Your Faith, Your Life

An Invitation to The Episcopal Church, Revised Edition
Author: Jenifer Gamber,Bill Lewellis
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819233714
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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• Revised and updated popular resource for adults • Not just a book of information, but a book for transformation The everything-you-need to know adult guide to the Episcopal Church that is easy to read but with substance for newcomers, adult formation groups, and lifelong Episcopalians who desire to know more about their church. The language of worship, theology, church structure, sacraments, and discipleship offers a framework to explore the meaning and practice of being an Episcopalian and follower of Jesus. This updated and revised version of the popular original 2009 book incorporates new initiatives and changes in the Episcopal Church, including marriage, inclusion of LBGTQ+ persons, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s call to join the Jesus Movement, and taking our faith out into the world, following our baptismal promises. A Leader Guide is included in this revised edition in addition to the “transformation questions” that follow each chapter.

My Faith, My Life, Revised Edition

A Teen's Guide to the Episcopal Church
Author: Jenifer Gamber
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819229628
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 1909
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This revised edition of the best-selling 2006 title now includes end-of-chapter questions for the readers as well as updated material sprinkled throughout to reflect what has occurred in the past 10-years in the church and world. The Five Marks of Mission and what it means to be a disciple of Christ will be a focus of this new version, which also models student-centered learning as opposed to teacher-driven instruction. For teen study and confirmation preparation, this book can serve as a curriculum for helping teens discover Scripture, church history, sacraments, the meaning and practice of prayer, and what ministry means in the lives of real teens today. A framework for small-group gatherings for each chapter is included as a new section in the back of the book. Bestseller revision to release in time for Confirmation season and in advance of the 2015 General Convention of the Episcopal Church Includes study guide questions, plus a new companion Leader's Guide Foreword by Dr. Lisa Kimball, Virginia Theological Seminary

My Faith, My Life: Leader's Guide (Revised Edition)


Author: Jenifer Gamber
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819229644
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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In addition to a book for teens, My Faith, My Life is a curriculum. With this guide, leaders can create short, intermediate, and longer programs, including confirmation sequences of six, nine, or twelve-sessions, a retreat or similar short program, or a longer study that is integrated with other current programs over the entire academic year. Filled with prayers to begin and end each session, plus a variety of activities that tap into multiple learning styles and ways to interact with the congregation, this will be a primary go-to resource for any youth leader. New material includes how to select, train, and support mentors, as well as how leaders can strengthen their own spiritual life. With this Leader's Guide, My Faith, My Life will continue as a trusted Confirmation curriculum for the Episcopal Church. Newly available in print and eBook editions Supports a foundational book for youth in the Episcopal Church Releases along with the revised edition of primary text

Gardening Eden

How Creation Care Will Change Your Faith, Your Life, and Our World
Author: Michael Abbate
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 030744600X
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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Before the snake, the apple, and the Ten Commandments, God created a garden… “Spiritual environmentalism” did not start out as an oxymoron–it was an invitation. Yet today, many believe God’s first job description for humankind has been replaced by other “worthier pursuits”. Why has this simple instruction become so controversial? How does one sort through all the mixed messages? Is changing our lives to save the world really our responsibility–or even possible? Gardening Eden invites you to consider a new, spiritual perspective to practical environmentalism. The question is not whether our souls find expression and inspiration in our incredible planet, but how best to preserve that fundamental connection. Green living is no longer a fad–simple lifestyle solutions are now available to everyone. Discover creation care as an act of worship and a call to deeper harmony with our Creator, our fellow gardeners, and our living Earth. Gardening Eden is the primer in how this shift will transform not only our world, but your very soul. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Losing Your Faith, Finding Your Soul

The Passage to New Life When Old Beliefs Die
Author: David Robert Anderson
Publisher: Convergent Books
ISBN: 0307731219
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Losing Your Faith, Finding Your Soul is for those of us who have come to the end of traditional beliefs and wonder if we have reached the end of faith as well. It is for the day when assumptions about God and the religious teachings we trusted in the past no longer apply to life. When your old beliefs die, is it possible to hold onto faith? David Robert Anderson answers this question with a resounding yes. With Anderson as friend and guide, we discover that what once seemed an ending is actually a promising beginning—an invitation into a more authentic, and very different, spiritual experience.

Radical

Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
Author: David Platt
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 1601422229
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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WHAT IS JESUS WORTH TO YOU? It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily... BUT WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVES LIKE THAT? DO YOU? In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple--then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful" suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus. Finally, he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment -- a one-year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring.

The Faith Dare

30 Days to Live Your Life to the Fullest
Author: Debbie Alsdorf
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441212205
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Jesus came to give us abundant life. So why are so many Christian women living with worn-out faith, struggling just to get by? What if there was something more? What if we could be set free from worry, fear, and the constant cycle of searching for significance? The Faith Dare is a 30-day challenge for women who are tired of ho-hum living and want to break the pattern of self-reliance and people pleasing by putting their trust in God alone and learning to live to please him. This energizing book will change a woman's focus from her moods and attitudes to living in the power of God's Word. It will encourage her to take the next step and begin to live out real faith in her real life.

Own Your Life

Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love
Author: Sally Clarkson
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496403460
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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Do you ever long for days full of joy and energy—days that bring out the best version of you rather than leave you exhausted? Do you sometimes catch yourself wishing life was more impactful and fulfilling? In a world that’s moving so fast, it’s easy to lose your sense of purpose. So now is the time to make each moment of your ordinary, everyday, beautiful existence count. It’s time to own your life. Sally Clarkson’s Own Your Life is a breath of fresh air into the life and soul of a busy woman. Like a faithful friend, Sally journeys with you to explore what it means to live meaningfully, follow God truly, and bring much-needed order to your chaos. Each page offers deeply personal, authentic, and practical guidance to help you build an intentional life. Discover what it means to own your life, and dare to trust God’s hands as He richly shapes your character, family, work, and soul.

Praying Constantly

Bringing Your Faith to Life
Author: Benedict Groeschel
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1612781403
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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Just what did the Apostle Paul mean when he said, "Pray without ceasing" (1 Thess 5:17)? In this perceptive and timely book, celebrated spiritual teacher Benedict Groeschel demonstrates how the combination of grace with enduring Christian truths and practices will enable you to experience a deep, rewarding prayer life that in effect premeates everything you do. But Groeschel is not implying everyone should join a monastery. In fact, he points out that half of the communication equation has already been solved by ordinary Christians. God, who created humans in His image, is constantly trying to get in touch with us. He uses the gift of our senses, the beauty of creation, and the riches of music, art, and literature as a kind of celestial "call-waiting" system. The challenge confronting us is to "answer the call" by cultivating an awareness of God's loving presence. The foundation for doing so is to establish and maintain a schedule of daily prayer, thereby creating a framework for communication with God. In addition, the Church offers a lavish variety of resources to support our personal efforts, from daily Mass attendance, to praying the Rosary, to engaging in the ancient practice of lectio divina. As we let God touch our spirits, we will begin to practice contemplation, a prerequisite for regarding everything in our lives as spiritual exercises. This remarkable book uses the testimonies of Scripture and of the lives of saints through the ages to show how you can make your words and actions a river of unceasing prayer.

Call on Me

A Prayer Book for Young People
Author: Sharon Ely Pearson,Jenifer C. Gamber
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819228508
Category: Religion
Page: 136
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This prayer book designed for teens draws on the Book of Common Prayer, the Bible and events that occur in their daily lives. This creative compilation of over 100 original prayers offers simple and insightful instruction about prayer. It offers a wealth of diverse prayers on all manner of topics from prayers for the days of the week, to seasons of the year. Youth will find prayers to celebrate personal achievements and to address obstacles to grace and faith. The structure of the book will be in three parts: Common Prayer, including Morning Prayer, Compline, and Prayers of the People. Evening Prayer will not be included because most teens are busy with homework, sports and other extracurricular programs at that time. Compline is a popular liturgy at retreats for youth. Kinds of Prayer: Traditional and original prayers of adoration, praise, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation, intercession and petition. Personal Prayer: Divided into categories: Faith, Through the Day, Through the Year, Self, Milestones, Friends and Family, School and Work, Community and Work. Prayers include Confirmation, obtaining a driver’s license, death of a friend, graduation, argument with a parent, moving, going to camp, table graces, seasons of the Church year, homelessness, joy, thoughts of suicide, reconciliation. A prayer and scripture index are also included. A website www.episcopalprayer.org will support the book, inviting youth to share their own prayers.

What You Need To Know About Defending Your Faith

12 Lessons That Can Change Your Life
Author: Max Anders
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781401675370
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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Today believers encounter a dizzying array of religious options. What You Need to Know About Defending Your Faith gives every believer seeking answers complete training that will firm up their faith and provide confidence in sharing the gospel. The Max Anders What You Need to Know About series is made up of ten 12-lesson study guides covering the fundamentals of Christianity. The ten books in the series together form a “Basic Knowledge” program for seekers, new believers, and veteran believers who want a stronger foundation in the Christian faith. Features include: 12 lessons that can be completed in under 1 hour each Real-life application of biblical truth Explanations of prominent Christian views on every topic Easy-to-teach lessons, including previews and summary features Questions for discussion Core teachings on Christianity that will challenge any seeker, new believer, or veteran believer looking for a stronger foundation What You Need to Know About guides sold to date: More than 200,000 units

Be the Message

Taking Your Faith Beyond Words to a Life of Action
Author: Kerry Shook,Chris Shook
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
ISBN: 1400073812
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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The authors share how, tired of just preaching the words of the Gospel, they tried to manifest the Gospel in their intentions and actions, and how this shift in focus from words to action changed their family, church, and relationship with God.

Our Life with Jesus


Author: Theresa Vorndran
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780898701517
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 152
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Church Shift

Revolutionizing Your Faith, Church, and Life for the 21st Century
Author: Sunday Adelaja
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1599793733
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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Born in Nigeria, Adelaja was recruited as a teenager by Russian communists. Discover how God gave him a new assignment---to evangelize the Ukraine! Here's the astounding story of the unlikely pastor of Eastern Europe's largest megachurch. Recounting his struggle against prejudice and persecution, it will inspire you to maximize your impact for Christ. 224 pages, softcover from Charisma.

Your Life Follows Your Words


Author: Darlene Bishop
Publisher: Legacy Pub International
ISBN: 9781880809822
Category: Religion
Page: 150
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So many people are trapped by negativity, bitterness, unforgiveness, and are caught in a cycle of failure because of the words in their mouth. Pastor Bishop uncovers the truths of how one's life actually follows his words, and shows how faith grows with confession.

Fireproof Your Life

Building a Faith that Survives the Flames
Author: Michael Catt
Publisher: CLC Publications
ISBN: 1936143305
Category: Religion
Page: 167
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Using illustrations from his own life and from the movie, FIREPROOF, Catt discusses practical issues such as temptation, marriage and finances, helping us build a faith that resists our corrosive culture. Rather than succumb to the pressure of circumstances, we can stand tall and face our challenges in Christ’s power.

When God Says "Wait"

navigating life's detours and delays without losing your faith, your friends, or your mind
Author: Elizabeth Laing Thompson
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1683223047
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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A job, a true love, a baby, a cure. . . We’re all waiting for something from God. And the place between His answers can feel like a wasteland where dreams—and faith—go to die. When we’re waiting, we wonder, “Why?”, “Why me?”, and “How long?” But the truth? . . . When God says, “Wait,” He doesn’t tell us for how long. When God says, “Wait,” we face one of life’s greatest tests. When God says, “Wait,” we have decisions to make. When God says, “Wait,” we can control only two things: how we wait, and who we become along the way. Author Elizabeth Laing Thompson invites you to walk alongside people of the Bible who had to wait on God. . .imperfect heroes like David, Miriam, Naomi, Sarah, Joseph, and others. Their stories will provide a roadmap for your own story, helping you navigate the painful, lonely territory of waiting, coming out on the other side with your faith, relationships, and sense of humor intact. They might even help you learn to enjoy the ride. This book is about the journey of waiting, the space between answers, and the people we become while we live there.

The Integrated Life

Experience the Powerful Advantage of Integrating Your Faith and Work
Author: Ken Eldred
Publisher: Elevate: Faith
ISBN: 9780984091119
Category: Religion
Page: 226
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What if we could resolve the exhausting struggle between work, family, and spiritual life? What if we recognized a deep connection between faith and business? What if biblical values weren't roadblocks but actually the source of successful business? What if the real goal of business were more noble than maximizing profit? What if we could see our everyday work as having spiritual value? What if we could approach it as ministry? What if it were our calling, a calling as high as that of a pastor or missionary? What if God cared deeply about our work and wanted to be involved? And what if we could even partner with him in our business? Many of us believe the key to resolving the tension between work and faith lies in a more balanced life. Pursuing balance is important, Eldred explains, but that noble effort still leaves us with compartmentalized lives. We still sense that all those prime hours of our day have little or no spiritual significance. Integration is the key to changing that mindset and thus "redeeming" the vast majority of our time, the hours devoted to work. When our work is a holy calling and a ministry, it's loaded with spiritual significance. All that time we spend at work has spiritual value. So while balance alone might redeem some hours, integration can redeem far more! Ken Eldred reveals how to find a deep integration between our work and faith such that all areas of our lives further God's kingdom, glorify him, and fulfill our life mission. As we integrate our lives, he explains, we can experience the abundant life that Jesus offers us. The author takes on pervasive misconceptions stemming both from business and from church. He debunks these misguided beliefs and attitudes that hold us back and reveals a transformational new paradigm for purpose-driven work. Eldred explains that we have a threefold ministry in our work life: pointing those around us to God (a ministry at work), serving and creating via the work itself (a ministry of work), and redeeming the practices, policies, and structures of institutions (a ministry to work). That's a pretty lofty charge for those of us in the marketplace! This book offers a powerful picture of the integrated life in which our faith impacts every sphere, including our work in the marketplace. Drawing on his own experience and the example of others, Eldred lays out practical applications that lead to abundant living through a far deeper connection between work and faith.

Practicing Our Faith

A Way of Life for a Searching People
Author: Dorothy C. Bass
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470569948
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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An updated edition of the down-to-earth resource that offers twelve practices to make Christian faith a way of life Many Christians are looking for ways to deepen their relationship with God by practicing their faith in everyday life. This best-selling guide helps take belief out of the realm of theory and shows how to live it out in a series of twelve central practices such as hospitality, forgiveness, healing, testimony, and keeping Sabbath. Designed to work across a wide range of Christian laypeople, leaders, denominations, and study groups, this is the second edition of the book that Theology called "... a stimulating contribution to the work of making explicit the connection between what Christians do and what they believe." Contains information on the practices discussed in the book and shows how they relate to and intersect with prayer, worship, and Bible study Offers a guide for conversation, learning, and growth at the back of the book This updated and expanded new edition includes a new introduction and two additional chapters that describes new insights into and experiences with the "practicing our faith" approach The book includes a variety of prominent contributors, who draw on their rich shared experience as believers, theologians, ethicists, and educators.

Life as a Vapor

Thirty-One Meditations for Your Faith
Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 9780307563866
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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"You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away" (James 4:14). Living knowing that your life is a vapor is different than just living. Things here are passing away. You’ve got to hold on to what will stand. Savor what matters. This collection of thirty-one articles is full of that heart-longing after Christ that distinguishes Piper’s preaching ministry. Readers will feel as though they have stumbled into a garden as they enter these pages. The Scripture cuts, Christ is exalted in God, and we worship Him. Life Is Short. Eternity Is Long. Live Like It. You will exist forever. You and God are both in the universe to stay—either as friends on His terms, or enemies on yours—which it will be is proven in this life. And this life is a vapor. Two seconds, and we will be gone. In these thirty-one meditations, John Piper will connect you to a fresh understanding of God and a renewed relationship with Him. You’ll find your faith stirred to make every day count for Christ when you consider life as a vapor. Story Behind the Book Time is precious. We are fragile. Life is short. Eternity is long. Every minute counts. Oh, to be a faithful steward of the breath God has given me. Three texts resound in my ears: “Redeem the time” (Ephesians 5:16 ); “It is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy” (1 Corinthians 4:2); “His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me” (1 Corinthians 15:10 ). Surely God means for our minutes on earth to count for something significant. Paul said, “In the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain” (Philippians 2:16). In the same way, I have good hope from the Lord that my “labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58 ). From the Hardcover edition.