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Paul Basden leads bewildered churches through the worship maze, showing how they can find a faithful and fitting style for their own services.
Is business just a way to make money? Or can the marketplace be a venue for service to others? Scott B. Rae and Kenman L. Wong seek to explore this and other critical business issues from a uniquely Christian perspective, offering up a vision for work and service that is theologically grounded and practically oriented.
Bruce Howard opens our eyes to the moral and ethical influences in economic life and sheds light on the market?s philosophical underpinnings.
Making sense of our human existence can be difficult, but we may experience particular moments that prompt us to search for something deeper. Os Guinness tells stories of people who experienced these "signals of transcendence" and followed them to find new meaning and purpose in life—and the same can be true for us.
Sometimes, we feel stretched further than we ever thought physically, emotionally, or spiritually possible. In this honest, inspirational, and humorous book, Katie Schnack looks at the hard realities of life with no sugar coating or toxic positivity, but also gently reminds us of the good. Even in dark times, we can get glimpses of life.
Alex Gee tells a very personal story about dealing with pain and loss. After his wife had several miscarriages, Alex lost two children at birth. This book reveals how he processed these experiences with God. He examines how we ask and answer the hard questions of pain and suffering, and how our view of God may change as a result.
Continuing the tradition of nativities peopled by santons, Sylvie Vanhoozer brought these "little saints" from her native Provence to England, Scotland, and the United States. Now she invites readers to join the tradition in the rhythms of nature and the church calendar through weekly reflections and her own botanical illustrations.
Suffering comes to us all. But Christians today are often not prepared to suffer well and have a shortsighted view of pain and trials. In this book Ken Boa shows how God uses suffering to shape his children for eternity and to grow them in Christlike character. The nature of our affliction is not as important as our response to it, and God is at work through our hardships and wants to use them to prepare us for eternal life.
Aspects of death and the afterlife are hotly debated among evangelical Christians. In this NSBT volume Paul Williamson works through Old and New Testament passages, taking care to understand the ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman backgrounds. Showing that there is exegetical support for the traditional evangelical understanding of death and the afterlife, he questions the growing popularity of alternative understandings.
Wren Crawford is a social worker whose struggles with anxiety and depression are starting to overcome her. She finds solace in art and spiritual formation along with traditional therapeutic interventions, but a relationship from her past threatens to undo her progress. As Wren seeks healing in this beautifully written novel, readers are invited to move beyond pat answers into an experience of hope that illuminates the darkness.