Bible scholar and avid reader Ron Rhodes gathers his favorite quotes from classic and contemporary Christians about Scripture, belief, God, and life. For added spiritual insight, Rhodes provides Bible truths behind each presented quote. Topical selections can be read in order or as areas of interest arise for a reader. Attitude "If you can't change circumstances, change the way you respond to them." Tim Hansel (1941-2009), Seminar leader Bible Truth Behind the Quote: "For those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28). This recognition helps us to respond positively to our circumstances. This rich collection will be a must-have for home and church libraries and will be a great gift for those who love gathering words of wisdom for their Christian walk.
Studying Prophecy Can Change Your Life Strengthen your faith and find real hope for the future in this extensive resource that provides concise answers to your most burning questions about Bible prophecy and the end times. Topics include everything from how to interpret prophecy to clarifying the perplexing specifics of the rapture, the antichrist, and the afterlife. Respected Bible scholar Ron Rhodes addresses questions many are asking, such as... Is it important that we be aware of the signs of the times? Do Christians agree about the role of America in Bible prophecy? Is there biblical evidence that the church will escape the tribulation period? Will only believers enter into Christ's millennial kingdom? In what way will the heavens and earth be made "new"? Whether you're looking for quick instruction or you're eager to go deeper, this accessible Q&A-style guide will help you navigate prophetic Scripture passages and better understand matters of eternal significance.
Do you want to know more about a specific concept in Scripture without having to dig through multiple books? Find It Fast in the Bible is an innovative reference guide that makes it easy to discover what the Bible teaches.
Bite-Size Bible® Answers
Author: Ron Rhodes
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Bible scholar, popular author, and creator of the Reasoning from the Scriptures series (more than 180,000 sold) Ron Rhodes presents the Bite-Size Bible series--concise and easy-to-understand tools for Christians and other seekers who want the essential information about God and His Word without technical language. In Bite-Size Bible Answers, Rhodes' accurate research, helpful Scripture references, and succinct responses provide reliable answers to the most common questions about the Bible, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, humankind, sin, salvation, angels, demons, the prophetic future, the afterlife, and more: How can we know the manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments trustworthy? How can Jesus be God's only begotten Son and God at the same time? How can we reconcile man's free will and God's sovereignty? This little book of big truths is sized right to pass along to share how God's Word ultimately is a light that guides, an encourager of souls, and an anchor that keeps us steady when trials, obstacles, or questions arise.
A Story Worth Telling
Author: Bill Blankschaen
Publisher: Abingdon Press
What if you could live an authentic life of such lasting significance that your story would be celebrated in places and times you can’t even imagine? What if you had the courage to “step out before knowing how it all turns out?” This hands-on field guide packs in true stories and practical tips for living a life of authentic faith in God, the kind that gets out of the boat and leaves a lasting legacy. Author Bill Blankschaen’s winsome voice meets you where you are in your life journey and calls you to something more, to a grander, more meaningful life grounded in biblical truth. With real-life stories and Scripture, Blankschaen shows you how authentic faith - Gives focus to your life, - Opens your eyes to possibilities, - Produces the courage to answer the call, - Moves you to move mountains, and - Empowers you to keep moving forward when facing problems. Life is short. Take control of your story. Start now. Experience A Story Worth Telling for a faith that changes everything.
Provides a list of one hundred Bible verses, along with sidebar notes and memorization tips for each verse.
Author: Brooke Boon
People often equate yoga with Eastern religion, but Brooke Boon sees it as an exercise style that Christians can use to generate patience, strength, and deeper worship. Author and yoga instructor Brooke Boon combines her passion for Christianity with her commitment to health to introduce yoga as a physical and spiritual discipline that strengthens the body and the soul. Clear explanations and photographs make yoga accessible for any reader, and Brooke offers customized routines for readers struggling with specific issues, such as weight loss and anxiety. Through it all Brooke uses scriptural references to help reinforce the idea that by taking care of our bodies we can also take care of our faith.
Bible prophecy expert Ron Rhodes offers an easy-to-understand yet detailed chronology and explanation of end-times events. The chapters are arranged around the major end-times themes: the rapture, the tribulation, the millennial kingdom, and the eternal state. Each chapter begins with a list of the specific events it covers, making this an extremely user-friendly chronological guide to end-times biblical prophecy. Rhodes allows for various interpretations among Christians. Yet the sequence he describes is faithful to the biblical text, based on a literal approach to prophecy, and held by many Bible scholars. As readers discover that they really can understand Bible prophecy, they will come to love and trust the Scriptures like never before.
One Thousand Gifts
Author: Ann Voskamp
Just like you, Ann Voskamp hungers to live her one life well. Forget the bucket lists that have us escaping our everyday lives for exotic experiences. “How,” Ann wondered, “do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long—and sometimes even dark? How is God even here?”In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts. It’s only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted ... a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved — by God. Let Ann's beautiful, heart-aching stories of the everyday give you a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of being present to God that makes you deeply happy, and a way of living that is finally fully alive. Come live the best dare of all!
Patches of Godlight
Author: Jan Karon
A beautiful collection of some of Father Tim's favorite quotes and a great companion to the Mitford series by the bestselling author of At Home in Mitford and To Be Where You Are. Written in Father Tim Kavanagh's own hand, this wonderful collection of quotes brings to life the personal reflections of Mitford's beloved Episcopal priest. Here Father Tim has carefully recorded his favorite quotes from a variety of thinkers, philosophers, and poets whom he has admired over the years. Next to the quotes are Father Tim's personal comments, scribblings, and doodlings. From C. S. Lewis and Mark Twain to Aristophanes and St. Paul, these heartwarming words on love, life, and faith are a perfect addition to the Mitford series--and a must-have for Jan Karon's millions of readers. Further inspirational and uplifting quotes are collected in a second volume, A Continual Feast.
The ultimate anthology of anecdotes, now revised with over 700 new entries - a must-have reference for every personal library. From Hank Aaron to King Zog, Mao Tse-Tung to Madonna, Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes is the best source of anecdotes on the market. Featuring more than 2,000 people from around the world, past & present, in all fields, these short anecdotes provide remarkable insight into the human character. Ranging from the humorous to the tearful, they span classical history, recent politics, modern science & the arts. Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes is a gold mine for anyone who gives speeches, is doing research, or simply likes to browse. As an informal tour of history & human nature at its most entertaining & instructive, this is sure to be a perennial favorite for years to come.
The Sacrament of Happy
Author: Lisa Harper
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
God is good, God does good, and oh, how He wants you to be happy. In her new book, The Sacrament of Happy: What a Smiling God Brings to a Wounded World, Lisa Harper unveils that happiness is a gift from God that we can unashamedly enjoy. Happiness tends to be cast as a fluffy emotion without substance rather than a biblical concept, but this is not theologically accurate. Wearing the twin hats of both seminarian and belly-laughing adoptive mom, Lisa Harper dismantles the old-school idea that joy, not happiness, is the truly spiritual emotion, and asserts that Christ-followers are actually called to happiness. We are called to happiness, and this happiness is not impacted by personal or global tumult. In fact, happiness is a sacrament. The general definition of sacrament is “a visible sign of inward grace.” In communities of faith, it most often refers to holy communion or the Eucharist. In the broadest understanding, however, a sacrament is a gift bestowed by God, and in that case, ‘happiness’ is absolutely a sacrament—a visible, sometimes even audible, sign of inward grace! Lisa shares heart-wrenching difficult stories from her past, as well as some side-splitting hilarity along the way. Throughout the book, we see that happiness and sadness can coexist and ebb and flow like the tides. Christine Caine, Founder of A21 & Propel Women, had this to say about Lisa’s new book: "The Sacrament of Happy—like all of Lisa’s messages and books—enriches my understanding of God and His Word—and His great love for us. As always, she unfolds biblical truth so clearly and calls me to action. Every. Single. Time.”
Author: Henry Cloud, John Townsend
Too many of us have invested ourselves into relationships that left us deeply wounded. We've been abandoned or taken advantage of, and left with little to show for what we've given. We've lost our sense of security and personal value in the process. And what's worse, we tend to either repeat the same mistakes of judgment over and over . . . Or else lock the doors of our hearts entirely and throw away the key. Why do we choose the wrong people to get involved with? Is it possible to change? And if so, where does one begin? Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer solid guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to romance. They help identify the nurturing people we all need in our lives, as well as ones we need to learn to avoid. Safe People will help you to recognize 20 traits of relationally untrustworthy people. Discover what makes some people relationally safe, and how to avoid unhealthy entanglements. You'll learn about things within yourself that jeopardize your relational security. And you'll find out what to do and what not to do to develop a balanced, healthy approach to relationships.
Putting Jesus in His Place
Author: Robert M. Bowman, J. Ed Komoszewski
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Putting Jesus in His Place is designed to introduce Christians to the wealth of biblical teaching on the deity of Christ and give them the confidence to share the truth about Jesus with others.
Safe People Workbook
Author: Henry Cloud, John Sims Townsend
This workbook applies of lessons of the authors' book on finding healthy relationships that help people grow.