What's New at Cross Reference Library - Week of 09/12/19

Come check out these great new titles and much more at Cross Reference Library, 209 East 15th Street in Scottsbluff, NE! We’re open Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm, and you can drop off your return items anytime in the drop box to the left of our front door.

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Jesus Christ has been given the name above all names, the highest seat of honor, the right to reign and rule. Yet the busyness of our lives and the diversions of this world often distract us from knowing the most important person we could ever know. Perhaps we need some help to see Jesus afresh. In this thoughtful study and worshipful reflection, influential pastors Alistair Begg and Sinclair B. Ferguson draw on decades of pastoral experience in order to guide us through the whole sweep of Scripture and examine seven key qualities of Jesus’s identity and ministry. Name Above All Names helps us see and meditate on the incomparable character of Christ - a spiritual exercise that enables us to readily respond to the exhortations of Scripture, to focus our gaze upon the King of kings, and to better understand just how great Jesus really is.

Are you missing the Essential to a joyful, purpose-filled life? Are you devoted to your church or your religion but still struggle with its practical relevance to daily life? Anne Graham Lotz has known this struggle, too. As she searched for answers to her heart’s yearning and emptiness, Abraham walked out of the pages of her Bible and into her life. Abraham’s life was full of twists and turns, riches and losses, deceit and redemption, failure and success. Nevertheless, his story held the key to satisfying Anne’s hungry heart. In The Magnificent Obsession, Anne Graham Lotz finds the key: embracing a God-filled life, step by step, choice by choice, day by day. Despite struggling as we all do with compromise, fear, family, quarrels, doubt, and disappointment, in the end Abraham knew God as His friend. Challenged by Abraham’s example, Anne began a lifelong pursuit of knowing God. Through personal anecdotes, unforgettable stories, and inspiring insights, she shares the answers she found as she has embraced the God-filled life.

Max Lucado wants to remind you that You’ll Get Through This, whatever “this” is - financial woes, relationship valleys, or health crises, you fear you won’t make it through. You fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. Will this gray sky ever brighten, or this load ever lighten? Yes! Deliverance in the Bible is bold, brassy, and everywhere. God is in the business of redeeming the broken - he was then, and He still is. Do you crave some hope for those tough times? Then this is the message you need.

Recording artist, best selling author and acclaimed Women of Faith conference speaker Sheila Walsh knows what it’s like to pray the prayers of the desperate. She has learned firsthand the fallacy of thinking that if she just has enough faith, her life will be easy and trouble free. Looking back on her lifetime journey through both shadow and sunlight, Sheila today defines faith as “my soul’s fixed", unflinching gaze on Christ, wherever it takes me”. Extraordinary Faith is Sheila Walsh’s gift of simple, straightforward, humor-sprinkled encouragement that says wherever you are in life, whatever circumstances you face, God loves you and will faithfully walk with you through it. No matter what shakes up your world, His everlasting arms are underneath it all.

Those who have discovered the secret of praise know how powerfully it deepens their experience of God. They’ve seen firsthand how He often works in our times of praise, releasing freedom and joy that transform struggles into blessings. Yet even when you know the delight of spending time with God daily, you may find yourself distracted by life’s busyness or even reluctant to offer praise in the midst of trials. The key is to choose to cultivate the habit of praise by taking steps to enrich your prayer life. and this inspiring collection of daily encounters will help you do exactly that. Deeply rooted in Scripture and adapted from Ruth’s earlier writings. A Treasury of Praise by Ruth Myers guides you through personalized prayer and praise, invites you to feast on the words of God, and leads you to a deeper understanding of His power and love.

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Prayer is absolutely central to the church’s identity, its mission and its ministry. In Praying Together, Martha Rowlett offers inspiring stories, descriptions, and examples of twenty two forms of prayer and practical suggestions for initiating and supporting prayer ministries. Many churches want to be more prayer-centered but fail because of missteps in their efforts to get started; this book provides a rich background of personal and pastoral experience and provides insightful guidance toward becoming a praying congregation.

Chicken Soup for the Soul has inspired millions with stories of hope, triumph, and the resiliency of the human spirit. Now co-creators Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have teamed with noted women’s expert Stephanie Martson for Life Lessons for Women, a compilation of heart-warming stories with tools to help every woman live the life she was meant to live. This will inspire you to make every day - every minute - more fulfilling.

A fiercehearted woman looks life in the face and says, "You can't beat me." She knows love is a risk but reaches out anyway. She chases Jesus with a tender, world-changing wildness. She never gives in, never gives up, and never lets go. Best of all, the potential to be a fiercehearted woman is inside each and every woman on earth. In Fiercehearted, her most powerful book yet, bestselling author Holley Gerth inspires her readers to become the stronger, braver, truer women they long to be by sharing personal stories of her own struggles and victories. As readers join Holley on this journey, they'll discover a freedom they never imagined could be theirs: the freedom to experience life, love, and faith to the fullest because fear can no longer hold them back. For the woman who is restless or longing for more, this is an invitation to the life God has always meant for her to embrace.

In Falling in Love with Jesus, authors Bee Brestin and Kathy Troccoli introduce readers to the ultimate love relationship of all time - a relationship with Jesus Christ. Using humor, contemporary love songs, real life stories, and solid Biblical teaching. Dee and Kathy help women discover a life-changing intimacy with Jesus. No matter your age or marital status, you are His bride, the object of His affection. The secret to an abundant life lies in the development a deep love relationship with Jesus, abandoning yourself to the greatest romance of your life.

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In Savannah, Eugenia Price blends historical observation with masterful storytelling in a novel that sweeps readers into the splendor of nineteenth century Georgia. From the deck of the schooner, a young man of privilege watched Savannah emerge on the horizon that fateful day in the spring of 1812, never imagining it held secrets to both his past and future. That the burgeoning Southern port would be so intricately tried to his own expanding fortune. That there he would become involved in the intrigue of war… and torn between his love for two women. That in Savannah he would ultimately learn the measure of his own courage and worth.

In A Song of Joy by Lauraine Snelling, Nilda Carlson is torn between life in the city of Blackduck and spending time with her family back home on the farm. Her employer, Mrs. Schoenleber, gives her more and more responsibility, including leading an exciting new philathropy project to help the area’s immigrant community. Nilda tries to focus on raising money to build affordable homes for Blackduck’s newcomers, but a private detective in town keeps stirring up trouble. Nilda also finds herself distracted by her piano lessons with the handsome schoolteacher, Fritz Larsson, and the more she learns bout him, the more she admires him. Except the man who wants to court her isn’t Fritz, but a young man from Minneapolis whose wealthy background feels like a foreign world to her. With a detective digging into her past and a rich dandy vying for her hand, Milda must decide what future she will choose for herself.

We may love God, but we chase earthly things that makes us feel better. If God is real, and we are going to live with him forever, shouldn’t He be everything? Caught up in a busy life filled with daily obligations and empty pursuits, Jennie Allen and her husband Zac prayed a courageous prayer of abandonment that took them on the adventure God had written for them. “God, we will do anything. Anything.” Anything is a prayer of surrender that will spark something - a prayer that will move us to stop chasing what makes us feel good and instead begin to live a life that matters. In this newly revised edition she shares what’s happened since the initial release of the book, and includes a Bible study experience for personal reflection or group discussion to help you discover your own “anything”. It’s time to trade your safe and comfortable life for one that is surrendered, reckless, and courageous. Because if we truly know a God worth giving anything for, everything changes.

How do we walk boldly when our world seems to be crumbling beneath our feet? Join celebrated author and speaker Linda Dillow on the journey to contentment in A Deeper Kind of Calm. Learn how to positively handle the disappointments of life and discern the comforting truth found in God’s Word. Be encouraged and learn to deal with the waves of trails, depression, and discouragement that threaten to flood our souls. Hidden in the psalms are portraits of what faith looks like in times of trial. Through them, the author will help you discover how to remember what God has done, hide in His presence, cling to Him, and praise Him for all we cannot see.