Giant Sidewalk Sale

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The Corner Book Store is reducing our inventory! Hundreds of books, CDs, DVDs and gift items GREATLY reduced (up 80% off!!!) Lots of items in the $3 and 2$ price range.
Fiction, Christian Living books, Bible Reference Books, Bible Study Books, Children’s Books, Gift books and on and on and on!!
Sale starts Monday morning at 8am June 18, 2012.
Sale ends Friday June 22.
Free brewed coffee all week!!!

William Tyndale: A True Hero

Last month I read David Teems new biography of William Tyndale. A easy well-written biography that tells the story of 16th century martyr William Tyndale (1492-1536) who was the first person to translate the Bible into English. (Technically John Wycliffe was first, over a hundred year earlier, but that was in Middle English and had a limited influence on Tyndale’s translation and our Bibles today). On the other hand, much in our Bibles today (and the English language!) come directly from William Tyndale: phrases like “the author and finisher of our faith” and “I am the way, the truth, and the life” or “In my father’s house are many mansions” “seek and ye shall find” “Let not your hearts not be troubled” and on and on and on. Scholars estimate that 90% of the New Testament and 50% of the Old Testament come from Tyndale’s translation. This is all the more amazing when you consider that Tyndale did all this while on the run for his life from the church!! David Teems does a good job of keeping things moving and easy to follow. It’s quite a story including Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Desiderius Erasmus, Martin Luther and the ruthless and psychotic (in his obsession with capturing and burning Tyndale) Thomas More. William Tyndale a true hero for all time and eternity. (Come in the store and mention this post and get 20% off this book!)

Big Clearance Sale to Benefit Operation Clean Water

For the next two weeks, from January 22-February 3, 2012, all Christmas box cards and all Christmas items (gifts and books) are 50% off! And, we have Christmas CDs available for as low as $2 each.Plus, NOTW (Not of this World) Clothing are all 40% off!

We're clearing out our NOTW shirts - now 40% off.

Proceeds from this clearance sale will go to provide clean water and God’s Word around the world through Wycliffe’s Operation Clean Water. Come shop and help a great cause!

Read through the Bible in 2012

Read through the Bible in 2012! The Corner Bookstore’s Item of the Week for January 1-7 include all of our great resources to help you read through the entire Bible with multiple translation options in both the One Year style (reading a portion in the New Testament, Old Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs everyday) and Daily Bible style (reading the text in chronological order).

As the Item of the Week, 100% of the proceeds from any Bible in a Year books will help go to Wycliffe’s Operation Clean Water to bring others water and the Word. Learn more about this strategic global partnership – click here

Book of the Week – “I Still Believe” by Jeremy Camp

Jeremy Camp - I Still BelieveA leading artist on the contemporary Christian scene, Jeremy Camp has gained a sizable fan following. I Still Believe follows Jeremy’s life from growing up in Indiana and his struggles as a teen, to his love for his first wife Melissa and her untimely passing, to his growing music ministry and re-found hope and love in his wife Adrienne.

“We have choices when life hits us with tragedy or despair, crisis or loss. That’s the message of Jeremy Camp’s books, and it’s the reason you will find hope and healing by journeying through the pages of this story.”

–Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury,
from the Foreword

Purchase the Corner’s “Book of the Week” between 9/16 and 9/23 and 100% of the profit will go to Wycliffe’s Operation Clean Water. Read more about this new Calvary Reach Global Partnership – Click Here

Calvary + Wycliffe = Clean Water

Millions of people around the world, children and adults alike, don’t have clean water to drink, let alone for bathing or cooking. In many areas, it’s impossible for Bible translators to work because water is so unavailable.

No one can live without fresh, clean water. Where translators are able to work at all, their work is slowed down by the ceaseless quest, the desperate need, for clean water.

This is far more than just a problem for translation teams, however. Accessing clean water is a life-or-death struggle for multitudes of the people we are trying to reach with God’s Word—and many are losing this battle.

“It’s hard to share the hope of the gospel when they’re dying of physical thirst.” said one of Wycliffe’s volunteers.

In 2008, Wycliffe Associates launched Operation Clean Water to provide a solution to the problem that plagues many Bible translation projects – and prevents new ones from starting. Wycliffe Associates mobilizes skilled volunteers with a passion for Bible translation and brings them into the missionaries’ communities. The teams provide innovative solutions to water problems, fixing existing water systems, providing the expertise to build new ones, and training the communities to maintain them. They seek to develop water supplies at existing translation centers and bring clean water to isolated communities as a first step in starting a new translation.

As our missionaries work among people who have so little that life can easily become overwhelming and nearly impossible without a strong dependence on God. It’s hard to grasp a concept of poverty until you meet a real person who doesn’t have food to eat or clean water to drink. As translators demonstrate God’s love by meeting physical needs of the people, their hearts become more open to God’s message of hope through His written Word.

The Corner Bookstore at Calvary is partnering with REACH Global Missions and Wycliffe Associates to supply water for a thirsty world. There are two simple ways that you can be a part of bringing hope through water and the Word.

  1. When you purchase the “Book of the Week”, all proceeds will go towards supplying the funds for Wycliffe Associates Operation Clean Water partnerships.
  2. You can also make a direct donation in one of the buckets at The Corner.


this week’s new books!

 

 

Hell is Real (I Just Hate To Admit It) by Brian Jones (published by David C. Cook)
I know this doesn’t exactly sound like a fun book to read, but actually it very much was just that! I (Randy) couldn’t put it down. Jones keeps things interesting with some thoughtful and enlightening personal stories. Jones asks some very pointed questions worth asking like ‘If Hell is real, why don’t I believe it?’ This book is not a response to Rob Bell’s recent book and is not necessarily a defense of the doctrine of hell, but the book really shines when it comes to the closing chapters which are basically, ‘If hell is real, what should I do about it.’ Brian Jones shows some real insight at that point and shares some ideas worth considering. I think you will be happily surprised by his practical well reasoned hard-earned advice. Recommended. (Come in mentioned this post and get %15 off the retail price.)
Randy