This best-selling book has been updated and expanded to provide a unique year-long devotional experience for both individuals and groups. Now with a streamlined Bible study to fit the needs of individuals and small groups, this book takes listeners inside the stories and circumstances of 52 biblical women, offering encouragement and life lessons for today.
"So many Women"
This devotional guide focuses on the various names and titles of God, ones that reveal him as our Creator, our King, the Ancient of Days, our Rock, our Refuge, our Fortress. El Shaddai, Elohim, Adonai, El Roi, El Elyon, Yahweh, Abba are just some of the names that can lead us into deeper prayer and a more confident knowledge of the character and nature of God.
"Just couldn't finish it"
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes readers on a fascinating journey, helping them discover how learning about the Jewish world of Jesus can enrich their own faith. By exploring the land, culture, customs, prayers, and feasts, Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg help readers to perceive Jesus through the eyes and ears of first-century Jews.
"I Loved 60% of This Book"
Men of the Bible takes a close-up look at 52 men in Scripture - complex flesh-and-blood characters whose strengths and weaknesses often seem strangely similar to our own. Heroes and villains, sinners and prophets, commoners and kings.... their dramatic life stories provide us with fresh perspective on the unfolding story of redemption. Though our culture differs vastly from theirs, the fundamental issues we face in relation to God and the world remain the same. We still reach for great dreams and selfish ambitions. We wrestle with fear and indecision....
Names in the ancient world did more than simply distinguish one person from another; they often conveyed the essential natures and characters of people. This is especially true when it comes to the names of God recorded in the Bible. Praying the Names of God explores the primary names and titles of God in the Old Testament to reveal the deeper meanings behind them: El Shadday, Elohim, Adonay, Abba, El Elyon; God Almighty, Mighty Creator, Lord, Father, God Most High.
Ann Spangler has collected the funniest stories from todays funniest women between the covers of one book.
"Amusing but not LOL"
What can Jezebel, the Bible's wickedest queen, reveal about God's holiness and power and even about his sense of humor? What about the woman at the well - the one with five husbands and a live-in lover? And what of the prostitute whose tears bathe the feet of Jesus in front of people who despise her?
"Learning More about the Women!"
Remember the wonder you once felt at Christmas? It's possible to transform this crazy, wonderful, stressful season into one of real peace and joy by recovering the gift of Advent. Ann Spangler has prepared six weeks of devotions focused on six key names of God, drawn from her best-selling books, to create a unique Christmas devotional.
If God has promised to give us the "peace that passes understanding", why do we sometimes feel so anxious? What are we so afraid of? The Peace God Promises sets our longings for peace beside God's promise to provide it. In her desire to experience greater peace, best-selling author Ann Spangler probes these and other questions. Exploring the stories that shape us, the memories that define us, and the relationships that connect us, she looks for ways to help us become more peaceful.
"i love it"
When Carol Cymbala says that nothing is impossible for God, she means it. For nearly thirty years she has experienced God's light shining steadily in the heart of a city that has become synonymous with coldness and decay. She has watched in awe as he has mended human beings whose lives seemed beyond help. She has also seen how prayer can be the dynamic tool God uses to solve the worst kind of problems.
Mothers of the Bible takes you inside the lives of 12 biblical mothers whose struggles to live with faith and courage are much like yours. Through their successes and failures alike, these women from long ago will encourage you and strengthen you in your challenging and rewarding role as a mother.
When life is challenging, each of us can benefit from a daily dose of hope and faith. That's what this devotional will bring you - stories of miracles and angels drawn directly from Scripture and from the lives of ordinary people today. Story after story will help you to remember that God is in control and that he still loves you.
This book is packed with funny stories, one-liners, jokes, and anecdotes, collected from a variety of sources, including several of todays best-known Christian writers. This nonstop collection of lifes funniest moments will keep readers smiling all day long.
"Not for me"
Don't Stop Laughing Now! contains the best of the best - stories, one-liners, and jokes from some of today’s funniest Christian speakers and best-selling writers. This new book, like its best-selling predecessors, is packed with the kind of smiles, smirks, chuckles, and giggles that thousands of readers have come to love and expect. It includes some of the funniest stories from today’s Christian writers like Barbara Johnson, John Ortberg, Mark Buchanan, Patsy Clairmont, and more.
God's abundant words of faithfulness and reassurance are the foundation for this unique devotional. By adding her own reflections and prayers - and urging readers to do the same - Ann Spangler has created a comprehensive daily guide to the Bible's most encouraging passages, with an easy to use format and a focus on personal dialogue with God.