"Habits of Grace"

Author: David Mathis
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-03-16
ISBN 10: 1433553562
ISBN 13: 9781433553561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

"Habits of Grace" Book Review:

Put Yourself in the Path of God's Grace This study guide is designed to help you connect more deeply with the three crucial power sources for the Christian life: hearing God's voice (in the Bible), having his ear (in prayer), and belonging to his body (in the fellowship of the church). Created as a supplement to the book Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines by David Mathis, and intended for individual and small-group study alike, this 31-day resource includes relevant Scripture readings, discussion questions tied to specific sections of the book, and prompts for applying each lesson to your everyday life. Rehearsing and reiterating key practices outlined in Habits of Grace, this study guide will equip you to stay focused on the gospel as you cultivate your own specific life-transforming habits aimed at keeping you connected to the grace of God in Jesus.

Habits of Grace

Habits of Grace
Author: David Mathis
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-02-12
ISBN 10: 1433550504
ISBN 13: 9781433550508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Habits of Grace Book Review:

Hear his voice. Have his ear. Belong to his body. Three seemingly unremarkable principles shape and strengthen the Christian life: listening to God’s voice, speaking to him in prayer, and joining together with his people as the church. Though often viewed as normal and routine, the everyday “habits of grace” we cultivate give us access to these God-designed channels through which his love and power flow—including the greatest joy of all: knowing and enjoying Jesus. A study guide for individual and group study is also available.

Habits of Grace

Habits of Grace
Author: David Mathis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781783594177
ISBN 13: 1783594179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Discipline of Grace

The Discipline of Grace
Author: Jerry Bridges
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 163146874X
ISBN 13: 9781631468742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Discipline of Grace Book Review:

God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness You are never beyond the reach of God’s grace. Neither are you ever beyond the need of God’s grace. Without grace we’d never come to Christ. But being a Christian is more than just coming to Christ, it’s about growing and becoming more like Jesus. This pursuit of holiness is hard work, and as we enter into this discipline, we sometimes lose sight of grace. Jerry Bridges helps us steer clear of this disastrous distraction, offering a clear and thorough explanation of the gospel and what it means to the believer. Explore how the same grace that brings us to Christ also grows us in Christ. Includes full study guide (which was previously sold as a stand-alone discussion guide, ISBN 9781576839904).

How to Stay Christian in Seminary

How to Stay Christian in Seminary
Author: David Mathis,Jonathan Parnell
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2014-01-31
ISBN 10: 1433540339
ISBN 13: 9781433540332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Stay Christian in Seminary Book Review:

Seminary is exhilarating . . . and dangerous. Seminary can be thrilling, with the potential to inspire and equip church leaders for a lifetime of faithful ministry. But it’s not without its risks. For many who have ignored the perils, seminary has been crippling. But with an extra dose of intentionality, and God’s help, this season of preparation can invigorate your affections for Jesus. How to Stay Christian in Seminary takes a refreshingly honest look at the seminarian’s often-neglected devotional life, offering real-world advice for students eager to survive seminary with a flourishing faith.

The Pursuit of Holiness

The Pursuit of Holiness
Author: Jerry Bridges
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN 10: 1631466402
ISBN 13: 9781631466403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pursuit of Holiness Book Review:

This new edition replaces both The Pursuit of Holiness and the separate study guide by combining both resources into one volume! “Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. According to Navigator author Jerry Bridges, that’s because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. In The Pursuit of Holiness, he helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do—and what we should take responsibility for ourselves. As you deepen your relationship with God, learn more about His character, and understand the Holy Spirit’s role in holiness, your spiritual growth will mature. The included study guide contains 12 lessons.

Praying with Paul

Praying with Paul
Author: D. A. Carson
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-01-13
ISBN 10: 1441226990
ISBN 13: 9781441226990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Praying with Paul Book Review:

God doesn't demand hectic church programs and frenetic schedules; he only wants his people to know him more intimately, says top-selling author D. A. Carson. The apostle Paul found that spiritual closeness in his own fellowship with the Father. By following Paul's example, we can do the same. This book calls believers to reject superficiality and revolutionize their lives by embracing a God-guided approach to prayer. Previously published as A Call to Spiritual Reformation, this book has now been updated to connect more effectively with contemporary readers. A study guide, DVD, and leader's kit for the book are available through Lifeway and The Gospel Coalition.

The Common Rule

The Common Rule
Author: Justin Whitmel Earley
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN 10: 0830873384
ISBN 13: 9780830873388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Common Rule Book Review:

The modern world has us addicted to our technology, shackled by our screens, and exhausted by our routines. What can we do about it? Justin Earley offers four daily and four weekly habits, designed to help us create new routines and transform frazzled days into lives of love for God and neighbor. As you embark on these life-giving practices, you will find the freedom and rest for your soul.

Acting the Miracle

Acting the Miracle
Author: John Piper,David Mathis
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1433537877
ISBN 13: 9781433537875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acting the Miracle Book Review:

We all struggle with sin, whether its pride, lust, anger, or something else. In this gospel-centered resource, five church leaders offer practical advice for “acting” the miracle of sanctification God has already worked within us.

Habits for Our Holiness

Habits for Our Holiness
Author: Philip Nation
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-02-22
ISBN 10: 0802493548
ISBN 13: 9780802493545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Habits for Our Holiness Book Review:

Not your typical spiritual disciplines book Most books on the spiritual disciplines follow the same pattern: introduce the discipline, prove it from Scripture, and give tips for how to do it. Habits for our Holiness does more than that: It connects the disciplines to all of life. By showing how the disciplines have their greatest power when practiced in community and on mission, Philip Nation gives Christians a bigger reason—and greater desire—to pursue spiritual disciplines. He also warns us of what happens when we neglect them. With plenty of examples, stories, and illustrations, Habits for our Holiness will inspire you to nourish your life with discipline, enjoy the fruit of godliness, and have a hand in building the church.

The 5 Habits of Prayerful People

The 5 Habits of Prayerful People
Author: Michael St. Pierre
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-04-05
ISBN 10: 1594718806
ISBN 13: 9781594718809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 5 Habits of Prayerful People Book Review:

What if prayer could become one of the most rewarding and meaningful aspects of your whole life? What if you could use the skills productive people use to help you pray? Michael St. Pierre, executive director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association and a productivity expert, shares five habits that you can use to help you gain confidence in your prayer and strengthen your relationship with God. Catholics are taught that prayer is necessary to live their faith, but many sincere Mass-goers find it almost impossible to pray consistently. They know that prayer is at the core of a relationship with God, but many still don’t have a clue about how to go about integrating prayer into their everyday lives. As a result, their confidence level related to prayer is low. St. Pierre began his own journey to prayer as a young adult, stumbling through the Rosary with uncertainty and frustration. Only when he decided to show up and do his best did he begin to build a consistent habit of prayer. After he started studying human productivity, he realized that some of the same principles could apply to the spiritual life. In his first book, The 5 Habits of Prayerful People, St. Pierre shares his unique and practical approach that will teach you how make prayer part of your everyday life. You will learn how to cultivate the habits of: passion and pursuit presence preparation and planning persistence and perseverance pondering Written in the tone and style of a popular business book, St. Pierre shares inspirational success and instructional failure as he helps readers to stop procrastinating and unlock the doors to a fruitful conversation with God.

When I Don't Desire God

When I Don't Desire God
Author: John Piper
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1581346522
ISBN 13: 9781581346527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When I Don't Desire God Book Review:

For over twenty-five years John Piper has trumpeted the truth that “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” He calls it Christian Hedonism. The problem is that many people, after being persuaded, find that this truth is both liberating and devastating. It’s liberating because it endorses our inborn desire for joy. And it’s devastating because it reveals that we don’t desire God the way we should. What do you do when you discover the good news that God wants you to be content in him, but then find that you aren’t? If joy in God were merely the icing on the cake of Christian commitment, this book would be insignificant. But Piper argues that joy is so much more. Our being satisfied in God is necessary to show God’s worthiness and to sustain sacrifices of love. Jesus endured the cross for the joy that was set before him. He tasted it. It sustained him through the deepest suffering. His Father was glorified. His people were saved. That is what joy in God does. The absolutely urgent question becomes: What can I do if I don’t have it? With a pastor’s heart and with radical passion for the glory of Christ, John Piper helps you answer that question.

Glimpses of Grace

Glimpses of Grace
Author: Gloria Furman
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1433536056
ISBN 13: 9781433536052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glimpses of Grace Book Review:

The work that goes into managing a home can sometimes feel boring and insignificant. Furman reminds women of the gospel's extraordinary power over ordinary life, helping homemakers see and savor the miraculous in the mundane.

Family Worship

Family Worship
Author: Donald S. Whitney
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 1433567253
ISBN 13: 9781433567254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Worship Book Review:

Gathering together for worship is an indispensable part of your family’s spiritual life. It is a means for God to reveal himself to you and your loved ones in a powerful way. This practical guide by Donald S. Whitney will prove invaluable to families—with or without children in the home—as they practice God-glorifying, Christ-exalting worship through Bible reading, prayer, and singing. Includes a discussion guide in the back for small groups.

If God Is For Us

If God Is For Us
Author: Trillia J. Newbell
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 080249661X
ISBN 13: 9780802496614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If God Is For Us Book Review:

If the Bible were a mountain range, it is said, Romans 8 would be its highest peak. I can say after reading this study that Trillia Newbell is a sure-footed mountain guide that will help you climb this great passage and get some of its best breathtaking views of God and our salvation in Christ. I highly recommend this volume! -Tim Keller, cofounder, Redeemer City to City What would change if you really understood all that God has done and is doing for you? Sure we know in our head that God is for us, that there’s great hope in his relationship with us and salvation for us, but sometimes these truths can be hard to believe in the midst of exhaustion, busyness, and a world of spiritual and physical opposition. If God Is For Us is a devotional Bible Study on Romans 8 designed to cement in your soul the great truths of our salvation and an understanding for how the Holy Spirit guides our new life in the Spirit, all found in this beloved chapter of Scripture. Why just the one chapter? The simple answer: there’s so much there! It’s no wonder that so many Christians list Romans among their favorite books of the Bible and Romans 8 as their favorite in the book. Romans is packed with profound truth after profound truth which are then followed up with life-changing promise after life-changing promise. In this 6-week study, Trillia Newbell will walk you through Romans 8 and help you cement deep inside yourself the scandalous truths of our great salvation, our inheritance, the assurance of our faith, and ultimately the love of our good Father. Each week will include: 5 daily readings out of Romans A devotional for each daily reading Questions for reflection and study If you’ve experienced the comfort of Romans 8 before, but want to plant it more deeply in your person this is the Bible Study for you. And it’s great for individual or group settings. If you’re ready to live a life that shouts: “God is for me, who can be against me,” let’s get started today.

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
Author: Donald S Whitney, (Pr
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2014-06-20
ISBN 10: 1615216170
ISBN 13: 9781615216178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Book Review:

Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity. Now updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions on each of the key disciplines.

The Imperfect Disciple

The Imperfect Disciple
Author: Jared C. Wilson
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 1493409271
ISBN 13: 9781493409273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Imperfect Disciple Book Review:

Too many discipleship books are written for clean, perfect people who know all the right Sunday school answers. The Imperfect Disciple is for the rest of us--people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are wondering if it's safe to say what they're really thinking. For the believer who is tired of quasi-spiritual lifehacks being passed off as true, down-and-dirty discipleship, here is a discipleship book that isn't afraid to be honest about the mess we call real life. With incisive wit, warm humor, and moving stories, Jared Wilson shows readers how the gospel works in them and in their lives when - they can't get their act together - they think God is giving them the silent treatment - they think church would be better without all the people - they're not happy with the person in the mirror - and much more Wilson frees readers from the self-doubt and even the misplaced self-confidence they may feel as they walk with Jesus down the often difficult road of life. The result is a faith that weathers storms, lifts burdens, and goes forth to make more imperfect disciples.

The Christmas We Didn't Expect

The Christmas We Didn't Expect
Author: David Mathis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-10
ISBN 10: 9781784984762
ISBN 13: 1784984760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christmas We Didn't Expect Book Review:

The Christmas story is one surprise after another. But sometimes the details become so familiar that they lose their impact. These Advent reflections, written by David Mathis, help us to dwell deeply on the most stunning and significant event in the history of the world: that God himself became one of us. Be amazed once more by the unexpected details of Jesus' unique birth and saving work with these short daily devotions and prayers, and renew your worship of our humble, generous and loving Savior.

Biblical Spirituality

Biblical Spirituality
Author: Christopher W. Morgan
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-06-24
ISBN 10: 1433547910
ISBN 13: 9781433547911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biblical Spirituality Book Review:

What is spirituality? For some, it means nothing more than vague self-improvement pulled from the latest best-selling self-help book. For others, it refers to some generic religious practice. Shedding life-giving light on what often remains ill-defined and unclear, this book sets forth a vision of biblical spirituality—“a renewed sense of the momentousness of being alive in God’s world as God’s people are led by God’s Spirit through God’s Word unto godly, Christlike character.” With careful exegetical work and theological reflection, the contributors—pastors and scholars such as Christopher W. Morgan, Paul R. House, Nathan A. Finn, and Gregg R. Allison—address spirituality from the perspective of the Bible, exploring topics such as the Trinity, divine sovereignty and human responsibility, the “already” and “not yet,” and the church. This book also addresses practical questions about spirituality related to the workplace, disciplines of the body, and more.

Lit!

Lit!
Author: Tony Reinke
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-09-09
ISBN 10: 1433522292
ISBN 13: 9781433522291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lit! Book Review:

I love to read. I hate to read. I don’t have time to read. I only read Christian books. I’m not good at reading. There’s too much to read. Chances are, you’ve thought or said one of these exact phrases before because reading is important and in many ways unavoidable. Learn how to better read, what to read, when to read, and why you should read with this helpful guide from accomplished reader Tony Reinke. Offered here is a theology for reading and practical suggestions for reading widely, reading well, and for making it all worthwhile.