The Transforming Power Of Faith

Autor: Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586178423
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"Having faith in the Lord is not something that involves solely our intelligence, the area of intellectual knowledge; rather, it is a change that involves our life, our whole self: feelings, heart, intelligence, will, corporeity, emotions, and human relationships. With faith everything truly changes." So Pope Benedict XVI introduced his catecheses for the Year of Faith, a series of sixteen talks given at his weekly audience from October 2012 to the end of his papacy in February 2013. These talks explore how and why faith is relevant in the contemporary world. How can we come to certainty about things that cannot be calculated or scientifically confirmed? What does God's revelation mean for our daily lives? How can the hunger of the human heart be fulfilled? Offering the guidance of biblical exegesis, pastoral exhortation, and brotherly encouragement, Pope Benedict seeks to answer these questions and many others.

Miracle In The Mountains

Autor: Lonnie Riley
Publisher: Cross Books Pub
ISBN: 9781615071630
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When Lonnie and Belinda Riley return to live in their hometown of Lynch, Kentucky, on a cold March night in 1999, they arrive with no job, no income, and no clue about what to do next. But they do arrive with one certainty: God has called them to leave a comfortable, "make-it-happen" kind of life to live totally dependent on Him to show them how to serve the people in the heart of Appalachia-and that is all they need. As the Rileys learn to live the faith-life, miracle after miracle occurs as God provides in ways that only He can and as He does things only He can do. As word spreads about what is happening, over the next ten years more than 30,000 short- and long-term volunteers come to minister alongside the Rileys in the more than twenty ministries they begin, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in goods and services are donated through Meridzo Center Ministries, Inc. Story after story emerges of how God provides sometimes after a need is known and sometimes before a need is known. Miracle in the Mountains chronicles more than fifty-seven of the hundreds of stories that have emerged as well as many of the biblical principles that the Rileys have learned about how to live the faith-life. These principles are applicable in the life of any reader who is willing to follow God without reservation. "You will be inspired and encouraged as you read the stories," writes Claude V. King, coauthor with Henry Blackaby of Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God. "Th e practical principles Lonnie and Belinda have learned and shared will help you in your own walk of faith. You'll be hungry for more."

The Transforming Power Of The Gospel

Autor: Jerry Bridges
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1612912532
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The apostle Paul writes that we are to be transformed, but for many Christians, figuring out how to approach spiritual transformation can be elusive. Best-selling author Jerry Bridges helps us understand that we have available to us the ultimate power source for true spiritual growth: the gospel. In The Transforming Power of the Gospel, Bridges guides you through a thorough examination of:What the biblical meaning of grace is and how it applies to your lifeHow Jesus’ work in His life and death applies to the believer in justification and adoptionWhy basic spiritual disciplines are necessary for spiritual growthWhat role the Holy Spirit plays in both definitive and progressive sanctification

Our Journey To God

Autor: Fr. Maurice Emelu
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
ISBN: 1682780406
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There is one commonality among every saint: they all have deep faith in God that was lived out in their daily lives. Fr. Maurice Emelu explains here how the faith of Abraham, Moses, Mary, and other biblical figures evolved, and how their journey serves as a roadmap for how our faith-life can be built, nourished, and grown. Drawing on his West African roots as well as his many years of pastoral ministry, Fr. Emelu combines the story-telling culture of Africa with a Western worldview to offer a unique perspective on the nature of faith and what it means to grow closer to the Lord. Theological yet practical, these pages show you what the journey of faith looks like, and explains the essential elements to a life of faith which can transform not only lives, but society itself. You’ll also learn: The four main stages of every person’s journey of faithHow you can grow from the elementary forms of divine realization to deeper awareness of GodHow the journey of faith proceeds from the simple to the complex, and from the known to the unknownHow faith is essential for understanding truth and fully realizing the gift of reasonWhy Abraham and the Blessed Mother are the best models for living out God’s willThe various forms of doubt that can hurt – and even help – our relationship with the LordWays in which faith can break the boundaries of fear and prideHow faith is a source of unity not division among peoples Faith is not an individual’s private dominion. It is the core of our identity as religious beings. Read this book, and you will not only deepen your own faith in God, you will develop a greater appreciation of the transforming power of faith.

The Transforming Power Of Affirmative Prayer

Autor: Grace Reynolds Victor
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452563926
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"This book has arrived on this planet on a Divine time and fashion. Its arrival aligns with the birthing of our New World of light. This is a brilliant and complete guide that supports us in our spiritual work to manifesting this shift to our greater selves. This book is profoundly relevant at such a time as this!" Rev.A Peazer There is a global call for the Spiritual transformation of people everywhere. We cannot deny that there is a major shift in the consciousness of the human race. This book is written with love as a tool for transformation one mind, one heart one soul at a time; it is suitable as a counseling tool, Clergy use, and for individual, family and group edification. It offers support through practical wisdom to transform the reader into an empowered being. It offers light for the overcoming of lack, fears, doubt, mediocrity, addictions, relationship and parenting issues, illness, work, self-sabotage and stagnation. It also offers support to those desiring to live their purpose in wholeness and elegance. The Author uses her experience of feeling pain when she mistakenly thought that she was injured. When she realized that she was not injured the pain stopped instantly! This serves to inspire readers to observe how their own thoughts affect their lives and to become aware of the relationship between mind and matter. The reader is lovingly supported through each step while their thought pattern becomes affirmatively reprogramed. I trust that you realize that as your mind is renewed you become transformed. You will also realize that you can heal, prosper, and find peace and joy beyond your fondest imagination. I pray that as you practice these principles you can say with authority, "The yoke of Affirmative prayer is easy and its burden is light" beloveds, "There is Transforming power in Affirmative prayer....It works when You work It!"

Faith Under Fire

Autor: David Faust
Publisher: College Press
ISBN: 9780899009032
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What Do You Know about Simon Pecer? He was brash. Impulsive. Impatient. Quick to speak and quick to act. But there's a lot to admire -- and a lot of ourselves -- in this humble fisherman Jesus transformed into a courageous, effective leader. Despite his flaws, Peter had a deep love for Christ, and his faith shines from the pages of Scripture like gold refined by fire.

The Transforming Power Of Grace

Autor: Thomas C. Oden
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780687422609
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How does an infinite God relate to finite human beings? How does the death of Jesus Christ bring about human salvation? How are Christians able to actively address the world's ills while maintaining their citizenship in the kingdom of God? These are questions the church grapples with today, as it always has. Yet, according to Thomas C. Oden, contemporary theology has neglected the church's traditional answer to these questions: the doctrine of grace. All too often modern theologians either ignore the doctrine of grace or relate it to the achievement of a particular political agenda. Oden asserts that only by reclaiming the centrality of grace--defined as God's self-giving through Jesus Christ in personal encounter with the individual human will--can Christian theology be true to the gospel. In order to reclaim the doctrine of grace, the author reaches back, beyond the fragmentation of theology that took place during and after the Enlightenment. He draws upon the ecumenical consensus held by early Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant theologians, councils, and creeds regarding this cardinal Christian doctrine. By adducing this ancient unity, Oden challenges modern assumptions concerning the sources and methods of the theological enterprise and calls contemporary Christians to discern what their forebears in the faith knew to be essential to the gospel: that to be a Christian is to be formed, nurtured, and upheld solely by divine grace.

Praise Releases Faith

Autor: Terry Law
Publisher: Victory House Publishers
ISBN: 9780932081155
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God's power in you life. Not only will it build your faith, it will give you a foundation that will enable you to stand in the face of all assaults. It will open the eyes of your faith to all God has in store for you.

Hidden Joy In A Dark Corner

Autor: Wendy Blight
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575673189
File Size: 77,85 MB
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One week after Wendy Blight’s college graduation, she walked into her apartment to find a masked man holding a knife and waiting for her at the top of the stairs. The man spent an hour physically and sexually assaulting Wendy, leaving her changed forever. After this terrifying experience, she lived for years cocooned in a prison of fear, despair, and hopelessness. Finally, after years of searching and believing she had nowhere else to turn, she fell on her knees before God and poured out her tears, anger, and questions to Him. Wendy’s story is one of transformation from trauma to rebirth through the power of the Word of God. Through Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner, the reader will experience hope and the encouragement necessary to press forward to healing and restoration.

Boys To Men

Autor: Tim Gray
Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
ISBN: 9781931018029
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Need a spiritual workout? Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue, by Tim Gray and Curtis Martin, is a Bible study designed specifically for men who want to build their spiritual strength. Each challenging lesson combines rich Scriptural teaching with centuries of Christian wisdom to train today's men for the virtuous life. With thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter, this book is ideal for individual or group study. This Bible study is intended for the growing number of men who are taking seriously their call to Christian discipleship. Steve Wood, founder of St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers, a leading Catholic men's apostolate, says that "every father needs a few essential books in his father's 'tool box.' Boys to Men is one of them."