Different Drummers is a true story from 1965 which follows a hyperactive fireball named Lyle and his best friend David, who's in a wheelchair with muscular dystrophy, as they test their grade school principal, the laws of gravity, and believe it or not, even the existence of ...God. When David accurately predicts the death of their fourth-grade teacher and attributes it to a Divine Message, Lyle feels compelled to challenge David's claim.
Using memorized quotes from the Jack LaLanne show, he devises a plan to get David out of his wheelchair and running again, thinking it would prove, once and for all, whether or not God is real. Oblivious to the concept of common sense, Lyle begins to twist the rules, pushing the ... more
Louise Troh--fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first man ever to die of Ebola in America--breaks her silence about her experience in this deeply moving memoir, chronicling the decade-long love story that starts in Liberia and ends in an isolation ward in Dallas, Texas.
Easier To Read and Highly Portable This NIV Larger Print Bible has the best of all worlds - a highly portable size, a larger, very readable, 10 point type that makes for comfortable reading without straining, and the #1 selling New International Version (NIV) translation. It is sure to become a favorite ministry Bible for prison, street and homeless ministry, and nursing home outreaches. Ideal for a child who?'s beginning to read, an elderly loved one, or anyone who appreciates a larger text size than most Outreach Bibles, in a two column per page format.Includes: Introductions to each Book of the Bible Limited Old Testament and New Testament maps An extended Table of Contents (Mapping the Story) that helps put the vario ... more
Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, a simple, uneducated, young Polish nun receives a special call. Jesus tells her "I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. I do not want to punish mankind, but I desire the heal it, pressing it to My merciful heart." Jesus also tells her to record His message of mercy in a diary: "You are the secretary of My mercy. I have chosen you for that office in this and the next life." These words of Jes us are found in the Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, which chronicles Sr. Faustina's great experience of Divine Mercy in her soul and her mission to share that mercy with the world. In the Diary this woman mystic's childlike trust, simplicity, and intimacy wi ... more
In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, former devout Muslim Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with the friendships, investigations, and dreams and visions he encountered along the way. Many Westerners are confused about Islam, somewhat fearful of Muslims, or simply uninformed about the relationship between the Islamic and Christian faiths.
In turn, many Muslims are hindered by cultural, intellectual, and theological barriers from understanding, or even rightly hearing, the gospel of Jesus Christ. Throughout his story Qureshi provides a compassionate yet powerful apologetic for Christianity over Islam, with an emphasis on relationships and love.
Seventeen-year-old Sadie Robertson--star of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" and daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson--shares her outlook on life as she opens up about herself and the values that make her family what it is.
Sadie Robertson represents everything that a well-adjusted teenager should be, even while growing up in the spotlight on "Duck Dynasty." She exhibits poise, respect for her family and friends, and a faith that influences her choices. Everyone wants to know how a family as eclectic as the Robertsons are raising such confident, fun, family-loving kids. With this book, Sadie sheds light on the values instilled by her family that make her the person she is.
Sadie lives by a simple list of principles ... more
In 1981, a simple nun, using merely her entrepreneurial instincts and $200, launched what would become the world's largest religious media empire in the garage of a Birmingham, Alabama, monastery. Under her guidance, the Eternal Word Television Network grew at a staggering pace, both in viewership and in influence, to where it now reaches over a hundred million viewers in hundreds of countries around the globe. Raymond Arroyo combines his journalist's objectivity and eye for detail with more than five years of exclusive interviews with Mother Angelica. He traces Mother Angelica's tortured rise to success and exposes for the first time the fierce opposition she faced, both outside and inside of her church.
"If I ever become a Saint-I will surely be one of "darkness." I will continually be absent from Heaven-to lit the light of those in darkness on earth ."@lt;br@gt;-Mother Teresa of Calcutta@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion to people of all religions; her extraordinary contributions to the care of the sick, the dying, and thousands of others nobody else was prepared to look after has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world. Little is known, however, about her own spiritual heights or her struggles. This collection of letters she wrote to her spiritual advisors over decades, almost all of which have never been made publ ... more
What would cause an eighteen-year-old old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother's heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because the rest of them think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person but didn't know any of the language? A passion to make a difference. Katie Davis left over Christmas break her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved, so broken by the people and the children of Uganda that she knew her calling was to r ... more
Former University of Alabama football player Taylor Morton documents his journey through the mountains of pain in his life--from dealing with the death of his brother, to being diagnosed with cancer, to being forced to walk away from football--and the hope that helped him carry the sorrows that he could not understand. Though pain in this life is inevitable, it's real and it hurts; and therefore, it must be handled delicately. One of the most inspirational college football stories in the sporting world today, "IT'S ONLY PAIN" will help you find hope, joy, and the strength to live with purpose, no matter what unfolds in life.
In his eagerly anticipated follow-up to the enormously successful "Seven Men," "New York Times" best-selling author Eric Metaxas gives us seven captivating portraits of some of history's greatest women, each of whom changed the course of history by following God's call upon their lives--"as women."
Each of the world-changing figures who stride across these pages--Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks--is an exemplary model of true womanhood. Teenaged Joan of Arc followed God's call and liberated her country, dying a heroic martyr's death. Susanna Wesley had nineteen children and gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-w ... more
This riveting true story of courage, strength, and football at the height of racial tension in Birmingham, Alabama, inspired the motion picture "Woodlawn," and tells the story of Coach Tandy Gerelds, his running back Tony Nathan, and a high school football game that healed a city. "Woodlawn "is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jon Voight, Nic Bishop, and C. Thomas Howell. In the midst of violent, impassioned racial tensions in Birmingham, Alabama, new football coach, Tandy Gerelds, was struggling to create a winning football team at Woodlawn High School--one of the last schools in Birmingham to integrate. The team he was handed did not have the caliber of players he needed to win--until he saw Tony Nath ... more
This is the mass market edition of the popular book by Dr. Ben Carson whose inspiring story tells of a frustrated inner-city kid whose faith in God helped him become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
Corrie ten Boom stood naked with her older sister Betsie, watching a concentration camp matron beating a prisoner. "Oh, the poor woman, " Corrie cried. "Yes. May God forgive her, " Betsie replied. And, once again, Corrie realized that it was for the souls of the brutal Nazi guards that her sister prayed.
Both women had been sent to the camp for helping the Jews. Christ's spirit and words were their guide; it was His persecuted people they tried to save -- at the risk of their own lives; it was His strengt that sustained them through times of profound horror.
Here is a book aglow with the glory of God and the courage of a quiet Christian spinster whose life was transformed by it. A story of Christ's message and the c ... more
A powerful story of the athleticism and strong faith of Albert Pujols, one of the all-time greatest baseball players.
It is for good reason that Albert Pujols routinely tops the list of the greatest players in modern Major League Baseball. Even before turning thirty, Pujols has accrued batting totals that most players only dream of gaining over the course of an entire career.
Among all Major Leaguers who ever played the game, Pujols already ranks in the top twenty in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, and adjusted on-base plus slugging. In simple terms, he is one of the greatest offensive players to in baseball history.
Pujols hit 201 home runs in his first five seasons, placing him in ... more
This is a fascinating and powerful autobiographical interview of one of the most prominent and outspoken Cardinals appointed by Pope Francis. The biography alone is inspirational. But Cardinal Sarah s commentary on Christian living in the modern world and his response to the controversial issues of the day including the upcoming ordinary Synod of Bishops are profound and invigorating.
Robert Sarah is the only son of a convert Catholic couple who lived in a remote village of Guinea, West Africa. Inspired by the zeal of the Spiritan missionary priests who made great sacrifices to bring the Faith to Africans in the most neglected regions, his parents became Catholics. Robert discerned a call to the priesthood and ente ... more
Ben Carson grew up in the inner cities of Boston and Detroit with his mother and brother. When his father deserted the family, Ben s mother worked several jobs to support her boys yet worked even harder to encourage them to get an education and follow their dreams. Ben s dreams nearly ended when his anger at being poor and the ridicule of a school mate caused him to snap; he lunged at the boy and cut him with a knife. That brush with attempted murder caused Carson to break down and ask God to turn him around. And turn him around he did. A poor student, Carson under the guidance of his mother and brother became the best student in his class, his school, and ultimately earned a scholarship to Yale. The next time he used ... more
In "Seven Men," "New York Times" best-selling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known--but not well understood--Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel.
Written in a beautiful and engaging style, "Seven Men" addresses what it means (or should mean) to be a man today, at a time when media and popular culture present images of masculinity that are not the picture presented in Scripture and historic civil life. What does it take to be a true exemplar as a father, brother, husband, leader, coach, counselor, change agent, and wise man? What does it mean to stand for honesty, courage, and charity, espe ... more
""After four years of hiding my faith from my family, I knew that it was time. I wrote with shaky hands, 'Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I refuse to deny him....' There was no turning back now. I had to get out of that house if I wanted to live. Was this worth risking everything for? Yes."" Rifqa Bary grew up in a devout Muslim home, obediently following her parents' orders to practice the rituals of Islam. But God was calling her to freedom and love. He was calling her to true faith. He was calling her to give up everything. Leaving Islam for Christianity cost her more than she imagined but gave more than she could have dreamed. "Hiding in the Light "is the story of Rifqa's remarkable spiritual jour ... more
From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Amazing Grace," a groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler.
A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism.
After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double-agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Fuhrer, and was hanged in Flossenberg concentration camp at age 39. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the 20th century.
Captured by a Russian army during World War II and convicted of being a "Vatican spy," Jesuit Father Walter J. Ciszek spent 23 agonizing years in Soviet prisons and the labor camps of Siberia. Only through an utter reliance on God's will did he manage to endure the extreme hardship. He tells of the courage he found in prayer--a courage that eased the loneliness, the pain, the frustration, the anguish, the fears, the despair. For, as Ciszek relates, the solace of spiritual contemplation gave him an inner serenity upon which he was able to draw amidst the "arrogance of evil" that surrounded him. Ciszek learns to accept the inhuman work in the infamous Siberian salt mines as a labor pleasing to God. And through that experic ... more
In her critically acclaimed "Leaving Church" ("a beautiful, absorbing memoir"--"The Dallas Morning News"), Barbara Brown Taylor wrote about her experience leaving full-time ministryto become a professor, a decision that stretched the boundaries of her faith. Now, in her stunning follow-up, "An Altar in the World," she shares how she learned to encounter God far beyond the walls of the church.
Taylor reveals meaningful ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see, from simple practices such as walking, working, and prayer. Something as ordinary as hanging clothes on a clothesline becomes an act of meditation if we pay attention to what we're doing and take time to notice the sights, smells, and so ... more