Author: Joanne Heim
Publisher: Kregel Publications
In a fast-paced life it can be hard to find a place for God, but Joanne Heim offers inspiration and advice to make God a part of your busy world.
Author: Andrew Purves, Charles Partee
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Purves and Partee discuss theology's relevance to personal life and Christian faith from an evangelical perspective and through the lens of the Reformed tradition. "Encountering God" focuses on basic issues of Christian faith as they are filtered through contemporary experience: the merits of doctrine, God, Jesus, faith, justification, sanctification, salvation, sin, predestination, lamentation, hope and joy.
Author: Clarence Sexton
The Lord has opened a door of hope for all those who by faith will enter in. May these timeless truths from the book of Hosea be used of God to strengthen you. Our hope is in the Lord!
Author: Lloyd J. Ogilvie
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
Author: Karen O'Connor
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Your later years can be golden! Humorist and bestselling author Karen OConnor offers brief, daily prayers to highlight the joys of living while gently poking fun at the humorous moments we all experience. These insightful prayers of gratitude, grace, and good humor will inspire you to take life in stride and look for the positives: Good thinking, Lord! Thanks to you, I remembered to take my mailbox key when I went to the post office. Jesus, be with me when I stumble over a word or trip on a step. Pick me up, dust me off, and comfort me so Im ready to continue. What a joy it is, dear God, to relax with my spouse. Were as comfy and familiar with each other as a pair of worn slippers. With more than 300 daily prayers, God Bless My Senior Moments offers ample ways to find humor in common foibles and plenty of encouragement to help you stay enthusiastic and in touch with God.
Author: nick scarantino
A critical historical and literary look at Romans 1 to show how it should not be used to condemn (or abuse) homosexuals.
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Turtleback Books
For use in schools and libraries only. Magnus Chase, a homeless boy living in Boston, finds out he is the son of a Norse god and his birthright is a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.
Author: Gretchen Rubin
“This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.