Amazing Grace In The Life Of William Wilberforce

Author: John Piper
Editor: Crossway
ISBN: 1581348754
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John Piper's biography of William Wilberforce takes readers beyond Wilberforce's battle against slavery and explores the beliefs and motivations of this influential evangelical politician.

Wilberforce The Challenge For Today

Author: Nicky Gumbel
Editor: Alpha International
ISBN: 9781905887118
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Ordinary

Author: Tony Merida
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433684179
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What if the path toward an extraordinary life is becoming more ordinary? Ordinary is not a call to be more radical. If anything, it is a call to the contrary. The kingdom of God isn’t coming with light shows, and shock and awe, but with lowly acts of service. Tony Merida wants to push back against sensationalism and “rock star Christianity,” and help people understand that they can make a powerful impact by practicing ordinary Christianity. Through things such as humble acts of service, neighbor love, and hospitality, Christians can shake the foundations of the culture. In order to see things happen that have never happened before, Christians must to do what Christians have always done­. Christians need to become more ordinary. Let’s think together about how we, ordinary people, doing ordinary things, might turn the world upside down.

Amazing Grace

Author: Eric Metaxas
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061863387
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Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833. Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong. To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film. This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.

Real Christianity

Author: William Wilberforce
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441267565
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Just in time for the release of Amazing Grace, the movie about the life of William Wilberforce. This edition of his classic book from 1797, Real Christianity, is paraphrased in modern language and made more accessible to contemporary readers. This is the book that helped abolish the slave trade in the United Kingdom and called Christians to live a more authentic life of faith more than two hundred years ago. The timeless truths it contains will speak to readers in fresh ways today. Christians who eschew cultural Christianity in favor of a real faith in Christ, will find the principles here thought-provoking and applicable. The social justice orientation will appeal to readers of Jim Wallis, Os Guinness, Charles Colson, Shane Claiborne, John Perkins, Bono, and Nancy Pearcey. Readers will also find the book is a good litmus test of the authenticity of their own faith.

Joshua

Author: Robert L. Hubbard, Jr.
Editor: Zondervan Academic
ISBN: 0310590620
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Reading Joshua can be, frankly, a jarring experience. Serious, troubling questions about God’s attitude toward his created peoples arise, questions with noeasy answer. But the book of Joshua presents itself, warts (and wars!) and all, and asks readers to let it tell its story from its point of view and out of its ancient context. It asks them to give it the benefit of the doubt and permit it to speak to them. This commentary aims to give its voice a clear hearing — to translate its ancient cultural form in such a way that it freely speaks about the life of faith today. Basically, the book of Joshua tells how biblical Israel navigated a major historical transition early in its national life. The book shows that guiding these changes is Israel’s God, Yahweh, through his chosen servant, Joshua. The introductory sections to follow set the scene for entering the book of Joshua and the ancient world about which it reports. Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make thereturn journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable — but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our present-day context. Joshua helps readers learn how the message of Joshua can have the same powerful impact today that it did when it was first written.

Amaze Us O God

Author: Mark Hanby
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451669151
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Discover the twelve spiritual keys that unlock divine portals between heaven and earth in this profound book offering wisdom for a new vision of life. In this amazing book, Dr. Mark Hanby shares twelve spiritual keys that will open the doors to God’s miraculous intervention into life here on earth. Based on years of his own personal experience and the testimony of other amazed believers, Hanby opens his life and ministry to share these easily accessible but precious keys. God’s blessings are waiting for you—He desires to rain them down in abundant living. As you step out in faith—expecting God to meet you right where you are—you will discover the amazing world of God’s outpouring.

The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge

Author: Tony Dungy
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414365794
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Retailers Choice Award winner, 2012 Strengthen the core of your life and faith on a year-long journey with beloved Super Bowl–winning former head coach Tony Dungy and co-author Nathan Whitaker! This deluxe LeatherLike edition of the New York Times best-selling The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge contains 365 reflections from Tony and Nathan on living an “uncommon life” of integrity, honoring your family and friends, creating a life of real significance and impact, and walking with the Lord. This year, step up to the challenge to spend time with God—and dare to be uncommon every day. A perfect gift for sports fans, coaches, athletes, and dads!

Real Christianity

Author: Bob Beltz
Editor: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 9780830743117
File Size: 16,31 MB
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Just in time for the release of Amazing Grace, the movie about the life of William Wilberforce, is this edition of his classic book from 1797, Real Christianity, paraphrased in modern language and made more accessible to contemporary readers. This is the book that helped abolish the slave trade in the United Kingdom, and called Christians to live a more authentic life of faith more than 200 years ago. The timeless truths it contains will speak to readers in fresh ways today. Christians who eschew cultural Christianity in favor of a real faith in Christ will find the principles here thought-provoking and applicable. The social justice orientation will appeal to readers of Jim Wallis, Os Guinness, Charles Colson, Shane Claiborne, John Perkins, Bono, and Nancy Pearcy. Readers will also find the book is a good litmus test of the authenticity of their own faith.

Creating The Better Hour

Author: Chuck Stetson
Editor: Stroud & Hall Publishers
ISBN: 0979646219
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The spirit of William Wilberforce, who worked to stop the transatlantic slave trade 200 years ago, is alive and active in all people whose faith complel their tireless efforts to transform their culture and build a better world. Creating the Better Hour: Lessons from William Wilberforce is not an ordinary study book. It is a call to end ongoing human oppression and slavery. The life of this great Christian parliamentarian and abolitionist is the starting point for a first-class group of contributors to show Wilberforce as a model for engaging modern culture. Essays detail how people today can emulate his life, great persuasive techniques, and his Clapham Circle colleagues to bring about cultural change and end oppression. Each chapter's Extended Observation draws readers and study groups into transforming reflections and conversations--all designed to help people become a force for good and commit to a life on behalf of others.

The Lie That Is Lincoln

Author: Stephen Miklosik M.D.
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469156423
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This book describes the unnecessary actions of Abraham Lincoln in causing and pursuing the greatest American crime of the nineteenth century, the American Civil war and secondly its cover-up by his cabinet and all the sycophantic historians following. My extensive reading on the Civil War and visiting the Gettysburg battlefield left me aghast as to the number of soldiers, the cream of. American manhood, were sacrificed and wasted upon the numerous battlefields 600,000 plus, more dead than all American wars combined. Yet historians pass this off as justifiable homicide, and a small price to pay to achieve freedom for four million slaves. To me this is sheer blasphemy! According to 'the philosophical principles espoused by Jean Jacques Rousseau, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes etc., the Thirteen Colonies claimed their natural right to declare their independence fro. the Mother Country, Britain. and establish their own right to self-determination. The Declaration of Independence, beginning "When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People t() dissolve the Political Bands which have connected the. with another" etc., says it all. (Interestingly Texas used almost identical language in their declaration to be free from Mexico.) But men the South had the audacity to declare these same fundamental rights an enraged Lincoln denied it to them thereby plunging the nation in the worst case of fratricide the world has ever known through his scorched-earth policy. Using the clever battle-cry. "The Nation must be preserved" he convinced the Nation as to the urgency of crushing the South.

Just The Basics

Author: Dallas Johnson
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490852727
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Have you ever wondered what the Christian faith is about? Just the Basics is written for you. Essential Christian beliefs are explained in everyday language with simple illustrations, biblical references, and practical applications. Just the Basics answers questions, such as: * How can we know there is a God? * What is He like? * What difference can God make in our lives? * How does He want us to live? * What happens to us when we die? Just as a faulty foundation will undermine anything built upon it, flawed fundamentals will also hamper any endeavor you have in life. You need to get the basics right. The same principle applies to learning about the Christian faith. Just the Basics will help you understand the foundational beliefs of the Christian faith from which you can build your life.

40 Days Of Encouragement

Author: Terry D. Slachter
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469104989
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40 Days of Encouragement is a Christian devotional containing forty devotional readings that define and illustrate Biblical encouragement. The devotionals teach Biblical principles using both historical and contemporary illustrations and stories. Each devotional begins with an appropriate Bible passage introducing the theme for each of the forty days. Some of the themes included are: *Gods care and love for His children *Learning how to enjoy the Lords good gifts * How to find and enjoy Gods forgiveness * Dealing with daily anxieties *Claiming Gods wonderful promises *Spiritual refreshment *The Lords mighty protection *Our self-image in Christ *Rewards This book is designed for both personal and family devotions, and for group studies. After each devotional, six additional Bible passages are given with exploratory questions to study and/or discuss with others. The devotionals with their corresponding passages create a perfect forty day spiritual retreat for individuals, groups, or even as a church-wide 40 Days of Encouragement event. The materials could also be used as lessons for a forty week Sunday School class or as preaching tool for pastors developing a year long emphasis on the theme of Biblical encouragement.

A Vision For The Aging Church

Author: James M. Houston
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830869522
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Are we ready for the opportunities and challenges facing the aging church? Now is the time for the church to offer ministry to its increasing numbers of seniors and to benefit from ministry they can offer. In this book James M. Houston and Michael Parker issue an urgent call to reconceive the place and part of the elderly and seniors in the local church congregation. Confronting the idea that the aging are mostly a burden on the church, they boldly address the moral issues related to caring for them, provide examples of successful care-giving programs and challenge the church to restore broken connections across the generations. Cowritten by a noted theologian and an expert in the fields of social work and gerontology, this interdisciplinary book assesses our current cultural context and the challenges and opportunities we face. The authors show us that seniors aren't the problem. They are the solution.

Moral Capital

Author: Christopher Leslie Brown
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807838952
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Revisiting the origins of the British antislavery movement of the late eighteenth century, Christopher Leslie Brown challenges prevailing scholarly arguments that locate the roots of abolitionism in economic determinism or bourgeois humanitarianism. Brown instead connects the shift from sentiment to action to changing views of empire and nation in Britain at the time, particularly the anxieties and dislocations spurred by the American Revolution. The debate over the political rights of the North American colonies pushed slavery to the fore, Brown argues, giving antislavery organizing the moral legitimacy in Britain it had never had before. The first emancipation schemes were dependent on efforts to strengthen the role of the imperial state in an era of weakening overseas authority. By looking at the initial public contest over slavery, Brown connects disparate strands of the British Atlantic world and brings into focus shifting developments in British identity, attitudes toward Africa, definitions of imperial mission, the rise of Anglican evangelicalism, and Quaker activism. Demonstrating how challenges to the slave system could serve as a mark of virtue rather than evidence of eccentricity, Brown shows that the abolitionist movement derived its power from a profound yearning for moral worth in the aftermath of defeat and American independence. Thus abolitionism proved to be a cause for the abolitionists themselves as much as for enslaved Africans.

The Great Awakening

Author: Jim Wallis
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061843532
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Now in paperback: the bestselling author of God’s Politics revives our hope in a politics that reflects our highest common values and offers a roadmap for solving our biggest social problems.

Giving Church Another Chance

Author: Todd D. Hunter
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458732126
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Everybody wants to be spiritual. But nobody wants to be religious. Everybody is looking for a rich spiritual life. But nobody is looking to church.As a pastor, Todd Hunter found himself disillusioned, burned out and needing to drop out of traditional forms of church. He experimented with house churches and other options but was still dissatisfied. Eventually he found himself sneaking off to worship services on Sunday mornings with surprising results.What did the historic spiritual practices of church do for him? How did they lead to a life of centered peace, chart a path to simplicity and cause him to reach out to others while focusing on the glory of God? Walk with Hunter on this journey to find spiritual riches in a surprising place. You might just give church another chance.

Beyond A Border

Author: Peter Kivisto
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1452235872
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The most up-to-date analysis of today's immigration issues As the authors state in Chapter 1, "the movement of people across national borders represents one of the most vivid dramas of social reality in the contemporary world." This comparative text examines contemporary immigration across the globe, focusing on 20 major nations. Noted scholars Peter Kivisto and Thomas Faist introduce students to important topics of inquiry at the heart of the field, including Movement: Explores the theories of migration using a historical perspective of the modern world. Settlement: Provides clarity concerning the controversial matter of immigrant incorporation and refers to the varied ways immigrants come to be a part of a new society. Control: Focuses on the politics of immigration and examines the role of states in shaping how people choose to migrate. Key Features Provides comprehensive coverage of topics not covered in other texts, such as state and immigration control, focusing on policies created to control migratory flow and evolving views of citizenship Offers a global portrait of contemporary immigration, including a demographic overview of today's cross-border movers Offers critical assessments of the achievements of the field to date Encourages students to rethink traditional views about the distinction between citizen and alien in this global age Suggests paths for future research and new theoretical developments

John Newton

Author: Jonathan Aitken
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ISBN: 9781433541810
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A fascinating, colorful, and historically significant portrait of slave trader turned Christ follower, John Newton. Master biographer Aitken brings us into one of the most sensational sagas of the 18th century. Now available in paperback.

Miracles

Author: Eric Metaxas
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698161424
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The #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther explores miracles in an inspiring response to the “New Atheists” Not since C. S. Lewis in 1947 has an author of Eric Metaxas’s stature undertaken a major exploration of the phenomenon of miracles. In this groundbreaking work, Metaxas examines the compatibility between faith and science and provides well-documented anecdotal evidence of actual miracles. With compelling—sometimes electrifying—evidence that there is something real to be reckoned with, Metaxas offers a timely, civil, and thoughtful answer to recent books by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. Already a New York Times bestseller, Miracles will be welcomed by both believers and skeptics—who will find their minds opening to the possibilities.