True Stories of God at Work in Iran
Author: Rebecca Davis,Assistant Professor of English Rebecca Davis
These true stories show you how God is at work in Iran through the lives of missionaries and Iranian believers. More Muslims in Iran have come to Christ in the last thirty years than in the thirteen hundred years that Islam has been in the country.
Experiencing Living Water When Life is Tough
Author: Ray Vander Laan
This seven-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately) by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume twelve of the That the World May Know series. Are you going through a difficult period of life? The loss of a loved one? Unemployment? A crisis of faith? During these desert times, it’s easy to think God has disappeared. In Walking with God in the Desert you’ll discover that it’s only when we are totally dependent on him that we find God is closer than ever and can experience his amazing grace and provision. Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures' significance for modern believers. Each lesson: Focuses on passages of Scripture explored in the DVD Includes sidebars, maps, photos and other study tools Features questions that facilitate discussion and inspire personal reflection Includes 25 personal Bible studies to help you deepen your learning experience between sessions, and turn lessons from the past into applications that impact how you live out your faith today. Filmed on location in the Sinai Desert, Wadi Nasb, Judea Wilderness, Mount Sinai, Negev and En Gedi, these illuminating "faith lessons" afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. The Faith Lessons video series is ideal for use in small groups, personal and family Bible studies, and adult Sunday school. Individual believers and families will gain vital insights from long-ago times and cultures through this innovative approach to Bible study. Lessons include: Join the Journey – Filmed in the Sinai Desert It’s Hot Here and There’s No Way Out – Filmed in Wabi Nasb Help is Here – Filmed in Wadi Nasb When Your Heart Cries Out – Filmed in the Judea Wilderness They Were Not Wandering – Filmed on Mount Sinai Ears to Hear – Filmed in Negev There’s Hope in the Desert – Filmed in En Gedi Designed for use with the Walking with God in the Desert Video Study (sold separately).
Experiencing Living Water When Life Is Tough
Author: Ray Vander Laan
This seven-session small group Bible study, Walking with God in the Desert, by Ray Vander Laan, is volume twelve of the 12-part Faith Lessons series. In it he teaches how God is especially close during the desert times in life."
Author: Henry Wansbrough
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Introducing the New Testament presents the complex and often challenging texts and history of the New Testament in a clear and informative manner. The book begins with a section that gives readers a clear idea of how to use it most effectively for study and personal research, followed by a chapter which outlines the various manuscript traditions and processes of transmission that resulted in the biblical texts we have before us today. With this groundwork complete, readers are then introduced to all the texts of the New Testament, and to major issues and debates such as the 'Historical Jesus' the 'Synoptic Problem' and current debates surrounding inspiration - how these texts can be seen in both a historical context and in the context of religious faith. The book features maps, chapter summaries, sample essay questions, chapter bibliographies and reading lists, and an annotated glossary of key terms.
Baptism as a Way of Life
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Klara Tammany is a professional Christian educator who goes about her calling with a joyous urgency. This book demonstrates her impassioned approach to religious instruction. She starts with the premise that ongoing Christian education must be central to a life of faith, and then proceeds from the corollary that baptism must be central to all Christian education. Eight group sessions focus repeatedly on water, first as a natural element necessary to life, then as a symbolic element necessary to spirituality. Gradually, through prayer, song, scripture, silence, poetry, visual arts, storytelling, group discussion, and personal reflection, water--as baptismal element--gains ascendancy. No longer mere, occasional refreshment, Living Water inundates, becomes life's very medium. This text makes for excellent catechumenal preparation but is intended for use by all Christians--those who are years into their journeys as well as those who are beginning. Designed for small groups of adult Episcopalians, the program is easily adaptable to other denominations, to one-on-one spiritual mentoring, to children, young adult, or intergenerational groups, and even to individuals for private meditation.
40 Devotions to Hydrate Your Spirit
Author: Sherry Stahl
Inside this devotional you ll ind exciting Biblical examples of how God provides "Water in the Desert." Sherry will guide you on a journey through scripture and self-discovery that will lead you to victory. Traveling the desert road, you can reach your destination refreshed and rehydrated, ready to let those streams of living water low out of you A study guide is included at the back of the book, for those who need more to quench their thirst Log on to takethe40daychallenge.com for help and motivation along the road. Sherry Stahl is a happily married mother of two. A Bible college graduate and former youth pastor, Sherry is a passionate Bible teacher. Her desire is to inspire others to study God s amazing Word, so they can see how much God loves them and learn of all the great plans He has for their lives " An overcomer herself, Sherry offers clear insights and a scriptural perspective that applies directly to our lives. " Rev. Dave and Sue Wells, PAOC General Superintendent " An awesome book that will be a great help to many " Sue Augustine, Motivational Speaker and Author " Sherry s book is a refreshing and practical guide for anyone who has a desire to soak in scripture. " Joanne Goodwin, International Speaker
Walking with Jesus the Messiah
Author: Kathleen W. Harris, D.Min.
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Drinks of Living Water: Walking with Jesus the Messiah by Dr. Kathleen Ware Harris Drinks of Living Water: Walking with Jesus the Messiah by Dr. Kathleen Ware Harris is a collection of personal meditations and reflections that come from spending time with the Lord as she lived her life and traveled the world. In 1999, she began writing them and emailing them to friends. To quote the author, "Deliberately taking time to spend in prayer and meditation, helps us to know the Lord." It is her hope that the reader will find inspiration and support in their own spiritual walk with God in Jesus Christ.
Powerful Teachings from the International Bestselling Author of The Heavenly Man
Author: Brother Yun
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
In The Heavenly Man, you learned the story of how God took a young half-starved boy from Henan Province and enabled him to stand strong on the frontlines for Jesus Christ, braving horrific opposition and impossible odds. Living Water is a collection of Brother Yun’s dynamic teachings that evolved from his life experiences of persecution and revival in China. Brother Yun shares how the grace of God sustained him during his darkest hours and how that darkness transformed into the infectious joy and zeal for the Lord that are the hallmark of his ministry today. This unique book teaches us that radical faith is not for a chosen few, but for every believer who dares to call Jesus Christ Lord.
Author: Hazel Catherine Forrester
Publisher: Xulon Press
Do you feel as if you could never be used by God? Think again! God uses our pain and brokenness to mold us into vessels for His glory. Read how God took a simple schoolgirl from Damascus, Virginia, and used her to literally touch nations. Shaped through many tragic and traumatic experiences, Hazel Forrester has been used by God in many miraculous ways. Her autobiography will be both inspiring and motivating for those seeking God to work miracles through their pain.
Author: John L. Mckenzie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A standard reference work, providing concise descriptions of biblical characters, terms, and places, as well as pertinent illustrations and charts