Sunrise CD Collection: Sunrise / Summer / Someday / Sunset
Karen Kingsbury - 2009
Is it possible for Katy to find a place in Dayne’s world? Amid wedding plans and other family news, John Baxter feels the hope of a breathtaking sunrise for the first time since Elizabeth’s death. Meanwhile, the Flanigan family is struggling with their young boarder, Cody Coleman. Summer Katy wins the part in Dayne’s next film and is cast opposite her super-star husband. By the time they finish filming the movie, they feel cracks around the edges of their marriage. The Baxter family learns that Ashley and Kari are both pregnant, but an ultrasound reveals that something is wrong with one of the babies. The Flanigans continue to draw closer to their only daughter, yet Bailey struggles to find her way amidst the turmoil of adolescence. Someday Pressures of the celebrity lifestyle weigh heavily on Dayne and Katy Matthews as they take on separate movie projects. The Flanigan family recognizes the deep loss of the Christian Kids Theater, and they begin to pray for a miracle. John Baxter takes the next step in his relationship with Elaine, giving him a season to contemplate selling the Baxter house. Sunset Dayne and Katy Matthews continue to adjust to life in Bloomington as they look forward to a new chapter together—expanding their family. The Flanigans receive tragic news that weighs heavily on everyone’s mind. As John Baxter prepares for his marriage to Elaine Denning, one of the Baxters enters the most trying season of all.
Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind
Joyce Meyer - 2009
Sections include: The Power of a Positive You 5 Rules for Keeping Your Attitude at the Right Altitude More Power To You bulleted keys to successful thinking in each chapter The Power of PerspectiveNobody has more of a "can-do" attitude than Joyce Meyer. Now you can, too.
Living a Life of Fire: An Autobiography
Reinhard Bonnke - 2009
More than simple facts about a preacher's life, it's filled with adventures from the heart of Africa, real life dramatic stories of people and places, and powerful demonstrations of the Holy Spirit working in the here and now.
Culture of Honor: Sustaining a Supernatural Environment
Danny Silk - 2009
Through many relevant and true-life stories, the church is revealed as a place of freedom, respect, empowerment, and healthy discipline (not punishment). Culture of Honor challenges the status quo of church leadership structure and presents a refreshing view of the five-fold ministry. Jesus acknowledged this important principle in Matthew 20:25-26: "But Jesus called them to Himself and said, 'You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant." If those with power learn how to empower those around them, then surely it will come to pass that, "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven." Today you can apply the truths revealed to relationships in your family, workplace, community, ministry, church--anywhere you deal with others.
Jesus Lives Devotional: Seeing His Love in Your Life
Sarah Young - 2009
In Jesus Lives Devotional,thereare 180 topical devotions exemplifying Jesus’ presence in your life. Through this journey, Sarah brings to light the truth of Romans 8:11: The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from thedead, lives in you! This promise will come to life and bring new meaning asyou discover that Jesus lives indeed!
The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children
Stormie Omartian - 2009
With stories from other parents and insight gleaned from personal experience, Stormie helps you pray with the power of God's Word over your adult children and theircareer choices and sense of purposemarriages and other vital relationshipsparenting skills and leadershipstruggles, addictions, or emotional trialsfaith commitment and prayer lifePerhaps you are watching your grown children step out into the world and wishing you could do more to support them while giving them the freedom they crave. You can. It doesn't matter how young or old they are, you can rest in the power of God working through your prayers.
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith
Ann Spangler - 2009
Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus’ ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him.You will hear the parables as they must have sounded to first-century Jews, powerful and surprising. You will join the conversations that were already going on among the rabbis of his day. You will watch with new understanding as the events of his life unfold. And you will emerge with new excitement about the roots of your own Christian faith. Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus. It will also help you to adapt the rich prayers and customs you learn about to your own life, in ways that both respect and enrich your Christian faith. By looking at the Jewishness of Jesus, Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg take you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, one that is both balanced and insightful, helping you to better understand and appreciate your own faith.
The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation
Michael Reeves - 2009
But what motivated the Reformers? And what were they really like? The Unquenchable Flame, a lively, accessible, and fully informative introduction to the Reformation by Michael Reeves, brings to life the movement’s most colorful characters (Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, The Puritans, etc.), examines their ideas, and shows the profound and personal relevance of Reformation thinking for today. Also included are a lengthy Reformation timeline, a map of key places in the Reformation, further reading suggestions, and, in this U.S. edition, a new foreword by 9 Marks Ministries president Mark Dever.Michael Reeves is theological advisor for Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF), a charity supporting evangelism in higher education throughout the United Kingdom. He was previously associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place and holds a doctorate in systematic theology from King’s College London.
Comforts from the Cross: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick - 2009
But many women aren't finding solace in theirrelationship with Christ because they don't see how his life, death, and resurrection connect with soccer practices and swimlessons. Besides, they just don't have time to sit down and read atheology book, no matter how much they might hunger for God'struths.That's where Elyse Fitzpatrick's latest book comes in.Comforts from the Cross provides those well-intentionedwomen with bite-sized readings to remind them of their place inChrist and of his love and ministry in their busy lives. It alsodusts off the facts of the gospel to show how ancient truths suchas justification, sanctification, and redemption can free andenliven their souls every day. Even more, these five-minutecelebrations of the gospel relieve readers of legalisticcondemnation and empower them for joyful obedience by engenderingfresh love for the Savior.A perfect choice for gift-giving or personal encouragement, Fitzpatrick's book helps active women grasp the practicality of thegospel message and experience its deep comforts.
Secrets of a Prayer Warrior
Derek Prince - 2009
Yet many believers struggle with their prayer lives, wondering whether they are really making a difference and how they can be more effective. Delving deep into the biblical understanding of prayer, beloved author and leader Derek Prince shows readers the secret to leading a dynamic prayer life, how to receive what they ask for, and how to align themselves with the heart of God. Practical strategies like fasting, biblical study, discipline, and consistency are extensively explained and illustrated by powerful testimonies. This is a life-changing book.
Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters
Timothy J. Keller - 2009
Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness, but with a sneaking suspicion they might not deliver. The recent economic meltdown has cast a harsh new light on these pursuits. In a matter of months, fortunes, marriages, careers, and a secure retirement have disappeared for millions of people. No wonder so many of us feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful. But the truth is that we made lesser gods of these good things—gods that can’t give us what we really need. There is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings—and now is the perfect time to meet him again, or for the first time.The Bible tells us that the human heart is an “idol-factory,” taking good things and making them into idols that drive us. In Counterfeit Gods, Keller applies his trademark approach to show us how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts. This powerful message will cement Keller’s reputation as a critical thinker and pastor, and comes at a crucial time—for both the faithful and the skeptical.
A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World
Paul E. Miller - 2009
Miller’s down-to-earth approach and practical nature will help you see that your relationship with God can grow and your communication with Him can get better. Parents will find Miller’s family-life experiences especially helpful.
Above All Things
Deborah Raney - 2009
Expecting their first baby, Judd and Evette McGlin are thrilled at the prospect of becoming parents. But their marriage faces the ultimate test when Judd learns he already has a child: a six-year-old bi-racial daughter, born amid secrets and lies. Now, Evette must decide if she can accept the child—and forgive Judd. She thought she was open-minded—until hidden prejudices threaten the future of an innocent little girl, Evette's marriage, and the very notion of the woman she's believed herself to be. Above all things, this child needs acceptance and love. Needs Evette to discover what being a mother truly means. Needs Judd to face his past. And needs them both to discover what it truly means to be a family. This novel was originally published in 2009 under the same title by Steeple Hill.It has been updated from the original edition.
The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples
Stephen Kendrick - 2009
And like the husband in Fireproof (the film where The Love Dare originated), readers know this 40-day challenge to understand and practice unconditional love with their spouse need not end when the book does.With that in mind, The Love Dare Day by Day encourages and challenges couples toward new steps in faith and love with 365 marital encouragements, reminders, and action points worth repeating year after year.Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare Day by Day is a journey you need to take. It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy
Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World
N.D. Wilson - 2009
When Nate Wilson looks at the world around him, he asks "What is this place? Why is this place? Who approved it? Am I supposed to take it seriously?" What could such an outlandish, fantastical world say about its Creator? In these sparkling chapters, Wilson gives an aesthetic examination of the ways in which humanity has tried to make sense of this overwhelming carnival ride of a world. He takes a whimsical, thought-provoking look at everything from the "magic" of quantum physics, to nature's absurdities, to the problem of evil, evolution and hell. These frequently humorous, and uniquely beautiful portraits express reality unknown to many Christians-the reality of God's story unfolding around and among us. As the author says, "Welcome to His poem. His play. His novel. His comedy. Let the pages flick your thumbs."
One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land
Priscilla Shirer - 2009
Of the original two million Israelites who received God’s invitation to enter the Promised Land, only two actually entered it!Similarly, modern day Christians often hear and understand the promises of God each Sunday morning at church but then rarely choose to experience them in everyday life. In One in a Million , Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer invites us to change that pattern for good, living beyond our circumstances and expecting to see God move in miraculous ways day after day. Without a doubt, we can find and follow God’s purpose for our journey. We can make it to the Promised Land!
Deborah Raney - 2009
Olivia Cline has followed her husband to a new town, hoping for a fresh start after Derek’s affair with a coworker. But even before they move into their new home, tragedy strikes, and Derek is gone. With no job and precious little money, how will she cope? Going back to Chicago isn’t an option. Especially not after Olivia's shocking discovery only weeks after Derek’s death. Her answer comes in a job posting—and the handsome, brooding artist who posted it. Acclaimed artist Reed Vincent has recently regained his eyesight, thanks to a corneal transplant. But to help him through the transition, he needs an assistant in his studio. Olivia, an aspiring artist herself, is just what Reed was looking for. And easy on the eyes, too. Through Reed's eyes, Olivia begins to see the possibilities before her. Before them. Until, in a flash of insight, she knows why his signature is so hauntingly familiar…. The revelation could tear the couple apart…or open their eyes to a new journey from sorrow to joy. This novel was originally published in 2009 under the same title. It has been updated from the original and includes an all-new epilogue!
Last Light/Night Light
Terri Blackstock - 2009
No need to turn off the lights.When a crisis sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, the Branning family has life-or-death decisions to make. Will they hoard their possessions to survive---or trust God to provide as they offer their resources to others? Their little community will stand or fall together. And trust doesn't come easily...particularly when one of them is a killer. No electricity. No running water. No luxuries. No law.No turning back.With the country shaken to the core after a global crisis shuts down banks, businesses, and all electronics, the Brannings struggle to survive. The discovery of four children living alone in a filthy apartment, stealing to stay alive, prompts them to stretch their already-thin resources and take them into their home. The search for the children's mother uncovers a trail of desperation and murder ... and for the Brannings, a powerful new purpose that can transform their entire community -- and above all, themselves.
Fathered by God: Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You
John Eldredge - 2009
In Fathered by God, Eldredge calls men back to a simple and reassuring truth: God is our Father, and he wants to show us what masculinity really means. Eldredge teaches us that there's a path leading to authentic manhood, cut by generation after generation of men. There are perils along the trail, even disasters--all the more reason to rely on the guidance of a Father who has gone before us.A boy has a lot to learn in his journey to becoming a man, and it takes the active intervention of father figures and the fellowship of other men to guide us along the way. Eldredge shares that in all of life's trials and triumphs, God is initiating boys and men through the stages of manhood.Through personal stories and practical guidance, Eldredge provides a map through the six stages of a man's journey and answers some of the most common questions about manhood that he's received over the years, including:How can I set a good example for my son?What does the Bible teach us about masculinity?How can I become the man that God designed me to be?Fathered by God maps out the path of manhood--not more rules, not another list of principles, not formulas, but a well-worn path that men have followed for centuries before us. Discover the truth about masculinity and become the man that God sees in you.
Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy
Nancy Leigh DeMoss - 2009
If we fail to chose it, by default we choose ingratitude. And once allowed into the heart, ingratitude does not come by itself, but with other seedy companions that only succeed in stealing joy.Derived from a popular Revive Our Hearts radio series, Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy challenges and equips the reader to live a life of intention, a life based on thankfulness for the freedom Christ has provided and for the blessings of others.By intentionally thanking God and others, bitterness and entitlement are replaced with joy and the humble realization of just how undeserving we really are. To not choose gratitude is more costly than we usually realize. When we do choose a lifestyle of heartfelt, humble gratitude, we are mindful of the benefits received from our gracious Savior and those He has placed around us, and our joy becomes full. Includes a bonus 30-day plan of journaling, prayer, and activities to help the reader on her path to joy
Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches
Russell D. Moore - 2009
Moore does not shy away from this call in Adopted for Life, a popular-level, practical manifesto for Christians to adopt children and to help equip other Christian families to do the same. He shows that adoption is not just about couples who want children-or who want more children. It is about an entire culture within evangelicalism, a culture that sees adoption as part of the Great Commission mandate and as a sign of the gospel itself.Moore, who adopted two boys from Russia and has spoken widely on the subject, writes for couples considering adoption, families who have adopted children, and pastors who wish to encourage adoption.
Miracles: A 52-Week Devotional
Karen Kingsbury - 2009
It includes stunning excerpts from each of Karen's Miracles books, including A Treasury of Adoption Miracles, A Treasury of Miracles for Teens, A Treasury of Miracles for Women, A Treasury of Miracles for Friends, and A Treasury of Christmas Miracles. Perfect for holiday sharing, this special volume offers healing messages, beautiful verses of Scripture, and stories of real-life miracles happening all around.
Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner: The Transforming Power of God's Story
Wendy Blight - 2009
The man spent an hour physically and sexually assaulting Wendy, leaving her changed forever. After this terrifying experience, she lived for years cocooned in a prison of fear, despair, and hopelessness. Finally, after years of searching and believing she had nowhere else to turn, she fell on her knees before God and poured out her tears, anger, and questions to Him. Wendy’s story is one of transformation from trauma to rebirth through the power of the Word of God.Through Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner, the reader will experience hope and the encouragement necessary to press forward to healing and restoration.
Karen Kingsbury - 2009
Holden Harris is an eighteen-year-old locked in a prison of autism. Despite his quiet ways and quirky behaviors, Holden is very happy and socially normal—on the inside, in a private world all his own. In reality, he is bullied at school by kids who only see that he is very different. Ella Reynolds is part of the “in” crowd. A cheerleader and star of the high school drama production, her life seems perfect. When she catches Holden listening to her rehearse for the school play, she is drawn to him … the way he is drawn to the music. Then, Ella makes a dramatic discovery—she and Holden were best friends as children. Frustrated by the way Holden is bullied, and horrified at the indifference of her peers, Ella decides to take a stand against the most privileged and popular kids at school. Including her boyfriend, Jake. Ella believes miracles can happen in the unlikeliest places, and that just maybe an entire community might celebrate from the sidelines. But will Holden’s praying mother and the efforts of Ella and a cast of theater kids be enough to unlock the prison that contains Holden? This time, friendship, faith, and the power of a song must be strong enough to open the doors to the miracle Holden needs.
Just Between You and Me: A Novel of Losing Fear and Finding God
Jenny B. Jones - 2009
Her job as a cinematographer takes her from one exotic locale to the next. When Maggie's not working, she loves to rappel off cliffs or go skydiving. Nothing frightens her.Nothing, that is, except Ivy, Texas, where a family emergency pulls her back home to a town full of bad memories, painful secrets, and people Maggie left far behind . . . for a reason.Forced to stay longer than she intended, Maggie finds her family a complete mess, including the niece her sister has abandoned. Ten-year-old Riley is struggling in school and out of control at home. The only person who can really handle the pint-sized troublemaker is Conner, the local vet and Ivy's most eligible bachelor. But Conner and Maggie keep butting heads--he's suspicious of her and, well, she doesn't rely on anyone but herself.As Maggie humorously fumbles her way from one mishap to another, she realizes she's going to need to ask for help from the one person who scares her the most.To save one little girl--and herself--can Maggie let go of her fears and just trust God?
Mary Connealy - 2009
Her free-spending husband expects nothing less. But now he has died, leaving her unprotected, heavily in debt, and pregnant. As any single woman doesn't remain so for long in Divide, Montana, Cassie wonders if marrying one of the local cowboys might be her only choice. After seeing her choices, she then wonders if joining her husband might be even better.Red Dawson has always had a soft spot in his heart for Cassie, even though most of the townspeople see her only as a silk-clad china doll. When she's left a widow, only one thing keeps him from immediately sweeping her off her feet—she's a nonbeliever.As the other cowboys lay claim to Cassie, the most powerful rancher in the area steps forward to demand what he thinks rightly belongs to him... and the property that goes with her. Red struggles with figuring out what to do, but decides he can't allow Cassie to suffer a fate worse than death and marries her himself.Will Red win over this seemingly fragile and spoiled china doll's heart... and survive her unique brand of ranch help in the meantime? Will Cassie find true love with her cowboy—and his God—when she exchanges smooth silk for coarse calico?
Terri L. Fivash - 2009
Not only had he saved the kingdom, but the lives of Hassar Jonathan and King Shaul as well. Even so, Shaul took away his freedom . . . and then gave him the generals mantle. A bittersweet reward indeed for Yahwehs chosen one.But he wasnt ready yet to lead the armies of Israelor to accept his true status as Mashiah. He needed timeand the hassars relentless training. Roeh Shamuels steady guidance calmed his fears: If you are to fulfill Yahwehs task, you must accept the place He has for you and conduct yourself in such a manner as to bring honor to the One who gave it to you."And so, despite Abners blatant contempt and Shauls persistent censure, regardless of his own failure or triumph in battle, he chose unswerving loyalty to Yahweh. No one would ever fully understand the consequences of such devotion.No one but Jonathan.
Grace Notes: Daily Readings with a Fellow Pilgrim
Philip Yancey - 2009
If you’re one of those readers, you know personally how his insights have affected your mind and heart. And if you’re new to Yancey, you’re in for a life-altering experience. These meditations—all drawn from the beloved and bestselling writings of the author—will take you through an entire year of Yancey’s insight and imagination, covering a broad range of topics: • How to rediscover God through the wonders of nature, music, and romantic love • Why grace means you can’t do anything to make God love you more or less • What happens when you cut through preconceptions to encounter the “real” Jesus • How to renew your understanding and practice of prayer • Where you can see God in unexpected people and places • How to cope when life crashes in around you Every day, experience the best from a beloved author who, with freshness, clarity, and energy, has so brilliantly articulated God’s wonderful but mysterious relationship with you. "
Vanessa Miller - 2009
Since the age of twenty-two, when he prayed for God to keep him out of prison, JT knew he would preach the gospel. Bishop Turner makes it possible; but there are strings attached, and now JT isn't sure he can stay tied down. Cutting loose causes more problems than JT anticipated. When an old friend from his days on the streets resurfaces and his "extracurricular activity" comes knocking on his front door, JT's life and the lives of those close to him spiral out of control. Now he will need divine intervention to make things right. But how much help can a man hope to receive when he feels he's been forsaken by God?
The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows
James Bryan Smith - 2009
Some are true--but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. The path to spiritual transformation begins here. Turning to the Gospels, Smith invites you to put your ideas to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. Once you've discovered the truth in Scripture, Smith leads you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind. At the end of each chapter you'll find an opportunity for soul training, engaging in spiritual practices that reinforce the biblical messages on your mind and heart. Because the best way to make a complete and lasting change is to go through the material in community, small group discussion questions also accompany each chapter. Those who are leading apprentice groups will also find additional help and opportunities to interact with other leaders at the Apprentice website, www.apprenticeofjesus.com. This deep, loving and transformative book will help you discover the narratives that Jesus lived by--to know the Lord he knew and the kingdom he proclaimed--and to practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God.
What He Must Be …If He Wants to Marry My Daughter
Voddie T. Baucham Jr. - 2009
But which qualities, specifically, should they be looking for?What will you say when that certain young man sits down in your living room, sweaty-palmed and tongue-tied, and asks your permission to marry your daughter? What criteria should he meet before the two of them join together for life? What He Must Be... If He Wants to Marry My Daughter outlines ten qualities parents should look for in a son-in-law, including trustworthiness, a willingness to lead his family, an understanding of his wife's role, and various spiritual leadership qualities.Author Voddie Baucham follows up on his popular book Family Driven Faith with this compelling apologetic of biblical manhood. By studying the principles outlined in his book, parents who want their daughter to marry a godly man-as well as those who want their sons to become godly men-will be well equipped to help their children look for and develop these God-honoring qualities.
The Purpose of Man: Designed to Worship
A.W. Tozer - 2009
W. Tozer’s life was worship. Many have written about worship, but Tozer surpassed them all in simple passion and supreme purpose. Compiled from material never before published, this book presents Tozer’s systematic teaching on worship, the subject close to his heart. One of the first in evangelical circles to call attention to the doctrine of worship, Tozer knew worship as the purpose of man and the expectation of God. His thoughts on this subject were deeply rooted in biblical doctrine and historic writings, blending Scripture with some of the great devotional writers throughout history. Like sitting down with Tozer, The Purpose of Man delivers the soul cry of Tozer on worship and will inspire readers to not only understand worship, but also experience it in his or her own heart. “This will be the best teaching in my ministry. I want to deliver my soul as a prophet of God to the people, and to explain why we were created and why we are here, not to the satisfaction of the needed appetite only but to something bigger, grander and more eternal, that we might worship God and enjoy Him forever.” A. W. Tozer
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter
Nancy Guthrie - 2009
Yet we miss out on spiritual riches when we do.So that we all may linger at the cross during the Lenten season-and stay near it the whole year through-editor Nancy Guthrie has compiled this special anthology. It draws from the works and sermons of classic theologians such as Luther, Edwards, Spurgeon, Ryle, and Augustine, and from leading contemporary communicators such as John Piper, R. C. Sproul, Francis Schaeffer, John MacArthur, Skip Ryan, and Joni Eareckson Tada to help readers enter into an experience of Christ's passion and anchor their hope in the power of his resurrection.Each essay in this collection holds to a high view of Scripture and expounds on a particular aspect of the Easter story using the appropriate Scripture passage from the ESV Bible. These readings are sure to prepare people's hearts for a fresh experience of the cross each and every Easter season.
Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate
Matthew Soerens - 2009
Voices on all sides argue strongly for action and change. Christians find themselves torn between the desire to uphold laws and the call to minister to the vulnerable. In this book World Relief staffers Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang move beyond the rhetoric to offer a Christian response to immigration. They put a human face on the issue and tell stories of immigrants' experiences in and out of the system. With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, they debunk myths and misconceptions about immigration and show the limitations of the current immigration system. Ultimately they point toward immigration reform that is compassionate, sensible and just, as they offer concrete ways for you and your church to welcome and minister to your immigrant neighbors.
Fundamentals of the Faith: 13 Lessons to Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ
John F. MacArthur Jr. - 2009
With topics ranging from “God: His Character and Attributes” to “The Church: Fellowship and Worship,” this study is ideal for discipling new believers or realizing afresh what it means to follow Jesus. Each lesson is loaded with learning tools to help you engage Scripture:A link to 13 free downloadable messages by John MacArthur himselfStudy questions and memory versesSuggestions for practical applicationIf you are a new believer or know someone who is, Fundamentals of the Faith is the perfect resource for establishing a solid biblical foundation for the Christian life.
The Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage
Stormie Omartian - 2009
The Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage helps husbands or wives pray to protect their relationship from 14 serious problems that can lead to unsatisfying marriages or even divorce. For those who are already struggling in these areas, this book will help them find healing and restoration.Readers will learn how to pray about everything fromcommunication breakdown to struggles with finances and raising childrenmisplaced priorities to anger, unforgiveness, and sexual frustrationpornography and infidelity to depression and addictionsNo stranger to struggles in her 34 years of marriage, Stormie looks at these topics and more in the straightforward, hopeful manner readers have come to trust. As always, readers will find Bible verses and personal prayers they can use as powerful resources to help their marriages last a lifetime.Previously published as Praying Through the Deeper Issues of Marriage
The School of the Seers: A Practical Guide on How to See in the Unseen Realm
Jonathan Welton - 2009
He shares how you too can activate this gift in your life. The School of the Seers is the how-to guide for seeing into the spirit realm. Making insightful use of anecdotal stories, the author helps you discover vital keys from the Scripture to: See with your spiritual eyes. Use the four keys to greater experiences. Recognize what may be hindering your discernment. Access divine secrets and steward heavenly revelation. Learn how to really worship in Spirit and in Truth. Understand meditation, impartation, and so much more. The fresh and profound concepts taught in this book take a mystical subject--seers and the spirit realm--and make it relevant for your everyday life!
The Unfinished Gift
Dan Walsh - 2009
Walsh lives with his family in the Daytona Beach area. This is his first novel.Can a gift from the past mend a broken heart?Ian Collins is an old man without his son. Patrick Collins is a young boy without his father. On his Christmas list are only three items. He wants the army to find his father. He wants to leave his grandfather's house. And he wants the dusty wooden soldier in Grandfather's attic--the one he is forbidden to touch.Set in December of 1943, The Unfinished Gift is the engaging story of a family in need of forgiveness. With simple grace, it reminds us of the small things that affect powerful change in our hearts--a young boy's prayers, a shoe box of love letters, and even a half-carved soldier, long forgotten. This nostalgic story of reconciliation will touch your heart.
A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God
John Piper - 2009
Race. Scripture. Sovereignty. The book of Ruth entails them all. So readers shouldn't be fooled by its age, says Pastor John Piper. Though its events happened over 3,000 years ago, the story holds astounding relevance for Christians in the twenty-first century. The sovereignty of God, the sexual nature of humanity, and the gospel of God's mercy for the undeserving-these massive realities never change. And since God is still sovereign, and we are male or female, and Jesus is alive and powerful, A Sweet and Bitter Providence bears a message for readers from all walks of life. But be warned, Piper tells his audience: This ancient love affair between Boaz and Ruth could be dangerous, inspiring all of us to great risks in the cause of love.
A Lifetime of Wisdom: Embracing the Way God Heals You
Joni Eareckson Tada - 2009
It’s what I’ve found.I was only seventeen, just a girl, when God asked me for everything I had … my health, my hopes, my independence, my dreams, my freedom, and my mobility. He took it all. I was so angry with Him that I tried to push Him away. God relentlessly held me more closely.Looking back, forty years later, I understand that God has changed and healed me—my heart and my mind—in the most unexpected ways, giving me rubies of His wisdom about an unbending faith and an experience of His mercy I can now tell you about.Was it a fair exchange, my freedom and no wheelchair for the rubies of wisdom I’ve been given? Absolutely. In this I have learned at the feet of the Lord Jesus, embracing the way that God heals us, even when we rage at Him in anger, fear, and despair.This book is not about what I lost in that diving accident so long ago. It’s about the wisdom He’s given me to live life victoriously in the face of disappointments and challenges that we all face.
24 Hours That Changed The World
Adam Hamilton - 2009
In this Lenten journey, Adam Hamilton guides us through the last twenty-four hours of Jesus' life. Each chapter is designed to help the reader experience and understand the significance of Jesus' suffering and death in a way you have never done before. Whether readers are long-time Christians or simply curious about the story of Christ's crucifixion, they are invited to join the author in retracing the last 24 hours of Jesus' life. The program that supports this product includes: 1) a DVD that contains session video filmed in the Holy Land and a leader's guide; and 2) a paperback devotional book. Lent, Lenten, Lenten Resource, Lenten Resources, Lent Study, Lent Studies, Easter, Easter Study, Easter Studies
Prayers That Bring Change: Power-Filled Prayers that Give Hope, Heal Relationships, Bring Financial Freedom and More!
Kimberly Daniels - 2009
More than just a book on how to pray, Prayers That Bring Change is filled with actual prayers based on biblical principles that will help you live victoriously in every situation you face. Learn to break the powers of darkness and release the blessings and favor of God in your life.
The Happy Intercessor
Beni Johnson - 2009
From her violent shaking experience to the 'thin place' between Heaven and earth where supernatural spirituality is commonplace, you will be amazed and empowered with the joy she shares. Being addicted to God's presence brings comfort and peace to all believers-becoming a happy intercessor is within your reach. You can make a difference in your family, workplace, community, nation, and world. Filled with modern-day experiences and relevant ancient truths, you will learn why:Mystics and mystical experiences are important today. Praying in tongues can lead to powerful intercession. Intercession is the fruit of being with Him. Today's children can prophecy with purity. You should lead an offensive lifestyle. You will be encouraged and inspired by the depth of love and knowledge shared in The Happy Intercessor. Even the weariest warrior will jump for joy as a cool, cleansing balm washes over your body, soul, and spirit.
The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity
Skye Jethani - 2009
A growing number of people are disturbed by the values exhibited by the contemporary church. Worship has become entertainment, the church has become a shopping mall, and God has become a consumable product. Many sense that something is wrong, but they cannot imagine an alternative way. The Divine Commodity finally articulates what so many have been feeling and offers hope for the future of a post-consumer Christianity. Through Scripture, history, engaging narrative, and the inspiring art of Vincent van Gogh, The Divine Commodity explores spiritual practices that liberate our imaginations to live as Christ's people in a consumer culture opposed to the values of his kingdom. Each chapter shows how our formation as consumers has distorted an element of our faith. For example, the way churches have become corporations and how branding makes us more focused on image than reality. It then energizes an alternative vision for those seeking a more meaningful faith. Before we can hope to live differently, we must have our minds released from consumerism's grip and captivated once again by Christ.
The Prayer of the Lord
R.C. Sproul - 2009
R. C. Sproul writes, Jesus intent was to give His disciples a model prayer, an example to follow, one that would teach them transferrable principles for conversation with God. In short, Christ gave the Lord s Prayer to teach His disciples about prayer, and Dr. Sproul, in his trademark fashion, brings out many of the truths Christ intended for His followers to learn. Readers will learn how not to pray, then will be led into a deeper understanding of such topics as the fatherhood of God, the kingdom of God, the will of God, the nature of sin and forgiveness, the dangers of temptation, and the cunning of Satan. The final chapter includes questions and answers on various aspects of prayer not covered elsewhere in the book, and the appendix addresses the difficult question of the relationship of God s sovereignty and prayer. The Prayer of the Lord is an eye-opening journey, one that reveals new vistas in familiar terrain.
The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ
James Bryan Smith - 2009
We all want to be happy, and we want it all of the time. So begins James Bryan Smith in The Good and Beautiful Life. The problem is, he tells us, we have bought into false notions of happiness and success. These self-centered decisions lead us further into the vices that cause ruin: anger, lust, lying, worry and judging. Eventually we find ourselves living a beautifully packaged life of self-destruction. Following the Sermon on the Mount, this follow-up to The Good and Beautiful God guides us to look behind these character flaws and to replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.
Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again?
John Piper - 2009
It would seem nothing has changed. Today 'born again Christians' fill churches that are seen as ineffectual at best, and even characterised by the 'mosaic' generation as 'unchristian'.The term 'born again' has been devalued both in society and in the church. Those claiming to be 'born again' live lives that are indistinguishable from those who don't; they sin the same, embrace injustice the same, covet the same, do almost everything the same.Being 'born again' is now defined by what people say they believe. The New Testament however defines Christians very differently."When Jesus said to Nicodemus, "You must be born again" (John 3:7), he was not sharing interesting and unimportant information. He was leading him to eternal life... If he does that for you (or if he already has), then you are (or you will be) truly, invincibly, finally alive." John Piper
The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift that Changes Everything
Colin Marshall - 2009
Vine work is the Great Commission.And there is trellis work: creating and maintaining the physical and organizational structures and programs that support vine work and its growth.What’s the state of the trellis and the vine in your part of the world? Has trellis work taken over, as it has a habit of doing? Is the vine work being done by very few (perhaps only the pastor and only on Sundays)? And is the vine starting to wilt as a result?The image of the trellis and the vine raises all the fundamental questions of Christian ministry: * What is the vine for? * How does the vine grow? * How does the vine relate to my church? * What is vine work and what is trellis work, and how can we tell the difference? * What part do different people play in growing the vine? * How can we get more people involved in vine work? In The Trellis and the Vine, Colin Marshall and Tony Payne answer these urgent questions afresh. They dig back into the Bible’s view of Christian ministry, and argue that a major mind-shift is required if we are to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ, and see the vine flourish again.
Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will
Kevin DeYoung - 2009
It's time to try something new: Give up. Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung counsels Christians to settle down, make choices, and do the hard work of seeing those choices through. Too often, he writes, God's people tinker around with churches, jobs, and relationships, worrying that they haven't found God's perfect will for their lives. Or—even worse—they do absolutely nothing, stuck in a frustrated state of paralyzed indecision, waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting for clear, direct, unmistakable direction. But God doesn't need to tell us what to do at each fork in the road. He's already revealed his plan for our lives: to love him with our whole hearts, to obey His Word, and after that, to do what we like. No need for hocus-pocus. No reason to be directionally challenged. Just do something.
Nikita Lynnette Nichols - 2009
After witnessing Randall Loomis drive off into the sunset with his new wife and family, Amaryllis starts a new chapter. She moves to Las Vegas to live with her sister, Attorney at Law Michelle Denise Price. Michelle is engaged to Minister James Bradley, and it doesn't take long for Amaryllis to set a new goal. Envying the attention and affection James showers on her sister, Amaryllis puts a plan in motion to destroy Michelle's fairy tale relationship and claim James as her own.What Amaryllis doesn't know is that someone else has a plan."Vengeance is mine," says the Lord.Stirring her pot of evil, Amaryllis cooks up a recipe fordestruction;but this devilish divais about toget adose of her own medicine."
To Save a Life
Jim Britts - 2009
But in high school, Jake becomes a star athlete who has it all: popularity, a college scholarship, and the hottest girl on campus. It's an ideal life that comes at the exclusion of his childhood friend. Meanwhile, Roger grows tired of always being pushed aside, and he makes a tragic move that spins Jake's world out of control. As Jake searches for answers, one question plagues him the most: Could he have saved his friend?Jake is deeply compelled to reach out to students who are on the fringe of acceptability by the school's upper crust. But he soon finds that reaching out to the undesirable might cost him everything--his reputation, his friends, his girlfriend, and even his dreams.It's a journey that will change Jake's life forever.To Save A Life is an inspirational story about real-life challenges and hard choices. For anyone who has struggled with regret, loneliness, or pain, it is a story of hope. For all of us, To Save A Life is a story about living a life of significance.Through Jake's journey, you will be challenged to answer the question--what's your life going to be about?
Jesus Culture: Living a Life That Transforms the World
Banning Liebscher - 2009
These blazing hearts are calling cities and nations back to the Lord, and challenging societies to be transformed by the power and love of God. These revivalists within the Jesus Culture are a significant force to be heeded. Do not expect them to fade into the background or disappear any time soon. They are only now arising. These revivalists are marked by four things: 1. They honor those who went before them. 2. A passionate love for Jesus responding to His great love for them and all humankind. 3. A life of prayer with confidence in God's goodness and desire to respond to prayer. 4. The supernatural power of God (healing, signs and wonders, prophesy, etc.). Learn more about the Jesus Culture from author Banning Liebscher who has worked in full-time youth and young adult ministry for more than a decade. Become more by joining the ranks of this new breed that is not afraid to stand up and stand out for God during this crucial time in history.
His Princess Bride: Love Letters from Your Prince
Sheri Rose Shepherd - 2009
Now she reveals to them how to enter into a passionate relationship with the lover of their souls. Any woman who has been yearning for her Lord--her Prince--to whisper the sacred secrets of eternity to her through his Word will thrill to discover His Princess Bride.In this life-giving book, Shepherd shares with readers fifty love letters from their Prince. These loving and affirming messages will show readers in vivid detail the unquenchable love their Prince has for them and how they fit into the family of God. Readers will also find fifty prayers that will help them put into words the love and devotion they long to express to their Lord. Gorgeous packaging and four-color interior design make this a perfect gift to connect the hearts of women to the heart of Christ.
God's Creative Power Gift Collection
Charles Capps - 2009
With more than 3 million sold, Gods Creative Power for Healing and Gods Creative Power for Finances were released. This amazing series has now sold more than 5 millions copies! The Gods Creative Power Gift Collection combines all three of these powerful teaching books into one volume.
Tom Davis - 2009
Once a celebrated and award-winning photojournalist, he is reeling from debt, a broken marriage, and crippling depression. The source of Stuart's grief is his most famous photo, a snapshot of brutality in the dangerous Congo. A haunting image that indicts him as a passive witness to gross injustice.Stuart is given a one last chance to redeem his career: A make-or-break assignment covering the AIDS crisis in a small African country. It is here that Stuart meets Adanna, a young orphan fighting for survival in a community ravaged by tragedy and disease. But in the face of overwhelming odds, Adanna finds hope in a special dream, where she is visited by an illuminated man and given a precious gift.Now, in a dark place that's a world away from home, Stuart will once again confront the harsh reality of a suffering people in a forgotten land. And as a chance encounter becomes divine providence, two very different people will find their lives forever changed.
When Life is Hard
James MacDonald - 2009
While none of these things are necessarily unusual, they are missing the ultimate point. When life is hard, when things get ugly, when all hope seems to be lost… that is when we are able to display the superiority of God by leaning on His promises and truths.Working his way through five questions we've all had run through our heads, trusted pastor James MacDonald helps us understand what we should do in the midst of trial:What kind of trial am I dealing with, and is God involved in it?Why am I experiencing trial?What should I do in the midst of trial?Are God’s purposes really being fulfilled in this?Why won't this trial go away?God told us to expect trials, so don’t be surprised when they come. Grow when they come. Find hope when they come.
When Christ Comes: The Beginning of the Very Best
Max Lucado - 2009
There is much about the end of history we don't understand. But while thoughts on the final day will stir our questions, they needn't stir our fears. Regarding that day, Jesus urged, Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me (John 14:1).Max Lucado believes the day Christ comes will be the beginning of the very best. And our primary task is to be prepared and peaceful while we wait.If we have some questions about the end of time ...If we have concerns about what will happen to us ...If we want to look to the end of times as a source of comfort and not chaos ...Then this is the book we need. New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado walks us through Scripture to find peace in the present and hope for the hereafter.
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones - 2009
Lloyd-Jones went through these verses carefully, showing that the way to deal with our fears is first to recognize and confront them and then to realize that the answer is only to be found in the great and unchanging truths of the gospel.Pastors, Lloyd-Jones readers, and anyone needing encouragement will benefit from this work by one of the twentieth century's foremost preachers.
50 Maxims for the Direction of a Soul that Desires to Obtain Perfection in the Love of Jesus Christ
Alfonso María de Liguori - 2009
Short, but very excellent helps from St Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church. Timeless help to assist you in your Holy Catholic Faith as we aim for eternity with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Deliverance of the Brain
D.K. Olukoya - 2009
Reading it will add value to your brain. It brings to the fore, the depth of your intellectual endowment and shows you what it takes to obtain, experience and retain sound mental health. While this book will show you how to maximize your mental capacity, it will also lead you unto deliverance from every form of mental affliction.This book will move every reader forward. It will put an end to every activity of the enemy in the area of the brain.
The Law of Confession: Revolutionize Your Life and Rewrite Your Future With the Power of Words
Bill Winston - 2009
God set the universe in motion with the power of His words and established the law of confession, but many believers have suffered needlessly by misunderstanding the power of their words. Dr. Bill Winston, pastor, Bible teacher, and host of the national television program Believer s Walk of Faith broadcast to over 100 million homes, reveals scriptural examples and vital teaching on the importance of the spoken word. Believers will uncover the enemy s deceptive plan to use their own words against them and what they can do to turn their situation around. 'One of the best things that ever happened to me, my family, and my church, was the revelation of the law of confession - we learned that the moment we win the battle over our words, we win the battle!' Dr. Bill Winston Controlling your words is one of the biggest challenges anyone will face in this life; the Bible reveals that the power of life and death are in the words you say. As you begin to change the words you speak, you will rewrite their future and revolutionize your life.
LDS Scriptures, Standard Works, [Footnotes] [Illustrated] [Annotated] [Navigation]
The Prophets - 2009
Because of the new version of this book, many of the reviews and comments about this book are obsolete or inaccurate.The navigation features of this book have been revised to make locating books, chapters, verses extremely easy. All the books are double indexed giving you a very fast and easy way to get to a specific book or chapter. Don't be fooled by some of the other versions of the scriptures that have poor layout and navigation.This book contains the standard scriptures for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint. The works contained in this book are:- Old Testament- New Testament- Book of Mormon- Doctrine and Covenants- Pearl of Great Price (including facsimiles)- ApocryphaThis book is unique from all others. Some of the unique features of this book are detailed below.FOOTNOTESFootnotes are now included for all the books. Each footnote is easily identified by the superscript letter and are hyperlinked to the actual footnote reference(s). After viewing the footnotes simply press the "back" button to return to the place where you were reading.ILLUSTRATIONSThe facsimiles in the Pearl of Great Price are fully illustrated. Move your cursor over the image and click on it to see a larger version of each facsimile.NAVIGATIONStarting from the table of contents you can easily find the book, chapter and verse you are looking for. Each book has links to its chapters. You can optionally navigate between the books using the left and right arrow buttons on the 5-way controller. You can also see your current location in the book by viewing the reader progress bar at the bottom of the kindle reader.BOOK & CHAPTER SUMMARIESIf you are looking for some specific chapter in a book but don't remember the chapter number, don't worry. All the books and chapters contain the full summary of its contents. All the chapter summaries are conveniently located at the beginning of each book and are hyperlinked. This allows you to easily identify the chapter you are looking for by the summary.APOCRYPHAThe apocryphal writings are also included in this book as a bonus. These books are valuable as forming a link connecting the Old and New Testaments, and are regarded as useful reading by the LDS Church, although not all the books are of equal value. (see bible dictionary for more information on the Apocrypha)Note: There are some footnotes missing from this book. We are working on fixing this.For more information about this book including screenshots, visit http://prequelbooks.com/quad.htmlVERSION HISTORYJuly 2011: Fixed some characters in the footnotes that were not displaying properly.April 2011: A long overdue major revision. Footnotes, chapter & book summaries, and improved navigation.March 2009: First version released. One of the first and most inexpensive to release a kindle version of the scriptures.
Ken Johnson - 2009
Many prophecies are explored with Biblical passages and terms explained from the Scripture itself. Evidence is presented that proves the first century church believed the end times would begin with the return of Israel to her ancient homeland. More than fifty prophecies have been fulfilled since Israel became a state; several more are yet to be fulfilled. Evidence is also given that at least four ancient church fathers taught a pretribulational Rapture. This book also gives many of the answers to the arguments midtribulationists and posttribulationists use against the pretribulational position. It is our hope this book will be an indispensable guide for debating the doctrine of the Rapture. Brought to you by Biblefacts Ministries, Biblefacts.org
Hope for Hurting Hearts
Greg Laurie - 2009
But Hope in Christ Last Forever. We tend to go about our day to day routines imagining this earthly existence of ours will just go on and on. But it won't. Our stay on earth is really very brief. And when a loved on unexpectedly steps out of this life into eternity, it shakes us to the core. We ask ourselves Is heaven real? Will I see him will I see her again? Will we be together again? How can I know for sure? In these pages, Pastor Greg Laurie shares candidly about his own heartbreak over the sudden departure of his son Christopher to heaven and offers comfort to bruised hearts and a hope that will sustain us through this life and beyond.
Grace and Forgiveness: Learning to Give the Gift of Forgiveness to Others and Ourselves
John Arnott - 2009
We can only truly understand grace once we understand God's love towards us. But once we grasp the fundamentals of His love and grace, then we must come to understand that forgiveness is an essential, non-negotiable element of life in Christ.This is a book that teaches us how to live in grace and practice forgiveness regularly, and it also warns us of the dangers of trying to execute "justice" ourselves when people wound us. Throughout the book we read the amazing testimonies of those who decided to leave justice in the hands of God and live in grace, forgiving those who had hurt them, and we see that freedom and healing, sometimes physical, is the result.
Sacred Singleness: The Set-Apart Girl's Guide to Purpose and Fulfillment
Leslie Ludy - 2009
Through personal experience and in interaction with thousands of young women over the past fourteen years, she has found that most Christian young women fall into one of two categories: those who are discontent and unfulfilled, constantly searching for the “right one,” and those who are consumed by a passionate romance with Jesus Christ and are living joyful, satisfied lives. Her desire is to help readers move toward the totally surrendered and fulfilling experience rather than one of striving and disappointment.Leslie shares firsthand stories and testimonials of modern–day single women who may sometimes struggle with loneliness and personal desires but who, in following God’s plan for them, have discovered a deeper delight, purpose and true joy in their lives. Sacred Singleness gives every single woman the inspiration to live counter to the culture and find amazing opportunity in this sacred season.
The NKJV, American Patriot's Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America
Richard G. Lee - 2009
Never has a version of the Bible targeted the spiritual needs of those who love our country more than The American Patriot's Bible. This extremely unique Bible shows how the history of the United States connects the people and events of the Bible to our lives in a modern world. The story of the United States is wonderfully woven into the teachings of the Bible and includes a beautiful full-color family record section, memorable images from our nation's history and hundreds of enlightening articles which complement the New King James Version Bible text.
Watchman Nee - 2009
1.9-10). What was it that inspired him to offer such a prayer for the dear saints in Philippi? Do we today desperately need the same prayer? We talk about love and fellowship, and yet we encounter many problems and failures. What is the missing link to a glorious church? Can it be the lack of “full knowledge and all perception that ye may prove [or, distinguish] the things that differ” (literal translation)?Certainly spiritual discernment is the pressing need of today. How can we obtain this full knowledge of God? Where do we get spiritual discernment that we may know the things which differ or are more excellent? These are the matters which brother Watchman Nee tried to address during his latter years of ministry. This present volume, entitled Spiritual Discernment is composed of three parts: Abound in Knowledge, Abound in Discernment, and Approve the Excellent. The Publishers were able to acquire these Notes in Chinese recently, and they have now been translated into English for sharing with the English-speaking saints.May these Notes help many in meeting the pressing need of today.
The Kingdom of God is Within You
Andrew Murray - 2009
In his own passionate and persuasive manner, author and theologian Andrew Murray reveals how the Kingdom of God is a real and present reality inside of every single believer. Murray first tackles the question of what the Kingdom of God is and then goes on to describe for his readers the importance of the indwelling of God, Jesus Christ in us, and our daily fellowship with him. Though first delivered at a conference in the late nineteenth century, this books remains just as necessary and relevant today as when it was first presented. In this book, Murray reminds us the all-important truth about returning to the basics of our Christian faith. Anyone desiring to uncover or rediscover the heart of the Christian message will be blessed by reading this book.
God Girl: Becoming the Woman You're Meant to Be
Hayley DiMarco - 2009
And a media-rich society chronicles their every move for fans to follow. But what does it mean to be a girl who follows God and not just the latest popular public figures? In God Girl, bestselling author and teen mentor Hayley DiMarco will help girls make sense of it all as she points them to who they are, who they are becoming, and who God made them to be.God Girl will help girls know what it means to be a woman of God in every area of life--with their thoughts, in their actions, and as they make daily choices about friends, fashion, faith, and everything in between. It's sure to be an instant classic.
Vanessa Miller - 2009
So, when her father, Bishop Langston Johnson, decides to step down after thirty years of leadership at Omega Christian Center, it seems only natural for her to take his place. But Bishop Johnson feels led by a God who has other things in mind, and to succeed him, he appoints Steven Marks-a man who is opposed to female pastors, not to mention the fact that he is Melinda's ex-fiance. Feeling defeated, Melinda nevertheless maintains her position as the church's Missions and Community Outreach Director. Frequent interaction with the new bishop incites bitter sparring-and rekindles long-suppressed attraction, which grows only stronger when Melinda develops a relationship with Steven's precious daughter, Brianna, who's still struggling with the death of her mother. Can Steven and Melinda set aside past pains, forgive each other, and learn to love again?"
Day of War
Cliff Graham - 2009
He has joined a band of soldiers led by a warlord named David, seeking to bury the past that refuses to leave him. Their ragged army is disgruntled and full of reckless men. Some are loyal to David, but others are only with him for the promise of captured wealth. While the ruthless and increasingly mad King Saul marches hopelessly against the powerful Philistines, loyal son Jonathan in tow, the land of the Hebrew tribes has never been more despondent---and more in need of rescue. Over the course of ten days, from snowy mountain passes to sword-wracked battlefields, Benaiah and his fellow mercenaries must call upon every skill they have to survive and establish the throne for David---if they don't kill each other first. Day of War brings to life the exploits of the Mighty Men of Israel, a rag-tag band of disgruntled warriors on the run with David, the soon-to-be King. Their legendary deeds are recorded in 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11.
Sacred Marriage Participant's Guide: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?
Gary L. Thomas - 2009
It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Sacred Marriage shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God.Everything about your marriage from the history you and your spouse create, to the love you share, to the forgiveness you both offer and seek by turn is filled with the capacity to help you grow in Christ's character.In addition to life-changing insights, you ll find a wealth of discussion questions in this Participant Guide that will spark meaningful conversation in your group, between you and your spouse, or to simply ponder by yourself. You ll also find self-assessments, activities and highlights all created to help you engage deeply and prayerfully with the content of this study. Designed for use with the Sacred Marriage DVD (sold separately).Sessions include: 1. God s Purpose for Marriage2. The Refining Power of Marriage3. The God-Centered Spouse4. Sacred History 5. Sexual Saints6. Marriage: The Love Laboratory"
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself
Steve Corbett - 2009
Churches and individual Christians typically have faulty assumptions about the causes of poverty, resulting in the use of strategies that do considerable harm to poor people and themselves. Don't let this happen to you, your ministry or ministries you help fund! A must read for anyone who works with the poor or in missions, When Helping Hurts provides foundational concepts, clearly articulated general principles and relevant applications. The result is an effective and holistic ministry to the poor, not a truncated gospel."Initial thoughts" at the beginning of chapters and "reflection questions and excercises" at the end of chapters assist greatly in learning and applying the material. A situation is assessed for whether relief, rehabilitation, or development is the best response to a situation. Efforts are characterized by an "asset based" approach rather than a "needs based" approach. Short term mission efforts are addressed and economic development strategies appropriate for North American and international contexts are presented, including microenterprise development.Now with a new preface, a new foreword, and a new chapter to assist in the next steps of applying the book's principles to your situation, When Helping Hurts is a new classic!
Jeff Struecker - 2009
Different in countless ways, they are intimately the same in one: at any moment their lives can be altered with a phone call, and their actions may change the world.They are Special Ops. And one team’s mission is about to hit certain jeopardy status when the discovery of an Al Qaeda base in Venezuela becomes secondary to thwarting the transport of a nuclear weapons expert from that training camp to Iran.Informed by the true combat experience of Captain Jeff Struecker and finessed by award-winning novelist Alton Gansky, Certain Jeopardy is an immersing and pulsating fictional account of what really happens at every level of a stealth engagement: the physical enemy encounter, the spiritual war fought within a soldier, and the emotional battles in families back at home.
Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God
Bruce A. Ware - 2009
But what about the rest of us?With Big Truths for Young Hearts, Bruce Ware, (you guessed it!) a theology professor, encourages and enables parents of children 6-14 years of age to teach through the whole of systematic theology at a level their children can understand. Parents can teach their children the great truths of the faith and shape their worldviews early, based on these truths.The book covers ten topics of systematic theology, devoting several brief chapters to each subject, making it possible for parents to read one chapter per day with their children. With this non-intimidating format, parents will be emboldened to be their children's primary faith trainers-and perhaps learn a few things themselves along the way.
The Ideal Wife
Jacquelin Thomas - 2009
But what if love isn’t enough?Marrying a handsome, wealthy lawyer and living in a Hollywood Hills mansion…it’s a dream come true for twenty-four-year-old Jana, from the moment Lawrence Collins swept her off her feet and into his luxurious world. True, she put her studies at a local Bible college on hold in order tow ed after a six-month whirlwind romance. Beautiful and vivacious, with a stunning body, Jana knows men like Lawrence don’t come along every day, and she vows to be a perfect companion—the ideal wife—to this sexy, powerful man. But at what price?From her wardrobe and hairstyle to her friends and her choice of church, Lawrence seems to want Jana to change into someone she’s not…and soon, the man Jana thought she knew will test her values and her faith with a shocking revelation that goes against everything she believes. How far will Jana be willing to go to keep the man she loves? With her “ideal” marriage falling apart, Jana—the real, modest, smart, and strong girl who knows what she stands for—must put her trust in God, and follow His guiding light out of the darkness of a broken relationship.
The Prayer of Jabez
Charles Haddon Spurgeon - 2009
It will sometimes happen that where there is the most sorrow in the antecedents, there will be the most pleasure in the sequel. As the furious storm gives place to the clear sunshine, so the night of weeping precedes the morning of joy. Sorrow the harbinger; gladness the prince it ushers in. Cowper says:—"The path of sorrow, and that path alone, Leads to the place where sorrow is unknown."
Chuck Smith Autobiography: A Memoir of Grace
Chuck Smith - 2009
We don t realize what God is doing, or why He has allowed us to struggle. But there comes a day when we look back over the road map of our lives and we understand, finally. We see the dots laid out along the path, and the events God permitted in order to move us to our destination. I am pleased to invite you to pull up a chair and listen as my Pastor Chuck tells the story of his life. This book is presented to you with the prayer that what you read will help you see how God s grace is at work in your own life. Everything you have experienced in the past, everything you re going through now, and everything that awaits you on the path ahead is all part of God s plan. His will for you is perfect, and He knows just how to prepare you for your life s purpose. Everything is preparation for something else.
Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God
Bobby Gross - 2009
You are part of a larger Story. And the One who began the Story is at work today, in your life, in the midst of your meetings and bills and family activities that make the days rush by and blur together. In these pages Bobby Gross opens to you--and opens you to--the liturgical year, helping you inhabit God's Story every day.Remembering God's work, Christ's death and resurrection, and the Spirit's coming will change you, drawing you into deeper intimacy with God and pointing your attention to the work of the Father, Son and Spirit right now, in and around you. You'll be reminded daily that your life is bigger than just you, that you are part of God's huge plan that started before time and will continue into eternity. Whether you're familiar or unfamiliar with following the liturgical year, this book makes it easy to do, offering here the significance and history of each season, ideas for living out God's Story in your own life, and devotions that follow the church calendar for each day of the year. The power that overshadowed Mary and raised Jesus from the dead also guarantees the final redemption of all things in him; that same power is at work in us now, Gross writes. Keeping liturgical time, making it sacred, opens us further to this power as, year after year, we rehearse the Story of God--remembering with gratitude, anticipating with hope--and over time live more deeply the Story of our lives.
The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery
Stephen Arterburn - 2009
They will help you understand the struggles that we face in recovery, in overcoming temptation, and in recuperating after a relapse. The Bible is a book about broken people with broken relationships, being healed and freed from bondage by Gods loving hand. Thats why each days reading in The Life Recovery Devotional is rooted in spiritual principles from Gods Word and designed to lead you to freedom from your addictions and compulsions. God wants to bring you good news, heal your broken heart and body, comfort you when you mourn, free you from the bondage of the past, and give you hope for the future.
Outrageous Grace: A Story of Tragedy and Forgiveness
Grace L. Fabian - 2009
Through fever, heartache, and isolation they labored to translate the Bible into the Nabak language. Then, on the eve of a New Testament in Nabak, Grace finds her husband murdered and her world decimated. Join Grace as she faces her darkest days and ultimately finds that God's grace is sufficient at all times.
The Magnificent Obsession
Anne Graham Lotz - 2009
As she studied Scripture, she found her answer in the amazing story of Abraham, an ordinary man who became extraordinary because he pursued God no matter what the cost. Despite struggling with compromise, fear, family quarrels, failures and disappointment, Abraham became a man God called His friend. In The Magnificent Obsession, Anne shares her own pursuit of the God-filled life. The desire to intimately know the God of Abraham is now the focus of her faith and the goal of her life, flooding her heart with joyful purpose. Through personal anecdotes, unforgettable stories, and God-inspired insights, she invites readers to draw closer to the God who is as committed to them as he was to Abraham, a God who longs to call them friend.
From Eternity to Here: Rediscovering the Ageless Purpose of God
Frank Viola - 2009
A drama that unfolded before time began. An epic saga that resonates with the heartbeat of God. A story that reveals nothing less than the meaning of life and God's great mission in the earth.From Eternity to Here presents three remarkable stories spanning from Genesis to Revelation. Each story traces a divine theme that is woven throughout scripture. Seen together, they offer an extraordinary glimpse into God's highest passion and grand mission. What you discover will forever change your view of life, the church, and our magnificent God.
Prayers to Strengthen Your Inner Man
Mike Bickle - 2009
Something as simple as developing a personal prayer list is a practical but essential tool that equips us to maintain consistency in our prayer life. In this book, Mike offers practical help by sharing the prayer lists that he has used for years. He also shares the benefits of praying the prayers of the Bible, and offers three acronyms to use to help bring focus to our personal prayer times.
Blood in the Sand: Understanding the Middle East Conflict--the Stakes, the Dangers, and What the Bible Says About the Future
Benny Hinn - 2009
For this reason Christians with a sincere desire to understand the roots of the conflict have questioned him for years, prompting him to publish this timely book on the subject. Blood in the Sand takes readers on a journey in time from Abraham, Isaac, and Ishmael to the critical situation we currently face as citizens of the world. Along the way, Pastor Benny shares personal memories of growing up in the region, scriptural prophecies pertaining to the current crisis, and his own heart regarding what he believes is on the horizon.
Tamera Alexander - 2009
An unknown future. An unending love. Determined to tame her younger brother’s rebellious streak, McKenna Ashford accepts her cousin’s invitation to move west, and to begin again. But she quickly discovers that life in Copper Creek, Colorado, is far from what she expected. Shouldering burdens beyond her years, McKenna tries to be the parent Robert needs, instead of the older sister he resents. But an “untimely inheritance” challenges her resolve at every turn, while also offering a second chance to restore her sense of trust—and perhaps even her heart. U.S. Marshal Wyatt Caradon is dedicated to bringing fugitives to justice, yet years of living on the trail have taken their toll. When his path intersects with that of McKenna, he comes face-to-face with a past he never wanted to relive—and the one woman who can help him find the future he’s been longing for.As McKenna struggles to let go of her independence and Wyatt considers opening his heart again, they discover an inheritance beyond imagination. But it will come at a price.