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See below for a selection of the latest books from Christian life & practice category. Presented with a red border are the Christian life & practice books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Christian life & practice books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Angels Among Us What the Bible Reveals About Angelic Encounters

Angels Among Us What the Bible Reveals About Angelic Encounters

Author: Perry Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

As a follow-up to This Season of Angels, bestselling author and internationally known minister Perry Stone investigates the angelic encounters of the Bible and explores their meanings and significance. What does the Bible say about angels? And why are they so shrouded in mystery? In This Season of Angels, Perry Stone revealed the pivotal roles angels will play during prophetic seasons. Now, in ANGELS AMONG US, Perry focuses on the angelic encounters of the Bible, and examines why God created them, how their hierarchy works, and more. ANGELS AMONG US will inspire you as you begin or end your day to recognise that you are always protected and guarded by God.

Daily Guideposts 2020 A Spirit-Lifting Devotional

Daily Guideposts 2020 A Spirit-Lifting Devotional

Author: Guideposts Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2019

Daily Guideposts 2020 Large Print A Spirit-Lifting Devotional

Daily Guideposts 2020 Large Print A Spirit-Lifting Devotional

Author: Guideposts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2019

How Happiness Happens Study Guide With DVD

How Happiness Happens Study Guide With DVD

Author: Max Lucado Format: Undefined Release Date: 03/10/2019

In this six-session video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado looks at several one another statements in the Bible that reveal how the happiest people on earth aren't those who have the most but those who are willing to give the most away. While everyone craves happiness, and everyone benefits from it, the sad reality is that fewer people today are finding it. We have more possessions than ever before, better access to education, and greater advancements in technology and medicine. Yet the majority of us can't find an adequate reason to check the yes box on a happiness questionnaire. Our culture tries to convince us there is one way to happiness: aspire, acquire, desire, retire. Happiness depends on what we hang in our closet, park in our garage, and deposit in our bank account. It's a path that always fails to deliver. Instead, Jesus provides a better way: It is better to give than receive (Acts 22:35 nkjv). Intentional, altruistic acts of service are the most reliable sources of well-being. It is a principle Jesus lived out in his own life. While he was accused of much, he was never described as being grumpy or perpetually somber. Rather, he said, I came to give life with joy and abundance (John 10:10 vce). God wants to bring joy to the people of this generation, and in his Word, he has given us practical and applicable ways to quarry that joy by giving it away. In this study, group members will look at several key one another statements given in the New Testament and discover how to make happiness happen in their lives. They will discover that while the world can be a lonely and disappointing place, they can be God's representatives to bring about a cascade of kindness. While we cannot solve every problem, we can bring a few smiles to a few faces. In this way, we might even initiate a quiet revolution of joy. This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

Friend-ish Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion

Friend-ish Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion

Author: Kelly Needham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Bible teacher Kelly Needham debunks our world's constricted, small view of friendship and casts a richer, more life-giving, biblical vision for friendship as God meant it to be. As the family unit grows more unstable and the average age of marriage increases, a shift is taking place in our culture: for many people, friends now play the role of family. And just as with family relationships, our friendships often don't turn out quite as we envisioned or hoped, and we wonder, Is there a better way to do this? In Friend-ish, Kelly Needham takes a close look at what Scripture says about friendship. She reveals the distorted view most of us have of it and recasts a glorious vision for a Christian understanding. By teaching us how to recognize symptoms of idolatry and dependency, she equips us to understand and address the problems that arise in friendship--from neediness to discord and even sexual temptation. With hard-fought wisdom, a clear view of Scripture, and been-there perspective, Needham reorients us toward the purposeful, loving relationships we all crave that ultimately bring us closer to God.

How Happiness Happens Finding Lasting Joy In A World Of Comparison, Disappointment, And Unmet Expectations

How Happiness Happens Finding Lasting Joy In A World Of Comparison, Disappointment, And Unmet Expectations

Author: Max Lucado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

In a world searching for happiness, bestselling author Max Lucado provides a personal plan for a life filled with lasting and fulfilling joy, supported by Jesus' teaching and modern research. Do you feel happy How long has it been since you felt a level of contagious, infectious, unflappable, unstoppable happiness Maybe your answer is, All the time. If so, God bless you! (And consider suggesting this book to someone who needs it.) For many of us the answer is, Well, it's been a while. I used to be happy, but then life took its toll. Only one-third of Americans surveyed said they were happy. How can this be Education is accessible to most. We've made advancements in everything from medicine to technology, yet 66 percent of us can't find an adequate reason to check the yes box on the happiness questionnaire. Worldwide, people profess that happiness is their most cherished goal. Marketers get this. Want to be happy they ask. Eat at this restaurant, drive this car, wear this dress. Happiness happens when you lose the weight, get the date, find the mate, or discover your fate. It's wide, this way to happiness. Yet, for all its promise, it delivers a fragile joy; here one day, tomorrow scattered by the winds of comparison, disappointment, or unmet expectations. Max writes, There is another option. It requires no credit card, monthly mortgage, or stroke of fortune. Age and ethnicity aren't factors...an unexpected door to joy. In this book Max shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, How Happiness Happens presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out. Also available in Spanish.

Seeking Aliveness Daily Reflections on a New Way to Experience and Practise the Christian Faith

Seeking Aliveness Daily Reflections on a New Way to Experience and Practise the Christian Faith

Author: Brian D. McLaren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Praise for We Make the Road by Walking: 'innovative and refreshing' - Christianity magazine In his 2014 book We Make the Road by Walking Brian McLaren gave a basic orientation on what it means to be 'a new kind of Christian' through 52 sermons, working within the framework of the church year and providing a Genesis-Revelation overview of the Bible. It was designed to be used in church services and small groups, and was praised by New Testament scholar Paula Gooder and enthusiastically adopted by many. Seeking Aliveness is a repurposing of this material for use by individuals, breaking up the text into daily devotions, along with the original suggested Bible readings and with a prayer, thought or action point for each day. Brian's original writing is transformed beautifully into a daily read, for admirers of the original book as well as a new audience. 'An ideal resource' - Church Times

Too Much Information? Ten essential questions for digital Christians

Too Much Information? Ten essential questions for digital Christians

Author: Andrew Graystone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Almost without noticing it happen, we have found ourselves shopping, communicating, playing and even worshipping online. The most profound effect of technology has been the transformation of culture. For Christians, the most important question is not What can we do with technology? but What is technology doing to us? . Andrew Graystone aims to help Christians who want to think through their own engagement in digital culture, who want to better understand how the world is changing and how they can respond. He addresses ten key questions on how digital technology is changing our lives today, including: * Who can I believe? * What forces are shaping digital culture? * How is digital technology shaping my life? * Who is my digital neighbour? * What will a digital church look like?

Life with St Benedict The Rule reimagined for everyday living

Life with St Benedict The Rule reimagined for everyday living

Author: Richard Frost Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2019

To discover the Rule of St Benedict is to encounter something that is at once inspiring, supporting, reassuring, challenging. Let this book be an introduction to the writing of a man who will change your life. Esther de Waal, author of Seeking God: The Way of St Benedict The Rule of St Benedict has much to say about faith, work and daily living. In a time when many are seeking space, silence and spiritual depth, the Rule retains relevance in a world where change is often feared, stability can be elusive and busyness interferes with listening to God. Life with St Benedict provides daily reflections on the Rule as an aid to enabling personal spiritual growth and prayer. Benedictine communities use a well-established pattern of daily readings to enable the entire Rule to be considered over a four-month period. Life with St Benedict follows this pattern. Each four-month long period begins on 1 January, 2 May and 1 September and each entry shows three dates on which it can be read. There are 122 readings and reflections in each period.

Real Life Love Saying Goodbye to the Fairytale and Hello to True Relationships

Real Life Love Saying Goodbye to the Fairytale and Hello to True Relationships

Author: Michael Gibson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

Start building authentic relationships in life and love by practicing these 7 principles from popular blogger and speaker Michael Gibson, grandson of bestselling relationship expert and author Gary Smalley. What matters most in life? The quality of our relationships! Bad relationships can fill our lives with stress, hurt feelings, frustration, and anger. But God-centered, healthy relationships have the power to fill us with what we want most: true love, endless joy, and abiding rest. In Real Life Love, Michael Gibson offers hope to those who want to have vibrant, dynamic relationships. Filled with honest, humorous, personal stories, Real Life Love shares 7 principles for life-giving relationships: Learning to honor others Identifying anger Learning to forgive Celebrating in the midst of trials Understanding the power of God's Word How to be second in a world of firsts Identifying peoples' personalities to foster understanding These 7 principles gleaned from Gibson's grandfather, Gary Smalley, bestselling author and world-renowned relationship expert, forever impacted Gibson's life and relationships. And they will change your life too. Get ready to love for real!

Pull It Off Removing Your Fears and Putting on Confidence

Pull It Off Removing Your Fears and Putting on Confidence

Author: Julianna Zobrist Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

I could never pull that off! How many times have we heard that? How many times have we felt that? Well, if artist and musician Julianna Zobrist had a dollar for every time she heard that, she'd be worth her weight in gold. Notorious for her daring fashion and bold creative perspective, Julianna digs deep into her own life to expose why we feel we can't pull it off. Whether it's fashion, creative expression, parenting, marriage, or daring to go 100 percent at a career, the greatest negative force you will fight against is yourself. In PULL IT OFF, Julianna reveals how we can be transparent and vulnerable and yet secure and confident enough to walk through life facing our fears. PULL IT OFF is broken into three parts that address the issues of authority, identity, and security, to reveal the root issue of where our fears stem from. Julianna walks readers through how to maximize our true identities and lean into our unique gifts due to a grounded belief in our acceptance of others, our acceptance by God, and ultimately, the acceptance of ourselves. When we are secure, we believe we are worthwhile and can, indeed, step out in bravery, confidence, and brilliance. We can pull it off!

Pull It Off (Devotional) Removing Your Fears and Putting on Confidence

Pull It Off (Devotional) Removing Your Fears and Putting on Confidence

Author: Julianna Zobrist Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

I could never pull that off! How many times have we heard that? How many times have we felt that? Well, if artist and musician Julianna Zobrist had a dollar for every time she heard that, she'd be worth her weight in gold. Notorious for her daring fashion and bold creative perspective, Julianna digs deep into her own life to expose why we feel we can't pull it off. Whether it's fashion, creative expression, parenting, marriage, or daring to go 100 percent at a career, the greatest negative force you will fight against is yourself. In PULL IT OFF, Julianna reveals how we can be transparent and vulnerable and yet secure and confident enough to walk through life facing our fears. PULL IT OFF is broken into three parts that address the issues of authority, identity, and security, to reveal the root issue of where our fears stem from. Julianna walks readers through how to maximize our true identities and lean into our unique gifts due to a grounded belief in our acceptance of others, our acceptance by God, and ultimately, the acceptance of ourselves. When we are secure, we believe we are worthwhile and can, indeed, step out in bravery, confidence, and brilliance. We can pull it off!