Michael Hidalgo "Unlost: Being Found By the One We Are Looking For"
Friday March 7th @ 7pm
Michael will be speaking briefly, taking Q&A and signing books.
Michael is the lead pastor of Denver Community Church. With the ONE Campaign and Malaria No More, Michael has addressed thousands nationally. He blogs regularly at www.michael-hidalgo.com and writes for Relevant Magazine and Sojourners. Michael, his wife and three children live in Denver, Colorado.
This a journey of the mind as well as the heart as Michael Hidalgo uncovers for us the false views of God that caused him to wander, and he leads us to the true God who is pursuing us with open arms.
"I grew up in a Christianized world. I always attended Christian schools, and after high school, I even went to a Bible school for a year before eventually going to a Christian college. All the while, I was never interested in what others thought I should do and not do. I never really saw myself as a bad kid, mind you. I was just a guy who enjoyed partying and all the things that came with that.
However, in my Christianized world, my way of life was considered horribly sinful. Many frequently let me know their opinion of my behavior--even if I didn't ask. . . .
So I wandered further . . . The more I wandered, the more lost I became. I'm not sure where exactly I was, but I do know that I was a long way from home. Even still, as far as I wandered, something inside me could not let go of the idea that maybe if I did turn toward home God would run to me. Every once in a while, I would open myself to the idea of grace, and it would make sense."
Live music with IMANI Singers of Grand Rapids
Saturday, March 8th@ 6pm
Come in and hear praise and worship music from the IMANI Singers of Grand Rapids.
It is sure to be a great time.
Suzanne Burden - Coauthor of Reclaiming Eve
Author Talk and Book Signing
Thursday, March 13th @ 7pm
What does the gospel make possible for women?
Inferior. Second-best. Marginalized. Every daughter of Eve faces an identity crisis at some time in her life. And many wonder where they fit in on a regular basis. Authors Suzanne Burden, Carla Sunberg and Jamie Wright set out to discover what the Bible says about every woman’s identity. What they uncovered is a scriptural blueprint for both women and men that sets them free to serve Christ together as full partners in building God’s kingdom.
Move beyond your self-image, your past and your current circumstances. Read this book and discover who God created you to be: a woman chosen to beautifully reflect Christ.
College Discount Day - 3rd Wednesday of Every Month
This the one day of the month that college and seminary students receive a 20% discount on new AND used books.
Other than that one day, students receive a 20% discount on only new books every day.
Cornelius Plantinga Jr. - Reading for Preaching
Speaking and Booksigning
Thursday, March 20th @ 7pm
In Reading for Preaching Cornelius Plantinga makes a striking claim: preachers who read widely will most likely become better preachers.
Plantinga -- himself a master preacher -- shows how a wide reading program can benefit preachers. First, he says, good reading generates delight, and the preacher who enters the world of delight goes with God. Good reading can also help tune the preacher’s ear for language -- his or her primary tool. General reading can enlarge the preacher’s sympathies for people and situations that she or he had previously known nothing about. And, above all, the preacher who reads widely has the chance to become wise.
This beautifully written book will benefit not just preachers but anyone interested in the wisdom to be derived from reading.
Works that Plantinga interacts with in the book include
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
Enrique’s Journey, by Sonia Nazario
Silence, by Shusaku Endo
“How Much Land Does a Man Need?” by Leo Tolstoy
“Narcissus Leaves the Pool” by Joseph Epstein
Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
. . . and many more!
Tim Paulson "Gentle Savage Still Seeking the End of the Spear"
Thursday, March 27th @ 7pm
In the new book, 'Gentle Savage Still Seeking the End of the Spear' by author Menkaye Ænkædi, as told to Tim Paulson (translator/editor), the oral history of the Waorani tribe is documented for the first time in history. Menkaye Ænkædi is a tribal leader of an isolated, indigenous people and his instruction to the Modern World is the key to understanding how to work interdependently with the Waoranis. Furthermore, Menkaye Ænkædi tells readers of his life, and some atrocious events—including an incident in which he speared five American missionaries to death.
Come in and hear more from Tim Paulson about the book and much more.