People have honest doubts and questions about God that deserve solid answers. How do we explain the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way we can all understand? Ray Pritchard has updated this best-selling presentation of the gospel in a clear, straightforward way using simple language and clear Scripture references. An Anchor for the Soul is written with doubters, seekers, and skeptics in mind. In a clear, straightforward presentation, he answers questions such as: What is God like? How can I know Him? Who is Jesus and what did He do? What does it mean to be a Christian? Through stories and illustrations, Pastor Pritchard very personally, yet gently, challenges his readers with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
For more than thirty years, Joyce Rupp has been writing bestselling spiritual books that have accompanied readers through the seasons of life and helped them glimpse the Divine. In Anchors for the Soul, prayers, poems, blessings, and meditations from Rupp’s many works are brought together to offer daily wisdom that will guide you and keep you anchored to God throughout the year. It’s easy, as we rush from one important thing to the next, for our days to feel off-balance, overwhelming, or even lacking in purpose. In Anchors for the Soul, bestselling author and retreat leader Joyce Rupp helps you root each day in the Holy One’s love and the promise of his faithfulness. Anchors for the Soul, compiled by Kathy Reardon—a spiritual director, retreat leader, and nurse—contains pieces from such Rupp classics as The Circle of Life and Fragments of Your Ancient Name as well as such perennially popular works as The Cup of Our Life and Praying Our Goodbyes. This daily devotional touches on the themes that have marked Rupp’s work as you travel through the seasons of the year. She walks with you as you experience grief, embrace stillness, and see in your daily life the fingerprints of the Divine. She helps you welcome new life, practice selfless acts of kindness, and remember the gift that is the people in your life, all the while showing you glimpses of the heart of God. Filled with Rupp’s characteristic prayers, poems, meditations, and blessings, this treasury provides a daily retreat to center yourself in the warmth of the Divine embrace and begin the day feeling renewed. Each day’s reading concludes with a practice to carry with you for the rest of the day that brings you back to your center and reminds you to be light to the world.
Popular author and radio personality Riekert Botha takes readers on a journey of forgiveness, salvation, hope and love that will give them renewed strength to navigate the storms of life. The short devotions in this full-color devotional will remind readers of God’s never-ending mercy and power, for even amidst a terrible storm, God remains an anchor for the soul.
The book of Hebrews conveys a double dose of spiritual power. It not only presents the greatness of Christ in ways no other New Testament writing does, but it repeatedly demands a heart response from the reader. No one can study Hebrews and not grow spiritually and come face to face in a new way with Christ. It is also true that no New Testament book has had more background research than Hebrews, and none has spawned a greater diversity of opinion. However, virtually all agree that the grand theme of this epistle is the supremacy and finality of the Lord Jesus Christ. Life-changing themes come from God to us in this marvelous epistle. The unequalled glories of Jesus Christ—the solemn danger of drifting away from dependence on divine grace—a heavenly high priest who understands and is ever ready to help—the rest only God can give, even in the middle of trials and of demanding ministry—the hope that is ours through a blood covenant with an awesome God—these and other topics from Hebrews must be understood and put to work practically if we are to live and serve as God's people today. Those who preach, teach, and study the Word of God will find this book a gold mine of helpful discussion a Bible book easily misunderstood and often overlooked. With divisions and outlines that are never forced but flow naturally from the text, Hebrews will be a great resource for all who desire to communicate God's truth and seek to grow in their own faith through personal Bible study. Part of the Preaching the Word series.
We face many threats to our inner peace and equilibrium. The storms of life, illness, disappointment, tragedy, and redundancy, can strike us suddenly. Life in this world is, indeed, no smooth passage. In the midst of our personal storms we may unconsciously sigh: "If only we had an anchor for our souls--an anchor which keeps us from going under in stormy times." The good news is that in the Christ of the Bible we may find the earthly and eternal security, stability, and safety we crave. Christian hope in Christ is an anchor of the soul. Just as an anchor provides stability amidst the storm because it is fixed on a solid object, so the promises of God in Christ are sure and steadfast, for Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. This book directs the reader to the sure and certain promises of God. Life can resemble a merciless, stormy sea and our souls can feel like a fragile, vulnerable ship. But Christian hope is an anchor--anchored firmly to Christ the
is a 366-day devotional written especially for believers who yearn for a more intimate relationship with the Lord. The devotional reflects on real-life issues such as finding time for prayer, managing a busy schedule, prioritizing one's life and dealing with conflict, allowing readers to reflect and listen as God whispers His truths to their hearts. This daily devotional will deepen your relationship with the Lord and give you courage to face the challenges of each new day; reassuring you that God has a special plan for your life. 4.75" x 7.125",388 Full-Color Pages,Copper Foiled Cover Accents,Attached Ribbon Page Marker,Presentation Page for Gift-Giving