A King's Journey
Author: Steve Richard
Publisher: Charisma Media
Prepare for the journey of a lifetime.
Accessible Guide from Bestselling Author for Embracing the Prophetic Calling Internationally respected prophet and bestselling author James W. Goll offers a readable, practical approach to the prophetic gifting. Centered around a unique, hands-on 21-day guide, he helps believers develop the intimacy with God essential to hearing his voice clearly and correctly--and then proclaiming his words faithfully. Through illustrations from his own life and those of John, Daniel, and Ezekiel, Goll exposes common misconceptions, the successes and failures of gifted people throughout church history, and wisdom from the trenches of the prophetic. Devotional prayers and reflection questions follow each chapter. A must-have resource for those in prophetic ministry and all who work with them.
Nobody knew adversity like King David. He was called and anointed to reign in life, and yet he had to find a way in God to keep form losing it all. In What to Do on the Worst Day of Your Life,Brian Zahnd looks into the life of David to discover a pattern of faith we can apply to overcome life’s daunting obstacles. In David’s story we find a timeless model for how to encounter God’s restorative power in the midst of deep tragedy. Join Brian Zahnd, and see what David did on his worst day. You’ll see David weep but not get bitter. You’ll see him reorient his vision and regain his passion. All along the journey you’ll be reminded that God’s great work in David’s life was not an odd, one-off miracle but a pattern of faith for all who are facing the worst day of their life.
Women of Destiny
Author: Cindy Jacobs
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
The time has come for Christian women to embrace the destiny God has planned for them from the beginning, a plan Cindy Jacobs uncovers in this revised edition of her popular book Women of Destiny. Readers will find a biblical and balanced approach to gender issues and relationships, as well as trustworthy guidance for finding their ultimate purpose. This breakthrough book has empowered a generation of Spirit-filled women to take the path of freedom and reconciliation, where they work for the Kingdom side by side with men. Now a new generation of women can serve God in the fullness of their unique identity.
Fathered by God
Author: John Eldredge
New York Times best-selling author John Eldredge unveils the six stages men must complete to become who God designed them to be. In this life-changing message from John Eldredge, readers discover a paradigm-shifting path to manhood. He unveils the six stages many men miss, stages they must complete in order to become the man God designed them to be. Inspiring, insightful, and challenging for men and the women in their lives, Fathered by God delivers the very thing men need, a way to forge companionship with God the Father while undergoing a transformation, releasing the fullness of life and the passion God designed them to live.
One of the keys to enjoying an in-depth and rewarding experience of reading the Bible is recapturing the ancient world--its cultures, customs, and histories. With this innovative guide, readers can enrich their study with fascinating insights into the Bible and the world in which it was written. The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook offers the most up-to-date evangelical biblical scholarship in a format that is readable and easy to understand. This book-by-book guide brings the Bible to life with more than 1,100 full-color pages packed with illustrations, maps, and photos, and 112 in-depth articles on a wide range of topics important to students of the Bible. Readers will discover how each part of the Bible fits into and informs every other part, giving them a cohesive understanding of God's Word. No reference collection will be complete without this incredible new handbook to the Bible.
Author: Scot McKnight
What is the “Christian life” all about? Studying the Bible, attending church, cultivating a prayer life, witnessing to others—those are all good. But is that really what Jesus has in mind? The answer, says Scot McKnight in One.Life, lies in Jesus’ words, “Follow me.” What does it look like to follow Jesus, and how will doing so change the way we live our life—our love.life, our justice.life, our peace.life, our community.life, our sex.life—everything about our life. One.Life will open your eyes to the full, compelling immensity of what it means to be a Christian. “Jesus offers to us a kingdom dream that transforms us to the very core of our being,” says Scot McKnight. “His vision is so big we are called to give our entire life to it. His vision is so big it swallows up our dreams.” Discover exactly what Jesus meant when he announced the arrival of God’s kingdom. Equipping you with a new understanding of that kingdom’s radical nature, One.Life shares profound, challenging, and practical insights on how to demonstrate its reality in your life. In many ways, what The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer challenged Christians to do in earlier generations, One.Life will do for a new generation. One.Life will call you beyond the flatlands of religiosity toward a kingdom vision that will shape everything you do.
The Minister's Manual
Author: James W. Cox
". . . This religious anthology will nourish the pastor?s heart, soul, and mind. It?s a treasure for devotional reflection as well as a support for the task at hand." -- James W. Crawford, pastor, Old South Church, Boston "Under the editorial . . . guidance of Professor Cox, whose sensitivity to parish needs in incomparable, The Ministers Manual has achieved a long-standing reputation for its wide variety of quality material for pulpit and worship use". -- Donald Macleod, Francis L. Patton, professor emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary The Ministers Manual is the single most comprehensive resource for preaching and worship available, filled with completely new material for 1999. Unlike other preaching annuals that simply outline sermons, The Ministers Manual provides complete sermons for the entire calendar year. This nondenominational guide offers you both topical and lectionary sermons and supplements these with two alternative sermon outlines for every Sunday. You can engage the minds of your youngest parishioners by drawing from the fifty-two children's sermons and stories and there are thoughtful sermon illustrations and messages for seasonal celebrations. In addition, The Ministers Manual will help you prepare sermons and prayers for such occasions as communion, funeral services, and Memorial Day. Along with all this, The Ministers Manual gives you additional features not found in other preaching manuals. It provides three valuable worship aids with every sermon, useful for expanding your Sunday service. You can also enrich your preaching by drawing from the more than one hundred thought-provoking quotations and questions on life and religion. Further, this expansive reference offers topics to ponder at small group discussions and resources for evangelism and world missions. And the seven indexes put all of this valuable information at your fingertips. The Ministers Manual is truly unequaled in
The Bible Manual
Author: Christian Gottlob Barth
In this revised and expanded edition of Brothers, We Are Not Professionals that includes a new introduction and select all-new chapters, best-selling author John Piper pleads through a series of thoughtful essays with fellow pastors to abandon the professionalization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry. “We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry,” he writes. “The mentality of the professional is not the mentality of the prophet. It is not the mentality of the slave of Christ. Professionalism has nothing to do with the essence and heart of the Christian ministry. The more professional we long to be, the more spiritual death we will leave in our wake. For there is no professional childlikeness, there is no professional tenderheartedness, there is no professional panting after God. “Brothers, we are not professionals. We are outcasts. We are aliens and exiles in the world. Our citizenship is in Heaven, and we wait with eager expectation for the Lord (Phil. 3:20). You cannot professionalize the love for His appearing without killing it. And it is being killed. “The world sets the agenda of the professional man; God sets the agenda of the spiritual man. The strong wine of Jesus Christ explodes the wine- skins of professionalism.”
Eerdmans' handbook to the Bible
Author: David Alexander, Pat Alexander
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
A section-by-section guide to the Bible. Includes pictures, articles, maps, charts, and an index of people, places, events, and themes.
Using the Bible as the original textbook, Greg Harris shows readers the continuity and cohesiveness of God’s Word. The Bible Expositor’s Handbook: New Testament picks up where the Old Testament edition ended. Rather than jumping into Matthew, where our New Testament begins, Harris instead looks to Luke 24 where Jesus taught through every book of the Old Testament, showing truths that were either already fulfilled by him or would be in the future. This unique approach enables the reader to have a greater confidence is what God’s Word teaches, and a greater love and appreciation for our Lord Jesus Christ.
Author: J. D. Walt, Stephanie Wright