In this grab bag we have 5 e-books on Christian Living from HarperCollins Christian Publishing. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Price: $2.99 (May 20-21)
Defending the Christian faith by demonstrating its reality
Relational Apologetics is about your life becoming a defense of the Christian faith. Every relationship you have is an opportunity for you to connect people to their creator by displaying your hope, both in word and deed. Defending your faith is not just about answering questions and “proving” that God exists. It is about showing that He is real by the way you live. It is about demonstrating the power of God through your holiness. And it is about drawing people to Jesus through your kindness.
Using stories and drawing on personal experiences, Sherrard teaches the importance of holiness, treating skeptics with respect, engaging in authentic conversations instead of shouting matches, and having well thought out answers to the skeptic’s questions. The book doesn’t delve deeply into the scientific and philosophical arguments for the existence of God and the validity of Christianity. Rather, it provides solid, simple, and easily remembered reasons why one should believe in each. It will also teach essential relational skills that are necessary for talking to skeptics and maintaining healthy relationships with them.
Former Miss USA Kristen Dalton Wolfe inspires women to believe that positive identity transformation and fulfillment in life is possible in Christ.
The world is waiting to experience the gifts of each and every daughter of the King. But how do you rise to your calling when so commonly burdened by insecurity, discouragement, or lack of self-belief? The Sparkle Effect is a guide to the total, positive identity transformation that is possible in Christ. It will empower you with the confidence to achieve your biggest dreams and live fulfilled like never before. Once you stop wasting your time trying to meet worldly standards of beauty and success, stop feeling unworthy, and stop hiding in the shadows of your life, you will be open to claim your divine destiny.
“You have an extraordinarily unique brand of beautiful with which God wants to paint this world. Kristen shows us how to believe it, embrace it, and live it with the biblical understanding of who we are created to be.”
–Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
Lynn Morris, the bestselling author of The Baron’s Honourable Daughter, once again sweeps readers into the Regency era with striking period detail.
Lady Mirabella Tirel, the beautiful daughter of the Marquess of Camarden, takes a practical approach to love since a dashing captain broke her heart at age 17. Now at almost 22 years old, she has decided to endure one last London season to secure a suitable engagement and begin a simple life in the country.
Sir Giles Knyvet is Mirabella’s oldest friend and her most dependable ally, and he is also secretly in love with her. Yet he knows the prospect of a relationship is doubtful: Besides being a mere baronet, he aims to settle a large family debt before sharing his feelings with her. But as Mirabella draws close to a suitable match, Giles may need to interfere to buy himself more time.
Working as a guide in Mammoth Cave might allow
Rebekah the chance to bring joy back to her family.
But will the cave claim more than it gives?
After a tragedy leaves its mark on Rebekah Hardin’s family, she plans to help her parents and six siblings honor her beloved brother’s memory and alleviate their poverty by working as a guide in the dangerous cave system. Kentucky’s renowned Mammoth Cave presents profitable opportunities for hardworking, capable men. But Rebekah is determined and if it means presenting herself as himself, then she’s up to the job.
Under the wing of experienced guide Tolly Sanford, “Reb” begins to learn the complexities of the cave. The two are joined by an aspiring young cartographer, Devlin Bale. The university student has traveled to the hill country to map tunnels—not to fall for a girl in disguise.
Can the God who designed miles of underground astonishment shape Devlin’s ambitious plans and free Reb from the weight of her past?
Luther was fundamentally a preacher-pastor, “a care-taker of souls,” whose ingenuity lies in his usage of the biblical message as a source of pastoral encouragement. This book seeks to capture the often-overlooked pastoral side of the Reformer through an examination of his sermons on John’s gospel.
The sermons on John show the intrinsic, close, and causal link between doctrine and consolation. They are an exercise of his vocation as a pastor, or more precisely, as a theologian of the cross who seeks to inculcate the good news of justification by faith in his people, leading them to experience it within the dialectic of law and gospel. St. John, said Luther, “is the master in the article of justification.” Luther’s theological method, namely, his theology of the cross, permeates and governs the exposition of the text, and all major themes of his theology– Christology, Trinity, and soteriology–appear in his exegesis of John.
“With a sure ear for the nuances of Luther’s engagement with the text of his favorite gospel and for the questions of our own time, Ngien again renders the Reformer’s interpretation of Scripture understandable and relevant for modern readers. His special combination of keen-sighted theological analysis of Luther’s faith and a sensitive meditative application of his insights gained from the evangelist John’s depiction and confession of Christ permits both the evangelist and the Reformer to speak directly to twenty-first-century faith and life.”
–Robert Kolb, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis
“John was Martin Luther’s favorite gospel because he believed that it provided a clear pathway into the very heart of God. Dennis Ngien has given us here a major study of Luther’s sermons on this great New Testament text. The whole scope of Luther’s theology is evident in these sermons and they bear close study and reflection.”
–Timothy George, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
“What could possibly be of greater import for the Christian believer than to contemplate the salvific grace extended to us at Calvary? As a grateful recipient of this grace and as a lover of Martin Luther, Dr. Ngien has taken the time to meditate, marinate, and mediate Luther’s theology of the cross to us with the greatest care. And as a true ‘insider’ in the world of Lutheran studies, he has done a masterful job.”
–Granville McKenzie, Senior Pastor, Faith Sanctuary, Toronto
Dennis Ngien is Professor of Systematic Theology at Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto, and Research Professor at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.
In this work by the Puritan Thomas Brooks, he shows all the ways which Satan tries to keep people away from Christ and trusting in him. For each of Satan’s devices Thomas Brooks provides multiple remedies/solutions to combat Satan’s onslaughts. This is a great read for every Christian.