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The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Starts Right Outside Your Door by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon 
Exploring God’s call to love our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:31), Pathak and Runyon offer practical ideas to reach out to those around us—taking into account healthy fears, appropriate boundaries, and right motives.

Bringing Home the Prodigals by Rob Parsons 
For those who want to create homes and churches where prodigals are welcomed, Parsons urges you to be released from false guilt—and he challenges the Church to repent for its part in creating prodigals.

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel 
A seasoned journalist in search of the truth, Strobel recounts his spiritual journey from atheism to faith. He offers credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth was—and is—positively the Son of God.

The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel 
Strobel investigates the toughest objections to Christianity: heart barriers to faith. Written primarily for skeptics, it will also help deepen believers’ convictions and give them confidence to discuss Christianity with others.

The Case for Grace by Lee Strobel 
Strobel weaves his personal journey with others’ stories (from prodigals to addicts to murderers) to explore God’s redeeming love.

The Case for the Real Jesus by Lee Strobel
The historic picture of Jesus is under an attack that has confused seekers and created doubt among many Christians. Strobel offers readers truth to defend Christianity in a hostile world.

Coming Home: An Invitation to Join God’s Family by Focus on the Family (free online booklet)
This resource uses the imagery of a loving home to draw an analogy for what becoming a Christian means.

A Cup of Cold Water in His Name by Lorie Newman (not currently available through Focus on the Family)
Newman offers 60 practical ways you can come alongside those who are physically and spiritually thirsty, and tangibly share God’s love and hope.

Engaging Today’s Prodigal by Carol Barnier (not currently available from Focus on the Family)
A former prodigal, Barnier encourages parents who face sorrow and potential guilt in light of their child stepping away from God’s leading.

Honest Evangelism by Rico Tice 
“How to Talk About Jesus Even When It’s Tough”

How Christianity Changed the World by Alvin Schmidt 
“This book is both a helpful apologetic tool in talking with unbelievers and a source of evidence for why Christianity deserves credit for many of the humane, social, scientific, and cultural advances in the Western world in the last two thousand years.”

How to Begin the Christian Life by George Sweeting (not currently available from Focus on the Family)
Sharing scriptural truth, Sweeting helps new believers learn what’s involved in a life of faith—of God, the church, and the world.

Making Sense of God by Timothy Keller 
“An Invitation to the Skeptical”

Misfits Welcome by Matthew Barnett (not currently available from Focus on the Family)
Barnett, founder of the Dream Center in Los Angeles, explores how God can use our inadequacies, uncertainties, and mistakes to fulfill His purposes.

My Heart – Christ’s Home by Robert Munger (not currently available through Focus on the Family)
Emphasizing the need for Christians to be fully devoted to the One who created them, Munger compares Christ’s place in an individual’s life to an owner’s possession of a home.

The Next Christians by Gabe Lyons (not currently available from Focus on the Family)
“Seven Ways You Can Live the Gospel and Restore the World”

Organic Outreach for Families by Kevin and Sherry Harney 
“Turning Your Home Into a Lighthouse”

Sons & Daughters: Spiritual Orphans Finding Our Way Home by Brady Boyd
Seeing how his son and daughter embraced the fact that they were adopted led Boyd to consider how God adopted him—not because of Brady’s goodness, but because of the Lord’s. Be encouraged to live out your calling faithfully and joyfully as you reflect on biblical truths and firsthand stories.

What Every Christian Ought to Know: Solid Grounding for a Growing Faith by Adrian Rogers
Understand how key topics of your walk with Christ affect everyday life: salvation, eternal security, prayer, the Holy Spirit, resisting temptation, and finding God’s will.

Who Is This Man? The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus by John Ortberg
Ortberg examines the powerful impact that Jesus had and continues to have on human history. Jesus’ influence extends to all areas of culture—and His teachings on dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope are our model of a life well lived.

Addressing Skeptics, Sharing Christ (Dr. Timothy Keller)
Keller explains why people walk away from God, why secularists want scientific rationale, and why this fails. Our search for meaning, happiness, and identity go unsatisfied without seeking God in the process. 

Bringing Home the Prodigals (Rob Parsons) 
Parsons shares his heart for prodigals and their families. Sometimes we make people prodigals by being critical of unimportant things instead of considering the best ways to pray for and demonstrate God’s love to them. 

Christianity for the Next Generation (Gabe Lyons, Esther Fleece) 
Lyons and Fleece discuss a generation of young-adult Christians who want to be grace-filled and grounded—and who desire to share God’s love with others in relevant ways.

Cultivating a Life of Character (David Brooks)
Brooks shares insight into the value of cultivating character traits of integrity, honesty, and humility—and how we can impact the culture by putting them into practice.

Do Nice People Go to Heaven? (Jay Carty) 
Jay Carty played basketball for the Lakers and coached alongside John Wooden at UCLA. He shares the truth of the Gospel and encourages believers to renew their passion to save lost souls.  

Evangelism on the Battlefield (Captain Chris Plekenpol) 
Plekenpol shares stories from his time on the frontlines and speaks candidly about how his faith was shaken after losing his first soldier in combat. He also discusses how sharing Christ’s love can bring peace and comfort to soldiers in the midst of war.

Finding Your Identity as a Child of God (Pastor Brady Boyd) 
Boyd talks about how we start as orphans but become God’s adopted children through the gift of faith and salvation in Jesus. Christians need to believe they’re the Lord’s treasured sons and daughters; we don’t need to work our way into His favor.

God’s Good News for Your Life (Ken Davis)
Humorist and motivational speaker Ken Davis offers three points for life: Live with nothing to prove, live with nothing to hide, and live with nothing to lose. Knowing Christ as Savior and having confidence in our forgiveness and eternal destination allows us to live to the fullest.

Impacting the Culture by Living Out Our Faith (Pastor Jim Garlow)
Christians can impact their culture by living out the values of their faith, and Pastor Garlow shares numerous examples from his own life, including befriending homosexual activists and leaders in Planned Parenthood. It is possible to winsomely share the love of Christ with nonbelievers—even those who may be hostile to us.

Impacting the Culture by Walking With Jesus (Lisa Harper)
Harper discusses some of her life journey—including the joy of adopting her daughter from Haiti—and how she’s learned to depend on God, accept His love, and live out her faith.

Jesus and His Power (Dr. Tony Evans) 
Evans explains how the death and resurrection of Christ is the power for victorious living today and the hope for the future.

Living Out Your Faith in Culture (Pastor Brady Boyd, Gabe Lyons) 
Boyd and Lyons talk about Christian leadership, where the Church is heading and how it can effectively engage the culture, and how believers can discern their role in God’s plan.

Living Out Your Faith in Your Community (Pastor Mark Batterson)
Batterson discusses the power of the Gospel and how some believe that Jesus has saved them—but they haven’t grasped that the debt of sin is fully paid. He encourages listeners to hold nothing back as they make Jesus Lord of their life.

Making an Impact in Your World (Jim Omi, Dan Stroup) 
Omi, a school custodian, began praying over the school and playing worship music through the speaker system—and he’s seen Bible studies start and had teachers ask him to pray for them, too. Stroup, an 8th-grade Bible class teacher, has sent all present and former students a birthday card each year since 1985. Consider how you can make a difference.

A Man Called Norman (Mike Adkins) 
Norman was a social misfit and a recluse. Virtually everybody in his small town made fun of him except his neighbor Mike Adkins. Here, Mike shares the humorous and poignant story of his efforts to befriend Norman and share the Gospel with him. Consider how you might share the love of Christ with those who seem unlovable.

The Meaning of John 3:16 (Jim Daly, John Fuller, Juli Slattery) 
Understand the biblical message of salvation. Listeners are encouraged to join in a closing prayer to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior so that they can have eternal life.

Our Mission in a Prodigal World (Ray Vander Laan) 
Vander Laan shares insights from Scripture (ancient Israel) about God’s love for a prodigal world and the mission of believers to share Christ with the lost.

Reaching Your Neighbors for Christ (Lee Strobel) 
In a message to teens and parents, Strobel shares stories and offers suggestions to help Christians not be afraid of non-believers’ tough questions. Living out our beliefs genuinely and winsomely can attract others to the Jesus they see in our lives.

Reasons to Believe in Jesus (Reverend Canon J.John)
J.John highlights a few of the reasons Christianity is attractive: its historical accuracy, the opportunity to be forgiven, and the fact that the Christian faith really works.

A Selfless Pursuit of God (Francis Chan) 
Chan says our individual paths won’t look the same, and he honestly shares that he’s not always sure how God will call him to minister next. But if we pursue the Lord, He will guide us.

Serving God in Our Culture (Lecrae) 
In a speech to Liberty University students, Christian rap music artist Lecrae explains how important it is for us to break down the wall between “sacred” and “secular”—to engage, love, and rehabilitate the culture.

Sharing Your Faith As a Family (Pastor Kevin and Mrs. Sherry Harney) 
The Harneys offer practical ideas to help your family minister to others. Reaching out isn’t necessarily easy, but God can work through our efforts—and it offers a valuable lesson for children about how to serve others.

Sharing Your Faith in Everyday Life (Pastor Rico Tice) 
Learn to boldly but naturally share your Christian faith with others. Overcome fear of rejection and tell others about the Gospel with honesty and humility.

The Sheep-Like Qualities of a Disciple (Ken Davis)
Laugh along as Davis elaborates on why the Bible compares God’s followers to sheep and humorously demonstrates how Christians and sheep share the qualities of fearfulness, foolishness, and dependence on a caretaker.

Taking the Fear Out of Evangelism (Elisa Morgan)
Morgan shares advice and practical tips about how to share your faith—in word and deed.

Focus on the Family Counseling Consultation Line
If you need someone to talk to, Focus on the Family offers a free phone counseling consultation with a licensed or pastoral counselor. Call 1-855-771-HELP (4357), Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM (MT). 

Focus on the Family’s Christian Counselor Network
Search for licensed Christian counselors in your area.

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
This organization offers faith-building resources for the entire family.

Insight for Living (Dr. Charles Swindoll)
Insight for Living’s website offers resources associated with the daily broadcasts.

This international ministry focuses on discipleship and Christian growth.

Truth for Life (Pastor Alistair Begg)
This ministry proclaims the Word of God through radio, print, and web.

Walk Thru the Bible Ministries
This non-denominational ministry ignites a passion for Scripture through events, resources, and a global impact.