The story teems with action, pageantry and intrigue with finely conceived characters-the beautiful, saintly Clare, Frederick, the hawk-faced King of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperor, the Sultan Al Kamil, Pope Innocent III. The scene shifts from Assisi, Rome and Sicily to the deadly sands of Egypt.
This book was made into a feature film by 20th Century Fox entitled Francis of Assisi, now available on video from Ignatius Press.
With lavish illustrations, using examples from both music and art, Psalms Through the Centuries: Volume Two offers a detailed commentary on each psalm, with an extensive bibliography, a large glossary of terms, and helpful indices. It is an ideal resource both for students and scholars in the academy and for lay people and ministers in church and synagogue.
Psalms Through the Centuries is published within the Wiley Blackwell Commentary series. Further information about this innovative reception history series is available at www.bbibcomm.info
In this first volume von Balthasar shows how many of the trends of modern theology (e.g. ÒeventÓ, ÒhistoryÓ, ÒorthopraxyÓ, ÒdialogueÓ, Òpolitical theologyÓ) point to an understanding of human and cosmic reality as a divine drama. He will then consider objections to such a theological dramatic theory and also the relationship between the Church and the theatre. This volume assembles the materials and the themes that will make it possible in subsequent volumes to develop this theological dramatic theory.
"Émeeting Balthasar was for me the beginning of a lifelong friendship I can only be thankful for. Never again have I found anyone with such a comprehensive theological and humanistic education as Balthasar and de Lubac, and I cannot even begin to say how much I owe to my encounter with them."
ÑJoseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
Your name may be "Lonely" . . . He calls you Friend.
Your name may be "Failure" . . . He calls you Redeemed.
Your name may be "Broken" . . . He calls you Beloved.
It is time to tear off the false nametags that cover up your true identity. Understanding who you are begins with knowing Whose you are so you can embrace your destiny as a child of the one true King.
"Hello, My Name Is will silence the lies of the enemy so you can hear God whisper, 'You are mine. You are wanted. You are so incredibly loved.'"
—Lysa Terkeurst, New York Times best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
"Hello, My Name Is gets to the heart of an issue that haunts the homeless and the hero, the kid and the king, the disabled and the diva—our identity."
—Randy Frazee, Senior Minister at Oak Hills Church, author of The Heart of the Story
Matthew West brings the rare combination of songwriter an pastor to his ministry. He is a modern-day King David, creating Psalms that touch the heart of God and God’s children. Now, as an added blessing to us all, he has compiled his thoughts into a book. A person can almost hear Matthew sing through the pages. I’m deeply grateful for this work, this singer, this friend.
—Max Lucado, New York Times best-selling author
Matthew West has always written honestly in his songs and stories. In his latest book, Hello, My Name Is, Matthew may offer his greatest truth yet: how to discover our God-given identity while building a closer relationship with our Lord. I gained a lot of insight while reading this book, and I know you will as well.
—Scotty McCreery, ACM, BMI, and CMT award-winning country music entertainer and author of Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream
Beloved inspirational author and pastor Billy Graham knows how important hope is for living a life full of peace, joy, and love. And he knows that God’s Word overflows with hope throughout its pages—all the way from Genesis to Revelation.
Now lasting, biblical hope can be yours every day with this 365-day devotional. Fill your heart and mind each day with the presence and fullness of God’s grace and power in your life.
This classic devotional has been updated with new “Hope for Today” takeaways to keep you close to the Lord throughout the day. Your soul will be blessed as God’s everlasting hope remains at the center of all that you do.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Billy Graham, world-renowned preacher, evangelist, and author, has delivered the gospel message to more people face-to-face than anyone in history and has ministered on every continent of the world in more than 185 countries. Millions have read his inspirational classics, including Angels, Peace with God, The Holy Spirit, Hope for the Troubled Heart, How to Be Born Again, The Journey, Nearing Home, The Reason for My Hope, and Where I Am.
But how should heaven be understood? Existing scholarship, which presupposes “Judaism” as the appropriate framework, views the Enochic heaven as reflecting the temple in Jerusalem, with God’s house replicating its architecture and the angels and Enoch functioning like priests. Yet recent research shows the Judeans constituted an ethnic group, and this view encourages a fresh examination of 1 Enoch 1–36. The actual model for heaven proves to be a king in his court surrounded by his courtiers. The major textual features are explicable in this perspective, whereas the temple-and-priests model is unconvincing. The author was a member of a nontemple, scribal group in Judea that possessed distinctive astronomical knowledge, promoted Enoch as its exemplar, and was involved in the wider sociopolitical world of their time.
vowed to stay with her and thus played a central role in God’s plan to bring Jesus into the world. These stories inspired Mia K. Wright to overcome her
personal odds and establish a new paradigm for her life. Studying the Bible, she recognized a pattern; the people who experienced the extraordinary did
unordinary things. They pushed past the limitations and rules placed upon them by society, culture, and themselves.
Wright challenges you to break out of the mold and join hands with the One whose dreams are bigger than you think.
DON'T SETTLE FOR THE STATUS QUO.
GOD WANTS TO DO SO MUCH MORE WITH YOUR LIFE.
Unthinkable shows what happens when you get out of your comfort zone and trust in God alone.
Satan, the author of evil and the father of lies, relentlessly attacks the children of God. But all authority in heaven and on this earth has been given to Jesus, and at the end of time, every knee in heaven and on earth will bow to His name.
In Your Authority in Christ, Dr. Neil Anderson shows you how to exercise your authority in Christ to overcome the enemy. In this seventh of eight Victory Series studies, you will discover how Satan works in this world and how he attempts to oppose God, how good and evil spirits operate on the earth, how you can grasp your authority in Christ and overcome the enemy, and how to protect yourself from Satan's attacks by putting on the armor of God. This study, with six sessions, can be used individually or in a group, and includes a leader's guide, along with illustrations and questions for deeper reflection and practical applications.
"You, dear children, are from God and have overcome [the enemy], because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world" (1 John 4:4). Jesus has disarmed Satan, and the good angels outnumber the bad angels. Victory is assured for all those who put their faith in God.
by Rev. Dr Alistair Petrie:
GOD’S REDEMPTIVE SHAKINGS
Is God shaking the systems of the world? Or is He simply using current ecological and economic events to His advantage as part of as strategic wake-up call? Or is it a combination of both? Whatever your response, conviction is growing around the world that God is trying to get our attention!
In this book the author unpacks difficult, perplexing issues and makes them relevant and understandable. He will help you chart a way through the maze of opinion and show a clear pathway for you to follow.
1 - God’s Redemptive Shakings
2 - What’s All This About Deception?
3 - The Toxicity of Deception and its Antidote
4 - God’s View of Boundaries
5 - God’s Boundaries–Implications and Applications
6 - Accessing Cities and Nations
What others are saying:
Alistair has unlocked and highlighted many subtle problems and issues that are facing the Church today. The profound insights, when put into action, will empower the Church to establish God’s Kingdom. GOD’S DESIGN FOR CHALLENGING TIMES, should become required reading for every leader in the Body of Christ. May God stir us all to action!
Rev. Dr Naomi Dowdy, Former Senior Pastor, Trinity Christian Centre, Singapore.
In every generation God summons some of His servants to be “watchmen”. They stand on the wall, see what is coming, hear the word of the Lord, and alert the people of God. In GOD’S DESIGN FOR CHALLENGING TIMES, Alistair is fulfilling this ancient commission with a wake–up call that we as a Church must heed!
Steve Fry, President, The Messenger Fellowship, Nashville.
In GOD’S DESIGN FOR CHALLENGING TIMES, Alistair shares Scriptural truths that provide answers with clarity. Truth that God’s people so desperately need in order to protect themselves from deception in this most challenging hour in the history of mankind.
Dr Ruth J. Ruibal, Co–Founder and Senior Pastor, Ekklesía Centro Cristiano Colombiano, Colombia.
Are you looking for a breakthrough in your business, your church, your city or your community? Read this book and discover how God wants to partner with you to pray strategically to remove those barriers preventing you from fulfilling God’s vision.
Greg Simpson, President/CEO Simpson Seeds Inc, Canada.