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Thomas, Gary (Gary Lee)

Overview
Works: 52 works in 162 publications in 5 languages and 3,629 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Prayers and devotions 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: BV4501.3, 248.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary Thomas
Sacred marriage : what if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? by Gary L Thomas( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Sacred Marriage' doesn't tell how to build a better marriage -- it shows how your marriage can help you deepen your relationship with God. From the practice of forgiveness, to the ecstasy of lovingmaking, to the history you and your spouse create together, everything about your marriage is filled with the potential for discovering and revealing Christ's character. Now with discussion questions for couples and small groups, this book may very well alter your marriage profoundly. It will most certainly change your. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God"--Page 4 of cover
Authentic faith : the power of a fire-tested life : what if life isn't meant to be perfect but we are meant to trust the One who is? by Gary Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best selling author Gary Thomas helps us sharpen our spiritual vision and fortify our commitment by examining ten disciples God uses to forge a fire-tested faith. A biblical view of these disciples can safeguard us from disillusionment when-not if-difficulties surface in our lives. Sharing scriptural insights, the wisdom of Christians through the centuries, and cogent personal observations, Thomas explores the disciplines of selflessness, waiting, suffering, persecution, social mercy, forgiveness, mourning, contentment, sacrifice, hope and fear
Won by love : Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, speaks out for the unborn as she shares her new conviction for life by Norma McCorvey( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Roe v. Wade, perhaps the most controversial United States Supreme Court decision, Norma McCorvey fought for and won the right to secure an abortion. Though she never had an abortion, under the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma reluctantly became the poster child for the pro-choice movement. Over the next two decades, Norma experienced the grief and despair of millions of women who chose to abort their babies; she witnessed the destruction of thousands of human lives in abortion clinics where she worked; and the "champion: of the pro-choice movement was soon being crushed by the weight of so much death, and so many ill-considered "choices." Finally, she began to break. She found out that the real choice she had been burdened with was not about abortion but about eternal life. It was a choice that would shock the world and change Norma's life forever
Sacred pathways : discover your soul's path to God by Gary Thomas( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some Christians effortlessly spend hours in contemplative prayer. Just being around them makes you wish you were that way. Or maybe you are that way, but others are far better at showing God's love in practical ways or courageously standing up for God's kingdom. Why can't you be like them? Maybe you weren't designed to be. In this revised and updated edition of Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas strips away the frustration of a one-size-fits-all spirituality and guides you toward a path of worship that frees you to be you. Experienced spiritual directors recognize that all of us pray differently; if your devotional times have hit a snag, perhaps it is because you're trying to follow someone else's path. This book explodes the barriers that keep Christians locked into rigid methods of worship and praise. Sacred Pathways unfolds nine distinct spiritual temperaments—their traits, strengths, and pitfalls. Illustrated with examples from the Bible and from the author's life experience, each one suggests an approach to loving God through a distinctive journey of adoration. In one or more you will see yourself and the ways you most naturally express your relationship with Jesus Christ. You'll also discover other temperaments that are not necessarily "you" but that you may wish to explore for the way they can stretch and invigorate your spiritual life. Perhaps you are a Naturalist. Prayer and praise well up within you when you're walking a forest path or drinking in a mountain's jagged beauty. Or maybe you're an Activist. Taking a stand for God's ways is your meat and drink. Whatever temperament or blend of temperaments best describes you, rest assured it's not by accident. It's by the design of a Creator who knew what he was doing when he made you according to his own unique intentions. If your spiritual walk is not what you'd like it to be, you can change that, starting here. Sacred Pathways will show you the route you were made to travel, marked by growth and filled with the riches of a close walk with God.- back of book
Sacred parenting : how raising children shapes our souls by Gary Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many books have been written about how to parent a child effectively, how to become a better parent, and how effective parenting produces better kids. But Sacred Parenting--the new book by Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage--delves into an entirely different reality: how parenting affects the parent. It explores the spiritual dynamics of parenting, and why caring for children is such an effective discipline in shaping our souls and forming the character of Christ within us. Thomas doesn't tell parents how to handle a chronically sick or rebellious child, but he does help parents find spiritual meaning behind the almost heroic care such children require. Because Sacred Parenting is not a 'how to' book, it openly admits the difficulties, struggles, and failures that often accompany parenting. And it goes on to show how God uses those trying and discouraging times to build up the parents who experience them. Parents of all children will be encouraged by the examples of how other men and women have successfully handled the challenges and occasional defeats of parenting, and will be inspired by stories that reaffirm the spiritual value of being a parent"--Publisher description
Lessons from a father to his son by John D Ashcroft( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senator Ashcroft has written an engaging book that invites the reader into a world where values, family, citizenship, and faith define life at its highest and best. With profound understanding and acute insight, Lessons from a Father to His Son will serve as a beacon of truth for this generation and generations to come
The beautiful fight : surrendering to the transforming presence of God every day of your life by Gary Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In groundbreaking book that rethinks spirtual formation, Gary Thomas argues that the contemporary church is in danger of accepting Christianity as a historical reality but not as a present power. Is the grace that pardons powerful enough to transform? Answering with a resounding yes, Thomas presents a compelling picture of what it means to be a "God oasis" in a God-forgetting world
On my honor : the beliefs that shape my life by John D Ashcroft( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the first day of his Senate confirmation hearings, John Ashcroft raised his right hand and vowed, "I swear to unhold the laws of the United States of America, so help me God." People who knew him intimately knew they could count on this. And so will others as they read On My Honor, a book that reveals Ashcroft's personal beliefs on racism, abortion, capital punishment, our judicial system, his faith in God, and more. These beliefs were not designed to answer his critics in the Senate. They are beliefs he has held for years, written when he still expected to serve a second term in the Senate. Here is an opportunity to judge this extraordinary man from his own words and deeds. As Ashcroft says, "The verdict of history is inconsequential; the verdict of eternity is what counts." On My Honor was previously published as Lessons From a Father to His Son, ISBN 07852-75401
Cherish : the one word that changes everything for your marriage by Gary Thomas( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas [believes] that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words"--Amazon.com
This is your time : make every moment count by Michael W Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeff Gordon : an unauthorized biography by Gary Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking the face of God by Gary Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lifelong love : what if marriage is about more than just staying together? by Gary Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author focuses on three key elements to having a strong marriage: an obsession with God creating a marriage that blossoms through worship, a desire to pursue a deeper kind of love, and intentionally pursuing onesness. The book guides the reader through the power shifts and seasonal mine fields that blow up many marriages, enabling a married couple to grow in love instead of disappointment
Pure pleasure : why do Christians feel so bad about feeling good? by Gary Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discover the power of guilt-free pleasure. Pleasure is a good thing. It's a powerful force that feeds your relationships, helps protect your spiritual integrity, and brings delight to our heavenly Father. Pleasure isn't something Christians should fear, shun, or disparage; itþs something we should learn to cultivate in our lives. Acclaimed spiritual growth author Gary Thomas will guide you into this way of life, which is foundational to a healthy relationship with God, with your loved ones, and with the world. Heþll show you that, for the redeemed, pleasure can be a powerful and holy force for good, leading to increased worship, spiritual strength, and renewed relationships. In this invigorating and liberating book, Gary Thomas will energize, inspire, equip, and challenge you to experience life as God meant it to be: overflowing with pleasure"--Publisher description
I will be your friend : the value of friendship for a lifetime by Michael W Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking the face of God by Gary Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holy available : what if holiness is about more than what we don't do? by Gary Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True Christian faith is a profoundly transformational experience in which every part of our being is marked by God's change and energized by his presence. This transformation takes us far beyond mere sin avoidance to a robust "full-bodied" holiness in which we make ourselves "holy available" to God every minute of the day. From Starbucks, to the office, to the soccer fields, to the boardroom, believers have the opportunity to carry the presence of Christ wherever they go. God offers the reader more than mere forgiveness; he wants to radically change and fill them with his presence, so they can experience an entirely different kind of life based not just on what they do or don't do but on who they are. Yet while many Christians today profess belief, their Christianity has no pulse. Holy Available is a manifesto of fully alive faith. Gary Thomas issues a compelling call for readers to see with Christ's eyes, feel with Christ's heart, and serve with Christ's hands. We make ourselves available to become "God oases," places of spiritual refuge where God can bring the hurting and lost to enjoy his presence and ministry
A lifelong love : how to have lasting intimacy, friendship, and purpose in your marriage by Gary Thomas( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author focuses on three key elements to having a strong marriage: an obsession with God creating a marriage that blossoms through worship, a desire to pursue a deeper kind of love, and intentionally pursuing onesness. The book guides the reader through the power shifts and seasonal mine fields that blow up many marriages, enabling a married couple to grow in love instead of disappointment
Devotions for a sacred marriage : a year of weekly devotions for couples by Gary Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirsting for God by Gary Thomas( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are you tired of trying to live on the spiritual equivalent of fast food? Promises of quick fixes and formulas for success living abound. Where can we turn for trustworthy, tried-and-true guidance into a closer walk with God? This fascinating and easy-to-read journey into the insights of Christian leaders from centuries past will help you ... set meaningful goals for your spiritual life ; overcome temptation and develop authentic holiness ; survive and even thrive in desert times. Discover what Christians throughout the ages have learned--a truly relevant Christian walk has nothing to do with fads and styles and everything to do with a life that's centered on God"--Page 4 of cover
 
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Sacred marriage : what if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?
Alternative Names
Gary L. Thomas US-amerikanischer evangelischer Theologe, Pastor, Autor und Referent

Gary Thomas (author) Amerikaans motiverende spreker

Gary Thomas conférencier

Thomas, Gary 1961-

Thomas, Gary L.

Thomas, Gary L. (Gary Lee)

Thomas, Gary Lee

Thomas, Gary Lee 1961-

Гари Томас

گری توماس

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Authentic faith : the power of a fire-tested life : what if life isn't meant to be perfect but we are meant to trust the One who is?Won by love : Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, speaks out for the unborn as she shares her new conviction for lifeSacred pathways : discover your soul's path to GodSacred parenting : how raising children shapes our soulsLessons from a father to his sonThe beautiful fight : surrendering to the transforming presence of God every day of your lifeOn my honor : the beliefs that shape my lifeThis is your time : make every moment count