His advice boils down to being conscientious about your thoughts so you can live a happy, productive life in God’s grace; don’t wake up wondering what kind of day it is going to be, decide! Osteen writes in this uplifting call to action that, one way or another, you are going to become what you think.
Though almost every Christian Sunday school puts on a Christmas pageant, there are few picture books that cover this annual holiday event, especially titles accessible to preschoolers. Children preparing to be in a pageant will enjoy this, as will Engelbreit’s many adult fans.
Readers who are open to these teachings and wonder why people do what they do will have their questions answered many times over.
On the whole, however, MacDonald's faux memoir is not nearly funny enough to justify the reader's time.
So many things are right in this novel that I wished — almost angrily — that a few things had been bette...And the ending struck me as contrived. But then, I could say the same about “Jane Eyre,” which I love. The bottom line: Read it.
Written in a blog-like style, the book will help inspire those who find their lives turned upside down to pay closer attention to their current circumstances and open their hearts to change. In doing so, Martin writes, they may find a more meaningful purpose in life.
For his part, Gordon, who certainly has tales to tell, comes off as a blowhard on one page and a meditative beachcomber on the next even as his indifferently written narrative careens between dressing rooms and green rooms, rockers and foodies. On the B-list, as showbiz memoirs go, but entertaining enough.
This book is a one-of-a-kind teaching, a rare delight for those who want to live their lives more fully, with the ability to look adversity in the eye and find their first reaction is to breathe deeply and smile.
The novel is not without flaws—slow pacing, overuse of colloquialism, odd leaps back to the early days—but it remains endearing and entertaining to the end.
This is not for the drive-by reader looking for self-help gospel truths, but those interested in acquaintance and engagement with the use of reason in argumentation will find an open door, nagging questions, and a lot to learn.
Through a series of surveys and studies, the authors discovered many positives about how churches function as well as areas where churches can improve outreach programs...Readers will be delighted by the lively approach of this primer for developing church communities.
...it’s perplexing to read a book filled with name-dropping and international travel that’s meant to persuade readers to embrace humility and simplicity. Despite the rhetorical issues, however, the book’s themes are well worth pondering.
With his keen eye for excellent spiritual writing, explicitly religious or not, Doyle offers an array of choices that may, in his words, “open the most stunning doors.”
After the aggression of the God v science debates, Mr Spencer’s book is a gentler, though no less provocative, contribution to the discussion. It is beautifully written, too.
Hurtado writes with a measured tone and learned authority. Those wishing to know more about early Christianity will find much here.
...for those who fear science will rob them of both God and Christian community, this work may offer much-needed hope that Christianity and science can coexist.
Inspirational storyteller and bestselling author Lucado puts a fresh spin on the birth of Jesus. Focused on God's undiscriminating love for all, Lucado blends present-day holiday traditions with the biblical account of Christ's birth.
Aiming his book at Christians who may be struggling with their faith because of a lack of enthusiasm for attending a traditional church, Hatmaker offers an opportunity for a paradigm shift that puts the onus on the individual to make a difference in the lives of others, rather than becoming absorbed in their own.
With dramatic, only occasionally maudlin prose, Rinaldi captures the compelling urgency of the indelible event and fondly tips his hat to Crowther, an exemplary embodiment of human compassion and selflessness. A moving, deeply felt tribute to a courageous individual who sacrificed his life to save others.
Kimmel’s shorter, more dialogue-driven narrative carries readers to an understanding of Gabriel’s revelation seven years later, when the soldier returns. A moving update of a powerful story.