Kids Can Learn About Missions with New Book

In a new book by Tara Rye, Kids Can Do Missions, Too!, a young girl learns that short-term mission trips aren't just for adults. The story includes pictures from a real mission trip to Guatemala. This can be used as a wonderful resource for those teaching kids about missions.


    Modern, Meaningful Proverbs Inspire Others

In the ancient world scholars believed that wisdom was best demonstrated by the capacity to reduce a complex truth about the world into one brief, poignant remark.

In One-Liners to Live By, Dr. William E. Anderson dishes out his own brand of "ancient wisdom" by sharing 500 meaningful nuggets of God's truth. These proverbial truths are sure to encourage, challenge, and edify any wisdom-seeker.

Dr. Anderson is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He recently retired from Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, FL, at which he was senior pastor for 27 years. Since then he has acted as interim pastor of First Baptist Churches of Euless, Wichita Falls, Dallas, and Sulphur Springs, TX.


    Alcohol and the Church: A Three-Part Series

Curious about alcohol and Christianity? Wondered about how many drinks is OK for a Christian to consume? Not sure where the church body stands in regard to alcohol?

In a three-part series that was published this week by the Baptist Press (the official newswire of the Southern Baptist Convention), Peter Lumpkins addresses the topic of alcohol and the church. Peter is the author of Alcohol Today: Abstinence in an Age of Indulgence (Hannibal Books, 2009), a popular blogger at SBC Tomorrow, and a 20-year Southern Baptist pastor. He has degrees in religion and philosophy (B.A.), theology (M.Div.) and expository preaching (D.Min.). He also completed graduate work in bioethics.

Visit Peter's blog to read his introductory comments (and find links to other sites on which an ongoing discussion is held on this topic), then head over to the Baptist Press website to read the three-part series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).


    Do You Know God's Purpose for Your Life?

In a new book published by CrossHouse Publishing, Hannibal Book's sister imprint, the author addresses how to determine God's purpose for your life, as well as how to live out that purpose.

Discovering your purpose in life and then living for that purpose can be challenging. In a practical, conversational style, Kelsha T. Jones honestly shares her journey from feeling homeless in her life, to running from God's plan, to embracing and enjoying her newfound calling in Stop Running from the Calling of God.

Along with questions designed for personal reflection and a study of what God's Word says about the subject, Kelsha answers questions such as, How do I determine what God's will is for my life?, What will happen if I submit to God's will?, and Why do I still encounter difficult circumstances if I'm following God's plan? To help fellow believers pursue their purpose in life, Kelsha's story and biblical advice will guide Christians to stop running from God's plan and start living with a renewed direction and understanding that brings ultimate personal fulfillment.


Bloggers Review Ambassadors on Mission

Much thanks to these bloggers who read Ambassadors on Mission and gave it their honest review. Please check out each of their blogs for the review and a preview of the first chapter.