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Stop Calling Me Christian

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The word Christian has many connotations, and depending on one’s personal beliefs and experiences, they may be positive or negative. Regardless, we must acknowledge that it has become an extremely polarizing word today. In Stop Calling Me Christian, author Josh Nelson shares his personal story of faith, where he went from a so-called “Christian” to a man truly dedicated to honoring Christ and applying the gospel in his life. Introducing us to the notion of Phariseeism—a disease of the heart and mind that can leave godly believers blind, hopeless, and standing on a weakened faith—Josh shows how this disease can be cured through listening to and truly hearing God’s Word. And by learning about the path of authentic discipleship, you too can discover the life in Jesus that you always desired. Many of us believe we are living the good Christian life, yet there is a reason why our prayers may seem to go unanswered, as if God is not there. But he is always with us, and we must make it the focus of our lives to seek him and reflect the character of his son.

Stop Calling Me Beautiful

Stop Calling Me Beautiful Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phylicia Masonheimer
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
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Publishers Weekly Bestseller "If you’re tired of surface-level teaching and shallow faith, this book will ignite a fire in your soul for a deeper walk with Jesus and draw you into the depths of the Word.” ——Gretchen Saffles, founder of Well-Watered Women Why We Need Jesus More Than Compliments "You're a beautiful daughter of the Most High King." And it's true. But it's not the whole truth. The beauty of being God's daughter has backstory. If you're tired of hearing the watered-down Christian teaching and hungry for a deeper spiritual life—one that gives real answers to your hardest questions—Stop Calling Me Beautiful teaches you how. You will learn how to pursue the truths of who God is and who you are in relationship to Him how to study Scripture, and how your view of God determines how you face life's challenges how legalism, shallow theology, and false teaching keep you from living boldly as a woman of the Word how to experience God's presence in painful circumstances Jesus doesn't offer a powerless salvation. He makes your brokenness part of His whole redemption story—if you allow Him to. Don't settle for a feel-good faith. If you want victory over insecurity, fear, shame, and the circumstances you are facing, it's time to embrace Jesus. All of Him.

Adventures in Saying Yes

Adventures in Saying Yes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl Medearis,Chris Medearis
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Adventures Await When You Overcome Fear This is the story of a normal family of five living a very unusual life. The Medearis family has faced Middle Eastern prisons, death threats, being kicked out of a country two times, and war. It hasn't always been easy, but in the midst of it all, the invitation of Jesus to follow and not be afraid has won the day. But this is more than just their story. It's also a guide to help you step out in bold faith. Whether the call of Jesus for you means international intrigue, giving up all you have for the poor, or simply being the suburban neighbor you were always meant to be, it's time to begin your own adventure! To live a life where fear takes a backseat and God takes the wheel. In the end, of course, there are no promises of an easy life or a path free of troubles. But enormous blessings await those who walk in faith. It's time to go where Jesus is calling and do what God is doing. Don't put off the adventure he's been saving just for you. "Reading Adventures in Saying Yes is so much fun you don't realize at first how profound it is. . . . In an era when people, races, religions, and countries are being torn apart by fear, this call to move past fear and follow Jesus into caring connections is essential reading."--Lynne Hybels, Advocate for Global Engagement, Willow Creek Community Church "You'll cry. You'll laugh. You'll shake your head in disbelief. But most of all, you'll never be the same after this book. It will inspire and ignite you to go beyond planning and start saying yes to Jesus' nonstop invitations to join him in what he's already up to in the world."--Leonard Sweet, bestselling author, professor (Drew University, George Fox University, Tabor College), and chief contributor to sermons.com "We are all looking for ways to be inspired and challenged in our life with Jesus. Carl's stories don't just entertain you. They call you to live courageously in the face of your fears."--Jay Pathak, Senior Pastor, Mile High Vineyard Church, and coauthor of The Art of Neighboring "Carl Medearis gives us a rare look into the utterly vulnerable, harrowing, uplifting, and often witty adventures of one who has dared to say yes in the face of fear for the sake of the good news. What's most amazing about this book is that it all actually happened. . . . Brilliant. Simply brilliant."--Ted Dekker, New York Times bestselling author "The gospel of Jesus is not about security and segregation. . . . Adventures in Saying Yes is a compelling call to embody the risky faith and radical hospitality of Jesus!"--Brian Zahnd, Pastor of Word, Life Church (St. Joseph, MO), and author of A Farewell to Mars "This book will press you toward a closer walk, a deeper love, and an undaunted life of following Jesus. Carl disarms the reader with his warm and engaging style, yet delivers deep biblical truth about what it means to be a fearless disciple. As a Lebanese immigrant to the States, I can promise you that Carl clearly understands the culture and made me yearn for home. I was deeply moved by what God will do through us when we simply say yes."--Lina AbuJamra, MD, pediatric ER doctor and author of Stripped "Even if you don't like biographical books by missionaries, you are going to love this one. It's so much more than the story of a family learning how to live gracefully among Muslims. This is a text on overcoming fear, learning how to trust strangers, and allowing God to guide all you do."--Tony Campolo, PhD, Eastern University "Written with real-life integrity and humor, this story explodes with invitations--to risk, to trust, to imagine, to open, to more . . ."--Wm. Paul Young, author of The Shack

Out of Sorts

Out of Sorts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Bessey
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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From the popular blogger and provocative author of Jesus Feminist comes a riveting new study of Christianity that helps you wrestle with—and sort out—your faith. In Out of Sorts, Sarah Bessey—award-winning blogger and author of Jesus Feminist, which was hailed as “lucid, compelling, and beautifully written” (Frank Viola, author of God’s Favorite Place on Earth)—helps us grapple with core Christian issues using a mixture of beautiful storytelling and biblical teaching, a style well described as “narrative theology.” As she candidly shares her wrestlings with core issues—such as who Jesus is, what place the Church has in our lives, how to disagree yet remain within a community, and how to love the Bible for what it is rather than what we want it to be—she teaches us how to walk courageously through our own tough questions. In the process of gently helping us sort things out, Bessey teaches us how to be as comfortable with uncertainty as we are with solid answers. And as we learn to hold questions in one hand and answers in the other, we discover new depths of faith that will remain secure even through the storms of life.

Slouching Toward Zion and More Lies

Slouching Toward Zion and More Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Flynn
Editor: University of North Texas Press
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Slouching Toward Zion and More Lies by Robert Flynn Summary

Robert Flynn has gathered twenty-three stories that have hope, faith, and love as their common denominator. They are funny, political, and more than a bit prophetic as well as being superbly crafted. Included in the collection are "The Rest of the Story,” wherein the author retells select Biblical stories and parables supplying heretofore expurgated details with an exquisitely agonizing truth; "Ten Mistakes God Made,” which treats with candor religious politics, elitism, and the unexplained nature of what makes us believe; "The Trouble with Eve” and "Redemption,” which are at heart stories of how one grapples with, avoids, questions, and finally resigns to--love; and "Chicken Soup for the Damned,” a fable cum corporate biography retelling of the Savior’s story.

The Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler

The Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elwyn R. Berlekamp,Tom Rodgers
Editor: CRC Press
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The Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler by Elwyn R. Berlekamp,Tom Rodgers Summary

This volume comprises an imaginative collection of pieces created in tribute to Martin Gardner. Perhaps best known for writing Scientific American's "Mathematical Games" column for years, Gardner used his personal exuberance and fascination with puzzles and magic to entice a wide range of readers into a world of mathematical discovery. This tribute

A Covent Garden Mystery

A Covent Garden Mystery Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ashley Gardner,Jennifer Ashley
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Book 6 in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries June 1817: Captain Lacey stops to assist a young woman in the market at Covent Garden, and realizes to his astonishment that she is his daughter. Lacey then discovers that his estranged wife and her paramour, a French officer, have journeyed to London at the invitation of James Denis to dissolve her marriage to Captain Lacey. Meanwhile, a Bow Street Runner and a man from the Thames River Police have asked Lacey to help them look into the disappearances of “game girls” from Covent Garden. The magistrates aren’t interested in their fate, but perhaps Lacey can learn a thing or two. Lacey agrees and recruits old friends to help. But when the goings-on in Covent Garden put his daughter in danger, Lacey’s crusade turns personal. He will do anything, and call in any favor from anyone, in order to protect his own Gabriella.

Please Do Not Call Me a “Christian”

Please Do Not Call Me a “Christian” Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Duishka
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Please Do Not Call Me a “Christian” by Michael Duishka Summary

Please Do Not Call Me a “Christian” invites readers to immerse themselves in the truths the author has received directly from God. Using the insights he has received, in combination and conversation with passages from the Scriptures, the author paints a passionately rendered painting of the spiritual landscape. He describes the mighty acts of God with the same vigor as he illuminates Satan’s strivings to deceive people into trusting him rather than God. In each of the chapters in Please Do Not Call Me a “Christian,” the author speaks directly to the reader, offering revealed insights aligned with citations from the Bible. In its exploration of the connections between these insights and the biblical text, each chapter produces a deeper and richer message to help to guide the reader’s life of faith. If you have wondered about God’s truth, if you have looked around yourself and wondered how to sort out truth from falsehood, then this text stands ready to serve as an inspired guide to your exploration of the meaning of God’s teachings for your life and to your journey toward a life lived by faith and in God’s truth.

Just Call Me Kate

Just Call Me Kate Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dannah Gresh,Janet Mylin
Editor: Moody Publishers
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Just Call Me Kate by Dannah Gresh,Janet Mylin Summary

Sixth-grader Kate Harding has bigger problems than trying to get her parents to stop call her "Katie." She has a major crush on her older brother's best friend: Zachary Donaldson. In a moment of insanity, she dares to write his name on the bathroom wall in eight-inch high pencil letters. It doesn't take Principal Butter long to match the handwriting to the doodling on her book covers. Kate is sent to detention where she meets up with three new friends who decide to become the Secret Keeper Girl Club. Her case of boy craziness is doused with some good advice from her new friends.

Grace Without God

Grace Without God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Katherine Ozment
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062305158
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Meet “the Nones”—In this thought-provoking exploration of secular America, celebrated journalist Katherine Ozment takes readers on a quest to understand the trends and ramifications of a nation in flight from organized religion. Studies show that religion makes us happier, healthier and more giving, connecting us to our past and creating tight communal bonds. Most Americans are raised in a religious tradition, but in recent decades many have begun to leave religion, and with it their ancient rituals, mythic narratives, and sense of belonging. So how do the nonreligious fill the need for ritual, story, community, and, above all, purpose and meaning without the one-stop shop of religion? What do they do with the space left after religion? With Nones swelling to one-fourth of American adults, and more than one-third of those under thirty, these questions have never been more urgent. Writer, journalist, and secular mother of three Katherine Ozment came face-to-face with the fundamental issue of the Nones when her son asked her the simplest of questions: “what are we?” Unsettled by her reply—“Nothing”—she set out on a journey to find a better answer. She traversed the frontier of American secular life, sought guidance in science and the humanities, talked with noted scholars, and wrestled with her own family’s attempts to find meaning and connection after religion. Insightful, surprising, and compelling, Grace Without God is both a personal and critical exploration of the many ways nonreligious Americans create their own meaning and purpose in an increasingly secular age.

Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook

Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Young
Editor: Thomas Nelson
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Jesus Calling® Bible stories with Jesus Calling devotions are now available for toddlers! Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook includes simple Bible stories accompanied by short messages of Jesus’ love for children. Delightful art makes this a perfect companion to Jesus Calling for Little Ones. You already know and love the Jesus Calling® brand, and the new Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook is the perfect way to introduce your littlest ones to the Bible and to Jesus and His love. You and your family will enjoy this Bible storybook night after night.

Everybody Calls Me Father

Everybody Calls Me Father Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deacon John Farrell
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Everybody Calls Me Father is a collection of stories, reflections, and musings with a down-to-earth touch. From amusing anecdotes about Catholic geography to touching explanations of the gift of tears, from stirring thoughts on eternal values to remembering the last gift to a dying man, Everybody Calls Me Father will brighten your outlook and bring a smile to your days.

Dance with the Devil

Dance with the Devil Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Megan Derr
Editor: Less Than Three Press, LLC
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Even in a world of secrets and misfits, Chris stands apart, an unusual product of black magic that left him born half-ghost. Long used to being bullied and maligned for his strangeness, he spends his days helping the paranormals that everyone else forgets about. The people he hunts and the mysteries he solves take him along unusual paths, many of them dangerous. But Chris has never been a fan of running from a fight—even the fight that takes him to the door of the most dangerous man in the city.

They Call Me Pastor

They Call Me Pastor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. B. Jr. London,Neil B. Wiseman
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"Pastor. What a beautiful word. What a unique relationship it conveys. . . . Each time someone calls me pastor, I am awestruck. . . . It humbles me, but I am grateful. There is no higher privilege than being a pastor." So writes H.B. London, who once again joins with his frequent collaborator Neil Wiseman to encourage and inspire church leaders with their most passionate, stirring book to date. They Call Me Pastor is an unabashed celebration of the deeply felt bond between a pastor and the congregation he serves--a testimony to the love of God and the miracles it can work in the lives of a shepherd and his flock if only God's love is shared and allowed to flourish.

Drifting Fines

Drifting Fines Pdf/ePub eBook Author: UGO
Editor: Elmira Inc.
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When Christian Cervello and Isabella Montes meet, more than romantic sparks fly. There’s a greater purpose to their meeting: Isabella holds the key to unlocking the secrets of a curse that has haunted Christian’s family for half a century. Not only have generations of family members died, but the lives of Christian and his sister, Rachel, may be at risk, as even those closest to the Cervellos plot against them. Set amid the lush homes of Key Biscayne, Florida, and in São Paulo, Brazil, Drifting Fines explores one family’s battle against the evil that surrounds them. Can Christian, whose brilliant mind sometimes plays tricks on him, overcome his own weaknesses? Or will his tendency to place his trust in the wrong people drive away Isabella and doom his whole family?

And You Call Yourself a Christian

And You Call Yourself a Christian Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E.N. Joy
Editor: Urban Books
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Out of all the divas at New Day Temple of Faith, Unique has to be the most colorful one--she and her mother Lorain, that is. Never one to hold her tongue in the name of keepin' it real, it's no surprise that Unique has not been saved all her life. It's safe to say that Lorain wasn't born on the church pew either. Let the church folk tell it, the apple hasn't fallen too far from the tree when it comes to Unique. Lorain--once known as the tight skirt, V-neck blouse, too much makeup-wearing leader of the New Day Singles Ministry--claims she's there to look out for her daughter and try to keep her in check. But how in the world does Lorain think she can even begin to keep her daughter on the straight and narrow with her own crooked life? Some might say Lorain has failed miserably as a mother when Unique ends up in jail for three counts of murder. One who would agree is the woman who raised Unique while Lorain was out living her life freely. As an all-out war takes place between Unique's birth mother and the woman who raised her, will Unique have any support while she fights for her life behind bars? Will all forsake her while they are too busy with their own agendas? Only God holds the answer to this one.

God Is Calling Me

God Is Calling Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patty Bray
Editor: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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Isaiah 61:1: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound." My eyes racing over the words, my heart pounding harder, I'm still hitting the pipe. I can't wait to get done with this stuff. Today is January 10. I felt something unsettling that day. Guilt and shame are my constant companions. I want to stop, but I can't. I don't understand Lord. I really want to stop smoking. "You can't get out this way," Craig shouted at me, obvious disgust and frustration in his voice. "We'll go over the wall," I said, without turning around. Please Lord, don't let me smoke today.

Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. S. Lewis
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061947431
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In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Editor: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
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Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen Summary

This classic collection of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, illustrated by Harry Clarke, was first published in 1916. This modern version includes reproductions of Harry Clarke's stunning work, taken from the unique collection at the National Gallery of Ireland. Including timeless and essential tales such as The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina and The Snow Queen, this is a wonderful read for people of all ages and a gorgeous addition to anyone's collection.

Christian Dating Rules for Men, Women, the Young & Old(er)

Christian Dating Rules for Men, Women, the Young & Old(er) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rhonda Habisreitinger
Editor: Covenant Books, Inc.
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Christian Dating Rules are for men, women, young, and older who find themselves dating in the twenty-first century. Whether you're black, white, purple, or green with yellow polka dots, this is the way everyone should date. Although the title states "Christian," you do not need to be a Christian to read and follow the rules. Dating has changed a lot over the years and across the globe, and this book is designed to help those who are new to dating, already dating, or find themselves returning to the world of dating. If you don't have recent experience in dating or you find yourself disappointed in your previous attempts at dating, this book is designed to help you date differently than what has become common in the world today. The author uses personal experience she has gained over three decades, along with biblical scriptures, to guide readers in how people should date. No matter what your spiritual beliefs may be, if you want a true, honest, and wholesome dating life, with the hopes of finding someone special to share your life with, this book is meant for you.

The Lost Boys: A Complete Romance Series : 4 Book Box Set

The Lost Boys: A Complete Romance Series : 4 Book Box Set Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karina Bliss
Editor: Karina Bliss
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Four contemporary love stories that will give you all the feels… “Bliss’s writing style is complex and enjoyable, thought-provoking and captivating.” Mr. Imperfect A second chance for love...or the last word? It's a tough choice when your sexy childhood sweetheart shows up in this award-winning rural romance. It takes a funeral to drag bad-boy millionaire Christian Kelly back to his rural New Zealand hometown. Now thanks to an ancient IOU, he's stuck there trying to save the inheritance of the only woman who ever dumped him. Can a loner find the courage to be vulnerable? Should a nurturer settle for a man who refuses to need her? Romantic Book of the Year (RuBY) winner Australia Mr. Irresistible A crusading journalist discovers appearances are deceptive when she's maneuvered into a river journey by a sexy millionaire playboy in this modern spin on Pride & Prejudice. To everybody else, millionaire Jordan King is a selfless philanthropist and most-eligible bachelor, but newspaper columnist Kate Brogan has inside information that he is a home wrecker—handsome and full of false promises. Just like her philandering father. Oh, how Jordan loves a good challenge… Mr. Unforgettable The widowed mayor of a small town struggles professionally and personally when her affair with an unsuitable man becomes so much more for both of them in this sexy romance. Reclusive millionaire Luke Carter can never forget that he’d been abandoned as a child. And that’s why he's driven to build his camp for underprivileged kids in small-town Beacon Bay. If only the coastal New Zealand community trusted his motives. His only ally is widowed mayor Elizabeth Light, a woman he wants to know better… Mr. Undeniable A businessman inherits custody of three children with his ex-wife, the woman he walked away from after a personal tragedy in this poignant story of second chances. Just when he has accepted that he’ll never be a father, Jack Galloway inherits not one, but three kids. He’s supposed to raise this family with his ex-wife, but Roz has her own ideas about parenting. She’s also got some crazy notion, that, thanks to their unexpected “family,” the two of them have been handed a second chance… Romantic Book of the Year (RuBY) finalist Australia

Enemy Down

Enemy Down Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cathryn Fox
Editor: Cathryn Fox
ISBN: 1989374344
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A regimented life on the track is the reason I’m a Kingston College scholarship student. But a wayward football—thrown by Christian Moore, the rich guy who ruined my reputation in high school—threatened to rob me of my future. Desperation drove me to do something foolish. Something that put my body in the hands of the guy I hate. I didn’t want to like his touches. I didn’t want to crave him. But everything in the way he devoured me turned me inside out and made me forget this was just a game. Now I fear he’s going to ruin me again…in ways there will be no coming back from.

He Calls Me Friend

He Calls Me Friend Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John M. Perkins
Editor: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802497969
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"I believe He Calls Me Friend is one of the most important books of our day, from one of the last living prophets of the Civil Rights Era." –Nick Hall, Founder of Pulse movement, author of Reset: Jesus Changes Everything What if friendship is the key to changing the world? As a follow-up to his landmark work One Blood, Dr. John Perkins helps readers take the next step to make justice and love a reality. Sometimes people ask Dr. Perkins how to make a difference in the world, his simple answer is this, "Be friends. First with God. Then with others—every kind of other you can think of. Because the simple, powerful, messy, explosive truth is: the world is changed one friendship at a time." In He Calls Me Friend, Dr. Perkins argues that God is not distant and disconnected. He is the Friend who woos us, died for us, and lives within us. This Friend fills our empty places and shows us how to be friends with others. Along the way, Dr. Perkins shares his life experiences, explores biblical stories, and features profiles from several of his own personal friendships. In a world that’s growing increasingly fragmented, isolated, and lonely, discover the power of friendship from a true expert in the art.

Set Free Through Christ Who Strengthens Me

Set Free Through Christ Who Strengthens Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amy Zillner
Editor: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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Set Free Through Christ Who Strengthens Me by Amy Zillner Summary

Have you ever wondered what it would take for a brainwashed, suicidal victim of a cult to be able to live a normal life? I know a little more than some about deliverance. Once I was told I was possessed by demons and a danger to all those around me. I stayed up many a night being "delivered," coughing up "demons." Told I didn't have enough faith or I was in love with the demon inside of me and I didn't want to let it go. I went to many a prayer meeting, but the "demons" wouldn't let go. Or so I thought. The demons were not what was inside of me; it was the company I kept who was around me. They piled lie upon lie upon lie in my mind. Why? I don't know. For manipulation, for control, for kicks, or maybe out of ignorance. It almost broke me. It took me to the edge of my sanity, and let me tell you, it's been a long way coming back. Have you ever been there? What darkness do you face? Are you on the edge of your sanity? Let me tell you there is a peace that belongs to those who belong to Christ. This book will show you how a life with Christ is the only way to be fully set free from the situation that you face. This book will shine the light of hope into your life. Set Free through Christ Who Strengthens Me is my journey from being a victim of a cult to living a full life with Christ. Come share the journey with me and see how Christ will be your strength when you are at your darkest hour.

The Great Controversy

The Great Controversy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ellen G. White,General Press
Editor: GENERAL PRESS
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Beginning with the destruction of Jerusalem and continuing through the persecutions of Christians in the Roman Empire, the apostasy of the Dark Ages, the shining light of the Reformation, and the worldwide religious awakening of the nineteenth century, this volume traces the conflict into the future, to the Second Coming of Jesus and the glories of the earth made new. In this concluding volume, the author powerfully points out the principles involved in the impending conflict and how each person can stand firmly for God and His truth.

Secretariat Reborn

Secretariat Reborn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Klaus
Editor: Oceanview Publishing
ISBN: 1608090957
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Christian Roberts, lanky, blond, and twenty-five-years-old, rents out small sailboats on Sarasota Bay. His peaceful life is shattered when he accepts a Thoroughbred colt from his estranged, dying father, an Ocala horse trainer. When Christian promises his father that he’ll race the colt, he’s plunged into the underworld of horse racing. To navigate his way he naively hires Ed Price, a heartless Miami trainer. And when his colt shows potential—and a surprising resemblance to Secretariat—a dubious, wealthy sheik wants to buy him, but Christian vows to keep his promise to his father. With a sizable debt still owed on the horse, Christian is forced to take out a loan, his only recourse, Vince, a New York mobster. If the money is not repaid on time, Christian’s life and that of Allie, his colt’s trainer, are threatened. To add to his roller-coaster of troubles, he also faces fraud charges since his father illegally registered the colt, and he is being stalked by a psychotic ex-girlfriend.

They Call Me "The Miracle": The Carmen Rice Story

They Call Me Author: Randy R. Harris
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Cancer is a major worldwide public health problem and is the second leading cause of death in the United States. In 2018, there were seventeen million new cancer cases and 9.5 million cancer deaths worldwide. Seemingly, everyone has been affected by or knows of someone who is affected by the disease. In 2004, doctors discovered that Carmen Rice had a stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor, one of the deadliest of all cancers—the same cancer which killed John McCain, Edward Kennedy, and Beau Biden. After being diagnosed with a glioblastoma tumor, twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Maynard made headline news when she moved to Oregon to die with dignity. Carmen’s doctor gave her six months to live, but with her faith in God and tenacious spirit, Carmen just kept beating the odds. After all these years, Carmen is “off the map” and into uncharted territory. They Call Me "The Miracle" is her story.

Gay Girl, Good God

Gay Girl, Good God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jackie Hill Perry
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“I used to be a lesbian.” In Gay Girl, Good God, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could? At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel. Read in order to understand. Read in order to hope. Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new.

"... Call Me Eldon, Please."

Author: Bill MacWithey
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A man before his time, Eldon MacCauley, after being wounded in a Civil War battle in which all his comrades are killed, is nursed back to health by a farmers adopted daughter. Although she confesses her love for him, he must flee the killing. On his way west, not only does he rescue a young, starving black boy from a tyrant master, but leads a wagon train of freed slaves to Texas to start a new life. Going against all conventions of the day, the young Scottish immigrant sees racial hatred as a terrible sin, and being a man of not only huge proportions, but also large ideas, through trials and tribulations he carves out a place for himself and his charges. Over many years, he never forgets the woman in West Virginia who saved his life and fell in love with him. One day, he must somehow repay her.

A Tumultuous Life

A Tumultuous Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrea Sherman
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A Tumultuous Life: A Story of a Little Girl Who Rose Above Adversity is an unforgettable account of a girl named Andrea who struggled with one traumatic event after another. In this story, you will read the riveting events of sexual abuse by the hands of her own brother and how her emotionally distant mother neglected her mental health, which sent Andrea into a whirlwind of isolation, depression, suicide attempts, an eating disorder, and self-harming behavior. Just when she thought there was no way out, a family took her in as one of their own when she was seventeen. She was finally getting away from her cold distant mother who she felt chose her brother over her. Andrea soon found out that no matter how hard she tried, she could never run away from her past. She struggled with finding a new sense of normal and, out of pure desperation, kept finding herself in more trouble. The demons that haunted her since she was a little girl affected every facet of her life from her relationships to every decision into adulthood. Throughout her life, Andrea struggled with finding herself and her will to live after facing so many trials and tribulations. Andrea, who was like a wounded bird-vulnerable and easy prey, desperate to escape this tangled web of crafty deception-found herself dating the embodiment of her past, a real monster who abused her verbally and sexually. As she struggled to escape the grips of the Devil himself, she faced a near death experience where God showed her what real hell really looked like if she went through with killing herself. She soon realized that she would be escaping one hell for a more permanent one. With the help from friends, she managed to escape yet again. Find out how Andrea managed to finally put the past behind her by relying on her faith in the only one who could save her-Jesus Christ-and how He brought her through the thickest of storms in this gut-wrenching story that will leave you reaching for a box of tissues.

MERE CHRISTIANITY: The Case for Christianity, Christian Behaviour & Beyond Personality

MERE CHRISTIANITY: The Case for Christianity, Christian Behaviour & Beyond Personality Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. S. Lewis
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Mere Christianity is a theological book and is considered a classic of Christian apologetics, the transcripts of the broadcasts originally appeared in print as three separate pamphlets: The Case for Christianity (1942), Christian Behaviour (1943), and Beyond Personality (1944). Lewis, an Anglican, intended to describe the Christian common ground. In Mere Christianity, he aims at avoiding controversies to explain fundamental teachings of Christianity, for the sake of those basically educated as well as the intellectuals of his generation, for whom the jargon of formal Christian theology did not retain its original meaning. Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, lecturer, and Christian apologist. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

From Jesus to Christ

From Jesus to Christ Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paula Fredriksen
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"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

Ad 2036 Is the End

Ad 2036 Is the End Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christian T. Jacobsen
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Did you know that the exact year of Jesus' crucifixion was predicted over five hundred years before His birth? Did you know that a similar prophecy predicts the exact year of Jesus' return to earth? In fact, the timing of the Second Coming of Christ is foreshadowed in no less than eleven places in the scriptures. These timelines all point to the end of human history within this generation. Although the Bible teaches that "no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen," (Mark 13:32) it says nothing about not knowing the year. Faithful Christians most certainly " won't be surprised when the day of the Lord comes," (1 Thessalonians 5:4) rather, they will " see the day approaching." (Hebrews 10:25) This book reveals that the Glorious Day will occur within three and a half years of AD 2036. CHRIST HAS DIED! CHRIST IS RISEN! CHRIST WILL COME AGAIN!

A Sad Soul Can Kill You

A Sad Soul Can Kill You Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Flowers
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After reconciling with her mother and grandmother, Tia Sparks has made a new life in Chicago with Lorenzo, her husband of thirteen years. Still, overcoming the trials and tribulations from her past has not prepared her for this latest set of disheartening challenges. Lorenzo has been harboring a secret for years and it’s threatening to physically destroy him. It’s turning him into a man that Tia no longer recognizes. With her frustrations continuing to mount, Tia makes a decision that she quickly finds herself regretting.

Christianity Rediscovered, in Pursuit of God and the Path to Eternal Life

Christianity Rediscovered, in Pursuit of God and the Path to Eternal Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mathew Backholer
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Since the beginning of time mankind has asked, “Why am I alive, does my life matter and is there an afterlife I can prepare for?” Christianity Rediscovered has the answers and will help you find meaning, focus, clarity and peace. It reveals how to pursue God, invites direction, provides spiritual guidance and will motivate you to live a strong Christian life in the present whilst preparing for eternity. Christianity Rediscovered is rooted and grounded in the Bible and is written in an easy-to-read style with verses of Scripture printed in full, with practical advice, guidance and explanations. Intermingled throughout the book are quotes from leaders of the Christian faith which help explain and reinforce Christian truth in a contemporary manner. The contents are practical in their explanations, lively in their illustrations and are not a list of do’s and don’ts, but what you need to know to succeed and grow now, and for a great eternal life. • Having a purpose and meaning to life • Getting to know God and the path to Heaven • How to be a happier person and find fulfilment • Jesus Christ revealed and what He has done for mankind • Christian language, the Bible explained and prayer explored • Eternity, the Book of Life, the Judgment, Heaven and Hell • Rediscovering Christianity and eternal salvation • What goes on inside a church building and why • Worship, Communion and being baptised in water Mathew Backholer is a Christian TV presenter, author, revival historian, missiologist, seasoned traveller and the co-founder of ByFaith Media (www.ByFaith.org). Mathew began his studies at Bible College in his twenties where he received theological training and went into fulltime Christian ministry. Twenty years have passed since enrolling at Bible College and he has preached and taught at home and abroad, he is interdenominational in character, evangelical in outlook and has written more than a dozen books, and travelled to over forty countries.

Too Many Christians are Ruining Our Churches

Too Many Christians are Ruining Our Churches Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Levi Matthew
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In 2012, author Levi Matthew was still a non-believer: he didn’t believe in a higher power or the dark spirits. Now, three years later, after being touched by God, he is certain spirits walk among us. In Too Many Christians are Ruining Our Churches, he shares his personal story and offers an important message for Christians today. Through this collection of observations, Matthew tells how God created humans to build his kingdom here on earth for a later date. But most importantly, God created us to love one another. With scripture messages and narrative, Too Many Christians are Ruining Our Churches encourages believers to examine their behavior, take a look at how they treat all people, stop the hate, and make the move to love all, regardless of financial status, race, or sexual orientation. Matthew, a part-time pastor, delivers a timely missive above love, opening doors, filling seats in the churches, and honoring God.

Succubus

Succubus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brandon Varnell
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Christian is the Catholic Church’s best executioner. Dedicated. Devout. Deadly. Ever since the Church saved him from the decimated ruins of his hometown, his commitment to their cause has been unshakable. Then he’s sent to execute Lilith, who lives in Seal Beach, California. He’s baffled. Lilith is afraid of men. The Church believes she’s a succubus, but he just can’t see it. Yet the way men—both human and monster alike—act as if they’ve been possessed whenever she’s near is disturbing. With lustful men attacking Lilith and monsters attacking him for being near Lilith, Christian must uncover what’s really going on, and soon, or innocent blood will run through the streets—as will his own. Love. It can kill a man.

An Unbroken Circle of Love

An Unbroken Circle of Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Churnet Winborne
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An Unbroken Circle of Love, is a third installment in the very inspirational story of Pastor Angie. The book is mainly about how one can still be used by God and strives for the kingdom of God. Despite what obstacles that they may face. Pastor Angie is still beating the odds as she struggles to recover from a massive stroke and Early Onset Frontal Lobe Dementia. She shows that although ill that she can still be used by God. With the love of her family, friends and congregation. Which is why the story is titled An Unbroken Circle of Love . I feel with genuine love of first God and family and friends you can conquer anything. The story is set in twenty fourteen Pemberton North Carolina , a small all black town with about twenty –five thousand people. The main characters are of course , fifty one year old Pastor Sheila Angela Davis. Her eight children and thirteen Grand children. Kayla Warner –Davis , Pastor Angie’s daughter in law and nurse who has moderate Cerebral Palsy. She has a stutter and walks with a slight limp. Her son Eric ,a high school principal and teacher. And Olivia ,her twelve year old Grand Daughter. Her Great Grand daughter Melodie Morris ,their four children and husband Elijah Morris.

Spectra

Spectra Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ebony Olson
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One touch of Spectra's fingers leaves the predator Bay craving more.Spectra is a Balance; a decedent of angels whose soul has been intertwined with that of sorcerer Alexander, although her heart belongs to Mercury, the son of an archangel.Bay is a predator de Sang and sorcerer, who runs his own private security company, fighting the purist organization Essence. Seeking out Spectra for her special abilities the last thing he expected to find was a Balance strong enough to withstand his potent energy. With her heart and soul already claimed, could there be room for another in her life? When Bay's infatuations bring Spectra to the attention of Essence and put her life at risk, he must learn that sometimes sacrificing the ones you love is the only way to save them.

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