Mingling personal anecdotes with Scriptural wisdom in this unabridged audio download of Streams: Reflections on the Waters in Scripture, author and pastor Murray Andrew Pura explores the many ways water is portrayed in the Bible. From creationwhen the earth was formed from waterto its possession by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for their flocks. From the exodus and the parting of the Red Sea to the time of the prophet Elisha and the healing of Namaan the Syrian in the Jordan River. From the rise of the kingdom under David to the fall of the kingdom and Israel's exile by the waters of Babylon. In all these dramatic events, and many more, Pura demonstrates how the physical and symbolic representation of water in ancient Scripture offers you, as a modern Christian, new insights about following Christ. Pura also examines how water was used in Jesus ministry: Jesus was baptized in water, walked on water, turned water into wine, and healed with water. Understanding the symbolism of water is key to understanding Scripture. You will meditate on: The Red Seas challenging waters
How do we conquer obstacles? The rivers of Babylon and their waters of darkness
How do we handle tragedy and suffering? Streams in the desert and the waters of rejuvenation
What do we do when our spiritual lives are dry? And much, much more. This refreshing new audio download will help you discover the deeper meanings of water in Scripture and better understand the life-giving power of a Christian life.
Murray Andrew Pura was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has traveled extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Ordained as a Baptist minister in 1986, Pura has served five churches in Canada and headlined numerous speaking engagements in Canada and the United States. He has five books published, was a contributor to the Life With God Bible, has been a finalist for The Paraclete Fiction Award, The Dartmouth Book Award, and The John Spencer Hill Literary Award, and has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2010 Kobzar Literary Award of Canada.