Wholly Jesus: His surprising approach to wholeness and why it matters today

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ampelon Publishing

ISBN: 0979810442

Category: Christian life

Page: N.A

View: 4126


In compelling fashion, Wholly Jesus clarifies the foundational (and frequently misinterpreted) meaning of Jesus' offer of salvation and heaven: that to follow Him is to find wholeness in body, mind and spirit. The clarification has huge implications for the effectiveness of today's Christian church and subsequently for the redemption of lives and cultures.

Give Your Kids the Keys

Navigating Your Child to a Personal and Sustainable Faith

Author: Adam Stadtmiller,Karie Stadtmiller

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441225803

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 9711


Christian parents would love to connect their kids' lives with God, but most do not have the tools they need to make God a moment-by-moment reality in their family. In Give Your Kids the Keys, parents will find all they need to integrate God's presence into every aspect of their family's life! They will better understand the stages of their children's spiritual development and be inspired by a holistic vision of their kids' potential to connect deeply with God at any age. And once they grasp the big picture of their family's life with God, moms and dads will discover practical ideas for fun, meaningful activities that will allow each family member to experience God's amazing presence.

New Way to Be Human

A Provocative Look at What It Means to Follow Jesus

Author: Charlie Peacock

Publisher: Shaw

ISBN: 9780877880714

Category: Christian life.

Page: 237

View: 6888


God calls his people to faithfully follow Jesus in a new way--to study him, walk with him, and let him live through them. In this engaging book, award-winning recording artist and producer Peacock-Ashworth invites readers to discover the new way and to start living it.

Never Say No

Raising Big-Picture Kids

Author: Mark Foreman,Jan Foreman

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434708977

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 5131


The question Mark and Jan Foreman are most often asked is: How did you raise your kids? Never Say No takes you on a personal journey to learn first-hand how they raised Jon and Tim of Switchfoot. They share practical advice for instilling wonder in a media-saturated culture, cultivating specific gifts, and balancing structure with individual choice. Our purpose as parents is the same as our child’s: to live creatively beyond ourselves, bringing the love, beauty and nature of God to this world. Let the adventure begin.

Abba's Child

The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Author: Brennan Manning

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1631463969

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 8920


Is an impostor robbing you of God’s love? We’ve bought into the lie that we are worthy of God’s love only when our lives are going well. If our families are happy or our jobs are meaningful, life is a success. But when life begins to fall through the cracks and embarrassing sins threaten to reveal our less-than-perfect identity, we scramble to keep up a good front to present to the world—and to God. We hide until we can rearrange the mask of perfection. Sadly, it is then that we wonder why we lack intimate relationships and a passionate faith. All this time God is calling us to take the mask off and come openly to Him. He longs for us to know in the depth of our beings that He loves us and accepts us as we are. When we are our true selves, we can finally claim our identity as God’s child—Abba’s child—and experience His pure pleasure in who we are. Brennan Manning encourages us to let go of the impostor lifestyle and freely accept our belovedness as a child of the heavenly Father. In Him there is life.

Grandpa Jack's Tattoo Tales

Author: Mark Foreman

Publisher: Tor/Forge

ISBN: 9780374327682

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 2858


Chloe loves to spend time at her grandparents' restaurant, where she gets to hear Grandpa Jack's stories about the many tattoos that commemorate events in his life at sea.


The Body of Christ in an Age of Disengagement

Author: Michael Frost

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083088405X

Category: Religion

Page: 239

View: 6861


12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year Recommendation (Missional Church) 2014 Best Book of Missional Theology, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore The story of Christianity is a story of incarnation—God taking on flesh and dwelling among the people he created. God appointing and sending people as his body, his hands and feet. Disciples of Jesus bearing the good news even as they bear the marks of his passion. Whatever Christianity is, it is at least a matter of flesh and blood and the ends of the earth. And yet so much of contemporary Christian culture is rooted not in incarnation but in escape—escape from the earth to heaven, escape from the suffering of this world, escape even from one another. Christianity is increasingly understood as something personal, conceptual, interior, private, neighborless. If Jesus was God incarnate, the church is in danger of being excarnate. Michael Frost expertly and prophetically exposes the gap between the faith we profess and the faith we practice. And he offers new hope for how the church can fulfill its vocation: to be the hands and feet of Christ to one another and to our neighbors, to the ends of the earth and to the end of the age.

Steps to Christ

Author: Ellen G. White

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8363625299

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 9566


Few books attain a distribution reckoned in millions or exert so great an influence in the uplifting of humanity as has Steps to Christ.

One Cosmos under God: The Unification of Matter, Life, Mind and Spirit

Author: Robert Godwin

Publisher: Paragon House

ISBN: 9781557788368

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 4350


One Cosmos under God is an extraordinary book that takes the reader on an intellectual and spiritual journey through the whole of creation. It dares to venture where language cannot go, into the "mind of God" prior to the creation, through to the "mind of the saint" who transcends the culturally conditioned ego, escapes history, and merges with the divine mind. This book is intended to be both serious and entertaining, like an intellectual amusement park ride through the whole of creation. It operates under the premise that if God exists, He has a very sophisticated sense of humor, and the book makes many important points in an ironic or punning way, including in the opening "creation story" and the closing "Cosmobliteration" of language into mystical oneness.

The Passionate Jesus

What We Can Learn from Jesus about Love, Fear, Grief, Joy and Living Authentically

Author: Peter M. Wallace,Peter Wallace

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594733937

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 746


A fresh and moving portrait of Jesus as a model for how to live more authentic, honest and meaningful lives by fully experiencing our emotions in the love of God. Many depictions of Jesus show him as a character who coolly and calmly floats above the grit and grime of human existence. He doesn¿t hurt, he doesn¿t fear, he doesn¿t laugh, and most tragically, he doesn¿t love very passionately. He seems not to feel at all. But a closer look at the Bible reveals something surprisingly different. In this eye-opening spiritual study, Peter Wallace examines Jesus¿s actions rather than just his teachings to uncover a passionate figure who was involved, present, connected, honest and direct with others. He was one who was ¿deeply moved,¿ as the writer of John¿s gospel put it¿one who knew and embodied the emotions he felt and expressed them in honest, clear and life-giving ways. Through Wallace¿s deeply personal insights and compelling stories and examples, you will be encouraged to model this passionate Jesus by building personal authenticity in every area of your own life, particularly in your self-acceptance and self-expression, your relationships with others and, above all, your relationship with God.

Man and His Symbols

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307800555

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 2522


Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His Symbols “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”—Guardian “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”—Galveston News-Tribune “A magnificent achievement.”—Main Currents “Factual and revealing.”—Atlanta Times

Be the Change

Your Guide to Freeing Slaves and Changing the World

Author: Zach Hunter

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 0310569133

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 7146


Most people think the average teenager isn’t capable of much beyond hanging with their friends and wasting time. But Zach Hunter isn’t your average teenager. And he’s hoping to show you that you’re not either. Zach has been trying to end slavery around the globe. Most people (maybe even you) think that slavery has been over for a long time. But sadly, there are more people bound in slavery now than at any of the times we read about in our history books. Now Zach is working to end slavery and free the men, women, and children who are being held against their will. He’s even found some friends in the fight, including Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Leeland Mooring of Leeland. Just look around the world and on the news and you’ll find that there are plenty of things wrong with our planet—homelessness, hunger, global warming, AIDS...the list goes on and on. And we usually look at these problems and decide they’re too big for us to do anything about. But Zach is proving that one person can make a difference. And in his book, he’ll reveal the elements needed to make amazing changes in your world. In the end, he hopes you’ll find the thing you’re passionate about—and start making changes!

The Future of God

A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307884996

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 2506


From the New York Times Bestselling Author. Can God be revived in a skeptical age? What would it take to give people a spiritual life more powerful than anything in the past? Deepak Chopra tackles these issues with eloquence and insight in this book. He proposes that God lies at the source of human awareness. Therefore, any person can find the God within that transforms everyday life. God is in trouble. The rise of the militant atheist movement spearheaded by Richard Dawkins signifies, to many, that the deity is an outmoded myth in the modern world. Deepak Chopra passionately disagrees, seeing the present moment as the perfect time for making spirituality what it really should be: reliable knowledge about higher reality. Outlining a path to God that turns unbelief into the first step of awakening, Deepak shows us that a crisis of faith is like the fire we must pass through on the way to power, truth, and love. “Faith must be saved for everyone’s sake,” he writes. “From faith springs a passion for the eternal, which is even stronger than love. Many of us have lost that passion or have never known it.” In any age, faith is a cry from the heart. God is the higher consciousness that responds to the cry. “By itself, faith can’t deliver God, but it does something more timely: It makes God possible.” For three decades, Deepak Chopra has inspired millions with his profound writing and teaching. With The Future of God, he invites us on a journey of the spirit, providing a practical path to understanding God and our own place in the universe. Now, is a moment of reinvigoration, he argues. Now is moment of renewal. Now is the future.

Jesus - God and Man

Author: N.A

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664244682

Category: Religion

Page: 428

View: 9231


One of the most influential twentieth-century studies on the doctrine of Christ, this highly acclaimed work demonstrates Pannenberg's belief that at the heart of every Christian theology lies its teaching about Jesus Christ. The second edition, available for the first time in paperback, contains an Afterword in which the author reviews other theologians' responses to his thesis and methodology and shows the progression of his own interpretation.

The Reason for God

Belief in an Age of Skepticism

Author: Timothy Keller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101217658

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 1379


A New York Times bestseller people can believe in—by "a pioneer of the new urban Christians" (Christianity Today) and the "C.S. Lewis for the 21st century" (Newsweek). Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand their ground against the backlash to religion created by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics, he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.

A Peculiar Glory

How the Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Complete Truthfulness

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433552663

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 6660


God has provided a way for all people, not just scholars, to know that the Bible is the Word of God. John Piper has devoted his life to showing us that the glory of God is the object of the soul’s happiness. Now, his burden in this book is to demonstrate that this same glory is the ground of the mind’s certainty. God’s peculiar glory shines through his Word. The Spirit of God enlightens the eyes of our hearts. And in one self-authenticating sight, our minds are sure and our hearts are satisfied. Justified certainty and solid joy meet in the peculiar glory of God.

Jesus and the Pleasures

Author: John Christian Wilson

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub

ISBN: 9780806634647

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 2308


Jesus and the Pleasures explores Jesus and his attitude toward the pleasures of human life. Wilson contends that Jesus, fully human, accepted the pleasures of life, and that denying them runs counter to God's desire that we live abundantly. The pleasures-the natural world, healthy human relationships, food, drink, good health, music, and the greatest pleasure, love-provide the framework for joy and fulfillment, for living what we call the good life. Jesus and the Pleasures presents Jesus as the guide to living within that framework.

Healthy and Free

A Journey to Wellness for Your Body, Soul, and Spirit

Author: Beni Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780768407914


Page: 192

View: 699


Begin Your Journey to Spirit-Soul-Body Health Today... Beni Johnson received a life-changing revelation about how anyone can start walking in holistic health--including you! Jesus died for your spirit, soul, and body. This means you can experience His resurrection life in all three areas! Christians should be the healthiest people on Earth because they understand God has made their bodies His temple. Unfortunately, many people focus on one area of health while neglecting another. This can lead to spiritual disconnection, bad eating habits, depression, poor rest, and lack of exercise. In Healthy and Free, Beni shows you how to: Find your why: Learn the motivating secret to pursuing a healthy lifestyle as your new normal. Unlock the connection: Discover the many ways your spirit, soul and body are interconnected and how health in one areas directly effects another. Start simple: Receive practical and easy-to-implement steps to begin walking in health right now. The Great Physician desires you to walk in Heaven's health. Get aligned with God's divine design today and experience freedom--body, soul and spirit!

Bible Babel

Making Sense of the Most Talked About Book of All Time

Author: Kristin Swenson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061728292

Category: Religion

Page: 343

View: 1030


Based on the most recent scholarship, an introduction to the Bible--what it is, where it comes from, and what is in it--answers common questions and identifies and explains cultural references.