The Good and Beautiful God

The Good and Beautiful God
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-12-14
ISBN 10: 9780830878345
ISBN 13: 0830878343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good and Beautiful God Book Review:

Turning to the Gospels, James Bryan Smith invites you to compare your ideas about God with what Jesus himself reveals about his Father. Smith leads you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind.

The Good and Beautiful Life

The Good and Beautiful Life
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009-12-14
ISBN 10: 9780830878765
ISBN 13: 0830878769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good and Beautiful Life Book Review:

James Bryan Smith believes we have bought into false notions of happiness and success. In this follow up to his first book, The Good and Beautiful God, Smith traces through the Sermon on the Mount and helps us replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.

The Good and Beautiful God

The Good and Beautiful God
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-02-16
ISBN 10: 1444721968
ISBN 13: 9781444721966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good and Beautiful God Book Review:

THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL GOD is the first book in the Apprentice Series, which along with three other titles forms 'a curriculum for Christlikeness'. THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL GOD focuses on the character of God and how we can move into a life of intimacy with him. What we believe about God is of huge importance to our lives: the path to spiritual transformation begins here. Each chapter uncovers the narratives by which Jesus lived, and includes a 'soul-training' exercise to help embed this narrative into our minds, bodies and souls. Each chapter also includes questions that can be used for individual reflection or group discussion.

The Good and Beautiful Series

The Good and Beautiful Series
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-01-11
ISBN 10: 9780830835409
ISBN 13: 0830835407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good and Beautiful Series Book Review:

James Bryan Smith believes the gospel is about change in our lives today, not just our eternal destiny. In The Good and Beautiful Series he aims to help Christians develop a robust discipleship by helping them understand who God is, what it means to be a Christian and what it means to live in community as a part of God's kingdom. Throughout the series, which includes The Good and Beautiful God, The Good and Beautful Life and The Good and Beautiful Community, Smith encourages you to read, journal, pray, discuss and participate in weekly spiritual exercises to help you engage with the text. As you work through the books individually (or more ideally in a group setting) you'll discover your heart being shaped by the truth of Christ—and your life being changed. Get to know the God Jesus knew and the Kingdom he proclaimed. The transformation you seek will come as a direct result of spending focused time with him and his people. A Renovaré Resource.

The Good and Beautiful Community

The Good and Beautiful Community
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-07-21
ISBN 10: 9780830861255
ISBN 13: 0830861254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good and Beautiful Community Book Review:

In the third book in the Apprentice Series, James Bryan Smith helps you to live in relationship with others as apprentices of Jesus. He shows how to bring spiritual formation and community engagement together, and he offers spiritual practices that root new, true narratives about God and the world in your soul.

The Magnificent Story

The Magnificent Story
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-08-08
ISBN 10: 0830889280
ISBN 13: 9780830889280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magnificent Story Book Review:

What is the story you have been told about the gospel? James Bryan Smith, author of the bestselling book The Good and Beautiful God, brings us this spiritual formation resource full of field-tested material and practices for both individuals and groups. Uncover the magnificent story of beauty, goodness, and truth that will satisfy the ultimate longings of your heart.

Beautiful in God s Eyes

Beautiful in God s Eyes
Author: Elizabeth George
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-10-01
ISBN 10: 0736970495
ISBN 13: 9780736970495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful in God s Eyes Book Review:

Beauty is more than skin deep— it starts in the heart and works outward Exploring the timeless wisdom of Proverbs 31, Bible teacher Elizabeth George reveals how you can become a woman of true beauty—a woman who desires to honor God in all that she says and does. Beautiful in God's Eyes helps you make each day immensely meaningful as you delight in God and discover how to... experience instant progress toward personal goals manage daily life more effectively tap into unlimited energy apply biblical principles to enhance relationships move from the ordinary to the extraordinary You can experience a richer, more exciting spiritual walk as you embrace God's design for true beauty in your life.

Room of Marvels

Room of Marvels
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 0830846891
ISBN 13: 9780830846894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Room of Marvels Book Review:

Three deaths in three years. His mother. His best friend. And now, his two-year-old daughter. In this moving story a Christian author goes to a retreat center to grieve and face the hard questions about God that he is asking in the wake of these losses. This expanded edition of the beloved book is a masterful, dream-like tale that speaks to the eternal in the midst of our most painful earthly losses.

Beauty by the Book

Beauty by the Book
Author: Nancy Stafford
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-04-21
ISBN 10: 0307565017
ISBN 13: 9780307565013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beauty by the Book Book Review:

From celebrated Hollywood starlets to the covers of Cosmo, our society seems obsessed with beauty. Actress and Main Floor host Nancy Stafford (best known for her starring role as Michelle Thomas on Matlock) digs below our culture's fixation on outward appearance to show you that true beauty is more than skin-deep. "Every woman has beauty," says Stafford, "but not everyone sees it. I want you to see it." In Beauty by the Book she bares her heart to readers, laying out the Scriptures, promises, and truths women need to know to find their true value. Her liberating reflections will help you see yourself as God sees you -- worthy, lovable, and beautiful.“Mirror, Mirror, on the W all…” What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see a unique individual created in the image of Beauty itself—one chosen, Cherished, and valued in the eyes of God? If not, you may be looking in the wrong mirror—one distorted by emotional wounds, lies from your past, or the unrealistic standards of our culture. “Everyone has beauty and worth,” says Nancy Stafford, “but not everyone sees it. I want you to see it.” Nancy shares her own poignant story and holds up the true mirror of God’s Word—inviting you to see yourself as God sees you, to absorb His truth, and to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the King is enthralled by your beauty!

Identity

Identity
Author: Eric Geiger
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0805446893
ISBN 13: 9780805446890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identity Book Review:

Identity by young pastor Eric Geiger (coauthor of the multi-awarded national bestseller Simple Church) helps Christians clearly understand who they really are as defined by various Scriptures and unpacks the practical response that goes along with each wonderfully dramatic, empowering, and liberating truth.

Hidden in Christ

Hidden in Christ
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN 10: 0830895450
ISBN 13: 9780830895458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden in Christ Book Review:

A Deeper Sort of Devotional Words are powerful. They contain ideas and shape the way we see God, ourselves and all of reality. We're transformed, in particular, by God's Word, and by "the Word," the Logos—Jesus himself—as described by John in the first chapter of his Gospel. Memorizing and studying a passage in depth can offer a deeper sense of the meaning of each word. In this unique introduction to the hidden life in Christ, James Bryan Smith walks readers through a thirty-day immersion in Colossians 3:1-17. Each of the thirty short chapters of this book bring out the main truth of just one word or phrase of this rich passage. You'll also find a very simple daily practice to take up, reflection questions and a guide for five weeks of group discussion. The chapters are short in length, making this book an ideal daily devotional. Since there are thirty chapters, it could be used for a one-month introduction to the hidden life in Christ. Though brief in terms of length, each chapter tries to unearth some very deep truths. For those who have read and practiced the exercises in the Apprentice series, this book will be a helpful refresher as you continue your sacred journey. Each chapter also contains an exercise or practice ("Living into the Truth"), as well as an affirmation that summarizes the main point of the chapter and a written prayer designed to move you deeper into the truths of the Word. In addition, each chapter concludes with a few reflection questions that can be used either by individuals or in a group discussion. The only way to tell a story is to use words. May the words of Colossians 3 become a companion to you as God continues to write your story.

Sensing God

Sensing God
Author: Joel Clarkson
Publsiher: NavPress Publishing Group
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN 10: 1641582081
ISBN 13: 9781641582087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensing God Book Review:

Did God Give Us Our Senses So that We Could Enjoy Him More? Sensing God is a discovery of Jesus in all of the sensory points embedded into each of us. It shows how the holiest acts in our daily lives are often the simplest: reveling in the beauty of nature; listening to our favorite music; eating a nourishing meal with family. These are potentially heartbeats of a living faith, and when we learn to recognize and respond to God's goodness in them, it draws us into redemptive participation with Him, the source of all beauty. Joel Clarkson shares personal stories and paints vivid imagery so that we, too, can taste and see (and hear and touch and smell) that the Lord is good. In our exploration, we meet Jesus, who invites us to enjoy his presence and proclaim his visible, tangible, and touchable gospel. We physically experience the glory of our Creator and at the same time, we make that encounter a testimony to a broken world that is desperate for restoration. We are encouraged to get the good dirt of God's holy world under our nails. Together, we will come into contact with the God who reaches out to us with His eternal truth through the goodness of beauty. Will you join the journey? Come and learn how to truly worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

Do Something Beautiful for God The Essential Teachings of Mother Teresa 365 Daily Reflections

Do Something Beautiful for God  The Essential Teachings of Mother Teresa 365 Daily Reflections
Author: Teresa Mother,Kelly Matthew
Publsiher: Blue Sparrow
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN 10: 9781635821208
ISBN 13: 1635821207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do Something Beautiful for God The Essential Teachings of Mother Teresa 365 Daily Reflections Book Review:

Do Something Beautiful for God is Mother Teresa's enduring invitation and challenge to the world. This is not an abstract invitation but a deeply personal and intimate one. There is so much happening in the world and so much happening within our own hearts, minds, and souls. All this makes it is easy to lose sight of what matters most and get absorbed in what matters least. Mother Teresa is an icon of goodness, one of the most beloved women in history. How did she become so much to so many people? Little by little. Small acts performed with great love. You become an icon of goodness by striving to be good and by consistently doing good. On these pages, you will find the essential teachings of Mother Teresa. They provide remarkable insight into the depths of her heart, mind, soul, and life. They will comfort you in your affliction and afflict you in your comfort. But most of all, in the midst of all this activity and noise of your life, you will hear Mother Teresa encouraging you by gently saying: Do something beautiful for God with your life!

Crazy Love

Crazy Love
Author: Francis Chan
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN 10: 0781411033
ISBN 13: 9780781411035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crazy Love Book Review:

Revised & Updated Edition! God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we're missing it? It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor—loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you've verbalized it yet or not, we all know something's wrong. Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts—it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you're wildly in love with someone, it changes everything. Learn more about Crazy Love at www.crazylovebook.com.

Embracing the Love of God

Embracing the Love of God
Author: James B. Smith
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN 10: 0062029169
ISBN 13: 9780062029164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embracing the Love of God Book Review:

Unfortunately, in today's world many people fail to experience the freedom and healing power of God's grace. Even Christians too often experience judgement, rather than the love that is the vital essence of Christian life. A visionary guide in the spirit of Celebration of Discipline, Embracing the Love of God calls Christians back to the basics -- to understanding the promise of God's love to transform our most important relationships and fulfill our deepest spiritual needs.Here James Bryan Smith launches readers on a revitalizing spiritual journey. He distills the basic principles of Christian love and provides a new model for relationship with God, self, and others that is based not on fear and judgement, but rather on acceptance and care. Smith's moving insights illuminate the gentle nature of God's love and teach readers how to continue on the path of love by embracing it day by day. For both new Christians and those desiring renewal, Embracing the Love of God offers hope, peace, and guidance for spiritual growth.

Louder Than Words

Louder Than Words
Author: Andy Stanley
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-01-16
ISBN 10: 0307563987
ISBN 13: 9780307563989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louder Than Words Book Review:

Your character, more than anything else, will impact how much you accomplish in this life. It is more important than your talent, your education, your background, or your network of friends. Andy Stanley helps you chart a course toward becoming a man or woman of character. You'll discover a definition of character that will inspire you for a lifetime, the external and internal benefits of strong character, the six false beliefs behind negative behaviors, and more. Using practical insights, biblical exposition, and engaging stories, Stanley guides you step-by-step in setting the personal goals that will build the foundation for true success. The Secret to a Life with No Regrets How important is your character? It determines everything about you! How much you will accomplish in life, and whether you are worth knowing. How you will respond to success, and how you will weather the inevitable storms of life. This is a book about uncompromised living. It is about choosing every day to be a man or woman of integrity, a person whose actions speak louder than words. Bestselling author Andy Stanley challenges you to become what you were meant to be: a person whose commitment to doing the right thing, whatever the cost, will inspire others and change your world. Story Behind the Book As a pastor, I spend a substantial amount of my time with people who are digging themselves out from personal environmental catastrophes—circumstances that were often years in the making but “took them by surprise.” Another group of people have faced, or are facing, storms of life that are not of their own making, storms created by the character deficits of others—storms that are a natural part of a fallen world. There, in the midst of unjust treatment and seemingly undeserved pain, the true character of a man or woman is revealed. What you see in such moments is what was really there all along. This book is about change. It’s about the process of taking raw materials and molding them, shaping them, and refining them into a finished product. Whether you know it or not, that process is happening in you. Your character, not your accomplishments or acquisitions, determines your legacy.

The Good and Beautiful You

The Good and Beautiful You
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-05-17
ISBN 10: 0830846948
ISBN 13: 9780830846948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good and Beautiful You Book Review:

Christian faith is about more than belief and practices; it is also about the kind of people we become. The fourth book in the The Good and Beautiful series addresses the self-narratives that hinder spiritual growth, reminding us how Scripture reveals the beauty and goodness of our own souls and serving as a welcome companion on your journey to discover who you truly are in Christ.

How Big Is Your God

How Big Is Your God
Author: Paul Coutinho
Publsiher: Loyola Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2011-09-29
ISBN 10: 0829429859
ISBN 13: 9780829429855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Big Is Your God Book Review:

Do you have a real relationship with God, or do you just have a religion? Do you know God, or do you just know about God? In How Big Is Your God? Paul Coutinho, SJ, challenges us to grow stronger and deeper in our faith and in our relationship with God—a God whose love knows no bounds. To help us on our way, Coutinho introduces us to people in various world religions—from Hindu friends to Buddhist teachers to St. Ignatius of Loyola—who have shaped his spiritual life and made possible his deep, personal relationship with God.

Something Beautiful for God

Something Beautiful for God
Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
Publsiher: Lion Pub
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780745953380
ISBN 13: 0745953387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Something Beautiful for God Book Review:

Mother Teresa was one of the most revered women of the 20th century. Adored by millions, her Missionaries of Charity organization aided thousands of poor, sick, orphaned, and dying individuals in Calcutta, India, and she was beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003 for her ministry. Originally published in 1971, this heartfelt biography first brought Mother Teresa’s works and spirit to the attention of the western world. It features transcripts of conversations with Mother Teresa as well as a bevy of photographs illustrating her life-long role as a humanitarian. Wonderfully intimate and touching, this is an inspirational look at one of history’s most beloved and giving individuals.

Crossing Cultures with Jesus

Crossing Cultures with Jesus
Author: Katie J. Rawson
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-11-04
ISBN 10: 0830898921
ISBN 13: 9780830898923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossing Cultures with Jesus Book Review:

You can be a missionary by crossing an ocean or by crossing the street. Filled with compelling stories, practical resources and relational tools, this guide from veteran crosscultural minister Katie Rawson shows how we can witness the way Jesus did, entering into people's worlds and drawing them into God-centered community.