2016 Christian Book Award finalist (Nonfiction category) Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “Stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it—into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the life we will lead and the person we will become. In fact, to fail to embrace the open door is to miss the work God has made for us to do. In All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?, bestselling author John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await. So go ahead—walk through that door. You just might do something that lasts for eternity.
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- Author : John Ortberg
- Publisher : Tyndale House Pub
- Release Date : 2015-03-01
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 1496404599
Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it—into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the lives we will lead and the people we will become. In this six-session video curriculum, bestselling author John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless open doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await. So go ahead—walk through that door. You just might do something that lasts for eternity.
Work without Shame, Rest without Guilt Balance. It's what we long for in our lives as we hear shouts of "Work harder!" in one ear, and whispers to "rest more" in the other. What if God's plan for us isn't just one way or the other? Enter the holy hustle. Crystal Stine followed the path to success as she climbed the corporate ladder. Now she explores "hustle" in a new light as a self-employed, work-from-home mom. She invites you to join her in experiencing... renewed peace as you focus on serving, not striving reawakened potential as you ditch comparison and embrace community redefined purpose as you seek the roles God has for you You were created to work with enthusiasm for the right reasons—and you were also made with a need to rest. Discover the place where these two sides meet in a happy, holy hustle.
- Author : JJ Gutierrez
- Publisher : Ambassador International
- Release Date : 2020-03-24
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 164
- ISBN : 9781620207376
Like the flip of a switch, Chickening IN created an epiphany or “God Moment.” Where there was once hopelessness, fear, and doubt . . . now there is new found hope, courage, and strength. We live in an unpredictable, uncontrollable world where things change often, and fear can plant itself deeply within our hearts. Chickening IN is a practical approach to defeating the fear and doubt that is preventing us from becoming brave, bold women of God. Do you long to overcome the fear and doubt that is sabotaging the life God has for you? Are you ready to grow in courage and put feet to your faith? You’ve come to the right place! I’d like to invite you to join me on a transformation journey to stop chickening out and start Chickening IN. By accepting my invitation you will embark into the land of transformation. A place where fear-filled lives can be reconstructed into courageous faith-filled lives. Chickening IN will require hard work and honest assessment, but I will lead you step by step through the eight pillars of Chickening IN that have changed my life and that can change your life, too!
Read this highly engaging and inspirational book and let Joyce Roa take you on a simple path to living a great life. Live It Great traces the journey of Joyce and her husband from their home country the Philippines to New Zealand and the lessons she learned in the process of moving and living in a new land. Filled with Joyce’s conversational warm tone and inspiring stories from other people who have gone through the same process, the book will inspire and motivate you to live a happy and meaningful life as a migrant
"The first year out was one of the hardest years of my life." —Curt The years after college can be some of the most uncertain, unstable times of life. Recent graduates grieve the loss of community, question their place in the world and struggle to find meaningful work. It can be shocking to discover that college did not fully prepare you for the challenges you now face. "It's much rougher than I thought. I thought things would just play out, and they didn't. I don't have friends, I don't have a job and I hang out with my parents every night." —Kate But you are not alone. For more than a decade, Erica Young Reitz has specialized in helping college seniors and recent graduates navigate the transition to post-college life. Drawing on best practices and research on senior preparedness, she offers practical tools for a life of faithfulness and flourishing during a critical, transitional time. This practical guide addresses the top issues graduates face: making decisions, finding friends, managing money, discerning your calling and much more. Discover how you can thrive beyond your undergraduate years. If you feel lost in transition, here are resources to help you flourish as a Christ-follower in a complex world.
Sometimes it takes a step. When we find ourselves at our lowest, struggling with addiction and broken lives, sometimes it takes one step, and one moment, to begin a journey to recovery. But how do we take that step when we are trapped in a pit of despair and surrounded by a lie, seemingly unable to change, unable to live, and unable to cry out for help? From Basement to Sanctuary is a radical story of conversion and transformation that speaks to how God’s strength truly can be made perfect though our weaknesses. Author Holly Christine Hayes spent her teen and young-adult life mired in alcoholism and drug addiction, and she was in the grips of a downward spiral that led to a life of trauma, shame, and eventual homelessness. After an encounter with God in a public bathroom in 2001, her life was forever changed. God miraculously healed her and delivered her from her addiction—but it took years for her to find out who the God was that saved her. Through the telling of her story, Holly takes us on a journey through the surrender of the recovery meetings that gather in church basements, to the wholeness and healing she found in the sanctuary of the church. All the while, she shares lessons she learned in the basement about who God really is and the miraculous ways he wants to heal our hurts, habits, sins, and setbacks.
As Christians, how do we know what we know? This simple question challenges the nature of information, how we learn, decision making, who we are, and who this God is that we worship. If this challenge appears optional; it is not—our post-Christian culture questions every faith assumption. Simple Faithexamines these questions and discusses implications for faith and life. An important implication of this study is that faith plays a critical role into how we think, learn, and make decisions in the context of limited resources and an uncertain future. Even scientific inquiry requires faith, which normally gets hidden in untested assumptions and presumptions about what is interesting to investigate. Often the critical arguments driving our decisions are not cold hard facts, but the stories that we tell in the midst of complex decision environments. The timing of this inquiry is critical. The movement from modern to postmodern thinking has upended most institutions, but especially the Christian church. The separation of heart and mind, which characterizes modern thinking, eroded faith leaving the church in a weak position to adapt to the rapid changes accompanying postmodernism. Ironically, postmodern thinking that values storytelling favors Christian faith because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the best story around.
Something in us is waiting—for what, we don’t know. Something different? Something better? For Christians, perhaps the deepest expression of what we’re waiting for is found in the phrase “eternal life.” But what is eternal life? Why do we want it? And how do we know if we have it? In Eternity Is Now in Session, bestselling author John Ortberg dispels the myth that eternal life is something way out in outer space that we can only hope to experience after we die—and that being saved is merely about meeting the minimal entrance requirements for getting into heaven. Instead, John unpacks the reality that the moment we trust Christ, we are initiated into “eternal living” with God as a here and now reality, one that will continue beyond our life on this earth. Jesus defined eternal life just once, in John 17:3: “. . . that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” The kind of “knowing God” that is eternal life is an interactive relationship, not just an affirmation of certain facts about God. Once we begin the transformative journey of truly knowing God, we can start to experience His presence, favor, and resurrection power right here on this earth—in the details, tasks, and challenges of daily, ordinary life. And as we begin to know God this way, we’ll realize each moment of our lives is a vehicle to the eternity we’ve been longing for all along.
An excerpt from the foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada: “With the book you are holding, you have stumbled upon the best of guides. I should know. I first read The Cry of the Soul decades ago when I was still sorting through a lot of hurt and frustration connected with my quadriplegia (yes, I read it on that music stand holding a mouth stick). The Cry of the Soul showed me what to do with my anger and hurt—not stuff it under the carpet of my conscience, or minimize it, but actually do something good with it.” All emotion—whether positive or negative—can give us a glimpse of the true nature of God. We want to control our negative emotions and dark desires. God wants us to recognize them as the cry of our soul to be made right with Him. Beginning with the Psalms, Cry of the Soul explores what Scripture says about our darker emotions and points us to ways of honoring God as we faithfully embrace the full range of our emotional life.
This trilogy combines three books published previously: A Christian Guide to Spirituality, Life in Tension, and Called Along the Way. Together they chronicle a spiritual journey during the period from 2013 through 2017. The first two books focus on the question—who is God?—while the third book focuses on the question—who are we? The call to faith and ministry is personal but it is also corporal, being informed by the community of faith at one time and in one place. The original books have been reproduced as published. Offering them together makes them available more economically and draws attention to their common purpose. Because spirituality is lived belief, it is important to reflect on what we say we believe and what we actually practice. This reflective process is inherently stressful but it is a normal part of our Christian journey as we prepare in this life for the next. Hear the words; walk the steps; experience the joy! Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, PhD) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, tentmaker, writer, and speaker. He lives with Maryam, his wife of 30+ years, in Centreville, VA and they have three grown children. Key words for this book include: Beatitudes, Christianity, spirituality, memoir, Christian memoir, Jesus, Bible, devotion, spiritual growth, and faith. Other books by T2Pneuma Publishers LLC include: A Christian Guide to Spirituality (2014) Una Guía Cristiana a la Espiritualidad (2015) My Travel Through Life (2016) Oraciones ( 2016) Prayers (2016) Life in Tension (2016) Prayers of a Life in Tension (2016) Called Along the Way (2017) See: T2Pneuma.com for more details. ****************** What people are saying... Stephen provides a helpful, accessible guide using the classic catechetical structure of the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments. - David A. Currie, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (In reference to A Christian Guide to Spirituality) We live in a fallen world. It leads to life in tension, and
When did you first hear God’s call? Called Along the Way describes the author’s faith journey from unbeliever to believer, from cultural Christian to active disciple, from disciple to realization of call, and from seminary to early ministry. Unlike Adam and Eve, this story does not begin the Garden of Eden. If you too have struggled with your faith walk, then this story may offer solace. Even in our baby steps of faith, God promises to walk with us. Hear the words; Walk the steps; Experience the joy! The cover image comes from a woodcut called a Nauis Socialis Mechanicorum (Social Ship of Mechanics) attributed to the artist Albrecht Dürer. This woodcut is better known as the Ship of Fools. Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, PhD) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, volunteer pastor, writer, and speaker. He lives with Maryam, his wife of 30+ years, in Centreville, VA and they have three grown children. Keywords include: Christian memoir, faith, discipleship, pastoral call, personal memoir, autobiography, memoir, federal service, education.
Over two dozen Christian leaders describe how they changed their minds about evolution Perhaps no topic appears as potentially threatening to evangelicals as evolution. The very idea seems to exclude God from the creation the book of Genesis celebrates. Yet many evangelicals have come to accept the conclusions of science while still holding to a vigorous belief in God and the Bible. How did they make this journey? How did they come to embrace both evolution and faith? Here are stories from a community of people who love Jesus and honor the authority of the Bible, but who also agree with what science says about the cosmos, our planet and the life that so abundantly fills it. Among the contributors are Scientists such as: Francis Collins Deborah Haarsma Denis Lamoureux Theologians and philosophers such as: James K. A. Smith Amos Yong Oliver Crisp Biblical scholars such as: N. T. Wright Scot McKnight Tremper Longman III Pastors such as: John Ortberg Ken Fong Laura Truax
The importance of moving toward a national policy to end homelessness is crucial. In this striking examination of the roles that homeless people and the U.S. government play in causing and curtailing the escalating phenomena of homelessness, Edna Molina-Jackson asserts that there is a great need to alter the socio-economic structures that generate extreme and entrenched forms of poverty that lead to homelessness. Homeless Not Hopeless explores the role social networks play in the daily survival of homeless Latino and African American men. Using a qualitative research design, author Molina-Jackson observes how these men initiate, participate in, and maintain social networks and how these networks function. The findings support a more empowering view of homeless men as active, rational, and competent actors engaged in negotiating their social world. Members rely on social networks composed of a hierarchy of casual and intimate affiliations. The networks of Americanized Latinos and African Americans facilitate their integration into a subculture of street life, while those of recent-immigrant Latinos revolve around their struggles to find work, avoid deportation, and enlist the support of paisanos.
When God comes into our lives, we change. Our new identity is in Christ comes into tension with our old identity in ourselves as the Holy Spirit works in our hearts and minds. This tension arises between who we were and who God created us to be, between us and God, and between us and those around us. The Apostle Paul calls the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives sanctification. Life in Tension reflects on Jesus' Beatitudes in the context of scripture. The Beatitudes serve as an introduction to the Sermon on the Mount and lay out Jesus' priorities in teaching his disciples. Because the sermon serves as a kind of ordination service for the Apostles, the importance of the Beatitudes for the early church, Christian spirituality, and discipleship today cannot be overstated. Hear the words; Walk the steps; Experience the joy! Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, PhD) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, tentmaker, writer, and speaker. He lives with Maryam, his wife of 30+ years, in Centreville, VA and they have three grown children. Keywords for this book include: Beatitudes, Christianity, spirituality, Jesus, Bible, devotion, and faith.
"Smashingly good, action-packed."—Publishers Weekly STARRED review "Every element of this rollicking adventure shines."—Booklist STARRED review In Pottsville, Pennsylvania, young Doug Pearce, just fired from his steady job in the brewery, has never strayed far from home. But he's always been fascinated by stories of his Uncle Russ, the family black sheep murdered in Singapore in 1948. In comes a letter from an old friend of his dead uncle inviting him to Toronto. On arrival, Doug learns that wealthy and glamorous Edna has an agenda: she's assembled enough clues to solve the murder and recover a legendary red diamond Russ was thought to be smuggling. Doug, nervous but game, agrees to play detective. But by the end of his first day in Casablanca, Doug knows he's made a mistake. While he meets people eager to help—a retired museum curator, a beautiful and self-absorbed heiress, and her elderly father, a colleague of Russell Pearce—it becomes clear that someone else is looking for the diamond.
- Author : Les D. Crause
- Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
- Release Date : 2018-10-25
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9780359179824
Joshua The Groundbreaker - An Apostle of Revival and Change Are you an Apostle to the new generation? Joshua brings a new revival and leads a new generation into the promised land. Do you hunger to see the Church of God being brought back to the place that she is meant to be? If yes - welcome Joshua Apostle! You have been prepared for such a time as this. If you are moving into this call: God will show you a different path to follow - different to the world’s way. Different to the norm. You are to lead the Church of God into a new era. You cannot do things the same way as they used to be done. Your trademark is to bring change! It will not be easy to fulfill this mandate, but God has prepared you for it. Are you ready to face this, Joshua Apostle? Are you ready to raise up the new generation and bring the Church back to the place that it is meant to be? With the help of this teaching you will know exactly what to expect, and what will be expected of you.
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Olvasia had been at peace for over fifteen years but that is all about to change. The neighboring country of Dredgia is once again poised to attack. Krellzak the Warlord of Dredgia is sending an army, thirty thousand strong, to destroy Olvasia's capitol city of Alstran. Included in this army are Trolls and Giants as well as the Wizard, Delvar. During this time Orbin learns that he is a descendent of an ancient tribe called the Patewa. The Patewa can produce and manipulate fire at will but only when in contact with magical horses called the Descendents of Arion. Orbin and his Uncle Horst must contact and assemble an army of Dwarves and Elves to march to Alstran to join with the Olvasians and defeat the Dredgians. The freedom of Olvasia hangs in the balance.
When does a person decide to become a writer? At age ten? In high school? At college graduation? Not for this group. The need to earn a living cancelled that possibility. Later on the demands of family and home rendered this goal even more unlikely. At retirement, however, the curtain rose on a new setting. The children were grown, the mortgage was paid, and the time was available. Writing skills were unquestionably rusty. Our group, though, had one distinct advantage over other would-be writers. With an age range of 55 to 89 we had a wealth of experiences on which to draw. We set realistic goals. Not the Great American Novel-yet, but family histories to leave for our grandchildren. We told of holidays and days of decision, memories evoked by colors and smells, and people and places important to use. We met weekly for two hours, read our works, and critiqued on another's. We came to realize that the more we wrote, the better we wrote. This was slso recognized by the judges for "Reflections," the UFT's annual publication of the best works issued from the creative writing classes. The group from Queens-us-won most of the places. We sought additional modes of expression. A few of us wrote poetry; others, short stories. We organized some of our work about the City-as-theme and, herewith, our first book.