Don't Chase Me Out of the Church

I'm a Candidate to Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Author: Adalia Gwaltney

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1621366685

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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Never place limits on God's desire to use you to share the gospel.

Chase the Lion

If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601428863

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Quit playing it safe and start running toward the roar! When the image of a man-eating beast travels through the optic nerve and into the visual cortex, the brain sends the body a simple but urgent message: run away! That’s what normal people do, but not lion chasers. Rather than seeing a five-hundred-pound problem, they see an opportunity for God to show up and show His power. Chase the Lion is more than a catch phrase; it’s a radically different approach to life. It’s only when we stop fearing failure that we can fully seize opportunity by the mane. With grit and gusto, New York Times best-selling author Mark Batterson delivers a bold message to everyone with a big dream. This is a wake-up call to stop living as if the purpose of life was to simply arrive safely at death. Our dreams should scare us. They should be so big that without God they would be impossible to achieve. Quit running away from what you’re afraid of. Chase the lion! Change the world! What is your five-hundred-pound dream? In this highly anticipated sequel to his best-selling In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Mark Batterson invites lion chasers everywhere to chase dreams so impossible that victory demands we face our fears, defy the odds, and hold tight to God. These are the kind of dreams that will make you a bigger person and the world a better place. Based upon 2 Samuel 23, Chase the Lion tells the true story of an ancient warrior named Benaiah who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day—and then killed it. For most people, that situation wouldn’t just be a problem…it would be the last problem they ever faced. For Benaiah, it was an opportunity to step into his destiny. After defeating the lion, he landed his dream job as King David’s bodyguard and eventually became commander-in-chief of Israel’s army under King Solomon. Written in a way that both challenges and encourages, this revolutionary book will help unleash the faith and courage you need to identify, chase, and catch the five-hundred-pound dreams in your life.

Chasing Elephants

Wrestling with the Gray Areas of Life

Author: Brent Crowe

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 1617472646

Category: Religion

Page: 181

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Many people know what to believe and why to hold to those beliefs. But the majority of them don’t know how to do when it comes to the countless decisions we must make that the Bible doesn’t specifically address. Chasing Elephants carefully examines the biblical subject of freedom in Christ. Taking into account values, priorities, accountability, and cultural issues, Author Brent Crowe extracts a set of principles to act as a theology of belief for the seemingly gray areas of life. With these principles as a guide, you will be prepared to handle the moral or ethical decisions you will face in life.

How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World

The Art of Living with Style, Class, and Grace

Author: Jordan Christy

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1599952173

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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In a society driven by celebutante news and myspace profiles, women of class, style and charm are hard to come by. The Audrey and Katharines of the world continue to lose their luster as thongs, rehab and outrageous behavior burn up the daily headlines. But, despite appearances, guys still want a girl they can take home to their mom, employers still like to see a tailored suit and peers still respect classy conduct. So is it possible to maintain old fashioned virtues in a modern world without looking like a starchy Amish grandma? Christy shows women how in this guide to glamorous style, professional success and true love...the classy way. Full of fun assignments, notable names and real-life examples, Christy offers a new look at seemingly "old fashioned" advice. She covers diet, speech, work ethic, friends, relationships, manners, makeup, and fashionable yet modest clothing, showing modern ladies how they can be beautiful, intelligent and fun while retaining values and morals.

If the Church Were Christian

Rediscovering the Values of Jesus

Author: Philip Gulley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061968228

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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“[Philip Gulley’s] vision of Christianity is grounded, gripping, and filled with uncommon sense. He is building bridges instead of boundaries, and such wisdom is surely needed now.” —Richard Rohr, O.F.M, author of Everything Belongs Quaker minister Philip Gulley, author of If Grace Is True and If God Is Love, returns with If the Church Were Christian: a challenging and thought-provoking examination of the author’s vision for today’s church… if Christians truly followed the core values of Jesus Christ. Fans of Shane Claiborne, Rob Bell, and unChristian will find much to discuss in If the Church Were Christian, as will anyone interested in the future of this institution.

Manacles of the Mind

A Memoir of a Minister's Testimony of Meningitis, Miracles, and Misconception

Author: Tamela M. Hurtt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450057489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 85

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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Multnomah Books

ISBN: 1601429290

Category: Bible

Page: 208

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Tales from Piney Grove

Author: Bobby Morrison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477181954

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 92

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Tales from Piney Grove by Bobby Morrison is a coming-of-age, regional, tradition and social change account of Black Americana. Piney Grove, a misnomer because there are no pine trees there, is a small 200-populated community, which is centered around a church in North Carolina. The author has sandwiched his Tales between a Prelude, which leisurely demonstrates to the reader the history of the community and its customs, and an Epilogue which 40 years later on a frequent visit the author sums up his "you can go home again" philosophy about an era "gone with the wind." The Morrison family like many sharecroppers was poor but proud. The pot-bellied stove had to be fired up by the bravest member of the family who wasnt frozen to climb out from under those mountains of hand-made quilts on a cold winter morning. And like many sharecroppers, they had to beg-borrow from landowner Mr. Lonnie to tide them over the winter months when there was no farming to be done. "Thumb" Morrison often moonlighted with out-of-town construction jobs to supplement their income and not have to beg-borrow from skinflint Mr. Lonnie. Morrisons Tales are peopled with amusing, often bizarre and idiosyncratic characters. Uncle Dinky who got his spirit from moonshine on Saturday night and Sundays sat in the back of the church and told the parishioners to sit down and stop making fools of themselves when they were moved by religious fervor and shouted, "Praise the Lord" and "Walk with me Jesus". However, Uncle Dinky was a comforting and amusing drunk who yelled, "Jesus I want you to walk with the boys this evening" on the baseball diamond at the Rainbow Inn on Sunday afternoons. The Rainbow Inn was a favorite Sunday-after-church recreational family spot for the Piney Grovers. That is, until the evening nightclub drinkers arrived and the families went home. "Boo" is a coming-of-age story of the authors coming of terms with his fear of ghosts and other superstitions and prejudice. "The Promise" is a serio-comedic piece about the authors Uncle Booker T. calling his brother and matter-of-factly and casually announcing his going to die that afternoon and asking that he take care of his wife Marie, who idiosyncratic antics proved tougher to handle than an unruly, undisciplined teenager. Uncle Kent in "Uncle K," a suave, lovable owner of a moonshiner distillery was always two steps ahead of the sheriff and was well known for his fast cars and loose women. The preachers eulogy at his demise is a humility and tolerance for all to behold. "The Grass on the Other Side" is another poignant coming-of-age boys wanting to meet girls and the warm old-age philosophical truth that surrounds this universal phenomenon. "The Industrial Revolution Comes to Piney Grove Better Late than Never: is the final tale that changes the old Piney Grove to the new Piney Grove by way of Krandall Textile coming in and giving factory jobs to the one-time sharecroppers. Now mobile homes with A/C sprang up. Only the big landowners industrialized the farms with modern technology. The others just died a natural death. The days of the sharecroppers was ended. Morrison has a sharp eye and total recall. He recreated a world he knew as a child and a young adult so vividly and graphically that you are there. He is never judgmental. This is his world before and after the revolution. The good and the bad are always all mingled together in characters and tradition. Piney Grove is the authors love affair. He never left Piney Grove. He took Piney Grove with him. So will his readers take Tales from Piney Grove to their hearts for a long time to come.

Wild Goose Chase

Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9780307457486

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Most of us have no idea where we’re going most of the time. Perfect. “Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit–An Geadh-Glas, or ‘the Wild Goose.’ The name hints at mystery. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious, I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to follow the Spirit through life. I think the Celtic Christians were on to something…. Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling. But circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: Adventure.” --from the introduction From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Lova' Like No Otha'

Author: Stephanie Perry Moore

Publisher: Walk Worthy Press

ISBN: 0446553786

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Surviving life's setbacks through her relationship with a man who helps restore her faith in God, Zoe Clark discovers A LOVA' LIKE NO OTHA'. When thunder and lightning strike on the morning of Zoe Clark's wedding, her seemingly perfect world is turned upside-down as she loses her fiance to a pregnant girlfriend she never knew he had. With her engagement shattered, all her life's plans seem over. Unemployed, sinking deeply into depression, and wrongly blaming God for her troubles, Zoe seriously contemplates ending her life. But God sends Chase Farr to reintroduce Zoe to the importance of having God in her life. Yet when Zoe's friendship with Chase turns romantic, he suddenly backs away--further confusing Zoe with his decision to remain a virgin. Through life's twists and turns of celebration and sorrow, Zoe ultimately learns what it means to truly trust in God--but in the end, does this revelation come too late to fix things with Chase?

The Root Problem: Why the Church Isn’T Experiencing the Full Manifestation of God’S Power!

Author: Frederick Gibbs

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477126317

Category: Religion

Page: 173

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This book is for two different kind of people-One that is a believer (has a relationship with Christ already) and still doesnt know how to receive the Full Manifestation of all that Jesus and His Word promised. (You already have it and just dont know it) The second person is a person that wants the Full Manifestation, but hasnt accepted Christ-and in some cases, its because of religion, that is defi ned as man efforts, performing, earning, trying to get to God, with traditions, doctrines of men, rules, regulations, and legalism = Law! If you really want it! (both) will see the root problem of why the Full Manifestation of GODs power is not working and you will also know how to receive it, as you make one switch from doing things TO get Christs love, blessing, miracles, power, etc,- just receive it as you do the same right things BECAUSE of what Christ has done already for us all on the cross = Grace!

Rise of the Human Androids

Galactic War

Author: Malcolm P. Chester

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493155822

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

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In this sequel to the Rise of the Human Androids, lizard like aliens called the Sharptors have perfected high-energy shields for hyperspace travel and begun exploring the galaxy. Meanwhile, James decides to not run for re-election for President of Mars. He plans instead to search the galaxy for old ones technology in a heavy cruiser with a supergun named after his wife. His wife and two children will join him on this journey. Susan, Mars' Secretary of State and former President of the U.S. will run for James' spot and James' adopted human android daughter Martha will run for vice-president. James' actions are motivated by the re-emergence of Ergone as the Marshall of the powerful and independent Altararian military. James knows Ergone wants to avenge his loss to Mars and Earth in their last war. James fears the Altararians with their vastly superior forces will crush Mars if he can't find advanced technology to stop them. In a chance meeting, James encounters the Sharptors while looking at a promising planet for exploration. A fight breaks out. James wins the encounter but the Sharptor warship escapes. Still, a plan begins to emerge in James' mind of how to use the aggressive new aliens against the Altararians. Meanwhile James and his associates explore an old ones site on their promising new earth like world Sisney 1. They must battle a super aggressive mammal the Ratang and insect the Botos, which have stripped Sisney 1 of almost all of its land animal life as they explore the site. They find new technology at the site, which they plan to use against the Altararians. Meanwhile a secret organization called the Committee, which has controlled many economic events on Earth, finds it difficult to control Mars and its allied planets. As a result, to make themselves relevant in the changing world around them, they join with bigoted groups on Mars and Ganymede and in a secret deal with the Altararians to sabotage Mars efforts to arm itself against the expected Altararian invasion. Many characters on Earth, Mars and Ganymede battle this super secret group in their efforts to prepare Mars for the Altararian invasion. All these forces clash as Mars struggles to survive its confrontation with the Altararians and preserve its Utopian World of human androids and human immigrants.

Lost in the Fog: Memoir of a Bastard

A Belgian Recalls the War, the Nazis, Her Fractured Life

Author: Rachel Van Meers,Daniel Chase

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613733909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

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The courageous story of Van Meers, born in a home for unwed mothers in Ghent, Belgium, 1930. It is told in her own words in a frank, humorous and down-to-earth manner. She grew up as a "bastard" during the Great Depression, and sees her family and country told apart by prejudice and politics in World War II, and recounts how she struggles to redefine herself in turbulent postwar Europe. Based on hundreds of hours of taped interviews, Rachel's view of a family "not-quite-normal," her amazing strength in the face of abusive and degrading treatment, and her strong faith and upbeat attitude make her story a joy and inspiration to read.

Church History Study Guide, Pt. 3

Latter-Day Prophets Since 1844

Author: Randal S. Chase

Publisher: Plain & Precious Publishing

ISBN: 1937901262

Category: Religion

Page: 518

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Latter-Day Prophets Since 1844. This volume is the third of three& ;on Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants. It covers Church& ;history during the administration of all of its Prophet-Prophets since& ;Joseph Smith. It begins with the succession of the Apostles after& ;Joseph Smith's martyrdom, the building of the Nauvoo Temple, and the trek to the west of the Latter-day Saint pioneers. We follow them through Iowa, Winter Quarters, and on to Utah. We witness the colonization of the state of Deseret, while the rest of the country suffered from Civil War. Then we follow events through the administrations of all of the 19th-Century, 20th-Century, and 21st-Century prophets from John Taylor to Thomas S. Monson. We become familiar with the early lives, missions, marriages, and callings of each of these prophets, seeing how the Lord prepared them for the particular time that they led the Church. We finish with a look toward the future as we await the Second Coming of our Lord. The cover features a beautiful photograph of the Salt Lake Temple, taken at dusk during the Christmas season from the roof of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

The Seduction of Water

Author: Carol Goodman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345463500

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Iris Greenfeder, ABD (All But Dissertation), feels the “buts” are taking over her life: all but published, all but a professor, all but married. Yet the sudden impulse to write a story about her mother, Katherine Morrissey, leads to a shot at literary success. The piece recounts an eerie Irish fairy tale her mother used to tell her at bedtime—and nestled inside it is the sad story of her death. It captures the attention of her mother’s former literary agent, who is convinced that Katherine wrote one final manuscript before her strange, untimely end in a fire thirty years ago. So Iris goes back to the remote Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, the place where she grew up, to write her mother’s biography and search for the missing manuscript—and there she unravels a haunting mystery, one that holds more secrets than she ever expected. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Skeptic in the House of God

Author: James L. Kelley

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813524276

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 171

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James Kelley, a skeptic about religion, writes with insight and humor of his journey through St. Mark's, an Episcopal church that welcomes doubters without pressuring them to compromise their intellectual integrity. When Kelley first visited the church well into his forties, he was searching for a respite from urban malaise and found himself filled with disquieting questions: How could he reconcile his convictions with the central purpose of the church -- to worship a God he didn't believe in? Could he say the prayers and sing the hymns while remaining an honest skeptic? After fifteen years of full participation in a church that is open not only to skeptics but also to gay men and lesbians, blacks and Jews, where members are invited to critique Sunday sermons, and where hymns are rewritten to reflect feminist concerns, Kelley found that his agnosticism remained but his skepticism about church participation had disappeared. Modern urban life can be a sterile, isolating experience. Yet in St. Mark's Kelley discovered a place of vibrant community, honest inquiry, and support over the hard places in life. -- Compelling autobiographical account of open agnosticism in a mainline Christian church. -- Important reading for educated, urban skeptics raised in the Christian faith who no longer attend church and do not accept traditional religious doctrine. -- Explores the extent to which other churches today are open to skeptics.

The Making of a Prophet

Practical Advice for Developing Your Prophetic Voice

Author: Jennifer LeClaire

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 1441263306

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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You've heard the holy call to prophetic ministry. Now what? In this book, leading prophetic voice Jennifer LeClaire guides readers along the journey of a prophet-- from the initial call all the way through to maturity. This "making" process is anything but easy. But LeClaire offers honest, accessible counsel to help you move into your prophetic call. Her spiritual insights will help you overcome the fear of man, identify and eliminate wrong motives and, above all, pursue intimacy with God. Many prophets are called . . . but not everyone endures the "making process" to his or her prophetic destiny. God is looking for people to entrust with the secrets of His heart. Embrace the journey toward your call with this comprehensive, practical guide, and experience the awesome process of being formed into a mouthpiece for the God of the universe. "A clean read filled with good information. LeClaire covers a wide range of issues that affect prophetic ministry, tackling them biblically and with practical wisdom."--R. Loren Sandford, senior pastor, New Song Church and Ministries "Written for this hour! Whether you just have some small inkling or have ministered a long time in the prophetic, there is much wisdom to be mined like treasure from its page. Destined to be a classic for generations to come."--Cindy Jacobs, Generals International; Dallas "Whatever the sacrifice, take The Making of a Prophet into your hands and into your heart. I can assure you it will not let you go until your questions are answered."--Steve Hill, evangelist; author, Spiritual Avalanche

The Bishop's Man

A Novel

Author: Linden MacIntyre

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582436991

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Father Duncan MacAskill has spent most of his priesthood as the “Exorcist”—an enforcer employed by his bishop to discipline wayward priests and suppress potential scandal. He knows all of the devious ways that lonely priests persuade themselves that their needs trump their vows, but he’s about to be sorely tested himself. While sequestered by his bishop in a small rural parish to avoid an impending public controversy, Duncan must confront the consequences of past cover-ups and the suppression of his own human needs. Pushed to the breaking point by loneliness, tragedy, and sudden self-knowledge, Duncan discovers how hidden obsessions and guilty secrets either find their way to the light of understanding or poison any chance we have for love and spiritual peace.

My Sexuality . . . My Canoe Trip

Author: Steve Natale

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453535500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 74

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This is a story of one man's struggle with living a double life, learning through experiences and realizing what is important a relationship with the Lord, family, and friends. It is the story of an uphill struggle filled with tribulations, disillusionments, elations, and bravado. It is written honestly with wit and intelligence. Steve's intent is to break down the Christian "Divides" because of human doctrines. This book is a classic example as to why "not everybody in ministry" should be eager to become teachers (preachers). Steve struggles with the fact divorced people are welcome at church. Homosexually oriented people aren't, so welcome, repentant or not, thus this book.

Don't Wake Me at Doyles

A Memoir

Author: Maura Murphy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466861541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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"Murphy's skillful storytelling and optimistic spirit give even the grimmest moments of her difficult life story levity in this hopeful, spunky sister to Angela's Ashes."- Publishers Weekly Maura Murphy's memoir of life in Ireland and beyond resonates with the people, places, and struggles of an almost forgotten generation. Born "chronically ugly and cross as a briar" into a poor, rural homestead in 1920s Ireland, Maura faced adversity from birth. She grew up in the bogs of the Irish countryside and left school at fourteen for Dublin, working in service there until her marriage to a hardworking but hard-drinking womanizer. Poverty stricken and hoping to find a better life for her five young children, she left Ireland with her family for 1950s Birmingham, England. But life doesn't always change when places do, and Maura's fear that she'd be "waked" at Doyles bar upon her death is funny but dead serious. Her voice is feisty and fearless, and she needed to be all those things to survive an extraordinary series of privations and abuses. And now, seventy-five and having survived her childhood, recovered from cancer, and left her marriage of fifty years, Maura has finally recorded the story of her life. Don't Wake Me at Doyles is the compelling account of a life set against by bad odds and worse luck: a memoir of survival and success in the face of the limits of class, education, nationality, religion, gender, and even health. A fearlessly honest writer, Maura invites us into her world, through her destructive marriage, and the birth of her nine children, and towards a life-or-death choice that would change her forever. Told with biting wit, Don't Wake Me at Doyles is a personal story of one woman's endurance, and the remarkable memoir of an ordinary woman's extraordinary life.