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New Book—Real Christianity, Available!

Purchase now and receive the digital copy immediately, for free! My friends at Striving Together Publications have announced the “pre-release” of the new book “Real Christianity.” The physical copy of the book ships on Monday, but you can purchase it starting today, and receive the digital copy immediately for free. Also, quantity discounts are available…

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Best Books for Christian Parents!

Frequently someone asks what books I would recommend on youth ministry or parenting. They are generally the same books. While there are some good books on youth ministry, the most helpful to youth ministry are those on the family. Whether you are a parent, a youth pastor, or a pastor, I would urge you to…

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Is This a Book You Would Read?

I’ve never done this. Will you help me out? I’m completing a book project right now about the normal, authentic, daily Christian life. It’s a book about all the misconceptions and misunderstandings that keep us from enjoying our relationship with Jesus. It’s basically the truths that have kept me walking forward with Christ when so…

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Share the Love!

    The graphic below speaks for itself. Just study it and think about it… The saddest part is, MILLIONS of hearts at the bottom of the list are WAITING to hear the gospel. They are READY to be saved. They just need a voice to tell them. Just today, here in Hartford, a friend…

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The New Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast is LIVE!

We are happy to announce the Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast! The messages from Emmanuel Baptist Church of Newington, CT are now available on iTunes and through other Podcast directories (soon) for free download. Usually, three times each week you can download the preaching and teaching series that are presently being delivered. We are excited about…

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Passionate Parenting is At Press!

UPDATE: Passionate Parenting is now available through Striving Together Publications. Find out more at this link! The past Spring, the Lord allowed me to complete a book entitled “Passionate Parenting—Enjoying the Journey of Parenting Teens.” This past week, this new 250 page hard-back book is finally at press and will be available sometime around early…

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SLC2012 Downloads Now Available!

The entire 2012 Spiritual Leadership Conference is now online and available! It is our desire to share Spiritual Leadership Conference with people who couldn’t attend. I’m posting several links below that will help you access videos, audio, photos, and resources that were available at the conference. The entire conference—sessions, services, messages, and videos—is FREE online….

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New Resources from Striving Together!

Each year at this time, we see the culmination of a full year’s worth of work from our entire Striving Together team. I’m so thankful for the publications team at Striving Together—their hard work, their spirit, their expertise is just awesome! Here is a quick list and description of all the exciting new projects we’ve…

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Looking Back at SLC2012!

Spiritual Leadership Conference wrapped up yesterday! God gave us a truly incredible week with friends from all over the country. If you were not able to attend the conference, please know that we will post the entire conference for free download at www.strivingtogether.com in the next few days. Every session, message, video, and outline will…

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The March Spiritual Leadership Podcast

Don’t miss this month’s Spiritual Leadership Podcast from Pastor Paul Chappell. The topic is “Strengthening the Things that Remain”—a lesson taught this past year at the Spiritual Leadership Conference. This lesson will challenge you to have a spirit of encouragement, friendship, and edification toward other like-minded leaders. Don’t forget, you can always subscribe to receive the…

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We’re Coming to Memphis, TN

Just a reminder that Bryan Samms and I are privileged to be in Memphis, TN this Friday and Saturday, preaching to youth groups and encouraging youth leaders and parents! We sure hope you will join us there for the Higher Call Student Summit! This meeting is a two-day event hosted by Eastside Baptist Church of Memphis,…

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We’re Coming to West Florida!

Just a reminder that Bryan Samms and I are privileged to be in West Florida next week, preaching to youth groups and encouraging youth leaders and parents! We sure hope you will join us there for the Higher Call Student Summit! This meeting is a two-day event hosted by Victory Baptist Church of Milton, FL in…

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A Book You MUST Read…

Have you ever read a book, started highlighting, and then realized you are highlighting MOST of the book? That’s the experience you will have as you read The Calvary Road by Roy Hession. This little book is free for the Amazon Kindle software. It’s a quick read, and worth reading slowly, twice. It will convict…

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Christmas is a Gift—Dr. Chappell’s New Book

This week, Striving Together Publications introduced a new, hardback, full-color, mini-book from Dr. Paul Chappell. Christmas is a Gift—Unwrap the Significance of the Season is just over 130 pages, and is filled with encouraging insights from the Christmas story, as well as a clear salvation message. It makes a perfect gift for a Christian friend…

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Done—Free for the Amazon Kindle!

This post is all about sharing the gospel with friends, family, and co-workers. If you know someone who doesn’t know Christ, read on: Perhaps you are familiar with the little book I wrote several years ago entitled “Done—What Most Religions Don’t Tell You About the Bible.” It’s a small book (about 100 pages) that shares…

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New Podcast: Biblical Vision for Growth

The newest edition of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast from Dr. Paul Chappell is posted. This month the lesson is entitled “Developing a Biblical Vision for Every Stage of Growth.” This lesson discusses the various stages of growth that every church experiences, and how to develop vision for each of those stages. It’s a very practical…

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More Christian Books for Kindle

Our team here at Striving Together Publications has been quietly and aggressively working to bring the full Striving Together book library to the Kindle format! I’m pleased to announce that almost the entire Striving Together Publications book library is now available through Amazon.com for the Kindle. To see the entire Striving Together selection of books…

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SL Podcast – Staying the Course

The most recent Spiritual Leadership Podcast is one you SHOULD NOT miss! It’s entitled “Staying the Course Through Troubled Waters” from Pastor Paul Chappell. This lesson challenges spiritual leaders to stay faithful through difficult times! I promise you it will encourage your life and strengthen you in the ministry. You can listen above, or better…

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Book Review: Diagnose Your Spiritual Health

I just completed reading one of the most practical, helpful, well-written books about the Christian life that I’ve ever read. I wanted to share it with you. Coming out of my cancer struggle, the Lord allowed my path to cross the book entitled “Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health” by Donald S. Whitney. It…

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