marriage, even if your husband is not interested in changing.
In this easy to read, biblically-based book, Pastor Sally Poyzer shares how she spent the first few years of her marriage trying to fix her husband until God showed her that instead of trying to change him, she needed to change herself.
Telling stories from her own experiences in an amusing and engaging manner, Pastor Sally gives practical and valuable advice for meeting your husband's four main needs.
If you want to see your marriage transformed, you need to read That Book for Wives!
visions of the story in their heads. Years later, they would tell these tales of life to their own children, and so on through the generations. Welcome to my back porch. Please make yourself at home. By the way, I remember when…
One Dominion: Celebrating Canada, Prepared for a Purpose invites readers into an exploratory journey through Canada’s history, highlighting key moments of faith and Christian influence, from the founding of educational institutions and hospitals, to the creation of countless charitable organizations and architectural masterpieces. With inspiring accounts of individuals who founded our country upon the Living Word of God, One Dominion helps readers uncover a deeper understanding of Canada’s foundations and futures, through Scripture and the tests of faith passed by those who have gone before.
In this carefully crafted book, Paul Richardson, President of Bible League Canada, and Bob Beasley, Vice President of International Ministry at Bible League Canada, identify Canada’s purpose and mandate as a nation, as inscribed on the Peace Tower of Parliament Hill: “He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.” (Psalm 72:8 KJV) Through stunning photography and enthralling historical accounts, this book is designed to instill confidence and hope in the Christians of Canada and encourage them to steward well the resources, opportunities, and peace with which this country has been blessed. Richardson encourages, “Canadians have much to be thankful for, past, present, and future, and much to steward well, both at home and for the benefit of other countries. This is a great reminder of just that.”
Author: Natalaie Vellacott
Natalie Vellacott took a two-year break from her job with Sussex Police to join the Logos Hope Christian missionary ship. She was forever changed when, the ship having repeatedly broken down in the Philippines, she unexpectedly encountered and fell in love with a group of street teenage boys addicted to a solvent called "rugby." The dirty, wild, miserable, rabble were accustomed to hostility. Their curious approach in order to investigate the foreigners was cautious and sometimes abusive. Local Filipinos watched from a distance, fascinated yet fearful. These were the “rugby boys”--untouchable and invisible, even dangerous and definitely not worthy of time, attention, love and care. But now a small group of highly regarded foreigners seemed intent on drawing attention to them.
A true missionary story about Christian hope being brought to the hopeless in the Philippines...
Author: Jared C. Wilson
Genre: Christian Living
Too many discipleship books are written for perfect people who know all the right Sunday school answers.
This book is for the rest of us--people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are wondering if it's safe to say what they're really thinking. With incisive wit, warm humor, and moving stories, Jared Wilson shows us how the gospel actually works through us and in us, even when we can't get our act together. The result is a faith that weathers storms, lifts burdens, and deepens our friendship with God.
Author: Natalie Vellacott
Natalie Vellacott took a two-year break from her job with Sussex Police and joined the Logos Hope Christian missionary ship. The ship, staffed by volunteers from sixty-five different countries, was sailing the waters of Asia. Natalie began by serving visitors in the mayhem of the International Café before moving to the isolated recesses of the ship’s dangerous freezers as store-keeper. Having fallen in love with a group of street teens addicted to solvents in the Philippines, she ended her commitment as administrator of the largest floating book-fair in the world. Join Natalie on her often hilarious adventures amidst an inevitable multitude of cultural catastrophes as she attempts to bring knowledge, help and hope to the people she encounters along the way.
This stirring memoir tells the story of her remarkable recovery--including her triumphant return to Boston two years later to run part of the race and her participation in the trial of one of the terrorists--and explores the peace we experience when we learn to trust God with every part of our lives: the good, the bad, and even the terrifying.
Reviewer: Mary Hemlow
With all that the First Nations people have been through, the segregation, the residential school program, the disregard for their family ties and way of life and their current struggles with addiction, violence against women and racism, I have often thought how badly we each need Christ. That is why I was delighted to discover this book and even that there is a volume one somewhere.
John Capecci and Timothy Cage, authors of Living Proof: Telling Your Story to make a Difference wrote, “Be an advocate for the people and causes important to you, using the most powerful tool only you have - your personal stories.”
The book is a compilation of a wide variety of writing styles, each one distinguished by the authenticity of the author’s voice and the power of their experiences. Some are testimonies about what life was like before Jesus Christ and after. Unable to comment on each one separately, I’ll mention a few.
Sarah Beardy’s piece is a meditation on her struggle to marry her Christian values with her indigenous ones. She is able to do this by distinguishing the Eurocentric practices of the Christian church from Jesus and His simple purpose in coming to save the souls of everyone.
Thomas Michael McDonald illustrates the difference between the “nominal church” and the person of Jesus Christ. He contemplates the teachings of the New Testament which highlight Jesus as healer against the history of domination, cruelty and abuse carried out by said “church”. He argues that the nominal church was not the church of Jesus, but became a tool of Satan. He reminds the reader that Jesus was not a European, but a Middle Easterner and His message is for everyone.
Especially heart wrenching is the account of a fifteen year old, desperate for the love and some connection with his older, drug addicted half-brother, while living with and being cared for by his adopted mother.
Some are humorous, some are harrowing accounts of struggles with violence, addiction, living on the street and the hard-heartedness of health care providers. Uniquely, in each work the authentic voice of a person with hope can be heard, because of the Saviour who loves us all, in spite of the hurt we inflict upon each other.
Reviewer: Kelly Miller
This book was not at all what I expected it to be. While I was anticipating great stories of how God has worked in the lives of these indigenous authors, what I found was a collection of 30 brief and shallow testimonials and sermonettes written by First Nations authors.
Although some of the authors eluded to 'issues' and 'difficulties' they had in their lives, for the most part they were glossed over, which made their testimonials unimpactful. It would be very difficult for the average reader to connect with the author and their message. If the intention of the book is to speak to fellow First Nations friends and family, I don't feel as if the stories have enough meat in them to have any kind of significant influence.
I did find Thomas Michael McDonald's story, Conclusion, very interesting and agreed wholeheartedly with his statements about nominal Christianity. I wish he had gone one step further and shared what being 'born again' means, so that if any non-believers should read this works, they would understand the message of Christ.
This book could have great impact if the authors had bared their hearts and shared more deeply and specifically how faith in Christ has impacted and changed their lives. As it stands now, I am unsure whom this book is meant for and what their intention for it is.