We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true--but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. The path to spiritual transformation begins here.
Following the Sermon on the Mount, this follow-up to The Good and Beautiful God guides us to look behind character flaws and to replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.
"Excellent material, dull narrator"
In this third book in the Apprentice Series, James Bryan Smith helps us know how to live in relationship with others as apprentices of Jesus. "Apprentices of Jesus are not part-time do-gooders," he writes. "They live in continuous contact with the kingdom of God, and are constantly men and women in whom Christ dwells. They do not sometimes tell the truth, sometimes live sacrificially or sometimes forgive. There are myriad opportunities for us to impact the world in which we live."
In this unique introduction to the hidden life in Christ, James Bryan Smith walks listeners through a 30-day immersion in Colossians 3:1-17. Each of the 30 short chapters of this audiobook bring out the main truth of just one word or phrase of this rich passage. You'll also find a very simple daily practice to take up, reflection questions, and a guide for five weeks of group discussion. The only way to tell a story is to use words.
A group of misfit teens who call themselves "The Dark Ones" make an abandoned house their hangout. But the demon they've inadvertently awakened possesses them one by one, using them to create a reign of unholy terror.
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When the Beagle re-enters orbit on departure, the craft is shot down by an ancient, planetary defense network long pre-dating the alien savages. The aliens abduct two women officers-the sexy and sultry Maya Terrazone and the bright but petulant Veronica Winters. Colonel Kendrick Landry, together with Veronica's pet telepathic alien tiger named Jones, leads a rescue party to find and bring back the two women.