50 Women Every Christian Should Know

Author: Michelle DeRusha

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441220623

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Throughout history, countless women have boldly stepped out in faith and courage, leaving their indelible mark on those around them and on the kingdom of God. In lively prose Michelle DeRusha tells their stories, bringing into focus fifty incredible heroines of the faith. From Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, and Anne Hutchison to Susanna Wesley, Harriet Tubman, and Corrie ten Boom, women both famous and admirable live again under DeRusha's expert pen. These engaging narratives are a potent reminder to readers that we are not alone, the battles we face today are not new, and God is always with us in the midst of the struggle.

10 People Every Christian Should Know (Ebook Shorts)

Author: Warren W. Wiersbe

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441236627

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Beloved author Warren W. Wiersbe gives you a glimpse into the lives fascinating and faithful believers whose struggles and triumphs will inspire and encourage you along life's uncertain journey.

10 Women Every Christian Should Know (Ebook Shorts)

Author: Michelle DeRusha

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441245944

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 1973

Inspiring stories of 10 Christian women who made a difference in the lives of people around them and had an immeasurable impact on the kingdom of God.

True You

Author: Michelle DeRusha

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493416286

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 4334

Many of us are bent on producing and achieving, striving and hustling for our self-worth. Beneath this relentless drive churns a deep yearning to uncover our true selves and our purpose in this world. Gardeners familiar with the technique called "pruning open" know that the secret to healthy plants and trees lies in subtracting rather than adding. Similarly, we begin to flourish as we let go of our false selves and allow God to prune us open. With powerful stories and revealing research, Michelle DeRusha helps readers: - learn how to declutter their hearts, minds, and souls through the practice of directed rest - let go of busyness, striving, and false identities to embrace their truest selves as beloved children of God - grow in their relationships, vocations, communities, and intimacy with God True You offers those exhausted by the pervasive do-more, be-more messages of our society a path toward rest, renewal, and, ultimately, wholeness in Christ.

To Be Welcomed as Christ

Author: Nicholas Scott-Blakely

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532674465

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 693

Mainstream American evangelicalism is facing an identity crisis. Many wonder whether or not evangelical communities can become safe spaces that better enable people to enjoy, love, and know God and all that God cares about. This book, in honor of Dennis Okholm’s decades of leadership in the academy and the church, commends the ways in which he has attempted to help his own communities flourish. His goal of filling the pews with theologically and biblically literate Christians is a much-needed example of steadiness and wisdom to an otherwise turbulent reality facing those who wish to maintain some association with the evangelical label. The emphases that appear in the contributions to this book represent Okholm’s passion for the life of the church, his desire for evangelicalism to be a more hospitable home for all within its fold and in relation to other communities, and his desire for friendship and community to have a more prominent role in theological and biblical reflection. To Be Welcomed as Christ offers an example for engaging one’s own community and the communities of others with the hospitality of Christ. Table of Contents 1. Theology as a Healing Art Ellen T. Charry 2. To Be Welcomed as Christ—Into the Church Todd Hunter 3. Participating in God’s Mission: A Proposal at the Boundaries of Evangelicalism Justin Ashworth 4. Evangelicalism: A Home for All of Us Vincent Bacote 5. Herstory: Reclaiming Women’s Voices for the Evangelical Tradition Jennifer Buck 6. Thinking Theologically about Interfaith Dialogue Richard J. Mouw 7. Talking with Evangelicals: The Latter-day Saint-Evangelical Dialogue in Retrospect Robert Millet 8. The Monkhood of All Believers: On Monasticism Old and New Rodney Clapp 9. When Friends Become Siblings: A Pauline Theology of Friendship Scot McKnight 10. Wiri Nina in the Body of Christ: Considering Friendship from an African Perspective David Fugoyo-Baime 11. Of All These Friends and Lovers: Remembering the Body and the Blood Craig Keen 12. Is it OK to be Proud of Your Humility? Robert Roberts 13. Dennis Okholm Michael McNichols Epilogue: At the Advice of a Sister: The Benedictine Way for the Unexpected Benet Tvedten, OSB

Practical Disciplines of a Christian Life

Author: Sharon Bahrych

Publisher: Ambassador International

ISBN: 1620205912

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Practical Disciplines of a Christian Life is for women who are looking for helpful information on how to apply the various Christian disciplines into their lives. This book will also give readers encouragement through their reading about other historical figures (through short biographical sketches) who have struggled with the same issues as the reader. Each chapter ends with applications readers can use to begin growing in the individual disciplines each chapter covers. Practical Disciplines of a Christian Life ends with a chapter which encourages readers to continue growing and moving forward in their Christian life, reminding them that it is not a one-time deal, but that they are to grow each and every day. They are to look for ways that God has moved them forward in their Christian growth by being able to look back and see where they have come from. Overall, Practical Disciplines of a Christian Life is to be an encouragement to all women who read it that they, too, can move forward in their Christian growth and they don’t have to feel stuck in place. Some Christian disciplines are a ‘trial and error’ before acquiring the knack of doing it right.

50 People Every Christian Should Know

Author: Warren W. Wiersbe

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441204008

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 471

Christians in the twenty-first century need encouragement and inspiration to lead lives that honor God. When faith is weak or the pressures of the world seem overwhelming, remembering the great men and women of the past can inspire us to renewed strength and purpose. Our spiritual struggles are not new, and the stories of those who have gone before us can help lead the way to our own victories. 50 People Every Christian Should Know gives a glimpse into the lives of such people as Charles H. Spurgeon, G. Campbell Morgan, A. W. Tozer, Fanny Crosby, Amy Carmichael, Jonathan Edwards, James Hudson Taylor, and many more. Combining the stories of fifty of these faithful men and women, beloved author Warren W. Wiersbe offers today's readers inspiration and encouragement in life's uncertain journey.

50 Pentecostal and Charismatic Leaders Every Christian Should Know

Author: N.A

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493429817

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4755

Throughout history, inspiring leaders have stepped out in faith, stirring many to renewed strength and purpose. With sparkling writing and fascinating detail, Dean Merrill captures the bold, often surprising stories of notable Pentecostal, charismatic, and Spirit-empowered leaders. As Dean trains his journalist's eye on the lives of Smith Wigglesworth, David du Plessis, William J. Seymour, Aimee Semple McPherson, and many more, these engaging narratives challenge readers to follow in the footsteps of these extraordinary individuals and obey the Holy Spirit.

Katharina and Martin Luther

Author: Michelle DeRusha

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493406094

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 5159

Their revolutionary marriage was arguably one of the most scandalous and intriguing in history. Yet five centuries later, we still know little about Martin and Katharina Luther's life as husband and wife. Until now. Against all odds, the unlikely union worked, over time blossoming into the most tender of love stories. This unique biography tells the riveting story of two extraordinary people and their extraordinary relationship, offering refreshing insights into Christian history and illuminating the Luthers' profound impact on the institution of marriage, the effects of which still reverberate today. By the time they turn the last page, readers will have a deeper understanding of Luther as a husband and father and will come to love and admire Katharina, a woman who, in spite of her pivotal role, has been largely forgotten by history. Together, this legendary couple experienced joy and grief, triumph and travail. This book brings their private lives and their love story into the spotlight and offers powerful insights into our own twenty-first-century understanding of marriage.

Summary of Warren W. Wiersbe's 50 People Every Christian Should Know

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669367126

Category: Religion

Page: 61

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The past is not an anchor to drag us back but a rudder to guide us into the future. We must remember that all of us are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, according to the French philosopher Bernard of Chartres. #2 Martin Luther, the man who sparked the Protestant Reformation, was also a husband and father. He loved his wife, Katherine von Bora, dearly. But he was afraid to marry her because he knew that he would be putting his wife and family in danger. #3 The marriage between Luther and Katherine von Bora was a success, and set a high standard for Christian family life for centuries to come. Luther was always called Doctor Luther by others, but Katherine always called him Doctor Luther by his pet name, Kitty. #4 Luther’s wife, Katherine, was in charge of the home and the students that came to visit Luther. She made the book possible, and it was her table that these sparkling conversations were recorded at.