Books

Pastor Al’s New Book (Carnivore Theology: Ep. 92)

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Pastor Al tells us about his newest FREE book “The Foundations: What a Christian Needs, Learns & Does”.

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5. Buy some cool stuff from our new Merch Store! (And check out our friend Kim’s amazing art while you’re there!)

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CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT (Carnivore Theology Ep. 87)

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IT’S CONTEST TIME!
Here’s how it works:
Listen to/watch the next episode of Carnivore Theology (#88) AND watch the next CT Short (#15). There will be a SECRET PHRASE in BOTH of them.
To enter the contest SHARE the episode OR the CT Short on social media (Facebook or Twitter) and INCLUDE BOTH SECRET PHRASES in your post. Let us know you did that and you will be entered to win!

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BLACK FRIDAY BOOK DEAL!

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Hi, everyone!

I just wanted to pass along that my publishers have allowed me to put my “The Art of the Christian Ninja” book on a 40% off sale from Back Friday to Cyber Monday.

Visit http://wipfandstock.com/the-art-of-the-christian-ninja.html and use discount code: CONF to get the deal!

Above is a little video explaining what it’s all about!

Thanks and please share this post and video with others. (I don’t have an advertising budget, so I need your help!)

Review of “Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men” by Stephen Mansfield

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“Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men”
An Utterly Invigorating Guide to Being Your Most Masculine Self
Stephen Mansfield and William Boykin
Nelson Books – 2013

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Stephen Mansfield uses manly maxims, mini-biographies, and stirring illustrations to inspire men to evaluate their lives, raise their standards, and embrace their God-given masculine identity.

Review

This book is not only easy to read but incredibly inspirational. It’s not a rah-rah masculine grunt-fest, but a well thought out, well-researched, well written, discussion of what it means to be a godly man. The stories don’t merely centre around athletes and war veterans (as some men’s books do), but gives a much broader understanding of what it means to be male by including men of all stripes – intellectuals, peacemakers, politicians and biblical figures.

The book itself is broken into three parts:

Part 1: “The Manly Maxims”, four personal mottos that help summarize the masculine life. This is a helpful baseline for the meat of the book in part 2.

Part 2: “Show Yourself A Man”, a list of attributes (ex. Honor, Blessing, Wildness, Integrity, etc.) that combine a mish-mosh of bible studies, biographies and personal stories which are not only fascinating to read but immensely instructive and inspirational. This is the best part of the book!

Part 3: A resource section with quotable quotes, movie and book recommendations. Not my favourite part, but I can see how some guys would like this.

Conclusion

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read some great stories and be challenged and inspired (I keep using that word) to rise above the watering down of the masculine identity. I’m sure there are some people who would be upset by the fact that this book targets men, but I think it’s great that there is a book like this that I can give to my teen boys to help them set a high standard for their personal conduct and walk with God.

*I received this book for free from BookLook Bloggers for review.

“The Art of the Christian Ninja” Book NOW AVAILABLE!

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If you’ve been following along over the past year or so, then you already know about the successful Kickstarter Campaign and most of the journey towards publishing , but I wanted to let you know that “The Art of the Christian Ninja” book is now OFFICIALLY available for purchase!

Click Here to Read an Excerpt (used by permission from Wipf & Stock Publishers)

Click Here to buy from Wipf & Stock Publishers directly.

Click Here to buy from Amazon.ca (USA) (United Kingdom)

If you’re interested in ordering multiple copies, you can get bulk-order deals by contacting Wipf & Stock directly at either orders@wipfandstock.com or 541-344-1528.

*E-Book versions are on the way.

By the way, ff you have already read the book, please consider reviewing it on Amazon. Star Ratings and Customer Reviews really help books get found in Amazon’s search engine.

What is The Art of the Christian Ninja Book?

If this is all new information to you, then let me explain a bit where this came from from.

The first thing you should know is that this book is not a collection of blog-posts or sermons that you will find on the website — it’s something completely different. The idea for the book came a long time before the website.

I wrote this book as an introduction to personal, private discipleship. The name “The Art of The Christian Ninja” was birthed from an encounter I had with God after reading Matthew 6:1-4.

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven…. do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” 

He gave me new eyes to see this truth from a different angle and it spawned in my mind something that I couldn’t shake: the importance of the secret side of faith. There are lots of great devotional books and discipleship guides to help people live their faith out loud, but I wanted The Art of the Christian Ninja to be different. This book is meant to inspire believers to build their relationship with God in ways that no one else sees.

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That’s why I wanted it to be more than just another “book”. That’s why I partnered with artist Martin Murtonen to create something unique – I wanted it to be different. I wanted it to be a partnership between art and writing, a balance of black ink and white-space, a tying together of teaching and questions, meditation and practice, humour and study. It’s a journey, a meditation, a conversation, and a training ground to help believers become the Christian Ninjas God wants to help them to be. The art, humour and focused chapters are designed to inspire young readers and challenge seasoned believers to explore a part of their faith that they may not have considered before – the secret part.

It has been read by Christians of different maturity levels — from new believers to mature elders — and each said it helped them grow in different ways. I tried to avoid big words but never shied away from big concepts, in the hope of making it accessible to young believers and old. I’m also hoping that Christian teachers will use it as a jumping off point to get their students talking about how they serve and encounter God in different ways. (That’s why I’m working on releasing some presentation slides with extra discussion questions and study options.)

To get an idea of the topics covered, here are the chapter titles:

  • The Christian Ninja’s Source of Power: (The Art of Dependence)
  • Your Daily Exercises: (The Art of Devotions)
  • Hiding in Plain Sight: (The Art of Infiltration)
  • Staying Clean in a Dirty Place: (The Art of Purity)
  • Travelling Light: (The Art of Simplicity) 
  • An Agent of Light: (The Art of Sabotage)
  • Covert Operations: (The Art of Ghostly Giving)
  • The Christian Ninja at War Part I: (The Art of Combat)
  • The Christian Ninja at War Part II: (The Art of Assassination)

I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from those who have read the book and think it has the potential to help people grow a little closer to God.

What R U Reading L8ly #3 (Carnivore Theology: Ep. 61)

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Books, books, books! The CT guys LOVE books and we think you should too! Today we talk about what’s on our desks and bedside tables.

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Here’s the List:

East of Eden – John Steinbeck

Institutes of The Christian Religion – John Calvin (Beveridge – Older/Free) (Lane – Newer)

The Spirit of Early Christian Thought – Robert Wilken

A New Testament Biblical Theology – G. Beale

God Dwells Among Us – Beale & Kim

The Meaning of Marriage – Keller

John Wyclif: Myth and Reality – Evans

The Abolition of Man – CS Lewis

Knowing God – Packer

The Tipping Point – Gladwell

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection – Doyle

Picture of Dorian Gray – Wilde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Stevenson

How to Get Free Books

https://www.monergism.com/

http://www.ccel.org/

https://www.logos.com/free-book-of-the-month (More Free from Logos)

http://www.ligonier.org/store/collection/crucial-questions-ebooks/

http://www.desiringgod.org/books

http://blog.vyrso.com/tag/free-ebooks/

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Support Art of the Christian Ninja’s Kickstarter!

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If you’ve been following the blog/podcasts for any time now, then you know about my passion for good, inspiring, Christian discipleship tools — and you likely know about my long-term writing project. Well, it’s finally ready to go, but I need your help!

Why a Kickstarter?

Book Cover OnlyI know there are lots of great devotional books and discipleship guides out there, but I think The Art of the Christian Ninja is different. My vision for this book was always that it would be more than just something to pick up and read, but by a visual journey, an engaging meditation, a personal conversation, a meaningful training ground to help young believers, and older ones who are looking for inspiration, connect their faith and life in a new way.

For this project to get into people’s hands I need your help! I’m a full time pastor and family man, so when it comes to publishing books, I’m as independent as it gets. The book is all done, but I need your pledge to help pay for the design, printing and distribution costs, so I can get it off of my computer and into the real world.

How You Can Help

It would mean a lot to me if you’d be willing to check out and pass along the link to Kickstarter Page — and maybe even consider supporting the project! If you can’t support financially, then please do support me in prayer and sharing the link.

All the information you need is in the video and on the Kickstarter Page.

Here’s the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/410904799/art-of-the-christian-ninja-devotional-book

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!