Vines: My Life and Ministry by Jerry Vines,Dr. Paige Patterson

By Jerry Vines,Dr. Paige Patterson

Dr. Jerry Vines accredited the decision to pastor First Baptist Church, Jacksonville,FL, in July 1982 and retired in February of 2006. He used to be elected president of the Southern Baptist conference in either 1988 and 1989. He traveled the rustic preaching and instructing the Bible at church buildings, meetings, and denominational meetings.
 
Now, in his autobiography, the pastor, Baptist statesman, and father tells his tale that starts off in Carrollton, GA, takes him to Jacksonville, FL, and whirls during the fiery controversies of the conservative resurgence.Readers achieve viewpoint on a few of a denomination’s pivotal moments during the eyes of 1 of its so much influential figures, concentrating on his lifestyles and ministry.

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Woman of Nobility: The Story of Sophronia Emeline Cobb Dryer by Nina Bissett

By Nina Bissett

within the overdue 1800s a supremely certified lady educator and administrator made an unforgettable imprint on recognized missionaries, educators, and preachers. Emma Dryer labored with Pacific backyard Mission's George and Sarah Clarke, Methodist deaconess Lucy Rider Meyer, Wheaton university President Charles Blanchard, Anna Spafford--whose husband wrote the loved hymn It is easily with My Soul--and many others. notwithstanding, her maximum success got here from her divinely guided organization with evangelist Dwight L. Moody.
Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, with its compelling and far-reaching ministries, may absolutely no longer exist this day if now not for the using missionary fervor of Emma Dryer. Her tale is ultimately being instructed in gentle of this organization. a detailed exam of her ministry courting with Mr. Moody unearths the interconnected features in their lives from a perspective by no means prior to written. This comprises interpreting their management types and effectiveness in modern-day phrases in addition to contrasting their studying types, strengths, and weaknesses as either evangelist and educator.
This publication represents the 1st biography of Emma Dryer's existence with timeless facts of the replied prayers of a noble and virtuous lady who devoted her existence to serve and honor Christ till his eminent return.

"It is key that Christians now not lose contact with the methods God has used others in development His nation. during this publication, Dr. Nina Bissett takes an interesting examine a existence and ministry that are supposed to no longer be forgotten! The reader is not just encouraged by means of Dryer's biography, but in addition earnings perception into the explanations Dryer used to be impactful. Educators and church leaders alike will make the most of studying extra approximately Emma Dryer."
--Cisco Cotto, Chicago Radio character; Lead Pastor, Village Church of Oak Park

"Bissett's biography of Emma Dryer is a great addition to our knowing of Christianity in the USA in the course of the overdue nineteenth century. Drawing upon formerly untapped fundamental assets, she supplies us the 1st scholarly and balanced biography of an incredibly vital lady who helped unfold the Gospel at domestic and abroad. People attracted to the often-ignored function girls performed in promulgating the Christian religion may still learn this book."
--Lyle W. Dorsett, Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism, Beeson Divinity School

"Bissett's ground-breaking paintings on Emma Dryer is really a life-time success. Few students have had the braveness and tenacity to tackle Emma's advanced character and lifelong undertaking paintings and the actual struggles she encountered as either a lady and founding father of what will be often called Moody Bible Institute."
--Louis B. Gallien, Jr., Former Dean, Reich collage of schooling, Professor of Interdisciplinary experiences, The Honors university, Appalachian country University

"The lifetime of Emma Dryer is worthy celebrating. even supposing hidden for years, Bissett was capable of discover the terrific effect she had on such a lot of and provides us a glimpse into the lifetime of this world-changer. This e-book is a must have for every person's library."
--Huntley Brown, overseas live performance Pianist

Nina Bissett has served in public faculties and Christian colleges as a instructor and administrator and has event as a application director and therapist during the nationwide Institute for studying improvement. She holds a BA in schooling from David Lipscomb collage in Nashville, Tennessee; a MA in Christian university management from Grace university in Winona Lake, Indiana; and an EdD in greater schooling management and educating from Regent college in Virginia seashore, Virginia.

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Peter: Keys to Following Jesus by Tim Gray

By Tim Gray

Renowned student Dr. Tim grey masterfully courses you thru the tumultuous and encouraging lifetime of Peter--from his name to discipleship to his eventual martyrdom in Rome. utilizing Sacred Scripture and culture, Dr. grey highlights those vital classes from Peter's lifestyles, including:

  • How to turn into a trusting disciple and "cast into the deep"
  • The pitfalls of residing discipleship at a distance and the eventual denial that might come
  • How to get over sin and settle for God's mercy
  • How to turn into a daring witness to others of the affection of Jesus

Come to raised understand, love, and stick with Jesus in the course of the Rock on whom he outfitted his Church.

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Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin by Marina Warner

By Marina Warner

This designated research of the cult of the Virgin Mary bargains a fashion of puzzling over the interrelations of Catholicism and concepts of excellent femininity over the longue duree. An formidable background of the altering symbolism of the mum of God, on my own of All Her intercourse holds as much as the sunshine assorted emphases taking place at diverse instances, and highlights that the plain archetype of a magna mater is consistently in play with social and historic stipulations and values.
Marina Warner's fascinating standpoint used to be cast within the aftermath of important postwar advancements in heritage, anthropology, and feminism and the ebook encouraged fierce debates while it used to be first released in 1976. by myself of All Her intercourse is usually an emotive, own assertion, coming up from Warner's own
upbringing as a Catholic. It choices up on vintage money owed resembling Mary MacCarthy's Memoirs of a Catholic Girlhood and Antonia White's Frost in could, in addition to the author's personal stories at a Catholic boarding college. hugely debatable in conservative quarters, the book's arguments have been welcomed and acknowledged by means of many readers who shared Warner's reviews. during this new version, Marina Warner has written a brand new preface which stories the booklet within the gentle of the current
debate approximately secularism, religion, countries, and social identities. She takes factor along with her unique flawed end that the fashionable age may see the cult of Mary fade away and revises it within the mild of contemporary popes' enthusiasm for the mum of God, a clean wave of visions and revelations, a brand new new release of female
saints, and the reorientation of theological methods to the girl question.

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Pain, Passion and Faith: Revisiting the Place of Charles by Joanna Cruickshank

By Joanna Cruickshank

ache, ardour and religion: Revisiting where of Charles Wesley in Early Methodism is an important research of the 18th-century poet and preacher Charles Wesley. Wesley used to be an influential determine in 18th-century English tradition and society; he used to be co-founder of the Methodist revival move and the most prolific hymn-writers within the English language. His hymns depict the Christian existence as characterised through more than a few extreme feelings, from ecstatic pleasure to profound agony. With this e-book, writer Joanna Cruickshank examines the subject of ache in Charles WesleyOs hymns, to aid us know how early Methodist women and men made experience of the actual, emotional and religious pains they skilled. Cruickshank uncovers a space of important war of words in the Methodist management and illuminates Methodist tradition extra greatly, laying off gentle on early Methodist responses to modern social matters like charity, slavery, and capital punishment.

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God Needs Me by Lynn Fox Adams

By Lynn Fox Adams

Does God actually need someone? Lynn Fox Adams solutions that query with a powerful sure. As a patient of the often-misdiagnosed and misunderstood disorder dysautonomia, Lynn has spent her lifestyles often bedridden and homebound. but this has now not stopped her from sharing and spreading the message of Jesus Christ through the global. God wishes Me: dwelling with Dysautonomia is Lynn's own tale of desire, encouragement, and confirmation that sure, God actually can use an individual in his nation. victims of dysautonomia or different persistent stipulations, in addition to family and friends participants of these that suffer, will cherish this first-of-its-kind e-book and locate desire, encouragement, or even strategies therein as they become aware of ailment, irrespective of how debilitating, doesn't need to regulate one's non secular existence.

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Christy Mathewson, the Christian Gentleman: How One Man's by Bob Gaines

By Bob Gaines

Nearly a century after his ultimate significant league visual appeal, Christy Mathewson continues to be one in every of the best right-handed pitchers within the historical past of baseball. Mathewson ranks within the most sensible ten between pitchers for wins, shutouts, and period, and in 1936 he was once venerated as one of many inaugural contributors of the Baseball corridor of reputation. taking part in within the early 20th century, Mathewson was once the nation’s first All-American hero, a guy of Christianity inspiring the values of hundreds of thousands whereas bringing dignity to a video game that had formerly been reserved for rougher characters.

In Christy Mathewson, the Christian Gentleman: How One Man's religion and Fastball eternally replaced Baseball, Bob Gaines offers a detailed and private examine the intense existence and soul of a proficient guy residing in a different time. After growing to be up in a loving, Christian domestic and attending Bucknell collage lower than the cautious watch of his youth pastor, Mathewson struggled to discover his footing within the unsavory international baseball. noticeable as an “intellectual university boy” whose shy character was once misinterpreted as an aloof conceitedness, Mathewson’s religion and personality have been positioned to the try. via robust will and an strange partnership with John McGraw—a supervisor his complete opposite in every thing yet a wish to prevail and a fervent trust in God—Christy grew to become the main trendy and revered guy on his staff.

Christy Mathewson, the Christian Gentleman features information on Christy’s early life and school years no longer documented through different activities historians—information stumbled on by means of the writer in Mathewson’s place of birth, the church buildings he attended, and faculty documents. together with undying photographs, this e-book brings to existence Mathewson’s outstanding profession, perfect personality, and unwavering religion.

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Language in the Confessions of Augustine by Philip Burton

By Philip Burton

Philip Burton explores Augustine's therapy of language in his Confessions - an important paintings of Western philosophy and literature, with carrying on with highbrow value. certainly one of Augustine's key issues is the tale of his personal encounters with language: from his acquisition of language as a baby, via his occupation as schoolboy orator then celebrity scholar at Carthage, to professor of rhetoric at Carthage and Rome. Having labored his method as much as the eminence of court docket Orator to the Roman Emperor at Milan, Augustine rediscovered the catholic Christianity of his formative years - and made up our minds that this was once incompatible together with his rhetorical career. Over the subsequent ten years, he progressively reinvents himself as a special type of language expert: a Christian highbrow, commentating on Scripture and preaching to his flock.

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The Evolving God: Charles Darwin on the Naturalness of by J. David Pleins

By J. David Pleins

In concentrating on the tale of Darwin's non secular doubts, students too frequently forget Darwin's optimistic contribution to the learn of faith.

J. David Pleins strains Darwin's trip in 5 steps. He starts off with Darwin's international voyage, the place his stumble upon with spiritual and cultural range remodeled his figuring out of faith. strangely, Darwin wrestles with severe theological questions while he uncovers the evolutionary layers of faith from savage roots. subsequent, we stick to Darwin as his doubts approximately conventional biblical faith take root, affecting his occupation selection and marriage to Emma Wedgwood. Pleins then examines Darwin's mystery notebooks as he searches for a materialist concept of faith. back, different surprises loom as Darwin's studying of Comte's 3 levels of religion's improvement truly predate his examining of Malthus. Pleins explores how Darwin utilized his discovery to the area of ethics by means of formulating an evolutionary view of the "Golden Rule" in his Descent of Man. eventually, he considers Darwin's later reflections at the faith query, as he wrestled with no matter if his perspectives resulted in atheism, agnosticism, or a brand new form of theism.

The Evolving God concludes via a few of the present spiritual debates surrounding Darwin and indicates the necessity for a deeper appreciation for Darwin as a non secular philosopher. notwithstanding he grew skeptical of conventional Christian dogma, Darwin made key discoveries about the function and serve as of faith as a average evolutionary phenomenon.

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Against the Tide: The Unforgettable Story of Watchman Nee by Angus Kinnear

By Angus Kinnear

With thousands of books offered, studied and translated, Watchman Nee strongly motivated smooth Christian pondering. A devoted evangelist and proficient Bible instructor, Nee stood opposed to the tide of chinese language Marxist atheism and Communism, and was once imprisoned for his religion. during this revised variation of Nee’s biography, examine his remarkable lifestyles and enable it motivate you to a brand new point of religion and commitment.

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