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By Elizabeth Emerson Hancock. 2008
Growing up Southern and Baptist in Eastern Kentucky, Elizabeth Hancock's world revolved around Sunday School, foreign missions projects, revival meetings…and of course, the Kentucky Wildcats, who "glorified God through their goal-shattering, soul-shattering play." Hancock chronicles her childhood misadventures with sardonic wit, detailing her and her sister Meg's mischievous - if harmless - abuses of power (stealing Guess jeans from the Africa donation box, or hawking backyard swimming pool baptisms during her neighborhood's annual yard sale) and lovingly recalling the wisdom imparted by her long-suffering parents as they ministered to their unruly flock. TRESPASSERS WILL BE BAPTIZED marks the arrival of a talented new voice in a coming of age story that is by turns comical and affecting.
By Christin Ditchfield. 2012
A wonderfully packaged, provocative, and prayer-filled Bible study that immerses readers in a devotional walk through the book of Ephesians,…leaving readers both informed and reconnected with God.Ephesians is one of the most cherished books in the New Testament, speaking to such heartfelt concerns as finding God's purpose for your life, being unashamed in your faith, building unity within a fractured church, and battling spiritual warfare. Praying Ephesians takes readers on a journey to uncover the insightful truths of this Pauline epistle by way of guided intimate prayers, important historical backgrounds, word studies, and lots of application and inspirational content. This in-depth study enables readers to connect with God through a rich, prayerful look at His Word.
Work, sex, ice cream, religion-they all promise fulfillment. But what they deliver is fleeting.Jesus knew about this quest. He came…to show us that peace is possible in this life, not just the next one. Yet Christianity, the very religion that claims Jesus as its own, has often built the biggest barriers to him and the life he promised. Celebrated speaker and pastor Shane Hipps revives the faith with a fresh and persuasive understanding of the message of Jesus. The shocking truth is that Jesus proclaimed "eternal life" as a present reality that dwells within each of us. A transformative breakthrough, this book goes beyond "religion" or "spirituality" and cuts to the heart of our humanity and existence. It's about realizing that we already possess what we are searching for, and that the Heaven we long for isn't just a gift when we die, but a gift while we live. possible in this life, not just the next one. Yet Christianity, the very religion that claims Jesus as its own, has often built the biggest barriers to him and the life he promised. Celebrated speaker and pastor Shane Hipps revives the faith with a fresh and persuasive understanding of the message of Jesus. The shocking truth is that Jesus proclaimed "eternal life" as a present reality that dwells within each of us. A transformative breakthrough, this book goes beyond "religion" or "spirituality" and cuts to the heart of our humanity and existence. It's about realizing that we already possess what we are searching for, and that the Heaven we long for isn't just a gift when we die, but a gift while we live.
By Joyce Meyer. 2008
Joyce guides readers to making the most important decision they will ever make. Beginning with the decision to accept Christ,…Joyce explains the life-changing impact that comes from knowing God in the most personal way possible. She walks readers through what makes everyone unique creations as a tri-part being--spirit, soul, and body--and how God relates to them in all three areas. Joyce demonstrates the importance of each part aligning to serve God fully and helps readers avoid pitfalls that keep them from being their best.Joyce breaks the book into sections covering each of the parts that make up human beings and explains in great detail the various challenges faced in becoming healthy in those areas and how to anticipate and overcome those obstacles. With brief chapters that each cover a clear and concise thought this book is very reader friendly and accessible.Joyce's unique style shines through and delivers her core message of the importance of an intimate relationship with God and the many-fold ways that will change lives.
By Katara Washington Patton. 2016
The first book in a new series that brings the experiences of favorite Bible characters to specific challenges of contemporary…life. For contemporary moms, parenting today has challenges that sometimes feel unfathomable. But it turns out that successful moms don't need to master the latest parenting trends, because the best parenting advice has already been written-it's in the Bible. Now Katara Washington Patton provides an accessible gateway to that biblical advice--corroborated by best practices from respected authorities. Wondering how to help your kid who's being bullied on social media? Patton shares Jochebed's story (Moses' mom) with insights that illustrate what moms have to do to protect kids. How do you use the "village" to help raise children? Sarah knew. And her Biblical wisdom is applied to parenting today. Patton shows how Mary, Elizabeth, Ruth and others lead the way to successful 21st century mothering, and she shares digestible lessons busy moms can use in their own homes.ul mom.
Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth: Spiritual Conversations Inspired by the Life and Lyrics of Rich Mullins
By Andrew Greer, Randy Cox. 2017
Rich Mullins was a once-in-a-lifetime singer/songwriter whose impact on Christian music and the church is still felt today, even twenty…years after his passing. His words and music softened and inspired the most hardened hearts to believe. His was a ragged and raw faith of a pilgrim, poet, and prophet. Now more than a dozen of today’s singers, songwriters, producers, and authors gather to share never-before-heard stories and lessons that continue to influence their music and ministries today. These lessons, gleaned from Rich’s own struggles and pursuits, are combined with lyrics from unreleased Rich Mullins songs that will inspire longtime Mullins fans, new Christian music followers, and spiritual seekers trying to understand the reckless love of God.
By Ramona Richards. 2016
By Joyce Meyer. 2002
The devil is continually making the attempt to gain the upper hand, but he is no match for the Word…of God. In Eight Ways to Keep the Devil Under Your Feet, Joyce Meyer shares the secret of keeping the devil in his place. The reader will see the vital importance of going beyond mere knowledge of God's Word to putting the Word into action. The 8 ways to keep the devil under your feet include: remain peaceful in the storm, spend time with God, watch your mouth, think about what you are thinking about, and others.
By Joyce Meyer. 1997
This book will show you how to train your mouth to speak words that will make you overcomers in this…life. It emphasizes that speaking the Word of God must be coupled with living a life of complete obedience in order to see the power of God flow.
By Joyce Meyer. 2006
The bodies God gives are instruments for experiencing a fulfilling life on earth, for doing good works, for spiritual development.…To do the work individuals are meant to do, they need to keep in shape. They must maintain a sound mind, body, and soul. Yet in the modern world, it is all too easy to let one, two, or all three of these slip. LOOK GREAT, FEEL GREAT presents Joyce's twelve-key plan to address the epidemic of "self esteem drought" that appears to be a factor in perpetuating habits that create poor health. Additionally, Joyce will provide helpful resources, like the "Ounce of Prevention Checklist," for self-maintenance.
By Joyce Meyer. 2014
Fear commonly affects our ability to live fully, holding us back from what enriches our lives and the lives of…others. But our quality of life will improve when we learn how to be courageous in the face of fear.In LIVING COURAGEOUSLY, Joyce Meyer explains how, as Christians, we can overcome the paralyzing power of fear by calling upon the Lord. "Fear not" is written throughout the Bible. God knows His children will be confronted with fear, but He can help us resist it. It is your inherited right as a child of God to live life to the fullest and to enjoy it. Joyce will encourage you to be expectant as you learn to conquer fear, become all God wants you to be, and do all He wants you to do. With a blend of personal insight and inspiring Scripture, this book will help you employ the power of God to overcome fear and achieve your best.
By Clayborne Carson, Peter Holloran. 1998
This extraordinary collection of sermons by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. --many never before published-- features introductions and commentary by…the world's leading ministers and theologians, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, evangelist Billy Graham, and Congressman Floyd Flake. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
By James Watkins. 2016
By Justin Lee. 2012
As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed "God Boy" by his peers, he knew that…he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events--his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the "ex-gay" movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible--that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance. But more than just a memoir, TORN provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members--or who struggle with their own sexuality. Convinced that "in a culture that sees gays and Christians as enemies, gay Christians are in a unique position to bring peace," Lee demonstrates that people of faith on both sides of the debate can respect, learn from, and love one another.e another.
By Heather Harpham Kopp. 2013
Where do you turn for hope when you already have the answer--but the answer isn't working?As a long-time Christian, Heather…Kopp never expected to become an out-of-control alcoholic who kept private stashes of booze all over the place--tucked behind books in her study, zipped into a special compartment in her oversized purse, at the back of her closet stuffed inside her boots. Even as her career and marriage teetered on the brink, Kopp couldn't get a grip, desperately hiding the true extent of her drinking from the rest of the world--her husband included. During the day she wrote books about God and prayer and family. At night she'd locked herself in her bathroom to guzzle chardonnay.For her, as for many Christians who struggle with addiction, overwhelming shame and confusion only made things worse. Why wasn't her faith enough to save her? Why didn't repentance, Bible reading and prayer work? Where was God?Meanwhile, as she watched in horror, her grown son descended into his own nightmare of drugs and alcohol. She feared for his life, yet she couldn't stop drinking long enough to help him--or find a way out for herself.Until the day everything changed.Engaging, funny and bracingly honest, Kopp shares her remarkable journey into darkness...and back to the light again. Her story reveals the unique challenges and spiritual conundrums Christians face when they become ensnared in an addiction, and the redemption that's possible when we finally reach the end of ourselves. If you love Jesus but shop too much, drink too much, eat too much, crush on men who aren't your husband, or otherwise fixate on doing things you hate but can't stop doing, SOBER MERCIES is for you.As you follow Kopp's sincere, stumbling journey toward freedom and a deeply satisfying relationship with God, you'll find renewed hope--and practical steps of recovery--for your own journey.
By Karen Kingsbury. 2005
#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury delivers a collection of powerful stories which explore adoption from the perspectives…of those who have experienced it from all sides. Inspiring and comforting, the greatest gift of these stories is in the encouragement they offer--through true accounts of adoption blessings--to anyone considering taking on the special role of an adoptive parent.
By James Dobson. 2014
Vivimos en una cultura que trata de destruir la fe embrionaria de nuestros hijos y guiarlos a una ideología políticamente…correcta, a sistemas de creencias ateas, y a tanta inmoralidad que habría conmocionado a las generaciones anteriores. A esto es que se enfrentan los padres cristianos de hoy en día, y muchos de ellos están aterrorizados de ello. Vivimos en tiempos realmente peligrosos. Pero la buena noticia es que hay una manera en la cual usted puede salir victorioso de esta batalla por los corazones, mentes y almas de nuestros preciosos hijos. Sea cual sea la etapa en la que se encuentre como padre o abuelo, usted puede dejar un legado espiritual que equipará a sus hijos y nietos con un patrimonio de fe inquebrantable. SU LEGADO le ofrece las respuestas presentándole: La historia personal del Dr. Dobson de su propio legado espiritual; Las estrategias para la formación espiritual de los niños; La ayuda para padres de hijos pródigos; La esperanza de alcanzar a los padres que no han sido salvos; Los principios para desarrollar una relación de amor con sus hijos; Los testimonios de padres que lo han hecho bien; Las historias que puede contarles a sus hijos y dejarles su legado; Los pasos que puede tomar para llevar a su hijo a Cristo ¿Cómo le puede enseñar a sus hijos lo que más importa? Es siendo intencional sobre su formación espiritual. SU LEGADO le ayudará a hacer que esa sea la prioridad central de su familia.
By Joe Amaral. 2011
Modern-day Christians often bring their own presuppositions and assumptions to the reading of the Bible, not realizing how deeply their…understanding of Christ's life and teachings is affected by a 21st-century worldview. In UNDERSTANDING JESUS, author Joe Amaral delves deep into Jewish history, societal mores, and cultural traditions, closing the gap created by geographical distance and over two thousand years of history. Using a chronological approach to the life of Christ, he guides the reader through significant events such as Jesus' birth, baptism, and crucifixion, pointing out illuminating details that that the Western mind would normally miss.Amaral's premise is that to understand Jesus, we must understand the time and place in which he was born, the background from which he drew his illustrations, and the audience he spoke to. Throughout the book he explores specific terms, places, and events for their significance and shows how they add richness and meaning to the text. Topics include the connection between Jesus and John the Baptist, the annual Feasts and why they are important to modern Christianity, Jewish customs such as foot-washing, clean and unclean foods, paying tribute to political governments, and the significance of various miracles.In UNDERSTANDING JESUS, Amaral draws back the curtain on a way of life that existed during the reign of the Caesars, and in doing so, reveals truths about the way we live more than two thousand years later, half a world away.
By Joseph Prince. 2016
A 100-day devotional adapted from New York Times bestselling author Joseph Prince's book Grace Revolution. With Joseph Prince as a…guide, the faithful can delve even further into the radical, inside-out transformation that comes from a personal acceptance of grace. This devotional will revolutionize how the reader sees God, leading him or her to a victorious life with lasting breakthroughs. Each daily experience includes Today's Scripture: A Scripture to meditate on to recalibrate the mind and receive the fullness of God's grace; Today's Excerpt: A key truth about grace that ministers and delivers God's liberating love; Today's Thought: An uplifting, liberating, and powerful thought for the day; Today's Reflection: A place to journal; Today's Prayer: A simple but powerful prayer to help anyone express his or her heart to the heavenly Father.
By Christian Piatt. 2014
It's the end of Christianity as we know it. But it's not a catastrophe-it's an opportunity. Thousands are walking away…from the church. Christians are grappling with their faith. And both believers and nonbelievers wondering-what's coming next? Fearless and provocative, spiritual trailblazer Christian Piatt offers a roadmap to the future of faith with an unflinching examination of the church today. What's left? Pairing the best "virtues" and worst "scandals" of Christianity, Piatt invites us to abandon institutional religion for deeper, truer faith. Can we fix it? Guided by the biggest historical, religious, and pop-cultural pioneers of the postChristian era, he demonstrates how to save the best of what Christianity has to offer-and how to rediscover and reinvent the rest. Do we care? There's plenty of good left in Christianity-if we dare to be as scandalously graceful and loving as Jesus Himself. Bold and insightful, POSTCHRISTIAN dares Christians to break out of the box and invites outsiders into the fold as we revolutionize faith for a postmodern world.