books and articles to help you understand your identity in Christ and its impact
Good Fruit Starts With Good Roots
Jesus taught it. Nature proves it. Good trees produce good fruit. Unfortunately, discipleship has turned into trying to produce good decisions, behaviors, and relationships without examining the health of the roots. Your identity – where you seek worth and significance – feeds the root of who you are.
In the pursuit of trying to produce good fruit in your life, Jesus becomes just another person you need to make happy. This mindset leads to an exhausted and frustrated spirituality.
Instead, discipleship should be developing awareness of who you already are in Christ.
Following Jesus is not about doing more and complaining less.
Tree of Lies equips you to experience transformation in your decisions, behaviors, and relationships by:
- Developing awareness of areas where you are pursuing wholeness apart from God.
- Identifying the triggers and the lies that cause you shame.
- Creating a new mindset focused on the truth of who God is and who you are.
- Helping you get off the ‘trying harder’ cycle.
- Reducing busyness and anxiety.
- Identifying sources of conflict.
- Energizing and deepening your relationship with Christ.
- Beginning to live the purpose for which you were uniquely designed.
- Learning a healthy response to setbacks and failure.
Open up Tree of Lies and take the first step toward understanding your true identity in Christ.
Tree of Lies is available in hardcover, softcover, and ebook on (clickable links):
Every year at Christmas, the world is reminded of the gift of Jesus that God gave to humanity. But, did you know that Jesus was not the first gift of a loving God? In this book, biblical stories of the generosity and love of God are retold to highlight different aspects of the His character.
While readers will learn of the gifts God has given, they will also develop awareness of what those gifts tell us about the Giver.
The Gift Giver is a collection of biblical stories that highlight some of the characteristics of God by examining the gifts that He has given the world from its creation to the birth of Jesus. Each page is filled with beautiful, colorful artwork that will stimulate your child’s imagination, while the stories are told in a way that children will enjoy listening to or reading themselves. Best of all, as your child interacts with this book they will learn truths about who God is and how those principles apply to their own life.
Intended to be read throughout the year, The Gift Giver would be a perfect book to use as an introductory devotion for children or families, as part of a Sunday school or small group curriculum, or as bedtime reading.