How to live a rich, engaged, and loving life in a mixed-up, messy world.
Present Over Perfect is writer Shauna Niequist's motto for how to live a rich, engaged, and loving life in the midst of what often feels terribly messy and imperfect. In vulnerable, honest stories and beautifully written short essays Shauna offers an invitation to a new way of living---full of grace, space, and connection.
The exciting fiction premiere from beloved author Beth Moore.
Exciting fiction premiere from beloved New York Times bestselling author Beth Moore. Only God knew why Jillian Slater agreed to return to New Orleans on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death. It’s not like they were close. She hadn’t seen him—or her grandmother, the ice queen—in almost 20 years. But when Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother’s apartment house, called and said Jillian’s expenses would be paid if she’d fly in for the burial, a free trip to New Orleans was too intriguing to resist. What Adella didn’t tell her was that the apartment house wasn’t a house at all and, whatever it was, bore the dead weight of a long and painful history. As soon as Jillian meets the odd assortment of renters and realizes that her grandmother had no idea she was coming, she hatches a plan to escape. But the investigation into her father’s death quickly unfolds and Jillian is drawn into the lives of the colorful collection of saints and sinners who pass through Saint Silvanus. She soon discovers there is more at stake than she ever imagined. Who is behind the baffling messages and the strange relics left on the steps? Is it possible that her family is actually cursed? Or is it just this crazy old house that holds them all under its spell? Jillian walks into a web of spiritual and personal danger borne out of her family’s broken history, and despite Adella’s wiliest efforts, only God himself can orchestrate the undoing of all that is going on at Saint Silvanus. . . .
Ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven and secrets of the ages.
Imagine if you discovered a treasure chest in which were hidden ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven, secrets of the ages, the answers to man’s most enduring, age-old questions, and the hidden keys that can transform your life to joy, success, and blessing…This is The Book of Mysteries.
An anthem of freedom for the modern Christian woman.
Wild and Free by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan is an anthem of freedom and a call to bold action, for the modern Christian woman, who is held captive by the belief that she is both too much and never enough.
We are designed to mother in relationship with other women.
You’re not meant to mother alone. Better Together explores the notion that women are not designed to mother alone. We are designed to mother in relationship with other women who understand what a mom’s life is like. We’re also designed to mother in relationship with the God who created us. This book encourages every mother to find her mothering community, a place where she can both give and receive support in the many forms moms need. Beyond encouraging moms to be in community, Better Together teaches how to build a tribe and what to do together once you have one, such as: * Learn together—fill in each other’s weaknesses with each other’s strengths * Help together—enjoy community while accomplishing various tasks * Care Together—offer day-to-day care as well as crisis support * Share together—find healing and strength in opening up to one another * Pray together—stand in the gap for each other when one among you is just dogged tired * Forgive together—enjoy the in-and-outs of mothering friendships, even the tough parts * Encourage together—pay attention to one another and cheer each other on Better Together presents an uncommon and compelling vision of motherhood: a group effort full of joy and strength.
Embrace who you are in order to become who God has called you to be.
NYT best-selling pastor invites readers to embrace who they really are, in order to become who God has called them to be. Furtick examines the nature of the divine as the great “I AM,” and in turn helps the reader examine his or her own identity. Using Jacob/Israel as a test case, Furtick helps us all to confront our weaknesses. Instead of hiding our shortcomings, Furtick invites us to reveal them and ask God to work through them. This is the paradox of the Christian life: that our weakness makes us strong. That God chooses to work through our imperfection. Pastor Furtick encourages the reader, “embrace who you really are, to become who you are called to be.” While that might seem counterintuitive to some, we have to admit that we can’t pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps. We must realize, as Furtick has through his own challenging journey, that God can’t bless who we pretend to be. He blesses who we really are.
If you live by people's acceptance, you'll die by their rejection.
If you live by people's acceptance, you'll die by their rejection. Two-time Grammy winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned this lesson through more than his share of adversity--childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt. In his debut book, Unashamed the industry anomaly holds nothing back as he shares his challenging rise from a broken past to Billboard chart-topping success. The inspiring story of Lecrae's journey to faith and freedom explains why he's captivated so many.
Join Christine in moving from a shame-filled to a shame-free life.
In Unashamed, Christine Caine reveals the often-hidden consequences of shame---in her own life and the lives of so many women---and invites you to join her in moving from a shame-filled to a shame-free life. She helps women find freedom from believing they are fundamentally flawed and unworthy, and prepares them to step into their future, confident, dearly loved, created for a divine purpose, and empowered to be shame-lifters for others.
What does the Bible really predict will happen and when?
What does the Bible really predict will happen and when? How much of what we read in today's headlines and best-selling books is true? Why are there so many different viewpoints among Christians, and are any of them right? Through a thought-provoking, journalistic voice, Billy Hallowell, faith editor for theblaze.com, provides objective one-on-one interviews with various leading voices in Christian ministry to explain what they believe the Bible teaches us about the last days. From its easy-to-understand writing style to its glossary of terms and other helpful tools, everything about this book was created to allow you to educate yourself on what the Bible says, compare what the experts believe, and draw your own conclusions about the end times.
Growing up and discovering your unique purpose in life.
John Luke Robertson may be young and beardless, but he has a lot to say about growing up and discovering your purpose. John Luke Robertson, the oldest son of Willie and Korie Robertson and brother of Dancing with the Stars sensation Sadie Robertson, shares his story of what it’s like to grow up as a Robertson and all the fun and craziness that entails, as well as what he has learned as he has stepped out into his own unique experiences. He also shares what it’s like to navigate the walk from boyhood to becoming a man. Topics in this book include friendship, kindness, dreaming big, embracing your God-given uniqueness, taking chances, and choosing mentors. John Luke speaks frequently on dreams (how to build a dream for your life), schemes (how to plan for your dream to come true), and building teams (choosing the people around you who will become a team that helps make your dream come true through their support, honesty, and care). He will incorporate these important guidelines into the book, ultimately helping young people learn how to find and pursue a clear-cut purpose in their lives. Teens and young adults will enjoy reading his story, and they will benefit by reading Robertson’s wisdom and perspective on how to grow up and live out your purpose. And, with the Robertsons, this book is sure to be fun!
In the wrong hands, a spiritual gift can be more dangerous than a deadly weapon.
In the wrong hands, a spiritual gift can be more dangerous than a deadly weapon. Parker House is a young lawyer working for a small, struggling firm in New Bern, North Carolina. His uncanny ability to anticipate an opponent’s next move is earning him a reputation as a formidable adversary in the courtroom. This gift is part of Parker’s heritage. His grandfather, Franz Haus, was a German soldier who rose rapidly through the ranks of the Nazi party as a result of this gift of discerning the enemy’s movements on the battlefield. Though Franz was a patriot, he experienced serious misgivings about the Nazi party. When his commanders ignored one of his warnings and his family perished in an allied fire bombing, Franz deserted, fled to Switzerland, and ultimately immigrated to New Bern, where he settled into comfortable anonymity. With this inherited supernatural gift, Parker enjoys remarkable success, even besting one of the most powerful attorneys in the state, who then asks the young lawyer to join forces with him. But Parker has reason to question his motives: is the older attorney a positive mentor or an evil counselor? Can Parker’s vision help him do more than make the right arguments in court and lead him to the right path in life? Will Franz’s past force its way into Parker’s present—placing him and those they love in mortal danger?
Making wise decisions in the midst of endless demands.
Learn to find and play the role God wants most for you to play, not the ones you feel pressured into playing for the sake of others or even our sense of accomplishment and worth. Most of us spend a lot of our lives figuring out when to say yes and when to say no. How to manage our time, reduce stress, do our best for our families, find a little space for "me." But we don't find space for our souls until we learn to step past the yes and no of daily decisions and seek a third option: the best yes. The best yes is the choice that shapes all our other choices. (And our choices determine the direction of our lives.)
What if you could have a conversation with Jesus Himself?
What if you could have a conversation with Jesus Himself? What would He say to you? That's the concept of the classic devotional God Calling, which has encouraged, challenged, and informed millions of readers around the world. Its daily entries continue to speak to readers today as it first did almost seventy years ago—and now, this Christian classic is presented in a full-color gift edition featuring bonus prayers, poems, and questions for further thought. Containing the complete, unabridged text of God Calling, this handsome new edition promises an entire year’s inspiration.
Potent, thought-provoking, life-changing devotions.
Where can you turn to deepen your love and understanding of God? Try turning the pages of My Utmost for His Highest. Oswald Chambers was gifted with extracting the essence of biblical principles and condensing them into potent, thought-provoking, and life-changing devotions. They don't take a lot of time to read, but they can infuse you with the timeless truths of the Bible. In this larger print edition of My Utmost for His Highest, you get updated-language daily devotionals that have become an enduring favorite because Oswald Chambers used his spiritual gifts so wisely and generously. From lectures given at the Bible Training College in London, to nightly talks in an Egyptian YMCA during World War I, My Utmost for His Highest will lend a powerful spiritual dimension to your walk with God.