title: Who Told the Earth How it Should Be?
author: Karen H
category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 2.26.2021 • author id: HoKaWh2321
word count: 553Content
“Who Told the Earth How it Should Be?” is a children’s picture book for ages 2-5 years.About the Author
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title: Secrets from the Parable of the Sower
author: Matthew M
category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 2.26.2021 • author id: MuMaSe2121
word count: 20000Content
Jesus exhorts us to study the parable of the Sower in Mark 4, “If you can’t understand the meaning of this parable, how will you understand all the other parables?” True seed is the Gospel. We find this theme all through the Bible. The substance of the soil, on the other hand, doesn't seem evident. However, the Bible describes the singular attitude of those with prepared hearts as often and clearly as it does the Gospel. You just need to know what to look for. When we understand who good soil represents, answers to many questions become clear. What is maturity? How do we mature? How do we effectively pray for ourselves and others? What do we look for in Christian fellowship? What is worship? What is good fruit? How do we endure temptations while seeds in bad soil can not? How were the first temptations designed to directly oppose a prepared heart? How do many Christian leaders pander to seeds in rocky and weedy soil? Why do so many fall away or become fruitless? The answers to these questions and more come alive once we define good soil.About the Author
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title: House of Honor - The Heist of Caravaggio's Nativity
author: Margaret P
category: fiction • subcategory: historical • date submitted: 2.20.2021 • author id: PhMaHo1821
word count: 85500Content
Caravaggio’s stolen Nativity painting forms the backdrop in this tale of three sons connected across the years by a masterpiece painting. The devoted son of a Sicilian Mafia family, the prodigal son of an Italian construction magnate, and the fatherless painter Caravaggio each wrestle with family honor and loyalty to their respective fathers when the dark side of the fine art world reveals their true character. The still to be solved real life heist of Caravaggio’s Nativity painting in 1969 invites the reader into the mysterious realm of intrigue where the mafia, the Church and the artist meet.About the Author
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title: The Window in the Wall
author: Robert W
category: fiction • subcategory: mystery • date submitted: 2.20.2021 • author id: WeRoTh3521
word count: 73496Content
Ten years ago, A. D. Cannon vowed he would never ride a horse again, never drink again, and never return to Shady Oaks Acres. Then, prompted by an email from an old girlfriend, and with time running out, he must solve a murder, deal with a dangerous adversary, and finally confront his past. So, in the next seven days, Cannon will break two of those vows. Never say never.About the Author
Bob Weathers holds a Ph.D., is a pastor and professor, and has written extensively for Christian publications. This includes dozens of articles, columns, and essays published in journals, newspapers, and magazines; two chapters in books; and two Bible studies published in the Explore the Bible curriculum for LifeWay Christian Resources. In addition, Bob writes a blog aimed at a lay Christian audience at the domain www.bobweathers.net, where he applies a biblical worldview to topics in the news, topics related to Christian living, and matters related to ministry and leadership. With nearly three decades of writing and teaching, he has developed network of friends in ministry throughout the US and even in the UK.
title: A Cause Most Splendid: The Battle for the Bible
author: Mark Alan L
category: fiction • subcategory: historical • date submitted: 2.20.2021 • author id: LeMaA 3221
word count: 91000Content
If history teaches anything it is that religious freedom isn’t always free and some men and women must risk all to preserve it. The year is 1777: “Yours is a cause most splendid, most noble,” Robert Aitken is told. Despite the threat of prison or the hangman’s noose if caught, Aitken is determined to print much-needed Bibles for American colonial troops, churches and families. The Royal Family alone has publishing rights to God’s Word, the British say, and any printing of the King James Bible is not only illegal but a personal slap-in-the-face to the Sovereign. Aitken’s reply: “My King is the King of kings. To Him only will I answer.” And so history is made.About the Author
title: Disastrous Preaching: Preaching In A Natural Disaster
author: Jeff S
category: nonfiction • subcategory: churchissues • date submitted: 2.20.2021 • author id: StJeDi3121
word count: 37427Content
Hurricanes and typhoons. Earthquakes and tsunamis. Floods and wildfires. Avalanches and volcano eruptions. Droughts and famines. What is common to each of these? That one may be coming to a church near you! Disastrous Preaching: Preaching in a Natural Environmental Disaster is based on the qualitative research of the experiences of pastors (including the author) who served and preached in the aftermath of a natural environmental disaster in their locale. The research is augmented by information from global disaster and environmental trauma experts. This book will inform and equip local pastors and preachers to be better able to faithfully preach to the needs of people in the aftermath of a natural environmental disaster.About the Author
Dr. Jeff Stanfill has over 35 years pastoral and denominational leadership experience. For the last 23 years he has pastored Covenant Church in the Baton Rouge, LA area. He has served as adjunct faculty, a conference speaker, and a chapel and classroom guest, and has also been a presenter for the Evangelical Homiletics Society. He has presented the subject of preaching and ministering in a disaster in both live and online settings. When the notion strikes, he blogs at JeffStanfill.com. The audience for this book is preachers, pastors of local congregations and communities who have experienced or recognize the potential of a natural environmental disaster occurring near them, and homiletics professors equipping students to preach in varying contexts.
title: Unlearning: Your permission to think the backwards way
author: Paul B
category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 2.17.2021 • author id: BaPaUn35820
word count: 40000Content
How to Ride A Backward Bike Give yourself permission to think differently! What if what you believed to be true was based on wrong foundational thought? Is it possible to truly grow as a person if all you ever do is add knowledge upon knowledge? Even as a person of faith, Pastor, or Christian leader! One of the great challenges Jesus faced was to teach communities steeped in historical tradition a new way of thinking, helping them unlearn deeply entrenched views forged by generations of tradition, religion and culture. Drawing on biblical principles and the experience of learning to ride a backward bike, thought-leadership expert Paul Bartlett will explain how God transforms our thinking. This profound thought of 'unlearning' will equip you to embark upon a significant journey that will help change the direction of your life for the better, whether it is in your personal relationships, vocation, faith or leadership. Paul Bartlett has spent over thirty years as a leader in faith organisations, serving his community and the author of the widely sold book Thank God It's Monday which is transforming how individuals and churches around the globe engage with their communities.About the Author
title: Homeless Shelter
author: Donna G
category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 2.15.2021 • author id: GoDoHo2921
word count: 2169Content
What happens when Squirt, the littlest squirrel in the forest, sees shiny black eyes staring back at him from beneath a snowy blowdown? Is it friend or foe? When he tries to tell his parents back at the nest, they don't have time to listen because everyone is getting ready for the big Christmas Gathering in the forest. And then, on Christmas Eve, Squirt vanishes! All the forest animals search for Squirt - but will they find him? What has happened at the blowdown? And how does all of this show them the real meaning of Christmas?About the Author
Since 2010, Donna Goeddaeus has been a full-time contributing writer and main illustrator of children's stories for All About Learning Press,the premier publisher of reading and spelling curriculum for the homeschool market. The company markets their products worldwide with a vigorous social media program. Homeless Shelter is a story meant to be read to young children as an annual family Christmas tradition. (Currently there are five stories in the series.)
title: The Triumph of the Redeemed
author: Jonathan B
category: nonfiction • subcategory: theology • date submitted: 2.15.2021 • author id: BrJoTh2621
word count: 62000Content
We live in perilous times. The lawlessness and violence of our world adds to anxieties already elevated by COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions. Where do we find reassurance amid the barrage of bad news that we encounter each day that deepens existing fears as the result of relationship struggles and finances? The answer remains the same as it has been for the past two thousand years: it’s the Gospel! Unfortunately, many pastors and teachers today divorce the specifics of biblical prophecy from the proclamation of the Gospel. Vague illusions to eternal life do little to inspire those in the pews or provide comfort for the stress of the coming week. The Triumph of the Redeemed fills this gap by demonstrating how a two-world perspective (see Rom. 8:18, 2 Cor. 4:17-18), based on the solid foundation of premillennialism and the pretribulation Rapture, enables believers to find relief through the biblical specifics of their hope. After describing and demonstrating the importance of such an outlook based on Scripture and my personal experience, I take the reader through a comprehensive scriptural support of the why behind this eternal perspective. The concluding five chapters of the book display the triumph that lies ahead for the redeemed because of their union with Jesus that starts with the Rapture and the receipt of immortal bodies.About the Author
Jonathan Brentner holds a BA in Biblical studies from John Brown University as well as an MDiv degree from Talbot Theological Seminary. He served as a senior pastor for several years before pursuing an MBA degree and a career as a Senior Financial Analyst. Although retired, he maintains a blog that during 2020 received 126,000 visitors and about 20,000 visits so far in January. His newsletter currently has 3,500 subscribers and is rapidly growing. He submits about 45 articles a year to the Rapture Ready website where they receive an average of 5,000 clicks. Terry James has said he will promote the book on Rapture Ready once published. Jan Markell regularly puts Jonathan’s blog posts on her website and has told him that she intends to interview him on her radio show that’s heard on 900 stations. I believe she will be interested in hearing more about The Triumph of the Redeemed and will possibly do a show on it once it is published. Jonathan recently wrote a chapter for the book Lawless, edited by Terry James. His submission on how a creationist looks at the climate alarm of our day received high praise from Dr. David R. Reagan, who said it was "excellent."
title: No Natives Allowed
author: Jennifer M
category: nonfiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 2.14.2021 • author id: McJeNo2221
word count: 999Content
No Natives Allowed, a picture book biography, is the story of Elizabeth Peratrovich, whose role in the passage of Alaska's Anti-Discrimination Act in 1945 is celebrated by Alaskans on Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, February 16. Born to the Raven Clan of the Tlingit Nation in 1911, Elizabeth experienced discrimination first-hand. As a child, it wasn't unusual for her to encounter signs reading, "No Dogs. No Natives" or "We Cater to Whites Only." As a young mother determined to shield her children from similar injustices, she and her husband, Roy, decided to speak out and work with peaceful but forceful activism against Alaska's rampant inequality. In 1943, Elizabeth joined forces with Governor Ernest Gruening to pen the Anti-Discrimination Act, which would make it illegal to bar Alaska Native people from public spaces. Elizabeth's fame, in part, stems from her compelling testimony before the Alaska Legislature, in which she slyly co-opted her opponents' words: "I would not have expected that I, barely out of savagery, would have to remind gentlemen with five thousand years of recorded civilization behind them, of our Bill of Rights." Alaska's Anti-Discrimination Act finally passed in 1945, decades before the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Elizabeth’s Christian faith guided her peaceful activism of reasoning with people and touching their hearts. No Natives Allowed is a timely story in today’s social justice atmosphere and resonates well with Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. I have communicated extensively with Roy Peratrovich Jr., the one living child of Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich. He vetted my story and supplied photos and information about his family, the values taught Elizabeth by her parents, experiences that were common during her upbringing, and conversations and activities that were typical of her childhood and adult life.About the Author
Jennifer McKerley has taught children of all ages for many years and is an award-winning writer. Random House published her first children’s book, Man O’War: Best Racehorse Ever, as well as Amazing Armadillos, which Bank Street College of Education named as one of the best children’s books of 2010. Amazing Armadillos was also the 2010 winner for Young Readers Book in the New Mexico Book Awards. Jennifer is the author of five nonfiction titles published by Thomson Gale and of two fiction titles published by Picture Window Books. Her new fiction titles, Lone Star the Lawman, No Green Things, and Blue Ribbons will be released by Heinemann. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Therapy. Visit her at www.jennifermckerley.com.
title: Restoring Uncorrupted Shame to Christians and Churches
author: Edmund N
category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 2.8.2021 • author id: NgEdRe1221
word count: 60000Content
In our times, more Christians are falling into sin and we have been witnessing a number of our highly-respected Christian leaders being tempted into moral failings. The Bible says that in the last days, “sin will be rampant everywhere” (Matt 24:12, NLT). Undergirding this surge of sinfulness is a subtle, emotional mega trend in which people are getting increasingly more shameful and yet more shameless at the same time. This silent rise in the level of both shamefulness and shamelessness in our societies is indeed making our world more corrupt, chaotic and wicked, and it is impacting Christians as well as our churches. Notwithstanding, God originally created us with natural and healthy shame to safeguard our spiritual and moral condition but shame was corrupted by sin at the Fall. Hence Jesus came to die for both our sin and shame. Having been forgiven of our sins, Christians must now learn to appropriate on a daily basis Jesus’ victory over our corrupted shame to sensitize us to our natural and uncorrupted shame to help deter us from further sinning and churches must learn the ways Paul used healthy shame to inculcate Christian identity and ethos.About the Author
title: What if Jesus Wrote Sci-Fi?
author: Richard N
category: fiction • subcategory: biblical • date submitted: 2.8.2021 • author id: NeRiWh1021
word count: 30000Content
What if Jesus wrote Sci-Fi is a book of ten stand-alone parables. It transports you to kingdoms at war, a spaceship in crisis, and a crazy skydiving guru, all while teaching Biblical lessons. It is complete at approximately 30,000 words including scriptures and study questions, and perfect for a weekly bible study. The parables will entertain readers while presenting challenging questions. Do you just read the map or also walk the territory? Can the King find enough willing soldiers in time to save his city? Is cashing a free check work or belief? The Map and the territory, the first parable, enters a world where a country reveres the founders' brilliantly detailed map. The map shows the continent's vast territory and urges all citizens to cross the river and experience this beautiful land, though few do. Only a select group still travel into the wild territory while the rest merely learn about the map. The parable presents the balance of understanding the bible, the map, and living it out in real life, the territory. The following nine parables each explore another area of the map and territory in a fun story. The stories are modern, fun, and sometimes set in other worlds. They are meant to appeal to a wide range of readers, teachers, and disciples and to challenge their Christian faith.About the Author
title: God Speak: Eternity, Time, and the Acts and Knowledge of God
author: Robert P
category: nonfiction • subcategory: theology • date submitted: 2.1.2021 • author id: PiRoGo421
word count: 73000Content
A fresh approach to the always contested issue of determinism versus human freedom, based on God’s works in time and space. The immutable God created this changing world as the very arena in which he chooses to act and reveal himself. Both the Biblical narrative and man-made theology speak of God in terms both equivocal and univocal. Scholastic theology focuses primarily on a priori constructs about God’s eternal attributes, plan, and knowledge. A better theology should define God’s eternal decrees and foreknowledge in light of his acts in the world. The Biblical account of God’s acts, like pronouncements of judgment and offers of grace, are primary. God in eternity is best understood in light of the revelation of his acts in time. The undefinable “intersection” between eternity and time, demonstrated in creation and incarnation, means that foreknowledge depends on real, contingent events in time, not vice-versa. Ultimately, then, arguments against freedom based on foreknowledge are circular and fallacious. An exegetical treatment of many Biblical passages supports these implications.About the Author
title: True Confessions of a Middle School Video Game Addict
author: Bonnie N
category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 2.1.2021 • author id: NoBoTr221
word count: 11000Content
Zeb’s fifth-grade existence of secret video game playing is in danger of becoming exposed with every passing day. He’s obsessed with his video games and he’ll do anything he can to hide his secret life. When the inevitable happens, Zeb is forced to figure out how to reprogram his life with the help of his parents who have struggles of their own. Will they find their way back to God, and to a life of purpose? This short journal, written in the first person, is one of a series of “True Confessions” books for middle school students. These books are aimed at kids who have not yet been introduced to a life of faith, or kids of faith who need to read about life from other children’s lived experiences. Other titles include: True Confessions of a Runaway Foster Kid, True Confessions of a Middle School Bully, True Confessions of a Home-Schooled Kid in Public School, and True Confessions of a Kid in Missions.About the Author
title: Ask the Beasts
author: Lori C
category: fiction • subcategory: youngadult • date submitted: 2.1.2021 • author id: CaLoAs021
word count: 80000Content
The Medieval legend of St. George and the Dragon is mostly nonsense. Sister Donwenna should know—she was there. Once 14, and known as Maud, she secretly raises the legendary dragon, Ellie, from an egg and knows that she’s actually sweet as a quince tart. Her cousin Alice, is no helpless princess either, but runs an entire manor and steals her father’s sheep to help the poor, and blames it on a werewolf. Maud must fight against the hero, George, whose first mission is to change Maud’s grateful happy vision of God to match his own dour one, believing he must kill a beast to fulfill a prophesy and save Maud’s soul. Maud isn’t sure if her problems start with her complete failure at lady lessons, the crush she has on a knight who probably is in love with her much fairer cousin, or the animal sorcery rumors that follow her. But when her arch-enemy, the squire Garstyn, discovers her secret dragon, she must sacrifice the life she has learned to love, for the dragon, and finally, for the cousin she has learned to love even more.About the Author
title: Broken for You
author: April Star N
category: fiction • subcategory: biblical • date submitted: 1.27.2021 • author id: NeApBr921
word count: 33800Content
Broken for You is based on truth with elements of fiction. What happened to Jesus during the hours that He was being crucified? Most likely you have heard about the jeering crowd, the beatings, and the nails driven into His hands and feet. You have probably heard about the spear piercing His side, and the way He cried out to His Father. Now come and see how He became sin for us. Physical pain was just the beginning of His suffering. Being without sin, He took the sins of all mankind onto Himself and suffered the consequences of our rebellion against God. Can you imagine what it was like to be covered in the sins of the world? On the cross was pain, shame, guilt, and separation from God. Knowing fully the brokenness and wickedness of mankind, Jesus humbled Himself to pick up our cross, hang in our place, and experience our brokenness. Jesus knows where you are in life, and He understands your suffering because He was there with you when He was nailed to the cross on that hill called Golgotha. This is the story of how Jesus was broken for you, and how only He can make you whole.About the Author
April Star Newton Cartwright holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and is pursuing a Master of Divinity. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the Social Work honor society, and the Sociology Honor society. She is also an active member of Inglewood Baptist Church. Her published works are limited to poetry published in Tetrahedra from Nashville State Community College. Star was born in Binghamton, New York. She spent many years traveling, but has made her home in Nashville, Tennessee. She is married and has two children.
title: Faith and Drama
author: Tamara D L
category: fiction • subcategory: biblical • date submitted: 1.4.2021 • author id: LaTaFa34320
word count: 30000Content
Faith and Drama contains twenty-seven short plays and seven dramatic readings that were originally performed as part of a Christian theater ministry in the Middle East. The actors are young people in their twenties and thirties. They, like most of the audience, are second-generation believers. They did not have the option growing up of attending Sunday school and summer camp, as they are minority believers in a country that is 99.2 percent Muslim. So even though these are short plays, they are written to have an impact. Every piece is Scripture based. The goal is to entertain, but more importantly to teach, convict, and change behavior. As citizens of the Kingdom of God our response to day-to-day circumstances should not be informed strictly by family, culture, or national identity, but on who we are in Christ. Most of the plays are two to six minutes in length so they can fit into larger events such as church services, youth meetings, summer camps, retreats, conferences, and special events.About the Author
Montana Lattin spent twenty years in New York City working in professional theater as an actor, writer, and director. Eighteen years ago she moved to Istanbul, Turkey, and became project coordinator of a theater ministry. Since then she has been writing and producing plays with local youth while training them in the art of theater. The plays have been performed in venues across the country.
title: Iras of the Empire
author: Lynne B
category: fiction • subcategory: biblical • date submitted: 12.28.2020 • author id: BeLyIr33220
word count: 66618Content
The novel IRAS OF THE EMPIRE tells the story of one woman’s quest for the source of power and peace in a dangerous world. A servant enjoys privilege in the household of Pontius Pilate, but the villas and palaces of Caesarea, Jerusalem, and Jericho are no refuge from the casual brutality of the empire and the capricious dance of power between the spirits and the priesthood, the prophet and the king. Entangled in tragedy, secrets, and murder, Iras yearns for true power and strikes out to find its source. She seeks the remnant of her family in Meroe, the Nubian capital rivalled only by Alexandria in its splendor; there she discovers her father’s mother, a pantheon of goddesses and queens, love, leprosy, and betrayal. In time, Iras marries a successful silversmith in Ephesus, but the peaceful life she finally built is imperiled by a new religion catching fire. Is it salvation or a threat to her marriage, her wealth, and the goddess she serves? Iras’s past collides with her future, and she faces a life-altering decision as the tension between the silversmiths and the defenders of the one true God erupts into the riot at Ephesus.About the Author
Lynne Bergero is a health care professional living in Chicago, Illinois. She writes poetry, stories, and essays exploring themes of love, spirit, nature, history, current events, and social justice. She has published pieces in local newsletters and journals, and is a member of the Chicago Writer’s Association. IRAS OF THE EMPIRE is her first novel; it would appeal to lovers of historical fiction, Christian literature, magical realism, and multi-cultural worlds.
title: Daughters of Disaster: What Christianity's Wisest Women Teach Us About Thriving in Troubled Times
author: Sean B
category: nonfiction • subcategory: biography • date submitted: 12.15.2020 • author id: BeSeDa31820
word count: 33000Content
What do a struggling mom, an unsatisfied nun, a misunderstood teenager, and a homeless former slave all have in common? Each of them, in the midst of great disasters, changed history. From Michigan to Mozambique, travel across time and history to learn key life lessons from Christianity’s wisest women. From civil rights champion Sojourner Truth to Susanna Wesley, the “Mother of Methodism,” glean perspective and practical insights about living a life of faith and influence regardless of circumstances. These women faced seemingly insurmountable challenges both personally and in society, but still made an enduring impact. Follow the journeys of the prophet Deborah, the Virgin Mary, Catherine of Siena, Susanna Wesley, Sojourner Truth, St. Therese of Lisieux, Mother Teresa, and Dr. Heidi Baker as they deal with pandemics, debt, genocide, foreign invasion, houses burning down, boredom, cyclones, and much more. Whether you are a struggling single mom or a national leader, these women will encourage you to live a life of faith, hope, and transformation.About the Author
title: Love's Narrative: Fictional Stories Based on a True Life
author: Sage C
category: fiction • subcategory: biblical • date submitted: 12.13.2020 • author id: CoSaLo31820
word count: 63864Content
A collection of fictional short stories reflecting particular moments of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation from a new, original and unique perspective; creating one master thread showcasing God’s love and plan for His children (i.e. the story of Cain and Abel, is told through the perspective of Eve). Love's Narrative provides these unique angles:
- Presents three themes in every story: God’s breath, God’s plan, and His children asking “Why me?”
- Shows how prevalent each theme is from Genesis to Revelation.
- Focuses on unique perspectives of the Biblical stories. For example, Job is told through a conversation between God and Satan.
- Presents compelling biblical reasons why keeping one’s faith and trust in God is so difficult through pain.
- Presents how God’s plan and love triumphs over any pain one may feel in life.
- Demonstrates how closely the Old Testament and New Testament are connected.
- Answers the ever long question of “why me?" "Why do I have to feel pain?" "Why isn’t God helping me?" "Why is God allowing this?" "Why do I not feel God’s love?"About the Author
Sage Costanzo (pen name Sage C. McCullough) is a playwright, comedy blogger, and producer/director. Her plays have been produced throughout the DC metro area. Sage has had 10 successful play productions. She has found critical recognition from sources like The Washington Post and Northern VA Magazine. In 2003, she founded the nonprofit theatre, The Starving Artist Theatre (the theatre closed in 2011). Presently, Sage works as a contracted Teaching Artist for the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. In January 2019, Sage launched the marriage comedy blog, “Husband and Wife.” The weekly blog earns praises for its fun and engaging characters, as they hilariously make fun of the stereotypes of marriage. This is Sage’s first novel. Further information and blog can be found at www.thedoyenne.net.
Sage Costanzo lives in Northern VA with her husband, Brandon, and two children. Sage has grown up in the church, and currently attends Mclean Bible Church for last 22 years. The church is under the leadership of both Lon Solomon and David Platt, both published authors.
title: Feeling It
author: Brad S
category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritual growth • date submitted: 12.13.2020 • author id: StBrFe31820
word count: 65000Content
So many of us know what it feels like not to "feel it." We know what we should feel. We know what a child of God is supposed to love and hate, what is supposed to make them excited or sad. But these feelings aren't there. We wonder, where is the power to change? Where is the joy? Where is the passion? And in the meantime, we just go through the motions. This book explores what has been to me the most joy-creating, life-liberating truth in the battle to feel it again in my life, and the life of my friends. It is an exploration of what it means to be created in the image of God. It looks at how we were created to live, day to day, in an intimate relationship with our heavenly Dad. The aim of this book is to provoke thought, to encourage, and to challenge so that we can again live Feeling It.About the Author
I graduated from Moody Bible institute with a BA in systematic theology in 2005 and served in Costa Rica and central Mexico from 2006 to 2016 as a missionary with my wife and seven kids. I've served in the Alaskan interior as a pastor/missionary since 2017. I've written articles for the missions magazine of Christian Missions in Many Lands. I regularly speak at missions conferences and churches throughout the United States and Mexico, and have self-published the book I am bringing before you now.
title: Deep Discipleship - Outer and Inner Transformation: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide
author: Stephen L
category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 12.11.2020 • author id: LiStDe31620
word count: 70000Content
Rick Warren observes, “One of the greatest problems in churches today is the perpetual immaturity of members.” Barna concludes, “Stunningly few churches have a church of disciples.” Unfortunately, weak discipleship thwarts Christian growth and mission. We need to develop strong, mature, and fruitful disciples through deep, whole-life discipleship. We accomplish this by using effective means and motivation, and by overcoming serious hindrances to it. This book provides fresh and essential insights for effective discipleship: ● Develop a concise and comprehensive understanding of the means, motivation, and goals that believers need to become and make disciples. ● Pursue inner transformation—of worldview, ultimate love, and character—along with outer change in beliefs and behavior. ● Pursue whole-life discipleship instead of focusing only on selected areas. ● Use two ignored but vital means—growing through ten circumstances of life and connecting spiritual with personal growth. In addition, we need to enhance traditional means. ● Use six sources of motivation—too often an inadequate factor. ● Expose & overcome four major hindrances: inherent difficulties, personal issues, cultural seductions, and subtle misbeliefs and micro-practices that misdirect us.About the Author
author: G. Walter B
category: fiction • subcategory: general • date submitted: 12.10.2020 • author id: BuG.Gi31520
word count: 70000Content
Sarah is a sophomore with drive and a raw talent for running, but her small K-12 school lacks the resources to help her develop it. Her father, Ben, is a widower devoted to both his daughter and his students at Montevallo Christian Academy but still privately struggling with the loss of his wife almost four years ago. Amber is a personal trainer six years removed from an elite and injury-plagued college track career, but she refuses to give up on her dream of reaching the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. As the three are drawn together by a track season, the Lord weaves their lives together in profound and unexpected ways, leaving them each uniquely...gifted.About the Author
G. Walter Bush recently retired from a 32-year career teaching English at the high school and college levels. He holds two degrees, a B.A. in English from Westmont College, where he was recognized as the English Student of the Year, and an M.A. in Literature in English from the University of California, Irvine. His self-published literary analyses of NBC's TV series "Chuck," entitled Unpacking 'Chuck' and Unpacking 'Chuck' 2.0, often ranked in the top ten of Amazon's TV: Guides and Reviews in the years following their publication and still periodically rank in the top 25 six years later. They have been read in at least 28 countries to date, as verified by his 3,000 Twitter folowers. He is the father of two former high school runners, one of whom placed at the California State Championships and currently competes for a NCAA Division I university.
title: Hunting Truth
author: Chris H
category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritual growth • date submitted: 12.9.2020 • author id: HaChHu31320
word count: 72000Content
Imagine finding joy unspeakable through a simple hunt in the mountains. It is a beautiful crisp late October morning. With shotgun in hand, Chris and his young Brittany bird dog, Maddie, head into the mountains. Maddie’s excitement boils over as grouse season has finally begun after a long dry summer. The beauty of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and the vibrant autumn leaves teach us that there is an almighty God who created all things, therefore we are accountable to Him. As we search the mind of our creator we see that he is a loving God who desires for all mankind to be saved--and has provided a way. While hunting truth we find that personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As that relationship grows we learn His plan and His purpose through nature and through the experiences along the way. These help us grow as Christians, and by knowing His will for our lives we can find that unspeakable joy.About the Author
Chris Harman is a third generation bird hunter and a 20-year Bible teacher. Chris likes to use his beloved bird dogs and experiences to teach the simple truths of God’s Word to outdoorsmen that they might be saved and better serve the Lord. Chris is also a businessman of 30 years and plans to use his years of experience of management and marketing to bring the gospel to the outdoorsmen, glorifying God.
title: Who Told You That?
author: Laurie N
category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 12.4.2020 • author id: NeLaWh31220
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“Who told you that?” That was God’s question to Adam and Eve, and it is his question for the reader. Life experiences may leave us believing we are a failure, unlovable, stupid, or worthless. God asked us, “Who told you that?” This answer to that question has the power to change our lives. Was it a parent, teacher, ex-spouse, coworker? Certainly it was not God. This book invites us to examine what misbeliefs may be holding us back from a life of peace and joy in Christ. Through personal stories and examples, this book offers practical ways to recognize the lies of the world and battle them with the truth of God. The reader becomes familiar with Satan’s weapons of deceit and learns how to combat them. After each chapter, a three-step process called, “The Lie Detector,” explores misbeliefs, argues against them, and replaces them with the truth, paving the way for the Fruit of the Spirit to manifest itself in one’s life. It is not people, circumstances, or material possessions that determine happiness; rather it is what we believe about such things that matters.About the Author