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“While there is a tendency to think that escaping trials will be the beginning of praise and joy, the Bible suggests that praise and joy can occur in the midst of pain and suffering.”
In Why Me?: Reasoning with God’s Sovereignty in the Midst of Suffering, author Kenny Moore uses the study of Joseph’s life to seek to understand his own circumstances out of his control, and he uses Joseph’s story to teach the reader how he fights through feelings of isolation, learns to trust God, and works through his own battle with cerebral palsy.Why Me? shares Moore’s journey from anger to gratefulness, the struggles and blessings along the way, and seeks to:
help readers identify obstacles that need to be conquered,
reveals how convictions help triumph over temptations,
offers insight between grace, forgiveness, and restoration,
teaches readers to embrace truths and enjoy peace, and
encourages readers to worship and thank God passionately even in the midst of trouble.
Why Me? provides inspiration that life does not need to be perfect in order to have peace.
Learn to experience joy and peace now!
The premise of this book is that aliens are evil spirits, the fallen angels of the Devil. God created animals, man, and angels, but no little green men from Mars. But both the angels of God (elect angels) and the angels of the Devil (devils), with their superior abilities, if they had not been named angels and evil spirits in the Bible, would be thought of as “aliens.” And there are reasons why people living in the future tribulation will believe angels are aliens, a deception that would work to the Devil’s advantage.
Ancient writers from different countries wrote about beings visiting them from the skies, who were superhuman. Some were called “gods,” “watchers,” or “angels.” I do, however, believe that angels in the Bible are exactly what the Bible says they are—not that the word angel is a code word for alien or that the prophets of the Bible lacked the vocabulary to describe aliens. Again, I am saying that if God had not given us their name, angel, then people would naturally think they were “ancient aliens.”
This book is written with complete reliance on the Bible, and the outline for my story will come from the book of Revelation.
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Price: $2.99 (Nov 1-2)
Being a Christian leader is a huge privilege. It is also a huge challenge. Paul, a man who knew how tough it could be, wrote a letter to his young friend who was at a crossroads in the ministry, to encourage resilience in the spiritual battle. John Benton looks at what 2 Timothy has to say about finding strength, recovering from discouragement and keep going as a Christian leader.
Words can make a difference in a conversation, in a day, and in life. Fifty-two words are explored in five different devotions each week encouraging the reader to live more fully. This creative approach to daily devotions will renew both the mind and the spirit.
More Than Just Making It is your invitation to reimagine what a good life can be. Join Erin Odom, a mom thrown into a low-income living, to learn how to overcome your circumstances, find creative ways to earn and save, and reset your heart and budget according to God’s designs.
When you’re trapped in a cycle of financial frustration, and you feel like you’ve tried everything only to end up with more month than money yet again, More Than Just Making It is your promise and pathway to thriving again.
Take it from someone who’s been there. Erin Odom grew up in the private schools and neatly manicured lawns of Upper Middle-Class America but was thrown into low-income living during the economic crash. She was a stay-at-home-mom, her husband was supporting the family on a teacher’s salary, and even though they had no debt to their name, they were scrambling to make ends meet. Suddenly Erin found herself standing in line for food stamps, turning down play dates because she couldn’t afford the gas, and ultimately walking into bankruptcy court in the eighth month of her third pregnancy.
More Than Just Making It tells the story of their breaking point, as well as the triumph of their comeback. It took hard work, creativity, and faith in God’s provision to reset their bank account as well as their hearts, but ultimately, they found a new way to thrive and freedom from financial anxiety. You can do the same.
Learn how Erin and her family saved enough money to put $30,000 down on a home, buy a minivan in cash, and begin sending their daughter to a private Christian school. More Than Just Making It will encourage you to rise above your circumstances, empower you with money-saving tips, and reimagine the good life as God designed it outside the myth of the American Dream.
Edgar Award-winner and internationally bestselling novelist tells of his improbable conversion from agnostic Jewish-intellectual to baptized Christian and of the books that led him there.
“Had I stumbled on the hallelujah truth, or just gone mad—or, that is, had I gone mad again?”
No one was more surprised than Andrew Klavan when, at the age of fifty, he found himself about to be baptized. Best known for his hard-boiled, white-knuckle thrillers and for the movies made from them—among them True Crime (directed by Clint Eastwood) and Don’t Say a Word (starring Michael Douglas)—Klavan was born in a suburban Jewish enclave outside New York City. He left the faith of his childhood behind to live most of his life as an agnostic in the secular, sophisticated atmosphere of New York, London, and Los Angeles. But his lifelong quest for truth—in his life and in his work—was leading him to a place he never expected.
In The Great Good Thing, Klavan tells how his troubled childhood caused him to live inside the stories in his head and grow up to become an alienated young writer whose disconnection and rage devolved into depression and suicidal breakdown. But he also stumbled into a genuine romance, a passionate and committed marriage whose uncommon and enduring devotion convinced him of the reality of love.
In those years, Klavan fought to ignore the insistent call of God, a call glimpsed in a childhood Christmas at the home of a beloved babysitter, in a transcendent moment at his daughter’s birth, and in a snippet of a baseball game broadcast that moved him from the brink of suicide. But more than anything, the call of God existed in stories—the stories Klavan loved to read and the stories he loved to write.
The Great Good Thing is the dramatic, soul-searching story of a man born into an age of disbelief who had to abandon everything he thought he knew in order to find his way to the truth.
WHERE AM I? HOW DO I GET WHERE I WANT TO GO?
For many students, the middle school years represent a harrowing journey. As the landscape around them changes rapidly, many students lose their way. That’s because the path through the middle winds through difficult terrain:
- The quicksand of popularity
- The rapids of sexual awakening
- The forest of insecurity
- The bustling metropolis of electronic media
How teens navigate this journey is crucial. Those who embark without clear direction steer their lives in a direction they never intended and end up in places they never wanted to be.
A Map For the Middle is written to offer direction and insight for the middle school journey. Through personal stories, observations, and warnings, this book seeks to help early teens understand exactly where they are, and how they can safely arrive at the place God wants them to be.