Friday, March 13, 2009

Non-fiction Recommendations

In his most powerful book since What's So Amazing about Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew, Yancey probes the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect---the very heartbeat---of your relationship with God: prayer. In theory, prayer is the essential human act, a priceless point of contact between you and the God of the universe. In practice however, prayer is often frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? explores the mysterious intersection where you and God meet and relate. Writing as a fellow pilgrim, Yancey explores the questions surrounding prayer that you may wonder about but not know how to express. Above all, Yancey shows you how to pray to a God who sees what lies ahead of you, knows what lies within you, and who invites you into an eternal partnership with Him---through prayer.

351 pages
Zondervan Publishers
Released 2006
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Want to improve your health and your chances for longevity? Don't live to eat, eat to live! Steering you away from dead, processed "Franken-food," Dr. Colbert reveals what Scripture says about food; recommends what to consume heartily, eat in moderation, or avoid entirely; and shares shopping and meal preparation tips. A nutritious serving of up-to-date advice!

192 pages
New release-2009
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From the best-selling author of Epicenter comes an up-close look at the winner-take-all battle for the hearts, minds, and souls of the people of the Middle East! Rosenberg offers incisive analysis of the radicals (followers of Jihad), reformers (followers of Jefferson), and revivalists (followers of Jesus), explaining the implications of each leader and movement.

300 pages
Tyndale House
New Release-2009
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