Follow the journey of Wendy and her family when her father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Find out how God walked with her through the myriad of experiences she faced at the most difficult time of her life. Hallelujah, gives us a new way to embrace illness, death, and grief and be 'led by the spirit'.
Have you ever wondered how the universe and earth began? How did the plants, animals, and people get here? Who made me? You may have heard that we evolved. How could something so intricate have evolved?
“His Creation Story, by Janice Valentine, is a beautiful picture of the simplicity of God’s plan for His universe. It is obvious that the book is a result of Janice’s passion for the beauty of God’s redemption story, which begins in creation and climaxes with an empty tomb.” —Chris Russell, MDiv, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Internation Mission Board missionary in Moldova
“Janice Valentine’s book, His Creation Story, is a precious way of sharing about God’s work on our planet, the planet He created, and how He resolved mankind’s problem. The pictures and poems give added emphasis to this wonderful story. The poem “If I Could See What God Sees” has to be one of my very favorite poems. Thanks for sharing in this way, Janice!” —Nancy Russell, IMB missionary to Moldova
Our relationship with God tends to be complicated because He knows us only too well while we are limited in our knowledge and to our ignorance of God. As a result, our bond with Him strains as it weaves in and out of an ambivalent and whimsical love-hate relationship.
This book is for Christians who are confused, lost and entangled in this intricate web with God. Having our faith constantly challenged, we find ourselves tired and mired in a relationship that seems to be running out of steam. The daily battles we fight to survive are more than we can handle, let alone having to deal with an unpredictable and unfathomable God.
My Romance with God chronicles an episode in my life that reveals a glimpse of God. It captures pieces of an intangible portrait that paints an enigmatic yet vibrant relationship that can prove overwhelming, and yet quenching the thirst and satisfying the hunger of our spirit. Knowing the Word is good. Understanding it is even better. But living it is best, because it is only by living the Word that one can truly believe.
I know that God spoke to me through these pages. I know that He will also speak to those who read it.
“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like Eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
Churches rife with infighting and backstabbing. Biblical illiteracy rampant among Christians. Atheism on the rise. Nearly four thousand church closings a year. And business is booming for the Devil.
The church mortality rate is at epidemic proportions, and the current rate of morbidity is staggering. People are leaving the church in droves, tired of the hate, intolerance, and hypocrisy. The prevalence of gang leadership through bullying is creating a crisis of spiritual leadership for many church communities. Numerous churches are facing the threat of extinction as they perilously condone devilish behaviors that are worldly, divisive, and hypocritical. Caution is thrown to the wind as church bullies subvert the witness of Christianity in the world.
In Get the Hell Out of Church, author Holt Clarke provides biblical wisdom and practical insights for diagnosing and effectively addressing destructive attitudes and behaviors that wreak havoc and subvert the spiritual life of a church community. Having served over twenty years in spiritual combat, enduring several tours of duty as a pastor, Holt Clarke writes from firsthand experience in dealing with evil behaviors that take church communities by storm. With theological expertise, Holt Clarke equips and empowers you to clean house and throw the Devil out with the trash.
Join Holt Clarke for a literary experience in spiritual calisthenics that can optimize your spiritual life while promoting church health and growth. A powerful concentration of spiritual awareness and practical wisdom, this book can equip and empower you to detect and put a stop to virulent behaviors while promoting spiritual health and well-being. You will learn: practical and biblical insights into the spiritual nature of evil, how to effectively deal with the emotional baggage derived from toxic experiences, and no-nonsense strategies to triumph over evil attitudes and behaviors that afflict and subvert your life.
You don’t really know what goes on behind prison bars unless you live there. You can visit someone in prison and still not have a clue as to the emotions and torments they experience on a daily basis. There are many different kinds of bars. Some are physical, and some are spiritual. Some are emotional, and some are literal. No matter what kind they are, they will keep you bound and feeling powerless. Are you the kind of person who lives your life behind bars?
Although sometimes there is no escaping from the bars we live behind, there is a way to live a victorious life. You need to remember that the bars that surround you do not define you. There is a woman in the Bible who lived her entire life behind bars of one kind or another. We can learn a lot from her experiences. Her name is Michal, the first wife of King David. Her father was King Saul. You would think the daughter of a king would have an almost perfect life. After all, she is a princess. Sometimes we judge things from an outward perspective without taking the time to look into the heart. I want to dig deep into the bars that held this woman captive most of her life.
Within the pages of this book you will find a two sided key, One side to open the prison doors to set the captive free, the other side to unlock and release our true identity. You will see how God is producing His remarkable plan to unravel the dilemma man’s disobedience has gotten him into.
This book reveals the origin of how man came into the complexity of his being. Man’s duality of good and evil keeps him in constant confusion and conflict, as he tries to juggle the fruit from the forbidden tree in his effort to understand the complexity of his being. There is no unity in the Tree of knowledge of good and evil, it does not contain, nor can it ever yield life-producing fruit. Its foundation, based on a lie from the beginning, produces confusion and conflict, and its fruit is death.
There is no duality, confusion or conflict in the Tree of Life. Its foundation is rooted and grounded in unity and truth and its fruit is life. Our God is not complicated; “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one” (Deut. 6:4). As a flower blooms and its wonders unfold, may our souls unfurl with truth revealed and blossom with understanding.
“You will find this book to contain an explosion of truth, expounding on the true work and function of the Holy Spirit among us. This book is a must read for every Christian and should be in the hands of every seminary student as well as professors and theologians.” —Pastor Jimmy Sowder
Does God care about you? Is He aware of your day-to-day activities, worries, afflictions, and sorrows?
God is not a distant, uninterested, uncaring being that created the world then left the inhabitants to fend for themselves. God engages in every aspect of your life.
Almighty God loves you with a deep and perfect love. He will call you to be His child, a part of His intimate family. He is aware of each minute of your existence. He knew you before you were born and has a divine purpose for your life. He never leaves you. He never forsakes you. He is always aware and available. He picks you up when you fall. He sets you back on the right path when you stray. He protects and comforts you through trouble when it comes. He forgives you over and over again when you lose sight, make wrong choices, and make mistakes.
He isn’t distant at all. In fact, God is involved and concerned about everything regarding you, His child. Teresa Jones takes the truths from Psalm 139 and conveys biblical examples of God’s intervention while providing an intimate walk through her personal testimony of living within His keeping.
In a time of confusion, uncertainty, debate, and division regarding what constitutes right moral behaviour, the subject of responsible moral leadership in the church takes on fresh urgency. But at this critical time of need for moral leadership, too many clergy simply mirror the uncertainty or abnegate the responsibility. This book addresses this anomaly specifically by proposing a normative model for moral leadership in the local church. Pastors and leaders of all Christians traditions will find this book very informative and useful.
The book begins with an overview of the historical, theological and biblical bases for Christian leadership and more particularly, what the moral dimension of such leadership means. Various Christian traditions are surveyed for insights into the character, vision and tasks of moral leadership including the authoritative sources for ethical reflection and moral guidance. Since Dr. Felix Orji is a Bishop in the Anglican, he includes a chapter on that tradition to give a sense of the ecclesiastical ethos in which presbyters must exercise such leadership. This is followed by a clear examination of Scripture in regard to what it tells us about moral leadership. This book ends with a detailed normative model for moral leadership in the church and a leadership training resource specifically designed for such leadership.
Do the laws of nature prohibit the possibility of direct divine intervention? After the crucifixion, did God really present Jesus in some form to disciples and to others? What is the core of Jesus’ good news (“gospel”), how does it differ from Paul’s good news, and how relevant is it to today’s world? A physics teacher gives his personal answers to these questions.