Description : A philosophical study on the high price of life, love & happiness which probes the significance of pain & suffering. By looking at the complex, demanding & compassionate Christianity that Jesus lived & died for, this text examines why the human experience inevitability encompasses both joy & suffering, disappointment & success, heartbreak & achievement. It details how philosophy, theology & psychology have been twisted & subverted to draw believers away from, instead of closer to, God.
Description : God loves us and wants us to love Him, each other, and ourselves. God never intended anyone to be victimized, and it is important that we love and respect ourselves, holding ourselves in high regard. Domestic violence is sin, and violent interactions break the greatest commandments. Violence is incompatible with love, and thats why it is important to embrace Gods word to find out exactly what it says to us about Gods love. Furthermore, we know the Holy Spirit neither produces nor condones abuse, for love and gentleness are Fruit of the Spirit according to Galatians. We are precious to Him. We are valuable to God, and His sacrifice for us proves that. No matter what we have been told, what experiences we have had, what mistakes we have made, God loves us and wants us to be loved. We do not have to labor in an arena God never intended for us to labor in, He wants us to be free. If you are in a relationship that threatens your mental and physical health, your soul and your temple, seek guidance and strength from a God who knows your struggle. He is ready to deliver you because you have dwelt long enough on this mountain.
Description : Through a study of Biblical teachings, commentaries, and ecclesiastical histories, you will learn exactly what Apocalyptic events are coming on the earth, when they are coming, why God is bringing such judgments, who will be most affected, and what escape has been provided by God. Learn about the 7000 year dateline of mortal man. The first 2000 years was the Patriarchal Age (Adam to Abraham). Next, was the 2000 year Time of Israel. The next 2000 years was the Time of Gentiles. The last 1000 years will see Jesus return to the house of Israel, gather them from heaven and earth, and establish them as His people for the thousand year Sabbath of Creation and eternity. Heaven will be here on earth; with a New Jerusalem in North America and with Jerusalem as the cities of God and Jesus. The Bible teaches all of the Apocalyptic events will occur by 2007. Man cannot begin to imagine the horror of these events. They will make the Great Flood seem like a brief shower. Only a third of the house of Israel is to survive. Gentiles will be, "as though they had not been." The world is to be scourged with asteroid/comet impacts, fire, hail, pestilence, famine, and a decease that will end all nations. Death will be more common than life. Only a relatively few will survive. Here is the untold story of why God stopped speaking to man in 99 AD; and when He was to speak again. The Bible tells how a beast (kingdom) destroyed the Church of Christ, divine authority, and finally every saint of God on the earth. Learn how Constantine, in 325 AD, amalgamated pagan Rome with Christianity; and created this beast of Revelations that was to rule supreme over the souls of man for 1260 years. Discover how the Bible provides the true story of this beast, the image of the beast, the mark of the beast, and antiChrist. There was to be a brief restoration of divine authority in the last days; and then only a very small remnant would remain to offer escape. When Jesus returns, He is to destroy those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel. This book reveals the true character, attributes, and will of God. Here is the true identity of Jesus Christ. Learn of the original gospel of Christ. The relationship between God and His people is traced from Adam to the end of mortal man. Most important, here is the only Biblical escape from Armageddon; and path to eternal life.
Description : In search of authentic Christianity, author Jim Hohnberger and his family found the restorative power of God's love. As a result, the Hohnbergers have helped others remove life's draining distractions, and countless lives have been transformed. In Escape to God, readers will be challenged and inspired to put aside the card-punching religion of "Churchianity" and experience the indescribable peace and empowerment God intends for His people.
Description : A call for pastors to return to their biblical calling as shepherds. Escape from Church, Inc. calls pastor-leaders away from the business executive model of doing church and back to the model of a caring shepherd who tends his sheep. Wagner offers a practical and biblically sound view of how pastors can become all God intended them to be and guides them into new vision, new values, and a new way of pastoring that begins not with doing, but with seeing and being.
Description : Your pew is not a safe place! Read the life changing God Stories that took an ordinary family from the grips of the Southern Comfort Christian Society into the supernatural realm of a loving God. The historical formation of pew-bound, members of the Southern Comfort Christian Society is of the enemy and not of God. John 15:15 clearly states we are "friends of God," and as such I declare that God would never enter into a friendship without embracing the very being of the other person. He's interested in our desires, our dreams, and wants very much to engage us daily. Excerpt from book John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. KVJ Is your family pew bound ? What's on your radar screen? In Escape from the Southern Comfort Christian Society Popeye Harnish challenges you to see the opportunities for your family. The day by day God stories from his family reveals the unthinkable signs, wonders, and miracles that happen in ordinary life. You'll laugh, cry, and want some for yourself after each story. You will grasp how close your own family circumstances parallel theirs. As each God story ends you'll fully understand, "I can have that." Popeye Harnish is a Care Pastor and Life Coach with his wife Rhonda for Victory Life Sherman, A Duane Sheriff ministry in North Texas. A graduate from Corning College and The University of Texas Arlington he holds degrees in Human Services, Clinical Social Work and Sociology. Together they own Above Access a ADA Handicap Construction firm that services clients in Texas and Oklahoma. They are a blended family of seven children and seventeen grandchildren.
Description : Sacred poetry from twelve mystics and saints, rendered brilliantly by Daniel Ladinsky, beloved interpreter of verses by the fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz In this luminous collection, Daniel Ladinsky—best known for his gifted and bestselling interpretations of the great Sufi poet Hafiz—brings together the timeless work of twelve of the world's finest spiritual writers, six from the East and six from the West. Once again Ladinsky reveals his talent for creating profound and playful renditions of classic poems for a modern audience. Rumi's joyous, ecstatic love poems; St. Francis's loving observations of nature through the eyes of Catholicism; Kabir's wild, freeing humor that synthesizes Hindu, Muslim, and Christian beliefs; St. Teresa's sensual verse; and the mystical, healing words of Sufi poet Hafiz—these along with inspiring works by Rabia, Meister Eckhart, St. Thomas Aquinas, Mira, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and Tukaram are all “love poems by God,” from writers considered to be "conduits of the divine." A spiritual treasure to cherish always.
Description : He survived a turbulent childhood in war-torn London, earned degrees with honors from Cambridge University, was ordained in the Church of England, became an Anglican worker-priest, and emigrated to the United States. He has been a prolific broadcaster for the BBC, helped organize the Public Broadcasting System in America, was a founding chairman of National Public Radio, and became a senior management consultant for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He designed and directed the first system of suicide and crisis counseling centers in California (a model for later centers nationwide) and helped found the Parsonage, an Episcopalian ministry on behalf of gay rights in the Castro section of San Francisco. And all the while, Bernard Duncan Mayes struggled to reconcile his views on sexuality--and his experience as a gay man--with his theological and cultural beliefs. In an entirely honest and engaging voice, Mayes offers considerably more than autobiographical recollections of his life as priest, journalist, university teacher and administrator, and gay rights activist. Throughout Escaping God's Closet, Bernard Mayes recounts how social and doctrinal oppression posed fundamental challenges to his own belief system, but led him to revelations about sexuality, Christianity, and the nature of human existence itself.