«True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us».
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God's Big Picture
Tracing the Story-line of the Bible
Sixty-six books written by forty people over nearly 2,000 years, in two languages and several different genres. A worldwide bestseller published in countless sizes and bindings, translations and languages. Sworn by in court, fought over by religious people, quoted in arguments.
The Bible is clearly no ordinary book. How can you begin to read and understand it as a whole? In this excellent overview, Vaughan Roberts gives you the big picture--showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He provides both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding. And he points you to the Bible's supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him.
How your personality affects the way you pray
Martinez is a pastor and psychiatrist who works in a Christian hospital
in Barcelona and has a wide ministry as a lecturer and counsellor in
Spain and elsewhere. As he sets out the different qualities we all
possess, and how these affect our prayer lives, He helps us to a
greater understanding of ourselves and a greater appreciation of the
advantages to be gained by accepting the many differences in those
around us. Chapters speak of overcoming difficulties, the therapeutic
value of prayer, and discuss prayer – psychological illusion?, and are
all prayers alike? A very readable, helpful book on a subject that
causes problems and heartache for many.
Reviewer: Mary Bartholomew
You constantly ask youself, «How do I make my
church grow?». However Rick Warren, the founding pastor of the well-known
«Saddleback», one of the largest churches in America, believes
that we need to be asking ourselves a different question: «What prevents
my church from growing?», because in a healthy church growth is a
natural life process. Rick Warren is convinced that for healthy growth the
church fellowship needs to be driven by God-given purposes, building on
the foundation of the five New Testament goals set for the Church by Jesus
Throughout his adult life, CS Lewis repeatedly asserted that George
MacDonald was his `master,' his mentor. Without MacDonald's works (and
this one in particular), there may never have been a Lewis as we know
him. Besides that, MacDonald has heavily influenced such other creators
of fantasy as JRR Tolkien, Charles Williams, and GK Chesterton.
Madeleine L'Engle calls MacDonald the `Grandfather' of all who attempt
to understand life through fantasy. Indeed, he is a grandfather of
modern fantasy of sorts.
This particular novel had a profound
impact on CS Lewis's conversion to Christianity. He claims that it
`baptized' his mind, and that it was this book which really got the
ball rolling for Lewis's path back to his faith. Phantastes is about a
young man named Anodos who finds himself in another world (called
Fairy-land) one morning. As he wanders around Fairy-Land, he has a
series of adventures and learns many valuable lessons. Along the way he
meets many strange creatures, some terrifying and some beautiful.
«The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37 3/4»
«My most successful book, The Sacred
Diary of Adrian Plass, came out of immense pain from the church;
and humor was a way to deal with it. I'll never be as unhappy enough to
write such a funny book I received letters from lots
of people saying how it freed to them to be themselves with God. Humor
is always benvolently subversive it leaves us leaning
back in our chair, laughing, and realizing how silly we are, and God laughs
with us. We take ourselves too seriously». (Adrian Plass)
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