The Power of Purpose
In an age when formerly great churches struggle to survive, baptismal pools are dry and altars empty, and the church is aging, seemingly indifferent to the next generation, we are tempted to believe we have no purpose. We are tempted to give up on living the meaningful, countercultural lives to which Christ has called us, and to give in to a world that encourages us to go with the flow. How will we respond?
In his letter to the Philippians, Paul gives advice that is invaluable to the 21st century church. The Philippians were assembled in the middle of a corrupt, sensual society, fighting against the norms of the world around them. They were God’s representatives in a secular society, and they maintained a singular focus, vision, and purpose.
In The Power of Purpose, Pastor Michael Catt walks us through this letter to the Philippians, exploring how God is still calling His church, even in the rapidly changing world of the 21st century, to be his representatives. He is calling us to maintain a singular focus and vision. He is calling us to the power of purpose.
REFRESH Bible Study
Churches across America must awaken to the realization that they need a fresh touch from God. The principles presented in this study will help your church focus on the essential elements of revival: desperation, surrender, and persistence.
Refresh Bible Study Book includes a small-group experience for nine sessions as well as eight weeks of short daily individual study.
ReFinance Bible Study
Our attitudes about money and how we use it reveal so much about our character, priorities, and commitment to God. Decisions about money can bring couples and families together and many times pull them apart. The ancient wisdom of the Old Testament gives great direction for modern money management. Financial decisions should be made under the lordship of Christ and the direction of His Holy Spirit. We are to give generously to the work of Christ through His church. And a strong work ethic can be a great testimony to a believer’s commitment to Christ and that believer’s desire to honor Christ in all things.
How we handle our personal finances and assets communicate to a lost world where our true priorities are. If the Bible takes money seriously, shouldn’t we? This study of the wisdom in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes is a call to action for spiritual growth in the area of finances and giving.
(*Won the award for Best Young Adult Non-Fiction book at the 2013 International Christian Retail Show)
Courageous Teens is a student-focused presentation of Courageous Living by Michael Catt. Catt brings fresh insight to “stories of people in the Bible who displayed great courage when it would have been easier to play it safe . . . (who) challenge me to keep moving forward. They demand that I examine my priorities and deal with anything that brings fear to my heart.”
Teen readers will be inspired to resolve to live for God as they learn more about Abraham, Moses, Nehemiah, Ruth, Daniel, and many more.
Best-selling youth market author Amy Parker arranges the heart-stirring material into four categories: Courageous Faith, Courageous Leadership, Courageous Priorities, and Courageous Influence. Discussion questions are also included at the end of each chapter.
In Upgrade, Michael Catt outlines the behaviors and mindsets of immature faith and explains how God equips and empowers us to enjoy the Christ-filled life promised to us in the Epistles.
Catt challenges us to accept the “upgrade” offered in Scripture to all Christians-not just an elite few-through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Don’t miss out on God’s best! “You can settle for mediocrity, trying to muddle through on your own strength, or you can claim your upgrade and start living up to your potential in Christ,” Catt writes, “The choice is yours.”
In the new film COURAGEOUS (from the makers of Fireproof), four police officers are confident and focused when it comes to facing danger on the job. But leading their families at home in a God-honoring way? That takes courage.
Because it is important to take a faithful, fearless stand in so many areas of life, pastor and COURAGEOUS executive producer Michael Catt offers Courageous Living as a closer look at biblical themes and characters that inspired the greatly anticipated movie.
Catt brings fresh insight to “stories of people in the Bible who displayed great courage when it would have been easier to play it safe… (who) challenge me to keep moving forward. They demand that I examine my priorities and deal with anything that brings fear to my heart.”
Readers will catch a new wind of bravery in the bold accounts of Abraham (“The Courage to Get Going”), Nehemiah (“The Courage to Face Criticism”), and Ruth (“The Courage to Face an Uncertain Future”). There are also growth opportunities in the stirring stories of Moses, Elijah, Joshua, Daniel, Gideon, Nehemiah, Stephen, and Paul and Timothy.
The Power of Surrender
Every week great numbers of God’s people gather and act like nothing is wrong. Increasingly comfortable with today’s immoral culture, we are sin-sick, but are we sick of sin? Entertaining ourselves to death, we listen to pundits instead of prophets. We bend our ear toward the government when we need to bend our knee to the Lord.
Something needs to change.
The Power of Surrender sounds a clear alarm declaring the desperate need for revival in America’s church. With a storyteller’s appeal, respected pastor michael Catt upacks what this turnaround requires on both personal and corporate levels:
– Focus on confession and cleansing
– Making repentance and restoration a priority
– Walking in the fulness of the Holy Spirit and abiding in Christ
Believing that the Lord is already stirring His people to return to this message of revival, Catt writes with urgency and hope, illuminating the power of surrender to all who will let go of old ways and let God do a new work in our lives.
The Power of Persistence
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if, once and for all, you truly stayed in constant communication with God? Imagine how much of His power you’ve done without by avoiding Him here and there. Imagine what could happen now if you don’t walk with Him on occasion but on the clock–day by day, moment by immeasurable moment?
Pastor Michael Catt, whose church launched the international hit films Facing the Giants and Fireproof, is often asked why God has blessed their efforts in such a remarkable way. His answer is simple: “We have a praying church that is walking in unity. We pray over every ministry and decision.”
Recognizing individuals and churches are often powerless because they are prayerless–and how some prayers equate to nothing more than “worrying on our knees”–Catt offers The Power of Persistence so we can experience real breakthroughs in our prayer life.
The stories here from Scripture and the author’s personal journeys attest to the prophetic and profitable work of prayer. Richly insightful chapters on prayers of penitence, learning from the psalmist, praying for others, and praying in response to spiritual warfare foster a life-changing level of intimacy with the God who is eager to hear our cries and accomplish His work through us.
The Power of Desperation
(*Featured by LifeWay in their Summer 2011 Masterwork curriculum)
Click here to read an interview with Michael about this book.
Does it feel like you’re barely hanging on? Hang in there. In seasons of brokenness, God has a graceful way of not tossing us aside but making us whole again, turning our most desperate situations into defining moments. It happens throughout the Bible, and maybe it’s happening to you or someone close right now.
Michael Catt, a pastor whose church launched the international hit films Facing the Giants and Fireproof , has found simple yet saving wisdom in The Power of Desperation, another breakthrough concept worthy of widespread application.
“When we are weak, He is strong. In the darkest hour, He shines the brightest. In the pit, we find the bottom is solid ground,” Catt writes at the outset of a soul-stirring journey through his and other people’s hard times and renewed hopes.
Keep reading to find yourself in these engaging, remarkable stories, to realize you are never alone, and to know the Lord more intimately. Discover the power of desperation.
“No matter what your difficulties may be today, there’s an encouraging word for you in these pages. Open the book, open your heart, and start moving toward victory.”
Fireproof Your Life
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* Fireproof Your Life continues to be CLC Publication’s #1 bestseller in English and #5 in Spanish since its release in 2008.
Through centuries of forest fires, the great sequoia stands unscathed. Michael Catt shows how, like the sequoia, we can stand strong through the fiery trials that inevitably come our way.
Using illustrations from his own life and from the movie, Fireproof, Catt discusses practical issues such as temptation, marriage, and finances, helping us build a faith that resists our corrosive culture. Rather than succumb to pressure of circumstances, we can stand tall and face our challenges in Christ’s power.
Fireproof Your Life Study Guide
Designed for small group or individual study, this guide provides opportunity for reflection and open discussion of truths presented in Michael Catt’s Fireproof Your Life. Thought provoking questions take the reader to Scripture, exploring God’s generous provision for helping us stand strong in the inevitable fires of life.
Prepare for Rain
The story of a church that believed God for the impossible. Follow the story of Pastor Michael Catt and his congregation as the Lord changes a “”typical Southern Baptist church”” into a ministry center that reaches thousands through a variety of outreach programs, and has even challenged the Hollywood establishment with a locally produced, nationally syndicated movie, Facing the Giants.
Reflections on the Gospels
Vance Havner’s Reflections on the Gospels was rescued by Michael Catt from a collection of newspaper columns and compiled for the first time into book form. The result is this wonderful devotional volume that gives a unique insight into God’s Word through the eyes of this great preacher.