Parenting with Humility. We often realise that we learn as much from our children as they learn from us. So why don’t parents approach the task of child-rearing as a learning experience, rather than a mandate to make sure their kids succeed in life? To reduce the pressure and enjoy greater closeness in your family, turn your parenting upside-down by allowing God to use your children to help you grow up.
Imagine what would happen if you began to prize what you’re being taught by your children’s quirks, failures, and normal childhood dilemmas, rather than worrying about whether you’re doing everything right as a parent. Now you can let go of the pressure to make sure your children succeed, and instead learn to grow into spiritual maturity by listening to your children.
Love is what holds all things together, it’s what we’re looking for, it’s what we all need and it’s what we must learn how to give. But loving people is hard. Our neighbours, friends, kids, spouses and even our enemies require a relentless, self-giving demonstration of love that only God can produce within us.
Taking his cues from the perseverance and faithfulness portrayed in the book of Ruth, best-selling author Paul Miller sheds light on a biblical portrait of love that is sure to give us hope and transform our souls.
Here is the help we need to embrace relationship, endure rejection, cultivate community and reach out to even the most unlovable, as we discover the power to live a loving life.
It is commonly thought in secular society that the Bible is one of the greatest hindrances to doing justice. Isn’t it full of regressive views? Didn’t it condone slavery? Why look to the Bible for guidance on how to have a more just society? But Keller sees it another way.
In Generous Justice, Keller explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice. He offers a new understanding of modern justice and human rights. Here is a book for believers who find the Bible a trustworthy guide, as well as those who suspect that Christianity is a regressive influence in the world.
None of us escapes the heartache and disappointments of life. To live is to hurt, and we all have the wounds to prove it. Regardless of how we’ve been hurt, we all face a common question: What should we do with our pain? Should we stoically ignore it? Should we just “get over it”? Should we optimistically hope that everything will work out in the end?
If we fail to respond appropriately to the wounds that life and relationships inflict, our pain will be wasted; it will numb us or destroy us. But suffering doesn’t have to mangle our hearts and rob us of joy. It can, instead, lead us to life–if we know the path to healing.
Healing is not the resolution of our past; it is the use of our past to draw us into deeper relationship with God and his purposes for our lives. If you’re ready to shape a future characterized by love, service, and joy, now is the time to step out onto The Healing Path.
“Theologically rich and philosophically informed, yet accessible and filled with practical wisdom. Drawing on decades of study and ministry, Every Good Endeavour may soon become one of the most important contemporary books on faith and work.” —Comment magazine
“Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbours, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians.”—Christianity Today
“What a refreshing book! If you’re tired of religious prayer games and rote prayers that stop at the ceiling or if you have suspected that God was on vacation somewhere, this book will change your life. And if you’re thinking about giving up on prayer, don’t! At least not until you’ve read this book. When you have, you’ll thank me for recommending it to you.”—Steve Brown, Professor, Reformed Theological Seminary
“A great book on prayer—biblical, practical, readable. This book will help you generate a culture of prayer in you and those around you.”—Dr. Timothy Keller, author of the New York Times best seller The Reason for God