The God-Shaped Heart

How Correctly Understanding God's Love Transforms Us


Author: Timothy R. MD Jennings

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493409433

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The key to spiritual and emotional health is to grasp the truth of God's transforming love for us and then let that reality influence our own hearts and relationships. It seems simple, but we are experts at complicating simple things. Instead of living lives characterized by love we find ourselves trapped in cycles of shame, violence, and addiction that steal our joy and keep us from loving others--so much so that, by all indications, Christians are living no differently than anyone else when it comes to abuse rates, use of pornography, alcohol and drug addiction, and more. Christian psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Jennings wants to release us from this prison. With powerful illustrations from case studies and from Scripture, Jennings shows believers who are stuck in addiction, violence, fear, and broken relationships how to experience true freedom through God's transforming love to experience greater health, fulfillment, and well-being.

The God-Shaped Brain

How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life


Author: Timothy R. Jennings

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830892354

Category: Religion

Page: 297

View: 2502

What you believe about God actually changes your brain. Psychiatrist Tim Jennings unveils how our brains and bodies thrive when we have a healthy understanding of who God is. This expanded edition now includes a study guide to help you discover how neuroscience and Scripture come together to bring healing and transformation to our lives.

The Aging Brain

Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia and Sharpen Your Mind


Author: Timothy R. MD Jennings

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493409441

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 9129

While growing older is inevitable, many of the troubles we associate with aging--including dementia, disability, and an increased dependence on others--are not. The choices we make now can help us to maintain our vitality, a sharp mind, and our independence as we age. Filled with simple, everyday actions we can take to avoid disease, promote vitality, and prevent dementia and late onset Alzheimer's, The Aging Brain is an easy-to-use guide to maintaining brain and body health throughout our lives. Based on solid, up-to-date scientific research, the interventions explained in this book not only prevent progression toward dementia even in those who have already shown mild cognitive impairment, they also reduce disability and depression and keep people living independently longer than those who do not practice these methods. For anyone hoping to slow the aging process, as well as anyone who acts as a caregiver to someone at risk of or already beginning to suffer from dementia and other age-related diseases, this book offers a hopeful, healthy way forward.

Fully Alive

Learning to Flourish--Mind, Body & Spirit


Author: Susie Larson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493415999

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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In this eye-opening book, Susie Larson shows how intertwined our emotional, spiritual, and physical health are. Spiritual difficulties can have physical consequences, and physical illnesses can have emotional and even spiritual ramifications. So in order for true healing to occur, it must happen holistically--mind, body, and spirit. Providing a fresh vision of what a flourishing life is, Susie shares practical, biblical ways to · replace defeating thoughts with redemptive ones · overcome stress and embrace God's peace · deal with the "I can'ts" embedded in our souls · trade unhealthy habits for new life-giving practices We cannot keep ignoring the mental and/or emotional symptoms that are trying to get our attention. Fully Alive is an uplifting guide for anyone who longs to know the health, freedom, and wholeness that Jesus wants for us.

Fear Not!

Is There Anything Too Hard for God?


Author: Margaret Davis

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1572587121

Category: Religion

Page: 388

View: 4971

God. Family. Work. Church responsibilities. Volunteer work. Finances. Friends. Relationships. Do you ever get overwhelmed trying to juggle all the facets of your life? Do you ever push God out of the picture because you don't feel like you have time to spend with Him in your hectic day? Well, it's time to make a change. It's time to start your day with God and spend time being spiritually fed through His Word and thoughts that point to Jesus. Fear Not! Is There Anything Too Hard For God? Trusting His Love When You Cannot See His Hand takes you on a daily journey into the Word of God, providing object lessons, inspirational stories, personal testimonies, and thought-provoking insight to start your day. We have nothing to fear with God by our side, but we must develop a personal relationship with Him if we want to have peace and security in our chaotic world. Make a commitment today to spend time with God each day by reading Fear Not! Is There Anything Too Hard For God? Trusting His Love When You Cannot See His Hand and seeking a deeper relationship with the best Friend anyone could ever ask for. Take this challenge, and you will be forever changed!

God Is Relevant

Finding Strength and Peace in Today's World


Author: Luis Palau

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307874877

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 9328

Is God relevant? In this intriguing work, internationally renowned author and public speaker Luis Palau tackles what noted historian Will Durant calls "the greatest question of our time"--whether we can live without God. Admittedly, many individuals today want to go it alone, without God. Either they feel no need for God, or they don't want God in their lives for some reason--perhaps because of a bad experience with organized religion. Or perhaps some have doubts because God seems to be outdated or contrary to current thought. At the heart of such doubts are intellectual questions raised originally by some of modern history's most influential and outspoken atheists and agnostics. Yet despite whatever doubts exist, as we near the turn of the millennium interest in faith and spirituality is as strong as it has ever been, and it continues to grow. Noted religion pollster George Barna says, "Americans are probably more interested in spiritual matters than they have been in any other time in the past forty years." In this book, Luis Palau shows how God is not an outdated idea but a powerful, personal force that can transform our troubled times and guide us into the coming millennium. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Jacob Whom God Shaped


Author: Peter Kang

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1615791361

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Peter Kang is a retired Korean Army Chaplain. He served for 20 years. In his military career Peter Kang served in many units such as the US Army's 19th TAACOM and Eighth Army KATUSA Chaplain, both the 9th and 27th Division Chaplain, and an Instructor for the Korean Army Chaplain School. Chaplain Kang's final military assignment was the Eighth US Army in Camp Yong San. While he served as pastor of the MND (Ministry of the National Defense) Chapel's soldiers' service, the Hannam Village Chapel (US Army chapel), KATUSA service and he led the Korean Ladies' Bible Study at South Post Chapel. Through his ministry experience, he caught a vision for multiethnic ministry, especially for equipping the next generation not only with a strong faith, but also with an appreciation for their bilingual abilities and their bicultural background. Currently Pastor Kang recently established Eternal Living Waters Fellowship in the area of Clarksville, TN. Pastor Kang has also had extensive theological training. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education from Sung Gyul Christian University; a Master of Divinity degree from Hansei University; a Master of Theology degree from Golden Gate Baptist Seminary in San Francisco. He also got chances to study at various other theological institutions including the Chong Shin Seminary, (M.Div); ACTS, (M.A); and the Choen An Univ, (Ph. D Cand.). As a retired Chaplain, Pastor Kang has received various medals from both US Army and Korean Army. He received the Army Achievement Medal, the Army commemoration Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal from US Army. He also received Medals from Chief of Korean Army. Pastor Kang is a writer and a poet. He has published books of sermons, essays, and poetry. If you want to contact Pastor Kang, feel free to contact him at 931-237-5571 or by email at [email protected]

Twelve Extraordinary Women

How God Shaped Women of the Bible, and What He Wants to Do with You


Author: John MacArthur

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1400280281

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6955

They were ordinary, common, and in some cases shockingly low-caste, yet each was made extraordinary by her life-changing encounter with God. Readers will be challenged and motivated by Twelve Extraordinary Women, a poignant and personal look into the lives of some of the Bible's most faithful women. Their struggles and temptations are the same trials faced by all believers at all ages. Inside this book, best-selling author and Bible teacher John MacArthur shows that the God to whom they were so committed is the same God who continues to mold and use ordinary people today.

We Want to Believe

Faith and Gospel in The X-files


Author: Amy M. Donaldson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621892093

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 1472

From the first episode to the latest feature film, two main symbols provide the driving force for the iconic television series The X-Files: Fox Mulder's I Want to Believe poster and Dana Scully's cross necklace. Mulder's poster may feature a flying saucer, but the phrase I want to believe refers to more than simply the quest for the truth about aliens. The search for extraterrestrial life, the truth that is out there, is a metaphor for the search for God. The desire to believe in something greater than ourselves is part of human nature: we want to believe. Scully's cross represents this desire to believe, as well as the internal struggle between faith and what we can see and prove. The X-Files depicts this struggle by posing questions and exploring possible answers, both natural and supernatural. Why would God let the innocent suffer? Can God forgive even the most heinous criminal? What if God is giving us signs to point the way to the truth, but we're not paying attention? These are some of the questions raised by The X-Files. In the spirit of the show, this book uses the symbols and images presented throughout the series to pose such questions and explore some of the answers, particularly in the Christian tradition. With a focus on key themes of the series--faith, hope, love, and truth--along the way, this book journeys from the desire to believe to the message of the cross.

Shaped By God's Heart

The Passion and Practices of Missional Churches


Author: Milfred Minatrea

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118429419

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 513

Discover the tools to create a new kind of church and move from merely surviving to thriving. Drawing on an extensive two-year field study of 200 churches from a variety of denominations and geographic regions, Milfred Minatrea--a missiologist, urban strategist and practioner in minister--presents the best practices for re-energizing Christian spirituality in a congregational setting. He provides readers with the tools for assessing their congregation’s position on the continuum between maintenance and mission and for determining the actions that will move them toward becoming a missional community. He also outlines key strategies that successful churches have used to become relevant in a postmodern society without losing what is distinctly Christian in their spiritual practices. Milfred Minatrea (Irving, TX) is Director of the Missional Church Center for the Baptist General Convention of Texas.