227 pages, 47 of 51 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
God has offered us firsthand knowledge of His love, His grace, and His power. Yet so often, we too easily settle for someone else’s descriptions, the Cliff notes from another’s spiritual journey. We are content for “God-experts” to do the heavy lifting and then give us the bottom line. And like any secondhand information, after enough times through the grapevine, the truth about God deteriorates and crumbs of rumor are all that remain.
But when life derails, and things don’t go as we had planned, our thin view of God is challenged. In those critical moments, we can choose to walk away from God, or to let our questions lead us home. When we choose to wrestle with God, to engage Him for ourselves, we-like Jacob and Job and David-will see rumors die and revelation come alive.
It’s time to hear the magnificent, Divine Invitation. It’s time to take God up on His offer and embrace the mystery and majesty of knowing Him for ourselves.
142 pages, 5 of 5 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
It was only to be a vacation — a two-week respite from her work, and a chance to visit with friends. But when a young widow named Jennifer Marlowe takes a trip to Manchester, England to visit old chums, the plans change. Instead of touring the city of Manchester, she ends up in the Scottish Highlands where she will meet a tall Scot with haunted eyes, whose bitterness toward God touches her heart and life. The story line is told through the eyes of both Jennifer and the ‘tall Scot’ named James ‘Mac’ MacAndrew. As we learn about his past and what has caused the inner turmoil in his life, we are drawn further into the story. Interwoven between the pages are the supporting characters, each helping to add love, laughter and spice to this modern-time love story.
307 pages, 4 of 4 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
What if, in the course of your everyday life, you walked through an ordinary-looking door and discovered yourself inside a strange tower that stands outside of this world: a tower full of doors, each leading to a different world? From that tower, you could travel anywhere, meet anyone, and do nearly anything. The price of admission, however, is your life. Once you join the Center, you can never go back to the life you once knew.
Meet the five newest Center recruits: team captain Ronin, a genetically-modified teenage soldier; team vice-captain Calypso Makkarios, orphaned by the very organization that later recruited her; senior student Truman, whose only home is the Center tower; Damek, the gentle giant whose family left him for dead; and Jinx, an outcaste girl with uncanny instincts. These five must come together as a team to carry out dangerous training missions meant to prepare them for a life as Center operatives. Some are destined to become diplomats or spies, while others will become medics or soldiers—but first they must survive their education.
249 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Eagle in Flight: The Life of Athanasius, the Apostle of the Trinity is the exciting and true story of St. Athanasius of Alexandria who saw almost all the bishops of the Church sign their names to false creeds, including Pope Liberius who signed under torture and later recanted. Falsely accused by his enemies of rape, murder, and treason, Athanasius, with the death penalty hanging over his head, fought to uphold the true faith as handed down from the apostles, while hiding out in abandoned cisterns, tombs, and the desert. This is a story of heroism and triumph presented in the form of a novel to make the events come alive for the reader. Athanasius has much to say to today’s Church.
223 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
Today William Carey is unknown in the world. This novel brings him back in to our conscience. While in present situation, we, all over the world are restless about the failing systems around us and the degeneration setting in, Carey is the one who should be remembered because no system could defeat him. Neither East India Company which had banned missionary activity in India and which threatened him to deport, nor the deep malaise and degeneration in contemporary Indian society!
William Carey was a cobbler, with education till standard four. In 1793 Carey stepped on Indian soil and never ever returned to England again. He doggedly lived here with very harsh personal struggle. His wife could not adjust here and turned schizophrenic.
Carey with his colleagues, now famous as Serampur Trio established the first modern schooling in India educating girls as well as boys, higher castes as well as lower castes.
Carey relentlessly agitated against the ritual called “sati” in which the widows climbed on to the funeral pyres of their deceased husbands to join them in the after-life. His struggle for ban on Sati for thirty long years ended with success with help from Raja Ram Mohan Roy.
Carey brought the modern press to India—both journalism as well as the printing press. The quality of paper needed for mechanical press was not manufactured in India in that period, therefore, he began manufacturing required quality of paper, by installing the first steam engine in India for that purpose.
He started the first newspaper in India, ‘Friend of India’ which later merged into Calcutta’s Statesman.
He started the first vernacular college in Serampore. It used Bengali as a medium of instruction and grew into India’s first university, independent of the British Raj.
Carey was a linguist with working knowledge of ninety languages. He was professor of Sanskrit, Marathi and Bengali. Carey himself taught astronomy, botany, and forestry besides, of course, languages and the Bible. He studied Indian plants, published books on science, established the second-best botanical garden in India, and founded the Agri-Horticultural Society to encourage agricultural innovation.
This novel is a thus a treasure to read and know about William Carey!
The novel is unique in style. It is a biographical novel but is a different one. It deals with Carey’s own struggle, his own depression, his own journey and zeal. It is fast paced novel, hooks the reader from the beginning. It portrays Carey as a human being. The astonishment grips the reader as he moves on. “How can a single man accomplish all this?” the reader wonders. We have all lost habit to witness humble self-less giants among us. The novel awakens us from our slumber and apathy. It evokes gratitude.
If the novel successfully reaches many readers, only one person will be unhappy. The Carey himself! Carey was too shy of approving even an idea of writing a novel on him. Near his death, William Carey told Joshua, his colleague, “If you ask me, just bury me. Do not even raise a tomb. But you will not heed to me. You would raise a tomb. Then please do not write my name on it. That too you will not heed. So now give me a promise that you will write on that tomb whatever I am telling you now. So write thus, Name: William Carey. Then write just one sentence down the name, ‘He was a thick headed laborer mule working all his life for Christ’.”
103 pages, 3 of 3 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
It’s race day. An expectant hush falls over the crowd. Cameras pan down pit road as a lone voice prays, then someone sings the National Anthem. When the command rings out, the thunderous roar of engines makes your heart pound. Whether you’re trackside or watching from your sofa, it’s time to go racing!
In Race Fans’ Devotions to Go, author Beth Bence Reinke shares observations about drivers and racing as well as stories about her experiences at the track. Each of the 31 devotions illustrates the similarities between motorsports and life and ends with a “pit stop” – an idea to make your life more fulfilling.
Live Abundantly! Business Lessons from the Bible by FE Tabor
153 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Do centuries old lessons of the Bible have a place in our twenty-first Century economy? Can ancient “truths” guide business to greater profits today? Can the same Bible that guided primitive goat herders also guide a mega corporation executive?
Yes! Yes! and Yes!
The Bible belongs to the gritty world of business. Hiring and firing, competitors and partners, greedy governments and needy neighbors—all that and more is in those ancient and ageless pages.Six days a week we are instructed to work to provide for the needs of family and society. God cares about our work so much He provided us with a written manual to guide us through difficult times. The Bible teaches man to live with abundance.
With humor and compassion, Fran reflects on fifty of the Biblical business lessons she discovered while seeking help. Whether a business owner, a manager, or just starting to find your niche in the working world, these Biblical insights will help you re-discover the world’s most practical business guide, The Holy Bible.
no reviews, Lending Enabled
“I forgive you,” are three of the hardest words to say to someone who has thru their words, actions or the lack thereof, brought pain into your life. You hold these words captive as if by releasing them you will lose a vital part of yourself. You continue to relive this pain and it affects every aspect of your life. On the contrary, it is thru forgiving others that you unlock the chains that tie you to past pain. You regain that valuable place in your heart giving you peace of mind, love and a renewed since of self.
In Yes, You Can Forgive! Dominique Baptiste will help you to:
>> Understand what is true forgiveness
>> Identify the sources unforgiveness in your heart.
>> Navigate thru the progressive stages of Forgiveness
>> Embrace Your Personal Peace thru Divine Forgiveness
180 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
When Daniel Mason, a famous musician and a face from her past, is injured in a freak accident, he turns to Julia for help. But can she overcome the betrayal and heartache she suffered when he left her years before to pursue his career? Most importantly, can she risk losing the one thing that matters more to her than life itself?
169 pages, 18 of 26 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Teenager Melissa Rollins seems to have it all, and now she’s got the eye of the cute new guy in school, Beau Pointreaux. The one thing Melissa doesn’t have is a perfect body. There are ways to fix that, though.
Strict dieting and throwing up can’t be all bad, can they? Melissa soon finds the consequences are devastating, but turning back isn’t so easy. Will she hear God’s voice before it’s too late?
The Colonel’s Daughter by Lili Tufel
no reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Special Forces Lieutenant and fellow soldiers move heaven and earth to protect the Colonel’s daughter from an opium drug lord.
NOTE: If you don’t believe in love at first sight, this book is NOT for you.
50 Prayers from Paul’s Letter to the Romans by Imogen Garner
no reviews, Lending Enabled
50 Prayers from Paul’s letter to the Romans (Kindle Edition).
Christian Fiction that have been previously free and are now free again
Signs and Wonders by Alex Adena (Contemporary Fiction)
119 pages, 24 of 25 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
A Time to Love by Barbara Cameron (Amish Fiction)
304 pages, 41 of 53 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra Bricker (Contemporary Romance)
308 pages, 115 of 211 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Honor Redeemed: First Responder Book 2 by Loree Lough (Contemporary Romance)
264 pages, 8 of 15 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
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