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“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.

AOTCN Page

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 What are your reading lately 3

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.

Podcast Audio:

 

Behind the Scenes Video:

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/

How Can You Help Carnivore Theology?

1. Pray for us!

2. Record a question in your voice on our SpeakPipe page! (Or Facebook or E-mail!)

3. Comment on our Facebook page, Twitter, and iTunes!

4. Share www.CarnivoreTheology.com with your friends. Sharing is caring!

5. Give financially: If you’d like to help us with our productiong costs, send us a financial gift through PayPal by clicking here. (We are not a registered charity, so you won’t get a tax receipt — but you will have the good feelings that come with helping out a friend!)

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!!!

What R U Reading L8ly & Coffee in Church (Carnivore Theology: Ep. 34)

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The 34th episode of “Carnivore Theology”.

Book Talk and Coffee in Church

Steve’s AWOL today so Chad and Al get to nerd-out on the books they’re reading lately, answer a SpeakPipe question, and promo Al’s book.

Podcast Audio:

Click here to download the episode MP3.

Here’s the link to the behind-the-scenes YouTube video.

Al’s Book List

CS Lewis – The Space Trilogy

George Orwell – 1984 & Animal Farm

Zondervan – Two Views on Women in Ministry

Chad’s Book List

coming soon

Please Consider Partnering with Us!

How can you help Carnivore Theology get better? Start by asking us a question in your voice on our SpeakPipe page!

Let us know what you think of our podcast by commenting on our Facebook page, connecting on Twitter, and rating us on iTunes! We’d also really appreciate if you’d pass them around to your friends. Sharing is caring!

Carnivore Theology is free for everyone, but it does have a cost to produce. If you’d like to help us with our hosting and equipment costs, you can send us a financial gift through PayPal by clicking here.  We are not a registered charity, so you won’t get a tax receipt — but you will have the good feelings that come with helping out a friend!

Best Books (Carnivore Theology: Episode 12)

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The 12th episode of “Carnivore Theology”. Click here to subscribe.

What Books have Helped the CT Guys Most?

The CT guys talk about best books for marriage, devos, conflict, spiritual warfare, witnessing, Bible-study, and more.

Podcast Audio:

Click here to download the episode in MP3.

And here’s the link to the Behind the Scenes YouTube video.

As Always, We Want Your Feedback

Please give it a listen and then give let us know what you think in comments section below, by e-mailing me, commenting on our Facebook page, or on Twitter! It would be great if you’d rate us on iTunes too! We’d also really appreciate if you’d pass them around to your friends. Sharing is caring!

The Book-List

Marriage

Stuart Scott, The Exemplary Husband:  A Biblical Perspective

Martha Peace – The Excellent Wife:  A Biblical Perspective

Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages

Bill Farrel and Pam Farrel: Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti

Personal Devotions

Charles Spurgeon:  Morning and Evening

Arthur Bennet: The Valley of Vision

Richard Foster: Celebration of Discipline

Rick Warren: Purpose Driven Life

Kyle Strobel: Formed for the Glory of God

Al Descheneau: Spiritual Journaling Using Scripture as Your Guide

Conflict Between Believers

Wayne A. Mack:  Homework Manual for Biblical Living

Ken Sande:  The Peacemaker

Ken Sande:  Resolving Everyday Conflict

 Understanding Church Leadership

Alexander Strauch:  Biblical Eldership (Here’s the Booklet)

J. Oswald Sanders:  Spiritual Maturity

Timothy Laniak:  Shepherds After my Own Heart

Mark Dever: 9 Marks of a Healthy Church

John F. MacArthur:  The Master’s Plan for the Church

Understanding our Enemy – Satan

C.S. Lewis:  Screwtape Letters

D. Lloyd Jones:  Christian Warfare

Daily Life of Jesus and His Disciples

Johnston M. Cheney: Jesus Christ, Greatest Life

Mark Driscoll:  Vintage Jesus

John MacArthur:  One Perfect Life

Walter Kaiser:  Archaeological Study Bible

Holman:  The Apologetics Study Bible

Alfred Edersheim:  Collection

Chad’s Favorite Book

Daniel H. Williams:  Retrieving the Tradition and Renewing Evangelicalism:  A Primer for Suspicious Protestants

Al’s Favorite Book

John Bunyan:  The Pilgrim’s Progress  (Part 2)

Steve’s Favorite Book

Saint Augustine:  The Confessions

Read My Book "Letters From Jesus" Free

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I wrote a book a while back called “Letters from Jesus: A Study of the Seven Churches of Revelation“, and it’s FREE on Google Books to read and download as PDF.  It’s all about how Jesus speaks to us in unique and special ways to encourage, correct, challenge and train us.

The book won an “Award of Merit” from The Word Guild’s Canadian Christian Writing Awards in 2009.  I learned so much writing this book, and hope you will come check it out.  I would love some reviews too, if you are so inclined. :-)

If you would like an actual, paper copy, the last few are on sale at Salem Storehouse in Ottawa, ON for $8.

From the Back Cover:
Pastor Allan Descheneau invites the reader to “walk along with the letter carrier of the Roman Road” as he takes them on an exhilarating journey in his book Letters from Jesus. Well organized and simple to understand, Pastor Allan reveals Jesus’ hopes for His church and their need for repentance, grace, encouragement, and a revitalized relationship with Him. Although these letters were delivered to specific churches almost two thousand years ago, with the help of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Allan is able to draw out the many truths for us today. Just as Ephesus struggled to make love a priority, Smyrna faced persecution, Pergamum endured the flank attacks of Satan, and Thyatira compromised its morality, so do many Christians and congregations struggle with these same issues today. Above all, Letters from Jesus invites the reader to ask, “What would Jesus’ letter be to me?”