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Publisher: Kregel Publications
Price: $2.99 (May 13-14)
No formulas, no pat answers. Just real life. Real questions. Real transformation.
Approach many women in the church and if they’re being honest, they’ll tell you they
• try hard to keep it all together;
• are frustrated that being good doesn’t deliver the perfect life;
• feel trapped in expectations;
• make decisions based on “shoulds”;
• feel selfish when they say no; and
• are uncertain of their place in God’s kingdom.
Between the desire to please God, the need to feel valued, and the compulsion to make everyone around them happy, women often find themselves denying their desires. It’s safer to stay in the life of “shoulds”—even if it means being spiritually and emotionally disconnected.
Kelli Gotthardt knows their pain. Always considered a “good girl,” she threw herself into every ministry, saying yes to every request her church family made. On the outside, her life looked completely together—but she was drowning in self-doubt and shame. Unlikely Rebel is the story of how Kelly slowly shed shoulds and shame, learning to love God and love who He created her to be.
The journey from the comfort of doing everything expected of a perfect pastor’s wife to the uncertainty of living authentically and true to her unique calling is equal parts exhausting and exhilarating. Many Christians condemned her, responding with fear or anger to her greater intimacy with God’s calling when it didn’t match their own vision. For others, though, her journey inspired courage to embrace God’s path for their own lives.
Now Kelli invites other women to discover God’s leading in their lives, learning that if they throw off the despondency of undeserved shame, abundant life awaits.
In this grab bag we have 5 e-books from Waterbrook Multnomah. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
Integrity—more than simple honesty, it’s the key to success. A person with integrity has the ability to pull everything together, to make it all happen no matter how challenging the circumstances. Drawing on experiences from his work, Dr. Henry Cloud, a clinical psychologist, leadership coach, corporate consultant and nationally syndicated radio host, shows how our character can keep us from achieving all we want to (or could) be.
In Integrity, Dr. Cloud explores the six qualities of character that define integrity, and how people with integrity:
Are able to connect with others and build trust
Are oriented toward reality
Embrace the negative
Are oriented toward increase
Have an understanding of the transcendent
Integrity is not something that you either have or don’t, but instead is an exciting growth path that all of us can engage in and enjoy.
In this grab bag we have 4 fiction e-books from Faithwords which were written by Deborah. The prices that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
The key to the life you want is inside you.
One question lies behind every struggle we face: How do I deal with myself? Behind all our stumbles, behind each of our missteps, behind every one of our failings lies an inability to handle what Van Moody calls the “I-Factor.” More than self-worth or self-respect, beyond even character and perception of purpose, the I-Factor is about managing yourself—your whole life—well. In his inspiring new book, Moody reveals how to get hold of your I-Factor.
Moody identifies three dynamics essential to winning the battle of the I-Factor: identity, significance, and perspective. When you understand your identity you know who you are, setting your foundation for everything. When you understand your significance, you see the purpose and the greatness you were created for. And when you understand perspective, you can view the problems you face as stepping-stones to greatness rather than stumbling blocks. Properly understand these three dynamics, and you will be able to master your I-Factor.
Weaving together personal stories, practical principles, and profound biblical truth, The I-Factor provides the key to achieving the life of greatness that you are destined for.
There are several people in life you don’t want to hearsay, “Oops!” Your barber, your mechanic, and your surgeon are three that come to mind. So do your parents and spouse. And yet, few of us put much thought into how we can create happier homes. Now, Christian parenting experts Kurt and Olivia Bruner have created a tongue-in-cheek but invaluable guide that helps parents move past “oops” to intentional, fun, and faith-filled parenting. In a way that keeps parents engaged amid the nonstop grind of jobs and household chores, the Bruners walk parents through the steps in creating a plan for infusing faith dynamics into the home.
Nonie Darwish lived for thirty years in a majority Muslim nation. Everything about her life?family, sexuality, hygiene, business, banking, contracts, economics, politics, social issues, everything?was dictated by the Islamic law code known as Sharia.
But Sharia isn’t staying in majority Muslim nations. Darwish now lives in the West and brings a warning; the goal of radical Islam is to bring Sharia law to your country. If that happens, the fabric of Western law and liberty will be ripped in two. Under Sharia law:
A woman can be beaten for talking to men who are not her relatives and flogged for not wearing a headdress
Daughters, sisters, and wives can be legally killed by the men in their family
Non-Muslims can be beheaded, and their Muslim killers will not receive the death penalty
Certain kinds of child molestation are allowed
The husband of a “rebellious” wife can deny her medical care or place her under house arrest
Think it can’t happen? In 2008, England?once the seat of Western liberty and now the home of many Muslim immigrants?declared that Sharia courts in Britain have the force of law. (more…)