Featured resources for September

Here are this month’s book suggestions from your friends at The Scroll:

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Tim 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.


Through the Eyes of Color: A Contextualized Guide to Help You Know What You Believe and Why by Lisa Fields, Jude 3 Project Resource — Through Eyes of Color is a contextualized guide to help you know what you believe and why. It was curated from the Jude 3 Project podcast to give you a guide to answer the apologetic questions that are common in the black community. This six-week journey can be done with a group or alone.


God’s Very Good Idea: A True Story of God’s Delightfully Different Family by Trillia NewbellBible storybook that celebrates diversity as it teaches young children how they can be part of God’s delightfully different family.

God’s very good idea is to have lots of different people enjoying loving him and loving each other. This stunningly illustrated journey from the garden of Eden to God’s heavenly throne room shows how despite our sinfulness, everyone can be a part of God’s very good idea through the saving work of Christ.

This book celebrates diversity and will help children see how people from all ethnic and social backgrounds are valuable to God and how Jesus came to rescue all kinds of people. It will also excite them about being part of church – God’s delightfully different family.


Among Wolves: Disciple-Making in the City by Dhati Lewis — How do we turn passive participants into active disciple makers in an ever changing urban context?

We have reduced Christianity to concerts, conferences, and church services. We are surrounded by passive participants of Christianity, content to soak in information without any intent to make disciples. But the question remains: how do we turn passive participants into active disciple makers in an ever changing urban context?

Among Wolves seeks to help us move to obedience to the call of Christ to labor among wolves. You will walk through eight significant movements in the book of Matthew, beginning with Jesus establishing His presence with us, to Him mobilizing an army to go and make disciples of all nations. As we follow Jesus’ patterns and teachings in Matthew, you will be equipped to establish a thriving disciple making culture in your context as your burden to see your city reached moves toward reality.


Social Sanity in an Insta World, edited by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra— Why do I feel so irritated after being on social media?

I just spent way too much time scrolling Instagram!

Why is everyone on Facebook having more fun than I am?

Should I delete all my accounts?

Social media can be both a delight and a disaster for women who want to love God and love neighbor. The industry has grown so fast that it’s been hard to figure out how to handle it wisely: in less than 20 years, more than 75 percent of American women have signed up for an account. The latest surveys show Americans spend more than two hours a day scrolling, posting, and liking. How can we navigate this area of our lives with grace and discernment?

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