In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps listeners recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices.
"My second reading was on audiobook"
Leading apologetics writer with a proven track record tackles the most difficult Old Testament passages and topics, helping listeners to reconcile the God of righteousness with the God of love.
"Is God a moral monster?"
Margin is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits. Today we use margin just to get by. This book is for anyone who yearns for relief from the pressure of overload. Reevaluate your priorities, determine the value of rest and simplicity in your life, and see where your identity really comes from. The benefits can be good health, financial stability, fulfilling relationships, and availability for God's purpose.
How We Got the Bible provides factual, accessible answers to questions such as: How and when did the books of the Bible originate? In what sense are these books different from other books? How have these books been preserved and transmitted to us? Why do we have so many different translations of the Bible? A popular guide for Bible students, it has sold more than one million copies during its 40 years in print. Learn about the development of the most important book in history.
Every church and ministry goes through changes in leadership, and the issue is far bigger than the wave of pastors from the baby boomer generation who are moving toward retirement. When a pastor leaves a church, ministries are disrupted, and members drift away. If the church is already struggling, it can find itself suddenly in very dire straits indeed. But the outcome doesn't have to be that way. What if when a pastor moved on, the church knew exactly what to do to find a suitable replacement because a plan and a process had been in place for some time?
"Great content & narration"
How have the crusades contributed to Islamist rage and terrorism today? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of modern jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance.
"Overview of the Crusades and their Place In Histor"
Scripture calls parents to train and nurture their children's faith. How can churches best equip families to disciple their children? Family ministry expert Dr. Timothy Paul Jones gives church leaders a practical plan to equip parents to be the primary faith trainers in their children's lives, moving beyond mere programming into genuine spiritual transformation.
"Great tool for family ministries & great narration"
"America had a secret weapon," writes Steve Call of the period immediately following September 11, 2001, as planners contemplated the invasion of Afghanistan. This weapon consisted of small teams of Special Forces operatives trained in close air support (CAS) who, in cooperation with the loose federation of Afghan rebels opposed to the Taliban regime, soon began achieving impressive - and unexpected - military victories over Taliban forces and the al-Qaeda terrorists they had sponsored....
"Riveting, Enlightening, and Sobering"
When does gambling step over the line from entertainment to addiction? Gambling has moved from a sin and a vice to a past time and form of recreation. How does a family know when the entertainment has moved from a hobby to a compulsion or addiction? This audiobook will explore the history and trends of gambling addiction.
Once you have a good system in place that will help you remember the things you need to do, you can start getting rid of some of the clutter around your home. Clutter can really disrupt the flow of your home and even cause depression. In other words, it has no place in a home. Depending on how much clutter your home has, this step may require a great deal of work. De-cluttering your home does not mean moving the clutter from one spot to another.
Are you trying to deal with an alcoholic, a friend or relative that alcoholism is their way of living? It can be really difficult living or dealing with a close friend or a family member that is drinking to get 'drunk' one, two times a week (and in a lot of cases, daily). If you find yourself in this situation, I believe my book will help you out. I will first share two of my experiences and stories and then I will offer suggestions as to what I feel may help you. I, the author of this book, have lived and dealt with several drunks in my life.
"Good, easy voice to listen to!"
The original, full accounting of a rebellion in the Heart of Dixie.
A maverick, unionist district in the heart of the Old South? A notorious county that seceded from the Confederacy? This is how Jones County, Mississippi, is known in myth and legend. Since 1864 the legend has persisted. Differing versions give the name of this new nation as Republic of Jones, Jones County Confederacy, and Free State of Jones. Over the years this story has captured the imaginations of many.
"Great voice over."
This edition of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca's Relación offers readers Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz's celebrated translation of Cabeza de Vaca's account of the 1527 Pánfilo de Narváez expedition to North America. The dramatic narrative tells the story of some of the first Europeans and the first-known African to encounter the North American wilderness and its Native inhabitants.
"A Wonderful Narrative"
National Coaches Training Director Jeff Duke shares his own journey through the three dimensions of coaching and how it has impacted his life and those around him. He also shares the personal stories of coaches from all levels who have implemented the 3D concept into their own programs and who have pointed to Jesus Christ, the master coach, as the ultimate example of how to lead athletes to true significance.
"Leaders in all walks of life need this book!"
Gain a better understanding of the oppressive drug world, which has transformed and adversely affected so many lives. This book gives an in-depth look at why individuals turn to drugs, what happens chemically, signs and symptoms, intervention strategies, treatments, recovery and so much more. Additionally, the real stories submitted by ex-addicts (and loved ones of ex-addicts) demonstrates the power of substance abuse. These stories will take you through their journey from life before drugs to its after-effects.
CIA agents John Drake and Evangeline Hardy uncover a trio of enemies - Muslim terrorists, a cyber genius, and the mysterious man Bocata, who has links to the occult. Their plot: to unleash a three-prong attack on the United States. With a cyber attack that renders the nation defenseless as all electrical systems shut down, a rogue nuclear submarine, and demonic forces unleashed against the nation, America's enemies have forged a perfect storm that threatens to drive the US to its knees.
It seems that weight loss and getting into shape is a universal goal for the majority of people in North America. One way to lose weight and get into shape for once and for all is through a serious running program. How to Start a Running Routine and Become a Confident Runner. Running, along with walking, are exercises that you can begin fairly quickly and easily. Notice that we didn't say that weight loss would be easy to accomplish, but then nothing worthwhile ever is.
"Wouldn't recommend it."
Your loved one begins drinking to the point of no return once again. A fight ensues, words are exchanged and it is another miserable episode of nagging and pleading and promises to refrain from ever returning to this point. Does this sound familiar? If this is the picture that represents your life, then it is time to enact an alternative to the repeated efforts of trying to make him or her quit this behavior. What if it were possible to alter your reaction to your loved one's drinking?
"Courage to live honestly"
Nowadays, it's almost assumed that the happy couple will have a professional wedding planner take charge of the details of the event. But not so long ago there wasn't any such thing as a wedding planner and the bride and her mother made it all happen. While a wedding planner can be a great help, you don't need one. In fact, there are many benefits to acting as your own wedding planner, one of the biggest being the amount of money you can potentially save.
"Good Information Pretty useful"
In spite of conclusive research and evidence, such as what has been shared so far, produced by the medical, psychological and educational communities, there are skeptics who still cling to the claim that ADHD is not "real". In spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there are those who persist in voicing their opinions that ADHD is just an excuse for people who are lazy or sloppy, or to cover up for ineffective parenting.