All of us long to know what life after death will be like. Bestselling author John Burke is no exception. In Imagine Heaven, Burke compares over 100 gripping stories of near-death experiences (NDEs) to what Scripture says about our biggest questions of Heaven: Will I be myself? Will I see friends and loved ones? What will Heaven look like? What is God like? What will we do forever? What about children and pets?
For decades, Burke has been studying accounts of survivors brought back from near death who lived to tell of both heavenly and hellish experiences. While not every detail of individual NDEs correlate with Scripture, Burke shows how the common experiences shared by thousands of survivors—including doctors, college professors, bank presidents, people of all ages and cultures, and even blind people–point to the exhilarating picture of Heaven promised in the Bible.
Combining an engaging study of Jesus’s encounters with imperfect people with inspiring stories of ordinary Christians having Christlike impact, this insightful book encourages readers to see the masterpiece beneath the mud in everyone. It shows how to align our hearts with the heart of God and our actions with the interactions of Jesus in order to show God’s love to a hurting, broken world. Buy Unshockable Love
Through real-life stories, explore how God takes imperfect people, regardless of their past, and leads them into a relational journey toward their heart’s greatest desire. Experience how a moment-by-moment connection to God with wide-open willingness fulfills our deepest longings and transforms us into life-giving people. Buy Soul Revolution
How do we live out the message of Jesus in today’s ever-changing culture? The church is facing its greatest challenge—and its greatest opportunity—in our postmodern, post-Christian world. God is drawing thousands of spiritually curious ‘imperfect people’ to become his church—but how are we doing at welcoming them? No Perfect People Allowed shows you how to deconstruct the five main barriers standing between emerging generations and your church by creating the right culture. Buy No Perfect People Allowed
We work hard — very hard— but often wonder why. What’s the point? Is all this work accomplishing anything meaningful? Drawing on his work with thousands of people who work in every field—from CEOs to stay-at-home parent—Rick Shurtz tells the story of Tyler O’Brien, a record setting executive who knows how to win. The further he gets ahead, though, the less corporate non-sense Tyler is willing to tolerate. When a group of high school friends pose a dare, Tyler finds himself in a conversation he certainly didn’t expect and unquestionably didn’t want, but one that ultimately makes him think about the big questions we all have. Buy Freebird.
Morph is our most comprehensive tool for growth. The four modules— Love God, Build Character, Love people and Be the Body— are a fantastic foundation no matter where you are on your spiritual journey. Check it out at www.MorphOnline.org
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Anytime you want to make a change in life it takes intentionality, right? Much like going to the gym to get physically transformed, we think you have to be equally intentional about becoming spiritually transformed. It works best when you have a plan, a trainer, accountability and encouragement. That’s what a Life Group is all about. We’ve created a model for growth that looks at spiritual outcomes in your life and helps you determine where God is at work and provides some clear next steps in how to grow in those areas.
John Burke’s blog is a great resource for in depth thoughts on every day spirituality and deeper dives into topics and issues from the weekend services.
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