Monday, 23 May 2011

Book of the Week: The Scent of Water

Join author Naomi Zacharias in traveling to different parts of the world, meeting people who have endured injustice and broken dreams. Read and gain a new awareness of global issues and the resilience of the human spirit while finding the adventure designed specifically for you by God! Description: Follow Naomi as she talks to women working in brothels in Mumbai; survivors of an Indonesian tsunami in which more than 160,000 lives were lost; a young girl waiting on an operation to save her life; and victims of domestic violence horrifically burned by fire. Be still with her when she realizes the pain she feels in the face of these extreme injustices reveals a common struggle that exists within all of humanity. And rise with her as she wrestles with confusion over her identity, comes face to face with redemption, and then begins to understand her own story … and to find her calling. The Scent of Water will open your eyes to the complexities of the world, showing you pain can also be beauty, and how each are found in the unlikeliest of places. Zacharias doesn’t have all the answers. But she has hope and encouragement that will empower you to find and begin the adventure of your life.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Book of the Week: Morning and Evening

Make the most of your mornings and evenings with Spurgeon’s classic devotional—presented here in your choice of elegant bonded leather bindings and Scripture translations. Enjoy the original edition with Spurgeon’s classic prose accompanied by the beautiful language of the King James Version of the Bible. Or select the gently updated edition which combines a contemporary language text revision with the fresh, meaningful prose of the New International Version. No matter which you choose, you’ll appreciate Spurgeon’s insight and wise counsel—and his love for and knowledge of the Word of God. Meditating on two portions of Scripture each day—732 in all—with applications relevant for contemporary Christians, Spurgeon’s characteristic comments hit home with a wit and style rarely found in other writings. These unabridged editions of his beloved devotional feature gold-gilded page edges, a ribbon marker, and illuminated first letters on each reading. A concise text index lets you discover what Spurgeon had to say on nearly every biblical topic. And a topical index helps you find his thoughts and wisdom on specific issues you’re dealing with right now. Morning and Evening is a welcome gift for any occasion—and Spurgeon’s reflections bring a special richness to personal time with the Lord, too!

Monday, 9 May 2011

Book of the Week: Max On Life

In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. The questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin’ Donuts napkins. In Max on Life he offers thoughtful answers to more than 150 of the most pressing questions on topics ranging from hope to hurt, from home to the hereafter. Max writes about the role of prayer, the purpose of pain and the reason for our ultimate hope. He responds to the day-to-day questions – parenting quandaries, financial challenges, difficult relationships – as well as to the profound: Is God really listening? A special addendum includes Max’s advice on writing and publishing. Including topical and scriptural indexes and filled with classic Lucado encouragement and insight, Max on Life will quickly become a favourite resource for pastors and ministry leaders as well as new and mature believers.