Description : What if the most important word is the one in the middle? We often think of doubt as the opposite of faith, but could it actually strengthen our relationship with God? According to John Ortberg, best-selling author and pastor, the very nature of faith requires the presence of uncertainty. In this refreshingly candid look at a life of faith, he traces the line between belief and unbelief: less a dividing line between hostile camps than a razor's edge that runs through every soul. His findings point us toward the relief of being totally honest. Questions can expand our understanding, uncertainty can lead to trust, and honest faith can produce outrageous hope. Written from Ortberg's own struggle with faith and doubt, this book will challenge, comfort, and inspire you with the truth that God wants all of us - including our doubts.
Description : Why did I write this book? The answer to this question is very simple and plain. I received instructions from my Lord Jesus Christ during the first quarter of 2009 to write this book. After I received my call from the Lord Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all nations, he began using me to hold bible studies in the market place, on different jobs where I worked, on the streets, over the radio in several states, and across different pulpits, not only where I pastored but in other churches as well—this started from blue collar workers to top notch executives. For several years I had the opportunity of visiting with different Christians from all walks of life and the Lord gave me two questions to ask them: 1. Are you a born again believer? Their answer would be Oh yes for several years now. 2. Do you have any idea of what God has called and destined you to do? Only 2 out of 10 would say I believe so. During several years of research I’ve found out that 80 percent of the body of Christ has no idea of what they are called to do in this earth. I had no idea of why God had me researching these questions for so many years, but now I can clearly see that he had this book in mind. What an awesome God we serve! While working in the Merger and Acquisition business in January of 2009 in Dallas, Texas, I was visiting with a firm’s director who is a very sharp Christian brother whom I’ve admired a lot because of his knowledge of the business world. I asked him the second research question; Do you know what God has called and destined you to do? His answer was no, and then I asked a colleague of mine the same question, his answer was also no. So while driving home that afternoon from the firm, just as you turn on a light in a dark room to see what’s in the room, light came on in my spirit, and there was a voice with that light saying, write a book on How to Know Without A Shadow of Doubt What God Has Called and Destined You To Do. So in obedience to my Lord Jesus Christ, here is the book that the Lord has given me instructions to write. This is not a book to read in your leisure time and then stick it somewhere on the shelf in your library, but this is a small compact book of revelation for application to help you know what you are called to do and help you to get in your place of assignment. God’s whole creation is waiting for the body of Christ to get in our place of destiny and do what we are called to do. God finished his work in six days! Jesus on the cross said that it is finished and gave up the ghost, died, and was placed in a borrowed tomb. He has risen on the third day and is now seated on the right hand of the Father making intercessions for the saints in the earth and has passed the Paton to the sons of God in the earth. Jesus and the Father are in heaven looking and waiting for the sons of God to complete our assignment that has been given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ, but the body of Christ is out of their place and have no idea of what they have been called and assigned to do. This book will help the body of Christ to find out what we have been called and assigned by the Lord to do so that we can all get in the place of assignment and complete the work that been assigned to our hands to do. The Blessing of the Lord is upon you!
Description : A daughter's account of how one moment of violence shattered lives, made heroes, and continues to affect change in the world. On March 25, 1988, Debi Whitlock was brutally murdered in her Modesto, California, home. Debi's murder devastated her family-and sent her loved ones careening on radically different paths. Debi's mother, Jacque, wanted answers. Over the next nine years, Jacque courageously fought what others called a losing battle-and learned how to deal with the authorities, the media, and the public so that her daughter's killer would not go unpunished. Debi's husband, Harold, was tossed down another path. Police investigators focused their suspicions on him, eventually uncovering motives and opportunity-but never enough to make a case. Judged harshly in the court of public opinion, the once funny, intelligent, and fiercely loyal man fell into a spiral of guilt, anger, and alcoholism. Told by Harold's adult daughter-the last person to see Debi alive-this is the story of a terrible murder and investigation that led to the ultimate end of one man's life, and a renewed sense of purpose and hope in one woman's life.
Description : Filled with stunning full-color photos, this eye-popping book takes you game by game through the Trojans incredible 2004 season. Relive USC's dominant season from the season opener against Virginia Tech, close calls against conference rivals Stanford, Cal, and UCLA, and a blowout victory against longtime rival Notre Dame. Game wraps, stats and of course, the 2005 Orange Bowl victory over Oklahoma for the National Championship are all here. Also included are profiles of USC's biggest stars, like Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Matt Leinart, running back Reggie Bush, and coach Pete Carroll . Follow the Trojans from the hot summer practices through the hot Orange Bowl celebration with a keepsake that will allow you to relive this special season for years to come.
Description : Fear is the rejection of faith. Fear brings worry. Worry robs the body of rest. Worry has no place in the life of a Christian. Fear and worry are doubt manifested in our lives, doubt that does not exist where there is faith. In Theres No Room for Doubt: The Just Shall Live by Faith, author and ordained minister Hilda Marie Barton shows us the path to conquering fear and worrythe path to faith in Jesus Christ. Through His Word in the Bible, Jesus Christ gives us the roadmap to finding our way out of our problems, away from grief and misery and toward feeling whole and renewed. Each chapter of Theres No Room for Doubt focuses on a pivotal theme in the Bible and discusses relating passages to help readers understand these themes. Bartons insights are accessible and wise, and she does not hesitate to be truthful, even if that truth is painful. There are as many problems in the world as there are people to have them, but there is one solution for every problem: stand in faith. When we walk with God and feel His strength and love, there is truly no room for doubt. He has it all under control and will sustain usand that is something to believe.
Description : Your youth group is like no other-so a cookie-cutter curriculum just won't do. With a single book you have the basics for 15 complete sessions-and you can put it all together in a way that works for you. Each topic has been developed by ministry experts to be teen-relevant and spiritually enriching. Each five-session book also includes a 14-point plan for customizing your program, a selection of icebreakers, thought provokers, reproducible handouts, and an encouraging how-to article from well-known youth ministry experts! Can I Really Know Jesus? Why Be a Christian?--Deciding Whether It's Worth Following Jesus (Helps kids--seekers, new Christians, and raised-in-church "veterans"--discover why Jesus deserves their lives. Deals with the costs of following Jesus.) Face-to-Face with Jesus--What He's Really Like (Helps kids understand that Jesus is a real person, sort out misunderstandings about Christ and discover "up close" the personal appeal of his feelings, humor, friendship, courage, and love.) Extreme Close-up--How You and God Can Stay Connected (Helps kids understand how to develop a close personal relationship with God. Insights into topics such as studying God's Word, talking and listening to God, worshiping Him, fellowshipping with other Christians, etc.) Features: 400+ options for full customization 15 sessions with reproducible resources
Description : Mike Babcock is the only hockey coach in the history of the game to lead teams to victory in the Stanley Cup, the World Championship, and the Olympic Games. Currently head coach for the Detroit Red Wings, he is arguably the best coach in the game today. In this book, against the dramatic backdrop of the Canadian men's gold medal victory in Vancouver, Babcock provides an inspiring roadmap for achieving goals and fulfilling dreams. This is not just a book about hockey but a book about life, rooted in Babcock's "Leave No Doubt" credo. Written by Babcock and his longtime friend Rick Larsen, the credo hung on Team Canada's dressing-room wall during their historic run to Olympic gold. It provides a compelling framework for excelling in life. Illuminated by revealing stories about overcoming doubt, "owning pressure," and making a difference, "Leave No Doubt" is based on a firm belief in everyday commitment and a step by step approach to being "better than good enough." The words originally written for Canada's Olympic gold medal hockey team - leave no doubt, every day counts, our determination will define us - inspire an approach to succeeding in life that is relevant to people of all interests and ambitions. Athlete or not, each of us will find valuable guidance in this succinct primer from one of the most respected leaders in sports.
Description : The eclectic Orange County band No Doubt was formed in 1986 by Eric Stefani and John Spence who soon recruited Eric’s younger sister Gwen as co-vocalist. With the addition of Tony Kanal on Bass, they launched a 20 year career that would fuse ska, grunge, alt. rock and shades of several other musical genres into a unique mix. The 1987 suicide of John Spence resulted in the battlefield promotion of Gwen to lead vocalist, a shift that would prove a launch pad for her future solo career and media celebrity status. Through it all No Doubt went from strength to strength and in 1995, following the departure of Eric Stefani, finally found mainstream success when their third album, Tragic Kingdom, enjoyed over 15 million sales worldwide. Since then this ska-loving band from Southern California has flourished. Despite a frequently changing line-up and the potential distraction of Sven’s parallel solo career, No Doubt have stayed true to their mission to be musical and visual innovators.
Description : BIRTH TO HOMELESSNESS This story is a fifty year journey about an alien, born Thomas M. Asshole on the planet earth. At point fifty years of age in human form, alienate into his son on earth. Fifteen years have passed since the writing of Birth to Homeless. In those fifteen years, I, His Son Thomas M. Askew is now in the tenth year of my recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. I am now sixty five years old, living life to the fullest and will pen the entirety of the last fifteen years or more in my next book. Peace to all those out there in the world going through what I have been through. We fall down, but we get back up.
Description : This book was written for the Jew who seeks evidence and proofs that the principal beliefs of Judaism are indeed true. Readable and friendly, inspiring and refreshing, this book presents the main issues of Judaism in depth. It includes compelling evidence to there being a Creator, evidence to the Divine origin of the Torah, to there being a spiritual soul and the World To Come, and Divine guidance throughout Jewish history. It discusses the problems with Evolution, and it deals with the Holocaust and human suffering. It also provides many other sources for further reading, and a glossary of terms. This is a newly adapted edition of the original work, tailored to meet the needs of beginners to Judaism. This volume contains website references and an added appendix on the origins of Christianity and Islam.