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Choose Love: The Three Simple Choices That Will Alter the Course of Your Life
Stormie Omartian - 2014
Recent books have taken a closer look at the leading of the Holy Spirit and the call to be a prayer warrior for God. Now Stormie takes a fresh look at another powerful aspect of knowing our Creator…His amazing and great love for us.We reflect God most clearly when we are motivated by the power of love in all we say and do. But first we have to understand the depth of God's love for us and receive it. Then we must learn how to effectively express our love for Him.“One of the many ways we can show our love to God is to deliberately choose to show love to others and in every situation,” says Stormie. “We can only accomplish this with the guidance and enablement of the Holy Spirit. When we do that, God blesses us and transforms our lives in ways we cannot even imagine. And we will have a sense of God's pleasure toward us that is far more valuable than anything else we may desire. This book is about making that sometimes difficult choice and the rewards that follow.”Transform your heart, your relationships, and your future as you press into God’s love and let the power of His life and character move through you.
Defined: Who God Says You Are
Stephen Kendrick - 2019
But what is guiding your core beliefs? Are they healthy and founded upon solid truth? Or are they constantly shifting with the opinions of others or your own emotions? Based upon powerful insights from the scriptural book of Ephesians, and seasoned with personal stories and practical wisdom, Defined challenges you to let the One who knows you best be the One who guides your heart the most. It’s time for all of us to live in the amazing light of His acceptance, abundance, and strength.
Begin Again: Your Hope and Renewal Start Today
Max Lucado - 2020
Are you struggling with sadness, pain, or disappointment? If so, take heart. A new chapter awaits you.New York Times bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado celebrates God's promise to restore and renew. Max prepares us for the journey ahead by encouraging us to:Trust that God is the author of new beginningsRely on God's love and protectionHold on to enduring hopeMake a difference in the lives of othersSet our sights on our eternal homeThis compilation--which also includes original, never-before-heard content from Max--assures us of the new possibilities ahead.Take the next step toward hope and renewal. It's never too late to Begin Again.
You Can Begin Again: No Matter What, It's Never Too Late
Joyce Meyer - 2014
Look closely and you'll see that theme all through the Bible. Page after page, God delights in turning tragic endings into new beginnings. A childless woman conceives in her old age; a fearful, self-conscious shepherd becomes a leader of millions; and a prostitute becomes a wife and mother in the lineage of Christ. Every biblical fresh start reveals the amazing, awe-inspiring hope we have for our own new beginnings in God's plan for our lives. In YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN, bestselling author Joyce Meyer explores the beauty and infinite supply of God's love and grace. Through inspiring stories, Scriptural principles, and her classic practical, life-application approach, Joyce powerfully demonstrates that God isn't done with you yet.If you're stuck in a rut, disappointed by an outcome, hurting from a wound, failing in an endeavor, struggling in a relationship, or unsure about the future. . .don't give up. Don't give up on yourself, and don't give up on the God Who loves you and offers you a new beginning today.
Find Your Brave: Courage to Stand Strong When the Waves Crash In
Holly Wagner - 2016
Life seems good and then—BOOM!—out of nowhere comes a storm that threatens to drown your hopes. Your storm might be a job loss, loneliness, a crumbling relationship, financial ruin, a serious illness, or the death of a loved one. Whatever it is, as the winds howl and the waves rage, you have a choice: will you cower in fear or will you rise to the challenge? Cancer survivor Holly Wagner has endured her share of storms. In Find Your Brave she examines the dramatic shipwreck faced by the apostle Paul in Acts 27. There she uncovers profound truths that will guide you safely through life’s most difficult moments. Through solid biblical teaching and relatable personal stories, Holly offers an uplifting, friendly voice in the midst of the gale-force winds and overpowering critical voices. She shows you how to anchor your trust in the God who remains faithful in every storm and in whose strength you can Find Your Brave . #RefuseToSink “So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as He said.” –Acts 27:25 (NLT) The apostle Paul, held as a prisoner on a ship bound for Rome, encounters a fierce tempest on the Adriatic Sea. Chaos and calamity surround him as the crew frantically attempts to lighten the ship, undergird the vessel, and keep her afloat. Paul stands in their midst and makes a simple, yet course-altering statement: “Be of good cheer!” In the middle of your storms, are you able to declare the same? In Find Your Brave GodChicks founder Holly Wagner combines insight found in Acts 27 with lessons learned from her very personal battles with cancer, betrayal, and turmoil to create the essential storm survival guide. Her words will encourage and empower you with practical tools to navigate life’s greatest storms, steady your heart against fear, and inspire you to rescue others as you make your way safely ashore.
You've Already Got It!: So Quit Trying to Get It
Andrew Wommack - 2004
It's a question most Christians ask and yet remain frustrated with the answers they receive. Answers such as: pray a little longer and with more sincerity, spend more time fasting, read more chapters of the Bible. In other words, your performance is the problem.The fact is, that couldn't be further from the truth. You've Already Got It! is a book filled with the good news that God's response isn't based on the things you must do; it's based on what Jesus did. As you read you'll gain the knowledge to trust God. It's only the truth you know that will set you free!
Uncluttered: Free Your Space, Free Your Schedule, Free Your Soul
Courtney Ellis - 2019
It's about slowing down long enough for God to remind you of his truth and what it means to be his child. Through heartwarming, relatable, and hilarious stories, Courtney Ellis shares her journey from a life of stress, stuff, and exhaustion to one of peace, space, and fulfillment.You'll learn practical tips for paring down your possessions, simplifying your schedule, and practicing the ancient art of Sabbath (even if you are a parent!)Uncluttered covers 12 relevant Christian lifestyle topics such as: Applying Spiritual DisciplinesSabbath: Receiving the Gift of Rest Worship: The Ultimate Uncluttered Act Prayer: Holy Whispers Hospitality: Hot Dogs, Strangers, and You (and more!) Practical Lifestyle TipsThe Secret of Simplicity: God First Stuff: More Is Not Always Better Technology: How to 'Turn Off' Uncluttered Kids: Simple, Soulful Parenting (and more!) Uncluttered ushers you towards a lifestyle of holiness and joy in the Lord. Author Courtney Ellis' sharp wit, clever humor, and profound insights will not only take you on an exciting journey through her walk with the Lord, but will also lead you to uniquely experience yours. Find out what happens when you simply put God first.Paperback, approx. 220 pages, 6 x 9 inches. ISBN 978-1-62862-791-6.Peace. Less. Still. Enough. Simple. Clear. Rested. Read Uncluttered. --John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Church and author The key to healthy, sustainable, contagious faith is our commitment to living simpler, quieter, more uncluttered lives. This is the urgent and soul-nourishing message of Uncluttered. --Brett McCracken, senior editor at The Gospel CoalitionWith disarming candor, sly humor and the empathy of the pastor and spiritual counselor that she is, Courtney Ellis has given us a gift. --Tod Bolsinger, Vice President & Chief of Leadership Formation, Fuller SeminaryUncluttered is a funny, nonjudgmental, down-to-earth guide not just for clearing out junk, but for laying hold of freedom in order to perceive God and abide with him. --Aubry G. Smith, author of Holy Labor: How Childbirth Shapes a Woman's SoulAbout the Author Courtney Ellis is the associate pastor for Spiritual Formation and Mission at Presbyterian Church of the Master. She holds degrees from Wheaton College, Loyola University of Chicago, and Princeton Theological Seminary, and has been published in Christianity Today Women. She is a sought-after speaker for leadership and women's retreats, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), and young adult ministries. Courtney resides in Southern California with her family.
Crushing: It's Not the End!
T.D. Jakes - 2019
Jakes reveals God's process for our growth and how we can benefit from life's challenging experiences.In this insightful book, #1 New York Times bestselling author T.D. Jakes wrestles with the age-old questions: Why do the righteous suffer? Where is God in all the injustice?In his most personal offering yet, Bishop Jakes tells crushing stories from his own journey-the painful experience of learning his young teenage daughter was pregnant, the agony of watching his mother succumb to Alzheimer's, and the shock and helplessness he felt when his son had a heart attack.Bishop Jakes wants to encourage you that God uses difficult, crushing experiences to prepare you for unexpected blessings. If you are faithful through suffering, you will be surprised by God's joy, comforted by His peace, and fulfilled with His purpose.CRUSHING will inspire you to have hope, even in your most difficult moments. If you trust in God and lean on Him during setbacks, He will lead you through.
Wounded by God's People: Discovering How God's Love Heals Our Hearts
Anne Graham Lotz - 2013
Hagar stood out because she was wounded--not physically, but in ways that were as emotionally and spiritually painful as any injury to a body would be. Some wounds were provoked by her own bad behavior, but others were inflicted by those who considered themselves God's people.Anne Graham Lotz too has been wounded by God's people. Some wounds have been deeper than others, some have come out of nowhere, and still others have been provoked by her own behavior, but all of the wounds have been deeply painful. They seemed to hurt even more when the wounders wrapped their behavior in a semblance of religion or piety.As Hagar's story unfolds, you will discover that wounded people often become wounders themselves. While Anne identifies with the wounded, the unpleasant reality is that she also identifies with the wounders, because she has been one, too. She knows from experience that wounding is a cycle that needs to be broken. And by God's grace, it can be.Many have had similar experiences. And perhaps you are among those who have been so deeply hurt that you have confused God's imperfect people with God. Maybe you have even run away from God as a result. Or perhaps you have been a wounder to the extent that you are living in a self-imposed exile, believing you are unworthy to be restored to a warm, loving relationship with God or with God's people. Whatever your hurts may be, Wounded by God's People helps you to begin a healing journey--one that enables you to reclaim the joy of God's presence and all the blessings God has for you.God loves the wounded. And the wounders.
Matters Of The Heart: Stop trying to fix the old - let God give you something new
Juanita Bynum - 1899
You are always concerned about the outward appearance...but what is the condition of your heart toward Me and toward My people? I sat there confused and said to the Lord, 'MY HEART?'... This groundbreaking message will open your eyes to the truth about your own heart. Whether you are new to the faith or have been doing great things for God's kingdom for years, you still need a new heart. This Word from the Lord has changed Dr. Bynum's life, and it will change yours as well! Find out how you can be doing good works for God and not even know Him as you should. Uncover areas where your old heart deceived you, and learn why it can't be fixed. Explore the heart/mind connection and see why this key to intimacy with God is so vital to a healthy, satisfying and effective life. God wants to do some major heart surgery and give you a permanent and improved life. Are you ready to receive.
No One Can Take Your Place
Sheri Dew - 2004
In her personable and straightforward style, she emphasizes our unique roles as men and women of God, the divine power that is available to help us fulfill our mortal missions, the lessons we can learn from those who have gone before, and the legacy we will ultimately leave behind. A stirring call to action, this motivational book points to the urgent need for us as Latter-day Saints to have a clear vision of who we are.