Relatable and full of biblical truth, this book reminds us of the gospel's greatest paradox: in order to save our lives, we must first lose them. Against the grain of our "it's all about me" society, the author explains how it's only when we let the gospel cost us and change us that we see the power of transformation—within ourselves and the church.
Millions of Christians believe that prayer is the breath of the soul. The reality, however, is that genuine prayer is something we need to learn repeatedly. Laszlo Gallusz focuses on the praying of Jesus Christ in the New Testament, investigating his prayers in their literary and socio-historical context and pointing to their theological significance and relevance for today.
Jake the boy shepherd is not afraid of dark shadows, strange noises, or wild animals. The only thing that frightens Jake is singing—that is until an unexpected meeting with an angel choir helps him to discover his voice. . . and the infant Christ! This beautifully illustrated children's book is a delightful retelling of the Christmas story for children aged 4-6.
The Sleepy Shepherd is so dozy he completely misses the visit of the angels . . . and the chance to greet the Christ-child in Bethlehem. But one crucial night, years later, he makes an important decision—to be a real shepherd to a man whose friends have all fallen asleep. This beautifully illustrated children's book weaves together the Christmas and Easter stories in an unexpected and unforgettable way.
A fresh perspective on the spiritual formation of Evelyn Underhill - ' . . . a brilliantly written book' —Eugene Peterson
Written by an international team of leading authors from a range of relevant disciplines, this is the first comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the study of Christian ministry. Covering all the major concepts, thinkers and approaches, this resource features authoritative contributions by experts in anthropology, psychology, psychotherapy, sociology, political theory and related fields of study.
The Teenage Prayer Experiment Notebook introduces prayer practices— using labyrinths, Lego Bible modelling, prayer beads, prayer walking, etc.—along with comments from teenagers who have tried them out, as well as space to journal.
The narrative of Holy Week is powerful and painful, and because we know how the story ends, it's easy to gloss over the difficult details and stay in the comfort zone of our understanding. Stephen Cottrell brings home, vividly and poignantly, the physical reality of the passion story.
Jesus stands in the prophetic tradition of those who embody what they teach. The things he did were carefully planned. And in this riveting book, Stephen Cottrell draws out their political and religious significance as Jesus moves toward his greatest and final act—his death and resurrection.
Does believing in the Trinity make any difference in real life? These seven studies by Elizabeth McQuoid will help you grow in your understanding of the inexhaustible riches of the Trinity. Find out why the Trinity is central to our beliefs and fundamental to the working out of our faith. A Keswick Study Guide.