The Bible is the primary Book we really must read. We are promised that if we draw close to Him, He will draw close to us. Staying in His living Word daily and experiencing the supernatural revelations which penetrate us as a result of our fellowship with Him is a foundational part of becoming all we can be in Christ.
Many of these books serve a great end by causing us to go deeper with Jesus. The Company is pleased to support such books and have suggested several. May they inspire you and bless you.
After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue. She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but journaling helped her grow closer to God. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her messages. These devotions are written from Jesus' point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling®. It is Sarah's fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure.Buy Now
Devotions written as if Jesus is speaking directly to a child's heart.Based on her original Jesus Calling, this version has been adapted in a language and fashion that kids and tweens can relate to their everyday lives.After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down what she believed He was saying to her through Scripture. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her devotionals. They are written from Jesus' point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling. It is Sarah's fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers, and now young readers, with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure.Buy Now
Walk His Steps, Pray His Way It's not an activity. Nor a chore. Prayer is a way of life. Here's how you can move beyond rituals and discover new intimacy with Jesus. Henry and Norman Blackaby's thorough study of Jesus' prayer life reveals astounding truths about God's intent for prayer. By the time you turn the last page of this 2006 National Day of Prayer book, your old notions will be replaced by the reality of Jesus' example. You'll experience the power of heaven and earth being joined together as the King of all creation lays His heart over yours. Your will becomes aligned with His. Discover freedom from methods and formulas, the beauty of a gentle step-by-step reformation process, and let God unfold His mighty purposes for you. JESUS& ; in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears& was heard because of His godly fear. ; Hebrews 5:7 The One who loved you to His death continues to pursue you. He will humbly lay His heart over yours. Heaven and earth will agree. The supernatural will powerfully unfold. And y ou will be changed forever. Story Behind the Book Jesus' ministry was marked by a life of prayer. Even more, Jesus is the pattern and definition of prayer. Who better for America to pray with on the National Day of Prayer than Him? And who better than father-son team Henry and Norman Blackaby to unveil such a message? In classic Blackaby style, they reveal how Jesus' example can become our way of life. When prayer is genuine, life change is real. Look out, America. Prayer is changing our country like nothing ever has&or will!Buy Now
The Indwelling Life of Christ
"Christ in you, the hope of glory." -Colossians 1:27 Why do we keep failing even in our best efforts to live the Christian life? Because no one other than Jesus Christ can live it, for the simple reason that He is the Christian life! And only He can live it in our lives as well. Major W. Ian Thomas takes a refreshing look at the pure thrill of living victoriously as you embrace the living Savior's presence within you. The more you become genuinely and relentlessly available to Christ, the more He can take over so that your Christian walk becomes vibrant and effective! This inspiring devotional, along with the application questions at the end of each reading, will help you focus consistently on Jesus Himself so you can serve and enjoy Him at an entirely new level and dimension. You can try to steer clear of sin. Avoid temptation. Refuse to steal, lie, or use drugs and alcohol. You can indeed try to be sinless. But that is still you. And you are still trying. Jesus Christ was not holy because He focused His efforts on avoiding sin. Instead, "He refused to allow there to be any possible explanation for the quality of His life but the Father, as God, dwelling in Him, as Man,"writes Major W. Ian Thomas. So whom do you want dwelling in you? More of you? Or allof Christ? Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27 Story Behind the Book Major W. Ian Thomas was twelve years old when he accepted the Lord with a simple prayer. But by nineteen, "I had been reduced to spiritual exhaustion," he says, "with no hope or reason for going on." It was then that he discovered the life-transforming secret of the indwelling life of the living Lord Jesus Christ. God gave him a message through Galatians 2:20, where he learned to say, "Lord Jesus, I can't-You never said I could-but You can, and always said You would. That is all I need to know." Major Thomas came to understand it was Christ Himself living through him who would do His work. This is the message he has been passionately proclaiming all his life. From the Hardcover edition.Buy Now
A Future and a Hope
Jon Courson shares from God’s Word and his own experiences of having his wife taken to Heaven at age twenty-eight, then his sixteen-year-old daughter suddenly taken twelve years later. Jon declares he has discovered that our Father is absolutely faithful, our Savior is very real, and the Holy Spirit is incredibly comforting in times of trial. Be personally assured that God has for us a future and a hope.
“Our God is so good, gang. I promise you, whatever test comes your way, He has already prepared you and will continue to seeyou through in order that you may emerge with a testimony that will impact many.”
'For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.' - Jeremiah 29:11
What is the Gospel
This newest addition to the IXMarks series presents a clear, straightforward statement of the gospel, the third mark of a healthy church. What is the gospel? It seems like a simple question, yet it has been known to incite some heated responses, even in the church. How are we to formulate a clear, biblical understanding of the gospel? Tradition, reason, and experience all leave us ultimately disappointed. If we want answers, we must turn to the Word of God. Greg Gilbert does so in What Is the Gospel?Beginning with Paul's systematic presentation of the gospel in Romans and moving through the sermons in Acts, Gilbert argues that the central structure of the gospel consists of four main subjects: God, man, Christ, and a response. The book carefully examines each and then explores the effects the gospel can have in individuals, churches, and the world. Both Christian and non-Christian readers will gain a clearer understanding of the gospel in this valuable resource.Buy Now
My Utmost for His Highest
For nearly seventy-five years, countless millions of Christians the world over have trusted the spiritual companionship of Oswald Chambers's daily devotional, My Utmost for His Highest. These brief scripture-based readings?by turns comforting and challenging?will draw you into God's presence and form you as a disciple of the Risen Lord. You'll treasure their insight, still fresh and vital. And you'll discover what it means to offer God your very best for His greatest purpose?to truly offer Him your utmost for His highest. This edition includes Chambers's text, updated by editor James Reimann, along with helpful subject and scripture indexes.Buy Now