What would you do to inherit a million dollars? Would you be willing to change your life? Jason Stevens is about to find out in Jim Stovall’s The Ultimate Gift.
Red Stevens has died, and the older members of his family receive their millions with greedy anticipation. But a different fate awaits young Jason, whom Stevens, his great-uncle, believes may be the last vestige of hope in the family.
“Although to date your life seems to be a sorry excuse for anything I would call promising, there does seem to be a spark of something in you that I hope we can fan into a flame. For that reason, I am not making you an instant millionaire.”
What Stevens does give Jason leads to The Ultimate Gift. Young and old will take this timeless tale to heart.
About the Author
In spite of blindness, Jim Stovall has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, a successful investment broker, and entrepreneur. He is Co=Founder and President of the Narrative Television Network, which makes movies and televison accessible for our nation’s 13 million blind and visually impaired, over 60% of NTN’s nationwide audience is made up of fully-sighted people who simply enjoy the programming.Jim Stovall hosts the Network’s talk show, “NTN Showcase.” His guests have included Katharine Hepburn, Jack Lemmon, Carol Channing, Steve Allen, and Eddie Albert, as well as many others. The Narrative Television Network has received an Emmy Award and an International Film and Video Award among its many industry honors.
NTN has grown to include over 1,200 cable systems and broadcast stations, reaching over 35 million homes in the United States, and NTN is shown in 11 foreign countries. NTN programming is also presented via the Internet at NarrativeTV.com, serving millions of people around the world.
Jim Stovall joined the ranks of Walt Disney, Orson Welles, and four United States presidents when he was selected as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. He has appreared on “Good Morning America” and CNN, and has been featured in Readers Digest, TV Guide, and Time magazine. He is the author of previous books entitled You Don’t Have To Be Blind To See, Success Secrets of Super Achievers, and The Way I See The World, as well as his new book The Ultimate Gift. The President’s Committee on Equal Opportunity selected Jim Stovall as the 1997 Entrepreneur of the Year. In June of 2000, Jim Stovall joined notables such as former President Jimmy Carter, former first lady Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa when he received the International Humanitarian Award.
In a cluttered and confusing world, there’s value in getting back to basics. The first eleven chapters of Genesis offer foundational truths on faith, sin, and relationships—both with God and others. This study guide
provides a panoramic view of the beginning of life, while exploring God’s basic values for His people.
Wiersbe Bible Studies deliver practical, in-depth guides to selected books of the Bible. Featuring insights from Wiersbe’s Be Basic commentary, this eight-week study features engaging questions and practical applications that will help you connect God’s word with your life.
About the Author
Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe
is an internationally known Bible teacher and the former pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago. For ten years he was associated with the Back to the Bible radio broadcast, first as Bible teacher and then as general director. Dr. Wiersbe has written more than 160 books, including the popular “BE” series of Bible commentaries, which has sold more than four million copies. He and his wife, Betty, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Matthew’s gospel focuses on the Kingship of Christ—that Jesus is Lord of Lords, the Messiah, the One promised by the prophets of old. While the Jews were looking for a political king to save them from Roman oppression, God sent them and the rest of the world a different type of Savior—One who would reconcile God’s people to himself, once and for all.
Pastor, author, and Bible teacher Warren W. Wiersbe highlights significant cultural and historical aspects that arise in Matthew’s gospel to paint for readers a clearer picture of this glorious, unexpected, but all-satisfying King of Kings.
About the Author
Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe is an internationally known Bible teacher and the former pastor of three churches, including the Moody Church in Chicago. For ten years he served as general director and Bible teacher for the Back to the Bible radio broadcast. Dr. Wiersbe has written more than 150 books, including the popular “Be” series of expositional Bible studies, which has sold more than four million copies. In 2002, he was awarded the Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He and his wife, Betty, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.
When a group of people practice something for two thousand years, the expectation is that they’d eventually get whatever it was they were committed to doing right. But the fact is that we as individuals and as a corporate community are still struggling with many of the issues that plagued the early church.
Larry Shallenberger takes a fresh look at the book of Acts to help you gain a deeper understanding of how God moved in the early church and what that means for you today.
About the Author
Larry Shallenberger is the Pastor of Children’s and Student Ministries at Grace Baptist Church. He oversees ministries that touch the lives of churchgoers ages 0 to 25.
Larry also is the author of Lead the Way God Made You and a monthly columnist on churchvolunteercentral.com. Most important, Larry is passionate for the future of the church and is eager to enter his thoughts into the conversation.
Daily Grace for Teens offers inspiration and encouragement using vivid illustrations of just how God’s provisions and blessings provide for the needs of a teen’s highly-charged life. Even more they show how God Himself is the greatest grace provision a young person can have: His mercy, His love, His holiness and more.
About the author
Michelle Medlock Adams is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, earning top honors from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Hoosier State Press Association. Author of over 70 books and a regular blogger for Guideposts, Michelle has written more than 1,000 articles for newspapers and magazines since graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University.
In January 2016, Michelle’s devotional, “When Chocolate Isn’t Enough: An Inspirational Survival Guide for Moms” earned the Gold Award in the devotional category of the Illumination Awards. And, in October 2014, her book “Encouraging Words for Mothers” (Barbour) won the Award of Excellence for Nonfiction Books from CLASS Christian Writers Conference Book Contest. Also, her board book “God Knows You” won The SELAH Award for best children’s book in 2014, as well as “Book of the Year.”
If a poll were taken of Old Testament Jews on the birth of their Lord and Savior, what percentage do you think would have predicted that the cast of characters would be a virgin teenager betrothed to a lowly carpenter, barnyard animals, and stinky shepherds? Probably not many.
In Do You See What I See? pastor Ross Parsley shows how God uses ordinary people to fulfill His plan and purpose. He gives a warm, humorous, and uniquely honest look into the nativity story. Along the way he highlights how God’s favour and plans are often followed by dashed hopes, heartache, and disappointment. But he also shows that if we’re faithful with what God puts in front of us we can accomplish the extraordinary.
About the Author
Ross Parsley is the worship pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has the musical recordings My Savior Lives and I am Free. Highly sought after around the world as a speaker and worship leader, Ross also founded the New Life School of Worship. He and is wife, Aimee, have five children.