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Winner of the 2002 Christianity Today Book Award! You’re One Step Away from the Adventure of Your Life. Deep within you lies the same faith and longing that sent Peter walking across the wind-swept Sea of Galilee toward Jesus. In what ways is the Lord telling you, as he did Peter, “Come”? John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and your trust in God. The experience is terrifying. It’s thrilling beyond belief. It’s everything you’d expect of someone worthy to be called Lord. The choice is yours to know him as only a water-walker can, aligning yourself with God’s purpose for your life in the process. There’s just one requirement: If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat.
Together for the first time in one devotional, experience daily readings from such bestselling and respected voices as Frederick Buechner, Brennan Manning, Henri Nouwen, Eugene Peterson, James Bryan Smith, A. W. Tozer, Dallas Willard, and N. T. Wright. Faith That Matters was designed to help you confidently walk in faith every day of the year.
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get lost in a never-ending list of projects and demands. We become distracted with what’s urgent instead of what matters most. And in the process, we lose sight of who we are . . . and who God is.
Faith That Matters is a beautifully designed devotional that reminds us of the timeless truths of Scripture. Each reading offers powerful stories and inspiring insights from trusted Christian communicators such as:
James Bryan Smith
N. T. Wright
All 365 devotions also include a relevant Bible verse, practical suggestions for living out that day’s reading, and a brief closing prayer.
The variety of contributors provides a treasure trove of unique perspectives on issues ranging from God’s love, mercy, and hope to themes of grace, provision, and peace. These well-known authors have sold a combined total of millions of books. Now, for the first time, their writings have been brought together in one devotional.
Whether you seek to understand the foundation of our faith tenets or simply need a daily dose of spiritual encouragement, your heart and soul will be refreshed anew with each reading.
Draw closer to God every day of the year with Faith That Matters.
In this four-book ebook bind-up of romantic, fairy-tale-like YA novels from bestselling author Jody Hedlund, three separate noblewomen—Rosemarie, Juliana, and Sabine—face difficult choices, dangers, and painful truths as they work to find a way to protect their futures. And as each meets one of the noblest knights in the land, they must also protect their hearts. This bind-up contains:
The Vow: In this novella prequel to An Uncertain Choice, a young Lady Rosemarie finds herself developing her first romantic feelings, directed toward the son of a visiting noble couple. But just as the two begin to explore what their feelings toward each other may be, a terrible illness sweeps through the estate and leaves both of Rosemarie’s parents gravely ill. As Rosemarie begins taking over duties in the castle, she uncovers a vow her parents have kept secret … one that could change her life, and her romantic future, forever.
An Uncertain Choice: On the cusp of her eighteenth birthday, the beautiful and wealthy Lady Rosemarie knows it is her destiny is to fulfill a vow made by her parents, one that dictates she enter a convent on her eighteenth birthday. But as she prepares to enter the religious life in one month, Lady Rosemarie receives the news that there is an exception to the Ancient Vow: if she finds true love and is married by her birthday, she is freed from the obligation to become a nun. At the urging of her godfather, she agrees to allow the three handsomest and noblest knights in the land the chance to win her heart in thirty days. But when the knights’ arrival results in a series of attacks within her land, she begins to wonder if the convent is the best place after all. If only one of the knights—the one who appears the most guilty—had not already captured her heart.
A Daring Sacrifice: Juliana is the daughter of a lord, but the circumstances of her father’s death have forced her to live in the woods of Wessex disguised as a young man. There, she helps the poor, starving peasants around her survive while her cruel uncle rules the lands that are rightfully hers. When she is captured during one of her raids by a neighboring lord, her life complicates more: her captor is Collin, a boy she knew in her past life, and he immediately recognizes her as both a notorious bandit and his redheaded former friend. As her uncle closes in on her location, and the bounty on her head increases, Juliana takes refuge in Collin’s castle. But the longer she spends with Collin, the more she questions her past decisions—and the more her heart bends toward Collin’s charms.
For Love & Honor: Long ago, Lady Sabine gave up the hope of marriage due to a skin blemish on her hands and arms that, if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch and place her in tremendous danger. And who would want to love a woman so flawed? Instead, she tells no one of her curse and devotes her life to finding beautiful art and relics, purchasing them with her inherited wealth. Unbeknownst to her, however, her current journey to Sir Bennet’s estate is not to purchase a new piece, but her grandmother’s attempt to marry her off. At the same time, Sir Bennet’s mother has asked him to wed Sabine in order to secure the monies needed to repay the family’s debts. As Sabine and Bennet get to know each other, they find they are more matched than either could have expected, but their dual secrets linger in the background—and both, if not revealed in time, could lead to not only heartbreak, but their demise.
Discussion questions for An Uncertain Choice, A Daring Sacrifice, and For Love & Honor are also included.
In this grab bag we have 23 non-fiction e-books from Zondervan. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
Is it possible to have a great marriage? Yes, but it is not likely if you treat marriage like everybody else does!
In this five-session video-based small group study (guide sold separately), New York Times bestselling author and pastor Craig Groeschel gives you five commitments to make in order to fail-proof your marriage. You know the stats, and they are horrifying. 50% of marriages don’t make it. What other area of your life are you satisfied with 50% odds against you?
The choices you make each and every day determine not only your relationship with God but also the quality of your marriage. The decisions you make today will determine the marriage you will have tomorrow. In this five-session study, you will discover five commitments that will absolutely fail-proof your marriage. If you make these commitments, you’ll discover a richer, deeper, more authentic relationship and a more rewarding, more passionate love life than you could have ever imagined
Don’t be a statistic. Don’t be average. Let’s get you that marriage that you always wanted. Starting right now—from this day forward.
- Seek God
- Fight Fair
- Have Fun
- Stay Pure
- Never Give Up
Intellectuals Don’t Need God is for people who are not convinced by the arguments of classical, rationalistic apologetics, for people who feel that Christianity must have a broader appeal that to reason alone if it is to be persuasive to non-Christians. Alister McGrath shows convincingly that reason is only one of many possible points of contact between the non-Christian and the gospel. In today’s world, nonrational concerns — such as a sense that life lacks focus, an unconscious fear of death, a deep sense of longing for something unknown we don’t have but know we need — are much more effective points of contact for apologetics. In this book, Dr. McGrath (who is both a theologian and a scientist with a Ph.D. in microbiology) combines the clarity of a brilliant scientific mind with a deep commitment to Christ and to reaching non-Christians. Intellectuals Don’t Need God is for anyone who has questions about the validity of Christianity as well as for students, pastors, and lay leaders. Anyone who works with students and young people especially needs to read this book. As McGrath says, “apologetics is not about winning arguments — it is about bringing people to Christ.”
Sometimes hope for the future is found in the ashes of yesterday.
Shane Galanter is a man ready to put down roots after years of searching. But is he making the right choice? Or is there a woman somewhere who even now remembers—as does he—those long-ago days . . . and a love that hasn’t faded with time?
Lauren Gibbs is a successful international war correspondent who gave up on happily-ever-after years ago—when it was ripped away from her. Since then, she’s never looked back. So why can’t she put to rest the one question that haunts her: Why is life so empty?
Emily Anderson is a college freshman raised by her grandparents and about to take her first internship as a journalist. But before she can move ahead, she discovers a love story with a tragic ending that came accompanied her birth. As a result, she is compelled to look back and search out the mother she’s never met.
A young woman seeking answers to her heart’s deep questions. A man and woman separated by lies and long years . . . yet who have never forgotten each other. With hallmark tenderness and power, Karen Kingsbury weaves a tapestry of lives, loss, love, and faith—and the miracle of resurrection.