BRIAN JONES

Insights to help you deny yourself,
take up your cross,
and follow Jesus
 

ABOUT

 

Brian Jones is the founder and Senior Pastor of Christ’s Church of the Valley in suburban Philadelphia, PA. His books have helped make more and better disciples of Jesus around the world. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and is a frequent speaker, lecturer, and podcast guest. His mission in life is to help as many people as possible deny themselves, take up their crosses, and follow Jesus.

To date CCV has helped 3,600 non-believers in the Philadelphia area become disciples of Jesus. Together they’ve planted 25 churches among the most unreached people groups left on the planet and rescued thousands of children from poverty and trafficking.

Brian has been married to his wife Dr. Lisa Jones, for 33 years. They have three grown daughters and a red golden retriever named Meadow. Most weekends you’ll find them in Brian’s Jeep Wrangler headed to hike somewhere on the Appalachian Trail. They live on the side of a little mountain in the country where Brian wants to start a farm.

“…a courageous voice of truth, grace, and love. His writing always challenges me and his life inspires me.”

Gene Appel

 

BOOKS

 
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SECOND GUESSING GOD: HANGING ON WHEN YOU CAN’T SEE HIS PLAN

Cancer, infertility, job loss, affair, bankruptcy, abuse, divorce, war.

Where’s God? Why does he allow terrible things to happen? If you are looking for meaning and strength as you face trouble, pain, loneliness, or doubt, inside this book you’ll find what you are seeking. Brian provides a refreshingly honest look at suffering, doubt, and the will to believe in the face of life’s greatest storms.

“C.S. Lewis once said that a writer shouldn’t aim at being original but being honest; because each individual’s unique honesty will bring creativity as well. Brian Jones is both. He expresses the heart’s disappointment and longing with a directness that somehow always ends up leading us toward God.”

John Ortberg

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Finding Favor: God’s Blessings Beyond Health, Wealth and Happiness

Why settle for success when you can have God’s favor? Deep down everyone wants God’s best for their lives―also known as God’s favor. Unfortunately, most of the time we don’t feel “favored” when we’re being “blessed.” It takes perspective to recognize what’s going on. God often uses confusing, painful, and counterintuitive measures to bring us his best in our lives. God is always working for our good, even though we may not recognize it at the time. We want immediate success and easy positive results. God wants long-term transformation. Brian weaves together stories and Scripture to help readers find God’s favor in their own lives.

“Do yourself a favor and read this book.”

Kyle Idleman

“You’ve prayed for God’s blessings. But what are you really asking for? In this eye-opening book, Brian Jones shares the answer in his engaging, straightforward, and incredibly practical style. It’s a must-read for anyone wanting God’s favor.” 

Vince Antonucci

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GETTING RID OF THE GORILLA: CONFESSIONS ON THE STRUGGLE TO FORGIVE

Do you struggle with the pain someone else caused in your life?

Living with an unforgiving heart is like living with a gorilla. In these confessions from Brian’s own struggle, find hope and strength to move past the hurts you didn’t deserve. Order this resource today and find freedom from the memories that have you trapped!

“Everyone who has suffered a hurt they didn’t deserve will find help, healing, and restoration in this real-life resource.” 

Dr. Les Parrott

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I’LL BE DAMNED (UNLESS SOMEONE TELLS ME ABOUT JESUS)

Do you struggle with sharing your faith?

In I’ll Be Damned (Unless Someone Tells Me About Jesus), Brian suggests that the real reason most of us don’t tell our friends about Jesus has nothing to with not knowing how. It’s because we don’t think we need to. Buy this resource and learn how to share your faith in a natural, compelling and guilt-free way!

“With a pastor’s heart and a strong Biblical grasp, Brian Jones shows the importance of having an eternal perspective for today. Compassionately written and intelligently argued, this is a message we should all wrestle with and take to heart.” 

Jud Wilhite

 
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PODCAST

 
Twenty-First Century Jesus

Brian’s podcast Twenty-First Century Jesus launches in August of 2022. It will be a 30-minute interview-style weekly podcast designed to introduce his listeners to people, trends, books, and ideas that will help them deny themselves, take up their crosses, and follow Jesus.

Brian Jones Sermons

Brian’s weekly sermons delivered at Christ’s Church of the Valley can be found anywhere you get your podcasts. Simply search “Brian Jones Sermons” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Player FM, Listen Notes, and Tune In.

 

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