The Bhagavad Gita is an early epic poem that recounts the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Krishna, the manifestation of God. In the moments before a great battle, the dialogue sets out the important lessons Arjuna must learn to change the outcome of the war he is to fight, and culminates in Krishna revealing to the warrior his true cosmic form, counselling him to search for the universal perfection of life. Ranging from instructions on yoga postures to dense moral discussion, the Gita is one of the most important Hindu texts, as well as serving as a practical guide to living well.
Translated by Laurie L. Patton
Nature caps a set of themes first brought to
the fore in Santmire’s previous work, most notably the classic The Travail of Nature. Here Santmire
continues the pursuit of a theology bound up with nature and its condition,
especially the fragility and fervent expectation of nature’s redemption.
Santmire invites readers on a theological and spiritual journey to a prayerful
and contemplative knowledge of the Triune God, in which practitioners are
inducted into a bountiful relationship with the cosmic and universal ministry
of Christ and the Spirit uniting all of nature in a single vision of hope and
Does God care about the details of your life—your flat tire, that argument with your spouse, your finances? Absolutely! And God Is in the Small Stuff proves it. Bruce & Stan’s modern classic launched a series of books that sold in excess of one million copies—now, it’s part of a four-title paperback classics assortment. In their lighthearted yet thought-provoking style, Bruce & Stan encourage readers never to disregard the minor, seemingly insignificant things of life—because their infinite God is also intimate. God Is in the Small Stuff promises encouragement and challenge to readers at all levels of spiritual growth.
Tracing out the origins of the
Trinitarian “revival” in the modern era, particularly on account of the
influence of Schleiermacher, Tillich, Barth, Rahner, and Pannenberg, through to
the destabilizing effects of postmodernity on Trinitarian discourse, the author
provides a critical hermeneutic for the evaluation and implementation of
thoughtful Trinitarian theology in the contemporary world. Within this frame,
the author argues for viewing the Trinity as the intellectual and conceptual
context and interdisciplinary arena of interaction between theology and other
forms of intellectual inquiries to generate a robust, multifaceted, and
historically fluent doctrine of the Trinity.
The volume contains forty-four individual texts, including the most important works of the mind training cycle, such as Serlingpa's well-known Leveling Out All Preconceptions, Atisha's Bodhisattva's Jewel Garland, Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses on Training the Mind, and Chekawa's Seven-Point Mind Training together with the earliest commentaries on these seminal texts. An accurate and lyrical translation of these texts, many of which are in metered verse, marks an important contribution to the world's literary heritage, enriching its spiritual resources.
Without proper motivation, it does not matter what we do. Whether reciting prayers, meditating, or enduring great hardships, if our actions are devoid of good intention they will not become Dharma practice. Proper motivation transcends our ordinary, ephemeral desires and ultimately seeks the happiness of all living beings. "In your life," says Rinpoche, "there is nothing to do other than to work for others, to cherish others. There is nothing more important in your life than this."
This powerful, simple message applies to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike--we all have the power to unlock our greatest potential. Open this book and open the door to a timeless path leading to wisdom and joy.
Kristen Welch, author of the popular We Are THAT Family blog, has been there. And she’s learned it all starts with a yes—with your family saying yes to God right where you are, in the middle of ordinary life.
Saying Yes to God as a Family is a 30-day Scripture reading plan for families, with practical guidance on how to connect with God’s Word around the dinner table. You’ll find questions for your kids, conversation starters and icebreakers, family prayers, and more. Kristen shares her own story of why this has been so important for her family and how they got started, offers suggestions that have worked for them, and provides a practical, easy approach for your own family to adopt.
Connect with your kids today and strengthen their faith as you break bread together—and go deeper with the Bread of Life.
(Inspired by Kristen’s book Rhinestone Jesus; includes Scripture memory verses and bonus illustrated quotes.)
Women’s Socioeconomic Status and Religious Leadership in Asia Minor: In the First Two Centuries C. E.
Moving beyond discussions of patriarchy and prescribed
“women’s roles” in the Roman world—discussions that have relied too much on
elite literary sources, in her view—Katherine Bain explores what inscriptional
data from Asia Minor can tell us about the actual socioeconomic status of women
in the first and second centuries C.E. Her findings suggest that outside of the
prescriptive lenses of the upper classes, women were described, in honorary and
funerary inscriptions, in terms that mirrored the socioeconomic status of men,
suggesting that women’s leadership in social associations—and by implication in
Jewish and Christian congregations as well—was even more frequent than has been
Looking for a great gift for dad this Father’s Day? Honor him with 31 Days with God for Fathers—offering help, hope, and a touch of humor. This affordable Value Book promises challenge, encouragement, and plenty of wisdom for your greatest hero: Dad! Covering topics such as guidance, contentment, discipline, and responsibility, these real-life, Bible-based meditations will help Dad be everything God wants him to be. Accompanied by inspiring prayers and quotations, practical tips, and lined space for recording thoughts, 31 Days with God for Fathers is the perfect way to say “I love you, Dad.”
With Empowering Memory and Movement, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
completes a three-volume look across her influential work and career. In Transforming Vision (2011), she drew
from decades of pioneering scholarship to offer the contours of a critical
feminist hermeneutic. The chapters in Changing
Horizons (2013) sketched out a theory of liberation. Now, the consequences
for a liberating praxis are elaborated in interviews and essays that chart
Schüssler Fiorenza’s own personal and professional history as these are
intertwined with the history of the worldwide movement for emancipation and full
equality. Empowering Memory and Movement
looks back, but also looks around at challenges and potentialities on the
global scene, and looks ahead to an emancipatory future, with a critical and
wise engagement with scripture and the interpretive tradition always at the
The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on mahamudra are known for their ability to lead to profound realization. Peaceful and infinitely adaptable, these teachings are as useful for today's busy world as they have been for centuries.
Written by the tutor to the seventeenth Karmapa, Essentials of Mahamudra is a commentary on Tashi Namgyal's famous Moonlight of Mahamudra - a text that the sixteenth Karmapa had identified as the most valuable for Westerners. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche recognized that Western meditators don't just need to know how to maintain our meditation practice - we need to know why we should do it. Unmatched in its directness, Essentials of Mahamudra addresses both these needs, rendering one of the most advanced forms of meditation more easily adaptable to our everyday lives.
You’re in for a unique and memorable reading experience, where classic meets contemporary, with Limitless Grace. In this brand-new devotional—inspired by the writings of John Bunyan—dozens of contemporary devotions offer refreshing reminders of God’s exceeding goodness. Each reading is paired with selected text from Bunyan’s Grace Abounding, making it a fresh way for you to experience a beloved Christian classic.
In Jesus Now, bestselling author Frank Viola gives us the first comprehensive treatment of what Jesus has been doing since His ascension until His second coming. In an easy-to-read format, Viola explores the seven aspects of Christ's ministry today and shows how each one benefits the saved and the unsaved.
Open these pages and discover what the Lord Jesus Christ is doing now and how it will impact your life.
We all long for victory. Victory over fear. Victory over guilt. Victory from bondage and oppression.
Drawing on a variety of Bible stories and characters, respected Bible teacher Kasey Van Norman distills the singular truth that has existed since time began: while change and uncertainty are inevitable, God is always unchanging, and He is always faithful—even when our circumstances might tempt us to think otherwise.
Wherever you are in your walk with Christ, you will find yourself encouraged and inspired as Kasey shows how you, too, can be victorious in Christ!
“A beautifully written glimpse into heaven that will encourage those who doubt and thrill those who believe.”
—Ron Hall, coauthor of Same Kind of Different as Me
“Do you remember the hospital, Colton?” Sonja said. “Yes, mommy, I remember,” he said. “That’s where the angels sang to me.”
When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.
Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery–and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born. He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read.
With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton tells of meeting long-departed family members. He describes Jesus, the angels, how “really, really big” God is, and how much God loves us. Retold by his father, but using Colton’s uniquely simple words, Heaven Is for Real offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.”
Heaven Is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child.
--Randall Wallace, Director Heaven Is for Real, We Were Soldiers, and Secretariat
“Do you remember the hospital, Colton?” Sonja said.“Yes, mommy, I remember,” he said. “That’s where the angels sang to me.”
When four-year-old Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren't expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the following months—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.
This true story, retold by his father but using Colton’s uniquely simple words, offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.”
Heaven is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe like a child.
Bonus material in this special movie edition includes:
- Photos from the movie set
- Updates from father, Todd, and son, Colton, on recent events including the making-of-the-movie experience
- “From the Set” Q&A’s with the movie’s filmmakers and actors
The resurrection. As far as doctrines go, it's a game changer. Many accept the resurrection without giving it much thought. But isn't something so important worthy of our wrestling with it? What if we approached the issue of the resurrection in an unbiased manner and assessed it as a cold case detective would evaluate a crime scene? Author J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case detective. He also used to be an atheist. Follow along in this brief presentation of his approach in applying his detective's expertise to the accounts of the resurrection. Wallace believes the case is nothing but compelling: Jesus is alive!
• A Sermon for the Week of Prayer
• Portraits of Christ
• Words of Expostulation
• The Christ of Patmos
• The Earnest of Heaven
• The Tabernacle — Outside the Camp
• None But Jesus
• None But Jesus — Second Part
• The Glorious Right Hand of the Lord
• The Shulamite’s Choice Prayer
• The Silver Trumpet
• The Great Supreme
• The March!
• The First Sermon in the Tabernacle
• Evangelical Congratulations
• Opening Services
• Meeting of the Neighboring Churches
• Christ Set Forth As A Propitiation
• The Interest of Christ and His People in Each Other
• Temple Glories
• Public Meeting of Our London Baptist Brethren
• Public Meeting of the Various Denominations
• Christ’s Finished Work
• Perfect Cleansing
• Meeting of Our Own Church
• Christian Baptism
• The Last Census
• Exposition of the Doctrines of Grace
• The First Resurrection
• Trust in God — True Wisdom
• The Church — Conservative and Aggressive
• “Even So, Father!”
• Jehovah Tsidkenu: the Lord Our Righteousness
• Climbing the Mountain
• Fire! Fire! Fire!
• The New Nature
• A Peal of Bells
• Our Miseries, Messengers of Mercy
• Jacob’s Waking Exclamation
• The Joint Heirs and Their Divine Portion
• The Broken Column
• Intercessory Prayer
• The Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem
• The Infallibility of God’s Purpose
• Natural or Spiritual?
• Accidents, Not Punishments
• Fellowship with God
• Not Now, But Hereafter!
• Infant Salvation
• God’s First Words to the First Sinner
• To Die or Not to Die!
• The Fullness of Christ — Received!
• The Shield of Faith
• Scourge For Slumbering Souls
• Bread For the Hungry
• The Roaring Lion
• Abram and the Ravenous Birds
• “It is Finished!”
• The Peacemaker
On Sunday they jammed the streets celebrating his arrival. But on Friday they were screaming for his blood.
What prompted this stunning reversal? Why did this man’s followers and friends demand his death?
Crucify! reveals the motive behind the most heinous murder of all time. Timothy J. Stoner mines the Gospels to expose Jesus’s secret agenda and uncovers his dangerous and provocative mission. Is there something about this young Rabbi that we have failed to understand or appreciate?
Answering these questions raises another—one that is more troubling: If we’d been there, would we have joined with the scandalized crowd crying Crucify?
- Why Jesus’ baptism is relevant for our salvation
- The similarities and differences between the temptation of the first Adam and the temptation of Jesus, the “second Adam"
- How God uses song to celebrate his redemptive acts
- Why the Last Supper marks the beginning of a greater exodus than that of the Old Testament
- How Jesus’ death and resurrection are grounded in the eternal covenant among the persons of the Trinity\
- Why Jesus’ ascension makes a difference in our lives today
- What we know and don’t know about Jesus’ return
Am I really saved? Am I going to heaven? How can I know for sure? Every believer has wrestled with these questions at some point in their journey. Saved Without a Doubt examines Scripture to uncover the truth of salvation, while addressing tough questions that can hinder our faith. Readers will develop a Bible-based theology of salvation and be encouraged to securely rest in their personal relationship with Christ.
Like every girl, Sarah Jakes dreamed of a life full of love, laughter, and happy endings. But her dreams changed dramatically when she became pregnant at age thirteen, a reality only compounded by the fact that her father, Bishop T.D. Jakes, was one of the most influential megachurch pastors in the nation. As a teen mom and a high-profile preacher's kid, her road was lonely. She was shunned at school, gossiped about at church. And a few years later, when a fairy-tale marriage ended in a spiral of hurt and rejection, she could have let her pain dictate her future.
Instead, she found herself surrounded by a God she'd given up on, crashing headlong with Him into a destiny she'd never dreamed of. Sarah's captivating story, unflinchingly honest and deeply vulnerable, is a vivid reminder that God can turn even the deepest pain into His perfection.
More than a memoir, Lost and Found offers hope and encouragement. Perhaps you, like Sarah, find yourself wandering the detours of life. Regardless of how lost you feel, you, too, can be found.
Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular bestseller ever, the beloved author and minister shows readers how to change their lives by changing their minds.
She teaches how to deal with thousands of thoughts that people think every day and how to focus the mind the way God thinks. And she shares the trials, tragedies, and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family, and ministry that led her to wondrous, life-transforming truth--and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way.
This special updated edition includes an additional introduction and updated content throughout the book.
The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World
A devotional and journal in one that encourages a close relationship with Jesus every day of the year.
In this bestselling devotional, readers will receive words of hope, encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of Jesus’ unending love. The devotions are written as if Jesus himself were speaking directly to each reader. Devotions are followed by a journaling prompt with lines for writing thoughts and prayers. Reading Scripture, listening to God's voice, and journaling her thoughts made Sarah more aware of His presence, allowing her to enjoy more of His peace. And following these steps will do the same for you.
Features & Benefits:
- Bestselling devotional with prompts and journaling space for enhancing a daily personal time with God
- Provides a chance to experience peace in His presence every day
- Over nine million copies sold in the Jesus Calling brand
- Cover design allows for personalization
In this delightful and very personal book, the four oldest Duggar girls share their hearts and their core beliefs, explaining that it’s all about relationships!
• Relationship with self: The girls share their own personal journeys to self-acceptance and navigating the difficult stage of adolescence.
• Relationship with parents: You’ll find revelations about how Jim Bob and Michelle keep the lines of communication open with their children.
• Relationships with siblings: Here, you’ll get a peek into the Buddy system, how the siblings handle conflict, and how the loss of little Jubilee (their sister) affected their relationships with each other.
• Relationships with friends: You’ll find principles on how the Duggar kids deal with peer pressure and how they interact with friends outside their family.
• Relationships with boys: You’ll learn the Duggar view of dating and courtship, and these four sisters will address the often-asked question of when one of them will get married.
• Relationship with God: And woven throughout the book, the girls talk about their most important relationship of all—their relationship with God and their own personal faith and beliefs.
This candid look into what Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger believe and why they believe it will give you practical insights into your own life and will inspire you to evaluate principles that will work for you.
Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.
Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.
Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.
Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.
This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.
This down-to-earth guide introduces you to the world's most studied book, the Bible. It provides an overview of the Good Book's story, explains the region where events took place, and provides insights into why the people and places of the Bible are still important today.
Open the book and find:
Where the Bible came from
How the Bible's books are organized
How Abraham came to be the father of three faiths
Profiles of major players in Judaism and Christianity
Facts about Jerusalem's role in the major religions