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Endorsements/Comments

ENDORSEMENTS FOR PARENTING WITHOUT REGRET by Jimmy & Laura Seibert


"Jimmy and Laura Seibert understand the critical need to raise life affirming, godly kids in these ungodly days."  

~ Ben Young, Author and Teaching Pastor at Second Baptist Houston

 

“Excellent book! As a father of seven, I found myself thinking, ‘Amen!’ throughout every chapter. Lots of helpful insights that I plan on implementing in my own family. I am so grateful for the example of Jimmy and Laura as parents and Christians. I hope that many many parents will read this book and follow their example. This is the exact kind of parenting book this generation needs.”

~ Frances Chan, best-selling author of Crazy Love

 

"It's not easy raising children today, and many Christian parents wish they had mentors walking the path alongside them. In Parenting Without Regret, Jimmy and Laura Seibert are stepping into that role. By describing how they've raised four remarkable kids who love and serve Christ, the Seiberts are equipping parents everywhere to follow in their footsteps with our own families." - Jim Daly, President - Focus on the Family

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ENDORSEMENT FOR REALIGN by Josh Lawson

"Over the years we have worked as a team to renovate hundreds of homes that were in pretty bad shape. While those homes need- ed work both superficially and internally, we have come to see that many peoples’ money problems start from the inside out. Josh has discovered the balance between dealing with the deeper issues of the heart and mind, while also giving practical help. If you are looking at your financial house and realizing that it needs major help or even a minor repair, then we highly encourage you to read REALIGN and DO WHAT IT SAYS. You won’t regret it.

~ Chip and Joanna Gaines Hosts of popular TV Show

"One of the greatest challenges for Christians today is to truly place their financial lives in God’s hands. In his engaging, candid and relat- able manner, Josh Lawson gives us an easy on-ramp onto the highway of God-empowered finances. Prepare to be equipped and blessed!"   

~ Robert Herber, Lead Pastor, All Peoples Church, San Diego, CA Author of The Partying God

"I eagerly read REALIGN: Finding God’s Purpose For Your Money because I know and respect the Antioch Community Church culture where Josh Lawson leads. I love Josh’s challenge to live into the adventure that Jesus invites all of his followers to experience. His writing encouraged me to respond more fully to Jesus’ invitation and listen less to the culture that tells me to prioritize my own comfort and security."

~ Todd Harper, President, Generous Giving

"Imagine feeling perfectly at peace about your finances. It’s won- derful to imagine, isn’t it? But then comes the crashing reality that we aren’t THERE yet. Josh’s book is a powerful reminder that, contrary to popular belief, our financial peace isn’t dependent on a destination:

...when I’m debt free ...when I’ve saved for my kids’ college ...when I have a solid retirement account.

Instead, financial peace BEGINS the moment we align our hearts with God’s purpose. This book is the complete package. It is a guide for getting our financial life in order SO THAT it can be used not simply for our com- fort and security but for the infinitely greater purpose of God’s glory."

~ Kat Lee, Author, InspiredToAction.com

"REALIGN is different. It is practical, insightful, and inspiring. Reading REALIGN can help anyone at any stage of life learn to trust God more by addressing financial issues from the inside out. Josh Lawson inspires the reader to listen to the Lord for all deci- sion-making, but especially in personal finances. Recognizing our attitudes about spending, how they get formed and how to REALIGN them, is the crowning achievement of this book."

~ Ramiro Peña, Senior Pastor, Christ the King Church - President, Christ the King Ministries International

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ENDORSEMENTS FOR PASSION & PURPOSE by Jimmy Seibert

 “To visit Antioch Community Church is to visit the book of Acts. To hear their passion is to hear the heart of God. To listen to the stories of their global impact is to realize . . . it can happen today!”

~ Max Lucado, New York Times Best-Selling Author

“Passion and Purpose. Two words that resonate deeply with me and my love for the church. But this commitment and belief in the church is shared with amazing people like Pastor Jimmy Seibert. His endurance and loyalty to the local church has opened the door for many to hear the gospel, receive salvation, and be empowered to impact their community, both locally and globally. My prayer is that his words equip and empower you to change the world through the power of the gospel.”

~ Christine Caine, Hillsong Church, Australia, and Founder, The A21 Campaign

“Living for Christ with passion and purpose is truly an adventure, and there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of His story. Jimmy Seibert and Antioch Community Church have been right in the middle of this.  You will be inspired by their story and how they have seen God at work in their community and around the world.  My prayer is that you will carefully read this book with an eye on how it can point you toward pursuing Christ and His purposes more each day.”

~ David Wills, President, National Christian Foundation

“At a time when many churches have become ingrown and are struggling for survival, Antioch Community Church has discovered the key to relevance and spiritual vitality. Reflecting the New Testament principle that the local body of Christ exists to reach the nations, Antioch is effectively mobilizing and discipling believers to impact a lost world for the glory of God. Hundreds of Antioch missionaries are engaging unreached people groups around the world; the Antioch movement has spawned dozens of church plants throughout the United States, primarily among university communities, replicating the evangelizing, discipling, sending paradigm that represents the cutting edge for fulfilling the Great Commission.”  

~ Jerry Rankin, President Emeritus, International Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention

“Antioch is built on a foundation of godly character, skilled competence, and clear strategy to ignite movements of disciples making disciples of Jesus among the least reached people of our world. Antioch goes around the corner and around the globe to serve the least and the lost. I have witnessed the impact of their ministries for many years in many countries, and I highly commend them to you.”              

~ Floyd McClung, Director, All Nations, Cape Town, South Africa, Author

"Authentic Christianity! Jimmy’s teams live out first century Christianity in the twenty first century.  If you’ve longed to become the man or woman that God created you to be… get involved now. God is working to complete the Great Commission, don’t miss out.  AMI [Antioch Ministries International] is one of the finest mission training programs in the world."

~ Daniel Batchelder, President, Morning Star Development

"With gratitude to Jesus, I count Jimmy as one of my mentors. What I love about him and what comes through so clearly and humbly in PASSION & PURPOSE is what it looks like for an imperfect person to simply keep saying "yes" to God. More than that, the book chronicles what it looks like for a fellowship of ordinary people to say "yes" to God and how He then responds in generous and ample power to fulfill His purpose of redeeming the nations."

~ Kirk Freeman, Lead Pastor, CrossBridge Community Church

"This is the story of Antioch Community Church, a fellowship of believers who started a church in one of the roughest parts of Waco, Texas, in 1999. Now, they are serving a network of 78 churches in 24 nations. This is what happens when you have “an obsession to love Jesus more.” I went away from this book saying, “Lord, I want to be led by Your Spirit like they talk about in this book.” I found myself wanting to dream bigger dreams because God is bigger than all I can ask or imagine. I found myself wanting to break free from the limitations I have learned to live with in my life. And I found a great affirmation for my belief that the body of Christ is God’s Plan A, and He has no Plan B. This book will be very helpful for pastors and leaders who are leading their teams to dream about “what God can do through us as we radically commit to hearing His voice and obeying whatever He tells us to do as we love Him, love one another and love the lost.”

~ Jeff Roper, Area Missionary to Europe, Foursquare Missions International - The Foursquare Church

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ENDORSEMENTS FOR OUR GOD COMES by AntiochLIVE

AntiochLIVE Worship CD, OUR GOD COMES Debuted at #2 on iTunes. 

"From the center of Texas comes a worship project by the people and for the people. The team at AntiochLIVE, in conjunction with their World Mandate conferences, have created a strongly evangelistic and outreach oriented group of songs that are heart-felt and high quality without being over-produced. The worship here has a church-next-door feel to it in some ways. Imagine some of your more talented friends being given free-reign to come up with a wild variety of worship-based ideas, and it just might sound like this.

Sonically, OUR GOD COMES runs the gamut, with nods to 80s pop and 90s worship music integrating with modern sounds, flowing piano and the occasional strings. Hooky synth pop fills alternate with Celtic-flavored guitar lines in the opening songs, segueing into the sweet vocals and simple piano of God Who Saves, How Much More, and I Will Raise. Several ethereal interludes complete the package, taking the listener/worshiper on an expedition into the possibilities that can be unlocked with passionate and direction-filled worshipers. ... there is enough talent here to keep modern worship enthusiasts coming back for even more." 

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"OUR GOD COMES as a Treat for Modern Worship Enthusiasts. AntiochLIVE is the music ministry of Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas, described as a people passionate for Jesus and His purposes in the earth.

OUR GOD COMES is a part of the soundtrack of our journey and a duly sincere live praise and worship recording generous with fourteen songs and more than seventy minutes of music that often rocks and even soars, though never too far from the middle of the modern church road.

With new wave keyboard and an insistent beat, Antioch worship pastor James Mark Gulley's leadoff track Come suggests this album will sound like fellow Waco act David Crowder Band.

Both God and King, sung by Stephen Gulley, and Wonderful Counselor better represent the church team's beefier sound. God Who Saves features the pleasing lead vocals of Clare Berlinsky and was written to encourage persecuted Christians around the world; churches looking for music to perform on Missions Sunday may find inspiration here. If Michael W. Smith ever records another live worship album, How Much More sounds like the sort of piece that would catch his ear. With a poetic lilt, the gentle piano praise meditation centers on the intimacy of God s suffering for us: Tear for tear, groan for groan/All my pain You have known.

Adding to the length of OUR GOD COMES, several key selections include separately titled instrumental codas to create eight-minute-plus deep worship experiences. I Will Raise quietly celebrates Jesus before erupting into rapturous alternative rock worship and segueing into the wordless Response. With hammered dulcimer over a pop arrangement and clear inspiration from the Psalms, One Hundred Three transforms into the vast Return. Singer and songwriter Johanna Six appears on Savior Forever/Selah, a notably cinematic expression of praise. "

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