274 pages, 29 of 29 reviews are 5-star
112 pages, 18 of 18 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Too often, evangelical Christians regard evangelism as something that only the gifted elite of the Church can undertake successfully. Unfortunately, many approaches to evangelism only serve to reinforce this attitude. Although many Christians genuinely want to share Christ with others, their efforts at evangelism often leave them feeling frustrated and guilty. As a pastor, author Steve Sjogren loved to do evangelism, but noticed that most members of his congregation didn’t share his enthusiasm-in spite of their desire to share the gospel. So he began experimenting with a simple approach to outreach called “servant evangelism” that allowed any believer-regardless of gifting-to be involved in sharing God’s love with others. This book is a collection of 101 ways that Christians can reach out to those around them. Sjogren describes this book as an “interactive cookbook.” The concepts for outreach outlined in this “read-and-do” book are designed to be read and then done with a few friends, a small group, or an entire church.
320 pages, 10 of 11 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Kate Weaver returns home to her family’s farm in Apple Lake, Wisconsin, battered and bruised and carrying a secret. She is not yet baptized and has spent the past year at a music conservatory in Milwaukee, living among the English. Music is Kate’s passion, and she is very good, so she faces a difficult choice; she must either give up her family and home to pursue her talents or come home and be baptized and give up on her dreams. And with Nathaniel King, the handsome neighbor boy she grew up with, paying attention to her, the choice of whether to return to school in the fall is even harder. Kate wins a starring role in an upcoming opera, and as she wrestles with pressure from her family and her newfound feelings for Nathaniel, she is also haunted by what happened to her just before she left school: she fought to protect her friends against an angry ex and landed the man in intensive care. Will the consequences of that battle be the end of everything she’s ever wanted? Will Nathaniel wait around while she tries to figure out God’s plan for her life?
298 pages, 77 of 96 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Rich in Historical Detail, This Is a Romance that Delivers!An unsolved mystery separates ex-privateersman Captain Brogan Talvis from his lost son–his only living relation, his only family. Shortly before her tragic demise, his wife abandoned their infant to strangers, refusing to reveal the child’s whereabouts. Now, three years later, Brogan has discovered the boy at the home of a shipbuilder’s daughter, Lorena Huntley.Lorena guards a dark secret about her young charge. She finds herself falling for the heroic captain who has come to claim his newly built ship, unaware his motive for wooing her is to befriend the boy he plans on reclaiming as his own–until the day another’s evil deceit leaves her helplessly shipbound, heading toward England.As the perfect opportunity to reclaim his son unfolds, Brogan is haunted by thoughts of Lorena in her dire circumstance, and he is forced to make a heartrending choice between his child and the woman who has begun to capture his heart. But only his unselfish sacrifice can win him the greatest prize of all–love.
336 pages, 19 of 21 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Texas, 1874. Years ago, Will McMillan had fought in the open, next to his Captain, Clayton Proffitt. Now he’s waging another war undercover, pretending to be a member of the notorious Walton Gang.
But when a hostage situation goes awry and an innocent woman is in the middle of the fray, Will knows he must protect her no matter what happens. Even if his cover is blown. Even if they risk being killed by his gang or by the lawmen on their trail. Even if the woman he’s risking everything for will never love him back.
352 pages, 8 of 13 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Grace in Africa is a sweeping historical three-part saga of slavery and freedom that takes the reader from an island off the west coast of Africa to Southern plantations and finally on to Canada.
All her life, Grace Winslow, the daughter of a mixed marriage between an English sea captain and an African princess, has been forbidden to ever approach Zulina, the fortress that juts out into the sea off the African coast. In book 1, when she escapes the family compound to avoid an odious betrothal, she is swept up in a slave revolt.
As the truth about Zulina unfolds, Grace begins to grasp the brutality and ferocity of the family business—the capture and trade of slaves. Held for ransom, viciously maimed by a runaway slave, and threatened with death, Grace is finally jerked into reality when her parents leave her to die rather than negotiate with the slaves. Grace sympathizes with the plight of the captives, and she is genuinely moved by the African Cabeto’s passion, determination, and willingness to sacrifice anything, including his own life, for his people’s freedom.
With much of the island in flames, and the slaves freed, Grace is abandoned by her parents. Where shall she go? Her old nursemaid Mama Muco, opens a missionary Bible that she has managed to save and points to Isaiah 61: “The Lord has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound…to give unto them garlands of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning.”
188 pages, 14 of 23 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
288 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
THIS BOOK IS A COLLECTION of messages that were first given in spoken form. Revolution of Love reflects many of the early emphases of OM. The emphasis on “Spiritual Balance” came later on in the ministry of OM, and these messages were then published together in book form in 1977 under the title Revolution of Love and Balance.
The name “Operation Mobilization” came from the vision that God gave a small group of students from Europe and America back in the late 1950s. We felt that if Christianity was a spiritual revolution, a “revolution of love,” then the important thing was to obey what the Lord Jesus had told us to do in living for him and going and teaching people in all nations of the world to be his disciples. We felt that many of the young people, who in those days were sitting in the large churches of the USA, Britain, and Europe, could be mobilized to tell those who did not know about the good news of Jesus Christ and the need for repentance and a personal faith.
I felt strongly about the need for prayer and evangelism because, without the faithfulness of one elderly woman in the States, I would never have known about the joy of knowing God in a personal way. I was brought up in a home where such things were not talked about. Then, one day, I received a Gospel of John through the post. This Christian lady had seen me going to my high school and had already started to pray that I should become a Christian. She had to pray for several years before anything happened at all. Then, in March 1955, the evangelist Billy Graham came to Madison Square Gardens. For the first time I heard and responded to a clear message on the salvation that God has made available to us through Jesus Christ, and I surrendered my life to him. Some people ask if that sort of decision of total commitment can really last. I would like to tell you that what happened to me that night so many years ago has been a reality in my heart and life for every single day since. I can assure you that it is not some late adolescent escape from guilt, but it is a true, living, and real experience with God himself made possible through what Jesus Christ has done on the Cross. When we presented the challenge of those who had never heard to the young Christians of the western world in the 1960s, they responded in the hundreds.
89 pages, 5 of 5 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
How an old bike takes a young man for the ride of his life.
Emerson The Magnificent! is a 9,000 word illustrated allegory of faith; the story of an old man and a talking bicycle. It was developed for a spiritually-curious mass market in the genre of The Giving Tree.
“If you liked The Shack, you will love Emerson The Magnificent.”
45 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
You Are There Bible Adventures with Jesus and the Paralyzed Man puts you in the middle of the story. You get to make different choices each time you read the story and each time you will experience a different adventure. Full color graphics on every page make the story fun to read.
You will enjoy a unique experience and gain important insights into the Bible story.
Also free is a book on Joseph from the same series.
81 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Forty more All-Time Favorite Bible stories from the Old Testament by beloved Bible scholar and children’s author, V. Gilbert Beers. Each story includes an illustration by Daniel Hochstatter.
Stories in this volume are: Cain Kills Abel, Abram Moves to a New Land, Abram and Lot Part, Angels Visit Abraham’s Tent and 36 more.
128 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
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Prayer is humanity’s means by which to communicate more fully with our all-powerful and loving Creator. Praying to the God of the entire universe unlocks a deeper connection through our Christian faith and allows us to go boldly before His throne. There, He listens to our needs and though we often do not know it, He answers us in either very simple or dramatic ways. He is a faithful and loving God, even if we often go through life with little thought or regard for our Father in Heaven.
Discover just how powerful the word of God is and learn how to apply the scriptures to your prayer life to unleash the power of our mighty God. You will no longer read scriptures without seeing the massive power behind each word God spoke and the men of God recorded. The Holy Bible is our handbook for living a victorious life through Jesus Christ, and a mighty weapon against the evil this world espouses through what has become commonly accepted sinful desires. There is no better security for your family than that provided by the spoken Word of the Lord our God.
It is my hope that while reading this book, you will come to understand, as I have, that praying is simply a conversation with God. You will learn to be bold and come to know God better through your words and through reading His Living Word; the Bible. This book will take you through my life-changing experiences with God as a Christian believer and as a Holy Spirit led woman. The times I have found myself at what I thought was the basement of my existence instead became the pinnacle of my need to seek and find my Heavenly Father. It is my prayer that you will also find yourself lifted by the very words spoken by God and printed in the Bible so that you begin to see His will become apparent in every layer of your life.
94 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
Author’s biography and life experience account of personal relationships in correlation to God’s Word. Using a practical approach along with personal experiences, teachings from her contributor – Michael Ancrum, teachings from her Pastor, Michael Thomas; Dr. John Chacha, Pastor Vander Purcell and other ministers who have impacted her life, Ms. Barrino outlines and examines the results of not following God’s Word when making decisions regarding dating, marriage and intimate relationships. Through separation and divorce she demonstrates how God strengthened her and enabled her to pull through abusive circumstances in order to triumph in victory over Satan’s attempts to destroy her life.
She has served under the ministry leadership of Bishop Sheldon McCarter of Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church, Pastor Reginald Holliday of Bethany Fellowship and Pastor Larry Fitzgerald, formerly of Collins Grove United Methodist Church but currently pastoring Bass Chapel United Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC. Additionally she closely follows the ministry and teachings of Joyce Meyer, Charles Stanley and Bishop TD Jakes all of which have made significant impact on her spiritual growth and understanding of God’s Word.
Though her testimony does not include one of a perfect or seemlingly successful marriage, she has exceptional perspective and biblical teaching that has evolved from numerous life experiences and choices. This is a must read for all individuals and couples alike.
68 pages, 4 of 4 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
I sat in church listening to a charismatic preacher proclaiming the Word of God in an enthusiastic fashion. I was fascinated by the amount of Bible quotations he reeled off in his one-hour message! I was surprised by the fact that though I was a new believer – having been in Christ for just two years – I could complete some of the scriptures he quoted. However, as one year rolled into another I had to face the embarrassing fact that despite being able to finish off many bible verses, the following essential ingredients were missing:
1. I could not tell you where those scriptures were in the Bible.
2. Even if I could locate them using Strong’s Concordance, Bible, biblegateway.com or crosswalk-com, I was not aware of the context in which it was said, the actual storyline and how God intended the scripture to be used.
3. Finally I was forced to face a fact that I was far from being a Berean Christian, miles away from where God will desire for me to be and far from being “…a workman that need not to be ashamed, who correctly handles the Word of truth” (2 Timothy 2).
The truth was that if I didn’t understand the context of a particular scripture, someone could easily misquote it to me intentionally or unintentionally and I would believe whatever I was told.
This book will help you understand some of those famous bible verses!
102 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Most every Christian has questions they don’t know quite how to answer to unbelievers or even other Christians.
This book covers the hard questions about God, with plain answers.
Such questions as: Does God exist? Is there evidence for the existence of God? Is God real? How can I know for sure that God is real? Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Why does God allow the innocent to suffer? Where was God on September 11?
These are just a few of the many questions within this book. The answers will help and guide you with a strong faith and a hunger for God’s word.
Remember a closed mind can’t get fed.
49 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Word and Spirit: Coming to Terms with the Charismatic Movement
Alison J. Sherrington’s insightful book shows the importance of being both faithful to the Word of God and open to the Spirit of God in our lives and service.
57 pages, of reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
What is a devotional journey? It is the Bible. Today we enjoy the benefit of the prayers, wisdom, praise and sorrow of people who, during their lifetime, chose to remember the times God worked in their lives. That is devotion to God and dedication to recording “His Story.” The daily devotions included in this book are heartfelt stories, lessons, and advice from others who have traveled the devotional journey. This book is a primer, a tool to get you started on the path toward spending your best moments with the Father.
Christ says, where your heart is there your treasure will be. Treasure His words and whispers as you walk in the footsteps of award-winning authors Ann Tatlock, Loree Lough, Yvonne Lehman, Virginia Smith, Irene Brand, Shelby Rawson, Eddie Jones, Cindy Sproles, Ariel Allison-plus many more.
103 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
He’d heard the hell-fire and brimstone sermons from angry, self-righteous preachers. He’d studied the psychologists’ interpretations of same-sex attraction, genetics and biology. He’d observed the agenda-driven political and religious debates from both sides of the ideological spectrum.
But when David McGrinn, an infantry Marine with a degree in psychology, began interviewing gay men, researching Scripture and examining the claims of modern psychology, he realized that neither side of the debate was telling the whole truth.
McGrinn discovered that scientific findings and biblical teaching on the origins of homosexuality were not that far apart. Conversations with his gay friends confirmed his newfound understanding: When it came to interpreting the evidence, the church—and modern psychology—were both missing the point.
McGrinn’s journey gave him a deeper compassion for those struggling with same-sex attraction and a stronger conviction of his own need for grace. God, Why Was I Born Gay? is a book for anyone tired of the religious rhetoric that offers no hope for the homosexual—as well as the postmodern suggestion that one’s sexual orientation is of no eternal consequence.
A former U.S. Marine who served in Afghanistan following 9/11, David McGrinn was born again after narrowly surviving a life-threatening car accident. He graduated with a degree in psychology and lives in the Orlando, Florida, area, where he owns a business and is involved in preaching and teaching in his local church.
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“Getting God’s Army Out of Debt” is a practical Christian and Biblical guide to gaining control of your finances, and breaking the chains of worldly debt.
You will learn how to get your spending in control by creating and using a Spending Plan.
You will learn how to get out of debt quickly, and how to stay out.
You will learn to prepare for the future with Action Plans you tailor to your specific needs.
Join God’s Army with your Full Armor out of hock at the pawn shop.
206 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Do you ever catch yourself singing a song in church without paying attention to the words? Open Your Hymnal Again is another collection of hymnal devotions that transport the wisdom of classic hymns and gospel songs into the twenty-first century.
Giving God glory, honor, and thanks nourishes our souls and invigorates our faith. For centuries hymn writers have exalted God’s sovereignty and splendor in their lyrics. With biblical insights and practical applications, the 31 devotions in Open Your Hymnal Again use the worship models of hymns and gospel songs to awaken a fresh wonder for God in your heart. Open Your Hymnal Again and worship with me.
Introduce yourself to the rich spiritual heritage that hymnals contain or gain a new perspective on songs you’ve sung since childhood. Whether you sing in the choir loft, the worship team, or the pew, the refreshing biblical insights in this book will enhance your appreciation of the words you sing every time you open a hymnal.
17 pages, of reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Have you ever wished you could write a devotion but didn’t know how? Do you feel as though God is calling you to a writing ministry but you’re not sure how to begin?
In Turning Personal Experiences into Parables, you will learn how to write devotions for church newsletters, periodicals, websites and books. A devotional ministry can complement the advancement of a building campaign, mission work and church projects. Learn how to draw readers in with the “Hook, Book, Look, Took” method: a time-tested technique used by best-selling authors. See how to “Write From Your Wound to Their Pain,” craft stories with the authority, speak as a prophet of God, discover your writing ministry, learn the six key secrets every successful writer knows, and much more.
For some, a devotion may be their only Bible for the day, so learn how to touch hearts, teach His Word and change lives.
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