Four hundred seventy years ago the Anabaptist movement was launched with the inauguration of believer’s baptism and the formation of the first congregation of the Swiss Brethren in Zurich, Switzerland. This standard introduction to the history of Anabaptism by noted church historian William R. Estep offers a vivid chronicle of the rise and spread of teachings and heritage of this important stream in Christianity.
This third edition of The Anabaptist Story has been substantially revised and enlarged to take into account the numerous Anabaptist sources that have come to light in the last half-century as well as the significant number of monographs and other scholarly works on Anabaptist themes that have recently appeared. Estep challenges a number of assumptions held by contemporary historians and offers fresh insights into the Anabaptist movement.
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Price: $2.99 (Nov 8-9)
Does your life ever feel like one series of rushed moments after another?
Do you want to feel more present and connected to those you love? Do you want to be able to listen without thinking the whole time of what you’re going to say next? Do you want to feel less distracted, less busy, and more whole? Most of us spend our distracted lives longing to get to the next, better moment and fail to notice the present one. We lack space between one task and the next, one thought and the next, one email and the next. Social media, TV, work deadlines, and family stress steal our enjoyment and engagement in the moment.
Holy Noticing will teach you how to:
- become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and environment
- recognize Christ’s presence in the moment
- reduce your stress by developing the ability to focus on God and people rather than tasks
Many today think mindfulness is dangerous, unchristian, or associated with Eastern religions—and often it is! But Dr. Charles Stone reveals that the art of holy noticing—purposefully paying attention to God as he works in us, our relationships, and our world—is a spiritual discipline Christians have practiced for millennia. Holy Noticing explores the historically Christian and biblical roots of this lifestyle, as well as Dr. Stone’s BREATHe model, which teaches you to be more engaged with Christ in the everyday moments that too often slip right by us.
Discover the lost spiritual discipline of holy noticing today and learn to engage the world like Christ.
You awake in the middle of a living nightmare, so distant from the tranquil serenity you once knew. Everyone tells you that grief will knock you but no one tells you how to cope with masking your pain or acquiring hope to process it and discover what matters most…
Are you grieving? Is each moment stepping forward filled with agonizing pain?
This book highlights the sorrow but offers hope to gain a new vision about what a different future could look like if you walk with the Man of Sorrows
What does this book address?
Learn to be patient with yourself…
Write a love letter to your lost loved one…
After reading ‘Grief So Abrupt’ you will…
Stop and enjoy the fascinating moments life presents us with.
Ensure you look after yourself.
Learn how to be optimistic about tomorrow.
What next? Where do you begin? What can you do next? Read this book and find out!
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Price: $2.99 (Nov 8-9)
Hudson Taylor’s philosophy was simple “there is a living God, he has spoken in the Bible. He means what he says, and will do all that he is promised”. Motivated by a love for God and for his fellow man, his desire was to see Christ glorified in people coming to faith, particularly the Chinese. This honest account will capture your imagination!
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (Nov 7-8)
You only live once―if then. Life is short, and it can be as easily wasted as lived to the full. In the midst of our harried modern world, how do we make the most of life and the time we have?
In these fast and superficial times, Os Guinness calls us to consequential living. In strong contrast to both Eastern and secularist views of time, he reorients our very notion of history, not as cyclical nor as meaningless, but as linear and purposeful. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, time and history are meaningful, and human beings have agency to live with freedom and consequence in partnership with God. Thus we can seek to serve God’s purpose for our generation, read the times, and discern our call for this moment in history.
Our time on earth has significance. Live rightly, discern the times, and redeem the day.
Fear tries to convince you that you’re so weak and small that you can’t handle life’s disappointments and challenges. It’s a lie. In Faith Beats Fear, Lakeshia Poole uncovers the truth. God gave you power, love, and a sound mind to act in faith.
Faith and fear both ask you to believe in something you can’t yet see. Which voice do you listen to? Through story and Scripture, Lakeshia breaks down all forms of fear and offers a powerful, practical strategy to help you grow from worrier to warrior in 31 days. In this interactive and engaging devotional, you will read short fiction stories that make you laugh, cry or just nod your head in agreement. You will get real about your fears and reflect on Scriptures that reveal authentic faith. Most of all, you will never answer to fear again.
Price: $1.99 (Nov 1-30)
From a veteran journalist and former 60 Minutes producer comes an intimate portrait of evangelicals, one of the most influential forces in America today, and the story of how this lapsed believer came to terms with his faith.
“In 2003, while on assignment for 60 Minutes, I interviewed a couple for a piece on the Left Behind series, the bestselling Christian novels about the apocalypse. At the end of that meeting, they asked me a question: would I be left behind? In other words, had I accepted Jesus as my savior or would I go to hell? This book represents the answer to that question.”
Born again at age sixteen, John Marks later abandoned his faith. In Reasons to Believe he attempts to cross a deep cultural barrier to understand those who now condemn his way of life. He grapples with the message that millions of evangelicals attempt to deliver to their fellow citizens every day and speaks at length with missionaries, political activists, theologians, Christian musicians, and filmmakers—the rich and powerful, the poor and broken, and the pastors who have turned small congregations into megachurches.
This is familiar and often comforting territory for Marks, and he still has a profound understanding of what it means to be an evangelical. In Reasons to Believe he presents this world from the inside out.