New collection of 45 glorious paintings of flowers and plants with poetry, plus essays, all by the famous quadriplegic mouth artist and poet. Many beautiful paintings are published here for the first time. Poems on the space around the flowers offer delightful insight. Using his art, scripture and essays he helps the reader think about what is really necessary and important. Prose essays reveal his Christian faith. Most essays were written for this book. When he realized God saw him, knew him and loved him everything changed. Hardcover with dust jacket.
Great Bible heroes like David, Isaac and Jacob were failures as fathers. The author lost his father at age 9 and had various struggles, eventually becoming a Christian and later a pastor. He wondered how he could be a good father. Gradually he discovered what it meant for God to be our Father and learned from the failures of Bible characters and the teaching of the Bible how to be a father himself.
Edited by Yoichi Konda with contributions by Yasuo Kojima, Shouhei Yamato, Hajime Hori, Yasuhiro Hara, Kunio Sakurai and Naoto Kamano. Here are articles discussing how the Bible talks about death and giving a practical guide to terminal care, home as well as hospital hospice care. It encourages Christians to write out instructions for end of life care and funeral so family can know their wishes and they can leave a testimony to their faith. Illustrations show resources for planning and performing a truly Christian funeral. A “must” for every church library.
It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily...
BUT WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVES LIKE THAT? DO YOU?
In Racical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple--then invites you to believe and abey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful" suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus.
Finally, he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment -- a one-year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring.