Description : During the dissolution of the former Carolingian Empire, warfare and plunder went unchecked. An innovative response to this violence was the Church-led initiative known as the Peace of God, perhaps history's earliest mass peace movement. In the thirteen essays collected here, leading scholars consider key aspects of the movement and episodes in its history.
Description : This volume is a comparative study of the development of the thought of Luther and Melanchthon on the role of secular magistrates in the church that, in contrast to most earlier studies, sees essential agreement between them despite differences of argumentation.
Description : Ours is an age of anxiety. We worry about our children, jobs, homes, health, and finances. News and social media feed our fears. Even the fear of missing out leads to anxiety. The solution isn't to rid ourselves of the sources of anxiety but to recognize that anxiety originates from a spiritual influence--and then use the weapons of power, love, and a sound mind to fight back and live in God's peace. Sharing her own story of emerging from the battle with anxiety as well as the stories of others, Dr. Michelle Bengtson reminds you of your identity as a follower of Christ and of the peace he promises you in spite of everything. She provides tools to cope with the crushing emotional burden of anxiety now, and, more importantly, shows you how to reclaim God's peace as a way of life so that you can break anxiety's grip.
Description : "Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Bringing a distinctly Christian perspective to the subject of finding true rest in the midst of daily pressures, Siang-Yang Tan diagnoses what ails us and provides thoroughly practical steps to help us respond to Jesus' invitation. "In this book, Siang-Yang Tan draws from a richness of experience to write with warmth and compassion. Since he himself knows the difficulty of slowing down in these hyperactive times, he is able to give practical guidelines to others, drawn from a wealth of information found in the Scriptures, empirical research, and psychological reports. . . . If rest is not easy for you to put into practice, learn from an author who is growing at a healthy pace and willing to bring others along on the journey." -from the Foreword, by Dr. Gary R. Collins SIANG-YANG TAN is professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also serves as Senior Pastor of First Evangelical Church in Glendale, California. He has authored or co-authored eight previous books, including Disciplines of the Holy Spirit and Understanding Depression. He is an associate editor of The Journal of Psychology and Christianity.
Description : Highlighting the presence of God's perfect peace, Elizabeth George helps women know God's perfect peace in every circumstance in their lives. They will discover how to respond to the needs of others; mature in Christ; and overcome anxiety. The "heart response" sections help readers grasp Paul's teachings and focus on God's loving provisions.
Description : “If I can only have a moment of peace. Just an hour or two with no worries, no cares, no troubles ... just peace and quiet.” We’ve all felt like this at one point or another. When our schedules are packed and everything just seems to go wrong, all we want to do is run away. But we seldom can. Peace can, however, be achieved without running away and hiding. The 366 devotions in PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE by Angus Buchan will help you to find peace amidst the hustle and bustle, worries and troubles of everyday life. You will discover that peace is possible regardless of your circumstances if you spend time in God’s presence. Find out what it means to cast your cares on God, to be in Jesus’ presence, to conquer life’s troubles through God’s strength, and to weather the storms of life with God by your side. PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE will revitalize and refresh your soul with a Scripture passage for each day, a meditation in Angus’s characteristic conversational style as well as a prayer. Find your place of peace and draw closer to God. All things are possible with Him, and He can and will give you the peace you need for every day.
Description : "People are seeking the answer to the confusion, the moral sickness, the spiritual emptiness that oppresses the world. We are all crying out for guidance. For comfort. For peace. Is there a way out of our dilemma? Can we really find personal peace with God? Yes! But only if we look in the right place. The Key to Personal Peace not only includes trusted Biblical insights from renowned evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, but also includes the full gospel of John, making the book a perfect gift for evangelism or outreach. The Key to Personal Peace offers a look into how to live life in the fullness of God. Sections include: The Great Quest; Our Dilemma; What is God Like?; What Did Jesus Do for Us?; Finding the Way Back; Peace at Last; Heaven, Our Hope."--Publisher description.
Description : Peace! Rest of heart and mind for the individual soul. Security and comfort for the nations of the world. Freedom from distraction and surcease from the terrors of armed conflict. A conscience that does not condemn and memories that do not burn and distress. All of these and more are included in our thoughts as we think of the meaning of peace. But where is this desirable state to be found? Who enjoys this blissful condition? The worldling is a stranger to it. The self-righteous cannot attain it, however smugly complacent they may be. The callously wicked may have a conscience seared as with a hot iron, but they know nothing of true and lasting peace.
Description : The biblical challenge of shalom is one which ought to draw all Christians together in a common struggle so that God's will might be done and God's kingdom might come on earth as it is in heaven. People, as well as structures, need to be transformed. People who are caught in oppressive structures need to be liberated from the values and perspectives inculcated by these structures. The shalom maker, as a result, is involved in a mission of conversion--converting people to a new understanding and way of life. This conversion, based on God's love for them in Jesus, frees them from old patterns of thought. If we struggle for shalom, we shall suffer because we are actively confronting and resisting the structures of oppression and working for the liberation of powerless and oppressed people. Shalom love is not love at a distance, not love in the abstract, not love in the rocking chair--it is the love of confrontation, of strike, of protest, and of disobedience to the structures of violence. Shalom love is suffering love because it is militant love struggling for human liberation, justice, and shalom, which is God's will for our world.