CLP Newsletter: September-October 2017

CLP Newsletter: September-October 2017

The cover of this issue of the CLP newsletter presents an excerpt from a piece by J.C. Ryle titled “Christian Zeal.”

Here you have the opening and closing:

“It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing” (Galatians 4:18).

Zeal is a subject, like many others in religion, most sadly misunderstood. Many would be ashamed to be thought as “zealous” Christians. Many are ready to say of zealous people what Festus said of Paul: “They are beside themselves — they are mad!” (See Acts 26:24).


Zeal may make mistakes. Zeal may need directing. Zeal may need guiding, controlling, and advising. But zeal does not need damping in a wretched, cold, corrupt, miserable world like this!

Read the full piece as found in the newsletter: Christian Zeal.

A Kitten Named Birthday
by Janet Heatwole

Six-year-old Sarah loves to play with her birthday present, a kitten she named Birthday. Because Sarah is deaf, she cannot hear it when Birthday purrs, but she can feel it rumbling like a tiny motor inside his throat. Sarah’s mother uses sign language to answer Sarah’s many questions about her pet. As Sarah signs with her hands, another question is growing bigger and bigger in her mind. Will her mother know the answer?

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Word Search Puzzles — Children and adults alike enjoy these booklets filled with Scriptural and inspirational puzzles.

Loyalty Test
by Romaine Stauffer

As a farmer, father, and church leader, Christian watched uneasily as anti-British attitudes bubbled up in the American colonies. As rebellion progressed to outright war, Christian stood by as the new colonial army confiscated his wheat and cattle. Then the newly formed government passed a law requiring them to swear loyalty to the state. What would be the consequences of refusing to obey? Double taxes? Heavy fines? Jail time? Based on historical characters, Loyalty Test describes the trials of a peaceful people in distressing times. A sequel to Hidden Riches.

Faithful Families
by Howard Bean

Many parents see the importance of family worship but struggle to find material suitable for their whole family. Faithful Families is part of a series of devotional books that addresses that need.

Each day’s lesson consists of two parts. The first part is especially for Dad and Mom and older children. It includes a suggested Scripture reading, a theme verse, and a devotional meditation. The second part consists of a reading from a continued children’s story related to that week’s theme followed by questions for review and discussion.

Each of the thirteen sections in this book focuses on a different character in the Bible. Together these sections provide enough readings for approximately a quarter of a year.

(Excerpt: Noah Walked With God)

Free Calendar! — As you can see in the graphic, CLP is again offering a scenic, year-at-a-glance calendar with a Bible verse. It’s available in two sizes: large wall size (17″ x 23″) and desk size (8¼” x 11″). To request your free 2018 calendar, use the contact info provided in the graphic.

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New mini-activity books

2018 Daily Planner
by Sue Hooley

Most women juggle hundreds of tasks, appointments, and commitments every week. Far too many to remember! Homemaker’s Friend Planner brings peace of mind — a companion that captures the details of your busy life so you don’t have to.


  • monthly spreads for long-range planning
  • weekly spreads for sketching out an entire week day by day
  • perforated shopping lists
  • menu planner for main meals

Growing in Godly Thinking
by Simon Schrock

Do you struggle with thoughts that want to take you the wrong way? Gossipy tidbits, lustful temptations, doubtful questions, revengeful impulses — these can bring anyone to ruin. The contents of this small book explains steps in dealing with spiritually destructive thoughts and ideas.

Formerly self-published as How Jesus People Think.

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Above all, love God!
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