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The 10 Dumbest Things Christians Do

by Mark Atteberry

Author and pastor Mark Atteberry takes a fresh look at why believers' efforts to serve God are often woefully ineffective. These dumb things explain why the world has a hard time taking us seriously, and worst of all, they provide Satan with a never ending supply of opportunities to make the people of God look foolish.

She Still Calls Me Daddy: Building a New Relationship with Your Daughter After You Walk Her Down the Aisle

by Robert Wolgemuth

A memorable guidebook for fathers to help them create a new adventure with their married daughters. Standing at the altar giving their little girl away begins a new day and the need for a new way for fathers to relate to their daughters. Robert Wolgemuth, author of the best-selling She Calls Me Daddy, reminds fathers of the important role they still play while offering insight as to how it must change in the next chapter of their girls' lives. Topics cover seven relational issues: Protection Conversation Affection Discipline Laughter Faith Conduct Includes thoughts on an ongoing relationship as well as on becoming a granddaddy. Discussion questions provide a great opportunity for personal or group study.

Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled: The Qualities You Need to Stay Out of Harm's Way and Thrive at Work

by Tim Irwin

"[Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled shows] us how success in the workplace can be something more-but is never less-than the sum of our experiences, emotions, and intelligence. I really liked this book."-Marcus Buckingham, International speaker and best-selling author, Now Discover Your Strengths and First, Break All the Rules"Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled is one of those books that really makes you want to be a better manager, a better leader, a better person. The stories are powerful, the anecdotes are right on the money, and the wisdom is so evident and clear."-Pat Lencioni, Author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and President, The Table Group"Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled grabbed me from page one and never let go. It's one of those rare business books full of fresh, original stories that inspire us to take a look at our three Cs: commitment, character, and competence."-Ken Blanchard, Coauthor, The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level"As a member of the senior White House staff and a veteran in banking and the executive search fields, I have interviewed thousands of highly successful people. In Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled, Dr. Tim Irwin nails the essential differences between those who do well and those who don't. If you want to know what it takes to make it in any endeavor, read this book!"-J. Veronica Biggins, Senior Partner, Heidrick & Struggles"In this inspiring and adventure-filled book, Tim Irwin creatively weaves in stories from his own experiences with hard-hitting corporate examples. It's a great read for those willing to do the work required to experience their own spectacular results and enjoy success."-Roger Staubach, Chairman/CEO, The Staubach Company and Super Bowl MVP_____________Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled features Tim Irwin's seven critical success factors as well as six common career derailers. With compelling real-life stories to launch each chapter, Irwin distills not only his experiences as a successful corporate psychologist but also what he has learned from others in thousands of interviews with senior executives. Inside you will also find how you can access free online self-assessment exercises and developmental resources.

Pop Goes Religion: Faith in Popular Culture

by Terry Mattingly

Johnny Cash, Harry Potter, the Simpsons, and John Grisham. What do all of these icons in pop culture have to do with faith? Find the answer in Pop Goes Religion; relevant insight into the world of today's entertainment.In this collection of essays, popular American journalist, Terry Mattingly teaches readers how to identify elements of faith in today's pop culture.Topics include:God & Popular MusicFaith & the Big Screen God on TVInk, Paper, and GodPolitics and Current EventsFrom music to movies, politics to the pope, Mattingly explores the matters of the heart with a fresh and relevant perspective.

One Minute Wellness: The Natural Health and Happiness System That Never Fails

by Ben Lerner

What if someone promised you he could offer a system sure to produce better health and all-around wellness? And what if he further dared to say he could do this in just one minute a day? You'd say that person was crazy, right? But Dr. Ben Lerner has done just that. This best-selling author of Body by God is offering a ground-breaking approach to wellness while reorientating the way you look at life and health. And here's the bonus: it's actually two books in one. On the left-hand side of each page is a fictional tale (based in reality) of a chiropractor running a God-centered office, assisting patients who have been disappointed or left behind by the "traditional" health care system. On the other side are the explanations of the technology, lifestyle methods, treatments, and action steps that can take readers to wellness. Once considered "alternative" medicine, chiropractic treatment is now considered part of a balanced approach to health.

Five Little Questions That Reveal the Life God Designed for You: That Reveal The Life God Designed For You

by Dannah Gresh

When the alarm clock goes off, do you dread the day-hopelessly enslaved to a schedule that strangles the life out of your passions?Take heart, you're not alone-not even close.Five little questions. That's all it takes. "I have five questions to ask you," writes Dannah Gresh. "I truly believe that if you slow down and answer them thoroughly, you'll have an action plan to live in the fulfilling and adventuresome life that God designed for you."In this book, Dannah shows you how she found freedom from an over-busy, under-productive life to one that influences thousands. Her practical, doable steps help you move from an exhausting life to an exhilarating one. Five Little Questions That Reveal the Life God Designed for You includes real-life stories about Condoleezza Rice, Mary Beth Chapman, Donna VanLiere, Amy Grant, and others."For the woman who wants to reach her potential . . . I highly recommend this book."-Gary D. Chapman, Ph.D., Author, The Five Love Languages and The Five Languages of Apology"I started out reading Dannah's book for an endorsement and ended up reading it for me. What a life-changing concept."-Shaunti Feldhahn, Author, For Women Only and For Young Women Only"Dannah Gresh is one of the most insightful authors writing today."-Anita Lustrea, Host, Midday Connection"Women today are running themselves ragged in the pursuit to find meaning and purpose in life . . . Dannah has penned a prescription for what ails women today!"-Vicki Courtney, Speaker and best-selling author, Your Girl and TeenVirtue"Sometimes it's not a matter of having all the right answers but knowing what questions to ask. Dannah helps you identify the questions . . ."-Lisa Ryan, Speaker; cohost and reporter, InTouch Ministries and 700 Club; and author, For Such a Time as This

Charles Stanley's Handbook for Christian Living: Biblical Answers to Life's Tough Questions

by Charles Stanley

Since life is a journey, feel free to stop and ask for directions. Previously released as the bestselling The Glorious Journey, this practical volume by Charles Stanley shows readers how to put God's Word to work in their daily lives with this easy-to-apply handbook. As believers, our desire is to follow the Lord more closely and to utilize His Word for maximum impact in our lives. Occasionally, however, we find ourselves not even knowing the questions to ask, or the best way to approach Scripture in search of answers. Charles F. Stanley's Handbook for Christian Living is not a lofty theological work, nor is it an academic commentary. Instead, Dr. Stanley has prepared a friendly, easy-to-use help system for every believer. In this collection, he speaks with authority on such issues as: the real purpose of baptism how to treat others at work a proper view of those in government how grace saves us and how worry robs us what freedom reallly is He also shares biblical insight into relationships, children, parenting, loneliness, sexual pressures, as well as strategies for personal growth. From the thorny issues of daily life to a framework for the end times (and everything in between), Charles F. Stanley's Handbook for Christian brings Scripture to life, makes sense of the hard questions, and enhances your understanding of the way life was meant to be lived.

The Trouble With Paris: Following Jesus in a World of Plastic Promises

by Mark Sayers

What if you're living in the wrong reality?Doesn't everyone want the good life these days? Our shopping mall world offers us a never-ending array of pleasures to explore. Consumerism promises us a vision of heaven on earth-a reality that's hyper-real. We've all experienced hyperreality: a candy so 'grape-ey' it doesn't taste like grapes any more; a model's photo so manipulated that it doesn't even look like her; a theme park version of life that tells us we can have something better than the real thing. But what if this reality is not all that it's cracked up to be? Admit it, we've been ripped off by our culture and its version of reality that leaves us lonely, bored, and trapped. But what's the alternative?In The Trouble With Paris, pastor Mark Sayers shows us how the lifestyles of most young adults (19-35) actually work against a life of meaning and happiness to sabotage their faith. Sayers shows how a fresh understanding of God's intention for our world is the true path to happiness, fulfillment, and meaning.

The Spirit of Sweetgrass: a Novel

by Nicole Seitz

Essie Mae Laveau Jenkins is a 78-year-old sweetgrass basket weaver who sits on the side of Hwy. 17 in the company of her dead husband, Daddy Jim. Inspired by her Auntie Leona, Essie Mae finally discovers her calling in life and weaves powerful "love baskets," praying fervently over them to affect the lives of those who visit her roadside stand. When she's faced with losing her home and her stand and being put in a nursing home, Daddy Jim talks her into coming on up to Heaven to meet sweet Jesus-something she's always wanted to do. Once there, she reunites with Gullahs and African ancestors; but soon, her heavenly peace is disrupted, for she still has work to do. Now Essie Mae, who once felt powerless and invisible, must find the strength within her to keep her South Carolina family from falling apart.

Better Than Good: Creating a Life You Can't Wait to Live

by Zig Ziglar

Better Than Good offers Zig's practical and spiritual vision for what life can be when we allow the power of purpose and passion to permeate our souls.

7 Things You Better Have Nailed Down Before All Hell Breaks Loose

by Robert Wolgemuth

Stephen Covey wrote, "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing." For men and women searching for truth amid the noise and clutter, this principle could never be more crucial. And while the church is tossed about by the same uncertainty, Robert Wolgemuth's provocative 7 Things You Better Have Nailed Down Before All Hell Breaks Loose puts a stake in the ground and says, "Here's something you can count on, no matter what." In life you don't rise to the level of your circumstances; you fall to the level of your training. This strong exposition of the foundations of the Christian faith brings a calm, clarity, and confidence to train those who need something certain to claim. The seven things are:1. God Is God: the Creator-Holy, Sovereign, and Merciful2. The Bible Is God's Word 3. Mankind Is Eternally Lost and in Need of a Savior 4. Jesus Christ Died to Redeem Mankind 5. Grace and Faith Are Gifts 6. Belief and Works Are One 7. The Church Is God's Idea

Thugs: How History's Most Notorious Despots Transformed the World through Terror, Tyranny, and Mass Murder

by Micah Halpern

For the most notorious leaders in the history of the world, evil is more than just a moment of weakness?it's a way of life. For every noble king, righteous emperor, and peace-loving president, history seems to serve up a double portion of murderous pharaohs, deranged dictators, or corrupt czars. Thugs probes this dark and twisted side of raw human power?from France's King Louis XIV to China's Mao Tse-Tung and everywhere in between. it's a fascinating peek into the lives of the rich and infamous, the sour crème de la crème. Some, like Herod the Great, earned villainous reputations for slaughtering their own family members and countrymen. Others, like Egypt's King Farouk, were almost laughable in their misdeeds, amassing the world's largest collection of pornography. Then there are those leaders, such as Hitler, who committed acts of such unspeakable evil that their names are uttered as curses. From Filipino first lady Imelda Marcos's bullet-proof bras to African strongman Ide Amin's bizarre fixation with all things Scottish, Micah D. Halpern turns the yellowed pages of history and contemporary news accounts to profile the bewildering, outrageous, horrific, gut-wrenching, zany, and tragicomic behavior of the world's worst leaders.

Believing in Narnia: A Kid's Guide to Unlocking the Secret Symbols of Faith in C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia

by Natalie Nichols Gillespie

Shows the Christian message within The Chronicles of Narnia®To coincide with the release of Prince Caspian, this book helps kids ages 7-11, understand the symbolism of the Christian faith written by C.S. Lewis in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Christian concepts are simply explained, along with excerpts from the Narnia books. Each section of the book explains the characters, events, places, and themes and gives insight in the spiritual parallels. Kids, parents, teachers and ministers will all find this to be a great tool for use in preparing to see the movie.

Life as We Would Want It . . . Life as We Are Given It: The Beauty God Brings from Life's Upheavals

by Ken Gire

The terrain of Colorado forms a metaphor for life as acclaimed writer Ken Gire reflects upon the smooth, even terrain of eastern Colorado in contrast to the wild, uncertain, jagged terrain of western Colorado. The majestic, awe-inspiring mountains of western Colorado were born out of the most terrifying eruptions. And that is the unrelenting work of heaven, to make everything beautiful in its time. All of us would like life to be smooth with no upheavals. But the fact is that our lives are anything but. Our lives are full of upheaval, for that is life as we are given it. Gire looks at the beauty that is the result of these upheavals.

Kiss: Black, Showdown, Heaven's Wager And Kiss (Playaway Adult Fiction Ser.)

by Ted Dekker Erin Healy

Let me tell you all I know for sure. My name. Shauna.<P> I woke up in a hospital bed missing six months of my memory. In the room was my loving boyfriend—how could I have forgotten him?—my uncle and my abusive stepmother. Everyone blames me for the tragic car accident that left me near death and my dear brother brain damaged. But what they say can't be true—can it?<P> I believe the medicine is doing strange things to my memory. I'm unsure who I can trust and who I should run from. And I'm starting to remember things I've never known. Things not about me. I think I'm going crazy.<P> And even worse, I think they want to kill me.<P> But who? And for what? Is dying for the truth really better than living with a lie?

The Most Loving Place in Town: A Modern Day Parable for the Church

by Ken Blanchard

A moving story, told in Ken Blanchard's appealing parable style, of how a local church can be either a blessing or a curse to their community. The Most Loving Place in Town is the story of two men, a disillusioned church elder and a gifted young pastor, who recognize that their church has lost sight of its number one priority: loving God and each other. They begin a search, independently at first, to recapture their lost love and then together lead their fellowship in a successful discovery of the secret to becoming a beacon of love in their community. By the end of the story you clearly see and understand why this secret, so simple yet so profound, is vital and how to apply it to your own life and the life of your church.

Strangers and Neighbors: What I Have Learned About Christianity by Living Among Orthodox Jews

by Maria Poggi Johnson

The compelling, insightful, and challenging memoir of a Christian woman's exploration of her faith while living in community with strictly Orthodox Jews. As Maria Johnson explains: "I knew that Christianity is rooted deep in Judaism, but living in daily contact with a vital and vibrant Jewish life has been fascinating and transforming. I am and will remain a Christian, but I am a rather different Christian than I was before."

Billy: The Untold Story of a Young Billy Graham and the Test of Faith that Almost Changed Everything (Playaway Adult Nonfiction Ser.)

by William Paul Mckay

The remarkable true story of a young Billy Graham and his best friend who walked away from the faith.We all know how the story ends but how did it begin? Before he became a household name, and America's Pastor,he was simply known as Billy. When he wasn't playing baseball, he was discovering his love for Christian ministry. His best friend, Charles Templeton, was already on track to be a highly successful evangelist and the two young men began strategizing on how to win the world for Christ. That plan takes a drastic turn, however, when Templeton deserts the faith and becomes an atheist. The impact of this decision on a young Billy Graham is immeasurable and agonizing. Charles would later become the great intellectual architect for agnosticism and atheism. Billy would become the single greatest messenger for the Christian Gospel. It is one of the great untold dramas between friends - Atheism vs Christianity, betrayal and hope.

Generation XL: Raising Healthy, Intelligent Kids in a High-Tech, Junk-Food World

by Joseph Mercola

Childhood is a pivotal time for good nutrition. Organs and blood streams nurtured with junk food cannot build a foundation for good health and longevity as an adult. Drs. Joseph Mercola and Ben Lerner believe profound inactivity, addiction to electronic media, and diets of super-sized fast food and sugar-laden beverages have created a national emergency. Generation XL is a clarion call and a detailed guide to giving your child a vibrant, successful future and a healthy, wholesome, invigorating youth. As children riddled with pain, illness, learning disorders, and even depression begin to show up everywhere, rather than looking at brain development, nutrition, and lack of movement as the culprits, concerned parents are turning to more and more medications. Think about that. Is that how we were designed? To make medication a way of life and to be drugged early on a consistent basis? What does the future hold for us when kids are overweight, out of shape, and taking medications for the effects? What kind of children are we creating? This is not a diet book-far, far from it. Dropping another diet book into the same culture will do nothing but take up more room on your shelf. Generation XL shows you how kids were created to eat, breathe, sleep, run, and live. At the same time, Drs. Mercola and Lerner help you change your family culture and recognize where the culture around you isn't working so you can avoid it or help to change it. Since prevention is always easier (and wiser) than cure, incorporating the lifestyle changes suggested in Generation XL gives your child a realistic way to reach and maintain a healthy weight; dramatically reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other health risks; and build a strong body and positive mental attitude, maximizing his or her IQ and giving the best chance for success.

Anchored In Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash

by John Carter Cash

June Carter was born in the rugged mountains of Maces Springs, Virginia, to Ezra and Maybelle Carter, pioneers of country music. On stage from a very young age, June found her niche in the spotlight with her vivacious personality and down-home sense of humor. Her confidence and spirit were what attracted Johnny Cash to her in the late 1950s. On the road together, they quickly bonded. June was his helpmate and closest companion. They were married for forty years, through addiction and success, tragedy and triumph. Anchored in Love is an inside look into the life of June Carter Cash, through the eyes of her only child with Johnny Cash-John Carter Cash. With skillful prose, he reveals new information about the legendary woman through his tender memories and heartwarming stories.

The Boomer Burden: Dealing with Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff

by Julie Hall

A practical guide to advise Baby Boomers how to deal with the daunting task of facing a parents' eventual passing as it relates to residential contents, heirlooms, and the often difficult family interactions and feuds that accompany them. With fascinating stories and comprehensive checklists, professional estate liquidator Julie Hall walks Baby Boomers through the often painful challenge of dividing the wealth and property of their parents' lifetime accumulation of stuff. From preparation while the parent is still living through compassionately helping them empty the family home, The Estate Lady® gives invaluable tips on negotiating the inevitable disputes, avoiding exploitation from scam artists, and eventually closing the chapter of their lives in a way that preserves relationships and maximizes value of assets.

Landmines in the Path of the Believer: Avoiding the Hidden Dangers

by Charles F. Stanley

Satan doesn't usually hit us with an all-out frontal attack. It's the subtle landmines that do the most damage. They're hidden just below life's surface, and at the slightest misstep-BOOM! Suddenly you find yourself flown right off the path, feeling separated from God and His blessings, humiliated, estranged from the love and respect of friends and family. Dr. Charles Stanley addresses nine main landmines that every Christian needs to be able to identify: Pride Jealousy and Envy Insecurity Compromise Unforgiveness Disappointment Fear Immorality Laziness Life may be a minefield, but that doesn't mean you have to live in fear. Dr. Stanley spells out the biblical principles for avoiding and defusing each of these landmines. In the midst of spiritual warfare, this book is a call to live in the strong peace of God.

Epic: The Story God Is Telling

by John Eldredge

Life, for most of us, feels like a movie we've arrived to forty minutes late. Sure, good things happen, sometimes beautiful things. But tragic things happen too. What does it mean? We find ourselves in the middle of a story that is sometimes wonderful, sometimes awful, usually a confusing mixture of both, and we haven't a clue how to make sense of it all. No wonder we keep losing heart. We need to know the rest of the story. For when we were born, we were born into the midst of a great story begun before the dawn of time. A story of adventure, of risk and loss, heroism . . . and betrayal. A story where good is warring against evil, danger lurks around every corner, and glorious deeds wait to be done. Think of all those stories you've ever loved--there's a reason they stirred your heart. They've been trying to tell you about the true Epic ever since you were young. There is a larger story And you have a crucial role to play.

Deeper Water: A Tides of Truth Novel (Tides of Truth #1)

by Robert Whitlow

The Tides of Truth novels follow one lawyer's passionate pursuit of truth in matters of life and the law.In the murky waters of Savannah's shoreline, a young law student is under fire as she tries her first case at a prominent and established law firm. A complex mix of betrayal and deception quickly weaves its way through the case and her life, as she uncovers dark and confusing secrets about the man she's defending--and the senior partners of the firm. How deep will the conspiracy run? Will she have to abandon her true self to fulfill a higher calling? And how far will she have to go to discover the truth behind a tragic cold case?

Wait for Me: Rediscovering the Joy of Purity in Romance

by Rebecca James

A call to young people to remain sexually pure until marriage.Everyone longs to be loved deeply by someone, and Rebecca St. James is no different, as demonstrated by her hit song "Wait for Me." In this revised and updated version of the 2002 release, Rebecca shares the same desires as other young people as her resolve to remain sexually pure until marriage is not common in our society.Using Scripture, pop culture, and her own experience as a point of reference, Rebecca paints a relevant and appealing picture of the value of waiting. But Rebecca also reaches out with compassion to those who have already made mistakes and reveals the mercy and healing that God brings. The new editon of this bestseller includes: a fresh design (inside and out) with eye-catching graphics; a new introduction from Rebecca; journaling sections throughout the book; and a study guide for personal or group use.

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