Good to Great in God s Eyes

Good to Great in God s Eyes Author Chip Ingram
ISBN-10 9781493406951
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Now poised to reach a new readership, Good to Great in God's Eyes shows how Christians can honor God with lives of great faith and excellent work. Believers become great in God's eyes by applying the ten common characteristics of great Christians: - think great thoughts - read great books - pursue great people - dream great dreams - pray great prayers - take great risks - make great sacrifices - enjoy great moments - empower great people - develop great habits Using Scripture, personal stories, and examples from Christians who left a lasting legacy, bestselling author Chip Ingram offers practical steps for becoming great in all areas of life, in spiritual growth, family, relationships, and career. Includes a foreword by Bob Buford and helpful discussion questions to facilitate group or individual study.

The Real Heaven

The Real Heaven Author Chip Ingram
ISBN-10 9781493401543
Year 2016-02-23
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Heaven has received a lot of attention in recent years as bestselling books and movies have told the stories of people who claim to have been there. But what does the Bible actually say about heaven? What difference does it make? What happens the moment after we die? What will our relationships be like in heaven? Chip Ingram sets aside the hype and myths and digs into the Scriptures to discover what God actually wants us to know about the hereafter. Most importantly, Ingram shows why our understanding of heaven matters now, in this life. Because what we believe about heaven actually affects us today in ways we may not have imagined.

True Spirituality

True Spirituality Author Chip Ingram
ISBN-10 1439155348
Year 2009-12-29
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A launching pad for your spiritual journey, this inspiring book provides clear, specific, and practical guidelines for becoming a Christian who lives like Christ. Christians today live in a world that is activity heavy and relationship light. The result is spiritual emptiness. We struggle to know what God wants from us and for us . . . and we’re unsure what a real relationship with God really looks like. But that was never God’s idea. HIS idea of faith is not about rules or religion— it’s about relationship. That’s where God tells us to start. In Romans 12, God gives us a clear picture of what Christians should look like at the root level. If you’re ready to move from “in” to “all in,” then you’re ready to become a Romans 12 Christian. The next steps of your journey toward true spirituality start here.

From Superficial to Significant

From Superficial to Significant Author David Chadwick
ISBN-10 9780736967327
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
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How Does God Define Greatness? You know success looks different to God than it does to the world. But in what ways? What should you know, believe, and do in order to pursue the kind of greatness that pleases the God of the universe? Pastor David Chadwick shines a light on the many facets of living a remarkable Christian life. Prepare to be surprised and inspired as you... explore the necessary first step in releasing sin and finding greatness through grace experience the beautiful paradox of the Christian's path to strength through brokenness embrace God's great call to go into the world as you surrender your uncertainties To grow your faith, make sure you know what it really means to be great in God's eyes.

Culture Shock

Culture Shock Author Chip Ingram
ISBN-10 9781441246264
Year 2014-08-05
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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We live in a reactionary culture where divisive issues arise, people on either side throw stones, and everyone ends up more entrenched in their opinions than in reaching common ground--or even exhibiting common courtesy! If there ever was a time for Christians to understand and communicate God's truth about controversial and polarizing issues, it is now. Believers must develop convictions based on research, reason, and biblical truth--and be able (and willing) to communicate these convictions with a love and respect that reflects God's own heart. In Culture Shock, bestselling author, pastor, and radio personality Chip Ingram shows readers how they can bring light rather than heat to the most controversial and divisive issues of our day. Covering topics such as right and wrong, sex, homosexuality, abortion, politics, and the environment, Culture Shock is every engaged believer's must-have guidebook to replacing reactionary hate with revolutionary love.

Visions of Vocation

Visions of Vocation Author Steven Garber
ISBN-10 9780830896264
Year 2014-02-27
Pages 255
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Foreword Review's 17th Annual INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist (Religion) 12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year (Culture) 2015 Christianity Today Award of Merit (Christian Living) 2014 Leadership Journal Best Books for Church Leaders (The Leader's Outer Life) 2014 Book of the Year from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore Is it possible to know the world and still love the world? Of all the questions we ask about our calling, this is the most difficult. From marriages to international relations, the more we know, the harder it is to love. We become cynics or stoics, protecting our hearts from the implications of what we know. But what if the vision of vocation can be recovered—allowing us to step into the wounds of the world and for love s sake take up our responsibility for the way the world turns out? For decades Steve Garber has come alongside a wide range of people as they seek to make sense of the world and their lives. With him we meet leaders from the Tiananmen Square protest who want a good reason to still care about China. We also meet with many ordinary people in ordinary places who long for their lives to matter: Jonathan who learned he would rather build houses than study history Todd and Maria who adopted creative schedules so they could parent better and practice medicine D.J. who helped Congress move into the Internet Age Robin who spends her life on behalf of urban justice Hans who makes hamburgers the way they are meant to be made Susan who built a home business of hand-printing stationary using a letterpress Santiago who works with majority-world nations in need of capital George who has given years to teaching students to learn things that matter most Claudius and Deirdre whose openhearted home has always been a place for people Dan who loves Wyoming, the place, its people and its cows Vocation is when we come to know the world in all its joy and pain and still love it. Vocation is following our calling to seek the welfare of the world we live in. And in helping the world to flourish, strangely, mysteriously, we find that we flourish too. Garber offers a book for everyone everywhere—for students, for parents, for those in the arts, in the academy, in public service, in the trades and in commerce—for all who want to discover the virtue of vocation.

God is Not Great

God is Not Great Author Christopher Hitchens
ISBN-10 9780857897152
Year 2011-11-01
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Books Ltd
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God Is Not Great is the ultimate case against religion. In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. Above all, Hitchens argues that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly damaged humanity, and proposes that the world might be a great deal better off without 'him'.

The Gospel of Life

The Gospel of Life Author Pope John Paul II
ISBN-10 1555863167
Year 1995
Pages 189
Language en
Publisher USCCB Publishing
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Reaffirming the "greatness and inestimable value of human life," Pope John Paul II discusses in this encyclical letter the present-day legal, ethical, and moral threats to life.

Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity Author C. S. Lewis
ISBN-10 0061947431
Year 2009-06-02
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God Author Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-10 0252017781
Year 1937
Pages 231
Language en
Publisher University of Illinois Press
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When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

Desiring God

Desiring God Author John Piper
ISBN-10 0880708697
Year 1996
Pages 358
Language en
Publisher Multnomah
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Insightful and heart-warming, this classic book is written for those who seek to know God better. It unfolds life-impacting, biblical truths and has been called a "soul-stirring celebration of the pleasures of knowing God."

Eyes of the Heart

Eyes of the Heart Author Christine Valters Paintner
ISBN-10 9781933495552
Year 2013-03-25
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Ave Maria Press
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In this first book to explore photography as a spiritual practice from a Christian perspective, Christine Valters Paintner builds on the process of contemplative creativity she introduced online at Abbey of the Arts and in her book The Artist’s Rule. She considers how a camera can help readers open “the eyes of the heart.” More than a book on photographic technique, Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice is about cultivating photography as a spiritual practice. Adapting the monastic practice of lectio divina (sacred reading) into a form of visio divina (sacred seeing), spiritual director and Benedictine oblate Christine Valters Paintner invites readers to a new way of viewing the world—through the lens of a camera. Paintner guides readers through six themes connecting the medium of photography with the Christian spiritual life. Each theme provides a photographic journey in which the reader does not simply take images, but receives images and learns to see with “the eyes of the heart” (Eph 1:18). Photos by the author are included.

The Pursuit of God

The Pursuit of God Author A.W. Tozer
ISBN-10
Year 2013-09-08
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Wyatt North Publishing LLC
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Here is a masterly study of the inner life by a heart thirsting after God, eager to grasp at least the outskirts of His ways, the abyss of His love for sinners, and the height of His unapproachable majesty - and it was written by a busy pastor in Chicago! Here is a book for every pastor, missionary, and devout Christian. It deals with the deep things of God and the riches of His grace. Above all, it has the keynote of sincerity and humility.

The Testing

The Testing Author Joelle Charbonneau
ISBN-10 9780544035690
Year 2013-06-04
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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It’s graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about—hope for—is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new graduates to become possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing post-war civilization. When Cia is chosen, her father finally tells her about his own nightmarish half-memories of The Testing. Armed with his dire warnings (”Cia, trust no one”), she bravely heads off to Tosu City, far away from friends and family, perhaps forever. Danger, romance—and sheer terror—await.