Patricia St. John has written her own guide book to encourage you to get into God's ultimate guide book - his Word - the Bible. It comprises of 46 stories based on The Apostle's Creed.
Colleges and Universities do not offer courses or degrees in wisdom and Governments do not have departments of wisdom to guide the actions and decisions of presidents and government officials. Due to a lack of wisdom, Federal, State and Local governments have pushed many nations to the brink of moral and financial bankruptcy. A heavy dependence upon academia is not sufficient for them to make wise decisions. In our society many marriages fail and families suffer because they lack wisdom. Unwise financial decisions in our government and among individual citizens negatively affect many in our society. There are many pitfalls in society and living life is like walking through a minefield of life changing and difficult decisions. The Young Person's Guide to wisdom fills the void of wisdom that exists in academia, our families and our government. Wisdom is presented in the context of knowing God's will, being successful, being proactive in your education, finances, relationships, redemption and our understanding of God and his Word. It is an excellent resource for new Christians and Christian Parents and their children to build a wise foundation in Christ. It is a straight forward Biblical Guide to understanding the God of the Bible and God's instructions to us concerning Wisdom. Jeff Claiborne is a Christian author who has twenty years of experience in law enforcement. Jeff began writing about scripture after thirty five years of intensely studying the Bible. Jeff has dedicated his life to studying the scriptures and teaching others and has been married to his wife Marie for 26 years and is a grandparent having successfully raised three children.
This book is essentially a comprehensive survey of principles and criteria derived from the main sources of knowledge in Islam, the Qur'an and the way of Prophet, for the Muslim youth today. Covering topics from how to increase your knowledge of God to the ways to improve and increase the sense of worship, it attempts to help better understand reasoning behind Islamic rules and morality. In doing so, the book's purpose is to assist in developing an elementary level of Islamic wisdom for the young Muslims.
R. Douglas Wardrop believes that most books describing Christianity are filled with errors and are boring. This book is biblically accurate and is never boring! It uses strong graphics and colorful presentations combined with simple language. It is also fairly short and can be read through quickly. A Young Person's Guide to Christianity provides a fairly complete description of Christianity, and will appeal to young people from about seven years old to late teens. The book guides them on how to become born again Christians. Key Christianity beliefs are defined and important questions are answered in a way that is biblically accurate. The Greatness of God is described in two ways: 1) Using items such as a bowling ball, grass, sand, and a mustard seed, strong image ideas are given to show how vast God's creation is. 2) Using scientific information for distances within our solar system, the time taken for the fastest jet airliner and light to traverse these distances is shown (in a strong graphical way). These distances begin with the distance from New York to London, and end with the distance from the Earth to the sun. Again the aim is to show how vast is God's creation. God's main promises to you are given, with the main aim to make these promises real and personal to you. A Young Person's Guide to Christianity defines how you can begin your Christian life and a prayer for this is included.
If you re tired of the Christianese answers you re getting from the teens in your youth group, challenge them to discuss issues of faith and discover what they believe. With these one-page, reproducible handouts that are easy to use and can facilitate meaningful discussions in your youth group, Sunday school, small group, or confirmation class, teens will explore God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, salvation, discipleship, and more."
Introduces over twenty-five of the world's greatest philosophers and presents a simple version of the tenets of philosophy.
What is God’s take on the issues that are nearest to a teen girl’s heart? Issues like acceptance, loneliness, friendships, and relationships? How about getting along with your parents? Or finding your purpose and place in life? It’s amazing how relevant the Bible is—you’ll find yourself relating to the people and experiences in it. And you’ll discover promises from God that will help you through anything and everything. It all comes alive when you commit yourself to knowing the Bible. That’s what this book is all about—knowing the Bible, learning what it says, and making it your personal guide in all you do. Bestselling author Elizabeth George offers many great ideas for Bible study and practical application. You’ll love growing closer to God...and experiencing exciting changes in your life!
Our Hope in the Fear of the Lord and His Amazing Grace sees clearly the truths of human life. The Lord does not hold individuals’ inherited sinful nature against them, but He does hold each person accountable for accepting or rejecting the grace that grants freedom from the powers of sin and death. Janice E. Ballard, as a young mother and leader in her local church, has written Our Hope in the Fear of the Lord and His Amazing Grace to help adults fulfill their calling to teach youth how to guard themselves from the dangers that modern life pose to faith in the Lord. Each chapter begins by grounding its reflections on a scriptural passage. Additional guidance from the Holy Bible keeps that focus as the chapters address topics like gaining knowledge of God, departing from evil, trusting in God’s love, acknowledging sin, escaping from self-destruction, feeling security, embracing peace of heart, and praising and glorifying God. If you need encouragement to renew your hope in God, to trust in His grace, and to see afresh the purifying effects of a healthy fear of the Lord, then Our Hope in the Fear of the Lord and His Amazing Grace will give you the guidance to listen to the Scriptures. Through such attentive listening, you can nurture your own faith and gain the insights to help others—especially young people—come to trust deeply in the hope that comes from the fear of the Lord and the amazing grace He offers.
As a young adult, you will face crucial questions about identity, education, marriage, career, God's will, and much more. Some of the most dramatic and permanent changes in life will occur during the “critical decade”—those ten years between 16 and 26. Are you prepared to make the right choices? You can be. Like a trusted friend who understands, Dr. James Dobson candidly addresses the issues that today's young adults face. In his warm, conversational style, he reveals principles to help you make right choices and get the direction you need in order to look forward to a bright and successful future.
Church History 1805 to 1832. This volume is the first of three on Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants. It covers Church history and the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants from the birth of Joseph Smith in 1805 through the beginnings of the Kirtland and Missouri periods. We learn concerning the First Vision, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, the restoration of the priesthood, and many early revelations given to individual members of the Church. We study the organization of the Church in 1830 and the migration of the Saints to Kirtland, Ohio, where the law and order of the Church is given, the law of consecration begins, and spiritual gifts are manifested. We also read concerning the early events in Missouri, where the land of Zion is dedicated for the gathering of the Saints. In all, it covers 27 years of Church History, and covers sections 1-99 of the Doctrine and Covenants and the Joseph Smith History in the Pearl of Great Price. The cover features "Young Joseph," a painting of the Prophet Joseph Smith pondering in the Sacred Grove, by Walter Rane.
Isabel, Owen and Julia were childhood friends. But when they were fifteen, Julia disappeared without a trace – an event that had a devastating impact on the others. Years later, Isabel returns to her home town in the north of England for Owen’s funeral. She hadn’t seen him since they recklessly burned down the local supermarket together; he was sent to prison and she, just shy of her 18th birthday, to a young offenders’ centre. Isabel suspects that Owen was responsible for Julia’s murder, and she’s hoping finally to find some kind of resolution. Feeling cut off from her husband and child in Turkey, and awash with unexpected memories, Isabel ventures further into the murky depths of her past. But nothing is as it seems – either past or present – and as Isabel’s world unravels we finally realise the stunning, shattering truth . . . 'Exquisitely written yet utterly chilling, this will keep you gripped from start to finish; a potential book-group classic' Elle magazine
Deuteronomy to Solomon. This volume is the second of three on the Old Testament. It covers the Bible from the Book of Deuteronomy to the reign of King Solomon. We read Moses' counsel to his people during the final days before his translation. We follow the children of Israel into the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua, beginning at Jericho and ending with the total conquering of all the lands promised to Abraham. We are introduced to the Judge-Heroes, including but not limited to Gideon, Deborah, and Samson. We read of the rise of the prophet Samuel and reigns of Saul, David, and Solomon. We thrill at the faith and gifts of David and mourn over his fall from grace. We are inspired by the wisdom of Solomon and the beauty of the House of Lord He built at Jerusalem, but are saddened by his idolatry in his old age. Along the way, we become familiar with the ministries and teachings of Elijah, and Elisha, and the courage and faith of Job. The cover features an extremely rare photograph of the rock (es-Sakhara) inside the Dome of the Rock, which at one time stood inside the Holy of Holies of Solomon's temple.
An updated edition with two all-new chapters, a new introduction, and a fresh look, this book challenges widely accepted ideas about what it means to know God and offers fresh paths for pursuing genuine spirituality. This practical guide speaks to those who are weary of formulaic faith or who are haunted by nagging doubts about the church, as well as those who find the traditional spiritual disciplines impractical or even agonizing because of their personal wiring. Easy to read but filled with challenging ideas, this book provides a spiritual foundation for pastors and teachers, committed Christians, and anyone interested in discovering God for themselves but wary of predictable paths.
Guiding a boy toward making right choices will equip him to think carefully about his decisions, assuring a more fulfilling and successful life. In this book, Jim George focuses on all the high points of a young man’s life—the things that matter most. Teen guys will learn... why prayer and Bible reading are so essential what makes for the best kinds of friendships how school and social skills contribute to a strong future how to stand strong against temptation and peer pressure what contributes to healthy and biblical perspectives on dating and purity Young men will enjoy Jim’s balance of biblical insight, personal anecdotes, and candid forthrightness. And they’ll gain the skills they need for making right choices in response to all the challenges that come their way.
Start Discussions That Matter to Your High Schoolers About God. About themselves, their, beliefs, their questions, their lives. [Burst: More than a quarter-million copies sold in this series!] More High School TalkSheets—Updated! contains the same kind of provocative, compelling, discussion-starting questions that are hallmarks of the best-selling TalkSheets series—now updated for new-millennium high schoolers. Here are 50 more creative discussions that focus on relevant, real-life topics: The Future Death Priorities AIDS Heaven & Hell Premarital Sex Prayer Knowing God Homosexuality Materialism & Consumerism . . . and 40 more subjects of perennial interest to teenagers. TalkSheets are convenient, effective one-page reproducible handouts with intriguing questions that will get churched kids and unchurched kids alike talking and thinking about the Bible—and how its principles affect their daily lives. Use TalkSheets to launch your own lesson—or use them as stand-alone Bible studies. Each TalkSheet comes with detailed information and suggestions for discussion leaders: Bible references galore, Internet resources, further group exploration, and activities to pursue during and after the meeting. More High School TalkSheets—Updated! is the perfect discussion-starting resource for youth meetings, small groups and cell groups, Sunday school, and camps and retreats.