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Christian Living

Devotional Websites

My Utmost For His Highest

Daily Readings With Martyn Lloyd-Jones

General

Books

The Gospel For Real Life by Jerry Bridges

Holiness By Grace: Delighting In The Joy That Is Our Strength by Bryan Chapell

The Discipline Of Grace: God’s Role And Our Role In The Pursuit Of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

The Bookends Of The Christian Life by Jerry Bridges & Bob Bevington

When God Weeps by Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Estes

When People Are Big And God Is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, And The Fear Of Man by Edward T. Welch

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Sleeping with Bread by Dennis, Sheila, and Matthew Linn

Words that Hurt, Words that Heal: Speaking the Truth in Love by Carole Mayhall

Websites

The Resurgence A comprehensive training resource for the head, heart, and hands of leaders. The Resurgence boasts the largest Christian leadership blog among other resources.

The Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) Since 1968, CCEF has been providing Christian counseling and educational ministry in suburban Philadelphia, PA. CCEF also provides onsite training, publications, conferences, and speaking engagements.

The Gospel Coalition A fellowship of evangelical churches that seeks to point churches to truths of the gospel.

Joshua Project A research initiative that highlights ethnic people groups of the world with the fewest followers of Christ.

Desiring God An array of “God-centered resources” from the Ministry of John Piper.
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Spiritual Discipline

General

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard J. Foster

Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People by John Ortberg

The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard

Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation by Ruth Haley Barton

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney

Formed for the Glory of God: Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards by Kyle Strobel

Word and Meditation

Knowing Scripture by R.C. Sproul

Prayer

Too Busy Not To Pray by Bill Hybels

A Praying Life: Connecting With God In A Distracting World by Paul Miller

Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide To Every Nation by Jason Mandryk

Prayer by Timothy Keller

Contemplative Vision: A Guide to Christian Art and Prayer by Juliet Benner

Evangelism

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader

The Good News about Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World by Gary A Haugen

Let the Nations Be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions by John Piper

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Global Poverty without Hurting the Poor by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Missing: An Urgent Call for the Church to Rescue Kids by Melissa J MacDonald

Out of the Salt Shaker and into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert

I Once Was Lost: What Postmodern Skeptics Taught Us About Their Path to Jesus by Don Everts

Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision by William Lane Craig

Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road by Timothy J Keller

The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert E. Coleman

Conversational Evangelism by David Geisler and Norman Geisler

Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus by J. Mack Stiles

Solitude and Silence

Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence by Ruth Haley Barton

The Way of the Heart by Henri Nouwen

The Attentive Life: Discerning God’s Presence in All Things by Leighton Ford

Fasting

Hunger for God by John Piper

The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast by Kristen Feola

Service

Jesus on Leadership by C. Gene Wilkes

Worship

Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin

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Personal Discipleship

CS Lewis Institute audio, video, and print materials for Discipleship As You Go

CS Lewis Institute Discipleship recommendations

The Great Omission by Dallas Willard

The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard

Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas

Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton

Because He Loves Me by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero

In His Image, Reflecting Christ in Everyday Life by Michael J. Wilkins

Spiritual Discipleship by J. Oswald Sanders

Studies in the Sermon on the Mount by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman

Basic Christianity by John Stott

The Cost of Commitment by John White

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Following the Master by Michael J. Wilkins

Patterns of Discipleship in the New Testament Ed. Richard Longenecker

Following Jesus, The Servant King, A Biblical Theology of Covenantal Discipleship by Jonathan Lunde

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Building a Discipleship Community

CS Lewis Institute audio, video, and print materials for Discipleship As You Go

CS Lewis Institute Discipleship recommendations

Insourcing by Randy Pope (chapters 1 & 6)

Discipleshift by Jim Putman & Bobby Harrington (chapters 2-4)

Transforming Discipleship by Greg Odgen (chapters 6 & 8)

Gospel-Centered Discipleship by Jonathan K. Dodson

Missing: An Urgent Call for the Church to Rescue Kids by Melissa J MacDonald

The Trellis and the Vine by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne

Radical, Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream by David Platt

Real Life Discipleship by Jim Putman

Transforming Discipleship, Making Disciples a Few at a Time by Greg Ogden

Discipleship Essentials, A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ by Greg Ogden

Mentoring for Spiritual Growth, Sharing the Journey of Faith by Tony Horsfall

The Training of the Twelve by A.B. Bruce

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Christian Studies

Studies In The Sermon On The Mount by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

According To Plan: The Unfolding Revelation Of God In The Bible by Graeme Goldsworthy

Far As The Curse Is Found: The Covenant Story Of Redemption by Michael D. Williams

What Is The Gospel? by Greg Gilbert

The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About The Power And Defeat Of Sin by Kris Lundgaard

The Reason For God: Belief In An Age Of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
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Relationships

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by Timothy S. Lane, Paul David Tripp

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God and Sex

Sermon Based Study #1 – ‘Gods Design for Sex’ (Genesis 1 & 2)

Sermon Based Study #2 – ‘Goodness of Love & Sex’ (Song of Solmon 1 1-14)

Sermon Based Study #3 – ‘Sex, Marriage & Singleness’ (1 Corinthans 7)

Sermon Based Study #4 – ‘Same Sex Relationships’ (Romans 1 18-32)

Sermon Based Study #5 – ‘Glorifying God in a Sexualized Culture’ (1 Corinthians 5 1-13)

Sermon Based Study #6 – ‘Ashamed No More’ (Genesis 2 25 – 3 21)

Sermon Based Study #7 – ‘Gospel Shaped Sexuality’ (Revelation 21 1-4)

The End of Sexual Identity: Why Sex is Too Important to Define Who We are by Jenell Paris

Counter Culture: A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Abortion, Persecution, Orphans and Pornography by David Platt

Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity by Lauren Winner

Is God anti-gay? by Sam Allberry

Sex & Money by Paul Tripp

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller

Timothy Keller’s Book review on Same-sex relationships

The Song of Songs by Iain M. Duguid

Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality by Wesley Hill

Theology of the Body for Beginners: A Basic Introduction to Blessed John Paul II’s Sexual Revolution by Christopher West

The Moral Vision of the New Testament: A Contemporary Introduction to New Testament Ethics by Richard Hays

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Parenting

Grace Based Parenting Video Series We have the complete Grace Based Parenting video series available for GCCC parents. There are three parts (Creating an Atmosphere of Grace, Building Character, and Aiming Your Child at True Greatness). Each video has ten 15-20 minute segments with a workbook. We also have one copy of each of Tim Kimmel’s books on which the videos are based: Grace Based Parenting, Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right, and Raising Kids For True Greatness. If you’d like to borrow the DVDs or books or for more information, contact Sooj.

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman

The New Dare to Discipline by James Dobson

Plugged In This website shines a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate, and impact the culture in which they live.

Focus on the Family This organization is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. It also offers resources for couples and parents.

Family Life Today This organization is a Christian ministry whose mission is to effectively develop godly marriages and families who change the world one home at a time.
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Marriage

Focus on the Family This organization is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. It also offers resources for couples and parents.

Family Life Today This organization is a Christian ministry whose mission is to effectively develop godly marriages and families who change the world one home at a time.

When Sinners Say “I Do”: Discovering The Power Of The Gospel For Marriage by Dave Harvey
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Kid’s Korner

The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers by Linda Sattgast

Clubhouse Jr Faith-filled fun! This kids’ magazine for youngsters ages 3–7 uses creative stories, fascinating articles, puzzles, craft ideas, and more to show kids just how exciting the Christian life can be.

Clubhouse Magazine Intriguing and entertaining! This kids’ magazine for ages 8–12 reinforces traditional values and promotes family closeness with hands-on activities, challenging puzzles, and exciting stories.
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Men’s Fellowship Event

Brothers, come enjoy some quality time and conversation over coffee and tea on August 26!

GCCC Labor Day Picnic

Come join our annual church-wide Labor Day Picnic on Monday, September 4th from 11:30 AM-3:00 PM at Barcroft Park in Arlington, VA. All are welcomed!

Connect with Curtis

Our brother Curtis is back from his 2 years of serving with our partners in Spain. If you’d like to hear more about his ministry to Moroccan immigrants, GCCC’s Spain partnership, or …

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