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The Bema: A Story of the Judgment Seat of ChristBy: Tim Stevenson
Businessman Daniel Mathewson discovers that the way we conduct ourselves daily determines how we experience eternity. Thinking he is beginning just another ordinary day, he encounters THE DAY: the rapture of the church into the heavenlies. Escorted by his guardian angel into the heavenly realm, Daniel observes the wonders of Heaven, talks with angels, and learns to see life from a totally new, Divine perspective. The first order of business is now the Bema, the Jugdment Seat of Jesus Christ. Millions of saints from every era and nation stand individually before Christ to be evaluated. While all possess eternal life and salvation in Christ, they receive different rewards and degrees of heavenly glory. When Daniel appears before the Bema Seat, the Lord gives him truly accurate self-knowledge for the first time in his life. More than anything else, Dan longs to hear the words "Well done, My good and faithful servant!" - But, has his life really earned that supreme reward?
The Pursuit of GodBy: A. W. Tozer
The pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer. Here is a masterly study of the inner life by a heart thirsting after God, eager to grasp at least the outskirts of His ways, the abyss of His love for sinners, and the height of His unapproachable majesty—and it was written by a busy pastor in Chicago! The pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer.
And He Dwelt Among UsBy: T.W. Tozer
Many Christians are familiar with the prophetic voice of Tozer, but few living today were blessed to sit under his weekly teaching from the pulpit. The Gospel of John was Tozer's favorite book of the Bible, and the focus of these writings (adapted from sermons given to his parishioners) is the Incarnation and what it means for believers' lives. Christ came down to earth to lift men and women up into the heavenlies. No other New Testament writer, not even the amazing apostle Paul, presents Christ with a passion equal to John's, whom Jesus called the Beloved. Tozer captures the spirit of John and presents his winsome and enthralling portrait of Christ, challenging readers to discover a fresh and overwhelming desire for Him.
God Alone SufficesBy: S. C. Biela
In this Biela expounds on various ways that an individual can grow in their interior life by letting go of the illusions of this world, and replacing them with total reliance on God.
The Language of GodBy: Francis Collins
It has long been believed that science and faith cannot mingle. Faith rejects the rational, while science restricts us to a life with no meaning beyond the physical. It is an irreconcilable war between two polar-opposite ways of thinking and living. Written for believers, agnostics, and atheists alike, The Language of God provides a testament to the power of faith in the midst of suffering without faltering from its logical stride. Readers will be inspired by Collin’s personal story of struggling with doubt, as well as the many revelations of the wonder of God’s creation that will forever shape the way they view the world around them.
The Great Physician: The Method of Jesus With IndividualsBy: G. Campbell Morgan
Our Lord referred to his work as that of the Physician . . . Healing all manner of disease applies to the spiritual as well as the mental and physical . . . our business is of bringing the sin-sick face to face with the One Healer. To do this demands some knowledge of His Methods and these are most radiantly revealed in the records of His early ministry
The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the CrossBy: Arthur Pink
The words Christ spoke from the cross can inform Christians of the purpose, the meaning, the sufferings, and the sufficiency of his death. After an introduction that discusses the nature of Christ's death as natural, unnatural, preternatural, and supernatural, Dr. Arthur W. Pink clearly illustrates the lessons that can be drawn from Christ's words: lessons on forgiveness, salvation, affection, anguish, suffering, victory, and contentment. This comprehensive and accessible volume is useful for both sermon preparation and personal study.
Gleanings In JoshuaBy: A. W. Pink
The book of Joshua records one of the most interesting and important portions of Israel’s history. It treats of the period of their estatement as a nation, of which Genesis was prophetic and the rest of the Pentateuch immediately preparatory. The books of Moses would be imperfect without this one: as it is the capstone of them, so it is the foundation of those which follow. Omit Joshua and there is a gap left in the sacred history which nothing could supply. Without it what precedes would be incomprehensible and what follows unexplained. The sacred writer was directed to fill that gap by narrating the conquest and apportionment of the promised land. Thus this book may be contemplated from two distinct but closely related standpoints: first as the end of Israel’s trials and wanderings in the wilderness, and second as the beginning of their new life in the land. It is that twofold viewpoint which supplies the clue to its spiritual interpretation, as it alone solves the problem which so many have found puzzling in this book.
The Great DivorceBy: C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce is a classic Christian allegorical tale about a bus ride from hell to heaven. An extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment, Lewis’s revolutionary idea in the The Great Divorce is that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis’ The Great Divorce will change the way we think about good and evil.
The Problem of PainBy: C. S. Lewis
In The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis, one of the most renowned Christian authors and thinkers, examines a universally applicable question within the human condition: “If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?” With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C.S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungering for a true understanding of human nature.
The Screwtape LettersBy: C. S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written.
God in The DockBy: C.S. Lewis
God in the Dock contains forty-eight essays and twelve letters written by Lewis between 1940 and 1963. Ranging from popular newspaper articles to learned defenses of the faith, these pieces cover topics as varied as the logic of theism, good and evil, miracles, the role of women in the church, and ethics and politics. Many represent Lewis's first ventures into themes he would later treat in full-length books.
The New Answers BookBy: Ken Hamm
Evolution...intelligent design...creation...or a little of all three? What do you really believe - and why does it matter to your life, your family, and your faith today? Christians live in a culture with more questions than ever - questions that affect one's acceptance of the Bible as authoritative and trustworthy. Now, discover easy-to-understand answers that reach core truths of the Christian faith.
The CovenantsBy: Kevin Connor
This textbook introduces Covenant Theology through a systematic study of the Divine Covenants found in scripture. Perhaps better than any other subject, The Covenants give us a biblical framework for our understanding of the administration of God's dealings with mankind throughout all of human history.
The Tabernacle of MosesBy: Kevin Connor
The Tabernacle of Moses is the first in a trilogy of books dealing with the intriguing topic of the dwelling place of God on earth. In writing this comprehensive volume, the author has combined a lifetime of research and thought with his God-given ability to make the Bible come alive. This book is a thorough and detailed study into the spiritual significance of every facet of Old Testament tabernacle worship, and it sets forth the riches of redemption's story as typified in its furniture and construction. Its pages of instruction are filled with charts and lucid illustrations which enhance the serious student's overview of the material dealt with. This book is ideal for use in adult bible classes and college classrooms.
The Feasts of IsraelBy: Kevin Connor
The Feasts of Israel, set by God, are not only commemorative in a historical context, but are also prophetic. The first three feasts in the 1st month point to the Messiah's First Coming; the last three feasts in the 7th month, to His Second Coming. The middle feast highlights the Church, in more ways than is generally recognized. This briefing reveals the rich background of these feasts with many surprises for the Biblical believer, and yet only scratches the surface. The first half of this briefing pack is taught by Chuck Missler with the later half taught by Dan Stolebarger.
The Feasts of The Lord God's Prophetic Calendar From Calvary to the KingdomBy: Kevin Howard & Marvin Rosenthal
Isreal's feasts are infinitely more important than just a series of cultural observances. These feasts are appointed by the Lord, and they are owned by the Lord. He calls them "my feasts." Together they form God's prophetic calendar, outlining the work of history's most important person...Jesus, the Messiah. As such, few themes are more timely or rewarding for God's people today.
Everyman's Talmud: The Major Teachings of the Rabbinic SagesBy: Abraham Cohen
"To some readers of this book, the Talmud represents little more than a famous Jewish book. But people want to know about a book that, they are told, defines Judaism. Everyman's Talmud is the right place to begin not only to learn about Judaism in general but to meet the substance of the Talmud in particular . . . In time to come, Cohen's book will find its companion-though I do not anticipate it will ever require a successor for what it accomplishes with elegance and intelligence: a systematic theology of the Talmud's Judaism." —From the Foreword by Jacob Neusner
Prayer - HU
Handbook to Prayer: Praying Scripture Back to GodBy: Kenneth Boa
This prayer tool will guide you through the process of praying Scripture back to God. It gives you form and freedom as well as a “balanced diet” in your prayers, since each day includes prayers of adoration, confession, renewal, petition, intercession, affirmation, thanksgiving, and closing prayers.
Celebration of DisciplineBy: Richard Foster
In Celebration of Discipline, Foster explores the "classic Disciplines," or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith to show how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life.
Developing Intimacy With GodBy: Alex Aronis
It is customary for pastors to urge their congregations to spend time with God in prayer. They know that this is of paramount importance, the one thing needful. But instructions given by pastors usually have to do with prayer for others or prayer for oneself. Rarely does one hear instruction on how, specifically, one can nurture and deepen one's relationship with Jesus. This is the challenge that Alex Aronis has taken up in his book, Developing Intimacy with God Anchored on the spiritual classic.
Women - HU
Believing GodBy: Beth Moore
"Is it working? Your belief system, that is. Is it really working? God's intention all along has been for the believer's life to work. From divine perspective toward terrestrial turf, God meant for his children to succeed. . . Are our Christian lives successful? Are they achieving and experiencing what Scripture said they would? In a recent sermon my son-in-law preached, Curt told us the only way we were going to impact the world and the next generation is to prove that our faith in Christ is real and that it works. For countless Christians I'm convinced it's real. My concern is whether or not we have the fruit to suggest it works."
Breaking FreeBy: Beth Moore
Do you want to know God and really believe Him? Do you want to find satisfaction in God, experience His peace, and enjoy His presence? Do you want to make the freedom Christ promised a reality in your daily life? In Breaking Free, Beth Moore embarks on a study of selected passages from the book of Isaiah, drawing several parallels between the captive Israelites and today's Christians, in order to show how to make freedom in Christ a daily reality. Moore teaches readers to remove obstacles that hinder freedom by identifying spiritual strongholds in their lives and overcoming them through the truth of God's Word--truth that will set us free.
Get Out of That PitBy: Beth Moore
From her first breath of fresh air beyond the pit, it has never been enough for Beth Moore to be free. This best-selling author and Bible teacher who has opened the riches of Scripture to millions longs for you to be free as well—to know the Love and Presence that are better than life and the power of God’s Word that defies all darkness. Beth’s journey out of the pit has been heart-rending. But from this and the poetic expressions of Psalm 40 has come the reward: a new song for her soul, given by her Saviour and offered to you in Get Out of That Pit—friend to friend.
Praying God's Word Day by DayBy: Beth Moore
With half a million copies in print, Praying God’s Word is author Beth Moore’s best-selling release to date. A landmark book among women and men, it continues to serve readers in "tearing down strongholds by captivating our minds with the knowledge of God" (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).
Praying God's Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual StrongholdsBy: Beth Moore
Praying God's Word is the perennial favorite Scripture-prayer resource designed to help us decisively overcome specific strongholds: pride, idolatry, addiction, loss, depression, unbelief, temptation, and more. No matter how overwhelmed or out of control a person may feel today, Beth boldly reminds us that nothing is bigger or more powerful than the Lord. With this landmark book we learn to wield the sword of the Spirit, praying God's Word to break free from anything that has a hold on us until the joy and authority of Christ rules in our lives.
When Godly People Do Ungodly ThingsBy: Beth Moore
It is reported in the headlines, confessed in the pulpits, and hidden in the pews in churches around the world. The seduction of God’s people by the deceiver is a tale as old as the garden, but we are always surprised when it happens. We must realize that Satan is a lion on the prowl and we are his prey. Beth writes with a passion fueled by the Biblical warnings of the schemes of Satan’s seductive activity and the broken-hearted concern of a teacher who receives countless letters from repentant Christians limping on the road to finding restoration.
Parenting - HU
Effective Parenting in a Defective WorldBy: Chip Ingram
A parent's greatest desire is to raise a child who can face anything with wisdom and confidence. But in a world of over-extended schedules, amoral messages, and incessant peer-pressure, how can you raise a confident child that follows God's will, not the world's? Chip Ingram's practical tips for modeling right living, building strong bonds, and disciplining effectively will help parents bringing up Christ-centered kids who feel secure and significant no matter what comes their way. The book features practical, age-appropriate parenting tips, charts/diagrams, and action steps.
Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's BattleBy: Shannon Ethridge
Girls are bombarded with messages about sex–from friends, advertisers, media icons, and more. All of this input–along with the whirlwind of emotions that accompany puberty–can leave them confused, filled with unasked questions about boys, dating, sex, and their own value. Now is the perfect time for creative conversations about sexuality with your daughter. By introducing key principles and truths during these teachable years, you can lay a foundation that will help her withstand the inevitable pressures young women face. And you’ll create a lasting bond, establishing yourself as a trustworthy authority who is willing to help her address the sensitive issues in her life.
Preparing Your Son for Every Man's BattleBy: Stephen Arterburn
It’s never been easy for a father or mother to talk to a son about sex. For Christian parents, it’s always been a challenge to know exactly how to teach God’s standards of purity and integrity. But today, the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been. So it’s vital that fathers and mothers prepare their sons to withstand the sexual onslaught of their culture through movies, television, music, and the Internet.
Roaring LambsBy: Bob Briner
Christians can and ought to be the movers and shakers of social change -- "roaring lambs" who infiltrate and make an impact on their workplace and world with their faith. Roaring Lambs was written from Briner's personal experience as an Emmy Award-winning television producer. It takes you into the work world strategies anyone can use. There's also a useful discussion guide that will help you and your friends put shoe leather to your faith. Bob Briner's greatest legacy may well be the way in which, through his own courageous roam, he helped countless Christians discover theirs. Join their ranks. Roar with conviction -- and change your world!