Category: Spiritual Growth
Prophet, Arise: Your Call to Boldly Speak the Word of the Lord
by: Charisma House
Product rating: 4.6 with 16 reviews
Something is stirring inside of you, but it has been silenced, gravely undermined, and misunderstood. You must believe that God has not forgotten you. He has not sidelined you. You are not crazy. Prophet, arise! Come out of your cave and be encouraged to speak forth the word of the Lord. God is calling you to be His Trumpet and to sound the alarm.
The body of Christ desperately needs prophets to awaken and go forth. Whether you have never spoken a prophetic word or you actively engage your gift, best-selling author John Eckhardt provides an unparalleled, inspiring teaching for you. He boldly reveals the characteristics of a prophet that may lie dormant in your life so God can launch you into your calling. You will learn:
- Unique characteristics of a prophet
- The details of a prophet’s call
- What moves a prophet’s heart and stirs the anointing
- The rewards a prophet brings to those who receive them
- How to find healing and deliverance for the prophet who has been hurt
- And much more!
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: Arise, Boldly, Call, Charisma House, Lord, Prophet, Speak, Word, Your
Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most
by: Sarah Crichton Books
Product rating: 4.6 with 59 reviews
At a time when we are all more rudderless than ever, we look for the very best teachers and mentors to guide us. In Fully Alive
, an unusual and gripping memoir, Timothy Shriver shows how his teachers have been the world’s most forgotten minority: people with intellectual disabilities.
Shriver’s journey begins close to home, where the quiet legacy of his aunt Rosemary, a Kennedy whose intellectual disability kept her far from the limelight, inspired his family to devote their careers to helping the most vulnerable. He plays alongside the children of Camp Shriver, his mother’s revolutionary project, which provided a space for children with intellectual disabilities to play. Years later, he gains invaluable wisdom from the incredible athletes he befriends as chairman of the organization that Camp Shriver inspired: Special Olympics.
Fully Alive is both a moving personal journey and a meditation on some of the greatest wisdom and the greatest contradictions of our society. Is disability to be feared or welcomed, pitied or purged? Shriver argues that we all have different abilities and challenges we should embrace. We see how those who appear powerless have turned this seeming shortcoming into a power of their own, and we learn that we are all totally vulnerable and valuable at the same time.
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: Alive, Discovering, Fully, Matters, Most, Sarah Crichton Books, What
I Will: Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused Christian
by: B&H Books
Product rating: 4.6 with 10 reviews
Could you be the answer to the problems you see?
Every day we are faced with the needs of those around us. Emotional. Physical. Spiritual. What are we to do about it? Are these problems for our pastors to address or is there a way for the church member to make an impact that will last?
Bestselling author Thom S. Rainer answers these questions by offering nine simple traits that you can incorporate into your life no matter your background, stage of life, or sense of capability.
You can do it. Now it’s time to just stand up and say you will!
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: B&H Books, Christian, Focused, Nine, Outwardly, Traits, Will
Homage to a Broken Man: The Life of J. Heinrich Arnold – A true story of faith, forgiveness, sacrifice, and community
by: Plough Publishing House
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Can our wounds become our greatest gift?
J. Heinrich Arnold was a broken man. Yet those who knew him said they never met another like him. Some spoke of his humility and compassion; others of his frankness and earthy humor. In his presence, complete strangers poured out their darkest secrets and left transformed. Others met him with hatred.
Writer Henri Nouwen called him a “prophetic voice” and wrote of how his words “touched me as a double-edged sword, calling me to choose between truth and lies, selflessness and selfishness. . . . Here was no pious, sentimental guide; every word came from experience.”
Who was this extraordinary yet simple man? In this gripping and richly spiritual book, Peter Mommsen tells the dramatic true story of the grandfather he hardly knew. Read it, and you will never look at your own life the same way again.
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: Arnold, Broken, community, Faith, Forgiveness, Heinrich, Homage, Life, Plough Publishing House, sacrifice, Story, True
The Truth about Lies: The Unlikely Role of Temptation in Who You Will Become
by: David C. Cook
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Temptation isn’t merely about winning or losing a battle.
It’s about discovering who you truly are.
And what matters most.
On a daily basis, we are all tempted to enjoy the gifts of this world while making the Giver optional or irrelevant in our quest for life. But what if, in God’s purposes, temptation is not merely an obstacle to overcome but an opportunity to flourish in faith?
Living in the truth exposes lies and turns moments of temptation into character-shaping opportunities, powerfully displaying our true identity as followers of Jesus.
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: About, Become, David C. Cook, Lies, Role, Temptation, Truth, Unlikely, Will
Lay It Down: Living in the Freedom of the Gospel
Product rating: 5.0 with 6 reviews
There’s Good News for the Weary
Call it burnout, a spiritual breakdown, or a personal crisis, the toll of Bill Tell’s decades of successful ministry finally caught up with him. Incapacitated and depressed, he found that the road to recovery began at the cross. To his delight, healing opened new freedoms as he embraced the gospel in new ways.
Lay It Down: Living in the Freedom of the Gospel is a bold declaration of the overwhelming grace of God. More than merely saving us in our sin, by grace God delivers us from it, making us new creations and treating us accordingly―no matter what. For a generation of Christians who have learned a gospel of performance and striving, Lay It Down offers the good news of the grace that is already ours in Christ.
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: Down, Freedom, Gospel, Living, NavPress
Through the Eyes of a Lion: Facing Impossible Pain, Finding Incredible Power
by: Thomas Nelson
Product rating: 4.9 with 45 reviews
What will you do when the unthinkable happens in your life?
Her parents called her Lenya Lion because of her ferocious personality and hair that had been wild and mane-like since birth. But they never expected that, five days before Christmas, their five-year-old daughter would suddenly go to heaven after an asthma attack. How do you walk out of an emergency room without your daughter?
In Through the Eyes of a Lion, Pastor Levi Lusko shares the eye-opening truth of the power of hope in a world that is often filled with pain, suffering, and loss. He says, “This book isn’t a manual for grieving, but a manifesto for high-octane living, and through it I want you to see that God made you for a purpose. There is a wild and wonderful calling on your life, a microphone in your hands. Jesus wants you to look at the adventure of your life through His eyes, the eyes of a Lion.”
Part memoir but all overtly instructive and deeply inspirational, Through the Eyes of a Lion gives readers the tools they need to face their fears and turn their journey into a roar story.
Chapter themes include:
- Don’t rely on the naked eye
- Run towards the roar
- There’s no such thing as a wireless anchor
- Let God use your pain
- Cue the eagle
What we do in life really does echo in eternity. You are destined for impact, and there’s not a moment to lose!
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: Eyes, Facing, Finding, Impossible, Incredible, Lion, Pain, Power, Thomas Nelson, Through
Agents of the Apocalypse: A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times
by: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Product rating: 4.8 with 495 reviews
Who Will Usher in Earth’s Final Days?
Are we living in the end times? Is it possible that the players depicted in the book of Revelation could be out in force today? And if they are, would you know how to recognize them?
In Agents of the Apocalypse, noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah does what no prophecy expert has done before. He explores the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players―the exiled, the martyrs, the elders, the victor, the king, the judge, the 144,000, the witnesses, the false prophet, and the beast.
One by one, Dr. Jeremiah delves into their individual personalities and motives, and the role that each plays in biblical prophecy. Then he provides readers with the critical clues and information needed to recognize their presence and power in the world today.
The stage is set, and the curtain is about to rise on Earth’s final act. Will you be ready?
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: Agents, Apocalypse, Inc., Look, Players, Riveting, Times, Tyndale House Publishers
Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic
by: WaterBrook Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 20 reviews
“Kent, bud. We got your test result. And I’m really sorry to tell you that it is positive for Ebola.”
Dr. Kent and Amber Brantly moved with their children to war-torn Liberia in the fall of 2013 to provide medical care for people in great need—to help replace hopelessness with hope. When, less than a year later, Kent contracted the deadly Ebola virus, hope became what he and Amber needed too.
When Kent received the diagnosis, he was already alone and in quarantine in the Brantly home in Liberia. Amber and the children had left just days earlier on a trip to the United States. Kent’s personal battle against the horrific Ebola began, and as thousands of people worldwide prayed for his life, a miraculous series of events unfolded.
Called for Life tells the riveting inside story of Kent and Amber’s call to serve their neighbors, as well as Kent’s fight for life with Ebola and Amber’s’ struggle to support him from half-a-world away. Most significantly, Called for Life reminds us of the risk, the honor, and the joy to be known when God and others are served without reservation.
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: Called, Ebola, Epidemic, Heart, into, Life, Loving, Neighbor, WaterBrook Press
Israel’s Mission Discovery Guide with DVD: A Kingdom of Priests in a Prodigal World (That the World May Know)
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Join renowned teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan as he guides you through the land of the Bible. In each lesson, Vander Laan illuminates the historical, geographical, and cultural context of the sacred Scriptures. Filmed on location in the Middle East, the Faith Lessons DVD series will transform your understanding of God and challenge you to be a true follower of Jesus.
Posted in Spiritual Growth Tagged with: Discovery, Guide, Israel's, Kingdom, Know, Mission, Priests, Prodigal, That, with, World, Zondervan