The bestselling author's inspiring account of her spiritual journey into discovering the love of God. "Beautifully written . . . the message and challenge of the book is profound. . . . This book will awaken your longing and set you off on your own spiritual journey."—Today's Christian Woman "A joy to read from beginning to end."—Virtue Magazine Sue Monk Kidd explores the thrilling possibilities of God's everlasting love. God's Joyful Surprise makes an important statement about devotion to God rather than activity. Strands of humor and warmth woven throughout make it a joy to read from beginning to end.
As Children of the Master Architect, Our Limitations Do Not Limit Us
Author: Adrienne Aristil
Pubpsher: WestBow Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
It is not only your efforts that can take you where you want to be. Even though we do our best, we won't be able to meet the requirements of this demanding society. But God can take our incapacity and our humbling efforts and use them for His glory. We just have to trust the Master Architect's plan. Sometimes we wrestle with life by trying to do it on our own way, but the real problem is our unwillingness to surrender to God for His plan for our lives. Again, throughout this book, you will read testimonies about different situations of what God can do through His children's lives when they surrender.
John C. Purdy looks at familiar aspects of daily work in an unfamiliar way, that is, in relation to the parables of Jesus. In each of twelve chapters, Purdy examines one of the parables to see what it has to say about God's kingdom--its present demands and future rewards. Then, he shows what the parable means in the workplace. Finally, in a refreshing and practical way, he combines insights from the parable and insights from work experiences to draw forth a concrete message, a distinct pattern for being faithful to God.
This daily devotional is based on selected reflections written over a three-year period by the author whose challenging, thoughtprovoking, and personal reflections invite the reader to pause, be still, and know the presence of God. Begun as a daily discipline of quiet time, each day includes a Scripture reading, the author's reflection, and a concluding prayer. An inspiring resource for teens and adults, the book includes special holiday devotions for Christmas, Easter, and more.
Our busy exterior may be a cover-up for an undernourished interior soul. Modern life is so packed with things to do that we have not learned to be truly human. It is difficult to nurture the spiritual life in a media-saturated world filled with relentless information, ongoing activities, material wants, worrisome uncertainties, and seductive addictions. Being Truly Human challenges readers to give space in their busy life for God to do the work of transformation in the inner self. It takes inspiration from the Desert Fathers of the fourth and fifth centuries whose directness, simplicity, and concreteness to life's struggles provide a fresh perspective for modern saints. Like the desert saints, modern Christians are challenged to begin a spiritual odyssey, in the wilderness of their soul, to become their true selves. To be truly human means the freedom to love in concrete acts of humility and hospitality, acts which are truly lacking in our world today. The practice of solitude and silence will lead us to be indifferent to the crying needs of our false selves and to give God our undivided attention, which is necessary for the spiritual formation of our true selves.
The Book of Revelation offers rewards to those who have overcome demonic activity, trials, and temptations. The Seduction of Christianity equips the Church to overcome the battles, deceptions, and seductions that will assail her in the final hours of this age.Subjects covered in depth include: Knowing your Destiny False Prophets True and False Revival Fear of the Lord Martyrdom Righteous Judgments Strange Fire Sexual Brokenness Seduction Preparation of the Bride The Seduction of Christianity is a mandate to the end-times Church, combining mature biblical teaching with revelatory encounters. The onslaughts and upheavals that will confront you require the Church to move quickly into a new level of resolve, discipline, and authority.You will be ready to face down the seducer and take your rightful place beside the King of kings and Lord of lords!
The stories of Jesus, placed in the context of the familiar and factual, are filled with metaphors that audiences can understand and appreciate. Metaphors not only inform and persuade, but also fire up readers' imaginations and get them involved as participants. Humans are primed to think and feel metaphorically, and so Garden of the Soul aims to metaphorically explore five landscapes that feature prominently in the Bible. Each metaphorical landscape throws light on an aspect of spiritual life. The bountiful garden speaks of growth, the flowing river calls for unceasing prayer, the raging sea mirrors the turbulence of a journey of faith, the barren desert transforms by emptying life's clutter, and the high mountain challenges readers to scale its peak to glimpse a transcendent vision of God. This book will inform, enrich, and challenge readers' spiritual lives throughout their journey from garden to mountain.
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