Lost But Not Without Hope is a collection of poems written by teenage author, Dakota Durbin, who wishes to spread his messages and ideals. Many of the emotion touched upon include those surrounding relationships, love, pain, anger, fear, and depression. Typical feelings a teen or any person may experience through their life time and be able to relate to. These poems were written to empathize with ours feelings, as well as express his own. The poems reflect generalized feelings and provide a range of interpretation for the readers, but hidden within is Dakota’s unique struggles and inner messages.
For nearly two thousand years followers of Jesus have gathered in churches to eat a meal called Communion in his memory. In Table Talk, Mike Graves claims if we could travel back to those earliest Christian gatherings, we would realize we are not just two thousand years removed; we are light-years removed from how they ate when gathered because eating was why they gathered in the first place, a kind of first-century dinner party. Four characteristics of their Communion practices would leap out at us, traits that are scattered throughout the New Testament, but that often go unnoticed: how the meal was part of a full evening together, promoting intimacy; how it was a mostly inclusive affair, everyone welcome at the table; how it was typically festive, more like a dinner party; and how afterwards they enjoyed a lively conversation on a host of topics. But Table Talk explores more than just Communion practices, because a new way of doing church is happening around the world, gatherings more horizontal than vertical. For two thousand years Christians have oriented themselves toward God in the presence of others; now a growing number of congregations, part of the dinner church movement, are orienting themselves toward each other in the presence of God. This book tells their story and helps us rethink our own.
NEBULAR, takes us into the year 2113 – a time when nationalistic interests and blind patriotism are things of the past. The scourge of international wars is no longer a threat. By combining resources and knowledge, Humanity has almost conquered disease and poverty. United as the Solar Union, Humanity faces the challenges of the last unknown realm – space! Thriving colonies on the Moon and Mars are part of everyday life. Around ten billion people live on Earth while two hundred and fifty million have settled in the Moon and Mars colonies. Scientific outposts are being established and operated on the moons of the gigantic outer planets. Human explorers have already encountered the ice deserts on Jupiter’s moon Europa, the dusty storms on Mars and the primeval hydro-carbon oceans on Titan. Prospectors search for crucial natural resources in the asteroid belts and manned spaceships fly not only between the planets but also to the outer edges of the solar system to further the reach of exploration. Humanity’s most distant outpost is on Neptune’s moon Triton, an ice-cold world, where scientists and private mining companies are braving the harsh conditions. About 2000 men and women of the Solar Union are part of the contingent, accepting a life of solitude, far away from home. They are exploring the outer regions of the solar system to find much needed raw materials for Earth and her colonies. Astrophysicists utilize the unique local undisturbed gravitational conditions on Triton, aligning the large antenna arrays of the new SETI project onto nearby stars. However, Humanity has not yet found alien life forms. Establishing contact with fellow alien civilizations is one of the greatest remaining objectives of these times. Unconsciously, most Humans hope these foreign cultures will be similar and that Humanity will be able to learn from these beings in a peaceful exchange of information. However, so far the SETI installation on Triton has been unsuccessful to intercept signals from an intelligent origin. It is as if alien civilizations don’t want to communicate with Humanity – but that doesn’t mean these aliens don’t exist … and haven’t been listening … and watching Humanity all along!
Time has sealed the reputation of Matthew Henry's classic commentary as a rich source of insight into God's word. Four centuries after its first publication, it remains one of the best-loved, most popular commentaries ever written. However, while its wisdom is timeless, the English language has changed much through the years. Words that meant one thing in Matthew Henry's day have taken on different meanings today. In addition, Henry's often wordy reflections are generations removed from the crisp style that communicates most effectively to contemporary readers. The Zondervan NIV Matthew Henry Commentary is a masterful response to these concerns. It delivers the heart and soul of Henry's incomparable writings in a style that is easy to read and understand. -Dr. Leslie Church's meticulous abridgment retains the essential content of the original work. - Easily misunderstood words have been replaced with modern ones while keeping Henry's style. - Use of the New International Version (NIV) instead of the King James Version makes this edition fully compatible with today's most widely used Bible translation. In one volume, here is a wealth of exposition, metaphors, analogies, and illustrations, ideal for - Personal devotions - Bible study - Sermon and lesson preparation
The struggle of a young girl who were abuse at the age of six to the age of nineteen. Who became the victim of drugs, racisim, physical abuse and who lived to tell the story. She survived even when all the odds were against her. No amount of abuse could stop her from reaching her potential and her call from God.
Life after war is not what you expect it to be. Whether you have served in front-line combat or experienced second-hand the destructive forces of war-your soul has been impacted. For war survivors and their families, life after war can be a confusing time. What happens after war? What can you expect? What issues will you face? In Close to Home, combat survivors and their families find a raw, tell-it-like-it-is, compassion-filled account of what survivors often go through when they come home. Facing deep emotional, mental and spiritual wounds, war survivors feel shattered on the inside. In this book, survivors find hope, inspiration and encouragement to pick up the fragments of "life before war" and rebuild a new identity. Families gain invaluable insight into what goes through the hearts and minds of survivors and what they can do to help. The journey to healing is long, but it no longer has to be silent. "This is an important book because it confronts an issue which thousands of soldiers face-how to return to "normal" life after war ." --Edith M. Lederer, co-author of War Torn: Stories of War from the Women Reporters who Covered Vietnam
This book discusses and outlines the Trinity or Triunity of the Godhead, establishing the biblical basis for the doctrine; it reviews other beliefs that disagree with the Trinity (such as The Word Faith Movement, Jehovah's Witnesses and the Oneness Pentecostals); it looks at issues such as Jesus Died Spiritually, the Gender of God and the Equality of the Members of the Godhead (Subordinism). It outlines the Trinity in such a way that it would not be difficult to understand the composite of the Godhead.
The process of weaving a fictional dream can be painful and also joyful path to self discovery, realizes an ordinary man when he sits down to reveal his thoughts and bring to life characters whose lives would confront and impact his heart and mind. As the people of the imaginary world open the Writer's eyes to his own soul, he relishes his intimate sentiments and sees the color of his emotions. Caught in an imaginary fabrication where at times he basks in the beauty of creation and at moments he suffers its loneliness . There is transformation and simultaneous transition during these years of writing, the beginning commences in the cold winter and rejuvenating spring comes in the end. But the big question is will the Writer and his realm of fiction survive or both perish without the world ever reading his words and recognizing his worth. Mask in the Mirror is a gripping story of self discovery, introspection, and a touching saga of how fictional life can change the real life of an ordinary man.