Download E-books The Waiting: The True Story of a Lost Child, a Lifetime of Longing, and a Miracle for a Mother Who Never Gave Up PDF

By Cathy LaGrow

Now with a brand new afterword! A 5 star–reviewed, unforgettable tale that bestselling writer Homer Hickam calls “one of the main eloquent, relocating, impossible to resist precise tales” he’s ever learn. The Waiting will contact your center and make you think in love’s enduring legacy, in addition to the facility of prayer.

In 1928, 16-year-old Minka was once on a picnic within the woods whilst she used to be assaulted and raped. And without notice this blameless farm girl―who nonetheless suggestion the stork introduced babies―was pregnant. the tale that follows has been virtually 100 years within the making. After a life of separation, Minka whispered an very unlikely prayer for the 1st time: Lord, I’d wish to see Betty Jane ahead of I die. What occurred subsequent used to be a miracle. Written by way of Cathy LaGrow (Minka’s granddaughter), The Waiting brings 3 generations of this most original kin jointly over the process a century in a narrative of religion that triumphs, forgiveness that units us unfastened, and love that by no means forgets. (As noticeable on The this present day Show.)

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Download E-books The Illustrated Bible Story by Story PDF

By DK Publishing

The Illustrated Bible tale via tale is an necessary retelling of the tales that experience absorbed readers for centuries.

Authenticated by means of a staff of specialist biblical students and historians, The Illustrated Bible tale through tale strains the occasions and areas that experience formed the scriptures, booklet through booklet, prophet through prophet, miracle by means of miracle.

With finished and goal assurance of each significant covenant, prophecy, miracle, and parable within the previous and New Testaments, set sincerely of their historic and non secular context, The Illustrated Bible tale through Story's uniquely available strategy appeals to a basic readership of any religion, making this a great present in addition to a necessary source for houses, faculties, and libraries.

Highlights:

• Supported through archaeological discoveries and historic documentation
• Profiles key figures, from Adam and Eve to John the Baptist to Saint Paul
• specializes in key websites, comparable to Jericho and Mount Sinai
• finished timelines supply an fast assessment of events
• Before-and-after panels all through hyperlink occasions over time
• positive factors pix, artistic endeavors, maps, landscapes, and key artifacts
• contains relatives bushes exhibiting genealogies

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Download E-books Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness PDF

By Eric Metaxas

In this highly anticipated follow-up to the tremendously successful Seven MenNew York Times bestselling writer Eric Metaxas supplies us seven appealing graphics of a few of history’s maximum girls, every one of whom replaced the process background through following God’s name upon their livesnow in paperback. 

Each of the world-changing figures who stride throughout those pages—Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Sister Maria of Paris, Corrie ten increase, Rosa Parks, and mom Teresa—is an exemplary version of actual womanhood. Teenaged Joan of Arc God’s name and liberated her kingdom, demise a heroic martyr’s dying. Susanna Wesley had nineteen young children and gave the realm its most vital evangelist and its maximum hymn author, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten growth, arrested for hiding Dutch Jews from the Nazis, survived the horrors of a focus camp to astonish the realm through forgiving her tormentors. And Rosa Parks’s deep feel of justice and unshakable dignity and religion helped release the twentieth-century’s maximum social movement.

Writing in his trademark conversational and interesting sort, Eric Metaxas finds how the intense girls profiled right here completed their greatness, inspiring readers to lives guided through a choice past themselves.

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Download E-books Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel PDF

By Russell D. Moore

Keep Christianity Strange. 
 
because the tradition alterations throughout us, it's now not attainable to fake that we're an ethical Majority. which may be undesirable information for the USA, however it should be excellent news for the church. what is wanted now, in moving occasions, is neither a doubling-down at the establishment nor a pullback into isolation. in its place, we'd like a church that speaks to social and political concerns with a much bigger imaginative and prescient in brain: that of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As Christianity turns out more and more unusual, or even subversive, to our tradition, we have now the chance to reclaim the freakishness of the gospel, that is what provides it its energy within the first place.
 
We search the dominion of God, at the beginning else. We attach that state time table to the tradition round us, either via talking it to the realm and by means of exhibiting it in our church buildings. As we achieve this, we keep in mind our undertaking to oppose demons, to not demonize rivals. As we suggest for human dignity, for non secular liberty, for family members balance, let's accomplish that as people with a prophetic observe that turns every thing upside down.
 
The indicators of the days let us know we're in for days our mom and dad and grandparents by no means knew. yet that is no demand panic or hand over or outrage. Jesus is alive. Let's act love it. Let's stick with him, onward to the future.

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Download E-books Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide PDF

By Marion Ann Taylor

The heritage of ladies interpreters of the Bible is a missed quarter of analysis. Marion Taylor offers a one-volume reference device that introduces readers to a big selection of ladies interpreters of the Bible from the full historical past of Christianity. Her study has implications for knowing biblical interpretation--especially the heritage of interpretation--and influencing modern learn of girls and the Bible. Contributions by way of one hundred thirty most sensible students introduce foremothers of the religion who deal with problems with interpretation that remain correct to religion groups this present day, similar to women's roles within the church and synagogue and the assumption of spiritual feminism. Women's interpretations additionally bring up know-how approximately transformations within the methods men and women may well learn the Scriptures in gentle of variations of their existence experiences.

This guide will end up beneficial to ministers in addition to to scholars of the Bible, who can be encouraged, provoked, and challenged by way of the ladies brought right here. the amount also will offer a starting place for extra precise examine and analysis.

Interpreters comprise Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier, Saint Birgitta of Sweden, Catherine Mumford sales space, Anne Bradstreet, Catherine of Siena, Clare of Assisi, Egeria, Elizabeth I, Hildegard, Julian of Norwich, Thérèse of Lisieux, Marcella, Henrietta C. Mears, Florence Nightingale, Phoebe Palmer, Faltonia Betitia Proba, Pandita Ramabai, Christina Georgina Rossetti, Dorothy Leigh Sayers, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, St. Teresa of Avila, Sojourner fact, and Susanna Wesley.

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Download E-books Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals PDF

By Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Enuma Okoro

Common Prayer is helping today’s diversified church pray jointly throughout traditions and denominations. With an ear to the details of ways numerous liturgical traditions pray, and utilizing an advisory group of liturgy specialists, the authors have created a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the easiest of every culture. The publication additionally features a designated songbook composed of track and vintage lyrics to over fifty songs from a number of traditions, together with African spirituals, conventional hymns, Mennonite accumulating songs, and Taize chants. instruments for prayer are scattered all through to help those who find themselves strange with liturgy and to deepen the prayer lifetime of people who find themselves accustomed to liturgical prayer. finally, universal Prayer makes liturgy dance, taking the simplest of the outdated and bringing new lifestyles to it with a clean fingerprint for the modern renewal of the church. church buildings and people who want a deeper prayer lifestyles and people acquainted with Shane Claiborne and New Monasticism will benefit from the instruments provided during this publication as a clean tackle liturgy.

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Download E-books Recovering Jewish-Christian Sects and Gospels (Supplements Tp Vigiliae Christianae) PDF

By Petri Luomanen

The secret of misplaced, apocryphal Jewish-Christian gospels has intrigued students for hundreds of years. students have additionally debated even if the Ebionites with their low Christology or the extra orthodox Nazarenes are the real successors of the early Jerusalem church. This publication offers a clean review of the patristic assets and the scholarly theories at the quantity and contents of Jewish-Christian gospels. a brand new method, the research of symptoms of Jewish-Christian profiles, exhibits the factitious nature of the church fathers heretical discourse, bringing forth formerly overlooked connections among quite a few Jewish-Christian pursuits. This ebook additionally demanding situations the commonly accredited conception of 3 Jewish-Christian gospels bringing the Gospel of the Hebrews toward its synoptic cousins now not, besides the fact that, as a witness of the earliest Jesus traditions yet as a post-synoptic composition."

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Download E-books Before Nature: A Christian Spirituality PDF

By H. Paul Santmire

Before Nature caps a suite of subject matters first dropped at the fore in Santmire's earlier paintings, such a lot particularly the vintage The Travail of Nature. the following Santmire keeps the pursuit of a theology certain up with nature and its situation, particularly the fragility and fervent expectation of nature's redemption. Out of this quandary, Santmire invitations readers on a theological and non secular trip to a prayerful and contemplative wisdom of the Triune God, during which practitioners are inducted right into a bountiful dating with the cosmic and common ministry of Christ and the Spirit uniting all of nature in one imaginative and prescient of wish and anticipation. Scholarly, functional, and obtainable.

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Download E-books Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe PDF

By Sarah Mae, Sally Clarkson

Desperate is if you happen to love their youngsters to the depths in their souls yet who've additionally curled up lower than their covers, scuffling with again tears, and begging God for support. it really is if you have ever wondered what occurred to all their beliefs for what having childrens will be like. if you have ever felt like every the "experts" have clearly never had a toddler like theirs. should you have prayed for a mentor. if you happen to ever felt misplaced and on my own in motherhood.

In Desperate you will find the tale of 1 younger mother's sincere account of the determined emotions skilled in motherhood and one skilled mentor's reasonable and mild exhortations that have been solid within the trenches of elevating her personal 4 children.

Whether you're a first time mother, or an skilled mother, determined will motivate you to join the final word aim of the booklet, to be part of the no-more-desperate-moms movement. 

Included within the Book:

  • QR codes and hyperlinks on the finish of every bankruptcy that bring about movies with Sarah Mae and Sally conversing in regards to the chapter
  • Practical steps to take throughout the determined times
  • Bible research and journal exercises in every one bankruptcy that would lead you to spot ways that you could develop as a mom
  • Mentoring suggestion for real-life situations
  • Q & a piece with Sally the place she solutions readers questions
More information at DesperateMom.com

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Download E-books Love Idol: Letting Go of Your Need for Approval and Seeing Yourself through God's Eyes PDF

By Jennifer Dukes Lee

All of us wish anyone to imagine we’re sensational. We wish to be well-known, to be valued, to be revered. To be enjoyed. but this average craving too usually becomes an idol of 1 of God’s most valuable presents: love itself. in the event you, like such a lot of people, spend some time and effort attempting to earn someone’s approval―at paintings, domestic, and church―all the whereas fearing that, at any second, the facade will drop and everybody will see your hidden mess . . . then love can have turn into an idol on your existence. during this poignant and hope-filled publication, Jennifer Dukes Lee stocks her personal lifelong trip of studying to depend upon the unconditional love of God. She lightly invitations us to make peace with our imperfections and to prevent operating extra time for a love that's already ours. Love Idol may help us dismantle what’s isolating us from actual reference to God and rediscover the stunning pleasure of a existence packed with freedom in Christ.

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