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Christmas Gift Ideas for the Pastor’s Study

These six books would make excellent additions to your pastor's library this holiday season – gifts that will encourage, inspire, and equip him for ministry in the next millennium.


Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
by Norman Geisler

A one-volume dictionary covering every key issue, person, and concept related to Christian apologetics, this encyclopedia offers vital information and advice for all Christians who encounter skeptics. It will serve as a valuable resource for the increasing challenges to the validity of the Christian faith. (Baker Book House)


Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible

For the Bible student who desires word study emphasis in their Bible study, this study Bible offers:
• Key words highlighted in the English text and identified by James Strong's numbering system
• Codes in the New Testament text that identify the grammatical structure of key Greek words
• Notations explaining the significance of the grammatical codes
• Hebrew and Greek word studies
• Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries (AMG Publishers)


Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire
by Jim Cymbala

In this best-selling account of The Brooklyn Tabernacle, Pastor Jim Cymbala recounts God's intervention in people's lives, leading to the miraculous renewal of this urban church. Through powerful testimonies, Cymbala illustrates the centrality and essentiality of prayer in God's plan to work through the church to reach, save, and dramatically change lives. (Zondervan Publishing House)


Fresh Faith
by Jim Cymbala

In the sequel to Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, Pastor Jim Cymbala debunks popular Charismatic myths of the nature of faith. Alternating between biblical examples and contemporary accounts, he illustrates how God rewards and works through genuine faith. (Zondervan Publishing House)


Experience the Power, Excitement, and Intimacy of God's Shaping Hand

by Jerry Vines

Vines offers Old Testament examples of the work of the Holy Spirit and how He is present with Christians to this day. New Testament examples provide insight into the relationship of the Holy Spirit to the Lord and how He was "active at every juncture" in the life Jesus Christ. Vines details the presence, power, and permanence of the Holy Spirit and shows how believers are cleansed, changed, and controlled by that presence. (Broadman and Holman Publishers)


by Jerry Vines

In the second title of a trilogy that examines the Holy Spirit, Vines offers a study of the Charismatic movement, from its beginning to current teachings and modern-day interpretation of manifestations of the Holy Spirit. In a fair, balanced, and loving treatment of the subject, SpiritWorks cautions readers to rely on biblical facts and faith, rather than individual emotions often associated with Charismatic teachings and the movement as a whole. (Broadman and Holman Publishers)

These resources are available through your local LifeWay Christian Bookstore.

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