Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (Mar 24-25)
God is everywhere and always with us. So why don’t we experience his presence more?
Life is full of distractions, and our 24/7 news cycles and social media drown out the voice of God. It can be hard to discern God’s presence in the midst of the hubbub. But experiencing God is not just for the super-spiritual or ultra-mature. Every Christian can learn to cultivate a greater awareness of God in the everyday.
Ken Boa offers a contemporary guide to practicing the presence of God. He offers biblical foundations and historical examples of how we can walk with God and abide in his presence. We need to rethink how we use our time and technology to make room for God, to train ourselves with new habits that deepen our awareness of God. This handbook offers not just one magical technique, but dozens of practical exercises and disciplines that help us draw close to God even in the midst of our cacophonous modern culture.
Practicing God’s presence is not just for the professionals. It’s for ordinary people like you. And the more we live in God’s presence, the greater our abiding peace and joy.
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Price: $2.99 (Mar 23-24)
Can you believe that the pain you feel could be the most loving way for God to show you His goodness? Jamie Freeman brings to this book a deeply personal insight into how God uses trials and adversity to promote His own goodness.
No one escapes suffering in this life. Suffering is such a difficult subject to address. It’s a topic that has the potential to stir our deepest emotions and remind us of past memories we had hoped to forever forget.
We have real hope we’re called to share. But how we share it makes a difference.
Christians today face a dilemma: in a world that seems to reject everything we believe, how do we walk closely with God without caving to pressure or alienating those we hope to reach?
In this eye-opening new book, Chris Hodges provides a solution by examining the life of the prophet Daniel, who persevered in a corrupt culture that closely resembles our own—and emerged as an influential force in God’s redemptive plan. Full of scripture and seasoned with Hodges’ candid personal insights, The Daniel Dilemma shows us that we can hold firmly to biblical beliefs without becoming obnoxious, insulting, or mad. We can stand strong while loving others well. Because standing for truth isn’t about winning the argument; it’s about winning hearts. And when we learn the secret of connecting before correcting, we discover that we can respond to today’s hard questions without compromising grace or truth.
With fresh insights and practical ideas, Hodges encourages Christians struggling with our cultural reality to hold God’s standards high and his grace deep—just as Jesus did, and just as his followers today are called to do.
In this grab bag we have 23 backlist e-books from Zondervan. The prices that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
He was an intellectual prig who was transformed into a man who had a mind and heart awake to holiness. He had no posterity, but few men in history have been so deeply loved by children. He was but a mirror reflecting another Face. He was an Oxford Don and a Cambridge Professor. He was an expert in Medieval and Renaissance English who gripped the imagination of millions through his wartime broadcasts of Christian truth for the BBC—broadcasts that later became his famous book, Mere Christianity. He was C. S. Lewis, a name synonymous with legendary kindness, intellectual rigour, a love of nature and perhaps his greatest creation, Aslan and the land of Narnia. His writings still compel countless readers to shiver with wonder at the great imagination and depth of understanding he possessed. Controversial genius that he was, his life is a beacon for all who struggle with doubt and faith in Christ.
In this grab bag we have 5 e-books from the Faithful Learning Series which were published by P&R Publishing. The prices that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
Dallas Willard Center 2016 Book and Research Award Finalist
Hearts & Minds Bookstore’s Best Books of 2015, Spirituality and the Devotional Life
“This is a book written specifically for those of us who are assigned the task of developing an imagination for living the Christian faith with insight and skill in and for a society that is disconnected from the biblical revelation and the Jesus incarnation,” writes Eugene Peterson in the foreword of The Cultivated Life. “But it is equally useful for all of us who are committed to following Jesus with our families and coworkers and neighbors.”
Sociology professor and spiritual director Susan Phillips walks us through the “circus” of our cultural landscape to invite us into a cultivated life of spirituality. If we want to accept the invitation to return to the garden, then we must face down the temptation to live life as spectators of the circus that plays on around us. We want to be rooted and grounded in Christ, but are pushed toward constant work, alternating between performance and spectacle. Cultivation requires a kind of attentiveness that is countercultural to our age of distraction.
These pages unfold the spiritual practices that can lead us into a new and delightful way of living. Are you ready to leave the circus?