Summary: Kara Tippetts knows the ordinary days of mothering four kids, the joy of watching....+
Kara Tippetts knows the ordinary days of mothering four kids, the joy of watching her children grow ... and the devestating reality of stage-four cancer. In "The Hardest Peace", Kara doesn't offer answers for when living is hard, but she asks us to join her in moving away from fear and control and toward peace and grace. Most of all, she draws us back to the God who is with us, in the mundane and the suffering, and who shapes even our pain into beauty.
Summary: What if being in love isn't a good enough reason to get married? What if dating....+
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.
Summary: Fresh air is about to sweep into your life. This powerful debut audio book....+
Fresh air is about to sweep into your life. This powerful debut audio book from Chris Hodges will revive your spirit and show you how to be fueled by God like never before. Take a deep breath of fresh air... and experience what it means to live an "I get to" - not an "I've got to" - kind of life every day.
Summary: What if God has had a plan for you since the very beginning?The God of the....+
What if God has had a plan for you since the very beginning?
The God of the universe has made you some big promises. He made them first in the Old Testament, but they remain at the core of his heart and have never changed. They're the key to your fulfillment and to his plans for you, both in this life and the life to come.
God wants to rescue you from bondage. He wants to deliver you from whatever holds you back. He wants you to discover his original intention for your life. And he wants you to be a part of a family that is making a difference.
In the ancient celebration of Passover, we find a picture of God's heart for us in the four cups of wine representing each of these core promises. Now, in Four Cups, Church of the Highlands pastor and New York Times best-selling author Chris Hodges reveals that, no matter where we are on our spiritual journey, these four cups of promise provide a simple, powerful, unforgettable way of reaching our potential and growing closer to God.
Steeped in Jewish history and tradition, yet breathing the transforming hope of Jesus on every track, Four Cups will help you move forward through the four stages of faith. Your thirst for more will finally be quenched — and you'll experience a wellspring of joy, hope, and purpose.
Summary: “I have a hunch I’m not the only one who misplaced the marvel of a life....+
“I have a hunch I’m not the only one who misplaced the marvel of a life lived with God. . . . I needed God to awaken me from my sleep. And so I prayed for wonder.”— Margaret Feinberg.
Awaken to the Wonder Every Day
In Wonderstruck, Margaret Feinberg invites you to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life. Come learn how to recognize the presence of God in the midst of your routine, unearth extraordinary moments on ordinary days, identify what’s holding you back in prayer, and discover peace in knowing you’re wildly loved.
Summary: Is life making you so dizzy that you're forgetting what's most important?Patsy....+
Is life making you so dizzy that you're forgetting what's most important?
Patsy Clairmont loves a good twirl. The kind that will make a child fall to the ground, squeal with laughter, and then want to get up and spin in circles some more! However, there is a twirl where busy schedules and urgency create a different and unwanted variety of dizzy in our lives.
Though hurry-up is part of the human dilemma and certain seasons bring more of it than others, if it becomes a lifestyle you might find yourself on the slippery slopes of bitterness, sadness, and depression. Patsy's hope is to help her listeners maintain a dynamic view on life -- with activities and choices that lead to renewal and peace. So take a little stroll with Patsy Clairmont through Twirl, and allow her unique perspective and deep well of biblical wisdom to realign your spin on life.
Summary: Athletes and actors, models and musicians, pastors and politicians... many....+
Athletes and actors, models and musicians, pastors and politicians... many have stepped forward, looked in the camera, and proclaimed, "I am second." But most in the I Am Second movement are not celebrities. They are ordinary people - and they've come to the simple realization that when God comes first in their lives, everything makes sense. But living second is not easy. It takes grit and humility, submission to God's will, a willingness to listen and serve, and openness to God's healing and call. Live Second is a daily guide to making Jesus first in your life. With 365 readings, prayers, action steps, and an online community of support, what you hold in your hands is a tool built to help you make truth, Scripture, and Jesus your number one priority, each and every day of the year. Following Jesus is not meant to be easy, just worth it. Live Second is exactly what you need as you become the new, inspired, God-honoring creation he made you to be.
Summary: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."....+
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." -Matthew 11:28. Perhaps you’re 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. I’m not suggesting that we’re 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
Summary: If you're looking for a life of meaning, take hope. God wants to use you in....+
If you're looking for a life of meaning, take hope. God wants to use you in his surprising plan to change the world. Who would have guessed that Jesus would conquer evil not through force or victory, but through defeat? He makes the weak strong, the foolish wise, and the insignificant matter. Author and pastor Chris Travis shares powerful, soul-stirring true stories - including his own gritty experiences teaching in one of the most dangerous public schools in New York - to cast a vision of how much we matter to God and his work in the world. True significance will cost you everything, but you will get more than you ever dreamed in return. PDF includes end-of-chapter questions for personal study or small-group discussion.
Summary: From a challenge of faith to a means of transformation: Did God really say....+
From a challenge of faith to a means of transformation: Did God really say you couldn't eat from any tree in the garden? This seed of doubt planted so long ago bears the fruit of fear on some level every day - the idea that our actions could ruin something beautiful and God might not have control over things. In What Women Fear, acclaimed writer and speaker Angie Smith admits, "Fear is a major part of my testimony" as she talks openly about significant struggles she has experienced. Giving a voice to the problem, she says, "I truly believe every single one of us struggles with some type of fear, whether it's fear of flying of fear of being 'found out.' Maybe you don't worry about dying, but you get sick thinking about the fact that you might fail." Instead of suggesting that those who love the Lord would never fear, Angie blends her own experiences with those of men and women throughout Scripture to help us start dealing more effectively with these true, human emotions. Whether it's a constant What if? type of worry, being afraid of abandonment or betrayal, fear of trusting God's plan, or many others encountered in the rhythm of our daily lives, Angie walks you through stories of others who have simultaneously loved God and struggles with faith. Journey with her as she explores the difficult and life-giving questions God asked of those who walked a similar road. Discover how to redeem this struggle as only God can - that He will be glorified, and you will be transformed.
Summary: For every woman who has ever loved a man... Bestselling author and Bible life....+
For every woman who has ever loved a man... Bestselling author and Bible life coach Sheri Rose Shepherd shares with total transparency and transforming truth how to attain your heart’s desire when it comes to love. This audio book is for the married woman who desires more for her marriage, for the single woman who desires a godly man to love her, and for the divorced woman who desires and deserves a second chance to find love again. Sheri Rose’s “real life” love coaching is filled with hope, humor, and healing, as well as real love stories. Her twenty years in women’s ministry and her own marriage struggles have paved the way for her to lead you on a journey of faith to discover your heart’s desire lived out with an eternal perspective!
Summary: When you're ready for something truly extraordinary, consider living life unleashed!....+
When you're ready for something truly extraordinary, consider living life unleashed! Jesus promised us a full and abundant life. But if we’re honest, most of us feel as if we’re missing out. Every one of us -- that includes you -- has been custom designed with a purpose and a plan beyond imagination. Yet for some reason, we fill our days with normalcy, complacency, and predictability. In Unleash!, Perry Noble challenges us to grab on to God’s promise of full and complete living. Using the biblical story of David as a backdrop, he reveals the major barriers that often hold us back and keep us trapped in the mundane. So discover what’s holding you back from living the life you’ve always dreamed of. Get ready to embrace God’s plan and experience His power when you live your life unleashed!
Summary: "It's difficult to get your mind around trust. You just have to do it." Moses....+
"It's difficult to get your mind around trust. You just have to do it." Moses never wanted to be a leader. Jonah ran away from his missions call. And when Marcia Moston's husband came home with a call to foreign mission's, she was sure God had the wrong number. His call conflicted with her own dreams, demanded credentials she didn't have, and required courage she couldn't seem to find. She promised to follow where God led, but she never thought the road would lead to a Mayan village on a Guatemalan mountainside. From the treacherous road trip to their new village home, to learning to navigate a new culture, to a stateside mission field in Vermont, Moston's journey reveals that God leads just as clearly today as he did in biblical times. Her candid account tells a story of learning to trust and obey when faithfulness seems foolish. With humor and insight, Call of a Coward is an engaging reminder that with our very real God in control, cowards become courageous and ordinary people find great purpose.
Summary: What's the truth about spiritual warfare? Spiritual warfare is a divisive subject....+
What's the truth about spiritual warfare? Spiritual warfare is a divisive subject for today’s church. Some Christians focus solely on the immediate world around them, living as if the only real opposition to God’s people and His kingdom is the one they can see. Others take an overly aggressive stance, where confronting the enemy is a constant pursuit in their lives. John MacArthur believes the truth is found between these extremes. Standing Strong offers a balanced, biblically sound approach to spiritual warfare in the life of a believer. A trusted and renowned pastor and author, MacArthur examines key passages in God’s Word to debunk modern fallacies, define true spiritual warfare, and share how believers can stand strong in the face of every spiritual challenge. Standing Strong includes a guide for both personal and group study, which features discovery questions, suggestions for prayer, and activities, all designed to connect life-changing truths with everyday living.
Summary: Hank Hanegraaff has heard it all. He knows what questions plague believers....+
Hank Hanegraaff has heard it all. He knows what questions plague believers and nonbelievers. And he's done something about it--he's spelled out the answers. The Complete Bible Answer Book is a simple guide covering over 170 of the top questions that the Bible Answer Man has dealt with in his ministry. Topics include parents and kids, religions, difficulty, faith, fear, sin, salvation, and many more issues vital to understanding the path to better understanding God. Each question is approached in Hanegraaff's scholarly, easy-to-understand style, and he even suggests additional sources for listeners who want to explore the topics further.
Summary: One of the most cherished books in the New Testament is now your guide on a....+
One of the most cherished books in the New Testament is now your guide on a journey of transformation and prayer. The extraordinary book of Ephesians is among the richest and most profound books in the New Testament - in no small part because it is home to some of the Bible's greatest promises and deepest spiritual insights. Speaking to such heartfelt concerns as finding God's purpose for your life, being unashamed in your faith, building unity within a fractured church, and battling spiritual warfare, the treasured gems of Ephesians have been arranged and set in an amazing experiential resource to help you live strong and grow in your faith. Praying Ephesians guides you on an exciting voyage to discover the riches of this biblical letter using intimate prayers, important historical backgrounds, word studies, practical application, and inspiring illustrations. As Ephesians 1 testifies, you've been chosen for greatness by God himself, before the creation of the world. Let these 52 illuminating experiences in the Word help you live and pray according to the great power he has reserved for us who believe.
Summary: Here's an unprecedented view of Revelation that will strength your faith and....+
Here's an unprecedented view of Revelation that will strength your faith and quiet your fears. With a riveting mix of narrative storytelling and eye-opening biblical facts, Jim Bakker offers us front-row seats to the most spectacular drama of all time: the end time events foreseen by the apostle John on the isle of Patmos twenty centuries ago and unfolding before our eyes today. Time Has Come not only makes you an eyewitness to John's wonder-filled visions; it brings you clear insight into what to expect in the days ahead. More importantly, you'll learn the steps you can take to be prepared for what is coming.
Summary: The text of the books contained in the New American Bible is a completely new....+
The text of the books contained in the New American Bible is a completely new translation throughout. From the original and the oldest available texts of the sacred books, it aims to convey as directly as possible the thought and individual style of the inspired writers. The better understanding of Hebrew and Greek, and the steady development of the science of textual criticism, the fruit of patient study since the time of St. Jerome, have allowed the translators and editors in their use of all available materials to approach more closely than ever before the sense of what the sacred authors actually wrote. The New American Bible has accomplished this in response to the need of the church in America today. It is the achievement of some fifty biblical scholars, the greater number of whom, though not all, are Catholics. In particular, the editors-in-chief have devoted twenty-five years to this work. The collaboration of scholars who are not Catholic fulfills the directive of the Second Vatican Council, not only that correct translations be made into different languages especially from the original texts of the sacred books, but that, with the approval of the church authority, these translations be produced in cooperation with separated brothers so that all Christians may be able to use them.
Summary: What does it mean to be "crucified with Christ"? During his lifetime, renowned....+
What does it mean to be "crucified with Christ"? During his lifetime, renowned teacher A. W. Tozer was often invited to speak at seminaries, churches and Bible conferences on the topic of the cross and its meaning for the Christian life. Now, in this never-before-published distillation of his best teaching on the subject, you will gain a fresh understanding of the cross’s centrality to your walk of faith in Christ. The apostle Paul declared in his letter to the Galatians that he had been “crucified with Christ.” But what does this mean? Is this a claim every believer can and should make? The Crucified Life is a comprehensive examination of these questions, answered with the deep, biblical thinking for which Tozer was revered. “God is ingenious in developing crosses for His followers,” Tozer was fond of saying. At the heart of this audio book, you will find a call to follow Christ to the cross and be raised to new life--a call to live the crucified life. Includes authentic audio clips of A.W. Tozer speaking after each chapter.
Summary: We all have those days: when small problems become crises, when doubt begins....+
We all have those days: when small problems become crises, when doubt begins to overwhelm faith, when exhaustion hits and depression colors the world black. Fact is, the daily grind of life is not going away! Since we cannot escape it, we must find a way to live beyond it. And the book of Psalms holds the answers, offering words of surpassing strength and comfort for those difficult and demanding times. In this remarkably down-to-earth study of selected psalms, one of Christianity’s foremost pastors explores such pressing themes as fear of the unknown, discouragement and worry, how to handle difficult people, and what to do when God is silent. Through 26 engaging weeks in the Word, Charles Swindoll will guide you to listen to the Psalms and to live them -- reminding you of a grace that never fails and a God who is constantly at work to transform the daily grind into a daily miracle.