People find it refreshingly inspirational being able to use the scripture at a station to conduct their own journey of discovery. Instead of the worship through this church season being focused, as it is all too often, on the particular theological stance or biases of the preacher, the participation at the stations draws each worshipper to the person of Christ and brings the focus on to their own experience of the Easter story.
‘Jesus came to let you know that the penalty of sin has been removed and its power is broken. In God’s eyes, you’re loved and accepted!’
At times, life can be filled with upheaval, challenges, grief and fear. Easter signals a time for new beginnings, for a fresh take on life, and a joyful, positive outlook.
Open this inspirational little book at any page, and discover anew the hope and joy of the Resurrection.
Each page has an inspirational thought or idea, along with a related Bible reference for further reading and encouragement.
God’s Little Book of Easter, with its collection of inspiring, thought-provoking truths, offers comfort and assurance, and will bring you hope and renewed strength as you journey in the various pathways of life.
‘If God is willing to pardon your mistakes and even bury them, isn’t it time you stopped beating yourself up? Receive his grace and move on!’
The introduction presents and explains a three-step method commonly used by specialists in cross-cultural communication. Pilch offers suggestions for homilists and reflection questions from historical, liturgical, and cultural perspectives to encourage the reader to explore and master this cross-cultural method for breaking open the Scriptures. This process helps to make the challenge of the Scriptures clearer than ever for the modern reader.
The 10 Best Books to Read for Easter: Selections to Inspire, Educate, and Provoke includes:
An Introduction from James Martin, SJ
And excerpts from:
Together on Retreat by James Martin, SJ
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
Simply Jesus by N. T. Wright
Made for Goodness by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu
Not Less Than Everything by Catherine Wolff (Editor)
The Worthless Servant by Ann Patchett
The Myth of Persecution by Candida Moss
The Greatest Prayer by John Dominic Crossan
God Wants You Happy by Father Jonathan Morris
Will There Be Faith? by Thomas H. Groome
The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by James Martin, SJ
Preparing for Easter is a concise, handy companion for the faithful of all Christian traditions and the curious to help them deepen their knowledge and consideration of this holy season—a time of reflection as we consider Jesus’s sacrifice and his joyous rise from the dead.
Carefully curated, each selection in Preparing for Easter draws on a major theme in Lewis’s writings on the Christian life, as well as others that consider why we can have confident faith in what happened on the cross.
This childrens tale includes information and biblical references for parents to support further Bible study with young children. This is the first in Ms. Pennys Celebrate! series. For more information, please visit us at www.pennypraiseministries.org.
Players and props. Only this is no play; it's a divine plan. A plan begun before Adam felt heaven's breath, and now all heaven waits and watches. All eyes are on one figure--the Nazarene.
Commonly clad. Uncommonly focused. He's on his final journey.
Join bestselling author Max Lucado in an exploration of the final days in the life of Christ. Draw near to the Savior and prepare to celebrate the greatest miracle ever conceived.
Feel the passion. Sense the truth. Hear the promise.
Death has no power.
Life is so much more than merely the physical. You are more than a body. When life hits you between the eyes, when you feel the darkness of death around you, when you’re faced with trouble that drains the life out of you, remember Resurrection Sunday. Easter Unwrapped presents eleven insights into just how significant the resurrection of Jesus is to everyone. Easter is the day that changed everything, and it’s more than chocolate and bunny rabbits. It’s about life.
Do some of your failures seem fatal? They aren't.
And your death. Does the grave appear to be the final stop? According to Christ, your death is just the start of the something great.
There is a truth greater than all the losses and sorrows of life. And it can be discovered in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In Six Hours One Friday, Max Lucado delves into the meaning of Jesus' last hours on the cross. Through his death, your life has purpose and meaning. You are forgiven and loved by a Savior who died for you. And an empty tomb proclaims that death does not have the final word.
"Peace where there should be pain. Confidence in the midst of crisis. Hope defying despair. Does death have the last word? I can see Jesus wink as he gives the answer, Not on your life."