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Coming for VBS 2016:

Surprise! Stories of Discovering Jesus

Jesus surprised the people he met! People in the temple were amazed by the conversations and questions they had with a boy named Jesus. Hungry people in a crowd had more than enough food to eat when Jesus provided plenty of food. Two travelers were sad that Jesus died, but then they were surprised when Jesus started walking alongside them! With each surprise, people discovered more about Jesus. Are you ready to be surprised by Jesus? Are you ready to ask questions and discover more about him? Then come along on the journey, open your eyes, and see what you will find!


Simply in Season

Simply in Season serves up more than three hundred recipes organized by season, along with a popular and expanded fruit and vegetable guide. This 10th anniversary edition transforms a beloved cookbook with recipes and stories linking food and faith into a visual masterpiece with colorful photographs to help cooksnovice to seasonedlearn how to prepare local and seasonal produce. This tenth aniversary edition includes: colorful photographs of seasonal dishes; expanded fruit and vegetable guide with storage, preparation, and serving suggestions; labels on gluten-free and vegetarian recipes; and seasonal menus to guide meal planning

Gather Around the Amish Table

Straight from Amish kitchens to yours, this cookbook offers favorite family recipes and charming stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks. Bake the pecan rolls that taste best after an ice-skating party, or try the hoagies that a community sold to help an Amish family with hospital bills. Discover the cocoa cupcakes with instructions to "stir by hand" that one young cook took literally, or whip up the whoopie pies that one Amish woman took to market in her horse and buggy.


The Naked Anabaptist

In churches and kitchens and neighborhood centers across the world, communities of Jesus-followers are crafting a vision of radical service, simple living, and commitment to peace. Many are finding a home in a Christian tradition almost five centuries old: Anabaptism.

Who are the Anabaptists? What do they believe? Where did they come from? What makes them different from other Christians? And can you become an Anabaptist without leaving your own church?

This new edition features voices and stories from North America and the global church; an updated and expanded definition and discussion of Christendom; and an updated resource section.

Rewilding the Way

When did we become so tame? How has "the good life" come to mean addiction to screens and status, fossil fuels and financial fitness? Can we break free to become the joyful and prophetic people God calls us to be? Trek along with wilderness guide Todd Wynward as he "rewilds" the Jesus Way. Seek the feral foundations of Scripture and the lessons that the prophets and disciples gleaned from wilderness testing.

Spark Retreat Kit

The all-in-one Spark kit comes with everything you'll need to help plan and lead a successful women's retreat. The director's guide includes step-by-step instructionsfrom how to plan a retreat and choosing a retreat location, to announcements, promotion, and snack ideas. The Bible study guide unpacks four stories of God's creative spirit at work. Each session in the Bible study guide is accompanied by a creative guide, with individual, small group, and large group ideas to help women take the study even deeper. A participant guide encourages women to make personal connections and provides space for reflection throughout the retreat.

Changing Lenses

Does the criminal justice system actually help victims and offenders? What does justice look like for those who have been harmed? For those who have done harm? Twenty-five years after it was first published, Changing Lenses by Howard Zehr remains the classic text of the restorative justice field. Now with valuable author updates on the changing landscape of restorative justice and a new section of resources for practitioners and teachers, Changing Lenses offers a framework for understanding crime, injury, accountability, and healing from a restorative perspective.


Christian. Muslim. Friend.

— W I N N E R —
2016 Christianity Today Book Award
for Mission/The Global Church

Can Christians and Muslims be friends? Real friends? David Shenk lays out twelve ways that Christians can form authentic relationships with Muslims—characterized by respect, hospitality, and candid dialogue—while still bearing witness to the Christ-centered commitments of their faith. Rooted in fifty years of friendship with Muslims in Somalia, Kenya, and the United States, this book will inspire readers with astounding stories of the author's animated conversations with Muslim clerics, visits to countless mosques around the globe, and the pastors and imams who are working for peace.

The Meditations series

Each book in this touching Meditation series offers prayers, scripture, poems, and inspiring words for many of life's transitionsmarriage, pregnancy, adoption, giving birth. The heartwarming books in this series span one month, offering wisdom to help Christian readers face the joys and challenges to be found in the months and years ahead. This six-book series has already earned a loyal audience, with more than 900,000 copies in print.

Titles include Meditations for the Expectant Mother, Meditations for the New Mother, Meditations for New Parents, Meditations for Adoptive Parents, Meditations for Single Moms, and Meditations for the Newly Married.

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