Archives For identity in Christ

This is the landing page for my upcoming book Beyond the Battle: A man’s guide to his identity in Christ in an oversexualized world.  The book will be available in the Fall 2017, date TBD.  Books will sell on Amazon for $14.99 each or you can purchase in bulk from this page you are currently on (atacrossroads.net/beyond-the-battle).  The bulk prices will be 10 books for $100 or 30 books for $225 (shipping price will be added, or you can pick up from Lansing, MI).  The book will have its greatest impact when men read it along with other men.

Check out the free 6-week men’s small group video curriculum here. 

I’ll post updates on details here as they unfold.  You can also subscribe to my Author Newsletter to get details emailed to your inbox along with ways you can help with the book launch and forthcoming details on Beyond the Battle‘s parallel book for women, More than a Princess. 

I’d also love to come and speak at your church or special event (no fee), please contact me to make those arrangements.

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What if the battle you’re fighting has already been won?

 

As men fight for contentment in their marriages and singleness and our oversexualized world continues to pump out its false promises, what if the answer to your heart’s longing is not to try harder and fight better?  What if there’s something more to this battle than accountability, online filters, and training away the symptoms of the problem (as important as those things are)?

The good news is, there is more, and this victory has nothing to do with your ability to fight but rather your ability to rest.  The good news is God not only wants to take you to a place where you don’t lust, but where you no longer even desire it.

Beyond the Battle goes beyond surface level training to soul deep solutions.  By walking through what we’ve already been given in Jesus, we find the thirst of our souls can be met in who we are in Christ rather than in running to the next woman.

In Episode 19, the one-year anniversary episode for Behind the Curtain, Noah Filipiak interviews 11-time author Sarah Arthur.  Sarah’s book Walking with Frodo was the #1 bestselling youth resource in Christian publishing for the holiday season 2003, and #13 in all categories and Walking with Bilbo won the Logos Book Award at the Christian Booksellers Convention for Best Youth Book 2005.  Her most recent books include a 3-part devotional series that follow the Church liturgical calendar:  Between Midnight & Dawn, Light Upon Light & At the Still PointNoah and Sarah discuss the roller-coaster ride of succeeding and failing in the publishing world and how to discover spiritually healthy ways of measuring success in anything we do in life.  In a fast-forward world where everything is pressing and urgent, this interview examines how to rest in our identity as God’s kids and not let other voices determine our ultimate value.

You can listen to the interview with Sarah below via the Podbean Player or you can subscribe to all “Behind the Curtain” Ministry Podcast episodes on iTunes

Sarah’s website: www.SarahArthur.com

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Promo for Sarah’s most recent book Between Midnight & Dawn:

Romans 8:31  What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

1 Samuel 14:6 Perhaps the LORD will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few.”

Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

1 Corinthians 15:55, 57  “Where, O death, is your victory?
        Where, O death, is your sting?” … But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 John 5:4-5 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.  Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

What has God put on your heart?

Why aren’t you doing it?

What typically holds us back is fear.  Fear of what others will think of us.  Fear of not looking cool.  Fear of rejection.  Fear of failing.  What is failure anyway? Continue Reading…