One Way Love

Author: Tullian Tchividjian
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 0781410894
Format: PDF, ePub
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Real life is long on law and short on grace—the demands never stop, the failures pile up, and fear sets in. Life requires many things from us—a stable marriage, successful children, a certain quality of life. Anyone living inside the guilt, anxiety, and uncertainty of daily life knows that the weight of life is heavy. We are all in need of some relief. Bestselling author Tullian Tchividjian is convinced our exhausted world needs a fresh encounter with God's inexhaustible grace—His one-way love. Sadly, however, Christianity is perceived as being a vehicle for good behavior and clean living—and the judgments that result from them—rather than the only recourse for those who have failed over and over and over again. Tchividjian convincingly shows that Christianity is not about good people getting better. If anything, it is good news for bad people coping with their failure to be good. In this "manifesto," Tchividjian calls the church back to the heart of the Christian faith—grace. It is time for us to abandon our play-it-safe religion, and to get drunk on grace. Two hundred-proof, unflinching grace. It’s shocking and scary, unnatural and undomesticated … but it is also the only thing that can set us free and light the church—and the world—on fire.

Grace in Practice

Author: Paul F. M. Zahl
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802828973
Format: PDF, ePub
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Grace in Practice is a challenging call to live life under grace -- a concept most Christians secretly have trouble with. Paul Zahl pulls no punches, contending that no matter how often we talk about salvation by grace, in our "can-do" society we often cling instead to a righteousness of works. Asserting throughout that grace always trumps both law and church, Zahl illuminates an expansive view of grace in everything, extending the good news of grace to all creation. Conversationally written and filled with fascinating insights, Grace in Practice will reward any Christian who seeks to understand the full measure of God's grace and the total freedom it offers.

If Love Could Think

Author: Alon Gratch
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307338126
Format: PDF
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A groundbreaking book about why the one thing we all fear—ambivalence—is the one thing we must accept to find lasting love. If Love Could Think is an entertaining and practical book that addresses with warmth and intelligence the age-old question relevant to any stage of a relationship: why does love go wrong, and what can we do to make it right? After many years of treating patients with relationship problems, psychologist Alon Gratch has identified seven common patterns of failed love. These patterns include, for example, narcissistic love, when a person has so idealized the partner and the relationship that they can’t possibly continue to measure up; one-way love, when a person loves someone who doesn’t return that love; triangular love, when a third party, be it a mother, an affair, or a job is involved in the relationship; and forbidden love, the kind of relationship that is generally off-limits, such as when a teacher dates a student. In If Love Could Think, Gratch shows us that all of these patterns stem from one fundamental problem—our own ambivalence. With his trademark combination of depth and humor, and using many individual stories as engaging examples, Gratch walks us through the ways we get stuck in these patterns. In each case we are looking for perfect or ideal love. Every pattern creates an obstacle so we don’t have to face our own ambivalence about the relationship or the other person. But humans aren’t perfect, so no matter how wonderful love can be, there is no such thing as pure love. Ambivalence implies the existence not only of love but also of anger, disapproval, or disappointment. As Dr. Gratch shows, there are really only two choices: accept ambivalence as part of any loving relationship, or continue to repeat the patterns of illusory love. Happily, using a simple yet powerful three-step approach, If Love Could Think helps readers to use their own minds to break these patterns of failed relationships and find real and lasting love. From the Hardcover edition.

Unconditional Love A Love That Lasts

Author: Long Ho
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312407158
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Abundance comes from love. When we love our health, we take better care of our health. When we love our family, we spend time with them and see greatness in them. Unconditional Love has three stages. The first stage is love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. The second stage is it is one way. No matter what other people do to you, whether they hurt you or make you feel pain, you love them for who they are. God loves sinners not sins. We all make mistakes in our lives, and we all sin. No matter what we do, God loves us and He will always love us for who we are. The third stage is give to love. Jesus expressed His willingness to give up His life to love us. He was willing to give everything to love His people. When we love people unconditionally, we have to be willing to give what we have to love them.

Is It My Fault

Author: Lindsey A. Holcomb
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802485618
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Is it My Fault? proclaims the gospel of healing and hope to victims who know too well the depths of destruction and the overwhelming reality of domestic violence. At least one in every three women have been beaten, coerced into sex, or abused in their lifetime. The effects of domestic violence are physical, social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual, and can have long-lasting distressing consequences. It is common for victims of domestic violence to suffer from ongoing depression and recurring nightmares, self-harm, such as cutting, panic attacks, substance abuse, and more. This book exists to address the abysmal issues of domestic violence using the powerful and transforming biblical message of grace and redemption. Is It My Fault? convincingly shows that the Lord is the only one who can heal the despairing victim. It deals with this devastating problem and sin honestly and directly without hiding its prevalence today.

One Way Ticket from Hell to Love

Author: Helen Marie Rosenits
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3744864618
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Christoph, 55plus, Vorstandsmitglied eines international tätigen Unternehmens und auf dem Sprung zur letzten Sprosse seiner Karriere-Leiter, lebt seinen Easy Rider-Bubentraum in seiner Freizeit aus, - bis ein schwerer Unfall sein gewohntes Leben bremst. Britta, gerade in der Pension angekommen und von ihrem Gatten gegen ein jüngeres, attraktiveres Modell getauscht, flüchtet vor der Leere und Einsamkeit in die karitative Tätigkeit des Besuchsdienstes im Krankenhaus. Und genau dort kollidieren ihre Umlaufbahnen. In beengtem Raum und auf begrenzte Zeit fällt Blatt um Blatt - an Erinnerungen, an Verletzungen, Kränkungen, Hoffnungen, Wünschen und Sehnsüchten. Wenn Äußerlichkeiten unwichtig werden, irritierende Gefühle emporsteigen und sich Herzen vorsichtig annähern, dann ist es nicht zu spät, Träume fliegen zu lassen und neue Wege zu beschreiten.