Upper Room Disciplines 2023
Strength for Your Spiritual Journey
Center your heart and mind on God each day with The Upper Room Disciplines. Readings in this year-long devotional will awaken and strengthen your awareness of God’s presence in your daily life. Each week a different Christian thought leader offers daily meditations, scripture readings, and prayers that will help you engage God’s Word.
Based on the Revised Common Lectionary, a three-year cycle of Sunday scripture readings, Disciplines features: a focal scripture passage for each day, short daily meditations from 53 thought leaders from diverse Christian traditions, a reflection or prayer to carry with you each day, weekly scripture overviews, an index of scripture readings, and a guide to daily prayer.
Among the writers for the 2023 edition of Disciplines are Hannah Adair Bonner, Tex Sample, Barbara Brown Taylor, Elizabeth Corrie, Bishop Karen Oliveto, Richard Morgan, Chanequa Walker-Barnes, and Peter Wallace.
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SKU (ISBN): 9780835819855
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: September 2022
Publisher: Upper Room Ministries
You Are Never Alone Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)$13.99Add to cart
In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), bestselling author Max Lucado looks at the miracles of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of John. As John states, he recorded many of these signs for an express purpose: “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). John chose the stories and events from Jesus’ life that he believed would give his readers strength, empower them, lift them up, and speak life into their situations.
By the time John penned the words of his Gospel, he was an old man . . . his hair silver and skin wrinkled. He was pastoring a collection of Christ followers in the distant city of Ephesus. But he still loved to tell the story-some six decades earlier and a thousand miles removed-of when Jesus first called him to lay down his net . . . and he obeyed. The others are gone now. Peter, Andrew, James. They’ve long since followed their calls and fulfilled their missions. Only John remains, and he knows that his days are coming to an end. It is with this purpose that he takes up his pen . . . to help his readers believe and have life.
John’s record of Jesus’ miracles reassure us that we are never stuck or without hope. We are never forgotten. All the forces of heaven have been marshalled to come to our aid. A rescue mission is underway! The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. A multitude of angels and the power of Scripture. The strength of prayer and the wisdom of saints. All this, and more, are continually working together to get us out and see us through. This is the message of the miracles . . . that with God you are never alone.
Designed for use the You Are Never Alone Video Study (sold separately).
Hope Of Easter$14.99Add to cart
Lent is about more than just giving things up. It’s about preparing your heart for Jesus. Reflect in this season with The Hope of Easter.
Experience the Easter story in a fresh way with The Hope of Easter – a beautiful 40-day book of Scripture readings, featuring text from the Gospel of John in the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version. Short reflections on the Scripture, journaling prompts, and room to write your thoughts after each day’s reading allow you to reflect on Jesus’ life, sacrificial death, and resurrection during the holy season of Lent.
*Contains the majority of the text from the New International Version Gospel of John.
*Insightful reflections and prompt questions lead to a deeper personal interaction with the Easter story.
*Perfect for gift giving and solo or group study.
WayMaker : Finding The Way To The Life You’ve Always Dreamed Of$28.99Add to cart
We can trust that God, the WayMaker, is always at work creating the life of our dreams, through ways we never would have dreamed for ourselves.
In a disorienting world, with obstacle after obstacle, and the landscape of our lives shifting in ways we never expected, we can trust that as we look to our Maker, the WayMaker, our road will lead us to arrive exactly where we always hoped it would, though maybe not at all in the way we imagined. And those dreams for our lives? They can still happen-in ways only He perfectly dreamed of.
It is true: heartache, grief, suffering, obstacles, they all come in waves. There is no controlling life’s storms; there is only learning the way to walk through the waves. In WayMaker, bestselling author Ann Voskamp hands us a map that makes meaning of life, that shows the way through to the places we’ve only dreamed of reaching, by a way we never expected. Voskamp reveals how God is present in the totality of our lives, making a way:
*for the marriage that seems impossible,
*for the woman who longs for a child of her own,
*for the parents who ache for the return of their prodigal,
*for the sojourner caught between a rock and a hard place, and
*for the wayfarer who feels as though there is no way through to her dreams.
We can encounter the WayMaker in surprising ways and begin to see Him not only making poetry out of pain but working in every miraculous detail of our lives. Even now, the Way is making the way to walk through waves and into a life more deeply fulfilling than our wildest dreams.
All Of Creation$16.99Add to cart
From conservation to protecting endangered species to sustainable living, All of Creation offers young readers accessible and fascinating information on the challenges our planet faces and practical ways we can care for the magnificent world around us.
Drawing on science and Scripture, this hope-filled and kid-friendly guide to planet Earth addresses our most pressing questions about caring for and respecting God’s world, such as:
*What are the biggest challenges our planet faces, and what impact do they have on our lives?
*What guidance does the Bible offer to help us navigate environmental issues such as pollution, food shortages, and deforestation?
*What simple choices can we make to help restore and protect God’s creation?
Gorgeously detailed illustrations throughout highlight the beauty of the natural world, while practical tips and activities at the end of each chapter show how we can become better stewards of the Earth and support efforts that make a positive difference in the world.
All of Creation is ideal for:
*Readers ages 8-12 who are interested in conservation and the environment
*Young people who want to get involved but don’t know where to start
*Gift-giving occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, Easter, and other holida