Are you getting the spiritual nourishment you need? We have all experienced times when we have not eaten a balanced diet or have eaten too many sweets. We feel sick, light-headed, and occasionally depressed, or we become irritable and edgy. It´s the body´s way of letting us know that it´s lacking sufficient nourishment. Optimal health requires optimal nutrition. The same is true spiritually speaking. Without sufficient and regular biblical nutrition, our inner life begins to suffer the consequences. We become shallow and selfish, more demanding and less gentle, and quick to react impatiently, rashly, and angrily. These are telltale signs of inner malnutrition. In Searching the Scriptures, respected Bible teacher Charles Swindoll shows us how to dig deep into Scripture and uncover its profound truths for our lives. He outlines the principles of Bible study that will help you understand God´s word, apply it, and communicate it clearly to those around you. Too many people try to go it alone, without a guide for this life and the next. Swindoll explains how we can fix our own spiritual meals and then invites us to feast on nourishing truths we can discover in God´s word. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Denison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009118/bk_blak_009118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Searching for the Self:Classic Stories, Christian Scripture, and the Quest for Personal Identity Adrian T. Smith
Popular author and speaker Margaret Feinberg invites you to accompany her on the spiritual adventure of a lifetime. Explore how ancient livelihoods illuminate meaningful Christian truths that apply to life today. Spend time with a grape grower, a shepherdess, a beekeeper, and a farmer, all who bring fresh insights to familiar Scriptures.
Jesus tells us that the greatest commandment is to ´´love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” But how many of us know what this looks like in daily life? Does loving God mean going to church, tithing, having regular prayer times? Is it a feeling in our hearts? A few years after Chuck Colson became a Christian, he realized that the more he learned about God’s love for him, the more he wanted to know how to love God. This book is the masterpiece Colson wrote after searching Scripture, history, and his own difficult experiences to answer his deepest question. He discovered that loving God is obeying God - rarely easy, sometimes inconvenient, often painful, and entirely satisfying. When we love God, we know the pleasure of living out our true calling. Billy Graham considers Loving God ´´one of the most spiritually satisfying books I have ever read.” Joni Eareckson Tada refers to it as ´´the complete volume on Christian living.” With fascinating stories and engaging theological insights, Loving God has been bringing people closer to Jesus for over 30 years. In this hour of opportunity for the church and for our own spiritual lives, Loving God will inspire you to love God with your whole being. It’s what you were created to do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tommy Cresswell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/002846/bk_zond_002846_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a book of letters that detail the Bible´s promises for healing. Though this book is dedicated to and written for my Mom Earnestine, it will assist anyone who has a desire to learn what the Bible says about healing. This book is filled with Scriptures on healing and addresses many of the questions that arise when the topic of healing comes up. A person searching for biblical answers on healing could easily find themselves scouring books and getting caught between dueling theologians. This book attempts to simplify what the Scriptures say without detracting from the absolute certainty that the Bible is the written Word of God. This book also tackles the most common questions about healing but again in a way that doesn´t require a seminary degree to digest. It is a must-listen for anyone who believes in the power of God to heal as described in the Scriptures. It will also be a great gift for anyone who is searching for Scriptures´ Bible promises related to healing as they try to overcome illness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roland Purdy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115506/bk_acx0_115506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deepen your connection to God, and enrich your creative soul, with this inspiring guide to Bible journaling. Christians searching for new ways to strengthen their connection to God have embraced Bible journaling, which allows them to pause and reflect on scripture while adding their own creative touch to each meaningful verse.
Dr. Anne Davis is a professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity Southwest University and director of educational programs at BibleInteract. Her ongoing research has led her to the Hebraic nature of the New Testament, the intimate connection between the two testaments, and ancient methodology used by the apostle Paul and other New Testament authors. Her work to understand methods that would have been in use during the first century, before the production of hand-copied books, has led to this and other publications that explain and apply these ancient methods.These books include:Ancient Methods of Bible Study (instruction designed for beginners)All Israel Will Be Saved: Paul’s Midrash in Romans 9-11 (intermediate study)The Law Is Not a Curse: Paul’s Midrash in Galatians (advanced study)Uncovering Mysteries in the Parables with Haggadic Midrash (a practical way to begin learning ancient methods of searching the Scriptures)What is Israel’s inheritance? What is Israel at risk of losing? In book 1 of this four-part series, join Dr. Davis in this fascinating study as she turns to scripture to search for the answers to these questions. Dr. Davis shows us through scripture that all God’s children are born to a special inheritance, known as the birthright, because God calls them His firstborn son. However, simply being born to the birthright does not necessarily mean that receiving that inheritance is secured.There is the possibility of losing that special inheritance because of unrighteous behavior, and God will choose another son who is worthy. Dr. Davis finds that only those children of God who submit to their Lord as willing servants will be selected by God to inherit the birthright, and those chosen few are identified in scripture as a remnant. Dr. Davis will lead us on a journey that includes an introduction to the ancient artistry of language in the biblical text, the in 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne K. Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148320/bk_acx0_148320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to Know God More? Use Your ImaginationThis book was previously released with the title, Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story and Imagination. Artist and screenwriter Brian Godawa used to revel in his ability to argue the truth of the Gospel, often intellectually crushing his opponents in the process. But winning an argument does not equal persuading people to follow Jesus. So what’s missing? Through prayer and searching the Scriptures, Godawa realized that while God cares deeply for rationality, it wasn’t the only tool he used to reach people with his truth. He discovered that storytelling, visual images, and other art in the Bible were central to Biblical evangelism and Christian apologetics because they could go places reason could never go: into the imagination and the heart. The Bible is a Work of ArtWeaving historical insight, pop culture and personal narrative throughout, Godawa reveals the importance God places on imagination and creativity in the Scriptures. You’ll get a biblical foundation to pursue imagination, creativity, beauty, wonder, and mystery in your faith. You’ll learn what C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien understood: The power of poetry, parables and visual art found in God´s Word. For any Christian who wants to learn Biblical evangelism and Christian apologetics in a postmodern context, this audiobook will help you find a path between the two extremes of intellectualized faith and anti-intellectual faith by recovering a biblical balance between reason and imagination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Godawa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067275/bk_acx0_067275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.