Secular and spiritual prophets of doom abound in the information-rich twenty-first century - as they have for millennia. But there has yet to be worldwide floods, meteor impact, global computer failure, obvious alien contact, or direct intervention from God to end the world as we know it. Considering the frequency with which prophecy apparently fails, why do prophecies continue to be made, and what social functions do they serve? This volume gives a concise, but comprehensive, overview of the rich diversity of prophecy, its role in major world religions as well as in new religions and alternative spiritualties, its social dynamics and its impact on individuals’ lives. Academic analyses are complimented with contextualized primary source testimonies of those who live and have lived within a prophetic framework. The book argues that the key to understanding the more dramatic, apocalyptic and millenarian aspects of prophecy is in appreciating prophecy’s more mundane manifestations and its role in providing meaning and motivation in everyday life.
Author: Steve Trullinger
Publisher: 5 Fold Media
Release Date: 2017-04-05
Steve Trullinger invites you to explore with him the most fascinating place in the universe—the Father’s heart. By looking through an array of “windows,” each focused on a perspective of Abba’s fatherly love, you will be treated to a delightful sampling of the infinitely rich and textured source of all love. Be prepared to enjoy a deepening of your relationship with your heavenly Father as you discover just some of the ways that He delights Himself in you, and you in Him. You would be well-advised to set aside enough time to read this captivating collection in one sitting; it will be difficult to interrupt your exploration!
In today's America, an abortion is performed every 26 seconds. Since 1973, nearly 58 million abortions have been performed in the United States alone, devastating countless women, men, and families. If you have had an abortion, know someone who has, or desire to make a pro-life impact in your community, Created to Live features resources, hard truths, and practical steps to help end the abortion epidemic. The days of hanging in the balance are over. The grey area is quickly becoming black or white. The choice is ours. Cathy Harris, a post-abortive woman herself, gives insight through her own story. Looking for new life for herself after her abortion, Cathy was brave enough to step through the doors of a church. Because of one bold conversation, a genuine community, and a merciful God, life found her. Now she dreams that other women will find the abundant life they search for, both before and after abortion. Equipping women, church communities, and pastors, Created to Live starts the conversation that few are brave enough to start. God will always be merciful: will you be part of the abortion-free community that thousands of women and babies need?
From Justin Bieber, to Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, to the controversial documentary Jesus Camp (2006), the New Apostolic Reformation's influence can be seen everywhere in mainstream America. Beginning with an examination of the Latter Rain, Church Growth and Shepherding movements, this book explores how the new Reformation has become one of the most powerful movements in modern evangelical Christianity and a major influence on American political and cultural life. The author describes the New Apostolic Reformation's organization, how the movement spread and its national and international objectives.
Pietro ist clever und smart und war Killer für die New Yorker Mafia. Er stieg aus und glaubt sich sicher – er ist erstens im Zeugenschutzprogramm und zweitens Arzt in einem Krankenhaus. Bis einer der alten Feinde eingeliefert wird. Diagnose: Krebs im Endstadium. Wenn er stirbt, ist Pietro geliefert. Die nächsten acht Stunden im Tollhaus der Klinik werden zum atemlosen Wettkampf um sein Leben...»Schneller als der Tod« ist ein adrenalingeladener Thriller mit Dialogen, so scharf geschliffen wie ein Skalpell. Josh Bazell schreibt extrem cool und schockierend unterhaltsam – so zynisch und komisch, als hätte Tarantino bei Dr. House Regie geführt.