The ancient wisdom of the Bible is as relevant to today's life issues as the day it was written. Scriptures at Your Fingertips for Teens is an extensive, easy-to-use reference for busy teens who want quick answers from God's Word for the problems and moral complexities they face on a daily basis. Concerned parents and grandparents can take heart knowing this book is a trusted resource for their teens.
In seconds, teens can know what the Bible says about peer pressure, suicide, confidence, and even magic. Containing more than 2,000 verses, this book makes a great gift for any gift-giving occasion: graduation, birthdays, Christmas, Easter, or just to say "I'm thinking of you."
Compiled by a mother and daughter team, every word of this book comes straight from the Bible, with no added commentary. This reference will enrich the lives of teen readers and provide godly guidance and wisdom for any issues they face in these trying, formative years.
Prayer is practical, Williamson tells us. "To look to God is to look to the realm of consciousness that can deliver us from the pain of living." Illuminata brings prayer into our daily lives, with prayers on topics from releasing anger to finding forgiveness, from finding great love to achieving intimacy. There are prayers for couples, for parents, and for children; prayers to mend broken relationships and prayers to overcome obsessive and compulsive love. There are prayers to heal the soul, prayers to heal the body, and prayers for work and creativity.
Williamson also gives us prayers for the healing of America, including two prayers that have had powerful effects on audiences at her lectures: a prayer of amends on behalf of European Americans to African-Americans and one to Native Americans. How, Williamson asks, can we expect anyone to forgive when we have made no formal apology?
Another section includes rites of passage, ceremonies of light for the signal events in our lives: blessing of the newborn, coming of age, marriage, and death. There is also a ceremony of the elder, for moving into midlife, and a ceremony of divorce, in which a gentle transition is provided for both the couple and their children.
"Read my prayers or someone else's," Williamson says. "By all means, create your own." Illuminata is a way to bring prayer into practical use, creating a sweeter, more abundant life for yourself and the people you care for. "No conventional therapy," she says, "can release us from a deep and abiding psychic pain. Through prayer we find what we cannot find elsewhere: a peace that is not of this world."
By dividing one hour into twelve five-minute "points of focus," such as praise, waiting, confession, and Scripture praying, believers will develop a more consistent habit of daily prayer. The Hour That Changes the World draws heavily on Scripture and classic devotional writers and includes an appendix titled "Scriptural Intercession."
This 25th anniversary edition features a new introduction by Eastman and a new foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada, in which she writes: "The Hour That Changes the World may appear small and modest, but don't let its size fool you. Full of biblical insights about prayer, packed with testimonies of prayer warriors from years past, brimming with practical suggestions that will help you carve out a purposeful time of praise and intercession, Dick Eastman's book is arguably the most significant book on prayer written in modern times."
Someone has said that prayer is not about overcoming God’s reluctance, but about laying hold of His willingness. This can also be said of healing ministry ~ it is not about overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness to heal. God’s willingness is seen in His Word, where He has repeatedly revealed His desire to heal His people. The format of healing Scriptures and healing prayers is designed to help you lay hold of God’s willingness to heal you by laying hold of His Word and praying it back to Him in faith.
The Bible says that “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17). The Word of God reveals the will of God, and so enables us to pray effectively. “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him” (1 John 5:14-15). Healing is the will of God for His people, as these Scriptures show, so you can pray confidently, knowing that He hears you, and that you will receive your healing. In this book you will discover:
• God’s healing words in the Old Testament
• How healing is revealed in the names of God
• Choosing life
• God’s healing words in the New Testament
• The healing ministry of Jesus
• The healing ministry of the disciples
• Life restoration stories in the Bible
• How healing is revealed in the name of Jesus
• The Lord’s Prayer as healing prayer
• The Lord’s Supper as healing prayer
This is also a great tool to help you minister healing to others.
Then, because God established and so honors the principle of authority, He will back you as you walk in the government He has delegated to you concerning your extended world--your home, family, business, and possessions.
Finally, God's plan is for you to partner with Him on the earth in broader realms of influence and authority--your universal world. Jesus, the sovereign King over the earth, wants to rule institutions, cultures, societies, and governments through you and your prayers.
Authority in Prayer will show you how to take hold of God's promises and pray with the authority He wants you to have. God needs you. Are you ready to use your God-given authority to further His kingdom?
There's an easy way to incorporate magic into your life without adding more stress to it. Everyday Magic updates the ancient arts to fit your busy lifestyle. It promotes the use of modern convenience items as viable magical tools, and it incorporates the use of easy-to-find spell ingredients—most of which are already in your kitchen cabinet. It discusses the items and forces that boost magical work, as well as offering a multitude of time-saving tips and a large assortment of recipes for creating your own incenses, potions, and powders. More than 300 spells and rituals cover the everyday concerns of the modern practitioner.
— Set your spell into motion and speed up the results with "magical boosters"
— Magnify your focused intent and energy flow with herbs, flowers, trees, and stones
— Learn how to perform ancient arts with modern tools: your coffee maker, blender and crock pot
— Make your own magical powders, sachets, bath salts, potpourris, incenses and oils
— Discover the secret to success in magical workings
— Practical spells for more than 300 purposes
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Saint Augustine of Hippo (354–430) wrote:
In the Catholic Church, there are many other things which most justly keep me in her bosom. The consent of peoples and nations keeps me in the Church; so does her authority, inaugurated by miracles, nourished by hope, enlarged by love, established by age. The succession of priests keeps me, beginning from the very seat of the Apostle Peter, to whom the Lord, after His resurrection, gave it in charge to feed His sheep (Jn 21:15–19), down to the present episcopate.
And so, lastly, does the very name of Catholic, which, not without reason, amid so many heresies, the Church has thus retained; so that, though all heretics wish to be called Catholics, yet when a stranger asks where the Catholic Church meets, no heretic will venture to point to his own chapel or house.
Such then in number and importance are the precious ties belonging to the Christian name which keep a believer in the Catholic Church, as it is right they should ... With you, where there is none of these things to attract or keep me... No one shall move me from the faith which binds my mind with ties so many and so strong to the Christian religion... For my part, I should not believe the gospel except as moved by the authority of the Catholic Church.
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Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
Exploring the prayer phrase by phrase, Morris shows the hope that can be found by gaining a deeper spiritual understanding of its words and by practicing its message. Enlightening and profound, The Way of Serenity includes moving narratives, illuminating historical anecdotes, and pertinent biblical passages that demonstrate the power of the Serenity Prayer to help us grow closer to God and find greater peace and happiness.
Contemplative Prayer is one of the most well-known works of spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all seeking to live a life of purpose in today’s world.
In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative traditions of East and West.
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The Way of a Pilgrim is a humble story ripe for renewed appreciation today. The recent changes in Russia have revealed the great religious traditions of that land, and this work, freshly translated for modern times, is among the finest examples of those centuries-old traditions.
While working on a humanitarian project related to exposing human trafficking, Jay and Michelle Brock felt they needed better and stronger prayer support. In an effort to learn more about prayer, the couple traveled the globe, exploring the great prayer traditions: in mountains and monasteries, in communes and cathedrals, standing up and lying down, every hour and around the clock. Jared’s witty reflections on his fast-paced journey will both entertain and prompt you to think about your own prayer life.
As you follow Jared on his eclectic journey, you’ll discover an expansive vision of what prayer can be and how much it is has changed the course of human history.
Spark growth in your own prayer life with this exhilarating and charming journey through prayer.
Glorious LanguageAnd when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied (Acts 19:6). The Glory Within is about the glory of the new birth, the indwelling Spirit, and your call to right now access the life of God within you—through speaking in tongues. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues (Mark 16:17). Many Christians don’t realize the abundant, glorious benefits found in speaking in tongues. Realizing this gift brings you closer to God and your spiritual destiny in a variety of ways including: Engaging the revelatory realm of mysteries Edification Building a capacity for God Successful spiritual warfare Holiness And many other spiritual realities The lack of revelation of what you now possess and how to intimately access God may result in a less-than-fulfilling Christian experience and lifestyle. The Glory Within awakens your spiritual senses and inner spirit so you can become the person God created you to be.
In this wonderful collection, famed theologian Dr. John Baillie shares personal prayers for people who are seeking a better understanding of God and themselves. Organized by morning and evening—with special prayers for Sundays—A Diary of Private Prayer is written with eloquence, piety, and directness. Blending praise and meditative thoughts about God with a concern for the social and individual good, these daily invocations help and inspire us to search our inner selves and find the deep religious beliefs that lie within.
First published in 1936, A Diary of Private Prayer remains a seminal Christian devotional with more than a million copies in print. This modern edition—completely redesigned into a gift package—admirably preserves all the qualities of the original, ensuring that the wisdom of God and the wonder of Baillie’s prayers remain accessible for many generations to come.
Because Bounds so diligently practiced what he preached, he was able to capture the essence of prayer and his works live on to call today's Christians to higher discipleship and more energetic prayer lives.
Internationally respected pastor and bestselling author Jack Hayford gives believers the keys to unlocking the secrets of effective intercessory prayer, including how to pray with rightful authority, perseverance, and confidence. He provides encouragement, powerful testimonies, keen biblical guidance, and insight to help readers pray more effectively for God's grace, goodness, and power in the lives of those they love. Topics covered include
• answering God's divine invitation to partnership
• applying the basic promises of God to prayer
• launching a counterattack against the enemy
• advancing toward ultimate victory in others' lives
• and more
Regardless of the situation, here is what believers need to press on in intercession and see God's answers come. Foreword by Darlene Zschech.
Coming to prayer is like coming home, Foster says. "Nothing feels more right, more like what we are created to be and to do. Yet at the same time we are confronted with great mysteries. Who hasn't struggled with the puzzle of unanswered prayer? Who hasn't wondered how a finite person can commune with the infinite Creator of the universe? Who hasn't questioned whether prayer isn't merely psychological manipulation after all? We do our best, of course, to answer these knotty questions but when all is said and done, there is a sense in which these mysteries remain unanswered and unanswerable . . . At such times we must learn to become comfortable with the mystery."
Foster shows how prayer can move us inward into personal transformation, upward toward intimacy with God, and outward to minister to others. He leads us beyond questions to a deeper understanding and practice of prayer, bringing us closer to God, to ourselves, and to our community.
This book is for you, a must have for every household.
Taking the Lord's Prayer clause by clause, Wright locates this prayer within the historical life and work of Jesus and allows the prayer's devotional application to grow out of its historical context. The Lord and His Prayer will stimulate and refresh the heart and mind of any reader.
In Pray Big for Your Marriage Davis helps readers combine God's teachings on marriage with his promises on prayer. He shows men and women how to pray specific, pinpoint prayers for their spouses. Complete with a month-long prayer plan, Pray Big for Your Marriage teaches readers how to pray for
• emotional and spiritual intimacy
• the spiritual growth of a spouse
• purpose in marriage
• protection from temptation
• and much more
Pray Big for Your Marriage is for all couples--those trying to save their marriage, enjoying marital bliss, or getting married soon.
long to be connected in a deeper way to Jesus?
Would you like to see His presence at work in your life in a greater
Then pray the Word for a month and watch your relationship with Jesus
Christ grow. Based of verses of Scripture, these prayers will open your heart
to the purposes of God in your life. The prayers and Scriptures from which
they come will stimulate you to surrender to the power of God’s Word and you
will experience His presence in a fresh way. Why not pray the Word this month
and see what happens?
Merely to mention such lists piques interest, because almost everyone finds list irresistible. Bob Phillip's book plays to that natural curiosity, giving readers the longest and the shortest, the most and the least, and the greatest and the smallest from the pages of the Bible. The lists range widely from theology and characters to wisdom and humor, including such subjects as: 33 contrasts between Christ and the antichrist; 140 major Bible characters; 59 titles of Christ; 125 counseling helps from the Bible; and 5 major ways God reveals Himself.
Scripture references accompany all lists, making the book not merely fascinating entertainment, but a valuable reference tool for Bible students, pastors, and teachers.
The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook offers the most up-to-date evangelical biblical scholarship in a format that is readable and easy to understand. This book-by-book guide brings the Bible to life with more than 1,100 full-color pages packed with illustrations, maps, and photos, and 112 in-depth articles on a wide range of topics important to students of the Bible. Readers will discover how each part of the Bible fits into and informs every other part, giving them a cohesive understanding of God's Word.
No reference collection will be complete without this incredible new handbook to the Bible.
"Answers to Common Questions About the End Times" seeks to explore the puzzling pieces of this teaching by answering questions such as: -What is the rapture? -What is Armageddon? -What is the relationship between Christ's first and second coming?
Written in question-and-answer format for easy reading, this quick reference provides brief summaries of important biblical doctrines so Christians can confidently and honestly discuss their beliefs with family, friends, and neighbors.
The Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook is designed with an awareness of the obstacles people have to understanding the Bible. It begins with an essay on “How to Read and Study the Bible” before proceeding to chapters that provide a thorough overview of each of the Bible’s 66 books, summarizing each one’s content, author, evidences of authenticity, and historical context.
In addition to the full-color maps, photographs, reconstructions, and charts that equip readers throughout the volume, a smartphone-accessible QR code is included for each chapter that leads to related online teaching from noted Bible scholar Gene Getz. There’s also an article by Jeremy Howard (general editor of the award-winning HCSB Study Bible) explaining how each book of the Old and New Testaments was accepted into the Bible.
Features include:Clear and concise definitions for each entry Complete indexing of each topic Convenient size for carrying to church or class
FUN FACTS FROM THE BIBLE
Did you know the Bible contains stories about 107 nameless women, as well as 26 teachings on how to live forever? How would you like to know where to find 61 different encouragements specifically designed to help you tackle a problem? Find It in the Bible for Women is a fun, quick reference guide intended to expand your knowledge of the Bible and to offer practical, workable guidance for your life. You'll even find a list of 161 Who's Who Women.
Filled with Scripture references, this book is a simple, easy-to-use resource for women of all ages. Read through the pages of this book and be encouraged, inspired, and intrigued. From Bad Hair Days and Bible Blessings to Help for Worrywarts and a Healthy Self-Image, you'll find it in the Bible -- inspiration, hope, answers, and a whole lot of fun.