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The last thing singles want is more rules. But if you’re looking for an intentional, God-pleasing game plan for finding a future spouse, Joshua Harris delivers an appealing one. A compelling new foreword, an all-new “8 Great Courtship Conversations” section, and updated material throughout makes this five-year revision of the original Boy Meets Girl a must-have! Harris illustrates how biblical courtship—a healthy, joyous alternative to recreational dating—worked for him and his wife. Boy Meets Girl presents an inspiring, practical example for readers wanting to pursue the possibility of marriage with someone they may be serious about.
Are you ready for “romance with purpose”?
If you’re fed up with self-centered relationships that end in disillusionment, it’s time to rethink romance. Finding the loving, committed relationship you want shouldn’t mean throwing away your hopes, your integrity, or your heart.
In Boy Meets Girl, Joshua Harris —the guy who kissed dating goodbye—makes the case for courtship. As old-fashioned as it might sound, courtship is what modern day relationships desperately need. Think of it as romance chaperoned by wisdom, cared for by community, and directed by God’s Word.
Filled with inspiring stories from men and women who have rediscovered courtship, Boy Meets Girl is honest, romantic, and refreshingly biblical. Keep God at the center of your relationship as you discover how to:
• Set a clear course for your romance
• Get closer without compromise
• Find support in a caring community
• Deal with past sexual sin
• Make the right decisions about your future
New! Courtship Conversations
Eight ideas for great dates that will help grow and guide your relationship.
Story Behind the Book
“I wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye to challenge singles to drop the worldly approach to serial dating and reconsider the way they pursued romance in light of God’s Word. Since then, I’ve received letters asking questions like, So, what comes between friendship and marriage? and, How can you know when you are ready for marriage? Boy Meets Girl answers those questions. Now as a happily married man I can look back on my courtship with Shannon and see from personal experience that God is faithful. If you trust Him enough to wait on romance in dating, He will lovingly guide you as you pursue it in courtship…right to that wonderful moment when you kneel together at the altar.” — Joshua Harris
Based on the author's talks to his American students, Returning to Silence contains the basic teachings of the Buddha, with special emphasis on the meaning of faith and on meditation. It also offers a commentary on "The Bodhisattva's Four Methods of Guidance" from Dogen Zenji's Shobogenzo, which speaks in depth about the appropriate actions of those who guide others in the practice of the Buddha Way. Throughout these pages, Katagiri Roshi energetically brings to life the message that "Buddha is your daily life."
Here are clear and concise definitions in the areas of faith, worship, morals, history, theology, spirituality. The only such dictionary compiled since Vatican Council II, and incorporating post-conciliar terms and expressions, it is alphabetically arranged with appropriate cross-references. The Appendix features the Credo of the People of God, a complete listing of popes, and an updated ecclesiastical calendar of the Roman rite with saints for each day of the year.
This handy primer is a worthy companion to the author's bestselling Catholic Catechism, and one that belongs in every home library.
• Choosing values
• Aiming for excellence
• Maintaining integrity
• Finding the courage to change
• Helping others reach their potential
Arranged with your busy schedule in mind, this book offers you Blanchard's most important concepts in an accessible format. You can reach for instant motivation and insight on a daily basis or soak it up in one reading. Powerfully challenging and deeply inspiring, The Heart of a Leader will enable you to develop the courageous heart of a true leader, master key attitudes and actions to impact lives around you, and enjoy the profound wisdom that only Ken Blanchard can deliver.
Tim Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he pulls his insights into a thoughtful and practical book for readers everywhere.
With deep conviction and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about work today. In fact, the Christian view of work—that we work to serve others, not ourselves—can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship—not just of self-interest.
The Bible is full of accounts of miraculous healing. And God is moving as amazingly today as he was back then. Thousands are being healed all over the world--and his children are part of it.
For the first time, premier renewal leaders Bill Johnson and Randy Clark team up to equip Christians to minister healing. Grounded from start to finish in Scripture, Johnson and Clark lay out the rich theological and historical foundation for healing in the church today. Full of inspiring stories, this book offers practical, proven, step-by-step guidance to ministering healing, including how to
• understand the authority of the believer in healing
• create an atmosphere of faith
• receive words of knowledge
• implement the five-step model of healing prayer
The ministry of healing is not reserved for a select few. God's miraculous healing is part of the Good News--and every believer can become a conduit for his healing power.
"Awareness will be the critical test of American business in the next decade. I call it the 'business of awareness.'" --F.X. Maguire, Hearth Communications Group
The heart of Anthony de Mello's bestselling spiritual message is awareness. Mixing Christian spirituality, Buddhist parables, Hindu breathing exercises, and psychological insight, de Mello's words of hope come together in Awareness in a grand synthesis.
In short chapters for reading in quiet moments at home or at the office, he cajoles and challenges: We must leave this go-go-go world of illusion and become aware. And this only happens, he insists, by becoming alive to the needs and potential of others, whether at home or in the workplace.
Here, then, is a masterful book of the spirit, challenging us to wake up in every aspect of our lives.
In his continuing search for a deeper understanding of the spiritual life, Henri Nouwen traveled twice to the Trappist monastery in the Genesee Valley of upstate New York. His first visit inspired The Genesee Diary, a moving account of his daily experiences and of contemporary monastic life. When he returned five years later, the familiar, comfortable daily rhythms of the contemplative life led him to concentrate his attention on meditation. He disciplined himself to write a prayer each day, an endeavor that became this extraordinary book.
In these daily prayers, Father Nouwen confronts his own inner chaos as he tries to create a space in his heart where God can dwell. Powerful, searching, and painfully honest, Nouwen’s prayers, confessions, and petitions point to the final goal of all spiritual life: to live unceasingly in the presence of God. Like The Wounded Healer and The Return of the Prodigal Son, A Cry for Mercy is filled with freshness and insight. It speaks directly to the contemporary Christian’s need for a meaningful spirituality, a disciplined inner life, and a real sense of the divine presence in everyday life.
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· Connecting with nature
· Relating to plants
· Singing and chanting
· Pilgrimage and holy places.
The effects of spiritual practices are now being investigated scientifically as never before, and many studies have shown that religious and spiritual practices generally make people happier and healthier.
Rupert Sheldrake summarizes the latest scientific research on what happens when we take part in these practices, and suggests ways that readers can explore these fields for themselves. For those who are religious, Science and Spiritual Practices will illuminate the evolutionary origins of their own traditions and give a new appreciation of their power. For the non-religious, this book will show how the core practices of spirituality are accessible to all, even if they do not subscribe to a religious belief system.
This is a book for anyone who suspects that in the drive towards radical secularism, something valuable has been left behind. Rupert Sheldrake believes that by opening ourselves to the spiritual dimension we may find the strength to live more wholesome and fulfilling lives.
Angels have a vital role in the Kingdom of God--and in the lives of believers. Yet many Christians treat the existence of angels lightly or fail to consider them at all. In Angels Are Real Judith MacNutt pulls back the curtain on this intriguing topic, recounting inspiring, true-life stories and miraculous interactions, revealing what the Bible says about these heavenly beings, and offering insight into the spiritual realm. She draws on solid scriptural support to explore
· what angels look like
· what they do
· why they are important in believers' lives
· the heavenly hierarchy
· what fallen angels are
· and more.
Angels Are Real is an accessible, comprehensive, encouraging guide for Christians. When believers grasp the importance of angels to God--and themselves--they will better understand God's power and his extraordinary love.
Trust Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe, pastor and Bible teacher for over forty years, to take you chapter-by-chapter through the various topics in this important book, all the while keeping a steady eye on the main message of the book: Christ is the victor, and in Christ, we are also victorious.
Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away from it or cover it up by consuming. We find something to eat or turn on the television. But unless we’re able to face our suffering, we can’t be present and available to life, and happiness will continue to elude us.
Nhat Hanh shares how the practices of stopping, mindful breathing, and deep concentration can generate the energy of mindfulness within our daily lives. With that energy, we can embrace pain and calm it down, instantly bringing a measure of freedom and a clearer mind.
No Mud, No Lotus introduces ways to be in touch with suffering without being overwhelmed by it. "When we know how to suffer," Nhat Hanh says, "we suffer much, much less." With his signature clarity and sense of joy, Thich Nhat Hanh helps us recognize the wonders inside us and around us that we tend to take for granted and teaches us the art of happiness.
The tone is light and the text is full of useful application, making it a great resource for daily devotions. It is backed by substantial scholarship for those who want more.
God’s promises are the substance of faith. The very term promise implies action from God to us. The Greatest Bible Promises series provides you with a deeper understanding of God’s enduring Word through accompanying insights from Smith Wigglesworth’s best works. Categorized by topic, this book will give you promise verses to claim, hold on to, and live out day by day.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you. John 14:26
God never made mankind to be a failure. He wants you to know the truth and receive the power of the Holy Spirit to live in victory and peace. This compilation of Bible promises combined with the wisdom of Wigglesworth reveal how the anointing of the Holy Spirit brings God’s best for your life.
About the King James Version Easy Read Bible (KJVER)
The carefully selected verses in Greatest Bible Promises are taken from the new KJVER Bible. Following the original KJV more closely than any other contemporary version available, the KJVER maintains the beauty and language of the KJV but opens it up to a new generation of readers by replacing archaic, hard-to-understand words with their modern-day equivalents.
Uncommon battles require uncommon warfare strategies. The new warfare strategy, which the Holy Ghost has factored, is the subject of this book. Divinely inspired, well researched, carefully written, well laced with scriptures and offered in a simple readable form. This book will put paid to every form of spiritual harassment. It will surely deal a decisive blow on every enemy of your progress. Careful attention to details coupled with the aggressive use of the prayer points contained in this book will give you a permanent victory over the spirit of impossibility.
禅武者 —— 旷武， 从小开始「习武」而后「修禅」，壮年时「自觉」了「拳禅一如」的 「天下第一」《 禅武门武学心法》 而「自创」了「以禅入武」的「武功」—— 《 禅武门 》。
旷武「自觉」了《 禅武门武学心法 》, 便领会了「没有禅的武功是空洞的！」
对于「武功」有浓厚兴趣者，若肯下足苦功，以「精进」学习「出世间」的 《 禅武门武学心法 》，而成就阖世「武功」的「禅武者」是指日可待的。
「出世间」的「武功」《 禅武门》, 包涵了「圆融」的「调身、调息、调心」的「心法」；因此，若「成就」了最后阶段的「调心」部分时，可以「彰显」出「虚空」中「无相」的「真心」（舍利子）。成就了「真心」的禅武者若与对手「过招」时，可以「启动」空中的「真心」而能「回光返照」；「回光返照」时，不仅仅能够「照破」山河大地，亦可「照见」对方的「一举一动」，就此能成就「知彼知己」而「百战不殆」的「观照心法」。
更有什者，对于久学「禅修」而无成就者，不妨学习 《 禅武门武学心法 》。学习，亦是能够，「以武修禅」的 《 襌武门武学心法》，很有可能就此「突破」旧有「框框」的「障碍」；因为，《 禅武门武学心法》与「佛法」都是「圆融」的「调身、调息、调心」的「法门」；再说久学「禅修」而无成就者，必定缺乏其中或多或少的「心法」。
（1） 〈 当观密作用 〉
（2） 〈 观旷曲膝 〉
（3） 〈 收胯折腰 〉
（4） 〈 屈伸臂倾 〉
（5） 〈 涵胸拔背 〉
（6） 〈 交肩分纵 〉
（7） 〈 活肩张肘 〉
（8） 〈 颏与下巴齐收〉
（9） 〈 虚领顶颈 〉
（10）〈 后脑后仰 〉
（11）〈 气灌丹田 〉
（12）〈 裹裆含腚 〉
（13）〈 吐呐分明 〉
（14）〈 胯为主导 〉
（15）〈 胯移身随 〉
（16）〈 觉知观息化心入呼吸间 〉
（18）〈 妄起即觉 〉
（19）〈 觉知妄灭 〉
（20）〈 观照一切 〉
为何说 《 禅武门武学心法》为「天下第一」？
〈三点是佛〉「无上、什深、微妙」，是 《 襌武门武学心法》的「核心」，亦是「三藏十二部」的「核心」；这即是说，「武功」《 禅武门》或「一切佛法」，皆由自性 〈三点是佛 〉 的「心」所「衍化」出来的。
「一气呵成」的「三」个「修心心法」，可就是「龙女吐珠献佛」的开演；更有什者，佛陀在 《 妙法莲华经》亦里指出「成佛之快，快过龙女吐珠献佛」；这就是「得道即矣」的〈顿悟法门〉。《 四十二章经》佛言：「观天地，念非常；观世界，念非常。观灵觉，即菩提；如是知识，得道疾矣！」
How can I feel God’s presence in all that I do?
How can I know God personally and intimately?
Seeking God’s Heart will help you begin to answer these questions in your life. For more than 2,500 years, the Psalms have been a major source of inspiration and meditation for worshipers of God, the Almighty. The Psalms reflect man’s ancient quest to know the characteristics of God, to understand the ways of God and to seek the heart of God. The Psalms inspire us, transform us and help us come face-to-face with God. Through the Psalms, we get to feel His presence, to sense His pleasure and to offer Him our praises and prayers. The Psalms help us come to know God in a personal and intimate way. Seeking God’s Heart is a daily devotional using the Psalms as the Biblical foundation for reflection, meditation and prayer. Daily devotionals are an important act of discipline in experiencing the presence of God. Seeking God’s Heart is intended to be a guide for your personal journey toward a deeper and more intimate relationship with God.
Meski sudah diterbitkan dalam berbagai versi dan bentuk, buku Majmu' Syarif Edisi Eksklusif ini hadir dengan kualitas yang lebih baik dan keistimewaan yang lebih banyak, antara lain: Naskahnya paling lengkap; transliterasinya memakai font ukuran besar sehingga cocok untuk orang tua; didesain dengan format mushaf al-Quran termutakhir, dan dilengkapi tanda Tajwid Warna pada setiap ayatnya.
Kitab Majmu'Syarif abadi ini terdiri atas:
• Surah-surah al-Quran pilihan.
• Kumpulan doa keadaan berikut fadhilahnya.
• Yasin Tahlil berikut tata eara lengkap merawat jenazah.
• Adab berdoa, zikir, dan shalawat.
• 1 rangkaian lengkap Ratibul Haddad.
• 13 shalawat Nabi dan fadhilahnya.
• 99 Asmaul Ilusna.
• 7 Haikal.
Semoga buku ini bermanfaat dan membawa keberkahan Allah bagi kita semua, di dunia maupun di akhirat. Amin.
Buku ini wajib dibaca oleh pendakwah, motivator, penceramah, pendidik, ibubapa, mahupun sesiapa sahaja supaya dapat kita betulkan yang biasa dan biasakan yang betul.
(Ustaz Ahmad Husni bin Abdul Rahman)
- IYKE NATHAN UZORMA
出版社 橡樹林文化 (城邦)
Is that the cry of your heart? You may be in the midst of an emotional hurricane right now and wondering Can anything good come out of this situation? Or you may be stumbling through the aftermath of a physical or financial crisis, fearful that you’ll never get back on your feet.
In How to Let God Solve Your Problems, Dr. Charles Stanley demonstrates how God allows times of trial for a number of reasons:To turn your attention back toward Him. To adjust your priorities. To purify and prepare you for greater service. To better form you into His image. To grant you the experience of His comfort.
Whether your hardship is the result of sin, unwise choices, or simply the consequence of living in a fallen world, God still has a plan for your life. He is aware of your circumstances, He has not forgotten His promises, and He will guide you through your difficulty to victory!
This book is divided into three major sections (Foundational Greek, Church Greek, and Functional Greek), each of which builds on the previous section and takes you to the next level. Depending on which levels you take, the book will teach you how to:
Read and pronounce Greek wordsLearn the fundamentals of the Greek noun and verb systemConduct effective Greek word studiesLearn the basics of Greek exegesis for biblical interpretationDecipher why translations are differentRead better commentariesBe comfortable using reverse and traditional interlinearsUnderstand the information displayed by biblical software
The topic of spiritual gifts is often a point of contention among Christians. In Spiritual Gifts: What They Are and Why They Matter, Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner, a leading New Testament scholar, answers these questions.
Schreiner shares his personal experience related to spiritual gifts, but more importantly, he unpacks what the Bible has to say about them. In doing so, he brings a spirit of humility and charity, reminding us that though spiritual gifts are important, we can have unity in Christ even where we disagree.
Unlocking the Bible opens up the word of God in a fresh and powerful way, explaining the sweep of biblical history and its implications for our lives.
David Pawson, widely respected as an international writer and speaker, brings a lifetime’s worth of insights into the meaning of the Bible. Explaining the culture, historical background and spiritual significance of all the important events, Unlocking the Bible is a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with the Bible as a whole.
This comprehensive edition includes:
• The Maker’s Instructions – The five books of law
• A Land and A Kingdom – Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1&2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings
• Poems of Worship and Wisdom – Psalms, Song of Solomon, proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job
• Decline and Fall of an Empire – Isaiah, Jeremiah and other prophets
• The Struggle to Survive – Chronicles and prophets of exile
• The Hinge of History – Mathew, Mark, Luke, John and acts
• The Thirteenth Apostle – Paul and his letters
• Through Suffering to Glory – Revelation, Hebrews, and the letters of James, Peter and Jude