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What Does the Bible Say About Heaven?

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Children have lots of questions about God and heaven. While most kids have ideas of what heaven will be like, do they know what God says? Kids (and many adults) picture heaven as up in the sky, among the clouds, with angels who have wings and harps. They have a general understanding that heaven is with God, but few realize our ultimate destination is not up in the sky. In God Made Me for Heaven:...

What We Are Reading

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As a publishing team, we know how important it is to keep up-to-date on what others are reading and the many great resources available. We thought our readers might be interested to know what we’re currently reading. Here’s a snapshot of the New Growth Press acquisitions team’s recent reads: Barbara Juliani VP, Director of Acquisitionsand Editorial What was the last book you read?  I’m...

The World’s Greatest Road Trip

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“So you’re tellin’ me there’s a chance?!” In 1994, the movie Dumb and Dumber had every high schooler in America quoting that line and dreaming of riding a moped to Aspen, Colorado. At the time, my friend Tim was about to enter his senior year of high school in Raleigh, NC. For the past three years of high school, Tim had been mentored and discipled by a youth leader named Eric. Eric was in his...

Allow Yourself Time to Lament

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During an especially draining season of life, I discovered information that led me to ask Curtis how he was doing in the area of sexual purity. He quickly confessed that he was struggling. This was not the first time in the battle against porn that we had cycled through this miserable scenario, but it turned out to be one of the most painful for me. Even before he confessed his sin, circumstances...

Making and Multiplying Disciples

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We sat across from one another at a taco place in west Nashville talking about life, our faith, and the suffering I was enduring so early in my teenage life. Just days earlier my brother had been in a tragic accident, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. My life was spinning out of control, and I wasn’t sure what to do, where to go, or who to talk to. And that’s when Rick invited me out for...

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