Publisher: Kirkdale Press
If you’re looking for happiness, forget about it. Literally.
In an engaging, paradigm-shifting book, René Breuel deconstructs our consumerist models of happiness and proposes a radical, Jesus-based alternative: we don’t find happiness when we try to fulfill our desires—we find it when we stop looking for it and start focusing on serving others. By letting go, we find; by giving, we receive.
“An author who knows the inner chambers of the human heart, its desires and longings, but who knows also the spring which can satisfy the thirst for happiness that resides inside each of our souls.”
—Osmar Ludovico, author of Meditatio
“In a culture which offers happiness in promotional packages for a society willing to pay any price for it, The Paradox of Happiness subverts our culture’s logic and points to a surprising and liberating way.”
—Ricardo Barbosa de Souza
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Claire is dead.
She’s been the love of Kevin Foster’s life for as long as he can remember; his soulmate, and his best friend.
Before she dies, Claire, an archaeologist, goes on an expedition to the Middle East and comes across evidence supporting the existence of a biblical, antediluvian site the ancients called Heaven’s Oasis, and that certain ancient artifacts can lead her to it. Claire believes that finding this site will help prove the Bible’s veracity, and provide indisputable evidence of God’s existence.
Following her unexpected death Claire’s expeditions become public knowledge, and the subsequent assaults against her reputation from the scientific community and the media are both brutal and relentless.
Furious at the public ridicule and to prove she was right, Kevin decides to pick up where Claire left off in her search and to finish what she started. He’s willing to sacrifice everything, even his life, to restore her reputation and to honor her memory.
A billionaire arms dealer named Kain Masterson has also been searching for the Oasis, however, intending to keep what he finds for himself. The deadly competition soon becomes a struggle just to stay alive in the race to find the artifacts, follow the clues, and ultimately to find Heaven’s Oasis.
The author discusses the lives of Jesus and Socrates and through comparative analysis explains the parallels of their teaching techniques and philosophies on life.
The author came under the spell of Socrates at an early age, following his example and awakening from the amanuensis that, according to Socrates, plagues us all. When she reflected upon the care of the soul and quickening of the spirit that are tenets of Socratic teaching, she became aware of the connections between the teachings of Socrates and Jesus. Socrates taught that the highest purpose of the human being was to care for one’s soul and to be a lover of wisdom and by doing so we give birth to intellectual children (ideas) which will become immortal. Jesus taught us to “walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor 5:7 The New Inductive Study Bible). Socrates’ love for his fellow citizens is evident in the care that he took to guide the ancient Athenians in open conversations that led to the truth. The treasure of our Lord’s love for us belongs to each of us as individuals, and belongs to the past, present, and future for all human beings.
Follow her as she points to the many similarities between Socrates and Jesus Christ, including the fact that both men never wrote anything down but had a profound effect on their followers — their spiritual influence remains as powerful today.
Are you worn out from life’s ought-to’s and should-do’s?
It’s so easy to give away our time to things un-appointed by God. We commit to something because it’s a good cause or there’s a great need. Or maybe because no one else will help out. The result? The days blur together and we find ourselves overworked and underjoyed, desperate for a faith awakening.
In this practical and liberating book, Susie shares biblical ways to:
· Learn how–and when–to say no without guilt or shame
· Find a pace and perspective that matches God’s best for you
· Discern man-made obligations from God-given invitations
Will you say yes to the One who will rejuvenate your soul?
Includes Reflection Questions for Personal or Group Use. A DVD Study Companion Is Also Available Separately.
“If your days feel more life-draining than life-giving, let Susie Larson show you how to reclaim the joyful, fruitful life God wants for you.”–Mark Batterson, bestselling author and lead pastor of National Community Church
“Susie really opened my eyes to look for God’s best when deciding where I spend my time. He doesn’t give up on us because we made mistakes. He has a design and purpose to fulfill, and the enemy would love nothing more than to take us out with exhaustion and wasted time.”–Caroline Barnett, co-pastor of The Dream Center and author of Willing to Walk on Water
“Saying yes to God is the most important decision you can make, but it shouldn’t stop there. After beginning a relationship with Christ, we must constantly say yes to His influence, wisdom, and power in our lives. Your Sacred Yes will empower and equip you to say yes to a life of freedom, fulfillment, and significance. Say yes!”–Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv and author of From This Day Forward
“Challenging us to carefully consider our sacred responsibilities, Susie Larson uses her trademark transparent stories to compel us to rest more and to make the difficult decisions that will prioritize our relationship with God. If you find yourself in the rat race of life, Your Sacred Yes will give you the courage to slow down and say yes to the right things.”–Pastor Nate and Jodi Ruch, Emmanuel Christian Center
“This is such a timely book for all of us. I am grateful that Susie said yes to writing these sacred truths. This book will strengthen and empower all of us to follow the voice of God with more boldness and clarity.”–Brady Boyd, pastor of New Life Church and author of Addicted to Busy
In this grab bag we have 13 academic e-books from B&H Publishing. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each book cover.
In this grab bag we have 4 assorted e-books from various publishers. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each book cover.
Longing, book three in the Bailey Flanigan Series, picks up where Learning ended. After a long and lonely silence from Cody Coleman, Bailey Flanigan becomes closer to her one-time Hollywood co-star, Brandon Paul. Nights on the town in New York City and long talks on the balcony of Brandon’s Malibu Beach home make Bailey dizzy with new feelings and cause her to wonder if her days with Cody are over forever. Meanwhile, Cody’s work coaching a small-town football team has brought him and his players national attention. In the midst of the celebration and success, Cody finds himself much closer to a woman who seems to better understand him and his new life. Even so, never does much time go by without Bailey and Cody experiencing deep feelings of longing for each other, longing both for the past and for answers before they can move forward. Will an unexpected loss be the turning point for Cody? Will Cody and Bailey find a way back together again for the first time in more than a year? And if they do, will their brief time together be enough to help them remember all they’ve been longing for?