The President's Devotional
The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama
Paperback ISBN: 0062265296
An inspirational collection of morning devotionals, which weave together scripture, song, prayer, and reflections, help readers start each day with the words that have inspired President Obama during his time in office.
His Life and Influence
Paperback ISBN: 1595551042
If there were such a job as the nation's pastor, Billy Graham would be the prime candidate. Having known more American presidents, foreign leaders, and famous people than any other American living or dead, Billy Graham has been uniquely able to speak to the heart of the average person and bring peace and clarity to a nation in trying times. Graham's ministry flourished during a challenging period in the American experience, when the nation was coming to terms with its unexpected new strength in the world and grappling with the most serious racial and social upheavals since the Civil War. Now acclaimed author and former Time magazine senior correspondent David Aikman sheds new and deserved light on that influence, probing critical episodes of Graham's life that help explain his profound impact, both on the public life of America and other nations and the private lives of their cultural and political leaders.
7 Practices of Effective Ministry
Hardcover ISBN: 1590523733
There's no scoreboard in the sanctuary, and the only plate is probably for the offering. But every church leader needs to know how to win, and every congregation needs to know when to cheer. This insightful book speaks to every church leader who yearns for a simpler, more effective approach to ministry. An engaging parable about one overwhelmed pastor is followed by an overview of seven successful team practices, each one developed and applied in a ministry setting. Reinforced by relevant discussion questions, these clear, easy, and strategic practices can turn any ministry into a winning team.
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Paperback ISBN: 0307742881
The award-winning author of A History of God shares practical recommendations for promoting world peace by cultivating one's intrinsic tendencies for compassion, outlining a program for achieving mindfulness and engaging in acts of kindness. Reprint.
Devotions For A Sacred Marriage
A Year Of Weekly Devotions For Couples
Hardcover ISBN: 0310255953
This book of fifty-two devotionals is a companion to Gary Thomas's Sacred Marriage, which enables couples to think and act upon the premise: What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?
What Charity Would Look Like If We Cared About Results
Hardcover ISBN: 0062307266
Argues that many legitimate charities, especially ones run by religious groups, do nothing to reduce poverty and dependency, and examines the types of results-oriented projects that would encourage such social changes.
I and Thou
Paperback ISBN: 0684717255
Martin Buber's I and Thou has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent writers have acknowledged its influence on their work; students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born since World War II considers Buber as one of its prophets. The need for a new English translation has been felt for many years. The old version was marred by many inaccuracies and misunderstandings, and its recurrent use of the archaic "thou" was seriously misleading. Now Professor Walter Kaufmann, a distinguished writer and philosopher in his own right who was close to Buber, has retranslated the work at the request of Buber's family. He has added a wealth of informative footnotes to clarify obscurities and bring the reader closer to the original, and he has written a long "Prologue" that opens up new perspectives on the book and on Buber's thought. This volume should provide a new basis for all future discussions of Buber.