April - June 2014
Passion, Purpose and Power
No matter our age, or the age we live in, the idea of sitting at the feet of someone telling a story, brings back feelings of childhood awe, trust, and expectation.
Passion, Purpose & Power is an open invitation to all ages, to sit and listen as these stories—told by the Adventist pioneers themselves—paint a picture of real people and their lives.
Passion, Purpose & Power is an open invitation to all ages, to sit and listen as these stories—told by the Adventist pioneers themselves—paint a picture of real people and their lives. These are stories of total commitment and incredible sacrifices that only true stewards of Jesus, with a dedication to His purposes and the power of the Holy Spirit, can generate! Draw close to the fireside of this second edition (updated and expanded), and find yourself aglow with inspiration.
Come, listen, and you might just hear the God of the pioneers call your name, sense a revival in your heart, and feel a renewed sense of mission in your life—one that draws from you a similar spirit of sacrifice and commitment!
Passion, Purpose & Power, Recapturing the Spirit of the Adventist Pioneers Today, edited by James Nix. GC Stewardship Ministries, www.adventiststewardship.com, or www.adventsource.org
Stewardship of Everything
In this book, Hazekamp shares lessons he has learned about stewardship—from stewardship in our personal lives and families to our wallets, church life, outreach, and ministry.
Countless attempts have been made to define stewardship. Author Mitch Hazekamp’s picture of stewardship is all-encompassing: God and all of His creation; a star-filled sky on a clear, dark night; a snow-covered mountain peak towering heavenward against a blue sky; a cascading waterfall plunging into a pool of icy water; the vastness of a desert sweltering in the heat of the day with the teeming multitudes attempting to eke out a life in the midst of privation; a jam-packed interstate overflowing with cars and trucks while an emergency vehicle screams through the traffic, sirens blaring, attempting to save a life.
In this book, Hazekamp shares lessons he has learned about stewardship—from stewardship in our personal lives and families to our wallets, church life, outreach, and ministry. Lessons are illustrated with scripture references and stories from Hazekamp’s life.
The bottom line: stewardship is all about God and everything He has created.
Stewardship & Everything: Practical Lessons from Scripture and Daily Life, by Mitch Hazekamp. Find it on www.adventsource.org.
The Next Christian
Informed by truth, yet seasoned with grace and love, these believers engage the world by drawing it to the sensibility and authenticity of the Christian life.
Gabe Lyons is optimistic that Christianity’s best days are yet to come. As co-author, his best-seller, UnChristian, revealed the pervasiveness of culture’s growing disregard for Christians. Now, in The Next Christians, Lyons shows how a new wave of believers is turning the tide by bringing the truth of the Gospel to bear on our changing, secular society.
“Restorers,” as Lyons calls them, approach culture with a different mentality than generations past. Informed by truth, yet seasoned with grace and love, these believers engage the world by drawing it to the sensibility and authenticity of the Christian life.
You can be one of these “next” Christians and change the negative perception of Christianity by living a life that is faithful to the gospel, yet credible and coherent to your friends and neighbors.
Find out if you are a “Restorer” by reading the book and engaging the conversation.
The Next Christians: Seven Ways You Can Live the Gospel and Restore the World, by Gabe Lyons. www.nextchristians.com