Wake Up to Hope
By Joel Osteen
How you start the day often determines what kind of day you're going to have. When you wake up in the morning, it's easy to lie in bed thinking negative thoughts. You don't realise it, but that's setting the tone for a lousy day. In this devotional, Joel and Victoria Osteen offer an inspiring tool to help you set your mind for a positive, happy, faith-filled day. You will read Scripture, reflect on a daily reading, pray a special prayer, and meditate on a thought for the day--all with a goal to starting the day off grateful, thinking about God's goodness, expecting His favour, and setting the tone for a blessed, productive day. Just a few minutes each morning can make a big difference. When you wake up to hope, you'll not only have a better attitude but you'll see more of God's blessings and favour.
Wisdom from Women in the Bible
By John C. Maxwell
If you could spend a few minutes with biblical heroines Ruth, Sarah, Mary, and others, what valuable lessons would they share with you? In the tradition of Running with the Giants and Learning from the Giants, John Maxwell shares wisdom on life and leadership inspired by the Bible-this time focusing solely on the stories of nine incredible women. Learn how God blesses the promises you keep to Him, why you should follow your heart to find your hope, and how not to miss your moment with God. Read on your own or study with a group using the provided faith-building questions. You'll enjoy the journey with Maxwell as he imagines what it would be like to visit heaven and meet giants of the faith who had their lives transformed by God. You'll gain insights from:Ruth...for when you must make a decision but don't know what to do.Sarah...for when you can't understand God and impatience threatens to overwhelm you.Mary...for when God asks you to do something outside of your comfort zone.The women who influenced Maxwell inspired this book, and he includes the perspectives of those closest to him in this volume. They and the giants of the faith who continue to inspire them will encourage you to fulfil your destiny and leave a lasting, positive impression on your family and the world.
By Ravi Zacharias, Vince Vitale
Why would an all-good and all-powerful God create a world full of pain and suffering? In WHY SUFFERING? Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale carefully walk you through a variety of responses that considered cumulatively provide a clear, comprehensive, and convincing answer. Responses like:- The good in the world would be lost if we lost the possibility of the bad.- The creation of a world without suffering would have meant our probable nonexistence.- The cross is the key to a compelling and rational explanation for trust in God in the face of the worst kind of suffering.- In comparison with other world religions, the Christian response is distinctive.- A good creator can allow suffering if he also provides the sustaining power to stand against it.- Relational knowledge about God takes the argument beyond reason to the presence of God amidst suffering.- God's decision to allow temporal suffering makes sense in light of an eternal perspective.- Divine goodness shows how to conquer not in spite of, but even through suffering.Here is a book written with great respect for the complexity of the issue, recognizing that some who read it will be in the trenches of deep suffering themselves and others in a faith crisis about the very existence of a loving God. WHY SUFFERING? provides an answer to the problem of pain and suffering with emotional sensitivity and intellectual integrity.
By Ravi Zacharias
We are facing one of the greatest crises in the history of religion. Truth is being cast aside in the name of tolerance and cultural relativism, all under the guise of a New Spirituality. Having become accustomed to abundance and the bliss of multiple choices, we now have a spiritual supermarket before us from which we may select whatever form of spirituality we desire. But tragically we often choose without knowing how to make a distinction between truth and falsehood. In this brilliant and compelling critique of the dangers of the New Spirituality, Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias applies some vigorous therapy to counter this assault on rational thought and shows why the uniqueness of Jesus matters.
When 'Spiritual but Not Religious' is Not Enough
By Lillian Daniel
What Is He Thinking?
By Rebecca St James
In WHAT IS HE THINKING?, Rebecca interviews a range of men, from high-profile types to guys next door - men that every woman can relate to. Although the interviews focus on single guys aged 20-35, Rebecca also includes words of wisdom from older mentors, people she respects who have been successfully married for years, like her dad, her life coach, and her pastor.The men share their thoughts on topics like how women can respect themselves and the men in their lives, modesty, purity, taking it slow, friendship, letting guys lead and more. This book gives them the floor to say what they would really like women to know, and to respond to questions such as:What is the most attractive quality to you in a woman?Is modesty truly attractive?Is neediness a turn-off?What do you find beautiful?How can we be dependent on God for our identity, not on you?How can we help you with boundaries physically?Rebecca also discusses her own dating life, speaking openly about the single life, her struggle with loneliness and her hope for the future. She challenges women to see the men in their lives as brothers in Christ and to trust God with their dating lives.