Living the Stories of Jesus in Real Time
In ParableLife many of Jesus’ most familiar parables are examined in three ways: From the context of the text, through an imagininative retelling of the story behind the story of the parable, and how the parable looks today in real time through actual stories of people living now. There is a growing conversation about what it means to live as a follower of Jesus here and now. Living as a part of the body of Christ is more than just finding a slot on a church’s organizational chart and more than acquiring an impressive collection of Bible data by filling a chair in a sanctuary or Sunday School class. To many, the kingdom of God looks like a tangle of beautiful, sloppy, fast-growing rainforest plants, not a tidy line-up of plants safely contained in five-gallon containers on a shady patio.
Growing a Parable Life from the Inside Out
A contemporary retelling of ten of Jesus’s parables. The second in author Michelle Van Loon’s series (Parable Life, FaithWalk 2005) that share the parables as told in the Bible and then retells the same parable through the stories of real life people living today. Thoughts and questions are included in each chapter to help readers connect with God while sparking dialogue with others. A powerful look at the process of spiritual growth, not as a “how to” but as a “why to.”
Encounter Christ on every continent and in every century of Christian History. A new genre of Bible—a weekly meditation Bible—Holy Bible: Mosaic is an invitation to experience Christ both in His word and in the responses of his people. Each week, as you reflect on guided Scripture readings aligned with the church seasons, you will receive a wealth of insight from historical and contemporary writings. Full-color artwork will engage the soul; quotes, hymns, prayers, and poems enhance the rich devotional experience. Also includes a Dictionary/Concordance, NLT word study system with Hebrew/ Greek dictionary. A beautiful layout of art and devotional content, and an online community and content (coming Fall 2009) will extend the experience.
120 Devotions to Start Your Day
Begin or end your day in a quiet moment with God–and experience his presence in every other moment as well. Each devotional volume contains 120 devotions with full-color art and attractive, contemporary design–great for gift giving. Each devotion includes a verse of Scripture using the GOD’S WORD®translation, a short devotional, and an ending prayer.
Riches from the Greatest Christian Women Writers of All Time
All women who enjoy reading daily devotionals will be drawn to this beautifully packaged book—Take My Heart, Oh God. Perfect as a great gift for any occasion, each one-page, 150-word devotional exposition references a short, insightful quote from a famous woman writer from history or a woman on today’s bestseller lists. Each daily reading includes a Bible verse and seed prayer. This attractive book will challenge, motivate, and stir your heart, encouraging you and all the women in your life through your daily walk.