Book: The Making of a Man of God (Lessons from the Life of David) by Alan Redpath

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In this Christian classic, Alan Redpath blends insights from the life of David from 1st and 2nd Samuel, 1st Chronicles, and Psalms to demonstrate how God shapes those who are responsive to his love. David was a shepherd and a king, a soldier and a poet, a sinner and a saint. He was also a man after God’s own heart.

Alan Redpath shows how through the life of David the conversion of a soul is the miracle of a moment, but the making of a saint is the task of a lifetime. You will see this truth most clearly as you learn about the turbulent and triumphant times in the life of the shepherd-king David. And despite his faults, great and small, David became a man who wondrously understood and reflected the mind of a perfect God.

I believe that both men and women will find themselves identifying with David’s struggles and triumphs, and that this book will give you a glimpse of how God is continually shaping you for His glory as well as He did for David.

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Movie: The Drop Box

dropboxfilmThe Drop Box is a heart-touching documentary that tells the remarkable true story of a courageous pastor named Lee Jong-rak. After finding an abandoned infant on his doorstep in the winter, Pastor Lee built a special drop box to keep any future findings safe. Over the past decade, Pastor Lee has rescued hundreds of babies who would have otherwise been abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea. 

The Drop Box is a powerful documentary and a real story of hope and love! Every life is valuable and precious from God, and it is our desire that you will be inspired to really live for the Lord by witnessing the love of God through the life of Pastor Lee.

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The Drop Box Film (DVD format) at: http://www.thedropboxfilm.com/

Book: Strengthening Your Marriage by Wayne Mack

SYMbyWayneMack You married “for better or worse.” Whichever term describes your marriage today, it can be better tomorrow. That’s because God has designed marriage to be a relationship of deep unity and strength. Despite the challenges that couples face today, marital harmony need not be considered an impossible ideal.  Wayne A. Mack recognizes the challenges before us, and shows us how to meet those challenges with growing success.

Mack’s biblically-based approach to marriage offers practical insights on marital roles, communication, finances, sex, child rearing, family worship, and more. Both as a counseling aid and as a guide for husbands and wives to study together, this book offers true hope and help where couples need it most. Also at Calvary Chapel Fergus Falls we recommend this book and go through it for our Premarital Classes.

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Book: The 5 Love Languages (The Secret to Love That Lasts) by Gary Chapman

thefivelovelanguagesbookFalling in love is easy, but staying in love – now that’s the challenge in marriage! So, how can you keep your relationship fresh and growing with all of the demands and conflicts of everyday life? In the book ‘The 5 Love Languages’, you’ll discover an approach to showing and receiving love that will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your spouse. Also at the end of the book is a quiz you and your spouse can take to help you figure out their love language.

Marriages may be made in heaven, but they must be nurtured here on earth. The ‘5 Love Languages’ explains how people communicate love in different ways, and shares the wonderful things that happen when a husband and wife learn to speak each other’s language. Chapters are categorized by love language (Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch) and each one ends with simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. This book is a wonderful investment for your marriage and your family!

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Book: Through the Bible in One Year (A 52-Lesson Introduction to the 66 Books of the Bible) by Alan B. Stringfellow

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For more than three decades, Through the Bible in One Year has brought greater insight into God’s Word to thousands of believers. Alan B. Stringfellow takes the reader completely through the Bible, book by book, this is a learning tool that spells out the progressive, step-by-step revelation of God’s will, shows how it has become manifest over the centuries, and explains how it affects believers’ lives today. With each study, the you will learn…

  • How to identify major themes in each book of the Bible
  • How to memorize key Scriptures
  • How to recognize God’s central messages
  • How each book came into being and the role it plays in the Bible story

By embarking on this yearlong journey, you will see the Bible unfold as a beautiful, divinely inspired true story, with a beginning, a middle, and an end yet to come. And by embracing its themes and truths, they will be better prepared to meet life’s daily challenges.

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