The President s Devotional

The President s Devotional
Author: Joshua DuBois
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN: 9780062265296
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The President s Devotional Book Excerpt:

In the heat of Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, staff member Joshua DuBois recognized the wear and tear on his boss and asked the senator if he could e-mail a devotional to him each day. When Obama responded positively, DuBois prepared a short e-mail for the future president to read first thing every morning, short snippets of scripture, inspirational stories, quotes, and prayers to provide counsel, encouragement, and inspiration, which the president himself has stated "meant the world" to him. Through his years of working closely with the president, DuBois learned many life-changing lessons as well as gained an inside view on the faith and values of President Obama. DuBois now provides 365 of the best readings and prayers he sent the president; in addition, each month DuBois offers a longer meditation on the spiritual lessons he learned by accompanying the president as he faced many historic moments and challenges—two elections, meeting Billy Graham, the Sandy Hook shootings, and more. By spending time each day with The President's Devotional, we are reminded what is most important in life, that we are not alone in our efforts, and what our true mission is in the world.

The Dictionary of Pan African Pentecostalism Volume One

The Dictionary of Pan African Pentecostalism  Volume One
Author: Estrelda Y. Alexander
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-06-22
ISBN: 1532661339
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dictionary of Pan African Pentecostalism Volume One Book Excerpt:

This volume is the first in a series of volumes surveying the important names, movements, and institutions that have been significant in forging black renewal movements in various contexts worldwide. In this volume the entries cover the more than 150 identifiable Holiness, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Neo-Pentecostal, and quasi-Pentecostal bodies within the United States and Canada. In addition, the dictionary contains entries on the important people, places, events, and theological and secular issues that shaped these groups over their histories, some of which go back more than a century. This and subsequent volumes will be invaluable tools for students and scholars of the history of Pentecostalism.

Ask the Question

Ask the Question
Author: Stephen Mansfield
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN: 1493403273
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ask the Question Book Excerpt:

For most of American history, the conventional wisdom was that religion was too private a matter to ask a political candidate about. But in a political landscape in which we will see Muslims, atheists, Mormons, Buddhists, and Christians of all stripes running for high office, we cannot afford to avoid religious questions. It's within American voters' rights to know what their candidates believe about God and religion, because those beliefs shape policy and thus action. In both small and significant ways, a candidate's religious views (or lack thereof) define political leadership. And the time for skirting the question or giving vague answers is over. In this rousing call to action, Stephen Mansfield shows readers - what religion will mean in the 2016 presidential race - how the media, both left and right, get religion wrong - the reasons the faith of candidates such as JFK, Mitt Romney, and Barack Obama caused issues with both the electorate and even their own advisors - how to ask the right questions to get honest answers - what giving candidates a "religious pass" can cost the country - how religion in American politics impacts America's role in the world - and more Frustrated and confused voters across the country and on both sides of the aisle will find here a balanced and essential guidebook to actively and intelligently participating in America's political system.

The Hardest Job in the World

The Hardest Job in the World
Author: John Dickerson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN: 1984854526
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hardest Job in the World Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the veteran political journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent, a deep dive into the history, evolution, and current state of the American presidency, and how we can make the job less impossible and more productive—featuring a new post-2020–election epilogue “This is a great gift to our sense of the actual presidency, a primer on leadership.”—Ken Burns Imagine you have just been elected president. You are now commander-in-chief, chief executive, chief diplomat, chief legislator, chief of party, chief voice of the people, first responder, chief priest, and world leader. You’re expected to fulfill your campaign promises, but you’re also expected to solve the urgent crises of the day. What’s on your to-do list? Where would you even start? What shocks aren’t you thinking about? The American presidency is in trouble. It has become overburdened, misunderstood, almost impossible to do. “The problems in the job unfolded before Donald Trump was elected, and the challenges of governing today will confront his successors,” writes John Dickerson. After all, the founders never intended for our system of checks and balances to have one superior Chief Magistrate, with Congress demoted to “the little brother who can’t keep up.” In this eye-opening book, John Dickerson writes about presidents in history such a Washington, Lincoln, FDR, and Eisenhower, and and in contemporary times, from LBJ and Reagan and Bush, Obama, and Trump, to show how a complex job has been done, and why we need to reevaluate how we view the presidency, how we choose our presidents, and what we expect from them once they are in office. Think of the presidential campaign as a job interview. Are we asking the right questions? Are we looking for good campaigners, or good presidents? Once a candidate gets the job, what can they do to thrive? Drawing on research and interviews with current and former White House staffers, Dickerson defines what the job of president actually entails, identifies the things that only the president can do, and analyzes how presidents in history have managed the burden. What qualities make for a good president? Who did it well? Why did Bill Clinton call the White House “the crown jewel in the American penal system”? The presidency is a job of surprises with high stakes, requiring vision, management skill, and an even temperament. Ultimately, in order to evaluate candidates properly for the job, we need to adjust our expectations, and be more realistic about the goals, the requirements, and the limitations of the office. As Dickerson writes, “Americans need their president to succeed, but the presidency is set up for failure. It doesn’t have to be.”

After Obama

After Obama
Author: Todd C. Shaw,Robert A. Brown,Joseph P. McCormick II
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN: 1479821977
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Obama Book Excerpt:

Examines the complicated political legacy of our first black president Written during the presidency of Donald Trump, After Obama examines the impact President Barack Obama and his administration have continued to have upon African American politics. In this comprehensive volume, Todd C. Shaw, Robert A. Brown, and Joseph P. McCormick II bring together more than a dozen scholars to explore his complex legacy, including his successes, failures, and contradictions. Contributors focus on a wide range of topics, including how President Obama affected aspects of African American politics, how his public policies influenced the quality of Black citizenship and life, and what future administrations can learn from his experiences. They also examine the present-day significance of Donald Trump in relation to African American politics. A timely and thorough work, After Obama provides the first examination of the Obama administration in its entirety, and the lasting impact it has had on African American politics.

Faith in the New Millennium

Faith in the New Millennium
Author: Matthew Avery Sutton,Darren Dochuk
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0199372705
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith in the New Millennium Book Excerpt:

In 'Faith in the New Millennium', Matthew Avery Sutton and Darren Dochuk bring together a collection of essays from renowned historians, sociologists, and religious studies scholars that address the future of religion and American politics.

The Twilight of Social Conservatism

The Twilight of Social Conservatism
Author: John Dombrink
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-08-14
ISBN: 0814771475
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Twilight of Social Conservatism Book Excerpt:

Despite many Americans’ triumphant proclamations that Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 elections signified a post-partisan, post-racial society, it seems that the United States is more divided than ever. From the rise of the Tea Party, to strident anti-immigration and anti-welfare movements, to the so-called “war on women”, the United States on its surface appears to be caught in the turmoil of a culture war that has not relented since the Reagan era. But, as John Dombrink writes in The Twilight of Social Conservatism, the conservative backlash seen during Obama’s presidency is indicative not of a rising social conservative force in society, but of a waning one. Drawing on demographic research, political polls, contemporary media, and internet commentary, Dombrink demonstrates that the vitality of major social conservative ideas from the culture war era has faded. Support for once-divisive wedge issues, like same-sex marriage and reproductive rights, has increased dramatically, and Americans, particularly young Americans, are less religious and more libertarian than ever before. As he traces the end of the culture wars and the “unwedging” of American politics over the last eight years, Dombrink is quick to caution that social conservatism has not disappeared entirely from view. Nevertheless, the once-prominent “Moral Majority” pushing for dominance in American culture is now reconsidering itself as a minority, and Dombrink argues that it is unlikely that social conservative forces will ever regain the power and potency they once held in American politics. A comprehensive and insightful work, The Twilight of Social Conservatism deftly analyzes the liberalizing trends that created the social and political culture America has today and that portend to the culture America will have in years to come.

Finding Faith in Foreign Policy

Finding Faith in Foreign Policy
Author: Gregorio Bettiza
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN: 0190949481
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Faith in Foreign Policy Book Excerpt:

Since the end of the Cold War, religion has become an ever more explicit and systematic focus of US foreign policy across multiple domains. US foreign policymakers, for instance, have been increasingly tasked with monitoring religious freedom and promoting it globally, delivering humanitarian and development aid abroad by drawing on faith-based organizations, fighting global terrorism by seeking to reform Muslim societies and Islamic theologies, and advancing American interests and values more broadly worldwide by engaging with religious actors and dynamics. Simply put, religion has become a major subject and object of American foreign policy in ways that were unimaginable just a few decades ago. In Finding Faith in Foreign Policy, Gregorio Bettiza explains the causes and consequences of this shift by developing an original theoretical framework and drawing upon extensive empirical research and interviews. He argues that American foreign policy and religious forces have become ever more inextricably entangled in an age witnessing a global resurgence of religion and the emergence of a postsecular world society. He further shows how the boundaries between faith and state have been redefined through processes of desecularization in the context of American foreign policy, leading the most powerful state in the international system to intervene and reshape in increasingly sustained ways sacred and secular landscapes around the globe. Drawing from a rich evidentiary base spanning twenty-five years, Finding Faith in Foreign Policy details how a wave of religious enthusiasm has transformed not just American foreign policy, but the entire international system.

Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional

Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional
Author: Dr. D. K. Olukoya
Publsiher: Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries/ The Battle Cry Christian Ministries
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-02-08
ISBN: 9789201788
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional Book Excerpt:

Life-changing encounter with the God that answers by fire through a daily devotional. Its enriching and edifying.

The Women of Faith Daily Devotional

The Women of Faith Daily Devotional
Author: Patsy Clairmont,Barbara Johnson,Marilyn Meberg,Sheila Walsh,Luci Swindoll
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0310240697
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Women of Faith Daily Devotional Book Excerpt:

A Year-Long Celebration of Faith Sometimes an encouraging word can turn your whole day around. Other times, all you need is a good laugh. Then there are times a personal insight lets you know that you are not alone. Or a bit of wisdom connects God's Word to your everyday life. You'll find them all in the Women of Faith Daily Devotional. This beautiful, warmly written book illuminates twelve aspects of faith that will help you start the year with hope and finish it in peace. With 366 brand new devotions, the Women of Faith Daily Devotional is filled with the best heart-to-heart writings of six women who have strengthened and inspired thousands of readers. Patsy Clairmont, Barbara Johnson, Marilyn Meberg, Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, and Thelma Wells open up their lives to share with you the bright, the amusing, the painful, and the hard-won wisdom they contain. You'll treasure this wise and encouraging book. Spend a quiet moment with it each day to renew your spirit and connect with God.

A Faith and Culture Devotional

A Faith and Culture Devotional
Author: Kelly Monroe Kullberg,Lael Arrington
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-12-09
ISBN: 0310309131
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Faith and Culture Devotional Book Excerpt:

Renew Your Sense of WonderRefresh Your EducationLearn and Grow with Christian Thought Leaders including:• Dallas Willard• John Eldredge• Michael Behe• Frederica Matthews-Green • Darrell Bock• William Lane Craig • R. C. Sproul• Randy Alcorn • J. P. MorelandKelly Monroe Kullberg and Lael Arrington offer a daily guided tour through many of the paintings, laboratories, rock arenas, great books, mass movements, and private lives that have shaped the ways in which we think and live. This cultural devotional will inspire us to go beyond critique to creativity as we make something true, good, and beautiful of the lives and the world God has given us.Explore significant ideas, people, and events from a Christian worldview in a format that fits your busy life. A Faith and Culture Devotional will help bridge the artificial gap between learning truth and loving God—inspiring you with the wonder at the genius, power, and beauty of Jesus Christ.

The Daily Walk Bible NLT

The Daily Walk Bible NLT
Author: Tyndale,Walk Thru the Bible
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 1536
Release: 2012-05-11
ISBN: 1414375344
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daily Walk Bible NLT Book Excerpt:

Take a walk. Change your world. Reading through the Bible is difficult. The Daily Walk Bible will help you complete the journey. Drawing from the rich resources of Walk Thru the Bible’s Daily Walk magazine, The Daily Walk Bible offers a simple daily reading plan and tools to help you complete the journey and see how the Bible fits together. Each day’s reading includes an overview to give you a bird’s-eye view of the day’s reading, several chapters from the Bible, an Insight offering an interesting fact from the day’s reading, and My Daily Walk—a short devotion to help you reflect on and apply a specific insight from the day’s reading. Every seventh day offers a pause on the journey as you are invited to Look Back over the readings from the previous week, Look Up to God, and Look Ahead to the reading to come. This edition features the clear and understandable New Living Translation.

Hope Abounds

Hope Abounds
Author: Paul R. Corts
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN: 1512736198
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hope Abounds Book Excerpt:

Looking for a daily dose of encouragement? A boost to keep you spiritually charged? Hope Abounds is designed for you! Written in an easy-going conversational style, Paul Corts draws the reader into an inviting personal hypothetical dialogue as he transparently shares from a storehouse of life experiences the good and the not so good to help you focus on the bright hope of the future. The authors travels throughout the United States and around the world add a dose of real life to these devotions, drawing on a rich collection of experiences and conversations with people from broadly varied backgrounds and highly diverse cultures. Each one-page daily meditation begins with a specific Bible passage accompanied by a meditational thought to encourage your own thoughtful reflection and spur you on to a life full of hope. Read the meditations in the morning to help center your thoughts and prepare you for a productive, hopeful day. Or, read the meditations in the evening to bring closure on the days events and point toward the bright hope of a fresh new day on the morrow. Using seasons, holidays, historical events, and biblical topics for themes, the author invites you to walk with him through a yearlong series of widely divergent daily conversations. As Corts shares openly from his own personal experiences, readers are prompted to recall their own personal experiences, ponder on them, and extract meaning for life application. The interplay between author and reader will encourage you to explore how to capture and embrace the joy, hope, and optimism that are at the core of the Christian faith.

Memoir of the Life and Character of Ebenezer Porter D D Late President of the Theological Seminary Andover

Memoir of the Life and Character of Ebenezer Porter  D  D   Late President of the Theological Seminary  Andover
Author: Lyman Matthews
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 410
Release: 1837
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Congregational churches
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoir of the Life and Character of Ebenezer Porter D D Late President of the Theological Seminary Andover Book Excerpt:

The Daily Walk Bible NIV

The Daily Walk Bible NIV
Author: Walk Thru the Bible
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 1488
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 1414375395
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daily Walk Bible NIV Book Excerpt:

Take a walk. Change your world. Reading through the Bible is difficult. The Daily Walk Bible will help you complete the journey. Drawing from the rich resources of Walk Thru the Bible’s Daily Walk magazine, The Daily Walk Bible offers a simple daily reading plan and tools to help you complete the journey and see how the Bible fits together. Each day’s reading includes an overview to give you a bird’s-eye view of the day’s reading, several chapters from the Bible, an Insight offering an interesting fact from the day’s reading, and My Daily Walk—a short devotion to help you reflect on and apply a specific insight from the day’s reading. Every seventh day offers a pause on the journey as you are invited to Look Back over the readings from the previous week, Look Up to God, and Look Ahead to the reading to come. This edition uses the popular New International Version text.

Abraham Lincoln s Daily Treasure

Abraham Lincoln s Daily Treasure
Author: Tom Freiling
Publsiher: Fleming H Revell Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780800718091
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abraham Lincoln s Daily Treasure Book Excerpt:

Offers daily readings on a variety of subject themes based on the Believer's Daily Treasure, a book Lincoln was given after the death of his son that shaped his faith and from which he sought inspiration throughout his presidency.

Daily Readings From the Life of Christ

Daily Readings From the Life of Christ
Author: John MacArthur
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-08-25
ISBN: 9781575673615
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Readings From the Life of Christ Book Excerpt:

A Christian devotional on the person of Christ As a Christian, you are called to live like Jesus—a life of courage, joy, passion, and purpose. Forget about the boring stuff—Jesus calls you to new commitment and new strength. In this second volume of Daily Readings from the Life of Christ, highly acclaimed author and speaker John MacArthur focuses primarily on the Gospel of John, in which Jesus' love, power, and deity are highlighted. Your hungry heart will again be fed and focused on God's Word, with insights on the life of Jesus, thoughts to ponder, and wisdom gleaned from years of MacArthur's careful study. Practical and encouraging, these pages are sure to challenge and uplift your heart as you come face-to-face with the infinite wonders of our Savior's life on this earth.

The Power of Daily Mass

The Power of Daily Mass
Author: Bert Ghezzi
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-01-26
ISBN: 1594715637
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Daily Mass Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author, speaker, editor, and media personality Bert Ghezzi has been a leading figure in American Catholic life for more than forty years. In The Power of Daily Mass, he reveals how the Eucharist is the center of his daily life and calls him to witness the Real Presence of Christ to others in his work and relationships. Ghezzi shows how frequent participation in the Mass offers participants courage and hope to face everyday challenges, provides direction and encouragement through the scriptures, allows time to reflect and talk to the Lord, and is an opportunity to intercede for family and friends. Using quotations from saints and testimonies from fellow daily Mass attendees, Ghezzi encourages Catholics to grow closer to Jesus and receive Christ’s power for daily Christian living through the Eucharist. Ghezzi highlights how more frequent participation in weekday Mass is a wonderful way to grow in love for the Lord and receive the guidance for living that can only come from scripture and the Eucharist.

10X For Christ

10X For Christ
Author: Carlos E. Rosales
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN: 1642792632
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10X For Christ Book Excerpt:

This daily devotional journal shares Bible verses, prayers and personal reflections to help you discover the ten-fold power and wisdom of God’s love. Coming to faith as an adult, Carlos E. Rosales III experienced many challenges to his faith. But he soon learned that God’s Word can help him meet those challenges ten times over. Led by the Holy Spirit, Carlos found deep meaning in chapter one of the Book of Daniel, in which four young Jewish men make a stand for the God they serve while under a King’s captivity. In the end, the King finds that these bold men have ten times the wisdom of his best magicians. This devotional journal guides you on a path to living with that same boldness in your walk with Christ. Each of the five 10-week studies explores key elements to a 10X life, such as journeying from forgiveness, recognizing that everyone is a masterpiece in God’s eyes, and more. Incorporating these lessons into your life will help you find your greater purpose, allowing God’s plan to bring you peace and abundant joy.

Daily Readings From the Life of Christ

Daily Readings From the Life of Christ
Author: John MacArthur
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2010-08-25
ISBN: 0802481469
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Readings From the Life of Christ Book Excerpt:

This package includes the complete three-volume set of the Daily Readings From the Life of Christ: Daily Readings From the Life of Christ Volume 1, Daily Readings From the Life of Christ Volume 2, and Daily Readings From the Life of Christ Volume 3. "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." Jesus answered, “It is written: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" Matthew 4:3-4. It's time to stop gorging ourselves on bread and start living like Jesus. In Daily Readings From the Life of Christ Volume 1 by highly acclaimed author John MacArthur, your hungry heart will be focused on God and His Word. With insights on the life of Jesus, thoughts to ponder, and wisdom gleaned from years of careful study, this devotional will feed your daily walk. It delivers a fresh realization of the grace of God in Christ for today. In Daily Readings from the Life of ChristVolume 2, John MacArthur delivers more fresh insights into the grace of God through Christ. Practical and encouraging, these pages are sure to challenge and uplift your heart as you come face-to-face with the infinite wonders of our Savior's life on this earth. As a Christian, you are called to keep your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of your faith. Here is a unique tool to help you do just that. In Daily Readings From the Life of Christ Volume 3, you will be fed and focused on God's Word, insights on the life of Jesus, thoughts to ponder, and wisdom gleaned from years of careful study. Staying in the Word and focused on Christ are foundational to the Christian life. Here is a great tool to help you do both.