America at the Crossroads

Author: George Barna
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493404865
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Today's Most Troubling Trends about Faith and Culture in America We live in a tumultuous time. Upheavals and reversals in culture, popular opinion, morality, race relations, socioeconomic status, and so much more have entire generations feeling off balance or out of touch. How do we keep pace with the breathtaking rate of change in our society when we can hardly find time to keep up with our racing newsfeeds? And in the face of such enormous cultural forces, is there anything we can do to help shape our culture? With America at the Crossroads, bestselling author and cultural analyst George Barna turns his researcher's eye on the most significant trends of our moment in history, compiling and distilling the most salient information for busy readers who want to shape culture rather than allow it to shape them. Anyone who has felt overwhelmed by our swiftly changing times will appreciate Barna's extensive research and his "bottom line" approach.

End Times Super Trends

Author: Ron Rhodes
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736970258
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Making Sense of Crucial Last-Days Signs Pressure is rising. The global atmosphere is morphing as never before. It's time to pay attention to the warnings around us that point to inevitable catastrophes to come. Bible prophecy expert Ron Rhodes surveys 15 current trends that affect us on a worldwide, national, and personal scale—suggesting some inescapable consequences to our safety, rights, and way of life. You will see how the stage is being set for the end times with such drastic developments as... the escalation of cyberwarfare the deterioration of religious freedom the dissolution of the family unit With eye-opening research and a helpful examination of Scripture, Rhodes clearly shows where trends are leading while advocating a response based on hope, truth, and preparation rather than fear.

God vs Money

Author: J. Clif Christopher
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1501868128
Format: PDF, Docs
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God and Money both make a lot of promises. God keeps all of God's promises, while Money keeps none. However, Money has better advertising, and we keep falling for it. Here's how to turn that trend around in your life and in the lives of those you lead. Chapters include: 1. The Realities of the Situation 2. The Preacher Must Be the Leader 3. A Theology of Giving – Why We Do It 4. Preach It 5. Competing Is Not a Dirty Word 6. Start Now and Don’t Quit 7. You Have to Have a Budget 8. Basic Fundraising Principles 9. Making the Ask 10. Big Money - Capital Campaigns 11. Succeeding in a Capital Campaign 12. Easy Money – Planned Giving 13. Building, Banking and Bonds

A Taste of Jesus

Author: Jamin Bradley
Publisher:
ISBN: 1532349033
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"A Taste of Jesus" is an in-depth look at the characteristics that are meant to make up the Christian's life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Bradley explains just how radical and counter-cultural these fruits are when they are grown in fullness. These are the characteristics of the upside-down, backwards Kingdom of Heaven and when we live like we're residents there, we begin to give people a real taste of Jesus, who is living inside of us via the Holy Spirit. This is by no means meant to be an easy book to absorb, for the fruit of the Spirit constantly butts heads with our flesh—but if you feel uncomfortable, maybe that's okay. Embrace it and see what God does. Jamin Bradley is ordained in the Free Methodist Church and is the lead pastor of 1208GREENWOOD in downtown Jackson, MI. He and his wife Jodi have two energetic kids named Beckett and Jericho who love to keep them on their toes. Outside of pastoring and writing, Jamin loves video games, board games, grilling, entertaining guests, and writing, recording and playing music. "If you’re looking for the typical, easy to read, feel-good Christian book—this is not the one. A Taste of Jesus discusses the Fruits of the Spirit through a comprehensive, theological, relevant, thorough, and experiential understanding. Bradley reminds us and challenges us to know and believe that God’s love is unconditional, Jesus’ example is an attainable lifestyle, the Holy Spirit is moving and operating in His entirety, Scripture is relevant and authoritative, and the world–although influential–should never be the final word. I’ve known Pastor Jamin for a while, and what I’ve read in this book is what I have personally witnessed in his day-to-day discipline and ministry. As you pick up this book, have your Bible close by and a friend with whom to read and discuss." -Pastor Steven Hlatky

Leaders Without Titles

Author: Stephen Sampson
Publisher: Human Resource Development
ISBN: 1599962500
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What does it mean to lead? Are there natural born leaders? Can leadership be taught? Throw out everything you thought you knew. Leaders Without Titles challenges the way we determine who our leaders should be and uncovers the factors that really influence the ability to lead.

Futurecast

Author: George Barna
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414360799
Format: PDF
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The world and culture are changing at a pace beyond anything ever seen in history. But where will all these changes lead? We need accurate information that will give us a real sense of what’s happening now—and what’s about to happen—in key areas of our lives, including family life, technology, media and entertainment, attitudes and values, and religious beliefs and behavior. In Futurecast, bestselling author and renowned researcher George Barna presents a timely look at the world we’re creating every day. He offers solid data to show the path society is on, a guide to what’s coming next, and unparalleled insights into how we can prepare for the changes that lie ahead.

Reverberating Word

Author: Michael Denham
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532637322
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Like sounds of beautiful music, worship can renew us for God’s glory and our good by the invigorating power of God’s reverberating Word. It is God’s story that redeems all our stories. We want to tell it again and again as best we can, clearly conveying its message, meaning, richness, claim, and call. Through its every facet and component, worship that is biblically expositional can heighten how we proclaim God’s story, faithfully and creatively pointing to the One who alone offers us true identity, security, and destiny. “If you seek me you will find me, if you search with all your heart,” declares the Lord. With the ancient prophets and apostles we must repeat and repeat and repeat the most wonderful truth that God wants to be found. In Christian worship such tremendous and tender encounter is available to us as nowhere else.

Growing True Disciples

Author: George Barna
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307831221
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Christ’s command to the church is clear: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations...” It is in building disciples--helping others to embrace Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, mature in him, and then lead others to do the same--that the Kingdom grows. And when the Kingdom grows, churches do, too. In Growing True Disciples, respected author and researcher George Barna helps pastors and leaders assess how their churches are doing in fulfilling their role as disciplemakers. And he reveals models and examples that will equip churches to dramatically increase their effectiveness. As a result, your church can begin to see more involved members who want to live out their faith in submission to God, and joyfully share their resources to fulfill Christ’s commission.

Maximum Faith

Author: Strategenius Publishing
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983172901
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How does God transform peoples' lives? Based on a long-term research project, researcher and author George Barna describes ten-stop journey that produces robust life transformation and the reasons why most people struggle to pass the halfway mark. Combining his trademark research and analysis with a narrative of one person s journey as well as practical steps for individuals and churches to pursue, Maximum Faith will challenge you to become the person God has always intended you to be while showing you how to get there. (Amazon).

The Day Christians Changed America

Author: George Barna
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692905302
Format: PDF, Mobi
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George Barna, a pollster for for four decades with experience at all levels of political battle, conducted more than 50,000 interviews during the course of the campaign season. An award-winning and bestselling author of more than 50 books, he provides a bird's-eye view of how the electorate - and especially our communities of faith - engaged with the candidates in the most contentious election in modern history.