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Timothy Keller’s new book as just arrived

  • Maybe you grew up a Christian and then stopped going to Church?
  • Maybe religion failed you in some way and you never returned to God?
  • Maybe science and skepticism replaced your need for God?

making-sense-of-godBut now you have trouble answering life’s bigger questions…. “Where can I find fulfillment”?“Will we ever have real justice?”…  “Why am I still not satisfied?”…

Maybe it is time to take another look at God?

We live in an age of skepticism.  Our society places such faith in empirical reason, historical progress, and heartfelt emotion that it’s easy to wonder: “Why should anyone believe in Christianity?” or “What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives?”

In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever.  As human beings, we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope.  Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs.  Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives.

CBD PRICE: R410.00  (Hardcover)

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New from John Piper

Living in the Light: Money Sex & Power

Money sex and powerWhether we’re rich or poor, married or single, in a position of great influence or not – all of us face temptation in the areas of money, sex and power. They are the dangerous opportunities of our time – opportunities to destroy our own souls, or to experience the true joy of using them for God’s glory.

John Piper shows us that when we have the blazing glory of Christ at the centre of our spiritual solar system, the planets of money, sex and power find their true and beautiful orbits.  This book is for every Christian and will help you to wake up to the all-satisfying glory of God, and discover what you were made for.

CBD PRICE: R145.00          SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL PRICE: R100.00

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 John Piper 1About the Author:
John Piper is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and Chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary.  He is the author of more than 50 books.

 

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Breaking News ….. Just Arrived…. Timothy Keller’s latest book

 Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism

PreachingMost Christians, including pastors, struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian gospel to change people’s lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus, and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate, and compassionate way.

CBD Price: R270.00 (hard cover)

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Brand New Arrival from Paul Tripp

New morning mercies: A daily Gospel Devotional

New Morning merciesMornings can be tough.  Sometimes a hearty breakfast and a strong cup of coffee just aren’t enough. Offering more than just a rush of caffeine, Paul Tripp wants to energize you with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel.

Forget “beviour modification” or feel-good aphorisms. Tripp knows that what we really need is an encounter with the living God. Then we’ll be prepared to trust in God’s goodness, rely on his grace.

These devotional readings will strengthen, nourish and re-calibrate your heart, and open your eyes to behold God’s fresh mercies at the dawn of each new day.

CBD PRICE: R350.00

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Look at these great new bible studies from James Dobson …..

These studies are a must for any parent and are a very affordable price too. Each kit includes 4 short DVD sessions & a bible study book.

Bringing Up Boys (DVD Kit)Bringing up Boys:  Shaping the next generation of Men

  • How can you connect with your son when you are correcting him?
  • What roles do Mom & Dad play in shaping their son into a man?
  • What does testosterone do, and why is it a priceless gift?

Dr. Dobson offers parents of sons a guidebook through the land of testosterone, offering practical help to invest in your family legacy.

CBD PRICE: R245.00

 

Bringing Up Girls (DVD Kit)

Bringing up Girls: If only she were as simple as sugar & spice

  • What makes raising girls different from raising boys?
  • How can we combat culture’s negative effects on our daughters

Discover why the three “T’s” – Talk, Touch, and Time – are so important in our relationship with our daughters, and how to have a positive generational impact on them.

CBD PRICE: R245.00

 

Strong-Willed Child, The (DVD Kit)The Strong-willed Child : Surviving birth through Adolescence

  • How can you shape a child’s will without breaking it?
  • Are you able to recognize the difference between irres-ponsibility & willful disobedience when your child messes up?

This is a practical “how-to” study series on discipline and child-rearing.  It focuses on sibling rivalry, hyperactivity, self-esteem, and the most common errors made by frustrated parents.

CBD PRICE: R245.00

 

Dare to Discipline (DVD Kit)

Dare to Discipline : Answers to your toughest questions

  • Do you feel like you’re using anger to resolve every disciplinary need?
  • Do you have trouble staying consistent with discipline when you are tired?
  • Is it okay to spank your child, or will it lead him to hit others and become a violent person?

This study guide is designed to help you lead your children through the tough job of growing up and teach you how to meet your children’s needs of love, trust, affection & discipline.

CBD PRICE: R245.00

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Tim Keller’s latest book has arrived

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with Christ

Prayer (Keller)Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act.

With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader.

CBD Price: R340 (hardcover)

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Two brand new bible studies just arrived.

We have just received a shipment of bible studies including two new DVD-based studies by Priscilla Shirer & Matt Chandler.  Make sure you stock up before the start of the new year.

RECOVERING REDEMPTION : MATT CHANDLER

Recovering RedemptionAll of us have a sense of dissatisfaction. And we typically look for solutions in four areas: self, others, the world, and religion. But none of these will satisfy. Recovering Redemption is about recovering what is lost and broken—our relationship with Jesus—because the gospel is the remedy to fix all things: every struggle, every circumstance, every relationship, everything. 

In this 12-session study, Matt Chandler explains the implications of the gospel with surprising clarity and striking candor. Those who have been Christ followers for years will find that it helps connect the dots of their faith, serving as a bridge between salvation and maturity. It’s also an essential study for new believers.

Click here to watch an introduction to this bible study.

Workbook: R155.00            DVD: R820.00

Breathe: Priscilla Shirer

BreatheWe are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. We miss the moments because we rush ahead to the next thing. It is time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God. Sabbath was intended as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today.

Join Priscilla and discover Sabbath margin – the boundary God enables us to put around things we enjoy so that we never become slaves again.  If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted the concept of Sabbath will change your life.

Click here to see an introduction of this Bible Study.

Workbook:   R150.00         DVD: R330.00

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Why are you here? : A brand new title from John Blanchard

Direct from the publishers, this book has not yet been officially released.  It will only be released in the UK in November.

Searching for the meaning of life …..

Why Are You Here?Nobody who thinks seriously about life can avoid the question the title of this book asks, and finding the answer to it is a transforming experience.  The pages of this book show how to avoid wrong turnings when thinking though the issue and lays out a clear, straightforward road map showing how to be sure of going in the right direction.

This is the perfect book to give to the thinking, serious person who is wrestling with the Christian faith and its relationship to the meaning of life?  Why are you here? will help to connect the dogs so that the big picture, although composed of seemingly endless millions of facts, really does begin to make sense.

CBD PRICE: R185.00       SPECIAL TOUR PROMOTION: R150.00

This book and all of John Blanchard’s other titles will continue to be sold at the special tour promotional prices until the end of October while stocks last.  A number of Blanchard’s books are available as e-books. Click here to view them.

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Just Arrived at CBD – 2 Brand New Titles

Evidence for the Bible – Brian Edwards

Evidence for the BibleThis beautifully produced book with over 200 full colour images, reveals some of the many discoveries that either authenticate or illustrate the biblical narrative.

The text is accurate, informative & assumes no prior knowledge of the world of archaeology. It follows the biblical record from Genesis to Revelation.

Timelines of the Ancient Near East empires, articles on specific thorny issues such as the Pharaoh of the Exodus & the census of Quirinius, an assessment of fallacies in the world of biblical archaeology & a detailed bibliography, all add to the value of this unique volume.

CBD PRICE: R375.00

Bible-Centred Church : Running a Church in the biblical way – John Temple

Bible-Centred ChurchMost evangelical churches claim to be biblical in all they do. Pastors faithfully encourage their congregations to obey Scripture as their expression of their love for Christ. But does this include the way we structure & run our churches? We all too easily slip into starting with the secular law, tradition or culture, regarding the biblical requirements as ‘suggestions’, yet it is the Bible that should be our starting point. We should endeavour to ‘render to Caesar the things that are Caesars’ & observe those elements of secular law, tradition or culture which are not in conflict with the Bible, but reject anything that is contrary to the Bible.

Using a scale from ‘Precepts’ (the Ten Commandments) to ‘Freedoms’ (issues on which the Bible is silent), this book provides practical advice on how to apply the Bible to church organisation.

CBD PRICE: R100.00

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New Arrival : Beth Moore’s latest Bible Study

Children of the Day : 1 & 2 Thessalonians

Your circumstances and conditions are not coincidental in your journey. God’s timing is impeccable. Join Beth Moore on Children of the Day (Leader's Guide)the Thessalonian shores as you face real crises, real medical diagnoses, real afflictions, real relationships, real doubts, real concerns, and real fears. Let’s not brush the sand off quickly. Let’s sit a while and let the tide come in and wash our eyes with fresh vision for 8 beautiful weeks. We don’t have to always see eye-to-eye to be glad we’re side by side. Let’s pat the sand beside us and welcome each other along.

Gather around the letters postmarked Thessalonica. Don’t let pride or timidity come between you and the presence of God. Press in tightly, professing Christ and, yes, in the company of others but also intimately by your name, circumstance, and condition. You have a place here. A purpose. And not one floating like a fleck in the air, loosed and free from your raw realities. This is your journey to the shores of Thessalonica where you’ll write your name and a slice of your biography in the sand.

Workbook: R190 each

Leader’s Guide:  R85 each

DVD: R890 each

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New Arrivals from Christian Book Discounters

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It's Apparent... You're a Parent!I’TS APPARENT, YOU’RE A PARENT : JOHN LEHMAN

I’m a parent? ….  Wow! …. How should I best navigate through the wonderful, new challenges and opportunities that are coming my way?  What wisdom may be gleaned from the Bible, God’s living Word?  Will God really enable the process to turn out well?  In six helpful, easy-to-read chapters, John Lehman writes with passion and clarity on the great issues of bringing up children. Rich in biblical content, this book will help steer you carefully through the many situations that come the way of all parents.  

CBD Price: R150.00 

 

Thing Is, TheTHE THING IS : TONY PAYNE

“The thing is……..”  That’s what we say when we are at last getting to the point. The bushes have been beaten around, the chase has been cut to, and we are finally getting to the thing we’ve been avoiding but that now needs to be spoken. What is that thing for you? What is the thing that makes sense of your life but that you don’t often talk about? What is the point of it all, the purpose, the real reason you get out of bed in the morning? 

From the author of The Trellis and the Vine comes an opportunity to pause and take stock of our lives, and to discover the life-changing purpose that God has for each one of us. Not some vague-Christian-cliché purpose; but a purpose that is clear and real enough to drive the decisions we make and the way we live our lives from this point on. To work out what ‘the thing is’ together in a small group, try The Course of Your Life. CBD Price: R155.00   

 

One in a ThousandONE IN A THOUSAND : ERROL HULSE

Errol Hulse presents a clear Biblical model of what a pastor is – the qualities of the pastor are determined and a distinction made between pastor and elders. He shows, from the time of the Reformation to the present day, how that Biblical model is brought to life. This is a book that pastors and elders should read – but it also gives guidance and help to any church member, as eight biographical sketches are used; the first two from the Bible and the others from church history.

A God-sent preacher is ‘one among a thousand’. Such men are sorely needed today. They are men who build up God’s Church by solid biblical preaching, by godly pastoral affection and by constant prayerfulness.  CBD Price: R160.00 

 

For the love of GodFOR THE LOVE OF GOD : D.A. CARSON (Volumes 1 & 2)

Complete with a daily Bible-reading plan, these devotionals are sure to encourage and edify readers as they make their way through God’s Word in the course of a year.  The author has an amazing ability to place a chapter in its biblical context, helping the reader understand why it”s important. His writing is very well crafted as he puts profound concepts in simple terms.

Volume 2 is a companion volume for volume 1 and follows Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s Bible-reading plan, taking you through the New Testament and Psalms twice and the Old Testament once. Don Carson has written thought-provoking comments and reflections to accompany one of each day’s scriptural passages. And, most uniquely, he offers a perspective that places each reading into the larger framework of history and God’s eternal plan, in order to deepen our understanding of his sovereignty For the love of God 2and the unity and power of his Word.

Volume 1 : CBD Price : R235.00

Volume 2 : CBD Price : R205.00

 

 

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