Theological depth with pastoral warmth are offered in this inspiring, first-person "spiritual geography", based on Jonah, from Mark Buchanan. It is rich with stories, references, and quotes from great - and simple - people of faith.
"A most enlightening book"
"The Christian's Happiness" by Timothy J. Keller- Your bad things turn out for good, your good things can never be lost, and the best things are yet to come. "Fourth Man in the Furnace" by John Ortberg- Christ meets us in our worst trials. "Loss, Loyalty, and Lament" by Mark Mitchell- In the midst of our loss, God is still at work, and his ultimate aim is to bless. "God In Our Sorrow" by Mark Buchanan- God meets us in the whole range of our human experience.
Picture an early scene from The Wizard of Oz: Dorothy hurries home as a tornado gathers in what was once a clear Kansas sky. Hurriedly, she seeks shelter in the storm cellar under the house, but, finding it locked, takes cover in her bedroom. We all know how that works out for her.Many investors these days are a bit like Dorothy, putting their faith in something as solid and trustworthy as a house (or, say, real estate). But market disruptions - storms - seem to arrive without warning, leaving us little time to react.
Jesus instructed us to abide in him and bear fruit. Yet too often we forget that fruit needs different seasons in which to grow. Mark Buchanan's powerful new book, Spiritual Rhythm, will help you recognize, embrace, and steward the spiritual season you are in. Come discover anew that Christ is with you - in season and out.
Our perception of God makes a difference in every crevice of our character, from our inner anxieties to our public conversations. It determines whether we're trusting or suspicious, whether we're happy or discontent - and whether or not we can rely on God matters mightily on the day of our death. Mark Buchanan's third book continues his penetrating exploration of the God we worship. Bravely and honestly, he poses the direst question of human existence: Can God be trusted?
"Inspired More Trust...More Faith"
The idiosyncrasies of human decision-making have confounded economists and social theorists for years. If each person makes choices for personal (and often irrational) reasons, how can people’s choices be predicted by a single theory? How can any economic, social, or political theory be valid? The truth is, none of them really are.
Mark Buchanan evaluates the four best places to live - not according to the United Nations, Money, or Forbes - but according to God and Scripture. Where do we find the greatest joy, peace, and wisdom? Where can we go to experience the deepest sense of belonging? Is there a place that abounds with adventure where we can also feel safe, refreshed, and joyful? With compelling insight, Buchanan explores what God has revealed in His Word about where we become most alive, become most fully ourselves, and can dwell most closely with Him.
"These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also." That was the startled cry, circa AD 50, from a hastily assembled mob in Thessalonica. These men who have turned the world upside down: their description of Paul and Silas. Holy vandals on the loose, anointed marauders running amok, men out ransacking Roman cities with the gospel. Above all, Your Church Is Too Safe is a biblical reflection and exhortation on why we should be like this.
"Reviewing Your Church is too Safe"
Web surfing patterns of people who are reading financial news can be used to make accurate predictions of stock movements up to a couple hours in advance, a new study suggests. The technique may one day help financial authorities monitor markets and fend off emerging crises.