Additional Resources

In addition to Live Above the Chaos and One Gritty Blink, here are links to other books, videos, and Bible studies on the web:

Joni: An Unforgettable Story
Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni’s life as a quadriplegic following a diving accident when she was a teen is an inspiration. Talk about living for Jesus no matter what your circumstances. Wow.

Hiding Place
Corrie Ten Boom

I can only hope to respond to tragedy with as much strength. I love her sister, Betsy, too!

End of the Spear
Steve Saint

This is the first book that ever made me weep. I was so moved by the second to the last chapter that I thought the author made an error because anything more would be anti-climactic. Then the last chapter made me weep even harder. You can’t skip to the end though. It’s the book content leading up to the end that allows your heart to understand the finale.

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
Rosaria Butterfield

This is book is moving from several angles. The rough road Rosaria traveled in order to walk with her Savior took my breath away. (I cried for her.) The intricate descriptions of the mistakes Christians make were convicting. (I cried for all of us.) The love one man extended to her that broke through was inspirational. (I thank God for him.)

My Title: Church, let’s simplify our ways to get the job done (Official Title: The Pressures of Ministry and the Promise of Making Disciplemakers)
Francis Chan

At the end of this talk, Francis shares his thoughts about how the church needs to change. I believe He is hearing from the Lord and it’s BRILLIANT. We can ALL participate in the Great Commission this way. Time to simplify, adapt, be involved in the smaller way but more effective way for FREE.

THRIVE Conference, May 2-4 2013

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Josh McDowell

Josh McDowell has been a hero of mine my entire life. His book, Evidence that Demands a Verdict has always been on a nearby bookshelf for ready reference. His personal testimony is shocking and powerful. His explanation of how to begin a relationship with Jesus at the end is brief and clear. You can search on-line for Undaunted, Josh McDowell or visit his resource page that offers a link entitled, I want to know God and another entitled, I need help now.

This video must be rented or purchased, but worth every penny.

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Joni Eareckson Tada
Biloa University Chapel – Centennial Chapel Series

Joni shares the theology of suffering from a wheelchair. Powerful. Was it God’s will for her to suffer? She answers the question from personal experience and biblical truth. This message is about all suffering…so it applies to everyone.

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No Bright Lights
Personal profile of Networks Romania

No Bright Lights is a documentary that challenges our view of missions in such a thoughtful manner. Filmed by people who are living their message. Have my respect.

This video must be rented or purchased unless you are an Amazon Prime member.

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Stay Strong in the Lord Francis Chan

What a motivational talk about serving the Lord with strength in this short life because we have all of eternity to enjoy forever.

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Four Truths We Must Know (Isaiah 6 and Isaiah 53) David Platt

David Platt provides the most careful explanation about the love of God juxtaposed with the holiness of God that I have every personally encountered.

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Marriage in Light of Eternity – Navigators 2015 Francis and Lisa Chan


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Culture of Development Jessie Reeves, Austin Stone Worship Conference 2015


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Beth Moore Bible Studies
Beth Moore

Beth Moore’s Bible Studies have changed my life. Her studies aren’t for the faint of heart but they have suited me. More recent studies are purposefully formatted so you can pick your level of involvement with the at-home assignments and still participate in group meetings watching and discussing each week’s accompanying video. Just pick any of them!

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Priscilla Shirer

This is a great Bible Study with manageable homework assignments and straightforward video messages for each week’s chapters. I was particularly taken by the last DVD lesson that presented a new thought that changed me…I still think about it nearly every day.

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Build Carefully

But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

I Corinthians 3:10b-11

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