On account of the superficial points of agreement between Islam and Christianity, many don't see how tremendously deep the divides between them really are, and fewer still have considered the evidence for each faith. How is jihad different from the Crusades? Can we know the life of Jesus as well as the life of Muhammad? What reason is there to believe in one faith over the other, and what difference can the Gospel really make?
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."
"for those serious about truth"
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.
Can't anyone teach me how to pray?"" Millions of people today are asking the same question. There is a sense of the necessity of prayer - we have to pray. But how?' Prayer is central to Christian faith; indeed, as Timothy Keller notes in his introduction, it is the main way we experience deep change. Yet so many people struggle with prayer - a struggle that the author himself has shared. This wise and inspiring book is the fruit of those struggles, offering a real and glorious vision of what it can mean to seek God in prayer.
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.
In this dynamic new audiobook, New York pastor and best-selling author Tim Keller explores the biblical understanding of hope. A profound grasp of what we are hopeful for, he argues, can reenergise and transform us personally; can help us face death; can influence our community practices with regard to sex, money and power; and can even be applied globally to renew our culture.
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.
In this practical and liberating audiobook, Jessica Turner empowers women to take back pockets of time they already have in their day in order to practice self-care and do the things they love. Turner uses her own experiences and those of women across the country to teach listeners how to balance their many responsibilities while still taking time to invest in themselves.
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"
>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.
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.
In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps listeners recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices.
Imagine a letter coming straight from heaven. What would God say? Would we be able to fully understand his message, or would some of it puzzle us? The Apostle Paul writes this compilation of letters to the First-Century churches he established. He wanted them to know the heart of God and hear his message of truth and love. Some of the most beautiful truths of the Bible are found in the letters from Paul.
Science is beginning to understand that our thinking has a deep and complicated relationship with our eating. Our thoughts before, during, and after eating profoundly impact our food choices, our digestive health, our brain health, and more. Yet most of us give very little thought to our food beyond taste and basic nutritional content.
"Book about religion"
For married couples and those engaged to be married, Sheet Music is a practical guide to sex according to God's plan. In his characteristic style, Kevin Leman addresses a wide spectrum of people, from those with no sexual experiences to those with past sexual problems or even abuse. Using frank descriptions, this audiobook has a warm and friendly tone that will help couples overcome awkwardness in discussing an issue important to all married couples.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Reason for God. In previous books respected New York pastor and best-selling author Timothy Keller has looked at such diverse and topical subjects as the existence of God, our need to do justice, the meaning of Jesus' life, and the human temptation to make idols - all through the twin lenses of a biblical framework and an engagement with contemporary culture.
The best leaders not only lead well but also reflect on their leadership long enough and thoughtfully enough to articulate what philosophies cause them to do so. Whether serving in the marketplace or in ministry, as executives or rank-and-file employees, as salaried staff or volunteer servants, they can pinpoint the rationale for their actions and decisions with the ease of reciting their home address.
If it's good, it must be God. Right? These days the terms good and God seem synonymous. We believe that what's generally accepted as good must be in line with God's will. Generosity, humility, justice - good. Selfishness, arrogance, cruelty - evil. The distinction seems pretty straightforward. But is that all there is to it? This audiobook will do more than ask you to change your behavior. It will empower you to engage with God on a level that will change every aspect of your life.
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.
A wife has one driving need: to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need: to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn't met, things get crazy. Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily, and biblically.
Revive your leadership. Grow healthy teams. See great results. Healthy teams begin with healthy leaders, and at the heart of this dynamic is emotional maturity - the quality the greatest leaders possess. Combining solid theology, cutting-edge brain science, and decades of counseling and consulting experience, Rare Leadership shows you how to take your leadership and team to the next level.
Renew your imagination for what family life can be. Many of us feel overwhelmed about the prospect of raising children in our high-performance, rapid-pace culture. Reflecting on difficulties from our own families of origin can increase our doubt and insecurity about being a good parent. Positive examples of family life can seem few and far between. Mark and Lisa Scandrette understand these challenges, and in Belonging and Becoming they cast a compelling vision of what the family can be.
Making Disciples is a rationale for making disciples of Jesus Christ and a practical guide to meet with others one-on-one to make them mature disciples of Jesus Christ.
From Mel White, author of Stranger at the Gate: To be Gay and Christian in America: "In Two Pews from Crazy, the author takes us on a painful but always hopeful spiritual journey. Cyd has a great sense of humor. Her story is honest, frank, easy to follow, and never dull. And though her journey is sometimes painful, it is also a celebration of god's presence and power in the life of a lesbian Christian pastor who never stops believing that god loves her and is with her every step of the way. "
God's gift of life is too short to be exhausted on thousands of everyday anxieties and fears. Sadly, the average person will get to the end of their life and realize that more than half of it was spent struggling with these kinds of problems. Because they didn't know what to do, many of these people never found any satisfaction in life. You can and will become bigger than those struggles by enhancing the positive energy that god already has flowing within you.
How can it be? When we're naked and ashamed and alone in our brokenness, Christ envelops us with his intimate grace. When we're rejected and abandoned and shattered beyond wanting, Jesus cups our faces: "Come close, my beloved." When we're dirty and tear-stained and despairing, Jesus Christ proposes undying dying love: "All that you painfully are and are carrying - I'll take. All that I perfectly am and have is yours. Just take me."
Christian theology teaches the doctrine of prevenient grace, which briefly stated means that before a man can seek god, god must first have sought the man. Before a sinful man can think a right thought of god, there must have been a work of enlightenment done within him; imperfect it may be, but a true work nonetheless, and the secret cause of all desiring and seeking and praying which may follow.
Imagine if you could hear God speak. Imagine if you could sit down and speak to God about a wide range of subjects that are helpful to the Christian faith and have him respond to you. Matthew Robert Payne did exactly that over the course of a month. He sat down with the subjects covered in his previous book, Jesus Speaking Today, and asked God to open up about them. What follows is a number of intimate conversations with God.
Crimes against churches and ministers are rising at an alarming rate. Almost on a weekly basis, we hear about a shooting or act of violence in or on a church property. From burglary, to domestic violence to shootings, churches are getting a wake-up call that they are no longer the safe and sacred places they once were. As our culture becomes more secular, churches will be targeted even more.
Is marriage the ultimate human relationship? Since the dawn of mankind, marriage was understood to be the only relationship that expressed the most intimate union possible - the mystery of two people becoming one. With the advent of Jesus, however, an entirely new and revolutionary paradigm for relationships came into view.
Complex imagery. Bewildering prophecy. Vivid descriptions of unparalleled violence. The wrath of God. Judgment Day. And yet the book of Revelation is so much more! It is an epic love story wrapped around a desperate adventure, culminating in a daring rescue and the promise of the bride and the Prince of Peace living happily ever after.
This book contains writings that were inspired by God. In the quiet times of prayer, the Lord shared with me wisdom and revelation that all came together to form this wonderful piece of literature. The contents within align with Holy Scripture and only exists to draw us all into deeper fellowship with God through Jesus Christ. May this book edify and grow you for his glory.
If you want to learn the basics of being a pastor's wife then listen to this guide, which is written by a person who has real-life experience being a pastor's wife for many years. In this step-by-step guide, you will learn how to prepare to be a pastor's wife, what to know before getting married, how to protect your marriage and children, how to deal with others' expectations, and more!
Do you want to know how Christianity became the largest religion in the world? Hear about the 50 most important events in Christian history, from the Old Testament to modern times. This book will give you a comprehensive overview of the history of Christianity. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of this nation forever. This book is the perfect resource for students and anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge in history.
So you say that you're a Christian. But what happens when things don't go according to plan? What happens when you pray and don't get the answer you want? Is your faith strong enough to pull you through, or will you falter, questioning your beliefs and the God you claim to trust?It is estimated that 90 percent of Christians backslide, giving into their sinful nature and allowing the devil to regain control.
You can't control Jesus! Today's society has become so complex. It's no wonder we can't focus on doing his will and not ours. Christianity has been manipulated to the point where it seems confusing and hypocritical! Our dysfunctional families add to our fears and insecurities. Jesus knows this! He wants us to have "Heaven on earth". He wants us to have peace and contentment. That's his will for us!
No one can doubt that Jesus was the wisest man who ever lived. Anyone who could transform other people's lives as he did must have possessed the secret of the ages. Jesus possessed a secret so profound, so powerful, and so awe-inspiring that he became the greatest figure in human history. Jesus had knowledge of a power so great that it commanded the wind and the waves. And you and I wish to discover this secret and to make use of this power.
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?
The Merriam-Webster definition of a seed is "a small object produced by a plant, from which a new plant can grow." So stop looking at the events and problems of the world saying, "Yup, it's so bad Jesus is coming soon here are the signs". Instead, you walk in power and change the situations. It is all in the power of your voice to change the future. The word of god is seed in your mouth. It is the gateway to heaven and all that is in it! Your words are supernatural seeds that manifest change in the natural world.
A hologram in a video game, Hubert is accidentally transported to heaven where he must stay until he finds his purpose. As an aspiring angel, he must perform many heavenly tasks, which he attempts to automate with his personal computer - to disastrously delightful results. Only when he learns to be still - and let god do his work - does Hubert restore heaven to perfect order, and this hi-tech angel finally gets his wings.