(Releasing Sept. 2013)
It’s time to stop borrowing or faking your faith . . . own it!
The feature film Grace Unplugged tells the story of Grace Trey, an eighteen year-old small town pastor’s daughter who is also a phenomenal singer. But when she abruptly leaves home and finds instant Hollywood fame, the faith and relationships she grew up with are put to the test.
As seen in the movie, Own It challenges readers by asking what it means to really “own” your faith rather than just automatically or blindly following in the footsteps of friends or parents. Best-selling authors Michael and Hayley DiMarco will help you navigate what to do when faith meets real world challenges.
Renting, borrowing, or faking your faith is a waste of time. Own It is all about the supernatural reality that when you take hold of your faith, it’s really God’s love that takes hold of you.
When you become a God Guy, your life will never be the same.
The God Guy is the most amazing guy on earth. He loves God with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. He knows where he came from and where he is going. His life isn’t perfect–sometimes it’s messy. But what makes him different from just any guy is his relationship with the Creator of the universe. A God Guy isn’t just interested in God, he’s connected to him.
Learning to be a God Guy in every area of your life doesn’t have to be hard. Find out how a God Guy:
- finds true happiness
- knows himself
- knows how to communicate
- and knows God
Take a look at the life of a God Guy and see how becoming one will change your life for the better.
You’re on the path to becoming a God Guy. Here’s a daily map to guide each step.
The God Guy is always on a journey to becoming the man God created him to be. That means that every day, the God Guy needs time with his Creator to reflect on where he’s been, where he’s at, and where he’s going.
Devotions for the God Guy is your daily guide to choosing God’s way in every area of your life–from your thoughts and actions to your friends and faith. Each day of the year you’ll hear from God through his Word. Plus you’ll read a brief reflection from Michael DiMarco that unpacks spiritual truths about becoming a man of God.
You’re already on your way.
(Releases Sept. 2013)
The Big Picture is a gospel-centered book for teenagers and young adults that tells the story of the God who has always been with man and, through his Son and Spirit, always will. Best-selling authors Hayley and Michael DiMarco guide readers to be more aware of God’s presence with us today and better sense His call for us to make disciples of all nations.
The gospel didn’t begin in the New Testament. It was there, “In the beginning,” at the genesis of everything. Across the whole of human history, God’s grand narrative of love and redemption has been unfolding, a love gloriously displayed at the cross. This is the story of Jesus, and all history and Scripture point us to this good news.
Teenagers live in a world defined by pressure—and with no shortage of opinions on how they should handle it. In The Big Picture, teens will develop a bigger perspective of Scripture and how the story of Jesus Christ ties it all together and how He should be our main focus. Nothing brings life into focus like the gospel!
What if everything you’ve heard about purity wasn’t quite right?
True Purity isn’t only about waiting and keeping your body under wraps—it’s about being purely God’s in every way. Any desire that prevents you from giving God 100 percent of your life leads to impurity. But here’s the amazing truth about purity:
Purity isn’t something you achieve for yourself—your purity is really God’s job.
True purity is something that is yours solely because of the One who makes you pure. It’s when you embrace Jesus as your source of purity that God sees you as pure.
Hayley and Michael DiMarco show you what purity looks like not only when it relates to sex and your body, but also in every area of life. They explain how it involves all of your thoughts, desires, and actions. Because even the best intentions, pledges, rings, and willpower will never equal the true purity found in Christ.
You’re Never Too Old to Die Young
In a world that tempts you to chase happiness through self-centeredness, Michael and Hayley DiMarco shoot straight with you. Living for yourself will destroy you, and the only path to real life is through death to self. Here, the DiMarcos give you the rewarding (and sometimes counterintuitive) reasons for choosing to live for Jesus as you dig deep and bury yourself in Christ.
What do you fear?
Failure? Bullies? Pop quizzes? Abandonment? Natural disasters? Doing something embarrassing?
There’s a ton of stuff in this world that makes us fearful, stressed, and worried. Things that make us want to give up and hide. Things that make us doubt that God cares.
But the Brave around us aren’t somehow superhuman. They’ve just learned to have faith. Not in themselves, but in something–in Someone–much bigger than their fears.
Are you tired of being afraid? Want to be one of the Brave?
It might be easier than you think to conquer the fears that hold you back!
Graduation Day Is Independence Day!
It’s the day you’ve been waiting for. The day you graduate. The day you declare your independence. The beginning of a bright future where you are finally the one in charge of choosing your job, your classes, your career–your life. But there’s more to independence than getting to choose what you want to do.
While graduation brings new freedom, it also brings a whole new world filled with both opportunity and temptation. In Independence Day, bestselling author Michael DiMarco shares stories from his own rocky transition from high school to adulthood in order to help grads appreciate long-awaited freedoms, manage temptation, and make the most of new opportunities.
At this moment you have the chance to change your finances, your future, and your entire world. Michael DiMarco shows you how to do it with your eyes wide open.
Combining the clear everyday language of GOD’S WORD Translation with inspirational writing from bestselling author Michael DiMarco, the God Guy Bible is jam-packed with these timeless features:
Devotions and Bible study helps. We know that reading the Bible can be challenging. That’s why we’ve included lots of extra features to create a Bible that can grow with you.
- book intros including quick facts about the author, the audience, themes, and more
- profiles of God Guys you’ll find in the Bible
- prayers and “Know This” devotions to help you dive deeper into the Word each day
- “Ask Yourself” sidebars that encourage you to consider what the Bible means for your daily life
- a Quick Relief index of helpful verses on topics and issues you face every day
So what are you waiting for? If you’re looking for a Bible that grows with you as you become the man God meant you to be, then the God Guy Bible is for you!
It’s time to put your past in its place.
The past is part of your story. Whether it’s good or bad, the past shapes you into who you are. But it’s easy to get hung up on things that happened yesterday, or last week, or last year. And when you can’t get over the past, you can’t move on to the future.
Over It shows you how to pick yourself up, move on, and let God deal with it. With a potent combination of empathy, honesty, Scripture, and wit, Over It will lead you through true recovery.
If you’ve ever been the butt of a joke, the subject of a nasty rumor, or the one who took the blame, you need to get over it. If you’ve been lied to, dismissed, or betrayed, you need to get over it. With God’s help, you don’t have to let guilt, bitterness, resentment, or fear rule your life.