Often disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you'll begin to identify today's many religious pitfalls. These are presented by men such as Pliable, who turns back at the Slough of Despond; and Ignorance, who believes he's a true follower of Christ when he's really only trusting in himself.
To have found God and still to pursue Him is a paradox of love, scorned indeed by the too-easily-satisfied religious person, but justified in happy experience by the children of the burning heart. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux stated this holy paradox in a musical four-line poem.
"Where can I find God?"
Marxists guerillas, right-wing paramilitary, and the Colombian government each have their own agenda. Who would have guessed a meeting of the minds would take place under the helpful auspices of communist Cuba? And that these battle-scarred leaders would give reporters and missionaries the opportunity to challenge some of their core philosophies and even pray with them?
Rafe Savaryn is happy. He's in Venice, writing a novel on the Renaissance, enjoying being alone after a devastating divorce. He's trying to answer the question: what makes societies fail? Then a stunningly beautiful woman walks into his life and leads him on a horrifying journey back to the Dark Ages, where the answer to his question is revealed. He is shocked as he must make a choice no one should have to make.
"Totally Unusual Thriller!"
What is the key to answered prayer? Have you ever wondered why some of your prayers are never answered? Then you are probably like many other Christiand who just like me have asked the question, why has God not answered my prayers? In this book we will take a journey through scripture and try to unlock the secrets to building a strong foundation for our prayer life. In this book we will also spend time looking at the role of the Holy Spirit in prayer.
Human beings are endowed with the ability to enable life's troubles and trials to operate for their benefit. Want to know how? This book delivers a system for success that combines breakthrough neuroscience discoveries with the power of God's Holy Spirit through purpose-filled, empowering, heaven-inspired light. You will know how to live as God intended - complete, joyous, and free!
"made me rethink my study habits"
John Riley Hubbard is a young farmer and part-time reporter in a small southern town. After the body of an Arab college student is found near his home, Hubbard reluctantly agrees to cover the grisly story for the local paper. When he discovers there might be a surprising link from this crime to his father's unsolved murder, he becomes obsessed with uncovering the killer's identity. Since he was a child, Hubbard has been haunted by nightmares and suspicions that his father's murderer may be the man closest to him.
A bold leader decided to follow Jesus' teachings, resulting in a powerful ministry that has his entire congregation serving the desolate, the hungry, and the sick. Through this obedience to scripture, his church grew from a small 250-member congregation to a thriving, life-filled body of Christ-followers that is active in an astounding 70 ministries today.
Franz Liszt lived on Lake Como. Pliny and Virgil lived here in Roman times, and they called it the most beautiful place in the world. It hasn't changed. From the hills above the lake, you can see the Matterhorn in the distance. This is based on our larger book, Milan and the Italian Lakes. Here we zero in on the most popular of them.
Does the Atom Have a Designer? is a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind analysis that critically examines if the atom is simply the result of chance events following the Big Bang. The atom, with its proton-neutron-electron structure, its quantized properties, and its many internal interactions, realizes the structural, electromagnetic, nuclear, chemical and biological functioning of the universe.
924 Miles tells the story of a man searching for God while trying to figure out what life is all about. It explores the true purpose of life, the grace of God, and the connection between the two. Gates writes with complete vulnerability and transparency in order to convey a message we all need to hear. He writes from the heart. It will make you cry, laugh, and ultimately examine your purpose in life; many are calling 924 Miles a must-listen book! Foreword by Daniel Ryan Day, author of 10 Days Without.
These messages that constitute the book, The Way of Spiritual Encouragement, were written while I was away from Cameroon to seek God's face and sort out many things with him. They have been a great blessing to me. I was shocked by what the Lord was saying to me and, by his grace, will say to those he will allow to listen to these messages. My own faith in him grew as I wrote them. I have been deeply comforted to know that God is so good, so loving and so gracious. My desire is to love him more and more.
Take your pick of death and drama: slow by radiation, intimate as a knife in the back from a camouflaged stalker, or sudden, with the crack of high-powered firearms. The killings play against the slow, grinding gears of federal laws and politics. Matt and Tanya Hunter again team with Webb to produce a gripping, suspenseful, and timely pause-resister.