Andrew Murry: Destined to Serve, A Biological Nvel by Olea Nel
249 pages, 18 of 18 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
A boyish and fun-loving Andrew Murray arrives back in South Africa after being ordained at the Hague on his twentieth birthday. He soon discovers that his preaching lacks the power displayed by his heroes of the faith. He therefore decides to embark on a quest to become a powerful preacher filled with the Holy Spirit.
But not long after his appointment as pastor to the Dutch emigrants beyond the borders of the Cape, he finds that he is being shunted off course by a frenetic round of preaching tours that sap his energy and leave him little time to spend with God. He also finds himself having to cope with an overly demanding church council, as well as walk a tightrope between the Boer farmers and the British Settler community who are bent on land speculation to the detriment of neighbouring tribes.
Feeling overwhelmed by the task, and knowing that he was pressed into taking it, he starts to doubt his calling. It does not take him long to realize that he has to either man-up or bow out.
The God Who Solves Pain by Stephen Morrison
136 pages, 14 of 15 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
The God Who Solves Pain is written for anyone who has ever wondered, “where is God in my pain?” With biblical proofs and logical conclusions, this book seek to redefine how you understand God and His relationship to pain. The questions dealt with in this book are ones many struggle with before, or after believing in Christ. These questions include: “Does God cause pain?” “If God is good, why does He allow pain?” “Where is God in my suffering?”
This book may not give you all the answers you’re looking for, but it will certainly offer a new perspective on these age old questions. Most of all, Stephen D Morrison writes to convince you that God is GOOD. Absolutely good!
The Great Darkening by RG Triplett (Epic of Haven Trilogy #1)
454 pages, 45 of 53 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
When the great burning tree of Haven begins to die, leaving the otherwise unlit world of Aiénor in a state of ever-growing darkness, a young man sets upon a quest to discover a new source of light before the unknown evils lurking in the shadows unleash their fury upon the unsuspecting world.
Fear strikes the citizens of Haven at the diminishing of their holy tree, and they determine that the only way to fend off the impending dark is to set about making their own light. There are plenty of trees in the forests of Aiénor to burn. But what happens when the timber has been consumed and the great tree has failed?
Could it be that one will emerge who will uncover the prophecies of old and seek the promised light?
How People Change by Timothy Lane and Paul David Tripp
272 pages, 163 of 171 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
A changed heart is the bright promise of the gospel.
When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it doesn’t mean a heart that is immediately perfected, but a heart that is capable of being changed. Jesus’ work on the cross targets our hearts, our core desires and motivations, and when our hearts change, our behavior changes. It’s amazing to watch people who once seemed stuck in a pattern of words, choices, and behaviors start living in a new way as Christ changes their hearts.