Books on General Christian Life
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Bill Johnson, respected pastor, bestselling author and senior leader of Bethel Church, lives in a culture of the miraculous. In his groundbreaking new book, The Way of Life, he shares not as a theological spectator, but as an active participant in a historic move of God that has been sweeping the nations.
The resurrection of Jesus is at the heart of the Christian faith, bringing God's power - which will some day heal and renew the world - into our lives now. That power is here only partially, but substantially; and this gives Christians a realistic, but irrepressible, hope. It is a hope for change in our lives and in our society; a hope that changes Christians in every way, shaping every aspect of our lives.
As a pastor, Timothy Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced 'doubts' sceptics bring to his church, as well as the most important reasons for faith. He addresses each doubt and explains each reason using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and reasoning to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief, held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with a deep compassion for those who truly want to know the truth.
Many times we are embarrassed by the God of the Bible, especially the God of the Old Testament. We are even embarrassed by the teachings of Jesus when it comes to His being the only way to be saved, as well as God’s right to judge and reward or condemn. This book will challenge you to give up your conception of what you would like God to be and come to know Him as He really is.
In How Happiness Happens, Max Lucado shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy amidst any life circumstance. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, this book presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out.
Jeff combines the story of his early years, becoming a Christian, and being called to ministry with the biblical account of Jesus meeting with the disciples on the beach at Galilee. In his unique insightful way, Jeff reflects on elements of that encounter that readers might not have considered before, such as why didn’t Jesus help out the fishermen earlier, what was the significance of catching 153 fish and how having breakfast together was beneficial for the body and soul.
In this fresh approach to the subject of spiritual warfare, Meyer focuses not only on the nature and strategies of the enemy, but also on the power and love of God, who always defeats the enemy and leads you to triumph. No matter how difficult your challenges are, if you have God with you, you have all you need to win every battle.
Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer, who went from being in pain and miserable to peaceful and satisfied through Christ, this book is the key to shifting your perspective so that you may also relish every moment and every part of life. Joyce explains how to love life fully, in spite of your obstacles, so you can experience the joy and fulfillment God has for you!
Each moment that you’re given is a precious gift from God. You can choose to have a thankful attitude and live each moment full of joy, simply because God is good. In The Power of Thank You, renowned Bible teacher and #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer encourages us to take a look at ourselves and the importance of being thankful.
God has given you gifts so you can fulfill His purpose for your life, but if you're like a lot of people, you may not have recognized your talents yet. Start asking God to show you something special about the way He's made you. Only you can discover all the dynamic gifts He's placed in you.
Bestselling author John Ortberg presents another classic that will help you discover your soul-the most important connection to God there is-and find your way out of the spiritual shallow-lands to true divine depth. With characteristic insight and an accessible story-filled approach, Ortberg brings practicality and relevance to one of Christianity's most mysterious and neglected topics.
In Eternity Is Now, bestselling author John Ortberg dispels the myth that eternal life is something way out in outer space that we can only hope to experience after we die – and that being saved is merely about meeting the minimal entrance requirements for getting into heaven. Instead, John unpacks the reality that the moment we trust Christ, we are initiated into ‘eternal living’ with God as a here and now reality, one that will continue beyond our life on this earth.
No Greater Love is a study of Jesus' interactions with people throughout the book of John, including Nicodemus, the woman at the well, and even the Pharisees. What did this love look like in action, especially with those who were hard to love? May this book help you better know His love for you, which, in the end, will lead you to becoming more like Him.
On the heels of Philip Yancey's bestselling The Jesus I Never Knew comes his equally insightful exploration of grace, the most powerful force in the universe and our only hope for love and forgiveness. Now available in softcover. Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award, the Christian Book of the Year Award, and the Retailers Choice Award.
The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts
Most Christians believe in God's power, yet few see evidence of the supernatural in their lives. The authors believe that God wants each of his followers to know the work of the Holy Spirit. In "Everyday Supernatural", they explore: How to live a Spirit-filled life that is consistent with Scripture; How to use the gifts of the Spirit as everyday tools; Practical ideas for prayer; why sometimes healing doesn’t t happen; Ways to show dependence upon the Holy Spirit.
A modern classic completely updated. Deere explains why God is still giving gifts of the Spirit, tells documented stories of contemporary miracles, reveals how people discover their spiritual gifts, and demonstrates how those gifts can be used in the church today. He offers continued proof on the practical matters of experiencing spiritual gifts, including many new stories of God's power, it is updated to interact with the latest scholarship defending and explaining the gifts of the Spirit.
Many people understand that, at the end of all things, Christ returns, God will create a new heaven and a new earth where those who have trusted in Christ will live with him for ever. But what about those who have 'passed on' well before this? Where are they now? When Oliver faced the death of his son Joel, at the age of 38, following a short and brutal fight with cancer, he set about researching and writing this powerful short book on heaven and committed to write whatever he discovered.
Paul explores the radical truth of what the Bible really teaches about heaven and its relevance for your life here and now on earth. Heaven isn't a place somewhere "out there"; it is a dimension of reality - the dimension where God's will is done. The good news isn't about escaping to heaven, but that God invites us to be part of bringing the kingdom of heaven to our square inch of the earth.
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Books for Men and Women
A down-to-earth retelling of certain biblical stories and truths, especially for men. The Bloke's Bible is a revised selection of familiar Bible stories, retold. Running parallel is the story of an ordinary guy who goes to the pub and, opening his battered Bible, reads and reflects and wonders everything you've ever wondered. Hard-hitting, challenging and very honest, Dave Hopwood's sharp observance of human nature and divine love makes an entertaining, exciting and often poignant read.
Better Together is a beacon of hope in a challenging storm. It’s where thoughts can be rechanneled and hope rekindled as author Danielle Strickland offers steps toward a real and workable solution. Her premise is that two things are needed for change: 1) imagine a better world, and 2) understand oppression. Understanding how oppression works is an important part of undoing it.
This is a resource book and one of encouragement for women leaders. It is written by a woman speaking into the lives of women, and features the testimonials of genuine women leaders. This is a blend of theology, theory and testimony. Gifted includes case studies from a variety of different leaders that reflect what is said in each chapter; this also includes women from different theological backgrounds.
This book is an attempt to speak to and about women with kindness, truth and sass. It's for Christian women of all ages, confident or questioning gender norms, who want to experience their femininity as a powerful identity that they can define and re-define as they grow as disciples. The Girl Deconstruction Project is part sledgehammer, part manifesto, and filled with personal stories, biblical insights and wisdom for living full, free and fierce.
Growing up on a council estate in East London, rapper Guvna B thinks he knows what it means to be a man. But when a personal tragedy sends him reeling, he's forced to think again. In this honest, unflinching memoir, Guvna B draws on his own experiences to explore how toxic masculinity is affecting young men today.
Work and the Economy
Calling takes men who long for a higher purpose but have settled for a job and leads them toward a fulfilling called career, helping them discover the real work God has destined them to do. Men today long for a calling but often settle for the next best thing: a job. They aspire for a higher purpose but still have bills to pay and family to support. But what if men could find their calling in the work they are already doing?
Exploring what God has to say about work, this book helps us to see our jobs, coworkers, business contacts, bosses, and workplaces the way God sees them. Full of inspiring stories, it empowers us to do good work with God, in His way, and to show and share Jesus in the challenges and opportunities of our daily work.
In Part 1, Andrew Hartropp looks at how Christ’s followers are to do justice in our economic relationships: as individuals, as households, in the workplace and as church communities. Part 2 shows how Jesus’s disciples can do justice in and through secular institutions, including companies and firms, banks and other financial institutions, then government institutions, and then in the international/global context.
The book carries stories and work based parables and revisits key principles from the early church /Ekklesia where God’s kingdom came to the marketplace, the workplace and local communities. His Kingdom, My Business inspires us to expect more. To see situations and colleagues with Jesus eyes, and experience His blessings. God is sending His people out to bless our workplaces, schools, communities and cities. Every Christian in the workplace has a key role to play.
The world of work can be perceived as an environment not always sympathetic to Christian values. It can be like a spiritual battleground for which we often feel unprepared. We know a God whose purposes are good and for our welfare, but there is also an enemy who wants to "steal, kill and destroy". Representing a wide cross-section of organisational levels and using very real stories of "successes" and "failures", he gives helpful, practical suggestions how to live as a Christian in the workplace