Our Way Home: A Journey Through the Lord's Prayer by Daniel Paavola
When we pray, we’re often hesitant. Hesitant to believe that our small voices will be heard by the sovereign God reigning in heaven. Hesitant to think we even have the right words to say. But Jesus gave His disciples—and us—the Lord’s Prayer as a guide in our prayer life. This prayer contains words of confession, thanks, recognition, need, and praise; it’s the perfect prayer model from our perfect role model.
Our Way Home invites you on an incredibly vivid journey through the Lord’s Prayer to dispel your hesitancy and to discover the power, the beauty, and the depth of the world’s most famous prayer. Paavola surrounds each petition of the Lord’s Prayer with captivating imagery and storytelling that will animate your praying, making it a prayer you not only say with confidence but live out every day—in any situation and in every circumstance.
So whether you’ve prayed the Lord’s Prayer a thousand times or you’re not quite familiar with every word, you will be encouraged to pray the words Jesus has given you with renewed boldness. You will come to the door of your Father’s house and knock with confidence because you have the words to say. All you have to do is pray “Our Father. . .”
Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity by Alvin Schmidt
Lutheran theology survived the last five hundred years. But will it survive the next?
Since the time Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Lutheran theology has survived centuries of political, religious, and societal pressures that challenged its foundational teachings.
But the question remains: Do Lutherans today understand their theological heritage well enough to maintain and defend their unique beliefs when outside pressures dismiss them as irrelevant to modern-day Christianity?
Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity sets forth more than twenty important practices, doctrines, and beliefs that distinguish Lutheranism from all other denominations. Topics include:
- Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, and Solus Christus
- The Dichotomy of Law and Gospel
- Christ’s Presence in the Lord’s Supper
- Luther’s Unique Insight on the Theology of the Cross
Engaging and insightful for both layperson and pastor, Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity will deepen your understanding of Lutheran theology and its rich historical traditions so you can confidently answer the question, “What do Lutherans believe?”
Grace Alone by Ruth Meyer
Grace Williams isn’t looking for complications because, really, isn’t life complicated enough? She’s a single mom with four children. She has unresolved issues with her ex-husband. Her sister nags at her about going to church. Her kids are not perfect. And neither is Grace—she has hang-ups about organized religion, she is overwhelmed by suppressed guilt and grief, she is judgmental, and she can’t control her hair.
When a man shows up on her doorstep, Grace’s life is turned upside down. David is terrific with her kids, she loves his family, and her sister thinks he’s perfect. But he’s a little too pushy. And he wants her to change.
For anyone who’s ever made a mistake, Grace Alone is a story about forgiveness, hope, and grace in the midst of a messy life. Because God specializes in new beginnings.
From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis by Joel Heck
This is the story of how one of the world’s most famous atheists became one of its most famous Christians.
From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis
is the spiritual homecoming story of Clive Staples Lewis, a careful and thoughtful scholar who spent fifteen years journeying the long road from atheism to theism and, eventually, to Christianity. Drawing from Lewis’s own writings, as well as those he sought out during his quest for spiritual understanding, From Atheism to Christianity highlights the longing, reluctance, searching, and surrender that defined these years of Lewis’s life and provides answers to the questions that surround this profound character:
- What attracted Lewis to atheism and eventually Christianity?
- How did he leave atheism behind?
- Why did his journey take fifteen years?
- Who influenced his thought during those years?
- What authors did he read, and whom did he interact with and confide in?
Explore the most tumultuous and defining years of C. S. Lewis’s life, gathering clues that reveal the meaning of life for contemporary atheists and theists—all from the perspective of one who knew both atheism and Christianity from the inside.
“Remember, I had always wanted, above all things, not to be ‘interfered with.’ I had wanted (mad wish) ‘to call my soul my own.’” —C. S. Lewis
My Little Blessings & Prayers Collection by Sally Ann Wright
Here is a thoughtful way to welcome babies and toddlers into the family of God. This special three-book set introduces young children to God’s Word, the concept of regular prayer, and the gifts of Baptism, and it equips parents to teach the faith at home. The special slip case and charming illustrations make this a sweet gift for any newborn.
- Memory book
- Prayer book
- Bible story book
Help students keep homework assignments, memory work, spelling words, and parent/teacher notes organized with this colorful, 128-page student planner.
Planner features include:
- A Word of the week with an "In My Life" Christian life-application
- Bible bits with fun facts or questions each week
- Inspirational weekly scripture verses (English Standard Version)
- School year calendar grids to note holidays, long term assignments and goals
- Weekly planning spreads with large areas to write assignments, spelling words, and notes
- Over 15 reference pages that contain prayers, books of the Bible, a Bible timelines, the miracles of Jesus, grammar tips, math tips, a listing of U.S. presidents, maps and more
This durable planner has a sturdy but flexible plastic spiral binding, measures 8.5" x 11" and has a heavy duty laminate cover. Planner is three-hole punched for easy inclusion in binders.