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

Please order from your local Christian bookstore

– All accepting online and/or phone orders, some are now open limited hours.

House of James, Abbotsford – www.houseofjames.com – 604-852-3701
InHouse Christian Books, Surrey – www.inhousechristian.com – 604-584-0727
Pilgrim Book and Bible, Vancouver – www.pilgrimbookandbible.com – 604-437-3117
Regent College Bookstore, Vancouver – aerbook.com/store/regent
Christian Book and Music, Victoria – www.christianbookandmusic.com – 250-384-7534
Kennedy’s Parable, Kelowna – www.kennedysparable.com – 250-762-8444

 

Product recommendations:

Recommended by Lando Klassen, House of James, Abbotsford – Click Here

 

Recommendations from Regent College Bookstore – Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended by Lando Klassen, House of James, Abbotsford

 

Beyond Awkward Side Hugs: Living as Christian Brothers and Sisters in a Sex-Crazed World
by Bronwyn Lea & Christine Caine 
Thomas Nelson

It doesn’t have to be this weird

When it comes to relationships between men and women, we have more questions than answers:

  • How do we keep relationships with the opposite sex healthy – and still hug each other after small group?
  • Is it possible for married men and women to be friends with people of the opposite sex?
  • What does it mean to be a woman if you’re not a wife, or a man if you’re not a husband?

Jesus’ pattern for church living was one of family – of brothers and sisters living in intimate, life-giving community with each other. With story, sensitivity, and hope, Beyond Awkward Side Hugs invites us to leave behind eroticized, fear-based patterns and move toward gendered, generous relationships between men and women of character as we love one another as Jesus did.

Beyond Awkward Side Hugs is a deep well of biblical wisdom, and Lea has written with nuance and clarity, humor and grace.”
– Jen Pollock Michel, author of Surprised by Paradox and Keeping Place

“The church desperately needs a bigger vision for how men and women can flourish together in ministry and friendship, and Bronwyn Lea paints a vivid picture for how we’ll get there.”
– Steve Wiens, author of Shining Like the SunBeginnings, and Whole

Houseofjames.com

 

 

 

Kings Falling
by Ronie Kendig
Book of the Wars # 2 (series)
Bethany House Publishers
Fiction / Christian – Suspense / Thrillers – Suspense / Action & Adventure

 

Leif Metcalfe and his team, dubbed Reaper, need to recover the stolen, ancient Book of the Wars if they hope to stop the Armageddon Coalition and their pursuit of global economic control. But their attention has been diverted by a prophecy in the book that foretells of formidable guardians who will decimate the enemies of ArC. While Iskra Todorova uses her connections in the covert underworld to hunt down the Book of the Wars, Leif and Reaper attempt to neutralize these agents, but quickly find themselves outmaneuvered and outgunned.

The more Reaper tries to stop the guardians, the more failure becomes a familiar, antagonistic foe. Friendships are fractured, and the team battles to hold it together long enough to defeat ArC. But as this millennia-old conspiracy creeps closer and closer to home, the implications could tear Leif and the team apart.

 

Book #1 – Storm Rising by Ronie Kendig

 

 

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The Crushing Depths
by Dani Pettrey
Coastal Guardians # 2 (series)
Bethany House Publishers

When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker on the first drilling platform off the North Carolina coast, Coast Guard investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers are sent to take the case. Tensions surrounding the oil rig are high and the death has everyone on edge. Environmental activists are threatening to do whatever it takes to stop the structure from being completed, while rumours are being whispered about ancient curses surrounding this part of the ocean.

Mounting evidence shows the death may not have been an accident at all. Was he killed by one of the activists or, perhaps more frighteningly, a member of his own crew? Rissi and Mason have to sort through not only a plethora of suspects, but also their own past and attraction to each other.

Just as the case seems like it’ll break open, worse news arrives. A tropical storm has turned their way and soon they’re cut off from any rescue – and right where the killer wants them. It’s a race to discover his identity before he eliminates the threat they pose.

 

Book #1 – The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey

 

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Rage Against the MinivanLearning to Parent Without Perfection
by Kristen Howerton 
Convergent

A smart, irreverent personal manifesto challenging the idea that there’s a right way to raise kids, for anyone who has grown weary of the onslaught of expert advice and perfect Instagrams curated by influencer moms. 

Filled with her signature blend of humour, vulnerability, and insight, Rage Against the Minivan is the handbook Kristen Howerton wishes she’d had when she was a new mom. At its heart, it is about parents learning how to love better by letting themselves off the hook.

With her hard-earned knowledge gained from having four kids in four years, she navigates the emotional and sometimes messy waters of motherhood: the expectations, the anxiety, the total lack of control, and yes, the indignities of driving a minivan (which now sits in her driveway covered in crushed Cheerios and the remnants of her self-esteem).

Howerton shares her unexpected journey through motherhood, from infertility to adoption to divorce, and how she learned to quell her inner anxiety to do it all perfectly. As a mom of both white and black children, Howerton is an advocate for social justice, foster care reform, and helping fellow parents to step up to hard conversations about race with their kids. Her writing speaks to the thorny issues parents deal with every day while reminding them they are not alone on this unpredictable ride.

Rage Against the Minivan serves as a quiet resistance against the superficial obsessions of motherhood, from the kind of car we drive to looking like we’ve got it all together. Infused with heart and humour, it’s a permission slip to allow yourself to be a “good-enough” parent.

Houseofjames.com

 

 

 

 

 

Befriending Your MonstersFacing the Darkness of Your Fears to Experience the Light
by Luke Norsworthy & Annie Downs
Baker Books

 

Monsters aren’t real. As reasonable adults, we know this. But we also know that, while fake, the monsters of fairy tales, movies, and Netflix series embody our very real fears. Large, powerful beings that hunt us in the dark make us feel small, weak and vulnerable. When characters in these stories run away, they temporarily feel safe, but it’s not until the monster is faced head-on that the story can have a happy ending – and, more importantly, the hero can become all he or she was created to be.

The same is true of the monsters of the spiritual life. The monsters of comparison (I am what others say about me), more (I am what I have), and success (I am what I do) are powerful enemies of a healthy spiritual life. But ignoring them solves nothing. Pastor and speaker, Luke Norsworthy, wants you to face your monsters, get to know them, and discover how they are inviting you into a deeper understanding of yourself and a more intimate connection with God. You’ll never completely eradicate your fears, but if you befriend them, they can lead you into becoming God’s intention for you.

Houseofjames.com

 

 

 

 

Not CancelledCanadian Caremongering in the Face of COVID-19
by Heather Down & Catherine Kenwell 

Wintertickle Press | Echo Books

 

It took Heather Down and Catherine Kenwell just a little more than seven weeks to assemble the stories behind the 49 uplifting moments they chronicled during the pandemic.

The book includes everything from the tale of Robbie Griffiths, the father from Paradise, N.L. who dressed up as Spider-Man so kids could have something positive in their day, to Carter Mann, the Grade 5 student from Sudbury, Ont. who wrote a poem to inspire frontline heroes including his own father, who is a paramedic.

“There [are] stories from every single province,” Down told CTV News.

She wanted to highlight the fact that unlike most things in a lockdown, kindness was not cancelled –  a sentiment that became the title of the book.

Not Cancelled: Canadian Caremongering in the Face of COVID-19 is a reminder that a lot of positive things happened during lockdown.

Houseofjames.com

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendations from Regent College Bookstore

 

The Regent Bookstore is now open for mail orders (only). We hope to re-open for curbside pick-up in mid-July. Attached is a photo of our hard-working shipper, Andres. (PIC) Our updated hours during which we are responding to phone and email inquiries, and shipping orders are Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Below is a list of some recommended titles:

 

God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and its Aftermath

by N.T. Wright

(Zondervan)

Discover a different way of seeing and responding to the Coronavirus pandemic, an approach drawing on Scripture, Christian history, and the way of living, thinking, and praying revealed to us by Jesus.

What are we supposed to think about the Coronavirus crisis? Some people think they know: “This is a sign of the End,” they say. “It’s all predicted in the book of Revelation.” Others disagree but are equally clear: “This is a call to repent. God is judging the world and through this disease he’s telling us to change.” Some join in the chorus of blame and condemnation: “It’s the fault of the Chinese, the government, the World Health Organization…”

N. T. Wright examines these reactions to the virus and finds them wanting. Instead, he shows that a careful reading of the Bible and Christian history offers simple though profound answers to our many questions

 

 

 

The Cross and the Lynching Tree 

by James Cone

(Orbis)

not new but recommended

The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally-charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk.

 

 

 

 

 

Exiles on Missions: How Christians Can Thrive in a Post-Christian World 

by Paul Williams

(Brazos)

Many Christians in the West sense that traditional Christian teaching is losing traction in the public square. What does faithful Christian witness look like in a post-Christian culture?

Paul Williams, the CEO of one of the world’s largest and oldest Bible societies, interprets the dissonance Christians often experience while trying to live out their faith in the twenty-first century. He provides constructive tools to help readers understand culture in myriad contexts and offer a missional response. Williams calls for a truly missional understanding of post-Christendom Christianity whereby local churches are reimagined as embassies of the kingdom of God and Christians serve as ambassadors in all spheres of life and work.

This book invites readers to embrace the language of exile and imagine a hopeful mission of the scattered and gathered church in the post-Christian West. It shows a clear pathway for fruitful missional engagement for the whole people of God, helping Christians make sense of the world in which they live, more authentically integrate faith with everyday life, and orient all of their efforts within God’s missional purpose for the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Every Moment Holy: Pocket Edition 

by McKelvey Douglas, illustrations by Bustard Ned

(Rabbit Room)

This Pocket Edition is smaller in size and made with a flexible cover. It fits easily in a bag or glovebox or coat pocket–perfect for everyday use while on the move.  It includes all the liturgies from the Volume 1 hardcover edition plus a new liturgy from the forthcoming book featuring liturgies for seasons of dying and mourning.

-over 100 liturgies for daily life (including liturgies for meals)

-beautiful leather-bound flex-cover

-silk bookmark

Also includes two new illustrations by Ned Bustard.

 

 

 

 

Aging: Growing Old in the Church 

by Will Willimon

(Baker Academic)

 Publishers Weekly starred review

Seasoned pastor and church leader, Will Willimon, excels at creating thought-provoking, accessible books for working pastors and seminarians. In Aging, he takes a theologically-rich look at numerous aspects of growing old.

Drawing on Scripture, literature, current research, and his experiences as an aging adult, Willimon reflects on aging as a spiritual journey. He explores the challenging realities as well as the rewarding joys of growing old and shows pastors how to help their congregants grow old gracefully  and in good Christian hope. Willimon also offers practical advice on helping church members as they encounter retirement, aging, caring for the aging, loss, bereavement, and finding faith in the last quarter of life. This eloquent, delightfully Christian perspective on aging will be of interest to all who care for aging souls – not only pastors but also chaplains and other ministers in hospitals, hospices, and extended care facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Minister’s Wife: A Memoir of Faith, Doubt, Friendship, Loneliness, Forgiveness and More 

by Karen Stiller

(Tyndale)

 

She never expected to be a minister’s wife. And the life she discovered was more challenging, and more beautiful, than she could have anticipated.

We all wrestle with tough questions about life and faith, and Karen Stiller has learned that answers don’t come any easier when you’re married to the minister. What does it mean to live faithfully in our complicated world? Is there a place here for me – the real me? What does everyone expect of me, and what if I fail? In The Minister’s Wife, Karen shines a light on the rhythms and tough realities of the spiritual life for each and every one of us. She explores how community helps us grow; the unexpected beauty of doubt; the messy pain of families and funerals; how church can hurt and heal; and the beauty of showing up when sometimes it is more appealing to go to a coffee shop on a Sunday morning (even when you’re the pastor’s wife).

Warm, witty, and achingly honest, The Minister’s Wife is a memoir in essays on choosing to belong, and an invitation to join a spiritual adventure.

 

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Recommended by Mike and Melanie Easton, Christian Book and Music, Victoria and Nanaimo

 

Outburst: Bible Edition, 2nd Edition
Test your Bible knowledge with the Bible Outburst Game. Designed for ages 12 years and older, this fun party game features over 320 topics- – players have 45 seconds to match as many top ten answers as they can before time runs out. For 2 teams. Includes 162 cards, card reader, timer, 6 pass chips, 2 dice, score pad, and instructions.

 

www.ChristianBookandMusic.com

 

 

 

The Pilgrim’s Progress DVD
Directed and adapted to the screen by Robert Fernandez, this animated adventure film is based on the iconic religious novel, The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan. It is set in the fictional City of Destruction where the citizens are subjected to oppressive rule from the leaders and individual thinking is scrutinized. When a worker known as Faithful Pathfinder goes missing, leaving in his wake a trail of sketches of a place called ‘Celestial City,’ the citizens are left dumbfounded. One citizen in particular, Christian Pilgrim (David Thorpe), sets off on a path to discover the truth.

www.ChristianBookandMusic.com

 

 

The Pilgrim’s Progress
by Steve R. Cleary, Robert Fernandez
Vision Video
John Bunyan’s classic is now a feature-length animated film. This illustrated storybook features many of the imaginative scenes, colorful characters, and classic quotes presented in the animated film. By Steve R. Cleary with Robert Fernandez. Hardcover. 80 pages.

 

www.ChristianBookandMusic.com

 

 

 

How great is our God
by Louie Giglio, Nicola Anderson
Thomas Nelson
A follow-up to his bestselling children’s devotional, Indescribable, pastor Louie Giglio’s How Great Is Our God offers 100 incredible new facts and devotions about God and science to stir your child’s amazement for the Creator.

 

www.ChristianBookandMusic.com

 

 

 

Secrets of My Heart
(Willamette Brides)
by Tracie Peterson
Bethany House Publishers
Portland, Oregon, 1879. Nancy Pritchard finds herself a widow with a world of problems when her deceased husband’s schemes start to come to light. As she searches through the pieces of her loveless marriage, Nancy realizes there is a lot that she didn’t know about this man.
Seth Carpenter is a childhood friend of Nancy’s who has recently returned to Portland. He’s delighted to see her again and, as a lawyer, he is able to help her sort through the legal aspects of her husband’s death. But there’s more to him than meets the eye, and his job will take him into a darker side of Nancy’s life.

www.ChristianBookandMusic.com

 

 

 

Everything You Need: 8 Essential Steps to a Life of Confidence in the Promises of God
by Dr. David Jeremiah
Thomas Nelson
Many Christians feel unprepared and uncertain when it comes to living each day as followers of Christ. We often know what we are supposed to do, and even why we are supposed to do it. Yet when we lack confidence in ourselves and our spiritual development, we fail to live boldly as difference-makers in our world.
As one of the world’s leading Bible teachers, Dr. David Jeremiah wants readers to know that this lack of confidence is both unnecessary and unhelpful. In fact, the Bible makes it clear that—in the same way skilled hikers pack all the necessary supplies before a journey—God Himself equips all believers with everything they need to walk and work with confidence as members of His kingdom.

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Chasing Vines
by Beth Moore
Tyndale Momentum
Most of us have times when, if we are honest, we’d admit to feeling like our lives are embarrassingly small and insignificant. Times when it seems like we’re going through a whole lot of pain and striving without much to show for it. Like our daily pursuits don’t really matter in the long run. At times like that, we can’t help wondering if we really matter – to the world or even to God.

 

www.ChristianBookandMusic.com

 

Draw the Circle
by Mark Batterson
Zondervan

Inspired by Mark Batterson’s bestselling book The Circle MakerDraw the Circle shares inspiring stories of God’s answers to prayer, daily scriptures, and prayer prompts, to stir you to pray and keep praying like never before.  Let this book be your 40-day guide to experiencing more passionate, persistent, intimate communication with God.

As thousands upon thousands of readers embraced the message of The Circle Maker, true stories of miraculous and inspiring answers to prayer began to surface. As those stories were shared, others were bolstered in their faith to pray with even more boldness.

Draw the Circle shares 40 of those true, faith-building stories of God’s answers to prayer, along with daily scriptures and prayer prompts. It’s the first forty days on your way to a lifetime of watching God work and believing in the God who can do all things, whether you are a beginner at prayer or an expert looking for fresh inspiration and encouragement.

www.ChristianBookandMusic.com

 

 

 

The Circle Maker
by Mark Batterson
Zondervan

How big is your God?

Is He big enough to heal your marriage or heal your child?

Is He bigger than a positive MRI or a negative evaluation?

Is He bigger than your secret sin or secret dream?

In The Circle Maker, Pastor Mark Batterson shares powerful insights from the true legend of Honi the circle maker, a first-century Jewish sage whose bold prayer ended a drought and saved a generation. Drawing inspiration from his own experiences as a circle maker, Batterson will teach you how to pray in a new way by drawing prayer circles around your dreams, your family, your problems, and, most importantly, God’s promises. In the process, you’ll discover this simple yet life-changing truth:

God Honors Bold Prayers and Bold Prayers Honor God

www.ChristianBookandMusic.com

 

 

 

The Passion Translation (TPT):
New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs – 2nd edition
by Brian Simmons
Broadstreet Publishing Group
Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every reader an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God, the language of the heart.

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