Keeping Hope Alive

Author: Lewis Smedes
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418585106
Size: 25.92 MB
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In this fearful and cynical age, when doom-and-gloomers forecast catastrophe and fearmongers try to get us to hedge our bets on the future with insurance policies and safety nets, we need to rediscover real hope. Lewis Smedes says, "Hope is as native to our spirits as thinking is to our brain. Keep hoping, and you keep living. Stop hoping, and you start dying." He shows how hope powers every good thing we accomplish and helps us overcome every bad thing we encounter. He talks about how to keep hope alive in difficult times, discern false hope from true hope, and move beyond worry to trust in God.

The One Year Book Of Encouragement

Author: Harold Myra
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414346908
Size: 24.70 MB
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The One Year Book of Encouragement is a collection of insights from assorted Christian authors, past and present—from Oswald Chambers and Philip Yancey to John Calvin and John Wesley. Draw encouragement every day from the wisdom of the ages with this One Year book—it’s bound to be a classic!

Fluid With God

Author: David J. Lynden
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512739456
Size: 60.53 MB
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The relationship with God is not a clich, but it does present its challenges. What if the struggle to connect with God has less to do with His invisibility and more to do with our spiritual autism- our confusion with God and subsequent retreat to religious routines? What if God is trying to connect with us much like a parent works to connect with their autistic child? Through the cover-to-cover story of the Bible, practical aids and his own experiences with his son, Micah, the author offers a pathway towards genuine eye contact with God.

Keeping Hope Alive

Author: Lewis B. Smedes
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
ISBN: 9780785268802
Size: 20.35 MB
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Helping readers move beyond worry and fear, this easy-to-understand book helps them embrace the future with hope.

For The Beauty Of The Earth Engaging Culture

Author: Steven Bouma-Prediger
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781585583140
Size: 30.22 MB
Format: PDF
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Caring for the environment is a growing interest among evangelicals. This award-winning book provides the most thorough evangelical treatment available on a theology of creation care. "Authentic Christian faith requires ecological obedience," writes Steven Bouma-Prediger. He urges Christians to acknowledge their responsibility and privilege as stewards of the earth. The second edition has been substantially revised and updated with the latest scientific and environmental research.

How Can It Be All Right When Everything Is All Wrong

Author: Lewis B. Smedes
Publisher: Shaw
ISBN: 9780877883586
Size: 70.58 MB
Format: PDF
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"Faith does not break lose in my head with a whooping, 'Hurrah for God!' Believing sneaks into my soul while my head is saying, 'My God, where were you when I needed you?'" Lewis Smedes does not explain away pain or deny that things get bad and that life is hard. Instead he helps us move beyond a disheartening present by being open to God and the certainty that things are, somehow, fundamentally right. This book is about grace. Grace is the courage to go on believing in the presence of suffering and death. This is real believing, not just the intellectual kind. "The thinking part is not all that hard. IT is the feeling part that comes hard, the part that lets you know in the deep places of your soul that it is all right even when your head tells you everything is ghastly."

Love Within Limits

Author: Lewis B. Smedes
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802817532
Size: 42.70 MB
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Strengthening The Heartbeat

Author: Thomas J. Sergiovanni
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787965440
Size: 56.84 MB
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Study after study has concluded that no matter how competently managed a school may be, it is the bringing together of leadership and learning that makes the difference between ordinary and extraordinary performance.? Strengthening the Heartbeat offers leaders a clear and compelling way to help their schools achieve extraordinary results.? The proven principles outlined in this book can help any school build a culture of leadership and learning.? Thomas J. Sergiovanni?a leading thinker in the educational leadership arena?shows how a strong heartbeat is a school's best defense against the obstacles leaders face as they work to change schools for the better.? But strengthening the heartbeat of schools requires that we rethink what leadership is, how leadership works, what leadership's relationship is to learning, and why we need to practice both leadership and learning together.?Filled with illustrative examples, Strengthening the Heartbeat shows how to build trust that leads to the creation of a vision and the building of a covenant that brings together principals, teachers, parents, and students to honor shared values, goals, and beliefs.? When leaders are able to strengthen the heartbeat, their schools become stronger and more resilient.? These qualities help leaders to share the burdens of leadership with others, to create collaborative cultures, and to be continuous learners.? Leadership inevitably involves change and change inevitably involves learning.? Using this book, school leaders will have the tools they need to make their schools the best they can be.

A Pretty Good Person

Author: Lewis B. Smedes
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
ISBN: 9780060674106
Size: 29.26 MB
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Stories and reflections assist readers in attaining the simple virtues necessary for self-fulfillment and satisfying the urge to be good