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CU WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE?: Making the Most of What You Have

by John Foppe

John Foppe, born without arms, has faced obstacles-both physical and emotional-his entire life. While some see his condition as a debilitating handicap, John disagrees. "Our only handicaps are those mental and emotional ones that prevent us from participating fully in life."John is a creative problem solver, and his inspiring story will enable you to see that the only things preventing you from accomplishing your goals are self-imposed limitations. His education in clinical social work and his experience as a professional speaker give him unique insight on overcoming adversity. Here he reveals how to break through negative thinking and allow God to empower you to do great things.

Won by Love

by Norma Mccorvey

In Roe v. Wade, perhaps the most controversial United States Supreme Court decision, Norma McCorvey fought for and won the right to secure an abortion. Though she never had an abortion, under the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma reluctantly became the poster child for the pro-choice movement. Over the next two decades, Norma experienced the grief and despair of millions of women who chose to abort their babies; she witnessed the destruction of thousands of human lives in abortion clinics where she worked; and the "champion: of the pro-choice movement was soon being crushed by the weight of so much death, and so many ill-considered "choices." Finally, she began to break. She found out that the real choice she had been burdened with was not about abortion but about eternal life. It was a choice that would shock the world and change Norma's life forever.

Friendship for Grown-Ups: What I Missed and Learned Along the Way

by Lisa Whelchel

Do you long for a true friend?"Isn't that what we all want? To be seen, in all our glory, for better or worse, the good, the bad, and the ugly and still be embraced?"If only such friendships were easy to find. And keep. For Lisa Whelchel and millions of others, friendship is a challenge. The vulnerability, trust, balance, grace, and time required to develop and maintain strong friendships do not come easily.Growing up as an actress in Hollywood, there were few people Lisa could trust, and even fewer to guide her. By the time she reached adulthood, she had learned to be self-sufficient. She was strong, she was "safe," and she was lonely.One day, Lisa found that "the desire to experience connection was stronger than the desire to be safe." She determined right then to finally understand friendship: how to create one, sustain it, and experience the sheer joy of having it. But it wasn't easy.Since then, she has traveled the ups and downs of friendship, learning about herself, others, and the kinds of friendship God designed.A speaker, teacher, and compelling storyteller, Lisa writes from her heart and her head, sharing her story and helping women understand how to cope with the strengths and weaknesses of friendship, and basing all her advice on the foundation of our ultimate relationship with the Savior.

Hand of Fate: Face Of Betrayal, Hand Of Fate, Heart Of Ice, And Eyes Of Justice (A Triple Threat Novel #2)

by Lis Wiehl

When the host of a popular radio talk show is murdered, the suspects almost outnumber his millions of listeners. Outspoken radio talk show host Jim Fate dies tragically when poisonous gas fills the studio while his polarizing show, "The Hand of Fate," is on air. The triple threat of FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges, crime reporter Cassidy Shaw, and Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce must piece together the madness, motive, and mystery of what just happened. And this time, it's personal since one of the women was secretly dating the host and has access to his home . . . as well as possible evidence. In the days following Fate's murder, these three friends confront a betrayal within the team while unearthing the not-so-public life of Jim Fate. Together, they must uncover the stunning truths behind this cold-blooded murder. "Who killed loudmouth radio guy Jim Fate? The game is afoot! Hand of Fate is a fun thriller, taking you inside the media world and the justice system--scary places to be!" --Bill O'Reilly, FOX News Anchor, Host of The O'Reilly Factor "Pulse-pounding. Major twists. Delivers big!" --Pam Veasey, Writer and Executive Producer of CSI: NY

Dancing Bones: Living Lively in the Valley

by Patsy Clairmont

We all want to live on a peaceful mountaintop where we can look down on the world below without getting hurt. With her trademark humor and style, Patsy Clairmont uses the story of "dancing bones" in Ezekiel to remind us that life in the valley can be pretty breathtaking, too. It's often in the valley that we learn and love the most. Rather than running from our troubles, Patsy says true "valley girls" find grace, freedom, and a sense of humor in the midst of turmoil.

The Refuge: The Joy Of Christian Community In A Torn-apart World

by Jim Bakker

When your world comes crashing down around you there is only one place of safety-the Refuge. Convinced that many Christians are already experiencing tough times, Jim Bakker offers hope to believers, showing how to make it through the dark nights and difficult days ahead. Security will not be in money or materialism; it will be in Christ and His family, working to overcome the obstacles in life. Drawing upon lessons he learned the hard way, Bakker encourages Christians to gather together in one accord, to bear one another's burdens, to open our hearts to a fresh outpouring of God's supernatural presence in our midst. His call for "first-century Christianity" in the twenty-first century is radical, challenging, thoroughly biblical, and inspiring.

Aim Low: Quit Often, Expect the Worst, and Other Good Advice

by Dave Dunseath

Why should you strive to aim low? Because every time you aim low, you'll feel like you've died and gone to Disneyland. You'll be in a place where you're never concerned about hard work, a place where you never feel guilty for goofing off all day, a place where nobody expects anything from you, a place where choosing to eat a third corn dog?or not?will be the hardest decision of your day.Aiming low is as easy as breathing. You can practically do it without thinking. And all the skills required to get there?like quitting or making excuses?take less time to learn than you might imagine. All you really need is this book and the stark realization that you don't really want to "be all that you can be" (what?are you crazy??that's the Army, for crying out loud). In fact, your expectations can go so low that anything you do achieve is completely surprising.Anytime you hear someone say it's a win-win situation, they either don't know all the facts or they have a stuttering problem.Admit your mistakes and you will mature and grow. Don't admit them and you might get away with it.Hope is like a crutch. Once you start relying on it, you'll be too afraid to make a move without it. Crutches are only good for two things: getting awesome parking at the mall and sympathy dates with hot chicks. Otherwise, they'll just slow you down.Whoever said nothing is easy has never tried quitting.

Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives: Rediscovering Some Old Testament Characters (Great Lives Series #9)

by Charles Swindoll

Pastor, teacher, and beloved author Charles Swindoll says, "Somehow life has taught us poorly. We're trained to think that the most significant people are star athletes, actors, and musicians--the ones we applaud, those whose autographs we seek, those who have worldly renown. "They aren't. Not really. Most often, the people really worth noting are those who turn a 'nobody' into a 'somebody' but never receive credit." What is forgotten far too often is this: Success in God's kingdom and in the church depends upon faithful people the public rarely knows. The Old Testament contains numerous fascinating stories of forgotten lives--unsung heroes whose actions, sacrifices, or battles failed to ascribe them worldly renown. These great lives, however, reveal significant people whom God honors in the pages of His Word and, therefore, deserve our serious attention and emulation. Adino took out eight hundred armed, skilled fighting men with his sword. Eleazar attacked the Philistines by himself for so long that his comrades had to pry his sword out of his grip. Shammah, while his companions ran like scared cats from their enemies, stood his ground--alone--and was victorious. And yet, did you recall any of their names? They're not on the rolls of the rich and famous. Still, they are significant. In this eighth volume of the bestselling Great Lives from God's Word series, Chuck will examine little-remembered Bible characters and events. He will help you discover biblical principles and practical applications for living so that you can be who you are in God's estimation . . . a person of true significance.

Intimate Intercession: The Sacred Joy of Praying for Others

by Tricia Rhodes

So what is the point of intercession, anyway? Author Tricia Rhodes defines intercession in vivid terms-"to stand in the gap between God and needy people, our hearts bonded to theirs as we plead their case in prayer, regardless of what they have done or haven't done to deserve God's intervention." Moses did it and saved the Israelites from God's wrath. Stephen interceded for those who stoned him. Paul prayed for countless Christians and non-believers alike. And we see intercession most extravagantly displayed through Jesus Christ, who walked the earth a friend of sinners. Tricia declares, "We are never more like Christ than when we connect with others in their pain or their sin and choose to bear their burdens in prayer. Intercession is simple, yet profound." Offering easy-to-grasp tools and truths, Intimate Intercession will show the reader how to know and to pray God's heart. Each chapter is divided into segments that provide a biblical basis, inspirational thoughts, and personal devotional exercises that will engage the reader both in connecting with God and experiencing intimacy with Him.

Flo the Lyin' Fly (Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends #2)

by Max Lucado

Telling the truth is always the best, a lesson parents are eager to teach young ones. Welcome, Flo, the Lyin' Fly, to Hermie's delightful world. Like the little boy who cried "wolf," Flo thinks it's fun to tell stories that are not true. When her friends discover they can't trust her, they refuse to believe her when there's real trouble. Drawing from Proverbs 19:5, which says no one gets away with a lie, Flo the Lyin' Fly sets out to teach children, through incredibly humorous situations the importance of telling the truth no matter what the circumstance.

Buzby, the Misbehaving Bee (Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends)

by Max Lucado

The latest adventure in Max Lucado's Hermie and Friends series has the garden in a buzz when a new neighbor comes to town. "I'm king of the bees, and I'll do as I please!" Buzby, the MIsbehaving Bee, proclaims as he zooms around the garden with no regard for The Garden Golden Rules. Buzby soon learns, however, that sometimes just doing as he pleases can be harmful and disrespectful to his new neighbors in the garden. Buzby's lesson in rule-following is brought to life through 3-D illustrations and easy-to-understand text that will have kids laughing and learning along with the quirky characters of the garden.

Leading from the Lockers

by John Maxwell

Based on John Maxwell's best-selling title Developing the Leader Within You, Leading from the Lockers offers tweens the tools they need to develop as leaders before reaching high school or college. Leadership takes many forms, and today kids are assuming roles as leaders in school, on their sports teams, in church youth groups and as peer mentors. Leading from the Lockers covers the topics of influence, priorities, integrity, problem solving, self-discipline, and peer relationships. Color pages with vignette line drawings enchance the text and give books an up-to-the-minute look.

Secrets of the Vine For Kids Book

by Bruce Wilkinson

In this version of Bruce Wilkinson's best-selling Secrets of the VineTM, "tweens" learn how God cares for them and directs their growth in the same way a Vinedresser nurtures his vineyards. Secrets of the VineTM for Kids enables children to both comprehend and apply Wilkinson's teaching of John 15 in their own lives.

Secret of the Stairs: Your Quest for Intimacy With Abba Father

by Ron Phillips

When people find themselves twisted and floundering in life's turmoil, they long for a safe haven, a place to recover. Dr. Phillips shows that this longing is for a deeper, more satisfying fellowship with the Lord. He demonstrates how we block our understanding of God with spiritual and mental preconceptions and why clearing those obstacles can open our path to a fulfilling and engaging relationship with the Father.

The Christmas Cross: A Story Of Coming Home

by Max Lucado

The Christmas Cross is a story about finding your way home for the holidays, told in the context of one man's journey in a small Texas town. Unique interactive elements inside this book-including envelopes with pullout letters and surprises-makes this a one-of-a-kind Christmas treasure.

Cure for the Common Life: Living In Your Sweet Spot (Walker Large Print Ser.)

by Max Lucado

"Sweet Spot." Ever swung a baseball bat or paddled a Ping-Pong ball? If so, you know the oh-so-nice feel of the sweet spot. Life in the sweet spot rolls like the downhill side of a downwind bike ride. But you don't have to swing a bat or a club to know this. What engineers give sports equipment, God gave you. A zone, a region, a life precinct in which you were made to dwell. He tailored the curves of your life to fit an empty space in his jigsaw puzzle. And life makes sweet sense when you find your spot. But if you're like 70 percent of working adults, you haven't found it. You don't find meaning in your work, or you don't believe your talents are used. What can you do? You're suffering from the common life, and you desperately need a cure. Best-selling author Max Lucado has found it. In Cure for the Common Life, he offers practical tools for exploring and identifying your own uniqueness, motivation to put your strengths to work, and the perfect prescription for finding and living in your sweet spot for the rest of your life.

Fatal Flaws: What Evolutionists Don't Want You to Know

by Hank Hanegraaff

As more and more so-called experts challenge what the Bible says about the creation of man, we must take aim with straightforward, Christ-centered answers.Today's generation is bombarded with theories about humankind and its origins. In Fatal Flaws, now in paperback with a study guide included, Hank Hanegraaff keeps Christians from falling prey to corrupting scientific speculation about the origins of life and reminds us that we are God's creation. This common-sense approach puts the concept of evolution in the grasp of everyday Christians and reminds us that ultimately the key to our purpose in this life comes from understanding whose we are and who created us.

Condi: The Life of a Steel Magnolia

by Mary Beth Brown

"One day I'll be in that house," said ten year old Condoleezza Rice as she gazed across the White House's expansive front lawn.Of course, Condi made good on that promise. With poise and gracefulness?combined with an iron will and determination?rarely seen in Washington, Rice has become one of the most iconic and influential figures on the world stage. This is her story.Condi provides an in-depth study of the life, faith, and achievements of one of America's most fascinating women. From her humble beginnings in segregated Alabama to her academic career, from her first days in Washington to her appointment as Secretary of State and beyond, Condi investigates Rice's rise to political prominence. Drawing from in-depth research, Mary Beth Brown explores how Condi's parents, mentors, faith, and defining moments have helped her grow into a position of power and global influence.Here is a story of inspiration, of principle, and of the limitless opportunities for those who pursue their dreams with unfailing hope and dogged determination.

This Wasn't Supposed to Happen to Me: 10 Make-or-Break Choices When Life Steals Your Dreams and Rocks Your World

by Bev Smallwood

Learn the 10 critical choices necessary for wholeness and recovery after life's tragedies and disappointments. Blending scientifically-validated psychological truths with spiritual principles, Dr. Beverly Smallwood enables readers to overcome the unexpected and unthinkable. Giving readers a roadmap of 10 major choices, she offers hope that no matter what has happened, going forward, we all have the power to choose. Through the power of choice readers will be able to move from: Denial to Reality Victimhood to Responsibility Why to How Doubt to Faith Bitterness to Forgiveness Guilt to Self-Forgiveness Depression to Grief Avoidance to Courage Isolation to Connection Powerlessness to Purpose

The Heartache No One Sees: Real Healing for a Woman's Wounded Heart

by Sheila Walsh

At a time that should have been considered the highlight of her career, Sheila Walsh admitted herself to the psychiatric wing of a Washington, D.C. hospital. Having worked for five years as cohost of The 700 Club, the years of treading water while trying to keep so much around her afloat and keep various plates spinning left her drowning in a hopeless sea of clinical depression. Despite her best efforts, she simply couldn't will herself out of it. Now more than ten years later, Sheila understands what it's like to be wounded. It has been the passion of her heart to study what God's Word has to say about this and then share her liberty with other hurting souls. Divided into three sections (Healing, Spiritual Warfare, and Relationship), this book offers readers practical steps to not only receive the healing that God offers but also to maintain the ground that Christ has restored to them.

The Gift of Forgiveness

by Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley, one of the most influential spiritual leaders of our day, shares the key to personal and even world peace in The Gift of Forgiveness. as Stanley points out that no sin is so shockingly evil it blocks God's forgiveness nor so trivial it negates the need for God's mercy, he shares the specifics of how to go about receiving and giving forgiveness.The Gift of Forgiveness reflects the heart of Stanley's teaching ministry. In this markedly helpful book, Stanley addresses such questions as how to practise a life of forgiveness in all your relationships and how to make forgiveness an ongoing, practical experience in your life.Previously published in hardcover (0840790724).

Finding Peace: God's Promise of a Life Free from Regret, Anxiety, and Fear (Thorndike Inspirational Ser.)

by Charles Stanley

In times of crisis and confusion, Dr. Charles Stanley has learned the one phrase that can carry him through: "God, You are in control." The peace he has experienced in life stems from that foundational belief. In Finding Peace, Dr. Stanley shares with readers how they, too, can experience an unshakeable peace which "passes all understanding." Filled with encouragement to lift the soul, Finding Peace offers insight on what causes us to live without God's peace in our lives, and how we can reverse course and open our hearts to receive it. Also, Stanley gives his perspective on the things that hinder peace-including the "Four Great Hallmarks of God's Peace" and "Five Essential Beliefs for a Peaceful Heart"-to put the important message of this book into concrete terms. Addressing regret, anxiety, and fear, Dr. Stanley extends hope for overcoming the obstacles that block peace with the Lord. Finally, he gives direction on learning to live a life of contentment.

What if America Were a Christian Nation Again?

by James Kennedy

America is in the throes of a cultural war-one that threatens us from within and without. So-called "progressive" individuals and organizations are falsely using the words of our founding fathers to achieve the antithesis of their design for our nation. The first Americans sought freedom of religion; today we face freedom from religion. The framers of the constitution sought liberty; modern interpretations promote licentiousness. The early settlers believed in absolute morality; today's liberals advocate relative morality. What if America Were a Christian Nation Again? offers encouragement about God's providential hand on our nation-and hope that it's not too late to save. The authors provide a specific blueprint to preserve and restore our country to its original intent. In three sections (Where We Came From, Where We Are, Where Are We Going), they offer concrete examples from history, in-depth analysis of current conditions, and strategies for developing "a new birth of freedom."

Alaska Twilight: Alaska Twilight, Fire Dancer, Abomination, Anathema (Thorndike Christian Mystery Ser.)

by Colleen Coble

"You hide behind your camera instead of stepping out and engaging life with both hands. You're so afraid you'll fail at something, you won't even try."For some people, Alaska is a breathtaking wilderness adventure, full of light and beauty. For Haley, it is a dangerous world of dark dreams and tortured memories. On the surface, she's here to document wildlife activist Kipp Nowak's bear encounters. But her real reason is to unearth the truth about a past murder. The suspense mounts when another body turns up, and Haley beginst to wonder if the tragedies she experienced in the past are connected to the dangers and mysterious incidents of the present. From behind her camera, Haley observes it all, including Tank Lassiter, the wildlife biologist who has been forced to lead Kipp and his team into the Alaskan backcountry. As she watches him with his work, she feels a growing attraction. It will take great courage and faith to confront the truth she once ran away from. Before it's over, Haley may be viewing herself from an entirely new angle.Alaska Twilight is the story of a young woman's emergence from the shadows of past sorrow into the light of forgiveness and grace.

How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life (Walker Large Print Ser.)

by Mark Victor Hansen Art Linkletter

Baby Boomer Alert! Get ready for the next prime of your life! Today we're living so much longer and more productively that age sixty has truly become the new age forty-the prime of life when our careers are in full swing, our minds are at their most creative, and our passions burn their hottest. -Mark Victor Hansen and Art Linkletter So how do we ensure that our bodies remain fit, our minds alert and creative, our finances stable-even growing-throughout our senior years? TV icon Art Linkletter (incredibly active in several enterprises at the age of 94) and Chicken Soup for the Soul® cocreator Mark Victor Hansen team up to show us how.Much more than a pep talk about maintaining a youthful attitude in our Second Prime, How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life provides tools we can use: strategies, self-tests, worksheets and resources, plus dozens of inspiring stories and humorous anecdotes. Woven together by the authors' own invincible spirits, these empowering principles come alive as Hansen and Linkletter motivate us to find greater purpose and passion in what we do, making the rest of our lives the best ever.

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