A Confident Peace shows the book of Revelation as more than prophetic timelines or tales with apocalyptic images. It inspires full surrender to Christ and living with confident peace even when life falls apart. When hurt by the sins of others, when persecuted by ungodly governments, when impacted by the death and disease of a fallen world, when frustrated by friends and family who repeatedly turn from God instead of to Him, Revelation helps us walk these unwanted roads with confident peace. A Confident Peace also reminds us the more things change the more they stay the same. God’s holiness, Satan’s deception, and humanity’s sinfulness are constants from age to age. Looking into the future, Revelation gives us a confident peace to recognize Satan’s deceptions, overcome our sinful inclinations and honor God with our lives today. Furthermore, A Confident Peace gives us God’s big picture. It reminds us the One who started it all wins it all. With over 550 Old Testament references, the book of Revelation ties together God’s activity throughout scripture. Seeing the thread of God’s hand tightly woven in our past and future gives us confident peace, especially when it feels life is unraveling all around us.
In the spring of 1961, ten-year-old Nate “Weenie” Dooley has a revelation-his father is not a good one.
Inspired by National Geographic, his favorite thing next to the Bible storybook his mother gave him before she died, Nate plans to leave his father and their home in the Smokies to set out on an adventure.
When he discovers that his father has left him first, it will take the help of a stray dog, some kind neighbors, a one-man-band, letters from a long-lost-aunt, and a new understanding of God to figure out he isn’t really alone.
Will he find that Copper Creek is where he’s always belonged? Or will his wanderlust keep him from ever coming back?
In her second novel, Heather Norman Smith demonstrates that love makes a family, and that while fathers may leave, our Heavenly Father is faithful, and He has a plan for all of us.
Suffering is inescapable in this world.
Jesus told us we would face perilous trials and that even our bodies would feel the effects of the Fall. For women dealing with chronic illness, most books offer quick-fix counseling or devotional verses taken out of context, helpful only for momentary encouragement.
For true and lasting comfort we must dig deeper into God’s Word and the context in which those much-used passages were written.
In Chronic Love, Brooke Bartz reveals a deeply raw and descriptive account of life with a chronic and debilitating illness, and she shares with readers how comfort and strength can be found through the Truth in God’s Word.
Specifically designed for women who daily battle chronic illness, Chronic Love’s goal is to provide solid Scriptural encouragement for the fight.
•Throughout human history, mankind’s greatest struggle has been our willingness to admit our need for God. (Psalm 14:1)
•Our failure to recognize our need for God has led to a deep spiritual sickness. (Psalm 14:2-3)
•Until we accept that we have this disease, we won’t recognize our need to find “The Cure.” (Matthew 5:3)
•In the section of Scripture known as “The Beatitudes”, Jesus lays out principles that work much like a doctor diagnosing cancer. By demonstrating the vast difference between the heart of God and the heart of man, He reveals both the depth of our spiritual sickness, as well as the folly of trying to live without God. Like a person who is sick with cancer, it is not until you receive your diagnosis, and accept the fact you have a terminal disease, that you become willing to take the steps necessary to find “The Cure” for your condition. This book explores an important spiritual truth: Once we accept the reality of God’s diagnosis, the only hope of getting better is “The Cure” that Jesus offers!
A Chosen Bullet is the story of what Bill’s passion as a Chicago sports fan has taught him in life and the struggles this passion helped him to overcome after a 9mm bullet ripped through his neck from five feet away.
Bill’s life has been contrasted by deep darkness and then glorious light, characterized by overcoming through perseverance, stained by first underachieving and then finally experiencing success that few will ever know. A bottomed-out permanently paralyzed teenager becomes a two-time Paralympic gold medalist, a very happily married man, a blessed father of three children, and a successful businessman.
With the support of family and eventually a deep-abiding Christian faith providing his foundation, these values, and lessons intertwining with Bill’s thirty-three-year journey as a Chicago fan take him from tragedy to triumph.
A Hollywood bad boy. A pastor’s daughter.
What could possibly go wrong?
Movie star Ben Prescott arrives back in Hollywood after causing a scandal with his ex-girlfriend in Rome.
Chased through the airport by paparazzi, he jumps into a limo hoping for a quick getaway. Instead, he finds Lily Shaw, a pastor’s daughter, and preschool teacher. When the paparazzi capture a photo of the two of them together, Ben’s agent demands that he do whatever it takes to keep the story from hitting the gossip pages . . . even volunteer to work at Lily’s church.
Sparks fly as the movie star and the pastor’s daughter work side by side. When Lily accompanies Ben to the premiere of his latest movie, Hollywood takes notice. Under intense media scrutiny and pressure from the movie industry, Ben must risk his career to follow his heart, but Lily wants the one thing he doesn’t have faith. (more…)
Paths To Answered Prayer takes readers on a journey through one woman’s deepest and most intimate prayers prayers for satisfaction and longing, prayers for healing and prosperity, prayers for fulfillment and joy.
Yet, despite years of faithful pleas for deliverance, God led Heidi Fuller on a path filled with heartache and much loss. Infertility, miscarriage, and adoption failures seemed to be the only results of her daily pleadings with God. With a broken and confused heart, Heidi sought to discover the real purpose of her prayers.
Heidi’s personal study of Scripture led her to discover the gift of peace that accompanies a contrite heart. She learned that in the waiting, God is still working and that in pain He is still present. She found a Savior who is sufficient and an Ear that is always open. She unveiled the heart of a kind and compassionate Father who delights in doing good. Incomprehensible good. Heavenly good. Eternal good.
Heidi’s path to answered prayer concludes with the miraculous reminder of God’s ability and might. The reminder that submission yields greatest satisfaction and that grace always accompanies a higher good.
This inspirational journey will encourage even the faintest heart with a renewed confidence in a God who indeed hears and answers prayer.