Wonderful selection of Lewis' writings, full of encouragement and deep thought. The title essay is particularly valuable and made me long to know Jesus better.
Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses show the beloved author and theologian bringing hope and courage in a time of great doubt. "The Weight of Glory", considered by many to be Lewis’s finest sermon of all, is an incomparable explication of virtue, goodness, desire, and glory.
The quintessential hellfire and damnation sermon that reportedly caused mass conversions and repentances. This used to be (and in some places still is) taught as part of the US high school American literature curriculum. Perhaps more controversial today than in 1741!
Fr. Nestler carefully goes through the Gospel of Matthew revealing how the story of Jesus is told in his miracles, preaching, teaching and parables. All of these elements are blended together to present his believing community with one vivid and inspired explanation of Jesus. The drama and conflict in the Gospel gives meaning to the life of the Church, which throughout history has been in conflict with the world. Yet Jesus’ mission is to the entire world.
In a time when religious warfare is on the rise and the most dangerous and violent social movements seem to be religiously motivated, this explanation of war in the Hebrew Scriptures meets an urgent pastoral need. Lawrence Boadt addresses the issue in five poignant presentations.
Deuteronomy recounts God's covenant with the children of Israel, detailing the blessings that depended on their obedience to His law - and the curses that would stem from disobedience. Pastor Skip Heitzig takes us through select passages of this book, focusing on the faithfulness required of Israel and God's unending mercy.
While in exile on the island of Patmos in AD 95, the apostle John wrote that Christians who were suffering for Christ would have final victory on the day of salvation. His letter called Revelation, or "the unveiling", encouraged the churches in Asia Minor that were facing persecution. Pastor Skip Heitzig explores how this letter provides insight into future events for both believers and nonbelievers.
Have you ever wondered how to stay focused and faithful in your walk with the Lord? This study through the book of Colossians with Pastor Skip Heitzig gives you direction on how to remain steady and balanced in your walk and challenges you to draw closer to the One who loves you more than any other.
The book of Judges tells the story of how God raised up judges to deliver Israel from its oppressors in the time before Israel's monarchy was established. Some of these judges were good and noble like Gideon, and some were erratic and unstable like Samson. Sometimes, God's man of the hour wasn't even a man! Join Pastor Skip Heitzig in this study to see how God used and continues to use the weak to confound the wise.
Freedom was an issue in the time of Luther. Freedom is still an issue. Is freedom unlimited or are there limits. People and nations today wrestle with this issue. Consider these ideas as you address this issue in your life and world.
When we to try to find happiness and fulfillment in this world, we end up discontented and in despair. This is the theme Solomon explored in the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes. Join Pastor Skip Heitzig for this series as he delves into Solomon's search for the purpose of life—which is found only in the Lord.
This seminar will focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy techniques proven to be effective for depressions, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders and borderline personality disorders. The six techniques of ACT will be presented with extensive bibliographical resources. Some experiential worksheets will concretize the theory.
Sean Cardinal O'Malley explains why evangelization is at the heart of our faith and that there is a mandate to share the Gospel with the world. Passing on the faith is not an option but an imperative. In every century, believers have to hand on the faith to the next generation and at the same time offer the wisdom of the Church to a world that is content with foolishness. Drawing upon the scriptures, philosophy, and literature, he illustrates how this passing on the faith is ultimately God's enterprise.
A classical collection of recitations by the master narrator Zia Mohyeddin. Volume 11 includes: 1.) "Ashaar", by MIrza Sauda 2.) "Mir Taqi Meer", by Saadat Ali KHan Nasir 3.) "Ashaar", by MIrza Sauda 4.) "Ghalib Aur Mein", by Zia Mohyeddin 5.) "Mazahiah Angrezi Nasr Paray" 6.) "Ashaar", by Mirza Sauda 7.) "Sitaar", by Nafees Ahmed 8.) "Mushairah", by Ibn e Insha 9.) "Ashaar", by Mirza Sauda 10.) "Masla Bachoon Kay Namoon Ka", by Ibn e Insha.
In addition to her continuous post as professor at Duquesne, her past roles have included assistant dean of the music school, chair of the piano department, and membership on numerous committees and boards. She has received the President’s Award for Excellence in Community Service and was honored with membership in the Century Club of Distinguished Alumni.
Sr. Carole attempts to address the painful reality of denying denial. Denial is basically a defense mechanism in which a person is faced with facts that are too uncomfortable to accept and ultimately rejects them, insisting that they are not true, despite what may be overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The concept of denying of denial involves thoughts, actions and behaviors, which bolster confidence that nothing needs to be changed in one's personal behavior.
Participants will learn sound-based techniques for self-healing-techniques that anyone can use, whether facing life-threatening disease or simply seeking relief from the stresses of daily life. Music, vocalization, breathing and meditation techniques will be used. Suggestions for playing healing music at the bedside of the sick and dying will be given. Use music, whether (sung, played, live or recorded) as healing sound power.
In this interactive seminar, Dr. Riley will present symptoms of compassionate fatigue and strategies for recovery and healthy practices during intense periods of caregiving. Participants will be directed in goal development for prevention of fatigue and depression associated with caregiving. In addition, self-care activities, methods of balancing living and a bibliography to support continued learning will be provided.
Jesuit Father William Sneck is an expert on the human struggle with shame, guilt, and anger. 1. Shame is feeling worthless, rejected and unloved. 2. Guilt believes that one has done something irreversibly bad. 3. Anger, as a result of these struggles, can generally be one of the most destructive emotions of the human spirit. Fr. Sneck has been conducting weekend workshops and retreats concerning the emotions of guilt, shame and anger.
Father Brian Bransfield presents a riveting understanding of John Paul II’s idea of marriage and human sexuality. Utilizing insights from scripture, the Fathers of the Church, and contemporary theology, the beauty of marriage is clearly defined. Simultaneously, he grapples with the challenges to family life that have sprung from the industrial, sexual and technological revolutions. Fr. Bransfield brings to bear examples from contemporary literature and pop culture that illustrate the nature of sin, selfishness and false understandings of what it means to be human.
Utilizing the data available from the study of contemporary and ancient cultures, Dr. John Pilch presents a totally new and even revolutionary understanding of St. Paul. He shows how deeply Paul was attached to the religion of his ancestors and how he brought the story of the resurrected Jesus to the lost sheep of Israel and in the process changed the world forever.
In this brief presentation to graduate students at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH, She gleans much inspiration from her father and his vast work experience, and seeks to answer the question, "Have you ever found it difficult to discern between what your 'heart' wants and what your 'head' wants?"
Paul’s letter to the Romans is arguably the greatest ever written. With these 225 messages, Piper preaches through the book - verse by verse, phrase by phrase - faithfully pointing listeners to Christ and the gospel. “The glory of Christ seems more glorious to me now than it ever has. And there is no greater exposition of the Gospel of God than the book of Romans.” (John Piper)
"The most complete expositional view of Romans Ever"
In Foundations: An Overview of Systematic Theology, R.C. Sproul shows that the truths of Scripture relate to each other in perfect harmony. This eye-opening series addresses a myriad of questions about the origin and authority of the Bible, God, the Trinity, man, sin, salvation, revelation, miracles, the church, the end times, and more.
"Reformed Theology by the Grand Father."
Join Dr. Wayne W. Dyer on the breathtaking island of Maui for a powerful event that could change your life. In this lecture, Wayne will help you ease the conflicting thoughts in your mind and wake up to the power of Divine Love. He will teach you how to feel your own connection to your purpose - your highest self. You came from love, and you will return in that same perfect love. And you will learn to live from this love perspective on a daily basis - thus allowing you to tap into your own divinity and experience firsthand the inner peace that is yours.
"My guiding light"
One contemporary scholar and authority on Spurgeon says of this work: "Next to Mr. Spurgeon's great literary work, The Treasury of David, we consider (these) Lectures to My Students his greatest single contribution to the Christian world. There is more practical wisdom, common sense and sage advice packed within these pages than with any other book of similar size, or content." This complete and unabridged edition of Spurgeon's great work will make it possible for today's generation to appreciate Spurgeon's combination of discerning wit and refreshingly practical advice.
"One of the Greatest Pastors of his generation"
In his unique teaching style, Pastor Bill Johnson delivers a message to help listeners pursue God for greater measures of His presence than they have ever known before. In Face to Face with God, readers will learn: How to "set up an ambush" to apprehend God rather than just waiting on God, what it means to enter "the favor of His face," and how it changes history.
"One of his best!"
Dr. Sproul surveys the history of apologetics and demonstrates that reason and science are your allies in defending the existence of God and the historical truth claims of Jesus Christ.
Many pastors struggle to translate their theological beliefs into fruitful ministry in the places they are called to reach. It’s not enough to simply know what to believe (theology), or on the other hand, how to do ministry (methodology) - they need something in between. They need help thinking about ministry in a culture that no longer believes Christianity is a force for good, let alone the source of ultimate revealed truth in the person of Christ.
"Wisdom for Urban Churches - Deep, Wide & Practical"
Now, for the first time ever, the retail market gets its first taste of Joel's incomparable live persona with Good, Better, Blessed. This collection of 10 complete sermons (or 'messages,' as they're known to Lakewood members and viewers) from Joel's broadcasts offers traditional audio and book customers their first chance to experience Joel in his original element, as he moves and inspires the huge crowds who come or tune in to hear him preach each Sunday.
"A blessing that will make you love your life."
This special audiobook edition of the Lectures on Faith from Zion's Camp Books has been prepared especially with you in mind. It is narrated as a book, rather than with chapter and verse numbers as in the print edition. This will give you the greatest enjoyment as you listen to the words of the prophets and learn about faith.
"Production quality is awful!"
In Genesis the curtain rises on our story. Genesis introduces most of the major themes in the Bible. Listen closely as Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy takes you through the story of creation, the fall of man, grace, atonement, faith, justification, redemption and much more in this extraordinary story of beginnings.
"Dr. Creasy brings the Bible to life!!!"
Here is the best of the audio from the famous Catholic television program, "Life is Worth Living!" For more than 30 years, Archbishop Fulton Sheen was the voice of the Catholic Church, with his radio and television ministries that touched hearts all over the world. His wisdom and gentle insight are once again available in digitally remastered audio recorded from his live programs.
Although Romans is not the earliest of Paul’s writings, like Isaiah and Matthew, Romans sits at the head of the epistles and letters. Written as a formal argument and structured as a scholastic diatribe, Romans presents Paul’s great thesis that we are saved by grace through faith, not by works of Law. This is revolutionary! Romans, perhaps more than any other book ever written, has fundamentally changed Western civilization, and it is foundational to understanding all of Paul’s other epistles and letters.
"Perfect audio study"
As we know from our own experience: bad things often happen to good people, even when they are fully aligned with God. So what gives? Job explores this paradox, calling into question the fundamental lessons we learn in the first 700 pages of Scripture. Each book after Esther in the Christian canon of the Hebrew Scriptures is a recapitulation into the main narrative. Job takes us back to the start, to the time of Abraham, and it raises serious questions.
Have you ever wanted to learn how The Bible fits together? The Bible from 30,000 Feet is an overview study through the entire Bible, hitting the highlights of its people, places, events, and themes in about a year. This series will give you a coherent understanding of the holy word of God.
To live in God's favor is to live a life filled with hope, abundance, and joy. God has a new beginning in store for you! Whatever difficulties you've faced, God uses your challenges to stretch you and enlarge your vision to move beyond disappointments and experience his blessings. In this audio series, Joel Osteen shares valuable keys that will help you live in faith, stand strong, and overcome anything that comes against you.
The Psalms have been the prayer book of Israel for the past 3,000 years and the prayer book of the church for the past 2,000 years. The Psalms explore every possible response we can have to God, from the highest awe to the deepest love, from the darkest despair to icy anger. In the Psalms, we join David as we plumb the very depths of our hearts in our relationship with God. Join Logos Bible Study as Dr. Bill Creasy explores the Psalms, a journey through the poetry of experience.
"The stories behind the songs"
In this thrilling study, Pastor Skip Heitzig expounds on the truths found in Matthew chapter 24, where Jesus answers His disciples' question, "What will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" In this series, we learn about and clearly see the events leading up to His second coming.
Some think Leviticus is a “boring” book, yet it springs to life with the masterful storytelling skills of Dr. Bill Creasy. Listen as he weaves the texture, tone, and color of daily Israelite life during this amazing period of biblical history. With its emphasis on personal holiness, atonement, and sacrifice for sins, Leviticus separates the Israelites from their surrounding culture, calling them to be holy, as God is holy.
"Excellent Bible Study"
Although Matthew may not be the first written Gospel, like Isaiah it is positioned first in its sequence of four Gospels. Opening with a 42-generation genealogy, Matthew reminds us of the linear nature of God’s plan, and Matthew forms a link—a swinging door—between the Old and New Testaments. Matthew is a Jew writing for a Jewish audience, and his Gospel provides our first perspective on the birth and public ministry of Jesus Christ. Join Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy as he leads us through this dazzling work.
"Best Bible study ever"