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Made Man by Craig Hamilton

We rely on Jesus for our salvation, but who is he? We say he is fully God and fully man... but what does that actually mean? How does it work? Why does he need to be both? Does it matter?

We miss a rich vein of gold when we mentally file the incarnation under 'too hard'. In his word, God beautifully expresses why the Word became flesh, and our Christian forebears worked long and hard to explain this mystery clearly. Now, in this warm and accessible book, Craig Hamilton takes us through the incarnation in a way that enables every Christian to understand what it means and why it matters that God became man.
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What God has to say about our bodies  by Sam Allbery

To modern secular culture, the human body is little more than a vehicle for free self-expression-our bodies belong to us, and we can do with them as we please. In this way, the prevailing culture has lost sight of the true significance of the body. Similarly, Christians also tend to underemphasize the significance of the physical body. In What God Has to Say about Our Bodies, Sam Allberry argues that the Bible has a lot to say about the body, and shows how the practical significance of Scripture's teaching on this topic impacts how Christians should think and behave. Organized around three categories-what God intended for the body (creation), the impact of sin on the body (fall), and how God will redeem the body (redemption)-the book provides believers with a balanced and accessible theology of the body as they seek to glorify God in everything they do.

Why does God care who I sleep with?  by Sam Allbery

Christians are increasingly seen as outdated, restrictive and judgmental when it comes to sex before marriage, cohabitation, homosexuality, gender identity, or transgender rights. In fact for many people, this issue is one of the biggest barriers for them considering Christianity.

Sam Allberry, author of many books including Is God Anti-Gay? sets out God's good design for the expression of human sexuality, showing that God himself is love and that only he can satisfy our deepest desires.

It is a great reminder of the Bible's positive blueprint for love, sex, and marriage and ideal for giving away to people who may see this as a stumbling block for belief.

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12 ways your phone is changing you by Tony Reinke

Drawing from published studies and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed us - for good and bad. Reinke helps us to develop healthy habits of digital engagement, maximising the blessings and avoiding the pitfalls.

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You're only human: how your limits reflect God's design and why that's good news by Kelly Kapic

:Work. Family. Church. Exercise. Sleep.

The list of demands on our time seems to be never ending. It can leave you feeling a little guilty--like you should always be doing one more thing.

Rather than sharing better time-management tips to squeeze more hours out of the day, Kelly Kapic takes a different approach in You're Only Human. He offers a better way to make peace with the fact that God didn't create us to do it all

Kapic explores the theology behind seeing our human limitations as a gift rather than a deficiency. He lays out a path to holistic living with healthy self-understanding, life-giving relationships, and meaningful contributions to the world. He frees us from confusing our limitations with sin and instead invites us to rest in the joy and relief of knowing that God can use our limitations to foster freedom, joy, growth, and community.

Readers will emerge better equipped to cultivate a life that fosters gratitude, rest, and faithful service to God.
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Heresies about Jesus

Major heresies about Jesus from the first five centuries (0-500 AD)

'Barbie' affirms the goodness of women's embodiment

Last Sunday, after church and brunch, three girlfriends and I joined the gaggle of women flocking to theaters to see Barbie, Greta Gerwig’s inventive, poignant, and very funny take on the popular, polarizing doll. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? READ MORE: