Yearly Archives: 2012

144 posts

Joni Eareckson Tada on Why Easter?

“To grasp the timeless story of the resurrection is to open one’s heart to a life-change that will last for all of eternity. This is why I am so excited about Why Easter? Using the familiar teaching tools of reading, discussion, singing and mesmerizing, Barbara Reaoch employs every means possible to illuminate Christ’s resurrection to thirsty young hearts and minds. The lessons are deep, true, fascinating, and insightful–I heartily recommend this remarkable book to children’s leaders, parents, and teachers; most of all, I recommend Why Easter? to every child!” – Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center Learn more here

Why Easter?

Easter is a celebration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But how many children know why Jesus died and came to life again? This illustrated devotional contains 28 lessons — one for each day of the four weeks leading up to Easter — in a short, focused format designed to help parents show the Christ of Easter to their children. Pre-order now and receive a great discount off the retail price of $14.95. We’ll ship it to you as soon as it comes off the printer so that you can use it with your children this Easter season! Learn more here.

Ruth in the Time of the Judges

The news headlines have been consistent as of late – consistently discouraging.  Moral norms continue to plummet. There seems to be little hope in our darkening world.  However, in the Bible, the story of Ruth takes place in the time of the Judges and offers hope and encouragement for you.

The Holy Spirit’s Idea of Love

His love cannot be eaten, will not wilt, cannot be bought, cannot be lost or stolen. It is yours to give as it has been given to you. There is no better gift! Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not envy. Love does not boast. Love is not proud. Love is not rude. Love is not self-seeking. Love is not easily angered. Love keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love always protects. Love always trusts. Love always hopes. Love always perseveres.

Preparing Eight-Year-Olds for Marriage

Before anyone misunderstands me—let me say that this post is not about pre-marital instructions for children, at least not explicitly. Neither is this post about arranged marriages! No, this post is about friendship and its connection to marriage. In Tim Keller’s excellent book, The Meaning of Marriage, he draws out the importance of friendship in marriage. I believe Keller has made an important observation, both for those interested in becoming married and for parents seeking to train their children to live for God. Christians are not to think or act as the world does. We are to be transformed, not conformed, in our thinking. We are to take thoughts captive, not be taken captive! But that’s a bit tricky, isn’t […]

Interviews with Bob Bevington and Steve Zollos

Here are links to the recent interviews with Shepherd Press authors Bob Bevington (Red Like Blood) and Steve Zollos (Time for the Talk). Bob Bevington Steve Zollos Both interviews are about 15 minutes long and provide excellent insights into the both books and their authors. These interviews are from our weekly radio show and webcast, True Worldview Cafe. You can listen live on internet or you can listen to the show at your convenience at the link below. True Worldview Cafe  

Social Networking & Your Time

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. ESV Colossians 4:5 Jenny, one of our regular blog readers, raised the concept of “me time.” As Christians our lives are to be centered on bringing honor to the name of God in all that we do. (I Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:17, etc.) Our culture inundates us with the idea that our first need is to care for ourselves. Yes, our culture says, God is important, but only as he or she meets our need for whatever spiritual vacuum we have that needs filling. From a cultural standpoint the idea of spirituality is just another part caring for myself first. Culturally, we are challenged every day to see […]

It’s Just Facebook

There is a tendency to follow the world’s lead and see life as a mixture of the profound and the mundane – to contrast the exciting, meaningful, fun parts of life with the normal, dull, daily grind parts of life. For many this would be the contrast between chilling and hanging out and doing something that really matters. Facebook would fall into the hanging out category.  It’s no big deal, just something to do when there is nothing to do. With the advent of high speed phone networks, you can update your Facebook status anytime using your mobile phone. Tweeting can happen anywhere. So, while you are standing in line at the store, you can let the rest of civilization […]

Another Side of Tebow

I’ve done a couple of posts about Tim Tebow. This time I am going to link to the Red Like Blood blog for a post about Tim.   When you go to the blog, take a minute to check out the site. Bob Bevington and Joe Coffey have put together a great collection of posts which speak of the amazing grace of God. So when you click on the link below you will find an encouraging story about Tim and another great resource about the relentless grace of God! Link to post about Tebow: