Seeing Through The Lies

Author: Vonda Skelton
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 9780830745012
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We have been seduced by half-truths and whole lies since time began. Remember the garden? In Seeing Through the Lies, author and speaker Vonda Skelton humorously addresses the disappointments women experience as they search for truth while believing a lie. Each chapter opens with amusing anecdotes from real life and ends with answers and guidance straight from God’s Word. Exploring topics such as pride, fear, motherhood, and the busyness of life, this book offers practical steps for peeling away the layers of deceit and finding the joy of living in real truth. Through honesty and humility, Vonda takes women on a hilarious journey through all things female and brings them to a soul-searching point of decision. Readers will identify with both the positive and negative examples of women in the Bible, and will be encouraged by Scripture, as well as quotes from notable men and women. Each chapter ends with five steps for exposing the lie and embracing the truth of God’s Word.

The Relief of Imperfection

Author: Joan C. Webb
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 9780830744817
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“Dear Lord, I pray that all limitations, weaknesses, defects, pain, hurt, mistakes, embarrassment, and imperfection in my personal and public life, relationships and circumstances be eliminated.” This book is for any woman who has ever prayed this prayer or for the one who has even thought it. Joan Webb, a self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist, knows how hard it is for determined and caring women to step into the relief of imperfection. And yet, this is exactly what God wants for us. The Relief of Imperfection encourages the reader to believe the truth about God, others, herself and her reality, thus eventually releasing her from the pursuit of perfection to relax in the relief of imperfection. Webb provides real-life stories, including how Jesus lived in the midst of imperfect surroundings, to show that it is OK with God to cease trying to appear perfect and have all the right answers all the time. Readers will find permission to stop pretending and start enjoying authentic, intimate relationships with others, with themselves and with God.

Change the Way You Think

Author: Virginia Basye Carr
Publisher: Ambassador International
ISBN: 1935507826
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This Bible study will help the reader to learn how to control her thoughts and why that is necessary. It will accomplish this by identifying what the Bible has to say about thoughts and then reinforcing those points using interactive questions, personal application, and memory verses. The following quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson illustrates how important a person's thoughts are:"Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny."The foundation verses for this study are:2 Corinthians 10:45-"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." Philippians 4:8-"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

Day votions for Mothers

Author: Rebecca Barlow Jordan
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310395704
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Introducing a new series of Ebook Day-VotionsTM from bestselling inspirational author Rebecca Barlow Jordan. This beautiful, lighthearted series of devotional Ebooks is perfect for you and is a perfect gift for women of all seasons, and all stages of life. From deepening your walk with the Lord to strengthening your relationships with others ... mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and women everywhere will find page after page of powerful spiritual encouragement within. Each “day-votion” points to a biblical truth, affirming with every reading that God is faithful no matter what challenges you face. With forty devotions per Ebook in this three-set series—Day-Votions for Grandmothers, Day-Votions for Mothers, and Day-Votions for Women—designed to bring you into deeper relationships with God, your family, your children, and your friends ... inspiration is certain.

The Savvy Grandmother

Author: Marty Norman
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1618620959
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Marty Norman's new book, The Savvy Grandmother: Constructing a Legacy of Faith, she once again dishes out countless pieces of meaningful advice and encouragement for grandmothers. This time, the focus is on sharing faith where it countsbthe very heart of every grandmother—with her grandchildren. Explore how she does it, and learn from the mouths of her grandkids how they feel about it all! Discover the joy of knowing you've made a difference; join so many others who have already found inspiration and motivation from author Marty Norman. 'The Savvy Grandmother: Constructing a Legacy of Faith is another great reminder that grandmothering is so much more than baking cookies. Marty's insights, personal memories, and compelling stories point to the truth that grandmothers are an army of gentle warriors, a powerful part of God's plan to draw His children to Himself.' Vonda Skelton, international speaker, author of Seeing through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe, and grandmother of four.

The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1945

Author: Paul Harvey
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231510365
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Of late, religion seems to be everywhere, suffusing U.S. politics and popular culture and acting as both a unifying and a divisive force. This collection of manifestos, Supreme Court decisions, congressional testimonies, speeches, articles, book excerpts, pastoral letters, interviews, song lyrics, memoirs, and poems reflects the vitality, diversity, and changing nature of religious belief and practice in American public and private life over the last half century. Encompassing a range of perspectives, this book illustrates the ways in which individuals from all along the religious and political spectrum have engaged religion and viewed it as a crucial aspect of society. The anthology begins with documents that reflect the close relationship of religion, especially mainline Protestantism, to essential ideas undergirding Cold War America. Covering both the center and the margins of American religious life, this volume devotes extended attention to how issues of politics, race, gender, and sexuality have influenced the religious mainstream. A series of documents reflects the role of religion and theology in the civil rights, feminist, and gay rights movements as well as in conservative responses. Issues regarding religion and contemporary American culture are explored in documents about the rise of the evangelical movement and the religious right; the impact of "new" (post-1965) immigrant communities on the religious landscape; the popularity of alternative, New Age, and non-Western beliefs; and the relationship between religion and popular culture. The editors conclude with selections exploring major themes of American religious life at the millennium, including both conservative and New Age millennialism, as well as excerpts that speculate on the future of religion in the United States. The documents are grouped by theme into nine chapters and arranged chronologically therein. Each chapter features an extensive introduction providing context for and analysis of the critical issues raised by the primary sources.

Anything But Straight

Author: Wayne R. Besen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781560234456
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Nationality recognized activist Wayne Besen spent four years examining the phenomenon of "ex-gay" ministries and reparative therapies - interviewing leaders, attending conferences, and visiting ministries undercover as he accumulated hundreds of hours of research. The result is this groundbreaking expose of the controversial movement that's revered by independent religious groups and reviled by gay and lesbian organizations. The book examines "ex-gay" groups such as Love in Action, Exodus International, Homosexuals Anonymous, and profiles a cast of characters that includes Pat Robertson, Rev. Jerry Falwell, "ex-gay" poster boy John Paulk, National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality activist Richard Cohen, and psychiatrist Dr. Robert Spitzer.

Art and life in the novels of Anita Brookner

Author: Eileen Williams-Wanquet
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
ISBN:
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This book treats all of Brookner's twenty-two short novels as one monolithic fiction. The autobiographical element in this controversial author's fiction is taken as a starting point to explore the complex interplay of art and life. Autobiography, as a form of emplotment of life, is the creative matrix governing the whole oeuvre, which is realistically rooted in time and space. The study draws on narrative theory, contemporary theories of fiction and recent feminist and ethical criticism. It shows how Brookner's work combines and opposes both realistic and modernist modes of writing and their philosophical underpinnings. The novels, too often misread as anti-feminist and resolutely pre-modern, appear to be more essentially postmodern than is usually acknowledged, through a heightened awareness of the role played by narrative in constructing our sense of reality and of self. The pervasive intertextuality, habitually ignored or taken to be simply a form of intellectual snobbery, is the key to understanding how the novels tackle questions of moral life as encoded in narrative discourse and fine art. In addressing the questions of how life should have been lived, Brookner's self-reflexive and ironical fiction subversively rewrites the traditional moral codes embodied in romance and which have determined the behaviour of women. Finally, this study examines the function of writing as a performative act and the role played by repetition.