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Grow Like Jesus

Author : Stephen Caldwell
ISBN : 9781943425570
Genre : Religion
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Grow Like Jesus is the first book to delve into Luke 2:52, "And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man."—a verse that spans the gap between Jesus the child and Jesus at the start of his ministry—and unpack its lessons in ways that are simple to understand but deep enough to drive meaningful changes in a person’s life. While we don’t know if Jesus performed miracles while living in Egypt, if he caught fireflies at night as a kid or if he went to sleepovers with his friends, we can be sure he wasn’t just hanging around eating lentils and pomegranates. Based on Luke 2:52, we know he was growing in four specific areas: wisdom, stature, favor with God, and favor with people. In other words, he grew intellectually, physically, spiritually and socially. As it turns out (and it shouldn’t come as a surprise) continual growth in these four areas will prepare us for success in life as followers of Christ—the type of success that allows us to know God and make him known; in other words, real success. The practical, applicable and accessible knowledge of Grow Like Jesus is perfect for anyone new to a faith in Christ or looking to breathe new life into their existing faith.

Forging Grit

Author : Mike Thompson
ISBN : 9781943425624
Genre : Business & Economics
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Forging Grit is a fictional story that brings to life the science-backed theory that grit matters, and that any leader can develop it. Set in Nepal, it recounts the experiences of a business leader who encounters some extreme misfortune while taking a break from a special assignment in India. Through his own pain and suffering and through witnessing the ingenuity and grit of the people in a remote tribal village, this leader learns some life-changing lessons about what grit is, why it matters, and how to develop it. Thompson and Caldwell unpack an understanding of grit as a passion for getting something done and the fortitude to see it through even when obstacles seem overwhelming. People with grit establish who they are and what they believe, demonstrate perseverance and tenacity, and approach challenges with a passion that fuels their drive to accomplish the things they need to get done. Forging Grit not only paints a picture of what grit looks like, it provides tools to help you develop it as a skill for your work and personal life.

Discipling Nations

Author : Darrow L. Miller
ISBN : 1576582485
Genre : Bibles
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The power of the gospel to transform individual lives has been evident throughout New Testament history. But what of the darkness and poverty that enslave entire nations? Miller builds a powerful, convincing thesis that God's truth can free whole societies from deception and poverty. Excellent study of worldviews!

Devotions To Take You Deeper

Author : Ed Strauss
ISBN : 9780310713135
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Features ninety devotional passages that expand upon quotes from the Bible to teach lessons applicable to modern life and provide boys with spiritual guidance.

Beyond Discipleship To Relationship

Author : Barbara A. F. Brehon
ISBN : 9781490829661
Genre : Religion
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Anyone who wants to grow and wants to help others to grow in the Lord will find a practical approach within Beyond Discipleship to Relationship. Are you interested in growing a more intimate relationship with Christ? Think about how you first decided seriously to follow Jesus. Was it initiated in the midst of a crowd or during an intimate talk with one or two other believers? Beyond Discipleship to Relationship was written to: • inspire individual intimacy with the Lord • initiate shifts or revitalize your lifestyle as an imitation of the Gospel story • delve into particular events in the Bible, pausing for further reflection • nurture desire that others will see Christ in the lives we live. “Psalm 100:5 ‘And His truth endureth to all generations.’ God’s truth dwells in you. It is my belief that to God’s glory your work will magnify Him. Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of that process.” —Raymond Whitaker, Deacon Board chairman and Sunday school teacher, Angel Visit Baptist Church; Essex County School Board chairman

If Jesus Were Mayor

Author : Bob Moffitt
ISBN : 1597240001
Genre : Cultural transformation
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"If Jesus were mayor illustrates a biblical vision for local churches impacting their communities through lifestyles of sacrifical service".--Cover.

Lectionary Story Bible Year A

Author : Ralph Milton
ISBN : 9781551455471
Genre : Religion
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Once again, author Ralph Milton brings his enormous talent as storyteller to the task of retelling biblical stories. Based on the bestselling Family Story Bible, the Lectionary Story Bible includes many new and wonderfully engaging stories from both the Hebrew and New Testament scriptures. At least one, but usually two stories from the lections are included for each Sunday of the church year making Lectionarys Story Bible a complete lectionary resource for Christian educators, camp leaders, worship leaders, and families who want to share their faith at home. The book also includes a scripture index of the stories included in the collection, for non-lectionary settings and uses. Adept at handling even difficult material, Ralph Milton writes stories that are positive and life-affirming, use inclusive language, and portray a God of love to children and adults alike. Margaret Kyle has created many new illustrations brimming with the energy, curiosity, and joy that so characterizes her work. Lectionary Story Bible Year A is the first in a series that will cover all three years of the lectionary. The complete set will be an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to share faith stories with children and make the Bible relevant to young people today.

Disciples Are Made Not Born

Author : Walter A. Henrichsen
ISBN : 9781434704719
Genre : Religion
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"Make Disciples." Jesus' command is clear. But what is a disciple? And how are we to "make" them? Based on decades of experience, this book explains and illustrates the process of disciple-making that Jesus taught and modeled. First published in 1974, its practical, biblical approach has revolutionized the ministry of hundreds of thousands of Christians as they learned how to multiply themselves in the lives of others. Disciple-making is challenging, to be sure. But as we are faithful to Christ's Great Commission, we'll experience the fulfillment that comes from being faithful to the life mission to which God has called us.

Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life

Author : Donald S Whitney, (Pr
ISBN : 9781615216178
Genre : Religion
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Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity. Now updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions on each of the key disciplines.

Jesus Of Nazareth The Infancy Narratives

Author : Pope Benedict XVI
ISBN : 9780385346412
Genre : Religion
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The New York Times bestselling final volume in the Pope’s Jesus of Nazareth series, detailing how the stories of Jesus’ infancy and childhood are as relevant today as they were two thousand years ago. In 2007, Joseph Ratzinger published his first book as Pope Benedict XVI in order “to make known the figure and message of Jesus.” Now, the Pope focuses exclusively on the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life as a child. The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the birth of Jesus and the affirmations of surrender and service embodied in his parents, Joseph and Mary. This is a story of longing and seeking, as demonstrated by the Magi searching for the redemption offered by the birth of a new king. It is a story of sacrifice and trusting completely in the wisdom of God as seen in the faith of Simeon, the just and devout man of Jerusalem, when he is in the presence of the Christ child. Ultimately, Jesus’ life and message is a story for today, one that speaks to the restlessness of the human heart searching for the sole truth which alone leads to profound joy.

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