By Sara Frankl, Mary Carver
"Sara's story only grew louder, braver, bolder with her death. It's a story that we all need to keep hearing." --Lisa-Jo Baker, bestselling author of Surprised by MotherhoodSara Frankl knew she had a terminal disease, but she didn't let it stop her from living. In the face of immeasurable pain, Sara chose joy--again and again. Her unforgettable message of hope and purpose lives on, even after her death, in her words.CHOOSE JOY is a compilation of the lessons Sara learned while she was dying, written in her own words and sewn together by her close friend Mary Carver. It is a reminder to see the beauty in life, even when it looks nothing like you hoped or planned.In a world full of tragedy, choosing joy is no small task--but, as Sara knew, the importance lies in the choosing. Once you learn to make that choice, every day, no matter what happens, joy will come.
Christmas Quiet: Receiving the Gift of His Presence
By Maisie Sparks, Lauren Younis
In the 25 days leading up to Christmas you will deepen your awareness of God's loving presence and rejoice in the gift of your Savior by pausing daily to immerse yourself in these uplifting devotions, faith-building exercises, and peaceful coloring pages. Enjoy the true essence of the holiday as never before as you draw closer to God with this book.Includes:25 powerful devotions that can be read in five minutes and provide lasting inspiration,25 reflective questions and thoughtful activities that deepen the experience of each devotion, and25 gorgeous holiday coloring pages to enjoy whenever you like.
Christian Stories of Wisdom
By Nathalie Leone
Christian Stories of Wisdom is the perfect antidote to our busy, modern lives. It serves as a daily companion that one can return to again and again for a moment of spiritual sustenance. The 70 stories in this uplifting collection can be read in solitude or shared with others. Among them are "Saint Francis and the Wolf," "Saint Peter's Mother," "The Mantle of Christ," "The Angel and the Hermit," and many others.
Cats Don't Bark
By Shane Hipps
Everyone in the world is searching for purpose and meaning in their lives. Shane Hipps is here to teach us how to fully understand who we are as individuals, and then to pursue who God intended us to be. CATS DON'T BARK is a guided tour of how to discover - and more importantly, pursue - God's intention for our lives. Hipps is an expert at pursuing purpose and remaining true to God's plan in his own life: after a "Damascus" experience of personal discovery, Hipps left his high profile position as a strategic advertising planner for Porsche to attend seminary, become a Mennonite pastor, later the lead teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church to, now, sought-after author and speaker. With histrademark insight and engaging approach, Hipps draws on his own unconventional experience to demonstrate how readers can discover their own 'calling' - the techniques required to listen for it, the cost when you ignore it, and the rewards when you follow it.This is a book about discovering who we are, accepting who we are not, and cultivating the habits we need to discover and embrace who we were meant to be.
Catholicism: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself
By Peter Stanford
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CATHOLICISM, ALL IN ONE PLACEThis is your go-to guide to the Catholic faith. It covers the basics and history of Catholicism, the Catholic Church today and teachings and traditions. It is your comprehensive and essential account of Catholic doctrine, faith and history. On the world stage, Catholicism is the largest of the branches of Christianity with over 1.2 billion followers. How has the Catholic Church's message reached into every corner of the globe, and what challenges does it face now and in the future?Catholicism: A Complete Introduction is a thorough and structured overview of the subject, covering the basics of the faith, the history of Catholicism, the role of the papacy, and teachings and traditions within the Church. It includes topics as diverse as the role of women in the Catholic Church, the celebrity of the Pope, and how 2000-year-old traditions still shape what it is to be a Catholic in the 21st century. Broken down into easy-to read parts, it includes insights, topic summaries and case studies to encourage further study and reflection.This edition also examines the 'Francis effect', the extraordinary global impact of the election of Pope Francis in 2013, and the shift his arrival has caused within and outside of the Church. Whether you simply want to expand your knowledge of the Catholic faith, or you're studying for an exam or essay, Catholicism: A Complete Introduction is your essential guide.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Complete Introduction series is the ultimate one-stop guide for anyone wanting a comprehensive and accessible entry point into subjects as diverse as philosophy, mathematics, psychology and practical electronics. Loved by students and perfect for general readers who simply want to learn more about the world around them, these books are your first choice for discovering something new.
Countdown to the Apocalypse
By Robert Jeffress
ISIS. Ebola. Social disorder. Religious persecution. Rampant immorality. Are these the harbingers of the Biblical apocalypse, the end of times as we know it? If they are, what happens next? In this eye-opening book, prophecy insider Dr. Robert Jeffress offers a reasoned look at these "signs" and what Jesus Christ himself meant when he talked about a future so horrendous that no human lives would be spared "unless those days were shortened" (Matthew 24.22). Did He have our time in mind? All over the world people are aware that something unprecedented in human history is about to happen. COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE presents vital information that everyone, both inside and outside the church, needs to know to be prepared.
Change Your Words, Change Your Life
By Joyce Meyer
'Words are a big deal. They are containers for power. I believe that our words can increase or decrease our level of joy. They can affect the answers to our prayers and have a positive or negative effect on our future.'Joyce Meyer shows us how the words we use shape our well-being and that choosing the right ones could change our lives for the better! In CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE Joyce provides a series of guidelines for making sure that our words are constructive, healthy, healing and used to good effect. Topics include:- The impact of words- How to tame your tongue- When to talk and when not to talk- Speaking faith and not fear- The corrosion of complaints- Do you really have to give your opinion?- The importance of keeping your word- The power of speaking God's wordIn a 'Dictionary of God's Word' at the end of the book, Joyce recommends dozens of scripture verses to read out loud as one way of using and claiming healing words.
The Christmas Story
By New International Version
But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid; for see - I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.'For many people, it's not Christmas without a Christmas carol service - hearing the familiar story of Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the three wise men is guaranteed to get you feeling festive.In The Christmas Story, all the Nativity readings are gathered in one place in an easy to use eBook, so there is no need to flick through the whole Bible. These extracts are taken from the Holy Bible, NIV 2011 translation - the most popular translation in modern English. The NIV is also available as an eBook, and enhanced eBook narrated by Poirot actor, David Suchet.
Cross Roads Reflections
By Wm Paul Young
The powerful story found in Cross Roads inspired and encouraged readers around the world. Now, CROSS ROADS REFLECTIONS provides an opportunity for you to revisit Tony and his redemption journey in a fresh and unique way.This 365-day devotional contains meaningful quotes from Cross Roads along with insightful and thought-provoking prayers written by the author, Wm. Paul Young, who also wrote the phenomenal bestseller, The Shack. It is designed to inspire, encourage, and uplift you every day of the year.
Celebrating the Disciplines
By Richard Foster, Katherine Yanni
'We need not be well advanced in matters of theology to practise the disciplines,' writes Richard Foster. 'The primary requirement is a longing after God.'CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE, Richard Foster's guide to the classical spiritual disciplines, has enriched the prayer and spiritual growth of thousands. This carefully designed and practical workbook puts the bestselling book into practice, offering new ways to experience the spiritual disciplines and integrate them into daily life.
By Wm Paul Young
Multi-millionaire Anthony Spencer is trapped in a coma and finds himself in a surreal world that reflects the skewed priorities of the life he's lived on earth where he meets a stranger who turns out to be Jesus and a grandmother who is the Holy Spirit.Pleading for a second chance, he is sent back to earth to redeem himself. There he must fight to put right the mess he's created, experiencing events through others' eyes before deciding how to use the miraculous gift he's been given. Before his illness he had set events in motion that he now needs to undo - but will he have the courage to make the right choice?THE SHACK is an international phenomenon, surpassing 1 million copies sold before being picked up by a mainstream publisher: its combination of radical spirituality with a heart-wrenching story made it a word-of-mouth hit, and CROSS ROADS has all the ingredients to repeat its impact.
Calm the Soul: A Book of Simple Wisdom and Prayer
By The Poor Clares
'We will never achieve true happiness if we continue to search for it outside the very source of love, which we know is God himself.'In Calm the Soul: A Book of Simple Wisdom and Prayer, The Poor Clares, an enclosed order of nuns based in Nuns' Island, Galway, draw on the fruit of their monastic lives and suggest simple practices to help nourish our souls and find a sense of calm in today's world.With practical advice in preparing for prayer, The Poor Clares look at ways we can slowly build up the amount of time spent in prayer and meditation in our daily lives, to achieve a sense of peace and well-being. They combine reflections on familiar prayers, such as the Our Father and Hail Mary, with meditations on Scripture, and prayers for specific needs such as depression, self-esteem and sickness.An inspiring book of simple spirituality which offers faith and hope to anyone seeking solace in today's world.
The Church Awakening
By Charles R. Swindoll
In THE CHURCH AWAKENING, Charles R. Swindoll discusses the challenges, struggles, and priorities of the church in the 21st century. He reveals the problems inherent in the entertainment-based postmodern church and shows how a return to biblical teaching will restore its strength and impact. Now being replaced by a feel-good message instead of what Christians need to know to stand strong in a world that's lost its way, Swindoll exposes the problems and offers solutions for the postmodern evangelical church. Just as he opened readers' eyes with his bold statements in The Grace Awakening, Swindoll now explains how to reestablish the church as a life-altering experience, based on the principles of Jesus' teaching.
Christianity: Bullet Guides
By Victor W Watton
Open this book and you will- Discover core beliefs - Understand basic teachings - Learn about the Bible - Trace its history
The Confident Woman Devotional
By Joyce Meyer
THE CONFIDENT WOMAN has sold over 400,000 copies since its publication in 2006 and remains Joyce Meyer's only number one New York Times bestselling book. It continues to sell an average of over 100,000 copies a year; clearly, she tapped into the concerns and issues that trouble women most. In this devotional, based on THE CONFIDENT WOMAN, The Root of Rejection, and APPROVAL ADDICTION, Meyer provides encouragement and tools to help address and resolve problems in an area of life that women struggle with.It is easy to get caught up in what the coming weeks, months or years might hold and forget to slow down and live in the present. This powerful daily devotional will help women on their journey towards a confident life filled with love, laughter and God's acceptance, one day at time.
The Coming Economic Armageddon
By David Jeremiah
Never before have we read such jarring headlines, distressing news analyses, or dire predictions concerning the world's financial future. The American housing market - or, more sentimentally, the American dream - began to collapse in 2006, taking with it large chunks of the global financial system. Millions of jobs worldwide have vanished forever. Did Bible prophecy predict this catastrophe? Are there biblical clues to how soon, if ever, a viable, long-term recovery can be sustained? Is the financial collapse just one of several signs that we are living in the final days of Earth's history? In THE COMING ECONOMIC ARMAGEDDON, David Jeremiah says we can know the meaning behind what we see in the daily news - and understand and prepare for living in the New Global Economy.
Catholicism: An Introduction
By Peter Stanford
This is a complete guide to the oldest institution in the Western world - the Catholic Church. Explore the essential beliefs and practices of the religion and delve into its long and fascinating history. From the significance of Rome and the importance of the Papacy, to current issues such as science, contraception and new movements within the faith, learn what it means to be Catholic today. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Christianity - An Introduction: Teach Yourself
By John Young
'An exciting and engaging book' Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of CanterburyThis is an in-depth guide to the origins, history, beliefs and practices of this major world religion. Covering all the main aspects of the faith, from the significance of Jesus Christ and the Bible, to the church's place in society today, get the whole picture in this fascinating and informative read. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Chasing the Dragon (Manga)
By Jackie Pullinger, Toto Winarno
Until it was pulled down, the Walled City was Hong Kong's most foreboding territory. It was a lawless place, dominated by the Triads, and which the police hesitated to enter. Strangers were unwelcome. Drug smuggling and heroin addiction flourished, as did prostitution and pornography, extortion and fear.When Jackie Pullinger set sail from England in 1966 she had no idea that God was calling her to the Walled City. Yet, as she spoke her message of love and hope, brutal Triad gangsters were converted, prostitutes quit, and Jackie discovered a miraculous new treatment for drug addiction... This classic true story has been a bestseller for almost thirty years, inspiring and thrilling generation after generation. Now it has been re-released as a graphic novel, in cutting edge Manga style - perfect for capturing the dark, claustrophobic atmosphere of the Walled City, the grittiness of the Triad world and the high adventure and emotional rollercoaster that took Jackie from innocent young stranger to one of Hong Kong's most celebrated and respected citizens.
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