Life in Tension Giveaway on GoodReads.com

Purchase at: http://bit.ly/T2PNEUMA3
Purchase at: http://bit.ly/T2PNEUMA3

Book giveaway on GoodReads.com between now and October 10, 2016.

Enter now (click here) to win one of five free copies of Life in Tension: Reflections on the Beatitudes.

Giveaway link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31696658-life-in-tension

Learn more about Life in Tension at:  StephenWHiemstra.net.

 

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T2Pneuma Releases “Life in Tension” in Paperback and Kindle

Life_in_Tension_webT2Pneuma Releases “Life in Tension” in Paperback and Kindle.

CONTACT: Stephen W. Hiemstra, author, T2Pneuma Publishers LLC (T2Pneuma.com), Centreville, VA 703-973-8898 (M), T2Pneuma@gmail.com

CENTREVILLE, VA, 8/27/2016: Life in Tension: Reflections on the Beatitudes by Stephen W. Hiemstra is now available in both paperback (978–1942199045) and Kindle (978-1942199052; ASIN: B01KW0ICY8) on Amazon.com according to T2Pneuma Publishers LLC of Centreville, Virginia. Details available at T2Pneuma.com.

DISCUSSION:

When God comes into our lives, we change.

Our new identity is in Christ comes into tension with our old identity in ourselves as the Holy Spirit works in our hearts and minds. This tension arises between who we were and who God created us to be, between us and God, and between us and those around us. The Apostle Paul calls the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives sanctification.

Hear the words; Walk the steps; Experience the joy!

Life in Tension reflects on Jesus’ Beatitudes in the context of scripture.  The Beatitudes serve as an introduction to the Sermon on the Mount and lay out Jesus’ priorities in teaching his disciples. Because the sermon serves as a kind of ordination service for the Apostles, the importance of the Beatitudes for the early church, Christian spirituality, and discipleship today cannot be overstated.

Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, PhD) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, tentmaker, writer, and speaker. He lives with Maryam, his wife of 30+ years, in Centreville, VA and they have three grown children.

Key word for this book include: Christianity, spirituality, Beatitudes, Jesus, Bible, devotion, and theology.

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What people are saying …

 We live in a fallen world. It leads to life in tension, and sometimes a life full of stress. Stephen Hiemstra takes us on a needed tour of the kind of character it takes to face such a life.                                              –  Darrell L. Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary

We don’t often think of our life as one lived in tension, but as believers that’s exactly how we live. Stephen Hiemstra’s Life in Tension takes us through the Beatitudes and provides a blueprint for Christians to navigate this tension with ourselves, with the world, and with Christ.                                                                 – Sarah Hamaker, Author

The Christian life is filled with tension, paradox, and upside down requisites for obedience to the biblical text and the clarion call of God.

– Stephen Macchia, Pierce Center for Disciple-Building

Stephen Hiemstra’s Life in Tension reminds me of Bonhoeffer’s   Cost of Discipleship, because it is an earnest, personal effort to hear and follow the voice of Jesus here and now.                                                                                    – Jonathan Jenkins, Pastor

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Publicity Online for A Christian Guide to Spirituality

Available on Amazon.com
Available on Amazon.com

A Christian Guide to Spirituality is being featured in ads starting today on Facebook and Pinterest, among other places!

FaceBook:
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Pinterest:
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A Christian website:
www.SaintTherse.com.

Note that the Kindle edition will be on sale for 99 cents from August 13 through August 20.

A Christian Guide to Spirituality is available for sale online (Click here).

Una Guía Cristiana a la Espiritualidad se vende por la red aqui (Click here).

My thanks to Fiverr:  http://share.fiverr.com/5ffjbrwt204.

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Cuaresma Venta, Lenten Sale

Una Guia Cristina a la Espiritualidad cubierta
Una Guia Cristina a la Espiritualidad cubierta

Lent is a reflective time when we anticipate the coming of Easter. For this reason, I invite you to deepen your faith through a Lenten study of A Christian Guide to Spirituality which is now also available in Spanish.

A Christian Guide to Spirituality is organized into 50 daily devotions. Each has a theme, a reflection, and a prayer. Questions also follow to deepen your understanding.

To order with a 30 percent discount from the list price, go to:http://BIT.LY/T2PNEUMA (English) or http://BIT.LY/T2PNEUMA2 (Spanish) and enter discount code: 83WZLNW4.

Thank you for your support!

Stephen

Cover, A Christian Guide to Spirituality
Cover, A Christian Guide to Spirituality
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Anniversary Changes

Oak_tree_09262015This week marks the second anniversary of T2Pneuma.net which was established in 2013.  Thank you for your faithful readership!

The theme of T2Pneuma.net, as outlined in the Home page,  “is online Pastor (or Christian ministry) and related topics.  I try to write about issues from my ministry and from issues of interest to readers.” This theme will continue.  I will, however, in the coming months focus more intentionally on my writing technique.  In particular, I hope to develop the use of a more narrative style taking a page from Jon Franklin’s work: Writing for Story:  Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction. Hopefully, the quality of my writing will also improve.

My experience is  that online ministry is real ministry. The most popular posts on this blog over the past 2 years have not been the “light and fluffy” posts targeting topical issues or favorable demographics.  The most popular posts have been those that have real substance.  The number one post over past 2 years, for example, has been a hermetical study, Kevin J. Vanhoozer’s: Is There a Meaning in This Text:  The Bible, The Reader, and the Morality of Literary Knowledge (Part 2with 171 viewings.  The number two post has been on leadership, James E. Plueddemann’s: Leading Across Cultures:  Effective Ministry and Mission in the Global Church with 110 viewings. Both are serious reviews of serious seminary texts.

Effective immediately, I am reducing the number of posts each week to two: a lesson on Friday and a prayer on Sunday.  The lesson will take the form of a review or a reflection. I will occasionally offer other postings, as time allows.

In the coming weeks, I hope also to roll out 2 new series.  The first will be a series of prayers that I develop based on the Life in Tension series. This is an effort to honor the attention that my prayers taken from A Christian Guide to Spirituality in English and Spanish have received over time.  The second will be a new project: a spiritual autobiography.  As this point, I have not settled on a title but I will be working on an outline and title over the next couple weeks.

The oak tree appears on the Hiemstra family coat of arms and, in this case, grows in the parking lot at Oak Marr Recreation Center in Oakton, Virginia.

Yours in Christ,

Stephen

 

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