Blasphemy! Heresy! Who does this man think he is, claiming to speak directly to God?! Jesus did it, Muhammad did it, the Jewish prophets did it, but none of their Gods had the sardonic wit or raw verve of Prophet Walsch's God. Neale Donald Walsch isn't claiming to be the Messiah of a new religion, just a frustrated man who sat down one day with pen in his hand and some tough questions in his heart. As he wrote his questions to God, he realized that God was answering them... directly... through Walsch's pen. The result, far from the apocalyptic predictions or cultic eccentricities you might expect, turns out to be matter-fact, in-your-face wisdom on how to get by in life while remaining true to yourself and your spirituality.
Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali.
This title has been reissued in large format with a new cover to tie in with the rebranding of all Alpha products. The text has been revised and updated and the Scripture quotations are now from the inclusive language edition of the NIV.
In a society where wealth is often the measurement of success, popular author and Bible teacher Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe unravels Ephesians to reveal the countercultural nature of the gospel. Through helpful illustrations and analysis, he opens our eyes to the riches that we already have in Christ—though we rarely take advantage of them.Not only has God given us the promise of an eternity in heaven, He has given us the reality of a relationship with Him right here on earth. Be encouraged in this good news and stop seeking the things of this world, for we already have the priceless gift of eternal life in Christ!
In the rainforests of Peru, an ancient manuscript has been discovered. Within its pages are 9 key insights into life itself - insights each human being is predicted to grasp sequentially, one insight then another, as we move toward a completely spiritual culture on Earth
You have never read a book like this before...
The Celestine Prophecy contains secrets that are currently changing our world. Drawing on the ancient wisdom found in a Peruvian manuscript, it tells you how to make connections between the events happening in your own life right now…and lets you see what is going to happen to you in the years to come.
The story it tells is a gripping one of adventure and discovery, but it is also a guidebook that has the power to crystalize your perceptions of why you are where you are in life…and to direct your steps with a new energy and optimism as you head into tomorrow.
A book that comes along just once in a lifetime to change lives forever.
JAMES REDFIELD is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books, including The Tenth Insight, The Secret of Shambhala, The Celestine Vision, God and the Evolving Universe and, of course the phenomenal international bestseller, The Celestine Prophecy. This title was was a Sunday Times bestseller, spent more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list and. was also the world’s No.1 bestselling work of fiction for two consecutive years. The long-awaited film of The Celestine Prophecy will be released in 2007. James Redfield lives in Alabama with his wife Salle.
A spiritual classic...A book to read and reread, to cherish, and to give to friends,A gripping adventure story filled with intrigue, suspense and spiritual revelations,A fabulous book about experiencing life…I couldn't put it down,If you’ve ever wondered what the formula is for an “inspirational” bestseller, with promising potential for cult status, look no further.
The sequel to THE HOLY BLOOD AND THE HOLY GRAIL reissued in a stunning new look
THE STARTLING, FRIGHTENINGLY CONVINCING SEQUEL TO THE HOLY BLOOD AND THE HOLY GRAIL THAT REVEALS THE VERY NATURE OF THE MESSIANIC LEGACY
After the shocking revelations of The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail the authors, in their quest to determine the discrepancies between early and modern 'Christian' thought, found that they were forced to ask such questions as:
*Was there more than one Christ?
* Was Christ the founder of Christianity?
* Were the disciples as peace-loving as it is traditionally assumed?
*What links the Vatican, the CIA, the KGB, the Mafia, Freemasonry, P2, Opus Dei and the Knights Templar
*What mysterious modern crusade implicates British industry, Churchill and de Gaulle, the EEC and Solidarity?
The Messianic Legacy offers enthralling new investigations into the shadowy society of the 'Prieure de Sion' - 'The Guardians of the Holy Grail' - as the authors discover the murky world of politics, finance, freemasonry, and religion that exists beneath the most solid and conservative seeming of European institutions. The ominous global conspiracy of disinformations they uncovered ensures that The Messianic Legacy us an up-to-the-minute thriller and a work of biblical detection that is even more significant than The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail
Michael Baigent graduated from Christchurch University, New Zealand. Richard Leigh followed up his degree from Tufts University, Boston, with postgraduate studies at the University of Chicago and Stony Brook New York State University. They are co-authors of The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail, The Messianic Legacy and The Temple and the Lodge.
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Astrologer and psychic expert Carl Rider gives simple guidelines and teach-yourself exercises for successful psychic development, including clairvoyance, dream experiments, supernatural perception and telling fortunes.
Today more Americans than ever consider themselves to be "spiritual" people, and yet attendance at religious institutions is down, perhaps because many of us are searching for a way to encounter the divine on our own terms. In this groundbreaking, eloquently written work, renowned religious scholar Andrew Harvey builds on his twenty-five-year study of the world’s various mystical traditions, from Buddhism to the Kabbalah, to create an illuminating spiritual map that anyone can use to develop a direct path to the divine without relying on churches, gurus, or other intermediaries. Perfect for anyone who yearns for fresh teachings and wisdom that will bring them closer to their life’s purpose and meaning, The Direct Path is an intelligent, beautifully crafted masterpiece from one of today's most celebrated and respected spiritual luminaries.
The Secret Spiritual World of Children: The Breakthrough Discovery that Profoundly Alters Our Conventional View of Children's Mystical Experiences
Many of the great mystics and sages in history have told us that their spiritual realizations began in childhood. Gandhi, Albert Einstein, and Abraham Lincoln are just a few famous figures who have reported these events. Based on more than five years of interviews, this book combines startling firsthand accounts of secret spiritual lives, including recollections from adults who have forgotten or repressed such experiences in childhood. The author explains how parents, educators, and therapists can recognize, identify, and nurture children's deep spiritual connections. The book is divided into ten chapters treating the phenomena of wisdom, wonder, and visions, and guiding parents along the spiritual path, building a curriculum, and learning from children.
Psychic Children: Revealing the Intuitive Gifts and Hidden Abilities of Boys and Girls
The respected, world-renowned New York Timesbestselling psychic takes on an intriguing new subjectthe psychic abilities of children. Sylvia Browne shares profound stories of how children can be channels to the Other Side.A childs world is comprised of extraordinary thingsvivid imaginations, imaginary friends, Zen-like nadveté, and a heightened sense of good and evil. In fact, it is now in vogue to proclaim that certain children are a direct channel to God, calling them Indigo Children or Crystal Children. But psychic Sylvia Browne knows these are merely fashionable labels. She recognizes that allchildren have unusual psychic gifts and abilitiesincluding each one of usbut society has been conflicted about those gifts, at times cherishing them and often stifling them over the centuries.Sylvia Browne writes from personal experience. After her own psychic abilities were revealed at age three, her mother tolerated but never encouraged her startling talent. Brownes own son would exhibit psychic abilities of his own as a toddler, which she fully embraced and supported. What Browne has learned over a lifetime is that psychic gifts are present at incredibly tender ages; they are, in her view, special blessings from God. Some children learn to develop them while others are pressed to ignore them. In Psychic Childrenshe illuminates the phenomenon, issuing a call to society for more understanding and acceptance of these remarkable children.
There are so many good things about Christmas: family, friends, food and presents. But what's underneath all the Christmas wrappings? It can be easy to relegate the Nativity to simply a play performed by thousands of school children; to think of the baby Jesus as nothing more than a character in the Silent Night carol. But that would be missing something absolutely crucial that can impact and transform our entire lives. Christmas is so incredible, it's been celebrated for 2,000 years. The essence of it? God wanted to communicate with humankind, but he knew that many were struggling to understand who he was and what he was all about. So he didn't sit back and complain about it - he came to earth to reveal himself to us. This Christmas why not look beyond all the trappings and discover something more about who God really is and exactly how he feels about us. Find out how we lost our connection with God and how our connection can be restored.
The Cosmic Ordering Service is the new self-help phenomenon. It is recognised as the book that turned TV presenter Noel Edmonds' life around. Bestselling author Barbel Mohr teaches you how to fulfil all your wishes just by placing an order with the universe. She has used the Cosmic Ordering Service to gain her dream job, the ideal man, money, health even a castle to live in! Mohr has taught hundreds and thousands of others how to listen to your inner voice, place your order, sit back, and let marvellous things happen.
An advent title from the author of Lent bestseller, The Day He Died. The Way it Was is a look at the evangelists' account of the birth of Jesus, to light up the background of what they've written, and to try to see more closely the personalities they glance at, and who play so large a part in the events surrounding the birth. It's no more than an attempt at an exposition of the familiar Gospel text we hold in our hands, in the hope of feeling a way through the mists and notions that cloud the evangelists' record, to see the birth the way it was. And, in the process to see more clearly the movement of the hand of God in the history of nations, and the affairs of ordinary mortals.
From the back cover: For several years Joanna Barratt has been writing about her experiences as a Christian in Barratt Ministries Challenge newsletter. Each article she wrote was designed to be read alongside another teaching article on the Sermon on the Mount by her husband Maurice. Joanna sought to bring the teaching of Jesus into a practical perspective and shed some light on what it means to live and experience the Sermon on the Mount in daily life. Joanna writes boldly and honestly, not afraid to share her weaknesses and failures as well as her strengths and successes, and over the years many people have responded to her articles in Challenge and said how they have been encouraged, challenged or spurred on in their Christian walk. Learning from Life is the second book of selected articles from Challenge . Each article is preceded by a summary of the Sermon on the Mount teaching which originally accompanied it.
The corpse in her path was Bayley Foster's first warning. The second? A break-in at Bayley's own home! She's certain that the stalker who once tormented her has returned to toy with her again. But has her stalker truly escalated to murder? Her fiercely protective neighbor, police detective Cruse Conyers, is determined to get answers. Even if it takes him into the murky depths of the criminal underworld. What he uncovers adds a terrifying twist to the case that could land both Cruse and Bayley in the cross fire….
The second book in the series following on from the bestselling Rainforest AdventuresChildren are fascinated with the natural world around them and with facts and information about animals that they have never seen. However often good nature programmes on T.V. or articles in magazines centre on evolution and completely ignore the Creator. Each story has a Bible verse and lesson for the reader to take away. Written by someone who spent his life in the Rainforest this book has the added benefit of being written by someone who has been there lived there and experienced the culture not just someone who has read the encyclopaedias.
David Jeremiah's teaching on the Epistle of James invites us to appropriate God's supernatural strength to meet the challenges of our lives. James was written for those who want God's wisdom and who are resolved to walk the rough road to Christian maturity.
Breakfast with God: Spiritual Food for Every Day: v. 1
Breakfast with God takes daily Bible reading to new levels of relevance. Have a seat and choose from the funky selections on our menu: Orange Juice -- a short Scripture reading The Big Breakfast -- the full lowdown for when you can linger awhile Continental -- if you're either in a rush or want to add to the study Coffee -- an idea, thought or prayer Offering a whole year of choice servings from the popular four-volume Breakfast with God series, this hearty book is big on spiritual nourishment. It's filled with stories and readings written in easy-to-understand language to help you see God at work in all aspects of life. So start your day right, with a healthy breakfast!
The Fight: Practical Handbook for Christian Living
To know God's word; to share the faith; to communicate with God; to find God's will; Far from taking a holy holiday, a heavenly escape route, persevering in the Christian life is a struggle. We need to understand clearly what we are fighting for. And we need to know in the depths of our being that the eternal God loves us and plans only our highest good - more trust in him, more likeness to him. That love will bring pain as intense as the joy we feel. For the Christian life is a fight.
The hymnbook for the BBC TV programme ‘Songs of Praise’. Contains the 100 most used hymns. Each hymn printed in large, easy to read type. Every hymn has a note on the author, theme or the circumstances in which it was composed. Attractive illustrations throughout.
Many parishes would like to "do something" about parish renewal but lack the time and resources to implement a full program. This book provides a complete and full resource for any parish. It considers firstly the role and mission of the parish and helps those responsible for devising a program to discern their vision of what their parish might be. It also presents what has been learned over the years about what is involved in parish renewal. Parish renewal is about a new way of being together in the parish; it invites God's people to think about parish in a new way.
Practical instruction for living a confident life in a world filled with chaos and crisis.In the New York Times bestseller What in the World Is Going On? Dr. David Jeremiah summarized ten prophetic clues that are coming true in our own generation. In light of these chaotic events, how can we continue to live a life of commitment and confidence? Looking through the lens of the same verses that speak of Christ's return, Dr. Jeremiah now points us to the habits we must establish that will form a pattern for living with certain hope in our uncertain times. They include how to stay: Centered in Christ Committed to the Word Compassionate toward others Connected to the church Consistent in your walk Calm in your heart Certain of His coming Confident in your faith
They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It
They Must Be Stopped is New York Times bestselling author Brigitte Gabriel’s warning to the world: We can no longer ignore the growth of radical Islam--we must act soon, and powerfully. Gabriel challenges our western and politically-correct notions about Islam, demonstrating why radical Islam is so deadly and how we can halt its progress.Brigitte Gabriel speaks her mind:*Fundamentalist Islam is a religion rooted in 7th century teachings that are fundamentally opposed to democracy and equality.*Radical Islamists are utterly contemptuous of all “infidels” (non-Muslims) and regard them as enemies worthy of death.*Madrassas in America are increasing in number, and they are just one part of a growing radical Islamic army on US soil.*Radical Islam exploits the US legal system and America’s protection of religion to spread its hatred for western values.*America must organize a unified voice that says “enough” to political correctness, and demands that government officials and elected representatives do whatever is necessary to protect us.Brigitte Gabriel has fearlessly faced down critics, death threats, and political correctness, and is one of the most sought after terrorism experts in the world. They Must Be Stopped is her clarion call to action. Gabriel thoroughly addresses the historical and religious basis of radical Islam, its frightening encroachment into societies around the world, and its abuses of democracy in the name of religion. Brigitte Gabriel is a US-based journalist and news producer who started her career as an anchor for World News, an evening Arabic news program. As a terrorism expert and the founder of the nonprofit organization ACT! for America, Brigitte Gabriel travels widely and speaks regularly on topics related to the Middle East. She has addressed audiences at the FBI, the United States Special Operations Command, the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Joint Forces Staff College, among others. They Must Be Stopped is The New York Times bestselling author Brigitte Gabriel’s warning to the world; she asserts that the growth of radical Islam can no longer be ignored. Gabriel challenges western and politically correct notions about Islam, arguing that radical Islam is a deadly threat and making a call to halt its progress. Brigitte Gabriel speaks her mind on Fundamentalist Islam, a religion she says is rooted in seventh century teachings that are inherently opposed to democracy and equality. According to Gabriel, radical Islamists hold all non-Muslims in contempt and regard them as enemies. She looks at the growth of madrassas in America, and says that the schools are one small part of what she calls a growing radical Islamic army within the United States. Gabriel argues that radical Islam exploits the United States legal system and abuses America’s protection of religion. She implores America to organize a unified voice that says “enough” to political correctness, and demands that government officials and elected representatives do whatever is necessary to protect the country from the group that she believes must be stopped.Brigitte Gabriel has faced down critics, death threats, and political correctness, and is one of the most sought after terrorism experts in the world. They Must Be Stopped is her call to action. Gabriel thoroughly addresses the historical and religious basis of radical Islam and shows why she fears its encroachment into societies around the world. They Must Be Stopped is also available on CD as an unabridged audiobook. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
From the Back Cover: After a traumatic childhood, Joanna Barratt grew up rebellious and independent. With a successful career as a singer/songwriter behind her, Joanna s life took a massive turn when at the age of 37 she married and, 3 years later, had her first child. Tough on the exterior, she was still a little girl inside, and found herself floundering, vulnerable and unable to cope with everyday family life. Joanna speaks candidly of her own needs and how her husband Maurice proved to be the strength of God demonstrated in the physical form of a man that she needed to fashion her and re-educate her thinking. Play the Man takes a woman s perspective on the qualities women seek in a man qualities of character that will help them spiritually and practically. Men will find inspiring thoughts in these pages to enable them to meet the challenge and cause conflict in the home to cease.
Michele Guinness responds to the countless people who have asked her for help to live out their Christian faith the Jewish way. Following "Child of the Covenant", she reveals more of her own story and how God can be found in the mundane and ordinary, in the daily grind, in washing, eating and working, at home, in the heart of the extended family, and also in vibrant communal celebration. Following the seasons to demonstrate the rhythm of Jewish life, the author includes recipes and Jewish prayers, meditations and suggestions for sevices - not least a Passover service - that can be held in the home as well as in church.
From local Madrid idol to Kop hero and European Championship winner, one of soccer's hottest properties talks about the unique challenges faced in his two years in England, with candid snapshots of his life on and off the field At the age of 25, Spain's Fernando Torres has already established himself as one of the Liverpool greats and a proud wearer of the fabled No. 9 shirt. His first book tells the captivating story of his career to date. Nicknamed "El Nino" (The Kid), Torres opens up about life on the streets beside Atletico's Vicente Calderon stadium, signing for the club at 15, and appointed club captain by 19. When Liverpool broke their club transfer record to bring Torres to Anfield in 2007, it proved the turning point in his career. Competing in the goldfish bowl of the English Premier League, playing alongside Liverpool heroes like Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher and in the company of Spanish teammates Pepe Reina, Xavi Alonso, and Albert Rieira, and performing in front of the Kop who quickly adopted him as one of their own, Torres describes what it means to him to play on one of the greatest stages in world soccer and compares and contrasts life in Spain with his new career in England. Torres also discusses his life out of the spotlight with his childhood sweetheart Olalla, his family and friends, and what inspires and motivates him.
God wants to use you to make an eternal difference in the lives of your friends. And there's no better time than now. After age nineteen, the chance of your friends coming to Christ drops to 6 percent. That's right: 6 percent. That means if anyone is going to help them discover a real relationship with the God who loves them, it will probably need to be you. If you're like many Christians, you really want to share your faith, but you don't know how. Just the thought might seem scary. You don't have to act weird or become someone you're not. What's so cool is that God wants to use you the way you are--your interests, your personality, your strengths, and even some of your weaknesses. You'll be amazed at how these are the very things the Holy Spirit can use to help you confidently relate to your friends and introduce them to Jesus Christ. Forget about long, boring lectures. The exciting sessions in this book are full of lively discussions, role playing, and all kinds of opportunities to interact with your group. You won't just get to know your group members better, you'll get to know yourself better, too. You'll find out which of the six evangelism styles fits you.You'll learn how to share your faith in a natural, authentic way with other students who need God's love and truth. And you'll discover the unbeatable joy of seeing people you care about become real followers of Christ! It's designed to be most effective when used in conjunction with the Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition Leader's Guide as you use the Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition evangelism course curriculum kit.
Angels Watching Over Me: An Extraordinary Investigation into Experiences of Afterlife Communication
Offers a glimpse into the magical stories of communication between our world and the next. This work illustrates the power of real-life spontaneous afterlife experiences and how they show that life goes on after we leave the physical realm.
At the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, Massachusetts, the Liturgy of the Hours is observed each day by members of the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical Christian community in the Benedictine monastic tradition. This book presents a modified version of the Liturgy of the Hours used by the community, providing four weeks of services, with three services for each day. For Christians everywhere, in all walks of life, The Little Book of Hours is an invitation to experience the richness and beauty of this ancient prayer practice. Book jacket.
Well meaning,hard working Christians can end up killing the church. Youth workers can't just turn up on a Friday night and expect results. Andy Hickford brings years of experience as a youth pastor and minister into this helpful book aimed at youth leaders and all church leaders. He argues for putting young people at the heart of the church NOW, not sidelining them as potential for the future. This affects the way we preach the Gospel, the way we choose leaders and the whole way we do church.
The central thesis of The Christlike God is that Jesus is the reflection in human life of the being of God. John Taylor begins by pointing out how few religious people-or non-religious people- ever stop and think about God,but tend to live with an unconscious stereotype. He discusses throughout the text how we acquire our idea of God, the nature of revelation experience, and the range of reflection on God both within and out-with the Christian tradition. Bishop John Taylor was one of the twentieth century's leading Anglican missionary statesmen. An ecumenist,Africanist and theologian of internatioanl repute, he served as a General Secretary of the Church MIssionary Society at a crucial stage in its development and later became Bishop of Windsor.
Isaac draws questioners' attention away from the looping logic that keeps them stuck. Ordinary life with its set mentalities, he says, is a bad movie. Psychologically engaging in problem solving glorifies problems. Experimenting with the radical option of simple mindedness is his effective option.
Knit Together: Discoering God's Pattern for Your life
Debbie Macomber calls KNIT TOGETHERthe project of her heart.Whenever she speaks, her theme issimple: don't be afraid to dream. Godcreated us for a reason, and when wecome to recognize our deepest longing,we can discover His plan for ourlives. Full of encouragement anddivine empowerment for women,the book centers around the Bible'sassurance that God knits each one ofus together in our mother's womb.Debbie deftly weaves her own storythroughout the book, using the knittingtheme of her most recent bestsellers to create metaphorsthat explore God's handiwork in creating us for a purpose.