Living a Life of Love and Faith without Borders
Author: Suzanne Eller
Publisher: Baker Books
New from Bestselling Proverbs 31 Author Suzanne Eller! Without realizing it, we've gotten lost in our own little lives. We've settled for "good enough" and days that run together in an unmemorable blur. We long for something to shake us up, but we're exhausted by the thought of it too. In her warm, vulnerable style, bestselling Proverbs 31 author Suzanne Eller shows how living and loving without limits has nothing to do with your own efforts--and it has everything to do with God's Holy Spirit. Unpacking the promises and teachings Jesus shared with the disciples about the Holy Spirit, Suzanne shows how you can stop settling and start truly living. When you learn to unwrap the gift of his presence, you'll find the world-changing, foundation-shaking, soul-stirring life of passion and purpose God is waiting to give you.
Longing to Hear the Voice of God
Author: Stormie Omartian
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
From bestselling author Stormie Omartian comes a brand-new look at one of God’s most amazing gifts to those who believe in Him: the Holy Spirit. Readers can walk in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in every area of life. With a sure hand, Stormie helps readers to see that the Holy Spirit wants those who know Him to hear His gentle leading when He speaks to their heart, soul, and spirit. He wants to help believers enter into the relationship with God they yearn for, the wholeness and freedom God has for them, and the fulfillment of God’s promises to them. He wants to lead them. As readers trust in the Holy Spirit and His great love for them, they will be filled with His mind, knowledge, wisdom, understand their special calling, and sense His guidance in the way they should go.
God's Healing for Your Broken Places
Author: Suzanne Eller
Brokenness happens. Tragedy, sin, and the painful choices of others all have the ability to disrupt an otherwise contented life. And as a result of our heartache, we often attempt to fix our own brokenness--with disastrous results. If you've tried to heal, but keep ending up in the same place--whether the battle is in your heart or out in the open where everyone can see--The Mended Heart is for you. In this book, author Suzanne Eller tells it like it is: people throw quick fixes at you or tell you to pull yourself up by your bootstraps (whatever that means). More important, though, she shares the powerful truth of Jesus's mission as outlined in Luke 4:18-21: He came to set free all those who are oppressed and in need of mending. You don't have to fix yourself--Jesus loves you right where you are. In fact, He has already completed the work that needs to be done. The Mended Heart will encourage you to trust him, to give and receive grace, and to move ahead even stronger than before--even if others don't move with you.
Now the classic thoughts and teachings of the great Spirit-led women of the past have been edited into this respiring, faith-filled devotional. Make it a part of each day -- to strengthen and empower you for God's Spirit-led purpose for your life!
Author: Jamie Buckingham
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
"God has placed inside each one of us a spiritual dream. It's what God has breathed into us-a little bit of Himself. And it's that part that is calling us unto Him." So states Jamie Buckingham in this remarkable recounting of his own personal journey with the Holy Spirit, never before in print. From his strict moral upbringing, through his salvation experience, through his "dark pit" days as a disgraced Southern Baptist pastor, through his highly successful writing career, Jamie shares how God broke down his resistance to the baptism in the Holy Spirit and taught him how to be led by the Spirit day by day. With characteristic transparency, humor and insight, he uses his own story to encourage each of us to discover our unique identity, purpose, and power-to realize our God-given dream-through a personal experience with the Spirit of God. This book is derived from a series of teachings by Jamie, a well know and highly respected pastor/writer/communicator from the early 1970's through his untimely death in 1992, at the age of 59. If you desire a deeper walk in the Spirit, without condemnation, this is a must read book from a beloved man of God.
Live By His Power
Author: Mark Driscoll
Publisher: Charisma Media
Foreword by Robert Morris When Jesus needed help, He went to the Helper. Where do you go? If Jesus needed help, we all do. Spirit-Filled Jesus explores the role of the Holy Spirit in and through the life of Jesus, revealing aspects of His life that have not been examined before and helping you see how this applies to you. In understanding how Jesus lived His life through the power of the Holy Spirit, you will learn how to: Maintain emotional health even during hardship Redeem your relationships with friends, family, and enemies Be perfected through suffering Forgive others as Jesus forgives you Defeat the demonic with five God-given weapons Everyone knows the Holy Spirit as the Helper but may not realize He helped Jesus. Jesus resisted temptation, endured suffering, and overcame Satan, all by the power of the Spirit. You can do the same. The Spirit that empowered Jesus also lives in you! God wants us not only to admire the life of Jesus and reflect it in our lives but also to experience the same source of life-giving power that Jesus did. Additional resources are available at SpiritFilledJesus.com
Living a Life Led by the Holy Spirit
Author: Dave Pivonka
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Drawing on more than thirty years of ministry experience, Father Dave Pivonka, T.O.R., walks readers through a new way of relating to the Holy Spirit by sharing personal encounters, including an experience that changed his life. What he learned along the way will lead readers to have their own unique encounter and discover the joy of living a life moved by the Spirit. Catholics know God as their father and Jesus as their friend, yet most bypass the third person of the Holy Trinity in their spiritual lives. In this essential guide for those who want to recognize and receive the Holy Spirit, Franciscan priest Dave Pivonka takes readers on his journey as a twenty-something Catholic encountering the Holy Spirit and Charismatic movement for the first time. Breath of God: Living a Life Led by the Holy Spirit dives into the scriptures that convinced Pivonka to pursue a life in the Spirit and shows readers how God’s Spirit is present and active in everyday life. Pivonka’s experience and compelling stories of faith from the lives of those to whom he ministers demonstrate how receiving the Holy Spirit allows the love between the Father and the Son, which animated Jesus’ life on earth, to pour into the hearts of God’s people.
Living a Spirit-Led Life without Being Weird
Author: Mike Pilavachi,Andy Croft
Publisher: David C Cook
Most Christians believe in God’s power, yet few see evidence of the supernatural in their lives. Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft believe that God wants each of his followers to know the work of the Holy Spirit. In Everyday Supernatural, they explore: How to live a Spirit-filled life that is consistent with Scripture How to use the gifts of the Spirit as everyday tools Practical ideas for prayer Why sometimes healing doesn’t happen Ways to show dependence upon the Holy Spirit Everyday Supernatural is an engaging, biblically based invitation to make supernatural power a part of everyday life.
A Yearlong Adventure in Following Jesus
Author: Suzanne Eller
Publisher: Bethany House
Bestselling Proverbs 31 Author Invites Women to Daily Walk Where Jesus Leads Come With Me Devotional asks you to imagine that Jesus walks up to you and invites you to follow him. He doesn't tell you what it will entail, only asks you to come. When the original disciples said yes, they had no idea what that meant. But Jesus was there to walk alongside them. You too can discover the beauty of following where he leads, and feel him walking with you, when you join Suzanne Eller on this yearlong adventure through Luke. You will follow Jesus, learn how he interacts with people, and see his influence upon those he meets along the way. This timeless devotional is for every woman whose desire is to know Christ better and to be changed by that relationship.
Finding the Freedom of Forgiveness
Author: Suzanne Eller
The word forgive is not, as many people think, one dimensional. It does not just mean let go and let God, a challenge for anyone who has experienced traumatizing abuse, injustice, neglect, or abandonment. In The Unburdened Heart, Suzanne Eller explores with readers the multiple facets of forgiveness found in the Scriptures, focusing in particular on the idea of leaving one place to go to another. Anyone can, with the help of God's Spirit, leave pain to find wholeness, leave regret to find purpose, and leave the past to live fully in the present. The Unburdened Heart uses the power of story along with biblical teaching to lead readers into healing and a forgiving lifestyle.
Spirit Led, Spirit Fed, Volume 2 Stories that Stir the Heart
Author: Don Davis
Publisher: Winepress Publishing
Spirit Touched is the second book in the ¿Spirit Led, Spirit Fed¿ series. The author, Don Davis has once again drawn from his collection of short stories published in two newspapers in South and North Carolina. These were written through the guidance of God¿s Holy Spirit to provide readers with accounts of personal life experiences, biblical based teachings and patriotic stories to stir the soul and provide guidance for daily living. A background in the military, business and the pastoral ministry provided Don with the insight to reach out to the needs of the average man or woman as they deal with common obstacles people face each day. As he wrote he was constantly drawing on the power of God¿s Spirit and His divine touch. Reverend Davis is a firm believer that God is in everything we do. Thus, as you read, you will sense God¿s presence and touch as described on each and every page.Don Davis is also the author of three other gems, A Fresh Sip of God¿s Word, Spirit Led, Spirit Fed, and Man¿s Diagnosis, God¿s Prognosis.
From Fear to Freedom in Baby's First Year
Author: Laura Oyer,Megan Tietz
Category: Family & Relationships
Spirit-Led Parenting Over the years, a mainstream approach to Christian parenting has emerged, and it's one that promotes sleep training and feeding schedules for infants, warns that spoiled children and marital discord are certain by-products of homes where newborns are over-indulged, and promotes these methods as the Biblical way to care for a new baby. Unfortunately, the message of mainstream parenting advice preys on the universal fear of new parents everywhere: the fear that if they stray from the program, their babies and their marriages will suffer. In Spirit-Led Parenting: From Fear to Freedom in Baby's First Year, two mothers share their stories. They tell of a journey that began in fear-soaked, tear-stained days marked by an overwhelming fear of failure that eventually found redemption in discovering the freedom to ignore the wisdom of man and follow the direction of the Spirit. · This gentle path looks toward the example of God the Father, seeks after Christ's unequivocal call to servanthood, and leans upon the wisdom of the Holy Spirit in determining and meeting the individual needs of each unique child. · Spirit-Led Parenting doesn't encourage a methodology, but rather a mindset. This outlook on parenting is radically different from what has become the trend in Christian circles, and yet the authors believe that it is firmly rooted in and supported by Scripture. · Throughout the book, the authors show how parenting with a spirit-led approach has allowed them to become more peaceful, happy mothers, more intimately connected to their husbands, and closer and more surrendered to Christ. Sharing from their unique experiences as well as their shared philosophy, Megan and Laura play the role of big sisters, wrapping their arms around the shoulder of the new mother trying to navigate the confusing world of life with a baby and answering those important questions: "What if the 'right' way doesn't feel 'right'?" and "Could there be more than one way to honor God as I care for my baby?" There is another way. That's what they wish they had been told as new mothers. And it's the message they are passionate about sharing with new parents everywhere.
The Holy Spirit’s Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery
Author: Greg Heisler
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Preaching simply does not happen apart from the Holy Spirit. In fact, preaching is the Spirit's ministry! Spirit-Led Preaching helps readers understand preaching from the Spirit's point of view and teaches about the Spirit's role in both the preparation and delivery process, showing what it means to be truly empowered by the Spirit when you preach. It also explains the crucial connection between Word and Spirit as they depend on each other to bring about spiritual transformation in the lives of the congregation. This revised edition includes a new chapter on the congregation’s role in relationship to the Spirit and preaching—a subject not often mentioned in books on preaching. Spirit-led Preaching is a book written by a pastor to pastors and students of preaching and is filled with personal examples from the author’s own preaching ministry. It has encouraged both novice students of preaching as well as seasoned pulpit veterans for over a decade. In 2007, Spirit-Led Preaching won first place for the Pastor’s Soul category from Christianity Today magazine.
Reaching the Lost Through Love and Power
Author: Ché Ahn
Publisher: Chosen Books
Most Christians know they should share their faith in Jesus Christ with unbelievers, but not everyone is on the same footing. Some hardly know where to start. Others move with confidence but want to explore areas of greater effectiveness. In the body of Christ, the call to evangelism is clear, but the gifting is different. Now available in trade paper, Spirit-Led Evangelism helps remove any barriers to answering that call. With practical teaching and personal illustrations, Ché Ahn explains the priority of evangelism and equips readers to move to higher levels of success. With a special emphasis on "power evangelism," this book helps both hesitant and on-fire Christians deepen their skills for following Christ into all the world.
Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.
God in Us, God with Us, God Transforming Us
Author: Scot McKnight
World-renowned New Testament scholar offers a straightforward examination of what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit. Who exactly is the Holy Spirit? What does he do in our lives? How can we know him more deeply, and is it possible to tap into his power? Should we pray to the Holy Spirit? Is it possible to be aware of his promptings and speaking into our lives? Dr. Scot McKnight answers these questions and more in this comprehensive examination of what the Bible says about this divinely important, but often confusing member of the Trinity. This is the third work in a three-part series examining some of the more mysterious components of the Christian faith. Scot's The Heaven Promise examines the afterlife. The Hum of Angels elucidates the Bible's teaching on God's supernatural messengers and protectors. Now, Open to the Spirit examines the most mysterious member of the Trinity. Scot blogs at Patheos, a large multi-perspective blog format. It serves many influential voices from many faith and non-faith traditions. Scot's blog draws primarily a Christian readership; one that is looking for intellectual engagement and thoughtful analysis of Scripture, Theology, and Culture.
Discovering the Beauty of Following Where He Leads
Author: Suzanne Eller
Publisher: Baker Books
Proverbs 31 Author Calls Women to a Revolutionary Faith What if there was a real-life invitation to a lifetime of unexpected destinations and adventure? What if your faith was the key? In her warm, conversational way, Proverbs 31 author Suzie Eller shows how your faith is just that. How when you take a step away from the uncertainty, the to-do list, the busy life, the worries and excuses, you take a step toward the One who promises to delight and surprise. Who brings you deeper than you ever thought possible. Two thousand years ago, 12 men answered the call to follow a man they hardly knew--and they were changed in ways they never imagined. Today that same invitation echoes across history, beckoning you to an adventure that will spill into every aspect of your faith and life. Come with Me. Will you say yes?