The Ragamuffin Gospel

Author: Brennan Manning
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 9781601422125
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Are you bedraggled, beat-up, burnt-out? Most of us believe in God’s grace—in theory. But somehow we can’t seem to apply it in our daily lives. We continue to see Him as a small-minded bookkeeper, tallying our failures and successes on a score sheet. Yet God gives us His grace, willingly, no matter what we’ve done. We come to Him as ragamuffins—dirty, bedraggled, and beat-up. And when we sit at His feet, He smiles upon us, the chosen objects of His “furious love.” Brennan Manning’s now-classic meditation on grace and what it takes to access it—simple honesty—has changed thousands of lives. Now with a Ragamuffin’s thirty-day spiritual journey guide, it will change yours, too. Includes a 30-Day Spiritual Journey Guide! “Brennan Manning does a masterful job of blowing the dust off of shop-worn theology and allowing God’s grace to do what only God’s grace can do—amaze.” -Max Lucado, Bestselling author of The Gift for All People

The Ragamuffin Gospel Visual Edition

Author: Brennan Manning
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 9781590525128
Size: 12.39 MB
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Manning's original bestselling message about God's love comes to life through the provocative photographs, illustrations, and other attractive images throughout this visual book.

Prodigal Me

Author: JJ Watson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312479582
Size: 30.60 MB
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I had wanted to die before. This, however, was the first time in my forty-four years that I needed it. I grasped the wheel and made up my mind to veer into the lane of the next semi headed my way. I thought little about who would be left behind or what they might say. My desire to die was too great to consider such selfless thoughts. Minutes passed until familiar headlights tumbled over the horizon. This was it. The pain would soon be gone. The shame would be silenced. Fear would finally be vanquished. My sweaty grip tightened as the lights quickly approached. My weakened voice began to mumble, "Oh, God, no. Oh, God, no. Oh, God, no." I felt my forearms cringe, closed my eyes and...the thunderous sound of the rig roared by me like a threatening lion. I immediately pulled to the side of the road, gasping for air and sobbing uncontrollably. And for the first time in quite a while I cried out to the Father I left behind, begging for help. This is the remarkable story of what happened next.

Breaking The Rules Trading Performance For Intimacy With God Large Print 16pt

Author: Fil Anderson
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458732118
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After years of living with a set of religious demands that he could never live up to, Fil Anderson found himself spiritually bankrupt and emotionally drained. Following a crash-and-burn in professional ministry, he experienced relief in learning to be with God rather than doing for God. Instead of desperation, he found healing, and a rich new life with God.In Breaking the Rules, Fil invites us to explore what happens when good religion turns bad. At such times we are weighed down with expectations of what it takes to be ""right with God""--whether it is the expectations of others, holding up under pressure, fixing what's wrong or accomplishing big things for God.When we set aside this false agenda, we find the courage to confess our fears and insecurities. We taste the depths of God's love for us. Here is an opportunity to quit trusting in your own ability to live for God, and simply trust in God instead.

Immeasurably More

Author: Cris Rogers
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 0857216384
Size: 64.15 MB
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We box Jesus in. We say, ‘This is how he works.’ In answer to all the ways we aim to control, define and understand him, Jesus reminds us that he has immeasurably more to offer. How often do we feel like we are at the end of our energy? Not only physically and emotionally, but also spiritually? Some of us have been running this race for so long that we feel dangerously dehydrated. Jesus is calling all of us into a radical empowered life that we couldn't ever achieve in our own strength. Jesus tells his church that there is Immeasurably More on offer than just a religious life, a good life or a moral life. There is more to offer our families and friends, more to offer our neighbourhoods. Jesus offers us an immeasurably more powerful and beautiful life.To a dehydrated church, Jesus announces... MORE is always on offer.

Time To Talk About Dying

Author: Fred Grewe
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784508462
Size: 28.17 MB
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Presenting clergy and chaplains with unique therapeutic tools for helping senior adults enrich their later years, this book gives advice on how to strengthen relationships, find meaning in life and feel comfortable approaching life's final chapter. It guides clergy and chaplains through how to effectively conduct "Soul Legacy" projects, in which older people reflect on what they want to leave behind for their loved ones and how they want to be remembered after they die. It enables older people to pay loved ones personal tributes and show them how important they are. By focusing on others rather than the self, it provides comfort for loved ones as well as the senior adult, prevents loneliness and negative feelings about ageing, and helps adults gradually become comfortable with the challenges of approaching the end of life.

Restore

Author: Vince Antonucci
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496418891
Size: 61.68 MB
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What should we do when we feel stuck in life? You know how it feels. There’s a hurt in your past that is hard to get beyond. There’s a bad habit that’s difficult to break. There’s a setback that is just too tough to overcome. We all have our own unique situations in which we feel “stuck.” Americans’ favorite suggestions for how to fix our lives—self-help programs, self-esteem techniques, or simple willpower—leave many of us ceaselessly spinning our wheels and feeling just as “stuck” as ever. Vince Antonucci knows what this feels like, and he knows many who have struggled to fix their lives with these dead-end methods. He struggled to get past the pain of a neglectful and angry father. It wasn’t until Vince decided to go through a recovery and rehab course, focused on God, that he learned ways to break free of that hurt and to live in God’s future. Today, when someone walks through the doors of Vince’s innovative church, located just off the Las Vegas Strip, he offers a Restore class as one of three core classes that every member takes. He knows how important it is to learn to break free of these old hurts and bad habits. The essence of that popular class is contained in this book. Move past your past, heal your hurts, and break your bad habits.

Faithquakes

Author: Leonard Sweet
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780687015160
Size: 79.23 MB
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Showing how future trends will have both a positive and a negative impact on the church and its ministry, Leonard Sweet provides unconventional, disturbing glimpses into the future that must be grasped by church leaders. Sweet tells us why "the church is the last hope for saving our families, our cities, our businesses, and the earth." Issues addressed include: how to pursue a more effective, "go and tell" evangelism that reaches the "cocooning" culture; how to rekindle Christian imagination through sensuality, virtual reality, and energized prayer, music, or spiritual experience; what the church should do to enhance families and develop spiritual leadership among women and elders in the congregation; and, how the church can celebrate open house for all of God's people.

Thin Again

Author: Arthur Halliday
Publisher: Spire Books
ISBN: 9780800786694
Size: 61.43 MB
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Thin Again goes beyond trendy, short-term weight control plans to treat the root issue of most eating problems: We try to satisfy our souls, as well as our bodies, with food. As the Hallidays explain, we all crave intimacy, security, and acceptance. When these needs are not met, we often turn to substitutes such as food.

Keeping Your Dreams Alive

Author: Doug Murren
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780884192794
Size: 77.14 MB
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Author Doug Murren shows how the life of Joseph is a practical model for today's dreamers. With a dash of humor, Murren uses Joseph's story to show that: some dream "seeds" need to be buried before they can grow; you don't have God's dreams--they have you; your greatest dreams could (should) outlive you; great dreamers start from the end and work backwards; and dreams thrive under heat.