A scholar among the laity, anonymous author “David Christian”, in checking the text amongst the ordained, received positive feedback including the following: Ernie (38 years of church pastoral leadership) wrote, “Book is remarkable with more knowledge of biblical literature and history than most ministers including yours truly.” Laurie (pastor of a small local church) offered “For your fun and engaging approach – abundant praise. And know that it’s a fine book to use with small groups.” Wayne (ordained seminary professor) calls it “a thesaurus of great reading, good thinking, and delightfully provocative writing.” The goal of the book is to motivate saving the many Christian churches from themselves so that in unity the Church will motivate saving the world from itself. We don’t have a lot of time.
In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, now expanded with new bonus content, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in the world’s greatest religions. Engaging and thought-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man’s heart--and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus. The New York Times bestselling Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus has been expanded to include: A revised foreword and introduction A new afterword by Mark Mittelberg and reflection by Nabeel's wife A substantially extended epilogue that shares how Nabeel told his friend David of his decision to follow Christ, how his parents found out, and much more Expert contributions from scholars and ministry leaders on each section of the book, contributions previously included only in the ebook edition An appendix with a topical table of contents (for teaching from Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus) An appendix tackling the objection that Ahmadi Muslims are not true Muslims And a sneak peek prologue from Nabeel’s book, No God but One: Allah or Jesus?
You found Wally – hallelujah! Now to find Jesus... God may move in a mysterious way, but his son is a real devil to track down. Seek and ye shall find Jesus in a multitude of unexpected places – crowded rock concerts, bustling supermarkets and packed weddings, to name but a few. It might take a miracle, but the clear-sighted can spot him if they keep the faith. Readers of all ages will be in raptures with this eternally enjoyable gift book that your neighbour is sure to covet!
Finding Jesus in Israel a book for travel veterans, people with wanderlust, or readers who just love a good story. We are all shaped and transformed by the oceans we sail, the deserts, mountains, and valleys we wander, and the people we meet along the way. And as any traveler worth his salt knows, the real trip happens within. Sunday school stories are no longer just stories—Israel is a tangible place populated with living souls. Author and travel veteran, Buck Storm takes an unvarnished look at the Holy Land with an off-the-bus peek into the people and places that make Israel such an amazing destination. Part travel journal but mostly spiritual guide, Finding Jesus in Israel takes you across the world, to lands where Abraham settled, through the very streets Jesus walked, and to the shore of waters that Paul sailed. Are you ready?
Inviting readers to see Jesus with new eyes, this volume is ideal for personal reflection or group study, and is a unique resource for the Lenten season.
As featured in the 6-part CNN SERIES "Finding Jesus" FINDING JESUS explores six major artifacts, including the Shroud of Turin, the True Cross, and John the Baptist, that give us the most direct evidence about the life and world of Jesus. The book and attendant CNN series provide a dramatic way to retell "the greatest story ever told" while introducing a broad audience to the history, the latest controversies, and newest forensic science involved in sorting out facts from the fiction of would-be forgers and deceivers. The book and the show draw on experts from all over the world. Beyond the faithful, the book will also appeal to the skeptical and to curious readers of history and archaeology, while it takes viewers of the primetime TV series deeper into the story.
Derived from Halley’s Bible Handbook, a world-renowned, accessible guide to the Bible now in its twenty-fifth edition, this digital short demonstrates that Jesus is the center of the entire Bible—including the Old Testament. Even though Jesus isn’t named in the Old Testament, every section refers to him, describes him, or prophecies about him in various ways. Useful for Bible studies on Jesus and for personal enrichment, Finding Jesus in the Old Testament will also be a handy resource for Bible teachers wanting to better connect New Testament lessons on Jesus with Old Testament backgrounds.
In this brief but substantive examination of the prayers Jesus prayed, Stephen Shoemaker offers helpful applications of Jesus’ prayers as both a way to better understand Jesus and as a way to use his prayers as a model for our own prayer lives. The book addresses our twin hungers for spirituality and for a deeper grasp of who Jesus was. The author takes seriously the way Jesus prayed and how his prayers open a window to our own experience of God. Included are discussions of: the Lord’s Prayer (Matt. 6:9-13), the Prayer of Thanksgiving amid Life’s Reversals (Matt.11:25-26), the Gethsemane Prayer (Mark 14:36), the Prayers from the Cross (Luke 23:34; Matt. 27:46; Luke 23:46), and prayers from John's Gospel (11:41-42, 12:27, 17:11). The author stays close to the text of the prayers (sometimes including his own translations) but explores their meaning in our lives. He uses Abba rather than the English translation “Father” in order to bring the reader closer to Jesus as he spoke the words of each prayer. A study guide is included to assist leaders in using the book with small groups. “Jesus’ prayers are a challenge and a scandal to the ways our culture wants to pray. His spirituality, found in his prayers, is a profound guide to the soul and a remedy to a culture in search of a soul.” --H. Stephen Shoemaker
If you want to understand who Christ is, you have to begin by understanding what Jesus meant when he said in Luke 24:27, "And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself" (NIV). In FINDING JESUS IN THE EXODUS, biblical scholar Nicholas Perrin shows that the Bible's story of the Exodus from beginning to end is filled with prophetic foretellings of the person and work of Christ: Moses as a great deliver and prophet The voice in the burning bush The Passover Lamb of God The unleavened bread The rock and pillar of cloud The red sea crossing The manna from heaven You will see all of these and more as examples of Christ in the story of the Exodus.
For Christians, there can be no better way to understand what marriage should be like than by studying marriage in the Bible. From Genesis to the Gospels to Paul's letters, examples of marriage in the Bible can help husbands and wives improve their own marriages. Finding Christ in Your Marriage is an excellent Bible study for any married couple who wants to grow closer to each other while growing in their commitment to God. A Guided Discovery of the Bible The Bible invites us to explore God s word and reflect on how we might respond to it. To do this, we need guidance and the right tools for discovery. The Six Weeks with the Bible series of Bible discussion guides offers both in a concise six-week format. Whether focusing on a specific biblical book or exploring a theme that runs throughout the Bible, these practical guides in this series provide meaningful insights that explain Scripture while helping readers make connections to their own lives. Each guide is faithful to Church teaching and is guided by sound biblical scholarship presents the insights of Church fathers and saints includes questions for discussion and reflection delivers information in a reader-friendly format gives suggestions for prayer that help readers respond to God s word appeals to beginners as well as to advanced students of the Bible By reading Scripture, reflecting on its deeper meanings, and incorporating it into our daily life, we can grow not only in our understanding of God s word, but also in our relationship with God."
Jesus Told Us Where to Find Him. Just Look for an Outcast. His first followers knew that Jesus could be found with the fatherless, the widows, and the hungry and homeless. He said that he himself was a stranger, and commended those who welcomed him. If he really meant these things, what would happen if you opened your door to every person who came with a need? Jonathan and Leah Wilson-Hartgrove decided to find out. The author and his wife moved to the Walltown neighborhood in Durham, North Carolina, where they have been answering the door to anyone who knocks. When they began, they had little idea what might happen, but they counted on God to show up. In Strangers at My Door, Wilson-Hartgrove tells of risks and occasional disappointments. But far more often there is joy, surprise, and excitement as strangers become friends, mentors, and helpers. Immerse yourself in these inspiring, eye-opening accounts of people who arrive with real needs, but ask only for an invitation to come in. You will never view Jesus and the people he cares about the same way again. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Finding Jesus in every part of your day will set you free from feeling you must ¿do¿ for Jesus in order to connect and have a close relationship with Him. He promises to walk in your shoes with you everywhere and everyday. This devotional will help you recognize and experience God¿s presence in the simple, everydayness of life. Watch your day come alive as you experience the presence of God!As you walk through an ordinary day, this book will help you learn to connect with Jesus in the simple, everydayness of life. Each Devotional will open your eyes and spirit to a fresh, new perspective. The Daily Verses plug you into the Bible. Reflections tie it all together. Lastly, the Journal section gives you an opportunity to write about personal experiences, prayers, confessions, struggles, and blessings. Come along on this 50 day journey of seeking, finding, and receiving from Jesus!
Finding Jesus in Jeremiah is the perfect place to start if you have not yet studied the book of Jeremiah. It is written chronologically in an easy-to-understand daily workbook format. Through your daily Scripture readings, you will be making connections between Old and New Testament teachings, gaining new understanding into the teachings of Jesus. Those who are further along in their studies will find fresh insight and will benefit from the stimulating weekly group discussions. Jeremiah lived at a time of great significance in the history of Israel. There was a constant threat by the surrounding nations. During his forty years of prophetic ministry, the kingdom of Judah was ruled by five different kings. While the Israelites lived in fear of the neighboring countries, Jeremiah faithfully continued to speak God's Word to the king and everyone who would listen. In Finding Jesus in Jeremiah, you will learn about salvation through faith, the Holy Spirit, unconditional love, God's promises, His righteousness, the covenants, the seed of Abraham, and much more. Today, Jeremiah continues to be an inspiration and a teacher for all true followers of Christ. His is one of the Bible's four major prophetic books, and he has a vital message for all people.
Scott Taylor provides new insight on living a happy life without the influence of alcohol. His new book Finding Jesus will make you think twice before you continue doing what you have always done after a hard day at work to unwind as most people do. He walks you through the daily routine as if you were there, helping the reader relate to the ease with which you can ignore the signs of falling into the social trap of alcohol abuse. Finding Jesus will give you a choice to decide on bettering yourself and your health, and at the same time, to find purpose in your life by serving God. Scott spent a lot time drinking with his Navy buddies while serving his country over the years. He didn't know Jesus, so drinking seemed to be a harmless outlet while the ship was in port between deployments. Scott's story is a testimony of how you can learn to trust the Lord to change your life and still have a good time without being under the influence of alcohol. His shared story of his acceptance of Jesus as his personal savior gives the reader hope that you can walk away from an unhealthy lifestyle and come out on the other side with a whole new outlook. He is hopeful that after reading his book you will find Jesus too.
Find the hidden meaning which lies within this alphabet. As we bring all twenty-two letters in context together with Biblical Scriptures, we uncover a vibrant portrait of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.