In this grab bag we have 5 Christian Apologetics e-books from Crossway. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each book cover.
We don’t even know all their names. Some are referred to only by their nationality. Some are known only by the place where they lived. Some would become queens, while others would live on the fringes of society. One would give birth to a nation, and one would give birth to the Messiah. Their culture often overlooked or discounted the contributions of women, yet the writers of Scripture found these women and the role they played remarkable to the telling of God’s story.
As we study the lives of the women in the Bible, we find important truths that God wants us to grasp. They lived in a different world than our own, but we find ourselves facing the same issues they faced. Yet even more, these women show us there is a God who sees us where we are and loves us for who we are. He is the one who hovers over all the pages of the Bible, shaping lives, rescuing hearts, healing sicknesses, raising what was dead to life, and assigning high callings to those who choose to follow him and have faith in him.
In this 10-session workbook, Max Lucado tells some of his favorite accounts of these ten women—Sarah, Abigail, Esther, the Samaritan Woman, Mary Magdalene, and others—and describes what set them all apart. (more…)
Seven Steps to a New Husband!
You married a good man. He loves you. He’s committed to you. He treats you well. You fully and sincerely appreciate who he is and what he does for you and for the family. The problem is, he does not meet some of your most important, God-given needs. Eighty-five percent of all husbands are intimacy-challenged. Your conversations are brief, safe, and superficial. He does not reveal what he’s really thinking and feeling inside. He believes your marriage is great. He’s perfectly happy…and the intimate, romantic, emotional part of you is dying a slow death. Working together, the two of you can create an intimate marriage. In Married…but Lonely Dr. David Clarke will show you seven steps that you as the wife can implement with or without your husband’s cooperation and begin to experience the kind of marriage you’ve always wanted.
Current estimates suggest that forty to fifty percent of marriages will end in separation. Couples are struggling to maintain intimacy amidst hectic careers, raising children, and lack of knowledge on how to improve their marriage. Every couple wants to live happily ever after, but wives and husbands often repeat common mistakes and end up with intimacy-challenged marriages. It won’t be too long before their “okay” marriage is a “bad” marriage, and divorce is a serious option.
Happily ever after is not a fairy tale.
But there is hope! Dr. David E. Clarke, says couples can rejuvenate their marriages and discover the deep bond God wants them to enjoy. He shows them how they created an okay but boring marriage, and how they can fix intimacy-killing mistakes. As couples read this book and improve their marriage, they will begin to enjoy the journey to happily ever after.
Though over a hundred years old this work noting the dangers which snare young men is as applicable now as it was when J. C. Ryle wrote it in the 19th century. This would be a great book to read together with your son as they begin to enter into manhood as a teenager.
Discover your identity as a carrier of God’s presence, glory and power!
Do you sometimes wonder how God can consider you a friend in light of your failures and defeats? Does your own insufficiency cause you to wonder whether the Holy Spirit truly dwells within you? Do you wonder why your own faith experience is so different from that of the heroes in the Bible?
Scripture makes it clear that communion with the Holy Spirit is the key to living the kind of empowered and authentic Christian life we see modeled in Scripture. The Holy Spirit works within us to form hearts that truly worship, minds that understand of the depths of God’s Word, and hands that accomplish the miraculous. This book will acquaint you with the mysterious third Person of the Trinity, helping you to draw closer to Him so that you may become a carrier of God’s Spirit—a chosen friend of God.
This book provides answers to some popular questions about the Holy Spirit…
What is the Holy Spirit’s purpose and nature?
What is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit and why is it an unpardonable sin?
What does the Bible really teach about spiritual gifts?
What does it mean to be friends with God?
If you desire to know God in a deeper and more intimate way, if you want your soul to be set ablaze with a passionate love for Him, if you want to walk in the fullness of all that He has created you for, then this book is for you!
Draw close to His glory.
The Risk Factor: Crossing the Chicken Line Into Your Supernatural Destiny was written by a father-son team who discuss the dynamics and importance of risk as a Kingdom lifestyle of faith that rockets believers into the supernatural—and into fulfilling their unique God-given destinies.
Through many down-to-earth and inspiring true stories, the Dedmons raise the standard for what is attainable for all believers—including healing. You are challenged to embrace and celebrate risk and encouraged to take steps to cross your own “chicken line” to see what God will do through you as a world changer and history maker.
What is risk?
R – Radical. There is nothing safe about taking a risk.
I – Individual. No one can take risk for you.
S – Sensible. Risk is a key core value of the Kingdom.
K – Kinetic. We cannot just talk about risk—we must take action!
Filled with practical tools as well as theological foundations for living a lifestyle of risk, you will be inspired and motivated to step into new levels of risk—propelling you into supernatural living of joy and success.
Publisher: Lexham Press
Price: $2.99 (Feb 25-26)
If God asked you to live faithfully in the midst of upheaval, even if the cost was high, how would you respond? What if he made extraordinary and difficult demands? The prophet Habakkuk struggled with these very questions as he tried to follow God step-by-step during a time of unrest.
“Living by faith” sounds great on the surface, but when we face hardship and opposition, it’s easy to seek security and stability instead of God’s will. In Faith Amid the Ruins, Heath Thomas walks us through the book of Habakkuk, revealing the heart of this story about living by faith in light of God’s own faithfulness toward us.
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Price: $2.99 (Feb 25-26)
To see the glory of Christ is one of the greatest privileges that a Christian can enjoy. Anyone who does not see his glory in this world, will not see his glory in heaven, and no one should look for anything in heaven that he has not experienced in this life. Just as looking directly into the sun darkens our vision, so Christ’s heavenly splendour is too brilliant for our mind’s eye, but in seeing it by faith, we are prepared for heaven. In his immense essence, the infinite God is invisible to our finite human eyes, and will remain so for eternity. Only “in the face of Jesus Christ” can we see God and be filled with peace and rest.
Read this book, and may God by his Word and Spirit give you such a sense of his uncreated glory, blazing forth in Christ, that you will be satisfied and filled with joy.
This is the original text with a new layout and is fully subtitled which makes it more accessible to a new generation of readers.
About John Owen
John Owen (1616-1683) is amongst the best known of the Puritans. His writings continue to be widely read and greatly appreciated to this day.