Digital technology is both helpful and harmful, delightful and dangerous. This presents a challenge compelling godly youth to make difficult choices. Peer pressure is powerful, and no one wants to be left behind. How are youth going to survive this enticing world of technology? This book offers Biblical principles, practical guidance, and a group study guide to help young people make hard choices in a soft society.
This is book two in the Century in Crisis series, bringing to life a tumultuous period in the history of Christianity in the time of Constantine. It was a time of deception, testing the faith of true believers. Experiencing both freedom and persecution, the Christian church struggled to remain faithful to the teachings of Christ.
When God Calls
As the Troyer family settled into the village of Slate Falls, Ontario, and met their neighbors, they realized there was much work to do. Many of the people were slaves to drinking and other vices. Humorous and sad, uplifting and inspiring, this is a story of harsh and unforgiving winters, needy people, and how God used the Troyers to change people’s hearts.
Dear Brother Patrick
“Brady intercepted the ball! He’s running! He’s at the 10-yard line! Still going . . . It’s a touchdown!” Thousands of fans revel in the excitement of the game. Yelling and screaming and cheering, they focus on only one thing—seeing their team win. But how does God see all this? Is it just a harmless diversion? Through an exchange of imaginary letters, Dear Brother Patrick addresses these questions and discusses the world of professional sports.
Two Boys Chosen
The boys grabbed their gloves and headed for the open field. It was to be an enjoyable Sunday afternoon. Instead, tragedy struck. Six-year-old Floyd was devastated. Sadness and despair filled his heart. This true story shows how a touch from God brought healing to a young boy’s heart. Pencil drawings emphasize the poignant scenes.
Fatherless is the story of the author’s wife Larissa and her mother as they grew up in Ukraine in the waning years of communism. This story vividly portrays the pain and bondage of a life of sin. It also points to the One who can free us from that bondage—the God in heaven who is a Father to all who seek Him, even the fatherless.
Hope for Heidi
Heidi had been a carefree eleven-year-old bustling around and skipping off to school. Suddenly she was flat on her back in the hospital, unable to move her legs. But Heidi chose not to despair. Instead, she found hope for the future and joy for each day by trusting God and serving others.
Why are so few of our neighbors joining our Anabaptist churches? Are we not passionately reaching out to them with the Gospel, or are they becoming increasingly indifferent? Does the problem lie with us or with them? To better understand our neighbors and learn how to reach out to them, the author reviews some of the calls received by Christian Aid Ministries’ Billboard Evangelism program.
Heather the Sheep
Heather was afraid when she came to her new home. What would happen to her now? But Heather had nothing to worry about. The shepherd was there to help her. One cold winter morning Heather had a BIG surprise for the shepherd. Two surprises! Heather was happy and so was the shepherd.
Mr. Pepper Hurries
Mr. and Mrs. Pepper live on a farm with their two children, Pepito and Polly. Follow Mr. Pepper and his family through a day on the farm. Mr. Pepper hurries to feed the cows, pigs, horses, and goats. He hurries through breakfast. But his hurrying stops when his tractor won’t start. Delightfully illustrated.
Precious: Handle with Care
What would become of a tiny baby caught in the grip of a tragedy? Who would care for her with her enormous mental and physical challenges? God had a plan. Through adoption, little Katia finds a safe home.
From the White House to the Amish
Nothing, it seemed—not even the prestige of working in the White House and the CIA—could take away Tom’s disillusionment and despair. Did God even care? In His own time and place He answered. Through an unexpected voice and an unpretentious Amish man, Tom Kirkman was forever changed.
No Turning Back
There was no time to react. As the cycles came into view, the young men’s hearts froze. Boko Haram! The thought struck all three of them with frightening reality. Boko Haram soldiers often drove around on motorcycles doing their pillaging, but they usually hit at night, not in the morning. “There’s no time to run!” Tumba hissed. 16-page color photo section
It was A.D. 284. Christians were enjoying a time of peace in the Roman Empire. But would it last? Already warning signs were on the horizon. Could the new emperor be trusted?
Sometimes Mirrors Lie
Forty-one stories that teach practical lessons from Proverbs and inspire boys and girls to grow in wisdom and courage.
Why, God, Why?
We all go through hard times when we wonder, God, where are you? Why is this happening to me? This book gives us a glimpse of God’s love and sovereignty—even amid our trials.
A Peaceful Way
First came the coloring book, and now comes the full-color book for young readers. This is the beautiful story about the peace-loving Quakers who took no guns with them to their meeting and kept their church house doors open. Then the Indians came and saw the open door. A great lesson in non-resistance.