The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Good Press


Total Pages:582



Books Description:

"An Apology for the True Christian Divinity" by Robert Barclay. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Taught by the Holy Spirit

Author:Charles Plourd

Publisher:WestBow Press


Total Pages:230



Books Description:

Explaining how the Holy Spirit communicates the words of God to Christians is ultimately key to understanding what a real relationship with Jesus is. The Christian who reads the Bible is first and foremost to be taught God's Word by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Only then do we begin to realize that Bible teachers are those whose teachings we would merely consider and then ponder against the clear teaching of scripture. Many other questions which a person may have about what a relationship with Jesus is and is not will also be answered as a result of understanding Who the ultimate Bible teacher is and why.

Preaching Gospel

Author:Charles L. Campbell,Clayton J. Schmit,Mary Hinkle Shore,Jennifer Copeland

Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers


Total Pages:262



Books Description:

Teaching preaching, like preaching itself, is a noble endeavor. After nearly four decades of teaching, Richard Lischer has sent legions of preachers across the world to preach gospel. This volume pays tribute to his faith-filled life of preaching and teaching. The contributors, some of whom were taught by Lischer, have received many laurels themselves, so readers will find in these pages wisdom for preaching from many quarters. Some authors include sermons with helpful commentary about the preaching exercise; some offer essays to illuminate the task of sermon writing; all acknowledge the influence of Richard Lischer on their preaching and teaching endeavors.

Like a Hammer Shattering Rock

Author:Megan McKenna



Total Pages:288



Books Description:

Renowned Catholic author Megan McKenna celebrates her 50th book with a controversial interpretation of the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John and what they mean for the Church and society today. In many ways, modern audiences have become so familiar with the gospels that we've stopped listening and integreting their wisdom into our everyday lives. Acclaimed author Megan McKenna explores the messages of the four gospels in the context of daily life when they were originally written and interprets their meaning for our modern world. While some argue for the development of new gospels for the 21st century, McKenna argues that we haven't paid due attention to the ones we already have; in many cases, we've ignored sections of these teachings entirely and twisted their meaning to suit our own agendas. McKenna breaks it down, gospel by gospel, and shows us how the lessons of Jesus's apostles continue to resonate.

New Insights on the Gospels - Volume III

Author:Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias EP

Publisher:New Insights Multimedia Corps


Total Pages:450



Books Description:

“New Insights on the Gospels” Volume is part of a collection that enables you to accompany Our Lord Jesus Christ throughout every Sunday of the liturgical year, together with the founder of the Heralds of the Gospel. Dr Scott Hahn, Fr. Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, comments: “What a remarkable movement is the Heralds ! I spent my time this afternoon at JFK airport and my flight back to Pittsburgh reading New Insights- with great profit and excitement. I am so impressed by Msgr. Scognamiglio’s profound insight into Scripture as well as the spiritual wisdom that he communicates so clearly.” The work “New Insights on the Gospels,” beyond being exegetical and pastoral, has the merit of making theology accessible to all readers regardless of social status or academic level. To soar in the heights of Theology, what is needed, more than culture or intelligence, is faith. Faith enables us to penetrate truths and mysteries that lie beyond the reach of human understanding. When it comes to believing, higher learning or intellectual capacity is not of consequence; what truly matters is having a soul that is open to God’s light. It is only in the Catholic Faith that today’s world will find answers to the problems that perturb it. Perhaps this explains the growing interest among the faithful in deepening their knowledge of Catholic Doctrine. Could this be the reason for the successful publication of the first volumes of this collection? Published in four languages—English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese—its first edition quickly ran out, achieving a circulation of almost seventy thousand copies. Saving precious teachings of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church from falling into oblivion, it is a response to the worthy and emphatic recommendation of the Second Vatican Council of giving primacy to Thomism (cf. Optatam totius, n.16) in the study of the mysteries of salvation. The work has met wide acceptance among priests, for whom it is mainly intended, to serve as a resource in homily preparation. But it has met an equally warm reception among the lay faithful who are eager to broaden their religious knowledge. This may be a unique symptom of the spiritual condition of our age: the thirst for the divine. It is a thirst that increases as it is quenched, causing neither distress nor pain but only joy for those who seek to satisfy it in the crystalline springs of the Word of God.

Calvin's Company of Pastors

Author:Scott M. Manetsch

Publisher:Oxford University Press


Total Pages:384



Books Description:

In Calvin's Company of Pastors, Scott Manetsch examines the pastoral theology and practical ministry activities of Geneva's reformed ministers from the time of Calvin's arrival in Geneva until the beginning of the seventeenth century. During these seven decades, more than 130 men were enrolled in Geneva's Venerable Company of Pastors (as it was called), including notable reformed leaders such as Pierre Viret, Theodore Beza, Simon Goulart, Lambert Daneau, and Jean Diodati. Aside from these better-known epigones, Geneva's pastors from this period remain hidden from view, cloaked in Calvin's long shadow, even though they played a strategic role in preserving and reshaping Calvin's pastoral legacy. Making extensive use of archival materials, published sermons, catechisms, prayer books, personal correspondence, and theological writings, Manetsch offers an engaging and vivid portrait of pastoral life in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Geneva, exploring the manner in which Geneva's ministers conceived of their pastoral office and performed their daily responsibilities of preaching, public worship, moral discipline, catechesis, administering the sacraments, and pastoral care. Manetsch demonstrates that Calvin and his colleagues were much more than ivory tower theologians or "quasi-agents of the state," concerned primarily with dispensing theological information to their congregations or enforcing magisterial authority. Rather, they saw themselves as spiritual shepherds of Christ's Church, and this self-understanding shaped to a significant degree their daily work as pastors and preachers.

The Power of the Spirit

Author:William Law

Publisher:CLC Publications


Total Pages:180



Books Description:

William Law emphasizes “the truth of our dependence upon the continual leading of the Spirit, and the assurance that that leading can be enjoyed without interruption.” Although a generally modernized version of Andrew Murray’s 1896 edition, Dave Hunt weaves together appropriate thoughts from Law’s major works, enriching the book for today’s reader.

The Two Covenants

Author:Andrew Murray

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:121



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This book is a series of eighteen meditations contrasting the Old Covenant with the New Covenant. Murray shows us the blessings God has given us, along with the conditions necessary for the full and continual experience of those.

Inner Strength for Active Apostles

Author:Jean Baptiste Chautard

Publisher:Sophia Institute Press


Total Pages:175



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Nearly a century ago, the Trappist monk Jean-Baptiste Chautard sat in the silence of his cell and wrote this classic book, showing us how to live in the noise and bustle of the world and to win more souls for Christ. Praised by Pope St. Pius X, Pope Benedict XV, and by many cardinals and bishops, Inner Strength for Active Apostles was an instant hit, and has since been read with gratitude by hundreds of thousands of busy parents, teachers, preachers, catechists, and other Christians working in the world to save souls without losing their own. These Christians turned to this book because Fr. Chautard understands -- and here offers sure remedies for -- the particular spiritual problems that afflict all of us who try to bring others to Christ. He explains how to avoid the self-righteousness and pride that bring down successful apostles, and the indifference and despair that cripple unsuccessful ones. Relying on the spiritual wisdom of the greatest saints and mystics of the Church (from St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas to St. Francis de Sales and St. John of the Cross), Inner Strength for Active Apostles shows you how to achieve each of the three essential goals that you must accomplish in your apostolic efforts: you must win souls to Christ; you must promote your own spiritual welfare; and you must give glory to God. Here is a spiritual handbook that will bring holiness to you as you spread Christ's gospel, and will make it easier for you -- by your words and your example -- to lead ever more souls to Him. Book jacket.

The Secrets of Biblical Wisdom

Author:Kyle Searcy

Publisher:Baker Books


Total Pages:192



Books Description:

Rising Leader Shows Readers How to Harness Spiritual Wisdom for Sucessful Living When facing life problems, Christians ask God for help, for blessings, for miracles, for intervention. Rarely do they ask for the one thing that can solve the majority of their problems wisdom. While wisdom is valued, it is rarely sought after. It is attributed to Solomon and relegated to Old Testament days. Yet the Bible tells us that wisdom is still calling us today (Proverbs 8:1). Kyle Searcy, respected leader and pastor, has experienced the favor and blessing of wisdom in his own life. Here he shares the secrets to unlocking the power of wisdom, guiding believers along the path of acquiring and harnessing spiritual wisdom. Through personal examples, stories, Scriptures, and biblical examples, he shows how possessing wisdom produces, among other things, favor, special skills, and wealth. Each chapter ends with practical actions to assist readers in pursuing wisdom and enjoying its benefits in their personal situations.

A Heavenly Directory

Author:Ryan M. McGraw

Publisher:Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht


Total Pages:256



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There is a growing body of historical literature on the importance of John Owen. Ryan M. McGraw seeks to reassess Owen’s theology in light of the way in which he connected his trinitarian piety to his views of public worship. McGraw argues that Owen ́s teaching on communion with God as triune was the foundation of his views of public worship and that he regarded public worship as the highest expression of communion with the triune God. These themes not only highlight Owen’s context as a Reformed orthodox theologian, but the distinctive influence of English Puritanism on his theological emphases. The connection between his practical trinitarianism and public worship runs through the course of his writings and every major area of his theology. These include the nature of theology, the knowledge of God, the doctrine of the Trinity, public worship, spiritual affections, apostasy, covenant theology, ecclesiology, and Christology. This work treats these themes in Owen’s thought and shows how they intersect and are intertwined with the Trinity and public worship. In addition, this book provides a detailed exposition of the parts of Reformed worship. While other works have treated the centrality of his trinitarianism in his theology, few have acknowledged the importance of public worship in his thinking. This research concludes that communion with God in public worship was integral to Owen’s practical trinitarian theology.

Everyday Wisdom from the Gospels (Ebook Shorts)

Author:Warren W. Wiersbe

Publisher:Baker Books


Total Pages:60



Books Description:

In this unique book, bestselling and beloved author Warren W. Wiersbe carefully selects short statements from the Gospels that have the power to renew your strength, challenge your assumptions, and encourage you in your walk with God.

The Awesome Book of Hilarious and Heavenly Cartoons


Publisher:Harvest House Publishers


Total Pages:160



Books Description:

Jonny Hawkins offers more than 150 side-splitting cartoons that provide hilarious new perspectives on... well-known Bible stories and characters tidbits of spiritual wisdom common elements of contemporary Christian life With helpful indexes by themes and by Scripture references, this is also a handy resource for speakers, pastors, and teachers who want to inject a little humor into their messages. Permission is granted for churches with less than 1000 people in attendance to reproduce the cartoons for their own use. Licenses are available for non-church use and larger audiences. All readers—young or old, new to the Bible or seasoned in the Scriptures—will love these fun glimpses into the lighter side of faith.

The Secret to Holy Spirit Authority

Author:David Charles Craley



Total Pages:188



Books Description:

________How did He do it?______ How did Jesus do it? How did He heal the sick, open the eyes of the blind, and set the captives free at every opportunity? And how did His disciples do it after He ascended into heaven? Some may say, “Jesus could do it because He was God.” But that point of view, suggesting that we cannot do it because we are not God, falls short of what Jesus promised His disciples in the Gospel of John: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father” [John 14:12, NKJV]. If the Lord’s promise to His disciples is true--that we can and should be doing the same works He did--and greater, then there must be answers in the word of God, there must be keys to help us understand how. With revolutionary prophetic insight, The Secret to Holy Spirit Authority: In the Power of the Spirit reveals step by step how Jesus did it, how His disciples did it, and how Christian believers today can rise up spiritually to walk “in His steps” and set the captives free. “...revolutionary prophetic insight...” ____________________________________ David Charles Craley is a writer, editor and, for more than four decades, a researcher and teacher of the Bible. The Secret to Holy Spirit Authority: In the Power of the Spirit is his second book. His first was The Hope of Glory: In Search of the Light, a memoir, (1979). He lives in Austin, Texas. __________________www.holyspiritsecret.com_____

Will You Sparkle in the Light

Author:Linda L. Evans

Publisher:WestBow Press


Total Pages:320



Books Description:

Excerpt: Upon waking that morning, still in a state of slumber the angel of the harvest appeared by my bed and placed in my hand a head of Golden Bearded Wheat, and said,........ Book content Description Will You Sparkle in the Light takes you on a journey into the spirit realm in the supernatural and spiritual things of God. Covering many topics of abuse, depression, fornication, demons, satanic and religious, cults, Angels, Jesus, God and The Holy Spirit, you will be on the edge of your seat with anticipation. There are many reasons why people who once knew God, who want to know Him, and some who don't know He exist, are searching for what can only be found in His truth. People are searching now more than ever for something, or someone to believe in, or to find the truth and answers to why they are here, where they came from and where they are going. We used to call it trying to find ourselves. Most have never met the one true God Jehovah. They, like this author, were raised, having never been taught about the awesome benefits found in serving the one True God. Will You Sparkle in the Light is for Men, and Women 17 years and up. Where there wasn't a question of who God is, who Jesus is, and who the Holy Spirit is, now all genders and ages are asking this question. There are seducing spirits leading people astray from the One True God, the real Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. This book will shed light on these seducing spirits, and will reveal the lies and deception Satan uses to lead people away from God, including the Christian. Before 1948 when Israel became a Nation, and 1967 when Jerusalem once again came under Israeli control, the Bible wasn't a book that could be easily understood. Since the time of Daniel the prophecies of the Bible were sealed by God's instruction. It wasn't until these two prophetic events took place that the scriptures began to open in revelation knowledge. Until the late 1960's the Bible was a book of do's and don'ts, that many found scary, fearful, and difficult to understand. Today, with all the technology at our disposal, we can find answers to all in the Bible, and will be able to see The great Wisdom and integrity in and of the Word of God. If people were to read the Bible now and diligently seek the truth, and seek God with their whole heart they will find Him. It is no longer in the dark, so to speak, but has shed light on the darkness that covers the earth. The truth is what most people are seeking, and now can know where to find it. The author's desire is to help those who have left the fold, and give them reason to return. To Help them learn where they became deceived, and introduce them to the character, and attributes of God they haven't before known. The book is filled with supernatural experiences, and teaches how to distinguish between the voice of Satan and the voice of God, how one can walk in power, truth, Love, and authority having dominion over the earth. Most of all it teaches that heaven, and hell do exist. There is in depth descriptions of both places based on the author's experience of going to heaven, encounters with Jesus, encounters with angels, and how to recognize the demonic spirits influencing the world today. Another desire of the author is to help others learn the importance of knowing about the spiritual realm for we fight not against flesh and blood but against powers and principalities of the air, rulers of darkness of this world, and wickedness in high places Eph. 6. Without this knowledge one can't make an informed decision whom they are going to serve today and where they will spend eternity. The Love of God is demonstrated, and expressed in great depth in how much He loves His creation. God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow and works with people the same today as in the ancient of days. There are millions in the world today having supernatural experiences, and must learn how to discern from whom these experiences come. They, also need to understand these experiences and that they are not alone in their experiences. Many fear telling others about their experiences because of what others will think of them. The author has written why one should not be afraid to share for we have not been brought into bondage to fear again, but have been given power, Love and a sound mind. Hope is given in this book to help Christians, and nonbelievers to learn from whom and where their experiences come. Will You Sparkle in the Light will give answers backed by Scripture. If you are one who wants to know truth, who you are, and where you are headed in this life, and the after life, Will You Sparkle in the Light is for you. Author background includes Master of Ministry in Christian Counseling, Bachelor of Theology in Christian Counseling, Evangelism, Key Note Speaker, and walks in the anointing of the prophetic, word of knowledge, healing, teaching, visions and dream interpretation, and has been saved for nearly 60 years, plus in Ministry for over 40 years. God Bless those who read this book and the word of God. Enjoy the Journey.. It's a great one filled with excitement and adventure. Go to author page on Facebook and post comments, questions, and click "LIKE". Order book in soft cover or on Kindle.

The Decades of Henry Bullinger, Minister of the Church of Zurich, Translated by H. I.

Author:Henry Bullinger

Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers


Total Pages:624



Books Description:

Excerpt from The Decades of Henry Bullinger, Minister of the Church of Zurich: The First and Second Decades But let the ministers of our time well weigh the condition and manner of the time; and then, no doubt, they shall see that it is high time to bestir them to the doing of their duties. This time succeedeth a time, wherein was extreme famine of all spiritual food, so that the sheep of this time can never recover themselves of that feebleness whereinto they were brought, but by some great and extraordinary diligence. This time succeedeth a time, wherein the multitude of wolves and ravenous beasts was so great, and their rage and fury so fell in every sheepfold, that the good shepherds were either put to ight, or pitifully murdered; so that the sheep, being committed to wolves, did either perish, or degenerate into wolves: so that to regenerate them again into sheep requireth no small labour. The church in this time is like land that hath lain, time out of mind, unmanured, uncompassed, untilled;6 the preface. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Life Application New Testament Commentary


Publisher:Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.


Total Pages:1296



Books Description:

Based on the best-selling Life Application Commentary series, this single, handy volume holds practical, concise insight on every verse in the New Testament. Now readers can get all the useful background information they need, without a lot of obscure facts they don't need. A key resource for every Bible teacher and anyone else who wants to understand the New Testament and how it applies to real life.

Healing the Wound from My Daughter’s Suicide

Author:Lois Severson



Total Pages:168



Books Description:

With thousands of known suicides taking place in the United States each year, it is very possible you have already been touched. In Healing the Wound from My Daughter’s Suicide, author Lois Severson shares the true story of how her family was deeply affected by the tragedy of suicide. She narrates the story of the suicide of her twenty-six-year-old daughter Patty in June of 2005. Severson recalls a personal journey through the grief process from the perspective of the mother, father, and sister of the victim. She also includes Patty’s suicide letter and selected diary entries and addresses the subject of mental illness and its role in suicides. Raw and emotional, Healing the Wound from My Daughter’s Suicide provides keen insight into family dynamics following the suicide of a loved one. It shows how one family navigated the grief and healing process and found comfort through help from their community, from within the family, and through their faith in God.

The Oxford History of Christian Worship

Author:Geoffrey Wainwright,Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

Publisher:Oxford University Press


Total Pages:960



Books Description:

The Oxford History of Christian Worship is a comprehensive and authoritative history of the origins and development of Christian worship to the present day. Backed by an international roster of experts as contributors, this new book will examine the liturgical traditions of Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant, and Pentecostal traditions throughout history and across the world. With 240 photographs and 10 maps, the full geographical spread of Christianity is covered, including Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, East Asia, and the Pacific. Following contemporary trends in scholarship, it will cover social and cultural contexts, material culture and the arts. Written to be accessible to the educated layperson, this unique and beautiful volume will also appeal to clergy and liturgists and more generally to students and scholars of the liturgy, Christian theology, church history, and world history.