Breathing Eden

Author: Jennifer J. Camp
Publisher: Zeal Books
ISBN: 9780997066944
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Breathing Eden invites readers to listen to forty raw, honest, heartbreaking, and encouraging conversations between women and God, and to hear him whisper hope and peace in response.What must it have been like, walking in the garden, talking with God? What would it be like to share our troubles and joys openly with him, to breathe the fresh garden air, to see the light shining through the trees? What would it be like to hear his voice responding to our questions? How might knowing God's view on our stories heal our wounds and renew our hope? No matter our circumstances, we all need God's perspective on our lives. We need to know how he sees us. Come on, girl, he says. Let my light shine in. Breathing Eden is forty raw, honest, heartbreaking and encouraging conversations between women and God. These prayers are like our own: full of pain, celebration, anxiety, and joy. Each one helps the reader hear God whisper love and hope into their lives. And after each story, Jennifer offers readers a guided invitation to listen for what God is saying to them. In these pages, readers will find hope and fresh perspectives. It's an invitation to come. Breathe Eden.

7 Days Of Soul Care

Author: Dolly M Lee
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998054704
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Do you battle fear? Or do you feel like your life is too ordinary? Or do you wonder if God really loves, let alone likes you? What if you could discover how to let God do the extraordinary with your ordinary by connecting with God in your everyday moments? 7 Days of Soul Care is a compact and powerful resource for life change. It is the voice of the wise friend offering counsel, providing real-life encouragement, and whispering the truth of your identity in Christ. This guide provides the practical tools you need to step forward and move deeper in accepting and living out the freedom Christ says is yours. -Jennifer J. Camp, author of Breathing Eden: Conversations with God on Light, Fresh Air, and New Things This compact book invites you to a deeper relationship with God through creative stories, thoughtful questions, and rich prayers. This book dares the reader to believe his or her amazing identity as God's beloved. Learn how to partner with God in your everyday moments. Holley Gerth, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of You're Already Amazing endorses this book: "Dolly's words help us stop striving and instead lean into the grace, love, and intimacy we truly need and only God can give." Let 7 Days of Soul Care kickstart a lifetime habit of connecting with God in your everyday moments so you can live a life with more hope, confidence, and joy. Don't settle for less than what God wants to give you, which is a fuller experience of His love for you. Let Dolly share with you what she's learned through her own journey of overcoming fear and the wisdom gleaned from her mentors.

The Case For God

Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0307372952
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From the bestselling author of A History of God and The Great Transformation comes a balanced, nuanced understanding of the role religion plays in human life and the trajectory of faith in modern times. Why has God become incredible? Why is it that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God in a way that veers so profoundly from the thinking of our ancestors? Moving from the Paleolithic Age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the lengths to which humankind has gone to experience a sacred reality that it called God, Brahman, Nirvana, Allah, or Dao. She examines the diminished impulse toward religion in our own time when a significant number of people either want nothing to do with God or question the efficacy of faith. With her trademark depth of knowledge and profound insight, Armstrong elucidates how the changing world has necessarily altered the importance of religion at both societal and individual levels. And she makes a powerful, convincing argument for structuring a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age. From the Hardcover edition.

Loop

Author: Jennifer J. Camp
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989984843
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"Loop is just beautiful-a rich, inviting collection of love letters from our Father in heaven to his daughters on earth." Shauna Niequist, author of Bread and Wine "Reminiscent of Jesus Calling, Loop beckons us into the heart of the Father." Emily Wierenga, author of Atlas Girl "This beautiful devotional is like a whisper from God straight to our hearts." Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of Love Idol "These are deep and startling pages, just what our souls need." Nancy Ortberg, author of Looking for God We women are busy. Busy trying hard. Busy working to do things right. What would it be like if we heard words, just for us, reminding us what is most true about our identities, about our life, about God? Would life be different then? Would we be different? Can you imagine? Loop is a one year, twice-a-week, Christian devotional for busy women. It is a collection of whispers to women, encouraging them to lead lives that are less "filled" with things to do and check lists to complete and more "full" of love from God. Loop is for women who are busy. Women who are weary. Women who are lost. Women who are finally ready to lay down their burdens. Women who are eager to abandon the lies they've been believing-about God, about themselves, about how they are made and what they are designed to do. Loop is written for you.

The Wild Trees

Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588366030
Size: 20.81 MB
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Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained–the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have been destroyed by logging, but the untouched fragments that remain are among the great wonders of nature. The biggest redwoods have trunks up to thirty feet wide and can rise more than thirty-five stories above the ground, forming cathedral-like structures in the air. Until recently, redwoods were thought to be virtually impossible to ascend, and the canopy at the tops of these majestic trees was undiscovered. In The Wild Trees, Richard Preston unfolds the spellbinding story of Steve Sillett, Marie Antoine, and the tiny group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists that found a lost world above California, a world that is dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and unexplored. The canopy voyagers are young–just college students when they start their quest–and they share a passion for these trees, persevering in spite of sometimes crushing personal obstacles and failings. They take big risks, they ignore common wisdom (such as the notion that there’s nothing left to discover in North America), and they even make love in hammocks stretched between branches three hundred feet in the air. The deep redwood canopy is a vertical Eden filled with mosses, lichens, spotted salamanders, hanging gardens of ferns, and thickets of huckleberry bushes, all growing out of massive trunk systems that have fused and formed flying buttresses, sometimes carved into blackened chambers, hollowed out by fire, called “fire caves.” Thick layers of soil sitting on limbs harbor animal and plant life that is unknown to science. Humans move through the deep canopy suspended on ropes, far out of sight of the ground, knowing that the price of a small mistake can be a plunge to one’s death. Preston’s account of this amazing world, by turns terrifying, moving, and fascinating, is an adventure story told in novelistic detail by a master of nonfiction narrative. The author shares his protagonists’ passion for tall trees, and he mastered the techniques of tall-tree climbing to tell the story in The Wild Trees–the story of the fate of the world’s most splendid forests and of the imperiled biosphere itself. From the Hardcover edition.

Island Of A Thousand Mirrors

Author: Nayomi Munaweera
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 146684227X
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Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, Yasodhara's and her siblings' lives are shaped by social hierarchies, their parents' ambitions, teenage love and, subtly, the differences between Tamil and Sinhala people; but the peace is shattered by the tragedies of war. Yasodhara's family escapes to Los Angeles. But Yasodhara's life has already become intertwined with a young Tamil girl's... Saraswathie is living in the active war zone of Sri Lanka, and hopes to become a teacher. But her dreams for the future are abruptly stamped out when she is arrested by a group of Sinhala soldiers and pulled into the very heart of the conflict that she has tried so hard to avoid – a conflict that, eventually, will connect her and Yasodhara in unexpected ways. Nayomi Munaweera's Island of a Thousand Mirrors is an emotionally resonant saga of cultural heritage, heartbreaking conflict and deep family bonds. Narrated in two unforgettably authentic voices and spanning the entirety of the decades-long civil war, it offers an unparalleled portrait of a beautiful land during its most difficult moment by a spellbinding new literary talent who promises tremendous things to come.

Invention

Author: Justin J. Camp
Publisher: Elevate Publishing
ISBN: 1945449276
Size: 49.47 MB
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There is an unnamed feeling that haunts most men. It’s a sense that there’s more to life than the day-to-day existence we’re living now. But the culture of this world—ambition and greed and fear—teaches us to ignore that feeling. Our culture nudges us toward isolation and insecurity, boredom and fatigue, selfishness and survival. It teaches us to keep our heads down, to follow the system, to man up and power through—because that's what we men are supposed to do. So we silence our questions—Is this really all there is? Wasn’t I made for more? But we are designed for more. The universe's Inventor designed us like he designed the world: with passion and precision and purpose. He made us for confidence and significance, joy and relationship. He made us to be part of something massive and majestic, to contribute to his work of remaking the world. He made us to play vital parts in his Kingdom. But the one ruling this world now is a vicious enemy, hell-bent on keeping us from becoming the men we’re meant to become, and from doing the things we’re meant to do. This enemy spins lies that convince us into distraction and dependence—on alcohol, drugs, pornography, and success-at-all-cost. Can we see past these lies? Can we begin living the way we’re meant to live? Jesus said, "I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of." (MSG, John 10:10) He said that about us. Invention is an invitation to join a band of renegades and revolutionaries, change-makers and troublemakers—men who don’t accept the world as it is, because they know they’re made for something better. It’s a guide to living with the depth and purpose God made us for. It will help you see the lies that obscure God’s intention for you and reconnect with God’s design for your life. Is this really all there is? No. There’s so much more. Come and see. Justin Camp is the co-founder of Gather Ministries and bestselling author of WiRE: A One-Year, Twice-a-Week Devotional for Busy Men.

None Like Him

Author: Jen Wilkin
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433549867
Size: 50.69 MB
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God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible. We're not. And that's a good thing. Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone. Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God's limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.

The Year Of Living Biblically

Author: A. J. Jacobs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743291484
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Documents the author's quest to live one year in literal compliance with biblical rules, from being fruitful and multiplying to growing a beard and avoiding mixed-fiber clothing.

Torn To Heal

Author: Mike Leake
Publisher: Cruciform Press
ISBN:
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