No More Faking Fine

No More Faking Fine Author Esther Fleece
ISBN-10 9780310344773
Year 2017-01-10
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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If you’ve ever been given empty clichés during challenging times, you know how painful it can feel to be misunderstood by well-meaning people. Far too often, it seems the response we get to our hurt and disappointment is to suck it up, or pray it away. But Scripture reveals a God who meets us where we are, not where we pretend to be. No More Faking Fine is your invitation to get gut-level honest with God through the life-giving language of lament. Lament, a practice woven throughout Scripture, is a prayer that God never ignores, never silences, and never wastes. As author Esther Fleece says, “Lament is the unexpected pathway to true intimacy with God, and with those around us.” Esther learned this the hard way, by believing she could shut down painful emotions that haunted her from a broken past she tried to forget on her fast track to success. But in silencing her pain, she robbed herself of the opportunity to be healed. Maybe you’ve done the same. No More Faking Fine is your permission to lament—to give voice to the hurt, frustration, and disappointment you’ve kept inside and silenced for too long. Drawing from careful biblical study and hard-won insight, Esther reveals how to use God’s own language to draw closer to Him as He leads us through any darkness into His marvelous light.

No More Faking Fine

No More Faking Fine Author Esther Fleece
ISBN-10 0310344751
Year 2017-01-10
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher
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No More Faking Fine, by Esther Fleece, unmasks the suppressed truth that God meets us right where we are, and not where we pretend to be.

The Way of Letting Go

The Way of Letting Go Author Wilma Derksen
ISBN-10 9780310348245
Year 2017-02-21
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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Maybe it was the sting of remarks from a relative or friend. Maybe a miscarriage ended your hopes for a family. For all of your heartbreaks, maybe you wished there was someone to help you through. For Wilma Derksen, letting go of the 15 misconceptions about grief led her back to hope. In this book she tells how you can do the same. Wilma’s world collapsed when her teenage daughter, Candace, was taken hostage and murdered. Wilma now shares her choices to “let go” of heartbreak, which gave her the courage to navigate through the dark waters of sorrow. Like Wilma, maybe your heartbreak forced you to retreat from happy expectations, of believing that life is fair, of finding closure for every circumstance. She encourages patiently: let go of the happy ending, let go of perfect justice, let go of fear, and let go of closure. Wilma's wisdom will help you overcome your broken heart, and her advice will enable you to break free of pain to live a life of true joy.

Talk Yourself Happy

Talk Yourself Happy Author Kristi Watts
ISBN-10 9780718083847
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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Former cohost of The 700 Club Kristi Watts reveals the pitfalls that keep Christians from true joy and demonstrates the transformational power of speaking the words and promises of God. How does a person bounce back after being beaten down personally, professionally, and emotionally? What impact do words, thoughts, and beliefs have in determining one’s level of happiness? Kristi Watts asked herself these questions after her marriage dissolved and she left a high-profile position as a cohost of The 700 Club. Initially excited to walk into a new season of life that she thought held the key to happiness, she soon stumbled into emotional pitfalls that left her discouraged, disappointed, and distant from God. Known as the upbeat host who was always filled with joy and laughter, she was anything but—yet she was determined to get her happy back! But how? By learning, as Kristi did, that true happiness is not simply acquired but rather cultivated. When one’s words focus on faulty perspectives, faith is quickly derailed, but by remembering God’s blessings and verbally claiming His promises, hearts change. Using biblical principles, Talk Yourself Happy illustrates the importance of relying on God to tame our tongues and train our minds, and it exposes the hidden traps that keep Christians from living lives of happiness, empowering readers with the ultimate transformation of their hearts.

A Love Greater Than Death

A Love Greater Than Death Author Dori Powledge Phillips
ISBN-10 9781617392795
Year 2011-02
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Tate Publishing
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Once upon a time, there was a little girl with dreams of a fairytale life. She daydreamed about the perfect little white house on a hill with a white picket fence, a wonderful husband and two children (of course a boy and a girl). A fairytale ending might seem impossible. But once you experience the love of God, your happy ending is within your grasp. Being an overcomer is the underlying message of Dori Powledge Phillips' inspiring book, A Love Greater Than Death. Through the devastation of losing her husband and four youngest children in a tragic car accident, Dori takes readers on an amazing spiritual journey. Follow Dori on her journey of loss and tragedy, faith and hope, and the supernatural healing power of God. Prepare yourself to laugh a little, cry a little, and discover A Love Greater Than Death.

My One Word

My One Word Author Mike Ashcraft
ISBN-10 9780310318781
Year 2012-12-18
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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The concept of My One Word is simple. Lose the long list of resolutions—all your sweeping promises to change—and do something about one thing this year instead of nothing about everything. Choose just one word that represents what you most hope God will do in you, and focus on it for an entire year. This single act will force clarity and concentrate your efforts. As you focus on your word over an extended period of time, you position yourself for God to form your character at a deep, sustainable level. Growth and change will result. Author Mike Ashcraft, who has led his megachurch through this My One Word project for more than five years, and Proverbs 31 Ministries author and speaker Rachel Olsen, who has lived it, are encouraging, insightful, good-humored, yet realistic in this enjoyable read. Their stories of growth and change through My One Word will keep you motivated. Throughout the book you'll also find words and stories of people just like you who have joined the My One Word movement and discovered the power of just one word. Includes discussion questions for use with the small-group video curriculum, My One Word: A DVD Study (sold separately).

And Still She Laughs

And Still She Laughs Author Kate Merrick
ISBN-10 9780718093099
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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Kate Merrick examines the Bible’s gritty stories of resilient women as well as her own experience losing a child—a journey followed by more than a million on prayfordaisy.com—to reveal the reality of surprising joy and deep hope even in the midst of heartache. Kate Merrick faced the crippling grief that life can bring when her five-year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Three and a half years of suffering followed, accompanied by fervent prayer, hospital stays, emotional agony, and teeth-grinding fear. And in the end, her baby girl was gone. How was Kate to believe again, to hope again? To find out, she turned to stories in the Bible of real women who dealt with pain and survived. How did Sarah, after twenty-five years of achingly empty arms, learn in the end to laugh without bitterness? How did Bathsheba, defiled by the king who then had her husband killed, come to walk in strength and dignity, to smile without fear of the future? In And Still She Laughs, Merrick writes poignantly and transparently about finding joy in sorrow and shows how we—just like the ordinary women seen in the Bible—can rise above unbearable circumstances and live fully. In the middle of whatever hardships we face, we can smile, cry, and come away full—laughing without fear and eagerly looking for what is to come.

Loveable

Loveable Author Kelly Flanagan
ISBN-10 9780310345176
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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Kelly Flanagan is a psychologist, father, and blogger who is best known for the letters he has written to his children on his blog, one of which landed him on the Today Show with his four-year-old daughter. In Loveable, Flanagan answers three fundamental human questions: Am I enough? How do I become unlonely? Do I matter? He shows us how to rediscover our worthiness and remember that we are good enough. He encourages us to shed the false self that keeps us lonely and to find people who accept us as we are. And he inspires us to fully embrace our passions, regardless of how ordinary those passions may be. Reading like an extended love letter to readers, Loveable uncovers three essential truths: you are enough, you are not alone, and you matter. Flanagan invites us to disconnect from the distractions and demands of daily life and to listen more intently for the voice of grace within each of us, so we might fully awaken to the redemptive story we are here to live.

Fear Fighting

Fear Fighting Author Kelly Balarie
ISBN-10 9781493406463
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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We all live with fear. It hangs around, whispering in our ears, reminding us of all we can't do or will never be. But that's not the end of the story. We also have a God who draws close to say, Fear not. I am with you. This Spirit transforms us into fear fighters--women breaking free of trepidation to find bold dedication to God's peace-, purpose- and joy-filled callings. With remarkable compassion born from personal experience, Kelly Balarie shows women how to · Cultivate unstoppable faith by harnessing God's Word and promptings · Pray panic-, blood pressure- and stress-reducing prayers to usher in lasting peace · Discover clear and immediate action plans to exchange worry for God's greatest gifts · Implement daily bravery decrees to stand armed through the day · Participate in a 12-week study guide to foster new courageous habits Kelly pulls back the curtain of fear so you can find the beautiful woman God created you to be.

Goliath Must Fall Study Guide

Goliath Must Fall Study Guide Author Louie Giglio
ISBN-10 9780310083757
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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It’s likely you have a threatening giant in your life . . . an adversary or stronghold that’s diminishing your ability to live a full and free life. Frozen in the grip of rejection, fear, anger, comfort, or addiction, you’ve lost sight of the promise God has for your life. Demoralized and defeated, you’ve settled for far less than his best. God has a better plan for you—a plan for you to live in victory. That’s why he has silenced your giant once and for all. In this six-session video Bible study, Pastor Louie Giglio uncovers a newfound twist in the classic story of David and Goliath. He shows how the key to living free from our giants is not better slingshot accuracy, but keeping our eyes on the one and only giant-slayer: Jesus. Put your hope in him, and watch Goliath fall. Louie walks us toward the road to redemption through godly wisdom and relatable transparency. He doesn't just help us conquer the Goliaths in our life; he shares his own. This book offers freedom for anyone who is willing to face their giants. Lecrae, Grammy-award winning artist, songwriter, and producer Sessions include: Dead but Still Deadly Fear Must Fall Rejection Must Fall Comfort Must Fall Anger Must Fall Addiction Must Fall Designed for use with the Goliath Must Fall Video Study (sold separately).

Beautiful Battlefields

Beautiful Battlefields Author Bo Stern
ISBN-10 9781612914572
Year 2014-03-20
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Tyndale House
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Bo Stern realizes life is full of fierce and unexpected battles. When her husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness, she knew she had found her Goliath. With winsome sincerity, Bo points readers to the battle plans available to us in Scripture—and to our God, who brings beauty from the struggles we face.

Wild and Free

Wild and Free Author Jess Connolly
ISBN-10 9780310345541
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Wild and Free by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan is a liberty hymn for the modern Christian woman, who is held captive by the belief that she is too much, that she is not enough, and sometimes both.

When It All Comes Together

When It All Comes Together Author Riva Tims
ISBN-10 9781629985992
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Charisma Media
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Be encouraged to find hope in the midst of crisis by understanding how God uses our difficulties for our good. Riva Tims and her late ex-husband, Zachery Tims, were the pastors of a megachurch in Central Florida until news of his infidelity surfaced. After the couple’s public divorce, Zachery lost his battle with drug addiction. Riva has overcome the betrayal, heartbreak, grief, and loss while holding on to her faith in God. n a moving sequel to the story she shared in When It All Falls Apart, Tims’s powerful new book helps you learn to positively identify defining moments in your life—which often surface during difficult circumstances—and see how God is meticulously at work through all you experience. Tims’s life exemplifies the truth that God gives a double anointing to those who stand in faith through tribulation.

Love Does Study Guide

Love Does Study Guide Author Bob Goff
ISBN-10 9781400206285
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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In Love Does, a five-session video-based small group study (DVD sold separately), you will discover the whimsy of New York Times best-selling author Bob Goff through a sometimes humorous, thought-provoking, meaningful lesson that makes faith in God simple and real. You will discover the paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob's love takes action, just like Jesus did. Bob believes Love Does. This study guide will lead you and your group deeper into content with video notes, group discussion questions, and between session personal reflections and actions to enhance the group experience. When Love Does, life gets interesting. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible too. Sessions include: I’m With You Free to Fail Audacious Love Be Not Afraid Follow Me Designed for use with the Love Does Video Study 9781400206292 (sold separately).

Faking It

Faking It Author Cora Carmack
ISBN-10 9781448176533
Year 2013-06-06
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Every girl likes a bad boy... And Max’s current boyfriend is as bad as they come. She knows her family would freak if they saw his tattoos and piercings. So when her parents turn up unannounced Max grabs the most wholesome guy she can to play her boyfriend. But Cade Winston is so perfect that Max needs him to keep playing the part. And the more they have to fake their relationship, the harder it gets to just pretend...