Description : What Would Jesus Do? It’s an excellent question. This time-honored book is the story of one church’s pledge to ask “What would Jesus do?” before making any decision, however small or large. For some, following Christ’s example brings great joy. For others, it causes misunderstanding, conflict, and suffering. In His Steps has a most unusual appeal to the Christian to follow in Christ’s steps, regardless of what others may do. Without a doubt, you’ll find this abridged and updated edition to be one of the most challenging yet entertaining books you have ever read. Now includes a special selection from the upcoming In His Place by Harry C. Griffith. When Pastor Long challenges his prominent but self-satisfied congregation to become a living force for Christ in their small North Georgia town, he is blindsided by personal trials. Responding to Christ’s command “As the Father has sent me, so I send you,” he tackles these difficult situations--and more--over a tumultuous week of trials and testing and ultimately learns (as he leads) what it means to walk In His Place.
Description : In His Steps is the dramatic story of a pastor and a small group of Christians who determined in their hearts to react in every situation as they thought Jesus would. Set against the hypocrisy and social upheavals of the 1890s, it provides delightful color and style, and depicts the same sordid plight of churches and Christians today. Founded upon God's Word, its focus is the verse in 1 Peter: "e;For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps."e; Because of a sudden and upsetting incident which disrupted the Sunday morning worship service of a small congregation, the world has been set aglow for Christ. Souls have been challenged to find the perfect will of God for their lives, to follow the steps of the Saviour wherever they should lead and despite persecution or crucifixion that might follow--just to know the joy of walking In His Steps.
Description : This book describes the experiences of the author's great-uncle, Wilberforce Cooper, who was an Anglican priest ministering to the people of Vancouver's downtown east side during 1921-1952. Reverend Cooper began his ecclesiastical calling in the slums of London and then as a British Army chaplain in the hospitals and trenches of WW1 before moving to Canada - first to the B.C. Cariboo and then to be the rector of St. James Church in Vancouver. During the early-mid 1900s the East End of Vancouver was home to most of the city's poor, homeless, addicted and unemployed, and was a magnet for illegal intoxicants, disreputable venues and prostitution. In addition, the East End was where Chinese and Japanese immigrants had settled and their presence attracted the continuing attention of white racists. And all this vice and prejudice was enabled by a corrupt Civic Administration that depended upon graft. This was the parish that Father Cooper presided over and where he became well known and loved as someone who cared and fought for the physical as well as the spiritual wellbeing of each individual resident. The author has made use of unpublished memoirs as well as stories in newspapers and other writings to document his great-uncle's life and times. While a number of references to Rev. Cooper's religious thought and outreach can be found in the literature, this is the first book to address his work and actions solidly within the context of the social and political milieu of the Lower Mainland during his tenure.
Description : In the first comprehensive biography of this religious writer, social crusader, and pastor of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, Timothy Miller focuses on Sheldon's life and ideas as a social reformer as well as the circumstances surrounding publication of In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do?
Description : Everyone thought someone was doing what needed to be done to help the poor and needy, but people were slipping through the cracks. A mother and her children are overlooked, and a child dies.Written for those who believe the Bible is the ultimate authority in all issues of life, this group of Christians feel they totally blew it by replacing God's written instructions with the status quo. Wanting to not make that mistake again, the Reverend Jim Harter leads a faithful few to embark on a one-year Bible study to ensure they apply Christ's model of faith and obedience in all matters of faith, life, business, and love. Sound impossible? It will be without the Holy Spirit's help and a simple question to guide them, “What does the Bible say?” -- but not everyone is happy with the changes.Ten years in the making and reflective of much of the author's 17 years as a Southern Baptist Pastor, In His Very Steps is a new Christian fiction series emphasizing seven disciplines around the disciples cross: obedience, witnessing, prayer, worship, fellowship, service, and discipleship. In "What Does the Bible Say?" Dr. Williams applies conservative theology and years of evangelical ministry to address ripped-out-of-the-headlines topics: evolution, professional ethics, pre-marital sex, contemporary theology, social responsibility, Christian division, Christianity and politics, and more.The stunning ending will leave you rejoicing while considering how wonderful the world could be if people lived by God's precepts instead of mankind's good-boy guidelines. In reality, living in the very steps of Jesus is not only possible but it is a promised, future reality (Rev 21).
Description : The Apply the Word Study Bible brings you to an intimate understanding of the Bible's message, helps you think about it and apply it to your lives. People of all ages and walks of life will enjoy the fresh style of the feature articles, which are directed at helping you approach life with the mind of Christ. You will discover that the Bible is a very practical book, just what is needed to guide you through every day. Featuring the New King James Version, the best translation for Bible study, abundant sidebar articles and vibrant full-color design, the Apply the Word Study Bible is the perfect companion for everyday living. Features include: New King James Version, the best translation for study Hundreds of sidebar articles for seeing the relevance of Scripture for everyday living Insightful introductions to the books of the Bible Informative notes about people and places of Bible times Full-color page design provides a helpful and interesting visual encounter with Scripture Charts, tables and maps provide abundant Bible information Concordance for helpful reference Full-color maps to illustrate the Bible lands 8.5-point type size