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  1. Sin and the Fall

    Sin and the Fall

    Narrator: Ben Hunter
    Runtime: 0.75 Hrs - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $3.98 Member Price: $3.18 (or 1 credit)
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    A pastor traces the extent and effects of sin in the world and draws readers to the Bible's teaching on sin and the fall. A quick glance at a newspaper will indicate that all is not right in the world. Where did hatred, death, and suffering come from? Why do we lie, cheat, and steal, and why does all this seem to be an unending cycle? Nothing is more important in understanding the human condition than to recognize the presence of sin in the world. In this new booklet from the Gospel Coalition, Reddit Andrews lays out the Bible's teaching on sin and the fall. He notes that we were not always this way, and that sin is something foreign to God's original design for creation. By defining sin and exploring its effects, Andrews shows readers that sin is absolutely pervasive, is completely universal, and leads to death. Sin and the Fall offers a thoughtful explanation for point 4 of the Gospel Coalition's Confessional Statement. The coalition is an evangelical renewal movement dedicated to a Scripture-based reformation of ministry practices.
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  2. Multicultural Ministry

    Multicultural Ministry

    Narrator: Raymond Scully
    Runtime: 5.45 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $18.99 Member Price: $15.19 (or 3 credits)
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    A practical guide to multicultural ministry in a changing America, with motivating stories and examples from the author’s personal experiences in successful multicultural ministry. It also offers practical how-to ideas from a wide circle of churches.
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  3. Christ's Redemption

    Christ's Redemption

    Author: Sandy Wilson
    Narrator: Ben Hunter
    Runtime: 0.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $3.98 Member Price: $3.18 (or 1 credit)
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    Pastor Sandy Willson shows that Christ's redemption is central to the Christian message and offers hope to a lost world. What separates Christianity from other religions? What makes the Christian message distinctly Christian? In this new booklet from the Gospel Coalition, pastor Sandy Willson demonstrates that Christianity is most fundamentally Christ's redemption. Willson traces the life of Christ, noting his humility before the cross and his exaltation after his death. He shows how Christ redeems us by accomplishing what we could not do. As our representative and substitute, Christ restores us to fellowship with God. This booklet is a helpful resource for those wanting to understand why the Christian message is distinctive. Christ's Redemption offers a thoughtful explanation for point 7 of the Gospel Coalition's Confessional Statement. The coalition is an evangelical renewal movement dedicated to a Scripture-based reformation of ministry practices.
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  4. Bittersweet

    Bittersweet

    Runtime: 5.58 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $18.99 Member Price: $15.19 (or 3 credits)
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    In this follow-up book in audio download format to Cold Tangerines, author Shauna Niequist shifts her gaze to the challenges and blessings of change in Bittersweet.
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  5. Shrink

    Shrink

    Faithful Ministry in a Church-Growth Culture

    Author: Tim Suttle
    Runtime: 5.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $16.98 Member Price: $16.98 (or 4 credits)
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    Among followers of Jesus, great is often the enemy of good. The drive to be great—to be a success by the standards of the world—often crowds out the qualities of goodness, virtue, and faithfulness that should define the central focus of Christian leadership. In the culture of today’s church, successful leadership is often judged by what works, while persistent faithfulness takes a back seat. If a ministry doesn’t produce results, it is dropped. If people don’t respond, we move on. This pursuit of “greatness” exerts a crushing pressure on the local church and creates a consuming anxiety in its leaders. In their pursuit of this warped vision of greatness, church leaders end up embracing a leadership narrative that runs counter to the sacrificial call of the gospel story. When church leaders focus on faithfulness to God and the gospel, however, it’s always a kingdom-win—regardless of the visible results of their ministry. John the Baptist modeled this kind of leadership. As John’s disciples crossed the Jordan River to follow after Jesus, John freely released them to a greater calling than following him. Speaking of Jesus, John said: “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Joyfully satisfied to have been faithful to his calling, John knew that the size and scope of his ministry would be determined by the will of the Father, not his own will. Following the example of John the Baptist and with a careful look at the teaching of Scripture, Tim Suttle dares church leaders to risk failure by chasing the vision God has given them—no matter how small it might seem—instead of pursuing the broad path of pragmatism that leads to fame and numerical success.
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  6. Justification

    Justification

    Narrator: Ben Hunter
    Runtime: 0.75 Hrs - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $3.98 Member Price: $3.18 (or 1 credit)
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    A concise introduction to the doctrine of justification. What does it mean to be justified? Humanity is in a desperate state; our sins separate us from the holy God. To be justified through Christ means we are covered in his righteousness and God no longer looks on us as guilty sinners. In this joyous action there is a depth of meaning and theology, and in this new booklet from the Gospel Coalition Philip Ryken directs us to the Bible's rich teaching on the subject. He begins with our need for justification as found in the opening chapters of Romans and moves on from there, covering the source of justification, the basis for justification, and the place of imputation in justification. This booklet makes for an accessible introduction to this central doctrine. Justification offers a thoughtful explanation for point 8 of the Gospel Coalition's Confessional Statement. The coalition is an evangelical renewal movement dedicated to a Scripture-based reformation of ministry practices.
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  7. Deep Ministry in a Shallow World

    Deep Ministry in a Shallow World

    Runtime: 6.96 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $18.99 Member Price: $15.19 (or 3 credits)
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  8. Why Cities Matter

    Why Cities Matter

    To God, the Culture, and the Church

    Narrator: Conrad Bear
    Runtime: 4.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.98 Member Price: $14.98 (or 3 credits)
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    More people live in cities now than at any other time in human history, presenting a historic opportunity for Christians to influence the majority of the world. Unfortunately, most Christian literature about the city focuses solely on its problems (crime, homelessness, etc.), rather than providing a comprehensive analysis of the city that informs, instructs, and inspires. Using sociological research and data, urban pastors Justin Buzzard and Stephen Um lay out the vision and rationale for church planting, cultural engagement, and missionary impulses in our world’s cities as they provide a solid foundation for motivation. Here is a call to make the cities our home, to take good care of them, and to participate in God’s kingdom-building work in the urban centers of our world!
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  9. Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Churches

    Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Churches

    Understanding a Movement and Its Implications

    Author: D.A. Carson
    Runtime: 8.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $24.99 Member Price: $19.99 (or 4 credits)
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    A perceptive evaluation of the new “emerging church” movement showing how we must not only interact with a fast-changing culture but also have our vision and practice of ministry shaped by biblical theology with Scripture as the norm.
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