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Beholding and Becoming Book by ,

Beholding and Becoming Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0736974938
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Summary: Ruth is such a gift to us—her voice is strong and honest, yet believably grace-filled and kind. We learn and grow into who we want to be when Ruth's words and art lead us. —Annie F. Downs, bestselling author of 100 Days to Brave and host of That Sounds Fun podcast Become What You Behold You are in the process of becoming. Every day is an opportunity to be shaped and formed by what moves your heart…drives your thoughts…captures your gaze. Is it any wonder that where you direct your eyes and your heart matter in your day-to-day? We become what we behold when we set our hearts and minds on Christ and His redemption story here in the details of our daily lives. Not just on Sunday, not just on holidays, not just when extraordinarily hard or wonderful things happen…but today. Bestselling author and artist Ruth Chou Simons invites you on a new journey to Beholding and Becoming. With more than 850 pieces of intricate, original artwork, Ruth encourages you to elevate your gaze to the One who created all things. Today is an opportunity for God to demonstrate His love and His faithfulness in the midst of your mundane. No circumstance is too ordinary or too forgotten for Him to meet you there in worship. His transforming grace turns your “everyday ordinary” into a holy place of becoming.

Fields of Joy Book by Ruth Chou Simons

Fields of Joy Book
  • Author : Ruth Chou Simons
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN Code: 0736972188
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Summary: Preach Truth to Your Heart God's Word leaves a legacy of joy as we live by it, build upon it, and let it transform our minds and shape our hearts. From bestselling author and creator of GraceLaced comes a book combining Scripture and affirmations to inspire you to rejoice in all things. With 58 specially selected scriptures, each accompanied by hand-painted artwork and a short, heartfelt truth to direct your thoughts to find joy in your Savior. We were made for joy. And yet, true and lasting happiness is sometimes harder to hold on to than it seems. With one thought, one word, it can slip out of our grasp. In a world of countless counterfeits, if you struggle to cultivate and experience true joy, Ruth Chou Simons offers these short meditations alongside her beautiful hand-painted artwork to encourage you to preach truth to your own heart. As you memorize Scripture and find encouragement in Ruth’s words, you’ll be transformed as you learn to “rejoice in the Lord always.” “These powerful reminders of God’s faithfulness will drive you to further dependence on His Word and a greater cultivation of lasting joy.” –Ruth Chou Simons

Earth Psalms Book by Francine Rivers

Earth Psalms Book
  • Author : Francine Rivers
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 149641831X
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Summary: Millions of readers have been transformed and inspired by Francine Rivers’ bestselling novels Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind. Now, in this weekly devotional, the beloved author invites you to join her in seeking the Creator through the marvelous natural world we live in. Francine shares observations she’s gathered over a lifetime of exploring—abroad and in her own backyard—and reflects on how they might apply to your daily life. What do the majestic redwoods, the persistent woodpecker, or a glorious sunrise reveal about our artistic and generous God? How could that change your outlook or the way you handle adversity? Stunning photography, Scripture excerpts, applications, and prayers accompany Francine’s reflections, inspiring you to be encouraged. Be challenged. Be comforted. God’s power is immense; His attention to detail in precise; His love for you is vast and unfailing. The proof is all around you.

The Well-Watered Life Book by Gretchen Saffles

The Well-Watered Life Book
  • Author : Gretchen Saffles
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1496445511
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Summary: The Well-Watered life isn’t about doing more; it’s about being with Jesus and becoming like Him. The Well-Watered Life devotional journal is your very own not-so-formal invitation to embrace the life Jesus came to give. Throughout the pages of this beautifully designed journal, filled with writing prompts, Scripture teaching, and biblical exercises, you will be encouraged to chronicle your journey of faithfully following and finding Jesus. You will discover how to satisfy the deep craving in your soul as you learn practical ways to implement spiritual disciplines and rhythms in your daily routine as you pursue a “well-watered life” in Christ.

Surprised by Motherhood Book by Lisa-Jo Baker

Surprised by Motherhood Book
  • Author : Lisa-Jo Baker
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1414391005
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Summary: A lawyer with a well-stamped passport and a passion for human rights, Lisa-Jo Baker never wanted to be a mom. And then she had kids. Having lost her own mother to cancer as a teenager, Lisa-Jo felt lost on her journey to womanhood and wholly unprepared to raise children. Surprised by Motherhood is Lisa-Jo’s story of becoming and being a mom, and in the process, discovering that all the “what to expect” and “how to” books in the world can never truly prepare you for the sheer exhilaration, joy, and terrifying love that accompanies motherhood. Set partly in South Africa and partly in the US (with a slight detour to Ukraine along the way), Surprised by Motherhood is a poignant memoir of one woman’s dawning realization that being a mom isn’t about being perfect—it’s about being present.

All-Caps YOU Book by Emma Mae Jenkins

All-Caps YOU Book
  • Author : Emma Mae Jenkins
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1496440285
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Summary: Young women are under more pressure than ever before: pressure to be pretty, to be successful, to have a perfect selfie game. Is it possible for them to be their true selves? Or must they fit into the same mold as the rest of their peers? Into this world of ever-growing pressure bursts Emma Mae Jenkins with a message of hope and unabashed joy. Emma Mae knows what it feels like to be judged and bullied, but she chooses to ignore the haters and instead focus on a message of love and acceptance in Jesus Christ. In this powerful devotional, Emma Mae will show young women what it looks like to live a life of rejoicing in God’s love and the incredible excitement they can feel when they “live in ALL CAPS” for Him.

Fight Your Fears Book by Kristen Wetherell

Fight Your Fears Book
  • Author : Kristen Wetherell
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2020-02-18
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 1493422677
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Summary: What are you afraid of? You could probably fill this page with a list of your fears. Fears about the future; fears about your health, job, and family; fears about inadequacy and failure (and maybe success); fears about how much fear itself seems to affect your decisions, plans, and growth in this life. You might even fear what God thinks about your fears. After all, in his Word God commands us not to be afraid hundreds of times. But how is this possible? We're troubled by evil, we're slammed with bad news, and we can't know what tomorrow will bring. How can we learn to trust God and not be afraid? Kristen Wetherell is in the fight with you. She is a fearful fellow traveler on the road of the Christian life, making strides alongside you in this battle. In Fight Your Fears she carefully searches 10 of God's great and precious promises, equipping you with the practical tools to overcome the fears and anxious thoughts that are robbing you of your joy. Each chapter ends with Scripture exercises, a memory verse, questions to ponder, and a prayer. Discover truths that will bring peace to your soul as you learn to fear God and nothing else.

100 Days to Brave Book by Annie F. Downs

100 Days to Brave Book
  • Author : Annie F. Downs
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0310089638
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Summary: You were always meant to be brave. Whether you're making a major decision, dealing with a difficult transition, or facing a fear, 100 Days to Brave will give you courage and confidence to move forward. Annie F. Downs felt her challenges were too difficult, too scary, too much. Then she decided to stop allowing fear to hold her back. It wasn't easy or simple. But it was good. With honesty and relatable humor, this compilation of best-of writings and new pieces from Annie will give you the inspiration to embrace the path and the plan God has for you and experience personal growth. Dare to spend the next 100 days discovering that you are braver than you know and stronger than you thought possible.

Writing the Icon of the Heart Book by Maggie Ross

Writing the Icon of the Heart Book
  • Author : Maggie Ross
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-02-13
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN Code: 1620326930
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Summary: The subtitle of Maggie Ross's new book captures its essence, for it is about silence and our need to behold God. Beholding is a notion that we are in danger of losing. It is often lost in translation, even by the NRSV and the Jerusalem Bible. Beholding needs to be recovered both in theology and practice. Ross is very aware of "poor talkative Christianity." There is a twofold plea to enter into silence--for lack of silence erodes our humanity--and to behold the radiance of God. This is a book full of deep questioning and the testing of our assumptions. Throughout there is a great love for the world and for our humanity, accompanied by sadness that we are so easily distracted . . . . We are invited into a silence that is not necessarily an absence of noise, but is a limitless interior space. Ancient texts are used in new and exciting ways, and many of our worship practices are challenged. She is in no doubt that "the glory of the human being is the beholding of God." --adapted from a review in The Church Times (London) by Canon David Adam.

Risen Motherhood Book by Emily Jensen,Laura Wifler

Risen Motherhood Book
  • Author : Emily Jensen,Laura Wifler
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 073697623X
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Summary: A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER Motherhood is hard. In a world of five-step lists and silver-bullet solutions to become perfect parents, mothers are burdened with mixed messages about who they are and what choices they should make. If you feel pulled between high-fives and hard words, with culture’s solutions only raising more questions, you’re not alone. But there is hope. You might think that Scripture doesn’t have much to say about the food you make for breakfast, how you view your postpartum body, or what school choice you make for your children, but a deeper look reveals that the Bible provides the framework for finding answers to your specific questions about modern motherhood. Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler help you understand and apply the gospel to common issues moms face so you can connect your Sunday morning faith to the Monday morning tantrum. Discover how closely the gospel connects with today’s motherhood. Join Emily and Laura as they walk through the redemptive story and reveal how the gospel applies to your everyday life, bringing hope, freedom, and joy in every area of motherhood.

Weight of Glory Book by C. S. Lewis

Weight of Glory Book
  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-06-16
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 9780061950285
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Summary: The classic Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by Lewis during World War Two. The nine addresses in Weight of Glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the Christian faith during a time of great doubt.

Sacred Endurance Book by Trillia Newbell

Sacred Endurance Book
  • Author : Trillia Newbell
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN Code: 083084838X
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Summary: Life can be hard, faith can wane, and distractions abound. How can we persevere to the end? Offering encouragement and hope for us to run the race well, Trillia Newbell shares theological insights and practical disciplines to train us for faithful, godly living over the long haul. While life may be full of challenges, we have a true and real hope in Jesus, who provides us with what we need to endure.

The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life Book by Hannah Whitall Smith,General Press

The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life Book
  • Author : Hannah Whitall Smith,General Press
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Release Date : 2019-05-11
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 9389157021
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Summary: God intends for you to be happy and fulfilled—that’s the encouraging message of the nineteenth-century classic The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life. “Settle down on this one thing,” writes Hannah Whitall Smith, “that Jesus came to save you now, in this life, from the power and dominion of sin, and to make you more than conquerors through His power.” The exciting message of freedom—from the bondage of sin, to the life of Christ—is what has made The Christian’s Secret a favorite for more than a century. Smith’s masterwork is personal, practical, and powerful, and overflowing with substance for thought.

The Lucky Few Book by Heather Avis

The Lucky Few Book
  • Author : Heather Avis
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0310345499
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Summary: These are the faces that call me “mom,” the three children who made me a mother. When I started my journey into parenthood I never thought it would look like this. I never planned on having three adopted children, and I certainly never imagined that two of them would have Down syndrome. But like most of the things God does, once we stepped into the craziness and confusion of the unknown and unplanned, we quickly realized that we were indeed among the lucky few. When my husband and I decided to grow our family ten years ago, we were surprised to find that getting pregnant was not as easy as we had thought it would be. And as we navigated the ups and downs of infertility, God led us down the path of adoption. Of course, we would adopt! Not what we had originally planned, but certainly a wonderful option. But just as we began to get a comfortable grasp on growing our family through adoption, God introduced us to Macyn Hope, a very sick little girl with Down syndrome who desperately needed a family. As we continued to follow God’s calling, first with Macyn, and later with Truly and then August, we found ourselves further and further from the comfortable paths we thought our lives would take, and instead moving down some very scary, and often painful roads. Even though at times His plan seemed terrifying and even downright foolish, little could we have known how much goodness, blessing, and joy would flow out of loving these three little people He’s put into our lives. No, it’s not been easy: not the open-heart surgeries or the challenges of raising two children with Down syndrome or the complexities of dealing with birth-families or the struggles we’ve had with the public education system. But through it all, every new and uncomfortable situation has only proven to be another chance to see how very good God’s plan is for our lives and how downright lucky we are to be able to live it out. It’s only the lucky few that recognize that the most beautiful things in this life are often found in the differences. What some would see as misfortune, I’ve learned to see as nothing more than pure luck.

If God Is For Us Book by Trillia J. Newbell

If God Is For Us Book
  • Author : Trillia J. Newbell
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: 080249661X
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Summary: If the Bible were a mountain range, it is said, Romans 8 would be its highest peak. I can say after reading this study that Trillia Newbell is a sure-footed mountain guide that will help you climb this great passage and get some of its best breathtaking views of God and our salvation in Christ. I highly recommend this volume! -Tim Keller, cofounder, Redeemer City to City What would change if you really understood all that God has done and is doing for you? Sure we know in our head that God is for us, that there’s great hope in his relationship with us and salvation for us, but sometimes these truths can be hard to believe in the midst of exhaustion, busyness, and a world of spiritual and physical opposition. If God Is For Us is a devotional Bible Study on Romans 8 designed to cement in your soul the great truths of our salvation and an understanding for how the Holy Spirit guides our new life in the Spirit, all found in this beloved chapter of Scripture. Why just the one chapter? The simple answer: there’s so much there! It’s no wonder that so many Christians list Romans among their favorite books of the Bible and Romans 8 as their favorite in the book. Romans is packed with profound truth after profound truth which are then followed up with life-changing promise after life-changing promise. In this 6-week study, Trillia Newbell will walk you through Romans 8 and help you cement deep inside yourself the scandalous truths of our great salvation, our inheritance, the assurance of our faith, and ultimately the love of our good Father. Each week will include: 5 daily readings out of Romans A devotional for each daily reading Questions for reflection and study If you’ve experienced the comfort of Romans 8 before, but want to plant it more deeply in your person this is the Bible Study for you. And it’s great for individual or group settings. If you’re ready to live a life that shouts: “God is for me, who can be against me,” let’s get started today.

God Loves Single Moms Book by Teresa Whitehurst

God Loves Single Moms Book
  • Author : Teresa Whitehurst
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN Code: 9781441213693
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Summary: Written by a psychologist who's successfully navigated single motherhood herself, this book helps single moms believe they and their families deserve the best life has to offer. Packed with practical tips, smart strategies, and ways to improve the well-being of single moms and their children, this book shows single moms how to improve their leadership and parenting skills. It tackles pressing issues such as self-care, a support network, organizing, finances, discipline, and more. Teresa Whitehurst reminds single moms that they don't need to be overwhelmed and that God loves them, is on their side, and wants to guide and support them every step of the way. While they may get weary, they need never feel alone.

Nothing to Prove Book by Jennie Allen

Nothing to Prove Book
  • Author : Jennie Allen
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1601429630
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Summary: The visionary behind the million-strong IF:Gathering challenges Christian women to discover what it means to do life with God rather than always striving to impress him, in this trade paperback edition of her perspective-shifting work, which now includes bonus material to enhance your book club experience, including discussion questions and easy-to-create recipes. All too many of us struggle under the weight of life, convinced we need to work harder to prove to ourselves, to others, and to God that we are good enough, smart enough, and spiritual enough to do the things we believe we should. Author and Bible teacher Jennie Allen invites us into a different experience, one in which our souls overflow with contentment and joy. In Nothing to Prove she calls us to… * Find freedom from self-induced pressure by admitting we’re not enough—but Jesus is. * Admit our greatest needs and watch them be filled by the only One who can meet them. * Make it our goal to know and love Jesus, then watch what He does in and through us. As you wade into the refreshing truth of the more-than-enough life Jesus offers, you’ll experience the joyous freedom that comes to those who are determined to discover what God can do through a soul completely in love with Him. * * * * * “These pages are what your soul is begging for" —Ann Voskamp “Nothing to Prove takes us on a journey toward freedom from the need to measure up.” —Mark Batterson We love this glorious and universally resounding message.” —Louie and Shelley Giglio “This book will help you take your eyes off your problems and put them back on God’s promises.” —Christine Caine

Side by Side Book by Edward T. Welch

Side by Side Book
  • Author : Edward T. Welch
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2015-04-16
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN Code: 1433547147
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Summary: Everyone needs help from time to time, especially in the midst of painful circumstances and difficult trials. In this short book, a highly respected biblical counselor and successful author offers practical guidance for all Christians—pastors and laypeople alike—who want to develop their “helping skills” when it comes to walking alongside hurting people. Written out of the conviction that friends are the best helpers, this accessible introduction to biblical counseling will equip believers to share their burdens with one another through gentle words of wisdom and kind acts of love. This book is written for those eager to see God use ordinary relationships and conversations between ordinary Christians to work extraordinary miracles in the lives of his people.

Risen Motherhood Book by Emily Jensen,Laura Wifler

Risen Motherhood Book
  • Author : Emily Jensen,Laura Wifler
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 073697623X
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Summary: A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER Motherhood is hard. In a world of five-step lists and silver-bullet solutions to become perfect parents, mothers are burdened with mixed messages about who they are and what choices they should make. If you feel pulled between high-fives and hard words, with culture’s solutions only raising more questions, you’re not alone. But there is hope. You might think that Scripture doesn’t have much to say about the food you make for breakfast, how you view your postpartum body, or what school choice you make for your children, but a deeper look reveals that the Bible provides the framework for finding answers to your specific questions about modern motherhood. Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler help you understand and apply the gospel to common issues moms face so you can connect your Sunday morning faith to the Monday morning tantrum. Discover how closely the gospel connects with today’s motherhood. Join Emily and Laura as they walk through the redemptive story and reveal how the gospel applies to your everyday life, bringing hope, freedom, and joy in every area of motherhood.

You Are the Girl for the Job Book by Jess Connolly

You Are the Girl for the Job Book
  • Author : Jess Connolly
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0310352479
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Summary: You believe (or want to believe) God has called you and given you purpose, but where do you start? How do you get from feeling stuck to making a move? If this sounds familiar, bestselling author Jess Connolly has a message for you: You Are the Girl for the Job. But this is not simply a peppy catchphrase. This is the straight-up truth God has proclaimed over your life from the beginning, and it's not dependent on what you can do or achieve but based on His power, capacity, and character. It has taken one million, maybe one zillion (who knows?!), slight moves of His hand to place you in this exact moment. So forget about fear and second-guessing your gifts, because God has meticulously prepared you to be an ambassador for the Kingdom right where you are, here and now. Life is too short to get stuck in a holding pattern of shame, self-doubt, and comparison. So let this book be your very good news: you don't have to wait for permission when you've already been commissioned. With passion and heart-pumping hope, Jess shows that being the girl for the job doesn't depend on your capacity. Rather, it has everything to do with God's capacity and our willingness. It has everything to do with believing we are who God says we are, and quieting any inferior word spoken against us. Are you ready? Let this book be your jumpstart into confident, purposed living, as Jess walks you through the six steps she has used to coach and encourage women for years: set your focus, take stock of the story that has shaped you, face your fear, catch the vision, make a plan, and finally, make your move--all in the bold belief that God has called you to every step of the journey.