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Beginner's Guide Series (8 vols.)
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Overview

The Bible says that the ways of God are spiritually discerned, and without the Spirit of God we cannot understand him or his ways. However, how does one differentiate between the Spirit of God and demons or false prophecies? Or what is the role of fasting in the spiritual life? In the Beginner’s Guides, your favorite pastors and theologians offer practical wisdom and advice on living the Spirit-filled life. Authors such as Sam Storms, Elmer Towns, and Dutch Sheets provide insights into fasting, spiritual warfare, intercessory prayer, and more. Learn more about vibrant spiritual living through these exciting works.

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Key Features

  • Contains guidance on living in the Spirit
  • Provides works on various topics in Christian living
  • Offers wisdom from today’s most popular teachers

Product Details

Individual Titles

The Beginner’s Guide to Intercessory Prayer

  • Author: Dutch Sheets
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 208

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What is intercessory prayer? How does a person become an intercessor? When you don’t know where to begin, start with the basics! In The Beginner’s Guide to Intercessory Prayer, you’ll learn to find your motivation for prayer in the power of love by first and foremost experiencing a lasting relationship with God as Father and friend. As Dutch Sheetss lays the foundation for our motivation to pray, he teaches that our relationship with Christ doesn’t need to be complex—it can be a simple act of pure devotion. In The Beginner’s Guide to Intercessory Prayer, you will learn the 13 “P’s” of intercession, which include “priority,” “pleasure,” “plan,” and “pain,” and be challenged to practice what you have learned through the “Did You Understand” questions at the end of each chapter. Make intercessory prayer a part of your life by learning to pray effectively, by learning to pray alone and in groups, and by persisting in prayer.

Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and conference speaker. He travels extensively, empowering believers for passionate prayer and societal transformation. Dutch has pastored, taught in several colleges and seminaries, and served on the board of directors of numerous organizations. He is the author of several books, including Watchman Prayer, Intercessory Prayer, and Getting in God’s Face.

The Beginner’s Guide to Worshiping God

  • Author: Gary D. Kinnaman
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 160

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The vast majority of churches have a “worship service”—but is that all worship is, a once-a-week gathering to sing together? In The Beginner’s Guide to Worshiping God, readers will find out that Christian worship is not a service but a way of life. Worship is encountering God, learning who he is through an experience of his presence. As believers practice giving thanks and praise for all the Lord has done, they learn to love who he loves and daily do his will. This indispensable handbook shows readers how to worship in every moment of life.

Whether you are a new believer or a mature worshiper, read The Beginner’s Guide to Worshiping God and grow in your relationship with the Lord.

—Charlie LeBlanc, worship leader and songwriter, Joyful Word Ministries

Gary D. Kinnaman served as senior pastor of Word of Grace Church in Mesa, Arizona, for 25 years. He now serves as pastor-at-large, mentoring and networking church, government, and marketplace leaders serving the Phoenix area. He is the author of Leaders That Last: How Covenant Friendships Can Help Pastors Thrive.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Gift of Prophecy

  • Author: Jack Deere
  • Publisher: Chosen
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 160

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An authentic gift of prophecy: What is it? Who has it? Can you hear God’s voice for yourself? In The Beginner’s Guide to the Gift of Prophecy, Jack Deere describes the operation of the prophetic gift in the church today. He offers not only a balanced overview of the role of prophecy in the Christian community, but also practical information to help readers discern the authenticity of prophecies and learn to exercise the gift themselves. Topics covered include learning how God speaks, understanding his messages, avoiding prophetic craziness, giving prophetic messages, discerning deceptions, demons, and false prophets and growing in your prophetic gift.

Jack Deere brings practical wisdom to Christians through his teaching ministry, drawing from his experience as a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and pastor of several churches. He is dean of the extension schools in the Wagner Leadership Institute and executive director of Covenant Ministries International.

The Beginner’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare

  • Authors: Neil T. Anderson and Timothy M. Warner
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 160

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The exercise of spiritual warfare: What is it? Do you need special training? Do we need to confront evil or does God do that for us? How do we relate as believers to Satan and demons? In The Beginner’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare, Neil Anderson and Timothy Warner provide an overview of the battle between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness, which affects every one of us. First, we need to know who we are in Christ. And to help apply the victory Christ won over the enemy, this book gives basic practical instruction for obtaining ongoing victory in daily life. Topics covered include: having a biblical worldview, giving up my reluctance to be a warrior, and becoming fit for battle. Here’s how to have confidence in God that the battle has already been won, and know how to stand firm in your faith.

Neil T. Anderson is founder and president emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries. He was formerly the chairman of the Practical Theology Department at Talbot School of Theology. He holds five degrees from Talbot, Pepperdine University, and Arizona State University, and has authored several bestselling books, including The Path to Reconciliation, Victory Over the Darkness, and The Steps to Freedom in Christ.

Timothy M. Warner is currently a lecturer and seminar leader with Freedom in Christ Ministries.

The Beginner’s Guide to Hearing God

  • Author: James W. Goll
  • Publisher: Chosen
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 176

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Does God really speak today? Will he speak personally to me? If I listen, will I understand what he says? For those desiring to hear God, this book will show how anyone can both listen and speak to God. To grow in our relationship with God, we must draw near to him, trusting that he wants to speak to us personally. Find out how in The Beginner’s Guide to Hearing God. In this hands-on guide, Jim Goll clearly lays out biblical principles for listening to God with real-life illustrations that will inspire and excite readers to listen more closely with expectant hearts. Discover how to move from a hard-to-receive (HTR) position to one Goll calls easy-to-receive (ETR). Learn how to overcome personal obstacles that block God’s voice and avoid being misled by words that aren’t truly coming from him.

James W. Goll is the cofounder of Encounters Network, a ministry to the nations. Goll is a contributing editor to Kairos magazine and speaks and ministers around the world.

The Beginner’s Guide to Spiritual Gifts

  • Author: Sam Storms
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 178

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The Apostle Paul wrote, “There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit...To each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good” (1 Cor. 12:4,7). But what are these spiritual gifts? How do you know if you possess them? And, if you do, how do you use them?

In The Beginner’s Guide to Spiritual Gifts, Sam Storms will help you answer basic and foundational questions about the what, why, and how of the unique gifts God gives to each of his children. You will discover the purpose of spiritual gifts in the church and learn how to identify your special mix of gifting. In addition, you will find out how the Holy Spirit uses the supernatural manifestation of gifts to demonstrate God’s presence and power among his people.

Sam Storms has spent 39 years in ministry, and in 2008 became lead pastor for preaching and vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was visiting associate professor of theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and is the founder and president of Enjoying God Ministries in Oklahoma City. He has authored or edited 21 books, including Attributes of God, Studies in Divine Election, and Spiritual Warfare

The Beginner’s Guide to Receiving the Holy Spirit

  • Authors: Quin Sherrer and Ruthanne Garlock
  • Publisher: Chosen
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 176

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Who is the Holy Spirit? How can believers experience God’s presence? How does God work in, with, and through his followers? Many Christians have very basic questions about the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. In The Beginner’s Guide to Receiving the Holy Spirit, they will find answers to their questions and learn how to access the power and presence of God promised to all his children. Readers will discover who the Holy Spirit is and find out how he will enable them to live the abundant life Jesus promised. Plus, once they receive the Spirit, they’ll learn how to maintain a relationship with him through a lifetime of spiritual vitality!

Quin Sherrer has published many books, written for many leading Christian magazines, and received numerous awards. She’s also been a guest on more than 300 radio and television shows and is a speaker at weekend retreats for churches, women’s groups, and military congregations.

Ruthanne Garlock is an author, a Bible teacher, and president of Garlock Ministries, Inc.

The Beginner’s Guide to Fasting

  • Author: Elmer L. Towns
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 160

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In The Beginner’s Guide to Fasting, beloved teacher-theologian Elmer Towns introduces the basics to those who may have never fasted before and reviews the fundamentals for seasoned intercessors. Dr. Towns gives an overview of fasting from the Old and New Testaments and answers questions about fasting related to physical health, social interaction, spiritual warfare, and much more. The Beginner’s Guide to Fasting is an essential handbook for all who long to draw closer to God through biblical spiritual disciplines.

Elmer L. Towns is dean emeritus of the School of Religion and Theological Seminary at Liberty University, which he cofounded with Jerry Falwell in 1971. He is the author various books, including Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough, How to Pray When You Don’t Know What to Say, and What’s Right with the Church.