2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of C. S. Lewis’s classic, Mere Christianity. Having sold over half a million copies in the UK alone, his overview of Christianity has been imitated many times, but never outdone. Mere Christianity brings together Lewis’s legendary broadcasts from the war years; talks in which he set out simply to ‘"explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times."
"Logical and hard to argue with."
>The Screwtape Letters, now in its 70th anniversary year, is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the power of the devil. This profound and striking narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal Civil Service, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his first mission on Earth trying to secure the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian. Although the young man initially looks to be a willing victim, he changes his ways and is ‘lost’ to the young devil.
There has never been a more desperate need for us to discover who we are and why we are daughters without rival, loved by a god without rival, entrusted with a promise without rival, to complete an assignment without rival, that is destined for an eternity without rival.
"I got lost half way, but loved the initial themes."
In The Day the Revolution Began, N. T. Wright once again challenges commonly held Christian beliefs, as he did in Surprised by Hope. Demonstrating the rigorous intellect and breathtaking knowledge that have long defined his work, Wright argues that Jesus' death on the cross was not only to absolve us of our sins, it was actually the beginning of a revolution commissioning the Christian faithful to a new vocation - a royal priesthood responsible for restoring and reconciling all of God's creation.
Translated into over 50 languages, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it is a guide to a spiritual journey that has transformed millions of lives. Once you take this journey, you’ll never be the same again.
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An intelligent, intellectually rigorous examination of why the Christian faith still makes sense in an age of scepticism. As the pastor of an inner-city church in New York City, Timothy Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced doubts sceptics bring to his church as well as the most important reasons for faith. In The Reason for God, he addresses each doubt and explains each reason.
"brilliant much more than expected"
Anyone can see it: We're captivated by the idea of eternity. No generation or culture can resist its draw. And some part of you already knows this, doesn't it? It's the reason you're thinking about buying this book. God created us with eternity in our hearts because this life is merely a glimpse of what's to come. But what do we know about eternity? Is there more to it than pitchforks and harps? And if so, is any of it relevant to the life we're living now?
"A wake up call"
Wishes Fulfilled is designed to take you on a voyage of discovery, wherein you can begin to tap into the amazing manifesting powers that you possess within you and create a life in which all that you imagine for yourself becomes a present fact. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores, for the first time, the region of your highest self and definitively shows you how you can truly change your concept of yourself, embark upon a God-realized way of living, and fulfill the spiritual truth that with God all things are possible - and “all things” mean that nothing is left out.
"The answers are in front of us"
Escape the enemy's deadly trap! The Bait of Satan exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God - offense. Most people who are ensnared by the bait of Satan don’t even realize it. Don’t be fooled! You will encounter offense, and it’s up to you how it will affect your relationship with God. Your response will determine your future. If offense is handled correctly, you will become stronger rather than bitter. John Bevere shows you how to stay free from offense and escape the victim mentality.
Every emotion of our hearts is reflected in the Psalms with words that express our deepest and strongest feelings. Sighing is turned to singing and trouble into triumph. The Psalms provide comfort and joy, leading us to the place where worship flows. When discouraged or downcast, we can take new strength from reading them.
The enemy wants us to feel rejected, left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ's powerful love. In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection - from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.
"Great message but speaker is waaay too fast"
Shame can take on many forms. It hides in the shadows of the most successful, confident, and high-achieving woman who struggles with balancing her work and children as well as in the heart of the broken, abused, and downtrodden woman who has been told that she will never amount to anything. Shame hides in plain sight and can hold us back in ways we do not realize. But Christine Caine wants listeners to know something: We can all be free.
You have an enemy...and he's dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What's more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn't general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It's specific. Personalized. Targeted. So this audiobook is your chance to strike back. With prayer. With a weapon that really works.
"**The weapon of choice for any battle**"
One of the most influential philosophers and theologians in the history of Western thought, St Thomas Aquinas established the foundations for much of modern philosophy of religion, and is famous for his arguments for the existence of God. In this cogent and multifaceted introduction to the great saint's work, Edward Feser argues that you cannot fully understand Aquinas' philosophy without his theology, and vice-versa. He covers Aquinas' thoughts on the soul, natural law, metaphysics, and more.
In a world of fear, disease, crisis, torment, uncertainty, and hopelessness, what you believe about God's goodness reveals how you will respond to the trials and circumstances of everyday life. Your view of God impacts everything!
David Limbaugh, the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus on Trial and The Emmaus Code, now approaches the question of Jesus Christ's divinity - In what sense was Jesus God? How do we know? - with the same precise, methodical form of enquiry he has employed in his career as lawyer and law professor.
Pastor and cofounder of the Bethel School of Ministry Kris Vallotton walks Christians through the profound process of discovering their true identity and experiencing the wonder of their kingdom purposes.
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When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, "I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me."
Have we been taught to discount the veracity and deeper meaning of our emotional resonance with the world around us? In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis looks at the curriculum of the English "prep school" and begins to wonder if this subliminal teaching has indeed produced a generation who discount such a nature.
"Mr Vance narrated clearly, distinctly."
As one of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the 20th century, Francis Schaeffer long pondered the fate of declining Western culture. In this brilliant book, he analyzed the reasons for modern society's state of affairs and presented the only viable alternative: living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God's revelation, and total affirmation of the Bible's morals, values, and meaning.
"A profound overview of philosophical thought."
In the winter of 1945, in Upper Egypt, an Arab peasant discovered a large vessel. Inside were scrolls containing a hitherto unseen book. One of these books was the Gospel of Thomas. Here before you is the translation of that book. This is the contemporary translation of the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas with Greek and Coptic verses. Included are Bible parallels and commentary placed within the flow of the text to explain and expand these amazing verses.
Life was just beginning for Katie. Like most 17 year old girls, she thought that she had everything figured out. But that was before her mother died; before she had to live with the plain folk, the Amish. She blamed her father. If he had only done more, he could have saved her. How could Katie ever forgive him? Did he even deserve it? Katie thought that her life was coming undone, but when she meets the Amish, she finds out that there is a purpose behind everything; God always has a plan.
The Bible is constantly condemned as outdated, legalistic, and irrelevant, yet it's widely owned and cherished worldwide. Despite ownership it often lies unread and scarcely believed, even by Christians. The reason - it's not accepted as the infallible word of God, but worse many reject it as fictitious and immaterial. This book directly addresses the truth and relevance of the Bible.
Action Points & Prayer Points for Christian Leaders is a compendium made for Christian leaders who intend to remain champions with Christ. Containing concise action points and sharp edged prayer points from the consecrated man of God on what it takes to have inspired leadership, this is the book to move you to your next level of excellence.
If ye have faith and doubt not...all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Why are many Christians often defeated? Because they pray so little. Why do most Christians see so few brought out of darkness to light by their ministry? Because they pray so little. Why are our churches simply not on fire for God? Because there is so little real prayer. We may be assured of this: The secret of all failure is our failure in secret prayer. The Lord Jesus is as powerful today as ever before.
This book will make an outlandish promise: the wealth of God, regarding wisdom and the grace to increase in any skill, ability, or knowledge needed to do any God-ordained task is available to anyone who has the faith to receive it. This book is a mix of biblical examples and my examples. I'm hoping that these examples inspire everyone who reads them to believe God for an increase in their skills, abilities and knowledge to do whatever it is they are called to do.
Before and after you say "I do" is a resource book written with you in mind, for people going into the oldest institution in history that you do not get trained before you enter into it and receive a certificate the same day. The purpose of the book is to make sure you avoid pitfalls in marriage and ensure that you have a good chance of making a success of your marriage. The goal is to help couples know what to look for and how to prepare for a lifelong relationship with their spouse.
After Laura Everett's car died on the highway one rainy night, she started riding her bicycle to work - and began an unlikely conversion to full-time bicycle commuter. In Holy Spokes, Everett tells how she became a dedicated cyclist and uses her story to develop a distinctly urban spirituality.
A whisper of a threat looms over widow Deidre Morris. She and her young son have unwittingly become prisoners of her intimidating father-in-law's power. One wrong step could find her son torn from her and in the hands of the influential judge. But when Deidre collides with an intriguing stranger, the prospect of a new friendship gives her renewed hope...until a devastating murder rocks the quiet community of Echo Falls and Deidre learns first impressions can't be trusted.
David Green believes that generosity and building a legacy based on giving can lead to getting back what you really want: a family that stays together, prays together, and shares life joyfully. Green tells the story of caring for the small things and starting Hobby Lobby in their garage.
This book is dedicated to every Christian who has ever found it difficult to pray in times of stress and trouble. In it, you will find a collection of prayers suitable for Christians of all denominations. Please use these words as your own prayers. Use them also in inspiration; let them help you find the words to pray in challenging times - and find the words to cry out to God. With powerful and uplifting language, this book helps you open a channel to God, build a relationship with him, and be transformed by the power of prayer.
What is God's prescription for the epidemic of failed marriages? Marriage Rx is not a new list of actions and behaviors to help husbands and wives get along better. It is a description of the character and identity of God reflected through married Christians living as examples of his nature. Marriage Rx is about your marriage - all of our marriages - but more than that, it is about his marriage: Christ and his church.
Most going abroad to serve are not thinking about the process of transition, and yet if you do, it can make the difference between a smooth entry and re-entry, or a decidedly bumpy landing. Veteran of serving abroad Amy Young is the perfect companion to guide you through the much-neglected process of transitions. Practical in nature, Looming Transitions places a strong emphasis on: keeping your soul fertile as you stay grounded in Christ; looking for the lighter moments; learning about yourself; and much more!
This eminently practical book by two leading experts on poverty alleviation offers a clear plan to help Christ-followers translate their compassion into thoughtful action. Authors Peter Greer and Phil Smith draw on their personal experiences to discuss proven solutions for effectively alleviating poverty. Created to Flourish examines the pitfalls of traditional approaches and outlines a new model of economic development aimed at breaking the cycle of dependency.
As I wrote this third addition to the series Beware of the End Times, the American election season for 2016 has been transpiring. Neither the Democrat or Republican candidates are campaigning on the basis of restoring the moral compass to society, but despite this, many do not recognize how broken the world has become. Some want to say, "We have righteous leaders campaigning," but meanwhile many undeniable inconsistencies exist with them all.
Metaphysical bible students recognize in the Gospel of John a certain spiritual quality that is not found in the other Gospels. Although this is not true of all Bible readers, it may be said that those who look for the mystical find it in the language of this book. The book is distinctive in this respect and is so successful in setting forth metaphysical truths that little interpretation is necessary. Only in a few instances does the original writing conceal the deep truths that the student seeks to discern.
Between 1947 and 1956, approximately 15 copies of the "Book of Jubilees" were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. This is second only to a number of Psalms, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Exodus, and Genesis, and far greater than any other extra-biblical text found there, including "The Book of Enoch."
Also called the "The Little Genesis," "Book of Divisions," and the "Apocalypse of Moses," the "Book of Jubilees" is an apocryphal work (not accepted as Scripture)
This study guide traces the footsteps of Moses and the children of Israel through the Sinai Desert, and shares fresh insights for those seeking to deepen their own walk with Christ. This study guide will lead you to see what Moses saw, and stop where he stopped, as Jamie teaches 13 individual lessons on spiritual maturity learned along the way.
When the Man Child of Revelation 12 rules, he will need a declaration of human rights. This work of mine is the most comprehensive declaration of human rights that I've found. The UN's declaration is only eight pages. My declaration explains how every nation of the world can follow human rights. This is the initial seed from which I will produce my Building of the Kingdom of God series.
When you are discussing Blake you are discussing one of the greatest spiritual giants of all time. You might just as well discuss St. Paul, for they had the identical visions, the vision of reality. Tonight we can cover only a portion of his gift to the world. In his "Auguries of Innocence" he says: "To see a World in a Grain of Sand/ And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, /Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand /And Eternity in an hour." What is the sequence?