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Glimpses of Grace

By Gloria Furman
  • ISBN Code: : 1433536080
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
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Runny noses. Dirty diapers. Unfolded laundry. The day-to-day life of the average housewife is filled with countless tasks that can feel mundane and ordinary, causing women to wonder if they’re missing out on bigger and better things. Eager to encourage such struggling homemakers, pastor’s wife and mother of three Gloria Furman highlights the reality of God’s grace in all of life, especially those areas that often seem boring and unimportant. Filled with personal examples and anecdotes, this richly theological reflection on what it means to be a wife, mother, and homemaker challenges readers to see and cherish the gospel’s extraordinary impact on ordinary life. Glimpses of Grace will inspire a renewed gospel-cheerfulness among women faithfully serving God in and through their homes.

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  • Total of Pages : 264
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  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 673
  • Pdf File: when-the-bottom-drops-out.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nobody is immune to disappointment. Unfortunately, at some point all of us will face that horrific moment when the bottom completely drops out of out of our life, leaving us broken, devastated, and desperately searching for God’s grace. Pastor and theologian Robert Bugh has experienced unthinkable pain and disappointment firsthand, having lost both his wife and his best friend to cancer within a year and a half of each other. Though devastating, Bugh’s tragedy also brought him into a stronger, deeper relationship with God. When the Bottom Drops Out chronicles Rob’s journey from loss to restoration and shows readers how to find and hold tightly to Christ through even the most painful episodes of life. Bugh’s story is proof positive that while pain and disappointment are an unavoidable part of life, God is nonetheless faithful, holding us close at all times and in all circumstances.

A Glimpse of the Chosen

By Richard J. “Dick” Hill
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1512702889
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 787
  • Pdf File: a-glimpse-of-the-chosen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Glimpse of the Chosen challenges readers to ponder the Bibles teaching of the doctrine of election. The writer begins by giving a small glimpse into the domain of the absolute holiness of God, his amazing power, his righteousness, and his love. God, who is the ultimate genius, has a divine purpose for everything that occurs in time and space, both good and evil, in order to ultimately reveal the amazing riches of his glory. A Glimpse of the Chosen unfolds a glimpse of Gods work in calling people to him, beginning in the Garden of Eden, continuing throughout history, and ending with the kingdom of Jesus Christ. The writer demonstrates that we are fallen creatures with a distorted knowledge of life. We can take comfort in the fact that no matter how things appear, God is in control and has a purpose for every human being, both saved and lost, that he creates.

A Glimpse of the Coming King

By Richard J. Hill
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1973626713
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 704
  • Pdf File: a-glimpse-of-the-coming-king.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In A Glimpse of the Coming King, author Richard J. “Dick” Hill explores what the Word of God teaches about the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. He invites believers to consider many biblical passages that predicted Christ’s first coming and then those that describe His second coming. The Bible student can look to the prophetic words of the Bible and get a glimpse of our coming King and reflect on how He will return–triumphant and victorious, ushering in a new epoch on this earth. This will be the time when the King of this entire universe, the Lord Jesus Christ, will return to this earth and be crowned King over all His created order. This small planet, so seemingly unimportant, will become the center of God’s amazing plan for this universe. By preparing spiritually now and studying the prophetic Word of God, we will treasure this magnificent kingdom and delight in the coming days of the King.

Joyfully Spreading the Word

By Kathleen Nielson,Gloria Furman
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  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 1433559463
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 454
  • Pdf File: joyfully-spreading-the-word.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You can be a part of the spread of the gospel in the world. Here are theological reflections and real stories from women from across the world who are eagerly sharing the good news of Jesus wherever God has placed them—showing us just how possible it is to follow Jesus’s call to evangelism in our ordinary, everyday lives.

Glimpses of God’s Grace

By Lt Col William M. “Spike” Jones
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 149084533X
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 309
  • Pdf File: glimpses-of-god-s-grace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Have you ever met or even heard of a Christian fighter pilot? Now you have—I’m one. Come read about how an ordinary kid in a Navy family grew up to marry the toddler two doors down. Read about my teen years in Italy and how I, as a 130 lb. band geek, received a congressional appointment to the USAF Academy. Follow me through life as a cadet. Find out how we made our own fun with coke bottles, Frisbees, lighter fluid, super glue, a condom, a pillow case, and a lot of water. See pilot training from the perspective of the student and the instructor. Once I’m all trained up in the F-15, I’ll strap you in with me. (It’ll be a tight fit because there’s only one seat and it’s mine!) Together, we’ll take my mission ready check ride and repeatedly spank Maverick and Goose in their F-14. Then we’ll scramble to fly into the night sky and fly out over the dark Atlantic to intercept Soviet TU-95 Bear bombers patrolling our east coast during the Cold War. Then we’ll join a 4-ship of Eagles to take on an unknown number or type of adversaries. See how our four jets did against six bad guys. During that fight we’ll peel off to go 1 v 2 against F-16s. I push as close as I dare against the barriers that would make this book classified. When you see what God enabled that 130 lb. band geek to achieve; you’ll get it: With God, nothing is impossible. But more importantly, see God’s fingerprints on my life and let me challenge your thinking about His amazing grace.

A Prison Chaplaincy Manual

By Donald Stoesz,Hank Dixon
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 152557244X
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 396
  • Pdf File: a-prison-chaplaincy-manual.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The manual provides a rationale for chaplaincy by using Winnifred Sullivan's three categories of religious secularism, irreligious secularism, and areligious secularism to outline the essential and transforming value of spiritual care services (preface, introduction). The manual provides a history of justice initiatives and chaplaincy services in a Canadian context (chapters one and two). The manual provides a rationale for spiritual care-giver training by showing how chaplaincy courses at a university level can build on the competencies of leadership and core knowledge that many ministers, rabbis, imams, priests, nuns, and other faith group representatives have. Emotional intelligence, professional practice skills, and diversity are additional competencies needed for spiritual care-givers to become effective prison chaplains (chapters three to six). Six principles shape the content of this book: (1) integration of chaplaincy into corrections (chapters three to six) (2) understanding of prison dynamics (chapters seven to ten), (3) complementary use of sociology and psychology (chapters eleven to fourteen), (4) provision of faith formation, rites and rituals, programs, pastoral care, and a ministry of presence (chapters fifteen to eighteen), (5) ecumenical and multi-faith religious accommodation (chapters nineteen to twenty-one) and (6) professional development (chapters twenty-four and twenty-five). The manual concludes with a statement of best practices by Dr. Thomas Beckner, long-time chaplaincy educator (Correctional Chaplains: Keepers of the Cloak, p. 24). "Chaplains are to have highly polished counselling skills, strong management and facilitation abilities, a working knowledge of various faith group requirements . . . and a strong commitment to serve all residents of the institution regardless of their faith identity or lack thereof."

Sacred Holidays

By Becky Kiser
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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1535914130
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 365
  • Pdf File: sacred-holidays.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Do you enter every holiday wanting it to be meaningful, only to find that it feels chaotic with no direction? We set New Year’s goals we can’t keep, struggle to love or be loved on Valentine’s Day, and find it hard to celebrate the risen Jesus when we are searching for the perfect Easter dress. Our summer and back-to-school seasons are whirlwinds, even as adults; we aren’t quite sure what to do with Halloween as Christians; and we feel less than grateful at Thanksgiving because it is sometimes full of complicated people. Even Christmas becomes a challenge, as celebrating Jesus gets lost behind twinkling lights and a mountain of gifts. Holidays are meant to be more than chaos with glimpses of grace; they are meant to draw us closer to God and one another. We want all the whimsy and joy the holidays held when we were children, before life crowded it out. We want the holidays to reflect our love for Jesus and reveal the grace that has been lavished on us, but life is so busy that setting a game plan just doesn’t happen. No more. It’s time to stop trying to survive the holidays or over indulge the whimsy, and instead live in the abundant life God called us to live. Sacred Holidays is part book and part resource: meant to help you avoid what has tripped you up in the past and give you insights, tips, and tools to make your holidays less chaotic and more about loving Jesus and others. Don’t let your holidays be marked by regret, whirlwinds, or survival mindset. Let’s celebrate every holiday together purposefully and worshipfully–loving Jesus and others well in every moment.

Answering Your Kids' Toughest Questions

By Elyse Fitzpatrick,Jessica Thompson
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1441263993
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 952
  • Pdf File: answering-your-kids-toughest-questions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Honest, Loving Answers Children Need to Hear What should you say when your five-year-old asks about his dying grandma? Or when your seven-year-old wonders if the devil is real? Or when the sixth graders in your Sunday school class are talking about a tragedy they heard about on the news? When it comes to the dark and tragic aspects of our world, it can be hard to know what to say and how much. Mother/daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson will carefully walk you through difficult conversations, one topic at a time. Speaking from personal experience, informed by child development research, these two moms offer practical insights and age-appropriate guidance. Talking about tough topics may not be as hard as you think, and, more important, you'll see how these conversations can lead to meaningful discussions of God's unchanging goodness. "I love this book! I will recommend it again and again. It is street-level theology for children that drips with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Parents, read it, live with it, share it daily with your children, and not only will they learn and grow, you will, too."--Paul David Tripp, president, Paul Tripp Ministries "This is a scripturally rooted and profoundly wise guide for parents who desire to weave gospel truths into the answers to their kids' toughest questions. I highly recommend this book. It takes the pressure off of parents to have all the perfect answers, reveals the radical nature of God's grace, and weaves the 'scarlet thread of redemption' through every answer."--Jeannie Cunnion, MSW, author of Parenting the Wholehearted Child "These hard questions aren't random--children wonder about these issues, and they impact our everyday lives. Now talking about these questions doesn't have to be overwhelming for lack of resources. I'm so thankful for Elyse and Jessica's hard work, precision, and focus on Christ in this book."--Gloria Furman, author of Glimpses of Grace and Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full "Martin Luther once said he measured his ability as a preacher by his ability to communicate the gospel to the young. This book is filled with such gospel truth, so simply articulated. No one has helped me connect the gospel to parenting more than Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson."--J. D. Greear, PhD, author of Ready to Launch: Jesus-Centered Parenting in a Child-Centered World and Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart "As a mother of seven, I'm always interested in grace-filled, Bible-based answers to the tough questions of this life. Elyse and Jessica do a beautiful job of balancing truth with grace, while offering parents practical, solid answers to topics that many parents cringe over. I'll be looking at this great guide again and again, not because it contains all the answers, but because the authors humbly point parents back to the only source of truth that's ever existed: the Bible."--Heidi St. John, author and speaker "This is a great book to help answer the big theological questions of little children."--Pastor Mark Driscoll "Elyse and Jessica have written a must-have book for parents and those involved with ministry to children. It provides helpful, gracious, wise, and faithful answers to some of the most difficult questions children can ask about the Christian faith.."--Justin S. Holcomb, Episcopal priest and seminary professor The Honest, Loving Answers Children Need to Hear What should you say when your five-year-old asks about his dying grandma? Or when your seven-year-old wonders if the devil is real? Or when the sixth graders in your Sunday school class are talking about a tragedy they heard about on the news? When it comes to the dark and tragic aspects of our world, it can be hard to know what to say and how much. Mother/daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson will carefully walk you through difficult conversations, one topic at a time. Speaking from personal experience, informed by child development research, these two moms offer practical insights and age-appropriate guidance. Talking about tough topics may not be as hard as you think, and, more important, you'll see how these conversations can lead to meaningful discussions of God's unchanging goodness. "I love this book! I will recommend it again and again. It is street-level theology for children that drips with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Parents, read it, live with it, share it daily with your children, and not only will they learn and grow, you will, too."--Paul David Tripp, president, Paul Tripp Ministries "This is a scripturally rooted and profoundly wise guide for parents who desire to weave gospel truths into the answers to their kids' toughest questions. I highly recommend this book. It takes the pressure off of parents to have all the perfect answers, reveals the radical nature of God's grace, and weaves the 'scarlet thread of redemption' through every answer."--Jeannie Cunnion, MSW, author of Parenting the Wholehearted Child "These hard questions aren't random--children wonder about these issues, and they impact our everyday lives. Now talking about these questions doesn't have to be overwhelming for lack of resources. I'm so thankful for Elyse and Jessica's hard work, precision, and focus on Christ in this book."--Gloria Furman, author of Glimpses of Grace and Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full "Martin Luther once said he measured his ability as a preacher by his ability to communicate the gospel to the young. This book is filled with such gospel truth, so simply articulated. No one has helped me connect the gospel to parenting more than Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson."--J. D. Greear, PhD, author of Ready to Launch: Jesus-Centered Parenting in a Child-Centered World and Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart "As a mother of seven, I'm always interested in grace-filled, Bible-based answers to the tough questions of this life. Elyse and Jessica do a beautiful job of balancing truth with grace, while offering parents practical, solid answers to topics that many parents cringe over. I'll be looking at this great guide again and again, not because it contains all the answers, but because the authors humbly point parents back to the only source of truth that's ever existed: the Bible."--Heidi St. John, author and speaker "This is a great book to help answer the big theological questions of little children."--Pastor Mark Driscoll "Elyse and Jessica have written a must-have book for parents and those involved with ministry to children. It provides helpful, gracious, wise, and faithful answers to some of the most difficult questions children can ask about the Christian faith.."--Justin S. Holcomb, Episcopal priest and seminary professor

10 Habits for Effective Ministry

By Lowell O. Erdahl
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  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Book Code : 9781451413212
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 355
  • Pdf File: 10-habits-for-effective-ministry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Studies reveal that many pastors are stressed out, discouraged, and tempted to leave the ministry. Giving practical advice and often drawing on examples from his own experience, Lowell O. Erdahl offers support and wise counsel for new and experienced clergy alike. Erdahl shows that to provide life-giving ministries, pastors must develop ten key habits, including: bonding with their people, having something to say and saying it well, becoming lifelong learners, picking their battles wisely and fighting them fairly, exercising gift-evoking leadership, and respecting boundaries.

The One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar

By Zig Ziglar,Dwight "Ike" Reighard
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  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1414335520
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 227
  • Pdf File: the-one-year-daily-insights-with-zig-ziglar.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A well-known authority on complete and balanced success, Zig Ziglar has authored such bestsellers as See You at the Top, Top Performance, Over the Top, and Secrets of Closing the Sale. As a popular motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar has spoken on the same stage as Presidents Ford, Reagan, and Bush, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and Paul Harvey. In The One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar, Zig has gathered his insights on what the Bible says about success in life into the popular, bestselling One Year page-a-day format. Now, with this One Year devotional, it’s easy to create a positive, biblical, and achievement-oriented outlook on life. Perfect for starting your workday the right way.