Just as it takes a master artist to restore a vintage painting, restoring a missing or abusive father's relationship with his children takes the ultimate Creator. God desires to be the one Father every child needs with or without the cooperation of the earthly one. Missing, abusive, or emotionally absent fathers set up a chain reaction of impact from one generation to another. Coming to grips with that impact and allowing Father God to heal from the inside out affects intimacy for subsequent generations.
This interactive devotional helps single parents guide their children through the fallout of divorce by offering hope through faith in God, giving opportunity for parent and child to process their feelings and fears.
Single mothers, whether on their own after a divorce or a husband's death, will discover how to find true life in Christ and allow the strength of that inner life to be the compass by which they navigate an unpredictable future.
Like the revealing sunlight flooding through the windows of our physical houses, the spotlight of the Holy Spirit investigates the corners of our hearts exposing filth which has accumulated unnoticed through the winter of our souls, and we realize the need to take a spiritual inventory.
Golden Keyes Parsons helps you discover and clean your spirit. Keep the spiritual dust and grime cleared away from the corners of your spirit. Tackles issues such as spiritual indifference, pet beliefs and traditions, bad habits, anger, bitterness, forgiveness, gossip, a critical spirit, and prayerlessness.
An amazing introduction to The Purpose-Driven Life! This trustworthy guide will lead you on a seven day adventure of discovery. By the end of the adventure you will begin to understand God's purpose for your life and how your life can help fulfill God's great purpose for all of creation. Let Pastor Warren help you discover your purpose and prepare for eternity!
Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not.
Boundaries impact all areas of our lives:
Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances
Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions
Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others
Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator
"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart mercy which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor why mercy is the first attribute of God. God does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins, he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts on the contrary, ... more
The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ's powerful love.
In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.
With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa helps readers:
Release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt.
"New York Times" best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst leads small group participants to make wise decisions in the midst of endless demands.
Most of us spend a lot of our lives figuring out when to say yes and how to say no. But we don't find space for our souls until we learn to step past the yes and no of daily decisions and seek out a third option: The Best Yes.
The Best Yes is the choice that shapes all our other choices. It's what allows us to play our necessary parts in God's plan, to spend our energy and focus our passion on the assignments that really are ours. Too many of us confuse the command to love with the disease to please.
In this six-session video-based Bible study Lysa TerKeurst sha ... more
StrengthsFinder 2.0 (Gallup Press; hardcover; February 2007) upgrades the assessment, making it more valuable to readers. As with the original assessment, the updated version is available online (http: strengths.gallup.com) and can be taken with a unique code that comes with each copy of the book. However, this updated version offers a more in-depth and personal analysis of one's strengths. It also offers perspective on how talents can emerge in different ways for each unique individual.
Revised & Updated Edition God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we're missing it?
It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe--the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor--loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you've verbalized it yet or not, we all know something's wrong.
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himsel ... more
It's obvious from the bookshelves and the big screen that heaven is on everyone's mind. All of us long to know what life after death will be like. Bestselling author John Burke is no exception. For decades, he has been studying accounts of people who have had near-death experiences (NDEs). While not every detail of individual NDEs correlate with Scripture, Burke shows how the common experiences shared by thousands of survivors clearly point to the God of the Bible and the exhilarating picture of heaven he promises.
"Imagine Heaven" is an inspirational journey through the Bible's picture of heaven, colored in with the real-life stories of heaven's wonders. Burke compares gripping stories of NDEs to what Scripture ... more
What does it mean to believe Jesus? Not just believe in Jesus, but actually believe what He said and shape our lives around that truth? How would that affect the choices we make? The way we see the world? The way we conduct ourselves with other Christians?
In Believing Jesus, Lisa Harper answers these questions by looking at the lives of the believers in Acts and how Jesus command to spread the gospel forever shaped their lives. You will hear how Peter turned tables on his Benedict-Arnold behavior and became a church-building saint when the power of the Holy Spirit came over him. How the first believers were so gifted at giving they made Santa look bush league. How it cost Stephen and other early believers their ve ... more
A New York Times bestseller people can believe in — by "a pioneer of the new urban Christians" (Christian Today magazine).
Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics and non-believers bring to religion. Using literature, philosophy, anthropology, pop culture, and intellectual reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand against the backlash toward religion spawned by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.
An invitation for every woman who feels she isn't godly enough...isn't loving enough...isn't doing enough
The life of a woman today isn't really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord's feet...but the daily demands of a busy world just won't leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him...yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy.
Then comes Jesus, right into the midst of your busy Mary/Martha life-and he extends the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters of Bethany. Tenderly he invites you to choose "the better part"-a joyful life of "living-room" intimacy with him th ... more
Winning the Battle in your Mind. There's a War Going On And Your Mind Is The Battlefield. If you're one of millions who suffer from worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger or condemnation, you are experiencing an attack in your mind.
Overcoming negative thoughts that come against your mind brings freedom and peace. Find out how to recognize damaging thought patterns and stop them from influencing your life. In this powerful book, best-selling author and conference host, Joyce Meyer, guides you through an honest self-appraisal by sharing the trials, tragedies and ultimate victories of her own marriage, family and ministry- including the truth she learned about what she was thinking and feeling everystep of the way. ... more
Learn to find and play the role God wants most for you to play, not the ones you feel pressured into playing for the sake of others or even our sense of accomplishment and worth.
Most of us spend a lot of our lives figuring out when to say yes and when to say no. How to manage our time, reduce stress, do our best for our families, find a little space for "me." But we don't find space for our souls until we learn to step past the yes and no of daily decisions and seek a third option: the best yes.
The Best Yes is the choice that shapes all our other choices. (And our choices determine the direction of our lives.) It's what allows us to play our necessary parts in God's plan, to spend our energy and focus our ... more
Just as Moses and the Israelites found themselves caught between "the devil and the deep Red Sea," so are we sometimes overwhelmed by life's problems. But God delivered the Israelites, and He will deliver us too.
"The Red Sea Rules" reveals, even in the midst of seemingly impossible situations, God's promise to make a way for us. His loving guidance will protect us through danger, illness, marital strife, financial problems--whatever challenges Satan places in our path.
Using the Israelites' story as an example, Robert Morgan offers ten sound strategies for moving from fear to faith. Among them: Realize that God means for you to be where you are. Acknowledge your enemy, but keep your eyes on the Lord. Pray.
"Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Overscheduled." Sound familiar? Based on Bill Hybels' groundbreaking book "Simplify" and the companion DVD series, the "Simplify Participant's Guide" leads you on a journey of discovering a simpler life.Today's velocity of life can consume and control us . . . until a breakneck pace begins to feel normal and expected. That's where the danger lies: When we spend our lives doing things that keep us busy but don't really matter, we sacrifice the things that do. What if your life could be different? What if you could be certain you were living the life God called you to live--and building a legacy for those you love? If you crave a simpler life anchored by the priorities that matter most, roll up you ... more
Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn't have to stay that way.
"The Love Dare," the "New York Times" No. 1 best seller that has sold five million copies and was major plot device in the popular movie "Fireproof," is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, "The Love Dare" is a journey you need to take. It's time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage.
This second edition also features a special link to a free online marriag ... more
John and Stasi Eldredge revise and update this runaway bestseller.
What "Wild at Heart" did for men, "Captivating" is doing for women. Setting their hearts free. This groundbreaking book shows readers the glorious design of women before the fall, describes how the feminine heart can be restored, and casts a vision for the power, freedom, and beauty of a woman released to be all she was meant to be.