As New Year Rolls Around, Peter Lumpkins'
    'Alcohol Today' Still Relevant

Should believers bring on the booze? Is the moderate use of alcohol for recreational purposes a way Christians can reach today’s culture? Some believers in this postmodern era of indulgence say an attack on the prevalence of social drinking amounts to legalism worthy of the Pharisees.

Dealing with one of the most debated issues in Christendom today, Peter Lumpkins explores the various views on drinking beverage alcohol. In Alcohol Today: Abstinence in an Age of Indulgence, he dissects them with a surgeon's precision and then stitches them together to form a devastating argument against any recreational use of this mind-altering drug.

As seen in this recent article by the Associated Baptist Press, the topic is still a controversial one. You can read more about Peter and his book at Hannibal's website or at the author's site, Alcohol Today.


    More Christmas Gift Ideas--Only Two Weeks Left!

For the Intellectual

Created to be Spiritual and Jesus Restores True Spirituality by Joe Tarry
In a conversational tone, Joe takes readers through first the Old Testament and, in his second book in the series, the New Testament, showing how Satan tries to thwart God's plan for His people.

Evolution: How a Theory Made a Monkey Out of Man by Sam McCormick
After years of believing evolution fit into his biblical views, Sam was introduced to surprising information that sparked a three-year exhaustive study of the theories of evolution and six-day creation. He has compiled his findings in this easy-to-read book.

My Professor Says the Bible is a Myth by Thomas B. Tribelhorn
This explosive book exposes the claims against the Bible as a gross distortion of the evidence. Dr. Tribelhorn brings a lifetime of experience and intensive study in Israel to bring the reader face-to-face with the real facts.

For the History Buff
Historical Atlas of Texas Methodism by William Carson Hardt and John Wesley Hardt
This is a superb exposition of how the Methodist faith came to Texas and how that faith shaped—and was shaped by—historic movements in the Lone State State and nation.

Manley Beasley: Man of Faith -- Instrument of Power by Ron Owens
From intensive care units to the pulpits of America and beyond, Brother Manley, as he was known to the thousands of lives he touched, goes on living through the testimonies and teachings found in this book that some are saying is destined to become a classic.

For the Fiction Fanatic
The Daughter of No One by Viola Palmer
This story is the rapidly moving fiction book of a young girl living on the border of Nicaragua and Honduras.

When the Heart Soars Free by Kay Moore
A storybook romance blooms when two ski experts meet in a picturesque mountain wonderland.

A Father's Betrayal by Ashley Williams
He used to call me his son. Now he calls me his prisoner. Alone . . . Betrayed . . . Forgotten . . . But faith in God never can be broken. Follow this fictional story.

For the Poetry-Lover

So by Martha Bible Smith
Even at 93 years of age Martha Bible Smith is not afraid to delve into "the life of the mind". In this volume-her second book of poetry to be published-Smith poignantly and profoundly explores themes of family, friends, memories, aging, and even current events.

For the Mission-Minded
On the Go for the Lord by William D. Bailey
Dr. Bailey's travels have taken him literally around the world. In this, his third volume, Dr. Bailey brings his travels up to date as of late 2010.

Misadventures in Travel: A Missionary's Experience in Brazil by Paula Edwards
Assigned as itinerant mappers, Van and Paula were to travel the Brazilian coastline and identify fishing villages that needed churches planted there. Nothing could have prepared them for the adventure that followed.

No Retreat--No Regrets by Jamie and Lea Peters
For Jamie and Lea Peters the overwhelming passion that seizes them day-in and day-out is for the continent of Africa and the souls there that do not know Jesus as Savior.

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    Still Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas?

Here are a few ideas to get started on your Christmas list. Check back early next week for additional suggestions.

For Kids
Bo Peep's Prize by Tammy Gaynier Steeples
Will Holly get her costume together in time for her school's Horse Show?

The Little Brown-Haired Girl and The Secret Tree Club by Kay Moore
When the Little Brown-Haired Girl and her neighborhood friends decide to form a "Secret-Tree Club", they have no idea that they are about to uncover the biggest news on the block!

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For the Fitness-Guru
Fit to Serve by Stephanie Dean
A six-week Bible study by Christian health expert and dietitian Stephanie Dean focuses on helping each individual member of the Body of Christ to function at optimum capacity, which means each person strives to be spiritually and physically fit to serve.

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For the Busy Mom or Wife
Pace Yourself: 365 Devotions from the Daily Grind by Rebekkah Trittipoe
An ultra-marathon runner, Rebekkah includes daily devotions to inspire, encourage, and help us see God's revelations in the mundane things of life.

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    Are You Struggling?

Life is full of limitations--sickness, pain, disease. Most people never question the existence of these things in our lives. Why? They simply assume that these limitations are permanent parts of the human experience and that the only way to deal with them is to make the best of them.

The world tells us that we can't change things that it says are meant to be.

The world blinds us with its deception and deceit to keep us from the Truth.

The so-called "self-help approach" offers many futile solutions that leave us weary, exhausted, and utterly defeated. Clearly, a different approach--a second opinion--is needed in the matter.

In his book Get a Second Opinion, author and minister T.C. Morgan explores how God's Word can transform believers into the bold creations that they originally were designed to be. He encourages us to open our eyes, seek the Truth, and refuse to let this world remove all of our spiritual senses and recklessly operate in us.

If you're struggling with the troubles and trials of this world, heed the words of T.C. Morgan and get a second opinion from God's Word!

T.C. Morgan is the senior pastor and founder of Potter's Wheel Ministries. He has a heart to see God's people use the power of God's Word to help them change inside themselves. Therefore, he has devoted his life to lead by example. Through his life-changing messages, he reveals to believers the practical side of the Gospel that demonstrates how much God truly loves us. Through the many applicable vehicles he offers and through his hands-on style of ministry, Pastor Tommy desires to empower your life for success. He is also a musician, writer, artist, and a family man who loves his Lord.