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Character Sketches, Volume 2 by Institute in Basic Life Principles
The Christian Writer's Manual of Style: Updated and Expanded Edition
Robert Hudson - 2004
Rather than simply repeating style information commonly available in standard references, this newly updated and expanded edition includes points of grammar, punctuation, usage, book production and design, and written style that are often overlooked in other manuals. It focuses on information relating to the unique needs and demands of religious publications, such as discussions on how to correctly quote the Bible, how to capitalize and use common religious terms, and how to abbreviate the books of the Bible and other religious words.Also included are rarely found items such as:• an author’s guide to obtaining permissions• guidelines for using American, British, and Mid-Atlantic styles• discussions of inclusive language, profanity, and ethnic sensitivities• discussions of Internet and computer-related language style• a list of problem words• style issues regarding words from major world religions• a discussion of handling brand names in text• a list of common interjections• issues of type design, paper, copy-fitThis edition has been completely updated since the 1988 edition and contains more than twice as much information as the previous edition. This is the most detailed and comprehensive guide of its kind.
Dispensational Truth or God's Plan and Purpose in the Ages
Clarence Larkin - 1918
Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
The Word on the Street
Rob Lacey - 2002
David Trobisch, Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Bangor Theological Seminary For those who've never read the Bible, and for those who've read it too much. Rob Lacey's 'dangerously real' retelling of Scripture vividly demonstrates that the Bible is packed full of stories/poems/images that resonate with the big issues of today. This fresh paraphrase with running commentary brings the text alive: Bible stories are retold as mini-blockbusters; psalms as song lyrics; epistles as emails; Revelation as a virtual reality. Out with stale religious terms, here's a 'Bible' that talks today's language---gritty, earthy, witty. Enough of starting at Genesis with good intentions but getting lost in Leviticus. Lacey succeeds in revitalizing a classic work by focusing on the big picture: fast-forwards through the 'slow-moving' bits with pace, passion and energy to make the Bible a page-turner again. What's more, Lacey's award-winning* tour de force was created during a remarkable personal journey through terminal cancer: the stuff the Bible stories are made of. This life-experience injects Lacey's take on Scripture with authenticity and authority---resonating with Bible characters who also wrestled with the big questions. Purist alert: This is not THE Bible (capital B) ... but it might just get you reaching for one. *Book of the year (2004), Christian Booksellers Convention Ltd. (UK)
Flame of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit
Clark H. Pinnock - 1996
Writing out of wide learning and deep personal passion, he shows us the way to restore the oft-neglected Spirit to centrality in the life and witness of the church. Pinnock explores the doctrine of the Spirit in relation to other key doctrines such as the Trinity, creation, Christology and the church. Never one to duck the difficult or sensitive questions, he also examines issues of the Spirit's universality, gender language for the Spirit, and charismatic gifts. Pinnock intends his book to be catholic (in the sense of respecting the beliefs and worship of the historic church) and evangelical (drawing particularly on the heritage of the Reformation). Always in sight is the mission of the church, for "people want to meet the real and living God and will not be satisfied with a religion that only preaches and moralizes." He concludes, "Only by attending to the Spirit can we move beyond sterile rationalist religion in the direction of recovering the sense of intimacy and immediacy for which our generation--and every generation--longs."
Pep Talk: Learn the Language of Success through Positive Declarations
Terri Savelle Foy - 2016
Why? Because your words are powerful and the words you speak about yourself are even more powerful. Discover what to say from God’s Word about your freedom, faith, finances, family, fitness, and your future dreams and goals. Use the sample declarations, including Terri’s personal daily pep talk, to unlock your potential and rise to new levels. Program your mind for success through positive declarations and become happier, healthier, and more productive today!
Becoming a Vessel of Honor
Rebecca Brown - 1990
It is for those who long to hear His voice in their innermost being, who will not be satisfied with anything less than the experience of His presence and glory. It is for those who value such a relationship with our wonderful Creator enough to be willing to pay the price in their own lives to achieve it--the pain of daily carrying the cross. It is for those who are willing to strive for holiness in obedience to our beloved Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. The purpose of this book is also to help you understand the rapidly expanding world of the occult so that not only can you can cleanse yourself from any involvement in it, but also avoid its traps. —Rebecca Brown, MD Subjects include:The key to spiritual power--personal holinessThe armor of God--how to use it effectivelyThe sin nature--how to understand it and control itDefilement of God’s temple--how to avoid itThe Holy Spirit vs. demon guides--knowing the differenceDeliverance--case studies and guidelines This book contains secret satanic war plans previously not found in print. It reveals how the followers of Satan are openly confronting the followers of Jesus Christ. You must learn the key to spiritual power before you need it! A must for every child of God!
The Invisible Hand: Do All Things Really Work for Good
R.C. Sproul - 1996
C. Sproul. "Who can experience such a thing without crying to heaven and asking, `Why?' It is normal to wonder where God is in such circumstances. It is where the rubber of human anguish meets the road of divine providence." "This book is an effort to face those issues and questions that arise with regard to God's providence," Sproul writes. "It is designed to look at the question of providence, not only from a doctrinal viewpoint, but chiefly from an examination of concrete experiences of the flesh-and-blood people whose lives and struggles are recorded for us in sacred Scripture." Sproul concludes: "The Providence of God is our fortress, our shield, and our very great reward. It is what provides courage and perseverance for His saints." All who read The Invisible Hand will find themselves praising God for his mercy and loving kindness.
Streams in the Desert Morning and Evening: 365 Devotions
Mrs. Charles E. Cowman - 2017
Streams in the Desert is one of the most popular and beloved daily devotionals of all time. Now it has been combined with Cowman’s follow-up Springs in the Valley for a perfect morning and evening devotional. Over 900 pages of encouraging readings will speak to your soul with the ageless truth of the Word of God. Cowman’s timeless messages lend guidance and hope while encouraging a deeper faith walk. She shares cool draughts of wisdom and insight into God’s character, drawn from the Scriptures and purified through a lifetime of experience. You will relish the opportunity to drink from enduring wisdom twice daily. Start your mornings and wind down during your evenings by connecting your heart to the One who knows it best through Streams in the Desert Morning and Evening.
The NRSV Daily Bible: Read, Meditate, and Pray Through the Entire Bible in 365 Days
Anonymous - 2012
now you can seamlessly integrate Scripture into your day, making reading through the Bible simpler and more meaningful.Each of the 365 daily Bible readings is accompanied by a thought-provoking excerpt from a Christian spiritual classic. With these useful aids, readers will more easily find the motivation for setting aside time each day to read, meditate, contemplate, and pray the Bible from start to finish.Key features of this Bible include:A daily reading plan that can be started at any time during the year Readings that take only ten minutes per day Wisdom from the classic writings of Christian luminaries such as Mother Teresa, Henri Nouwen, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Frederick Buechner Individual book introductions to aid in the practice of prayerful reading The New Revised Standard Version text—the most trusted, accepted, and accurate translation of the Bible on the marketThe New Revised Standard Version is the translation used by mainline Protestant, orthodox, and Catholic churches. The NRSV is recognized in scholarly circles as the most accurate translation into English of the original Hebrew and Greek texts. in the tradition of its predecessors, the King James Version and the Revised Standard Version, the NRSV was designed to be the standard version for English speaking people across all denominations, which in many ways it has become.
He Shines in All That's Fair: Culture and Common Grace
Richard J. Mouw - 2001
In He Shines in All That's Fair Richard Mouw brings the historic insights of Calvinism to bear on this question and reinterprets them for a broader audience at the turn of the twenty-first century.Mouw examines long-standing Reformed arguments between those who champion the doctrine of common grace and those who emphasize an antithesis between the church and the world. Defenders of common grace account for the goodness in the world by insisting that God's grace goes beyond salvation to more general gifts of beauty, virtue, and excellence to all human beings—including those who do not believe in God. Those who reject the doctrine of common grace, on the other hand, emphasize the fallenness of the world and the need for the church to maintain a dramatic contrast to it. These divergent theological perspectives, while seemingly remote and abstract, lead to questions with very practical implications: What common ground do Christians share with those outside the faith? How should Christian treat their non-Christian neighbors? How should Christians relate to the world around them? Does God disapprove when Christians form close friendships with people who are "of the world"? Ought Christians to identify with the joys and sorrows of those who do not confess Christ as their Savior and Lord?In the course of this book Mouw looks at these topics, connecting the larger theological discussions to pressing issues in contemporary society. He insists that we have much to learn from thinkers who have rejected the idea of common (non-saving) grace, but he also defends the traditional common grace teachings, showing how they provide an important basis for wrestling with key challenges in present-day culture. Ultimately, Mouw argues forcefully for a Calvinism that is capable of standing in awe before the mysteries of God's gracious dealings with all human beings—and indeed the whole creation.Presented as the 2000 Stob Lectures at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary, these soundly reasoned, elegantly written chapters offer an updated, robust understanding of common grace that will be of great value to anyone interested in the relation of church and culture.
The Gods Aren't Angry (DVD)
Rob Bell - 2008
Where did the first caveman or cave-woman get the idea that somebody, somewhere existed who needed to be worshipped, appeased, and followed? And how did the idea evolve that if you didn't say, do, or offer the right things this being would be upset, agitated, or even angry with you? Where did religion come from?