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The Power of Positive Thinking
Peale, Norman Vincent
The Power of Positive Thinking has helped millions of men and women to achieve fulfillment in their lives. In this phenomenal bestseller, Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life - and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes.
Healing the Soul of a Woman: How to Overcome Your Emotional Wounds
Internationally renowned Bible teacher Joyce Meyer draws on her own history of abuse to show women how Christ's redeeming love heals emotional wounds and brings joy to life.Can a woman who has been deeply hurt by life's circumstances be healed, heart and soul? If she has been wounded by a man she loved and trusted, can she love and trust again? As a woman who endured years of abuse, abandonment, and betrayal by those closest to her, Joyce Meyer can answer with a resounding "yes!"Meyer's positivity comes from living her own journey, and from seeing so many women who don't believe they can fully overcome their pain--or even know where to begin--find the guidance they need in the life-changing wisdom of the Bible.Meyer's bestseller Beauty for Ashes told of her personal story of healing. Now, with the passage of more time, HEALING THE SOUL OF A WOMAN delves deeper into Joyce's story and the journey of healing for all women. Each chapter guides you through whatever obstacles may be holding you back to find your true destiny as God's beloved. God can heal all pain, and He wants to do this in you. Let HEALING THE SOUL OF A WOMAN be the first step toward the wonderful, joyful future God intends for you.
Until Today!: Daily Devotions for Spiritual Growth and Peace of Mind
Bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant presents a new book of devotions for anyone on the path to spiritual empowerment. These daily devotions will create powerful changes in the circumstances of your life that have held you back and will place you on the road to personal strength and peace of mind.
A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul
This is the first-ever English-language edition of the book Leo Tolstoy considered to be his most important contribution to humanity, the work of his life's last years. Widely read in prerevolutionary Russia, banned and forgotten under Communism; and recently rediscovered to great excitement. A Calendar of Wisdom is a day-by-day guide that illuminates the path of a life worth living with a brightness undimmed by time. Unjustly censored for nearly a century, it deserves to be placed with the few books in our history that will never cease teaching us the essence of what is important in this world.
The Sermon on the Mount
The Sermon on the Mount offers practical guidelines to people of all faiths who seek to bring health, happiness, and true prosperity into their lives and into the lives of others. Treasured by over a million seekers, this enduring spiritual classic reveals how to transform negative attitudes into life-affirming beliefs, understand the nature of divine wisdom, tap into the power of prayer, develop a completely integrated and fully expressed personality, and claim our divine right to all of life's abundance. Fox shares the keys to shaping our lives into what we really want them to be.
Crushing: God Turns Pressure into Power
Jakes, T. D.
Follow God's process for growth and find hope in life's darkest moments with Bishop T.D. Jakes's uplifting stories and advice from his own faith journey.In this insightful book, #1 New York Times bestselling author T.D. Jakes wrestles with age-old questions: Why do the righteous suffer? Where is God in all the injustice?Bishop Jakes tells crushing personal 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 show you how 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.
God's Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance
In 1993, Andrew Brunson was asked to travel to Turkey, the largest unevangelized country in the world, to serve as a missionary. Though hesitant because of the daunting and dangerous task that lay ahead, Andrew and his wife, Norine, believed this was God's plan for them.What followed was a string of threats and attacks, but also successes in starting new churches in a place where many people had never met a Christian. As their work with refugees from Syria, including Kurds, gained attention and suspicion, Andrew and Norine acknowledged the threat but accepted the risk, determining to stay unless God told them to leave.In 2016, they were arrested. Though the State eventually released Norine, who remained in Turkey, Andrew was imprisoned. Accused of being a spy and being among the plotters of the attempted coup, he became a political pawn whose story soon became known around the world.God's Hostage is the incredible true story of his imprisonment, his brokenness, and his eventual freedom. Anyone with a heart for missions, especially to the Muslim world, will love this tension-laden and faith-laced book.
The Abundance Mind-Set: Success Starts Here
Go beyond the ordinary and break out into the extraordinary life God designed for you through a mentality of abundance with help from #1 New York Times bestselling author and Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen!We all have a vision of our lives and ourselves. What does your picture look like? Do you see yourself rising higher, overcoming obstacles, and living an abundant life? Or do you have a picture of yourself struggling, defeated, addicted, overweight, and never getting good breaks? The pictures you allow in your mind will determine what kind of life you live.God's dream for your life is that you would be blessed in such a way that you could be a blessing to others. Dare to have a big vision for an abundant life, and trust God to bring it to pass. Through The Abundance Mind-Set, Joel can help you change your defeatist mind-set so that one day soon, instead of just having a dream, you'll be living the dream. Your vision will become reality.
One Day My Soul Just Opened Up
Both an inspiring guide and a hands-on measurement tool that enables readers to chart their spiritual growth as it unfolds, "One Day My Soul Just Opened Up" encourages readers to use journal writing as a self-awareness process. Vanzant introduces 40 principles to follow and embrace in daily living as guideposts on the path toward spiritual strength and understanding.
A Severe Mercy
This acclaimed story traces the idyllic marriage of Sheldon and Jean Vanauken, their search for faith, their friendship with C.S. Lewis, and the tragedy of untimely death and love lost. It includes eighteen letters by C.S. Lewis.
Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie comes Mitch Albom’s most personal story to date: an intimate and heartwarming memoir about what it means to be a family and the young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart. Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince.With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika’s arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, "No one in Haiti can help you with."Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika’s boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable. Finding Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed - a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made.
Your Battles Belong to the Lord: Know Your Enemy and Be More Than a Conqueror
Have you ever felt you tried every solution on earth to solve a problem, but nothing worked? Have you ever wondered where the difficulties you face are coming from? Joyce Meyer has answers.In Your Battles Belong to the Lord, Meyer explains that while some problems may result from a person's choices or circumstances, others are rooted in the spiritual realm. Once you recognize the devil -- who is real and active in the world today -- as your true enemy and the source of many of your struggles, you can overcome them and live a life of peace, freedom, faith and victory. When facing life's battles, there are certain things you must do for yourself, such as:• Diligently studying and applying God's Word• Trusting Him• Praying• Maintaining a positive attitude and thankful heartBut there are other things only God can do. When you do your part, God does His-and He is always ready and eager to defend you and help you.Each chapter of the book helps you understand how the enemy operates and learn to counter his schemes and strategies so you can live at a new level of strength. Chapter titles include: "Know Your Enemy," "Eliminate Fear," "How the Devil Tries to Deceive People," "Hold Your Peace," "The Power of a Thankful Life," and "Internal Rest."In this fresh approach to the subject of spiritual warfare, Meyer focuses not only on the nature and strategies of the enemy, but also on the power and love of God, who always defeats the enemy and leads you to triumph. No matter how difficult your challenges are, if you have God with you, you have all you need to win every battle.
My Grandfather's Blessings
Remen, Rachel Naomi
As a small child, Rachel Remen sat at the feet of her grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and scholar of the kabbalah, and learned the secret of life: that love and blessings given to others heals our loneliness, unhappiness, and in fact all our wounds. Remen uses her power as a master storyteller to bring to life the extraordinary blessings of ordinary existence. These exquisite pieces show us how we bless and serve each other most often without knowing it, how much life gives to us, and how many of our own blessings we have still yet to receive. There is nothing more comforting than hearing Rachel's grandfather speak of love, life, and God to a small, lonely, and very spiritual child who was trying to find her way in an unspiritual world. These are stories for keeping at the bedside, for those dark nights when we go out in search of our souls.
Waiting in Wonder: Growing in Faith While You're Expecting: A Devotional Journal
Larson, Catherine Claire
A devotional journal inviting women to embrace the spiritual journey that awaits as they prepare for the high and holy calling of motherhood. Expecting a baby is a time of unfolding wonders - from the jolt of first heartbeat, to the buds of tiny fingers, to the flutter of little kicks. During pregnancy, a mother's body nourishes this quiet miracle's development. But through the trials of morning sickness, the anticipation of labor, and the questions of whether she'll be a good mother, she'll need her own nourishment - both physical as well as spiritual. She'll want to nurture her own heart so that she may one day strengthen the spiritual life of this child entrusted to her. "Waiting in Wonder "guides readers through the weeks of pregnancy with devotions designed to encourage, strengthen, and inspire. Each devotion includes Scripture and journaling space for writing personal thoughts, prayers, dreams, even love letters to the growing baby. And when baby is born, mother will hold a lifelong keepsake for rereading and reliving a truly wonder-filled time of physical change and spiritual growth.
Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today
Wise and enduring spiritual guidelines for everyday living-as relevant today as when The Rule was originally conceived by St. Benedict in fifth century Rome. SC, 216 pages.
Home with God: In a Life That Never Ends: A Wondrous Message of Love in a Final Conversation with God
Walsch, Neale Donald
Nothing has riveted humanity's interest more, nor has anything been more frightening or awe-inspiring, than the finality of death. In Home with God, the last installment of his bestselling Conversations with God series, Neale Donald Walsch asks the questions that everyone has longed to ask and receives the answers readers have all been waiting for. Through his profound and personal dialogue with God, Walsch explores the process by which all human beings must end their days here on Earth and begin their new life in God's Kingdom - to which all eventually return, regardless of their earthly deeds. An astonishing and spiritual work, Home with God offers hope, comfort, and surprising revelations for all humankind.
Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living
In Becoming Wise, Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world. Fracture, she says, is not the whole story of our time The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to one another. She insists on the possibility of personal depth and common life for this century, nurtured by science and "spiritual technologies," with civility and love as muscular public practice. And, accompanied by a cross-disciplinary dream team of a teaching faculty, she shows us how.
The Path of Loneliness: Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness to God
Whether through the death of a loved one, divorce, or estrangement in a marriage, or by being a single person in a world of couples and families, loneliness eventually comes to us all. It is well known that beloved author Elisabeth Elliot lost her first husband to murder in the South American jungle. Perhaps not as well known, she lost her second to the ravages of cancer. She has felt the deep pain of loss, just like you. In The Path of Loneliness, Elliot gives hope to the lonely through tender reflections on God's love for us and his plans to bless us. Here you will find honesty and compassion, not platitudes. She tackles this difficult topic with grace and faith, showing you how to make peace with loneliness, however it has come about, and how to grow through it.
Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life
Like every girl, Sarah Jakes dreamed of a life full of love, laughter, and happy endings. But her dreams changed dramatically when she became pregnant at age thirteen, a reality only compounded by the fact that her father, Bishop T.D. Jakes, was one of the most influential megachurch pastors in the nation. As a teen mom and a high-profile preacher's kid, her road was lonely. She was shunned at school, gossiped about at church. And a few years later, when a fairy-tale marriage ended in a spiral of hurt and rejection, she could have let her pain dictate her future.Instead, she found herself surrounded by a God she'd given up on, crashing headlong with him into a destiny she'd never dreamed of. Sarah's captivating story, unflinchingly honest and deeply vulnerable, is a vivid reminder that God can turn even the deepest pain into his perfection.
The Sacrament of the Present Moment
De Caussade, Jean-Pierre
In this superb new translation of the celebrated spiritual classic of wisdom, hope, and inspiration, Jean-Pierre de Caussade offers guidance for daily living in communion with God. This exemplary devotional work summons readers to holiness, reveals ways to conquer self-love and pride, and points the way for experiencing each moment as a sacrament.The author shows how God speaks to us through every moment of every day. He encourages a joyous, affirming, selfless abandonment to God. By entering into such active contemplation and facing ourselves honestly and openly, the author assures us, we can achieve the comfort and fulfillment of a life suffused with grace.These timeless spiritual reflections probe the mystery of faith, illuminate the nature of authentic contemplation, and help us recognize and carry out God's purpose in our own lives. They stand as powerful testimony to de Caussade's conviction ''that there is nothing easier, more ordinary, more available to all than saintliness.''
Heart of an Athlete
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Athletes have a passion for sports that makes them unique, viewing life through a competitive lens. The desire to compete and their drive for success can mean seeing friends, family, church, and school as distractions. Usually the first to be sacrificed is their spiritual life. And yet, God does not intend for athletes to go it alone. Heart of an Athlete is spiritual training for the competitor, 120 devotions written specifically for athletes of every level. It goes straight to the issues that matter most to athletes, such as identity, fear, trust, and recognition. This athletic devotional encourages readers to spend regular, short, and meaningful time in God's Word to help them become true competitors for Christ.
The Jesus Person Pocket Promise Book: 800 Promises from the Word of God
800 promises from the Word of God with biblical answers to almost every spiritual and personal problem encountered today. The promises are categorized to speak to specific situations for quick reference. Find hope and the knowledge of God's abundant grace through reading God's promises, one after another. Your faith will be strengthened and your soul encouraged.
Oraciones Y Promesas Para La Mujer
Oraciones y promesas para la mujer cuenta con más de 70 temas que han de ayudarla a conectarse con su Creador en todas las áreas de su vida.Este libro, atractivamente diseñado, le brinda fácil acceso a las promesas de Dios en cuanto a aspectos como la fidelidad, la confianza, la sabiduría, la valía, la belleza, la fortaleza y muchos más, con oraciones edificantes y un espacio diario para una reflexión más profunda.Al mantenerse conectada con Dios y creyendo las promesas de su Palabra, usted puede disfrutar de una vida plena y bendecida en una relación cercana con su Padre celestial.
The Power of I Am: Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today
Can two words give you the power to change your life? Yes, they can! In his new book, Joel Osteen shares a profound principle based on one simple truth: Whatever follows the words "I am" will always come looking for you. His insights and encouragement are illustrated with amazing stories of people who turned their lives around by focusing on the positive power of this principle. With THE POWER OF I AM as a guide, readers will stop criticizing themselves and instead discover their inner strengths, natural talents, and unique abilities that will make them prosper with self-assurance. Readers can choose to rise to a new level and invite God's goodness by focusing on I AM.
Return from Tomorrow
Ritchie, George G.
In 1943 George Ritchie "died," experiencing one of the most amazing visions of the after-life ever recorded. Read about the event that changed a psychiatrist's life forever.
NKJV God's Promises for Your Every Need (Large Print)
A treasure of Scripture for all of your needs today.When you crave a word of encouragement, when you're not sure what to do, or when that Scripture keeps trying to come to mind, you want a resource right at your fingertips. This collection of short readings, beautiful prayers, and hundreds of topically arranged Bible verses offers hope for every season of life. Whether you seek wisdom or comfort, you will find answers in this rich reminder that God cares for your every need.
Maverick theologian Matthew Fox provides a daring view of historical Christianity and a theologically sound basis for personal discovery of spiritual liberation. In this revolutionary work, Fox shows how Christianity once celebrated beauty, compassion, justice, and provided a path of positive knowledge and ecstatic connection with all creation.
In 1962, Don and Carol Richardson risked their lives to share the gospel with the Sawi people of New Guinea. Peace Child tells their unforgettable story of living among these headhunters and cannibals, who valued treachery through fattening victims with friendship before the slaughter. God gave Don and Carol the key to the Sawi hearts via a redemptive analogy from their own mythology. The "peace child" became the secret to unlocking a value system that had existed through generations. This analogy became a stepping-stone by which the gospel came into the Sawi culture and started both a spiritual and a social revolution from within. With an epilogue updating how the gospel has impacted the Sawi people, this missionary classic will inspire a new generation of readers who need to hear this remarkable story and the lessons it teaches us about communicating Christ in a meaningful way to those around us.
365 Days of Prayer for Women
Whether you’ve been a person of prayer for many years or this is your first prayer devotional, we hope you are blessed and inspired by the daily prayers written here. Ultimately, prayer is a conversation with God. You don’t need to use fancy words or recite long passages of Scripture. Just talk to God. Open your heart. He adores you, and he’s listening to every word you say.Some days your prayers may be filled with gratitude, some days with repentance, and some with need. Just lay your heart and your prayers at the Father’s feet and wait for his powerful response.May God bless you as you connect daily with him.
Who Will Cry When You Die?
Sharma, Robin S.
Do you feel that life is slipping by so fast that you just might never get the chance to live with the meaning, happiness and joy you know you deserve? If so, then this very special book by leadership guru Robin S. Sharma will be the guiding light that leads you to a brilliant new way of living. In this easy-to-read yet wisdom-rich manual, Sharma offers 101 simple solutions to life's most complex problems, ranging from a little-known method for beating stress and worry to a powerful way to enjoy the journey while you create a legacy that lasts. Other lessons include "honor your past," "start your day well," "see troubles as blessings," and "discover your calling."
Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith
In Out of Sorts, Sarah Bessey - award-winning blogger and author of Jesus Feminist helps us grapple with core Christian issues using a mixture of beautiful storytelling and biblical teaching, a style well described as "narrative theology."As she candidly shares her wrestlings with core issues - such as who Jesus is, what place the Church has in our lives, how to disagree yet remain within a community, and how to love the Bible for what it is rather than what we want it to be - she teaches us how to walk courageously through our own tough questions.In the process of gently helping us sort things out, Bessey teaches us how to be as comfortable with uncertainty as we are with solid answers. And as we learn to hold questions in one hand and answers in the other, we discover new depths of faith that will remain secure even through the storms of life.
Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life
The #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer and the forthcoming If You Can Keep It explores miracles in an inspiring response to the "New Atheists" Not since C. S. Lewis in 1947 has an author of Eric Metaxas's stature undertaken a major exploration of the phenomenon of miracles. In this groundbreaking work, Metaxas examines the compatibility between faith and science and provides well-documented anecdotal evidence of actual miracles. With compelling--sometimes electrifying--evidence that there is something real to be reckoned with, Metaxas offers a timely, civil, and thoughtful answer to recent books by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. Already a New York Times bestseller, Miracles will be welcomed by both believers and skeptics--who will find their minds opening to the possibilities.
Find and Use Your Inner Power
An inspirational classic, this resource is for everyone seeking more happiness and success in life. Fox's treasure of wise and inspirational gems offers enduring spiritual truth and practical advice for daily living.
Play with Fire: Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God
Olthoff, Bianca Juarez
Play with Fire, the debut book by popular speaker and teacher Bianca Juarez Olthoff, is the reminder that God isn’t waiting until you have more resources or a spouse or a job so he can use you. He’s ready to use you now.Using the mythical creature, the Phoenix, which was also referenced by early church leaders, she parallels this story with God’s work in her own life, highlighting the beauty of reinvention with fire as both the impetus and the method for change. Olthoff reminds us that we serve a God who is redemptive and can take the worst situations and use them for His glory.Play With Fire is a bible-infused message that will help women discover:The way out of the middle is moving forwardThe personal and powerful nature of the Holy SpiritThe power and sacrifice of transformationThe unique calling and purpose of life involves transformationWith Olthoff' distinct style, strong storytelling gifts, and powerful bible teaching, Play with Fire will remind readers that God has huge dreams for them. In Bianca’s words, “He’s whispering in the wind and speaking through the fire and shouting in silence the extraordinary dream He is birthing in you. His dream for you is far greater than the dream you have for yourself. It’s not your identity or income or influence that will make this happen. Like Zechariah 4:6 says, “’It’s not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord.” It’s time to play with fire.
Prayers & Promises for Depression and Anxiety
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Hearing God: Eliminate Myths. Encounter Meaning.
Hillsong New York City pastor identifies and deconstructs the most common myths about how God communicates - and then provides clear tools to accurately decipher and follow the voice of God in your life.So many people wish that God would audibly weigh in on life's greatest questions of calling, meaning, and purpose. What's crazy is that God is weighing in on those questions. We just haven't learned to listen. Nathan Finochio believes that God is constantly communicating with this world he's created. We simply aren't following the right advice when it comes to hearing what he has to say. Through biblical teaching and true life stories, Hearing God empowers and enables readers to separate fact from fiction, myth from meaning, and truly understand what God is saying to them about big decisions and daily living.
Acres of Diamonds: Discovering God's Best Right Where You Are
Are you in a season of life where every search for direction, encouragement, or fulfillment seems to come up empty? You thought God had you in a place to thrive and grow, but you are ready to call it quits. There has to be something better.You don't need a new garden; you just need to learn how to dig! In Acres of Diamonds, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Jentezen Franklin helps you discover the unfathomable riches Jesus Christ has for you. Rather than chase after a better life, you can celebrate the untold spiritual provision to be found even in the midst of spiritual deprivation. Readers will learn to cherish where God has placed them as they uncover the hidden potential within their families, jobs, ministries, and communities . . . right where they are.
The Year of Living Happy: Finding Contentment and Connection in a Crazy World
You do your best to live life well—you work hard to be present in the moment, take care of the people in your life, knock it out of the park at work and home. And yet somehow, you still have days (perhaps more than you'd like to admit) where you're simultaneously stressed and bored, and you wonder if you even know how to be happy. Is happiness a worthy goal? Does happiness matter to God, or does He only care about holier things?Alli Worthington gets it. As a wife, mother of five boys, author, speaker, and entrepreneur, she knows a thing or two about being busy, stressed, and happy in the midst of a crazy world! Over the years, she's seen how happiness gets a bad rap in Christian circles, and now she is standing up to shout the good news from the roof (or the internet, as the case may be): You are allowed to be happy! Yes, you! You can be happy right now!Get rid of the common Christian misconception that happiness is somehow not holy, and grasp God’s intention for His children—that happiness and holiness can coexist for a beautiful life.
Ephesians: Biblical Commentary (Deeper Life)
Internationally renowned Bible teacher Joyce Meyer provides a close study and commentary on Ephesians, emphasizing the importance of living in Christ and putting your relationship with God first.
Revival Rising: Embracing His Transforming Fire
Revival happens when passion for God breaks through human restraint and ignites one heart after another with his unquenchable love. Speaking with enthusiasm and vibrancy, Kim Meeder encourages readers to seek transformation of heart, soul, mind, and strength by engaging the holy fire of God's presence. Within this place, fear and pride melt away and the desire burns brightly to reach all who are losing the battle for hope. Through inspiring true encounters, Meeder challenges each believer to accept Jesus's commission to carry the living flame of his love wherever he leads.
Positively Pooh: Timeless Wisdom from Pooh
Milne, A. A.
Inspired by Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, this is a lighthearted book, full of ideas and life lessons to help you lead a happier, healthier life.
New Day, New You: 366 Devotions for Enjoying Everyday Life
In New Day, New You, Joyce Meyer stresses the importance of spending even a few minutes every morning with God. Beginning each day this way is an opportunity to get off on the right foot and to set a positive tone. This devotional draws from nineteen of her most popular books to provide you with a fresh word from God for each day. Each devotion is selected for the encouraging and strengthening message it offers. Joyce reminds you that God's mercies are new every morning and encourages you to use the daily devotions as a great way to interact with Him before you do anything else.
Think Better, Live Better: A Victorious Life Begins in Your Mind
The way you think has incredible power over your destiny. In this inspiring book, bestselling author Joel Osteen offers a life-changing strategy for reprogramming your mind to enable you to reach new levels of achievement and purpose.You are equipped to handle anything that comes your way, but if you dwell on discouraging thoughts, you will see limits instead of opportunities. Think Better, Live Better offers tools to delete defective thinking, take control of your thoughts, and live a victorious life.When you learn to delete the thoughts that keep you down and focus on the value bestowed on you by the Almighty God, you'll see His favor in unimaginable ways.
Traveling Through Grief
Zonnebelt-Smeenge, Susan J.
When a loved one dies it can seem like life will never be normal again. The world can become a blur of flowers, relatives, cards, and well-meaning visitors; and the griever may feel that he or she cannot come up for air. But there is normalcy after death, say authors Zonnebelt-Smeenge and De Vries; it just takes some time - and help - to get there. Traveling through Grief takes readers on the journey toward life after death, focusing on five common tasks of grief: accepting the reality of death, embracing all the emotions associated with death, storing memories, separating oneself from the deceased, and reinvesting fully in one's own life. This book is the perfect gift for a grieving friend or tool for a loved one in need.
Practicing the Presence of People
Learn how to build deeper, more meaningful, relationships with others - and be drawn into more intimate connection with your adoring Father - by Practicing the Presence of People.
The Making of an Ordinary Saint
Nathan Foster was just a child when his father's classic "Celebration of Discipline" brought the spiritual disciplines into the popular evangelical consciousness. More than thirty years later, Nathan made his own journey into the spiritual disciplines. As he sought day by day to develop habits that would enable him to live more like Jesus, he encountered problems both universal and unique. In this engaging narrative, he draws insights from saints of old to uncover fresh ways of living for the contemporary, postmodern Christian. Through his successes, struggles, and failures, Foster invites readers on a journey of freedom, pain, frustration, and ultimately joy as he learns to rise above selfish desires, laugh at his own failures, and fall in love with God. Those who have read "Celebration of Discipline" will find in Nathan's book creative new ways to practice the disciplines that have been so formative in their lives. Those who are new to the spiritual disciplines will find that developing a vital, interactive, conversational relationship with God is within their grasp. As a result, the holy habits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are truly possible for all. Includes chapter openings and a foreword from Richard J. Foster.
The Cat on My Lap: Stories of the Cats We Love
Grant, Callie Smith (Edt)
Well-known authors, as well as new voices, share their inspirational true stories of these otherwise ordinary cats whose presence in the lives of humans make them remarkable. The book also includes interesting sidebars, memorable quotes, and helpful hints for living with cats. The stories are warm, captivating, and ideal for a good curl-up-and-read or for a gift to any pet lover.
The Light Within Me: An Inspirational Memoir
The celebrated Fox News star and #1 New York Times bestselling author offers a powerful, uplifting look at her life and her spiritual journey, reflecting on her family, her faith, and her successful career.In her bestselling children’s book Take Heart, My Child, Ainsley Earhardt drew on her childhood and the inspirational notes her father wrote her before school each morning. In this moving memoir, she reminisces about growing up with a father who loved his children unconditionally - a cherished model of parenthood she has adopted with her own daughter - how her Christian faith has shaped her life, and the dynamic journalism career that has made her a trusted household name.From her insightful political coverage, including a sit-down with Melania Trump, to her powerful reporting covering some of the most headline-making national events, to her live coverage, including Pope Francis’ visit to New York, Ainsley considers her career and the factors that have propelled her to the top of her field, becoming a cohost of Fox & Friends and contributor to Hannity. Ainsley credits her success to the values she learned from her parents, and to the enduring Christian faith that has been her ballast through thick and thin, in good times and in periods of great difficulty.Filled with inspirational quotes taken from Scripture and illustrated with sixteen pages of never-before-seen photos, her memoir is infused with her spiritual beliefs and will touch the hearts of all her fans, reminding them to count the blessings God has given them every day of their lives.
The Horse of My Heart: Stories of the Horses We Love
Grant, Callie Smith (Edt)
Few of God's creatures are as noble and soul-stirring as the horse. Even those of us who don't have horses of our own love to read inspiring stories of these beautiful, regal beasts.With contributions from well-known authors such as Lauraine Snelling, Susy Flory, Rebecca E. Ondov, Wanda Dyson, and Sarah Parshall Perry, these true stories of horses and the people who love them are sometimes touching, sometimes humorous, and sometimes miraculous. As she did in her dog and cat story collections, Callie Grant Smith has compiled another perfect read for animal lovers--this time with horses as the subject.
Life's Healing Choices: Freedom from Your Hurts, Hang-Ups, and Habits
Life's Healing Choices offers freedom from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits through eight healing choices that promise true happiness and life transformation. Using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation, Senior Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and John Baker, who is also a pastor at Saddleback, developed the eight choices shared in this book. In addition to practical, encouraging biblical teaching, each chapter includes two real-life stories of men and women whose lives have been transformed by living out the eight choices in this book. Through making each of these choices, you too will find God's pathway to wholeness, growth, spiritual maturity, happiness, and healing. You'll find real answers, real hope, and a real future - one healing choice at a time.
Like the vibrant yet simple quilts that led her to live within the Amish community and to write about the experience in her bestselling book Plain and Simple, the empty begging bowl is the powerful, inspirational symbol in Sue Bender's Everyday Sacred. In the tradition of the begging bowl, she discovers a simple, profound wisdom we can all live by. Just as a Zen monk goes out each morning with an empty bowl in his hands and accepts whatever is placed in the bowl that day as his nourishment, so can we start each day afresh and find, at the end of the day, that extraordinary things have come our way. Filled with the people, stories, and experiences that found their way into Bender's own bowl, Everyday Sacred teaches us that each step along life's journey is a miraculous opportunity to learn. Whatever we are doing - whether meditating, weeding a garden, serving coffee in a busy coffee bar, or listening to a friend - can be done with our full attention and love. It is these small acts that make every day sacred.
Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference
In his most personal and inspirational book to date, the beloved Nobel Prize-winner shares a powerful vision on why each person can find hope and joy even in troubled times.
Las 100 Principales Mujeres De La Biblia
Si es verdad que la gente aprende mejor por el ejemplo, aquí hay docenas de ejemplos de mujeres quienes cambiaron el mundo —para bien o para mal. Estas breves biografías de las 100 mujeres más importantes en la Biblia—desde Abigail a Séfora—vienen con devocionales estimulantes y aportes inspiradores.
Your Best Life Nowa: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
10th Anniversary Edition: Updated with New Chapter & Foreword Pastor Joel Osteen asks everyone to examine what he or she really believes. Why is this important? Because we will become what we believe. Our beliefs will prove either a barrier or vehicle as we strive to go higher, rise above our obstacles, and to live in health, abundance, and victory. In YOUR BEST LIFE NOW Osteen says, "I am what I am today because of what I believed about myself yesterday. And I will be tomorrow what I'm believing about myself right now. God sees us as more than conquerors, able to fulfill our destiny. We need to see ourselves through the eyes of our Creator." He says that our self-image should mirror exactly what God says about us, not what we feel or think. And he encourages readers to be people of faith, for if you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.
Get Your Hopes Up! Expect Something Good to Happen to You Every Day
One of the most powerful forces in the universe is hope--the happy and confident anticipation that something good is going to happen. Regardless of where one is in life, it is impossible to live successfully and to the fullest without hope. With GET YOUR HOPES UP! Joyce will help readers achieve a lasting sense of hope, built on their faith in God. Hope is only as strong as its source. This book will help readers avoid misplacing their trust in unreliable things and help them ground their hope steadfastly in God for limitless joy and possibilities for their lives. As Joyce explains, Without hope in God, there isn't much you can do, but with Hope in God, there isn't much you can't do.
Freedom of Simplicity: Finding Harmony in a Complex World (Revised and Updated)
Foster, Richard J.
Richard Foster, founder of the RENOVARE program for spiritual renewal, points the way to finding harmony in a complex world. In this warm and inviting guide to creating a more human style of living, Foster guides readers on the simple path toward finding God by learning to listen, to give, to understand, to show compassion, and to accept what they already have.
The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation
Miles McPherson has had enough of shying away from a major problem in America today: racial tension. It’s a topic that's widely recognized, yet rarely acknowledged. Sunday morning is the most segregated time in America today, and our preference for clinging to those who are like us leads to big problems in our country as a whole. Even Christians - who, if they claim to follow God, should be the people most outspoken against racism - fall short, and many of us feel obliged to choose sides. Us vs. them. Cops vs. protestors. Blacks vs. whites.The Third Option is a plea on behalf of a brokenhearted God who, Scripture teaches, is frustrated with those of us who claim to believe in Him but are really “faking the faith.” McPherson argues that we must rise above the issues that divide us and be part of something bigger. The Third Option challenges both believers and seekers to fully embrace God’s goodness and power.As senior pastor of Rock Church in San Diego, he doesn’t shy away from core issues that have caused a great divide both within the church and across the country. He believes that instead of choosing one of two sides, there is a third option - one that’s proven to bring people together, mend relationships, and promote genuine peace in communities. Miles exposes common misconceptions that keep people at a distance and encourages us to engage with those who look different from us and expand our world.Full of practical takeaways and exercises to help us understand the points of view of others, this book inspires, encourages, and equips us to make positive changes in our country - starting with ourselves.
One question lies behind every struggle we face: How do I deal with myself? Behind all our stumbles, behind each of our missteps, behind every one of our failings lies an inability to handle what Van Moody calls the “I-Factor.” More than self-worth or self-respect, beyond even character and perception of purpose, the I-Factor is about managing yourself - your whole life - well. In his inspiring new book, Moody reveals how to get hold of your I-Factor.Moody identifies three dynamics essential to winning the battle of the I-Factor: identity, significance, and perspective. When you understand your identity you know who you are, setting your foundation for everything. When you understand your significance, you see the purpose and the greatness you were created for. And when you understand perspective, you can view the problems you face as stepping-stones to greatness rather than stumbling blocks. Properly understand these three dynamics, and you will be able to master your I-Factor.Weaving together personal stories, practical principles, and profound biblical truth, The I-Factor provides the key to achieving the life of greatness that you are destined for.
El Poder Del Favor: La Fuerza Que Lo Llevara A Donde No Puede Ir Por Si Mismo
SPANISH edition.Learn how declaring God's love will bless you with favor and fulfillment in this uplifting book--perfect for anyone who is determined to find success and spiritual inspiration.God helps you accomplish what you couldn't manage on your own. With His blessings, you stand out in the crowd and get breaks that you didn't deserve. The psalmist said, "God's favor surrounds us like a shield." That means that everywhere you go, you have an advantage, a divine empowerment, and a key to open up the right doors. With Joel's encouragement, you'll see how God's goodness uplifts you every day. He wants you to reach new levels of fulfillment, new levels of increase, new levels of promotion, new levels of victory. You have been called out, set apart, and chosen to live a distinctively favored life.When you realize you have been marked for blessings, you will feel the force of His favor and overcome challenges that you can't face on your own.
The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord
Jakes, T. D.
As one of the most dynamic spiritual leaders of our time, Bishop Jakes knows the challenges women face from a society that asks them to be perfect, sweet, sexy, submissive, pristine...to be anything and everything but the one thing God wants them to be: real. He knows how hard it is for women to overcome abuse that has damaged their self-worth - and how seeking solace in meaningless, or even destructive, habits won't take away the pain. And he knows that even with the burdens of the world on her shoulders, it is possible for a woman to be set free. Now, in this deeply moving book, he brings us a message of Good News and hope - reminding us that we are all holy in the eyes of the Lord, redirecting our energies and expectations toward a more profitable path, and revealing how we can turn the three most important relationships in our lives around...for good. 239 pages.
In our age of instant gratification and if-it-feels-good-do-it attitudes, self-discipline is hardly a popular notion. 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 readers how to- discipline the mind, body, possessions, time, and feelings- overcome anxiety- change poor habits and attitudes- trust God in times of trial and hardship- let Christ have control in all areas of lifeElliot masterfully and gently takes readers through Scripture, personal stories, and incisive observations of the world around her to help them discover the understanding that our fulfillment as human beings depends on our answer to God's call to obedience.
The Boy Born Dead: A Story of Friendship, Courage, and Triumph
In 1953, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, a baby boy was born--dead. The attending physician set his little body aside and tended to his mother for eighteen minutes. Now, more than sixty years later, that boy leads an internationally known ministry that encourages hundreds of thousands every year. The Boy Born Dead traces the roots of this harrowing, humorous, and heartfelt story.Few American epics of tragedy, intrigue, friendship, and faith will entertain and challenge the soul like the narrative inspired by the real-life events of David Ring--a boy literally born dead who survives but not without sobering consequences. Living with the harsh realities of cerebral palsy, Ring faces impossible odds yet stumbles into an improbable life of inspiration and influence in the small, unassuming town of Liberty, Missouri, in the 1960s.
Through My Father's Eyes
Many have written about Billy Graham, the evangelist. This is the first book about Billy Graham, the father, written from the perspective of a son who knew him best.As a beloved evangelist and a respected man of God, Billy Graham’s stated purpose in life never wavered: to help people find a personal relationship with God through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This was a calling that only increased over time, and Billy embraced it fully throughout his active ministry and beyond. Yet Billy pursued his life’s work, as many men do, amid a similarly significant calling to be a loving husband and father.While most people knew Billy Graham as America’s Pastor, Franklin Graham knew him in a different way, as a Dad. And while present and future generations will come to their own conclusions about Billy Graham and the legacy that his commitment to Christ has left behind, no one can speak more insightfully or authoritatively on that subject than a son who grew up in the shadow of his father’s life and the examples of his father’s love. This vulnerable book is a look at both Billy Graham the evangelist and Billy Graham the father, and the impact he had on a son who walked in his father’s steps while also becoming his own man, leading ministries around the world, all of it based on the foundational lessons his father taught him.
In the Spirit
Taylor, Susan L.
Many of Susan Taylor's readers already collect her editorials and find in them a source of encouragement, self-affirmation, empowerment, and peace of mind. Now they can have new essays and a few previously published favorites elegantly bound in a gift-sized paperback edition to keep for themselves or to give as a gift of love to those who are special to them. SC, 110 pages.
2 Words That Will Change Your Life Today
In his bestselling book The Power of I Am, Joel Osteen taught that whatever follows the words "I am" will always come looking for you. Now, with this compact digest edition, perfect for on-the-go reading or as a gift, Joel emphasizes that if you stop criticizing yourself, you can instead discover your inner strengths, natural talents, and unique abilities and live the life of joy and power God intended for you. Rise to a new level and invite God's goodness by focusing on I AM!
The Seven Longest Yards: Our Love Story of Pushing the Limits while Leaning on Each Other
Quadriplegics simply do not walk again - yet millions watched as Chris Norton defied incredible odds and took step by impossible step across his graduation stage. With his fiancée Emily by his side, those unbelievable steps became the start of an extraordinary journey for them both. Told from both of their unique perspectives, this moving story invites you to find, as Chris and Emily have, that God can transform our lowest points into life's greatest gifts.In a moment, Chris went from a talented college football player with a promising future to a quadriplegic with a 3 percent chance of ever moving or feeling anything below his neck, much less walking again. Determined to prove the doctors wrong, he pushed himself through grueling, daily workouts to achieve his goal four years later: walking the stage to receive his college diploma with Emily's help, and to the world's astonished applause.Meanwhile, Emily faced her own challenges as she sunk into a deep battle against anxiety and depression, despite her life's outward blessings. Day by day, decision by decision, Chris and Emily committed themselves to taking the extra step, trusting God, and leaning on the help of others. In a story of courageous faith and grit, this extraordinary couple's journey ultimately led them to tackle the seven longest yards - down the wedding aisle and into a new life together.And what a new life it is: Chris and Emily have adopted five beautiful girls and welcomed foster children - seventeen and counting! - into their home and hearts. Let this book be your inspiration for defying your own impossible, and finding joy on the other side.
Aly's Fight: Beating Cancer, Battling Infertility, and Believing in Miracles
In this "life-changing" book (Korie Robertson), TLC reality TV stars Aly and Josh Taylor share the inspiring story of how their faith sustained them through breast cancer, infertility, and dashed dreams.October 17, 2011 changed Aly and Josh Taylor's lives forever. At just 24 years old, Aly was diagnosed with breast cancer. Everything they had known, hoped for, and dreamed of came to a screeching halt with the news of her diagnoses.But Aly's cancer journey is only the beginning of their incredible story. With grit, fierce love, and unyielding faith, Aly and Josh fight for her life and dream of building a family. They battle infertility, face heart-wrenching struggles while trying to adopt, and experience God in miraculous ways. Aly and Josh will inspire you to cling to life, faith, and love, even when all hope seems lost.
How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life
An enduring spiritual personality of unprecedented influence, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has traveled the globe many times over to speak eloquently in favor of ecumenical understanding, universal compassion, respect for the environment, and world peace. This book is the tangible fruit of the Dalai Lama’s extraordinary passion and goodwill. At once an accessible, straightforward instructional resource as well as an inspiring guide to daily life, How to Practice grows directly out of the Dalai Lama’s lectures on the specific means to living a more fulfilled life. Through a series of distinct steps designed to lead seekers of all faiths to enlightenment, this volume explores how to live morally from day to day, how to meditate, and how to develop wisdom. How to Practice also reveals His Holiness’s vivacious spirit and sense of playfulness. A richly anecdotal and beautifully designed primer on practicing altruism, refraining from violence, sharpening the mind, and achieving serenity, How to Practice is the key to the untapped richness and wonders of a life made whole.
Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More
Stafford, Rachel Macy
We all yearn to look back to find we lived a life of significance. But is it even possible anymore? Considering the amount of distraction and pressure that exists in society today, living a fulfilling life may seem like an unachievable dream. But it is not—not with the nine habits outlined in this book.New York Times bestselling author and widely known blogger, Rachel Macy Stafford, reveals nine habits that help you focus on investing in the most significant parts of your life. As your hands, heart, and eyes become open, you will experience a new sense of urgency—an urgency to live, love, dream, connect, create, forgive, and flourish despite the distractions of our culture. By following each daily Hands Free Declaration, you will be inspired to adopt mindful daily practices and new thought-processes that will help you: * Make meaningful, lasting human connections despite the busyness of everyday life.* Live in the now despite that inner nudge pushing you out of the moment toward perfection and productivity.* Protect your most sacred relationships, as well as your values, beliefs, health, and happiness, despite the latent dangers of technology and social media.* Pursue the passions of your heart without sacrificing your job or your daily responsibilities.* Evaluate your daily choices to insure you are investing in a life that matters to you.With a Hands Free Life perspective, you will have the power to look back and see you didn’t just manage life, you actually lived it—and lived it well.
We were not created to just get by with average, unrewarding or unfulfilling lives. God created us to leave our marks on our generations. Every person has seeds of greatness planted within by the Creator. When life weighs upon us, pushing us down, limiting our thinking, labeling us in negative ways, we have what it takes to overcome and rise above into the fullness of our destinies. In his dynamic, inspiring and faith-building new book, BREAK OUT: Five Ways To Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life, best-selling author Joel Osteen provides practical steps and encouragement for creating a life without limitations. This book will help readers break out and break free so they can believe bigger, increase their productivity, improve their relationships and accomplish their dreams. Osteen's uplifting message focuses on moving beyond barriers by: Daring to believe that the best will happen for us Adopting an irrepressible "break out" attitude Making room for increase Praying bold prayers Following God's plan beyond our circumstances Filled with faith and inspiration, BREAK OUT challenges readers to have a new perspective, to let nothing hold them back, and to reject any labels that might limit them. Osteen inspires and encourages with the message that our first break outs must occur within our own minds: "When you break though in your mind, believing you can rise higher and overcome obstacles, then God will unleash the power within that will enable you to go beyond the ordinary into the extraordinary life you were designed to live."
Life Lessons from the Hiding Place: Discovering the Heart of Corrie Ten Boom
Moore, Pam Rosewell
Corrie ten Boom was a woman admired the world over for her courage, her forgiveness, and her memorable faith. From her unforgettable experience in a Nazi prison camp during World Wall II to her remarkable life as a speaker and evangelist, Corrie's steadfast trust in God is well documented. Countless Christians hold her as the example of faith they would like to have in their own lives. Parm Rosewell Moore, Corrie's constant companion for the last seven years of her life, shares never-before-published insights on this incredible servant of God, offering readers lessons on living a faithful life by exploring what made "Tante" (Aunt) Corrie into the wonderful example of faith that she was. More than a biography, this is an intimate inside look at a remarkable soul that helps readers to be more effective in their own Christian walks.
Stutzman, Paul V.
After Paul Stutzman lost his wife to breast cancer, he sensed a tug on his heart--the call to a challenge, the call to pursue a dream. Paul left his stable career, traveled to Georgia, and took his first steps on the Appalachian Trail. What he learned during the next four and a half months changed his life - and will change readers' lives as well. In Hiking Through, readers will join Paul on his remarkable 2,176-mile hike through fourteen states in search of peace and a renewed sense of purpose, meeting fascinating and funny people along the way. They'll discover that every choice we make along the path has consequences for the journey and will come away with a new understanding of God's grace and guidance. Nature-lovers, armchair adventurers, and those grieving a loss may not be able to hike the AT themselves, but they can go on this spiritual pilgrimage with a truly humble and sympathetic guide.
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