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New Book: Beyond Psalm 150

Discover More Sacred Songs of Praise, Petition, and Lament throughout the Bible

The Psalms capture our emotions in a unique way, but they’re not limited to one book of the Bible. Study more sacred songs that appear from Exodus to Revelation.

Explore the beauty and delight of the psalms that appear throughout the Bible. You’ll learn about songs of lament and praise as you immerse yourself in the lesser-known poems of Scripture, written by people of faith, like Moses, Esther, Mary, and more.

Biblical psalms recognize what God has done throughout the history of his people. Beyond Psalm 150 is a treasure that helps you to uncover these awe-inspiring songs of worship and praise that often get missed in the study of God’s Word.

Both a devotional and a Bible study, Beyond Psalm 150 gathers these buried passages to make it easy to immerse yourself in their themes, meaning, and poetic style.

Each psalm in this book includes a reflection, a thought-provoking question, and a blessing, giving you the chance to understand and appreciate these expressions of worship in a fresh, new way.

In Beyond Psalm 150, you’ll:

  • Discover sixty-seven songs of worship that don’t appear in the book of Psalms
  • Explore how you can apply these words to your life today
  • Develop insights about each psalm in the context of the story
  • Dive deeper into the Word to better understand each song
  • Explore Biblical worship songs throughout the Old and New Testament

Beyond Psalm 150 will help you gain a greater appreciation for the God who holds history in his hands and how he has shaped the lives of people just like us.

Peter DeHaan, PhD, is an author of over 18 devotionals, biblical-based studies, and church resources. He yearns for Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.

If you desire to deepen your faith and embrace the variety of psalms scattered across the pages of the Bible, then dive into Beyond Psalm 150.

Perfect for your personal study time or small group, Beyond Psalm 150 will help you to understand these beautiful songs of praise as you worship a mighty God.

Read Beyond Psalm 150 and enhance your understanding of the psalms throughout God’s Word.

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

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Peter DeHaan Discusses Amazing Women in Scripture

Gabe Hartfield Interviews Author Peter DeHaan about His Popular Book Women of the Bible

Check out this video of author Peter DeHaan being interviewed by Gabe Hartfield. They discuss Peter’s most popular book, Women of the Bible, and the insights he learned in researching and writing it.

Women of the Bible is book one in Peter’s esteemed Bible Bios series. The second book is The Friends and Foes of Jesus, with book three, Old Testament Sinners and Saints due out in early 2022.

This interview was broadcast live on Facebook and Zoom, March 26, 2021.

Here is the recording.

Get your copy of Women of the Bible, available in e-book, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook.

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

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Peter DeHaan Discusses Online Church

Gabe Hartfield Interviews Author Peter DeHaan about His Book Visiting Online Church

Check out this video of author Peter DeHaan being interviewed by Gabe Hartfield. They cover what his research revealed about virtual church and discuss Peter’s new book Visiting Online Church, which is book 5 in his popular 52 Churches series.

The interview was broadcast live on Facebook and Zoom, Oct 25, 2021.

Here is a recording of that interview.

Read Peter’s new book, Visiting Online Church: A Journey Exploring Effective Digital Christian Community, available everywhere in e-book, paperback, and hardcover.

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

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New Book: Martin Luther’s 95 Theses

Have you ever wondered what Martin Luther’s 95 Theses actually said?

If so, you’re not alone. Finally, there’s an accessible guide to Luther’s most revolutionary words.

Martin Luther changed the course of church history. His 95 Theses are considered a groundbreaking document that sparked the Reformation and altered countless lives.

But most people today have never read them and don’t understand them.

In Martin Luther’s 95 Theses: Celebrating the Protestant Reformation in the 21st Century, Peter DeHaan takes Luther’s contentions and turns them into understandable, bite-sized snippets, short enough to keep your attention. He explains their meaning and makes them accessible for today’s reader.

With a helpful snapshot of Martin Luther’s life, you’ll get an easy-to-understand overview of the historical and religious context of his day, as well as the impact of his history-making document.

Martin Luther’s 95 Theses combines a concise history lesson with an easy-to-digest breakdown of each one so that you can:

  • Uncover the basics of the Reformation
  • Learn why Luther was inspired to write his 95 theses
  • Understand Luther’s words in today’s language
  • See how the theses are relevant to your life and your church
  • Discover how his message can inspire and transform your faith today

In Martin Luther’s 95 Theses you’ll get the inside story of what led Luther to post these vital statements and how they apply to people today. A discussion guide to use with your small group is included.

An advocate for authentic church practices, Peter DeHaan, PhD sees reform as an ongoing process in order to advance the kingdom of God. His desire is to encourage Christians to better align their lives with their faith.

Let Martin Luther’s 95 Theses inspire you to learn more about the radical document that changed the course of church history and still impacts people today. You’ll finally understand what Luther’s words mean and how you can apply them to your life.

Get this accessible guide to the 95 Theses and start your journey to a new understanding of Martin Luther’s most important work.

Read more about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation in Peter DeHaan’s book Martin Luther’s 95 Theses: Celebrating the Protestant Reformation in the 21st Century. Buy it today to discover more about Martin Luther and his history-changing 95 theses.

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

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Book Release: Love Is Patient

Like many churches today, the Corinthian church had issues

Lots of them.

What can we learn from this young spiritual community to strengthen our faith and more fully follow Jesus?

Love Is Patient, by Peter DeHaan

Paul sent his two longest letters to this fledgling congregation in Corinth. Though written for them 2,000 years ago, his words provide a profound message that still applies to us now, if only we’re willing to explore it.

Through this devotional Bible study, we’ll examine Paul’s guidance to this struggling church. In this insightful exploration of 1 and 2 Corinthians, we’ll discern how his training to them two millennia ago can best guide us today.

In Love Is Patient, lifetime student of the Bible and founder of the ABibleADay website, Peter DeHaan, PhD, explores Paul’s impassioned instructions to his beloved flock so that they can reach their full potential.

In Love Is Patient we’ll explore Paul’s vital teaching to discover:

  • What true love really is
  • Why Paul has the audacity to say follow him (instead of Jesus)
  • The realities of baby Christians and the need to feed ourselves
  • Essential lessons about spiritual gifts and meeting together
  • What it means to not be yoked with unbelievers

Also gain fresh insight into Paul’s thorn in the flesh, greeting one another with a holy kiss, and guarding against those who peddle God for profit.

Love Is Patient will inspire you to apply biblical truth to your daily life, move ideas into action, and mature in your Christian walk.

Get your copy of Love Is Patient and watch your relationship with Jesus grow.

Love is Patient is book 7 in the Dear Theophilus series.

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

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New Book: Visiting Online Church

A Journey Exploring Effective Digital Christian Community

Visiting Online Church, by Peter DeHaan

Most people don’t like online church. But that doesn’t mean we should dismiss it.

With many having endured a season of attending church over the internet, they want to put it behind them. They desire to return to in-person gatherings.

Not so fast.

Online church plays a vital role in our faith communities, both now and in the future.

In Visiting Online Church, you’ll discover:

  • The two programming formats for digital church and how they differ.
  • How to engage people from a distance and not push them away.
  • The new front door to church and why it’s essential.
  • Tips to follow and traps to avoid.
  • The forgotten people on the fringes who can’t or won’t attend in person.

Then contemplate over three dozen key online church principles—illustrated through real-world examples—that can guide your internet content to meet viewer needs and promote participation to spur spiritual growth.

An advocate for significant church experiences, Peter DeHaan, PhD champions meaningful Christian community. And this doesn’t only apply to in person gatherings. Providing endearing online experiences is just as important, perhaps even more so.

Create a virtual church that matters to your congregation and will interest visitors and seekers alike.

Get your copy of the Visiting Online Church book today and prepare your church for tomorrow.

Visiting Online Church is book 5 in the 52 Churches series.

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

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Book Release: Living Water

40 Reflections on Jesus’s Life and Love from the Gospel of John

Do you have a spiritual thirst? Do you want to drink Living Water that only Jesus offers?

Whether you are yet to take your first sip of Living Water or have been quenching your spiritual thirst for a long time, dig deeper into the Gospel of John to move forward on your spiritual journey.

Embrace John’s—and Jesus’s—recurring themes of eternal life, love, and the need to believe. It could—it should—change everything.

Explore profound truths in Living Water, a devotional Bible study based on John’s biography of Jesus.

In Living Water, lifetime student of the Bible and founder of the ABibleADay website Peter DeHaan, PhD, celebrates the poetic rhythm of the Gospel of John. In doing so he digs into the disciple’s evocative writing to uncover profound spiritual truth and life-changing insights with eternal ramifications.

You’ll never look at John the same way.

In Living Water, you’ll discover:

  • Why John’s biography of Jesus is beloved by so many.
  • Jesus’s gift of living water—so we’ll never thirst again.
  • The power of Jesus’s longest prayer and what it means for us today.
  • Jesus as the Good Shepherd who cares for us, his sheep.
  • The role of the Holy Spirit in Jesus’s ministry—and in our lives.

Learn more about Thomas’s disappearing doubt, Peter’s redemptive restoration, and Nicodemus’s born-again confusion. Find out who Jesus’s first missionary was, how Joseph of Arimathea risked everything for Jesus, and the truth about Mary Magdalene.

Get Living Water today to celebrate Jesus’s life and embrace his love.

Read more in Peter’s new book, Living Water: 40 Reflections on Jesus’s Life and Love from the Gospel of John, available everywhere in e-book, paperback, and hardcover.

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

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Jesus’s Broken Church

Reimagining Our Sunday Traditions from a New Testament Perspective

Do you have a nagging feeling that something’s missing from your church experience?

You’re not alone. And it’s time to discover a better way.

Church-reform advocate and Bible scholar Peter DeHaan, PhD is a strong proponent of meaningful Christian community. In Jesus’s Broken Church, he uses Scripture to guide us into right practices and away from the off-track customs that most every church adheres to.

The problem is that today’s church follows an Old Testament model. We go to a building where we have professional clergy serve as our liaison between us and God. Then we pay for the whole thing with our tithes and offerings—just like Moses instructed.

But Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament. Through him we are the church, we are living stones. We don’t need to go to a building. As the church, we take it with us wherever we go. And we don’t need paid clergy either. Each of us serves as priests to one another. Or at least we should.

In Jesus’s Broken Church, you’ll discover:

  • How Jesus moves us from an Old Testament understanding to New Testament enlightenment
  • The early church’s approach to their meetings, which we neglect to follow today
  • Essential New Testament practices that are more important than song and sermon
  • Biblical ideas to inform the activities of our spiritual communities
  • Seven religious concepts that require reformation

If you happen to like how your church functions, then don’t buy this book. It will only make you mad. But if you sometimes leave your Sunday service feeling let down, that something is lacking and there must be more, then this book can guide you into a new direction.

Get your copy of Jesus’s Broken Church today to discover what’s missing and how to fix it.

Read more about this in Peter’s new book, Jesus’s Broken Church, available in e-book, audiobook, paperback, and hardcover.

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52 Churches Books 1 – 4: Discover How to Make Church Matter

The 52 Churches Series

Visit fifty-two churches in a year? No way!

Peter DeHaan and his wife did just that. They spent a year visiting a different Christian church every Sunday: Protestant mainline, evangelical, and charismatic; Roman Catholic too.

He visited a congregation just like yours. Count on it.

52 Churches Boxset 1-4, by Peter DeHaan

You’ll laugh. You’ll cringe. You’ll cry.

Church-reform proponent and Bible scholar, Peter DeHaan, PhD is a strong advocate of forming meaningful Christian community. And he shares his discerning journey of discovery to inspire ministers, members, and attendees to build personal connections that matter.

This isn’t a church-shopping romp or a mean-spirited critique. Peter doesn’t rip at today’s church. Instead he offers a gift of encouragement, hope, and insight to all of Jesus’s followers. Plus, he shares astute observations and makes spot-on suggestions.

Then build on the narrative of 52 Churches with the thought-provoking follow up: The 52 Churches Workbook. In it, consider 200 challenging questions to grow your faith. Ideal for group discussion or individual introspection.

But that’s not all. Read additional church encounters in book 3, More Than 52 Churches. Followed by The More Than 52 Churches Workbook. More experiences and more reflective considerations.

Read the 52 Churches series box set for education, read it for entertainment, and read it for the vision gained only from visiting a diverse array of churches.

The 52 Churches series books are ideal for ministry leaders, members, and spiritual seekers.

Get your copy of 52 Churches Books 1 – 4, to begin your own exploration of religious practices!

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

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Martin Luther and His 95 Theses

95 Theses Reveals Our Past So We Can Reform Our Present

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther’s supporters printed copies of his 95 theses and distributed them widely. The document essentially went viral. Had Martin Luther lived today, his supporters might have taken to social media to get the word out. In doing so, 95 theses might have become 95 tweets.

Celebrate the five-hundred-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, when Martin Luther nailed his list of ninety-five concerns to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517.

Most Protestants Have Heard of Martin Luther, but They Know Little More

Discover what Luther said in his history-changing document that people talk about but have never read.

  • Learn what Luther’s ninety-five theses meant 500 years ago.
  • Understand the significance behind his work.
  • Explore how the ninety-five theses apply to us today.
  • Consider reformation as an ongoing effort.
  • Reassess your spiritual practices.

Martin Luther’s 95 Theses explains the meaning behind each of Luther’s ninety-five concerns. Then it updates the basic premise of each one, for today’s audience. 95 Theses concludes with a present-day list of ninety-five items for the modern church to consider.

The intent is not to criticize her but to encourage ongoing reforms.

Read more about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation in Peter DeHaan’s book Martin Luther’s 95 Theses: Celebrating the Protestant Reformation in the 21st Century. Buy it today to discover more about Martin Luther and his history-changing 95 theses.

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.