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Hell A Final Word: The Surprising Truths I Found in the Bible

Leafwood Publishers, 2012

Today, hell is a front-burner topic, thanks to media attention stirred by mega-pastors Rob Bell, Francis Chan, and others. But, between the extremes of universal salvation and everlasting torment, there shines a third view, known as annihilationism or conditional immortality, claiming the most biblical support of all.


The Transforming Path: A Christ-Centered Approach to Spiritual Formation
Terry Wardle

Leafwood Publishers, 2003

In this simply-written but richly textured book, Terry Wardle lays out a series of pathways that Christians will inevitably face as they moved through life with Christ. Jesus walked these paths himself and now invites all believers to walk them after him. As we do, we are transformed more and more into his image.


Children's Easy-to-Read Bible
World Bible Translation Center

Leafwood Publishers, 2012

This complete Bible in an Easy-to-ReadTM translation contains 40 full-color illustrations, and map. It provides an ideal way for parents to read God's Word to their children, and for elementary school-aged children to read God's Word for themselves. The Easy-to-ReadTM Illustrated Children's Bible was designed to give families and churches a way to introduce God's Word to children, so they can understand the plan Jesus Christ has for their lives. ...


Hell: A Final Word
Edward W. Fudge

Leafwood Publishers, 2012

Today, hell is a front-burner topic, thanks to media attention stirred by megapastors Rob Bell, Francis Chan, and others. But, between the extremes of universal salvation and everlasting torment, there shines a third view, known as annihilationism or conditional immortality, claiming the most biblical support of all. Now the man whose 500-page book, The Fire That Consumes , helped ignite the scholarly debate thirty years ago brings this ...


Life Work

Leafwood Publishers, 2014

What does minimal human ethics look like? Can Christians really be followers of Jesus in the way they live today? In his own unique style, Randy Harris wrestles with these and other ethical issues facing Christians and all humanity. In a world gone crazy, what would basic human decency look like? Are there principles that all humans could follow to make their neighborhoods, countries, and world more just and peaceful? Randy Harris, from his ...


Stressed-Less Living: Finding God's Peace in Your Chaotic World
Tracie Miles

Leafwood Publishers, 2012

Women have a desperate longing for a stress cure--a revitalized perspective and re-energized faith. STRESSED-LESS LIVING offers life-changing, heart-renewing, long-lasting remedies that will bring peace, even when things feel out of control. Life is tense and offers no easy answers or quick fixes. The good news is that in a world of unrest and stress readers can find the peace for which they hunger. Tracie Miles, in this breakthrough book, ...


Wounded: How to Find Wholeness and Inner Healing in Christ
Terry Wardle

Leafwood Publishers, 2006

How accessible is God's healing touch for people who are hurting from emotional, relational and spiritual abuse? The author's account of his transformation from despair to hope through the tender care of Jesus Christ is an invitation to all who are in need of inner healing.


To Kill a Zombie: The Year I Came Back to Life - And Why
David W. Pierce

Leafwood Publishers, 2012

Men need to feel alive! With the onslaught of responsibilities, it is easy to forget to experience all that life has to offer. TO KILL A ZOMBIE shows how one man was reborn by jumping in feet first. Most zombies aren't aware that they are zombies. David Pierce heard it first from his wife: ''You just seem dead,'' she told him. ''Checked out, lifeless . . . a zombie.'' David took this as a challenge. He had to kill the zombie and come back to ...


A Spirit for the Rest of Us
Tim Woodroof

Leafwood Publishers, 2009

You and I are caught. We suspect there is a relationship with the Spirit more profound than what we have yet experienced. But the Spirit we often see in our religious neighbors makes us nervous. This Spirit seems strange to us, a being we do not recognize with an agenda we do not understand. In the Gospel of John, Jesus introduces us to the Paraclete -- a Spirit ideally suited for the rest of us. Personal, intimate, life-giving, the Paraclete ...


A Gathered People: Revisioning the Assembly as Transforming Encounter
John Mark Hicks, Johnny Melton, ...

Leafwood Publishers, 2007

As a companion volume to COME TO THE TABLE and DOWN IN THE RIVER TO PRAY, this book completes a trilogy on the three ordinances; of the Stone-Campbell Movement. A GATHERED PEOPLE is an in-depth biblical, historical, and theological study of the Christian assembly or Lord's Day. It examines Hebrew assemblies in the Old Testament, Christian assemblies in the NT, the changing nature of assemblies in Christian history, and the assembly in the ...


Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship
Jon Walker

Leafwood Publishers, 2010

In 1937, on the threshold of Nazi Germany s war on the world, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote what turned out to be one of the most influential books of the century, The Cost of Discipleship. In it, he challenged the flabby faith and compromises of German Christians, famously writing, When Christ calls a man he bids him come and die. Now, seventy-three years after the book was first published, Jon Walker writes Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of ...


Living Jesus: Doing What Jesus Says in the Sermon on the Mount
Randy Harris, Greg Taylor

Leafwood Publishers, 2012

The Sermon on the Mount is more than great ideas by a great teacher. It is a way of life. Randy Harris invites you not just to understand these great teachings but to live them in ways you never before imagined. This new book is a training tool for people who want to live the way of Jesus. Centered on the entire contents of the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 5-7, it unpacks the sermon in hard-hitting, easy-to-understand, and practical ...


Healing Care, Healing Prayer: Helping the Broken Find Wholeness in Christ
Terry Wardle

Leafwood Publishers, 2001

This book is a guide for those caregivers who want to include inner healing prayer as part of their ministry. Whether professionals or concerned laypeople, Christians can be used consistently by the Lord to facilitate deep change and healing in wounded people.


Hebrews: Ancient Encouragement for Believers Today
Edward William Fudge

Leafwood Publishers, 2009

Intended for preachers, university and seminary students and adult Bible class teachers, Hebrews: Ancient Encouragement for Believers Today is a 'bridge' commentary -- delivering the best insights of contemporary scholarship in understandable, non-technical language. Edward William Fudge shows that the author of Hebrews used four Psalms as a framework to re-tell the story of Jesus to a disheartened audience that was tempted to walk away. The ...


When a Woman Finds Her Voice: Overcoming Life's Hurts & Using Your Story to Make a Difference

Leafwood Publishers, 2013

What happens when brokenness stains our spirits, when the hurts of life linger? Secret or unresolved hurts leak into our everyday lives, filtering into everything we think we know about who we are. We tend to question our value and meaning. We feel unimportant, incapable, "less-than" or "not good enough." So we put on our false faces, the "life-is-just-fine" masks, while we bury ourselves in family, career, and service to others. And we ...


Draw Close To The Fire: Finding God in the Darkness
Terry Wardle

Leafwood Publishers, 2004

This book lays out the source of healing and charts the path toward healthy relationships and spiritual maturity. How do you respond when you find yourself facing a dark and difficult valley? Most of us want to hurry through the tough times. But when we draw close to the fire of God's presence, we discover priceless treasures found only in the darkness of difficulty and discomfort. For those experiencing the darkness of deep emotional wounds, ...


Working Women of the Bible: Timeless Mentors for Modern Women
Susan DiMickele

Leafwood Publishers, 2013

As working women struggle to find mentors in today's society, Working Women of the Bible asks, what if the women of Scripture are the very mentors we ve been looking for? Most working women today understand they can never be Superwoman. But if Superwoman is unattainable, whom are we trying to emulate? Is the Bible completely outdated, or does it offer a blueprint, full of real-life, culturally relevant examples for the twenty-first century ...


I Knew Jesus before He Was a Christian... And I Liked Him Better Then
Shelly Rubel

Leafwood Publishers, 2011

Asking why Christianity is unattractive to so many people, this book contrasts a revolutionary Jesus who changed the world with a marginalized church that is being ignored by our culture. And it explores how churches can do a better job of representing Jesus to the world. Has ''the church'' become a barrier to faith? Is what our culture knows as ''the church'' a near approximation of Christ's presence in the world? Or does ''the church'' give a ...


Believing Out Loud: Trading Fear and Defeat for an Adventure with God
Kimberly Wright

Leafwood Publishers, 2014

Fear and low self-worth can prevent people from answering God's call on their lives. But courage and dignity are found at the cross. When people accept God's invitation for an adventure, they will have great stories to tell. And who doesn't love a great story? Many people believe fear is something with which they just have to live. However, God's Word contradicts that belief. 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us, ''For God did not give us a spirit of ...


Outrageous Love, Transforming Power: How the Holy Spirit Shapes You into the Likeness of Christ
Terry Wardle

Leafwood Publishers, 2004

Terry Wardle presents compelling evidence that countless churches are made up of people who seem perpetually caught in spiritual infancy. What does it really mean to be Christlike? Christians today are struggling with immaturity because they do not know the answer to that question. This book surveys the life of Jesus to identify eight characteristics of Christ that are to be nurtured by the Holy Spirit in the believer's life. Being transformed ...



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