By Sara Frankl, Mary Carver
"Sara's story only grew louder, braver, bolder with her death. It's a story that we all need to keep hearing." --Lisa-Jo Baker, bestselling author of Surprised by MotherhoodSara Frankl knew she had a terminal disease, but she didn't let it stop her from living. In the face of immeasurable pain, Sara chose joy--again and again. Her unforgettable message of hope and purpose lives on, even after her death, in her words.CHOOSE JOY is a compilation of the lessons Sara learned while she was dying, written in her own words and sewn together by her close friend Mary Carver. It is a reminder to see the beauty in life, even when it looks nothing like you hoped or planned.In a world full of tragedy, choosing joy is no small task--but, as Sara knew, the importance lies in the choosing. Once you learn to make that choice, every day, no matter what happens, joy will come.
Christmas Quiet: Receiving the Gift of His Presence
By Maisie Sparks, Lauren Younis
In the 25 days leading up to Christmas you will deepen your awareness of God's loving presence and rejoice in the gift of your Savior by pausing daily to immerse yourself in these uplifting devotions, faith-building exercises, and peaceful coloring pages. Enjoy the true essence of the holiday as never before as you draw closer to God with this book.Includes:25 powerful devotions that can be read in five minutes and provide lasting inspiration,25 reflective questions and thoughtful activities that deepen the experience of each devotion, and25 gorgeous holiday coloring pages to enjoy whenever you like.
Christian Stories of Wisdom
By Nathalie Leone
Christian Stories of Wisdom is the perfect antidote to our busy, modern lives. It serves as a daily companion that one can return to again and again for a moment of spiritual sustenance. The 70 stories in this uplifting collection can be read in solitude or shared with others. Among them are "Saint Francis and the Wolf," "Saint Peter's Mother," "The Mantle of Christ," "The Angel and the Hermit," and many others.
Cats Don't Bark
By Shane Hipps
Everyone in the world is searching for purpose and meaning in their lives. Shane Hipps is here to teach us how to fully understand who we are as individuals, and then to pursue who God intended us to be. CATS DON'T BARK is a guided tour of how to discover - and more importantly, pursue - God's intention for our lives. Hipps is an expert at pursuing purpose and remaining true to God's plan in his own life: after a "Damascus" experience of personal discovery, Hipps left his high profile position as a strategic advertising planner for Porsche to attend seminary, become a Mennonite pastor, later the lead teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church to, now, sought-after author and speaker. With histrademark insight and engaging approach, Hipps draws on his own unconventional experience to demonstrate how readers can discover their own 'calling' - the techniques required to listen for it, the cost when you ignore it, and the rewards when you follow it.This is a book about discovering who we are, accepting who we are not, and cultivating the habits we need to discover and embrace who we were meant to be.
Countdown to the Apocalypse
By Robert Jeffress
ISIS. Ebola. Social disorder. Religious persecution. Rampant immorality. Are these the harbingers of the Biblical apocalypse, the end of times as we know it? If they are, what happens next? In this eye-opening book, prophecy insider Dr. Robert Jeffress offers a reasoned look at these "signs" and what Jesus Christ himself meant when he talked about a future so horrendous that no human lives would be spared "unless those days were shortened" (Matthew 24.22). Did He have our time in mind? All over the world people are aware that something unprecedented in human history is about to happen. COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE presents vital information that everyone, both inside and outside the church, needs to know to be prepared.
The Christmas Story
By New International Version
But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid; for see - I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.'For many people, it's not Christmas without a Christmas carol service - hearing the familiar story of Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the three wise men is guaranteed to get you feeling festive.In The Christmas Story, all the Nativity readings are gathered in one place in an easy to use eBook, so there is no need to flick through the whole Bible. These extracts are taken from the Holy Bible, NIV 2011 translation - the most popular translation in modern English. The NIV is also available as an eBook, and enhanced eBook narrated by Poirot actor, David Suchet.
Cross Roads Reflections
By Wm Paul Young
The powerful story found in Cross Roads inspired and encouraged readers around the world. Now, CROSS ROADS REFLECTIONS provides an opportunity for you to revisit Tony and his redemption journey in a fresh and unique way.This 365-day devotional contains meaningful quotes from Cross Roads along with insightful and thought-provoking prayers written by the author, Wm. Paul Young, who also wrote the phenomenal bestseller, The Shack. It is designed to inspire, encourage, and uplift you every day of the year.
Calm the Soul: A Book of Simple Wisdom and Prayer
By The Poor Clares
'We will never achieve true happiness if we continue to search for it outside the very source of love, which we know is God himself.'In Calm the Soul: A Book of Simple Wisdom and Prayer, The Poor Clares, an enclosed order of nuns based in Nuns' Island, Galway, draw on the fruit of their monastic lives and suggest simple practices to help nourish our souls and find a sense of calm in today's world.With practical advice in preparing for prayer, The Poor Clares look at ways we can slowly build up the amount of time spent in prayer and meditation in our daily lives, to achieve a sense of peace and well-being. They combine reflections on familiar prayers, such as the Our Father and Hail Mary, with meditations on Scripture, and prayers for specific needs such as depression, self-esteem and sickness.An inspiring book of simple spirituality which offers faith and hope to anyone seeking solace in today's world.
The Church Awakening
By Charles R. Swindoll
In THE CHURCH AWAKENING, Charles R. Swindoll discusses the challenges, struggles, and priorities of the church in the 21st century. He reveals the problems inherent in the entertainment-based postmodern church and shows how a return to biblical teaching will restore its strength and impact. Now being replaced by a feel-good message instead of what Christians need to know to stand strong in a world that's lost its way, Swindoll exposes the problems and offers solutions for the postmodern evangelical church. Just as he opened readers' eyes with his bold statements in The Grace Awakening, Swindoll now explains how to reestablish the church as a life-altering experience, based on the principles of Jesus' teaching.
Christianity: Bullet Guides
By Victor W Watton
Open this book and you will- Discover core beliefs - Understand basic teachings - Learn about the Bible - Trace its history
The Confident Woman Devotional
By Joyce Meyer
THE CONFIDENT WOMAN has sold over 400,000 copies since its publication in 2006 and remains Joyce Meyer's only number one New York Times bestselling book. It continues to sell an average of over 100,000 copies a year; clearly, she tapped into the concerns and issues that trouble women most. In this devotional, based on THE CONFIDENT WOMAN, The Root of Rejection, and APPROVAL ADDICTION, Meyer provides encouragement and tools to help address and resolve problems in an area of life that women struggle with.It is easy to get caught up in what the coming weeks, months or years might hold and forget to slow down and live in the present. This powerful daily devotional will help women on their journey towards a confident life filled with love, laughter and God's acceptance, one day at time.
The Coming Economic Armageddon
By David Jeremiah
Never before have we read such jarring headlines, distressing news analyses, or dire predictions concerning the world's financial future. The American housing market - or, more sentimentally, the American dream - began to collapse in 2006, taking with it large chunks of the global financial system. Millions of jobs worldwide have vanished forever. Did Bible prophecy predict this catastrophe? Are there biblical clues to how soon, if ever, a viable, long-term recovery can be sustained? Is the financial collapse just one of several signs that we are living in the final days of Earth's history? In THE COMING ECONOMIC ARMAGEDDON, David Jeremiah says we can know the meaning behind what we see in the daily news - and understand and prepare for living in the New Global Economy.
Christianity - An Introduction: Teach Yourself
By John Young
'An exciting and engaging book' Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of CanterburyThis is an in-depth guide to the origins, history, beliefs and practices of this major world religion. Covering all the main aspects of the faith, from the significance of Jesus Christ and the Bible, to the church's place in society today, get the whole picture in this fascinating and informative read. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Chasing the Dragon (Manga)
By Jackie Pullinger, Toto Winarno
Until it was pulled down, the Walled City was Hong Kong's most foreboding territory. It was a lawless place, dominated by the Triads, and which the police hesitated to enter. Strangers were unwelcome. Drug smuggling and heroin addiction flourished, as did prostitution and pornography, extortion and fear.When Jackie Pullinger set sail from England in 1966 she had no idea that God was calling her to the Walled City. Yet, as she spoke her message of love and hope, brutal Triad gangsters were converted, prostitutes quit, and Jackie discovered a miraculous new treatment for drug addiction... This classic true story has been a bestseller for almost thirty years, inspiring and thrilling generation after generation. Now it has been re-released as a graphic novel, in cutting edge Manga style - perfect for capturing the dark, claustrophobic atmosphere of the Walled City, the grittiness of the Triad world and the high adventure and emotional rollercoaster that took Jackie from innocent young stranger to one of Hong Kong's most celebrated and respected citizens.
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The Confessions of Saint Augustine (Hodder Classics)
By Saint Augustine
You made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it finds rest in you. St Augustine was a towering figure in his own time, and remains the greatest of the fathers of the church. His CONFESSIONS are an autobiographical work, recalling crucial events in his life: his mid-4th-century boyhood in rural Algeria; the rise to a lavish lifestyle at the imperial court in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; and his conversion to Christianity. It has become one of the greatest of the Christian classics, revealing an individual in the joys and agonies of life lived to the full in search of truth.This new edition includes an preface by the translator that sets Augustine in the context of his time, and a foreword by Maggi Dawn.
Comparative Study Bible Hardback
By Ibs Uk International Bible Society
When you don't want to lose anything in the translation, the COMPARATIVE STUDY BIBLE is a tool that lets you explore all the rich nuances and shades of meaning in the Bible text without having to learn the original biblical languages. It sets four popular translations side-by-side for you to compare and contrast: the trustworthiness and versatility of the New International Version, the time-honoured authority of the King James Version, the word-for-word accuracy of the New American Standard Bible, Updated Edition, and the scholarly detail of the Amplified Bible.Passages and verses from the four versions are aligned in parallel columns on facing pages for ease of study. Each translation offers insight on different facets of meaning in the text, giving you the benefit of the work of different groups of scholars to help you understand and interpret the Bible for yourself. The Amplified Bible helps you take your study a step further, offering a format that gives you access to the shades of meaning in the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic.
Crazy for God
By Frank Schaeffer
By the time he was nineteen, Frank Schaeffer's parents, Francis and Edith Schaeffer, had achieved global fame as bestselling evangelical authors and speakers, and Frank had joined his father on the evangelical circuit. He would go on to speak before thousands in arenas around America, publish his own evangelical bestseller, and work with such figures as Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Dr. James Dobson. But all the while Schaeffer felt increasingly alienated, precipitating a crisis of faith that would ultimately lead to his departure,even if it meant losing everything. With honesty, empathy, and humour, Schaeffer delivers a brave and important book" (Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog ),both a fascinating insider's look at the American evangelical movement and a deeply affecting personal odyssey of faith.
Christ Plays In Ten Thousand Places
By Eugene Peterson
Eugene Peterson's Spiritual Theology series provides a completely fresh evaluation of Christian Spirituality, past, present and future.The best-selling author of THE MESSAGE draws on the very latest scholarship and understanding of biblical revelation, and will represent the most thorough and significant work on contemporary Christian Spirituality by an evangelical author. Most writings in the field of spiritual theology represent mere dabblings. The more significant endeavours are impenetrably academic. Petrson's masterwork, which has been years in the making, is designed for those who are comfortable with being stretched, as well as pastors, academics and lay leaders. CHRIST PLAYS IN TEN THOUSAND PLACES is Book One in a five-part series, and concentrates on 'clearing the playing field', evaluating spirituality as it is understood today.Also available in the Spiritual Theology series: Eat This Book, The Jesus Way, The Word Made Flesh and Practise Resurrection.
The Christian and the Pharisee
By R.T. Kendall, David Rosen
What starts as Rabbi David Rosen's staunch defence of his tradition against Dr R. T. Kendall's use of 'Pharisee' as a derogatory term blossoms into a fascinating exchange in which the two men openly discuss the basic tenets of their respective faiths. They explore the common ground that these two related religions share, and discover the fundamental differences that set them apart.This groundbreaking publication is a rare opportunity to read the heartfelt correspondence of two prolific religious leaders, both acclaimed theologians, as they seek to both vigorously defend their own beliefs and allow themselves to be challenged by the claims of the other. As the discussion continues we see mutual respect grow and a strong friendship forged before the relationship is inevitably tested as they reach points of seemingly irreconcilable difference.Is it possible for Christianity and Judaism to proactively co-exist when the bedrock of one denies the rationale of the other? This dignified book poses such difficult questions whilst offering greater understanding and hope for the future.