The Psalms ( Poetry on Fire ) ..the Passion Translation
The ancient Psalms find the words that express our deepest and strongest emotions . They will turn your sighing into singing and your trouble into triumph .no matter what you may be going through in your life, the Psalms have a message for you.
The Psalms are meant to you what they did to David , they will bring you from a cave of despair into the glad presence of the King who likes you just the way you are. As you read these 150 poetic masterpieces, your heart will be stirred to worship God in greater ways. The Passion Translation of The Psalms will leave you amazed as the inspired words of scripture unlock your heart to the wonder and glory of God’s Word. It truly is “Poetry on Fire ” .
We cannot recommend this book enough ! It’s a fresh and beautiful interpretation on the Psalms. You and I may know many psalms from memory from certain translations , but to see them in a new light of translation in every day English is MOST refreshing and inspiring. A wonderful, wonderful book .
COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP by Bill Hybels
“Learn how you can be a 360 degree Leader”
This is a must have for Pastors/leaders, full of great insights and teachings.
Bill Hybels is Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois, and is also a bestselling author who has written over 20 books.
In this book, that he considers his most important to date, he shares what he has learned about Christian leadership in the last thirty years as he has pastored Willow Creek. Courageous Leadership offers proven leadership strategies already tested and refined in the trenches. Best of all, it gives you the very essence of one of today’s foremost Christian leaders - his fervent commitment to evangelism and discipleship and his zeal to inspire fellow church leaders even as he seeks to keep growing himself .
Always honest to share true stories and firmly grounded in God’s word, Bill takes the reader on a very thought provoking and inspiring journey .
Chapter headings include amongst others ;-
-A leaders Most Potent Weapon ( The power of vision )
-A Leaders sixth Sense ( The sources of decision making )
-The Leaders Pathway ( A vital walk with God )
-Developing an Enduring Spirit ( Staying the course )
SUN STAND STILL by Steven Furtick
( What happens when you dare to ask God for the Impossible )
If you’re not DARING TO BELIEVE for the impossible, you may be sleeping through some of the BEST PARTS of your Christian life.
This book seeks to activate audacious faith in the reader , and it does! Steven Furtick wants to inspire us to ask God for the impossible .And in the process, to reconnect us to our God-sized purpose and potential.
Chapter headings include;-
Welcome to Audacious Faith
The Sun Stand Still Lexion
Ignite the ordinary
Mistake into Miracle
Permission to pray practically
When the sun Goes Down
The authors passion and hunger is honest, clear, and infectious .It’s a refreshing view on journeying with God and daring not just to dream big , but pray big, and step out in faith “big”. Easy reading and filled with many stories and applicable examples. Such a good book and recommended read. You will really enjoy it and be blessed.
10,000 REASONS By MATT REDMAN
STORIES OF FAITH , HOPE AND THANKFULNESS INSPIRED BY THE WORSHIP ANTHEM
” millions of believers know what it is to sing the song .Now discover what it means to live it out. ” - Sang around the world , 10,000 Reasons has provided Christians with a powerful song to help them celebrate triumphs and endure trials . In addition to revealing details about the songs creation , this book offers stirring stories beyond the song from believers across the globe. Matt also shares from his own story how seasons of both battle and blessing have helped forge him into the worship leader we know today . Find the sound track for your soul and sing the glory of God like never before .
Matt Redman is well known and ,much loved worship leader/song writer. This book is based on one of the most well known worship songs he has written . God has blessed this song incredibly and this book is made up of testimonies, stories , insights and honesty around this well known worship song and how it has touched hundreds of lives. This is the kind of book you need to pick up in any situation . From needing encouragement to just being lost in the goodness of God , this is a wonderful read. Over and over.
Chapter headings include “Preach to yourself, Gloriously dependant and “10,000 Years and then for evermore”.
Strengthen yourself in the Lord ….by Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson is a fifth generation Pastor, and senior pastor of Bethel church, California. A renowned author who has written many books, all of which are hugely beneficial to read,
In ” Strengthen yourself in the Lord ” Bill Johnson shows, through both scripture and personal experience, how to receive encouragement and how to be strong when facing difficulties’ at home, work, or within your family. He shares wonderful personal discoveries studying the life of David, that when facing challenges around you and within you, God can be your greatest encourager and He will provide all the strength you need.
Chapter headings to whet your appetite include ” Disarming Hell through thanksgiving “, “The Personal Breakthrough Moment”, “Controlling your environment ” and “the Desperate Cry “..
The authors love for God, and passion for us to know and walk in that love is so refreshing, encouraging and equipping .This is a read you will not be able to put down.
Hopelessness is a blight in life. It seeps your energy, blinds your vision, steals your joy, robs your peace, shifts your focus, drains your spirit…and that’s just for starters!
“Hope” on the other hand is a beautiful word. Especially Christian hope which is rooted in faith.
This book is an encouragement for these days when you just need that “helping hand” to refocus your thoughts and find refreshment in stories, scriptures and snippets of other people’s stories.
Back of book review….”Sometimes life just isn’t what we thought it would be.. sometimes you just feel like giving up, but what can you do?
…”It may seem too easy, but the answer is simple and it starts with hope. In “The Power of Hope”, bestselling author Dutch Sheets shows how to look to God during these difficult times and move into a place of motivation, desire, and accomplishment - in other words, to rediscover hope. Each chapter also contains meditations that allow you to reflect on the message, apply the inspirational truths to your life and pray about your specific situation.
You can get through any trouble, rise above every disappointment, and re-enter life.”
………..”Now may the God of hope, fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
This is a wonderful book to add to your collection. Especially as a “go to”.
With chapter headings like “Face the Wind”, “Tell your heart to beat again “and “Fresh start mountain ” …you will most definitely trade in hopelessness for wonderful, beautiful, life giving and renewed hope.