Acclaimed songwriter Brian Doerksen believes that God is calling us to both love and to battle. To spread peace and wage spiritual warfare. We do this through how we live, how we serve Him, and how we protect and fight for what matters most. For Brian, music was his answer to this provocative call.
Now Brian shares the stories and inspirations behind some of today's most acclaimed songs of worship, including "Come, Now is the Time to Worship," "Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)," and "With All My Affection." Brian shares rich truths and insights that informed twelve of his greatest songs, and offers special tips for aspiring songwriters. Readers will be encouraged to wage spiritual war and share His love through a life of radical worship.
We need to learn to worship God in every area of our lives: at home, at work, in our cars . . . everywhere. Worship doesn't happen automatically; we must make some choices that will bring a real difference to our focus on God during worship. Most of us spend more time training on how to work at our computer than how to worship our Creator! For worship to stay both restful and revitalizing we must:Get the BIG picture right Do the LITTLE things well
Let worship leader Rick Muchow guide you into a deeper worship experience with spiritual insight and practical advice, so you can share more fully in praise of the Father.
-- Dodie Osteen
In this inspiring daily devotional, Choosing Life -- One Day at a Time, Dodie Osteen shares her personal spiritual insights -- blending Scriptures with godly exhortations and effective prayers -- to exhort, comfort, and edify both men and women. Her personal reflections from the Word of God will help bring healing, restoration, and godly encouragement to you and your loved ones so that you can choose an abundant life all year long.
Throughout her book, Dodie endeavors to strengthen your faith as she imparts powerful truths she has learned in her personal relationship with God. Her book will help you see God as your Savior, Healer, Deliverer, and Blesser, as you choose life . . . one day at a time.
A wide variety of weekly topics include:
Fellowship with God
Keys to Living in Victory
The Power of God's Word
Sharing Jesus with the World
And so much more!
Jesus told his first clergy, “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” In Lord, Have Mercy, Scott Hahn explores the sacrament of reconciliation and shows why it is the key to spiritual growth, particularly in these times of intense anxiety and uncertainty.
Drawing on the history of ancient Israel, the Gospels, the writings of the early Church, and the lives of the saints, Hahn reveals the living, scriptural heart of the Church’s teachings on penance, forgiveness, and reconciliation. It is a story that begins with the sin of Adam and Eve, continues in the biographies of Moses, King David, and the Apostle Peter, and reverberates in the lives of believers today. Hahn presents the Catholic and biblical perspective on sin and mercy, elucidating in clear, easily understood language the true import of Jesus’ simple, yet profound promise–“I am the door; if anyone enters by Me, he will be saved (John 10:9).
Like Hahn’s earlier books, Lord, Have Mercy offers thoughtful, authoritative insights into controversial issues and disputed doctrines in a manner that will enlighten lay readers yet is thorough enough for scholars to appreciate. More than just a Bible study, it is a guide for the perplexed, providing practical advice and inspiration that will help readers come to a deeper knowledge of themselves and of Jesus through the sacrament of penance.
From the Hardcover edition.