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In her book The Way Home, Lindsey Doss uncovers the truth regarding the thoughts and circumstances that led to her marriage breakdown. Her husband Casey, a well-respected pastor, and her two young daughters, were not enough to keep her from leaving the family home and filing for a divorce. When selfishness and deceit entered quietly, it took root and destroyed her family from the inside out. It seemed completely hopeless, until God whispered hope into Lindsey’s heart.

Holding nothing back, Lindsey allows us in on the journey she took away from, and then finally back to, her family; how, with one thought of hope, and the courage to take hold of God’s promises, everything was restored to their family. This book will shed light on the lies that are sold to wives and husbands, parents and children, everywhere – that happiness can be found ‘elsewhere’, that freedom can be found by escaping our current lives and current situations. As Lindsey buys into this false promise, she soon discovers that it is an empty and lonely place. Only by God’s grace and mercy did she find her way back home. She shows us that, though it is not easy, with perseverance and trust in God’s word, any situation can be made right. There is no situation too hopeless, no relationship too far-gone, no marriage so dead, that God cannot breathe life into it.

So if you are far from home, or if you are believing for someone to come back, read this book and catch a glimmer of hope for your situation. See what can be, instead of what is. Be filled with hope, and persevere to see God’s promises fulfilled in your life, as they were and continue to be in Lindsey’s and her family’s.

“Everything in you may be screaming to give up, to let go, and move on. But if I told you they would be home tomorrow, would you give up today?” – Lindsey Doss, The Way Home.

The Way Home, by Lindsey Doss
The Way Home will be released on September 1st, but is available for pre-order now from our online shop – click here to place your order. It is available in paperback and eBook versions.

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About the Author of The Way Home

Lindsey Doss has served in the ministry her entire life. She and her husband Casey held leadership positions at The Ramp for over fifteen years and are now the Lead Pastors of Hope Unlimited Church in Knoxville, TN. They have three beautiful children: Analeise, Katie and Asher.

You can follow Lindsey on Twitter and Instagram: @lindsey_doss, and on Facebook: Lindsey Doss.

You can also find out more about Casey and Lindsey’s ministry at caseydoss.com and hopeunlimited.church.

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Andy Elmes introduces his book, God’s Blueprint for His Church

Why read God’s Blueprint for His Church?

Maybe you can relate to Andy, as he shares in the introduction:

God's Blueprint for His ChurchIt was a Sunday morning, and I was sitting looking at the healthy-sized crowd we had attracted over the last 14 years of “doing church”. We had started with twelve people, and now we represented a crowd across our congregations of well over a thousand. I should have been the happiest man in the world, right? I was happy, but something inside of me was aggravated. I looked across the crowd of good people and started to ask myself certain questions to locate the reason for my discomfort:

  • I have a crowd, but is a crowd what I want?
  • Who is in the crowd?
  • What difference is the crowd having on my city and beyond?
  • Is the crowd consumer-based – only coming when we make it convenient, eating spoon-fed truth but leaving unchanged?
  • Is this what God wants the Church to look like?
  • Are we empowering and mobilising God’s people to be effective ministers in their world, or have we resorted to mere ‘people storage’?

With these questions, a journey of rediscovery began that caused me to rethink the purpose of the Church on the earth. This journey would cause me to question how I was leading and what I was actually building. Was it the Church that Jesus wanted? Many months were spent thinking, asking questions, getting answers, and developing convictions and new persuasions. In the process I joyfully rediscovered the original blueprint for the Church Jesus wants and have recommitted my life to building that. The amazing thing is that the answer was there all the time.

 

Question: Have you read God’s Blueprint for His Church already? How has it impacted your ministry and leadership? How has it impacted your church? What are you doing differently now, that you weren’t doing before?

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Andy Elmes introduces his book, iamredemption

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The iamredemption movement began not with the publication of this book, but during Andy’s time in a French hospital, in the summer of 2013, recovering from a burst appendix, where he felt challenged by God to understand better the redemptive heart of God – that NONE should be lost, but ALL come to know the saving power of the Gospel.

The iamredemption website

Andy then launched iamredemption at his home church – Family Church – with a website that carried many incredible testimonies of the redemptive power of God at work in their lives, as well as challenges and ideas for christians to be carriers of redemption to the people in their own world.

The iamredemption book

That led to Andy taking time out to sit and pour out his heart, and all that God was stirring in him, into the form of a book that would carry the iamredemption message to its readers all over the world, as well as provide an opportunity to raise finance for the many projects that Family Church have been sponsoring all over the world – including: refuges for women and children escaping domestic abuse, building projects for areas devastated by natural disasters, training for economic transformation in areas of poverty, and much more.

Get your copy of iamredemption by visiting our Catalogue. And as a bonus for signing up to our newsletter, you’ll be able to download the first chapter of iamredemption for FREE!

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Question: Have you read iamredemption already? If so, what challenged you the most? What have you done already to create opportunities to talk about redemption? What have you seen God do through you already? Share in the comments below.

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2 Tools for Building a 21st-century Church

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These two resources will help kick-start a new vision and passion for building your church, ministry or team that is both relevant and spiritual

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If you’ve never stopped and taken a look at what your church, ministry, team or organisation does each week, then maybe it’s time to? There are often so many things we do each week, that have been tagged onto our main ministry or service, and have just melded into the mix. Are you still remaining true to the core cause, vision or mandate that got you started in the first place, or have you, without even realising it, become burdened or side-tracked by extra services, facilities, outreaches, groups, ministries, resources and other things that get added along the way?

If you’re at a place where you want to refocus and rebuild, then you need to get a copy of God’s Blueprint for His Church. Andy Elmes – writing from his own experience of re-evaluating and refining everything his own church, Family Church, did – shares his heart to see the 21st century church return to the original blueprint as laid out by Jesus. Not that we return to old-fashioned ways, or re-establish 1st-century methods, but that we find again the heart of the Gospel, and build our churches around that original Commission to “GO”.

Coming Soon, the Workbook for group study

God's Blueprint for His Church WorkbookWe’re excited to announce the soon release of the God’s Blueprint for His Church Workbook, the ideal resource to use alongside the book. Each chapter is packed with questions to provoke deeper thinking and discussion of the subjects raised in the book. It’s set in A4 size, and the price will include the cost of a license to photocopy the pages. You can use this in large or small group settings, with core team leaders, with your whole team, on retreats or at conferences.

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Check out this sample spread from the new God’s Blueprint for His Church Workbook

We’ll announce the price and details of the Workbook very soon, but we wanted to give you a heads up, so you have the chance to start planning ahead for group sessions with your team. You may also know of other churches, leaders, ministries or organisations who would benefit from these resources – why not let them know by sending them the link to this page (or forwarding the email).

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Question: What would change about your church or ministry if you were to rebuild from God’s original 1-st century blueprint?

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Christian Small Publishers Association

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We’re pleased to announce that Great Big Life Publishing is now a member of the Christian Small Publishers Association.

The Christian Small Publishers Association exists to represent, promote, and strengthen the small publisher in the Christian marketplace. It is based in the US, and gives GBLP the opportunity to strengthen and increase it’s reach into the US market.

This is an exciting step forward for GBLP, and means that current and new authors will find their books reaching a much larger market than before. Writing a book is usually much easier than letting people know about it once it is finished – marketing is one of the biggest hurdles to a new author. Although we will always say that the best marketing tool, when you’ve written and published a book, is yourself, being connected to a much larger than network than you on your own are capable of creating is a massive boost to raising awareness for your carefully crafted work.

CSPA offers a huge number of new avenues for gaining a foothold in the US Christian publishing market, that we look forward to exploring over the coming months, and we know this new association will be of huge benefit to our authors.

Are you an author? Get in contact with us to see how we can work with you to get your book to market.

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I’m lost. I think I need God!

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These words begin the journey of transformation that took Mark Stevens out of a life bound by drug and alcohol addiction and into a new adventure of ministry and leadership that has touched all corners of the globe.

Mark shares candidly his testimony of the excitement and temptation of celebrity fame and lifestyle, the devastatingly destructive effects of addiction, and overwhelming power of God’s healing and transformative presence. He goes on to share from the many experiences and challenges of worship ministry and church leadership over the past fifteen years.

Strength for the Road is Mark Stevens’ first book, published through Great Big Life Publishing, and is written to awaken and stir up the worshipper in each of us, to rise up and embrace the journey ahead of us with faith and boldness. Each of our journeys is different but the truth of God’s word and love remain eternal and everlasting, giving each of us the strength we need, and more, to walk the road God has laid out before us.

Strength for the Road is available shortly in paperback and ebook editions. Contact us for details (discounts available for bulk purchases by trade or churches) or to be notified of publication.

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Catching God’s heart

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Great Big Life Publishing is pleased to announce the release this weekend of its newest title, iamredemption, by Andy Elmes.

iamredemption is not just a book – it’s a mandate, a challenge, a clarion call for the people of God to understand afresh the power of redemption. To be mobilised to tell others of their story of redemption and to be a carrier of redemption to the lives of others. In this book, you will read about the moment when the redemptive heart of God came into my world and turned it upside down. Instantly I understood God’s love for humanity like never before, realising afresh that the desire of His heart is still that none would perish.” So writes Andy in his introduction, making clear his vision that this book would reawaken the church to know God’s heart for this world and it’s purpose here before Jesus’ return for His bride.

iamredemption will be available in paperback from all Family Church congregations this Sunday, 27th April, and from Great Big Life, Andy Elmes’ ministry. An ebook edition will be available on the Amazon Kindle store from this weekend. It is also available through Great Big Life Publishing, with discounts for trade and churches – contact us for more details.

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