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A wise, measured, and deeply passionate invitation to a Spirit-filled life
Are you trying your best to be a good Christian but still feel something’s missing? Do the peace and joy you long for seem to elude you? Does following Christ sometimes feel like a lot of work—or like it’s just not working very well?
Much has been written and spoken—and argued!—about the Holy Spirit and what it means to be filled with the Spirit. Charles Stanley cuts through the confusion and introduces you to a living Person as real and active as God the Father and Christ the Son. Through personal stories, biblical exploration, and insightful explanation, he will help you discover:
- who the Spirit is—and how to develop a relationship with Him
- who the Spirit isn’t—and how to avoid damaging misconceptions
- how being “filled” with the Spirit actually works
- what the Bible really teaches about spiritual “signs” such as speaking in tongues
- how the Spirit can increase your capacity for faith, hope, love, and personal transformation
- what it means to “hear” the Spirit’s voice
- how to make the most of your unique spiritual gifting to build up Christ’s body
- what happens when the Spirit’s power is unleashed in your workplace, your family life, your friendships, and every other area of your life
In The Spirit-Filled Life Charles Stanley reveals how to recognize and begin to live with the guiding presence of the Holy Spirit.
“God, how did I get in this mess!?”
Is that the cry of your heart? You may be in the midst of an emotional hurricane right now and wondering Can anything good come out of this situation? Or you may be stumbling through the aftermath of a physical or financial crisis, fearful that you’ll never get back on your feet.
In How to Let God Solve Your Problems, Dr. Charles Stanley demonstrates how God allows times of trial for a number of reasons:
- To turn your attention back toward Him.
- To adjust your priorities.
- To purify and prepare you for greater service.
- To better form you into His image.
- To grant you the experience of His comfort.
Whether your hardship is the result of sin, unwise choices, or simply the consequence of living in a fallen world, God still has a plan for your life. He is aware of your circumstances, He has not forgotten His promises, and He will guide you through your difficulty to victory!
Are you waiting for God to answer your prayers? Do the days, weeks and years go by without evidence that your deepest longings could ever come true? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, you are facing a common faith-building challenge in the Christian life, and this book has the guidance you need to endure victoriously.
God has very special plans for your life, and the way He most often prepares you for them is through times of directed, active, purposeful waiting. So through timeless, biblical teaching, Dr. Stanley gives you the practical wisdom you need to make the most of the delays and follow God’s lead to the blessings you long for.
With counsel for staying on track when the tunnel is getting dark, claiming God’s promises, and finding purpose in the waiting, Dr. Stanley draws on personal experience and biblical principles to offer you encouragement and guidance no matter where you are in your spiritual journey.
In times of crisis and confusion, Dr. Charles Stanley has learned the one phrase that can carry him through: "God, You are in control." The peace he has experienced in life stems from that foundational belief. In Finding Peace, Dr. Stanley shares with readers how they, too, can experience an unshakeable peace which "passes all understanding."
Filled with encouragement to lift the soul, Finding Peace offers insight on what causes us to live without God's peace in our lives, and how we can reverse course and open our hearts to receive it. Also, Stanley gives his perspective on the things that hinder peace-including the "Four Great Hallmarks of God's Peace" and "Five Essential Beliefs for a Peaceful Heart"-to put the important message of this book into concrete terms. Addressing regret, anxiety, and fear, Dr. Stanley extends hope for overcoming the obstacles that block peace with the Lord. Finally, he gives direction on learning to live a life of contentment.
We hear so much about God’s great purposes for our lives and how they are preferable to our own, but what exactly does that mean? Does the Lord really care about the course we take? Is His path really better than what we can figure out on our own? And if so, how do we discover what He desires regarding the decisions and challenges we face every day—especially when the road ahead appears so confusing?
God’s will for you doesn’t have to remain a mystery. In fact, your heavenly Father wants to reveal the plans He has for your life. In this book, Dr. Charles Stanley, beloved pastor and respected Bible teacher, teaches you how to discern what it is, see the different ways God communicates His plans, shares wisdom on how to know you’re really hearing Him, and gives specific steps to walking in God’s will for your life.
The One who saves you is worthy to lead you. And whether you’re facing a major life decision, planning for the future, or simply trying to walk with the Lord day by day, The Will of God can help you draw you closer to God and discover His awesome plan for your life.
Often the purity and the freshness of your initial experience with God becomes clouded by the daily routine of life. The clamor of other voices obscures your hearing, leavingyou confused and frustrated with your relationship with God.
How to Listen to God helps you distinguish God's voice from all the others. Dr. Charles Stanley shares personal lessons in listening and discusses:
- Why God wants to communicate with you
- How God gets your attention
- Four ways God speaks to you
- Scriptural guidelines for recognizing God's voice
- The joys and fruits from listening to God
- Ten hindrances to hearing God
Your relationship and attitude to God can be free from distortion. Learn to listen to the God who wants to speak to you.
His voice waits to be heard and, having heard it, we are launched into the greatest, most exciting adventure we could ever imagine. ?Charles Stanley
The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible delivers Dr. Stanley's cherished values to benefit every Christian in his or her life's pursuits. With more than 442,000 in print, The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible communicates the life principles Dr. Stanley has gleaned from the Word through his years of Bible teaching and pastoral ministry. The result is a Bible overflowing with practical articles, notes, and sidebars that help readers understand what the Bible has to say about lifeÆs most important questions.
- 30 Life Principles with articles throughout the Bible
- Life Lessons verse notes
- Life Examples from the people of the Bible
- Answers to Life's Questions and What the Bible Says About articles
- God's Promises for Life index to get into the Scriptures
- Book introductions
Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles
Is the third Person of the Trinity a distant mystery, a vague cosmic force?
Many believers acknowledge Him as a component of faith?but perhaps not as a reality in their daily spiritual walk. Yet the Bible is clear: the Holy Spirit is a vital, equal part of God, promised by the Father to all Christians.
In Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit, beloved pastor and Bible teacher Charles Stanley reveals the inner working of the Spirit with simple, straightforward wisdom. With this book, you can better experience this awesome gift of God as you discover:
- What holiness is?and is not
- Seven works of the Holy Spirit in your life
- Three potentials God desires you to develop
- How to remain full of the Holy Spirit
- Four great questions to ask God every day
If you are faltering, or easily fall prey to temptation, maybe you've forgotten to rely upon the power of the Holy Spirit and begun to rely only on yourself. The Christian life is meant to be increasingly dependent on His power working within you. Learn today to live in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Charles Stanley lays out 30 Life Principles that can help you become more like Christ every day. This is accomplished through the power of His Holy Spirit, and through your own diligence and discipline.
In this book, author Charles Stanley lays out 30 Life Principles that can help you in the process. You will learn: “God’s Word is an immovable anchor in times of storm,” “fight all your battles on your knees and you will win every time,” “God acts on behalf of those who wait for Him,” and much more. These principles are laid out as a study guide for use in individual devotional or group study—enough for every day of the month.
By practicing these 30 Life Principles, you will be cooperating fully with the Spirit of God, and your life will grow into the likeness of Christ.
God’s wisdom about expressing emotions.
Emotions are a gift from God, who created each of us with a capacity to feel and to express our feelings to others. For this reason, we need to know how to express our emotions in healthy ways, learn how to cope with negative emotions, direct our emotions toward good outcomes, and give voice to our feelings in order to improve communication. In Becoming Emotionally Whole, Dr. Charles Stanley reveals how regardless of where we are on the spectrum of emotional growth–from denial to full expression–we can take the necessary steps that God wants us to take to have truth and lasting emotional health.
The Charles F. Stanley Bible Study Series is a unique approach to Bible study, incorporating biblical truth, personal insights, emotional responses, and a call to action. Each study draws on Dr. Stanley’s many years of teaching the guiding principles found in God’s Word, showing how we can apply them in practical ways to every situation we face. This edition of the series has been completely revised and updated, and includes two brand-new lessons from Dr. Stanley.
Each lesson includes:
- Overview: A brief look at what is covered in the lesson
- Life’s Questions: A teaching from Dr. Stanley that unpacks the topic of the lesson
- Living the Principle: Application and Bible study questions based on the key points
- Reflection: Key takeaways to put into practice today and tomorrow
Living in today's world can be challenging as well as draining. Are you feeling troubled with the fast pace of life? Are you overwhelmed with constant demands? You can get more, and be more, by spending every day abiding in the presence of our Lord. Living more deliberately in His presence is attainable. While the cares of the world seem pressing now, we are not alone--we have lasting hope and peace in Him.
Every Day in His Presence by Charles Stanley invites readers to step into the presence of an eternal God who is bidding them to find serenity and security in Him. This uplifting 365-day devotional includes:
- Scripture with a meaningful application
- A short prayer that serves as a peaceful reminder that God is part of your life
- An "In His Presence" takeaway for thought and reflection
Charles Stanley encourages others to identify sincere contentment and gratitude and discover the reasoning for their existence. Every Day in His Presence is perfect:
- As a self-purchase or gift for anyone wanting a deeper relationship with the Lord
- For individuals searching for a positive way to start their day
- As a resource to identify daily challenges with a fresh perspective
Have you ever considered what it means to talk to God? Is it really possible to communicate with the Creator of all that exists and be able to understand His plans and purposes for your life?
Perhaps there are questions you desperately need answered. Maybe you are facing a trial that is too large or difficult to face on your own and you yearn for divine direction. Or it could be you are simply curious about what He would say to you.
In Prayer, The Ultimate Conversation, which is based on a lifetime of walking with the Father and fifty-five years of ministry founded on prayer, Dr. Charles Stanley not only teaches the disciplines of intercession but also explains how to fight life’s battles through intimate communion with the Lord. Dr. Stanley discusses how to truly know God through communication with Him.
He explores topics such as:
—Learning to recognize the sound of the Father’s voice
—Recognizing how your perception of God shapes your prayer life
—Winning your battles through prayer
—Finding true peace and joy through intimacy with the Lord
No matter what confounding questions, perplexing circumstances, or seemingly insurmountable dilemmas you are facing today, the solution to them is absolutely obvious to God—and He longs to share His answers with you. Draw closer to the Father. Get to know God by engaging with Him in Prayer, The Ultimate Conversation.