Chris Hodges is the founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands. Under his leadership, Church of the Highlands has launched campuses all across the state of Alabama and has grown to more than 60,000 people attending weekly. He also cofounded the Association of Related Churches, launched a coaching network called GROW, and serves as chancellor of Highlands College, an accredited ministry training college. Chris and his wife, Tammy, have five children and five grandchildren and live in Birmingham, Alabama.
Out of the Cave
How Elijah Embraced God’s Hope When Darkness Was All He Could See
Many believers today assume that God's peace, power, and protection in their lives should prevent them from ever feeling anxious, depressed, or afraid. But what we find in the Bible is the exact opposite! In God's Word, we are told to "fear not" at least 365 times—one for each day of the year—along with frequent reminders of God's presence in the midst of every human emotion . . . including depression and anxiety. Elijah's story reveals that even when we're walking closely with God, we can still stumble and get lost in the wilderness of tangled emotions. But the good news is that we don't have to stay there! Like Elijah, we can become overcomers in Christ and press on to God-inspired victory. As Out of the Cave reveals, God will provide rest for the weary, hope for the desperate, and balm for the aching soul.
The Journey to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference
A Deeper Relationship with God is Closer Than You Think. Do you find yourself asking, “What do I do next? How do I stay motivated to grow deeper in my relationship with God when I feel complacent, intimidated, or confused? What can I do to get back on track when I hit a spiritual rut?” In What’s Next?, bestselling author and pastor Chris Hodges offers a practical guide to all those looking for clarity and direction, and reveals the four steps to spiritual maturity.
The Daniel Dilemma
How to Stand Firm and Love Well in a Culture of Compromise
As Christians, we have real hope in Jesus that we have been called to share with others. But how we share that hope makes a difference. In a world that rejects everything we believe, we face a dilemma: how do we walk closely with God without caving in to pressure or alienating those we want to reach? Chris Hodges offers fresh insights and practical ideas to encourage Christians struggling with their cultural reality to hold God's standards high and to keep his grace deep–just as Jesus did, and just as his followers today are called to do.