Thriving in Babylon

Thriving in Babylon
Author: Larry Osborne
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN 10: 0781411319
ISBN 13: 9780781411318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thriving in Babylon Book Review:

Meet a man forced to live in a fast changing and godless society. He faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. Sound familiar? His name was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only thrived, he changed an empire while he was at it. Though he lived thousands of years ago, he has a much to teach us today. Even in Babylon, God Is in Control In Thriving in Babylon, Larry Osborne explores the “adult” story of Daniel to help us not only survive – but actually thrive in an increasingly godless culture. Here Pastor Osborne looks at: - Why panic and despair are never from God- What true optimism looks like- How humility disarms even our greatest of enemies- Why respect causes even those who will have nothing to do with God to listen- How wisdom can snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat For those who know Jesus and understand the full implications of the cross, the resurrection, and the promises of Jesus, everything changes – not only in us, but also in our world.

Accidental Pharisees

Accidental Pharisees
Author: Larry Osborne
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-10-09
ISBN 10: 0310494451
ISBN 13: 9780310494454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accidental Pharisees Book Review:

Zealous faith can have a dangerous, dark side. While recent calls for radical Christians have challenged many to be more passionate about their faith, the down side can be a budding arrogance and self-righteousness that “accidentally” sneaks into our outlook. In Accidental Pharisees, bestselling author Larry Osborne diagnoses nine of the most common traps that can ensnare Christians on the road to a deeper life of faith. Rejecting attempts to turn the call to follow Christ into a new form of legalism, he shows readers how to avoid the temptations of pride, exclusivity, legalism, and hypocrisy, Larry reminds us that attempts to fan the flames of full-on discipleship and call people to Christlikeness should be rooted in love and humility. Christians stirred by calls to radical discipleship, but unsure how to respond, will be challenged and encouraged to develop a truly Christlike zeal for God.

Faith for Exiles

Faith for Exiles
Author: David Kinnaman,Mark Matlock,Aly Hawkins
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 1493415948
ISBN 13: 9781493415946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith for Exiles Book Review:

Discover What's Working and Find Hope Negative perceptions. Church dropouts. Prodigals and nomads. It's easy to get discouraged by all that's going wrong when it comes to Christianity and the emerging generation. Yet what's going right? In fact, signs of hope are springing up all around. In Faith for Exiles, the author of unChristian and You Lost Me unveils major new Barna research that uncovers what's working--five practices that contribute to resilience. Enter the world of resilient young adult Christians and learn how they are sustaining faith. Finally, you can find hope in all that God is doing among young disciples today. Caught Between Cultures In a world where always-connected smart devices and search algorithms educate and entertain, digital Babylon is the new context for discipleship. Faith for Exiles reveals findings from a groundbreaking three-year research study of young Christians whose faith remains resilient even in exile. Barna president David Kinnaman teams up with former executive director of Youth Specialties Mark Matlock to help you: • Make sense of chaotic cultural changes and respond with compassion to the next generation of believers • Recognize the biblical concept of exile as an essential framework for following Christ today • Discover five research-based practices that cultivate faithfulness in digital Babylon • Prepare young Christians to be on mission with Jesus in the world • Empower Jesus followers of all ages to thrive in our current exile

Living Among Lions

Living Among Lions
Author: Jason Benham,David Benham
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 0718078896
ISBN 13: 9780718078898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Among Lions Book Review:

Meet Daniel. A Transformed Man Who Transformed His World. What does an ancient Jewish prophet have to do with modern America? What, if anything, can we learn from a man who lived 2,400 years ago as a captive in the land we now call Iraq? As it turns out, quite a bit. David and Jason Benham are convinced the biblical example of Daniel holds the keys to contemporary Christians living victoriously in a world increasingly hostile to people of faith. Like Daniel, many believers today find themselves in an unfriendly environment, one opposed to the God they serve. Yet, like Daniel, they must learn how to take a stand while serving the people around them. Living Among Lions is for Christian brothers and sisters who have the potential to transform their world but find themselves standing in the shadows wondering how to respond in an unfriendly environment. Divided into three sections, Living Among Lions covers three distinct characteristics that made Daniel strong: Conviction, Commitment, and Courage. Daniel possessed all of these qualities and lived them out. As a result, God gave him unprecedented favor and supernatural power. A mere slave living in exile, Daniel emerged as one of the most powerful men in the known world. Daniel’s conviction, commitment, and courage empowered him not merely to survive in Babylon but to thrive. He did not conform to his world; he transformed his world.

A Contrarian s Guide to Knowing God

A Contrarian s Guide to Knowing God
Author: Larry Osborne
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0735290970
ISBN 13: 9780735290976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Contrarian s Guide to Knowing God Book Review:

An updated edition with two all-new chapters, a new introduction, and a fresh look, this book challenges widely accepted ideas about what it means to know God and offers fresh paths for pursuing genuine spirituality. This practical guide speaks to those who are weary of formulaic faith or who are haunted by nagging doubts about the church, as well as those who find the traditional spiritual disciplines impractical or even agonizing because of their personal wiring. Easy to read but filled with challenging ideas, this book provides a spiritual foundation for pastors and teachers, committed Christians, and anyone interested in discovering God for themselves but wary of predictable paths.

Singing in Babylon

Singing in Babylon
Author: Jeff Lucas
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN 10: 0830781471
ISBN 13: 9780830781478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singing in Babylon Book Review:

Everyone has to live with second choices—events and circumstances that they would not choose, some trivial, some tragic. Daniel was a man whose life was filled with second choices, but he did more than just survive; he stayed faithful to God and thrived. So what is there to learn from his story in Scripture? Pastor and author Jeff Lucas challenges readers to ask, “How can we, like Daniel, be faithful in the ‘Babylon’ of second choices?” Down-to-earth but inspirational, Singing in Babylon explores how the reader, like Daniel, can find purpose and meaning in life’s second choices.

Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe

Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe
Author: Larry Osborne
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1601421508
ISBN 13: 9781601421500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe Book Review:

Addressing such myths as faith can fix anything, forgiving means forgetting, and a godly home guarantees good kids, Osborne explores the greater truths they obscure.

Sticky Church

Sticky Church
Author: Larry Osborne
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008-12-30
ISBN 10: 031031299X
ISBN 13: 9780310312994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sticky Church Book Review:

In Sticky Church, author and pastor Larry Osborne makes the case that closing the back door of your church is even more important than opening the front door wider. He offers a time-tested strategy for doing so: sermon-based small groups that dig deeper into the weekend message and tightly velcro members to the ministry. It’s a strategy that enabled Osborne’s congregation to grow from a handful of people to one of the larger churches in the nation—without any marketing or special programming.Sticky Church tells the inspiring story of North Coast Church’s phenomenal growth and offers practical tips for launching your own sermon-based small group ministry. Topics include: Why stickiness is so importantWhy most of our discipleship models don’t work very wellWhy small groups always make a church more honest and transparentWhat makes groups grow deeper and sticker over timeSticky Church is an ideal book for church leaders who want to start or retool their small group ministry—and velcro their congregation to the Bible and each other.

Global Warning

Global Warning
Author: Bill Vincent
Publsiher: XinXii
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2021-09-09
ISBN 10: 3969318262
ISBN 13: 9783969318263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Warning Book Review:

Are you willing to become a watchman for the Lord? In Global Warning, Bill Vincent urges us all to take a stand for America. In an effort to seek out and purge the wickedness that has seeped its way into the highest places in our society, Bill calls each of us to spend time in prayer and ready ourselves to deliver His warnings. Turn away from social media. Turn off your TVs. Look inward for the Word of God. His Word alone guides us to the truth, to the dangers of our society, and the call to action. When our Lord sounds the alarm, will you take up His call? Employ your faith, nourish your soul, and ready yourself for His Word. Grab your copy today.

A Bridge in Babylon

A Bridge in Babylon
Author: Owen R. Chandler
Publsiher: Chalice Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 0827203187
ISBN 13: 9780827203181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bridge in Babylon Book Review:

Army chaplain Owen Chandler takes us to the battlefields of Iraq in this gripping spiritual memoir of war, love, family, church and God. As an Arizona Army National Reservist, Rev. Chandler was deployed to Iraq as chaplain of the 336th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, leaving behind his wife, three young children, and a congregation for more than a year. In this honest and eloquent memoir, Chandler shares his story of serving as an “embedded presence of hope” in Iraq through personal letters, journal entries, scriptures and photos exchanged with family back home. Expanding far beyond the military chaplain caricature of M*A*S*H’s Father Francis Mulcahy, Chandler reflects on the brutal realities of war, his fellow soldiers, and the families waiting for them all to come home. He shares the struggle to hold onto faith and hope in the midst of battlefields, opening readers’ hearts to the challenges of military chaplaincy and the plight of veterans shattered by their experiences. A Bridge to Babylon inspires readers and provide tools to create bridges to our veterans, especially Reserve soldiers with shockingly high rates of suicide and substance abuse.

Wisdom from Babylon

Wisdom from Babylon
Author: Gordon T. Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 0830853278
ISBN 13: 9780830853274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wisdom from Babylon Book Review:

What does it mean to provide leadership for the church in an increasingly secular context? Analyzing the phenomenon of secularization in the West and charting common Christian responses, this indispensable resource from Gordon Smith discusses the competencies and capacities essential for cultivating distinctively Christian leadership today.

Thriving in Babylon

Thriving in Babylon
Author: David B. Capes,J. Daryl Charles
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 1498273114
ISBN 13: 9781498273114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thriving in Babylon Book Review:

This delightfully multifaceted volume, comprised of thoughtful essays by an esteemed array of cultural critics, probes the intersection of Christian faith and culture to honor the memory of A. J. "Chip" Conyers, a remarkably ecumenical Christian scholar and cultural "warrior" whose premature death in 2004 cut short a remarkable career in teaching and writing. As those who knew him can attest, Conyers lived his life at the intersection of Christian theology and cultural concern with a singular blend of astuteness, gracefulness, and Christian conviction. This festschrift, as esteemed theologian and Conyers's mentor Jurgen Moltmann indicates in the foreword, is intended to mirror Conyers's own commitment to incisive cultural criticism and theological faithfulness in the mold of the "great tradition." This is no small achievement even for so venerable a cast of scholars as the contributors to this volume, as Conyers crossed interdisciplinary boundaries--in a day of escalating hyper-specialization--with the greatest of ease. He was comfortable discussing contemporary church life or the christological controversy of the patristic era, Heideggerian hermeneutics or human dignity and the imago Dei, faith and the Enlightenment or the fatherhood of God, Catholic "substance" or Protestant reform. Yet Conyers always did this through the lens of historic Christian orthodoxy. Though he was a most incisive student of culture, in a most refreshing way he steered clear of being co-opted by the currents of culture. Neither retreating into pious devotionalism nor opting for the theologically unreflective activism that has become so chic in our post-consensus climate, he embodied a theological perspective that blends responsible cultural engagement with eschatological hope. The reader is sure to encounter the same blend in this festschrift, and to come away both challenged and edified toward fulfilling the message and hope of Conyers' life and work: to faithfully thrive in Babylon.

Lead Like a Shepherd

Lead Like a Shepherd
Author: Larry Osborne
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 0718096428
ISBN 13: 9780718096427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lead Like a Shepherd Book Review:

Pastor, author, and leadership consultant unpacks instruction for church leaders found in 1 Peter 5:1-4 where they are exhorted to shepherd the flock among them. Some instruction is timeless. Regardless of the age in which we live, certain instruction carries no expiration on its relevance. Pastor, author, and leadership consultant, Larry Osborne has discovered this to be the case with instruction on how to be a good leader. The best, most practical advice comes from the Bible, and in particular, 1 Peter 5:1-4. It's in this short passage where leaders are exhorted to shepherd the flock among them. Unfortunately, most modern leaders have precious little experience tending sheep, and many of the implications that were well understood when Peter penned these words are lost on today's reader. Osborne finds the parallels to be numerous, well-worth reviewing and understanding anew. A shepherd leads them to water even when they fear it. A shepherd never allows one sick lamb to destroy the flock. A shepherd lays down his life for his sheep . . . When leaders truly understand Peter's words of exhortation to lead like a shepherd, then they will begin to see the path that leads them to Leading Well.

Last Days in Babylon

Last Days in Babylon
Author: Marina Benjamin
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN 10: 1408854120
ISBN 13: 9781408854129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Days in Babylon Book Review:

Marina Benjamin grew up in London, feeling estranged from her family's Middle Eastern ways, refusing to speak Arabic or eat their food. But when Benjamin had her own child a few years ago, she realised that she was losing her link to the past, inspiring a journey to Baghdad and into her family's history. Her discoveries will haunt anyone who seeks to understand a country whose ongoing struggles continue to command the world's attention. By turns moving and funny, Last Days in Babylon is an adventure story, a riveting history and a timely reminder that behind today's headlines are real people whose lives are caught in the crossfire of misunderstanding, prejudice and ambition.

Babylon

Babylon
Author: Paul Kriwaczek
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1429941065
ISBN 13: 9781429941068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babylon Book Review:

Civilization was born eight thousand years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies. In the cities that they built, half of human history took place. In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements seven thousand years ago to the eclipse of Babylon in the sixth century BCE. Bringing the people of this land to life in vibrant detail, the author chronicles the rise and fall of power during this period and explores the political and social systems, as well as the technical and cultural innovations, which made this land extraordinary. At the heart of this book is the story of Babylon, which rose to prominence under the Amorite king Hammurabi from about 1800 BCE. Even as Babylon's fortunes waxed and waned, it never lost its allure as the ancient world's greatest city. Engaging and compelling, Babylon reveals the splendor of the ancient world that laid the foundation for civilization itself.

Sticky Teams

Sticky Teams
Author: Larry Osborne
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0310324645
ISBN 13: 9780310324645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sticky Teams Book Review:

In Sticky Teams, Larry Osborne exposes the hidden roadblocks, structures, and goofy thinking that all too often sabotage the health and harmony of even the best intentioned ministry teams. Then, with practical and seasoned advice, he shows what it takes to get a leadership board, ministry team, and an entire congregation headed in the same direction, sticking together, unified and healthy for the long haul.

In My Prayer Closet

In My Prayer Closet
Author: Traci L Williams
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-09-29
ISBN 10: 9781537236292
ISBN 13: 1537236296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In My Prayer Closet Book Review:

This book was created in my prayer closet. It is a transparent and heartfelt account of the challenges and joys on the path of growing closer to God through marital issues, financial strains and everyday challenges that come our way as women. The pages are filled with the sweet and beautiful whispers of reassurance, renewal and love that God provided on this journey.

The Christian Disguise

The Christian Disguise
Author: Timothy Mark
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-10-24
ISBN 10: 9781518770395
ISBN 13: 1518770398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christian Disguise Book Review:

The Christian Disguise is about phony Christians, that have no knowledge of God's word. These people constantly walk around casting out judgement and they want us to believe that they are Christians. A Christian is a follower of Christ. So if these people are not praying the way Christ taught us to, and these people are not worshiping in the ways Christ did, then who are they to call themselves Christians. Sadly there are many crooked preachers and many so called gospel singers that do not even know the Bible. I am sick of no talent singers calling a song gospel then trying to sell it to the very fraudulent Christians. God's word is His word. Preacher Timothy tells it like it is with no sugar coating in this one. All the way from the crooked preacher to the phony Christians . You must seek God, and following the so called path of priests and preachers can sometimes lead you astray.

Harm Not the Oil and Wine

Harm Not the Oil and Wine
Author: Beverley D. Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2017-08-19
ISBN 10: 9781518743580
ISBN 13: 1518743587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harm Not the Oil and Wine Book Review:

If you're a believer like Beverley D. Wright, then you want to learn how to weather life's storms and strengthen your faith in God. In Harm Not the Oil and Wine, Wright suggests that if you ask God for revelation, he is faithful to give it-and the more God reveals to you, the more thrilling it becomes to study his word. Her book will get you started! It covers a wide variety of informative biblical topics, from Genesis to Revelation: An introduction to the Creator and the revelation of Christ An explanation of the rise and fall of Israel, the judgment of Judah, and the restoration of the Jews to their homeland An explanation of the "chosen generation" Information about Satan's war on the body of Christ What you need to know about God's kingdom-both in heaven and on earth An overview of what the future holds: the day of the Lord, God's provision during the judgment, Satan's ultimate destruction, and the restoration of God's people If you're eager to learn more about God's plan and your place in it, dive in-and watch your faith and your trust in the Lord increase in supernatural ways.

Jesus Will Heal You

Jesus Will Heal You
Author: Ross Lyon, Ph.d.,Ross Lyon Ph D
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2016-06-27
ISBN 10: 9781534771598
ISBN 13: 153477159X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Will Heal You Book Review:

Dr. Lyon shows that the Bible promises healing by Jesus if we fulfill the requirements of believing His promises. He points out the Divine healing as the Bible teaches can be instantaneous, gradual, by the use of means, and even death is a form of healing. He also discusses old age and our service for the Lord. The booklet is not only a presentation for Biblical healing, but a manual showing how we can experience healing and be an instrument for divine healing.