The purpose of this book is to explain the most important story in the Holy Bible. It is a story that tells us what Christmas and Easter are all about. However the book doesn’t stop with the stories of these two festivals. It explains much more. It tells us the Bible’s answers to life, death, and life after death. It helps us understand what the Bible is all about!
This book is written in EasyEnglish, which means all ages can benefit from it. If English is a difficult language for you to read, this book will be helpful.
The purpose of this book is to explain the most important story in the Holy Bible. It has been called the greatest story ever told. But this book is more that just a story. It tells us the Bible’s answers to life, death, and life after death. It helps us understand what the Bible is all about!
The main story of this book is written in EasyEnglish, which means all ages can benefit from it.
This book is a variant of What are Christmas and Easter All About? The text is identical but it uses expressive line art. It is also titled for use beyond the Christmas and Easter seasons.
A dying grandma. A suicidal neighbour. A foreign worker. A prisoner with an extended jail term. Eager young campers. Cultural Christians with no real understanding about the Bible. What do they have in common? An urgent need for the life-giving message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In this third volume of testimonies are the stories of ordinary believers—men and women who take seriously their calling as ambassadors of Christ. These believers engage with the people in their lives, spending their time and resources to build relationships and then wait for the Holy Spirit to present the opportune time to share the good news. Come, rejoice at what God is doing through his ambassadors. Come, be encouraged to share the good news, too.
It’s been called “the most misunderstood book in history.”
Wars have been fought in its name, scandals have been precipitated by it, politics shaped and reshaped at its word. Theologians have both defended and reviled it. Skeptics have done the same. If you are a typical member of the human race, you have often been perplexed by all the “fuss” surrounding the Bible. The question remains, “What does it really say?”
Here is a book that explains the greatest of Bible themes clearly and logically. Rather than focusing on one part—and missing the whole—the author chronologically binds together the entire text into one great universal drama, looking at events from the perspective of those who experienced history in the making. The results are sometimes comical, sometimes frightening—but always true to the intent of the text.
When you are done reading it, you may find yourself believing “the Book” like you never have before. Or you may decide not to. The author’s objective approach leaves that decision up to you.
“Even though I had attended church for over 30 years, the Bible never made sense to me. It was just a bunch of disjointed stories. Now the Bible all fits together in a clear, logical manner. It really is incredible.”
What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?
Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness.
Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to:Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle.Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us.Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.
Each week, people send us emails and letters, make phone calls or show up at a GoodSeed office. They come for the same reason—they have stories to share. Some are about life battles, others are about spiritual journeys. All are about how the gospel has transformed lives—how people have understood the good news and placed their trust in Jesus Christ for salvation. These testimonies share a common element: along the journey, an ordinary believer gave away a GoodSeed resource, or a friend took a GoodSeed tool and used it to explain the gospel.
Fieldnotes is a collection of these touching stories from around the world. They tell of God’s grace reaching into the lives of people, and of how ordinary believers were faithful ambassadors for Christ. Read these stories and praise God for what He has done.
All around the world, ordinary believers are taking their roles as ambassadors for Christ seriously. In their everyday lives, they keep their eyes and ears open for opportunities to share the gospel message. Sometimes, the encounters are brief—all they do is give away a book. Other times, believers are given the time to lead a friend through a study. In many instances, these opportunities result in people coming to faith in Jesus Christ. We are thankful that these testimonies involving GoodSeed resources have come to us and we rejoice in what God has done.
This second volume of Fieldnotes shares more of these precious stories. Read them and be encouraged. Praise God and rejoice with us, and glean ideas on how you too can be an ambassador for Christ.