Our society is struggling with what Pope Benedict has called "profound crisis of faith that has affected many people."
In response, the Holy Father has called us all to a Year of Faith from October 2012 to November 2013.
We see the signs all around us: the demand for science to prove everything before we can believe it, the role of media and celebrities who deny the existence of God and denounce the role of the Church, and the ease in which we can all isolate God and faith into only one part of our life.
In a follow-up to his best-selling St. Paul Bible Study for Catholics during the year of St. Paul, Fr. Mitch Pacwa once again leads Catholics to a deeper understanding of Pope Benedict's call to action for the y ... more
A thought provoking 42-day devotional guide designed to assist you on your journey from fan to follower - to help you discover your role on Christ's team, your storyline in God's grand production, your post among the fighting ranks, and to personally know your coach, your captain, your director. The best followers know intimately the one they are following. Carry this with you to consult each morning, noon and night for the prompts, suggestions, thoughts, and encouragement during your Not a Fan experience.
It can be tempting, for couples who are engaged, to focus on planning their wedding day and ignore preparations for the lifetime commitment that begins after the cake is cut. Now, with this revised and updated edition of Preparing for Marriage from FamilyLife, couples can do both Created by one of America's leading marriage and family ministries, this dynamic program is designed to help Christian couples lay the foundation for a strong, lasting and biblical marriage. "Preparing for Marriage" includes eight sessions of fun, romantic study that will help couples identify areas for growth in their relationship and start them off on the right foot before they walk down the aisle. Couples will learn how to discern God's ... more
You know Ruth's story. Now meet her in person. And prepare to be changed.
Walk with Ruth as she travels from Moab to Bethlehem, certain of her calling, yet uncertain of her future. Hold Naomi's hand and watch love put the pieces of her broken life back together. And hang out with Boaz, their kinsman-redeemer, who blesses both women and honors God, big time.
With best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs by your side, you'll tarry in the corners of their ancient houses, listen to their conversations, and consider every word of every verse until you can say, "I totally get the book of Ruth. And I see what God is trying to teach me through this rags-to-riches redemption story - he has a plan for my life." Gi ... more
For over two decades, Through the Bible in One Year has brought thousands of believers greater insight into God's Word. Because it takes you completely through the Bible book by book, this highly acclaimed Bible study enables you to see the progressive, step-by-step revelation of God's Will, how it has become manifest over the centuries, and how it affects your life today.
Through the Bible in One Year tells you how each of the 66 books of the Bible came into being, how each is organized and its role in the Bible's story. It brings you unparalleled joy as you learn the major themes of all the books of both the Old and New Testaments. You'll thrill to learn the key verses, the central messages, and what God is saying ... more
Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addition - Sexual Addiction These words are about more than 'issues.' They're about people who sit as close to us as the next pew -- or our own. People struggling with problems that sermons or Bible studies alone won't solve. But there is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Christ. Celebrate Recovery fills a long-standing need in the church in its role as Christ's healing agent. Developed by John Baker and Rick Warren of the renowned Saddleback Church, this program's life-changing effectiveness has gained it an explosive, grass-roots popularity. Drawn from the Beatitudes, Celeb ... more
Growing in Christ has been developed to help new and growing believers to get a handle on the basics of Christian discipleship through careful study of God's Word. The two parts are also sold separately:
Lessons on Assurance - basic Bible studies on five beginning principles for following Christ, plus five corresponding Scripture memory verse cards titled Beginning with Christ.
Lessons on Christian Living - Bible studies on eight more principles for Christian growth, plus eight Scripture memory verse cards entitled Going on with Christ.
For use in groups or individually, Growing in Christ can help you establish a firm, scriptural foundation for your life a ... more
These 26 lessons on the Gospel of John are part of a popular line of Bible study guides which provides solid biblical context and raises thought-provoking issues in an easy-to-read format.
Sometimes our lives seem powerless. Not so for the people of the early church. Belief in God transformed their lives and they changed the world! John is the extraordinary record of the life of Christ. The power that we see in action in this book is the same power that can transform our lives.
Study John: The Way to True Life, and you will begin to understand find answers to lifes difficult questions!
LIFEGUIDE inductive studies offer a careful blend of Scriptural study and personal application - with flexible formats, extra ... more
Enjoy the expanded and updated editions of the best-selling "Lord" Bible Study Series from Kay Arthur. The "Lord" study series is an insightful, warm-hearted Bible study series designed to meet readers where they are--and help them discover God's answers to their deepest needs.
So much of our confusion and pain results because we don't know God -- who He really is, how He works in our lives.
But with Lord, I Want to Know You, that will all change. When you know God more fully by studying His names - Creator, Healer, Protector, Provider, and many others -- you'll gain power to stand strong. You'll find strength for times of trial, comfort for pain, provision for your soul's deepest needs. And your walk with God w ... more
Charles Colson called it "the best book on Christian leadership I've read." Discover why this timeless classic continues to equip tomorrow's ministers---and challenges today's shepherds---toward greater effectiveness! Revised and updated, Sanders's hard-hitting study explores the essential qualities of a godly leader---and offers sterling examples from Scripture and Christian history. Includes study guide.
In these pages, J. Oswald Sanders presents the key principles of leadership in both the temporal and spiritual realms, illustrating his points with examples from Scriptures and the biographies of emenent men of God.