The Christian studies shelf.
A Simpler Faith
9780983328025, $14.99, www.thecompletesolution.com
Faith can at time seem so confusing. "A Simpler Faith" is a to the point discussion of faith from an everyday 'Joe Palooka' in his words, as he seeks to inspire faith in those who may have been turned away from their faith in recent times. Encouraging faith in Christ, instead of the demonationalism and other things that get in the way of the message, he hopes to help those who are at the end of their rope, and advises them on how they can change it for the better. "A Simpler Faith" is a strong pick for those who are strongly contemplating abandoning the church.
What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?
Edward T. Welch
New Growth Press
2007 Yanceyville Street, Suite 3600
Greensboro, NC 27405
9781935273868, $12.99, www.newgrowthpress.com
We see ourselves in others opinions. "What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?: Answers to the Big Questions in Life" discusses the natural search for approval that will all face in our life, and why rejection hurts us so much. Offering a thoughtful discussion in the Christian context, Edward T. Welch offers much thought on sociology and how to understand ourselves and our relationships. "What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?" is a choice pick for Christian self help collections, recommended.
Carlos Parra Diaz
Imago Dei Books
1030 Hunt Valley Circle
New Kensington, PA 15068
9780986979958, $14.99, www.tbbmedia.com
Through hope and determination through all involved, crisis was averted. "Hope Underground: The 34 Chilean Miners: A Story of Faith and Miracles" discusses the struggles of the Chilean miners, whose rescue seemed hopeless. Attributing much to faith, Carlos Parra Diaz shares their story and how tragedy turned to triumph, and the will of God to place his hand where it is needed. "Hope Underground: The 34 Chilean Miners" is a devoted story of the power of faith, highly recommended.