A celebrated bishop shows readers how to live a life of God-filled greatness and experience success-spiritually, personally, and financially Bishop Eddie L. Long, pastor of Atlanta's New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, challenges readers to prepare for the coming of God's promises by praying for and expecting prosperity. And, with his Strategic Life Plan, readers can create a blueprint for success in every area of life- work, family, finances, and self-fulfillment. They'll be prepared for the greatest gift of all: realization of God's plan. Full of 60-second exercises, quizzes, and affirmations, Bishop Long's breakthrough book will challenge everything readers think they know about transforming their lives. Long shows how to take cues from inspiration Biblical figures-from the prophet Nehemiah's right mindset to Joseph's work ethic. And just as Jacob and Esther did, the reader can move from mediocrity to magnificence in God's eyes.
After colliding with a semi-truck, Don Piper died and went to heaven. Ninety minutes later he returned to life on earth. After years of silence, he is now sharing his life-changing story.
Historias verdaderas de los que han experimentado el lugar más maravilloso que nadie jamás podría imaginar.En estos tiempos difíciles, cuando la vida en la tierra es difícil para muchas personas, hay un anhelo por el cielo, no como un escape de nuestra "tribulación momentánea" (2 Corintios 4:17), sino como una promesa de que es un Hogar eterno esperando a aquellos que ponen su confianza en Dios. En Creo en el cielo, Cecil Murphey y Twila Belk han reunido y nos cuentan algunas de las historias más dramáticas de la historia acerca del cielo y de las personas que han tenido la experiencia de este glorioso lugar. Se incluyen historias de la Biblia, las historias de nuestro pasado y de hoy en día, muchas de ellas presentadas por primera vez.True stories of those who have experienced the most wondrous place anyone could ever imagine.In these challenging times, when life on earth is difficult for many people, there is a longing for heaven, not as an escape from our "momentary troubles" (2 Corinthians 4:17), but as a promise that there is an eternal home waiting for those who put their trust in God.Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk have assembled and re-told some of history's most dramatic stories about heaven and the people who have had a taste of this glorious place. Included are stories from the Bible, stories from history and present- day accounts, many presented for the very first time.
Now in paperback-from the authors of the phenomenal bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven Don Piper continues his message of hope and faith with this book of devotionals for those who want to experience joy and contentment daily. With 90 readings, this unique collection directly addresses the everyday hardships everyone endures, offering solace and guidance to help people lead happier, more virtuous lives-and help them find serenity in dealing with life, trials such as physical illness, the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, and even their own mortality. Daily Devotions shares Don Piper's message of love, forgiveness, and redemption-and the unique wisdom he has gained by glimpsing what awaits people in the next life.
Love is a true gift from God.Falling in love seems to be so easy. But staying in love--isn't that our ultimate goal? Don't you want to be with someone as long as you both shall live? In Devotions for Couples the author uses his own marriage of over five decades to demonstrate how keeping love alive is possible, maintainable and so enriching--with God's help. In this six-week devotional you'll discover how to emulate Christ's example of unconditional love in your own relationship.Find out how to tell if you are fighting fair and making allowances for one another's differences. Learn how spiritual straight talk can help you express loyalty and love while enriching your life to the fullest. Using the powerful words of Christ, you will soon be on your way to making your relationship last a lifetime.
What does dieting have to do with God?Losing weight is a struggle. We may feel all alone in our quest to shed those pounds. Devotions for Dieters reminds us that support is never far away and that Jesus cherishes each of us no matter what the number on the scale. The author has maintained his weight loss for decades. He credits God's help with his success and wants to show us, too, how that assistance can give us the boost we need to reach all our goals.Devotions for Dieters demonstrates the parallels between maintaining weight loss and maintaining Christian ideals. Could your life be enlightened through new eating habits, healthier outlooks, and heightened spirituality?
Running with God at your side.You've begun running and it's a wonderful form of exercise. It may even be your preferred method of relaxation. But did you know you could also build your Christian muscles as you tone your body?In the years since the author began running, he has discovered that his commitment to the sport as well as such setbacks as "hitting the wall" all share correlations with his own Christ-centered life. And in Devotions for Running he wants to share those revelations with you.This six-week devotional will translate the runner's vocabulary into Christian terms that will resonate with both the dedicated runner and recreational jogger. And if you are a Christian who is "thinking about" running, this may just help make up your mind to get out there and strengthen both your body and soul.
After their broken engagement, there's only one thing that can get unbeatable crime-solvers Julie West and Reverend James Burton back into action--the murder of a beloved friend.No one can figure out who would have a motive to kill Twila Belk, who was a saint by all accounts. Paying for a cruise to Antarctica for 48 of her "closest friends" was just one of many generous gifts she bestowed upon those around her. When the body of the benefactress is discovered on Brown Bluff Island, Julie and James must set their past aside to bring the killer to justice and along the way, perhaps, uncover a new beginning for themselves.Note: This is a previously published work. For readers who purchased the original edition, this second edition is not substantially different.
A dinner party turns into a case of whodunit when the host, millionaire Roger Harden, is found dead before the first course. On the scene are psychologist Julie West and Reverend James Burton, who don their detective hats to take a closer look at their fellow partygoers.There are ten possible suspects, all sharing close living quarters at the millionaire's secluded home on Palm Island. Each one harbors deep secrets and a reasonable motive to have wanted Roger gone. But in order to uncover the true criminal, Julie must first push aside her growing attraction to the reverend, and focus on a different type of fascination--one for murder.Note: This is a previously published work. For readers who purchased the original edition, this second edition is not substantially different.
Eleven guests go to a dinner party on a secluded island off the coast of Georgia. The host is murdered. Discusses Christian principles along with spinning a good story.
When psychologist Julie West responds to a call from "reformed" criminal Stefan Lauber, she doesn't expect to find him murdered in Room 623 at the Cartledge Inn. Even more, she can't understand why people are calling to reserve that particular room before the body even gets cold. She's going to find out, though, even if it means working with the man she secretly loves to solve the mystery. And once Julie and Pastor James Burton are on the case, there's no time to dwell on unrequited love. Not when there's a murderer on the loose, odd detectives to work with...and more killings to come.Note: This is a previously published work. For readers who purchased the original edition, this second edition is not substantially different.
Watch a video From the author of the multimillion-selling bestselling, 90 Minutes in Heaven, spiritual instructions for living and preparing for eternal life. Since publishing his inspirational bestseller in 2004, Don Piper has traveled the world spreading his message of faith--certain faith--in the promise of Heaven. In Heaven is Real, Piper shared how life's trials can be turned into spiritual lessons, when we are open to the certainty of God's grace and love. Now, in his first new book in four years, Piper draws on his own firsthand experiences with the joys of Heaven--as well as the lessons found in the Gospel--to offer a set of "departing instructions," helping readers face the inevitable battles ahead, prepare for eternal life, and, starting today, live a happy, fulfilling, purposeful life on Earth while preparing for the glories of Heaven.
Ben Carson, M.D., works medical miracles. Today, he's one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33. Ben Carson is a role model for anyone who attempts the seemingly impossible as he takes you into the operating room where he has saved countless lives. Filled with fascinating case histories, this is the dramatic and intimate story of Ben Carson's struggle to beat the odds -- and of the faith and genius that make him one of the greatest life-givers of the century.
So how should we spend our time on Earth? Don Piper, the Minister of Hope who spent 90 minutes in Heaven, brings us God's message. Hope for the here and now from the multimillion-selling author of 90 Minutes in Heaven. Millions believe in Heaven. Don Piper's been there. He was pronounced dead after a car accident on January 18, 1989. Ninety minutes later, Piper came back to life with an extraordinary story. His 90 Minutes in Heaven has strengthened the faith of countless people. When Piper returned to this life, he had a long road back to health, dealing with painful treatments and physical disabilities-the "new normal," as Piper calls it. Still, he had been transformed spiritually and this allowed him not only to cope with his suffering, but to transcend it. Piper found purpose in his pain, he found the message in the mess, and so can anyone else who embraces God's grace in the here and now-as well as the Hereafter. Don Piper did not return from Heaven alone-he brought the gift of hope back with him. Those who read Heaven Is Real can use what he learned to live the lives God has called them to live.
The challenges of working in an urban school are not for every teacher. Some get burnt out fast. Some lose sight of why they started teaching in the first place. Some find their calling in other neighborhoods...with other kids. But not Salome Thomas-El. A Teacher at Roberts Vaux Middle School in Philadelphia's inner city, he chose to stay. Gripping, poignant, and homest, this is his blistering real-life tale of mentoring and making a difference--and how the reformation of America's educational system can start with just one school.Praise for I Choose To Stay"An intensely moving story of loyalty and courage and a deeply pewrsonal tribute to the great potential of our inner-city kids, so frequently dismissed and denigrated by American society. The redemptive power of a teacher's love shines through these pages with prophetic grace. I am grateful to the author for the lesson of essential decency he teaches us" --Jonathan Kozol"This book is about courage. It is a story about determination, about compassion, love and the ultimate fight. This is the fight against the odds, against the 'system' and years of cultural, social and economic factors that would have allowed this group of inner-city kids to become nothing more than a set of statistics. But Salome Thomas-El would not let that happen. He would not give up. He saw the potential in them and he fought for them. he used a board game as a weapon in this figth." --From the forward by Arnold Schwarzenegger"A powerful story about what an inspirational teacher can do to open new horizons for economically disadvantaged young people" --William H. Gray, III, President, United Negro College Fund"This book shows how one dedicated educator who believes in th potential of all our kids can make a huge difference and how, under teh proper circumstances, urban education can work." --Edward G. Rendell, former mayor of Philadelphia, Chairman of the Democratic National Convention"An eloquent example of how commitment and innovation can better the lives of inner-city children." --Kirkus Reviews
Salome Thomas-EL, award-winning educator and the highly-praised author of I Choose to Stay, has helped hundreds of troubled children get into magnet high schools, major colleges, and universities. Yet he still finds himself devastated by the long-ago death of a promising student named Willow Briggs. Salome worked with and consistently encouraged this troubled boy, who ultimately became one of the school's top chess players and students. But when Willow moved on to high school, he found no real positive influences. He struggled academically and was murdered on a street corner at the age of sixteen. More than any other factor, Willow's death launched Salome Thomas-EL on his mission to be a positive influence, and to encourage all of us to set the best example possible for the young people in our lives. The Immortality of Influence is a refreshing, common-sense roadmap to helping kids achieve their dreams in which Thomas-EL movingly describes the methods he has used to help his students succeed. It all started in Vaux Middle School, where he began a chess club to teach boys and girls how to think critically and resolve conflicts with their minds instead of their fists. Not only did his students win eight national championships and become local heroes, they also scored high on the SATs and got into top colleges. When Thomas-EL found himself faced with kids who didn't exercise or eat well, he started a summer program in which the students walked to museums and other cultural events around the city. Recognizing the importance of exposing kids to the world outside their own neighborhoods, he took fifteen African-American students to rural Vermont, where they interacted with white children their age and discovered how much they had in common. All of these students were later accepted to the best magnet high schools. These are just a few examples of what can happen when kids are mentored in a positive way--not only at home, but in the community at large. For parents, guardians, educators--anyone who wants the best for kids, this book is an essential, inspirational reference. It's all about making a difference--not just for today, but forever. Sometimes, it only takes one special person to set a child on the right path, but more often, it does indeed take a village. The Immortality of Influence will inspire you to band together with other caring adults and start making a difference--now.
New York Times bestselling author Cecil Murphey's Inspired Living series features three six-week devotionals that provide guidance on all aspects of daily Christian life.DEVOTIONS FOR COUPLESIn Devotions for Couples the author uses his own marriage of over five decades to demonstrate how keeping love alive is possible, maintainable and so enriching-with God's help. In this devotional you'll discover how to emulate Christ's example of unconditional love in your own relationship.Find out how to tell if you are fighting fair and making allowances for one another's differences. Learn how spiritual straight talk can help you express loyalty and love while enriching your life to the fullest. Using the powerful words of Christ, you will soon be on your way to making your relationship last a lifetime.DEVOTIONS FOR DIETERSThe author has maintained his weight loss for decades. He credits God's help with his success and wants to show us, too, how that assistance can give us the boost we need to reach all our goals.Devotions for Dieters demonstrates the parallels between maintaining weight loss and maintaining Christian ideals. Could your life be enlightened through new eating habits, healthier outlooks, and heightened spirituality?DEVOTIONS FOR RUNNERSIn the years since the author began running, he has discovered that his commitment to the sport as well as such setbacks as "hitting the wall" all share correlations with his own Christ-centered life. And in Devotions for Runners he wants to share those revelations with you.This devotional will translate the runner's vocabulary into Christian terms that will resonate with both the dedicated runner and recreational jogger. And if you are a Christian who is "thinking about" running, this may just help make up your mind to get out there and strengthen both your body and soul.
Basado en la segunda parte del libro Creo en el cielo.En estos tiempos difíciles, cuando la vida en la tierra es difícil para muchas personas, hay un anhelo por el cielo, no como un escape de nuestras "tribulaciónes momentáneas" (2 Corintios 4:17), sino como una promesa de que hay un hogar eterno esperando a aquellos que ponen su confianza en Dios. En ¿Pueden nuestros seres queridos vernos desde el más allá? - Cecil Murphey y Twila Belk dan respuesta a algunas de las preguntas más frecuentes sobre el cielo.El estilo edificante y reconfortante de Cecil Murphey ayudó a su libro 90 minutos en el cielo a ser un best seller del New York Times y seguramente hará de este nuevo libro una lectura obligatoria.
Do you desire a better understanding of God? Do you want a glimpse into His personality? Are you ready for a more intimate relationship with Him and a richer prayer life? In Revitalize Your Prayer Life, veteran author Cecil Murphey invites you on a quest to discover the nature, character, and attributes of God and offers thought-provoking lessons and insights that will draw you nearer to Him. With honesty and transparency, Murphey allows you an insider's view of his struggles with prayer and shows how he discovered the invigorating joy of praying anywhere, anytime. Let the pages written by this seasoned Christian stir up your spirit and help change your focus. Not only will you experience a refreshing difference in your communication with God, but you'll put an end to devotional boredom as well.
Beloved author Cecil (Cec) Murphey says, "The best kind of writing occurs when it comes from the heart. It's called being authentic or transparent. Too many writers have an insatiable need to be accepted, liked, or admired, and those needs become more important than being true to their convictions. Be you when you write."But having the courage to tap into your innermost self and write purely from your spirit doesn't always come naturally, which is why he wrote Unleash the Writer Within to guide you along the way. In this book, Cec helps you:* Answer why you write;* Find the real you;* Understand your inner critic;* Determine your strengths and weaknesses;* Honor, embrace, and grow your voice;* Discover your rhythm;* Overcome your barriers to honest writing.Unleash the Writer Within is sure to become your most-used and marked-up writing companion. It also serves as an excellent resource for writers' events, group discussions, and conferences.Note: UNLEASH THE WRITER WITHIN is a previously published work, and is not substantially different from the original edition.
One day Eva Piper was an elementary school teacher, the mother of three, the beloved wife of a strong, protective husband.The next day she stood at the bedside of a broken man who could do nothing but moan in agony and turn his head away from her.Later she would learn that he had died and actually experienced heaven before being prayed back to life--a true miracle. Don Piper's testimony, told in the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven, would one day bring hope to thousands. But all that was in the future. Despite family and friends who kept vigil with her, Eva Piper found herself essentially alone. Walking in the dark. And she had always hated the dark.Though it parallels that of her husband, Eva Piper's account is quite different from his. It takes readers not to heavenly places but through a very earthly maze of hospital corridors, insurance forms, tiring commutes from home to workplace and hospital, and lonely hours of waiting and worrying. This is the story of a woman learning, step by darkened step, to go places she never thought she could go and growing into a person she never thought she could be. Packed with hard-earned wisdom about what it means to be a caregiver, to open yourself to the care of others, and to rest in God's provision, this book provides a dependable source of light to help you walk through the dark.
Veteran author Cecil (Cec) Murphey made a double commitment when he started writing professionally: (1) He would never stop learning and improving, and (2) He would do whatever he could to help other writers. This book is part of that commitment.In Writer to Writer, Cec shares valuable, bite-sized lessons he's learned on his journey, such as:* How to get beyond the amateur look;* Why writing articles is a good place to start;* The importance of showing and telling;* Choosing the best words and tenses;* Using dialog to move your story along;* Writing from the right perspective;* Keeping your reader happy;* Working with publishers, editors, and agents;* Making a living as a writer.It's possible to become an excellent writer, and the tips and advice provided in Writer to Writer from a master at his craft promise to guide you on the right path.Note: WRITER TO WRITER is a previously published work, and is not substantially different from the original edition.
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