Author: Andy Robb
Publisher: Our Street Books
View: 5504Gives the reader an overview of Church history from the early church to the present day, and the idiosyncrasies of modern day church life. It covers all the stuff that young readers need to know and understand to help them see that being a Christian is an exciting and dynamic process.
Authorized King James Version
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
View: 9720The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.
A Balanced, Biblical Look at the Holy Spirit's Work in Our Lives
Author: R.T. Kendall
Publisher: Charisma Media
View: 5729The Holy Spirit... Greater than your theology, bigger than denominations, beyond all we can imagine, God's gift to the church and to you Debate about the Holy Spirit has been around for a long time. In Holy Fire, best-selling author and respected theologian R. T. Kendall sets the record straight about the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives and in the life of the church. If you want to increase your knowledge of this most misunderstood member of the Trinity, or if you long to experience His presence in your life in a deeper way than ever before, this book is for you. Are you charismatic? He is bigger than your signs-and-wonders events. Are you Reformed? He will not be limited by your theology. As Jesus said of the Holy Spirit, “He blows where He will.”
Finding Spiritual Balance in a Hyperconnected Age
Author: Tricia McCary Rhodes
View: 2421If you had time to slow down, you’d notice: You’re more easily distracted lately. You forget the details of your life more often than you used to. You get easily agitated and have trouble resting, even though you’re more tired than you remember ever being. Even your spiritual life is not immune: You struggle to pray, to read the Scriptures, to be still and know that God is God. Welcome to now. Our technology has greatly improved much of our lives, but in the process our brains are being rewired on a daily basis, and our capacity to be centered in our souls, in our lives, is at risk. Brain scientists are aware of this unprecedented change, but the solutions aren’t found in science: They’re found in the ancient practices of the faith. Tricia McCary Rhodes reintroduces us to the classic disciplines of Scripture reading, meditation, prayer, and contemplation, not just as technologies to aid our faith but as tools to keep us focused and mindful in an increasingly disorienting digital age.
Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
View: 9581Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.
The decline of local newspapers and the rise of online community news
Author: David Harte,Rachel Howells,Andy Williams
Category: Social Science
View: 3641In the wake of the withdrawal of commercial journalism from local communities at the beginning of the 21st century, Hyperlocal Journalism critically explores the development of citizen-led community news operations. The book draws together a wide range of original research by way of case studies, interviews, and industry and policy analysis, to give a complete view of what is happening to communities as their local newspapers close or go into decline to be replaced by emerging forms of digital news provision. This study takes the United Kingdom as its focus but its findings speak to common issues found in local media systems in other Western democracies. The authors investigate who is producing hyperlocal news and why, as well as production practices, models of community and participatory journalism, and the economics of hyperlocal operations. Looking holistically at hyperlocal news, Hyperlocal Journalism paints a vivid picture of citizens creating their own news services via social media and on free blogging platforms to hold power to account, redress negative reputational geographies, and to tell everyday stories of community life. The book also raises key questions about the sustainability of such endeavours in the face of optimism from commentators and policy-makers.
Simple Ways to Untie the Knots in a Husband ? Wife Relationship
Publisher: Notion Press
Category: Family & Relationships
View: 9078The book Holy Wedlock or Unholy Deadlock encompasses varied phases and facets of a couple?s marital relationship. It invites you to identify, understand and handle realities of marriage that invariably shock almost every couple at one point or the other. Creating a happy marriage is a mysterious process. There is no denying the fact that bonding together a man and a woman, who until now were mostly strangers to each other, is complex and, therefore, cumbersome. It is, indeed, intriguing as to how two distinct individuals merge into a life-partnership. The adjustment required post marriage has more to do with individual compatibility than a messing together of two ways of life. It is important to give each other room to grow and to accept one another for ?who? he or she is. Many couples seeking to heal their acrimonious tiffs and rifts could well find this book talking to them about their own selves and their journey through conjugal life. There is much to take home!
Exposing the Dangers of the Modern Grace Message
Author: Michael L. Brown
Publisher: Charisma Media
View: 3578The great deception of the 21st century At a time when the church needs an urgent wake-up call and a fresh encounter with Jesus, the hyper-grace message is lulling many to sleep. Claiming to be a new revelation of grace, this teaching is gaining in popularity, but is it true? Or is the glorious truth of grace being polluted by errors, leading to backsliding, compromise, and even the abandonment of faith? Hyper-Grace looks at the major teachings put forth by many adherents of this “grace reformation” and prayerfully compares those teachings with the Word of God, answering questions such as: · How do our sins affect our relationship with God? · What is the relevance of the Old Testament to our faith? · What does Jesus actually have to say about grace? Without watering down the Bible’s true message of grace, Michael Brown gives you the facts, demonstrating the dangers of this seductive message and showing you how to keep from being taken in.