The Way of Blessing

Stepping into the Mission and Presence of God

Author: Roy Godwin,Dave Roberts

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781414334

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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You’re invited on a spiritual pilgrimage to the windswept hills of Wales. Within that small, praying community known as Ffald-y-Brenin, the deaf hear, the blind see, and the broken receive healing. Roy Godwin reveals how God has given believers the authority to bless others. As the executive director of the Wales retreat center, he shares how this ministry began, stories of miraculous healings, and ways you can usher God’s presence into your community. It begins when we stop chasing blessings and become God’s conduit for blessing others.

The Grace Outpouring

Blessing Others through Prayer

Author: Roy Godwin,Dave Roberts

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781434704160

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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An inspiration for the creation of houses of prayer around the world, The Grace Outpouring is a captivating account of spiritual renewal on a Welsh hillside. When Roy Godwin turned his back on a lucrative consulting job to lead the quiet retreat center Ffald-y-Brenin in West Wales, he wasn’t sure what was next. Then God showed up. In the years since the Godwins welcomed their first surprise guests to Ffald-y-Brenin, God has drawn thousands of seekers to this converted hill-farm with a tangible presence of healing and power. Along with its accompanying study guide, The Grace Outpouring offers fascinating stories of God’s work on a remote hillside as well as inspiring insight into how God can work in readers’ own communities.

Rediscovering the Ministry of Blessing

Author: Russ Parker

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281069824

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The Bible teaches us', Russ Parker writes, 'that blessing is a unique ministry resource gifted to believers to effect the purposes of God in peoples' lives.' In this enthralling book, the author tells of situations of family estrangement, depression and chronic illness; of times of hopelessness and helplessness where miraculous transformation has been wrought through calling on God to bless someone with the richest blessing they are able to receive. As he has travelled the country teaching on the ministry of blessing, Russ has seen an enthusiastic response and uptake, especially amongst those involved in prayer ministry. He believes it is time for all who want to be part of God's renewal - both in church and through reaching out to the wider community - to consider how we might help others to flourish as the people God has called them to be. 'Russ Parker's ground breaking work on healing community history will be so helpful to churches. It has greatly helped me.' The Rt Revd Graeme Dow, former Bishop of Carlisle

Dirty Glory

Go Where Your Best Prayers Take You

Author: Pete Greig

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1631466151

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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For many Christians, prayer is an obligation that has little bearing on everyday life. The story of the 24/7 prayer movement demonstrates in gripping detail how prayer is far more than an obligation and how God is far more interested in prayer than we are. Continuing to chronicle the life and extraordinary ministry of the 24/7 prayer movement for a readership anxiously awaiting this title, Pete Greig tells story after story of God's faithful interaction with human prayer to change lives and cultures.

Momentum

What God Starts, Never Ends

Author: Bill Johnson,Eric Johnson

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768489245

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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It is the heart of God for Revivals and Movements to continue from generation to generation. ­­­­Momentum confronts some of the issues that have hindered personal and corporate Revivals from continuing. The authors share their own perspectives and experiences that they have seen in their own lives on this topic. Every believer has access to live in a momentum that was initiated from the beginning of time. So let’s embrace our inheritance and step into the momentum of the Kingdom!

Chasing the Dragon

One Woman's Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong's Drug Dens

Author: Jackie Pullinger,Andrew Quicke

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441268626

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Inside Hong Kong was the infamous Walled City. Strangers were not welcome there. Police hesitated to enter. It was a haven of filth, crime, and sin. Prostitution, pornography, and drug addiction flourished. Jackie Pullinger had grown up believing that if she put her trust in God, He would lead her. When she was twenty years old, God called her to the Walled City. She obeyed. And as she spoke of Jesus Christ, brutal hoods were converted, prostitutes retired from their trade, and heroin junkies found new power that freed them from the bondage of drug addiction. Hundreds discovered new life in Christ. Chasing the Dragon tells the whole amazing story exactly as it happened. Equally amazing has been the reach of this ministry, now detailed in this updated and revised edition. From Hong Kong to the Philippines, Thailand, and beyond, the ministry that started with Jackie and her friends taking people in to live and care for them has continued and developed to form the present St. Stephen's Society. Readers will be inspired by this tale of trust and loving like Jesus.

Waiting for Heaven

Finding Beauty in the Pain and the Struggle

Author: Heather Gillis

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490827854

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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Life can sometimes lead us to unexpected places, to only leave us broken, desperate, and hurting. Heather Gillis and her husband, Mac, waited in anticipation for the birth of their third child. Like many Christian couples, their dreams and expectations in marriage, parenthood, and daily life developed differently than they’d planned, and left them grieving a life that would never be. Their journey gives insight into a new normal and uncovers the stepping stones of the healing process. In their process, they re-discovered God’s abounding love through their experiences of joy, heartbreak, and purpose. Heather reaches out to parents around the globe to speak openly about being a wife, mother, friend, relative, or stranger during life-changing trials and devastating struggles. In God’s love, she has found beauty in the midst of pain, as well as peace in His presence on Earth while waiting for heaven.

Sanctuary

Moments in His Presence

Author: David Strutt

Publisher: Malcolm Down

ISBN: 9781910786772

Category:

Page: 384

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Sanctuary is a collection of daily thoughts and insights designed to encourage the reader to come into the presence of God to praise Him, to hear Him, and be healed and restored by the wonders of His love and faithfulness. Sanctuary is not meant at all to replace daily Bible reading but instead aims to stimulate, inspire, and refresh you by helping you to go deeper into His love. Reflecting on the nature of God, Sanctuary contains exciting testimonies and encouragement to pursue the Lord for spiritual gifts to be evident in our everyday lives. Each day is arranged so you can coincide your reading with the date order or at your own pace using the numbered days. At the end of each day's reading, there is a short prayer as a source of inspiration for further meditation.

Desiring God

Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 1601423098

Category: Religion

Page: 411

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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

The Grace Outpouring

Becoming a People of Blessing

Author: Roy Godwin,Dave Roberts

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780781408462

Category: Religion

Page: 201

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Guests at the Ffald-y-Brenin Christian Retreat Center first notice two things: the beautiful surroundings of the hills of southwest Wales and the quiet awareness of God's presence there. The Grace Outpouring will inspire you with true stories of God at work in an ordinary, converted hill farm and challenge you to prepare a place for Him to work in your community as well.

Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality

Author: Raymond Arroyo

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385521804

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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“Everything starts with one person . . . I don’t care if you’re 5 or 105, God from all eternity chose you to be where you are, at this time in history, to change the world.” “If you are following God, He never shows you the end. It’s always a walk of faith.” “Faith is one foot on the ground, one foot in the air, and a queasy feeling in the stomach.” —Mother Angelica Are you unsure of your purpose in life? Stuck in the past and worried about the future? Hamstrung by fear, failure, or trials? Mother is here to help. For more than twenty-five years, Mother Angelica has dispensed spiritual wisdom and practical advice to millions around the globe through her lively broadcasts on EWTN. Now she shares with you her personal life lessons and hilarious counsel as never before. Raymond Arroyo, author of the bestselling biography of Mother Angelica, has assembled an inspiring collection of her powerful insights, comic musings, and no-nonsense guidance for everyday living. Culled from never-before-seen interviews, private conversations, and recorded lessons not heard in over thirty years, to which Arroyo had exclusive access, these selections capture Mother Angelica’s spunky spirit and profound wisdom at their zenith. In Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality, the beloved nun is your personal mentor. Together you’ll discover: How to find God’s Will in your life How to pursue inspirations fearlessly How to make sense of pain and suffering How to spiritually overcome personal faults and trials Created in cooperation with Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, this devotional treasury is accompanied by original prayers from Mother Angelica’s private collection. Within are the meditations, personal beliefs, and pithy life lessons that transformed a disabled child of divorce into Mother Angelica, founder and CEO of the world’s largest religious media empire. Packed with real-world hope, this little book is sure to transform your life in a big way. A portion of the proceeds of this book goes to support the work of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery

Learning Through Life's Trials

Author: Larry Richman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780941846172

Category:

Page: 32

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"You can choose to see a trial as a roadblock or an expressway. If you see it as a roadblock, it will obstruct your way. However, if you see it as an expressway, you can use it to learn and grow." "The gospel of Jesus Christ is the plan whereby we can become what God wants us to become. In fact, we become great people because of our trials, not in spite of them." This booklet reviews the nature, origins, and purposes of adversity and includes suggestions on how to patiently trust in the Lord and His eternal plan and how to use these trials to learn and grow stronger. You can benefit from your trials if you: Develop a relationship with God Let others help you Let God carry your burdens Trust that the Lord is in control and allow His will to be done Remember that everyone has challenges Let adversity make you a better person Live with integrity Be patient Make the best of your situation Serve others Keep a positive attitude Keep an eternal perspective

Set Me on Fire

What It Means to Be Filled with the Presence of God

Author: Malcolm MacDonald

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 9780857216915

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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What it means to be filled with the fire of God, as the believers were at Pentecost Most Christians have, deep within them, a hunger for a more authentic and fulfilling experience of God. "Set Me on Fire" examines what it means to be filled with the fire of God, as the believers were at Pentecost. For over 20 years Malcolm Macdonald has been thinking about, studying, and teaching on this subject. "Set Me On Fire" is aimed at people who have a sense of spiritual hunger and desire for revival, but are not sure what this means, or how to get there. It uses the theme of the fire of God across scripture to paint a picture of what it looks like to be on fire for God. Author Malcolm Macdonald covers themes such as holiness, revival, mission, God's presence, prayer, intimacy with God and suffering He helps readers to grasp the challenges of seeking to be a radical disciple, along the way offering personal reflections from his own journey.

The Joy of the Gospel

Evangelii Gaudium

Author: Pope Francis

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0553419544

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The perfect gift! A specially priced, beautifully designed hardcover edition of The Joy of the Gospel with a foreword by Robert Barron and an afterword by James Martin, SJ. “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus… In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis This special edition of Pope Francis's popular message of hope explores themes that are important for believers in the 21st century. Examining the many obstacles to faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles, he emphasizes the importance of service to God and all his creation. Advocating for “the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned,” the Holy Father shows us how to respond to poverty and current economic challenges that affect us locally and globally. Ultimately, Pope Francis demonstrates how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, “to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.” Profound in its insight, yet warm and accessible in its tone, The Joy of the Gospel is a call to action to live a life motivated by divine love and, in turn, to experience heaven on earth. Includes a foreword by Robert Barron, author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage From the Hardcover edition.

Momentum

Pursuing God's Blessings Through the Beatitudes

Author: Colin S. Smith

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802493742

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Beatitudes are not telling you how to become a Christian—they tell you what a true Christian looks like. Everyone wants to be blessed. We want to be blessed in life, blessed in death, and blessed in eternity. In the Beatitudes, the Son of God tells us about the life that is blessed and about the people who are blessed. But Jesus does more than just describe a blessed life, He gives us a way to actually pursue it. If you want to make strides in overcoming sin, growing in godliness, abounding in good works, and enjoying intimacy with the Lord, this book is for you. And if you have lost hope that any of these things are possible, this book is especially for you. You can make progress, starting today.

Hard as Nails

A Mission to Awaken Youth to the Power of God's Love

Author: Justin Fatica

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385527179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

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The cofounder of the Hard as Nails Ministries describes his unconventional methods of spreading the word of God, explains why he goes to such extremes to make his message heard, and presents stories of people whose lives have been transformed by his work.

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

Author: John Piper,Justin Taylor

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 143351902X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In the last few years, 9/11, a tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and many other tragedies have shown us that the vision of God in today's churches in relation to evil and suffering is often frivolous. Against the overwhelming weight and seriousness of the Bible, many Christians are choosing to become more shallow, more entertainment-oriented, and therefore irrelevant in the face of massive suffering. In Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, contributors John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Saint, Carl Ellis, David Powlison, Dustin Shramek, and Mark Talbot explore the many categories of God's sovereignty as evidenced in his Word. They urge readers to look to Christ, even in suffering, to find the greatest confidence, deepest comfort, and sweetest fellowship they have ever known.

For the Fame of God's Name

Essays in Honor of John Piper

Author: Sam Storms,Justin Taylor

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433523212

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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John Piper has had a profound impact on countless men and women over his nearly thirty years of ministry. From his online ministry with Desiring God to his preaching ministry at Bethlehem Baptist to his writing ministry in over thirty books, his faithful service has encouraged and challenged many with God’s Word. Piper’s influence does not stem from his own abilities and accomplishments, but finds its source in his consistent and humble leading of others to Scripture, where the breathtaking glory of God is displayed in all its wonder. We rejoice and are changed as we encounter glorious truths about God in Piper’s ministry. It is in this spirit that friends and colleagues of Piper, including Wayne Grudem, D. A. Carson, Randy Alcorn, and others, honor him by presenting essays covering topics central to his ministry: prayer, the sovereignty of God, justification, Jonathan Edwards, Christian Hedonism, and more. Pastors, scholars, and lay leaders will benefit from this tribute to a man who has labored so faithfully for the fame of God’s name.

Power of Your Life Message

Author: David Crone

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 076849091X

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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Through real-life stories and experiences, your defined ideas and beliefs about what God wants for your life will be changed forever! This powerful book gives you vital insights into how to find your purpose and life message. If you are struggling to know God’s will, path, or purpose for your life, The Power of Your Life Message will reveal the secrets to seeing how God uses your ordinary, everyday experiences to become the person He created you to be. Glory to God! He is able to do so much more than we can even think of or ask for. God uses the power that is working in us (Ephesians 3:20 PEB). You are not alone (or crazy) in your struggle to find His will. Author David Crone shares the experiences of his deeply personal journey that ended with an intimate relationship with His heavenly Father. You will be challenged to change your mindset, which opens the door to internal transformation. You will learn how to define your life message and how to make decisions that lead to fulfilling God’s exhilarating and exciting plans for your current and eternal destiny.

Favor with Kings

God's Purpose, Your Passion, and the Process of Doing Great Things

Author: Caleb Anderson

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434710920

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Favor with Kings is a remarkably unique and inspiring look at the ancient Hebrew story of Nehemiah. Author Caleb Anderson takes the story to places it has never been before so that you can go to places you have never gone to before. The world needs you to be you, and to do what only you can do. Don’t miss this rare combination of biblical insight and catalytic personal development. On this journey of finding your distinct part in a bigger story, you’ll be guided to identify your purpose, or dream develop your passion, or conviction create your plan of action empower people to play their role persevere through inevitable adversity If you’ve ever had a dream; if you’ve ever felt stuck or restless; if you’ve ever experienced the discouragement of feeling like you’re behind, not good enough, or disqualified; if you’ve started but lack the courage or conviction to stay the course, then this book is for you. (Includes a reader's guide for group discussion or personal study.)