|The Ten Commandments of Dating: Time-Tested Laws for Building Successful Relationships (revised and updated)
By Ben Young & Dr. Samuel Adams / Thomas Nelson
Written from a Christian prospective, The Ten Commandments of Dating will give you practical, no-nonsense advice on how to make dating work for you. Authors Adams and Young provide ten time-tested relationship laws to protect you from the pitfalls of modern dating and increase your odds of successful dating.
|The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
By Gary Chapman / Northfield Press
Marriages may be made in heaven, but they must be nurtured here on earth. In this new paperback edition of Dr. Gary Chapman’s bestselling book, The Five Love Languages, he explains how people communicate love in different ways, and shares the wonderful things that happen when men and women learn to speak each other’s language. Chapters are categorized by love language and each one ends with simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. Paperback. A Focus on the Family recommendation.
|Wild at Heart
By John Eldredge / Thomas Nelson
Helping men rediscover their masculine heart, Wild at Heart, a guide to understanding Christian manhood and Christian men, offers a refreshing break from the chorus of voices urging men to be more responsible, reliable, dutiful … and dead. God designed men to be dangerous, says Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in every boy’s heart: to be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires—aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a “nice guy.” It’s no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be—dangerous, passionate, alive, and free.
|Should I Get Married? Revised
By M. Blaine Smith / Inter-varsity Press
Are your ready for marriage? Are you physically, spiritually and emotionally compatible? What if making such a big commitment scares you? How do you find God’s will in all this? These are crucial questions that every man or woman asks. And they deserve our best thinking. In this revised edition M. Blaine Smith draws from his own experience and his years of counseling singles and couples and takes a refreshingly candid, open-hearted look at these issues, helping men and women think through the important decisions concerning marriage.
|Knowing God’s Will
By M. Blaine Smith / Inter-varsity Press
How can you discover God’s will for the complicated decisions of time, money, relationships, education and career? How do you know which is best among a variety of “good” options? In this updated and substantially expanded edition, M. Blaine Smith shows how God unfolds his plan for your life—through the Bible, prayer, reason, abilities, circumstances, desire, and the counsel of others. He packs each chapter with stories illustrating how he and other Christians have learned to make decisions pleasing to God.
|Choosing God’s Best: Wisdom for Lifelong Romance
By Dr. Don Raunikar / Multnomah Publishers, Inc.
Is “Russian roulette” romance failing you? Dr. Don Raunikar, who worked extensively with singles seeking relief from the dark side of dating, shows you a better, biblical way. Choosing God’s Best delves into the issues Christian singles face today and offers sound advice for creating deeply satisfying godly relationships.
|Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Revised and Expanded
By Henry & Richard Blackaby, Claude King / B & H Publishing Group
The modern classic that has helped millions worldwide experience the height, depth, and breadth of God’s love is now even better! With over 70 percent revised material, this expanded edition features a new personal introduction by Henry, updated stories and examples, a clearly outlined plan of salvation, and seven new chapters. 341 pages, softcover from B&H.
|My Utmost for His Highest: An Updated Edition in Today’s Language
By Oswald Chambers, edited by Jim Reimann / Barbour Publishing
A priceless classic at an affordable price! Based on the NKJV, Reimann’s modern language edition of Chambers’s best-selling daily devotional features heart-challenging, life-changing insights on everything from adversity and assurance to worry and worship. An “utmost” gift-giving opportunity for everybody you know—and for yourself! Includes Scripture and subject indexes. 400 pages, softcover from Barbour.
|The Complete Works of E. M. Bounds on Prayer
By E.M. Bounds / Baker
E.M. Bounds truly followed the charge to pray without ceasing. It was as normal and essential to him as breathing. But though he was in prayer constantly, it never became a chore to him. Throughout his life, whether he was ministering to troops during the Civil War or bringing God’s Word to his congregation, E.M. Bounds relished his time in conversation with God.Though only two of his books were published in his lifetime, The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer combines all eight of Bounds’s classic treatments of prayer. Join the generation of believers who have energized their prayer lives with the help of this godly man.
By Eric Wilson / Thomas Nelson
Captain Caleb Holt is a reliable firefighter, but at home, his marriage is a flickering ember. Caleb’s father challenges him to give it one more shot—with a 40-day dare! Will Caleb rescue his “wedded bliss” by loving his wife the way God loves us, or has it already gone up in smoke? 320 pages, softcover from Nelson.
|The Life You’ve Always Wanted Small Group DVD
By John Ortberg / Zondervan
In this six-session small group DVD curriculum, award-winning author John Ortberg teaches participants the skills essential to “running the marathon” in the Christian life: slowing down, celebrating joy, practicing prayer, studying Scripture, and trusting God. Running time of each session, approx 15 minutes.