Keeping Your Kids On God S Side

Author: Natasha Crain
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736965092
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Empower your kids to respond well to the hard questions that threaten their faith. It's no secret that children of all ages are being exposed to negative criticism of Christianity as they spend time at school, with friends, or online. Are you prepared to talk with your kids about how they can effectively answer the tough questions that come their way? In Keeping Your Kids on God's Side, you'll find 40 of the most common challenges kids face—along with clear, easy-to-understand responses you can discuss together. This book will help you... encourage open dialogue on issues your kids might hesitate to talk about replace your children's doubts with the confidence only God's truth can give equip your kids to build the good thinking skills essential for today "I almost wish my children were young again so I could use Natasha Crain's book with them." Nancy Pearcey Bestselling author of Total Truth

Talking With Your Kids About God

Author: Natasha Crain
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493412302
Size: 15,69 MB
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Christian parenting is hard work--and it's getting harder. Parents have a deep desire to pass on their faith, but fear that today's increasingly skeptical and hostile world will eventually lead their kids to reject the truth of Christianity. That leaves many parents feeling overwhelmed--uncertain of what they can do to help their children, given the difficulty and extent of the faith challenges they will face. This practical and timely resource gives parents the confidence of knowing what to discuss with their children and how to discuss it in order to facilitate impactful conversations that will form the basis of a lifelong faith. In a friendly, parent-to-parent voice, Natasha Crain identifies 30 specific conversations about God that parents must have with their children, organizing them under the categories of - the existence of God - science and God - the nature of God - believing in God - the difference God makes Chapters are sequenced in a curriculum-oriented way to provide a cumulative learning experience, making this book a flexible resource for use in multiple settings: homes, church classes, youth groups, small groups, private Christian schools, and homeschools. Every chapter has a step-by-step conversation guide with discussion questions and tips, and content is readily adaptable for use with kids of any age (elementary through high school). Endorsements: "My prayer is that God will use this book to both motivate and equip you to help your kids develop convictions about their faith."--From the foreword by Sean McDowell, PhD, Biola University professor, speaker, and author of more than eighteen books, including A New Kind of Apologist "I can't think of a more relevant or more needed book for parents raising kids in today's culture. This book on apologetics will lead parents in critical conversations that will help grow and guide kids to be lifelong followers of Christ."--Kristen Welch, author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World "Hey parents: Do you want to reduce the chances that your child will follow the crowd to the point of rejecting Christ and the values and truths you hold so dearly? Then you need to have the conversations that Natasha Crain so brilliantly describes in this book. Prevent heartbreak later by reading and heeding this book now!"--Frank Turek, PhD, president of CrossExamined Ministries and author of I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist and Stealing from God "May this book lead to thousands more Moms and Dads engaging with their kids through an intelligent faith. And may there be tens of thousands more kids who feel loved because the adults in their lives take their questions seriously."--Jeff Myers, PhD, president, Summit Ministries

Unquestioned Answers

Author: Jeff Myers
Editor: David C Cook
ISBN: 0830772049
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We hear and say short Christian clichés all the time, such as “Jesus was a social justice warrior,” “Just have faith,” and “It’s not my place to judge.” These trite statements often go unquestioned. Sometimes they even substitute for truth, leading to a fragile and shallow faith. But what if a close study of these clichés could lead us to deep biblical truth? In Unquestioned Answers, Dr. Jeff Myers rethinks ten popular Christian clichés. Through an in-depth and fresh look, Myers shares insights into these overused statements to strengthen readers’ faith and encourage them to share Jesus with others. Walk with Myers on a path to biblical truth as he explores critical topics such as social justice, faith, sin, loving others, God’s goodness, prayer, and more.

Thank God For Atheists

Author: Timothy Morgan
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736966285
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Tim Morgan candidly shares about a journey in which he rejected God and pursued atheism. Yet as he delved into the writings of atheists, he found their reasons for rejecting God to be intellectually unfulfilling. A well-researched and thought-provoking book on why the evidence for God is much more compelling than the evidence against Him.

Discovering Joy In Philippians

Author: Pam Farrel
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736975187
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Share the Joy If difficult days have ever left you discouraged, this interactive 11-week journey will help you engage creatively with God’s Word and establish habits that lead to greater joy and peace. Refresh your delight in the Lord through: Daily Lessons with an introduction and key questions for each chapter to help you dive deeper into the heart of Scripture and incorporate it into your life with joy builder activities Choosing Joy Devotions and inspirational quotes to stir hope even in difficult times as you learn to trust God’s faithfulness and rest in his strength no matter what circumstance you find yourself in Creative Connections including bookmarks and coloring pages that provide an outlet to knit your heart to God and explore your faith through artistic expression “…that your joy may be full.” John 15:11 This unique discovery book includes ideas for group studies, verse-inspired artwork to color, fascinating details about the Bible, and online connections and communities so you can build up your joy and build up others! To find out more about the complete series, explore many creative resources, and connect with the authors and other readers, visit DiscoveringTheBibleSeries.com.

On The Wrong Side Of God

Author: Delphia Ellen Hord
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481701819
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Born and reared in jackson tenn. One of five siblings. Father deceased when age 2 and mother pregnant with little brother. Mother married again and had two children. Delphia married childhood sweet heart and after six years divorced due to his problems with alcohol. She is now divorced and a mother. I am a born again believer who loves God and his people. I ACCEPTED Jesus as my lord and savior at age 14 approximately, was baptised. Later studied jehovah’s witness, hinduism. Latter day saints trying to find what I could 100% believe in. Never understanding why I couldn't see God. Why he wouldn't talk to me and prove to me he was the only true and living God. Then I began to have an affair with a man. I cared for him and he cared for me. I wanted to be intimate with him although believing it was wrong per the scripture because we were not married. So I went to the VA hospital chapel in Johnson city tenn where I was in a premedical matriculation program. I knelt at the altar and prayed. I told God that I wanted to have sexual relations with him. I did not think it should be wrong because we cared for each other. Well. GOD ANSWERED ME RIGHT THEN. All of a sudden I saw the most beautiful meadow and the sky was so beautiful. I then heard a voice that sounded like low rolling thunder. He said choose ye this day what God you will serve. When I awakened I was lying on the floor. I started crying for a number of reasons: first I heard the voice of God, second he answered me right away letting me know he was listening and concerned about little ol me and third I was scared to death I both loved and feared God. I knew he was not to be played with but to be loved and respected. He does not play. I also learned he loves us enough to give us time to come to our senses and start to love the one who loves us so much but also its dangerous to get on the wrong side of God. That day I knew he would me my God forever. I am not perfect. I make mistakes but God is my God and I will love him forever and never serve another. I will repent when I fall and get up quickly so as not to hurt God anymore. This book was revealed to me by the Holy Spirit and impressed on me a warning to the world about the effect of persistantly turning your back on God. He is the same God as in days of Noah and days of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

30 Old Testament Interactive Stories For Young Children

Author: Steven James
Editor: Standard Publishing
ISBN: 9780784719398
Size: 12,53 MB
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This is a collection of favorite Bible stories, each written with a creative and meaningful storytelling technique especially suited to help teachers involve young children in the Bible story. Enjoy this library of favorite Bible stories and storytelling techniques developed by award-winning author and professional storyteller Steven James. Each book includes creative storytelling techniques especially suited to help teachers tell God’s story and involve children in the Bible story.

Edible Object Talks That Teach About Values

Author: Susan L. Lingo
Editor: Standard Publishing
ISBN: 9780784711835
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Kids interact with these 25 memorable messages that teach about values by reading from the Bible, discussing it, and preparing simple snacks that remind them of what God said. These resources are ideal for quick lessons or attention-getting visuals to supplement existing lesson materials. Just use items from your kitchen, craft basket, or tool chest to create lessons that fascinate children, illustrate a biblical truth, and deliver memorable messages your kids will love.

Christian Faith For Handing On

Author: Helen Oppenheimer
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625642342
Size: 17,74 MB
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Human beings have to ask how faith is possible, in this mixed world of trouble and joy. A safe universe with no scope for adversity would be a mechanical toy, not a creation. A glorious universe will be a place where troubles have eventually been overcome. Christians believe in one God, who is three Persons. God the heavenly Father took the risk of making a real world, full of living people capable of happiness. Jesus Christ, God the Son, came as a human being to take responsibility for creation. He suffered and died; and he rose from death to vindicate the whole enterprise and show that creation can and will be made good. People are not left to work out their own faith but are invited to belong to the church, in order to keep in touch with God the Spirit. They are to behave as God's children, not by rule-bound conformity but by grateful response to the glory of God the Holy Trinity.

On Religion

Author: Karl Barth
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567497755
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The study Karl Barth has generally been excluded from religious studies departments in favour of more liberal theologians such as Tillich. For many years scholar Garrett Green has argued that there is no justification for this neglect. To support his theory that Barth can and should be studied as a religious theorist rather than just a theologian Garrett Green presents a brand new translation of Chapter 17 of Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics prefaced by a detailed introduction to the text. This important new translation counters the idea that Barth rejected the notion of religion out of hand by correcting a number errors in the original version which obscure Barth's central argument. In particular the crucial word, Aufhebung, in the title is translated here as sublimation rather than abolition. The translation will do better justice to the German original and will be more accessible to contemporary readers. Unlike the original version, all Greek, Latin and Hebrew citations are translated into English, and the NRSV is used for the Bible quotes rather than the King James. The translation is accompanied by a text by Garrett Green introducing the scholar and student to Barth as a religious theorist. The book concludes with appendices containing teaching materials and a summary of developed by the author in the classroom over years.