Shows that a heartfelt desire to live a godly life flows out of a recognition of how we've been loved and transformed through Christ.
God's love has the power to change lives. Christians, then, should exhibit the greatest transformation of all because, rightly understood and cherished, God's love makes them increasingly more like the One who has lavished his love on them.
So why do we so often struggle to exhibit God's love? Biblical counselor Elyse M. Fitzpatrick asks one simple question: "In your pursuit of godliness, have you left Jesus behind?" We need to be rescued from our "identity amnesia" and pointed to our true identity as God's beloved children--adopted by the Father, united with the Son, and empowere ... more
Fitzpatrick's redesigned devoitonal book provides busy women with daily reminders of how the gospel connects to their daily lives.
Many women don't always find solace in their relationship with Christ because they don't see how his life, death, and resurrection connect with daily pressures and frustrations.
Comforts from the Cross provides bite-sized readings to remind women of their place in Christ and of his love in the midst of their busy lives. Elyse Fitzpatrick shows how gospel truths such as justification, sanctification, and redemption can refresh women's souls every day. These five-minute celebrations of the gospel relieve readers of legalistic condemnation and empower them for joyful obedience.
By Floch, Carol Format: Paperback Publisher: REGAL BOOKS
When Carol Floch realized that her marriage was about to end and that she was about to join the ranks of moms left to raise their children on their own, she could not stop crying. She mourned her shattered hopes and grieved the loss of the family she had always dreamed of. But mostly, she cried for her children.
Into Carol's grief, regret and fear, God's Spirit came with a message from Psalm 84: "Build your nest near my altar, and I will be your children's source of security, protection, provision and blessing." In A Place of Hope, Carol tells her story and shares with the "sisterhood of single moms" how they can build their family's "nest" in the protective shadow of God's presence. Single mothers, whet ... more
By Atteberry, Mark Format: Paperback Publisher: Nelson Books
The Christian life isn't always a walk in the park. Children of Christian parents do die. Christian businessmen do lose their jobs. And husbands of Christian wives do cheat. Being a Christian doesn't protect you from the tough punches life throws.
Taking fourteen strategies from the biblical account of the Israelite journey, Walking with God on the Road You Never Wanted to Travel offers real hope to those on an unexpected, difficult journey. For forty years the Israelites wandered through a devastating wilderness, suffering many losses, and yet learning some timeless lessons.
These lessons, presented here as strategies for modern believers, are simply stated, clearly explained, and beautifully illustrated with dra ... more
By Wells, Thelma Format: Hardcover Publisher: Multnomah Publishers
If you know what it is to throw a pity party, battle sickness, cope with betrayal, swim through despair, face financial stress, or suffer other effects of this fallen world, the hope within these pages is for you. Popular Women of Faith speaker Thelma Wells offers rich life lessons gleaned through more than sixty-one years as a Christ follower.
Sharing from her own unwanted experiences, Thelma reveals how God is working every day in every way to bring you to a place of total trust in Him. Come and discover how the Word of God will be your constant guide in changing circumstances. With the warmth of a grandmother, the wit of a jokester, and the wisdom of a woman in the Word, Thelma guides you to a deeper faith and an e ... more
Are you ready for real and raw, honest and hopeful conversation about suffering, loss, and grief - from a Christian perspective? Here are real answers, for real people, with real struggles. When life's losses invade your world, learn how to face suffering face-to-face with God. Written in a gift book format, this book also includes two built-in application/discussion guides making it perfect for individual or group study.
By Butterworth, Bill; Merrill, Dean Format: Paperback Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Fresh Fuel for Running the Good Race. At times we all feel as if we can't go on. Our dreams have faded or crashed. We wake up one day and realize we're just plodding through life. We've embraced life, but still we wonder what "might have been?" What happened to our hopes and plans for stronger relationships, greater career success, and lasting achievements? Why have we settled for what" is" instead of striving for what "could be"? When these conditions or other dilemmas leave you feeling trapped, you are an ideal candidate for one of life's great surprises-a "second wind." God wishes to give you such dramatic turnarounds in many areas of life. Just when you think you can't go on, you can tap into the wellspri ... more
By Jones, Denise Hildreth Format: Paperback Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Have you ever wondered where the abundant life Scripture promises is, and how you seem to have missed it? Do you ever catch yourself saying, "Those were the best years of my life?" A failed relationship, a health crisis, a job loss, the death of a loved one--all can cause us to hide out, go numb, give up. Before we even know it, we're simply coping with life instead of living it to the fullest.It happens to most of us at one point or another. For author and Bible study teacher Denise Hildreth Jones, it happened in the wake of her devastating divorce. But she fought desperately to reclaim her God-designed heart, and now, in her transparent, authentic style, Denise challenges you to do the same. Sharing stories from her ow ... more
By Lotz, Anne Graham Format: Hardcover Publisher: Zondervan
Tucked into Abraham's biography is the story of Hagar, a young Egyptian slave with whom Abraham had a son named Ishmael. Hagar stood out because she was wounded---not physically, but in ways that were as emotionally and spiritually painful as any injury to a body would be. Some wounds were provoked by her own bad behavior, but others were inflicted by those who considered themselves God's people. Anne Graham Lotz too has been wounded by God's people. Some wounds have been deeper than others, some have come out of nowhere, and still others have been provoked by her own behavior, but all of the wounds have been deeply painful. They seemed to hurt even more when the wounders wrapped their behavior in a semblance of religion ... more