3 Ways to Live by the Words of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr. is one of history’s most vital figures in the fight for racial equality. His speeches, rallies, peaceful protests, and determination for such a worthy cause make him an inspiring role model for both current and future generations. Although the fight for racial equality in America has progressed leaps and bounds the past 50 years, you can still apply King’s wisdom to modern-day spiritual challenges. Here are three ways you can live by King’s words today:

1. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”  

When faced with opposing opinions, do you become meek and quiet, or outspoken and assertive? How can you balance boldness in sharing your faith while also showing gentleness and understanding like Christ? Be relational and peaceful in your words, but stay grounded in the truth that God has much bigger plans beyond our time on earth. If your words further God’s kingdom, speak up and speak with confidence. Look at Matthew 10:19-22.

2. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

No matter what stage of adulthood I found myself in, at some point I always end up asking myself, “What is my purpose here?” As a child I read about impactful people like Martin Luther King Jr. and assumed that I too would one day spark global change toward a better society. Yet those worldwide changes haven’t spread much past the circles of my friends and family. But that’s OK. You never know how God plans to use you to bring him glory. Maybe you’ll end up in history books. Maybe you’ll share Christ with a friend because they want the joy they see in you. They’re both important. Never miss an opportunity to show Christ’s love to others (Isaiah 25:1).

3. “I have decided to stick to love. . . . Hate is too great a burden to bear.”  

We’ve all been hurt in some way or another—physically, emotionally, or possibly both. Our natural (a.k.a. sinful) instinct is to retaliate with anger and hatred. Hopefully that hatred is only present for a fleeting moment. But it most likely remains in us for much longer. React in love and learn to forgive. Christ never promised that following him would be easy. Carrying anger will only separate you more from our Savior. Let it go, and remember Matthew 5:44.

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Resolve to Grow: Get 20 Devotionals under $5

Resolve to Grow Blog HeaderWe’re 17 days into 2014, which means you probably started turning a blind eye to your New Year’s resolutions about 16 days ago (give or take a few slices of pie).

All of those fanciful dreams of shrinking your waistline, tightening your budget, and decreasing the clutter were quickly exchanged with nachos at midnight, a shiny new credit card, and boxes of old knickknacks stealthily shoved into the dark abyss that is your bedroom closet.

Instead of disappointing yourself with short-term resolutions based on shrinking areas of your life—make 2014 the year you resolve to grow. Grow closer to God, closer to your family, and closer to the person Christ wants you to be.

Don’t just make this a yearly resolution, though—make it a lifelong pursuit. To do this, you need to make prayer and devotions a daily commitment. Together, these two activities keep Christ on your mind throughout the day, open you up to the awesomeness of the Word, bring you closer to the people you study Scripture with, and train you to talk with God all the time.

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” —Romans 15:4

Devotions to help you grow

We’re offering a huge sale on devotionals that are perfect for you, your kids, and your family. Through January 27, get all of these resources for under $5 each:

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On top of making devotionals a personal priority, help your children start out on the right foot, too. Here are a few discounted devotionals that are perfect for the kids in your life:

Now’s the time to make devotions and prayer a daily habit: choose from 20 devotionals for yourself, or your kids, today!

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When Helping Hurts: A Must-Read for Missions Workers

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Today’s guest post is by Brian Steele, the student-life pastor at Christ the King Community Church in Bellingham, WA, and an avid geologist. Steele has gone on several missions trips and has found When Helping Hurts to be a must-read for anyone leading, participating in, or thinking about doing missions work.

Last month I went to a small village on Roatan Island, Honduras. While walking with local church leaders, my wife and I found a bat caught on a barbed-wire fence. My first instinct was to try to save the bat, so I got a long stick and heroically went to the “rescue.”

Unfortunately, the barb was set deep in the bat’s wing, and my attempts to free the poor critter only ended up making the situation worse because the wing got even more twisted. As the bat kept biting the stick and screeching, I got more and more frustrated because it apparently didn’t realize I was only trying to help.

This is when the village’s pastor joined the salvation operation. Sadly, two sticks poking at the poor bat just made the situation go from bad to worse. I walked away from the scene with a pit in my stomach. I felt helpless. I felt rotten that I not only failed to set the bat free, but inflicted more pain in the effort.

As I later reflected on the episode, I realized that this is what North American churches often experience when engaging missions trips both at home and abroad: a desire to help that often leads to hurting both those serving and those being served.

And this is why I consider When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself an essential resource for any pastor, missions-trip leader, or missions team member. Authors Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert argue that much of the missions work serving impoverished countries aggravates the conditions underlying poverty, as opposed to relieving them.

The book also brings to light a spiritually impoverished God complex that wrecks “first-world” countries as much as material impoverishment wrecks “third-world” countries.

But Corbett and Fikkert don’t just whack readers with a stick to try to get them out of their bind. They provide practical strategies for engaging in missions. They challenge base assumptions in a manner that is constructive, not condemning. They also masterfully frame effective missionary efforts as one impoverished group partnering with another impoverished group to the benefit of both groups.

Corbett and Fikkert provide an undisputable formula for hurtful missions:

Material definition of poverty + God complexes of materially non-poor + feelings of inferiority of materially poor = harm to both the materially poor and non-poor

To understand the effective alternative, please read their book When Helping Hurts before you plan your next mission endeavor. And put down your stick while you’re at it.

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If you’re planning on doing any kind of missions work—both at home or abroad—or want to learn more about helping the needy, then check out When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself. Get it for 35% off on Vyrso! 

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Growing toward Christlikeness: An Interview with Dr. Andrew Davis

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Today’s Vyrso interview is with Dr. Andrew Davis, one of Vyrso’s top authors to watch in 2014, and a recent speaker at the Cross Conference, where he spoke alongside big-name authors like John Piper and David Platt. His first book, An Infinite Journey: Growing toward Christlikeness, has already received glowing reviews from D. A. Carson and Tim Challies and is available on Vyrso for only $11.99.

1. You were named one of Vyrso’s top authors to watch in 2014—what makes your book unique?

I think my book finds its maximum usefulness in giving a big-picture overview of the whole of the Christian life, seeking to arrange it in good order: “a place for everything and everything in its place.” In the Great Commission, Jesus says that the church should teach disciples to obey everything he has commanded. I wanted to try to organize major and minor themes of Christian maturity in a pattern that was faithful to Scripture and clear for the reader. I have not seen such an attempt in another book. Other books give the theology of sanctification, or zero in on key areas of Christian holiness. I try to get the whole thing in one place, like a map of the world’s nations.

2. What inspired you to write An Infinite Journey?

All my Christian life, I have been captured by the amazingly wise and gracious way God deals with us sinners in steps: justification, sanctification, glorification. I began to realize that helping Christians grow to full maturity in Christ was a major part of my calling, but I couldn’t find a roadmap for describing that journey. I began sketching out notes to help with personal discipleship relationships I was in, and then began teaching these things at First Baptist Church in Durham, NC, and the project grew from there.

3. According to D. A. Carson, “Those who think of themselves as Christians but who have no desire to grow in holiness need this book.” What about this book lends itself to Christians who aren’t looking to grow?

I seek to clearly explain how justification and sanctification relate to each other, and passionately appeal to all of Christ’s disciples to “grow in grace and in the knowledge of Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). I make an appeal based on James 2 (“faith without works is dead”) and say that, to claim to have faith and have no growth in Christlikeness is a contradiction in terms. My prayer is that such words may have a powerful effect on those who have been lazy in their sanctification up until now, or, even more significantly, to bring some who’ve been deluded until now into a genuine faith in Christ.

4. What’s the number-one thing that keeps Christians from growing toward Christlikeness? How can they overcome this?

I think the powerful toxic brew of “the world, the flesh, and the devil” is what hinders all Christians from growing as we should. Genuine Christians love righteousness and hate wickedness. But indwelling sin (Romans 7) is very powerful, and “the very thing we hate, we do; while the very thing we love, we don’t do.” Satan cleverly uses the world’s allures to form an alliance with our traitorous flesh to hinder our growth. The blood of Jesus Christ, the power of the indwelling Spirit, and the faithful ministry of the Word of God are sufficient to conquer sin and help Christians grow by faith.

5. “An infinite journey” sounds like a fairly daunting task—why name your book this?

I am not entirely satisfied with the word “infinite.” One could misunderstand from that word that we’ll never arrive at the destination of perfection in Christ. But I believe two things about the journey toward Christlikeness: 1, we will most certainly be perfectly conformed to Christ in heaven; 2, we will most certainly not be perfect here on earth. Thus, sanctification is a journey that will stretch out before us until the day we die. And truly mature Christians know that the standard of total conformity to Christ is infinitely high, and we’ll not attain to it while we live. But because we know that every advance we make toward Christlikeness is greatly glorifying to God, greatly satisfying to us, and incredibly fruitful for the Kingdom of God, we will continue to strive vigorously until we die and glorification completes the journey in an instant. So, I named the book An Infinite Journey to point to a work that will engage us for the rest of our lives.

6. How did your pastoral work affect your book’s message?

My experience as a pastor shaped a great deal of the book, as I have learned more and more what kinds of struggles Christ’s sheep have with holiness and fruitfulness. Preaching weekly, teaching the Bible regularly, counseling, evangelizing, and discipling new Christians have been rich lessons for me on the need for such a book, and the best ways for me to explain aspects of the Christian life. I love the idea of this book being used primarily in family and church settings, helping the next generation of Christian leaders grow.

7. If readers only take one thing away from your book, what do you want that to be?

It is greatly glorifying to God and it is necessary to your own eternal joy to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, knowing that it is by God’s Spirit alone that you can grow into Christlike maturity. Run your race to the end!

8. What’s next for you?

I am working on a commentary on the book of Isaiah, which I hope to finish in the spring. I would also like to work on a short and clear book on the powerful lessons of the animal sacrificial system for the Christian life. But the focus of my life is to grow in Christ, to love my wife, to train my children, to shepherd the flock God has entrusted to me and to the other elders at FBC, and to seek to advance the Kingdom by evangelism and missions. Those works will keep me occupied until the Lord calls me to lay them down.

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Learn to glorify God, and grow in faith and character: download Dr. Davis’ new book, An Infinite Journey, today!

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One Thousand Gifts: A Conversation with Ann Voskamp

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Ann Voskamp has reminded millions of readers what a blessed life looks like. While many people perceive a blessed life as one of surplus, Voskamp has reminded us that it’s quite the opposite.

It’s a life of embracing the blessings that surround us at all hours of the day. It’s a life that starts in Scripture each morning. It’s a life that shares God’s Word and God’s love with family members, friends, and neighbors. Most significantly, it’s a life founded on recognizing God’s sovereignty in all circumstances.

Developing a heart of gratitude

Bible Study Magazine recently had the opportunity to speak with Voskamp more thoroughly about her New York Times bestseller, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. Voskamp shared how her daily schedule and interactions with her family are the things that have helped her develop a deeper heart of gratitude. Each morning starts and finishes with Scripture read out loud, and her home has a prayer bench in an open part of the house, thus encouraging herself and family members to have their quiet times in a public place where others can join.

“The first thing you’ve got to do every morning is get the Word into you . . . in the 18 years we’ve been married we’ve never left the table—breakfast, lunch or dinner—unless we quote from the Bible and read together.”

Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts, started out as her writing out 1,000 things that she loved. However, she quickly realized that she was ultimately writing down 1,000 ways that God loves her.

“It was an awakening to embrace everything around me that I didn’t deserve or warrant at all . . . [I saw] the truth of John 3:27—that no one receives anything unless it’s given to him from heaven.”

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Read the rest of the conversation with Voskamp in Bible Study Magazine. Subscribe today so you don’t miss another issue. Also, download Voskamp’s best-selling book, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are on Vyrso!

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Get 2 John C. Maxwell Books under $3!

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Through January 22, get two John C. Maxwell leadership books for less than $3 each! Maxwell is a New York Times bestselling author of over 40 books, as well as an expert on what it means to be an exceptional leader at work, at church, and in your home. And now, you can get over 80% off two of his titles!

1. Be a People Person: Effective Leadership through Effective Relationships

When I hear the term “people person,” I automatically think “extrovert.” Which I am not. But is being a “people person” really defined by (and limited to) the introvert vs. extrovert distinction?

In this book, Maxwell explains how interpersonal relationships with those we interact with on a daily basis strongly impact our leadership abilities. So regardless of whether you find yourself being reenergized from time in a crowd or time alone, you have much to gain by learning to become a person who is relatable and personable.

Get it for just $2.99!

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This is an awesome resource that offers advice, encouragement, and inspiration to fully achieve your goals. Through four vital steps—know, show, go, and grow—Maxwell explains how to use your God-given talents to help you succeed. No matter your stage in life, this book is an essential read to stretch your strengths to their full potential.

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The Top 5 Biblical Resources for Staying Healthy in 2014

Spiritual FriendThere’s no doubt that one of the largest issues in American culture is obesity. Some would even say that our tendency to over consume has become the root of all evil as far as health problems are concerned. Couple this with an inactive lifestyle, and you get a recipe for disaster (no pun intended).

Many people view the new year as the perfect time to revamp their lifestyle and start living healthy. Thus begins a surge of people reading health magazines, rushing for gym memberships, and picking through the produce section at their local grocery store. But what does being healthy really look like?

Research reveals varying—and often contradictory—information on the best methods for eating and living healthy. Additionally, the barrage of “get fit” diet pills and solutions cause more confusion, often leaving a wake of discouraged and overwhelmed people. Where’s the best place to start if we want to get healthy?  Start spiritually—pray for motivation, then set goals and establish accountability.

Need a little more direction? We’ve rounded up our top five biblical resources to help you reach your health goals in 2014.

Top 5 resources for staying healthy this year:

1. The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren

Perfect for: everyone (especially groups!)

Focus on five key life areas to optimize your health. The Daniel Plan targets faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. Combine these focal areas and find a multitude of resources that stand as the foundation for healthy living. The Daniel Plan calls for simplicity, and encourages reliance on both God’s power and biblical principles. Learn to transform and sustain your lifestyle individually, or better yet, in community with friends.

2. What the Bible Says about Healthy Living: 3 Principles that Will Change Your Diet and Improve Your Health by Rex Russell

Perfect for: anyone interested in biblical history and eating healthy

One area that has been often overlooked in the Bible is the biblical principles related to physical health. Dr. Russell looks deeply in to many of the Mosaic laws and finds medical explanations as to why God forbid or allowed certain foods. Learn the truth about grains, nuts, meat, fat, and sweeteners. Develop a biblical lifestyle to restore your health with this inspirational book.

3. Reshaping It All by Candace Cameron Bure

Perfect for: women of all ages

Move your faith to the forefront of who you are, make wise choices, and find worth in God’s eyes. In this book, Candace Cameron Bure inspires you to embrace a healthier lifestyle through recounting her own struggle with food and weight. Get practical advice on appetite and self-control from a biblical perspective.

4. Get Healthy, for Heaven’s Sake: 7 Steps to Living Strong, Loving God, and Serving Others by Lisa Morrone

Perfect for: those wanting to rejuvenate their life and increase their energy

Get balanced and practical advice for a healthy life. Learn about seven areas that will keep you healthy for years to come. This book focuses on weight loss, nutrition, posture, strength, flexibility, brain health, and rest. Add life to your years by strengthening your vitality and sense of meaning.

5. Setting Boundaries with Food: Six Steps to Lose Weight, Gain Freedom, and Take Back Your Life by Allison Bottke

Perfect for: anyone who wants to learn from someone who’s fought with their weight and won

Challenge yourself to turn away from the insanity of dieting and deprivation and instead focus on establishing a healthy relationship with food, yourself, others, and God. Using her popular acronym “S.A.N.I.T.Y.,” Bottke lays out practical steps to a healthy life. Examine your emotional and spiritual life in regards to food and your weight with Setting Boundaries with Food.

Get healthy this new year, and keep your resolutions with the help of these great titles! Download them on Vyrso today.

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Top 15 Authors to Watch in 2014

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To get to the bottom of who’s who in the year to come, we reached out to the most popular Christian publishers and asked them who their top picks are for authors to watch in 2014.

Honestly, we couldn’t be more excited about the talent coming out this year. From names you’ve probably never heard before (but will soon), to already-burgeoning stars, this list represents our top 15 picks (in no particular order) of authors to watch in 2014. Enjoy!

Top 15 Christian authors to watch

1. Eugene Cho

Cho keeps a busy schedule: he’s the executive director of One Day’s Wages—a movement dedicated to alleviating global poverty—the founding pastor of Seattle’s Quest Church, a popular blogger, and the founder of Q Café—a nonprofit community café and music venue in Seattle. Add to this the three-book contract he just signed with David C. Cook, and Cho’s got an incredibly exciting year ahead of him. His first book, tentatively titled Overrated: My Personal Confession of Being More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World…than Changing the World is set to release in fall 2014.

2. Kyle Idleman

After the release of his hugely successful book, Not a Fanwhich sold more than half a million books and has been used in more than 10,000 churches—Idleman has two more books coming out this year: Aha: The God Moment That Changes Everything (March 2014) and Praying for Your Prodigal (August 2014). With endorsements from big-name authors like Max Lucado, Christine Caine, and Craig Groeschel, Idleman’s devoted following and writing career are poised for a huge boost this year.

3. Kevin DeYoung

DeYoung is a quickly rising star amongst new Christian authors. He’s the senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, he blogs at the Gospel Coalition and has already authored three powerful books:  Just Do Something, The Hole in Our Holiness, and the recently-released Crazy Busy, which is taking off quickly. His next book, expected to release in April 2014, is called Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me. It will offer a practical discussion on the Bible’s nature and key characteristics.

4. Shelene Bryan

Regarded as the female Bob Goff, Bryan is an energetic speaker and passionate advocate for helping needy children across the globe. But don’t just take our word for it—check out her TedX Talk, in which she details her spontaneous trip to a small village in East Africa. Her first book, Love, Skip, Jump: Start Living the Adventure of Yes, will be released in May 2014, with a forward by Francis Chan.

5. Dr. Andrew Davis

Although not a household name quite yet, Dr. Davis was recently  given the honor of speaking alongside some big-name Christian authors at the CrossCon conference, including John Piper, David Platt, David Sitton, and others. His first book, An Infinite Journey, has already received a glowing review from D. A. Carson and is expected to receive even more praise once it’s released January 10.

6. Fawn Weaver

As the founder of HappyWivesClub.com—which has twice been named the Best Marriage Site by About.com—Weaver has created an online community of over half a million women across 110 countries who want to both break through society’s negative portrayal of marriage and share their desire for wedded bliss. Weaver recently traveled across six continents and 18 cities in search of the secrets of a happy, healthy marriage. Her first book, Happy Wives Club: One Woman’s Worldwide Search for the Secrets of Great Marriage (which releases today!), is a delightful collection of love stories and marriage secrets that span across cultures, and is sure to speak to Weaver’s already devoted fan base, along with millions of other women seeking the “sunny side” of marriage. Watch out for our interview with her next week on Vyrso Voice!

7. David Sitton

After publishing Reckless Abandon and founding ToEveryTribe.com—an organization that sends missionary teams to plant churches across the globe—Sitton has even bigger plans for global outreach in 2014. He has two new books slated to come out this year: a biography on his late mentor, Joe Cannon, a global missionary, followed by Ekballo—a book about being called to missions work and sharing God’s good news with the world.

8. Jon Weece

As the lead pastor of Southland Church in Lexington, KY, Weece oversees a congregation of over 12,000 members. He is known as both a phenomenal writer and creative leader, helping to organize events like the “Jesus Prom”—a special “prom” night for the physically and mentally disabled. Although the very down-to-earth Weece has managed to keep a low profile over the last few years, he’s made a lot of connections with fellow Christian authors and pastors, and is expected to make a big impact once his first book, Jesus Prom, is released in November 2014.

9. Caleb Breakey

In Breakey’s first and highly successful book, Called to Stay, he took a refreshingly honest look at why millennials are leaving the church—and why they need to stay. In his followup book, Breakey is expected to take on this same candid approach to the world of dating. In Dating Like Airplanes: Why Just Fall in Love When You Can Fly, he maps out a new way to approach dating that’s both romantic and Christ-focused. Breakey’s journalistic background gives him a step up on his writing skills, and his frequent conference-speaking appearances have made him a passionate leader—look out for big things from Breakey in the years to come.

10. Jim Burgen

As the lead pastor of the second-fastest-growing church in America, Burgen sees more than 15,000 people file in an out of his weekend services. In his first book, No More Dragons: Get Free from Broken Dreams, Lost Hope, Bad Religion, and Other Monsters, he asks modern churchgoers to cast aside the trivialities of “churchiness” and replace them with the substantive questions that ignite spiritual transformation. His book releases April 2014.

11. David Lomas

Lomas is the lead pastor of one of the most unchurched cities in America: San Francisco. After coming to Christ following a life of drinking and drug dealing, Lomas is focusing his first book on finding identity in Christ. The Truest Thing about You: Identity, Desire, and Why It All Matters is slated to release this spring by David C. Cook.

12. Gloria Furman

Furman is a wife, mother of four children, and active blogger for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Domestic Kingdom. In 2008, she moved to the Middle East to plant Redeemer Church, where her husband serves as head pastor. In 2013, she released her first book, Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home, and her second book, Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full will release March 2014. Speaking from her own experience as a missionary in the Middle East, she brings fresh humor and a vibrant spirit that speaks to busy and tired wives and mothers everywhere.

13. Stormie Omartian

On top of having a bookshelf full of already-released books, which have sold more than 28 million copies, Omartian is expected to be Harvest House’s biggest author this year. All of her Power of Praying books are getting a facelift with new chapters and fresh insights. Look out for deluxe editions of books like The Power of a Praying Wife, The Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage, and The Power of a Praying Church.

14. Peter Hubbard

Love Into Light: The Gospel, the Homosexual and the Church was one of Vyrso’s bestselling books of 2013 and was also just listed in Tim Challies’ Top Books of 2013. Even though this was Hubbard’s first major book release, he wasn’t afraid to tackle one of the church’s most controversial topics—homosexuality— with both passion and care. At the cusp of 2014, this book is still gaining traction and is getting the author fired up for a followup title.

15. Jamie George

On top of being a life coach and lead pastor, George has been speaking to youth and adults across the nation and around the world for over 20 years. In his first book, Love Well: Living Life Unrehearsed and Unstuck, set to release by David C. Cook this summer, George reveals deeply personal stories about overcoming shame and hopelessness, and discovering love and freedom in Christ.

Subscribe to Vyrso Voice to stay tuned for guest posts, interviews, and new books from these authors in 2014!

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Vyrso’s Top 20 Reader Favorites of 2013

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This year’s 2013 Reader Favorites have arrived! Here’s what this year’s list reveals: John Piper never disappoints (which is why he appears on the list a whopping eight times), marriage and relationship resources are a must, and most of all, our readers love free books (and rightly so).

In the spirit of keeping our readers happy, we’re offering a bunch of Vyrso’s 2013 Reader Favorites either at a big discount, or totally free! This is your perfect opportunity to get Vyrso’s most-downloaded books of 2013 at an amazing discount. Start building your 2014 reading list with these titles today!

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2013 Reader Favorites

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14. Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships by Chip Ingram—get it for $9.09

15. Sanctification in the Everyday: Three Sermons by John Piper by John Piper—get it free

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17. Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal: A Boy, Cancer, and God by Michael Kelley—get it for $9.99

18. Who Jesus Is and Why It Matters by Jim Wallis—get it for $2.24

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Check out the yearly roundup!

This has been Vyrso’s most exciting year yet! Check out all of our top picks from 2013:

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Win an iPad mini, Logos 5 Gold, and Mark Driscoll’s Real Marriage!

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The Real Marriage conference is an annual event hosted by one of today’s most candid Christian couples: Mark and Grace Driscoll.

Based on their #1 New York Times best-selling book, Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship & Life Together, this honest and down-to-earth conference offers life-changing tips for strengthening your marriage and relationships, while growing closer to God. Be prepared to tackle tough issues and learn about real relationships from a couple who’s experienced—and heard—it all.

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This is the perfect opportunity to get your small group or church together to learn about establishing godly and emotionally healthy relationships. The more people you get to register, the more your cost per person decreases! Use code LOGOSRM to register for the simulcast now!

Download Real Marriage

Get ready for the conference by downloading Real Marriage for only $9.99 and the participant’s guide for only $5.99. These two books are packed with practical advice and address some of the most common—yet rarely discussed—marital issues, like pornography, honoring your spouse financially, how to be your partner’s best friend, and even the “can we do that?” sex questions you’re too scared to ask your pastor.

Register for the Real Marriage simulcast using code LOGOSRM, and download Real Marriage and the accompanying participant’s guide today!

Enter to win!

To kick-start the Real Marriage conference, we’re partnering with Unveiled Wife to give away Logos 5 Gold, an iPad mini, and copies of Real Marriage and the Real Marriage Participant’s Guide! This giveaway ends the day before the conference starts—February 20—so don’t wait. Enter to win today!

Entry closes February 20. We’ll select and notify the winner February 21. If you win and you already own Logos 5 Gold and/or any of the above-mentioned books, you’ll receive Logos.com credit in place of the prizes. The winner will need to fill out a W-9 in order to claim their prize. By entering the giveaway, you’re opting in to receive emails from Vyrso and Logos. 

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