It is February of 2000, and Arthur and Valencia Todd and their twelve-year-old daughter, Lindsy, are living very happily-until Valencia receives a life-changing phone call. Life deals her a crisis that requires a miracle of biblical proportion.
Six months later, Valencia's life is still in shambles. As she walks on a path lined with grief, frustration, illness, and loneliness, Valencia is too frightened to seek help from doctors, on whom she quietly blames her mother's premature death. As she prays for answers, nothing seems to heal her persistent medical condition, prompting Valencia to plummet down a dark tunnel of despair. Desperate for answers, Valencia draws inspiration from the worn pages of her mother's Bible, fueled by an unyielding determination to find healing. But three years later, as she is led to the doors of a holistic center where she believes she will finally be helped, Valencia helplessly watches as her life disintegrates once again-completely unaware that the Holy Spirit is waiting to comfort her.
'Til the Last Drop is the inspirational story of one woman's journey to the truth as she learns to listen to her heart, never give up, and, above all, trust in God.
-One of the most powerful pieces you will read ...-
-Tasha Cobbs, national recording artist
Plato, Buddha, Christ--what brings these men to the far future to witness the end of the world?Reads L to R (Western Style). Ten billion days--that is how long it will take the philosopher Plato to determine the true systems of the world. One hundred billion nights--that is how far into the future Jesus of Nazareth, Siddhartha, and the demigod Asura will travel to witness the end of all worlds. Named the greatest Japanese science fiction novel of all time, Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights is an epic eons in the making. Originally published in 1967, the novel was revised by the author in later years and republished in 1973.
Who are the 144,000 in Revelation 7:1-8?
Are the trumpet judgments literal or symbolic (Revelation 8; 11)?
What is the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:18)?
Readers who have questions about the book of Revelation usually don't want to wade through pages of commentary to find their answers. Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock offers a helpful solution in this concise Q&A format.
Questions are grouped in broad categories that focus on interpretation, background information, Jesus Christ, and the letters to the churches. A final category, "The Consummation," is further divided into subparts that address the tribulation, the second coming, the millennium, and more.
These easy-to find and easy-to-understand responses to the most commonly asked questions about the book of Revelation will empower readers to mine its riches and stand strong in their faith.
What can people on Earth expect during the last days? In all the chaos that the Bible predicts, several events stand out as truly extraordinary--so much so that they arouse many questions from both Christians and non-Christians.
What are these events, and what makes them so significant? Longtime Bible prophecy expert Ed Hindson surveys each one in detail and explains the impact they will have:
- millions missing in the rapture
- world power shifts after the rapture, including in the USA
- the rise of a global dictator
- God's two witnesses rising from the dead in full view of the world
- the rebuilt Jewish temple usurped by Antichrist
- the Holocaust eclipsed
- Christ's glorious return to earth as conqueror and king
A riveting overview of events that truly will shake the world--how they will unfold, what they mean to us, and God's purposes for bringing them about.
The book of Daniel holds the distinction of being one of the most important prophetic books in the Bible--and one of the most challenging to understand. Now you can unearth its inspiring lessons and enduring truths in just 40 daily readings. You'll be amazed to see how prophecies from the sixth century BC are unfolding today.
To help you personally interact with the vital truths of Daniel, trusted Bible teacher Ron Rhodes provides...
- short passages of Daniel with easy-to-understand notes on each verse
- brief summaries of the most important ideas
- helpful cross-references on relevant topics
- practical applications to everyday life
- thought-provoking conversation starters for group discussions or personal journaling
As you see God's faithfulness on display in the lions' den, in the fiery furnace, and in the rise and fall of world empires, you'll gain a deep sense that God is in control.
The book of Revelation begins and ends with guarantees that its inspiring message leads to blessing. Popular Bible teacher and author Ron Rhodes guides readers on an encouraging journey through this prophetic book, interpreting its picturesque language and revealing its reassuring promises. Each short chapter is perfect for a group Bible study or a personal quiet time and includes...
- Scripture Reading and Insights--a short passage of Revelation and easy-to-understand notes on each verse
- Major Themes--brief summaries of the most important ideas
- Digging Deeper with Cross-References--several other passages readers can look up on relevant topics
- Life Lessons--practical and helpful applications to everyday life
- Questions for Reflection and Discussion--thought-provoking starters for group discussions or personal journaling
Readers who may have been confused or intimidated by Revelation will appreciate this easy-to-understand and practical presentation of its empowering truths.
This newest contribution to the 40 Questions series continues the tradition of excellent research presented in accessible language and clear writing. Designed for both students and general readers, this resource helps them make sense of one of the Bible's most difficult topics.
Schnabel, a professor at a leading seminary and the author of several major works, looks at the future of the world, the church, and Israel; the return of Jesus; and the millennium and the final judgment. He answers questions related to the rapture, the 144,000, the identity of the two witnesses, Armageddon, how to interpret Revelation, heaven and hell, and so forth.
The result is an even-handed treatment that avoids sensationalism and a "newspaper headline" approach to prophecy, that is, interpreting prophecy according to current events. Rather, Schnabel carefully studies the biblical text in light of its first-century context and draws biblically-based conclusions.
Other volumes in the 40 Questions series include 40 Questions About Elders and Deacons by Benjamin Merkle, 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible by Robert Plummer, and 40 Questions About Christians and Biblical Law by Thomas Schreiner.
You've heard about the tribulation, millennium, rapture, and antichrist, but you may wonder, what's all the debating about? Do most Christians agree on the big issues? And what about other topics--dispensationalism, interpretive views, timing of events...are they too complex for most folks to understand?
Not at all In this concise and easy-to-read review, respected Bible teacher Ron Rhodes identifies eight of the most important end-times discussions. Avoiding complex arguments, he highlights the most important biblical passages, summarizes a few of the most popular interpretations, and provides succinct conclusions. He demonstrates that the Bible's end-times teaching is intended to be a blessing for every believer.
As you compare and contrast the various viewpoints, you'll be able to enjoy constructive conversations with other Christians and support your own informed convictions. You'll also enrich your reading of the Scriptures and see how passages fit together in God's great plan for the ages.
In the near future, Tibor Tarent, a freelance photographer, is recalled from Anatolia to Britain when his wife, an aid worker, is killed--annihilated by a terrifying weapon that reduces its target to a triangular patch of scorched earth.A century earlier, Tommy Trent, a stage magician, is sent to the Western Front on a secret mission to render British reconnaissance aircraft invisible to the enemy. Present day. A theoretical physicist develops a new method of diverting matter, a discovery with devastating consequences that will resonate through time. Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of 2014.
Adventures in Immediate Irreality, the masterwork of the Romanian writer Max Blecher, vividly paints the crises of "irreality" that plagued him in his youth: eerie and unsettling mirages wherein he would glimpse future events. In gliding chapters that move with a peculiar dream logic of their own, this memoiristic novel sketches the tremulous, frightening, and exhilarating awakenings of a young man.