Author: Craig Dykstra
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
In this new edition of his popular book, Craig Dykstra explores the contributions of the traditions, education, worship practices, and disciplines of the Reformed Christian community in helping people grow in faith. In doing so, he makes the case that the Christian church, in its own traditions, has a wealth of wisdom about satisfying spiritual hunger and the desire to know God deeply--wisdom that offers coherent, thoughtful guidance in such diverse settings as congregational life, families, youth groups, and higher education.
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Fortress Press
Walter Brueggemann's unique gift of joining historical-exegetical insights to penetrating observations about the traumas and joys of contemporary life?both personal and social?is here forcefully displayed. Everyone who is familiar with his work knows the power of his speech about "doxological, polemical, political, subversive, evangelical faith: and about the ways such faith is enacted in the praise of ancient Israel and in the church.Readers of this book will find fresh insight into:the Psalms as prayer and praisethe categories of the Psalmsthe social context in which psalms were prayed and sungthe theology of the Psalmsthe dialogical character of the Psalmsjustice and injustice in the Psalmsthe study and "use" of the Psalms by the churchpraise as an act of basic trust and abandonmentthe impossible wonders of God's activity that overturn conventional ways of
Author: Felicia Coleman
Living the Life of FAITH is going to take you to a level of faith where trusting in the ability of GOD will be your first response to any situation or circumstance in life without depending on this world's system or your own ability. Faith outside of the word of GOD is no way to live. We need to grab hold to GOD's word like never before and cleave to the promises that he has made for us through the Bible. We need to know it is GOD's will and desire for his children to live a blessed, prosperous, healthy, and happy life. We need to know that we can live this life through faith in GOD and overcome difficult times and challenges in life. In order to do this, we need to know GOD and how he has sent his word to us. We must know how the power of GOD worked in the lives of people in the Bible and that power is still available for us today to change situations and circumstances on our behalf today no matter what we are facing. It is up to us to take our faith out of this world's system and put it in GOD's system. This book will be an inspiration for you to redirect your faith to GOD and lean on GOD for direction in your life. GOD is good and he wants to see good things happen in the lives of his children. We can experience the life that GOD intended for us to have through understanding and accepting the love and the grace of GOD that has been given to us through faith.
Author: Cornelia Nuzum
Imagine a woman in the early 1900s who is passionate about Pentecost. Now imagine her spunk and determination when she chooses to move to Mexico as a missionary when this was highly unconventional for a woman. Blessed with a healing ministry and a heart for the lost, Cornelia Nuzum was not only a minister but also a prolific writer. Her collection of compelling devotionals The Life of Faith is a Spirit-empowered classic that has remained in print for almost eighty years. With an emphasis on faith and the blood of Jesus, she shares her exciting experiences on the mission field as she relied on God's Word to help others overcome temptation, find strength, and experience the joy of living in God's will. This timeless account will inspire you to seek a refreshing of your faith and a deeper experience of Pentecostal faith.
Author: Ronald Ragotzy MD
Raising Abel assumes that the Bible would not bother telling us about a cunning serpent, a murderous brother, or a resinous gopher tree, if they didn’t have something to do with the deeper topic of faith. After all, isn’t the Bible “the authority” on faith? Raising Abel explores the most familiar chapters of Genesis, not as a collection of stories of the beginning of time, but as our first and best guide to the subject of faith. The author, as a physician, explains faith within the framework of wellness, dividing the Genesis stories into four parts that answer four questions. The Premise: What does healthy faith look like? (Genesis 1–2) The Problem: What can cause this healthy state to become “diseased”? (Genesis 3–5) The Prescription: What medicine is needed to restore us to a healthy faith? (Genesis 6–9:17) The Practice: What must we do to maintain this healthy faith? (Genesis 9:18–11) Raising Abel reassures us that “there is something greater than a perfectly good world; it is an imperfect world plus faith.” In a perfect world there would be no need of faith. Get ready to experience faith in a whole new light!
Author: Donna Hortense Brown
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Faith is a decision we make to believe God; therefore, based on the life of faith and Gods delivering power; I was inspired with a sense of purpose to pass on the message of faith to others. I battled with a terrible migraine headache for many years and my husband fasted and prayed specifically for me six years ago and since then, I have never had another migraine attack. I have also had an adverse reaction to a medication that was given to me which comes on violently in the emergency room; I had a circulatory failure and was actually going into a cardiac arrest but God kept me and I have a lot to be thankful for. This has helped me find new strength and passion for life I never had before. He can do the same for you if you believe and receive it.
Author: F. B. Meyer, Lance Wubbels
Publisher: YWAM Publishing
Sketching every period of Abraham's life, Meyer shows that wherever faith is, it is linked with God's omnipotence.
Author: Göran Möller
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
In what way can one think about ethical questions if one's starting point is Christian belief and a Christian view of life? This is the fundamental theme in Goran Moller's book Ethics and the Life of Faith: a Christian Moral Perspective. This book offers a contribution to a deeper understanding of morality as a human phenomenon. The author discusses how to set about forming moral judgements. Thus he asks what role the Bible should play in Christian ethics and to what extent we can rely on our moral intuitions. As regards method the author associates himself with the contemporary phenomenological tradition.
Author: Janet O. Hagberg, Robert A. Guelich
Publisher: Sheffield Publishing
The Critical Journey, at its core, is a description of the spiritual journey: our response to our faith in God with the resulting changes that follow. In this book, authors Janet O. Hagberg and Robert A. Guelich address the following issues: the struggle to find meaning and wholeness the crisis of values and identity at mid-life the quest for self-actualization the healing of early religious experiences questions about the spiritual journey Their goal is to help us understand where we are on our individual faith journeys and also appreciate where others are in theirs. The Critical Journey does not reveal exactly how or when we need to move along in our personal pilgrimages, nor does it offer formulas for spiritual growth. Rather, it describes six phases of the spiritual journey and illustrates how people act and think while in these stages. This is an excellent guide for those who are wrestling with their faith and wondering how others have resolved their "dark nights of the soul." Here is an answer for those who have wondered why everyone doesn't respond in the same manner to the message of the Gospel.
Author: Scott J. Hafemann
This theological primer lets the Bible tell its own message, providing a basic framework for Scripture that will encourage readers to take up the Bible for themselves and grow in faith, hope, and love.
Author: Johnny Derouen
Provides daily devotional guidance using the Bible and the life of Jesus Christ as a model for moral living and being a good Christian.