Heavenly Man

Heavenly Man Author Paul Hattaway
ISBN-10 9780857210456
Year 2011-02-07
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Monarch Books
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This is the intensely dramatic story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan Province and used him mightily to preach the gospel, despite horrific opposition. Brother Yun is one of China's house church leaders, a man who despite his relative youth has suffered prolonged torture and imprisonment for his faith. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to emphasise the character and beauty of Jesus. This astonishing book will form a watershed in your spiritual life.

Son of the Underground

Son of the Underground Author Isaac Liu
ISBN-10 9780857211996
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 141
Language en
Publisher Monarch Books
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In the months before Isaac's birth, Brother Yun was in prison. His mother was about to be forced into having an abortion, though seven months pregnant, because she was carrying the child of an enemy of the state. After desperate prayer, the night before she was due to go into a hospital for the operation, she miraculously gave birth.

What God s Up To on Planet Earth

What God s Up To on Planet Earth Author Mark J. Keown
ISBN-10 9781620326077
Year 2011-05-07
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Have you ever wondered, "Why am I here? What's gone wrong with the world? What is the answer? How will it all end? What do I have to do to know God?" What's God up to on Planet Earth? offers a no-strings-attached presentation of the Christian message written for those who are seeking answers to questions like these. Mark Keown gives a compelling vision of a loving God whose desire is the restoration of the whole world. The book focuses on the individual person and how he or she fits into this inspiring vision. It is a must-read for those seeking to understand the Christian faith more.

The Wow of His Word

The Wow of His Word Author Edwina Doyle
ISBN-10 9781490873466
Year 2015-05-21
Pages 286
Language en
Publisher WestBow Press
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The Wow of His Word answers tough questions about Christianity and the Bible while explaining why the Bible is the handbook for happiness. While sharing her own spiritual journey, the author shares fascinating stories of martyrs, missionaries, reformed atheists, revivals, and miraculous healings that will spark faith in unbelievers and rekindle that of believers.

The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church Vol 7

The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church  Vol  7 Author Hughes Oliphant Old
ISBN-10 9780802817716
Year 2010-02-22
Pages 734
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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This magisterial volume is the seventh and last of Hughes Oliphant Old s history of preaching. Here Old takes up the story with the sixties and the Second Vatican Council and follows it all the way through to the house churches of China and the preaching of the Archbishop of Uganda, known as the Billy Graham of Africa. Along the way he looks at the engaging preaching found in Latin America, the rise of the modern megachurch, the role of Joan Alexandru s preaching in bringing down the house of Ceausescu, and other historically significant moments in preaching. / Full of surprising details and inspiring stories of ministry, this book is a fitting work to round out Old s monumental, comprehensive series written by a preacher for preachers on the history of preaching in the Christian church.

Pentecostalism

Pentecostalism Author William K. Kay
ISBN-10 9780334041443
Year 2009
Pages 358
Language en
Publisher Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
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Examines the background to the Pentecostal movement and describes the different elements of the movement found internationally. This title draws together historical, sociological and theological evaluations of the subject. It is suitable for students of Theology and Religious Studies, taking second or third year modules in Pentecostal studies.

Target Israel

Target Israel Author Tim LaHaye
ISBN-10 9780736964500
Year 2015-06-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
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As the conflicts in the Middle East grow in intensity, we cannot help but wonder what lies ahead for the nation of Israel and whether any of it means we are drawing closer to the last days. In their exciting new book Target Israel, prophecy experts Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson explain why Israel is at the center of God's prophetic plan for the future. As you carefully review the Scriptures with them, you'll learn about...the miracle of Israel's modern-day existence; Israel's unique purpose in the world; the ways in which Israel serves as a super sign of the end times; the coming alliance of nations that will attempt to annihilate Israel; and Christ's return to Jerusalem to rule the world. You'll be inspired as you see how God will bring all His prophetic promises to pass, and be encouraged to share your faith with greater urgency in light of Christ's second coming.

Living Water

Living Water Author Brother Yun
ISBN-10 9780310285540
Year 2008
Pages 299
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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The companion to the bestselling The Heavenly Man, Living Water shares the vision of Brother Yun, one of China's most dedicated, courageous and intensely persecuted house church leaders. Brother Yun's dramatic life story and teachings offer a message that inspires and challenges Christians to live out a passionate commitment to serve Jesus Christ.

Mission Spirituality and Authentic Discipleship

Mission Spirituality and Authentic Discipleship Author Wonsuk Ma
ISBN-10 9781498238250
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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This book argues for the primacy of spirituality in the practice of mission. Since God is the primary agent of mission and God works through the power of the Holy Spirit, it is through openness to the Spirit that mission finds its true character and has its authentic impact. This is demonstrated today particularly by movements of Christian faith in the global south which carry the good news to the heart of communities in every part of the world. Originating in the Edinburgh 2010 mission study project, the essays assembled in this volume show that today there is a renewal of the missionary impetus of the churches which is marked by its spiritual character. Here fresh motivation for mission is being found, moving people of faith to share the good news of Jesus Christ both within their own communities and by crossing frontiers to take the message to new contexts.

Faith Reads A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

Faith Reads  A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction Author David Rainey
ISBN-10 9781591588474
Year 2008-07-30
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.

Operation China

Operation China Author Paul Hattaway
ISBN-10 0953575756
Year 2000
Pages 705
Language en
Publisher
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This unique resource is the first attempt ever made to profile all the people groups of China!- Based on field research; the harvest of more than ten years work-Includes important new ethnographical and anthropological material-Indexed and with an extensive bibliography of English and Chinese language publications.-Includes maps, statistics, linguistic classifications.-Illustrated with 704 full-colour photographs of 490 people groups.-Information-packed but opening doors into the everyday lives of individuals.-Foreword by Patrick Johnstone, author of the best-selling Operation World.

The Existence of God and the Faith instinct

The Existence of God and the Faith instinct Author Howard P. Kainz
ISBN-10 9781575911434
Year 2010
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Susquehanna University Press
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Responding to the rash of books supporting a "new atheism" in recent years, some excellent rebuttals and refutations by Berlinski, Novak, Hart, Day, and others have also been published. The present book, however, is not a continuation of these critical salvos against the likes of Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett, and Harris, but engages in a fresh reexamination of several important aspects of the "God-question," along with an exploration of the theory of the "faith-instinct"---a theory that emerges from a respectably long tradition, but in recent years has been largely relegated to the sidelines in theology and philosophy. In the first chapter, scientific, metaphysical, and theological approaches are utilized and integrated in relationship to the question of God's existence. The second chapter is devoted to the "problem of evil," differentiated into the special categories often lumped into that all-too-generic term---moral evils, natural evils, suffering as an evil. Chapter 3 concerns the obvious follow-up question concerning what sort of characteristics, personal or otherwise, we can attribute to God---going beyond the question of God's mere "existence," even if and when we are intellectually convinced of this existence. In the second half of the book, the various meanings of "faith" are considered; and the apparent discrepancy of many New Testament descriptions of faith with the conventional Catholic and Protestant concepts of faith is investigated. Some "family resemblances" of supernatural faith seem to emerge. Then a monograph by Tubingen theologian Max Seckler, Instinkt und Glaubenswille ("Instinct and the Will to Believe"), which comments on thought-provoking texts concerning a "faith-instinct" in the works of Thomas Aquinas, is considered; Seckler brings out the philosophical and theological basis for this concept, as well as its reverberations for modern theology. The theory of a faith-instinct, however, leads to the question of the proper and improper, real or substitute, "objects," of the proposed instinct. Finally, if this instinct is, as hypothesized, implanted in human nature itself, for all places and all times, what is the function of the various religions in "activating" or placing obstacles to, the activation of this instinct? How are "false prophets," who may be instrumental in redirecting or misdirecting this instinct, to be recognized? Is faith bolstered or hindered by miracles---do miracles have any important relationship to faith? The book ends with a final consideration of the probable mental outlook of the atheist confronted with claims by theists of varying persuasions.

White Gardenia

White Gardenia Author Belinda Alexandra
ISBN-10 9781476790312
Year 2015-02-17
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From internationally bestselling author Belinda Alexandra comes a sweeping, emotional journey that “depicts vividly the powerful lifelong bond between mothers and daughters” (Paullina Simons, author of The Bronze Horseman). In a district of the city of Harbin, a haven for White Russian families since Russia’s Communist Revolution, Alina Kozlova must make a heartbreaking decision if her only child, Anya, is to survive the final days of World War II. White Gardenia sweeps across cultures and continents, from the glamorous nightclubs of Shanghai to the austerity of Cold War Soviet Russia in the 1960s, from a desolate island in the Pacific Ocean to a new life in post-war Australia. Both mother and daughter must make sacrifices, but is the price too high? Most importantly of all, will they ever find each other again? Rich in historical detail and reminiscent of stories by Kate Morton and Lucinda Riley, White Gardenia is a compelling and beautifully written tale about yearning, longing, and the lengths a mother will go to protect her child.

Back to Jerusalem

Back to Jerusalem Author Brother Yun
ISBN-10 0830858555
Year 2012-02-04
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Napoleon once said "When China is moved it will change the face of the globe." Today those words are becoming a reality through the powerful spiritual vision of the Chinese church to send 100,000 missionaries across China's borders to complete the Great Commission, even in this generation. Here Brother Yun, Peter Xu Yongze, and Enoch Wang, three Chinese house church leaders who between them have spent more than 40 years in prison for their faith, explain the history and present-day reality of the Back to Jerusalem movement. Christians everywhere who are called to fulfill the Great Commission will be thrilled by this testimony and inspired to live bolder lives as disciples of Jesus Christ.