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Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys from Church by Tim Wright

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The Story of Boys-Lost in the Twenty-first Century: 70% of all Ds and Fs go to boys 85% of stimulant-addressing medications prescribed in the world are prescribed to US boys Boys are falling behind girls in virtually every area of life 70 -90% of boys will leave the church in their teens and early twenties Searching for Tom Sawyer offers parents and church leaders a compelling vision and practical principles for how, together, they can change that storyline by forging boys into heroic men.

"More than 70% of the young men who are raised in church abandon it during their teens and twenties . . . Tim Wright examines the problem and offers real solutions to one of the greatest challenges facing the church today" -David Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church

"No one who cares for boys, and equally no one who cares for kids and families should miss Searching for Tom Sawyer" -Leonard Sweet, professor at Drew University and George Fox University

"Tim Wright's diagnosis of why most of our congregations struggle to connect with guys is eye-opening and stunning . . . As the father of three boys, I wish I'd had this book years ago. As the pastor of a congregation, I'm glad I have it now" -Pastor Jeff Marian, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Burnsville, Minnesota

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Papa's Letters: Love via First-Class Male by Judith C Lovell

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About ten years ago, I inherited a bundle of love letters and diary notes written by my maternal grandfather, David Clarence Hurd. He composed these writings while living in Brooklyn, New York. “Papa,” as my grandfather was lovingly called, was originally born in Brown’s Town, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies on April 13, 1885. Beginning in October of 1913, Papa wrote to my grandmother, Avril Louise Cato, who lived in Port Antonio, Jamaica. Initially pen-pals, they wrote to each other for nearly a year. The pen-pal phenomenon was quite popular back then. Customarily, through letter writing a pen-pal connected with another to learn about his country, customs, and lifestyle. Some pen-pal relationships, like that of my grandparents, blossomed into blissful romance. Papa got to know his future bride through letter writing. After forming a loving bond built on trust and faith, Papa poured out his heart to Grandma. He sent many impassioned love letters. He proposed marriage in a letter. She accepted the proposal in a letter. They physically met each other for the first time on Tuesday, August 25, 1914 in Port Antonio, the day before their wedding ceremony.

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christian radio, christian talk, christian radio stationsWe Carried the Mat by Katie Jordan "My faith journey as a Primary Caregiver … and how a Community made all the difference."

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We Carried the Mat is a gift of love resulting from a promise I made to my husband Jay several months before he died. During the two and a half years that Jay’s body became captive to Lou Gehrig’s disease, he shared his faith and exuberance for life with the servants at his bedside. In his final months, he wrote it on the hearts of those who cared for him, including mine. Now the written words of his story—our story—have been entrusted to me. Jay’s story is incomplete, until it has fully encompassed the value of the caregiver.

My hope is that you will be encouraged and affirmed, as you help someone you love reach the finish line of life with grace and purpose.


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World War 3 Coming Soon! by Meyer Stahl
Why is the book of Revelation so difficult to understand? It is full of symbolism, ferocious animals and horses of varying colors, humanity being destroyed, and a woman riding a beast. It's supposed to be a book of revealing. The author spent forty-three years studying the Bible and found "keys of understanding.” The keys are found throughout the Bible. They unlock the book of Revelation for us today. Most prophecies are for the end time we are now approaching. We need to understand them. No one wants to read a book concerning all bad news about World War III and the great tribulation. But there is good news following the bad. Can you imagine a world at peace? All armies are disbanded, all weapons melted down into farm implements. You will read the good news about the return of the Prince Of Peace, Jesus Christ's coming as King of Kings.

Meyer Stahl has spent over forty-three years studying the Bible. He is presently the pastor of the Southern New Mexico Church of God in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He broadcasts on radio KOBE and also on Comcast local TV each Sunday. Both programs are entitled "What Is Truth"?


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Our Real Life in Christ by Mel Alberto Zelaya Aragon
It is only when we skip the middle man of religion, as Jesus insisted in His time, that we can grasp the full impact of what God is saying to each believer today. This guide, written after thirty-seven years of study, shares the insights clearly implied in His Word when we take that step.

With the advent of the marvelous power of today’s computers, we can single out any word in the Bible and provide its original meaning, whether be it in Hebrew or Greek. This allows us to comprehend the original message as it was given at the time. As we absorb the complete interpretation of what has been written, God’s message takes on a clearer meaning. Such study opens a channel that has been clogged by religious misinformation, allowing the Holy Spirit within us to understand the precise spiritual meaning and depth of each passage. Thus, the Bible can now offer us instruction that is by far richer in context and significance, giving us insight and better understanding of many obscure subjects.

Our Real Life in Christ seeks to help those who are experiencing that gnawing sensation that there is much more to God’s Word than can be gained in our churches today.

About the Author: M. Alberto Zelaya Aragon was raised in a third-world country and saw firsthand the indomitable faith of his mother, who raised fourteen successful children against all odds. Now retired, he lives with his wife near Phoenix and has a blended family of five daughters and a son living in various states, as well as a large extended family in California and in his homeland.