The Way of Blessing

Author: Roy Godwin
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781414333
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Religion

You’re invited on a spiritual pilgrimage to the windswept hills of Wales. Within that small, praying community known as Ffald-y-Brenin, the deaf hear, the blind see, and the broken receive healing. Roy Godwin reveals how God has given believers the authority to bless others. As the executive director of the Wales retreat center, he shares how this ministry began, stories of miraculous healings, and ways you can usher God’s presence into your community. It begins when we stop chasing blessings and become God’s conduit for blessing others.

The Grace Outpouring

Author: Roy Godwin
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434704165
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Religion

An inspiration for the creation of houses of prayer around the world, The Grace Outpouring is a captivating account of spiritual renewal on a Welsh hillside. When Roy Godwin turned his back on a lucrative consulting job to lead the quiet retreat center Ffald-y-Brenin in West Wales, he wasn’t sure what was next. Then God showed up. In the years since the Godwins welcomed their first surprise guests to Ffald-y-Brenin, God has drawn thousands of seekers to this converted hill-farm with a tangible presence of healing and power. Along with its accompanying study guide, The Grace Outpouring offers fascinating stories of God’s work on a remote hillside as well as inspiring insight into how God can work in readers’ own communities.

Church Zero

Author: Peyton Jones
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781408806
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Religion

A radical call to reform, Church Zero is a punk-rock approach to the pressing issue of gaining ground as rapidly as the early church. With a fresh perspective forged in the dirty trenches of international post-Christian societies, Peyton Jones pulls no punches as he brings this message to the American Church: We have lost our way. The church is losing ground fast: losing the generation under age 30 and drawing few nonbelievers toward Christ. Christ gave us a leadership model for commando outreach, and the church has ignored it for too long. Will we continue down the path of self-preservation, defending our stalled church structures? Or will we follow the blueprint Jesus lays out? Church Zero challenges readers to once again become a radical, dangerous people who cannot be ignored. It’s time to break out!

Rediscovering the Ministry of Blessing

Author: Russ Parker
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 9780281069828
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Genre: Religion

The Bible teaches us', Russ Parker writes, 'that blessing is a unique ministry resource gifted to believers to effect the purposes of God in peoples' lives.' In this enthralling book, the author tells of situations of family estrangement, depression and chronic illness; of times of hopelessness and helplessness where miraculous transformation has been wrought through calling on God to bless someone with the richest blessing they are able to receive. As he has travelled the country teaching on the ministry of blessing, Russ has seen an enthusiastic response and uptake, especially amongst those involved in prayer ministry. He believes it is time for all who want to be part of God's renewal - both in church and through reaching out to the wider community - to consider how we might help others to flourish as the people God has called them to be. 'Russ Parker's ground breaking work on healing community history will be so helpful to churches. It has greatly helped me.' The Rt Revd Graeme Dow, former Bishop of Carlisle

Dirty Glory

Author: Pete Greig
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781631466151
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Religion

For many Christians, prayer is an obligation that has little bearing on everyday life. The story of the 24/7 prayer movement demonstrates in gripping detail how prayer is far more than an obligation and how God is far more interested in prayer than we are. Continuing to chronicle the life and extraordinary ministry of the 24/7 prayer movement for a readership anxiously awaiting this title, Pete Greig tells story after story of God's faithful interaction with human prayer to change lives and cultures.

Windows of the Soul

Author: Ken Gire
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310864790
Release Date: 2011-01-04
Genre: Religion

Praise for Windows of the SoulEvery once in a while a book comes along that makes you stop and think—and then think some more—like Ken Gire’s wonderful book Windows of the Soul.—John Trent in Christian Parenting TodayKen Gire has created a book that gently pours forth, like water out of a garden bucket, cleansing our thoughts and opening the petals of our spirits, providing us with a new sense of clarity in our search for God. —Manhattan (KS) MercuryEach word, each phrase, is painstakingly wrought, loaded with thoughts and prayer, and filled with new glimpses of God’s love, grace, and strength. —The Christian AdvocateWindows of the Soul will surprise you with the many and varied windows God uses to speak to us. With the heart of an artist, Ken Gire paints word pictures in prose and poetry that will thrill your heart.—Mature LivingWindows of the Soul is a rare book, resounding with the cry for communion that is both ours and God’s. With passion, honesty, and beauty, Ken Gire calls us to a fresh sensitivity to God’s voice speaking through the unexpected parables that surround us.—Christian Courier

Hungry for God

Author: Margaret Feinberg
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310332084
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Genre: Religion

In your heart you feel the longing—an emptiness that can’t be satisfied by food, or friendships, or entertainment, or success, or anything this world can offer. Only God can fill the void. More than you know, you hunger for God. In Hungry for God, critically acclaimed author Margaret Feinberg puts you in touch with your desire for intimacy with your Creator and what it takes to find fulfillment. Feinberg writes, “The sound of his voice is spiritual nourishment, his voice a banquet for my soul—every syllable a tasty morsel, every expression flavored with love.” With rare insight into the Scriptures, human nature, and the heart of God, Feinberg invites you to discover the ways in which God speaks to you not from the top of some holy mountain, but in the midst of your everyday affairs. Learning to hear God’s voice isn’t as much a destination as it is a journey, and if you travel far enough, you’ll find yourself abiding in the presence of God. Passionate, honest, and filled with wisdom and inspiration, Hungry for God will help you cultivate the holy intimacy your spirit craves.

Red Moon Rising

Author: Pete Greig
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781412872
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Religion

From the Upper Room of Pentecost to Azusa Street in Los Angeles, God has used prayer movements throughout history to change the world. Over fifteen years ago, a group of students gathered for a prayer vigil in Chichester, England—and the prayers they started haven’t stopped. Out of that first meeting came 24-7 Prayer: an international movement of prayer, mission, and justice that has reached Chinese underground churches, Indian slums, Papua New Guinea jungles, ancient English cathedrals, and even a brewery in Missouri. Red Moon Rising is the story of how that movement continues today—and how each of us can be a part of the miracles God is doing through a new generation.

The Grace Outpouring

Author: Roy Godwin
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 0781408466
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Religion

Guests at the Ffald-y-Brenin Christian Retreat Center first notice two things: the beautiful surroundings of the hills of southwest Wales and the quiet awareness of God's presence there. The Grace Outpouring will inspire you with true stories of God at work in an ordinary, converted hill farm and challenge you to prepare a place for Him to work in your community as well.

Learning Through Life s Trials

Author: Larry Richman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0941846172
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre:

"You can choose to see a trial as a roadblock or an expressway. If you see it as a roadblock, it will obstruct your way. However, if you see it as an expressway, you can use it to learn and grow." "The gospel of Jesus Christ is the plan whereby we can become what God wants us to become. In fact, we become great people because of our trials, not in spite of them." This booklet reviews the nature, origins, and purposes of adversity and includes suggestions on how to patiently trust in the Lord and His eternal plan and how to use these trials to learn and grow stronger. You can benefit from your trials if you: Develop a relationship with God Let others help you Let God carry your burdens Trust that the Lord is in control and allow His will to be done Remember that everyone has challenges Let adversity make you a better person Live with integrity Be patient Make the best of your situation Serve others Keep a positive attitude Keep an eternal perspective

Sanctuary

Author: David Strutt
Publisher: Malcolm Down
ISBN: 1910786772
Release Date: 2017-10-06
Genre:

Sanctuary is a collection of daily thoughts and insights designed to encourage the reader to come into the presence of God to praise Him, to hear Him, and be healed and restored by the wonders of His love and faithfulness. Sanctuary is not meant at all to replace daily Bible reading but instead aims to stimulate, inspire, and refresh you by helping you to go deeper into His love. Reflecting on the nature of God, Sanctuary contains exciting testimonies and encouragement to pursue the Lord for spiritual gifts to be evident in our everyday lives. Each day is arranged so you can coincide your reading with the date order or at your own pace using the numbered days. At the end of each day's reading, there is a short prayer as a source of inspiration for further meditation.

Chasing the Dragon

Author: Jackie Pullinger
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441268624
Release Date: 2007-05-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Inside Hong Kong was the infamous Walled City. Strangers were not welcome there. Police hesitated to enter. It was a haven of filth, crime, and sin. Prostitution, pornography, and drug addiction flourished. Jackie Pullinger had grown up believing that if she put her trust in God, He would lead her. When she was twenty years old, God called her to the Walled City. She obeyed. And as she spoke of Jesus Christ, brutal hoods were converted, prostitutes retired from their trade, and heroin junkies found new power that freed them from the bondage of drug addiction. Hundreds discovered new life in Christ. Chasing the Dragon tells the whole amazing story exactly as it happened. Equally amazing has been the reach of this ministry, now detailed in this updated and revised edition. From Hong Kong to the Philippines, Thailand, and beyond, the ministry that started with Jackie and her friends taking people in to live and care for them has continued and developed to form the present St. Stephen's Society. Readers will be inspired by this tale of trust and loving like Jesus.

The Joy of the Gospel

Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 9780553419542
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: Religion

The perfect gift! A specially priced, beautifully designed hardcover edition of The Joy of the Gospel with a foreword by Robert Barron and an afterword by James Martin, SJ. “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus… In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis This special edition of Pope Francis's popular message of hope explores themes that are important for believers in the 21st century. Examining the many obstacles to faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles, he emphasizes the importance of service to God and all his creation. Advocating for “the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned,” the Holy Father shows us how to respond to poverty and current economic challenges that affect us locally and globally. Ultimately, Pope Francis demonstrates how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, “to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.” Profound in its insight, yet warm and accessible in its tone, The Joy of the Gospel is a call to action to live a life motivated by divine love and, in turn, to experience heaven on earth. Includes a foreword by Robert Barron, author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage From the Hardcover edition.

The Life Jesus Made Possible

Author: Bill Randall
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1493717235
Release Date: 2018-04-02
Genre:

To the faithful follower of Jesus, life is anything but ordinary as he or she experiences the things of heaven transforming the things of earth. Followers of this untamed King grow to expect the Spirit to show up and demonstrate God's love, truth and power in tangible ways every day. In this Kingdom the guilty experience forgiveness, the wounded are healed, the bound are set free and the fearful are overwhelmed by God's transforming love...Are you ready to explore and experience the Kingdom within your reach? Assuming you are, let's begin our journey to discover what it can mean to live the life Jesus made possible! - From the introduction "This is an intensely practical and applicable book that helps Christians activate their God-given agency by seeing where God is at work and joining him in His quest to transform the world, inch-by-inch, in the context of everyday life. Dynamic!" - Alan Hirsch, Author & Activist ..".Bill Randall is challenging us to go beyond belief to actively engage, announce, and advance the Kingdom of God, moving the gospel message from the 'then and there' to the 'here and now'..." - Dr. Terry Wardle, President, Healing Care Ministries ..".The Life Jesus Made Possible will embolden you to take up your call as an apprentice of Jesus in his magnificent Kingdom and find yourself transformed by the Spirit along the way. A must read for everyday missional people." - Christiana Rice, Author, Coach and Trainer with Thresholds "Bill Randall's powerful new book, The Life Jesus Made Possible, unearths the real meaning of the normal Christian life and teaches us how to walk in our divine mandate as world changers and history makers..." - Kris Vallotton, Author and Senior Leader, Bethel Church, Redding, CA ..".There is a select group of books that work on the reader like a well-guided retreat, The Life Jesus Made Possible is one of them." - Dr. Robb Redman, Dean and Professor, South University