ACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student
James P. Stobaugh
Your ACT score is key in determining college scholarships and admissions. Prepare to excel with The ACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student, written by James P. Stobaugh, an experienced ACT/SAT grader, graduate of Harvard and Rutgers, as well as Princeton & Gordon Conwell seminaries. With these 50 devotion-based lessons, Stobaugh expects "Christian students should score 4 - 5 points higher on the exam."
Whether used over the course of a year or in 50 days, high school teens will:
Master stress reduction techniques and test-taking skills
Complete exercises designed to hone their English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science skills
Improve reading skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension
Strengthen essay skills for the optional writing portion of the exam
Develop and strengthen their faith in God and the authority of His Word
Many people get lost in their faith walk by using the map of their own understanding rather than the guidance of God. Spurgeon, one of Christianity's most enduring influences, helps set the seeker on the path of peace. In his classic work, Advice for Seekers, Spurgeon offers Scriptural truths to help remove the obstacles so the simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ can be grasped.
From his own experiences and his years of ministry, C.H. Spurgeon shares a gentle spirit of grace through his words to comfort and encourage those desiring to know the Lord.
Chapters inside this exquisite reproduction of a late 1890s classic work include:
Do not Try to Save Yourself
Despised Ones Seeking Jesus
Seekers Touching Christ
Still no Light and Why
and 9 more
Apart from Biblical writers, Spurgeon is considered to be history's most widely read preacher. Called the "prince of preachers," he is said to have preached the gospel to over ten million people in his lifetime.
If you look around in your church today, two-thirds of the young people who are sitting among us have already left in their hearts; soon they will be gone for good.
This is the alarming conclusion from a study Answers in Genesis commissioned from America's Research Group, led by respected researcher Britt Beemer. The results may unnerve you - they may shake long-held assumptions to the core - but these results need to be taken seriously by the church.
Already Gone reveals:
Why America's churches have lost an entire generation of believers
The views of 1,000 twenty-somethings, solidly raised in the church but no longer attending - and their reasons why
Relevant statistical data effectively teamed with powerful apologetics
The study found that we are losing our kids in elementary, middle school, and high school rather than college, and the "Sunday school syndrome" is contributing to the epidemic, rather than helping alleviate it. This is an alarming wake-up call for the church, showing how our programs and our approaches to Christian education are failing...and our children are paying the price. Though the statistics reveal a huge disconnect taking place between our children and their church experience, Already Gone shows how to fight back for our families, our churches, and our world. We can make a difference today that will affect the statistics of tomorrow in a positive and Christ-focused way!
Betrayed By God? Making Sense Of Your Expectations
Heartbreak. Disappointment. Betrayal. These are words every woman is familiar with. They may have first been experienced in high school, when one young teen loses her best friend because of a silly fight. Or in college, when a supposedly-perfect boyfriend suddenly ends a very serious relationship. Or in adulthood, when jobs are lost, divorces break families apart, or children fall a path of destruction. Life as we know it has fallen apart. And we're blaming God for not preventing it.
In Betrayed by God?, author Shana Schutte invites readers to take an honest look at themselves and their relationships with God. Through honest exploration and sound biblical wisdom, she helps readers determine why they feel betrayed when life began to hurt. With hope and help for the hurting, she gives women practical tools and encouragement as they make sense of their expectations and find healing through a loving God.
We share common bonds - not just of faith or family, but also of struggle, triumph, and loss in our lives. Our common bonds can bring us comfort, hope, and encouragement when facing heart-wrenching issues such as divorce, abandonment, loss, fear, and hopelessness.
Together we can experience how to:
Overcome the pain and anger from the loss of a loved one.
Accept our failures and still be confident in serving God and His kingdom.
Find the strength and encouragement to meet daily challenges with enthusiasm.
Read the true stories from people such as Gracia Burnham whose husband, Martin, was killed while serving as a missionary, and Kone Manzi, who was abandoned by her birth mother in Seoul, Korea and adopted by a couple in the United States. These and other inspirational vignettes are reflected in the powerful and faith strengthening-songs included in the full-length musical CD within the book. This free CD by popular worship leader Todd Braschler includes songs like Worthy After All, God is a Dreamer, and more. The unique book and CD celebrate the importance of serving God and our usefulness within the family of believers.
Todd Braschler is a member of the famous Braschler singing family based in Branson, MO. He serves as the president of Todd Braschler Ministries and travels over 80,000 miles throughout the year to present worship concerts and speaking opportunities in churches and other venues across the country.
116 Pages • Free Music CD included
Published by New Leaf Publishing Group
"God is not merely concerned with providing fire insurance for your afterlife. He wants to give you a reason to live, a way to live, and the power to live. He wants to help you not just to exist but to live an extremely blessed and incredibly adventurous life.
As you journey through this book, get ready to be challenged, refreshed, inspired, and equipped to start enjoying the blessed life God destined for you."
The Love of God. For God so loved the World, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. The love of God is a stream of crimson blood poured out.
It comes down from His head, over His brow, getting in to His eyes, alongside His nose, seeping into His mouth as He gasps for breath, covering His naked body as He hangs in agony and shame, pouring forth from His hands, feet and side and from the flesh gaping open where He was stricken as the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, dripping down onto the ground, then covering the mercy seat in Heaven, now covering me, and more than covering me, now cleansing me, now coursing through MY veins and pumping through MY heart, purifying me, giving me life so I can, through His life in me, also give life...giving you life if you know Him so you can also through His life give life. There is a path that is stained with Jesus' blood and leads to His crucifixion and ultimately to our crucifixion if we will follow Him. After salvation, man must be made to detest with all his being the sin nature within him. When he does he will kill it (Romans 6:6). How shall we, who are dead to sin, live any longer in it? (Romans 6:2). When he kills it, he allows Christ to be fully formed in him and is fit then to walk out the rest of his life on earth in single-minded devotion to Christ, longing for the moment he will be forever with Him in glory. This is the love of God.
The Defender's Guide For Life's Toughest Questions
If God exists, why didn't He kill Hitler before he killed six million Jews? The Bible not only condones slavery, it encourages it! The Old Testament doesn't even mention Hell; it's mythology, invented by Christians to rule by fear. If confronted with these and other challenges, will you have a response? Can you turn their doubts into an evangelism opportunity?
It's tough to be a believer in today's world - especially if you are a student in an academic system intent on destroying your faith. Bestselling author Ray Comfort has collected some of the toughest questions people will face in defending their faith and offers sound biblical responses. Each issue is one that has been raised by genuine atheists. Don't be without these powerful truths when you face a world trying to twist and confuse biblical truth.
Behind every supposed biblical error there is a powerful truth waiting to be found! Can God be tempted? Why don't Christians follow all the Old Testament laws? Is marriage good or bad? All these and more are questions that appear to point out a problem in the Biblical text.
Too often people focus on what seems to be contradictions or errors in the Bible, using them to create doubt in the minds of believers or act as stumbling blocks in trying to present the Gospel.
It is important to resolve these issues to reassure people that the Bible is inerrant. Discover over 40 powerful explanations proving the Bible is still accurate and without error for questions such as:
What is God's name in the Old Testament?
Is the earth immovably set on pillars or hanging on nothing?
Is all Scripture inspired by God, or is some of it the opinion of the writers of Scripture?
After His resurrection, did Jesus first appear to the eleven disciples on a mountain in Galilee or in Jerusalem behind closed doors?
Explosive and insightful Biblical evidence disproves the toughest of critics while bringing to light the indestructible power of God's Word. Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions Volume 2 accepts the critics' challenge, taking on some of the most difficult issues, helping to strengthen the faith of those who love God. Too often the Bible is dismissed by people who have heard it is simply filled with myths and mistakes, and many have abandoned the faith, not understanding there wasn't an error at all.
Entebbe: A Defining Moment in the War on Terrorism--The Jonathan Netanyahu Story
The remarkable account of the famous hostage rescue at Entebbe, and its commander, Jonathan Netanyahu. Learn how this modern Joshua inspired not only Israel but the whole free world through the success of this operation...described by many as a miraculous mission of biblical proportions.
Relates perfectly with our own war on terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq
This is the only documented, firsthand account of the epic raid on Entebbe - includes many photos
Highlights the shared values of Israeli warriors like Yoni and freedom-loving American troops engaged with a vicious enemy
July 4, 1976. The United States was celebrating 200 years of freedom and democracy. Thousands of miles away, freedom of a different kind was being celebrated as more than 100 hostages who had been held at gunpoint by terrorists in Entebbe, Uganda, were freed. The daring commander of this rescue mission was Jonathan (Yoni) Netanyahu; he was the only Israeli soldier killed in the Entebbe raid. Readers will marvel over the reasons Jonathan went to Entebbe, what has been called "his great hour." Surely, the parallels for people of faith are here: The Scripture says, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Jonathan didn't know any of the hostages held by the terrorists, yet he willingly laid down his own life. He was motivated not only by a desire to defend Israel, but to defend all victims of terror.
'Eradicate' identifies two major problems causing the spiritual and moral decline in our country: the secular agenda to blot out God, and the apathy of Christians.
This book will expose the anti-Christian movements in America and give you a thorough understanding of the foundational battle for truth. With 78% of Americans claiming to be Christians, how did it get to the point where Christianity is having less of an influence on our culture than culture is having on Christianity? Too many believers have conformed to our culture and we're now suffering the consequences as a nation.This book will expose the anti-Christian movements in America and give you a thorough understanding of the foundational battle for truth. With 78% of Americans claiming to be Christians, how did it get to the point where Christianity is having less of an influence on our culture than culture is having on Christianity? Too many believers have conformed to our culture and we're now suffering the consequences as a nation.
Alexander Keith was well aware of the importance of predictive prophecy. In a handed-down story surrounding the inspiration for his writing on the subject, Keith witnessed firsthand the power of biblical predictions.
It is said that a young agnostic was giving Keith no quarter in his relentless denial of the truth of the Scriptures. Having exhausted many arguments on the young man, Keith finally asked him what he made of all the predicted and fulfilled prophecies of the Old Testament. When the young man said he didn't know, Keith proceeded to give him several examples. Soon after this, the young man converted to Christianity and Keith realized that a book on the topic was sorely needed. This book is the fruit of that realization.
Modern readers may find Keith's book challenging and even tedious in some places, but they certainly will not find it irrelevant. It reveals information that will be new to most, and that will give new life to the often cryptic passages of Old Testament prophecy. Much of modern preaching and teaching gives little attention to the Old Testament and therefore most modern Christians are ignorant of the treasures it contains. This reprint of Alexander Keith's classic book will go a long way in reacquainting readers with the eventful and important 2000 years that preceded the birth of Jesus Christ. May a new generation be gripped and inspired by what it finds there.
There is scientific evidence proving evolution cannot be responsible for life on Earth. In Evolution Impossible, Dr. John Ashton uses discoveries in genetics, biochemistry, geology, radiometric dating, and other scientific disciplines to explain why the theory of evolution is a myth. Regardless of your level of scientific education, you will finish this book able to cite 12 reasons why evolution cannot explain the origin of life.
One of the most compelling & authoritative rebuttals of evolution today!
How fossils are evidence of extinction, not evolution
Why mutations never produce new genetic information
How the lack of transitional fossils undermines secular time-lines
Why living cells and new classes of organisms don't form by chance
Is the emerging church movement just another passing fad, a more contemporary approach to church, or a bunch of disillusioned young people looking for answers? In fact, it is actually much broader and is influencing Christianity to a significant degree.
Grounded in a centuries-old mystical approach, this movement is powerful, yet highly deceptive, and it draws its energy from practices and experiences that are foreign to traditional evangelical Christianity. The path that the emerging church is taking is leading right into the arms of Roman Catholicism and ultimately to an interfaith perspective that has prophetically profound ramifications.
Are you stuck in a rut, saying the same mealtime prayer day after day? Would you like to transform your mealtimes with meaningful Scripture prayers-starting today?
You've picked up the right book!
Family Mealtime Prayers is a collection of prayers based on God's Word. It will equip parents to pray with confidence and teach their children biblical truth and godly character. With prayers for adults, children, and holidays, Family Mealtime Prayers will enrich and energize your mealtime conversations, drawing the entire family into deeper relationships with the Lord and one another.
Foxe's Book of Martyrs has been an invaluable addition to the libraries of faithful Christians for almost five centuries. Chronicling the suffering and brutal deaths of those who have sacrificed their lives for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, John Foxe captured the God-given, Spirit-inspired courage of these noble souls.
Though sometimes difficult to read because of the inhumane cruelty depicted in its pages, the images which truly endure are the ones which portray the victorious faith, through the grace of God, of these Christian martyrs.
Published by Lighthouse Trails Publishing
In a very real sense, we as Americans owe much of our rich spiritual heritage to the Geneva Bible - the Scriptures carried by Plymouth Pilgrims and great reformers. Nearly forgotten today, this version of the Holy Scriptures - first translated into English in 1560 - created the conditions for a Christian reformation of life and culture the likes of which the world had never seen.
In 1553, Mary Tudor ascended the throne of England and set about to stamp out the Reformation, ordering the burning of all copies of the Bible in the English tongue and causing more than three hundred reformers to be burned at the stake. Bloody Mary's vicious crusade drove scores of English reformers to Geneva, including some of the finest biblical scholars in history. Together, these men produced a new English Bible based on the original languages and not beholden to any king or prelate - the Geneva Bible
The Geneva Bible is the Bible of "firsts": It was the first Bible to qualify as a study Bible, providing readers with copious notes, cross-references, and commentary about the original manuscripts. It was the first Bible to be printed in a portable and affordable edition. And it was the first Bible to assign chapter and verse numbers, facilitating the location of passages, memorization, and recitation - and the nurture of a nation of Bible readers.
The Geneva Bible inspired those who championed self-government and civic virtue. Its mighty influence was manifest in the lives of Knox, Cromwell, and Shakespeare. And it was the 1599 Geneva Bible that the Pilgrims read as they arrived in the New World in 1620, deriving principles from its pages that helped lay the foundation-stones of liberty in the western hemisphere.
We're pleased to announce the re-release of the Geneva Bible in a superior quality genuine leather binding edition that features word-for-word accuracy with the 1599 Geneva Bible; original cross references; original study notes by Reformers; bonded leather; modern spelling; and easy-to-read print. Now you can own this lost treasure of Christendom.
Discover the Incredible Intelligence of the Earliest Innovators A research and writing team led by Bible college president Don Landis invested more than two years in development of this richly illustrated, Bible-confirming new book. Landis' lifelong personal study of the fascinating subject of the intelligence of early man is readily apparent.
The IQ level required to visualize, engineer and build the many "out of place artifacts" discussed and pictured in this large format book baffles those who are steeped in Darwinian–style explanations of the origin of man, as taught in public schools and the secular media.
Prepare to be exposed to information and photographs you have probably never read or seen before! Thousands of hours of research, trips to numerous sites throughout North and Central America, visits to museums, and meetings with myriad experts in various nations have provided Landis' team with an overwhelming amount of evidence for the unquestionably high level of intelligence of these early innovators. A jumble of anomalies and magnificent structures continue to confound archaeology and anthropology today, yet as the dots are connected, one finds history as described in the biblical record.
Evidences and commonalities explored from ancient man around the globe!
Why structures echoing the Tower of Babel have been recreated on almost every continent and major culture
What artifacts and archaeology, technology and innovation, really reveal about the origin of mankind
Why many biblical symbols (rainbows, human sacrifice, mountains, the Son/ sun worship) were, and continue to be, distorted in pagan religious practices
What the historical record reveals about Satan's "counterfeit" of God's plan for humanity
It only takes one courageous life to change the world...what about you!
An inspiring number of biographical accounts from some of history's greatest missionaries like David Livingstone who answered God's challenge to impact the world. Taking the message of Christ and salvation to the unexplored lands of those who had never heard the truth, he was among the faithful men and women who risked death, disease and poverty so others might know and receive Jesus as Savior.
These examples remind Christians that greatness and success is to love God and love others selflessly like He has done for us. Here is a bold presentation of how faith, obedience, and love conquered isolation and fear. The accounts of these 23 obedient servants to Christ exemplify a decision to live for God and not ourselves.
This new guidebook celebrates the biblical history revealed within the landscapes of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Within the pages you will find travel tips that help you create an amazing vacation; colorful maps, details on the forests, grasslands, geysers, flowers, hiking trails, wildlife, and more vibrantly portrayed in hundreds of full-color photos. Whether you are planning a visit to these parks or just desire to study the majesty of God's beautiful creation, this book will give you an incredible perspective.
The Henry Morris Study Bible is "an invaluable tool for the defense of the Christian faith" according to Dr. John MacArthur. With over 10,000 study notes, no other resource offers the comprehensive analysis of biblical creation and authority of Scripture.
The written Word of God is under attack in our culture like never before. The annotations of this King James Version of the Bible will:
Explain the Bible's difficult passages
Resolve its alleged contradictions
Point out the evidences of its divine origin
Confirm its historical accuracy
Words of Christ in red
Note its remarkable anticipations of modern science
22 topical appendices for understanding biblical authority and accuracy
Remove any doubts about its inerrancy, authority and ability to meet every human need
The 2,215 pages feature a 10-point font and a two column format making it easy to read. Inside you will also find the Words of Christ in red, 22 total appendices, full color maps and a concordance. The hard cover offers a dignified and gentle design that both men and women will find attractive. The professional Smyth Sewn binding gives this reference resource a life that will span generations.
Dr. Henry Morris is known as the father of modern Creation science, the founder of Institute for Creation Research (ICR) and the author of many well-known apologetic books. His thriving legacy continues to equip Christians to be able to defend the accuracy and authority of Scripture today.
When the second world war began, Corrie Ten Boom was simply an ordinary, middle-aged Dutch never-married woman. By the time the conflict ended, she was literally transformed by the faith she had merely accepted, and on a mission from God.
By God's grace, Corrie survived the concentration camp and became a "tramp for the Lord," sharing in more than sixty nations the thrilling message that nothing, not even death, can separate us from God's love.
His Favorite Wife is the heart-stopping, inspirational narrative of a courageous fifteen year-old girl who becomes the sixth wife in a polygamous marriage. Cascading with well-developed characters, this true story will capture your soul and imagination as the author reveals how a group of kind-hearted, sincere people are led to embrace this controversial lifestyle in their pursuit of the highest degree of glory.
Laced with surprising brush-strokes of humor, this heart-rending saga will take its readers on a journey that outsiders whisper of and shudder about. It answers the question that a polygamist's wife is asked countless times: How can you tolerate sharing your husband? In North America today there are over thirty thousand polygamists. Many of them lead secret lives in their attempt to hide from society and U.S. laws. Their women are taught that obedience, unquestioning acceptance of polygamy, and giving birth to huge families of children to follow in their parent's footsteps, will assure them a celestial crown. Few search out truth for themselves, but trustingly follow their prophet. Susan's book deals with this head-in-the-sand ignorance. She too, was one of these women.
Today there are untold voices in print, on television, and online calling for our attention, and so many of these mock or belittle our faith. From coworkers to those calling themselves Christians, the tone has become one of reproach, disparaging the character of God and undermining the authority of the Bible. For those who have a heart for God, it can be intimidating and discouraging.
How Do We Know the Bible is True? is based on the absolute authority of God's Word, not man-centered explanations. Clearly presented, it will help bring clarity in a world filled with increasingly vague notions of truth. Over 20 relevant issues are discussed including:
Is the Bible totally without error?
Did the resurrection really happen?
How do we know that the 66 books of the Bible are from God?
Does the Bible contradict itself?
How were people saved before Jesus came?
What is the purpose and meaning of life?
Did miracles really happen?
Was Genesis derived from ancient myths?
How should we interpret the Bible; should Genesis be literal?
Do you have to believe in a young earth to be saved?
Within these pages you will find responses to those honest questions of faith, helping to build a confidence in God's Word and inspiring your daily walk in His grace and peace.
These powerful biblical insights are soundly presented by more than a dozen respected defenders of the faith, including Ken Ham, John MacArthur, Terry Mortenson, Jason Lisle, Brian Edwards, Tommy Mitchell, Jobe Martin, Georgia Purdom, Bodie Hodge, and Roger Patterson.
Christ himself tells us of impending wars, rumors of wars, ethnic conflicts, spiritual deception, famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places; all signs to us that we are in the last days and yet most are ignoring the warnings that have been given. It Could Happen Tomorrow is about future events that will shake the world.
Events prophesied long ago by God's ancient prophets and Jesus himself which may be happening around us even today, as well as those that will happen after God's children are gone.
But unlike Hollywood's themes of death and doom, there is a more powerful prophetic message for the world today, one of hope - the ending is simple, powerful, and inevitable - God and His love will prevail.
Ken Ham once again takes the lead in pointing out the looming precipice that thousands of church leaders are rushing toward; a denial of the full authority and accuracy of the Bible from its very first verse. Originally published in 1987, The Lie took a bold stand which became prophetic. Ken warned the church about the destructive effects of compromise with evolutionary/millions-of-years ideas.
He warned that compromise in Genesis would undermine Scriptural authority in the culture and erode confidence in the infallibility of God's Word. Today, Christians increasingly doubt the Bible's reliability. So then do those who are considering placing their faith in Jesus, the Creator.
The issues are of critical importance when you realize that today we have Christians not only confused when it comes to Genesis and the age of the earth, but now even the reality of hell, Adam as a real person, and Christ's own words about creation, marriage, and more. One compromise just leads to another—and it has to end if we want to leave a legacy of faith to future generations!
Meet The Skeptic: A Field Guide To Faith Conversations
Conversations are snapshots of a person's worldview. You never know when one of those conversations will challenge your Christian faith. Are you equipped to effectively deal with this skepticism? Meet the Skeptic teaches believers to think about skepticism in categories.
Get to the Root Ideas of worldviews instead of pulling at the weeds
Recognize the Red-Flag Words that prop up objections
Scrutinize bumper-sticker comments
Ask probing questions and acquire an ear for opportunities
Meet the Skeptic is effective for conversational training as well as being a model for building an apologetics curriculum. The four categories described provide a framework into which believers can organize and connect worldview ideas.
About The Author:
As a Christian apologist and owner of a brand image and design firm, Bill Foster has a unique perspective of how the popular culture perceives and is influenced by the ideas that shape our world. He has created an approach for engaging skeptics that breaks down objections into categories. Bill believes that understanding the worldviews behind these categories, rather than chasing down answers to every objection, is the key to reaching the heart of a skeptic's thinking.
Many Christians see no problem combining the beliefs and practices of Native American Spirituality with their view of Christianity. But Nanci Des Gerlaise knows differently. Raised on a Metis settlement with fifteen brothers and sisters, Nanci's childhood and young adult life was riddled with terrors that come with being the daughter and granddaughter of medicine men.
Muddy Waters tells the story of this Cree Native American woman, who after years of struggle, oppression, and spiritual darkness found light and truth in the One who offered her freedom.
But Muddy Waters is not just a biography. It delves deeply into the framework of Native Spirituality. While Native American Christians are looking for a great spiritual awakening within the First Nations/Native American groups by incorporating Native Spirituality practices into their Christianity right under their noses, a massive worldwide deception is swiftly surging forward. Partly in overcompensation for very real injustices committed against Native Americans, Native Spirituality has become politically correct inasmuch as traditional biblical Christianity is on a fast track to becoming politically incorrect. Sadly, in the process, the Gospel, which is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16) is being pushed aside, as if it were to blame leaving countless numbers of people both Native American and non-Native without the sure hope that only comes through knowing Jesus Christ.
Published by Lighthouse Trails Publishing
Since 9/11, the rush to learn about Islam has been a common goal for a broad spectrum of Americans - from politicians, to clergy, to soccer moms. Indeed, a lack of knowledge of this religion has publishers scrambling for titles. Mohammad's Monsters represents that rare project - scholarly in tone, yet highly readable - that sets it apart.
Essays from leading experts, including David Bukay and Louis Rene Beres, outline the broad dimensions of Islam, while filling in important details. Careful to distinguish between moderate Moslems and radicals who have adopted monstrous methods of dealing with the West, this is a work of utmost importance.
The blessed hope of the church is under attack from many sides. In this startling new treatise on the end times, Don Mills answers the hard questions concerning the rapture of the church.
At the very heart of this timeless work is the strong underlying support for a pre-tribulation rapture of the church. Precepts of the Blessed Hope uses eye-opening typology to Biblically answer many of the positions put forward.
Let's face it: life can be really hard at times. It is easy to get overwhelmed with difficult circumstances. Perhaps that describes you and you're losing hope.
Real Encouragement for Real Life is a 250 page collection of over 90 devotions that will remind you that no matter what you may face, God is there for you. If you're having troubles with your marriage, money, faith, fear, or anger and much more, God wants to bring His peace and power to bear in your life. It will bring encouragement to your life and help you turn your eyes upon Jesus.
Seducers Among Our Children is the personal perspective of an investigative sergeant who knows first hand the inner workings and methods used by sexual predators.
Offers a practical, simple presentation of how child predators operate in today's society.
Educates concerned parents and guardians about how to recognize when a child predator is in their midst, how to protect children from predators, how to recognize if a child has already been offended by a predator, and what to do if a child discloses he or she has been offended by a predator.
For the adult reader who was sexually molested as a child, this book may assist you in making some sense out of what happened and help you understand it wasn't your fault.
Countless numbers of children will be sexually abused by the time they reach their 18th birthday. Sadly, most parents won't even see it coming. They don't realize that sexual predators of children are often friendly, helpful, and attentive, drawing in a child, not by force but rather through enticing seduction.
Published by Lighthouse Trails Publishing
One drink or hit might seem harmless. Exposing his own temptations, uses and addictions to drugs, Fred DePold shares how millions of Americans look back to that first choice as one that led to a lifetime of disappointments, broken lives and families, ruined relationships and even death.
If you or someone you know is struggling with drug or alcohol addictions and you/they desperately want change, Stand at the Crossroads is a must read.
Your first step into the vast universe with a one-of-kind guide to the night sky!
Find out when and where to look with just the naked eye...you'll be amazed at how much of the galaxy you can see.
Locate Orion, the well-known constellation, and within it you can easily see the red supergiant star Betelgeuse over 3000 trillion miles away. Or marvel at our galaxy, the Milky Way, shining brightly overhead in late summer as you see the light spots containing entire star clusters!
Includes 150 beautiful photos, full-color star-charts, easy to use illustrations, and video link for expert advice! "How do phases of the moon work? When will the next solar eclipse take place? What is that bright star setting in the west? How do i find Saturn?" All of these questions are easily answered with this helpful guide. The heavens truly declare God's glory....now understand why!
About The Author:
Dr. Jason Lisle is a research scientist, speaker, and planetarium director for Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum. He holds bachelor of science degrees in physics and astronomy from Ohio Wesleyan University, as well as a master s and PhD in Astro-physics from the University of Colorado in Boulder. As a creation scientist Dr. Lisle effectively communicates a broad range of topics from in-depth presentations of distant starlight, Einstein's relativity, and problems with the Big Bang to topics from astronomy and general science to apologetics and dinosaurs. Dr. Lisle has authored a number of books which include: Taking Back Astronomy, The Ultimate Proof of Creation, and Old-Earth Creationism on Trial.
"I have read several accounts of Everest climbs, but none gave me the 'behind the scenes' view this book provides... Whether you get exercise climbing mountains or strolling shopping malls, you'll find your heart racing as you read The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest's Death Zone. If not, you should call 911 immediately and get checked for a pulse."
– Philip Yancey
It's one of the greatest challenges one can face on Earth; an ascent to the top of the world on the slopes of Mount Everest. Eric Alexander experienced grace and a faith-empowering journey he will never forget as part of a record-setting team in May 2001, scaling the heights of Everest with his friend, blind climber Erik Weinhenmayer.
Experience some of the most dangerous locations in the world, including abject terror on Amadablam, a blind ski descent of Russia's Mount Elbrus, and up Kilimanjaro in Africa with four blind teens
Gain wisdom in the application of trust, courage, innovation, teamwork, leadership, and integrity to overcome your own Everests
Discover practical faith lessons learned on the highest peaks of six continents
Here is the powerful story of Eric Alexander and his unique life journey of guiding people with disabilities to the most perilous places of the world, including Mount Everest's first blind ascent. In The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest's Death Zone you will follow in their historic footsteps, and learn about faith, trust, prayer, depending on God, as well as the perseverance needed during these climbs and in your own life. Be inspired and motivated by Eric's insight, not simply to survive but to thrive every day in God's grace.
The fact that God loves you, that He cares about you, and that He is on your side are three key reasons. In addition, there are God's faithful promises, the fellowship of Jesus, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
In all, Today is Your Best Day helps you discover 60 life-changing reasons - all with biblical perspective from best selling author and one of the world's best known inspirational writers, Roy Lessin. Lessin's writings help you focus your thoughts on what really matters - providing inspiration and encouragement for your day. These heartfelt devotional thoughts will help you walk with the assurance of what your heart knows, not the uncertainty of what your eyes see. No matter what happens, remember, when your life is in God's hands, every day is your best day.
Parents of preteens and teens can move from scared to prepared with a new approach to parenting their adolescents.
Parents of preteens intuitively know that no matter how good their kids are, there is turbulence ahead. Many feel lost and unprepared as they watch the damaging effects of culture collide with their child's growing pains and raging hormones.
For the past 35 years Mark Gregston has lived and worked with struggling teens and knows what it takes to reach them. He says, "A parent's success has little to do with either the validity of their words or their intent as messengers; it's more about how they approach their child and engage with them."
The Tower Of Babel - The Cultural History Of Our Ancestors
This new book reveals humanity's shared ancestry as never before! Most Christians are familiar with the biblical account of Babel, but after the dispersion, there appears to be a void until hundreds of years later when empires like Rome and Greece arose. Discover the truth of the people groups and the civilizations that spread across the earth. All trace their roots back to Babel as well as to the sons and grandsons of Noah!
Many of today's scholars write off what occurred at the Tower of Babel as mythology and deny that it was a historical event. Beginning with the biblical accounts, author Bodie Hodge researched ancient texts, critical clues, and rare historic records to help solve the mystery of what happened to the families that built Babel. Teens and adults can use this layman's friendly overview of what happened during the Tower of Babel dispersion, and beyond!
Anita Dittman was just a little girl when the winds of Hitler and Nazism began to blow through Germany. By the time she was twelve, the war had begun.
Written by Anita Dittman, with Jan Markell, host of Understanding The Times, which airs on CSN, Saturdays at 12:00 PM (PT) / 3:00 PM (ET).
Abandoned by her father when he realized the price of being associated with a Jewish wife and family, Anita and her mother were ultimately left to fend for themselves. Anita's teenage years are spent desperately fighting for survival yet learning to trust in the One she discovered would not leave her.
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A revised and expanded edition of Dennis & Rauni Higley's concise but revealing investigation of their former faith, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Dennis was a sixth-generation Mormon who became an Elder's Quorum president while still in his early twenties. about a decade later, he was ordained a High Priest and called to serve on the Stake High Council. Rauni worked as a translator and language coordinator for the LDS Church for over 14 years, and held teaching positions in Sunday school and in the Relief Society. Her privileged position allowed her to study Mormon history from many books not generally available to LDS membership, which eventually led her to share these growing concerns about discrepancies hidden by the Church with her husband. Together they launched an intensive private study of the "facts" of Mormonism, with guidance from God and His Word. This ultimately led Dennis and Rauni out of the darkness and into the light.
People of faith struggle to reconcile the concept of a loving God and human suffering. The darkness that accompanies emotional pain often results in a wavering trust in God.
Questions arise such as:
Why did God let this happen?
What does all this really mean?
Why can t I find peace?
Author Daniel E. Johnson offers hope to the hurting by opening the doors to his own journey in When You Ask Why. Walk through the pages with him to find hope, comfort, and peace in God's unfailing love once again.
Who are you? What defines you? What is your identity?
How you answer those questions affects every aspect of your life: personal, public, and spiritual. So it's vital to get the answer right.
Pastor and best-selling author Mark Driscoll believes false identity is at the heart of many struggles—and that you can overcome them by having your true identity in Christ. In Who Do You Think You Are?, Driscoll explores the question, "What does it mean to be 'in Christ'?" In the process he dissects the false-identity epidemic and, more important, provides the only solution — Jesus.
"Whose Witnesses?" is a book that intends to expose the truth behind what the Jehovah's Witnesses teach.
This is not a book of exposition that refutes line by line what the Jehovah's Witnesses believe. I thank the Lord that there are many of those available already. Instead, this book will show the reader that there is one main point that the Jehovah's Witnesses press harder than any other and it is a foundational doctrine of theirs. It is this: They insist that Jesus Christ is not God...they deny His Deity. All other doctrines of theirs are secondary. This book will show how the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is God and that there is no salvation apart from receiving this truth. Jesus is the Son of God but the Word teaches us that He is also God the Son. This is the gospel He taught of Himself and any other teaching is what the Word refers to as another gospel. We pray that this book will be used to lead many into the loving arms of their God and Savior Jesus Christ by illuminating the glorious gospel He taught about Himself. Cheryl lives in South Carolina with her husband Tim and their two children, Garrett and Melanie. She has a deep love for the Lord and His Word and desires that the body of Christ would be filled with the knowledge of God's will by His Spirit and through His Word so we can be light to a dark world.
This booklet presents 101 scientific facts found in the Scriptures. Many of these facts were penned centuries before they were discovered. Scientific foreknowledge found only in the Bible offers one more piece to the collective proof that the Bible is truly the inspired Word of the Creator.
This handy guide provides a basic introduction to the Bible for the seeker or new Christian. Full color artwork and pictures illustrate the text and help the reader learn about the lands and people of the Bible. Key Biblical words and doctrines are explained, and major Biblical characters are highlighted. A seven-panel fold-out time line presents Bible history at a glance.
Five Things You Can Do To Protect Your Kids From Sexual Predators
Raising a child has never been more treacherous than it is right now, and it is only getting worse. Major crimes investigator, Sergeant Patrick Crough, has written a booklet that all parents and grandparents need to read.
Be diligent in safeguarding your children from those inside their social circles using these principles, and you will automatically protect them from those outside their circles. Some of these points below may not always prove practical in every situation, but I offer them as ways to assure that your child is not victimized. The higher you can hold these standards, the more you can rest assured to your child's safety.
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How can we increase our trust in God? One way is to identify some of the obstacles to trusting so that we can deal with them.
We can ask God to: (1) make us aware when we fall into these ways of thinking or reacting, (2) deal with things in our hearts that are fertile ground for these hindrances, and (3) give us practical strategies, and grace, to overcome these problems.
Maria Kneas discusses 5 things that can keep us from trusting in the Lord.
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To this day, the Nazi Holocaust continues to prevent many Jewish people from believing God. Satan uses it as the biggest stumbling block for the numerous Jews who can't accept that a loving, all-powerful God would allow such a horrible thing to happen. Granted, millions perished, yet God also allowed millions to survive.
This pamphlet is an extract of Anita Dittman's biography, Trapped in Hitler's Hell, written by Jan Markell.