Limping But Blessed

Limping But Blessed Author Jason Jones
ISBN-10 9781506409115
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 216
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After the unexpected, accidental death of his three-year-old son, Jason Jones went on a long, painful journey to make sense of how God could have let this happen to his son and best friend, Jacob, and to their family. And he struggled intensely with his faith after everything he thought about God disintegrated on June 12, 2011. In Limping But Blessed, Jones explores struggling with faith and belief, dealing with his depression and grief, and searching for hope in a hopeless situation. The book includes tales of his darkest days, correspondence he had with Christian theologians, and what he’s done to preserve his son’s legacy. At some point in each of our lives, something goes terribly wrong, and our faith is shaken to the core. This book is the story of one man’s journey through the darkest time of life searching for answers and a grueling attempt to find a sliver of hope to keep holding on.



A Different Beautiful

A Different Beautiful Author Courtney Westlake
ISBN-10 9781634099233
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 224
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When Courtney Westlake’s family was given the shocking news that their daughter, Brenna, was born in 2011 with a severe, life-threatening skin disorder, they began to discover a new and different beautiful in their lives–one that values extraordinary differences and appreciates the wonderful sameness found in humanity. In A Different Beautiful, Courtney explores what her family has discovered in raising a child with physical differences and what she has learned about true beauty. Through her personal insights and experiences, Courtney shares how you, too, can learn to find and celebrate God’s version of beautiful in your life, especially within our differences and struggles.



A Grief Unveiled

A Grief Unveiled Author Gregory Floyd
ISBN-10 1612612393
Release 2012
Pages 250
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Gregory Floyd's autobiographical journey through grief after the tragic death of his youngest son - a story of profound hope and healing



FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING

FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING Author John H. Krahn
ISBN-10 0788028812
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 110
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For years, Rev. Dr. John H. Krahn has been a successful interim pastor whom God has used to save many dying churches. He shares his proven methods for helping churches which are barely surviving to once again thrive. Whether your church is on life support or is doing quite well, From Surviving to Thriving -- A Practical Guide to Revitalize Your Church is a hands-on approach that will assist you and your church greatly. Pastor Krahn has done what he recommends and seen the results of intentional missional ministry in more than one context. Overflowing with good stories and examples of excellent ministry, his comprehensive approach includes getting the church's financial house in order, practicing good stewardship, developing a strategic plan and vision, marketing the church in new and old ways, and developing an evangelism program. Here is a book by a veteran pastor who knows how to revitalize a congregation that is long on hope and short on excuses. Some chapters included Stop Making Excuses and Start Doing Something Get Your Church's Financial House in Order Reclaim Your Inactive Members Reach the Unchurched in Your Community Remove the Roadblocks That Impede Thriving Rev Dr. John H. Krahn has been in the pastoral ministry for forty-eight years. He was pastor of the largest Lutheran church in New York for twelve years with a staff of fifty people. Dr. Krahn earned his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary (St. Louis, Missouri), his Masters in Education and Theological Studies from Union Theological Seminary, his Masters in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University, and his Doctor of Ministry from New York Theological Seminary (New York, New York). Krahn is a professional fund raiser, served as interim pastor at five floundering Lutheran churches, and continues to work as a paid church consultant. He is the go-to-guy in his synod to turn around dying churches, and sometimes refers to himself as the "pastor of lost causes." A much sought after speaker, in 2016, he will be conducting seminars throughout the church on the subject matter contained in this book. He has been married for forty-nine years, and has two daughters and three grandchildren.



The First Book of Moses Called Genesis

The First Book of Moses  Called Genesis Author
ISBN-10 0802136109
Release 1999
Pages 126
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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.



The Magnificent Defeat

The Magnificent Defeat Author Frederick Buechner
ISBN-10 9780060611743
Release 1985-05-08
Pages 144
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In The Magnificent Defeat, Frederick Buechner examines what it means to follow Christ, the lessons of Christmas and Easter, the miracles of grace, and "the magnificent defeat" of the human soul of God.



Grit and Grace

Grit and Grace Author Caryn Rivadeneira
ISBN-10 9781506426914
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 144
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Experience the grit and grace of seventeen women of the Bible through creative first-person retellings of each person’s story. This book connects preteen girls with the women of the Bible, showing them that they are created in the image of God to do mighty things in this world. Grit and Grace is for girls who long to know where they fit in God’s kingdom, who want to know they are made for more than the frilly and frivolous, and that they can make a difference in the world around them. Through stories, reflection questions, and action ideas, the book helps readers become the gutsy, grace-filled girls God made them to be.



Desiring God

Desiring God Author John Piper
ISBN-10 1844740447
Release 2004
Pages 394
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Desiring God has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Desiring God also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Desiring God book for free.



6 Minutes Wrestling With Life

6 Minutes Wrestling With Life Author JohnA Passaro
ISBN-10
Release 2015-06-18
Pages 304
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Get ready to laugh, cry, smile and think. Twenty-six years ago, my goal and mission in life was to win a New York State Wrestling Championship. I committed myself to a lifestyle and I made the sacrifices. I put in the time. I had the hunger, the desire and the determination, but I came up short. For many years, after I graduated it seemed like I got nothing out of my six years of total dedication to the sport. That the trade off of what I gave and what I got in return to this sport was way out of whack. I hated wrestling for it. To put every ounce of your soul into achieving something and to get nothing out of it in return was beyond my comprehension and I just could not justify it in my head. Until, I had adversity in my life. And slowly but surely, I started realizing how much the sport of wrestling actually has given back to me. Much more than I ever knew. Dan Gable famously said, "Once you've wrestled, everything else in life is easier." I would take that quote one step further and say, "Because i've wrestled, some things in life are possible." "6 Minutes Wrestling with Life" is much more than a wrestling book. It is a book on life, love, loss and belief. Get ready to laugh, cry, smile and think... You will never look at life the same way again. They don't call it the greatest sport on earth for no reason. It just took me 26 years to understand why.



Widow Warrior

Widow Warrior Author Sherry Cosby
ISBN-10 9781512725506
Release 2016-01-25
Pages 218
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Widowhood is one of the hardest and most painful experiences we women have to endure. Sometimes, though, there are no words to capture the pain, loneliness, and at times, desperation when finding yourself without your life mate. Prayer is the only answer when we are bent beneath the load of widowhood, because we have His promise that He will lift us and be our strong refuge when trouble comes. This devotional offers the widow’s aching heart a way to pray circles from widowhood, when the words just don’t come because of the heavy grief.



The Scars That Have Shaped Me

The Scars That Have Shaped Me Author Vaneetha Rendall Risner
ISBN-10 1941114296
Release 2017-03-31
Pages 200
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21 surgeries by age 13. Years in the hospital. Verbal and physical bullying from schoolmates. Multiple miscarriages as a young wife. The death of a child. A debilitating progressive disease. Riveting pain. Abandonment. Unwanted divorce... Vaneetha begged God for grace that would deliver her. But God offered something better: his sustaining grace.



Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal

Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal Author Michael Kelley
ISBN-10 9781433671692
Release 2012
Pages 264
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The true story of a father who wrestles with faith in God throughout his two-year-old son's victorious battle with cancer, discovering that pain sometimes open the door to a deeper experience with Jesus.



The Uncontrolling Love of God

The Uncontrolling Love of God Author Thomas Jay Oord
ISBN-10 9780830899012
Release 2015-12-09
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Rarely does a new theological position emerge to account well for life in the world, including not only goodness and beauty but also tragedy and randomness. Drawing from Scripture, science, philosophy and various theological traditions, Thomas Jay Oord offers a novel theology of providence—essential kenosis—that emphasizes God's inherently noncoercive love in relation to creation. The Uncontrolling Love of God provides a clear and powerful response to one of the perennial challenges to Christian faith.



The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things Author Amitabh Roy
ISBN-10 8126904097
Release 2005
Pages 152
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The God Of Small Things, The International Best Seller By Arundhati Roy, Has Raised Numerous Questions. Is It A Piece Of Anti-Communist Propaganda? Does It Distort Social Reality? Is It A Cheap Imitation Of The Western Fashion In Novel? Does It Offer Nothing But Play With Words? The Present Book Examines The Novel Sociologically And Answers All These Questions Well.The Book Also Shows That The Novelist Cares For The Neglected In The Society Like Women, Children And Dalits And Even The Environment. She Conveys Messages So Relevant To Our Society And Our Age.



The Love That Matters

The Love That Matters Author Charles H. Featherstone
ISBN-10 9781630877651
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 250
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A blond-haired, blue-eyed Lutheran man is approached on the streets of Chicago by members of the Latin Kings so he may teach them how to pray, and he does so with grace--this man's story, one suspects, isn't going to be a typical one. Life has not been easy for Charles Featherstone. From being bullied by peers and teachers in school, to his refusing to become a bully himself by leaving the armed services, to wandering the world in search of work and finding unexpected hospitality as an outsider nearly everywhere, to witnessing the 9/11 attacks from his nearby office, Featherstone's story is a tale of survival akin to Jacob's wrestling the angel at the River Jabbok. It may well leave the reader limping a bit, too, for the encounter with God found in these pages is stark and startling. Truly God's love knows no bounds and cannot be captured by labels--but as Featherstone's life attests, that love just might capture you.



Help I ve Been Blessed

Help  I ve Been Blessed Author Julian Archer
ISBN-10 1940262127
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 271
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Jesus is knocking at our heart's door, but so often we can't even reach the door handle because of all the blessings we've piled up inside. In today's affluent world it's Faith vs Finance, and nowhere is the battle more intense than deep inside our hearts. Julian Archer learned the hard way that when a person prospers, either God gains a partner, or the person loses their soul. Come on a frighteningly honest, soul-baring journey into the secret world of a successful, Christian businessman. He's an outwardly blessed man with a sinister and secret struggle - an eternal life and death battle - to try and keep God's blessings from becoming curses. This isn't fiction.



Break a Leg

Break a Leg Author Lise Friedman
ISBN-10 0761122087
Release 2001-10-01
Pages 222
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A comprehensive manual for acting and theater, discussing improvisation, voice projection, breathing exercises, script analysis, and technical aspects of theater production.