God never wastes anything—our strengths, our successes, or our mistakes. In this collection of true stories, Kurt Bubna, a self-confessed “recovering idiot,” chronicles his own honest, heartfelt, and often hilarious missteps along the path to grace. You’ll discover what it means to experience the unconditional love of God, regardless of how often you stumble, and you’ll gain a fresh view of how to find God’s purpose for your life. Learn from Kurt’s trials and triumphs that God is indeed the God of second chances—and His epic grace can transform even the most imperfect life into something priceless.
Pete is a grumpy young pumpkin who decides to leave the pumpkin patch to avoid children and Halloween. Pete rejects his purpose, his friends, and old Farmer Dale and wanders off, only to end up alone and afraid in a dark and scary place. However, just like God came looking for us in our wanderings, Farmer Dale finds, forgives, and restores Pete. Pete the Prodigal Pumpkin: A Good News Halloween Story is a powerful and touching tale of love and redemption that reminds every child how our Father God loves us beyond measure. This full-color, fully illustrated book is top bound (calendar style) for easy lap reading to children. It also has two coloring pages at the end!
Everyone—from the youngest child to the oldest adult—experiences fear at one time or another. In fact, most kids face some type of phobia on a regular basis. Some fears are okay (e.g. fear of touching a hot stove), but a lot of anxiety is irrational and unwarranted. Typical childhood fears change with age, but when fears persist, they can take a toll on a child's sense of worth and well-being. Tragically, worry that stems from scary childhood experiences torments too many adults. In this story, a boy named Boo is overwhelmed by many fears. However, he learns to overcome them by remembering that he is not alone and that God is bigger than that which scares him.
Perfectly Imperfect: A Devotional for Grace-Filled Living is a collection of life-lessons learned over many years of walking with Jesus. Profound at times and always practical, this book will encourage and challenge you to develop in your relationship with God and others. Carve out some time, grab your bible and this unique devotional, and prepare your heart to grow.
Lasting marriages don’t just survive. They thrive.
Long-married spouses discover how to not just live with each other, but to love each other in a way that can only be described as godly. They’ve come to understand that the joys of marriage often arrive because of its many challenges, not despite them.
Marriage is a perfectly imperfect relationship that’s hard, but worth it.
After nearly forty years of marriage, Pastor Kurt Bubna knows that to be true. In three decades of leading churches, he’s also witnessed the hopes, hurts, confusion, and frustration of hundreds of married couples trying to love each other well in a world that urges selfishness over sacrifice.
Combining his church members’ stories and his own “recovering idiot” experiences with insightful biblical knowledge, Pastor Kurt shares vital principles and practical advice that can help any marriage, in any stage, thrive for years on end.