The Day I Met Jesus

The Day I Met Jesus Author Frank Viola
ISBN-10 9781441222398
Year 2015-02-24
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ met face-to-face with people just like you. Broken, imperfect, sometimes fearful and without hope. The Day I Met Jesus is a beautifully crafted narrative that chronicles the remarkable encounters of five women in the Gospels who were desperate to find wholeness, security, and purpose. Like all of us, these women struggled with the regrets of their pasts, the stresses of their presents, and the worries of their tomorrows. Join Frank Viola and Mary DeMuth on a fascinating journey back in time as they retell the dramatic accounts of five women who met Jesus. Each narrative is told from each woman's unique perspective, yet tightly grounded in the Gospel accounts and faithful to first-century history. Elegantly written and profoundly stirring, this book blends creative narrative with uncommon insight, spiritual depth, and practical application. If you are someone who seeks a renewal of hope, faith, and love, The Day I Met Jesus will make your Bible come to life and usher you into a fresh encounter with your Lord.

I Met Jesus at the Gym

I Met Jesus at the Gym Author Jenny Rumancik
ISBN-10 9781486611157
Year 2016-02-04
Pages 174
Language en
Publisher Word Alive Press
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“A journey of hope and recovery through exploration and understanding of her past.” - Dr. H. Lombard (currently practicing in New Zealand after a long time career in Saskatchewan) In this beautifully transparent and gutsy story, Jenny Rumancik guides us through the process of healing from childhood and adult traumas, opening her heart and her life in a refreshingly vulnerable manner. Born on a Hutterite colony, before leaving with her family at a young age, Jenny goes through a process of self-discovery, learning that the love of God isn’t just a churchy phrase, but the true source of hope. Her faith is tested in ways that would make many consider giving up, but as Jenny seeks God, she discovers the kind of intimate encounter we all hope for. Jenny’s story includes traumatic loss, the divorce of her parents, being an unwed mother, finding the man of her dreams, and working out her faith in difficult circumstances—before meeting Jesus at the gym. Readers will be encouraged by the hope of this love story on both human and divine levels.

The Boy Who Met Jesus

The Boy Who Met Jesus Author Immaculée Ilibagiza
ISBN-10 9781401935832
Year 2011
Pages
Language en
Publisher Hay House, Inc
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Presents the story of an illiterate, secular Rwandan shepherd boy who in 1982 claimed he was visited by Jesus and received answers to eternal questions about life that caused him to be both persecuted and revered among leading biblical scholars before his death in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

When a Woman Meets Jesus

When a Woman Meets Jesus Author Dorothy Valcarcel
ISBN-10 1441204083
Year 2009-05-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Revell
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In a world of high expectations, it's easy for women to feel unworthy. But there is someone who loves women just as they are: Jesus. Through engaging storytelling, Dorothy Valcarcel reveals the lives of eighteen New Testament women who knew Jesus personally. They were broken, needy, lonely, flawed, or empty, but Jesus cared about them and took time to meet their needs. With a narrative that takes readers from biblical times to the modern day, Valcarcel defines the kind of everlasting love for which every woman longs--the kind that lifts her up, holds her tight, and never lets her go.

God s Favorite Place on Earth

God s Favorite Place on Earth Author Frank Viola
ISBN-10 9781434705587
Year 2013-05-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher David C Cook
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When He came to earth, Jesus Christ was rejected in every quarter in which He stepped. The Creator was rejected by His own creation. “He came to His own and His own received Him not,” said John. For this reason, Jesus Christ had “no where to lay His head.” There was one exception, however. A little village just outside of Jerusalem named Bethany. Bethany was the only place on earth where Jesus was completely received. God’s Favorite Place on Earth is a retelling of Jesus’ many visits to Bethany and a relaying of the message it holds for us today. Frank Viola presents a beautifully crafted narrative from the viewpoint of Lazarus, one of the people who lived in Bethany with his two sisters. This incomparable story not only brings the Gospel narratives to life, but it addresses the struggle against doubt, discouragement, fear, guilt, rejection, and spiritual apathy that challenges countless Christians today. In profoundly moving prose, God’s Favorite Place on Earth will captivate your heart with its beauty, charm, and depth. In this book you will discover how to live as a “Bethany” in our world today, being set free to love and follow Jesus like never before.

Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real Author Todd Burpo
ISBN-10 9781418550684
Year 2011
Pages 119
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Why should we care about heaven? -- What is heaven like? -- When does a person go to heaven? -- Where is heaven? -- Who goes to heaven?

Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto Author Leonard Sweet
ISBN-10 9781418560355
Year 2010-05-30
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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“So that in everything He might have the supremacy.” —Colossians 1:18 Christians have made the gospel about so many things—things other than Christ. Religious concepts, ideas, doctrines, strategies, methods, techniques, formulas, "its" and "things" have all eclipsed the beauty, the glory, and the reality of the Lord Jesus Himself. On the whole, Christians today are starved for a real experience of the living Christ. We know a lot about our Lord, but we don't know Him very well. We know a lot about trying to be like Jesus, but very little about living by His indwelling life. JESUS MANIFESTO presents a fresh unveiling of Jesus as not only Savior and Lord, but as so much more. It is a prophetic call to restore the supremacy and sovereignty of Christ in a world—and a church—that has lost sight of Him. Every revival and restoration in the church has been a rediscovery of some aspect of Christ in the process of answering the ultimate question that Jesus put to His disciples: "Who do you say that I am?" Read this book and see your Lord like you've never seen Him before.

Socrates Meets Jesus

Socrates Meets Jesus Author Peter Kreeft
ISBN-10 0830823387
Year 2002-01-10
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Kreeft writes a play about a fictional Massachusetts university where Socrates is unexpectedly revived in 1987. In studying religious traditions, the Greco-Roman philosopher uses natural reason to discover the faith behind Christ.

Encounters with Jesus

Encounters with Jesus Author Richard D. Phillips
ISBN-10 0875521932
Year 2002-01
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher P & R Publishing
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The woman at the well. The scholar. The tax collector. The young children. The governor. The thief on the cross. People who came face to face with the Lord Jesus. What was it like to see and speak with Jesus during his days on earth? The thirteen encounters described in this book cast bright light on how Jesus treated people then -- and how he relates to us today. As we watch him in action, we also learn how to interact with others around us, whether young or old, male or female, rich or poor, believers or unbelievers. Book jacket.

Dreams and Visions

Dreams and Visions Author Tom Doyle
ISBN-10 9780849947209
Year 2012
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Jesusappears to be revealing Himself to Muslims through powerful dreams and visionsthroughout the Islamic world today, and the results are dramatic. Eleven years ago, Pastor Tom Doyle felt God callinghim to leave the pastorate and become a full-time missionary in the Middle Eastand Central Asia. Through his extensive work in the region, which includes over80 trips to places like Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Israel, Lebanon,and Turkey, Tom has met and recorded the stories of former Muslims who werefirst introduced to Jesus through either a dream or a vision that powerfullyopened their hearts to become followers of Christ. Though they live in the mostdangerous places in the world for people who leave Islam and embrace Christ,their passion for the Savior is contagious and inspirational. These are never-before-told stories from the front lines of the world of Islam. Through these unexplained supernatural occurrences, more Muslimshave become believers in the last ten years than in the last 15 centuries ofIslam. Why would God use dreams to reach the Muslim world? Can dreams and visions be trusted? What happens after these people experience a dream or vision? In Dreams and Visions, Tom Doyletakes the reader deep into the heart of the Middle East to meet believers who have been directly touched by the very hand of God.

The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus

The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus Author Brennan Manning
ISBN-10 9780800793395
Year 2004-02-01
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Revell
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Undertakes the impossible task of explaining the two very different sides of the Son of God--his explosive power and his incredible tenderness--and calls us to "adopt the astonishing life of a committed disciple."

The Untold Story of the New Testament Church

The Untold Story of the New Testament Church Author Frank Viola
ISBN-10 9780768422368
Year 2004
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Destiny Image Publishers
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A scholar of the New Testament Church and a forerunner of modern Church renewal, Frank Viola casts his gaze back at the birth pangs of first century Christianity in The Untold Story of the New Testament Church. Using a 'you-are-there' approach, this epic volume gives readers a first-hand account of how the witness of Christ's testimony impacted the world. In the era right after the Day of Pentecost, the power of Holy Spirit prompted a massive harvest of souls yet a great persecution surged against those preaching Good News to the lost. Now, get up-close with apostles Paul, Peter and John and learn of their personal struggles to fight for the faith amidst a backdrop of in-house strife and foreign tyranny.

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time Author Marcus J. Borg
ISBN-10 9780061747625
Year 2009-03-17
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Of the many recent books on the historical Jesus, none has explored what the latest biblical scholarship means for personal faith. Now, in Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Marcus Borg addresses the yearnings of those who want a fully contemporary faith that welcomes rather than oppresses our critical intelligence and openness to the best of historical scholarship. Borg shows how a rigorous examination of historical findings can lead to a new faith in Christ, one that is critical and, at the same time, sustaining. "Believing in Jesus does not mean believing doctrines about him," Borg writes. "Rather, it means to give one's heart, one's self at its deepest level, to . . . the living Lord." Drawing on his own journey from a naive, unquestioning belief in Christ through collegiate skepticism to a mature and contemporary Christian faith, Borg illustrates how an understanding of the historical Jesus can actually lead to a more authentic Christian life—one not rooted in creeds or dogma, but in a life of spiritual challenge, compassion, and community. In straightforward, accessible prose, Borg looks at the major findings of modern Jesus scholarship from the perspective of faith, bringing alive the many levels of Jesus' character: spirit person, teacher of alternative wisdom, social prophet, and movement founder. He also reexamines the major stories of the Old Testament vital to an authentic understanding of Jesus, showing how an enriched understanding of these stories can uncover new truths and new pathways to faith. For questioning believers, doubters, and reluctant unbelievers alike, Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time frees our understanding of Jesus' life and message from popular misconceptions and outlines the way to a sound and contemporary faith: "For ultimately, Jesus is not simply a figure of the past, but a figure of the present. Meeting that Jesus—the living one who comes to us even now—will be like meeting Jesus again for the first time."

The Jesus Club

The Jesus Club Author Brian Barcelona
ISBN-10 9781441231017
Year 2017-02-14
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Chosen Books
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How a Simple Act of Obedience Is Igniting Revival in Our Nation's Schools What happens when a teenage convert from atheism hears a challenge from the Lord--and decides to act on it? This true story is the catalyst for a move of God that is taking the high schools of America for Jesus. Brian Barcelona, a dynamic leader on the forefront of youth evangelism, recounts how he answered God's call on his life with dramatic and miraculous results. Just a few months out of high school, Brian obeyed God's directive to return to his alma mater and preach the gospel to the kids in the Bible club. Suddenly lives began to be changed. Hearts were saved. Numbers grew. Soon other schools joined in, sparking a youth revival in which thousands of teens are letting Jesus heal their lives. This remarkable story will inspire you to reach out to others, particularly young people, and believe that God will equip you for the call he gives you. Let your heart be energized through simple acts of obedience and watch as God does mighty things!

Jesus Speaks

Jesus Speaks Author Leonard Sweet
ISBN-10 9780718038281
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. ~ Jesus, John 10:27 Countless Christians today are hungry to hear God’s voice. The trouble is, many don’t know how. In a warm and practical way, Jesus Speaks teaches readers how to listen for the voice of Jesus. The bookexplores the various ways in which Christ speaks today and how His sheep can grow in their ability to recognize and respond to His voice daily. By exploring how the disciples interacted with the risen Jesus—from the Gospels to Revelation—Sweet and Viola unpack the myriad of ways the Lord speaks to His people today. They demystify the process, providing practical handles on how you can recognize the voice of Jesus in your own life. In 2009, Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola set out on a journey of discovery. They had one goal: to help restore the supremacy and sovereignty of Jesus Christ above all else. Soon after, they released their national bestseller, Jesus Manifesto. Two years later, they released Jesus: A Theography, beautifully establishing that all Scripture unveils a person—the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Speaks is the long-awaited third volume in their JESUS trilogy. Read it and be equipped to hear the voice of your Lord. "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."