“If I could, I would put this book into the hands of every Christian in America.” —Dr. David Jeremiah “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). Each day, you watch America turn further from Christian values and the core principles of liberty. It’s frustrating to feel you can’t assert biblical truth without facing condemnation, and fearful to witness outrage and victimhood replace respect and reason. Amidst this dissent, how can you not only stay rooted in your own faith, but continue publicly testifying for Jesus? In We Will Not Be Silenced, Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer prepares you to live out your convictions against a growing tide of hostility. Gain a better understanding of nonbelievers’ legitimate hurts and concerns regarding issues like racism, sexism, and poverty—and identify the toxic responses secular culture disguises as solutions. In the process, you’ll see how you can show compassion and gentleness to those outside of the faith without affirming their beliefs. We Will Not Be Silenced will ready you to move beyond fear and boldly accept the challenge of representing Christ to a watching world that needs Him now more than ever before.

Author Erwin W. Lutzer
Isbn 0736981802
Genre Religion
Year 2020-10-13
Pages 288
Language English
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“If I could, I would put We Will Not Be Silenced into the hands of every Christian in America.” —Dr. David Jeremiah In We Will Not Be Silenced (200,000+ copies sold), author and pastor Erwin Lutzer unraveled the complex threats faced by Christians in a society that has weaponized race, gender, sexuality, and more to divide individuals and undermine freedom. Now with this companion guide, you’ll dive deeper into the biblical perspectives on today’s controversial issues, learning how you can best respond to cultural hostility with Christlike strength and compassion. Whether you’re reading individually or with a group, this workbook will help you appreciate God’s unchanging truth in an era of dissent and deteriorating standards identify and reject secular perspectives and pressures—from both outside the church and within—that have crept unnoticed into your life commit yourself to action and prayer as you testify of Jesus’ love in a world that denies Him You are not alone in fighting this battle! This workbook will encourage you to continue standing boldly for your faith and enrich your understanding of how to do so effectively.

Author Erwin W. Lutzer
Isbn 0736985565
Genre Religion
Year 2021-09-07
Pages 176
Language English
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Benedict Option draws on the wisdom of Christian survivors of Soviet persecution to warn American Christians of approaching dangers. For years, émigrés from the former Soviet bloc have been telling Rod Dreher they see telltale signs of "soft" totalitarianism cropping up in America--something more Brave New World than Nineteen Eighty-Four. Identity politics are beginning to encroach on every aspect of life. Civil liberties are increasingly seen as a threat to "safety". Progressives marginalize conservative, traditional Christians, and other dissenters. Technology and consumerism hasten the possibility of a corporate surveillance state. And the pandemic, having put millions out of work, leaves our country especially vulnerable to demagogic manipulation. In Live Not By Lies, Dreher amplifies the alarm sounded by the brave men and women who fought totalitarianism. He explains how the totalitarianism facing us today is based less on overt violence and more on psychological manipulation. He tells the stories of modern-day dissidents--clergy, laity, martyrs, and confessors from the Soviet Union and the captive nations of Europe--who offer practical advice for how to identify and resist totalitarianism in our time. Following the model offered by a prophetic World War II-era pastor who prepared believers in his Eastern European to endure the coming of communism, Live Not By Lies teaches American Christians a method for resistance: • SEE: Acknowledge the reality of the situation. • JUDGE: Assess reality in the light of what we as Christians know to be true. • ACT: Take action to protect truth. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn famously said that one of the biggest mistakes people make is assuming totalitarianism can't happen in their country. Many American Christians are making that mistake today, sleepwalking through the erosion of our freedoms. Live Not By Lies will wake them and equip them for the long resistance.

Author Rod Dreher
Isbn 0593087402
Genre Political Science
Year 2020-09-29
Pages 256
Language English
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Where is God When We Suffer? God’s silence in the midst of human suffering is a great mystery of our existence. Faced with mass suffering, such as pandemics, plagues, and natural disasters, we may wonder whether God actually cares about us or whether He just says that He does. Pandemics, Plagues, and Natural Disasters: What is God Saying to Us? helps explain the role of God in suffering. Dr. Erwin Lutzer examines how God uses tragedies throughout the Bible to speak to His people, and that, ultimately, God always has our well-being in mind even when He doesn’t relieve our immediate pain. Perhaps most importantly, find lasting joy and relief by learning how times of such widespread trouble reveal God’s ultimate plans for our salvation from all temporary and eternal suffering.

Author Erwin W. Lutzer
Isbn 0802499694
Genre Religion
Year 2020-07-16
Pages 176
Language English
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The story of Nazi Germany is one of conflict between two saviors and two crosses. “Deine Reich komme,” Hitler prayed publicly—“Thy Kingdom come.” But to whose kingdom was he referring? When Germany truly needed a savior, Adolf Hitler falsely assumed the role. He directed his countrymen to a cross, but he bent and hammered the true cross into a horrific substitute: a swastika. Where was the church through all of this? With a few exceptions, the German church looked away while Hitler inflicted his “Final Solution” upon the Jews. Hitler’s Cross is a chilling historical account of what happens when evil meets a silent, shrinking church, and an intriguing and convicting exposé of modern America’s own hidden crosses. Erwin W. Lutzer extracts a number of lessons from this dark chapter in world history, such as: The dangers of confusing church and state The role of God in human tragedy The parameters of Satan's freedom Hitler's Cross is the story of a nation whose church forgot its call and discovered its failure way too late. It is a cautionary tale for every church and Christian to remember who the true King is.

Author Erwin W. Lutzer
Isbn 0802493300
Genre Religion
Year 2015-12-15
Pages 272
Language English
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"One minute after you die you will either be elated or terrified. And it will be too late to reroute your travel plans." Death comes to all, and yet death is not the end. For some, death is the beginning of unending bliss, for others, unending despair. In this latest edition of the bestselling book One Minute After You Die, Pastor Erwin W. Lutzer weighs the Bible’s words on life after death. He considers: Channeling, reincarnation, and near-death experiences What heaven and hell will be like The justice of eternal punishment Trusting in God’s providence Preparing for your own final moment Though the afterlife is shrouded in mystery, the Bible does peel back the curtain. Dr. Lutzer will help you understand what is on the other side. May the reality of eternity quicken and comfort you today.

Author Erwin W. Lutzer
Isbn 0802492509
Genre Religion
Year 2015-04-17
Pages 152
Language English
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Twenty years ago, not one nation on earth had legal same-sex marriage. Now, access to same-sex marriage is increasingly seen as a basic human right. In a matter of less than a generation, western cultures have experienced a moral revolution. Dr. R. Albert Mohler examines how this transformation occurred, revealing the underlying cultural shifts behind this revolution: the acceptance of divorce culture, liberation of sex from reproduction, the prevalence of heterosexual cohabitation, the normalization of homosexuality, and the rise of the transgender movement. He then offers a deep look at how the Bible and Christian moral tradition provide a comprehensive understanding upon which Christians can build their personal lives, their marriages, church ministry, and cultural engagement. Dr. Mohler helps Christians in their understanding of the underlying issues of this significant cultural shift and how to face the challenge of believing faithfully, living faithfully, and engaging the culture faithfully in light of this massive change.

Author R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
Isbn 0718032829
Genre Religion
Year 2015-10-27
Pages 256
Language English
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This excellent book is so important. It clearly and powerfully explains what the parallels are between Germany's fall from grace and the beginning of our own fall. - Eric Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy In When A Nation Forgets God, Erwin Lutzer studies seven similarities between Nazi Germany and America today—some of them chilling—and cautions us to respond accordingly. Engaging, well-researched, and easy to understand, Lutzer’s writing is that of a realist, one alarmed but unafraid. Amidst describing the messes of our nation’s government, economy, legal pitfalls, propaganda, and more, Lutzer points to the God who always has a plan. At the beginning of the twentieth Century, Nazi Germany didn’t look like a country on the brink of world-shaking terrors. It looked like America today. When a Nation Forgets God uses history to warn us of a future that none of us wants to see. It urges us to be ordinary heroes who speak up and take action.

Author Erwin W. Lutzer
Isbn 0802493319
Genre Religion
Year 2015-12-18
Pages 160
Language English
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YOU CAN START OVER AGAIN Many Christians become so discouraged because of their sins and failures that they give up on ever having fellowship with God again. They also fear that their broken relationships will never heal. For everyone who has wished for a fresh beginning, here is good news. This gentle, affirming book emphasises how much God wants his wandering children to return to him. Award-winning author and pastor Erwin Lutzer provides solutions to common questions about how to reconnect with God and with those we are estranged from. Thanks to God’s grace, it is never too late to do what’s right. In this powerful, practical book, bestselling author Erwin Lutzer shows you how to clear your conscience and reestablish broken relationships. Worthy or not, you can know real, lasting peace - and the assurance that God still has a plan for your life. Story Behind the Book The idea for this book came to me when speaking at Promise Keepers. There were many men who came to faith in Christ, but then failed in their walk the next week or the next month. So they assumed that this new life was not for them; they thought that God was so angry with their failure, they might just as well live on the fringes of the Christian faith, rather than making it the core of their lives. This is a message of grace, not only in establishing our relationship with God, but in reconciling with those we have wronged, or who have wronged us.

Author Erwin Lutzer
Isbn 0307564053
Genre Religion
Year 2012-06-20
Pages 96
Language English
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“This book is a treasure of biblical wisdom . . .” —Dr. R. C. Sproul, founder, Ligonier Ministries Can I judge without being judgmental? We live in a world that tolerates everything but judgment. What we don’t realize is that right judgment is the key to right living. Who Are You To Judge? is Lutzer’s word to a culture that hates being told how to live and to a church called to purity. After explaining the difference between judging and being judgmental, Lutzer guides Christians in discerning various critical issues, including miracles, matters of doctrine, and godly engagement with entertainment and culture. With a passion for biblical truth and intolerance for lies, Lutzer is compelling and gut-honest. Who Are You to Judge? calls us to not only embrace the truth, but also to live according to it, speaking the truth in love to a world so desperately in need of both.

Author Erwin W. Lutzer
Isbn 0802493297
Genre Religion
Year 2015-12-15
Pages 240
Language English
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Walk through the gospel records of the “bold confrontations” of Jesus and discover how to use your newfound knowledge of the person of Jesus to defend the biblical truth of the Christian faith. Do you have any idea who Jesus really is? “What you think of Jesus Christ will thoroughly color how you think about everything else,” writes John MacArthur. This is a critical truth in the life of every believer. Your view of Jesus affects the way you view God, the world, and every one of your decisions. These days, Jesus is often portrayed as a pacifist, a philanthropist, or a docile teacher. He strikes a plastic--and sometimes pathetic--pose in the minds of many. Some prefer the meek and mild Jesus who heals the sick, calms fears, and speaks of peace and goodwill. These things do represent a portion of the Messiah. But tragically, too many have never been exposed to the rest of him. They have never seen a full 360-degree view of the Savior. His boldness in the face of confrontation and why that matters. Until now. Abridged from his classic bestseller, The Jesus You Can’t Ignore, Jesus Unleashed takes a revealing walk through the gospel records. Like an investigative journalist on a mission, author and teacher John MacArthur shows you a remarkable and compelling picture of Jesus unleashed.

Author John F. MacArthur
Isbn 0785243011
Genre Religion
Year 2021-07-13
Pages 160
Language English
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Islam is on the rise all over the West, including America. In this compelling new book, bestselling author Erwin Lutzer urges Christians to see this as both an opportunity to share the gospel and a reason for concern. We have now reached a tipping point—the spread of Islam is rapidly altering the way we live. These changes are cause for alarm, for they endanger our freedoms of speech and religion. At the same time, this opens an incredible door of ministry for Christians, for Muslims normally do not have access to the gospel in their own lands. In The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent, readers will discover helpful answers to these questions and more: How does Islam’s growing influence affect me personally? In what ways are our freedoms of speech and religion in danger? How can I extend Christ’s love to Muslims around me? A sensitive, responsible, and highly informative must-read!

Author Erwin W. Lutzer
Isbn 0736951334
Genre Religion
Year 2013-02-01
Pages 256
Language English
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Understand where we came from. Whether you're an avid student of the Bible or a skeptic of its relevance, The Book That Made Your World will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization. Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium. From politics and science, to academia and technology, the Bible's sacred copy became the key that unlocked the Western mind. Through Mangalwadi's wide-ranging and fascinating investigation, you'll discover: What triggered the West's passion for scientific, medical, and technological advancement How the biblical notion of human dignity informs the West's social structure and how it intersects with other worldviews How the Bible created a fertile ground for women to find social and economic empowerment How the Bible has uniquely equipped the West to cultivate compassion, human rights, prosperity, and strong families The role of the Bible in the transformation of education How the modern literary notion of a hero has been shaped by the Bible's archetypal protagonist Journey with Mangalwadi as he examines the origins of a civilization's greatness and the misguided beliefs that threaten to unravel its progress. Learn how the Bible transformed the social, political, and religious institutions that have sustained Western culture for the past millennium, and discover how secular corruption endangers the stability and longevity of Western civilization. Endorsements: “This is an extremely significant piece of work with huge global implications. Vishal brings a timely message.” (Ravi Zacharias, author, Walking from East to West and Beyond Opinion) “In polite society, the mere mention of the Bible often introduces a certain measure of anxiety. A serious discussion on the Bible can bring outright contempt. Therefore, it is most refreshing to encounter this engaging and informed assessment of the Bible’s profound impact on the modern world. Where Bloom laments the closing of the American mind, Mangalwadi brings a refreshing optimism.” (Stanley Mattson, founder and president, C. S. Lewis Foundation) “Vishal Mangalwadi recounts history in very broad strokes, always using his cross-cultural perspectives for highlighting the many benefits of biblical principles in shaping civilization.” (George Marsden, professor, University of Notre Dame; author, Fundamentalism and American Culture)

Author Vishal Mangalwadi
Isbn 1595554009
Genre Religion
Year 2012-10-24
Pages 464
Language English
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Does God exist? If He does, is it possible to know Him? How you answer these two questions defines how you see the world. Author and pastor Skip Heitzig once wrestled with these questions himself. As he studied the Bible alongside science and philosophy, he grew confident that the answers to both are a resounding yes! In Biography of God, he shares the intricacies of what the Bible reveals about God’s character and His plans. As Skip helps you recognize and remove the limits you may have placed on your idea of who God is, you’ll gain a better understanding of the… omnipotence, paradoxes, and mystery central to God’s being true nature of the Holy Trinity life-changing hope that comes with believing God is who He says He is Whether you’re a longtime believer or you’re still looking for answers about faith, Biography of God will help you transform your acknowledgment to trust in the God in the Bible, and ignite your passion to know Him more intimately.

Author Skip Heitzig
Isbn 0736977740
Genre Religion
Year 2020-10-13
Pages 304
Language English
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When a women receives an unexpected positive pregnancy test, abortion often seems like the best or only option for a fulfilling future. Unplanned Grace beautifully challenges that myth, equipping readers to support abortion-vulnerable women with love that values life in every way. Writing for the nonprofit organization Save the Storks, Natasha and Brittany draw on personal interviews, inspiring stories, and eye-opening facts to help readers understand: How economics, relationships, and health affect a woman's pregnancy decision The value of having empathy for women facing unplanned pregnancies The enormous potential churches have to support women in crisis Writing not just from a "pro-birth" perspective but from a "pro-abundant life" prospective, Unplanned Grace is an ideal resource for churches and individuals who want to make a difference in the pro-life movement.

Author Brittany Smith,Natasha Smith
Isbn 0830782125
Genre Religion
Year 2021-09-01
Pages 224
Language English
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The America you thought you knew is gone. No longer is this a nation based on godly principles and morality. America is following its leaders willingly into economic, moral, and political decline. What are Christians to do? Erwin Lutzer offers hope and a challenge to Christians. It is not time to despair even as we face these difficult realities. Two thousand years of church history are behind us to show that the church does not need freedom or ease in order to be faithful. God’s calling on His people can be fulfilled no matter what. Dr. Lutzer calls Christians to be agents of change in these increasingly secular times, and he offers hope and direction. As the nation morphs, Christians are called to adjust, to be faithful ambassadors for Christ in a country where many are turning away from Him.

Author Erwin W. Lutzer
Isbn 0802489486
Genre Religion
Year 2013-01-16
Pages 64
Language English
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AMERICA IS AT A CROSSROADS. The fight for our faith, family, and future is NOT OPTIONAL. Anxiety, depression, and suicide are at all-time highs. Divorce is prevalent. Children are growing up without fathers in the home, and the family unit as a whole is suffering. Dr. Tim Clinton, one of America’s leading voices on faith and mental health, sounds the call for people around the country to step into the moment and rise up to focus on the future of America. What does the future hold for America? Will the current and coming cultural battles ultimately destroy or preserve our freedoms? From the president of the American Association of Christian Counselors Dr. Tim Clinton, an eminent American counselor and associate of Dr. James Dobson, believes this moment in American history is a reprieve. It is a moment to take stock. We must know the season we are in, maximize our opportunities, and ready ourselves for the cultural battles that are sure to befall us. It is a moment to prepare. It is a moment to focus on the future. And it starts with you! The future is bright, the victories are destined, and great things await the faithful who prepare. THE FUTURE, ANCHORED IN CHANGE AND HOPE, BELONGS TO THOSE WHO WILL STEP UP AND INTO THE MOMENT…NOW. FOREWORD BY DR. GARY CHAPMAN Best-selling author of The 5 Love Languages

Author Tim Clinton
Isbn 1629997358
Genre Religion
Year 2021-10-05
Pages 224
Language English
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For many Americans the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was the first time they had considered Islam. Were the terrorists motivated by the true dictates of their religion, or had they hijacked Islam as well as the planes in a political cause unrelated to the teachings of Muhammad? Christianity, Islam, and Atheism argues that Islam is a religion of conquest and subjugation and that in spite of 9 /11 and thousands of other terrorist attacks throughout the world, many in the West still do not know or admit this because it conflicts with their multiculturalism and their belief in the equivalence of all cultures and religions. To meet the challenge from Islam, Christians need to know more about the important differences between Islam and Christianity, yet many have been lulled into complacency by the misleading and largely unexamined assumption that the two religions are similar. The time that Christians spend in pursuing common ground is time that Islamic activists will use to press their radical agenda. In addition to challenging both the multicultural and common-ground approaches, William Kilpatrick also exposes the role played by atheists and secularists in advancing Islam. Despite paying lip service to freedom, radical secularists serve as enablers of radical Islam. The civil liberties that the West enjoys are the fruit of Christian civilization, Kilpatrick argues, and only a reawakened Christianity can defend them against Islam's advance.

Author William Kilpatrick
Isbn 1681490978
Genre Religion
Year 2015-10-30
Pages N.A
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Reggie Dabbs and John Driver--a Black man and a white man, and longtime friends--engage in a respectful, challenging exploration of racism in America, including how Black and white Christians can come together to fight the sin of racism within our hearts and our churches. White privilege. Black Lives Matter. George Floyd. When it comes to racism in America, many of us feel confused, overwhelmed, angry--and eager to know how to engage in meaningful, action-oriented conversation about such a difficult topic. In Not So Black and White, public school communicator and internationally acclaimed speaker Reggie Dabbs and pastor John Driver team up to offer a hope-filled, convicting, inspiring look at how to be anti-racist in America today. Through Reggie and John's honest conversations, you will: Hear the stories of fellow believers who have found ways to reach across the racial barrier with humility, empathy, and forgiveness Understand a simple yet robust history of racism in America and in the church, including its role in systems, policies, and individual actions Discover fully biblical yet culturally wise responses to the challenges of racism in yourself, your community, and your church Come away with fresh thought processes and practical steps for what you can do to think rightly and engage bravely in conversations and actions to end racism Not So Black and White is a compelling resource for pastors, teachers, and community leaders who want to read about issues of racism from a biblical and a historical perspective. For readers of all denominations and backgrounds, Not So Black and White equips us to engage together in the intentional work of dismantling racism, just as the gospel calls us to do.

Author Reggie Dabbs,John Driver
Isbn 031036342X
Genre Religion
Year 2021-10-12
Pages 288
Language English
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Every Christian longs for a better and more intimate prayer life. And one of the most effective ways to grow more powerful in prayer is to learn from the prayers of others. In this way they discover new ways to pray—new requests, concerns, and thanksgivings they can bring to God's throne of grace. That's what makes Covering Your Life in Prayer so special. It's an opportunity to "listen in" to a wide variety of personal and heartwarming prayers—prayers for... personal peace and faithfulness in difficult situations wisdom when making tough decisions a better understanding of our place in God's plans a willingness to cease struggling and let God be God God's work in the lives of both loved ones and unsaved friends Readers will find this a wonderful resource for expanding their prayer horizons and enriching their relationship with God.

Author Erwin W. Lutzer
Isbn 0736953280
Genre Religion
Year 2013-09-01
Pages 160
Language English
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