Tools for Change

Below you’ll find books and programs to help you draw closer to God and His satisfying purposes for your life. Do you need to meet God? Learn to study the Bible? Lead others to the life-changing God? Find what’s right for you. Different jobs demand different tools. You don’t use a hammer for garderning. Ask God to show you where He’s leading you now.

Understanding God (books for adults)

  • Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
    Perhaps better known to current culture for The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis offers unsurpassed, to-the-point clarity on spiritual truth.
  • Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell
    McDowell once thought people who followed Jesus were “out of their minds.” He ended up speaking on college campuses, challenging those who were as skeptical as he had been. Read the evidence that changed his mind.
  • More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
    This is called “a hardheaded book for people who are skeptical about Jesus’ deity, his resurrection, his claims on their lives.”

Understanding God (programs for kids)

Awana
Structured program for preschool thru high school. Held in local churches Sept. to May. Called “premier program to change kids’ lives.” Helps parents raise kids to know, love and serve Christ.

On Goal Soccer
An international team of outstanding soccer players is assembled each summer to run camps for elementary through high school students. Excellent athletes teach kids how to play soccer and live as Christians by training and example.

Upwards
Non-denominational basketball, cheerleading, flag football and soccer leagues combine excellent physical training with devotional time and explanations of Jesus’ love through the gospel story.

WyldLife & Young Life
Non-denominational Wyldlife (for middle school) and Young Life (for high school) programs offer high adventure camping, fun weekly clubs, unconditional acceptance and the truth about Jesus.

VBS (Vacation Bible School)
Local churches often offer summer programs and camps that both entertain and enlighten children about God’s life-changing truth. Call local churches in May to ask what’s available.

Learning How to Live God’s Way (books for adults)

  • Bible by God (now online)
    www.Biblegateway.com
    Great site -  especially for people who don’t know their way around a Bible. Search different Bible versions by topic, key word, verse reference and more.
  • Breaking Free by Beth Moore
    Discover healing, freedom and a God who loves you personally. Powerful.
  • Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby & Claude V. King
    Join God where He’s working. Step out in faith to accomplish the big things He asks you to do with His help. It’s an adventure!
  • Half Time by Bob Buford (for men)
    Change your life focus from success to significance. Discover what you’re meant to be and do.
  • Living the Life You Were Meant to Live by Tom Patterson (for men)
    Find out what God has carefully and wonderfully designed you to be.
  • Pathway to Purpose for Women by Katie Brazelton
    Connect your to-do list, your passions and God’s purposes for your life.
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