Are there solutions to everyday problems? Can there be meaning or purpose in life? Is it possible to know why we are here and where we are going? Why is there so much suffering and death? Is there life after death? Can we be enlightened here and now? Am I destined to lose all identity—to become part of a great nothingness? Is it true that there are no answers?
There is an ancient book that discusses the many questions in life. It is called the Holy Bible. But are the answers found within its pages trustworthy? To decide for yourself, you need to know what it really says.
By This Name peels the religion off this sacred book and lets the ancient story speak for itself. In the process, a message of hope snaps into focus. It is a must read.
“I understood things I never understood before. It was like a puzzle coming together. It made sense.”
Vor vielen Jahren wurde an einem ganz besonderen Tag die erstaunliche Geschichte eines Lammes erzählt. Diese Geschichte führte die Zuhörer auf eine Reise durch die Bibel, von der Erschaffung der Erde bis zur Kreuzigung Jesu. Sie erklärte die grundlegende Botschaft der Heiligen Schrift und die wahre Bedeutung des Lammes. In diesem Buch wird die Geschichte nun wieder erzählt: Eine unvergessliche Botschaft, die jeder hören sollte.
Gibt es Lösungen für die Probleme, denen wir jeden Tag gegenüberstehen? Was ist der Sinn des Lebens? Kann man wissen, warum wir Menschen überhaupt existieren und wohin wir gehen? Warum gibt es soviel Leid und Tod auf dieser Welt? Gibt es ein Leben nach dem Tod? Können wir heute schon Erleuchtung erfahren? Bin ich dazu bestimmt, jegliche Existenz zu verlieren und Teil des großen Nichts zu werden? Stimmt es, dass es gar keine wirklichen Antworten gibt?
Es gibt ein altes Buch, dass sich mit den vielen Fragen des Lebens befasst: Die Bibel. Aber kann sie uns wirklich zuverlässige Antworten geben? Um dies beurteilen zu können, müssen wir wissen, was sie wirklich sagt.
Der Versprochene befreit dieses einzigartige Buch von religiöser Verstaubtheit und lässt die alten Begebenheiten für sich selbst sprechen. Dadurch wird unser Blick für eine Botschaft der Hoffnung geöffnet. Eine absolute Pflichtlektüre.
„Zum ersten Mal habe ich verstanden, was ich bis jetzt nicht begreifen konnte. Die einzelnen Puzzleteile fügten sich zu einem großen Bild zusammen. Es ergab alles einen Sinn.“
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.
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.
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.”
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.