The Life-changing, Unexpected Ways God Works for Our Good
Author: Bill Crowder
Find encouragement in the ultimate protection, provision, and purposes of your heavenly Father. In God of Surprise, Our Daily Bread author Bill Crowder guides you through Scripture to see how God unexpectedly intervenes in the lives of others and how He can do the same for you.
A theologian forces readers to re-examine the legacy of Jesus by radically re-assessing his role in humanity, presenting him as a spiritual innovator who identified with the marginalized and the downtrodden.
The bestselling author's inspiring account of her spiritual journey into discovering the love of God. "Beautifully written . . . the message and challenge of the book is profound. . . . This book will awaken your longing and set you off on your own spiritual journey."—Today's Christian Woman "A joy to read from beginning to end."—Virtue Magazine Sue Monk Kidd explores the thrilling possibilities of God's everlasting love. God's Joyful Surprise makes an important statement about devotion to God rather than activity. Strands of humor and warmth woven throughout make it a joy to read from beginning to end.
Intercessions of Mercy consists of simple prayers that blend religious convictions and current concerns in a way that can be shared by groups of believers, or privately by those who prefer to pray in solitude. It is designed to be used by readers in the ways that are most meaningful and helpful to them at any given time, using it in different ways in the different seasons of your soul. The prayers of Intercessions of Mercy are invocations that link prayer to God with service to others. They connect the enduring convictions of faith with the recurring concerns of modern life. The intercessions in this book are organized around the liturgical seasons, feasts days in the Catholic calendar, and on behalf of particular groups (including artists, caregivers, families, parents, government leaders, those who are ill or dying, and many others).
The first hearing-impaired Miss America recounts her childhood dream of becoming a famous ballerina and the personal beliefs about obedience that enabled her to pursue her ambitions, in a volume for women that explains how to make important life decisions in accordance with God's will.
Model Your Life on the Great Women of the Bible Who Trusted God and Found Him Faithful. Studies of 6 women from the Bible---each with 6 sessions---for personal reflection or group study. Through intriguing stories of biblical women, the Women of the Bible study series helps readers see how God wants to work in their lives. Questions and activities are designed to encourage personal application, understanding, and prayer, and to foster interaction within study groups. Each chapter includes 8 sections: Opening Narrative, Discussing the Story, Sharing Your Story, After Hours, Setting the Stage, Behind the Scenes, Prayer Meetings, and Words to Remember. The leader's guide makes it easy to facilitate weekly Bible studies to nurture knowledge of Scripture and a sense of God's presence in life. Esther: a Jewish orphan who became queen of Persia and saved her people---Choose to be a woman God delights to use no matter what the circumstances Mary: a young woman who said yes to God's incredible plan for her life---Obedience can be a joyous choice that is blessed by God Deborah: a leader of Israel when God's people were in a period of great decline---Faith, courage, and devotion toward God have a powerful impact in a woman's life Hannah: a woman who poured out her heart to God and received a miracle---Understand the wisdom and importance of committing dreams to God Sarah: a woman of faith whose insecurities sometimes got the better of her---Face life's uncertainties, move beyond fear, and enjoy a faith-filled relationship with God Ruth: a daughter-in-law who left her own people out of loyalty to Naomi---Trust the Lord through faith and action in difficult times