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Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Suffering is a high–stakes game; it can shipwreck your faith or bring unsurpassed maturity, joy and peace. As a biblical counsellor, Janice Cappucci has come alongside people in their suffering, and knows how true stories can usher hope into desperate circumstances. Storm Clouds of Blessings will captivate, encourage, edify, and strengthen you for your walk. A perfect gift and a great resource.
Jonas Cordier has been in a relationship with Melanie Price for almost two years, to him, she is a rare gem. Yet, he knows that God has another plan for him. But he refuses to accept it and hardens his heart.
On the other hand, Samuel Mahajan made the choice to trust God and wait. Nevertheless, he can hardly contain his eagerness. He dreams of the day he will finally find his betrothed. But what if she was already close? What if he has already met her?
This novel tells the story of three Christian couples who chose different paths, and are at different stages of their relationship, but face the same question: “God’s Will… or mine?”
“I stand on the edge of a cliff in my own bedroom.”
Gillian Marchenko continues her description of depression: “I must keep still. Otherwise I will plunge to my death. ‘Please God, take this away,’ I pray when I can.”
For Gillian, “dealing with depression” means learning to accept and treat it as a physical illness. In these pages she describes her journey through various therapies and medications to find a way to live with depression. She faces down the guilt of a wife and mother of four, two with special needs. How can she care for her family when she can’t even get out of bed?
Her story is real and raw, not one of quick fixes. But hope remains as she discovers that living with depression is still life.
From the inspirational author of The Ragamuffin Gospel and the acclaimed novelist of Free Bird comes a powerful contemporary retelling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
Jack Chisholm is “the people’s pastor.” He leads a devoted and growing megachurch, has several best-selling books, and a memorable slogan, “We have got to do better.” Jack knows how to preach, and he understands how to chastise people into performing. What he doesn’t know is anything about grace.
This year, when it comes time for the Christmas sermon, the congregation at Grace Cathedral will look to the pulpit, and Jack will not be there. Of course, they will have seen plenty of him already–on the news.
After an evening of debauchery that leads to an affair with his beautiful assistant, Jack Chisholm finds himself deserted with chilling swiftness. The church elders remove him from his own pulpit. His publisher withholds the royalties from his books. Worst of all, his wife disappears with their eight-year-old daughter.
But just as Jack is hitting bottom, hopeless and penniless, drinking his way to oblivion, who should appear but his long-estranged father, imploring his prodigal son: “Come home.”
A true companion piece to The Ragamuffin Gospel, The Prodigal illustrates the power of grace through the story of a broken man who finally saw Jesus not because he preached his greatest sermon or wrote his most powerful book, but because he failed miserably. Jack Chisholm lost everything–his church, his family, his respect, and his old way of believing–but he found grace. It’s the same grace that Brennan Manning devoted his life to sharing: profound in nature and coming from a God who loves us just as we are, and not as we should be.
“For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.”
Leia Hamilton can move things and set them on fire with her mind.
Leia’s father and step-mother tried to hide their past: a time when they were part of a team of superheroes. But despite being disbanded for over twenty years following a series of tragedies, their problems were passed to their children and Leia finds that her future collides with their past.
In the diverse world of human and superhuman, heroes and villains, friends and enemies, some of Leia’s choices have terrible consequences. For Leia, this leads to a personal crossroads and a search for redemption.
Not your normal superhero novel, Mindfire isn’t about secret identities, costumes, or evil plots endangering the world. Instead, self-discovery and adaptation is at the forefront as the reader follows the lives of the characters who are unafraid to show love and explore spirituality.
Can redemption and renewed grace weather the flames of absolute power and superhuman strength?
In this grab bag we have 17 theological e-books from Eerdmans. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover. In case you missed it, the Socio-Rhetorical Commentary series is also on sale.