There are times when each of us struggle with the words to express our deepest prayers. With his signature style, Swindoll combines a prayer specific to each daily devotional and gently pastors readers through the issues life brings their way. This remarkably accessible study explores such themes as injustice, grace, gratitude, grief, guilt and much more.
Born Blessed includes 280 days of decrees and declarations for parents to pray over their child. Every declaration is based on scripture. Read it. Declare it. Meditate on it. Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. — Job 22:28 KJV Everyone is created in the image and likeness of God. Parents want to give their children the best of everything. They will give them the best education but often forget that God’s Blessing IS the best of everything. This book is for expecting mothers and everyone who desires to bless their children or bless themselves. It is especially for women who want, from day one of their pregnancy, to bless their children and declare God’s Word over them. This book is also for • expecting mothers who cannot wait until their baby is born. • expecting mothers who want to be pregnant, but they do not know what will happen next. • expecting mothers who live in fear about their unborn baby. • expecting mothers who do not want to be pregnant. • women who planned their pregnancy. • women who did not plan their pregnancy. • fathers. • grandparents. • everyone who was never blessed by their parents but wants to receive this blessing on themselves. No matter the circumstances, God gives mothers and fathers authority over their children. They even have authority before a child is born. They can change their children’s lives by beginning each day with one declaration. Do not wait for tomorrow. Start declaring blessings on your child today. Remember Neither in my youth, nor now in old age have I seen the righteous one abandoned or his offspring begging for bread. — Psalm 37:25 NAB
Every child is born to be a blessing. Many parents experience overwhelming love when their children are born, and strive to raise their children to experience a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. This guide for parents enables them study, learn, and grow together to find answers to shared questions and concerns as they raise their children. Parents will deal with many areas of children's lives such as self-control, truth-telling, sibling rivalry, generosity, and making faithful decisions. Perfect for small groups, each session includes Scripture, plus stories, and questions for meditation and discussion. Parents learn new tools to respond to their children in positive, Christ-like ways, and gives them the courage to face one of the most blessed jobs of all -- raising Christian children.
The Oxford Handbook of Mary offers an interdisciplinary guide to Marian Studies, including chapters on textual, literary, and media analysis; theology; Church history; art history; studies on devotion in a variety of forms; cultural history; folk tradition; gender analysis; apparitions and apocalypticism. Featuring contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars, the Handbook looks at both Eastern and Western perspectives and attempts to correct imbalance in previous books on Mary towards the West. The volume also considers Mary in Islam and pilgrimages shared by Christian, Muslim, and Jewish adherents. While Mary can be a source of theological disagreement, this authoritative collection shows Mary's rich potential for inter-faith and inter-denominational dialogue and shared experience. It covers a diverse number of topics that show how Mary and Mariology are articulated within ecclesiastical contexts but also on their margins in popular devotion. Newly-commissioned essays describe some of the central ideas of Christian Marian thought, while also challenging popularly-held notions. This invaluable reference for students and scholars illustrates the current state of play in Marian Studies as it is done across the world.
A tale that follows a young boy who lived a blissful life. He ponders daily a simple question, "Would God bless humanity, just to watch it suffer"? After he too is given the gift, Negusa's forced to find an answer and uncover the truth behind "The Great Light"! Red Rapture is an action/adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy comic, inspired by shonen manga such as Naruto, Attack on Titan, Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, Hunter X Hunter, and also a sprinkle of inspiration from the Avatar: The Last Airbender! It takes place in a world where a strange phenomenon granted a set number of humans the powers over the creation and manipulation of the elements! This event changed the course of humanity forever, bringing about a lot of philosophical questions, which Negusa has to face head-on, as his own outlook on life and beliefs are challenged.