Resources

Our nearest Christian bookshop is Cornerstone Books at Erina
Books can also be purchased online via Koorong
 
Books on -
 

Haggai Series

    

Be Heroic - OT Minor Prophets

"The bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves."--Peggy Noonan

The world is filled with many "quiet heroes " who have no press agents to "puff" their names... everyday people who bear burdens, fight battles, and help to build God's work in this world. Others may not know, but God sees what they do and honors them.

In times of crisis, when everything seems to have fallen apart, God raises up His heroes and uses them. So it was with the Jewish remnant after the captivity in Babylon. They returned to the Holy Land, rebuilt the temple, and restored their civic life. Their story is told in: The Book of Ezra--The record of the sacrifice and service of a godly priest and 50,000 Jewish exiles who trusted God and accomplished wonders. The Book of Haggai--A devoted prophet who was an encourager of God's people in a difficult day. The Book of Zechariah-- A young prophet who had insight into the times and what God was doing for His people.

By studying these three exciting books and applying what they teach to your life, you can develop heroic faith and learn to: Trust God in tough times and not give up Claim promises that will give you victory Makes you an encourager of others.

                               

 

Discovering Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi

CROSSWAY BIBLE GUIDES
Tailor made for group study, Crossway Bible Guides are also ideal for personal devotional use. They provide a concise summary and lively application of each passage, with pointed questions to probe more deeply into personal, church and global issues. They will help you to grasp the Bible's message - and the Bible to get a grip on you. 

 
 

 

Spiritual Gifts Books

    

"The Gifts of the Spirit" Derek Prince


Respected Bible teacher Derek Prince understood the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit listed in 1 Corinthians 12 not as optional extras in the Christian life, but as essential helps for fulfilling the purposes of God. Learn how to bring deliverance, healing, and hope to the world!

                               

 

“Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow” Peter Wagner


The Bible tells us that God has given every believer one or more spiritual gifts to build up the Body of Christ. But how can Christians know which gifts they possess? This revised edition of C. Peter Wagner's bestselling spiritual gifts resource will help you learn about your own gifts and empower your congregation or group to use their specific gifts. In this comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide and accompanying spiritual gifts inventory, you will also discover:

· The 28 gifts listed in the Bible and how to distinguish them
· The difference between gifts, talents and roles
· How you can know your individual gifts and use them effectively
· Five steps to help you build God's kingdom through your gifts

“On Spiritual Gifts" Smith Wigglesworth


As Smith Wigglesworth explains the role and function of spiritual gifts, he provides important safeguards for the proper exercise of these manifestations of the Holy Spirit. 

Through his simple yet inspiring words, you will find out how to. . . 

* Deal with evil powers 
* Use your spiritual gifts wisely 
* Minister healing to others 
* Guard against false words of guidance 
* Receive God's wisdom for your life 
* Serve other's in Christ's love 
* Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit

"Thus Saith the Lord: How to know when God Is speaking to you through another (Inner Strength)" John Bevere

You can discern truth from deception. Jesus sternly warned,"See to it that no one misleads you" (Matt. 24:4, NAS). To be misled is to be deceived. Jesus makes it clear--it is our responsibility to discern truth from deception. This includes rightly dividing genuine spiritual authority from counterfeit. This crucial and timely message reveals:

  • How to recognize true and false authority
  • The deceptive tactics of false authority
  • What brings spiritual maturity
  • And much more...

“What You Do Best In The Body Of Christ” Bruce Bugbee


Now with discussion questions and assessment tools to help you determine your unique ministry fit.By the coauthor of the Network course materials developed at Willow Creek Community Church Have you found fulfillment in life? Can you say your ministry is fruitful? God has created you to be both fulfilled and fruitful in a meaningful place of service. You can discover your God-given design and the role he created for you in and through the local church.In What You Do Best in the Body of Christ, Bruce Bugbee helps you identify your God-given spiritual gifts, personal style, and ministry passion. And he shows how they point to your unique role and purpose in the body of Christ when they are expressed together. Drawing from biblical principles, this book provides proven tools and a conversational approach that will help you fulfill God's will for your life.
 

"SHAPE" Eric Rees


Rick Warren's bestselling book The Purpose Driven Life describes God's five purposes for every Christian. Now Erik Rees helps you discover God's unique purpose for your life based on the way God has shaped you. He made you marvelously unique for a reason. Tap into that reason and into the secrets of your own deeply personal makeup---the remarkable ensemble of passions, talents, experiences, temperament, and spiritual gifts that work together to make you who you are---and you'll discover the path to a life of unimagined purpose, impact, and fulfillment. In this eye-opening, empowering, and liberating book, Rees shows you how to uncover God's most powerful and effective means of advancing his kingdom on earth: your own irreplaceable, richly detailed personal design. Based on the purpose of ministry outlined in The Purpose Driven Life, this inspiring guidebook gives you the tools to: Unlock your God-given potential Uncover your specific Kingdom Purpose Unfold a kingdom plan for your life Filled with Scripture and real-life stories, S.H.A.P.E. presents a series of challenges that will guide you through the process of discovering your personal blend of Spiritual Gifts. 

“Surprised by The Voice of God" Jack Deere


This book focuses on how God speaks to us today through prophecies, dreams, visions, and other forms of divine communication. 

“The Beginners Guide to the Gift of Prophecy” Jack Deere


An authentic gift of prophecy: What is it? Who has it? Can you hear God's voice for yourself? In The Beginner's Guide to the Gift of Prophecy, Jack Deere describes the operation of the prophetic gift in the church today. He offers not only a balanced overview of the role of prophecy in the Christian community, but also practical information to help readers discern the authenticity of prophecies and learn to exercise the gift themselves. Topics covered include learning how God speaks, understanding His messages, avoiding prophetic craziness, giving prophetic messages, discerning deceptions, demons, and false prophets and growing in your prophetic gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

General Books

"The Life You've Always Wanted" John Ortberg
“How People Grow” Cloud & Townsend
“The Spirit Of The Disciplines” Dallas Willard
“A Resilient Life” Gordon Macdonald
“The Purpose Driven Life” Rick Warren
“What’s So Amazing About Grace” Phillip Yancey