New Book Released: How to ‘Pray Like Jesus’

As a young father, bestselling author and pastor, Mark Driscoll, remembers reading Bible stories and teaching his first-born daughter, Ashley, how to pray the way God’s children talk to their dad. Today, at a time when Americans may feel isolated, anxious, or disconnected, Driscoll and daughter, Real Faith Ministries Director, Ashley Chase, believe prayer can be a powerful, life-changing vehicle for help.

Max Lucado Hosts Online Reading Club

Award-winning and bestselling author Max Lucado, who has over 140 million products in print, is inviting people internationally to start 2021 afresh, abandoning fear, worry, and hopelessness from the crises of 2020 and looking forward to personal restoration and renewal in the new year.

The Begin Again Reading Club runs January 25–March 7, 2021, sponsored by Bible Gateway, the most visited Christian website in the world. Free registration for the event is at BibleGateway.com/Begin.

Participants in the Begin Again Reading Club will read and discuss Lucado’s just-released book Begin Again: Your Hope and Renewal Start Today (Thomas Nelson, 2021).

Over the course of the five-week interactive guided reading club, readers will learn how to B.E.G.I.N.:
• Believe in Your Trustworthy God
• Enjoy God’s Good Gifts
• Ground Yourself in His Promises
• Influence Your World
• Nurture an Eternal Perspective
They will also receive the following free downloads and online access to enhance their experience:
• Chapters 1–3 of Lucado’s book Begin Again.

• Instructions to Start Your Own Begin Again Reading Club.

• Scripture printable of Isaiah 40:31.

• Access to five devotional videos with Lucado. These videos will release week-by-week, no additional registration required.

• Access to Lucado’s online community.
“The oh-so-welcome news of Scripture is this: God is a God of fresh starts and the architect of a new design,” says Lucado. “Together, in this reading club, we’ll explore how God restores and renews every aspect of our lives.”

The devotional videos will be available online for free January 25–March 7, 2021.

Bible Gateway ranks number one on global search engines, and is home to more than 200 Bible versions in more than 70 languages.

(SOURCE: Bible Gateway via Christian Newswire)

New Release Examines What it Takes to be Truly Born Again

Many repeat a sinner’s prayer and think that’s their guarantee to admittance to heaven. Author Denise Wilson says, “We aren’t saved by repeating a prayer. No one ever has been saved, or ever will be saved, apart from the conviction of sin, repentance, and true faith in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.” In a new release, Seven Words You Never Want to Hear: How to Be Sure You Won’t (Redemption Press), Wilson takes a hard look at assumptions people make about becoming a Christian.

New Podcast Features Teaching from R.C. Sproul

Ligonier Ministries has announced the release of a new podcast, Ultimately with R.C. Sproul. Drawn from a lifetime of Bible study, this podcast features classic teaching moments from Dr. Sproul as well as some content that has never been released before. New episodes will be released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and listeners can subscribe to the podcast today at UltimatelyPodcast.com.

‘Canaan Land’ is First Faith-Based Film to Face-Off for Oscar

Richard Rossi was a maverick minister in Pittsburgh when he discovered televangelists faking miracles for money. He vented his anger with writing. Rossi journeyed from scripture to script, writing “Canaan Land” a novel about a con-man preacher who falls in love with a sincere Christian and repents of fleecing the flock.

Documentary Touts ‘The True Christian History of America’

“The True Christian History of America” is a new documentary that explores the Bible-based Christian origins of the early American view of freedom, tracing the principles of liberty back to England, Magna Carta, and the great Reformation.

Webinar Speaks to Churches Facing Religious Freedom Issues

The Alliance Defending Freedom, Focus on the Family, and the Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention will participate in an upcoming webinar Dec. 9 hosted by boys adventure movement Trail Life USA (www.TrailLifeUSA.com) to help churches address liabilities they may face in the wake of Boy Scouts of America’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing earlier this year, and challenges to religious freedoms that cloud the horizon.

Group Announces Release of ‘When We Last Spoke’

If you missed WHEN WE LAST SPOKE in theaters last month, now you can watch the family-friendly film from home as it debuts today on Christian Cinema’s paid streaming platform.

Bible Gateway Offers Free Online Bible Study

The year 2020 has been packed with anxiety producing challenges and hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, and more; and it’s not over yet. Bible Gateway, the most visited Christian website in the world, is sponsoring the free Overcomer Online Bible Study with pastor, author, and broadcaster Dr. David Jeremiah November 9–December 25, 2020 to help end 2020 with the overcoming victory that comes from putting on the armor of God. Free registration for the event is at BibleGateway.com/Overcomer.

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