The author reveals how grace is the heart of the gospel—a liberating, life-giving and comforting melody throughout the Bible. Grace is our certainty of eternal life and God’s... More > all-encompassing acceptance. Without grace, our religious beliefs are bad news, thus this book’s advice, Grace: never leave home without it! Learn how God’s grace is absolute and all inclusive; something we never deserve or earn! Grace offers the most refreshing peace we will ever know. Grace is the solution to every problem and menacing crisis threatening our planet. Rightly understood, grace points exclusively and continuously to Jesus. Then why is God’s gift of grace so controversial or even difficult for Christians to accept? Could it be because grace is totally unbelievable, unexpected and undeserved? Is this why legalism, the enemy of grace, is so common and hard to recognize in ourselves? Grappling with these questions, the author reveals how, from Eden to our day, cradled at the very heart of the great controversy is grace.< Less
Laughter and Other Gifts of God shows how essential it is to understand the source and significance of laughter, humor, and joy. The author offers compelling reasons why these dynamic qualities need... More > to be motivated and governed by God's love and grace. Discover how laughter is a valuable reflection of God Himself! It is a potent force that stirs you to see another side of things. It may also nudge you toward a new understanding of God and why the most wasted day is the one in which you haven't laughed. The book uses Scripture, scientific research, and humorous stories to answer significant questions: Why do we laugh; What does our laughter say about us? The book demonstrates laughter is not an innocent, neutral, or impartial activity but one with an agenda. Learn how your laughter and sense of humor usually reflect your innermost thoughts and feelings. Find out how a healthy lifestyle includes laughter—that by walking with Jesus, you can experience joy at every stage of your life.< Less
Truthfulness. Morality. Ethics.
Christians face fundamental questions regarding deep issues and everyday problems: Are there situations in life where obedience to God’s law is not the most... More > practical solution? Is lying always wrong?
Situation ethics attempts to answer questions like these by affirming that doing the loving thing is a higher priority than obedience to God’s law. The author endeavors to show how disregard for divine law, though seemingly attractive, reasonable, and practical, is untenable.
The book reveals how a situationalist follows a misguided ego rather than an objective standard. Whether we manipulate others to suit our own purposes, lie to avoid embarrassment, or commit a minor indiscretion, it’s just a quick fix, something that only lasts for a season. Discover how the eye of faith adheres to God's directives, unblinded by sin's attractive glow; it contemplates a lifetime, it considers eternity.< Less
Do you have questions about competition? Is anything wrong in having a competitive mind? Why is competition, like competitive sports, so controversial? Is competition only about success or failure?... More > What’s the difference between being competitive and engaging in competition? If you’d like to explore answers, this book is for you. Competition is something we take for granted like the ground we walk on, the air we breathe and the food we eat. While ground, air and food are essential, can the same be said of competition? Can we trust that competition’s advocates know its pros and cons? Since competition touches everything, isn’t it an acceptable part of life? Maybe it’s time to challenge these assumptions. Would you be surprised to learn that competition is a common Bible topic? Incidents of competition are generously scattered throughout the Bible. If you desire a sound, authentic perspective on competition, one that zeroes in on its origin, nature, and effects, this book is your guide!< Less