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Eleven-year-old Jack's ordinary life is upended when mysterious creatures attack his hometown and he is whisked into a fantastical adventure filled with danger at every turn.Jack learns that most live in a shadow of the world, their vision blinded by invisible scales that have covered human eyes since the beginning of time. But the Awakened experience the world as it truly is, where war rages between good and evil--and Jack is at the heart of it. The Awakened are searching for The Child of Prophesy who will both save the world and destroy it. When Jack joins in their epic battle he must learn to trust his friends and face his fears if he is to make his life count.
When the Isrealites lost respect for God's majesty, God called the prophet Ezekiel to remind His people of His holy nature. Ezekiel's message is just as relevant for us today as it was for the Jewish people thousands of years ago. This study of Ezekiel explores what it means to worship God as a holy Lord who is worthy of our reverence.The Wiersbe Bible Study Series delivers practical, in-depth guides to selected books of the Bible. Featuring insights from Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe's Be Reverent commentary, this eight-week study includes engaging questions and practical applications that will help you connect God's Word with your life.
Kara Tippetts knows the ordinary days of mothering four kids, the joy of watching her children grow ... and the devestating reality of stage-four cancer. In The Hardest Peace, Kara doesn't offer answers for when living is hard, but she asks us to join her in moving away from fear and control and toward peace and grace. Most of all, she draws us back to the God who is with us, in the mundane and the suffering, and who shapes even our pain into beauty.
You may not have a single tattoo on your body--or you may have run out of space for new ones. Either way, God offers something far more permanent than ink on skin. In Isaiah 43, God declares eternal promises of His love ... four tattoos for your soul: You Are Mine I Will Be With You I Love You I Created You for My GloryEngraved by the hand of the Master, these soul tattoos will never fade.
Jim Burns and Doug Fields wish you the very best for your wedding, but sadly, they won't be able to make it. What they are here for is your marriage. Jim and Doug have seen it all. They have worked with many couples and have studied extensively to uncover the essential elements for making marriages thrive. This book is their early wedding gift to you: a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate road map for beginning your union. Filled with premium fuel for the journey--including meaningful exercises, hard truths, and conversations starters--this book will nourish and guide your relationship for the long haul.
As you face daily choices that require yes or no decisions, there are times when you feel paralyzed--either from fear of making the wrong choice or because of too many seemingly equal options. Social entrepeneur Jeff Shinabarger helps you break through these moments of tension and transition with proven ways to move toward good choices. Discover opportunities to become a decision maker as you gain strength in saying no, develop your personal philosophy of choice, and start using a practical process for making good choices even in difficult situations.
Enjoy the first 12 chapters free! Includes a brand-new author interview.* * *It is the spring of 1943. With a wedding and a cross-country move, Millie's world is about to change forever. If only her past could change with it. Soon after the break of day, Bump will become Millie's husband. And then, if all goes as planned, they will leave the rain-soaked fields of Mississippi and head for the wilds of the Colorado Rockies. As Millie tries to forget a dark secret, she hasn't yet realized how drastically those past experiences will impact the coming days.For most of Millie's life, being free felt about as unlikely as the mountains moving. But she's about to discover that sometimes in life, we are given second chances, and that the only thing bigger than her past ... is her future.
Most travel tales begin and end with the book in your hand. Not this one. As Karen Dabaghian shares the adventure of her year in the Psalms, you'll embark on an ancient journey for those hungry to know God more intimately. The Psalms were the hymnbook of the Hebrews, Jesus, and the early church. Today, we tend to pluck a verse here and there for a word of encouragement, but we have lost the Psalms as a guidebook for spiritual formation. You can rediscover the Psalms as a traveler. Explore the terrain where your interior life and the Word of God intersect. Begin speaking to God with raw honesty. Listen as God replies with personal, life-giving words. Above all, discover at the feet of the poet-king how to "taste and see that the LORD is good."
Love calls across the centuries in the River of Time Series.WATERFALL: Gabi and Lia are stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, boring, and dusty archeological site ... until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy.CASCADE: When Gabi and Lia find themselves back in the fourteenth century--and in the middle of major battles alongside romantic knights in shining armor--they have no idea if they can get back. Or if they even want to. TORRENT: When Gabi and Lia finally learn to surf the river of time, they realize they must make hard choices about life and love in Torrent, the third and final book in the River of Time series.
What happened before David became a notorious lover and conquering king? Meet young David as he struggles with prodigious gifts and crushing weaknesses. Inspired by the Biblical story, Warrior Poet offers a new look the "man after God's own heart." A man whose words in the Psalms continue shape lives and faith today.Feel the crunch of sand under your feet. Hear the roar of enemy armies as this novel sweeps you to ancient Israel. Walk alongside David as he faces his most famous enemy, is captivated by a princess, and hears God's call on his life.Warrior Poet brings this hero of the faith to life. Let his story inspire your own.
Blessed Be Your Name, the number three worship song worldwide by writer/worship leader Mat Redman and Beth Redman, continues the worship experience for men and women, young and old. With every day that passes, readers grow closer to God and experience the joy of praising through Blessed Be Your Name.
A book for parents and family members of those who are far from God, Praying for Your Prodigal draws on insights from AHA to help readers pray--and hope--for their prodigal. In this hope-filled, honest book Kyle Idleman offers stories about prodigals specifically for parents and grandparents of prodigals, as well as a series of prayers for readers to work through as they offer their prodigals to God.
Most people know Billy Graham the preacher.Many know Billy Graham the author.In this remarkable book, Graham reveals a personal side that few have seen before. For thirty years, Billy Graham and David Frost fascinated television audiences with their conversations about God, the Bible, and Graham's decades-long ministry. Frost asked the questions that thousands of viewers wanted to ask. Graham answered them with authenticity and grace. Along the way, Graham provided insight into life as an evangelist, a Christian father and grandfather, and a public figure in a changing culture. Most of all, Graham's words show what it means to live out your beliefs--whether you speak to millions of people around the world or simply want to live faithfully at home and work. With a chronology of Graham's life, a preface from Frost, and a foreword from his grandson, Tullian Tchividjian, this weaving of stories, interviews, and reflections will inspire you to respond to God's call with no reserve.
The Only One Facing As Much Pressure As the Pastor is ... The Pastor's Kid Dad may be following God's call, but the Pastor's kids (PKs) are just following mom and dad. Often to devastating results. Barnabas Piper - son of Pastor and bestselling author John Piper - has experienced the challenges of being a PK first-hand. With empathy, humor, and personal stories, he addresses the pervasive assumptions, identity issues and accelerated scrutiny PKs face. But more than just stating the problems - he shares the one thing a PK needs above all else (as do their pastor/father and church) is to live in true freedom and wholeness.
This beautiful journey through the Amazon invites readers to search their souls and follow Jesus wherever the river runs--experiencing the adventure of knowing the poor and forgotten people He loves.In Wherever the River Runs, Kelly Minter invites us on a jungle adventure down a river teeming with piranhas, caymans, a beautiful people, and, especially, God's presence. Her honest and engaging narrative pulls back the curtain on one of the most captivating places on earth as well as on parts of the gospel we may be able to recite but have never fully believed.For anyone feeling complacent in their American Christianity, Kelly's story of the forgotten people of the Amazon and how they transformed her understanding of the gospel, is sure to inspire.
We know Jesus the Savior, but have we met Jesus, Prince of Peace? When did we accept vengeance as an acceptable part of the Christian life? How did violence and power seep into our understanding of faith and grace? For those troubled by this trend toward the sword, perhaps there is a better way. What if the message of Jesus differs radically from the drumbeats of war we hear all around us? Using his own journey from war crier to peacemaker and his in-depth study of peace in the scriptures, author and pastor Brian Zahnd reintroduces us to the gospel of Peace.
It's the Last Thing She Expects to Find Sally Bingham needs some time away to sort through the changes in her life and to rethink her upcoming marriage. Despite her ailing father's hesitations, she takes off for a bed and breakfast in Lancaster County for a weekend away. But her best-laid plans leave her in a near collision with a bishop's buggy and in the home of a mysterious Amish woman named Lizzie. Lizzie introduces her to a different perspective on life, a charming farmhand named Armin-- and opens a Pandora's box that will forever change Sally's life. The latest book in the Legacy of Lancaster trilogy, Forever Amish introduces us to a young woman about to uncover a shocking secret and find an invitation to a new way of living. This is a story of forgiveness, legacies, and the ties that bind through generations.
The Ultimate Profile in Courage Each of us has a calling to both joy and suffering as we seek to glorify God. In the second half of the book of Luke, we find in Jesus the perfect example of how to respond to that call with courage and hope. Chronicling Jesus's journey through opposition, betrayal, and the ultimate sacrifice on the cross, this study will strengthen and equip you to respond to God's call today. The Wiersbe Bible Study Series delivers practical, in-depth guides to selected books of the Bible. Featuring insights from Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe's Be Courageous commentary, this eight-week study includes engaging questions and practical applications that will help you connect God's Word with your life.
Embark on a Western epic in the Homeward Trilogy.BREATHE: It's Colorado, 1883. A publishing heiress is on the brink of life and death. Her beautiful younger sister is called to the forbidden stage. Her brother and troubled guardian is raging inside. A veiled treasure map leads to a hidden silver mine while a threatening villain hovers in the shadows. And a hero is bent on saving his bride.SING: Moira St. Clair has done exactly what her father forbade her to do: chased her dreams to sing on the stage. But even as her star rises, she becomes more vulnerable to those who wish to use her--or bring her down....CLAIM: Dominic is seeking a peace that has always eluded him. Only as he mines an old claim deep in the Rocky Mountains and begins a romance with a local schoolteacher does he begin to understand how passionately he is loved--by God, his family, and a good woman. But even as he relinquishes his fury, Nic discovers there is one last battle to fight...
Jude Asher first called on outside forces to change his destiny as a child. Now a wealthy entrepreneur with his star soaring, he's prepared to make his most daring bet ever to reach the pinnacle of earthly power. Jude's twin brother, Thomas, has chosen a different path as a reporter for The New York Times. As much as he's tried to cut himself off from his brother's trajectory, he finds himself drawn back in ... and troubled by the secret that only he knows.Surrounded by principalities and powers, each brother must choose their own path--for good or for evil.
Grow Where You're Replanted Today's spiritual landscape is littered with churches on their last legs, forcing us to reconsider how we keep the Body of Christ alive and strong. The solution, according to visionary pastors Darrin Patrick and Mark DeVine, is to infuse new blood into the body and by seeking God's presence and guidance. Avoiding cookie-cutter steps or how-to formulas, Replant describes the story of a church resurrection, a story that offers a multitude of divinely inspired, and practical possibilities for church planters. The result is a harvest of inspiring ideas on how to inspire new church growth. Discover a new openness to churches merging with other congregations, changing leadership, and harvesting fresh spiritual fruit--inviting us all to re-think how churches not only survive, but thrive.
In Astonished, Pastor Mike Erre calls Christians away from simplistic formulas to honest and rugged faith in the mysterious and unpredictable God. God is more about deepening the mystery of faith, not removing it. Jesus should get bigger the longer we walk with him. Life and faith should grow to be more profound and wondrous, not less. In Astonished, you will see how we are far more comfortable with tips, steps and techniques for living, than we are with ruthlessly trusting the mysterious God of the Bible. God asks us to follow him into tension, frustration, and difficulty because he wants our trust, not just our intellectual agreement. He calls us to seek Him even as we live in awe of all that is yet to be known about Him. Astonished is an invitation to question in a culture that wants answers, to wonder in a world with little mystery left, and to believe in what is unseen and find it beautiful.
We've all had "aha!" moments in our lives, times when a sudden revelation surprises us with insight. According to pastor and bestselling author Kyle Idleman, we can experience this same kind of "aha!" in our spiritual lives. With everyday examples and trademark testimonies, Idleman draws on Scripture to reveal how three key elements can draw us closer to God and change our lives for good. Awakening to the reality of our true spiritual condition, we see ourselves and our need for a Savior with renewed honesty. This realization leads to action, obeying God's commands and following the example set by Christ. As we see in the transformation of the prodigal son, the result is a life-changing, destiny-altering collision--an AHA moment that leads us home to our loving Father.
Christ's Body, Human Flesh If we're honest, no one really cares about theology unless it reveals a gut-level view of God's presence. According to pastor and ministry leader Hugh Halter, only the incarnational power of Jesus satisfies what we truly crave, and once we taste it, we're never the same. God understands how hard it is to be human, and the incarnation--God with us--enables us to be fully alive. With refreshing, raw candor, Flesh reveals the faith we all long to experience--one based on the power of Christ in the daily grind of work, home, school, and life. For anyone burned out, disenchanted, or seeking a fresh honest-to-God encounter, Flesh will invigorate your faith.
Can Love Survive When Secrets Collide? She'd kept her secrets safely hidden--those from her past, and those in the present. Some things, Beth Roberts knows, a lady simply doesn't share, even in the 1880's West. The townspeople would never understand. No one ever has. Jeffery Tucker, a handsome young writer, has kept his own secrets. He doesn't have a right to pry into Beth's affairs but finds himself strangely drawn to her and intrigued by the whiff of mystery surrounding her. Beth knows that one day someone will unravel the threads of her past. And when two men from her past arrive, the truth might just hurt . . . Beth's future and her heart. As shadowy memories surface, Beth sketches the scenes she sees and is shocked by what--and who--her illustrations reveal. Dare she risk her heart again?
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