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Making Christianity Work: Letters and Lessons on Leadership, Theology and the Church

Carl Shank, 2012

 

Insights shared by the author from letters, emails and various mentoring situations involving a number of lay and professional ministry leaders over an almost forty year span. Sections include "Feeling About God and Life," "Knowing God Better," "Faith and Culture," "On Church Health and Growth," "On Church Difficulties," "On Preaching and Teaching," and "On Theology."

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The Two Talent Church

Carl Shank, 2010

 

This is a biblical and practical guide on the eight universal natural church development qualities necessary for church health and growth. It is aimed for churches under 400 and is available as a copyrighted guide to those ministries who choose to  proceed with an NCD survey.

Upfront and Indepth: Deeper Devotional Studies on Psalm 119

Carl Shank, 2010

 

This little exposition of Psalm 119 unlocks some of the deeper truths of the longest Psalm recorded in the Bible. Not for the tame, or for a quick read, this devotional study will challenge you to personally go places you have never visited within your own walk with God. Ebook edition also available.

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The In-between Book for Church Leaders: What You Need to Know and Do To Get To Where You Want To Be

Carl Shank, 2013

 

For leaders of smaller to mid-sized churches seeking to go from where they are to where they may want to be. Sections include "Fighting the Three Ds," "Attending to the Five Cs," "Is This What God Really Wants?," "The Role of Godly Complaining," "Intentional Patience," "Mentoring Not Modeling," and "Stop Whining!" Order Now!

Daily Insights: Daily Devotional Comments for Christian Leaders and Workers

Lulu Press, Carl Shank, 2015

 

A selection of daily devotionals for Christians wanting to know how to go deeper with God on very practical matters such as character, leadership and spirituality. Gleaned from the author's daily devotionals,

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Living Life God's Way

Study Guide and Leader's Guide

Lulu Press, Carl Shank, 2016

 

This is a study guide for selected Psalms from the Bible. It's fill-in-the blanks format is perfect for a small group study, or even a personal study of the Psalms. It references 67 of the most read Psalms and includes a special study of Psalm 1. A selection of "Psalms for Christmas" is included in the study. Leader's Guide also available.

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Romans: The Glory of God As Seen In The Righteousness of God

A Thematic Bible Study of the Letter to the Romans

Lulu Press, Carl Shank, 2017

 

Romans: The Glory of God As Seen In The Righteousness of God is a thematic Bible study of the Letter to the Romans. This study guide contains a student and a leader’s manual, along with supplementary notes. This guide is from several InterVarsity Growth in Christ Training Conferences in the 1990s and updated for today.

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Jonah: A Reluctant Messenger, A Needy People, and God's Amazing Grace

A Bible Study

Lulu Press, Carl Shank, 2017

 

Jonah: A Reluctant Messenger, A Needy People, and God's Amazing Grace is a Bible study of the story of Jonah in the Old Testament. This study looks at the four chapters of Jonah from a point of view of God's sovereign grace at work in the lives of Jonah and the Ninevites. A broader reference would be how to speak for God in a godless society.

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Esther: For Such A Time As This

A Study of God's Providence

Lulu Press, Carl Shank, 2017

 

Esther: For Such A Time As This. This study guide on the little book of Esther in the Old Testament surveys the lessons of God's providence that the story invites. Rather than just a study of the Jewish celebration of Purim, this study draws us to adoring the sovereign God of all providence and wisdom.

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Church Warnings! The Seven Churches of Revelation for Today

Lulu Press, Carl Shank, 2017

 

Church Warnings! The Seven Churches of Revelation for Today. The seven churches recorded in Revelation 2 and 3 are warnings to all churches in all cultures and settings today. They tell us how to face persecution, how to keep the main thing the main thing, how to respond to false teachers and teaching and how not to grow cold or lackadaisical. This study includes discussion questions for groups or classes.

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Going Deeper With God Every Day

Lulu Press, Carl Shank, 2017-2018

 

Going Deeper With God Every Day is a starter devotional guide for a new year. It covers the month of January, with daily readings and Study Guides for those who wish to dig deeper into God's Word. Daily devotions for February through December are available online for those who purchase this starter volume.

 

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Arguing for God: A Monograph on Logic and the Christian Faith

Lulu Press, Carl Shank, 2018

 

Arguing for God is a monograph discussing typical examples used in logic from a Christian viewpoint. It examines the philosophical basis for the conversational and academic use of logic and proposes a biblically based and God-centered approach to rational arguments.

 

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Building for God: Leadership and Life Lessons From Nehemiah

Lulu Press, Carl Shank, 2018

 

Nehemiah was an unknown servant to a great ancient Near Eastern king, a cupbearer by trade. Although he was not a famous Jewish prophet, scribe, or known leader, he was able to rebuild the torn down and burnt walls of Jerusalem in fifty-two days. Facing all kinds of opposition and internal turmoil, Nehemiah's leadership was unequaled. This study outlines his sterling leadership and life lessons.

 

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Following Hard After God: Discipleship and Faithfulness In Our Day

Lulu Press, Carl Shank, 2018

 

I am going to contend in this book that faith in Jesus is simply and profoundly faithfulness to Jesus. Faithfulness is what God wants in a follower of Christ. What I am at the end of my faith journey is what God looks at, not my moments of greatness or excitement or visionary declarations. God’s measuring stick is faithfulness.

 

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Advice for Young Leaders: Christian Leadership for the Next Generation

Lulu Press, Carl Shank, 2018

 

The real question for those daring to enter into full-time professional ministerial service for the Lord Jesus Christ is how do I not fall and finally fail my Lord and Savior? How do I make sure that my ministry years will be biblically fruitful and that I will remain faithful to Christ? How can I leave a legacy of godliness and faithfulness that others can follow safely and surely? This book explores some of the answers to those questions.

 

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