Chains in China by Bradley Booth

By Bradley Booth

The interrogator slapped the desk along with his hand and stood to his ft. “If you don't want my aid, there’s not anything extra i will do for you the following! notwithstanding, i believe i need to let you know that from this present day ahead, issues won't move good for you right here on the Wu Xi legal. . . . while you are obdurate and don't provide the confession, the warden becomes difficult as nails. he'll by no means allow you to out of here!”

In 1960, Chen, a devoted younger Seventh-day Adventist, used to be imprisoned and thrown into “the cage” for refusing to paintings at the Sabbath. even with dwelling within the worst type of dirt and subsisting on a hunger vitamin, Chen searched for each chance to inform his fellow prisoners and criminal officers in regards to the loving God he served.

Chains in China illustrates the nightmare of tribulation God’s humans have frequently persevered for the reason for Christ. it's a chronicle of relentless devotion and a tribute to the faithfulness of a God whose love by no means shall we move. Chen is aware this firsthand, for have been it now not for the miracle God played to save lots of his existence, he may have died in Wu Xi Prison.

Pastor Chen writes, “His grace was once continuously adequate for me in stable instances and undesirable, and at the present time i need to glorify His name.”

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Mother Mary Comes To Me, Words of Wisdom From Medjugorje by Dennis Muth

By Dennis Muth

Like such a lot of different curious teens, after collage I felt the impulse to desert the spiritual roots of my formative years. in the course of a summer time backpacking day trip in Europe, i used to be referred to as to a desination no longer formerly on my itinerary. Medjugorje spoke to me in a wondrous means and over the following a number of years, triggered me to take one other examine the place I had come from and the place i used to be going.

Spiritually woke up, I felt as though I had get back domestic. Having a miles clearer knowing of what I possessed, I permitted this name with a deeper religion and love that did not exist earlier than. that decision additionally got here with a significant message and that i turned its messenger. this is often my message...

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To Save My Race from Abuse: The Life of Samuel Robert by Edward J. Robinson

By Edward J. Robinson

A interesting and demanding determine in black American spiritual history.

Samuel Robert Cassius was once born to a slave mom and a white father in Virginia in 1853 and have become a member of the Restorationist circulation (Disciples of Christ) whereas a coal miner in Indiana. For the remainder of his lengthy existence (he died in 1931 at age 78), Cassius used to be an energetic evangelist, prolific publicist, devoted chief of black Disciples, and an outspoken and uncompromising opponent of racism in faith and society.

An indefatigable preacher, Cassius ranged in the course of the Midwest, California, and the southwestern states, founding and inspiring black Stone-Campbell Restorationist congregations. After coming into the Oklahoma Territory in 1891, he labored for 3 a long time as an educator, newspaper editor, social activist, postmaster, and Justice of the Peace. simply because he constantly integrated social and racial concerns into his non secular writings, Cassius usually came upon himself at odds with whites within the Stone-Campbell stream, the very humans he trusted for financial help. He encouraged a Booker T. Washington-style self-help ethos whereas while firmly resisting racism anyplace he encountered it. principally invisible in a global ruled by way of such towering figures as Washington, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, and W. E. B. DuBois, Cassius lived a lifetime of digital obscurity past the circle of the Stone-Campbell flow. His tale is critical simply because, as a racial militant and separatist, he presaged the schism that may engulf and fracture the church buildings of Christ within the Sixties, while blacks and whites went their separate methods and shaped particular teams in a single spiritual fellowship.

By combing via a plethora of basic resources that Cassius left in the back of in either spiritual and nonreligious journals, Edward J. Robinson has effectively reconstructed and recaptured the essence of Cassius’ complicated and awesome existence. This publication deals the 1st full-length research of a guy of outstanding attainment regardless of day-by-day hindrances and resistance.

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Memoir of a Jewish American Christian:Vol. 1 by Jeffrey Ludwig

By Jeffrey Ludwig

This Memoir is ready ten years within the lifetime of the writer, from age 6 to age sixteen. these years aren't visible during the clear out of Freudian complexes. neither is adolescence obvious in the course of the prism of John Dewey’s instrumentalism the place one fortunately incorporates to one’s position in a godless, secular, humanist, business society. neither is his formative years heroic like that of Helen Keller. it really is approximately his mother’s isolation and his bitterness in the direction of her, his father’s macho cynicism, his aggressive brilliant schoolmates, and his persecution by the hands of a son of Nazi German immigrants. The author’s tale is smooth and alive. it's a nostalgic glance backwards, but even as a checklist of the way God freed him from the sins and misunderstandings that have been grown in the course of these early life. He recounts his formative years topics, reflecting upon the grace of God’s forgiveness, love, mercy, and compassion. .

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No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction by Marnie C. Ferree,Mark Laaser

By Marnie C. Ferree,Mark Laaser

during this e-book Marnie C. Ferree bargains a distinct source for girls being affected by sexual habit. Taking her book's identify from the myth the place Jesus extends grace to the lady stuck in adultery, Ferree bravely stocks her personal tale of sexual dependancy, recalling her years of disgrace from dwelling a double lifestyles and the instant whilst she finally needed to inform the reality. yet greater than simply providing her tale as a hopeful instance of God's reworking strength, Ferree distills her scientific services on lady sexual dependancy accessibly and lightly, supplying a much-needed source for ladies being affected by any measure of relational or sexual dependancy. Ferree information the roots of dependancy in kinfolk trauma and gives clear-eyed suggestion as either a counselor and a "grateful convalescing intercourse addict" on find out how to in achieving sobriety and healing.

Written by way of a counselor who is aware the from the interior out, No Stones bargains sensible aid for these fighting sexual dependancy. additionally it is a selected bankruptcy for a person in shut courting with an addict, no matter if a wife, loved one, or pal, who desires to come along ladies as they search aid. vital for pastors and church leaders, this booklet can be a far sought-after source for Christian counselors and therapists counseling girls who grapple with this kind of addiction.

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Reformers in the Wings: From Geiler von Kaysersberg to by David C. Steinmetz

By David C. Steinmetz

This booklet bargains photos of twenty of the secondary theologians of the Reformation interval. as well as describing a selected theologian, each one portrait explores one challenge in 16th-century Christian inspiration. Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, and Radical thinkers are all represented during this quantity, which serves as either an creation to the sphere and a convenient reference for scholars.

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Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman's Journey with Depression and by Monica A. Coleman

By Monica A. Coleman

Monica A. Coleman’s great-grandfather requested his younger sons to boost him up and pull out the chair whilst he hanged himself, and that noose stayed within the kin shed for years. The rope used to be the violent tool, however it was once psychological soreness that killed him. Now, in gripping model, Coleman examines the ways in which the legacies of slavery, struggle, sharecropping, poverty, and alcoholism masks a kinfolk heritage of psychological sickness. those self same forces observed her into the black non secular traditions and Christian ministry. all of the whereas, she wrestled along with her personal bipolar disorder.

Bipolar religion is either a non secular autobiography and a memoir of psychological ailment. during this robust publication, Monica Coleman stocks her life-long dance with trauma, melancholy, and the specter of loss of life. mentioning serendipitous encounters with black intellectuals like Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Angela Davis, and Renita Weems, Coleman deals a unprecedented account of ways the modulated highs of bipolar II can result in specialist good fortune, whereas hiding a melancholy that even her medical professionals hardly believed. in simple terms as she was once in a position to face her ailment used to be she in a position to reside faithfully with bipolar.

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Peter: Keys to Following Jesus by Tim Gray

By Tim Gray

Renowned pupil Dr. Tim grey masterfully publications you thru the tumultuous and encouraging lifetime of Peter--from his name to discipleship to his eventual martyrdom in Rome. utilizing Sacred Scripture and culture, Dr. grey highlights those vital classes from Peter's lifestyles, including:

  • How to develop into a trusting disciple and "cast into the deep"
  • The pitfalls of residing discipleship at a distance and the eventual denial that might come
  • How to get over sin and settle for God's mercy
  • How to develop into a daring witness to others of the affection of Jesus

Come to higher comprehend, love, and stick with Jesus throughout the Rock on whom he equipped his Church.

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