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The Strength You Need! - Robert J. Morgan

After reviewing the 232 occurrences of the word STRENGTH in Scripture, Pastor Robert Morgan chose to concentrate on twelve clear passages that seem to have the ability to drop anchor in God's Sea of Strength. The result was one of total transformation, both for him and for his disabled wife. using his trademark style of combining page-turning stories with scriptural truth, Morgan explores the important areas of God's provision for the journey. This book will encourage you and give you confidence to look to the LORD for His daily, moment-by-moment provision of strength. God is no fair weather friend and the Word of God shows us the way to rise above what ever storms we find ourselves in. Once you read this book you are going to want to get copies for your family and friends...Guaranteed!

What Every Christian Needs To Know About The Qur'an

Listening to the nightly news or relying on the "objective" coverage of the media will not give us a clear picture of who Muslims are and what Muslims believe. We need to read for ourselves what the Qur'an says, what it teaches and how Muslims seek to apply what they read. This book is a beginning in this quest for better understanding. As the world becomes smaller and smaller, Christians are going to have to be able to reach out cross-culturally to their Muslim neighbors, coworkers, and friends. As Christian better understands the claims of Islam they will better know their own faith and how to share the message of the Gospel in a way Muslims can relate. James White understands this and so he wrote this book to help Christians to understand the differences between Christianity and Islam. We should welcome a book like this as we seek to embrace the challenges of reaching the world for Jesus Christ.

Recreational Reading:

Grace.
We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means.
But bestselling author Max Lucado says we’ve settled for a wimpy grace, a goldfish grace that sits in a bowl on the shelf and never causes trouble or demands a response.
Lucado's bestselling book reminds readers that there’s more to grace than we’ve ever imagined. In this cornerstone message of Lucado's ministry, he challenges readers to not only receive grace but also to be changed by grace. Shaped by grace. Strengthened by grace. Emboldened by grace. Softened by grace. Snatched by the nape of their neck and shaken to their senses by grace. "For by grace are you have been saved,  through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." (Eph 2:8-9)