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Choose Joy

Author : Sara Frankl
ISBN : 9781455562794
Genre : Religion
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"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 Motherhood Sara 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.

Believe Boldly

Author : Erica Willis
ISBN : 9781493413539
Genre : Religion
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Learn to Unleash the Supernatural through Simple, Confident Praying We long to see firsthand the power of God as displayed in the Bible. Miracles, prophecy, dreams, healing--most of these tend to be missing from our normal, safe, predictable faith. Yet we tend to view any movement of God outside our own experience with mistrust and confusion. But what if we've got "normal" all wrong? In these pages is an invitation to a new way of living: embracing God's power through simple yet bold prayer. It's for the night owl, the caffeine-addicted, even the skeptic, beckoning all of us out of our comfort zones with stories of spiritual breakthrough, mind-blowing miracles, and physical healing. Here are the tools you need to work through your doubts, open up to the miracles of God, and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. You will learn to hear God's voice, trust his leading, and walk empowered by limitless prayer. It is time to see God transform your faith into a thrill-seeking adventure.

Battle Ready

Author : Kelly Balarie
ISBN : 9781493413928
Genre : Religion
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Too often we fail to prepare for our battles. So when challenges, troubles, or opportunities arise, we rapidly become burdened with limiting thoughts of self-doubt, fear, impossibility, and lack. But it doesn't have to be this way. We can train our minds to conquer uncertainty, beat insecurity, and step past the tragedies of yesterday. Battle Ready is a hands-on scriptural plan that teaches you twelve easy-to-implement, confidence-building mind-sets designed to transform your thoughts and, therefore, your life. You'll gain practical wisdom, like how to · make new habits stick in just five steps · disarm the seven most common attacks that plague women · exchange self-limiting thoughts for purpose-driven, love-releasing thoughts · implement thirty-second mind-lifters that deliver peace · create boundaries so you live life full of what matters You can live victoriously. "The best time to be strengthened against the Enemy's tactics of doubt, disappointment, and devastation is before he makes his first move toward us. We all desperately need the biblical guidance and preparation found in Battle Ready!"--Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries "The most difficult fights we will face in this life will not be on the outside; they will be within our own hearts and minds. As someone who has struggled with depression and anxiety throughout my life, I know this firsthand. Battle Ready will help encourage, empower, and equip you to live in true victory."--Holley Gerth, bestselling author of Fiercehearted "Battle Ready will equip and empower you, teaching you where to park your mind during difficult times. Its practical advice and pen-to-paper reflection sections, coupled with the truths of Scripture sprinkled throughout, will enable you to avoid defeat and discouragement and walk confidently in faith instead. Highly recommended."--Karen Ehman, national speaker, New York Times bestselling author of Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It and When to Say Nothing at All "Battle Ready is a field manual for the mind. If you desire to think more like Christ, its truths, stories, personal applications, and discoveries will undoubtedly lead you to renewed places of peace, hope, and life."--Elisa Morgan, speaker and author of The Beauty of Broken "Relational, emotional, and physical trials often hit one hundred miles an hour, making us feel defenseless and powerless. This no longer has to be the case. Battle Ready, an exploratory, hands-on book, provides dozens of mind-renewing truths, hope-building exercises, and habit-changing techniques to help you endure the worst of times, with Jesus, as if it was the best of times."--Shannon Ethridge, MA, life/relationship coach and bestselling author of Every Woman's Battle series

Women Of Courage

Author : (In)Courage
ISBN : 1535965460
Genre : Religion
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The (in)courage community welcomes you to learn from 40 brave women from the Bible who, through this devotional, will walk with you through the hardest days and leave you with the courage you need to lead, to love, to trust, and to turn to God in every situation.

Choose Joy Devotional

Author : Kay Warren
ISBN : 9781441248503
Genre : Religion
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Kay Warren's Choose Joy helps readers discover how to live with joy despite their circumstances. The Choose Joy Devotional helps put those joy-filled principles into focus each day. Each of the thirty entries begins with an encouraging Scripture, followed by Kay's wise words on how to live with joy even when life is challenging, our plans are shattered, our health fails, or it feels like we are walking through life alone. Each devotion ends with a short prayer to help bring the reader closer to the true source of all joy--their loving God. Perfect for anyone who wants to experience joy in daily life, the Choose Joy Devotional also makes a thoughtful gift.

Choose Joy

Author : Kay Warren
ISBN : 9781441238870
Genre : Religion
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Ever wonder why some people seem to experience joy in their daily lives--even in the tough times--and others can't seem to find it no matter how hard they search? Is a joy-filled life really possible? The answer is yes! And it's possible for every woman, no matter what her circumstances may be. In this inspiring book, Kay Warren teaches women what joy really is, where to find it, and how to choose it in the good times and the bad. With compassion and wisdom, she shows readers--even those who live with the constant companions of discouragement and depression--that true joy is deeper, richer, and more accessible than they might think. Perfect for small groups or individual reading, Choose Joy will empower women who feel like their emotions and well-being are at the mercy of others by helping them understand the life-giving truth that joy is within their grasp--every day.

Niv Find Hope Verselight Bible Ebook

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ISBN : 9780310441946
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Find Hope is a complete Bible with easy-to-find highlighted passages about God’s hope and comfort for hurting people. Featuring the text of the New International Version (NIV)—the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—discover the verses that will sustain, comfort, and encourage you. Whether you need inspiration and comfort or simply want to read about God’s comfort and care for his people, there is an NIV VerseLight Bible for you. NIV ©2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages.

Defiant Joy

Author : Stasi Eldredge
ISBN : 9781400208708
Genre : Religion
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Bestselling author Stasi Eldredge shows readers how to choose a joy that stands against the tides of life's real and often overwhelming pain. Walking in joy often feels crazy and like a denial of actual life. Yet Christians are called to "be joyful always" (1 Thess. 5:16). What does this mean, and how is it even possible? In her new book, Stasi Eldredge meets readers in their painful realities and offers an invitation to a joy that is defiant in the face of this broken world. This joy does not Pollyannaish-ly ignore life's heartache; rather, it insists that sorrow and loss do not have the final say. This kind of joy is present to both goodness and grief and interprets them in the light of heaven. With deep vulnerability about her own chronic pain, surprising diagnoses, and relational struggles and loss, Stasi demonstrates how to maintain a posture of holy defiance that neither denies nor diminishes the pain, but instead leans fully into the experience of knowing God's presence and promise in the middle of whatever life may bring.

When A Hug Won T Fix The Hurt

Author : Karen Dockrey
ISBN : 1563094959
Genre : Religion
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Few things make a parent or caregiver feel more helpless than seeing the child or teenager they love in emotional or physical pain. Such helpless feelings belie reality, though; adults can do a lot to help a child -- and themselves -- cope with suffering. Whether the problem is as common as not making the soccer team or as severe as leukemia, this book includes insights into a child's mind and offers practical, biblical ways to demonstrate your love.

The Healing Choice Guidebook

Author : Susan Allen
ISBN : 9780307499011
Genre : Religion
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A True Compass to Guide You Beyond the Devastation of Broken Trust. When you experience a betrayal of intimacy in your marriage—whether through your husband’s struggle with pornography or through outright infidelity—you need a wise and understanding counselor to guide you safely through raging storms of guilt, anger, bitterness, and resentment. This powerful guide, a companion to The Healing Choice, walks you step by step through the process of personal healing, leading you to grow deeper in your relationship with God and equipping you to find healthy support in the company of other women who understand your pain. You’ll discover how to… · recognize your spouse’s emotional cycles and patterns of behavior—and your own · sort through your emotions in healthy and effective ways · gain deeper personal insights through the Bible and prayer · engage in a support group in ways that encourage healing · establish boundaries and ascertain whether it is safe to trust again and more. Created by women who understand firsthand the devastation caused by sexual betrayal, this guidebook offers the practical help you need to move beyond your pain and find hope for genuine healing.

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