Pray the Scriptures is a 40-day prayer experience for readers hoping to energize their prayer life and draw closer to God through his very word. Using familiar passages of Scripture, the author guides the reader in the process of selecting and praying back to God the words of the text as they apply to the reader's life and circumstances. "Prayer starter" phrases jump-start the participant's practice of writing and speaking Scripture prayers.
Each day's entry includes an introductory devotional, a Scripture text, and concluding thoughts and questions for reflection, discussion, and further prayer.
A fun format includes key Bible verses and pre-teen friendly explorations of topics that matter most to kids:God’s love and forgivenessRight and wrong and making choicesJesus, the Holy Spirit, and God’s WordDifferent beliefs and religions Church, prayer, and sharing faith
The next time a child asks “Who is God?” parents, grandparents, and church leaders will want this practical and engaging volume handy. Helpful tips and conversation ideas for adults will help them connect with kids hungering for straight talk about faith in Jesus.
With solid research, Biblical grounding, and accessible writing, Josh and Kevin lead readers to the most amazing treasure of all!
What do you do when prayer feels futile, an endless rehashing of your problems? If one of the most practical reasons we pray is to obtain strength from God, then we need to understand how that happens. Prayer is about more than making requests. In addition to our agony and questioning, Scripture teaches us to also offer up our surrender. We can voice not only loneliness, resentment, and frustration but also peace, hope, and worship. When we let Scripture teach us a breadth of prayers, we begin to be filled with God's fresh life.
Interweaving his own story of inner anguish and physical illness, Kevin Johnson takes you through nine key Scripture passages that will help you find peace. Each passage is broken down into smaller portions, paired with short phrases to prompt you to pray Scripture back to God.
Learn how to talk to God in your pain.
This Bible is a companion to Bible reading and prayer for those interested in centering their prayers on the foundation of Scripture. Bestselling author Kevin Johnson has written Scripture-specific prayers from Genesis to Revelation to empower readers to pray biblically. Readers will pray with more confidence, learning to apply Scripture to life and grow closer to the heart of God through prayer.
The KJV Pray the Scriptures Bible includes these special features:
· thousands of Scripture-specific prayers
· a guide to praying the Scriptures
· introductions for each book of the Bible
· articles based on major categories of prayer
· index of prayers that appear in Scripture
· topical prayer guide
The KJV Pray the Scriptures Bible opens an avenue of conversation with God as he speaks to us through his Word.
Legend says that following the ascension of the Christ the Apostle James traveled to the Iberian Peninsula to preach to the indigenous peoples the Good News of Jesus. About the year ad 800 the story tells us that the bones of Sant Iago (Saint James) were discovered by the hermit Pelagius. The city which grew in this place is called Santiago de Compostela, or Saint James in the Field of Stars.
Soon Christian peoples began to walk the path towards Santiago to visit with Saint James then continued on to Cape Finisterre. Over millennia this way has become The Way, a sacred path imbued with the prayers and hopes of millions.
In recent years the number of travelers on the Way has increased exponentially. While the Camino has many routes originating from all over Europe, the most popular route (called the French Way) begins in the town of St-Jean-Pied-de-Port located on the French side of the Pyrenees Mountains twelve miles east of the Spanish border. Traveling over the Pyrenees Mountains, across the high plains called the meseta, and back into the Galician mountain ranges, the Camino ends approximately eight hundred kilometers later in Santiago.
On June 1st, 2014 Father Kevin Johnson, an Episcopal priest, was dropped off at an airport in North Carolina. Two airplanes, one train, and a bus later he found myself standing in a parking lot in St. Jean. On June 3rd, he put on his boots, left the hotel, hoisted his pack, and began to walk. Forty days later he would arrive in Santiago, twenty-five pounds lighter and much fuller of spirit. Fr. Johnson observes that “...the Way of Saint James challenges us, asking those who dare to step upon her path to delve deep into the assumed truths of how we are and what we do.” Illustrated with splendid photography, this series of reflections offers his discovered truths about God, people, places, and things encountered along the Way. Come along the journey and we'll where the Way carries us.
Total devotion means being 100 percent committed friends with God. He created us to know and love others in the same way he knows and loves us. His desire is that we belong to him and do life his way. But living out your faith isn't always easy, especially if you're still figuring out what that means. Here are some tools to help.
Total Devotion equips you with solid biblical truth to help you navigate whatever challenges come your way. You'll grow more confident in your faith and deepen your friendship with God--and improve your relationships with others along the way. Whether you've been a Christian for years or are just starting out, it's never the wrong time to work on the way you act or think. If you're ready to start taking your faith seriously, you're ready for Total Devotion.
Praise for The Power of Legacy and Planned Gifts
"Kevin Johnson has done a great job making clear the process and the implications of a bequest to a charity. A nonprofit's workers and its donors will be well served in reading this book."
—Bill Gates, Sr., author, Showing Up for Life
"Regardless of the size, vintage, or mission of your organization, you can use this book. If this is the part of fundraising you have been avoiding, Kevin's sensible advice can get your team started and get results sooner than you think."
—Joan Flanagan, fundraiser, Center for New Community, and author, Successful Fundraising
"Bequests are the key for small and medium-sized charities to survive and thrive. Kevin clearly shows how board and staff can easily develop the comfort and confidence to build effective relations with donors, and help them tell their stories and express their deepest values through bequests. Oh, that we all had this book years ago!"
—Roger Ellison, vice president for planned giving, West Texas Rehabilitation Center Foundation
"Kevin's insights into donor motivation and the richness of our story have resulted in a substantial increase in planned gifts to our organization."
—Karlene McCabe, executive director, Greenbelt Land Trust
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Praise for the first edition
"Based on solid research and years of insightful observation, Hurt offers a deep and penetrating look into the contemporary adolescent experience that will serve us well as we work to have a prophetic, preventive, and redemptive influence on the world of today's youth culture."--Walt Mueller, Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
"A daring yet hopeful glance into the underworld of teen promiscuity, self-mutilation, and suicide. . . . A groundbreaking resource for parents, youth ministers, and counselors."--ForeWord
"Clark's classic book [is] highly recommended by youth workers and educators who write about teenage stress. It is foundational reading that provides valuable insight into the hurting hearts of young people."--YouthWorker Journal
"Clark has been stepping inside the world of teenagers for many years. This book is a unique invitation for us to join him in their world. When we finish this journey, we will care more about kids and understand who they are and the challenges they face."--Denny Rydberg, Young Life
"Drawing together research from many others along with his fresh exploration into the world beneath, Clark paints a compelling picture of adolescent life. . . . This book is a must-read for anyone who has any contact with adolescents."--Journal of Youth Ministry
In What Are You Waiting For? Dannah follows the trail of one provocative, ancient word through the Bible to discover God’s deepest thoughts about sex. The mind-blowing truth she uncovers clearly points the way to a sexuality that’s satisfying and real and everything God designed it to be.
(Not one to shy away from edgy topics), Dannah candidly shares…
- straight talk about masturbation and pornography
- the ground-breaking science that explains the addictive power of romantic experiences
- honest answers about the lesbian question
- a clear plan for breaking free from sexual guilt
- the unexpected key to a lifetime of truly fulfilling intimacy
If you’re a young woman looking for honest answers about sex—and wondering why it’s such a big deal to God—you’ve come to the right place. In these pages you’ll discover a life-changing truth that no one ever talks about—a truth that will transform everything you think you know about sex, romance, and God.
So what are you waiting for? The answer is right inside.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
What do you do when you encounter someone who isn't like you? How do you feel? What goes on inside you? How do you relate to him or her? These are the kinds of questions we want to explore in this book. Few things are more basic to life than expressing love and respect for people who look, think, believe, act, and see differently than we do. We want to adapt to the barrage of cultures around us while still remaining true to ourselves. We want to let the world change us so that we can be part of changing the world. And we want to move from the desire to love across the chasm of cultural difference to the ability to express our love for people of difference. Relating lovingly to our fellow human beings is central to what it means to be human. And when it comes down to it, Christian ministry at its core is interacting with all kinds of people in ways that give them glimpses of Jesus in us.
The billions of us sharing planet Earth together have so much in common. We're all born. We all die. We're all created in the image of God. We eat, sleep, persevere, and care for our young. We long for meaning and purpose, and we develop societies with those around us. But the way we go about the many things we have in common is deeply rooted in our unique personalities and cultures. So although we have so much in common, we have as much or more about us that's different.
(This book has not been prepared, endorsed, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.)
1. Authentic Faith
2. Spiritual Disciplines
3. Moral Boundaries (this section deals primarily with issues of sexual purity and dating)
4. Healthy Friendships
5. Wise Choices
6. Ultimate Authority
7. Others First
Practical application, biblical principles, and realistic approaches for facing modern challenges facilitate teaching for busy youth leaders that will make an impact for eternity.
Sprinkled throughout the manual are brief personal anecdotes by actual, in-the-trenches youth workers, case studies of church-office debacles, pivotal lessons learned over decades of ministry, nightmare scenarios to avoid, and glorious successes to emulate. No other book provides everything a youth ministry leader needs in one place at such an affordable price.This revised and updated edition of a youth ministry classic includes bonus online content, copy-ready pages and forms, and loads of other highly practical material.
Due to display constraints on most eBook readers, we have removed the final section of this book containing the forms. Free digital copies of these forms can be downloaded from http://downloads.zondervan.com/ymmtools2.
No Fear draws you inside the stories of young, ordinary believers who, despite incredible opposition, courageously stand up for God’s truth. Tony Perkins pairs each story with a biblical example and gives practical ideas for building a “no fear” perspective every day.
Today, followers of Jesus Christ face more opposition to their beliefs than any generation in American history. Yet even in such a hostile cultural and political environment, it is an exciting time to stand firm in the faith.
You have been chosen to live in this important hour, and reading these stories will inspire you to the same kind of courage. So what are you waiting for?
“Tony Perkins has discovered a new generation of young people who love following God more than the crowd...You will discover there is still hope for America and the world after reading their stories in No Fear!”
—Todd Starnes, Fox News Channel
“As the world continues to spiral into an anti-Christian age, it’s important to empower our young people with the strength and conviction to hold fast to the teachings of Christ, and No Fear does just that.”
—Dr. Jack Graham, Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
Includes discussion questions after each chapter.
Join the conversation on social media with #nofearbook
Making a Difference Starts with Standing Up for What’s Right
A fourteen-year-old girl testifies before the Maryland State Senate in support of the traditional family. A young man and his new wife launch a campaign to decrease abortions in their community. A high-school cheerleader goes to court for the right to put Bible verses on banners at football games.
These young Americans know that honoring God and his Word is more important than winning friends or keeping their jobs.
In No Fear, Tony Perkins tells the stories of young Christians who take a stand for truth in the face of intense opposition. These unlikely heroes will show you the dramatic influence one person can have in calling a nation to seek fairness, justice, and compassion. The book also draws you back to the heroes of the Bible who stood up for God in their own day and culture, modeling the same brand of courage that is needed today.
What would you do for God if you had no fear? The possibilities are endless. It’s time to get started!
From the Hardcover edition.
Unashamed breaks the silence about the sins girls think they have to hide. With daring and a touch of humor, author Jessie Minassian shares her own story of struggle and victory. God longs for you to live in the freedom He died for!
So whether you’re caught in a cycle of sin yourself or just want to know how to help the silent sufferers all around you, let this book be the beginning of your journey toward health, healing, and freedom in His love for you.
Merlin may be the only author to have served as a combat paratrooper in World War II, as a guard of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and later as a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army Chaplaincy in Korea, the Dominican Republic conflict, and in Vietnam.
During these conflicts Merlin Carothers leaned amazing things that changed his life. Many people who have read this book have come to enjoy a happiness they never expected to experience. Christians have been overwhelmed to learn that they can live in peace as they discover the secrets of a life of praise.
In this book, a fresh new voice offers a persuasive Christian vision of sex and relationships, calling young adults to faithful discipleship in a hypersexualized world. Drawing from his pastoral experience with young people and from cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines, Jonathan Grant helps Christian leaders understand the cultural forces that make the church's teaching on sex and relationships ineffective in the lives of today's young adults. He also sets forth pastoral strategies for addressing the underlying fault lines in modern sexuality.
In this breakthrough book, Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN, reveal how you can learn to truly reach your child's heart to teach, train, and build a tremendous relationship.
Parenting is Heart Work gives you the practical tools an easy-to-follow steps that will revolutionize how you:Turn Correction times into learning experiences. Equip your children to accept responsibility for their mistakes and meditate on the right things. Influence and adjust the values and beliefs your children hold. Maintain relationship with your children through love and emotional connectedness.