Revised and Updated Edition With over 40 percent new and revised content, Anne Graham Lotz has updated her classic book on Heaven for a whole new generation of readers but also for herself. With her mother now gone and her husband and father both in failing health, Lotz beautifully adds her own vulnerability and stories to the journey contained in Heaven: My Father's House. Jesus promised us, "In My Father's house are many rooms...I am going there to prepare a place for you." Amid the turbulence of today's world, we cling to the hope of a heavenly home where we will be welcomed into eternal peace and safety. Anne affirms that Heaventruly is the home of your dreams: a home of lasting value that's fully paid for and filled with family, where you will be wanted and welcomed. Best of all, Heaven is a home you are invited to claim as your own.
Does heaven exist? If so, what is it like? And how does one get in? Throughout history, painters, poets, philosophers, pastors, and many ordinary people have pondered these questions. Perhaps no other topic captures the popular imagination quite like heaven. Gary Scott Smith examines how Americans from the Puritans to the present have imagined heaven. He argues that whether Americans have perceived heaven as reality or fantasy, as God's home or a human invention, as a source of inspiration and comfort or an opiate that distracts from earthly life, or as a place of worship or a perpetual playground has varied largely according to the spirit of the age. In the colonial era, conceptions of heaven focused primarily on the glory of God. For the Victorians, heaven was a warm, comfortable home where people would live forever with their family and friends. Today, heaven is often less distinctively Christian and more of a celestial entertainment center or a paradise where everyone can reach his full potential. Drawing on an astounding array of sources, including works of art, music, sociology, psychology, folklore, liturgy, sermons, poetry, fiction, jokes, and devotional books, Smith paints a sweeping, provocative portrait of what Americans-from Jonathan Edwards to Mitch Albom-have thought about heaven.
John 8:32 says, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Freedom is connected to knowledge, knowledge of the truth. God does not desire His children to be ignorant concerning any area of their life, especially His Word. There are many untrue beliefs about Heaven and we must understand that a half-truth is a whole lie. It is imperative that we study to show ourselves approved unto God and rightly divide His Word, (2Timothy 2:15) in order for truth to prevail. God's Word is light, and it keeps us from the darkness of ignorance. In My Father's House, A Revelation of Heaven examines the Scriptures pertaining to Heaven and offers insight that will set one free from past doctrines of error and untrue realities concerning the Believer's expectations after death.
The beating of Rodney King and the resulting riots in South Central Los Angeles. The violent clash between Hasidim and African-Americans in Crown Heights. The boats of Haitian refugees being turned away from the Land of Opportunity. These are among the many racially-charged images that have burst across our television screens in the last year alone, images that show that for all our complacent beliefs in a melting-pot society, race is as much of a problem as ever in America. In this vastly important, widely-acclaimed volume, Kwame Anthony Appiah, a Ghanaian philosopher who now teaches at Harvard, explores, in his words, "the possibilities and pitfalls of an African identity in the late twentieth century." In the process he sheds new light on what it means to be an African-American, on the many preconceptions that have muddled discussions of race, Africa, and Afrocentrism since the end of the nineteenth century, and, in the end, to move beyond the idea of race. In My Father's House is especially wide-ranging, covering everything from Pan Africanism, to the works of early African-American intellectuals such as Alexander Crummell and W.E.B. Du Bois, to the ways in which African identity influences African literature. In his discussion of the latter subject, Appiah demonstrates how attempts to construct a uniquely African literature have ignored not only the inescapable influences that centuries of contact with the West have imposed, but also the multicultural nature of Africa itself. Emphasizing this last point is Appiah's eloquent title essay which offers a fitting finale to the volume. In a moving first-person account of his father's death and funeral in Ghana, Appiah offers a brilliant metaphor for the tension between Africa's aspirations to modernity and its desire to draw on its ancient cultural roots. During the Los Angeles riots, Rodney King appeared on television to make his now famous plea: "People, can we all get along?" In this beautiful, elegantly written volume, Appiah steers us along a path toward answering a question of the utmost importance to us all.
Donald and Lillian were never a match made in heaven, but they have a child, Tina, and she is the love of Donald's heart. For her he would give up everything: his home, his work and even his freedom. When his marriage fails, he does just that. A chance meeting with a stranger on a train changes his life - and his daughter's - in ways he could never have imagined. From her earliest years Tina is exceptional, a brilliant student and a joyous person with a loving spirit. At university she falls in love with Gilbert who, three years older than she, graduates from law school just as she is about to enter medical school. Together they go to New York, where they learn a truth about Donald that shatters Tina's regard for the father who has for so long protected and cherished her. When a terrible lie has been told for love, can it be forgiven?
What do you think Heaven will be like? How do you describe Heaven to your kids? What are you going to ask Jesus? Bill and Gloria Gaither gathered friends to discuss these questions and more about their eternal home. The responses were all that you might imagine...and more. Releasing simultaneously with a video of the same name, this companion book brims with laughter, tears, and a treasure chest of recollections and insights. Of course, you don't need to be reminded of the Gaithers' tremendous fan base. With over 8 million of their popular Homecoming videos sold, the potential for this comforting gift book is nothing short of heavenly. The Gaithers are constantly on best-seller lists with their videos and music. They have also sold well over 300,000 books.
Heaven is real! Christ has already prepared a place for you to dwell with Him in Heaven. Your heavenly home awaits you! Angels in the Realms of Heaven: The Reality of Angelic Ministry Today is the third book in the exciting, real-life, supernatural series Dancing With Angels! If you are intrigued by what Heaven looks like and what God’s angels are doing today—you will love this book. Heaven and angels are described in detail by someone who has been there numerous times. Unlike other books that are basically Bible studies about angels, Angels in the Realms of Heaven is full of testimonies of actual present-day angelic encounters and visitations. “The Lord told me to record my supernatural experiences, and they are shared in this book. I hope these simple testimonies about Heaven will inspire in every reader a sense of their heavenly home,” writes author Kevin Basconi. You will be moved to tears of joy and hope as you experience Angels in the Realms of Heaven for yourself!
The spiritual subject of past lives and reincarnation is highly controversial. Most religions don't believe it, and science cannot prove it yet. This book is an “energy healing communication” with a DNA surprise, assisting you to integrate and understand the deep-seated truths about who you are and where you came from. The information explains what is happening to us, the earth, and the universe, and what one needs to do to adapt to the new energies on the planet at this time and for the years to come. These pages contain a profound message with the new energy—a message that I have delivered many times over my many lifetimes. Who am I? and Where do I come from? are questions that have been on the minds of everyone since the beginning. These thoughts are imprinted in our basic DNA. When I became aware of who I was in the previous lifetime just before this one (less than five months between lives)—my newfound identity propelled me into the search for the answers to the questions gnawing at my soul. Each answer provided new questions, leading me down the enlightened path to an encounter with the “Grand Divine Plan,” delivering a message of peace and preparation. We all have gifts and abilities unimaginable, ready for anyone who walks through the door. My search brought me into an awareness of knowing many of my past lives. It also revealed that my purpose of discovering was not about who I was, but that I would write about past lives and reincarnation at a time on the planet when this information would be so needed.
IT'S TIME TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND GOD'S ETERNAL PURPOSE AND THE FATHER'SHEART'S DESIRE FOR YOUR LIFE!If you find yourself unsettled with life's most important question: What on earth am I here for? ...If you find yourself searching for the truth that brings life-changing experiences...If you find yourself longing for a closer relationship with God...Then The Call to Sonship, Book 1 of The Sons of God series, is for you. In the eternity past, God had predestinated and chosen you in Christ for Himself, for His good pleasure, and for sonship. You were made for SONSHIP, and until you respond to God's call to sonship, nothing in your life will ever make sense. ----Billy Wong functions as a prophet-teacher and dream interpreter to the Body of Christ. In a dream encounter in 1990, the Lord gave him a book - one that he must later write for the purpose of making ready a people and preparing the way for the return of Christ. This book, currently written as The sons of God series, will help to bring the Church to her full maturity and stature as Christ's Bride, and enable believers to fulfill their divine destiny as sons of God. Billy Wong is a chartered accountant by profession. He is married with three children and is currently residing in Malaysia. -----"EVERY CHRISTIAN NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK!" Dr. Bill Hamon
Jesus said in John 10:11, The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. He came to give us freedom from fear, debt, sickness, poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and anything that may prevents us from walking in the light of Gods Word. Now, whether you are a Sunday Church folk, a new believer or a longtime Christian who wants to read the message of faith, I Must Tell Jesus,will prove to you that no one has ever spoke the way that Jesus did. The Story of Jesus must be shared with every person on the face of the earth in order that each individual may have the opportunity to come to believe and follow Jesus. Christ tells us, as He told His disciples, you will be my witnesses in Jerusalelm, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). In order to fulfill Christs command, I Must Tell Jesus is written as a tribute to my family and the family of God. Thank You!
Eschatology is a crucial theological issue in our day. The rapture question has particular importance in premillennial eschatology. This volume confronts that question: Does the rapture of the church precede or follow the Great Tribulation? In this book Dr. John F. Walvoord examines the post-tribulationist viewpoint and calls into question its exegetical grounds and hermeneutical validity. The author examines four schools of thought within posttribulationism and challenges point by point the arguments of their leading exponents. This scholarly apologia of the events relating to the second coming of Christ reaffirms the author's conviction that pretribulationism provides the best interpretation of the biblical evidence and demonstrates the most reliable understanding of the Christian's assurance of the 'blessed hope.'
What is heaven really like? This ebook short shows what the Bible has to say (and not say) on the subject.