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July 1981


Recommended Reading

Monthly book reviews


Moving can almost be fun

Don't let the prospect of those boxes and barrels send you into a panic. All you need are some helpful hints from an expert of twenty-four moves, a little organization on your part, and presto, order from chaos!


Is your 'pick-me-up' letting you down?

That cup of coffee so many need in order to get going in the morning may be doing more than just getting the eyes open. In fact, the long list of health problems coffee seemingly causes is a real eye-opener.


Help for the sight and hearing impaired

The United Nations has designated 1981 as the International Year of Disabled Persons. Since 1899 an unusual organization, the Christian Record Braille Foundation, has expressed its Christian concern by providing devotional materials for the blind and deaf.


The devotional life of Brother Lawrence

The influence of a seventeenth-century Carmelite lay brother who practiced the presence of Christ reaches down into our day.



Roland R. Hegstad has some strong feelings about voting on Sunday. You may be surprised at the reasons for his stand. He also shares with us some encouraging statistics about religion in the U.S.S.R.


I believe in Jesus Christ

Raoul Dederen continues the series "This We Believe" with an examination of the central belief of the Christian faith—Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man, Creator, Redeemer, and Lord of lords.


Israel and the church

Does the New Testament represent the church as the new "Israel," the only heir to God's present and future covenant blessings, or does it keep Israel separate and distinct from the church?


Why so few successes?

With a shelf full of books on how to handle all kinds of difficult problems, why does a pastor find nothing but successful examples in the books and so few in his own ministry?


Sharing the ministry

Pastors need to teach both by example and word that ministry is not some optional phase of Christian living. A church may have only one pastor, but every member is a minister sharing responsibility with leadership.


How Churches Grow

Within the same denomination, some local congregations are growing while others are not. Why? A recent scientific sampling of white, black, and Hispanic Seventh-day Adventist churches across North America indicates some expected (and some unexpected) factors that definitely influence how a church grows.


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