Christian parents know the importance of passing the gospel story on to their children, yet we live in a busy world filled with distractions. Schedules collide, there is homework and yard work and dishes and laundry, the car's oil should be changed, there are phone calls to make and before you know it, everyone is getting to bed late again. The Bible can seem like a long story for an active family to read, but when you break it down into short sections, as Marty Machowski does, family devotions are easy to do.
Long Story Short will help busy parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God's story of salvation through Jesus Christ. You won't find a more important focus for a family devotional than a daily highlighting of the gospel of grace. Clever stories and good moral lessons may entertain and even help children, but the gospel will transform children. The gospel is deep enough to keep the oldest and wisest parents learning and growing all their lives, yet simple enough to transform the heart of the first grader who has just begun to read. Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known.
Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God's plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.
Halloween comes every year—and so does the question: “Mommy, Why Don’t We Celebrate Halloween?”
Most likely, your child has either asked you this, or will ask you in the future. This is why you should be ready to explain Halloween to a kid, sharing the dangers of Halloween and discussing Halloween as a pagan holiday.
This book will help your child have a Christian perspective on Halloween, making it clear why you don’t celebrate the holiday. It reveals, in story form, the truth behind the activities that have become such an accepted part of Halloween traditions.
Children who read this book and talk about it with their parents will learn how the "fun" of Halloween harms them. They will also learn what to say to others who do not understand the true meaning of Halloween.
In his senior year of high school, Michael hits rock bottom. Having been caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, he has now been suspended from the track team and lost his college scholarship. His coach is angry, his parents are disappointed, and he's diving headfirst into a downward spiral. Facing the bleak future ahead, he sees no way out and wonders if life is really worth living. But with some divine intervention, he's given a second chance when he's offered a once-in-a-lifetime journey of discovery.
Rewritten to engage the minds of teens and tweens, The Young Traveler's Gift is sure to encourage and enlighten young men and women as they prepare to face the journeys that lie ahead.
Sure, it's easy to teach your children the essentials of Christian theology when you're a theology professor. But what about the rest of us?
With Big Truths for Young Hearts, Bruce Ware, (you guessed it!) a theology professor, encourages and enables parents of children 6-14 years of age to teach through the whole of systematic theology at a level their children can understand. Parents can teach their children the great truths of the faith and shape their worldviews early, based on these truths.
The book covers ten topics of systematic theology, devoting several brief chapters to each subject, making it possible for parents to read one chapter per day with their children. With this non-intimidating format, parents will be emboldened to be their children's primary faith trainers-and perhaps learn a few things themselves along the way.
The two books contained in this volume are considered by many scholars to be part of the "Pseudepigrapha" and form part of “The Forgotten Books of Eden” edited by Rutherford H. Platt, Jr. These books are a written account of what happened to Adam and Eve in the days of after they were cast out of the Garden of Eden.
The First Book of Adam and Eve details the life and times of Adam and Eve in the period immediately following their expulsion from the Garden of Eden to the time that Cain slays his brother Abel.
It tells of Adam and Eve's first dwelling in the Cave of Treasures; their trials and temptations; and of Satan's many apparitions to them. It also tells of the birth of Cain, Abel, and their twin sisters; and of Cain's love for his beautiful twin sister, Luluwa, whom Adam and Eve wished to be joined to Abel
The Second Book of Adam and Eve gives an account of the life and times of Cain and his twin Sister Luluwa after they went away until the time that Enoch was taken by God.
The "Pseudepigrapha" is a collection of historical biblical works that are considered to be fiction. Because of this, this book was not included in the compilation of the Christian Bible. Although considered to be Pseudepigrapha by some, it carries significant meaning and insight into events of that time.
In order to put these two books into perspective, one has to ask how, and why, these writings have survived through the centuries and if they are as unsubstantial as many righteous scholars claim them to be?
You can't depend on God if your God is a figment of your imagination.
In a world full of gods, how do you know Jesus is real?
You have probably heard things like:All religions lead to the same God. All faiths teach the same things.
It doesn't matter what you believe-just that you believe sincerely. But Jesus said that:He alone is the way to God. He alone shows us the truth of who God is. He alone gives us life close to God.
In this youth edition of Jesus Among Other Gods, Ravi Zacharias gives solid evidence as to why we should choose Jesus Christ as THE God among all other gods. Zacharias contrasts the truth of Jesus with the founders of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, providing strong descriptions of each faith and solid defenses for the cause of Christ. In addition to the religion comparisons, the book answers questions such as: "What about all the hypocrites at church?" "How scientific is science?" "How can you best share what you believe?" and "Does the Bible teach reincarnation?" You can never be too young to learn how to defend your faith . . . and this book will tell you exactly how to do just that!
Peter is used to seeing his mom pray in her special prayer room, and now you can help him search for his own place to pray—Peter's perfect prayer place. Is it under his bed? Up in his treehouse? Between the pots and pans? Where can God hear him best? There's lots of fun as Peter looks and looks, but in the end, he learns that although it's great to have a special place to be alone with God and pray, God hears you no matter where you are—under, up, or in between!
This companion book to the movie War Room will teach young readers an important lesson about talking to God.
In this devotional, Bethany shares stories of women to admire, prayers to focus on, and wipeouts to avoid. Girls will hear thoughts on friends, family, faith, gossip, and peer pressure—Bethany covers it all.
This book will release in time for the scheduled Spring 2011 launch of Bethany’s movie, Soul Surfer, starring AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, and Carrie Underwood. This re-release is updated with new content, a “Where Is She Now?” page, and journaling spots.
Kids will learn:-How to identify and be guided by their own thoughts, instead of following the crowd,-How to better understand the Bible, becoming secure in God's best for them, -And how to take control of their thought life, a foundation for happy, successful school years.
Award-winning singer CeCe Winans has a heart for God and a heart for you and your future. And in the pages of this book, she shares her heart and her vision for you as a daughter of the King of Kings.
Each day's devotional will help you grow more and more into the princess you were created to be. You'll find --
- a message from CeCe's heart to yours
- scriptures to guide you in your royal walk as a princess
- journaling questions to help you look into yourself and into God's Word
- an Always Sisters Sister Tip to help you be a sister to the princess beside you
It takes just twenty-one days to make a new habit. The twenty-one devotional messages in this book were designed to bring out the princess in you. They form a crown that you can wear again and again.
Ever wonder where Groundhog Day first began? Want to know the reason why we have different weather seasons? Curious about how some plants and animals can help predict the weather? Learn the answers to these questions and many more at Groundhog Weather School!
This clever story—starring a cast of lovable groundhog characters—is a fresh, informative, and fun look at Groundhog Day through the eyes of the animals who are the stars of it each year.
In this important book, Shelley, Heather, Denise, and Terry use their unique position to minister to young women during the difficult teen years. Fun, personal, spiritual, and challenging are just a few of the words that describe this exceptional book. One of the most dynamic forces in contemporary Christian music, Point of Grace boldly reveals their deep concern and devotion to the next generation of young women by launching this tour and writing this book to inspire their millions of admirers.
These 365 devotions and Scriptures can help you give every day of the year to God. Get into His Word, and see what the Bible says about such relevant topics as jealousy, fear, love, forgiveness, and so much more. There’s no better way to grow your faith than to spend time each day with the One who matters most.
Give kids the big picture of God’s story with this innovative, interactive Bible storybook. One hundred stories take readers on a journey through the Bible, and the digital pop-ups (accessed with a free "augmented reality" app) bring the art and story remarkably to life with both sound and 3-D imagery.
Many a new dinosaur discoveries are revealed.
"This is a wonderfully unique book. Children will find it fascinating...adults will appreciate its unusual new insights...I am glad to recommend it heartily to young and old alike."--Dr. Henry M. Morris
Great for projects and general reference, this spectacular and informative guide will tell you everything you need to know about this ancient and modern religion.
If you could ask Pope Francis one question, what would it be?
Children have questions and struggles just like adults, but rarely are they given the chance to voice their concerns and ask the big questions resting deep in their hearts. In Dear Pope Francis, Pope Francis gives them that chance and celebrates their spiritual depth by directly answering questions from children around the world. Some are fun. Some are serious. And some will quietly break your heart. But all of them are from children who deserve to know and feel God’s unconditional love.
Also available in Spanish as Querido Papa Francisco.
"Feels akin to sitting in on a series of intimate conversations." -Publishers Weekly
"The People's Pope shows that he is a down-to-earth man who understands both religion and children." -Kirkus Reviews
Join Korie Robertson and Chrys Howard as they tell stories of the Robertson teenagers of the hit television show, Duck Dynasty®, and discuss five of the Bible’s most-loved parables. You will learn how to build a legacy of faith and apply five faith-shaped values to your life. With their trademark humor and commitment to faith in Jesus, the Robertson family will challenge you to live a new kind of life.
The five chapters are:Redonkulous FaithRadical ForgivenessRavenous PrayerReal ObedienceRowdy Kindness
Designed for use with the Faith Commander Teen Edition Video Study (sold separately).
A wonderful look at Japanese culture and family life, Japanese Traditions is an intricately illustrated romp through the childhood reminiscences of author/illustrator Setsu Broderick. Told via a series of short text blocks and lighthearted illustrations based on cats, Japanese Traditions displays seasonal festivals and activities such as O-Bon (Festival of the Souls), O-hanami (cherry blossom viewing) and preparing for the New Year.
While enjoying the charming illustrations of a family of Japanese cats, the author shares her warm childhood memories of many Japanese customs, such as gathering around the kotatsu (heated table) to stay warm, throwing soybeans to keep away ogres and hanging handmade teru-teru-bozu (fine-weather) dolls out the window to stop the rain. There are also many traditional Japanese foods, toys, games and celebrations taught through the illustrations. All in all, Japanese Traditions provides a magical feast for children of all ages.
In the Philippines, people love to celebrate—holidays are filled with music and dancing, sometimes with colorful costumes, and always with great food! Rich with detailed watercolors and cultural flavor, Filipino Celebrations: A Treasury of Feasts and Festivals makes major holidays (like Christmas) and family gatherings (like weddings and birthdays) come alive.
From these pages, children will learn the history of each holiday, its cultural influences, the varied ways in which people celebrate in different regions of the Philippines, special customs and food, key words and phrases (in English and Tagalog), and more. Games, songs, and other activities invite young readers to join in the fun. New and familiar holidays take on a special flavor as children learn about the diverse cultures that make up this wonderful island nation. Perfect for Filipino-American families looking to share the unique culture of the Philippines, educators interested in promoting multiculturalism in the classroom, or anyone interested in the country, Filipino Celebrations will encourage children ages five to ten to participate and learn while having fun.
Celebrations and festivals include:Mga Kaarawan—BirthdaysSemana Santa—Holy WeekMga Barrio Fiestas—Town FestivalsMga Binyag—BaptismsAraw ng Kalayaan—Independence Day and more!
Little Hedgehog is determined to understand just how love works. His curious questions will warm your heart, and his sweet story will remind you that love grows every time you give it away.
Based on the important message of 1 Corinthians 13:13, the Faith, Hope, Love series will plant important seeds in children's hearts. Don't miss the other titles in the series: How Far Is Faith?, How High Is Hope?, and The Faith, Hope, Love Devotional.
Catt brings fresh insight to “stories of people in the Bible who displayed great courage when it would have been easier to play it safe . . . (who) challenge me to keep moving forward. They demand that I examine my priorities and deal with anything that brings fear to my heart.”
Teen readers will be inspired to resolve to live for God as they learn more about Abraham, Moses, Nehemiah, Ruth, Daniel, and many more.
Best-selling youth market author Amy Parker arranges the heart-stirring material into four categories: Courageous Faith, Courageous Leadership, Courageous Priorities, and Courageous Influence. Discussion questions are also included at the end of each chapter.
Christ's last command to his disciples was for them to repeat the process and to reproduce new disciples. But how were they supposed to do that? This book answers these questions.The early church followed Christ's pattern by making disciples through the house churches that periodically celebrated together in public worship. In 2 Timothy 2:1-2, Paul tells Timothy to continue the discipleship process by passing on the pure gospel message to faithful men and women. Even though the term "disciple" is later replaced by words such as "brothers," "sisters," "Christians," and "saints," the concept remains the same.
So how does the cell church make disciples? In this book, I show how the cell (small group) works together with the cell system to make disciples who make disciples.
The cell system ensures each leader has a coach and that training (equipping track) happens. Then the cells gather together to worship and grow through the teaching of God's Word. All three aspects are essential to form disciples. Training is needed because disciples won't learn all they need to know in the cell. Coaching ensures that each leader is cared for and receives shepherding. The celebration service brings the cells together to hear God's Word, worship, and receive fresh vision.
For more than twenty years Joel Comiskey has served the cell church movement. He has helped scores of congregations move from being traditional churches to communities where edification and harvest occurs. Twenty years!
Now you can get relief for your confused cranium. Here’s how:Pick up this book, based on the NIV translation.Look up your questions.Learn about heaven, earth, angels, sin, creation, and more.Understand what the creator of the universe—your creator—is saying to you!
Bedtime is the best time for stories, and these 50 beautifully illustrated Bible stories are perfect for reading and listening before turning out the lights. Taken from both the Old and New Testament, the stories have been retold especially for children ages 4 to 8. The words combine with the vivid artwork, large trim size, and padded cover to create a book that will become a bedtime favorite.
In God is Really Good, discover that God’s goodness is all around us—we just need to learn how to see it!
Get ready to follow Sparrow and his friends as they go on a journey to learn just how good God really is. The world can feel like a very big, scary place for kids sometimes and it can be easy to get wrapped up in its big problems – but, we can rest safely knowing that that even when things worry us,
God takes care of everything and that He is always good.
Based on the teaching of Pastor Bill Johnson, God is Really Good features a fun new story written by Seth Dahl, Bethel Church's children's pastor, and illustrations by Lamont Hunt. This inspiring story will help children learn to see the presence of God's goodness all around them and tell the difference between the good things that come from God and the bad things that do not.
Purity. Sex. Boys. Waiting. Something about those words makes everything complex in a heartbeat. Is there something wrong with me if I don’t kiss a boy after a date? Or am I doomed if I did? Is waiting a one-way trip to life as a crazy cat woman? And what if I, um, think about a certain boy a certain way? It seems the lady at church and your friends have two very different opinions on the subject. And the purity talks aren’t always cutting it.
Bekah Hamrick Martin knows the waiting game isn’t easy or straight-forward. In The Bare Naked Truth, she lays everything on the table—including some embarrassing moments—as she explores the honest, naked truth behind what God means by purity. With additional entries from popular authors, you’ll see the bare naked approach to waiting isn’t always easy, but it’s worth the risk.
From best-selling author Sheila Walsh, the Bible Is My Best Friend Family Devotional connects families both to God's Word and to each other. Fifty-two key scriptures form the basis for the devotions, which build on the verses, challenge the family to commit them to memory, and explore how each verse is part of God's wonderful message. "Let's Talk" questions urge the family to discuss what they've learned and offer challenges for different ages of children as well as their parents.
This unique family devotional touches both the mind and the heart. Minds will grow as the text builds on past weeks by reviewing memory work and themes. But most importantly, hearts will grow as families learn together to value the gifts found in the Bible and realize how God's Word can be their greatest friend.
This book collects some of the best thoughts from some of today's outstanding Christian authors including: Charles Stanley, Jill Briscoe, Warren Wiersbe, John MacArthur Jr., John Maxwell, Ken Blanchard, Zig Ziglar, Evelyn Christenson, Tim Hansel, David Jeremiah, and many more.
+Brand new illustrations from Sequential Artist Jacob Rice
+A Treatise on Catholic Theology and the Bible.
The Glories of Mary is a classic of Mariology, written during the 18th century by
Saint Alphonsus Liguori, the great Doctor of the Church.
The book was written at a time when Jansenists criticized Marian devotions, and was written in part as a defense of Marian devotion. The book combines numerous citations in favor of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Church Fathers and the Doctors of the Church with Saint Alphonsus' own personal views on Marian veneration and includes a number of Marian prayers and practices.
Part 1 focuses on the Salve Regina and explains how God gave Mary to mankind as the "Gate of Heaven". St. Alphonsus quotes Saint Bonaventure:
"No one can enter Heaven unless by Mary, as though through a door."
Part 2 deals with the key Marian feasts such as the Immaculate Conception, Nativity, Purification, Annunciation, Assumption, etc. Part 3 looks at the Seven Sorrows of Mary, explaining how her "prolonged martyrdom" was greater than that of all other martyrs. In part 4 fourth we discuss ten different virtues of the Blessed Virgin, while part 5 rounds out the work with a collection of prayers, meditations and devotions.
This book contains two books.
Book One is:
The Welsh Revival: A Narrative Of Facts
William T. Stead, Editor of Review of Reviews, London
The Revival: Its Power and Source
By Rev. G. Campbell Morgan, Pastor: Westminster Chapel, London
Book Two is:
THE STORY OF THE WELSH REVIVAL:
As Told by Eyewitnesses Together With a Sketch of Evan Roberts and His Message to The World
Rev. G. Campbell Morgan, D.D.
W. T. Stead, Editor, (British) Review of Reviews
Rev. Evan Hopkins
These books were originally published in 1905, and the spelling of some words has been updated, but not a few Welsh words with strange spelling.
Table of Contents
Book One: Part 1
Chapter 1: From the Author to the Reader
Chapter 2: The National Significance of Revivals
Chapter 3: What I saw in Wales
Chapter 4: Evan Roberts
Chapter 5: The Rise and Progress of the Revival
Chapter 6: What ought I to do?
The Revival: Its Power and Source
Book Two: THE STORY OF THE WELSH REVIVAL
1: A Message to the World by Evan Roberts
2: The Story of the Welsh Revival
3: The Lessons Of The Revival
4: Mr. Evan Roberts
5. The Story Of The Awakening
6: The Psychology of The Revival
7: The Teaching of the Revival
8: Experience of a Visitor From London
9: What I Saw and Heard in Wales
10: Striking Testimony of Eyewitnesses
God has an amazing plan for your kids’ futures, and these 52 devotions will help them map out their journeys. Weekly reading will take kids through a year of getting to know Jesus—their Guide—and learning how to follow Him, trust Him, and stay focused when their trek gets tough.
Filled with dynamic full-color illustrations, “Mile-Marker Memory Verses,” “On Quest” discussion questions, and “Walk This Way” activities, Devotions Off the Map is sure to have kids excited about getting into Scripture and on the right path—toward Christ!
Quit holding back. Quit holding out.
It’s time to go all in and all out for God.
The good news is this: If you don’t hold out on God, God won’t hold out on you. If you give everything you have to follow Jesus, you’ll receive amazing spiritual rewards. But this reality also comes with a deeper truth: Nothing belongs to you. Not even you.
In All In: Student Edition, Mark and Parker Batterson explore what going all in can mean for your life, sharing unique illustrations and unforgettable stories, as well as compelling accounts of biblical characters. Throughout, they demonstrate the amazing things that can happen when you surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Mark Batterson writes: “When did we start believing that God wants to send us to safe places to do easy things? Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.”
Meet the Bibleteam, hear about some of their adventures, and read along as they introduce twenty-five action-packed Bible stories. After each story, Bibleman and his team will challenge you with a power Scripture and a challenge to help you live like one of God's heroes.