In You Were Born for This, Bruce Wilkinson, author of the best-selling The Prayer of Jabez, reminds us that God regularly makes miracles happen. What Wilkinson also wants believers to understand is that God wants to use us to bring about these miracles in others’ lives.
“The truth is you were born to live a supernatural life doing God’s work by God’s power,” Wilkinson writes. “You were born to walk out your door each morning believing that God will use you to deliver a necessary miracle to someone in need. You were born for this.”
Featured in The Buzz is an excerpt from Wilkinson's new book. (Click here to purchase You Were Born for This.)
A New Way to See the World
You were born to expect a miracle today
What if I told you I’m certain you missed a miracle yesterday? And not just any miracle but one that heaven wanted to do through you to significantly change someone’s life for the better—maybe your own? read more
Author James L. Rubart combines Scripture with legend to create an engaging tale of self-discovery in Book of Days. The title refers to a book, mentioned in Psalm 139:16, in which God recorded every life before time began.
When Seattle video producer Cameron Vaux begins to lose his memory, he fears he will die young like his father. He intermittently recalls conversations with both his late wife, Jessie, and his dad about a legendary book in Three Peaks, Ore., which tells the future. Once dismissed as fantasy, the book now promises hope. read more
The former governor of Minnesota, takes readers into his heart, history and rise to power as a Republican governor in a traditionally blue state.
The fifth child of Gene and Ginny Pawlenty, the governor was raised in meat-packing mecca South St. Paul, where he regularly attended church and learned the value of hard work. His mother died when he was 16, but Pawlenty forged ahead to attend college and law school, marrying along the way. read more
Throughout his traditional Jewish upbringing, Jonathan Bernis was taught that being Jewish was not compatible with believing in Jesus as Messiah. Yet, through Bible study and a variety of divinely appointed encounters, Bernis was eventually faced with a startling realization: Jesus of Nazareth’s claim of messianic status is supported with overwhelming evidence from the Jewish Scriptures. read more
In his book Unconditional?, Brian Zahnd
challenges believers with a “radical call of Jesus to forgiveness.” Using
stories, historical and theological insights, Zahnd, pastor of Word of Life
Church in St. Joseph, Mo., reminds us of the foundation of Christianity.
Although forgiveness is not an easy command to obey, as Christians, we have the
grace to do so—no matter what.
Featured in The Buzz is an
excerpt from Zahnd’s new insightful book. (Click here to purchase Unconditional?)
What does it mean to be a
disciple? If someone were a disciple of the sitar master Ravi Shankar, it would
be assumed that they hoped to learn to play the sitar with great skill. If
someone were a disciple of a kung fu master, it would be assumed that they hope
to eventually master the art of kung fu. So, if we call ourselves disciples of
Jesus, what is it we are trying to learn? What is it that Jesus offers to teach
us when we heed the call to follow Him?
What is Jesus the master of, which we seek to learn? The answer is
“Life.” Jesus is the master of living well, living rightly, living truly. Jesus
is the master of living a human life as God intended. And at the center of Jesus’ teaching on how we should live is the
recurring theme of love and forgiveness.
For those who are serious about
being a disciple of Jesus, serious about learning to live the way He taught,
the Sermon on the Mount is of supreme importance. This is where Jesus sets
forth His radical vision of how we should live. And make no mistake about it;
it is radical—so radical that for much of Christian history, the church has
occupied theologians in finding ways to get around it. Some theologians have
suggested that Jesus never actually expected us to live the Sermon on the
Mount; rather it was a disingenuous teaching to “drive us to grace.” As the
argument goes, in attempting to live the Sermon on the Mount we would find it
simply can’t be done, and then we would look to grace as an alternative to
obeying Christ. Not grace to live the Sermon on the Mount, but grace not to
live it. This interpretation is pretty
far-fetched, to say the least, but surprisingly common. read more
Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Long | Thomas Nelson
An Amish Love is a collection of three romance novellas on matters of the heart.
Kelly Long’s Marriage of the Heart sees Abigail Kauffman wanting to escape the Amish way by deceiving Joseph Lambert into marrying her. Her patience helps Joseph in his return from English life, including facing his struggles of drug addiction.
Kathleen Fuller’s What the Heart Sees is the story of Ellie Chupp, blinded in a car accident that killed her best friend, Caroline. Five years later, Ellie’s courage to overcome her disability impacts Caroline’s former fiancé, Christopher Miller, when he returns to the community that once banned him.
Finally, Beth Wiseman’s Healing Hearts deals with the struggles in marriage as Naaman Lapp returns to his wife of 31 years, Levina, after spending a year in Ohio. Levina fears she may never trust the man she still loves and hopes that one day they can return to the love they once knew.
Entertaining and heartwarming, the three novellas in this collection weave together true characters of faith. A glossary of Amish terms, a group study and recipes are added bonus materials in the reading experience.
A delightful and compelling book – written with love using beautiful prose, flower photographs, Scriptures, and symbolism – that allows our senses to experience softness, gentleness, peace, and intimacy of Christian love. Expresses our deeper feelings by allowing the love of our Lord to flow over us – reveals God’s love and elicits a heartfelt response. Authored by the caretaker of a prayer garden.
New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees reveals how faith helped him return from a severe shoulder injury to become a Super Bowl champion. Drew’s faith inspired both a city and a team that people had almost written off.
Stovall Weems, pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Fla., issues a wake-up call for believers and shares how to end a season of dryness and walk afresh in relationship with God.
Weems encourages readers to fully surrender and learn a new way to pray and fast. The author doesn’t offer a life of rules and religion. He challenges us to strive for a deep, satisfying and motivating relationship with God.
“It’s time to wake up and put an end to spiritual sluggishness!” Weems declares. “I promise this year will be the best of your life if it is your best year spiritually.”
The 21-Day Plan included will help readers apply the principles discussed in Awakening.
Dr. Francisco Contreras and Daniel Kennedy have dedicated their lives to fighting the emotional and physical effects of cancer. In Beating Cancer, they offer practical and empowering scientific information that will give you hope as they explain twenty specific things you can do to improve your chance of slowing, and even reversing, cancer’s progression in your body.