Creating products and processes to engage through dialog those who seek the fullness of God’s liberating Truth


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YOUR INVITATION — An 11-session small group exploration via dialog of the Gospel according to Mark

YOUR INVITATION helps guide small groups in an exciting exploration of the story of Jesus through intentional dialog. Each of the eleven sessions starts with a thought-provoking question that leads the group into a short, Biblically-accurate narrative interspersed with questions the group can use as dialog starters.

 The genius of this study is the process that includes incisive questions to create reader or group interaction. This process launches the reader on an adventurous expectation in pursuit of understanding the vital, enigmatic, and glorious nature of Jesus.

–Dr. Joan E. Winter, Executive Director, Family Institute of Virginia and Associate Professor at Medical College of Virginia Department of Psychiatry

The authors have created a tool for Christian discipleship that provided the conversation catalyst to foster spiritual maturity. The Invitation Study is packed with solid biblical exegesis and insightful reflective questions that will enable true biblical disciple-making.

–Dr. Daryl G. Donovan, Senior Pastor, Sanibel Community Church and founder and President of Mentoring Ministries

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LIGHTING THE WAY — A 12 session small group exploration via dialog of Paul’s letter to the Romans

LIGHTING THE WAY is an engaging and thought-provoking study of one of the most power-packed books in the Bible. Every section offers a concise overview of specific spiritual principles and drives home the points with questions designed to give the reader a deeper level of understanding. Thought-provoking and challenging, this dialogue about Paul and his letter to the Romans offers great insight into some of the challenging questions people ask about how to effectively live the Christian life.

—Susan Jackson, Online Missionary Director
Global Media Outreach

The secret of vital Christianity has always been discovered in the context of Bible study and prayer. In this refreshing new approach, the transformational power of Scripture is unlocked through shared dialogue and personal reflection around the timeless message found in the revelation of God’s Word. Look no further if you are seeking the right tool to help you and your small group deepen your walk of faith and connect with renewed relevance to a world in desperate need of Good News.

—Norman L. Replogle, Pastor Emeritus
West Goshen Church, Goshen Indiana

In an age where “live your truth” is considered normal and feelings take precedence over doctrine, there’s never been greater urgency for believers to learn the unchanging truth of Scripture. Lighting the Way is the perfect guide, with inspiring questions that will challenge you and your small group to explore and apply the Word together, and draw closer to the One who loves you.

—Arielle G. Bateman, Director of Recurring Revenue
International Justice Mission, Washington, D.C

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TRANSFORMATION — A 13-session small group exploration via dialog of the Gospel according to John

TRANSFORMATION helps guide small groups in an exciting exploration of the story of Jesus through intentional dialog. Each of the thirteen sessions starts with a thought-provoking question that leads the group into a short, biblically-accurate, narrative interspersed with questions the group can use as dialog starters.

If you’re looking for a guide that goes beyond wooden questions that simply repeat the text to you and instead moves your group to articulating their fresh reactions and questions, this guide will open that door. I love how the guide consistently draws participants back to the passage at hand, demanding engagement with what’s going on in the Scriptures and the response of readers. This is no dry study — adventure awaits!

—Rev. Robert Burns, Lead Pastor, Richmond Campus
Crestwood Presbyterian Church

I heartily recommend TRANSFORMATION for all those seeking a small group study and disciple-making resource. The emphasis on dialogue as the strategy of the study is both welcome and insightful. Too often, Bible studies are either led by a teacher who is the authority or break down into the mere giving of opinions. The emphasis of this study on conversation and dialogue is a welcome feature and sets it apart from other studies of the Gospel of John. I hope all those who use this guide enjoy it as much as I did.

—G. Christopher Scruggs, retired pastor, consultant, and author

 

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Answers to Your Greatest Questions

This book is designed to satisfy and edify the curious, the inquisitive, seekers of Truth, and even Christian believers regarding the most important questions about life, faith and eternity. The reader can expect to experience a marvelous adventure in discovery as they travel through the book’s 12 chapters. Then, if there are still unanswered questions, readers can go to our website, www.lifebasicquestions.com and submit a new question to our team of Bible scholars, theologians, and teachers of Biblical truth. Among the questions addressed in this book are:

  • How did God create the universe out of nothing?
  • Where is God?Are heaven and hell real places?
  • How did Moses get all the information he records in the book of Genesis?
  • Did Jesus really come back from the dead?
  • How did the Gospel writers get Jesus’ direct quotes?
  • Are we living in the End Times?
  • How does a person become a Christian and gain eternal life?

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Dialog: A Way to Live (Revised Edition)

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What if at least 12% of the population practiced the kind of dialogue described in this book? Read this book to discover ways this challenge can become a reality.
When we listen for what is meant and respond empathetically to what we hear – when we ask questions to clarify and draw out the thinking of others – when we resist being defensive – when we acknowledge that on which we disagree but seek to find that on which we do agree – when we are not trying to persuade but discover – and when we find ourselves changing our views or positions in light of what we are discovering — we are in a transformational dialogue environment.

In his latest book, Irving Stubbs explores many good reasons to use dialogue.

  • It is a way to stretch our levels of consciousness.
  • It strengthens the courage to speak and share.
  • It bonds participants as persons, not as objects.
  • It creates bridges to deal with organizational and societal issues.
  • It builds communities of mutual trust and interests.
  • It builds solutions to challenging issues.
  • It opens us to God’s Spirit.
  • It energizes worldviews based on shalom that includes peace, harmony, wholeness, justice and joy.

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What’s With You and GOD?: Discover how well you know God

We read some books for information, some for inspiration, and some for entertainment.

This book includes a bit of each, but neither is the main purpose of the book.

The purpose of this book is to stimulate THINKING about why we are here, what makes the journey worthwhile, and what principles help us to make it that.

Each core chapter includes nine questions for your dialog. Hopefully, they will stimulate discoveries. It is in discovery that we find a reliable personal worldview to guide our lives.

Each reader’s discovery will be unique. That discovery will more likely be validated when made in the creative environment of dialog.

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BE NEW— Be a New Creation introduces the six book Living Dialog Collection and includes:

❑ What We Mean by Living Dialog™

❑ What We Mean by Spiritual Transformation

❑ How our Brains help us to begin refine our connection to God.

❑ How our Minds guide our understanding of the “soul.”

❑ Understanding the God Connection that has instilled in us the equipment to make decisions that support our survival…and aligns us with the purpose for living in a way that brings bliss for which we were made.

❑ Understanding “the Mind of Christ”

❑ Principles for Living as God’s New Creations

Available at a substantial discount when purchased as part of The Living Dialog Collection–6 books for $45.00 with free shipping to continental U.S.

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THE INVITATION: in dialog with Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Mark

tells about Jesus and his impact on the world. People used different titles to address Jesus: Teacher, Rabbi, Son of Man, Son of God, Messiah, Master, and Lord.

THE INVITATION — KEY QUESTIONS

❑ What was Jesus’ mission?

❑ Who did he include in his mission?

❑ How did he want his mission to continue?

❑ Are you ready to participate in that mission

Available at a substantial discount when purchased as part of The Living Dialog Collection–6 books for $45.00 with free shipping to continental U.S.

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THE WAY: in dialog with Paul  as recorded in Paul’s letter to Christians in Rome

tells about this ambassador for Jesus and his message. Paul affirmed that being a new creation is rooted in a faith in Jesus, the Christ. (Christ means God’s Anointed One.)

THE WAY — KEY QUESTIONS

❑ What did being a Christian mean to Paul?

❑ How does Paul describe new life for Christians?

❑ What was it like to be a member of the early Christian churches?

❑ Would you sign up for membership in a church like that?

Paul’s letter was written in Greek. His words, “καινη κτισιζ” are translated, “new creature” and “new creation.” This meant more than being reformed or improved — it meant being remade. It is a radical alteration. When we experience God’s intended relationship, we become new. The character of God becomes explicit in our lives. Our values, priorities, and our relationships are transformed.

Available at a substantial discount when purchased as part of The Living Dialog Collection–6 books for $45.00 with free shipping to continental U.S.

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THE COVENANT: in dialog with Moses as recorded in the book of Exodus

tells about how God called a Middle Eastern tribe to be the seed of a new way of being. At times they understood what this meant and at times they didn’t.

THE COVENANT — KEY QUESTIONS

❑ What does it mean to covenant with God?

❑ What does it mean to be God’s Covenant People?

❑ What principles for living do you practice?

❑ Where do you find the courage to live by those principles?

Available at a substantial discount when purchased as part of The Living Dialog Collection–6 books for $45.00 with free shipping to continental U.S.

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THE TRANSFORMATION: in dialog with Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of John

offers high-octane fuel for our mission. We make new discoveries in a journey with Jesus. We engage liberating Truth.

THE TRANSFORMATION — KEY QUESTIONS

❑ What is the truth that sets us free?

❑ What does Jesus ask of his disciples?

❑ What is your understanding of the Holy Spirit?

❑ Are you being spiritually transformed?

Available at a substantial discount when purchased as part of The Living Dialog Collection–6 books for $45.00 with free shipping to continental U.S.

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THE HOPE: in dialog with the prophet Hosea 

In spite of God’s invitation and the transformation offered to empower that new way, people regress and worship their neighbors’ idols instead of God.

God wants our families, our institutions, and our society to be aligned with the purpose for which we are created. When we are misaligned with that purpose, we get messed up.

THE HOPE — KEY QUESTIONS

❑ What is Hosea’s hope?

❑ What connections do you see between Hosea’s times and ours?

❑ What is the cultural responsibility for God’s covenant people?

❑ What is your hope for the mission of God’s covenant people?

Available at a substantial discount when purchased as part of The Living Dialog Collection–6 books for $45.00 with free shipping to continental U.S.

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