Absolutely free for the next three days – Jan. 5, 6, and 7 – 2013. Get your copy today!
I’m very encouraged by what the LORD is doing with some of my writings. I have two books that are on the Kindle and are seeing some purchases already! Here’s the details:
A rolicking, rhyming, adventure – in the spirit of Dr. Seuss!
The Great Smizzmozzel Bash is a retelling the origin of the Great Smizzmozzel Bash, held every year in the Jungles of Boon!
Find out how the mysterious Smizzmozzel saves the day, the jungle, and the elephant King! Fun for the whole family!
Marriage was created by God to be a wonderful blessing, to every married couple and to the watching world… but time,sin, and our culture can make keeping your marriage in good repair difficult at best.
In The Marriage Improvement Project (MIP), Pastor Carey Green draws on the word of God, his own marriage, and years of pastoral and marriage counseling to teach some of the foundational truths of how God intends marriage to be.
The MIP is designed for spouses to complete separately (separate copies are helpful), with team projects to work on periodically together. In the MIP, you’ll explore…
• Marriage First • The Cleaving Principle • The Unity Principle • Communication is Key • Attacking Anger • The Husband’s Role
• The Wife’s Role • The Principle of Sexual Sanity
Both of these would make great Christmas Presents!
This morning as I was tooling around the I-tunes store seeking a new podcast to listen to, I found this! It’s my other blog’s podcast!
It’s under the podcasts>audio>Kids & Family>New & Noteworthy category!
If you’ve not checked out the Christian Home and Family Podcast – go do it now and help me spread the vision for Christ-centered homes!
A children’s book
I wrote it for my kids, and I don’t even remember what sparked the idea. I didn’t have any goal or purpose in mind for the “theme” of the book. I just wrote it. As you can tell, if you look it over, I was heavily influenced by Dr. Seuss, my childhood favorite. By the way, who DIDN’T like Dr. Seuss?
It’s called, “The Great Smizzmozzel Bash.” The original was bound in a 3-ring binder with the pages in sheet-protectors (we still have it at home). And all the illustrations were done using MS Paint (c) and a mouse.
Yes, it took a very, VERY long time.
Recently, for those same mysterious, unknown reasons as prompted me to write it in the first place – I got the urge to make it a bit more “professional” – so I set it up to be printed (paper-back). It’s now available… if you care to check it out – including a free ‘SNEAK PEAK” of the first part.
Lately my book, The Elder Training Handbook has been evoking a lot of interest…
The Elder Training Handbook is a hands-on, practical guide to identifying and assessing a man’s qualifications for church leadership. It’s designed as a one-on-one type mentoring tool, for an existing church leader (Pastor or Elder) to walk through the handbook WITH the candidate over a 1 year period (approximately).
As I have used it with up and coming leaders, it has proved helpful in processing the curriculum alongside them… so that I can see how the information is hitting their hearts and minds. That allows me to see their motivations, degree of maturity (to a point), and how discerning and wise they are in the scriptures and in life.
Here’s some “stats” on the book:
- Includes biblical instruction, examples, life application questions and “homework” assignments so that mentors can interact with the candidates about what they are learning, and the impact it is having on their heart.
- A self-paced study… suggested to be done over at least a 1 year time-frame.
- Complementarian in nature (see my beliefs page for a definition) – so men are the focus of this book’s training.
- This is a serious study, designed to challenge men to search their own heart and calling. The church is precious, and deserves the best leaders possible.
- The book is available in paperback, print edition AND pdf e-book formats.
- 170 pages (8.5 x 11).
Go see a “preview” copy of the book.
I’m taking an extended break from ministry activities
(a sabbatical) – so this is a pre-scheduled post for your edification.
I have to admit – I love a good story. I love stories that include elements of the supernatural (there’s so much we still can’t explain… except to say, “In the beginning, God…”). I love stories that mix the two.
In line with that bent, I played Dungeons and Dragons (c) when I was a kid (GASP!). I read fantasy novels (Piers Anthony, Isaac Assimov, others…). I loved the first Star Wars movies (the first one came out when I was around 8 years old).
But as a Christian parent, I’ve had to re-think a lot of that, because of the two extremes that have cropped up in modern Christianity (in America at least… I wonder if they are so concerned about it in Africa, or Asia, or Indonesia?) On the one side you get genuinely concerned parents, trying to appropriately lead their children to a right understanding of the world, the supernatural, and the mixture of the two. On the other, you find parents who are deathly afraid that their kid might hear about a person named Harry Potter and slide down the slippery slope into witchcraft and wizardry themselves.
So what’s a Christian parent to do?
Honestly, I think there’s WAY too much hype over this issue in some quarters, and not enough wise-thinking parents teaching their children HOW to think, rather than WHAT to think. So in that vein, I give you THIS article by N.D. Wilson on the subject. I found it very helpful!
Just a suggestion… “The Marriage Improvement Project” would make a great Christmas gift (one that really matters) for the couple in your life who could use some help understanding God’s design for marriage. E-book copies are free, and hard-copy is very affordable with discounts for multiple copies. You can find it at the “RESOURCE” page at the top of this blog!
I want to spend a good amount of my sabbatical time reading… for the sake of my own soul and for the sake of decompressing a very full mind and heart. Most of the books I’ve chosen so far I feel I’ve been “led to” by one means or another, and am eager to have the time to do some reading on a more “relaxed” level than is typical of me. Anyway, here’s the list so far…
The Spirit-Filled Church – by Terry Virgo
The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War by Andrew Roberts
How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One by Stanley Fish
Windows of the Soul: Experiencing God in New Ways by Ken Gire
The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath by Mark Buchannan
Writing for the Soul by Jerry Jenkins
Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin (no, I don’t expect to finish this one during the break!)
A bit ahead of schedule,
the Marriage Improvement Project has gone to print!
It’s available for purchase (hard-copy) and FREE download (E-book pdf).
This book is a hands-on, “get ‘er done” type of book… walking married couples through some of the foundational biblical truths upon which marriage is built! It is designed for couples to work through together, so two copies of the book are suggested! At a discounted price for two, anyone can afford this helpful, marriage-building resource!
Here’s the blurb from the back cover…
IS IT TIME FOR A MARRIAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT?
Marriage was created by God to be a wonderful blessing, to every married couple and to the watching world… but time, sin, and our culture can make keeping your marriage in good repair difficult at best. In The Marriage Improvement Project (MIP), Pastor Carey Green draws on the word of God, his own marriage, and years of pastoral and marriage counseling to teach some of the foundational truths of how God intends marriage to be. The MIP is designed for spouses to complete separately (separate copies are helpful), with team projects to work on periodically together. In the MIP, you’ll explore…
- Marriage First
- The Cleaving Principle
- The Unity Principle
- Communication is Key
- Attacking Anger
- The Wife’s Role
- The Husband’s Role
- The Principle of Sexual Sanity
You can order copies for yourself, or download the free E-book version by going to the FREE RESOURCES – GROWTH RESOURCES tab at the top of the page!
And please… help me get the word out about this resource!
I’m excited. Really excited! A book I’ve been working on for a couple of years is finally almost ready! The Marriage Improvement Project should be ready to “go to print” for hard copies, and be available for free download here on my blog site within the month.
My friend Craig is working on the final modifications to the book cover (I can’t believe how cool and great it looks!), and the text is in its final proofing phase. I’ve used this material in various forms over the last 4 years in my personal ministry and have found it to be very helpful and fruitful.
Please pray with me for the final steps in getting this book ready…