Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Price: $2.99 (Apr 12-13)
The book of Acts shows the importance of the link between the ministry of the Word and prayer. It teaches us that a distinguishing mark of a Christian and of a truly Biblical church is that they pray. A Call to Extraordinary Prayer is a call to pray with a passion, urgency, and hope.
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Price: $2.99 (Apr 12-13)
The story of Hudson Taylor is one of adventure and excitement – of improbable answers to prayer, opposition from the establishment and triumphs of faith. Even more interesting is the story of the relationship at the heart of it all – the story of Hudson and Maria Taylor.
There are few love stories as enchanting as that of Hudson Taylor, the pioneering missionary, and Maria Dyer. Their relationship and short marriage flourished in the bitterest of circumstances because their lives were firmly rooted in their devotion to God, as well as to each other.
They were a perfect match, (though not perfect people), a couple who show us how to share our lives at the deepest level.
John Pollock draws his material extensively from original letters and papers. What unfolds is a picture of courage and adventure in Imperial China, a lost world of pigtails, Mandarins and dragon-roofed temples. It also shows how Maria played a crucial role in shaping the ministry of a Yorkshire lad who, against oriental and western opposition, changed the way that missionaries work.
A clear but provocative presentation of the evidence for the Christian faith.
Think of a friend of yours whom I have never met and, for the sake of simplicity, let us say that his name is Michael. How would you prove to me that Michael exists? It is not enough to prove that “A man whom I would call Michael exists,” for you must prove to me that this particular person exists, a person who stands so tall, has a certain color of hair, a certain color of eyes, a certain temperament, certain likes and dislikes, etc. How would you prove to me that your friend actually exists? Once you discover the method by which you can prove the existence of Michael, you will have also discovered the method by which we can prove the existence of the Christian God.
In this grab bag we have 4 e-books from Intervarsity Press. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
We all long for more of something in our lives. In our endless pursuit to feel worth and acceptance we find ourselves sacrificing everything for the promise to be a little more beautiful, a little richer, a little more powerful and successful, a little more loved.
How do we break free from these empty pursuits and start chasing the only Promise that will ever satisfy? How do we uncover the hidden idols that are driving us and turn our devotion toward the one true God?
Join Pastor and best-selling author Pete Wilson in discovering the joy and freedom that comes with seeking after God with your whole life. Learn how to replace, and not just relinquish, life’s empty promises by turning your focus and worship toward Him. It is the only thing that will set you absolutely free from the endless pursuit of everything else.
Carol Cymbala’s ministry in a tough inner-city neighborhood in New York can be summed up in one word: unlikely. She is the director and songwriter for a Grammy Award-winning choir—yet she doesn’t read music. She is the pastor’s wife in a 6,000-member congregation filled with people of color—and she is white. A shy girl who struggled to get through school, she is the last person you’d expect to stand before a packed house at Radio City Music Hall, confidently directing The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. But Carol’s God is the God of the unlikely. He’s Been Faithful tells the story of the way God works despite—or maybe because of—our many inadequacies. Because of how God has worked in her own life and in The Brooklyn Tabernacle and its world-famous choir, she knows how crucial it is to remember our desperate need for God. But Carol’s faith hasn’t always come easily. There have been times of wavering and challenge, like the time a man walked down the aisle of the church pointing a gun at her husband, Jim. Or like the time she was assaulted outside the church. Or like the time she wanted to pack up her children and run away from the city for good because of what was happening to her family.He’s Been Faithful is an honest story about the struggles we all face and the power of God to help us. It is told through Carol’s eyes as well as through the eyes of various members of The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir who have experienced the grace of Christ in remarkable ways. Through them, we learn that our longings for God will never be satisfied by worship that is showy or performance-based. Instead, God we will meet us when we come to him simply, seeking his glory rather than ours, telling him and the world around us about the great things he has done. Whether you are a pastor, a choir director, or someone who is seeking a deeper experience of God, He’s Been Faithful will renew your faith and increase your understanding that only Jesus can fill that deep, deep longing we all have for something more in life.
“Miriam has a poignant way of sharing the rich lessons of a family heritage while interweaving spiritual truths. Her book emphasizes the importance of family as a firm foundation on which our morals, values, and esteem are built. She provides a beautiful example of the importance of family legacy.”
Dr. Michelle L. Bengtson, Neuropsychology Associates of North Texas, P.A.
What legacy have you received?
What legacy are you leaving?
Miriam Bradley likes to say her childhood was nearly perfect, marred only by the death of her mother.
Through stories about the common sense wisdom of the adults in her life, the author shares how God gave her everything she needed, even in the face of such loss.
These stories are also a challenge. Can you identify your own God-given legacy? What kind of legacy are you leaving? Will those who follow be able to say, like the author, all I have needed has been provided?
All I Have Needed A Legacy is a celebration of the gift the author received from God, wrapped up in her parents and grandparents, and is an encouragement to parents and grandparents everywhere as they influence generations to come.