The Case for a Creator explored the scientific evidence for God; The Case for Christ investigated the historical evidence for Jesus; The Case for Faith responded to eight major objections about Christianity; The Case for The Real Jesus refuted the current challenges to the Bible and Christ ... Now, in The Case for Grace, Lee Strobel crafts a compelling and highly personal experiential case for God, focusing on God's transforming work in the lives of men and women today. Writing with unusual candor, Lee draws upon his own journey from atheism to Christianity to explore the depth and breadth of God's redeeming love for spiritually wayward people.
He travels thousands of miles to capture the inspiring stories of everyday people whose values have been radically changed and who have discovered the 'how' and 'why' behind God's amazing grace. You'll encounter racists, addicts, and even murderers who have found new hope and purpose. You'll meet once-bitter people who have received God's power to forgive those who have harmed them—and, equally amazing, people mired in guilt who have discovered that they can even forgive themselves. Through it all, you will be encouraged as you see how God's grace can revolutionize your eternity and relationships... starting today.
Shauna's honest, beautiful storytelling style makes this devotional as comforting and inspiring as an hour around the table with the people we love.
Combining content from Bread and Wine, Cold Tangerines, and Bittersweet, as well as new writing and recipes, this devotional from Shauna Niequist speaks spiritual truths to women in short passages that invite us to connect with God and the goodness He created all around us.
Shauna loves gathering people around the table, and loves words that connect us to one another and to an awareness of God's presence. She writes about the beautiful and broken moments of everyday life friendship, family, faith, food, marriage, love, babies, books, celebration, heartache, and all the other things that shape us, delight us, and reveal to us the heart of God.
Are you missing out on one of the most transforming means to a deeper and more vibrant faith? In Soul Friends, Dr. Leslie Parrott explores the intimate stages of a woman's spiritual journey while showing you how soul friendships can deepen and enlarge your faith.
God brings us soul-friends to help in our spiritual journey, sometimes in predictable places: small groups, friendships, and mentors. But they're sometimes found in places we don't expect these hidden guides are people, past or present, whose role in our life may even be hidden from them, but nevertheless, have a deep impact on our growth and vitality. Whether it's a hidden guide, a member of a small group, or a friend we've had for years, these soul-friends all hold the potential to embody grace that enables us to take a next step in the unfolding journey of our faith.
Leslie reveals how every woman traverses four stages of spiritual growth quest, calling, crisis, and communion again and again. And whatever stage you find yourself traveling right now, you need soul friends to help you move forward
When we seize the initiative to connect, together we will form a part of the deep communion that is the sisterhood of the traveling saints, journeying together in our desire to know God, serve him, and love him more deeply. Through story, poem, and reflection, Leslie Parrott reminds each of us of the incredibly intimate, intricate, faith-forming work God does in us through the gift of the women he places in our lives.
Jeremiah thought leaving Middlefield was the hardest thing he'd ever do. That was nothing compared to returning home.
When Jeremiah left his Amish community to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian, he left more than just his faith behind—he walked away from his family and his childhood friend, Anna Mae. Now that he's returned to help out his mentor and work in a Yankee veterinarian practice, Jeremiah must face his past—and the people he betrayed.
Anna Mae had finally put the loss of Jeremiah and the broken vow between them behind her. Even though she supported her best friend's pursuit of his dream, she never let on how his departure left her questioning her own place in the Amish world. With his return, new questions arise, along with feelings she'd never fully acknowledged before.
As their rekindled friendship begins to turn into something more, Jeremiah and Anna Mae must examine their own faith and their relationship with each other and their families. With both of them torn between loyalty to their loved ones and being pulled in different directions, they must decide whether to heed God's call, even if it means being apart forever.
The follow-up to Judah Smith's bestselling "Jesus Is __" gives readers four simple truths to find love, enjoyment, trust, and peace in God.
Life is ___. How would you finish that sentence? In this follow-up to his "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestseller "Jesus Is __," Judah completes the new sentence again and again, revealing how life is to be loved and to love, to enjoy God to the fullest, to trust God in every moment, and to be at peace with God, others, and ourselves. Judah writes as a friend, welcoming new believers, lifelong followers of Jesus, and even the merely curious.
Judah shows us the irrational love of God and the life that he intends for us to have in the here and now. With excitement and humor, he looks at the stories in the Bible from a different angle and shows how life is all about loving God and loving others.
A bestselling inspirational book for graduates year after year
To be successful in life, high school and college graduates need to stay in step with God. At each turn there are new challenges. What better help than this small scripture book to bring guidance, comfort, and encouragement straight from the Word. Scripture is from the New International Version translation.
For more than thirty years, the God's Promises series—which has sold more than 15 million copies—has been guiding and comforting people through topically arranged scriptures addressing many facets of life. This book includes topics graduates will need such as character, integrity, loyalty, focus, respect, perseverance, and more. This keepsake gift has "Class of 2015" stamped in platinum foil, ribbon marker, and silver-gilded edges.
Year after year, "God's Promises for Graduates" is the bestselling title for the graduation season.