At some point, everyone contemplates the “meaning of life.” All over the world, people are on a quest to find answers as they search for someone or something to believe in.
In Brian Houston’s book, For This I Was Born, he says that to know the Cause of Christ is to understand why you were born, to know what you are living for, and to decide what you are prepared to die for.
If you do not know the meaning of life, he says, you will never live a life of meaning. Houston desires that each of his readers come to know the cause of Christ. His Cause, he says, is the key that opens us to new places of vision, passion, strength, and reason for living.
Based on historical characters and events, A Sweetness to the Soul recounts the captivating story of young, spirited Oregon pioneer Jane Herbert who at the age of twelve faces a tragedy that begins a life-long search for forgiveness and love. In the years that follow, young Jane finds herself involved in an unusual and touching romance with a dreamer sixteen years her senior, struggles to make peace with an emotionally distant mother, and fights to build a family of her own. Filled with heart-warming insight and glimpses of real-life pain, A Sweetness to the Soul paints a brilliant picture of love that conquers all obstacles and offers a powerful testimony to the miracle of God’s healing power.
Now I know that every single day, the best and the worst, only lasts for twenty-four hours.”
—Tricia Lott Williford, And Life Comes Back
When your life falls apart—through a death, a lost relationship, a diagnosis—you want more than anything to know that your pain has a purpose. And that beyond your pain, a new day awaits.
Tricia Lott Williford discovered this in a few tragic hours when her thirty-five-year-old husband died unexpectedly. In And Life Comes Back, she writes with soaring prose about her tender, brave journey as a widow with two young boys in the agonizing days and months that followed his death.
And Life Comes Back documents the tenacity of love, the exquisite transience of each moment, and the laughter that comes even in loss. This traveler’s guide to finding new life after setbacks offers no easy answers or glib spiritual maxims but instead draws you into your own story and the hope that waits for you even now.
In Active Spirituality, Brian Hedges allows us to read someone else’s mail. In a series of warm pastoral letters, written to a young Christian, the letter’s recipient dives into the paradox of grace and effort in the life of faith.
Of the 1.2 million abortions performed annually in the U.S., more than 500,000 are performed on college-aged women. They make up 44% of all abortions in the country.
So it is not surprising that there is a large, thriving network of pro-life groups on college campuses. The most prominent of these is Students for Life of America, which has 637 pro-life student groups on college campuses in forty-eight states. These groups serve to advocate for pro-life and educate other young people about the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual effects that abortion has on women.
While there are online guides and booklets on the topic, there are currently very few—if any—books that are specifically geared for use by young advocates for this cause. Now there is Stand for Life, a “manual” that addresses tough questions in a format that is concise and straightforward.
Getting involved in the local church can be an intimidating process for anyone; but women experience this in a unique way. Elizabeth Inrig believes that women offer an indispensable addition to the church. Using life-related stories, symbols and principles from Scripture, this book instructs church leaders on ways to recognize and release the spiritual potential of women in the local church.
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Good Book Company: Gospel-Centered Marriage by Tim Chester vs. Money Counts: How to handle money in your heart and with your hands (Live Different) by Graham Beynon
Cruciform Press: Cruciform: Living the Cross-Shaped Life by Jimmy Davis vs. But God…: The Two Words at the Heart of the Gospel by Casey Lute
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