God Hides in Plain Sight: How to See the Sacred in a Chaotic World June 20, 2016 - Have you ever had a conversation that went far deeper than the words spoken or an experience where you felt you had participated in something sacred? Although these situations may seem unexplainable, they are reminders that God’s grace surrounds us constantly and shows up in manifold ways. In this colorful, ...
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Quantum Leap: How John Polkinghorne Found God in Science and Religion September 1, 2011 - Using key events in the life of physicist Sir John Polkinghorne, this is an introduction to the central ideas that make the relationship between science and religion such a fascinating field of investigation An engaging biography-cum-appraisal of John Polkinghorne's life and work, this book uses his story to approach some ...
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The Power of Serving Others: You Can Start Where You Are August 9, 2006 - No one wants to end life's journey wondering: Did my life count for something? Did I have a reason for being here? The stories in this book show that for people of all ages, income levels, and expertise, the answer can be a resounding ""Yes!"" From extraordinary examples -- relief ...
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Every Full-Moon Night & They Saw Only Feet August 8, 2006 - Every Full-Moon Night (2006) and They Saw Only Feet (2007) were two collections of stories from missionary kids, recounting some of the life lessons they learned while growing up on the mission field.  Both of these collections are currently out of print, though you may be able to find a ...
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100 Years of Stories (Voices and Images From Point Loma Nazarene University’s First Century) August 8, 2001 - Dean Nelson was asked to create this book to celebrate the centennial of Point Loma Nazarene University.  This collection of stories and images going back to the founding of the school shows the deep spiritual roots of the university and sets the content for the next 100 years to come.  ...
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Come as You Are: An Invitation to Meet Jesus–Just Where You Are January 26, 1999 - Why do people change their lives? What evokes a sense of repentance from them? Is it the awareness that they are loved completely, that God comes to them through Jesus? Now--as they are, not as they should be. They don’t have to do anything first. God does all the initiating. ...
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Heart and Soul: Awakening Your Passion to Serve June 1, 1997 - A challenging account of faith in action, Heart and Soul is the story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Using illustrations from Heart-to-Heart International, the authors (Dean Nelson and Dr Gary Morsch) sound a call to discover a place of service in the local community and remind us of God's ...
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New Father’s Survival Guide: Devotions for the First Year of Parenthood March 8, 1994 - Published in 1994, Dean drew upon his own experiences of becoming a Dad to explore the questions, fears, and hopes that every new dad (and mom) faces.  The book features 30 (often humorous) devotionals that will help guide new parents through the first year of their child's life.  While the ...
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God Never Said We’d Be Leading at the Half (But He Did Promise That We’d Win the Ball Game) August 8, 1980 - Published in 1980 and co-authored with Dean Spencer, Dean Nelson's first published book explored how a Christian can respond in hope when facing overwhelming catastrophe.    While the book is no longer in print, used copies occasionally surface on Amazon.