adults

Here we have gathered resources we think you will enjoy and find meaningful. Our suggestions are geared for any adult for their personal journey. Parent focused resources can be found on our Families page. 


video series

  • With You Today (Video Series)

    With You Today is an ongoing video series of 2 minute messages of insight and encouragement produced by a variety of Jesus followers from New Life. 

apps


  • centering prayer (mobile app)

    The Centering Prayer mobile app supports one’s daily prayer practice. Beautiful, elegant and peaceful, the app includes an adjustable timer, as well as opening and closing prayer options that may be read before and after Centering Prayer. An assortment of sounds and backgrounds allow one to choose the type of environment for the prayer time. Brief instructions for learning Centering Prayer are also included.

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    (Spanish-language versions are also available.)


  • youversion bible app

    YouVersion creates biblically centered, culturally relevant experiences that encourage and challenge people to seek God throughout each day including video messages, devotions and prayers.  Listen to, read or study the Bible in many different translations.

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  • bible gateway (Mobile app)

    Take the Bible with you wherever you go. Get to know your Bible better. Take notes, highlight important verses and get daily devotions.

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  • Calm (app)

    The Calm App is a helpful guide for you to improve your sleep and reduce anxiety featuring meditation, sleep aid, gentle movement, stretching and music. This app will help you focus, relax, and sleep. There are more than 100 guided meditations included.

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  • headspace (app)

    If you are looking for an app that will teach and guide you in the art & science of meditation then look no further than Headspace. The Headspace App has a very unique teaching style using animations, articles and videos that simplify meditation and actually make it fun.

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podcasts

  • CRAIG GROESCHEL LEADERSHIP (PODCAST)

    The Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast offers personal, practical coaching lessons that take the mystery out of leadership. In each episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, Craig brings you empowering insights and easy-to-understand takeaways you can use to lead yourself and lead your team. You’ll learn effective ways to grow as a leader, optimize your time, develop your team, and structure your organization.

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  • THE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT (PODCAST)

    The Global Leadership Summit Podcast brings world-class leadership training to your smartphone, tablet and computer! In this twice-monthly podcast, you will learn from the world’s top leadership experts as they share insight on topics such as self-leadership, vision and organizational growth. With fresh, actionable and inspiring content, The GLS Podcast is the perfect resource for leaders on-the-go.

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  • THEOLOGY IN THE RAW – BY PRESTON SPRINKLE (PODCAST)

    In quick and dirty 20-25 minute episodes, Preston takes a fresh look at what the Bible really says, as he challenges opinions and traditions--yes, even his own. Homosexuality, sex, porn, drinking, immigration, racial tensions, violence, ISIS, Trump, guns, patriotism, you name it. If it's of interest, you can expect Preston to address it. Think of it as theology for the rest of us.

    Available in Apple Podcasts Podcast or through his podcast website.

  • HOW LEADERS LEAD WITH DAVID NOVAK (PODCAST)

    David Novak hosts real leadership conversations with the best in business, sports and entertainment to talk about how they get such incredibly good things done and how they are making a difference in their communities. David, a former co-founder and CEO himself, has been asking great questions and learning from top leaders his whole life. Now he brings those leadership learnings to you in How Leaders Lead with David Novak. Available in Apple Podcast or Google Podcasts Google Logo

  • UNLOCKING US WITH BRENE BROWN (PODCAST)

    If you are looking for an app that will teach and guide you in the art & science of meditation then look no further than Headspace. The Headspace App has a very unique teaching style using animations, articles and videos that simplify meditation and actually make it fun.

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  • THE WAY I HEARD IT WITH MIKE ROWE (PODCAST)

    All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew -- from pop-culture to politics from Hollywood to History... The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe -- short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.

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  • THE PLACE WE FIND OURSELVES BY ADAM YOUNG (PODCAST)

    The Place We Find Ourselves features private practice therapist Adam Young (LCSW, MDiv) and interview guests as they discuss all things related to story, trauma, attachment, and interpersonal neurobiology. Listen in as Adam unpacks how trauma and abuse impact the heart and mind, as well as how to navigate the path toward healing, wholeness, and restoration.

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books

  • Well Beginnings (ebook)

    Well Beginnings is a fresh and new series of guided exercises. Part mediation, part prayer, and part scripture, each episode is designed to provide a calming and invigorating start for the day. It’s currently available as an ebook, and is the product of 2 Christians with more than 50 years of combined Christian experience.

    30 Days of Well Beginnings

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  • heaven

    Heaven: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything the Bible Says About Our Eternal Home. As its name suggests, Heaven is a book that explores from a Biblical perspective what life in heaven might be like. Randy Alcorn has invested years of research to write this book that expands our horizons, increases our understanding, and prods our imaginations as we consider what life after this life might look like.

  • The Story: The Bible as one continuing story of God and His people

    The Story provides a fascinating way to read through the entire plotline of the Bible. Rather than the usual 66 books that are not in chronological order and often duplicate each other, this book tells the story of the Bible from start to finish in narrative form using primarily the words from the New International Version translation. It contains 39 chapters, and it can easily be read in 39 days by reading only 1 chapter per day.

  • The Cure: What if God isn’t who you think He is and neither are you?

    The Cure: What if God isn't who you think He is and neither are you? — John Lynch, Bruce McNicol, and Bill Thrall collaborate to write this book that follows the story of a person who becomes a Christian and then begins to get confused about how to properly live this new life. Confronted with two completely different (but very common) paths, he eventually journeys down both. This book chronicles the different experiences on each path and the light that Jesus and the Bible sheds on why the experiences and results in life are so different.

  • All The Places To Go, How Will You Know?

    All The Places To Go, How Will You Know? God has placed before you an open door: What will you do? — John Ortberg takes a fresh look at what God’s will is, why we can get confused about it, and how to live confidently in this life without fear of somehow missing God’s will.

  • the Circle maker

    The Circle Maker: praying circles around your biggest dreams and greatest fears. — This inspiring book uses the story of Honi, an ancient Jewish sage, to illustrate what amazing things happen when we pray boldly. Awesome stories from author and pastor Mark Batterson echo how God’s promises and dreams come alive in us through prayer.

  • everybody always

    Bob Goff is a larger than life character and great story teller.  Everybody Always will challenge you to see new dimensions in what it means to love everybody regardless of your or their situation.  Of course this is only possible as God acts through us, which Bob Goff wrote this book, to reveal the truth of God's love.  Prepare to be entertained, challenged and have your perspective changed.


  • the purpose driven life

    Rick Warren is pastor of a mega church who has also experienced great loss.  The Purpose Driven Life is his 40 day guide to growing closer to God.  With helpful daily summaries including a verse to remember and a question to ponder, this book is a helpful guide to having your own spiritual journey.

  • The jesus i never knew

    In the Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey cuts through existing views and preconceptions of Jesus--citing opinions from church history, modern history, and popular culture; discussing how different people and cultures view Jesus; dissecting popular quotes about Jesus; and much more--and he offers a more accurate perspective by pointing us back to the Bible. If you would like to see and connect with Jesus in a new way, check out what Yancy has to offer.

  • sacred pathways

    In Sacred PathwaysGary Thomas details nine spiritual temperaments and--like the Enneagram and other tools do with personality--encourages you to investigate the ways you most naturally express yourself in your relationship with God. He encourages you to dig into the traits, strengths, and pitfalls in your devotional approach so you can eliminate the barriers that keep you locked into rigid methods of worship and praise.

    Plus, as you begin to identify and understand your own temperament, you'll learn about the other temperaments that may help you understand the spiritual tendencies of friends, family, and others around you.

  • wounded healer

    In The Wounded Healer, Henri Nouwen has come up with a balanced and creative theology of how fundamental woundedness is in human nature and across cultures. When we emphasize what is common in humanity to both minister and believer, this woundedness can serve as a source of strength and healing when counseling others.

    This book is filled with examples from everyday experience, and is a thoughtful and insightful guide that will be welcomed by anyone engaged in the service of others.

  • falling upward

    In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr helps readers understand the purposes of the two halves of life and shows that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up." Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as "falling upward" and a time to reach our full potential.

    • Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness
    • Offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens by gaining from our losses.
  • A Long Obedience in the Same Direction; Discipleship in an Instant Society

    If you are looking for a way to grow in worship, service, joy, work, humility, community and blessing, Eugene Peterson's book is a good choice.  A Long Obedience in the Same Direction was first published in 1980, Peterson uses his The Message translation and to examine 15 different Psalms sung by groups of pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem centuries ago.  The author examines each Psalm and shows how these ancient texts apply to our lives today.

  • messy spirituality

    Messy Spirituality: God's Annoying Love for Imperfect People. Jesus is found in the midst of our “messiness”. Author, Michael Yaconelli, writes on how Jesus loved and often preferred to spend time with imperfect people.

  • daring greatly

    Daring Greatly, the book by sociologist, professor, researcher & author Brene Brown on the power of vulnerability as we lead at home, work & or in our sphere of influence.

  • The Good and Beautiful Life

    The Good and Beautiful Life by James Bryan Smith

    What if the good a beautiful life we all desire and even picture as a normal and healthy Christian life doesn't actually match the good and beautiful life Jesus envisioned and taught about? What if it isn't so much about specific behaviors or morals, but it's about training our souls to live out of specific postures that transform our lives? James Bryan Smith explores this idea through outlining 12 soul training exercises and how we can incorporate them into our everyday lives.

  • the good and beautiful god

    The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith

    Virtually all of our daily life, especially if we're choosing to be Jesus followers, flows from how we picture God to be. For instance, is He primarily WATCHING us or WATCHING OVER us? How does He view and respond to our mistakes and sins? What does He want FROM us? And what does He want FOR us? In this book James Bryan Smith helps us "fall in love with the God Jesus knew."
  • I Said This, You Heard That

    I Said This, You Heard That: How Your Wiring Colors Your Communication by Kathleen Edelman

    This practical workbook will introduce you to the four basic temperaments that can explain differences in behavior and communication that will help you better understand and relate to others. In addition to the workbook (which makes a great Community Group study), there is a continually updated YouTube channel offering more insights.