Saturation: A Strategy for Gospel Immersion by David Beidel
"In this short, powerfully written book, David Beidel teaches us how to pastor a city. From his own depth of pastoral experience on Staten Island, he shares stories and metaphors that illustrate a clear and compelling vision for the many blessings God longs to unleash locally through love, prayer, and the hard sought unity of pastors and church members. His vision is for the 'House of the Lord' to experience God’s glory, God’s tangible presence to such an extent that it spills over through the hands, hearts, and voices of His people transforming the community, the city, and the entire world." – Dr. Glenn Barth, Author of THE GOOD CITY; President, GoodCities Ministries
Samaria: The Great Omission
by David Beidel
Every Christian in the United States has a Samaria they can reach on one tank of gas. It is the mission field around the block, across the tracks, or two miles down the wrong road. In Samaria: The Great Omission, Pastor David Beidel shows the necessity, the grit and the glory of making our Samarias a priority in our care and our outreach. Includes a handbook of tested strategies for those seeking to start or get involved in urban ministry.
Street God: The Explosive True Story of a Former Drug Boss on the Run from the Hood--and the Courageous Mission That Drove Him Back by Dimas Salaberrios
His street name was Daylight. But he was a nightmare. On the streets of New York, darkness and violence reigned. Dimas “Daylight” Salaberrios popped his first pill when he was eleven years old, and just days later, he was selling drugs to his schoolmates. By fifteen, he was facing time at the notorious Rikers Island Prison. It was never safe to turn your back, and Dimas saw only one chance to survive: to become a street god. He would be the richest, most powerful ruler in the hood . . . or die trying.
But in one terrifying moment, with a gun pointed at his head, Dimas had to decide: How far would he go? Was he finished taking reckless chances to rule as a god of the streets? Would he dare to entrust his life to the real God―an even riskier path? Because that God would send Dimas back down the darkest streets he’d ever known on a rescue mission after those still in danger.
Street God is the true story of one man’s against-all-odds journey from the streets to the altar and back again. A modern-day The Cross and the Switchblade for a new generation, it reveals that we’re never too far gone for God to change us―and shows how a single spark can illuminate even the darkest existence.
A Disruptive Generosity: Stories of Transforming Cities through Strategic Giving by Mac Pier
It can seem like all you ever hear these days is bad news. Yet in the midst of contentious political posturing and stories of communities in trouble are stories of love, reconciliation, and restoration.
Through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives, and flying mostly under the national news radar, Christian business leaders are bringing hope to blighted urban communities in our greatest cities. A Disruptive Generosity shares their inspiring stories.
From Dallas to New York City, from London to Singapore, lives and communities are being changed through strategic stewardship. These stories will challenge marketplace Christians to find innovative ways to use their resources as God's hands and feet in a hurting world.
A Disruptive Gospel: Stories and Strategies for Transforming Your City by Mac Pier
What would happen in your city if 10 percent more people became vibrant Christians who worked together for the good of the community?
Mac Pier knows from firsthand experience that when the gospel invades your city, big things start to happen. For thirty years he's watched and participated in what God has been doing in New York City. Now he shares true stories of transformation to inspire readers who long to see God move in their own communities. He helps readers understand the greatest barriers to the gospel in major cities all over the world, shares hopeful stories of reconciliation, highlights the passion and leadership of millennials advancing the gospel, and offers insight into how to start or join a gospel movement wherever in the world readers find themselves.
Anyone looking for motivation and inspiration to join God where he is working will love these exciting dispatches from the front lines of outreach on five continents. Foreword by Tim Keller.
Consequential Leadership: 15 Leaders Fighting for Our Cities, Our Poor, Our Youth and Our Culture by Mac Pier
Are we living in challenging times? Yes. But people can and do make a difference.
Here are the stories of fifteen entrepreneurial leaders doing just that. Drawn from church, business, government and non-profit sectors, these world-class visionaries and activists offer examples that motivate and principles to imitate. Their stories show that mature networks of leaders and organizations can offer opportunities to a new generation of young people, change communities ravaged by HIV/AIDS, reach new groups of people with the message of hope--and more. If you see a need and want to contribute your own consequential leadership, this book is for you.
Christ Is NOW!: 7 Groundbreaking Keys to Help You Explore and Experience the Spectacular Supremacy of God's Son Todayby David Bryant
Christ Is NOW! is unlike any book you've ever seen. It is your wake-up call as a Christian to become wholly alive to the whole vision of the whole Christ in powerful, life-changing ways.
Based on four decades of research, its 640 pages unpack exciting insights based on seven simple prepositions--called "7 groundbreaking keys." It equips Jesus followers to explore and experience a grander, deeper, more dynamic encounter with Him-like meeting Him again for the first time! Using a host of creative formats and full-color graphics (over 125 pictures) David Bryant introduces readers to who God's Son is today and the fullness of life we have in Him right now.
Christ Is ALL! (The New Revised Version): Join In The Joyful Awakening to the Supremacy of God's Sonby David Bryant
Christ Is ALL! (condensed and updated) is not a rehash of old Sunday School lessons on the life of Jesus. Quite the opposite.
Christ Is ALL! (CIA) opens a new point of departure for your walk with God’s Son. It explores nothing less than the full scope of His supremacy. It does so in anticipation of, and preparation for, something almost too wonderful to hope: a fresh work of God’s Spirit among God’s people to enlarge our vision of the reigning majesty of God’s Son. The promise is poised … impending … bearing down upon us. It is a God-given "Christ-awakening", meant for the whole Church, in every part.