The renewing of the heart is an inescapable human need, " writes Saucy, "but the solution lies only within the realm of the divine. Drawing from inspiring bible passages as well as selected scientific studies, Saucy demonstrates how to make lasting change so Christians can finally achieve the joys of becoming more like Christ.
Minding the Heart #ad - Saucy offers insightful instruction on what spiritual transformation is and how to achieve it. He shows how renewing one's mind through meditation, action, and community can begin the process of change, but ultimately the final change—the change that brings abundant life—can only come through a vital relationship with God.
Beloved Dust: Drawing Close to God by Discovering the Truth About YourselfThomas Nelson #ad - Beloved dust invites readers to discover the fundamental simplicity and radical transformation of being with God. Beloved dust is an intelligent vision for life with God through prayer, and many of its rich images have stayed with me long after I put down the pages. Shauna niequist, author of bread & wine “in beloved dust, Kyle and Jamin tell us the truth about who we are and why we're here in a way that will draw you closer to God.
This book will draw you into a richer communion with God as it did for me, and that is the highest compliment I can possibly offer. Skye jethani, author of WITH and FUTUREVILLE. This book in your hands will remind you to stop, to revel in God’s fatherly presence, and to just be. Pastor of central christian church in a culture of pop Christianity that serves a fast food gospel for consumers wanting drive-by spirituality, Goggin and Strobel defy expectations.
Beloved Dust: Drawing Close to God by Discovering the Truth About Yourself #ad - That god is god and you are you, and that you are his, and that our dustiness is a beautiful thing. We often accept less. Beloved dust strikes the rare balance of being rich and deep while remaining practical and engaging. Prepare your heart for the gifts God has for you. Pastor jamin goggin and theology professor Kyle Strobel provide a path to abiding with God.
It is a beautiful and gracious exploration of prayer that everyone seeking a truer, deeper, and more authentic life with Christ should read.
Seasons of the Soul: Stages of Spiritual DevelopmentIVP Books #ad - Days go by, but it can be hard to feel a sense of movement or growth. Every christian is on an amazing journey. But the unfortunate truth is that many of us live largely detached from this fact. In these pages, spiritual formation professor and New Testament scholar Bruce Demarest helps us grasp the whole picture of the journey we're on that we might live our days with intention and keep moving toward maturity in faith.
. Using scripture, demarest leads us through the three main stages of the journey:putting our faith in Christexperiencing struggles and doubtscoming to deeper faithIn addition, writings from our rich spiritual tradition and stories of present-day believers walking the same path of faith, discussion and reflection questions at the end of each chapter help you see where you've been and what stage you're at now.
Seasons of the Soul: Stages of Spiritual Development #ad - Sometimes, in periods of doubt and depression, we might feel stuck in the same place for months. Yet the truth remains that from the moment we give Christ control of our life, we set out on the most significant journey that exists: the journey of becoming like Jesus. And throughout the book, you will be reminded of the ultimate destination: perfection, wholeness and eternity with Christ.
Whether you are struggling and feeling stuck or experiencing a time of great joy, these pages will give you perspective, courage and hope as they guide you on the path of becoming like Jesus.
Formed for the Glory of God: Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan EdwardsIVP Books #ad - And is there a better elder to guide us than Jonathan Edwards?In Edwards, the eighteenth-century Puritan pastor and theologian, we find deep thought balanced with deep passion. No small task! is there someone we can turn to for help? "Wisdom tells us to sit at the feet of our elders rather than the latest ministry fad, " notes author Kyle Strobel.
Through his writings and practices, edwards provides us with the tools—the "means of grace"—that make us receptive to God's work in our lives as we learn to abide in Christ. Jesus said we should focus our minds and hearts on God above all else. Here we find a well-rounded account of being formed for the glory of God.
The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of DistractionIVP Books #ad - But it is more than that: listening is a way of life. Adam mchugh places listening at the heart of our spirituality, our relationships and our mission in the world. Christianity today's 2017 book of the year award - Spiritual FormationLogos Association Bookstore Award, Best Christian Living Book for 2016Bookwi.
Se's favorite books of the year, non-fiction14th Annual Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year, Christian Living"Be quick to listen, slow to speak. James 1:19how would our lives change if we approached every experience with the intention of listening first?In this noisy, distracting world, it is difficult to truly hear.
Listening shapes us and equips us to be more attuned to people in pain and more able to minister to those in distress. Our lives are qualitatively different―indeed, better―when we become listeners. Heed the call to the listening life, and hear what God is doing in you and the world. Listening is an essential skill for healthy relationships, both with God and with other people.
The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction #ad - By cultivating a posture of listening, we become more attentive and engaged with those around us. God himself is the god who hears, through Scripture, and we too can learn to hear what God may be saying through creation, through people. People talk past each other, eager to be heard but somehow deaf to what is being said.
A Guide to Christian Spiritual Formation: How Scripture, Spirit, Community, and Mission Shape Our SoulsBaker Academic #ad - Resources for professors and students are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources. Howard joins scripture with themes of community, formation, spirit, and mission in a single integrative guide. Its evangelical-ecumenical and global perspectives will appeal to a wide audience. Evan howard, accessible, provides a holistic, a noted authority on Christian spirituality, and informed introduction to Christian spiritual formation written from a broadly evangelical perspective.
A Guide to Christian Spiritual Formation: How Scripture, Spirit, Community, and Mission Shape Our Souls #ad - . The book includes helpful features such as figures, charts, chapter overviews, and formation-focused questions.
Mere Sexuality: Rediscovering the Christian Vision of SexualityZondervan #ad - Wilson highlights the stunning shift of opinion on issues of sexuality in the evangelical church and why this break with the historic church is problematic for the future of Christianity. Along the way he provides ordinary believers with an introduction to the historic Christian vision of sexuality, yet does so in conversation with some of the twenty-first century’s leading challenges to this vision.
In a culture that is deeply confused about human sexuality, Wilson believes it is time for evangelicals to retrieve the historic Christian tradition and biblical teaching on the question of sexuality. Mere sexuality seeks to guide readers back to the beauty and coherence of this vision of sexuality in the face of an aggressive and all-consuming pagan and secular worldview.
Mere Sexuality: Rediscovering the Christian Vision of Sexuality #ad - What do christians believe about human sexuality?in mere sexuality, author and pastor Todd Wilson presents the historic Christian consensus about human sexuality, Catholic, the Great Tradition of the church for centuries as taught in each of its major expressions - Orthodox, and Protestant.
Opening to God: A Guide to PrayerAve Maria Press #ad - Mining his rich experiences as a Jesuit missionary and spiritual director, Thomas Green, S. J. Shakes away the cobwebs and banishes stodgy assumptions about spiritual life that is fed by the practice of prayer. A must-have resource, both for beginners and practiced 'pray-ers' who want to cultivate a more meaningful prayer experience.
Opening to God: A Guide to Prayer #ad - For over thirty years, this book has demystified prayer for countless thousands. Often, people feel drawn to prayer but are timid and unsure about how to pray. Friendly and inviting, updated edition, Opening to God, now available in a revised, explains what prayer is all about, then turns to techniques that ready the soul to encounter God.
Life in the Trinity: An Introduction to Theology with the Help of the Church FathersIVP Academic #ad - Donald fairbairn takes us back to those biblical roots and to the central convictions of the early church, showing us what we have tended to overlook, especially in our understanding of God as Trinity, the person of Christ and the nature of our salvation as sharing in the Son's relationship to the Father.
What can the early church contribute to theology today?Although introductions to Christian theology often refer to its biblical foundations, seldom is much attention paid to the key insights the early church had into the nature of Christian faith and life. This book will prove useful to beginning theology students as well as advanced theologians who want to get at the heart of the Christian gospel.
The Heresy of Orthodoxy Foreword by I. Howard Marshall: How Contemporary Culture's Fascination with Diversity Has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early ChristianityCrossway #ad - Authors köstenberger and Kruger engage Ehrman and others in this polemic against a dogged adherence to popular ideals of diversity. Köstenberger and kruger's accessible and careful scholarship not only counters the "Bauer Thesis" using its own terms, but also engages overlooked evidence from the New Testament.
Their conclusions are drawn from analysis of the evidence of unity in the New Testament, the formation and closing of the canon, and the methodology and integrity of the recording and distribution of religious texts within the early church. Spreading from academia into mainstream media, the suggestion that diversity of doctrine in the early church led to many competing orthodoxies is indicative of today's postmodern relativism.
The Heresy of Orthodoxy Foreword by I. Howard Marshall: How Contemporary Culture's Fascination with Diversity Has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity #ad - Beginning with walter bauer in 1934, the denial of clear orthodoxy in early Christianity has shaped and largely defined modern New Testament criticism, recently given new life through the work of spokesmen like Bart Ehrman.
The Deep Things of God Second Edition: How the Trinity Changes EverythingCrossway #ad - This new edition includes a study guide with discussion questions, recommended reading, action points, and more. In the deep things of god, systematic theologian Fred Sanders shows why we ought to embrace the doctrine of the Trinity wholeheartedly as a central concern of evangelical theology. The doctrine of the trinity is taught and believed by all evangelicals, but rarely is it fully understood or celebrated.
. Sanders demonstrates, engagingly and accessibly, that the doctrine of the Trinity is grounded in the gospel itself. In this book, worship, bible study, missions, tradition, restoring depth to prayer, readers will understand that a robust doctrine of the Trinity has massive implications for their lives, and understanding of Christianity’s fundamental doctrines.