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7. Biblical Answers for struggling marriages

Tim Cole’s (Japan) book Biblical Answers for Struggling Marriages is complete in Kindle and iBook format, and can be purchased from Amazon or iTunes. The book offers an in-depth understanding of God’s intentions for marriage, and how to find hope, courage, and wisdom to survive and thrive in a difficult marriage. Arranged in 31 lessons it is suitable for couples to read together, for personal devotions, or for small group study. Sales income will be used for publishing two more of Tim’s books on biblical sexuality for youth in Japanese. Biblical Answers… can be purchased through the following links:




1. A Guide to Prayer from the Upper Room

Pat Wright (retiree) sent us a suggestion of a resource for your Day of Prayer and Vision. A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and other Servants (Job, R. and N. Sawchuck, 1998. The Upper Room: Nashville TN) is a complete devotional guide with prayers, Scripture texts, and readings for reflection collected in weekly themes drawn from the liturgical calendar. What Pat highlighted for us was a section at the end of the book with twelve models for a day-long “retreat,” including an outline and schedule for the day, and a number of suggested readings, themes, and meditation guides. It could be a terrific resource for a fresh perspective on your Day of Prayer and Vision (not to mention your devotional life throughout the year). The book is available on, in print and Kindle editions.

8. The future of the global church (Johnstone, 2011)

In The Future of the Global Church, another landmark book by Patrick Johnstone, “we are given a fantastic introduction to the major challenges, issues, and opportunities in Christian mission today. Using this in tandem with Operation World gives readers the global context for local issues,” according to Justin Long, missions researcher for Mission to Unreached Peoples.

Long adds, “Johnstone has written what is likely his magnum opus, a book that deserves careful perusal and a place on the bookshelves of any mission-passionate Christian. I hope that a careful reading especially of the people clusters of the world will unlock the visionary calling and obedience of a new generation of missionaries who will bring the blessing to the ends of the earth.”

The book is available in print form from InterVarsity Press, and as downloadable PDF file, and additional media files and exclusive material are available in the Digital Collection.

6. Free book online: Bribery and the Bible

Ron Kotesky, a member care consultant for GO International, has made available a free online copy of Bribery and the Bible written by Richard Langston and published in 1991 by Campus Crusade Asia Limited in Singapore. This book gives a Biblical perspective on bribery and extortion and applies that perspective to bribery issues in the Philippines where Langston had served before moving to Singapore. You can find a review of this book (and many others) at MaryLou’s Reviews.

10. Vuja dé

Vuja dé is the ability to look at something familiar like you have never seen it before. The lack of vuja dé makes disruptive ideas hard to imagine. It causes us to defend underperforming structures and resist potentially breakthrough ideas. Seize the Vuja dé is the second book based on Steve Moore’s popular monthly video blog, Learning @ the Speed of Life. Visit to explore each chapter in the book free in four different formats: watch, listen, read online or as a PDF. If you prefer the convenience of bundling the content in a single resource purchase the Kindle or paperback version via

1. Free book from Thomas Nelson publishers, delivered electronically

We received this email this morning, and we are publishing it with NYCU this afternoon. Because only a limited number of downloads are offered, those who would like to get the book should download it right away. (Hopefully, this announcement will not be blocked by your filter system)


Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle, by Michael John Cusick

In a world where there are 68 million searches for pornography every day and where over 70 percent of Christian men report viewing porn in the last year, it’s no surprise that more and more men struggle with pornography. Thomas Nelson Publishing is giving away (as in FREE…no strings attached!) 25,000 digital copies of Surfing for God, by Michael John Cusick, founder of Restoring the Soul.

2. The Gutenberg Project

The Gutenberg Project is a simple concept. Their goal is to take printed books and make them available electronically to anyone with internet access. Most are in the public domain, so there is no copyright problem for downloading and using the material. There are more than 27,000 texts currently available, with more being added every day. Most texts are classic literature, and many books are in other languages: Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Tagalog, Maori, Korean, Russian, … Have a look, and read a classic.

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