Beloved Dust: Drawing Close to God by Discovering the Truth About Yourself

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Thomas Nelson #ad - But jesus Christ will not. Drawing deeply from scripture and narrating their own experiences, Pastor Jamin Goggin and theology professor Kyle Strobel wrote this book to be a companion for your journey with Jesus in the truth of yourself – as his beloved dust. This book will draw you into a richer communion with God as it did for me, and that is the highest compliment I can possibly offer.

Skye jethani, author of WITH and FUTUREVILLE. This book in your hands will remind you to stop, to revel in God’s fatherly presence, and to just be. But the christian life is not about looking or feeling like a Christian. I am thankful for Jamin and Kyle’s gift to us within these pages. Tsh oxenreider, author of notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World.

Beloved Dust: Drawing Close to God by Discovering the Truth About Yourself #ad - Their book leads the reader on a slow, inward journey to discover the deeper hunger in their souls--a hunger for God himself. We often accept less. It is a beautiful and gracious exploration of prayer that everyone seeking a truer, deeper, and more authentic life with Christ should read. Beloved dust strikes the rare balance of being rich and deep while remaining practical and engaging.

Pastor jamin goggin and theology professor Kyle Strobel provide a path to abiding with God. We were formed from the dust, but we were made for life with God.

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Formed for the Glory of God: Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards

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IVP Books #ad - Here we find a well-rounded account of being formed for the glory of God. Jesus said we should focus our minds and hearts on God above all else. And is there a better elder to guide us than Jonathan Edwards?In Edwards, the eighteenth-century Puritan pastor and theologian, we find deep thought balanced with deep passion.

No small task! is there someone we can turn to for help? "Wisdom tells us to sit at the feet of our elders rather than the latest ministry fad, " notes author Kyle Strobel. Through his writings and practices, edwards provides us with the tools—the "means of grace"—that make us receptive to God's work in our lives as we learn to abide in Christ.

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Minding the Heart

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Kregel Publications #ad - He shows how renewing one's mind through meditation, and community can begin the process of change, action, but ultimately the final change—the change that brings abundant life—can only come through a vital relationship with God. The renewing of the heart is an inescapable human need, " writes Saucy, "but the solution lies only within the realm of the divine.

Drawing from inspiring bible passages as well as selected scientific studies, Saucy demonstrates how to make lasting change so Christians can finally achieve the joys of becoming more like Christ. Indeed, the heart is the control center of life. It is the very place where God works to change us. The heart is the most important biblical term for the person's nature and actions.

Minding the Heart #ad - Saucy offers insightful instruction on what spiritual transformation is and how to achieve it. But how does this growth take place? How are Christians to discover the steadfast spirit of David's psalm? In Minding the Heart, Robert L.

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The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction

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IVP Books #ad - Listening is an essential skill for healthy relationships, both with God and with other people. Listening shapes us and equips us to be more attuned to people in pain and more able to minister to those in distress. Our lives are qualitatively different―indeed, better―when we become listeners. Christianity today's 2017 book of the year award - Spiritual FormationLogos Association Bookstore Award, Best Christian Living Book for 2016Bookwi.

Se's favorite books of the year, non-fiction14th Annual Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year, Christian Living"Be quick to listen, slow to speak. James 1:19how would our lives change if we approached every experience with the intention of listening first?In this noisy, distracting world, it is difficult to truly hear.

The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction #ad - By cultivating a posture of listening, we become more attentive and engaged with those around us. God himself is the god who hears, and we too can learn to hear what God may be saying through creation, through Scripture, through people. Heed the call to the listening life, and hear what God is doing in you and the world.

People talk past each other, eager to be heard but somehow deaf to what is being said. But it is more than that: listening is a way of life. Adam mchugh places listening at the heart of our spirituality, our relationships and our mission in the world.

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Seasons of the Soul: Stages of Spiritual Development

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IVP Books #ad - And throughout the book, you will be reminded of the ultimate destination: perfection, wholeness and eternity with Christ. Whether you are struggling and feeling stuck or experiencing a time of great joy, these pages will give you perspective, courage and hope as they guide you on the path of becoming like Jesus.

. In these pages, spiritual formation professor and New Testament scholar Bruce Demarest helps us grasp the whole picture of the journey we're on that we might live our days with intention and keep moving toward maturity in faith. Using scripture, writings from our rich spiritual tradition and stories of present-day believers walking the same path of faith, Demarest leads us through the three main stages of the journey:putting our faith in Christexperiencing struggles and doubtscoming to deeper faithIn addition, discussion and reflection questions at the end of each chapter help you see where you've been and what stage you're at now.

Seasons of the Soul: Stages of Spiritual Development #ad - Sometimes, in periods of doubt and depression, we might feel stuck in the same place for months. Yet the truth remains that from the moment we give Christ control of our life, we set out on the most significant journey that exists: the journey of becoming like Jesus. Days go by, but it can be hard to feel a sense of movement or growth.

Every christian is on an amazing journey. But the unfortunate truth is that many of us live largely detached from this fact.

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Life in the Trinity: An Introduction to Theology with the Help of the Church Fathers

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IVP Academic #ad - What can the early church contribute to theology today?Although introductions to Christian theology often refer to its biblical foundations, seldom is much attention paid to the key insights the early church had into the nature of Christian faith and life. This book will prove useful to beginning theology students as well as advanced theologians who want to get at the heart of the Christian gospel.

Donald fairbairn takes us back to those biblical roots and to the central convictions of the early church, showing us what we have tended to overlook, especially in our understanding of God as Trinity, the person of Christ and the nature of our salvation as sharing in the Son's relationship to the Father.

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The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb: Searching for Jesus' Path of Power in a Church that Has Abandoned It

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Thomas Nelson #ad - As readers eavesdrop on the authors’ conversations with people such as J. Packer, james houston, john perkins, dallas willard, Marva Dawn, Jean Vanier, and Eugene Peterson, they begin to piece together the new-old reality of following Jesus today. They invite readers to join them on an adventure around the world, seeking out great sages of the faith with uncommon wisdom to offer those traveling the path of Christian life.

I. In the end, the way of the dragon or the way of the Lamb offers a compelling vision of the way of Jesus that will challenge both individual believers and the church as a whole. Pastor jamin goggin and theology professor Kyle Strobel invite readers on a journey to uncover Jesus’ seemingly contradictory way to power: weakness.

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb: Searching for Jesus' Path of Power in a Church that Has Abandoned It #ad - Why do so many rock-star pastors implode under the spotlight? why do modern-day churches become so entangled in growing their brand that they lose sight of their true purpose? Because, according to Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel, Christians have succumbed to the temptations of power and forgotten Jesus’ seemingly contradictory path to power—first giving it up.

In the way of the dragon or the Way of the Lamb, Goggin and Strobel paint a richly biblical vision of power through weakness.

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The Deep Things of God Second Edition: How the Trinity Changes Everything

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Crossway #ad - In this book, worship, tradition, readers will understand that a robust doctrine of the Trinity has massive implications for their lives, missions, restoring depth to prayer, Bible study, and understanding of Christianity’s fundamental doctrines. Sanders demonstrates, engagingly and accessibly, that the doctrine of the Trinity is grounded in the gospel itself.

. In the deep things of god, systematic theologian Fred Sanders shows why we ought to embrace the doctrine of the Trinity wholeheartedly as a central concern of evangelical theology. This new edition includes a study guide with discussion questions, recommended reading, action points, and more. The doctrine of the trinity is taught and believed by all evangelicals, but rarely is it fully understood or celebrated.

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The Heresy of Orthodoxy Foreword by I. Howard Marshall: How Contemporary Culture's Fascination with Diversity Has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity

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Crossway #ad - Beginning with walter bauer in 1934, the denial of clear orthodoxy in early Christianity has shaped and largely defined modern New Testament criticism, recently given new life through the work of spokesmen like Bart Ehrman. Authors köstenberger and Kruger engage Ehrman and others in this polemic against a dogged adherence to popular ideals of diversity.

Köstenberger and kruger's accessible and careful scholarship not only counters the "Bauer Thesis" using its own terms, but also engages overlooked evidence from the New Testament. Spreading from academia into mainstream media, the suggestion that diversity of doctrine in the early church led to many competing orthodoxies is indicative of today's postmodern relativism.

The Heresy of Orthodoxy Foreword by I. Howard Marshall: How Contemporary Culture's Fascination with Diversity Has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity #ad - Their conclusions are drawn from analysis of the evidence of unity in the New Testament, the formation and closing of the canon, and the methodology and integrity of the recording and distribution of religious texts within the early church.

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Opening to God: A Guide to Prayer

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Ave Maria Press #ad - For over thirty years, this book has demystified prayer for countless thousands. Often, people feel drawn to prayer but are timid and unsure about how to pray. Mining his rich experiences as a Jesuit missionary and spiritual director, Thomas Green, S. J. Shakes away the cobwebs and banishes stodgy assumptions about spiritual life that is fed by the practice of prayer.

Friendly and inviting, updated edition, now available in a revised, explains what prayer is all about, Opening to God, then turns to techniques that ready the soul to encounter God. A must-have resource, both for beginners and practiced 'pray-ers' who want to cultivate a more meaningful prayer experience.

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The Integration of Psychology and Theology: An Introduction Rosemead Psychology Series

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Zondervan Academic #ad - It seeks to present current thinking on the subject of the integration of psychology that grow out of the interface of psychology and theology. These volumes are offered with the hope that they will stimulate further thinking and publication on the integration of psychology and the Christian faith. The rosemead psychology series is a continuing series of studies written for professionals and students in the fields of psychology and theology and in related areas such as pastoral counseling.

The data and theories of both theoretical and applied psychology are treated in this series, theory, as well as fundamental theological concepts and issues that bear on psychological research, and practice.

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