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Not a Fan Small Group Discipleship Study for Adults

March 24th, 2013

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If Jesus were to sit down with you right now and have a DTR (Define the Relationship) conversation, how would you respond? Are you truly his follower or just a fan—or perhaps someone who doesn’t even care about the difference? Not a Fan invites you to make Jesus not merely the object of your admiration, but the very center of your life. This small group discipleship pack contains one softcover follower’s journal, one softcover leader’s guide, and a two-disc DVD in Amaray case.
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If Jesus were to sit down with you right now and have a DTR (Define the Relationship) conversation, how would you respond? Are you truly his follower or just a fan—or perhaps someone who doesn’t even care about the difference? Not a Fan invites you to make Jesus not merely the object of your admiration, but the very center of your life. This small group discipleship pack contains one softcover follower’s journal, one softcover leader’s guide, and a two-disc DVD in Amaray case.

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Study – Every Christian Needs to See October 16, 2011
By C. Long
Format:DVD|Amazon Verified PurchaseOne of the best Christian t.v./movie type things I’ve ever seen! The spiritual value in this product is too high for me to even try and quantify. “Baby” Christians as well as mature ones will find value here. This can literally be a “life changing” product – and I don’t say that lightly at all. An EXCELLENT study either for church groups or individuals.

There are 6 episodes that are each 30 minutes long (give or take). The 6 episodes weave together a very interesting story that will draw you in immediately, and when you reach the end of 1 episode you will find yourself WANTING to see the next one to find out more.

Although the cost of this is expensive (at least $50 at this writing) and after ordering I wondered if I would regret it, I found it worth every penny and actually much more! However, from a practical perspective, it really bothers me that the creators would price it so high, as that fact alone, by necessity, will GREATLY limit the amount of ministry potential that this excellent product has. I don’t know if the creators/Kyle Idleman realize that or not, but they need to. This is a series that all Christians should watch. But at such high prices, many that otherwise might, won’t due to the price – which is a real shame given the vital importance of the message which it was developed to bring.

Note: There is a Not a Fan “movie”, which is much less expensive – I have watched it also and while it is OK (it is missing approximately half the footage), I do not believe it is nearly as effective as the study.

Although this is billed as a “small groups study” that was developed for churches – and I believe it would be excellent when used that way – it can just as easily be viewed independently at home (that’s what I did). In fact, it might even be more effective that way. Personally, I watched one a day and after watching each one, I mentally went through the included guide & exercise book, both of which ask some good questions and had some worthwhile exercises that I found truly helpful to help reinforce what I watched. In general they were an excellent companion to the DVD. With that said, I do have one warning: Personally I believe a few of the “crazier” exercises that are suggested in the companion book are not only not wise to do, but can open doors to the enemy that shouldn’t be opened. The exercises that say things like “this may seem awkward to do, but do it anyway”, I believe you should be very careful with doing them – please make sure you are very sensitive to the Lord on those things – our words and actions matter a lot (far more than we often realize) and although the intended goal of those exercises is good, some of them I believe can actually, albeit in ignorance, possibly open doors to the enemy. For instance, one of the wilder exercises suggests creating an altar to things you might be enslaved such as alcohol and trying to worship at that altar. The goal of the exercise is noble – it is to have you realize how silly it is to actually worship something like alcohol. But I personally believe such actions are unwise, even in such a context.

All in all, this is an EXCELLENT show/study with a message that couldn’t be more timely for the Church right now. Highly recommended!

Chris Long
Laugh & Lift ministries

The Grace Card (2011)

August 14th, 2012

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A Christian film about grace and forgiveness, The Grace Card tackles prejudice, loss, and grief. The death of a child 17 years ago filled Mac’s heart with anger and bigotry and crippled his relationship with his wife and youngest son. In his job as a policeman, he’s paired up with Sam, a black officer who’s also a part-time preacher and whom Mac dislikes intensely. Sam has also just received the promotion Mac thinks he deserved himself. The difficult partnership affects each man and his family in very different and significant ways. Sam struggles with the conflict between his desire as a minister to love and accept everyone, and his intense feelings of anger and even hate toward his fellow officer. That struggle almost turns him away from his calling as a preacher. A crisis on the job threatens to decimate what’s left of Mac’s family and brings the conflict between Mac and Sam to a climax. Just when the situation looks like it might destroy both men, a few well-chosen words and a seeming coincidence reveal that God has made Sam’s and Mac’s paths cross for a reason. What’s more, their interaction with one another causes both men to experience a personal and spiritual growth that neither could have anticipated. The expressions of bigotry in the film are hard to stomach, the sermonizing may be off-putting to some, and the events are sometimes quite predictable, but the portrayal of a city torn in half by racial prejudice is compelling and the message that forgiveness, rather than justice, offers the best solution is certainly worth considering. –Tami Horiuchi
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After police officer Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God … and everyone else. Can Mac and his new patrol partner, Sgt. Sam Wright, somehow join forces to help one another when it’s impossible to look past their differences—especially the most obvious one? Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal wounds by extending and receiving God’s grace. Offer The Grace Card … and never underestimate the power of God’s love. The Grace Card stars Michael Joiner, Michael Higgenbottom and Academy Award Winner, Louis Gossett Jr.

158 of 159 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Reminder February 27, 2011
By Sandra Carrington-smith
If you are attracted by high-tech special effects and big Hollywood names, The Grace Card might not be the movie for you, but if you are interested in watching a film that’s profound enough to impact your own life, you definitely cannot afford to miss this wonderful film.

The Grace Card is being released this weekend, Feb 25-27 across the nation, and I seriously hope many will find it in their hearts to go watch it. Why, you probably wonder? The reason is simple: Our society is deeply divided and wounded, and The Grace Card offers a different approach to stop the bleeding.

Mac McDonald loses his young son in a tragic accident, and his life spirals down from that moment on. As years pass, his relationship with his family becomes strained, and his bottled-up angry feelings wash into his attitude at work, slowing down his progression in his career as a law enforcement officer.
As a final straw, Mac is forced by his superior to pair up with Sam, an African-American pastor who took the job as a police officer to pay the bills, though his true dream is to create a self-sustaining, full-time ministry.There is little love lost between the two men, and their forced partnership triggers feelings neither of them are happy to face. They accept their shared task out of necessity, but even Sam struggles to understand why their paths intersected.When tragedy strikes, the design becomes suddenly clear, and both men discover that nothing happens by mistake. In a breathtaking turn of events, they both realize that Divine Grace was at work the whole time to bring healing not just in their individual lives but, as a reflection, to the collective of society.

The Grace Card is a fantastic document on forgiveness and a powerful reminder that each of us is but a tile in the tapestry of life. A message most of us desperately need to acknowledge.

59 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Movie February 25, 2011
By Mags
Amazon Verified PurchaseThis movie addresses racial prejudice, pain of unresolved grief, the effects of hate and unforgiveness and its impact on the person plus all those who come in contact with him. Well acted. I felt inspired by the message and hope to see more movies which are based on fostering individual growth through overcoming prejudice, anger and unforgiveness.

Baby’s First Book of Prayers [Hardcover]

June 25th, 2012

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Publication Date: September 1, 2002 | Age Level: 2 and up
A charming first book of prayers for baby. Makes a wonderful gift for a new baby. Moms and Grandmoms alike will love this padded, foil-stamped and embossed edition of My First Book of Prayers. Baby will love it too as soon as Mom starts reading it.

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A charming first book of prayers for baby. Makes a wonderful gift for a new baby. Moms and Grandmoms alike will love this padded, foil-stamped and embossed edition of My First Book of Prayers. Baby will love it too as soon as Mom starts reading it.
About the Author
Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books for teens, women, and children. Before publishing, Melody traveled around the world, volunteered in teen ministry, taught preschool, raised two sons, and worked briefly in interior design and later in international adoption. ‘I think real-life experiences inspire the best fiction,’ she says. Her wide variety of books seems to prove this theory.

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Reading level: Ages 2 and up

Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (September 1, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310702879
ISBN-13: 978-0310702870

41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful book September 20, 2004
By Melanie
Format:HardcoverThis book focuses on being thankful for all things in life–from the smallest of things (the green grass, noses, giggles and many more) to the more important things in life (Mommy and Daddy and families). Prayers are very short and rhyme. Prayers about behaviors are included in this book such as a couple about being sorry for acting bad and learning to share. The book is small–perfect for tiny hands. This has been one of my very favorite books. I will buy this book for all new moms in the future. I definitely recommend this book and hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

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I love the rhythm of the rhymes June 9, 2008
By JLS
Format:HardcoverI read these prayers to my infant over and over again. I would randomly choose different ones and seemed to always find something new. Now, my 18 month old will sit and flip the pages for 20-30 minutes at a time. Now, she loves all books so this is not unique to this book but I really love this book!

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Very nice collection November 5, 2009
By Laura
Format:Hardcover|Amazon Verified PurchaseThis book has a large variety of prayers for all occasions. It’s nice and small, but has large text so it’s easy for little ones learning to read. The prayers are illustrated with appropriate and easy to depict images. I definitely prefer this book to the “Baby’s First Bible” by the same author. It would make a very nice gift for a toddler or preschooler for Christmas, Easter, or other religious holiday.

Children’s Ministry Magazine (Christian Education)

April 9th, 2012

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The leading Christian resource of people who serve children in the church; all sunday school teachers should have this magazine.

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So many tips, tricks and great suggestions. Great inspiration. Articles are always relevant to what is going on in today’s world and Church.

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The Secret Power of Speaking God’s Word [Hardcover]

April 2nd, 2012

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Publication Date: August 26, 2004
#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer teaches readers how to create change in their lives and truly receive God’s blessings. Includes powerful Scriptures covering over 50 topics, such as patience, loneliness, and wisdom.

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About the Author
Joyce Meyer is a wonderful Bible teacher and Hodder Faith is proud to publish her in the UK. Her approachable, friendly style is welcomed by millions of readers who appreciate down-to-earth, practical guidance on applying biblical teaching to their everyday lives. She is best known for BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND and the associated family of books. We are excited to be publishing her most recent title, THE LOVE REVOLUTION – Joyce’s inspirational manifesto for social change through the simple act of loving our neighbours. Joyce’s second novel ANY MINUTE also published in 2009. This is also her second collaboration with bestselling Christian novelist Deborah Bedford after THE PENNY, a novel based on her own childhood. Joyce Meyer has a worldwide ministry and broadcasts to millions daily through her television programme ‘Enjoying Everyday Life'(r).

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Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Warner (August 26, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446577367
ISBN-13: 978-0446577373
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Joyce Meyer is one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ.
Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, she teaches on hundreds of subjects, has authored over seventy books and conducts close to fifteen conferences per year. To date, more than 12 million of her books have been distributed worldwide, and in 2007 over 3.2 million copies were sold. Joyce also has a television and radio program, Enjoying Everyday Life®, that is broadcast worldwide to a potential audience of 3 billion people. In addition, her programs can be accessed around the clock at www.joycemeyer.org.
Having suffered sexual abuse as a child and the pain of an emotionally abusive first marriage, Joyce discovered the freedom to live victoriously by applying God’s Word to her life and in turn desires to help others do the same. From her battle with breast cancer to the struggles of everyday life, she speaks openly and practically about her experiences so others can apply what she has learned to their lives.
Over the years, God has provided Joyce with many opportunities to share her testimony and the life-changing message of the Gospel. In fact, Time magazine selected her as one of the most influential evangelical leaders in America. She is an incredible testimony of the dynamic, redeeming work of Jesus Christ. She believes and teaches that regardless of a person’s background or past mistakes, God has a place for them and can help them on their path to enjoying everyday life.
Joyce holds an earned PhD in theology from Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida; an honorary doctorate in divinity from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and an honorary doctorate in sacred theology from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Joyce and her husband, Dave, have been married for over forty years, and they are the parents of four grown children. Dave and Joyce Meyer make their home in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Do you take aspirin, Tylenol or Advil when you have a headache?

Well, this book is medicine for the spirit!

It is broken down into categories for easy reference. IE: Hope, anger, encouragement, faith and so on.

So many times we get “attacked” during the day… I pull out my book find the appropriate scriptures, say them out load (that’s the key) and immediately feel the peace of God.

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When I first received this book, I was a little disappointed because it wasn’t what I expected. It has turned out to be even better than I expected. This book has become my pocket reference for POWERFUL scriptures. I carried it one day to a business seminar, during one of the breaks my co-worker learned some disappointing news. I could see her spirit was down and she needed some encouragement. I started to quote some of the powerful scriptures on faith from the book. She asked to see the book, she read over the scriptures and began meditating on them. Her spirit quickly became uplifted.
The size of the book is perfect, you can discretly pull it out and look up a scripture for whatever you may be dealing with at the time. There are scriptures on, insecurity, patience, favor, wisdom, courage, and depression to name a few.

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Confident Heart, A [Kindle Edition]

March 21st, 2012

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Often the biggest obstacle to living out our faith is our own doubt–about our worth, our abilities, our relationship with God, and situations in our lives. A Confident Heart gives voice to the questions, doubts, struggles, and hopes so many women have. Author Renee Swope shows women how to identify, overcome, and even use doubt in order to live confidently in God’s power, truth, and grace. Perfect for women’s small groups or individuals, A Confident Heart is an authentic, insight-filled and encouraging message for any woman who wants to exchange destructive thought patterns with biblical truth that will transform the way she thinks, feels, and lives.
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Step out of the shadows of self-doubt to live with a confident heart
Ever feel like you’re not good enough, smart enough, or valuable enough? Renee Swope understands. Even with a great family, a successful career, and a thriving ministry, she still struggled with self-doubt. Sharing her own personal story, Renee shows you how to rely on the power of God’s promises to find the security you need and the confidence you long for!

Exchange fear-filled thinking with faith-filled believing
Fail forward when life or sin sets you back
Embrace your God-given purpose, passion, and personality
See beyond who you are to who you are becoming in Christ
Powerful Scripture-based prayers are at the end of each chapter, along with Bible study questions and a chart with thirty-one promises to replace our most common self-doubts. Foreword by Lysa TerKeurst.

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“I’m so excited about Renee’s book. She’s walked this journey and gives us the gift of truths she’s discovered that will sweep away self-doubt and usher in the godly confidence we’ve been longing for our whole lives!”– Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times Best-selling Author and President of Proverbs 31 Ministries

“You’ll never be the same after you read this book!”–Sheri Rose Shepherd, bestselling author of His Princess and His Princess Bride

“I felt like A Confident Heart was written specifically for me. Renee’s depth, wisdom, and willingness to be real while sharing the real of Jesus blessed me beyond measure!”–Abby Rike, Biggest Loser, Season 8; author of Working It Out

“A Confident Heart is a captivating, story-driven book that provides real solutions to the real doubts and fears we all face.”–Jennifer Rothschild, author of Me, Myself & Lies

Renee Swope is a popular national conference speaker, P31 radio show co-host, and executive director with Proverbs 31 Ministries. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children.

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Print Length: 229 pages
Publisher: Revell (August 1, 2011)
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Language: English
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Shout Praises Kids – You Are Good

January 2nd, 2012

Shout Praises Kids – You Are Good

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Directors: Shout Praises Kids
Format: NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Number of discs: 1
Rated: G (General Audience)
Studio: Integrity Music
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
Run Time: 45 minutes
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FROM THE BEST SELLING SHOUT PRAISES KIDS SERIES COMES TWO FRESHLY REPACKAGED EXCITING AND FAST PACED WORSHIP VIDEOS. Both projects feature 9 videos with energetic fun graphics and on screen lyrics that help create a great environment for kids to praise and worship. The Worship Resource DVD version of each features functionality that make them perfect for children’s ministry.