Mike Fechner had cofounded an urban renewal ministry called H.I.S. BridgeBuilders and sold all he owned to fund it. But at this stage of serving the poor full time, when Mike believed he was doing precisely what God wanted him to do, the unthinkable happened. Mike was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given a year to live. With his life’s clock now quickly ticking away, in a time of incredible pain and bewilderment, Mike discovered what it meant to truly lose his life for the sake of finding it. Through faith he kept going forward, and encountered a wilder, more adventurous life than he had ever imagined, a life truly given away and truly found. Lessons on the Way to Heaven is brimming with hope and faith, vision and wisdom. It’s a “last lecture” (Randy Pausch) for anyone who wonders what life is all about, who’s hurting and needs encouragement, or who wants to discover the secret of living a life that is so good it is beyond belief.
Author: Mike E. Cater Sr
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2011-10-21
My reason for writing this Bible study guide on prayer is to reintroduce everyone to the real basics for a successful prayer life. I want to give everyone a true sense of a relationship with a real all-powerful God. Our Savior-God wants a relationship that is totally honest concerning a Holy God and His Chosen People. Christian prayers are not being answered today for several reasons. Gods word is trying to give us a peaceful heart through our baptism by faith in Jesus Christ. Since we have been quickened or made alive with God in Christ Jesus we need to put our will worship aside and worship our savior Jesus Christ. Matthew 6:1-15 I want to let Gods Word help us rediscover our Christian prayer life. To do this, we need to re-examine our views of The Living, All Powerful God of the Universe! The best place to begin is in Matthew 6, where Jesus tries to introduce us to proper prayer life. Then, after we re-examine our Heavenly Father, I want to examine the hindrances to a successful prayer life that we commit because of our sinful daily walk, according to James 4:1-17. I want to also discuss at least 5 ways that God does answer prayer. I realize that there are many ways to examine this part of our study, but we need to be honest with ourselves. Mike
Author: Vernon Kitabu Turner
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
Release Date: 2011-10-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation
This book is about conquering fear. Roshi Kitabu (writing as Vernon Kitabu Turner) knows from personal experience how to overcome fear. As a child, he cowered before neighbourhood bullies until finally he was driven to find his courage because he had to defend his brother. From that point he resolved to help anyone in need, and began to study martial arts. As a result of an extraordinary act of synchronicity, he met a Japanese Zen master, and shortly afterwards experienced an epiphany (satori), by which he understood that it is the soul that controls the body: 'in a blaze of light, I immediately understood the secret of self-defense from the inside out.' With virtually no training in the martial arts, he became a master - and after a sensational 'trial by combat' he was made a 'black belt'. Roshi Kitabu shares his secret - and explains that this power exists in everyone. He shows the steps that must be taken to cultivate the Warrior Mind - involving a direct flow from the Soul (your inherent spiritual power) into action. 'Before you can begin to control a possible assailant, you must take control of your thoughts. A warrior must believe in his ability to win.' This has become a truism for all serious practitioners of martial arts - but its message applies equally to all the obstacles that one encounters in life: truly the soul houses the sword. Through diligent practice, we can sharpen ourselves to a razor's edge and learn to cut though any obstacle as it arises.
If you enjoy a book of substance, you’ll love Teach Me to Pray—a collection of carefully-excerpted devotionals from the writings of Andrew Murray. One of the world’s foremost authorities on the deeper Christian life, Murray wrote scores of insightful books through the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Teach Me to Pray brings together 180 selections from Murray’s writings, addressing issues like the Holy Spirit, faith, obedience, love, and more. Text is lightly updated for ease of reading. For a substantial yet never overwhelming devotional experience, turn to Teach Me to Pray—and enjoy the refreshing truths of God from a giant of the Christian faith.
Author: Dixie Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1996-11-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
"has an opinion on just about everything--from the inside scoop on plastic surgery to the importance of etiquette and grooming, from the value of the family to the courage to be yourself. This book is one long conversation that you never want to end. Photos throughout.
Author: Dr. Charles L. Kent
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2011-11-02
As a new believer in Christ Jesus I overheard someone speaking about the perfect will of GOD. I was so amazed that GOD had a perfect will for my life. It was then I discovered my gift of teaching. I begin a lifelong search for knowledge, insight and wisdom. I came across so much truth that I remembered asking GOD to help me to retain the every thought of GOD that was being shared with me from Him. I was truly enlightened by His word and His spirit. GOD gave me this gift of remembering events, scripture lessons, teaching tools, and defining special moments through Acronyms, hence, the title, A Word Fitly Spoken Its nothing short of a miracle. I give Him all the Glory! For years Ive ministered using one, two and even more of my acronyms in my teachings. These acronyms help put a handle on the truths discovered as we look into life and the word of GOD. The way GOD deals with me is through meditation, and I simply ask GOD, What are you saying? How could this be said in a way that will allow me to never forget it? Give me a method, to hang this truth on, and as expected, He does it each time. So walk with me through my lifes lessons with these acronyms given to me by GOD, revealing to us how to handle His precious principles that He desires us to never forget
How to Pray the Lords Prayer . . . and Really Mean It! This book is intended to give instruction on how to use the Lords Prayer as a framework, a system of sorts, for a daily quiet time. As such, it is both a devotional guide and a book for personal growth. Each of the short chapters examines a phrase of the Lords Prayer, gives anecdotes, and offers scriptures that will ignite a conversation with the Lord. The book is not excessively doctrinal.
Every little kid dreams of being a fireman, most grow out of it; those who don't just want to work in a big city at a busy firehouse. These are the stories of one man who did just that. The adventures are both entertaining and informative and one can almost smell the smoke and hear the big diesel engines roar as we race from one emergency to the next. So climb aboard, and hang on tight for the ride of your life.
Author: Andrea Morgan
Release Date: 2001-11-01
This book was written to assist the Christian with praising our Lord. For some odd reason we tend to wait for the new car, the new house, the new job, the increase in income before we give God more than the same old Sabbath Day praise. But He (God) is worthy of more than that from us. God is worthy of praise for the things we don’t see, the things we over look and even the things that seem to be insignificant to us. It is the mighty hand of God that brings forth all righteousness. And if for no other reason, we should reverence Him for it. Each passage of scripture will be uplifting as well as inspiring. Discover the bliss of magnifying God from the depths of your heart. Experience the feeling of God inhabiting your praises. Express the passion you have for the Father and all of His goodness. Your joy will grab you, and the Holy Spirit within will burn like fire shut up in your bones. You will find yourself praising the Lord over and over again; and it will become easier and automatic. Like the old saying goes, “It’ll be a piece of cake.”
A biography about the life of Renee Franklin. It’s a devotion guide for life. This book encourages people to turn to their faith to deal with their struggles in life. The book includes Bible scriptures to help guide people in their journey to overcome trials and tribulations. The book focuses on looking to God to lead you in the right path in your life. Renee uses her life’s journey as an example of the power of the Lord. Renee discusses her disability and how others had written her off but her family’s belief in God led Renee to become a productive member of society.
Almost 100 years old!! Joyce said to me, “You are so cute.” Me cute? I was never called cute when I was a little girl, and now that I am almost 100 years old, I am cute? This really gives me a chuckle. I am sitting at my daughter’s home in my own recliner that was brought from my house. They took me kicking and screaming from my home, not literally but inside. Someone took my most prized possession, my sewing machine, which, even if it is a treadle sewing machine, it has brought me much joy. I sewed many of my dresses on it and when I started making cloth dolls it served me well. I made over 100 cloth dolls and for each doll I made dresses, bonnets, booties and bloomers. I gave them to anyone who wanted to have a cuddly doll to hold. I taught the little girls next door how to sew doll clothes, a skill they can take into adulthood, I hope. I have written my childhood memories many times. I still like to go back in time in my mind. I can’t get around as fast as I used to, even if I walk often for exercise. I can still read and pray and think of the dear friends I left behind that met in my home most Sundays for fellowship. I always brought my sweet rolls to the potlucks we shared. We had good visits and laughter. I love remembering the ministers who I had in my home through the years. What a privilege it was. The spirit they showed by their life encouraged me in my faith. I have had a good long life. The sad times I can’t forget, and it makes me almost cry. I will never forget when my baby died, waking up and finding her cold. Or the terrible time my son got run over and died. There was much horror and sorrow when my daughter and her family were burned in a plane crash. I lost my three grandchildren and dear Ginna was burned so badly. It has been 30 years since my husband died suddenly. Ruth lived with me for eight years, but her heart gave out and she died. LeRoy’s body could no longer work because of the ravages of myotonic muscular dystrophy and he is gone. Only three of my children left. I can’t face losing another one. I still remember what my Grandpa told me. He said whenever you are sad or have the blues, just get busy and do nice things for others. It will take your thoughts off of yourself. I read books that take me to the places that I can only travel to in my mind. Once while staying with my granddaughter I was so engrossed in a book and right when it got to a scary part she gave out a big sneeze and it made me jump.