Preaching to the Converted

Preaching to the Converted Author Richard Leonard
ISBN-10 9780809144167
Release 2006
Pages 389
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Short (700 word) homilies for each Sunday for all three cycles, in one volume.

Benny the Bunny and Jesus

Benny the Bunny and Jesus Author Joe Chavez
ISBN-10 1626974632
Release 2013-05-01
Pages 20
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Have you ever wondered how you can connect the Easter Bunny to Jesus, the crucifixion and resurrection? Well, you can stop wondering! In "Benny the Bunny and Jesus," author and father Joe M. Chavez tells the tale of how a curious little bunny wandered into the garden of Gethsemane and ended-up following Jesus through the dramatic events of the Easter weekend. You will read how Benny took what he saw and learned from the crucifixion and resurrection and became the first Easter Bunny by sharing with children everywhere the sweet gift that God gave to us-His Son, Jesus Christ. And yes, Benny shared some candy and colorful eggs too! When children ask you where the Easter Bunny came from, or why there is an Easter Bunny, now you have an answer! Joe M. Chavez is an inspirational speaker based in Littleton, Colorado. He has a beautiful wife, and four awesome children, ages 26, 23 and twin 4 year olds.

The Mask of Deception

The Mask of Deception Author Marisol Pareja
ISBN-10 9780996733816
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 236
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Find out all this and more in...... The Mask of Deception – Are Catholics Unknowingly Practicing Santeria and Voodoo? The Mask of Deception reveals the synchronicity between Catholicism, Santeria, and Voodoo and how they now hide in one of the largest and oldest religions in the world – Catholicism. This unique and eye opening book is a result of Marisol Pareja’s escape from organized religion and the 40-year journey she embraced to share her experience with you. Jesus Christ saved her from it all and gave her all of the information found in this book. Marisol Pareja is currently working on her Memoir that will be released soon for all to read. Her memoir is her 40-year journey in and out of these organized religions and everything she went through to escape them.

The Tale of Rebekah Rabbit

The Tale of Rebekah Rabbit Author Jean McCurdy Meade
ISBN-10 9781598589702
Release 2009-09
Pages 28
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Where did the story of the Easter Bunny come from? What does Easter, the Day on which Jesus was raised from the dead that Christians celebrate every year with great joy, have to do with a rabbit that brings joy to children? Did it ever occur to you that there might have been a family of rabbits in the Garden outside Jerusalem where Jesus was laid in the tomb on that sad, amazing day we call Good Friday? Well, if there were rabbits in that garden, maybe one of them saw the Risen Lord even before the faithful women went to the tomb and encountered the Angel telling the news of His Resurrection. Maybe she was a little bunny named Rebekah, who was curious about the strange rumbling she felt early, early that Sunday morning, and the beautiful light that came with the dawn, so out she hopped into the garden, all alone, while her brothers and sisters slept. And there she met the most wonderful person in the world - and somehow she knew Him and He knew her!! And then maybe that little bunny was able to say something without words to those women - and they included her in their story to the others. But then, over the centuries, the part about the rabbit and the first Easter day got forgotten -mostly. Fantasy can be a wonderful way to connect with the truths taught by the Christian faith. Based on the Gospel of Matthew, "The Tale of Rebekah Rabbit" is for children and adults with a heart for what may have happened if, as old legends tell us, animals can talk among themselves and, like humans, can recognize the voice of their Maker! Jean Alden McCurdy Meade, an Episcopal priest since 2002, is the Rector of Mount Olivet Episcopal Church, New Orleans. She is the mother of four, step-mother of one, and grandmother of four - so far. A pianist, organist, singer, and lover of reading and good conversation, her special calling is teaching the Bible to young and old. For 19 years she served as the lay chaplain of St. Andrew's Episcopal School where she used impromptu drama and music to bring the Bible stories to life. She has broadcast a Bible study, "Light unto my Path," on New Orleans public access television for years and has been the speaker for many conferences and retreats, especially on "Women of the Bible" and "Male and Female in the Image of God." A graduate of Agnes Scott College and Duke University, she taught English in high schools and college before "retiring" for a while to bring up her children. In 1988 she was the first non-Roman Catholic graduate of Notre Dame Roman Catholic Seminary of New Orleans and then earned a PhD in Philosophy from Tulane University in 2000. She has taught Religious Studies and Philosophy at Loyola, Notre Dame Seminary, and Tulane in recent years. She is dedicated to fostering ecumenical work and understanding, serving as a Chaplain in the Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem and in the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple in Jerusalem, and she has been an oblate of St. Joseph Abbey, Order of Saint Benedict, in Covington, Louisiana, for many years. Ever since the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase in 2003, Jean has led an ecumenical service of Vespers in French at Mount Olivet Church to celebrate the French heritage of Louisiana. A native of San Antonio, Texas, she has four sisters and one brother, many nieces and nephews, and is married to Louis R Koerner, Jr, a lawyer. Jean and Louis live in New Orleans in a big old Garden District house built in 1893. They grow their own vegetables and herbs in the garden and love to cook and to travel, especially to France. Illustrator Barbara Hosterman Clark is a mother and grandmother who lives in Grapeland, Texas. A locally well-known artist, she is also an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Crockett, Texas.

The Easter Bunny isn t Real and Neither is Jesus

The Easter Bunny isn t Real   and Neither is Jesus Author Oscar Arias
Release 2014-06-20
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This book explores the true origins of Jesus and the Easter Bunny, I deconstruct the possible origins of Jesus and examine the crazy laws and commandments found in the Old Testament of the Bible. A great quick read on an atheist's point of view on Easter.

The Pastor s Sandal Path

The Pastor s Sandal Path Author Father Henry C. Schmidt
ISBN-10 9781450062572
Release 2010-04-16
Pages 298
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The Pastor’s Sandal Path relates my envisioning of God in nature. I was privileged to grow up with my sister and five brothers on a farm where our parents instilled in us the presence of God in our daily lives, as well as in the majesty of God’s nature. My early schooling took place in a one-room country school where our fantastic teacher incorporated the beauty of God and nature in the classroom and on field trips. In the upper grades, the Dominican sisters assisted my parents in laying a solid faith foundation. After graduation, I entered St. Mary of the Lake Seminary Mundelein where my faith was deepened, my love of Jesus increased, and God’s presence in nature more keenly perceived. I hope my perceptions of God in nature will help the reader to encounter God in their ordinary experiences of life.

Back to the Basics

Back to the Basics Author Joseph Paul Henry
ISBN-10 9781462029518
Release 2011-07-12
Pages 224
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Have you been hurt by the church? Do you feel the word of God is being misrepresented? In Back to the Basics: It’s God’s Way or the Highway, author Joseph Paul Henry seeks to provide hope to those who have been hurt by the church and show there is a side of the church that still loves your soul. By addressing thirty key topics affecting the church today, Henry suggests solutions to the problems facing contemporary Christianity. Through this discussion, he believes bridges to understanding can be built that will bring all followers of Christ together, fill the needs of all parishioners, and help people become saved to fulfill the legacy that Christ died for, while at the same time helping them to keep the faith in God’s plan. Back to the Basics communicates the importance of returning to the foundations of the church—foundations that have been lost in the last thirty years. It provides a plan to refresh the church body memory and bring our lives back to the basics of faith.

Jesus Loves the Easter Bunny

Jesus Loves the Easter Bunny Author Valerie Land Gaster
ISBN-10 9781456744182
Release 2011-03
Pages 20
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I was inspired to write this book when I read a letter in the Arizona Republic Newspaper from a frustrated mother who had kids that were more excited about the Easter Bunny bringing them candy than they were into listening to her about the real meaning of Easter, Jesus' resurrection. I thought that it would be interesting to write a childrens book that showed the Easter Bunny as being a messenger of Jesus to point to Him as our Savior and not just a fun way to get candy. From that and in chatting with my grandchildren Bailey and Brock, the ideas just fell into place. The childlike part of the bunny came from the fun antics of my precious grandson Brock who at the time of the inspiration was 3.

The Story of the Real Easter Bunny

The Story of the Real Easter Bunny Author Judy Reinsma
ISBN-10 148013127X
Release 2013-01-24
Pages 40
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Joshua is a curious little bunny. He lives with his mother and siblings in a garden, on a hill in Jerusalem during biblical times. When strange people come into their garden home, and curious events begin happening near a huge "den" in the hillside, Mother rabbit warns them to stay way and be safe. But a curious little bunny can't change his nature. While his family is scared, Joshua is fascinated. He just can't help himself. He must find out what is happening at that intriguing hole in the hill covered with a large stone. What he sees is scary, but not enough to cure his curiosity. When strange things begin happening he just has to go see what is going on. On resurrection morning, his curiosity leads him to become the first to see and meet the risen Lord Jesus, making him the first "Easter Bunny." Bring the story of Jesus' death and resurrection to life with touching simplicity, Judy Reinsma's children's book is an extraordinary fusing of the secular tale of the Easter Bunny and the true meaning of Easter. Imbued with the gentle, caring, and loving nature of Jesus, it is the perfect reminder to all that Easter is indeed a Christian holiday. Charming wtercolor illustrations enhance the text for a reading experience that is inspiring and engaging for parent and child alike. "The Story of the Real Easter Bunny" is a touching and uplifting spiritual story that will help teach children about the gifts He bestowed on us all that extraordinary morning.

The Master and His Church

The Master and His Church Author J. L. Knotts
ISBN-10 9781609574291
Release 2010-07
Pages 162
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Having been in two different major religions and in an occult, I have learned many things. As I was studying, the truth started to come through. I found that I was in the wrong in what I believed and how I lived my life. In the process of accepting the truth, I found peace, joy, and happiness as I was lead by the Holy Spirit in my study of the Holy Bible. I felt the need to share the truth with as many people as possible, so they too could find the peace, joy and happiness that comes with the knowledge of the truth. The scripture tells us that narrow is the path Mat 8:14 and Luke 13:24 into the Kingdom of Heaven. Since the human heart is deceitfully wicked Jer 17:9 we are gullible to all the different ideas and religions that are available to man kind. I'm also pleased to tell you, that my sister has now found our Lord. This has happened since the conception of this book. There is only one truth, and that is the intent of this book to help you find this truth. God Bless

Jesus Is

Jesus Is Author Judah Smith
ISBN-10 9781400204762
Release 2013-02-25
Pages 224
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A New York Times Best-Seller! Jesus is ____. How would you finish that sentence? The subject is there, and so is the verb, but what comes next? Your answer could shed light on the path to becoming who you were made to be. In these pages, Judah Smith fills out that sentence again and again, each time further revealing the character of Jesus. He writes as if to a friend, illustrating the importance of Christ’s message to modern men and women. This is a book for new believers, for lifelong followers, and for the merely curious. Judah Smith shows us the Jesus that somber paintings and hymns fail to capture. With passion, humor, and conviction, he shows that Jesus is life. Jesus is grace. Jesus is your friend. Jesus is a new and better way to be human.

Bunny s First Spring

Bunny s First Spring Author Sally Lloyd-Jones
ISBN-10 9780310733881
Release 2015-02-03
Pages 32
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Easter Story, written by bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a wonderful story told through the perspective of nature that prompts children to explore the joy and excitement in the resurrection of Jesus. Alison Jay’s whimsical illustrations reflect the beauty of nature and the immense adoration God has towards us, and Sally Lloyd Jones’ inspirational text moves along with the creatures that prompt children to celebrate the good news of Jesus Christ.

Die Geschichte von Peter Hase

Die Geschichte von Peter Hase Author Beatrix Potter
ISBN-10 3411809833
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 69
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Die Geschichte von Peter Hase has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Die Geschichte von Peter Hase also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Die Geschichte von Peter Hase book for free.

Early in His Presence

Early in His Presence Author Joyce A. Harris
ISBN-10 9781490858500
Release 2015-05-11
Pages 370
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Early in His Presence is a devotional book designed to encourage Christians and non-Christians to devote at least two hours and forty minutes a day for reading the Bible and prayer for spiritual growth and maturity. The time mentioned was derived from the twenty-four hours a day that God gives to each of us. It’s like the tithing principle: 10 percent of all your income to be given to the Lord. If God gives us twenty-four hours a day, giving Him 10 percent of our time is two hours and forty minutes a day. Don’t try to do it all at once, but gradually grow into it a little at a time until you can do it. Keep track of the time you spend with the Lord, even if it’s only fifteen minutes. Gradually keep adding on to it until you have accomplished your goal. These devotionals should encourage you to desire a closer walk with the Lord and to develop a closer personal relationship with Him. Before you begin your quiet time in His presence, pray and ask God to open your heart and mind to receive what He has for you each day. I am confident you will be inspired, revived, recharged, and blessed as you spend time Early In His Presence.

The Bunny the Egg the Cross

The Bunny the Egg the Cross Author Linda D. Miller
ISBN-10 9781613790809
Release 2011-02
Pages 20
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About the AuthorLinda D. MillerPresidentR.U.N. the Way, [email protected] is a native of Miami, Florida where she resided until she relocated to Georgia inAugust 1983. She is a college non-graduate of Shorter College (four classes fromobtaining her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration).In August 1995, Linda was diagnosed with Cone Rod Dystrophy (a heredity eye disease)and is currently visually impaired. She is a graduate of the Center for the VisuallyImpaired and a she is a retiree of the Telecommunications Industry. Her continuededucation includes; but not limited to: Basic Braille Computers & Daily Living for the Visually Impaired Cane Mobility Sensory and Taste Training Braille Transcribers correspondence course. Clarkston First Baptist Church Bible Institute (Certification in Biblical Studies).Linda's focus for creating the book Easter Shadows is to provide easy to read literaturegeared toward the interest of Children and Youth to introduce Jesus through unique storytelling. It is her desire that the reader is so engaged in the excitement of reading that itbecomes a fun, educational and interesting learning experience that result as a constantpositive habit in their lives.

Emerging Worship

Emerging Worship Author Dan Kimball
ISBN-10 9780310858508
Release 2009-07-27
Pages 272
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Churches are aging. Even among megachurches with their modern technology and huge number of members, whole generations are now missing. In order to reach the 18-35 year olds, churches need to incorporate alternative worship services into their ministries that meet the unique needs of the emerging generations.In a conversational, narrative style, author Dan Kimball guides church leaders on how to create alternative services from start to finish. Using anecdotes from his own experience at Graceland, Kimball presents six creative models, providing real-life examples of each type. Emerging Worship covers key topics including• Developing a prayer team• Evaluating the local mission field and context• Determining leaders and a vision-based team• Understanding why youth pastors are usually the ideal staff to start a new service• Recognizing the difference in values between emerging worship and the rest of the church• Asking critical questions beforehand

Ester s Easter Tale

Ester s Easter Tale Author Rick Machle
ISBN-10 0967037506
Release 1999
Pages 36
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Ester the Rabbit's home was in the tomb where Jesus was buried in Jerusalem. She was the only being to witness Jesus' resurrection! After that, Jesus asked her to tell the children about Christ's resurrection and what she saw. She promised she would, and to keep count of how many times she told the story, she left an egg every time.