Christian Book Guide - Godly Life & Christian Character

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9941X: The Practice of Godliness The Practice of Godliness
By Jerry Bridges

What makes a Christian godly? In The Practice of Godliness, Jerry Bridges examines what it means to grow in Christian character and helps us establish the foundation upon which that character is built. Bridges opens our eyes to see how character formation affects the way we relate to God, to ourselves, and to others.

72546: The Joy of Fearing God The Joy of Fearing God
By Jerry Bridges

Can fear of the Lord really fill you with joy? Yes, says Bridges, as he shows you how it can open the door to a life overflowing with knowledge, wisdom, and delight. Focusing on the greatness of God, Bridges helps you to gain a deeper understanding of who God is---and to enjoy a genuine intimacy with him.

96566: Transforming Grace Transforming Grace
By Jerry Bridges

Transforming Grace is a fountainhead of inspiration and renewal that'll show you just how inexhaustible and generous God's grace really is. You'll never be able to ask for too much, need too much, hope for too much, or even sin too much. Like a never-ending stream of ocean waves crashing on the shore, God's grace is available for you without measure.

79505: The Pillars of Christian Character : The Essential Attitudes of a Living Faith The Pillars of Christian Character
By John MacArthur

Loving actions don't "just happen." They stem from godly attitudes. In this thought-provoking volume, MacArthur examines love, humility, obedience, faith, and forgiveness. He goes on to show how cultivating these attributes can help you grow in faith and revolutionize your daily walk with God.

40134: Our Sufficiency in Christ Our Sufficiency in Christ
By John MacArthur

Exposing the pitfalls of pop psychology, pseudo-mysticism, and pragmatic humanism, MacArthur shows how many Christians have come to doubt that Scripture, prayer, and other spiritual resources are sufficient to meet real needs in today's complex world. His classic work calls believers back to a renewed appreciation of what it means to live a Christ-centered life.

100490: The Quest for Character The Quest for Character
By John MacArthur

In an easy, conversational style, MacArthur focuses on dozens of character traits formed as you interact with others. Reader-friendly chapters examine discernment, purity, courage, passion, humility, sincerity, accountability, devotion, integrity, selflessness, resiliency, generosity, and more. Whether adult or teen, you'll enjoy this innovative approach to building a more Christlike character and living a richer life on earth.

443385: Anxious for Nothing: God's Cure for the Cares of Your Soul Anxious for Nothing
By John MacArthur

As a Christian, you're not immune to the troubles of life, and when troubles come, you're urged to rise above them and experience "peace that passes understanding." In Anxious for Nothing, John MacArthur directs you to the only true source of comfort and victory - Scripture. You'll learn to cast your cares on God, deal with difficult people, live without complaining, and be content.

79424: The Power of Integrity The Power of Integrity
By John MacArthur

Total integrity---in your character and in your conduct---is crucial if you want to truly live for Christ. But how do you cultivate it? In this powerful book, MacArthur draws from the examples of biblical men to show how both men and women can build lives of godly integrity, inside and out.

01864: Ultimate Priority Ultimate Priority
By John MacArthur

The Ultimate Priority is a call to a radically different type of living that seeks to worship God continually, according to a biblical pattern. Dr. MacArthur will challenge you to realign your priorities. No matter how busy your schedule or how important other demands on your time may be, your ultimate priority must always be to worship the true and living God with your thoughts, your words, and your life-style.

79793: The Freedom and Power of Forgiveness The Freedom and Power of Forgiveness
By John MacArthur

Do we have to forgive others unconditionally? Is it possible to forgive yourself? The answers from pop psychology are confusing at best, but MacArthur offers clarity---biblical clarity. By distinguishing between the world's way of handling forgiveness and God's way, MacArthur gives guidance that ultimately leads to inner peace and freedom from guilt.

476740X: Found, God's Will: Find the Direction & Purpose God  Wants for Your Life Found, God's Will
By John MacArthur

Many Christians struggle with the question, "What is God's will for my life?" Well-known Bible teacher John MacArthur answers this question in this short book. Drawing from Scripture, MacArthur discusses six principles that illuminate God's will in the life of every believer.

71374: Made for His Pleasure: Ten Benchmarks of a Vital Faith Made for His Pleasure
By Alistair Begg

Are you living for God's pleasure or for your Own? In this popular book, Alistair identifies ten benchmarks from Scripture that will prove invaluable as you seek to live a life that is pleasing to God. His clear, personal message will challenge and revitalize your faith.

41706X: Pathway to Freedom: How God's Laws Guide Our Lives Pathway to Freedom
By Alistair Begg

This book will strengthen morally fat and flabby Christian's in America, by teaching the importance of obedience to God's law. The place of the Law in the life of a Christian today is clarified and practical ways to live it out are provided. In a culture where God's Law is disregarded--both in society and in the church--this book gives a fresh perspective that is desperately needed.

38833: The Dangerous Duty of Delight The Dangerous Duty of Delight
By John Piper

Each of us is born with a sense of restlessness---an inconsolable longing within. Some try to fill this "empty space" with pleasure, worldly accomplishments, drugs, or material goods---but Piper reminds us that the only real and lasting fulfillment of our desire is God himself. Learn how delighting in Him can revolutionize your life!

21197: Desiring God, Revised & Expanded Desiring God
By John Piper

Desiring God reveals how delighting in God can motivate us to glorify Him through worship, stewardship, loving our neighbor, rejoicing in suffering, and other "duties." John Piper reveals that the debate between duty and delight doesn't truly exist: Delight is our duty. Discover how to lay a biblical foundation for a life of celebration by truly desiring the Lord.

44988: Don't Waste Your Life Don't Waste Your Life
By John Piper

In this provocative work Pastor Piper challenges us to set aside the trivial pursuit of self-fulfillment so that we can develop a deeper passion for God. Piper believes that if we passionately submit the sufferings we endure, the risks we take, and the goals we set to the pursuit of God's glory, then not one moment of our lives will be wasted. Don't miss this opportunity to rekindle your passion for the cross of Christ and the glory of God.

20953: Sure I Believe-So What: How to Really Live Your Faith Sure I Believe-So What
By James Montgomery Boice

No matter how enthusiastically we embrace doctrinal teaching it has no real power unless accompanied by action in our lives. In this study of the book of James, one of the most practical of the Bible books, Boice tackles key areas of conflict in the Christian's life. These include avoiding hypocrisy, guarding our tongues, using our wealth appropriately, keeping going when times are tough.

42902: God's Plan for You God's Plan for You
By J.I. Packer

"Many today want Christianity to be like a hot tub: sensuous, relaxing. . . . But if there were no more to our Christianity than that, we should fall short of biblical God-centeredness . . . and advertise to the world nothing more than our own decadence." With trademark clarity and insight, Packer discusses pleasure, health, disappointment, holiness, and more.

1650X: Knowing God: 20th Anniversary Edition Knowing God
By J.I. Packer

There's a difference between knowing God and knowing about God. When you truly know God, you have energy to serve him, boldness to share him, and contentment in him. A classic from J.I. Packer!

527019: The Hunger for Significance, 2nd Edition The Hunger for Significance
By R.C. Sproul

Modern man's search for dignity is a continuing struggle against an aching void that rarely recedes. Transcending triviality to discuss diverse topics---love, home, illness, prison, the workplace, and the church---Sproul examines the ultimate questions of our worth as human beings in light of biblical truth.

50241: Pleasing God Pleasing God
By R.C. Sproul

A world of people have no idea nor care about what the words sanctification and righteousness mean. Then how can the idea of a holy God mean anything to them? R. C. Sproul believes these words are still important-- especially for Christians--if we are to understand God or know how to live for him. Believers may become uncomfortable when they see Dr. Sproul's honest look at how the sins of pride, slothfulness, and dishonesty permeate the Christian's life. But Pleasing God is basically a message of hope. Sproul points out the failures, but he also points to the way out of spiritual lethargy and lackadaisical living.

320016: Essential Truths of the Christian Faith Essential Truths of the Christian Faith
By R.C. Sproul

With the layperson in mind, Dr. Sproul offers a basic understanding of the Christian faith that is interesting, informative, and easy to read. Sproul provides brief explanations of biblical concepts every Christian should know in language everyone can understand. Highlighted with homespun analogies, the more than 100 doctrines treated are categorized under major headings for easy reference. An informative resource for learning the essentials of the Christian faith.

60157: The Pursuit of God The Pursuit of God
By A.W. Tozer

In the muddle of day-to-day life, have you somehow forgotten that Christianity is a living, vibrant relationship with a personal God? In this classic bestseller and recipient of both the ECPA Gold and Platinum Book Awards, The Pursuit of God reminds and challenges you to renew your relationship with your loving God. In each of the 10 chapters, Tozer explains one aspect of hungering for God and ends with a prayer.

523261: Humility:  True Greatness Humility
By C.J. Mahaney

C.J. Mahaney paints a striking picture of the daily battle quietly raging within every Christian and asks whether you will passively accommodate the enemy of your soul, pride, or actively cultivate your best friend, humility. When you acknowledge the deception of pride and intentionally humble yourself, you become free to savor abundant mercies and unlikely graces. You will find a new life is yours - a life God richly favors.

2639X: Humility: The Forgotten Virtue Humility
By Wayne A. Mack with Joshua Mack

Pride seeks to dethrone God and enthrone itself. How can Christians fight against this sin and develop genuine humility? In this helpful book, Wayne Mack guides us through Scripture and shows us how we can take steps to develop humility and diminish the destructive pride in our lives.

5534: The Biblical View of Self-Esteem The Biblical View of Self-Esteem
By Jay E Adams

Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Has our search for answers led us too far from the true biblical position of self? The last 15 years has seen the rise of a powerful and influential movement within the church. Easily identified by labels such as "self-image", "self-esteem", "self-worth", and "self-love", this movement has one common denominator--the emphasis on self. Jay Adams brings much-needed clarification to the area of self-esteem and offers the church and every believer a truly biblical view of self.

73712: From Forgiven to Forgiving From Forgiven to Forgiving
By Jay Adams

When you've been wronged, the best thing to do is forgive and forget, right? That's what many Christians believe, but is it biblical? Adams dispels misconceptions about forgiveness, reveals God's true plan for absolution, and shows you how to apply it to your own relationships. Learn how to "forgive and forget" God's way.

520653: The Grace and Truth Paradox: Responding with Christlike Balance The Grace and Truth Paradox
By Randy Alcorn

In The Grace and Truth Paradox, Alcorn offers a simple checklist for Christlikeness. The test consists of balancing grace and truth, equally and unapologetically. Grace without truth deceives people, and ceases to be grace. Truth without grace crushes people, and ceases to be truth. Alcorn shows the reader how to show the world Jesus - offering grace instead of the world's apathy and tolerance, offering truth instead of the world's relativism and deception.

72996: In Light Of Eternity In Light Of Eternity
By Randy Alcorn

Spend time thinking about eternity and your future heavenly home, and worries about monthly bills, retirement accounts, and careers will begin to fade. That's Alcorn's wake-up call---don't waste today by misunderstanding tomorrow's reality. In his reflective yet hard-hitting style, he challenges us to live in light of eternity and its consequences.

44258: Love in Hard Places Love in Hard Places
By D.A. Carson

D.A. Carson focuses on the aspects of Christian love that are not easy, such as loving your enemies and forgiving those who have hurt you. This book will help you understand what biblical love is... and is not. Carson sorts through the diverse ways in which Scripture speaks of Christian love, he shows how that love reflects God's own love. You'll see how to love wisely and well, faithfully and biblically in heartwarming situations - how to love even in the hardest places in life.

1515169: The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction The Christian Life
By Sinclair B Ferguson

The Christian Life not only expounds the teaching of Scripture, but outlines its meaning for practical Christian living. It is, as J.I. Packer writes in his preface, theology that is "practical, applying Bible teaching with insight and wisdom to the condition of plain people. Christian beginners will get the benefit and the Lords older sheep, grown tough and stringy maybe, will find themselves edified and perhaps tenderized too."

13344: Discovering Gods Will: Discovering God's Will
By Sinclair Ferguson

How do we discover the will of God for our lives? Sinclair Ferguson answers this question by showing how God's will is shaped by His ultimate purposes for us. It is made known to us through His Word. At times discovering God's will demands careful thought: it may require patience; it always demands a right attitude to God himself. Discovering God's Will draws out fundamental principles by which God guides us, applies them to practical situations like vocation and marriage, and underlines many important biblical counsels. It shows that the guidance God gives come primarily through knowing, loving and obeying him.

84630: Pilgrim's Progress The Pilgrim's Progress
By John Bunyan

John Bunyan's classic work, The Pilgrim's Progress is so much more than a simple historical novel. Bunyan's plan for his readers is for them to travel through this book as an adventure through the Christian life--retold on paper and picture. The story of Christian and his companions has been a favorite for generations. John Bunyan's imaginative text brings out the same, practical, necessary lessons that everyone needs to know--both today and yesterday.

4449X: Practical Religion Practical Religion
By J.C. Ryle

By "practical religion" Ryle does not mean a "religion of works", but one in which those who are saved can put their faith into practice. Lightly edited and updated, this modern edition remains faithful to Ryle's original work, and conveys its timeless truths of what every believer ought to be, to do, and to expect.

83910: Ethics Ethics
By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer writes about Christians and the world we live in, a world of government, politics, labor, and marriage. We do not "live in a vacuum", therefore, we must have concrete instruction in a concrete situation. He sees no division be tween church , family, labor, and government. We are re- sponsible before God in the world he made and we have re- sponsibilities for the institutions of that world. This book is recognized as a major contribution to Christian ethics.

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