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By Ronald Rolheiser. 2015
"With his elegant prose and thought provoking imagery, Rolheiser brilliantly explores the mystery at the heart of the Christian faith.…The Passion and the Cross challenges readers to enter more deeply into questions of faith, life, love, and suffering, and then offers the spiritual tools needed for the journey." --Kerry Weber, managing editor, America, author, Mercy in the City
By Joseph S. Bonsall. 2003
In the early morning hours of June 6, tens of thousands of boys from the shores of Maine, the rivers…of Mississippi, and the lakes of Minnesota were taking a boat ride that would go down in history. With the ocean spray in their faces and hearts practically beating out of their chests, American G.I.s peers through the mist and saw the beaches of France. The Allied invasion of Hitlers Europe was on! A skinny kid from Philly checked his rifle for the umpteenth time and swallowed hard. A strip of beach codenamed Utah lay just ahead.... The 1944 D-Day landings preserved freedom all over the world and affected countless individual lives including G.I. Joe and his wife, Lillie. After the war, G.I. Joe and Lillie settled into a life that included two children. Old wounds, though, never quite let G.I. Joe leave France. Nightmares and crippling injuries left him with only one true friend, but she was all he'd ever need. Lillie embarked on a decades-long love affair, from the moment she saw that skinny boy from Philly in an army hospital. Five days of courtship and 55 years of marriage strengthened by faith saw to that. Lillie prayed daily for her husband and children in the difficult years ahead. Together, they made it all the way home. In Lillie's America, it was sacrifice that preserved cherished freedoms, and loyalty kept families united and strong. Lillie's steadfast faith and heartfelt devotion is a lesson for our time. This story of patriotism, bravery abroad and at home, and most of all, deep commitment, sets in a gold frame the very essence of America. The story of G.I. Joe and Lillie helps us all remember that true love never, ever dies.
Rick Warren’s bestselling book The Purpose Driven® Life describes God’s five purposes for every Christian. Now Erik Rees helps you…discover God’s unique purpose for your life based on the way God has shaped you. He made you marvelously unique for a reason. Tap into that reason and into the secrets of your own deeply personal makeup—the remarkable ensemble of passions, talents, experiences, temperament, and spiritual gifts that work together to make you who you are—and you’ll discover the path to a life of unimagined purpose, impact, and fulfillment. In this eye-opening, empowering, and liberating book, Rees shows you how to uncover God’s most powerful and effective means of advancing his kingdom on earth: your own irreplaceable, richly detailed personal design. Based on the purpose of ministry outlined in The Purpose Driven Life, this inspiring guidebook gives you the tools to: Unlock your God-given potential Uncover your specific Kingdom Purpose Unfold a kingdom plan for your life Filled with Scripture and real-life stories, S.H.A.P.E. presents a series of challenges that will guide you through the process of discovering your personal blend of Spiritual Gifts: A set of special abilities that God has given you to share his love and serve others. Heart: The special passions God has given you so that you can glorify him on earth. Abilities: The set of talents God gave you when you were born, which he also wants you to use to make an impact for him. Personality: The special way God wired you to navigate life and fulfill your unique Kingdom Purpose. Experiences: Those parts of your past, both positive and painful, which God intends to use in great ways. It’s all here: insights that can change the way you look at yourself and how you live your life and practical guidance for applying them. Discover how to apply your amazing array of personal attributes in ways that bring confidence, freedom, clarity, and significance that can only come from your Creator.
By Israel Wayne. 2014
Jesus rarely answered questions He was asked, but instead turned the tables by asking a piercing question of His own.…Questions Jesus Asks goes through a broad spectrum of these, dealing with issues like morality, suffering, humility, faith, and much more. Explore the unique paradox of Jesus' divinity and humanity Be challenged by the questions Jesus asks each of us Learn more about Jesus and find the answers to your own life's questions. John 17:3 tells us: "And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." There is no higher purpose in life than the knowledge of God through His Son. Prepare to learn far more about God and the nature of Jesus than you thought was possible. Jesus asks penetrating questions that cut passed the pretense and reach the target of our hearts.
By Dr David Jeremiah. 2018
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW THE BOOK OF REVELATION APPLIES TO YOUR LIFE? When Christ Appears brings clarity to one…of the most misunderstood books of the Bible. The book of Revelation promises a special blessing for those who take the time to peer into the future with the apostle John. Readers learn that Christ triumphs. Satan loses. Sorrow, sickness, and death disappear. And God Himself wipes away the tears from every eye. When the heartache of this present world weighs heavily on us, we have only to look up and look ahead at the radiant end of one story and the joyous beginning of a new story that will never end. Unique Features: - Divided into 60 chapters, covering all of Revelation in depth - Utilizes notes and text from The Jeremiah Study Bible - Each chapter includes an original prayer to bring you closer to Him as you study Revelation
By Rob Bell, Kristen Bell. 2014
There is a mysterious, indescribable, complex exchange that can happen in the space between you and your partner. You find…each other. Your centers of gravity expand as your lives become more and more entwined. You create space for this other person to thrive while they're doing the same for you. This creates a flow of energy in the space between you. This energy field is at the heart of marriage. It flows in the space between you, space that exists nowhere else in the universe. You can become more familiar with how this energy field works. You can develop language between you to identify what's happening in the space between you. You can sharpen your abilities to assess it. You can act in certain ways to increase the flow. You can identify what's blocking the flow, and then you can overcome those barriers. Years into your marriage, you can continue to intensify this energetic flow between you.It is risky to give yourself to another. There are no guarantees, and there are lots of ways for it to fall apart and break your heart. But the upside is infinite.--from The Zimzum of LoveNew York Times bestselling author Rob Bell and his wife, Kristen Bell, explore a whole new way of understanding our most intimate and powerful relationship: marriage. The concepts behind The Zimzum of Love open ways for us to transform and deepen how we love.
By Iain Matthew. 1995
St John of the Cross testifies to a God who longs to meet us in our deepest need. Whilst rejection…and imprisonment played their part in the life of this sixteenth-century Spanish friar, John's poetry and prose reveal the beauty and power of a wondrous God. It gives us courage to believe in the possibility of change in our own lives, however unlikely or impossible this may seem. Father Iain Matthew uses this classic inspirational Christian writing as his starting point, and offers five interpretations which make its richness relevant to the modern reader.
By Charlie Cleverly. 2015
The Song of Songs is redolent with poetic imagery, featuring as it does the love songs of a man and…a woman as they explore their relationship. Down the centuries it has often been interpreted either as a sexually-charged love story or an entirely metaphorical imagining of the relationship between God and his people. In this deeply-felt book Charlie Cleverly argues that both interpretations are critical to a true understanding of this book that lies right at the heart of the Bible. If our relationships with one another and with God are not both fully in tune with our humanity, in all its richness, and with our spirituality in its highest form, then we will fall short of all we can be in our lives. Drawing on a wide range of sources, literary and theological and across the ages, Charlie Cleverly makes the case for a new, rounded understanding of this important book.
By Krish Kandiah. 2014
Tying in to a nationwide joint campaign by the Evangelical Alliance and Care for the Family, Krish Kandiah wants us…all to take seriously Jesus's call to 'suffer the little children' by engaging with the needs of the many thousands of children up and down the country who are in care and whom the church could and should be helping.Krish and his wife Miriam have adopted and fostered children themselves and their experience - and that of the many others in this book - is very different from the popular myth which suggests social services seek to prevent Christians from getting involved. Krish argues that whatever the state's stance may be, it is a part of our calling as God's church to get involved where it's hardest, and to help these children out of the tough realities they find themselves in.Filled with stories from people who have adopted or were adopted themselves, alongside practical advice on how it all works and the challenges that will come, this book makes a compelling case that the church can and must make a difference in these children's lives, and asks us all to consider our response.
By Jo Saxton. 2011
Are you a woman getting on with shaping your surroundings - in the office, at church, in your local community?…Do you ever feel unsupported and unequipped? Do you sometimes doubt your calling? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, INFLUENTIAL is for you. In it Jo Saxton unpacks biblical principles on leadership, interviews women who lead in different situations and contexts, asks the deepest, most difficult questions, and gives all sorts of practical ideas for how to be a woman of influence - wherever you are.
By Jane Butterworth. 2011
Most couples enter a committed relationship expecting it to last forever, but the sad reality is that nearly half of…all marriages end in divorce and many cohabiting couples are destined to split up. There's no magic about having a solid, long-lasting relationship. Love is important, but it also takes a lot of work. Let's Stay Together, by acclaimed agony aunt Jane Butterworth, looks at how to sort out problems when the going gets rough - as it will at some time for all couples.
By James May. 2017
'A typically Mayesque celebration of classic engineering ... May is extraordinarily good at explaining what a carburettor is or outlining…how a governor works... It's charming, transfixing and surprisingly intimate...It might be the best thing he's ever done.' - Guardian [review of BBC4 TV series]'Reassembly is merely a form of therapy; something that stimulates a part of my brain that is left wanting in my daily life. When I rebuild a bicycle, I re-order my head. So might you...I'm delighted that you will be holding in your hands a book about putting things back together. It's a subject that fascinates me but which I assumed was a lonely passion that I would take to the grave, unconsummated by the normal channels of human interaction.Welcome! You and I, we are not alone, and our screwdrivers are our flashing Excaliburs as we sally forth to make small parts of the fragmented world whole again.'As in his hit BBC4 TV series, as well as learning the history of the objects, we get a history of the component parts. As James rebuilds an engine, he explains the cylinders, what they are, how they came about and what they do.
By Sister Consilio. 2016
In today's busy world, we can get caught up with the worries and stresses of life. We live in our…heads, as we move at lightning pace from one thing to the next.Here, in The Harbour Within, Sister Consilio of Cuan Mhuire suggests how we can live happier and more peaceful lives by learning to live from the soul instead of our heads.From a seven-day guide to living at soul level, to thoughts and inspirations to carry you through difficult times, The Harbour Within shows us how we can discover a place of peace, unconditional love and joy - a harbour within.'When we move out of our heads and begin to live at soul level, we open ourselves to a life with unconditional love: one that strives to reach beyond thought, expectation, emotion and feeling' Sister Consilio
Short, pithy pieces--including stories, jokes, little-known facts, brief biographies, quotes, word puzzles, and quizzes--offer fascinating information for anyone with a…few minutes to spare. Readers will find that not only are they learning something, they're being uplifted by the entertaining trivia, heartwarming stories, and humorous anecdotes.
By T. D. Jakes, Jacqueline Jakes. 2006
Jacqueline Jakes is uniquely gifted to reach hurting women with serious needs. In GODS TROPHY WOMEN, she encourages women enduring…hardship by reminding them that God looks upon them as winnersas trophies He molded and treasures. The book contains stories of conquerors who have triumphed through their faith in Jesus Christ. Some are women of the Bible; some are the seemingly ordinary women who fill our lives. Readers will learn their secrets to survival, their pathways to success, and the qualities necessary to shine in their own lives. Jacqueline Jakes wrote GODS TROPHY WOMEN to provide strength to see women through the tough timesall the way to victory.
By Rebecca Barlow Jordan. 2006
Do we really understand what it means to enjoy God? To live in communion with Him? To truly experience His…love? Many would have to answer no. Some people wonder if we're even supposed to enjoy God!
By Kristin Armstrong. 2009
You may have met, or know, a woman like this: She brightens a room and can alter the energy before…she opens her mouth. Her presence alone is uplifting, her warmth is genuine radiance, and her eye contact feels like a gift. She knows herself well enough to be able to get to know you and has no need to hide because she lives in truth. She is the kind of woman that makes you check your posture, inside and out. When she is happy, you want to celebrate with her. When she is struggling, you still want to celebrate with her. Come to think of it, anything with her would be just fine. Who is this woman? She lives in every woman who exudes true femininity through God's grace. Now, at a time when society gives women every wrong image about what it means to be a woman, Kristin wants to write a positive, inspiring message investigating what it means to be a woman with grace. Filled with scripture and personal anecdotes, WORK IN PROGRESS describes the twelve traits of a graceful woman and shows readers how they can embody them.
By David Bordon, Tom Winters. 2006
Because the end of your work life doesn't have to mean the end of your life. Retirement doesn't have to…mark a solitary or dull lifestyle. Whether you are retired already or preparing for the transition, 101 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE YOU RETIRE will inspire you with 101 unique and creative ideas to get more out of life than just punching a clock. This book will show readers how to live life to the max and challenge them to experience the adventure God has planned for their lives, moment by moment. Who says your career is the defining element of your life?
By W. B. Freeman. 2006
Toilet trivia? Not exactly. These are lighthearted, funny, and informative biblical facts in a popular "bathroom book" format, the first…in a four book series. More than just "bathroom reading," these short, pithy pieces--including stories, jokes, little-known facts, brief biographies, quotes, word puzzles, and quizzes--offer fascinating information for anyone with a few minutes to spare. Features include "Ten People You Didn't Know Were in the Bible," "A Salty Start" (a surprising cultural practice from biblical days), and "God's Plan, and a Bet Gone Wrong" (a succinct retelling of Samson's life), along with other trivia, heartwarming stories, and humorous anecdotes.
By Jack W. Hayford, S. David Moore. 2006
The most profound event in modern church history took place not in a cathedral but in a clapboard church in…Los Angeles. A small congregation of mostly African American worshipers embraced the concept that New Testament signs and wonders were still available in the early twentieth century. Their dramatic spiritual revival, which became known as the Azusa Street Revival, attracted believers worldwide and launched the modern Pentecostal and Charismatic movements. This event forever changed Christian worship, music, and expression. In commemoration of Azusa Street's 100th anniversary, Jack Hayford tells the story, revealing how Christians are still experiencing its impact.