Author : Larry Osborne
Genre : Religion
Publisher : David C Cook
ISBN : 9780781411318
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Meet a man forced to live in a fast changing and godless society. He faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. Sound familiar? His name was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only thrived, he changed an empire while he was at it. Though he lived thousands of years ago, he has a much to teach us today. Even in Babylon, God Is in Control In Thriving in Babylon, Larry Osborne explores the “adult” story of Daniel to help us not only survive – but actually thrive in an increasingly godless culture. Here Pastor Osborne looks at: - Why panic and despair are never from God- What true optimism looks like- How humility disarms even our greatest of enemies- Why respect causes even those who will have nothing to do with God to listen- How wisdom can snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat For those who know Jesus and understand the full implications of the cross, the resurrection, and the promises of Jesus, everything changes – not only in us, but also in our world.

Author : Larry Osborne
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Zondervan
ISBN : 9780310494454
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Zealous faith can have a dangerous, dark side. While recent calls for radical Christians have challenged many to be more passionate about their faith, the down side can be a budding arrogance and self-righteousness that “accidentally” sneaks into our outlook. In Accidental Pharisees, bestselling author Larry Osborne diagnoses nine of the most common traps that can ensnare Christians on the road to a deeper life of faith. Rejecting attempts to turn the call to follow Christ into a new form of legalism, he shows readers how to avoid the temptations of pride, exclusivity, legalism, and hypocrisy, Larry reminds us that attempts to fan the flames of full-on discipleship and call people to Christlikeness should be rooted in love and humility. Christians stirred by calls to radical discipleship, but unsure how to respond, will be challenged and encouraged to develop a truly Christlike zeal for God.

Author : David Kinnaman
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Baker Books
ISBN : 9781493415946
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Discover What's Working and Find Hope Negative perceptions. Church dropouts. Prodigals and nomads. It's easy to get discouraged by all that's going wrong when it comes to Christianity and the emerging generation. Yet what's going right? In fact, signs of hope are springing up all around. In Faith for Exiles, the author of unChristian and You Lost Me unveils major new Barna research that uncovers what's working--five practices that contribute to resilience. Enter the world of resilient young adult Christians and learn how they are sustaining faith. Finally, you can find hope in all that God is doing among young disciples today. Caught Between Cultures In a world where always-connected smart devices and search algorithms educate and entertain, digital Babylon is the new context for discipleship. Faith for Exiles reveals findings from a groundbreaking three-year research study of young Christians whose faith remains resilient even in exile. Barna president David Kinnaman teams up with former executive director of Youth Specialties Mark Matlock to help you: • Make sense of chaotic cultural changes and respond with compassion to the next generation of believers • Recognize the biblical concept of exile as an essential framework for following Christ today • Discover five research-based practices that cultivate faithfulness in digital Babylon • Prepare young Christians to be on mission with Jesus in the world • Empower Jesus followers of all ages to thrive in our current exile

Author : Larry Osborne
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Multnomah
ISBN : 9780735290976
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An updated edition with two all-new chapters, a new introduction, and a fresh look, this book challenges widely accepted ideas about what it means to know God and offers fresh paths for pursuing genuine spirituality. This practical guide speaks to those who are weary of formulaic faith or who are haunted by nagging doubts about the church, as well as those who find the traditional spiritual disciplines impractical or even agonizing because of their personal wiring. Easy to read but filled with challenging ideas, this book provides a spiritual foundation for pastors and teachers, committed Christians, and anyone interested in discovering God for themselves but wary of predictable paths.

Author : Larry Osborne
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Zondervan
ISBN : 9780310312994
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In Sticky Church, author and pastor Larry Osborne makes the case that closing the back door of your church is even more important than opening the front door wider. He offers a time-tested strategy for doing so: sermon-based small groups that dig deeper into the weekend message and tightly velcro members to the ministry. It’s a strategy that enabled Osborne’s congregation to grow from a handful of people to one of the larger churches in the nation—without any marketing or special programming.Sticky Church tells the inspiring story of North Coast Church’s phenomenal growth and offers practical tips for launching your own sermon-based small group ministry. Topics include: Why stickiness is so importantWhy most of our discipleship models don’t work very wellWhy small groups always make a church more honest and transparentWhat makes groups grow deeper and sticker over timeSticky Church is an ideal book for church leaders who want to start or retool their small group ministry—and velcro their congregation to the Bible and each other.

Author : Larry Osborne
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Multnomah
ISBN : 9781601421500
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Addressing such myths as faith can fix anything, forgiving means forgetting, and a godly home guarantees good kids, Osborne explores the greater truths they obscure.

Author : Jim Lucio
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Publisher :
ISBN : 1728915171
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Toxic Rainbows: Surviving and Thriving in the New Babylon by Jim Lucio is a lifemap and spiritual guide; a deprogramming and awareness manual that shines light on the dark corners of human experience and provides access routes back toward the light of change and happiness.Written from a Generation X, pre-internet perspective, the author explores a subject that blurs the lines between psychology, philosophy and spirituality. His perceptive insights and natural approach to spirit creates a bridge for the reader to move from the mundane modern world to accessing the healing energies and limitless possibilities of the greater universe.The work outlines a process by which readers gain knowledge and deep insight by understanding the hidden true self. Through the discernment of patterns, habits, conditioning and the appropriation of ideas that no longer serve us, we are allowed to forge new paths that can lead to true miracles and the ability to harness love and the pure magic of nature.

Author : Traci L Williams
Genre :
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN : 1537236296
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This book was created in my prayer closet. It is a transparent and heartfelt account of the challenges and joys on the path of growing closer to God through marital issues, financial strains and everyday challenges that come our way as women. The pages are filled with the sweet and beautiful whispers of reassurance, renewal and love that God provided on this journey.

Author : Evan Lenow
Genre :
Publisher :
ISBN : 1500765503
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Studying doctrine for the Christian often feels like watching a construction crew build a foundation. There seems to be a great amount of activity, but the results don't appear visible. Just like the foundation is essential for the stability of a building, studying theology is crucial to the long-term stability of the believer.The goal of this study is to provide you with the basics of biblical doctrine to make sure your foundation is sound. At times this will feel like the difficult work of laying an unseen foundation for a building. At other times, however, it will feel like we are soaring to great heights as we explore the breadth and length and height and depth of our faith. During the course of this study, we will consider the questions: Why study theology? Who is God? Who am I? What is the church? Where do I go when I die? Why do other people believe differently?

Author : Chas E. Coughlin
Genre :
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN : 1533214352
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Properly, while I endeavor to expound the principles of Christian social justice, I shall also endeavor to show you how these principles can be applied. And just as properly, it will be my hope to bestir you to action-Christian action, American action-for faith without good works is dead. Thus, at the outset, while I am deeply grateful to everyone of you for, the heroic sacrifices you have made, and will make, to keep me on the air over this independent chain of radio stations, may I ask you for one more favor today-the favor of a prayer to the Holy Ghost. I beseech all of you to ask the spirit of understanding to fill me with prudence; and the spirit of fortitude to give me strength and courage to carry on the battle against the hidden powers of darkness-perhaps not quite so hidden today as yesterday. May I also suggest that you will ask your little children who are ignorant of the causes of poverty, wretchedness and exploitation-may I suggest that you ask these innocent children to whisper a prayer for one who fully recognizes how unworthy he is but who fully realizes what a golden opportunity God has given to him to be an instrument for good. You are anxious to know what topics I shall discuss during the insuing year. Roundly speaking, it is my hope that these addresses will be concerned chiefly with Christian social justice. While my ultimate objective is to help more and more men to save their immortal souls, I recognize how difficult it is for man to practice Christian virtue, to live a holy life in peace and contentment, when he and a great group of his fellowmen are denied unjustly an equitable share in the goods and wealth of this world-goods and wealth which our common Father in heaven bestowed upon all men for all men to use and enjoy-goods and wealth, which, alas, have been concentrated in the hands of a few to the detriment of the many because an un-Christian species of social injustice was foisted upon us in the past few centuries and because, as a result of this, an alien philosophy of social injustice, under the name either of Communism or Naziism, is endeavoring to win our allegiance today. Fearlessly, Christian social justice challenges these several systems for the attention and the support, in this instance, of the American public-a public composed of persons who, despite their many faults and shortcomings, will never surrender the heritage of Bethlehem, of Pilate's hall, of Calvary Hill or of the Easter morning sepulchre from whose empty depths there echo and re-echo the immortal words, HI am the Resurrection and the Life." Fortified with these precious heritages it is our hope to carry on a campaign of instruction and inspiration even though we find ourselves opposed by the rugged individualists on the right and by the unchristly radicals on the left. It is our hope to convert a zealous band of followers into a group of active Christians-. Christians who, by the sincerity of their lives and the logic of their doctrines shall win millions of followers who are convinced that there is no way other than Christ's way for saving America and restoring prosperity and peace for all. My friends, at the outset, permit me to clarify the fundamental doctrine of Christian social justice-the doctrine that differentiates it from every other plan of life proposed for man to follow. It is this: Christ came on earth not only to redeem and save individuals but also to establish an absolutely new social order. Recognizing the chaotic condition of society in His own time; aware of the universal slavery practiced virtually by every nation; and conscious of the spiritual darkness which had encompassed every kingdom, empire, republic and tribe, our Saviour well understood that man, left to his natural abilities, was unable to acquire peace and prosperity in this world and save his immortal soul in the hereafter.