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Pursuing Holiness: Applications from James

by Philip Nation

This six-session study in the Disciple for Life series equips believers with the tools to put the pursuit of a holy life not only in its proper place but also within reach. It avoids the pitfalls of legalistic structures. Instead, the study encourages believers to pursue a life of continual spiritual growth that is embraced by the grace of God and defined by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

As you discover applications from the Book of James, you’ll learn that endurance, humility, obedience, and prayer can be essential parts of your everyday life. Why? Because a life dedicated to Christ is a life in which holiness is the norm.

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Habits for Our Holiness: How the Spiritual Disciplines Grow Us Up, Draw Us Together, and Send Us Out
by Philip Nation

Most books on the spiritual disciplines follow the same pattern: introduce the discipline, prove it from Scripture, and give tips for how to do it. Habits for our Holiness does more than that: It connects the disciplines to all of life. By showing how the disciplines have their greatest power when practiced in community and on mission, Philip Nation gives Christians a bigger reason—and greater desire—to pursue spiritual disciplines. He also warns us of what happens when we neglect them. With plenty of examples, stories, and illustrations, Habits for our Holiness will inspire you to nourish your life with discipline, enjoy the fruit of godliness, and have a hand in building the church.

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The Letters to the Seven Churches (Revelation 1-3) Leader Guide by Philip Nation

John received messages from God for seven churches that existed in his day. These were real churches, each facing challenges that threatened their existence and effectiveness. By studying these letters, believers today can find encouragement and instruction for their church.

The focus of the study is to understand each church’s context of ministry, the challenges faced by that church, and the instructions given to that church. Today’s believers will be challenged to look for ways the lessons learned from these churches can be applied to their setting with the goal of strengthening and encouraging churches of today. The Letters to the Seven Churches Leader Guide is a study book that includes expository notes on Revelation 1-3, a CD-ROM with leader helps, sermon ideas, and promotional materials for a group study.


Storm ShelterStorm Shelter: God’s Embrace in the Psalms

by Philip Nation

Ever been caught by surprise by a rainstorm or shower? With no umbrella handy, we naturally look for some type of shelter: our car, a building, or any type of overhang that keeps the rain off of us. Life catches us by surprise too, and we immediately look for something to shelter us from the problem or uncertainty. The world can offer a variety of shelters, but they ultimately all leak. Through the Book of Psalms, we can discover that God is the only One who can truly shelter us. These six psalms show us that, when we place ourselves in God’s loving embrace, we can experience shelter in the midst of any downpour.


Basics: Understanding the Foundations of a Healthy Church

Basics workbookby Robert Bruce Jamieson III, Mark Dever, Jonathan Leeman, & Philip Nation

God cares about His glory, and He wants to display His glory through the church. God’s revelation, purpose, and will are perfect. However, because He’s chosen to involve His people in His work, carrying out His mission includes our organization and effort. For this reason, it’s imperative that we understand the basics of church. A comprehensive and rich understanding of the church, its organization, and its practices strengthens our service and ministry as the body of Christ on earth. In this six-session study, groups can establish a better understanding of congregational authority, church leadership, baptism, The Lord’s Supper, stewardship, church discipline, and the Great Commission.



The Mission of God Study Bible

Philip Nation, General Editor

The study Bible encourages followers of Jesus Christ to see their everyday life from God’s perspective and have His heart for people. It’s a reminder that we live around people in desperate need of redemption and reconciliation with God, which can only be found in Jesus. The mission of God has never been just for specialists; it is for all believers to live out through their daily lives and by sharing the good news of what God has done through the death and resurrection of His Son Jesus. Wherever you are, you are on mission.



Transformational Discipleship: How People Really Grow

by Eric Geiger, Michael Kelley, and Philip Nation

We created Transformational Discipleship to help answer that question. It does not provide a magic formula. But it does offer a combination of biblical understanding, solid research, and the experience of churches and individuals who have wholeheartedly answered the call of Jesus to be and make disciples.


Compelled: Living the Mission of God

by Ed Stetzer and Philip Nation

Understand what it means to be compelled by love. The authors challenge readers to look at love within the context of God, the church, and the lives of individual believers. Compelled provides readers a basic theological grounding and a platform for personal application as they understand that missional living is all about simply the calling to love others. (This is the revision to our original work “Compelled by Love.”)




Compelled by Love: The Most Excellent Way to Missional Living
by Ed Stetzer and Philip NationCBL trade book cover

Understand what it means to be compelled by love. In the book entitled Compelled by Love, trusted missiologist Ed Stetzer and coauthor and pastor Philip Nation challenge readers to look at love within the context of God, the church, and the lives of individual believers. Selected as the 2008–2009 emphasis book for WMU®, a million-member nonprofit missions organization, Compelled by Love will give readers a basic theological grounding and a platform for personal application as they understand what missional living is all about—it is simply the calling to love others.

Impulsados coverAlso available in Spanish in the first edition as Impulsados por el Amor: El Camino Mas Excelente al Estilo de Vida Misionero.





Live in the Word: Growing Disciples SeriesLive Word cover
by Philip Nation

The Bible penned over three continents over a period of 1,500 years, still has only One main character and one great purpose that are revealed in this volume. Through its six sessions, believers will learn to recognize God’s voice in His Word and understand that His promises will accomplish whatever He desires for our lives. A great group Bible study to help Christians understand HOW to study the Bible.