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Wherever Grace Is Needed

Wherever Grace Is Needed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Bass
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In this thoroughly heartwarming novel, Elizabeth Bass-author of Miss You Most of All-creates an unforgettable story of friendship, compassion, and the extraordinary love that lies at the heart of every ordinary family. When Grace Oliver leaves Portland for Austin, Texas, to help her father, Lou, recuperate from a car accident, she expects to stay just a few weeks. Since her mother's divorce thirty years ago, Grace has hovered on the periphery of the Oliver family. But now she sees a chance to get closer to her half-brothers and the home she's never forgotten. But the Olivers are facing a crisis. Tests reveal that Lou, a retired college professor whose sharp tongue and tenderness Grace adores, is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Grace delays her departure to care for him, and is soon entwined in the complicated lives of her siblings-all squabbling over Lou's future-and of the family next door. . . Ray West and his three children are reeling from a recent tragedy, particularly sixteen-year-old Jordan, whose grief is heightened by guilt and anger. Amid the turmoil, Grace not only gives solace and support, but learns to receive it. And though she came to Austin to reconnect with her past, she is drawn by degrees into surprising new connections. With wit, wisdom, and unfailing insight, Elizabeth Bass tells a story of loving and letting go, of heartache and hope, and of the joy that comes in finding a place we can truly call home.

Life is Sweet

Life is Sweet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Bass
Editor: Kensington Books
ISBN: 0758281455
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Three years ago, Becca Hudson threw a dart at a map, hit Leesburg, Virginia, and decided it was the perfect place to start over. Now she has her own bakery, The Strawberry Cake Shop, loyal customers, and close friends. She also has something that success as a Hollywood child star couldn't give her: a mostly normal existence. Not that it's without complications. One best friend, Pam, is in the wary early days of a new relationship; another is fighting to save her marriage in the midst of infidelity. And then there's Becca's growing attraction to Matthew, surrogate stepdad to Olivia, a smart, sensitive ten-year-old who's become a fixture in the bakery and in Becca's affections. Still, Becca is content to live in the present and ignore the "Whatever happened to?" speculation and occasional curious fan--until her past barges in again. Amid revelations and unexpected dilemmas, Becca must confront the life she stepped away from and the love she struggles to accept. It's the only way she'll truly find what she needs: a recipe for living that's honest, messy, sweet, and true. In an eloquent novel as moving as it is funny, acclaimed author Elizabeth Bass tells a story of forgiveness, resilience--and the unexpected detours that shape every journey to happiness. Praise for Elizabeth Bass's Miss You Most of All "An exuberant celebration of life, love, family and friendship, told with a sassy Texas flair." --Susan Wiggs

All of Grace (Religious Study)

All of Grace (Religious Study) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Spurgeon
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This eBook edition has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. All of Grace is a theological study by Charles Spurgeon who is known as the "Prince of Preachers". Grace is the hallmark of Christianity which is often out of the focus of the Christian church. Spurgeon suggests that the grace is the central glue of faith, redemption, and repentance. He argues that through grace, repentance gets a meaning. A gospel centered study tells about the greatness of Jesus and the Lord's redemptive heart towards his own. Spurgeon deals with the sin that entangles us by showing us Jesus. He reminds us that the Lord knows very well that we can't change our heart, but he can, when we submit to him by faith in Jesus. And with faith comes repentance.

The Truth Is

The Truth Is Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sri H. W. L. Poonja
Editor: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1609253833
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A collection of spontaneous "satsangs," or truths, spoken from Sri H. W. L. Poonja's experience of the highest and yet simplest truth: that we are pure love and consciousness, the totality of existence. Reveals thousands of ways to help us inquire into who we really are, to bring our awareness into the infinity of the moment, and surrender to the wisdom of our Truth.

Teaching Virtue

Teaching Virtue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marius Felderhof,Penny Thompson
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472528107
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In much of the world, religious traditions are seriously valued but, in the context of religious plurality, this sets educationalists an enormous challenge. This book provides a way forward in exploring religious life whilst showing how bridges might be built between diverse religious traditions. Teaching Virtue puts engagement with religious life - and virtue ethics - at the heart of religious education, encouraging 'learning from' religion rather than 'learning about' religion. The authors focus on eight key virtues, examining these for what they can offer of religious value to pupils and teachers. Individual chapters put the discussion into context by offering a vision of what religious education in the future could look like; the need for responsible religious education; a historical review of moral education and an introduction to virtue ethics. Lesson plans and examples demonstrate how the virtues may be approached in the classroom, making it an invaluable guide for all involved in teaching religious education.

Together

Together Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Larry Duggins
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532613067
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Together: Community as a Means of Grace addresses the concept of community as an avenue to a deeper relationship with God. Using an ecumenical Wesleyan approach, Duggins explores the concept of "God as community" to conclude that bringing people together in almost any setting allows them to grow in God's image. He frames this idea using the historical concept of the "means of grace": the ordinary ways in which people encounter God. Drawing heavily on the work of the Missional Wisdom Foundation, Duggins begins with a reflection on the community-building aspects of traditional church. He then uses storytelling to introduce four common forms of community: community through work, community through food, community through children's schools and activities, and community through shared recreational activities. Together is intended to help Christian people embrace the freedom to experiment with alternative forms of Christian community. Duggins nudges the missional imagination of people who long for spiritual connection and growth, but for whom traditional church is not the answer. Using a "yes, and" approach, he shows that traditional church can empower and stand alongside new forms of community, each of which can act as a means of grace.

All I Need Is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans

All I Need Is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susanna Foth Aughtmon
Editor: Revell
ISBN: 9781441203663
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Women everywhere feel pressured to have perfect Christian lives, perfect family lives, and to look perfect in their jeans. Instead of feeling good about themselves, most of them just feel like tired supergirls, living in the gap between who they are and who they long to be. Susanna Foth Aughtmon honestly confesses her battles with pride, worry, fatigue, beauty, jealousy, and chocolate. In every chapter she faces a nemesis--like Worry Man or Mrs. Prideful--who implies that she is not living up to her potential. She meets each enemy with the secret weapon of God's Truth. Readers will identify with her humorous examples from daily life and will gain insight from this tired supergirl on her journey of grace.

40 Days of Grace

40 Days of Grace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rich Miller
Editor: Monarch Books
ISBN: 0857214586
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There are two fundamentally different approaches to living life in relation to God. The first approach is to jump up and down, trying to impress Him. The second is to relate to Him on the basis of grace. Though the first approach makes sense at first glance (since it is the way we get noticed), it comes with a whole load of baggage: guilt, shame, fear, pride. The way of grace is more subtle but is the way God actually has chosen to work. Grace is like breathing clean air. When you are surrounded by grace you flourish. Graceless living is like breathing carbon monoxide. You may not even realize it is killing you spiritually until it is too late. These reflections are easy to read, and often entertaining. But they are full of wisdom ' and will show you how to live in the grace of Christ, day by day.

All of Grace

All of Grace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles H. Spurgeon
Editor: Whitaker House
ISBN: 1603743294
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In All of Grace, Charles H. Spurgeon outlines the plan of salvation in such clear, simple language that everyone can understand and be drawn to the Father. Any attempt to please God based upon our own works brings self-righteousness and coldness of heart. It is the free grace and mercy of God that makes the heart glow with warmth and thankfulness for God’s love. The heartfelt goal of this dynamic classic is summed up in Spurgeon’s final cry to the reader, “Meet me in heaven!!”

The Westminster Pulpit vol. II

The Westminster Pulpit vol. II Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. Campbell Morgan
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608993116
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About the Contributor(s): G. Campbell Morgan (1863-1945) was a leading Bible expositor in England and the United States. Despite a lack of substantial formal training, Morgan was a prolific writer and teacher. Ordained into the Congregational ministry, he was the pastor of Westminster Chapel, London (1904-17 and 1933-45). Morgan also conducted two very successful teaching tours in the United States, including work with D.L. Moody's ministry.

Leadership in the Church for a People of Hope

Leadership in the Church for a People of Hope Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mervyn Davies,Graham Dodds
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567647854
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This book explores Church leadership in the context of the 21st century and to ask how it must change and adapt while being true to its roots; it bringd together insights from theology, history and the social sciences in a way that will show that it has much to learn from contemporary leadership studies while also being different in important ways.Many leadership studies either ignore the need for leadership to be properly ecclesiologically grounded and hence risk simply uncritically importing secular models, or put forward a simplistic biblical view of leadership which fails to make creative use of what can be learned from secular studies. To ignore the present context of the Church, as some studies do, is to fail to see how previous explorations of Church leadership are based upon assumptions or presuppositions which are no longer valid thus perpetuating anachronistic models of leadership and the Church that hinder its ability to move forward. The book will attempt to redress these imbalances.

Jesus and the Church

Jesus and the Church Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Avis
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567696197
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What is church's true foundation? Was the Christian church founded by Jesus, or does 'the Eucharist make the church'? Paul Avis sets out his own answer to these questions. Gathering a wide range of critical scholarship, he argues that there is something solid and dependable at the foundation of the church's life and mission. Avis argues that Jesus wanted a church in a sense, but not as we know it. Christ proclaimed the gospel of the Kingdom and his disciples proclaimed the gospel whose content was Jesus himself, the Kingdom in person. The church is battered and divided, but at its core is a treasure that is indestructible – the gospel of Christ, embodied in word and sacrament. A central theme of the book is the relationship between the church and Christ, the church and the gospel, the church and the Kingdom. Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, is the sole foundation of the church, but he cannot be without his people.

The Triumph of Grace

The Triumph of Grace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kay Marshall Strom
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1682998533
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Grace in Africa is a sweeping historical three-part saga of slavery and freedom that takes the reader from an island off the west coast of Africa to Southern plantations and finally on to Canada. All her life, Grace Winslow, the daughter of a mixed marriage between an English sea captain and an African princess, has been forbidden to ever approach Zulina, the fortress that juts out into the sea off the African coast. In book 1, when she escapes the family compound to avoid an odious betrothal, she is swept up in a slave revolt. As the truth about Zulina unfolds, Grace begins to grasp the brutality and ferocity of the family business—the capture and trade of slaves. Held for ransom, viciously maimed by a runaway slave, and threatened with death, Grace is finally jerked into reality when her parents leave her to die rather than negotiate with the slaves. Grace sympathizes with the plight of the captives, and she is genuinely moved by the African Cabeto's passion, determination, and willingness to sacrifice anything, including his own life, for his people's freedom. With much of the island in flames, and the slaves freed, Grace is abandoned by her parents. Where shall she go? Her old nursemaid Mama Muco, opens a missionary Bible that she has managed to save and points to Isaiah 61: "The Lord has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound . . . to give unto them garlands of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning." It's a new beginning for Grace.

The Renewal of the Heart Is the Mission of the Church

The Renewal of the Heart Is the Mission of the Church Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gregory S. Clapper
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John Wesley has arguably influenced more American Christians than any other Protestant interpreter. One reason for this wide influence is that Wesley often spoke about the "heart" and its "affections"--that realm of life where all humans experience their deepest satisfactions, as well as some of their deepest conundrums. However, one of the problems of interpreting and appropriating Wesley is that we have been blinded to Wesley's actual views about "heart religion" by contemporary stereotypes about "affections" or "emotions." Because of this, it is rare that either Wesley's friends or his critics appreciate his sophisticated understanding of affective reality. To make clear what Wesley meant when he emphasized the renewal of the heart, Gregory S. Clapper summarizes some recent paradigm-changing accounts of the nature of "emotion" produced by contemporary philosophers and theologians, and then applies them to Wesley's conception of the heart and its affections. These accounts of emotion throw new light on Wesley's vision of Christianity as a renewal of the heart and make it possible to reclaim the language of the heart, not as a pandering or manipulative rhetoric, but as the framework for a comprehensive theological vision of Christian life and thought. The book closes with several practical applications that make clear the power of Wesley's vision to transform lives today.

Mercy’s Grace

Mercy’s Grace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jessica Munzlinger
Editor: WestBowPress
ISBN: 1490820434
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The one thing Payden Carpenter knows for certain is his name. He can kill a Slave—a feat every soldier he’s met deems impossible—and yet more Slaves keep coming. To do what—capture him and put him back into another dreamless coma with his memories erased? No one knows if his memories will ever return. Then he encounters the only Slave who doesn’t attack him; who knows his real name and why the enemy wants him. Payden’s having trouble finding time to talk to him because of his problem. It happens to be a girl. When the enemy takes her, he learns something else about who he is: a man ready to die to save the one he loves.

Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chapters I to XIV

Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chapters I to XIV Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alexander Maclaren
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"Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chapters I to XIV" by Alexander Maclaren. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith

Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christine Brooks Martin
Editor: Christine Brooks Martin
ISBN: 1463762143
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"Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith," is a valuable resource to begin or develop your communication and relationship with God. Each scripturally-based affirmation will fortify the truth of God in your heart relative to any circumstance. Speak affirmations over your life that reflect what God says about you, what He says about your access to Him, and your access to His kingdom promises.

Red is for Rubies

Red is for Rubies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Mitchelmore
Editor: Choc Lit Limited
ISBN: 1781891095
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After a lifetime apart, a twist of fate brings two old flames together—asking the eternal question: Once love is lost, can it be found again? Jonty and Lydie were each other’s first love, and nothing else mattered but that. So when Jonty promised to buy Lydie a precious ruby necklace when his art career took off, she believed him with all her heart. But the ruby never materialized—and Jonty left Lydie pregnant and heartbroken. Nearly thirty years later, Lydie is stuck in a marriage she never wanted to a man she never really loved, and desperate for a way out. Then, a tragic set of circumstances brings Jonty back into the picture, and Lydie must decide exactly what she wants from her life—and if she can ever let Jonty back into it.