Category: Christian Living

  • Download E-books Guide to Ministering to Alzheimer's Patients and Their Families PDF

    By Pat Otwell

    Learn the way to enhance a good Alzheimer’s ministry.

    The Guide to Ministering to Alzheimer's sufferers and Their Families examines the significance of spirituality in facing the typical demanding situations of this mysterious sickness. now not a “how-to” handbook with step by step directions or attempted and precise formulation, this precise e-book as a substitute examines the basic components of ministering to dementia sufferers in line with the first-hand money owed of relations residing via soreness and uncertainty.

    The ebook explores the levels of Alzheimer's, grief and guilt, to be had assets, and implications of religious take care of sufferers and households. it really is both worthwhile as a textbook for graduate and undergraduate paintings, a reference for examine teams and seminars, and a primer for people with constrained wisdom of the illness.

    Ministers occasionally forget Alzheimer’s sufferers and their households simply because they believe they don’t be aware of what to assert or do although they wish to be obedient and devoted servants during this really good ministry. The Guide to Ministering to Alzheimer’s sufferers and Their Families communicates the suggestions, emotions, and wishes of these suffering from the affliction to aid ministers believe more well-off, convinced, and powerfuble as they strengthen a theological knowing of God, Alzheimer’s sufferers, and their position in ministry. The booklet additionally presents types for ministry; role-play eventualities; a pattern textual content for a care facility worship carrier, a care facility memorial carrier, and a funeral carrier for a Christian and a non-Christian in addition to a pattern clergy seminar application on Alzheimer’s ministry.

    The Guide to Ministering to Alzheimer’s sufferers and Their Families examines:

    • common features of early, gentle, reasonable, and serious Alzheimer’s
    • general information regarding Alzheimer’s
    • ethical decision-making
    • support crew ministry
    • respite care
    • religious rites
    • faith issues
    • heredity
    • hospitalization of Alzheimer’s patients
    • long-distance caregiving
    • working with different clergy

    The Guide to Ministering to Alzheimer’s sufferers and Their Families additionally contains a unique appendix of choices from the Scriptures. This booklet is a distinct source for all Christians who wish to minister to these laid low with Alzheimer’s—especially pastors, clergymen, chaplains, pastoral counselors, church leaders, healthcare execs, and seminary students.

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  • Download E-books God's Pursuit of Man: Tozer's Profound Prequel to The Pursuit of God PDF

    By A. W. Tozer

    Salvation is from our facet a call, from the divine facet […] a conquest of the main excessive God. – A. W. Tozer

    With phrases like those, Tozer shakes the soul. He crumbles the lies we think and calls us to the extra convinced way. 

    In those pages, Tozer says what it capacity to really be kept. it isn't in basic terms to assent to Jesus and move on our usual means, yet to be conquered through the Almighty God and invaded through His Spirit. A kept individual is a remodeled individual. allow Tozer upend you during this relocating prequel to The Pursuit of God. And being upended, could you be stumbled on status upright in an upside-down world.

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  • Download E-books The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth that Could Change Everything PDF

    By Brian D. McLaren

    When Brian McLaren begun providing an alternate imaginative and prescient of Christian religion and lifestyles in books equivalent to A New type of Christian and A beneficiant Orthodoxy, he ignited a firestorm of compliment and condemnation that keeps to unfold around the spiritual panorama. to a couple non secular conservatives, McLaren is a deadly insurgent with no doctrinally-correct reason. a few fundamentalist web content have even claimed he is in league with the satan and feature consigned him to flames.

    To others even though, Brian is a clean voice, a welcome antidote to the staleness, superficiality, and negativity of the spiritual establishment. a big selection of individuals from Evangelical, Catholic, and Mainline Protestant backgrounds declare that via his books they've got began to rediscover the religion they might misplaced or rejected. And world wide, many readers say that he has helped them find-for the 1st time of their lives-a religion that is sensible and jewelry precise. for plenty of, he articulates the promise of what's being referred to as "emerging Christianity."

    In The mystery Message of Jesus you can find what is on the heart of Brian's critique of traditional Christianity, and what is on the center of his increasing imaginative and prescient. within the technique, you will meet a Jesus who can be altogether new to you, a Jesus who is…

    • Not the crusading conqueror of spiritual broadcasting;
    • Not the non secular mascot of partisan religion;
    • Not heaven's ticket-checker, whose phrases were commandeered by way of the church to incorporate and exclude, pass judgement on and stigmatize, pacify and domesticate.

    McLaren invitations you to find afresh the remodeling message of Jesus-an open invitation to radical swap, an enlightening revelation that exposes sham and ignites desire, an epic tale that's excellent news for everybody, no matter what their gender, race, category, politics, or religion.

     "Pastor and best-selling writer McLaren revisits the gospel fabric from a fresh-and from time to time radical-perspective . . . He does a very good task of shooting Jesus' quiet, progressive style."

    --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    "Here McLaren stocks his personal ferocious trip in thinking about the lessons and activities of Jesus. it truly is McLaren's loss of salesmanship or schedule that creates a clean photograph of the guy from Galilee who replaced history."

    --Donald Miller, writer of Blue Like Jazz

    "In this serious e-book, Brian demanding situations us to invite what it will suggest to actually dwell the message of Jesus this present day, and therefore to possibility turning every thing upside down."

    --Jim Wallis, writer of God's Politics and editor of Sojourners

    "Compelling, an important and releasing: a e-book if you happen to search to adventure the blessed warmth of Christianity at its source."

    --Anne Rice, writer of Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

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  • Download E-books Street Saints: Renewing American Cities PDF

    By Barbara J. Elliott

    Based on 8 years of hands-on event and greater than three hundred interviews, Street Saints is either a e-book of motivational tales approximately unsung heroes and a sociological examine of the "faith factor," documenting faith-based courses which are treating social maladies in the US. This publication takes readers on a travel of groups and associations in the USA the place faith-based projects are creating a distinction. It deals thought, function versions, and instructions for those who want to provide again to their very own communities.

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  • Download E-books Catholicism, Protestantism, and Capitalism PDF

    By Amintore Fanfani

    This vintage paintings is an exhaustive philosophical, historic, and non secular examine the connection among Catholic and Protestant spiritual doctrine and either the old and ideological progress of capitalism. beginning with a definition of capitalism, Fanfani examines how that definition squares with Catholic and Protestant educating. He then seems to be on the old improvement of the capitalistic approach or mentality, and examines the expansion of the mind-set traditionally in mild of either the Protestant and Catholic doctrine on fiscal existence. this article is going to be of curiosity to all scholars of financial concept, philosophy, and Catholic or Christian studies.
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  • Download E-books The Sacred Echo PDF

    By Margaret Feinberg

    'Don't hear For the Voice of God. pay attention for His Echo.' whilst God particularly desires to get your consciousness, he does not simply say anything as soon as. He echoes. He speaks via a Sunday sermon, an opportunity dialog with a pal the following day, even a random e-mail. a similar topic, concept, impact, or lesson will repeat itself in mind-blowing and unforeseen methods till you understand that perhaps, simply possibly, God is at paintings.

    According to writer Margaret Feinberg, the repetitive nature of a sacred echo provides us self belief that God relatively is prompting, guiding, or major. The sacred echo reminds us to pay shut realization -- anything vital will be occurring the following. The sacred echo demanding situations us to prayerfully give some thought to how God is at paintings in our existence in addition to within the lives of these round us. The sacred echo is a call for participation to religious awakening. Margaret writes, 'I desire a dating with God the place prayer is as traditional as respiring. If God is the single in whom we're to stay and circulation and feature our being, then i need my each inhale infused along with his presence, my each exhale an extension of his love.' If that is your wish too, permit Sacred Echo be your advisor to a deeper, extra worthwhile dating with the God of the universe.
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  • Download E-books Dominion & Common Grace: The Biblical Basis of Progress PDF

    If the millennium is by means of nice uprising (Rev. 20:9-10), how can those rebels were Christians? in the event that they usually are not Christians, how can the millennium itself be Christian? what's the courting in background among saving grace and customary grace? North bargains specifically with the tough query of the weak point of the Church in background, and the ability of the God-haters in historical past. How is it that those that hate Christ appear to prosper, whereas Christians appear to be powerless?
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  • Download E-books Victory in Spiritual Warfare: Outfitting Yourself for the Battle PDF

    By Tony Evans

    Dr. Tony Evans, the most revered church leaders within the state, is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, a thriving congregation of 8000. during this well timed, distinct exploration of religious conflict, Dr. Evans unveils an easy but radical fact: each fight and clash confronted within the actual realm has its root within the religious realm.

    With ardour and readability, Dr. Evans demystifies non secular battle in order that readers can take on demanding situations and stumbling blocks with non secular power―God’s authority―as they:

    • understand how the conflict is fought via Satan
    • actively use the armor of God
    • find power in prayer and sufficiency in Christ
    • win over chemical, sexual, emotional, relational, and different strongholds

    Dr. Evans is compelling, right down to earth, and excited for believers to adventure their victory in Christ and include the lifestyles, desire, and objective God has for them.

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