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Thriving in Babylon by Larry Osborne PLUS GIVEAWAY

Thriving in Babylon  by Larry Osborne     Religious David C. Cook   Meet a man forced to live in fast changing and godless society. He faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement about a world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. Yet he also lived with great faith and hope---and he changed an entire empire while he was at it. In Thriving in Babylon , Larry Osborne explores the story of the biblical character of Daniel to help us live godly lives in an increasingly godless culture.  How do we respond when our culture grows increasingly godless? In Thriving in Babylon , Larry Osborne explores the stories of Daniel, Jesus, and others in Scripture to help us distinguish between appropriate fear and unnecessary fear. He shows how our relationship with God gives us the foundation for deep security and hope, even in a world that seems to be going downhill. It's enough to make you lose sleep: the economy, health concerns, globa

Fairy Tale Romance Collection by Melanie Dickerson

Fairy Tale Romance Collection The Healer’s Apprentice, The Merchant’s Daughter, The Fairest Beauty, The Captive Maiden, The Princess Spy By Melanie Dickerson Published by Zondervan Book Description Five of bestselling author Melanie Dickerson's popular YA fairytale retelling novels now available as a bind-up. Romance, intrigue, and danger abound in this bind-up of five of Melanie Dickerson's fairy-tale retellings presented in realistic historical settings. Includes The Healer's Apprentice, The Merchant's Daughter, The Fairest Beauty, The Captive Maiden , and The Princess Spy. The Healer's Apprentice : Rose has been appointed as a healer's apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, and when Lord Hamlin, the future duke, is injured, Rose tends to him. As she works to heal his wound, she begins to fall in love, and wonders if he feels the same. But Lord Hamlin is betrothed to a mysterious young woman in hiding. As

Homiletics Matthew 9:1-34

written 12 November 2013 Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture ):   Where?                 His own city        Who? Jesus, disciples, etc. 1 9:1-3 He entered ship, came to own city, they brought man sick of palsy, Jesus seeing faith said: thy sins forgiven, scribes said: blasphemeth. 2 9:4-6 Jesus knowing thoughts said: wherefore think evil in your hearts, easier to say forgiven or arise and walk, that ye know Son of man hath power to forgive: Arise, take bed, go thine house. 3 9:7-8 He arose/departed, multitudes saw/marveled/glorified God. 4 9:9-10 J saw Matthew at custom: follow me; he arose/followed; J at meat in house, publicans/sinners sat w/him & disciples. 5 9:11-13 Pharisees said unto disciples: why eateth Master with publicans/sinners; J heard/said: whole need not physician, but sick; not come to call

Not Your Average Reading Challenge

This is not your average reading challenge.   You don’t have to read 50 books by the end of the year.   You don’t have to read a book by an author with the same initials as yours.   You don’t have to read a thriller or a classic or a book translated from in a foreign language.   I don’t belittle those types of challenges.   In fact, I completed two such lists this year.   But I’d like to issue a challenge of another sort. Below, you will find a list of names.   Each is the moniker of a human being who openly lived for Christ and because of that, changed the world in Christ’s Name.   Read something by or about one or more of these individuals, not to glorify the individual but rather to see the work of God in others’ lives so we may better notice His work in ours.   This list is certainly not exhaustive.   If you’d like to add a name, please leave it as a comment on this post.   I pray this activity blesses you and inspires you to live out loud for Christ! A.W. To