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A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

Pdf Christian Books A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

Pdf:A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy.Review 'Irvine excels at giving a 'walking tour' of the many schools of Stoic philosophy, from Greek to Roman traditions, identifying individual Stoic thinkers (many more than Seneca) and their principles and techniques, which Irvine argues are even more relevant in modern times than their own.' --Philosophical Practice'Another valuable ally in your personal morale campaign can be found in William B. Irvine's A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, which removes the grim grey mask of noble, resigned fatalism attached to the popular conception of Stoic philosophy and lets the humanity out and the air in.... It is a work of clarion clarity, and you won't have to read that far into it before the phrase 'stoic joy' ceases sounding like an oxymoron and becomes a workable proposition.'--James Wolcott, Vanity Fair'Irvine's book excels as a guide for practicing Stoics or for individuals seeking to improve that practice.' --The Common Review'Irvine's intended audience is nonphilosophers, but everyone can profit from his clear presentation on the on the benefits of using philosophical doctrines to live a meaningful life.'--Library Journal'If, however, you are skeptical that even therapy will make you happy -- if you are looking for a life philosophy -- A Guide to the Good Life is for you.... Irvine's book is more thought-provoking.'--Austin American-Statesman'He writes in clear, almost jargon-free prose that is well suited to his target audience, and maintains a cheerful tone throughout the book...that perfectly expresses the sort of rationally grounded upbeat attitude that is one of the payoffs of becoming a practicing Stoic.... I can firmly recommend Irvine's A Guide to the Good Life to anyone interested in exploring some of the ways philosophical work can be brought to bear on the ordinary problems of living.... there is a great deal of useful thinking and excellent advice to be found in it, presented in a clear, straightforward and often charming manner.'--Lauren Tillinghast, Metapsychology Online Reviews'Bill Irvine has given us a great gift: the most accessible and inviting description of modern Stoicism available. Read this book and be prepared to change your life!'--Sharon Lebell, author of Epictetus's The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness'Well-written and so compelling, this is a rare example of a book that actually will make a difference in the lives of its readers. Whether it's coping with grief or arriving at lasting happiness, Irvine shows, with care and verve, ancient Stoic wisdom to be ever relevant and very, very helpful.' --Gary Klein, author of Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions'Never have I seen so delightful, empathetic, and supple a presentation of Stoicism as Irvine gives us here. Hardly Christian even in sensibilities, the Stoics were, none the less, wise in the ways of life, a benison Irvine exposes, and then delivers here, with panache and great acumen.'--Phyllis Tickle, author of The Divine Hours'Irvine's calm yet impassioned presentation of a Western philosophy of life that one can actually abide by and practice will be good medicine for many readers...I heartily recommend it.' --The Christian Century'Dr Irvine has used very simple language in his book. He gives a notion of modern stoicism and urges modern readers to practice stoicism.' -- The Nation, Pakistan Read more About the Author William B. Irvine is Professor of Philosophy at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is the author of On Desire: Why We Want What We Want. Read more

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Nice Little Town Christmas 2: Adult Coloring Book (Stress Relieving Coloring Pages, Coloring Book for Relaxation)

Pdf Christian Books Nice Little Town Christmas 2: Adult Coloring Book (Stress Relieving Coloring Pages, Coloring Book for Relaxation)

Pdf:Nice Little Town Christmas 2: Adult Coloring Book (Stress Relieving Coloring Pages, Coloring Book for Relaxation).Here is second part of holiday spin-off book Christmas in Nice Little Town by Tatiana Bogema! Now mice edition! More mice, more mice houses, more holiday mood! Color with pleasure! Single-sided black backed coloring pages. 25 unique images + nice little bonus for you! Each image printed on one side with black colored back side. It helps so much for markers, gel pens, and watercolor pencils. So you can use more different instruments for coloring without bleeding through! Please, join our group on facebook (you can found link inside the book or in author biography) and share your colored images with the comunity. Look for more books on author's page on Amazon. Color with pleasure!

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Bible Journaling Made Simple: An Art-Filled Journey for Creative Worship

Pdf Christian Books Bible Journaling Made Simple: An Art-Filled Journey for Creative Worship

Pdf:Bible Journaling Made Simple: An Art-Filled Journey for Creative Worship.Draw closer to God and creatively unlock more of the Good Book! Your relationship with God is unique. Shouldn't your Bible reflect and celebrate that bond? In this introduction to Bible journaling, you'll discover meaningful ways to combine art, heart and scripture--from backgrounds to hand-lettered verses to beautiful full-page drawings. No expensive supplies or artistic skills are required...only a desire to honor and enhance your spiritual life. To guide your creative worship experience, this book provides:Prompts to engage you with the text, then visually interpret Scripture in words and picturesBasic techniques for working with colored pencils, watercolor pencils and watercolor paints21 step-by-step tutorials for drawing trees, flowers, skies, mountains, maps, water, light and other popular themesTons of inspirational page samples and suggested verses to illustrateDownloadable icons and technique videos available on the author's websiteWhether you're new to Bible journaling or looking for fresh ideas, this book will lead you on a rewarding spiritual journey. Success is not measured in the complexity or polish of the art, but in a deeper, more personal connection with God. "Our lives are busy, and we leave a trail of things-we-should-remember on the ground behind us. Instead, scoop them up and journal them. Preserve the lessons vital to our growth as Christians." ~page 1

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Gratitude Journal for Kids: Girl Unicorn 90 Days Daily Writing Today I am grateful for... Children Happiness Notebook (Volume 5)

Pdf Christian Books Gratitude Journal for Kids: Girl Unicorn 90 Days Daily Writing Today I am grateful for... Children Happiness Notebook (Volume 5)

Pdf:Gratitude Journal for Kids: Girl Unicorn 90 Days Daily Writing Today I am grateful for... Children Happiness Notebook (Volume 5).90 Days Daily Gratitude Writing / Gratitude Journal for Kids Help inspire your child and way to teach thankfulness and gratitude Details 90 pages of Gratitude Journal has area for write Today I am grateful for,Something awesome that happened today,My level of Happiness Family & Children's activity book It's a perfect gift for your kids 7 inches By 10 Inches Matte Cover Paperback Cover Get start Gratitude Journal for Kids today!

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Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches

Pdf Christian Books Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches

Pdf:Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches.From Booklist Rome’s station churches date from the early Christian era, with architectural and traditional elaborations added to many in the Renaissance and major repairs made as recently as the past decade. Their visitation by believers during Lent follows a specific order, with aspects of the faith related to each edifice. Weigel, a Vatican analyst for NBC news, presents a readily accessible overview of how these “stational churches” correlate to and support Roman Catholic Lenten practice and affirmations while at the same time providing an attractive meditative tour for any visitor. Art historian Elizabeth Lev uses Weigel’s color photos to discuss architectural details along with the buildings’ history. This is a unique guide book, referencing not only theology but the history of Western art, modern and post modern literature, urban history, and church history. Valuable to believers, scholars, students, armchair travelers, and those planning pilgrimages following Phil Cousineau’s guides. --Francisca Goldsmith Read more Review 'If you're not in Rome, the next best thing is reading Weigel and Lev's text and taking in Stephen Weigel's evocative photos. Anyone interested in Catholic spirituality and the significance of the Lenten season will find Roman Pilgrimage absorbing reading.'―Boston Globe'This is a unique guide book, referencing not only theology but the history of Western art, modern and post modern literature, urban history, and church history. Valuable to believers, scholars, students, armchair travelers, and those planning pilgrimages following Phil Cousineau's guides.'―Booklist'While no replacement for an actual pilgrimage, Weigel's reflections allow one to enter into the spirit of the Lenten experience of conversion.... Although heavily Catholic in tone, the book will appeal to any Christian seeking to experience somewhat the pilgrimage that many have followed to prepare themselves to celebrate Easter.'―Library Journal'[Roman Pilgrimage] features biblical exposition, stunning photographs, and expert historical comment. But this publication is neither a mere guide for tourists nor a handbook for antiquarians. Rather it is a manual of Lenten faith: an invitation to the spiritual landscape of martyrdom, pilgrimage, prayer, and lectio divina.''Obviously, anyone traveling to Rome should not leave home without it.... But even for those not able to be physically in Rome, Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches is a kind of spiritual travelogue that will take the reader on an inspiring Lenten journey of faith and renewal.'―Catalyst'[A] comprehensive, visually appealing work. Weigel's Lenten tour of Rome acts as part travelogue and part theological primer, and he introduces readers to some of Rome's most splendid and historically significant places of worship.... Engrossing, expansive pictorial study on a renewed Lenten discipline at the heart of Roman Catholicism.'―Kirkus'George Weigel's new book Roman Pilgrimage, done in collaboration with Elizabeth Lev and his son Stephen, provides nourishment for both the inquirer and the believer, from a city whose bread and butter is Catholicism.'―National Review'Enhanced by beautiful photographs from Stephen Weigel (George's son) and commentary from art historian, Elizabeth Lev, the book is part devotional, part history guide. And even though I have returned home from my own trip to Rome, thanks to this wonderful new work, this pilgrim's journey is really just now beginning.'―Catholic World Report Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Mardi Gras in Kodachrome (Images of Modern America)

Pdf Christian Books Mardi Gras in Kodachrome (Images of Modern America)

Pdf:Mardi Gras in Kodachrome (Images of Modern America).About the Author Charles Cassady Jr., a writer-photographer and historian of offbeat Americana, and Mary Lynn Randall, Ruth Ketcham's granddaughter, have drawn from long-lost family archives to create this Mardi Gras album of the vibrant New Orleans that is both never-ending and 'ain't dere no more.' Read more

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Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision

Pdf Christian Books Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision

Pdf:Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision.Review “Examine how Eastern Christianity differs from Western tradition . . . the West looks at Christ’s resurrection as an individual act, while Eastern Christianity views it as universal, encompassing the whole world. Readers interested in early Christian history or theology will want to give this a try.” (Booklist)“This profound, radical work [and] important book . . . sharply photographed by Sarah and keenly described by John . . . considers the ways Christian iconography surrounding the Resurrection has evolved over centuries and continents in response to cultural changes.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))“Very rich. It will bring new meaning to Easter.” (National Catholic Reporter)“A fascinating argument [about] the divergences between the Eastern and the Western artistic traditions…I’ll just recommend that you go ahead out and get Resurrecting Easter because a lot of these images are going to tell the story in ways that just hearing about it won’t.” (Nathan P. Gilmour, The Christian Humanist)“A beautiful book, loaded with sharp, full-color images of resurrection scenes from East and West. My mind was stirred by the provocative thesis that the social resurrection of the East might be a timely gift to Western Christians.” (Englewood Review of Books)“Stunning…Professor Dominic Crossan is creating a new subject, Art Theology.” (Forbes)“From journeying to various churches and ancient sites with the Crossans, [we come] to appreciate the universal nature of the Resurrection. This transforms the event from one that involves only Jesus into one that involves him plus humanity. Easter may never be the same for me again.” (Our Sunday Visitor) Read more From the Back Cover While traveling throughout Eastern Europe and the Middle East, bestselling author and acclaimed Bible scholar John Dominic Crossan and his wife, Sarah, made a surprising discovery. Over and over again, they found paintings showing something they had never seen in Western art: the risen Jesus grasping the hands of Adam and Eve as he rose to Heaven. This led the Crossans on a fifteen-year investigation across Egypt, Italy, Turkey, Syria, Israel, and Russia. Along the way, they tracked the evolution of artwork throughout the centuries and the divide between the solitary resurrection of the West and the universal resurrection of the East. What they found led them to the unexpected realization that the East, not the West, has a more holistic understanding of Easter. Their journey was guided by four questions: Why are all major events in the life of Christ directly described in the Gospels except for his resurrection? Why does Western Christianity depict an individual resurrection but Eastern Christianity a universal resurrection? Which of the two traditions is in fuller continuity with the New Testament itself? What is the meaning and challenge of universal resurrection?In Resurrecting Easter, the Crossans argue that the West gutted the heart of Christianity’s understanding of the Resurrection by rejecting that once-common universal iconography in favor of an individualistic vision. As they examine the stunning and surprising Eastern iconography of Jesus’s Resurrection, they argue that these images raise profound questions about Christian morality and forgiveness. Illustrated with one hundred and thirty color images, Resurrecting Easter introduces an inclusive, traditional community-based ideal that offers renewed hope and possibilities for our fractured modern society. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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CHRISTMAS MOSAIC Color By Number: Activity Puzzle Coloring Book for Adults and Teens (MOSAIC Color By Number Books)

Pdf Christian Books CHRISTMAS MOSAIC Color By Number: Activity Puzzle Coloring Book for Adults and Teens (MOSAIC Color By Number Books)

Pdf:CHRISTMAS MOSAIC Color By Number: Activity Puzzle Coloring Book for Adults and Teens (MOSAIC Color By Number Books).CHRISTMAS MOSAIC COLOR BY NUMBER BOOK is what you have expected for such a long time! Christmas mood is a very special feeling with expectations of the mystery, love to your family and the unforgettable winter holidays together with your beloved. All these feelings you’ll find on the pages of this BOOK.COLOR BY NUMBER the 25 CHRISTMAS MOSAICS of cute designs using the COLOR PALETTE, marked with 22 different colors. It is so easy to do: take pencils, markers or pens and color the mosaic elements with the color marked by the specified number.You will like how it is lightweight and portable to take on the way.CHRISTMAS MOSAIC COLOR BY NUMBER BOOK is a perfect present both for adults and teens.Enjoy coloring!The MOSAIC Color By Number Books series includes:ANIMAL MOSAIC Color by NumberTRAVEL MOSAIC Color by NumberCHRISTMAS MOSAIC Color by NumberMOSAIC MANDALA Color by Number

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Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying With Icons

Pdf Christian Books Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying With Icons

Pdf:Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying With Icons.Review Henri J. M. Nouwen, who wrote more than 40 books, remains one of the most popular spiritual writers of our time. This paperback is a revised version of a volume released in 1987.We are assaulted by images in a society where consumerism comes at us through posters, billboards, television, movies and store windows. But icons are a different thing completely. Nouwen presents meditations on four icons: the icon of the Holy Trinity, the icon of the Virgin of Vladimir, the icon of the Savior of Zvenigorod, and the icon of the Descent of the Spirit:'By giving the icons long and prayerful attention talking about them, reading about them, but mostly just gazing at them in silence I have gradually come to know them by heart. I see them now whether they are physically present or not. I have memorized them as I have memorized the Our Father and the Hail Mary, and I pray with them wherever I go.'Icons are a part of the sacred liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox Church and are used in worship services. Nouwen points out that they do not excite our outer senses but speak to our heart. Those who gaze at icons as a spiritual practice believe they draw closer to God in the process. Nouwen presents substantive spiritual analysis of the icon of the Holy Trinity, which he sees as a pathway into the Mystery of God's self-revelation. The icon of the Virgin of Vladimir is an invitation to enter the divine milieu with gratitude and joy. Nouwen sees in the eyes of the icon of the Savior of Zvenigorod a revelation about the mystery of the Incarnation. And, finally, in the icon of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, he feels a celebration of the power and meaning of community. Nouwen concludes:'Working on these meditations has been a great delight. Praying became writing and writing became praying. More energy was granted than consumed in the process. I fervently hope that you who read these meditations will experience some of this same delight, and thus deepen your desire to behold the beauty of the Lord expressed in these holy images.' --Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, spiritualityandpractice.com Read more About the Author Henri J. M. Nouwen is one of the most popular spiritual writers of our time. He wrote more than forty books, among them the bestselling Out of Solitude. He taught at the University of Notre Dame, as well as Yale and Harvard Universities. From 1986 until his death in 1996, he was part of the L'Arche Daybreak community in Toronto, where he shared his life with people with mental disabilities.Robert Lentz, O.F.M., a Franciscan friar, is one of the best-known contemporary icon painters in North America. His work has been shown around the world, has appeared on the covers of many books and magazines, and is featured with the text of Joan Chittister's book, A Passion for Life: Fragments of the Face of God. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Read more

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Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture

Pdf Christian Books Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture

Pdf:Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture.Review 'An artist with the craftsmanship and global appeal of Makoto Fujimura comes along all too rarely. Such an artist with a strong faith commitment who both inspires and leads other artists--now that's really rare. Mako is a fine writer. I learned, and was provoked and frequently moved by these reflections that through Mako's eye have become unique refractions.' --Philip Yancey: author of more than twenty books, including Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? and What's So Amazing About Grace? Read more Review 'Like his art, Makoto Fujimura's essays harbor a depth of luminosity that requires and rewards patient contemplation. This collection is an important contribution to the conversation between faith and art and between art and our beautiful, broken world.' Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Have Yourself A Sweary Little Christmas: A Sweary Holiday Coloring Book for Adults

Pdf Christian Books Have Yourself A Sweary Little Christmas: A Sweary Holiday Coloring Book for Adults

Pdf:Have Yourself A Sweary Little Christmas: A Sweary Holiday Coloring Book for Adults.18 GIFT IDEAS | COLORING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | ADULT HUMOR Ho F*ckity Ho, I'm Jolly AF!---The Honey BadgerCelebrate the holidays with the Honey Badger as you color these delightfully naughty and unique designs. Grab an extra copy to spice up the annual White Elephant & Secret Santa gift exchange.Product Details:Premium matte-finish cover designPrinted single-sided on bright white paperPerfect for all coloring mediumsPrinted on bright-white 60 pound (90gsm) paper stockLarge format 8.5" x 11.0" (22cmx28cm) pagesBlack patterned reverse pages to minimize bleed-through

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Girl, Stop Apologizing (Audible Exclusive Edition): A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

Pdf Christian Books Girl, Stop Apologizing (Audible Exclusive Edition): A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

Pdf:Girl, Stop Apologizing (Audible Exclusive Edition): A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals.This exclusive Audible edition includes five downloadable prints featuring beautifully designed quotes from the book and access to Rachel's inspirational keynote from the wildly popular Rise Conference."I believe we can change the world. But first, we've got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are."Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they're afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.In Girl, Stop Apologizing, number-one New York Times best-selling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people - whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee - instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Pdf Christian Books The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Pdf:The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness.Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. Where Financial Peace gave you the solid saving and investing principles, this book puts those principles into practice. You'll be exercising your financial strength every day and quickly freeing yourself of worry, stress, and debt. And that's a beautiful feeling.

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The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Pdf Christian Books The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Pdf:The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness.About the Author Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. His five New York Times bestselling books—Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, and Smart Money Smart Kids—have sold more than 7 million copies combined. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 8 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations and iHeartRadio. Read more

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Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared

Pdf Christian Books Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared

Pdf:Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared.Review Publisher's Weekly bestsellerECPA bestseller“Jessica’s perspective of global sisterhood and the power of lifting one another up in the midst of fear and scarcity is exactly what we need today. This book is both an invitation and a challenge to bravely show up for ourselves, for the people we love, and for the strangers that we will one day call family. I say, ‘Amen!’” —Brené Brown, PhD, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Braving the Wilderness “I absolutely love this book. Jessica is smart, brave, honest, and funny, and this book is the perfect mix of listening-ear and kick-in-the-pants. Equal parts compassion and challenge, this is a must-read for all of us who want to make a difference with our lives but sometimes find fear and anxiety standing in the way.” —Shauna Niequist, New York Times best-selling author of Present Over Perfect and Bread and Wine “Sometimes a desperate need creates an opportunity to transform the world. Jessica’s story provides a beautifully imperfect tapestry for understanding what surrender and courage can look like when unexpected need tests our faith. She shows us that stepping into our stories can build a path to change someone else’s story. Learn how to harness your fear and transform it into courage that will change the world.” —LaTasha Morrison, founder and president of Be the Bridge  “Pick your reason to read this book: you care about the world, you are an entrepreneur, you love fashion, you love women, you have big ideas, you have a global mind-set, you are a builder, a dreamer, a visionary, a Texan (there is plenty of Texas in Jessica’s story). Imperfect Courage is fuel for all of these. It is as generous and adventurous as Jessica, who is the greatest leader, creator, and friend I’ve ever known.” —Jen Hatmaker, New York Times best-selling author of Of Mess and Moxie and host of the For the Love podcast “Jessica inspires me to think so much bigger than my own two hands. I’m so inspired by her heart and tenacity as an entrepreneur and by her commitment to connecting, empowering, and inspiring women around the world!” —Emily Ley, founder of Simplified and best-selling author of Grace, Not Perfection and A Simplified Life “Jessica Honegger has written a must-read account of how the work of justice goes hand in hand with women’s empowerment. And it all starts with steps of imperfect courage.” —Melissa Russell, chief advancement officer for International Justice Mission “Jessica is such an incredible example of what a leader in business should be. Not only because she’s had the courage to push herself to create a company from the ground up, but because she made her way down the road to success and then turned around and held a lantern up to light the way for the rest of us. This is a must-read for anyone who’s chasing big dreams on a road that feels unsteady!” —Rachel Hollis, New York Times best-selling author of Girl, Wash Your Face “As the CEO of Noonday Collection, Jessica’s lack of pretense and commitment to transparency have earned the trust of artisans and consumers alike. She brings that same approach to Imperfect Courage; each chapter feels like a personal invitation to ride alongside Jessica as she recounts memories that tell of her infectious passion for using entrepreneurship to empower women all over the globe. Her deep conviction for equality and justice is contagious and will change the lives of so many.” —Mica May, founder and CEO of May Designs “Jessica Honegger will captivate you with her adventure of building a company that is shaping and changing the world. You will find yourself crying, laughing, and wondering why you’ve played it so safe in life. She makes you want to risk it all for the good of people and the world, because doing so doesn’t just make life more meaningful; it makes it more fun!” —Jennie Allen, author of Nothing to Prove and founder and visionary of IF:Gathering “This book is your road map to uncovering and pursuing your big dream. Jessica teaches us all how to get past the lies that keep us from living our full potential in the world. As Imperfect Courage illustrates, the more each of us broadens our circle of compassion and embraces the entire globe, the faster the love of God makes it to every corner of the world.” —Amy Brown, co-host of The Bobby Bones Show “In this lovely book, Jessica opens up about the rocky journey of starting Noonday Collection, what she has learned along the way, and how she’s better because of the people she’s met. I’m so excited for you to read this story not just so you’ll know more about Jessica and Noonday but so you’ll know more about yourself and how you, too, can do big things—even if you are scared.” —Jamie Ivey, author of If You Only Knew and host of The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast “Jessica Honegger’s journey is an inspiration not just to entrepreneurs and business leaders but to anyone seeking to pursue the dreams God puts in their hearts. Imperfect Courage is living proof that fashion can play an important part in changing the world and business can be an incredible force for good. The world needs more businesses like Noonday Collection and more mindfully ambitious leaders like Jessica Honegger.” —Megan Tamte, founder and co-CEO of EVEREVE Read more About the Author JESSICA HONEGGER is the founder of Noonday Collection, a fair-trade jewelry company that partners with artisans across the globe to create unique and hand-made pieces of jewelry. She and Noonday work to empower women from a wide variety of communities and cultures to create their own, thriving businesses by partnering with Noonday as an artisan or ambassador. Jessica lives in Austin with her husband and children. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose

Pdf Christian Books Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose

Pdf:Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose.Reinvention strategist Marshawn Evans Daniels delivers a practical and inspirational guide for women ready to reclaim their lives and discover a higher purpose after experiencing regret and disappointment - demonstrating that through disruption, life can become sweeter than ever imagined.Marshawn thought she was on the right path. She was a high-powered sports attorney ready to marry the man of her dreams - until she learned he was being unfaithful six days before the wedding. After heartache flipped her seemingly perfect world upside down, she found herself craving a life soaked in purpose, not just success.Believe Bigger is about resilience, reclaiming your life, and how God uses disruption to awaken something greater within. Marshawn opens her heart and shares what it takes to breakthrough to a new, more confident you. She shows readers how painful or unexpected circumstances can redirect you towards what God created you to do.Whether you are drowning in self-doubt and regret, feeling stuck, or sensing a shift but are unable to discern what's next, Marshawn's five stages of divine reinvention will help you gain insight into your ultimate calling and the courage to pursue it. You'll see that disruption is not designed to devastate or destroy, but to develop and redirect.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success

Pdf Christian Books Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success

Pdf:Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success.About the Author Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than 50 years of professional sports experience; has written more than 100 books, including the popular Coach Wooden, The Difference You Make, and The Sweet Spot for Success; and is one of America's most sought-after motivational speakers. He lives in Florida. Find out more at www.patwilliams.com.Jim Denney is the author of Walt's Disneyland, Answers to Satisfy the Soul, Writing in Overdrive, and the Timebenders series for young readers. He has written many books with Pat Williams, including Coach Wooden, The Difference You Make, and The Sweet Spot for Success. Learn more at www.writinginoverdrive.com. Read more

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The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition: The Essential Companion for Applying the Book’s Principles

Pdf Christian Books The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition: The Essential Companion for Applying the Book’s Principles

Pdf:The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition: The Essential Companion for Applying the Book’s Principles.About the Author Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. His five New York Times bestselling books—Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, and Smart Money Smart Kids—have sold more than 7 million copies combined. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 8 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations and iHeartRadio. Read more

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Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up

Pdf Christian Books Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up

Pdf:Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up.Review 'With his trademark warmth, wisdom and wit, Jakes will inspire you to quit procrastinating and start flying to new heights. If you're ready to take the next step in your career, life and dreams, this book could be the breakthrough you've been waiting for.'―Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, nominated by TIME magazine as one of the top 100 influential leaders in AmericaAs a 30-year entrepreneur, we have technical books to tell us how to start a new business and motivational books to inspire us in pursuit of our dreams. But no book I've read has ever combined the two the way T.D. Jakes does in Soar! Drawing on many personal examples and focusing on the rapid growth of new ventures started by women, Jakes synchronizes information with inspiration to create a perfect set of wings for all dreamers wanting to get off the ground.―Hattie Hill, President & CEO, Women's Foodservice Forum'[T.D. Jakes] is uniquely gifted to help anyone determine and navigate their life into a deeper more successful experience...DESTINY is the road and reading is the way to access your purpose and arrive at a fuller more complete life, career and family experience.'―Tony Robbins, on Destiny'We can always count on a word from God through Bishop Jakes that will not only inspire us but will speak growth to our souls.'―Tyler Perry, bestselling author, actor, and award-winning filmmaker'One of the nation's most popular evangelists--and quite possibly the smartest.'―USA TODAY'This book is AMAZING, it unlocks so many doors and answers so many real questions you can have about your destiny and what life can hold for you.... This book would have saved me a bunch of lost days.'―Steve Harvey, on Destiny'Destiny drove Moses from obscurity to immortality; destiny took Joseph from betrayal to royalty; destiny took David from a shepherd's field to the palace. Bishop T.D. Jakes, in his masterful presentation of 'Destiny,' charts a divine path that will renew your dreams and transform your future.'―John Hagee, on Destiny Read more About the Author T. D. Jakes is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books and is the CEO of TDJ Enterprises, LLP. His television ministry program, The Potter's Touch, is watched by 3.3 million viewers every week. He has produced Grammy Award-winning music as well as hit films such as Heaven Is For Real, Miracles from Heaven, and Jumping the Broom. A master communicator, he hosts MegaFest, Woman Thou Art Loosed, and other conferences attended by tens of thousands. Read more

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Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity

Pdf Christian Books Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity

Pdf:Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.Review 'Once you get a taste of a well-rested life, nothing else will satisfy.' That quote is a nibble of the masterpiece you will feast on in Saundra-Dalton Smith's book SACRED REST. Through a well-balanced weaving of her life's stories, substantiated research, and inspired selection of Scriptures, Saundra has created a perfect mix for challenging each reader to find their place of rest. I highly recommend this book as it's chock full of practical tips and you'll want to buy ten more for your family and friends, or use it for a book club or Bible Study.'―Heidi McLaughlin, international speaker and author of Restless for More, Sand to Pearls, and Beauty Unleashed'Dr. Dalton-Smith has redefined the word REST! In a world with constant 'Cerebral Background Noise' you need this book to learn how to set up rest boundaries for you and your family. I love her assessments for the reader to see where there might be a need for more rest, not just in sleep, but in the area of mental, spiritual and CREATIVE rest! I learned so much in this book, I look forward to sharing it with ALL my patients.' ―Dr. Angie Welikala, CEO, Founder of Healing Agents International. HealingAgents.org Read more About the Author Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an author, speaker, and board-certified physician. She has an active medical practice in Alabama (near the Birmingham area). She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia, and graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan teaching courses on health, nutrition, and disease progression. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and has been featured in Women's Day, Redbook, and First For Women magazine. She is the author of Set Free to Live and Come Empty (winner 2016 Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year and 2016 Illumination Award Gold medalist). She is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and a repeat keynote speaker at their annual gathering. She has shared her tips on merging faith and medicine with over 16,000 health care professionals to encourage the current and next generation of doctors to treat the whole person. Read more

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Principle-Centered Leadership

Pdf Christian Books Principle-Centered Leadership

Pdf:Principle-Centered Leadership.Review Sam Walton Chairman, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Covey's philosophy for creating more meaningful relationships and successes in the workplace is one we should be striving to implement throughout business and industry, in the home and elsewhere, if we expect to be rewarded with happiness and a fulfilling future. I truly believe that the values he stresses in Principle-Centered Leadership are fundamental to developing a total quality environment.Catherine Crier CNN News Anchor The world is in dire need of a paradigm shift in attitudes and values. Stephen Covey gives us the blueprint with which to create a better personal, business, and political environment and produce this fundamental change. All we need do -- is act!Thomas R. Horton Chairman, American Management Association As if Covey's first book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, was not enough, his new book Principle-Centered Leadership is a real tour de force.Phyllis J. Dudenhoffer International President, General Federation of Women's Clubs Principle-Centered Leadership gave me new insights into working with and for our volunteers. The ideas are basic, yet as we go through our life's work we sometimes overlook the simple basic truth. This book inspires me to build a better life.Joshua Hammond President, American Quality Foundation We consider Stephen R. Covey to be one of the five most important contributors to shaping America's next level of thinking in quality.Willard Jule Total Quality Manager, Westinghouse While the works of Deming and Juran have had a big impact on total quality, they give merely the pieces -- the 'things' part; Covey brings the 'people' part -- the glue that holds the pieces together -- that goes way beyond the 'things' and creates an exponential impact by empowering people. Read more About the Author Recognized as one of Time magazine’s twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author. His books have sold more than twenty-five million copies in thirty-eight languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, a leading global training firm. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Inspired to Soar!: 101 Daily Readings for Building Your Vision

Pdf Christian Books Inspired to Soar!: 101 Daily Readings for Building Your Vision

Pdf:Inspired to Soar!: 101 Daily Readings for Building Your Vision.About the Author T. D. Jakes is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books and is the CEO of TDJ Enterprises, LLP. His television ministry program, The Potter's Touch, is watched by 3.3 million viewers every week. He has produced Grammy Award-winning music as well as hit films such as Heaven Is For Real, Miracles from Heaven, and Jumping the Broom. A master communicator, he hosts MegaFest, Woman Thou Art Loosed, and other conferences attended by tens of thousands. Read more

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Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up

Pdf Christian Books Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up

Pdf:Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up.Review 'With his trademark warmth, wisdom and wit, Jakes will inspire you to quit procrastinating and start flying to new heights. If you're ready to take the next step in your career, life and dreams, this book could be the breakthrough you've been waiting for.'―Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, nominated by TIME magazine as one of the top 100 influential leaders in AmericaAs a 30-year entrepreneur, we have technical books to tell us how to start a new business and motivational books to inspire us in pursuit of our dreams. But no book I've read has ever combined the two the way T.D. Jakes does in Soar! Drawing on many personal examples and focusing on the rapid growth of new ventures started by women, Jakes synchronizes information with inspiration to create a perfect set of wings for all dreamers wanting to get off the ground.―Hattie Hill, President & CEO, Women's Foodservice Forum'[T.D. Jakes] is uniquely gifted to help anyone determine and navigate their life into a deeper more successful experience...DESTINY is the road and reading is the way to access your purpose and arrive at a fuller more complete life, career and family experience.'―Tony Robbins, on Destiny'We can always count on a word from God through Bishop Jakes that will not only inspire us but will speak growth to our souls.'―Tyler Perry, bestselling author, actor, and award-winning filmmaker'One of the nation's most popular evangelists--and quite possibly the smartest.'―USA TODAY'This book is AMAZING, it unlocks so many doors and answers so many real questions you can have about your destiny and what life can hold for you.... This book would have saved me a bunch of lost days.'―Steve Harvey, on Destiny'Destiny drove Moses from obscurity to immortality; destiny took Joseph from betrayal to royalty; destiny took David from a shepherd's field to the palace. Bishop T.D. Jakes, in his masterful presentation of 'Destiny,' charts a divine path that will renew your dreams and transform your future.'―John Hagee, on Destiny Read more About the Author T. D. Jakes is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books and is the CEO of TDJ Enterprises, LLP. His television ministry program, The Potter's Touch, is watched by 3.3 million viewers every week. He has produced Grammy Award-winning music as well as hit films such as Heaven Is For Real, Miracles from Heaven, and Jumping the Broom. A master communicator, he hosts MegaFest, Woman Thou Art Loosed, and other conferences attended by tens of thousands. Read more

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Las 17 leyes incuestionables del trabajo en equipo / The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Christian Books Las 17 leyes incuestionables del trabajo en equipo / The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Las 17 leyes incuestionables del trabajo en equipo / The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork (Spanish Edition).About the Author John C. Maxwell, escritor, coach y orador, nÚmero 1 en la lista de best sellers del New York Times, fue reconocido en 2014 como el lÍder nÚmero 1 en negocios por la AMA; y como el experto en liderazgo mÁs influyente del mundo por Business Insider y la revista Inc. Sus organizaciones --The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP y la John Maxwell Leadership Foundation-- han formado a mÁs de 5 millones de lÍderes de todo el mundo. Para mÁs informaciÓn, visite JohnMaxwell.com. Read more

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25 maneras de ganarse a la gente: Cómo hacer que los demás se sientan valiosos (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Christian Books 25 maneras de ganarse a la gente: Cómo hacer que los demás se sientan valiosos (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:25 maneras de ganarse a la gente: Cómo hacer que los demás se sientan valiosos (Spanish Edition).About the Author John C. Maxwell, escritor, coach y orador, número 1 en la lista de best sellers del New York Times, quien ha vendido más de 26 millones de libros en cincuenta idiomas. Fue reconocido en 2014 como el líder número 1 en negocios por la AMA; y como el experto en liderazgo más influyente del mundo por Business Insider y la revista Inc. Sus organizaciones —The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP y la John Maxwell Leadership Foundation— han formado a más de 5 millones de líderes de todo el mundo. En 2015, alcanzaron la meta de haber formado líderes de cada país en el mundo. El Dr. Maxwell, receptor del Premio Madre Teresa para la Paz Mundial y Liderazgo de la Luminary Leadership Network, habla cada año ante Compañías Fortune 500, presidentes de naciones y muchos de los líderes más importantes del mundo. Para más información, visite JohnMaxwell.com. Read more

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Secretos Del Liderazgo De Billy Graham (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Christian Books Secretos Del Liderazgo De Billy Graham (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Secretos Del Liderazgo De Billy Graham (Spanish Edition).From the Back Cover How could a shy young man who grew up on a ranch in Charlotte, N.C., become recognized as one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century? He was remarkably effective not only as a pastor, but also as an innovative and influential general director and worldwide leader. Billy combines a successful leadership style with deep spirituality. Learn why his leadership style produced these outstanding results. Grow by studying his example of skill and effectiveness. Read more About the Author Marshall Shelley es vicepresidente de Christianity Today, Inc. y editor ejecutivo de Leadership Journal. Read more

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Las 21 Cualidades Indispensables De Un Líder (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Christian Books Las 21 Cualidades Indispensables De Un Líder (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Las 21 Cualidades Indispensables De Un Líder (Spanish Edition).About the Author John C. Maxwell, escritor, coach y orador, número 1 en la lista de best sellers del New York Times, quien ha vendido más de 26 millones de libros en cincuenta idiomas. Fue reconocido en 2014 como el líder número 1 en negocios por la AMA; y como el experto en liderazgo más influyente del mundo por Business Insider y la revista Inc. Sus organizaciones —The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP y la John Maxwell Leadership Foundation— han formado a más de 5 millones de líderes de todo el mundo. En 2015, alcanzaron la meta de haber formado líderes de cada país en el mundo. El Dr. Maxwell, receptor del Premio Madre Teresa para la Paz Mundial y Liderazgo de la Luminary Leadership Network, habla cada año ante Compañías Fortune 500, presidentes de naciones y muchos de los líderes más importantes del mundo. Para más información, visite JohnMaxwell.com. Read more

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Integridad: Valor para hacer frente a las demandas de la realidad (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Christian Books Integridad: Valor para hacer frente a las demandas de la realidad (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Integridad: Valor para hacer frente a las demandas de la realidad (Spanish Edition).From the Back Cover In Integrity, Dr. Cloud explores the six qualities of character that define integrity. He uses stories from well-known business leaders like Michael Dell and sports figures like Tiger Woods to illustrate each of these qualities. He shows us how people with integrity: Are able to connect with others and build trust Are oriented toward reality Finish well Embrace the negative Are oriented toward increase Have an understanding of the transcendent Success is not related to only talent or brains. There are a lot of bright, talented people who are never successful. And the most successful are not only the ones with the most talent. The real factor, Cloud demonstrates, is the makeup of the person. All of us can grow in the kinds of real character that bring about fruitful relationships and achievement of purpose, mission, and goals. Integrity is not something that you either have or don't, but instead is an exciting growth path that all of us can engage in and enjoy. Read more About the Author El doctor Henry Cloud es un conferencista de gran popularidad. Junto al doctor John Townsend es anfitrión del programa de radio New Life Live!, además de ambos ser fundadores de la Clínica Cloud-Townsend y de la organización Cloud-Townsend Resources. Es autor de varios libros premiados con el reconocimiento Medalla de Oro, entre ellos Límites y El poder transformador de los grupos pequeños. El doctor Cloud, su esposa y sus dos hijas radican en el sur de California. Read more

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Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness

Pdf Christian Books Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness

Pdf:Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness.Review #1 New Release and ongoing Best-seller in multiple categories including:Business Health and StressWomen's InspirationalSelf-HelpWomen's SpiritualityPersonal TransformationPersonal Success12-Step Recovery ProgramsHealth and RecoverySelf-EsteemWomen's Personal DevelopmentMotivational Growth and SpiritualityStress ManagementPain ManagementChronic Pain and more Read more About the Author Angela Howell is a former Fortune 500 corporate sales-hitter, a network marketing two-percenter, and a long-time eating disorder survivor and advocate. She has allowed adversity to be her greatest teacher. When a work injury ended her award-winning sales career, she reinvented herself as a photographer, writer and abstract artist.Angela is the author of Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness. As a national speaker, she shares her compelling story of triumph with a variety of audiences and uses her own coaching program to help clients create A Life Worth Having. Passionate about wellness and success, Angela has been seen in Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, Yahoo News and she is a former contributor to Huffington Post.The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization has been a powerful influence for Angela. She is forever grateful to her own Big Sister for the gift of time and caring through volunteer mentorship. Angela will donate a portion of every book sold to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee to further their work.Angela is devoted to inspiring people to find renewed passions for living, loving, working and playing. And of course, just being! She lives in the Nashville area, is married and has a son in college and too many rescued cats to mention! To learn more about Angela, her book, her art or her coaching program, A Life Worth Having, visit AngelaHowell.com. Your FREE eBook awaits: 10 Secrets to Finding the Gift! Read more

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You, Inc.: The Step by Step Guide for Finding a Business Within You

Pdf Christian Books You, Inc.: The Step by Step Guide for Finding a Business Within You

Pdf:You, Inc.: The Step by Step Guide for Finding a Business Within You.From the Back Cover You may not realize it, but we were all given a gift that we should be sharing with the world. The experiences you have accumulated throughout your life can turn you into a potential entrepreneur. You have knowledge that other people need, and they're willing to pay for it. So if you're ready to change your life, build an exciting new business, and be your own boss, this book can help guide you to share your knowledge with the world. Knowledge capital is a new reality that offers amazing opportunities for success. This life-changing guide brings together insights, lessons, and strategies that can launch you into an exciting opportunity of turning what you know into a business. By discovering and developing your sellable expertise out of your professional experience, passions, problems, or pain--the '4 Ps'--you can create a business and have a future you'll love. If you're tired of working in a traditional business environment and want to become your own boss, you too can become a knowledge entrepreneur. What's in your brain is a special gift and your best business asset. Sharing your gift can change not only your life but the lives of everyone you reach. Read more About the Author Travis Rosser is a software entrepreneur, speaker, and author. After a decade in the software industry he cofounded Kajabi, a knowledge capital platform that has helped customers redefine themselves as experts, free themselves from the traditional notions of a job, and live more fulfilled lives. Since 2010, Kajabi has helped more than ten thousand people launch their own small businesses, and to this day these knowledge entrepreneurs have generated more than $600 million in sales. Read more

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Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness

Pdf Christian Books Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness

Pdf:Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness.Review #1 New Release and ongoing Best-seller in multiple categories including:Business Health and StressWomen's InspirationalSelf-HelpWomen's SpiritualityPersonal TransformationPersonal Success12-Step Recovery ProgramsHealth and RecoverySelf-EsteemWomen's Personal DevelopmentMotivational Growth and SpiritualityStress ManagementPain ManagementChronic Pain and more Read more About the Author Angela Howell is a former Fortune 500 corporate sales-hitter, a network marketing two-percenter, and a long-time eating disorder survivor and advocate. She has allowed adversity to be her greatest teacher. When a work injury ended her award-winning sales career, she reinvented herself as a photographer, writer and abstract artist.Angela is the author of Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness. As a national speaker, she shares her compelling story of triumph with a variety of audiences and uses her own coaching program to help clients create A Life Worth Having. Passionate about wellness and success, Angela has been seen in Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, Yahoo News and she is a former contributor to Huffington Post.The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization has been a powerful influence for Angela. She is forever grateful to her own Big Sister for the gift of time and caring through volunteer mentorship. Angela will donate a portion of every book sold to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee to further their work.Angela is devoted to inspiring people to find renewed passions for living, loving, working and playing. And of course, just being! She lives in the Nashville area, is married and has a son in college and too many rescued cats to mention! To learn more about Angela, her book, her art or her coaching program, A Life Worth Having, visit AngelaHowell.com. Your FREE eBook awaits: 10 Secrets to Finding the Gift! Read more

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Financial Peace Revisited: New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families

Pdf Christian Books Financial Peace Revisited: New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families

Pdf:Financial Peace Revisited: New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families.Dave Ramsey's New York Times best-selling guide to better living through financial security, now completely revised and updated. Dave Ramsey knows what it's like to have it all. By age 26, he had established a four-million-dollar real estate portfolio, only to lose it by age 30. He has since rebuilt his financial life and, through his workshops and his New York Times business best sellers Financial Peace and More than Enough, he has helped hundreds of thousands of people to understand the forces behind their financial distress and how to set things right-financially, emotionally, and spiritually. In this new edition of Financial Peace, Ramsey has updated his tactics and philosophy to show even more readers: how to get out of debt and stay out the KISS rule of investing-"Keep It Simple, Stupid" how to use the principle of contentment to guide financial decision making how the flow of money can revolutionize relationships With practical and easy to follow methods and personal anecdotes, Financial Peace is the road map to personal control, financial security, a new, vital family dynamic, and lifetime peace.

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Financial Peace

Pdf Christian Books Financial Peace

Pdf:Financial Peace.Dave Ramsey is a businessman and entrepreneur who accumulated a $4-million real-estate portfolio, only to lose it all - and nearly everything else he owned - by making the same mistake millions of Americans make every day: he got too far into debt to get out. Dave Ramsey is also a Christian family man who, through the turmoil of his financial nightmare, discovered a new way of life. He shared the lessons he learned by writing Financial Peace, a simple but powerful guide that offers practical lessons on how to get out of debt - and stay out.

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Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom

Pdf Christian Books Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom

Pdf:Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom.Review Pastor Soaries is well qualified to write a book of the work he has been doing most of his life. He 'walks the talk' which is becoming rare today. He is a teacher and a scholar. -- Steadman Graham, Businessman, author, and speakerI believe that this book by DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. is a financial literacy tool that will help this generation win their freedom from the bondage of debt, delinquency, and deficiency. A must read for anyone seeking a practical guide for avoiding and overcoming financial failure. I encourage all church and organizational leaders to join the dfree movement, by utilizing this incredible resource to set the captives free. -- Bernice A. King, Daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott KingIt is common knowledge to every Bible believer that the debtor is a slave to the lender. Dr. DeForest “Buster” Soaries, Jr.’s new, updated dfree edition offers keys that unshackle the chains of bondage for those under the influence of affluence and caught in the traps conspicuous consumption. This book is the foremost guide to joyous, debt-free living. -- Bishop T. D. Jakes, CEO of TDJ Enterprises and New York Times best-selling authorTo rid yourself of the shackles of debt, you must first get your mind right. Say Yes to No Debt is the perfect book to help you do just that, by unpacking the psychological causes behind debt and then offering insightful, yet highly practical strategies for debt-free living. But Say Yes to No Debt is more than a book, or even just a concept. It’s a movement that can help Americans of all backgrounds and faiths. -- Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach and author of the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt Read more About the Author DeForest B. Soaries Jr. is the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey. He formerly served as New Jersey’s Secretary of State and his work was featured in the acclaimed CNN documentary “Almighty Debt.” Soaries earned degrees from Fordham University (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv) and United Theological Seminary (DMin). He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Donna, and twin sons, Malcolm and Martin. Read more

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Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You

Pdf Christian Books Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You

Pdf:Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You.About the Author Lisa is the founder of and designer for Lisa Leonard Designs. With Lisa’s creativity and her husband Steve’s vision, together they turned her hobby into a multi-million dollar company. Today they employ more than 150 people in three countries reaching around the world.  Lisa is a popular jewelry designer, blogger and speaker, sharing her story around the country. Lisa and Steve partner with non-profit organizations and ministries to protect the vulnerable and serve those in need. Lisa, Steve, and their sons David and Matthias live on the Central Coast of California. They love slow mornings, good coffee, chocolate chip pancakes, and adventure. Lisa’s favorite things are treasure hunting at local thrift stores, dabbling in photography, and having heart-to-heart conversations over coffee. Read more

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Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

Pdf Christian Books Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

Pdf:Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation.Amazon.com Review The old Quaker adage, 'Let your life speak,' spoke to author Parker J. Palmer when he was in his early 30s. It summoned him to a higher purpose, so he decided that henceforth he would live a nobler life. 'I lined up the most elevated ideals I could find and set out to achieve them,' he writes. 'The results were rarely admirable, often laughable, and sometimes grotesque.... I had simply found a 'noble' way of living a life that was not my own, a life spent imitating heroes instead of listening to my heart.' Thirty years later, Palmer now understands that learning to let his life speak means 'living the life that wants to live in me.' It involves creating the kind of quiet, trusting conditions that allow a soul to speak its truth. It also means tuning out the noisy preconceived ideas about what a vocation should and shouldn't be so that we can better hear the call of our wild souls. There are no how-to formulas in this extremely unpretentious and well-written book, just fireside wisdom from an elder who is willing to share his mistakes and stories as he learned to live a life worth speaking about. --Gail Hudson Read more From Publishers Weekly A gifted academic who formerly combined a college teaching career with community organizing, Palmer took a year's sabbatical to live at the 'intentional' Quaker community of Pendle Hill in Pennsylvania. Instead of leaving at year's end, he became the community's dean of studies and remained there for 10 years. Palmer (The Courage to Teach) shares the lessons of his vocational and spiritual journey, discussing his own burnout and intense depression with exceptional candor and clarity. In essays that previously appeared in spiritual or educational journals and have been reworked to fit into this slim volume, he suggests that individuals are most authentic when they follow their natural talents and limitations, as his own story demonstrates. Since hearing one's 'calling' requires introspection and self-knowledge (as suggested by the eponymous Quaker expression), Palmer encourages inner work such as journal-writing, meditation and prayer. Recognizing that his philosophy is at odds with popular, essentially American attitudes about self-actualization and following one's dreams, Palmer calls vocation 'a gift, not a goal.' He deftly illustrates his point with examples from the lives of people he admires, such as Rosa Parks, Annie Dillard and Vaclav Havel. A quiet but memorable addition to the inspirational field, this book has the quality of a finely worked homily. The writing displays a gentle wisdom and economy of style that leaves the reader curious for more insight into the author's Quaker philosophy. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Financial Peace Revisited: New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families

Pdf Christian Books Financial Peace Revisited: New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families

Pdf:Financial Peace Revisited: New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families.From Publishers Weekly An updated, expanded version of Ramsey's first book about overcoming debt and managing personal finances, this edition boasts new chapters on the relationship between money matters and family matters. (Originally self-published in 1992, Financial Peace had its sales bolstered by Ramsey's eponymous personal finance radio talk show; the 1997 Viking edition became a business bestseller.) When it comes to solving money problems, Ramsey knows whence he speaks: he had made and lost a real estate fortune by age 30. His straightforward guide to fiscal tranquility covers the basics of career (work hard in a job you're good at), savings (sock away 10% of your take-home pay), investments (invest long-term with pretax dollars) and spending (live below your income). The new chapters offer financial advice for singles, spouses and parents-agreeing on money matters, Ramsey says, leads to 'fabulous unity' in a marriage. Commentary from Ramsey's wife, Sharon, concludes each chapter; while often a bit drippy ('Communicating with those closest to you is important. A lot of times this will be your spouse or your best friend'), it puts another reassuring layer on an already warm (sometimes Christian-themed) and helpful text. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more About the Author Dave Ramsey, the nationally-syndicated radio host of 'The Money Game' and bestselling author, has helped thousands through Financial Peace University-a 12-week financial planning program. He presents seminars in churches and corporations throughout the country. He holds a degree in finance and real estate and lives with his family in Nashville Tennessee. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Flipping the Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ!

Pdf Christian Books Flipping the Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ!

Pdf:Flipping the Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ!.From Publishers Weekly Leadership guru Miller expands on the anti-buck-passing principles of his QBQ: The Question Behind the Question in this winsome volume of business homiletics. The QBQ methodology aims to replace plaintive, querulous thoughts of 'Why is this happening to me?' and 'When will others do things right?' with more constructive questions like 'What can I do to contribute?' This shift in perspective, he contends, short-circuits the unhelpful behaviors of blaming, complaining, procrastinating and 'thinking like a victim,' and empowers people to solve problems themselves instead of whining about them. The ethos of personal accountability, he continues, reinforces other virtuous habits, including learning, creativity, service and trust, and imbues organizations with a cheerful, cooperative, can-do spirit. The author conveys these truths in a plainspoken style, replete with business anecdotes on such topics as great (or sullen) customer service, the importance of delegating and the demoralizing effects of e-mail flame wars. Miller's credo of personal accountability is not a sufficient moral code; sometimes it licenses unreasonable-and somewhat ironic-demands for customer pampering, as when Miller wishes a hotel clerk would make himself personally accountable for shining his scuffed shoes. Still, Miller's call for active engagement instead of passive resentment is a useful one that readers will find easily digestible and mildly inspiring. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more About the Author John G. Miller is the founder of QBQ, Inc., an organizational development company dedicated to making personal accountability a core value for organizations and individuals. QBQ, Inc. has worked with hundreds of Fortune 500 and other companies and governmental and non-government organizations internationally. Miller, who appears frequently on national television and radio, is the author of the bestselling QBQ! The Question Behind the Question and Flipping the Switch: Five Keys to Success at Work and in Life. He lives in Denver. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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You Are The Team: 6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go From Good To Great

Pdf Christian Books You Are The Team: 6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go From Good To Great

Pdf:You Are The Team: 6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go From Good To Great.Review Even though I usually spend a lot of time on the plane reading, this trip I had planned on just relaxing. I started this book and it was difficult to put it down. I read it not once but three times on my last trip. This book is exactly what I need for my team. I have several sales and support people who I am responsible for and which I care a lot about. They are an excellent successful sales team. But I have been wondering what to do next to bring us more together and on the same page. After reading 'You Are the Team', I knew exactly what to do. I want to make sure each one of my team members have an opportunity to read this inspiring book on teamwork. It is an excellent, easy to read and full of wonderful powerful motivation stories that can make you feel good about yourself and your team.~Fred Thomas - Vice President of Sales ArcOne Read more About the Author Michael Rogers is the author of You Are the Team—6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go from Good to Great, and an Inc. Top 100 Leadership speaker. Michael is president of The Teamwork and Leadership Company, a workshop and consulting group focused on building better teams and leaders. As a speaker, trainer, and consultant, Michael has worked for over 20 years with hundreds of senior and middle level leaders in building more effective teams. His blog, Teamwork and Leadership, regularly ranks in the top ten blogs in leadership and has a monthly following of over 30,000. Michael resides with his wife, Terri, in beautiful Cedar City, Utah. They have been married for 30 years and have six sons (one daughter-in-law), two daughters (two son-in-laws), and seven grandchildren. Read more

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From Fire, By Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith

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Pdf:From Fire, By Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith.Review 'Sohrab Ahmari is emerging as one of the finest minds and writers of his generation, and the story of his conversion recounted here will stay with the reader for a very long time.'— Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, from the Foreword 'From Fire, By Water is not so much about Sohrab Ahmari but about the work of divine grace in his soul disposed to hear God's voice calling him with immeasurable and enduring love. It is the story of the journey of faith in which it is always God Who first calls us to believe in Him and place all our trust in Him. The same humility before God, which disposed the author to respond to God's call, permits him to give a most compelling and indeed inspiring account of how he came to know God, to love Him and to serve Him with all his heart. The author's extraordinary gift for writing truly approaches, as best as one can at any given time, a true account of the incomparable beauty of the reality he recounts.' — Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke 'Relentlessly honest, deeply moving, Sohrab Ahmari's story of his intellectual and spiritual journey from dismissive disbelief to vibrant Catholic faith—a journey propelled by some intriguing companions, including Nietzsche, Camus, and Koestler—is food for both mind and soul and an important testimony to the invigorating power of truth.'— George Weigel, Author, Witness to Hope and The End and the Beginning 'This book is a testimony of Eucharistic triumph. God seeks us and will transform us if we let Him. Sohrab Ahmari's beautiful memoir will help all of us trust in God alone better.' — Kathryn Jean Lopez, Editor-at-Large of National Review 'Memoirs written by people who are still in their thirties are almost never of interest to anyone. Sohrab Ahmari's, however, is a grand exception. It's a gripping account of the fascinating life of someone who was born to a liberal family in post-revolutionary Iran, migrated to the United States where he and his mother lived among Mormons in Utah, made a series of bad choices, and found his way to political conservatism and a career in journalism, and wrestled with God—unsuccessfully—to stay out of the Catholic Church.' — Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University 'Lives — indeed, as I believe, eternal destinies — will be changed by this book. I wish every angry young man who hates God could read this moving, challenging personal confession of a still-young man who has been where they are, and who gained wisdom and release.' — Rod Dreher, The American Conservative 'Buy Sohrab's superb book for its story of personal faith but also its revelations of life under a farcical theocracy.'— Tim Stanley, The Catholic Herald 'Remarkable. . . . a book of many virtues, the most unexpected of which is Ahmari's subtle brand of comedy . . . . From Fire, by Water is a spiritual memoir perfectly suited to our time.' — Jonathan V. Last, Commentary 'Ahmari's memoir took me to places I have never been, and gave me a fresh look at people and places that seemed very familiar. Most especially, Ahmari's book explored a restless human heart, searching and seeking, until, quite unexpectedly, coming to rest in the Lord.'— JD Flynn, Catholic News Agency 'If you're going to write a book about your religious conversion it'd better be a great yarn. And if you're going to write a memoir while you're still in your early thirties you'd better be a great writer. In From Fire, by Water Sohrab Ahmari has both boxes checked. . . . Ahmari is a precise and evocative writer, which makes From Fire, by Water easy reading and good reading.'— Matthew Hennessey, The University Bookman 'A thought-provoking story . . . a breath of fresh air . . .The author is a gifted wordsmith, ably portraying a variety of colorful scenes and scenarios — physical and philosophical.'— Lela Gilbert, Newsmax '[A] forthright and well-written spiritual memoir.'— Hannah Niemeier, The New Criterion 'His book offers a long, candid, and unsparing look at the young Ahmari, at the Shi'ite Muslim society into which he was born in Iran, and the secular America where he came into maturity.'— Philip F. Lawler, author of Smoke of Satan; editor of Catholic World News 'From Fire, By Water is a book that I would place in the hands of any young, over-confident, over-zealous skeptic. It's a book that college-age kids need to read as they flirt, perhaps for the first time, with new ideas that sound avant-garde and rebellious for rebellion's sake, but only end up disappointing.' — Andrew Walker, The Public Discourse Read more About the Author Sohrab Ahmari is the op-ed editor of the New York Post and a contributing editor of the Catholic Herald. Previously, he served as a columnist and editor with the Wall Street Journal opinion pages in New York and London, and as senior writer at Commentary magazine. His work has also been published in the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Weekly Standard, First Things, Dissent and America, among many other publications. Ahmari is also the author of The New Philistines: How Identity Politics Disfigure the Arts. Read more

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Non-Negotiable: The Story of Happy State Bank & The Power of Accountability

Pdf Christian Books Non-Negotiable: The Story of Happy State Bank & The Power of Accountability

Pdf:Non-Negotiable: The Story of Happy State Bank & The Power of Accountability.Review 'Are certain 'absolutes' really that important? Only if you want a hugely successful business based on integrity and trust. Whether you own and/or lead a small business, large conglomerate or anything in between, this terrific book will equip you with 20 core, non-negotiable principles that will help you build a committed, happy and empowered team of people. Your customers will love you, and a very consistently high bottom line will be the result. If I may suggest, buy a copy of this book for all the leaders and future leaders in your life.' --Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver'Sam Silverstein has, once again, given us all a gift of his insight and wisdom wrapped in the reality of a true-life success story. Non-Negotiable will change your thoughts, ideas, and actions which will change your life.' --Jim Stovall, Bestselling author, The Ultimate Gift'As a person who has built four multimillion dollar businesses from the ground up, I can tell you without any hesitation the understanding and application of the principles in Non-Negotiable is what it takes to be successful. In fact I can't imagine anyone or any organization being successful without them. What I love about the book is the writer, Sam Silverstein. Sam is not sharing theory; he is sharing his heart, his passion, and his knowledge of what works from good old-fashioned sweat equity. You will love this book!' --Paul Martinelli, president of the John Maxwell Team 'This powerful message about the direct linkage between values and success should be practiced in every business.' --Brian Tracy, author of The Power of Self-Confidence Read more From the Back Cover 'As someone who's written about successful companies--both large and small--I have learned one thing: The principles of success are simple, but the execution of those principles is hard. The primary job of leadership is to clearly present and continually reinforce what their company stands for. In this book, Sam Silverstein shows how J. Pat Hickman and the team at Happy State Bank have done just that. Their principles are non-negotiable, meaning that they are firm, fixed, unwavering. And that is how you create a meaningful organization that will endure.' --Robert Spector, cofounder of Robert Spector Consulting, and author of The Nordstrom Way  'Nearly every Hall of Fame athlete, nearly every revered musician or artist, nearly every prolific writer, and nearly every prosperous banker (and you could keep naming professions) will state unequivocally that he or she learned great lessons from someone in the same career field, and that most of those lessons crossed over into many other areas of their lives. Non-Negotiable is the story of Pat Hickman. It's a book that tells the story of a unique and highly successful businessman, but provides life lessons for everyone. Author Sam Silverstein has fully captured the spirit of Pat Hickman, and almost every page of Non-Negotiable proves why he has been so successful. Chapter 20, in particular, is a superlative list of how to live a great life. This book is not just about Pat Hickman's success, but how you, too, can learn and do what generates a high level of success in your life. I suggest that you make reading Non-Negotiable nonnegotiable.' --Mary Morrissey, author of Building Your Field of Dreams Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Accelerate your impact: Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path

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Pdf:Accelerate your impact: Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path.About the Author JJ DiGeronimo, president of Tech Savvy Women, is one of the most highly regarded speakers, authors and executive strategists to attract, retain and advance professional women in technology and related fields. Through her keynotes and executive sessions, JJ shares effective leadership and inclusion strategies to retain and develop diverse talent. Her work is featured in Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, along with many other publications. JJ began her career designing computer infrastructures for Fortune 500 companies after graduating with a computer information systems degree in 1995. She stays involved with emerging technologies, as she is a strategic adviser to venture capitalists, investment teams and executives as it relates to routes-to-market and repeatable revenue streams. With 20 years of experience in high tech, JJ advanced from entry-level technology positions into leadership positions within Silicon Valley-based technology companies. Recently, JJ completed eight years at VMware, where she focused on data center technologies: cloud computing, virtualization and SDDC. JJ is now a featured columnist for Smart Business, a regular guest on TV and radio shows and a speaker for many corporate events including Amazon, Ingram Micro, RIT, Cisco, Sears Holding Co., Clemson University, Symantec, VMware, Grace Hopper, KeyBank, EMC and many other organizations. She includes these experiences along with hours of leadership research in her book, The Working Woman's GPS. She also contributed to the book, The Confident Woman: Tapping Into Your Inner Power and hosts regular videos on www.TechSavvyWomen.TV. Throughout her career, JJ has made a positive impact within the technology industry. Her accomplishments and contributions include: • Top 100 Women Visionary Leaders To Watch In 2016, Innov8tiv, 2016 • JumpStart board member, nonprofit Accelerator for High Growth Companies, 2015 • Strategic adviser for STEMPoweredKids, CoolTechGirls and Her Ideas in Motion, 2014 • Initiated 'What DO Women in STEM DO?' video channel, 2013 • Named to Top 25 People in Technology by Inside Business, Cleveland • Next Generation Indie Book Award for The Working Woman's GPS, 2011 • Co-creator of Diversity Corporate Initiative Women on Purpose at VMware, to empower and advance women in the technology industry, 2009 • Launched Tech Savvy Women, an experienced network of women in tech and related fields, 2008 • Innovation Award from the Small Business, 2005 • Entrepreneur Magazine featured her company, TechStudents, the largest database of technology graduates from 300 colleges and universities, 2004 Tech Savvy Women: Experienced Women in Tech, Creating a Competitive Advantage Tech Savvy Women LLC is a firm that works to attract, retain, celebrate and promote experienced women in technology and related industries. Since its inception, Tech Savvy Women has hosted hundreds of events for professional women in technology. Additionally, the company facilitates recruiting and retention sessions for executives and organizational leaders looking to interlock their diverse talent with business value. Tech Savvy Women members share a wealth of knowledge, experience and value with thousands of Women in Tech representing various industries and technical disciplines. Read more

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The Little Book of Restorative Justice: Revised and Updated (Justice and Peacebuilding)

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Pdf:The Little Book of Restorative Justice: Revised and Updated (Justice and Peacebuilding).About the Author Howard Zehr directed the first victim offender conferencing program in the U.S. and is one of the original developers of restorative justice as a concept. A prolific writer and editor, speaker, educator, and photojournalist, Zehr has spoken and trained others throughout North America and in more than 25 other countries, including Brazil, Japan, Jamaica, Northern Ireland, the Ukraine, and New Zealand, where a restorative approach in the juvenile justice system has led to a dramatic drop in youth crime.Zehr is Distinguished Professor of Restorative Justice and co-director of the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Virginia). Zehr received his B.A. from Morehouse College, his M.A. from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Read more

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The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Managing Productive People

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Pdf:The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Managing Productive People.From Publishers Weekly The contrivance of this leadership handbook is a story-within-a-story: when a newbie business reporter snags an interview with a powerful CEO, the businessman takes the journalist under his wing and reveals the seven secrets he learned from his own mentor many years ago. These 'secrets' turn out to be the very same principles that drive other leadership books: respect your employees and they will follow you; know their hopes and personalities; instill a sense of group identification and trust; give 100% from the heart at all times. What’s unique about this leadership manual is its view that 'people are a lot like sheep,' leading to an overarching sheep metaphor that drives the entire book. In the chapter on direction, for example, the mentor urges shepherd-managers to lead with gentle nudges of the staff before employing the heavy-handed, painful prodding of the rod. The chapter on company identification talks about the need for 'tagging' the sheep so they are instantly recognizable as a cohesive flock. And who knew that the phrase 'pull the wool over his eyes' originated in actual shepherding techniques?Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more From the Back Cover Find inspiration and a fresh perspective on the art of leadership in this account of a cub reporter who lands the interview of a lifetime and walks away with the keys to exceptional leadership. When the reporter meets with the most respected CEO in America, the businessman shares the seven secrets he learned long ago from his mentor--an eccentric but brilliant professor who taught him proven management principles that, while ancient in origin, are applicable in today's fast-paced, high-tech world. The Way of the Shepherd is a compact, heart-warming story dotted with humor. It will teach you how to lead the people close to you so they will view their work as a calling rather than merely a job, a place to belong rather than a place to work. It shows leaders how to infuse work with meaning and how to engage, energize, and ignite their workforce and gives employees a better understanding of what makes for a quality work experience. It is a powerful metaphor for leaders that reaches back 5,000 years. It is . . . The Way of the Shepherd. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower

Pdf Christian Books Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower

Pdf:Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower.Review 'I knew Dallas Willard very well. He supervised my dissertation at USC, and upon graduation in 1985, he and Jane seemed to adopt my wife and me as their children. Those who did not know Dallas in person can get a good sense of him from his lectures and writings. But what has been a gnawing omission is the details of his life made available to the public-until now. Gary Moon's incredible book Becoming Dallas Willard fills this void and more. It is a first-rate, accurate, honest, timely, and riveting biography. If you enjoy Dallas's lectures and writings, you need to read this book. I am so thankful to Gary for doing such a careful and painstakingly accurate treatment of the life of the greatest man I ever met.' (J. P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University; author of Love Your God With all Your Mind)'I will treasure this book for the rest of my life because Dallas is truly present in it.' (Aaron Preston, associate professor of philosophy, Valparaiso University)'This is the best book I've read in a while-no exaggeration! I heartily recommend it, but with a warning wrapped in a prayer: get ready to weep, both in empathy for your friend's suffering and in gratitude for the beautiful life God fashioned through it. The eyes are the window of the soul. Jesus' ancient followers remind us that tears are a gift that cleans the window and allows light to flood the inner self. I'm a little brighter inside for having read this book. My prayer is that our Father may grant you the same gift through these pages.' (Daniel Napier, associate professor of theology, Austin Graduate School of Theology)'Gary Moon has provided a detailed and intimate depiction of the life of Dallas Willard from his inauspicious beginnings in rural Missouri to his full stature as a philosophical and spiritual thinker of extraordinary intelligence, wisdom, and clarity. In addition to sharing numerous and often heart-rending stories of Dallas's accomplishments, setbacks, and defining experiences, Moon describes the development of Willard's philosophical and religious thought and how it informed, and was informed by, his experiences and actions. What emerges is a well-rounded description of a man whose humility, immense knowledge, commitment to truth, and dedication to the well-being of others left those whose lives he touched forever improved. This is the story of a good man, and we are indebted to Gary Moon for telling it.' (Walter Hopp, associate professor of philosophy, Boston University)'An exceptional thinker and person whose work and example had a profound influence on so many, Dallas Willard was one of the truly wise men I have known. Gary Moon has written an engaging biography of this philosopher, university professor, and religious thinker who, though an ordinary man of the people, had an extraordinary impact. Moon weaves together the intriguing details of Willard's life, career, ideas, and writings to present an engaging portrait of a philosopher who made a real difference in our understanding of our times, in the lives of his students, for his many readers, and especially for those of us who were fortunate enough to know and work with him.' (Brendan Sweetman, department of philosophy, Rockhurst University)'The Willard wit and charm appear on nearly every page of this edifying book. Those who knew Dallas well will learn more besides, much of it truly captivating. Gary Moon manages to weave what is anecdotally interesting with what is spiritually compelling, and the whole thing is layered with philosophical richness without which there would be no Dallas Willard. ' (R. Douglas Geivett, professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University)'I think many people will surprised, encouraged and, yes, pained by Dallas's journey. Still, this is a story that will prolong his important legacy.' (Keith Matthews, Azusa Pacific University)'Only a man of Gary Moon's astute perspective, intellectual acumen, and spiritual insight could write a biography that accomplishes what most don't. Becoming Dallas Willard combines Dallas's ordinary but compelling life events with a thoughtful grasp of Willard's intellectual journey through spirituality, philosophy, and psychology. This is a rare accomplishment for a biographer, but reading this story has a third benefit beyond knowledge and understanding, which is the ability to change us as readers. Moon's words can move us so deeply that we are not just reading a book, but participating in our own personal transformation. This is an amazing biography for a time such as ours.' (Roy M. Carlisle, acquisitions director at Independent Institute)''Dallas was a wonderfully disruptive presence in the world,' may be the best description of the man whose theology has helped all of us understand and experience God and his kingdom in clear, hopeful, and magnificent ways. But Dallas's humanity was, to me, as strong a draw to him as his mind. Gary has managed to capture both the brilliance and the brokenness of Dallas, and I think the weaving of those two threads together is what God used to shape this most unique and winsome of men. This story is ministering to some of the most broken and wounded parts of my soul.' (Nancy Ortberg, CEO of Transforming the Bay with Christ)'C. S. Lewis once wrote, 'no possible degree of holiness or heroism which has ever been recorded of the greatest saints is beyond what He [God] is determined to produce in every one of us in the end.' In Becoming Dallas Willard, Dr. Gary Moon presents in narrative a developing portrait of a modern saint, a man who both believed and lived the sober truth that real change is possible for all of us. Gratefully, Gary does not write a hagiographic account of one great man's life that awakens desire to become a truly good person but frustrates us with no idea of what to do. I intend to reread what Dallas wrote. His thoughts just might light the path to where I long to go.' (Larry Crabb, psychologist, author, When God's Ways Make No Sense) Read more About the Author Gary W. Moon (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is director of the Martin Family Institute and Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He also codirects Fuller's doctor of ministry degree program in spiritual direction, which blends ancient Christian spirituality, Ignatian spirituality, and spiritual formation insights from Dallas Willard. He served as distinguished professor of psychology and Christian spirituality at Richmont Graduate University, editor in chief for the journal Conversations, and director of the Renovaré International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation. His books include Apprenticeship with Jesus and Falling for God. Read more

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48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal

Pdf Christian Books 48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal

Pdf:48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal.About the Author Dan Miller is president of 48 Days LLC, specializing in creative thinking for increased personal and business success. He is the author of 48 Days to the Work You Love, No More Mondays, and Wisdom Meets Passion: When Generations Collide and Collaborate. Dan also writes for CBN.com, Crosswalk.com, In Touch, AARP, Success magazines and the Zig Ziglar newsletter.   Dan has been a guest on CBS’ The Early Show, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Mathews, 700 Club’s Living The Life and Fox Business News with Dave Ramsey Show.   He and his wife, Joanne, live in Franklin, Tennessee. Read more

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My Father's Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company

Pdf Christian Books My Father's Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company

Pdf:My Father's Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company."This classic story told through the eyes of my friend Cal Jr. is instructive in almost every area of life. I simply could not put it down. Must-read!" (Dave Ramsey, best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host) The first-person account of the family that changed the American retail landscape.  Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father Cal Turner, Sr. and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. Cal's narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300 - at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship. Cal shares how the small-town values with which he was raised helped him guide Dollar General from family enterprise to national powerhouse. Chronicling three generations of a successful family with very different leadership styles, Cal Jr. shares a wealth of wisdom from a lifetime on the entrepreneurial front lines. He shows how his grandfather turned a third-grade education into an asset for success. He reveals how his driven father hatched the game-changing dollar price point strategy and why it worked. And he explains how he found his own leadership style when he took his place at the helm - values-based, people-oriented, and pragmatic. Cal's story provides a riveting look at the family love and drama behind Dollar General's spectacular rise, pays homage to the working-class people whose no-frills needs helped determine its rock-bottom prices, and shares the life and lessons of one of America's most compelling business leaders.

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Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods

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Pdf:Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods.Review 'Jonathan Brooks ('Pastah J') is one of the most authentic, credible, and prophetic voices in the church today. Church Forsaken is a holy wake-up call for every Christian to not overlook the beauty in the brokenness around us. This book will have you looking for the glory of God in every place and person including yourself.' (Shawn Casselberry, executive director of Mission Year, coauthor of Soul Force: Seven Pivots Toward Courage, Community, and Change)'Church Forsaken brilliantly demonstrates that we love God by loving our neighbor, and one of the primary ways we love our neighbor is by loving our neighborhood. This book is a bold dare to all followers of Jesus to discover anew the breadth and depth of the gospel by becoming faithfully present within our parishes, not just as individuals, but as the body of Christ. Jonathan Brooks fosters a desire within me to be part of a real local church.' (Dwight J. Friesen, associate professor of practical theology at the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, author of Thy Kingdom Connected) Read more About the Author Jonathan Brooks ('Pastah J') is senior pastor of Canaan Community Church in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. He has a master's of divinity in Christian community development from Northern Seminary, was an art and architecture teacher with Chicago Public Schools, and is a recording artist with the hip-hop group Out-World. He and his family live in West Englewood. Read more

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Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service

Pdf Christian Books Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service

Pdf:Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service.Review 'A profound journey of the heart, head and hands in which Mary Poplin discovers her own 'Calcutta'--the classroom with its students in whom seeds of life must be sown for the life of the world to come.' (Kelly Monroe Kullberg, founder, The Veritas Forum, and author of Finding God Beyond Harvard: The Quest for Veritas)'Mary Poplin's pilgrimage of discovering Christ among the most vulnerable of the world's poor is an accessible and inspiring invitation to us all. Her honesty, thoughtfulness and reflections are an important provocation for those who find their realities separated from our sisters and brothers who suffer today. Mary does an excellent job of building the bridges between the insulated and isolated lack of experience of poverty in academia and the oppression and injustice on the streets of one of the world's poorest cities. Her interactions and stories of Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity are a true glimpse of grace and a sweet reminder that God is with and among those who suffer most. Honest, thoughtful and reflective, Finding Calcutta will challenge you to love more freely where you find yourself.' (Christopher L. Heuertz, international director, Word Made Flesh, and author of Simple Spirituality: Learning to See God in a Broken World)'Mary Poplin's spiritually nurturing account of her experiences with the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta is a loving portrait of a true work of God. In these pages readers encounter Mother Teresa's deep spiritual wisdom as a call to reflection, repentance and a renewed concern for 'the poorest of the poor' as bearers of Christ's image. There is spiritual refreshment here for believer and doubter alike.' (James A. Herrick, Guy Vander Jagt Professor of Communication, Hope College, author of The Making of the New Spirituality and Scientific Mythologies)'Mary Poplin found her first Calcutta in India as she volunteered in Mother Teresa's ministry to the poorest of the poor. She found her second Calcutta in her own university as she returned to recognize that the poorest of the poor are not always those with no material wealth but those with no knowledge of God and nowhere to find it. The story of her transformed spiritual life segues beautifully into the story of her transformed academic life. An exciting book of great wisdom.' (James W. Sire, author of The Universe Next Door and Habits of the Mind)'In this poignant, elegant, humble memoir, Poplin gives us far more than Mother Teresa or even another Mother Teresa story. She gives us instead the Jesus and the Christianity that operated through Mother Teresa. Poplin's experience of finding Calcutta irrevocably changed her soul. It will change yours as well.' (Phyllis Tickle, former religion editor, Publishers Weekly, and compiler of The Divine Hours)'If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be a worldly California academic curious enough to volunteer in Mother Teresa's Calcutta Mission, prepare to be surprised. After struggling to translate her experience there for a secular audience, Dr. Poplin has ended by translating her readers into Mother Teresa's own unfamiliar, spiritual dimension. Watch out--you will not be able to keep from meditating.' (C. John Sommerville, author of The Decline of the Secular University)'Having been the spiritual director of the Missionaries of Charity in Asia for many years, I read Mary Poplin's book with keen interest and fond memories of these remarkable women. Finding Calcutta is a love story between God and two women, Mother Teresa and the author. In describing her encounter and the lessons learned with 'God's pencil,' Mary Poplin has penned 'something beautiful for God.' This book not only captures the spirituality of Mother Teresa and her sisters but also reminds us of an important principle in spiritual formation that God taught its author: our own Calcutta is most often right smack where we are.' (Albert Haase, O.F.M., director, School of Spirituality at Mayslake Ministries, and author of Coming Home to Your True Self: Leaving the Emptiness of False Attractions)'Mary Poplin seeks to integrate her experience with Mother Teresa into her work and life and to come together with others who hunger and thirst. This book can be a platform to gather those of us so disposed so that the flame is not lost and will continue to produce abundant fruit, fruits of eternal life.' (Father Angelo Devananda Scolozzi, U.F.W., Centro de Espiritualidad Madre Teresa, Chihuahua, Mexico)'Mary Poplin takes us on a pilgrimage toward clarity about who we are and what our life amounts to. The pilgrimage is simultaneously through Calcutta and through the heart of the 'sophisticated' dynamics of university life in America. As it proceeds we gain a better understanding of the social forces that govern the university in the name of intellect--but falsely so. It will be of special help to those engaged in academic life, at whatever level. They will find here a guide who has been grasped by God and enabled to see that life and the surrounding cultural world for what they really are, and what under God they could be.' (Dallas Willard, professor of philosophy, University of Southern California, and author of The Divine Conspiracy and Hearing God) Read more About the Author Mary Poplin (Ph.D., University of Texas) is professor of education at Claremont Graduate University in California, where she has served as director of the teacher education program and dean of the School of Educational Studies. Poplin works on the application of the intellectual, social and psychological principles of the Judeo-Christian worldview as they apply to higher education, particularly among culturally and linguistically diverse peoples and the poor. She has been a presenter about Mother Teresa's influence and legacy at Veritas Forums across the country. Read more

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Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy and Walking Humbly in the World

Pdf Christian Books Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy and Walking Humbly in the World

Pdf:Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy and Walking Humbly in the World.Review 'Slow Kingdom Coming is deeply truthful and beautifully rendered, with stories drawn from the lives of colaborers around the world alongside important research. Smart, accessible, theologically rich and sociologically engaged, this book deserves a close read by all those drawn to live out Scripture's commands to do justice in our broken world.'--Brian Howell, professor of anthropology, Wheaton College, author of Short-Term Mission'Kent Annan is doing some of the most redemptive work on the planet. His newest book is a breath of fresh air he steps back from all the action to consider the practices, prayer and disciplined reflection that sustains the work of justice. Slow Kingdom Coming is about going slow in a fast world, going deep in a shallow world and going far in a world that likes shortcuts. Brilliant.'--Shane Claiborne, speaker, activist, author of Executing Grace' Read more About the Author Kent Annan (MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary) is a writer, speaker and co-director of Haiti Partners, a nonprofit focused on education in Haiti. He is the author of Read more

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Beyond the Local Church: How Apostolic Movements Can Change the World

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Pdf:Beyond the Local Church: How Apostolic Movements Can Change the World.Review 'Beyond the Local Church is a critically dangerous read for anyone within earshot of Christendom. If Sam is wrong, nothing will change and the church will continue its downward slide into a remnant. If Sam is right, the church is uniquely and powerfully poised to reach the world. Great read, timely, and as usual, I find myself disagreeing on a few points but mostly muttering to myself, Dang it, I think he's right!' (Hugh Halter, author of The Tangible Kingdom)'Many people today in our backyard, the inner city or across the world are not attracted to or being reached by our churches today. Have we been shortsighted in not seeing the potential sitting in the pew by not training, empowering and sending those whose gifts would be better used outside the traditional church? Beyond the Local Church brings an exciting vision for an unrestricted apostolic empowering and sending that matches the biblical apostolic age of the first century church. Read, listen and respond so the true potential of God's calls is realized.' (Judy TenElshof, professor of Christian ministry and leadership, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University)'The discipling of nations requires the whole body of Christ to work together. Apostolic people and structures extend the gospel across geographic, cultural and linguistic barriers. Local churches nurture and mobilize disciples for ministry. Both are essential. As a global mission leader, Sam Metcalf makes a passionate call for missional synergy and inspires us to unleash new waves of entrepreneurs for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. This book is dynamite. Grounded in Scripture, its principles can spark movements that will change our world.' (Dean Carlson, president, OC International)'Beyond the Local Church challenges the too common (but ultimately illegitimate) division between church and parachurch ministries. Sam Metcalf asks questions and explores categories that are helpful and thought provoking, regardless of whether someone ends up agreeing. This book is a necessary addition to the many conversations being had about how Christ's church should function from the margins of Western culture.' (Mike Erre, lead pastor, First Evangelical Free Church, Fullerton, CA)'I loved the following quote in chapter nine: 'And may God do it through those of you for whom this book is written, those apostolically gifted men and women destined to make your God-ordained contribution around the world through fresh, authentic gospel movements. May what is written here validate your calling and encourage you to action. The health and vibrancy of the entire Christian movement is at stake, and the eternal destiny of the multitudes hangs in the balance.' The quote is typical of the many challenges in view in this book. Sam wants to see the Great Commission carried out, and this book is stellar on apostolic movements―firsthand research and experimentation and years of practice have led to its insights. My hope is that many apostolically gifted men and women will profit from Sam's careful capture of so many practical insights about apostolic movements.' (J. Robert Clinton, retired professor of leadership, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary)'In Beyond the Local Church, Sam Metcalf provides a fresh, inspiring and provocative look at how the body of Christ is meant to function. You won't agree with everything; neither did I. But that's exactly why you need to read it―to challenge your assumptions and expand your horizons on a topic too important to ignore.' (Steve Moore, executive director, nexLeader, Association of Biblical Higher Education, former president, Missio Nexus)'Beyond the Local Church reflects Sam Metcalf's experience as a scholar and as a practitioner of the Great Commission. His metaphor of two feet walking in tandem is instructive and challenging to both church and parachurch alike. Metcalf's writing is direct and edifying and worth reading by those who have been sent and those doing the sending.' (Kenneth G. Elzinga, professor of economics, University of Virginia)'Apostles, prophets and evangelists: prepare to be encouraged as Sam unfolds history and the Scriptures to illustrate what God intends for the church to be, why we often don't feel like we fit in, and how we can best live out our calling and bless the local church. As I read Beyond the Local Church I found myself finding new meaning and understanding of my past experiences in the local church. I love the local church, but it is not the primary place I am fed or launched into the work that God has called me to do. Sam's work here has expanded my understanding of the church, validated my gifting and role and spurred me on to help build the structures necessary to unleash the fullness of the church in all its forms. My greatest contribution to the local church will likely result from efforts that expand and bring new life into the church in ways the local church cannot do for itself.' (Keith Uebele, senior strategist, Intel Corporation)'Sam Metcalf makes a compelling case for the biblical pattern of local churches and apostolic bands in dynamic partnership. The fulfillment of the Great Commission demands it. Along the way Sam illustrates these principles with stories and case studies gleaned from a lifetime of experience in world mission. His chapter on how to engage and release apostolic leaders is worth the price of admission!' (Steve Addison, author of Pioneering Movements and What Jesus Started)'This groundbreaking book challenges us to think differently and more biblically regarding local church and mission. We have become trapped in our thinking, history and culture about the human structures God uses. We have argued too often about the legitimacy of ministries and missions beyond the local expressions of church. For the sake of the gospel and the kingdom, Sam helps us break out into a new and deeper understanding of the apostolic and local. We must take seriously and practically the seminal teaching of this volume.' (Jerry White, international president emeritus, The Navigators) Read more About the Author Sam Metcalf is president of CRM, a worldwide ministry focused on pioneering new ground among the unreached and unchurched, bringing lasting transformation among the poor and mobilizing the church for mission. He also coordinates CoNext, a global partnership of CRM-like entities in eleven nations. Sam holds a master's degree from the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary and a doctorate from the Fuller School of Theology. He and his wife Patty live in southern California and have two children and four grandchildren. Read more

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How to Graduate Debt-Free: The Best Strategies to Pay for College #NotGoingBroke

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Pdf:How to Graduate Debt-Free: The Best Strategies to Pay for College #NotGoingBroke.About the Author KRISTINA ELLIS is the acclaimed author of Confessions of a Scholarship Winner and a sought-after speaker on college prep and finance. Ellis was a Coca-Cola National Scholar, a Gates Millennium Scholar, and a US Presidential Freedom Scholar while earning various other scholarships, grants, and awards. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with dual majors in human and organizational development and business planning and entrepreneurship, and earned her master’s degree in education from Belmont University. Ellis has appeared on Yahoo! Finance, Fox News, Katie Couric, and the 700 Club, and in multiple publications including Seventeen Magazine, CBS online, and BeliefNet. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more

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How to Be a Gentleman Revised and Expanded: A Timely Guide to Timeless Manners (The GentleManners Series)

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Pdf:How to Be a Gentleman Revised and Expanded: A Timely Guide to Timeless Manners (The GentleManners Series).About the Author John Bridges, author of How to Be a Gentleman, is also the coauthor, with Bryan Curtis, of seven other volumes in the best-selling GentleManners series. He is a frequent guest on television and radio news programs, always championing gentlemanly behavior in modern society. Bridges has appeared on the Today Show, the Discovery Channel, and CBS Sunday Morning, and has been profiled in People magazine and the New York Times. Read more

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As a Gentleman Would Say Revised and Expanded: Responses to Life's Important (and Sometimes Awkward) Situations (The GentleManners Series)

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Pdf:As a Gentleman Would Say Revised and Expanded: Responses to Life's Important (and Sometimes Awkward) Situations (The GentleManners Series).About the Author John Bridges, author of How to Be a Gentleman, is also the coauthor, with Bryan Curtis, of seven other volumes in the best-selling GentleManners series. He is a frequent guest on television and radio news programs, always championing gentlemanly behavior in modern society. Bridges has appeared on the Today Show, the Discovery Channel, and CBS Sunday Morning, and has been profiled in People magazine and the New York Times. Read more

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How to Be a Lady Revised and Expanded: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy (The GentleManners Series)

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Pdf:How to Be a Lady Revised and Expanded: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy (The GentleManners Series).A charming reminder of what it takes to be an exemplary woman—someone who is mindful of the effect she has on others and knows how to breeze through an awkward conversation with poise. Of all the women you know, how many of them would you describe as “a lady”? Naturally, you know women who are kind and intelligent, witty and resourceful; but a lady is an altogether different variety of female. She’s mindful of the effect she has on those around her, and she’s careful not to let her words or appearance betray her true intentions.How to Be a Lady is a charming reminder of what it takes to be an exemplary woman—someone who knows how to breeze through an awkward conversation with poise, or delicately sidestep the beauty salon gossip. Candace Simpson-Giles delivers a delightful refresher course on what it means to be a lady among women.

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Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved

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Pdf:Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved.New York Times best seller"A meditation on sense-making when there's no sense to be made, on letting go when we can't hold on, and on being unafraid even when we're terrified." (Lucy Kalanithi)"Belongs on the shelf alongside other terrific books about this difficult subject, like Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air and Atul Gawande's Being Mortal." (Bill Gates)Named one of the best books of the year by Real SimpleKate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God's disapproval. At 35, everything in her life seems to point toward "blessing". She is thriving in her job, married to her high school sweetheart, and loves life with her newborn son.Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.The prospect of her own mortality forces Kate to realize that she has been tacitly subscribing to the prosperity gospel, living with the conviction that she can control the shape of her life with "a surge of determination". Even as this type of Christianity celebrates the American can-do spirit, it implies that if you "can't do" and succumb to illness or misfortune, you are a failure. Kate is very sick, and no amount of positive thinking will shrink her tumors. What does it mean to die, she wonders, in a society that insists everything happens for a reason? Kate is stripped of this certainty only to discover that without it, life is hard but beautiful in a way it never has been before.Frank and funny, dark and wise, Kate Bowler pulls the reader deeply into her life in an account she populates affectionately with a colorful, often hilarious retinue of friends, megachurch preachers, relatives, and doctors. Everything Happens for a Reason tells her story, offering up her irreverent, hard-won observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live. Praise for Everything Happens for a Reason:"I fell hard and fast for Kate Bowler. Her writing is naked, elegant, and gripping - she's like a Christian Joan Didion. I left Kate's story feeling more present, more grateful, and a hell of a lot less alone. And what else is art for?" (Glennon Doyle, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Love Warrior and president of Together Rising)

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The Legacy Journey: A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity

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Pdf:The Legacy Journey: A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity.About the Author DAVE RAMSEY is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored five New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, and Smart Money Smart Kids. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 12 million listeners each week on more than 575 radio stations. Follow Ramsey on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com. Read more

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Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance

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Pdf:Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance.About the Author Bob Buford is an entrepreneur that grew a successful cable television company in the first half of his life. In his second half, Buford founded Halftime, an organization designed to inspire business and professional leaders to embrace God's calling and move from success to significance. For outstanding resources, self-assessment tools, stories, events and experiences to help you on your Halftime journey from success to significance visit www.Halftime.org. Read more

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Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results

Pdf Christian Books Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results

Pdf:Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results.We've seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. In this collection, edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, leading businesspeople, best-selling authors, and spiritual leaders offer tools for implementing this proven - but for some, still radical - leadership model. The book is organized into six parts. Part one, Fundamentals of Servant Leadership, describes basic aspects of servant leadership. Part two, Elements of Servant Leadership, highlights some of the different points of view of servant leaders. Part three, Lessons in Servant Leadership, focuses on what people have learned on a personal level from observing servant leadership in action. Part four, Exemplars of Servant Leadership, features people who have been identified as classic servant leaders. Part five, Putting Servant Leadership to Work, offers firsthand accounts of people who have made servant leadership come alive in their organizations. Part six, Servant Leadership Turnarounds, illustrates how servant leadership can dramatically impact both results and human satisfaction in organizations. This is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.

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Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

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Pdf:Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art.Review “When I discovered Walking on Water years ago, my creative self underwent a sort of liberation. I had always sensed that there was a wonderful connection between spirituality and creativity, but Madeleine’s insights about both of those worlds helped me claim with more confidence my own creative gifts. This is a wise and inspiring book that should be in every artist’s library.” –Vinita Hampton Wright, author of Grace at Bender Springs and Velma Still Cooks in Leeway “Once again, L’Engle touches the deepest parts of our psyche and heart with her artist’s wand. She writes with an earthy rhythm that not only reveals the mysteries of our artistic natures, but also qualifies all along the way her inimitable wise-woman philosophies. L’Engle’ s writing is God’s gift to a generation who needs to sit on a stump and lend an ear to what the right brain is saying to the left and to what the soul is saying to the heart. Walking on Water guides the wandering artist back to the Savior and says ‘There, you’ve come home again where you belong!’” –Patricia Hickman, award-winning author of Katrina’s Wings “There are those who write about art-making as if they’ re detailing the techniques of a heart surgeon. Then there are those, like Madeleine L’Engle, who simply show you their heart. Like the words of Jesus to the fisherman brothers, the words of Madeleine are ‘follow me’ words. Through the pages of Walking on Water hungry, thirsty folks have been following for two decades–quickly recognizing that the reason Madeleine is worth following is that she follows Jesus.” –Charlie Peacock-Ashworth, record producer and author of At the Crossroads: An Insider's Look at Contemporary Christian Music Read more About the Author Madeleine L'Engle was the author of more than forty-five books for all ages, among them the beloved A Wrinkle in Time, awarded the Newbery Medal; A Ring of Endless Light, a Newbery Honor Book; A Swiftly Tilting Planet, winner of the American Book Award; and the Austin family series of which Troubling a Star is the fifth book. L'Engle was named the 1998 recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards award, honoring her lifetime contribution in writing for teens.Ms. L'Engle was born in 1918 in New York City. She wrote her first book, The Small Rain, while touring with Eva Le Gallienne in Uncle Harry. She met Hugh Franklin, to whom she was married until his death in 1986, while they were rehearsing The Cherry Orchard, and they were married on tour during a run of The Joyous Season, starring Ethel Barrymore.Ms. L'Engle retired from the stage after her marriage, and the Franklins moved to northwest Connecticut and opened a general store. After a decade in Connecticut, the family returned to New York.After splitting her time between New York City and Connecticut and acting as the librarian and writer-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Madeleine L’Engle died on September 7, 2007 at the age of 88. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Illuminata: A Return to Prayer

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Pdf:Illuminata: A Return to Prayer.About the Author Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times Bestsellers. Four of these have been #1, including Illuminata, A Woman's Worth, and the mega best seller A Return to Love, considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. Read more

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My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer

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Pdf:My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer.Review “[Christian Wiman's] poetry and his scholarship have a purifying urgency that is rare in this world. This puts him at the very source of theology, and enables him to say new things in timeless language, so that the reader's surprise and assent are one and the same.” ―Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gilead“Every generation needs someone to write about faith as lucidly as Christian Wiman does in this ‘meditation of a modern believer.'” ―The Wall Street Journal“Christian Wiman's My Bright Abyss creates in the reader the keen, poetic attention of a man with a cancer diagnosis trying to remain fully present in his life. His spiritual ancestors are C. S. Lewis and Thomas Merton. Like Lewis, he's surprised by the joy of falling in love. Like Merton, he captures the smugness that can poison some atheists as it does some believers. This masterwork of doubt and faith, literature and theology, will affect nonbelievers and spiritual seekers alike.” ―Mary Karr, author of Lit and The Liar's Club“In another day and age, this book would be called a revelation, a mysticism, a holy text. What does it mean for a modern man to believe? In this extremely moving narrative, this question is asked with grace and fury, with astonishing eloquence and courage that only a few can equal in our time. It will be read for years and years to come.” ―Ilya Kaminsky, author of Dancing in Odessa“Forged from pain, like most masterpieces, My Bright Abyss provides an advanced course in applied mysticism for the twenty-first century.” ―Eliza Griswold, author of The Tenth Parallel“Christian Wiman has written a moving, thoughtful meditation on faith and poetry that is really a treatise on meaning: where we find it, what it offers us, whether it can mitigate pain. There's a luminous clarity in these pages, the kind that comes only when a writer is facing ultimate questions.” ―Meghan O'Rourke, author of The Long Goodbye“My Bright Abyss . . . has unlocked the universe for me. My soul sang alongside every word. It's an instant classic, will be revered a hundred years from now.” ―Jamie Quatro, The Fine Delight“Like the classic mystics, [Wiman] often resorts to a language of paradox to convey things that ordinary language can't … Wiman speaks carefully but powerfully . . . The best that can come from contemplation of mortality, perhaps, is a kind of wisdom that can give others strength--not by answering questions, like those best-sellers which claim to tell you what happens after you see the white light, but by asking questions honestly . . . My Bright Abyss is a book that will give light and strength, even to those who find themselves unable to follow its difficult path.” ―Adam Kirsch, The New Yorker“This is a daring and urgent book . . . More than any other contemporary book I know, My Bright Abyss reveals what it can mean to experience St. Benedict's admonition to keep death daily before your eyes . . . Wiman is relentless in his probing of how life feels when one is up against death . . . With both honesty and humility, Wiman looks deep into his doubts his suspicion of religious claims and his inadequacy at prayer. He seeks ‘a poetics of belief, a language capacious enough to include a mystery that, ultimately, defeats it, and sufficiently intimate and inclusive to serve not only as individual expression but as communal need. This is a very tall order, and Wiman is a brave writer to take it on . . . Wiman mounts a welcome, insightful and bracing assault on both the complacent pieties of many Christians and the thoughtless bigotry of intellectuals who regard Christian faith as suitable only for idiots or fools . . . This pithy and passionate book is not easy, but it is rewarding. Wiman's finely honed language can be vivid and engaging . . . He exhibits a poet's concern for precision . . . This is, above all, a book about experience, and about seeking a language that is adequate for both the fiery moments of inspiration and the ‘fireless life' in which we spend most of our days. It is a testament to the human ability to respond to grace, even at times of great suffering, and to resolve to live and love more fully even as death draws near.” ―Kathleen Norris, The New York Times Book Review“Burnished and beautiful, My Bright Abyss is a sobering look at faith and poetry by a man who believes fiercely in both, but fears he might be looking at them for the last time. Wiman's memoir is innovative in its willingness to interrogate not only religious belief, but one of its most common surrogates, literature . . . Wiman's story is chiefly a love affair: of a poet with words, of a husband with his wife and two daughters, of a believer with the holy . . . Here is a poet wrestling with words the way that Jacob wrestled the angel . . . Wiman calls his memoir the 'Meditation of a Modern Believer,' and it is that, but more than meditation, it is an apologia and a prayer, an invitation and a fellow traveler for any who suffer and all who believe.” ―Casey N. Cep, The New Republic“In verse and poetry alike, Christian Wiman possesses and endearing and profound spiritual sensibility . . . My Bright Abyss is built of prose so lyrical and true you want to roll it around in your mouth and then speak it to strangers on the street . . . Wiman refuses easeful conclusions, he celebrates the verse and the two-faced joy at the hub of our lives--Nietzsche's tragic joy--and in doing so he has written what will be for many a life-changing book.” ―William Giraldi, Virginia Quarterly Review“My Bright Abyss gives us eleven essays that are at once personal and philosophical, critical and inclusive. If it is possible to prolifically and empathetically investigate each existential imperative--death, art, love, and God--Wiman has offered us the closest thing . .. The essays are not unlike a poem in a collection, adding bone to the body, yet strong enough to stand alone. Each is immersed in conversation with the others, anchored to a common ambition: to restore the sacred extrapolation of our imaginations, the unfurling of faith and love in the moment of creating . . . Wiman writes with forceful honesty. His hope lays on the inchoate edge of impossibility and because of that becomes nearly tangible . . . The maturity of Wiman's voice, the quiet that suffuses his words and indicates his gravity of introspection, and the gorgeous cadence offered in damn near every sentence make this one book I'll relentlessly recommend to those peering into the terrifying and beautiful abyss--which is to say, anyone and everyone. We are indebted to him, a poet who revels in the limitations of language in My Bright Abyss and therefore, consequently and in a blaze, transcends those limitations.” ―Caitlin Mackenzie, HTMLGiant“In My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer . . . Christian Wiman--himself a fine poet and translator of the Russian poet and essayist Osip Mandelstam--contemplates the meaning of poetic incarnation in specifically Christian terms, drawing on a wide range of authors. He blends poetry (his own and others'), criticism, theological speculation, and memoir in ways that defy easy categorization . . . Throughout My Bright Abyss, Wiman avoids formulaic responses. His prose is poetry in the truest sense: language adequate to one person's experience . . . Wiman's book is a moving argument for the use of poetry as a spiritual guide . . . [Wiman] shows us what happens to a man when his relation to the divine is reawakened, his mind becoming alert in ways previously unimaginable. That alertness carries over into his readings of poetry, which occur in a pressured context, as the language of the poems becomes part of his evolving mental landscape, part of his recovery, his spiritual (as well as physical) survival . . . In My Bright Abyss, Wiman offers a demonstration of what faith means to a critic: not a new way of life but, more mysteriously, the old life freshly understood, filtered through a range of texts. He reminds us that revelation comes not in a whirlwind or fire, but in that ‘still, small voice' that came to Elijah in the desert. ‘The voice is always there, for everyone,' writes Wiman. ‘For some of us, unfortunately, it takes terror and pain to make us capable of hearing it.' It is this urgency that separates the wheat from the chaff among critics.” ―Jay Parini, The Chronicle Review“Wiman isn't the least bit sentimental or nostalgic about the deeply Christian faith that provides the bedrock for his meditation . . . I can think of only a handful of writers I've read who have diagnosed the contemporary spiritual condition as poignantly as Wiman. But he doesn't stop at ‘reading the times.' Wiman weaves an intensely personal account of the hard work of maintaining belief in the midst of a culture determined to identify itself as secular . . . The poet is always wide-eyed and available to the world, but Wiman has the kind of gaze that Flannery O'Connor says is peculiar to the Catholic writer: their seeing continues deep beneath the surface of what all of us can plainly see . . . [My Bright Abyss] is breathtakingly beautiful and astonishing in its wisdom. . . hands down, the best book I've read in more than a decade.” ―Kurt Armstrong, Geez Magazine“A set of sublimely original spiritual reflections . . . Beyond the autobiographical elements of the book, beyond the translucent prose that this gifted poet offers us, its more universal value is its presentation of a modern believer . . . This is a book to take in small bites, to savor and study. You cannot read it impatiently. It will challenge you, believer or not, to think again about the things that are most important. Above all, Wiman demonstrates how to be fully human and deeply religious in a way that is free of cant and fully open to sharing the pain of the world, perhaps in order to bring it to new life . . . Wiman speaks to today in ways that very few other spiritual writers have attained, causing his readers to become a little more alive, with all that might mean for a fuller insertion into the pain and the joy of the world.” ―Paul Lakeland, National Catholic Reporter“Wiman infuses his writing with lyricism and a playfulness with language . . . He augments his own mastery of language with the liberal use of quotations from other poets and writers, spanning an impressive range of literary backgrounds. Wiman's depth of knowledge as a reader truly undergirds this work, as he invokes everyone from George Herbert to Simone Weil, Dietrich Bonheoffer to Seamus Heaney. As the author struggles to understand God, he also struggles to comprehend the institution of Christianity, seeing in it deep flaws, an inability to fully grasp the depth of the God it proclaims, and what he sees as a childish clinging to legend and myth . . . Poignant and focused . . . Wiman's grasp of the written word carries this unconventional faith memoir.” ―Kirkus Read more About the Author Christian Wiman is the author of six previous books, most recently Every Riven Thing (FSG, 2010), winner of the Ambassador Book Award in poetry, and Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam. Read more

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Love Heals

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Pdf:Love Heals.About the Author Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, social entrepreneur, and founder and president of Thistle Farms, the largest social enterprise in the US run by survivors. An international voice for the global movement for women's freedom and a defender of the marginalized, she has been named a “Champion of Change” by the White House for her work against domestic violence, “Humanitarian of the Year” by a number of organizations, and a “CNN Hero.” Becca has received two honorary doctorates and lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she serves as an Episcopal priest and lives with her Grammy-winning songwriter husband and three sons. Read more

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Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim's Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series

Pdf Christian Books Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim's Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series

Pdf:Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim's Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series.About the Author Jan Karon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels in the Mitford series, featuring Episcopal priest Father Tim Kavanagh. She has authored twelve other books, including Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader, and several titles for children. Jan lives in Virginia near the World Heritage site of Jefferson's Monticello. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. AT HOME IN MITFORD In the first of fourteen Mitford novels, we meet Father Tim, an Episcopal rector yearning for more . . . until he finds himself with more than he can handle. The introduction of a dog as big as a sofa, a beautiful next-door neighbor, and the abandoned eleven-year-old Dooley shake up Father Tim's comfortable bachelor routines. He begins a new life, shedding old habits and embracing unfamiliar ones, and emerging from his cocoon along the way. He arrived at the office, uttering the prayer he had offered at its door every morning for twelve years: 'Father, make me a blessing to someone today, through Christ our Lord. Amen.' As he took the key from his pocket, he felt something warm and disgustingly wet on his hand. He looked down into the face of a large, black, mud-caked dog, whose tail began to beat wildly against his pant leg. 'Good grief!' he said, wiping his hand on his windbreaker. At that, the dog leaped up and licked his face, sending a shower of saliva into his right ear. 'Get away! Be gone!' he shouted. He tried to protect the notebook he was carrying, but the dog gave it a proper licking before he could stuff it in his jacket, then tried to snatch it from him. 'Down!' he commanded, at which the dog leaped up and gave his chin a bath. He tried to fend the animal off with his elbow, while inserting the key in the office door. If he were a cussing man, he reasoned, this would offer a premier opportunity to indulge himself. ''Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth,'' he quoted in a loud voice from Ephesians, ''but that which is good to the use of edifying . . .'' Suddenly, the dog sat down and looked at his prey with fond admiration. -Chapter 1 Barnabas    Father Tim visits his elderly-and favorite-parishioner at the big house on the hill above Mitford. Miss Sadie held her hands out to the rector. 'At Fernbank,' she said, 'we always hold hands when we say the blessing.' He prayed with a contented heart. 'Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you've done for us. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side. Above all, we give you thanks for the great mercies and promises given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whose name we pray.' 'Amen!' they said in unison. -Chapter 5 The Big Six-O    In this scene, Father Tim is speaking with Uncle Billy Watson, who worries that he'll lose his home. Father Tim has offered to look into a special dispensation from the town that will allow Billy and his schizophrenic wife, Miss Rose, to have a life estate. 'Well, Preacher, you've took a load off my mind, and that's a fact. I've been wrestlin' with this f'r a good while, and I'm just goin' to set it down in th' road and leave it.' 'That's a good plan, Uncle Billy. God asks us not to worry about tomorrow.' 'That's a hard one, Preacher.' 'It is. And it takes practice. Just stick with today, is what he recommends. Of course, it helps to stick with him, while we're at it.' 'I've been stickin' with him a good many years. Not like I ought to, but I want t' do better, don't you know.' 'Why don't we have a prayer?' He put his arm around Uncle Billy's shoulders. 'Father, we thank you for Bill Watson's faith in you, and for his willingness to let you be in control. We turn this matter over to you now, and ask for the wisdom to proceed, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.' -Chapter 6 Dooley    Father Tim muses on anxiety and faith. After morning prayer, he studied the challenging message of Luke 12: 'Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, nor about your body, what you shall put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 'Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?' There was not one man in a thousand who considered these words more than poetical vapor, he thought as he dressed. Don't be anxious? Most mortals considered anxiety, and plenty of it, an absolute requirement for getting the job done. Yet, over and over again, the believer was cautioned to abandon anxiety, and look only to God. Whatever else that might be, it certainly wasn't common sense. But 'common sense is not faith,' Oswald Chambers had written, 'and faith is not common sense.' -Chapter 7 The One for the Job    The rector visits Lord's Chapel on an errand and makes a startling discovery. As he paused to let his eyes adjust to the dimness of the Lord's Chapel nave, he heard a strange sound. Then, toward the front, on the gospel side, he saw a man kneeling in a pew. Suddenly, the man uttered such a desperate cry that the rector's heart fairly thundered. Give me wisdom, he prayed for the second time that morning. Then he stood waiting. He didn't know for what. 'If you're up there, prove it! Show me! If you're God, you can prove it!' In the visitor's voice was a combination of anger, and odd hope. 'I'll never ask you this again,' the man said, and then, with a fury that chilled his listener, he shouted again, 'Are . . . you . . . up . . . there?' With what appeared to be utter exhaustion, the stranger put his head in his hands as the question reverberated in the nave. Father Tim slipped into the pew across the aisle and knelt on the cushion. 'You may be asking the wrong question.' Startled, the man raised his head. 'I believe the question you may want to ask is 'Are you down here?'' 'What kind of joke is that?' 'It isn't a joke.' The man was neatly dressed, the rector observed, and his suit and tie appeared to be expensive. A businessman, obviously. Successful, quite likely. Not from Mitford, certainly. 'God wouldn't be God if He were only up there. In fact, another name for Him is Immanuel, which means 'God with us.'' He was amazed at the casual tone of his voice, as if they'd met here to chat for a while. 'He's with us right now, in this room.' The man looked at him. 'I'd like to believe that, but I can't. I can't feel Him at all. The things I've done . . .' 'Have you asked Him to forgive the things you've done?' 'I assure you that God would not want to do that.' 'Believe it or not, I can promise that He would. In fact, He promises that He will. Would you like to ask Him into your life?' The stranger stared into the darkened sanctuary. 'I can't do it, I've tried.' 'It isn't a test you have to pass. It doesn't require discipline and intelligence . . . not even strength and perseverance. It only requires faith.' 'I don't think I've got that.' There was a long silence. 'But I'd be willing to try . . . one more time.' 'Will you pray a simple prayer with me . . . on faith?' He looked up. 'What do I have to lose?' 'Nothing to lose, everything to gain.' Father Tim rose from the kneeler and took the short step across the aisle, where he laid his hands on the man's head. 'If you could repeat this,' he said. 'Thank you, God, for loving me, and for sending your Son to die for my sins. I sincerely repent of my sins, and receive Christ as my personal savior. Now, as your child, I turn my entire life over to you. Amen.' The man repeated the prayer, and they were silent. 'Is that all?' he asked the rector. 'That's all.' 'I don't know . . . what I'm supposed to feel.' 'Whatever you feel is exactly what you're supposed to feel.' -Chapter 11 A White Thanksgiving    A boy abandoned by his parents comes into the bachelor priest's life. Dooley yawned and turned over. ''night,' he said. ''night,' said the rector, putting his hand on the boy's shoulder. Father, he prayed, silent, thank you for sending this boy into my life. Thank you for the joy and the sorrow he brings. Be with him always, to surround him with right influences, and when tests of any kind must come, give him wisdom and strength to act according to your will. Look over his mother, also, and the other children, wherever they are. Feed and clothe them, keep them from harm, and bring them one day into a full relationship with your Son. He sat for a long time with his hand on the sleeping boy's shoulder, feeling his heart moved with tenderness. -Chapter 17 A Surprising Question    For months things have gone missing in the church-like a special Bible and an Orange Marmalade Cake. Father Tim and the congregation are shocked to discover that someone has been living in the attic and has been listening intently to Father Tim's sermons and prayers. As he offered the prayer, he heard a harsh, grating noise somewhere behind him in the sanctuary. He saw the entire congregation sitting with open mouths and astonished faces, gazing toward the ceiling. He turned around with a pounding heart, to see that the attic stairs had been let down and that someone in bare feet was descending. He heard a single intake of breath from the congregation, a communal gasp. As the man reached the floor and stood beside the altar, he turned and gazed out at them. He was tall and very thin, with a reddish beard and shoulder-length hair. His clothing fit loosely, as if it had been bought for someone else. Yet, the single most remarkable thing about the incident, the rector would later say, wasn't the circumstances of the man's sudden appearance, but the unmistakable radiance on his face. 'I have a confession to make to you,' the man said to the congregation in a voice so clear, it seemed to lift the rafters. He looked at the rector, 'If you'll give me the privilege, Father.' The man walked out in front of the communion rail and stood on the steps. 'My name,' he said, 'is George Gaynor. For the last several months, your church has been my home-and my prison. You see, I've been living behind the death bell in your attic.' There was perfect silence in the nave. 'Until recently, this was profoundly symbolic of my life, for it was, in fact, a life of death. 'When I was a kid, I went to a church like this. An Episcopal church in Vermont where my uncle was the rector. I even thought about becoming a priest, but I learned the money was terrible. And, you see, I liked money. My father and mother liked money. 'We gave a lot of it to the church. We added a wing, we put on a shake roof, we gave the rector a Cadillac. 'It took a while to figure out what my uncle and my father were doing. My father would give thousands to the church and write it off, my uncle would keep a percentage and put the remainder in my father's Swiss bank account. Six hundred thousand dollars flowed through the alms basin into my uncle's cassock. 'When I was twelve, I began carrying on the family tradition. 'The first thing I stole was a skateboard. Later, I stole a car, and I had no regrets. My father knew everybody from the police chief to the governor. I was covered, right down the line. 'I went to the university and did pretty well. For me, getting knowledge was like getting money, getting things. It made me strong, it made me powerful. I got a Ph.D. in economics, and when I was thirty-three, I had tenure at one of the best colleges in the country. 'Then, I was in a plane crash. It was a small plane that belonged to a friend. I lay in the wreckage with the pilot, who was killed instantly, and my mother and father, who would die . . . hours later. I was pinned in the cockpit in freezing temperatures for three days, unable to move. 'Both legs were broken, my skull was fractured, the radio was demolished. Maybe you can guess what I did-I made a deal with God. 'Get me out of here, I said, and I'll clean up my act, I'll make up for what my father, my uncle, all of us, had done. 'Last summer, a friend of mine, an antique dealer, had too much to drink. He took me to his warehouse and pulled an eighteenth-century table out of the corner, and unscrewed one of its legs. 'What he pulled out of that table leg was roughly two and a half million dollars' worth of rare gems, which he'd stolen from a museum in England, in the Berkshires. 'I'd just gotten a divorce after two years of marriage, and I'd forgotten any deal I made with God in the cockpit of that Cessna. 'The bottom line is that nothing mattered to me anymore.' George Gaynor sat down on the top step leading to the communion rail. He might have been talking to a few intimate friends in his home. 'The British authorities had gotten wind of the stuff going out of England in shipments of antiques, and my friend couldn't fence the jewels because of the FBI. 'One night, I emptied a ninety-dollar bottle of cognac into him. He told me he had hidden the jewels in one of his antique cars. I stole the keys and went to his warehouse with a hex-head wrench. I rolled under a 1937 Packard, removed the oil pan, and took the jewels home in a bag. 'I packed a few things, then I walked out on the street and stole a car. I changed the tag and started driving. I headed south.' He stood with his hands in his pockets. 'I hadn't spoken to God in years. To tell the truth, I'd never really spoken to God but once in my life. Yet, I remembered some language from the prayer book. ''Bless the Lord who forgiveth all our sins. His mercy endureth forever.' That's what came to me as I drove. I pulled off the road and put my head down and prayed for mercy and forgiveness. 'I'd like to tell you that a great peace came over me, but I can't tell you that. There was no peace, but there was direction. I began to have a sense of where I was going, like I was attached to a fishing line, and somebody at the other end was reeling me in. Read more

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Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide

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Pdf:Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide.Review “Once again, Sarah Arthur has provided rich and enriching resources for the recovery of a life of prayer. More difficult, perhaps, than any other truth we may glimpse in the midst of what we know as ‘the time being,’ is the efficacy of penitential prayer; most elusive is the ‘bright sorrow’ that couples our repentance with joy. With this book, many will find their way to this inestimable blessing.” —Scott Cairns, Author of Slow Pilgrim: The Collected Poems“A rich feast.” —Lauren F. Winner, author of StillBetween Midnight and Dawn is an imaginative collection of poetry and prose that reveals what great literature is at its core: a psalm, a cry against the darkness, a prayer. This work is meant to lead readers who celebrate these liturgical seasons through a collection of great literature that explores themes of darkness and light—themes many of us experience deeply in the dead of winter, when spring is on the horizon, but still feels so far away. This book is a literary treasure trove all about the turns. It is also about the long nights in between them—the still points that are not always peaceful. Between Midnight and Dawn contains excerpts from beloved classic writers and poets such as George MacDonald, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Christina Rossetti, yet there are many selections from contemporary authors, too: Luci Shaw, Scott Cairns, and Wendell Berry, to name just a few. If any of these names are familiar, then you will surely appreciate the encounter with old friends, but be prepared to make new ones as well.—Ashlee Cowles  “I may just be a bit smitten with this book.” —Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts The book’s [Between Midnight and Dawn] front cover and title page claim she [Sarah Arthur] “compiled” it, but she’s done more than that. She has carefully and lovingly curated this collection, arranging a treasury of poems and excerpts from fiction in ways that spotlight each contribution’s beauty, both as its own piece of art and in relationship to others. This book leaves no doubt Arthur reallyis well-read. She has not only read and reread but also lived with and loved each of these texts for a long time before sharing them with us. Like a scribe trained for the kingdom of heaven, she brings out treasures new and old to illuminate the mysteries of God’s saving ways. Overall, Between Midnight and Dawn is a beautiful contribution to the church’s devotional life, and I look forward to spending more time with it over the next several months. Thank God (literally) there are well-read lovers of the written word in our midst, who really know how to sift literature’s riches for much more than mere illustrations—who can train us to hear (as Arthur writes in her introduction) voices calling us to raise our eyes and look to the east for God’s dawn.—Michael S. Poteet, The Sci-Fi Christian“What a delight, to find so extraordinary a collection.” —Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota and Cloister Walk  I can’t be alone in thinking that, when Dorothy discovers that her ruby red slippers have (and always have had) the power to take her home, it is one of the most profound theological insights in American pop culture.  Or that the death of Stringer Bell was a moment where the ability of the TV series The Wire to plumb the depths of the human condition was most on display.  I like my piety with a little artistic license.  “Tell all the truth,” as Emily Dickinson said, “but tell it slant.”Sarah Arthur, who compiled the great new Lenten and Eastertide literary prayer guide, Between Midnight and Dawn, is a kindred spirit in this.  She introduces her collection by comparing the movement from Lent to Easter with night to dawn and winter to spring, but don’t believe her.  She’s got far more tender and terrifying territory to cover in this beautiful, bountiful book.It is too much really, and therefore a relief that the cycle of liturgical seasons will come around again next year so that the riches herein can be explored at more leisure – particularly during Holy Week when there is a selection of poems and prose for each of the eight days from Palm Sunday to Easter.  “It is nearly impossible to read a poem both quickly and well,” Arthur warns, and so she advises the reader to go slow, savoring the psalm and scripture passages she offers for each section, extending the readings over several days.  Which means, of course, that you will not be able to finish the sections before it’s time to move on.  ‘Always leave them wanting more,’ I suppose.Perhaps Arthur knows that we often have to be seduced into seeing the depths of the darkness, and thus she eases the way with a framework that looks like a traditional devotional book – opening prayer, scriptures, readings, personal prayer and reflection, closing prayer.  But in those readings are the weight and wonder of the ages.  This is explosive stuff Arthur has brought together – again, too much to be absorbed in the sittings of a single Lent and Easter.  But for those who see God’s hand in the devastating beauty of art and human word, this guide is a balm and a window to a deeper experience of the season.—Alex Joyner, The Englewood Review of Books“A thing of beauty!”—the late Phyllis Tickle, author of The Divine Hours  With the season of Lent upon us, I have found a wonderful guide to prayer and reflection for it with Sarah Arthur's Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide. (Paraclete Press 2016). Midnight and Dawn draws upon relevant readings from the Psalms, Old Testament, Epistles, Gospel accounts and a deep breadth of literary excerpts from 17th century poet George Herbert to 19th century poet Gerard Manley Hopkins to contemporary Canadian poet Susan Macaslin.  The result is some wonderful imagery that truly gave me a pause for reflection on this season of the Christian faith.  A wonderful guide for Lent! I loved it! —Jim Kane 'What a gem of a book, a great resource for preachers, pray-ers, or anyone who likes such intelligent devotional material. 'A thing of beauty' said Phyllis Tickle, 'What a delight to find so extraordinary collection' says Kathleen Norris. Highly recommended.'—Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Books Read more About the Author Sarah Arthur is a fun-loving speaker and the author of ten books ranging from popular devotionals to serious engagement with theology and literature. A graduate of Wheaton College and Duke Divinity School, she speaks around the country on the role of imagination and narrative in spiritual formation. She is the editor-curator of Paraclete Press’s At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time (2011) and Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany (2014). When she isn’t chasing two small boys around the house, Sarah can be found gardening, writing young adult novels, and volunteering in youth ministry at Sycamore Creek United Methodist Church in Lansing, MI, where her husband, Tom, is pastor. www.saraharthur.com Read more

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The Greatest Salesman in the World

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Pdf:The Greatest Salesman in the World.Amazon.com Review The Greatest Salesman in the World is a tiny book, and it is a treasure. First published in 1968, Og Mandino's classic remains an invaluable guide to a philosophy of salesmanship. Mandino's clear, simple writing style supports his purpose: to make the principles of sales known to a wide audience. A parable set in the time just prior to Christianity, The Greatest Salesman in the World weaves mythology with spirituality into a much needed message of inspiration in this culture of self-promotion. Mandino believes that to be a good salesperson, you must believe in yourself and the work you are doing. It is a simple but profound spiritual philosophy about how to succeed in the world's marketplace, easily understood and easy to take to heart. --Jodie Buller Read more Review “The Greatest Salesman in the World is one of the most inspiring, uplifting, and motivating books I have ever read. I can well understand why it has had such a splendid acceptance.”—Norman Vincent Peale   “At last! A book on sales and salesmanship that can be read and enjoyed by veteran and recruit alike! I have just completed The Greatest Salesman in the World for the second time—it was too good for just one reading—and in all sincerity, I say that it is the most readable, most constructive and most useful instrument for the teaching of sales as a profession that I have ever read.”—F.W. Errigo, Manager, U. S. Sales Trainer at Parke, Davis & Company   “I have read almost every book that has ever been written on salesmanship, but I think Og Mandino has captured all of them in The Greatest Salesman in the World. No one who follows these principles will ever fail as a salesman, and no one will ever be truly great without them; but, the author has done more than present the principles—he has woven them into the fabric of one of the most fascinating stories I have ever read.”—Paul J. Meyer, President of Success Motivation Institute, Inc.   “Every sales manager should read The Greatest Salesman in the World. It is a book to keep at the bedside, or on the living room table—a book to dip into as needed, to browse in now and then, to enjoy in small stimulating portions. It is a book for the hours and for the years, a book to turn to over and over again, as to a friend, a book of moral, spiritual and ethical guidance, an unfailing source of comfort and inspiration.”—Lester J. Bradshaw, Jr., Former Dean, Dale Carnegie Institute of Effective Speaking & Human Relations   “I was overwhelmed by The Greatest Salesman in the World. It is, without doubt, the greatest and the most touching story I have ever read. It is so good that there are two musts that I would attach to it: First, you must not lay it down until you have finished it; and secondly, every individual who sells anything, and that includes us all, must read it.”—Robert B. Hensley, President, Life Insurance Co. of Kentucky   “Og Mandino provocatively prods your attention into fascination as he masterfully relates his story. The Greatest Salesman in the World is a book with emotional appeal for millions.”—Roy Garn, Executive Director, Emotional Appeal Institute    “There are very few men who have the writing talent with which Og Mandino has been blessed. The thoughts contained in this book symbolize the importance of selling to the entire world’s existence.”—Sol Polk, President, Polk Bros., Inc.   “I have just finished the uninterrupted reading of The Greatest Salesman in the World. The plot is original and ingenious. The style is interesting and fascinating. The message is moving and inspiring. Everyone of us is a salesman, no matter what his occupation or profession. Most of all, first he must sell himself to himself in order to find personal happiness and peace of mind. This book, if carefully read, absorbed and heeded, can help every one of us to be his best salesman.”—Dr. Louis Binstock, Rabbi, Temple Sholom, Chicago   “I like the story . . . I like the style . . . I like the book. Every salesman and members of his family should read it.”—W. Clement Stone, President, Combined Insurance Co. of America   “In my opinion, The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino will become a classic. I have published hundreds of books over the years but Og Mandino’s powerful message found a place in my innermost being. I am proud to be the publisher of this book.”—Frederick V. Fell Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Book of Mysteries

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Pdf:The Book of Mysteries.About the Author NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF THE HARBINGER, THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH, THE BOOK OF MYSTERIES, AND THE PARADIGM WITH OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD JONATHAN CAHN is known throughout the world as a prophetic voice for this generation and for the opening up of the deep mysteries and treasures of God. He caused a national and international stir with the New York Times best sellers The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah. Jonathan, along with Billy Graham and Keith Green, was named by Charisma magazine as one of the top forty people of the last forty years “who radically changed our world.” Jonathan has spoken on Capitol Hill, at the United Nations, and to millions of people around the world. He leads Hope of the World Ministries, an outreach of the Word to the nations and compassion to the world’s most needy. He is the leader of the Jerusalem Center/ Beth Israel in Wayne, New Jersey, a worship center made up of Jew and Gentile, people of all nations. Read more

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The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective

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Pdf:The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective.About the Author Andy Andrews is a bestselling novelist, speaker, and consultant for some of the world’s most successful teams, largest corporations, and fastest-growing organizations. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Noticer, How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, and the modern classic The Traveler’s Gift. For more information, please visit AndyAndrews.com. Read more

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The First Christmas Carol - A Miser, A Manger, A Miracle

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Pdf:The First Christmas Carol - A Miser, A Manger, A Miracle.About the Author Author, playwright, and public speaker, Marianne Jordan graduated from Radford University and began a career in radio, teaming up with partner and now husband of thirty-two years Bill Jordan. She was the first director of development for SW Virginia Public Radio and is co-founder of the popular Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! Through the daily program, she has interviewed such guests as Nicholas Sparks and Jeff Struecker. Her writing career is varied, including newspaper articles, marketing copy, and children's stories. A Miser. A Manger. A Miracle. is her debut novel. Marianne lives with her husband in North Carolina. Read more

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Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms

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Pdf:Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms.Review New York Times bestsellerECPA bestsellerPublisher Weekly bestsellerUSA Today bestsellerWall Street Journal bestseller“Tim Tebow is not an athlete—athlete is what Tim fills in on his tax return. That does not begin to tell the story of who he is. Tim is a role model, an inspiration to those who have a dream and are willing to accept life as a journey full of ups and downs.”—Jon Bon Jovi, singer-songwriter“Shaken shows us a side of Tim Tebow that we’ve never gotten to see before. In this book, Tim comes alongside his reader and says, ‘I’ve been there too,’ and proceeds to show us how God is faithful even when our entire lives feel shaken to the core.”—Mark Batterson, pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker“Tim is a remarkable example of one who combines strength and boldness with kindness and compassion, and I’m always encouraged to hear of how he is using his tremendous platform to share the love and truth of our Lord with those who need it most.”—Ravi Zacharias, author and president of RZIM“Tim has always inspired me with his dedication to grow and improve in all aspects of life, especially his faith. With this book, Tim encourages readers to keep moving and stay strong while battling life’s obstacles.”—Cam Newton, quarterback for the Carolina Panthers“Whether or not you’ve followed Tim’s career, Shaken speaks to something we’ve all had to deal with—trusting God when the plans for our lives don’t work out as we expected. Tim shares his journey from the Broncos to the Jets to the Patriots and beyond with refreshing honesty. He comes alongside us as a friend and gives us hope for the days our lives take an unexpected turn. I am so grateful to call Tim my friend; his life and passion constantly inspire me! Whatever Tim does he does with all his heart, and this book reflects that incredible commitment! I love Tim, and by the end of this book, you will too!”—Judah Smith, lead pastor of the City Church and New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Is _______.“Shaken is everyone’s story. All of us know what it is to experience the best of days and the lowest of days. For Tim, he’s lived those days in public. I have the privilege to call Tim my friend and can tell you that with him, what you see is what you get, which seems rare these days! I appreciate how real and raw Tim is with his own struggles. In Shaken you will find great encouragement for your own life and faith.”—Chris Tomlin, worship leader and songwriter“All readers will be won over by Tebow's dedication and perseverance, and admire him for staying true to service-oriented Christianity through a quite unconventional life.”—Publishers Weekly review“I really got so much out of reading your book.”—Robin Roberts, during a Good Morning America interview with Tim Tebow“Tim Tebow Has A New Book Out And It Is A Must-Read.”—The Daily Caller“It was like having an encouraging chat with a dear friend—I finished feeling so hopeful!”—First for Women Magazine  Read more About the Author Tim Tebow is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner. After playing in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, Tebow joined the SEC Network. In addition to his role on SEC Nation, the network's traveling road show, Tebow also contributes to a variety of other ESPN platforms. Through everything Tim's true passion remains the work of the Tim Tebow Foundation, which he began in 2010. The foundation's mission is to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation fulfills that mission everyday by serving thousands of deserving children around the world. A.J. Gregory is known for more than thirty-five book collaborations, some New York Times bestsellers, with fascinating high-profile figures from celebrities to scientists. She is also the author of two books, Messy Faith and Silent Savior, which chronicle finding faith in the middle of unavoidable and sometimes harsh realities. A.J., her husband, and three kids call New Jersey home. Learn more at www.ajgregorybooks.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer

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Pdf:My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer.Review “[Christian Wiman's] poetry and his scholarship have a purifying urgency that is rare in this world. This puts him at the very source of theology, and enables him to say new things in timeless language, so that the reader's surprise and assent are one and the same.” ―Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gilead“Every generation needs someone to write about faith as lucidly as Christian Wiman does in this ‘meditation of a modern believer.'” ―The Wall Street Journal“Christian Wiman's My Bright Abyss creates in the reader the keen, poetic attention of a man with a cancer diagnosis trying to remain fully present in his life. His spiritual ancestors are C. S. Lewis and Thomas Merton. Like Lewis, he's surprised by the joy of falling in love. Like Merton, he captures the smugness that can poison some atheists as it does some believers. This masterwork of doubt and faith, literature and theology, will affect nonbelievers and spiritual seekers alike.” ―Mary Karr, author of Lit and The Liar's Club“In another day and age, this book would be called a revelation, a mysticism, a holy text. What does it mean for a modern man to believe? In this extremely moving narrative, this question is asked with grace and fury, with astonishing eloquence and courage that only a few can equal in our time. It will be read for years and years to come.” ―Ilya Kaminsky, author of Dancing in Odessa“Forged from pain, like most masterpieces, My Bright Abyss provides an advanced course in applied mysticism for the twenty-first century.” ―Eliza Griswold, author of The Tenth Parallel“Christian Wiman has written a moving, thoughtful meditation on faith and poetry that is really a treatise on meaning: where we find it, what it offers us, whether it can mitigate pain. There's a luminous clarity in these pages, the kind that comes only when a writer is facing ultimate questions.” ―Meghan O'Rourke, author of The Long Goodbye“My Bright Abyss . . . has unlocked the universe for me. My soul sang alongside every word. It's an instant classic, will be revered a hundred years from now.” ―Jamie Quatro, The Fine Delight“Like the classic mystics, [Wiman] often resorts to a language of paradox to convey things that ordinary language can't … Wiman speaks carefully but powerfully . . . The best that can come from contemplation of mortality, perhaps, is a kind of wisdom that can give others strength--not by answering questions, like those best-sellers which claim to tell you what happens after you see the white light, but by asking questions honestly . . . My Bright Abyss is a book that will give light and strength, even to those who find themselves unable to follow its difficult path.” ―Adam Kirsch, The New Yorker“This is a daring and urgent book . . . More than any other contemporary book I know, My Bright Abyss reveals what it can mean to experience St. Benedict's admonition to keep death daily before your eyes . . . Wiman is relentless in his probing of how life feels when one is up against death . . . With both honesty and humility, Wiman looks deep into his doubts his suspicion of religious claims and his inadequacy at prayer. He seeks ‘a poetics of belief, a language capacious enough to include a mystery that, ultimately, defeats it, and sufficiently intimate and inclusive to serve not only as individual expression but as communal need. This is a very tall order, and Wiman is a brave writer to take it on . . . Wiman mounts a welcome, insightful and bracing assault on both the complacent pieties of many Christians and the thoughtless bigotry of intellectuals who regard Christian faith as suitable only for idiots or fools . . . This pithy and passionate book is not easy, but it is rewarding. Wiman's finely honed language can be vivid and engaging . . . He exhibits a poet's concern for precision . . . This is, above all, a book about experience, and about seeking a language that is adequate for both the fiery moments of inspiration and the ‘fireless life' in which we spend most of our days. It is a testament to the human ability to respond to grace, even at times of great suffering, and to resolve to live and love more fully even as death draws near.” ―Kathleen Norris, The New York Times Book Review“Burnished and beautiful, My Bright Abyss is a sobering look at faith and poetry by a man who believes fiercely in both, but fears he might be looking at them for the last time. Wiman's memoir is innovative in its willingness to interrogate not only religious belief, but one of its most common surrogates, literature . . . Wiman's story is chiefly a love affair: of a poet with words, of a husband with his wife and two daughters, of a believer with the holy . . . Here is a poet wrestling with words the way that Jacob wrestled the angel . . . Wiman calls his memoir the "Meditation of a Modern Believer," and it is that, but more than meditation, it is an apologia and a prayer, an invitation and a fellow traveler for any who suffer and all who believe.” ―Casey N. Cep, The New Republic“In verse and poetry alike, Christian Wiman possesses and endearing and profound spiritual sensibility . . . My Bright Abyss is built of prose so lyrical and true you want to roll it around in your mouth and then speak it to strangers on the street . . . Wiman refuses easeful conclusions, he celebrates the verse and the two-faced joy at the hub of our lives--Nietzsche's tragic joy--and in doing so he has written what will be for many a life-changing book.” ―William Giraldi, Virginia Quarterly Review“My Bright Abyss gives us eleven essays that are at once personal and philosophical, critical and inclusive. If it is possible to prolifically and empathetically investigate each existential imperative--death, art, love, and God--Wiman has offered us the closest thing . .. The essays are not unlike a poem in a collection, adding bone to the body, yet strong enough to stand alone. Each is immersed in conversation with the others, anchored to a common ambition: to restore the sacred extrapolation of our imaginations, the unfurling of faith and love in the moment of creating . . . Wiman writes with forceful honesty. His hope lays on the inchoate edge of impossibility and because of that becomes nearly tangible . . . The maturity of Wiman's voice, the quiet that suffuses his words and indicates his gravity of introspection, and the gorgeous cadence offered in damn near every sentence make this one book I'll relentlessly recommend to those peering into the terrifying and beautiful abyss--which is to say, anyone and everyone. We are indebted to him, a poet who revels in the limitations of language in My Bright Abyss and therefore, consequently and in a blaze, transcends those limitations.” ―Caitlin Mackenzie, HTMLGiant“In My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer . . . Christian Wiman--himself a fine poet and translator of the Russian poet and essayist Osip Mandelstam--contemplates the meaning of poetic incarnation in specifically Christian terms, drawing on a wide range of authors. He blends poetry (his own and others'), criticism, theological speculation, and memoir in ways that defy easy categorization . . . Throughout My Bright Abyss, Wiman avoids formulaic responses. His prose is poetry in the truest sense: language adequate to one person's experience . . . Wiman's book is a moving argument for the use of poetry as a spiritual guide . . . [Wiman] shows us what happens to a man when his relation to the divine is reawakened, his mind becoming alert in ways previously unimaginable. That alertness carries over into his readings of poetry, which occur in a pressured context, as the language of the poems becomes part of his evolving mental landscape, part of his recovery, his spiritual (as well as physical) survival . . . In My Bright Abyss, Wiman offers a demonstration of what faith means to a critic: not a new way of life but, more mysteriously, the old life freshly understood, filtered through a range of texts. He reminds us that revelation comes not in a whirlwind or fire, but in that ‘still, small voice' that came to Elijah in the desert. ‘The voice is always there, for everyone,' writes Wiman. ‘For some of us, unfortunately, it takes terror and pain to make us capable of hearing it.' It is this urgency that separates the wheat from the chaff among critics.” ―Jay Parini, The Chronicle Review“Wiman isn't the least bit sentimental or nostalgic about the deeply Christian faith that provides the bedrock for his meditation . . . I can think of only a handful of writers I've read who have diagnosed the contemporary spiritual condition as poignantly as Wiman. But he doesn't stop at ‘reading the times.' Wiman weaves an intensely personal account of the hard work of maintaining belief in the midst of a culture determined to identify itself as secular . . . The poet is always wide-eyed and available to the world, but Wiman has the kind of gaze that Flannery O'Connor says is peculiar to the Catholic writer: their seeing continues deep beneath the surface of what all of us can plainly see . . . [My Bright Abyss] is breathtakingly beautiful and astonishing in its wisdom. . . hands down, the best book I've read in more than a decade.” ―Kurt Armstrong, Geez Magazine“A set of sublimely original spiritual reflections . . . Beyond the autobiographical elements of the book, beyond the translucent prose that this gifted poet offers us, its more universal value is its presentation of a modern believer . . . This is a book to take in small bites, to savor and study. You cannot read it impatiently. It will challenge you, believer or not, to think again about the things that are most important. Above all, Wiman demonstrates how to be fully human and deeply religious in a way that is free of cant and fully open to sharing the pain of the world, perhaps in order to bring it to new life . . . Wiman speaks to today in ways that very few other spiritual writers have attained, causing his readers to become a little more alive, with all that might mean for a fuller insertion into the pain and the joy of the world.” ―Paul Lakeland, National Catholic Reporter“Wiman infuses his writing with lyricism and a playfulness with language . . . He augments his own mastery of language with the liberal use of quotations from other poets and writers, spanning an impressive range of literary backgrounds. Wiman's depth of knowledge as a reader truly undergirds this work, as he invokes everyone from George Herbert to Simone Weil, Dietrich Bonheoffer to Seamus Heaney. As the author struggles to understand God, he also struggles to comprehend the institution of Christianity, seeing in it deep flaws, an inability to fully grasp the depth of the God it proclaims, and what he sees as a childish clinging to legend and myth . . . Poignant and focused . . . Wiman's grasp of the written word carries this unconventional faith memoir.” ―Kirkus Read more About the Author Christian Wiman is the author of six previous books, most recently Every Riven Thing (FSG, 2010), winner of the Ambassador Book Award in poetry, and Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam. Read more

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Journaling Through the Psalms: A Creative, Intimate Way to Grow Closer to God

Pdf Christian Books Journaling Through the Psalms: A Creative, Intimate Way to Grow Closer to God

Pdf:Journaling Through the Psalms: A Creative, Intimate Way to Grow Closer to God.From the Inside Flap Includes the complete book of Psalms with space for all your thoughts, questions, and prayers. Draw near to God as you interact with His Word. Read more From the Back Cover A Beautiful Encounter With God's Word!Journaling is a wonderful way to draw near to God, and what better book to journal than the Psalms--the prayer book of the Bible?With Scripture on one page and writing space on the other, this journal lets you record all your thoughts, questions, and prayers as you read through the entire book of Psalms. Author Susie Larson has provided an introduction and prompts to help when you feel stuck or don't know where to begin. When you're finished, you'll have a beautiful keepsake reminder of the time you spent in God's Word.Come away for a quiet moment and let Scripture fill your soul with peace, wisdom, and joy. You'll be glad you did. Read more

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What Little Boys Are Made Of: Loving Who They Are and Who They Will Become

Pdf Christian Books What Little Boys Are Made Of: Loving Who They Are and Who They Will Become

Pdf:What Little Boys Are Made Of: Loving Who They Are and Who They Will Become.About the Author A native of Oklahoma, Jim Daly studied art at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. His paintings are represented in permanent collections of museums and historical societies and in many private and corporate collections. Daly has also received numerous awards for his artwork, including the People’s Choice Award at the Western Rendezvous of Art. His work is featured in the books What Little Boys Are Made Of; Grandma, Do You Remember When?;My Loyal Friend;and Let’s Play Ball. Read more

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Sarah: Women of Genesis (A Novel)

Pdf Christian Books Sarah: Women of Genesis (A Novel)

Pdf:Sarah: Women of Genesis (A Novel).The first audiobook in bestselling author Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis series - a unique reimagining of the biblical tale Sarai was a child of 10 years, wise for her age but not yet a woman, when she first met Abram. He appeared before her in her father's house, filthy from the desert, tired and thirsty. But as the dirt of travel was washed from his body, the sight of him filled her heart. And when Abram promises Sarai to return in 10 years to take her for his wife, her fate was sealed. Abram kept his promise, and Sarai kept hers. They were wed, and so joined the royal house of Ur with the high priesthood of the Hebrews. So began a lifetime of great joy together, and greater peril: and with the blessing of their God, a great nation would be built around the core of their love. Best-selling author Orson Scott Card uses his fertile imagination, and uncanny insight into human nature, to tell the story of a unique woman - one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful in an era when women had little power, and are scarce in the historical record. Sarah, child of the desert, wife of Abraham, takes on vivid reality as a woman desirable to kings, a devoted wife, and a faithful follower of the God of Abraham, chosen to experience an incomparable miracle.

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Rachel & Leah: Woman of Genesis, Book 3

Pdf Christian Books Rachel & Leah: Woman of Genesis, Book 3

Pdf:Rachel & Leah: Woman of Genesis, Book 3.In this third volume of his Women of Genesis series, Orson Scott Card paints a vivid picture of the intertwined lives of four celebrated women. We meet Leah, the oldest daughter of Laban, whose "tender eyes" prevent her from fully participating in the daily work of her nomadic family, and Rachel, the spoiled younger daughter, the petted and privileged beauty of the family - or so it seems to Leah. There is also Bilhah, an orphan who is not quite a slave but not really a family member, and Zilpah, who knows only how to use her beauty to manipulate men as she strives to secure for herself something better than the servitude into which she has been born. Into the desert camp comes Jacob, a handsome and charismatic kinsman destined to be Rachel's husband. But that doesn't prevent the other women from vying for his attention. Tracing their lives from childhood to maturity, Card shows how these women change each other - and are changed again by the holy books that Jacob brings with him. Ambition, jealousy, fear, and love motivate them as they vie for the attention of Jacob, heir to the spiritual birthright of Abraham and Isaac.

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An Angel's Story

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Pdf:An Angel's Story.Spiritual beings populate the stories of Scripture. Angels singing. Demons infecting. Heavenly hosts fighting . . . Ignore the armies of God and Satan and you ignore the heart of Scripture. Ever since the snake tempted Eve in Eden, we've known: there is more to this world than meets the eye.In this classic Christmas novella, best-selling author Max Lucado imagines the spiritual conflict that surrounded the coming of Christ. Surely there was much. If Satan could pre-empt Christ in the cradle, there'd be no Christ on the cross.Journey back in time to the very throne of God ... and witness firsthand the glory, the wonder, and the battle that took place on the very first Christmas.

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Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women: 20th Anniversary Edition

Pdf Christian Books Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women: 20th Anniversary Edition

Pdf:Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women: 20th Anniversary Edition.About the Author Iyanla Vanzant is the founder and executive director of Inner Visions International and the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development. She is a Yoruba priestess and an ordained minister in Christian New Thought. The author of 13 titles—including five New York Times best sellers, and the Inner Visions Series of meditation tapes (Sounds True, 2002)—she is the former host of the television series Iyanla, and co-host on the NBC daytime reality show Starting Over as well. The proud grandmother of five currently resides in Maryland. Read more

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Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart

Pdf Christian Books Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart

Pdf:Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart.We live in an age characterized by agitation and lack of peace. This tendency manifests itself in our spiritual as well as our secular life. In our search for God and holiness, in our service to our neighbor, a kind of restlessness and anxiety take the place of the confidence and peace which ought to be ours. What must we do to overcome the moments of fear and distress which assail us? How can we learn to place all our confidence in God and abandon ourselves into his loving care? This is what is taught in this simple, yet profound little treatise on peace of head. Taking concrete examples from our everyday life, the author invites us to respond in a Gospel fashion to the upsetting situations we must all confront. Since peace of heart is a pure gift of God, it is something we should seek, pursue and ask him for without cease. This book is here to help us in that pursuit.

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God's Creative Power for Healing

Pdf Christian Books God's Creative Power for Healing

Pdf:God's Creative Power for Healing.About the Author Charles Capps is a retired farmer, land developer, and ordained minister who travels throughout the United States sharing the truth of God's Word. He has taught Bible seminars for thirty years, sharing how Christians can apply the Word to the circumstances of life and live victoriously. Besides authoring several books, including the bestselling The Tongue-A Creative Force, and the minibook God's Creative Power, which has sold over 3 million copies, Charles Capps Ministries has a national daily syndicated radio broadcast and a weekly television broadcast aired over several networks called 'Concepts of Faith.' Read more

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Wife After God: Drawing Closer to God & Your Husband

Pdf Christian Books Wife After God: Drawing Closer to God & Your Husband

Pdf:Wife After God: Drawing Closer to God & Your Husband.Review 'I love this devotional and her style of writing -it is so warm, comforting and inspiring. If you need someone to come along side you and gently lead you as a wife - this book will do just that for you.' - womenlivingwell.org'Every word in her devotional reflects God, His Word and His love story with humanity. She brings Godly wisdom and clarification to controversial topics like submission. I can't recommend this devotional highly enough; it cuts to the core of marriage which starts with a daily, intimate relationship with the first lover of our souls, Jesus Christ. ' -  FierceMarriage.com Read more From the Author This devotional is dedicated to my amazing husband. Thank you for encouraging me, supporting me, and always pointing me to Christ. I love you!---This devotional is also dedicated to Gary And Courtney. Thank you for showing me how to step out in faith. Your friendship is priceless! Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Final Days of Jesus: A Lent Study by Sacred Holidays

Pdf Christian Books The Final Days of Jesus: A Lent Study by Sacred Holidays

Pdf:The Final Days of Jesus: A Lent Study by Sacred Holidays.Do you long for Easter to mean more than pastel fluff?If you want Easter to be more than beautiful dresses, baskets bursting with chocolate, and afancy lunch spread out for those you love, then this is for you. Beautiful dresses and chocolate arewelcome, but let’s shift our attention to the One who saves—Jesus!Have you ever known someone during their final days?Likely, you still remember their every movement and word. You listened for wisdom and, especially ifit was someone you loved, you cherished each instruction and encouragement they gave you in those days. How much more valuable, special and meaningful are the final words and actions of Jesus? Join us this Lent as we focus on the final days of Jesus, from His triumphal entry to the most intimate moments with His disciples, each one leading to the cross and an empty tomb.THIS LENT STUDY INCLUDES:Reflect and Commit (Do Before Lent Begins)Lenten Candle Lighting Prompt and StudyThree Bible Study Days Each WeekWeekly Sabbath Day GuideDaily Prayer Prompts and Weekly Prayer DaySupport for Groups (See Online for More)

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Wife in Pursuit: 31 Daily Challenges for Loving Your Husband Well (The 31 Day Pursuit Challenge) (Volume 2)

Pdf Christian Books Wife in Pursuit: 31 Daily Challenges for Loving Your Husband Well (The 31 Day Pursuit Challenge) (Volume 2)

Pdf:Wife in Pursuit: 31 Daily Challenges for Loving Your Husband Well (The 31 Day Pursuit Challenge) (Volume 2).About the Author Selena Frederick is passionate about helping women treasure Christ most and love their families well. She and her husband, Ryan, founded their blog, Fierce Marriage, with one simple mission: to point couples to Christ. Together, their writing reaches millions of monthly readers around the world with the transformational message of the gospel. Read more

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The Passion Translation New Testament (Large Print) Brown: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Pdf Christian Books The Passion Translation New Testament (Large Print) Brown: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Pdf:The Passion Translation New Testament (Large Print) Brown: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs.Color:Brown Product Description Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every reader an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God, the language of the heart.  BIBLE FEATURES INCLUDE: In-depth footnotes that include insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, alternate translations, and moreExtensive introductions for each bookTraditional two-column formatPremium Bible paperRich, contemporary 11 point font for Bible textSecond edition translation updatesExquisite faux leather cover with special heat debossing “All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being just like the Scripture says!” John 7:37-38 “Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.” Psalm 5:3 “I continue to pray for your love to grow and increase more and more until it overflows, bringing you into the rich revelation of spiritual insight in all things. And with this revelation you will come to know God fully as he imparts to you the deepest understanding of his ways.” Philippians 1:9 Review “One of the greatest things to happen with Bible translation in my lifetime.”- Bill Johnson - Pastor, Bethel Church, Best-Selling Author “Brian Simmons’ work is truly breathtaking! We so appreciate the labor of love that went into translating the Scriptures. The Passion Translation has energized our study of the Bible, and we’re certain it will do the same for you.”- John and Lisa Bevere - Founders of Messenger International and Best-Selling Authors “The Passion Translation makes powerful truths more accessible and at the same time stirs our inner man to rejoice and receive.”- Graham Cooke - brilliantperspectives.com“I believe The Passion Translation will be the Bible of choice for the next Jesus people movement.” - Dr. Ché Ahn - President & Founder, Harvest International Ministry Founder, HRock Church, Pasadena, CA, International Chancellor, Wagner University, www.cheahn.org “The Word of God is our collective and yet deeply personal love letter from above. It positions you and me within proven, godly wisdom and gives precious insight into the heart, nature, and goodness of God. I have loved the individual books published thus far from The Passion Translation, and look forward with great anticipation to adding the entire New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs to my own private (and public) reading. With my husband, Brian, and our Hillsong church family, we know these pages will bring to life the One whose name is Jesus—whose passion is humanity and whose heart is for you.”- Bobbie Houston - Co-Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church “The Passion Translation skillfully penned by Dr. Brian Simmons contains deep treasures that can only be discovered through intense scholarly research saturated in Divine Revelation. Dr. Brian Simmons fulfilled both of these criteria so he could present to you this glorious gift. Keys to knowing the heart of God and His deep love for His people will fill you as you read and meditate on the scriptures. I personally cannot get enough of this translation! It is beyond beautiful!”- Dr. Patricia King - Founder of Patricia King Ministries“I have devoured The Passion Translation! There is a fragrance of God’s Spirit that emanates from the powerful expressions that Brian Simmons has brought forth in this translation. Not only have I used The Passion Translation for teaching, but I have picked up certain books of the Bible and read them like a living novel. I love this translation! “- Dr. Chuck D. Pierce - President, Global Spheres Inc., President, Glory of Zion Intl. “With the Mind of a Scholar and Heart of a Lover, Brian Simmons combines the best of both worlds for us in his devoted translation work in Letters from Heaven. What a marvelous job my friend and seasoned leader is doing for the Body of Christ! I applaud the life and ministry of Dr. Brian Simmons!”- Dr. James W. Goll “The Passion Translation is a refreshing, dynamic version of the ancient Scriptures. Most translations of the Bible communicate what God has said, but The Passion Translation communicates equally God’s heart behind the words. It is a beautiful, moving read.”- Wesley and Stacey Campbell - Authors of Praying the Bible: The Pathway to Spirituality and Praying the Bible: The Book of Prayers, wesleystaceycampbell.com“Over the past few years, The Passion Translation has deeply changed my life. In the summer of 2016 I brought “Letters From Heaven” including Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and I & II Timothy on vacation with me to read in the early hours of morning before my children woke up. Little did I know how eye opening this translation would be. I found myself weeping in the midst of revelation and then laughing at the goodness and profound nature of God’s love for us. I not only saw the word of God with fresh lenses, but with a depth I’ve never experienced. I cannot encourage you enough to dig into The Passion Translation.”- Andi Andrew - Author of She Is Free, Founder of The She Is Free Conference, Co-Lead Pastor of Liberty Church, andiandrew.com 'Forged many years ago while translating the Scriptures among South American tribes, and hammered out on the anvil of decades of personal devotion and apostolic experience, my dear friend Brian Simmons brings to the earth a powerful and refreshing translation of the Scriptures that is fueling and inflaming the hearts of tens of thousands world wide. Like the Living Bible that sprung forth in the days of the Jesus Movement, this translation bursts forth from the womb of this present revival. Read it and get caught up in a God-swirl of spiritual understanding and revelation.'- Lou Engle -The Call See all Product description

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He Is Alive: A Lent Study by Sacred Holidays

Pdf Christian Books He Is Alive: A Lent Study by Sacred Holidays

Pdf:He Is Alive: A Lent Study by Sacred Holidays.WE ALREADY KNOW HOW THIS STORY GOES:Jesus is alive!This Lent, the days leading up to Easter, we are going to slow down and take in the life of Jesuson earth, so we can more fully celebrate His resurrected life. We will go chapter by chapter through the book of John, taking note of each detail recorded about Jesus’ life and ministry. This study is structured to train you to study His Word and follow His teaching. The hope is that at the end of the study, you will have greater confidence in studying Scripture andhave learned some new tools to connect you with your Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.THIS STUDY INCLUDES:Reflect and Commit (Do Before Lent Begins)Weekly Lenten Candle Lighting Prompt and Study DaysThree Scripture study days per weekWeekly Sabbath Day GuideWeekly Repentance and Prayer Guide (a common Lent practice)Daily Prayer Prompts and Weekly Prayer DaySupport for Groups (See Online for More)SACRED HOLIDAYS ALSO OFFERS:An active, encouraging, challenging, and fun Online CommunityTeaching and Tip videos with Becky and the Sacred Holidays team

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31 Prayers For My Son: Seeking God's Perfect Will For Him

Pdf Christian Books 31 Prayers For My Son: Seeking God's Perfect Will For Him

Pdf:31 Prayers For My Son: Seeking God's Perfect Will For Him.Praying For HimChildren are an incredible blessing. Parenthood is a marvelous gift. God created something uniquely special in the bond between a parent and child. As you continue on your journey of parenting, purpose your heart to pray for your son, seeking God's perfect will for his life. This resource is designed to walk you through thirty-one specific prayers for your son. This resource will help you... learn how to pray for your son. inspire you to pray for his greatest needs. challenge you to pray for him daily. encourage you to pray with him. embrace intimacy with God as you pray to Him.

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31 Prayers For My Daughter: Seeking God’s Perfect Will For Her

Pdf Christian Books 31 Prayers For My Daughter: Seeking God’s Perfect Will For Her

Pdf:31 Prayers For My Daughter: Seeking God’s Perfect Will For Her.Pray For Your DaughterChildren are an incredible blessing. Parenthood is a marvelous gift. God created something uniquely special in the bond between a parent and child. As you continue on your journey of parenting, purpose your heart to pray daily and earnestly for your daughter, seeking God's perfect will for her life. A daily prayer life is essential to raising Godly children. This resource is designed to walk you through thirty-one specific prayers for your daughter. 31 Prayers For Your Daughter will help you... learn how to pray for your daughter. inspire you to pray for her greatest needs.challenge you to pray for her daily.encourage you to pray with her. embrace intimacy with God as you pray to Him.

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The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition) Peony

Pdf Christian Books The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition) Peony

Pdf:The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition) Peony.Color:HC Peony Product Description Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every reader an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God, the language of the heart.  BIBLE FEATURES INCLUDE: In-depth footnotes that include insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, alternate translations, and moreTraditional two-column formatPremium Bible paper Extensive introductions and outlines for each bookRich, contemporary fontRibbon marker“All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being just like the Scripture says!” John 7:37-38 “Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.” Psalm 5:3 “I continue to pray for your love to grow and increase more and more until it overflows, bringing you into the rich revelation of spiritual insight in all things. And with this revelation you will come to know God fully as he imparts to you the deepest understanding of his ways.” Philippians 1:9 Review “One of the greatest things to happen with Bible translation in my lifetime.”- Bill Johnson - Pastor, Bethel Church, Best-Selling Author “Brian Simmons’ work is truly breathtaking! We so appreciate the labor of love that went into translating the Scriptures. The Passion Translation has energized our study of the Bible, and we’re certain it will do the same for you.”- John and Lisa Bevere - Founders of Messenger International and Best-Selling Authors “The Passion Translation makes powerful truths more accessible and at the same time stirs our inner man to rejoice and receive.”- Graham Cooke - brilliantperspectives.com“I believe The Passion Translation will be the Bible of choice for the next Jesus people movement.” - Dr. Ché Ahn - President & Founder, Harvest International Ministry Founder, HRock Church, Pasadena, CA, International Chancellor, Wagner University, www.cheahn.org “The Word of God is our collective and yet deeply personal love letter from above. It positions you and me within proven, godly wisdom and gives precious insight into the heart, nature, and goodness of God. I have loved the individual books published thus far from The Passion Translation, and look forward with great anticipation to adding the entire New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs to my own private (and public) reading. With my husband, Brian, and our Hillsong church family, we know these pages will bring to life the One whose name is Jesus—whose passion is humanity and whose heart is for you.”- Bobbie Houston - Co-Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church “The Passion Translation skillfully penned by Dr. Brian Simmons contains deep treasures that can only be discovered through intense scholarly research saturated in Divine Revelation. Dr. Brian Simmons fulfilled both of these criteria so he could present to you this glorious gift. Keys to knowing the heart of God and His deep love for His people will fill you as you read and meditate on the scriptures. I personally cannot get enough of this translation! It is beyond beautiful!”- Dr. Patricia King - Founder of Patricia King Ministries“I have devoured The Passion Translation! There is a fragrance of God’s Spirit that emanates from the powerful expressions that Brian Simmons has brought forth in this translation. Not only have I used The Passion Translation for teaching, but I have picked up certain books of the Bible and read them like a living novel. I love this translation! “- Dr. Chuck D. Pierce - President, Global Spheres Inc., President, Glory of Zion Intl. “With the Mind of a Scholar and Heart of a Lover, Brian Simmons combines the best of both worlds for us in his devoted translation work in Letters from Heaven. What a marvelous job my friend and seasoned leader is doing for the Body of Christ! I applaud the life and ministry of Dr. Brian Simmons!”- Dr. James W. Goll “The Passion Translation is a refreshing, dynamic version of the ancient Scriptures. Most translations of the Bible communicate what God has said, but The Passion Translation communicates equally God’s heart behind the words. It is a beautiful, moving read.”- Wesley and Stacey Campbell - Authors of Praying the Bible: The Pathway to Spirituality and Praying the Bible: The Book of Prayers, wesleystaceycampbell.com“Over the past few years, The Passion Translation has deeply changed my life. In the summer of 2016 I brought “Letters From Heaven” including Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and I & II Timothy on vacation with me to read in the early hours of morning before my children woke up. Little did I know how eye opening this translation would be. I found myself weeping in the midst of revelation and then laughing at the goodness and profound nature of God’s love for us. I not only saw the word of God with fresh lenses, but with a depth I’ve never experienced. I cannot encourage you enough to dig into The Passion Translation.”- Andi Andrew - Author of She Is Free, Founder of The She Is Free Conference, Co-Lead Pastor of Liberty Church, andiandrew.com 'Forged many years ago while translating the Scriptures among South American tribes, and hammered out on the anvil of decades of personal devotion and apostolic experience, my dear friend Brian Simmons brings to the earth a powerful and refreshing translation of the Scriptures that is fueling and inflaming the hearts of tens of thousands world wide. Like the Living Bible that sprung forth in the days of the Jesus Movement, this translation bursts forth from the womb of this present revival. Read it and get caught up in a God-swirl of spiritual understanding and revelation.'- Lou Engle -The Call See all Product description

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Switch On Your Brain Every Day: 365 Readings for Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

Pdf Christian Books Switch On Your Brain Every Day: 365 Readings for Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

Pdf:Switch On Your Brain Every Day: 365 Readings for Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health.From the Back Cover A happier, healthier, more enjoyable life--starting today!What we think about affects us both physically and emotionally. According to researchers, the vast majority of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of a toxic thought life. In her bestselling book Switch On Your Brain, Dr. Caroline Leaf offered a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns. Now she shows you how to instill the practices for living a healthy, happy life into your daily routine. These readings offer encouragement and strategies to reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life--every day!Are you ready to experience maximum happiness and health? Then switch on your brain!Dr. Caroline Leaf is the author of Switch On Your Brain, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, The Perfect You, and Think, Learn, Succeed. She speaks at conferences globally to Christian, medical, corporate, and educational audiences, and is frequently interviewed on TV and radio. Her show, The Dr. Leaf Show, airs weekly on YouTube. Leaf and her husband, Mac, live with their four children in Dallas and Los Angeles. Read more About the Author Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and audiologist who has worked in the area of cognitive neuroscience, education, and mental health since 1985. The author of Switch On Your Brain, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, The Perfect You, and Think, Learn, Succeed, Leaf has been featured on many shows, including Enjoying Everyday Life with Joyce Meyer, LIFE Today with James and Betty Robison, Today with Marilyn and Sarah, It's Supernatural with Sid Roth, and Doctor to Doctor. Dr. Leaf also hosts The Dr. Leaf Show on TBN. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Read more

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The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition) Floral: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Pdf Christian Books The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition) Floral: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Pdf:The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition) Floral: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs.Color:Floral Product Description Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every reader an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God, the language of the heart.  BIBLE FEATURES INCLUDE: In-depth footnotes that include insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, alternate translations, and moreTraditional two-column formatPremium Bible paper Extensive introductions and outlines for each bookRich, contemporary fontRibbon marker“All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being just like the Scripture says!” John 7:37-38 “Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.” Psalm 5:3 “I continue to pray for your love to grow and increase more and more until it overflows, bringing you into the rich revelation of spiritual insight in all things. And with this revelation you will come to know God fully as he imparts to you the deepest understanding of his ways.” Philippians 1:9 Review “One of the greatest things to happen with Bible translation in my lifetime.”- Bill Johnson - Pastor, Bethel Church, Best-Selling Author “Brian Simmons’ work is truly breathtaking! We so appreciate the labor of love that went into translating the Scriptures. The Passion Translation has energized our study of the Bible, and we’re certain it will do the same for you.”- John and Lisa Bevere - Founders of Messenger International and Best-Selling Authors “The Passion Translation makes powerful truths more accessible and at the same time stirs our inner man to rejoice and receive.”- Graham Cooke - brilliantperspectives.com“I believe The Passion Translation will be the Bible of choice for the next Jesus people movement.” - Dr. Ché Ahn - President & Founder, Harvest International Ministry Founder, HRock Church, Pasadena, CA, International Chancellor, Wagner University, www.cheahn.org “The Word of God is our collective and yet deeply personal love letter from above. It positions you and me within proven, godly wisdom and gives precious insight into the heart, nature, and goodness of God. I have loved the individual books published thus far from The Passion Translation, and look forward with great anticipation to adding the entire New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs to my own private (and public) reading. With my husband, Brian, and our Hillsong church family, we know these pages will bring to life the One whose name is Jesus—whose passion is humanity and whose heart is for you.”- Bobbie Houston - Co-Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church “The Passion Translation skillfully penned by Dr. Brian Simmons contains deep treasures that can only be discovered through intense scholarly research saturated in Divine Revelation. Dr. Brian Simmons fulfilled both of these criteria so he could present to you this glorious gift. Keys to knowing the heart of God and His deep love for His people will fill you as you read and meditate on the scriptures. I personally cannot get enough of this translation! It is beyond beautiful!”- Dr. Patricia King - Founder of Patricia King Ministries“I have devoured The Passion Translation! There is a fragrance of God’s Spirit that emanates from the powerful expressions that Brian Simmons has brought forth in this translation. Not only have I used The Passion Translation for teaching, but I have picked up certain books of the Bible and read them like a living novel. I love this translation! “- Dr. Chuck D. Pierce - President, Global Spheres Inc., President, Glory of Zion Intl. “With the Mind of a Scholar and Heart of a Lover, Brian Simmons combines the best of both worlds for us in his devoted translation work in Letters from Heaven. What a marvelous job my friend and seasoned leader is doing for the Body of Christ! I applaud the life and ministry of Dr. Brian Simmons!”- Dr. James W. Goll “The Passion Translation is a refreshing, dynamic version of the ancient Scriptures. Most translations of the Bible communicate what God has said, but The Passion Translation communicates equally God’s heart behind the words. It is a beautiful, moving read.”- Wesley and Stacey Campbell - Authors of Praying the Bible: The Pathway to Spirituality and Praying the Bible: The Book of Prayers, wesleystaceycampbell.com“Over the past few years, The Passion Translation has deeply changed my life. In the summer of 2016 I brought “Letters From Heaven” including Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and I & II Timothy on vacation with me to read in the early hours of morning before my children woke up. Little did I know how eye opening this translation would be. I found myself weeping in the midst of revelation and then laughing at the goodness and profound nature of God’s love for us. I not only saw the word of God with fresh lenses, but with a depth I’ve never experienced. I cannot encourage you enough to dig into The Passion Translation.”- Andi Andrew - Author of She Is Free, Founder of The She Is Free Conference, Co-Lead Pastor of Liberty Church, andiandrew.com 'Forged many years ago while translating the Scriptures among South American tribes, and hammered out on the anvil of decades of personal devotion and apostolic experience, my dear friend Brian Simmons brings to the earth a powerful and refreshing translation of the Scriptures that is fueling and inflaming the hearts of tens of thousands world wide. Like the Living Bible that sprung forth in the days of the Jesus Movement, this translation bursts forth from the womb of this present revival. Read it and get caught up in a God-swirl of spiritual understanding and revelation.'- Lou Engle -The Call See all Product description

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God's Creative Power Will Work For You

Pdf Christian Books God's Creative Power Will Work For You

Pdf:God's Creative Power Will Work For You.About the Author Charles Capps is a retired farmer, land developer, and ordained minister who travels throughout the United States sharing the truth of God's Word. He has taught Bible seminars for thirty years, sharing how Christians can apply the Word to the circumstances of life and live victoriously. Besides authoring several books, including the bestselling The Tongue-A Creative Force, and the minibook God's Creative Power, which has sold over 3 million copies, Charles Capps Ministries has a national daily syndicated radio broadcast and a weekly television broadcast aired over several networks called 'Concepts of Faith.' Read more

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The Passion Translation New Testament (Large Print) Burgundy: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Pdf Christian Books The Passion Translation New Testament (Large Print) Burgundy: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Pdf:The Passion Translation New Testament (Large Print) Burgundy: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs.Color:Burgundy Product Description Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every reader an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God, the language of the heart.  BIBLE FEATURES INCLUDE: In-depth footnotes that include insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, alternate translations, and moreExtensive introductions for each bookTraditional two-column formatPremium Bible paperRich, contemporary 11 point font for Bible textSecond edition translation updatesExquisite faux leather cover with special heat debossing “All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being just like the Scripture says!” John 7:37-38 “Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.” Psalm 5:3 “I continue to pray for your love to grow and increase more and more until it overflows, bringing you into the rich revelation of spiritual insight in all things. And with this revelation you will come to know God fully as he imparts to you the deepest understanding of his ways.” Philippians 1:9 Review “One of the greatest things to happen with Bible translation in my lifetime.”- Bill Johnson - Pastor, Bethel Church, Best-Selling Author “Brian Simmons’ work is truly breathtaking! We so appreciate the labor of love that went into translating the Scriptures. The Passion Translation has energized our study of the Bible, and we’re certain it will do the same for you.”- John and Lisa Bevere - Founders of Messenger International and Best-Selling Authors “The Passion Translation makes powerful truths more accessible and at the same time stirs our inner man to rejoice and receive.”- Graham Cooke - brilliantperspectives.com“I believe The Passion Translation will be the Bible of choice for the next Jesus people movement.” - Dr. Ché Ahn - President & Founder, Harvest International Ministry Founder, HRock Church, Pasadena, CA, International Chancellor, Wagner University, www.cheahn.org “The Word of God is our collective and yet deeply personal love letter from above. It positions you and me within proven, godly wisdom and gives precious insight into the heart, nature, and goodness of God. I have loved the individual books published thus far from The Passion Translation, and look forward with great anticipation to adding the entire New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs to my own private (and public) reading. With my husband, Brian, and our Hillsong church family, we know these pages will bring to life the One whose name is Jesus—whose passion is humanity and whose heart is for you.”- Bobbie Houston - Co-Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church “The Passion Translation skillfully penned by Dr. Brian Simmons contains deep treasures that can only be discovered through intense scholarly research saturated in Divine Revelation. Dr. Brian Simmons fulfilled both of these criteria so he could present to you this glorious gift. Keys to knowing the heart of God and His deep love for His people will fill you as you read and meditate on the scriptures. I personally cannot get enough of this translation! It is beyond beautiful!”- Dr. Patricia King - Founder of Patricia King Ministries“I have devoured The Passion Translation! There is a fragrance of God’s Spirit that emanates from the powerful expressions that Brian Simmons has brought forth in this translation. Not only have I used The Passion Translation for teaching, but I have picked up certain books of the Bible and read them like a living novel. I love this translation! “- Dr. Chuck D. Pierce - President, Global Spheres Inc., President, Glory of Zion Intl. “With the Mind of a Scholar and Heart of a Lover, Brian Simmons combines the best of both worlds for us in his devoted translation work in Letters from Heaven. What a marvelous job my friend and seasoned leader is doing for the Body of Christ! I applaud the life and ministry of Dr. Brian Simmons!”- Dr. James W. Goll “The Passion Translation is a refreshing, dynamic version of the ancient Scriptures. Most translations of the Bible communicate what God has said, but The Passion Translation communicates equally God’s heart behind the words. It is a beautiful, moving read.”- Wesley and Stacey Campbell - Authors of Praying the Bible: The Pathway to Spirituality and Praying the Bible: The Book of Prayers, wesleystaceycampbell.com“Over the past few years, The Passion Translation has deeply changed my life. In the summer of 2016 I brought “Letters From Heaven” including Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and I & II Timothy on vacation with me to read in the early hours of morning before my children woke up. Little did I know how eye opening this translation would be. I found myself weeping in the midst of revelation and then laughing at the goodness and profound nature of God’s love for us. I not only saw the word of God with fresh lenses, but with a depth I’ve never experienced. I cannot encourage you enough to dig into The Passion Translation.”- Andi Andrew - Author of She Is Free, Founder of The She Is Free Conference, Co-Lead Pastor of Liberty Church, andiandrew.com 'Forged many years ago while translating the Scriptures among South American tribes, and hammered out on the anvil of decades of personal devotion and apostolic experience, my dear friend Brian Simmons brings to the earth a powerful and refreshing translation of the Scriptures that is fueling and inflaming the hearts of tens of thousands world wide. Like the Living Bible that sprung forth in the days of the Jesus Movement, this translation bursts forth from the womb of this present revival. Read it and get caught up in a God-swirl of spiritual understanding and revelation.'- Lou Engle -The Call See all Product description

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The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Pdf Christian Books The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Pdf:The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe.Review “Fr. Richard challenges us to search beneath the surface of our faith and see what is sacred in everyone and everything.  Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this book.”  -Melinda Gates, author of The Moment of Lift'Rohr sees the Christ everywhere, and not just in people. He reminds us that the first incarnation of God is in Creation itself, and he tells us that 'God loves things by becoming them.' Just for that sentence, and there are so many more, I cannot put this book down.' -Bono   “Here Fr. Richard helps us to see and hear Jesus of Nazareth in what he taught, what he did and who he is—the loving, liberating and life giving expression and presence of God. In so doing he is helping Christianity to reclaim its soul anew.” -Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in America   'A major shift in our culture is needed, and Richard Rohr's unpacking of The Universal Christ is a critical step in the right direction. Remembering our connection to 'every thing' has implications for our religious traditions, society—and dare I say it—even our politics.'  -Kirsten Powers, CNN political analyst and USA Today columnist  '[Rohr] invitingly asks Christian readers to bring together their thinking about Jesus (the historical person) and Christ (the savior) in order to recognize God in the world around them . . . Rohr’s innovative reflections will inspire believing readers to think deeply about the nature of God.'-Publishers Weekly   “Anyone who has made a confession of faith in Jesus Christ should read this book to grasp more fully the vast and startling implications of this belief.  This is Richard Rohr at his best, providing an overall summation of his theological insights that have been life-changing for so many.” -Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary emeritus of the Reformed Church in America   'Here, Christianity finds its root and its destiny in all things, in all matter, in all creation. and here, we find our connection to universal belonging, to universal trust, and to universal love.  This book will change religion and make it tender and gentle and transformational.' -Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics Read more About the Author RICHARD ROHR is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism, practices of contemplation and self-emptying, and compassion for the marginalized. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, where he also serves as academic dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. The Center publishes his “Daily Meditations,” free reflections emailed to hundreds of thousands around the world. Fr. Richard is the author of many books, including the bestsellers Falling Upward, The Naked Now, and, most recently, The Divine Dance. His work has been featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday, Krista Tippett’s On Being, and in the New York Times. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace

Pdf Christian Books The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace

Pdf:The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace.About the Author ERWIN RAPHAEL McMANUS is an iconoclast, artist, and cultural thought leader known for his integration of creativity and spirituality. He is the founder of MOSAIC, a church movement started in the heart of Hollywood with campuses across Los Angeles, Orange County, and Mexico City, and a global community that spans the across the world. Erwin is the acclaimed author of The Last Arrow, The Artisan Soul, Soul Cravings, and The Barbarian Way. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Kim McManus. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Code 1. The Warrior Fights Only for Peace. The warrior is not ready for battle until they have come to know peace. For all the wars that have ever been waged from the beginning of time were first born in a person’s heart. We have a history of war because our souls are at war. We have conflicts because our hearts are conflicted. Every war, every conflict, every act of violence exists because our souls rage. Our only hope for peace is to win the battle within. Every war against another is a war that never should have been fought. It should have been won long before. It should have been won from within. This is our first battle. The war to end all wars is the battle for the human heart. This is the war we must win. To know peace is the way of the warrior.It is impossible to ignore that God is often associated with wars. Certainly the people of Israel have a history of war as well as one of faith. We might conclude that the God of Scripture is a god of war, yet it is the opposite that is true. God is a god of peace. We are the ones who brought war to the human story. And since then, God has been fighting for us to find our way back to peace.Solomon tells us that there is a time for war and a time for peace. Our history betrays us though. Our past is marked by war, while peace has forever eluded us. Sadly, the story of humanity can be marked by the weapons we have forged. From stones to arrows to swords to bullets to missiles, our inventions betray our intentions. An outside observer might say that we are creatures of violence for whom peace is simply the language of poets and philosophers. Yet the way of the warrior is not about refining our skills for war; it is about choosing the path of peace.I have chosen this language, but you may find it at first contrary to the intention of this book. Peace can come only when it is fought for. This is true for any and every kind of peace, whether it’s peace on earth, interpersonal peace, or inner peace. It never comes to the passive. In fact, if you choose the way of peace, you will find yourself in a constant struggle and endless battle. The peace we seek must come from within, and this, you will discover, is the greatest of all battles. It was Job who uttered, “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me. I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil.”I am convinced his words echo in every heart: “I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil.” It is a story that all of us can write. It is the struggle that all of us know, some more profoundly than others.If precedent is an accurate predictor of the future, we should not expect we will ever know a world defined by peace. It is perplexing when I meet people who believe there is no God and yet still believe in peace. After all, peace is an ideal of which we speak, but it’s something this world has never fully known. The human story is marked by envy, jealousy, greed, violence, and bloodshed. There will never be peace on earth until there is peace in us. This is why the way of the warrior must begin here. To find your strength you must find your peace, for the path to inner strength is inner peace.This is where our journey begins. The way of the warrior begins with finding the missing peace. There are certain names that stand out throughout history as beacons of peace. Strangely, when you choose the path of peace in the midst of violence and rage, you are often simply remembered by a single name—for, example, Gandhi, Mandela, Teresa, Tutu, Buddha, and, of course, Jesus. Although each of them advocated for peace in the midst of violence, it is Jesus alone who claimed to actually be the peace our souls long for.Jesus lived in a time of turmoil and conflict. He was born in a world where his people were oppressed by a foreign empire. While we think of Jesus as a man born free, he was actually born a slave. In fact, Jesus was a survivor of an infanticide ordered by a king who feared for his reign. All of Israel lived enslaved by the Roman Empire. Israel belonged to Rome. The Hebrews were the Romans’ possession. As a man, Jesus was considered a subject to a Caesar who proclaimed himself a god with the right to rule over the lives of all mankind. If Jesus knew freedom, it was not because of his circumstance. If Jesus knew peace, it was in contrast to the chaos that surrounded him. It is in this context that he spoke to his disciples and said to them, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”Jesus’s words must have seemed both profound and perplexing to those who heard him. After all, they expected him to bring peace. Many who believed he was the Messiah thought that he would come to deliver them from the Roman Empire. The title Messiah had come to mean something very specific to the Jewish people. They expected that this Messiah would parallel the life of King David. It would be this Messiah that would lead his people to overthrow the greatest empire in the world. This Messiah would become their king, and the fulfillment of the promise would be found in their freedom. The coming of the Messiah would be the end of oppression.The words of Isaiah had been passed on for generations: “Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.”There was a very simple litmus test for the Messiah: if he does not establish peace, he cannot be the Messiah. It was his responsibility to bring them peace; he was the embodiment of true peace, yet the type of peace they had hoped for never came. His words must have seemed bittersweet. He spoke of peace with such certainty in the midst of such chaos that it probably caused many onlookers to assume Jesus was a bit naive. There must have been many who wanted to look at Jesus and say, “As hopeful and poetic as your words may be, you need to get a grip on reality. This is not peace. If you came to set us free, to establish a kingdom of peace, then you are a dismal failure and a grave disappointment to all of us who have been waiting so long for the Messiah to bring about change.”No one had quite the courage to speak so bluntly to Jesus, but there couldn’t have been anything more frustrating for Jesus’s listeners than a declaration of peace when their world was in turmoil. Even today, Jesus’s words cut to the very depth of our souls and he seems to know our thoughts even as he speaks peace into our lives: “I do not give to you as the world gives.” It’s almost as if in one quick phrase he indicts the history of human violence. The peace he brings will never come to us the way we had hoped or expected. This is not the way of the warrior, only the way of violence.You might find it peculiar that I would describe Jesus as a warrior. After all, he is most commonly known as a man of peace. Yet you cannot properly understand Jesus if you do not grasp that his entire life’s purpose was to win the greatest battle of the greatest war that has ever been fought.God stepped into human history to fight for us. He did not hope for peace; he fought for peace. Sometimes the true mission of Jesus is misunderstood because he never carried a physical weapon in his hands. Yet if you want to see the true marks of a warrior, you need to look at the scars on his hands. In his death and resurrection, Jesus took upon himself all the violence of the world so he could bring all the world his peace. That is why he is most profoundly and uniquely the warrior of peace. That is why we’re pursuing his path.The War WithinJesus tells us, “Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” With simplicity and wisdom, he cuts between the two things that steal our peace, for the greatest enemies of the peace within are worry and fear.All around me I find troubled hearts—men and women drowning in worry. We have become so adept at worrying that we have created an endless number of names to describe the nuances. Whether we use the language of stress or anxiety or find ourselves in the depths of depression or despair, worry is the source of so much of our hearts’ troubles. Worry projects a negative view of the world around us. Worry projects a negative future. Worry is an act of faith. It is a deep‑seated belief in worst‑case scenarios. Worry is not rooted in reality but does affect our reality.I’ve also found irony in these words of Paul: “Be anxious for nothing.” I know that what he means is that we should not allow anything to make us anxious, but the truth is that it is usually nothing that is making us anxious. Our anxiety, our distress, our worry—when stripped to its very essence—is rooted in nothing, or at least in nothing we can control. Paul’s solution, of course, is to be anxious in nothing, but in all things, through prayer, we should bring our thanksgiving to God. It seems he’s telling us that anxiety comes when we try to control things that are out of our control. We become anxious because we haven’t learned to trust.It is interesting that in another place where Jesus speaks of peace, he brings up trouble once more. Here he says to his disciples, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble.”This is an important contrast. First he says to us, “Do not let your hearts be troubled,” but then he says to us, “In this world you will have trouble.” We have no control over the reality that in this world we will have trouble, but we have control over whether we decide to allow our hearts to be troubled. He makes the promise that though there will be trouble in this world, we can take heart, for he has overcome the world. Our worry will steal our peace, and when peace is missing, we find ourselves drowning in anxiety and crumbling under the weight of life’s pressures.He also said, “Do not be afraid.” If worry wars against our peace, fear is perhaps an even greater foe. When we live our lives afraid, it creates turmoil and chaos within us. Fear is the enemy of peace. While worry will rob our joy, fear will steal our freedom, for what we fear establishes the boundaries of our freedom. What we fear has mastery over our souls. When we are anxious, we lose our strength. When we are afraid, we lose our courage. When we have found peace, we have both the strength and courage to live the lives we were created to live.Even in my own life I see the relationship between worry, anxiety, and the inability to control the world around me. Throughout my life I have had a fear of dogs. Even to this day I still jump when a dog moves in my direction, even though I love dogs. The root of this fear is not undiagnosable for me.When I was around five years old, I saw my brother get bitten by a dog. It could have been either one of us, but as life would have it, he was the one the dog targeted. Oddly enough, my brother, who was actually bitten by the dog, never developed any fear of dogs whatsoever. My fear and anxiety were rooted in what could have happened and not in the reality of what did happen. It was as if for the rest of my life I kept waiting for what I feared to happen, even though to this day I have never been bitten by a dog.For years I was afraid of roller coasters. Again, it was not rooted in something irrational. When I was around ten years old, the seat belt broke while I was riding a roller coaster, and I held on for my dear life. I remember screaming my guts out, trying to get the operator’s attention, but he was too busy smoking to notice. I was never thrown out of the roller coaster, as I managed to hold on until it finally came to a stop, but out of that negative experience an enduring fear took over. I spent years watching other people ride roller coasters. But that’s exactly what fear and anxiety do to you: they put you on the sideline watching life happen. I couldn’t control the variables if I got into the roller coaster, so I stayed on solid ground to give me a sense of control.It was years later when I finally determined to overcome that fear. Without fully understanding the complex nature of fear and anxiety, I knew what I had to do was get on a roller coaster. I had to destroy an ingrained belief that if I got on the coaster I would die. Since that time, I have enjoyed a lifetime of extreme inclines and insane drops. I love roller coasters. I love the feeling that happens when my stomach drops. I love the illusion of free-falling and plummeting to my death.Ironically, those two phobias in my life helped me establish a pattern of overcoming fears in multiple arenas. Every fear feels justified. One reason is that every fear has a seed of truth in it. But the thing is that you do not ultimately have control over your life. Peace does not come because you finally have control over your life; peace comes when you no longer need control.If fear has a direct object, anxiety is fear without an object. We experience anxiety when we feel overwhelmed by life. In order to reduce our anxiety, we often create smaller and smaller boundaries to give us some sense of control over our lives. Read more

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Made for This: 40 Days to Living Your Purpose

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Pdf:Made for This: 40 Days to Living Your Purpose.About the Author Jennie Allen is an Arkansas native but Texan forever, Bible teacher, author, and the founder and visionary of IF:Gathering. A passionate leader following God’s call on her life to catalyze this generation to live what they believe, Jennie is the author of Restless, Anything, and her most recent book, Nothing to Prove. Her Bible studies include Stuck, Chase, Restless, and Proven. Jennie has a master's in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and teammate, Zac, and their four children, Conner, Kate, Caroline, and Cooper.   Read more

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Living the Psalms Life: 10 Guiding Principles for Fellowship with God

Pdf Christian Books Living the Psalms Life: 10 Guiding Principles for Fellowship with God

Pdf:Living the Psalms Life: 10 Guiding Principles for Fellowship with God.From the Back Cover Transform the way you experience life with wisdom from the psalmists!   In Living the Psalms Life, you’ll find ten principles to renew your intimate fellowship with the Creator. Through Scripture and personal stories, learn what it means to be content in every situation, secure in the peace of God, and guided by His will for your life. These fundamental truths are sure to settle your heart and open your mind to a deeper relationship with God.   Enjoy the most popular book in the Bible in a fresh way, allowing the Psalms to be your guide, as you draw closer to God.   Read more About the Author Dave Branon is a senior editor for Discovery House and has written articles for the Our Daily Bread devotional booklet since 1988. Among his seventeen published books are Heads Up Sports Devotions, Living the Psalms Life, Stand Firm, and Beyond the Valley. Dave and his wife, Sue, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read more

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Truth Unchanging: Hearing God Daily in the Midst of Motherhood

Pdf Christian Books Truth Unchanging: Hearing God Daily in the Midst of Motherhood

Pdf:Truth Unchanging: Hearing God Daily in the Midst of Motherhood.Review “Truth Unchanging is just what moms need! It is full of encouragement and is a hope-filled gift to the soul. I especially love the prayers at the end of each devotion. This is a book you will buy for yourself and then give copies to all the moms in your life whom you love!” —Alli Worthington, author of The Year of Living Happy and Fierce Faith “The tasks and asks of motherhood seem to constantly cry out. The kitchen screams, “Clean me!” The groceries beg, “Get me!” The kiddos question, “How much longer?” or the toddler inquires (for the umpteenth time that hour!), “But why, mama. Why?” As a result, a maxed-out mom can barely hear herself think, let alone hear from God. In Truth Unchanging, Becky Thompson gifts mothers with a useful tool that will enable them to silence the noise and seek the Savior’s voice. Her I’ve-been-there-and-often-still-am stories, intertwined with God’s encounters with various people in Scripture, provide moms with a much-needed respite and a wonderfully renewed perspective, empowering them to love and serve Jesus by loving and serving their families well.” —Karen Ehman, Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, First 5 app Bible teacher, and New York Times best-selling author of Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus, wife and mother of three “Truth Unchanging is a breath of fresh air and a gentle reminder to take a few minutes in the midst of motherhood to remind our souls of what God thinks about us. With each story, Becky takes a moment to help us ground ourselves in God’s love. The daily readings are simple yet profound and fill your heart with nuggets of truth to dwell on during the day. It’s a book with a heart toward mothers and filled with God’s love.” —Seth and Lauren Dahl, authors of Win+Win Parenting “Becky has a way of creating a safe space with her writing and communication style. She understands moms and has more than nurturing advice; she has emotional intelligence for people. This book, which is beautifully laid out in bite-sized pieces, will fill your spirit as you are doused in the truth and unconditional love that Becky expresses through her masterful gifts of teaching and inspirational communication. Buy this book for a mother in your life, gift it to new moms, or work through it in partnership with another mom as you feed on spiritual truth that will create strength in your journey!”—Shawn Bolz, author of Translating God, Growing Up with God, Exploring the Prophetic Devotional and host of Exploring the Prophetic podcast, www.bolzministries.com Read more About the Author BECKY THOMPSON is the author of the books Hope Unfolding and Love Unending and speaks frequently to the issues of balancing life as a wife, mother, and daughter of God. She is known to millions as the author of BeckyThompson.com (formerly Scissortail SILK), a blog that reaches a global audience of readers in need of hope, healing, and the Father's love. A recent transplant to Los Angeles, she lives there with her husband, Jared, and their three young children. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Jesus Calling (Large Text Cloth Botanical Cover): Enjoying Peace in His Presence

Pdf Christian Books Jesus Calling (Large Text Cloth Botanical Cover): Enjoying Peace in His Presence

Pdf:Jesus Calling (Large Text Cloth Botanical Cover): Enjoying Peace in His Presence.About the Author Sarah Young, the author of the bestselling 365-day devotionals Jesus Calling® and Jesus Always, has sold more than 25 million books worldwide. Jesus Calling® has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah's writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Always, Jesus Today®, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling® for Little Ones, Jesus Calling® Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling®: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence, each encouraging readers in their journeys toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States. Read more

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The Book of 1 Kings Journal: One Chapter a Day

Pdf Christian Books The Book of 1 Kings Journal: One Chapter a Day

Pdf:The Book of 1 Kings Journal: One Chapter a Day.This is a journal not a devotional. This journal includes a description of how to use GMG's signature S.O.A.K. method and Coloring Chart. It also includes an introduction and background of the book, the GMG verse of the day, reflection question of the day and beautiful space to journal all of your SOAKs for each chapter of the book of 1 Kings. This journal is designed for the Good Morning Girls online Bible study community. The founder and long-time Bible study leader, Courtney Joseph, is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Evangelism and Discipleship. Living Well in this modern world is a challenge. In an ever increasingly busy world, Courtney inspires us to slow down and drink deeply from the living well of God's word. She provides tools and inspiration for soaking it in. Join her and the GMG community at WomenLivingWell.org and GoodMorningGirls.org, as you walk with the King.

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Bible Promises for Moms

Pdf Christian Books Bible Promises for Moms

Pdf:Bible Promises for Moms.Begin every day with an encouraging promise from God.God understands the heart of a mom, as well as the daily cares and worries that can weigh you down. No matter where you are in your mothering journey, God’s mercies and promises are for you.This pocket-size book of Scriptures provides hundreds of Bible promises that are relevant to the needs of every mother, interweaving them with personal reflections from popular author Heidi St. John. Arranged topically for easy use, Bible Promises for Moms will give you verses to guide youwhen you need to hear that God is pleased when you hang in there;when your mother’s heart needs to remember what God can do;when you need to model true forgiveness for your children;and many more.We need the wisdom of God as we bring up our precious children. Lean into God’s promises today, trusting His Word as your ultimate source for guidance, hope, strength, and encouragement.Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord (Psalm 27:13-14, NLT).

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Misfit Table: Let Your Hunger Lead You to Where You Belong

Pdf Christian Books Misfit Table: Let Your Hunger Lead You to Where You Belong

Pdf:Misfit Table: Let Your Hunger Lead You to Where You Belong.About the Author Tiffini is a tattooed grandma, a freedom fighter, and a beloved warrior with a heart to speak to the misfits just like her who are looking for belonging. An entrepreneur by trade and a visionary at heart, Tiffini is the founding owner of House of Belonging, a lifestyle company specializing in hand-crafted signs that employs all five of her children. Tiffini lives in Franklin, Tennessee and you can follow her words and work at thehouseofbelonging.com and @houseofbelonging on Instagram.   Read more

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The Book of Comforts: Genuine Encouragement for Hard Times

Pdf Christian Books The Book of Comforts: Genuine Encouragement for Hard Times

Pdf:The Book of Comforts: Genuine Encouragement for Hard Times.Review 'The Book of Comforts gives us a safe place to bring our raw heartbreak so we can align it with the refuge found in God's Word. Every page wipes a tear, holds a hand, and gives a real embrace to anyone searching for relief in the midst of their deep sorrow, suffering, or grief.' -- Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries'This book is full of beauty and truth from God's Word that are sure to be a balm for any hurting heart. So grateful for the authentic voices and stories here that give space for both grief and hope. A wonderful gift to anyone you know who is walking through a season of suffering.' -- Ellie Holcomb, Dove Award–winning singer/songwriter'The very existence of this book bears witness that the Gospel is true. With the turn of each page you will find evidence of God's comfort in the stories and in His Scripture. What a kind and generous gift The Book of Comforts is to an aching world.' -- Raechel Myers, CEO of She Reads Truth'When I'm sitting deep in my sorrow, human words seem to bounce right off my heart. Tucked inside this beautiful book are words of a different sort--truths from the God who knows grief because He experienced it too. Where our words fall flat, God's Word gives hope.' -- Amanda Bible Williams, co-founder and chief content officer of She Reads Truth and He Reads Truth'As a pastor, I often search for just the right book to help point the hurting or grieving toward the beauty, goodness, and truth of Gospel comfort. During the past year, a time of deep loss for my own family, I've needed such a book for myself. I am so grateful that I've found it. You're holding it in your hands. I urge you to buy it, to read it, and to pass it on (2 Corinthians 1:3--4). This is indeed a delightful book of comforts.' -- George Grant, author and pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church'I've walked through seasons of loss and longed for a book like this--one that's full of comfort and compassion, hope and encouragement, beauty and gentle strength. This is more than just a collection of pages; it's a place any hurting heart can go to as a refuge in life's hardest moments. I plan to return to it again and again.' -- Holley Gerth, bestselling author of What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days'In our damaged and disconnected world where things like loneliness, confusion, anxiety, and hopelessness seem on the rise even (and especially) in the most 'comfortable' surroundings, The Book of Comforts is a gift for all who are weary. It is filled with comforting images, Scripture, and thoughtful reflection, and the authors have done a masterful job not only telling us about the One Scripture calls 'the God of all comfort,' but also by showing us what His comforts look like, and where we can find them. I pray this book will help you find your rest in Jesus. It has certainly done this for me.' -- Scott Sauls, author of Befriend and Irresistible Faith.'No one has a simple story, and everyone does something with their pain. This book is a beautiful, helpful guide for walking through our pain with hope anchored in God's Word. Spend time with these words and images, and I believe you will find comfort.' -- Russ Ramsey, author of Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death.'The place of grief can be one of the loneliest and most isolating places of all, yet none of us is exempt from it. This beautiful book invites us in to real stories of hardship and pain, yet also shows us that the comfort of God is more than an idea; it can be tangible in each of our lives. I feel as though this book is a perfect picture of 2 Corinthians 1:3--5, displaying 'the Father of compassion and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble.' And I believe that's exactly what this book will do--it will be a gift to many heavy hearts and weary minds.' -- Natalie Grant, Singer/Songwriter Read more About the Author Caleb, Rebecca, Kaitlin, and Cymone are a team of writers and artists bound together by unlikely friendship and a love for making beautiful things.Through their separate seasons of grief, they joined together to create a book that acknowledges the weight suffering carries in our stories. Using thoughtful design and honest storytelling, they aim to point to a Creator who recognizes our human pain and offers His hope. They believe that the Gospel story meets us in all seasons and at every sorrow, and Christ is our only true and lasting source of comfort. All four creatives are based in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more

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Before You Say 'I Do'®: A Marriage Preparation Guide for Couples

Pdf Christian Books Before You Say 'I Do'®: A Marriage Preparation Guide for Couples

Pdf:Before You Say 'I Do'®: A Marriage Preparation Guide for Couples.About the Author H. Norman Wright is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist and a certified grief and trauma therapist. He has helped thousands of people improve their relationships, deal with grief, and handle tragedy through counseling, books, seminars, and a national trauma team. His more than 90 books include After You Say “I Do” and Quiet Times for Couples. hnormanwright.com  Wes Roberts is the founder and president of Leadership Design Group, Leadership Design Associates, and Three3rds Media. Through his consulting and counseling ministries, he is dedicated to strengthening Christian leaders around the world. He and his wife Judy make their home in Colorado. Read more

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The TAG, I’M IT! Lenten Practice: An Invitation to Draw Closer to God through Thanksgiving, Acknowledgement, and Gratitude

Pdf Christian Books The TAG, I’M IT! Lenten Practice: An Invitation to Draw Closer to God  through Thanksgiving,  Acknowledgement, and Gratitude

Pdf:The TAG, I’M IT! Lenten Practice: An Invitation to Draw Closer to God through Thanksgiving, Acknowledgement, and Gratitude.The TAG, I’M IT! Lenten Practice offers, in no more than ten to fifteen minutes, a simple way to grow closer to God throughout Lent by noting His grace at work in your life and honoring the blessings and gifts that you receive each day, as well as acknowledging the actions you’ve taken that bless others and bring more goodness into the world. The practice of writing out your “T’s” (Things you’re Thankful for), “A’s” (Actions and Accomplishments you can Acknowledge yourself for), and “G’s” (Gifts you’re grateful for—in whatever form they take) is a transformative one, especially combined with the final step (I’M IT!): choosing the three most-important-to-you actions/accomplishments you’ll take on the next day. Which of your God-given gifts can make the world a bit better? What activities and to-do’s will fulfill God’s purpose for your life? Step-by-step, small action by small action, how will you spread love, peace, and joy?Inside you’ll find a page for each day of Lent (and one for Easter, too), formatted especially for this process, with a passage of Scripture to inspire you. There’s also a spot to capture a moment in which you felt especially close to God, creating a meaningful record to look back on. An introduction with tips and ideas will help you to maximize the benefits of this practice. Feel the value of honoring the goodness of your life and choosing what matters most in the day to come. Soon, you’ll notice that you’re walking “a closer walk” with God and living your days with more joy, presence, and purpose.

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Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship

Pdf Christian Books Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship

Pdf:Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship.About the Author Ruth Chou Simons is an artist, writer, entrepreneur, and speaker. As author of the bestselling book GraceLaced and creator of the popular GraceLaced online shoppe, blog, and Instagram community, she shares scriptural truths daily through her hand-painted artwork and words. Ruth and her husband, Troy, live on the western slope of Colorado and are grateful parents to six sons—their greatest adventure. Read more

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Fresh Start for Moms: A 31-Day Devotional Journal to Renew Your Joy

Pdf Christian Books Fresh Start for Moms: A 31-Day Devotional Journal to Renew Your Joy

Pdf:Fresh Start for Moms: A 31-Day Devotional Journal to Renew Your Joy.Today is a great day for a fresh start!This 31-day devotional journal from Valerie Woerner will help mothers find truth in Scripture, refreshment in moments of rest, and encouragement through Valerie’s personal stories. Fresh Start for Moms includes:daily devotions with Scripture and quotesmorning and evening reflectionsjournaling space for response and prayersaction steps for each dayPerfect for you or to give to a friend, Fresh Start for Moms will help you stay on track as you become the mom God calls you to be.

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Good Morning, Lord.Can We Talk?: A Year of Scriptural Meditations

Pdf Christian Books Good Morning, Lord.Can We Talk?: A Year of Scriptural Meditations

Pdf:Good Morning, Lord.Can We Talk?: A Year of Scriptural Meditations.Timeless Bible wisdom from renowned pastor and teacher Chuck Swindoll Do you long for daily encouragement and inspiration? Do you wish your quiet times were filled with power and purpose? Discover the joy and ease of meeting with God each day in a meaningful way with this year-long devotional by the world's premiere Bible teacher. Filled with daily insights from Chuck Swindoll, Good Morning, Lord...Can We Talk? will give you a glimpse of the living power of God in your own life - and connect you to the restorative promises God speaks in his Scriptures.

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Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus (Pressing Pause)

Pdf Christian Books Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus (Pressing Pause)

Pdf:Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus (Pressing Pause).About the Author Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and a writer for First 5, a Bible study app that reaches over 2 million people daily. She has written thirteen books including Let. It. Go., Keep It Shut, and Pressing Pause. Her passion is to help women to live their priorities as they reflect the gospel to a watching world. Married to her college sweetheart, Todd, and the mother of three, she enjoys antique hunting, cheering for the Detroit Tigers, and feeding the many people who gather around her kitchen island for a taste of Mama Karen's cooking. Connect with her at www.karenehman.com   Read more

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America’s Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on Our National Parks

Pdf Christian Books America’s Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on Our National Parks

Pdf:America’s Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on Our National Parks.Book Description Your national park experience can be a holy experience, too. Read more About the Author The Oklahoma native and former journalist is the extremely lucky and proud father of three kind, funny, and smart kids. He serves as president and publisher of CBP/Chalice Press. Read more

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Misfit Table: Let Your Hunger Lead You to Where You Belong

Pdf Christian Books Misfit Table: Let Your Hunger Lead You to Where You Belong

Pdf:Misfit Table: Let Your Hunger Lead You to Where You Belong.Too often, the world speaks words of harm, and too often, we believe them - and so we live stories God never intended for us. Yet God longs to rewrite and redeem your story.Tiffini Kilgore, founder of the lifestyle and design boutique House of Belonging, grew up in a broken home before marrying at the tender age of 16. Years later, divorced and with three small children, she remarried. The seasons that followed brought two more children, another broken marriage, chronic disease, major surgeries, and cycles of abuse - leaving Tiffini feeling alone and unloved.Hungry for healing and a safe space, Tiffini began seeking Jesus through journaling and soon found bread crumbs of grace leading her down a new path. There, she found a rich table set for misfits just like her - a place of nourishment and restoration. Where she was fed lies of worthlessness, God fed her truth that she was his treasured daughter. Where she was told she was a helpless victim, God offered her the cup of his strength. Where she once held an empty future, God gave her hope and a fresh start. In cultivating an ongoing dialogue with her abba father, God transformed Tiffini's pain into passion and ultimately, fierce belonging.Tiffini writes as a modern-day mystic, with lyrical force and deep tending of the soul, in this audiobook for anyone who has ever felt out of place or at odds in the world. Each chapter features compelling narrative as well as a poignant response from "Papa" God, as Tiffini calls him, and the result is a stirring invitation to come home to where you belong. Come and sit, take and eat, and join the battle cry to take God at his word.

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Before You Say 'I Do'® Devotional: Building a Spiritual Foundation for Your Life Together

Pdf Christian Books Before You Say 'I Do'® Devotional: Building a Spiritual Foundation for Your Life Together

Pdf:Before You Say 'I Do'® Devotional: Building a Spiritual Foundation for Your Life Together.About the Author H. Norman Wright is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist and a certified grief and trauma therapist. He has helped thousands of people improve their relationships, deal with grief, and handle tragedy through counseling, books, seminars, and a national trauma team. His more than 90 books include After You Say “I Do” and Quiet Times for Couples. hnormanwright.com Read more

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The Distracted Dance of Resilience: Dancing away from life's hurts towards healing and restoration.

Pdf Christian Books The Distracted Dance of Resilience: Dancing away from life's hurts towards healing and restoration.

Pdf:The Distracted Dance of Resilience: Dancing away from life's hurts towards healing and restoration..How do you recover from heartbreak, rejection, disappointment or betrayal punching you in the mouth? Our world of reality TV and social media says you either punch back or play the victim. Katina Boyd did not punch back or play the victim as she battled the heartbreak of serial infidelity and divorce. She danced! Katina took spiritual dance steps in the rhythm of healing instead of focusing on circumstances. In the Distracted Dance of Resilience, Katina invites us to follow her dance steps of faith towards flexibility, balance, confidence and ultimately, resilience. With honesty, openness, and storytelling, this twenty-one-day devotional helps us:• Shake off the bitterness of heartbreak by realizing people may reject us but God will always be with us.• Embrace the reality of our situation and remain faithful by remembering to trust God's track record.• Become willing to take God-directed action without seeing signs of good results on the horizon.• Move on with our lives healthy and whole by sharing our story with others.If letting go of bitterness, moving on with your life, and helping others is of interest to you, this twenty-one Day devotional and the power of the Holy Spirit will help you begin the process of bouncing back.

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Dugout Devotions: Inspirational Hits From MLB’s Best (Stars of the Faith)

Pdf Christian Books Dugout Devotions: Inspirational Hits From MLB’s Best (Stars of the Faith)

Pdf:Dugout Devotions: Inspirational Hits From MLB’s Best (Stars of the Faith).About the Author Del Duduit is an award-winning sportswriter and author. He has been published in Clubhouse Magazine, Sports Spectrum, and on ToddStarnes.com. He is a contributing writer for Athletes in Action, The Christian View, Bridges Magazine, and PM Magazine. He is the co-editor for the Southern Ohio Christian Voice and blogs weekly at delduduit.com. He lives in Lucasville, Ohio, with his wife Angie. Read more

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Growing in Prayer Devotional: A 100-Day Journey

Pdf Christian Books Growing in Prayer Devotional: A 100-Day Journey

Pdf:Growing in Prayer Devotional: A 100-Day Journey.About the Author Mike Bickle is director of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC) and founder of the International House of Prayer University, a four-year ministry school. IHOPKC has a ministry staff of seven hundred people who have hosted 24/7 prayer, led by worship teams, nonstop since 1999. He also leads an annual Onething young adult conference. Bickle is the author of several books, including Passion for Jesus, Growing in the Prophetic, The Pleasures of Loving God, After God’s Own Heart, Growing in Prayer, and God’s Answer to the Growing Crisis. Read more

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The Pursuit of God

Pdf Christian Books The Pursuit of God

Pdf:The Pursuit of God.About the Author The late Dr. A. W. Tozer was well known in evangelical circles both for his long and fruitful editorship of the Alliance Witness as well as his pastorate of one of the largest Alliance churches in the Chicago area. He came to be known as the Prophet of Today because of his penetrating books on the deeper spiritual life. Read more

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Worry Less, Pray More: A Woman's Devotional Guide to Anxiety-Free Living

Pdf Christian Books Worry Less, Pray More: A Woman's Devotional Guide to Anxiety-Free Living

Pdf:Worry Less, Pray More: A Woman's Devotional Guide to Anxiety-Free Living.Book Description This purposeful devotional guide features 180 readings and prayers designed to help alleviate your worries as you learn to live in the peace of the Almighty God, who offers calm for your anxiety-filled soul. Inspired by Philippians 4:6-7, Worry Less, Pray More reinforces the truth that with God, you can live anxiety-free every single day—whether you worry about your work, relationships, bills, the turmoil of the world, or something more.   Read more About the Author Donna K. Maltese is a freelance writer, editor, and writing coach. Mother of two grown children, she resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband. Donna is active in her local church and is the publicist for a local Mennonite project that works to feed the hungry here and abroad. Read more

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Love is Patient, Love is Kind: A Christian Marriage Devotional: Rebuild, Reconnect, and Grow in Christ

Pdf Christian Books Love is Patient, Love is Kind: A Christian Marriage Devotional: Rebuild, Reconnect, and Grow in Christ

Pdf:Love is Patient, Love is Kind: A Christian Marriage Devotional: Rebuild, Reconnect, and Grow in Christ.Review 'Each devotion in this book provides couples with the perfect opportunity to pause their everyday lives and connect on a spiritual level. Every marriage could benefit from adding this book to their weekly routine.'―Amberly Lambertsen, Family Life Educator, A Prioritized Marriage 'A valuable resource for husbands and wives who want to intentionally make time each week to spiritually invest in their relationship, Love is Patient, Love is Kind is the perfect devotional to get couples on the path to making it a lifelong habit of studying God’s Word together, challenging each other and having open and honest communication.'―Matthew & Jaclyn Glaze, Owners of Union28 Marriage Apparel 'These devotions are dynamite―short, sweet and to the point, but very powerful! Discussing and applying the compelling principles taught in this book will help couples create a more connected and intimate marital relationship―emotionally, spiritually and even sexually!'―Laura M. Brotherson, LMFT, CST, CFLE, StrengtheningMarriage.com 'Love is Patient, Love is Kind gives you the opportunity to step back and reflect; to be a student within your life and marriage, and ask yourself the questions that can foster ideas to help you and your spouse progress forward as the couple and individuals God intends you to be. This weekly devotional sheds light on the aspects of marriage that we sometimes overlook―by extending the chance to show your faith by your works.'―Courtney Webb, QVC Program Host 'If you've ever wanted to be in a great marriage, this book is for you. In Love is Patient, Love is Kind, Aaron and April have taken the aspirational principles taught by Jesus, and made them so applicable that any thoughtful reader (or couple!) will find the secret to healing, connection, and true love on every page.'―Lizzy Jensen, Founder of The Small Seed 'The nurturing words and encouragement from Aaron and April verify that marriage should be an uplifting, life-giving source of love―especially during the hard times. Communication is important, but mutual respect is key. Without it, communication can be detrimental. This study guides us through inevitable bumps and hardships that couples endure, encouraging us to push past the natural desire to battle, and communicate in a loving and respectful way. The Jacobs show us how nurturing our marriages can change our lives, and how to do it together.'―Melissa Tutterrow, @functionalfarmhouse Read more About the Author AARON AND APRIL JACOB believe that marriage is ordained of God, and that He has all the answers to creating “happily ever after.” Together, they founded a website (www.NurturingMarriage.org) dedicated to offering practical advice to help strengthen marriages and families everywhere. As the parents of three rambunctious little boys, they enjoy family time, college football, long drives, yummy food, and romantic getaways. Read more

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31 Decrees of Blessing for Women

Pdf Christian Books 31 Decrees of Blessing for Women

Pdf:31 Decrees of Blessing for Women.Review This magnificent new book, 31 Decrees of Blessing for Women, by Patricia King, will empower believers with the tools to boldly release decrees that will unlock the blessings of heaven, align hearts with the Word of God, and bring change to their lives. Bravo!- Jane Hamon, Vision Church @ Christian InternationalPatricia King has found the keys to releasing the blessing of the Father through the spoken Word to create supernatural breakthroughs in the name of Jesus and by the power of the Spirit. Whenever we put application to the revelation of the Word by scriptural decrees, miracles happen! Get ready for the most dramatic answers to prayer ever!- Pastor Tony Kemp, president, the ACTS GroupRead 31 Decrees of Blessing for Women and be edified, empowered, and blessed. --Joan Hunter, author and healing evangelistPatricia King has been the voice in my life who always points me like a compass toward Christ. There have been times during my journey with the Lord that I wrestled with not knowing who I was in Him. Yet through Patricia's godly counsel and wisdom from Scripture, she helped me discover my identity as a servant, revivalist, leader, and a woman. No matter what issue I have struggled with, her timely biblical insight assisted me in working successfully through those things that were hampering my growth and victory. In this book, Patricia has fashioned these powerful decrees to do the same for you too. Read 31 Decrees of Blessing for Women and get ready for your breakthrough!- Katie Souza, Katie Souza MinistriesPatricia King's new book, 31 Decrees of Blessing for Women, is sure to jump-start your faith, revive your heart, and set you on a pathway of personal victory. Patricia dives deep into the Word in every daily devotion as she shares personal stories of breakthrough. Each devotion is followed by ten decrees - straight from Scripture. I want to encourage you to say these decrees out loud. Sing them out and write them down. Put them in your car, in your purse, on your phone or iPad, or in your kitchen for each day. I have watched Patricia's life flourish in God and in ministry as she has become a fearless leader in the body of Christ. She has always taken the Word, believed the Word, and decreed the Word out loud. Now she is sharing these powerful testimonies and decrees with us. Let's take the Word, decree it, and watch God move. Let's become fearless women of God. --Julie Meyer, author of Singing the Scriptures, Intotheriver.netI used to not believe that prophetic decrees were powerful. Until I began to listen closely to what Patricia King was teaching and is teaching in this book. Decrees, when done in true faith and with true need, are explosively powerful. But don t take my word for it. Get 31 Decrees of Blessing for Women for yourself and a friend. Powerful!- Steve Shultz, founder, The Elijah List and Elijah Streams TVIn every generation the Lord raises up forerunners and eventually champions over an arena of truth. Patricia King is both a relentless forerunner for the things of the Lord, and she has also emerged as a champion, composing decrees that lead the way in this generation. It is an extreme honor to add my blessing to this devotional book on decreeing a blessing, especially designed for today's women. Thank you, Patricia! --Dr. James W Goll, founder of God Encounters Ministries, GOLL Ideation LLC Read more About the Author Patricia King is a respected apostolic minister of the gospel, successful business owner, and an inventive entrepreneur. She is an accomplished itinerant speaker, author, television host, media producer, and ministry network overseer who has given her life fully to Jesus Christ and to His Kingdom's advancement in the earth. She is the founder of Patricia King Ministries and co-founder of XPmedia.com. Read more

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God Hears Her: 365 Devotions for Women by Women

Pdf Christian Books God Hears Her: 365 Devotions for Women by Women

Pdf:God Hears Her: 365 Devotions for Women by Women.From the Back Cover “God’s heart is for us. God hears in a way that is action-oriented, and He wants to respond in love.” —from the foreword by Elisa Morgan God is with you, He is for you, and He hears your heart cries. Over and over in the Bible, God heard and responded to the needs of women. This collection of Our Daily Bread devotionals was written by women for women like you who long to feel God’s presence.Our Daily Bread is distributed around the world and is translated into more than 50 languages. Each month millions of readers turn to the pages of this beloved devotional for inspiration, comfort, peace, and hope. Visit odb.org for more information about Our Daily Bread.   Read more About the Author Our Daily Bread is distributed around the world and is translated into more than 50 languages. Each month millions of readers turn to the pages of this beloved devotional for inspiration, comfort, peace, and hope. Visit odb.org for more information.   Read more

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Ever Present Love: 365 Days of Discovering Jesus in the Gospels (The Passion Translation)

Pdf Christian Books Ever Present Love: 365 Days of Discovering Jesus in the Gospels (The Passion Translation)

Pdf:Ever Present Love: 365 Days of Discovering Jesus in the Gospels (The Passion Translation).The Gospels in the New Testament provide us with more than history - they help us encounter Jesus. This passionate daily devotional will bring you to the feet of your Savior in wonder and worship.Inspired by The Passion Translation, each devotion provides a daily Scripture from the Gospels, an encouraging text, and a meaningful prayer that reveals the character of Jesus and his ever-present love - restoring the broken, befriending the sinner, teaching his followers, healing the sick, and unveiling his fiery heart.The gospel is good news - extraordinary news! Embrace and share God's love as you discover the life of Jesus.

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Into Your Hands: Exploring the Seven Last Words from the Cross

Pdf Christian Books Into Your Hands: Exploring the Seven Last Words from the Cross

Pdf:Into Your Hands: Exploring the Seven Last Words from the Cross.Into Your Hands:Exploring the Seven Last Words of the Cross invites the reader to a deeper relationship with God. Each of the Seven Last Word of Jesus from the Cross represent stages of spiritual growth, culminating in perfect rest with God. The Cross may seem an unusual place to hear a path to spiritual growth. But on Calvary Jesus speaks with increasing confidence in God. Each statement from the Cross points us to the heart of God. Pastor David Mercadante outlines the Seven Last Words as steps toward a deeper life with God. Each phrase marks another progression to God's perfect rest: Step One - Receiving God's Forgiveness. "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34)Step Two - New Citizenship. "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise." (Luke 23:43) Step Three - A New Community. "Woman, here is your son. . . . Here is your mother." (John 19:26-27)Step Four - Wrestling with God. "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Mark 15:34; Matthew 27:46)Step Five - New Thirst. "I am thirsty." (John 19:28) Step Six - Confidence in Salvation. "It is finished." (John 19:30)Step Seven - Rest in God. "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." (Luke 23:46)A resource for personal study or small group, Into Your Hands offers an analysis of each of the Seven Last Words from the Cross and how they apply to the life of the believer.

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Dancing in a Field of Daisies: A Devotional for All Stages of Life

Pdf Christian Books Dancing in a Field of Daisies: A Devotional for All Stages of Life

Pdf:Dancing in a Field of Daisies: A Devotional for All Stages of Life.The Christian walk is sometimes filled with potholes, rocky paths, and steep hills. Yet the Lord is there making the way straight. June Foster shares her journey—the joys and the trials—through fifty devotionals she'd written over the last ten years. Some are geared toward those of us who've reached the twilight years, yet all embrace the joy and peace only a life with Jesus can offer. Come alongside June as she explores God's word and rejoices in the Lord. Leave your cares and join the dance in a field of daisies.

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Leap Into Joy: A Prophetic Devotional

Pdf Christian Books Leap Into Joy: A Prophetic Devotional

Pdf:Leap Into Joy: A Prophetic Devotional.This devotional will encourage and inspire you to continue on your journey with Jesus Christ. Enjoy reading each page filled with declarations, prayers, and Bible verses that will increase your hope and faith in God. Take a leap into the Joy of the Lord as you boldly confess His Word and walk in total victory daily!

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Jus' Say'n: Discovering Jesus in Your Everyday Life

Pdf Christian Books Jus' Say'n: Discovering Jesus in Your Everyday Life

Pdf:Jus' Say'n: Discovering Jesus in Your Everyday Life.This devotional was written to allow the reader to notice the work of God in everything you do or experience. If it's important to you, it's important to God. It's easy to recognize His work in the big things in life, but we often miss seeing Him in the grocery store, at school, at play and work. Jus' Say'n is written in a conversational style to create an atmosphere of a fireside chat, a conversation. Churchy clichés are avoided to allow the non-Christian to understand and perhaps allow God into their lives.

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Crystal Healing Bible: Ultimate Guide to Gain Enlightenment and Awaken Your Energetic Potential with the Healing Powers of Crystals, Book 4

Pdf Christian Books Crystal Healing Bible: Ultimate Guide to Gain Enlightenment and Awaken Your Energetic Potential with the Healing Powers of Crystals, Book 4

Pdf:Crystal Healing Bible: Ultimate Guide to Gain Enlightenment and Awaken Your Energetic Potential with the Healing Powers of Crystals, Book 4.Learn the holistic way to heal with Crystal Healing BibleAre you looking to balance your mind, body, and soul? If so, there are many healing crystals in this audiobook that can accomplish this for you. Holistic crystal healing methods can help bring positive energy into your life and help you become the best version of yourself. In this audiobook, author Crystal Lee will walk you through everything you need to know to get started on your healing journey.Some key concepts discussed in this audiobook:The basics of crystal healingIncredible benefits of crystal healing How to start your own crystal collectionBasics of chakra connections and crystalsOver 40+ crystals you need to knowHow to harness the power of crystals and so much more!If you suffer from issues such as trust, stress, self-confidence, rejection, depression, regret, negativity, motivation, or love, then there is definitely a crystal for you. Start today and discover the incredible natural cures crystals can perform for you....This audiobook will change your life and you will discover natural cures that will heal your mind and body from negative energies. Now is the time to make a change and live a happier life! Get your copy of Crystal Healing Bible today!

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The Sound of Freedom: How to Bring the God of the Breakthrough into Your Toughest Struggles

Pdf Christian Books The Sound of Freedom: How to Bring the God of the Breakthrough into Your Toughest Struggles

Pdf:The Sound of Freedom: How to Bring the God of the Breakthrough into Your Toughest Struggles.About the Author Jenny is a wife and homeschool mother. She believes in building families and communities in the Kingdom of God. She is best known for Singing the Scriptures, Live each week on her Facebook page. Hundreds of thousands of people view each week from all over the world, and share their testimonies of how their lives have changed since watching Jenny sing the scriptures. Transformed by His renewing power, Jenny's heart is to lead people into an Encounter with the Holy Spirit that will transform them as well.    Jenny believes that Worship led in spirit and in truth with a pure heart and no limitations, ushers in God's Glory, which invades the earth! It is Jenny's desire to lead Prophetic and Spontaneous High Praise Worship that release the song of Heaven into the Hearts of man!   'I am amazed at the hand of God on my life.' -Jenny Weaver Read more

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The Discerner: Hearing, Confirming, and Acting on Prophetic Revelation

Pdf Christian Books The Discerner: Hearing, Confirming, and Acting on Prophetic Revelation

Pdf:The Discerner: Hearing, Confirming, and Acting on Prophetic Revelation."I want to do more than hear a word from God. I want to become that word. That is revelation's ultimate purpose - for the Word to become flesh." (James Goll) What is "prophetic revelation" from God? And what is the believer's role in receiving and activating it? James Goll, author of the best seller The Seer, explains that although some believers are especially gifted as prophets, every follower of Jesus receives the gifts of revelation and discernment. And every believer needs to use them! In fact, without discernment and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, we cannot progress in our use of any of the gifts and callings. With clear explanations and real-life contemporary stories, Goll demonstrates how we can receive revelation through the natural senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste - and how to open ourselves up to the comparable supernatural senses through which God wants to speak. He also removes uncertainty about how to discern revelation and test the spirits, so that every believer can fulfill their ultimate purpose: extending Jesus' powerful kingdom on earth. The Discerner is both a wonderful introduction to the prophetic lifestyle and a challenging call for those already immersed in prophetic revelation.

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Throne Room Prayer: Praying with Jesus on the Sea of Glass: The Passion Translation

Pdf Christian Books Throne Room Prayer: Praying with Jesus on the Sea of Glass: The Passion Translation

Pdf:Throne Room Prayer: Praying with Jesus on the Sea of Glass: The Passion Translation.Your prayers in the throne room live forever. Learn to pray with Jesus, not just to him.The day will come when each of us will stand before God in his throne room. Many of the prophets from the Bible have seen the throne room and have shared their observations with us. The book of Revelation specifically gives us stunning insight into what God's glorious throne room is all about. Understanding prayer from within the throne room will change how you pray and how you live.Throne Room Prayer will take you into the sea of glass to experience for yourself the beautiful throne of God. Throne Room Prayer is God's invitation for you to become a prayer partner with Jesus and learn sacred secrets.This audiobook will help you to:Enjoy personal, obligation-free prayer with JesusUnderstand and utilize all types and tools of prayerHear the voice of God and fill your heart with heaven's plansUse your voice as a magnet to pull his presence to the earthSee heaven's purposes fulfilled here on earthThrone Room Prayer is a wonderful resource for individuals and groups. Expect your eyes to be opened to see into the spiritual realm all around you. The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Lift up your voice and watch how God changes you through Throne Room Prayer.

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The Bondage Breaker: Overcoming Negative Thoughts, Irrational Feelings, Habitual Sins

Pdf Christian Books The Bondage Breaker: Overcoming Negative Thoughts, Irrational Feelings, Habitual Sins

Pdf:The Bondage Breaker: Overcoming Negative Thoughts, Irrational Feelings, Habitual Sins.Harmful habits, negative thinking, and irrational feelings can all lead to sinful behavior and keep you in bondage. If you feel trapped by any of these strongholds in your life, know that you are not alone - you can break free. Neil Anderson has brought hope to millions facing similar spiritual attacks. In this significantly revised and updated edition of this popular best-selling book, he offers a holistic approach to spiritual warfare that is rooted in the word of God. As you listen to stories of others who have been locked in spiritual battles, you will learn the underlying whys and hows behind these attacks and discover the truth that sets people free in Jesus. Break through your spiritual battles, and find freedom in Christ with The Bondage Breaker.

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OMEGA DYNAMICS: STUDY GUIDE: EQUIPPING A WARRIOR CLASS OF CHRISTIANS FOR THE DAYS AHEAD

Pdf Christian Books OMEGA DYNAMICS: STUDY GUIDE: EQUIPPING A WARRIOR CLASS OF CHRISTIANS FOR THE DAYS AHEAD

Pdf:OMEGA DYNAMICS: STUDY GUIDE: EQUIPPING A WARRIOR CLASS OF CHRISTIANS FOR THE DAYS AHEAD.The OMEGA DYNAMICS STUDY GUIDE is the must-have companion for in-depth Spiritual Growth. SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUAL or GROUP STUDIES! OD Study Guide takes willing readers from the "Recruiters Office" to front-line Warriors as their identity in Christ Jesus, revealed by the Holy Scriptures, is sown deeply into their hearts and minds.As the days advance the eyes of the Lord are scanning the ends of the earth for a Few Good Men and Women who will arise in the knowing of their King and Savior, Christ Jesus, and stand firm until the end! STRENGTHENING, ENCOURAGING, AND EQUIPPING! THE OD STUDY GUIDE DOES THE FOLLOWING:-Activates and Mobilizes the Warrior-Spirit contained within the Redeemed of the Lord.-Strengthens the reader as they walk Chapter-by-Chapter through Omega Dynamics.-Equips "those with ears to hear" to confidently stand firm today, and in the days to come.-Asks compelling questions for self/group/corporate examination and revelation.-Contains over 500+ Scriptures references for study and edification.-Takes the rich, wondrous truths contained within Omega Dynamics and deeply sows the Warrior-Spirit of the Lord into the heart of the reader.-Reinvigorates the appropriate, Blood-bought identity of the Redeemed: bold, courageous, fearless, selfless, loving, surrendered, mighty, and powerful through Christ.-Encourages the Body of Christ to go into battle full of worship and thanksgiving!Know this: Our identity in Christ Jesus is strong, steadfast, and resolute. As we begin to grow in a knowing of who we are in Christ, the ability to stand confidently and worshipfully as Warriors today and in the days that lay ahead will burst forth!

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American Christianity’s Slide into Apostasy: What We Must Do Before It’s Too Late

Pdf Christian Books American Christianity’s Slide into Apostasy: What We Must Do Before It’s Too Late

Pdf:American Christianity’s Slide into Apostasy: What We Must Do Before It’s Too Late.Therefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing; and I will receive you – 2 Corinthians 6:17 Always remember this: If your church is drifting from Biblical Christianity to American Christianity, your church leaders may not even realize it. In all probability they are not purposely leading the church away from God and His Word. The subtle and dangerous deception Satan has mastered along with ignorant but dedicated allies in public education, media, entertainment, and government create a powerful yet subtle deception that is well masqueraded. Unless we are completely immersed and grounded in God’s Word, we may even be deceived into thinking we are serving God when in reality we serve His enemy. This book is a call to professing Christians to examine their beliefs and actions and to compare them to God’s truth and standards in His Word. It is an attempt to help every professing Christian understand the deception perpetrated by the father of lies that infects both the secular and professing Christian institutions in our nation, such that in the final days one will not be able to distinguish between evil human government and religion. And it is a call for truly born-again, spirit-filled Christians to spot deception and lovingly but firmly confront church leaders who are leading congregations away from true Biblical Christianity. About the AuthorMike LeMay is an author, biblical apologist, radio talk show host, and general manager of Q90 FM, a Christian radio station in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He has extensively studied and reported on news, issues, and trends pertaining to the Christian life, pointing people to the truth of God’s Word. His books have received critical acclaim for their insight in bringing news and topics of the day into correct biblical context and understanding, helping Christians see the big picture of what is happening around them. His latest book, American Christianity’s Slide into Apostasy: What We Must Do before It’s Too Late, points out the growing disparity between Biblical Christianity and an “American Christianity” that is integrating secular beliefs, thoughts, and processes into the church, leading people further away from God and His eternal truth. Mike is also owner of Christian Thought Consulting, LLC, and he helps families and business professionals find peace, joy, and purpose in their increasingly busy lives.

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Satan Fears You'll Discover Your True Identity

Pdf Christian Books Satan Fears You'll Discover Your True Identity

Pdf:Satan Fears You'll Discover Your True Identity.From the Back Cover Don't Let the Enemy Tell You Who You Are!Satan knows something that most of us fail to realize: Human beings are the crown of God's creation, His masterpiece, made in His image. And when we miss this truth, when we hold on to a low self-image shaped by failure or defeat, we give the enemy power over us--and he wins.In this powerful and fortifying book, Charles Kraft helps you grasp your position of inestimable value in God's eyes. While unmasking the spiritual assault on every believer, he answers questions like these:· What does your existence mean to God?· What does it mean to Satan?· What is deep-level healing?The battle for your self-image is winnable! In partnership with Jesus, you can discover your true identity. The enemy knows who you are. Do you?'Provocative yet biblically based, this book grows out of a lifetime of study and decades of experience in deep-level healing. I recommend it!'--Thomas J. Sappington, Th.D., associate professor of intercultural studies, Cook School of Intercultural Studies'Dr. Kraft affirms for believers the multiple ways God has provided for us as His sons and daughters--co-laborers in the struggle against the ravages of sin and heirs of His promises.'--Douglas Hayward, professor of anthropology, Biola UniversityCharles H. Kraft is the president of Deep Healing Ministries, an inner healing and deliverance ministry; vice president of Hearts Set Free Ministries; and the author of more than thirty books. He retired from the faculty of the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary after forty years as professor of anthropology and intercultural communication. He continues to conduct seminars around the world on spiritual warfare, healing and deliverance. He and his wife, Meg, live in Pasadena, California. Learn more at www.heartssetfree.org. Read more About the Author Charles H. Kraft is the president of Deep Healing Ministries, an inner healing and deliverance ministry; vice president of Hearts Set Free Ministries; and the author of more than 30 books. He retired from the faculty of the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary after 40 years as professor of anthropology and intercultural communication. He continues to conduct seminars around the world on spiritual warfare, healing, and deliverance. He and his wife, Meg, live in Pasadena, California. Learn more at www.heartssetfree.org. Read more

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The Hell Conspiracy: An Eye-witness Account of Hell, Heaven, and the Afterlife

Pdf Christian Books The Hell Conspiracy: An Eye-witness Account of Hell, Heaven, and the Afterlife

Pdf:The Hell Conspiracy: An Eye-witness Account of Hell, Heaven, and the Afterlife.About the Author Laurie A. Ditto travels around the world sharing her testimonies of Heaven and Hell to reach people for Jesus. As Director of My Father’s Reputation, she trains people in the prophetic to hear Jesus for others. Laurie and Mike have been married for 35 years. They have two daughters and eleven grandchildren. Read more

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American Christianity's Adultery with Secular Culture: The Truth about Our Dangerous Compromise with the World

Pdf Christian Books American Christianity's Adultery with Secular Culture: The Truth about Our Dangerous Compromise with the World

Pdf:American Christianity's Adultery with Secular Culture: The Truth about Our Dangerous Compromise with the World.An honest look at where the church in America is headed and what we can do to change course.American Christianity is dying a slow death at its own hands. Instead of positively affecting the secular culture, we are being infected by it under the guise of being "seeker-friendly" and "loving." Soon, the church may be an exact mirror of the culture that seeks to destroy us. With a lack of strong, principled leaders, and with followers who want their ears tickled instead of being challenged to pursue righteousness, American Christianity is writing its own epitaph as it slowly dies.Unless we reverse course by embracing the complete, absolute truth of God's Word and stop trying to redefine God in our selfish human image, only a remnant will remain of a once-powerful church. Do we have the courage to challenge ourselves and our leaders to reject secular culture and its influences? Or will we continue to die a slow death at our own hands as we continue to inhale the cancer of secular humanism? Time is running out. Original Title: The Suicide of American ChristianityAbout the AuthorMike LeMay is an author, biblical apologist, radio talk show host, and general manager of Q90 FM, a Christian radio station in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He has extensively studied and reported on news, issues, and trends pertaining to the Christian life, pointing people to the truth of God’s Word. His books have received critical acclaim for their insight in bringing news and topics of the day into correct biblical context and understanding, helping Christians see the big picture of what is happening around them. His latest book, American Christianity’s Slide into Apostasy: What We Must Do before It’s Too Late, points out the growing disparity between Biblical Christianity and an “American Christianity” that is integrating secular beliefs, thoughts, and processes into the church, leading people further away from God and His eternal truth. Mike is also owner of Christian Thought Consulting, LLC, and he helps families and business professionals find peace, joy, and purpose in their increasingly busy lives.

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The Power of a Voice: Activation Prayers

Pdf Christian Books The Power of a Voice: Activation Prayers

Pdf:The Power of a Voice: Activation Prayers.A vessel with a sound has the power to fill every empty space that it surrounds, Your voice has the power to shift atmospheres and change destinies. You may not have eloquence of speech, but you have a sound. Your voice is the alarm that can awaken things that are seemingly dead, and without hope LAZURAS COME FORTH!!! In the bible John the Baptist was the voice that prepared the way for our savior Jesus Christ. His voice sounded the call for people to examine themselves and repent. Your voice has a purpose it's time to sound off! Your voice can prepare the way for something to enter or expose something for its exit. This booklet is a companion to the book, "The Power of a Voice". This is a take along book, to meditate on God's words, and keep a declaration in the center of your heart. This booklet is handy to speak life over death, in the times when you believe you need it most.

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The Power of a Voice

Pdf Christian Books The Power of a Voice

Pdf:The Power of a Voice.It's Time To Sound Off! - Let Everything That Has Breath Praise Ye Lord! A vessel with a sound has the power to fill every empty space that it surrounds, Your voice has the power to shift atmospheres and change destinies. You may not have eloquence of speech, but you have a sound. Your voice is the alarm that can awaken things that are seemingly dead, and without hope, LAZARUS COME FORTH!!! In the Bible John he Baptist was the voice that prepared the way for our savior Jesus Christ. His voice sounded the call for people to examine themselves and repent. Your voice has a purpose it's time to sound off! Your voice can prepare the way for something to enter expose something for its exit.

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A Divine Revelation of the Powerful Blood of Jesus: Healing for Your Spirit, Soul, and Body

Pdf Christian Books A Divine Revelation of the Powerful Blood of Jesus: Healing for Your Spirit, Soul, and Body

Pdf:A Divine Revelation of the Powerful Blood of Jesus: Healing for Your Spirit, Soul, and Body.About the Author Mary K. Baxter is an international evangelist. In 1976, she received visions of hell and heaven—revelations of warning and of salvation that she has since recorded in her books. From her Florida-based ministry, she ministers around the world, and many miracles have occurred in her services. Mary Baxter’s book A Divine Revelation of Hell has sold nearly 1.4 million copies. In addition to that work, her books published by Whitaker House include A Divine Revelation of Heaven, A Divine Revelation of the Spirit Realm, A Divine Revelation of Angels, A Divine Revelation of Spiritual Warfare, A Divine Revelation of Deliverance, A Divine Revelation of Healing, A Divine Revelation of Prayer,A Divine Revelation of Satan's Deceptions, and A Divine Revelation of the Powerful Blood of Jesus. Read more

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Break Through to Freedom Journal: Discover the keys to healing, freedom, and living God’s promises (The Breakthrough Series)

Pdf Christian Books Break Through to Freedom Journal: Discover the keys to healing, freedom, and living God’s promises (The Breakthrough Series)

Pdf:Break Through to Freedom Journal: Discover the keys to healing, freedom, and living God’s promises (The Breakthrough Series).Living a breakthrough life means being healed from your past, enjoying the freedom to love, and experiencing daily manifestations of God’s promises in every area of your life. If you are not living a breakthrough life, the good news is that you absolutely can. Your journey toward breakthrough can begin today!In this life-changing, daily journal, deliverance minister and freedom strategist Kimberlyn McNutt helps you to break through every limitation of the past and live in the blessings and power of God.

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The Secrets to Generational Curses: Break the Stronghold in the Bloodline

Pdf Christian Books The Secrets to Generational Curses: Break the Stronghold in the Bloodline

Pdf:The Secrets to Generational Curses: Break the Stronghold in the Bloodline.About the Author Alexander Pagani is the founder of He Is Risen Tabernacle in Bronx, New York. He is an apostolic Bible teacher with keen insight into the realm of the demonic, generational curses, and deliverance. An internationally sought-after conference speaker, he takes an uncompromising approach to the Scriptures and has been involved in more than four hundred deliverance sessions. He has appeared on various television networks, including TBN and The Word Network. An honorary graduate of Central Pentecostal Bible Institute, he carries a spirit of wisdom and discernment to unlock secrets of the kingdom with signs and wonders following his ministry. He lives in New York with his wife, Ibelize, and their sons, Apollos and Xavier. Read more

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Reclaiming Surrendered Ground: Protecting Your Family from Spiritual Attacks

Pdf Christian Books Reclaiming Surrendered Ground: Protecting Your Family from Spiritual Attacks

Pdf:Reclaiming Surrendered Ground: Protecting Your Family from Spiritual Attacks.Equip your family for spiritual warfare.Few families are aware of the devil's attacks. Fewer know how to withstand them. Is yours ready?Jim Logan used to think spiritual warfare was a radical idea. That was before he realized just how real it was, especially in the lives of families. Moved by this discovery, in a 10-year span, he read over 400 books on spiritual warfare and counseled hundreds of families under satanic attack, soon emerging as a spiritual warfare expert.Reclaiming Surrendered Ground represents the insights gained in those years of study and ministry, and it contains the principles he turned to repeatedly in counseling families. Logan will help you and your family:Become alert to the enemy and his tacticsDiscover your areas of vulnerabilityLive freely in Christ's victoryDont let the enemy gain ground in your family. Listen to Reclaiming Surrendered Ground, and be equipped for battle. 

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Called to Be a Witness

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Pdf:Called to Be a Witness.Called to Be a Witness is the answer to a prayer that Pamela prayed as she cried out from her heart to the Lord for new meaning and purpose in her life after the loss of her son in 2016. The Lord then directed her to write her life's story in a book, and He gave her this title. Pamela shares how God's grace is the "light" in her life that has kept her through her battles with the "darkness" which has attempted to overtake her through childhood abuse, fear, hatred, rebellion, rejection, betrayal, witchcraft, sickness, loss and heartbreak. The Lord opened the spirit realm to her and has guided her with dreams, visions and discernment as she has faced each challenge. Her desire is that her story will give hope and encouragement to others.

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The Power of a Voice: Activation Prayers

Pdf Christian Books The Power of a Voice: Activation Prayers

Pdf:The Power of a Voice: Activation Prayers.A vessel with a sound has the power to fill every empty space that it surrounds, Your voice has the power to shift atmospheres and change destinies. You may not have eloquence of speech, but you have a sound. Your voice is the alarm that can awaken things that are seemingly dead, and without hope LAZURAS COME FORTH!!! In the bible John the Baptist was the voice that prepared the way for our savior Jesus Christ. His voice sounded the call for people to examine themselves and repent. Your voice has a purpose it's time to sound off! Your voice can prepare the way for something to enter or expose something for its exit.This booklet is a companion to the book, "The Power of a Voice". This is a take along book, to meditate on God's words, and keep a declaration in the center of your heart. This booklet is handy to speak life over death, in the times when you believe you need it most.

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ABIDE: Spiritual warfare training handbook

Pdf Christian Books ABIDE: Spiritual warfare training handbook

Pdf:ABIDE: Spiritual warfare training handbook.Abide will give you tools to apply daily through knowing your spiritual positions you have attained through Jesus. Then you will know how to see that activated in your life. Abide will help you to see your relationships differently, by showing you how to stand in authority in areas that tend to cripple you. Know the battle within your mind and how to overcome it.

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Prophetic Words Given Out in a Congregational Setting: Book One

Pdf Christian Books Prophetic Words Given Out in a Congregational Setting: Book One

Pdf:Prophetic Words Given Out in a Congregational Setting: Book One.Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word (rhema in the Greek) that proceeds from the mouth of God (see Matthew 4:4). Think of what Jesus is saying here. The words that God speaks to us personally (rhema) are as vital for our everyday existence as bread. One of the ways God releases these words is by prophetic utterances. The Lord has used me to prophesy in a congregational setting for over twenty years. This work is the first of a series of these prophetic words written in book form. There is life in these pages; swords to fight the good fight of faith. “…according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, having faith and a good conscience” (1Timothy 1:18b-19 NKJV).

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With All Your Heart Book 2: A Prophetic Look At Ways We Are Holding Back (With All Your Heart: A Prophetic Look At Ways We Are Holding Back)

Pdf Christian Books With All Your Heart Book 2: A Prophetic Look At Ways We Are Holding Back (With All Your Heart: A Prophetic Look At Ways We Are Holding Back)

Pdf:With All Your Heart Book 2: A Prophetic Look At Ways We Are Holding Back (With All Your Heart: A Prophetic Look At Ways We Are Holding Back).With All Your Heart: A Prophetic Look At Ways We Are Holding Back Book 2 is the second book in a series of collected revelations pertaining to areas in our hearts and lives that are holding back the love of God in Christ Jesus. The Father desires our spirit to be filled with His Spirit. With a heart filled with fiery love, the Triune God wars against the things in our lives that are keeping us at a distance. The tawdry trinkets we gravitate to instead of Jesus weigh upon us and are targeted by the hammer of His word. This book contains many such hammers. Freedom awaits the reader.

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Invisible Battlegrounds

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Pdf:Invisible Battlegrounds.Invisible Battlegrounds:  Winning the war in the body, mind and spiritual realmYolanda SmithThere are multiple dimensions of invisible warfare. Are you armed on every front?Not all warfare is against the devil. In order to win the victory, you must identify the specific enemy, execute the proper strategy, and wield the right weapon! Are you combatting your fleshly desires or the devil’s temptations? Are you wrestling with the allure of sin or confronting demonic forces?Yolanda Stith presents a revolutionary guide for every believer. Her insights will help you discern the battle you’re in, plan your victory strategy, and select the right spiritual weapon from your arsenal.Learn to: Identify your enemy: the flesh, the mind, or the devil. Understand the specific weapons you have received. Secure victory on every battlefield. Not all battles are created equal. To be victorious, you must learn to fight on every front. This powerful resource will equip you for the war!

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Warnings from the Garden: Uncovering the Wiles of Deception

Pdf Christian Books Warnings from the Garden: Uncovering the Wiles of Deception

Pdf:Warnings from the Garden: Uncovering the Wiles of Deception.Deception used to be considered evil but not any longer—not when those who are called to live like Christ now openly justify and defend anti-Christian behavior. When the church follows the leadership of the culture and sacrifices historical biblical truths on the altar of relativism and trendiness, it becomes a twenty-first century version of Esau, a man who valued his current times over an eternal reward. Ignorance of biblical history—or in some cases, historical amnesia—has left the church vulnerable to the changing current of modern culture. Whenever the church divorces itself from the past, it becomes blind in the present. When God’s people forget their history, apathy, anarchy, apostasy, and abandonment soon follow. The problem of deception and bowing to the culture goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve became the Serpent’s first victims. Spiritual deception moved them away from a God-centered worldview to a human-centered one. Self became their focus. Opinions and feelings became their new “truth.” Adam and Eve began to see circumstances, themselves, and life in general from Satan’s point of view, and God’s authority was no longer the centerpiece of their lives. Across all denominations, spiritual deception within the church has intensified. Warnings from the Garden: Uncovering the Wiles of Deception addresses the many landmines our Adversary has planted among us. This book will help readers uncover errors and recover a passion for historical biblical truths, producing a true conformity to Christ.

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The Adversary: The Christian Versus Demon Activity

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Pdf:The Adversary: The Christian Versus Demon Activity.Spiritual warfare is real, and we are all involved whether we like it or not.The Bible plainly tells us that Satan schemes against humanity and that he wants to devour us. Daily we struggle against Satan's strategies and desire to take over God's kingdom. This battle will not go away, and ignoring it could be disastrous. But don't be afraid. The victory is already won by Christ. No enemy is powerful enough to overcome the risen savior. In this book, Mark Bubeck exposes the reality of the conflict and the hope believers have. He answers such questions as:What is Satan's strategy in spiritual warfare?Can a Christian be oppressed by demons?Can demonic affliction be passed down through family lines?What are the symptoms of demonic activity in a person's life?Having sold more than 350,000 copies worldwide, this best seller will help the listener triumph in the battle against demonic activity by relying on the almighty and powerful Son of God.

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Church: Living Faithfully as the People of God-Collected Insights from A. W. Tozer

Pdf Christian Books Church: Living Faithfully as the People of God-Collected Insights from A. W. Tozer

Pdf:Church: Living Faithfully as the People of God-Collected Insights from A. W. Tozer.About the Author A.W. TOZER began his lifelong pursuit of God at the age of seventeen after hearing a street preacher in Akron, Ohio. A self-taught theologian, Tozer was a pastor, writer and editor whose powerful use of words continues to grip the intellect and stir the soul of today's reader. Among his best-loved books are the classics The Pursuit of God and The Attributes of God. Read more

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Christian Ministry in the Divine Milieu: Catholicity, Evolution, and the Reign of God (Catholicity in an Evolving Universe)

Pdf Christian Books Christian Ministry in the Divine Milieu: Catholicity, Evolution, and the Reign of God (Catholicity in an Evolving Universe)

Pdf:Christian Ministry in the Divine Milieu: Catholicity, Evolution, and the Reign of God (Catholicity in an Evolving Universe).Fr. Maldari offers a vision of Christian ministry as a community in which each member actively participates in fostering creation's evolution toward fulfillment. While ministry is ultimately cooperating with God in furthering the process of creation to its fulfillment in salvation, it also humbly recognizes human limitation and dependence upon the Holy Spirit.

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Devotions on the Small Catechism

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Pdf:Devotions on the Small Catechism.Martin Luther described the home as the place where learning about God's love for His people begins. This devotion helps families connect the small catechism's teachings to their lives today. Each of the 71 devotions features a catechism quote, a brief commentary, a meditation connecting the commentary to today's reader, and a prayer.

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The Power of Communion: Accessing Miracles Through the Body and Blood of Jesus

Pdf Christian Books The Power of Communion: Accessing Miracles Through the Body and Blood of Jesus

Pdf:The Power of Communion: Accessing Miracles Through the Body and Blood of Jesus.About the Author Beni and Bill Johnson are the Senior Pastors of Bethel Church in Redding, California, and serve a growing number of churches that cross denominational lines. They are both bestselling authors, Bill of When Heaven Invades Earth and Hosting the Presence, and Beni of The Happy Intercessor. They have three children and ten grandchildren. Read more

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The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church

Pdf Christian Books The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church

Pdf:The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church.Review 'The Next Mormons illuminates a church changing from below. The numbers are impressive. The prose engaging. The analytical insights profound. Although no one can predict with any certainty what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will look like a quarter century from now, this study offers a layered portrait of the contemporary church and a gentle reminder that past does not always predict the future.' --Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Author of A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870 'The Next Mormons is a tour de force, replacing folklore with fact. If you are a practicing Mormon, read this book for a peek into the rising generation within the LDS Church. If you are an LDS leader, read this book to understand the challenges that are on the Church's horizon. If you are a former Mormon, read this book to see how your story lines up with those of others. If you are not LDS yourself, read this book to understand one of America's most fascinating religious groups. And even if you think you have no interest in Mormonism, read this book for insight into any religious subculture grappling with a rapidly-secularizing America.' --David Campbell, author of Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics 'Riess (The Prayer Wheel), a columnist for Religion News Service, captures the attitudes and beliefs of American Mormon (and former Mormon) millennials in this substantial work . . . Though based on rigorous research, the book remains accessible to the lay reader due to interviews and informal introductions. Riess goes light on theory, but she is responsibly cautious in her conclusions and analysis, providing unique insight into the modern evolution of Mormonism.' -- Publisher's Weekly Read more About the Author Jana Riess is a senior columnist for Religion News Service and the author or co-author of many books, including Mormonism and American Politics, Flunking Sainthood, and The Prayer Wheel: Rediscovering Prayer with an Ancient Spiritual Practice. She has a PhD in American religious history from Columbia University. Read more

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Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens

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Pdf:Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens.Review “The daily meditations, prayers, scripture readings, and challenges offered in this delightful book are absolutely doable. Whether you can hardly find time for breakfast or struggle with keeping your attention focused for days (or even minutes), this book gives every young person the opportunity to begin Lent with confidence and reach Easter Sunday with a sense of accomplishment, direction, and fulfillment.” --Rev. Edward J. Bresnahan, Chaplain, Bishop Ireton High School “A fantastic read. The relatable and often light-hearted reflections that we have come to know and love from these authors are accessible enough to be read on a school bus, between classes, or while waiting to be picked up after practice. Every Catholic teen needs to include this book right next to their breakfast every morning or their textbooks on the dinner table at night. It offers a mini-retreat away from a busy day. I plan to order multiple copies of this book for the teens at my parish.” --Georgie Clemens, Director of Youth Ministry, St. Thomas More Catholic Church “Rarely do you find a resource for teens that meets them no matter where they are in their faith journey. Katie and Tommy deliver with this simple, engaging and powerful devotional.” --Christopher Wesley, Marathon Youth Ministry “Katie Prejean McGrady and Tommy McGrady have provided us with a crucial resource that adolescents and young adults—or even more seasoned adults—can use to deepen their experience of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during Lent. This little gem can be used year after year, or shared with others in order to help foster growth of faith and holiness while journeying toward the Lord.” --Justin McClain, Theology teacher at Bishop McNamara High School, Author of Called to Teach and Called to Pray “I invite the young Church to stand up and become light during this Lent. How can you do that? Most importantly, pray and reflect with Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens. Husband and wife team Katie Prejean McGrady and Tommy McGrady, will accompany you during this season by encouraging prayer and small gestures of sacrifice that will lead you to encounter a true conversion. It is never too late to welcome God’s healing touch into your life.” --Katherine Angulo, Former director of youth ministry, Archdiocese of Atlanta “Katie Prejean McGrady and Tommy McGrady speak to the heart of the young church and illuminate prayerful and practical ways to encounter Jesus and to grow and live in his love. I can’t wait to share this book!” --Beth Simmonds, Campus minister and theology teacher, Bishop Watterson High School Read more From the Author Katie Prejean McGrady is a Catholic speaker and the author of Follow and Room 24. She served as one of three delegates for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to the Pre-Synod Meeting on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment in Rome in 2018.Tommy McGrady is an environmental science teacher at Lake Charles College Prep in Louisiana and a youth minister at Immaculate Conception Church.  He is the author of Life Teen’s Unleashed: Men of Scripture. He has spoken at a number of youth rallies and diocesan events throughout the country.   Together they cohost The Electric Waffle, a podcast about culture and Catholicism. Most evenings, they can be found sitting on their back porch reading, writing, laughing with friends, experimenting with new drink recipes, or watching the dog chase mosquitoes. The couple lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana, with their daughter, Rose. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Girl, Arise!: A Catholic Feminist's Invitation to Live Boldly, Love Your Faith, and Change the World

Pdf Christian Books Girl, Arise!: A Catholic Feminist's Invitation to Live Boldly, Love Your Faith, and Change the World

Pdf:Girl, Arise!: A Catholic Feminist's Invitation to Live Boldly, Love Your Faith, and Change the World.Review “Smart, witty, and fearless. For Claire Swinarski, no hot-button topic is off limits. Girl, Arise! is filled with thought-provoking insights into questions Catholic women wish everyone were talking about. Finally we have a guide to navigating the modern world of Catholic feminism.” --Lisa Cotter, Catholic speaker, podcaster, and coauthor of Dating Detox “Whether you consider yourself a Pope Francis Catholic or a JPII Catholic, a pro-life Catholic or a social justice Catholic, or more of a Martha or a Mary, Claire Swinarski has a simple but compelling message in Girl, Arise!: You can (and should!) be a feminist, too.” --Ashley McKinless, Associate editor at America and cohost of Jesuitical “It is abundantly clear that Claire Swinarski’s ferocious young heart has fallen madly in love with Jesus and his messy, glorious, miraculous Church. If your feminine heart needs a jumpstart—or a shock treatment—Girl, Arise! will read as refining, often humorous, medicine.” --Liz Kelly, Author of Jesus Approaches “Girl, Arise! is a must-have guide for the woman searching for her place amidst Catholic teachings and real life. Claire Swinarski is the relatable, wise big sister we all need, calling forth the strength of women and a new generation of leaders in the Church.” --Samantha Povlock, Founder and director of FemCatholic “Girl, Arise! challenges today’s Catholic woman to embrace her moxie—her strength! Claire Swinarski’s shoot-from-the-hip delivery employs scripture, the Catechism, and some pretty hefty saints to make a commonsense case for being Catholic and feminist in a culture that often misunderstands both.” --Maria Morera Johnson, Author of My Badass Book of Saints and Super Girls and Halos Read more From the Author Claire Swinarski is a writer who founded and hosts The Catholic Feminist podcast. She served as a FOCUS missionary from 2013 to 2015.A 2013 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and political science, with a certificate in criminal justice. She has appeared on numerous podcasts, including The Catholic Hipster, Catching Foxes, Girlfriends, and Jesuitical. Her work has been featured in Radiant magazine, Blessed Is She, and FemCatholic. She has written for publications including The Washington Times, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Verily, Relevant, and America.Swinarski and her husband, Krzysztof, live with their family in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Glory Carriers

Pdf Christian Books Glory Carriers

Pdf:Glory Carriers.From the Back Cover Turn up the Power: Carry God's Glory!The glory of God--His splendor and power--is irresistible. It is a joy to be able to draw close to Him in fellowship. And it is our unbelievable privilege to share His glorious presence with a hurting world.In these pages, author and international speaker Jennifer Eivaz explains that you are called to make His presence known to those around you--to be an actual carrier of God's glory.Here is the inspiration you need to· enter into intimate fellowship with the Spirit of God· experience healing and deliverance· pray for miracles that will change others' lives As you develop a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit, you will become a host for God's presence in the darkest places. Step into the supernatural--and become a glory carrier.'Jennifer Eivaz has written a power-packed book that creates an appetite and environment for the presence of God.'--DR. HAKEEM COLLINS, founder and CEO, Champions International; author, Heaven Declares, Prophetic Breakthrough and Command Your Healing'Jennifer describes in plain language aspects of the spiritual realm that are often misunderstood or considered out of reach for the ordinary person, and she passionately challenges each of us to become glory carriers.'--BANNING LIEBSCHER, founder and pastor, Jesus CultureJennifer Eivaz is a minister and international conference speaker with a heart for raising up passionate and effective prayer. She is a regular contributor to Charisma Online and The Elijah List and has taught at Bethel School of the Prophets. Jennifer lives with her husband, Ron, and their two children in Turlock, California, where she serves as executive pastor at Harvest Christian Center. Learn more at www.jennifereivaz.com. Read more About the Author Jennifer Eivaz is a minister and international conference speaker with a heart for raising up passionate and effective prayer. She is a regular contributor to Charisma Online and The Elijah List and has taught at Bethel School of the Prophets. Jennifer lives with her husband, Ron, and their two children in Turlock, California, where she serves as executive pastor at Harvest Christian Center. Learn more at www.jennifereivaz.com. Read more

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Three Rules for Living a Good Life: A Game Plan for after Graduation

Pdf Christian Books Three Rules for Living a Good Life: A Game Plan for after Graduation

Pdf:Three Rules for Living a Good Life: A Game Plan for after Graduation.Review “Few souls I’ve ever encountered had the ability to capture a mind and heart like Coach Lou Holtz. He is as funny as he is inspiring and as wise as he is blunt and honest. Coach is not only the guy you want to invite to the party, he’s also the guy you want to be your grandfather. In his newest book, Three Rules for Living a Good Life, Lou Holtz delivers timeless and practical paternal wisdom—once again—in a way only he can. As a reader, I was completely engaged with the turn of each page. As a football fanatic, I was enthralled with every story and anecdote; as a Catholic Christian, I was affirmed and challenged to live a more virtuous life. This book is great not only for the young but also for the young at heart. Within these pages are the blueprint for success in faith, life, and love.” --Mark Hart, Executive vice president of Life Teen International “Everyone can benefit from having a mentor, a coach to help them navigate through the stages of life. Coach Lou Holtz shares with the reader his faith-based game plan for life that we were blessed to have him present to Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2015 graduating class. Simple, yet profound, Holtz’s game plan is one that everyone who desires to excel in living a good life should consider.” --Rev. Sean O. Sheridan, T.O.R., President of Franciscan University of Steubenville “I love Lou’s theory for winning in the game of life! Lou presents his philosophy and game plan to help a person become a success in life. A great read. Truly AWESOME BABY with a CAPITAL A!” --Dick Vitale, ESPN College Basketball Analyst “There is no one more qualified to offer advice to young (and not-so-young) people than Coach Holtz. He has lived through life’s ups and downs with humor, integrity, and faith. His words inspire me daily, and I will be buying this book for every graduate I know!” --Haley Scott DeMaria, Author, speaker, and member of Notre Dame swimming (1995) “Lou Holtz is masterful in teaching life lessons that everyone can learn from. A wonderful, witty, easy read that will change your life for the better.” --Muffet McGraw, Head coach of the University of Notre Dame Women's Basketball team “This is another championship book from Lou Holtz. Three Rules for Living a Good Life offers incredible and meaningful insights for all graduates (high school, college, and post-graduate) that will help these young women and men navigate successfully through the rest of their lives.” --Skip Strzelecki, President of St. Andrews Products “Lou Holtz made his three rules for living a good life personal and relevant to our employees at Paychex. He inspired them to follow his rules in both their personal and professional lives.” --Martin Mucci, President and CEO of Paychex Inc. “Lou Holtz is an incredibly engaging speaker and audiences hang on his every word. Between the amazing challenges and life lessons he’s learned and the stories of his family, players, and colleagues, he relates everything back to the audience. Everyone who hears Lou walks away with his encouraging words and the energy and enthusiasm to be a better person.” --Nika Spencer, Senior event manager at the Washington Speakers Bureau “Coach Holtz is incredible. He is personable, genuine, and had our entire audience captivated. An overwhelming number of our attendees reached out to us after our event to comment about how much they loved his keynote!” --Julia TenHoeve, Senior Marketing Associate at a Global Financial Service Firm Read more From the Author Lou Holtz is a Hall of Fame college football coach who served as the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame from 1985 to 1996, leading the Fighting Irish to the consensus national championship in 1988. He also coached at the William and Mary College (1969-71), North Carolina State (1972-1975), Arkansas (1977-83), University of Minnesota (1984-85), and the University of South Carolina (1999-2004). Holtz was the head coach of the New York Jets during the 1976 season. He also is a popular motivational speaker and an author of several books, including the New York Times bestselling The Fighting Spirit about Notre Dame’s 1988 championship season; his autobiography, Wins, Losses, and Lessons; and A Teen’s Game Plan for Life. After leaving coaching, Holtz became a college football analyst for ESPN. He retired in 2015, but continues to work as a college football and golf analyst for SiriusXM radio. Holtz earned his bachelor of science degree from Kent State University in 1959, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Iowa in 1961. He also has received numerous honorary doctorate degrees. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008. He has received a number of honors not only for coaching but also for his philanthropy. Holtz and his wife, Beth, have four grown children. They live in Orlando, Florida. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Who Is Truth: Reframing Our Questions for a Richer Faith

Pdf Christian Books Who Is Truth: Reframing Our Questions for a Richer Faith

Pdf:Who Is Truth: Reframing Our Questions for a Richer Faith.Nearly two thousand years ago, Christ’s followers asked, “How can we know the way?” Christ’s reply was simple and profound: “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). What happens when we think of truth as a living, breathing person instead of as a set of abstract ideas? We wrote this book for Latter-day Saints who wish to re-examine their faith in a way that strengthens their faith in the Restoration of the Gospel. Many of our questions may not have answers because they start with the wrong premises. When we reframe our questions with God as our ultimate goal, rather than a set of abstract doctrines or ideas, they are easier to answer using the scriptures and more likely to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ.

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In the Face of Darkness: The Heroic Life and Holy Death of Mother Luisita

Pdf Christian Books In the Face of Darkness: The Heroic Life and Holy Death of Mother Luisita

Pdf:In the Face of Darkness: The Heroic Life and Holy Death of Mother Luisita.Review In this fine book, Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D., sets Mother Luisita's witness in the context of the reign of terror that drove faithful Catholics underground and eventually forced thousands to take refuge in the United States. She writes with a novelist's ear for dialogue and an eye for detail. Her storytelling brings out her complex human character and the times she lived in. This book is hagiography for our times, the way it should be written. I have come to see Mother Luisita as a saint sent to the Church in the Americas especially for these times.Archbishop Jose Gomez - Archdiocese of Los AngelesIn the Face of Darkness, an important addition to the libraries of Catholic hagiography and Carmelite Spirituality, will be of great interest to anyone interested in the struggle of the Mexican people during the time of the Cristero Uprising and its aftermath. Written in the style of a novel, the author draws the reader in with this moving portrayal of trust in God during this fierce religious persecution.Very Rev. Adam Gregory Gonzales, O.C.D. - Provincial Superior, Discalced Carmelite Friars --Personal Endorsements Read more From the Inside Flap In 1927, during the murderous anti-Catholic reign of Mexican president Plutarco Elias Calles, Mother Luisita and two members of her Carmelite community cast off their religious habits, donned secular clothes, trembling all the while, started out on a perilous flight from the brutal, atheistic government intent on killing them. Neither their forced exile nor those death squads broke these brave nuns, suddenly thrust into the barren American Southwest. For in addition to the meager possessions they carried with them, they bore deep within their hearts a confident love of Jesus as well as a devotion to that principle by which Mother Luisita had directed their steps: 'Adelante! Onward! God will Provide!'Strangers in a strange land they were now]¬‚¬] but not for long!Mother Luisita's beautiful, prayerful presence soon won these nuns friends and patrons in America, where she and her companions continued their mission. In the decades since then, Mother Luisita's communities have brought comfort and hope to countless sick and suffering, lost and downtrodden souls who have discovered the liberating truth in Mother Luisita's words: 'For greater things you were born!'In these pages, you'll read the moving story of Mother Luisita's heroic adventures and learn her secrets of holiness. It's a story that will renew your confidence in the loving protection of God, strengthen your spirit, and '¬‚¬' as Mother Luisita's secrets of holiness did for her and her spirit, and '¬‚¬' shield you from temptation and deliver you from evil. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Live Big, Love Bigger: Getting Real with BBQ, Sweet Tea, and a Whole Lotta Jesus

Pdf Christian Books Live Big, Love Bigger: Getting Real with BBQ, Sweet Tea, and a Whole Lotta Jesus

Pdf:Live Big, Love Bigger: Getting Real with BBQ, Sweet Tea, and a Whole Lotta Jesus.From the Author Kathryn Whitaker is a Catholic author, blogger, speaker, and freelance graphic designer. A sixth-generation Texan, she was raised as an evangelical Protestant. She met her husband on a blind date at Texas A&M and on the eve of their wedding, Whitaker converted to Catholicism and never looked back. Since 2007, Whitaker has shared on her blog—with honesty, authenticity, and a healthy dose of sass—what it’s like raising a raucous Catholic family, including a preemie, while balancing her freelance graphic design business and her love of the Aggies, keeping her addiction to the Container Store in check, and stocking the fridge with plenty of Dr Pepper. Whitaker has contributed to Blessed is She, Take Up and Read, ATX Catholic, and Hand to Hold’s preemie blog. She has appeared in USA Today, The Son Rise Morning Show, Relevant Radio, and is a regular guest on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show on SiriusXM. Kathryn and her husband, Scott, live with their family in Austin, Texas. Read more About the Author Kathryn Whitaker is a Catholic author, blogger, speaker, and freelance graphic designer. A sixth-generation Texan, she was raised as an evangelical Protestant. She met her husband on a blind date at Texas A&M and on the eve of their wedding, Whitaker converted to Catholicism and never looked back. Since 2007, Whitaker has shared on her blog—with honesty, authenticity, and a healthy dose of sass—what it’s like raising a raucous Catholic family, including a preemie, while balancing her freelance graphic design business and her love of the Aggies, keeping her addiction to the Container Store in check, and stocking the fridge with plenty of Dr Pepper. Whitaker has contributed to Blessed is She, Take Up and Read, ATX Catholic, and Hand to Hold’s preemie blog. She has appeared in USA Today, The Son Rise Morning Show, Relevant Radio, and is a regular guest on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show on SiriusXM. Kathryn and her husband, Scott, live with their family in Austin, Texas. Read more

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Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation

Pdf Christian Books Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation

Pdf:Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation.Review 'Despite all the confident, boisterous pronouncements that old forms of worship are dying or dead, liturgical worship -- anchored by ancient prayers, enlivened by historic hymns, and centered on the Eucharist -- quietly refuses to disappear. In this personal, journalistic look at some of the young adults finding their way back to it, Winfield Bevins helps explain liturgy's beguiling persistence. This book chronicles a remarkably hopeful trend in today's churches.'Wesley Hill, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Trinity School for Ministry  'There is a hunger among this generation to recover the historic roots of the Christian faith for discipleship and mission. Winfield Bevins' new book offers a clear and compelling account of why young adults across North America are embracing liturgy. If you want to learn more about this movement and why it matters, this book is for you.' Alan Hirsch, Author of the Forgotten Ways 'Winfield Bevins is an expert on the mission and renewal of the church--and with the research for this book, he is now well versed in the attitudes and practices of young people regarding liturgy and sacrament. Ever Ancient Ever New brings together the best of Winfield yielding something like a field guide to the mix of Gospel, culture, church, young people and liturgy. This is a must read if you are trying to reach and disciple young people in liturgical forms.'Bishop Todd Hunter, Author of Giving Church Another Chance Younger Christians are being spiritually renewed today through ancient Christian worship, community, and spiritual practice. Weaving wide-ranging research with scholarly wisdom, Winfield Bevins tells us their stories -- and we find ourselves renewed, as well.Joel Scandrett, Director of the Robert E. Webber Center, Trinity School for Ministry 'Young people sometimes discover that worship that aims to be timely can grow stale. Instead, they seek worship that is timeless. In Ever Ancient Ever New, Winfield Bevins introduces us to the wide array of choices they have discovered in that search.' Frederica Mathewes-Green, Author of Welcome to the Orthodox Church 'If you want to know why so many young people in the United States are embracing liturgy, you must read Winfield Bevins' new book!'  Lyle W. Dorsett, Editor of The Essential C.S. Lewis 'In the swirling currents of opinions and the changing tides of trends, the Church is in need of an anchor and a compass. Winfield Bevins uncovers the heart of historic Christian worship in order to steady us and to guide us. He helps us see that the rise of ancient practices in the church today is not a kind of nostalgia, but rather a response to our amnesia: we have forgotten the gospel-shaped, Christ-centered truth found in the logic and language of the liturgy. This book will beckon you not so much to a return but to a renewal, and I welcome it.'Glenn Packiam, Associate Senior Pastor, New Life Church and Author, Blessed Broken Given and Discover the Mystery of Faith 'Winfield celebrates the wonder, beauty and richness of liturgy. He is a wise and joyful tour guide and story-teller of the movement among Christians who are returning to historic, creedal, and liturgical reflections of Christianity. The ancient roots of the Christian faith empower spiritual formation and mission. Because Winfield cares deeply about church planting, he not only writes about how liturgy affects worshippers regarding their personal spiritual vitality but also how it shapes churches and Christians for missionary zeal for the world.'Justin S. Holcomb, Episcopal priest, author, and seminary professor 'Bevins describes the modern return to ancient practices with a light touch and a generous, fearless love of orthodoxy. He tells many stories in this book, gathered over many years and multiple cultures. I found parts of my story in almost all of them, and I suspect you will too.'Stephen Backhouse, Author of Kierkegaard: A Single Life  Read more About the Author Winfield Bevins is the Director of Church Planting at Asbury Theological Seminary. He frequently speaks at conferences on a variety of topics and is a regular adjunct professor at several seminaries. As an author, one of his passions is to help others connect to the roots of the Christian faith for spiritual formation and mission. His latest book, Ever Ancient Ever New:The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation examines young adults who have embraced Christian liturgy and how it has impacted their lives. He and his wife Kay have three beautiful girls Elizabeth, Anna Belle, and Caroline and live in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky. You can find out more about him at his website winfieldbevins.com.  Read more

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Preparing for Peace: A Catholic Lenten Journal for Women with Anxiety

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Pdf:Preparing for Peace: A Catholic Lenten Journal for Women with Anxiety.The Preparing for Peace journal is a guide that leads you from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday in preparation for the peace that Christ wants to give you, in spite of your anxiety. This journal is not a lulling to sleep of your anxieties. It is also not a cure for your anxiety, your anxiety might be curable, it also might be a thorn in your side that is used for the attainment of your sanctification. This journal IS a deep serious look at the core troubles of your heart. The main focus will be on Peace, Trust, and Grace. I ask that you walk humbly with me through this Lent and take a hard look at where the anxiety is coming from, how to acknowledge it and face it straight on, with the power of Christ. I am not asking you to do this within your own strength, but with the strength provided by the Holy Spirit. The beginning of the journal will require you to put out into the deep, it is a path of self reflection, to then be able to see the monster you are fighting. The monster of anxiety feels like a huge dragon in the beginning, but we are able to slay dragons! Your journey of trust in the Lord will turn that dragon into a groveling snake that will be easier to face and destroy in spiritual combat. This is the battle of a saint. Encountering anxiety might be daily for some, and come in seasons for others. Being prepared with the truth of who you are and who Christ is will provide the high ground to defend your heart, mind, and soul.

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Gay Rights and the Mormon Church: Intended Actions, Unintended Consequences

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Pdf:Gay Rights and the Mormon Church: Intended Actions, Unintended Consequences.Review “This is a complicated story, involving tangled legal issues and intricate political maneuvering. Prince is always aware of how the political and the legal affected actual lives. The story is fast-paced and engaging.” —Richard Lyman Bushman is Gouverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University and author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling   “A meticulous documentation. Prince’s survey of Mormon pronouncements on LGBT issues appears to have left no stone unturned.” —Val Holley, author of 25th Street Confidential: Drama, Decadence, and Dissipation along Ogden’s Rowdiest Road'This is a book everyone has been waiting for. To have all of this information in one place—information which has previously been tucked away here and there in random internet document leaks and blog posts—is truly, truly valuable.” —Joanna Brooks, author of The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith and coeditor of Decolonizing Mormonism: Approaching a Postcolonial Zion Read more About the Author Gregory A. Prince's avocation in history has led him to write dozens of articles and three books, including the award-winning volumes David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism (coauthored with Wm. Robert Wright) and Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History. Read more

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The Resting Place: Living Immersed in the Presence of God

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Pdf:The Resting Place: Living Immersed in the Presence of God.About the Author Bill Johnson is a fifth-generation pastor with a rich heritage in the Holy Spirit. Bill and his wife, Beni, are the senior leaders of Bethel Church in Redding, California, and serve a growing number of churches that cross denominational lines, demonstrate power, and partner for revival. Bill’s vision is for all believers to experience God’s presence and operate in the miraculous—as expressed in his bestselling books When Heaven Invades Earth and Hosting the Presence. The Johnsons have three children and ten grandchildren. Read more

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Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get to Heaven

Pdf Christian Books Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get to Heaven

Pdf:Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get to Heaven.Review “Holy Hacks presents a plethora of simple ways for average Catholics to live their faith fully. Each chapter begins with a set of motivations followed by some practical suggestions. Most of these suggestions can be put into place by an average Catholic who doesn’t have the hours in a day to dedicate to prayer as religious or priests often do.” --Rev. Matthew Schneider, L.C., Catholic blogger, author, and Twitter guru “Some of Patti Maguire Armstrong’s ‘holy hacks’ are so common sense, I found myself wondering why I had never thought of them before; while others are so creative and inspired, I just know I would have never thought of them on my own. I am happy to be encouraged into sainthood knowing I don’t need to make heroic efforts, but can get there by incorporating Patti’s hacks into my everyday life. The combination of my love of to-do lists and Patti’s excellent suggestions to grow in holiness has made this book an instant favorite.” --Allison Gingras, Reconciled to You “This little book is a good read for anyone seeking to live better our beautiful Catholic faith. It is equally good for personal use or in a Catholic prayer or study group setting. Holy Hacks will definitely challenge you.” --Most Rev. David D. Kagan, Bishop of Bismarck “The promise of the book’s title Holy Hacks—that is, easy-peasy shortcuts to make your life better rather instantly—does not disappoint .Patti’s light yet profound writing style adroitly handles diverse ingredients—practical lessons of the saints, simple fasting tips, reading encyclicals from 1435, clever home repairs—and gives us a delightful, un-put-down-able read. Stir in a quirky sense of the everyday comical (already seasoned to taste) and serve piping hot!” --Sr. Helena Burns, F.S.P., Author of He Speaks To You “Perfect for the busy Catholic who wants to live his faith in a practical way, Holy Hacks puts the how back into the practice of everyday discipleship. For that reason, it’s already one of my favorites.” --Michael St. Pierre, Executive director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association, Author of The 5 Habits of Prayerful People “This book has jumped into my busy and over-scheduled life just when I needed it to. Covering everything from building up prayer life to how to put faith into action, and presenting it all in a fast-paced and engaging style, Holy Hacks is the handy reference I’ll be turning to again and again.” --Tommy Tighe, Editor of The Catholic Hipster Handbook “John Vianney, Catherine of Siena, Therese of Lisieux, MacGyver: What do they have in common? Life hacks. Or, as Patti Maguire Armstrong shares here, hacks for eternal life. Far more than just lists of tips and tricks, Armstrong’s book plumbs the deep treasury of the Church, the lives of the saints, the word of God, and the knowledge of fellow media Catholics  to provide time-tested ways to ‘pray without ceasing’ and have our souls magnify the Lord. And the best part? She shares them in a way that is engaging, inspiring, and manageable for anyone, no matter where you are on your faith journey.” --Kaiser Johnson, Actor, author and cohost of Catholic Central Read more From the Author Patti Maguire Armstrong is an award-winning Catholic journalist and award-winning and bestselling author who is a correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor and the National Catholic Register and a contributing writer for Legatus. She also works in marketing for Teresa Tomeo Communications.Armstrong’s books include the Amazing Grace series, Big Hearted, and Dear God, You Can’t Be Serious. She has appeared on EWTN, CatholicTV, Fox & Friends, and numerous local and national radio programs. Her work has also appeared at CatholicMom.com, Epic Pew, Catholic Lane, Integrated Catholic Life, and Catholic Exchange.Armstrong earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University.She and her husband, Mark, met in the Peace Corps in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia. They now live in North Dakota where they are raising the youngest of their ten children. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Bonds That Make Us Free: Healing Our Relationships, Coming to Ourselves

Pdf Christian Books Bonds That Make Us Free: Healing Our Relationships, Coming to Ourselves

Pdf:Bonds That Make Us Free: Healing Our Relationships, Coming to Ourselves.Life can be sweet. Our relationships with friends, spouses, colleagues, and family members can be wonderfully rewarding. They can also bring heartache, frustration, anxiety, and anger. We all know the difference between times when we feel open, generous, and at ease with people versus times when we are guarded, defensive, and on edge. Why do we get trapped in negative emotions when it's clear that life is so much fuller and richer when we are free of them?Bonds That Make Us Free is a groundbreaking book that suggests the remedy for our troubling emotions by addressing their root causes. You'll learn how, in ways we scarcely suspect, we are responsible for feelings like anger, envy, and insecurity that we have blamed on others. (How many times have you said, "You're making me mad!")Even though we fear to admit this, it is good news. If we produce these emotions, it falls within our power to stop them. But we have to understand our part in them far better than we do, and that is what this remarkable book teaches. Because the key is seeing truthfully, the book itself is therapeutic. As you listen and identify with the many true stories of people who have seen a transformation in their lives, you will find yourself reflecting with fresh honesty upon your relationships. This will bond you to others in love and respect and lift you out of the negative thoughts and feelings that have held you captive. You will feel your heart changing even as you listen."It would not be accurate to describe this book as supplying the truths upon which we must build our lives," writes author C. Terry Warner. "Instead it shows how we can put ourselves in that receptive, honest, and discerning condition that will enable us, any of us, to find these truths on our own."Finding these truths is the key to healing our relationships and coming to ourselves, and Bonds That Make Us Free starts us on that great journey.

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Glory Carriers: How to Host His Presence Every Day

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Pdf:Glory Carriers: How to Host His Presence Every Day.We were created to reflect something or someone. What we behold, we reflect. The more we behold the Lord, the more we look like him - and the more we see his glory released into our lives and the lives of those around us.The glory of God is irresistible. Yet seeking to sense his presence or experience his glory for its own sake misses the point. His glory is the natural outpouring of a deep relationship with the Holy Spirit. In these pages, author and speaker Jennifer Eivaz reveals how you can enter into more intimate fellowship with the Spirit of God, experience miraculous encounters, and begin to see more miracles, more deliverances, and more lives dramatically changed. Here is the inspiration you need to step into the supernatural and follow God's leading - and carry his glory to the darkest places and see his kingdom come.

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Run the Mile You're In: Finding God in Every Step

Pdf Christian Books Run the Mile You're In: Finding God in Every Step

Pdf:Run the Mile You're In: Finding God in Every Step.Ryan Hall is an Olympic athlete and American record holder in the half marathon (59:43). But as a kid, Ryan hated running. He wanted nothing to do with the sport until one day, he felt compelled to run the 15 miles around his neighborhood lake. He was hooked.Starting that day, Ryan felt a God-given purpose in running. He knew he could, and would, race with the best runners in the world and that his talent was a gift to serve others. These two truths launched Ryan's 20-year athletic career and guided him through epic failures and exceptional breakthroughs to competing at the highest level.Along the way, Ryan learned how to focus on his purpose and say no to distractions, to select and strive for the right goals - goals for the heart as well as the body. With God's guidance and millions of miles pounded out on the track, Ryan discovered secrets to dealing with defeat and disappointment, enduring immense pain, building resilience, and ultimately, running as if you've already won.Now a coach, speaker, and nonprofit partner, Ryan shares the powerful faith behind his athletic achievements and the lessons he learned that helped him push past limits, make space for relationships that enrich life on and off the running trails, and cultivate a positive mind-set.Journey with Ryan as he reflects on the joys and trials of the running life and discover for yourself the power of a life devoted to your God-given purpose.

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Still in the Game: Finding the Faith to Tackle Life’s Biggest Challenges

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Pdf:Still in the Game: Finding the Faith to Tackle Life’s Biggest Challenges.Be proud of your scars. They're signs that you survived whatever tried to break you.For Devon Still, life has been a journey from one scar to the next. From one challenge to the next. His is a story of pushing through pain and overcoming obstacles of all shapes and sizes - of choosing to fight for the sake of his family, his community, and his faith.Millions of people around the world have been inspired by Devon's tireless devotion in helping his daughter, Leah, learn how to "beat up cancer." But in this audiobook, Devon takes listeners behind the headlines to reveal the deeper story of what prepared him for that fight.Still in the Game is Devon's declaration that our challenges reveal our purpose, that our scars make us stronger, and that no loss is too great to stop our comeback!Follow Devon and Leah's story with the photos included in the audiobook companion PDF download.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy

Pdf Christian Books Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy

Pdf:Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy.About the Author Jamie Martin is a highly sensitive, introverted mama of three, who loves books, tea, and people (not always in that order) and avoids answering the phone when possible. Author of Give Your Child the World, she shares thoughts on parenting and personality over at introvertedmoms.com. She lives with her family in Connecticut. Read more

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Self to Lose - Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types

Pdf Christian Books Self to Lose - Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types

Pdf:Self to Lose - Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types.Self to Lose - Self to Find examines the invitation of Jesus to lose yourself in order to find your true self and presents the personality system known as the Enneagram within this biblical framework. It will guide you toward liberating self-awareness by detailing nine distinct personality patterns, each with particular gifts and challenges. By learning about your type, you will:Embrace the truth about your God-given identityUncover your deeper motivations, longings, and ways of sufferingDiscern between the self to lose and the self Jesus invites you to findEnhance your relationships by appreciating others more Own up to what keeps you from possessing the abundant life Jesus offersMarilyn Vancil, a spiritual director and certified Enneagram professional, weaves three threads the biblical story, the Enneagram wisdom, and real-life experiences into this compelling and essential resource for those who long for a more free and fruitful life. Dr. David Daniels, coauthor of The Essential Enneagram, describes this book as a thoughtful and groundbreaking analysis of the Enneagram system and its valuable contribution to the work of development in the Christian life.

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Millenneagram: The Enneagram Guide for Discovering Your Truest, Baddest Self

Pdf Christian Books Millenneagram: The Enneagram Guide for Discovering Your Truest, Baddest Self

Pdf:Millenneagram: The Enneagram Guide for Discovering Your Truest, Baddest Self.Review “Millenneagram is a super special book. It’s vibrant, raw, incredibly funny, heart-tugging, sharp-witted and it is downright fun to read. Admittedly, those are not words typically associated with a book about the Enneagram, but here, through Hannah’s empowering lens, the Enneagram has new glow about it.” (Ryan O’Neal, Sleeping At Last)“What Hannah has done here in Millenneagram is brilliant. Her low-key sass is backloaded with common sense and clever sagacity. Be prepared to be blown away by the depth of insight and candid levity she brings to this ancient esoteric knowledge.” (Christopher L. Heuertz, Dragon Author of The Sacred Enneagram) Read more About the Author HANNAH PAASCH is the blogger and Twitter influencer behind #millenneagram. She also is credited with starting the #churchtoo movement, drawing attention to sexual misconduct within places of worship. She has been featured in Jezebel, Religion & Politics, ABC, Vox, America, Bustle, Teen Vogue, TIME, Mother Jones, HelloGiggles and more. Read more

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The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction

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Pdf:The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction.Review 'Creation is full of holy rhythms of life. There is a way to live that honors and embodies these rhythms. The Common Rule is a beautiful, inviting resource that helps us do just that. It is an important guide to living more deeply rooted in God's life-giving kingdom.' (Alan Fadling, president and founder, Unhurried Living)'One of the biggest problems among believers today is their lack of discipline. Consequently, they do not live up to the expectations of Jesus as we can see in the decreasing morality in our country. The Common Rule presents a common-sense discipline that any follower of Jesus could use to become a joyful missionary disciple.' (Michael Timmis, former chairman of Prison Fellowship Ministries, member of the board of Alpha International and The New Canaan Society)'Habitually choosing what is best over and above what is loud and urgent has never been more difficult than in a culture of perpetual distraction. 'But where do I begin?' people ask. In this book, Justin Earley offers the answer. Follow his lead, and you will find much of your life handed back to you.' (John Stonestreet, president of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview)'It is encouraging to see a new generation of Christians wrestling with the formative power of habits and rituals. Our patterns of life shape our attitudes and actions more than we may realize. The Common Rule urges us to consider our habits in a new light and to embrace a new way of life in which we self-consciously limit ourselves in order to pursue what is best for us and for our neighbors.' (Trevin Wax, director for Bibles and reference at LifeWay Christian Resources, author of This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel)'Although I'm a church leader who has known the Lord for decades, I struggle to find space in my days to actually abide in Christ. Instead, I'm tethered to the demands that barrage me through my smart phone. The Common Rule offers a practical way back―not only for individuals but also for churches and small groups.' (Karen Heetderks Strong, senior director, The Falls Church Anglican, Falls Church, Virginia)'Books are not meant to be just read. The good ones move you. The great ones change you. I'm now a fan of Justin Whitmel Earley. He's done something that is not so common: he teaches us eight habits that not only change our own lives but more importantly change the lives of those who choose to follow us.' (Tommy Spaulding, author of The Heart-Led Leader and It's Not Just Who You Know)'Justin Earley offers a lifeline to every busy, smartphone addicted, distracted person on earth. In his deeply personal and immensely practical book, he inspires us to find a rhythm that will support our most life-giving relationship of all―our friendship with Jesus.' (Ken Shigematsu, pastor of Tenth Church, Vancouver, BC, author of Survival Guide for the Soul)'In the spirit of Richard Foster, Eugene Peterson, and so many other reflective authors, this book on the common rule is an exciting contribution to the family God. Each of us needs and longs for a path to deepen our sense of being in this world. So many Christian writers just give us one more self-help book. The Common Rule breaks that mold and serves as a call to deeper intimacy with God.' (Gary Bradley, The Navigators)'Justin Whitmel Earley's honest walk through anxiety gives hope to anyone who needs a new way. The Common Rule becomes an accessible way to move forward in your walk with Christ, whether battling anxiety or simply wanting to find Christ at the center of your life. Earley's fresh look at a liturgical life comes off the page and into your daily life. This book is a refreshing reminder that community, shared meals, fasting, praying, silence, and rest all have deep effects on our lives. In a society of fast food and split families, the return to the table is more important than ever. Earley lived the fast-paced world of no margin where everyone has free access to his life, yet in the pages of this book, we see he has found another way–another way for us all.' (Diana M. Shiflett, pastor of spiritual formation, Naperville Covenant Church, author of Spiritual Practices in Community)'When someone asks how you're doing and you always find yourself answering, 'So busy and crazy,' it might be time for a change. The Common Rule offers practical wisdom on how to slowly but deliberately restructure our lives, and it shows us that when we embrace limitations, we paradoxically gain the freedom we long for.' (John Dyer, author of From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology)'I'm thankful for the Common Rule because it is a practical tool to save me from the tyranny of machine-like productivity. The book and practices remind me that I am a human being and not a human doing. Read this book and save yourself from the tyranny!' (David M. Bailey, executive director of Arrabon, coauthor of Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God)'In the present age, we are settling to be informed when the call is to be transformed. I'm no Luddite, but we must rethink the way technology and busyness are affecting our loves. The Common Rule not only has incredible practical advice for daily and weekly rhythms, it also opens our eyes to see the water we're swimming in. Every church should consider using this as a resource for formation.' (AJ Sherrill, author of Enneagram and the Way of Jesus, lead pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan)'This is a wonderfully practical book. But even more, it is a beautiful one―full of glimpses of the life we were made for and the simple choices that can take us in that direction. The habits described here and the wisdom they embody are the path toward sanity in a frenetic world.' (Andy Crouch, author of The Tech-Wise Family and Culture Making)'The Common Rule is an engaging, relevant, and transforming guide for cultivating spiritual discipline amid the distractions and attractions of life and the daily pressures and challenges of just getting by. The spiritual practices Justin offers are not simply habits and forms adapted for modern life but are habits and forms developed in the painful crucible of personal experience. This book is worth reading and its ways worth pursuing.' (Ron Nikkel, president emeritus, Prison Fellowship International)'I love the practicality of this book. Justin Whitmel Earley understands and embodies the reality that we show what we love and value by the daily habits of our lives.' (Mark Scandrette, author of Free and Practicing the Way of Jesus, and coauthor of Belonging and Becoming) Read more About the Author Justin Whitmel Earley (JD, Georgetown University) is the creator of The Common Rule, a program of habits designed to form us in the love of God and neighbor. He is also a mergers and acquisitions lawyer in Richmond, Virginia. He previously spent several years in China as the founder and general editor of The Urbanity Project and as the director of Thought and Culture Shapers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community through arts. He and his wife, Lauren, have four sons and live in Richmond, Virginia. Read more

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Healing the Invisible Wounds of Trauma: A Columbine Survivor’s Story

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Pdf:Healing the Invisible Wounds of Trauma: A Columbine Survivor’s Story.Book Description In Healing the Invisible Wounds of Trauma, Kristen recounts her story of the tragic events of that day and the brave steps she made to find healing and freedom. She explains ●      Time does not heal all wounds ●      The symptoms and struggles of PTSD are normal, not pathological ●      People react to their trauma in different ways Krueger demystifies the misunderstandings and distortions about trauma, bridging the gap between what professionals and talking heads want you to believe and the truth from a survivor. (Kristen Krueger, MA) Read more About the Author Kristen Krueger is a passionate follower of Christ, a wife, a mom, and free. She lives in Littleton, Colorado where she works as a psychotherapist specializing in trauma. www.InvisibleWoundsllc.org Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Serial Killer's Daughter

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Pdf:A Serial Killer's Daughter.What is it like to learn that your ordinary, loving father is a serial killer? Kerri Rawson, the daughter of the notorious serial killer known as BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill), tells the nightmarish story of that discovery and of her long journey of faith and healing.In 2005, Dennis Rader confessed without remorse to the murders of 10 people, including two children - acts that destroyed seven families and wrecked countless lives in the process. As the town of Wichita, Kansas, celebrated the end of a 31-year nightmare, another was just beginning for his daughter, Kerri Rawson.Suffering from unexplainable night terrors for much of her childhood and young adult years, Kerri was unaware of her father's crimes until the FBI knocked on her apartment door, plunging Kerri into a black hole of horror and disbelief. Her dad had been leading a double life. The same man who had been a loving father, devoted husband, church president, Boy Scout leader, and public servant had been using his family as a cover for his heinous crimes since before she was born.Telling her story with candor and courage, Kerri writes for all who carry unhealed wounds and who struggle to protect themselves and their families from the crippling effects of violence, betrayal, anger, and loss. A Serial Killer's Daughter is an intimate and honest exploration of life with one of America's most notorious serial killers. For anyone grappling with how to forgive the unforgivable, rebuild lives in the shadow of death, and hold on to sanity in the midst of madness, Kerri's story will shock, astound, and ultimately encourage.

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Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You

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Pdf:Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You.Women today feel pressure to be the best wife, mom, and professional possible - often at the expense of their own identity. But what if you could experience deep peace - knowing you are loved right now, just as you are? In Brave Love, the founder of the multi-million-dollar company Lisa Leonard Designs inspires women to find themselves again amidst the noise and competing demands of real life. Brave Love is about what it means to be human, how it feels to be broken and afraid, and what happens when we dare to love deeply. Join Lisa on a journey where you will discover you are worthy and lovable just as you are. You don't have to try harder or be better. You don't have to prove yourself and you don't have to make others okay. In this freedom you will find more peace and more joy. Most importantly, you will learn that as you stop trying to be everything to everyone, you will love others better. Lisa Leonard shares her story of finding truth and wholeness in the midst of life's competing demands. When she said her marriage vows, she was determined to be the best wife she could be. When her first son was born with a severe disability, Lisa promised herself she would always be the mother he needed. When she began her jewelry business, Lisa committed to giving it her all. Over the years, the exhaustion of trying to be the perfect wife, mother, and businesswoman took its toll. Lisa knew it wasn't working. She wanted to change things, but how? Everyone depended on her. So she kept going, kept pushing, kept trying to prove she could do it all. Until one evening, in tears and desperation, Lisa realized that she could no longer be everything to everyone. Somewhere along the way, she had lost herself. In Brave Love, Lisa shares her story of losing - and finding - her own voice in the clamor of family, career, and internal pressure to prove herself.

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Amiga, lávate esa cara [Girl, Wash Your Face]: Deja de creer mentiras sobre quién eres para que te conviertas en quien deberías ser

Pdf Christian Books Amiga, lávate esa cara [Girl, Wash Your Face]: Deja de creer mentiras sobre quién eres para que te conviertas en quien deberías ser

Pdf:Amiga, lávate esa cara [Girl, Wash Your Face]: Deja de creer mentiras sobre quién eres para que te conviertas en quien deberías ser.Con un ingenio irónico y una sabiduría lograda con esfuerzo, la popular celebridad en línea y fundadora de TheChicSite, Rachel Hollis, ayuda a sus oyentes a liberarse de las mentiras que las mantienen alejadas de la vida exuberante y rebosante de alegría que deberían tener.Fundadora del sitio web sobre estilos de vida TheChicSite y directora ejecutiva de su propia compañía de medios, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis ha creado una base de fans en línea de cientos de miles de fanáticas al impartir consejos para una vida mejor, mientras revela intrépidamente su propio desorden. Ahora llega su tan esperado primer libro, presentando la típica combinación de honestidad, humor y consejos prácticos y directos.Cada capítulo comienza con una mentira específica que ella una vez creyó y la hizo sentir abrumada, indigna o lista para darse por vencida. Siendo una madre trabajadora, exmadre adoptiva y una mujer que ha lidiado con todo tipo de inseguridades acerca de su cuerpo y sus relaciones, Hollis habla con la comprensión y el afecto de una mejor amiga, ayudando a las mujeres a deshacerse de la mentalidad limitante que destruye su confianza en sí mismas e impiden el avance.Desde una obsesión pasajera por casarse con Matt Damon, hasta una ensoñación que involucra iguanas hipnóticas, a la petición de su hijo de que se comprara un collar para "ser como las otras mamás", Hollis no oculta nada. Con fe y tenacidad inquebrantables, estimula a otras mujeres a vivir con pasión y prisa, y a despertar sus sueños dormidos.Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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Raised Hunting: True Stories of Faith, Family, and the Adventure of Hunting

Pdf Christian Books Raised Hunting: True Stories of Faith, Family, and the Adventure of Hunting

Pdf:Raised Hunting: True Stories of Faith, Family, and the Adventure of Hunting.About the Author David and Karin Holder share their hunting experience and life lessons on their popular television show, Raised Hunting, on the Discovery Channel. The Holders use hunting as a platform to teach ethics and values to their family. David and Karin speak and instruct nationwide, training the next generation of hunters through their Raised at Full Draw hunting camps. They are the proud parents of two similarly hunting-obsessed sons, Warren and Easton.   Read more

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Never Get Angry Again: The Foolproof Way to Stay Calm and in Control in Any Conversation or Situation

Pdf Christian Books Never Get Angry Again: The Foolproof Way to Stay Calm and in Control in Any Conversation or Situation

Pdf:Never Get Angry Again: The Foolproof Way to Stay Calm and in Control in Any Conversation or Situation.Review 'An essential instruction manual for anger management, but also a detailed work on how to get along with other people.'―Library Journal (starred review)'Parsing psychological processes into elegant and applicable concepts, Never Get Angry Again is a book that can be read and re-read.'―PsychCentral Read more About the Author DAVID J. LIEBERMAN, Ph.D. is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and internationally recognized leader in the fields of human behavior and interpersonal relationships. His many books, including You Can Read Anyone, Never Be Lied to Again, and Never Get Angry Again, have been translated into 26 languages and have sold more than 3 million copies. His work has been featured in hundreds of major publications, and he appears as a frequent guest expert on national media outlets, including The Today Show, The View, The O’Reilly Factor, and Fox & Friends. Read more

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Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

Pdf Christian Books Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

Pdf:Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals.Rachel Hollis, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Girl, Wash Your Face and host of the top-rated Rise podcast, urges women to stop apologizing for their desires, hopes, and dreams and instead to go after them with passion and confidence.Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women being afraid of their own goals. They’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough. But the biggest fear of all is of being judged for having ambition at all.Having been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, friend, or team member—many women have forgotten who they are and what they were meant to be. In Girl, Stop Apologizing, entrepreneur and online personality (TheChicSite.com) Rachel Hollis encourages women to own their hopes, desires, and goals and reminds them they don’t need permission to want more. With a call to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and the biggest possible version of their lives.

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Shrewd Samaritan: Loving Our Global Neighbor Wisely in the 21st Century

Pdf Christian Books Shrewd Samaritan: Loving Our Global Neighbor Wisely in the 21st Century

Pdf:Shrewd Samaritan: Loving Our Global Neighbor Wisely in the 21st Century.Learn to live the message of the Good Samaritan and make a global impact, using the resources already at your disposal.If there were a popularity contest among all the parables of Jesus, the Good Samaritan would probably win. Nobody is against the Good Samaritan because being against the Good Samaritan is like being against Mother Theresa or Oskar Schindler or the firefighters who ran into the World Trade Center. In that same popularity contest, the Shrewd Manager would probably finish last. The Shrewd Manager is lazy, deceitful, and double-crossing. Yet in this alluringly freakish parable, Jesus actually holds up the Shrewd Manager as an example, as he does with the Good Samaritan.This book is about learning to live the message of the Good Samaritan in the context of the globalized world of the twenty-first century. This means learning to love our global neighbor wisely by harnessing the resources at our disposal—our time, talents, opportunities, and money—on behalf of those who are victims of injustice, disease, violence, and poverty.The early disciples were pretty clueless about worldly resources such as time, talent, and money—and unfortunately today we still don’t really get it. There are too many kind, well-intentioned twenty-first-century people with indisputably good intentions but whose impact on the needy is hampered by their inability to diagnose problems properly, harness the resources available to them to solve the right problems, and understand cause-and-effect relationships.Shrewd Samaritan will help develop a framework to better love and care for our neighbors in an age of globalization, when the people in our neighborhoods, or at least those in our potential sphere of influence, has expanded dramatically. Increasingly it will become our global neighbor who takes us out of our comfort zone and challenges us with the needs of a broken world.

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The “Plan A” Diet: Combining Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition with the Timeless Wisdom of Scripture

Pdf Christian Books The “Plan A” Diet: Combining Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition with the Timeless Wisdom of Scripture

Pdf:The “Plan A” Diet: Combining Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition with the Timeless Wisdom of Scripture.Review Foreword by Dr. Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH, FACN; Clinical Professor Preventive Medicine, School ofMedicine, Loma Linda University. Best-selling author and Founder of the CHIP Program Endorsements'I am a devout Christian and a staunch advocate of a whole-food, plant-based diet. I have read many great books on faith and Christianity. I have also read many great books on how and why to eat a whole-food, plant-based diet. The 'Plan A'Diet' is one of the rare books that combines both subjects, and does so seamlessly and beautifully. Regardless of your religious background,you will learn a lot from reading this book, but especially for the millions of Christians out there who see their faith and their diet as two completely separate spheres, PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!  I am certain that doing so will transform you for the better.'~Anthony Lim, MD, JDMedical Director, The McDougall Program 'The 'Plan A' Diet by Cyd Notter is a valuable resource for those wanting to learn more about nutrition. As a cardiologist specializing in disease reversal, I plan on having my patients use this as a tool to improve health through better nutrition.'~James L. Marcum, MD, FACC, ACLM,Chattanooga Heart Institute. Speaker/Director of Heartwise Ministries, Author of The Ultimate Prescription, Medicines that Kill, and Biblical Prescriptions for Life 'Cyd Notter combines sound nutritional principles with a faith-based approach to healthy living and the result is a great blueprint for changing your life, and helping others to change theirs. This book provides food for the body and for the soul.'~Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. Founder and President of Wellness Forum Health. Author of Food Over Medicine and Solving America's Healthcare Crisis'The 'Plan A' Diet is your ticket to a disease-free life! Cyd Notter gets right to the heart of the obesity and chronic disease epidemic currently sweeping our planet. This book will show you how to adopt a diet and lifestyle plan that actually works. Trade in your monthly trips to the pharmacy for a daily dose of delicious, mouthwatering food aimed to rid your body of debilitating, chronic disease(s) and those unwanted pounds.Read The 'Plan A' Diet to find out how!'~Dustin Rudolph, PharmD, BCPS, Author of The Empty Medicine Cabinet 'What a wonderful way to bring our faith and the healing power of food together! God is interested in all parts of our lives. When we are sick and unhealthy, it hinders our ability to participate with God in the work He has for us. I am excited that The 'Plan A' Diet is a book that focuses on a Christian audience and can help guide the people of faith to regain their health and purpose.'~Terri Edwards, EatPlant-Based.com. Licensed Food for Life Instructor, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine'Let Cyd open your eyes with this compelling manuscript expounding on the deeper importance of why seeking the best health possible has present day as well as eternal consequences. She has covered many ideas not yet explored in most Whole Food Plant-Based exposés. In 3 John 1 we are told: 'I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospers.''~Kathy Reynaert-Randall, CHIP Facilitator, Trainer & Area Developer. 'As someone who has experienced firsthand the pitfalls of the standard American diet AND trendier high-protein diets, I can tell you they don't lead down a path of wholistic health. There IS a better way... God's way... the way He planned for us from the very beginning. This book perfectly communicates Cyd's wealth of knowledge and experience and boils down complex science and Scripture into easy-to-understand action steps. This book is incredibly thorough, yet completely practical. Read this book and change your life!~Amber Lauren, Fix Your Eyes on Him Biblical Health & Wholeness, Author of The Biblical Self-Care Workbook  Read more From the Author All pre-orders are entitled to a free copy of 'The 21-Day Meal Plan' - a chapter in the book that was shortened to a 7-day plan due to space limitations. Simply email a copy or screen shot of your receipt to [email protected], and the free pdf will arrive in your inbox. Thank you!My eyes were opened to the power of nutrition in the late 1990s. I was so impacted that I decided to pursue training on both a personal and professional level. Now as a long-time nutrition and health educator, my goal is to share with you what I've learned to be solid, evidence-based dietary advice from a host of credible doctors and researchers. The logic behind their teachings is based on decades of unbiased research, which is addressed throughout the book. The 'Plan A' Diet is not another typical diet book. Our health and weight issues are primarily determined by the three to five pounds of food we ingest each day, and my goal is to show you that by choosing the RIGHT foods, a few of the happy side effects will include weight loss, disease prevention and reversal, increased energy, improved mobility, and less pain. Biblical principles and prayer has been included for those of the Christian faith - but this book will help anyone, regardless of spiritual beliefs. Please join us! You are worth it! Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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15 Minutes Alone with God Deluxe Edition

Pdf Christian Books 15 Minutes Alone with God Deluxe Edition

Pdf:15 Minutes Alone with God Deluxe Edition.About the Author Emilie Barnes was the bestselling author of more than 80 books, including 101 Ways to Clean Out the Clutter, Five Minutes in the Bible for Women, and 15 Minutes Alone with God. Sales of her books have surpassed 6 million copies worldwide. She and her husband, Bob, founded the More Hours in My Day time-management seminars. Emilie’s heart was always to help others in practical ways as they managed their busy homes and lives, but even more, her beautiful spirit made a connection with readers that was both lovely and timeless. Her words remain as inspiring today as when they were first published. Read more

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The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible and the Journey to Belong

Pdf Christian Books The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible and the Journey to Belong

Pdf:The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible and the Journey to Belong.About the Author Karen Gonzalez is a speaker, writer, and immigrant advocate who works as training and development manager for World Relief. An immigrant from Guatemala, Gonzalez has an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has worked in the nonprofit world for more than ten years and is a former public school teacher. Gonzalez, who lives in Baltimore, has written for publications including Sojourners, Christ and Pop Culture, Faithfully Magazine, Mutuality Magazine, The Mudroom, and The Salt Collective. Read more

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Prayer Spa: Ancient Treatments for the Modern Soul

Pdf Christian Books Prayer Spa: Ancient Treatments for the Modern Soul

Pdf:Prayer Spa: Ancient Treatments for the Modern Soul.Review “In this lovely book, Rich presents the timeless wisdom of the Christian East in a way that contemporary men and women will find attractive—and then find themselves being changed from consumers into worshipers, grateful and receptive, increasingly attuned to the immensity and mystery of their Creator.” —Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of The Jesus Prayer and Facing East “Jennifer Anna Rich offers us numinous ways to dip deeply into the sacred presence of God.  With these simple practices, our homes become sanctuary, our bodies a living temple.” —Betsey Beckman, founder, The Dancing Word; coauthor, Awakening the Creative Spirit   Read more About the Author Jennifer Anna Rich finds pleasure in stillness, as an antidote to her many demands as a letterpress printer, book artist, business owner, farmer, wife and mom in Portland, Oregon. Co-founder of Oblation Papers & Press, she has spent nearly three decades offering handmade paper goods to help connect people with each other around the globe. With a master’s degree in Christianity and the Arts from Evangelical Regent College, she loves the beauty and the holiness of the Orthodox Church, and making small steps to grow in her life of prayer.   Read more

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Prayer Journal: 6 months of guided daily prayer requests (Springtime Artsy)

Pdf Christian Books Prayer Journal: 6 months of guided daily prayer requests (Springtime Artsy)

Pdf:Prayer Journal: 6 months of guided daily prayer requests (Springtime Artsy).Guided Prayer Journal-- Perfect for writing out your prayers to reflect on later!This prayer journal is perfect to record your prayers. Not sure what to pray about? Use the guided prayer prompts. BONUS!-- Space in the back of the book to write down answered prayers and praises!Product Details:Gorgeous matte-finish with a springtime colorful and artsy coverEnough daily prayer requests for 6 months BONUS!-- Space in the back of the book to write down answered prayers and praisesPrinted on high quality bright-white 60 pound (160 gsm) paper stockPerfectly sized at 6x9" to fit right in your purse or church bag!Love illustrating your faith? This is perfect for bible journaling outside of your Bible!

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Prayer Plus Faith Equals Miracles: 31 Days of Fervent Prayer

Pdf Christian Books Prayer Plus Faith Equals Miracles: 31 Days of Fervent Prayer

Pdf:Prayer Plus Faith Equals Miracles: 31 Days of Fervent Prayer.Praying through faith is not just to get what you want out of life. But it is particularly for those moments when you don't get what you want. Tough circumstances will arise, but they are no match for the inner strength and faith that resides inside of you! Living "faithless" is a self-destructive disease. Prayer cracks open doors; but hardcore faith pushes any door wide open. In this book, there are 31 days of God-inspired, fervent, and passionate prayers. It is time to shift and move away from negative thinking and troubled times. Don't look to man for the answers! With all the violence, crime, and political unrest that plagues our country, we must turn back to prayer! Exercise your faith through God-inspired actions that include prayer and elevating your faith level. Discover God's formula for life's challenges! Prayer, plus faith, does equal miracles!

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Beyond Our Selves

Pdf Christian Books Beyond Our Selves

Pdf:Beyond Our Selves.About the Author Catherine Marshall, New York Times best-selling author of thirty books, is best known for her novel Christy. Based on the life of her mother, a teacher of mountain children in poverty-stricken Tennessee, Christy captured the hearts of millions and became apopular CBS television series. As her mother reminisced around the kitchen table at Evergreen Farm, Catherine probed for details and insights into the rugged lives of these Appalachian highlanders.A beloved inspirational writer and speaker, Catherine's enduring career spanned four decades and six continents, and reached over 30 million readers. Read more

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Putting Joy Into Practice: Seven Ways to Lift Your Spirit from the Early Church

Pdf Christian Books Putting Joy Into Practice: Seven Ways to Lift Your Spirit from the Early Church

Pdf:Putting Joy Into Practice: Seven Ways to Lift Your Spirit from the Early Church.About the Author Phoebe Farag Mikhail is a wife, mother of three children, writer, speaker, educator, and advocate. She blogs about faith, family, relationships and community at BeinginCommunity.com. She serves alongside her husband at St. Antonious & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and works in international development.   Read more

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Common Worship Lectionary 2020: Spiral Bound

Pdf Christian Books Common Worship Lectionary 2020: Spiral Bound

Pdf:Common Worship Lectionary 2020: Spiral Bound.The diary pages are laid out with one week to view, beginning with Sunday (which has a double-size space) and including the whole of December and Advent. Titles of Sundays and dates of festivals correspond to the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionary and the Book of Common Prayer. There are pages at the back for personal memoranda, addresses and telephone numbers.
Also includes:
Complete Common Worship Calendar and Lectionary for Advent 2019 to Advent 2020, with Sunday names for Common Worship and Book of Common Prayer schemes.
Names and addresses of major Christian societies, charities and other organizations, including all mainstream denominations.

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The Bruised Reed

Pdf Christian Books The Bruised Reed

Pdf:The Bruised Reed.Richard Sibbes (or Sibbs) (1577–1635) was an Anglican theologian. He is known as a Biblical exegete, and as a representative, with William Perkins and John Preston, of what has been called "main-line" Puritanism because he ever remained in the Church of England and worshiped according to the Book of Common Prayer.He was born in Tostock, Suffolk, where his father was a wheelwright; other sources say Sudbury. He attended St John's College, Cambridge from 1595. He was lecturer at Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge, from 1610 or 1611 to 1615 or 1616. It was erroneously held by 18th and 19th century scholars that Sibbes was deprived of his various academic posts on account of his Puritanism. In fact he was never deprived of any of his posts, due to his ingenuity of the system.He was then preacher at Gray's Inn, London, from 1617, returning to Cambridge as Master of Catherine Hall in 1626, without giving up the London position.His works were much read in New England. Thomas Hooker, prominent there from 1633, was directly influenced by Sibbes, and his "espousal theology", using marriage as a religious metaphor, draws on The Bruised Reed and Bowels Opened.The poet George Herbert was a contemporary, and there are suggestions on parallels. Where Herbert speaks in The Church Militant about the westward movement of the propagation of the gospel, Christopher Hill comments that this may have come from The Bruised Reed. Other examples have been proposed by Doerksen.Sibbes was cited by the Methodist John Wesley. The Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon studied his craft in Sibbes, Perkins and Thomas Manton. The evangelical Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote in the highest terms of his own encounter with the work of Sibbes. (wikipedia.org) 

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The Mystery of Providence

Pdf Christian Books The Mystery of Providence

Pdf:The Mystery of Providence.John Flavel (c.1627-1691) was an English Presbyterian clergyman, puritan, and author.Flavel, the eldest son of the Rev. Richard Flavel, described as 'a painful and eminent minister, ' who was incumbent successively of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, Hasler and Willersey, Gloucestershire (from which last living he was ejected in 1662), was born in or about 1627 at Bromsgrove.Having received his early education at the schools of the neighbourhood, he entered University College, Oxford, at an early age, and gained a good reputation for talent and diligence.On 27 April 1650, he was sent by 'the standing committee of Devon' to Diptford, a parish on the Avon, five miles from Totnes, where the minister, Mr. Walplate, had become infirm. On 17 October 1650, after examination and the preaching of a 'trial sermon, ' he was ordained Mr. Walplate's assistant by the classis at Salisbury. He continued to minister at Diptford for about six years, succeeding the senior minister when he died, and endearing himself greatly to the people, not only by his earnestness, but by his easy dealings with them in the matter of tithes.In 1656 he removed to Dartmouth, though the Diptford emoluments were much greater. On the passing of the Act of Uniformity (1662) he was ejected, but continued to preach in private until the Five Mile Act drove him from Dartmouth. He kept as near it, however, as possible, removing to Slapton, five miles off, and there preached twice each Sunday to all who came, among whom were many of his old parishioners. On the granting of the indulgence of 1671 he returned to Dartmouth, and continued to officiate there even after the liberty to do so was withdrawn. In the end he found himself obliged to remove to London, travelling by sea and narrowly escaping shipwreck in a storm, which is said to have ceased in answer to his prayers. Finding that he would be safer at Dartmouth he returned there, and met with his people nightly in his own house, until in 1687, on the relaxation of the penal laws, they built a meeting-house for him. Just before his death he acted as moderator at a meeting of dissenting ministers held at Topsham. He died suddenly of paralysis at Exeter on 26 June 1691, and was buried in Dartmouth churchyard. Wood bitterly comments on the violence of his dissent. (wikipedia.org)

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Optimisfits: Igniting a Fierce Rebellion Against Hopelessness

Pdf Christian Books Optimisfits: Igniting a Fierce Rebellion Against Hopelessness

Pdf:Optimisfits: Igniting a Fierce Rebellion Against Hopelessness.Review “Ben Courson is a vital voice for this generation. He discovers hidden truths in God’s Word and communicates them in a refreshing way. Optimisfits will give you a new perspective on God…and on your own life.” —Rich Wilkerson Jr., reality TV star of Rich In Faith, author, and senior pastor of Vous Church“Once you have finished reading this book you’ll know what it means to have authentic hope! Ben gives you a new way of thinking and tools for getting over the obstacles that are holding you back. And he does it with complete honesty and total transparency. If you aren’t sure what God is asking of you, where you fit in, or like you are unqualified to live a life of real optimism, then Optimisfits is the perfect book for you!” —Madeline Carroll, star of Grey’s Anatomy, I Can Only Imagine, and Lost'A must-read! Ben is a living voice of hope for the future of our generation!'—Meredith Foster, YouTube and Instagram celebrity  “My friend Ben lives the countercultural message he writes about in this book, and he will give you the clear and simple direction you need to unleash hope, faith, and optimism in your life as you become an Optimisfit!” —Levi Lusko, bestselling author, TV and radio host, and senior pastor of Fresh Life“Ben is adventurous, and his enthusiasm for life is contagious. He brings childlike wonder and honest faith together in such rare form. Check out Optimisfits!” —Ryan Stevenson, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter with #1 songs on the Billboard charts'Ben has all the energy and style of a rapper or a DJ, and he brings a message of hope for all our daily struggles. He tears his chest open and spills his heart as his book shouts: “We cannot live without hope; the battle has already been won!” I’ve known Ben for a long time and always wished he would write a book. Now he has. You need to check it out!'—Austin Carlile, Rock Star (lead singer: Of Mice and Men and Attack Attack!)  “Ben is passionate about helping others find something to be passionate about. I love his message and his vision!” —Kyle Singler, NBA basketball player“Ben Courson is a unique gift to this generation. From the moment I first heard him, I knew he would not leave the world as he found it. His unbridled joy, inquisitive nature, insatiable quest to learn, and depth of wisdom bely his years and make him one to watch. Optimisfits is more than a book—it’s a prophetic call to a new and better way of living.” —Terry Crist, TV host of Café Theology and lead pastor of Hillsong Phoenix Read more About the Author Ben Courson is the founder of Hope Generation, has a global TV and radio program, and is a gifted and nationally renowned speaker. Hope Generation TV show airs in 180 countries around the world. Ben's humorous, uplifting, and high-energy style couples with a gift to communicate God’s heart in an impactful way. His ultimate mission is to generate hope in God to build a generation of hope in others. bencourson.com Read more

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Memory-Making Mom: Building Traditions That Breathe Life Into Your Home

Pdf Christian Books Memory-Making Mom: Building Traditions That Breathe Life Into Your Home

Pdf:Memory-Making Mom: Building Traditions That Breathe Life Into Your Home.About the Author Jessica Smartt is a former English teacher turned homeschooling mama of three. A week after her first baby was born, she began her motherhood blog “Smartter” Each Day. Jessica and her husband live in beautiful North Carolina, where she loves hiking with kids (mostly), steaming coffee in the afternoon, family bike rides, and anything that’s ever been done to a potato. Read more

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Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday: Say Goodbye to Stressed, Tired, and Anxious, and Say Hello to Renewed Joy in Motherhood

Pdf Christian Books Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday: Say Goodbye to Stressed, Tired, and Anxious, and Say Hello to Renewed Joy in Motherhood

Pdf:Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday: Say Goodbye to Stressed, Tired, and Anxious, and Say Hello to Renewed Joy in Motherhood.Review Filled with grace, hope, and practical ways forward for every momma, Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday is a necessary read for anyone struggling to find refreshment and abundance in the everyday moments of motherhood. Discover how to take a holiday from being the Grumpy Mom and turn to God's truth about who you are. Candace Cameron Bure, Actress and New York Times bestselling authorVal has been discipling women, moms, and our generation with her words and her products for years--and this book just continues that good work. She uses the same gifts of vulnerability and honest truth to serve us, her readers, and she'll leave you encouraged and spurred on to embrace joy right where you're at. Jess Connolly, Speaker; coauthor of Wild and Free and Always Enough, Never Too Much; author of Dance Stand RunIn a world that often coddles us in our #hotmessmom comfort, Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday looks at joy in motherhood exactly how the Bible does: joy isn't a feeling; it's a choice.And the results of choosing joy extend far beyond merely living a happier life. As you travelthrough these chapters with your new friend Val, you'll definitely laugh. You'll probably cry.But most of all, you'll gain a godly determination to be the mom today you want your kids toremember tomorrow. Michelle Myers, Founder of she works HIS way and author of Famous in Heaven and at HomeOn these pages, you will find a friend who understands the challenges of parenting little ones while living out your God-appointed ministries. She graciously invites you send 'the grumps' packing and embrace a better, joy-filled way. Heather MacFadyen, Host of the Don't Mom Alone podcastYes, yes, yes! Can we please have more books like this? As a mom of three little girls ages threeand under, I am determined to not be 'that' mom'--the one who is grumpy and alwayscomplaining about the little blessings I begged for. ... Thank you, Valerie, for making me laugh and cry, and most of all for reminding me of this high calling of motherhood and what a joy it can be if I decide not to be the grumpy mom.Dr. Aly Taylor, Author, speaker, and reality star of TLC's RattledAfter reading this book, you will be encouraged and empowered and feel a little less alone. ... This book has held a mirror to my most vulnerable moments as a new mom and challenged me to turn my grumblings into gratitude. The truth-bomb reminders in the book will transform how you teach, care for, and respond to your children. As you read, you will be filled up with more grace, joy, and love for yourself and your littles.Audrey Roloff, Coauthor of A Love Letter Life, founder of Always More, and cofounder of Beating50PercentIn a culture that offers us a bazillion reasons to blame our kids for our stress and exhaustion,Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday challenges readers to reconsider the blessing of motherhood. Valgently leads us to face this truth: we're not victims of our motherhood--we're victors as wesurrender to God's Spirit. Pick up this book and rediscover the joy of being the mom God created you to be.Asheritah Ciuciu, Founder of One Thing Alone Ministries and author of Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for SatisfactionVal's honesty will have you nodding your head as if you are sharing with a close friend over a cup of coffee. For every tired and overworked mom out there, this book will send you on your way with hope in your heart and joy in your step.Gretchen Saffles, Writer and founder of Well-Watered WomenGrumpy Mom Takes a Holiday left me cheering out loud and filled with new peace with everyturn of the page! This refreshing and actionable book delivers on its promise and more: I havefound new joy in motherhood and in my faith, thanks to Val's insightful words. I couldn't putthis book down!Lara Casey, Author of Make It Happen and Cultivate Read more Review Val’s gifts of vulnerability and honest truth . . . will leave you encouraged to embrace joy right where you’re at. (Jess Connolly, author of Dance Stand Run)Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday left me cheering out loud and filled with new peace with every turn of the page. . . . I couldn’t put this book down! (Lara Casey, author of Make It Happen and Cultivate)For every tired and overworked mom out there, this book will send you on your way with hope in your heart and joy in your step. (Gretchen Saffles, writer and founder of Well-Watered Women) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Tender Lions: Building the Vital Relationship between Father and Son

Pdf Christian Books Tender Lions: Building the Vital Relationship between Father and Son

Pdf:Tender Lions: Building the Vital Relationship between Father and Son.This book encourages fathers to be more bold and courageous men…and more sensitive, empathetic, and kind at the same time. Written by a father and son team, it is raw, funny, warm, and tender—and unafraid of difficult topics like: developing a healthy self-concept; being vulnerable and authentic; why having roots and rituals with your son is so important; why unconditional love is more important than a competitive spirit; how to talk about sex with your son; and how to make good choices. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to strengthen the relationship between fathers and sons and their families.

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The Third Jihad: Overcoming Radical Islam’s Plan for the West

Pdf Christian Books The Third Jihad: Overcoming Radical Islam’s Plan for the West

Pdf:The Third Jihad: Overcoming Radical Islam’s Plan for the West.Radical Islam has been waging war against our global civilization throughout history―and now, it’s closer than ever to American soil. Dr. Michael Youssef, a Coptic Christian who was born in Egypt and now leads a megachurch in America, knows from firsthand experience that radical Islamists have goals that many American Christians believe are “unthinkable.” In this book, he warns Western Christians that it doesn’t help to ignore what’s going on. There’s a third jihad underway, and its goal is to take over the West.The Third Jihad is a call for Christians to defend their families, protect their nation, and boldly share the good news of Jesus with their communities―especially their Muslim neighbors. Packed with surprising insights from history, compelling and dramatic stories, and a practical agenda that one person―or one church―can immediately put into practice to make a difference in the world. Rich in encouraging biblical principles and prophetic insights, The Third Jihad leads the reader to an empowering conclusion in our troubling (and even frightening) times. Michael Youssef’s insights will inspire Christians to take their faith seriously, share their faith freely, and to truly be salt and light in a world of increasing darkness and decay.

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Giving Up Without Giving Up: Meditation and Depressions

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Pdf:Giving Up Without Giving Up: Meditation and Depressions.Review “Jim Green has described a new approach to the corrosive suffering of depression … His special gift is shown in connecting to the sources of healing found in literature, faith and contemplative practice. Anyone suffering from depression who reads this book will feel both understood and gently guided forward.” ―Laurence Freeman, Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation“Might “depression” be, not a cold, deterministic diagnosis, but a call to spiritual awakening, to a graced construction of self? Jim Green says it may, and presents his case persuasively.” ―Erik Varden, author of The Shattering of Loneliness“If it is true that all human griefs have their roots in our inability to sit quietly in our own company for five minutes, this spare, candid and calm introduction to meditative practice will be a life-saving gift for many living in or on the edge of the darkness that regularly overtakes us in this uncontrollable world.” ―Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury Read more About the Author Jim Green has worked for many years in the field of mental health with both local and national organisations, the Open University and the BBC. He describes his decades of meditation practice as 'always learning to be a beginner'. Read more

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Vertical Marriage: The One Secret That Will Change Your Marriage

Pdf Christian Books Vertical Marriage: The One Secret That Will Change Your Marriage

Pdf:Vertical Marriage: The One Secret That Will Change Your Marriage.He never saw it coming. It was the night of Dave and Ann's 10th wedding anniversary, and if asked how their marriage was doing, Dave would have said a 9.8 out of 10, and he even guaranteed Ann would say the same. But instead of giving a celebratory kiss, Ann whispered, "I've lost my feelings for you."Divorce seemed inevitable. But starting that night, God began to reveal to Dave and Ann the most overlooked secret of getting the marriage we are looking for: the horizontal marriage relationship just doesn't work until the vertical relationship with Christ is first.As founders of a multicampus church and marriage coaches with 30 years of experience, Dave and Ann share the hard-earned but easy-to-apply biblical principles that ensure a strong marriage. Told in a funny and highly relatable dialogue between both husband and wife, Vertical Marriage will guide you toward building a vibrant relationship at every level including communication, conflict, intimacy, and romance - though Dave is still figuring that last one out. Through their unique perspectives, they share an intimate, sometimes hilarious and at times deeply poignant narrative of one couple's journey to reconnecting with God and discovering the joy and power of a vertical marriage.For anyone who is married, preparing for marriage, or desperate to save a relationship teetering on the edge of disaster, Dave and Ann offer hope and strategies that really work. Vertical Marriage will give you the insight, applications, and inspiration to reconnect with God together and to transform your marriage to everything you hoped it would be.Reflection questions for couples available in the audiobook companion PDF download.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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Praying Circles around Your Marriage

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Pdf:Praying Circles around Your Marriage.About the Author Joel Schmidgall is Executive Pastor of National Community Church (NCC) in Washington DC. He oversees the pastoral staff for NCC’s seven locations and pastors the Capitol Hill location. Joel founded and now serves as President of the board of the DC Dream Center, a community center committed to inspiring and equipping youth and adults to reach their God-given potential. Read more

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Prayers of Blessing over My Marriage

Pdf Christian Books Prayers of Blessing over My Marriage

Pdf:Prayers of Blessing over My Marriage.About the Author Bruce Wilkinson is an international ministry leader, in-demand speaker, and award-winning author of more than 60 books. His books have been #1 on the New York Times best-sellers list multiple times. His book 'The Prayer of Jabez' was the fastest selling book in history upon its release with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million. He is the founder of Teach Every Nation as well as Walk Thru the Bible, one of the largest religious seminar organizations in the world. Bruce and his wife, Darlene, have 3 children and 11 grandchildren.Discover more here: BruceWilkinson.com  Heather Hair is a seasoned author and/or collaborative ghostwriter of over 70 books, booklets, Bible studies and devotionals, having a combined circulation of over 3 million in sales (including the best-seller Kingdom Man). She is the Director of Ministry Development for the popular Christian ministry The Urban Alternative, whose President and Founder is Dr. Tony Evans, a full-time position she has held for nearly a decade. Heather is the Executive Producer of the Feature-Documentary film: Kingdom Men Rising.Prior to her current role, Heather worked as a missionary focusing on humanitarian support for widows and orphans while living full-time in Kenya for seven years. Heather is a self-confessed hopeless romantic who cherishes her husband and loves being cherished by him. Heather believes that marriage is one of the greatest treasures God has given to us and hopes to help in seeing more marriages thrive through the writing of positive, affirming prayers. The author of three books on marriage prayers, Heather's heartfelt prayers are brightening homes across the nation. She lives with her husband, Jack, in Dallas along with their dog Sugar (a boxer) and cat, Delia. Combined, Heather and Jack have six adult children and three beautiful grandchildren (who call her Bubbles). You can follow Jack and Heather for daily, inspirational prayer posts on Instagram - @capandbuttercup. Read more

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Keep Your Love On: Connection Communication and Boundaries

Pdf Christian Books Keep Your Love On: Connection Communication and Boundaries

Pdf:Keep Your Love On: Connection Communication and Boundaries.Keeping your love on is a hard thing to do. Sometimes it's the hardest thing to do. But if you want to build healthy relationships with God and others, learning to keep your love on is non-negotiable. Adults and children alike thrive in healthy relationships where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known. Yet for many, relationships are anything but safe, loving, or intimate. They are defined by anxiety, manipulation, control, and conflict. The reason is that most people have never been trained to be powerful enough to keep their love on in the face of mistakes, pain, and fear. Keep Your Love On reveals the higher, Jesus-focused standard defined by mature love - love that stays "on" no matter what. Danny Silk's practical examples and poignant stories will leave you with the power to draw healthy boundaries, communicate in love, and, ultimately, protect your connections, so you can love against all odds. As a result, your relationships will be radically transformed for eternity. When you learn to keep your love on, you become like Jesus.

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Marriage That Works: God's Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers

Pdf Christian Books Marriage That Works: God's Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers

Pdf:Marriage That Works: God's Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers.From the Inside Flap God's Prescription for a Great MarriageEveryone wants to experience a great marriage that lasts. The most effective and satisfying way to achieve that worthy goal is by consulting the One who created marriage in the first place. With compassion, transparency, and engaging storytelling, author and pastor Chip Ingram unpacks what marriage really is, why God created marriage, and the unique roles both a man and a woman play in their marriage.A marriage that works, says Ingram, is more wonderful than you thought possible and harder than you imagined--but it's worth the work. You'll learn the power of making a covenant with your spouse and fulfilling your design in an atmosphere of respect. The result? The spiritual, psychological, emotional, and physical oneness you were designed to have with one another.|Chip Ingram is the teaching pastor and CEO of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over thirty years, Chip is the author of many books, including Culture Shock, The Real Heaven, The Real God, The Invisible War, and Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four grown children and twelve grandchildren and live in California. Read more From the Back Cover 'If you are looking for a practical, biblically based picture of marriage, you need look no further.'--Gary D. Chapman, PhD, author, The 5 Love Languages'Chip Ingram has provided couples with a practical, relevant tool to enhance their relationship to make it all that God intended it to be.'--Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship; president, The Urban Alternative'To love God and love each other extravagantly is exactly what we were made for. Our marriages would look radically different if we let these truths change us.'--Jennie Allen, author, Nothing to Prove; founder and visionary, IF:Gathering'Chip Ingram writes from the uncompromising biblical foundation of God's design for marriage. This book is a fresh approach to a continuing need.'--Mark L. Bailey, president, Dallas Theological Seminary'Chip Ingram casts a vision for marriage as God intends it. Better yet, he shows readers how to achieve the kind of marriage they've always dreamed of.'--Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family'This is not just another book on marriage. Chip cuts through political correctness to get to the heart of Christlikeness by challenging both men and women to greater sacrifice in their relationship with one another.'--Kyle Idleman, author, not a fan. and Don't Give Up Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Praying Circles Around Your Marriage

Pdf Christian Books Praying Circles Around Your Marriage

Pdf:Praying Circles Around Your Marriage.Dream big, pray hard, and think long - together. Marriage is your most sacred relationship on this earth, and prayer is the single most powerful way to transform it. It's time to learn the relational truths in the legend of Honi the Circle Maker - a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not leave it until God answered his impossible prayer. The commitment made in the sacred circle of marriage requires the same kind of boldness and resolve as the Circle Maker. Honi's prayer saved a generation, and your prayers can transform your relationship.Praying Circles Around Your Marriage draws from the life-changing principles Mark Batterson outlines in his New York Times best-seller The Circle Maker. Joined by Pastor Joel and Nina Schmidgall, who serve with Mark at National Community Church, the authors draw from personal stories, Scripture, and practical insight. You'll discover seven key prayer circles for your marriage: Vision Circle, Romance Circle, War Circle, Dance Circle, Support Circle, Storm Circle, and Legacy Circle. Through these circles, you will:Discover your shared vision and find a new combined purpose togetherTurn the tables on conflict and access the gift of being knownBe a student of your spouse and ensure a connected and intimate relationshipBuild a foundation for your marriage that will help you weather the trials that are sure to comeLearn to draw a larger circle around your marriage so your unified purpose can be a blessing to othersThe truth is this: What your marriage will become is determined by how you pray. Bold prayers honor God. God honors bold prayers. Praying Circles Around Your Marriage will empower you and your spouse to identify your greatest dreams for the most important relationship in your life and pray the kind of audacious prayers in which God finds delight.After all, your life together has a legacy to leave for future generations. It's time to start circling.

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Counsel for Couples: A Biblical and Practical Guide for Marriage Counseling

Pdf Christian Books Counsel for Couples: A Biblical and Practical Guide for Marriage Counseling

Pdf:Counsel for Couples: A Biblical and Practical Guide for Marriage Counseling.About the Author Jonathan Holmes serves as the pastor of counseling at Parkside Church in Ohio and is the founder and executive director of Fieldstone Counseling.  He serves on the council board for the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is a frequent speaker at conferences and retreats. He graduated from The Master’s University with degrees in Biblical Counseling and History and has his M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Jonathan is the author of The Company We Keep: In Search of Biblical Friendship and has also written for The Gospel Coalition, Care Leader, Covenant Eyes, and Journal of Biblical Counseling. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four daughters, Ava, Riley, Ruby, and Emma. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys traveling, reading, and gardening. Read more

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Emptied: Experiencing the Fullness of a Poured-Out Marriage

Pdf Christian Books Emptied: Experiencing the Fullness of a Poured-Out Marriage

Pdf:Emptied: Experiencing the Fullness of a Poured-Out Marriage.For a marriage that brims overMaybe you entered marriage with some pretty high expectations - most couples do. Jonathan and Wynter Pitts did. Until the reality of married life spilled into their expectations.Jonathan and Wynter invite you on a journey to explore a different approach to your happily-ever-after marriage. Join them for an honest look at the lessons learned as they navigated the ups and downs of early marriage while raising four daughters.Here you will:Be encouraged to remove the pressure of a keeping-up-with-the-Joneses marriageLearn to let go of assumptions and embrace your role as servant-leader to your spouseExperience how God can pour his purpose, passion, and fullness into your relationship Emptied is a way of life. It's not about trying harder. It's about thinking differently. Only when you are emptied of your own self-focused motivations can God pour new life into you for the abundant marriage and satisfying relationship you long for. Are you ready to approach your marriage poured out, ready to be filled up?

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Unadulterated: His Scandalous Grace—Your New Identity

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Pdf:Unadulterated: His Scandalous Grace—Your New Identity.Have you ever felt buried by guilt, regret, or shame?Have you ever felt overwhelmed by temptation and think you'll never escape its grip?Are you struggling to keep up appearances and bound by the chains of perfectionism? At the age of twenty-seven, Erin answered YES to all those questions. She found herself tangled up in a hopeless jumble of knots, including lies, infidelity, and an unexpected pregnancy. She knew she could never untie herself. Like so many of us, she had attended church her entire life and knew God but still struggled to believe that his love could free her. In Unadulterated: His Scandalous Grace –Your New Identity, she shares her thoughts on several key topics through her story of hope and redemption.

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Love to Stay: Six Keys to a Successful Marriage

Pdf Christian Books Love to Stay: Six Keys to a Successful Marriage

Pdf:Love to Stay: Six Keys to a Successful Marriage.About the Author Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton’s congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and he preached at the National Prayer Service as part of the presidential inauguration festivities in 2013.Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of Creed, Half Truths, The Call, The Journey, The Way, 24 Hours That Changed the World, John, Revival, Not a Silent Night, Enough, When Christians Get It Wrong, and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, all published by Abingdon Press. Learn more about Adam Hamilton at AdamHamilton.com. Read more

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Marriage That Works: God's Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers

Pdf Christian Books Marriage That Works: God's Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers

Pdf:Marriage That Works: God's Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers.When it comes to marriage these days, anything goes. No wonder you can find a book on marriage from every perspective - or no perspective. How can you experience a great marriage that lasts? What works?  This audiobook answers that question by shining a light on the biblical design for marriage. In a world of sexual and relational confusion, isn't it time to consult the One who created marriage? Author and pastor Chip Ingram, with his characteristic compassion, transparency, and engaging storytelling, discusses:What marriage really isThe biblical modelA man's unique role in marriageA woman's unique role in marriageThe bigger picture of why God created marriage  A marriage that works, says Ingram, is more wonderful than you thought possible and harder than you imagined - but worth the work. Couples will learn the power of making a covenant with their spouse and fulfilling their design in an atmosphere of respect, resulting in the spiritual, psychological, emotional, and physical oneness they long to have with each other.

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Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man

Pdf Christian Books Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man

Pdf:Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man.Review “I have passed the Promise Keepers baton to Ken Harrison with exceeding joy because Ken is a man of the Word and a man of prayer. Never has there been a greater need for men of the Word and prayer because men lead based on who they are. Additionally, Ken has a genuine love for brothers of color and is committed to ensure they are reached, included, and fully involved as Promise Keepers builds an army of godly men. Read this book; it was written by a man of integrity.” —Bill McCartney, founder of Promise Keepers and former head football coach at the University of Colorado “No one will ever accuse Ken Harrison, a gritty ex-policeman who now heads Promise Keepers, of pulling any punches in describing the role of a servant king. His message is clear, direct, and on target as he challenges men to accept their responsibility as Christ followers in all arenas of life. Men of all ages will be encouraged by this timely reminder of both the cost and opportunity of authentic manhood.” —Mark Batterson, New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker and lead pastor of National Community Church “In Rise of the Servant Kings, Ken Harrison explains clearly what the core qualities of a man of God should be. Since Ken is an ex–police officer, he is not afraid to get right to the nitty-gritty in describing how a man can apply the Bible’s principles for authentic masculinity in every area of life—from personal integrity to marriage to fatherhood to serving his fellow man. If you want a no-nonsense guide to getting manhood right, this is it.” —Evander Holyfield, four-time world heavyweight champion “Some authors write with ink and some with water. Harrison writes with blood and fire, and his soul-stirring call for men to rise to the challenge of the hour is bold, timely, and heartwarming. If Christian men respond as the promise keepers described here, the world will be a different and better place.” —Os Guinness, author of The Call: Finding and Fulfilling God’s Purpose for Your Life “Because I’m a woman, I don’t usually read books about being a man, but my husband was reading Ken’s book and was so enthusiastic that I wanted to know what set this book apart. Ken’s stories captivated me. His honesty inspired me. The book pulses with masculinity, yet God spoke to me, a woman! I’m buying Rise of the Servant Kings for every man in my life!” —Linda Dillow, author of Intimate Issues, Calm My Anxious Heart, and other books “Masculinity, as God designed it, isn’t toxic. Rather, it’s good, life giving, courageous, and sacrificial. There were times while reading this book when I felt as if Ken were in my face! It was uncomfortable, but what he says is spot-on. I know Ken loves Christ, cares about the right things, and is passionate about seeing God’s kingdom advance. The truth he speaks is truth men need to hear.” —John Stonestreet, president of the Colson Center and coauthor of A Practical Guide to Culture “Ken has captured the biblical mandate of manhood. In a world of putting self first, he encourages men to be servant leaders both to their fellow man and to their God.” —Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin, US Army “Scripture teaches and history affirms that our greatest kings and leaders have strong and loving hearts that beat to serve God, their families, and humanity. Ken writes and leads by example.” —Alveda King, evangelist, author, and activist at www.alvedaking.com “You may have heard the statement that ‘being male is a matter of birth, but being a man is a matter of choice.’ Ken Harrison challenges us to the next level, that being a man of God means choosing to live proactively, courageously, and humbly. Masterfully blending deep theological insight with fascinating experiences as part of the LAPD, Ken addresses with sledgehammer force the key issues men struggle with. This book will arrest your heart to choose living out your true design as a servant king!” —Alan Platt, leader of Doxa Deo and City Changers Global “Ken Harrison is the kind of person he writes about. He’s a man of character and conviction, and much of his book calls us to a similar path. I’m thankful that Rise of the Servant Kings will encourage men to be who God has called them to be.” —Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center and dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership at Wheaton College “There are many voices speaking to us of manhood today. Ken Harrison’s is unique among them. It sounds forth from his gritty years as an LA cop, his inspiring business experience, and his hard-won victories as a leader of men. He is streetwise and biblical, humorous and learned. He issues a call to righteous manhood that we need to hear.” —Stephen Mansfield, New York Times best-selling author “Little boys don’t want to grow up to be polite citizens who keep their lawn manicured. They want to be heroes and even superheroes who right wrongs, deliver the oppressed, and save the world. In Rise of the Servant Kings, Ken has done grown-up boys a favor by providing them both a reminder and a road map to experience the true greatness their Father King has planned for them.” —Todd Wagner, author of Come and See and founding pastor of Watermark Community Church Read more About the Author KEN HARRISON serves as the Chief Executive Officer of WaterStone, an organization that releases resources to support Christian humanitarian efforts worldwide. Currently WaterStone oversees donations of millions of dollars per month and manages a fund of $400+ million. He started his career as a Los Angeles police officer in the infamous 77th Division of South-Central Los Angeles, better known as Watts or Compton. There he received numerous commendations and awards, including nomination for the Police Star for Bravery. After leaving the LAPD in the 1990s, Ken went into business and built a small local company into one of the largest of its kind in the United States. He has served on multiple boards, and recently stepped into the role of chairman of the board of Promise Keepers, a well-known organization ministering to Christian men. Harrison is also the author of Victims & Victors. He has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 27 years and they have three children. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Not the Love Dare. A Parody: 40 ways to annoy your spouse

Pdf Christian Books Not the Love Dare. A Parody: 40 ways to annoy your spouse

Pdf:Not the Love Dare. A Parody: 40 ways to annoy your spouse.Put the ME back in your MarriagE today! This parody of the #1 New York Times Bestseller contains 40 satirical dares that will not only spice up your marriage but burn it to the ground.Soon you’ll be hitting on each other again with any blunt instruments near to hand.John uses out of contest Bible verses to justify the pet peeves that plague every relationship:“A day is like a 1,000 years to a man who has been asked to take out the trash” (2 Pet 3:8 sort of)“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with every woman that is asked where she would like to eat.” (Jn 3:8 sort of)Half tongue-in-cheek, half right between the eyesBy following the advice contained in these pages you’ll soon reduce your marriage to a parody of its former self.John was born at a very young age with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. At first, it appeared that no lasting damage had been done, but as he grew it became clear that his sense of humour had been damaged irreparably.John lives with his family near Oxford, England where daily he wonders how his wife still finds the same jokes funny after more than 20 years of marriage.

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Soul-to-Soul: Married Couples Stories About Growing Together and Becoming One with God

Pdf Christian Books Soul-to-Soul: Married Couples Stories About Growing Together and Becoming One with God

Pdf:Soul-to-Soul: Married Couples Stories About Growing Together and Becoming One with God.No one is perfect; therefore, no couple is perfect. Every marriage has its challenges. So, wouldn’t it be great to have a mentor to help guide you through the rough terrains and provide you with the wisdom necessary to cultivate a healthy bond that leads to effective communication and marital bliss?That is exactly why this practical marriage guide for couples as well as single hopefuls was written. In this book, Cheryl Polote-Williamson and her husband, Russell, have collaborated with seven couples to share tried-and-true lessons learned from their own marriages.Packed with refreshing honesty and step-by-step strategies for cultivating and maintaining a healthy marriage, Soul-to-Soul will serve as a go-to manual for you and your spouse. You will be inspired and encouraged as you learn how to communicate in a way that strengthens your marriage and sets you on the path to relationship success.

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Christian Marriage: A Comprehensive Introduction

Pdf Christian Books Christian Marriage: A Comprehensive Introduction

Pdf:Christian Marriage: A Comprehensive Introduction.About the Author David J. Ayers is professor of sociology in the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters at Grove City College, Pennsylvania. Until recently he also served as dean and is currently interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. He holds his Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University and has written two books, Experiencing Social Research (2001) and Investigating Social Problems (2004), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. He has taught courses on marriage and family for about 30 years. Read more

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The Marriage Knot: 7 Choices That Keep Couples Together

Pdf Christian Books The Marriage Knot: 7 Choices That Keep Couples Together

Pdf:The Marriage Knot: 7 Choices That Keep Couples Together.What exactly does it take to make marriage strong?Ron and Jody Zappia were on the brink of divorce. It was their first year of marriage, and already things were falling apart. They desperately searched for anything that would help. And then, suddenly, everything changed.Today, the Zappias lead The Knot Marriage Conference where they present seven transformative principles that saved their marriage. The Marriage Knot teaches these same principles to new audiences. Full of wisdom, humor, and refreshing transparency, The Marriage Knot unpacks the choices successful couples make.Marriage, like a knot, has to be kept tight. Left to itself, it loosens over time and can completely unravel. This highly practical book focuses on the everyday decisions you can make to rejuvenate and restore your marriage. Delving into topics like communication, sex, conflict resolution, and more, it offers the tools you need for life-long marriage health.Whether you're engaged, newlyweds, or seasoned marriage veterans, this book will help make your marriage strong, no matter what pressures attempt to unravel it.

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Easter Activity Book For Kids: Coloring, Hidden Pictures, Dot To Dot, How To Draw, Spot Difference, Maze (Easter Books For Children)

Pdf Christian Books Easter Activity Book For Kids: Coloring, Hidden Pictures, Dot To Dot, How To Draw, Spot Difference, Maze (Easter Books For Children)

Pdf:Easter Activity Book For Kids: Coloring, Hidden Pictures, Dot To Dot, How To Draw, Spot Difference, Maze (Easter Books For Children).Easter Books For ChildrenWe have created an activity coloring books for kids of easter and we need your help to complete it!DETAILS:Coloring pageDot to dot pagesHidden PicturesHow to drawSpot the Difference pagesMazeEaster Activity Book for Kids picture is printed on its own 8.5 x 11 inch page. Make one of the best decisions for your child this year.

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Atlanta 2019 International Convention: JW Gifts International Convention

Pdf Christian Books Atlanta 2019 International Convention: JW Gifts International Convention

Pdf:Atlanta 2019 International Convention: JW Gifts International Convention.This is the perfect JW International Convention Gift! This awesome notebook is the best choice - whether for you, a Brother or Sister or a visiting delegate.Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 | JW Study Notebook: Jehovah's Witnesses JournalProduced by the team at Pioneer Bros, this book Features:6"x9” dimensions – the perfect size to fit in a handbag, a backpack, or to have sitting on a desk100 lined white pagesPrinted on high-quality paperStylish matte finishPerfect for use as a Christain Life and Ministry Meeting notebook, journal, or diary to write inPioneer Bros notebooks and journals are the perfect gift for any occasion, Adults, boys, girls, old & new publishers, and young children.Hand these out as gifts to our brothers and sisters at the International Conventions!Also, the perfect gift for Pioneers, Publishers or Proclaimer of God's Kingdom!It's a great gift idea for Jehovah's Witnesses accessories, and free apps, pins and books. People who love a good ministry idea, witnesses informally or have the Jehovah's Witnesses Magazine Organizer will love this.Use it for taking notes at the CLAM or for Public Talks on the weekend. Great for Assemblies and Conventions!Perfect gift for a newly baptized brother or sister too.Scroll up and buy this awesome notebook now, and receive quick shipping with Amazon so that you can receive it as soon as possible!

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Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 Miami: JW Gifts International Convention

Pdf Christian Books Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 Miami: JW Gifts International Convention

Pdf:Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 Miami: JW Gifts International Convention.This is the perfect JW International Convention Gift! This awesome notebook is the best choice - whether for you, a Brother or Sister or a visiting delegate.Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 | JW Study Notebook: Jehovah's Witnesses JournalProduced by the team at Pioneer Bros, this book Features:6"x9” dimensions – the perfect size to fit in a handbag, a backpack, or to have sitting on a desk100 lined white pagesPrinted on high-quality paperStylish matte finishPerfect for use as a Christain Life and Ministry Meeting notebook, journal, or diary to write inPioneer Bros notebooks and journals are the perfect gift for any occasion, Adults, boys, girls, old & new publishers, and young children.Hand these out as gifts to our brothers and sisters at the International Conventions!Also, the perfect gift for Pioneers, Publishers or Proclaimer of God's Kingdom!It's a great gift idea for Jehovah's Witnesses accessories, and free apps, pins and books. People who love a good ministry idea, witnesses informally or have the Jehovah's Witnesses Magazine Organizer will love this.Use it for taking notes at the CLAM or for Public Talks on the weekend. Great for Assemblies and Conventions!Perfect gift for a newly baptized brother or sister too.Scroll up and buy this awesome notebook now, and receive quick shipping with Amazon so that you can receive it as soon as possible!

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Field Service Planner 2019: Ministry Planner | Jehovah's Witnesses accessories for Pioneers and Publishers

Pdf Christian Books Field Service Planner 2019: Ministry Planner | Jehovah's Witnesses accessories for Pioneers and Publishers

Pdf:Field Service Planner 2019: Ministry Planner | Jehovah's Witnesses accessories for Pioneers and Publishers.This is the perfect Witnessing Ministry Gift! This awesome Planner is the best choice - whether for you, a Brother or Sister or a friend.Jehovah's Witnesses Journal for ServiceProduced by the team at Pioneer Bros, this book Features: 6"x9” dimensions – the perfect size to fit in a handbag, Witnessing Bag, or to have sitting on a desk52 Weeks | 1 Week per pageSpace to jot down Service Report, Brothers & Sisters worked with & Return Visits to seePrinted on high-quality paperStylish matte finishPioneer Bros notebooks and journals are the perfect gift for any occasion, Adults, boys, girls, old & new publishers, and young children.The Field Service Planner 2019 Jehovah Witnesses Supplies Notebook is the perfect gift for Pioneer, Publisher or Proclaimer of God's Kingdom fans.It's a great gift idea for Jehovah's Witnesses accessories, and free apps, pins and books. People who love a good ministry idea, witnesses informally or have the Jehovah's Witnesses Magazine Organizer will love this.Our Notebooks are great for taking notes at the CLAM or for Public Talks on the weekend. Great for Assemblies and Conventions!Perfect gift for a newly baptized brother or sister too.Scroll up and buy this awesome notebook now, and receive quick shipping with Amazon so that you can receive it as soon as possible!

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Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 Atlanta: JW Gifts International Convention

Pdf Christian Books Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 Atlanta: JW Gifts International Convention

Pdf:Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 Atlanta: JW Gifts International Convention.This is the perfect JW International Convention Gift! This awesome notebook is the best choice - whether for you, a Brother or Sister or a visiting delegate.Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 | JW Study Notebook: Jehovah's Witnesses JournalProduced by the team at Pioneer Bros, this book Features:6"x9” dimensions – the perfect size to fit in a handbag, a backpack, or to have sitting on a desk100 lined white pagesPrinted on high-quality paperStylish matte finishPerfect for use as a Christain Life and Ministry Meeting notebook, journal, or diary to write inPioneer Bros notebooks and journals are the perfect gift for any occasion, Adults, boys, girls, old & new publishers, and young children.Hand these out as gifts to our brothers and sisters at the International Conventions!Also, the perfect gift for Pioneers, Publishers or Proclaimer of God's Kingdom!It's a great gift idea for Jehovah's Witnesses accessories, and free apps, pins and books. People who love a good ministry idea, witnesses informally or have the Jehovah's Witnesses Magazine Organizer will love this.Use it for taking notes at the CLAM or for Public Talks on the weekend. Great for Assemblies and Conventions!Perfect gift for a newly baptized brother or sister too.Scroll up and buy this awesome notebook now, and receive quick shipping with Amazon so that you can receive it as soon as possible!

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My Spiritual Gems: | Jehovah Witness Accessories

Pdf Christian Books My Spiritual Gems: | Jehovah Witness Accessories

Pdf:My Spiritual Gems: | Jehovah Witness Accessories.This is the perfect meeting gift! This awesome notebook is the best choice - whether for you, a Brother or Sister or a friend.JW Study Notebook: Jehovah's Witnesses JournalProduced by the team at Pioneer Bros, this book Features: 6"x9” dimensions – the perfect size to fit in a handbag, a backpack, or to have sitting on a desk100 lined white pagesPrinted on high-quality paperStylish matte finishPerfect for use as a Christain Life and Ministry Meeting notebook, journal, or diary to write inPioneer Bros notebooks and journals are the perfect gift for any occasion, Adults, boys, girls, old & new publishers, and young children.The Best Life Ever Jehovah Witnesses Supplies Notebook is the perfect gift for Pioneer, Publisher or Proclaimer of God's Kingdom fans.It's a great gift idea for Jehovah's Witnesses accessories, and free apps, pins and books. People who love a good ministry idea, witnesses informally or have the Jehovah's Witnesses Magazine Organizer will love this.Use it for taking notes at the CLAM or for Public Talks on the weekend. Great for Assemblies and Conventions!Perfect gift for a newly baptized brother or sister too.Scroll up and buy this awesome notebook now, and receive quick shipping with Amazon so that you can receive it as soon as possible!

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Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 Houston: JW Gifts International Convention

Pdf Christian Books Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 Houston: JW Gifts International Convention

Pdf:Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 Houston: JW Gifts International Convention.This is the perfect JW International Convention Gift! This awesome notebook is the best choice - whether for you, a Brother or Sister or a visiting delegate.Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 | JW Study Notebook: Jehovah's Witnesses JournalProduced by the team at Pioneer Bros, this book Features:6"x9” dimensions – the perfect size to fit in a handbag, a backpack, or to have sitting on a desk100 lined white pagesPrinted on high-quality paperStylish matte finishPerfect for use as a Christain Life and Ministry Meeting notebook, journal, or diary to write inPioneer Bros notebooks and journals are the perfect gift for any occasion, Adults, boys, girls, old & new publishers, and young children.Hand these out as gifts to our brothers and sisters at the International Conventions!Also, the perfect gift for Pioneers, Publishers or Proclaimer of God's Kingdom!It's a great gift idea for Jehovah's Witnesses accessories, and free apps, pins and books. People who love a good ministry idea, witnesses informally or have the Jehovah's Witnesses Magazine Organizer will love this.Use it for taking notes at the CLAM or for Public Talks on the weekend. Great for Assemblies and Conventions!Perfect gift for a newly baptized brother or sister too.Scroll up and buy this awesome notebook now, and receive quick shipping with Amazon so that you can receive it as soon as possible!

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Toronto 2019 International Convention: JW Gifts International Convention

Pdf Christian Books Toronto 2019 International Convention: JW Gifts International Convention

Pdf:Toronto 2019 International Convention: JW Gifts International Convention.This is the perfect JW International Convention Gift! This awesome notebook is the best choice - whether for you, a Brother or Sister or a visiting delegate.Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 | JW Study Notebook: Jehovah's Witnesses JournalProduced by the team at Pioneer Bros, this book Features:6"x9” dimensions – the perfect size to fit in a handbag, a backpack, or to have sitting on a desk100 lined white pagesPrinted on high-quality paperStylish matte finishPerfect for use as a Christain Life and Ministry Meeting notebook, journal, or diary to write inPioneer Bros notebooks and journals are the perfect gift for any occasion, Adults, boys, girls, old & new publishers, and young children.Hand these out as gifts to our brothers and sisters at the International Conventions!Also, the perfect gift for Pioneers, Publishers or Proclaimer of God's Kingdom!It's a great gift idea for Jehovah's Witnesses accessories, and free apps, pins and books. People who love a good ministry idea, witnesses informally or have the Jehovah's Witnesses Magazine Organizer will love this.Use it for taking notes at the CLAM or for Public Talks on the weekend. Great for Assemblies and Conventions!Perfect gift for a newly baptized brother or sister too.Scroll up and buy this awesome notebook now, and receive quick shipping with Amazon so that you can receive it as soon as possible!

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Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 Seoul: JW Gifts International Convention

Pdf Christian Books Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 Seoul: JW Gifts International Convention

Pdf:Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 Seoul: JW Gifts International Convention.This is the perfect JW International Convention Gift! This awesome notebook is the best choice - whether for you, a Brother or Sister or a visiting delegate.Love Never Fails JW International Convention 2019 | JW Study Notebook: Jehovah's Witnesses JournalProduced by the team at Pioneer Bros, this book Features:6"x9” dimensions – the perfect size to fit in a handbag, a backpack, or to have sitting on a desk100 lined white pagesPrinted on high-quality paperStylish matte finishPerfect for use as a Christain Life and Ministry Meeting notebook, journal, or diary to write inPioneer Bros notebooks and journals are the perfect gift for any occasion, Adults, boys, girls, old & new publishers, and young children.Hand these out as gifts to our brothers and sisters at the International Conventions!Also, the perfect gift for Pioneers, Publishers or Proclaimer of God's Kingdom!It's a great gift idea for Jehovah's Witnesses accessories, and free apps, pins and books. People who love a good ministry idea, witnesses informally or have the Jehovah's Witnesses Magazine Organizer will love this.Use it for taking notes at the CLAM or for Public Talks on the weekend. Great for Assemblies and Conventions!Perfect gift for a newly baptized brother or sister too.Scroll up and buy this awesome notebook now, and receive quick shipping with Amazon so that you can receive it as soon as possible!

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Developing Female Leaders: Navigate the Minefields and Release the Potential of Women in Your Church

Pdf Christian Books Developing Female Leaders: Navigate the Minefields and Release the Potential of Women in Your Church

Pdf:Developing Female Leaders: Navigate the Minefields and Release the Potential of Women in Your Church.About the Author Kadi Cole, one of the first female leaders to serve in an executive role at a large, multisite church, is an international consultant for organizations, leadership trainer, and LifePlan facilitator. Kadi is a founding member of the Women’s Executive Pastor Network and the founder of MinistryChick.com. She lives with her husband and son in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Connect with Kadi at www.kadicole.com or on social media @kadicole. Read more

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Amiga, deja de disculparte [Girl, Stop Apologizing]: Un plan sin pretextos para abrazar y alcanzar tus metas [A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals]

Pdf Christian Books Amiga, deja de disculparte [Girl, Stop Apologizing]: Un plan sin pretextos para abrazar y alcanzar tus metas [A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals]

Pdf:Amiga, deja de disculparte [Girl, Stop Apologizing]: Un plan sin pretextos para abrazar y alcanzar tus metas [A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals].Rachel Hollis, autora del superventas y fundadora de TheChicSite, exhorta a las mujeres a dejar de disculparse por sus deseos, esperanzas y sueños y, en cambio, perseguirlos con pasión y confianza.Rachel ha sido testigo con frecuencia de mujeres que tienen temor de lograr sus propios objetivos. Temen pasar vergüenza, no alcanzar la perfección o no ser lo suficientemente valiosas. Pero el mayor temor de todos es ser juzgadas por el solo hecho de tener una ambición.Habiendo aprendido a definirse a sí mismas a la luz de otras personas - ya sea como esposas, madres, hijas o amigas - muchas mujeres han olvidado quiénes son en realidad y quiénes deberían ser. En este libro la celebridad emprendedora en línea, Rachel Hollis, alienta a las mujeres a ser dueñas de sus esperanzas, deseos y metas, y les recuerda que no tienen que pedir permiso para desear alcanzar más. Con un llamado a las mujeres de todo el mundo para que no dejen de hablar de sus sueños, Hollis identifica las excusas de las que tienen que liberarse, los comportamientos que deben adoptar y las habilidades que necesitan adquirir, en el camino hacia el crecimiento, la confianza y la mejor versión de sus vidas.Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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9 Common Lies Christians Believe: And Why God's Truth Is Infinitely Better

Pdf Christian Books 9 Common Lies Christians Believe: And Why God's Truth Is Infinitely Better

Pdf:9 Common Lies Christians Believe: And Why God's Truth Is Infinitely Better.Review “Do you cringe when hearing another Christian cliché? Are you weary of how unhelpful (and unbiblical) some of our Christian vernacular has become? In this book my friend Shane Pruitt addresses some of the statements that have run amuck in our midst and have inevitably weakened the voice of the church in our culture. I highly recommend you read this book and discuss it with a group of friends.” —Ed Stetzer, Billy Graham distinguished chair at Wheaton College “Shane’s book will help all of us understand the true character of God in a deeper way and be ready to encourage friends and family who have fallen prey to these common lies.” —Scott Evans, founder and president of Outreach Inc. “It’s the book we all need to read. It’s the book we need to encourage others to read. It’s the book about lies we have heard and maybe even believed throughout our Christian lives. Shane Pruitt takes the lies and turns them upside down to point us to biblical truth. He writes from the heart of one who loves Scripture but also from the heart of one who has had to endure these lies amid his own heartaches in his family. Thank you, Shane. Nine Common Lies Christians Believe is a gift to all of us.” —Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources Church Answers, ChurchAnswers.com “Shane’s book encompasses my two favorite themes: the restorative grace of Jesus Christ and adoption. This book is sure to encourage you!” —Lisa Sharon Harper, speaker and author of The Sacrament of Happy “The evangelical world has been waiting to hear from a fresh young voice like Shane Pruitt. He has a passion for people and a love for the Lord and is straight as an arrow theologically. Read this new book…and reap!” —O. S. Hawkins, president and CEO of GuideStone Financial Resources and best-selling author of The Joshua Code “Finally! I am so thankful that Shane has addressed these lies so winsomely and pointed us toward the real truth of God’s Word! This book will be a tremendous encouragement to people going through a difficult time, wanting to know God’s Word better, or simply looking to increase their faith. I urge you to read it and share it with everyone you know!” —Jonathan “JP” Pokluda, teaching pastor at Watermark Community Church, leader of The Porch, and author of Welcome to Adulting “I’ve been in church my entire life and had no idea that some of the clichés that are often regurgitated aren’t at all biblical. In Nine Common Lies Christians Believe, Shane Pruitt articulately lays out a biblically sound doctrine that is both convicting and a breath of fresh air!” —Lawrence B. Jones III, news contributor for Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC and editor in chief of Campus Reform “Here’s a clear and compelling antidote to the kind of common clichés that so many people uncritically believe. Thanks, Shane, for pointing readers to biblical wisdom, where hope and truth reside!” —Lee Strobel, New York Times best-selling author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith “Without consistent discipleship, Christians can fall prey to lies they’ve heard regularly in the church. In Nine Common Lies Christians Believe, Shane successfully navigates some of the most common false beliefs told in the church. By speaking the truth in love, he firmly and gracefully provides a much-needed course correction. Every Christian will benefit from reading this book.” —Robby Gallaty, senior pastor at Long Hollow Baptist Church and author of Growing Up and The Forgotten Jesus “Like Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear the Mask,” Shane Pruitt’s Nine Common Lies Christians Believe allows us to collectively exhale, exposing humanity’s propensity to hide. Unlike Dunbar’s poem, Shane’s prose welcomes us into the land of vulnerability, embraced by a Father who loves us.” —Bryan Loritts, lead pastor at Abundant Life Church and author of Insider Outsider “Jesus never said that following Him was going to be easy. When Christians reduce faith to pithy statements like the lies Shane breaks down in this book, it doesn’t help—it actually hurts. So stop believing these lies! Let my friend Shane guide and lead you to understanding the heart of God.” —Daniel Im, teaching pastor at The Fellowship, director of church multiplication at LifeWay Christian Resources, podcaster, and author of No Silver Bullets “In my time in ministry, I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard Christians articulate some version of each of the statements in this book. I’m so glad Shane wrote this book, addressing these lies from a biblical perspective. Shane Pruitt is a voice we need to hear more from.” —Matt Carter, pastor of preaching and vision at The Austin Stone Community Church and author of Steal Away HomePruitt, director of evangelism for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, challenges readers to question whether what they think they know about God lines up with scripture in this persuasive book. When Pruitt and his wife discovered that their adopted son had severe health challenges due to gangrene, despite their heartache and anger, they felt they had to keep up the appearance of being in control and at peace. Meanwhile, Pruitt discovered that well-meaning members of their congregation’s cliché comments about being the “good Christian” proved more annoying than helpful. Realizing that many Christians hold unproductive, untrue ideas about the nature of Christianity, he decided to structure the book around nine common lies he believes Christians tell themselves—often to help deal with difficult circumstances. For instance, God actually does give people more than they can handle, Pruitt suggests, because otherwise, followers would have no need to turn to him in prayer. Also, the phrase “God gained another angel” is false, he writes, citing the difference between “angelic” and a human being, reminding readers that scripture doesn’t say that everyone who dies will spend eternity in heaven. Other false statements he argues Christians believe include “God just wants me to be happy” and “Follow your heart.” This is a wonderfully reasoned book that strikes at the core of unhelpful platitudes distorted from Biblical scripture. —Publishers Weekly Read more About the Author SHANE PRUITT and his wife, Kasi, live in Rockwall, Texas, with their five children. He has been in ministry for over 17 years as a denominational leader, church planter, pastor, and traveling communicator. He currently serves as Director of Evangelism for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. He holds a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies, a Master's in History, and a PhD in Clinical Christian Counseling.He is a popular blogger, and has had articles appear in RELEVANT, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, CrossWalk, Church Leaders, The Baptist Press, FaithIt, HelloChristian, and many others. Shane and his wife were featured as ABC's Nightly News 'Persons of the Week' in August 2017 - the story centered around their adoption. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt

Pdf Christian Books When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt

Pdf:When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt.About the Author Dominic Done is lead pastor of one of Portland, Oregon's largest churches: Westside: A Jesus Church. Prior to Westside, Dominic pastored churches in North Carolina and Hawaii. He has also taught English for large companies in Europe, lectured on theology and church history at Christian colleges, and served as a missionary in Vanuatu and Mexico. Dominic has degrees in religion and psychology from Liberty University (M.A., B.A., B.S.) and a master of theology from the University of Oxford. Read more

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The Strangeness of Truth: Vibrant Faith in a Dark World

Pdf Christian Books The Strangeness of Truth: Vibrant Faith in a Dark World

Pdf:The Strangeness of Truth: Vibrant Faith in a Dark World.Review Father Damian Ference is one of my favorite people. Like, ever. He s humble, articulate, and winsome. All of that comes through in this excellent little book that gives the reader an overview of the Catholic faith in a fresh and compelling way. I wish I had it back in my agnostic days. --Matt Fradd, Pints with AquinasThe Strangeness of Truth is a stirring call to make our faith not just a place we visit, but rather the very air we breathe, the food we eat, and the home in which we live. I have long been convinced that Father Damian Ference will be remembered as one of the greatest spiritual thinkers of this generation, and this work more than bears that out. --Hallie Lord, SiriusXM radio host and author of On the Other Side of Fear: How I Found PeaceFather Damian has long been one of my favorite writers, and this book only affirms that. Weaving together saints, stories, philosophy, and faith, he paints a picture of Catholicism that is both fresh and accessible. Anyone reading this book will see how Catholicism makes sense of life and makes it tangibly better. Give this book to anyone who doubts that. --Brandon Vogt, founder of ClaritasU and author of Why I Am Catholic Read more About the Author Rev. Damian J. Ference is a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland and is a sought-after preacher of the New Evangelization. He has served as Director of Human Formation and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Borromeo Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio, and is currently a doctoral student at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Fr. Ference writes regularly for Word on Fire and is a Word on Fire Institute Fellow. His essays on faith, reason, and culture have appeared in a variety of secular and faith-based outlets. He is the founder and director of Tolle Lege Summer Institute and is a lifetime member of the Flannery O Connor Society. Read more

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9 Common Lies Christians Believe: And Why God's Truth Is Infinitely Better

Pdf Christian Books 9 Common Lies Christians Believe: And Why God's Truth Is Infinitely Better

Pdf:9 Common Lies Christians Believe: And Why God's Truth Is Infinitely Better.Maybe God isn't who you think he is. Maybe he's much better. Pastor and speaker Shane Pruitt guides listeners in identifying the Christian cliches we've all heard that are actually unbiblical lies. He then counters with the truths about God as presented in the Bible - truths that bring encouragement and freedom for our lives.God won't give you more than you can handle. Really? Pastor and speaker Shane Pruitt shines a light on this and other Christian cliches that upon further inspection are actually unbiblical lies that keep far too many believers stuck in spiritual immaturity.

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When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt

Pdf Christian Books When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt

Pdf:When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt.Pastor Dominic Done reveals how doubt can deepen faith and provides listeners with a way to wrestle and ask questions while growing ever closer to God. Wrestling with faith and doubt can be profoundly lonely and isolating. Some suffer in silence while others abandon belief altogether, assuming doubt is incompatible with faith. Dominic Done believes this is both tragic and deeply mistaken. In When Faith Fails, Done describes his own experience with faith and doubt, using Scripture, literature, and the lives of others who have doubted to argue that not only is questioning normal but it is often a path toward a rich and vibrant faith. Taking up specific issues that often create doubt - the silence of God, the place of science, offensive portions of Scripture, and the problem of suffering - Done offers practical ways for Christians to move through doubt into deep faith, a faith that wrestles, celebrates questions, and embraces the mystery of belief.

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Life Out Loud: Joining Jesus Outside the Walls of the Church

Pdf Christian Books Life Out Loud: Joining Jesus Outside the Walls of the Church

Pdf:Life Out Loud: Joining Jesus Outside the Walls of the Church.Review “Rowland helps to remind us that mission is not simply one activity of the church, alongside several other equally important activities. But instead, God’s mission is the organizing principle of everything we do as followers of Jesus. If you want to better understand what it looks like to engage God’s redemptive mission in the places you live, work, and play, then read this book.”—Brad Brisco, author of ReThink: 9 Paradigm Shifts for Activating the Church, and co-author of Next Door as It Is inHeaven and Missional Essentials“Embracing a life of simple mission is both profound and beautiful. In Life Out Loud, Rowland plots a course into thatlife, entreating us to stop being afraid and to do what we know we can do, and be who we know we were meant to be. It is a kind of invitation that reminded me, on every page, of Jesus.”—Brian Sanders, executive director, Tampa Underground Network“Rowland has gifted his readers with a biographical journey into what faith beyond the Sunday experience can look like. This book is full of practical wisdom and missional insights gained through daring to follow Jesus into the spaces and places where God calls us. In the process Rowland provides us with a wonderful example of what it means to be a vulnerable, winsome, honest and loving leader.”—Alan and Debra Hirsch, missional leaders; authors and speakersThis book is both inspiring and convicting: I loved it and it wrecked me at the same time! Rowland has chosen to stay engaged with the church and to shape the missional imagination and practices of many around him. This is going to shape hearts, minds, and paradigms. I dare you to read this!”—Alan Briggs, leadership coach; pastor; author of Everyone’s a Genius and Staying Is the New Going“For those wanting to live as viral kingdom agents, Rowland has given us a very usable practitioner’s guide. Life Out Loud both touches and strums our heartstrings: it not only taps into our aspiration to live a life that matters, it gives us some clear ways to do it!”—Reggie McNeal, author of Kingdom Come and Kingdom Collaborators“Early on in my journey of following Jesus I often wondered if ‘life and life to the full’ was in fact a real possibility. In the last several years of my life I have come to realize that not only is it possible, but it is found and experienced when I participate in the exciting and everyday work of God. What Rowland writes is a compelling invitation to experience this full life. Life Out Loud is filled with practical ways to join God in his work as well as beautiful stories that inspire us into action. Are you bored, stuck, or stalled in your faith? Do yourself a favor and pick this book up. You will be captivated and caught up into living a louder life.”—Ryan Hairston, national director, Forge America “Life Out Loud is a breath of fresh air for those who intuitively know that there is more to the Christian life than simply ‘going to church.’ Rowland skillfully weaves together profound truths about Christian identity and purpose with real-life stories in ways that engage both the intellect and, perhaps more importantly, the heart. His intent is to inspire you to ask loud questions, take some risks, and live into a more meaningful life as you join Jesus at work in your community.”—Dr. Mark Hopkins, director of MA in Global Leadership and the Doctor of Missiology, School of Intercultural Studies,Fuller Theological Seminary Read more About the Author Rowland Smith is a missional practitioner and trainer, and is director of the Forge Colorado Springs hub, as well as serving on the Forge America National Team. He is the pastor of missional culture at Pulpit Rock Church, Colorado Springs and also helps lead Ecclesia Colorado Springs, a missional faith community. Rowland has a degree from Fuller Seminary in missiology and theology. He and his wife, Kitty, own Third Space Coffee, a missional café business model. They have one teenager, three adult children, and four dogs. Read more

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Stages of the Soul: God's Invitation to Greater Love

Pdf Christian Books Stages of the Soul: God's Invitation to Greater Love

Pdf:Stages of the Soul: God's Invitation to Greater Love.From the Back Cover What’s holding you back from reaching your spiritual potential?We all want a deeper, richer relationship with God, but we don’t always know how to get there—or what holds us back. We long for a deeper sense of God’s love, but we also fear what it might cost us to get there. We want to be fully known yet are afraid of the vulnerability it requires. But when we understand what God’s inviting us into next in our spiritual journey, it might just give us the courage we need to overcome those fears and take the next step. That’s why Nancy Kane wrote this book to teach you the five stages in the soul’s journey toward wholeness. It is an invitation to love God more and let His love permeate every aspect of your life. You’ll learn the distinguishing marks of each stage, how to identify where you are, and what obstacles typically keep people from continuing to mature. God’s inviting you deeper. Are you willing to go with Him? Read more About the Author NANCY KANE (University of Illinois; Gestalt Institute of Chicago) is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice in Northbrook, Illinois. In addition to her private practice, she is also an Associate Professor at the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Nancy co-authored From Fear to Love: Overcoming Barriers to Healthy Relationships with her husband, Ray. They have two children and live in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Read more

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What's Next?: The Journey to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference

Pdf Christian Books What's Next?: The Journey to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference

Pdf:What's Next?: The Journey to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference.About the Author Chris Hodges is the founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands. Under his leadership, Church of the Highlands has launched campuses all across the state of Alabama and has grown to more than 45,000 people attending weekly. He also cofounded the Association of Related Churches, launched a coaching network called GROW, and serves as chancellor of Highlands College, a two-year ministry training college. Chris and his wife, Tammy, have five children and live in Birmingham, Alabama. Read more

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What's Next? Study Guide: The Journey to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference

Pdf Christian Books What's Next? Study Guide: The Journey to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference

Pdf:What's Next? Study Guide: The Journey to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference.About the Author Chris Hodges is the founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands. Under his leadership, Church of the Highlands has launched campuses all across the state of Alabama and has grown to more than 45,000 people attending weekly. He also cofounded the Association of Related Churches, launched a coaching network called GROW, and serves as chancellor of Highlands College, a two-year ministry training college. Chris and his wife, Tammy, have five children and live in Birmingham, Alabama. Read more

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The Relentless Fight: The Power of the Gospel in the Fight Against Sin

Pdf Christian Books The Relentless Fight: The Power of the Gospel in the Fight Against Sin

Pdf:The Relentless Fight: The Power of the Gospel in the Fight Against Sin.How do you keep fighting when you keep failing? In the fight against our sin, we all are tempted toward discouragement and exhaustion. Defeat leaves us vulnerable to giving up the fight against sin. How do we endure? Andy Cimbala shares battle-tested insights and strategies that will help you fight your sin with power and wisdom. The Relentless Fight focuses on remembering the gospel, and how that good news motivates us to persevere in our fight for holiness. Expect to be encouraged, empowered, and equipped by this book for the great fight of faith!

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New Creation

Pdf Christian Books New Creation

Pdf:New Creation.New Creation is the unbelievable true story of how a young man from Texas would reconcile with his father and move to Washington, D.C., to start a church less than a mile from the Capitol Building. The ending is one that only God himself could have scripted. New Creation is a front row seat to watch a God-given idea become a reality. This book will challenge you to step out in faith, encourage you to give God everything, and remind you of God's unmatched power and providence. ZACK RANDLES is the founding pastor of Waterfront Church (waterfrontchurchdc.com) in Washington, D.C. He and wife, Autumn, have four children and their family resides in National Harbor, Maryland. Waterfront Church is a growing congregation located in the Navy Yard Neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

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Find Your Place: Locating Your Calling Through Your Gifts, Passions, and Story

Pdf Christian Books Find Your Place: Locating Your Calling Through Your Gifts, Passions, and Story

Pdf:Find Your Place: Locating Your Calling Through Your Gifts, Passions, and Story.About the Author Rob Wegner leads the Kansas City Underground, a decentralized network of reproducing disciples and microchurches in Kanas City, Missouri.  Previously, he served as teaching pastor at Granger Community Church in Granger, Indiana and at Westside Family Church in Kansas City. Rob also serves on the leadership team of NewThing and on the Exponential Network Team, leading learning communities and speaking at national church conferences.    Read more

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Becoming a Just Church: Cultivating Communities of God's Shalom

Pdf Christian Books Becoming a Just Church: Cultivating Communities of God's Shalom

Pdf:Becoming a Just Church: Cultivating Communities of God's Shalom.Review 'Adam Gustine has done the church in the United States a great service. Becoming a Just Church is one of those rare books possessing the potential to change the way we think about and do Christian ministry. . . . Becoming a Just Church provides both a theological framework as well as practical guidance on how followers of Jesus can live out the Great Commandment.' (From the foreword by Dennis Edwards, senior pastor, Sanctuary Covenant Church)'Adam Gustine writes with the heart of a pastor and the imagination of a prophet. Immersed in sincerity from Gustine's ministry journey, this is a lived story of repentance, a testament of how personal―even ecclesial―privilege can cede to God's transformative love. Becoming a Just Church provides a biblical approach for churches to seek shalom in their contexts, living as God's demonstration for the world to witness with wonder. Like a hearty Sunday benediction, every chapter should inspire many to live into God's dream of tomorrow for our world right now.' (José Humphreys, author, Seeing Jesus in East Harlem, pastor, Metro Hope Covenant Church, New York)'There is a generation of white evangelical Christians who are discovering God's beautiful and risky call to seek justice in this world. Unfortunately, many of these younger women and men were discipled in churches where justice was viewed as being either tangential to the gospel or a threat to it. The result is that as they grow close to God's heart for justice, these young Christians often move away from church. Becoming a Just Church demonstrates how unnecessary the gap between justice and church is. Rather than being an impediment to justice, Adam contends that our congregations are meant to provide the spiritual formation that matures us into people who don't simply do justice but who are just. He has written a book that is wise and practical. If we let these pages shape our imaginations, it's possible that generations of Christians will mature within just congregations. And what a hopeful future that would be!' (David Swanson, pastor, New Community Covenant Church, Chicago)'Adam approaches the topic of biblical justice from a position of humility and with the heart of a pastor. For any church looking to embrace God's heart for justice more deeply, you will find Becoming a Just Church to be a valuable theological and practical resource.' (Daniel Hill, author of White Awake, pastor of River City Community Church, Chicago)'Becoming a Just Church is not just another book about justice. It's like reading a memoir, a prophetic challenge, and a practical guide all in one. Adam Gustine writes neither from the high vantage point of the ivory tower of academia nor from a chip-on-the-shoulder condescending edge as if to display his superiority. Instead, he writes clearly with a posture of vulnerability and humble confidence rooted in praxis. Adam doesn't merely write about the importance of embodying justice within a local church; he lives it. This book will be helpful for any church or leader who isn't merely interested in doing justice because it's trendy, but instead who is committed to embodying the way of justice for the sake of God and his shalom.' (J.R. Briggs, founder of Kairos Partnerships, author of Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure)'Becoming a Just Church offers us a beautiful and deeply biblical vision of the church as the primary conduit of God's shalom (justice, wholeness, and harmony) invading our broken world. As Adam Gustine humbly shares his own often-faltering journey in discovering the centrality of God's justice for the gospel, he insightfully exposes the various reasons why white American evangelicals in particular tend to overlook this biblical vision, misunderstand God's justice, and frequently end up inadvertently contributing to the very injustice we are supposed to be confronting. Becoming a Just Church is a well-written, eye-opening, paradigm-shifting, prophetic and pastoral work that has the potential to fundamentally transform the way readers―and especially white evangelical readers―think about church and engage with issues of justice. If you've ever sensed that the church should be a greater force for transforming society, read this book!' (Greg Boyd, senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church, president of ReKnew.org)'Particularly for white evangelical Christians like me, 'justice' can easily become a fad, a program, or a means to another end. But as Adam Gustine argues in Becoming a Just Church, justice is a biblical idea that God intends for the whole church to embody as a community. With careful biblical analysis, practical examples, and a healthy dose of self-awareness, Gustine provides a road map for churches wanting to live out the biblical command to do justly.' (Matthew Soerens, US director of Church Mobilization, World Relief, coauthor of Welcoming the Stranger)'Adam Gustine is not only a thoughtful author, pastor, friend, and die-hard Notre Dame fan, he is a man committed to leading his church, and churches like yours, into a lifestyle of justice. Drawing on a sound theology, Gustine gently guides us into principled application. For those who want to follow Jesus on the narrow and hard road of church and city―shalom, this book is for you!' (John Teter, author of The Power of the 72, senior pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church)'I love it when pastors write about justice. Why? Because they keep it on the ground where real people live and struggle. With a genuine pastor's heart and years of experience, Adam Gustine combines a compelling theological vision of God's shalom and a practical way forward for churches to understand and live out that vision in their neighborhoods and beyond. He pulls this off with humility, grace, and grit. That is, far from coming off like he has it all figured out, Gustine offers insights wrought not just from triumphs but also from mistakes. He knows better than most that justice work is a journey. I for one am glad that Gustine is there to walk alongside us.' (Al Tizon, executive minister of Serve Globally, author of Whole and Reconciled)'Becoming a Just Church appropriately centers our call to do justice as actual congregations. With pastoral experience and care, Adam Gustine reminds us of our vocation as a prophetic and exilic people seeking shalom. This theologically astute resource is a must-read for evangelical churches, though most American congregations would do well to discuss and discern the significance of this book together.' (Drew G. I. Hart, assistant professor of theology at Messiah College, author of Trouble I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism)'Honestly, this book is now my top priority recommendation to every local church that is seeking to be faithful to God's call for justice. Clearly, we are living in a critical season, and the church needs to take action. But our paradigms for entering this work feel enshrouded in a thick fog of competing options and compartmentalized strategies. Adam Gustine is a prophetic guide for white Christians like me. He cuts to the quick and gets us focused back on first things first. This book leads straight to the root issues of justice, issues that begin with our own need to live out a communal alternative to the broken systems of the world. From this living 'demonstration plot,' we can become an authentic voice that extends God's justice out into the world in tangible ways. I hope churches, seminaries, and faith communities of every variation will buy this book in bulk, assign it for slow reflective reading, and follow it up with serious imaginative engagement.' (Paul Sparks, coauthor of The New Parish, cofounding director of the Parish Collective)'Becoming a Just Church isn't about ramping up your church's outreach activities, nor is it about the problem of injustice 'out there' that needs to be solved. It is about the church becoming who she was always intended to be by God's design: a people who reflect the shalom community of a triune God. Rooted in robust biblical theology that extends into a beautiful shalom-centered ecclesiology, anchored by stories from on-the-ground ministry to fuel our imagination, Adam Gustine draws from his pastoral experience and resources us with the practical wisdom we need to explore what it means to become a just church. Pastoral and prophetic in tone, this will be a gift for both pastors and laypeople alike in a time where we must all examine the question of what it means to be the people of God today.' (Juliet Liu, copastor at Life on the Vine Church, editorial director at Missio Alliance)'In Becoming a Just Church, Adam calls the church to awaken to its unique ability to be a beacon of hope. He challenges us to no longer sit on the sidelines and complain but to live out the great commandment and allow it to lead us down a path of justice that emanates from a true love for God and our neighbor.' (Jonathan Brooks, pastor of Canaan Community Church, author of Church Forsaken)'At this time in human history our awareness of a fractured and broken world is unavoidable. The body of Christ was one of Jesus' gifts to our broken world yet the privileged white American church is plagued by partisan divides, a compromised public witness, and the lack of urgency needed to undo injustice's oppression. It is hard to imagine a redemptive way forward for the privileged white American church, but this book reframes the much-needed narrative, digging deep into truth. Refuting cultural lies that keep the American church lulled to sleep and out of the important justice work God is doing in the world. The message of this book is a much-needed wake-up call. The message is a benefit for all Christians but most specifically for white privileged Christians; together we can move toward the repentance, healing, and redemption needed to alleviate injustice.' (Michelle Ferrigno Warren, author of The Power of Proximity)'Drawing on personal experience and writing from the heart, Adam Gustine shares how the church is called to work for change, justice, and social transformation. Becoming a Just Church provides practical steps and guidelines to guide the church toward new life. Gustine's prophetic vision instills hope to lead the next generation of faithful believers.' (Grace Ji-Sun Kim, associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion, author of Healing Our Broken Humanity)'God's church was always intended to be a vehicle for God's shalom. And Gustine helps us dream new dreams about what a church that leans into this calling could look like. He exhorts communities to not just do justice but also to embody justice in all aspects of community life. A helpful resource for Christian communities wanting to embody God's shalom in the communities where they are placed.' (Nikki Toyama-Szeto, executive director of ESA/The Sider Center)'I know many Christians that have to find organizations outside of their church to join with others in seeking social justice. What I appreciate most in Becoming a Just Church is that Adam Gustine insists that, although no efforts toward true social justice are bad, the church is God's preeminent vehicle for bringing wholeness, reconciliation, redemption, and justice to the world.' (Shane Blackshear, host of Seminary Dropout) Read more About the Author Adam L. Gustine leads CovEnterprises, a social enterprise initiative of Love Mercy Do Justice, for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is also the founder of Jubilee Ventures, an enterprise incubator in South Bend, Indiana dedicated to extending opportunity, restoration and ownership to the margins. He has pastored multiple churches in a wide variety of contexts and has a doctor of ministry degree from Missio Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Ann, are raising three kids to seek the shalom of their city South Bend. Read more

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The Walk Applied: Living the New Creation Life as a Citizen of God's Kingdom in a Secular World

Pdf Christian Books The Walk Applied: Living the New Creation Life as a Citizen of God's Kingdom in a Secular World

Pdf:The Walk Applied: Living the New Creation Life as a Citizen of God's Kingdom in a Secular World.The new and exciting approach of “The Walk Applied” brings to the Christian mileau a perspective that is rarely addressed: What does it mean to be a “Spiritual Being” operating in the Natural? What does it mean for me to be a “new creation in Christ”? What’s my real identity as a Christian? What is meant by the God’s Kingdom? What’s this “sonship” thing all about? What does it mean to be adopted? What does it mean to be a citizen of the Kingdom? Without a solid understanding of how God’s Kingdom works - a concept which is explained in great detail in both Testaments as we shall see - how can we ever truly understand how to approach Jesus in the way that the Father intended? The time for a truly unique and different rock solid biblical approach is certainly here. We live in urgent times that call for urgent measures that are totally founded in the absolute truth of God’s word. Every year, thousands upon thousands leave God’s churches for numerous reasons. The need for renewal and revival is well beyond desperation. We must respond. God commands us to. Jesus commissioned us to do it. People are lost and dying and going to hell for an eternity. It is nowhere near enough anymore to have people mumble the answer 3 questions and give them a pat on the head and tell them to find a church and read their Bible and pray. Jesus discipled 12 men into a truly authentic, life-changing relationship with Him, “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you”. That is what we are called to do. It has to be the “real deal” or else we’ve just wasted our time and theirs. THE REAL DEALI speak with Christians all the time who have grown disillusioned and disconnected. They're tired of “Church as usual”! Time and time again they tell me they want the "REAL DEAL." Indeed, there is a growing chorus of voices – especially among the young: “there’s gotta to be a better way!” The modern Christian milieu has become a raucous cacophony of competing theories, confusing doctrines, numerous Christian ideologies and countless screaming voices that express a profound and sad dissatisfaction. There has to be a better way. The sensible and different voice of “the Walk Applied” has been written to describe that better way. Indeed, it will be all too tempting to ignore or discard what follows and utter under your breath. “I’ve heard it all before” or “There’s nothing new under the sun” or “I’ve never even heard of this guy before” or perhaps “how could this possibly be any different?” I am going to ask you to give it one more shot. And yes, I promise you, it is different – profoundly so. Welcome to the “Real Deal.”TABLE OF CONTENTS - THE FALL AND THE FLESH - THE HEART BELIEF SYSTEM - SALVATION- THE NEW CREATION - AUTHORITY & SUBMISSION - THE PERSONAL CALL - THE KINGDOM - COMMUNING WITH CHRIST -THE GODLY MARRIAGE - HEALING AND RESTORATION - THE SPIRITUAL REALM - HEALING PASSAGES

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Don't Give Up: Journal

Pdf Christian Books Don't Give Up: Journal

Pdf:Don't Give Up: Journal.Life can leave you feeling depleted and weary. Anxiety is controlling your life and circumstances leave you feeling restless. You begin to feel like you'll never get it all done and you'll never measure up. By the end of the day, we often find ourselves feeling maxed out, over-whelmed, or lost. But God whispers to you, don't give up. There are many ways to say it. Keep going. Don't stop. Hang on. Hold fast. Stand firm. Our circumstances may look different, but the message of faith never changes. Don't give up. Designed as a thirty-five-day devotional journey, this journal connects the message of Don't Give Up to an in-depth study of Hebrews 11 and 12. Each day provides grace-centered devotional content and thoughtful discussion questions and exercises that can stand alone as a personal study, or act as a participant's guide for the Don't Give Up Video Series.

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An Overview of Spiritual Gifts: The Companion Guide to Healthy Growing Leaders’ Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Pdf Christian Books An Overview of Spiritual Gifts: The Companion Guide to  Healthy Growing Leaders’  Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Pdf:An Overview of Spiritual Gifts: The Companion Guide to Healthy Growing Leaders’ Spiritual Gifts Assessment.What are your spiritual gifts? When you accepted Christ, you received gifts from the Holy Spirit specifically for the purpose of building Christ’s Church on earth. Our Spiritual Gifts Assessment provides you with a report that lists your gifts in order of strength compared with thousands of others who have taken the same survey instrument. This is just the beginning of your journey. This companion guide will help you learn more about spiritual gifts in general and put what you’ve learned into action. Read about your gifts, then ask questions of those in your local body of Christ. As you become more familiar with the gifts of the Spirit for yourself we believe your will be better equipped to help others use their gifts as you go out into the world and make disciples!In this Overview of Spiritual Gifts, we provide a unified look into the Spirit-given gifts endowed upon every Christ follower at the time of their conversion and perhaps during their growth and maturing as a disciple of Jesus Christ. This book is not biased toward any particular theological background. If you are a Christ follower, or if you’re just seeking to understand what is meant by Spiritual Gifts, we believe there is something for you in this book!

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Natural Morning; A Devotional for Lent: (Or other times of spiritual emphasis)

Pdf Christian Books Natural Morning; A Devotional for Lent: (Or other times of spiritual emphasis)

Pdf:Natural Morning; A Devotional for Lent: (Or other times of spiritual emphasis).Lent is a time of rededication, of learning and giving ourselves more fully to the God who created us, saved us from ourselves, and continues to care for us every moment of our lives. This small book of daily devotionals will help you to keep your mind centered on Him each day and whether or not you give up something for Lent, be it desserts, smoking or whatever, the small stories will make you think, sometimes smile, sometimes tear up, but always, always point you back to the Savior whose life was given for us. If it isn't Lent when this book comes into your hands, it is still a good resource for a period of daily devotion; it takes 28 days to get a habit well integrated into your mind, and to worship Him daily for over a month will make it a good habit, not easily laid aside, that will bring you closer to Him and help you find the peace inside that His love brings in its wake. God bless you on your journey.J Traveler Pelton is a wife, mother, grandmother, a clinically licensed Independent Social Worker with supervisory status, has a private mental health practice and fluctuates between writing Christian fiction and non-fiction. She lives on a mini farm with her husband Dan, 6 alpaca, a flock of chickens, 3 Pomeranians, 4 Siamese cats, an Amazon parrot and 22 canaries. She and her husband have a small house church in which they serve their community as they find needs.

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The Disciplined Life

Pdf Christian Books The Disciplined Life

Pdf:The Disciplined Life.19 Reprint of 1962 Edition.  Full facsimile of the original edition and not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The disciplined life is the goal of all great leaders.  Every true Christian finds that his spiritual success is by way of the rigors of discipline.  In an era of entitlement, where the search for comfort and luxury drive behavior, here is a forthright treatment that is vitally needed by all Christians.  The author is both forthright and sympathetic, practical and yet weaves in a strong idealism.  He knows the current age in which he lives and spares it not.—From the Back Cover.Contents:Part I. The place of discipline in Christian living. ch. 1 Discipline the key to power -- National power -- Personal power -- When personal power tells -- ch. 2 Discipline the mark of maturity -- Appetites -- Emotions -- Moods -- Speech -- Priorities -- Adjustment to authority -- ch. 3 The perils of discipline -- A Christian perspective -- The danger of extremes -- Unchristian asceticism -- What about St. Paul? -- Undisciplined discipline -- ch. 4 Discipline and holiness -- Discipline is not holiness -- Discipline not a substitute -- Discipline not the way to holiness -- Suffering does not sanctify -- Holiness is the foundation -- Do the holy still need discipline? -- ch. 5 The case for imposed discipline -- The current awakening -- What kind of strength do we want? -- Civilizing with the rod -- Pampering does not feed love -- The scales are already tipped -- The fear motive -- Disciplining adults -- Part II. The path to discipline in Christian living. ch. 6 How to become a disciplined person -- No short cuts! -- Where to begin -- Training the body -- Whip the hard ones -- Cultivate punctuality -- Girding up the mind -- Exploiting the unexpected -- Love your critic -- Self-restraint -- Conquer gluttony! -- Learn to respect time tags -- Welcome the yokes of life -- Cultivate prayer patterns -- A philosophy of discipleship.

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Hearing God: Eliminate Myths. Encounter Meaning.

Pdf Christian Books Hearing God: Eliminate Myths. Encounter Meaning.

Pdf:Hearing God: Eliminate Myths. Encounter Meaning..About the Author NATHAN FINOCHIO is a teaching pastor at Hillsong New York City. In addition to teaching, preaching, and writing, Nathan is a worship leader and songwriter for the band The Royal Royal. Finochio lives in New York with his wife, Jasmine. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter One: The Myth of Easy ConversationSometimes when my wife, Jasmine, talks to me, I feel a bit like a conversational Indiana Jones. Deep beneath the ancient sands, I’m trying to make out the hieroglyphics that hold the information I need. The secret must be here! I think, frantic. The treasure!For example, let’s say she says “Whatever.” This does not mean a casual “Whatever,” like the “Whatever” one of my guy friends employs when I ask what movie we should watch or where we should grab a bite. When Jasmine says “Whatever,” it means I have somehow, in some way, failed miserably and that I need to retrace my steps and immediately make further inquiry to determine what I’m repenting for.In this example, I ask what’s wrong, and she responds with “Nothing.” What she’s really saying is precisely the opposite, that there is indeed something wrong and that I’m in a relational minefield. Explosives are hidden, and I must throw out every possible “Is it…?” or “Did I…?” scenario until I hit the mine. Boom.Now let’s say that Jasmine answers “It’s fine.” With the correct tonal inflection, this means nothing is fine. Everything has gone to the dogs. The world is about to end. I brace for impact and begin to apologize for anything that comes to mind, including the sins of my childhood.Admittedly, we’ve been married for only five years, and we do still have a ton to learn about communication. But we are learning, slowly. It’s not that Jasmine is bad at communicating; she’s great. And it’s not that I’m bad at listening. But I’m still learning to listen to her. She’s not a high-maintenance person—quite the opposite. Our goal is to converse more effectively. Why is that necessary? Because we’re different as people.The good news is that difficulty doesn’t doom possibility. As my relationship with Jasmine grows, so does my understanding of how she talks. How she expresses herself is not what I am used to. Okay. Buck up, Nathan!Through time spent, understandings, and misunderstandings, I’ve had to unlearn certain meanings of words and tones and learn Jasmine’s. And she’s had to learn mine. It’s taking longer than I had hoped, but it’s happening in the context of relationship, and it’s clarifying over time. I’m still not perfect, and I still have a long way to go. That process of “two becoming one” and “blending” plays out over a lifetime. But in the end—if we’re diligent—I’m sure we’ll be finishing each other’s…Sandwiches.Here’s the point: conversation grows as we do. Maturity and experience are linked to communication. If Jasmine and I get to our fiftieth wedding anniversary and we’re still exactly where we were at our fifth, something’s wrong. Why? Because relationships should grow.There are two myths about conversation that bite at the very foundation of hearing God. One is that hearing God is all about me. The other is that it is all about Him. The truth is that it’s about both, like any conversation is.If a conversation is all about the will, needs, wants, and life of one person, it’s a monologue. Yet that’s how many of us think about our conversations with God. Either they’re all about us (this kind of crazy focus on me, me, me) or all about Him (this kind of crazy focus on theology and His will that never considers that we’re real people too). Both views are immature on our part.What’s the goal in hearing God? Just as in marriage, it’s balance. Just as in marriage, it’s mutual understanding. Just as in marriage, it’s conversation.It’s All Who You KnowHearing God begins with relationship.Consider the type of revelation John the apostle had about Jesus and relate that to his proximity to Jesus. John was probably Jesus’s best friend. He was the last of the twelve disciples at the cross and the first one at the grave. John took care of Jesus’s mother, Mary, after Jesus’s death—at Jesus’s request. John laid his head on Jesus’s breast at the Last Supper. Five times in his gospel, John calls himself the one whom Jesus loved. It was his identity. And in this gospel, we have the most intimate glimpse of Jesus. About 80 percent of the material is also unique, telling us things the other three gospels don’t. We get an in-depth, transparent picture of Jesus—aside from what we see in the incredible (and terrifying) book of Revelation, which begins with a vision of Jesus in crazy power and glory.It’s easy to hear all that and think Goody for John. Must be great. So…what am I supposed to do? Here’s what: Start by understanding that Jesus desires closeness and intimacy with you. Understand that, through the Holy Spirit, that kind of relationship is possible, and that just as in relationships with friends and spouses, that relationship can grow in intimacy.If that’s true, then there’s hope for each of us to learn how to hear what God is truly saying. We can understand. He wants us to. But don’t take my word for it.To begin with, read the Acts passage that opens this chapter. Jesus, resurrected, reveals Himself to the disciples and hangs out with them over a period of forty days, speaking about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3). Don’t you wish they had recorded that discussion? Think about it. The risen Jesus is doing some crazy explaining to the disciples, filling in the gaps of what they didn’t understand about His death and resurrection. Not only has He been with these guys for more than three years—healing people, walking on water, showing them unparalleled signs, and telling secrets about Himself—but now He’s just been raised from the dead. He is Next-Level Jesus; He is Death-Defying Jesus; He is Walk-Through-Walls Jesus. And He’s explaining both Himself and the kingdom of God to them in a fuller, more robust way. All this is amazing, but what happens next is mind blowing.Here’s how the Finochio Amplified Version tells the story:They’re all at some secret, Jesus-followers-only location, and Jesus is thinking, Perfect—I’ve just come back from the dead and have spoken to my future church planters about the kingdom at length. They get it! Now I’m gonna go to the Father. Everything is perfect—mission accomplished.Jesus looks down at the ground, about to engage thrusters and blast off into the clouds, but just as He says Launch! internally and begins to lift into the air, the disciples grab His ankles and yell, “Wait! We have one more question!” Jesus is four feet off the ground, and they’re holding Him like small children gripping clusters of helium-filled balloons.Okay—so maybe it wasn’t quite like that. Just humor me for a minute.Hovering above the sand, Jesus answers, “What is it? What could I have possibly left out?”The disciples answer, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? Is that what You’re floating off to do? Destroy the Romans and Herods in an air assault? Should we meet You at the palace or temple, where You’ll assume command of the country and sit on the throne of Israel as the rightful heir of the Davidic dynasty? And do we all get sweet rings of power and large country estates from which we rule and reign over our beloved country with You?”Jesus sinks down like a deflated balloon and somewhat impatiently exclaims, “Look, it’s not for you to know what the Father is doing with respect to all that stuff. And yes, you’ll receive power—when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. Then you’ll be My witnesses in Jerusalem and throughout the world. Like I said before, it’s better that I go so that you have the Paraclete with you. He’s going to help you understand all this stuff you’re a bit hazy on, and even more! I’m out of here, guys. Peace!”After Jesus whips up into heaven, the disciples are all looking up like children who lost balloons, in a mix of befuddlement and grief. Two angels appear immediately as the guys are gazing into the distance, wondering what just happened.“Guys? Um, Jesus is gone. What are you staring at? Jesus will return the same way, so maybe stop staring so hard at the clouds, ’cuz He isn’t coming back right this moment. Go chill in Jerusalem and wait like He said.”The Gospels culminate in the total victory of Jesus and the almost-total failure of His disciples. The beginning of the book of Acts continues that narrative: Jesus is constantly explaining Himself and the kingdom of God to the disciples, and the disciples are constantly missing everything He’s communicating. But that same book of Acts shows this formerly wavering, dense, and impulsive group transformed into bold leaders and witnesses through the power Jesus promised. God’s fullest revelation of Himself is given to His friends, to those with whom He has close relationship. They are then asked to take it to others—everywhere. But it doesn’t get off to the smoothest start, does it?Here’s the point: God isn’t the problem when it comes to hearing Him; we are. In our minds we often put the burden of hearing God on God Himself. We walk around with our proverbial fingers in our ears or our cognitive and spiritual iPods on blast, and then we pray prayers like God, speak to me! But what if He has spoken to us? What if He is speaking to us? What if we’re missing the point—and we have been for years?My wife isn’t an alien; she just doesn’t think or speak the same way as I do. And the truth is that God doesn’t think or speak the way I think or speak either. If I want to hear Him, I’m the one who must change, not Him. But most Christians treat God as they treat others: they place themselves at the center of the universe and demand that others and God adopt their modus operandi.That’s how the disciples are acting in this passage: their ears are completely incapable of deciphering Jesus’s clear messages because they have an agenda that needs losing. Or better yet, they have a theology that needs losing.I need to stop and say something important before we go on with this. You may have read the preceding few paragraphs and thought, Yeah, I always knew the problem was with me. I knew I wasn’t good enough. I always find a way to mess up everything. Why would my relationship with God be any different?Stop that. Right now. Would you expect a guy married for five years to be able to communicate with his wife as though they’d been married for fifty? Of course not. Would you expect a toddler just learning to walk to run a marathon? Of course not. You jump up and down and praise them when they make it from the coffee table to the couch. There’s no shame and guilt in needing to grow.Because God is so humble and so foolishly in love with us (who are unfaithful and hard-hearted), He constantly climbs down to our level (as He did when he took on the form of a bondservant), speaking to us right where we are—even in the middle of our distorted agendas.John 21 is an incredible passage that illustrates Jesus’s rhetorical descent to Peter’s level. The depth of the exchange is easy to miss in English because there’s only one word for “love.” But the Greek language has four words—how nice! The first time Jesus asks Peter if he loves Him, Jesus uses the word for “unconditional” love, asking, “Do you agape Me?”Peter replies with a different word, the one for “friendship love”: “Yes, Lord, I phileo You.”Jesus asks again, “Peter, do you agape Me?”Peter replies, “Lord, I already told You—I phileo You!”Peter isn’t getting the point, so Jesus descends to Peter’s limited understanding of love and finally asks, “Peter, do you phileo Me?”Peter replies, “Yes, Lord, I phileo You.”Like a parent speaking baby talk to a toddler, Jesus adapts how He’s talking so that Peter will be on the same page with Him. This perfectly illustrates my point: the problem isn’t the heart or mouth of God but the hearts and ears of humanity. We need to grow.Fortunately, what we need is exactly what He wants. Read more

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Discipleship: What It Truly Means to Be a Christian - Collected Insights from A. W. Tozer

Pdf Christian Books Discipleship: What It Truly Means to Be a Christian - Collected Insights from A. W. Tozer

Pdf:Discipleship: What It Truly Means to Be a Christian - Collected Insights from A. W. Tozer.Do you long to be more like Christ?Discipleship lies at the center of Christian life and practice. It is a beautiful journey, in which each of us simultaneously attempt to become more like Christ and to help others do the same. It is our most important task on earth, but often it is neglected or misunderstood. A. W. Tozer, on the other hand, knew exactly what it meant to disciple and to be discipled. Discipleship: What It Truly Means to Be a Christian is a collection of Tozer's powerful and passionate message on discipleship.In it, you will learn about: the call, terms, and marks of discipleship; devotional practices; obedience; reproducing disciples. Whether you are a new believer or have known Christ for a lifetime, Tozer's words will encourage and inspire you to love Jesus more.Come and be discipled by this beloved spiritual writer.

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Joyful Surrender: 7 Disciplines for the Believer's Life

Pdf Christian Books Joyful Surrender: 7 Disciplines for the Believer's Life

Pdf:Joyful Surrender: 7 Disciplines for the Believer's Life.From the Back Cover Finding freedom and happiness in divine surrenderIn our age of instant gratification and if-it-feels-good-do-it attitudes, self-discipline is often overlooked. Yet it may be one of the most important lost virtues of our time. In Joyful Surrender, former missionary and beloved author Elisabeth Elliot offers her understanding of discipline and its value for people of all times. She shows you how to · discipline your mind, body, possessions, time, and feelings· overcome anxiety· change poor habits and attitudes· trust God in times of trial and hardship· let Him have control in all areas of lifeElliot masterfully and gently takes you through Scripture, personal stories, and incisive observations to help you discover the understanding that your fulfillment as a human being depends on your answer to God's call to obedience.Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was one of the most perceptive and popular Christian writers of the last century. The author of more than twenty books, including Passion and Purity and The Journals of Jim Elliot, Elliot offered guidance and encouragement to millions of readers worldwide. Read more About the Author Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was one of the most perceptive and popular Christian writers of the last century. The author of more than 20 books, including Passion and Purity and The Journals of Jim Elliot, Elliot offered guidance and encouragement to millions of readers worldwide. Read more

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When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt

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Pdf:When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt.Pastor Dominic Done reveals how doubt can deepen faith and provides readers with a way to wrestle and ask questions while growing ever closer to God.Wrestling with faith and doubt can be profoundly lonely and isolating. Some suffer in silence while others abandon belief altogether, assuming doubt is incompatible with faith. Dominic Done believes this is both tragic and deeply mistaken. In When Faith Fails, Done writes of his own experience with faith and doubt, using Scripture, literature, and the lives of others who have doubted to argue that not only is questioning normal but it is often a path toward a rich and vibrant faith. Taking up specific issues that often create doubt--the silence of God, the place of science, offensive portions of Scripture, and the problem of suffering--Done offers practical ways for Christians to move through doubt into deep faith, a faith that wrestles, celebrates questions, and embraces the mystery of belief.

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Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, Shipwrecks, and Snakes in Your Life

Pdf Christian Books Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, Shipwrecks, and Snakes in Your Life

Pdf:Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, Shipwrecks, and Snakes in Your Life.Review “If you desire God to influence the way you think, live, and lead, then read Shake Free. I love the challenge given by Samuel Rodriguez when he calls us to trust God in life by pursuing plan G…God’s plan for us! He writes, ‘He is your plan A, plan B, plan C—there can be no other plan.’ Each of us needs this encouragement. Reading Shake Free not only will help you to be released from the things that bind you today but also will prepare you to enter the future that God has for you.” —Dr. Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church and president of the National Day of Prayer “It is not always outside forces preventing us from excelling in the ways God intended. Sometimes our own insecurities and fears hinder us from reaching our greatest potential. In his new book, Shake Free, Sam Rodriguez will help you break free of emotional, mental, and spiritual burdens in your life. This book is necessary for all those who are ready to take back control of their lives!” —DeVon Franklin, producer and New York Times best-selling author “In Shake Free Samuel Rodriguez explains that God’s way is not just the best way; it’s the only way. I believe that God has uniquely gifted him to be a voice to our world at this time. This book not only communicates God’s heart for you—it will change your life!” —Robert Morris, founding senior pastor of Gateway Church and best-selling author of The Blessed Life and The God I Never Knew “Samuel Rodriguez is a man of God I believe everyone needs to hear. His latest book, Shake Free, captures his heart to see people experience freedom and fulfillment. Read this book and begin living a life of strength and security that overcomes every challenge you face.” —Dr. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church “In Shake Free Sam Rodriguez uses one of the more detailed events in the New Testament—the apostle Paul’s incredible sea journey that ended in a shipwreck—to reveal how anyone caught up in a life journey that appears headed for catastrophe may find the way to safety and spiritual growth. Just as Paul ‘shook off’ the viper that threatened his life, so we, through the power of the Spirit, can shake off the problems and challenges that are keeping us from true freedom in Christ.” —Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and president of the Urban Alternative Read more About the Author SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ is president of NHCLC/Conela, an international organization of more than 500,000 evangelical churches. He is a sought after voice with media and government leaders and in 2017 became the first Hispanic pastor to offer a prayer at a U.S. inaugural ceremony. Rodriguez earned his Master's degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University and is the author of Be Light and The Lamb's Agenda. He serves as senior pastor of New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their three children. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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4 Chair Discipling: What Jesus Calls Us to Do

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Pdf:4 Chair Discipling: What Jesus Calls Us to Do.Dann Spader is a disciple-maker who has spent his adult life exploring what it means to take someone from being a seeker to making disciples themselves. Over 750,000 people in 80 countries have been trained to make disciples through organizations he has led. Through studying the life of Christ and his disciple-making methods, Dann developed 4 Chair Discipling, a simple picture for others to follow. Jesus' last words on earth had a few very specific instructions: Go, make disciples, baptize, and teach.But what does that mean for us today? Well, it's not easy. But it is simple. Teacher and leader Dann Spader explains disciple-making as a process of moving people through four chairs, from someone seeking to know more about Christ to someone who makes disciples themselves.Chair 1: Come and See (John 1:39)Chair 2: Follow Me (John 1:43)Chair 3: Become a Fisher of Men (Matthew 4:19)Chair 4: Go and Bear Fruit (John 15:16)In the process of his four year ministry, Jesus realized that different people are at different stages of growth and development, and he works to challenge each of them to the next level. In 4 Chair Discipling, you'll get a clear and simple picture of how to follow in Jesus' footsteps and do the same thing.

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Christians on the Job: Winning at Work Without Compromising Your Faith

Pdf Christian Books Christians on the Job: Winning at Work Without Compromising Your Faith

Pdf:Christians on the Job: Winning at Work Without Compromising Your Faith.How does a believer compete and succeed in a secular workplace while still making his or her faith a priority? Through a collection of real-life stories and anecdotes, business professor and Chrisian counselor Dr. David Goetsch gives anxious believers the practical advice and reassurance they need to live strong in their faith while making a living.

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Holy Roar: 7 Words That Will Change the Way You Worship

Pdf Christian Books Holy Roar: 7 Words That Will Change the Way You Worship

Pdf:Holy Roar: 7 Words That Will Change the Way You Worship.What does it mean to praise God? In the ancient world, something extraordinary happened when God's people gathered to worship him. It was more than just singing; it was a declaration, a proclamation, a time to fully embody praise to God for who he is and what he has done. In fact, in the Psalms, seven Hebrew words are translated into the English word praise, each of which represents a different aspect of what it means to truly praise God.In Holy Roar, Chris Tomlin and Darren Whitehead share a fresh perspective from the worship practices of the ancient world. Grow in your understanding of praise as Darren offers unique insights. Be inspired as Chris shares how those insights take shape in the stories behind some of your favorite worship songs, including "How Great Is Our God", "We Fall Down", and "Good Good Father". Whether for your own personal use or for use in your small church group, Holy Roar provides insight and encouragement to deepen your practice of praise.Become a part of the holy roar.

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Jesús siempre [Jesus Always]: Descubre el gozo en su presencia [Discover Joy in His Presence]

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Pdf:Jesús siempre [Jesus Always]: Descubre el gozo en su presencia [Discover Joy in His Presence].El primer devocional de 365 días de Sarah Young desde Jesús te llama.Con nuevos escritos y reflexiones personales, la autora numero uno del New York Times Sarah Young, trae el mensaje de gozo de Jesús para hoy y todos los días.Vive la experiencia de la verdadero gozo, ahora y siempre. La vida está llena de dificultades, pérdida, tristeza, miedo. En medio de estos desafíos, el gozo se parece imposible o fuera del alcance. Pero Jesús tiene para sus hijos más que una vida de esfuerzo, dolor y descontento. Él ofrece vida abundante, vida plena, ¡vida rebosante de gozo!Jesús siempre, el nuevo devocional de 365 días, nació como parte de la exploración de Sarah Young en las promesas de gozo encontrada en las Escrituras. Redactado como si el mismo Jesús hablara directamente al oyente, Jesús siempre te invita a una nueva vida, una vida llena de gozo.Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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The Liturgy of Saint Gregory the Theologian: Critical Text with Translation and Commentary

Pdf Christian Books The Liturgy of Saint Gregory the Theologian: Critical Text with Translation and Commentary

Pdf:The Liturgy of Saint Gregory the Theologian: Critical Text with Translation and Commentary.This book, which builds on work done in a dissertation in Ancient Greek literature, which was defended at the University of Zurich in 2014, offers a new edition of the Liturgy of St. Gregory the Theologian based on the manuscripts of the Greek version of the text: Parisinus Graecus 325, the Kacmarcik Codex and the Wadi n’Natrun fragments. The edition, which is one of the only editions to include sections outside the Anaphoral prayers, builds on and supplements the work that prior scholars have done on the Greek text, such as Gerhards, who edited the Anaphora of the liturgy, and Macomber, who worked with the text in the Kacmarcik Codex. In addition to the edition, this book offers a translation of the text, as well as a commentary. The commentary looks at literary elements, such as intertextuality, philosophical and theological elements and the programmatic use of language. The commentary also attempts to clear up some of the fundamental questions about this text. While many of these questions have been discussed before in the secondary literature dealing with this liturgy, or liturgies generally, often the discussion was limited only in a context that dealt with a partial picture of the text. One of these fundamental questions, among many, concerns the placement of the text in time. The Greek manuscripts are clustered relatively late, in the fourteenth century. Despite this, the liturgy does not seem to be a composition of the Middle Ages, the Coptic versions of the text, for example, date from much earlier, the sixth century or so. Is the Greek text, then, a translation of a Coptic original? A few pieces of internal evidence suggest otherwise, that instead, the late manuscripts of the Greek text are the only extant manuscripts in a much longer tradition. By looking at one of the unique features of the text, the pervasive direct address of Christ, the commentary teases out the origin of the text as an anti-Arian polemical work of the theologically turbulent fourth century. Another important question that is discussed in the commentary is the question of geographic provenance, where was this liturgy first written. As with the discussion of the dating of the text, this is initially a difficult question. The Greek and Coptic versions of the text are not in use outside of Egypt, and there are other liturgical texts attributed to St. Gregory the Theologian in other liturgical families, a Syrian Anaphora as well as an Armenian liturgy, this seems to suggest that this text belongs to the Alexandrinian family of liturgies. There are a few prayers, however, which the Egyptian Liturgy of St. Gregory has in common with the Byzantine Liturgy of St. Basil. This would not be unusual, as the Byzantine liturgies exerted a great deal of influence on the other eastern liturgical families, the shared prayers, however, address Christ, implying that they were not borrowed from the Liturgy of St. Basil by the Liturgy of St. Gregory, but the other way around. This implies, then, that the liturgy is not originally from Egypt, but from Cappadocia, or the environs around Constantinople.

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The Apostles' Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits

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Pdf:The Apostles' Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits.About the Author R. Albert Mohler Jr. has been called 'one of America's most influential evangelicals' (Economist) and the 'reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement' (Time.com). The president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he writes a popular blog and a regular commentary, available at AlbertMohler.com, and hosts two podcasts: The Briefing and Thinking in Public. He is the author of many books, including We Cannot Be Silent and The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down, and has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and on programs such as NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America, and PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He and his wife, Mary, live in Louisville, Kentucky.     Read more

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The Apostles' Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits

Pdf Christian Books The Apostles' Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits

Pdf:The Apostles' Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits.The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary reveals how understanding and living out of the oldest summary of Christian belief leads to a confident, bold, joy-filled existence in a world of confusion and uncertainty.The Apostles' Creed has shaped and guided Christian faith for almost 2,000 years. Few documents in the history of the church have similar influence on the life of ordinary believers. Shared by Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox traditions, the Apostles' Creed is perhaps the most compelling and formidable statement of Christian doctrine the world has ever known. But do we know what it really means - and how it applies to us today?In The Apostles' Creed, renowned theologian and Pastor R. Albert Mohler Jr. works line-by-line and phrase-by-phrase through each section of the Creed, explaining in clear terms what it means and how it equips Christians to live faithfully in a post-Christian culture. From understanding the nature of the Trinity and the miracle of the Incarnation to the world-shaking truth of the resurrection and the hope of Christ's return, the theological heritage contained in this ancient statement has the power to shape us for vibrant and steadfast living today. The Apostles' Creed tells us how.

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Draw Near: Hebrews on Christian Worship

Pdf Christian Books Draw Near: Hebrews on Christian Worship

Pdf:Draw Near: Hebrews on Christian Worship.Review The book of Hebrews is often ignored as a resource for both the formation of Christian worship and the formation of Christians through worship. Draw Near provides a welcome corrective. This new educational resource guides congregations and participants through what has often been considered difficult material in a new way. It stimulates intellectual knowledge and the spiritual fruit of sincere praise of God through participation in the temple of the New Covenant—Jesus Christ, our Great High Priest.The Rev. Nathan G. Jennings, J. Milton Richardson Associate Professor of Liturgics and Anglican Studies and Director of Community Worship, Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX Read more

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The Pie Lady: Classic Stories from a Mennonite Cook and Her Friends

Pdf Christian Books The Pie Lady: Classic Stories from a Mennonite Cook and Her Friends

Pdf:The Pie Lady: Classic Stories from a Mennonite Cook and Her Friends.Review 'With sweet slices of nostalgia, The Pie Lady feeds the soul. This is some of the most beautiful writing I've ever read. If you buy only one book this year, make it this one.'--Sherry Gore, author of The Plain Choice and Me, Myself, and Pie'Imagine a book that transports you right back to Grandma's kitchen. . . . The Pie Lady is that kind of a book. Charming stories frame time-trusted recipes, each one worth remembering.'--Suzanne Woods Fisher, author of Amish Peace and Anna's Crossing'Don't be surprised if Greta Isaac's descriptions of food preparation and presentation compel you to the kitchen, as they did me, to craft and share your own Pie Lady moments.'--Sheila J. Petre, author of Thirty Little Fingers 'The Pie Lady warms, relaxes, and comforts. It's not only about cooking. When you're done reading the stories of these thirty-two Pie Ladies, you'll be surprised at how much you've learned about living life.'--Barbara Classen, author of Prayers and Peanut Butter'I'm grateful that this book exists. Mennonite foodways are about more than food; they're connections to family, faith, and history.'--Hannah Faith Notess, author of The Multitude'Why merely make a pie when you could make a pie and a story at the same time? In The Pie Lady, Greta Isaac does exactly that, weaving simple stories of simple lives with the mouthwatering recipes of the women who lived them.'--Lucinda J. Miller, author of Anything but Simple Read more About the Author Greta Isaac is a Mennonite writer and homemaker who lives on a farm in Kansas with her husband and four children. She writes for her friends and her family, and occasionally for Purpose and other magazines. Isaac and her family are members of a Mennonite church near their home. Read more

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Amish Voices: A Collection of Amish Writings

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Pdf:Amish Voices: A Collection of Amish Writings.About the Author Brad Igou is president and co-owner of Amish Country Tours in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and publisher of Amish Country News. Igou is past board chair of Discover Lancaster and recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award. He also created the Amish Visit-In-Person Tour, which gives visitors the opportunity to personally meet and talk with the Amish where they live and work. Read more

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Caring for the Low German Mennonites: How Religious Beliefs and Practices Influence Health Care

Pdf Christian Books Caring for the Low German Mennonites: How Religious Beliefs and Practices Influence Health Care

Pdf:Caring for the Low German Mennonites: How Religious Beliefs and Practices Influence Health Care.Review What happens when health care providers meet patients whose religious views contrast with mainstream health practices? This book focuses on a unique religious group, the Low German Mennonites, to examine the ways in which beliefs and practices influence members’ interactions with the health care system. Drawing on nearly twenty years of research, Judith Kulig presents a meticulous account and vivid illustration of the influence of religion on Low German Mennonites’ conceptions of health and illness, women’s health, death and dying, and mental health. In doing so, she identifies the overlaps and differences between the norms of that community and those of the health care system. She elucidates a process for acknowledging and respectfully inquiring about a patient’s beliefs, and for taking them into account in the planning of care and implementation of treatment. As she argues, health care providers must develop cultural competence to provide effective care for their patients. This book serves as a rich and detailed example of working respectfully and effectively with a minority religious group. Kulig shows that trust and understanding are key to providing appropriate and equitable health care. Read more Book Description A meticulous account and vivid illustration of the influence of religious beliefs on health practices, this book is essential reading for health care practitioners and students working with religiously diverse populations in Canada. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction

Pdf Christian Books The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction

Pdf:The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction.Habits form us more than we form them. The modern world is a machine of 1,000 invisible habits, forming us into anxious, busy, and depressed people. We yearn for the freedom and peace of the gospel but remain addicted to our technology, shackled by our screens, and exhausted by our routines. But because our habits are the water we swim in, they are almost invisible to us. What can we do about it? The answer to our contemporary chaos is to practice a rule of life that aligns our habits to our beliefs. The Common Rule offers four daily and four weekly habits, designed to help us create new routines and transform frazzled days into lives of love for God and neighbor. Justin Earley provides concrete, doable practices, such as a daily hour of phoneless presence or a weekly conversation with a friend. These habits are "common" not only because they are ordinary, but also because they can be practiced in community. They have been lived out by people across all walks of life - businesspeople, professionals, parents, students, retirees - who have discovered new hope and purpose. As you embark on these life-giving practices, you will find the freedom and rest for your soul that comes from aligning belief in Jesus with the practices of Jesus.

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Happy Easter! Religious Coloring Book: of Christian Coloring Quotes and Cute Easter Bunny Spring Designs - Easter Basket Stuffers for Kids and Adults

Pdf Christian Books Happy Easter! Religious Coloring Book: of Christian Coloring Quotes and Cute Easter Bunny Spring Designs - Easter Basket Stuffers for Kids and Adults

Pdf:Happy Easter! Religious Coloring Book: of Christian Coloring Quotes and Cute Easter Bunny Spring Designs - Easter Basket Stuffers for Kids and Adults.Happy Easter! Celebrate Easter with this religious themed coloring book with super cute designs! Be inspired by the 30+ Spring designs to Color in this book. This coloring book makes a great Easter Activity for kids, teens, adults and toddlers. Have hours of fun coloring Christian quotes as well as: Easter Bunny, Lamb of God, Animals with Bunny Ears, Spring Flowers, Butterflies, Palm Leaves, Easter Baskets, Chicks, Painted Easter eggs, Cross, Llamas, Sloths, Chocolate Bunnies, Rainbows, Sunshine, Hanging Eggs, Crucifix, Jelly Beans, Sun, Bees, Ladybugs, Birds and so much more!Includes Christian Quotes to Color:He is RisenJesus LivesHip Hop Pray#BlessedI know that my Redeemer LivesSilly Rabbit Easter is for JesusGod paints the World with FlowersAnd so much more! 

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A Place at the Table: Fresh Recipes for Meaningful Gatherings

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Pdf:A Place at the Table: Fresh Recipes for Meaningful Gatherings.About the Author Kelly Minter is passionate about teaching the Bible. When she’s not singing, writing, or speaking, you can find her picking homegrown vegetables, enjoying her six nieces and nephews or riding a boat along the Amazon river with Justice & Mercy International. A Southern transplant, she delights in college football, long walks, and a diner mug of coffee with her closest friends.   Read more

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What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything

Pdf Christian Books What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything

Pdf:What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything.Review “Rob Bell is at it again. Love him or loathe him, the theological provacateur says it’s time to rethink the Bible.”  (Relevant)“With pastoral prodding, Rob Bell helps us see that scripture is a masterpiece of penetrating subtleties crafted by ancient authors with a transformative vision for humanity. Bell reminds us that the Bible is neither simple nor mundane, but worthy of our full attention.” (Peter Enns, author of The Sin of Certainty and host of The Bible For Normal People podcast) Read more About the Author Rob Bell is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and spiritual teacher. His books include Love Wins, How to Be Here, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, Velvet Elvis, The Zimzum of Love, Sex God, Jesus Wants to Save Christians, and Drops Like Stars. He hosts the weekly podcast The Robcast, which was named by iTunes as one of the best of 2015. He was profiled in The New Yorker and in TIME Magazine as one of 2011’s hundred most influential people. He and his wife, Kristen, have three children and live in Los Angeles. Read more

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The Merciful Humility of God: The 2019 Lent Book

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Pdf:The Merciful Humility of God: The 2019 Lent Book.Review “Williams writes with a subtle simplicity, great insight, and an enviable ability to help us see the familiar in a new light. Each chapter is usefully followed by suggestions for personal or group response and for further reading ... for many people [this] will be their obvious choice for the season.” ―Church Times Read more About the Author Dr Jane Williams is Director of Studies at St Mellitus College in London and an author and theologian. Read more

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Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy

Pdf Christian Books Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy

Pdf:Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy.Review “I had never read a book like this before. If you are hurting or trying to help someone who is, or if you are attempting to lead your church to recover and experience what God’s Word teaches about lament, this is a book you will want to read.”―Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary“Born in a father’s grief and marked with a pastor’s wisdom, Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy teaches each of us and the church how to pray along the journey of loss and despair. Vroegop presents biblical guidelines for bringing honest complaint and bold petition before God and for choosing to steadfastly trust in the One whose mercies never end.”―M. Daniel Carroll R., Blanchard Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College“Too often Christians feel the pressure to pretend the gospel diminishes pain, while others lament their pain void of biblical truth and hope. I have longed for years for a book to demonstrate a balance on this issue. Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy captures beautifully the unique and powerful grace of the gospel in Christian lament. The book is well written, winsome, and refreshingly transparent. I wept as I read it.”―Brian Croft, Senior Pastor, Auburndale Baptist Church, Louisville; Founder, Practical Shepherding; Senior Fellow, Church Revitalization, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary“Lament is the language of exiles and aliens, of the suffering and downcast. But it is also the language of a people who know how the story ends. This book teaches us that pouring out our complaint to God is an act of faith and hope. In a world where sorrow has been politicized and death hidden away, let Mark Vroegop teach you the Christian language of lament that gives voice to our sadness and our desperate need for God.”―Abigail Dodds, author, (A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ“Until Christ returns or calls us home, lament will be our God-given language for finding faith to endure in a fallen world. This book will help the church become more fluent in the language of lament and thus more conversant with the God who has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.”―Collin Hansen, Editorial Director, The Gospel Coalition; author, Blind Spots“When our lives encounter inevitable pain, we need perspective and power to survive and thrive through the weight of the burden. Vroegop masterfully converges his own testimony of anguish with rich insight into the nature and promises of our God, who weeps, grieves, and cares deeply for his children. This book will serve as a toolbox and treasure to your soul.”―Daniel Henderson, President, Strategic Renewal International; author, Transforming Prayer and Old Paths, New Power“This book gives real hope to those in deep valleys. Vroegop challenges us to speak up through tears and tell God what hurts in a raw and real way that results in even deeper reverence. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to hope against hope in a God who listens even when we complain, who answers even when we doubt.”―Garrett Higbee, Director of Pastoral Care, Great Commission Collective“Lament is not just tears or pain in our own soul; lament is inviting Christ to come alongside our casket of loss. Lament is not just a prayer; it is a prayer expressing our pain in our fallen world. Lament does not stop at pain; through Christ’s comforting presence, lament enriches our trust in our Father of compassion. Anyone who wants to learn biblically and experientially how to candidly call out to our comforting Father would benefit greatly from this book.”―Robert W. Kelleman, Vice President of Strategic Development and Academic Dean, Faith Bible Seminary; author, God’s Healing for Life’s Losses and Grief: Walking with Jesus“Profound. Tender. Strengthening. Crucial. Wise. This book helped me see something that’s basic to Christianity that I hadn’t fully grasped as basic. I began rereading it with my wife before finishing it the first time. Every pastor, counselor―and indeed, every Christian―should read it.”―Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director, 9Marks; author, The Rule of Love“Mark Vroegop reminds us that grief and sorrow are not the denial of God’s presence or a lack of faith in God’s sovereign care. God calls us to lament, to give expression to our pain and sorrow, which in turn leads to authentic hope, healing, and health. Vroegop shepherds our hearts and shows us the path to discovering ‘deep mercy in dark clouds.’ This book is a hope-filled treasure!”―Crawford W. Loritts Jr., Senior Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, Georgia; author, Unshaken; Host, Living a Legacy“This book shouts to us from the Psalms and Lamentations: It’s okay to cry, to grieve, to wonder why, and to come to God with our doubts and fears. Our heavenly Father can handle it. And in the end, he shows us grace and mercy. This book is a wonderful antidote to the feel-good, happy, and superficial platitudes of so much of modern evangelicalism.”―Erwin W. Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus, The Moody Church, Chicago“There were seasons in my life when I really needed this book but did not have it. So I have read it now with both delight and regret: delight that it is finally here and regret that it was not here sooner. I have found myself saying, ‘I wish I had known that,’ or ‘I wish I had done that.’ The sooner you read this book, the less you will say those things to yourself!”―Jason C. Meyer, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis“Mark Vroegop winsomely introduces us to the lost art of lament. From the outside, the world of lament looks dark and foreboding, but as you enter it, light will shine on your soul in startling ways.”―Paul E. Miller, Executive Director, seeJesus; author, A Praying Life and J-Curve“Mark Vroegop has written a book that is a gift to the church―both to the one suffering and to the one who wants to help the sufferer. Through his own personal loss and practice of lament, he helpfully guides us in lament, showing us that to lament is Christian and to lament is to find hope even in the greatest pain.”―Courtney Reissig, author, Glory in the Ordinary“Vroegop’s message is forged out of his personal journey, which validates the high value of healing through lament. But more importantly, he takes us to key passages of Scripture that assure us that God welcomes our agonizing cries of complaint as a step toward his grace and strength in our time of need.”―Joseph M. Stowell, President, Cornerstone University; author, The Upside of Down and Redefining Leadership“This book is born out of personal tragedy and loss. It is a gold mine of help for those who have suffered deep wounds from loss. Mark Vroegop masterfully blends his personal life, pastoral experience, and biblical exposition into a volume that shows how God’s grace in lament and the cry of the heart in prayer teach you to trust God’s purposes.”―John D. Street, Chair, Graduate Department in Biblical Counseling, The Master’s University and Seminary; President, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors“If you allow it, this book will draw tears, unveil smiles, heal old wounds, increase your biblical understanding, and bring peace. Mark Vroegop gracefully points the way to the biblical light of mercy and hope amid misery and despair. Your pain can become a platform for helping others rather than a pit of self-pity, and this book will help you arrive at that better destination.”―Thomas White, President, Cedarville University“I am intensely grateful for Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy and would place it among the most important and influential books I’ve read in the past few years. If you are going through hard times, this book may provide more insight and comfort than any other book except for the Bible. If you are in ministry, please allow Vroegop to help you discover how ‘the grace of lament’ can serve the many hurting people in your congregation.”―Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Praying the Bible“God has lovingly immersed one of his outstanding Bible expositors into the depths of human sorrow so that the rest of us can learn from him the important grace of lament. Through the tragic loss of his daughter, Mark has reflected deeply, studied the Bible carefully, and written beautifully to help us all walk more closely with our Savior.”―Sandy Willson, Interim Senior Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama“I have watched as Mark Vroegop and his wife have navigated the difficult journey of loss, and I have witnessed in their lives the sweet fruit of godly lament. Vroegop provides a hope-filled guide to experiencing the mercy of God in the darkest nights, through the vital, healing grace of lament.”―Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, author, Adorned; Teacher and Host, Revive Our Hearts Read more About the Author Mark Vroegop (MDiv, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary) is the lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a conference speaker, a council member with the Gospel Coalition, a trustee of Cedarville University, and the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy. Mark blogs at markvroegop.com.Joni Eareckson Tada is founder and CEO of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center, which ministers to thousands of disabled people and their families through programs of practical encouragement and spiritual help. She is also an artist and the author of numerous best-selling books such as Joni; Heaven: Your Real Home; and When God Weeps. Read more

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Can't Make This Stuff Up!: Finding the Upside to Life's Downs

Pdf Christian Books Can't Make This Stuff Up!: Finding the Upside to Life's Downs

Pdf:Can't Make This Stuff Up!: Finding the Upside to Life's Downs.About the Author Susannah B. Lewis is an author, blogger, and humorist. She's had several articles and videos go viral and has been featured in Erma Bombeck's Humor Writers, Parents magazine, US Weekly, and Reader’s Digest. Susannah lives with her husband, children, and dogs in Tennessee. You can find her online and on social media @whoasusannah. Read more

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Can't Make This Stuff Up!: Finding the Upside to Life's Downs

Pdf Christian Books Can't Make This Stuff Up!: Finding the Upside to Life's Downs

Pdf:Can't Make This Stuff Up!: Finding the Upside to Life's Downs.In her highly-anticipated nonfiction debut, humorist and popular blogger Susannah B. Lewis (Whoa! Susannah) uses dry wit and an eye for the absurd to find laughter in even the most challenging circumstances.Millions of online fans have flocked to Susannah B. Lewis's hysterical, take-no-prisoners videos that capture her uproarious yet deeply faithful view of the world. Now she brings to book form her keen eye for the absurd as she reveals her experiences growing up in a small Tennessee town. From the time an escaped albino panther wandered into her backyard to the Thanksgiving when an egg in the table's centerpiece hatched a baby chicken to the kind neighbors who brought casseroles in Tupperware for months - even years - after her father died when she was just 11 years old, the stories she tells delve deeply into the rich culture of the South that molded her. Clinging to the promises of God in times of grief and looking for every opportunity to laugh, Lewis is the wry yet wise girl next door who invites you to sit a spell beside her on the front porch. 

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Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape

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Pdf:Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape.Growing up Amish and leaving the fold, Emma Gingerich left her Amish community in Eagleville, Missouri, at the age of 18. Her memoir Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape captivates even the timid listener. Disagreeing with the beliefs of Amish traditions and upbringing, the pressure became too much for her to bear. Forced to make a personal decision, Emma found the courage to leave the only life she had ever known. She had no idea the emotional turmoil she'd inflict on her family and friends. The emotional reactions of her parents, brothers, and sisters, were gut-wrenching. Considered no longer a daughter or a sister, temporarily exiled, Emma found a way to be free. Education became her priority as she found her place in the "English" world. This true story is a rare glimpse into the life of a brave young woman.

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Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook: Over 200 Recipes for Carry-In Favorites with Tips for Making the Most of the Occasion

Pdf Christian Books Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook: Over 200 Recipes for Carry-In Favorites with Tips for Making the Most of the Occasion

Pdf:Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook: Over 200 Recipes for Carry-In Favorites with Tips for Making the Most of the Occasion.Book Description New, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is a must-have cookbook for anyone who loves a good potluck. Amish culture thrives around gathering to worship, work, and play, and these are the recipes they enjoy sharing with one another. Over 200 recipes are presented in a full-color book with lay-flat binding.   Read more About the Author New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages.  With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nation's most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards. Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com.  Read more

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Amish Life: A Photographic Celebration of Modern Amish Life

Pdf Christian Books Amish Life: A Photographic Celebration of Modern Amish Life

Pdf:Amish Life: A Photographic Celebration of Modern Amish Life.About the Author Dr. Daniel Rodriguez is a freelance photographer based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He has been taking images of the Amish and Old Order Mennonites for the past several years in Pennsylvania and other states. His images have appeared in published works such as The Amish of Lancaster County, by Donald Kraybill and Horse-and-Buggy Mennonites by Donald Kraybill and James P. Hurd. Daniel’s images have been used by The Associated Press, The Mennonite Weekly Review, Prism Magazine, and other publications. He is an experienced Mountain Biker and enjoys riding around Lancaster County farmland capturing the unexpected moments of life in the Plain Communities. Read more

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Angelic Mistakes: The Art of Thomas Merton

Pdf Christian Books Angelic Mistakes: The Art of Thomas Merton

Pdf:Angelic Mistakes: The Art of Thomas Merton.Review 'Kudos to Roger Lipsey for opening up Thomas Merton's visual art, which has been largely ignored until now by his reading public as well as by most Merton scholars and interpreters of his work. Our gratitude for Angelic Mistakes is boundless, both to the author and the publisher. This richly illustrated volume is the best introduction to the mature visual world of Thomas Merton, which deserves a wide audience.' -Brother Patrick Hart, Thomas Merton's secretary, editor of The Intimate Merton'It is not easy to write about the deeply wordless world from which these haunting images emerged, but at last the challenge to think out loud about this neglected side of Merton has been taken up by Roger Lipsey. Breaking new ground, Lipsey thoughtfully explores aspects of Merton-as-artist.' -Jim Forest, author of Living with Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton'This astonishing book looks at an aspect of Merton's life that has been almost ignored - his art - and shows, with copious quotations and profound insight, that it was a visual expression of his prayer. Here we have access to that wordless, imageless experience that was nearer to him than life itself. It is a book to be read slowly, quietly, and repeatedly: a wonderful book.' -Sister Wendy Beckett, host of the PBS series Sister Wendy's American Collection'A remarkable piece of work and a remarkable piece of publishing.' -Phyllis Tickle, author of Prayer is a Place: America's Religious Landscape Observed Read more

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Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction

Pdf Christian Books Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction

Pdf:Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction.With today's rampant availability of Internet pornography, sexual addiction has become a national epidemic that affects up to 10 percent of Christians. As devastating as any drug habit, it brings heartbreak and despair to those it entangles. But there is help for men and women caught in sexual addiction's downward spiral.This book offers a path that leads beyond compulsive thoughts and behaviors to healing and transformation. Sensitive to the shame of sexual addiction without minimizing its sinfulness, Dr. Mark Laaser traces the roots of the problem, discusses its patterns and impact, and maps out a biblical approach to self-control and sexual integrity.Previously titled Faithful and True, this revision includes an all-new section that deals with sexual addiction in the church. Other important changes reflect cultural trends, incorporate current research, and place a greater emphasis on spiritual growth. This book also addresses the unique needs and issues of female sex addicts.Whether you know someone with a sexual addiction or struggle yourself, Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction points the way to understanding, wholeness, and holiness.

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God Can't: How to Believe in God and Love After Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils

Pdf Christian Books God Can't: How to Believe in God and Love After Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils

Pdf:God Can't: How to Believe in God and Love After Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils.Hurting people ask heart-felt questions about God and suffering. The usual answers fail. They don't support the truth God loves everyone all the time. God Can't gives a believable answer to why a good and powerful doesn't prevent evil.Author Thomas Jay Oord says God's love is inherently uncontrolling. God loves everyone and everything, so God can't control anyone or anything. This means God cannot prevent evil single-handedly. God can't stop evildoers, whether human, animal, organism, or inanimate objects and forces.God Can't was written in understandable language. Thomas Jay Oord's status as a world-renowned theologian brings credibility to the book's radical ideas. He explains these ideas through true stories, illustrations, and scripture.God Can't is for those who want answers to tragedy, abuse, and other evils that make sense!

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Remembering Lent: A Christian Devotional & Prayer Journal for 40 Days of Bible Verses

Pdf Christian Books Remembering Lent: A Christian Devotional & Prayer Journal for 40 Days of Bible Verses

Pdf:Remembering Lent: A Christian Devotional & Prayer Journal for 40 Days of Bible Verses.Take some quiet time for reflection on Christ during the Lenten season! This easy-to-use Christian devotional and prayer journal includes a Bible reading list of verses to help you focus on the Savior for the 40 days of Lent leading up to Easter. It can also be used for a note-taking companion with your choice of Bible study. There are two journaling pages with prompts per day for 40 days plus six lined note pages at the end for final reflections.IMPORTANT NOTE: A Bible verse reference list for Lent is included. There is no specific Bible translation in this journal. Use your choice of Bible to look up the reference verses and write them down.BOOK DETAILS: easy-to-carry 8 x 10 inch size, 92 pages front and back (46 single pages), 55 lb cream paper, black ink interior, perfect bound spine, durable matte finish cover. Paper recommended for pencil and ballpoint pen, not suitable for markers or heavy inks.Want more options? Find a variety of bible study and prayer journals for women, men, teens, and kids. Simply search for or click on the author’s name for many more choices.

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A 40 Day Journal for the Lenten Season: Guided Notebook to Track Your Lenten Promise

Pdf Christian Books A 40 Day Journal for the Lenten Season: Guided Notebook to Track Your Lenten Promise

Pdf:A 40 Day Journal for the Lenten Season: Guided Notebook to Track Your Lenten Promise.A gorgeous guided notebook that is the perfect place to record and reflect during Lent.This note book measures 7.5”x9.25” and has 40 Days of guided reflection to help keep you on track to meet your lenten promise PLUS extra journaling pages to make notes or write down thoughts.A wonderful gift for yourself or someone special in your life.7.5”x9.25”100 Pages40 Days of Guided JournalingGlossy Cover

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The Power of Communion: Accessing Miracles Through the Body and Blood of Jesus

Pdf Christian Books The Power of Communion: Accessing Miracles Through the Body and Blood of Jesus

Pdf:The Power of Communion: Accessing Miracles Through the Body and Blood of Jesus.About the Author Beni and her husband, Bill Johnson, are the Senior Pastors of Bethel Church. Beni has a call to intercession that is an integral part of the Bethel Church mission. She was pivotal in the development of Bethel's Prayer House as well as the intercession team. Beni also carries a call to see the church become healthy and whole in their bodies, souls, and spirits. Beni's vision is to see the people of God live lives filled with joyful prayer and complete wellness. Read more

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We Will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God

Pdf Christian Books We Will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God

Pdf:We Will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God.About the Author Kendall Vanderslice is a writer and baker who studies the intersection of food and theology. She holds an MLA in Gastronomy from Boston University and a Master's of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School. She has written for Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, Religion News Service, and Fathom Magazine. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her big-eared beagle named Strudel. Read more

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Naming Our Sins: How Recognizing the Seven Deadly Vices Can Renew the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Pdf Christian Books Naming Our Sins: How Recognizing the Seven Deadly Vices Can Renew the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Pdf:Naming Our Sins: How Recognizing the Seven Deadly Vices Can Renew the Sacrament of Reconciliation.Review 'Makes scholarship accessible to readers for whom it may be opaque and/or nonexistent...astutely treats the importance of relationship in an account of naming sins, as well as answering well the challenge of social sin (structural sin) poses to our ability to name sins.'―Kent Lasnoski, author of Vocation to Virute: Christian Marriage as a Consecrated Life (CUA Press) Read more About the Author Jana M. Bennett is professor of religious studies at the University of Dayton. David Cloutier is associate professor of moral theology/ethics at The Catholic University of America. Read more

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Chronic Blessings: Finding Life's Greatest Joys within Your Deepest Heartache

Pdf Christian Books Chronic Blessings: Finding Life's Greatest Joys within Your Deepest Heartache

Pdf:Chronic Blessings: Finding Life's Greatest Joys within Your Deepest Heartache.Review 'Christy’s story is gripping in itself as she shares her struggle with crippling disease, but the best part is the powerful assurance that a good and loving God is in charge of our lives and that he never allows anything to happen to us that won’t ultimately be for our greatest good. Christy finds God in the ordinary and the distressing - and shows us that we can too.'~David VanDenburgh, D.Min., Retired chair Department of Humanities, Kettering College, Kettering, Ohio Read more About the Author Cristy Maddox is an author and mother of three who loves Jesus. She and her BFF, Greg have been married for 20 years. A true love for God was birthed through her chronic illness. Cristy has a passion for helping others find the hidden gems He has waiting for them in their broken dreams. Cristy loves people, but is a homebody who writes from her kitchen table in the middle of rural Virginia. Read more

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The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions

Pdf Christian Books The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions

Pdf:The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions.Review 'The Next Right Thing enlightened me, brought awareness, and gave me tools I didn't realize were missing in my decision-making life. Emily points us to ultimate peace and clarity in our lives in the midst of uncertainty and chaos by gently pulling our focus back to the One who gives it.' -Candace Cameron Bure, actress, producer, New York Times bestselling author 'There is no more reliable voice today than Emily P. Freeman. Her consistency and faith have moved and changed me over and over again. The Next Right Thing is exactly that - the next right thing for you to read, for Emily to write, and for us all to live by. I'm so thankful this book exists.' -Annie F. Downs, bestselling author of 100 Days to Brave and Remember God'Reading Emily P. Freeman I start to believe Jesus' promise more--that his yoke is easy and his burden light. The Next Right Thing delivers us from anxious hand-wringing over our uncertain futures.' -Jen Pollock Michel, author of Surprised by Paradox'Like all of Emily's writing, this book is both insightful and practical. It teaches us that life is to be lived, not figured out. And the way we live it is one brave choice at a time.' -Jeff Goins, bestselling author of The Art of Work 'Emily has become my decision-maker guide. In this book she offers deep wisdom that is easily applied to everyday life. This book is not only timely but timeless.'-James Bryan Smith, author of The Good and Beautiful God 'We want what we do to grow out of who we really are. This is a life of resonance--a life of unity. One of our favorite guides into this way of living is Emily P. Freeman. Relatable, actionable, and inspiring, Emily's words will take you deeper into the process of graciously taking  your next step.' -Gem and Alan Fadling, founders of Unhurried Living 'Emily P. Freeman is the real deal. She is a wise, trusted guide and prepared with just the words you need to hear at the moment you need to hear them. Funny, honest, and deeply hopeful, you will certainly want to read Emily's words once a year as a refresher on how to live with intention and ease.' -Mandy Arioto, President and CEO, MOPS International 'The Next Right Thing is a book you can go back to again and again and each time it will hit you in a new and fresh way. If you struggle to make decisions, if you're in the midst of a big life change, if you'd just love some quiet guidance to be more intentional with your days, and/or you love Emily's writing and podcast, this book is for you!'-Crystal Paine, New York Times bestselling author, founder of MoneySavingMom.com 'Emily P. Freeman's voice is gentle yet mighty, and I'm obsessed with every word of this quiet masterpiece. I'll never make decisions the same way again.' -Kendra Adachi, founder of The Lazy Genius Collective 'Emily could write about the history of the comma and we'd be spellbound by her words. How lucky we are that she wrote an entire book about one of the most important things we do every single day: decision making. Reading The Next Right Thing is your next right decision.' -Myquillyn Smith, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Cozy Minimalist Home 'Emily has a gift for speaking into light the things already true in most of us, but are often dimmed by the clouds of busyness and overwhelm. Her words are a must-read in my own life.' -Tsh Oxenreider, author of At Home in the World 'Emily offers a practical guide for discerning the next right thing in the big and small moments of life. I am so grateful for this book!' -Jordan Raynor, national bestselling author of Called to Create Read more About the Author Emily P. Freeman is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday and A Million Little Ways. As host of The Next Right Thing podcast, she helps create space for the soul to breathe, offering fresh perspective on the sacredness of our inner life with God. Emily and her husband live in North Carolina with their three children. Connect with her online at www.emilypfreeman.com and on Instagram @emilypfreeman. Read more

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The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace

Pdf Christian Books The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace

Pdf:The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace.Best-selling author, pastor, futurist, and cultural thought leader Erwin Raphael McManus believes that to experience and establish peace, we must first confront the battles that rage within. McManus shows that encountering peace does not occur by accident, but rather by artful intention. The Way of the Warrior is a call to decisiveness, self-examination, and the pursuit of spiritual wholeness. Through the ancient biblical practices of humility, focus, ownership, clarity, strength, and vulnerability, he guides listeners to a deeper understanding of their inner workings and provides the guidance they need to establish peace and tranquility in their homes, neighborhoods, communities, and even the world! In the style of a battle-wizened teacher, McManus delivers wisdom, instills passion, and provides the sacred movements needed to become the warrior you were meant to be.

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The Third Jihad: Overcoming Radical Islam’s Plan for the West

Pdf Christian Books The Third Jihad: Overcoming Radical Islam’s Plan for the West

Pdf:The Third Jihad: Overcoming Radical Islam’s Plan for the West.From the Back Cover Could the Third Jihad Happen Here?An American Islamist imam in Washington, DC, has called for the creation of an Islamic State of North America by 2050. A lot of people shake their heads and laugh it off as unthinkable.Many big moments in history were unthinkable―until they happened.Could 19 men hijack four commercial airliners and fly them into three buildings and an open field, killing nearly 3,000 people? Unthinkable. But it happened in America in 2001.Has the Third Jihad reached America’s shores? Is it unthinkable?Think again . . .Born in the Middle East, Dr. Michael Youssef speaks with firsthand authority about the goals and methods of today’s radical Islamists. From his perspective, the Third Jihad is not “unthinkable.” It’s a natural and more dangerous outgrowth of the First Jihad (622–751) and Second Jihad (1302–1922). This time, it’s a stealth war, waged by radical ideologues against the values of Western civilization from within our own borders.It’s time to take the blinders off.The good news is that you have a part to play in stopping the Third Jihad. It’s time to take action to defend your family and boldly share Jesus with your Muslim neighbors.Michael Youssef, PhD, is founder and president of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. His weekly television programs and daily radio shows are broadcast in 26 languages and seen worldwide, airing more than 12,000 times per week. He holds a doctorate from Emory University and has authored many books. Read more

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Growing With: Every Parent's Guide to Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Thrive in Their Faith, Family, and Future

Pdf Christian Books Growing With: Every Parent's Guide to Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Thrive in Their Faith, Family, and Future

Pdf:Growing With: Every Parent's Guide to Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Thrive in Their Faith, Family, and Future.From the Author Our hope-filled prayer is that this book helps you avoid the outright lie that it's too late to adjust your parenting. That the ship has sailed. That you've missed the boat. Growing With parenting isn't about preserving the past or predicting the future (like either of those was even possible) as much as it is about cultivating our relationships with our kids where they are today--in real time. Growing With parenting is a mutual journey of intentional growth--for both ourselves and our children--that trusts God to transform us all. Read more From the Inside Flap Growing up doesn't mean growing apart. It means Growing With.As a parent of a teenager or young adult, you may feel as though you're guessing about what to do next--with mixed results. You want to stay connected with your maturing child, but you're not sure how. And deep down, you fear your child doesn't want or need you.Based on brand-new research and interviews with remarkable families, Growing With equips you to take steps toward your teenager or young adult in a mutual journey of intentional growth that trusts God to transform your entire family. By highlighting three groundbreaking strategies, authors Kara Powell and Steven Argue show that it's never too early or too late to· accept the child you have, not the child you wish you had· work toward solutions rather than only identifying problems· develop empathy that nudges rather than judges· fight for your child, not against them· connect your child with a faith and a church big enough to handle their doubts and struggles· dive into tough discussions about dating, career, and financesunleash your child's passions and talents to change our world| Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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When God Becomes Real

Pdf Christian Books When God Becomes Real

Pdf:When God Becomes Real.About the Author Brian Johnson is passionate about raising up worshipers who take hold of their true identity and pursue intimacy with God above all else. Brian and his wife, Jenn, are advocates of living a lifestyle built on vulnerability, faithfulness, and connection to community. Brian and Jenn reside in Redding, California, with their four wonderful children, Haley, Téa, Braden, and Ryder Moses.     Read more

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The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for, and Believe

Pdf Christian Books The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for, and Believe

Pdf:The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for, and Believe.From one of the world's most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called "Christ," and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives."Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this book." (Melinda Gates)In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus's last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center.Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God's constant, unfolding work in the world. "God loves things by becoming them," he writes, and Jesus's life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God - except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognize the Creator's presence all around us, and in everyone we meet.Thought-provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is.

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A Mom's Guide to Lies Girls Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free (Lies We Believe)

Pdf Christian Books A Mom's Guide to Lies Girls Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free (Lies We Believe)

Pdf:A Mom's Guide to Lies Girls Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free (Lies We Believe).From the Back Cover YOUR DAUGHTER IS BEING LIED TO.From a heightened fear of missing out to the belief that perfect girls are worth more, the world’s lies are everywhere—and they are resulting in skyrocketing anxiety rates among tweens. How can you help your daughter experience true freedom in the midst of a culture that lies to her?In this companion book to Lies Girls Believe, best-selling author Dannah Gresh not only provides research, cultural trends, and case studies about the problems tween girls face, but she also offers you the encouragement and biblical insight to talk with your daughter about God’s Truth. You’ll have the tools you need to start important, age-appropriate conversations on topics such as God, friendship, boys, gender, and the future. You can’t change the world, but you can prepare your daughter to walk through the realities of life in freedom and true joy! Read more About the Author DANNAH GRESH is a bestselling author and cofounder of Pure Freedom. Dannah's books include And the Bride Wore White, What Are You Waiting For: The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex, and Lies Young Women Believe (coauthored with Nancy Leigh DeMoss), in addition to the Secret Keeper series. She is also a frequent guest for national radio, TV and print mediums. Dannah lives in State College, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bob, and their three children. Read more

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When God Becomes Real

Pdf Christian Books When God Becomes Real

Pdf:When God Becomes Real.Panic snuck up on Brian Johnson while he was out with his son, and it clung to him on his desperate drive home. Feeling almost outside of himself, his family called 911. He was spiraling into darkness. Waiting for the ambulance to arrive, unsure of what was happening, he gathered his family around him and asked them to pray for him. Then he said these pivotal words, "This is when God becomes real." In his first book, Brian shares how the panic and anxiety of his early life - panic he'd thought he'd beaten - came back to haunt him. After experiencing debilitating anxiety attacks from the age of seven into his early adult years, Brian learned how worship ushered in the presence of God and pushed the panic away. Now in his mid-30s and believing himself free, Brian had a vision for worship in the church, built a successful music label with his wife, and wrote award-winning songs and albums. He was at the height of his success, and from all appearances, things were better than ever. But in the midst of that success, the ghost of his childhood anxiety returned, stronger than ever, and it pulled Brian into a downward spiral of chaos and darkness.In the year that would follow, Brian came to experience the ultimate power of surrendering the panic and chaos to God. Whether or not you've struggled with panic and anxiety, you've found yourself in pain, asking God for relief. In When God Becomes Real, Brian shares his vulnerable story of overcoming panic and anxiety. Discover how you might find God, even in your darkest hour.

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Sick of Me: from Transparency to Transformation

Pdf Christian Books Sick of Me: from Transparency to Transformation

Pdf:Sick of Me: from Transparency to Transformation.About the Author Whitney Capps is a national speaker for Proverbs 31 Ministries and a writer for the new Bible app, First 5, reaching more than 1,000,000 people daily. As a Bible study geek, Whitney’s delight is to dig into God’s Word for profound yet practical truth. A communicator at heart, Whitney comes alive by sharing those truths with any gal who will give her even a few minutes. In her former life she served as a Talent Acquisitions professional at Chick-fil-A’s corporate office, which gave her a deep love for helping women connect their passion with their purpose for the glory of God. A girly-girl living with all boys, Whitney and her husband Chad are raising their four sons, Cooper, Dylan, Ryder, and Tate just outside Atlanta, Georgia. Her house is wild, loud and littered with Legos. Whitney is addicted to shoes, jewelry, and ice crunching. Additionally, Whitney served her community as her local Bible Study Fellowship Teaching Leader. Read more

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Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line

Pdf Christian Books Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line

Pdf:Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line.From the Back Cover “What I have told people for years,what I’ve believed and taught and defended, is a lie.What if I’d known the truth,and what if I’d told all those women?”Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story. Abby was director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas, but not long after assisting in an actual abortion procedure for the first time, she crossed the line to join the Coalition for Life. What happened in that clinic to cause this Planned Parenthood leader and Employee of the Year to take such drastic action? And how did Planned Parenthood react to her abrupt departure?Abby reveals her full story in Unplanned: a heart-stopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation. Now in an updated edition, Abby’s unique vantage point from both sides of the abortion clinic property line shines light and compassion into the personal and political controversy that surrounds this issue. For anyone who cares about the life-versus-rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies, Unplanned is a must-read. Read more

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Finding God's Life for My Will: His Presence Is the Plan

Pdf Christian Books Finding God's Life for My Will: His Presence Is the Plan

Pdf:Finding God's Life for My Will: His Presence Is the Plan.About the Author MIKE DONEHEY is the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the Christian rock band Tenth Avenue North. Since 2000, he has been sharing the truth of the gospel in front of millions of people through song and speaking. Mike, his wife, Kelly, and their four daughters live in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter 1: Jordan River or Red Sea?It took me way too long to figure out that I should marry my wife, Kelly. To some, we were still married quite young. I was twenty-seven and she was twenty-six when we finally said “I do.” We dated for three and a half years, though. And looking back, I think we dated precisely three years and three months too long. She was beautiful and funny; she loved God, her friends, puppies, mountains, and the elderly. She was perfect. Yet I just couldn’t bring myself to pop the question. On paper, she was flawless, but what if she was tricking me? I was a theater major in college, so I knew a thing or two about pretending. What if we got a few days into the honeymoon and she removed the mask? What if underneath all that kindness and warmth, she was actually a tyrannical mutant? I mean, love knows no boundaries, but there were some things I couldn’t live with. Wasn’t marriage about finding a perfect person for you? I needed to be absolutely certain. I didn’t want an ounce of guesswork when it came to who I would be with for the rest of my life.At the two-and-a-half-year mark, I sat on my bed and struggled with the song I was writing. It wasn’t really a song, I admit. It was more an argument than a composition. But that’s always been the way I write songs. I bring my questions, and my guitar brings her six strings, and I let the two of them wrestle it out. That’s exactly what I was doing one not-so-ordinary South Florida day.I brooded on, as a typical afternoon thunderstorm raged outside my window. I was storming on the inside. I scribbled away in my journal, desperately trying to convince my heart to quit freaking out and hoping that God would give me the answer I was looking for. A simple yes or no would have sufficed, but try as I might, my heart was still in upheaval, and the Almighty wasn’t talking. “Just tell me what to do!” I screamed between verses. “I don’t need to know anything else—just give me this one answer!” It didn’t help that I had recently graduated from a private Christian college. It seemed that my friends were all receiving words from the Lord left and right, while all I got was His cold shoulder. “Thanks, Jesus,” I said, pouting. “I thought I was Your boy.” Even though I knew I loved my girlfriend, I didn’t think my love was enough of a reason to jump in. I needed a divine green light from the Maker Himself. Why couldn’t He do that? He parted the Red Sea, after all. He certainly could part my worry and grant me a little bit of peace. What was He waiting for? My conundrum continued.I knew I had to make a choice. A few months earlier, we had actually broken up for the fifth and what felt like the final time. Yes, my wife and I broke up five times while we were dating. I’m telling you, it’s a miracle we made it. There was a myriad of reasons for our other breakups, but this time the reason was simple. I couldn’t commit. The day before I was supposed to get on a plane and ask her father for her hand in marriage, I backed out. Ouch. In my weak defense, I didn’t technically back out. I simply told my soon-to-be fiancée that I was scared to death. Shockingly, she didn’t like that. I guess a woman doesn’t like to hear that her man is unsure the day before he’s asking for her hand in marriage. Imagine that. The next day she justifiably got on the plane to Michigan without me, and I, also justifiably, stayed home in my fog of indecision.Somehow I talked her into dating me again but soon found myself right back where I had started. I was still scrounging for peace to make the move into matrimony. Why couldn’t I get it together? I beat my head against the top of my guitar. Was this some sort of artist’s unconscious self-sabotage? Was I in love with my doubt more than my faith? Was I making things harder than they needed to be for creativity’s sake? Some old David Wilcox lyrics played in my head: “I was mourning the loss of the choices I’d lose.” Exactly. Choosing her meant not choosing anyone else. I was terrified. Saying yes to this girl meant saying no to every other girl down the road. What if my future soul mate was about to descend on a white horse from heaven, but I jumped the gun?I threw my guitar down and put my running shoes on. Disgusted, I heaved myself out the front door and ran headlong into the storm. The thunder and lightning outside perfectly reflected the tempest raging inside me. I started running in spite of the pouring rain. I’ve found that sometimes when you’re stuck in a spiritual standoff, the best thing to do is to stop waiting for permission and start moving.So I did.I didn’t even care that I was getting soaked. I didn’t think twice about the mixture of tears, rain, and snot streaming down my face. I just kept going. I was still living in West Palm Beach at the time—which, by the way, is one of the greatest places to go for a run—and before I knew it I had covered a couple of miles. Three miles passed, then four. Apparently, panic is a fantastic performance enhancer. I traversed back alleys and a few neighborhoods until I began my ascent of the intercoastal bridge. I was charging up and over the precipice like an angry, bellowing rhinoceros when the rain suddenly stopped. The clouds parted. Sunrays streamed through holes in the clouds and danced down across the water. I slowed my gait to a jog, then a walk. Soon I came to a dead stop at the top of the bridge. My friend Caleb used to say of this oceanic occurrence, “The fish are getting out their sparklers.” And they seemed to be. Standing there, soaked from head to toe, I caught my breath and stared out at nature’s party unfolding before me.Then God spoke.And He completely avoided my question.I’ll never leave you nor forsake you, He whispered to my heart.“What?” I stammered, sweaty and out of breath.I’ll never leave you nor forsake you, He repeated.“Cool,” I shot back to the heavens. “But that’s not what I asked!”I work all things together for good for those who love Me and have been called according to My purpose. He was insistent.“Thanks God,” I responded with a snort. “Now You’re just messing with me, aren’t You?”It went on like this for some time. Me standing exhausted on a bridge, annoyingly arguing with the sky, and God flooding my mind with promise after promise. It’s honestly a bit embarrassing to admit. I still don’t know why it took me so long to see what God was doing, but slowly, steadily, surely, as He refused to give me the answer I was looking for, something I hadn’t ever considered became quite clear. Perhaps, I thought, God isn’t giving me the plan because He wants to be the plan.Awkward silence.Jumping into the JordanI married the girl in the end. Ten years in and four daughters later, I couldn’t be happier about it. If you’ve met my wife, then you know I outkicked the coverage. And no, God never told me to marry her. At least, not in the way I thought He would. He never told me no, so I started walking toward yes. I stopped asking for an answer and moved based on what I knew was true. I guess you could say I stopped waiting for Him to part the Red Sea and decided to jump into the Jordan River. My friend Bob calls it “going Grand Canyon.” It’s his way of approaching life as if he’s skydiving. Some big decisions look terrifying until you realize God’s grace is strapped to your back like a parachute. I call it jumping into the Jordan because I had to let the currents of God’s faithfulness wash away my fear that He wouldn’t come through.In case you’re not familiar with the story, in the book of Exodus, we’re told that God parted the Red Sea before the fleeing Israelites made it to the water’s edge. Pharaoh’s army thundered ominously behind, but God’s chosen people walked across the sea’s expanse on dry land. There wasn’t even a drop on them. In the book of Joshua, God also miraculously parted the Jordan River for the people, but that time it was different. In this story, God didn’t make it quite so easy for His people. This time, some of them were going to have to get their feet wet. The priests carrying the ark of the covenant had to march straight into the unknown waters like Indiana Jones had to leap from the lion’s head. Once they felt the cold reality of the river’s current hit their sandaled feet, that’s when God moved the waters. Marrying Kelly was my jumping-into-the-Jordan moment. I never heard a no from God, so I just kept taking the next step. Before I knew it, the river had receded and I was dancing in the Promised Land. It was scary, uncomfortable, and euphoric. But it’s what God had to demand of me to expose my fears.Why does God do this? Why does He let me stand and watch some decisions part before me like the Red Sea but then other times force me to follow Him into the Jordan’s unknowns? I don’t have all the answers. But I do know that once I stopped asking God what I was supposed to do with my life and simply started asking how and why I was supposed to live my life, the seas of doubt began to part. In other words, I went with what I knew instead of letting what I didn’t know paralyze me. This is essential. It’s what marks our lives with faith. Instead of sitting stagnant at the water’s edge, waiting for the miracle, we get up. We start working with what we do know.The next time you’re standing terrified on the shores of indecision, ask yourself what you know you should be doing. It could be as simple as giving thanks. It could be as demanding as selling off some possessions and giving the proceeds to the poor. It could be as impossible as forgiving someone before they even apologize. I don’t know where you need to start, but I suggest starting with what you know. It’s amazing the domino effect small acts of love can put into motion.When it came to marrying my wife, I realized I needed to stop worrying if Kelly was the one and start worrying about how I would treat her if she were. I quickly surmised that dragging her along while I weighed all my other options was hardly the most loving thing I could do. Running across the bridge that day, I came to the hard realization that I would have to take the first steps of faithfulness toward her if I wanted to find out if she’d be faithful to me. Choosing her was not only something I had to do that day; it’s something I’ve had to commit to doing every day since. I desperately wish more couples understood this. Love is action. It’s a perpetual yes. After all, I know a lot of guys who begged God for an answer about who they should marry, and then it seems they stopped asking Him how they should love that girl every day since they received the answer they were looking for.So what kind of moment are you in? If you’re reading this book, there’s a good chance you’re currently swimming in some kind of indecision. Should you wait for the Red Sea to part or jump into the Jordan? Which is it gonna be? Sadly, I won’t play God for you. I’m quite sure only the Holy Spirit can tell you what to do in the end. But consider this: God loves it when we move in faith. He loves when we don’t have all the answers but we act as though we trust that He does. So whether you’re waiting or wading forward, take heart. He has more plans for you than you have for yourself. And even better, He’s the only one who tells the waters which way to run. Read more

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Don't Give Up: Faith That Gives You the Confidence to Keep Believing and the Courage to Keep Going

Pdf Christian Books Don't Give Up: Faith That Gives You the Confidence to Keep Believing and the Courage to Keep Going

Pdf:Don't Give Up: Faith That Gives You the Confidence to Keep Believing and the Courage to Keep Going.From the Back Cover The parent with the wayward child. The couple whose marriage is in jeopardy. The man who is out of work. The woman stuck in crushing debt. The patient with a bad diagnosis. The student who can't get a fair shake. People hanging by a thread, losing faith and short on strength. What do they all need to hear?Don't give up.Our lives are minefields of challenges that take their toll on our courage, our conviction, and even our faith. But God whispers to the weary, Don't give up. Drawing from inspiring biblical stories and first-person testimonies of perseverance, bestselling author and pastor Kyle Idleman encourages you to cast your concerns on God, trust in his love and timing, pray for patience and strength, and seek out support in the family of God.'Encouragement to keep believing, keep fighting, and keep perspective. If you need to find your courage and strength in the midst of life's challenges, this book is for you.'--Dr. Kevin Leman, New York Times bestselling author of Have a New Kid by Friday and The Birth Order Book'We've all faced moments in life (far too many) when we're tempted to stand down, give up, walk away. Don't Give Up is a message we all need. Within these pages, you'll find what you need to stand tall, push forward, and experience the breakthrough God has for you.'--Margaret Feinberg, author of Taste and See: An Aspiring Foodie's Search for God among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food MakersKyle Idleman is senior pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, one of the ten largest churches in America, where he speaks to more than twenty-five thousand people each weekend. He is the bestselling and award-winning author of Not a Fan as well as Grace Is Greater, Gods at War, and The End of Me. He is a frequent speaker for national conventions and in influential churches across the country. Kyle and his wife, DesiRae, have four children and live on a farm, where he doesn't do any actual farming. Read more About the Author Kyle Idleman is teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, the fifth largest church in America, where he speaks to more than twenty thousand people each weekend. He is the bestselling and award-winning author of Not a Fan, as well as Gods at War, The End of Me, and Grace Is Greater. He is a frequent speaker for national conventions and in influential churches across the country. Kyle and his wife, DesiRae, have four children and live on a farm. Read more

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Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others

Pdf Christian Books Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others

Pdf:Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others.Review “This indispensable book guides us through America’s rapidly diversifying religious landscape, highlighting resonances between different religions, narrating moments of spiritual inspiration, and always emphasizing moments of human connection.” (Eboo Patel, author of Out of Many Faiths)“I’ve long wanted a book like this to be written. And Barbara Brown Taylor is the perfect guide to finding God in other faiths. Her new book reminds us that God is bigger than any one religion. Prepare to come to know God in a new way.” (James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage)“There are few people writing today who I esteem more highly than Barbara Brown Taylor. In an age in which religion sometimes seems weaponized, furthering the distance between us, I can’t think of a more important offering than this beautiful book.” (Shauna Niequist, New York Times best-selling author of Present Over Perfect )“In showing up for the complex beauty of all the world’s great wisdom traditions, Barbara finds her way home to her own faith. Among the finest memoirs I have ever read of the life of a teacher.” (Mirabai Starr, author of God of Love)“In Holy Envy, once again, Barbara Brown Taylor does not disappoint with this capacious engagement of our religious and spiritual neighbors. The book is like a breath of fresh air that scatters the dust off the surface of my faith, and I am rejuvenated and hopeful.” (Mihee Kim-Kort, author of Outside the Lines)“Taylor nudges her students away from spiritual appropriation and comparison , moving them instead toward challenging discernment of their faith and the faith of others. Taylor, like the best faith leaders, is a great storyteller. . . . Highly recommended.” (Booklist (starred review))“In simple and sharp prose, Taylor, a former Episcopal priest who teaches religion at Piedmont College in Athens, Ga., explores how teaching an introductory religion course has influenced her own views on faith and Christianity...[a] fluid book.” (Publishers Weekly)“At a time when many people are entrenched behind the walls of familiar traditions, this book is a literal godsend.” (Retailing Insight)“Taylor acknowledges that none of us has a corner on the transcendent, that we each have something to give and receive while remaining true to our faith. She reminds us that religion is more than beliefs, that it involves our deepest selves and is the fabric of our shared lives.” (Library Journal)“Engrossing, delightful...In short, it is a timely and important book.” (Psychological Perspectives) Read more About the Author Barbara Brown Taylor is the author of thirteen books, including the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World and Leaving Church, which received an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Taylor is the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where she has taught since 1998. She lives on a working farm in rural northeast Georgia with her husband, Ed. Read more

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Beyond Blessed: God's Perfect Plan to Overcome All Financial Stress

Pdf Christian Books Beyond Blessed: God's Perfect Plan to Overcome All Financial Stress

Pdf:Beyond Blessed: God's Perfect Plan to Overcome All Financial Stress.Reach your financial goals and reduce the stress in your life with this audiobook of biblical principles by the New York Times best-selling author of The Blessed Life.Who doesn't want to eliminate financial stress? Who doesn't want to get out of debt, reach their financial goals, experience the joy that God intends for us, and be free to bless others with their resources?In The Blessed Life, Pastor Robert Morris teaches that generosity is a key component to being in God's favor. Now, in Beyond Blessed, he shares the importance of being a good steward, not only with your finances, but with every part of your life. Pastor Morris will motivate you to become a better manager of your money and provide practical lessons on taking your finances to the next level. Through Biblical principles, personal stories, and incredible testimonies, you will learn how to be a good steward, and that when you properly manage your finances, blessings will pour into all areas of your life. Here is a guide to increasing and going further with what God has given you and living beyond blessed.

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Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your Path

Pdf Christian Books Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your Path

Pdf:Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your Path.Review Memoirist Ridge (Flash), adopts another donkey in her second memoir of finding path of joy, exasperation, faith, and love in an equine friend. Henderson Number Ten, or Henry, is a miniature rescue donkey who had signs of abuse when she received him from a donkey rescue facility as company for Flash, her first rescue donkey. Henry comes into the pasture with an attitude, staking out his territory and ignoring his penmates. At first, Ridge isn’t sure whether Flash and Henry will make friends, but she’s determined to do what she can. Her optimism grows as she takes daily walks with Henry, who insists on starting out by walking backward before turning himself around. With The Book of Common Prayer as a companion, Ridge records her own journey from grief to joy as she watches Henry recover and show his full personality. She takes readers through his adoption and recovery using tenets of the faith such as the Apostles Creed to prove that “no matter where our journey takes us, we never walk alone.” Ridge’s levity and deep faith will delight fans of her first memoir and round up new animal-loving readers, as well. (Publishers Weekly) Read more Review Walking with Henry is a breath of fresh air. Each page is filled with golden nuggets of wisdom that unexpectedly drop into your hand and heart like little gifts wrapped in packages of well-crafted words. If you’ve been looking for a read to snuggle up with, cry with, laugh with, and ultimately grow with―this is it. Rachel Anne Ridge writes the way she lives: full of grace, contagious joy, and a wide-open heart. That’s why I know you’ll enjoy this book as much as I have. (Priscilla Shirer, Bible teacher and author)Personal, reflective, practical, and profound. Walking with Henry shows us how the Lord can provide timely, beautiful wisdom from an unlikely and unexpected teacher. Rachel Anne’s words are thought provoking and life giving, the very best kind of medicine for a weary soul. (Sophie Hudson, Author of Giddy Up, Eunice and cohost of The Big Boo Cast)This tender book will pull you into Rachel’s and Henry’s stories and lift you up to Jesus. I love this book! (Sheila Walsh, author of It’s Okay Not to Be Okay)A five-star read! Rachel is all heart . . . and wait until you meet Henry. Who will want this book? People who . . . (1) love animals, (2) dream about farm life, (3) want to deepen their prayer lives, (4) have ever felt guilty, and (5) have a pulse! (Patsy Clairmont)I’m not much of an animal person, which is why I am amazed at Rachel’s ability to make me love two donkeys. This book is a thoroughly enjoyable reminder to be actively aware of the many ways God seeks to teach us using the normal moments of life. (Emily Thomas, The Struggle Well Project podcast)Who knew there are so many lessons about faith, grace, and letting go of past regrets that you can learn from a miniature donkey named Henry? Walking with Henry is the beautifully written story of two donkeys who had to find their way and let go of fear as they forged a relationship they weren’t even sure they wanted. You will see yourself and your own human frailty in these pages. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and most of all, you’ll never forget the impact the humblest of creatures can have on the way you view your faith and your God. Rachel Anne Ridge has written another heartwarming book that will charm you and challenge you in all the best ways. (Melanie Shankle, NYT bestselling author and speaker)When I first read Flash, I fell in love with Rachel’s world. Never did I think the same magic could happen again! Yet Walking with Henry is filled with wit, grace, and beautiful lessons as we watch Rachel and her donkey friends live the life God has given them. (Lisa Whelchel, Actress, author, speaker, and life coach)Rachel Anne Ridge has a unique and endearing gift of finding spiritual wisdom in unusual places. A rescued miniature donkey with lots of behavioral baggage arrives during a time of deep personal searching in the author’s life. Rachel’s journey with Henry is a sweet and vulnerable story that will make you smile, think deeply, and ultimately worship our Creator God. (Dave Burchett, Author of Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and Grace) Read more

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Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your Path

Pdf Christian Books Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your Path

Pdf:Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your Path.Review Memoirist Ridge (Flash), adopts another donkey in her second memoir of finding path of joy, exasperation, faith, and love in an equine friend. Henderson Number Ten, or Henry, is a miniature rescue donkey who had signs of abuse when she received him from a donkey rescue facility as company for Flash, her first rescue donkey. Henry comes into the pasture with an attitude, staking out his territory and ignoring his penmates. At first, Ridge isn’t sure whether Flash and Henry will make friends, but she’s determined to do what she can. Her optimism grows as she takes daily walks with Henry, who insists on starting out by walking backward before turning himself around. With The Book of Common Prayer as a companion, Ridge records her own journey from grief to joy as she watches Henry recover and show his full personality. She takes readers through his adoption and recovery using tenets of the faith such as the Apostles Creed to prove that “no matter where our journey takes us, we never walk alone.” Ridge’s levity and deep faith will delight fans of her first memoir and round up new animal-loving readers, as well. (Publishers Weekly) Read more Review This tender book will pull you into Rachel’s and Henry’s stories and lift you up to Jesus. I love this book! (Sheila Walsh, author of It’s Okay Not to Be Okay)A five-star read! Rachel is all heart . . . and wait until you meet Henry. Who will want this book? People who . . . (1) love animals, (2) dream about farm life, (3) want to deepen their prayer lives, (4) have ever felt guilty, and (5) have a pulse! (Patsy Clairmont)I’m not much of an animal person, which is why I am amazed at Rachel’s ability to make me love two donkeys. This book is a thoroughly enjoyable reminder to be actively aware of the many ways God seeks to teach us using the normal moments of life. (Emily Thomas, The Struggle Well Project podcast)Who knew there are so many lessons about faith, grace, and letting go of past regrets that you can learn from a miniature donkey named Henry? Walking with Henry is the beautifully written story of two donkeys who had to find their way and let go of fear as they forged a relationship they weren’t even sure they wanted. You will see yourself and your own human frailty in these pages. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and most of all, you’ll never forget the impact the humblest of creatures can have on the way you view your faith and your God. Rachel Anne Ridge has written another heartwarming book that will charm you and challenge you in all the best ways. (Melanie Shankle, NYT bestselling author and speaker)Walking with Henry is a breath of fresh air. Each page is filled with golden nuggets of wisdom that unexpectedly drop into your hand and heart like little gifts wrapped in packages of well-crafted words. If you’ve been looking for a read to snuggle up with, cry with, laugh with, and ultimately grow with―this is it. Rachel Anne Ridge writes the way she lives: full of grace, contagious joy, and a wide-open heart. That’s why I know you’ll enjoy this book as much as I have. (Priscilla Shirer, Bible teacher and author)Personal, reflective, practical, and profound. Walking with Henry shows us how the Lord can provide timely, beautiful wisdom from an unlikely and unexpected teacher. Rachel Anne’s words are thought provoking and life giving, the very best kind of medicine for a weary soul. (Sophie Hudson, Author of Giddy Up, Eunice and cohost of The Big Boo Cast)When I first read Flash, I fell in love with Rachel’s world. Never did I think the same magic could happen again! Yet Walking with Henry is filled with wit, grace, and beautiful lessons as we watch Rachel and her donkey friends live the life God has given them. (Lisa Whelchel, Actress, author, speaker, and life coach)Rachel Anne Ridge has a unique and endearing gift of finding spiritual wisdom in unusual places. A rescued miniature donkey with lots of behavioral baggage arrives during a time of deep personal searching in the author’s life. Rachel’s journey with Henry is a sweet and vulnerable story that will make you smile, think deeply, and ultimately worship our Creator God. (Dave Burchett, Author of Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and Grace) Read more

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Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your Path

Pdf Christian Books Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your Path

Pdf:Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your Path.Just when you think it's the end of your story...grace shows up.Sometimes it arrives as a moment of joy in the middle of despair. Sometimes you find it next to a trusted friend along an old, well-trodden path. And sometimes, grace has fuzzy ears, a bristled mane, and hope for a new start.Join Rachel Anne Ridge, author of the beloved memoir Flash, in a journey back to the pasture. As she adopts a second rescue donkey as a little brother for Flash - a miniature named Henry - she finds that walking with donkeys has surprising lessons to teach us about prayer, renewing our faith, and connecting to God in fresh ways.  Fans all over the world fell in love with Flash and with Rachel's thoughtful, funny, and poignant stories about what life with a donkey can teach you. Now, meet Henry, and join him on a walk that could change everything about how you hope, trust, and move forward from past regrets.

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Celebrating Motherhood With the Prophets

Pdf Christian Books Celebrating Motherhood With the Prophets

Pdf:Celebrating Motherhood With the Prophets.Brigham Young once called mothers "the moving instruments in the hands of Providence to guide the destinies of nations." Reverencing the role of mother, we can learn much from modern-day prophets' eternal perspectives on motherhood. This inspiring collection of beautifully designed quotes reminds mothers of the divine nobility of their eternal callings.

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Peace Be unto You: Anxiety Management Using Gospel Principles

Pdf Christian Books Peace Be unto You: Anxiety Management Using Gospel Principles

Pdf:Peace Be unto You: Anxiety Management Using Gospel Principles.All of us experience anxiety to varying degrees - whether you feel anxiety all of the time or only occasionally during stressful situations. In Peace Be Unto You: Anxiety Management Through Gospel Principles, Dr. Morgan delivers an insightful look into human psychology and how we can overcome anxiety through changing our thinking and trusting in God. This book will give you specific, applicable tools - both psychological and spiritual - including mindfulness, visualization, thought work, and coping strategies that offer immediate solutions listeners can apply to their lives, as well as teaching how feelings of love and confidence can empower those who struggle with anxiety. With a foreword by popular speaker John Bytheway, Peace Be Unto You is a book that you'll reference again and again, whether you're facing anxious feelings, overcoming obstacles that anxiety creates, or trying to help those you love deal with anxiety. 

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A Mighty Spiritual Tracker: 365 Days!: 5.25 x 7.25 Journal with Fill-in Bullets (Track All the Things!)

Pdf Christian Books A Mighty Spiritual Tracker: 365 Days!: 5.25 x 7.25 Journal with Fill-in Bullets (Track All the Things!)

Pdf:A Mighty Spiritual Tracker: 365 Days!: 5.25 x 7.25 Journal with Fill-in Bullets (Track All the Things!).Review 'Tracker journals--like bullet journals, only easier!''I love keeping track of all my church responsibilities this way!''The pages for listing the conference talks and how many times I read them are just what I needed!' Read more From the Author Look Inside feature not working or letting you see very far? Check out lisarector.blogspot.com/p/emrys-pumpkin-press.html or facebook.com/emryspumpkinpress to learn more about the tracker journals and to see inside pages. Read more

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War in Heaven: The Power of Jesus Christ

Pdf Christian Books War in Heaven: The Power of Jesus Christ

Pdf:War in Heaven: The Power of Jesus Christ.Do you struggle to conquer controlling fears? Carry heavy burdens? Heal itching doubts? Or kick your favorite sins that are driving a wedge between you, those you love, and your Savior? Denton Hatch, retired attorney and past president of the Central Utah Bar Association, uses scriptures and short stories to explain God’s plan of freedom and happiness. Birth is not the beginning, death is not the end, and the future may be better than you think! Discover. . .*How we won the war in heaven,*How we will win the war here, and*How much freedom and happiness we can have hereafter. You will clearly see and feel the power of heaven’s greatest truth: Jesus Christ’s love never changes. He loves us with all of His heart, and He stands with open arms. Step into them and feel Him strengthen and heal you!

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Element: The Journal for the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology Volume 8 Issue 1 (Spring 2019)

Pdf Christian Books Element: The Journal for the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology Volume 8 Issue 1 (Spring 2019)

Pdf:Element: The Journal for the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology Volume 8 Issue 1 (Spring 2019).Element is the official publication of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology. The Society brings together scholars and others who share an interest in studying the teachings and texts of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It facilitates the sharing and discussion of work by sponsoring an annual conference, and publishing this journal. Its statement of purpose reads as follows:  The purpose of the Society is to promote disciplined reflection on Latter-day Saint beliefs. Its aims include constructive engagement with the broader tradition of philosophy and theology. All its publications, conferences, and other forums for discussion will take seriously both the commitments of faith and the standards of scholarship.Volume 8 Issue 1 (Spring 2019) contains a panel discussion on an essay by Taylor G. Petrey on Mormon Biblical Studies:"Theorizing Critical Mormon Biblical Studies: Romans 1:18–32," by Taylor G. Petrey"Response to Taylor Petrey’s 'Theorizing Critical Mormon Biblical Studies,'" by James E. Faulconer"Ethics and Institution in Mormon Biblical Studies: Revisiting Taylor Petrey’s Taxonomy," by Rosalynde Welch"Notes on Taylor Petrey’s 'Theorizing Critical Mormon Biblical Studies,'" by Adam S. Miller"Theorizing Mormon Biblical Theology: Romans and Beyond," by Joseph M. Spencer"Continued Dialogue," by Taylor G. Petrey

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Whom Say Ye That I Am?: Lessons from the Jesus of Nazareth

Pdf Christian Books Whom Say Ye That I Am?: Lessons from the Jesus of Nazareth

Pdf:Whom Say Ye That I Am?: Lessons from the Jesus of Nazareth.The story of Jesus is frequently limited to the telling of the babe of Bethlehem who would die on the cross and three days later triumphantly exit his tomb in resurrected glory. Frequently skimmed over or left aside is the story of the Jesus of Nazareth who confronted systemic injustice, angered those in power, risked his life for the oppressed and suffering, and worked to preach and establish the kingdom of God - all of which would lead to his execution on Calvary. In this insightful and moving volume, authors James and Judith McConkie turn to the latest scholarship on the historical and cultural background of Jesus to discover lessons on what we can learn from his exemplary life. Whether it be his intimate interactions with the sick, the poor, women, and the outcast, or his public confrontations with oppressive religious, political, and economic institutions, Jesus of Nazareth - the son of a carpenter, messiah, and son of God - exemplified the way, the truth, and the life we must follow to bring about the kingdom of heaven.

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Sister Strong: Living in Harmony With the Women in Our Lives

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Pdf:Sister Strong: Living in Harmony With the Women in Our Lives.From the Back Cover “As daughters of God, we’re all a part of His family choir. Our unique voices combine in harmony to create something beautiful, complex, and unified when we’re centered on Jesus Christ and His gospel.' GROWING UP IN A FAMILY WITH SIX DAUGHTERS, the Gardiner Sisters know a thing or two about sisterhood. As musicians and creators, they have come to know that we, as women, share a common divine identity and face similar challenges. Even though they have much in common, Hailey and Mandi have each dealt with individual challenges related to sibling issues and struggled against negativity, self-worth, and loneliness—trials that affect women everywhere. But they always end up coming back together as sisters to remind each other—and all of us—that we are all beloved daughters of a King, and nothing will ever change that. IN THIS BOOK, HAILEY AND MANDI INVITE ALL WOMEN to join them in their journey to increase our capacity to love, navigate life’s challenges together, build up our confidence as women, and draw closer to God. Follow their inspiring story to learn how you and the women in your life can band together to become sister strong. Read more

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The Rabbi’s Brain: Mystics, Moderns and the Science of Jewish Thinking

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Pdf:The Rabbi’s Brain: Mystics, Moderns and the Science of Jewish Thinking.Review Praise for How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist “To this musty debate, Newberg, perhaps America's leading expert on the neurological basis of religion, brings a fresh perspective. His new book summarizes several years of groundbreaking research on the biological basis of religious experience. And it offers plenty to challenge skeptics and believers alike.”--Michael Gerson’s editorial dedicated to the book for The Washington Post “The authors present an elaborate, engaging meditation program to reduce anger and fear and increase serenity and love. They embrace faith (not necessarily religious), diversity, tolerance, and “compassionate communication. . . . A substantial advance in the self-help/spirituality genre and an excellent choice for general collections.”―Library Journal Read more About the Author Andrew B. Newberg is Director of Research at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College. Dr. Newberg has been particularly involved in the study of mystical and religious experiences throughout his career, in addition to the use of neuroimaging studies in the evaluation of neurological and psychiatric disorders. He is considered a pioneer in the field of neurotheology which seeks to link neuroscience with religious and spiritual experience. Dr. Newberg has published over two hundred articles, essays and book chapters. He is the author or co-author of eight books including the bestselling, How God Changes Your Brain (Ballantine, 2009), and Why God Won’t Go Away (Ballantine, 2001). He has presented his work at scientific and religious meetings throughout the world and has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, ABC’s World News Tonight, Book TV, National Public Radio, Fresh Air, London Talk Radio, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the BBC, National Public Radio, and the nationally distributed movies, “What the Bleep Do We Know?” and Bill Maher’s movie “Religulous.” His work has been written about in the Los Angeles Times, Time, Newsweek, Discover Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Read more

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You Can't Judge a Book by its Cover: The Power of Hidden Blessings

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Pdf:You Can't Judge a Book by its Cover: The Power of Hidden Blessings.You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover is a story of incredible perseverance through overwhelming struggles and countless rejections. If you’ve ever lost hope, if you’ve ever wanted to give up, this story will inspire you to keep going. If you’re still waiting for God to fulfill a promise, don’t stop now. No matter how bad life gets, there is still hope. It may take overwhelming patience, faith, and courage. It may be the greatest struggle of your life. But keep waiting on the Lord. Your faith and patience will not be in vain. God will reward you. He always keeps His promises. You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover will help you recognize and understand that your trials are only for a moment. They do not define you. You are not a failure…no matter how many times you fail. In fact, your failures can be the catalyst to achieving your greatest success. So never give up. Keep doing your part. There is always hope through a devoted Heavenly Father who loves you immensely. Learn how author Kent Livingston discovers the power of hidden blessings and keeps his faith despite overwhelming rejection and defeat. And ultimately how he uses his trials as inspiration to achieve his greatest triumph.

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One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly: The Art of Seeking God

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Pdf:One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly: The Art of Seeking God.This audiobook is for restless souls who desire to know God more deeply. Ashley Mae Hoiland bids us follow her down the hallowed and well-trodden path between the heart and mind, where glimpses of godliness are discovered in rainstorms, bus rides, temples, and mountains. As a Latter-day Saint, Hoiland explores the complexities of faith in everyday life where laughter and creativity matter as much as faith, hope, and charity.

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Ready, Set, Be Still: How God Used Faith and Personal Revelation to Transform My Life

Pdf Christian Books Ready, Set, Be Still: How God Used Faith and Personal Revelation to Transform My Life

Pdf:Ready, Set, Be Still: How God Used Faith and Personal Revelation to Transform My Life.From the Back Cover 'Through Heavenly Father, we are capable of so much more growth and achievement than we think is possible.'FATIMA 'FATTY' DEDRICKSON always had a feeling that she would someday leave her home in Stockholm, Sweden, but it wasn't until President Thomas S. Monson himself personally told her she was needed in Utah that she decided to act on that prompting. But the jump across the world was anything but easy: Already trilingual, she struggled to learn English as a fourth language while already attending classes at BYU. She fought against loneliness and self- esteem issues that stemmed from being half a world away from her family. And she wrestled with a social media addiction that was affecting her relationship with her husband and children.BUT BETWEEN THE HARDSHIPS, her leap of faith has also brought indescribable blessings into her life: a successful career as a blogger and athlete, amazing new friends who supported her through her trials, and a deepened faith and trust in the Lord to always be there when she needs Him the most. Through Fatty's experiences, learn to see how when you follow the promptings of the Spirit, the Lord can transform your self-image, your faith, and your life into something beyond your imagination. Read more

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The Ancient Order of Things: Essays on the Mormon Temple

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Pdf:The Ancient Order of Things: Essays on the Mormon Temple.About the Author Christian Larsen holds a master’s degree in publishing from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Utah. A student of Mormon history, he is currently working on an edition of the diaries of LDS Church general authority Charles W. Penrose Read more

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Everyday Savior: Recognizing His Hand in Your Daily Life

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Pdf:Everyday Savior: Recognizing His Hand in Your Daily Life.From the Back Cover Learn to see the Savior’s hand in the details of your life.Everything in your life—every person you encounter, every experience you’re given—is there for a reason. The tricky part is figuring out why! Small events from Winn Raleigh’s life have taught him eternal truths that can apply to everyone:• A day on the slopes spent skiing with his wife taught him to avoid fear and self-centeredness.• Witnessing a baptism, a blessing, and a sealing all in the same day taught him that the Lord blesses everyone personally in a shared moment.• Finding a man lying on the side of the road taught him to keep responding to the Spirit.• Watching his son’s volleyball championship game taught him that if you honor the Lord, then He will honor you.There is evidence of God in every aspect of your life, and if you open your mind, you can turn an otherwise forgettable moment into a profound spiritual experience. Read more

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Fire of Faith: The Memoirs of John H. Groberg

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Pdf:Fire of Faith: The Memoirs of John H. Groberg.About the Author Elder John H. Groberg was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy in April 1976. He has served as the executive administrator for several areas of the Church. Prior to receiving the call to become a General Authority, Elder Groberg served as a Regional Representative, as a mission president in Tonga (where he had earlier served a full-time mission), and as a bishop. A native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, he graduated from Brigham Young University and received a master of business administration degree from Indiana University The author is married to Jean Sabin Groberg, and they are the parents of eleven children. Read more

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2020 Amy Knapp's Christian Family Organizer: August 2019-December 2020

Pdf Christian Books 2020 Amy Knapp's Christian Family Organizer: August 2019-December 2020

Pdf:2020 Amy Knapp's Christian Family Organizer: August 2019-December 2020.About the Author Amy Knapp was a businesswoman with a promotional advertising company when her daughter contracted meningitis at the age of two months. Realizing that she was going to have lifelong challenges and disabilities, Amy sold her business to become a stay-at-home mom, only to find that her organizational tools didn't help her be productive in a home environment. To fill the gap, she created Amy Knapp's Family Organizer, now in its sixth year with accumulated sales of over 500,000 copies. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Read more

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The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part II: The End of the Story

Pdf Christian Books The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part II: The End of the Story

Pdf:The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part II: The End of the Story."The most important book of our generation.... A flawless, priceless masterpiece." (Denis Waitley, author of Seeds of Greatness)You are holding in your hands an almost impossible dream finally becoming reality...the sequel to the inspirational classical that has touched more lives in the past two decades than any other motivational work in the world. More than nine million people continue to find solace and hope in The Greatest Salesman in the World, the gripping tale of a little camel boy, Hafid, who becomes the greatest salesman in the world through following the principles in the 10 special scrolls of success.And now, at last, the world will discover what happens to the greatest salesman when he finally emerges from his lonely retirement to commence a new career. At first, he finds failure - until he receives a special gift from someone he has not seen in half a century. He then returns triumphantly to his homeland to write his own 10 vows of success to be shared with all who seek a better life - including you.The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part II: The End of the Story will touch the hearts of those millions who already know Hafid as a beloved friend - and introduce his wisdom to a vast new generation.

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Neighborhood Church: Transforming Your Congregation into a Powerhouse for Mission

Pdf Christian Books Neighborhood Church: Transforming Your Congregation into a Powerhouse for Mission

Pdf:Neighborhood Church: Transforming Your Congregation into a Powerhouse for Mission.Review   Overcome the reluctance to get messy in the everyday lives and real-world issues of those people in the places God sets us, right now, right here. Krin and Rob offer a vision of robust, authentic, passionate, risk-embracing ministry that shifts the focus from self-absorption to outward engagement, from constructing facilities to building partnerships, from maintaining an institution to pouring ourselves into serving that matters, that forms relationships, that changes lives and transforms communities. Practical, stimulating, full of examples that inspire a conversation of imagination about ministry and everyday discipleship.' Robert Schnase, United Methodist bishop and author of Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, Revised and Updated “All churches are missional—just ask them! Every Christian faith community would tell you that they have a desire to emulate the compassionate heart of Jesus in the world, but when the rubber meets the road, they can find the task difficult. In Neighborhood Church, Krin and Rob give ministers, leaders, and pew-sitters everything they need to begin the transformative work of living outwardly. They remove both the mystery—and the excuses!” –John Pavlovitz, author of A Bigger Table and Hope and Other Superpowers “The authors offer a vision of robust, authentic, passionate, risk-embracing ministry that shifts the focus from self-absorption to outward engagement, from constructing facilities to building partnerships, and from maintaining an institution to forming relationships.” –Robert Schnase, United Methodist Bishop and author of Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, Revised and Updated “As a pastor of a small, urban church in a city where church attendees are in the minority, I have had to reconstruct what it means to be church in the 21st century. Mueller and Van Tatenhove not only address the realities and ministry challenges churches face but give constructive framework on how to shift towards a transformational and missional way of being that is refreshing and enlightening.” –Theresa Cho, Co-pastor of St. John's Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, California “This is precisely the book the majority of mainline Protestant churches must read. Most are in a very different neighborhood from their founding and must find a new incarnation to faithfully follow Jesus in this place.' –John Fife, retired pastor of Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Moderator of the 1992 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and co-founder of the Sanctuary Movement in the 1980's. -- Read more About the Author Krin Van Tatenhove has pastored a variety of Presbyterian parishes for thirty years. He has a Doctor of Ministry in parish revitalization and directs a small nonprofit called Torch of Faith, which offers low-cost development services to other nonprofits promoting social justice. Read more

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Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders through Coaching

Pdf Christian Books Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders through Coaching

Pdf:Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders through Coaching.About the Author Tom Camacho is the National Coaching Coordinator for Multiply Vineyard, the church planting arm of Vineyard USA. He is active in the UK as a personal coach to national leaders and leads workshops across the UK. He has a wealth of experience from more than thirty years of leadership as an army pilot in the Gulf War and General Electric running leadership development and human resource training, as well as involvement in churches, missions and Christian non-profits. His background and church planting experience has given him a unique perspective on the subject of Christian leadership. He is increasing demand as an international speaker and trainer. He and his wife, Beth, live in Asheville, NC. He is Pastor of Blue Ridge Vineyard Church. Read more

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Easter Vigil Homilies

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Pdf:Easter Vigil Homilies.About the Author Jorge Mario Bergoglio was the archbishop of Buenos Aires from 1998 until his election as pope in 2013. As pope, he has proclaimed a gospel of joy, peace, and care for the poor, while leading reforms within the Vatican and beyond. His spiritual and moral leadership has become widely respected well beyond the confines of the Catholic Church. Read more

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How Change Comes to Your Church: A Guidebook for Church Innovations

Pdf Christian Books How Change Comes to Your Church: A Guidebook for Church Innovations

Pdf:How Change Comes to Your Church: A Guidebook for Church Innovations.About the Author Patrick Keifert is president and director of research of Church Innovations Institute. He has worked with hundreds of congregations and dozens of denominations on four continents is the Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary.Wesley Granberg-Michaelson served as General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America for 17 years. He was an associate editor of Sojournersmagazine and has also worked with the World Council of Churches, the Global Christian Forum, and Christian Churches Together. Read more

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The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christians with the Gospel

Pdf Christian Books The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christians with the Gospel

Pdf:The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christians with the Gospel.What to do when they say they're Christian but don't know JesusWhether it's the Christmas and Easter Christians or the faithful church attenders whose hearts are cold toward the Lord, we've all encountered cultural Christians. They'd check the Christian box on a survey, they're fine with church, but the truth is, they're far from God. So how do we bring Jesus to this overlooked mission field?

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A Road Too Short for the Long Journey: Reflections and Resources to Support Grieving People

Pdf Christian Books A Road Too Short for the Long Journey: Reflections and Resources to Support Grieving People

Pdf:A Road Too Short for the Long Journey: Reflections and Resources to Support Grieving People.Review 'This book is a gift. I value its practical wisdom and scholarly insight. Even more, I'm moved by the deep honesty and sensitivity with which it explores grief as a dimension of human experience. Reading the real-life stories it contains is a holy exercise, a rare invitation to listen to the voices of those whose lives have been touched indelibly by loss. This volume has enhanced my ministry and enriched my humanity.'--Cory Seibel, Pastor of Lifelong Faith Formation, Central Baptist Church, Edmonton; Affiliate Professor, Taylor Seminary'A Road Too Short for the Long Journey is a poignantly engaging work. It is an important contribution that aids in the understanding of one of life's most momentous tasks: navigating significant loss. Openly vulnerable and unmistakably authentic, the personal encounters with grief disclosed by the book's contributors allow its readers profound touchpoints with their own life-loss experiences. The knowledge provided alongside this personal narrative creates a powerful potential for transformative healing space.'--Cynthia McGrady, Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor, and Director of Marriage & Family Therapy at Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary Read more From the Author 'In a world that expects quick fixes and instant returns--in other words 'a short road'--those of us who grieve (which at some point will be all of us) are taking a 'long journey' with grief. The hope of those who write in the chapters that follow is that we might offer the mourner some comfort, and the comforters some wisdom. We hope our collaboration might provide additional 'pavement' for the journey.'-- Quentin P. Kinnison from the Introduction of A Road Too Short for the Long Journey Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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An Uncommon Guide to Retirement: Finding God's Purpose for the Next Season of Life

Pdf Christian Books An Uncommon Guide to Retirement: Finding God's Purpose for the Next Season of Life

Pdf:An Uncommon Guide to Retirement: Finding God's Purpose for the Next Season of Life.About the Author JEFF HAANEN (B.A., Valparaiso University; M.Div., Denver Seminary) is the Founder and Executive Director of Denver Institute for Faith & Work, an educational nonprofit that explores issues of faith, work, calling and culture. Jeff is a regular contributor to Christianity Today and has written numerous articles on finance, character, work, and calling. He is a nationally recognized voice on the intersection between faith and work. Read more

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Sacred Pace: Four Steps to Hearing God and Aligning Yourself with His Will

Pdf Christian Books Sacred Pace: Four Steps to Hearing God and Aligning Yourself with His Will

Pdf:Sacred Pace: Four Steps to Hearing God and Aligning Yourself with His Will.How do we hear from God and discern His will when it's time to make big decisions? Terry Looper shares a four-step process for doing just that - a process he has learned and refined over 30 years as a Christian entrepreneur and founder of a multi-billion-dollar company. At just 36 years old, Terry Looper was a successful Christian businessman who thought he had it all - until managing all he had led to a devastating burnout. Wealthy beyond his wildest dreams but miserable beyond belief, Terry experienced a radical transformation when he discovered how to align himself with God's will in the years following his crash and burn. Sacred Pace is a four-step process that helps Christians in all walks of life learn how to:Slow down their decision-making under the guidance of the Holy Spirit Sift through their surface desires and sinful patterns in order to receive clear, peace-filled answers from the Lord Gain the confident assurance that God's answers are His way of fulfilling the true desires he has placed in their hearts Grow closer to the One who loves them most and knows them best This audiobook is not another example of name-it-and-claim-it materialism in disguise. Instead, it walks listeners through the sometimes-painful process of "dying to self" in their decisions, both big and small, so that they desire God's will more than their own.

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The Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur's Guide: Doing Business God's Way

Pdf Christian Books The Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur's Guide: Doing Business God's Way

Pdf:The Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur's Guide: Doing Business God's Way.What would happen in your business if you truly put the King's agenda first?When you are Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur, it is certainly not business as usual. In The Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur's Guide: Doing Business God's Way, Shae Bynes takes you on a transformational journey by revealing the mindset, heart posture, and counter-cultural behaviors of entrepreneurs who desire to thrive in their kingdom business by putting Jesus Christ--The King of kings--and His agenda at the center of their plans. With Bynes' relatable and practical style of biblical teaching, this book will inspire and equip you for an amazing adventure with God that will not only serve others, but also bring glory to Him. Nothing is impossible with God as your Ultimate CEO and business partner. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Shae Bynes is a passionate storyteller, teacher and mentor whose life and business were completely transformed through the power of encountering the unrelenting love of God. She is Founder and Chief Fire Igniter of Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur, a global movement that inspires, teaches, and mentors entrepreneurs to be led by God in their business so they can experience His best and have a greater Kingdom impact in the marketplace. To learn more, visitwww.KingdomDrivenEntrepreneur.com

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Hope in the Hard Places: How to Survive When Your World Feels Out of Control

Pdf Christian Books Hope in the Hard Places: How to Survive When Your World Feels Out of Control

Pdf:Hope in the Hard Places: How to Survive When Your World Feels Out of Control.About the Author Sarah Beckman is a national speaker and bestselling author of Alongside. Sarah has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin and is a seasoned media guest, including The 700 Club, The Difference, and 100 Huntley Street, and she has recorded over fifty local and national radio programs and podcasts. She blogs and regularly contributes to many online and print publications. Sarah serves at her local church, and volunteers with several domestic and international non-profits. She and her husband have been married for twenty-six years. They live in Albuquerque, NM and have three grown children. Read more

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No Is a Beautiful Word: Hope and Help for the Overcommitted and (Occasionally) Exhausted

Pdf Christian Books No Is a Beautiful Word: Hope and Help for the Overcommitted and (Occasionally) Exhausted

Pdf:No Is a Beautiful Word: Hope and Help for the Overcommitted and (Occasionally) Exhausted.About the Author Kevin G. Harney (kevingharney.com) serves at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. He is the author of many books and studies, including Organic Outreach for Ordinary People, Seismic Shifts, and Reckless Faith. Read more

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Leading Like a Lion

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Pdf:Leading Like a Lion.About the Author Rev. David Webb currently serves as the Senior Pastor of the Hodgenville Pentecostal Church in Hodgenville, Kentucky. He began his ministry at 18 years old and has been preaching 24 years. His wife Genell and 4 children Taylor, Geron, Abigal amd Andrew are the loves of his life. He is the founder and sitting president of the Pentecostal Fire Youth Conference of which thousands attend annually. His drive in life is to see others draw closer to Christ and influence people to do great things for God! Read more

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No Is a Beautiful Word: Hope and Help for the Overcommitted and (Occasionally) Exhausted

Pdf Christian Books No Is a Beautiful Word: Hope and Help for the Overcommitted and (Occasionally) Exhausted

Pdf:No Is a Beautiful Word: Hope and Help for the Overcommitted and (Occasionally) Exhausted.If a person has extra time, nothing to do, and finds themself looking for ways to fill their empty days...this book is definitely not for them.No Is a Beautiful Word is designed and crafted for people whose plates are full, whose margins are thin, and whose lives feel overloaded. They are looking for help, relief, and wisdom to navigate the countless options that life offers on a daily basis.This book is needed by people who:Go to bed with a "to do" list that never seems to get totally doneKindly say, "Yes" and secretly regret it five minutes laterFeel pain and live with guilt when they have to say, "No"Were taught that "No" is a dirty wordBelieve that saying "No" is a sign of weaknessFeel trapped by unwise past commitmentsWant to say "Yes" to what matters most in life but are too exhaustedKnow that their life is out of balance and are seeking to fix itIt will be valuable for:Leaders who have a tough time making the hard decisions because they fear hurting someone's feelingsExecutives who feel over-extended and pressed to the edges of their capacityParents who feel overworked and under-appreciatedStudents who are trying to balance the intensity of school, work, and their relational worldRetired people who find themselves saying, with subtle humor but aching regret, "I am more busy now than I have ever been!"Single people who go to bed at night exhausted because the day left no margin and offered no oasis of peaceMarried people who love their life but secretly dream about time to play, space to relax, and taking a napNo Is a Beautiful Word is designed to be heard briskly, chewed on thoroughly, and acted on practically. The chapters are brief by intention. Some are just one paragraph (that's right, some chapters are only a few sentences long!).The goal of this book is give people clear concepts, paint a picture of what it looks like to live out the idea, and then move on to the next thought. The vision is to help people learn to say "No" to the things that don't matter (or don't matter as much), so they can say "Yes" to the things that bring life, hope, peace, and lasting meaning.

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An Unhurried Leader: The Lasting Fruit of Daily Influence

Pdf Christian Books An Unhurried Leader: The Lasting Fruit of Daily Influence

Pdf:An Unhurried Leader: The Lasting Fruit of Daily Influence.What does grace-paced leadership look like?  Spiritual mentor. Pastor. Executive director. Parent. Professor. Spouse. We have many roles and relationships. And in the midst of all we do, we're tempted to frantically take control of situations in hopes of making good things happen. Alan Fadling, author of An Unhurried Life, writes: "That kind of unholy hurry may make me look busy, but too often it keeps me from actually being fruitful in the ways Jesus wants me to be. Jesus modeled grace-paced leadership. To learn that we begin not with leading, but with following." In this book Alan Fadling unfolds what it means for leaders to let Jesus set the pace. Through biblical illustrations, personal examples, and on-the-ground leadership wisdom, this book will guide you into a new view of kingdom leadership. Along the way you just might find that the whole of your life has been transformed into a more livable and more fruitful pace.

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Piensa, Aprende Y Ten Éxito: Entiende Y Usa Tu Mente Para Prosperar En La Escuela, El Trabajo Y La Vida

Pdf Christian Books Piensa, Aprende Y Ten Éxito: Entiende Y Usa Tu Mente Para Prosperar En La Escuela, El Trabajo Y La Vida

Pdf:Piensa, Aprende Y Ten Éxito: Entiende Y Usa Tu Mente Para Prosperar En La Escuela, El Trabajo Y La Vida.About the Author La doctora Caroline Leaf es neurocientífica cognitiva, con un doctorado en patología de la comunicación, especializada en neuropsicología. Desde la década de 1980 ha estudiado e investigado la conexión entre la mente y el cerebro. La doctora Leaf es una solicitada conferencista nacional e internacional en tópicos relacionados como estrés, pensamientos tóxicos, diferencias entre los cerebros masculino y femenino, pensamiento y aprendizaje, controlar nuestras vidas de pensamiento, y cómo identificar y utilizar la unicidad. Ella ha publicado numerosos artículos en boletines académicos y revistas de consumidores; y es entrevistada con frecuencia en estaciones de televisión y otros medios alrededor del mundo. Tiene su propio programa de televisión, The Dr. Leaf Show, y un programa semanal de televisión llamado Switch On Your Brain, que se transmite por TBN. Es autora de Enciende tu cerebro (Switch On Your Brain) y Think and Eat Yourself Smart, entre muchos otros libros. Leaf y su esposo, Mac, viven con sus cuatro hijos en California. Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist with a PhD in Communication Pathology specializing in Neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s, she has studied and researched the mind-brain connection. Dr. Leaf is an international and national conference speaker on topics relating to optimal mind and brain performance such as stress, toxic thoughts, male/female brain differences, thinking and learning, controlling our thought lives, and how to identify and use one's uniqueness. She has published numerous articles in academic journals and consumer magazines; and she is frequently interviewed on TV stations and media around the globe. Dr. Leaf has her own TV show, The Dr. Leaf Show, and her own weekly TV show called Switch On Your Brain, airing on TBN. She is the author of Switch On Your Brain and Think and Eat Yourself Smart, among many other books. Leaf and her husband, Mac, live with their four children in California. Read more

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How to Lead in a World of Distraction: Maximizing Your Influence by Turning Down the Noise

Pdf Christian Books How to Lead in a World of Distraction: Maximizing Your Influence by Turning Down the Noise

Pdf:How to Lead in a World of Distraction: Maximizing Your Influence by Turning Down the Noise.About the Author Clay Scroggins is the lead pastor of North Point Community Church, providing visionary and directional leadership for all of the local church staff and congregation. As the original and largest campus of North Point Ministries, ranked by Outreach Magazine in 2014 as the Largest Church in America, NPCC averages over 12,000 people in attendance. Clay works for Andy Stanley, one of the greatest leaders on the planet, and understands firsthand how to manage the tension of leading when you’re not in charge. Starting out as a facilities intern (a.k.a. Vice-President of Nothing), he has worked his way through many organizational levels of North Point Ministries and knows all too well the challenge of authority deprivation. Clay holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech as well as a Master’s degree and doctorate with an emphasis in Online Church from Dallas Theological Seminary. He lives in Forsyth County, Georgia, with his wife, Jenny, and their four children.   Read more

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The Success Commandments: Master the Ten Spiritual Principles to Achieve Your Destiny

Pdf Christian Books The Success Commandments: Master the Ten Spiritual Principles to Achieve Your Destiny

Pdf:The Success Commandments: Master the Ten Spiritual Principles to Achieve Your Destiny.Review “He literally wrote the book on being Christian in the movie business.” (The Hollywood Reporter)“DeVon is that rare individual who has managed to successfully integrate his spiritual and professional life. ... Anyone reading this book will benefit from his extraordinary wisdom.” (Michael Lynton, chairman of Snap, Inc.) Read more About the Author DeVon Franklin is a bestselling author, spiritual success coach, and the CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a production company in conjunction with 20th Century Fox. He is the producer of the box office hit Miracles from Heaven and the animated film, The Star. He's Dr. Oz's go-to for spiritual success coaching on The Dr. Oz Show and he's the co-host of the TLC event series, This Is Life Live.Variety named DeVon one of the '10 Producers to Watch' and Beliefnet called him one of the 'Most Influential Christians Under 40.' He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Wait, co-written with his wife, award-winning actress Meagan Good and the best-selling Produced By Faith. Read more

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Money Mastery: Making Sense of Making Money for Making a Difference

Pdf Christian Books Money Mastery: Making Sense of Making Money for Making a Difference

Pdf:Money Mastery: Making Sense of Making Money for Making a Difference.About the Author Author Billy Epperhart received his M.B.A. from Colorado State University. Describing himself as a serial entrepreneur, Billy has started seven businesses and owned two franchises. As a real estate investor, he simultaneously owned investment properties in five different states. Currently, Billy directs two nonprofit companies and is Co-Director of the Business School of Charis Bible College and serves on the board of Andrew Wommack Ministries. He and his wife, Becky, make their home in Colorado. For more information or to enjoy his weekly financial blog, visit www.billyepperhart.com. Read more

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Ambition: Leading with Gratitude

Pdf Christian Books Ambition: Leading with Gratitude

Pdf:Ambition: Leading with Gratitude.Seth Buechley tackles the plaguing question of why ambitious people struggle to find satisfaction and reveals what they can do about it. His exceptional perspective, which began in a commune in the woods and led him to financial success through several multimillion-dollar businesses, shines through his candid and direct insights into the tension between ambition and satisfaction. A seasoned entrepreneur and leader of high-growth companies, Buechley illustrates the fundamental nature of gratitude in making the shift to lasting leadership impact.

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Christianity and Entrepreneurship: A Guide to locating Gods Entrepreneurship in you.

Pdf Christian Books Christianity and Entrepreneurship: A Guide to locating Gods Entrepreneurship in you.

Pdf:Christianity and Entrepreneurship: A Guide to locating Gods Entrepreneurship in you..After my Grandfathers' passing in August 2017, I began a spiritual quest to fill the void he left behind. This sudden change caused deep despair and forced me to seek questions I had yet discovered answers to. Since his passing, my life has made a 180-degree change. Not only has God filled a void, I have also discovered happiness in unimaginable ways. The 20 steps shared here are discoveries from numerous works, which made a dramatic change in my life. These steps are to be shared with you. If you believe there is something more, as I do, then please follow your instincts and begin to seek your purpose. God's blessings for each of us are unlimited. He calls us to be Entrepreneurs in everything we do. Your happiness is in creating!

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Stepping Up!: Discover the Power of Your Position

Pdf Christian Books Stepping Up!: Discover the Power of Your Position

Pdf:Stepping Up!: Discover the Power of Your Position.Review Johnny is living proof that God can do great things through the heart of a servant. I urge you to read this book and embrace the ideas and encouragement you'll find on every page. If you allow them to take hold and commit yourself to stepping up, you will soon step into the power and abundance that God intended for you to have in your life.―Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church and #1 New York Times bestselling author Read more About the Author JOHNNY MCGOWAN is a man of many titles, some being: armor-bearer, mentor, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, developer, and custom homebuilder. He has been a member of Lakewood Church since 1974, one of the largest non-denominational churches in America, where he currently serves as an associate pastor. Johnny offers a message of hope, servanthood, and 'stepping up' to the aspiring leaders and volunteers whom he advises, as well as to pastors he ministers to on a local and global level. Johnny and his wife, Donna, share five beautiful children together and reside in Houston, Texas. www.therealjohnnymcgowan.com Read more

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Teaching Discernment: A Pedagogy for Presenting Ignatian Discernment of Spirits

Pdf Christian Books Teaching Discernment: A Pedagogy for Presenting Ignatian Discernment of Spirits

Pdf:Teaching Discernment: A Pedagogy for Presenting Ignatian Discernment of Spirits.About the Author Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV is a priest and a popular retreat leader who lectures around the world. He is the author of several books on Ignatian spirituality, including The Discernment of Spirits, The Examen Prayer, An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer, and Meditation and Contemplation. He lives in Denver. Read more

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Boss Up!: This Ain’t Your Mama’s Business Book

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Pdf:Boss Up!: This Ain’t Your Mama’s Business Book.About the Author Lindsay Teague Moreno is an author, podcaster, and business owner. In her perfect world Internet baby goat videos flow freely, mornings start at 10 a.m., and the word playdate is stricken from the English language. In just two short years Lindsay built a seven-figure personal income, using only social media. She did this with three little girls at home and all the mom duties that come along with it. Raising businesses and babies at the same time is no easy feat, but anything is possible if you have enough dry shampoo and grit. Having spent a considerable amount of time building multiple profitable businesses, Lindsay has gone through her share of ups and downs. With a passion for helping women find their voice and purpose, Lindsay wants to show women they can build their own version of the good life, no matter the circumstances. Read more

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The Bottom of the Pool: Thinking Beyond Your Boundaries to Achieve Extraordinary Results

Pdf Christian Books The Bottom of the Pool: Thinking Beyond Your Boundaries to Achieve Extraordinary Results

Pdf:The Bottom of the Pool: Thinking Beyond Your Boundaries to Achieve Extraordinary Results.About the Author Andy Andrews is a bestselling novelist, speaker, and consultant for some of the world’s most successful teams, largest corporations, and fastest-growing organizations. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Noticer, How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, and the modern classic The Traveler’s Gift. For more information, please visit AndyAndrews.com. Read more

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