That s Why I m Here

Author: Chris Spielman
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310336163
Format: PDF
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Chris Spielman was a high school and Ohio State football legend and a four-time Pro Bowl linebacker, but he didn't tackle his toughest opponent until his playing career was almost over. In 1998 his wife Stefanie was diagnosed with breast cancer, and so began an 11-year journey that brought joy and suffering to the Spielmans, as well as hope and inspiration to thousands of others. In That's Why I'm Here, Spielman traces his storied career, recalls his courtship of Stefanie Belcher, cherishes the growth of their four children and invokes the deep spiritual faith that gave their family wisdom and comfort in times of struggle. Though there are plenty of on-the-field tales in the book, it's not just for football fans. It's for people whose lives have been touched by cancer, for people whose own faith has wavered, for people who want to meet a woman of tremendous beauty, grace and strength. Though Stefanie passed away on Nov. 19, 2009, her memory and inspiration live on. With laughter and tears, joy and heartbreak, this book lets you know her spirit is still here.

The Heaven Promise

Author: Scot McKnight
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 1601426305
Format: PDF
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Heaven isn’t just a dream; it’s a promise! For far too long, we’ve talked about heaven as if it were a dream or someplace that only exists in fairy tales. We want to believe it’s real, but with such an expanse of contradictory information, it’s difficult to know what to believe. To add even more confusion, we are left to sift through the tales of individuals who say they have crossed over and returned. With so many competing narratives and accounts based on what many think are beyond-death experiences, wouldn’t it be nice to have a straightforward examination of what the Bible says about heaven? Best-selling author and New Testament scholar Scot McKnight thought so too. He has penned more than fifty books, including The Jesus Creed, and has had a fascination with heaven since he was a child. As a professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, McKnight is no stranger to academic engagement and scholarly discourse. However, as an ordained deacon, McKnight is well accustomed to the concerns of the everyday thinker. The Heaven Promise represents the perfect blend of thoughtful research coupled with an easily digestible presentation. “My hope,” McKnight shares, “is that people will be hopeful about heaven.” The Heaven Promise offers an infusion of hope alongside a healthy anticipation of eternity. After all, heaven isn’t just a dream; it’s a promise. Heaven. Eternity. The Afterlife. When you mention any of these concepts, people of all ages and from all walks of life are certain to have opinions. How can we know for sure what heaven will be like? According to New Testament scholar and popular author Scot McKnight, all we need to do is to turn to Scripture to answer our questions. McKnight helps you examine God’s Word in order to discover what awaits you on the other side of the grave. Using the Bible, McKnight answers the most-frequently-asked questions regarding heaven, including: 1. What about Near-Death Experiences? 2. What about Rewards in Heaven? 3. Who Will Be in Heaven? 4. Is God Fair? 5. Will There Be Families in Heaven? 6. What About Children Who Die? 7. What About Cremation? 8. What About Purgatory? 9. Will There Be Pets in Heaven? 10. Why Believe in Heaven? Heaven isn’t the construction of a fairy tale or some mythical narrative. It’s very real; it’s very good; and it’s very much the fulfillment of God’s promise to you.