Believe (NIV): Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus


Randy Frazee - 2014
    General Editor and pastor Randy Frazee walks you through the ten key Beliefs of the Christian faith, the ten key Practices of a Jesus-follower, and the ten key Virtues that characterize someone who is becoming more like Jesus. Every believer needs to ask these three questions: WHAT DO I BELIEVE? WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHO AM I BECOMING? Each chapter uses short topical passages from the New International Version to help you live the story of the Bible. As you journey through this Bible, whether in a group or on your own, one simple truth will become undeniably clear: what you believe drives everything. As churches have experienced Believe, they have provided us feedback to help make the experience even better for the reader.  We incorporated many of those suggestions to make this second edition of Believe even easier to read and understand! Using this second edition of Believe, NIV, church families around the globe can now embrace a full ministry year through worship services, small group studies, and family activities. Learn more about this whole-church experience at BelieveTheStory.com. 11.5-point type size

30 Days to Understanding the Bible in 15 Minutes in a Day


Max E. Anders - 1988
    Proven effective by over 200,000 readers, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible helps you learn to position key Bible characters, places, and events in chronological order so that you can "think your way through" the entire Word of God. Through interesting, memory-enhancing exercises, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible acquaints readers with the core teachings of Scripture in just 15 minutes a day!

Transforming Prayer


Daniel Henderson - 2010
    Transforming Prayer explores the profound difference between seeking God's hand (what he does for people) and seeking God's face (who he really is). With captivating stories of the transformative power of personal worship and its connection with prayer, this book equips readers with practical tools for a more effective personal and corporate prayer life.

Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life


Charles R. Swindoll - 1983
    Chuck Swindoll offers 144 devotional readings that take you through each season of the year, challenging and encouraging you to discover what's truly important in your own life. Take time to deepen your roots in the soil of God's love and grace. Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life is a devotional companion that helps you grow closer to God through every season of life, in every condition of the heart.

Fasting: The Key to Releasing God's Power in Your Life


Derek Prince - 1976
    It is found throughout the Bible, yet it has been largely set aside by the church. Discover how to release the power of prayer and fasting in your life with this handbook by Derek Prince. In his clear, easily understood teaching style, he explains that this power is immeasurable when fasting is practiced with right motives and in accordance with the principles of Scripture.

If God Is For Us: The Everlasting Truth of Our Great Salvation


Trillia J. Newbell - 2019
    If God Is For Us is a devotional Bible Study on Romans 8 designed to cement in your soul the great truths of our salvation and an understanding for how the Holy Spirit guides our new life in the Spirit, all found in this beloved chapter of Scripture.Why just the one chapter? The simple answer: there’s so much there! It’s no wonder that so many Christians list Romans among their favorite books of the Bible and Romans 8 as their favorite in the book. Romans is packed with profound truth after profound truth which are then followed up with life-changing promise after life-changing promise. In this 6-week study, Trillia Newbell will walk you through Romans 8 and help you cement deep inside yourself the scandalous truths of our great salvation, our inheritance, the assurance of our faith, and ultimately the love of our good Father.Each week will include:5 daily readings out of RomansA devotional for each daily readingQuestions for reflection and studyIf you’ve experienced the comfort of Romans 8 before, but want to plant it more deeply in your person this is the Bible Study for you. And it’s great for individual or group settings.If you’re ready to live a life that shouts: “God is for me, who can be against me,” let’s get started today.

Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible


George H. Guthrie - 2011
    Everybody loves a good story. We have been reading, listening to, or watching stories all of our lives, so we intuitively know a lot about how they work. Yet, more and more, Christians are unfamiliar with the stories of the Bible and how the grand narrative of God's Word fits together. Indeed, God gave us the stories of the Bible to reveal great truth about Himself and about our lives, and He wants to draw us into the ongoing story of what He is doing in the world. By focusing on the narrative framework of Scripture we can better understand what the Bible teaches and live out its instruction more effectively. Reading God's Story takes that clear narrative approach to the Bible, arranging the complete text into a fresh chronological reading plan developed for the Read the Bible for Life biblical literacy initiative. In this plan the books, chapters, and verses of the Bible are thoughtfully arranged so readers can track the story of Scripture, day by day, from beginning to end, understanding the flow of events and how all the different parts fit together to make sense. Reading God's Story features two-color interior page layout and is organized into 52 weeks of readings (six readings per week). It presents Scripture in three main acts (God's Plan for All People; God's Covenant People; God's New Covenant People) and seventeen total scenes, providing an introduction for each act and scene to orient the reader to its importance in the grand story. Unlike other chronological Bibles, this arrangement is not date specific (e.g. "January 1"), so a person can begin using this edition at any point in the calendar year.

How to Study the Bible


Dwight L. Moody - 1898
    (Psalm 119:93) There is no situation in life for which you cannot find some word of consolation in Scripture. If you are in affliction, if you are in adversity and trial, there is a promise for you. In joy and sorrow, in health and in sickness, in poverty and in riches, in every condition of life, God has a promise stored up in His Word for you. This classic book by Dwight L. Moody brings to light the necessity of studying the Scriptures, presents methods which help stimulate excitement for the Scriptures, and offers tools to help you comprehend the difficult passages in the Scriptures. To live a victorious Christian life, you must read and understand what God is saying to you. Moody is a master of using stories to illustrate what he is saying, and you will be both inspired and convicted to pursue truth from the pages of God’s Word. Previous title: Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study About the Author Dwight L. Moody, determined to make a fortune, arrived in Chicago and started selling shoes. But Christ found him and his energies were redirected into full-time ministry. And what a ministry it was. Today, Moody’s name still graces a church, a mission, a college, and more. Moody loved God and men, and the power of a love like that impacts generations.

Be Courageous (Luke 14-24): Take Heart from Christ's Example


Warren W. Wiersbe - 1989
    But Dr. Luke explains how you can journey to your Jerusalem, carry your cross, and BE COURAGEOUS!

NIV First-Century Study Bible: Explore Scripture in Its Jewish and Early Christian Context


Kent Dobson - 2014
    The NIV First-Century Study Bible is designed to give you an overview of the cultures that influenced those living in Biblical times in order to help you engage the text with more understanding--even if you are not a full time scholar. The Jewish Contextual Bible allows you to understand God’s Word in its original cultural context, bringing Scripture to life by providing fresh understanding to familiar passages, beloved stories and all the Scripture in between. The Jewish Contextual Bible will introduce you to a world vastly different from your own, and as a result, you'll truly experience all the Bible has to say to you.

Is the Bible True . . . Really?: A Dialogue on Skepticism, Evidence, and Truth


Josh McDowell - 2010
    Now, partnering with fellow apologist Dave Sterrett, Josh introduces a new series targeted at the intersection of story and truth.The Coffee House Chronicles are short, easily devoured novellas aimed at answering prevalent spiritual questions. Each book in the series tackles a long-contested question of the faith, and then answer these questions with truth through relationships and dialogue in each story.In Is the Bible True, Really': A Dialogue on Skepticism, Evidence, and Truth, we meet Nick, a college freshman at a state school in Texas. Nick has his spiritual world turned upside-down with what he hears in an introduction to religion class. His questions turn into conversations as he dialogues with professors, friends, and family about the authenticity and authority of the Bible.The other two books in the series: Who is Jesus, Really' and Did the Resurrection Happen, Really' continue the unfolding story at the college campus and the coffee house down the road.

Pleasing God


R.C. Sproul - 1988
    With clarity and insight, Sproul shows how essential it is for Christians to seek after righteousness and how God delights in those who do.

The Inner Chamber and the Inner Life


Andrew Murray - 2018
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The Gospel in Ten Words


Paul Ellis - 2012
    They are lavished upon you according to the riches of his grace. At a time when many are hearing mixed messages about the love of God, The Gospel in Ten Words is a welcome reminder of the good news revealed by Jesus. It is an invitation to return to the unmixed and liberating gospel of the apostles. This book will take you to the heavenly treasure rooms of grace and leave you awestruck at the stunning goodness of God. You will discover the secret to walking in divine favor and experiencing freedom in every aspect of your life. You will learn who you really are and why you were born. Best of all, you will come face to face with the One who has called you to the thrilling adventure of living loved.

The Acts of the Apostles In the Proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ


Ellen G. White - 2007
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