Pdf ebook: Beholding and Becoming

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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 wor

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  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN: 0736974938
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: 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.


Pdf ebook: Fields of Joy

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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 bes

  • Author : Ruth Chou Simons
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN: 0736972188
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Language: English
  • Views: 939
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Description: 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


Pdf ebook: When Strivings Cease

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Summary: Grace Secures What Striving Cannot In this hustling, image-forward age of opportunity, we feel more anxious than ever. Despite all the affirming memes and

  • Author : Ruth Chou Simons
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1400225000
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Grace Secures What Striving Cannot In this hustling, image-forward age of opportunity, we feel more anxious than ever. Despite all the affirming memes and self-reflections that dominate social media feeds, approval and worth often seem assigned to what we do rather than who we are. And we end up constantly feeling like we’re behind, lacking, and failing—at home, at work, with friends, with God. Ruth Chou Simons knows something about feeling measured by achievement, performance, and the approval of others. As a Taiwanese immigrant growing up between two cultures, Ruth was always on a mission to prove her worth, until she came to truly understand the one thing that changes everything: the extravagant, undeserved gift of grace from a merciful God. In When Strivings Cease, Ruth guides you on a journey to find freedom from the never-ending quest for self-improvement. She shows you how to confront the ways you look to superficial means of acceptance and belonging; find relief in realizing self-help isn’t the answer because you can’t be so amazing that you won’t need grace; stop seeing God as someone to perform for and start finding delight in responding to his welcome; and let go of trying to rely on your own strength, your own abilities, and your own savvy by truly understanding the freedom Jesus purchased for you. With personal stories, biblical insights, practical applications, and touches of original artwork by Ruth, this transformational book helps you see the beautiful truth that God’s favor is the only currency you need—because in Christ you are enough.


Pdf ebook: 100 Days to Brave

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Summary: You were always meant to be brave. Whether you're coping with loss, making a major decision, or facing a fear, 100 Days to Brave will give you courage and

  • Author : Annie F. Downs
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310089638
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: You were always meant to be brave. Whether you're coping with loss, making a major decision, or facing a fear, 100 Days to Brave will give you courage and confidence to move forward. With honesty and relatable humor, New York Times bestselling author Annie F. Downs invites you to embrace the path and plan God has for you. Stop allowing your fears to hold you back. Face them head on with 100 Days to Brave as your devotional guide to walking the road to your most courageous self. Dare to spend the next 100 days discovering how to: Experience personal growth, navigate difficult transitions, and overcome anxiety Conquer your fear so it doesn't hold you back Establish daily habits to keep you mentally strong Impacting 400,000 individuals and families, 100 Days to Brave is for: Women (and men, too) of all ages Individuals wanting to ignite hope in their life Devotions by yourself, with a small group, or a youth group Gifts of self-care and self-discovery Birthday gifts, Mother's Day, National Best Friends Day, and holiday giving As a society, we are going through a lot! With anxiety and loneliness at all-time highs, it's important that you take the next 100 days to discover that you are braver than you know and stronger than you thought possible. Look for additional inspirational books from Annie: Let's All Be Brave Perfectly Unique Speak Love


Pdf ebook: Be the Gift

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Summary: Did you know that your brokenness could be a gift? Be the Gift, by New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp, will challenge and encourage you to liste

  • Author : Ann Voskamp
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310095328
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Did you know that your brokenness could be a gift? Be the Gift, by New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp, will challenge and encourage you to listen to God and look for opportunities to be His gift to others. Ann Voskamp's Be the Gift will teach you: Even in the depths of your brokenness, God can use you to be a gift to someone else That our lives become more abundant by giving forward How to put your brokenness into action and bless those around you each day of the year Be the Gift will be an incredible gift to any loved one. It includes: Beautifully designed quotations and inspirational verses Ann's signature photography Be the Gift will unpack and chronicle your steps to living in communion--opening ourselves up to givenness in spite of our brokenness.


Pdf ebook: The Well-Watered Life

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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

  • Author : Gretchen Saffles
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1496445511
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: 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.


Pdf ebook: Writing the Icon of the Heart

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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 dange

  • Author : Maggie Ross
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1620326930
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 164
  • Language: English
  • Views: 826
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Description: 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.


Pdf ebook: Risen Motherhood

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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 burdene

  • Author : Emily Jensen,Laura Wifler
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN: 073697623X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: 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.


Pdf ebook: Earth Psalms

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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

  • Author : Francine Rivers
  • Publisher: NavPress
  • ISBN: 149641831X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 547
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Description: 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.


Pdf ebook: Fight Your Fears

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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; fear

  • Author : Kristen Wetherell
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1493422677
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Views: 303
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Description: 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.


Pdf ebook: Make it Happen

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Summary: You were created for a purpose, and it's time to make it happen. Make It Happen is the story of how I surrendered my fear, took the leap, and got a life. I

  • Author : Lara Casey
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 0718022394
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 220
  • Language: English
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Description: You were created for a purpose, and it's time to make it happen. Make It Happen is the story of how I surrendered my fear, took the leap, and got a life. In my case, a perfectly imperfect, fulfilling life as a mama, a working woman, and a grateful wife. This is the story of how I chose to make "it"—a greater purpose than mine—happen, and how you can too. Make It Happen is for women who find themselves worried, anxious, and completely overwhelmed by the constant chase for perfection those seeking the courage to jump into a new venture working women who are struggling to "do it all" weary wives and moms looking for relief from burning the candle at both ends anyone who dreams of a life lived not by accident, but on purpose Your time has come to take a leap of faith. Join me as we surrender our fears, end the chase for perfection, and say yes to cultivating the meaningful lives God desires for us. You know all those things you've always wanted to do?You should go do them.


Pdf ebook: Worship Changes Everything

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Summary: Renowned Songwriter and Author Helps Readers See Worship as a Way of Life It can be easy to have a heart filled with worship on a Sunday morning as the chu

  • Author : Darlene Zschech
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1441229116
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Renowned Songwriter and Author Helps Readers See Worship as a Way of Life It can be easy to have a heart filled with worship on a Sunday morning as the church band is playing your favorite song. But then comes Monday morning's commute or Tuesday afternoon's pile of laundry. So what does worship look like in real life--at work, in your family, or with your friends? Darlene Zschech has spent her life thinking and teaching about worship. With wisdom and contagious joy, she shares her thoughts on what worship truly is and how it should invade every facet of your being. Let yourself be transformed by the purpose and freedom that come from living a life of worship.


Pdf ebook: Book Girl

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Summary: When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle’s del

  • Author : Sarah Clarkson
  • Publisher: NavPress
  • ISBN: 1496425820
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle’s delight in the library in Beauty and the Beast? If so, you may be on your way to being a book girl. Books were always Sarah Clarkson’s delight. Raised in the company of the lively Anne of Green Gables, the brave Pevensie children of Narnia, and the wise Austen heroines, she discovered reading early on as a daily gift, a way of encountering the world in all its wonder. But what she came to realize as an adult was just how powerfully books had shaped her as a woman to live a story within that world, to be a lifelong learner, to grasp hope in struggle, and to create and act with courage. She’s convinced that books can do the same for you. Join Sarah in exploring the reading life as a gift and an adventure, one meant to enrich, broaden, and delight you in each season of your life as a woman. In Book Girl, you’ll discover: how reading can strengthen your spiritual life and deepen your faith, why a journey through classic literature might be just what you need (and where to begin), how stories form your sense of identity, how Sarah’s parents raised her to be a reader—and what you can do to cultivate a love of reading in the growing readers around you, and 20+ annotated book lists, including some old favorites and many new discoveries. Whether you’ve long considered yourself a reader or have dreams of becoming one, Book Girl will draw you into the life-giving journey of becoming a woman who reads and lives well.


Pdf ebook: The Practice of the Presence of God

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Summary: THIS little book contains the Conversations and Letters of one Nicholas Herman of Lorraine, a lowly born and unlearned man; who, after having been a soldie

  • Author : Brother Lawrence,Aeterna Press
  • Publisher: Aeterna Press
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  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 63
  • Language: English
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Description: THIS little book contains the Conversations and Letters of one Nicholas Herman of Lorraine, a lowly born and unlearned man; who, after having been a soldier and a footman, was admitted a lay-brother among the Carmelites Déchaussés (bare-footed) at Paris in 1666, where he served in the kitchen of the community. He was afterwards known by the name of Brother Lawrence. He died in February 1691, at the advanced age of eighty, after a life the true saintliness of which can be well realised from these collected Conversations and Letters. Aeterna Press


Pdf ebook: Sacred Endurance

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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, Tr

  • Author : Trillia Newbell
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 083084838X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1450
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Description: 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.


Pdf ebook: Ten Words to Live By

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Summary: New from the Best-Selling Author of Women of the Word Christianity isn’t about following rules, it’s about a relationship. The rise in popularity of th

  • Author : Jen Wilkin
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • ISBN: 1433566370
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Views: 352
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Description: New from the Best-Selling Author of Women of the Word Christianity isn’t about following rules, it’s about a relationship. The rise in popularity of this phrase coincides with a growing disinterest and misunderstanding regarding the role of God’s life-giving, perfect law in the Christian life. Rather than the source of joy it was intended to be, the law is viewed as an angry god’s restrictions for a rebellious people. In Ten Words to Live By, Jen Wilkin presents a fresh biblical look at the Ten Commandments, showing how they come to bear on our lives today as we seek to love God and others, to live in joyful freedom, and to long for that future day when God will be rightly worshiped for eternity. Learn to see the law of God as a feast for your famished soul, open to anyone who calls on the name of the Lord.


Pdf ebook: Just Open the Door

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Summary: Change a generation with something as simple as an invitation. For many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment o

  • Author : Jen Schmidt,(in)courage
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 1462780822
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1183
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Description: Change a generation with something as simple as an invitation. For many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment on our entertaining skills and stress on our already maxed-out schedules. But what if you knew that opening your front door had the power to radically change the world? To make an impact and leave a legacy with everyday invitations? Jen Schmidt has set out to reframe how we think about hospitality and to equip us to walk a road of welcome in our daily lives. Jen knows that every time we choose open-door living—whether in our homes or by taking hospitality on the road just like Jesus—those we invite in get to experience the lived-out Gospel, our kids grow up in a life-lab of generosity, and we trade insecurity for connection. Just Open the Door is a personal yes-you-can guide to offering the life-changing gift of invitation. Whether you’re a seasoned host looking for renewed inspiration or a nervous newbie not sure where to begin, these personal stories, practical ideas, and poignant insights will give you the confidence you need to see your home as the most likely location for changing the world around you, one open door at a time.


Pdf ebook: 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart

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Summary: No matter how difficult life seems, you will find more joy when you choose gratitude. Boost your happiness and deepen your walk with God by becoming aware

  • Author : Zondervan
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310089654
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Views: 953
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Description: No matter how difficult life seems, you will find more joy when you choose gratitude. Boost your happiness and deepen your walk with God by becoming aware of all you have to appreciate. 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart is a daily devotional that will inspire you to slow down, recognize God’s gifts, and be grateful for all His blessings. This yearlong devotional includes: a short daily reading encouraging you to open your heart with gratitude to all the ways God has blessed you an inspiring Scripture and a short prayer to help focus your heart on thankfulness as you go about your day With a foiled cover and beautiful interiors, this devotional is a perfect gift for women of all ages on birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, or as a welcoming gift for new church members. Each devotion is the perfect length to fit into even the busiest schedule, but substantial enough to start your day on just the right note.


Pdf ebook: If God Is For Us

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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-foote

  • Author : Trillia J. Newbell
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • ISBN: 080249661X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1325
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Description: 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.


Pdf ebook: Mary Magdalene Never Wore Blue Eye Shadow

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Summary: Truth, Legend, and the Stories You Thought You Knew Tradition suggests Mary Magdalene was a prostitute and Jesus was born in a barn. But what does the Bibl

  • Author : Amanda Hope Haley
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN: 0736975136
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1623
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Description: Truth, Legend, and the Stories You Thought You Knew Tradition suggests Mary Magdalene was a prostitute and Jesus was born in a barn. But what does the Bible really say? Armed with her theology degree, archaeological experience, and sharp wit, Amanda Hope Haley clears up misconceptions of Bible stories and encourages you to dig into Scripture as it is written rather than accept versions altered by centuries of human interpretations. Providing context with native languages, historical facts, literary genres, and relevant anecdotes, Haley demonstrates how Scripture—when read in its original context—is more than a collection of fairy tales or a massive rule book. It’s God’s revelation of Himself to us. She teaches you to… understand how the books of the Bible were written, transmitted, and translated recognize the differences between genuine Scripture and popular doctrines boldly seek God in His own words, ask questions of tradition, and find answers in the texts grow in your understanding of God and appreciation of the Bible’s intimate and complex revelation of His nature It’s time to abandon the gods of tradition, and meet God in His Word.


Pdf ebook: Revelations of Divine Love

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Summary: One of medieval mysticism's most original works, this book was written by a 14th-century anchoress whose fervent prayers triggered intense visions that con

  • Author : Julian of Norwich
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486113582
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1764
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Description: One of medieval mysticism's most original works, this book was written by a 14th-century anchoress whose fervent prayers triggered intense visions that continue to influence modern Christian thought.


Pdf ebook: 1–2 Samuel

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Summary: The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s Word. These 12-week studies lead participants

  • Author : Ryan Kelly
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • ISBN: 1433553775
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Views: 415
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Description: The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s Word. These 12-week studies lead participants through books of the Bible and are made up of four basic components: (1) reflection questions help readers engage the text at a deeper level; (2) “Gospel Glimpses” highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book; (3) “Whole-Bible Connections” show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ; and (4) “Theological Soundings” identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture. With contributions from an array of influential pastors and church leaders, these gospel-centered studies will help Christians see and cherish the message of God’s grace on every page of the Bible. In this 12-week study through the books of 1 and 2 Samuel, pastor Ryan Kelly offers insights into God’s character through the stories of the prophet Samuel and Israel’s first kings, Saul and David. With the inauguration of a monarchy in Israel, we see God’s continued care for his people as he raises up leaders and promises to be faithful to his covenant by establishing a kingdom that will never pass away.


Pdf ebook: Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary

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Summary: “Brant Pitre is one of the most compelling theological writers on the scene today.” –Bishop Robert Barron Bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish

  • Author : Brant James Pitre
  • Publisher: Image
  • ISBN: 0525572740
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: “Brant Pitre is one of the most compelling theological writers on the scene today.” –Bishop Robert Barron Bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist casts new light on the Virgin Mary, illuminating her role in the Old and New Testaments. Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the "traditions of men"? Should she be called the "Mother of God," or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life or do the "brothers of Jesus" refer to her other children? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshipping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus? In Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Dr. Pitre takes readers step-by-step from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal how deeply biblical Catholic beliefs about Mary really are. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and Ancient Judaism to unlock how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is in fact the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the new Ark of the Covenant.


Pdf ebook: Friend-ish

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Summary: For so many of us, our friends are like family members--we lean on them through our highest highs and our lowest lows--but sometimes those friendships don'

  • Author : Kelly Needham
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1400213525
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: For so many of us, our friends are like family members--we lean on them through our highest highs and our lowest lows--but sometimes those friendships don't turn out quite as we hoped. Bible teacher Kelly Needham debunks our world's constricted, narrow view of friendship and casts a richer, more life-giving, biblical vision for friendship. In Friend-ish, Kelly Needham reminds us that we were called to more than halfhearted friendships and lukewarm connections. We need something more stable, secure, and sacred. We were designed for real friendship--but the difficult truth is that too many of us are settling for less. Kelly deconstructs what Scripture says about the gift of friendship and takes a closer look at the distorted view that most of us have instead. As she shares the lessons she's learned from experience, Kelly paints her own glorious vision of what Christian friendship could look like. With hard-fought wisdom, a clear view of Scripture, and a been-there perspective, Friend-ish teaches us how to: Recognize symptoms of idolatry and toxic dependency Boldly ask for what we need from our community of friends Understand and address the problems that arise in friendship--from neediness to discord Recognize when it's time to end an unhealthy friendship Reorient toward the purposeful, loving relationships we all crave that ultimately bring us closer to God Find the friends you need and start to become that friend for others Join Kelly as she challenges you to view your chosen family in a new light, gain a vision of friendship according to Jesus, and finally enjoy friendships as God intended.


Pdf ebook: Holy Noticing

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Summary: Does your life ever feel like one series of rushed moments after another? Do you want to feel more present and connected to those you love? Do you want to

  • Author : Charles Stone
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • ISBN: 0802497381
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: Does your life ever feel like one series of rushed moments after another? Do you want to feel more present and connected to those you love? Do you want to be able to listen without thinking the whole time of what you’re going to say next? Do you want to feel less distracted, less busy, and more whole? Most of us spend our distracted lives longing to get to the next, better moment and fail to notice the present one. We lack space between one task and the next, one thought and the next, one email and the next. Social media, TV, work deadlines, and family stress steal our enjoyment and engagement in the moment. Holy Noticing will teach you how to: become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and environment recognize Christ’s presence in the moment reduce your stress by developing the ability to focus on God and people rather than tasks Many today think mindfulness is dangerous, unchristian, or associated with Eastern religions—and often it is! But Dr. Charles Stone reveals that the art of holy noticing—purposefully paying attention to God as he works in us, our relationships, and our world—is a spiritual discipline Christians have practiced for millennia. Holy Noticing explores the historically Christian and biblical roots of this lifestyle, as well as Dr. Stone’s BREATHe model, which teaches you to be more engaged with Christ in the everyday moments that too often slip right by us. Discover the lost spiritual discipline of holy noticing today and learn to engage the world like Christ.


Pdf ebook: You Are the Girl for the Job

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Summary: Get ready to leave defeat and disbelief in your dust, and step boldly into the life God has purposed for you from the beginning. It's tough when your gifts

  • Author : Jess Connolly
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310352479
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Get ready to leave defeat and disbelief in your dust, and step boldly into the life God has purposed for you from the beginning. It's tough when your gifts and passions are stuck in holding patterns of insecurity, shame, and comparison. But the truth is, every experience of your life has prepared you to live out your God-given purpose in this exact moment. The world is hurting and our lives are waiting, we don't have time stay stuck--we've got to make a move. You Are the Girl for the Job is not an empty catchphrase. It's the straight-up truth God has proclaimed over your life from the beginning. It's not a statement about your capacity, but rather about His--and that's why we can dare to believe it's true. With powerful insights and heart-pumping hope, bestselling author Jess Connolly is here to coach you through six steps toward empowered purpose: #1 Call It Quit (You'll see, it's the best place to start) #2 Find Your People #3 Use What You've Got #4 Face Your Fear #5 Catch the Vision And finally, #6 Make Your Move You don't have to hide, hold back, or wait for permission when God calls you forward. Let this book--as well as the study guide and video study (sold separately)--be your jumpstart into confident, purposed living.


Pdf ebook: The Cultured Landscape

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Summary: This book poses important philosophical questions about the aims, values and purposes of landscape architecture. The editors, highly regarded in their fiel

  • Author : Sheila Harvey,Ken Fieldhouse
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1135804249
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1997
  • Downloads: 1997
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Description: This book poses important philosophical questions about the aims, values and purposes of landscape architecture. The editors, highly regarded in their field, have drawn together a distinguished team of writers who provide unique individual perspectives on contemporary themes from a wide base of knowledge. Altogether, this key international study raises awareness of the landscape and encourages innovative ways of thinking about quality in design.


Pdf ebook: The Scandalous God

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Summary: * A rich and detailed examination of the historical and theological dimensions of the Cross

  • Author : Vítor Westhelle
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 9781451419474
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1648
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Description: * A rich and detailed examination of the historical and theological dimensions of the Cross


Pdf ebook: Resonate

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Summary: It’s no secret that Christians can be ambivalent about music, both popular music and music in the church. In Resonate, author and Eternity Bible College

  • Author : Mark Beuving
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310516498
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1251
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Description: It’s no secret that Christians can be ambivalent about music, both popular music and music in the church. In Resonate, author and Eternity Bible College professor Mark Beuving shows Christians how to better appreciate all kinds of music to the glory and pleasure of God. Beuving carefully examines music in the Bible and looks at the various and powerful ways in which music influences our world and our personal lives. He devotes the first section of the book to understanding music, both sacred and secular, exploring biblically why human beings make music and how it affects us. In the second section he highlights some of the many ways we engage with music, from writing songs to discussing artists with our neighbors to worshiping God with fellow believers. Wise and winsome, Beuving writes with an ear for recapturing the wonder of a beautiful part of God’s creation. Readers will be inspired to contemplate more deeply and appreciate more fully God’s good gift of music.


Pdf ebook: Without Authority

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Summary: The phrase "Without Authority" is Soren Kierkegaard's way of designating his lack of clerical ordination and to raise the complex and central human issue o

  • Author : Robert L. Perkins
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • ISBN: 9780881460483
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 353
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1186
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Description: The phrase "Without Authority" is Soren Kierkegaard's way of designating his lack of clerical ordination and to raise the complex and central human issue of authority in human culture. Authors of the essays in IKC-18 demonstrate how Kierkegaard's literary genius, religious passion, and intellectual penetration handle with equal ease and acuity the lily of the field, the bird of the air, the sacrament of holy communion, and the concepts of martyr, witness, genius, prototype, and apostle to create a singular and 'authoritative' contribution to both theology and philosophy of religion.


Pdf ebook: For Him Who Has Eyes to See

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Summary: Too many Christians are afraid of beauty. This fear disconnects these Christians from their larger culture, a culture that is increasingly visual, increasi

  • Author : Edmund J. Rybarczyk
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498279430
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 254
  • Language: English
  • Views: 316
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Description: Too many Christians are afraid of beauty. This fear disconnects these Christians from their larger culture, a culture that is increasingly visual, increasingly aware of the presence and power of images, and more commonly fascinated by the power of beauty and form. This historical-theological overview presents the thought of ten theologians and one philosopher in an attempt to give Christians helpful vocabulary concerning beauty and aesthetics. It is time to use beauty and aesthetics for the mission of Christ! And yet rather than simply parrot the larger post-Christian culture, Christians and churches need to employ beauty and aesthetics in a manner that echoes God's own revelation: creation and redemption through Jesus Christ. We need to develop a sensitivity that can perceive beauties ignored. We need theological framing that both respects the glory of God's handiwork and keeps it from becoming idolatrous. We need to live with wonder for the bounty that routinely surrounds us. In short, we need eyes to see.