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paperback cover for Praying the Names of GodPraying the Names of God explores the primary names and titles of God in the Old Testament to reveal the deeper meanings behind them. El Shaddai, Elohim, Adonai, Abba, El Elyon—God Almighty, Mighty Creator, Lord, Father, God Most High—these are just a few of the names and titles of God that yield rich insights into his nature and character. Now in paperback. Read more.

 

 

paperback cover of Praying the Names of Jesus

Joy, peace, and power—these are only some of the gifts promised to those who trust in the name of the Lord. Praying the Names of Jesus will lead readers into a richer and more rewarding relationship with Christ by helping them to understand and pray his names on a daily basis. Now in paperback. Read more.

 

 

Wicked Women of the BibleWicked Women of the Bible tells the stories of twenty wicked and “wicked good” women in greater detail. At the end of each story, Ann provides a brief section including additional historical and cultural background as well as a brief Bible study in order to enhance the book’s appeal to both individuals and groups. Read more.

 

 

Women of the BibleBestselling, updated, and expanded devotional study, Women of the Bible, by Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda, focuses on fifty-two remarkable women in Scripture—women whose struggles to live with faith and courage are not unlike your own. Vital and deeply human, the women in this book encourage you through their failures as well as their successes. You’ll see how God acted in surprising and wonderful ways to draw them—and you—to himself. Read more.

 

Praying the Attributes of GodIn this daily guide, Ann resurrects old-fashioned words like holiness, omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. Far from boring us, these words, when excavated for their biblical meaning, paint a thrilling vision of God that can help us experience spiritual growth in a deeper way. They can also prevent us from making the colossal mistake of concluding God is too weak, distant, or uncaring to help us when we need him. Read more.

 

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Don’t we all want just a little more peace in our lives? Peace in relationships. Peace at home and at work. Peace from painful memories. Release from pressures and demands that threaten to crush us. The One Year Devotions for Women: Becoming a Woman at Peace is a chance to spend time with God every day, to breathe deeply and grab onto the kind of peace that only God can offer―a peace far richer and more satisfying than anything we can hope or imagine. Read more.

 

Finding the Peace God PromisesFinding the Peace God Promises sets our longings for peace beside God’s promise to provide it. Exploring the stories that shape us, the memories that define us, and the relationships that connect us, Ann looks for ways to help us become more peaceful. Read more.

 

 

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus’ ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him. Read more.

 

 

The Names of God: Fifty-two Bible StudiesBy studying such rich and varied names as Adonay, El Shadday, Abba, Yeshua, Lamb of God, and Prince of Peace, readers will encounter a God who is utterly holy, powerful, surprising, merciful, and loving. Read more.

 

 

 

The Tender Words of GodIn order to let the truth sink in―that God is love―Ann hunted through the Bible for the words that every person longs to hear: words of peace, protection, and mercy. Realizing her tendency to absorb the harsher words of the Bible more easily than its encouraging words, she devoted several months to reading and reflecting only on God’s tender words. Read more.

 

 

Immanuel: Praying the Names of God Through the Christmas SeasonDrawing from her bestselling books Praying the Names of God and Praying the Names of Jesus, Spangler selected six names or titles—including Immanuel, Yeshua, and Bright Morning Star. In Immanuel, you’ll discover a perfect balance of prayer, reflection, and study to help you open your heart fully to the birth of Jesus and all that it means. Read more.

 

Men of the Bible

This unique book takes a close-up look at fifty-two men in Scripture—complex flesh-and-blood characters whose strengths and weaknesses will seem strangely similar to your own. Heroes and villains, sinners and prophets, commoners and kings … their dramatic life stories provide you with a fresh perspective on the unfolding story of redemption. Read more.

 

Names of God Bible God's Word EditionOne of the best ways to get to know God on a deeper level is to know the names and titles both he and his people give to him. The Names of God Bible (God’s Word Edition) restores more than 10,000 occurrences of specific names of God–like Yahweh, El Shadday, El Elyon, and Adonay. Read more.

 

 

The Names of God Bible KJVAnyone who desires a deeper understanding of God and new insights into the Bible will cherish The Names of God Bible (King James Version Edition) as it opens a door into the Hebrew roots of the faith and the Scriptures. Read more.

 

 

 

Cover image for I Am With YouMany people feel both drawn to God and afraid of him at the same time. Is it really possible to be close to a perfect God when it seems like we are always messing up?

Fortunately, God wants us to know him better. In this daily devotional, Ann Spangler paints a thrilling vision of a God who is not only all powerful but also deeply compassionate and rich in mercy. Read more.

 

Cacover image for He's Been Faithfulrol Cymbala’s ministry in a tough inner-city neighborhood in New York can be summed up in one word: unlikely. A shy girl who struggled through school and never learned to read music, she is the last person you’d expect to stand before a packed house confidently directing The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. But Carol’s God is the God of the unlikely. This is an honest story about the struggles we all face and the power of God to help us. Read more.

 

cover of Prayer Through the Eyes of Women of the Bible, by Ann SpanglerEvery day, life brings new challenges, and every day God’s Word offers us guidance to meet them. The women of Scripture faced many of the same challenges we face today. From Hannah’s struggle with infertility to Esther’s need for courage–many of them might not have held on were it not for the power of prayer. Prayer through the Eyes of Women of the Bible includes the stories of 25 women, each demonstrating God’s faithfulness in providing strength and encouragement for the challenge at hand. Read more.

 

cover for When You Need a Miracle, by Ann SpanglerThrough stories of angelic encounters and miraculous happenings, you will be reminded that regardless of your circumstances, God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. This beautiful collection of devotions draws from two proven favorites—previously published as An Angel a Day and A Miracle a Day. Read more.

 

 

the cover image of Help, I Can't Stop Laughing!But be forewarned, once you start, you may not be able to stop! Help, I Can’t Stop Laughing! offers a collection of nonstop fun, foibles, and rib-tickling humor for those who know that laughter is the best medicine. Contributors like Barbara Johnson, Martha Bolton, Mark Lowry, Patsy Clairmont, Becky Freeman, and Chonda Pierce share their most hilarious and embarrassing moments to remind you that God’s love and a little laughter will keep you smiling no matter what curves life throws you. Read more.

 

cover of Mothers of the Bible by Ann Spangler and Jean SyswerdaChildren need the love, wisdom, and nurture that mothers are uniquely capable of giving. Mothers of the Bible can help you fulfill your own calling as a mother by offering insights from God’s Word. Exploring the lives of women in the Bible can help strengthen your faith and your effectiveness as a mother. Read more.

 

 

cover of Blessings and Promises through the eyes of Women of the Bible, by Ann SpanglerGod’s promises never fail and are everlasting. Blessings and Promises Through the Eyes of Women of the Bible will encourage you to claim those promises as you see the example of Biblical women who trusted God. Read more.

 

 

cover of Dreams and Miracles, by Ann SpanglerIf you long to experience God’s love and provision, it may be worth paying attention to your dreams. Sometimes, these middle-of-the-night dramas offer uncommon guidance and wisdom, direction for our lives we might otherwise miss.  Ann Spangler reminds us that the Bible is full of miraculous accounts of God speaking to people through dreams. Read more.

cover image of Vitamins For Your SoulIn order to survive the rigors of everyday life and thrive, our physical bodies demand rest, exercise, food, recreation, and protection. So, also does our spiritual life; our souls need refreshment, refueling, retreat, and activity, attention, care and healing. Vitamins for Your Soul provides inspiration and thought-provoking insight into the nature of the soul as well as 200 practical suggestions on how to nurture or restore spiritual vitality. Read more.