This giftable Bible study for the Lenten season explores the stories of three women who played a vital role in the life and ministry of Jesus, as well as in the events of that first Holy Week that first Easter.
With unforgettable insights and powerful life application for today’s women, Liz Curtis Higgs delves into the biblical text to help us view Easter through the eyes of three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus: Mary of Bethany, who prepares the way for the Lord’s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume; Mary of Nazareth, who remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering; and Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, who bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection
What a trio. What a Savior!
Your mind and emotions will be engaged and your faith strengthened as each scene unfolds, preparing your heart for a richer, deeper Easter experience. Higgs, a seasoned Bible teacher and award-winning novelist, combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse-by-verse study of Scripture as together you explore the remarkable lives of The Women of Easter.
“The perfect companion for Easter and beyond!”
—Jennie Allen, visionary of IF:Gathering
“Liz Curtis Higgs is one of the most amazing teachers of God’s Word that I have ever experienced. Her in-depth knowledge of the Scriptures, gifting as a communicator, and personal relationship with the Lord make her unmatched in the ability to take biblical truth and make it applicable to anybody.”
—Priscilla Shirer, New York Times best-selling author of Fervent
Before the snake,
and the Ten Commandments,
God created a garden…
“Spiritual environmentalism” did not start out as an oxymoron–it was an invitation.
Yet today, many believe God’s first job description for humankind has been replaced by other “worthier pursuits”. Why has this simple instruction become so controversial? How does one sort through all the mixed messages? Is changing our lives to save the world really our responsibility–or even possible?
Gardening Eden invites you to consider a new, spiritual perspective to practical environmentalism. The question is not whether our souls find expression and inspiration in our incredible planet, but how best to preserve that fundamental connection.
Green living is no longer a fad–simple lifestyle solutions are now available to everyone. Discover creation care as an act of worship and a call to deeper harmony with our Creator, our fellow gardeners, and our living Earth. Gardening Eden is the primer in how this shift will transform not only our world but your very soul.
She left her Old Order Mennonite community, heavily weighted with secrets. But God reveals all things, in His time. And He redeems them.
Suzanne Zimmerman was only seventeen and pregnant when her shamed mother quietly sent her away from their Old Order Mennonite community in Kansas. With her old home, family, and first love firmly behind her, Suzanne moved to Indiana, became a nurse, and raised a daughter, Alexa, on her own.
Now, nearly twenty years later, an unexpected letter arrives from Kansas. Her brother asks her to bring her nursing abilities home and care for their ailing mother. His request requires that Suzanne faces a family that may not have forgiven her and a strict faith community. It also means seeing Paul Aldrich, her first love, again.
Paul, widowed with an eight-year-old son, is relieved to see Suzanne again, giving him the chance to beg her forgiveness for his past indiscretion. But when he meets Alexa, his guilt flickers in the glare of Suzanne’s prolonged secret—one that changes everything.
Suzanne had let go of any expectation for forgiveness long ago. Does she dare hope for mercy–and how will her uncovered past affect the people she loves the most?
Isn’t it true that we long to see the extraordinary, experience the extraordinary, do the extraordinary? Yet, so often we settle for mediocrity when greatness is within our grasp.
Why are we drawn to stories of heroic triumph over seemingly impossible circumstances? In our fascination with adventure movies, superheroes, and tales of incredible human feats, do we reveal an inherent desire for something larger and greater in life? Maybe what we think is a need to escape or be entertained is actually a God inspired longing…for the extraordinary.
Best-selling author John Bevere reveals how all of us were “meant for more,” extraordinarily created and intended for a life that is anything but ordinary. Here is the roadmap for your journey of transformation. You are marked for a life that far surpasses the usual definitions of success or fulfillment.
Isn’t it time to pursue your extraordinary life?
What Would Your Life be Like if Anything Were Possible?
Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disabilities to live an independent, rich, fulfilling, and “ridiculously good” life while serving as a role model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, Nick eagerly spreads his message: the most important goal is to find your life’s purpose and to never give up, despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in your way.
Nick tells the story of his physical disabilities and the emotional battle he endured while learning to deal with them as a child, teen, and young adult. “For the longest, loneliest time, I wondered if there was anyone on earth like me, and whether there was any purpose to my life other than pain and humiliation.”
Nick shares how his faith in God has been his major source of strength, and he explains that once he found a sense of purpose—inspiring others to better their lives and the world around them–he found the confidence to build a rewarding and productive life without limits. Let Nick inspire you to start living your own life without limits.
Nick offers practical advice for realizing a life of fulfillment and happiness by building trust in others, developing supportive relationships, and gaining strength for the journey. He encourages the reader by showing how he learned to accept what he could not control and focus instead on what he could.
Includes a Life Without Limits Personal Action Plan to help anyone determine their unique path to a successful life.
“How Do I know What God Wants from Me?”
Jesus came to earth to accomplish twenty-seven impossible missions, and He completed every one. He calls us to follow Him by pursuing four lifetime missions that enable us to bear spiritual fruit and “lay up treasures in Heaven.” He also gives us more than one hundred promises—promises that provide the foundation and building blocks for a supernatural, miracle-working faith.
The Jesus Mission reveals the core discovery of the author’s life, which propelled his greatest spiritual breakthrough. This same discovery can radically transform your walk with God. Find out, by reading Jesus’ words, how He made it possible for you to live out the four lifetime missions He has given you, starting today.
“…whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” —John 14:12, niv
A star-crossed romance blossoms between an Old Order mennonite woman and an Old Order Amish man in this novel by New York Times bestselling author Cindy Woodsmall.
Retreating from a contentious relationship with her mother, Annie Martin goes to live with her Daadi Moses in Apple Ridge. Annie loves the Plain ways of her Old Order Mennonite people, like those revered by her beloved grandfather.
But as spring moves into Pennsylvania and Annie spends time amongst the cherry trees with the handsome Aden Zook, a follower of the Old Order Amish faith, she wishes she could forget how deeply the lines between the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite are drawn.
Facing estrangement from their families and friends because of their burgeoning romantic relationship regardless of their different backgrounds, can Annie and Aden find a place for their love to bloom in the midst of the brewing storm?