Packed with questions, stories, and discussion topics, this study guide features: The Big Ideas: The eye-opening central truths of each chapter Mythic Parables: Classic stories from Scripture as well as fairy tales, old and new Heart ...
Author: John Eldredge
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” That’s the offer of Christianity, from God himself. Jesus touched people, and they changed: the blind had sight, the lame walked, the deaf heard, the dead were raised. To be touched by God, in other words, is to be restored, to be made all God means us to be. That is what Christianity promises to do?make us whole, set us free, and bring us fully alive. In this revised and updated study guide, bestselling author John Eldredge takes you deeper into the secret of finding that life, identifying the battle over your heart, and embracing all God has in store for you. Packed with questions, stories, and discussion topics, this study guide features: The Big Ideas: The eye-opening central truths of each chapter Mythic Parables: Classic stories from Scripture as well as fairy tales, old and new Heart Monitors: Barometers for evaluating your feelings, struggles, and passions Leader’s Guide: A new leader’s guide to help you guide groups through the material No matter what you’ve known so far, an abundant and glorious new life is waiting for you—if you open the eyes of your heart and see.
Waking the Dead—newly revised and updated for these trying times—reveals the secret of finding a full life, identifying the fierce battle over our hearts, and embracing all that God has in store.
Author: John Eldredge
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” That’s the offer of Christianity, from God himself. Jesus touched people, and they changed: the blind had sight, the lame walked, the deaf heard, the dead were raised. To be touched by God, in other words, is to be restored, to be made all God means us to be. That is what Christianity promises to do?make us whole, set us free, bring us fully alive. Waking the Dead—newly revised and updated for these trying times—reveals the secret of finding that life, of identifying the fierce battle over our hearts, and of embracing all that God has in store.
In doing so, this book presents MacDonald as a successful model for Christians today.
Author: Dean Hardy
Interest in George MacDonald, a 19th century Scottish writer, has flourished in recent decades. Known primarily as a pioneer in fantasy literature, he is equally revered as a Victorian sage whose sermons greatly influenced C.S. Lewis. However, while literary studies on MacDonald abound, there are few attempts to explore MacDonald's philosophical thought. Because MacDonald avoided being stereotyped - he often eludes classification in the fields of theology and philosophy. Moreover, his style of writing can border on the mystical. But was MacDonald truly a mystic? He shares the Romanticist's interest in intuitive knowledge and borrowed freely from Neo-Platonists and mythic writers and poets of the past. In Waking the Dead, author Dean Hardy offers a pioneering study of MacDonald's theological and philosophical foundations as well as his methods as a Christian apologist. In doing so, this book presents MacDonald as a successful model for Christians today.
Blending their personal relationship with the professional lives they've stumbled into, they confront this work of art…and evil. They have to discover what brings it to life. And they have to destroy it—before it destroys them.
Author: Heather Graham
They say a painting can have a life of its own… In the case of Ghosts in the Mind painted by Henry Sebastian Hubert, that's more than just an expression. The characters are reputed to come to life—and to kill. The artist was a friend of Lord Byron and Mary Shelley, joining them in Switzerland in 1816, and now, almost two hundred years later, the painting appears in New Orleans. Wherever it goes, death seems to follow. Danielle Cafferty and Michael Quinn, occasional partners in solving crime, are drawn into the case. They begin to make connections between that summer in Switzerland and this spring in Louisiana. Danni, the owner of an eccentric antique shop, and Quinn, a private detective, have discovered that they have separate but complementary talents when it comes to investigating unusual situations. Blending their personal relationship with the professional lives they've stumbled into, they confront this work of art…and evil. They have to discover what brings it to life. And they have to destroy it—before it destroys them.
Hyacinth always assumed dying would simplify her life.
Author: Kerry Blaisdell
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Hyacinth always assumed dying would simplify her life. But when her new boss, Archangel Michael, sends her on her first official mission—to retrieve a powerful rock from a collector in Germany—things go downhill fast. For one thing, the Dead keep popping up, expecting her to guide them to the Afterlife. For another, her part-demon nephew Geordi's powers are starting to leak out, at age seven. What if Michael finds out about him? Worse, what if Satan does? Then there's her love life-after-death. Rooming with a dead French cop no one else can see is complicated enough. But when Jason, Geordi's lying Dioguardi Demon cousin, resurrects himself—so to speak—all Hell breaks loose. Literally. Can Hyacinth get Michael's rock back before Satan steals its powers and breaks free of his prison? Or will her single-minded pursuit put those she loves—and the rest of the world—in the path of Satan's fury?
A congressional candidate’s campaign threatens to unravel when he becomes consumed by an obsession with his dead lover in this masterful novel from bestselling author Scott Spencer Aspiring politician Fielding Pierce and social activist ...
Author: Scott Spencer
Publisher: Open Road Media
A congressional candidate’s campaign threatens to unravel when he becomes consumed by an obsession with his dead lover in this masterful novel from bestselling author Scott Spencer Aspiring politician Fielding Pierce and social activist Sarah Williams are madly in love. But while both are passionate liberals, their very different approaches to their beliefs result in a rollercoaster relationship. Nevertheless, when Sarah is killed in a terrorist attack during a mission to help Chilean refugees, Fielding is devastated and engrosses himself in his political ambitions. Years later, on the verge of election to the U.S. Congress, Fielding becomes haunted by Sarah’s memory, causing him to call into question not only his ideals but also his sanity. Told with heartbreaking intensity, Waking the Dead is a profound examination of love and loss. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Scott Spencer, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
These stories paint a picture of hope that through awakening those energies, people can heal their lives and remove the obstacles holding them hostage mentally, physically and spiritually.
Author: Samuel Bowling
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
We have all heard ghost stories and heard of things that go bump in the night. Sometimes these things may be more than we bargained for. The stories within this book are a witness to something beyond our scope of physical sight, laying somewhere between realms, worlds, life and death. The mystery of life unfolds with us trying to grasp at things we will never understand by science alone. Maybe people do have "spiritual hitchhikers" they pick up along the way in life. Could it be that many of the mental and physical issues people have are being driven by spiritual attachments or "other things" influencing their behaviors? May grief, addiction and depression issues be a result of things "impressing" upon our psyche? Can that create the state of paralysis, where depression feeds the emotional vampires holding each of us hostage? These stories paint a picture of hope that through awakening those energies, people can heal their lives and remove the obstacles holding them hostage mentally, physically and spiritually.
It's the end of the world.Lucy is the last living human.
Author: Jason Dias
It's the end of the world.Lucy is the last living human. She's surrounded by corpses that won't lay still. And she has a cure.She can cure seven people. Out of the millions of dead--doctors, teachers, sinners and saints, mothers and grandfathers and children, she can cure seven.How will she choose?Something out there doesn't want her to wake the dead. A malicious mind controls them. And Lucy is afraid it's her best friend and former lover.
Two decades ago when a magical war nearly destroyed all societies, those with supernatural gifts emerged from the shadows to help save the humans. Yet despite their contributions, the Magic Users are still treated like second-class citizens, being forced to register like criminals and monitored by traitors to their own kind.As a necromancer hiding her talents, Cressa struggles to raise enough money to free her mother from the Reformatory, a place far worse than prison. With a brother who's working against her and graduation on the line, Cressa finds it difficult to follow the laws of her world. And when the alluring Noah enters her life with an opportunity to take back what is hers, she can't resist the temptation to break all of the rules. Even her own. But Noah's intentions are not clear, and his own mysterious background lands Cressa in the middle of a supernatural battle she hadn't bargained for. He has plans of his own, and whether or not Cressa fits into them, is a question she must answer alone. Preferably before her heart makes that decision for her.
"A unique cast of characters drives this beautifully crafted tale that demands you keep a box of tissue on hand.
Author: D. B. Sieders
Meet Vivian. What do you do when death calls? The road to hell begins when the reaper darkens her door. A chance encounter with a dying stranger opens an empathic connection between down-on-her-luck caregiver Vivian Bedford and the world of spirits. Lazarus Darkmore, a grim reaper in a charming and seductive package, seeks to recruit her as a soul broker. Guardian spirit Ezra and his new apprentice Zeke offer protection from the reaper--so long as she works on their side of afterlife management. But these guardians are no angels, and their methods leave Vivian fearing the price of their protection. Her ability to channel conscious energy from the living, something no guardian or reaper can do, could be a game changer. If she can control it, she can use this power as leverage. And she needs a bargaining chip, especially when she discovers that incapacitated living mortals can supply energy for the spirit realm, making her disabled sister Mae a prime target for guardian and reaper alike. Can she move from pawn to major player in order to save Mae, and herself, from a horrific fate beyond the simple and fleeting terrors of death? "A unique cast of characters drives this beautifully crafted tale that demands you keep a box of tissue on hand. WAKING THE DEAD is a soul-wrenching look into the decisions one must make about life and death, not only for one's self, but for a loved one. Ms. Sieders knows how to put words on paper that touch the heart, and invigorate the mind." - InD'Tale Magazine ★★★★
To awaken the dead takes the power of the Holy Spirit. Latch hold of it now and
let the Spirit change your church and bring it back to vibrancy, health, and the
fulfillment of God's ... Imprimerie Polyglotte, 1886), p. 195. " 120 *Waking the Dead.
Author: Russell Burrill
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
Category: Church growth
The average life span of a church is about 70, then it begins to decay and decline. Here's hope for dying churches: they can be reborn, but it takes hard work.
In this study Karen Remmler explores the relationship between public and private forms of memory in the late prose of Ingeborg Bachmann by reading her Todesarten as exemplary attempts to critically question the remembering of the Shoah in ...
Author: Karen Remmler
Publisher: Ariadne Press (CA)
Category: History in literature.
In this study Karen Remmler explores the relationship between public and private forms of memory in the late prose of Ingeborg Bachmann by reading her Todesarten as exemplary attempts to critically question the remembering of the Shoah in postwar Austrian society. Walter Benjamin's notion of historical memory as "insightful remembering" (Eingedenken) provides a method by which to examine the interrelationship between the formation of public memory and subjective memories of the past. Bachmann's prose depicts the consequences of individual memory wrought by a public memory that is based on monumentalized views of the past. Such views represent historical experience as static and separate from the present rather than as part of an historical process that continues into the present. The author argues that the actual process of remembering depicted in the Todesarten articulates the dilemma of remembering and "misremembering" the Shoah evident in the social and psychological structures of postwar Austrian society via the struggle of female protagonists to incorporate their own renderings of painful experience into a public memory that does not acknowledge the historical context of this experience. Although Todesarten as text represents an attempt at creating a forum in which to speak of the silenced memories of the Nazi past, the protagonists represent the inability to form a collective act of remembering. Instead the female protagonists project their empathy towards victims of historical atrocity onto their personal experiences, thus preventing a productive interchange between individual and public memory.
"We must learn to see life spiritually. We must get our hearts back." In his book Waking the Dead, best-selling author John Eldredge reveals that things are not what they seem; this is a world at war; and you have a crucial role to play.
Author: John Eldredge
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Stating that many people live lives marked by drudgery and misinterpreted purposes, a guide on tapping one's hidden glory suggests four means to achieving authenticity including discipleship, counseling, healing, and warfare. Original.