Life is not skipping from mountain peak to mountain peak. Everyone experiences pain. It is the common ground on which all humanity stands. This book presents some of the most tragic and painful situations of life and answers the hard question of “why” from a Christian perspective. The inspiration for this book comes from the sudden death of one of the co-author’s ten-year-old daughter, Ella, who loved “Green Hearts.” In addition to real-life stories of God’s goodness in the worst of times, topics include:
*Understanding and dealing with grief
*Questioning God during difficult times
*Helping someone who is grieving
*Surprising things God does during tragedy
*Answering the problem of pain, evil, and suffering
*Forgiving a person who has hurt you
“I have not known the depths of this kind of pain and grief in my own life but have watched others walk through it. Green Hearts is the kind of book I wan to share with those around me who are walking their own dificult journeys.”
—Denise Jones, Point of Grace
Prove it. This is the cry of a generation that is both skeptical of truth and hostile toward Christianity. Too many people are turning away from Christianity, and God, because they have questions and challenges that go unanswered. Because of this, Christianity is viewed by many as an insanity that is only for the weak-minded and misguided.
The purpose of this book is to introduce the basic concepts, contenders, and criticisms of Christianity and prepare the reader to provide a defense for the hope that is in them (1 Pet. 3:15). The importance of this book, and others like it, cannot be overstated from both a practical and an academic sense.
The local church has a serious responsibility to defend the basic concepts of the Christian faith but cannot keep up with the attacks without basic tools and training that will equip Christians to love people enough to answer their hard questions. Unless the church is equipped to deal with the intellectual mind that is rejecting the existence of God, the objective nature of truth, and the validity of miracles, a generation will be lost to the lies and confusion of false teaching. This book will enhance the readers’ potential in the areas of apologetics (pre-evangelism) and evangelism.
Dr. Norman Geisler wrote the foreword to Prove It which was published on Easter Sunday of 2015 though Dr. Ken Hemphill’s publishing company, Auxano Press. That morning, copies of the book were distributed to the entire Hyde Park Baptist Church congregation as a free gift. Dr. Cutchins then taught a group of hundreds of people through the entire book over eight weeks. Since then, thousands of copies of the book have been purchased. Christians across America, and around the world, have used this book to prepare themselves to defend the Christian faith. Prove It is currently being translated into three other languages and also has an accompaning small group curriculum that can be used by churches.
“Prove It by Stephen Cutchins is one of the best written, best organized, and most timely books to fill the need to provide a defense for our faith. Never has the evangelical church needed books like this more than today. Every pastor, every parent, every Sunday School teacher, and every youth worker needs this book. I highly recommend it.” Dr. Norman Geisler
Dr. Cutchins was a contributor to the Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook 2016 published by Thomas Nelson Publishing. Dr. Ken Hemphill put together a great team of contributors. Dr. Cucthins’ contribution is in the area of Christian Apologetics and deals with the Problem of Evil, Pain, and Suffering.
Sermons for a year. This trusted Nelson favorite has been updated and refreshed to equip today’s pastors. Organized for easy planning, Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook features full Sunday sermon options and sermon starters that follow the church calendar. New to this edition is an app that allows pastors to access content in a new and exciting way and lets them preach or teach directly from the device of their choice. Product also includes a CD-ROM so that pastors can customize content as needed and print Word Documents with ease.