Author: Terry Walling, Kyle Walling, Zack Curry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
There comes a time when God begins to stir a heart for something more. This time of transition has been orchestrated by God himself to launch the journey toward greater clarity, focus and identification of personal calling. AWAKENING has been written to help a Christ-follower to navigate this first of three defining moments in his or journey. The focus of AWAKENING helps clarify life direction, values and purpose.
Author: Doug Stringer
Publisher: Whitaker House
Every leader wants to finish well, but sometimes the challenges and discouragements in life become too much to handle. Overwhelmed, we settle for less than God's best. Whether you are just beginning your ministry journey or you are a seasoned veteran who is feeling tired, ineffective, or ready to quit...maybe it's time for a Leadership Awakening! Your life can be marked by God's goodness all the way to the finish line. Through the time-tested principles Doug Stringer lays out, you will discover how to... Measure successful leadership God's way Overcome the oppositions godly leaders face Display leadership traits that transform your family, workplace, church, and world Equip yourself-and those you're leading-to run the race and finish well And much more! Don't allow yourself to become a casualty on the battlefield of Christian leadership. You can have an impactful life and hear God's beautiful words of affirmation at the end of your journey..."Well done, good and faithful servant" (Matthew 25:23).
Author: Stovall Weems
Stop hitting the spiritual snooze button. Would you describe your walk with God as fresh and exciting? Would you describe your spiritual life as vibrant and passionate? If not, would you like these attributes to be the norm in your everyday relationship with God? Are you ready to experience an awakening? Awakening helps you stir up your slumbering soul. You’ll discover how to break out of your season of dryness or get off to a great start either in the New Year or the next season in life. Take your faith-walk from a “going through the motions” or “have to” mindset to the stimulating, fresh “want to” experience of enjoying God’s presence—24/7. Weems encourages you to surrender fully, to discover the right kind of fuel for the journey, and to learn a new way to pray and fast. This lifestyle is not based on rules or religion, but on a deep, satisfying, motivating relationship with God. Included in Awakening is a 21-Day Plan that will guide you through the principles that ensure a lasting, fresh relationship with God—even in a world where everything quickly becomes stale. “It’s time to wake up and put an end to spiritual sluggishness! I promise this year will be the best of your life if it is your best year spiritually.” – Stovall Weems From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Charles R. Swindoll
In THE CHURCH AWAKENING, Charles Swindoll discusses the challenges, struggles, and priorities of the church in the twenty-first century. He reveals the problems inherent in the entertainment-based postmodern church and shows how a return to biblical teaching will restore its strength and impact. Now being replaced by a feel-good message instead of what Christians need to know to stand strong in a world that's lost its way--Swindoll exposes the problems of--and solutions for--the postmodern evangelical church. Just as he opened readers' eyes with his bold statements in The Grace Awakening, now he offers a straightforward volume revealing how to reestablish a life-altering church with Christ as Lord and Master. Illuminating and empowering, THE CHURCH AWAKENING will ignite a revolution in the way Christians "do church" for years to come.
Author: Byron Paulus, Bill Elliff
Publisher: Moody Publishers
OneCry: A Call to Spiritual Awakening is a challenge, a plea for readers to shake off spiritual apathy and wake up to the hope of God moving with extraordinary power in our day. It paints a picture of both desperation and hope; without spiritual revival our country has no hope, but when it comes we will need no other hope. Drawing on an abundance of stories from ordinary people who have experienced the power of life-changing revival in their own lives, this books provides a contemporary roadmap for spiritual awakening and real revival. Passionate and story-rich, OneCry engages readers to seek God urgently at this moment in history, it inspires them with hope for what God can do, and it invites them to join a growing movement of believers who are uniting in one cry for revival and spiritual awakening. It is a summons to join together in a single focus: passionate prayer for revival in our nation like hasn’t been seen in nearly two hundred years.
Author: Gerard Long
Publisher: Tyndale House
The early church turned the world upside down. With only a few followers of Jesus filled with the Holy Spirit, the gospel message of love and transformation spread like wildfire; it could not be contained or held back. What was the secret—the “Jesus way”—behind such a radical movement of the gospel? And what would it take for a spiritual renewal to happen today—in your church, your community, your world, and your own heart? Gerard Long, president of Alpha USA, has seen that spiritual awakenings tend to occur when God’s people understand their calling and prepare through prayer, personal renewal, and action. In Awakening, he offers a compelling vision for a “Jesus way” of widespread spiritual renewal, equipping you to better love people into the Kingdom of God. You’ll become empowered to live the abundant life given to us in Christ—and step out in faith to fulfill God’s calling.
Author: Joseph Mattera
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
What if all the members of the Body of Christ worked together-without personal agendas, without fear or competition, and without dispute? Kingdom Awakening testifies to the incredible benefits that come from such collaborative efforts. This is how the Body of Christ is supposed to function here on the earth and is really the only effective way to fulfill the Great Commission! Kingdom Awakening is the exciting sequel to the popular Kingdom Revolution! In this new volume, Kingdom Awakening creates and encourages unity and trust among ministries. Because we live in a desperate world, people need the love and leadership that the Kingdom of God provides. We need to not only preach to our cities, but love and serve our cities and community. You can be an important part of unifying the Body of Christ and expanding the Kingdom of God! Author Dr. Mattera is a successful city-reaching practitioner who teaches dynamic principles necessary to release the power of God's Kingdom on earth! As a theologian of the Kingdom, he reveals biblical insights of the awesome plan of God for the Church as well as lays out biblical blueprints for structuring civil law, apostolic movements, and contemporary Christian models of cultural engagement. As one of the most practical books ever written on the subject, this is a must read for thinking Christians, marketplace believers, emerging leaders, and pastors who want to transform their communities!
Author: Edward P. Hahnenberg
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Does God have a specific plan for each of us, or is it more like general guidelines for al of us? How do my gifts and abilities, my personality and particular circumstances, impact my vocation? What is the role of the church in this process? What are the needs of the world that call us to respond? Awakening Vocation explores these questions and breathes new life into an ancient idea - rousing vocation from a centuries-long slumber. Inspired by the broad and inclusive Vision of the Second Vatican Council, the book traces the history of Catholic reflection on vocation and offers a constructive proposal for the present. In plain language, Edward Hahnenberg argues that Catholic thinking on vocation has been frustrated by a deficient theology of grace and that the key to reclaiming the notion of God's call today lies in a Vision of God's self-gift reaching across al of human history and into every human heart. Rethinking vocation in light of a revitalized theology of grace helps move beyond earlier dead ends, opening up new ways of imagining discipleship and discernment within our wonderfully diverse and yet deeply divided world. Edward P. Hahnenberg, PhD, is associate professor of theology at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, and author of Ministries: A Relational Approach and A Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II.
Author: William Perkins
Vision and motivation to become the leader God intends you to be-- whether you’re leading your family, church, coworkers, or a Fortune 500 company.You’re a leader! In fact, every time you try to get someone to do something you want done, you’re exercising leadership. This eBook will help you discover from Jesus how to lead more effectively as you understand the character traits and practical skills of a true leader. A discussion guide in the back of the book will help you integrate the principles into your life as you allow Jesus to help you learn how to cultivate and cast a vision, make wise decisions, build a team, harness opposing forces, facilitate innovation, and put others first.
Author: J. Brent Bill, Beth A. Booram
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Perhaps you've been missing out. God has given us five senses and a brain with two sides. Yet we often approach God in one way only: through words that are analyzed and processed logically in our left brain. The right brain, however, is the creative, intuitive center--the place that connects most to our seeing, smelling, touching, tasting and hearing, and that roots experiences in our hearts in transforming ways. In Awaken Your Senses, longtime ministers Beth Booram and Brent Bill invite you to engage your right brain in your faith through sensory spiritual practices that position your heart for divine encounter. Readings and a variety of exercises that utilize your whole body lead you to experience God in new ways by tasting chocolate, words, matzoh, Scripture, forgiveness seeing the moon, wisdom, art, glory, your best self touching others, stones, prayers, rubble, Jesus hearing silence, music, pain, footsteps, the Spirit, the news smelling gardenias, life, salty air, home, healing oil, coffee Teaching you to pay attention in love to your surroundings, Booram and Bill will help you open your eyes and ears and nose to a sensuous faith--one in which God can be experienced each day as we live and move and have our being. So whether you're weary, stuck, struggling, growing or on information-overload, the exercises and reflections offered here can bring refreshment--a cold drink of water, a gentle breeze--to your soul. Come experience God with all of who you are, and discover more of who he is.
Author: Linda M. Clark
Publisher: New Hope Pub
Awaken the Leader in You provides 10 essentials for bringing life into balance – the foundation of effective leadership. Grounded in Scripture and illustrated by stories of women in the Bible and in contemporary society, the principles crystallize in applicable content. With a host of practical ideas for leadership enhancement, Dr. Linda M. Clark coaches readers in awakening leadership skills as they discover a new blend of ingredients for balanced living.
Author: Harvie M. Conn, Manuel Ortiz
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
No. 3 in the 2002 Academy of Parish Clergy Top Ten Books of the Year! Cities--the anvil of civilization, the center of power, the metaphor for society itself--have been with us for thousands of years. Here converge piety and trade, security and politics. Yet just two hundred years ago only 3 percent of the world's population lived in cities. Today half does. Despite this tremendous explosion of urban growth, the work of the church has generally lagged behind. The city presents serious challenges that cry out for answers: poverty, racism, human exploitation and government corruption. How can the church move ahead in the midst of these demands with the gospel of hope? Here, in one comprehensive volume, Harvie Conn and Manuel Ortiz, two noted scholars and proven practitioners of urban ministry, address the vital work of the church in the city. Their dual goal: to understand the city and God's work in it. Through four great waves of development, Conn and Ortiz trace the history of the city around the world. Then they tackle the critical issue of a biblical basis for urban mission. How does the Bible view the city? Are we closer to God in the country than the city? Does the Bible have an anti-urban bias? These questions are given a thorough analysis that unveils God's urban mandate as reflected in both Old and New Testaments. From this foundation the authors unpack the multifaceted nature of the city as place, as process, as center, as power, and as a place of change and stability. They move us beyond fragmented stereotypes to a new way of seeing that is holistic enough for a fully biblical ministry to develop. In addition, Conn and Ortiz lay out what the social sciences have to offer urban mission, including ethnographic and demographic studies. While showing how such studies have identified unreached cities and unreached groups within cities, they do not become captive to research but demonstrate how to keep kingdom priorities in view. Finally, Urban Ministry focuses on the essential element of leadership. While there are many books on the topic, little has been said about the particular issues and needs of urban leadership. Therefore, the authors give significant attention to developing and mentoring leaders while equipping the laity for ministry in the city. This is the essential text for bringing God's kingdom to the city through the people of God.
Author: JoAnn Durgin
A God-fearing man. A God-seeking woman. For Sam Lewis and Lexa Clarke, it proves a combustible combination. Lexa Clarke signs up for a TeamWork Missions summer assignment expecting adventure in a far-off, exotic country. Instead, she's sent to sweltering San Antonio to help rebuild homes destroyed by sudden flooding. She survives the four-hour bus trip from Houston, dust in the lungs, a flat tire, a tool-throwing incident and a spitting goat - not to mention an inquisition from a distractingly handsome cowboy - all before reaching the work camp. TeamWork director Sam Lewis isn't sure what to think of his newest volunteer. She's feisty, witty, and incredibly pretty, but looks more prepared to board a cruise ship than build houses. Burned by a past betrayal, he's got a job to do, a reputation to uphold. Sam can't afford to be distracted by a woman who attracts animals, defies his rules, finds trouble at every turn and questions God's purpose. But when she tumbles from the top beam of one of the houses into his arms, Sam suspects his life will never be the same. During their weeks together in the TeamWork camp, Sam and Lexa learn the power of forgiveness and healing. Enduring a chain of incidents which challenge their faith, trust and growing relationship, they look to the Lord for guidance as together they discover a love greater than either could ever imagine. At the end of the eight-week work camp, Sam is committed to a year-long, dangerous overseas mission for TeamWork. Can Lexa trust the Lord enough to let him go? Will Sam safely return and keep his promise to meet her at the Alamo? You'll keep turning the pages of this sweeping romantic adventure. With great characters, plenty of humor, enough emotion to make you shed a tear or two, and an ending that'll have you cheering, Awakening will leave you breathless. Hold on tight. The adventures of Lewis and Clarke have only just begun!
Author: Sherri Lane
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Setting God Free is a call for all who seek to be more. It is a call for Christians, practicing or non-practicing, leader or follower, to dare to be more like Jesus by living in love and non-judgment. It is a call for non-Christians to understand the beauty of Christ's message in an environment that is without judgment or without a need to convert. It is a call for ALL to understand that unconditional love is the answer. For many years we have created God in our image. We have decided what He was and is, rarely allowing Him to be more than our limited minds could comprehend. We have shackled God through our own thoughts and restrictions. This book asks readers to step outside the boundaries we have put around God, allowing His full magnificence to unfold in their lives and in the lives of those around them. Setting God Free reminds us that the day has finally come that we will be truly enlightened, beyond what we previously could have imagined. Each of us who chooses to step forward to be more will make that leap. We have fear because this is unfamiliar territory, beckoning us to move into something unknown, to think in ways that are unfamiliar, giving up our need to be right. But our fears are unwarranted; our trouble unfounded, for God is on our side. Today can be the day that you change your life by shifting your thoughts to a more loving place, the day that you change the world through the process of changing yourself and letting go of fear. It is time to answer the call to do what you came here to do...to love and be loved, to let your true magnificence shine. Seize this moment, for it holds the promise of a New World, a Renewed Eden. Sherri Lane is an author who seeks to bring out the best in others by recognizing the good in the world. Through her own powerful spiritual experiences, she has felt led to share healing and glimpses of enlightenment to others, helping them walk in faith to a brighter place. For the past several years, she has shared these experiences on her blog, "Seeing Miracles Every Day" (www.seeingmiracleseveryday.blogspot.com). She also hosts a facebook fanpage of the same title, which examines the ideas of "A Course In Miracles" and other positive thoughts about returning to God through returning to love, our natural existence (search "Seeing Miracles Every Day" on facebook).
Author: Lou Engle, Dean Briggs
Publisher: Chosen Books
A Passionate, Prophetic Summons to Prayer and Fasting We are poised at a key moment in history. Amidst pain and chaos, we can turn the tide of evil in our lands. With excitement and profound insight, seasoned prophetic leader Lou Engle shows how: through bold faith and aggressive, passionate prayer and fasting. Here he equips you with the dynamic, practical tools you need to answer the call of countercultural consecration. Using Jesus as the role model, he reveals that 40 days of prayer and fasting always precede breakthrough, revelations of God's glory, breakage of demonic hindrances, and more. As we join together in fasting and intercession, we'll see victory in the critical issues of our day--and we'll awaken the nations for Christ. Global revival and transformation is imminent. Will you answer the call?