New Release Books by Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family is the author of Degrees of Kelvin (2020), Light in the Lions' Den (2017), The Blended Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series) (2014), The Model Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series) (2014) and other 75 books.

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Degrees of Kelvin

release date: Jun 09, 2020
Degrees of Kelvin
This popular graphic novel (originally featured in Clubhouse magazine) entertains kids while helping them understand the importance of sharing their faith with others. Through this exciting and engaging story, kids will gain the confidence and skills they need to tell others about the love of Jesus. The story is a sci-fi parallel to the book of Acts and helps kids answer these common questions: "I'm a good person, why do I need God?" "I believe in a God, why do I need Jesus?" Kelvin has lived his entire life in space on a mining platform near the star Gliese 433, where his parents are engineers. During an outbreak of Centpowkian flu, ships from nearby colonies descend on Kelvin's home--bringing Laney and an alien named Nixblatt. Kelvin protects Nixblatt, helps him heal from an injury, and tells him about Jesus. Nixblatt then invites Kelvin and Laney to come to his world to tell his people about Jesus.

Light in the Lions' Den

release date: Feb 07, 2017
Light in the Lions' Den
When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure. With each book, readers are whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time. This easy-to-read adventure is number 19 in the successful series that has now sold over 500,000 books. The Imagination Station has been acting wonky for several adventures now, handing out the wrong gifts and traveling unexpected paths. Patrick and Beth must call upon their courage, strength, and resilience in order to help others and survive real dangers that threaten them as they travel through time and space to encounter the prophet Daniel and the deadly lions’ den.

The Blended Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series)

release date: Aug 12, 2014
The Blended Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series)
Can You Maintain Unity in Your Blended Relationship? Bringing two families together in matrimony can be joyful, and yet chaotic, too. In The Blended Marriage, find out how keeping Christ at the center of your relationship will help you navigate the unexpected twists and turns of remarriage. You will learn to rely on God's strength and wisdom to recognize God's role in bringing you and your spouse together and his plan for your marriage, and discover the importance of making faith in God's grace key in your life. This study contains four sessions, each with four main components: Tilling the Ground Planting the Seed Watering the Hope Harvesting the Fruit All new relationships face hurdles, but with Christ at the helm, you can rise above challenges in your beautifully blended marriage. "We often hear that the institution of marriage is suffering. But there is good news, too! By submitting their relationships to God and seeking out the right resources, married couples can know what it means to truly thrive. That's what Focus on the Family's Marriage Series is all about. Whether you're in a small group, a mentoring relationship, or you just want to study as a couple, this series can transform your marriage for the better."--Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family "Marriage is an amazing adventure--filled with excitement, joy, and challenges. Focus on the Family's Marriage Series examines God's gift of marriage in all of its wonderful dimensions. I consider it a privilege to be involved with this important set of relationship-strengthening resources."--Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries, Focus on the Family

The Model Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series)

release date: Aug 12, 2014
The Model Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series)
The More You Give in Love . . . The More You Live in Love Jesus modeled real love for His people on earth, leaving an example of self-sacrifice like none other. In The Model Marriage, consider the roles of courage, strength, and nobility in a healthy marriage; uncover the mysterious power in that sticky word: submission; learn what it means to display a selfless spirit in marriage; and understand why you are called to love like Jesus in your relationship with each other. This study contains four sessions, each with four main components: Tilling the Ground Planting the Seed Watering the Hope Harvesting the Fruit Marriage is about discovering that deep joy comes from following Jesus' example of loving another . . . with a sacrificial love. "We often hear that the institution of marriage is suffering. But there is good news, too! By submitting their relationships to God and seeking out the right resources, married couples can know what it means to truly thrive. That's what Focus on the Family's Marriage Series is all about. Whether you're in a small group, a mentoring relationship, or you just want to study as a couple, this series can transform your marriage for the better."--Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family "Marriage is an amazing adventure--filled with excitement, joy, and challenges. Focus on the Family's Marriage Series examines God's gift of marriage in all of its wonderful dimensions. I consider it a privilege to be involved with this important set of relationship-strengthening resources."--Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries, Focus on the Family

Journey to the Manger Advent Calendar

release date: Sep 01, 2015
Journey to the Manger Advent Calendar
Take your family on a fun-filled journey to the manger this Christmas season! Learn more about Bible characters related to the Nativity and help teach your children about the true meaning of Christmas. Dive into each day of Advent with devotions and activities that will engage the entire family. Packed full of fun activities, Journey to the Manger Advent Calendar includes an Advent poster, Bible character stickers, readings, kids’ puzzles, and more!

Raising Kingdom Kids Group Video Experience + Study Guide

release date: Dec 18, 2014
Raising Kingdom Kids Group Video Experience + Study Guide
Most of us believe passionately in contributing to our children's physical, social, and intellectual development. We make sure they have clothes and shelter. We try to see that they eat right, get enough sleep, and monitor their friendships. We also do everything possible to make sure they succeed at school. Featuring the inspiring teaching of Dr. Tony Evans, this six-week DVD-based curriculum calls and instructs parents to raise God-following children who are also spiritually strong and prepared to take on the assignments God has for their lives. Contains practical examples and illustrations to help parents grow kids' faith, with specific instruction in the power of prayer, wisdom, love of God's Word, getting through trials, controlling the tongue, developing patience, and the surrender of service. Sessions include the following: 1. Understanding Kingdom Parenting 2. Establishing a Kingdom Mind-set 3. Transferring Kingdom Blessings 4. Cultivating a Kingdom Atmosphere 5. Instilling Kingdom Virtues 6. Developing a Kingdom Legacy

The Surprising Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series)

release date: Aug 12, 2014
The Surprising Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series)
Is Your Marriage as Dynamic and Exciting as it Could Be? Remember how you felt on your wedding day? As newlyweds? God wants your life together to become more exciting as time goes on. In The Surprising Marriage, discover the joys of a faith journey together, learn how to pass on to your children the legacy of a Christ-centered marriage, find ways to celebrate your differences--rather than fighting against each other, and realize how a marriage filled with life and love reflects God's glory. This study contains four sessions, each with four main components: Tilling the Ground Planting the Seed Watering the Hope Harvesting the Fruit Your marriage was designed to flourish as it ages. As you seek God's will together, you will find that you can have a relationship . . . filled with life! "We often hear that the institution of marriage is suffering. But there is good news, too! By submitting their relationships to God and seeking out the right resources, married couples can know what it means to truly thrive. That's what Focus on the Family's Marriage Series is all about. Whether you're in a small group, a mentoring relationship, or you just want to study as a couple, this series can transform your marriage for the better."--Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family "Marriage is an amazing adventure--filled with excitement, joy, and challenges. Focus on the Family's Marriage Series examines God's gift of marriage in all of its wonderful dimensions. I consider it a privilege to be involved with this important set of relationship-strengthening resources."--Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries, Focus on the Family

The Giving Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series)

release date: Aug 12, 2014
The Giving Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series)
Even When the Fairytale Takes an Unexpected Turn, There Is Hope Marriage isn't always what we expect, but the beautiful thing is--it can be what God intended. In The Giving Marriage, learn how to discuss the deep ramifications of adultery and how to deal with them, find ways to demonstrate the love of Christ to an unbelieving or spiritually rebellious spouse, discover the joy in serving a suffering spouse, and delve into the lives of scriptural heroes who obeyed God when it wasn't comfortable or easy. This study contains four sessions, each with four main components: Tilling the Ground Planting the Seed Watering the Hope Harvesting the Fruit As you study the cornerstones of a godly marriage--caring, sharing, and forgiving--you will learn that you can find hope again. "We often hear that the institution of marriage is suffering. But there is good news, too! By submitting their relationships to God and seeking out the right resources, married couples can know what it means to truly thrive. That's what Focus on the Family's Marriage Series is all about. Whether you're in a small group, a mentoring relationship, or you just want to study as a couple, this series can transform your marriage for the better."--Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family "Marriage is an amazing adventure--filled with excitement, joy, and challenges. Focus on the Family's Marriage Series examines God's gift of marriage in all of its wonderful dimensions. I consider it a privilege to be involved with this important set of relationship-strengthening resources."--Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries, Focus on the Family

The Covenant Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series)

release date: Aug 12, 2014
The Covenant Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series)
When it comes to marriage advice, do you know who to trust? All marriages can benefit from a strong and faithful role model. With so many advice-givers, though, how do you know the best to follow? In The Covenant Marriage, discover how marriage mirrors God's commitment to His people, realize a biblical picture of what a commitment to your spouse should look like, reflect on how tradition draws you to a deeper understanding of marriage, and revisit the covenant you made when you said, "I do." This study contains four sessions, each with four main components: Tilling the Ground Planting the Seed Watering the Hope Harvesting the Fruit By delving into God's covenant with His people, you will discover a trusted advisor, and a clear picture of how your marriage was divinely designed to look. "We often hear that the institution of marriage is suffering. But there is good news, too! By submitting their relationships to God and seeking out the right resources, married couples can know what it means to truly thrive. That's what Focus on the Family's Marriage Series is all about. Whether you're in a small group, a mentoring relationship, or you just want to study as a couple, this series can transform your marriage for the better."--Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family "Marriage is an amazing adventure--filled with excitement, joy, and challenges. Focus on the Family's Marriage Series examines God's gift of marriage in all of its wonderful dimensions. I consider it a privilege to be involved with this important set of relationship-strengthening resources."--Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries, Focus on the Family

The Communicating Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series)

release date: Aug 12, 2014
The Communicating Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series)
Learn to Communicate Well--Your Marriage Is Worth It! Consistent, open communication strengthens and protect marriages. Yet this area of relationships is often misunderstood, underutilized, and undervalued. The Communicating Marriage will help you realize the importance of declaring your love for each other openly, learn the value in dealing with concerns early, find freedom in expressing your emotions in the safe haven of your marriage, and discover the bounty in remembering the past and dreaming for your future. This study contains four sessions, each with four main components: Tilling the Ground Planting the Seed Watering the Hope Harvesting the Fruit By learning the art of communicating, you will steadily and surely strengthen your marriage. "We often hear that the institution of marriage is suffering. But there is good news, too! By submitting their relationships to God and seeking out the right resources, married couples can know what it means to truly thrive. That's what Focus on the Family's Marriage Series is all about. Whether you're in a small group, a mentoring relationship, or you just want to study as a couple, this series can transform your marriage for the better."--Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family "Marriage is an amazing adventure--filled with excitement, joy, and challenges. Focus on the Family's Marriage Series examines God's gift of marriage in all of its wonderful dimensions. I consider it a privilege to be involved with this important set of relationship-strengthening resources."--Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries, Focus on the Family

The Family Project

release date: Jul 16, 2014
The Family Project
We all know what families look like when they’re broken. But how were they meant to look? Authors Glenn Stanton and Leon Wirth rediscover the Creator’s majestic plan behind this essential, endangered institution—and bring it down to earth with practical application for every spouse and parent. This book is an extension of Focus on the Family’s much-anticipated The Family Project, a 12-week church and small group series that will change the way moms, dads, wives, and husbands see themselves—and help them build healthy households from the best blueprint of all. While following the topic outline of The Family Project curriculum, this book stands alone and delves into the subject areas more deeply. It provides a solid exploration of God’s design and the transformative purpose of biblical families, and also offers down-to-earth helps for living out God’s design in your own family, along with inspiration for helping others do the same.

The Family Project Devotional

release date: Jun 20, 2014
The Family Project Devotional
The Family Project Devotional offers a year of powerful inspiration and biblical application to spouses and parents. Taking biblical admonitions, such as to bear one another’s burdens and to encourage one another, this devotional then applies them specifically to family life. For each of the 52 weeks, this devotional offers The week’s title and topic An opening prayer Scripture readings for each day, plus a featured verse of the week Reflection questions or an activity for each day A summary of the biblical teachings Quotable quotes Closing prayer This devotional complements Focus on the Family’s much-anticipated The Family Project, a curriculum designed to change the way moms, dads, wives, and husbands see themselves—and to help them build healthy households from the best blueprint of all.

Kingdom Woman Group Video Experience

release date: Dec 25, 2013
Kingdom Woman Group Video Experience
When a Kingdom Woman retires for the evening, a frustrated and worn out devil ought to be saying, “We messed with the wrong woman today.” This study guide is a companion resource to the video small-group study (9781624052095) based on the bookKingdom Woman (9781589977433), which instructs every Christ-following woman on how to tap into the power of God as she finds and fulfills the purpose for which God has fashioned her. A Kingdom Woman embraces a simple premise: unless a Kingdom rests firmly under the authority of the ruler, anarchy reigns. That's why a Kingdom Woman always seeks to align herself and operate under the authority of God—in every area of life. With practical insights and applications from coauthor Chrystal Evans Hurst, Tony Evans explains how that process can unleash new purpose, power, and possibilities—in both the lives of Kingdom Women and those they love. This curriculum can be covered in about six weeks. There are three different products, each sold separately: The hardcover book, Kingdom Woman (9781589977433) The video small-group study, Kingdom Woman Group Video Experience (9781624052095) This study guide (9781624052101). This study guide is to be used in conjunction with theKingdom Woman Group Video Experience. For more information on the hardcover book or the video small-group study, see the product description for each.

The Passionate Marriage

release date: Aug 05, 2014
The Passionate Marriage
In a Christ-Centered Marriage, True Passion Can Thrive Sparks of passion can lead to marriage, but what happens when life throws sand on the embers? Is there a secret to maintaining passion through the decades? In The Passionate Marriage, understand what biblical married love should be, learn why total intimacy was especially designed for marriage, find out how infidelity can begin in seemingly harmless ways, and discover why God's deep love for His people is often referred to as the divine romance. This study contains four sessions, each with four main components: Tilling the Ground Planting the Seed Watering the Hope Harvesting the Fruit With Christ at the center of your union, you can have a thriving, passionate relationship long into the future. "We often hear that the institution of marriage is suffering. But there is good news, too! By submitting their relationships to God and seeking out the right resources, married couples can know what it means to truly thrive. That's what Focus on the Family's Marriage Series is all about. Whether you're in a small group, a mentoring relationship, or you just want to study as a couple, this series can transform your marriage for the better."--Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family "Marriage is an amazing adventure--filled with excitement, joy, and challenges. Focus on the Family's Marriage Series examines God's gift of marriage in all of its wonderful dimensions. I consider it a privilege to be involved with this important set of relationship-strengthening resources."--Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries, Focus on the Family

The Fighting Marriage

release date: Jul 24, 2014
The Fighting Marriage
All long-term relationships face challenges and conflict—even marriages. Especially marriages. How can you deal with those conflicts in a godly and healing way? In The Fighting Marriage, uncover the causes of conflict, learn how to have a “good” fight, find ways to keep talking, and discover the art of confronting in a caring and loving way. This study contains four sessions, each with four main components: Tilling the Ground: personal questions Planting the Seed: studying the Word Watering the Hope: personal application and review Harvesting the Fruit: action steps

The Power of Love

release date: Jan 03, 2011
The Power of Love
In Essentials of Parenting: The Power of Love, authorities like Dr. Bob Barnes, Julie Ann Barnhill, and Carey Casey show how to enrich and enjoy the bond between your child and yourself. You'll also discover that when it comes to passing along your faith and values, a good relationship with your son or daughter is the sharpest tool in every parent's toolbox. Featuring expert advice from Gary Thomas, Carey Casey, Dr. Juli Slattery, Dr. Greg Smalley, Dr. Bob Barnes, and Julie Barnhill. Includes a 6-session DVD and a Resource CD-ROM. Participant's Guide also sold separately.

Does God Exist? Discussion Guide

release date: Mar 01, 2012
Does God Exist? Discussion Guide
Can we prove the existence of God, or are we left to grapple in the dark and take blind leaps of faith about what we believe? Everyone asks these questions, and maybe you think you have the answers. But can you defend your beliefs when peers and professors are challenging your worldview? Dr. Stephen Meyer helps you examine the evidence and provides the tools needed to defend your faith and make it your own. This 64-page full-color discussion guide is designed to be used with the TrueU: Does God Exist? DVD kit (978-1-58997-339-8). Sold separately, this book is filled with discussion questions designed to dig deeper into the ten 30-minute lessons featured on the DVDs. As you examine and discuss the evidence, you will be better equipped to defend your faith in an increasingly hostile culture. This book is also available in a 10-pack (978-1-58997-116-5).

Is the Bible Reliable?

release date: Jan 24, 2011
Is the Bible Reliable?
The Bible claims to be the direct revelation of our Creator. So if the biblical record is true, it is a primary means by which the God of the universe has revealed Himself to mankind. However, if it can be proved false, then the God of whom it speaks is simply one more pretender in the assembly of gods that man has created. In Is the Bible Reliable? Dr. Stephen Meyer challenges you to examine the historical and archaeological evidence to determine for yourself the veracity and accuracy of biblical Scripture. Is the Bible true? You decide. Includes group discussion questions, creative exercises to help participants gain a greater understanding, and sidebars with background information that expand on the DVD content. This discussion guide is to be used in conjunction with the TrueU: Is the Bible Reliable? DVDs.

Raising Kids With a Faith That Lasts

release date: Jan 03, 2011
Raising Kids With a Faith That Lasts
In Essentials of Parenting: Raising Kids with a Faith That Lasts, you’ll discover how to use family fun, everyday conversations, and meaningful milestone markers to launch your child’s relationship with God. The program starts with a lively DVD presentation (the DVD is part of the full kit) from some of today’s top experts—Dr. Tim Kimmel, Dr. Greg Smalley, Rev. Mark Holmen, and Larry Fowler. Here’s what you’ll find inside: discussion questions to get you thinking and talking, creative exercises to help you better understand your child and yourself, Scripture input to keep you on track, down-to-earth advice from experienced mentors, and “Next Step” activities for practicing what you’ve learned.

Higher Love

release date: Sep 01, 2009
Higher Love
In Higher love, you will see your partnership from God's perspective. Gary Thomas and Del Tackett reveal how praying and serving together, listening to your mate's emotions, and dropping mistaken beliefs can bring you closer on your spiritual journey together.

Be Prepared Participant's Guide

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Be Prepared Participant's Guide
Being a kid today is risky business. So is raising one. From Internet porn to drugs to eating disorders, the dangers leave many parents panicked, overprotective, or defeated. But when the Creator of children looks at your family, He doesn’t just see the challenges; He sees victory waiting to happen. In Essentials of Parenting: Be Prepared, you’ll explore ways to help kids stand firm in a world that seems to be crumbling. Use with the corresponding Essentials of Parenting: Be Prepared DVD. HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL FIND INSIDE: Discussion questions to get you thinking and talking, creative exercises to help you better understand your child and yourself, scripture input to keep you on track, down-to-earth advice from experienced mentors, and “Next step” activities for practicing what you’ve learned.

Handle with Care

release date: Sep 01, 2009
Handle with Care
In Handle with care, you and your spouse will discover new, yet Bible-based, ways to beat marriage busters like anger, depression, sexual issues, and financial battles, the biggest threats couples face today.

Women of Purpose

release date: Sep 02, 2005
Women of Purpose
Study #7 in the Focus on the Family Women’s Bible Study Series, Women of Purpose will help women deal with the issues of purpose, direction and contentment in a Biblically-based and relevant way. Provides the opportunity for women to reconnect with their Savior and one another through Bible study, prayer, fellowship and activities.

Created Beautiful

release date: Jun 10, 2005
Created Beautiful
Seventh in the Focus on the Family Women's Bible Study Series, Created Beautiful guides women through a path of discovering their true beauty and worth in Christ and addresses issues that surround a woman's perception of her body. Provides the opportunity for women to reconnect with their Savior and one another through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and activities.

Experiencing Spiritual Growth

release date: Mar 01, 2005
Experiencing Spiritual Growth
One of the greatest joys of being a child of God is that He asks us to grow in Him! When we nurture a deeper relationship with our Father, we cultivate the spiritual fruit described in Galatians 5:22-23: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. These attributes are what make stronger women, stronger Christians and stronger testaments to the grace and glory of God. The Focus on the Family Women's Series is exactly what women's ministries are looking for a complete program designed to meet the needs of women of all ages.

Who Did You Really Marry? Participant's Guide

release date: Sep 01, 2009
Who Did You Really Marry? Participant's Guide
In Who did you really marry, you and your spouse will discover how two very different people can become "one" as God intended as it reveals how even opposites get along, communicate, and resolve disagreements, and explains the five "love languages that bring couples closer.

Pause, Recharge, Refresh

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Pause, Recharge, Refresh
Contains 365 conversational devotions , including devotions for special days of the year.

The Focus on the Family Women's Ministry Guide (Focus on the Family Women's Series)

release date: Aug 19, 2004
The Focus on the Family Women's Ministry Guide (Focus on the Family Women's Series)
Now You Can Lead the Women in Your Church on a Journey of Fellowship and Fun! In America today, Christian churches are held together through the prayer and service of women--yet many of these women are overwhelmed and in need of a break so that they can reconnect with the Lord. That's why Focus on the Family has combined the best features of women's ministries and created these new resources to give women of all ages a chance to get together for quality time with each other--and with God. The essential principles in this guide were specially selected to help you lead a ministry that comprises women from different generations and backgrounds. Even if you've never led a group before, you can successfully start, run, and grow a women's ministry with the step-by-step guidelines in this manual. Help the women in your church join together for a journey of laughter and growth in Christ.

The Blessings of Friendships

release date: Aug 19, 2004
The Blessings of Friendships
Study #4 in the Focus on the Family Women’s Bible Study Series. This study will help women build godly relationships with one another and experience the joy and support that comes from bearing each other's burdens and lifting one another up in prayer. Provides the opportunity for women to reconnect with their Savior and one another through Bible study, prayer, fellowship and activities.

Your Child

release date: Aug 01, 2005
Your Child
Parenthood is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences most of us will ever have! But in the middle of busy days, runny noses, and carpooling, we sometimes forget to enjoy the journey. Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, is here with answers, insight, and solutions to one of the biggest challenges every parent encounters: discipline. Essentials of Disciplinefeatures the most up-to-date research on parenting, humorous animated vignettes, “mom (and dad) on the street” interviews, and the kind of practical, approachable teaching that can only come from America’s most trusted authority on parenting issues, Dr. James Dobson. As you lead an Essentials of Disciplinestudy and discussion group, you’ll be helping other concerned adults acquire the practical understanding, dynamic biblical principles, and encouragement they need to shape their child’s will without breaking his or her spirit, and feel confident in the ability to handle discipline in a positive way.
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