Christian Books

Even When Bad Things Happen, God is Good: Trusting in God When it Hurts the Most by Leary Bonnett (Free Book June 27, 2014)

Even When Bad Things Happen, God is Good: Trusting in God When it Hurts the Most

 

 March 19, 2013

Why?

Why do bad things happen if God is so good? The answer is within these pages.

Even When Bad Things Happen, God Is Good addresses the age-old philosophical question: Why is there tribulation in the world if God is good?

Along with other classics addressing this perplexing question such as The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis and The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen, Dr. Leary E. Bonnett sensitively explores this very common question with the skill and spiritual experience of a person deeply committed to helping you learn to trust God in every circumstance.

Reshaping the way you think, act, and react to problems impacting your life empowers you to be in control—under God’s grace and mercy. Everyone experiences adversity at some time along life’s journey, but when you have concrete steps showing you how to partner with God, you can unshackle yourself from the throes of troubles.

You will be inspired to live a more meaningful life, in thought and deed, and make God a personal reality in your life—starting today!

Najila: A Novel by C. J. Illinik (Free Book July 25, 2014)

Najila: A Novel

From the Back Cover
From the day she is born in Baghdad, Najila’s life is defined by conflict. Her mother a Muslim and her father the Greek Orthodox Byzantine ambassador to Persia, she must one day choose between their beliefs.

When her father dies in a tragic accident, seventeen-year-old Najila inherits his estate—Hawks Hill in Constantinople—and something far more precious: his beautiful silver and amber cross. After her father’s death, a bitter and grieving Najila leaves her home behind and sets out to claim her inheritance in Constantinople, a new and unfamiliar city where she finds many surprises waiting for her: an enemy, romance, and a new life.

Leaving behind all she has ever known, Najila will be forever changed by Hawks Hill and her father’s beloved cross as they push her to discover herself and finally come to terms with her faith.

“At times I had chills running up and down my arms, and there were other periods when I fought tears. My interest did not once falter.”

—Patricia Collins
Author, Embers of Life

C. J. Illinik lives in a scenic town nestled in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades. For many years, C. J. and her husband bred and showed Appaloosa horses, much like the spotted horses mentioned in Najila. As a retired college art instructor, C. J. still finds time to draw, paint, and dabble in photography.

About the Author
C. J. Illinik lives in a scenic town nestled into the foothills of the Oregon Cascades. For many years, C. J. bred and showed Appaloosa horses, much like the horses in Najila. As a retired college art instructor, C. J. still finds time to draw, paint, and dabble in photography.

Real Peace: Freedom and Conscience in the Christian Life by Warren W. Wiersbe (Free Book June 25, 2014)

Real Peace: Freedom and Conscience in the Christian Life

Publication Date: March 1, 2003
In Real Peace, Warren Wiersbe’s practical, Scripture-based teaching helps Christians develop a life of peace and freedom. A combination of two Wiersbe classics, Enjoy Your Freedom and Meet Your Conscience, it shows why true freedom does not come from living as we wish, but from living in relationship to God. Wiersbe also shows how, in Christ, readers can receive freedom from sin, the law, and material things, and become all that God intended them to be.
Real Peace explores conscience as a gift from God that helps guard our freedom, approving when we do right and convicting when we do wrong. Wiersbe examines the different types of consciences and explains how a conscience not exercised by obedience to God’s Word will gradually become unreliable. Informative and compelling, this guide will delight Wiersbe fans and anyone looking for a vibrant and accessible definition of freedom and peace.

Appleseeds by Betty Huizenga (Free Book)

Appleseeds (Apples of Gold Series)

You are important to God – so important that He wants you to be all you can be for Him!

Girls — Have you ever wished you had an older woman–someone besides mom–to talk to about important things? Do you sometimes find it hard to understand what God is saying in His Word, the Bible? Would you like to feel more comfortable in social settings like fancy dinner parties? Do you like to have fun? Appleseeds is for YOU!

Moms — Do you sometimes wonder what your pre-teen is thinking? Do you wish for an older woman’s advice? Would you like help in developing your daughter’s self image and social skills? Have you longed for a Bible study that was uniquely crafted to teach your daughter about God? Would you like to spend some time having fun with your daughter? Appleseeds is for YOU!

Appleseeds is a unique mentoring program for girls ages 9 to 12. The purpose of Appleseeds is to teach young girls how important they are to God, to their family and to others around them. They will learn that they are created in the image of God, that they are valuable to God and others. Like Apples of Gold, Appleseed classes are held in Homes with ‘Grammy’ mentors teaching the Bible lesson. Moms of the girls will come to help with the etiquette and craft sessions. They will be taught that serving God and others is a high calling, and hopefully, everyone will have lots of FUN in the process.