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From now until Christmas the iPad iBooks version of The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse by Michael Gungor is free. I haven’t finished it yet, but what I’ve read is great.  It’s been a both thought provoking and funny look at how we are all creative.  The iPad version is also full of great visuals and audio to accompany it.

From the Publisher:

The_Crowd_the_Critic_and_the_Muse_A_Book_for_Creators.225x225-75“We are all creators. Whether or not we create is not up to us. We are human, and creating is what we do. Every interaction, movement, and decision is creativity at work. We are all artists. We all order creation around us into the world that we want to make.”–Michael Gungor

In The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse, Michael Gungor takes an uncompromising–and humorous–look at our creative selves and the world that we have fashioned around us. Through story and reflection, Gungor shows how our deepest beliefs and assumptions about the universe affect how we order creation.

An award-winning, globetrotting musician, Gungor also reveals his personal journey as an artist and creator, a tale of moving from innocence to wisdom, from simplicity to complexity and back again, a tale of leaving home and
returning in a new, better, and more creative way.

The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse - Michael Gungor

Sticky Faith Deal on E-books

Chris —  August 6, 2012 — 4 Comments

I don’t know if you’ve read the Sticky Faith books, but they are some of the best ministry books I’ve read during the last year.  Based on the research by Fuller Youth Institute, authors Kara Powell, Chap Clark and Brad Griffin have really reshaped my thinking about how different age groups within a church can help each other and the effect it ultimately has on the younger ones.

You can get both the book and the youth worker book right now for only $3.99 and the student curriculum for $9.99.

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Or if you’d rather get the physical copies, use the code sticky08 to save an additional 15% off all three at (click HERE to go the the books).

Also Fuller Youth Institue is doing a series of webcast this week to jump start Back to School thinking.  Visit for more info.

The Youth Specialties book Living with Questions is a free ebook right now. You can get it on Amazon or iBooks.

Publisher Description:

A practical and personal approach to apologeticsfor students. How many times has your teacher asked you a question, and you stare blankly at the ceiling, hoping to discover the answer lingering there? It’s frustrating when we don’t know the answers to the questions we’re asked by others, but it can be even more frustrating when we don’t know the answers to the questions we are asking ourselves. Have you ever asked one of these questions?* Does what I think really matter?* What is truth?* Is God there?* Has God spoken?* Am I important enough?* Am I good enough?* What’s so great about heaven?If you’ve ever wondered about any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. In Living with Questions, Dale Fincher will help you look at each of these questions in such a way that you’ll discover clues, helpful tools, and answers—and what they all mean for your life and your faith. The answers you find will put you on a path to dig deeper and gain confidence in your faith. As Dale addresses the big questions that he’s been asked by students across the country, you’ll find that you’re not alone in your doubt, confusion, orquestioning. As you learn to live with questions, even the answers are only steps in the right direction. You’ll find how they whet the appetite to go deeper into your purpose on this planet and to discover something big—yet very personal—that’s worth living for.

I’m not sure how long it’ll be free, so act fast:

I don’t know if you’ve ever checked out this book, Teaching Through the Art of Storytelling: Creating Fictional Stories that Illuminate the Message of Jesus, but I highly recommend it.  Story and narrative are my favorite way to teach and this is a great resource to help with that.

From the publisher:

As communicators in a culture saturated with storylines, we have the profound opportunity to invite our students into the masterful Story of God. There are a variety of ways to invite our students into this Story, but this book discusses and explores how to teach through one of Jesus’ most powerful modes of communication–fictional storytelling. Rabbinical storytelling (otherwise known as Jewish Agada) embraces the narrative of Scripture and invites its listeners into understanding and participation. Our Rabbi, Jesus, employed this mode of communication through his parables. Approaching the topic as a theologian, philosopher and artist, Jon invites and teaches how to create modern-day parables that illuminate the message of Jesus. These stories do not simply illustrate the message; they are, in fact, the message. Whether hoping to articulate deep theological concepts or relevant topics, teaching through the art of fictional storytelling has the potential to engage and invite our students into The Story.

In this book:
*You will learn how to create your own fictional stories (modern day parables) that use a realistic setting, engaging characters and a thought provoking plot to communicate a specific topic.

*You are given practical worksheets that offer guidance in developing such stories

*Jon includes a variety of stories he has developed over his years of youth ministry and offers them as a resource to any youth pastor/communicator.

And the best part is right now it’s on sale for $1.99 for the Kindle Edition and iBooks Edition.  Hurry, I’m not sure how long this price will last.

Today and tomorrow 3 of Francis Chan’s bestselling books free in ebook form, they are great books and I highly recommend them:

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Happy Easter!