Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (Oct 10-11)
Think of it this way . . .
Our beliefs are challenged from many directions. Every day it seems more difficult to explain to our friends, families, and neighbors what we believe and why. When our ideas and arguments fail to persuade them, what then? Is there another approach we can take?
Veteran apologists and communicators J. P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff say that the best way to win over others is with a good story. Stories have the ability to get behind our preconceptions and defenses. They appeal to the whole person rather than just to the mind.
This expanded edition includes new chapters and updated stories and illustrations throughout. In these pages the authors enhance the logic and evidence found in other books defending the faith with things that your friends, relatives, or coworkers will ponder long after a conversation is over. Here is sound, empathetic coaching for those of us who long to communicate our faith more effectively.
Jesus said we should focus our minds and hearts on God above all else. No small task! Is there someone we can turn to for help? “Wisdom tells us to sit at the feet of our elders rather than the latest ministry fad,” notes author Kyle Strobel. And is there a better elder to guide us than Jonathan Edwards?
In Edwards, the eighteenth-century Puritan pastor and theologian, we find deep thought balanced with deep passion. Through his writings and practices, Edwards provides us with the tools—the “means of grace”—that make us receptive to God’s work in our lives as we learn to abide in Christ. Here we find a well-rounded account of being formed for the glory of God.
Step into the shoes of the disciples as they travel with Jesus in this 30-day devotional book.
In just ten minutes a day you’ll draw closer to God and have a better understanding of Jesus’s central message to his followers.
As Christ’s ministry was coming to an end, he journeyed to Jerusalem one last time to celebrate Passover before fulfilling his mission at Calvary. Rather than fret about the cross, he instead used his precious time left to instill in his followers the critical lessons they would need when he was gone.
Through parables, miracles, and object lessons, Christ reminded those around him that the kingdom of God is nothing like the kingdoms on earth. On earth we seek money, power, and political control. But the kingdom of God belongs to the humble and the generous. Earthly kingdoms destroy their enemies and those who reject them. Jesus instead preached forgiveness, mercy, and longsuffering.
While the primary motivation for many followers of Jesus was freedom from Rome’s tyranny, Jesus taught that his kingdom is not of this world. His mission was far more ambitious than restoring a nation to its former glory. He sought to bring life to the entirety of humanity, even the Romans. Jesus set out to straighten the record for his followers that outcasts like tax collectors and Samaritans were welcome if only they would place their faith in him.
When we embrace the Kingdom of God and apply these lessons to our own lives, we learn to think, act, and speak with a heavenly perspective. Rather than seek our own glory, we allow the Spirit to conform us to the image of Jesus. In so doing we become more selfless, gracious, and focused on the work of the kingdom. These things do not come naturally or easily, but such a transformation is possible by the grace of God.
This devotional covers Luke 17-19 and includes daily scripture passages and prayer prompts right in the text. Spanning only three chapters in thirty days allows the reader to dive deep into the teaching of Christ and examine familiar texts with fresh perspectives. After a month you’ll have a more complete picture of the Lord’s primary message to his disciples and how to apply these lessons to your daily life.
Embark on this journey with Christ, and see your life transformed.
A heartwarming story that celebrates how life-changing friendships can be found in all seasons of life.
The sprawling lake home Lynn Lundberg built with her husband has been an epicenter of joyful family life, from summer holidays spent around the water, to cookies baked in the kitchen with grandchildren in the fall. But since her husband’s sudden passing two years ago, Lynn has been lost in the grief and solitude she feels without him at home. She doesn’t want to sell the big family place, but she can’t exist there on her own much longer.
After hearing of a new way of living–where single women share responsibilities as housemates–Lynn thinks she’s found the answer to her prayers. Soon she meets two ladies with whom she could begin this journey. Angela Bishop, a successful real estate agent accustomed to the finer things in life, has just been jilted by her husband of twenty-five-years. Judith Rutherford, who has devoted her adulthood to caring for her ailing father, must leave the only home she’s known now that he has passed.
I Believe Jesus Will Return…
What More Do I Need to Know?
Do you tend to avoid studying books of the Bible like Revelation and Ezekiel? Does it feel like words such as rapture and apocalypse fly right over your head? It’s common to dismiss these and other topics related to Bible prophecy as irrelevant and…well…too complicated.
But God’s Word says, “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near” (Revelation 1:3).
Prepare to be blessed in an entertaining and meaningful way! The Non-Prophet’s Guide to the End Times combines engaging illustrations with down-to-earth explanations to help you navigate the ins and outs of Bible prophecy. There’s no better time to grasp God’s plans for the future—and for you—than this very moment.
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What Secrets Can Be Found by the Light of the Cajun Moon?
New Orleans may be the “Big Easy,” but nothing about it was ever easy for international business etiquette expert Chloe Ledet. She moved away years ago, leaving her parents and their famous French Quarter restaurant behind. But when she hears that her father has been shot, she races home to be by his side and to handle his affairs—only to learn a long-hidden secret that changes everything she knew to be true about herself and her family.
Framed for murder, Chloe and a handsome Cajun stranger must search for a priceless treasure, one whose roots weave through the very history of Louisiana itself. But can Chloe depend on the mysterious man leading her on this cat-and-mouse chase into the heart of Cajun country? Or by trusting him, has she gone from the frying pan into the fire?
Following up on her bestselling Gothic thriller, Whispers of the Bayou, and Amish romantic suspense, Shadows of Lancaster County, Mindy Starns Clark offers another exciting standalone novel, one full of Cajun mystery, hidden dangers, and the glow of God’s unending grace.