God Is For Real
By Todd Burpo, David Drury
If Todd's first book, Heaven Is for Real, was about the then and there of heaven, GOD IS FOR REAL is about the here and now on earth:Why are there are so many hypocritical church people? Why do Christians make such a big deal about the cross? Why doesn't God seem to answer our biggest prayers?People are tired of pat answers offered up in churchy language explaining away their questions; we want the down-and-dirty truth. What bothers us about life and faith is real and gritty. We need a plain-spoken voice to offer God's answers to difficult struggles and painful doubts.Todd charges into these subjects with a fireman's courage, a small-town friend's vulnerability, and a local pastor's compassion. He helps articulate the questions people have, then gives them relevant biblical wisdom for taking their next steps in faith.God is ready to meet you! Are you ready to meet Him?
By CJ Casciotta
Sadly, most of us grow up believing it's more important to fit in than to stand out. But there's something different about you... and it matters. What if your weirdness was the key to changing everything? What if the outrageous, imaginative, crazy ideas that live inside your wildest dreams are actually there on purpose, divinely pre-installed to help others? Knowing what makes you weird is the best thing you can offer your art, your business, your friends, your family, and yourself. It's the essence of creativity, the stuff of movements, and the hope for humanity. Armed with the wit of a native New Yorker, whimsical anecdotes, and cultural insights, CJ Casciotta pens a manifesto for the oddball in all of us, one that will help you discover the surprising secret to making a difference.It's time to quit painting by numbers, conforming to patterns, and checking off boxes. It's time to GET WEIRD.
Give Them Jesus
By Dillon T. Thornton PhD
GIVE THEM JESUS aims to help parents not simply add to their children's stockpile of knowledge, but to cultivate children-disciples who are able to display Christ-likeness in every situation. Parents are the ones primarily responsible for opening up the Scriptures to help their children understand God, the world, and themselves. The family is the divinely appointed discipleship program; the home is first and foremost a place of worship. The introduction of the book discusses the four vital components of family worship: teach, treasure, sing, and pray, and offers practical suggestions for beginning and prioritizing family worship in the rough and tumble of life. Subsequent chapters guide parents to a deeper understanding of the core truths of the historic Christian faith, as summarized in the Apostles' Creed, arming them with appropriate language, helpful illustrations, and relevant object lessons, so that in the end they will be better prepared to pass these truths on to their children. Each chapter concludes with a family worship guide, which includes: 1) family memory verses, 2) nuggets of truth from the chapter, 3) questions for family discussion, 4) songs that celebrate the truths of the Creed, and 5) prayer prompts. GIVE THEM JESUS equips parents to prepare their children to leave home and go out into the world as faithful participants in the great gospel story. "Never stop telling the gospel story to your kids," Thornton says. "Give your children Jesus. Again. And again. And again. And you'll see them walk in the truth."
God, Faith, and Reason
By Michael Savage
Michael Savage is learned in many walks of science and respects much of it as much as he respects his religion but he will talk conclusively of the existence of God and the necessity of faith in our nation.Politics will have to be touched on because the left is quite simply at war with God, and Savage believes they are jeopardizing our very existence by removing references to religion from many areas of American life.
By Keri Wyatt Kent
Think you don't have time or space for spiritual stuff? That intimacy with God is impossible?GodSpace offers seven nontraditional practices that will guide busy Christians in slowing down enough to pay attention to God. It's not holding a set of beliefs, reading the Bible, going to church or even praying that determines how we connect with God. It's our pace of life.When we live hurried and distracted, we miss the chance to experience the intimacy we long for. Kent guides busy Christians in embracing the inconvenience of meeting God in seven areas:* Sabbath: Space In My Calendar* Hospitality: Space In My Home* Worship: Space In The World* Simplicity: Space In My Soul* Gratitude: Space In My Relationships* Generosity: Space In My Budget* Critical Thinking: Space For Faith & DoubtKent offers practical guidance and mentoring on spiritual practices that help us embrace the inconveniences of slowing our pace and stepping aside from our overcrowded, cluttered lives. With abundant wit and humorous anecdotes, she shows how to intentionally let go and let God foster a deeper faith in our messy lives.
By Jennifer Berne, R.O. Blechman
Throughout history, humans have been fascinated by the idea of something beyond their own experience. Whether through organized religion, or among the growing contingent of people who self-identify as spiritual, but not religious, this curiosity about a higher power has also fascinated civilization's most brilliant thinkers for centuries. With forty-eight carefully chosen quotes from the most creative thinkers throughout time-including Homer, Pope Francis, and Maya Angelou-God opens the door to contemplation and discussion of this most perennial of human preoccupations. Each quote is paired with a delightful illustration from famed New Yorker cartoonist R.O. Blechman, grounding this varied group of perspectives in a common visual language that is sure to amuse and delight readers.
God vs. Religion
By Creflo A. Dollar
Over centuries, religion has broken churches, fueled wars, and driven people away from the true Gospel of Jesus. Dr. Creflo Dollar shows why God hates religion--but loves for people to have genuine connections with Him. He presents 10 compelling reasons, such as: Religion makes people try to earn their way into Heaven, but Christ offers grace; Religion says God uses calamity to teach His people, but Christ comforts us; and Religion makes prayer a powerless "form of godliness," but Christ hears every word. WHY I HATE RELIGION will give readers an empowering understanding of the true values of Christianity and beliefs that transform church-going into a full, authentic, and meaningful relationship with God.
By Joseph Prince
With Joseph Prince as a guide, the faithful can delve even further into the radical, inside-out transformation that comes from a personal acceptance of grace. This devotional will revolutionize how the reader sees God, leading him or her to a victorious life with lasting breakthroughs. Each daily experience includes Today's Scripture: A Scripture to meditate on to recalibrate the mind and receive the fullness of God's grace; Today's Excerpt: A key truth about grace that ministers and delivers God's liberating love; Today's Thought: An uplifting, liberating, and powerful thought for the day; Today's Reflection: A place to journal; Today's Prayer: A simple but powerful prayer to help anyone express his or her heart to the heavenly Father.
By Louis Brawley
Louis Brawley met UG Krishnamurti in 2002 and spent the following five years travelling with him in the USA, India and Europe keeping a record of this remarkable non-teacher and documenting his own inner struggles as his ideas about life, love and Enlightenment were constantly tossed around and demolished. Louis fell into the role of foil and sidekick to UG's bizarre interactions with his friends and audience and, as UG's health deteriorated, he became his informal caregiver.Louis Brawley doesn't use honeyed platitudes to tell the story of a sage and his devoted follower; instead he tells an often unflattering story of his own struggles and shortcomings and the dynamic uncertainties of life with a man who "tore apart everything human beings have built up inside and out for centuries."Goner will teach you the meaning of the phrase "paradoxical truth". UG Krishnamurti gave up everything for truth, but delighted in ridiculous fabrications; he was a teacher who refused to teach, a man who mocked do-gooders but was deeply kind; he was chaste but foul mouthed, he was a man who decried the supernatural ... yet there were strange coincidences around him. "...the way he lived, his living quarters and his mode of expression were one continuous movement, a three dimensional, living book of teaching. If you were observant, you could learn from him on contact with no need for explanation."
By Patrick Holford
This fascinating, practical book is for everyone who values a natural approach to health. Good Medicine covers over 75 of the most common health problems and offers simple things you can do to prevent or reverse that health condition. They are all tried and tested and have been proven to work, both in clinical research but also in practice, with people like you. Each condition includes the following information:* Five or six good medicine solutions - how each solution works and what you need to do* Best and worst foods - which foods you should eat and those you should avoid* Best supplements - the most appropriate supplementsYou will also find revealing case studies and general advice on the habits that will help you stay healthy, from reducing your stress level to improving your diet and how to monitor which changes make the biggest difference to you. Covering everything from everyday ailments such as the common cold to more serious illnesses, this comprehensive book is the perfect guide to natural approaches to health.
God And Sex
By Michael Coogan
The Bible is full of narratives about sexual encounters, and modern-day readers have shown a widespread interest in what, exactly, it says about the subject. Scholars have turned their attention to the rigorous examination of biblical texts from historical, theological, and ethical perspectives. Still, many clergy and lay people continue to look upon these words (even the most cryptic, confusing, and bizarre ones) as authoritative literal statements. In addition, these misinterpreted texts are constantly used to 'legislate morality' and to promote 'family values' - selectively and misleadingly twisting what is written. As it stands, the gulf between the scholarly understandings of these texts and their popular appropriation today is a large one. Before the Bible can be applied to contemporary issues, it is vitally important that we take a careful look at what the Bible itself says-- placing it in the contexts of the social worlds in which it was written. To know what the Bible really means, we must first actually determine what it meant when it was written, and apply this to the lives we lead, here and now. This is the mission of GOD AND SEX.
Growing Your Inner Light
By Lara Owen
A comprehensive guide for creating a daily spiritual practice, GROWING YOUR INNER LIGHT offers tangible advice on developing a unique spiritual path that fits exactly who you are, what you need as a spiritual being, and how you want to live. Author Lara Owen shows how a personalised practice can open the doors to living fullly with integrity, feeling connected with the surrounding world, and to finding meaning and peace.GROWING YOUR INNER LIGHT gives readers the freedom to integrate from different traditions - and develop new ones - in order to create their own spiritual tradition. Owen explains how practices from global religions can be combined with contemporary wisdom to create an authentic experience for readers yearning for a sense of inner peace. With a direct experience of spiritual meaning and connection, GROWING YOUR INNER LIGHT is a groundbreaking, transformative journey through thirteen phases of your growth, including: developing intuition; creating sacred spaces and altars; understanding your dreams; exploring the importance of retreats, meditation, and rituals.
By Hans Holzer
What is a ghost? How do you make contact with a ghost? How do you get rid of a ghost? Paranormal expert and storyteller extraordinaire Hans Holzer answers these questions as he explores more than 150 true ghostly manifestations throughout history. In this groundbreaking book, featuring eye-opening photographs of ghostly apparitions and visitations, Holzer presents fascinating case histories, tips on interpreting sounds and other signals from the beyond, and more. Not only does Dr. Holzer introduce us to those who visit from the next dimension, he explains why they seek contact with our world and he offers expert advice on how to interpret sights, sounds, activities, visions, and other experiences that signal the presence of someone from the other side. Ghosts is a must-read for all would-be ghost hunters and fans of the otherworldly. 'I became obsessed by Hans Holzer, the greatest ghost hunter ever. That's when the the idea of my film Ghostbusters was born.'-Dan Aykroyd
Ghosts And Earthbound Spirits
By Linda Williamson
The ghosts Linda Williamson writes about in this book are not misty phantoms. She prefers to call them earthbound spirits, because that is just what they are - ordinary men and women who, instead of passing into the spirit world when they died, have remained trapped and bound to this world.As a medium, Linda encounters many such spirits. Very few are evil, most are lost and confused. Some do not even realise that they have died. With love and compassion they can be released, so that they can move forward to the place where they belong.If you have ever sensed a presence in your house, glimpsed a shadow out of the corner of your eye, or heard inexplicable noises, it may be that you are sharing your home with an earthbound spirit. Linda explains what to do in these situations and gives a fascinating insight into what it is like to be an earthbound spirit.
By Aaron Kenedi, John Miller, Thomas Moore
For millennia seekers of truth have found God in a handful of sacred texts. Now God's Breath gathers together selections from seven of the world's major wisdom traditions. The title comes from a Zen saying, "To understand God is to listen. Listen to Jesus and Muhammad and Buddha, but don't get caught up in the names. Listen beyond them listen to God's breath." Elegantly presented with detailed woodcuts and enlightening introductions by noted scholars, leading thinkers, writers and spiritual teachers including Huston Smith, Karen Armstrong, Reynolds Price, Stephen Mitchell, Marcus Borg, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, the Dalai Lama, and others, the selections include excerpts from the Book of Genesis, the Tao Te Ching, the Book of Rumi, the Gospel of John, the Bhagavad Gita, the Qur'an, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. "A valuable compendium of sacred texts.... This is an essential companion for students of world religions."- Publishers Weekly