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101 Hymn Stories

By Kenneth W. Osbeck
  • Book ID : 9780825493270
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Pages : 288
  • Genre : Music
  • Reads : 353
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: 101-hymn-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

"Hymn singing reflects a congregation's spiritual vitality and their response to God's grace.

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Book Summary:

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  • Pages : 226
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  • File Pdf: against-all-odds.pdf

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You never know how strong you are until you rouse the champion in you! AGAINST ALL ODDS is a collection of real-life stories of men and women, who through determination, perseverance, positive thinking and faith in God, turned adversities that should have made them nonentities to opportunities that made them celebrities In Against All Odds, you’ll discover, among other riveting narratives, how George Washington Carver overcame chronic disease, deprivation, and discrimination to become a remarkable scientist and renowned inventor; Elizabeth Blackwell rose above gender bias and fierce opposition to become the first woman to earn a degree in medicine; Abraham Lincoln became a celebrated lawyer, legislator, and president despite his prolonged battle with depression, defeat, and distress; Fanny Crosby, the blind girl from a backwater town, became the most prolific hymn writer in history; Harriet Tubman overcame the horrors of a turbulent and traumatic childhood to liberate herself from the bondage of slavery and helped to rescue many other slaves from the captivity of their cruel masters; Ben Carson successfully battled mediocrity and low self-esteem to change his reputation from being the “dumbest student” in the class to being one of the most brilliant doctors in the world.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 0761862072
  • Pages : 484
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 270
  • File Pdf: masters-of-preaching.pdf

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In this follow-up work, Father Ray E. Atwood examines the lives, theologies, and preaching examples of the Church’s greatest preachers. This book tells the story, in biographical form, of Catholic preaching from the Old Testament through today, concluding with the homilies of our present Holy Father, Benedict XVI.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1414004583
  • Pages : 286
  • Category : Religion
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  • File Pdf: lets-have-lunch-with-god-and-listen.pdf

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The author Dan Dawson on many occasions was awaken in the middle of the night with information to put in this book, Jesus came and sat on the end of his hospital room bed for a talk, and he has been given many visions. The author has been given a burning desire to help fellow believers to not just know about God, but to know Him intimately. To hear His voice, be lead, comforted, taught, the Word revealed, and much more. For as it is found in the Word: John 8:47 "He who is of God hears the (Rhema) words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God. " That my friend is stingy! In this book you will find ways to encourage God to manifest Himself to you, to be aware of Jesus' presence, learn to use the test found in the word to separate the enemy's voice from God's, to find out what truly being save is, and much more. Scripture is written out for you in this book as you advance through its pages you will find it is totally grounded in the Word.

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  • Category : History
  • Reads : 490
  • File Pdf: prayer-in-america.pdf

Book Summary:

A stirring chronicle of the spiritual life of a nation, Prayer in America shows how the faith of Americans—from the founding fathers to corporate tycoons, from composers to social reformers, from generals to slaves—was an essential ingredient in the formation of American culture, character, commerce, and creed. Prayer in America brings together the country’s hymns, patriotic anthems, arts, and literature as a framework for telling the story of the innermost thoughts of the people who have shaped the United States we know today. Beginning with Native Americans, Prayer in America traces the prayer lives of Quakers and Shakers, Sikhs and Muslims, Catholics and Jews, from their earliest days in the United States through the aftermath of 9/11, and the 2004 presidential election. It probes the approach to prayer by such diverse individuals as Benjamin Franklin, Elvis Presley, Frank Lloyd Wright, J. C. Penney, P. T. Barnum, Jackie Robinson, and Christopher Columbus. It includes every president of the United States as well as America’s clergy, immigrants, industrialists, miners, sports heroes, and scientists. Prayer in America shows that without prayer, the political, cultural, social, and even economic and military history of the United States would be vastly different from what it is today. It engages in a thoughtful, timely examination of the modern debate over public prayer and how the current approach to prayer bears deep roots in the philosophies of the country’s founding fathers, a subject which remains distinct from the debate over church and state.

Full Circle

By Kevin Kirkland,Howard Mc Ilveen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317971213
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 478
  • File Pdf: full-circle.pdf

Book Summary:

When you read Full Circle: Spiritual Therapy for the Elderly, you’ll discover a brand new therapeutic approach—spiritual therapy—to treating elderly patients with cognitive disorders. This handy guide will assist you in starting your own renowned spiritually therapeutic program for dementia patients. Full Circle is a how-to book that will prove you can trigger emotional responses in an individual or group therapy session using the right spiritual cues. In the first ten pages of Full Circle, you’ll learn about the Spiritual Therapy Program and find the answers to general questions about how and where to establish the program. The remainder of Full Circle contains 80 thematic lesson plans for use in both group and individual sessions. The lessons are flexible and organized into lists to help you formulate the right agenda for individual dementia patients. Full Circle divides 70 themes into these easily accessible categories: Feelings: depression, anger, and shame Life Review: aging, children, and change Sensory: hearing, smell, and touch Special Occasions: Easter, Thanksgiving, and memories of Christmas Spiritual: forgiveness, heaven, and peace In addition, Full Circle has expanded units for higher-achieving seniors. You may also want to use the special notes, poetry, and quotations that are pinpointed within the appropriate specific theme for even more startling results. Full Circle's sophisticated approach to therapy will help you cater to the needs of the cognitively impaired elderly to trigger emotional responses and enhance overall quality of life.

Overcoming Apathy

By Uche Anizor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Isbn : 1433578832
  • Pages : 169
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 156
  • File Pdf: overcoming-apathy.pdf

Book Summary:

For many Christians, apathy can feel inescapable. They experience a lack of motivation and a growing indifference to important things, with some even struggling to care about anything at all. This listlessness can spill over into our spiritual lives, making it difficult to pray, read the Bible, or engage in our communities. Have we resigned ourselves to apathy? Do we recognize it as a sin? How can we fight against it? In Overcoming Apathy, theology professor Uche Anizor explains what apathy is and gives practical, biblical advice to break the cycle. Inspired by his conversations with young Christians as well as his own experiences with apathy, Anizor takes a fresh look at this widespread problem and its effect on spiritual maturity. First, he highlights the prevalence of apathy in our culture, using examples from TV, movies, and social media. Next, he turns to theologians, philosophers, and psychologists to further define apathy. Finally, Anizor explores causes, cures, and healthy practices to boldly overcome apathy in daily life, taking believers from spiritual lethargy to Christian zeal. This short ebook is an excellent resource for those struggling with apathy as well as parents, mentors, and friends who want to support someone in need.

Growing Old Gracefully

By Robert M. Solomon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Discovery House Publishing
  • Isbn : 9811802378
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 266
  • File Pdf: growing-old-gracefully.pdf

Book Summary:

Growing old doesn’t have to be just about frailties, loneliness, and loss of purpose. Veteran pastor Robert Solomon offers a fresh perspective of aging and looks at how you can continue to grow with God in your autumn years. Discover how you can keep your eyes firmly on Jesus as you nurture habits and disciplines that will enable you to build redemptive relationships and cope with the physical, mental, and emotional challenges of aging. Useful insights into aging are presented in short chapters in an easy-to-read, large-print devotional format.