Focusing on the key aspects of Christian life--prayer, character, and wisdom--this one-year devotional shows believers how to know God more deeply and discover how he works in them.
Dr. Stanley reflects on his long life of ministry and opens his heart to reveal the difficulties and battles, the joys and sorrows, and how God took a lonely boyfrom Dry Fork and empowered him to preach the Gospel around the world.
Obstacles* Battles* Weakness* Fears* Learn to face life's greatest challenges with courageous faith in the power of God. Faith is the key that unlocks the power of God in our lives. It enables us to live by His promises and experience His blessings in our personal lives. In COURAGEOUS FAITH, Ed Hindson encourages us to live beyond the normal limits of life and experience the unlimited power of God on a regular basis. based on the lives of the Hebrews heroes of the Old testament, this exciting book challenges us to overcome our barriers, conquer our fears, realize our goals, and start over when we fail. Relive the greatest moments of faith and triumph in the lives of the men of God who dared to believe His promises in their lives. This practical and powerful study is based on the lives of the Hebrew heroes who dared to believe that God keeps His promises ABRAHAM The Journey of Faith SAMSON Making Them Your Strengths JACOB Hanging Tough in the Tough Times BOAZ Especially those Who are Different JOSEPH Starting Over When it All Falls Apart DAVID Confidence in the Face of Danger MOSES Overcoming Your Past JONATHAN Value of True Loyalty JOSHUA Conquering The Opposition DANIEL Developing Spiritual Determination GIDEON Overcoming Your Fears NEHEMIAH Leaving a Legacy You Can Be proud Of JEPHTHAH Even When it Costs You
True faith doesn't just give us all that we need for life and godliness, it demands our all too. This is Courageous Faith - the kind of faith that has the courage to give its all for that which it believes in.
Like the flip of a switch, Chickening IN created an epiphany or “God Moment.” Where there was once hopelessness, fear, and doubt . . . now there is new found hope, courage, and strength. We live in an unpredictable, uncontrollable world where things change often, and fear can plant itself deeply within our hearts. Chickening IN is a practical approach to defeating the fear and doubt that is preventing us from becoming brave, bold women of God. Do you long to overcome the fear and doubt that is sabotaging the life God has for you? Are you ready to grow in courage and put feet to your faith? You’ve come to the right place! I’d like to invite you to join me on a transformation journey to stop chickening out and start Chickening IN. By accepting my invitation you will embark into the land of transformation. A place where fear-filled lives can be reconstructed into courageous faith-filled lives. Chickening IN will require hard work and honest assessment, but I will lead you step by step through the eight pillars of Chickening IN that have changed my life and that can change your life, too!
Spiritually, men are frustrated today because they feel they are repeatedly coming up short or are in other ways unfulfilled. Like football players in the “red zone,” they are struggling to complete the drive toward integrity and intimacy with God. That drive toward spiritual maturity requires both a shift of heart and a re-examination of the spiritual habits. What men lack today is, first, clear understanding of what God is really after in the relationship, and second, a clear plan connected to their goals that make sense practically and biblically. That’s what makes this book special: It specifically reveals God’s heart for men in the spiritual “red zone,” and sets forth the choices they must make to take the relationship with God all the way. Like other books in the “Every Man” Series, Every Man, God’s Man boldly gets into men’s heads and gives hope. It helps them persevere in their pursuit of God. Provides new insight into God’s objectives for them. And brings them to the new place God is calling them–a place of completion in the faith.
Twenty-first-century men are too often frustrated cubicle dwellers while deep in their hearts they dream of Braveheart. The ancient Greeks believed manly courage--physical, moral, and spiritual--was found in the male soul. Called thumos, this type of courage appears in the New Testament, urging men to take action. For many men, thumos is the missing ingredient in their spiritual growth, ready to bless them with power, purpose, and integrity to make them better leaders, disciples, husbands, and fathers. Thumos, says Paul Coughlin, will repair the twenty-first-century male soul. In Unleashing Courageous Faith Paul Coughlin is simply a guy with a strong message for other guys--including former Christian Nice Guys. He unflinchingly looks at both the noble and undesirable aspects of thumos, coaching men to choose the good and resist the bad. This book is filled with practical help and information in Coughlin's signature readable style, packed with illustrations from his life and the lives of admirable men. It's ideal for men's groups as well as individuals.
Have you ever questioned where God was or what He was doing during a time of crisis or challenge in your life? Doubted that you have what it takes to stand strong in the face of adversity? Had difficulty seeing God's hand at work in your life each day? It's not difficult to see God in the more spectacular miraculous events of the Bible; but His usual method is to work quietly behind the scenes?both in Scripture and in your own life?using a person's actions to achieve His supernatural purposes. One story in Scripture that effectively portrays this is the account of Esther and Mordecai, two very ordinary people who became caught up in very unordinary circumstances; yet they trusted God in the midst of their crisis. Theirs is a chronicle of "Courageous Faith." Learn how to recognize God's hand as He rules over the circumstances in your life. Gain fresh insight into His faithfulness. Become emboldened, encouraged, excited, and exprectant. Face the future with "Courageous Faith."
For Christians, resistance is written right into our baptismal vows. Following Christ means resisting oppression and evil wherever we might find it. Doing that work requires us to first rise up, face our fears, and cultivate courage that can sustain us for the journey. Weaving together wisdom from sources as diverse as Reformed theology, recovery communities, social justice visionaries, and Twentieth Century history, Heath creates a way forward for those who wish to live lives of faithful, sustained, courageous resistance.
How Lincoln's Faith Shaped His Leadership Undoubtedly the most revered leader in American history, Abraham Lincoln has had more books written about him than all our nation's presidents put together. But for all that's been written, little has focused on his faith and how this quality shaped the man who led our country during its most tumultuous years. Author Joe Wheeler, historian and scholar, brings to the pages of this insightful book the knowledge gleaned from over ten years of study and more than sixty books on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. Skillfully weaving his own narrative with direct quotes from Lincoln and poignant excerpts from other Lincoln biographers, Wheeler brings a refreshingly friendly rendition of Lincoln's life, faith, and courage. The stories, historical details, and powerful quotes on the pages of this book will leave a lasting impression on your heart, your mind, and your life.