Many people are longing to find the footprint of God in their daily lives. This beautiful daily companion is comprised of 365 selections of scripture, commentary, meditations, and daily exercises to help readers see how they can bring their entire life into a life with Immanuel – a God who is with his people.
In Richard Foster′s best-selling book, Celebration of Discipline, he explored the “classic disciplines,” or central spiritual practices of the Christian faith. Foster showed that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found. In A Year with God, the spiritual disciplines are presented in such a way that does not destroy the soul but enables the reader to enter into a transforming life with God.
Through daily spiritual exercises and meditations, A Year with God explores eighteen spiritual disciplines. The inward disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study offer avenues of personal examination and change. The outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service help prepare one to make the world a better place. The corporate disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration bring one nearer to others and to God. Each discipline will be given twenty days of readings, beginning with scripture and followed by commentary, a meditation, and a spiritual exercise. Practicing these spiritual disciplines will help readers live intentionally, contributing to a more balanced spiritual life and a reformation of the inner self.
What is the nature of reality?
At the root of our society’s deepest political and cultural divisions are the conflicting principles of four global worldviews. While each of us holds to some version of one of these worldviews, we are often unconscious of their differences as well as their underlying assumptions.
Mary Poplin argues that the ultimate test of a worldview, philosophy or ideology is whether it corresponds with reality. Since different perspectives conflict with each other, how do we make sense of the differences? And if a worldview system accurately reflects reality, what implications does that have for our thinking and living?
In this wide-ranging and perceptive study, Poplin examines four major worldviews: naturalism, humanism, pantheism and Judeo-Christian theism. She explores the fundamental assumptions of each, pressing for limitations. Ultimately she puts each perspective to the test, asking, what if this worldview is true?
If reality is secular, that means something for how we orient our lives. But if reality is not best explained by secular perspectives, that would mean something quite different. Consider for yourself what is the fundamental substance of reality.
From limbless to limitless – anything is possible with God!
Nick Vujicic knows there is no greater hope than trusting in God’s plan for your life. Born without arms or legs, Nick has experienced both the peak of hope and the depth of despair. But he has overcome his circumstances and physical limitations by clinging to his faith and understanding the limitless love and power God has for every person.
Now he wants you to experience that same reassurance of hope and the power of God, everyday. In these fifty inspirational devotions, Nick shares his most compelling, hard-earned wisdom to help you face obstacles with confidence and courage and point you toward God. Whether you struggle with faith, relationships, career challenges, anger, health concerns, self-esteem, finding balance, or doubt in your dreams, Nick’s biblical encouragement and positive attitude will transform your life and show you that you can be limitless because God is limitless.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21).
Publisher: Master Books
Price: $2.99 (Jan 9-10)
Numbers surround us. Just try to make it through a day without using any. It’s impossible: telephone numbers, calendars, volume settings, shoe sizes, speed limits, weights, street numbers, microwave timers, TV channels, and the list goes on and on. The many advancements and branches of mathematics were developed through the centuries as people encountered problems and relied upon math to solve them. For instance:
– What timely invention was tampered with by the Caesars and almost perfected by a pope?
– Why did ten days vanish in September of 1752?
– How did Queen Victoria shorten the Sunday sermons at chapel?
– What important invention caused the world to be divided into time zones?
– What simple math problem caused the Mars Climate Orbiter to burn up in the Martian atmosphere?
– What common unit of measurement was originally based on the distance from the equator to the North Pole?
– Does water always boil at 212? Fahrenheit?
– What do Da Vinci’s Last Supper and the Parthenon have in common?
– Why is a computer glitch called a “bug”?
It’s amazing how ten simple digits can be used in an endless number of ways to benefit man. The development of these ten digits and their many uses is the fascinating story you hold in your hands: Exploring the World of Mathematics.
Is your student ministry healthy?
This is a question every student minister has asked. It’s a question that brings both anger and tears.
You are growing in numbers, but something just didn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel healthy. This is the “there must be more to student ministry than this” moment.
Regardless of your ministry context, church size, denomination, or years of experience, it is possible for you to have a healthy student ministry. The three elements, explained by author Ben Trueblood, will lead you to that very thing. Student Ministry that Matters gives you and your leaders a framework to answer this question, “Is my student ministry healthy?” and help you highlight areas of improvement as you seek to lead a student ministry focused on health.
“The field-tested insights on leadership unveiled in this book will change your life.”
–Larry Kreider, Director of Dove International
Make everyday life the life of your dreams!
Everyone wants to live their ideal life, but few people actually achieve it. What is the secret to true prosperity?
Successful entrepreneur and businessman, Dr. Dave Yarnes offers a roadmap to the good life. His personal stories, practical insights, and clear vision help you set your own course to sustained, holistic prosperity.
Based on solid moral values and strategies for intentional self-analysis, this book will help you to define true success and craft a realistic plan for achieving your goals.
Get clarity: Discover what goals matter most to you and set your course to achieving them.
Invest in your “secret life”: Learn how mastering your emotions, attitudes, and outlook can significantly impact your level of success.
See failure as advancement: Recover from setbacks and use them as growth opportunities.
Develop strategies for sustainable success: Develop written goals, personal vision, and a life action plan.
Activate the “three circles”: Spirit, self-mastery, and skill.
Don’t waste another minute! Ignite Your Passion, Chart Your Course, Own Your Life is your guide to living the good life—every day!
Think big, dream wild, and live fear-free!
A brave life is not stumbled upon—it’s cultivated – it’s choosing to be bold and fearless when everything in you wants to cower in defeat. Tracey Mitchell offers a fresh approach to intentionally living a meaningful, courageous life.
Learn how to tackle these difficult questions:
Am I willing to trade my best days for fear?
Will I let hurt feelings rob me of my dreams?
Will I allow loss to steal my peace?
Will I waste my life haunted by painful memories?
Each chapter contains insightful wisdom, real-life stories, and illustrations of how to transform fear and anxiety into confidence and courage and become truly brave. With questions for reflection throughout the book, Mitchell offers women an action guide to growth. This message of courage and empowerment is ideal for fans of Lysa TerKeurst and Rachel Hollis’ Girl Wash Your Face.