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What to Think About Halloween

Each year questions arise about participation in Halloween. Is it really the Devil’s holiday? Well, it is in the sense that every day where he rules in the hearts of unbelievers is his day. But it is also true that Christ has triumphed on the cross and brought defeat to the dark enemy of our souls. So it is important to look a little deeper if we are going to find a satisfying answer. At its best Halloween is time for creativity, joy, friendship, and fun. At its worst, it is about death, fear, darkness, and the celebration of evil.  Again, for the Christian, this is like every other day. Each day we are to choose between life and death, […]

You are Made for Gratitude 

God made you a new creature in Christ.  He also designed you to be a creature fueled by thanksgiving. Only someone who comprehends the mercy of God extended in Christ the capacity to express thankfulness from an eternal perspective. Gratitude for someone who does not know Christ is limited to the here and now. Many are truly thankful for the immediate blessings of life. But the true healing joy of eternal gratitude is for those who know the love of Christ. When you lack thanksgiving you are being contrary to the person God has made you to be. The things of this earth have become more important than the gift of eternity that has been given to you in Christ. […]

Nominated for book of the Year!

Black Friday Sneak Peak for our blog readers: Take 25% off  your order with coupon code THANKFUL Shepherd Press is excited to announce that two of our newest titles have been nominated for book of the year by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)! Just click on the book images to learn more about the books and how to purchase them. Use the code THANKFUL to receive a 25% discount.   [hr]  

Paul Tripp — Homeschool Parenting Summit

Homeschool Parenting Summit featuring Tedd & Margy Tripp and Paul Tripp

“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” (Psalm 127:1) Are you ready to stop laboring in your own strength to build a strong homeschooling family and instead see the Lord build your house? Then sign up for the free Homeschool Parenting Summit (October 22-27, 2018), an online event with 25+ video sessions with top speakers who will encourage you to turn your heart to God’s ways for your family’s joy and give you practical steps for faithful action. Get registered now at http://bit.ly/HSSummit. Featuring Shepherd Press authors Paul Tripp and Tedd & Margy Tripp!   [hr]

Scratch & Dent Sale

Our Scratch & Dent Sale is running for a limited time! Save on many of our titles — all sale items are $6.99 and under. All books in our scratch & dent sale are in good condition, and are always perfectly readable. They have some small defect that prevents us from selling them as brand new—minor scuffing, or a bent corner, or a price sticker on the back cover. Please note that no ebook download links are included with scratch & dent purchases. Scratch & Dent items are available from the “Scratch & Dent Sale” page only. Quantities are limited and some scratch & dent titles may sell out at any time. Click here to shop the sale!   [hr]

Discipling the Flock

Interview with Paul Tautges

“Just what is it the pastor is supposed to be doing? What ought to be his goals? We’re talking to Paul Tautges about his new book, Discipling the Flock: A Call to Faithful Shepherding. It’s brief, it’s to the point, and its massively important. We encourage you to get a copy for yourself and for all your church leaders.” Interview with Paul Tautges, author of DISCIPLING THE FLOCK: A CALL TO FAITHFUL SHEPHERDING Follow the link above to read the interview with Paul Tautges at Books at a Glance.   [hr]    

Fourth of July Sale! 40% off!

Fourth of July Sale! Save 40% across our store with our Fourth of July sale! Use the coupon code JULY4 at checkout. The coupon is valid through Sunday, July 8th and applies to everything on our site except the exclusions listed below. Excludes the following items: eBooks Don’t Make Me Count to Three Study Guide Herein is Love 5-book set Rediscovering Family Worship What About War? Wise Words for Moms (but you can save 25% on bundles of 5) Wise Words for Moms Spanish Edition LifeLine Mini-books (but you can save 25% on bundles of 5) Shop the sale! Audio | Books | Video | Authors   [hr]

Guest Post: The Savior’s Anguish — Brian G. Hedges

The evidence of our Lord’s anguish that night spreads over the entire narrative—in his emotions, words, and actions. Consider just the opening verses of Mark’s version: And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.” (14:32–34) Notice the language used to describe Jesus’ emotions. First, he is “greatly distressed and troubled” (v. 33). Jesus was in mental and emotional anguish. He felt deeply anxious. Add to this his deep sadness: “My soul is very sorrowful, […]

Guest Post: How We Share in Christ’s Glory — Brian G. Hedges

The disciples saw Jesus transfigured and then crucified before their very eyes. They may not have caught on as the events unfolded, but they soon understood—as we can also now—that Jesus’ path to glory was marked by suffering. What seems less clear is how we get to share in his glory. How exactly does that work? The Scriptures give us good warrant for asking this question. Paul describes Christians as those who “rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Rom. 5:2c) and assures us that “When Christ who is [our] life appears, then [we] also will appear with him in glory” (Col. 3:4). God has called us to his kingdom and glory (1 Thess. 2:12). Jesus prayed that his […]