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Simply Paul: The Apostle

Simply Paul: The Apostle

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Patrick Pietrantano was raised as a Roman Catholic in a traditional Italian household. At the age of twenty, he first heard the term born again. That was a foreign thought that never came up in his many years of his Catholic education. That changed him forever as he endeavored to discover what those words truly meant. For the next forty some years, he made a quest to understand biblical truth in its simplest form. He studied the life of Paul the apostle in detail, and a spiritual understanding began to unfold to him that traditionally has not been taught.
In Simply Paul, Pietrantano shares what was revealed to him. Paul was a man of simple truth in what Paul believed as a pharisee to be God's will, in the Jewish religion. Paul was among the top in his peers and defended it to the utmost. There came a defining moment that changed the direction in Paul's life, as he had a direct encounter with Jesus Christ himself. What was talked about in this encounter will change your perception of Paul.
When this change occurred, Paul describes the battle that ensued by being the witness of these direct revelations from Jesus Christ himself. Simply Paul follows Paul's life and addresses questions often asked, that traditional thought have not captured.

Start with Prayer: 250 Prayers for Hope and Strength

Start with Prayer: 250 Prayers for Hope and Strength

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Do you find it difficult to turn to prayer when you need it most? Do you have trouble finding the words to capture exactly how you're feeling? Start with Prayer, by pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado, will give you the tools you need to feel more comfortable when you communicate with God.

When struggles and anxieties come up in our lives, we invite God into our world, watching our fears surface and then depart. But how do we help prayer become a tried-and-true practice in our daily lives? Finding the right words to pray can be challenging, but Max is here to help.

Whether you're learning to pray for the first time or you're hoping to reinvigorate your prayer life, Start with Prayer will change the way you think about your relationship with God.

Pairing timeless scripture with thoughtful prayers, Start with Prayer is a special collection of 250 prayers that will help you develop the strength and hope you need to turn to prayer first in any situation you're facing.

Adapted from Max's series of Pocket Prayers with brand new prayers added, Start with Prayer is divided into categories designed to foster prayers that impact every aspect of life, including prayers centered around:

  • Clarity and creativity
  • Healing and safety
  • Inspiration and encouragement
  • Preservation and endurance
  • Wisdom and leadership
  • Start with Prayer is a trustworthy resource that you can turn to no matter what season of life you're in right now, reminding you that starting with prayer is always the right answer.

    Stories by Willimon

    Stories by Willimon

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    Will Willimon is known and read throughout the world for his riveting, edgy, witty, and provocative stories or parables. His most beloved, memorable, and impactful stories are presented in this collection. The Stories of Will Willimon will expose readers to joy, agony, thankfulness, greed, trust, fear, healing, suffering, laughter, weeping, yearning, irony, hatred, and love. Readers may see themselves or their friends at times in these stories. Fellow storytellers are likely to retell these stories to friends, family, colleagues, and churches. Preachers will find illustrative materials to support their sermons and all readers will be inspired by the insights into the Christian faith provided.
    Stories for Your Soul: Ordinary People. Extraordinary God.

    Stories for Your Soul: Ordinary People. Extraordinary God.

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    Life can be hard: grief, loss, busyness, financial hardships, abuse, broken relationships, and illness are just some of the difficulties we all face on a regular basis. It's easy to lose faith in your neighbor and feel like you're alone--but Max Lucado assures us that hope is here.

    Stories for Your Soul: Ordinary People. Extraordinary God. by pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado will reestablish your faith in people and the Lord by sharing the good in the world.

    Compiled from Max's catalog of treasured stories, this collection of ordinary miracles sheds light on the ways that everyday people are doing God's work while also sharing their gifts with others.

    Throughout Stories for Your Soul, you'll read about:

  • Nicholas Winton, a twenty-nine-year-old stockbroker, who rescued 669 children during World War II
  • Favio Chavez and Don Cola Gomez--two men recycling the world's trash into musical instruments
  • Jimmy Wayne and how complete strangers gave him a home and became his family
  • And many more amazing stories
  • At the end of each inspiring story, you'll find two reflection questions to help you dig deep into your life and identify ways you can use your own gifts to change the world while deepening your faith in God.

    The Blessing of Taking Communion: 10 Guided Encounters at the Lord's Table

    The Blessing of Taking Communion: 10 Guided Encounters at the Lord's Table

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    "Do this in remembrance of Me." A simple phrase, spoken by Jesus to His disciples in the upper room, remains some of the most meaning-filled words ever spoken. Communion. The Lord's Supper. The body and blood of Christ. Known by many names and observed by believers for over 2000 years, it is one of the most sacred and unifying ordinances ever given to the church. Yet many believers fail to comprehend the significance to their daily lives. So much more than a box to check, a tradition to keep, or a movement to go through. It is a wonderful gift, freely given by Jesus for the benefit of the body, and it is filled with meaning, blessing, and significance. A standing invitation offered to us to spend time with Jesus, receive all supply from Heaven, and enjoy unbroken relationship with our heavenly Father. In this book, discover ten Communion encounters designed to offer greater insight and deeper understanding into one of the greatest exchanges in the history of mankind.
    The Divine Inquiry: Questions Jesus Asked to Change Your Life

    The Divine Inquiry: Questions Jesus Asked to Change Your Life

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    Jesus had a lot to say about the way we live out our daily lives. In the process, he asks a lot of questions that are insightful, penetrating, and thought-provoking, all demanding an honest appraisal of oneself and an appropriate, life-changing response. He asks the same questions today. For example, Why are you so afraid? What do you want me to do for you? What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? This book explores a sampling of the questions Jesus asked, as he walked the streets of the ancient world. Every divine inquiry was/is designed to confront, convict, challenge, conform, and/or comfort (cf John 16:7-13) His listeners. His intention has always been the same - to give us a fresh, new set of eyes with which to assess our individual lives, address areas of personal weakness, encourage spiritual and emotional maturity, and press us to apply practical life-principles that actually work in everyday living. His purpose is discipleship, Christlikeness. His objective is to move us to consider the deepest of truths regarding the person I am, the person I could be, and the person I must be.
    The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery (Enlarged/Expanded, Expanded)

    The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery (Enlarged/Expanded, Expanded)

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    "Grant, Lord, that I may know myself that I may know thee." --Augustine Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. But Christians throughout the ages have agreed that there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep knowledge of the self. Discerning your true self is inextricably related to discerning God's purposes for you. Paradoxically, the more you become like Christ, the more you become authentically yourself. In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He exposes the false selves that you may hide behind and calls you to discover the true self that emerges from your uniqueness in Christ. Freeing you from illusions about yourself, Benner shows that self-understanding leads to the fulfillment of your God-given destiny and vocation. Rest assured, you need not try to be someone you are not. But you will deepen your experience of God through discovering the gift of being yourself. This expanded edition, one of three titles in The Spiritual Journey trilogy, includes a new epilogue and an experiential guide with questions for individual reflection or group discussion.

    The Question That Never Goes Away

    The Question That Never Goes Away

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    Why does God allow suffering?

    In his classic book Where Is God When It Hurts, Philip Yancey gave us permission to doubt, reasons not to abandon faith, and practical ways to reach out to hurting people.

    In this sequel, written 30 years later, Yancey revisits our cry of "Why, God?" in the wake of increased violence and natural disasters the world over. It's a cry that many of us take up with more urgency each year as we sit stunned by the calamities devastating our world, our communities, and our personal lives.

    Acknowledging that Christians have not always responded to the problem of pain and grief with grace, Yancey helps us find meaning in the midst of the deepest suffering. The Question That Never Goes Away is a deep and personal reflection on the ways that suffering both challenges and affirms our faith and how we can respond to the existence of evil in a manner that doesn't dismiss it.

    "In the face of suffering, words do not suffice. We need something more: the word made flesh, actual living proof that God has not abandoned us, that he shares in our distress," Yancy writes. We find this proof in Jesus, whose own story is one of suffering voluntarily accepted. No other religion has this model of God identifying so deeply and compassionately with humanity--and this changes how we see it and respond to it.

    Timely and heartfelt, Philip Yancey has once again offered readers a powerful response to some of the toughest questions that will never leave us in this life.

    The Unshuttered Heart

    The Unshuttered Heart

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    Aliveness and Deadness are processes that cannot be captured, only symbolized within the precincts of psychology and religion.Opening under the shadow of 9/11, our new century must reassess the preciousness of life and what we are living for, what we love, and what we find worth dying for. In the face of loss and absence, we must again ask what makes us feel connected to the source of aliveness. Yet, we must also understand that feeling fully alive means that we must come to fresh insight about the contrary of aliveness, which is deadness. Both aliveness and deadness are part of the same fabric of being. But how do we talk about them? Or do we leave these unnamed? For Ann Belford Ulanov, aliveness is to make something of what we hear, and to hear what we hear makes of us. Working on oneself enlarges; thus, society as psychological work and spiritual practice form a kind of social action. Our heart becomes unshuttered making new depths possible for the self and others.
    This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories That Make Us

    This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories That Make Us

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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In her stunning debut, the creator of Black Liturgies weaves stories from three generations of her family alongside contemplative reflections to discover the "necessary rituals" that connect us with our belonging, dignity, and liberation.

    "This is the kind of book that makes you different when you're done."--Ashley C. Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Somebody's Daughter

    "Reaches deep beneath the surface of words unspoken, wounds unhealed, and secrets untempered to break them open in order for fresh light to break through."--Morgan Jerkins, New York Times bestselling author of This Will Be My Undoing and Caul Baby

    ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Root, Library Journal

    "From the womb, we must repeat with regularity that to love ourselves is to survive. I believe that is what my father wanted for me and knew I would so desperately need: a tool for survival, the truth of my dignity named like a mercy new each morning."

    So writes Cole Arthur Riley in her unforgettable book of stories and reflections on discovering the sacred in her skin. In these deeply transporting pages, Arthur Riley reflects on the stories of her grandmother and father, and how they revealed to her an embodied, dignity-affirming spirituality, not only in what they believed but in the act of living itself. Writing memorably of her own childhood and coming to self, Arthur Riley boldly explores some of the most urgent questions of life and faith: How can spirituality not silence the body, but instead allow it to come alive? How do we honor, lament, and heal from the stories we inherit? How can we find peace in a world overtaken with dislocation, noise, and unrest? In this indelible work of contemplative storytelling, Arthur Riley invites us to descend into our own stories, examine our capacity to rest, wonder, joy, rage, and repair, and find that our humanity is not an enemy to faith but evidence of it.

    At once a compelling spiritual meditation, a powerful intergenerational account, and a tender coming-of-age narrative, This Here Flesh speaks potently to anyone who suspects that our stories might have something to say to us.