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Saint Augustine of Hippo has inspired many people through his autobiographical work, The Confessions. These include the famous account of the conversion to Christianity of this man who went on to become a priest, bishop, and one of the fathers of the church. This short book contains sixty-two prayers and readings (one each morning and evening for a month). It will help readers to steep themselves in the writings and thoughts of this favorite saint.
Hardbound with rounded corners and an elastic enclosure, this 256-page notebook has colored endpapers and a ribbon marker. The paper is white, crisp and 90 gsm. There are 32 lines to the page, ruled at 5 mm apart.
Gratitude is the path to a more joy-filled life. This collection of beautiful and intricately rendered coloring pages includes new content by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun to guide you deeper into a sense of gratitude. As you color, take the opportunity to notice the gifts around you and then reflect, wonder, pray, and practice thankfulness.
The Psalms provide inspiration and reflection for each of the beautiful designs in this imaginative coloring book. Enjoy the creativity and freedom of adding color to intricate patterns while you explore brief spiritual practices adapted from Adele Ahlberg Calhoun's beloved resource Spiritual Disciplines Handbook.
In this practical workbook Stephen A. Macchia looks to St. Benedict as a guide for discovering your rule of life. It takes time and effort; you must listen to God and discern what he wants you to be and do for his glory. But through the disciplines of Scripture, prayer and reflection with a small group you will journey toward Christlikeness.
Being close to God means telling him what is on our hearts and understanding what he is saying to us. But how do we hear God? In these daily devotionals Dallas Willard helps us understand how we can know the voice of God and act on it, with daily Scripture readings and suggestions for prayer, journaling and reflection to draw you into God's presence.
Hebrews was written to address some of the fundamental misunderstandings that the Jewish people had about Jesus. Today, we too can have a wrong understanding of Jesus and his work and how he completes and fulfils Israel's history, law, ceremonial rituals, and priesthood.
Discover the riches of the character of God in this special devotional format of J. I. Packer's classic that reveals the wonder, glory and joy of knowing God. The daily reading includes Scripture, a suggestion for action or reflection, and space to journal or write out your prayers.
Here is a daily guide through one of the most treasured books of Christian spirituality: J. I. Packer's Knowing God. Each day you'll read a Scripture and a brief passage about the glory and joy of being in relationship with God. An idea at the end of each day's reading will help you to respond to God in prayer and reflection.
Approachable and encouraging, this devotional journal enables you to reflect on your spiritual journey over a period of 5 years, enabling you to find time to be with God for a few minutes each evening as you contemplate the events of the day.
Memorizing Scripture can seem overwhelming—like one more task on a checklist. But pastor Joshua Choonmin Kang has discovered what happens when we do spend time memorizing God's Word: we grasp a larger, truer picture of God. Pastor Kang also knows that memorizing Scripture isn't easy. In these thirty short devotional readings he helps us grow in this important practice.
The study of God's Word is essential to spiritual growth. Still, a daily encounter with the Bible can be difficult to sustain. This three-year daily devotional supports your discipline of daily Bible study, using a question-and-answer approach to help you discover God's truth for yourself. Its built-in flexibility and clear presentation allow you to use its contents according to your own needs.
This beautiful hardback notebook with a cool mint soft-touch cover is filled with 256 pages of crisp white lined paper and a handy ribbon marker ready for you to get down all your creative ideas.
Pastor Russ Ramsey narrates anew the greatest story ever told—the true tall tale of the coming of the Christ. The story encompasses the whole of the Old Testament and all of human history, unveiling God's longsuffering, loving pursuit of his people. Rediscover how the purposes of God culminated in the coming of Jesus, in twenty-five readings ideal for Christmas or any season of meeting the Savior.
This warmhearted book is for those of us who enter Advent longing for spiritual sustenance to balance the worldly charms of the Christmas season. In these devotions full of contemporary stories and enjoyable cultural allusions, Magdalen Smith introduces characters who manifest a mysterious dynamic and enable us to glimpse holiness in a new way.
These six studies, edited by Cindy Bunch, will introduce you to the circumstances surrounding the birth of Jesus, remind you of God's faithfulness and power to fulfill his promises, and draw you more deeply into the love that brought Christ to earth.
Patty Kirk helps us get in touch with the muted hopes and fears stirred up annually by the Christmas season. She gracefully reminds us that these emotions are met and given their resolution in the coming of Christ, which Christmas celebrates, Advent anticipates, and all our lives prepare us for.
Make this Advent a time to refresh and enhance your spiritual life by reflecting on some of the greatest prayers in the Bible and the people who prayed them. These twenty-five inspiring meditations look at how our forebears in faith turned to God, both in times of trouble and times of joy and celebration, helping you get in closer touch with God throughout this Advent season and beyond.
The entire text of Handel's Messiah is drawn from Scripture—and many of the Old Testament passages that shaped Israel's hope for their Redeemer are included in that text. This eight-session LifeGuide study leads you through Scripture passages used in Handel's work that highlight who Jesus is and what he came to do.
What are Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany really about? This complete church resource brings together people of all ages and stages of faith, allowing them to experience a creative and fun-filled Christian community. Three once-a-month sessions include unique Christmas activities like global action suggestions, games and competitions, prayers, Christmas food crafts, and more.
Here is an exciting Christmas drama informed by Kenneth Bailey's career as a renowned biblical scholar and by his years of living in the Middle East. The drama (featuring 30 minutes without music or 50 minutes with music) is biblically accurate, heartwarming and perfectly suited for church performance.
Christmas has always been a time for songs and singing. In this sure-footed, yet conversational and down-to-earth, little volume, William Philip enables us to feel the joy of those who first welcomed Christ into the world. He looks at the "songs" of key characters in the Christmas story, moving between key passages from Luke's Gospel.
Daniel works for the king and is given the best job—being in charge of the whole kingdom! But that makes some people jealous and Daniel ends up in a den of lions. How will he escape? A delightful re-telling of this popular Bible story for younger children.
In this final adventure, David is transported forward in time to the little town of Bethlehem, which has just witnessed the birth of a new King. But all is not well in Israel and it is not long before David is called upon to once more stand up to the terrible Hairy Beast—this time in order to save the baby Jesus.
How do you help an eight- to twelve-year-old to get to grips with prayer for themselves? This book includes fourteen interactive prayer experiments for children to try out, including LEGO Bible modeling, Minecraft church, bubble wrap worry prayers, bedhead prayer posters, and more. There is also a bonus section of prayer games and activities to play with friends, at home or in a church group, plus space to write your own reflections.
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.
Ellie loves sleepovers with Aunt Miranda, who is the best cook in the world! They love to feed the cute birds and the fluffy ducklings, but other less appealing creatures keep appearing because they're hungry too! Gradually Ellie learns to look out for the creatures who are usually ignored but are just as needy and worthy of care. This lovely books helps children think about caring for creation and sharing with those less fortunate.
If you appreciate Operation World as an adult, your kids will love this invaluable and age-appropriate prayer resource that develops cultural, political, and geographical awareness. This revised edition includes new entries for more countries and people groups, with updated information and prayer points. Young people and adults alike can discover and pray for the peoples of the world.
In this fast-paced fictional account, we follow Appius, a Roman centurion, and Tullus, his Jewish slave, from battles to the gladiator arena and finally to the village of Capernaum where they encounter a Jewish prophet from Nazareth. Seeing Galilee of Jesus' day through Roman eyes, we learn much about the culture and social world of Romans and Jews.
Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love is truly an astounding work: an inspiring example of Christian mysticism, a unique contribution to Christian theology, the first book in English known to have been written by a woman. Veronica Mary Rolf guides us as we read, examining its fourteenth-century context and illuminating our understanding of this enduring work.
The women of Sensible Shoes are navigating both deep joy and devastating loss. Can Mara, Hannah, Charissa, and Becca find equilibrium in the midst of all that has changed? In this final installment of the Sensible Shoes series, you're invited to travel with these beloved friends as they endure trials that test their trust and their willingness to walk an extra mile.
The spiritual journey takes unexpected turns for the women of Sensible Shoes in this third book of the series. Having been challenged to persevere in hope, can they now embrace the joy of complete surrender? Join these four women in a poignant story that reveals the joy that comes from laying our lives at the feet of God and standing barefoot on holy ground.
Dallas Willard was a personal mentor and inspiration to hundreds of pastors, philosophers, and average churchgoers. In Gary W. Moon’s candid and inspiring biography, we read about the development of Willard's personal character, philosophical writing, and spiritual teaching, and how he has inspired some of the most influential books on spirituality of the last generation.
This three-volume encyclopedia offers unparalleled, comprehensive coverage of the people, places and ideas of ancient Christianity, with 3,220 articles by an international team of 266 scholars, covering eight centuries and drawing upon fields from archaeology, architecture, and biography to ecclesiology, geography, and theology.
Most Bible translations bend the text toward us, making the rough bits more palatable to our modern sensibilities. In this Old Testament translation, John Goldingay sets our expectations off balance by inviting us to hear the strange accent of the Hebrew text unbaptized in pious religiosity. Translating consistently, word by word, this unique interpretation allows us to read the sacred text through fresh eyes.
Our world is changing dramatically, yet many Christians still rely on cookie-cutter approaches to evangelism and apologetics. In his magnum opus, Os Guinness presents the art and power of creative persuasion—the ability to talk to people who are closed to what we are saying. Discover afresh the persuasive power of Christian witness.
Turning to the Gospels, James Bryan Smith invites you to compare your ideas about God with what Jesus himself reveals about his Father. Smith leads you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind. A Renovare and Willow Creek Resource.
Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something author Tish Harrison Warren does in a day—making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys—and relates it to spiritual practice as well as to our Sunday worship.
With an astute mix of cultural critique and biblical scholarship, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins.
Few thinkers have been as influential as Augustine of Hippo, yet we easily forget he was a man of two cultures: African and Greco-Roman. Cuban American historian and theologian Justo González presents Augustine as a "mestizo" (mixed) theologian, using the perspective of his own Latino heritage to find in the bishop of Hippo a remarkable resource for the church today.
Jo Saxton knows what can happen in the church and the world when women are empowered and released to maximize their giftedness. Find encouragement, inspiration, and strength to break through the barriers that are keeping you from exerting your full influence for God and his kingdom. If you want to embrace your influence, this book is for you.
Movies do more than tell a good story. Filmspotting co-host Josh Larsen brings a critic's unique perspective to how movies can act as prayers—expressing lament, praise, joy, confession, and more. When words fail, the perfect film might be just what you need to jump-start your conversations with the Almighty.
How do we understand the motivations and dynamics of the different personality types we see in our intimate partners, our friends, or in our professional lives? This book from Suzanne Stabile on the nine Enneagram types and how they experience relationships will guide readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have loving, mature, and compassionate relationships.
Around 56 AD, the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome. He entrusted this letter to Phoebe, whom he describes as the deacon of the church at Cenchreae and a patron of many. But who was this remarkable woman? Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder imagines Phoebe's story—who she was, the life she lived, and her first-century faith—and in doing so opens up Paul's world.
The time has come for Pietism to revitalize Christianity in America. Historian Christopher Gehrz and pastor Mark Pattie argue that the spirit of Pietism, with its emphasis on our walk with Jesus and its vibrant hope for a better future, holds great promise for the church today. Modeled after Philipp Spener's Pia Desideria, this concise and winsome volume introduces Pietism to a new generation.
It can be hard to speak up when power dynamics keep us silent and marginalized, especially when race, ethnicity, and gender are factors. Activist Kathy Khang roots our voice and identity in the image of God, showing how we can raise our voices for the sake of God's justice. We are created to speak, and we can both speak up for ourselves and speak out on behalf of others.
The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Exploring the history and foundations of mass incarceration, Dominique Gilliard examines Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion, assessing justice in light of Scripture, and showing how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles.
Sharon Garlough Brown tells the moving story of four strangers as they reluctantly arrive at a retreat center and find themselves drawn out of their separate stories of isolation and struggle and into a collective journey of spiritual practice, mutual support and personal revelation.
In this boxed four-volume set that began with the bestselling Sensible Shoes, author Sharon Garlough Brown invites you to join in the journeys of Hannah, Meg, Mara and Charissa as they—and you—gain a new understanding of friendship, spiritual truths and a deeper life with God.
In this expanded edition of her spiritual formation classic, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls. Weaving together contemporary illustrations with penetrating insight from the life of Moses, Barton explores topics such as facing the loneliness of leadership, leading from your authentic self, reenvisioning the promised land and more.
Collected from Rich Wyld’s popular Theologygrams blog, these full-color diagrams will appeal to the theologian and the non-specialist reader alike. Clever, cheeky, and genuinely instructive, this little book will have you laughing along as Wyld captures the reality of church life and makes theological truths accessible in a way you’ve never seen before.
The spiritual journey continues for Hannah, Meg, Mara and Charissa, the characters we met in the bestselling book Sensible Shoes. Sometimes life feels like two steps forward and one step back. Find your own spiritual journey reflected in the lives of these women and discover the way forward.
Saints were not simply superstar Christians with otherworldly piety. When we take a closer look at the lives of these spiritual heavyweights, we learn that they're not all that different from you and me. With humor and vulnerability, Karen Marsh introduces us afresh to twenty-five brothers and sisters who challenge and inspire us with their honest faith.