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The Shack: A Watershed Moment

The Shack has been referred to both as one of the greatest Christian books of all time, and as the “greatest deception foisted on the church in the last 200 years.” At first, that profound disagreement may not make sense. But, in an increasingly polarized society and Church, this sharp division […]

Full of Grace and Truth

The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 The Word became flesh. This is the Christmas story. The Gospel. As we take time […]

Marriage Book Available

Mark’s book, Marriage For The Wise: Practical Biblical Wisdom For Marriages is now available for ordering online. An in-depth, interactive study and workbook, Marriage For The Wise is a comprehensive marriage and pre-marital resource, and is one of the main tools used in Hope For Life’s marriage counseling, classes, and […]

True Love or Manipulation? A Critique of the Best-Selling Book Love & Respect

True love. What is it? How do we define it? Is there a difference between what the world says love is and what Scripture says? First Corinthians 13, arguably the most well-known definition of love in the Bible, gives us a straightforward list of what love–real love–looks like. And right […]

Personal Story + Forgiveness

God’s Perfect Timing Years ago, we wrote a book on the topic of forgiveness to use in ministry. After getting it professionally printed and bound, we mailed it to just about everyone in our address book. When our supply ran out, we never made more copies due to costs and […]

Love & Respect: Biblical?

 Love and Respect. Wildly popular and a continuing bestseller. So, is it a biblical and helpful book, or just another “spirit of the age” fad deceiving and hurting many? How do we establish which one it is? Well, let’s exercise our biblical discernment to find out. What we do know […]