A Church that Changes Lives
A Church that Changes Lives

by Martin Buehlmann

This book is an encouragement to all who believe to live their faith openly, honestly and authentically — and share it with others.
Martin Buehlmann shares how people have experienced God in their everyday lives – ordinary people who have met the risen Lord and had their world turned upside down. He believes that the Christian community is a force that lives God’s love in the world. The most important question is not about the style of a worship service, the model of church, the structure or even the vision for growth. It is about the life of those who are committed to one another in God’s family and who journey together. Martin shows that the basis of life in a community belonging to Jesus is to make known the rich fullness of God’s provision within his kingdom. The community of Jesus is and remains “outward focused”. It lives not for itself, but for the world.


Martin and Georgia Buehlmann lead the Vineyard in Berne as well as the Vineyard movement in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They are presently involved in planting one church with many meeting places in Berlin – a new expression of the Vineyard.


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Crushed with a Tempest
Crushed with a Tempest

by Don McIntosh

Crushed with a Tempest examinesthe bewildering phenomenon of depression in the light of Scripture.Grounded in the author’s experience and research, this book examinesboth clinical and spiritual aspects of depression in an attempt to makesense of what often seems – for both depressives and their loved ones –to be sheer madness. Following the example of Job, it points a waythrough the distress of depression to the hope of restoration in Christ.

Aformer Pentecostal preacher, Don McIntosh holds a BBA from BakerCollege and is currently undertaking graduate studies in human resourcedevelopment and theology. He lives in El Paso, Texas with his wifePatsy, son Vance and daughter Chloe.

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Doing Healing
Doing Healing

by Alexander Venter

If you want to be healed, and especially if you want God to use you to heal others, this book is a must-read!
Trillions of dollars are spent annually in the health industry, in our daily battle with sickness. In Doing Healing Alexander Venter gives us an awesome vision of God’s healing power by addressing incisively and provocatively the questions of

  • how we understand sickness and healing,
  • how our view of reality affects this understanding,
  • what the Bible says about it,
  • how Jesus healed people, and
  • how he authorised and empowered the church to heal.

He then gives a practical “how to” in the six basic dimensions of human sickness: spiritual, psycho-emotional, demonic, physical, relational, death and dying.

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Doing Reconciliation
Doing Reconciliation

by Alexander Venter

Doing Reconciliation is a comprehensive study (406 pages) about the urgent need to dismantle racism and work for reconciliation in both the church and world. It is about making peace between people, groups and structures, and building an environment of mutual respect, human rights and Shalom (the Hebrew concept for God’s societal harmony, order, blessing and prosperity). The book has come out of Alexander Venter and Trevor Ntlhola’s journey in dealing with their own racism and seeking reconciliation through the 1980s and 1990s in apartheid South Africa, through a community called ŒJohweto) the symbolic reconciliation of Johannesburg and Soweto. They begin with their stories, and then Alexander addresses the apartheid history with its legacy of pain, and our need to deal with it in order to capitalise on the miracle that we have lived through (the 1994 elections).

The main body of the book is a Biblical understanding of racism, reconciliation and transformation, and it presents practical models of how to do one-on-one, group and structural reconciliation. This includes 19 suggested actions and programs for both individuals and churches to bring healing and reconciliation in society. Alexander also gives guidance on how Christians can think about and respond to 4 international social-ethical issues, and 7 more South African based social challenges - the latter are the 7 SACLA giants (the South African Christian Leadership Assembly, that met in July 2003, identified 7 giants that we must defeat in South Africa in order to have ameaningful future together).

Dr Derek Morphew concludes the book with an excellent exposition of Christians and Human Rights, and how we can work to create a societal culture of basic human rights. Although the book comes from the South African context, it clearly addresses a theology and confronts challenges that are internationally applicable, for all churches in all nations. Doing Reconciliation is intended for all who concerned about the church’s integrity and witness in society for those who want to make the world a better place to live in.

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Flying, I Saw A Swan
Flying, I Saw A Swan

by Jan Bernard Struik

God gave us his love letter of hundreds of pages,through which he speaks to all people through all the ages - often in a small, still voice. He also speaks to us in what we see and hear in our daily lives; sometimes spectacularly, often so simply that we could miss it if we did not pay attention.

Jan Bernard shares how he began to hear God more than ever - for himself and others - during visits to the island of Blidö in Sweden to teach and minister at the Discipleship Training School, Levande Stenar. During his first visit God directed him concerning which lessons to teach, how they should follow on from each other, gave him specific direction for times of ministry to the students building on the teachings, and specific revelations for the students. In his following twelve visits to Blidö, God let himself be heard anew in a completely different way. The students became involved and began to hear God themselves, starting on the adventure that is shared in this book by asking several questions:

  • How do I hear from God?
  • What do I hear?
  • What does it mean?
  • How do I apply it?
  • How do I evaluate it?

Flying, I Saw a Swan is the result of that process, including Jan Bernard’s own story, his insights and reflections on the process of hearing God and the biblical foundation that undergirds it.

Jan Bernard Struik is the senior pastor of Utrecht Vineyard, national director of Vineyard in Benelux and national coordinator for Poland and the Baltic States. Flying, I Saw a Swan is Jan Bernard’s first book.

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I Still Have More Questions Than Answers
I Still Have More Questions Than Answers

by Matt Hyam

Matt Hyam is the senior pastor of the Southampton Vineyard. Over recent years his journey has involved a process of rethinking many of his basic assumptions about the Christian life that he previously took for granted. His new understanding has had a significant impact on his lifestyle and the way he leads the congregation. I Still Have More Questions Than Answers is Matt’s attempt to document the process and its implications. While his intention is not to be controversial or confrontational, he believes that there are several fundamental questions about the church and discipleship that need to be addressed if believers are to fulfill their biblical mandate in this new millennium. Matt recognises that these are not easy questions, but challenges his readers to ask them and embrace their own journey of discovery with God.

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Intimacy In Marriage
Intimacy In Marriage

by Costa Mitchell

A practical guide to intimacy in marriage is undergirded by the firm belief that “love is a skill that can be learnt”. Journey with the author through the adventure of building a marriage characterized by oneness, intimacy, romance, creativity and fun!

This readable, practical guide addresses the ongoing challenge of marriage.It is written with the conviction that unfulfilling marriages can be restored to their full potential.

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Learning To Suffer Well
Learning To Suffer Well

by Peter Fitch

A way forward for those desiring serious Christian growth in both wisdom and discipleship. Prepared as either an interactive daily devotional for individuals or as the basis of a small group course, this material integrates wisdom from early church history with concepts popularised in contemporary church renewal. Along with study questions, prayer exercises and practical assignments, it offers training in Christian life from both Protestant Reformers and Catholic Saints. It especially blends together the strengths of the Evangelical and Charismatic movements within modern Christianity, particularly as each relates to the theme of suffering. Learning to Suffer well is designed to help Christians form mature attitudes toward life. It teaches believers in Jesus to be open to both the power that God gives to pray effectively in difficult circumstances, and to the patience that He gives in order to endure difficulties that last. Recognising that everyone faces hardships of one sort or another, it prepares people to rise above their circumstances. In the final analysis, it is really about “Learning to Live Well”.

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Passport (Out of Stock)
Passport (Out of Stock)

by Tim Davidson

Passport is a ten-week guide designed to help a new follower of Christ learn from and with a more experienced Christian. The very word disciple implies one who learns from another –often in community. There were no "self-taught" disciples of Jesus. Passport provides daily Bible readings and spiritual exercises to help new believers grow in intimacy with God and meaningful kingdom service.

Tim Davidson and his wife, author Sheila Davidson, live in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. They helped establish Saint John Vineyard and served there from 1992–2006. Their children, Emily and Martin, are both in university. Tim studied at Acadia University and Acadia Divinity College. More recently he is giving time to teaching and music ministry through his recording studio, Ripple Effect Music.

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Preparing For Revival
Preparing For Revival

by Richard Mayberry

Revival has always been preceded by earnest intercession and unrelenting hunger among Christians for God to come in power. Preparing for Revival encourages the church to take up this challenge through the means of passionate prayer and intimacy with God. The historical account of past revivals will ignite the heart of the reader to see the same happen in our day. Its devotional nature seeks to draw us into intimacy with Jesus which is the necessary tinder for revival.

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Presence Powered Living
Presence Powered Living

by Frank DeCenso

Jesus’ intimate friendship with the Father and the power He received from the Holy Spirit enabled Him to reach people with an immense variety of needs, in an incredible number of ways. Through His life He revealed that the Father desires all Christians to pursue an intimate, relational partnership with God resulting in this world being powerfully and radically reached with the Good News. Presence Powered Living shows how to pursue intimacy and partnership with God so we all can make a maximum impact for His kingdom in today’s culturally diverse world.

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Repairing Broken Churches
Repairing Broken Churches

by Maurice Irvin

This is Dr Maurice R. Irvin’s direct and personal account of lessons that he has learned from the work in which he has been involved for the past ten years – healing churches that are in crisis.
With great compassion and insight, he gives systematic and practical guidance on how to restore a church that has lost its direction or that is in need of renewal.
The book starts with an examination of the causes of conflict, offering an understanding of how to deal with conflict within a church and how to avoid it. Then the focus moves to the steps that can be taken to move on from the failures of the past and re-establish the firm foundations that a church requires to achieve the spiritual prosperity that will fully enable it to do the work that the Lord has called it to.
 
Dr Maurice R. Irvin lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife of 55 years. They had four children. Their two daughters are grown with families of their own. Their two sons are deceased. His 55 years of active Christian ministry have included 42 years in various pastorates and 13 years as editor of Alliance Life magazine. He has been an adjunct professor at several colleges and seminaries and has had extensive ministries in churches, conferences and conventions all over the world. He is the author of four books and many, many magazine articles. He has a PhD in English Literature from Case Western Reserve University.

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The Central Event
The Central Event

by Ed Piorek

Five years after writing his best selling The Father Loves You, Ed Piorek takes a deeper look at the Father’s love in his life. His recent victory over cancer revealed the Father’s compassion for him as never before. He shares the lessons learned about living a life that depends on, rests in and ministers out of the power of the Father’s love.

Filled with authentic testimonies from the lives of a wide spectrum of people, The Central Event offers many points of connection with the central event of love. As you read these pages, may you sense the Father’s loving presence drawing near to you. Whatever your past experience or present circumstance, may you center your life anew in his love.

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The Father Loves You (Out of Stock)
The Father Loves You (Out of Stock)

by Ed Piorek

In this book, Ed Piorek tells how he found his own yearning for love satisfied in the loving arms of his Father in heaven. Through poignant testimonies and practical biblical teaching, Ed extends an invitation to follow the footsteps of Jesus into the presence of the Father and experience the fullness of His love.


Ed Piorek grew up in the surfing culture of Southern California. He found Jesus as his Savior in the late 1960’s at the beginning of the Jesus Movement. He entered ministry as a youth pastor and eventually began a Vineyard Christian Fellowship in his hometown of San Clemente.
Ed traveled extensively with John Wimber and Vineyard Ministries International. He taught on a wide range of subjects such as healing, deliverance and prayer. In 1989 he began to conduct seminars on the Fatherhood of God. Since then over 100,000 people have attended his conferences.
In recent years Ed has been a featured speaker at the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship. He has traveled with John and Carol Arnott conducting Father Loves You Conferences in various parts of the world.
His message of the Father’s love continues to spread today through his seminars, books, CD and DVDs.
Ed is now the Pastor Emeritus at Vineyard Community Church in Laguna Niguel, California. He lives in San Clemente with his wife Janet. They have three sons living nearby. He is still surfing.

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Through The Looking Glass
Through The Looking Glass

by Bonnie Colberg

"Everything has a moral, if only you can find it."
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

In a most unexpected turn of life’s events, God sent me on a complex journey of self-discovery. It was an adventure, a treasure hunt, with God as the Mapmaker. As He taught me how to look for His moral in ordinary circumstances, He began to open up treasures of knowledge that He had hidden in me, even though I was unaware of them.

This book is not a “how to” find God instruction manual. It is simply my attempt to share the journey God has allowed me to take to come home to His presence. It’s a journey filled with bumps in the road, detours, fender benders and head-on collisions. It’s a story of how God has used everyday life lessons of His truth to lead His hard-headed, stubborn servant. My prayer is that others may learn from my journey and benefit from my experiences.

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