Eleven-year-old Jack's ordinary life is upended when mysterious creatures attack his hometown and he is whisked into a fantastical adventure filled with danger at every turn.
Jack learns that most live in a shadow of the world, their vision blinded by invisible scales that have covered human eyes since the beginning of time. But the Awakened experience the world as it truly is, where war rages between good and evil—and Jack is at the heart of it. The Awakened are searching for The Child of Prophesy who will both save the world and destroy it. When Jack joins in their epic battle he must learn to trust his friends and face his fears if he is to make his life count.
The Assassin is closing in. Just as Jack and his friend Alexia discover what it means to be the Children of Prophecy, they each face the test of a lifetime. For Jack it is a question of trust; for Alexia, of loyalty. Everything rests on their making the right choices, and on the completion of their missions. The Assassin is determined they will fail, and that they will either join him or be destroyed. It will take all the Author’s forces, the special gifts they each have, and the help of their friends Arthur and Mrs. Dumphrey to overcome. But when the enemy makes a key move, and an important quest proves difficult, the prophecy that they will both destroy and save the world seems further from coming true than ever before.
Though only three days have passed since Alexia Dreager was rescued from the City of Shadows, the world has become a far more dangerous place. The choice is being made, the Author or the Assassin. The Final Battle has begun and nothing on earth will be able to stand aside. Every human and animal, every rock and tree, the earth, air and gravity itself is making the choice, good or evil. Throughout the world, Oases and Quagmires are forming. Oases are gathering places for followers of the Author, whereas Quagmires are expanses of immense evil where the Assassin’s hordes prepare for the final destruction of the Awakened.
In the epic conclusion to the Jack Staples trilogy, the Children of Prophecy will stand before the Assassin one last time and both children will be forced to make an impossible choice. The prophecy says their decision will both destroy and save the world.
Joel N. Clark’s heart-pounding, tear-jerking, laugh-out-loud stories didn’t happen by accident. His life of adventure ignited when he embraced the journey God had planned for him—the story God wants to tell through each one of us. With interactive film clips and personal interviews, Joel invites you into the story Jesus is telling in the middle of the orphan crisis in Africa, the heart-rending tragedy that followed the Haiti earthquake, as well as his own quirky and very real love story. As you meet the characters who have shaped Joel’s journey, you’ll see Jesus through the tears of a young slave in Africa and witness intimate conversations with child soldiers in Haiti and youth group kids in South Africa. And you’ll be challenged to enter a God-adventure of your own. Because, according to Clark, another person’s experiences are never enough. Your unique passions, gifts and circumstances are calling you to live big and say yes. What part of the unfolding story is Jesus longing to tell through you? It’s time to do it … for the story.
Get ready to enter a hidden door that opens to a world saturated in God’s love. If you’ve been around Christian circles long enough, you have heard the phrase, “child of God.” As believers, we use language like this all the time describing our relationship with the Father—but do we really know what it means?
What would happen if we actually lived out the relationship and reality we talked, preached, and sang about? Easy. We would change the world.
The roadblock preventing us from stepping into our identities as sons and daughters of God is not lack of discipline, resources, or creative ideas. We have all of this?…so what’s missing?
To discover who you are, first, you must know Who the Father is and what He’s like. Prone to Love is your manual to discovering an always-good Father and His love for you.
"Prone to Love is a straightforward and disarming, a breath of fresh air!" --Bonnie Chavda, Founder and Pastor of All Nations Church
"An irresistable journey into transforming love." Mark Batterson, Author of The Circle Maker and pastor of National Community Church
I didn't write Free as a Leelee Bird. I wish I did, but I'm not that brilliant. You will want to read this book to your kids. Its a lifechanging story for readers of all ages.
A Story of Forgivness
Five-year-old Leelee is as free as a bird and full of joy. That is, until her best friend hurts her heart. Sad and confused, Leelee sleeps and finds in her dreams that her once free bird has become trapped in a cage of unforgiveness. Teased and mocked by her captors, the great bird never gives up hope, believing that Leelee, her hero and her heart, will be brave enough to forgive her friend and free her once again. Will Leelee find the courage to forgive?
There are many people who argue God doesn’t exist and many who argue God does. Still, millions know that, all arguments aside, what they feel in their souls is a need for God. To some, the idea of searching for God sounds as ridiculous as chasing a leprechaun to get his pot of gold. And yet few go looking for a leprechaun, while millions go on looking for God. At the heart of the Christian story—the story at the heart of The Open Table—is this basic idea: God shows up in the lives of people who search for Him.
The perfect resource for small groups, book clubs, church-wide sermon series, and personal study, Surrendered and Untamed is a four-part video series that invites you to partake in an incredible 65-day, 692-mile unsupported trek in the most hostile environment in the world. With stunning cinematography and inspiring music, you'll journey with extreme explorer Alex Harris on his monumental walk to the South Pole through bone-numbing winds and subzero temperatures.
Host Mark Batterson guides you in this adventure, drawing poignant and life-changing spiritual truths from the journey. Reminding us that when we don't have the guts to take risks, we rob God of the glory that comes with success, Mark calls us to stop playing it safe and step out in faith. God promises victory, but like Alex we must take each and every difficult step to get there.
So start living a surrendered life . . . so that you will be free to live untamed.
We all know relationships take effort and time and intentionality. Like crops from the soil, our souls, our relationships need nurturing in order to bear fruit.
In The Open Table: An Invitation to Walk with God, Don Miller and his friends have created a guide to cultivating and nurturing your soul in such a way that something can grow, something that will sustain you, namely a relationship with God.
Perfect for individual or small group use, with state-of-the-art video and powerful personal testimonies, this second installment of The Open Table is infused with humor, truth, history, and above all, honesty.