A Little Book on the Christian Life

A Little Book on the Christian Life Author Jean Calvin
ISBN-10 1567697445
Year 2017-03-02
Language en
Publisher Reformation Trust Publishing Reformation Trust Publishing a Division of Ligonier Ministries

For centuries, disciples young and old have turned to this book for guidance in the Christian life. Today, it remains unique in its clear exposition of Gods calling for Christians to pursue holiness, endure suffering, and fulfill their callings. This is a book for every Christian to pick up, read, and apply.

A Little Book for New Theologians

A Little Book for New Theologians Author Kelly M. Kapic
ISBN-10 9780830866700
Year 2012-08-05
Pages 126
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press

Whenever we read, think, hear or say anything about God, we are doing theology. Yet theology isn't just a matter of what we think. It affects who we are. In the tradition of Helmut Thielicke's A Little Exercise for Young Theologians, Kelly Kapic offers a concise introduction to the study of theology for newcomers to the field. He highlights the value and importance of theological study and explains its unique nature as a serious discipline. Not only concerned with content and method, Kapic explores the skills, attitudes and spiritual practices needed by those who take up the discipline. This brief, clear and lively primer draws out the relevance of theology for Christian life, worship, mission, witness and more. "Theology is about life," writes Kapic. "It is not a conversation our souls can afford to avoid."

Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life

Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life Author John Calvin
ISBN-10 9780801065286
Year 2004-12-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Baker Books

This training guide and ministry reference teaches how to disciple leaders, develop personal and spiritual life programs, and deal with prevalent singles issues.

Being Disciples

Being Disciples Author Rowan Williams
ISBN-10 9780281076635
Year 2016-07-21
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher SPCK

This fresh and inspiring look at the meaning of discipleship covers the essentials of the christian life, including: faith, hope and love; forgiveness; holiness; social action; life in the Spirit. Written for the general reader by one of our greatest living theologians, this book will help you to see more clearly, love more dearly and follow more nearly the way of Jesus Christ.

The Bookends of the Christian Life

The Bookends of the Christian Life Author Jerry Bridges
ISBN-10 9781433522574
Year 2009-03-09
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Crossway

The authors use an extended metaphor to serve up a little book with a big message about two essentials of the Christian life. What do bookends have to do with the Christian life? They are a metaphor that Jerry Bridges has developed over the years, and which he and coauthor Bob Bevington flesh out in this small volume. The two "bookends" explain not only how we as sinners can be made acceptable to a holy God but also we can find the power to change. They are thus essential for the Christian life. In a unique book that should garner the attention of a wide range of readers, the authors use their extended metaphor to help readers answer questions like: How can I overcome persistent guilt? How can I deal with the pressure to measure up? Where can I find the motivation it takes to grow? How can I live the Christian life with both my head and my heart? How can I be sure God loves me? How can I change in an authentic and lasting way? So what are the bookends of the Christian life? Christ's righteousness as it is transferred to dependent believers, and the Holy Spirit's power as it enables their transformation. In continuing their goal to re-center the church at large onto the historic gospel of Jesus Christ, Bridges and Bevington have served up this little book with a big message so that believers and seekers alike can understand these two keys to a genuine Christian life.

Out of Solitude

Out of Solitude Author Henri J. M. Nouwen
ISBN-10 9781594713194
Year 2004-04-16
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Ave Maria Press

Henri Nouwen invites us to reflect on the tension between our desire for solitude and the demands of contemporary life. He reminds us that it was in solitude that Jesus found the courage to follow God’s will. And he shows us that fruitful love and service must spring from a living relationship with God. Beautifully written, elegantly simple, Out of Solitude is as fresh today as it was thirty years ago. "We want to overcome problems and adversities and want to change at all costs. An alternative is to care for ourselves, each other, and our world."—Thomas Moore, from the Foreword

Disciplines of the Christian Life

Disciplines of the Christian Life Author Eric Liddell
ISBN-10 9781618430168
Year 2011
Language en
Publisher eChristian

This reprint of the classic work is a practical guide to helping Christians grow spiritually through a daily practice of prayer and Bible study, structured around key topics Liddell believes are basic knowledge for any Christian. At the foundation of the book is a Bible reading plan with a suggested reading for each day of the year.

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Author Donald S. Whitney
ISBN-10 9781612917535
Year 2014-05-23
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Tyndale House

Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity. Now updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions on each of the key disciplines.

A Little Life

A Little Life Author Hanya Yanagihara
ISBN-10 9780385539265
Year 2015-03-10
Pages 736
Language en
Publisher Anchor

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. Truly an amazement—and a great gift for its readers. When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever. In rich and resplendent prose, Yanagihara has fashioned a tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.

Being Christian

Being Christian Author Rowan Williams
ISBN-10 9780802871978
Year 2014-07-23
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call themselves Christians. In accessible, pastoral terms Williams discusses the meaning and practice of baptism, the Bible, the Eucharist, and prayer, inviting readers to really think through the Christian faith and how to live it out. Questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter help readers to dig deeper and apply Williams's insights to their own lives.


Compassion Author Donald P. McNeill
ISBN-10 9780385517522
Year 2006-01
Pages 137
Language en
Publisher Image

In this provocative essay on that least understood virtue, compassion, the authors challenge themselves and us with these questions: Where do we place compassion in our lives? Is it enough to live a life in which we hurt one another as little as possible? Is our guiding ideal a life of maximum pleasure and minimum pain?Compassionanswers no. After years of study and discussion among themselves, with other religious, and with men and women at the very center of national politics, the authors look at compassion with a vigorous new perspective. They place compassion at the heart of a Christian life in a world governed far too long by principles of power and destructive control. Compassion, no longer merely an eraser of human mistakes, is a force of prayer and action -- the expression of God's love for us and our love for God and one another. Compassionis a book that says no to a compassion of guilt and failure and yes to a compassionate love that pervades our spirit and moves us to action. Henri Nouwen, Donald McNeill, and Douglas Morrison have written a moving document on what it means to be a Christian in a difficult time.

Letters Along the Way

Letters Along the Way Author John D. Woodbridge
ISBN-10 0891076735
Year 1993
Pages 283
Language en
Publisher Crossway

Siempre recuerda… Mamá te ama y Papá te ama. Tu hermano te ama, y tu hermana te ama. Tu abuela te ama, y tu abuelo te ama. Tus tías y tus tíos te aman, y tus primos te aman. Y tus amigos te aman. Pero más que todo… ¡Jesús te ama!

The Christian Life

The Christian Life Author John Calvin
ISBN-10 9781606087435
Year 2009-05-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers

A leading expert on John Calvin brings together the reformer's most profound reflections on what it means to live a fully Christian life. The Christian Life includes excerpts from Calvin's impressive theological writings and illuminating sermons, as well as a selection of his stately prayers. Editor John H. Leith focuses on Calvin's spirituality, which arose out of the reformer's conviction that theology's primary importance is to encourage piety, to edify, and to transform human life and society. Calvin's writings have much to tell about the manner and style of Christian living. The writings gathered in The Christian Life draw upon Calvin's own heartfelt commitment to the ideals of life in Christ and to the responsibility to the community he served as pastor, preacher, teacher, and counselor. Here, then, is Calvin's own pattern for the conduct of the fully Christian life, which stresses that it is in Christian people living in Christian community and in society that we see most clearly the reality of faith. The Christian Life shares Calvin's thinking on such essential questions as the nature of sin; the importance of self-denial and cross-bearing to the Christian life; maintaining the proper balance between the present life and the life to come; the role of grace; the concept of Christian freedom; the place of prayer; the centrality of community; ideas of the elect and predestination; and the deepest purposes of God for his people. He relates all issues to the fundamental question of piety and how Christians can best attune themselves to God's unfolding plans in everyday life. This compact volume makes available to readers as never before some of the most accessible and rewarding writings of this foremost figure in the history of Christian thought. The selections in The Christian Life will introduce the reader to an influential form of Christian piety; but above all, they provide a clue to how Christians today may live and cope with the problems of personal and public life in a highly pluralistic and secular culture, in which the traditional guides and support for Christian living seem to have lost vitality and vigor.

Augustine on the Christian Life

Augustine on the Christian Life Author Gerald Bray
ISBN-10 1433544946
Year 2015-10-31
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Crossway Books

Focusing on Augustine's personal transformation and dependence on the the Word of God, author Gerald Bray shows us how this ancient theologian can sharpen and encourage Christians today. Part of the Theologians on the Christian Life series.