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Books, Music, DVD’s – From your local Christian Bookstore

Please order from your local Christian bookstore

 

Better Books & Bibles, Calgary – www.betterbooksandbibles.com – 403-233-2409
Christian Book & Record, Edmonton – www.christianbookandrecord.ca – 780-478-2798
Kennedy’s Parable, Red Deer – www.onlinestore.kennedysparable.com – 403-342-7477
The Bookstore on Perron, St. Albert – www.bookstoreonperron.com – 780-458-3155
The Fig Tree Christian Books and Gifts, Edmonton – www.figtreebooks.ca – 780-443-2066

 

 

Recommended by Better Books and Bibles, Calgary

 

 

Recommended by Christian Book and Record, Edmonton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended by Better Books and Bibles, Calgary

 

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Better Books and bibles

 

Where is God in a Coronavirus World?
By John Lennox
The Good Book Company

We are living through a unique, era-defining period. Many of our old certainties have gone, whatever our view of the world and whatever our beliefs. The coronavirus pandemic and its effects are perplexing and unsettling for all of us. How do we begin to think it through and cope with it?

In this short yet profound book, Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox examines the coronavirus in light of various belief systems and shows how the Christian worldview not only helps us to make sense of it but also offers us a sure and certain hope to cling to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2084: Artificial Intelligence, Humanity and the God Question
by John C. Lennox
Zondervan

You don’t have to be a computer scientist to get involved in the discussion about where artificial intelligence and technology are going.

What will the year 2084 hold for you–for your friends, for your family, and for our society? Are we doomed to the grim dystopia imagined in George Orwell’s 1984?

In 2084, scientist and philosopher John Lennox will introduce you to a kaleidoscope of ideas: the key developments in technological enhancement, bioengineering, and, in particular, artificial intelligence. You will discover the current capacity of AI, its advantages and disadvantages, the facts and the fiction, as well as potential future implications.

The questions posed by AI are open to all of us. And they demand answers. A book that is written to challenge all readers, no matter your worldview, 2084 shows how the Christian worldview, properly understood, can provide evidence-based, credible answers that will bring you real hope for the future of humanity.

 

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Letters to a Young Progressive 
by Mike S Adams
Regnery Publishing

Presented as a series of letters between Adams and his former student, Zach, Letters to a Young Progressive reveals how the “education” of college kids across the country is producing a generation of unhappy, unimaginative, and unproductive adults. The perfect book to help parents prevent – or undo – the ubiquitous liberal brainwashing of their children before it is too late.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Too Good to be False: How Jesus’ Incomparable Character Reveals his Reality 
by Tom Gilson
Deward Publishing

Too Good to be False will give you a truly fresh view of Jesus, filled with insights into his character like you’ve never seen or heard before-because nothing like this has been published in close to a century. This book will awaken your worship and strengthen your faith in him. You’ll see more clearly than ever just how much Jesus’ character is unlike any other, including the so-called greats of history, or even of myth, imagination, or legend. No one else has loved as he loved, led as he led, cared as he cared, or understood himself as Jesus understood himself. He stands magnificently alone-a truth that will not only encourage believers but also challenge skeptics who tell us it’s “only a story.” Using an approach today’s skeptics have never faced, the author takes the story of Jesus seriously as a story, and finds his character too consistent, too unique, and too extraordinarily good to be mere legend, as skeptics suppose him to be. He’s truly too good to be false. Includes a study guide for small group discussion.

 

 

 

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Recommended by Christian Book and Record, Edmonton

 

The Pilgrim’s Progress: Illustrated Edition 

by John Bunyan, edited by C.J. Lovik, illustrated by Mike Wimmer

There are so many editions of the beloved classic, but this one is especially beautiful. The outside binding looks classic yet timeless, hardcover with gold foil. The book is printed on high-quality paper and has full-colour illustrations throughout. The footnotes are placed discreetly so as not to interrupt your reading of the text, but they also provide helpful supplemental information, and there are editor’s notes at the end of the book for those who want more detail. A great experience of John Bunyan’s classic story.   – Nancy  (Staff Pick)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Myths About Singleness 

by Sam Allberry

This book responds to 7 common misconceptions about singleness, helping everyone—married and unmarried alike—value the unique opportunities that singleness affords to contribute to the flourishing of the church as a whole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Does 

by Bob Goff

The runaway New York Time’s bestseller!

Can a simple concept shift your entire world? Bob certainty thinks so. When it comes to loving your neighbors, instead of focusing on having the “right answers” or checking the “right boxes,” what if you decide to simply do love? To shamelessly show love and grace to those around you–what would that look like? Not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings, Bob’s love takes action. Bob believes Love Does.

It might look like spending 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. It might look like taking your kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. It might look like taking a road trip with a stressed-out college student–even though you just got married a few days before.

When Love Does, life gets interesting. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob’s life and attitude in this collection of stories just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too.

If you love Love Does, don’t forget to check out Everybody, Always for more of Bob’s delightful and inspiring stories!

This book made me laugh and made me cry. It has tons of good messages throughout. Bob Goff is one of my favourite authors. I met him once and he autographed my book. -Karen (Staff pick)

 

 

 

 

Laser Engravable Tumbler

Mugs always make a great gift and the fact that you can customize it makes it extra special… it’s like an extra warm hug (especially now, when we can’t give hugs)! -Karen (Staff Pick)

 

 

 

 

Hard Cuts: Songs from the HARDLOVE Sessions 

by Needtobreathe

For Christian fans of Switchfoot, Skillet, Stryper, and other hard-rocking bands.

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve Women of the Bible:  Study Guide & DVD
Zondervan

StudyGuide:

DVD:

Let’s get real! Don’t you just love authentic people? Aren’t you drawn to women who are transparent and real? There is something fresh and wonderful about women who have nothing to hide and who are not ashamed about who they are . . . even the tough parts. 

In this twelve-session small group journey, taught by six acclaimed Bible teachers, you will meet a group of amazing women in the Bible who are absolutely real. At first you might wonder why God captured these particular stories in the Bible. But, as you press on, you will discover that their raw and revealing stories of frailties, struggles, sins and brokenness are a real gift to women today.  

You’ll discover lessons from each of these women that will help you persevere through the circumstances you are facing. Learn how to:  

  • Apply biblical lessons to your own modern-day struggles  
  • Live through your failures as well as your successes  
  • Draw near to God in a world filled with trials  
  • Find lasting contentment in every situation 
  • Overcome rejection and insecurity  

Their stories are not fairytales, their road was not easy, and their examples are not perfect. They lived in times and places quite different than ours. Yet they hold up a mirror to our souls that can help us better understand our own story. And in doing so, we find freedom to come to God as we are, with total transparency, honest and real.  

Sessions include:

  1. Eve: Finding Lasting Contentment in the Truth (Lysa TerKeurst) 
  2. Rebekah: Breaking Free of Feminine Stereotypes (Jonalyn Fincher) 
  3. Leah: Overcoming Rejection and Insecurity (Naomi Zacharias) 
  4. Hannah: Surrendering in Waiting (Amena Brown) 
  5. Abigail: Dealing with Confrontation in Relationships (Elisa Morgan) 
  6. Gomer: Learning to Accept Unconditional Love (Jeanne Stevens)
  7. Mary, Mother of Jesus: Moving from Comfort to Courage (Jeanne Stevens)
  8. Mary Magdalene: Transforming from Outcast to Follower (Jonalyn Fincher) 
  9. Mary of Bethany: Putting Our Faith into Action (Elisa Morgan) 
  10. Martha: Finding Our Identity in Jesus (Amena Brown) 
  11. The Woman at the Well: Turning Our Messes into Messages (Lysa TerKuerst)
  12. The Syrophoenician Woman: Approaching God with Persistency and Boldness (Naomi Zacharias) 

 

Staff pick: “The real-life testimonies of women who’d had similar experiences to the Biblical women portrayed in the study really appeal to non-believers and believers alike. The speakers on the DVD are reputable people who present themselves well. My whole study group loved this one.” -Debra 

 

 

Discerning the Voice of God
by Priscilla Shirer
Life Way Christian Resources

A decade ago, Priscilla Shirer authored Discerning the Voice of God, and since then God has continued to grow, teach, and challenge her in her walk with Him. This revised and expanded edition reflects that growth through new stories, illustrations, and exercises.

Through 7 sessions, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

Features:

  • All-new interactive teaching videos approximately 30-40 minutes per session available for rent or purchase
  • Leader tips in the back of the Bible Study Book 
  • In-depth stories and illustrations
  • Personal study to be completed among the 7 group sessions
  • Articles and insights from Dr. Tony Evans
  • Exercises to equip you post-study

Benefits:

  • Challenge yourself in the discipline of daily Bible study.
  • Gain practical advice for knowing and understanding God’s voice through His Word.
  • Learn to recognize the Holy Spirit’s character, language, and tone of voice.
  • Experience a deeper relationship with God, and strengthen your daily walk with Him.

 

 

And for the rest of our picks (doing a COVID-19 theme this time)…

 

 

Infinite Hope in the Midst of Struggles
by Joni Eareckson Tada
Tyndale House Publishers

We can all use a little hope these days, and Jesus is our Living Hope (1 Peter 1:3). Filled with inspirational true stories as well as beautiful artwork to remind us of our true Hope in Jesus during these unprecedented times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Face Masks!

Various designers, now featuring Scripture and inspirational quotes.

Our staff have found these masks to be breathable, and our customers so far are loving the option to share their faith by wearing a mask with a message! Wide selection now available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disappointment with God: Three questions no one asks aloud
by Philip Yancey
Zondervan

This is a familiar emotion for many people, I think especially during this unique time in our history. This book takes on questions many of us may have asked throughout the COVID-19 experience, such as, “Is God unfair? Is God silent? Is God hidden?”

 

 

 

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