We love because He first loved us.
~ 1 John 4:19 NIV
William Young's The Shack touched millions of readers with its portrayal of a compassionate God in the face of great evil. Aware both of the excitement and uncertainty generated by The Shack, author and Baylor University Theology professor Roger Olson delves into the the many significant issues raised by the book. He takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the pages of the story and finds the truth about God in The Shack.
The most reliable guides of spiritual formation pinpoint solitude and silence as central to the spiritual life. Now Brennan Manning in his honest, original, and winning way shares from his own experiences to prompt the reader into the riches of spending time alone with God.
Souvenirs of Solitude includes an eight-day retreat guide that provides stimulating promptings for your own meditation during solitude.
Begin or end your day in a quiet moment with God--and experience his presence in every other moment as well. Each devotional volume contains 120 devotions with full-color art and attractive, contemporary design--great for gift giving. Each devotion includes a verse of Scripture using the GOD'S WORD® translation, a short devotional, and an ending prayer.Quiet Reflections of Hope reminds readers of God's care and provision, and encourages them to stay faithful in their walk with a God who is always faithful.Quiet Reflections of Peace assures readers of God's protection through the night, and the comfort of his love. (c) Amazon.com
Acclaimed Christian fiction writer Francine Rivers's (The Atonement Child) Leota's Garden uses the image of the garden as a metaphor for the cycles of life that the characters experience. While the story revolves around a number of lives, they are all connected through Leota--an 84-year-old grandmother--and her garden, which was once a place of beauty and hope but has in recent years gone to ruin. Beginning in desolation--Leota has been neglected by her self-centered daughter, whose obsession with getting her own daughter into the best college has driven them apart--the novel slowly shows the weaving together of lives in the mysterious ways of grace: a proud and narrow-minded college student ends up learning more from Leota than he'd bargained for, and the granddaughter Leota had never been allowed to know shows up looking for some answers, and even more, looking for Leota herself. A garden blooms, the novel suggests, by getting one's hands a little dirty doing the hard work of love. (c) Amazon.com
RX: FROM THE DESK OF RICHARD A. SWENSON, M.D. Overload is not having time to finish the book you're reading on stress. Margin is having time to read it twice. Overload is fatigue. Margin is energy. Overload is red ink. Margin is black ink. Overload is hurry. Margin is calm. Overload is anxiety. Margin is security. Overload is the disease of the 90's. Margin is the cure.
As a medical practitioner, Dr. Richard Swenson sees a steady stream of exhausted, hurting people coming into his office. A majority of them are suffering from an uncontrolled societal epidemic: living without margin.
Margin is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits. It's something held in reserve for contingencies or unanticipated situations.
As a society, we've forgotten what margin is. In the push for progress, margin has been devoured. So we feel distressed in ill-defined ways. We are besieged by anxiety, stress, and fatigue. Our relationships suffer. We have unexplained aches and pains. The flood of daily events seems beyond our control. We're overloaded.
In Margin, Dr. Swenson provides a prescription against the danger of overloaded lives. Focusing on margin in four key areas-emotional energy, physical energy, time, and finances-he offers an overall picture of health that employs contentment, simplicity, balance, and rest.
If you yearn for relief from the pain and pressure of overload, take a lifelong dose of Margin under the care of a specialist. The benefits of good health, financial stability, fulfilling relationships, and availability for God's purposes will follow you all your days. (c) Amazon.com
Begin or end your day in a quiet moment with God - and experience His presence in every other moment as well. Each devotional volume contains 120 devotions with full-color art and attractive, contemporary design--great for gift giving.
Each devotion includes a verse of Scripture using the GOD'S WORD® translation, a short devotional, and an ending prayer. Quiet Reflections of Hope reminds readers of God's care and provision, and encourages them to stay faithful in their walk with a God who is always faithful. Quiet Reflections of Peace assures readers of God's protection through the night, and the comfort of his love. (c) Amazon.com
Struggling with debt?
Frustrated about work?
Just not satisfied with life?
The Simple Dollar can change your life.
Trent Hamm found himself drowning in consumer debt, working in a job he couldn’t stand… and figured out how to escape that debt and build the fulfilling career he’d always dreamt about, all at the same time.
Hamm shared his experiences at TheSimpleDollar.com — and built it into one of America’s top personal finance websites. Now, The Simple Dollar is a book: packed with practical tips, tools, and lessons you can use to transform your life, too.
This isn’t just “another” personal finance book: it’s profoundly motivating, empowering, practical, and 100% grounded in today’s American realities. Trent Hamm will show you how to rewrite the rules, creating healthier relationships with money… and with your loved ones, too. With his help, you can get out of debt, start moving forward, and build the strong personal community that offers true happiness—no matter what happens to the economy. (c) Amazon.com
A core lie is something we believe that resides so deep down inside of us that it has almost become a part of our personality. We don't know it's there, and furthermore, we have learned how to live in such a way that subconsciously controls much of our thought life and behavior. It is such a subtle occurrence that we do not see or understand the damaging affect it is having on our life and the lives of those around us. Our core lie is based on what we put our worth and value in apart from God. (c) Core Lies
No story means more than the death and resurrection of Jesus. And yet, in the journey of days from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, the oft-repeated scripture and story can become so familiar, many hardly grasp its full significance.
During these days of Lent, you’re invited to experience Christ’s passion ~ and its meaning for our lives individually and corporately ~ through the lens of a new Bible translation (New Common English Bible).
It is my deepest desire this devotional would reach grieving families everywhere, offering comfort, peace, and hope that can only come from through the goodness of a merciful God who sees every tear, hears every cry, and delivers us from every trial.
~ Amy, author of 'Psalms for the Grieving Heart'
SOUL SURFER is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, inspiring millions worldwide through the love of her family, her sheer determination, and her unwavering faith in Jesus Christ.
Although many Christian women say they trust God, their lives are filled with worry and anxiety-about their children, their finances, their relationships, their jobs. They know their lives should be characterized by faith in God, but they're unsure of how to get that kind of faith. This book and twelve-week study helps women grow in contentment as they address the barriers to contentment and how to overcome them. Companion Journal available. (c) Amazon.com