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He is risen! Easter gives us reason to celebrate and remember what Jesus has done for us. We hope your faith has deepened and your love for our Savior is overflowing. If you're yearning for more, please check out these resources and stretch your understanding even further.

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Easter Uncut takes readers to one man's account of a week of his life: a week of great plans, shattered dreams, nightmare scenes and renewed hope. It's what we call Easter, without any of the fluffy bits.

This accessible, faithful book will engage, inform and excite non-Christians by taking them to the uncut Easter story, and to the wonder of the message of the cross and empty tomb.

Everyone has a vague image of Jesus. For some, he's a good teacher--for others, a children's story, or a religious rule-keeper. Original Jesus brings readers face to face with the real Jesus, showing how he is more compassionate, unpredictable and wonderful than any other version. And it explains how he can change lives, hopes and futures. Short, fresh, funny and faithful, it's perfect for giving to anyone you'd love to meet Original Jesus.

Jesus' impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged. It is unlikely in light of the severe limitations of his earthly life; it is inescapable because of the range of impact; it is unknown because history doesn't connect dots; and it is doubled-edged because his followers have wreaked so much havoc, often in his name. And yet . . .you can miss him in historical lists for many reasons, maybe the most obvious being the way he lived his life. 

What happens when a respected Christian journalist decides to put his preconceptions aside and take a long look at the Jesus described in the Gospels? How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the ''new, rediscovered' Jesus -- or even the Jesus we think we know so well? Best-selling author Phillip Yancey says, 'The Jesus I got to know in writing this book is very different from the Jesus I learned about in Sunday school. In some ways he is more comforting; in some ways more terrifying.' Yancey offers a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work -- his teaching, his miracles, his death and resurrection -- and ultimately, who he was and why he came.

In our shallow, self-centered age, things like truth and reverence might seem outdated, lost. Yet we’re restless. And our failed attempts to ease our unrest point to an ancient ache for an experience of the holy. Drew Dyck makes a compelling case that what we seek awaits us in the untamed God of Scripture—a God who is dangerous yet accessible, mysterious yet powerfully present. He is a God who beckons us to see him with a fresh, unfiltered gaze.

On March 29, AD 33, Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem and boldly predicted that he would soon be put to death—executed on a cross, like a common criminal. So began the most important week of the most important person who ever lived. Nearly 2,000 years later, the events that took place during Jesus’s last days still reverberate through the ages. Designed as a day-by-day guide to Passion Week, The Final Days of Jesus leads us to reexamine and meditate on the history-making, earth-shaking significance of Jesus’s arrest, trial, crucifixion, and empty tomb.

A devotional study of the events and teaching of the night most discussed in the Bible--the night before the Crucifixion.

What Faith Is

Is faith just superstition? Is faith simply hope in God or is it based on facts and truth as well? Rob helped us unpack these questions on Sunday, and here are some resources to find out more.

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Explores the qualities of faith that made the lives of biblical heroes memorable, and how we too can live extraordinary lives of faith.
This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
Study the book of Hebrews with this handy guide.
In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.
People are leaving the church J.D. Greear pastors. Big givers. Key volunteers. Some of his best leaders and friends. And that’s exactly how he wants it to be. In Gaining By Losing, J.D. Greear unpacks ten plumb lines that you can use to reorient your church’s priorities around God’s mission to reach a lost world. The good news is that you don’t need to choose between gathering or sending. Effective churches can, and must, do both.