We pray, “Thy will be done.” We encourage others by saying, “If it is God’s will, it will work out.” But do we really understand God’s purpose for our lives? Do we know how to live in the center of His will? You can walk daily in power and confidence, with a clear path leading to the blessings God desires for you. The key to experiencing depth of peace and certainty lies in God’s will. Discover how you can live knowing your life, actions, and prayers are making a difference, and ultimately find a place of strength with rest and joy with fruitfulness: the very center of God’s will.
In the middle of a blessed life and marriage, author Susan N. Harris and her husband, Brent, are suddenly faced with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis in June of 2019. Thy Will Be Done tells the story of the highs and lows and the faith and failures as this Christian couple journeys through a reality they didn’t anticipate. The journal entries begin in September 2019 as a way to keep their families and friends informed about medical updates and prayer requests. Interwoven within the journal entries are Susan’s thoughts and emotions while walking this path with her husband as he battles mucosal melanoma, a rare and aggressive cancer. This memoir chronicles their true story, one in which Susan and Brent must choose to live in the Father’s will, whether or not it lines up with their own. Thy Will Be Done shares their struggles, triumphs, and surrender. It encourages those in crisis and points them toward hope.
When Jonathan and a group of friends unearth a book, none of them realise to what extent its prophecies put the world in danger. When Jonathan is brutally murdered, what was the secret he was protecting? Who is the tall, mysterious, and beautiful stranger who holds the key to Jonathan's granddaughter's destiny? Will Gemini, Jonathan's granddaughter, survive as events start to turn sinister? Beth has always been at Gem's side, a true and constant friend, but as Gem searches deeper into the mysterious death of her grandfather, will Beth have the strength and courage to stay true to her friend? Or will fate intervene and force her down a path that is both tortuous and life threatening? Gemini must unlock the secrets of the past to find the key to the future. There will be no going back when her destiny forces her to accept who she really is. Can she meet the challenge and survive?
Born in 1867 just west of Hayesville, North Carolina, George W. Truett grew up to be one of the outstanding Baptist preachers of the twentieth century. He moved to Whitewright, Texas, in 1889 and planned to practice law. His Baptist church in Whitewright, however, ordained him to the ministry in 1890, ignoring his vigorous protest against such action. (18971944) as the church's pastor. Best known for his advocacy of religious liberty, Truett also helped found Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Less known about Truett was his understanding of stewardship. Money meant nothing to him, and in twenty-three of his forty-seven years in Dallas, he led his church to spend more money on missions and benevolences than on its own ministries.
Ever since childhood, Luke’s nights have been plagued by nightmares centered around a beautiful woman and a malevolent monster. Despite the sleeplessness and debilitating dreams, Luke’s life has been fairly normal—that is, until he learns that this beautiful woman is real. Even more bizarre? This woman has been dreaming about him as well. Suddenly Luke finds his world spiraling into an unknown realm when he discovers the profound link he has with this woman. Powerful forces have placed them in the center of a timeless battle between good and evil, and Luke finds himself facing enemies and friends who conspire to keep him from the truth—a truth that may end up costing him the woman he loves…and maybe even his life. If the woman of his dreams has turned out to be real, could the monster be real too? Thy Will Be Done is a refreshingly modern take on the age-old conflict between light and dark. With its memorable characters and whirlwind of a plot, this book promises to be an unforgettable experience.
This short, accessible, but theologically substantive volume unfolds the significance of the Ten Commandments for the Christian life. Gilbert Meilaender, one of today's leading Christian ethicists, places the commandments in the larger context of the biblical history of redemption and invites readers to wrestle with how human loves should relate to the first commandment: to love God above all else. As he approaches the Decalogue from this perspective, Meilaender helps Christians learn what it means to say, "Thy will be done."
At a time of change, uncertainty and widespread anxiety, we need to discover again the freshness of our most familiar spiritual resources. Stephen Cherry's Lent Book does exactly this by inviting the reader to immerse themselves in the most central, important and iconic of Christian prayers – the Lord's Prayer, the Our Father. Mining the tradition for wisdom and insight, and finding inspiration in the theologians of the past such as St Paul, Gregory of Nyssa, John Calvin, but also more contemporary voices such as Evelyn Underhill, Simone Weil, and Michelle Obama, Thy Will Be Done presents the comforts and challenges of the prayer in 36 short chapters. This most accessible Lent Book, rich in anecdote as well as analysis, is daily bread for the spiritually hungry.
Thy Will Be Done: Three Principles for Godly Living by Nicholas Fuerst In this book, the author explains three principles that he discovered as a parent in trying to convey to his three sons Godly ways of living and the Christian faith. He was seeking clear and specific mechanisms to father and to shepherd them. Eventually, he was able to clarify and to articulate three critical principles: Hold on to Your Faith; “Be Not Afraid”; and Serve Well! Based on that experience, Dr. Fuerst now strives to continue living by these principles, and to share them with others. He hopes that by offering these concepts to his readers, their lives will become more inspired, more Godly, and eventually eternal.
How to do God's will joyfully. . . regardless of your circumstances. St. Francis's practical, sensitive answers to the everyday tribulations all Christians face. You'll find holy wisdom on family problems, work, virtue, temptation, mourning, prayer, charity, guilt, and dozens of other real-life issues.
This is a continuation of a story about a family of French-Canadians living in Northampton, Massachusetts. If you have not already met these characters in “Forgive me, Father,” meet them here. The time now is 1941. Newsreels shown before every movie pictured Hitler making speeches, storm troopers marching through villages and bombs raining down on England. Newspapers were full of front page stories of Japanese soldiers wreaking havoc as they swept through the Asian continent. Men discussed the probability of going to war and women wept at the thought. Pete Billieux and Ray Carpenter declare it is their duty to enlist as the family clusters around the radio listening to the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Despite the pleas of the women the men go to war. This is the story of the women left behind to learn how to drive a car, handle money, grow a “victory” garden and work in a bomb-making factory. It is also about the lives of two men, following different paths, who endure boredom, frustration, venality, fear and pain. In letters back and forth between stations in England, France, North Africa, Sicily and Northampton, each of them remember the importance of family and the endurance of love. This book covers the time period between 1941 and 1945. The country was swept with patriotic fervor. Every man in the service felt that the cause was just, that the evil of Hitler and his Nazi Party and the warmongering of the Japanese Military leaders must be stopped. Factories ran night and day to produce the necessary equipment to win the war. There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that the war would be won, even knowing that the cost in lives of brave young men would be high. This is a tale of ordinary heroes, gallant men and women. They are complex individuals, full of contradictions, passionate in their commitments, courageous, infuriating and exasperating, all at the same time. You will recognize them from your own family histories and remember them long after you turn the last page.
A “blistering exposé” of the USA’s secret history of financial, political, and cultural exploitation of Latin America in the 20th century, with a new introduction (Publishers Weekly). What happened when a wealthy industrialist and a visionary evangelist unleashed forces that joined to subjugate an entire continent? Historians Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett tell the story of the forty-year campaign led by Standard Oil scion Nelson Rockefeller and Wycliffe Bible Translators founder William Cameron Townsend to establish a US imperial beachhead in Central and South America. Beginning in the 1940s, future Vice President Rockefeller worked with the CIA and allies in the banking industry to prop up repressive governments, devastate the Amazon rain forest, and destabilize local economies—all in the name of anti-Communism. Meanwhile, Townsend and his army of missionaries sought to undermine the belief systems of the region’s indigenous peoples and convert them to Christianity. Their combined efforts would have tragic and long-lasting repercussions, argue the authors of this “well-documented” (Los Angeles Times) book—the product of eighteen years of research—which legendary progressive historian Howard Zinn called “an extraordinary piece of investigative history. Its message is powerful, its data overwhelming and impressive.”