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?
With fresh warmth and wisdom, ample hope and humor, Losers Like Us skillfully intertwines Dan’s own story with theirs to show how our worst mistakes and greatest failures bring us to a place of teachableness, egolessness, brokenness, and empathy—the very qualifications required to receive God’s love and grace, and to manifest his kingdom on earth.
Meet young David as he struggles with prodigious gifts and crushing weaknesses. Inspired by the Biblical story, Warrior Poet offers a new look the "man after God's own heart." A man whose words in the Psalms continue shape lives and faith today.
Feel the crunch of sand under your feet. Hear the roar of enemy armies as this novel sweeps you to ancient Israel. Walk alongside David as he faces his most famous enemy, is captivated by a princess, and hears God's call on his life.
Warrior Poet brings this hero of the faith to life. Let his story inspire your own.
The Return to Christ is for all those who are looking for a truly personal relationship with Jesus Christ and brings your life to His heavenly salvation. The Return to Christ is designed through prayer and scripture to help you find the spiritual essence of the teachings of Jesus Christ and determine what lessons you choose to take with you throughout your entire life. The holy prayers and teachings of Jesus Christ which are found within this book began the foundation of His mission which changed the entire world.
The Return to Christ is dedicated to St. Dismas (The Good Thief), who was crucified on the cross next to Jesus. Let this Saint, who cleansed his sins on the cross next to Christ, be an example and hero of the faith to all people. He reminds us that even at the last breath of our life, by confessing our darkest sins, we can be saved through the love, mercy and power of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Return to Christ is designed to help guide all people on their own personal path to Return to Christ.
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He was a man of real grit, with a firmness of mind and spirit and unyielding courage in the face of personal hardship and danger. Tough, tenacious, and fiercely relentless, Paul pursued his divine mission with unflinching resolve. And God used him mightily to turn the world upside down for Christ in his generation.
But Paul's message and his style were also marked by gentle grace. This man, who tormented and killed the saints of God, understood and explained grace better than any of his contemporaries. Why? Because he never got over his own gratitude as a recipient of it. God's super-abounding grace transformed this once-violent aggressor into a humble-but-powerful spokesman for Christ. A man with that much grit desperately needed that much grace.
Perhaps that's why Paul's life is such a source of hope for us. If the chief of sinners can be forgiven and become God's chosen vessel, can He not forgive and use us as well? He can, if we too become people of both grace and grit.
Paul is the sixth of a multi-volume series exploring Great Lives from God's Word and searching them to find the qualities that made them great. Join us for an exciting, in-depth look at this amazing life, as only Chuck Swindoll can describe it: Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit.
But who exactly is Jesus? A popular religious teacher? An ancient martyr? Many today are unsure. Even scholars debate whether the Jesus of history is the Christ of faith. Now, more than ever, we need a clear understanding of the person and work of the man millions call Savior.
In this ninth and final biographical study in the best-selling Great Lives from God’s Word series, beloved pastor and Bible teacher Charles Swindoll introduces you to the carpenter from Nazareth as you have never seen Him before.
This fascinating biography, filled with biblical and historical insights, takes you on an unforgettable journey through the complex and provocative life of Jesus of Nazareth. His unique birth. His astonishing power. His controversial teaching. His shocking death. And His world-changing resurrection.
Refreshingly honest and deep, this in-depth profile reveals Jesus with great clarity and offers practical applications for your own life. Whether you’re just curious about Jesus or a longtime follower of His life and teachings, you’ll experience His life in a new way as you join Dr. Swindoll in Jesus: The Greatest Life of All.
Leith Anderson's conversational story-telling style makes the book appealing to a wide range of audiences and ages.
These two religions have different ideologies but share some common faith.
Christianity believes Jesus was born without male intervention this faith is also shared by Islam.
Christianity believes before Christ many prophets of God appeared. They were given revelations by God, Islam too accepts this.
Islam believes Jesus as the mighty messenger of God.
Christianity believes in after life. They believe their life in earth should be according to God’s laws .This will decide their eternal life, people will be rewarded heaven or hell. Islam seriously stresses on after life. These are some faith common between Islam and Christianity.
But in some faith Christianity and Islam differs. Basic Christian faith is “Jesus was born of God”.
Basic faith of Islam is: Allah was not begotten, nor does he beget, he does not have female companions, nor does he have relatives. Islam severely condemns this. Jesus was not the son of God in literal sense.
Abraham, Moses and Jesus were prophets of God. Islam says Jesus was not the son of God but he was a prophet of God.
“Adam sinned by disobeying God as a result his descendants were born sinners”. This is the basic belief of Christianity.
Islam believes Adam sinned by disobeying God, But his sin was not passed to his descendants; a new born child does not inherit sin.
This is another faith where Christianity differs from Islam.
As humans are born sinners it becomes essential to sacrifice. Christianity believes that Jesus sacrificed himself for the sins of mankind.
Bible says Jesus was unwilling to be sacrificed. But he was captured by his enemies and punished. Jesus cries “My God My God why have you forsaken me”. It clearly contradicts Bible’s view of Jesus self-sacrifice. Islam too takes this stand.
Even if Jesus self-sacrificed himself, it would only be atonement for his sins and not the sins of mankind, this is Islam stand.
No country will punish a son for his father’s crime. When men are intelligent enough to stop such laws is it reasonable to believe God would give such a law? Is God less intelligent than Man? This logical question is raised by Islam. These are major differences between Christianity and Islam.
Islam believes revelations were given to the prophets of God but were manipulated by men.
Islam believes some words of God are still retained in the Bible. There are many verses in the Bible which prophesies the arrival of Prophet Muhammad.
These prophecies are found in Old Testament and New Testament of the Bible.
The goal of this book is to prove prophet Muhammad (saw) was prophesized in Bible and he was a prophet sent by God to all mankind.
If Christians read this book with an open heart they would inevitably conclude that Prophet Muhammad (saw) was a messenger sent by God. We pray that you might be guided into the truth.
Millions of Christians and non-Christians look to Thomas Merton for spiritual wisdom and guidance, but to whom did Merton look? In The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton, Franciscan friar and author Daniel Horan shows how, both before and after he became a Trappist monk, Merton’s life was shaped by his love for St. Francis and for the Franciscan spiritual and intellectual tradition. Given recent renewed interest in St. Francis, this timely resource is both informative and practical, revealing a previously hidden side of Merton that will inspire a new generation of Christians to live richer, deeper, and more justice-minded lives of faith.
This is the story of two real people whose lives were touched by God: two people chosen by God to provide an earthly home for His Son. Here are Mary and Joseph—a teenage girl and a young carpenter—alone, frightened, in love, and faced with family conflict, a hostile world, and an awesome responsibility.
With an introduction from beloved author Marjorie Holmes, Two from Galilee is a compassionate, emotional novel of divine love for young and old alike—a story for everyone who finds the Christmas tale a source of timeless beauty and wonder.
In Walking with Mary, Edward Sri looks at the crucial passages in the Bible concerning Mary and offers insight about the Blessed Mother's faith and devotion that we can apply in our daily lives. We follow her step-by-step through the New Testament account of her life, reflecting on what the Scriptures tell us about how she responded to the dramatic events unfolding around her.
“This book is the fruit of my personal journey of studying Mary through the Scriptures, from her initial calling in Nazareth to her painful experience at the cross,” writes Edward Sri “It is intended to be a highly readable, accessible work that draws on wisdom from the Catholic tradition, recent popes, and biblical scholars of a variety of perspectives and traditions. With the riches of these insights, we will ponder what her journey of faith may have been like in order to draw out spiritual lessons for our own walk with God.” He add, “It is my hope, therefore, that whether you are of a Catholic, Protestant, or other faith background, this book may help you to know, understand, and love Mary more, and that it may inspire you to walk in her footsteps as a faithful disciple of the Lord in your own pilgrimage of faith.”
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 see a few such men and women, but the list is tragically short. Rarely does someone model these invaluable traits more obviously than God's mighty prophet Elijah, whose calling was anything but calm and free from conflict. Nevertheless, as you are about to discover in this book. Elijah exemplified true heroism and genuine humility amid the relentless pressure of battle.
Elijah: A Man of Heroism and Humility is the fifth volume in the best-selling Great Lives from God's Word series by Charles Swindoll. The series also includes such powerful biographies as Joseph, David, Esther, and Moses.
Exploring the depths of Elijah's fascinating life as a prophet of God, Swindoll does not gloss over his human weaknesses; rather, he presents an honest picture of this ordinary man who God transformed into His personal spokesman to confront idolatry and evil in the ancient world. You will find that it's a life worth emulating.
In a world that has lost its way, due in part to the lack of balanced, godly leadership, we are more than ever in need of a few Elijah-like men and women who are not afraid to live courageously among their peers as they walk humbly with their God.
"May this book establish deep within you a desire to stand strong for what is right as you bow low before Him who is worthy of your trust and obedience."-Charles Swindoll
In concert with Swanson's rich and evocative art, Chittister's graceful prose explores, through this powerful biblical story, a series of twelve defining moments in every woman's life moments of loss, change, transformation, aging, independence, respect, recognition, insight, empowerment, selfdefinition, invisibility, and fulfillment.
A lovely blend of art and text, The Story of Ruth offers inspiration for women seeking wholeness and presents compelling devotional images for eyes and mind alike.
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Moving chapter by chapter, Harvard professor James Kugel covers the Bible’s most significant stories—the Creation of the world, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and his wives, Moses and the exodus, David’s mighty kingdom, plus the writings of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and the other prophets, and on to the Babylonian conquest and the eventual return to Zion.
Throughout, Kugel contrasts the way modern scholars understand these events with the way Christians and Jews have traditionally understood them. The latter is not, Kugel shows, a naïve reading; rather, it is the product of a school of sophisticated interpreters who flourished toward the end of the biblical period. These highly ideological readers sought to put their own spin on texts that had been around for centuries, utterly transforming them in the process. Their interpretations became what the Bible meant for centuries and centuries—until modern scholarship came along. The question that this book ultimately asks is: What now? As one reviewer wrote, Kugel’s answer provides “a contemporary model of how to read Sacred Scripture amidst the oppositional pulls of modern scholarship and tradition.”
Husbands and wives will discover how they can enrich their marriages by looking at the lives of key couples in the Bible. As they observe the strengths and weaknesses of couples like Abraham and Sarah, Boaz and Ruth, Joseph and Mary, and others, they will...learn the essentials necessary for enjoying an exciting life togetherdevelop better ways to communicate and make solid decisionsrealize the need to draw upon God for unity and strength in hard times
An outstanding resource that will lead husbands and wives to enjoy a richer and deeper union!
Think carefully! The answer to that question will shape your entire future.
Pastor, teacher, and beloved author Charles Swindoll says, “Somehow life has taught us poorly. We’re trained to think that the most significant people are star athletes, actors, and musicians—the ones we applaud, those whose autographs we seek, those who have worldly renown.
“They aren’t. Not really. Most often, the people really worth noting are those who turn a ‘nobody’ into a ‘somebody’ but never receive credit.” What is forgotten far too often is this: Success in God’s kingdom and in the church depends upon faithful people the public rarely knows.
The Old Testament contains numerous fascinating stories of forgotten lives—unsung heroes whose actions, sacrifices, or battles failed to ascribe them worldly renown. These great lives, however, reveal significant people whom God honors in the pages of His Word and, therefore, deserve our serious attention and emulation.Adino took out eight hundred armed, skilled fighting men with his sword. Eleazar attacked the Philistines by himself for so long that his comrades had to pry his sword out of his grip. Shammah, while his companions ran like scared cats from their enemies, stood his ground—alone—and was victorious.
And yet, did you recall any of their names? They’re not on the rolls of the rich and famous. Still, they are significant.
In this eighth volume of the bestselling Great Lives from God’s Word series, Chuck will examine little-remembered Bible characters and events. He will help you discover biblical principles and practical applications for living so that you can be who you are in God’s estimation . . . a person of true significance.