REUBEN ARCHER TORREY (1856–1928) was an American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer. Torrey studied at Yale University, Yale Divinity School, Leipzig University, Erlangen University and received a doctorate from Wheaton College. Soon after becoming a congregational minister, Torrey joined Dwight L. Moody in his evangelistic work in Chicago. Torrey authored over 40 books in his lifetime.
EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored fifty-three books and coauthored and updated and expanded three books, as well as over 200 articles. Andrews is the chief translator of the Updated American Standard Version.
We all know that spending time with God is essential to an intimate, growing relationship with Him. Yet many of us struggle to make prayer a consistent, dedicated part of our daily lives. Alone with God offers powerful encouragement for anyone longing for a deeper, richer time of prayer. Here John MacArthur turns to the perfect mentor on prayer, Jesus Christ, as he explores the profound insights found in the Lord's Prayer.
Many of us pray with little heart. We mutter the usual and leave with little expectation. But is this how Jesus taught us to pray?
The Lord’s Prayer is a prayer according to God’s will, a prayer that beckons heaven to crash into earth. Tied to the sure promises of God, it compels us to seek—and expect—His glory in every sphere.
When one prays consistently, persistently, and boldly for the hallowing of God’s holy name, big things happen. Radical Prayer gives us a glimpse of the transformative and explosive power of praying in God’s will, a power that takes place internally and manifests externally.Whether your prayer life is strong or in shambles, Radical Prayer will compel you to a life of bold, persistent, transformative, and expectant prayer.
Perfect for new believers and more seasoned Christians, The Gift of Prayer is for anyone hungry to hear from God and to be changed through a close, personal relationship with Him.
There are basics of prayer. When you understand them, your prayers will change you, your family, and the world.
Here are a few of the basics:The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be. Prayer is a disinfectant and a preventive. It purifies the air; it destroys the contagion of evil. Prayer is no fitful, short-lived thing. It is no voice crying unheard and unheeded in the silence. God shapes the world by prayer.
Author Edward M. Bounds, a prolific writer about prayer, focuses on the purpose in prayer rather than the purpose of prayer-and answers many questions you may have about how to improve your prayer time.
Why don't we pray more? "Other duties become pressing and absorbing and crowd out prayer. Choked to death, would be the coroner's verdict in many cases of dead praying, if an inquest could be secured on this dire, spiritual calamity."
Will you be the one to pray for the various interests of earth and Heaven?
Since the Bible is a gift from God, the time and effort that we put into our personal Bible Study is a reflection of how much we appreciate that gift. What do our personal Bible study habits reveal about the depth of our appreciation of God’s Word? Certainly, the Bible is a deep and complex book, and reading and studying are not easy at times. However, with time and effort, we can develop a spiritual appetite for personal Bible study. (1 Peter 2:2) Nevertheless, if such personal Bible study is to result in our developing godly devotion, our objective cannot be simply to cover pages of material or to fill your mind with information. Rather, when we read and study a portion of God’s Word, we must take the time to reflect on the material. How rewarding our personal Bible study can become if we do it in a thorough manner. If we buy out the time as to our personal Bible study, we will reap a strong faith, a bright hope, and preparedness for sharing our faith with others. Do not allow the love for God’s Words that we had in the beginning to fade. We need to keep our first love strong by serious personal Bible study, regular Christian meetings, and zealously sharing our faith with others.
Did Moses really pen the first five books of the Bible, or were they written centuries later by multiple writers as Bible critics say? Did Isaiah from the eighth-century pen the prophetic book that bears his name, or were there three authors who wrote the book centuries later? Did Daniel of the sixth century write the book of Daniel, or was it penned in the second century B.C.E., as the critics suppose? What about the Gospels, can they be trusted? Does the Bible contradict itself? Is it full of errors and mistakes? Did the miracles actually happen? Is the New Testament history or myth?
Do these critics have grounds for challenging the Bible’s historical truthfulness? Higher criticism has opened the floodgates of false and misleading scholarly works whose effect has been to undermine people’s confidence in the Bible. The authors herein have offered us a defense of historic Christianity that helped define conservative Protestant Christianity. They have given us responses so that the reader can defend the Word of God against attacks from Bible critics, liberal theology, and atheists. The authors herein will expose some of the outstanding weaknesses of modern higher criticism. How do the Bible critics stand up in the light of these conservative Bible scholars?
True, higher criticism has endured for centuries now and has seemed to flourish going into the 21st century. However, this is because it harmonizes so well with today’s liberal, progressive, secular way of thinking, not because it has proven anything. There is absolutely no solid proof for the claims of higher criticism. Archaeology developed in Europe during the nineteenth century and had since become a discipline, which is respected and practiced across the world. However, while we have found tens of thousands of copies of the Bible books, some dating within decades of the originals, no supposed sources that were behind the Pentateuch or the book of Isaiah have ever been found. Where is this so-called Q source, i.e., a hypothetical written collection of Jesus's sayings, which is supposedly the “common” material, found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke but not in the Gospel of Mark? These authors defend the Bible as the fully inerrant, inspired, authoritative Word of God and we can join their fight against destructive higher criticism and such pseudoscientific theories.
Readers will learn specifically how to release the fire of the living God to:
· Heal the sick
· Cast out demons
How can we actually become the friend of Almighty God, is that even feasible? In what way does Satan stand in the way of our drawing close to God? What conduct displeases our heavenly Father? How can we live in a way that pleases God? What does it really mean to do the will of the Father? Torrey and Andrews will answer these questions and much more.