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ISBN 13: 0310344484
Total Pages : 305 pages
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Read and Download Philip Yancey book Disappointment with God in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDisappointment with God. This book was released on 2015-10-13 with total page 305 pages. Book excerpt: Bestselling author Philip Yancey tackles questions Christians often wonder but seldom ask aloud. In his illuminating exploration, he uncovers true, real, and lasting hope in the midst of your darkness that will produce an even stronger faith than you had before. Do you feel like you've been let down by God? Abandoned by the One who was supposed to come to your rescue when you needed it most? You've come to the right place. Philip Yancey has a gift for articulating and answering some of the most honest, complex issues of faith. In this 25th Anniversary edition of Disappointment with God, Yancey poses three questions that Christians wonder but rarely feel permission to voice: If God is so hungry for relationship with us, why does he seem so distant? If God cares for us, why do bad things happen? If God's promises are true, why do they feel so far off from personal experience? With clarity, honesty, and biblical assurance, this insightful and deeply personal book shows you the light in the midst of darkness--the hope that God offers right in the middle of life's disappointments. Yancey points you beyond the cynicism that is often bred in hardship to a stronger, wiser faith, a confidence in God's deep love, and a thirst to reach not just for what God gives, but for who God is. Included in this anniversary edition is a study guide with questions about these perplexing crises of faith that the author confronts. Spanish edition also available.

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ISBN 13: 0310597218
Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download J. P. Moreland book Finding Quiet in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFinding Quiet. This book was released on 2019-05-07 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Bracing and honest, Finding Quiet will validate the experiences of believers with mental illness, remind them they are not alone, and provide reassurance they can not only survive but thrive again. In May 2003 prominent philosopher, author, and professor J. P. Moreland awoke in the middle of the night to a severe panic attack. Though often anxious by temperament and upbringing, Moreland had never experienced such an incident before. Thus began an extended battle with debilitating anxiety and depression. More than a decade later, Moreland continues to manage mental illness. Yet along the way he's moved from shame and despair to vulnerability and hope. In Finding Quiet Moreland comes alongside fellow sufferers with encouragement and practical, hard-won advice. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 20 percent of Americans suffer from mental illness, and people in the pews are not immune. Moreland explores the spiritual and physical aspects of mental illness, pointing readers toward sound sources of information, treatment, and recovery.

Download When Life Meets the Soul PDF

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Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
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ISBN 13: 1631958909
Total Pages : 203 pages
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Read and Download Ivan D. Parke book When Life Meets the Soul in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWhen Life Meets the Soul. This book was released on 2022-11-15 with total page 203 pages. Book excerpt: Within When Life Meets the Soul, Ivan D. Parke challenges believers to dig deeper, asking, “Is spiritual intimacy with God a memory, a reality, or a goal?” The Book of Job chronicles the ruin and recovery of the greatest sufferer before Jesus. To read it only after experiencing a tragedy, however, is itself a tragedy—a decision depriving readers of the essential lessons this Old Testament book teaches. Job’s story addresses more than suffering and teaches more than patience or “rainy” day lessons. Its content encompasses the essence of life, integrating the best of times and the worst of times. When Life Meets the Soul examines the Book of Job in twenty-four responses, addressing the universal question: “How should I live? Parke’s study of Job explains that to live well is to walk with God, whether on mountaintops or through valleys. His spiritual guide is designed for Christians and those seeking to pursue close encounters with God—without hesitation.

Download Exalting Jesus in Job PDF

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ISBN 13: 0805497412
Total Pages : 300 pages
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Read and Download David L. Allen book Exalting Jesus in Job in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TExalting Jesus in Job. This book was released on 2022-04-15 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt: Exalting Jesus in Job is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this commentary series, to include 47 volumes when complete, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical, and friendly commentary. The CCE series will include 47 volumes when complete. The author of Exalting Jesus in Job is David L. Allen.

Download The Letters of John PDF

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ISBN 13: 0310873002
Total Pages : 274 pages
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Read and Download Gary M. Burge book The Letters of John in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Letters of John. This book was released on 2011-10-11 with total page 274 pages. Book excerpt: The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context. John weaves together themes of light and darkness, falsehood and truth, and what it means to be children of God in community. He explores the theme of love as central to God's nature and thus as the defining characteristic of those who follow him. The Letters of John teach us about handling conflict, discerning orthodox belief, and measuring Christian conduct. Gary Burge shares perspectives on John's letters that reveal their enduring relevance for our twenty-first-century lives. To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's context, each passage is treated in three sections: Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context. Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible. Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved. This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.

Download I'd Like You More If You Were More like Me PDF

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Publisher : NavPress
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ISBN 13: 1496427599
Total Pages : 320 pages
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Read and Download John Ortberg book I'd Like You More If You Were More like Me in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TI'd Like You More If You Were More like Me. This book was released on 2017-10-03 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: I’d Like You More If You Were More like Me takes on one of life’s most important questions: How can I get closer to God and other people? We were created for deep connections. When people have deep connections, says John Ortberg, they win in life. When they don’t have deep connections, they cannot win in life. I’d Like You More if You Were More like Me offers help in overcoming one of the biggest obstacles to making deep connections: the fact that we’re so different. Different from God and different from each other. The good news is that connectedness is not based on similarity, but on shared experiences. When one person invites another to share an experience, they’re connected. It can be sharing a beautiful sunset or a meal, having a great conversation over cup of coffee, going for walk, or even teasing somebody. And when we share those same experiences with God, we get closer to him, too. God wants to connect with us—so much that he sent his son to live as a human being. God took on flesh and shared every human experience. So we don’t have to wonder what a close relationship with God looks like anymore. An intimate relationship with God and other people doesn’t have to be a cliché, it can be a daily way of life.

Download African Womanhood and Incontinent Bodies PDF

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 981130565X
Total Pages : 210 pages
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Read and Download Kathomi Gatwiri book African Womanhood and Incontinent Bodies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfrican Womanhood and Incontinent Bodies. This book was released on 2018-06-13 with total page 210 pages. Book excerpt: This book reveals the structures of poverty, power, patriarchy and imperialistic health policies that underpin what the World Health Organization calls the “hidden disease” of vaginal fistulas in Africa. By employing critical feminist and post-colonial perspectives, it shows how “leaking black female bodies” are constructed, ranked, stratified and marginalised in global maternal health care, and explains why women in Africa are at risk of developing vaginal fistulas and then having adequate treatment delayed or denied. Drawing on face-to-face, in-depth interviews with 30 Kenyan women, it paints a rare social portrait of the heartbreaking challenges for Kenyan women living with this most profound gender-related health issue – an experience of shame, taboo and abjection with severe implications for women’s wellbeing, health and sexuality. In absolutely groundbreaking depth, this book shows why research on vaginal fistulas must incorporate feminist understandings of bodily experience to inform future practices and knowledge.

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Publisher : Monarch Books
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ISBN 13: 0857216244
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Read and Download Jeanette Howard book Dwelling in the Land in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDwelling in the Land. This book was released on 2015-10-15 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: Dwelling in the Land considers what it means for Christians, who are attracted to other members of the same sex, to live fully under the lordship of Christ. Author Jeanette Howard, believes that homosexuality is not part of God's plan for His world, and has chosen to remain celibate despite experiencing same-sex attraction. She has come to believe that to identify herself as 'gay' does not do justice to what God has been doing in her life. Instead of being identified by your sexuality, as a Christian you are identified by the fact that you belong to Christ. Some gay Christians have sought healing. Others have turned away from a conservative interpretation of the biblical texts. Others have remained celibate and invested their lives in Christian service. All have found that their sexual orientation has strongly influenced who they perceive themselves to be, and how others perceive them. Allowing God to dismantle your false identity permits you to live out of your authentic self. As you grow in Christ you are able to perceive true goodness and health; you rid yourself of old habits of thinking; you learn to recognise what is holding others back; and discover new areas of ministry. You do not have to accept the labels that the world ' and the church ' attach to you.

Download In the Likeness of God PDF

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ISBN 13: 0310862604
Total Pages : 563 pages
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Read and Download Philip Yancey book In the Likeness of God in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIn the Likeness of God. This book was released on 2010-10-05 with total page 563 pages. Book excerpt: The human body is a likeness of God, its design revealing insights into the church, the “body of Christ” For bestselling author Philip Yancey, the late Dr. Paul Brand—the brilliant hand surgeon who devoted his life to the poorest people of India and Louisiana—was also a likeness of God, living the kind of Christian life that exemplified what God must have had in mind. In the Likeness of God combines the complete texts of Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image—both Gold Medallion Award–winners which together have sold more than half a million copies—into one volume. Also included for the first time are eight beautiful litanies of praise on the human body by Dr. Brand. In Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Dr. Paul Brand and bestselling writer Philip Yancey explore the wonder of the human body and uncover the eternal statements that God has made in the very structure of our bodies. Their remarkable journey through inner space—the world of cells, systems, and chemistry—points to a still deeper unseen reality of God’s work in our lives. In His Image takes up where the first book leaves off. In five sections—Image, Blood, Head, Spirit, and Pain—the authors unlock the remarkable living lessons contained in our physical makeup.

Download The Bible Jesus Read PDF

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ISBN 13: 0310245664
Total Pages : 246 pages
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Read and Download Philip Yancey book The Bible Jesus Read in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Bible Jesus Read. This book was released on 2001-12 with total page 246 pages. Book excerpt: Philip Yancey has a way of confronting our most cherished but misguided notions about faith. In The Bible Jesus Read, he challenges the perception that the New Testament is all that matters and the Old Testament isn't worth taking the time to read and understand. Yancey admits that, like many Christians, he usually avoided the Old Testament. After all, why bother with writings that can be so baffling, boring, even offensive to the modern mind? But a surprising discovery awaited Yancey when he began to explore how the Old Testament related to his life today. Those seemingly irrelevant Hebrew Scriptures took on a startling immediacy, portraying a passionate relationship between God and people against the broad backdrop of human experience. Like nothing else, the Old Testament depicts the cries, the complaints, the deep, insistent questionings of the heart, the stuff of life we all must contend with. With his candid, signature style, Yancey interacts with the Old Testament from the perspective of his own deeply personal journey. From Moses, the amazing prince of Egypt, to the psalmists' turbulent emotions and the prophets' oddball rantings, Yancey paints a picture of Israel's God--and ours--that fills in the blanks of a solely New Testament vision of the Almighty. Probing some carefully selected Old Testament books--Job, Deuteronomy, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and the Prophets--Yancey reveals how the Old Testament deals in astonishing depth and detail with the issues that trouble us most. The Old Testament in fact tackles what the New Testament often only skirts. But that shouldn't surprise us. It is, after all, the Bible Jesus read. The Bible Jesus Read will give you abundant new insights into the heart of God the Father. And as you read with a fresh eye the prayers, poems, songs, and bedtime stories that Jesus so revered, you will gain a profound new understanding of Christ. "The more we comprehend the Old Testament," Yancey writes, "the more we comprehend Jesus."

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ISBN 13: 1572588853
Total Pages : 130 pages
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Read and Download Marinela Achim book Alone for Christ in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAlone for Christ. This book was released on 2012-09 with total page 130 pages. Book excerpt: A young girl dreams at the seaside in communist Romania and slowly discovers that, like the sand, sun, and sea, life is complex and paradoxical—it is both ugly and beautiful, harsh and merciful, absurd and meaningful, ominous and promising. Though surrounded by a hardworking family in the countryside and fellow friends and students at school, Marinela ploughs through life in many ways alone. Even as a child, she refuses to harness approval, applause, and success at the expense of personality, dignity, and faith. She is a beautiful flower—gentle yet strong—growing in conditions and circumstances that seem to be working against her. But the faithful divine hand provides her with just enough glimmers of hope to help her along in her journey. Her life story is one of discovering the unfailing love and benevolent character of God and learning how to walk through life hand in hand with Him. Marinela experiences the joys and triumphs that come with a powerful new found faith. She undergoes all kinds of trials, ones that will have you praying, arguing, and even running for your life along with her as you read. Many times Marinela truly appears to be alone in the midst of undue and unjust opposition, and ironically, it is at those times that you will see that she is indeed being carried by God and His mighty army. You will see her faith grow from infancy to maturity, and no matter where you are in your journey with God, you will find yourself somewhere in the pages of this book.

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ISBN 13: 0310866251
Total Pages : 480 pages
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Read and Download George H. Guthrie book Hebrews in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THebrews. This book was released on 2009-12-15 with total page 480 pages. Book excerpt: The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context. To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's world, each passage is treated in three sections: Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context. Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible. Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved. This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.

Download A New Normal PDF

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Publisher : Ambassador International
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ISBN 13: 1935507877
Total Pages : 128 pages
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Read and Download Jim Mann book A New Normal in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA New Normal. This book was released on 2011-09-14 with total page 128 pages. Book excerpt: After a sudden death in his family, Pastor Jim Mann found himself unprepared to handle the unfamiliar issue of grief. An idyllic childhood made grief an unfamiliar foe. Years of seminary and pastoral ministry hadn't prepared him. So the Lord led him on his own journey through grief. Daily, he read the Bible, prayed, cried, and journaled his thoughts. This book is the result.Grief will touch us all at some point, and it comes in many forms, great and small: loss of loved ones, loss of a dream, a broken marriage, accidents and disasterseven the loss of a beloved pet or a move to a new town. When we experience loss, life changes and will never be "normal" again; it can't be . . . life is different now. But God will lead you to a "new normal." The key is dealing with your grief head-onowning it. As you bring God into the process, seeking answers and relating your fears, struggles, and even anger to Him, He promises to walk you through the grieving process.This honest and insightful month-long journal is intended to help the reader work through grief in a healthy, healing way. You can emerge from the process in a stronger relationship with God and prepared to "get on with life." Not only will you be stronger after the journey, you will be better prepared to help others who may need you.

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Publisher : Baker Books
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ISBN 13: 1493430335
Total Pages : 272 pages
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Read and Download Lance Witt book Your ONE Life in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TYour ONE Life. This book was released on 2021-08-10 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: This is your life. Right now. You don't get a second chance to get it right. There are no mulligans. No do-overs. And no one has ever drifted into a rich and meaningful life by accident. But here's the good news: you are ridiculously in charge of your own life. As a Christ follower, you have every resource you need to live the abundant life Jesus promised. In It's Your ONE Life, pastor Lance Witt offers you a roadmap to align yourself with God's purposes and take extreme ownership over your life. Sharing several practical tools, Witt shows you how to - craft the life you want - care for your emotional health - establish a healthy rhythm of life - do life with God, not just for God - and practice the presence of people A life of significance, focus, and richness is well within your grasp. It's Your ONE Life is the blueprint for making it happen.

Download Evangelical America: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Culture PDF

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ISBN 13: 161069774X
Total Pages : 515 pages
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Read and Download Timothy J. Demy Ph.D. book Evangelical America: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEvangelical America: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Culture. This book was released on 2017-09-21 with total page 515 pages. Book excerpt: An essential new reference work for students and general readers interested in the history, dynamics, and influence of evangelicalism in recent American history, politics, and culture. • Provides readers with an understanding of contemporary American evangelicalism's history, key individuals, organizations, and beliefs through detailed coverage of more than 180 topics • Documents the diversity of the Evangelical movement under a common core umbrella of doctrinal beliefs • Displays the breadth of American evangelical interaction in social and cultural issues and in debates in recent American history

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ISBN 13: 1418400254
Total Pages : 1092 pages
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Read and Download Michael G. Maness book Heart of the Living God in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THeart of the Living God. This book was released on 2004-06-23 with total page 1092 pages. Book excerpt: Maness asks us to tie up our sneakers, for we are going to have some fun as we hike into the Grand Canyon of Love. Love is the treasure of life. It is Love all the way. Nothing else really matters outside of Love. Best of all, our Love will only get better in heaven. The treasured ability to have loving relationships is Gods gift to us in our Imago Deithe image of God we all share. Likewise, what we know of Love this side of heaven is but a dusty image of what God experiences. I want to get personally involved, says Maness. Can we have a free-will relationship with anyone, even God, if all of what we do and think is settled? I dont think so. Love is greater than that, and I shall prove that, and that is indeed a Grand Canyon. Manes brings some of the brain-splitting complexities of this to light with good humor, introduces dynamic foreknowledge, and challenges Classical Theisms avoidance of Love. And he exposes some foul play in the process. Thats the first half of the book. For those wanting to strike out on their own (wanting to see more of the depth and diversity of the Grand Canyon), the second half contains reviews of about 60 major authors, a 4,000+ Abysmal Bibliography, and a huge index to just about everything in the book. Maness has thrown a gauntlet before the Classical Theists. So tie up your sneakers and take a hike with Michael G. Maness as he walks with you into the Grand Canyon. see more at www.PreciousHeart.net

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ISBN 13: 9780736917667
Total Pages : 244 pages
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Read and Download Dwight Carlson book Overcoming the 7 Obstacles to Spiritual Growth in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOvercoming the 7 Obstacles to Spiritual Growth. This book was released on 2006 with total page 244 pages. Book excerpt: Dr. Carlson identifies the seven obstacles to spiritual growth and discusses the primary stages of growth to show readers how to look forward to an extraordinary life by totally embracing the completed work of Christ.