No Easy Jesus

Author: Jason Mitchell
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 9781496414441
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Religion

“Too many Christians I know have grown bored and frustrated with just ‘believing’ in Jesus. They’ve settled for salvation someday, not realizing they can experience a fuller life today.” Many Christians share a secret. Few of us dare to speak it out loud, because doing so would feel like taking a slap at God—and it wouldn’t make us look good either. Yet this secret is affecting us painfully on the inside every single day. Here it is: Believing in Jesus has left us disappointed. At one point we were thrilled and hopeful about living a life of trusting in Christ. But over time our experience has failed to live up to our expectations or make the difference we thought it would. So we’ve begun to think: “This can’t be all there is to being a Christian.” If that’s what you’ve been thinking . . . you’re right. No Easy Jesus holds the key to moving forward when you’re bored, disillusioned, and beaten down by faith-as-usual. It’s a clarion challenge to wake up each day and choose Jesus all over again; to make the tough, gritty choices that align your way with His and lead to true fullness of life. Because when you decided to follow Jesus, you didn’t sign up for what was easiest—you signed up for what was best.

Leben mit Vision

Author: Rick Warren
Publisher: Gerth Medien
ISBN: 9783961222148
Release Date: 2014-01-06
Genre: Religion

Dieses biblisch fundierte Buch wird Ihnen helfen, Gottes besondere Pläne für Ihr Leben zu entdecken. Rick Warren begleitet Sie durch eine 42-tägige geistliche Reise, die Ihre Antwort auf die wichtigste Frage des Lebens verändern wird: "Warum lebe ich eigentlich"? Gottes Berufung für sich zu kennen wird Stress reduzieren, Ihre Energien bündeln, Ihre Entscheidungen vereinfachen und Ihrem Leben einen Sinn geben. Dass Sie leben, war kein kosmischer Unfall. Schon vor der Erschaffung des Universums hatte Gott eine genaue Vorstellung von Ihnen und schuf Sie zu einem bestimmten Ziel und Sinn. Finden Sie ihn heraus! Die Erstausgabe dieses Buches avancierte zum weltweiten Bestseller und ist das meistverkaufte Sachbuch Nordamerikas. Diese Neuauflage wurde sprachlich überarbeitet und um zwei Kapitel ergänzt ("Die Neid-Falle" und "Die Gefallsucht-Falle"). Darüber hinaus enthält jedes der 42 Kapitel QR-Codes bzw. Links zu Websites, auf denen Sie ergänzend ca. 40-50 Minuten lange vertiefende Predigten von Rick Warren zum jeweiligen Thema finden (in Originalsprache).

No Easy Choice

Author: Ellen Painter Dollar
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 9781611641554
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Genre: Religion

In No Easy Choice, Ellen Painter Dollar tells her gut-wrenching story of living with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)—a disabling genetic bone disorder that was passed down to her first child—and deciding whether to conceive a second child who would not have OI using assisted reproduction. Her story brings to light the ethical dilemmas surrounding advanced reproductive technologies. What do procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) say about how we define human worth? If we avoid such procedures, are we permitting the suffering of our children? How do we identify a "good life" in a consumer society that values appearance, success, health, and perfection? Dollar considers multiple sides of the debate, refusing to accept the matter as simply black and white. Her book will help parents who want to understand and make good decisions about assisted reproduction, as well as those who support and counsel them, including pastors and medical professionals.

The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2013

Author: David N. Mosser
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426758522
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Religion

Pastors and other preachers have long turned to The Abingdon Preaching Annual for help with one of the central tasks of their ministry: sermon preparation. The 2013 edition of the Annual continues and, in response to our faithful readers, improves this fine tradition. Sermon helps include: lectionary-based sermons for each Sunday and special liturgical event of the year; lectionary commentary; and 15 topical sermon series on diverse themes like missions, modern families, life in the Holy Spirit, stewardship, and more. Worship planning aids include a four-year liturgical event calendar Guide to liturgical colors; 2013 lectionary readings in one, easy-to-read table; and related worship aids following each lectionary sermon, and each sermon series. The Abingdon Preaching Annual, always a trusted resource, is the most comprehensive and useful aid for sermon preparation you will find.

Christian China and the Light of the World

Author: David Wang
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441269058
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Religion

The Light Shines in the Darkness There is more to China's story than its rise as a global economic power. The Holy Spirit has birthed a vibrant, rapidly growing house church movement in China's cities. For years, Christians in the West have heard rumors of house churches in the rural countryside with believers numbering in the tens of millions. Now the underground movement has emerged among China's upwardly mobile, globally connected urbanites--and there will be no turning back! In Christian China and the Light of the World, you'll meet believers serving God's people in the People's Republic of China. Learn about the political, social and economic pressures faced by the urban Chinese church, and find out how you can pray for and support your sisters and brothers in Christ who are following Him no matter the cost. Their true stories of the Holy Spirit's miraculous move across the most populous nation on earth will thrill and inspire you . . . and lead you to worship the Light that darkness cannot overcome.

Party of Two

Author: Tim LaHaye
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780892216383
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Family & Relationships

Are you puzzled by why God would allow two such different people to be married to one another? This book answers these questions and many more. It explains the role that temperament has on our actions and how this and the basic differences between men and women can create conflict in a marriage.

If You Know Who You Are You ll Know What to Do

Author: Ronald J. Greer
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426722776
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Religion

A timely discussion on the impact and importance of integrity. Author Ronald J. Greer: “People today want to live with more depth and authenticity—to be true to who God created them to be. There is a desire to get it right, to live lives of integrity. There is a sense that living with integrity would be to experience greater meaning, purpose, and fulfillment. “But what does integrity mean? What does it involve? And how do we go about doing it? This book is designed to address the issue of integrity in a thoughtful, practical way. It is written from my vantage as a Christian, a minister, and a pastoral counselor. It is for those who want to understand what integrity means, how it can benefit them, and how to apply it to their lives.”

12 Rules For Life

Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641239848
Release Date: 2018-10-29
Genre: Social Science

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Think Like God

Author: Robert Jones
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 9781622873623
Release Date: 2013-07-10
Genre: Religion

Do you feel as though you're sinking and drowning in life? Have the storms of life been holding you back? If so, then this book is a must-read for you. I have fought and won many battles against the darkness of anger, fear, trust, and doubt; and so can you. I am not a pastor or a theologian. In fact, I have a secular job, just like most of you, which is another reason why you need to read this book: It was written by someone very much like you. It's Time for You to Discover: How to cooperate with the new thing God is doing in you How to avoid the 8 sins that leave no room for God How to find God's wisdom as your ultimate GPS How to break the power of a negative thought How to change your perspective and your life Author Bio: When you need a friend, Robert Jones is available. He is a good listener and does not judge. He will console you and empathize with you but he won't enable you. He will remind you that Jesus loves you and will walk beside you, and if you turn your life over to Jesus great things will happen. Through this book he will be that friend to you, too. Robert turned his life over to Jesus when he was twenty two years of age and has been cultivating that relationship ever since. He has been blessed in his personal and professional life. Robert makes his living as a commercial real estate appraiser and has three beautiful daughters and a handsome grandson. Robert is a man of integrity and strongly believes that the seed principal is not biased in that, what a person sows he will surely reap. Robert's father was a man who has never met a stranger, and has passed that trait along to him. So, if you ever have the opportunity to meet Robert, please don't hesitate because he would be honored with your presence and would love to meet you. keywords: Conquer, Conquer Storms, Life Challenges, Overcome Challenges, Men, Deliverance, Robert Jones, Think Like God

Freut euch und jubelt

Author: Franziskus (Papst),
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 9783451814761
Release Date: 2018-04-24
Genre: Religion

Franziskus fordert gerne einmal "Gesichter von freudigen Menschen", der Papst hält Freude für ein zentrales Element im Leben. Das hat er in seinen Werken, Ansprachen und Predigten immer wieder klargemacht. In seinem Lehrschreiben "Freut euch und jubelt" formuliert er neue Gedanken dazu und verbindet sie auf originelle Weise mit dem Begriff der "Heiligkeit". Heiligkeit als etwas, zu dem jeder von uns berufen ist, zu einem erfüllten und gelingenden Leben. Franziskus spricht über unseren konkreten Alltag, über die Herausforderungen und Sorgen, aber eben auch eine Freude, die das Leben durchzieht und trägt. Die Gedanken des Papstes sind ein kostbarer Schlüssel zum Evangelium, das als Botschaft nicht nur froh, sondern auch Freude macht, und das Franziskus uns so neu aufschließt. Sein persönliches Lob der "Mittelschicht der Heiligkeit", eine päpstliche Ode an die Freude und ein inspirierendes Werk für alle - Christen und Nichtchristen.