8 Is Enough

Author: Shannon Alford
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1621363236
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When the five Schwartz children tragically lost both parents in three years, their aunt Shannon Alford learned the true meaning of living worship. With three kids of their own, Shannon and her husband, Sion, became the guardians of all five grieving children, leaving their home bursting at the seams with eight kids between the ages of five and fifteen. Join the Alford-Schwartz family as they relive their journey of healing and divine provision. Complete with inspirational words from each precious child, 8 Is Enough will touch your heart and remind you that no matter what you are facing, God will make all things work together for your good.

Divine Detours

Author: Sion Alford
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0997429828
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a book about the dream that God places within each believer to fulfill His mission in our lives. However, sometimes God interrupts our dream because he knows we need to grow, learn, and mature. During those times, we can focus on God’s glory and our humility. Sion opens his own life to reflect on these themes. Through his years of ministry service, God has taught him about these lessons. God gives His most precious gifts; however, then He leads us to an altar and asks us to lay down everything, including His own fulfillment of the promises He gave to us. Does this sound crazy? It seems counterintuitive, as if it doesn’t make sense. When God is the hero of the story, it never ends in death. In fact, it is quite the opposite. God’s stories always end in resurrection and life. Just as the cross wasn’t the end for our Savior, the death of your dream isn’t the end for you. The death of your dream opens the doorway to something better, more real, and more life-giving.

AARP Faith Hope and Healing

Author: Bernie Siegel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111824379X
Format: PDF, Docs
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AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. In Faith, Hope, and Healing, Bernie Siegel shares the inspiring stories of people who have experienced cancer and found deeper faith, hope, joy, and healing through the process. Grouped into sections on faith, hope, and healing, these stories and Siegel's insightful commentaries will encourage and help readers to develop an attitude and personality that survivors share, while also offering myriad ways to get through difficult times and discover the gifts that illness can bring into a person's life. In this book, Siegel reveals what these people's experiences tell us about our common strengths and humanity and how to live an authentic, fulfilling life. "I regard Bernie Siegel as one of the greatest healers of our time." --Deepak Chopra

Glimpses of Heaven

Author: Trudy Harris RN
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1493406299
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Drawn from her decades of experience as a hospice nurse, Trudy Harris shares stories that offer an incredible glimpse at what lies beyond this world--ethereal music, colors that did not exist on earth, angels, and loved ones who have gone on before. She has been with hundreds of patients as they took their last breaths and knows the kinds of questions that both the dying and their loved ones ask: What happens when we die? What should I say to a loved one who is dying? How can I make a dying friend feel safe? The stories she shares will bring the reader comfort and peace even amidst pain. Tender, heartbreaking, and eye-opening, this expanded edition of the New York Times bestseller offers more incredible windows into the world beyond and life after death.

An Unseen Angel

Author: Alissa Parker
Publisher: Ensign Peak
ISBN: 9781629722795
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As the mother of one of the children who died at Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, Alissa Parker had her world shattered by a mass murderer's rampage. She was left to make sense of her daughter's life and death and to rebuild, seeking a deeply spiritual path to carry on with her life and find new meaning and purpose. As a co-founder of SafeandSoundSchools.org, a touring national advocacy group that helps people take action to make schools safer, Alissa has talked to hundreds of parents around the country about her ordeal and how she was able to endure the unspeakable horror of Sandy Hook. An Unseen Angeltakes readers though Alissa's complete journey, chronicling the moment-by-moment account of the day that began with every parent's worst nightmare: hearing, "There's been a shooting at your child's school." It follows her faith-filled spiritual path to coping, healing, forgiving, and eventually feeling gratitude for the life and love of her daughter Emilie. She describes a bond of love between a mother and daughter that is so profound it transcends the physical body and touches Alissa and the people who loved Emilie who feel her presence every day. And she articulates her deep Christian faith, which guided the answers to Alissa's gut-wrenching, post-tragedy questioning: "Where is Emilie now?" "Can love transcend the physical body?" "How can I know that Emilie is in a better place?" "How do I deal with the 'here and now' when the pain and anger I feel is so overwhelming?" This is the first book about the school-shooting tragedies with a focus on faith and spirituality. As we learn Alissa's story, we are introduced to a special little girl who was wise beyond her years and whose lessons about life and the transcendent power of love continued even after she had passed away."

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453279911
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach for your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you.

Plain Faith

Author: Ora Jay and Irene Eash
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310336856
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This is the true story of Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, Amish farmers from northwest Montana whose lives changed in an instant when a semi-truck struck the family buggy, killing their two young daughters. After the accident, the couple turned to their Amish community for comfort, but they remained haunted by the thought that they might not see their girls again in heaven. Would their deeds be good enough? Eventually Ora-Jay and Irene learned that grace—not works—was enough to ensure their place in eternity. But with that knowledge came the realization that they could no longer live in an Amish community that didn’t share this precious belief. Could they sever their connection to the Amish family they loved? This is the story of their journey to the hope that is heaven, a hope stronger than the loss of children, family, and a way of life. Fans of Amish fiction will appreciate such a real-life look into the Amish community, co-written by bestselling author Tricia Goyer, and readers of all kinds will resonate with this tale of courage, resilience, and the redemption found in the grace of Jesus.

The Insanity of God

Author: Nik Ripken
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433673088
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Presents stories of persecuted Christians whose faith in Christ was not diminished by adverse circumstances, and the lessons that the author took from those stories and applied to his own beliefs about the sufficiency of God.

Therefore I Have Hope

Author: Cameron Cole
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433558807
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"Throughout the journey of my worst nightmare—my descent into a dark, sad valley—the Holy Spirit would remind me of truths that comforted my soul and sustained my life." After the sudden death of their three-year-old son, Cameron Cole and his wife found themselves clinging to Christ through twelve key theological truths—truths that became their lifeline in the midst of unthinkable grief. Weaving together their own story of tragic loss and abiding faith, Cole explores these twelve life-giving truths to offer hope and comfort to those in the midst of tragedy.

Everlasting Green

Author: Patrick Seamus O'Hara
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615811895
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A son struggling with his father's death. A man questioning his ability to fulfill the Gospel call to love. A priest who can no longer pretend to be something that he is not. These are the common struggles of mankind, expressed in eleven stories of faith, hope, and charity, including the 2012 Writer's Digest Inspirational Short Story winner: THE SONG OF THE SAW-WHET OWL.Patrick Seamus O'Hara is a gifted story teller, with the ability to touch your heart and make you ponder your own journey through this wonderful and confusing thing we call life!