Description : God has promised to be present with us. He offers us his peace, forgiveness and love. He wants to hear about our lives and meet our needs. Most of all, God extends to us the gift of his presence in our lives. This book shows how we can experience the riches of God's love. "Quiet time" is an opportunity to meet with God - to pray, worship, reflect and study the Bible. It is a part of the day when worries and responsibilities are set aside so that God can speak to us. Discover not only how to set aside a time and place, but how to become a peaceful person and meet with a partner. Quiet time experiences go in phases - sometimes exciting and powerful and at other times dry and stale. Stephen Eyre walks us through these dynamics, showing how we can learn from all our experiences - and avoid the trap of guilt. If you want to know God better, this book shows you where to start. Each chapter contains devotional exercises that allow you to put what you are reading into action. Come, and discover the joy of drawing close to God.
Description : The Bible is full of questions asked by God, Jesus, ordinary people, Satan, and even a donkey. Some are questions that we've wrestled with but have been reluctant to voice. Others are asked to comfort, to convict, or to reinforce spiritual principles. Drawing Closer to God examines 365 of these questions to uncover biblical truth readers can apply personally to their lives. Each devotional concludes with a question designed to encourage reflection and prayer, leaving readers with practical takeaway and a renewed appreciation for God's Word.
Description : Drawing Close to God is a 365-day devotional book. Through each devotion you will be able to study, receive revelation and gain understanding of God's word. Setting aside time every day to grow and comprehend God's word not only enhances your relationship with God but will also transforms your life. This book is compiled of daily devotions to help motivate you to run the race of life depending on God's strength and grasping the love He has for mankind. Each day captivates God's message of hope in the Bible, drawing us closer and closer through each scripture.
Description : The intent of this book is to spread the joy of the Lord to those who know Him those who join in fellowship with others so that we can rejoice in peace, grace, rest, love and knowledge of what God has done for us. We look forward to Heaven and seeing our loved ones again. We join in fellowship with others to share the love of God with those in need and seeking the lost. For years I have been rhyming words. My mother encouraged me in my early teens to write poetry. Through the years, I have written and lost many poems. Days were busy with a growing household; my husband, myself, three sons and one daughter. Over the years, the Lord has blessed us with ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren I shared some of my poems with my friends Walter and Charlene Hoard. We decided that he would make tracts out of them by adding Scriptures that fit the poems. I asked God to use me, at the age of seventy-two, to touch the lives of others with comfort and fill them with the great love that God has given me. God wakes me up early in the morning, from midnight to until 5 am, to write for Him. I know its from Him because I am blessed when I read it. My desire is to serve God however He allows me. This is my second book of poetry, Meditations was published in January of 2014, by Westbow Press.
Description : True religion confronts earth with heaven and brings eternity to bear upon time. The messenger of Christ, though he speaks from God, must also, as the Quakers used to say, "speak to the condition" of his hearers; otherwise he will speak a language known only to himself. His message must be not only timeless but timely. He must speak to his own generation. The message of this book does not grow out of these times but it is appropriate to them. It is called forth by a condition which has existed in the Church for some years and is steadily growing worse. I refer to the loss of the concept of majesty from the popular religious mind. The Church has surrendered her once lofty concept of God and has substituted for it one so low, so ignoble, as to be utterly unworthy of thinking, worshipping men. This she has done not deliberately, but little by little and without her knowledge; and her very unawareness only makes her situation all the more tragic.
Description : In Drawing Near, John Bevere invites readers to explore a life of intimacy with God. Emphasizing the need for obedience, he urges us to practice-just as we would practice anything we hope to improve-our communication with the Holy Spirit. Understanding that prayer is a dialogue, not a monologue, Bevere encourages us to listen at the Father's feet. Study questions in each chapter offer opportunity for reflection, and a "How to draw near to God" section offers practical steps toward developing true intimacy with Him.
Description : "Drawing Closer to God: A Totally Practical, Non-Religious Guide to Prayer" is a twelve lesson course for individual or small group study by two of America's prayer coaches, Eddie and Alice Smith. It begins with how to use prayer as a friend of God; and moves toward using prayer to extend God's kingdom throughout the earth! It's been likened to, "a seminary course in prayer."
Description : This is a book for those struggling to establish an effective life of prayer. Written neither for seasoned monastic nor lofty scholar, "A Beginner's Guide to Prayer" speaks to the average man or woman on the street who desires a deeper relationship with God but is unsure how or where to begin. Drawing from nearly 2000 years of Orthodox spiritual wisdom, the author offers warm, practical, pastoral advice whose genius is to be found in its homespun simplicity and straightforwardness of style. If you've been desiring to make prayer a meaningful and regular part of your life, this book will help set you on your way. But be careful! Prayer can be habit forming! In fact, the advice offered in this book may just change the course of the rest of your life. So, in the words of the author, "What are you waiting for? Start to pray!"
Description : Drawing Closer to God is a faith themed adult coloring book to help those wanting to draw closer to God through coloring. It makes a meaningful gift for those going through grief, trials, loneliness or changes. There are scripture verses, words of songs, and words to encourage those on their spiritual journey. Use it in worship, as therapy, to relax, to reflect in a unique and creative way. The pages are printed on one side for ideal results. The book includes 24 original art designs by Nami Nakamura. Additional coloring books can be viewed via denamistudio.com or on Amazon.com. Nami has coloring books for grief, encouragement and the Christmas/holidays along with many other helpful publications for creative living.
Description : Pastor Jamin Goggin and theology professor Kyle Strobel provide a path to abiding with God. We were formed from the dust, but we were made for life with God. We often accept less. We make promises and set goals to try and grow, but holiness seems impossible. But the Christian life is not about looking or feeling like a Christian. It’s about abiding in God. If communion with God is your goal, self-help strategies and personal resolutions will fail you. But Jesus Christ will not. Drawing deeply from Scripture and narrating their own experiences, Pastor Jamin Goggin and theology professor Kyle Strobel wrote this book to be a companion for your journey with Jesus in the truth of yourself – as his beloved dust. This is not weighing tasks and rewards, but is a process of patience, prayer, and openheartedness. Prayerfully read this book. Prepare your heart for the gifts God has for you. Beloved Dust invites readers to discover the fundamental simplicity and radical transformation of being with God. "Beloved Dust is an intelligent vision for life with God through prayer, and many of its rich images have stayed with me long after I put down the pages." - Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine “In BELOVED DUST, Kyle and Jamin tell us the truth about who we are and why we're here in a way that will draw you closer to God. Here is great wisdom on spiritual growth and friendship with God; written by two people whose friendship for each is evident—and who will become your friends before the end of the book.” - John Ortberg, author of Soul Keeping "This is a important look at the most important aspect of life—what a genuine relationship with God really looks like. Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel address our expectations and frustrations about spiritual growth in a hopeful, empowering way. Beloved Dust strikes the rare balance of being rich and deep while remaining practical and engaging. This book delivers on what it means, and doesn’t mean, to grow in a relationship with God.” - Jud Wilhite, author of Pursued, sr. pastor of Central Christian Church In a culture of pop Christianity that serves a fast food gospel for consumers wanting drive-by spirituality, Goggin and Strobel defy expectations. Their book leads the reader on a slow, inward journey to discover the deeper hunger in their souls--a hunger for God himself. It is a beautiful and gracious exploration of prayer that everyone seeking a truer, deeper, and more authentic life with Christ should read. This book will draw you into a richer communion with God as it did for me, and that is the highest compliment I can possibly offer. -Skye Jethani, author of WITH and FUTUREVILLE. "This book in your hands will remind you to stop, to revel in God’s fatherly presence, and to just be. That God is God and you are you, and that you are his, and that our dustiness is a beautiful thing. I am thankful for Jamin and Kyle’s gift to us within these pages." -Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes From a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World