Faith Books For Work, Healing, and Life
Our Elevate Faith imprint examines who we are and what we’re created to do. Our authors, who come from a rich legacy of Christian thinkers, explore matters of the heart, soul, mind, and body. Going beyond mere theology, Elevate Faith books express our passion for God and our pursuit of Him.
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Naked Prayers: Honest Confessions to a Loving Creator
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
In Naked Prayers, singer-songwriter Mara Measor shares a series of authentic prayers through words, doodles and songs. Imagine
the book of Psalms penned in New York City, that the writers liked to doodle, and that they had access to a professional Manhattan
recording studio to lay down these songs of intimate meditation.
When starting a prayer room on her college campus, Measor encountered many students who would confess with dismay, “I’m not good at praying.” In this book Measor fights the notion of “bad prayers” by suggesting that prayer is simply about getting naked before God: no frills, no pretend, just honest confessions to a loving creator. Her doodles tell the story of an earnest sojourner following God through a big city, and her evocative songs take you along the ride.
There are a million and one books on prayer floating around Christian circles, but according to Measor, “This is not a how-to-pray book, this is a how-I-have-really-prayed book.”
Naked Prayers contains 86 prayers taken from 13 months of Measor’s life, and is framed by four stages:
Following God through making a home in NYC
Fretting about the purpose and direction of her life
Falling into a period of depression
Finding her way back to freedom
Leadership by the Book: Lessons from Every Book of the Bible
Publication Date: February 16, 2016
Christian men and women across the country experience leadership in many different ways. Some lead a congregation, youth group or ministry, some in their homes, businesses, or non-professional organizations. The lives of many followers of Christ are marked by a combination of these roles.
In Leadership by the Book, Brent Garrison offers examples from each book of the Old and New Testaments of how God’s servants have led His people, and the lessons that today’s leaders can learn from them. From Moses to John, Genesis to Revelations, Garrison offers a new perspective on ancient wisdom.
Insightful applications and spiritual adaptations for modern problems on every page, Leadership by the Book will help Christian leaders in their personal, spiritual and professional lives to find timeless answers to difficult questions.
The Jesus Fractal: Seven Dimensions of Faith
Publication Date: March 22, 2016
A guide for "knowing Christ and making him known," the mission of First Presbyterian Church in Burlingame, California, The Jesus Fractal poses seven dimensions that every true disciple throughout history has followed. Dr. Frykberg examines each dimension as a part of an eternally repeating pattern, like a fractal, in which each part follows the pattern of its greater whole. When used as guiding principles, these dimensions will lead the faithful follower of Christ on his/her journey to discipleship.
The seven dimensions were first discerned by analyzing the life of the disciple Peter, in interaction with Jesus, on his faith journey. The seven dimensions are:
A Child Shall Lead: How God Walks You Through Darkness with Hope, Wisdom and Healing
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
“In 33 years of ministering to hospitalized children and their families, I have met no one more passionate about her work than Carla. I am so glad that she has opened up her journey to the rest of us.”
Woody Wolfe - musicianary, Director, Heart to Hand Ministries, Inc.
Carla Hart's shares a story of tenacity, strength and love. Here the reader will see how each day in the life of a child in a hospital bed brings about new opportunities to grow, love and learn. Hart’s words are a gift to those willing to open themselves up to the emotional messages of courage, strength, and determination.
Spiritual Seeds: How to Cultivate Spiritual Wealth Within Your Future Children
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Spiritual Seeds: How to Cultivate Spiritual Wealth within Your Future Children is about “gaining the resources to impart spiritual & social wealth to our children.” The authors clarify the division of labor (God’s, parents’ and children’s parts) in rearing and releasing children.
The primary reader is Millennials, who are open to being mentored in building a God-honoring household with the help of God. Broadly speaking, the content is relevant to parents and grandparents of any age, but is meant to be pre-emptive to the children raising initiative.
The purpose of this book is to give (pre-) parents a tangible model and workable vision for growing their family with God’s caring provision. More personally, it’s a legacy tool to invite our sons & wives to consider how they will build their home and reach higher with God’s enablement.
Introducing the Kingdom Matrix
Deconstructing Christian Mythology by Outlining 3 Myths that Help Readers Understand Theological Assumptions of the Kingdom of God
Jeff Christopherson, author of The Kingdom Matrix, wanted to expose more people to the message of his book in a way that was accessible to laypeople and church staff alike. He took the first 3 chapters of his book and created insightful study questions to prompt discussion and further analysis of the concepts within each chapter. These first chapters deconstruct Christian mythology by outlining 3 myths that help readers better understand theological assumptions of the Kingdom of God.
Christopherson’s primary book, The Kingdom Matrix, is an intellectual leap for many, but told with humorous stories and commonplace examples, making it both an enjoyable and challenging read.
How the church properly fits into the larger picture of God’s activity
Christopherson’s Kingdom Matrix is based upon three solidly biblical, yet highly controversial assumptions:
- At any given moment, I am either building the Kingdom of God or the dominion of Darkness. Period.
- It is possible to participate in church expansion and unintentionally be an agent for shrinking the Kingdom of God.
- It is possible to unknowingly value the Kingdom of God before acknowledging the value of its Source; the King.
The Kingdom Matrix is four worldview quadrants that describe the values and preferences of four unique segments of our world:
- Self Seekers
- Brand Expanders
- Kingdom Seekers
- Kingdom Expanders
Christopherson’s work, The Kingdom Matrix, is an intellectual leap for many, but told with humorous stories and commonplace examples, making it both an enjoyable and challenging read.
Baby Designed by God: Setting the record straight on birthing, pregnancy, and raising healthy children
Our bodies were magnificently made and have the ability to heal and be whole from the inside-out.
Baby Designed by God is an in-depth explanation of why and how the body heals naturally, how parents and their children can benefit from living naturally, and common medical and pharmaceutical pitfalls to be aware of during pregnancy, birthing and infanthood.
Follow the Designed by God series at www.designed-by-god.com.
Woman Designed by God: Two of America's leading chiropractors set the record straight on women's health issues and natural solutions
Women Designed by God was written to give every women a chance to live a natural, holistic life based on God’s design and what he has offered every women. The book will be available for pre-order soon!
Follow the Designed by God series at www.designed-by-god.com.
The Blessings of Unity: God's Best for Our Marriages
Publication Date: September 15,2016
Many movements in today's society have combined to create an atmosphere that at best teaches married couples very little about how to find happiness together, and at worst threatens to destroy the sanctity with which God intends his children to approach that union. Self-centeredness and misinformation have led many away from walking in the Spirit and loving their spouses in Christlike ways, disqualifying them from the blessings that God has in store for his unified children. The Blessings of Unity offers insight and ideas for creating godly unity in our marriages centered around two key concepts:
Unity is achieved when a man and woman strive for agreement with God by processing His Will on every decision and in every issue. Through Biblically-centered discussions of discord, division, unity, discipleship, and prayer, and through exploring Biblical examples of unity, Richard Case offers husbands and wives practical and spiritual advice for working together in unity in the Spirit so that they can more perfectly present themselves to God for his divine approval.
The Restored Life
I try to take a walk five days of every week. The course is approximately three and one-half miles and crosses some beautiful terrain in the valley where I reside. It goes one direction and then reverses itself. During one part of the walk, the wind will be behind me, assisting by allowing me to move at a faster and brisker pace. It is always enjoyable when this happens, as I appear stronger and quicker than normal. When the course reverses itself, the wind is in my face. Now, this experience changes. Instead of assisting me, I am now walking into a headwind, slowing my speed and making the exercise more difficult. I actually go slower, taking longer to progress.
This “breeze” is always present in our life on Earth. There are periods when we feel we are “hitting stride,” moving quickly and seeing good results. Then there are times when we are either stuck or moving at a snail’s pace. We get frustrated and just want the direction to change. Interestingly, the breeze is not the issue. It’s the walk that is important. While the wind will always be there, its direction often changes and it is not always predictable. What is necessary is to stay on course and complete the journey. How I walk, regardless of the direction of the wind, is what counts. There should be a consistency in my step that doesn’t change, regardless of the impact of outside forces. I should anticipate a higher level of energy and satisfaction as a result of competing and completing, despite the obstacles incurred or assistance received.
The Restored Life is about that walk. It discusses what life should be and provides insight into the blessings and obstacles we will face. It is about the excitement and enthusiasm we receive as we stay on course and experience the results. And it highlights the choices we must make, so the experience will be our highest and greatest enjoyment. Take this journey and allow the breeze, though ever-present, to always be an asset in this wonderful experience called “life.” Live the life that God has prepared and Christ has restored. Enjoy it “to the fullest!”
Living The Restored Life
Assume we are entering a huge maze, enormous both in terms of its length and the number of choices required to finish the course. After
a few feet, we must make our first decision. We may have only two ways to go, or there may be multiple choices available. A glance
into each allows only a few feet of visibility, not really enough to know if it is the right choice. But, we must choose and move
on. When we do, we soon discover whether our hunch was correct or if we are at a “dead end”. If the latter is the case, we must
return to the previous decision point and start over. If we are correct, we soon end up at another intersection, requiring another
choice. This goes on and on. We find ourselves frustrated with the number of decisions and the time it takes to correct our errors.
Sometimes, it feels like we are not making any progress and we begin to think we never will find our way out.
Now, what if we entered the maze with a cell phone and an app that provided an overhead picture of the maze? Whenever we came to an intersection, we could consult the picture and see what the screen reveals. And we find the correct choice has a series of abundant blessings and gifts for us as long as we remain on course. If that were the case, it would be much easier to traverse the maze, make decisions and enjoy the process. Our frustrations and fears would be greatly minimized.
Life can be like that maze. We can rely on our own judgment, utilizing our own choices. Or we can gain access to a bigger picture and receive guidance and direction to help us to our destination, while enjoying the journey.Living the Restored Life is really about that journey. It helps us to understand our time on earth was meant to be a wonderful blessing, full of joy and excitement. It points us to the source of direction and blessing. It helps us to visualize and perceive the journey. It allows us to experience life from a totally different perspective and to anticipate and expect awesome and magnificent experiences.
In this follow-up book to The Restored Life in the Kingdom of God, you will enjoy a unique opportunity to experience “true life” from a new and exciting dimension and to engage reality in that different dimension.
To the non-Christian , this book is “Fiction”
To the carnal Christian, this book is “Fantasy”
To the abiding Christian, this book is a road map for the next 5 years.
Jake Beckel, CEO at AnazaoHealth Corp.
It is too late for national repentance and hoping that our nation will ever again return to being a “Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all – blessed in every way by God”. Warnings of judgments are clear, and what is coming will be devastating to our way of life. There are even more signs and wonders, all pointing us to understand the devastating things about to happen, and more importantly: there is good news! Our only hope is to join God’s Remnant. His Covenant of blessing and protection is still available for all who heed the warning and join the Remnant.
This may be the most important book you read this year, before it is too late. Hear the Father's words as you look through and process what He says about the things to come.
God Help Me: Hope and Comfort for Those in Crisis
Are you in the midst of a crisis, or just leaving one? If so, God, Help Me may be the exact lifeline you need to survive your pain and hardship. Ron Wagley offers true comfort to the hurting by answering 20 typical questions that people ask during times of crisis, such as:
WHERE IS GOD? DOES GOD LOVE OR EVEN CARE ABOUT ME? WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?
God, Help Me is a great source of hope and comfort during life’s most difficult seasons.
Customized Parenting in a Trending World
Customized Parenting in a Trending World invites parents and their children to recognize that conventional wisdom is not always the best way to go. This book will help you find the courage and creativity to challenge cultural norms and customize your parenting so each of your children can thrive.
Father and daughter duo Dr. Richard and Carrie Blackaby offer informative, engaging, and thought-provoking content from both sides of the parenting equation. The pages are filled with humor, inspiration, and encouragement. God takes great delight in creating unique individuals, so why do we teach our children to conform and be complacent?
"It was with a fair measure of skepticism that I began reading this book, muttering to myself, 'Oh no, not another book on raising perfect kids!' But I was greatly surprised and gratified to see that this book was anything but. The Blackabys have shared their experiences from a two-generational perspective and I found their advice thoughtful, biblical and challenging. There are no cookie-cutter formulas in this book... thankfully! What I found instead was an approach to parenting that took each individual child into consideration and focused on character formation rather than compliance. I laughed and I cried as I vicariously shared their experiences, but I ended this book encouraged that there is a voice for parenting that is wise, full of grace, and just plain fun. Enjoy the book!"
Jim Keller, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Founder and President of Charis Counseling Center in Orlando, FL Teaching Pastor at Summit Church Author of The Upside-Down Marriage
Earthly Trinity: Lost City Chronicles Book 3
"This inaugurates a trilogy that young fans of the fantastic will like for its fast-paced action."
The End Has Come.
The armies of El Dorado approach like an unstoppable flood. Outnumbered twenty-five to one, Atlantis hastens to ready its feeble defenses. Meanwhile, the mysterious society known as CROSS, long hidden in the shadows, prepares to make its move, wielding an ancient power that could decide the outcome of war. Racing against time, Cody wrestles with his responsibilities as the Book Keeper, his imminent duel against the Golden King, and worst of all, the haunting secret he has kept from Jade: the revelation that for the Prophecy to be fulfilled – she must die.
As the death toll rises and betrayals come from the most unexpected places, Cody and Jade must face their greatest fears to fulfill their destiny, no matter the cost, and save Under-Earth.
Make sure you check out books one (Legend of The Bookkeeper) and two (City of Gold) of the Lost City Chronicles Trilogy!
Receive a 40% discount when you buy the complete trilogy bundled package!
Legend of the Book Keeper
Book One of the Lost City Chronicles
A young adult fantasy adventure that hurtles its readers all the way to the center of the earth, Legend of the Book Keeper tells the story of two teenagers, Cody and Jade, and a mysterious book that awakens a bloodthirsty beast. An exciting tale full of mythical locations, it tells of a battle between two powers in a new world at the earth’s center.
Will Cody and Jade arise to the occasion to save this new world? Can this ordinary boy handle the responsibilities required to become the Book Keeper? Or will the Book fall into the hands of the world’s most evil empire?
Daniel Blackaby's debut work of fiction reflects on how people can take different approaches to the same issue.
City of Gold
Book Two of the Lost City Chronicles
Daniel Blackaby’s highly acclaimed young adult fiction trilogy continues with Book Two, City of Gold.
Amidst a world in chaos, Cody tries to piece together the remnants of his own shattered life. The race against time is about to begin, The clock is ticking in this exciting tale full of mythical locations.
Will Cody and Jade arise to the occasion to save this new world? Can this ordinary boy handle the responsibilities required to become the Book Keeper? Or will the Book fall into the hands of the world’s most evil empire?
"This inaugurates a trilogy that young fans of the fantastic will like for its fast-paced action." — Publishers Weekly
40 Days to a New You
We need regular reminders to protect and care for our physical selves. 40 Days to a New You will help you consider simple yet meaningful ways to maximize the body you’ve been given.You are a spiritual being before you are anything else. 40 Days to a New You reminds you of that reality, and challenges you to consider what you’re doing to promote your own spiritual health and growth.
BODY | Your body will build if you make it or break down if you let it. We need regular reminders to protect and care for our physical selves. 40 Days to a New You will help you consider simple yet meaningful ways to maximize the body you’ve been given.
MIND | Your mind is the most powerful tool you have. But it’s also the most difficult to manage. 40 Days to a New You will challenge your thinking, and encourage you to renew your mind and enjoy a life of health.
HEART | Your emotions dictate your life more than you likely realize. When your “heart” (the engine of your emotions) is healthy, your reasoning is clearer, your reactions are more controlled, and your relationships flourish.
SPIRIT | You are a spiritual being before you are anything else. 40 Days to a New You reminds you of that reality, and challenges you to consider what you’re doing to promote your own spiritual health and growth.
I Love Him, I Love Him Not, I Finally Love Him
Discovering a Real Love for God
In Laurie Russell’s I Love Him, I Love Him Not, I Finally Love Him, she takes the reader through a journey to discover what it really means to love God. She explores difficult questions and doubts that once filled her with apathy and hindered her from loving God. Russell’s transparent writing engages the reader through laughter and tears and motivates them to search for their own hindrances.
Engaging a topic that is rarely discussed openly in the church, this is a hopeful book that shows the reader that a real love for God is needed in order to experience the abundant life Jesus promised. Check out Laurie's blog at laurierussell.com.
Faith Powered Profession
Can a Professional Christian Woman Combine a Vibrant Faith With A Productive Career?
In Faith Powered Profession, Elizabeth Knox charts a path towards a more integrated life. This insightful book provides a toolkit that empowers women to walk confidently in both their faith and career. Faith Powered Profession is broken up into three parts;
GETTING GROUNDED | the theological foundation for thinking about work as a Christian woman
GETTING REAL | conversations about the challenges we face at work
GETTING GOING | ensuring our faith is present in every aspect of our lives, including our jobs
This insightful book provides a toolkit that empowers women to walk confidently in both their faith and career.
Taking on Goliath
Dotson vs. Pfizer: A Collision of Personal and Corporate Values
Taking on Goliath is the true story of a man standing up for the truth while jeopardizing all he that he has in the process. Every newspaper at the time carried the headline: “What Happened at Pfizer: The Inside Story of Revenge, Betrayal, and Power at the Top of the World’s Largest Drug Company.” The corporate giant was willing to spend millions to “win” regardless of the truth, but Dotson wasn’t willing to settle. Would David prevail over Goliath?
This true story is about the collision of personal and corporate values. Although Dotson loses his career, he reconnects with something far more valuable: his heart.
The Inspired Leader
The Inspired Leader Compelling, challenging and amazingly applicable, The Inspired Leader offers a “spiritual oasis” for business and church leaders.
- Designed as a “spiritual oasis” for business and church leaders
- How to discover God “in the marketplace”
- How to replenish your faith through your work
- How to be a “person of influence” in your workplace
Chapter titles include:
- God’s Call on Your Life
- Facing Crises and Opposition at Work
- Relationships that Honor God
- Leaving A Legacy
A compilation of 101 short stories and reflections written by Blackaby and numerous Christian CEOs who work for $100 million companies.
The Upside Down Marriage
Nationally known marriage counselor Jim Keller gives unconventional advice for a successful marriage in his new book, The Upside Down Marriage.
The Upside Down Marriage is for couples:
- Already in the throes of a troubled relationship
- Looking to keep a good marriage from heading down a bad path
Keller uses humor to share his expertise and insight on the issues of marriage, with unique chapter titles like: Don’t Talk So Much, Fight More, Accept the Fact that You’re Average, Don’t Go Home for Christmas, and “For Better or Worse…”, advice for when a marriage becomes less about the better and more about the worse.
The Apocalyptic Puzzle
This book was created to give you the Bible’s understanding of end times.
After understanding the truths of Scripture on this subject, many have a desire to know God’s word better and have a stronger faith in God and His word.
The Apocalyptic Puzzle will change the way you view and understand end times. To view a video about this book, click here
Finding Strength in Tough Times
In Finding Strength in Tough Times, Ron Wagley tells readers what to do when challenges come our way. This is a reasonable and compassionate book for any Christian or spiritual seeker who is:
- In the midst of a crisis
- Helping someone through a crisis
- Preparing for the day when a tragedy will hit home
In a sense, it’s a book for everyone. Wagley provides straightforward and sensitive answers to questions like:
- Where is God?
- Does prayer work?
- Does faith make a difference?
- Does God even care?
Finding Strength in Tough Times attempts to bring sense to life’s tragedies by drawing on the timeless wisdom of the Scriptures.
Work as Worship: How the CEOs of Interstate Batteries, Hobby Lobby, PepsiCo, Tyson Foods, and More Bring Meaning to Their Work
The time has come for us to see a purpose for business that goes beyond money and that has a vision for this economy that goes even beyond this earth. Work as Worship is built around twelve themes:
This edition includes additional input from Pastor JR Vassar and the CEOs of Interstate Batteries and Hobby Lobby.
The Best News You Will Ever Hear
It's true, it is the best news ever!
This book tells the best news you will ever hear—news that has changed millions and millions of people! This news should change your life forever!
- Prepare yourself.
- Focus your attention.
- Read carefully.
- Expect change!
This easy to read and understand book lets readers know the best news ever: that God loves them.
Left, Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics
- Do all issues have clear-cut answers?
- Does God stay out of politics? Should we?
- Can a Democrat be a Christian?
- Should the government care for the sick?
- Do legalized abortions increase the number of abortions?
- Is the definition of marriage universal for all?
- Does a free country mean that everyone is free to live here?
- Does defending our nation mean we should kill our enemies?
- Is the Earth so fragile that the government should intercede and protect it?
In Left, Right & Christ, authors Lisa Sharon Harper and D.C. Innes explore these important questions in a way that will have America talking for a long time. From the rhetoric used by both conservative and progressive Christians, one wouldn't know they shared a common faith. Now, two evangelical Christian thinkers from opposite ends of the political spectrum come together for a thought-provoking dialogue on polarizing issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage in the book Left, Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics.
Transform Your Work Life
Most people will spend between sixty and seventy percent of their lives at work. Yet, the majority of people do not find great purpose and meaning in their work.
In Transform Your Work Life, Graham Power and Dion Forster help you turn your mundane, daily grind into an exhilarating experience of living for a greater purpose.
Wisdom and Wonder
Sometimes the way forward is found by looking back.
Abraham Kuyper, the Dutch Reformed theologian and politician, elaborates on the doctrine of common grace. Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art is a new and complete translation of two sections that Kuyper appended to his larger three-volume work on common grace. Kuyper's timeless work shows us that God is not absent from the non-church areas of our common life and bestows his gifts and favor to all people.
The Presidents and Their Faith
How every U.S. president exercised their personal faith and presidential powers
- Why did FDR call his Presidential life a “Goldfish Bowl”?
- Why did Washington argue for the separation of church and state?
- What led Truman to pray over the atomic bomb?
This book illustrates how each one of the 43 U.S. presidents:
In this climate of religious and political tensions, The Presidents and Their Faith casts a civil yet entertaining, insightful spotlight on the unique mix (and frequent mix-ups) of politics and religion in America. The old adage “never discuss religion and politics” is roundly rejected in this incisive exploration of Presidential history and religious faith.
The Presidents and Their Faith is a fascinating and informative look at how every U.S. president exercised their personal faith, exerted presidential power, and led a religiously diverse nation.
The Missional Entrepreneur
Business as mission (BAM), an emerging concept and developing ministry, has drawn fascination in missions and business circles. BAM embodies the practice of using business strategically accomplishing missional purposes. Though the term is ubiquitous in mission circles, there is disparity between its meaning. There has been much theoretical discussion about BAM, but far less research accomplished on how it happens out in reality.
The Missional Entrepreneur takes an in-depth look at business as missions in action with an eye to expose the most effective principles and practices of this movement.
Routes and Radishes
Self-identifying as 'evangelical' is risky business these days. What is Evangelicalism? Is it a historical artifact? A political philosophy? A set of doctrines? A litmus test for genuine faith? Perhaps more important, what will come to mind when future generations hear something described as 'evangelical'? The authors of Routes and Radishes approach this issue from various points of influence within evangelical organizations, denominations, and institutions.