Through The Looking Glass

Author: Kris Lundgaard
Publisher: P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9780875521992
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Through The Looking Glass. What makes your favorite hero shine in your eyes? Is it the courage of Indiana Jones swinging down into the snake-filled Well of the Souls? Is it the strength of Superman bringing to a screeching halt a locomotive that is bearing down on Lois and Jimmy? Is it the nobility of Shakespeare's Henry V inspiring his sorely outnumbered troops before the battle of Agincourt? Is it the wits of Sherlock Holmes dogging the trail of arch-villain Moriarty? Or is it the combination of fearlessness, muscle, dignity, and brains in Doc Savage, the consummate superhero?Whatever heroic traits pop into your mind, I suspect that obedience and suffering aren't among them. Yet it's in his obedience to God's law and his suffering the curse of that law for us that we see Christ as our conquering Hero.

The Pursuit Of Pleasure In The Pleasure Of Another

Author: F. Darby Livingston
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1602662088
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The Pursuit Of Pleasure In The Pleasure Of Another. A JOYFUL, HOPE-FILLED MARRIAGE! "Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love" (Proverbs 5:18-19). Is your marriage blessed, joyful, delightful, intoxicating? That's how God wants it to be. God has provided everything husbands and wives need to experience this kind of intimacy and bring Him glory at the same time. This book shows how a passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ is the fountain that sustains a God-glorifying, enjoyable and durable marriage. "Looking for fresh insights on the joy and glory of marriage as God intended? Then this book is for you. Pastor Darby brings excellent biblical scholarship and thoughtful, practical, wholesome ideas for improving your marriage relationship. None of that syrupy stuff with no real substance, but wise counsel from God's Word challenging couples to experience God's best as He designed it to be." Stephen Davis, Executive Director, State Convention of Baptists in Indiana Darby Livingston is the founding pastor and a counselor at Come As You Are Fellowship in Union City, Ohio. He is also co-founder of Joyful Hope Ministries, a cell-church planting ministry. Darby is happily married to Amanda and they have five young children. Study Guides and supplemental material are available for free download at

John Owen And English Puritanism

Author: Crawford Gribben
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190860790
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John Owen And English Puritanism. John Owen was a leading theologian in seventeenth-century England. Closely associated with the regicide and revolution, he befriended Oliver Cromwell, was appointed vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford, and became the premier religious statesman of the Interregnum. The restoration of the monarchy pushed Owen into dissent, criminalizing his religious practice and inspiring his writings in defense of high Calvinism and religious toleration. Owen transcended his many experiences of defeat, and his claims to quietism were frequently undermined by rumors of his involvement in anti-government conspiracies. Crawford Gribben's biography documents Owen's importance as a controversial and adaptable theologian deeply involved with his social, political, and religious environments. Fiercely intellectual and extraordinarily learned, Owen wrote millions of words in works of theology and exegesis. Far from personifying the Reformed tradition, however, Owen helped to undermine it, offering an individualist account of Christian faith that downplayed the significance of the church and means of grace. In doing so, Owen's work contributed to the formation of the new religious movement known as evangelicalism, where his influence can still be seen today.

Mirrors In Mark

Author: Edmond Smith
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498202713
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Mirrors In Mark. Do you desire to go deeper still in your understanding of the New Testament Scriptures? In Mirrors in Mark you will find a fresh and arresting approach to most of the New Testament, drawing on the mnemonic methods that were common to the ancient world and employed by writers of the Scriptures. Much of the fascination of Mark's Gospel--Mark receives particular attention in this book--lies in the use of catchwords and catch-phrases to stamp on our minds the words and works of Jesus. The other works of the New Testament treated in this way are Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, Jude, and Revelation. The book of Revelation features quite largely, yielding up many invaluable insights into its apocalyptic nature. This book will prove to be a constant companion to the serious student of the sacred writings.

Modern Day Prophet

Author: Douglas Duncan
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457502941
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Modern Day Prophet. The author is the only person ever declared medically dead to be resurrected by God and sent back with a message for God's people. Taken away from a life in the fast lane while earning fame and riches for all the wrong reasons, the author thought that when the government was done with him he would live the rest of his life comfortably along with all of his ill-gotten gains. That would not be the case because God in His mercy had answered his mother's prayers for her son to be returned to worshipping Jesus. When the government was finished God was just getting started, first stripping him of pride and wealth while teaching the author humility and obedience. Then through revelations, visions, and prophecies followed with signs and wonders, the author learned the truths that have not been taught to the church ever since the last apostle died. This book teaches what God wants you to learn. Overcoming sin, obtaining perfection, and living a holy life are the commandments from Jesus Christ to His church. When these commandments are fulfilled as the apostles fulfilled them, God will work the same signs and wonders through His people today that He did 1900 years ago in the first century apostolic church. Within this book is the knowledge the apostles had that will allow Christians to once again worship in spirit and in truth. Prophecy determined that the forgotten knowledge of the truth would return to the church and once again God would be glorified through His saints when people are healed and the dead are raised alive. Through acquiring the wisdom revealed in this book, you will gain the faith needed for miracles to happen and bring about the revival that will usher in the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.

Through The Looking Glass

Author: Bonnie Colberg
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483507297
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Through The Looking Glass. We all have in us the need to find God; we just don't always acknowledge that need or maybe even know where to find Him. Even as a believer in Jesus I found myself looking for the "secret to life" in the things of the world. It only led to a severe depression. In the midst of my darkest days God reached down and pulled me up and back into His light. He restored the goodness of life. If you want to find God and discover the true secret to life this fun, yet powerful book can change your life! "... suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her. There was nothing so remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of his waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a Rabbit with either a waist-coat pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge." Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. There she goes again, thinking. It was a burning curiosity that caused Alice to discard all reason and chase a White Rabbit with pink eyes. There she was lazily daydreaming, when suddenly ... Alice even admits that although it all seemed natural at the time, she should have taken the time to wonder. Unfortunately, curiosity got the better of her. Off she scurried to follow the White Rabbit across a field that led to a large rabbit-hole – a rabbit-hole of unknown mysteries – a rabbit-hole that she hoped would offer her new excitement, satisfy her curiosity and end her boredom. The rabbit-hole was intriguing, but she didn’t stop to consider that it might take her to a place where she really hadn’t intended to go, a place that, at first glance, seemed enchanting, but which she would soon discover was not at all to her liking. Somewhere along my life’s journey, I became curious and sleepy and stupid and found some rabbit-holes inviting. I didn’t stop to consider. I just decided to follow a White Rabbit (or two). It wasn’t intentional. It wasn’t planned. It just happened. Like Alice, I found myself on an unexplainable search, looking for that elusive secret to life, the mystery of being all that I could be, the key to winning friends and influencing people, that hidden formula for the successful life. I knew there had to be White Rabbits out there that were willing to show me the way. I just had to find them. And suddenly, standing in a bookstore, I saw a White Rabbit right in front of me... Are a few of your own little “Rabbits” coming to mind? What have you been chasing that you just know is going to make your life better? Hey, Dr. Phil’s got the secret ... Oprah believes ... Dr. Atkins has the cure ... Maybe it’s those seven habits ... . “Follow that Rabbit!”

Sport Spectacle And Nascar Nation

Author: J. Newman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230338089
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Sport Spectacle And Nascar Nation. Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation critically interrogates stockcar racing's ascendance into the upper-echelon of the North American sporting popular. While most contributions to the public discourse gloss over NASCAR's exclusively white racial identity politics, its underlying patriarchal gender politics, its overtly conservative political commitment, its hyper-Christian orthodoxy, and its omnipresent commercialism, this book connects the dots and critically analyzes the problematic nature of this non-natural, strategically-orchestrated sporting spectacle.

Contemporary Paganism

Author: Graham Harvey
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814790615
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Contemporary Paganism. The Pagan tradition celebrates the physical nature of life on earth, blending science with spiritual folklore. Considering the everyday world of food, health, sex, work, and leisure to be sacred, Pagans oppose that which threatens life such as deforestation, overdevelopment, and nuclear power and invoke ancient deities in this struggle for the well-being of the earth and its inhabitants. Contemporary Paganism presents a broad-based introduction to the main trends of contemporary Paganism, revealing the origins and practical aspects of Druidry, Witchcraft, Goddess Spirituality and Magic, Shamanism, and Geomancy, among others. Making use of both traditional history and the movement’s more imaginative sources, Harvey reveals how Paganism and its central focus on individual and social lives is evolving and how this “new religion” perceives and relates to more traditional ones. This updated and expanded new edition addresses recent developments among Pagans and includes a new chapter assessing continuing scholarly research about the religion.

Change My Heart O Lord

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
ISBN: 1482829258
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Change My Heart O Lord. Changing our hearts through prayer changes things and truly moves the hand of God. We often hear other believers sharing about this. God’s timing is not ours to command. If we do not start the fire with the first strike of our match, we must try again. God does hear our prayer, but He may not answer it at the precise time we have appointed in our minds. He will reveal Himself to our seeking hearts, though not necessarily when and where we may expect. The offence causing me to turn away may be spiritual. I had imagined that once within His fold, I would never again suffer from the stinging winds of temptation. Yet it is best for me the way it is, for when I endure temptation His grace is magnified, my own character matures, and heaven seems sweeter at the end of the day. There is one thing you can do that can accelerate your spiritual growth more than almost any other thing: Learn to take correction from the Spirit of God and from His people. Remember that next time someone corrects you. Love that person and thank him or her, for being concerned for you, and helping to speed up your spiritual progress. If you’ll do that you’ll come out ahead every time.

Truth Considered And Applied

Author: Stewart E. Kelly
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805449582
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Truth Considered And Applied. A classroom text for philosophy and theology students learning to defend Christianity, with love and truth, in the context of history and against the challenges of postmodernist thought.