In simple, updated language, Awakening Faith by James Stuart Bell provides a year of inspiring readings drawn from the earliest teachers and writers of the church—the Church Fathers. In every reflection you will be refreshed by deep wells of wisdom and spiritual insight. “In the age of Twitter and Facebook, where glib sayings abound, one yearns to read some deeper wisdom about life and faith on a regular basis. Well, here you have it, a compendium of wisdom, devotion, and biblical insight from some of the most thoughtful and faithful Christians from the early eras of the church's history. And in Facebook sized posts. That's a nice change of pace!” —Mark Galli, editor, Christianity Today
Popular Author Helps Readers Discover the Christian Dimension in Tolkien's The Hobbit The huge success of the first of The Hobbit movies has added to Tolkien's already enormous popularity. As fans eagerly await part two of the trilogy, they will be excited to find out all they can about the spiritual themes in the story's mythological world. This book explores good versus evil in Tolkien's writings, the spiritual quest of Bilbo Baggins, the guiding hand of God's providence, and much more. The author specializes in taking complex topics in religion and literature and making them accessible to every reader. A great gift for Tolkien book and movie fans.
In this special addition to the bestselling A Cup of Comfort series, you'll find touching, biblical-themed stories written by devoted mothers who have welcomed the Lord into their daily lives. Celebrating the God-given beauty, strength, and wisdom of mothers everywhere, these daily reflections will inspire and delight you. You'll draw comfort and renewed confidence in the moving stories of such mothers as: Jean, who looks to the Lord to ease the struggles she faces raising her children—and in the process renews her commitment to family love Sally, who finds the wisdom she needs in scripture when her adopted son asks questions about his past Nancy, who trusts in God to watch after her grown children after they've left her home and gone out on their own into the world Being a good mother is never easy. But with A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers, you have all you need to help deepen your faith in God, family, and the power of a mother's love.
Discover great truths from C. S. Lewis’s mentors C. S. Lewis was perhaps the greatest Christian thinker of the twentieth century. He delighted us in The Chronicles of Narnia, intrigued us in The Screwtape Letters, mystified us in The Space Trilogy, and convinced us in Mere Christianity. His influence on generations of Christians has been immeasurable. But who influenced C. S. Lewis? What were the sources of his inspiration? Who were his spiritual mentors? Who were his teachers? Drawn from Lewis’s personal library, annotations, and references from his writings, the selections in this book bring us into contact with giants such as Dante, Augustine, and Chaucer, as well as introduce us to more contemporary writers such as G. K. Chesterton, Charles Williams, George MacDonald, and J. R. R. Tolkien. Over 250 selections provide a vast array of inspiration from those who have shone forth as messengers of light in Lewis’s own thinking, writing, and spiritual growth. A rare glimpse into the intellectual, spiritual, and creative life of one of literature’s great writers, From the Library of C. S. Lewis is a treasury of insight and wisdom. From the Hardcover edition.
Spend a year meditating on the promises of God from the Word of God. In this simple yet profound devotional, readers are invited to explore a new Bible promise every day and to reflect on how God’s hand is evident if only we look for it. Starting today, pursue a closer relationship with the God who always keeps his promises.
From the inspirational words of Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, and Saint Augustine to the lyric poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Milton, and Christina Rossetti, this classic collection of devotional thoughts, traditional carols, and memorable hymns will warm hearts and touch souls.
The Chronicles of Narnia are among some of the most beloved children's books of all time. Now, for the first time ever, comes an interactive guide for young readers. Take an in depth journey into to help them further explore The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. This book answers many of the "who, what, when, where, and why" questions of the first Narnia book. For example: *Why is Aslan a lion? *What exactly is Turkish Delight? *How was C. S. Lewis inspired to write LWW? *And many more facts, questions, and answers you may or may not want to know about!! The guide will also include, trivia, games, and fascinating facts abouta dictionary of Narnia terms. This practical guide will be the ultimate resource for readers who love The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Inspiring Collection of Life-Transforming Stories from a Bestselling Author God is near and desires to change our lives, and then change us--from the inside out. In this new collection, ordinary people share stories of how God has used miracles to change their lives. They tell how God's display of power helped them overcome weakness, sin, and unbelief. These accounts will bring you hope that you aren't defined by your past. This book will encourage your belief in God's power on earth. More important, it will show that he wants to do more than demonstrate his might--he wants to have a closer relationship with you.
Remarkable True Stories of Miraculous Answers to Prayer Many people pray, but some don't really believe that God is listening. Answers to prayer can be so small and ordinary that they go unnoticed. But every so often we are powerfully reminded that God does indeed hear and answer prayer. What begins with simple faith and a basic prayer from an average Christian ends with an astounding gift from our loving heavenly Father. In this new collection, ordinary people recount miraculous answers to prayer--things that could only happen with God's supernatural intervention, such as unexplainable healings and amazing protection in life-threating situations. This book will inspire you to believe that God can answer even your most seemingly impossible prayers, fulfilling your deepest needs and biggest dreams.