http://www.manhattandeclaration.org/the-declaration/read.aspx (accessed July 2010).
The time of accessing this website, Dave Black was a Professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. http://www.daveblackonline.com/why_church.htm. Accessed 6/2010.
Movements.net. Steve Addison currently serves as Director of Church Resource Ministries (CRM) Australia, http://www.movements.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/missionaries-to-marxists-scm-rise-and-fall.pdf(accessed 2010).
The History Guide; it contains the complete content of three undergraduate courses in European history (resource on the Web) http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture26b.html (accessed 2010).
http://blog.logos.com/archives/2010/07/mind_the_gap.html?FBF (accessed 2010).
Spiritual Gift Inventory:
This site provides an online survey that will give you a list of your possible gifts. While this is not the final or only way to determine your areas of giftedness, it is a good start.
The Four Spiritual Laws:
Bright Media Foundation and Campus Crusade for Christ designed this booklet. This booklet provides a good guide to help with leading a person to Christ.
New Believer’s Bible:
Harvest Church pastor, Greg Laurie, produces this Bible.
“The New Believer’s Bible is uniquely designed to help the new Christian read, study, and understand the Bible. It includes features that help Christians develop and deepen their faith, while providing a foundation for their new life in Christ.”
Church Smart Resources:
Church Smart Resources provides various resources to aid in evangelism and discipleship.
The pamphlet Spiritual Journey is a good tool to use to evaluate where one is in relationship to God. Depending on where a person is, on their spiritual journey, will depend on how we witnessed to this person. “An excellent diagnostic tool to help seekers and believers alike to determine where they are spiritually and to show them how to take the next steps on their spiritual journey.”
This is the official site for this book. Here you will find more resources that will assist in applying the principles in this book.
Throughout the research and writing of this book I have consulted with several books and websites. Some of these were not directly quoted in the book but they provided the background information necessary for the particular chapters. Here are some of these references.
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Bowen, Murray, Family Therapy in Clinical Practice (1 ed. Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson, 1994), to help us understand the various dynamics that exist in family therapy.
Bullard, George. Pursuing the full kingdom potential of your congregation, (St. Louis, Mo.: Lake Hickory Resources, 2005).
Burghardt, Walter J., Justice: A Global Adventure (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2004)
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