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In this grab bag we have 4 e-books on loving others from Crossway. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
In this grab bag, we have 10 e-books from HarperCollins Christian Publishing. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each book cover.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Price: $1.99 (Ends Oct 31)
A biography of the saint as both mystic and man: “The single best book about Francis now available in English” (Commonweal).
In this towering work, Andre Vauchez draws on the vast body of scholarship on Francis of Assisi, particularly the important research of recent decades, to create a complete and engaging portrait of the saint. He also explores how the memory of Francis was shaped by contemporaries who recollected him in their writings, and completes the book by setting “il Poverello” in the context of his time, bringing to light what was new, surprising, and even astonishing in the life and vision of this man.
The first part of the book is a fascinating reconstruction of Francis’s life and work. The second and third parts deal with the texts—hagiographies, chronicles, sermons, personal testimonies, etc.—of writers who recorded aspects of Francis’s life and movement as they remembered them, and used those remembrances to construct a portrait of Francis relevant to their concerns. Finally, Vauchez explores those aspects of Francis’s life, personality, and spiritual vision that were unique to him, including his experience of God, his approach to nature, his understanding and use of Scripture, and his impact on the culture as well as culture’s impact on him.
“Considered one of the great spiritual leaders of humankind, Francis of Assisi was also a man of many faces and personas: ascetic, the founder of a religious order, a romantic hero, a mystic, a defender of the poor, a promoter of peace. But as Vauchez emphasizes—and this biography constantly reminds us—Francis was also a flesh-and-blood human being . . . A bracing, erudite account of a mystic’s life.” —Booklist
A wonderful, classic tale along the lines of Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia.
Camilla, age 12, and Ebeny, age 10, are sisters leading a normal, everyday life with their uncle. But one day all of that changes when they have suddenly whisked away to another world. In this new world, they uncover many secrets and befriend extraordinary-creatures who help them flee from Gorgon, an evil sorcerer who would do anything to destroy them. In the end, will good triumph over evil? ***** With imaginary creatures aplenty – gallops, sorcerers, runkeys, dragons, beacons – who fight for either good or evil, two young girls discover that they are actually elves, the last two elves alive. The Last Two must learn about their true identity, develop their magical talent and warrior skills, and then battle to defeat Gorgon, the evil enemy. In the final battle, they do indeed defeat Gorgon – at least for now. Elves of Zeoch immerses you in another world and reveals the strong power that lies in the bond between family and friends.
God’s Sustaining Power is the moving testimony of Reverend Larry Hicks’ six-and-a-half-year battle with leukemia. Though this story is about one man’s journey through a devastating illness, it is also about how his life impacted all those around him and how it still does today.
If you want something that will provide you with encouragement in a time of suffering, or if you need inspiration to better exercise your faith, then God’s Sustaining Power is the ideal book to read. There is so much that is negative when dealing with adversity, but this book shows how there is always a way to find hope through the power of our God.
God’s Sustaining Power will touch you and show you that God’s sustaining power can meet your need in whatever struggle you may be experiencing.
Owen’s massive ‘Exposition of Psalm 130’, contains some two hundred pages devoted to forgiveness and assurance. He writes here as one who, himself, has longed to know these privileges. This section is, in the words of one of his biographers, ‘As full of Christian experience as of rich theology … to a great extent the unconscious transcript of his personal wanderings and perplexities, and final deliverance.’ Possibly no better work exists on this area of Christian experience. (From CCEL)
The sermons of St John Chrysostom are noted as classical commentaries on the Christian life. Knowing well the realities of life in the world, the temptation of rich and poor alike, this great orator – “the golden-mouthed” – addresses the questions of wealth and poverty in the lives of people of his day. And yet, as the modern reader is confronted with his words, it becomes apparent that he too is being addressed; Chrysostom’s words are words proclaiming the truth of the Gospel to all people of all times. The message of the story of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) is brought home to every person in these six sermons of Chrysostom with clarity, insight into the human dilemma, compassion, and judgment.