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.
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
As a complement to The Life Recovery Bible (more than 800,000 copies sold), The Life Recovery Workbook leads the recovering addict into reflection and practical application. By placing the 12 steps of recovery into a firm biblical context, the workbook brings scriptural principles into personal focus.
Contemporary "Recovery Profiles," expanded descriptions of each of the 12 steps, and open-ended questions work in unison with The Life Recovery Bible. Far more than just teaching about the 12 steps, the workbook is a guide to an in-depth working of the steps, making the principles of recovery come alive for "one day at a time" living.
Robert McGee's best-selling book has helped millions of readers learn how to be free to enjoy Christ's love while no longer basing their self-worth on their accomplishments or the opinions of others. In fact, Billy Graham said that it was a book that "should be read by every Christian."
In this re-launch of this timeless classic you will:
Gain new skills for getting off the performance treadmill
Discover how four false beliefs have negatively impacted your life
Learn how to overcome obstacles that prevent you from experiencing the truth that your self-worth is found only in the love, acceptance, and forgiveness of Christ
Discover what two million readers have already discovered: tha ... more
This practical and encouraging book by June Hunt shows how to spot (and avoid) the symptoms of stress, manage stress, and find refreshment through God's Word. It includes a stress test, stress management techniques, and practical tips for stress relief.
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, mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts, emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own.
Whom can you trust? Learn to recognize 20 traits of relationally untrustworthy people and how to avoid unhealthy entanglements. Then learn to identify and invite nurturing people into your life for balanced, healthy relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.
A Program for Implementing a Christ-Centered Recovery Ministry in Your Church Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addiction - Sexual Addiction - Food Addiction - Gambling Addiction and many more There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and forgiveness of Christ. Since 1991, more than 200,000 people have participated in the Celebrate Recovery programs offered at more than 3,500 churches, prisons, and rescue missions. Drawn from the Beatitudes, Celebrate Recovery helps people resolve painful problems in the context of the church as a whole. Newly updated, the kit includes: *1 20-minute DVD introductory guide for leaders *1 l ... more
Free yourself from the need to judge others and experience the freedom from criticism! Pain is going to come into everyone's life, but you need to know that SUFFERING IS OPTIONAL!
In a fallen world, pain is inevitable---but it isn't invincible. Richards invites you on a journey toward an emotional freedom that few experience. The odyssey begins with one major step --- surrendering the "right" to judge. Break links to your hurtful past, learn the biblical way to prevent pain, and triumph over insults and criticism.
In the midst of a trial, it is often difficult to see any purpose to our suffering. Comfort for Troubled Christians will help people understand that God never leaves us nor forsakes us, especially in the dark times. The comforting scriptural encouragement in this book explains God's part and purpose in testing and offers a pattern for success to all Christians who are 'passing through fire.' This book has already sold two million copies as a booklet and is now available in a more attractive, easier-to-read format.
This enduring collection of twenty-one sermons by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, each originally delivered at Westminster Chapel in London, carefully and compassionately analyzes an undeniable feature of modern society from which Christians have not escaped--spiritual depression.
Overload is not having time to finish the book you're reading on stress. Margin is having time to read it twice. Overload is fatigue. Margin is energy. Overload is red ink. Margin is black ink. Overload is hurry. Margin is calm. Overload is anxiety. Margin is security. Overload is the disease of our time. Margin is the cure.
Margin is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits. It's something held in reserve for contingencies or unanticipated situations.
In Margin, Dr. Richard Swenson provides a prescription against the danger of overloaded lives. Focusing on margin in four key areas — emotional energy, physical energy, time, and finances — he offers an overall picture of healt ... more
Elyse Fitzpatrick, coauthor of Women Helping Women (a Gold Medallion Finalist), offers practical advice for conquering the paralyzing emotions many women encounter as they battle difficult, often overwhelming concerns about rebellious children, problemsin the workplace or home, health issues, financial difficulties, and more.
In the Bible, God gives guidance and offers the true solution to our anxieties and fears. Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety accesses this information to help women -- -- Identify the source of fear, worry, and anxiety -- Transform fearful thoughts into peaceful confidence -- Discover specific strategies for overcoming anxiety
Women will find comfort and encouragement through real-life ... more
A worship disorder: this is how Edward T. Welch views additions. "Will we worship ourselves and our own desires, " he writes, "or will we worship the true God?" With this lens the author discovers far more in Scripture on addictions than passages on drunkenness. There we learn the addict's true condition: like guests at a banquet thrown by "the woman Folly, " he is already in the grave (Prov. 9:13-18). Can we not escape our addictions? If we're willing to follow Jesus, the author says we have "immense hope: hope in God's forgiving grace, hope in God's love that is faithful even when we are not, and hope that God can give power so that we are no longer mastered by the addiction." Each chapter concludes with "Practical The ... more
The Enneagram has become one of today's most popular systems for personality typing. But its true significance goes much deeper -- to a comprehensive vision of how each type can achieve its highest potential. Whatever your spiritual background, the Enneagram shows how you can overcome your inner barriers and realize your unique gifts and strengths.
For those new to the system, the authors provide comprehensive, easy-to-understand explanations of the Enneagram and two highly accurate questionnaires fordetermining your type. More advanced readers will find a wealth of innovative material, including dozens of individualized Inner Work Suggestions. All readers will learn to: -- Recognize each type's Wake-Up Call and Re ... more
"Lewis Smedes writes about forgiveness like no one has ever written about it before. There is no better book in the English language about this subject, which, if properly mastered, can change the face of human relationships." --Neil Clark Warren Author of The Triumphant Marriage and Make Anger Your Ally If you are ready to make peace with those who have hurt or betrayed you, there can be no finer road map than this thoroughly practical book. Lewis Smedes brings true forgiveness, "Gods own gift," within the capacity of every wounded person, even in circumstances when only hate seems possible. With inspiring words, he leads you through the three stages of forgiveness and helps you understand:
Lost ambition. Emotional numbness. Fear and withdrawal. Fatigue. Marks of what is commonly called depression. If you are one of the many people suffering from depression, there is hope and there is help-a way up when you are down. Even if you don?t feel l
The first easy--and fun--guide to the Enneagram, the fascinating and revealing method of understanding personality types, for the beginner, the expert, and everyone in between. This witty and informative guide demystifies the ancient Enneagram system with cartoons, exercises, and personality tests that reveal our motivations and desires and show how to put that knowledge to use in our everyday lives.
The 9 types of people:
The Perfectionist Motivated by the need to live life the right way, improve yourself and others, and avoid anger.
The Helper Motivated by the need to be loved and appreciated and to express your positive feelings towards others.
The Achiever Motivated by the need to be productive, to achie ... more
Power to Choose explores our power over our choices. Addictions and compulsions remove the power of choice. If we've lost the power of choice, then we continue to make decisions based on Self that bring about destructive patterns of behavior in our lives. So we need a power that will restore our power to choose. The Twelve Step model set forth in the Power to Choose is a pathway to a intimate and peaceful relationship with God, ourselves and others..
The world encourages you to love yourself, believe in yourself and tell yourself that you are intelligent, capable, beautiful, wonderful. But deep down, what do you most want to know? What does God think of you? What is your true worth?
As Jack Kuhatschek leads you through nine Bible studies on self-esteem, you'll gain an essential understanding of who you are and how God is restoring you to wholeness.
Now available in IVP's revised LifeGuide Bible Study format, Self-Esteem features questions for starting group discussions and for personal reflection, as well as a new "Now or Later" section following each session.
Imagine relying on yourself to optimize your outlook, focus your plans, and keep you on top, in touch, and going for it! You can do it, by adopting the simple techniques of Self-Talk, and understanding the power of key phrases like these: -- I choosemy thoughts. No thought, at any time, can dwell in my mind without my permission. -- I have talents, skills and abilities -- and I'm discovering new talents all the time. -- I take time to listen and communicate. I'm patient and understanding. It's worth working at, and I do. -- I focus my attention on the things I can control. If l can't affect it or direct it -- I accept it. -- I know that what I believe about myself is what l will become -- so I believe in ... more
This book is comparable to the <i>Prayer of Jabez, </i> in that it takes a biblical principle and helps enlighten readers how one simple truth can affect a wide area of one??'s life. Ultimately, this book will help readers fulfill their destiny as purposeful children of God by embracing the message of Philippians 4: 8.