Alumni Publications – May 2017
Grace is God’s all-reaching, never-ending, game-changing love for you and me. In this series, Jorge Acevedo, M.Div. 1988, and Wes Olds, M.Div. 2002, examine God’s Word and discover how grace works in our lives and in our world.
seeks to answer these questions:
- In what ways is God an ever-present God?
- Why does God want to have a personal relationship with me?
- How can I fully experience and respond to God’s grace?
- How can I die well surrounded by God’s grace?.
- Prevenient grace: God’s wooing or drawing grace
- Justifying grace: God’s saving grace
- Sanctifying grace: God’s grace that makes us more like Jesus
- Glorifying grace: God’s grace that welcomes us to eternity
The DVD contains four video segments of 10-12 minutes each, featuring Jorge Acevedo and Wes Olds in their warm and inviting style. The videos, when combined with the book, make an ideal four-week group study. All video sessions are closed captioned. Take a look at this promo video:
New Edition Released!
We are pleased to announce the new edition of E. Stanley Jones’ book The Christ of the Mount, re-published as A Working Philosophy of Life by the ESJ Foundation. Edited by Anne Mathews-Younes, Interior and cover by Shivraj Mahendra.
- What does the Bible have to say about church health?
- What are the characteristics of churches where Jesus is the head or not?
- How to disciple church leaders into a healthy team?
- Are the Great Commission and the Great Commandment connected to ministry for the mentally ill?
- How can biblical preaching promote church health?
“This is a different kind of book, and one desperately needed. No issue is of greater significance than the health of churches. And Dr. Crowe addresses this concern out of successful pastoral experience, a deep and quite proper conviction that the health of churches is achieved by centering on the Scriptures and especially preaching, and a practicality that discusses specific congregational evaluation and enhancement. At a time when discussions of church growth or congregational health draws heavily from dubious secular models, it is exciting to see a treatment that has a strong theological and biblical orientation.” -David R. Bauer, Ph.D. Ralph Waldo Beeson Professor of Inductive Biblical Studies Dean of the School of Biblical Interpretation, Asbury Theological Seminary
“It is my privilege to recommend this book to all pastors, lay leaders and denominational facilitators. Dr. Crowe is passionate about having healthy, Christ-centered, bodies of Christ. His poignant discussion brings readers to understand that Christ’s church is His body . It has a physiology. And its health and weakness can be most effectively understood and addressed by eternal Biblical principles. I have had the pleasure to reflect with John over the years as he developed his book. I know it will be a blessing to all who read it, to their churches, and to the Body of Christ throughout all the world.” -Rev. Thomas F Fischer, M.Div., M.S.A., Director MinistryHealth.net