The Damascus Way Acts of Faith Book 3

Author: Janette Oke
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441214070
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Julia has everything money can buy...except for acceptance by either the Gentiles or the Jews. Her Greek father already has a wife and family, leaving Julia and her Hebrew mother second-class citizens. But when they are introduced to followers of the Way, they become part of that community of believers. Abigail's brother, Jacob, now a young man, is attempting to discover his own place as a Christian. He is concerned that being more serious about his faith means trading away the exhilaration of his current profession as a caravan guard. Hired by Julia's father to protect the wealthy merchant's caravans on the secretive "Frankincense Trail"--undercover transport of this highly valuable commodity--Jacob also passes letters and messages between various communities of believers. He is alarmed to find out that Julia, hardly more than a girl, is also a messenger. Can their immediate mistrust be put aside to finally bring their hearts together?

The Damascus Way

Author: T. Davis Bunn
Publisher:
ISBN: 1611293014
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Bible

In this riveting drama of the early church, Jacob, a young caravan guard, delivers messages among the new followers as he learns what it means to be a Christian--and to love and trust the young Greek girl who is neither accepted by the Jews or the Gentiles.Julia has everything money can buy...except for acceptance by either the Gentiles or the Jews. Her Greek father already has a wife and family, leaving Julia and her Hebrew mother second-class citizens. But when they are introduced to followers of the Way, they become part of that community of believers. Abigail's brother, Jacob, now a young man, is attempting to discover his own place as a Christian. He is concerned that being more serious about his faith means trading away the exhilaration of his current profession as a caravan guard. Hired by Julia's father to protect the wealthy merchant's caravans on the secretive "Frankincense Trail"--undercover transport of this highly valuable commodity--Jacob also passes letters and messages between various communities of believers. He is alarmed to find out that Julia, hardly more than a girl, is also a messenger. Can their immediate mistrust be put aside to finally bring their hearts together?

Strait of Hormuz A Marc Royce Thriller Book 3

Author: Davis Bunn
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441262790
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Fiction

Praise for the Marc Royce Adventures "A precise and intricate tale of cross-cultural friendship and loyalty."--Publishers Weekly on Lion of Babylon "Thorough characterizations, a fast pace, and attention to detail make this a sure bet."--Library Journal on Rare Earth "They're out there. The danger is real... and inbound." --Marc Royce An under-the-radar phone call from the U.S. State Department puts Marc Royce once again on assignment--ferreting out rumors of a clandestine operation stretching from Asia to the Mideast. At stake is Iran's threat to blockade the narrow Strait of Hormuz, cutting off vital shipping routes and escalating global tensions beyond the breaking point. Under the guise of investigating money laundering via high-end art purchases in Europe, Royce finds himself in Switzerland with only sketchy information, no backup, and without a single weapon other than his wits. His appointment with a gallery owner in Geneva is a dead end--the man is on the floor with a bullet through his chest. But it turns out Royce does have backup. The Mossad has sent someone to keep an eye on this undercover op, which is of more than casual interest to the Israelis. And it's someone Royce knows... A small team gathers around Royce-- a single objective against multiple enemies.

Sahara Crosswind Rendezvous With Destiny Book 3

Author: T. Davis Bunn
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441270924
Release Date: 1994-11-01
Genre: Fiction

Stalked by Bands of Assassins, They Risk the Ravages of the Desert to Save a Nation From the Hand of Tyranny In Morocco, Jake Burnes and Pierre Servais have rescued Pierre's twin brother from his kidnappers, but their reunion is overshadowed by mortal danger. Patrique Servais, a leader in the French Resistance, weak from months of imprisonment and torture, had stumbled upon Nazi collaboration and treason at the highest levels of French government, and rewards for his assassination have mercenaries stalking their trail.As the rolling tide of danger closes in, the vast reaches of the Sahara threaten to swallow them up. Will the clifftops to the mediterranean offer a sanctuary from the storm?

Where Hope Prevails Return to the Canadian West Book 3

Author: Janette Oke
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441229915
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Fiction

Inspiring Conclusion to a Popular Series with a TV tie-in When Beth Thatcher returns to Coal Valley, she has much to be excited about. She anticipates Jarrick's proposal of marriage and perhaps a spring wedding. The mine is expanding, and there are more schoolchildren than ever. But the town's rapid growth brings many challenges. A second teacher is assigned, and Beth finds herself going head-to-head with a very different philosophy of education--one that dismisses religion and rejects God. Fearful for the children who sit under the influence of Robert Harris Hughes, Beth struggles to know how to respond. At the same time, Beth wonders if Jarrick is considering a position at her father's company simply for her sake. Should she admit her feelings on the matter? Or keep silent and allow Jarrick to make up his own mind?

Recovering the Past

Author: John Finney
Publisher: Darton Longman and Todd
ISBN: UOM:39015038527340
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Religion

John Finney's account of, and exploration of the differences between, Celtic and Roman evangelism will challenge and change the way we evangelise.

Spiritual Direction and the Encounter with God

Author: William A. Barry
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 0809142945
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Religion

Is what we call "the encounter with God" merely a depth experience of the psyche or does it have a specific theological character? In this revised edition of his best selling book, William Barry shows how it it possible to understand an encounter with the Triune God in this world, and how that process can be interpreted and aided by a spiritual director. Using the insights of John Macmurray and John Smith, Barry describes how a relationship with God develops and how one can discern whether a particular experience is from God or not. This understanding of religious experience comes from a theology of community, communal discernment and ministry in the church. This book will be helpful to spiritual directors, educators and theologians, as well as all educated seekers desiring a deeper relationship with God. In this revised edition, the author has added reflections on God's presence to suffering and evil and to evildoers, updated the bibliography, and freshened his examples for the 21st-century reader.

The acts of Jesus

Author: Robert Walter Funk
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028591134
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Religion

Analyzes accounts of Jesus' activities in the ancient gospels to determine which present an accurate portrayal of the historical Jesus

The Faith of the Christian Church

Author: Tyron Inbody
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802841511
Release Date: 2005-04-14
Genre: Religion

Tyron Inbody has taught the basics of Christian theology for more than twenty-five years. Having seen over the years what issues and questions his students bring to class, he now offers this engaging, accessible introduction to all the major beliefs of the Christian faith. Meant especially but not exclusively for readers new to theology, Inbody's Faith of the Christian Church covers twelve traditional areas of Christian teaching: theology, revelation, faith, God, creation, suffering and evil, humankind, Jesus Christ, salvation, church, sacraments, and the end times. Inbody also dives into provocative topics not usually treated in introductory texts -- creationism, the devil, miracles, the virgin birth, and more. The book's broad-ranging perspective, which intentionally defies labels, commends it to individuals and small groups from many church traditions. Quote boxes and illustrations drawn from popular culture make the text visually interesting and enjoyable to read. Inbody does not hide his own stance on issues but presents a full range of interpretations and openly points readers to other possibilities they can pursue. The Faith of the Christian Church offers just enough questions to provoke reflection and just enough answers to encourage readers to form their own grasp on the Christian faith.