Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.
Then, Dr. Alexander's own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion--and in essence makes us human--shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander's eyes popped open. He had come back.
Alexander's recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewher ... more
Meg Crane has never had a longing for adventure. She's never even traveled more than two hundred miles from home. But when she receives an invitation from the New Hope Retreat Center to travel deeper into the heart of God, Meg finds herself saying yes.
Against her better judgment.
What will she discover if she begins to walk the winding path through the broken pieces of her past?
Meg isn't the only one who feels apprehensive about the journey. Though the other people gathered at New Hope appear to have life well put together, each of them has a story to tell.
Join Meg, Hannah, Mara, and Charissa as they become unlikely companions on the road to healing, transformation, and se ... more
Writing Exceptional Missionary Newsletters shows anyone who writes personal ministry newsletters how to captivate readers. This revised edition offers more ideas for better online communication like e-mail and Facebook. It shows how to increase your letter's impact and provides tips for how often to send your newsletters, e-newsletters, and posts. It is for seasoned and new missionaries, church leaders, mission organizations, mission boards, and any person encouraging missionaries to communicate well. - The key secret to an exceptional newsletter - What not to do with a photo - Fresh topic ideas for newsletters - Tips for effective online communication--e-mail, Facebook, websites and more - What most missionaries miss in ... more
Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.
The Moleskine Cahiers are journals with a flexible heavy-duty cardboard cover in buff with visible stitching on the spine. The last 16 sheets are detachable and there is a pocket for loose notes. Each set of 3 pieces includes the Moleskine history. With acid free paper ruled pages.@lt;br@gt; Set of 3.
Reviewers continue to rave about "And the Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets To Purity." But the greatest proof of it's effect is in the lives of tens of thousands of young women who've embraced the book's proven "How-to-wait" skills. Each chapter of "And the Bride Wore White" begins with a narrative of Dannah Gresh's young love life, taken from her own teenage journals. She transparently shares her struggles and successes, her moments of pain followed by healing and the moments of triumph. This story-line grips the young reader while they learn statistically proven risk-reduction factors. The end result is usable "how-to-say-no" skills that can reduce the risk of a young woman's heart being broken by sexual sin. In this ... more
In the wake of the stunning research findings displayed in his 2007 bestselling book, "unChristian"--which revealed the growing disenchantment younger generations have with Christians--Gabe Lyons carefully articulates what he has learned from years of interviews, research and focus groups about the next iteration of the movement. Now Lyons looks to the future, carefully observing the end of Christian America's dominance, and offers a compelling vision for how followers of Jesus can recover their core identity while faithfully navigating our current cultural milieu. Citing current-day models of renewal alongside practical examples of how the faith is adapting in a pluralist, post-modern world, Lyons debunks the popular vi ... more
The first in an epic two-book saga by beloved author Francine Rivers, this New York Times best-selling story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters over several generations.
Near the turn of the twentieth century, fiery Marta Schneider leaves Switzerland for a better life, determined to fulfill her mother’s hope. Her formative journey takes her through Europe and eventually to Canada, where she meets handsome Niclas Waltert. But nothing has prepared her for the sacrifices she must make for marriage and motherhood as she travels to the Canadian wilderness and then to the dusty Central Valley of California to raise her family. < ... more