Book: Uncommon Manhood (Secrets to What It Means to Be a Man) by Tony Dungy

What does it mean to be a man of significance in a culture that doesn’t offer many positive role models? Super Bowl-winning coach Dungy has learned that the best definition of a man’s success is who he is—rather than what he has!  Reflecting on lessons he’s learned from his parents, career, mentors, and journey with God, Dungy moves beyond material success to illuminate those ambitions, attitudes, and allegiances that make our lives truly meaningful. 

Men this book will help you grow in your character, integrity, and courage. It will push you to be a man with both confidence and humility. It will challenge you to be a man who knows the value of family and faith. It will equip you to be a man who is truly uncommon. This is also a great basic discipleship book for any guy and also makes a great Father’s Day gift which is this month.

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Book: Handbook for Servants by Gayle Erwin

Do you hunger for God to be active in your life? Do you wonder if the Holy Spirit can renew and empower you? Gayle Erwin places our hand in the hand of Jesus and takes us to the side of the Comforter.

Answers to nagging questions for those who serve: Handling Manipulators, Working with Authority, Forgiveness, Fear, Competition, anger, Politics, Feelings, Foreign Ministry, Home Fellowships, Worship, Communion, Prayer, and more.

Gayle Erwin is fresh in his humor, Bible teaching share with us the Jesus style of serving in this Handbook for Servants.

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Book: Handbook of Preaching by Dr. Nathaniel Van Cleave

handbookofpreachingOne way to define a handbook is “a guide for travelers.” And for those whom God has led along the winding, sometimes uphill pathway of pastoring and preaching, Dr. Nathaniel M. Van Cleave’s classic “Handbook of Preaching” has been a beloved and venerable how-to-do-it resource. With its practical counsel, timeless insights and step-by-step instruction on creating and delivering Bible-based sermons, this book has been a mainstay for pastors, teachers and church leaders all over the world.

This book is a very practical step-by-step guide and full of advice for any who preach, or desire to. First released in 1943, Dr. Van Cleave’s careful instructions will bring help and enduring instruction to the next generation of communicators.

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Video: What is a Successful Church? by Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa

Our definitions of success are not always the same as God’s.  How does your church rate? What is a Successful Church?

Although given at the 2012 Calvary Chapel East Coast Pastors’ Conference, this message is ideal for the whole church.  It’s a dose of reality as we realize that our definitions of success are not always the same as God’s and if taken to heart by a congregation, could help a church move forward in unity, seeking the right goals.

When we don’t know how to measure success, we can become discouraged when we should be encouraged, and vice-versa.  We can become dissatisfied and angry, finding fault when there is none.  We can also become complacent and comfortable when the church is spiritually lacking.  This message is a must for everyone in ministry, and will help you understand the measurement of success in God’s eyes.

Source: http://streaming.ccphilly.org/video.aspx?id=ECPC1205

Book: A Pocket Guide to the Bible (How do we know it can be trusted?) by Answers in Genesis

Book: A Pocket Guide to the Bible (How do we know it can be trusted?) by Answers in GenesisThe Bible claims to be the Word of God and to be sufficient for understanding the world in which we live. But how do we know it can be trusted? Why 66 books? Is the Bible enough? Are there contradictions? Where is the proof of creation?

This Pocket Guide to The Bible by Answers in Genesis will give you answers to these questions and more. The Bible contains the very words of God and is the key to understanding the world in which we live. It is the history book of the universe, and the instruction manual for mankind. The Bible was written by the Creator, so we can put our trust in it!

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“But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:14-17)