Keyboardist and songwriter with the band Journey, Jonathan Cain writes this long-awaited memoir about his personal story of overcoming and faith, his career with one of the most successful musical groups in history, and the stories behind his greatest hits including "Don't Stop Believin'." When Jonathan Cain and the iconic band Journey were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cain could say he had finally arrived. But Cain's journey wasn't always easy - and his true arrival in life had more to do with faith than fame. As a child, Cain survived a horrific school fire that killed nearly 100 of his classmates. His experience formed a resilience that would carry him through both tragedy and success. Moving from Chicago to Sunset Boulevard, Cain never let go of his dreams, eventually getting his big break with Journey- and writing the songs that would become the soundtrack of a generation. Don't Stop Believin' is an epic story of one man's dream that takes you from playing old-country songs at an Italian Deli in Chicago and his experiences with a warm, encouraging father who died too soon, to suddenly writing mega-bestselling songs with some of the most talented musicians and performers ever to take the stage of some of the world's largest arenas. He tells of the thrilling moments when the music came together and offers an inside look at why Steve Perry left and the extraordinary story of their gifted new vocalist, Arnel Pineda. Through a wonderful retrospective of music that takes us right to the present, Jonathan Cain reminds us of the melodies and lyrics that serve as milestones for our biggest dreams as they call us to never stop believing.
©2018 Jonathan Cain (P)2018 Zondervan
Augustine Institute Radio Theatre presents the audio drama The Trials of Saint Patrick - an epic story of one man's spiritual odyssey through hardship and loss, mercy, and forgiveness. Dramatized with a fresh boldness by the Augustine Institute Radio Theatre, the characters will come alive through the talents of dozens of accomplished, award-winning actors including John Rhys-Davies, combined with cinematic sound and music. Your imagination will be quickened. Your heart will be inspired. Cast includes: Elder Patrick - John Rhys-Davies; Patrick - Seán T. Ó Meallaigh; Festus - Guy Siner; Bishop Jerome - Richard Syms; Deacon Acacius - David Oakley; Sophie - Jade Williams; Dominic - Daniel Philpott; Victor - Ian Cullen; Miliucc - Stephen Greif; Drust - Elizabeth Counsell; Kadri - Chris Emmett; Anna - Dame Siân Phillips; Dichu - David Simeon; Nechthan - Nick Burnell; Bricius - Howard Stableford; Tertius - Patrick Kennedy; Honoratus - Robert Young; Patricius - Louis Philpott; Calpurnius - Julian Wadham; Lochru/Laurentius - Simon Treves; Trolius/Pirate Slaver - Michael Haughey; Bishop Amator - Richard Gibson; Germanus - Gary Whelan; Seanmathair - Cecily O'Neill; Fith - Michael Shea; Lomma - Hamish Clark; Marcus - Harry Gostelow; Fortchern - Joe Rachman; Fergus - Tom Chenhall; Diarmaid - John Fagan; Fedilmid - Dominic Hecht; Scoth Noe - Amaka Okafor; King Laoghaire - Niall Buggy; Queen Angias/Village Woman - Christina Walker; Lucet Mael - Ian McNeice; Palladius - Philip Sherlock; Brig the Beggar Woman - Susie Brann; Brian - Gerard McCarthy; Raith - Peter Moreton, Gary Martin; Auxilius - Sam Woolf; Secundinus - Robert Benfield; Rogatus - Andrew Harrison; Elder Tertius - Hugh Fraser; Dega the Restrainer/Pirate Slaver - Tom Alexander; Macc Cormac - Theo Maggs. Additional voice talents include Emma Flett, Sallyanne Law, Stuart Pendred, Mark Prentice, and Andrew Williams.
©2017 The Augustine Institute (P)2017 The Augustine Institute
Are you traveling through a difficult season? With reflection in mind and inspiring stories throughout, Give Grace, written by Megan Smalley, provides you with a safe place to process the ups and downs of life and find new inspiration to trust God's plan as you rest in his unfailing love. Through her own journey with loss and hope, Megan is passionate about sharing the message of God's grace for our lives, whatever we are experiencing today. In Give Grace, she shares her painful experience with infertility, as well as heartfelt stories of encouragement and personal growth from her own life, in order to come alongside us in our own times of questioning and waiting. Give Grace will help you: Feel comfortable discussing the challenging times Grow spiritually and reflect on deeper thoughts Identify the purpose behind your pain Give Grace is also an ideal gift for anyone going through a challenging time to let them know that they are cared for, loved, and able to handle anything with God's grace. If you are traveling through a difficult season--however big or small--you will find comfort in the Scripture, stories, and reflections in this beautiful book. Reflection questions are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2021 Megan Smalley (P)2021 Thomas Nelson
Are your thoughts out of control - just like your life? Do you long to break free from the spiral of destructive thinking? Let God's truth become your battle plan to win the war in your mind! We've all tried to think our way out of bad habits and unhealthy thought patterns, only to find ourselves stuck with an out-of-control mind and off-track daily life. Pastor and New York Times best-selling author Craig Groeschel understands deeply this daily battle against self-doubt and negative thinking, and in this powerful new book, he reveals the strategies he's discovered to change your mind and your life for the long-term. Drawing upon Scripture and the latest findings of brain science, Groeschel lays out practical strategies that will free you from the grip of harmful, destructive thinking and enable you to live the life of joy and peace that God intends you to live. Winning the War in Your Mind will help you: Learn how your brain works and see how to rewire it Identify the lies your enemy wants you to believe Recognize and short-circuit your mental triggers for destructive thinking See how prayer and praise will transform your mind Develop practices that allow God's thoughts to become your thoughts God has something better for your life than your old ways of thinking. It's time to change your mind so God can change your life. Exercises and appendix are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2021 Craig Groeschel (P)2021 Zondervan
Boundaries is the book that's helped more than four million people learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of their lives. Does your life feel like it's out of control? Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone's requests. Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others' feelings and problems. Or perhaps you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you've forgotten your own limits and limitations. Or maybe it's all of the above. In the New York Times best seller, Boundaries, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself. Now updated and expanded for the digital age, this book continues to help millions of people around the world answer these tough questions: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? What are legitimate boundaries? How do I effectively manage my digital life so that it doesn't control me? What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? How do boundaries relate to mutual submission within marriage? Arent boundaries selfish? You dont have to let your life spiral out of control. Discover how boundaries make life better today! Plus, check out the Boundaries family collection of books dedicated to key areas of life - dating, marriage, raising kids, parenting teens, and leadership. Workbooks and Spanish editions are also available.
©2008 Henry Cloud (P)2017 Zondervan
This exclusive Audible edition includes five downloadable prints featuring beautifully designed quotes from the book and access to Rachel's inspirational keynote from the wildly popular Rise Conference. I believe we can change the world. But first, weve got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are. Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women allowing their lives to pass them by. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but theyre afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of stepping too far outside the norm. Holliss energy and passion are undeniable as she powerfully narrates her own words, encouraging women to live up to their full potential and chase their most audacious dreams. In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times best-selling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call and lets listeners in on her personal roadmap for success. She knows many women have been taught to define themselves through other peoplewhether as wife, mother, daughter, or employeeinstead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. Challenging women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to discard, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to believing in yourself. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library on your web browser, along with the audio.
©2019 Rachel Hollis (P)2019 Rachel Hollis
Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman Empire, written by the world's foremost scholar of late antiquity. Peter Brown examines the rise of the church through the lens of money and the challenges it posed to an institution that espoused the virtue of poverty and called avarice the root of all evil. Drawing on the writings of major Christian thinkers such as Augustine, Ambrose, and Jerome, Brown examines the controversies and changing attitudes toward money caused by the influx of new wealth into church coffers, and describes the spectacular acts of divestment by rich donors and their growing influence in an empire beset with crisis. He shows how the use of wealth for the care of the poor competed with older forms of philanthropy deeply rooted in the Roman world, and sheds light on the ordinary people who gave away their money in hopes of treasure in heaven. Through the Eye of a Needle challenges the widely held notion that Christianity's growing wealth sapped Rome of its ability to resist the barbarian invasions, and offers a fresh perspective on the social history of the church in late antiquity.
©2012 Princeton University Press (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Recognize, confront, and conquer the fears holding you back from living boldly and freely with renowned Bible teacher and New York Times bestselling author, Joyce Meyer. Fear is the devil's favorite tool in the toolbox of schemes he uses to destroy God's good plan for you. He uses it to hold you back and prevent progress in your relationships, career, and more. In Do It Afraid, Joyce Meyer explains that fear is everywhere and affects everyone. It rules many people, but it doesn't have to rule you any longer. She will teach you how to: Understand fear and recognize how it works in your life. Confront those fears that are holding you back. Change your mindset for lasting freedom from some of the most common fears people face. Remember, courage isn't the absence of fear; it is learning how to move forward in the presence of fear. Courageous people do what they believe in their hearts they should do, no matter how they feel or what doubts fill their minds. When you take ownership of your problems and open your heart to God, He will help bring light into darkness so that you can be free.
©2020 Joyce Meyer (P)2020 Faith Words
USA TODAY BEST SELLER ECPA BEST SELLER An empowering girlfriends guide to a purpose-driven life, from the young entrepreneur and rising star behind SoulScripts and the SHE Podcast This book will meet you right where you are with a giant hug while also giving you a little kick in the pants. (Audrey Roloff, New York Times best-selling coauthor of A Love Letter Life, founder of Always More, cofounder of Beating50Percent) Does it ever seem like you still have to find your purpose or that youre stuck with unfigured-out dreams? Do you feel the pressure to prove yourself or worry about what others will think? You are not the only one. From accidentally starting a small business instead of using her college degree, to embarrassing herself onstage in front of thousands, to wasting time worrying about what others think or say, Jordan Lee Dooley knows exactly how that feels - and shes learned some important lessons about living a purposeful life along the way. An influential millennial widely recognized for her tagline turned international movement, Your Brokenness is Welcome Here, Jordan has become a go-to source that women around the world look to for inspiration in their faith, work, relationships, and everyday life. Now, in this approachable but actionable listen thats jam-packed with practical tools, Jordan equips you to: tackle obstacles such as disappointment, perfectionism, comparison, and distraction remove labels and break out of the box of expectations identify and eliminate excuses and unnecessary stress about an unknown future overcome the lie that you cant live your God-given purpose until you reach a certain goal or milestone If you ever feel you need to shift your mindset but dont know how, this book will help you overcome shame, practice gratitude, and redefine success.
©2019 Jordan Lee Dooley (P)2019 Random House Audio
The New York Times best seller As seen on The Joe Rogan Experience! This program includes a foreword written and read by Graham Hancock, the New York Times best-selling author of America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization. A groundbreaking dive into the role psychedelics have played in the origins of Western civilization, and the real-life quest for the Holy Grail that could shake the Church to its foundations. The most influential religious historian of the 20th century, Huston Smith, once referred to it as the "best-kept secret" in history. Did the ancient Greeks use drugs to find God? And did the earliest Christians inherit the same secret tradition? A profound knowledge of visionary plants, herbs, and fungi passed from one generation to the next, ever since the Stone Age? There is zero archaeological evidence for the original Eucharist - the sacred wine said to guarantee life after death for those who drink the blood of Jesus. The Holy Grail and its miraculous contents have never been found. In the absence of any hard data, whatever happened at the Last Supper remains an article of faith for todays 2.5 billion Christians. In an unprecedented search for real answers, The Immortality Key examines the archaic roots of the ritual that is performed every Sunday for nearly one third of the planet. Centuries in the making, religion and science converge to paint a radical picture of Christianitys founding event - and to solve historys greatest puzzle once and for all. Before the rise of Christianity, the ancient Greeks found salvation in their own sacraments. Sacred beverages were routinely consumed as part of the so-called Ancient Mysteries - elaborate rites that led initiates to the brink of death. Athens best and brightest flocked to the spiritual capital of Eleusis, where a holy beer unleashed heavenly visions for 2,000 years. Others drank the holy wine of Dionysus to become one with the god, achieving immortality. In the 1970s, renegade scholars claimed this beer and wine - the original sacraments of Western civilization - were spiked with mind-altering drugs. In recent years, vindication for the disgraced theory has been quietly mounting in the laboratory. The constantly advancing fields of archaeobotany and archaeochemistry have suggested the use of psychedelic drinks in antiquity. And with a single dose of psilocybin, the psycho-pharmacologists at Johns Hopkins and NYU are now turning self-proclaimed atheists into instant believers. If these sacraments survived for thousands of years in our remote prehistory, from the Stone Age to the ancient Greeks, did they also survive into the age of Jesus? Was the original Eucharist of Christianity, in fact, a psychedelic Eucharist? Is this the real secret behind the Holy Grail? With an unquenchable thirst for evidence, Muraresku tours the ruins of Greece with its government archaeologists. He gains access to the hidden collections of the Louvre Museum to show the continuity between pagan and Christian wine. He unravels the ancient Greek of the New Testament with the worlds most controversial priest. He spelunks into the catacombs under the streets of Rome to decipher the lost symbols of Christianitys oldest monuments. He breaches the secret archives of the Vatican to unearth documents never before translated into English. And with leads from the archaeological chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania, he unveils the first hard data for the ritualistic use of psychedelic drugs in antiquity. The Immortality Key reconstructs a suppressed history of women consecrating the forbidden, drugged Eucharist that was later banned by the Church Fathers. Women who were later targeted as witches during the Inquisition, when Europes sacred pharmacology largely disappeared. If the scientists of today have resurrected this technology, then Christianity is dead. Unless it returns to its roots. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
©2020 Brian C. Muraresku and Graham Hancock (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
A 10-week study for women The book of Esther reads much like a fairy tale: a young Jewish queen, her wise older cousin, an evil royal servant, and a self-centered king. But Esther is no fairy tale. From the beginning of the book to the end, God is the main character of the story - even though he's never mentioned. Join Lydia Brownback as she digs deeper into the book of Esther and learn how God is faithful to keep his promises and deliver his people. This story ultimately points to the gospel, revealing the need for a better deliverer, a better king, and a better kingdom than any found in this world. The Flourish Bible Study series equips women to study the overarching storyline of the Bible book by book. Designed for individual or group use, each 10-week workbook features conversational teaching that aims to make in-depth Bible study accessible to women in all seasons of life.
©2020 Lydia Brownback (P)2021 eChristian
Where is Jesus when we need him most? An influential pastor shares how despair can lead us to discover true hope and a deeper relationship with God, helping us emerge stronger and more joyful from times of crisis. May this careful look at pain in the context of Jesuss life open up avenues of discovery and healing. (Mindy Caliguire, cofounder and president of Soul Care) We all experience difficulties and hardships. But how can we learn to live richly in the midst of them? And even grow spiritually because of them? The answer is found in the hopeful humanity of Jesus. As the son of God, Jesus wasnt exempt from suffering, disappointment, or injustice. He lived in the real world as a real person. He wept for those he loved. He felt hunger and thirst. He endured temptation, betrayal, and ridicule. He died after being unjustly tortured. And somehow through it all, he embodied hope - by defeating death and opening a new world of life for us. In Echoing Hope, influential pastor and blogger Kurt Willems reveals how understanding the humanity of Jesus can radically transform our identity and empower us to step into our pain-filled world in a new way. Combining rich theological insight with personal stories and practices for response, he shows how we can overcome despair and encounter the beautiful potential of our lives.
©2021 Kurt Willems (P)2021 Random House Audio
Translated into 15 languages with more than 7 million copies sold, The Power of Positive Thinking is unparalleled in its extraordinary capacity for restoring the faltering faith of millions. In this insightful program, Dr. Peale offers the essence of his profound method for mastering the problems of everyday living. You will learn: How to eliminate that most devastating handicap - self doubt How to free yourself from worry, stress and resentment How to climb above problems to visualize solutions and then attain them Simple prayerful exercises that you can do everyday, throughout the day, to reinforce your new-found habit of happiness Eliminating all the negative thoughts that prevent you from achieving happiness and success, The Power of Positive Thinking is an inspiring program that will help you create a positive change in your life.
©1992 Norman Vincent Peale (P)1992 Simon & Schuster Inc.
This faithful rendering of the New King James Version (NKJV) presents the complete Bible in compelling, dramatic audio theater format with world-class audio production. With an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature-film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors, the The Word of Promise Audio Bible will immerse listeners in the dramatic reality of the scriptures as never before. Each beloved book of the Bible comes to life with outstanding performances by Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Richard Dreyfuss as Moses, Gary Sinise as David, Jason Alexander as Joseph, Marisa Tomei as Mary Magdalene, Stacy Keach as Paul, Louis Gossett, Jr. as John, Jon Voight as Abraham, Marcia Gay Harden as Esther, Joan Allen as Deborah, Max von Sydow as Noah, and Malcolm McDowell as Solomon. Please note: Listeners can access each book of The Word of Promise Audio Bible through the Audible app's Table of Contents feature. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©1982 Thomas Nelson, Inc. (P)2009 Thomas Nelson, Inc.
New content added in the second edition Update commentary Information from Joseph Smith Papers Journals from early Church members Detailed explanations to revelations Scripture study made easy, enlightening, and straightforward. From beloved gospel scholar David Ridges, this valuable book contains the complete text of the Doctrine and Covenants, sections 1-42, including Brother Ridges's classic in-verse notes, and additional insights and commentary. Bring your family together and master Latter-Day scriptures with this helpful study companion.
©2020 Cedar Fort Inc (P)2020 Cedar Fort Inc
Humans are relational, emotional beings - and nothing reveals this more beautifully than the book of Psalms. As the psalmists pour out their hearts to God, they uncover the multifaceted character of the Lord almighty and reveal his grace-filled plans for his people. Sing a New Song offers a fresh look at the 150 psalms in the Bible, summarizing each psalm's key themes, revealing how each fits in to both the Psalter as a whole and the rest of scripture, and suggesting practical applications. Designed for use in personal study or in small groups, this book will invigorate your study of the book of Psalms and enable you to see the steadfast love and faithfulness of God reflected in every word.
©2017 Lydia Brownback (P)2020 eChristian
With the Robertson clan's flair for down-home wisdom and wit, this 365-day devotional reveals the heart and faith of this much-loved family from A&E's hit show Duck Dynasty. Loyal fans of the Duck Dynasty family will relish this collection of inspirational messages for each day of the year. From patriarch Phil and matriarch Kay to their four sons (Willie, Jase, Jep, and Alan) and their beautiful wives and children, the entire Robertson clan contributes to this encouraging guide. You'll also hear from Martin and Godwin, the only two non-family members who are regulars on the show. Each devotional contains a brief message, a passage from Scripture, and a prayer. Not only are the messages motivational, but they are also laced with the characters' trademark wit and humor. An ideal companion for Duck Dynasty fans, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to grow in their faith, The Duck Commander Devotional will both entertain and inspire.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2013 Alan Robertson (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
Put on the armor of God, conquer your problems, and know your real enemy with renowned Bible teacher and New York Times best-selling author Joyce Meyer. Have you ever felt you tried every solution on earth to solve a problem, but nothing worked? Have you ever wondered where the difficulties you face are coming from? Joyce Meyer has answers. In Your Battles Belong to the Lord, Meyer explains that while some problems may result from a person's choices or circumstances, others are rooted in the spiritual realm. Once you recognize the devil - who is real and active in the world today - as your true enemy and the source of many of your struggles, you can overcome them and live a life of peace, freedom, faith, and victory. When facing life's battles, there are certain things you must do for yourself, such as: Diligently studying and applying God's word Trusting him Praying Maintaining a positive attitude and thankful heart But there are other things only God can do. When you do your part, God does his - and he is always ready and eager to defend you and help you. Each chapter of the book helps you understand how the enemy operates and learn to counter his schemes and strategies so you can live at a new level of strength. Chapter titles include: "Know Your Enemy", "Eliminate Fear", "How the Devil Tries to Deceive People", "Hold Your Peace", "The Power of a Thankful Life", and "Internal Rest". In this fresh approach to the subject of spiritual warfare, Meyer focuses not only on the nature and strategies of the enemy, but also on the power and love of God, who always defeats the enemy and leads you to triumph. No matter how difficult your challenges are, if you have God with you, you have all you need to win every battle.
©2019 Joyce Meyer (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Nathan was different and Sally knew it. From his early childhood, Nathan was bursting with creativity and uncontainable energy, struggling not only with learning issues but also with anxiety and OCD. He saw the world through his own unique lens - one that often caused him to be labeled as "bad", "troubled", or someone in need of "fixing". Bravely choosing to listen to her motherly intuition rather than the loud voices of the world, Sally dared to believe that Nathan's differences could be part of an intentional design from a loving Creator with a plan for his life. She trusted that the things that made him different were the very things that could make him great. Join Sally and Nathan as they share their stories from a personal perspective as mother and son. If you are in need of help and hope in your own journey with an outside-the-box child, or if you're an adult trying to make sense of your differences, you'll find deep insight, resonance, and encouragement in this book. Dare to love and nurture the "different" one in your life.
©2016 Sally Clarkson and Nathan Clarkson (P)2017 Tantor
Mental illness is the sort of thing we don't like to talk about. It doesn't reduce nicely to simple solutions and happy outcomes. So instead, too often we reduce people who are mentally ill to caricatures and ghosts, and simply pretend they don't exist. They do exist, however - statistics suggest that one in four people suffer from some kind of mental illness. And then there's their friends and family members, who bear their own scars and anxious thoughts, and who see no safe place to talk about the impact of mental illness on their lives and their loved ones. Many of these people are sitting in churches week after week, suffering in stigmatized silence. In Troubled Minds Amy Simpson, whose family knows the trauma and bewilderment of mental illness, reminds us that people with mental illness are our neighbors and our brothers and sisters in Christ, and she shows us the path to loving them well and becoming a church that loves God with whole hearts and whole souls, with the strength we have and with minds that are whole as well as minds that are troubled.
©2013 Amy Simpson (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Does your home sometimes feel like just a place to eat, sleep, and change clothes on the way to the next activity? Do you long for "home" to mean more than a place where you stash your stuff? Wouldn't you love it to become a haven of warmth, rest, and joy...the one place where you and your family can't wait to be? There is good news waiting for you in The Lifegiving Home. Every day of your family's life can be as special and important to you as it already is to God. In this unique book designed to help your family enjoy and celebrate every month of the year together, you'll discover the secrets of a life-giving home from a mother who created one and her daughter who was raised in it: popular authors Sally and Sarah Clarkson. Together, they offer a rich treasure of wise advice, spiritual principles, and practical suggestions. You'll embark on a new path to creating special memories for your children; establishing home-building and God-centered traditions; and cultivating an environment in which your family will flourish.
©2016 Sally Clarkson and Sarah Clarkson (P)2016 Tantor
Follow God's process for growth and learn how you can benefit from life's challenging experiences with this audiobook by best-selling inspirational author T.D. Jakes. In this insightful audiobook, number one New York Times best-selling author T.D. Jakes wrestles with the age-old questions: Why do the righteous suffer? Where is God in all the injustice? In his most personal offering yet, Bishop Jakes tells crushing stories from his own journey - the painful experience of learning his young teenage daughter was pregnant, the agony of watching his mother succumb to Alzheimer's, and the shock and helplessness he felt when his son had a heart attack. Bishop Jakes wants to encourage you that God uses difficult, crushing experiences to prepare you for unexpected blessings. If you are faithful through suffering, you will be surprised by God's joy, comforted by his peace, and fulfilled with his purpose. Crushing will inspire you to have hope, even in your most difficult moments. If you trust in God and lean on him during setbacks, he will lead you through.
©2019 T. D. Jakes (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Belonging has never come easy to me. Growing up, there was my mutated national identity to deal with-my not-quite-American, not-quite-Indonesian soul, restless in both countries. Later, when I came out as a celibate gay Christian, I found I didn't fit into the church as easily as I used to. I've often wondered what it means to belong to others even when I can't manage to blend in with them. The way Jesus tells it, if we give up on belonging in order to follow him, we'll find ourselves belonging anyway. We might not belong the way other people do, with normal homes and normal families and normal ways of fitting in. But we'll belong in a way that's a hundred times better. We'll be fully in place because we know we are out of place. We'll belong like aliens. Maybe you're caught in the same tension as me, wanting to fit somewhere even as you're permanently out of place. Maybe you feel like an alien. If so, let's be aliens together.
©2021 Gregory Coles (P)2021 Mission Audio
Yes, you CAN say no to your child and still be a loving parent. Discover how boundaries make parenting better today! What the award-winning, best-selling Boundaries has done for adult relationships, Boundaries with Kids will do for you and your children. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend provide the help and guidance you need for raising your kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions. With wisdom and empathy, they take you through the ins and outs of instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives. Learn how to: set limits and still be a loving parent bring control to an out-of-control family life apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids . . . and much more! Charts and tables are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. Plus, check out Boundaries family collection of books dedicated to key areas of life - dating, marriage, raising teenagers, and leadership. Workbooks and Spanish editions are also available. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©1998 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)2019 Zondervan
This volume includes: "The End of Financial Folly" by Bill Hybels: Whether Christians will tithe to God reveals much about them. "Treasure Versus Money" by Timothy J. Keller: When we hold Jesus as our treasure, we can break the power of money. "What Do You Need to Be Happy?" by Francis Chan: When we give everything to Christ, we discover the secret of being content. "Miriam, Aaron, and the Green-Eyed Monster" by Nancy Beach: We often think of envy as a "petty" sin, but God clearly shows his anger about envy in this story.
©2011 Bill Hybels (P)2011 Oasis
Begin your supernatural journey into the courts of heaven What does it mean to make your case in the courts of Heaven? In recent years, God has raised up Robert Henderson as a prophetic voice, calling Christians to pursue breakthrough by using the courts of Heaven prayer blueprint. God is more willing to answer our prayers than we will ever know! The problem is that we face a legalistic accuser and adversary - the devil - who wants to prevent these prayers from coming to pass. Your victory against him is not fought on a battlefield; its won in the courtroom. When your prayers are answered, Gods purposes are fulfilled on the Earth. In this all-new message, Henderson gives you practical keys that will enable you to boldly access the courts of Heaven and state your prayer cases with confidence. You will: Understand the three dimensions of prayer Discover the three keys to unlocking your breakthrough in the courts of Heaven Learn the six prophetic declarations that Jesus blood makes on your behalf Cancel the devils accusations by releasing the supernatural power of your testimony Learn how to access the courts of Heaven, make your case, and watch as prayers are answered, miracles are released, and long awaited breakthroughs come to fruition!
©2017 Robert Henderson (P)2018 Destiny Image
What will heaven be like? Randy Alcorn presents a thoroughly biblical answer, based on years of careful study, presented in an engaging, reader-friendly style. His conclusions will surprise listeners and stretch their thinking about this important subject. Heaven will inspire listeners to long for heaven while they're living on earth.
©2004 Eternal Perspective Ministries (P)2004 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Elisabeth Elliot was a young missionary in Ecuador when members of a violent Amazonian tribe savagely speared her husband, Jim, and his four colleagues. Incredibly, prayerfully, Elisabeth took her toddler daughter, snakebite kit, Bible, and journal...and lived in the jungle with the stone-age people who killed her husband. Compelled by her friendship and forgiveness, many came to faith in Jesus. This courageous, no-nonsense Christian went on to write dozens of books, host a long-running radio show, and speak at conferences all over the world. She was a pillar of coherent, committed faith; a beloved and sometimes controversial icon. In this authorized biography, Becoming Elisabeth Elliot, best-selling author Ellen Vaughn uses Elisabeths private, unpublished journals, and candid interviews with her family and friends, to paint the adventures and misadventures God used to shape one of the most influential women in modern church history. Its the story of a hilarious, sensual, brilliant, witty, self-deprecating, sensitive, radical, and surprisingly relatable person utterly submitted to doing Gods will, no matter how high the cost. For Elisabeth, the central question was not, How does this make me feel? but, simply, Is this true? If so, then the next question was, What do I need to do about it to obey God? My life is on Thy Altar, Lord - for Thee to consume. Set the fire, Father! Bind me with cords of love to the Altar. Hold me there. Let me remember the Cross. (Elisabeth Elliot, age 21)
©2020 Ellen Vaughn (P)2020 B&H Publishing
The five love languages work for everyone (they're not just for married couples).... In this world were surrounded by more people than ever - yet we often still feel alone. Being single or married has nothing to do with whether you need to feel loved! Everyone has a God-given yearning for complete and unconditional love in the context of all relationships. If you want to give and receive love most effectively, youve got to learn to speak the right love language. Different people with different personalities express love in different ways. In fact, there are five very specific languages of love: Words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch. Dr. Gary Chapmans original best seller was first crafted with married couples in mind, but the love languages have proven themselves to be universal. The message of this audiobook is now tailored to meet the unique and real desires of single adults. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2017 Gary Chapman (P)2019 Oasis Audio
Aboard the Aquitania, Rachel became aware of something strange happening to her. It was as if she were not on the deck of the ship anymore but was instead in a jungle clearing, looking at a group of brown-skinned, half-naked people. The people beckoned her to come. Suddenly the scene vanished, and Rachel fell to her knees and prayed. When young Rachel Saint surrendered her life to God, she began an unimaginable journey that would span decades and radically transform a dying culture steeped in revenge. Against all odds, God would lead her to Ecuador's Waorani Indians - known as Aucas, or savages, and infamous for murder. Despite the martyrdom of five missionaries by Waorani spears, Rachel boldly persisted in following God. In one of the greatest testimonies to God's grace and power in our time, this pioneering Bible translator would live for two decades with her own brother's killers, for the joy of seeing them become brothers and sisters in Christ. (1914-1994)
©2016 YWAM (P)2016 YWAM
Do you believe your struggle with anger stems from the wrong behavior you see displayed in your children? The knee-jerk reactions and blowups you're facing are often a result of a bigger set of "triggers". Some of these are external, like a child's disobedience, back talk, or selective hearing, while others are internal, like an overflowing schedule, sleep deprivation, or perhaps your own painful experiences from childhood. Triggers: Exchanging Parent's Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses examines common parenting issues that cause us to explode inappropriately at our children. Moving beyond simple parenting tips on how to change your child's behavior, authors Amber Lia and Wendy Speake offer biblical insight and practical tools to equip and encourage you on the journey away from anger-filled reactions toward gentle biblical responses.
©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28. Perhaps youre like me. Perhaps you originally came to Jesus and felt great freedom as He eased your load. But maybe, over the course of the journey with Him, your burdens piled up and you lost your joy. It happens so easily: we unconsciously lose our focus on Christ and begin to look to ourselves. We distractedly go through the routines of the Christian life, whatever that is, depending on our own strength, discipline, and works. When that happens, the world goes gray. The bright colors and fun vitality of an intimate relationship with Jesus fade to an anxious, resentful, weary, and burdened religious life: the very thing Jesus came to free people from. Yet, embedded within Jesus call to Come to Me is a progression of verbs that actually lead to the result of rest. Wonderful, real rest for our souls. And if you have a strange brain like me, these verbs happen to sound a lot like dog commands. Im not suggesting that were all retrievers or poodles or border collies . . . but I am saying that there is a certain frisky love, power, and freedom in obedience that is unleashed when we respond to Jesus invitation and learn to obey the commands of the Master. Come. Sit. Stay. When we obey these commands, the rich result is rest. This rest can change our lives." - author Ellen Vaughn
©2012 Ellen Vaughn; 2012 Oasis Audio
Ida stamped her foot. Her friends were wrong. "I will not be a missionary to India like my parents!" she retorted. "Don't any of you say I will be, because I won't - never, ever, ever." Ida had never forgotten the faces of starving Indian children. She hated India - it was full of horrible situations she could do nothing about. Ida Scudder was sure she would never follow in the footsteps of her medical missionary father. But when she witnessed Indian women dying because their religious beliefs didn't allow male doctors to treat them, Ida heard herself pray, "God, if you want me to, I will spend the rest of my life in India trying to help these women." Serving for nearly 60 years, Dr. Ida Scudder lived out the truth and compassion found in Christ. She pioneered a first-rate medical school and hospital, brought life-saving health care to rural people, and left an inspiring legacy that still touches millions of people each year with healing and hope. (1870-1960)
©2016 YWAM (P)2016 YWAM
Enjoy Mark from this faithful rendering of the New King James Version (NKJV) Bible in compelling, dramatic audio theater format with world-class audio production. With an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature-film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors, the The Word of Promise Audio Bible will immerse listeners in the dramatic reality of the scriptures as never before. Each beloved book of the Bible comes to life with outstanding performances by Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Richard Dreyfuss as Moses, Gary Sinise as David, Jason Alexander as Joseph, Marisa Tomei as Mary Magdalene, Stacy Keach as Paul, Louis Gossett, Jr. as John, Jon Voight as Abraham, Marcia Gay Harden as Esther, Joan Allen as Deborah, Max von Sydow as Noah, and Malcolm McDowell as Solomon.
Public Domain (P)2009 Thomas Nelson
#RoarLikeAMother The problem with lies is they don't often sound like lies. They seem harmless, and even sound right. So what's a Mama Bear to do when her kids seem to be absorbing the culture's lies uncritically? Mama Bear Apologetics is the audiobook you've been looking for. This mom-to-mom guide will equip you to teach your kids how to form their own biblical beliefs about what is true and what is false. Through transparent life stories and clear, practical applications - including prayer strategies - this band of Mama Bears offers you tools to train yourself, so you can turn around and train your kids. Are you ready to answer the rallying cry, "Mess with our kids and we will demolish your arguments"? Join the Mama Bears and raise your voice to protect your kids - by teaching them how to think through and address the issues head-on, yet with gentleness and respect.
©2019 Hillary Morgan Ferrer (P)2019 eChristian
Every 20-something needs a little black book of secrets. Our 20s are filled with confusion, terrible jobs, anticipation, disappointment, cubicles, breakups, transition, quarter-life crisis, loneliness, postcollege what the heck, and moderate success sandwiched between complete failure. We need a worn and weathered guide stashed somewhere close by to help shed some light on this defining decade. That guide is this book. Expanded from the blog post "21 Secrets for Your 20s" that spread like Internet wildfire with nearly a million readers in 190 countries, 101 Secrets for Your Twenties will encourage, inspire, prompt a plethora of LOLs, and kick-start your life forward with its witty, honest, and hilarious wisdom-stuffed pearls to help you rock life in your 20s.
©2013 Paul Angone (P)2016 Tantor
This book represents my attempt and my exhortation to others to step back from the trees in order to see the forest. I believe we human beings were built to win. I believe we were fashioned in eternity, complete with built-in corrections for the flaws that would develop in the time realm because of the free radical of free will. I believe, therefore, that the flaws and sins of humankind have been accounted for and provided for from before the foundation of the world. All sins and their consequences from serial murder to self-murder; from heinous tortures, rapes, racism, and wars to all diseases and every sickness, whether physical, mental, or religious were laid on Jesus and borne away. The most important phrases Jesus uttered from the cross were, Father, forgive them, and It is finished. He spoke those words as he died the most horrible, unfair, and undeserved death any man could suffer. He was holy, just, and good. He died for us the unholy, the unjust, and the un-good and yet he said, Father, forgive them.
©2014 Dr. M. Tyrone Cushman (P)2014 Dr. M. Tyrone Cushman
One of the worlds most beloved Bible teachers offers a definitive collection of resources on biblical prophecy, the end times, and the apocalypse. The end times. The apocalypse. The day of judgment. Terms such as these are both fascinating and frightening for any student of Gods word. They point to key questions people have wrestled with for centuries, including: What does the Bible tell us about the future? How much can we understand about biblical prophecy and its application in our lives? What signs and signals will precede the end of everything as we know it? Which of those signs and signals have already come to pass, which are we experiencing now, and which are still to come? In this landmark collection, best-selling author Dr. David Jeremiah offers answers to these questions and much more. Drawing from decades of experience as one of the worlds most-respected Bible teachers, Dr. Jeremiah has updated content from previously published works, in addition to contributing new material on a wide variety of subjects. The result is a truly epic and authoritative guide to biblical prophecy - a must-have resource for Christians seeking to navigate the uncertainties of the present and embrace Gods promises for the future.
©2019 David Jeremiah (P)2019 Thomas Nelson
What if you were in the world's most-read and published book of all time and no one knew who you were? Well, there are many people and stories in the Bible that we don't know about. Some stories you may have heard, but, did you really know how to apply them to your life in today's world? The Legacy of the Unfamous talks about Biblical figures you have and haven't heard of and tells us how their stories can be an example for us in our daily lives. You can leave a legacy even if you're unfamous.
©2020 Letete Ball II (P)2021 Letete Ball II
The only official sequel, penned by Lewis himself, to the ever-popular Screwtape Letters - published alongside other short essays. One of the most popular books ever to come from the pen of C. S. Lewis was written in the name of Screwtape, a senior devil experienced in the art of luring his 'patients' on earth to their own damnation in service of 'our father below' - and training others to do the same. Screwtape's correspondence with his nephew, an apprentice devil, came into Lewis' hands, he said, by a route he would not disclose, and many a listener has finished the collection longing for more of the insights they gained from its wisdom. Much to Lewis' resistance, this after-dinner speech, given by Screwtape to a graduating class of demons at a college in hell, came to light a few years after the publication of the original letters. Now, 75 years later, the speech is reproduced in full once more along with a short collection of Lewis' other lesser-known but perennial works. Many people will have forgotten about the only official sequel that exists to Screwtape; the 75th anniversary of Screwtape's publication is the perfect opportunity to bring this back.
©2017 C. S.Lewis (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
After her release from a concentration camp, Corrie ten Boom set out to become what she called a tramp for the Lord, traveling around the world at the direction of God and proclaiming his message everywhere. Throughout her life-long experiences, she learned a few lessons in Gods great classroom, which she here shares with listeners. Corrie introduces us to her former prison guard, who asks her for forgiveness; a war-crippled lawyer with a soul as twisted and deformed as his limbs; a travel agent who learned that her ultimate destination could not be found on any map; a missionary mother whose unwanted babe ended up saving her life. All these touchingly human vignettes from her life and travels are intertwined with the unique teaching truth that sustained Corrie ten Boom throughout her days. This moving story begins where Corries beloved best seller The Hiding Place ended. This modest woman, who was also one of the most remarkable evangelists of our time, shows that miracles really do happen. Her own life was living proof. Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983), born in Holland, has written devotional books and has traveled the world speaking about triumphant living.
©1974 Corrie ten Boom and Jamie Buckingham (P)1996 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Watching his father perform medical procedures back in India had convinced Paul that medicine was about blood and guts and ulcers. To his amazement, he found that it was really about causes and cures, alleviating pain, and treating ill people with dignity. The son of missionary parents, Paul Brand did not plan on becoming a doctor. After training as a builder, he was called by God into medicine and spent a lifetime treating leprosy and restoring hope to thousands of sufferers. Dr. Paul Brand became the first surgeon in the world to use reconstructive surgery to correct the deformities of leprosy in the hands and feet. He strove to eliminate the stigma of the disease and rebuild the lives of those destroyed by it. A humble, brilliant servant, he influenced faith and medical communities around the world, reminding us that all people are created in the image of God. (1914-2003)
©2016 YWAM (P)2016 YWAM
The findings of historians and archaeologists open a thrilling world of discovery as they bring their methods and insights to the iconic stories of the Bible. These 24 content-rich lessons take you on a multidimensional journey through the Bible, from Genesis to the Crucifixion, seen through the lens of the latest historical and archaeological research, and enriched by 47 specially filmed video sequences of many of the sites where the narratives of the Bible unfolded. Through Professor Isboutss enthralling commentary, youll uncover eye-opening perspectives on biblical events such as: Genesis - Examine evidence from ancient Sumer of a monumental flood that happened 5,000 years ago and study Mesopotamian architectural forms that may correlate with the story of the Tower of Babel; The Exodus from Egypt - Follow the actual path of Moses and the Israelites, a well-traveled artery through mining regions, oases, and trade routes from Egypt to the Midian, the region southeast of Sinai; The Kingship of David - Relive Davids divisive rule as king of the Hebrews and visit structures excavated in the City of David, which may be the core of Davids residential and administrative complex; Israel under the Assyrians - Learn how an ancient Assyrian clay document confirms the Bibles account of the Assyrian invasion of Judah and view the magnificent Assyrian tableaux that depict the siege of the city of Lachish, described in the Bible; and The Early Life of Jesus - Take a penetrating look at the peasant revolts and bloodshed in Galilee during the youth of Jesus, after which Joseph and Jesus were likely to have been conscripted laborers for the Romans. Deeply fascinating for those who have an interest in the Abrahamic faiths, ancient civilizations, and archaeology, The History and Archaeology of the Bible throws fresh and revealing light on the iconic scriptures that - in far-reaching ways - have shaped our world. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2021 The Great Courses (P)2021 The Teaching Company, LLC
When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman tells the story behind the mistakes and changes that ancient scribes made to the New Testament and shows the great impact they had upon the Bible we use today. He frames his account with personal reflections on how his study of the Greek manuscripts made him abandon his once ultraconservative views of the Bible. Since the advent of the printing press and the accurate reproduction of texts, most people have assumed that when they read the New Testament they are reading an exact copy of Jesus's words or Saint Paul's writings. And yet, for almost fifteen hundred years these manuscripts were hand copied by scribes who were deeply influenced by the cultural, theological, and political disputes of their day. Both mistakes and intentional changes abound in the surviving manuscripts, making the original words difficult to reconstruct. For the first time, Ehrman reveals where and why these changes were made and how scholars go about reconstructing the original words of the New Testament as closely as possible. Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our cherished biblical stories and widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself stem from both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes -- alterations that dramatically affected all subsequent versions of the Bible.Bart D. Ehrman chairs the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a widely regarded authority on the history of the New Testament.
©2005 Bart Ehrman (P)2006 Recorded Books
New York Times best seller... For the weary, the angry, the anxious, and the hopeful, this collection of moving, tender prayers offers rest, joyful resistance, and a call to act, written by Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and other artists and thinkers, curated by the author Glennon Doyle calls my favorite faith writer." Its no secret that we are overworked, overpressured, and edging burnout. Unsurprisingly, this fact is as old as time - and thats why we see so many prayer circles within a multitude of church traditions. These gatherings are a trusted space where people seek help, hope, and peace, energized by God and one another. This book, curated by acclaimed author Sarah Bessey, celebrates and honors that prayerful tradition in a literary form. A companion for all who feel the immense joys and challenges of the journey of faith, this collection of prayers says it all aloud, giving readers permission to recognize the weight of all they carry. These writings also offer a broadened imagination of hope - of what can be restored and made new. Each prayer is an original piece of writing, with new essays by Sarah Bessey throughout. Encompassing the full breadth of the emotional landscape, these deeply tender yet subversive prayers give readers an intimate look at the diverse language and shapes of prayer.
©2020 Sarah Bessey, editor (P)2020 Random House Audio
According to researchers, the vast majority - a whopping 75-98 percent - of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than 30 different hormones! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses. Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives listeners a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology. She shares with listeners the "switch" in our brains that enables us to live happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives where we achieve our goals, maintain our weight, and even become more intelligent. She shows us how to choose life, get our minds under control, and reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life. Full production copyright: Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version. © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations labeled AMP are taken from the Amplified® Bible, © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. Scripture quotations labeled ESV are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. ESV Text Edition: 2007. Scripture quotations labeled GW are from GODS WORD®. © 1995 Gods Word to the Nations. Used by permission of Baker Publishing Group. Scripture quotations labeled Message are taken from The Message by Eugene H. Peterson, © 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations labeled NIV are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®. NIV®. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com. Scripture quotations labeled NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations labeled KJV are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.
©2013 Dr. Caroline Leaf (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
William burst into the house. "I have found my destiny!" he shouted. "I have found a place where there is so much human misery in such a small space that there is a lifetime's worth of work there for me!" Horrified by the poverty and suffering most people took for granted in industrial England, William Booth dedicated his life to bringing the Gospel to the outcasts of society who would never enter a church and weren't welcome there. At age 15, William vowed, "God shall have all there is of William Booth", and not even resistance from the church and government, lack of financial support, or vicious attacks by angry mobs could stop him from spreading the light of the Gospel through the streets of England. Today, all around the world, General William Booth's Salvation Army operates thousands of evangelistic and social service centers, changing countless lives with the love of God and the courage of their convictions. This best-selling missionary biography series chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for his kingdom and glory.
©2015 YWAM Publishing (P)2015 YWAM Publishing
Our thought lives have incredible power over our mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. In fact, our thoughts can either limit us to what we believe we can do or release us to experience abilities well beyond our expectations. When we choose a mindset that extends our abilities rather than placing limits on ourselves, we will experience greater intellectual satisfaction, emotional control, and physical health. The only question is... how? Backed by up-to-date scientific research and biblical insight, Dr. Caroline Leaf empowers listeners to take control of their thoughts in order to take control of their lives. In this practical book, listeners will learn to use The 5-step Switch on Your Brain Learning Program, to build memory and learn effectively The Gift Profile, to discover the unique way they process information The Mindfulness Guide, to optimize their thought life and find their inner resilience Dr. Leaf shows listeners how to combine these powerful tools in order to improve memory, learning, cognitive and intellectual performance, work performance, physical performance, relationships, emotional health, and most importantly a meaningful life well lived. Each of us has significant psychological resources at our fingertips that we can use in order to improve our overall well-being. Dr. Leaf shows us how to harness those resources to unlock our hidden potential. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2018 Caroline Leaf (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
More teens are turning away from the faith than ever before: It is estimated that 75 to 88 percent of Christian teens walk away from Christianity by the end of their freshman year of college. Something must be done. Family Driven Faith equips Christian parents with the tools they need to raise children biblically in a post-Christian, antifamily society. Voddie Baucham, who with his wife has overcome a multigenerational legacy of broken and dysfunctional homes, shows that God has not left us alone in raising godly children. This bold book is an urgent call to parents - and the church - to return to biblical discipleship in and through the home.
©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian
Find comfort in Gods specific and powerful promises for the future as New York Times best-selling author Dr. David Jeremiah explores the book of Daniel. The book of Daniel offers some of the most vivid and descriptive portions of prophecy in all of Gods word. And through the instruction of world-renowned Bible teacher Dr. Jeremiah, Daniels visions come alive like never before. In The Handwriting on the Wall, Dr. Jeremiah uses his clear and approachable style to help listeners: See Daniels incredible accuracy in prophesying about events in human history that have already come true. Find comfort in Gods specific and powerful promises for the future. Place their trust in the reliability of Gods word rather than the instability of todays headlines. Be assured that evil is on a leash and God is in control. And much more. For Christians of every generation, understanding the truth of biblical prophecy offers confidence and hope for the future. But thats not all - to know the book of Daniel is to open a pathway for dynamic, faithful living today.
©1992 Dr. David Jeremiah and C. C. Carlson (P)2019 Thomas Nelson
Battles are raging between angels and demons over you. John Hagee's breathtaking biblical tour of the three heavens takes you inside the timeless clash between the Kingdom of Light and the Kingdom of Darkness and explains why that battle makes all the difference in this world and the world to come. In The Three Heavens, Hagee uses the Word of God, science, and incredible true stories of the supernatural to explore the First Heaven. He then exposes Satan's diabolical tactics in the Second Heaven and how they affect each one of us. Finally, he looks at the deep riches of the Third Heaven and how our hope of that eternal home changes our life on earth. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Worthy Publishing (P)2015 Oasis Audio
This expanded anniversary edition includes updates and expansions of existing tactics as well as the addition of an all-new tactic and a chapter on Mini Tactics filled with simple maneuvers to aid in discussions. In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. In Tactics, 10th Anniversary Edition, Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to artfully regain control of conversations, keeping them moving forward in constructive ways through thoughtful diplomacy. You'll learn how to stop challengers in their tracks and how to turn the tables on questions or provocative statements. Most important, you'll learn how to get people thinking about Jesus. Tactics provides the game plan for communicating the compelling truth about Christianity with confidence and grace. Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Koukl shows listeners how to: Initiate conversations effortlessly Present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively Graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking Skillfully manage the details of dialogue Maintain an engaging, disarming style even under attack
©2019 Gregory Koukl (P)2019 Zondervan
The best-selling 365-day devotional Jesus Calling is written as if Jesus himself is speaking directly to you - words of encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of his unending love. These writings are based on Jesus' own words of hope, guidance, and peace within Scripture - penned by one who loves him and reveres his word. These much-loved devotions will help you look forward to your time with the lord and experience a deeper relationship with Jesus as you savor the presence of the one who understands you perfectly and loves you forever. This powerful audio recording of Jesus Calling contains the words and Scripture Jesus lovingly laid on Sarah's heart. Words of reassurance, comfort, and hope. Words that have made her increasingly aware of his presence and allowed her to enjoy his peace. Be drawn into the savior's peaceful presence daily with this beautifully recorded audio devotional. Featuring multivoice narration and musical scoring, these powerful daily words of inspiration will strengthen listeners' spiritual lives. Also includes full Scripture readings for each day in addition to guided reflection and prayer thoughts.
©2016 Sarah Young (P)2016 Thomas Nelson
This audiobook argues from Scripture that godly fear is the opposite of being afraid of God or his punishment, as if he were a tyrant. Instead, it is the intensity of the saints love for, delight in, and enjoyment of all that God is.
©2021 Michael Reeves (P)2021 Crossway
Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2005 Gary Chapman (P)2005 Oasis Audio LLC
Ever feel lost in translation? With the NET Full-notes Edition of the Holy Bible, you dont need to be. Modern listeners can find it challenging to connect with the ancient words and cultural contexts of the biblical writers. The NET offers a completely new solution: pairing a listenable, everyday English translation with the largest set of translators notes ever created for a Bible. The NETs 60,000 notes bring complete transparency to every major translation decision and invite you to look over the translators shoulders, allowing you to come to your own understanding of the Scriptures. It is an indispensable resource for every Bible listener.
Public Domain (P)2019 Thomas Nelson
All parents want their daughters to marry godly young men. But which qualities, specifically, should they be looking for? What will you say when that certain young man sits down in your living room, sweaty-palmed and tongue-tied, and asks your permission to marry your daughter? What criteria should he meet before the two of them join together for life? What He Must Be...If He Wants to Marry My Daughter outlines 10 qualities parents should look for in a son-in-law, including trustworthiness, a willingness to lead his family, an understanding of his wife's role, and various spiritual leadership qualities. Author Voddie Baucham follows up on his popular book Family Driven Faith with this compelling apologetic of biblical manhood. By studying the principles outlined in his book, parents who want their daughter to marry a godly man - as well as those who want their sons to become godly men - will be well equipped to help their children look for and develop these God-honoring qualities.
©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian
Ecstasy, or extasis, is the Greek term for trance, and is linked with a pleasurable, God-given state of out-of-body experience recorded throughout the New Testament and the church age. Starting with the apostles ecstatic experiences on Pentecost, the Book of Acts further records trances in the lives of Peter and Paul. From the early church to the Christian mystics of the Middle Ages and the famous revivalists of centuries present, God s movements on the Earth have always been marked by these supernatural experiences. In this audiobook, John Crowder takes us on a journey from Old Testament ecstatic prophets such as Samuel and Elijah, to the future ecstatics who will usher in a massive wave of harvest glory to the streets in these last days. God has always wanted a people who live in the Heavens, even as they walk on the Earth. And the world is hungry for the demonstration of a gospel of supernatural power that flows from a life of divine pleasure. More than a state of mind, you will see how the nature of God s ecstasy is found in the joy, bliss and inner raptures of his presence. In this audiobook, you will be encouraged to drink from the river of his pleasure! (Ps. 36:8)
©2011 John Crowder (P)2020 Destiny Image Audio
Motherhood is hard. In a world of five-step lists and silver-bullet solutions to become perfect parents, mothers are burdened with mixed messages about who they are and what choices they should make. If you feel pulled between high-fives and hard words, with culture's solutions only raising more questions, you're not alone. But there is hope. You might think that Scripture doesn't have much to say about the food you make for breakfast, how you view your postpartum body, or what school choice you make for your children, but a deeper look reveals that the Bible provides the framework for finding answers to your specific questions about modern motherhood. Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler help you understand and apply the gospel to common issues moms face so you can connect your Sunday morning faith to the Monday morning tantrum. Discover how closely the gospel connects with today's motherhood. Join Emily and Laura as they walk through the redemptive story and reveal how the gospel applies to your everyday life, bringing hope, freedom, and joy in every area of motherhood.
©2019 Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler (P)2019 eChristian
In her critically-acclaimed Leaving Church ("a beautiful, absorbing memoir," said the Dallas Morning News), Barbara Brown Taylor wrote about leaving full-time ministry to become a professor, a decision that stretched the boundaries of her faith. Now, in her stunning follow-up, An Altar in the World, she shares how she learned to encounter God beyond the walls of any church. From simple practices such as walking, working, and getting lost to deep meditations on topics like prayer and pronouncing blessings, Taylor reveals concrete ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see. Something as ordinary as hanging clothes on a clothesline becomes an act of devotion if we pay attention to what we are doing and take time to attend to the sights, smells, and sounds around us. Making eye contact with the cashier at the grocery store becomes a moment of true human connection. Allowing yourself to get lost leads to new discoveries. Under Taylor's expert guidance, we come to question conventional distinctions between the sacred and the secular, learning that no physical act is too earthbound or too humble to become a path to the divine. As we incorporate these practices into our daily lives, we begin to discover altars everywhere we go, in nearly everything we do.
©2010 Barbara Brown Taylor (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
"Do you remember the hospital, Colton?" Sonja said. "Yes, mommy, I remember," he said. "That's where the angels sang to me." When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren't expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed - a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy's trip to heaven and back. Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery - and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born. He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read. With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton tells of meeting long-departed family members. He describes Jesus, the angels, how "really, really big" God is, and how much God loves us. Retold by his father, but using Colton's uniquely simple words, Heaven Is for Real offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where, as Colton says, "nobody is old and nobody wears glasses". Heaven Is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see and believe like a child. This audiobook recording of Heaven Is For Real includes additional bonus content including updates from father Todd and son Colton on recent events including the making-of-the-movie experience and "from the set" Q&A's with the movie's filmmakers and actors.
©2014 HIFR Ministries, Inc. (P)2017 Thomas Nelson Publishers
There are a lot of personality tests out there designed to label you and put you in a particular box. But Dr. Caroline Leaf says there's much more to you than a personality profile can capture. In fact, you cannot be categorized! In this fascinating book, she takes listeners through seven steps to rediscover and unlock their unique "you quotient" - the brilliantly original way each person thinks, feels, relates, and makes choices - freeing them from comparison, envy, and jealousy, which destroy brain tissue. Listeners learn to be aware of what's going on in their own minds and bodies, to lean in to their own experience rather than trying to forcefully change it, and to redefine what success means to them. Released from the suffocating box of expectations, they'll embrace their true identity and develop a clear sense of divine purpose in their lives. Knowing and understanding our identity empowers our choices. Unlocking one's you quotient is not optional - it is essential. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2017 Caroline Leaf (P)2017 Brilliance Audio
When he became God's smuggler, Brother Andrew (1928- ) was already familiar with risk. As a boy, the intrepid Andrew van der Bijl joined the Dutch Resistance against the Nazi occupation. As a young man, he fought eagerly in the Dutch East Indies - until the horror of war turned the adventure seeker to a life of alcohol and desperation. Redeemed by God, the Dutchman became a daring messenger of hope, smuggling Scripture through closed borders and equipping persecuted Christians behind the Iron Curtain. Today Brother Andrew and the ministry of Open Doors continue to shine the light of Christ in the world's darkest places.
©2013 YWAM Publishing (P)2013 YWAM Publishing
For many people, worry, anxiety, and fear are constant companions: fear of death, fear of danger, fear of disease. In todays unpredictable and contentious world, who can blame us? All too often, these fears are crippling, keeping us from the life God has called us to live. Is there any hope amidst all this darkness? There is. As Christians, we have been given all we need in order to face down even the most frightening, unexpected, and overwhelming obstacles in life. In Hope, Dr. David Jeremiah explores the top seven fears that are holding so many of us back from the life God has called us to live and shares secrets for facing down these fears with hope in God. With each word, youll grow in your conviction that God is the answer youve been looking for: As you look to the future, youll begin to see nothing except his power and love guarding your every step. Step into the truth, and start living the fearless life God created you to enjoy.
©2021 David Jeremiah (P)2021 Tyndale House Publishers
In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything "right" and raise up "good" children, it's easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas. In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God's plan for us as parents. Outlining 14 foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God - grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents. Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children's hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.
©2016 Paul David Tripp (P)2016 Paul David Tripp
Did you ever wish there was more to your Christian life? Too often the Christian life is reduced to going to church, attending meetings, serving God, and doing devotions. But Jesus promised us abundant life - a deep, intimate, satisfying connection with the living God. How do we access the abundant life that Jesus promised? The key is the presence and life of the holy spirit within us. Jesus said that the spirit of God flows within us like a river - he is the river of life. But we need to dwell in the river in order to access the spirits fullness. In his latest book, Dr. Rob Reimer offers a deep look at life in the spirit and provides practical strategies for dwelling in the river of life. We will explore the fullness of the spirit, tuning into the promptings of the spirit, walking in step with the spirit, and developing sensitivity to the presence of the God in our lives. This resource will guide you toward becoming a full-time river dweller, even in the midst of lifes most difficult seasons when the river seems to run low. Together let's become river dwellers, living where the fullness of God flows so that we can carry living water to a world dying of thirst!
©2015 Dr. Rob Reimer (P)2019 Dr. Rob Reimer
When life goes crazy, the Lord has a prophetic word for you: Come away with me! Its time for selah". The word selah means to pause and reflect. When life goes crazy, its easy to get caught up in the chaos and crisis. We start to live based on what news headlines, doctors reports, and circumstances tell us. But in the middle of the storm, God is calling for his people to come away with him, for its in the place of selah that he is speaking powerfully. In a time of selah, where you feel shut in with the Lord, he will bring you into new realms of intimacy with him and speak next-season strategies for your life! Prophetic Lana Vawser delivers a fresh, timely, and prophetic word, calling believers to a time of selah. Its not in activity; far from it. Its a time of deep communion with God and prophetic strategy released from heaven. Discover how selah will: Lead you back to the garden: the place of intimacy with God Usher us into a new normal - Gods supernatural normal Release keys for how to operate victoriously in the New Era God is releasing into the Earth Bring you into new surrender, which means fresh fire from Heaven Raise up a people filled with divine strategy You can turn any crisis around. Simply seize it as a divine selah moment, go back to the garden of intimacy with God, and receive his prophetic solutions and strategies!
©2020 Lana Vawser (P)2020 Destiny Image Audio
From the New York Times best-selling author of Have a New Kid by Friday comes a call to dads to step up to the plate to become the loving, actively engaged father that a daughter needs for life and relational success. The relationship that matters most to your daughter isn't the one with her mother - it's the one with you, Dad. Her self-esteem, choices, behavior, character, and even her ideas about or choice of a marriage partner are all directly tied to you, as the most important representative to her of the male species. In Be the Dad She Needs You to Be Dr. Kevin Leman, internationally-known psychologist, New York Times best-selling author, and father of four daughters, will show you not only how to get the fathering job done and done well, but also how to: Make each daughter feel unique, special, and valued Discipline the right way...when it's needed Talk turkey about what guys are really thinking Keep the critical eye at bay Wave the truce flag when females turn your family room into a battleground Set your daughter up for life and relational success With some effort on your part (and very few dollars), you can gain the kind of relationship you dream of with your daughter - one based on mutual love and respect. The simple yet profound suggestions will transform you into the kind of man your daughter needs...for a lifetime.
©2014 Thomas Nelson (P)2014 Thomas Nelson
Vision calls you out from your past to participate in your future. Building on the teaching in her best-selling book Commanding Your Morning, Cindy Trimm tells listeners how to craft a brighter tomorrow by using spoken declarations to activate Gods power in their lives. Based upon the biblical principle that everything God has decreed is available to all, this book arms the believer with the kingdom principles that will empower them to use Gods power and authority to enforce, establish, and institute Gods will for their future, and dominate the enemy. Through Hello, Tomorrow! listeners will discover how to build a bridge to their future, put themselves where they see themselves, write their own history, and dare to do something great. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: Empowers listeners to apply Gods word to access his best for their future and reveals daily disciplines to activate Gods power in their lives.
©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian
Candace Cameron Bure first became known to millions as a costar on the hit ABC television series Full House. Today, like her brother Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains, Fireproof), she is the rare Hollywood actor who is outspoken about her Christian faith and how it helps overcome certain obstacles. Bures healthy lifestyle has been featured in US Weekly and People magazines as well as national talk shows including The View and NBCs Today. In Reshaping It All, she continues the story, inspiring women to embrace a healthier lifestyle by moving faith to the forefront, making wise choices, and finding their worth in the eyes of God. Candace shares a candid account of her struggle with food and ultimately her healthy outlook on weight despite the toothpickthin expectations of Hollywood. More than a testimony, here is a motivational tool that will put readers on the right track and keep them there. In addition to practical advice, Candace offers a biblical perspective on appetite and self control that provides encouragement to women, guiding them toward freedom.
©2011 Candaché, Inc. (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Secunda Secundae is the longest part in this immense undertaking by Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). His purpose was nothing less than to survey the theological teachings of the Catholic Church, while absorbing, controversially for his time, many other strands of learning and philosophy, varying from ancient Greek (particularly Aristotle) to Muslim writers (Averroes and Avicenna) and the Sephardic Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides. Secunda Secundae follows the established pattern of presenting topics in terms of Questions divided into Articles which are further divided into clearly considered lines of debate. There are 189 Questions which are grouped into four Treatises - focussed areas for discussion: Treatise on the Theological Virtues (Questions 1-46), Treatise on the Cardinal Virtues (Questions 47-70), Treatise on Fortitude and Temperance, (Questions 123-170), Treatise on Gratuitous Graces (Questions 171-182), and the final short section, Treatise on the States of Life (Questions 183-189). Part II of the Summa Theologica is broadly concerned with ethics, and in this Part II of Part II, Aquinas turns his enquiry towards virtues. It opens with the enquiry into faith, considering the acts of faith, the cause, the effects, hope and their contraries: heresy, apostasy, blasphemy, despair and more. The four cardinal virtues are then examined, prudence and justice being followed by fortitude and temperance, often with the positive and negative states being juxtaposed: humility and pride; sobriety and drunkenness; fasting and gluttony. Prophecy, rapture, and The Division of Life into the Active and the Contemplative, are among the topics in Gratuitous Graces, ending with the consideration of mans various duties and states in general and the state of perfection in general. As always, Aquinas supports his argument with a wealth of references - notably from St Augustine, of course, but also from a rich and varied list of sources. Throughout this long but sustained work, Aquinas demands continuous attention through his clarity of intellect and expression. A continuing tribute must be made to Father Laurence Shapcote of the Dominican Order who, while based in South Africa in the first half of the 20th century, made this translation from Latin his lifes work. Martyn Swain continues his impressive reading of this major Western medieval classic of theology and philosophy. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Public Domain (P)2020 Ukemi Productions Ltd
Jehovah's Witnesses number into the millions globally and are well known for their public evangelism about God's kingdom. But beneath the facade of brotherly love and organizational unity lies a captive organization in which doubts are stifled, and dissent is ruthlessly crushed. Once a Witness stops believing, they face being ostracized as a loathed "mentally diseased" apostate. They must navigate a labyrinth of obstacles and dilemmas due to the organization's cruel policy of shunning former members. Lloyd Evans is a well-known ex-Witness writer and activist, and in his second audiobook, he draws on his firsthand, insider knowledge as a former elder to guide would-be escapees through the minefield that awaits them. How should elders be dealt with? What resources are available for objective research? What should someone do if they are threatened with judicial action? What about coming clean to family members? How does someone go about rebuilding their social circle? What precautions should be taken to maintain privacy when browsing apostate material online? All these questions and more are answered in How to Escape from Jehovah's Witnesses, described by Paul Grundy of JWfacts.com as "an invaluable tool in helping [former Witnesses] move on as efficiently and painlessly as possible".
©2018 Lloyd Evans (P)2018 Lloyd Evans
Best-selling author Bruce Wilkinson shows how to identify and overcome the obstacles that keep millions from living the lives they were created for. He begins with a compelling modern-day parable about Ordinary, who dares to leave the Land of Familiar to pursue his Big Dream. With the help of the Dream Giver, Ordinary begins the hardest and most rewarding journey of his life. Wilkinson gives listeners practical, biblical keys to fulfilling their own dreams, revealing that there's no limit to what God can accomplish when we choose to pursue the dreams he gives us for his honor.
©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian
In this book, Douglas Wilson discusses how parents can help their sons cultivate true masculinity and become men who are strong and self-sacrificial, just as Christ was. This book is a part of Douglas Wilson's series of books on the family, which has helped many people trying to deal with the on the everyday messes that come with sinners trying to live under the same roof. This book on raising sons covers issues such as laziness, Christian liberty, school, sports, girls, and proper contempt for the cool.
©2001 Canon Press (P)2020 Canon Press
In this audiobook Michael Reeves calls believers to see God as the object of their fear - a fear marked not by anxiety, but by reverence and awe.
©2021 Michael Reeves (P)2021 Crossway
Do you find it hard to find the time to pray? Our lives are so busy that we struggle to find the time for important things, like prayer. This meditation is for you if: You're too busy to pray You're in need of a breakthrough in your life You want to get into the habit of praying regularly You long for peace of mind This meditation, based on the words of the Lord's Prayer from the Bible, helps you pray through these all too familiar words. Take a fresh look at these words, and dig deeper into their meaning for you and your own life. It allows you to pray while you're driving, commuting, cooking, or busy in some other way, while keeping your mind and spirit active. This prayer meditation is designed for you to listen to while "on the go". Download this meditation now, and make it easier to include prayer in your daily life.
©2018 Jennifer Carter (P)2018 Jennifer Carter
Learn to partner with the innumerable angels in the heavenly realms! The holy spirit spoke a powerful word to Pastor Tim Sheets: When you raise the bar, Ill raise the anointing. When my heirs raise the bar, Ill pour out a new pentecost greater than the outpouring in the Book of Acts. The Bible says that all Christians have been brought into a heavenly dimension because of Jesus blood. Being born again doesnt simply secure your place in heaven; it makes heaven accessible right here, right now. This heavenly access includes innumerable angels"! (See Hebrews 12:22.) Dr. Tim Sheets is a best-selling author, apostolic leader, and biblical authority who teaches everyday believers how to engage Gods army of angels. In this dynamic new book, Sheets helps you recognize different categories and ranks of angels and the vital roles they play in your daily life. In Angel Armies on Assignment, Tim Sheets helps you: Identify different orders, categories, and ranks of angelic beings. Recognize the supernatural roles that each kind of angel plays. Discover the purposes of God by discerning the different kinds of angelic activity. Flow with the holy spirit's movement as you partner with his angel armies. Operate in alignment with Gods supernatural standard". When you learn how Gods angels operate, you can partner with them to release heaven's plans and purposes over your life!
©2021 Tim Sheets (P)2021 Destiny Image Audio
Does it feel like something is missing? As though you are incomplete? Maybe, you can't shake the feelings of undue sadness, discontent, unease, or that you're capable of more. You are here for a reason. No one is a waste. You are here at such a time as this in such a place as this for a specific reason. There is a reason for your life. Don't you want to find out what that is?
©2019 Janet Palmer (P)2020 Janet Palmer
Whether taken as a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings the world has ever known, its web of meaning relied upon by virtually every major writer in the last 2,000 years. Yet the New Testament is not only one of Western civilizations most believed books, but also one of its most widely disputed, often maligned, and least clearly understood, with a vast number of people unaware of how it was written and transmitted. But now a distinguished religious scholar is available to help you gain a carefully reasoned understanding of not only the New Testament itself, but of the individuals and communities who created its texts. Drawing on modern biblical scholarship, recent archaeological discoveries, and careful literary analysis - and approaching his subject purely as a historian, with belief or disbelief suspended - Professor Ehrman has crafted a series of 24 fascinating lectures that trace the history of the New Testament and the early Christian faith community. He discusses not only the 27 books included in the New Testament, but also many of the significant texts that were excluded as he addresses key historical questions around the issues of authorship, circumstance, audience, content, meaning, and historical accuracy. "Our ultimate goal," he notes, "is to come to a fuller appreciation and understanding of these books that have made such an enormous impact on the history of Western civilization and that continue to play such an important role for people today." PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2000 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2000 The Great Courses
Millions are satisfied to sit through hour-long, weekly religious services. Millions more have left the church, brokenhearted and cynical. But God is waking up his people - people who will risk everything and sacrifice anything to become the dynamic, powerful church seen in Scripture. We Are Church calls Christ-followers, young and old, to hold fast to their biblical roots while seeking radical change. Scripture promises an exuberant and unstoppable church. That wondrous early church of acts can be our reality today - but not until we devote ourselves to her original priorities. Listen to this book and be challenged, guided, and encouraged to passionately pursue Gods magnificent and beautiful vision for his church. Come and claim your part in this body of believers that is not just possible - its promised. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 Francis Chan (P)2018 Oasis Audio
Discover a different way of seeing and responding to the coronavirus pandemic, an approach drawing on scripture, Christian history, and the way of living, thinking, and praying revealed to us by Jesus. What are we supposed to think about the coronavirus crisis? Some people think they know: "This is a sign of the End," they say. "It's all predicted in the book of Revelation." Others disagree but are equally clear: "This is a call to repent. God is judging the world and through this disease he's telling us to change." Some join in the chorus of blame and condemnation: "It's the fault of the Chinese, the government, the World Health Organization...." N. T. Wright examines these reactions to the virus and finds them wanting. Instead, he shows that a careful reading of the Bible and Christian history offers simple though profound answers to our many questions, including: What should be the Christian response? How should we think about God? How do we live in the present? Why should we lament? What should we learn about ourselves? How do we recover? Written by one of the world's foremost New Testament scholars, God and the Pandemic will serve as your guide to read the events of today through the light of Jesus' death and resurrection.
©2020 N. T. Wright (P)2020 Zondervan
When You Talk, Are People Changed? Whether you speak from the pulpit, podium, or the front of a classroom, you don't need much more than blank stares and faraway looks to tell you youre not connecting. Take heart before your audience takes leave! You can convey your message in the powerful, life-changing way it deserves to be told. An insightful, entertaining parable that's an excellent guide for any speaker, Communicating for a Change takes a simple approach to delivering effectively. Join Pastor Ray as he discovers that the secrets to successful speaking are parallel to the lessons a trucker learns on the road. By knowing your destination before you leave (identifying the one basic premise of your message), using your blinkers (making transitions obvious), and implementing five other practical points, you'll drive your message home every time! "Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away
." "Once upon a time
." "In the beginning
." Great stories capture and hold an audience's attention from start to finish. Why should it be any different when you stand up to speak? In Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley and Lane Jones offer a unique strategy for communicators seeking to deliver captivating and practical messages. In this highly creative presentation, the authors unpack seven concepts that will empower you to engage and impact your audience in a way that leaves them wanting more.
©2012 eChristian (P)2012 eChristian
"Marriage is God's answer for our deepest human need: Companionship." - Dr. Gary Chapman And that, according to counselor and relationship expert Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times best seller The Five Love Languages, is to have deep and lasting union with another, to truly become one. But how can you build that oneness from the beginning? With the expert wisdom and practical common sense that have made him a popular speaker worldwide, Dr. Chapman helps couples with such questions as: "Why won't my spouse change?" "What does it really mean to love someone else?" "How do I get him to listen to me?" "What if I'm the only one working at the marriage?"Whether you're starting your life together, or just need to improve communication in your marriage, Dr. Chapman's wisdom will help you move toward "the marriage you've always wanted".
©2005 Gary Chapman (P)2005 Oasis Audio LLC
New York Times best seller! Over 5 million copies sold! Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Former atheist and Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel takes an investigative look at the evidence from the fields of science, philosophy, and history. In this revised and updated bestseller, The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis, asking hard-hitting questions - and building a captivating case for Christ's divinity. Strobel asks challenging questions like: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is Jesus who he said he was? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel's tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. This edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics. Also available: The Case for Christ Spanish edition, kids' edition, and student edition. Plus, be sure to check out Lee Strobel's entire collection of Case for... books: The Case for a Creator explores the scientific evidence for God The Case for Grace uncovers the "how" and "why" behind God's amazing grace The Case for Faith responds to eight major objections about Christianity...and more!
©2016 Lee Strobel (P)2016 Zondervan
When Dan Kimball first sat down to meet with a student who was disillusioned by Christianity, he wasn't ready for what he was about to hear. The student had a positive church experience. He was grateful for his youth leader. But he had serious objections to Christianity. Why? He had begun studying the Bible and found he could no longer accept what it taught. Reading the Bible had led him to become an atheist. In How (Not) to Read the Bible, pastor and best-selling author Dan Kimball tackles one of the most pressing apologetic challenges of the 21st-century church - how do we interpret the Bible? Kimball introduces several critical principles to utilize when you open a Bible or listen to a verse. Then, he looks at five of the most common challenges that arise when people hear the Bible today, including: the relationship between science and the Bible, the violence we find in the Bible, the treatment of women in the Bible, the odd and strange commands we find in the Bible, and the Bible's controversial claim that there is only one way to know God. Kimball highlights several of the most common passages people find objectionable and shows listeners how to correctly interpret them. This is an ideal book for those exploring Christianity or new to the faith, as well as Christians who are wrestling with questions about these difficult issues and the challenges of interpreting the Bible. Filled with stories and examples, as well as visual illustrations and memes reflecting popular cultural objections, How (Not) to Read the Bible will motivate listeners who are confused or discouraged by questions they have about the Bible and guides them - step-by-step - to a clear understanding of what the Bible is saying in context. The book can also be taught as a six-week sermon series or used in small groups for study and discussion. Accompanying images and reference tables are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Dan Kimball (P)2020 Zondervan
Every person on the planet was born for significance, created by God to make a difference in his kingdom. Fulfilling Gods purpose is a lifelong endeavor, but it comes with a cost. God is a perfect father who looks for chances to pour blessings into the lives of his children. But he is also a father who loves us and doesnt want to increase our blessing beyond what we have the heart and maturity to carry well. What does it look like when significance is carried well? God is glorified, we are strengthened, and the people around us benefit. Senior Pastor of Bethel Church Bill Johnson invites you to discover Gods wonderful intention for the church, his body, the literal dwelling place of the Holy Spirit on earth. In Born for Significance, youll find: The true purpose of significance, blessing, and favor What it means to reign in life and how to do it Why honor and loyalty matter to God How to recognize when opposition is leading you into your promotion Essential tools for advancement in the kingdom of God You were born for significance. You were designed by God to advance his kingdom on earth and leave a legacy to your family and future generations. Come and discover who God made you to be. Once you do, you will never want to be anyone else.
©2020 Bill Johnson (P)2020 Charisma House
Soul Detox reveals how to overcome the three forces that work against us daily: toxic influences, toxic emotions, and toxic behaviors. Every day we are surrounded by secondhand spiritual toxins - influences, emotions, and behaviors - that threaten to stunt our spiritual growth. When we recognize the toxins that assault us, and discover ways to live in this world without absorbing these toxins into our souls, we can experience the ultimate spiritual intervention. With a fresh look at the word of God, vulnerable honesty, and his trademark humor, best-selling author Craig Groeschel unpacks ways to strengthen our spiritual health and our positive influence on others. He will help you to: Tell yourself the truth Overcome false beliefs Neutralize your anger Stop comparing yourself to others Unlock the chokehold of fear Toss out legalism And more More than an insightful look at the negative aspects of our day-to-day culture, this grace-filled guide will challenge you out of complacency and into a life of clean, pure, and focused living based on the freeing standard of God's holiness. Also available: Spanish edition, video curriculum, and study guide.
©2012 Craig Groeschel (P)2012 Zondervan
Forged in the crucible of a Nazi concentration camp, here are the words and wisdom, the faith and spiritual insight, of Corrie ten Boom. First emerging in print in the past decade, these 50 lost sermonettes now come to you in one inspirational volume, sharing with you messages of faith, hope, and forgiveness from a veteran saint.
©2008 Corrie Ten Boom (P)2008 Zondervan
Have you ever felt your marriage get cluttered up with sins and cumulative wrongs? Do you wish you could deal with it but don't know where to begin? Douglas Wilson loves to point out that the way you fix these sorts of sin pileups is the same way you declutter a garage: Begin with the first layer, work to the bottom, and then keep it clean. That's because the key to a good marriage is honest, complete, and humble confession of sin. This short, little audiobook, coming from a pastor with 40 years of experience, offers concrete practical suggestions about how to confess sin properly and how to avoid other snares married people tend to get snagged on, usually depending on whether they're the man or the woman. Decluttering Your Marriage will give you much gospel advice with much gospel encouragement. Features an extra checklist to help implement this audiobook in your day-to-day lives.
©2018 Canon Press (P)2018 Canon Press
The Lost Books of the Bible: The Great Rejected Texts - 18 of the most sought-after books available, which shed light on the evolution of our faith, our theology, and our church. Translations and commentary by the author of the best-selling book The Lost Books of Enoch, Joseph Lumpkin. Section one: "Lost Scriptures of the Old Testament" - First Book of Adam and Eve, Second Book of Adam and Eve, First Book of Enoch, Second Book of Enoch (Secrets of Enoch), Jubilees, Jasher, The Story of Ahikar Section two: "Apocalyptic Writings and the End of Days" - Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse of Thomas, 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, War Scroll (Sons of Dark vs. Sons of Light) Section three: "Lost Scriptures of the New Testament" - Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Apocryphon of John, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, Acts Chapter 29
©2011 Joseph Lumpkin (P)2018 Joseph Lumpkin
Joyce Meyer, number-one New York Times best-selling author, explores the power of positive thinking and the undeniable connection between the mind, mouth, moods, and attitudes. Thoughts can seem random and meaningless, but they impact your life every day. It's all connected. What you think affects your words, attitude, decisions, and emotions and influences how you relate to yourself, to other people, and to God. In The Mind Connection, Joyce Meyer expands on the wisdom of her best-selling books Battlefield of the Mind and Power Thoughts to explain how to improve the quality of your thoughts and your life. She explores the undeniable connection between the mind, mouth, moods, and attitudes so you can develop and maintain the right mental position - no matter what challenges you face. Through practical advice and scriptural insights, Joyce will help you learn to think with purpose, gain greater confidence, and claim the fulfilling life you were meant to lead.
©2015 Joyce Meyer (P)2015 Hachette Audio
The music we listen to, the movies we watch - they're all telling us to keep chasing love and that we'll finally be happy when we find it. But is love really all we need? The love that the world tells us to pursue is all about self, about following your hearts desires. But what is the Christian worldview on love? When we follow Jesus, we realize that he invites us to reorient the focus of our lives, so instead of chasing love primarily for our own happiness, we are first and foremost to give love - to God and to others. In Chasing Love, Sean McDowell will invite listeners into Jesus radical, upside-down approach to love, and in doing so, hell answer some of the toughest questions were asking about love today: How does Jesus speak to singleness? What does the Gospel say about LGBTQ issues? Can sexual sin truly be forgiven? What if Im not happy in my marriage?
©2020 Sean McDowell (P)2020 B&H Publishing
This volume contains a complete English translation of the famous Ethiopian work, The Kebra Nagast, i.e. the Glory of the Kings [of Ethiopia]. This work has been held in peculiar honour in Abyssinia for several centuries, and throughout that country it has been, and still is, venerated by the people as containing the final proof of their descent from the Hebrew Patriarchs, and of the kinship of their kings of the Solomonic line with Christ, the Son of God.
©2019 Majestic (P)2019 Majestic
Choices unlock divine moments. Pastor and author Erwin Raphael McManus invites listeners to choose a life of blazing urgency. Are you willing to risk failure? Are you ready to get in the game? You may stumble, but you will find yourself falling forward, propelled toward the God-inspired adventure he intends you to live. Using the biblical characters of Saul and Jonathan during Israels war with the Philistines (1 Samuel 13 and 14), Chasing Daylight (formerly titled Seizing Your Divine Moment) demonstrates the difference between living a life of purpose and adventure and living one of apathy and missed opportunity. While Saul rested beneath a pomegranate tree, Jonathan seized the divine moment and redirected the future of Israel. McManus uses Jonathans example to artfully illustrates the eight characteristics of an adventurers heart, what he calls "the Jonathan factor": Taking initiative Accepting uncertainty Stewarding influence Embracing risk Continuing to advance Creating impact Moving in obedience Awakening potential We have but one life. We are given one opportunity to pursue our dreams and fulfill our divine purpose. Every moment counts, and we must engage them with fierceness and zeal. In Chasing Daylight, Erwin Raphael McManus offers the tools to put an end to passive observation and start seizing the raw, untapped potential of your life with God.
©2002 Erwin Raphael McManus (P)2018 Thomas Nelson
Get out of your own way. Whether you recognize it or not, you're at war with yourself. There's anxiety. Selfishness. Self-sabotaging tendencies. Narcissism. The black dog of depression. The inability to do the great things you long to do because you spend so many hours mindlessly drifting through the Internet. It is war, but all is not lost. You can win - if you choose to engage. In I Declare War, Levi Lusko candidly shares about his struggles with moodiness, bullying, suicidal thoughts, night terrors, and difficulty managing himself. He identifies four weapons you have at your disposal - thoughts, words, behaviors, and power - and illustrates how to use them to achieve ongoing victory. These practical tools from Gods Word will help you learn to: Retaliate against your anxiety by filling your heart with truth and making it inhospitable to terror Stop being victimized by your bad behaviors and become the victor you were born to be. Overcome self-imposed isolation by learning to think right so you can live right. Spare your family unnecessary heartache by confronting your dysfunction so they dont have to. Its time to stop being your own worst enemy. Declare war and become the person, the spouse, the parent, and the leader God intended you to be.
©2018 Levi Lusko (P)2018 Thomas Nelson
How healthy is your brain? You may feel your mind and temperament shifting as you age, but its not always clear why these changes are happening or if they can be stopped. In How to Keep Your Brain Young, best-selling Christian counselor H. Norman Wright explores the basics of how the brain operates and provides helpful strategies for bettering your brain. Youll learn ways to improve your memory, overcome stress, and transform negative-thought habits into positive ones. Make the most of the incredible gift God has given you! Whether youre young or old, right-brained or left, How to Keep Your Brain Young is packed full of simple yet invaluable tips to help you stay sharp for a lifetime.
©2021 H. Norman Wright (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The most profound characteristic of Western Europe in the Middle Ages was its cultural and religious unity, a unity secured by a common alignment with the Pope in Rome and a common language - Latin - for worship and scholarship. The Reformation shattered that unity, and the consequences are still with us today. In All Things Made New, Diarmaid MacCulloch, author of the New York Times best seller Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, examines not only the Reformation's impact across Europe but also the Catholic Counter-Reformation and the special evolution of religion in England, revealing how one of the most turbulent, bloody, and transformational events in Western history has shaped modern society. The Reformation may have launched a social revolution, MacCulloch argues, but it was not caused by social and economic forces or even by a secular idea like nationalism; it sprang from a big idea about death, salvation, and the afterlife. This idea - that salvation was entirely in God's hands and there was nothing humans could do to alter his decision - ended the Catholic Church's monopoly in Europe and altered the trajectory of the entire future of the West. By turns passionate, funny, meditative, and subversive, All Things Made New takes listeners onto fascinating new ground, exploring the original conflicts of the Reformation and cutting through prejudices that continue to distort popular conceptions of a religious divide still with us after five centuries. This monumental work, from one of the most distinguished scholars of Christianity writing today, explores the ways in which historians have told the tale of the Reformation, why their interpretations have changed so dramatically over time, and ultimately how the contested legacy of this revolution continues to impact the world today.
©2016 Diarmaid MacCulloch (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Pastor-teacher John MacArthur helps listeners understand Jesus' parables and how they relate to the whole of his message. Jesus was a master storyteller, and the parables he told were ingeniously simple word pictures with profound spiritual lessons. Understanding the parables is a crucial matter for followers of Jesus. Jesus told parables so his people might comprehend his message about the kingdom of God clearly. Master expositor and Bible commentator John MacArthur has spent a lifetime explaining the word of God in clear and comprehensible terms. In Parables, he helps Christians understand the essential lessons contained in the most famous and influential short stories the world has ever known.
©2015 John MacArthur (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers
Leonard Ravenhill's call to revival is as timely now as it was when it was published over 50 years ago. The message is fearless and often radical as he expounds on the disparity between the New Testament church and the church today. Why Revival Tarries contains the heart of his message. AW Tozer called Ravenhill "a man sent from God" who "appeared at [a] critical moment in history", just as the Old Testament prophets did. Included are questions for group and individual study. Ravi Zacharias refers to this as "the book that shaped me...more dramatically than any other".
©1959 Leonard Ravenhill (P)2017 Baker Publishing Group
An audiobook for anyone who cares deeply about the future of the church. Once upon a time, there was a version of our faith that was practically...irresistible. But that was then. Today, we preach, teach, write, and communicate as if nothing has changed. As if The Bible says it still settles it. Its time to hit pause on much of what were doing and consider the faith modeled by our first-century brothers and sisters who had no official Bible, no status, and humanly speaking, little chance of survival. What did they know that we dont? What made their faith so compelling, so defensible, so irresistible? Buckle up...youre about to find out. More importantly, Andy will invite you to embrace the version of faith that, against all odds, initiated a chain of events resulting in the most significant and extensive cultural transformation the world has ever seen. A version we must embrace if we are to be salt and light in an increasingly savorless and dark world. This book challenged me to rethink my thoughts about the Old Testament, discuss with fellow believers what I was learning, do more connecting and less correcting of others, and be salt and light, making things better and brighter. I love how Andy loves people...all of them. (John Maxwell, author of The 360 Degree Leader) Its time for the church to rethink how it presents a timeless gospel to this generation. In Irresistible, Andy Stanley challenges us to make sure we handle the Scriptures with the kind of integrity that compels everyone to seriously consider following Jesus. Any Christian who reads this book will suddenly find themselves embracing the mission of Jesus with a new passion. (Reggie Joiner, author, founder, and CEO of Orange) Andy Stanley takes you on a historic journey to rediscover the first-generation passion of what it means to faithfully follow Christ. This book will knock you off center, push you out of complacency, and reawaken an unshakable faith that cannot be ignored. (Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and author of Hope in the Dark - Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not)
©2018 Andy Stanley (P)2018 Zondervan
Find and reach your biggest dreams. Bob Goff is on a mission to help people recapture the version of their lives they dreamed about before fear started calling the shots. He wants them to dream big. In his revelatory yet utterly practical new audiobook, Bob takes you on a life-proven journey to rediscover your dreams and turn them into reality. Based on his enormously popular Dream Big workshop, Bob draws on a lifetime of living and dreaming large to help you reach your larger-than-life dreams. In Dream Big, he shows how to learn to define clearly your dreams for yourself, identify the obstacles holding you back, come up with a specific plan for reaching goals, and develop the tools that will help you act on the plan. Dream Big is the only audiobook you need to uncover the wild and exciting dream for your life youve hidden from yourself and help you take the steps necessary to achieve it. Reflection questions are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Bob Goff (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
Christians are supposed to be happy. In fact we are supposed to radiate joy, peace, and contentment that are so unmistakable and so attractive that others are naturally drawn to us because they want what we have. And yet, in today's culture, the vast majority of Christians are perceived as angry, judgmental people who don't seem to derive any joy from life whatsoever. So why aren't we happy? Unfortunately, many Christians are taught early on that God doesn't want us to be happy (he wants us to be holy). In fact many Christians are laboring under the false notion that God himself is not happy. But nothing could be further from the truth! God does want us to be happy. The Bible is filled with verses that prove that ours is a happy, joy-filled god who not only loves celebrations but also desperately wants his children to be happy. Why else would he go to the lengths he did to ensure our eternal happiness in his presence? We know that we will experience unimaginable joy and happiness in heaven, but that doesn't mean we can't also experience joy and happiness here on earth. In Happiness, noted theologian Randy Alcorn dispels centuries of misconceptions about happiness and provides indisputable proof that God not only wants us to be happy, he commands it. The most definitive study on the subject of happiness to date, this book is a paradigm-shifting wake-up call for the church and Christians everywhere.
©2015 Randy Alcorn (P)2015 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
From demons in his house to miracles. From why we all lie to the end of the world. From how to beat temptation to what heaven, hell, and the purpose of our lives really are. Author and Pastor Mark Clark says that the scandal of Jesus is that he talked about all of these things and what they have to do with us and yet we ignore him. It is time for that to end. The Problem of Jesus is an exploration of the person and work of Jesus of Nazareth: his parables, his miracles, his controversial call to discipleship, politics, and challenge to love God above everything else in the world, his seemingly insane claim to be God, and what his death and resurrection actually mean if they did in fact happen - and what it all has to do with our lives. Award-winning author Mark Clark engages with ideas from all realms of study - from Malcolm Gladwell and Jordan Peterson to historians, scientists, and philosophers like N.T. Wright, John Polkinghorne, and C.S. Lewis; from Dallas Willard and Nancy Pearcey to Star Wars and James Bond and Pretty Woman - all to present a fresh and compelling portrait of Jesus, the man, the message, and the mission, who forever altered the course of human history. Every person must make their own decision about Jesus, and maybe you have, one way or the other, but we have to make sure we have a clear picture of him first. Do you?
©2021 Mark Clark (P)2021 Zondervan
In The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You'll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God's word. Why wasn't Eve surprised when the serpent spoke to her? How did descendants of the Nephilim survive the flood? Why did Jacob fuse Yahweh and his angel together in his prayer? Who are the assembly of divine beings that God presides over? In what way do those beings participate in God's decisions? Why do Peter and Jude promote belief in imprisoned spirits? Why does Paul describe evil spirits in terms of geographical rulership? Who are the glorious ones that even angels dare not rebuke? After listening to this book, you may never read your Bible the same way again. There is a world referred to in the scripture that is quite unseen, but also quite present and active. Michael Heiser's The Unseen Realm seeks to unmask this world. Heiser shows how important it is to understand this world and appreciate how its contribution helps to make sense of scripture. The book is clear and well done, treating many ideas and themes that often go unseen themselves. With this book, such themes will no longer be neglected, so listen to it and discover a new realm for reflection about what scripture teaches.
©2015 Michael S. Heiser (P)2015 Michael S. Heiser
Who wants to settle for fleeting treasures on earth... when God offers everlasting treasures in Heaven? It's time to rethink our perspectives on money and possessions. In this thoroughly researched and extensively updated classic, Randy Alcorn shows us how to view them accurately as God's provision for our good, the good of others, and his glory. Alcorn presents a biblical and comprehensive view of money and possessions. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2003 Randy Alcorn (P)2009 Oasis
Break Through the Language Barrier, Expand Your Understanding The Amplified Bible is a Literal Equivalent translation that, by using synonyms and definitions, both explains and expands the meaning of words in the text. This unique system of translation allows the reader to more completely and clearly grasp the meaning as it was understood in the original Hebrew and Greek languages. For example, the Greek word pisteuo, which the vast majority of versions render as believe. That simple translation, however, hardly does justice to the many meanings contained in the Greek pisteuo: to adhere to, cleave to; to trust to have faith in; to rely on, to depend on.
©1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 The Lockman Foundation (P)2007 TAW Global, LLC
The writings that make up the New Testament stand at the very foundation of Christianity. But while Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the other books of the New Testament are known to almost everyone, the writings that Christians produced in the decades that followed these earliest compositions remain shrouded in virtual anonymity. Who were the Apostolic Fathers? Why were they given that name? And what windows into the shaping of Christianity's canon, church hierarchy, and creed are opened for us with an understanding of works that include the letters of 1 Clement or Ignatius, the Didache of the Apostles, or the Letter to Diognetus? These 24 lectures introduce what is considered the most important collection of post-New Testament writings. Although largely unknown and unread, these writings provide a treasure trove of insights into Christianity, and they are crucial to understanding the development of a religion that was shaped largely outside the pages of the New Testament itself. From the struggle for power and the beginnings of church hierarchy to electrifying 19th-century discoveries, this course is an extremely useful addition to the shelves of anyone who is fascinated by the history of ancient Christianity and its evolution into the dominant religion it is today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2005 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2005 The Great Courses
Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator. Christianity could be defined as a cold case: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to listeners intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires listeners to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.
©2013 J. Warner Wallace (P)2021 One Audiobooks
The world has a way of defining you if you dont know who you are before you get out there. (Candace Cameron Bure) As a woman in todays world, you know what its like to feel pressure on all sides from clashing cultural expectations. How can you stay true to who God has uniquely created you to be in the face of the script youve been given? Whats more, how can you stand your ground with grace? The classy confidence you know and love - whether its on set at Full House or Fuller House, Dancing with the Stars, The View, or Candaces Hallmark films - is no act. But it hasnt come easy. In fact, learning to stay true to herself with grace has been one of the biggest fights of Candaces life. The secret, she has learned, is kindness: its classy, unexpected, even counter-cultural, and ultimately wins the day. In Kind Is the New Classy, Candace reveals the thought patterns and practices that have empowered her to stay centered in who she is while practicing radical graciousness toward others. Whether youre navigating major life choices, questions of calling and career, relationships, or personal goals, this book will show you how to: Keep your cool under pressure Respond to criticism with grace Stay grounded yet go places in life Stay true to who you are despite the expectations of others Stay centered in what ultimately matters the most Kind Is the New Classy is your permission to go off-script, to say goodbye to societys "should"s, and to step into a new way to flourish as a woman today.
©2018 Candace Cameron Bure (P)2018 Zondervan
We are told: "With God, all things are possible." I think anyone who believes in God would say "yes" to that. But then we are told that: "God is Spirit, and the Spirit of God dwells in us." I think any man who believes that should make every effort to find out who God really is who "dwells in us". He is Spirit, and "the Spirit of God dwells in us". This God creates all things. "By Him all things were made, and without Him was not anything made that was made."
©2016 LGT Publishing (P)2016 LGT Publishing
"Your love life needs this book." (Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, New York Times best-selling authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) "True Love Dates blends the wisdom of a counselor with the sage experience of a woman who has made a wise marital choice" (Gary Thomas, best-selling author of The Sacred Marriage and Sacred Search) Are you ready for a book that will revolutionize your love life? True Love Dates is the book that world-renown New York Times best-selling authors and relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott have claimed to be exactly what "your love life needs". Relationships are hard, aren't they? But what if they were never intended to be this difficult? In True Love Dates, professional counselor Debra Fileta encourages singles not to "kiss dating goodbye" but instead offers a new approach to dating by encouraging listeners to approach relationships in a way that is psychologically sound, emotionally healthy, and rooted in faith. What it comes down to is that healthy people make for healthy relationships. We often complicate that by entering relationships with our past baggage and preconceived ideas of what it means to find "the one". But the good news is that it is possible to find love in a way that honors both God and the opposite sex. Debra Fileta simplifies this process by offering a "3-stage approach" to finding true love by "dating inward", "outward", and "upward". She draws on her personal life and her experience as a professional counselor and provides a practical approach to finding and keeping a healthy relationship - but most importantly, to becoming healthy yourself. It's a book that is transforming lives and relationships. Why not see for yourself?
©2013 Debra K. Fileta (P)2018 Two Words Publishing LLC
"The Promises of God are like the rudder to a ship. Reviewing them sets the direction for your whole life." In this feature message from The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind, Bill Johnson discusses mental and spiritual strategies for waging victorious spiritual warfare on the most important battle front: your mind.
©2018 Bill Johnson (P)2018 Destiny Image
God made your heart for love, joy, peace, and wholeness. But pastors say that more than 90% of their congregations struggle with unforgiveness - and unforgiveness can make us forget what we were made for. What if the most pervasive sin of our day is invisible, hidden deep inside our hearts? What if it affects every aspect of our lives and relationships so quietly and insidiously that most of us miss it altogether? Bruce Wilkinson believes unforgiveness is that sin. Through the teachings of Jesus, The Freedom Factor reveals the link between our suffering and our unforgiveness. But it also shows how to forgive - for real and forever. The story doesn't have to end with the pain of our wounds. Whatever happened to us happened. But the God who made your heart has shown a way past the wounds, back to the life and love that we were made for - a path toward freedom.
©2016 BrazosPress (P)2016 Oasis Audio
What does it mean to be human? We've all heard it said: It's who you are that matters, not what you do. Really? Where do the scriptures teach that? After all, from the first page of the Bible forward, human beings were made to rule over the Earth, to gather up the raw materials of planet Earth, and to carve out a world. Theologically rich yet down to earth and practical, Garden City speaks to all of us who are searching for our calling in life or just trying to find meaning in the everyday. In the end this audiobook is an invitation to ask the ancient, primal, human question: Why am I here, and what should I do about it? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Zondervan (P)2015 Oasis Audio
At the very heart of God is the passionate disposition to be in loving fellowship with you. From the human side of this equation it is meditative prayer that ushers us into this divine-human fellowship. Richard Foster, best-selling author and founder of Renovare, writes these words as one who has experienced what they describe. And in this new book he will beautifully guide you in this transformational way, that you might come to know deeper fellowship with God. Weaving together quotes and stories from the lives of mothers and fathers of the faith as well as powerful encounters with God from his own life, Foster describes the riches of quieting your mind and heart in order to listen to and obey God more closely. Along the way, at perhaps his clearest, most practical best, he also provides the biblical teaching and step-by-step help you need to begin this prayer practice for yourself. The journey into meditative prayer is not easy, but it is essential. And, as Foster shows, it's possible, even in the midst of the noisy, often chaotic world we live in. Your soul can become a sanctuary where you fellowship with the very God of the universe, who knows you and loves you deeply.
©2011 eChristian, Inc. (P)2011 eChristian, Inc.
Articulate your faith to a skeptical world. For more than 40 years, Evidence That Demands a Verdict has convinced skeptics of the Bibles reliability, helped believers articulate their faith, and given them the vital facts they need to defend Gods Word and lead others to faith in Jesus. In this Bible study, based on the completely updated and expanded classic, Josh and his son, Sean, focus on Jesus and the Gospels. Learn how the books of the New Testament came into being and why you can be sure they are historically reliable. Examine why the claims Jesus made about himself are true, how he fulfilled Old Testament prophecies about himself, and how we can know the resurrection took place. This study is for anyone who has ever been stumped by arguments against Christianity or the Bible - or has wondered for themselves if the Bibles depiction of Jesus is true and not just a made-up fairy tale. The Audio Bible Study series provides a unique learning experience. Instead of sitting down to watch a video teaching for Bible study, listen to the same quality Bible study content on the go! Whether you listen on your commute, while walking outside, or over a lunch break, you can access high-quality audio Bible studies wherever you are. Get the most out of the teaching by diving into the accompanying study guide (sold separately) to walk through reflection questions and individual Bible study to go deeper.
©2019 Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
Struggling to connect with your teen? Never before has raising teens been so perplexing. If you are wondering what on earth you're doing wrong, you're not alone. But there is hope. By learning to meaningfully express love amid your teens' many changes, you can stay connected, maintain influence, and help them grow into healthy adults. Dr. Gary Chapman will help you: Understand today's teenagers Identify your teen's primary love language Discover how to best express love to your teen Address your teen's need for independence and responsibility Respond with love and wisdom when your teen fails Raising teens is tough, but with Dr. Chapman's expert advice and practical examples, you can do it - and do it well. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Moody Publishers (P)2016 Oasis Audio
A modern, practical, and inspiring guide to creating deep heart connections with kids by regularly creating new experiences and intentional adventures together. Parents today complain of fragmented relationships with their kids. What parents yearn for - and their kids too - is deep, heart-to-heart connections. But how can parents compete with all the other noise fighting for their kids' attention? The answer, says Greta Eskridge, is to break free from regular routines and familiar comforts of home to experience new places and adventures - even if those adventures go awry. From simply reading a book together to going on an overnight backpacking trip, activities together provide unique and crucial bonding opportunities. Adventuring Together highlights Greta's stories of doing just that, including: an array of ideas for outdoor and indoor ventures, what to do when your finances are limited, and how to adventure if your family can't hit the hiking trail or spend the night at a campground. Giving listeners the tools to make adventures happen, Adventuring Together is a step-by-step guide for parents - whether in the city or the country - to start building connections today that will last a lifetime.
©2020 Greta Eskridge (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
You are about to enter a vision-zone of heaven descending upon the Earth unveiled before Isaiah, the first of the prophets, the prophet of Zion. The book of Isaiah is an enormous collection of prophecies described as "The Vision". It is not simply a teaching or a historical record; it is the overarching vision of the heart of God revealed to His seer-prophet. This vision spans the ages and touches every nation on Earth, becoming a collective overview of all that God has planned. The prophecies are vast and their grand themes are unrivaled in all of Scripture. With panoramic insight, Isaiah preaches about the virgin birth of Christ, the Bride of Christ, and the New Jerusalem. These prophecies also present a description of the cataclysmic judgments, the survival of a holy remnant emerging in Zion, and the canopy of glory that is coming to Earth. The poetic message of Isaiah is one of victory, hope, comfort, and restoration of all things. Explore the vision of a man who saw the glory of God and spoke with burning lips, for true prophetic ministry flows from this vision until it grows into a burden.
©2018 BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC (P)2018 BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC
Your 20s are your defining decade, the time in which you are setting the course for the rest of your life. You don't want to look back later and realize you ended up somewhere you never intended to go in the first place. How do you block out all the lies, half-truths, and "supposed-to's" constantly assaulting you from articles, social media posts, and well-meaning friends and family? How do you find something real, something true, something infused with purpose and meaning? Funny, vulnerable, and to the point, this book exposes the false beliefs that can derail your current happiness and future impact, like having big dreams is naïve; success just happens; everyone else is experiencing the success you were supposed to; when you fail you're a failure; and many more. This story-driven book shows you that you're not alone in your insecurities and second-guessing, then shows you how to replace the lies with the truth - that you can live a life of purpose, earn a good paycheck, leave a legacy, and have fun doing it.
©2021 Paul Angone (P)2021 eChristian
In May 2003 prominent philosopher, author, and professor J. P. Moreland awoke in the middle of the night to a severe panic attack. Though often anxious by temperament and upbringing, Moreland had never experienced such an incident before. Thus began an extended battle with debilitating anxiety and depression. More than a decade later, Moreland continues to manage mental illness. Yet along the way he's moved from shame and despair to vulnerability and hope. In Finding Quiet Moreland comes alongside fellow sufferers with encouragement and practical, hard-won advice. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 20 percent of Americans suffer from mental illness, and people in the pews are not immune. Moreland explores the spiritual and physical aspects of mental illness, pointing readers toward sound sources of information, treatment, and recovery. Bracing and honest, Finding Quiet will validate the experiences of believers with mental illness, remind them they are not alone, and provide reassurance that they can not only survive but thrive again. Resources and study summaries available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 J. P. Moreland (P)2019 Zondervan
In theology, just as in battle, some hills are worth dying on. But how do we know which ones? When should doctrine divide, and when should unity prevail? Pastor Gavin Ortlund makes the case that while all doctrines matter, some are more essential than others. He considers how and what to prioritize in doctrine and ministry, encouraging humility and grace along the way. Using four basic categories of doctrine in order of importance, this book helps new and seasoned church leaders alike wisely labor both to uphold doctrine and to preserve unity.
©2020 Gavin Ortlund (P)2020 eChristian
From the late Roman Empire all the way to our own time, no continuously existing institution or belief system has wielded as much influence as Christianity, no figure as much as Jesus. Worshipped around the globe by more than a billion people, he is undoubtedly the single most important figure in the story of Western civilization and one of the most significant in world history altogether. Yet who was Jesus of Nazareth? What was he like? It's a question that's been pondered by people and groups of varying convictions for more than 2,000 years. And everyone with even the faintest knowledge, says Professor Ehrman, has an opinion - with those opinions differing not only among laypeople but even among professional scholars who have devoted their lives to the task of reconstructing what the historical Jesus was probably like and what he most likely said and did. This series of 24 lectures from an award-winning teacher and scholar approaches the subject from a purely historical perspective, with no intention of affirming or denying any particular theological beliefs. He explains why it has proven so difficult to know about the "Jesus of history" and reveals the kinds of conclusions modern scholars have drawn about him. He begins with a discussion of the four New Testament Gospels - our principle source of knowledge about Jesus - and other sources, explaining what they are, how they came to be written, and how biblical scholars plumb them for historical understanding, before integrating them into the historical context of Jesus' life and a scholarly reconstruction of Jesus' words and deeds in light of the best available historical methods and evidence. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2000 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2000 The Great Courses
Pastor and cofounder of the Bethel School of Ministry Kris Vallotton walks Christians through the profound process of discovering their true identity and experiencing the wonder of their kingdom purposes. Christians are often told that they were born with a purpose that reaches beyond their human strivings, but most are not sure how to break past the daily struggles holding them back, much less how to fully step into their callings. As a pastor and the cofounder of the Bethel School of Ministry, Kris Vallotton has been teaching Christians all over the world how to walk in wholeness and purpose for more than 17 years. In Destined to Win, he passes on the lessons that will help readers discover who they really are, overcome destructive behaviors, and become equipped for their kingdom purposes. Confronting the challenges that limit Christians - such as living shackled by past pain, fear, and unforgiveness - Vallotton offers practical solutions to the often complex problems that undermine their destinies and derail their purposes. With personal stories and biblical teaching, Destined to Win combines practical wisdom and profound revelation to unlock the latent potential present in each person. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2017 Kris Vallotton (P)2017 Thomas Nelson
What different kinds of books are in the New Testament? When, how, and why were they written? And why did some books, and not others, come to be collected into what Christians came to consider the canon of scripture that would define their belief for all time? With these 12 lectures, get a fast-moving yet thorough introduction to these and other key issues in the development of Christianity. Designed to deepen the understanding of both Christians and non-Christians alike, this lecture series takes as its perspective the historical, rather than the theological, issues behind the development of the Bible. And it's an illuminating perspective, indeed, ranging across issues of language, oral history, the physical limitations of spreading the written word at a time when the printing press lay far in the future, and, of course, the theological forces that were shaping Christianity, molding a commonly accepted canon from the various expressions of the faith spreading across the ancient world. Professor Ehrman recreates the context of the times in which the canon was being assembled so that you can understand what the message of each written work would have meant to ancient Christians. You'll come to see how the diverse books of the New Testament were gathered together into the form we now know, whether it's the four canonical Gospels (whose authorship was only attributed by later Christians), the book of Acts, the 21 Epistles, or the book of Revelation (sometimes called the Apocalypse of John). These lectures are a compelling introduction not only to the development of the Christian canon, but to all of the forces that would play a role in early Christian history. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2005 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2005 The Great Courses
This program is read by Brian D. McLaren From the author of A New Kind of Christianity comes a bold proposal: only doubt can save the world and your faith. "Will help you live fuller and breathe easier. (Glennon Doyle) Sixty-five million adults in the U.S. have dropped out of active church attendance and about 2.7 million more are leaving every year. Faith After Doubt is for the millions of people around the world who feel that their faith is falling apart. Using his own story and the stories of a diverse group of struggling believers, Brian D. McLaren, a former pastor and now an author, speaker, and activist shows how old assumptions are being challenged in nearly every area of human life, not just theology and spirituality. He proposes a four-stage model of faith development in which questions and doubt are not the enemy of faith, but rather a portal to a more mature and fruitful kind of faith. The four stages - Simplicity, Complexity, Perplexity, and Harmony - offer a path forward that can help sincere and thoughtful people leave behind unnecessary baggage and intensify their commitment to what matters most. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Essentials
©2021 Brian D. McLaren (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
Good communication is essential in a good marriage. In this unique book, best-selling author and pastor John Hagee and his wife, Diana, present a husband's and wife's point of view on communicating more effectively. Designed as two books in one, John's What Every Man Wants in a Woman and Diana's What Every Woman Wants in a Man will bless couples married for years, young and newly married couples, and even singles. Written in a easy-to-read, conversational style, this audiobook, which features anecdotes and jokes, as well as the latest statistics on marriages, will appeal to both men and women equally. "Remember this: your marriage can be a better marriage, or it can be a bitter marriage. The choice is entirely up to you. Do not allow your past to control your future. You will never conquer, or change, what you refuse to confront." - John Hagee "What women want in a man may not be what God wants them to have. What women want in a man is not as easily received as we may think. We have much to do with what we want from others." - Diana Hagee
©2007 John Hagee (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Tradition suggests Mary Magdalene was a prostitute and Jesus was born in a barn. But what does the Bible really say? Armed with her theology degree, archaeological experience, and sharp wit, Amanda Hope Haley clears up misconceptions of Bible stories and encourages you to dig into Scripture as it is written rather than accept versions altered by centuries of human interpretations. Providing context with native languages, historical facts, literary genres, and relevant anecdotes, Haley demonstrates how Scripture - when read in its original context - is more than a collection of fairy tales or a massive rule book. It's God's revelation of himself to us. She teaches you to... Understand how the books of the Bible were written, transmitted, and translated Recognize the differences between genuine Scripture and popular doctrines Boldly seek God in his own words, ask questions of tradition, and find answers in the texts Grow in your understanding of God and appreciation of the Bible's intimate and complex revelation of his nature It's time to abandon the gods of tradition, and meet God in his word.
©2019 Amanda Hope Haley (P)2019 eChristian
The world is witnessing its worst refugee crisis in recorded history, and the videos and images that have surfaced are harrowing. Many of us wonder how we can help, but at the same time we are nervous - we want to be compassionate, but we are concerned about the risks. Seeking Refuge speaks right into that tension. It explores the salient issues and dilemmas, the theological and moral arguments, the economic costs and benefits of welcoming refugees, and more. Informed by real stories from refugee communities around the world, Seeking Refuge will equip you for a compassionate response to refugees and other displaced people, one that displays God's redeeming power to a broken world. The church has an opportunity to lead out on one of the most important issues of our time. Someday our Lord will say, "I was a stranger and you welcomed me...." Will he be talking about us?
©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian
New York Times Best Seller From one of the worlds most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called Christ, and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives. Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this book. (Melinda Gates) In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesuss last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center. Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of Gods constant, unfolding work in the world. God loves things by becoming them, he writes, and Jesuss life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God - except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognize the Creators presence all around us, and in everyone we meet. Thought-provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is.
©2019 Richard Rohr (P)2019 Random House Audio
Women in all seasons of life can feel alone, longing for encouragement, guidance, and wisdom from someone who has been there before. They would value the wealth of knowledge and wisdom from older women's experiences, but often these women don't feel equipped to offer help. This audiobook is a starting place, meant to be a springboard for mentoring discussions between older and younger women, setting the biblical basis for mentoring from Titus 2 before outlining 11 lessons that guide their time together. Each lesson focuses on a topic such as God's word, prayer, contentment, temptation, and church, with activities for before, during, and after the mentoring session. Younger and older women will grow together as they use these lessons to walk through life together.
©2020 Melissa B. Kruger (P)2020 eChristian
Here is the best of the audio from the famous Catholic television program, Life is Worth Living! For more than 30 years, Archbishop Fulton Sheen was the voice of the Catholic Church, with his radio and television ministries that touched hearts all over the world. His wisdom and gentle insight are once again available in digitally remastered audio recorded from his live programs. This magnificent series is the most comprehensive explanation of the Catholic vision of life ever offered - spoken in simple, graspable language, but not afraid to face the hard questions. Part 1 of 2.
©1950 St. Joseph Communications (P)2008 Casscom Media
It's okay to have needs of your own You fell in love with him. But over time you've come to realize he's in love with himself - and you feel trapped. His needs, his problems, and his plans always seem to take precedence over yours. Dr. David Hawkins, director of the Marriage Recovery Center, offers a guide to help you identify signs of narcissism, understand how your loved one's issues are affecting you, and prepare a biblical game plan for freeing yourself to live courageously in light of God's love. Whether the man in your life can be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), exhibits narcissistic traits and emotionally abusive behavior, or has arrogant and self-centered tendencies, the emotional pain he causes you is very real. Discover the truths, wisdom, and grace you need to spark change in your relationship, set boundaries, and experience healing.
©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian
To some, the "Song of Songs" is a simple love story of a man and a maiden. But for those with enlightened hearts, it becomes the key that unlocks the treasure chest of Gods divine love. No other portion of Scripture has such power to reveal the journey of those longing to know Jesus like the "Song of Songs", Solomons great prophetic epic that Jesus himself sings over you. The Holy Spirit has hidden within the "Song of Songs" an amazing journey. Unlock this mystery as you listen to The Sacred Journey, a verse-by-verse commentary on the "Song of Songs" that will lead every hungry soul to discover Gods fiery heart of love.
©2015 BroadStreet® Publishing Group, LLC (P)2018 BroadStreet® Publishing Group, LLC
The smash hit Left Behind saga, the best-selling inspirational series of all time, comes to its extraordinary conclusion in this thrilling audiobook. Glorious Appearing picks up the action following the cosmic battle of the ages, and not all the members of the Tribulation Force have survived! The Antichrist is assembling his massive armies and preparing for one final struggle. Hunkered down at Petra with more than one million members of the Jewish Remnant, the Tribulation Force joins the believers in turning eyes to the heavens. For only the Glorious Appearing of Christ can stop the Antichrist from ascending the throne of God.
©2004 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC
Have you experienced an ongoing trial that left you wrung out emotionally? Do you feel alone in your pain? Though suffering often leaves us feeling isolated, God invites us into the community of the Trinity and offers us many companions in scripture. We experience loneliness alongside the exiled Israelites. We journey with David as he pleads to God for rescue. With Asaph we confess our unbelief. With Job we learn to lament. With Mary and Martha we learn to wait. In God's community, there is sweet fellowship, even in the hardest of circumstances. Journey in this book with Wendy Alsup through her story of suffering, and more importantly, with the God who walks with us in the wilderness.
©2020 Wendy H. Alsup (P)2020 eChristian
Grocery shopping. Soccer practice. Dirty dishes. Motherhood is tough, and it often feels like the to-do list just gets longer and longer every day - making it hard to experience true joy in God, our children, and the gospel. In this encouraging book for frazzled moms, Gloria Furman helps us reorient our vision of motherhood around what the Bible teaches. Showing how to pursue a vibrant relationship with God - even when discouragement sets in and the laundry still needs to be washed - this book will help you treasure Christ more deeply no matter how busy you are.
©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian
So many people today have an unhealthy need for affirmation and are unable to feel good about themselves without it. These "approval addicts" spend their time in a constant struggle with low self-esteem and emotional turmoil, which leads to major problems in their relationships with others. In her latest book, Joyce Meyer provides a path to release from the overwhelming need for acceptance from the outside world, an acceptance that is unfulfilling and leads only to disappointment. Through an analysis of what makes an "approval addict" and the ways to find release from specific character traits that foster addiction, Joyce provides a supportive voice and a personal understanding of the effect of insecurity in one's life. Her abiding message is that God provides all the affirmation anyone needs and through Him they can attain freedom. Begin the journey toward self-understanding and learn to: Accept who you are. All of us struggle with our sense of worthiness. Joyce's goal is to help us understand that we are all whole in God, regardless of our flaws. Address your approval addictions. Understanding the specific character traits that foster addiction, and how our past is often a factor in our behavior, is a major step in overcoming our insecurities. Break the pattern for the future. Only by taking conscious steps toward accepting ourselves and examining our motives, and by depending on the God who loves us regardless, can we finally begin to break the chains of insecurity and move toward a life free from emotional pain. God tells us over and over in the Bible that we are loved and we are worthy. Begin now to overcome your approval addiction by taking an honest look at who you are and how you feel about yourself.
©2005 Joyce Meyer, Inc. (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks
Grace or truth
or both? Truth without grace breeds self-righteousness and crushing legalism. Grace without truth breeds deception and moral compromise. Is it possible to embrace both in balance? Jesus did. Randy Alcorn offers a simple yet profound two-point checklist of Christlikeness. In the end, says Alcorn, we dont need grace or truth. We need grace and truth. And for people to see Jesus in us, they must see both.
©2009 Randy Alcorn (P)2011 Oasis
Ever confused about the Trinity? Are there three Gods or One? And how is the Trinity important to my life? Take a deep look inside this book for the answers.
There is so much more to your life when you allow God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to be inseparable parts of your existence. With your Heavenly Father, Big Brother, and Best Friend by your side, you can reach the impossible and do the unthinkable. Learn about Heaven's family and the Divine resources offered to you to succeed in life. Learn from the real testimonies from people who have been touched by this glorious revelation.
Take one step closer to the three greatest loves of your life and have an experience of your own with this great Fellowship. Sunshine Alena Rodgers has been actively serving and pursuing God since 2004. She is so intrigued by the deep personal depths of God and enjoys spending her time getting to know the wonderment of the Trinity and Heaven. She currently resides in the sunny state of Florida with her husband, Travis. They live to see God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit move in their lives and in the lives of others around them. This is Sunshine's first book.
©2019 Sunshine Rodgers (P)2019 Sunshine Rodgers
God purposely created you to fulfill an amazing plan that he has in mind just for you. And the Bible is the key to discovering your purpose and the tailor-made journey He's prepared for you. The question is how do you get what you need from God's Word and put it to work in your life? How do you transform your mind, words and attitudes so you can have the life you're ultimately designed to live? In these five teachings from the 2015 Love Life Women's Conference, you'll get practical, inspiring messages from Joyce, Darlene Zschech, and Craig Groeschel that reveal...How to make up your mind and keep it set on things that really matter; Three ways you can be an encourager, like God; Why compromise leads to a frustrating life, straddling the fence between the kingdom of God and the world; How to get through the valleys of life by believing and speaking the Word; And ways you can stand up, stand out and shine for Jesus! Make a determined decision to live up to your full potential in Christ, in every area of your life. It's time for you to stand up, stand out and shine!
©2015 Joyce Meyer Ministries (P)2015 Joyce Meyer Ministries
Prophecy experts Tim LaHaye, author of the mega - bestselling Left Behind series, and Ed Hindson team up in Global Warning - now in trade paper - to write this powerful report on the earth's final hour. For ages people have speculated about how the world will end. How can we discern the real clues from the many false alarms? LaHaye and Hindson examine ancient Bible prophecies in light of today's news headlines and provide a panoramic survey of the final signs that will serve as God's global warning to the people of all nations. Jesus promised He would someday return to Earth to bring judgment and set up His kingdom. He even reveals specific details about what will happen. What are those details? What can we expect? Will terrorism, nuclear threats, and the Middle East crisis have a part? Are there other clues we may have missed? This captivating page-turner is a book with an urgent message for Christians and non-Christians alike!
©2008 Ed Hindson & Tim F. LaHaye (P)2008 Oasis Audio
In this revised best-selling audiobook, Peter Scazzero outlines a road map for discipleship with Jesus that is powerfully transformative. He unveils what's wrong with our current definition of "spiritual growth" and offers not only a model of spirituality that actually works, but seven steps to change that will help you experience authentic faith and hunger for God. Peter Scazzero learned the hard way: You can't be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Even though he was the pastor of a growing church, he did what most people do: Avoid conflict in the name of Christianity Ignore his anger, sadness, and fear Use God to run from God Live without boundaries Eventually God awakened him to a biblical integration of emotional health and the spiritual practice of slowing down and quieting your life for to experience a firsthand relationship with Jesus. It created nothing short of a spiritual revolution in Scazzero, in his church, and now, in thousands of other churches. In this updated edition, Scazzero shares new stories and principles as he outlines his journey and the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. Then he provides seven biblical, reality-tested ways to break through to the revolutionary life Christ meant for you. Check out the full line of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality audiobooks dedicated to many different key areas of life. Workbooks, study guides, curriculum, and Spanish editions are also available.
©2014 Peter Scazzero (P)2015 Zondervan
Common Prayer helps today's diverse church pray together across traditions and denominations. With an ear to the particulars of how various liturgical traditions pray, and using an advisory team of liturgy experts, the authors have created a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of each tradition. Tools for prayer are scattered throughout to aid those who are unfamiliar with liturgy and to deepen the prayer life of those who are familiar with liturgical prayer. Ultimately, Common Prayer makes liturgy dance, taking the best of the old and bringing new life to it with a fresh fingerprint for the contemporary renewal of the church. Churches and individuals who desire a deeper prayer life and those familiar with Shane Claiborne and New Monasticism will enjoy the tools offered in this book as a fresh take on liturgy.
©2010 Shane Claiborne (P)2010 Zondervan
While many of us struggle to understand it, the Trinity is one of the most important teachings of the Christian faith. It defines God's very essence and describes how he relates to us. And while it can be a difficult concept to get our heads around, it is crucial for believers to understand how God explains his triune nature in his word. In this book, James R. White offers a concise, understandable explanation of what the Trinity is and why it matters. While refuting the distortions of God presented by various cults, Dr. White shows how understanding this teaching leads to renewed worship and a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian. And amid today's emphasis on the renewing work of the Holy Spirit, The Forgotten Trinity is a balanced look at all three persons of the Trinity. May this book deepen your understanding of this important doctrine while also drawing you closer to the triune God himself.
©1998 James R. White (P)2019 Two Words Publishing LLC
Jesus Christ did not die on the cross so you and I could have a nice day. Ministers and teachers who water down the Gospel of Christ in order to make it more popular and appealing may be leading their fun-loving audiences down the road to eternal punishment. This book is John MacArthur's unflinching, unapologetic treatise on the modern tendency to alter the true message of Christianity in order to meet the whims and desires of a culture hoping for nonconfrontational messages, easy answers, and superficial commitments. Too many people just want a Madison Avenue Jesus to make them well, make them happy, and make them prosperous. But Jesus Christ isn't a personal genie. He is the Savior. He died in agony to satisfy the wrath of a holy God and to forgive the sins of humankind. Faith in Him demands a willingness to make any sacrifice He asks. The hard truth about Christianity is that the cost is high, but the rewards are priceless: abundant and eternal life that comes only from faithfully following Christ.
©2006 John MacArthur (P)2006 Thomas Nelson Publishers
Do you know this person? He eats cereal out of a large mixing bowl. Her bedroom looks like a garbage dump... on a good day. If there were an Academy Award for eye-rolling, hed win. She changes outfits three times before breakfast... Congratulations! You have a teenager in your home. Life will never quite be the same again (of course, you already know that). But it can be better than youve ever dreamed. In fact, youre just five days away from your teenager asking, What can I do to help? Guaranteed! With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, internationally recognized family expert and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman will help you: gain respect - even admiration - from your teenager establish healthy boundaries and workable guidelines communicate with the whatever generation turn selfish behavior around navigate the critical years with confidence pack your teenagers bags with what he or she needs for life now and in the future become the major difference-maker in your teenagers life. With Dr. Lemans instinct and insight, plus an index with gutsy advice on 75 hot-button issues that keep parents up at night, Have a New Teenager by Friday will help you get real results - real fast. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2011 Kevin Leman (P)2011 Oasis Audio
Sixteen equipping messages by Ray Comfort from the original series Hell's Best Kept Secret.
©2020 Ray Comfort (P)2020 Living Waters
This is not another audiobook about what you should or shouldnt eat or how to exercise. This is an audiobook containing two major revelations I received that I believe will help the large majority of people needing to lose weight who have not been able to. It is not always just about the food we eat. A spiritual law may be keeping you fat. If you have tried traditional means to lose weight; if you have tried all the diets, each time becoming more disappointed than before; if you have exercised until you injured yourself or nearly passed out; if you have felt like a failure for years because you just could not get the weight off, then I have good news for you. After praying for many years for revelation about weight gain that just will not budge, the Lord revealed to me a spiritual law that had been working silently against me for decades, along with another factor from my past that I began working on right away. I cant promise you these issues are what is keeping weight on you, but it definitely is what was keeping it on me. I am almost 60 years old, so to lose any weight at all is almost a miracle even on very low-calorie, low-fat diets. Upon these revelations, I literally lost almost four pounds in four days, and I was actually eating more than usual. It is my prayer you will find new freedom and weight loss after listening to this audiobook and praying the prayers in it. May we all get free and walk out the remainder of our journeys on earth in thin, healthy bodies.
©2018 Glynda Lomax (P)2018 Glynda Lomax
Franciscan priest Richard Rohr feels that there is no more challenging spiritual issue than the problem of the self". Most of contemporary spiritual teaching, he believes, is still trying to inspire and fortify the private self, the autonomous "I". Even much church work is trying to evangelize and sacramentalize what many would call "the false self". Basic transformation is not expected, but merely a new set of beliefs and practices or loyal membership in a new group. This only confirms the disguise of the ego, but does not truly offer a "new creation". Both the individual and society remain largely unchanged. Rohr suggests that until the false assumptions of Western individualism are clearly faced and experienced by religious believers (and they are the only ones fully prepared to face it), there will be no real breakthroughs for Christianity or any religion. He makes reference to the work of Ken Wilber, Thomas Merton, Eckhart Tolle, the mystical tradition especially of Julian of Norwich, and the new paradigms offered by quantum physics. In a presentation that embraces the challenge, inspiration, and the genuine hope that is offered by the Gospel of Jesus, Rohr illustrates the implications of transformation both for individuals and for society at large.
©2003 Center for Action and Contemplation (P)2003 St. Anthony Messenger Press
An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century In 1962, Don and Carol Richardson risked their lives to share the gospel with the Sawi people of New Guinea. Peace Child tells their unforgettable story of living among these headhunters and cannibals who valued treachery through fattening victims with friendship before the slaughter. God gave Don and Carol the key to the Sawi hearts via a redemptive analogy from their own mythology. The peace child became the secret to unlocking a value system that existed through generations over centuries, possibly millenniums, of time. This analogy became a stepping-stone by which the gospel came into the Sawi culture and started both a spiritual and a social revolution from within. With an epilogue updating how the gospel has impacted the Sawi people, Peace Child will inspire a new generation of readers who need to hear this unforgettable story and the lessons it teaches us about communicating Christ in a meaningful way to those around us.
©2007 Don Richardson (P)2008 christianaudio.com
In The Interior Castle, Carmelite nun, mystic, and patron saint of Spain Teresa of Ávila uses the metaphor of a giant crystal castle to explain her theory of the soul and the various stages it passes through as it progresses towards God. Beginning in the outer rooms, where demons are fought and vices are purged, the soul must reach the inner chambers, where it will enter betrothal and intimate union with God. Prayer is central to the journey, as the soul is guided by its practice and each phase represents a different category of devotion. Originally written as counsel for the sisters in her convent, The Interior Castle is a poignant and poetic reflection on prayer, humility, and self- knowledge, and the path towards a deeper communion with God. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Public Domain (P)2019 Naxos Audiobooks
A comprehensive biblical study of the Nephilim giants - Prepare for startling revelations from the pages of the holy Bible. 6,000 years ago a war began. A war to rule Heaven and Earth that dates all the way back to the Garden of Eden. In the garden, God told Satan that one day a woman would give birth to a male child - the Messiah, who would redeem humanity and destroy him. In order to prevent this childs birth, Satan instigated a fallen angelic rebellion. A group of angels broke off their allegiance to the Lord and entered the earthly realm to corrupt the human gene pool and prevent the Saviors birth. These fallen angels (sons of God) took human wives (daughters of men) and had children with them. Their offspring - hybrid half-human, half-angelic beings, were superhuman giants known as the Nephilim. With human DNA corrupted and humanity hanging in the balance, The Lord unleashed a punishment against the Nephilim so severe, only Noah and his family would survive. New discoveries from scripture regarding the nephilim and their fallen angelic ancestors. This is a comprehensive Biblical study of the Nephilim. Exploring passages rarely connected to the giants, you will discover new revelations regarding the Nephilim including: Why did Pharaoh order all male children to be thrown in the river and Herod execute all male children in Bethlehem? The biblical location of the heavenly portal used by angels to enter the earthly realm. How were angels able to reproduce with human women? Who was the first human woman to marry the fallen sons of God and conceive a child? Who was the fallen angel who ruled the preflood world? All this will be answered and much, much more. This is the story of Gods enduring love for all people and his promise to bring redemption through the prophesied savior. This is Judgment Of The Nephilim.
©2018 Ryan Pitterson (P)2019 Ryan Pitterson
**Part 1 of 4** Unlock the Explosive Potential of Seeing Your Own Life Transformed! In Sparkling Gems from the Greek, Volume 2 Rick Renner offers a masterful blend of poignant personal memories, intriguing historical perspective, and penetrating insights into the believer's role in this present hour. Woven throughout these daily Gems, Rick shares more than 1,000 unique Greek word studies with teaching that will challenge you to adjust your actions, realign your attitudes, and act on the practical applications of truth that are pertinent to your own walk with God. Through it all, Rick guides you into a deeper understanding of God's Word to strengthen your faith and reignite fresh passion to pursue God's plan for your life. So unlock the explosive, life-altering potential in the audio of Sparkling Gems 2! It will stir up your heart each day to pursue the intimate, uncompromising walk with Jesus Christ that is essential for you to stand strong and victorious in the days ahead!
©2017 Rick Renner (P)2021 Harrison House Audio
Includes an audiobook exclusive interview with Lysa! New York Times best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows listeners how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected. What do you do when Gods timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful? Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of Gods goodness. Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to: Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations. Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes. Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle. Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us. Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth. Reflection questions available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 Lysa TerKeurst (P)2018 Thomas Nelson
In this expanded edition of his classic series The Holiness of God, Dr. R.C. Sproul provides a comprehensive, biblical survey of Gods holy character and demonstrates how the demands of His holiness are met in Christ.
©2008 R. C. Sproul (P)2013 Ligonier Ministries
Daniel had the most incredible career imaginable; he was transported as a teenage captive to a pagan empire and became the primary confidante to the ruler of Babylon. When Babylonia was taken over by its enemies, he rose to the second or third position in the Persian Empire. There are only two people in the Bible other than Jesus Christ of which no evil is spoken, Joseph and Daniel. The book of Daniel is in two halves: the first six chapters are historical, which deal with the adventures and career of this remarkable man. The second six chapters are some of the most pivotal and important prophecies of the entire Bible. Without a clear understanding of the book of Daniel, you will not understand the times in which we live.
©2004 Chuck Missler (P)2017 Chuck Missler
Shelter-in-place orders around the world have people questioning, "Does God see us? Can he help us through this nerve-racking time?" Dr. David Jeremiah shares through psalms that God is always walking beside us. Now is the time to Shelter in God. Renowned pastor and teacher Dr. David Jeremiah believes comfort can be found in the Psalms, both now during the coronavirus pandemic and during all of life's greatest challenges. This newly collected volume will show how finding refuge in God is always our safest place. Shelter in God offers hope in a time of uncertainty and relief to people who are experiencing real troubles and fear. Find ways to worship in times of trouble Experience prayer in pressure Show grace when you are at your wits end With Gods help, triumph over trouble Shelter in God is an invaluable source of help and encouragement for people facing major obstacles during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Portions of Shelter in God were previously included in Dr. Jeremiah's classic When Your World Falls Apart.
©2020 Dr. David Jeremiah (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
Trained as an evangelical Bible scholar, Peter Enns loved the Scriptures and shared his devotion by teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary. But the further he studied the Bible, the more he found himself confronted by questions that could neither be answered within the rigid framework of his religious instruction nor be accepted among the conservative evangelical community. Rejecting the increasingly complicated intellectual games used by conservative Christians to "protect" the Bible, Enns was conflicted. Is this what God really requires? How could God's plan for divine inspiration mean ignoring what is really written in the Bible? These questions eventually cost Enns his job - but they also opened a new spiritual path for him to follow. The Bible Tells Me So chronicles Enns's spiritual odyssey, how he came to see beyond restrictive doctrine and learned to embrace God's Word as it is actually written. As he explores questions progressive evangelical readers of Scripture commonly face yet fear voicing, Enns reveals that they are the very questions that God wants us to consider - the essence of our spiritual study.
©2014 Peter Enns (P)2015 Tantor
Isaiah was the most comprehensive of all prophets: His writing spans the entirety of history, from the creation of the world to the creation of "a new heavens and new earth". No other prophet matches his majestic eloquence on the glory of God and the redemptive work and sufferings of the coming Messiah, all the while making us clearly aware of God's abounding Grace. This study contains over 28 hours of verse-by-verse teaching.
©2001 Koinonia House (P)2018 Koinonia House
Best-selling author Bear Grylls is best known for his seven seasons on National Geographic's Man vs. Wild, his current NBC TV series, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and his adventures climbing ice cliffs, running through forest fires, and parachuting from balloons. Nature has taught Bear some important lessons, and behind every feat is a story of grit, determination, and strength found in faith. In Soul Fuel, Bear shares the backstories behind many of his most daring expeditions and how his faith gave him the purpose and power to carry on. In 365 devotions he explores themes of hope, courage, risk, heaven, and more. Soul Fuel is perfect for: Men and women Self-purchase or a gift for anyone wanting to deepen their faith Fans of Bear's TV series and those who love to listen about survival Nature has taught Bear some important lessons, and behind every feat is a story of grit, determination, and strength found in faith. By listening to Soul Fuel, you will discover: How to find joy during the most difficult times The importance of hope and taking risks How to create courage despite anxiety and fear Bear wants others to know, "I often don't feel very strong. Life can be a battle. We all feel that from time to time. But any strength I do have seems to come in the quiet moments at the start of my day. It comes when I am on my own, on my knees. It comes from taking time to be still with God.... So for me, starting my day like this really helps. It is like food. Like good fuel for the soul."
©2019 Bear Grylls (P)2019 Zondervan
Renowned pastor and New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller writes the book his fans have been asking for: A year-long daily devotional. The Book of Psalms is known as the Bibles songbook - Jesus knew all 150 psalms intimately, and relied on them to face every situation, including his death. Two decades ago, Tim Keller began reading the entire Book of Psalms every month. The Songs of Jesus is based on his accumulated years of study, insight, and inspiration recorded in his prayer journals. Kathy Keller came to reading the psalms as a support during an extended illness. Together they have distilled the meaning of each verse, inviting listeners into the vast wisdom of the psalms. If you have no devotional life yet, this book is a wonderful way to start. If you already spend time in study and prayer, understanding every verse of the psalms will bring you a new level of intimacy with God, unlocking your purpose within Gods kingdom.
©2015 Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller (P)2015 Penguin Audio
Faith alone is the foundational answer to the question, "What must I do to be saved?" The doctrine of justification by faith alone is at the center of Reformation theology, and remains critical for all believers today. This doctrine is continually under assault, yet without it, there is no gospel. In this lecture series, Dr. Sproul explores the doctrine of justification historically and theologically. He carefully defines each term in the phrase "justification by faith alone", while pointing to the imputation of a perfect righteousness found only in Jesus Christ.
©2016 Ligonier (P)2016 Ligonier
Health is something everyone wants. Billions of dollars are spent each year trying to retain or restore health. It is a basic desire of all mankind. Anyone who likes sickness must be mentally sick! Yet, religion has told us that God is the one who wants us sick. It even tries to make us believe that sickness is a blessing. That's just not true. God wants you well. Healing is in Christ's atonement. Jesus died for our health just as much as he died for the forgiveness of our sins. This has to be the foundation of our faith for healing. Many scriptures relate the healing of our bodies and the forgiveness of our sins in the same verse. Jesus went about healing all who were oppressed of the devil and told us to do the same. Jesus hasn't changed, it's the people who represent him who have changed. What about Paul's thorn in the flesh? It is commonly believed that the apostle Paul had a sickness for which he besought the Lord for healing three times, and the Lord wouldn't heal him. From that assumption, people teach that God sometimes wants us sick. In this book, Andrew reveals what Paul's thorn in the flesh was, and it wasn't sickness. If it is God's will to heal everyone, then why isn't everyone healed? It's not because of God. And it's not just because we don't have enough faith. We do have the faith to be healed. Jesus said the problem is our unbelief - unbelief cancels out faith. Instead of trying to get more faith or bigger faith, we just need a pure faith that isn't negated by unbelief. There are laws that govern the spiritual world just as there are laws that govern the physical realm. Electricity has been around since the beginning of the world, but mankind didn't benefit from electricity until recently, not because it didn't work, but because of our ignorance of the laws of electricity. Likewise, God's healing is here and available. It's only our ignorance of the laws which control the flow of God's power that keeps us from benefiting from it.
©2009 Andrew Wommack (P)2020 Harrison House Audio
The Bible Study Source series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, Forgiving What You Can't Forget includes high-quality, live audio sessions from the author that cover this important Bible-based topic. These sessions will reflect the ambiance of the unique recording locations, immersing the listener into the teaching. Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind? You know you can't go on living like this, but you don't know what to do next. And you just don't know if you'll ever get past it. Lysa TerKeurst has walked this journey, wrestling with deep wounds that feel impassible and struggling to move forward. And she's discovered that, to find life-giving freedom, we have to let go of our bound-up resentment and resistance to forgiving people who've hurt us. With deep empathy, therapeutic insight, and rich Bible teaching coming out of 1,000 hours of study, Lysa helps us: learn how to move on when the other person refuses to change and never says they're sorry; walk through a step-by-step process to free ourselves from the hurt of our past and feel less offended today; discover what the Bible really says about forgiveness and the peace that comes from living it out right now; identify what's stealing trust and vulnerability from our relationships so we can believe there is still good ahead; disempower the triggers hijacking our emotions by embracing the two necessary parts of forgiveness. Designed for use with the Forgiving What You Can't Forget Study Guide (sold separately).
©2020 Lysa TerKeurst (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist argues that Christianity requires the least faith of all worldviews because it is the most reasonable. The authors lay out the evidence for truth, God, and the Bible in logical order and in a readable, non-technical, engaging style. A valuable aid to those interested in examining the reasonableness of the Christian faith, Geisler and Turek provide a firm challenge to the prior beliefs of doubters and skeptics.
©2002 Norman L. Geisler (P)2002 christianaudio.com
Bible prophecy expert Ron Rhodes offers an easy-to-understand yet detailed chronology and explanation of end-times events. The chapters are arranged around the major end-times themes: the rapture, the tribulation, the millennial kingdom, and the eternal state. Each chapter begins with a list of the specific events it covers, making this an extremely user-friendly chronological guide to end-times biblical prophecy. Rhodes allows for various interpretations among Christians. Yet the sequence he describes is faithful to the biblical text, based on a literal approach to prophecy and held by many Bible scholars. As listeners discover that they really can understand Bible prophecy, they will come to love and trust the Scriptures like never before.
©2012 Ron Rhodes (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Life's trials and triumphs can seem accidental. One person may feel that life is a constant struggle in which pitfalls abound and someone seems out to get him. Another may feel that every day is a gift from God, with special blessings just for her. That's because forces are at work in our lives: the blessings of a loving God or the curses of our spiritual adversary. This hugely popular classic work of Derek Prince helps listeners recognize if there are curses at work in their lives and shows them how to get out from under those curses to live under God's blessings. This third edition of Blessing or Curse includes an extensive new study guide for small-group or individual use.
©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian
The modern apologetics classic that started it all is now completely revised and updated - because the truth of the Bible doesn't change, but its critics do. With the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict, best-selling author Josh McDowell gave Christian audiences the answers they needed to defend their faith against the harshest critics and skeptics. Since that time, Evidence has remained a trusted resource for believers young and old. Bringing historical documentation and the best modern scholarship to bear on the trustworthiness of the Bible and its teachings, this extensive volume has encouraged and strengthened millions. Now, with his son Sean McDowell, Josh McDowell has updated and expanded this classic resource for a new generation. This is a book that invites listeners to bring their doubts and doesn't shy away from the tough questions. Thoroughly revised and updated from the previous edition Now coauthored by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell All-new chapters defending against the latest attacks from Christianity's critics Designed to be a go-to reference for even the toughest questions Offers thoughtful responses to the Bible's most difficult and extraordinary passages Expansive defense of Christianity's core truths, including the resurrection of Jesus Christ PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A sworn member of the Colombo crime family in New York City, Michael Franzese was considered the biggest moneymaker in the mob since Al Capone. At age 35, he was number 18 on Fortune magazine's list of the 50 most wealthy and powerful Mafia bosses in America. But then he did the unthinkable. He quit the mob. Franzese met Camille Garcia, who turned his world upside down with her innocent beauty. He fell in love with her, married her, and began a new life that didn't include the Mafia. Nobody of Franzese's rank ever just walked away from the mob and lived to tell about it. But Franzese has somehow managed to avoid the grave after he turned his back on the past. But what made him leave the lavish lifestyle of the Mafia? And how has he escaped what should have been sure death after he quit the mob? Now, in one of the most fascinating books ever written about today's Mafia, Michael Franzese reveals the answers to the many mysteries surrounding his incredible life. Walk the streets with him and find out how and why he has done what no one else managed to do - and live. Journey with him through a life defined by two blood covenants. The first bound him to the mob. The second set him free.
©2003 Michael Franzese (P)2009 christianaudio.com
What you are today is not important, for in this runaway best seller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls.
©2016 Og Mandino (P)2016 Random House Audio
Part poetic masterpiece, part mystic treatise, The Dark Night of the Soul, by 16th century Carmelite monk St. John of the Cross, addresses the feeling of being forgotten by the Presence of the Almighty that every Christian desirous of walking more closely with God must pass through in order to learn to walk by faith and not by sight. Spiritual persons suffer great trials - by reason - of the fear which they have of being lost on the road, thinking that all spiritual blessing is over for them and that God has abandoned them since they find no help or pleasure in good things. Then they grow weary, and endeavor to concentrate their faculties with some degree of pleasure upon some object of meditation, thinking that, when they are not doing this and yet are conscious of making an effort, they are doing nothing. Perhaps one of the most widely recognized of the mystical writings, St. John's classic Dark Night of the Soul is not only practical theology but a beautiful balm of healing to anyone whose heart has ever echoed the words of Christ, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"
We have grown used to the battles over Jesus - whether he was human or divine, whether he could do miracles or just inspire them, whether he even existed. Much of the church defends tradition, while critics take shots at the institution and its beliefs. But what if these debates have masked the real story of Jesus? What if even Jesuss defenders have been so blinded by their focus on defending the churchs traditions that they have failed to grapple with what the New Testament really teaches? Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright summarizes a lifetime of study of Jesus and the New Testament in order to present for a general audience who Jesus was and is. In Simply Jesus, we are invited to hear one of our leading scholars introduce the story of the carpenters son from Nazareth as if we were hearing it for the first time. Jesus - the Jesus we might discover if we really looked, explains Wright, is larger, more disturbing, more urgent than we had ever imagined. We have successfully managed to hide behind other questions and to avoid the huge, world-shaking challenge of Jesuss central claim and achievement. It is we, the churches, who have been the real reductionists. We have reduced the kingdom of God to private piety; the victory of the cross to comfort for the conscience; Easter itself to a happy, escapist ending after a sad, dark tale. Piety, conscience, and ultimate happiness are important, but not nearly as important as Jesus himself. As the church faces the many challenges of the twenty-first century, Wright has presented a vision of Jesus that more than meets them.
©2011 Nicholas Thomas Wright (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
For those who are looking for something honest, something real, something with a little more human grit to it and a little less conventional red and green: Honest Advent offers a new kind of devotional. For too many of us, Christmas has lost its wonder. Maybe for you, the joy of the season is painfully dissonant with the hard edges of life right now. Or maybe you feel wearied by the way Christmas has become a polished, predictable brand. Or maybe this sacred story feels too far removed from our world today, a world that's hard to make sense of. But what if the Christmas story is not just something that happened a long time ago...but a story that is still happening today? Honest Advent: Awakening to the Wonder of God-with-Us Then, Here, and Now illuminates the astonishing, hope-filled truth that the God who showed up in the hardest parts of our humanity is still doing so today. From celebrated artist-storyteller Scott Erickson: 25 days of heart-stirring images and thought-provoking meditations to rekindle the wonder of God-with-Us in this season. Honest Advent creates a space for you to encounter the Incarnate Christ in unexpected places: like a pregnancy announcement in an era of political unrest and empirical bloodshed, the morning sickness of a Middle Eastern teenager, and the shocking biology of birth that goes far beyond the sanitized brand of Christmas as we know it. Then, through powerful benedictions, prayers, and questions for honest reflection, you will discover how the wonder of God-with-Us is still happening today: in your unexpected change of plans, your unaccomplished dreams, your overcrowded lodging, your humble stories of new beginnings. In a world that's difficult to make sense of, and a season that's so often overtaken by consumerism, find here fresh eyes to see this powerfully sacred story. Jesus appeared in a way no one expected: incarnating by way of human vulnerability. He does the exact same thing in our lives today: bringing light and life through our ordinary everyday vulnerabilities. The images that highlight the theme of each devotion are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Scott Erickson (P)2020 Zondervan
Never underestimate your imagination! Its not just a product of childhood fantasies. Imagination is a God-given dynamo that opens the doorway to your potential! Many people dont recognize the purpose, value, or influence of imagination in their lives, so they try to receive from God without activating this powerful tool. But your imagination is your creative center, and its the first step in doing. If you can imagine something, you can do it! Too often believers pray for healing but never experience it. They pray for prosperity but never receive it. Why? Because they dont know how to use a godly imagination correctly. They dont see themselves healed. They dont see themselves prosperous. They dont see themselves victorious. In The Power of Imagination, Andrew Wommack will unlock the power of your imagination and explain how you can put it to work giving you hope for the future. Without it, youll never fulfill Gods plan for your life. Circumstances will divert you and hardship will steal from you. But with it, you wont be able to lose for winning!
©2019 Andrew Wommack (P)2019 Harrison House Audio
Recent surveys indicate that the vast majority of Christians, those claiming to be born - again, believe that their salvation is at least in part dependent upon their behavior and actions. Yes, they believe Jesus died for their sins, but once they accept Him as their Savior they believe they must still meet a certain standard to be "good" enough. If that is true, then what is that standard and how do you know when you have met it? The church has tried to answer these questions for centuries and it always results in religious and legalistic bondage. So what is the answer? It begins by asking the right question. It is not, " What must we do?" but rather, "What did Jesus do?" By understanding the Apostle Paul's revelation of what Jesus did from the book of Romans, you will never again wonder if you're meeting the standard.
©2007 Andrew Wommack (P)2014 Harrison House Audio
The New York Times best-selling author of Chase the Lion reveals seven powerful habits that can help you tackle God-sized goals by turning yesterday's regrets and tomorrow's anxieties into fuel for a better today. "This book will change the trajectory of your life." (John Maxwell, number one New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, and leadership expert) Too many people delay, downsize, or shrug off their dreams just because they dont know where to start, but playing it safe doesnt account for the massive cost of a life not fully lived. Win the Day is the jump-start you need to go after your goals, one day at a time. Youll discover how to: Flip the script: If you want to change your life, start by changing your story. Kiss the wave: The obstacle is not the enemy; the obstacle is the way. Eat the frog: If you want God to do the super, youve got to do the natural. Fly the kite: How you do anything is how youll do everything. Cut the rope: Playing it safe is risky. Wind the clock: Time is measured in minutes; life is measured in moments. Seed the clouds: Sow today what you want to see tomorrow. As Batterson unpacks each of these daily habits, youll see how simple it is to pursue them with focus and dedication - not someday down the road, but now. Transform your perspective of a single day and youll discover the potential waiting to be grasped at the beginning of each new sunrise.
©2021 Mark Batterson (P)2021 Random House Audio
No one likes to wait. But no matter how hassle-free the world around us has become, some things take time. Still, beginnings are fun-finish lines, thrilling. We love and celebrate those mountaintop moments. Life in the middle, however, is often hard and boring, certainly nothing to celebrate. Yet Sarah has discovered that the best parts of life can actually be those very moments between where we are and where we want to be. Waiting is a vital part of our stories, and what we do with our times of waiting matter. Life isn't about navigating around seasons of waiting. It is learning to embrace them. We have spent too much time believing that we are waiting because God has forgotten about us. God can teach us what it means to fully trust him with our lives if we are willing. In Now Waiting, Sarah will explain how you can remain confident in the goodness of God when your season of waiting leaves you feeling discouraged, frustrated, and left out of God's plan; embrace seasons of waiting as a time to thrive, not just to endure; and find hope in the promises of God for today and tomorrow, even when things aren't going the way you planned. Stop believing the lie that everyone else is living a better story. Live fully convinced of God's plans for you, even during your next season of waiting.
©2020 Sarah Johnson (P)2021 Tantor
God is the divine matchmaker, and this is his plan for you. Marriage is God's sacred creation, a beautiful gift for his children. But too often we fail to leave the choice or the timing to him. In this revised and expanded edition of his best-selling book, well-known Bible teacher Derek Prince and his wife, Ruth, reveal God's true plan for you and your future spouse. In addition to sharing their own real-life love story, Derek lays out seven biblical steps to finding your mate. He will also help you answer tough questions, such as: How can I know if it is God's will for me to marry? How can I prepare myself for marriage? How can I find the mate God has appointed for me? What is God's plan for remarriage? Full of inspiring testimonies from people who found their perfect matches by following these principles, God Is a Matchmaker also offers special counsel and material for parents, pastors, counselors, teachers, and youth ministers involved with those preparing for this exciting time of life. When you discover God's pattern for marriage, you will experience his perfect gift: a match truly made in heaven.
©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian
Have you ever wondered what you were created to do? You may think you have an idea but aren't positive that you are fulfilling the purpose for which God created you. First of all, you have to find the unique purpose that he created you for. In his new book, Andrew Wommack teaches you how to do just that. Once you find the will of God for your life, you will have the assurance and joy that comes from knowing exactly where God wants you to be. As you follow the will of God for your life, it allows you to set goals and purposely seek after what God has created you to do. Andrew teaches you that the number one way that we learn to follow God's will is to simply put God first. When you put him first, the desire of your heart changes to match up with his. Lastly, Andrew teaches how to fulfill the will of God in your life. It's one thing to find God's will and start moving in the right direction, but it's something else to stay at it over the long haul. Anybody can start, but it's the people who finish that really make a difference. Finishing is more important than starting, and it is only through faith and patience that you inherit God's promises.
©2013 Andrew Wommack (P)2014 Harrison House Audio
Unlock the secrets to walking in divine healing. You were not designed to live with pain, sickness, or emotional torment. The same God who formed you is also your healer. Greater still, this divine healer also lives within you. Get ready to experience the power of God like never before, as you uncover the biology of your belief, learn the revelatory science of spiritual healing, and unleash the miracle-working power of the Holy Spirit within you! Dennis and Dr. Jen Clark combine both science and the supernatural to bring you fresh revelation on how to: Welcome God's creative power to transform every part of your life, even down to a cellular level Step into your spirit-filled identity and let God heal through you Overcome toxic emotions and walk in supernatural rest Break through the barriers to receiving your miracle Release the energy of faith and prayer to experience healing, provision and abundant life
©2015 Jen & Dennis Clark (P)2016 Destiny Image Publishers
Includes an audiobook-exclusive bonus track with Ben Higgins answering fan questions! Are you tired of people knowing who you are but no one really knowing you? As the star of the 20th season of The Bachelor, Ben Higgins looked like he had it all together. Instead, Ben felt dissatisfied, fearful, and deeply alone. Like so many of us, he thought of himself as the kid who never got picked for the game, the person always on the outside of the joke, the friend who knew a lot of people but was never truly known. He wondered if he mattered at all. In Alone in Plain Sight, Ben vulnerably shares how he found authentic connection with himself, with others, and with God. As Ben helps us name our own yearning for meaning, he explores: ways to understand ourselves more deeply so that we are free to connect with others; how shared pain can bridge even the widest gaps between two very different people; why we must deconstruct our cultures fairy-tale view of love; how the God who longs for relationship with us is the answer to our need for connection. As Ben discovered, in a disconnected world, it is still possible to have lasting purpose and peace. You are already known. You are already loved. You are already seen. Discover how to live out how much you matter as you embrace the true meaning of your one incredible life.
©2021 Ben Higgins (P)2021 Thomas Nelson
Embark on a wild and unique prophetic adventure with God! The New Testament makes prophecy a priority for all believers: if you are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, you are called to hear Gods prophetic voice! But if this is true, why do so many believers struggle to receive Gods voice in this way? Lana Vawser empowers you to hear God for yourself by tuning in to how He is uniquely speaking to you! Through easy-to-understand, revelatory teaching and powerful stories, Lana illustrates how God has created all believers to hear His voice in their own distinct way. The Prophetic Voice of God will mentor you on how to listen to the Holy Spirit speaking by helping you.... Experience a Breaker Anointing: The simple, practical teaching will break off the fear, striving, and anxiety that many feel when it comes to hearing God speak prophetically. Demystify the Prophetic: Lana makes prophetic hearing accessible to anyone, no matter who you are or what context you come from. Discern the Prophetic Voice of God: Learn how to identify freshly spoken words from God and decipher the many different forms they can come in - signs, symbols, numbers, coincidences, pictures, and more. Receive Impartation and Revelation: You will be activated to look and listen for Gods prophetic voice everywhere. Tune in, and receive your word from the Lord!
©2018 Lana Vawser (P)2019 Destiny Image Audio
Whats my calling? Where should I work? Who should I marry? What should I do? Every Christian wants to hear God clearly. Many Christians don't believe they can. What if you could learn an easy and consistent method that enables you to hear Gods voice, discern his leading and move boldly with confidence? With Prophetic Listening, youre about to! The method of prophetic listening is a Christian practice of meeting with another believer and listening for the voice of God regarding specific questions and issues that require his clarity. This amazing new method equips you to hear and discern Gods voice for the specific details of your life, while immediately receiving confirmation that you are indeed hearing him right! Using key steps based on the word of God, you will learn how to hone in on his voice, receive his insight, and step forward in faith-filled obedience. You will learn: About the three voices battling for your attention The different listening styles God employs How to eliminate the voice of familiar demonic spirits Key steps to hearing God clearly How to know whether it's you speaking or God How asking the right questions can result in the God-answers If youve ever wished that you could grab a latte with God at Starbucks and get your most pressing (or not-so-pressing) questions answered, Prophetic Listening is for you!
©2020 Michelle Onuorah (P)2020 Michelle Onuorah
Since the Day of Pentecost, seasons of revival and awakening have brought refreshing to the spiritually dry, life to the spiritually dead, and miraculous encounters with the Holy Spirit.
In this timely and prophetic volume, two best-selling generals of the faith, Dr. Elmer Towns and Dr. Neil T. Anderson, offer collective wisdom, insight, and strategy on how you can experience and release a river of Holy Spirit outpouring into your world!
Additionally, Drs. Towns and Anderson have compiled contributions from other key authorities on revival who have encountered the move of God firsthand. Each contributor provides practical wisdom on how you can experience the Spirits touch in your own life, church, and even geographical region.
Featuring powerful teaching from a diverse range of revival leaders, including:
Jack Hayford: How worship releases the reviving touch of the Spirit.
Ed Silvoso: How to bless the unsaved and prepare them for God encounters.
R.A. Torrey: How to experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
John Dawson: How to break agreement with generational sin.
C. Peter Wagner and George Otis Jr.: How to win battles in the heavenly realm over regions and cities.
Billy Graham: How proclamation of the Gospel releases the revival power of God.
Henry Blackaby: How cultivating a lifestyle of daily encounters with God brings revival.
A fresh move of God is on the way. Prepare yourself to experience Holy Spirit outpouring like never before!
©2019 Elmer L. Towns and Neil T. Anderson (P)2019 Destiny Image Audio
In a tiny, dilapidated trailer in northeastern Oregon, a young woman saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in an ordinary landscape painting hanging on her bedroom wall. After being met with skepticism from the local parish, the matter was officially placed "under investigation" by the Catholic diocese. Investigative journalist Randall Sullivan wanted to know how, exactly, one might conduct the official inquiry into such an incident, so he set off to interview theologians, historians, and postulators from the Sacred Congregation of the Causes for Saints. These men, dubbed "miracle detectives" by the author, were charged by the Vatican with testing the miraculous and judging the holy.Sullivan traveled from the Vatican in Rome to the tiny village of Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where six visionaries had been receiving apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Sullivan's quest turns personal and takes him to Scottsdale, Arizona, site of America's largest and most controversial instances of Virgin Mary sightings, culminating an eight-year investigation of predictions of apocalyptic events, false claims of revelation, and the search for a genuine theophany - that is, the ultimate interface between man and God.
©2004 Randall Sullivan. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.
We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Franciscan Father Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin.
©2011 Richard Rohr (P)2011 St. Anthony Messenger Press
In this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and best-selling author N. T. Wright offers a radical look at the apostle Paul, illuminating the humanity and remarkable achievements of this intellectual who invented Christian theology - transforming a faith and changing the world. For centuries, Paul, the apostle who "saw the light on the Road to Damascus" and made a miraculous conversion from zealous Pharisee persecutor to devoted follower of Christ, has been one of the church's most widely cited saints. While his influence on Christianity has been profound, N. T. Wright argues that Bible scholars and pastors have focused so much attention on Paul's letters and theology that they have too often overlooked the essence of the man's life and the extreme unlikelihood of what he achieved. To Wright, "The problem is that Paul is central to any understanding of earliest Christianity, yet Paul was a Jew; for many generations Christians of all kinds have struggled to put this together." Wright contends that our knowledge of Paul and appreciation for his legacy cannot be complete without an understanding of his Jewish heritage. Giving us a thoughtful, in-depth exploration of the human and intellectual drama that shaped Paul, Wright provides greater clarity of the apostle's writings, thoughts, and ideas and helps us see them in a fresh, innovative way. Paul is a compelling modern biography that reveals the apostle's greater role in Christian history - as an inventor of new paradigms for how we understand Jesus and what he accomplished - and celebrates his stature as one of the most effective and influential intellectuals in human history.
©2018 Nicholas Thomas Wright (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
This is the audio version of Elaine St. James' first best-selling book, Simplify Your Life. St. James shows us how to reduce the clutter in our lives, from cleaning out our closets to canceling newspaper subscriptions. Full of hints and anecdotes, listening to this audiobook is the perfect way to help you map out a plan to un-complicate your life. St. James shares her wisdom and insight and explains exactly how to save time and energy and leave more room open for the things you really enjoy.
©1997 Elaine St. James (P)1997 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
For all the ways we live unawakened lives, the enneagram is here to help. The Sacred Enneagram is a trustworthy, richly insightful guide to finding yourself in the enneagram's 9-type profiles, and applying this practical wisdom for a life transformed. Far more than a personality test, author Chris Heuertz writes, the enneagram is a sacred map to the soul. Lies about who we think we are keep us trapped in loops of self-defeat. But the enneagram offers a bright path to cutting through the internal clutter and finding our way back to God and to our true identity as God created us. Chris Heuertz' life was forever changed after he learned about the enneagram 15 years ago. Today, he leads enneagram workshops all over the world. Join Chris as he shows you how this ancient tool can help you awaken to the gifts God has given you, find freedom from your personal patterns of sin and fear, and grow in acceptance of your identity as you grow with God. In conversational style with compelling stories, The Sacred Enneagram will show you How to understand the 'why' behind your type, beyond caricatures and stereotypes How to align your type with prayer postures How to identify and find freedom from self-destructive patterns How to grow in spiritual discernment How to face your past wounds and step toward healing How to awaken your unique gifts to serve today's broken world Chris's own journey with the enneagram is an accessible introduction and exploration of how the enneagram can change your life, because to the extent that we are transformed, the world will be transformed.
©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian
Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430 AD) was an early Christian theologian and philosopher from North Africa whose writings influenced all of Western Christianity. Augustine's Confessions is one of the most influential works of Latin literature. Written in the last years of the fourth century AD during his early years as a bishop, the work reflects on his life and on the acts of remembering and recounting a life. Part life story and part spiritual biography, the work examines the seminal issues of the human condition: Who we are, and why we are here? Augustine saw the human being as a composite of soul and body, with the soul being superior to the body. This is based on his hierarchical classification of things into those that just exist, those that exist and live, and those that exist, live, and have reason. This is also an account of how Augustine exchanged the worldly things in pursuit of divine knowledge and awareness.
Public Domain (P)2019 Museum Audiobooks
In his first best seller, Financial Peace, Dave Ramsey taught us how to eliminate debt from our lives. Now in More Than Enough, he gives us the keys to building wealth while also creating a successful, united family. Drawing from his years of work with thousands of families and corporate employees, Ramsey presents the ten keys that guarantee family and financial peace, including: values, goals, patience, discipline, and giving back to one's community. Using these essential steps anyone can create prosperity, live debt-free, and achieve marital bliss around the issue of finances. Filled with stories of couples, single men and women, children, and single parents, More Than Enough will show you: How to create a budget that fits your income and creates wealth What finances and romance have to do with one another What role values play in your financial life How to retire wealthy in every way And much, much more Resonating with Ramsey's down-home, folksy voice, heartwarming case histories, inspiring insights, quotations from the Bible, and exercises, quizzes, and worksheets, More Than Enough provides an inspiring wealth-building guide and a life-changing blueprint for a vital family dynamic.
©1999 Dave Ramsey (P)2011 Penguin Audio
Popular blogger Shannan Martin offers Christians who are longing for a more meaningful life a simple starting point: learn what it is to love and be loved right where God has placed you. For Christ-followers living in an increasingly complicated world, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to live a life of intention and meaning. Where do we even begin? Shannan Martin offers a surprisingly simple answer: uncover the hidden corners of our cities and neighborhoods and invest deeply in the lives of people around us. She walks us through her own discoveries about the vital importance of paying attention, as well as the hard but rewarding truth about showing up and committing for the long haul, despite the inevitable encounters with brokenness and uncertainty. With transparency, humor, heart-tugging storytelling, and more than a little personal confession, Martin shows us that no matter where we live or how much we have, as we learn what it is to be with people as Jesus was, we'll find our very lives. The details will look quiet and ordinary, and the call will both exhaust and exhilarate us. But it will be the most worth-it adventure we will ever take.
©2018 Shannan Martin (P)2018 Thomas Nelson
Is your life working? Most of us are trying to put together the jigsaw puzzle we call life without a very important piece. Over time this becomes incredibly frustrating. In this extraordinary book, Matthew Kelly powerfully demonstrates that we cannot live the life we have imagined or experience the joy we yearn for unless we learn to tend the soul. From there, with his classic style of practical wisdom, he teaches us how to remedy this problem. When our bodies are hungry, our stomachs growl. When our souls are hungry, we become irritable, restless, confused, overwhelmed, exhausted, anxious, discontent, and tend to focus on the things that matter least and neglect the things that matter most. Are you taking care of your soul? Are you feeding it and nurturing it? Or are you ignoring it and neglecting it? The reality is, most people have never really been taught how to tend their souls. I Heard God Laugh will help you to do just that, and so much more. If you ever wondered how Matthew Kelly has been able to write and speak the way he has over the past three decades, he is about to share his secret with you. As he shares what transformed his life, along with intimate details of his own journey and struggle, he teaches us how to apply the great spiritual lessons learned to our own lives. At every turn he floods the listener with hope and demonstrates unmistakably that the best is yet to come!
©2020 Kakadu, LLC (P)2020 Kakadu, LLC
You deserve an amazing man! So, where is he? Does he even exist? I can tell you that he does and that he is out there, chosen by God Himself and waiting for you to experience an amazing relationship with him. But there are things to consider in order to recognize and receive this man, and that's where The Man God Has for You: 7 Traits to Help You Determine Your Life Partner comes in. Inside this book is a guide not just to help you determine if the man of your interest is the right one, but also to help you get to the underlying issues that may prevent you from recognizing if he is truly the one for you. This guide will tackle three key points: Address the misconception of not enough men Give seven essential traits to determine if the man you seek is the one God intended for you Provide guidance on how to heal from your past and be open to the possibilities of embracing love This is not another "how to get a man" guide. This book goes deeper to remove any excess baggage, as well as assess the ways you've gone about seeking the man who is for you. A compliment to Stephan Labossiere's (a.k.a Stephan Speaks) best-selling book, God Where's My Boaz, this dating and relationship book will help you prepare and position yourself to receive the man who is waiting to receive you. Don't get caught up with the man God never intended you to be with...listen to The Man God Has for You now and get ready to recognize and receive right one.
©2015 Stephan Speaks LLC (P)2017 Highly Favored Publishing
Flying soon captured Nate's (1923-1956) heart. His air-service ministry to isolated missionaries put him on a path of destiny that would ultimately end with a final airplane flight with four missionary friends to the "Palm Beach" landing strip in the jungles of Ecuador. The men's lives given that day not only opened a door to the gospel for the unreached "Aucas"; it has been said that possibly no single event of the twentieth century awakened more hearts to God's call to serve in missions.
©2013 YWAM Publishing (P)2013 YWAM Publishing
With honesty, humor, and keen biblical insight, best-selling authors Bill and Beni Johnson help you discover the keys to successful parenting in God's kingdom. "Parents, we rule for the purpose of protection, but we also serve with the purpose of empowering," they write. "We want to release our children into their destiny - that's the privilege of parenting." You will gain the wisdom, kingdom concepts, and practical tools you need to help raise your children to their best. You'll discover how to parent to their uniqueness, gifts, and strengths, as well as how you can demonstrate and reveal who God is to your kids. The authors also address pressing issues parents face today, including how to: Be fully engaged in hearing what the Lord is saying over each child Maintain relationship and discipline Develop character Train your children for worship Fan the flame of what God has put in their hearts And more No matter what age your kids are, you have an incredible opportunity to shape their hearts, minds, and values. Here is everything you need to help your children walk into the destiny of their lives and see them become the awesome people they were created to be.
©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian
Why would a loving and powerful God allow so much pain and suffering? In Why Suffering? Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale carefully walk you through a variety of responses that considered together provide a clear, comprehensive, and convincing answer. Responses like: Where there is the possibility of love, there has to be the reality of freedom, and therefore the possibility of pain. Wishing God had made a different world is to wish yourself out of existence. The cross is the key to a compelling and rational explanation for trusting in God in the face of suffering. In comparison with other world religions, the Christian response is highly distinctive. The reality of evil only makes sense in light of the reality of divine goodness. Relational knowledge about God takes the argument beyond reason to the presence of God amidst suffering. God's decision to allow temporal suffering is understandable when viewed from an eternal perspective. Divine goodness shows how to conquer not in spite of, but even through suffering. Here is a book written with great respect for the complexity of the issue, recognizing that some who read it will be in the trenches of deep suffering themselves and others questioning the very existence of a loving God. Why Suffering? provides an answer to the problem of pain and suffering with emotional sensitivity and intellectual integrity.
©2014 Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale (P)2014 Hachette Audio
This book builds on a simple premise: good teaching cannot be reduced to technique but is rooted in the identity and integrity of the teacher. Good teaching takes myriad forms but good teachers share one trait: they are authentically present in the classroom, in community with their students and their subject. They possess "a capacity for connectedness" and are able to weave a complex web of connections between themselves, their subjects, and their students, helping their students weave a world for themselves. Connections made by good teachers are held not in their methods but in their hearts - the place where intellect, emotion, spirit, and will converge in the human self - when we choose to live authentic lives.
©2007 John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve. I used to not like God because God didn't resolve. But that was before any of this happened." (Donald Miller) In Donald Miller's early years, he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. But when he came to know Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian life with great zeal. Within a few years he had a successful ministry that ultimately left him feeling empty, burned out, and, once again, far away from God. In this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally relevant, infinitely loving God. For anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a postmodern culture. For anyone thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is real. For anyone yearning for a renewed sense of passion in life. Blue Like Jazz is a fresh and original perspective on life, love, and redemption.
©2009 Donald Miller (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
In Foundations: An Overview of Systematic Theology, R.C. Sproul shows that the truths of Scripture relate to each other in perfect harmony. This eye-opening series addresses a myriad of questions about the origin and authority of the Bible, God, the Trinity, man, sin, salvation, revelation, miracles, the church, the end times, and more.
©2013 R.C. Sproul (P)2013 Ligonier Ministries
Spend 40 days with Jesus - from the time leading up to his death on Good Friday to the celebration of his resurrection on Easter Sunday - and celebrate his presence as never before. Select devotions from Sarah Youngs best-selling Jesus Calling have been compiled to create an experience of closeness with the Savior during any time of the year. This audiobook edition of key devotions offers a convenient format. Millions of people have found comfort and inspiration in Sarah Youngs number one best-selling Jesus Calling. Repeat customers enjoy giving 40 Days with Jesus as a gift throughout the year Perfect for travel Experience peace in his presence in 40 Days with Jesus.
©2010 Sarah Young (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
The church has a leadership crisis. For every celebrity pastor exiting in the spotlight, there are hundreds of lesser known pastors leaving in the shadows. Why are so many pastors leaving the ministry? Best-selling author Paul David Tripp suggests that lurking behind the failure of a pastor is a weak leadership community. Turning to the Scripture for guidance, Tripp presents listeners with 12 leadership-community principles necessary for a gospel-centered leadership model, making this an essential tool for anyone in church leadership. Here is a book with a message for the young and hopeful, as well as the experienced and weary Gods abiding presence is your hope in ministry leadership. As is often said, everything rises or falls on leadership, including the family, the home, and the spiritual self. Dangerous Calling was eerily prophetic in its anticipation of the fall of a number of high-profile leaders, each one adding to the heartbreak of a church in a leadership crisis. I am grateful to see that conversation extended, and I hope many will not only read this book, but saturate themselves in the gospel it puts forward. (J. D. Greear, President, Southern Baptist Convention; author, Not God Enough; Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina) Tripps books have been some of the most influential books in my life. Lead is no exception! You will find within the pages of this book practical, gospel-centered help as you lead and serve others. (Jennie Allen, New York Times best-selling author, Get Out of Your Head; Founder, IF:Gathering) This book is the perfect complement to Tripps Dangerous Calling. The warning of functional gospel amnesia captures so well why this book is needed. Leaders do not need more gimmicks. Leaders need more grace. They need more gospel. (Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary)
©2020 Paul David Tripp (P)2020 Paul Tripp Ministries, Inc.
(KJV) King James Study Bible Bible study story of "Jesus Turns Water into Wine" in the final chapter. Have you heard this very popular bible story? This newer edition of the King James Bible published in 1769 is usually preferred by most that read it over the older 1611 version. This 1769 edition is highly sought after due to being more reader/listener friendly than the 1611 since many typos were fixed.... We hope your new audio bible will go everywhere with you and be a blessing for years to come.
Public Domain (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
The book of Ezekiel contains some of the most incredible prophecies in the Bible, including detailed description of a nuclear war and the cleanup afterward. Ezekiel ministered to a nation experiencing judgment for its sins, and may have some lessons for us today. Ezekiel's name means "God strengthens, or God will strengthen". Ezekiel is one of the three that were called Captivity Prophets (the other two are Jeremiah and Daniel). Ezekiel never mentions Jeremiah in his writings, but he does mention Daniel three times.
©2009 Koinonia House (P)2009 Koinonia House
If we ask just one question, does everything fall apart? In All Things Reconsidered, popular podcaster Knox McCoy uses a unique blend of humor, pop culture references, and personal stories to show how a willingness to reconsider ideas can actually help us grow ourselves, our lives, and our beliefs. In this laugh-out-loud defense of reconsideration, Knox dives into topics like: Are participation trophies truly the worst? Is it really worth it to be a ride-or-die sports fan? Do we believe in God because of the promise of heaven - or the threat of hell? Does prayer work? Is anyone even there? This audiobook is the catalyst we need to courageously ask the questions that will lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves - and God. Its time to start reconsidering.
©2020 Knox McCoy (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
How to counter the lies that keep you from abundant living. Satan is the master deceiver, and his lies are endless. The lies Christian women believe are at the root of most of their struggles. "Many women live under a cloud of personal guilt and condemnation," says Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. "Many are in bondage to their past. Others are gripped by fear of rejection and a longing for approval. Still others are emotional prisoners." In the best-selling Lies Women Believe, Nancy exposes these areas of deception most commonly believed by Christian women - lies about God, sin, priorities, marriage and family, emotions, and more. She then sheds light on how we can be delivered from bondage and set free to walk in God's grace, forgiveness, and abundant life. Nancy offers the most effective weapon to counter and overcome Satan's lies: God's truth!
©2018 Moody Publishers (P)2018 Oasis Audio
Why do we expect justice? Why do we crave spirituality? Why are we attracted to beauty? Why are relationships often so painful? And how will the world be made right? These are not simply perennial questions all generations must struggle with, but, according to N. T. Wright, are the very echoes of a voice we dimly perceive but deeply long to hear. In fact, these questions take us to the heart of who God is and what He wants from us. For 2,000 years, Christianity has claimed to solve these mysteries, and this renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop shows that it still can today. Not since C. S. Lewis' classic summary of the faith, Mere Christianity, has such a wise and thorough scholar taken the time to explain to anyone who wants to know what Christianity really is and how it is practiced. Wright makes the case for Christian faith from the ground up, assuming that the reader has no knowledge of (and perhaps even some aversion to) religion in general and Christianity in particular. Simply Christian walks the listener through the Christian faith step by step and question by question. With simple yet exciting and accessible prose, Wright challenges skeptics by offering explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled dilemmas, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith. For anyone who wants to travel beyond the controversies that can obscure what the Christian faith really stands for, this simple book is the perfect vehicle for that journey.
©2006 N. T. Wright (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
You can know God! Many Christians want to be closer to God - to feel his presence and hear his voice - but they dont know where to begin. It all starts with a step in his direction. Move your heart closer and closer to God, and He will come even closer to you
(James 4:8 TPT). The Bible paints a clear picture of a God who wants to be close to his people. When we make even the smallest attempt to know him better, He embraces us with grace and abundance. In Closer Than You Ever Imagined, author Karen Jensen Salisbury gently guides you toward an intimate walk with God. With heartfelt insights and practical tools, Karen leads you step-by-step toward a sweet, satisfying, and ever-growing relationship with Father God. Take your first step toward him and discover his goodness today!"
©2020 Karen Jensen Salisbury (P)2020 Harrison House Audio
Is what we do with our money really any of Gods business? Does God mind if we spend money on ourselves? What about debt? Savings? Retirement? How much does God expect us to give? God cares immensely that we manage money with an eternal perspective. Scriptures teaching on this subject practically screams for our attention. In fact, Jesus says more about money than any other topicincluding Heaven and Hell. In a simple, easy-to-follow format, Randy Alcorn addresses exactly what the Bible says about how we should handle the money and possessions God owns and entrusts to our management. Filled with helpful Scripture, Managing Gods Money is the perfect resource for anyone interested in gaining a solid biblical understanding of financial stewardship. Its great for groups and churches, too!
©2011 Randy Alcorn (P)2011 Oasis
Dirt is a story about the places where we start. From a single-wide trailer in the mountains of rural West Virginia to the halls of Yale Law School, Mary Marantz's story is one of remembering our roots while turning our faces to the sky. From growing up in that trailer, where it rained just as hard inside as out and the smell of mildew hung thick in the air, Mary has known what it is to feel broken and disqualified because of the muddy scars leaving smudged fingerprints across our lives. Generations of her family lived and logged in those hauntingly treacherous woods, risking life and limb just to barely scrape by. And yet that very struggle became the redemption song God used to write a life she never dreamed of. Mixed with warmth, wit, and the bittersweet, sometimes achingly heartbreaking places we go when we dig in instead of give up, Dirt is a story of healing. With gut-wrenching honesty and hard-won wisdom, Mary shares her story for anyone who has ever walked into the world and felt like their scars were still on display, showing that you are braver, better, and more empathetic for what you have survived. Because God does his best work in the muddy, messy, and broken - if we'll only learn to dig in.
©2020 Mary Marantz (P)2020 eChristian
Today's believer is faced with situations unknown 50, 30, even 20 years ago. To stand in victory and enter our hour of promotion is to learn how to Strengthen Yourself in the Lord. You will learn how to: Encourage yourself, overcome seriously bad days, stay connected to your destiny, access Heaven's open door, and disarm hell with thanksgiving.
©2007 Bill Johnson (P)2007 Bill Johnson
Do you have problem managing your money? Are you often discouraged about the condition of your finances? You are not alone! Most working Americans are in an uncomfortable amount of debt and/or have serious problems managing their income. Studies show that the average American can't even get their hands on $1,000 of their own money at any given point in time. Why is it that so many people are bad with money? Much of the problem is that many Americans just are not being taught the very rudimentary basics about money, strategies to manage it, or key concepts regarding making it grow and work for us. The average person with a regular income is simply living from check to check and are financially bound because of their failure to make wise decisions with their money. So bound that if they missed receiving one to two paychecks, they would be evicted, be inconvenienced in some serious way, or experience utilities being disconnected because they are paycheck-dependent. In this book, I provide simple financial concepts, strategies, and ideas that are geared to help break the cycle of self-defeating financial behaviors and poverty mind-sets being regularly displayed by most. This book utilizes biblical principles, practical advice, and personal insights to change your paradigm about money and the way you should be using it to enrich your life. This work is designed to guide you toward an immediate turnaround; to detox you of your addictive spending habit; to open your eyes to your wealth potential; and to expose you to ways you can become financially free and finally start building wealth. Whether you are married, single, a college student, a young adult, or retired, this book will definitely challenge you financially in ways you have probably never been challenged before, and it will get you thinking differently concerning your hard-earned money. You are guaranteed to adopt a wealth mind-set and begin feeling better about being in control of your finances at last.
©2018 DL Williams (P)2021 DL Williams
Rachel Hollis, autora del superventas y fundadora de TheChicSite, exhorta a las mujeres a dejar de disculparse por sus deseos, esperanzas y sueños y, en cambio, perseguirlos con pasión y confianza. Rachel ha sido testigo con frecuencia de mujeres que tienen temor de lograr sus propios objetivos. Temen pasar vergüenza, no alcanzar la perfección o no ser lo suficientemente valiosas. Pero el mayor temor de todos es ser juzgadas por el solo hecho de tener una ambición. Habiendo aprendido a definirse a sí mismas a la luz de otras personas - ya sea como esposas, madres, hijas o amigas - muchas mujeres han olvidado quiénes son en realidad y quiénes deberían ser. En este libro la celebridad emprendedora en línea, Rachel Hollis, alienta a las mujeres a ser dueñas de sus esperanzas, deseos y metas, y les recuerda que no tienen que pedir permiso para desear alcanzar más. Con un llamado a las mujeres de todo el mundo para que no dejen de hablar de sus sueños, Hollis identifica las excusas de las que tienen que liberarse, los comportamientos que deben adoptar y las habilidades que necesitan adquirir, en el camino hacia el crecimiento, la confianza y la mejor versión de sus vidas. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2019 Rachel Hollis (P)2019 Grupo Nelson
The Old Testament is one of the foundational texts of Western civilization, and is among the most impactful and widely read books in world history. In 24 enthralling lectures, Professor Miller guides you through a core selection of the major books of the Old Testament, inviting you to probe their meaning and relevance in incisive and thought-provoking commentary. Among the books of the Old Testament, youll explore: Genesis: Uncover fascinating features of the Old Testaments opening, such as how the events of the first week of creation form an elaborate pattern, expressing the complex order of the universe; and how the text does not lay primary blame for the fall on the woman, Eve; Deuteronomistic History: Study the epic history of the people of Israel in the Promised Land; follow the story of the Israelites disobedience to God, and its tragic consequences; The Prophets: Through the dramatic stories of the prophets, take account of the challenges faced by those who sought to actualize Gods plan for humanity; The Books of Ruth and Esther: Among notable women in the Old Testament, explore two stories of women who are doubly at risk, and who prevail through loyalty, resourcefulness, and integrity; and Daniel and the Apocalyptic: In the Book of Daniel, encounter the genre of apocalyptic literature - revelation initiated by God - and contemplate the figure of the Son of Man, a promised redeemer. Throughout the lectures, Professor Miller offers a wealth of perspectives on how to approach the texts. Youll assess the role of translation in the understanding of the texts, studying the meanings of key Hebrew words; youll also look in depth at the history, dating, and writing of the texts, and youll study their literary and linguistic features, noting how they achieve their impact on the reader. In Understanding the Old Testament, youll take a revelatory look at this epically impactful document, finding its deeper historical and religious meanings, as well as its sublime literary treasures. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2019 The Great Courses
The audiobook includes an exclusive expanded chapter eight with more insight into Linsdays Unsales Tactic. Boss Up! will help you put your business on the map and the ideas youve previously only dreamed about into the marketplace. It will help you overcome your fears and guilt to find a fulfillment that changes you and your families for the better. And it will help you break free of the hard and boring and allow you to have fun along the way. In Boss Up!, Lindsay helps you gain the confidence to know that having ambition doesnt make you a bad mother or wife. That its okay to have a desire for something more than endless sippy cups, clean-ups, Band-Aids, and groundings. That no matter their education or experience levels, women can tap into their passions and create businesses that give them increased flexibility, fulfillment, and financial security. And Lindsay doesnt just do this through commiserating but, instead, through giving women the tools for change. Using the lessons she learned on her own path to success, Lindsay shares real, solid business principles with 10 distinct success philosophies that you will encounter on the journey to entrepreneurship, such as: Think long term. Be unapologetically yourself. Use the Unsales Tactic. Understand your why. And many more.... Stay-at-home mom turned multimillion-dollar-producing business owner Lindsay Teague Moreno doesnt just have a passion for entrepreneurship. She has a deep passion for helping women of all walks of life gain the confidence and skills to tap into their ambition and achieve success in their own business endeavors. Boss Up Aint Your Mommas Business Book Charts and exercises are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Lindsay Teague Moreno (P)2019 Thomas Nelson
In a society that focuses on the negative experiences that have shaped our lives, Alan Wright offers a refreshing new perspective in The God Moment Principle. The positive experiences we encounter daily are proof of God's active involvement in our lives. He encourages Christians and non-Christians needing hope to "remember God". Yesterday's hidden treasures are tomorrow's spiritual riches. In an inspirational style appropriate for devotions, Alan Wright leads listeners to uncover the unshakable and uplifting evidence of their own God moments.
©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian
Who Will Usher in Earth's Final Days? Are we living in the end-times? Is it possible the players depicted in the book of Revelation could be out in force today? And if they are, would you know how to recognize them? In Agents of the Apocalypse, noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah does what no prophecy expert has done before. He explores the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players--the exiled, the martyrs, the elders, the victor, the king, the judge, the 144,000, the witnesses, the false prophet, and the beast. One by one Dr. Jeremiah delves into their individual personalities and motives and the role that each plays in biblical prophecy. Then he provides listeners with the critical clues and information needed to recognize their presence and power in the world today. The stage is set, and the curtain is about to rise on Earth's final act. Will you be ready? Complete and unabridged.
©2014 David Jeremiah (P)2014 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
C.S. Lewis' famous work on the nature of love divides love into four categories: affection, friendship, eros and charity. The first three are loves which come naturally to the human race. Charity, however, the gift-love of God, is divine in its source and expression, and without the sweetening grace of this supernatural love, the natural loves become distorted and even dangerous.
©1960 C. S. Lewis Pte Ltd (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889) was a biblical scholar who converted from Judaism to Christianity and wrote popular books like The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services, and Bible History Old Testament. In this extensive work, Edersheim examines the Messianic prophecies in the Jewish scripture from the Christian perspective. Through the 12 chapters of the book, he argues that Jesus Christ fulfilled the Messianic hopes of many of the Old Testament prophecies. He also uses the Apocrypha, Pentateuch, and Pseudepigrapha to find further examples that Jesus was present in Jewish texts many centuries before he was born.
Public Domain (P)2019 Museum Audiobooks
A movement seeks to redefine Christianity. Some think that it is a much-needed progressive reformation. Others believe that it is an attack on historic Christianity. Alisa Childers never thought she would question her Christian faith. She was raised in a Christian home, where she had seen her mom and dad feed the hungry, clothe the homeless, and love the outcast. She had witnessed God at work and then had dedicated her own life to leading worship as part of the popular Christian band ZOEgirl. All that was deeply challenged when she met a progressive pastor who called himself a hopeful agnostic. Another Gospel? describes the intellectual journey Alisa took over several years as she wrestled with a series of questions that struck at the core of the Christian faith. After everything she had ever believed about God, Jesus, and the Bible had been picked apart, she found herself at the brink of despair...until God rescued her, helping her to rebuild her faith, one solid brick at a time. In a culture of endless questions, you need solid answers. If you or someone you love has encountered the ideas of progressive Christianity and arent sure how to respond, Alisas journey will show you how to determine - and rest in - whats unmistakably true.
©2020 Alisa Childers (P)2020 Tyndale House Publishers
As featured on Bible Gateway, the Revised Geneva Translation of the Holy Bible is a faithful 21st-century update to the Geneva Bible of the 1500s, the very first widely distributed Bible in English. It was borne of an actor's need to memorize and speak Scripture out loud with specific meanings and inflections. Just as in all preceding centuries, biblical text in the 1500s was meant to be heard and seen, as much as read, because so many of those who received it were illiterate (especially Gentiles) and needed to memorize it and speak it back to each other often in order to facilitate meditation. The RGT was created with that in mind. It is specifically designed to be spoken and heard, repeatedly and is built on the premise that a crucial key to revival in the present can be found in one simple practice from the past: speaking God's word back to each other in community. To that end, the RGT strives to preserve the textual cadence and poetry that is so essential to Elizabethan literature, while at the same time eliminating archaic and potentially distracting 16th-century words, phrases, and punctuation (such as employing the proper use of parentheses and quotation marks). It preserves the Geneva Bible's pioneering poetic style (i.e. beginning every verse on a new line - which aids tremendously in memorization). However, unlike the Geneva Bibles of the 1500s, there is no commentary or other human adornment. The RGT intentionally omits these things and makes single interpretive choices, based primarily on the translations of William Tyndale and F.H.A. Scrivener. The study of textual variants is left to other Bibles more properly suited for that purpose. Again, the particular purpose of this Bible is to encourage the speaking, hearing, and sharing of the simple, powerful, illuminating Word of God alone (Luke 8:21). In scholarly terms, the RGT is a formal or complete equivalency, based on the Byzantine text-type family of ancient Greek manuscripts. At this writing, the RGT is one of only a handful of modern translations of the New Testament to be so. Most others (including the NASB, ESV, NIV, Passion, and NLT) use the shorter Alexandrian text-type family of Greek manuscripts as their base text. These texts, in addition to excluding passages such as Mark 16:9-20, John 7:53-8:11, and the "Johannine Comma" of 1John 5:7, also contain hundreds of other undocumented omissions and variations from the text of the Reformation, such as John 5:4, John 6:47, Acts 8:37, Acts 9:5b-6a, Acts 15:24b, and Colossians 1:14. It is our hope that this project will be a living and active Bible for this generation, built for hearing and doing (Matthew 7:24), and that it will be profitable for teaching, convicting, correcting, and instructing in righteousness (2Timothy 3:16). "[T]hat your faith might not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." (1Corinthians2:5)
©2019 Five Talents Audio (P)2020 Five Talents Audio
Is heaven a literal place? What does it look like? What will we do all day? Will there be angels there? We all have questions about what heaven will be like. Fortunately scripture is filled with helpful information about our future home - we just have to know where to look. Dr. David Jeremiah has spent a lifetime studying what the Bible has to say about heaven, and now, in Answers to Your Questions About Heaven, he has done just that - provided answers to your most pressing questions about heaven, angels, and eternity in a straightforward, easy-to-understand, biblically based audiobook. A perfect gift for friends and family and a handy resource to keep on your own player, this audiobook will ignite your imagination and whet your appetite for all the amazing experiences that await!
©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian
If youve ever been discouraged by Christianity - whether youve been a lifelong churchgoer or someone who left religion a long time ago - this book will change your life. God only spoke twice while Jesus was on earth. (We should probably sit up and pay attention.) Both times he said: Jesus is marked by my love. No tattoo. No handshake. No team colors or logos or code words. The only thing that marked Jesus Christ and the only thing that would mark his followers - love. Consider: How would I treat someone who I disagree with in a political discussion if I ran everything I said through a filter of love? How would I care for someone who is contemplating an abortion if I were marked by his love? How would I help a friend going through a divorce if I really loved him and his family? What would be different about my social media posts or comments if I really loved the people I was responding to or writing about? How would I show love toward the gay couple that moved in next door if I was actually following in Jesus steps? How would I treat the Hispanic family who I think may have crossed the border illegally and are living off government welfare if I were marked by his love? How would I respond to the homeless guy begging on the curb in a loving way? This is real life stuff. If every follower of Jesus was truly marked by love, it would change the world. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 Tim Stevens (P)2018 Oasis Audio
Based on his best-selling book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, this 40-day devotional by Peter Scazzero is your guide to more intentional, meaningful, life-changing communion with God. We all struggle to find daily time to be with God for the nourishment of our souls. This groundbreaking devotional is your key to resting fully in the awareness of his presence, increasing your self-knowledge, and growing deeper, closer to God. Each day, Peter Scazzero invites you to the ancient and yet powerful spiritual discipline of the Daily Office, the practice of pausing morning and evening to reflect on God's work in your life. In the midst of the hustle, we have to create interludes to re-center our hearts on the presence of God. For eight weeks, each morning and evening devotional will help you create that much-needed space for silence and reflection. You will be encouraged with thoughtful readings and questions to consider. And after each a closing prayer, you'll return to your day with a renewed sense of purpose and peace. This devotional is drawn from the best-selling book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and can be heard as a companion book or enjoyed on its own. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day will anchor your life on the invitation to love God with all your heart, mind, and strength. In this guided journey, you'll discover the spiritual nourishment, joy, and peace that comes from meeting with God every day. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day is also available in Spanish, Espiritualidad emocionalmente sana Día a día. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2014 Peter Scazzero (P)2021 Zondervan
This audiobook includes bonus tracks with interviews from Shauna Niequist (Present over Perfect), Hillary McBride (Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image), Pete Enns (How the Bible Actually Works), and more from Jen's podcast, For the Love! No more hiding or people-pleasing up in here, sisters. No more being sidelined in your own life. It is time for us to be brave, to claim our gifts and quirks and emotions. You are set free and set up and set on fire. Now you can get busy doing what you were placed on this planet to do. Now you can be honest, honest, honest about all of it, even the hard stuff, even the humiliating stuff, even the secret stuff. Now you can walk in your convictions of faith and ask new questions unafraid. Now you can be so free, because you are not searching for value from any source other than your own beautiful soul made piece by piece by God who adores you and is ready to get on with the business of unleashing you into this world. In this audiobook, I break it down into five self-reflective categories - who I am, what I need, what I want, what I believe, and how I connect - and by working your way through them, you will learn to own your space, ground, and gifts (they are yours, sister); be strong in your relationships and lay down passive aggression, resentment, drama, and compliance; say guilt-free what you want and what you need; and welcome spiritual curiosity and all the fantastic change that doing so creates. You with me, beloveds? If we do this work on our own selves now, not only will we discover a life truly worth living, but we will free our daughters to rise up behind us, with spines straight, heads up, and coated in our strength.
©2020 Jen Hatmaker (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
The Anger Management Workbook for Women delivers an actionable five-step strategy specially designed to help you understand, work through, and take control of your anger. As a clinical social worker and therapist specializing in anger management, Julie Catalano has seen that when women choose to address their anger management issues, they often do so with feelings of shame or regret. If anger is wreaking havoc in your life and you have decided to work on it - congratulations, youre making a very brave choice. In The Anger Management Workbook for Women, Julie offers a five-step anger management plan that will help you understand the source of your anger, release the pervasive guilt that often results from negative behaviors, and learn actionable strategies for managing anger now and in the future. Included in The Anger Management Workbook for Women are the compelling stories of women who have overcome their anger issues with Julies help, as well as: Accurate, up-to-date research that explores how anger occurs and manifests in womens brains and bodies Worksheets, quizzes, and other interactive exercises for assessing negative behavior patterns and discovering how your mind perceives and responds to anger Practical in-the-moment techniques and strategies that will change your mental and physical reaction to anger-provoking thoughts and situations Use of the FADE method - Feel better about managing anger, Appear differently to others, Do things differently, and be Empowered when managing better Anger management does not come naturally for many women, and those who seek anger management treatment do so for a variety of reasons. No matter what your reason, the guidance, tools, and support in The Anger Management Workbook for Women can help you take control of your anger and live a healthier, happier life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, a PDF of reference material not included in the narration will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 Julie Catalano (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
"The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, who look forward to something greater to come. For these, it is enough to wait in humble fear until the Holy One himself comes down to us, God in the child in the manger. God comes. The Lord Jesus comes. Christmas comes. Christians rejoice!"Dietrich Bonhoeffer Executed by the Nazis for his complicity in a plot to assassinate Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer remains with us today through his writings - far-reaching ripples of deep thought, passionate words, and unflinching character. Including biographical insights, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christmas Sermons spans Bonhoeffer's 17 years as a preacher. This collection of vintage sermons and writings searches out the power and mystery of the Christmas season: its joyous riches and its implications for our lives.
©2010 Dietrich Bonhoeffer (P)2010 Zondervan
The early Christian Church was a chaos of contending beliefs. Some groups of Christians claimed that there was not one God but two or twelve or thirty. Some believed that the world had not been created by God but by a lesser, ignorant deity. Certain sects maintained that Jesus was human but not divine, while others said he was divine but not human. In Lost Christianities, Bart D. Ehrman offers a fascinating look at these early forms of Christianity and shows how they came to be suppressed, reformed, or forgotten. All of these groups insisted that they upheld the teachings of Jesus and his apostles, and they all possessed writings that bore out their claims, books reputedly produced by Jesus's own followers. Modern archaeological work has recovered a number of key texts, and as Ehrman shows, these spectacular discoveries reveal religious diversity that says much about the ways in which history gets written by the winners. Ehrman's discussion ranges from considerations of various "lost scriptures" - including forged gospels supposedly written by Simon Peter, Jesus's closest disciple, and Judas Thomas, Jesus's alleged twin brother - to the disparate beliefs of such groups as the Jewish-Christian Ebionites, the anti-Jewish Marcionites, and various "Gnostic" sects. Ehrman examines in depth the battles that raged between "proto-orthodox Christians" - those who eventually compiled the canonical books of the New Testament and standardized Christian belief - and the groups they denounced as heretics and ultimately overcame. Scrupulously researched and lucidly written, Lost Christianities is an eye-opening account of politics, power, and the clash of ideas among Christians in the decades before one group came to see its views prevail.
©2003 Oxford University Press (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Every man was once a boy. And every little boy has dreams, big dreams: dreams of being the hero, of beating the bad guys, of doing daring feats and rescuing the damsel in distress. Every little girl has dreams, too: of being rescued by her prince and swept up into a great adventure, knowing that she is the beauty. But what happens to those dreams when we grow up? Walk into most churches, have a look around, and ask yourself: What is a Christian man? Without listening to what is said, look at what you find there. Most Christian men are...bored. In Wild at Heart, John Eldredge invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. And he invites women to discover the secret of a man's soul and to delight in the strength and wildness men were created to offer.
©2003 John Eldredge (P)2003 Oasis Audio LLC
New York Times Best Seller In this refreshing and inspiring memoir, Lauren Akins, the wife of country music star Thomas Rhett, shows what it's really like to be "the perfect couple" fans imagine, and reveals what it actually takes to live in love, stay in love, and grow together. Named One of the Best Books of the Year by Parade When country music star Thomas Rhett won the ACM Award for Single of the Year with "Die a Happy Man", his wife, Lauren Akins, was overjoyed. Her childhood best friend and now husband was being anointed the hottest new star in country music - for a song he had written about her. He was living his dream. Lauren was elated, but she was also wrestling with some big questions, not the least of which was, How can I live my own life of purpose? Lauren Akins never wanted to be in the spotlight, but as Thomas Rhett made his relationship with Lauren the subject of many of his hit songs, she was tossed into the role of one of America's sweethearts. Revered by fans for her down-to-earth ease and charm, her commitment to humanitarian work, and the pure love she exudes for her family, Lauren has never shared her side of their story - full as it's been with deep love, painful loss, tremendous joy, and a struggle to stay grounded in faith along the way - until now. In Live in Love, Lauren shares details about her childhood friendship with Thomas Rhett, explaining how they reconnected as young adults. She offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of being married to her best friend, who just happens to be a music star, and the struggle to find her own footing in the frenzy of her husband's fame. And in heart-wrenching detail, she opens up about her life-changing experiences doing mission work in Haiti, and then in Uganda, where she met the precious baby who would become their first daughter. From sharing the romance of their handwritten wedding vows to the challenges they faced as they adjusted to the reality of becoming first-time parents, Live in Love takes an intimate look at one couple's life - and opens a window into all of our journeys on the path to self-discovery. Live in Love is a deeply personal memoir that offers inspiring guidance for anyone looking to keep romance alive, balance children and marriage, express true faith, and live a life of purpose.
©2020 Lauren Akins and Mark Dagostino (P)2020 Random House Audio
What to do when you feel like giving up When you said, I do, you entered marriage with high hopes, dreaming it would be supremely happy. You never intended for it to be miserable. Millions of couples are struggling in desperate marriages. But the story doesnt have to end there. Dr. Gary Chapman writes, I believe that in every troubled marriage, one or both partners can take positive steps that have the potential for changing the emotional climate in their marriage. Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away, the revised and updated edition of the award-winning Desparate Marriages, teaches you how to: Recognize and reject the myths that hold you captive Better understand your spouses behavior Take responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, and actions Make choices that can have a lasting, positive impact on you and your spouse An experienced marriage and family counselor, Gary Chapman speaks to those whose spouse is any of the following: Irresponsible A workaholic Controlling Uncommunicative Verbally abusive Physically abusive Sexually abusive Unfaithful Addicted to alcohol or drugs Depressed Marriage has the same potential to be miserable as it does to be blissful. Listen to Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away to learn how you can turn things around. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2018 Gary Chapman (P)2018 Oasis Audio
Brant Pitre is one of the most compelling theological writers on the scene today. (Bishop Robert Barron) Best-selling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist casts new light on the Virgin Mary, illuminating her role in the Old and New Testaments. Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the "traditions of men"? Should she be called the "Mother of God", or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life, or do the "brothers of Jesus" refer to her other children? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshiping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus? In Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Dr. Pitre takes listeners step-by-step from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal how deeply biblical Catholic beliefs about Mary really are. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and ancient Judaism to unlock how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is in fact the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the new Ark of the Covenant.
©2018 Brant James Pitre (P)2018 Random House Audio
A compilation of the Old and New Testament from the Unabridged Contemporary English Version Translation of the Holy Bible. This compilation also includes the Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha in between the Old and New Testaments. The complete list of narrators includes: George Guidall, Suzanne Toren, Jonathan Davis, Peter Jay Fernandez, Pete Bradbury, Jeff Woodman, John McDonough, Nelson Runger, Norman Dietz, Richard Poe, Jack Garrett, Peter Fancis James, George Wilson, Robert O'Keefe, Christina Moore, Ed Sala, and Paul Hecht.
©1995, 1999 American Bible Society (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
This guidebook, packed with wisdom, practical advice, resources, and encouragement, explores how moms can equip their sons with what they most need to succeed in life. Monica Swanson knew she'd tapped a heartfelt concern when nearly two million readers shared her blog post, "What a Teenage Boy Needs Most from His Mom". In this helpful audiobook, she takes mothers deeper into the insights they need for the boy-raising journey, covering topics from dealing with the daily influences of friends and technology to helping a boy grow to be physically, spiritually, and emotionally healthy. She also addresses learning and finding passions, perspectives on relationships and dating, and work ethics and money management. Each chapter features relatable stories, handy checklists, and practical advice based on a combination of research, experience, and biblical truth to guide and equip a mom in helping her son achieve his God-given potential. Praise for Boy Mom "In Boy Mom Monica Swanson offers readers practical advice and resounding hope that parenting our sons well through all seasons is not only possible but also enjoyable. This book is like an essential trail guide that Ill refer to again and again in the beautiful and challenging adventure of motherhood." (Becky Keife, author of No Better Mom for the Job and mom of three spirited boys) "Monica Swanson is the friend we all need in our lives: humble, straightforward, warm, full of wisdom, and short on nonsense - and she knows her stuff like no one else. In Boy Mom she holds the bar high yet is forthcoming about her own struggles and imperfections. Inside these pages youll find deeply rooted biblical and practical advice along with calls to action when you dont know where to start. The Boy Mom Manifesto at the end will not only inspire you but also make your heart swell." (Kate Merrick, author of Here, Now: Unearthing Peace and Presence in an Overconnected World) "Monica Swanson is the ultimate Boy Mom mentor. While her perspective on parenting is grounded in biblical wisdom, each chapter holds excellent practical tools for how to work out that wisdom on a daily basis in our homes. Of course, we know there arent formulas that will ensure we get it all right, but we also know that gleaning wisdom from women who have gone before us (and are still in the trenches with us) is invaluable in the wonderful adventure of helping boys become all God created them to be." (Jeannie Cunnion, author of Mom Set Free)
©2019 Monica Swanson and Wendy Speake (P)2019 Random House Audio
Did anyone ever tell you that you have greatness inside? The fact may have never crossed your mind, you may have refused to acknowledge it, or you may have grown up with others telling you just the opposite. So many people go through life unaware or unwilling to accept the realization that they can and will be great. What is hindering you from becoming what you can and need to be? How can you take the obstacles in your life and turn them into opportunities? There are five essentials that every successful and resilient person on this planet uses to unlock their inner greatness. The tremendous news is these steps work for every single one of us in every individual situation, 100 percent of the time! Spark gives you the blueprint to unfolding and perfecting the highest version of yourself. It will provide you with the understanding and tools to help you continue refining and redefining your future as your world changes. It's time to claim your greatness. No more waiting; no more procrastinating; and no more doubtful debating. The world needs you to deliver on all that you can. Once you listen to this book and begin this process, you will never be the same!
©2020 Tremendous Leadership (P)2021 Tremendous Leadership
Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the 12 disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original 12 disciples for today's modern disciple - you.
©2006 John F. MacArthur (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
They were ordinary, common, and in some cases shockingly low-caste, yet each was made extraordinary by her life-changing encounter with God. Twelve Extraordinary Women offers a poignant and personal look into the lives of some of the Bible's most faithful women. Their struggles and temptations are the same trials faced by all believers at all ages. Inside this book, best-selling author and Bible teacher John MacArthur shows that the God to whom they were so committed is the same God who continues to mold and use ordinary people today. Twelve Extraordinary Women features the stories of: Eve Sarah Rahab Ruth Hannah Mary Anna The Samaritan Woman Martha and Mary Mary Magdalene Lydia A study guide and accompanying table are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 John F. MacArthur (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
The ancient historian Josephus is key to a proper understanding of the time of Christ and the early church era. This recording, an abridged paraphrase of two Josephus histories, will transport you back in time to the period 37 B.C. to A.D. 70, from the time Herod took Jerusalem to become "King of the Jews," to the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and its temple.
©1998 Barbour and Company, Inc.
Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things. In Beautiful Outlaw, John Eldredge removes the religious varnish to help readers discover stunning new insights into the humanity of Jesus. He was accused of breaking the law, keeping bad company, heavy drinking. Of being the devil himself. He was so compelling and dangerous they had to kill him. But others loved him passionately. He had a sense of humor. His generosity was scandalous. His anger made enemies tremble. He'd say the most outrageous things. He was definitely not the Jesus of the stained glass. In the author's winsome, narrative approach, he breaks Jesus out of the typical stereotypes, just as he set masculinity free in his book, Wild at Heart. By uncovering the real Jesus, readers are welcomed into the rich emotional life of Christ. All of the remarkable qualities of Jesus burst like fireworks with color and brilliance because of his humanity. Eldredge goes on to show readers how they can experience this Jesus in their lives every day. This book will quicken readers' worship, and deepen their intimacy with Jesus.
©2011 John Eldredge (P)2011 Hachette
The world you live in promotes sex as the answer to just about everything. The pressure to go along with the crowd is greater than ever before, and it's easy to compromise in little ways that are a lot more harmful than they seem. You and your friends may become caught up in destructive relationships or sexual activities without even knowing how you got there. You just want to be normal - to fit in, to be liked, to look attractive to the opposite sex. But are you paying too high a price? This counterpart to the award-winning Every Young Man's Battle can help you: Learn how the sexual battle begins in your heart and mind Understand your hunger for attention from guys Recognize and avoid the potential pitfalls awaiting young women on the journey toward adulthood and possibly marriage Find out how the media, novels, fashion, Internet chat rooms, and body and beauty obsessions influence your sexual choices - and what you can do about it Guard your mind, heart, and body against sexual and emotional compromise Develop a deeper, more satisfying level of intimacy with God Whether you have so far protected yourself emotionally and sexually, feel that you've been robbed of your purity, or have given in to temptation in some way, this book can help you achieve or reclaim sexual integrity. It can also guide you through the temptations and pressures of young adulthood while demonstrating how you can live your life to the fullest - without regrets.
©2012 eChristian Inc. (P)2012 eChristian, Inc.
"This book will be one of the most, if not the most, pivotal leadership books you'll ever read." (Andy Stanley) "If you're ready to lead right where you are, this book can show you how to start." (Dave Ramsey) "Read this book! The marketplace is full of leadership messages, but this one is a stand out." (Louie Giglio) In How to Lead When You're Not in Charge, author and pastor Clay Scroggins explains what is needed to be a great leader - even when you answer to someone else. Drawing from biblical principles and his experience as a megachurch pastor, Clay will help you nurture your vision and cultivate influence, even when you lack authority in your organization. Every leader, young or old, resonates with the dead-end feeling of not being in charge. Too often the lack of authority paralyzes leaders, leaving them believing they must wait to be in charge until they can lead. One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. Great leaders don't buy it. Great leaders lead with or without the authority to lead. Because every road of leadership forks at the intersection of authority and influence, learning to cultivate influence without authority is foundational to navigating culture today. Charts and graphs included in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2017 Clay Scroggins (P)2017 Zondervan
For many years an atheist, C. S. Lewis vividly describes the spiritual quest that convinced him of the truth and reality of Christianity, in his famous autobiography. "In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God...perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England." Thus Lewis describes memorably the crisis of his conversion. Surprised by Joy reveals both that crisis and its momentous conclusion that would determine the shape of Lewis' entire life.
©1955 C. S. Lewis Pte Ltd (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
A lifelong pursuit of knowing God should embody the Christian's existence. According to eminent theologian J.I. Packer, however, Christians have become enchanted by modern skepticism and have joined the "gigantic conspiracy of misdirection" by failing to put first things first. Knowing God aims to redirect our attention to the simple, deep truth that to know God is to love His Word. What began as a number of consecutive articles angled for "honest, no-nonsense readers who were fed up with facile Christian verbiage" in 1973, Knowing God has become a contemporary classic by creating "small studies out of great subjects." Each chapter is so specific in focus (covering topics such as the trinity, election, God's wrath, and God's sovereignty), that each succeeding chapter's theology seems to rival the next, until one's mind is so expanded that one's entire view of God has changed. Author Elizabeth Eliot wrote that amid the lofty content, Packer "puts the hay where the sheep can reach it - plainly shows us ordinary folks what it means to know God." Having rescued us from the individual hunches of our ultra-tolerant theological age, Packer points the listener to the true character of God with his theological competence and compassionate heart. The lazy and faint-hearted should be warned about this timeless work - God is magnified, the sinner is humbled, and the saint encouraged.
©1993 J.I. Packer (P)2011 christianaudio.com
Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women, and especially Jesus' parables. Through it all, Bailey employs his trademark expertise as a master of Middle Eastern culture to lead you into a deeper understanding of the person and significance of Jesus within his own cultural context. With a sure but gentle hand, Bailey lifts away the obscuring layers of modern Western interpretation to reveal Jesus in the light of his actual historical and cultural setting. This entirely new material from the pen of Ken Bailey is a must-have for any student of the New Testament. If you have benefited from Bailey's work over the years, this audiobook will be a welcome and indispensable addition to your library. If you are unfamiliar with Bailey's work, this audiobook will introduce you to a very old yet entirely new way of understanding Jesus. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2009 Kenneth E. Bailey (P)2020 Two Words Publishing LLC
In A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace. Williamson reveals how we each can become a miracle worker by accepting God and by the expression of love in our daily lives. Whether our psychic pain is in the area of relationships, career, or health, she shows us how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practicing love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children.
©1992 Marianne Williamson (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
Life doesnt have to be so complicated. In Jesus Over Everything, Bible teacher Lisa Whittle gives practical language for our universal difficulties, offering hope and direction for the future. We all want to live simpler lives and to put Jesus first and we struggle with both. While we are busy strategizing new ways to streamline our calendars and clean out our closets of the clutter, what really needs attention is what will give us long-term clarity and peace the priority order of Jesus over everything in our lives. In Jesus Over Everything, Lisa shares eight statements of choice to help us grow in our understanding of what it means to put Jesus first amid the craziness of our days. Discover the joy of choosing:· Commitment over mood Real over pretty Steady over hype Holiness over freedom Service over spotlight And more Jesus Over Everything is a practical, compelling picture of what we crave yet struggle to define as we seek to give God his rightful place in our everyday lives.
©2020 Lisa Whittle (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
My wife drives me crazy sometimes. My husband should already know what I need. Is our marriage in trouble if we fight all the time? Is it possible to learn how to fight? For the last several years, Penn and Kim Holderness have done the hard maintenance and the research. With the help of their marriage coach Dr. Christopher Edmonston, they break down their biggest (and in some cases, funniest) fights. How did a question about chicken wings turn into a bra fight (no, not a bar fight; a bra fight)? How did a roll of toilet paper lead to tears, resentment, and a stint in the guest bedroom? With their trademark sense of humor and complete vulnerability, Penn and Kim share their ten most common Fight Fails and how to combat them. Throughout the book, they offer scripts for how to start, continue, and wrap up hard conversations. Couples will emerge equipped to engage and understand, not do battle - and maybe laugh a little more along the way. In Everybody Fights, couples will learn how to conjure the magic of metacommunication break free of secret contracts banish the three Ds - distraction, denial, and delay carry their own individual baggage while helping each other deal with theirs Penn and Kim metacommunication want people to know theyre not alone. Marriage is messy. Marriage is work. But marriage is worth it. Fight for it.
©2021 Kim Holderness and Penn Holderness (P)2021 Thomas Nelson
The truth about demons is far stranger - and even more fascinating - than what's commonly believed. Are demons real? Are they red creatures with goatees holding pitchforks and sitting on people's shoulders while whispering bad things? Did a third of the angels really rebel with Satan? Are demons and "principalities and powers" just terms for the same entities, or are they different members of the kingdom of darkness? Is the world a chaotic mess because of what happened in Eden, or is there more to the story of evil? What people believed about evil spiritual forces in ancient biblical times is often very different than what people have been led to believe about them today. And this ancient worldview is missing from most attempts to treat the topic. In Demons, Michael Heiser debunks popular presuppositions about the very real powers of darkness. Rather than traditions, stories, speculations, or myths, Demons is grounded in what ancient people of both the Old and New Testament eras believed about evil spiritual forces and in what the Bible actually says. You'll come away with a sound, biblical understanding of demons, supernatural rebellion, evil spirits, and spiritual warfare.
©2020 Lexham Press (P)2020 Lexham Press
What the emergent church movement is all about and why it matters to the future of Christianity Following on the questions raised by Brian McLaren in A New Kind of Christian, Tony Jones has written an engaging exploration of what this new kind of Christianity looks like. Writing dispatches about the thinking and practices of adventurous emergent Christians across the country, he offers an in-depth view of this new "third way" of faith - its origins, its theology, its views of truth, Scripture, and interpretation, and its hopeful and life-giving sense of community. With the depth of theological expertise and broad perspective he has gained as a pastor, writer, and leader of the movement, Jones initiates listeners into the emergent conversation and offers a new way forward for Christians in a post-Christian world. With journalistic narrative as well as authoritative reflection, he draws upon on-site research to provide fascinating examples and firsthand stories of who is doing what, where, and why it matters.
©2009 Tony Jones (P)2009 eChristian
The gospel of Jesus Christ is filled with paradoxes. Many of God's directions appear to be contrary to logic and reason. On the surface, they appear to have the opposite effect of the promised result. This book explores 12 of these gospel paradoxes with powerful scriptures and stories from the lives of faith-filled Christians. In these paradoxically statements are profound truth that lead and guide us to a life of happiness and fulfillment and ultimately eternal life with Christ. The Paradox of Faith contains insight on faith from the Apostle Peters experience walking on water with Jesus. From The Paradox of Performance, you will learn why the first shall be last, and the last shall be first. In The Paradox of Leadership, you will hear inspiring stories of servant leadership from the life of Jesus Christ, Abraham Lincoln, and the Founding Fathers. The Paradox of Wisdom contains three lessons learned from Balaams talking donkey found in the book of numbers. The Paradox of Receiving contains insights on prayer and receiving gifts from God. The Paradox of Pain answers the question of why bad things happen to good people. The Paradox of Forgiveness contains great stories from the life of Leonardo Da Vinci and others on the power of forgiveness. The Paradox of Wealth teaches principles every parent must know to raise productive, self-sufficient children and grandchildren. The Paradox of Giving shows how giving actually makes you richer. The Paradox of Fundamentals teaches how to apply in your life the formula legendary coach John Wooden used to create 10 national championship teams in 12 years.
©2010 Cameron C Taylor (P)2011 Cameron C Taylor
Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. He brazenly pretended to be an established hip-hop artist to secure a meeting with a studio head - and it led to a record deal. He convinced a bunch successful business executives to invest in an unprecedented business plan - and it turned into Marquis Jet. He sincerely offered to run a 100-mile race in Spanx to get the attention of the beautiful founder of the company - and ended up marrying her. His life is about being bold and risky. And it's brought him plenty of rewards. So when Jesse felt himself drifting on autopilot, he hired a rather unconventional trainer to live with him for a month - an accomplished Navy SEAL widely considered to be "the toughest man on the planet"! Living with a SEAL is like a buddy movie if it starred the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air...and Rambo. Jesse is about as easy-oing as you can get. SEAL is...not. He even shows up at Jesse's apartment with an inflatable raft just in case the Itzler family ever has to escape Manhattan by crossing the Hudson River. Jesse and SEAL's escapades soon produce a great friendship, and by the time SEAL leaves, Jesse is in the best shape of his life, but he gains much more than muscle. At turns hilarious and inspiring, Living with a SEAL ultimately shows you the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone.
©2015 Jesse Itzler (P)2015 Hachette Audio
Discover the power of (finally) getting unstuck, claiming your clarity, and becoming the person whose life you want to live - all through a simple self-care practice you can build into your daily routine. For anyone who's trying to make sense of their life, who wants to get unstuck from the patterns that hold them back, hear this incredible news: Everything you need for the freedom you want is entirely within reach. This practice and pathway is free, it's readily available every day of your life, it takes just minutes of your time, and anyone can do it. Author, writing coach, and speaker Allison Fallon's life transformed when she discovered the power of a daily writing practice. As it turns out, using your words is one of the most powerful means you have for unlocking your life. The Power of Writing It Down is your guide to this transformative tool available to us all. In as little as five to 20 minutes a day, scientific research shows this daily practice can help you: Identify your ruts and create new neurological grooves toward better habits Find fresh motivation and take ownership of your life Heal from past pain and trauma Relieve anxiety and depression Contextualize life's setbacks and minor frustrations Live a more confident, balanced, and healthy life And so much more Drawing from years of coaching hundreds through the writing process - from first-timers to New York Times best-selling authors - Allison shares tried and tested practices for getting started, staying inspired, and using this simple habit to shift how you feel and show up to your life. Pen and paper is simply the method, but the reward is the real magic: new depths of self-discovery, creativity, and intentionality for living.
©2021 Allison Fallon (P)2021 Zondervan
En Las 21 leyes irrefutables del liderazgo, John C. Maxwell combinó conocimiento perspicaz aprendido en sus más de 40 años de éxitos y errores de liderazgo con observaciones del mundo de los negocios, de la política, de los deportes, de la religión y el conflicto militar. Algunas de las partes más destacadas de la edición revisada de este libro de gran éxito de ventas según la lista del New York Times, la cual ha vendido más de un millón de ejemplares en inglés, son: Cada capítulo ha sido revisado. 2 capítulos, "La ley de la adición" (que reemplaza "La ley de E. F. Hutton") y "La ley de la imagen" (que reemplaza "La ley de la reproducción"), son completamente nuevos. 17 historias nuevas han sido incluidas. 6 capítulos están corregidos en un 50%. 5 capítulos están corregidos en un 75%. Secciones de aplicación práctica acompañan a cada capítulo. Se ha incluido una evaluación de liderazgo. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2007 John C. Maxwell (P)2007 Thomas Nelson Publishers
Lots of books claim they can change your life. But how many actually teach you how to take the many small steps that lead to success each and every day of your life? Now in Today Matters, motivational teacher and best-selling author John C. Maxwell shows you how to seize the day. In this hands-on and inspiring guide he offers twelve daily practices to help you control your daily agenda, make time for people you love, and find success in your career. There's a great time to begin a more successful life. It's called today.
©2004 John C. Maxwell (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks
Is an imposter robbing you of God's love? Many Christians have bought into the lie that we are worthy of God's love only when our lives are going well. If our families are happy or our jobs are meaningful, life is a success. But when life begins to fall through the cracks and embarrassing sins threaten to reveal our less-than-perfect identity, we scramble to keep up a good front to present to the world - and God. We cower and hide until we can rearrange the mask of perfection and look good again. Sadly, it is then that we wonder why we lack intimate relationships and a passionate faith. Yes all this time God is calling us to take the mask off and come openly to Him. God longs for us to know in the depth of our being that He loves us and accepts us as we are. When we are true selves, we can finally claim our identity as God's child - Abba's child - and experience His pleasure in who we are. Brennan Manning encourages readers to let go of the imposter lifestyle and freely accept our belovedness as a child of the heavenly Father. In Him there is life, our passion is rekindled, and our union with Him is His greatest pleasure.
©2008 Brennan Manning (P)2008 christianaudio.com
One contemporary scholar and authority on Spurgeon says of this work: "Next to Mr. Spurgeon's great literary work, The Treasury of David, we consider (these) Lectures to My Students his greatest single contribution to the Christian world. There is more practical wisdom, common sense and sage advice packed within these pages than with any other book of similar size, or content." This complete and unabridged edition of Spurgeon's great work will make it possible for today's generation to appreciate Spurgeon's combination of discerning wit and refreshingly practical advice. Included in the twenty-eight chapters of this classic volume are lectures such as: The Call to Ministry The Preacher's Private Prayer On the Choice of a Text On the Voice The Holy Spirit in Connection with Our Ministry The Blind Eye and the Deaf Ear On Conversion as Our Aim Illustrations in Preaching As were all of Spurgeon's messages to his people, each of these lectures is Scripture-saturated and Christ-honoring. They move swiftly and are fascinating in their content and sage counsel.
©1979 Charles Spurgeon (P)2012 Zondervan
What is needed now is for humanity to agree on the most important topic in human history. We could produce spectacular results if we did so, changing life on Earth for the better - forever. And this is not out of our reach. We could bring an end to anger, violence, disagreements between people and nations, financial hardships, poverty, starvation, and the suffering of millions. We could bring peace, prosperity, security, opportunity, and joy to people around the world. In short, all that humanity has ever hoped for or dreamt of and what we were truly meant to experience could be ours. This could happen virtually overnight. And it could be done with the embracing of a single idea.
©2020 Neale Donald Walsch (P)2020 Phoenix Books
What if being in love isn't a good enough reason to get married? What if dating isn't about finding "the one," but about serving the one who loves you most? Don't get married until you listen to this audiobook. In The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas challenges you to think beyond finding a "soul mate" and to look for a "sole mate" - someone who will walk with you on your spiritual journey. After all, if you don't know why to marry, you won't know who to marry. The Sacred Search casts a vision for building a relationship around a shared spiritual mission - and making a marriage with eternity at its heart.
©2013 David C. Cook (P)2013 Oasis Audio
"Becoming a Christian means being sick of your sin, longing for forgiveness and rescue from present evil and future hell, and affirming your commitment to the Lordship of Christ to the point where you are willing to forsake everything. I've said it before and I'll say it again: it isn't just holding up your hand or walking down an aisle and saying, 'I love Jesus.'" - John MacArthur Best-selling author and Pastor John MacArthur brings his deep knowledge of Scripture to this foundational subject. Step by step, he walks through the impact of God's sovereignty, our submission, the characteristics of holy living, and our assurance of salvation. MacArthur makes the case that the Christian life is full and rich - but not easy. It requires sacrifice, perseverance, and transformation in the ongoing process of becoming more like Christ. And it is absolutely worth the cost. The Truth About series: For decades, MacArthur has encouraged countless Christians to develop a deeper understanding of the Bible and a greater respect for God's truth. In the Truth About series, he now gathers his landmark teachings about core aspects of the Christian faith in one place. These powerful books are designed to give listeners a focused experience that centers on God's character and how it applies to their daily walk of faith.
©2012 John F. MacArthur (P)2021 Thomas Nelson
What would you be willing to give up to gain the presence of God in your life again? Many of us sign up for a physical detox program, thinking that if our bodies are healthier, then we're healthier. But a healthy body doesn't do us a lot of good if we are spiritually malnourished. Welcome to The 40-Day Sugar Fast, a fast that begins with us giving Jesus our sugar and ends with Jesus giving us himself - the only thing that can ever truly satisfy our soul's deep hunger. On this 40-day journey you'll learn how to stop fixating on food and other things you use to fill the voids in life and instead fix your eyes on Christ. Anyone who runs to sugar for comfort or a reward, who eats mindlessly or out of boredom, who feels physically and spiritually lethargic, or who struggles with self-control will discover here not only freedom from their cravings but an entirely new appetite for the good things God has for us.
©2019 Wendy Speake (P)2019 eChristian
Bullying. Social media. Graphic video games. Elite sports teams. Anxiety. Depression. Whatever happened to just being a kid? As parents, we want to safeguard our children from the pressures and influences of the world but also prepare them for age-appropriate realities. So how do we find that balance? Let Them Be Kids is Jessicas offering of grace and confidence to moms, giving us practical ideas to meet the challenge. Her well-researched, tested methods, woven together with her personal stories and witty humor, deliver wisdom on tough topics, such as balancing family time vs. outside activities, the gift of being awkward and uncool, managing technology, protecting purity, showing grace when kids disobey, and more. Part story, part guidebook, every chapter includes doable strategies and encouragement for the journey, equipping moms with ways to provide a safe, healthy, Christ-centered upbringing for our children. If you want to conquer fear and find the truth that transforms entire families, Let Them Be Kids shows us that its not only possible but essential to enjoy every special moment of building family values together. And it serves as a gentle reminder that, someday, well be very glad that we did. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Jessica Smartt (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
Inspired by the Kendrick brothers new movie Overcomer, and written by the number one New York Times best-selling author team behind The Love Dare and The Battle Plan for Prayer, comes an exciting new resource about discovering your God-given identity and embracing the wonder of who you were created to be. At this very moment, what you believe about your own purpose and value affects almost every area of your life - including how you think and feel, the way you react to circumstances, and how you approach God and your relationships. But what is guiding your core beliefs? Are they healthy and founded upon solid truth? Or are they constantly shifting with the opinions of others or your own emotions? Based upon powerful insights from the scriptural book of Ephesians, and seasoned with personal stories and practical wisdom, Defined challenges you to let the One who knows you best be the One who guides your heart the most. Its time for all of us to live in the amazing light of His acceptance, abundance, and strength.
©2019 B&H Publishing Group (P)2019 B&H Publishing Group
Beginning with the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, this fully revised and updated second volume of The Story of Christianity continues the marvelous history of the world's largest religion. Award-winning historian Justo González brings to life the people, dramatic events, and theological debates that have shaped Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy. From the monk Martin Luther, who dared to stand up to a corrupt pope, to the surprising spread and growing vitality of today's church in Africa, Asia, and South America, The Story of Christianity offers a complete and up-to-date retelling of this amazing history. With new information on the important contributions of women to church history as well as the latest information on Christianity in developing countries, González's richly textured study discusses the changes and directions of the church up to the 21st century. The Story of Christianity covers such recent occurrences as the fall of the Soviet Union and the return of the Russian Orthodox Church; feminist, African American, and third-world theologies; the scandals and controversies facing the reign of Pope Benedict XVI; interfaith dialogue; and the movement toward unity of all Christian churches. This revised and updated edition of The Story of Christianity concludes with a thoughtful look at the major issues and debates facing Christianity today.
©2017 Justo L. Gonzalez (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The Summa Theologica, by Thomas Aquinas, is a fundamental text in Catholic doctrine, a compendium of theology that has been studied and debated since its first publication in the 13th century. Furthermore, it has been widely regarded as one of the classics of Western philosophy, not least because, perhaps for the first time in such a systematic manner, it set out to consider the views of non-Christian figures such as Aristotle, Boethius, Muslim writers including Averroes (Ibn Rushd) and Avicenna (Ibn Sina) and the Sephardic Jewish scholar Maimonides. The work proved a major influence on Dante when he came to write the Divine Comedy and continues to be studied in most of the major Christian traditions. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), an Italian-born Dominican Friar, wrote the Summa Theologica between 1265 and 1274 - it was unfinished at his death. He set out to provide a basic introduction to students, but the scope and detail goes far further than that. It is a huge work, approaching two million words in total. It is divided formally into three parts, though the third was completed after his death by incorporating earlier writings. The three main sections are generally further subdivided, and this is reflected in the Ukemi recording. This opening recording contains the First Part (Prima Pars). It will be followed by Second Part (Prima Secundae - the first part of Part II); then Second Part (Secundae Secundae - the second part of Part II); and finally Part III. Aquinas ordered his work in a clear and regular pattern. He starts with a Question, divides the Question into a number of Articles, and within each Article he enters into a debate, offering Objections and Replies to the Objections. Part I (Prima Pars) has 119 Questions and 584 Articles and is essentially devoted to Gods existence and nature. The first Question is The Nature and Extent of Sacred Doctrine. The second Question (widely read and discussed) is The Existence of God, which includes his proposal of the five ways proving the existence of God. First Part is further divided into sections: Treatise on the Creation, Treatise on the Angels, Treatise on the Work of the Six Days, Treatise on Man, Treatise on the Divine Government. The final Question in the First Part is Of the Propagation of Man as to the Body. The translation used has been formally attributed to Fathers of the English Dominican Province, though it is generally accepted it was the work of one man, Father Laurence Shapcote. It is read with clarity and fluency by Martyn Swain. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Public Domain (P)2020 Ukemi Productions Ltd
Pete and Geri Scazzero developed The Emotionally Healthy (EH) Relationships Course over a 21-year period to directly address core biblical principles to guide you and others into an experience of discipleship that will deeply change your life. In the EH Relationships Course, everyone will learn eight practical relationship skills to develop mature, loving relationships with others such as: Stop Mind Reading and Clarify Expectations Incarnational Listening Climb the Ladder of Integrity Clean Fighting And since loving others and loving God cannot be separated, each person will also grow in their personal, first-hand relationships with Jesus by incorporating stillness, silence, and Scripture as daily life rhythms. The Audio Bible Study series provides a unique learning experience. Instead of sitting down to watch a video teaching for Bible study, listen to the same quality Bible study content on the go! Whether you listen on your commute, while walking outside, or over a lunch break, you can access high-quality audio Bible studies wherever you are. Get the most out of the teaching by diving into the accompanying study guide (sold separately) to walk through reflection questions and individual Bible study to go deeper.
©2020 Peter Scazzero and Geri Scazzero (P)2020 Zondervan
Communicate boldly and effectively like never before with the help and guidance of a number-one New York Times best-selling author and trusted Bishop. In Don't Drop the Mic, Bishop Jakes speaks to listeners about communication and how the ways we speak and interact with others can be part of our everyday ministries. He helps listeners understand: Why the way we speak and the words we use matter How speaking well, no matter your topic or audience, improves your chances of getting the result you want How to craft your message, whether it's a simple email or a speech under the spotlights, to connect with listeners Why good communication is important for building connection and community How sharing God's Word produces abundant fruit ?Drawing lessons from Scripture and his own life, Jakes gives career advice for those who have or want to grow into a speaking career, but he also provides clear direction and insight for everyone who gives presentations, writes emails, or talks to other people in their job or home life. There will be practical advice about how to craft insightful and meaningful communications, but the heart of this book is really about how we can communicate more clearly to build community and share the hope of Christ in our everyday lives. The more adept we become at using all available resources to convey our message, the greater our impact. From lovers to litigators, entrepreneurs to entertainers, and bloggers to board members, we all want to communicate more effectively, intimately, and efficiently. Whether you're interviewing for a new position, proposing a new business plan, auditioning for a performance, delivering a report for your committee, teaching Sunday school, or sharing your heart with a loved one, this book will help.
©2021 T. D. Jakes (P)2021 Hachette Audio
For over four decades, Fulton Sheen was the face of Catholicism in America and literally received hundreds of thousands of letters from people around the world in search of truth, faith, salvation, and spiritual guidance. In this new reissue of one of Sheen's classic works, the Emmy Award-winning priest takes an intimate look at our sacred journey to God and answers some of life's most profound questions. With his clever wit and straightforward language, he explains how we can find contentment in the modern world by applying the Christian philosophy of life to our day-to-day exchanges. Drawing authority from scripture and created for people of all ages and backgrounds, Sheen explores our journey home to God in an insightful conversation designed to strengthen the listeners personal relationship with Jesus. Sheen also shares humorous stories that made him one of the most celebrated personalities of his time. This book is a lasting testament that your life is worth living.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Accompanied by subtle background music, Max McLean's passionate reading of the majestic King James Version (KJV) transforms the words of Scripture into a thrilling audio experience. Commuters, joggers, and anybody who loves God's Word will gain inspiration and encouragement from McLean's award-winning narration of this complete Bible.
Public Domain (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers
Twelve years ago Matthew "the Rocket" Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was the number one NFL draft pick. But on the night of the draft, he plummeted from the pinnacle of esteem. Falsely accused of a heinous crime with irrefutable evidence, it seemed in an instant all was lost--his reputation, his career, his freedom, and most devastatingly, the love of his life. Having served his sentence and never played a down of professional football, Matthew leaves prison with one goal--to find his wife, Audrey, whom no one has seen since the trial. He returns to an unwelcoming reception from his Gardi, Georgia, hometown to learn that Audrey has taken shelter from the media with the nuns at a Catholic school. There she has discovered a young man with the talent to achieve the football career Matthew should have had. All he needs is the right coach. Although helping the boy means Matthew violates the conditions of his release and--if discovered--reincarceration for life, he'll take the chance with hope of winning back Audrey's love.
©2014 Charles Martin (P)2014 Hachette
The 1950s was a boom time for the Catholic Church in America, with large families of devout members providing at least one son or daughter for a life of religious service. Boston was at the epicenter of this explosion, and Bill Manseau and Mary Doherty, two eager young parishioners from different towns, became part of a new breed of clergy, eschewing the comforts of homey parishes and choosing instead to minister to the inner-city poor. Peter Manseau's riveting evocation of his parents' parallel childhoods, their similar callings, their experiences in the seminary and convent, and how they met while tending to the homeless of Roxbury during the riot-prone 1960s is a page-turning meditation on the effect that love can have on profound faith.Once married, the Manseaus continued to fight for Father Bill's right to serve the church as a priest, and it was into this situation that Peter and his siblings were born and raised to be good Catholics while they witnessed their father's personal conflict with the church's hierarchy. A multigenerational tale of spirituality, Vows also charts Peter's own calling, one which he tried to deny even as he felt compelled to consider the monastic life, toying with the idea of continuing a family tradition that stretches back over 300 years of Irish and French Catholic priests and nuns.It is also in Peter's deft hands that we learn about a culture and a religion that has shaped so much of American life, affected generations of true believers, and withstood great turmoil. Vows is a compelling tale of one family's unshakable faith that to be called is to serve, however high the cost may be.
©2005 Peter Manseau (P)2005 Tantor Media, Inc.
Drawing on Jesus' example of walking, best-selling author Mark Buchanan explores one of the oldest spiritual practices of our faith. What happens when we literally walk out our Christian life? We discover the joy of traveling at the speed of our soul. We often act as if faith is only about the mind. But what about our bodies? What does our physical being have to do with our spiritual life? When the Bible exhorts us to walk in the light, or walk by faith, or walk in truth, it means these things literally as much as figuratively. The Christian faith always involves walking out, as again and again we find the holy in the ordinary. "Come, follow me," Jesus said, and then he was off. The most obvious thing about Jesus' method of discipleship, in fact, is that he walked and invited others to walk with him. Jesus is always "on the way", "arriving", "leaving", "approaching", "coming upon". It's in the walking that his disciples are taught, formed, tested, empowered, and released. Part theology, part history, part field guide, God Walk explores walking as spiritual formation, walking as healing, walking as exercise, walking as prayer, walking as pilgrimage, suffering, friendship, and attentiveness. It is a book about being alongside the God who, incarnate in Jesus, turns to us as he passes by - always on foot - and says simply, "Come, follow me." With practical insight and biblical reflections told in his distinct voice, Buchanan provides specific walking exercises so you can immediately implement the practice of going "God speed". Whether you are walking around the neighborhood or hiking in the mountains, walking offers the potential to awaken your life with Christ as it revives body and soul.
©2020 Mark Buchanan (P)2020 Zondervan
To have found God and still to pursue Him is a paradox of love, scorned indeed by the too-easily-satisfied religious person, but justified in happy experience by the children of the burning heart. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux stated this holy paradox in a musical four-line poem. Come near to the holy men and women of the past and you will soon feel the heat of their desire after God. Let A. W. Tozer's pursuit of God spur you also into a genuine hunger and thirst to truly know God.
©2015 Life Sentence Publishing, Inc. (P)2016 Life Sentence Publishing, Inc.
The Old Testament - written in ancient Israel by many different authors over the course of a thousand years - has had more meaning to more people than any other book the world has known. Its influence, whether you consider it scripture or literature, is evident everywhere in our culture, from medieval mystery plays to modern novels, art, music, theater, film, and dance. What can this work teach us about those who wrote it? About the people we once were? And can new academic understanding also speak to faith? As Professor Levine observes: "The Old Testament is endlessly fascinating because it offers everything to explore: myth, saga, and history; tragedy, comedy, and farce; economics and politics; literature and poetry of surpassing beauty; court intrigue and prophetic morality; heavenly miracles and sometimes heavenly silence; questions of theodicy; answers that satisfy and answers that may not; destruction and rebuilding; despair and hope." In a series of 24 lively lectures, she takes you down all of these avenues, exploring selected passages from the texts known as the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and the Tanakh, revealing how fresh research and findings from scholars of archaeology, cross-cultural studies, and comparative religion can deepen your understanding. And though the focus of her lectures is on historical and literary issues, Professor Levine does not shy away from issues of religious concern, maintaining that the goal of an academic course is not to undermine religious faith, but to use that academic knowledge as a new source of insight into the writings that form a believer's spiritual bedrock. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2001 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2001 The Great Courses
Understand the connection between the Old Testament and the end times, what to expect during the last days, and how to stand firm in Christ in the face of opposition. Rabbi K. A. Schneider decodes the Book of Revelation, revealing how the end-time events prophesied in the New Testament book correspond with the teachings of the Torah and the Hebrew prophets. You will discover how the Passover foreshadows the great tribulation and what the Hebrew prophets reveal about the anti-Messiah, Armageddon, hell, the return of the Messiah, the millennial kingdom, heaven, and much more. As the world grows darker and darker, many people have a sense of impending doom. This book will teach you what to expect during the last days and how to stand firm in Christ even in the face of opposition.
©2017 Rabbi Kirt Schneider (P)2018 Tantor
Integrity. It is more than simple honesty. It's the key to success. A person with integrity has the, often rare, ability to pull everything together, to make it all happen no matter how challenging the circumstances. Drawing on experiences from his work with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and individual leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud, a clinical psychologist and nationally syndicated radio host, shows how our character can keep us from achieving all we want to (or could) be. In Integrity, Dr. Cloud explores the six qualities of character that define integrity. He uses stories from well-known business leaders like Michael Dell and sports figures like Tiger Woods to illustrate each of these qualities. He shows us how people with integrity: Are able to connect with others and build trust Are oriented toward reality Finish well Embrace the negative Are oriented toward increase Have an understanding of the transcendent Success is not related to only talent or brains. There are a lot of bright, talented people who are never successful. And the most successful are not only the ones with the most talent. The real factor, Cloud demonstrates, is the makeup of the person. All of us can grow in the kinds of real character that bring about fruitful relationships and achievement of purpose, mission, and goals. Integrity is not something that you either have or don't, but instead is an exciting growth path that all of us can engage in and enjoy.
©2006 Dr. Henry Cloud (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
The Resurrection accounts of Jesus in the Gospels are the most dramatic and impactful stories ever told. One similarity unites each testimony - that none of his most loyal and steadfast followers could "see" it was him, back from the dead. The reason for this is at the very foundation of the Christian faith. She turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. (John 20:14) Hope in the Time of Fear is a book that unlocks the meaning of Jesus's resurrection for listeners. Easter is considered the most solemn and important holiday for Christians. It is a time of spiritual rebirth and a time of celebrating the physical rebirth of Jesus after three days in the tomb. For his devoted followers, nothing could prepare them for the moment they met the resurrected Jesus. Each failed to recognize him. All of them physically saw him and yet did not spiritually truly see him. It was only when Jesus reached out and invited them to see who he truly was that their eyes were open. Here the central message of the Christian faith is revealed in a way only Timothy Keller could do it - filled with unshakable belief, piercing insight, and a profound new way to look at a story you think you know. After listening to this audiobook, the true meaning of Easter will no longer be unseen.
©2021 Timothy Keller (P)2021 Penguin Audio
Number one New York Times best seller A candid, inspiring guide to finding lasting love and sustaining a healthy relationship by getting real about your goals - based on the viral, multi-million-view sermon series about dating, marriage, and sex "No matter where you are and no matter what stage of life you are in, Relationship Goals will be a game changer." (Levi Lusko) Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Cosmopolitan Realer than the most real conversation youve ever heard on the topic, Michael Todds honest, heartfelt, and powerful teaching on relationships has already impacted millions of people in all seasons of life around the world. Now, in Relationship Goals, Michael tells his own story of heartache and healing, unpacks explosive truths from Gods word, and tells it to you straight to help you win at relationships in every part of your life. Where did the idea for relationships come from in the first place? Does God really care who I hang out with? Is it even possible to avoid relational train wrecks? From his plan for intentional dating in the age of social media to handling break-ups well to doing family instead of just being in a family, Michael tackles the questions we all have about relational success. As he candidly examines our most common pitfalls in relationships and the start-today ways to get past them, Michael helps you align your longings with Gods awesome desires for your life. Now, thats a good relationship goal.
©2020 Michael Todd (P)2020 Random House Audio
In this harmonized portrayal of the miraculous events surrounding the birth of Jesus from Matthew and Luke, listeners will encounter the drama and joy of Christmas in a fresh and exciting way. The Word of Promise Christmas Story features original music from the world-renowned guitarist and Dove Award winner, Phil Keaggy, along with a faithful presentation of the New King James Version (NKJV) text selected from The Word of Promise Audio Bible. The cast of talented actors bringing the story to life in a dramatic audio theater format include: Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Lou Gosset, Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots) as John Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim, Father of the Bride) as Mary, Mother of Jesus John Heard (Prison Break, Home Alone) as Matthew Chris McDonald (Happy Gilmore, Quiz Show) as Luke
Public Domain (P)2018 Thomas Nelson
Simple prayer, dramatic life - ChangeIt's timeless prayer that produces timely results! Bruce Wilkinson takes listeners to 1 Chronicles 4:10 to discover how they can release God's miraculous power and experience the blessings God longs to give each of us. The life of Jabez, one of the Bibles most overlooked heroes of the faith, bursts from unbroken pages of genealogies in an audacious, four-part prayer that brings him an extraordinary measure of divine favor, anointing, and protection. Listeners who commit to offering the same prayer on a regular basis will find themselves extravagantly blessed by God, and agents of His miraculous power, in everyday life. Do you want to be extravagantly blessed by God? Are you ready to reach for the extraordinary? To ask God for the abundant blessings He longs to give you? Join Bruce Wilkinson to discover how the remarkable prayer of a little-known Bible hero can release Gods favor, power, and protection. Youll see how one daily prayer can help you leave the past behind - and break through to the life you were meant to live.
©2013 eChristian (P)2013 eChristian
Alfred Edersheims book is a guide to the Holy Temple that attempts to relay the essence of the temples significance in the life of Israel and in the theology of the early Christians. The author shares his detailed knowledge of the building and its environment, the utensils used, and the tasks of the priests on the major holidays like Passover, Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles.
Public Domain (P)2018 Museum Audiobooks
Find the revolutionary path to success in the ultimate human challenge: truly loving other people. In this groundbreaking new audibook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Les Parrott weaves together insights from theology, psychology, and sociology to show ordinary believers how to radically change their relationships. Psychologist and relationship expert Dr. Les Parrott provides a revolutionary path to success in the ultimate human challenge: truly loving other people. Lets be honest. How many times have you fallen short at being a good friend, a wise parent, or a self-giving spouse because you didnt love--truly love--at the highest level? Its tough. Were bound to fail. The bar is so high, especially if you aspire to love like Jesus. But its not impossible. In Love Like Jesus, Dr. Parrott takes the latest findings from sociology and psychology and blends them with ancient biblical understanding to reveal practical and often counter-intuitive ways of loving like never before. He breaks down the complexities of loving like Jesus into five factors--being mindful, being approachable, being a grace-giver, being vulnerable, and being empathetic--and shows how to practice them in daily life with the help of self-evaluations and study points included in the audiobook companion PDF download. The result will be deeply fulfilling and meaningful connections with nearly anyone you encounter--but especially in the relationships that matter most.
©2018 Les Parrott (P)2018 Thomas Nelson
Do you ever feel left out, lonely, or less than? Today, learn the secret of belonging which will help you keep rejections in perspective and be better equipped to foster healthy connections in your relationships. In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection, from the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over to the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father. She leans in to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejection's ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God. With biblical depth, gut honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa will help you: Stop feeling left out by believing that even when you are overlooked by others you are handpicked by God. Change your tendency to either fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process your hurt. Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady your soul and restore your confidence in the midst of rejection. Overcome the two core fears that feed your insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging. Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished, tarnished, shaken, or taken a love that does not reject or uninvite.
©2016 Lysa TerKeurst (P)2016 Thomas Nelson Publishers
Part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, part sacred quest - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck for the spiritual seeker - a hilarious, profound, and enlightening romp around the fertile mind of standout stand-up comedian, host of the hugely successful podcast You Made It Weird, and star of HBOs Crashing Pete Holmes. Growing up as evangelical Christian outside Boston, Pete Holmes was taught that drugs, alcohol, and premarital sex were serious transgressions. Faithful to the tenets of his faith, Pete did not swear, did not drink, did not smoke, and did not fornicate. He did devote himself to one woman, married her, and moved to the country to start a simple life and build a family. Then the wife he pledged himself to cheated on him very publicly. Thanks for nothing, God. When his attempt at a picture-perfect life failed, Pete was forced to reexamine his beliefs. But neither atheism, Christianity, nor copious bottles of Yellow Tail led to enlightenment. Longing for a model of faith that served him and his newfound uncertainties about the universe - you know, the little things - the scorned believer embarked on a soul-seeking journey that has become the foundation of his work today. Comedy Sex God is his funny, thoughtful, straight-from-the-heart mediation on life, creativity, love, God, and the things that matter to him - and to us all. Pete ponders the most valuable spiritual truths hes picked up in his post-religion life and shares a few personal stories - of professional success, failure, and the pain in his balls. Comedy Sex God is celebration of losing something to find something else - a void that became a door to spiritual exploration - a glorious journey into the mind-blowing unknown that never would have begun if your wife hadnt cheated with a guy named Rocco.
©2019 Pete Holmes (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Over 600,000 copies sold! The perfect guide for husbands who want to love their wives and strengthen their marriages in a way like never before. So, you want your wife to: Understand you? Appreciate you? Be more responsive sexually? Support you during hard times? Admire you? Share your interests? Listen to what you have to say? In this revised and updated edition of his classic best seller, Gary Smalley explains a woman's deepest needs, shows men how to meet those needs, and gives 10 simple steps to strengthen any marriage. He helps men to understand not only how to respond to a woman's feelings, but also how to make her feel important. Using the latest research, humorous and touching illustrations from his own life, as well as case histories and biblical examples, Gary Smalley maps a blueprint to a better marriage that will have a deep and lasting impact on men and their wives. Companion to For Better or for Best. Spanish edition also available. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2012 Gary Smalley (P)2012 Zondervan
Una guía para el desarrollo personal que aborda el tema desde una perspectiva diferente a la del resto de los títulos del mismo género. Atrévete a escucharlo y descubre la fortaleza en ti. Daniel Habif es un conferencista e influencer mexicano, considerado uno de los más importantes de habla hispana. Lo respaldan millones de seguidores en redes sociales que comparten sus frases y videos, y que acuden a todas sus presentaciones. Inquebrantables, su ópera prima, es mucho más que un libro de autoayuda. En este libro -que le llevó más de 2 años escribir- plasma las vivencias que lo han llevado al éxito y ofrece a su público una serie de consejos para el bien vivir. En palabras de Daniel: no es un libro de intentos, es un libro de hechos. El propio autor narra esta versión en audiolibro, lo que le imprime una fuerza especial al título. En él incluye una serie de ejercicios y tests que ayudarán al escucha a superar obstáculos en diversas áreas como el trabajo, la vida en pareja o el sendero hacia la realización personal. Habif intenta, con bastante éxito dado lo positivo de las críticas, contagiar sus ganas de vivir una vida plena a todo el que lo escuche. El éxito de Inquebrantables ha sido tal que se ha convertido ya en un movimiento global. La gira del mismo nombre, con la que acompañó su lanzamiento, lo llevó a recorrer cerca de 200 ciudades en América y Europa durante más de 2 años. NOTA: Cuando compre este título, el PDF que lo acompaña estará disponible en su Biblioteca Audible junto con el audio. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2019 Daniel Habif (P)2019 Grupo Nelson
This fresh and inspiring look at the meaning of discipleship covers the essentials of the Christian life, including: faith, hope and love; forgiveness; holiness; social action; and life in the Spirit. Written for the general listener by one of our greatest living theologians, this book will help you to see more clearly, love more dearly and follow more nearly the way of Jesus Christ.
©2017 Rowan Williams/SPCK (P)2018 SPCK, Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd
At the beginning of the book of the Revelation of St. John, John was commanded to "write in a book what you see and send it to the seven churches". We know that these seven churches were named after cities in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). From the Book of Revelation itself, we have St. John's description of each Church: 1) Ephesus (Rev. 2:1-7): having labored hard and not fainted, they separated themselves from the wicked. but are admonished for having forsaken their first love. 2) Smyrna (2:8-11): admired for their tribulation and poverty. 3) Pergamum (2:12-17): located where 'Satan's seat' is; and needs to repent of permitting false teachers. 4) Thyatira (2:18-29): known for their charity, whose "latter works are greater than the former", however, they tolerate the teachings of a false prophetess. 5) Sardis (3:1-6): despite their good reputation, they are dead; cautioned to fortify itself and come back to God by repentance. 6) Philadelphia (3:7-13): steadfast in the faith, keeping God's word and enduring. 7) Laodicea, near Denizli (see Laodicean Church) (3:14-22): lukewarm and insipid. However many more questions remain with regard to exactly what these churches and cities would have looked like. In this classic book, Sir William Mitchell Ramsay looks at the historical context of these letters, to give a sense of what the people and culture were like in the Graeco-Roman world of St. John's day.
©1904 London, Hodder and Stoughton (P)2021 Steven Burger
David Bennett came out to his parents as gay when he was 14 and entered Sydney's active gay community a few years later. In A War of Loves, he shares his growing desire as a gay rights activist to see justice for LGBTQI people, his journey through new age religions and French existentialism, and his university years as a postmodernist - before Jesus Christ showed up in his life in a highly unexpected way, leading him down a path he never would have imagined or predicted. David had believed he was disqualified from God's love until he encountered that for himself in Jesus Christ. In A War of Loves, he recounts his dramatic story, investigates what the Bible teaches about sexuality, and above all demonstrates the profligate, unqualified grace of God.
©2018 Mission Audio (P)2018 Mission Audio
A former divorce attorney lays out the hidden benefits of staying together, whether youre frustrated with your marriage, on the brink of giving up completely, or simply want to strengthen your relationship to withstand the inevitable hard times. Toni Nieuwhof is the guide youve been waiting for. Deeply wise, genuinely empathetic, and uncommonly insightful, Toni is a fresh voice with tried and true experience that offers a proven roadmap. (Ann Voskamp, New York Times best-selling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts) If youve ever wanted to say, I cant do this anymore! out of frustration with your marriage, youre definitely not alone. In this practical and insightful guide, former divorce attorney Toni Nieuwhof shows that even if you feel disconnected or stuck in your troubled marriage - and worry about its impact on your kids - there is a way forward. Before You Split helps you find what you really want from your marriage and how to move forward to a better future by: seeing yourself and your spouse more clearly dealing with unrealistic expectations empowering you with constructive ways to respond to difficult emotions engaging the power of forgiveness increasing your peacemaking skills advancing your journey of personal growth Even if it feels like its over, its not too late. Change takes place one step at a time. Before You Split will help you make choices with your eyes wide open.
©2021 Toni Nieuwhof (P)2021 Random House Audio
A visionary, proven program for positive gain in virtually every aspect of life by one of the 20th century's most influential self-help experts and spiritual leaders. Norman Vincent Peale's groundbreaking self-help classic, The Power of Positive Thinking, has dramatically transformed countless lives throughout the world with its powerful message of constructive affirmation. Positive Imaging builds on the principles originally presented in Dr. Peale's life-changing, multimillion-copy best seller, offering step-by-step guidance that will help you break through the barriers that stand in the way of achieving the harmony, happiness, and success you so fervently desire. In this essential volume, Dr. Peale takes the positive thinking idea a step further. By employing a potent mental process called "imaging", you can eliminate problems and take firm control of your life. Keeping a clear and vivid picture of a desired goal in your mind until it becomes part of your subconscious will help you actualize your objectives by releasing previously untapped inner energies. With Positive Imaging you can banish fear and loneliness, strengthen and gain new confidence in your interpersonal relationships, improve your health, and eliminate your financial worries. The path to mental and physical wellness, spiritual well-being, and overall success in life is opening up right in front of you - let Dr. Peale show you the way.
©1982 Norman Vincent Peale; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
At a time when men and women were prepared to kill - and be killed - for their faith, the Protestant Reformation tore the Western world apart. Acclaimed as the definitive account of these epochal events, Diarmaid MacCulloch's award-winning history brilliantly recreates the religious battles of priests, monarchs, scholars, and politicians - from the zealous Martin Luther and his 95 Theses to the polemical John Calvin to the radical Igantius Loyola, from the tortured Thomas Cranmer to the ambitious Philip II. Drawing together the many strands of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, and ranging widely across Europe and the New World, MacCulloch reveals as never before how these dramatic upheavals affected everyday lives - overturning ideas of love, sex, death, and the supernatural, and shaping the modern age.
©2003 Diarmaid MacCulloch (P)2017 Tantor
"The best popular apologetic I know." - C. S. Lewis In The Everlasting Man, G. K. Chesterton paints the full panorama of human history in light of Christian tradition. Highly influential in C. S. Lewis' conversion from atheism to Christianity, this book continues to inspire new generations of listeners. Discover other books by G. K. Chesteron, or visit ChestertonBooks.com to see other books in our G. K. Chesterton series.
Public Domain (P)2018 Chesterton Books
How would you describe the spiritual aroma of your home? The source of this aroma is the relationship between husband and wife. Many can fake an attempt at keeping God's standards in some external way. What we cannot fake is the resulting, distinctive aroma of pleasure to God. Reforming Marriage does what few books on marriage do today: it provides biblical advice. Whether it has to do with respect and love, confession of sin, sexual fidelity, or even the gnarly issues of divorce and remarriage, Douglas Wilson points to the need for obedient hearts on the part of both husbands and wives. This audiobook is part of the Canon Press series of books on the family, which has helped many people trying to deal with the on-the-ground messes that come with sinners living under the same roof. Godly marriages proceed from obedient hearts, and the greatest desire of an obedient heart is the glory of God.
©1995 Canon Press (P)1997 Canon Press
Alle sprechen beschwörend vom christlichen Menschenbild, von christlichen Werten oder gar vom christlichen Abendland. Linke und Rechte, aber auch die politische Mitte werden feierlich, wenn es um das Christentum geht. Zugleich aber verbindet die Öffentlichkeit das Christentum mit Kreuzzügen, Hexenverfolgung und Inquisition und neuerdings mit dem Missbrauchsskandal. Wie geht das zusammen? Was also ist wirklich dran an der Skandalgeschichte des Christentums, deren üppige filmische Inszenierungen nur so von Sperma, Blut und Gift triefen? Was sagt die neuste Forschung dazu? Taugt das Christentum noch als geistiges Fundament Europas oder bleibt nur der Euro und der Binnenmarkt? Das muss auch Atheisten interessieren, die wie Jürgen Habermas händeringend nach "rettenden Übersetzungen der jüdisch-christlichen Begrifflichkeit von der Gottebenbildlichkeit des Menschen" suchen. Unter wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeit von Arnold Angenendt erzählt Manfred Lütz die spannende Geschichte des Christentums, wie sie nach Erkenntnissen der neusten Forschung wirklich war. Machen Sie sich auf spektakuläre Überraschungen gefasst. Ein Aufklärungsbuch für jeden, der die geistigen Wurzeln Europas verstehen will, ein einzigartiges Bildungserlebnis, erzählt wie ein Krimi. In deiner Audible-Bibliothek findest du für dieses Hörerlebnis eine PDF-Datei mit zusätzlichem Material.
©2018 Verlag Herder GmbH (P)2018 Verlag Herder GmbH
Everyone wants to be loved - to find someone who will stick with them through all of life's ups and downs, someone who is in it for the long haul. But in a world where dating is increasingly based on split-second decisions and geared toward casual relationships rather than marriage, it's easy for single people to feel discouraged, used, or unworthy of true love and lasting affection. Reality just never seems to match up with our (often wildly unrealistic) expectations. Jonathan "JP" Pokluda has counseled thousands of young singles through the pain and heartbreak of dating the world's way. Now he wants to dispel the myths, misconceptions, and fairy tales you've believed about dating and replace them with the truth from the One who invented marriage, created you to crave relationship, and is the very embodiment of true love. With plenty of true stories about relationships healed and love found, this practical book explains God's purposes for singleness, dating, and marriage and covers why you should date, who you should date, and how you should date. If you're ready to trade the world's way of dating for the way that actually works, it's time to begin dating well.
©2021 Jonathan Pokluda (P)2021 eChristian
The major difference between achieving people and average people is their perception of and response to failure. John C. Maxwell takes a closer look at failure - and reveals that the secret of moving beyond failure is to use it as a lesson and a stepping-stone. He covers the top reasons people fail and shows how to master fear instead of being mastered by it. Listeners will discover that positive benefits can accompany negative experiences - if you have the right attitude. Chock full of action suggestions and real-life stores, Failing Forward is a strategic guide that will help men and women move beyond mistakes to fulfill their potential and achieve success.
©2007 John C. Maxwell (P)2020 HarperCollins Leadership
What would happen if you started listening to your cravings instead of trying to silence them? If youre tired of the same old messages of eat less and move more, this audiobook is what youve been missing. You know how to get healthy...but now theres finally an audiobook to help you find your want to - the lasting emotional and spiritual motivation to meet your goals and stay healthy. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isnt a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. New York Times best-selling author of Its Not Supposed to Be This Way, Uninvited, and The Best Yes, Lysa TerKeurst, invites you to find the missing link between a womans desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. In this audiobook, Lysa will help you: Break the cycle of Ill start again Monday and feel good about yourself today. Stop agonizing over numbers on the scale and make peace with your body. Replace rationalizations that lead to failure with wisdom that leads to victory. Reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process. This is not a how-to audiobook. This is not the latest and greatest dieting plan. This audiobook is the necessary companion for you to use alongside whatever healthy lifestyle plan you choose. This is an audiobook and Bible study to help you find the "want to" in making healthy lifestyle choices.
©2010 Lysa TerKeurst (P)2010 Zondervan
Do you want to learn how to have better relationships? If yes, then keep reading... Todays Enneagram incorporates elements from early Christianity, Judaism, Islam and mysticism, Taoism, and Buddhism. The primary fashionable use of the Enneagram is attributed to award Ichazo within the '60s. In exploring the Enneagram and learning concerning our most well-liked kind, we tend to learn a lot of concerning ourselves, concerning the gifts and limitations of our kind, and concerning the probably nature of our relationships with others. The Enneagram could be a classification system that describes human temperament as variety of interconnected temperament varieties. Whereas its becomes standard among spirituality and business disciplines. According to Enneagram theory, folks don't amendment from one basic variety of temperament to a different. However, not all parts of temperament are perpetually expressed - people are always unsteady reckoning on factors like their health and habits. As you browse through the descriptions of every kind, you see yourself in many of them or perhaps all of them. You would possibly have several of those traits; however, the Enneagram suggests that it's your dominant kind that's the foremost vital. This audiobook gives a comprehensive guide on the following: What is Enneagram: Definition How to discover your type Enneagram test The 9 enneagram personality types deciphered How to use the enneagram Enneagram journey to self-discovery And more! What are you waiting for? Downolad it now!
©2020 Jack Carter (P)2020 Jack Carter
David Bentley Hart undertook this new translation of the New Testament in the spirit of "etsi doctrina non daretur", "as if doctrine is not given". Reproducing the texts' often fragmentary formulations without augmentation or correction, he has produced a pitilessly literal translation, one that captures the texts' impenetrability and unfinished quality while awakening listeners to an uncanniness that often lies hidden beneath doctrinal layers. The early Christians' sometimes raw, astonished, and halting prose challenges the idea that the New Testament affirms the kind of people we are. Hart reminds us that they were a company of extremists, radical in their rejection of the values and priorities of society not only at its most degenerate, but often at its most reasonable and decent. "To live as the New Testament language requires," he writes, "Christians would have to become strangers and sojourners on the earth, to have here no enduring city, to belong to a Kingdom truly not of this world. And we surely cannot do that, can we?"
©2017 David Bentley Hart (P)2018 Tantor
"Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he has done unto my soul." (Psalm 66:16) This is a short and honest account of how God demonstrated his exceeding great mercy to his unworthy servant John Bunyan. This story specifically tells how Bunyan was converted. John Bunyan was a companion of sin and was troubled by sin. He fought temptation and sin in his own strength and lost, and in despair, he gave up hope of ever finding Gods mercy; but the Lord Jesus Christ at last delivered him from the guilt and terror that so often and so viciously troubled him. In addition to this, a short account of Bunyans call to the work of the ministry is told, along with the trials and trouble he encountered - including some of the difficulties he faced while in prison. This is all taken from his writings, and is now published for the encouragement and support of others who are weak and tempted and need strength and hope and victory in Jesus. About the author John Bunyan was born in November 1628, in Elstow, England. A celebrated English minister and preacher, he wrote The Pilgrims Progress (1678), the book that was the most characteristic expression of the Puritan religious outlook. His other works include doctrinal and controversial writings; a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding (1666); and the allegory, The Holy War (1682).
©2020 Aneko Press (P)2020 Aneko Press
Summa Theologica consists of three main parts. The second part is divided in two, and this recording presents Prima Secundae - Part I of Part II. Taken in its entirety, Summa Theologica forms an essential contribution to the canon of Catholic doctrine and was written in the last decade of his life by Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), an Italian-born Dominican friar. Although he died before completing it, the body of thought it contains is a continuing influence to the education and guidance of students of theology in the main Christian traditions. Prima Secundae comprises seven essential treatises on the subjects of: The last end Human acts Passions Habits Vice and sin Law Grace Within these treatises the writer considers a vast range of topics. In the Treatise on the Last End he explores and illuminates the Catholic understanding of human actions and related questions on reason and appetite design and causality. In the Treatise on Human Acts his subject is the will and the nature of good and evil. In the Treatise on the Passions he undertakes a detailed consideration of the nature and importance of the major feelings and emotions: love and hatred, concupiscence and delight, pain and sorrow, fear and daring, and anger. In the Treatise on Habits he examines the relationships existing between habits and their causes and effects as well as the nature and essence of the intellectual, moral, cardinal, and theological virtues. The treatise ends with a consideration of the beatitudes and blessings of the Holy Ghost. The Treatise on Vice and Sin deals with understanding the essential nature of vice and sin, the internal and external causes of sin, the role of human free will, the role of the devil, the corruption of nature, and the differences between venial and mortal sins and their corresponding punishments. The Treatise on Law compares and contrasts the various types of law: eternal, natural, human, and law as revealed in the Old and New Testaments with detailed consideration of ceremonial and judicial precepts. The Treatise on Grace considers its necessity essence cause and effects. As in the rest of Summa Theologica, the Prima Secundae is logically structured. Each main heading or question is subdivided into points of inquiry or numbered articles. Each article is then formulated as a series of numbered objections to the idea to be postulated, followed by their counter statements. Aquinas summation is preceded by the phrase I answer that... which then clarifies the issue under discussion. There are also individual replies for further clarification where necessary. Long considered a classic text in philosophy and theology, Summa Theologica now offers the listener detailed expositions and considerations of the thinking of figures such as St. Paul (referred to as the Apostle) as well as non-Christian figures such as Aristotle (referred to as the Philosopher), Boethius, Muslim writers including Averroes (Ibn Rushd) (referred to as the Commentator) and Avicenna (Ibn Sina), and the Sephardic Jewish scholar Moses Maimonides (referred to as Rabbi Moses), among others. The translation used has been formally attributed to Fathers of the English Dominican Province, though it is generally accepted it was the work of one man: Father Laurence Shapcote. It is read with clarity and fluency by Martyn Swain. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Public Domain (P)2020 Ukemi Productions Ltd
You can win her back Few challenges in life are as difficult as regaining a wife's trust - and few are as ultimately worthwhile. Trust can be rebuilt in your marriage! With patient, loving, self-sacrificing effort, it's possible that one day your wife will risk her heart with you again. And she may even have more respect and love for you than before. In Worthy of Her Trust, Jason Martinkus relates how he repaired his own marriage after revelations of sexual addiction. Along with Stephen Arterburn, Jason offers exercises and tools rooted in counseling principles to help your marriage begin again. This comprehensive guide discusses: How to be truly and effectively transparent Combating the "he must not love me" myth and other untruths What to do about the Internet, office temptations, and travel Encouragement for wives who wonder if trust can ever be restored The "five-minute phone call" and other daily trust-building strategies What meaningful forgiveness and restitution look like The Amends Matrix - a concrete exercise to admit past wrongs and cast a vision for a faithful future Including insights from Jason's wife, Shelley, Worthy of Her Trust guides you through the process of rebuilding your relationship so it is stronger than ever.
©2014 eChristian (P)2014 eChristian
In this thoughtful follow-up to Simply Christian, todays leading Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and acclaimed author uses the Gospel of John to reveal how Christianity presents a compelling and relevant explanation for our world. N. T. Wright argues that every world view must explain seven signposts, indicators inherent to humanity: justice, spirituality, relationships, beauty, freedom, truth, and power. If we do not live up to these ideals, our societies and individual lives become unbalanced, creating anger and frustration - negative emotions that divide us from ourselves and from God, he contends. Using the Gospel of John as his source, Wright shows how Christianity defines each signpost and illuminates why we so often see them as being "broken" and unattainable. Drawing on the wisdom of the Gospels, Wright explains why these signposts are fractured and damaged and how Christianity provides the vision, guidance, and hope for making them whole once again, ultimately healing ourselves and our world.
©2020 N. T. Wright (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
The true story of one woman's triumph of faith. Newlywed American missionary Darlene Deibler Rose survived four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp set deep in the jungles of New Guinea. Thinking she was never to see her husband again, Darlene Rose was forced to sign a false confession and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.
©1988 Darlene Rose (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers
Many of us tend to live as though Jesus represents the "spiritual part" of our lives. We don't clearly see how he relates to the rest of our experiences, desires, and habits. How can Jesus, the Bible, and Christianity become more than a compartmentalized part of our lives? Highly regarded New Testament scholar and popular teacher Jonathan Pennington argues that we need to recover the lost biblical image of Jesus as the one true philosopher who teaches us how to experience the fullness of our humanity in the kingdom of God. Jesus teaches us what is good, right, and beautiful and offers answers to life's big questions: what it means to be human, how to be happy, how to order our emotions, and how we should conduct our relationships. This book brings Jesus and Christianity into dialogue with the ancient philosophers who asked the same big questions about finding meaningful happiness. It helps us rediscover biblical Christianity as a whole-life philosophy, one that addresses our greatest human questions and helps us live meaningful and flourishing lives.
©2020 Jonathan T. Pennington (P)2020 eChristian
This book challenges Christian leaders to engage in the messy art of creating the right culture to reach our postmodern, post-Christian society. Through real stories of God's perfect work in the lives of imperfect people, you will experience the power of an authentic church community and learn how to deconstruct barriers and bring hope and healing to America¿s most unchurched generation.
©2005 John Burke (P)2007 Zondervan
What is the secret to having your prayers answered? Prayer is the most wonderful experience one can have. Unlike the daily murmurings of the vast majority of mankind in all lands who, by their vain repetitions, hope to gain the ear of God, prayer is the ecstasy of a spiritual wedding taking place in the deep, silent stillness of consciousness. Have you ever had a prayer answered? What wouldn't we give just to feel certain that when we pray, something definite would happen? For this reason, I would like to take a little time to see why it is that some prayers are answered and some apparently fall on dry ground.
©2014 Tim Grimes (P)2015 Tim Grimes
Widely acclaimed author Mark Buchanan states what we've really lost is "[T]he rest of God - the rest God bestows and, with it, that part of Himself we can know only through stillness". Stillness as a virtue is a foreign concept in our society, but there is wisdom in God's own rhythm of work and rest. Jesus practiced sabbath among those who had turned it into a dismal thing, a day for murmuring and finger-wagging, and he reminded them of the day's true purpose: liberation - to heal, to feed, to rescue, to celebrate, to lavish and relish life abundant. With this audiobook, Buchanan reminds us of this and gives practical advice for restoring the sabbath in our lives.
©2006 Mark Buchanan (P)2018 Tantor
Over time, the business of life creeps in and even the most deeply committed couples can feel like they're living parallel lives rather than enjoying life together. Their once happily-ever-after can quickly turn into an endless grind of work, chores, errands, and carpool. And the pull of social media becomes more compelling than engaging with one's spouse. In this book, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley offer practical ways to rekindle the passionate, intimate, heart-to-heart spark of connection between husbands and wives.
©2020 Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley (P)2021 Mission Audio
Marriage is great, but it's not forever. It's until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. In his latest book, Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: "How do I have a healthy marriage?" Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls. In the same way Crazy Love changed the way we saw our personal relationship with God, You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity will radically shift the way we see one of the most important relationships in our life. Jesus was right. We have it all backwards. The way to have a great marriage is by not focusing on marriage. Whether you are single, dating or married, You and Me Forever will help you discover the adventure that you were made for and learn how to thrive in it. 100% of the net profits from You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity will go towards providing food, shelter and rehabilitation for thousands of orphaned children and exploited women in partnership with global charities.
©2014 eChristian (P)2014 eChristian
number-one New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell believes that any setback, whether professional or personal, can be turned into a step forward when you possess the right tools to turn a loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Dr. Maxwell provides a roadmap for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the DNA of learners who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses. 1. Humility - The Spirit of Learning 2. Reality - The Foundation of Learning 3. Responsibility - The First Step of Learning 4. Improvement - The Focus of Learning 5. Hope - The Motivation of Learning 6. Teachability - The Pathway of Learning 7. Adversity - The Catalyst of Learning 8. Problems - The Opportunities of Learning 9. Bad Experiences - The Perspective for Learning 10. Change - The Price of Learning 11. Maturity - The Value of Learning Learning is not easy during down times, it takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out - experience isn't the best teacher; evaluated experience is.
©2013 John C. Maxwell (P)2013 Hachette Audio
The King James Version has continued to this day to be one of the most beloved and widely sought-after translations of the Bible into the English language. Now over 400 years old, the King James Version has been shaping Christians for centuries with its majesty and solemnity. Narrator David Cochran Heath brings his voice of clarity and warmth, making listening an experience the hearer will want to return to again and again.
Public Domain (P)2015 eChristian
With the same depth, sensitivity, and emotion that has made his novels beloved to millions, Charles Martin helps us engage the fundamental principles of our faith in new and inspiring ways. Years ago, Martin cracked open his Bible and began wrestling with a few fundamental questions. He asked, What if every single word of Scripture is absolutely true and I can trust it? How do I respond? Something in me should change, but what? How? This audiobook is the result of that exploration. Writing as our guide, he uses a storytellers imagination to illuminate key moments from the Scriptures, primarily from the life and ministry of Jesus. In addition, Martin shares key moments from his own journey as a disciple - and bond-servant - of Christ and a mentor to others. The result is a striking exploration of truth that helps us not just think differently but live differently. Today. Includes a song written by Charles Martins son, only available in the audiobook edition. Appendices that include topical verses from Scripture are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Charles Martin (P)2019 Thomas Nelson
Quiet the voices of "not good enough" and step courageously into guilt-free homeschooling Many homeschool parents have a long-term relationship with self-doubt. "Did I make the right decision?" "Could someone else do this better?" "Am I robbing my kids of something by not sending them to 'regular school'?" What if there's a better way? Not a three-step technique or a shiny, new curriculum but a change in perspective that transforms the way you plan, teach, and homeschool? Homeschool Bravely teaches you to see homeschooling as a calling, helps you overthrow the tyranny of impossible expectations, and guides you through the common bumps in the road, including how to: juggle school and parenting with toddlers at home; teach a struggling learner; plan with the end in mind; accept your own limitations without feeling guilty; and stay the course even in the face of criticism. Reclaim your hope, renew your purpose, and transform your homeschool. Because the truth is: God will use every part of your homeschool, even your fears, faults, and failures, to weave good plans for your kids.
©2019 Jamie Erickson (P)2020 eChristian
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Women will uplift, counsel, and reassure any woman of faith who needs a boost or reminder of Gods ever-present love as she goes through the ups and downs of daily life. This collection of 101 unique devotionals - consisting of a scripture reading, a Chicken Soup for the Soul story, and a custom-written prayer by women of faith - will affirm Gods unconditional love and His wisdom. Women will find solace and strength in these stories that cover everything from everyday trials to tests of faith.
©2009 Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Without the presence of Christianity, our world would be considerably different. Whether we view it in religious, social, or political terms, Christianity has deeply and integrally influenced the Western worldview and way of life. Yet, throughout Christian history, compelling controversies have existed surrounding the faith's first three centuries, when it grew from a persecuted sect into a powerful religion. These controversies bring into question many commonly accepted beliefs about Christianity. In this course, an award-winning professor and New York Times best-selling author offers a penetrating investigation of the 24 most pivotal controversies, shedding light on fallacies that obscure an accurate view of the religion and how it evolved into what it is today. In each lecture, you'll delve into a key issue in Christianity's early development: Did the Jews Kill Jesus? Was Jesus Raised from the Dead? Did the Disciples Write the Gospels? Did Early Christians Accept the Trinity? Is the Book of Revelation about Our Future? Who Chose the Books of the New Testament? You'll delve into the conception of the meshiach (messiah) in Jewish tradition, and the basis for the core Christian claim that a suffering messiah was predicted in the Jewish scriptures. In grasping Paul's role in the early faith, you contemplate the key differences between the teachings of Jesus himself and the Christian view of his death and resurrection. And you trace the ambiguous role in early Christianity of the Jewish scriptures, and how these books came to be accepted as the Christian Old Testament. Explore these and other intriguing questions in this unique inquiry into the core of Christian tradition. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2013 The Great Courses (P)2013 The Teaching Company, LLC
The phrase "broken heart" belies the real trauma behind the all-too-common occurrence of infidelity. Psychologist Dennis Ortman likens the psychological aftermath of sexual betrayal to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in its origin and symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, rage, emotional numbing, and flashbacks. Using PTSD treatment as a model, Dr. Ortman will show you, step by step, how to: Work through conflicting emotions Understand yourself and your partner Make important life decisions Dr. Ortman sees recovery as a spiritual journey and draws on the wisdom of diverse faiths, from Christianity to Buddhism. He also offers exercises to deepen recovery, such as guided meditations and journaling, and explores heart-wrenchingly familiar case studies of couples struggling with monogamy. By the end of this book, you will have completed the six stages of healing and emerged with a whole heart, a full spirit, and the freedom to love again.
©2009 Dennis Ortman (P)2017 Tantor
"There aren't many questions in life that if you find the answer to them, it can change everything. But asking who God is and what he is like are two of those questions, and John Mark Comer brilliantly answers them in this book." (Jefferson Bethke) Many of us ache for relationship with God, yet feel distant and disconnected from him. As if he's more of an idea we believe in our head than a person we relate to. But God has a name: Yahweh. This one simple idea has the potential to radically alter how you relate to God, not as a doctrine, but as a relational being who responds to you in an elastic, back-and-forth way. Why do we feel this gap between us and God? Could it be that a lot of what we think about God is wrong? Not all wrong, but wrong enough to mess up how we relate to him? What if our "God" is really a projection of our own identity, ideas, and desires? And what if the real God is different, but far better than we could ever imagine? This book is a simple, but profound guide to what God says about himself. In his signature conversational-but-smart style, John Mark Comer takes you line by line through Exodus 34:6-8 - Yahweh's self-revelation on Mount Sinai - called by some scholars the one most quoted verse in the Bible, by the Bible. In it, we see who God says he is. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, who God is just might surprise you, and change everything.
©2017 John Mark Comer (P)2017 Zondervan
The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, How to Lead in a World of Distraction: Audio Lectures includes high quality live-recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as well as relevant material from other sources. Are distractions holding you back from living abundantly? Our world is filled with distractions. They take a toll on our work, our parenting, our marriages, and our souls. Constant tugs on our attention have us spinning our wheels, unable to gain momentum to move forward. Much like white noise, these distractions tune out what matters most within, and we're all susceptible. As distractions grow louder, we become deaf to the issues that most need our attention. In How to Lead in a World of Distraction: Audio Lectures, pastor Clay Scroggins shows you how to take the next step in your personal growth by limiting the distractions in your life. Through the practices described in these lectures, you will be empowered to replace the chaos in your increasingly busy schedule with emotional competence that leads to a calmer and more fulfilling life. Designed for use with How to Lead in a World of Distraction Study Guide (9780310115168); sold separately.
©2019 Clay Scroggins (P)2020 Zondervan
Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541. The book serves as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some previous knowledge of theology and covers a broad range of theological topics from the doctrines of church and sacraments to justification by faith alone and Christian liberty. It vigorously attacks teachings which Calvin considered unorthodox, particularly Roman Catholicism to which Calvin says he had been "strongly devoted" before his conversion to Protestantism. The overarching theme of the book - and Calvin's greatest theological legacy - is the idea of God's total sovereignty, particularly in salvation and election. Institutes of the Christian Religion is highly-regarded as a secondary reference for the system of doctrine adopted by the Reformed churches, which is commonly referred to as Calvinism.
Public Domain (P)2013 Blackstone
God's Creative Power Will Work for You has been a much loved scriptural resource for many years. With more than three million sold, God's Creative Power for Healing and God's Creative Power for Finances were released. This amazing series has now sold more than five million copies! The God's Creative Power Gift Collection combines all three of these powerful teaching books into one volume. Providing concise teaching and applicable Scripture-based confessions, listeners will learn how to put God's creative power at work in all areas of their life. They will discover and develop an understanding of how their words, combined with God's Word, will positively affect their future.
©2004 Charles Capps (P)2019 Harrison House Audio
"The Lord is my shepherd." Thus begins the most beloved of all Psalms - and thus begins a thousand-year journey through the Bible. Prophets, apostles, and Jesus himself took up this image from David, reshaping it, developing it, and applying it to their own situations and needs. Kenneth Bailey uses his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture, especially his familiarity with Middle Eastern shepherding customs, to bring new light and life to our understanding of this central image of the Christian faith. With each of nine major Old and New Testament passages, Bailey reveals the literary artistry of the biblical writers and summarizes their key theological features. His work is also enriched by his unique access to very early Middle Eastern commentaries on these passages, bringing fresh understanding from within the mind-set of these ancient worlds. The Good Shepherd invites us to experience a rich, biblical feast of ethical, theological, and artistic delights.
©2014 Kenneth E. Bailey. Originally published by InterVarsity Press as The Good Shepherd by Kenneth E. Bailey. (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
New hope for diabetics! Take charge of your health, and live a longer, healthier life. Are you suffering from diabetes? In this concise audio book, you'll discover a wealth of information to help you win your battle with high blood sugar. The complications of diabetes are many and serious, but there are biblical guidelines and recent medical findings that will help you prevent or reverse its long-term effects. Dr. Colbert has taken the confusion away from diabetes and made it simple and easy to understand. This audio contains information that your doctor never may have told you, including warning symptoms you must not ignore, how to fight back and win against diabetes, a weight-loss diet you can live with, and important information about the use of natural supplements. You want to be healthy. God wants you to be healthy. Now this highly anticipated revised and expanded edition from the Bible Cure series is available to help you get healthy: body, mind, and spirit.
©2010 Don Colbert (P)2010 Oasis
Do you ever feel like a spectator in Gods kingdom? Perhaps you know theres something you should be doing, but you just cant pinpoint it. Most of us want to make a big impact with our lives but struggle with questions. How can I be sure Im not missing Gods will for me? What role do my unique gifts play in building Gods kingdom? How do I make sure I live up to my God-given potential? Is my calling less significant if Im not in ministry? How do I balance resting in Gods grace with meaningful actions for his kingdom? How do I break fear and move forward even when it feels uncertain and risky? In this profound audiobook, best-selling author John Bevere relies on a careful exploration of Scripture and uses powerful stories to help you think differently about your calling and why its so important to God. As you hear these words, youll be empowered to multiply your God-given gifts and step into your potential. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 John Bevere (P)2020 Oasis Audio
Best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn helps listeners transform any relationship by making three small changes! In a new approach for Shaunti, this book is a cross between a major research study, a self-help book, and a daily step-by-step habit-building plan. It shows listeners how to apply the surprising relationship insights revealed in her earlier million-copy best sellers, why certain actions matter so much, and a specific 30-day plan on what to do to build a very simple habit that will change any relationship for the better. By modifying mind-sets through changing habits, The Kindness Challenge transforms hurting relationships into healthy ones and good relationships into great ones.
©2016 Veritas Enterprises Inc. (P)2016 Recorded Books
The Gospel Coalition Top Books of 2015 in Faith and Work Hearts & Minds Bookstore's Best Books of 2015, Applied Theology, Basic Christian Living, Whole Life Discipleship We're all infected with a spiritual disease. Its name is shame. Whether we realize it or not, shame affects every aspect of our personal lives and vocational endeavors. It seeks to destroy our identity in Christ, replacing it with a damaged version of ourselves that results in unhealed pain and brokenness. But God is telling a different story for your life. Psychiatrist Curt Thompson unpacks the soul of shame, revealing its ubiquitous nature and neurobiological roots. He also provides the theological and practical tools necessary to dismantle shame, based on years of researching its damaging effects and counseling people to overcome those wounds. Thompson's expertise and compassion will help you identify your own pains and struggles and find freedom from the lifelong negative messages that bind you. Rewrite the story of your life and embrace healing and wholeness as you discover and defeat shame's insidious agenda.
©2015 Curt Thompson (P)2017 Two Words Publishing, LLC. Recorded and distributed by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515, USA. www.ivpress.com
ECPA best seller The New York Times best-selling sports star and media icon motivates listeners to stop postponing dreams and start making them happen now, because - this is the day. Beyond Tim Tebow's exploits as a Heisman-winning football player, he is widely known and respected for his exemplary character and personal excellence, which have made him a role model for millions. When Tim interacts with the public, he often encounters people who feel "stuck" - unable to take action on matters ranging from daily life to pursuing lifelong dreams. In response, Tim often identifies a crippling fear or lack of courage, to which he advises: "Now is the time to take some risks, to quiet the voices of defeat, to step forward and make a mark, because this is the day." In this inspiring, motivational audiobook, listeners will receive the advice and encouragement to daily move from "pause" to "play" in finding deeper meaning and success. Tim illustrates the audiobook's themes with stories from his personal life that will delight all listeners, including his an update on his dream pursuit of a baseball career.
©2018 Tim Tebow, A. J. Gregory (P)2018 Random House Audio
If you have a daughter, it would be surprising if she doesn't struggle with anxiety and worry - either in short episodes or for longer periods. For a variety of reasons, childhood anxiety rates are soaring, especially among girls. Today's parents need to know what contributes to anxiety and worry and how they can empower their daughters to overcome troubling emotions. In this immensely practical book, veteran counselor Sissy Goff shares how you can instill bravery and strength in your daughter. Addressing common age-specific issues, Goff gives you the tools to help you and your child understand why her brain is often working against her when she starts to worry, and what she can do to fight back. With your help, she will find the anchoring truth of God's strong, safe love for her and the confidence she needs to thrive.
©2019 Sissy Goff (P)2019 eChristian
How does a woman build her house? Nancy Wilson begins with the kitchen table, remembering how each scratch and stain in the wood chronicles "hours of stories and jokes, questions and concerns (through courtships and pregnancies), prayers and discussions." She continues, each essay full of stories and encouragement - the beauty of imperfection, the comfort of Velveeta, the strengths of mothers- and daughters-in-law, the honesty that is submission, the laughter of reading aloud. As ever, while Nancy draws out our sins and weaknesses and sore spots, she comforts us with the favor of God and rouses us to a joyous faith.
©2006 Canon Press (P)2008 Canon Press
A perfect blend of medical drama and spiritual insight, Gray Matter is a fascinating account of Dr. David Levy's decision to begin asking his patients if he could pray for them before surgery. Some are thrilled. Some are skeptical. Some are hostile, and some are quite literally transformed by the request. Each chapter focuses on a specific case, opening with a detailed description of the patient's diagnosis and the procedure that will need to be performed, followed by the prayer request. From there, listeners follow as Dr. Levy performs the operation, and then we wait - right alongside Dr. Levy, the patients, and their families - to see the final results. Dr. Levy's musings on what successful and unsuccessful surgical results imply about God, faith, and the power of prayer are honest and insightful. As we see him come to his ultimate conclusion that, no matter what the results of the procedure are, "God is good," we cannot help but be truly moved and inspired.
©2017 David I. Levy, MD (P)2017 Two Words Publishing LLC
The remarkable audio edition of C.S. Lewis' beloved classic is the only existing recording of Lewis reading his own work. With penetrating logic and winsome wit, he explores the four aspects of love: storge (affection), philia (friendship), eros (sexual love), and agape (selfless love). Lewis exposes the pitfalls in our loves, leading us to the agape love that God has for men and women and the kind we must develop to nurture our relationships. Discussion questions available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©1960 C. S. Lewis (P)1970, 1982, 1994, 2004 The Episcopal Media Center
In one of the best available books on the topic, Franklin explains the spiritual power of fasting and offers a deeper understanding of God's plan for fasting and the benefits available to those who participate. Those who seek God through fasting can expect tremendous rewards both for their personal lives and the church. They will see breakthroughs in many areas, such as healing, finances, bondages broken, and children set free. Jesus Himself fasted because He knew some supernatural realities could not be released in any other way. For that reason alone, Christians should make fasting a common practice.
©2009 Jentezen Franklin (P)2009 christianaudio.com
The Kingdom of God Is Within You is a nonfiction book written by Leo Tolstoy. A philosophical treatise, the book was first published in Germany in 1894 after being banned in his home country of Russia. It is the culmination of 30 years of Tolstoy's thinking and lays out a new organization for society based on a literal Christian interpretation. The Kingdom of God Is Within You is a key text for Tolstoyan nonviolent resistance and Christian anarchist movements.
Public Domain (P)2018 Audio Enlightenment
Since the penning of Morning and Evening over 100 years ago, this devotional classic has become hugely popular and been a favorite for millions worldwide. This Baptist preacher spent more than 30 years preaching in the famed New Park Street Chapel, prepared nearly 3,600 sermons, and wrote nearly 50 books. His legacy also includes his amazing treatment of Calvinist and Puritan teaching, a "Down Grade Controversy" near the end of his life, and a funeral fit for a head of state. There are two readings per day, one designed for the morning and the other designed for the evening. His writings not only will affect the day, but the refreshing devotions are intended for eternal impact. Wonderfully narrated by James Adams, this outstanding devotional is worthy of daily listening. Spurgeon's best known work comes alive through nuanced and meaningful narration, almost as if Spurgeon himself was encouraging us in matters faith, love and devotion to God.
Audie Award Nominee, Inspirational Nonfiction, 2013 Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX and straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators. When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didnt know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, Im not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me. Long before Adam Brown became a member of the elite SEAL Team SIX - the counterterrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden - he was a fun-loving country boy from Hot Springs, Arkansas, whose greatest goal had been to wear his high schools football jersey. An undersized daredevil, prone to jumping off roofs into trees and off bridges into lakes, Adam was a kid who broke his own bones but would never break a promise to his parents. But after high school, Adam fell in with the wrong crowd, and his family watched as his appetite for risk dragged him into a downward spiral that eventually landed him in jail. Battling his inner demons on a last-chance road to redemption, Adam had one goal: to become the best of the best - a US Navy SEAL. An absorbing chronicle of heroism and humanity, Fearless presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior who would enter a village with weapons in hand to hunt terrorists, only to come back the next day with an armload of shoes and meals for local children. It is a deeply personal, revealing glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood that also shows how these elite operators live out the rest of their lives, away from danger, as husbands, fathers and friends. Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. Its about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered to reach the top tier of the US military. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, Adams final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice. Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as fearless.
©2012 eChristian Inc. (P)2012 eChristian Inc.
The angels of heaven are ready! Are you? Kevin Zadai had a supernatural encounter where he received insight and revelation on angels that will prepare Gods people for coming days of glory. For heaven to flood the earth with miracles and divine acceleration to take place, you need to learn how to partner with the angelic realm! Prepare to go behind the veil. Spiritual maturity is not just learning doctrine; its also discovering how to operate with the unseen realm. The Agenda of Angels will give you unique glimpses into the invisible realm that will help you: Understand the command center of heaven Access the battle strategies of heaven Decode the veil of secrecy that surrounds the dimensions of the spirit Clearly discern Gods will for you Identify and defeat enemies of the glory Execute the victorious rules of engagement Establish a link between praying in tongues and operating in the supernatural Right now, you are surrounded by all of the heavenly help you could ever need. Discover how to engage and partner with these angelic allies in your everyday life and step right into the greatest move of God the world has ever seen!
©2019 Kevin Zadai (P)2019 Destiny Image Audio
Honest to the core and laugh-out-loud funny, marriage coaches Dave and Ann Wilson share the one key secret that brought them from the brink of divorce to a healthy and vibrant relationship. He never saw it coming. It was the night of Dave and Ann's 10th wedding anniversary, and if asked how their marriage was doing, Dave would have said a 9.8 out of 10, and he even guaranteed Ann would say the same. But instead of giving a celebratory kiss, Ann whispered, "I've lost my feelings for you." Divorce seemed inevitable. But starting that night, God began to reveal to Dave and Ann the most overlooked secret of getting the marriage we are looking for: the horizontal marriage relationship just doesnt work until the vertical relationship with Christ is first. As founders of a multicampus church and marriage coaches with 30 years of experience, Dave and Ann share the hard-earned but easy-to-apply biblical principles that ensure a strong marriage. Written in a funny and highly relatable dialogue between both husband and wife, Vertical Marriage will guide you toward building a vibrant relationship at every level including communication, conflict, intimacy, and romance - though Dave is still figuring that last one out. Through their unique perspectives, they share an intimate, sometimes hilarious and at times deeply poignant narrative of one couples journey to reconnecting with God and discovering the joy and power of a vertical marriage. For anyone who is married, preparing for marriage, or desperate to save a relationship teetering on the edge of disaster, Dave and Ann offer hope and strategies that really work. Vertical Marriage will give you the insight, applications, and inspiration to reconnect with God together and to transform your marriage to everything you hoped it would be. Reflection questions for couples available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Dave and Ann Wilson (P)2019 Zondervan
The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila presents a remarkable description of the entire spiritual life from the first release from mortal sin into sanctifying grace through the Mystical Marriage of the soul with Christ as a journey through what she called The Interior Castle. She sees the soul as a magnificent castle full of spacious and well-lit rooms or mansions, each of which leads deeper into the heart of the castle to the seat of the king. However, St. Teresa laments that most people give all their attention to the outer wall of the castle the body, ignoring the beauty of the soul within. St. Teresa gives practical advice regarding the early struggles and the temptations to turn back, which beset the beginner. She describes each of the seven mansions and urges us forward to love and serve the divine majesty, imparting her absolute conviction that progress toward God through prayer is worth vastly more than all the treasures of this earth.
©2011 TAN Books (P)2020 TAN Books
Unlock the secret of your personality and learn how to be a better spouse, parent, friend, & Christian! All of us are born with distinct personality traits. Some of us live for crowds and parties; others seek solitude and time for quiet reflection. Some of us are naturally pushy, while others are content just to get along. We don't pick and choose these traits; they're just part of the way we're made. For in the womb God doesn't merely mold our body; He also gives us the temperament that, all our days, colors our understanding, guides our choices, and serves as the foundation of our moral and spiritual life. Ancient philosophers identified four basic temperaments, and over the centuries, countless wise souls have used these four to understand human nature. Now comes The Temperament God Gave You, the first Catholic book on the subject in 70 years. Here veteran Catholic counselor Art Bennett and his wife Laraine provide an accessible synthesis of classical wisdom, modern counseling science, and Catholic spirituality: a rich understanding of the temperaments and what they mean for you and for your family. Drawing on decades of study, prayer, and practical experience, Art and Laraine show you how to identify your own temperament and use it to become what God is calling you to be: a loving spouse, an effective parent, and a good friend. Best of all, they give you a Catholic understanding of the four temperaments that will bring you closer to God and help you discover the path to holiness that's right for you. Peace. Happiness. Holiness. You'll find yourself growing in each of these qualities as you come to understand, and learn to use as you should, the temperament God gave you.
©2005 Art Bennet and Laraine Bennet (P)2015 Sophia Institute Press
Systematic Theology is the culmination and creative synthesis of John Frames writing on, teaching about, and studying of the Word of God. This magisterial opus at once biblical, clear, cogent, listenable, accessible, and practical summarizes the mature thought of one of the most important and original Reformed theologians of the last 100 years. It will enable you to see clearly how the Bible explains Gods great, sweeping plan for mankind. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2013 John M. Frame (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
From Dr. Meg Meeker, the celebrated author of the best-selling parenting guide Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, comes a new devotional for new and still-learning fathers of girls. A strong father figure is the single most important element in a girl's life - he is her spiritual guide and protector from her early childhood to the day he proudly walks her down the aisle. In the lovely and comforting Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Devotional, Dr. Meeker instills in men the knowledge they need to be the kind of fathers their daughters dearly need.
©2016 Meg Meeker (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
As a boy he dreamed of being a spy undercover behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name, and for decades his life story, recounted in God's Smuggler, has awed and inspired millions. This best seller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders - and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was 35 years ago, and with this new release, it will motivate a whole new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.
©2009 John Sherrill (P)2009 christianaudio.com
Ever since he became a Christian at the age of 40, it has been Poirot actor David Suchet's dream to make an audio recording of the complete Bible. In between filming the final episodes of Poirot, David Suchet spent over 200 hours in the recording studio to create the very first full-length audio version of the NIV Bible spoken by a single British actor. This audio Bible is also available as an app. The app contains the full text of the New International Version (British Text), so you can easily navigate the audio or read and listen at the same time.
©2015 Biblica (P)2015 Zondervan
Identify the source of missteps in your marriage - and learn exactly what you can do about them! Tired of arguing with your spouse over the same old issues? Longing for a marriage with less conflict and more intimacy? Struggling under a load of resentment? In How We Love, relationship experts Milan and Kay Yerkovich draw on the powerful tool of attachment theory to show how your early life experiences created an "intimacy imprint" - an underlying blueprint that shapes your behavior, beliefs, and expectations of all relationships, especially your marriage. They identify four types of injured imprints that combine in marriage to trap couples in a repetitive dance of pain. The groundbreaking principles and practical, solution-focused tools in this book will equip you to... Identify the imprints disrupting your marriage Understand how your love style impacts your mate Break free of negative patterns that hinder your relationship Enhance your sexual intimacy Create the deeper, richer marriage of your dreams Discover the truths that have transformed countless relationships - including the authors' marriage - so you can stop stepping on each other's toes and instead be swept along by the music of a richer, more passionate relationship.
©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian
Dave Ramsey shares Biblical wisdom on the legacy we build with our wealth. What does the Bible really say about money? About wealth? How much does God expect you to give to others? How does wealth affect your friendships, marriage, and children? How much is "enough"? Theres a lot of bad information in our culture today about wealth - and the wealthy. Worse, theres a growing backlash in America against our most successful neighbors, but why? To many, wealth is seen as the natural result of hard work and wise money management. To others, wealth is viewed as the ultimate, inexcusable sin. This has left a lot of godly men and women honestly confused about what to do with the resources Gods put in their hands. Gods ways of handling money caused them to build wealth, but then theyre left feeling guilty about it. Is this what God had in mind? In The Legacy Journey, New York Times best-selling author Dave Ramsey takes you deep into Gods Word, revealing His perspective on wealth, your personal and family legacy, and how He wants to use you to further His kingdom work around the world. You can truly live - and leave - a legacy. The journey starts today.
©2014 Lampo Licensing, LLC (P)2014 Lampo Licensing, LLC
In Strange Fire, best-selling author and pastor John MacArthur chronicles the unsavory history behind the modern Charismatic movement. What would God say about those who blatantly misrepresent His Holy Spirit; who exchange true worship for chaotic fits of mindless ecstasy; who replace the biblical gospel with vain illusions of health and wealth; who claim to prophesy in His name yet speak errors; and who sell false hope to desperate people for millions of dollars? The Charismatic movement has always been a breeding-ground for scandal, greed, bad doctrine, and all kinds of spiritual chicanery. As a movement, it is clearly headed the wrong direction. And it is growing at an unprecedented rate. From the Word of Faith to the New Apostolic Reformation, the Charismatic movement is being consumed by the empty promises of the prosperity gospel. Too many Charismatic celebrities promote a Christianity without Christ, a Holy Spirit withou