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- Christian in Complete Armour: Unabridged Version, The
by William Gurnall
- Christian in Complete Armour: Volume 1, The
by William Gurnall
- Christian in Complete Armour: Volume Three, The
by William Gurnall
- Christian in Complete Armour: Volume Two, The
by William Gurnall
- Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America
by Jeff Pollard
The Church is being destroyed by sacred cows. A "sacred cow" is an untouchable subject that we are not supposed to discuss. To do so impinges upon another's "Christian liberty." Certainly, there are few sacred cows quite as sacred as the right of modern Christians to dress however they please. But in this groundbreaking work, Jeff Pollard challenges us to embrace God's standard and to understand the historical roots of the rise of nudity and immodesty in modern culture. His perspective is thoughtful and balanced. Most importantly, he accomplishes what few authors on this subject have achieved: a treatise that avoids both license and legalism.
- Creative Life: A Workbook for Unearthing the Christian Imagination, The
by Alice Bass
- Devotions for Dog Lovers
by Dr. Tom C. Rakow
Devotions for Dog Lovers is a unique collection of true accounts of the canine kind. This saddle-stitched book contains twenty-one inspirational stories with titles such as: Wheres that Pointer Pointing?, God Didnt Need a Muzzle, The Crummy Deal, One-Eyed Squirrel Dog, Space Dog, When Dogs Helped Clean a Chariot, The Nameless Dog, Rail Rider, The Dog that Followed Me for Twenty-Five Years, A Three-Legged Coonhound, Some Cosmetic-Chewing Canines, The Dark Side of Dogs, Something Even a Dog Cant Do, Death Row, The Coat, The Talking Dog, The Prodigal Pooch, and more! Some classic artwork is interspersed throughout the book.
- Extravagant Worship
by Darlene Zschech
- Facing Life's Uncertainties
by Janet Kobobel Grant, Judith Couchman
Model Your Life on the Great Women of the Bible Who Trusted God and Found Him Faithful
Studies of 6 women from the Bible--each with 6 sessions--for personal reflection or group study
Through intriguing stories of biblical women, the Women of the Bible study series helps readers see how God wants to work in their lives. Questions and activities are designed to encourage personal application, understanding, and prayer, and to foster interaction within study groups.
Each chapter includes 8 sections: Opening Narrative, Discussing the Story, Sharing Your Story, After Hours, Setting the Stage, Behind the Scenes, Prayer Meetings, and Words to Remember. The leader's guide makes it easy to facilitate weekly Bible studies to nurture knowledge of Scripture and a sense of God's presence in life.
- Esther: a Jewish orphan who became queen of Persia and saved her people--Choose to be a woman God delights to use no matter what the circumstances
- Mary: a young woman who said yes to God's incredible plan for her life--Obedience can be a joyous choice that is blessed by God
- Deborah: a leader of Israel when God's people were in a period of great decline--Faith, courage, and devotion toward God have a powerful impact in a woman's life
- Hannah: a woman who poured out her heart to God and received a miracle--Understand the wisdom and importance of committing dreams to God
- Sarah: a woman of faith whose insecurities sometimes got the better of her--Face life's uncertainties, move beyond fear, and enjoy a faith-filled relationship with God
- Ruth: a daughter-in-law who left her own people out of loyalty to Naomi--Trust the Lord through faith and action in difficult times
- Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me, The
by Lisa Whelchel
As Blair Warner on The Facts of Life, Lisa Whelchel matured from a snobby prep schooler to a responsible adult. Now the actress recounts the journey she's made in real life, from a shy, small-town girl in Texas to the glamorous life of fame and fortune in Hollywood -- and finally to suburban life as a pastor's wife and homeschooling mother of three. Poignant autobiographical stories reveal the developing trust in God that has enabled Lisa to grow in grace through seasons of pressure, pain, and prosperity.
- Footprints in Time: Fulfilling God's Destiny for Your Life
by Jeff O'Leary
Blink once and you enter the world. Blink twice and your life is over. Compared to Eternity, our lives go by in a blink. In that short space of time, what did God design for our lives? He designed us to fulfill a great Destiny-far greater than most people ever realize or fulfill.
Footprints in Time will take you on a great journey of discovery that will inspire, challenge and encourage you to seek, find and fulfill the great Destiny you were created for.
You will be inspired by the lives of men and women, just like you, with faults and fears, just like you. You will be amazed at how God took their simple willingness and fulfilled His great will. You will be challenged to see the idols that now rule countless hearts in our culture and how they are keeping so many from their heavenly promise. Finally, you will be encouraged to ask yourself, "If God could do it with these other men and women, why can't He do it with me?"
Footprints in Time: Fulfilling God's Destiny for your Life will change how you view your hours, days and years and the way you spend them. It will inspire you to lift up your eyes and fulfill your heavenly destiny.
- Good News About Injustice Youth Edition : A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World
by Gary A. Haugen
International news accounts describe mind-blowing horrors of child prostitution, state-sponsored religious persecution, racial violence, torture and genocide. What can we possibly do in response? Can ordinary Christians make a difference? And where is the God of justice?
The good news about injustice is that God is against it. Gary Haugen explains that God is in the business of using the unlikely to accomplish justice and mercy. This book offers stories of courageous Christians who have stood up for justice and also calls the body of Christ to action. Haugen provides concrete guidance on how Christians can rise up to seek justice throughout the world.
This special youth edition of Good News About Injustice is designed to help youth groups understand what is happening around the world, with practical ideas for teens and youth workers to exert influence and bring about change. You and your youth group can become an instrument to bring hope in a hurting world.
- Impossible Is Possible, The: Doing What Others Say Can't Be Done
by John Mason
John Mason challenges readers who feel trapped by their circumstances to live by faith—in spite of whatever distracts or hinders them from doing so. The Impossible Is Possible is both inspirational and practical, drawing principles for living from Scripture. It shows Christians how to change their way of thinking and focus on the fact that God wants to do "exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think."
- In Pursuit of Peace: 21 Ways to Conquer Anxiety, Fear, and Discontentment
by Joyce Meyer
In today's world, peace is hard to come by. When personal desires are followed, serenity is forfeited. But by submitting one's will to God, a peace-filled life is ensured. Maintaining peace is therefore a choice, says Joyce Meyer. In her new book, IN PURSUIT OF PEACE, she discusses:
- How to be at peace with yourself
- The importance of having peace with God
- Enjoying peaceful relationships
- Being led by peace
- Developing a peaceful attitude
- and the paradox that peace equals power.
- Jesus Freaks, Vol II
Rarely has a book captured the attention of Christians of all ages as Jesus Freaks has with its stories of Christian martyrs. Jesus Freaks, Vol. II, features testimonies of revolutionaries who took a stand for Christ against the culture of their day, along with new stories of martyrs through the centuries. dc Talk again challenges readers to pray for the persecuted church around the world and openly stand for Jesus.
- Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child's Heart for Eternity
by Sally Clarkson
There is no greater, nobler, or more fulfilling calling than that of motherhood. Every day, as they nurture their children, mothers influence eternal destiny as no one else can. Yet often women are drawn to seek fulfillment outside of God’s design, despite their inherent desire to embrace motherhood with their whole hearts.
Today’s culture minimizes the vital importance of a mother’s role. By catching a vision of God’s original design and allowing it to shape their lives, mothers can rediscover the joy and fulfillment to be found in the strategic role to which God has called them–for a purpose far greater than they can imagine.
In The Mission of Motherhood, author, speaker, and mother Sally Clarkson closely examines this God-ordained plan for mothers, introduced in the book of Genesis and upheld throughout his Word. Using practical examples, her own personal anecdotes, a challenging vision, and sound scriptural support, Clarkson upholds the traditional, biblical view of God’s plan for motherhood–giving mothers exactly the support they need to persevere in cultivating and sharing their hearts for God, for their children, and for their homes.
- Moments of Peace in the Presence of God: Reflections on God's Gift of Love, Hope, and Happiness
Wisdom and inspiration from the Psalms come to life anew in this collection of more than 170 meditations. Each two-page spread presents a devotional thought and encouraging Scriptures. The unique crafting and blending of words and illustrations ensures appeal to Christians young and old. Ideal for year-round gift-giving—including Mother's Day, Father's Day, and graduations.
- My Utmost for His Highest
by Oswald Chambers, James Reiman (Editor)
Oswald Chambers, a Scotsman who converted to Christianity in his teens under the ministry of Charles Spurgeon, has been affecting Christians with his devotional words since My Utmost for His Highest was first published in 1935. This acknowledged classic contains 365 daily readings that take heady doctrine and make it practical, realistic, and intensely personal. With humor and humility, Chambers speaks plainly to the common man struggling with devotion to Christ in daily living. Worldly cares and self-serving desires begin to lose their appeal as Chambers aides the reader in transforming his mind by viewing life through the instruction of God's Word. Richard Halverson, former chaplain of the United States Senate, attests to this: "no book except the Bible has influenced my walk with Christ at such deep maturing levels." This is Chambers's chief desire, directing the reader to "shut out every other consideration and keep yourself before God for this one thing only--My Utmost for His Highest... determined to be absolutely and entirely for Him and for Him alone." --Jill Heatherly
- One Hundred and One Devotions for Homeschool Moms
by Jackie Wellwood.
Homeschooling is a growing trend in the United States; and the lifestyle of these moms is unique. A homeschooler herself, Jackie Wellwood shares with honesty her own stories and struggles and how they drew her closer to the Lord. Each devotional has a scripture, prayer, and questions that help moms take a realistic look at situations and how Scripture can be applied daily in their lives. With understanding and compassion, Wellwood gently points fellow homeschooling moms to the Savior who is their strength.
- One Hundred and One More Devotions for Homeschool Moms
by Jackie Wellwood.
A homeschooling mother of seven provides a much-requested sequel to her popular devotional, blending real experiences with encouraging scriptural insight while reassuring moms that they are not alone in their struggles.
- Overcommitted Christian: Serving God Without Wearing Out, The
by Pamela Evans
- Peacemaker, The: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict
by Ken Sande
Nearly 800 Scripture verses are referenced in this simple yet profound analysis of how God's people should use his Word and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to resolve family, church, business, and employment disputes. Ken looks at the disagreements that color our day-to-day lives, using examples from his many years as a Christian mediator and counselor as well as from his own marriage and family. He readily shows how the basic biblical principles used to work through a disagreement over where to spend this year's vacation are the same principles used to resolve multi-million dollar land disputes.
- Purpose-Driven Life, The: What on Earth Am I Here For?
by Rick Warren
You are not an accident. Even before the universe was created, God had you in mind, and he planned you for his purposes. These purposes will extend far beyond the few years you will spend on earth. You were made to last forever!
Self-help books often suggest that you try to discover the meaning and purpose of your life by looking within yourself, but Rick Warren says that is the wrong place to start. You must begin with God, your Creator, and his reasons for creating you. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.
This book will help you understand why you are alive and God's amazing plan for you--both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal 40-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life's most important question: What on earth am I here for? Knowing God's purpose for creating you will reduce your stress, focus your energy, simplify your decisions, give meaning to your life, and, most importantly, prepare you for eternity.
The Purpose-Driven™ Life is a blueprint for Christian living in the 21st century--a lifestyle based on God's eternal purposes, not cultural values. Using over 1,200 scriptural quotes and references, it challenges the conventional definitions of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism. In the tradition of Oswald Chambers, Rick Warren offers distilled wisdom on the essence of what life is all about.
This is a book of hope and challenge that you will read and re-read, and it will be a classic treasured by generations to come.
- Return of the Prodigal Son, The: A Story of Homecoming
by Henri J. M. Nouwen
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming is a spiritual adventure story. A chance encounter with a poster depicting a detail of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son set in motion a chain of events that enabled Nouwen to redefine and claim his vocation late in his life. In this book, which interweaves elements of art history, memoir, Midrash, and self-help, Nouwen brings the parable to life with empathic analyses of each character. Nouwen's absorption in the story (and the painting) is so complete that the father's challenge to love the son, and the son's challenge to receive that love, become Nouwen's own. And Nouwen's writing is so clear and his tone is so appealingly frank and humble that readers--no matter how far from home--will find hope for themselves in the prodigal peace Nouwen ultimately achieves. --Michael Joseph Gross
- Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way
by John Paul II
Following the success of the international bestseller Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Pope John Paul II provides the world with a glimpse into his past in RISE, LET US BE ON OUR WAY. Chronicling the years he spent as a bishop and later archbishop in Krakow, Poland through his election as the first Polish Pope in 1978, he recounts everything from communist efforts to suppress the church in Poland to his efforts to adopt a new and more open style of pastoral ministry. With recollections on his life as well as his thoughts on the issues facing the world now, Pope John Paul II offers words of wisdom in this book that will appeal to people of any faith looking to strengthen their spirituality.
- Rise, Let Us Be on Our Way [Unabridged CD]
by John Paul II, Kristoffer Tabori (Narrator)
- Ten P's in a Pod : The Million-Mile Journal of a Home School Family
by Arnold Pent
Future historians may look back on the Arnold Pent family and describe them as the “first modern home school family.” Long before there were any state home schooling organizations or curriculum fairs, Arnold Pent declared his independence from government education and his dependence on Jesus Christ in the training of his children.
No one told him to do this. He simply read the Bible and determined to follow the clear principles found within its pages and to be obedient to God — regardless of the consequences.
Like all great visionary leaders, Arnold Pent was a man with many wonderful directives for his family. The world would probably describe these initiatives as eccentricities, but they were not. In fact, Arnold Pent discovered something that all fathers would be well advised to consider: True Christian leadership in the household is born in the fire of adversity. The noblest and most God-blessed expressions of biblical fatherhood are cultivated always and only by taking the path less traveled.
- Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues : Exploring the Spiritual Themes of the Lord of the Rings
by Mark Eddy Smith
"I read Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues for my own edification, but I can easily see it being a benefit in the homeschool. There are many unit studies out there that teach virtues ? godly characteristics we wish to instill in our own children ? but most are for the younger child. I envision this book being used in a study geared toward older children?even 'children' as old as myself. Whether it were read independently by the junior high or high school student, read aloud and discussed as a family, or referred to by the homeschooling parent during lesson planning, it couldbe a great benefit. Choose the characteristic you wish to study, turn to that chapter, and dive in. Unlike the deeply theological book I had anticipated, this is one you will have no trouble understanding and, more importantly, using." Tammy M. Cardwell
- Woman After God's Own Heart, A
by Elizabeth George