101 Hymn Stories

101 Hymn Stories


Author : Kenneth W. Osbeck
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ISBN : 9780825442827
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (442 users)

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Now with a new cover! This book offers the inspiring true stories behind 101 of your favorite hymns. It is excellent for devotional reading, sermon illustrations, and bulletin inserts, as well as for historical or biographical research.


101 More Hymn Stories

101 More Hymn Stories


Author : Kenneth W. Osbeck
Publisher : Kregel Publications
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ISBN : 9780825434204
Pages : 332 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (434 users)

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(Foreword by Cliff Barrows) More inspiring stories behind the hymns of past and contemporary favorites.


101 Hymn Stories

101 Hymn Stories


Author : Kenneth W. Osbeck
Publisher : Kregel Publications
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ISBN : 9780825493270
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (493 users)

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"Hymn singing reflects a congregation's spiritual vitality and their response to God's grace.


Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace


Author : Kenneth W. Osbeck
Publisher : Kregel Publications
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ISBN : 9780825434334
Pages : 72 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (434 users)

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This full-color, illustrated gift edition includes twenty-eight of Osbeck's most popular hymn-story devotions, including "Amazing Grace"; "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"; "Holy, Holy, Holy"; and "It Is Well with My Soul."


Joy to the World!

Joy to the World!


Author : Kenneth W. Osbeck
Publisher : Kregel Publications
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ISBN : 9780825434310
Pages : 116 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (434 users)

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This collection of carol stories will add special meaning to each Christmas season. Perfect for personal or family Advent devotions.


52 Bible Characters Dramatized

52 Bible Characters Dramatized


Author : Kenneth W. Osbeck
Publisher : Kregel Publications
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ISBN : 9780825493362
Pages : 194 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (493 users)

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Presents the stories of fifty-two Bible characters through short monologues.


Inspiring Thoughts to Jump-Start Your Day

Inspiring Thoughts to Jump-Start Your Day


Author : Simeon Rosete
Publisher : TEACH Services, Inc.
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ISBN : 1479611530
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (479 users)

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Author Simeon Rosete is an experienced speaker and pastor, who has gathered together a collection of resources mixed with new, never-before-seen inspirational, educational, entertaining, and Bible-based thoughts. This book is a treasure trove that contains a wide variety of materials for personal daily devotions. It is also a good source for teachers, pastors, and speakers who are searching for materials to use in the classroom, newsletters, or sermons. These stories and quotations are emotionally inspiring, wisdom-filled, thought-provoking, heart-warming, healthful, witty, fun, and spiritually uplifting. Much of the material is spiritually challenging to the reader on a personal level, and most include a short biblical discussion, Bible scripture quotations, and applications for life. These will brighten your day, challenge you to become a better person, teach you life lessons, and encourage you on your journey through life.


Liberation, (De)Coloniality, and Liturgical Practices

Liberation, (De)Coloniality, and Liturgical Practices


Author : Becca Whitla
Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030526364
Pages : 264 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

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Becca Whitla uses liberationist, postcolonial, and decolonial methods to analyze hymns, congregational singing, and song-leading practices. By way of this analysis, Whitla shows how congregational singing can embody liberating liturgy and theology. Through a series of interwoven theoretical lenses and methodological tools—including coloniality, mimicry, epistemic disobedience, hybridity, border thinking, and ethnomusicology—the author examines and interrogates a range of factors in the musical sphere. From beloved Victorian hymns to infectious Latin American coritos; congregational singing to radical union choirs; Christian complicity in coloniality to Indigenous ways of knowing, the dynamic praxis-based stance of the book is rooted in the author’s lived experiences and commitments and engages with detailed examples from sacred music and both liturgical and practical theology. Drawing on what she calls a syncopated liberating praxis, the author affirms the intercultural promise of communities of faith as a locus theologicus and a place for the in-breaking of the Holy Spirit.


Daily Strength for Men

Daily Strength for Men


Author : Chris Bolinger
Publisher : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
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ISBN : 1424557542
Pages : 773 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (424 users)

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The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. Psalm 28:7 NIV Men face challenges to their faith at work and at home. Daily Strength for Men offers a daily dose of wisdom for men who seek to draw strength from God’s Word. Each devotional covers two days, offering flexibility and freedom to contemplate the message in depth. You will find:a reading that applies to your lifeinspirational Bible verses from the Old Testamentcontextual Bible passages and related Scripturesquestions for reflection and application, andan uplifting prayer. Daily Strength for Men will equip you to walk faithfully with God—the source of your strength.


AGAINST ALL ODDS

AGAINST ALL ODDS


Author : OLA ABODERIN
Publisher : Author House
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ISBN : 1496978617
Pages : 229 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (496 users)

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You never know how strong you are until you rouse the champion in you! Against All Odds chronicles the real-life stories of men and women who conquered personal and societal limitations to achieve the seemingly impossible. In Against All Odds, you'll discover, among other riveting narratives, how - George Carver overcame chronic disease, deprivation, and discrimination to become a remarkable scientist and renowned inventor; - Elizabeth Blackwell rose above gender bias and fierce opposition to become the first woman to earn a degree in medicine; - Abraham Lincoln became a celebrated lawyer, legislator, and president despite his prolonged battle with depression, defeat, and distress; - Fanny Crosby, the blind girl from a backwater town, became the most prolific hymn writer in history; - Harriet Tubman overcame the horrors of a turbulent and traumatic childhood to liberate herself from the bondage of slavery and helped to rescue many other slaves from the captivity of their cruel masters; and - Ben Carson successfully battled mediocrity and low self-esteem to change his reputation from being the "dumbest student" in the class to being one of the most brilliant doctors in the world.


Preaching in Jamaican Seasons

Preaching in Jamaican Seasons


Author : Devon Dick
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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ISBN : 1666763241
Pages : 146 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (666 users)

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“So, what am I hoping to accomplish with this publication of my sermons, Preaching in Jamaican Seasons?” Author and cleric Devon Dick hopes that readers will hear the prophetic voice, the therapeutic voice, and the teaching voice in these homiletical formulations and, more importantly, that readers will hear the voice of our Saviour Jesus, the Christ, speaking to our hearts and minds. Revd Dr Dick explains further that this compilation of his sermons is offered so that they may be a source of comfort to persons who are afflicted, confront those who need to change, and challenge all to a commitment to God as revealed in Jesus, the Christ, and empowered by the Spirit. The author’s desire is that these sermons deliver a clear message from God that can be applied to the lived experience; and that when read, they will come to life again, aided by the working of the Holy Spirit, and will not only teach and guide us into righteousness but plant a seed in our lives, knowing that it will accomplish that which God wills, as He gives it the increase beyond anything the author himself could dream of or envision.


Our Greatest Treasure

Our Greatest Treasure


Author : Cy Mersereau
Publisher : Word Alive Press
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ISBN : 1486602010
Pages : 152 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (486 users)

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Is the Bible a trustworthy document, or is it filled with errors and contradictions as claimed by the skeptics? In Our Greatest Treasure, we examine the evidence. Less than two centuries ago, many scholars argued convincingly that the Hittites never existed, even though they are mentioned in the Bible more than fifty times. The unearthing of their massive library in Turkey has revealed an advanced civilization that once rivalled both Egypt and Assyria. Not many years ago, Ahab’s house of ivory was considered impossible, but not now. His wife, Jezebel, was dismissed as a fictional character inserted into the text to arouse interest, but the recent discovery of her signet ring with her name clearly discernible has silenced the critics. At one time, historians were convinced that Gallio in Acts 18 never existed, but the spade of the archaeologists has uncovered his name, his position as Proconsul of Achaia, and even the time of his service in Corinth. Men and women from both distant times and the present have had their lives transformed by the message of the Bible. Many of the people, places, and events found in the Bible are found in no other literature, and their details have been documented as being authentic by historical and archaeological research. The Bible is not buried treasure. It is open to all who will access its sacred pages. The Bible is indeed Our Greatest Treasure.


Masters of Preaching

Masters of Preaching


Author : Ray E. Atwood
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 0761862072
Pages : 484 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (761 users)

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In this follow-up work, Father Ray E. Atwood examines the lives, theologies, and preaching examples of the Church’s greatest preachers. This book tells the story, in biographical form, of Catholic preaching from the Old Testament through today, concluding with the homilies of our present Holy Father, Benedict XVI.


Growing Old Gracefully

Growing Old Gracefully


Author : Robert M. Solomon
Publisher : Discovery House Publishing
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ISBN : 9811802378
Pages : 264 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (811 users)

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Growing old doesn’t have to be just about frailties, loneliness, and loss of purpose. Veteran pastor Robert Solomon offers a fresh perspective of aging and looks at how you can continue to grow with God in your autumn years. Discover how you can keep your eyes firmly on Jesus as you nurture habits and disciplines that will enable you to build redemptive relationships and cope with the physical, mental, and emotional challenges of aging. Useful insights into aging are presented in short chapters in an easy-to-read, large-print devotional format.


Sounding the Color Line

Sounding the Color Line


Author : Erich Nunn
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN : 0820347361
Pages : 229 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (82 users)

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Sounding the Color Line explores how competing understandings of the U.S. South in the first decades of the twentieth century have led us to experience musical forms, sounds, and genres in racialized contexts. Yet, though we may speak of white or black music, rock or rap, sounds constantly leak through such barriers. A critical disjuncture exists, then, between actual interracial musical and cultural forms on the one hand and racialized structures of feeling on the other. This is nowhere more apparent than in the South. Like Jim Crow segregation, the separation of musical forms along racial lines has required enormous energy to maintain. How, asks Nunn, did the protocols structuring listeners' racial associations arise? How have they evolved and been maintained in the face of repeated transgressions of the musical color line? Considering the South as the imagined ground where conflicts of racial and national identities are staged, this book looks at developing ideas concerning folk song and racial and cultural nationalism alongside the competing and sometimes contradictory workings of an emerging culture industry. Drawing on a diverse archive of musical recordings, critical artifacts, and literary texts, Nunn reveals how the musical color line has not only been established and maintained but also repeatedly crossed, fractured, and reformed. This push and pull--between segregationist cultural logics and music's disrespect of racially defined boundaries--is an animating force in twentieth-century American popular culture.


Levite Praise

Levite Praise


Author : Cheryl Wilson-Bridges
Publisher : Charisma Media
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ISBN : 1621363198
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (621 users)

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DIVLevite Praise delves deeply into the Scriptures to help worship leaders and worshipers develop a full understanding of what it means to direct and take part in God's perfect model for praise and worship./div


Devotional Warm-Ups for the Church Choir

Devotional Warm-Ups for the Church Choir


Author : Kenneth W. Osbeck
Publisher : Kregel Publications
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ISBN : 9780825494635
Pages : 100 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (494 users)

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A variety of forty-three challenging devotionals on ten different musically oriented topics. Designed to prepare church choir members for joyful ministry.