President’s Picks: Back to school, back to study, wherever you are
September has always marked a return for many things: school, university, after-school activities, church programs, Bible studies and more. It’s a time of year we settle into new routines and choosing a guide to help you in your bible study is a wonderful way to ensure your devotions stay a priority as activities get underway.
One of our top priorities at Focus on the Family Canada is to ensure we provide faith-building, biblically based resources to help you. Speaking personally, I always enjoy being able to push myself to learn more and grow as an individual. Here are some selections, which I hope will encourage you and your family in your faith journey.
Show the children in your life the awe-inspiring connection between the natural world and the God who created it. The bestselling children’s devotional Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God and Science resonated with more than 200,000 kids, parents and teachers. Now Louie Giglio offers 100 more devotions about God and science that will expand the curiosity of your 6- to 10-year-olds. Including amazing scientific facts, beautiful photography, fun illustrations and simple activities, How Great Is Our God covers topics like space and time, Earth and weather, the human body, animals, plants and more.
For teens and young adults
A Student’s Guide to Culture
The student edition of the popular A Practical Guide to Culture by John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle delivers a hopeful message to readers ages 15-25 who live every day with increasing cultural pressure. These young people struggle to navigate contemporary challenges to their Christian faith and values, but they will be encouraged to emerge as leaders. In A Student’s Guide to Culture, Stonestreet and Kunkle write in a highly relational style, sharing insight and experience. Jumping off from the original version, this guide includes all-new discussion questions and stories that remind young readers that they can live differently and be a light in a culture that sometimes feels overwhelming.
For small groups
Kingdom Stewardship DVD
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to stop and evaluate our lives. We’re asking ourselves, what is really important? How do we spend our time, energy and resources? How do we engage with God, our family and our church when the normality of life has been turned upside down? In this small-group study, Dr. Tony Evans will inspire your congregation to broaden their perspective on what Christian stewardship means. Through this DVD experience, which includes the book and participant’s guide, your small group will learn that stewardship includes how you manage all that God has given you – your time, your talents and your treasures – to advance God’s Kingdom and bring him glory.
For personal study
That the World May Know DVD
Filmed on location in Israel, That the World May Know is a unique video series that brings God’s Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible’s fascinating historical, cultural, religious and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures’ significance for contemporary believers. Through this part devotional and part travelogue, you’ll be transported to key locations in the Middle East to explore the Bible’s historical and cultural settings and uncover astonishing lessons for modern Christians.
I invite you to check out these inspiring resources, and many more besides, at our online store. As you enter this unprecedented and unfamiliar fall season, make it a journey of exciting discovery and growing faith for every member of your family.
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