Engage with God on a level that will change every aspect of your life.
If it's good, it must be God. Right? These days the terms good and God seem synonymous. We believe what's generally accepted as good must be in line with God's will. Generosity, humility, justice-good. Selfishness, arrogance, cruelty-evil. The distinction seems pretty straightforward. But is that all there is to it? If good is so obvious, why does the Bible say that we need discernment to recognize it? Good or God? isn't another self-help message. This book will do more than ask you to change your behavior. It will empower you to engage with God on a level that will change every aspect of your life.
Jesus invites you to be a part of God's Divine Dance. Are you ready to join in?
The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it is a "mystery." Should we presume to try to breach this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives? The word Trinity is not found in the New Testament—it wasn't until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined it—but the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus' life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience. In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God—circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we're trying to apprehend. Early Christians who came to be known as the "Desert Mothers and Fathers" applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd-sounding word is dancing. Our word choreography comes from the same root. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was, Whatever is going on in God is a flow—it's like a dance. But God is not a dancer—He is the dance itself. That idea might sound novel, but it is about as traditional as you can get. God is the dance itself, and He invites you to be a part of that dance. Are you ready to join in?
You cannot Google the answers to the probing questions in this book!
You cannot Google the answers to the probing questions in this book! People who investigate the Christian faith often stop short because they have searing questions that most believers simply cannot answer. Additionally, "de-conversions" people leaving the church are on the increase. The trigger point of their departure is often an unanswered question! International author, professor, and gifted teacher, Jeremiah Johnston, Ph.D., does not back away from the toughest questions, rather he provides you with solid, substantive answers. "Unanswered" gives you information, insight, and confidence to help your friend or loved one discover God's divine tapestry for good in life's bleakest moments! You will discover priceless confidence and peace in your own circumstances through this critical book. "Unanswered" is that indispensable resource tool for your own study, small group, or Bible study class. After receiving more than four thousand questions at his Christian Thinkers Society events, Dr. Jeremiah Johnston recognized six categories of recurring, trending questions. In "Unanswered", he tackles these tough issues: God on Mute: What Do I Do When God Is Silent? Body of Proof: Why Can I Trust in the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus and How Does That Change Things Today? My Invisible Disease: What Christians Must Understand About Suicide and Mental Health Paranormalcy: Understanding Spiritual Darkness and the Paranormal Allure Among Christians and How to Escape It Bible-ish Christianity: Why Most Christians Know Just Enough About the Bible to Be Dangerous Becoming Job: Why Suffering, Me-Centric Christianity, and a Concierge-God Don't Mix "Unanswered" will leave you enriched, characterized by a thinking faith, equipped to communicate confidently, and committed to escape the tendency of offering trite answers to a skeptical friend.
How do we find real joy and experience grace in the midst of daily life?
Following the New York Times Bestseller, One Thousand Gifts - a guide to giving thanks and finding joy in all aspects of life - Ann Voskamp returns with this companion One Thousand Gifts Devotional. How in the world do we find real joy and experience grace in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and all these daily duties? These sixty reflections, each one like a singular tree, invite you to take wing into a forest of graces. Glimpses of grace that will lead you into your own lifestyle of Christ-focus and communion. Into how your desperate need of Him every moment is wildly met with His extravagant love for you. As practical as profound, this devotional offers real life transformation with intentional space to begin the radical habit of thanking God for your own one thousand gifts. The endless grace of our overflowing God, it's meant to be experienced directly. The most important thing is simply to begin. Pick up a pen and this book -- and change your life. Take the dare to fully live! God's just waiting to bless you with the greatest gift of all---more and more of Himself....
Experience the grace revolution that is sweeping across the earth.
New York Times bestselling author Joseph Prince invites you to experience the grace revolution that is sweeping across the earth. The grace revolution is all about bringing Jesus back to the forefront. When Jesus is preached and lifted high, lives are touched and transformed. It''s a revolution of relationship and it''s a revolution of restoration. The grace revolution begins in the innermost sanctum of your heart when you meet the person of Jesus. It is not an outward revolution but something that begins from the inside out. Today, you can experience deep, personal, and lasting transformation that is anchored on the unshakable, rock-solid foundation of Christ and His finished work.
A campaign of targeted intercession addressing every facet of your life.
Inspired by the Kendrick brothers' hit film War Room, this strategic prayer manual is your ticket to spiritual boot camp! Enlist in a devotional campaign of targeted intercession addressing every facet of your life---and revolutionize your heart, family, spiritual growth, and everyday effectiveness as a mission-minded soldier of Christ.
Create a church where all believers can have a growing faith in Jesus.
Author and pastor Andy Stanley draws from Scripture and over 25 years of pastoral experience to communicate to church leaders how they can create a church where believers can have a growing faith in Jesus and at the same time unbelievers can make a vital and lasting connection---a ministry that is both deep and wide.
Practical applications that tap into the richer life Christ promised.
As co-host of HGTV’s My Big Family Renovation, Brandon Hatmaker understands what it takes to rehab a home. But as a pastor (and husband of bestselling author Jen Hatmaker), he’s more interested in rehabbing faith. And in A Mile Wide, he helps readers transform an anemic spiritual life based on a limited understanding of God into a faith of true depth, intimacy, and power. Offering fresh perspective on eight essentials of Christianity—the gospel, identity, scripture, discipleship, kingdom, mission, community, and justice—Hatmaker provides practical applications that tap into the richer life Christ promised his people, individually and as a community. God wants more than simply to save us: he’s also determined to transform us, restore us, and use us to reveal the coming of his kingdom right here, right now.
A must-have guide to replacing hate with revolutionary love.
Covering topics such as right and wrong, sex, homosexuality, abortion, politics, and the environment, Culture Shock is every engaged believer''s must-have guidebook to replacing reactionary hate with revolutionary love.
Jesus' extravagant grace is the key to dealing with life's biggest challenge: people.
The popular writer, blogger, and television personality reveals with humor and style how Jesus? extravagant grace is the key to dealing with?life's biggest challenge: people. The majority of our joys, struggles, thrills, and heartbreaks relate to people, beginning first with ourselves and then the people we came from, married, birthed, live by, live for, go to church with, don?t like, don?t understand, fear, struggle with, compare ourselves to, and judge. People are the best and worst thing about the human life. Jen Hatmaker knows this all too well, and so she reveals how to practice kindness, grace, truthfulness, vision, and love to ourselves and those around us. By doing this, For the Love leads our generation to reimagine Jesus??grace as a way of life, and it does it in a funny yet profound manner that Christian readers will love. Along the way, Hatmaker shows readers how to reclaim their prophetic voices and become Good News again to a hurting, polarized world.
Raise the shield of faith and fight the demonic forces at work in this world.
In a culture where spiritual warfare is everywhere, it's time to raise the shield of faith and fight the demonic forces at work in this world! Drawing on Ephesians 6, this expanded edition of Ingram's bestseller reveals what believers need to know in order to prayerfully defend themselves and their families against Satan's daily attacks.
Learn about this uniquemovement to evangelize Muslim militants.
The jihadist group ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has been wreaking havoc in northern Iraq and Syria. But its reign of terror is not confined to the Middle East. Its 2014 beheadings of American journalist James Foley and Israeli-American journalist Steven Sotloff have shocked the world and instilled fear in the hearts of many Westerners. ISIS is the most funded, technologically advanced, and powerful terrorist organization in history. Its members are extremely diverse, having been recruited from countries all over the globe, including Canada, Britain, and the U.S.
Change doesn't have to be a bad word, when we learn to embrace it.
Our lives are like objects hurtling through time, constantly colliding with changing circumstances or situations that send us careening down new trajectories; new paths. "Change," however, doesn't have to be a bad word. When we learn how to respond to it, change can make the rest of our lives even better. Experienced church founder and pastor Bishop Dale Bronner explains in practical terms how to take responsibility for our trajectory instead of panicking over change or stagnating from lack of change. With helpful principles, motivation, and personal stories, this book is a guide for any Christian who wants to work hard and become a master of change. Although some adversity may be inevitable along the way, our only true failure is a failure to launch in a new trajectory when times, situations, and circumstances change around us. Bronner encourages us to prophesy our future and to realize that the power in God's Word can take us to a new and better place.
A revolutionary book that invites you to find the end of yourself.
The path to wholeness begins with brokenness. The way to blessing starts with mourning. And the journey to strength is through weakness. The End of Me is a revolutionary book that invites you to find the end of yourself because only then can you can embrace the inside-out ways of Jesus.