Book: Charisma vs. Charismania by Chuck Smith

This book is a scripturally balanced look at the person and work of the Holy Spirit. And will equip you to avoid the extremes surrounding the subject of the Holy Spirit and arm you with solid biblical teaching.

In the words of Chuck Smith, Charisma is a beautiful, natural anointing of God’s Spirit upon a person’s life, enabling him or her to do the work of God. Charismania is a fleshly endeavor to imitate charisma. It is any human effort to do the work of the Spirit in the energy or ability of the flesh.

These displays of charismania take on many forms and always draw attention to the person rather than to Jesus Christ. Pastor Chuck believers that the Holy Spirit does work in the lives of Christians today and he offers a sane, scriptural approach that will encourage all believers to look to the Holy Spirit for guidance.

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Book: Doctrines (A Simplified Road Map Of Biblical Truth) by Raul Ries

Doctrines – A Simplified Road Map Of Biblical Truth by Raul Ries God has proved a road map for our Christian walk, in His Word—the Bible. In order to navigate the plan He has for each of our lives and avoid detours and dead end streets, we have to know what we believe and why. We take these detours and end up on dead end streets when we encounter people who appear to be Christians, but in reality are false teachers or members of religious cults. They lead us away from the hope and salvation of Christ, into empty promises.

If you want to be able to recognize and avoid these pitfalls, study and learn the basic doctrines of the Bible and you will not be deceived and led in the wrong direction. You will also be able to help others avoid these pitfalls found in false teachings. Doctrines of each are discussed: the Bible, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, church, angels, Satan, demons and the last days.

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Book: No Compromise (The Life Story of Keith Green) by Melody Green

A spiritual revolutionary, Keith Green found freedom through Jesus, not religion, and spent his last years convincing others to refuse to accept the status quo and instead to bring compassion and honesty back to the church. He touched people through vibrant lyrics in songs like “Your Love Broke Through,” “You Put This Love In My Heart,” and “Asleep In The Light.”

He was only twenty-eight when he died in a plane crash with two of his small children, but singer/songwriter Keith Green had already created a legacy of music and inspiration that would outlive him. Last Days Ministries, which he and his wife Melody founded, went on to challenge thousands of people to take to the mission fields of the world.

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Book: The Total Money Makeover (A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness) by Dave Ramsey

totalMoneymakeoverIf you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this–it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. Instead of promising the normal dose of quick fixes, Dave Ramsey offers a bold, no-nonsense approach to money matters, providing not only the how-to but also a grounded and uplifting hope for getting out of debt and achieving total financial health. Dave Ramsey lays down a concrete plan to get people out of debt and into good financial position based on Biblical principles.

With “The Total Money Makeover” you’ll be able to:
• Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt–meaning cars, houses, everything
• Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will hurt you)
• Be more secure for emergencies by using cash and have a good retirement

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At Calvary Chapel of Fergus Falls we practice these principles, and recommend Dave’s Seven Baby Steps.