The Grace Outpouring

Blessing Others through Prayer

Author: Roy Godwin,Dave Roberts

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781434704160

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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An inspiration for the creation of houses of prayer around the world, The Grace Outpouring is a captivating account of spiritual renewal on a Welsh hillside. When Roy Godwin turned his back on a lucrative consulting job to lead the quiet retreat center Ffald-y-Brenin in West Wales, he wasn’t sure what was next. Then God showed up. In the years since the Godwins welcomed their first surprise guests to Ffald-y-Brenin, God has drawn thousands of seekers to this converted hill-farm with a tangible presence of healing and power. Along with its accompanying study guide, The Grace Outpouring offers fascinating stories of God’s work on a remote hillside as well as inspiring insight into how God can work in readers’ own communities.
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The Grace Outpouring

Becoming a People of Blessing

Author: Roy Godwin,Dave Roberts

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780781408462

Category: Religion

Page: 201

View: 1213

Guests at the Ffald-y-Brenin Christian Retreat Center first notice two things: the beautiful surroundings of the hills of southwest Wales and the quiet awareness of God's presence there. The Grace Outpouring will inspire you with true stories of God at work in an ordinary, converted hill farm and challenge you to prepare a place for Him to work in your community as well.
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The Way of Blessing

Stepping into the Mission and Presence of God

Author: Roy Godwin,Dave Roberts

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781414334

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 1929

You’re invited on a spiritual pilgrimage to the windswept hills of Wales. Within that small, praying community known as Ffald-y-Brenin, the deaf hear, the blind see, and the broken receive healing. Roy Godwin reveals how God has given believers the authority to bless others. As the executive director of the Wales retreat center, he shares how this ministry began, stories of miraculous healings, and ways you can usher God’s presence into your community. It begins when we stop chasing blessings and become God’s conduit for blessing others.
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A Guide for Listening and Inner-Healing Prayer

Meeting God in the Broken Places

Author: Rusty Rustenbach

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 1612911013

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 635

Inner healing is an important part of the Gospel message. You can supernaturally experience healing by exposing the hidden lies that keep you in bondage. This workbook study presents a framework within which you can learn to pray, listen, and receive God’s healing in a progressive step-by-step process. Its practical instruction, examples, and personal stories can empower you to deliberately listen to God in ways that bring deep nurture, assurance, and inner healing. Jesus said, “The truth will set you free.” Take Him at His word and experience inner healing. Includes questions for discussion and personal reflection.
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I Give You Authority

Practicing the Authority Jesus Gave Us

Author: Charles H. Kraft

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441270213

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 4668

"All will find here much reality, much wisdom, much encouragement, and much to praise God for."--J.I. Packer This popular book from respected leader Charles H. Kraft shows believers how to exercise the authority they have from God through Jesus Christ. When Christians recognize and use the amazing gift of spiritual authority, they position themselves to provide protection and bring transformation, not only in their lives but in the lives of family members, friends, even coworkers. Now fully revised and updated.
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The God of the Miraculous

Amazing Things Happen When We Believe

Author: Samuel McKibben

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490800824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

View: 3351

Prepare to see the awesome power of God at work as Samuel relives his life's service to the Lord, encountering his provision and strength every step of the way. You'll feel encouraged, inspired, and most importantly of all, confident in the God of the Miraculous.
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Freedom Beyond Comprehension

Severing Your Painful Past

Author: Joan Hunter

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 160374522X

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 2034

You’ve prayed for deliverance—you’ve forgiven those who have hurt or abused you—and yet you’re still nursing the painful wounds of your past. Does this describe your experience? Many Christians have suffered unspeakable trauma and wonder why they aren’t experiencing the freedom God has promised. The reason is that trauma goes deeper than the mind. It infiltrates the body at the cellular level, and only a deliverance that deals with the whole man—soul, spirit, and body—will treat the trauma and set you free—completely free. Speaking as one who has received miraculous healing herself and also ministered it to others, Christian author and healing expert Joan Hunter demonstrates how to find true freedom through such methods as… Cursing cellular memory of rape and other forms of sexual abuse Escaping the stress that wears you down Renewing your mind with the mind of Christ Forgiving those who have harmed you Learning to love yourself Accepting the unconditional love of your heavenly Father As you break free from the bondage of trauma and pain, you will walk in deliverance and discover your true identity as a beloved child of God. You can be healed and whole! Start the recovery process today.
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Vertical Church

What Every Heart Longs for. What Every Church Can Be.

Author: James MacDonald

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 078140861X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 9449

An emergency call, and I rush from my coziness into the dark community where the police have requested a chaplain. Arriving in minutes, I find the family imploding with grief having just discovered their son hanging in the garage. In a moment of unshakable pain, he jumped off the ladder and into eternity. And I will never shake the look in their eyes when I asked why he hadn't called a church. "Why would he do that?" Across town, a pool of tears on my kitchen table as an out of town guest feels the weight of his infidelity, despairing that his famished soul finds no refuge and that he has to board a plane to feel fellowship. "Has your church tried to help you?" And the Christian leader confesses he hasn't been to church in years. Infighting, backbiting, heartbreaking, frustrating ... church. Though exceptions do exist, the reality is that church in America is failing one life at a time. Somewhere between pathetically predictable and shamefully entertaining, sadly sentimental and rarely authentic, church has become worst of all ... godless. Vertical Church points to a new day where God is the seeker, and we are the ones found. In Vertical Church God shows up, and that changes everything. If you want to experience God as you never have before and witness His hand at work, if you want to wake up to the first thought, "Thank God it's Sunday," if you're ready to feel your heart beat faster as you drive to your place of worship ... then devour and digest the lessons of Vertical Church.
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Hell Is Real (But I Hate to Admit It)

Author: Brian Jones

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434704173

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 7507

Does hell matter? Pastor Brian Jones wants readers to know the truth. Jones believes that the reason most Christians don’t tell their friends about Jesus has nothing to do with not knowing how—it’s because they don’t think they need to. As Jones writes, the first four years he was a pastor, he didn’t believe in hell himself. Today, he shares his story of discovering the truth that hell exists—and why many Christians are afraid to believe in it. Hell Is Real motivates Christians who have grown complacent in their view of hell. Drawing on the teachings of Jesus, Jones leads readers into a head-on collision with apocalyptic urgency—the all-consuming, inspiring conviction that will overcome readers when they realize that hell is real and they can help save people from going there.
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Rediscovering the Ministry of Blessing

Author: Russ Parker

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281069824

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 899

The Bible teaches us', Russ Parker writes, 'that blessing is a unique ministry resource gifted to believers to effect the purposes of God in peoples' lives.' In this enthralling book, the author tells of situations of family estrangement, depression and chronic illness; of times of hopelessness and helplessness where miraculous transformation has been wrought through calling on God to bless someone with the richest blessing they are able to receive. As he has travelled the country teaching on the ministry of blessing, Russ has seen an enthusiastic response and uptake, especially amongst those involved in prayer ministry. He believes it is time for all who want to be part of God's renewal - both in church and through reaching out to the wider community - to consider how we might help others to flourish as the people God has called them to be. 'Russ Parker's ground breaking work on healing community history will be so helpful to churches. It has greatly helped me.' The Rt Revd Graeme Dow, former Bishop of Carlisle
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Children in Revival

300 Years of God's Work in Scotland

Author: Harry Sprange

Publisher: Christian Focus

ISBN: 9781857927894

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Children in Revival tells the stories of children, some as young as four years old, who have been involved in revivals in Scotland over three centuries. Whole communities and indeed nations have been influenced by the power of God at special outpourings of his Spirit. SECTIONS 1. Scotland in the 1740's Whitefield visits Scotland, Revivals in Cambuslang, Kilsyth, Easter Ross 2. A Century of Societies Various Societies and Movements started in the 1800's that helped to spread the gospel 3. A Nation on Fire 1859-63 Testimonies of Revival from The Far North to The Borders 4. The Era of Mass Evangelism 1864-1904 The period after the 1859 Revival to D.L. Moody's visits to Scotland 5. The Twentieth Century From the pre-war period to the Hebridean awakenings
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Beauty Will Save the World

Author: Brian Zahnd

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1616385855

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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Zahnd issues a challenge to Christians to discover new vitality through re-envisioning, reimagining, and reforming the church according to the pattern of the cruciform. Using stories from the lives of St. Francis of Assisi and from his own life, he teaches believers to stay on the journey to discover the kingdom of God in a fuller, richer way.
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Dialogue with God

Author: Mark Virkler

Publisher: Bridge Logos Foundation

ISBN: 9780882706207

Category: Religion

Page: 258

View: 6828

Find out how prayer--our link to God--is the most powerful and vital activity of our life. This book will lead you into a life-changing dimension of two-way communication with a loving God.
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Saved Without A Doubt

Being Sure of Your Salvation

Author: John MacArthur, Jr.

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434766772

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 8233

Can you lose your salvation? All believers have wrestled with this question at some point in their spiritual walks. So what answers does God provide to challenging questions like: Am I really saved? Am I going to heaven? How can I know for sure? Renowned pastor and author John MacArthur believes every Christian should enjoy the reality and security of being saved without a doubt. Drawing from a background rich in Bible study and teaching, John examines key scriptures, tackles tough questions, and sheds light on the true nature of salvation. Throughout, you’ll be encouraged to embrace the perfect grace found in Jesus Christ. Saved without a Doubt includes a guide for both personal and group study, which features discovery questions, suggestions for prayer, and activities, all designed to connect life-changing truths with everyday living.
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The Dream of Scipio

Author: Iain Pears

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307370887

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Three narratives, set in the fifth, fourteenth, and twentieth centuries, all revolving around an ancient text and each with a love story at its centre, are the elements of this brilliantly ingenious novel, a follow-up to the international bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost. Now Ian Pears returns with a greatly anticipated novel, so expertly imagined and perfectly constructed the author himself describes it as “a complexity.” The centuries are the 5th (the final days of the Roman Empire); the 14th (the years of the Plague — the Black Death); and the 20th (World War II). The setting for each is the same — Provence — and each has at its heart a love story. The narratives intertwine seamlessly, and what joins them thematically is an ancient text — “The Dream of Scipio” — a work of neo-Platonism that poses timeless philosophical questions. What is the obligation of the individual in a society under siege? What is the role of learning when civilization itself is threatened, whether by acts of man or nature? Does virtue lie more in engagement or in neutrality? “Power without wisdom is tyranny; wisdom without power is pointless,” warns one of Pears’s characters. The Dream of Scipio is a bona fide novel of ideas, a dazzling feat of storytelling, fiction for our times. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Seeing through the Fog

Hope When Your World Falls Apart

Author: Ed Dobson

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 143470517X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 4445

An exploration of identity and faith, Seeing Through the Fog invites readers to a vibrant life, an expectant life, a life of joy in each new morning. Pastor Ed Dobson has spent his life preaching sermons, but this book is not a sermon. He has spent more than ten years with a debilitating illness, but this book is not about grief. He has found joy in the midst of sorrow, but this book is not about looking on the bright side. Seeing Through the Fog is about living well when you realize you can’t live forever. It is about having gratitude for each sunrise, birthday, and moment of knowing God more. It is about holding hope when circumstances hold pain. With stories, wisdom and unique content distinct from the popular film series about Ed, Seeing Through the Fog will encourage readers in their own difficulties and give them hope for their future.
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Moving Mountains

Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority

Author: John Eldredge

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718037669

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 9524

Why Some Prayers Work, Why Some Don’t, and How You and God Can Change Things for Good How would it feel to enter into prayer with confidence and assurance—certain that God heard you and that your prayers would make a difference? It would likely feel amazing and unfamiliar. That’s because often our prayers seem to be met with silence or don’t appear to change anything. Either response can lead to disappointment or even despair in the face of our ongoing battles and unmet longings—especially when we don’t know if we’re doing something wrong or if some prayers just don’t work. New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge confronts these issues directly in Moving Mountains by offering a hopeful approach to prayer that is effective, relational, and rarely experienced by most Christians. In a world filled with danger, adventure, and wonder, we have at our disposal prayers that can transform the events and issues that matter most to us and to God. Moving Mountains shows you how to experience the power of daily prayer, learn the major types of prayers—including those of intervention, consecration, warfare, and healing—and to discover the intimacy of the cry of the heart prayer, listening prayer, and praying Scripture. Things can be different, and you personally have a role to play with God in bringing about that change through prayer. It may sound too good to be true, but this is your invitation to engage in the kind of prayers that can move God's heart as well as the mountains before you.
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Joy Unspeakable

Author: David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842913956

Category: Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Page: 480

View: 7583

Martyn Lloyd-Jones explores the assertion of John the Baptist that Jeus would baptize with the Holy Spirit. The result is a classic call to submit afresh to the Spirit for power, purity and assurance, while keeping our heads in the face of pitfalls that might distract or ensnare us.
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Christianish

What If We're Not Really Following Jesus at All?

Author: Mark Steele

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781434700391

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 4640

It may feel like authentic faith. It may even look like the real deal. Yet it's often easy to settle for the souvenir t-shirt—the appearance of a transformed heart—instead of taking the actual trip through true life-change. We find ourselves settling for a personal faith that's been polluted by culture, and diluted by other people's take on spirituality. Christianish tells the story of one man's journey to move from the in-between to a life that's centered on Christ. To move forward, author Mark Steele goes back to the beginning, to examine Christ's life and words. Through stories and insights that are sometimes profound, often hilarious, and always honest, Mark delivers a compelling look at what our faith is all about.
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Raising a Modern-Day Joseph

A Timeless Strategy for Growing Great Kids

Author: Larry Fowler

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781406811

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 2820

Imagine this scenario for a typical teenager in your church: He's separated from his family and sent to live in a hedonistic, no-holds-barred culture. He's stripped of his spiritual support, left alone, and treated unfairly. Then, at his most vulnerable point, his ego is stoked with power and success. Throughout this rollercoaster ride, would he continue to serve God? This very test was given to the Old Testament Joseph, whose faith remained rock solid. Yet it seems that our youth are ill-equipped to face the moral vacuum in today's culture. Worse, research shows that when young people leave home, many also leave the church. So how can we forge sons and daughters of faith and fortitude? The vital answers are found in the story of Joseph. Drawing from this timeless narrative, author Larry Fowler offers a biblical plan for building teens who will love and serve Jesus Christ. Biblically based and up-to-the-minute relevant, Raising a Modern-Day Joseph is an essential guide to raising a generation that can pass life's tests with flying colors.
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