A King's Journey
Author: Steve Richard
Publisher: Charisma Media
Prepare for the journey of a lifetime.
Walking with Mary
Author: Edward Sri
Mary appears only a few times in the Bible, but those few passages come at crucial moments. Catholics believe that Mary is the ever-virgin Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth. But she also was a human being--a woman who made a journey of faith through various trials and uncertainties and endured her share of suffering. Even with her unique graces and vocation, Mary remains a woman we can relate to and from whom we have much to learn. In Walking with Mary, Edward Sri looks at the crucial passages in the Bible concerning Mary and offers insight about the Blessed Mother's faith and devotion that we can apply in our daily lives. We follow her step-by-step through the New Testament account of her life, reflecting on what the Scriptures tell us about how she responded to the dramatic events unfolding around her. “This book is the fruit of my personal journey of studying Mary through the Scriptures, from her initial calling in Nazareth to her painful experience at the cross,” writes Edward Sri “It is intended to be a highly readable, accessible work that draws on wisdom from the Catholic tradition, recent popes, and biblical scholars of a variety of perspectives and traditions. With the riches of these insights, we will ponder what her journey of faith may have been like in order to draw out spiritual lessons for our own walk with God.” He add, “It is my hope, therefore, that whether you are of a Catholic, Protestant, or other faith background, this book may help you to know, understand, and love Mary more, and that it may inspire you to walk in her footsteps as a faithful disciple of the Lord in your own pilgrimage of faith.”
With great warmth and simplicity, Alejandro Arias relates the story of his childhood journey, from receiving the call to preach when just a youngster, to becoming an international evangelist. The supernatural testimonies he has witnessed, as well as the story of his own healing, will inspire and challenge you. In Boy Preacher: A Supernatural Journey, you will learn practical ways to unlock and live the dreams God has for you and how you can be "a Friend of God." You will also receive insight into what awaits you in the heavenly realm and how to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.
At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.
Author: Os Guinness
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Why am I here? What is God's call in my life? How do I fit God's call with my own individuality? How should God's calling affect my career, my plans for the future, and my concepts of success? First published in 1997 by distinguished author and speaker Os Guiness, The Call remains a treasured source of wisdom for those who ask these questions. According to Guinness, "No idea short of God's call can ground and fulfill the truest human desire for purpose and fulfillment." In this newly updated and expanded anniversary edition, Guinness explores the truth that God has a specific calling for each one of us and guides a new generation of readers through the journey of hearing and heeding that call. With more than 100,000 copies in print, The Call is for all who desire a purposeful, intentional life of faith.
When it comes to experiencing transformation in your life, it's all about taking the first step and that first step is always easier when supportive friends walk along beside you. In this interactive workbook, designed to be a companion study guide to the book Transformation, Jim and Janene Ayer journey with you as you explore an honest assessment of your personal relationship with God, and as you make life-altering discoveries through God's Word, inspiring stories of others' experience and practical wisdom that will move you out of your comfort zone and into a life that is shaped and powered by the Holy Spirit. You are only 12 weeks away from a deeper, more powerful relationship with God that will impact every aspect of your being and result in a transformed existence. Take the first step. Designed to be used individually or in a small group setting.
The Joseph Calling
Author: Os Hillman
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
What is your God-sized assignment? God has an assignment for you—a God-sized destiny for you to fulfill. How can you know what it is, and what is the process to walk in that calling? The Joseph Calling presents six unique stages that many people pass through to fulfill their destiny. Such was the case for Joseph in the Bible—he was a dreamer with a calling. After being the favored son, his brothers betrayed him, which led to a thirteen-year journey of hardship, humble circumstances, accusations, and pain. But God used Joseph’s adversities to fulfill a larger story—to be a spiritual and physical provider for others. “Josephs” today are men and women, old and young, who are set apart by God for his divine purposes. In The Joseph Calling Os Hillman will help you: Embrace God’s activity in your life. Navigate through adversity. Discover your calling. Fulfill God’s purpose for your life. God has a plan for you at every stage of life. He wants you to know his assignment for you—and only you—so you can live an intentional and purpose-filled life.
For ordinary people who are destined to live extraordinary lives! Each one of us is born with a God-ordained destiny, a carefully drawn out plan for our lives. Before the beginning of time God knew us and put in motion a supernatural plan for our lives. It is important that we understand how significant each life really is to God. The plan for our life is so unique that the place in which we were born, the era in which we live, even the profession we currently have are especially suited for the fulfillment of that destiny. We are so special that no one who has come before us or who will come after us could do the very things he has created us to accomplish. God has chosen the circumstances that make up our life because, if followed, they give us the shortest route in reaching our destiny. There are so many men and women that I have met who feel the mistakes they have made or the unfair consequences of what others have done have somehow negated them from reaching the destiny and purpose that God originally intended for their lives. Because of what happened in the past, they feel they must now settle for second best and live with the disappointments that come with living a life of “what-ifs”. * What if I had never said those things? * What if I never made that mistake? * What if I hadn’t crossed that line? * What if I still had that job? * What if that relationship hadn’t ended? * What if I hadn’t allowed myself to be falsely accused? * What if... The road map we need to keep us on course or get us back on course is still available to us. If we do not realize that the journey to our destiny contains all of the successes and failures that we experience in life, we can easily find ourselves wandering aimlessly through life, constantly overwhelmed by a false sense of destiny—a destiny that makes us a slave to the circumstances of life. When that happens, we lose the strength to persevere so that we can stand victorious on the other side. There is someone who has not only gone on before us but who Jesus commissioned to help guide us through our times of testing. Luke 22:32, “And when you (speaking of Peter) have turned back (from your time of testing), strengthen your brothers.” Perhaps that is why Peter’s life resonates so deeply within us, because in Peter we see ourselves. It is hard for us to find anyone in the Bible who has come to represent the universal man like Peter. When we look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in Peter’s life and what Jesus through the Holy Spirit made Peter into, each of us finds the hope that we also may run the race set before us and cross the finish line to hear the words of Jesus, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Peter’s life has come to reflect the transformative work of God, which can bring restoration and hope to the lives of every believer no matter what has happened in our lives.
The Reluctant Journey
Author: Richard Leslie Parrott
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
The Reluctant Journey is an honest and practical guide for relating to God. As Christians, we can live true in Christ and our love for him each day, choosing His best for us so that together, we advance His kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven.”
Author: Christine Caine
The author relates her own personal stories to show how to overcome life's trials and tribulations and how those instances can be used for personal growth and an impetus to help others.
The Dream King
Author: Will Ford, Matt Lockett
The Dream King is the astonishing true story of two men whose lives are woven together by history and the hidden hand of God. - Learn about the nation's hidden history and the unknown heroes who overcame injustice. - Discover how your life is an important part of a much bigger story. - Be equipped to be a countercultural dreamer and change the world around you.
Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.
Women in ministry face needs that are often overlooked by the local church and consequently remain underdeveloped as they seek to lead and guide those in their care. The need to shape emotions to guard and fulfill God’s purpose and the need to bond in order to build a community of authentic, lasting friendships are distinctively feminine and foundational to a successful ministry. As the founder of Inspire Women, Anita Carman is uniquely qualified to offer practical, biblical training and resources to support leaders, and those thinking about leading, on the front lines in our churches. Transforming Leaders covers the three primary emotions, loneliness, rejection, and fear; a leader must overcome to maximize her impact while providing a personalized curriculum to knit the hearts of those she serves.
Path of Miracles
Author: Samuel Rodriguez
The trade paperback edition of the inspirational guide by one of the most preeminent leaders of the Latino Christian community. Reverend Samuel Rodriguez uncovers the seven spiritual lessons learned from the story of Jesus' empty tomb-lessons that can enrich, empower, and transform lives. The goal: to recognize what God has placed throughout our journey in order to guide us toward fulfillment. Taking the story of Jesus and the empty tomb as his basis and inspiration, Reverend Rodriguez explains how these life-changing principles can be learned to create a richer, transformed life. An inspiring book, it guides readers down the path of miracles already ahead of them.