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Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter
Ave Maria Press
Drawing on the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega-churches and innovative business leaders while anchoring their vision in the Eucharistic center of Catholic faith, Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran present the compelling and inspiring story to how they brought their parish back to life. Rebuilt is a story of stopping everything and changing focus. When their parish reached a breaking point, Fr. Michael White and lay associate ...
The Just Church: Becoming a Risk-Taking, Justice-Seeking, Disciple-Making Congregation
Tyndale Momentum, 2012
Are you ready for a new way to seek justice – an ancient way to know God? Finally, a practical guide on how to do justice and grow in discipleship —from those on the frontlines of the battle in the world’s darkest and most dangerous places. Jim Martin and International Justice Mission are experts not only at bringing rescue to victims of violence, sex trafficking, slavery, and oppression, but also, at bringing churches into the fight, ...
No Greater Love
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
New World Library
No Greater Love is the essential wisdom of Mother Teresa - the most accessible and inspirational collection of her teachings ever published.
Tongue of Fire
The charismatic new preacher at the local mega church is drawing followers by the hundreds. There?s only one problem. He?s a Mormon, and nobody knows it. John Peterson tries to follow the Spirit, but it tells him to preach, and preaching only seems to get him into trouble. His strident defense of the Mormon Church has gotten him fired again, forcing his family to move for the third time in as many years. Looking for a fresh start in Mayfield, ...
The Pastor: A Memoir
Eugene H. Peterson
“Eugene possesses the rare combination of a pastor's heart and a pastor's art. Take and read!" —Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline An inspiring memoir of faith, humility, and the joys and struggles of answering God’s call, from the most well-known pastor in the world—Eugene Peterson, translator of the internationally bestselling The Message . In this humble, personal chronicle, Peterson tells the story of how he ...
Church Diversity: Sunday the Most Segregated Day of the Week
New Leaf Press, 2011
- Interviews with some of the nation’s top church leaders, observations from successful churches, prominent worship leaders, and parallels from effective corporate strategies for engaging the issue - The power of intentional change demonstrated by a key leader from one of the largest and most innovative churches in America Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best nearly 40 years ago: “We must face the sad fact that at 11 o’clock on ...
Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World
Once upon a time, Moses had had enough. Exhausted by the challenge of leading the Israelites from slavery to the Promised Land, Moses cried out to God, "What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? . . . If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me" (Exodus 11:11, 15). If that sounds hauntingly familiar to you, you may be the senior pastor of a contemporary church. The burden ...
Lit Doc Series 5: Liturgy of the Hours (Liturgy Documentary)
Congregation For Divine Worship And The Discipline Of The Sacraments
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Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality
“Everything starts with one person . . . I don’t care if you’re 5 or 105, God from all eternity chose you to be where you are, at this time in history, to change the world.” “If you are following God, He never shows you the end. It’s always a walk of faith.” “Faith is one foot on the ground, one foot in the air, and a queasy feeling in the stomach.” —Mother Angelica Are you unsure of your purpose in life? Stuck in ...
Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles
The extraordinary saga of Mother Angelica, founder of the multimillion-dollar Eternal Word Television Network and “the most influential Catholic woman in America” according to Time magazine In 1981, the year after Ted Turner founded CNN, 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 ...
Christmas Treasures (Cape Light)
The Christmas season is full of shopping and holiday cheer, but finding one’s true purpose is the greatest gift of all… Reverend Ben has been ignoring his health recently, and it’s finally caught up with him in the form of a heart problem requiring bypass surgery. Since Ben will need six weeks of recuperation and physical rehab, an interim minister is assigned to the congregation. Reverend Isabel Moran is young, but she has a quiet but ...
Maurice and Therese: The Story of a Love
As Saint Therese lay dying in the Carmel of Lisieux, she overheard a conversation that amused her. Outside her window, two nuns were discussing what they could write in her obituary that could possibly be of any interest, since the twenty-four-year-old nun had never done anything worth noting. Therese was pleased, for she had always kept a low profile. With the posthumous publication of her spiritual autobiography in 1898, however, that low ...
Driving Straight on Crooked Lines: How an Irishman found his heart and nearly lost his mind
Iveagh Lodge Press
Driving Straight On Crooked Lines is Jack Keogh's inspiring autobiography, covering the twenty years of his life from adolescence in Dublin, Ireland, to adulthood as a Catholic Priest in the Legion of Christ, and onwards: transitioning to a new life as husband, father, and international management consultant. For twenty years, Jack's life was intertwined with the Legion, and its controversial founder Marcial Maciel. Both the Legion, and ...
John A. Hostetler
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Highly acclaimed in previous editions, this classic work by John Hostetler has been expanded and updated to reflect current research on Amish history and culture as well as the new concerns of Amish communities throughout North America.
Adam s Gift: A Memoir of a Pastor’s Calling to Defy the Church’s Persecution of Lesbians and Gays
Duke University Press Books
Jimmy Creech, a United Methodist pastor in North Carolina, was visited one morning in 1984 by Adam, a longtime parishioner whom he liked and respected. Adam said that he was gay, and that he was leaving The United Methodist Church, which had just pronounced that “self-avowed practicing homosexuals” could not be ordained. He would not be part of a community that excluded him. Creech found himself instinctively supporting Adam, telling him ...
The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century (Spiritual Legacy Series)
The Crossroad Publishing Company
This new edition of a classic religious text combines the timeless wisdom of Benedict of Nursia's Rule with the perceptive commentary of a renowned Benedictine mystic and scholar. In her new introduction to the Rule, the author boldly claims that Benedict's sixth-century text is the only one of great traditions that directly touches the contemporary issues facing the human community—stewardship, conversion, communication, ...
Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness: Being Christian in a Non-Christian World
Stanley C. Baldwin
How can the Church be a healing force in the world? In this long-time bestseller now revised and update, authors Jerry Cook and Stanley C. Baldwin suggest that it is only when believers admit their own brokenness that they can love, accept and forgive those who are hurting around them and put out the welcome mat to their community. They offer clear teaching about the Church in a hurting world, and as veteran leaders who practice these ...
The Divine Plan of the Ages
Charles T. Russell
Bible Students Congregation of New Brunswick
Over 1600 Scriptures examined from the Old and New Testaments. The Bible reveals that God's ultimate purpose for the world of mankind is to fulfill His promise to faithful Abraham, "In thee and in thy seed shall I bless all the families of the earth." But even to honest-hearted Christians, that promise still seems far from its fulfillment and many questions persist. For instance, what does God intend to do to relieve the conditions of ...
Etz Chaim: Tree of Life: Lessons Learned from the Tree of Life
Destiny Image Messianic
Etz Chaim—the Tree of Life The Torah, the Bible, the Tree of Life—God’s Word is a set of instructions for everyone who wants to live a victorious, joyful, and abundant life. Etz Chaim explains a parable relating to the Tree of Life that the Lord spoke to the author—a Messianic Rabbi. The parable opens wide the unique components of the Word and the physical Tree of Life that is introduced in Genesis and again in ...
The Scent of God: A Memoir
Beryl Singleton Bissell
The heartrending story of the forbidden love between a nun and a priest--"by a writer who illuminates the details of everyday life, from the quiet rhythms o: the cloister to the exuberant sensuality of the Amalfi Coast.
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