A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life will help you understand why you are alive and reveal God's amazing plan for you---both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal forty-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 important, prepare you for eternity. 'Movie stars and political leaders aren't the only ones turning to Rick Warren for spiritual guidance. Millions of people---from NBA and LPGA players to corporate executives to high school students to prison inmates---meet regularly to discuss The Purpose Driven Life.'---Time
How to Worship a King
Author: Zach Neese
Publisher: Charisma Media
"From the writer of the beloved worship songs "God and King" and "The More I Seek You" comes a book that reveals the purpose of worship. In How to Worship a King, Neese unveils the power and beauty of true worship, which surpasses any known song or melody...This book unfolds a holistic view of worship so that you can experience peace, joy and the richness of living in god's presence." -- Back cover
Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.
Author: Haddon W. Robinson
Publisher: Baker Academic
This bestselling text by Haddon Robinson, considered by many to be the "teacher of preachers," has sold over 300,000 copies and is a contemporary classic in the field. It offers students, pastors, and Bible teachers expert guidance in the development and delivery of expository sermons. This new edition has been updated throughout and includes helpful exercises. Praise for the Second Edition Named "One of the 25 Most Influential Preaching Books of the Past 25 Years" by Preaching "[An] outstanding introduction to the task of preparing and presenting biblical sermons. More than any other book of the past quarter century, Biblical Preaching has profoundly influenced a generation of evangelical preachers."--Preaching
*Figures of Speech Used in the Bible* is an extensive reference book and study guide for serious Bible scholars. Written by famous theologian E.W. Bullinger, this dictionary of phrases classifies them into three distinct divisions: figures involving omission, addition, and change. He further breaks down whether figures affect the words themselves, the sense, meaning, order, or application of words. It includes both Greek and English translations of the figures in question, examples and illustrations, a detailed table of contents, appendices, and several indexes, including indexes of figures in both Greek and English, of subjects, structures, and texts, and of Hebrew and Greek words explained. This comprehensive study tool should be considered necessary for any serious Bible scholar or theologian. British clergyman ETHELBERT WILLIAM BULLINGER (1837-1913) was one of the most respected Bible scholars of the 19th century. He is author of numerous works including *Commentary on Revelation*, *Great Cloud of Witnesses*, and *How to Enjoy the Bible*.
Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life. More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include: Updated language for better readability Scripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph, helping you read the Bible as you would read any book—without the numbers A new authors’ preface Redesigned and updated diagrams Updated list of recommended commentaries and resources Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.
The Truth War
Author: John F. MacArthur
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Right now, truth is under attack, and much is at stake. Perhaps no one in America is more passionate than John MacArthur about exposing those who are mounting this attack?especially those bringing the assault right into the church. There is no middle ground?no safe zone for the uncommitted in this war. The battle for truth is raging, and this book reveals: The pitfalls of postmodern thinking Why the Emerging Church Movement is inherently flawed Past skirmishes in the Truth War and their effect on the Church The importance of truth and certainty in a postmodern society How to identify and address the errors and false teachings smuggled into churches "[The postmodern age] is the age of no truth, an age that has reached a point of deadly fatigue when it comes to facing the truth?a generation that no longer believes truth can be known. Dr. John MacArthur knows better, and he is armed with the courage to confront this age with a bold defense of truth. . . . His argument is compelling, his defense of truth is brilliant, and his concern for the church is evident on every page. The evangelical church desperately needs this book, and it arrives just in time." ?R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Philip Yancey has a gift for articulating the knotty issues of faith. In this 25th Anniversary edition of Disappointment with God, Yancey poses three questions that Christians wonder but seldom ask aloud: Is God unfair? Is he silent? Is he hidden? This insightful and deeply personal book points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. Why, if God is so hungry for relationship with us, does he seem so distant? Why, if he cares for us, do bad things happen? What can we expect from him after all? Yancey answers these questions with clarity, richness, and biblical assurance. He takes us beyond the things that make for disillusionment to a deeper faith, a certitude of God's love, and a thirst to reach not just for what God gives, but for who he is. Included in this anniversary edition is a study guide with questions about these perplexing questions of faith that the author confronts.
"When the heat is on and the battle is raging, know that as long as you are standing strong in the Lord, you won't be shot down or burned up by your circumstances. Think in terms of God's power. As long as you stand with God-and don't give up-you win." Most ministers and psychologists agree that personal change comes from within. And that change can only occur if you take a careful look at your own life and experience. That's certainly what Stormie Omartian discovered. Over thirty years ago she was so depressed, she considered suicide. Then she went through the seven-step process she described in her bestselling book, Lord, I Want to Be Whole. Now Stormie makes this process available to you in a personal walk to emotional well-being a walk with the truth of Scripture and the power of prayer at your side. Throughout your journey you will be observing the lives of some familiar people in the Bible. Many of these people had the same faults-and suffered the same problems-you do. The way the Lord guided them will be a path for you to follow. Each week you will work through interactive questions and thought-provoking Scriptures that will enable you to determine who you are, what you're doing, and where you're going. And then you will establish some guidelines for your future. "The healing and restoration I found is there for you too,"Stormie asserts. "Whether your hurt is from scars as far back as early childhood or from this week's untimely severing of a precious relationship, you can be whole spiritually and emotionally." This easy-to-use workbook serves as an excellent guide for either personal devotions or group study. Use it as a stand-alone Bible study or as a companion to Stormie's book, Lord, I Want to Be Whole.
Ken Sande, author of the bestselling classic The Peacemaker, has long been a trusted resource on the topic of conflict resolution. In Resolving Everyday Conflict, Sande distills his message to the essentials, quickly equipping readers with the tools they need to bring peace to their relationships. Everyone encounters conflict--whether it be with a coworker, family member, friend, or complete stranger. And yet we all desire harmony in our relationships. Resolving Everyday Conflict is a practical, biblical, concise guide to peacemaking in everyday life that can turn tumultuous relationships into peaceful ones.
From USCCB Publishing, this revision of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) seeks to promote more conscious, active, and full participation of the faithful in the mystery of the Eucharist. While the Missale Romanum contains the rite and prayers for Mass, the GIRM provides specific detail about each element of the Order of Mass as well as other information related to the Mass.
In "Leadership Promises for Your Week," Maxwell distills many of his winning concepts and scriptural meditations into a weekly devotional. He addresses a host of vital topics including success, teamwork, communication, conflict resolution, stewardship, and mentoring.
Author: Joyce Meyer
You have fear. And if you don't face your fear, it can paralyze you and hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Joyce Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, wants to show you that to break out of fear, you must face it head-on. The good news is God wants to give you the strength you need to beat fear and live courageously. That's why He tells you repeatedly throughout the Bible to "fear not" because He is with you. In LIVING COURAGEOUSLY, Joyce explains how you can overcome the debilitating power of fear by learning to confront and conquer any and every fear you have. Blending practical insights, her personal experiences, and inspiring Scripture, this book will teach you how to conquer any fear, reach your greatest potential, and start living life to the fullest. Whether you fear being inadequate, being rejected, or losing control, you can learn how to triumph over any obstacle-even when you feel fearful. You can face anything and just "do it afraid!" Chapter titles include: Say Good-bye to Fear The Source of Fear Cultivating Courage The Creative Power of Fear and Faith Do It Afraid!
Author: Daniel Buckles, International Development Research Centre (Canada), World Bank Institute
Cultivating Peace: Conflict and collaboration in natural resource management