Category Archives: Books

Practical Guide to Bible Study (Portuguese)

Jon Gary Williams wrote and published the book, A Practical Guide to Bible Study. We translated it into Brazilian Portuguese and published it in 2018.

The paperback has a full-color cover, with 101 pages, done in high-quality printing. It was printed in Brazil. We’ve had requests on how to get a copy outside of Brazil.

To order a copy of the book outside of Brazil, do this:

  • Send US$15.00 (per book copy) to our PayPal account.
  • Email us with your complete mailing address, including full zip code.

International snail mail is taking weeks to arrive, so please be patient. Contact us if you’ve not received it after two months.

For other books in Portuguese see our website for Projeto Alcance.

Reader wants second copy. Why not order two copies right off the bat?

One reader hasn’t even finished the book, The Right Kind of Christianity, but already is planning on buying another copy.

I would like to order another copy to share with my congregation, since I underline and write a lot in my copy.

A great idea! Order two already, so you can make your notes in your copy and pass on the other one to someone else. Order HERE.

Time is not your enemy

Following is an excerpt from the book, Choose!

We see time as the enemy. Something we work against. Something that works against us, robs us of life, cheats us out of youth, health, and happiness. Milton called time “the subtle thief of youth.”

We consider time the upturned hourglass whose last grains of sand fall through the aperture while we watch helplessly. A fleeing rabbit to be chased and, by some miracle, trapped.

Yesterday holds a log of lingering woes and fading memories. Tomorrow appears a gathering storm or the bottomless pit of our good intentions. Today we fight a fog of uncertainty clogging along in our daily routine.

But our despair about time wastes it. The Now is where we live. This moment is not merely “all we have,” as if it were little enough, but the gift of God to enjoy, the plenitude of life’s possibilities, the flower in full bloom.

Today draws loved ones near, the present makes plans come to fruition, this moment breathes the air of all that is.

Mick Jaggar, not my favorite philosopher, said, “Time is on my side, yes it is.” He’s right, if I choose today.

The choice, then: to fritter time away by the minute and hour, or to choose today as my day to live, to shine, to love, to laugh.

Choose! makes a great personal or group study, with questions at the end of each of its 13 chapters. Get it here.

Which of the 13 choices would you highlight as essential?

choosefrontcoverpA sister in Christ bought 100 copies of the Choose book for a ladies day. In order to present the book to the participants, she asked author J. Randal Matheny a couple of questions about the book.

Q: Often we see books that address a problem this way: “If you’re feeling “______,” then read “________,” as a tool to make you feel or do better somehow. You address a different way to approach this area. What inspired you to write about choices, and specifically 13 of them? Continue reading

The one Bible book churches study most

During my almost two months in the US in May and June, I visited not a few congregations. Some I reported to, others I visited. Of those, perhaps a dozen or more, three were studying the book of Acts in their classes.

Considering there are 66 books in the Bible, it would seem that this observation of mine would be statistically significant. Acts is the book churches study most.

Though I wouldn’t put it in such terms, that someone has called the book of Acts the “hub of the Bible” testifies how highly the brotherhood regards this history of the church. Continue reading

In Search of Perfection: Studies from Job, by Michael E. Brooks

Book of JobTitle: In Search of Perfection
Subtitle: Studies from Job
Author: Michael E. Brooks
Release date: January 2007
Subject: Textual and thematic studies from Job, using selected texts.
Pages: 168.
Chapters: 21
ISBN: 0-945441-13-4
Scripture quotations: NASB
List price: $9.99 plus shipping and handling

See more information on the product page.


Forthright’s Crazy Christmas sale

Prices are slashed to 50%. This offer good until Dec. 31.

Choices: $6 + 2.95 shipping = $8.95
Covenant Marriage $5 + 2.95 shipping = $7.95
Discovering the Kingdom $4 + 2.95 shipping = $6.95
In Search of Perfection $5 + 2.95 shipping = $7.95
Most Important Question $5 + 2.95 shipping = $7.95
Twice as Much Husband $7 + 2.95 shipping = $9.95

For information about the books, see this PDF file.

Visitor reads salvation book, is baptized

book on salvationAuthor and preacher Richard Mansel wrote today:

I just completed speaking in a gospel meeting in Savannah, Ga. The lessons were well received and we finished the meeting with a baptism last night. A visitor came to every service, listened attentively, bought my book on salvation and came forward on the last night. We were thrilled!

The Most Important Question, by Richard Mansel

book about salvationForthright Press’ newest release: The Most Important Question: What Must I Do to Be Saved?, by Richard Mansel.

Richard explores in clear language the answer from the Bible about what is necessary for every person’s salvation. From descriptions of our need, to the work of the cross and our response, the 26 concise chapters trace the path of faith. With discussion questions at the end of every chapter, the book is an ideal study guide for individuals and small groups.

Subtitle: What Must I Do to Be Saved?
Author: Richard Mansel Continue reading