A Love Story How God Pursued Me And Found Me

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Your New Name

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Life is full of labels that limit, but God has a new name He longs for you to hear - a name that boldly declares freedom from your past and hope for your future. Join Esther Fleece Allen, bestselling author of No More Faking Fine, in this profound exploration of your God-given identity that no label can limit and no circumstance can shake. Too often, our identity gets tangled up with our circumstances, and suddenly, the truth of who we are is colored by our relationship status, our job title, the shame of our past, or what others say about us. People might pin toxic, untrue labels on your back. Life might knock you down. And you might even wrongly label yourself. But God never does. Our God-given identity is the truest thing about us, and God spends a lot of time in the Bible telling us who we are. It's time to take Him at His word. God's names for you are not post-it-note provisions; they are names to be studied, taken to heart, and believed, all in the journey of becoming your truest self just as He created you to be. Let Your New Name be your first step in this journey of a lifetime.

333 Journal Pages

333 Journal Pages Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Wright
Editor: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1641407050
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333 Journal Pages by Linda Wright Summary

In memory of my husband, James A. Wright, I have written this book of 333 journal pages. For each entry, I have selected a Bible verse for you to reference or study and then some of my thoughts on the topic at hand. After a short prayer, there is room for your thoughts and ideas. I love to journal, and I pray you will join me in loving it too! Discover why this book is titled 333 Journal Pages in my introduction and Journal Page 1.

When God Pursues a Woman's Heart

When God Pursues a Woman's Heart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cindi McMenamin
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736936785
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Return to Me: The Unconditional Love Story of Hosea

Return to Me: The Unconditional Love Story of Hosea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Reba Bowman
Editor: Dare for More Ministries Inc.
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Return to Me: The Unconditional Love Story of Hosea by Reba Bowman Summary

When God does his work in the heart and life of a person his intent is radical change. Jesus did not die on the cross so that we could be improved versions of our old selves. Instead he came to give us a new heart and a new life. Do you see yourself in need of radical change? From the first chapter of Hosea we are drawn into an amazing love story unlike any other in Scripture. With every twist and turn God’s love is revealed as unconditional, faithful, and true. This in-depth study of Hosea looks closely at the unusual story of Hosea and Gomer and reveals the truths God wants his chosen people to understand. From the pagan groves to the back alleys, you will marvel as God seeks, call, and longs for the return of the one he loves. The narrative of Hosea and its depiction of Israel is far from being just an ancient love story. The themes of redemption, reconciliation, and revival are as relevant today as they were in the times of Hosea. This eleven-week study includes a weekly lesson and daily assignments. It is formatted to be used in a group setting or individually.

Seeking Sanctuary

Seeking Sanctuary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sharon Lamson
Editor: Redemption Press
ISBN: 1646453700
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After Jesus experienced an exhausting day with his disciples and the multitudes of people who sought him out, he headed to the hills to be alone with his Father and to regroup. What would happen if we, too, followed the model set by Jesus and prioritized time to be alone and unhindered with our Creator—time to be in sanctuary with him? In her encouraging devotional Seeking Sanctuary: Finding God, Sharon Lamson shares her hunger and passion for regular sanctuary with God—removed from all distractions and focused on conversing with him, meditating, resting, thinking, and listening to his Holy Spirit. Through her observations of birds or flowers or even a solitary blade of grass, you’ll resonate with what God has taught her about issues such as fear, control, and gratefulness. Brief questions at the end of each chapter will provide you with opportunities for reflection and inspire you to find sanctuary with God and to look for him in all situations.

Accept No Mediocre Life

Accept No Mediocre Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Foster
Editor: FaithWords
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Accept No Mediocre Life by David Foster Summary

Author, trainer, pastor, and radio talk show host David Foster urges readers to rip off the labels, libels, and limitations people have stuck on them and commit to a lifelong pursuit of excellence.

Finding Me in Him

Finding Me in Him Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nichole Forbes
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460254449
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Finding Me in Him by Nichole Forbes Summary

Finding Me in Him is a powerful, compelling, and deeply personal collection of reflections on scripture, family, and the purpose that comes with discovering your God-worth. It is brimming with potent lessons and an insatiable passion for a life in Christ that is as infectious as it is inspiring. After being diagnosed with cancer, Nichole Forbes began to realize how precious life is and felt compelled to share the lessons she has learned along the way. This book combines carefully selected passages from the Bible with personal anecdotes and observations brought together seamlessly by an author who happily describes herself as a work in progress, because “God isn’t finished with me yet!”

Hope in 60 Seconds

Hope in 60 Seconds Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cristina Baker
Editor: Thomas Nelson
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Hope in 60 Seconds by Cristina Baker Summary

Now more than ever, we all face trying situations. The hope we need and hunger for is not a strategy or state of mind, but faith in Jesus. He stands secure for us in the face of every trial, from loss to sickness to injustice. Through 20 short prayers, 10 personal stories of miraculous transformations, and Biblical teachings, Hope in 60 Seconds will help you take the first steps towards a journey of security in the hope of Jesus. “At twenty-one I was as far from hopeful as anyone could get. Maybe as far as you are now.” These are the words of Cristina Baker as she considered her traumatic life: from childhood abuse to troubled teen years, to a descent into substance abuse, she resonates with a lost world who understands first-hand how easy it is to lose hope. Then, just as she was about to go to jail for drug possession, the Hero of Hope, Jesus Christ, came into her life and set her on a completely new path. If you are weary and doubting, Cristina understands. Hope in 60 Seconds will help you to: Be encouraged and empowered by someone who has been in a similar place of discouragement and discovered Christ’s authority and love, Learn how Jesus establishes hope and begin to experience it first-hand in the darkest of circumstances, Grow in your ability to connect with Jesus and find the hope you have longed for all of your life, and Prove that a connection with Jesus is the ultimate source of hope. The message of Cristina’s life is Jesus, the hope we need and hunger for—a hope that will stand secure in the face of brokenness, loss, sickness, abuse, a brain tumor diagnosis, injustice, and death. In Hope in 60 Seconds, she shares the steps of her journey to encounter, receive, and walk in the hope of Jesus, and offers readers powerful wisdom for how they can take the same journey for themselves.

The Mission-Centered Life

The Mission-Centered Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bethany Ferguson
Editor: New Growth Press
ISBN: 1948130688
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In this in-depth study on missional living, Bethany Ferguson draws on her fifteen years of missionary experience to examine the reasons believers should pursue lives of service and evangelism. The Mission-Centered Life explores why holistic missions is needed, how God’s grace empowers us to serve in places of need, what to do when we fail as missionaries, and how to cultivate hope in the midst of a broken world. For Christians who long to serve God in broken places but aren’t sure where to start, The Mission-Centered Life speaks to the “whys” and “hows” of missional living. Designed for personal reflection and small group discussion, Ferguson provides Scripture study, profound application and questions, as well as essays and personal stories to illustrate the importance of missions—both for the missionary and the community being served by the missionary. Several books on missions tend to focus on the adventure or challenge of living cross-culturally. Others focus on the number of conversions as the primary measurement of success. The Mission-Centered Life offers instead the option to explore how our weakness and need is what prepares us to serve a needy world. Ferguson invites readers to take on a posture of humility, which is vital for the church desiring to be relevant in the world. This invaluable resource urges others to see how we are like those we come to serve and how we can learn from them. Find confidence in God’s missional purposes in the world and a deeper understanding of life with Jesus, who pursued the marginalized as shown throughout the New Testament. Anchor your hope to Christ, who moves us out of our comfort zones to care for the needs of the world.

NIV, Bible for Women

NIV, Bible for Women Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zondervan
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310419069
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NIV, Bible for Women by Zondervan Summary

Daily devotions that inspire women to spend time with God What is on your heart today? Struggles at home or with a friend? The miracle and joy of a new birth? A misunderstanding with a boyfriend or spouse? Are you grieving a loss? Are you celebrating a new job? Or anticipating a move? Whatever you face, good or bad, the NIV Bible for Women is relevant to your joys and sorrows, worries, fears, pain and happiness. God loves you and gave you his Word, the Bible, so you could know him more. The NIV Bible for Women contains an inspiring foreword by Shauna Niequist and writings by women who want to share their experiences—their joys and their struggles—with you. Authors such as Naomi Zacharias, Alyssa Joy Bethke, Caryn Rivadeneria, Rachel Held Evans, Katie Davis, Enuma Okoro, Kathy Khang, Laura Ortberg Turner, Kristen Howerton (Rage Against the Minivan), Margaret Feinberg, Tsh Oxenreider (The Art of Simple), and Annie Downs share their thoughts on topics ranging from cultural issues like social justice, economic inequality, and social media addiction to personal needs like prayer, decision-making, relationships, infertility, career, and calling. These thought-provoking topics are easy to share on social networks to strengthen and inspire your circle of friends while creating meaningful conversation. The NIV Bible for Women will help your time spent with God grow deeper and richer as you dig into his Word, bask in his love, learn his ways and then in turn share your journey with others in all the situations you face. Features: Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) Enter into the presence of God through the devotions each weekday and the Myths for each weekend for a full year of readings Apply the "Reflect" questions and the "Pray" prompts so you can take what you have read and become more intimately connected with God Evaluate the culturally accepted myths that are presented in articles that challenge your previous notions with truth from God’s Word Topical index to enhance your personal study

Hot Chocolate in June: A True Story of Loss, Love and Restoration

Hot Chocolate in June: A True Story of Loss, Love and Restoration Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Holly Mthethwa
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Hot Chocolate in June: A True Story of Loss, Love and Restoration by Holly Mthethwa Summary

Under-qualified and overly-ambitious, Holly left her family and friends behind in Nebraska to search for that radical life, that all-for-Jesus-or-nothing-at-all life. Escaping the depression that chased her following her father’s untimely and agonizing death, this young accountant-turned-adventurer trekked to remote mountain villages and through city streets smelling of human excrement: all in search of a Father’s love. Thousands of miles from the only home she’d ever known, Holly discovered a deeper passion for her God while sharing the gospel in India and soothing abandoned babies in South Africa. God made sure that Holly also encountered Oscar. This handsome South African rugby player seemed to have everything Holly had been praying for in a husband—except for the small detail that he didn’t look like any of the other guys she’d dated before. Oscar, as the son of parents who had lived through racial segregation and apartheid, was not supposed to bring home a woman whose skin matched the color of the people his parents had served. And this small town, Midwestern girl wasn’t supposed to fall in love with a black man, either. Hot Chocolate in June is the true story of God's undeniable ability to mend emotional wounds, overcome racial and cultural differences, and write amazing adventure stories. Join Holly as she navigates her way through deep grief and loss, only to discover the sweetness of love and restoration.

Not a Fan and Gods at War Student Edition Compilation

Not a Fan and Gods at War Student Edition Compilation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kyle Idleman
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310751276
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Not a Fan and Gods at War Student Edition Compilation by Kyle Idleman Summary

A two-book ebook bind-up of not a fan student edition and gods at war student edition, from bestselling author and pastor Kyle Idleman, perfect for readers thirteen and older. In not a fan student edition, Idleman explores what it means to truly be a follower of Jesus—and what can happen in your life when you give your all, and your heart, instead of just lip service. And in gods at war student edition, Idleman tackles the things in our lives that distract us from God—be they a dating relationship, our aspirations, our addictions, or the latest game on our smartphones—and how important it is to worship the God who truly matters.

The Way of the Wild Heart

The Way of the Wild Heart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Eldredge
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418570761
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This is a book about how a boy?and a man?becomes a man. It's a guide to the process of masculine initiation, that ancient path every boy and man must take if they would become the man they long to be. The path whereby they come to know they are a man, and are able to live and love from a deep, centered strength. We live in a time where most men (and boys) are essentially fatherless. Whatever their circumstance, they have no man actually taking them through the many adventures, trials, battles and experiences they need to shape a masculine heart within them. They find themselves on their own to figure life out, and that is a lonely place to be. Their fears, anger, boredom, and their many addictions all come out of this fatherless place within them, a fundamental uncertainty in the core of their being. But there is a way. "We aren't meant to figure life out on our own," says John Eldredge. "God wants to father us." In The Way of the Wild Heart, Eldredge reveals how God comes to a man and takes him on the masculine journey, how nearly all the events of a man's life can come togther to provide the initiation he never received. And how parents can offer that initiation to their sons. Whatever your age may be, your Father is ready to take up your journey. For you are his son.

White Stick

White Stick Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacqueline Middler
Editor: Redemption Press
ISBN: 164645216X
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White Stick is Jacqueline Marie’s raw, honest personal account of how the decision to abort her baby changed her soul. She offers a firsthand look at the abortion procedure and the aftermath of shame and guilt that led to other poor choices—all in an attempt to dull the pain and the emotional scars caused by her abortions. A fresh encounter with Christianity and a rereading of the creation story and God’s promises began her journey to healing, culminating in her ability to finally forgive herself. She now shares her story to demonstrate to other women who have had abortions that redemption is possible through the gospel message.

The Journey Out

The Journey Out Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ken Williams
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768455820
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I didnt think there was a way out. Many churches and individuals now affirm the gay Christian life and cheer-on LGBTQ Pride. But what if the LGBTQ life isnt the partyfor our neighbors, loved ones, or ourselvesthat the world says it is? What if these valuable people are in pain? Pain that sex and Gay Pride wont heal? After a life of hopelessness and a suicidal season over his confused sexual identity and unwanted same-sex desires, Ken discovered that Jesus offered real inner healing and intimate relationship. Since then, Ken has worked tirelessly to help others experience the same hope and transformation he found. In The Journey Out, Ken Williams will... Demystify homosexuality and gender identity issues. Share stories of real transformation of sexual identity. Help you form an intimate connection with Jesus and journey toward wholeness and freedom. Lead you to meet with God in key areas crucial to growth. Offer wisdom for supporters: parents, family, friends, and pastors. If you are longing to be deeply known and unconditionally loved, Jesus wants to fulfill those desires, regardless of your area of struggle. You will meet Him in the pages of The Journey Out and discover a new life filled with true hope and enduring joy!

The Beginning Starts at the End

The Beginning Starts at the End Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Caroline Hanna Guirgis
Editor: WestBow Press
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From a drug addict to a pastor, John Hanna lived a life of true hope. He overcame his addiction through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Being released from his bondage unleashed a renewed man. In The Beginning Starts at the End, author Caroline Guirgis, Johns sister, shares his story. She tells how the grace of God redeemed John from the darkness of addiction and restored him into the light of Christ. The gospel of truth healed John and renewed him wholly. As a new creation, John expelled his lust for drugs and received the love of Christ. His love and compassion for people had no boundaries. He never judged or labeled a person because he understood the depth of their pain. The Beginning Starts at the End chronicles the story of a man who came to the end of himself and found God. It narrates how John met people in their sufferings and gave them hope; he believed no one was too far gone for Gods reach. He was an ordinary man who became extraordinary through his tumultuous journey. John was the gift that kept on giving.

The Folly of Prayer

The Folly of Prayer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Woodley
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830878599
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Prayer can feel mysteriously difficult, boringly perfunctory and frustratingly out of our control. Often prayer brings us comfort, but sometimes, especially when there aren t easy resolutions or prayers go unanswered, it intensifies and focuses our sense of longing, pain and care. And often God uses our times of darkness and desperation to awaken our hearts to the ache within us--and the cries of those suffering around us. Prayer is all about coming before God to face life head-on, with all its jagged edges of mystery, joy, longing and agony. In fact, says pastor Matt Woodley, prayer is actually a real encounter with the untamable God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore our experience of it should reflect the power, mystery and even risk of entering into relationship with the Lord of the universe. In this book Woodley strips away all the religious-speak and presuppositions we have about prayer, distilling it to the essence of wholehearted engagement with the living God. Exploring an earthy, unadorned, jargon-free approach to prayer, Woodley unpacks a host of fresh synonyms for God-encounters, including prayer as desperation, invocation, mystery, astonishment, groaning and even absence. These marginal ways of praying compel us to engage marginal people--the desperate, the groaning, the victimized and the ignored. As we pray God will open our eyes to the pain of the world around us. With stories from his own experience and biblical and historical examples, Woodley gives fresh language to describe a life grounded in prayer that leads to compassion and service.

Compassion without Compromise

Compassion without Compromise Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam T. Barr,Ron Citlau
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441264760
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Loving, Biblical Answers on Homosexuality In the next year at least one of these things will happen in your life: • A family member will come out of the closet and expect you to be okay with it. • Your elementary-age child's curriculum will discuss LGBT families. • Your company will talk about building a tolerant workplace for LGBT co-workers. • Your college-age child will tell you your view on homosexuality is bigoted. Are you ready? In their role as pastors, Adam Barr and Ron Citlau have seen how this issue can tear apart families, friendships, and even churches. In this book they combine biblical answers with practical, real-world advice on how to think about and discuss this issue with those you care about. They also tell the story of Ron's personal journey from same-sex attraction and sexual brokenness to healing. Truth does not preclude kindness--and a good dose of humility is necessary to love our neighbors. With sensitivity and winsomeness, this book will offer an honest but inviting message to readers: We are all in need of the healing that can only come from the truth of the gospel.

Life-Changing Bible Verses Every Woman Should Know

Life-Changing Bible Verses Every Woman Should Know Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rebecca Lutzer
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736952942
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Life-Changing Bible Verses Every Woman Should Know by Rebecca Lutzer Summary

Is it time for you to stretch your spiritual muscles? These encouraging Bible verses from the Old and New Testaments will help you strengthen your devotional life. Each short chapter focuses on several inspirational Bible verses on specific topics and provides timely explanations and applications. Use these readings to guide your Bible memorization or simply to experience God’s personal touch as He uses His Word to... encourage, heal, and nourish you sustain you in difficult times and comfort you in sorrow instruct you, bringing you wisdom and discernment keep you from sin and protect you from evil provide stability in your ever-changing world As you immerse yourself in these encouraging Bible verses, your desire to read, understand, and memorize God’s Word will grow. As a result, you’ll clarify what you believe and be able to speak the truth in love and bring hope to others around you.

Follow

Follow Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Floyd McClung
Editor: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434702510
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Isn’t it time to stop asking, “What would Jesus do?” and start asking, “What is Jesus doing now?” Follow is a real-life guide to discipleship the Jesus way. Here Floyd McClung tells how he traded a life of religion for a life of relationship with Jesus—a relationship that led him to form communities of Christian disciples around the world. Taking the Gospels at face value leads Floyd to define a radical strategy for discipling new believers while strengthening our own devotional lives. He details practical ideas for forming discipleship groups that reflect Jesus’s principles of accountability, transparency, humility, and outreach. Through it all, Floyd emphasizes the importance of following Jesus personally rather than adhering to ineffective rules or traditions. With stories and scriptural principles, Floyd McClung leads us through the liberating process of changing the focus of our lives from ourselves to Jesus so we can do life the way Jesus did—and experience a richer spiritual life than we’ve ever known.

Finding the One

Finding the One Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mrs. Linnie Delmar
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1524648450
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Finding the One by Mrs. Linnie Delmar Summary

Reading this book will inspire you, entertain you, but will never bore you because of her sincere efforts to please you. Linnies Southern humor and her unique style of writing youll feel like youve known her for years like you would an ole friend. The exciting adventures continue to follow her where ever she goes. Her safe bubble of life, as she calls it, has not been broken yet. Some of her stories havent always had happy endings in her last book DIVORCED ON THE REDNECK RIVIERA. But in this book, the happy endings and beginnings are happening every day not only to Linnie but to people who have reached out telling their story in their own words of how they met THE ONE!

Jesus Is Not a Genie

Jesus Is Not a Genie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bob Maxwell
Editor: WestBow Press
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Bob Maxwell was inspired by God to write this book to help prodigals like himself walk a journey as a follower of Christ—and not just as Christians in name only. The author abandoned God for more than twenty years. When he returned, he learned a powerful lesson: We can’t turn our back on God and come back to him when we are in trouble, rub the Jesus genie bottle, and expect Him to take our troubles away. Prodigals chose to follow God and accepted His free gift of salvation and eternity in Heaven, but at some point, they became angry at God and left the relationship. They turned their backs on God and His teachings in the Bible. Maxwell recalls his time away from God as well as how his life was spiraling downward so much that he considered suicide. Overwhelmed by drinking, drugs, and a failing marriage, God took a broken, lost soul and resurrected him into a strong, God-fearing disciple. No matter what you are going through, you’ll be inspired by this testimony of a believer who turned his back on God only to find out that God had never turned His back on him.

Spoken For

Spoken For Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robin Jones Gunn,Alyssa Joy Bethke
Editor: Multnomah
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Spoken For by Robin Jones Gunn,Alyssa Joy Bethke Summary

Say Yes to the Love Story of Your Life A great romance was set in motion before you were born. A relentless Lover is pursuing you, and He has made His intentions clear. He wants you to be His forever. How will you respond to the One who longs for you to be His with your whole heart? In Spoken For, Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke speak to your heart about what it means for you to belong to Christ, who you are because of His love, and how that affects the way you live. Drawing on biblical promises and their personal experiences, these two friends share what it’s like to live out God’s unfolding love story. You are not up for grabs. You are spoken for. Includes questions for group discussion and personal reflection.

You Found Me

You Found Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Keith M. Robinson,Mike Yorkey
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By the time Keith was 17 years old, his rap sheet included DUI, possession of narcotics, and intent to distribute (that's drug dealing). He was emaciated from drug use, dirty and rumpled, and under house arrest awaiting trial. That's when a stranger paid him a visit, sitting down in his filthy room to touch his gaunt shoulder and pray. Maybe you are facing circumstances even worse than Keith's. Maybe you've made choices that have hurt you and the people around you. Maybe your family has failed or damaged you, leaving scars you're sure will never heal. Or maybe you just can't bring yourself to care anymore, because you've forgotten how to dream big. How ever lost you are, you have not been abandoned--a relentless God is pursuing you. You Found Me is Keith's story of a tragic life redeemed, but it's more than that: It's the story of anyone willing to be found.

Joy!

Joy! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Georgian Banov
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 149342842X
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Experience God's Joy Daily! Have you settled for less than unspeakable joy in your life's journey? The Holy Spirit is challenging you to expect more--a lot more. Georgian Banov knew nothing of this supernatural joy. Born and raised under the oppression of atheist and Communist Bulgaria, he escaped miraculously to the United States, where he was embraced by the warmth and love of the "Jesus people." Encountering God, along with the truth of His Word and the ongoing work of the Spirit, has led him to a life of freedom and holy joy. In these pages, Georgian will help you · become a friend with God and know Him as an affectionate Father · discover performance-free grace in the fullness of what Christ has done · put an end to religious striving and self-effort · find victory over the power of sin so you can be both holy and happy · be the hands and feet of Jesus accomplishing His justice in the world Joy is not some nice-to-have "bonus" of the Christian faith. With Jesus living inside through the Spirit, you can experience the bliss of God's presence as you walk out your calling with purpose and power! Georgian Banov and his wife, Winnie, leaders of Global Celebration, are a radical team bringing joy and freedom all over the world. They were part of the core team that wrote and produced the now-famous children's albums Music Machine and Bullfrogs & Butterflies, which sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. Georgian also led the popular '80s band Silverwind. Whether they are hosting Christian conferences, training students, rescuing and caring for trafficked children, or helping the homeless living in garbage dumps, their teaching and ministry are full of God's loving, joyful presence, bringing miracles and changing lives.

A Fierce Love

A Fierce Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shauna Shanks
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310348463
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A Fierce Love by Shauna Shanks Summary

Love is easy to give when you are getting it back. Are we still called to God’s plan of how to love when we are getting none in return? Shauna Shanks’s brave journey through obedience reveals the outcome of when we dare to follow God’s ludicrous outline for love as described in 1 Corinthians 13. Wrecked with news of her husband’s affair and his request for a divorce, Shauna finds herself urgently faced with a decision. Does she give up and divorce her husband and move on, or does she try to fight for her marriage? The former choice seems to contradict God’s plan for how to love, such as “love never gives up,” “love is patient,” and “love is kind.” Taking God at His word and assuming the love chapter was really meant to be followed literally word by word, she not only finds herself falling in love with her spouse again, but also falling in love with Jesus, which changes everything. First Corinthians 13 presents an audacious, illogical, and irrational context of how to love, meant to be applied to every marital context not just the fairytale marriage. If God’s instructions seem illogical and audacious, you might just expect the same kind of results in return! This book is not air-brushed. It was written in the midst of the author’s deepest trauma, and she purposefully did not edit out her mistakes and failures during that season. This book will resonate with women who do not feel like the picture-perfect Christian woman with the fairytale life and marriage. A Fierce Love is the story of a train wreck and reaching out to God not in the calm but in the chaos and finding hope for the future.

Captivating Guided Journal, Revised Edition

Captivating Guided Journal, Revised Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Eldredge,Stasi Eldredge
Editor: HarperChristian Resources
ISBN: 0310135672
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Captivating Guided Journal, Revised Edition by John Eldredge,Stasi Eldredge Summary

This journal is for those who are hungry for more. The Captivating Guided Journal is designed to complement your reading of Captivating – there is one chapter in the journal for every one of the twelve chapters in the book. Using this journal means you’re hungry for more. More of Jesus, more healing, more restoration, and more transformation into the woman you were created to be. You even get more in the journal itself! The “Windows to the Heart” and “Lifting the Veil” sections feature special features and excerpts from other books and movies that you won’t find in the companion book. By the way, this is not your normal “workbook.” There are no wrong answers. No fill-in-the-blanks. You don’t have to struggle or worry about “getting it right.” Who wants another workbook anyway? We have enough work to do already. Besides, calling this a workbook would imply that the messages in the book Captivating are to be mastered. And mastered in a measurable way. Not at all. The messages in the book are to be pondered, considered. Some embraced. Some practiced. Some set aside for a later time. In this journal you will experience… Excerpts from the companion book, Captivating Guided prayers “Windows to Your Heart” – insights from movies, books, and music “Lifting the Veil” – an activity or exercise to try Journaling prompts correlating to each section of the chapter in the book This journal is for your heart. Engaging with it says that you are willing to take a journey of discovery with him. You have said “yes” to God. You are continuing to say “yes.” May he meet you in the deep places of your heart and bring you hope, courage, healing, and the delights of intimacy that only God can bring. Designed for use with Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul (9781400225286), sold separately.

The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew J. Schmutzer
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ISBN: 1621893278
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Maybe the only thing new about sexual abuse is quality discussion from several professions (psychology, theology, and pastoral care). Here are the insights of over two dozen psychologists, theologians, and those in pastoral care, all targeting the issue of sexual abuse. Designed as a resource for Christian educators, therapists, pastors, social workers, group leaders, and survivors, The Long Journey Home combines current research in mental health with rich theological reflection, global concern with fervent pastoral wisdom for the local faith community. Whether you are a counselor, professor, pastor, or spouse of a survivor, you hold in your hand a fresh resource of information and advocacy for those suffering from the devastating effects of sexual abuse and rape. The breadth of material, biblical insight, discussion questions, and helpful resources gathered here just may be the tool of a generation.

She Speaks

She Speaks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michele Clark Jenkins
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ISBN: 1401677819
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It is sometimes difficult for today’s African-American women to remember how important they are to God. The noise of day-to-day tasks and to-dos combined the with the undeniable struggles that face African-American women each day can make it easy to forget that Jesus treated the women of the New Testament with respect and spiritual equality, and how frequently God used women to carry out His purpose. Through the examples of powerful women in the Bible She Speaks helps African-American women find relevance, purpose, and identity in the Word of God. Each chapter offers a complete list of references to help the reader locate the stories of these inspirational women in the Bible with ease. For anyone looking for a deeper study of women of the Bible and for the African-American woman who sometimes needs reminding how real and relevant her struggles are, She Speaks is the perfect choice. Features include: Complete list of biblical references Clear explanation of parallels between struggles of modern African-American women and women in the Bible

All Things New

All Things New Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pete Hughes
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God is on a mission to make all things new: from the fashion industry to the business community, from politics to education and from entertainment to media and the arts. God’s burning desire is to bring restoration to every sphere of society. Starting in Genesis and working through the Scriptures, All Things New will take you on a journey into the very heart of God and His relentless passion to redeem lives, heal the nations, rewire the culture, and bring renewal to all of creation. As we immerse ourselves in the greatest story ever told we find our ultimate sense of belonging, our purpose in the present and our hope for the future. We become actors in this unfolding drama, pushing forward God’s purposes for the world and joining His mission to make all things new.

Are Those Your Real Feet?

Are Those Your Real Feet? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Mahurin
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"Are those your real feet?" The question assumes that one has been provided with the essential equipment for walking""that is, feet. Although one's feet may not be the most beautiful part of the human anatomy, their importance cannot be minimized; since if I am to walk, I need feet. Walking implies that progress is to be expected, and a goal is to be obtained and experienced. The follower of Jesus must deal with the challenge of transparency and transformation. How can I be real with God and recognize the areas in my life that require adjustment in order to align to His purpose and plan for my life? If we are to reach the goal God has determined for each of us we must be willing to expose our hearts to Him and submit to the process He has designed to accomplish the needed transformation. Jesus is the archetype, the pattern to which all of us are to be conformed. Every believer is on this journey toward Christlikeness. Hopefully, the observations in this book may assist you on your journey.

Victorious

Victorious Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rob Chifokoyo
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This book is full of my own life experiences that have shown me time and time again that Gods hand is upon us even when it may be scary, dark and hopeless. He is in the midst of our circumstances, walking us through, and revealing the victory we have in His Son Jesus. This is a book about love, failure, pain, trouble, fear, healing and ultimately about victory before there is ever any hope of receiving it.

Color Me Yellow

Color Me Yellow Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Raquel Gautier
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ISBN: 1973653036
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You hold a powerful voice inside of you. A voice that adds color to God’s canvas on earth. God is a master artisan painting a beautiful canvas filled with vibrant colors. We are those colors. We see the beauty of the canvas when we find our colors. Those colors release their fullest expression when we communicate with our God-designed voice. In a world where we constantly consume the voices of others, it can be tempting to mimic the voices we hear. When we allow other voices to become our voices, we can easily dilute the unique color that God designed within us. But we are not the echoes of other people’s voices. We are uniquely designed colors. Together, we can begin to add our color to God’s masterpiece.

The Great Undoing and My Journey Home

The Great Undoing and My Journey Home Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Schreer Davis
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My youngest son, Sam, hands me a DVD converted from a video recording taken years ago. Apprehensive, I slide it into a laptop and watch the scene from my past come to life. After viewing only part of it, he exits to do homework, pauses, and quips, What happened to you, Mom? Time suspends as I search for a reply. Life life happened, Sama lot of life. Like your dad dying and you and I ending up with a genetic disorder. Muscle biopsies, spinal taps, surgeries, you know. Crazy stuff happened. He looks my way only somewhat understanding. His seventeen-year-old, senior-in-high-school self tries on my explanation, but it doesnt quite fit. He cant give in so why should I? He continues up the stairs and I stand alone. Alone with the reality that the hard stuff is winning. That I caved under the pressure. That my tall, blond-haired, blue-eyed son knows who I was, compared to who I am.

Reel to Real

Reel to Real Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ted Baehr
Editor: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
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Movies can inspire your heart and transform your mind. Christians want to be inspired and equipped by God’s grace so they can have the abundant life Jesus promised in John 10:10. While most of the culture has drifted away from the good news, more and more Hollywood movies proclaim it in word and deed. Movieguide®’s Reel to Real provides forty-five inspirational devotions that exemplify principles from God’s Word, using powerful moments from over 150 great movies. Each devotion is insightful and uplifting, illustrating a meaningful theme. Some of the movies include It’s a Wonderful Life, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Hacksaw Ridge, Sing, Les Miserables, Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale, God’s Not Dead 2, Amazing Grace, and Frozen. Movies are a powerful medium to communicate truth. Reel to Real will help you discover God’s heart in movie favorites as you enjoy the wonder of entertainment. Ted Baehr is the founder and chairman of The Christian Film & Television Commission™ and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE® (movieguide.org), a family guide to entertainment. An award-winning media authority on television, radio, and print, his purpose is to be used by God to redeem the mass media and to encourage families to use wisdom in selecting their entertainment. He is the author or contributor to over thirty-five books makes his home in Los Angeles, California.

God's Love Story

God's Love Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joshua Joel Spoelstra
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ISBN: 1725257726
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God’s Love Story: A Canonical Telling traces the metaphorical theme of God’s love relationship(s) that spans the entire Bible. God lovingly pursues humankind in relationship that is robustly satisfying and salvific. Like many relationships, God’s love story with God’s people is both transcendent and tragic, messy and mercy-filled, raw and redemptive. Not merely a series of events relegated to the past, God’s love story is an ongoing, present phenomenon—a salvation-relationship into which God invites all peoples to (collectively) be the spouse of God.

Empty

Empty Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mike & Kim Marquez
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ISBN: 1490816895
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At the wedding altar, all of us envision our marriages as lifelong journeys with our ultimate companions. However, between work and kids we struggle to maintain a relationship that does not leave us feeling empty. Lonely, isolated, hurt, and added pressure to meet daily obligations, our marriage relationship too often suffers. After a while, we find ourselves living in two different worlds. We wonder if we can ever experience the one flesh relationship that the Bible talks about. God desires us to enter into an intimate and deep relationship with Him like that between a husband and a wife. His design of marriage is awesome, and He created marriage to reflect His love, unity, and desire for us to be restored. But what do we change? What should our marriages look like? How do we refocus our hearts and attitudes toward each other? Journey with us as we re-examine what God intended for marriage and pursue a path to renewal. Find healing along the way as you also examine your relationship with God and as you learn to love as husband and wife. Draw nearer to Him as a couple. Go from feeling empty to experiencing the fullness of life that God desires for us.

The Kingdom of Darkness

The Kingdom of Darkness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeremy Nittler
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ISBN: 1662446365
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What if the best way to understand good is to understand evil? What if the best way to understand light, is to understand darkness? What if you could read the Bible from the vantage point of The King of Darkness himself? Where did it all begin? Who was Satan before the fall, and what events led up to him becoming evil? Why and when did he fall from Heaven? Author J K Nittler wants to take you through a mystical journey back in time, to show you the hidden things that have been lost in the modern day discussions in the Bible, even those of scholarly tables. By reading this book, you will discover both the beautiful sides of evil, but also of goodness, of holiness, and hopefully even the heights and the depths of the Father’s love for us all.

The Warrior Wife

The Warrior Wife Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather Duzan, CPCC
Editor: WestBowPress
ISBN: 1449795552
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“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” (2 Cor. 10:3-4) The Warrior Wife Combat Training Manual is a coaching tool designed to help you own the power and authority you have in Jesus Christ. With the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit you are fully equipped to protect and defend your home. You will • Be challenged to accept the commission as God’s Warrior • Understand the effectiveness of spiritual warfare through intercessory prayer • Learn to discern the spiritual malady behind behaviors and actions • Discover how to enter the strongman’s house and take back all that has been stolen from you • Choose and exercise three specific character traits to heal your home • Finally, enjoy growing intimacy with God so your days are filled with peace and joy We are God’s power manifested in the feminine. No weapon fashioned against us will stand.

Wonderful Counselor

Wonderful Counselor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alicia Crawley
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490887598
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Wonderful Counselor by Alicia Crawley Summary

In February 2008, Alicia Crawley got the phone call every parent dreads: two of her children had been in a car accident. Her son, Jonathan, was fine, but by the time Alicia arrived at the scene minutes later, her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lauren, had died. In the days that followed, Alicia, who until then had had a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ, was plunged into the dark pit of grief, unable even to feel Gods presence. His seeming silence left her spiritually paralyzed. Alicia barely recognized herself or her life, but she kept going to Gods word, seeking comfort, understanding, and purpose. She came to realize that He had never left her but that she hadnt been able to hear Him over the roar of her pain. Deeply thoughtful, honest, and unafraid to ask difficult questions, Alicia shares here what she learned about suffering, about heaven, and about listening to and trusting God. Although support groups, individual therapy, and medication can all help at a time of profound loss, Wonderful Counselor assures us that the Holy Spirit is the ultimate source of wisdom and healing. For Alicia, turning to God provided more than comfort; it oriented her family toward the future and toward opportunities to reach the lost and broken around them in ways and in places they never could have imagined. Surrendering their beloved Lauren took on meaning they never thought possible. Guided by the Spirit, they have allowed her legacy to become one of hope and joy.

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