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Q&A with Jeanne Nigro Part 1

JeanneNigro.jpgI was prompted to write UNSHAKEN as a result of my own experience of the paralysis that occurs over fear of the end times, as well as my observation that I was not alone in this fear. Many others are experiencing it as well! What made this fear even more unsettling for me, was that I had been teaching others about fear for years and thought it couldn’t happen to me! However, when it came to the end times, none of what I knew about dealing with fear seemed to apply. This began a process where the Lord showed me a lot about fear of the uncertain end times, and the lies I was believing about myself and about God that were fueling the fear. After He showed me how to use our spiritual weapons of warfare to combat these lies, He then began to reveal to me His heart for the end times and the Millennium to come. It was through that experience that I have been compelled to share those truths so that others can be liberated from their fears and experience an exciting and fulfilling partnership with God, regardless of the times!” Jeanne Nigro

* What makes Unshaken different from other books that address the end times, or these last days?

Most of us realize that there are significant theological differences within the body of believers concerning the last days and when certain events will occur. I didn’t want to focus on those differences that divide. I am more interested in preparing people spiritually not only for that time to come, but for what God is calling them to do now, and how they can experience intimacy with Him no matter what is going on around them.

The truths that I share will be helpful to people regardless of their end times theology or eschatology, as they provide practical, relevant action steps that will transform their lives. Also, UNSHAKEN is unique from other books in that it integrates the anchors of intimacy with God, the Millennium, Millennial Temple, and the Biblical Feasts into what we need to stand strong and unshaken lights for God in these uncertain end times.

* You state that intimacy with God is a key factor in our ability to stand amidst uncertainty. Why is that so important?

To begin with, intimacy with God is our primary purpose in life. He created us for relationship, and our relationship with Him is the only thing that cannot be taken away from us. Who He is and how He sees us is the only thing in life that cannot change. It is through our intimate fellowship with Him that we are protected from deception, a trademark of the last days, and through which we are empowered to stand against persecution and oftentimes frightening, opposing forces. His strength is perfect, and it is critical that we walk closely with Him to be able to draw from that strength.

* You provide some practical steps to achieving intimacy with God and drawing from the game of football, break them down in to offensive and defensive categories. How can we be proactive or on the offense in growing in our intimacy with God?

I go into great detail in the book, but the short answer is found in learning to dwell with Him in the daily moment by moment, focusing throughout the day on who He is, how He sees you, and what He’s done for you. An essential component of this is learning to connect with the many facets of His heart. For example, what is God’s heart toward you, for healing your heart? What is His heart toward others? What is His heart toward the end times, the Millennium, the Millennial Temple, and the Biblical Feasts? As you connect with these facets of His heart, you grow in intimacy with Him and you stand strong in uncertain times.

For more information visit www.JeanneNigro.com

Pray, Fast, Vote

IGWT-TMlogo-bannerIn an unprecedented partnership, a coalition of Christian television broadcasters is calling Americans to place their trust, and their vote, in God. To deliver their message, In God We Trust, a one-hour special (a 30-minute version is also available) will run on networks across the nation. The message is simple, powerful, and universal, crossing racial, political and socio-economic lines. It is time for God’s people to pray, to fast for wisdom, and then to vote for the candidates of their choice in the upcoming election this fall. Facing the stark reality that over 27 million registered Christian voters did not vote in the 2012 election, these leaders believe that a responsible turn-out of Christian voters this November will pave the way of hope for our nation and a return to the Christian principles on which it was founded.

In God We Trust viewers will be provided the opportunity to sign an online In God We Trust proclamation, pledging to pray, to fast, to vote and to place their trust in Divine Providence. A downloadable e-version of the devotional In God We Trust 21 Day Action Plan will be available to guide participants through 21 days of prayer and fasting for the nation.

This television special is spearheaded by Don Black, president and CEO of Cornerstone Network, along with other ministry broadcasting partners including Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas and Pathway to Victory TV and radio program, Andrew Wommack, founder and president of Andrew Wommack Ministries and host of The Gospel Truth TV program. Also adding their voices are Joyce Meyer, founder and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries and host of Enjoying Everyday Life, Perry Stone, founder and CEO of Perry Stone Ministries-Voice of Evangelism/OCI and host of Manna-Fest TV show, Henry Fernandez, founder of Henry Fernandez Ministries and senior pastor of The Faith Center, and Gordon Robertson, CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network.

“Most American Christians will agree that we have drifted far from our Judeo-Christian values and face perilous times as a result,” states Black. “We simply believe that, election or not, it is time to take our country back to our roots and to faith in Jehovah God. The upcoming election provides us an opportunity to begin that process.”

The special, hosted by Kristi Watts a former co-host of The 700 Club, will begin airing on Labor Day and continue up to the election. The program will air in various lengths on Cornerstone and other participating networks as well.

America is hurting and needs a miracle. In God We Trust aims to inspire millions of Christian Americans to exercise their authority in electing our next leaders and to petition Almighty God for His Divine mercy to sweep this great nation with a fresh move of His Spirit.

For more information please visit www.InGodWeTrust.tv

Hope.

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.                      

– Jeremiah 31:13b

MorningThe causes for grief are many, and none more heartbreaking than the death of a loved one. The Hope in the Mourning Bible shares solace and support to anyone whose world has been shattered by the loss of someone they loved, whose faith has been shaken or whose strength has been spent. The NIV Bible features:

Though grief will surely come in the course of one’s lifetime, those who know God are challenged in his word “not to grieve as others, as those who have no hope” and to encourage each other with the truth that someday “we will be with the Lord forever.” The NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible gently guides the reader through the grieving process and assures the believer that joy will return and spring will, without a doubt, come again.

Hope in the MourningNIV Hope in the Mourning Bible
Zondervan
March 2014 Timothy Beals, devotional editor
ISBN-13: 9780310422914   $34.99

Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI.  For additional information, please visit http://zondervan.com

Hope in the Mourning

Hope in the MourningGrief is an inevitability of life. Yet, in times of grief and despair, God reveals himself and his promises for a better tomorrow. Nothing can minister as deeply to those who are mourning as the counsel and comfort of God’s word. Now, the NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible by Zondervan (March 2014) adds another layer of hope to anyone wrestling through the darkest days of life.

The new devotional Bible pairs the wisdom of God’s word with insights, testimonies and encouragement from writers who are themselves intimately acquainted with the journey of grief. The sensitive collection of devotions emphasizes the love of the Father for his children and provides heavy duty consolation to those who are hurting, no matter the reason.

The causes for grief are many, and none more heartbreaking than the death of a loved one. The Hope in the Mourning Bible shares solace and support to anyone whose world has been shattered by the loss of someone they loved, whose faith has been shaken or whose strength has been spent. The NIV Bible features:

  • the full text of the Bible, New International Version
  • devotions written by and for those who have suffered loss
  • “Heart Whispers,” passionate prayers for use by those who grieve
  • “Mourning Moments,” stirring reflection questions to promote healing
  • “Drink Deeply,” soothing song lyrics for meditation and journaling
  • a beautifully serene hardcover design
  • a biography of each devotional author
  • a prayer appendix featuring 52 prayers based on Psalms
  • a resource page for those seeking additional help

NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible
Zondervan
March 2014 Timothy Beals, devotional editor
ISBN-13: 9780310422914   $34.99

Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI.  For additional information, please visit http://zondervan.com

Beatup but NOT Brokendown

NIV Ragamuffin Bible

Meditations for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Brokenhearted

>> By the late Brennan Manning

Brennan ManningA recovering alcoholic and former Franciscan priest, Manning’s spiritual journey took him down a variety of paths, all of them leading to the profound reality of God’s irresistible grace. “My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ, and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it,” Manning writes. He spent the last forty years of his life helping others to find their own identity in the tenderness of Jesus Christ.

The Ragamuffin Bible is intended for anyone who is not living in the fullness of God’s amazing grace, including Christians whose growth has been stunted by a toxic diet of grace mixed with law. The Bible features:

  • an introduction by Brennan Manning, the “original ragamuffin”
  • the complete text of the Holy Bible, New International Version
  • 104 devotions that guide the reader into a deeper connection to God and His word
  • 250 reflections that help the reader understand what it means to be a child of God
  • quotes that offer the reader thoughtful insights into God’s kingdom
  • note pages at the end of each book in the Bible

As a writer, Brennan Manning is best known as the author of the contemporary classic, The Ragamuffin Gospel. He wrote many other influential and popular books, including Abba’s Child, Ruthless Trust, The Importance of Being Foolish, Patched Together, The Furious Longing of God, The Parable of Willie Juan and his final book, All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir.

“The NIV Ragamuffin Bible is good news for every ragamuffin – the one who sleeps on the park bench or the one who sleeps in the church pew. Both have a spot in the Kingdom of God,” says Brown.

NIV BibleThe NIV Ragamuffin Bible

Zondervan

November 2013 | $34.99

 
Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI.  For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com

Zondervan’s New NIV Ragamuffin Bible Highlights Writings of Beloved Master Storyteller, the late Brennan Manning

NIV Ragamuffin Bible

Meditations for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Brokenhearted

>> By the late Brennan Manning

NIV BibleMany come to God feeling like ragamuffins – unworthy and unlovable. Zondervan’s new NIV Ragamuffin Bible: Meditations for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up and Brokenhearted (November 2013) is a reminder to the ragamuffin in everyone that they are still God’s beloved, no matter what they’ve done. Everyone needs grace, for ourselves and even the person who sits next to us at work, at church or on the bus. Excerpts from the life’s work of the late Brennan Manning, who passed away in April 2013, are the heart and soul of the Ragamuffin Bible. Zondervan’s immediate plans include partnering with ministry organizations and marketplace leaders in key cities to get samples of the Bible (the books of Psalms and Matthew available for free download on www.ragamuffinbible.com ) into the hands of the undervalued and the overlooked in homeless shelters, halfway houses and health clinics, etc. The e-version of the full bible is available for only $4.99 during December.

“Manning has inspired artists, poets, musicians and the ragamuffin body of Christ for decades. We are thrilled to share his wisdom and influence on the pages of this new devotional Bible,” says Chip Brown, Senior VP of Zondervan. “On the subject of grace, Manning has no equal. His words can be unsettling at times, but they are always penetrating and deserve to be quoted again and again. That’s exactly what the Ragamuffin Bible does.”

Perhaps no one welcomes the message of grace more than the marginalized of society. Yet we each desperately need it. Many accept the gift of God’s unconditional love and grace, in theory, but can’t seem to apply it in their daily lives. They beat themselves up over their own failures and pull away from God because they subconsciously believe he tallies their defects and hangs his head in disappointment. Pairing the text of the most popular English Bible translation in the world with the writings of one of the most respected authors and scholars of the last century, the NIV Ragamuffin Bible offers a collection of Manning’s raw, painfully honest, yet grace-filled devotions, meditations, and reflections of his journey limping back – like the prodigal son – to his overjoyed father.

NIV Ragamuffin Bible

Meditations for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Brokenhearted

Zondervan

Price:   $49.99