310 pages, 40 of 40 reviews are 4 or 5-stars
Dr. Lilly Reeves is a young, accomplished ER physician with her whole life ahead of her. But that life instantly changes when she becomes the fifth victim of a serial rapist. Believing it’s the only way to recover her reputation and secure peace for herself, Lilly sets out to find–and punish–her assailant. Sporting a mysterious tattoo and unusually colored eyes, the rapist should be easy to identify. He even leaves what police would consider solid evidence. But when Lilly believes she has found him, DNA testing clears him as a suspect. How can she prove he is guilty if science says he is not?
189 pages, 24 of 24 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Women are as unique as snowflakes or butterflies, but after surveying hundreds of them, writer and radio host Diane Markins learned that the top needs they feel are the same. She also began hearing a recurring theme: I want more! I want to be better! I want to be bold!
Women in High Def aims to propel women out of a low-def, foggy life of going through the motions in a blur. The profound stories, intercessory prayer prompts and coaching elements work together to catapult women into living fearlessly for God…being bolder moms, having purposeful passions, pursuing marriage excellence, loving themselves with gusto, laughing with abandon, transforming mistakes into blasts of blessings and bravely seeking the Lord in all His majestic glory. The Bible study at the back of the book points them to scripture to gain Biblical insight and direction for each need and role they play. It can be used alone or in a group.
Women in High Def is not passive reading. It cries out to the spirit of readers to be unafraid as they actively reach for clarity, vibrancy and intensity in all the meaningful areas of their lives.
472 pages, 34 of 36 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Read the story that turned children into warriors, and warriors into legends.
The Dairne-Reih haven’t been seen in Dionia for generations—their kind and their king, Morgui, banished long ago from haunting paradise. But when creation shows signs of deterioration, the kings of the seven realms converge in the sacred Gvindollion gathering to arrive at one inexplicable conclusion: Morgui has returned.
In the hopes of entrusting Dionia’s brave history and perilous future to a generation that has never known war, the kings decide to raise up their young sons as an elite group of warriors, known only as the Dibor.
Gorn, legendary hero of the First Battle, is commissioned to teach the Dibor the art of war, leading them on a four-year adventure on the Isle of Kirstell. It is Luik, son of Lair, who soon emerges as the warband’s spirited front man. But he is not the only one of his peers to grow in power; his dear friend Fane discovers hidden abilities among the Mosfar under the mentorship of Li-Saide of Ot, while Princess Anorra finds that her lifelong tutor knows as much about combat as he does about etiquette.
There is little time for the Dibor to enjoy the satisfaction of graduation, however, as a sinister plot is discovered to dethrone Dionia’s kings and flatten the capital city of Adriel. The Dibor are summoned to war, along with the rest of Dionia’s fighting men. It is before the gates of Adriel Palace that Luik and his army face Morgui’s prince, Valdenil, as well as the unending ranks of the Dairne-Reih.
Walk With Me: Pilgrim’s Progress For Married Couples by Annie Wald (forward by Euguene Peterson)
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Peter and Celeste choose to travel as one on the lifelong journey to the King’s City. They are blissfully in love and bound to each other by the Cords of Commitment. Shortly after visiting the Moon of Honey they discover that the journey proves much more difficult than they expected. When they find themselves laboring through the Swamp of Selfishness, crossing the dismal Plains of Distance, and nearly becoming separated by the River of Unfaithfulness, their love for each other and for the King is challenged. They must choose whether to continue on together, not knowing if they can be warmed again by the Kindling of Affection, or visit the Valley of Cut Cords to journey alone once more.
Inspired by the timeless classic Pilgrim’s Progress, Annie Wald’s Walk with Me exposes the journey of marriage as the epic passage that it is and the refining process it can become.
366 pages, 5 of 5 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled, Young Adult
The Journey of a Lifetime begins in Wynnewood.
After three years of friendship, adventures, dangers, and triumphs, Dove still wrestles with the ultimate question. Is I AM the God of her heart? While Philip struggles with the direction of his own life, his friend’s secret threatens to divide more than friends. Who is Dove? What is Dove? And can Philip truly accept her when he discovers who is beneath the cloak she wears? The adventure continues beyond anything either of them could have imagined.
With Philip studying at Oxford, who will help Dove as she struggles with trusting I AM, and who will come to her rescue as she’s whisked away to the caves of the Sceadu in the middle of the night? Lord Morgan is torn as the news arrives that both of his young friends are in trouble. Can the Earl of Wynnewood come to the rescue in time?
242 pages, 4 of 4 reviews are 4 or 5-star
223 pages, 6 of 9 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Heaven has existed for eons and the angels have settled into their allotted tasks and lifestyle, and expect little to change.
So, when God decides to create the universe and the race of humans, many of the angels are greatly disconcerted and Lucifer, feeling his lofty status as first angel threatened by this new development, is provoked into sedition.
Thus begins the Great War between the angels, and the eternal determination by Lucifer to wreck this new creation.
By mingling the story of the rebellion of Lucifer from St. John’s ‘Revelation’ with the Book of Genesis, Zack Wall has woven an exciting tale of battles in the heavens and struggles on earth, while painting a beautiful tale of miracles, betrayal, life and love.
352 pages, 32 of 37 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Chris Matlock is a weary and wounded ex-soldier who just wants some peace in his life, but then he meets Hannah Bontrager, a gentle, pacifist Amish woman who turns his world upside down. Born and raised on a Kansas farm, Chris finally finds peace in this simple community helping with the crops. He expects resistance from the Amish but is appalled when he and Hannah experience threats. When he discovers who his enemy is, he realizes he must stay and reveal a secret that could take away everything.
220 pages, 15 of 16 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
‘The Prodigal Prophet’ is a Forrest Gump-like account of a simple man in search of a pure faith among the Christian sects of Northern Ireland, the British mainland and North America during the latter half of the twentieth century and beyond.
As a satire it is hard to beat. It is spell-binding, head-shakingly absurd, comic, caustic and tragic – a see-saw of hopes raised and hopes dashed.
But it is not a satire. It is what really happened to Dylan Morrison, a fervent, credulous man in search of a Christian integrity worthy of his faith.
It’s lessons stretch far further than the narrow confines of present day Christian observance. They apply to anyone in search of spiritual solutions who hopes to find them at the feet of a guru. A Christian churchman may be the ultimate oxymoron, but the spiritual Spiritualist isn’t far behind.
Dylan finally comes to the conclusion that leaders need followers, and followers need leaders, and in that co-dependency lies the problem. From now on his allegiance is to Spirit alone.
Nevertheless, over the course of his journey, he has experienced many strange and miraculous phenomena from speaking in tongues, to prophesies that have come elliptically to pass, to collapsing in the presence of the Spirit. He has lost a son and been saved by another.
Redemption treads a winding path.
202 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Is the Spirit of America dying? Many have grown increasingly aware of this possibility since the Great Recession began, but few want to admit it. Today, America is deeply divided and filled with uncertainty, and a palpable sense of malaise has settled over her people. Could it really be that America’s best days are behind her?
We Americans used to be proud of our nation, and certain of who we were as a people. The general feeling that America was a moral and decent country was pervasive throughout the nation, if not much of the world. We proudly flew Old Glory and without reservation proclaimed that the United States of America was the greatest nation on earth.
But today that seems to be the exception rather than the rule. Now we have brief, fleeting episodes of pride in our nation around the holidays or when we hear stories of our soldiers and their bravery. But the general feeling of pride in who we are as Americans and what we stand for is fading, and no one seems to know how to get it back.
Early in America’s history, Alexander de Tocqueville wrote, “America is great because Americans are good.” If America’s greatness is fading, could it be that something has happened to her people’s goodness? And if America is in permanent decline, will we accept that fate without a fight?
In 755 BC, the prophet Hosea was called to deliver a message to another nation in decline, the Northern Kingdom of Israel. But what would Hosea say if he had been sent to modern-day America instead? And if he had been sent to us instead of Israel, would we be receptive to his message or scorn him as Israel once did?
Are we prepared to honestly look at what has happened – and what is happening – to our country? Are we prepared to examine the heart of our beloved nation and diagnose the disease that is threatening to take her very life?
1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
If you’re a pastor or Christian leader working with the Millennial generation you’ve probably lamented the trend of “young people” leaving the church and possibly found yourself at loss knowing how to lead and mentor the ones that remain.
After nearly three years of extensive research, I believe that the way Christians teach about calling is a key element to successfully engaging and mentoring my peers. This book is about equipping you to help Millennials navigate their questions about meaningful work and service in today’s world.
In three short sections I cover why calling is essential for our faith, what’s problematic in how we typically talk about callings, and how we can foster an environment that encourages each person in their unique calling.
249 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Religion and Christianity, in particular, have always been fascinating subjects.
Contemplating the rich two thousand year history of Christianity, and the few hundred years of development in the United States, brings to mind the vast divergence and the many forms that comprise this religion. From the orthodox to the independent branch, from the protestant to the restoration movement, there has been division. At the same time, each group gives its own opinion and view as rationalized by their particular cadre of qualified scholars.
With the restoration of Israel as a nation in 1948, and with Jerusalem restored to the Jews in 1967, there has been an emergence of a “new” form or movement of believer. In actuality, is not new, but is the oldest movement based upon the belief in Jesus and his teachings. It is the movement of the Jewish believers in Jesus as the Messiah and Savior.
Known as Messianic Judaism, it is a fact that there are more Jews who accept Jesus today than at any time in history since the 1st century. In the last few years, there has been resurgence in the number of Jewish adherents who follow Jesus, more than the previous nineteen centuries combined. Now, there are Messianic congregations throughout the cities of the United States. Also, congregations are beginning to proliferate worldwide. This must be a prophetic event. The “time of the Gentiles” might be fulfilled.
Anciently, just as Joseph of Egypt, known by his Egyptian name of Zaph-enath-pan-eah (Gen 41:45), dressed in the attire of Egyptian nobility with the manners and language of the Egyptians, was unrecognized by his eleven brothers, so it is with Yeshua. Unrecognized by his Gentile name of Jesus/Iesous with his depiction commonly given as a blond European dressed in Byzantium robes, his Jewishness has been hidden for centuries. But, in the present day, his Jewishness is being rediscovered.
Ironically, the discourse between the Gentile Christians and the Messianic Jews of today mirrors and brings to mind the same discussions of the first and second century. This parallel situation brought to the forefront the question: How did Christianity emerge from Judaism?
Realizing my own biases and prejudices, I have tried to give an honest appraisal of this question and have answered it, at least to my own satisfaction.
28 pages, 5 of 5 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
A Pumpkin for God was inspired by my Granddaughter Keri, who was trying to accept her Grandfathers death and did it in such a beautiful way that I felt it was a story that should be told. Great Illustrations by Illustrator Steve Lavigne.
Rachel Elaine reviewed the book and said. This is an absolutely charming children’s book that is not necessarily seasonal as it is based on the timeless topic of a child dealing with her grief after the loss of her beloved grandfather. Five year old Keri, devises her own way to honor her grandfather with an interesting twist to include God as well.
Each turn of the page provides delightfully vibrant illustrations of artist, Steve Lavigne, to tell part of the story for young children to follow along with.
Rendering a simple plot and a sweet resolution, “A Pumpkin For God” is sure to be a much loved book of any child.
194 pages, 1 of 2 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
For the last 500 years the evangelical gospel has demanded: “Confess the legalities, the ‘how’ of salvation,” as opposed to the Bible’s simple offer: “Believe in the Author, the ‘Who’ of salvation.” Winning a Generation Without the Law explains why the gospel, in its essence, is a relational invitation and how the cracks in our legal approach are widening in today’s relativistic Western culture. The author shows why evangelicalism needs to give more consideration to defining the gospel for a society founded on pluralism, naturalism, secularism, and humanism – Paul’s culture “without law.” The book sheds light on the many ways evangelicalism unwittingly weaves the law into its interaction with postmodern society, making unnecessary demands that exceed the simplicity of the good news.
The book explores the reasons evangelical Christianity must keep separate two distinct mandates: calling into discipleship those who have believed, and declaring the gospel – stripped of all that is not the gospel – to those who haven’t. It contrasts evangelical culture’s struggle to win a lawless people to the law as a preliminary step to winning them to Christ with apostolic Christianity’s willingness to accommodate two radically different communities: those under the law and those without law.
Up until forty years ago, Western civilization was a culture under the law: a worldview that accepted the premise of a Lawgiver outside of creation who decrees absolute truth and an unchanging morality. Even though that society disappeared a generation ago, the author contends that 21st-century evangelicalism has yet to re-frame its gospel for this present age. Reflecting on our fixation on the Reformation’s “legalized” gospel, the great Southern Baptist theologian John A. Broadus lamented, “I think sometimes that Martin Luther made the world somewhat one-sided by his doctrine of justification by faith; that the great mass of the Protestant world are inclined to suppose that there is no other way of looking on the gospel.”
Winning a Generation Without the Law explains why biblical evangelism must interpret the gospel to any culture within its own terms of reference, not demand that it adjust to the messenger’s. Instead, evangelicals relentlessly insist that law must precede gospel. The book appeals to evangelicalism to stop seeing society’s departure from the law as a rejection of Christ, when the root problem is its own failure to interpret the gospel to a culture without law.
671 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 4-star, Lending Enabled
The purpose of this interdisciplinary dissertation is to study and analyse the New Perspective on Paul and its aftermath from the angle of Jewish-Christian relations. Its central aim is to evaluate the underlying premises at play in Pauline interpretations with special reference to the issue of supersessionism (the question of whether the Church has replaced or is considered inherently superior to Israel), and then compare the results of that research with how contemporary Jewish-Christian dialoguers are responding to those same issues today. The results of that interaction on several key areas are then evaluated and possible ways forward are advanced in the general conclusion.
This dissertation aims to be a further contribution to that interdisciplinary conversation. Beyond the series of critiques and assessments that it offers, its main added value is to be found in three areas: (i) that it presents the broad parameters of Pauline research from Baur to Dunn and beyond on both the Christian and Jewish sides; (ii) that it offers its own perspective on Paul in dialogue with these findings; and (iii) that it attempts to further define and analyse what is meant by the term supersessionism while presenting various options for how to address it.
Ultimately, though, this work does not seek to provide solid homogeneous answers to difficult questions, but rather, in dialogue with many other voices, it endeavours to map out ways forward by highlighting alternative viewpoints. Viewpoints that, like sign posts on a long and dangerous journey, point towards roads less travelled. It will then be for the coming generations to say whether those roads are actually worth following or not.
129 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
Primal Credo is a fresh, modern reading of the Apostles’ Creed. Some followers of Christ have never heard of the creed and others recite the creed Sunday after Sunday without giving it much thought. This book will help you grow in faith if you are a new Christian or a seasoned saint. Enter into the creed and discover your DNA as a believer in Jesus Christ.
The Apostles’ Creed is an entry point into God’s story. From “I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth” to “I believe in…the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting” the Apostles’ Creed provides a helpful synopsis of God’s story recorded in Scripture. Both the creed and the Scriptures are gifts from the historic church to the contemporary church. The creed works to keep us focused on the big ideas of the Bible, namely God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The creed has been around nearly as long as there has been a Christian Church and for centuries followers of Christ have looked to the creed as a guide to weed out wrong ideas about God, creation, Jesus, salvation, and the end of human history. This book offers a compelling reflection on the Apostles’ Creed, guiding the reader through the language of the creed without big, hard-to-understand, theological words.
Primal Credo allows everyday Christians to understand and live out the essentials of the Christian faith.
168 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
This is the story of my journey into the world of crack cocaine and severe alcoholism. My grief over tragically losing my mother, stepfather and ten year old nephew in a car wreck began a life of binge drinking and a $1000 a day crack habit. With the help of the Unity Church and many spiritual teachers and friends I was able to get sober and find peace. After eight years of sobriety I relapsed for two years. By the grace of God, countless friends, family, and Unity I was able to get back on track and find my purpose again. I recently moved back to Austin, Texas (home to my spirit) where I attend the Unity Church and have made many new friends and communicate daily with lifelong friends whom I cherish with all my heart. I look forward to traveling and sharing my story with the world.
173 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
There comes a time in every person’s life when they wonder: does anything I do really matter? In this inspiring book, bestselling author P.K. Hallinan shows readers how to answer that question with a resounding yes! With encouraging stories from his life and others, Hallinan lays out five immensely practical steps readers can follow to achieve a more meaningful life: Work hard, Go in the strength you have, Finish what you start, Be patient, Help other people along the way.
190 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
Good things come in short packages…
…to reword an old saying. With Lauren 5′ 11″ and James 5′ 6″ someone was at a disadvantage. Initially his height was a hurdle for her, but that disadvantage disintegrated as his disposition endeared him more and more to her. Lighthearted, easygoing, fun, and funny. That he was as well as very warm and extremely loving. In fact he was passion personified. After merely a month of acquaintance, Lauren knows loneliness no more, not with James around, making her smile and feel cherished and very loved.
All good things must come to an end…
…Another familiar old saying. Will the good thing Lauren has found in James come to an end? With a childhood fear that has persisted into adulthood still lingering in her life, and with James guarding a secret that could shatter a love he’s incredibly found, this good thing called love that they’ve found in each other might just meet an unexpected end.
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This book is not part of the 50 Shades of Gray series but is a Bible-based response and devotional book from a Christian perspective.
E.L. James trilogy 50 Shades of Gray has sold over 40 million copies. And though wildly popular with Christian readers, the content of the book can be damaging to our view of sex and our relationship with God.
This book is not anti-sex. Let’s be honest. Sex is good. Sometimes it’s even great. It feels good and is the most intimate and expressive way of connecting between a man and a woman. But because it is also one of the least talked about subjects in church, we can view it as a subject that isn’t relevant to God or our faith.
This book is a Christian response to the best-selling 50 Shades of Grey in an easy to read, 50 day devotional format. These Bible-based readings will help you delve more deeply into what God’s Word says about sex, our lives, and our faith in God.
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Beckoned by the King is written for the person who longs to enter a deeper, heart to heart relationship with the King of Glory.
A Bible study based on Psalm 119, the truths revealed, and the ones you uncover in this book will apply to every area of your life and walk with God. I know your life will be changed as you assign time to do the study. Mine certainly has!
“The author of Psalm 119 had a theme that filled his soul, a theme as big as life that ranged the length and breadth and height and depth of a person’s walk with God. Nothing less than the use of the full power of language would suffice, and of that the alphabet was a most apt symbol.” This is what the study notes say in the NIV Study Bible about Psalm 119.
Beckoned by the King, based on each Hebrew letter of the alphabet found in Psalm 119, is intended to provoke, challenge and motivate you to a deeper place of intimacy with the King of Glory.
Allow these eternal words of truth to touch you in the deepest places in your heart and bring you to a place where your heart too, overflows with the same godly theme. Read them. Read them slowly, meditate on them, let them tumble around in your head; savor them so you can experience for yourself the unfading richness of God’s Word.
At the end of each section, there are Bible study questions. Assign time to the reading of God’s Word, ask yourself, and ask the Holy Spirit what the Word is saying. Consider the lessons that you can learn as you apply various sections to your life. Meditate upon the Word, ask yourself what God’s Word means to you, deep in your heart and soul, and then decide how you will respond to it and how you will apply his Word to your life.
It takes us from the time we give our hearts to Him right up until the end of our lives. It is a great example of how the King communes with our hearts. Enjoy the growth you experience as you complete the Bible study questions and draw closer to the One who loves you with passion burning in His heart.
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