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“The Only Way To Happiness: The Beatitudes”
By: John MacArthur
Jesus’ first recorded sermon in the Bible is a blueprint for being happy here on earth. And though His definition contains no prescriptions for acquiring cars, homes, or savings, it does require transformation and obedience.
Respected pastor and scholar John MacArthur examines Jesus’ timeless definition of happiness and explains that our reward for following Jesus’ plan is citizenship in the kingdom of God—and an abiding joy that can never be taken away.
“The Beatitudes: Developing Spiritual Character”
By: John Stott
The Beatitudes reveal to us eight qualities that bring God’s blessing: meekness and mercy, poorness in spirit and purity of heart, mourning and hunger, peacemaking and persecution. Jesus highlighted these to offer both encouragement and instruction on living distinctly as his followers in a world with values much different from God’s. As we study these qualities and integrate them into our lives, we will receive the blessing Jesus promised to his followers then and now. John Stott is one of the world’s leading and most loved Bible teachers and preachers. In this guide you can explore Scripture under his guidance, enhancing your own in-depth study with insights gained from his years of immersion in God’s Word.
“The Beatitudes- How to be Happy According to Jesus”
By: Dr. David Jeremiah
It is a study of THE BEATITUDES. Contents of this Study Guide include: Life Outside the Amusement Park, Happy are the Humble, Happy are the Hurting, Happy are the Harnessed, Happy are the Hungry, Happy are the Helpers, Happy are the Holy, Happy are the Healers, Happy are the Harassed, How to Really be Happy.
“Lord, Only You Can Change Me: A Devotional Study on Growing in Character from the Beatitudes”
By: Kay Arthur
Enjoy the expanded and updated editions of the best-selling “Lord” Bible Study Series from Kay Arthur. The “Lord” study series is an insightful, warm-hearted Bible study series designed to meet readers where they are–and help them discover God’s answers to their deepest needs.
Can God Really Change You from the Inside Out? Yes!
Who are you…on the inside? Are you growing into the image of Christ? Or are you far from being all you want to be in the Lord?
If you’ve ever wondered how you can truly change, now there’s hope. Jesus invites you to stop trying to develop godliness through your own efforts and to start relying on the indwelling Holy Spirit.
That’s the way to a deep, rich, honest relationship with your heavenly Father. That’s the way to become godly to the core.
In Lord, Only You Can Change Me, Kay Arthur guides you through the Beatitudes so you can begin living a truly transformed life. Her in-depth study of the Sermon on the Mount will minister to you in intimate ways. And these are truths you can share easily with others, individually or in small groups.
“The End of Me: Where Real Life in the Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins”
By: Kyle Idleman
Are you sometimes perplexed with Jesus’s teaching? Do you really want what he wants? Bestselling author Kyle Idleman reveals that the key to the abundant life Jesus promised lies in embracing His inside-out way of life.
As he examines Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, Kyle unpacks the many counter-intuitive truths, including: brokenness is the way to wholeness, mourning is the path to blessing, and emptiness is required in order to know true fullness. Ultimately you will discover how Jesus transforms you as you begin to live out these paradoxical principles. Because only when you come to the end of yourself can you begin to experience the full, blessed, and whole life Jesus offers.
“Heirs to the King: Living the Beatitudes”
By: Dr. Waren W. Wiersbe
“Most people think of the Beatitudes as a collection of idealistic sayings- beautiful to read but impossible to practice. How wrong they are! In fact, the entire Sermon on the Mount is a glorious explanation of what life is really like when you reign through the power of the Holy Spirit,” says Warren Wiersbe. Why wait until we get to heaven to reign? Thanks to Jesus Christ we can do it in this life. This inspiring study of the Beatitudes shows how to reign over ego, power, and appetite. With the help of the Holy Spirit, the believer can live like a king.
“Sermon On The Mount: 13 Studies for Individuals and Groups”
By: John Stott
These 13 lessons on the Sermon on the Mount, the greatest sermon ever preached, are part of LifeGuide, a Bible study guide series which seeks to provide solid biblical content and to raise thought-provoking issues in an easy-to-lead format.
THE “GOOD LIFE”
“The Good Life: Seeking Purpose, Meaning, and Truth in Your Life”
By: Charles Colson
Sharing from his own life, as well as the stories of others, Chuck Colson exposes the counterfeits of the good life and leads readers to the only true source of meaning and purpose, Jesus Christ. But he does that in an unusual way, allowing powerful stories to illustrate how people have lived out their beliefs in ways that either satisfy or leave them empty. Colson addresses seekers—people looking for the truth. He shows through stories that the truth is knowable and that the truly good life is one that lives within the truth. Through the book, readers get to understand their own stories and find answers to their own search for meaning, purpose, and truth.
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
“Fruit of the Spirit: Living the Supernatural Life”
By: Bill Hybels
It takes the power of God to produce the character of God.
Putting others’ needs ahead of our own. It’s the ultimate expression of love–and the hardest. Fortunately, we don’t have to go it alone. In Fruit of the Spirit, you’ll learn about the life-transforming qualities God wants to cultivate inside you. And you’ll discover the supernatural Agent who empowers you to attain them: the Holy Spirit, working within you to produce each kind of spiritual “fruit.”
In the Holy Spirit’s power, you can live a supernatural life that transforms every relationship you have. And in the process, you’ll discover the one route to a truly satisfying life: serving others.
Interactions–a powerful, challenging tool for building deep relationships between you and your group member, and you and God. Interaction is far more than another group Bible study. It’s a cutting-edge series designed to help small group participants develop into fully devoted followers of Christ.
“Fruit of the Spirit: Cultivating Christ-like Character”
By: Stuart Briscoe
Love. Joy. Peace. Patience. All of us desire to exhibit these qualities in our lives. But what does it mean to “live by the Spirit”? The fruit of the Spirit is the result of the inner workings of God, but it is also a product of our response and understanding. It comes from obedience as well as dependence.
In this study guide, Stuart Briscoe invites you to study more deeply how believing and behaving affects one another. Using passages from both the Old and New Testament, Briscoe offers us a deeper understanding of the nine fruits of the Spirit in Galatians, giving us encouragement and insight into what it means to live as Christ did.
“A Woman’s Walk with God: Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit”
By: Elizabeth George
Do you yearn for a closer walk with God? For a greater understanding of what it means to let Him live through you? For the marks of His presence in your life? Author Elizabeth George gives practical help for how you can do that in this study of the fruit of the Spirit. Discover…
– Love, joy, and peace that changes hearts, families, and friendships
– Patience, kindness, and goodness that seeks the best for everyone
– Faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control that brings spiritual victory in life’s more challenging moments
A Woman’s Walk with God is an invitation to experience the joys of moment-by-moment living in the Lord’s power―and producing the fruit of the Spirit in every circumstance!
“Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit Of The Spirit”
By: Beth Moore
This book provides a personal study experience five days a week plus viewer guides for the group video sessions of this in-depth women’s Bible study of the fruit of the Holy Spirit as presented in the book of Galatians. Beth walks participants through each trait listed in the fruit and encourages women to know the freedom of a Spirit-filled life. Through this study participants will look at the supernatural aspects of the fruit and that you cannot grow, learn, or produce the fruit on your own. Beth challenges you to develop the fruit by maintaining an intimate relationship with the Spirit of God. A Spirit-filled life truly results in living beyond yourself.
The Member Book includes:
10 weeks of personal interactive study for five days a week
Viewer guide for use with the DVD teaching sessions
“The Fruit of the Spirit: Becoming the Person God Wants You to Be”
By: Thomas E. Trask
Nothing Beats the Taste of Fresh Fruit Would you like true fulfillment in your life? Health in your relationships? Victory over anxiety and conflict? You can have them—if you let God’s Spirit grow his fruit in your heart. In The Fruit of the Spirit, Tom Trask and Wayde Goodall take you for a close look at love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and the rest of the fruit of the Spirit. Here is a passionate and illuminating look at what happens to your thoughts, emotions, and actions when you live each day in intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Drawing from the storehouse of God’s Word, Trask and Goodall sow seeds of insight into your heart that both convict and encourage. They show how you can cooperate with God’s work in your life. And they offer true-life examples of the difference you, too, can make when you let the Holy Spirit reproduce the character of Jesus within you. Your witness for Christ is as good as the fruit your relationship with him produces. The Fruit of the Spirit points you toward a lifestyle that makes the Gospel you proclaim attractive to others because they can see its results.
“The Fruitful Life: The Overflow of God’s Love Through You”
by Jerry Bridges
As we desire to be more like Jesus, we want to live loving, joyful lives. Yet loving our enemies seems impossible. Even being patient with our family is often difficult. How can we put on the gentle garments of grace when we’re so busy battling our old behavior patterns? Navigator author Jerry Bridges explains how to practice the “fruit of the Spirit” (Gal. 5:22-23):
Learn how the Holy Spirit can help in your spiritual formation as you become a serious follower of Christ.
“Fruit Of The Spirit: 9 Studies for Individuals and Groups”
By: Hazel Offner
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. To be spiritually mature is to show the fruit of the Spirit of Christ in our lives. These Bible studies from Old and New Testament passages highlight each quality and inspire us to nurture the Spirit’s fruit in our lives.
“Christian Character: 12 Studies For Individuals or Groups”
By: Andrea Sterk and Peter Scazzero
Compassion, humility, faith, perseverance. We long for the beauty of Christ to be reflected in our lives. Such character comes only as the Spirit of God transforms us through the Word of God. These Bible studies will help you along your journey toward becoming all that God created you to be.
By: Judea Pearl
Written by one of the preeminent researchers in the field, this book provides a comprehensive exposition of modern analysis of causation. It shows how causality has grown from a nebulous concept into a mathematical theory with significant applications in the fields of statistics, artificial intelligence, economics, philosophy, cognitive science, and the health and social sciences. Judea Pearl presents and unifies the probabilistic, manipulative, counterfactual, and structural approaches to causation and devises simple mathematical tools for studying the relationships between causal connections and statistical associations. The book will open the way for including causal analysis in the standard curricula of statistics, artificial intelligence, business, epidemiology, social sciences, and economics. Anyone who wishes to elucidate meaningful relationships from data, predict effects of actions and policies, assess explanations of reported events, or form theories of causal understanding and causal speech will find this book stimulating and invaluable.
“You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit”
By: James K. A. Smith
You are what you love. But you might not love what you think.
In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He explains that worship is the “imagination station” that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and his kingdom. This is why the church and worshiping in a local community of believers should be the hub and heart of Christian formation and discipleship.
Following the publication of his influential work Desiring the Kingdom, Smith received numerous requests from pastors and leaders for a more accessible version of that book’s content. No mere abridgment, this new book draws on years of Smith’s popular presentations on the ideas in Desiring the Kingdom to offer a fresh, bottom-up rearticulation. The author creatively uses film, literature, and music illustrations to engage readers and includes new material on marriage, family, youth ministry, and faith and work. He also suggests individual and communal practices for shaping the Christian life.
“The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business”
By: Charles Duhigg
In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
“Transform Your Habits: the Science of How to Stick to Good Habits and Break Bad Ones”
By: James Clear
Here’s a quick rundown of 10 things you’ll learn in this guide:
– How to reverse your bad habits and stick to good ones.
– The science of how your brain processes habits.
– The common mistakes most people make (and how to avoid them).
– How to overcome a lack of motivation and willpower.
– How to develop a stronger identity and believe in yourself.
– How to make time for new habits (even when your life gets crazy).
– How to design your environment to make success easier.
– How to make big changes in your life without overwhelming yourself.
– How to get back on track when you get off course with your goals.
– And most importantly, how to put these ideas into practice in real life.
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“Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be”
By: Marshall Goldsmith
In his powerful new book, bestselling author and world-renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith examines the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life.
Do you ever find that you are not the patient, compassionate problem solver you believe yourself to be? Are you surprised at how irritated or flustered the normally unflappable you becomes in the presence of a specific colleague at work? Have you ever felt your temper accelerate from zero to sixty when another driver cuts you off in traffic?
As Marshall Goldsmith points out, our reactions don’t occur in a vacuum. They are usually the result of unappreciated triggers in our environment—the people and situations that lure us into behaving in a manner diametrically opposed to the colleague, partner, parent, or friend we imagine ourselves to be. These triggers are constant and relentless and omnipresent. The smell of bacon wafts up from the kitchen, and we forget our doctor’s advice on lowering our cholesterol. Our phone chirps, and we glance instinctively at the glaring screen instead of looking into the eyes of the person we are with. So often the environment seems to be outside our control. Even if that is true, as Goldsmith points out, we have a choice in how we respond.
In Triggers, his most powerful and insightful book yet, Goldsmith shows how we can overcome the trigger points in our lives, and enact meaningful and lasting change.
Change, no matter how urgent and clear the need, is hard. Knowing what to do does not ensure that we will actually do it. We are superior planners, says Goldsmith, but become inferior doers as our environment exerts its influence through the course of our day. We forget our intentions. We become tired, even depleted, and allow our discipline to drain down like water in a leaky bucket. In Triggers, Goldsmith offers a simple “magic bullet” solution in the form of daily self-monitoring, hinging around what he calls “active” questions. These are questions that measure our effort, not our results. There’s a difference between achieving and trying; we can’t always achieve a desired result, but anyone can try. In the course of Triggers, Goldsmith details the six “engaging questions” that can help us take responsibility for our efforts to improve and help us recognize when we fall short.
Filled with revealing and illuminating stories from his work with some of the most successful chief executives and power brokers in the business world, Goldsmith offers a personal playbook on how to achieve change in our lives, make it stick, and become the person we want to be.
“Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life”
By: Bryant McGill and Jenni Young
Read the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling writings that have struck a chord in the hearts of millions of people around the world, becoming a new media publishing phenomenon among the most shared content in Facebook history. As a prolific author published in hundreds of books by the world’s major publishers, Bryant McGill delivers an impassioned voice of spiritual teachings in Simple Reminders, a book of real-talk and action for recovery, healing, transformation, and thriving! Enjoy beautiful original art, photography, and written contributions by Jenni Young. With over 60 million readers, discover why people around the world are proclaiming that these simple writings have positively changed their lives forever. Learn the tools and patterns of thinking to cultivate more beauty in your life, build confidence, escape from toxic relationships, move through pain and conflict, forgive people who have hurt you, and uncover your highest purpose in life.
“Book of Revs: 100 Simple Reminders for Improving Your Life”
By: Brad Anastasia
Improving your life doesn’t have to be complicated. Brad Anastasia’s Book of Revs provides 100 simple, easy-to-implement reminders that will help enrich your relationships, decision making, and life in general.
Ideal for anyone looking to better their day-to-day existence, Book of Revs couples valuable wisdom with practical suggestions, and serves as an important resource for self-improvement at any stage of life.
“Living the Love Dare: A Year of Daily Reminders to Lead Your Heart”
By: Stephen Kendrick
Insights from New York Times bestseller The Love Dare are now arranged into a 365-day, padded hardcover flipbook, daily inspiring husbands and wives toward unconditional love—a great tool for Day 41.
“Life’s Little Instruction Book: 511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life”
By: H. Jackson Brown Jr.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. originally wrote Life’s Little Instruction Book™ as a gift for his son who was leaving home to begin his freshman year in college. Brown says, “I read years ago that it was not the responsibility of parents to pave the road for their children but to provide a road map, and I wanted to provide him with what I had learned about living a happy and rewarding life.” Life’s Little Instruction Book™ is a guidebook that gently points the way to happiness and fulfillment. The observations are direct, simple, and as practical as an umbrella.
“But it’s not just for young people,” says Brown. “Most of us already know how to live a successful and purposeful life. We know we should be more understanding and thoughtful, more responsible, courageous and appreciative. It’s just that we sometimes need reminding.” Life’s Little Instruction Book™ is that reminder, as well as the perfect gift for a relative or a friend who needs encouragement at any time of the year.
– Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.
– Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
– Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.
– Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks softly.
– Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.
– Be kinder than necessary.
– Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
– Commit yourself to constant self-improvement.
– Don’t major in minor things.
– Never cut what can be untied.
Since its debut in 1991, Life’s Little Instruction Book™ has revolutionized the publishing industry. This little plaid book, which has been embraced the world over, has sold more than nine million copies, spent more than two years atop the New York Times bestseller list, and has been translated into 33 languages. Though originally written as a gift from a father to a son, its simple message has been enjoyed by men and women of all ages around the world.
“Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More”
By: Rachel Macy Stafford
We all yearn to look back to find we lived a life of significance. But is it even possible anymore? Considering the amount of distraction and pressure that exists in society today, living a fulfilling life may seem like an unachievable dream. But it is not—not with the nine habits outlined in this book.
New York Times bestselling author and widely known blogger, Rachel Macy Stafford, reveals nine habits that help you focus on investing in the most significant parts of your life. As your hands, heart, and eyes become open, you will experience a new sense of urgency—an urgency to live, love, dream, connect, create, forgive, and flourish despite the distractions of our culture. By following each daily Hands Free Declaration, you will be inspired to adopt mindful daily practices and new thought-processes that will help you:
– Make meaningful, lasting human connections despite the busyness of everyday life.
– Live in the now despite that inner nudge pushing you out of the moment toward perfection and productivity.
– Protect your most sacred relationships, as well as your values, beliefs, health, and happiness, despite the latent dangers of technology and social media.
– Pursue the passions of your heart without sacrificing your job or your daily responsibilities.
– Evaluate your daily choices to insure you are investing in a life that matters to you.
With a Hands Free Life perspective, you will have the power to look back and see you didn’t just manage life, you actually lived it—and lived it well.
“Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength”
By: Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney
Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. It shows readers how to be realistic when setting goals, monitor their progress, and how to keep faith when they falter. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seek—from happiness to good health to financial security—we won’t reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control.
“As Silver Refined: Answers to Life’s Disappointments”
By: Kay Arthur
What Can You Do When Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like You Planned?
How do you respond when your husband or wife tramples your emotions? When your boss fires you unexpectedly? When you lose your life’s savings? When the child you’ve loved and prayed for turns his back on you and your values?
When disappointments like these smash their way into your life, you may want to scream, “How could God let this happen?”
But what if God didn’t just “let it happen”? What if the things you call disappointments are really His appointments—events He is using to make you more like Christ? What if your circumstances are actually the flames of His grace, intended to melt and burn away the undesirable elements in your life, leaving you pure and radiant—like refined silver?
You can be defeated by life’s unavoidable disappointments, or you can become stronger because of them.
Life’s disappointments can send you on a dangerous downward spiral into discouragement, depression, or even despair. But in this eye-opening book, Kay Arthur guides you to biblical truths that will help you break that cycle and instead embrace disappointment as the cleansing fire God uses to make you—as silver refined—a reflection of His goodness.
“Walking Through the Fire: Finding the Purpose of Pain in the Christian Life”
By: James R. Lucas
Building on the image of God’s refining and purifying fire, this book explains God’s purpose for pain in a Christian’s life. It lists 10 purposes of discipline and seven purposes of punishment, explains the crucial differnece between discipline and punishment, and identifies the right response to discipline and the right response to punishment.
“Trials: God’s Refining Fire”
By: June Hunt
Everyone faces trials. Whether it’s losing a job or losing a loved one, when trials hit they often make us wonder Whywhy this? Why now? Why me? Packed with easy-to-understand explanations, Bible verses, and biblical encouragement, this book shows how God uses trials of life to refine us, strengthen us, and transforms us into His glorious image. Find out how to stand on God’s promises and be encouraged during tough times.
“A Disciple’s Heart Daily Workbook: Growing in Love and Grace”
By: Justin LaRosa and James A. Harnish
Discipleship in the Methodist tradition affirms that there is always more work for God to do in the human heart. A Disciple’s Heart attempts to reclaim and, in a sense, reinterpret for today John Wesley’s understanding of this transformation of the heart, which he called “Christian perfection,” with the goal of equipping participants to continue to grow into the likeness of God’s love in Christ.
“You Are Coming Out Better”
By: Joel Uzoma
“You Are Coming Out Better is a book that defines strategic practical biblical steps that empower Christians to overcome tough, and challenging circumstances of life in their daily walk of faith. There are many phases to pass through in the journey of life as you practice the Christian faith. Every phase is crucial to finishing well at the end of it all. Sometimes, challenging situations erupt like volcanoes, and stand tall like immovable mountains to confront you. When such situations arise, living becomes like a nightmare, hope and expectations vanish like steam vapor, and purpose starts to look like an unrealizable dream. Under these circumstances, you should stand strong in the faith of Jesus Christ, and follow the outlined practical biblical principles in the book to ride through to a victorious end. You should also realize that difficult situations do not define your end, but only God does.”
“Gold Tried In The Fire: Tested Truths for Trying Times”
By: Greg Hinnant
The Scriptures clearly explain that believers should expect to endure trials in their lives. Both New and Old Testament writings offer hope and promises of victory during hardship, but many believers lack the understanding of Scripture and spiritual maturity to effectively persevere through, much less learn from, difficult circumstances. Author and minister Greg Hinnant teaches how we can become like refined gold by striving to overcome our trials, a teaching based on Revelation 3: 18: “Buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich.”
“Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: What Happens When God’s Spirit Invades the Hearts of His People”
By: Jim Cymbala
The Times Are Urgent God Is on the Move Now Is the Moment to … ask God to ignite his fire in your soul! Pastor Jim Cymbala believes that Jesus wants to renew his people―to call us back from spiritual dead ends, apathy, and lukewarm religion. Cymbala knows the difference firsthand. Thirty-five years ago his own church, the Brooklyn Tabernacle, was a struggling congregation of twenty. Then they began to pray … God began to move … street-hardened lives by the hundreds were changed by the love of Christ … and today they are more than ten thousand strong. The story of what happened to this broken-down church in one of America’s toughest neighborhoods points the way to new spiritual vitality in the church and in your own life. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire shows what the Holy Spirit can do when believers get serious about prayer and the gospel. As this compelling book reveals, God moves in life-changing ways when we set aside our own agendas, take him at his word, and listen for his voice.
“The Holy Spirit: Activating God’s Power in Your Life”
By: Billy Graham
Exciting, revolutionary power is available exclusively to you as a Christian . . .
It is the supernatural power:
To transform human nature
To be the salt of the earth, and the light of the world
To bring about a dramatic but peaceful revolution in those around you
To face any crisis
You cannot buy this extraordinary power, nor can you find it by searching the earth for it. As a Christian it resides in you already, an awesome gift from God that you have only to claim and use once you know and accept its Source.
Christians are powerful people, Billy Graham reminds us in this inspiring and insightful book, because “we have the mighty power of God available to us through…the Holy Spirit,” He comes to us with no conditions attached. Jesus simply said, “If I go, I will send Him to you.”
With prayerful reverence and focused wisdom, Dr. Graham puts an understandable face on this mysterious third Person of the Trinity: The Holy Spirit is “not an impersonal force, like gravity or magnetism. He is a Person, with all the attributes of personality. But not only is He a Person, He is divine as well . . . . He comforts us. Guides us. Sanctifies us. He tells His servants what to preach. He directs missionaries where to go. He helps us in our infirmities. . .”
Read this amazing book and see anew how this Person can transform your life and give you the power “to be truly good” and “to live victoriously.”
“Who Is the Holy Spirit?”
By: R.C. Sproul
The topic of the Holy Spirit sparks much interest these days, but also much confusion. Thanks to extra-biblical assertions about the Spirit’s person and work, ideas abound as to who the Spirit truly is, how He operates in time and space, and what precisely He does.
The Third Person
The Life Giver
Part of the Crucial Questions booklet series
“Holy Spirit Power”
By: Charles H. Spurgeon
Spurgeon shows that the Holy Spirit wants to be our Comforter, Teacher, and mighty Helper. The miraculous new life the early Christians lived amazed the world and turned it upside down. You can know Him personally and experience His miracles.
“Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit”
By: Charles F. Stanley
Is the third Person of the Trinity a distant mystery, a vague cosmic force?
Many believers acknowledge Him as a component of faith?but perhaps not as a reality in their daily spiritual walk. Yet the Bible is clear: the Holy Spirit is a vital, equal part of God, promised by the Father to all Christians.
In Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit, beloved pastor and Bible teacher Charles Stanley reveals the inner working of the Spirit with simple, straightforward wisdom. With this book, you can better experience this awesome gift of God as you discover:
– What holiness is?and is not
– Seven works of the Holy Spirit in your life
– Three potentials God desires you to develop
– How to remain full of the Holy Spirit
– Four great questions to ask God every day
If you are faltering, or easily fall prey to temptation, maybe you’ve forgotten to rely upon the power of the Holy Spirit and begun to rely only on yourself. The Christian life is meant to be increasingly dependent on His power working within you. Learn today to live in the power of the Holy Spirit
“Experiencing the Power of the Holy Spirit: You Can Live God’s Best Each Day”
By: Lloyd John Ogilvie
Bestselling author and pastor Lloyd John Ogilvie has spent years observing―and experiencing himself―the deep needs of Christians, and why those needs for love, comfort, guidance, or discernment often go unmet.
In Experiencing the Power of the Holy Spirit, he draws on Scripture to illuminate the living and active work of the Spirit. Because many believers have a limited view of their great Advocate, Counselor, Helper, and Companion, they don’t realize that in day-to-day life they can depend on Him to…
– Encourage, guide, and correct them, and prompt them to speak or act appropriately
– Help them identify deep motives and penetrate to the root of personal struggles
– Help them discern in prayer what is best in a situation
When believers build their lives upon reliance on the Spirit, they can live confidently in life’s stressful situations and relationships, knowing they have a Friend who is always there to help.
“Drumbeat of Love”
By: Lloyd John Ogilvie
The unlimited power of the Spirit as revealed in the book of Acts.
“Holy Spirit And Power”
By: John Wesley
The Holy Spirit and Power contains ten Spirit-empowered, original, sermons of John Wesley from John Wesley’s “Standard Sermons,” excerpts from John Wesley’s testimony, material from “The Journal of the Rev. John Wesley,” portions from his letter to Dr. Conyers Middleton. To further help you there are points about Holy Spirit power at the end of each message, a subject index, and a full index of complete Holy Spirit passages from The King James Version of the Bible. Learn what the Holy Spirit does and how to have Him increasingly work in your life.
“How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit”
By: A. W. Tozer
Before we deal with the question of how to be filled with the Holy Spirit, there are some matters which first have to be settled. As believers you have to get them out of the way, and right here is where the difficulty arises. I have been afraid that my listeners might have gotten the idea somewhere that I had a how-to-be-filled-with-the-Spirit-in-five-easy-lessons doctrine, which I could give you. If you can have any such vague ideas as that, I can only stand before you and say, “I am sorry”; because it isn’t true; I can’t give you such a course. There are some things, I say, that you have to get out of the way, settled.
“Spirit Rising: Tapping into the Power of the Holy Spirit”
By: Jim Cymbala
What will God do when you open your life to the Holy Spirit?
Christianity is impossible without the Holy Spirit. So why do we talk so little about him? In Spirit Rising, Pastor Jim Cymbala combines biblical insights with stunning stories of the Holy Spirit’s work to help you experience God’s power in a new way.
Nothing will change your prayer life, your church, or your study of God’s Word more than opening your heart to the Spirit. So if you want more excitement and joy, come discover a deeper understanding of how the Holy Spirit moves—and how you can join him.
“Jim Cymbala invites you and me to raise our sails and ride the warm winds of God’s Spirit. His careful study and personal credibility merge to create this guide to power-packed living.” [ Max Lucado, Pastor and bestselling author ]
“Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit”
By: Francis Chan and Danae Yankoski
A follow up to the profound message of Crazy Love, Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and … the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today’s church has admired the gift but neglected to open it.
Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church’s power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form Chan’s invitation to stop and remember the One we’ve forgotten, the Spirit of the living God.
“The Holy Spirit Unleashed in You: Acts”
By: Kay Arthur
Acts is a gold mine of truths about living and walking by the Spirit. Readers will discover the dynamic working of God’s Spirit in the lives of early believers–and in the lives of believers today.
“40 Days With the Holy Spirit: A Journey to Experience His Presence in a Fresh New Way”
By: R.T. Kendall
The Holy Spirit is greater than our theology, bigger than our denominations, and truly beyond anything we can imagine. In Forty Days With the Holy Spirit, respected preacher and theologian R. T. Kendall takes you on a journey through daily readings from his book, Holy Fire, that will:
– Present inspiring insight into the Holy Spirit
– Provide a scriptural basis for deeper study
– Direct your prayer time as you seek to know and encounter Him in a fresh new way
– Provide journaling space to record your experiences with Him
If you desire to increase your knowledge of this most misunderstood member of the trinity, or if you long to experience His presence in your life in a deeper way than ever before, this book is for you.
“Holy Fire: A Balanced, Biblical Look at the Holy Spirit’s Work in Our Lives”
By: R.T. Kendall
The Holy Spirit…
Greater than your theology, bigger than denominations, beyond all we can imagine, God’s gift to the church and to you
Debate about the Holy Spirit has been around for a long time. In Holy Fire, best-selling author and respected theologian R. T. Kendall sets the record straight about the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives and in the life of the church.
If you want to increase your knowledge of this most misunderstood member of the Trinity, or if you long to experience His presence in your life in a deeper way than ever before, this book is for you.
Are you charismatic? He is bigger than your signs-and-wonders events. Are you Reformed? He will not be limited by your theology. As Jesus said of the Holy Spirit, “He blows where He will.”
“The Silent Shepherd: The Care, Comfort, and Correction of the Holy Spirit”
By: John MacArthur
The role of the Holy Spirit in a Christian’s life is often misunderstood. Some believers focus solely on spiritual gifts, some emphasize the practical over the spiritual, and others avoid the subject altogether. Yet in spite of the apparent confusion, the truth is surprisingly simple: God’s Spirit is a vital part of our relationship with Him.
The Silent Shepherd offers a balanced, scripturally sound look at the personality, works, and deity of the Holy Spirit. Drawing from over 40 years in ministry, pastor and author John MacArthur, Jr. clears away misconceptions, offers fresh insights, and shares how God’s Spirit can guide, lead, and empower every believer. This revised and updated edition includes a guide for both personal and group study and features discovery questions, suggestions for prayer, and activities, all designed to connect life-changing truths with everyday living.
“How to Listen to God”
By: Dr. Charles F. Stanley
Often the purity and the freshness of your initial experience with God becomes clouded by the daily routine of life. The clamor of other voices obscures your hearing, leaving you confused and frustrated with your relationship with God.
How to Listen to God helps you distinguish God’s voice from all the others. Dr. Charles Stanley shares personal lessons in listening and discusses:
Why God wants to communicate with you
How God gets your attention
Four ways God speaks to you
Scriptural guidelines for recognizing God’s voice
The joys and fruits from listening to God
Ten hindrances to hearing God
Your relationship and attitude to God can be free from distortion. Learn to listen to the God who wants to speak to you.
His voice waits to be heard and, having heard it, we are launched into the greatest, most exciting adventure we could ever imagine.
“Embraced by the Spirit: The Untold Blessings of Intimacy with God”
By: Charles R. Swindoll
Embraced by the Spirit is a highly insightful book that comes alongside believers who are running on empty, who are hungry for more, and eager to experience all the blessings God has in store. Swindoll is convinced we overlook, even quench important dimensions of the Spirit. To be vital, joyful Christians, he believes we must find a more spontaneous, intimate, and dynamic relationship with God. Swindoll provides new insight as well as drawing on previously published material from his archives to create a fresh take on the Holy Spirit.
“When the Spirit Speaks: Touched by God’s Word”
By: Peter and Debbie Herbeck
A simple book…a collection of stories from people whose lives have been touched and changed by the Holy Spirit. —From the Introduction
A quiet word from God, heard in the depth of one’s heart, can lift burdens and liberate the soul. Everyday, ordinary people have had just such an experience of God. These stories of unexpected encounters with the Holy Spirit will encourage, refresh and strengthen you.
From the gift of a bottle of soy sauce to the healing of the fear of death to the restoration of a damaged relationship, in all of these ways and more the Spirit reveals God’s intimate knowledge of our needs. When the Spirit Speaks will lead the reader into greater trust of God’s saving power.
“Listening as the Holy Spirit Speaks”
By: Les L. Peoples
Enlightening, Conscience or Spirit, the Giver of Gifts, Eternity, Shown the Way
“The Spirit Speaks : The Holy Spirit Speaks about Things You Would Not Believe”
By: Cheryl Y. James
“Establishing a personal relationship with The Holy Spirit is vital for every Christian and believer in Christ. This is a requirement in order to effectively carry out the will and Word of God to the world at large. It was a pre-requisite for the disciples, before they were allowed to begin their mission work in sharing Christ with the world. The same applies to us. There are many who share and speak God’s Word without the lead of The Holy Spirit. The Question should be: is their mission work considered effective?
The Holy Spirit and power of God, the free gift, the authority, and provider of every need, is our most important and vital need. To receive and resonate power, we must be connected to the power source and supplier of power. Do you really know The Lord today? Ask, and it shall be given unto you, seek, and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened to you! Speak Holy Spirit…….
“Hearing God’s Voice: How Hearing God will cause You to Live Victoriously”
By: Kehinde Adesina
Do you desire to hear the voice of God clearly? Do you want God to give you wisdom for just about every area of your life and every decision you have to make? If these are the desires of your heart, then hearing God’s voice will become real in your life. The Heavenly Father is not far away; rather He is right here waiting for us to call out to Him. And when we do, we will hear His voice speaking directly to us. God is always speaking, and it is up to us, His chosen generation, to hear and obey His words. This book will remind you of who God is and who He wants to be in your life. You will learn how to be sensitive to God’s Spirit, what the Obstacles are to hearing God’s Voice, the Consequences of failing to hear God when He speaks and the importance of hearing His Voice.
“Speak Lord, I’m Listening: How to Hear God’s Voice Above the Noise”
By: Larry Kreider
Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice,” but many Christians do not know how to hear from God. In this practical, story-rich guidebook, international teacher Larry Kreider shows believers how to develop a listening relationship with the Lord. Speak Lord, I’m Listening explores the multiple ways Christians can hear the voice of God in today’s world. It offers real-life examples of how God teaches His followers to listen. Contains tips in each chapter for distinguishing His voice from the noise of Satan’s interference. Christians across the denominational spectrum will develop a closer and deeper relationship with God as they learn fifty unique ways to listen to Him. You will realize that God was speaking to you all along but, like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, you didn’t know it was Him!
“Hearing from God Each Morning: 365 Daily Devotions”
By: Joyce Meyer
In the hustle and bustle of today’s busy world, sometimes it’s hard enough to hear yourself think, much less take a minute to stop and listen for the voice of God. But learning to recognize God’s voice and the many ways in which He speaks is vital for following His plan. This devotional; drawing from How to Hear From God, Knowing God Intimately, and The Power Of Simple Prayer shows the reader through a daily reminder, how God speaks through their own thoughts and feelings, their dreams, and the words of other people. Joyce Meyer reveals the ways in which God delivers His word and the benefits of asking God for the sensitivity to hear His voice. Joyce asks the question, “Are you listening?” and shares how to do just that…on a daily basis.