Undone

Author: Michele Cushatt
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310339790
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Undone is author Michele Cushatt’s quest to make peace with a complicated life. It is an honest confession of a diagnosis of cancer and the joys and disappointments of motherhood and marriage, ripe with regret over what is and, yet, still hopeful for what could be. With enough humor to ease the rawness of the story, Undone takes the reader on a roller coaster two-year journey through the unexpectedness of life. A look back makes Michele long for a do-over, the chance to make fewer mistakes and leave less of a mess to clean up. A look forward makes Michele wonder if all her attempts to control life have robbed her of the vibrancy of it. And, in the middle of this internal chaos, she finds her once-pristine house filled with the sights and sounds of three small, uncontainable children who just want to be loved. In the end, Undone turns complication into a beautiful canvas, angst into joy, and the unknown into an adventure, revealing that sometimes life’s most colorful and courageous stories are written right in the middle of the mess.

Undone Is Beautiful

Author: Michele Cushatt
Publisher: Belle City Gifts
ISBN: 9781424551606
Format: PDF, ePub
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Life seldom turns out like we imagine. We try to make it everything we have dreamed it to be. We work so hard to improve our marriages. We exercise, eat right, and care for our health. We parent with feverish desperation. We read books, go to conferences, take notes, and then try a bit harder. But regardless of our efforts, sometimes the unthinkable happens. If you are at the end of your hope, if you wake up and wonder how in the world you can go on with this unexpected life you've been given, if you are tired of fear and desperate for a drowning of peace, pull up a chair, my friend. You are not alone. Filled with inspirational quotes, this journal will encourage you to draw on the strength, hope, joy, and peace that is found in God. Believe it or not, undone is beautiful!

I Am

Author: Michele Cushatt
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310339812
Format: PDF
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From the moment a woman wakes until she falls, exhausted, on her pillow, one question plagues her at every turn: Am I enough? The pressure to do more, be more has never been more intense. Online marketing. Self-help books. Movies, magazines and gym memberships. Even church attendance and social media streams have become a means of comparing ourselves to impossible standards. Am I pretty enough? Hip enough? Spiritual enough? We fear the answer is “No.” When a brutal bout with cancer changed how she looked, talked, and lived, Michele Cushatt embarked on a soul-deep journey to rediscover herself. The typical self-esteem strategies and positivity plans weren’t enough. Instead, she needed a new foundation, one that wouldn’t prove flimsy when faced with the onslaught of day-to-day life. With raw personal stories, rock-solid biblical teaching, and radical truths on which to rebuild your life, I Am will help you: • End the barrage of negative self-talk with an empowering new narrative. • Refuse to ride the rollercoaster of others’ opinions and start believing what God’s says about you. • Stop agonizing over past regrets and failures and make peace with God’s sovereign plan for your life. • Leave insecurity behind as you exchange temporary fixes for an identity established on God’s unchanging affection. I Am reminds us that our value isn’t found in our talents, achievements, relationships, or appearance. It is instead found in a God who chose us, sent us, and promised to be with us—forever.

A Different Beautiful

Author: Courtney Westlake
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1634099230
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When Courtney Westlake’s family was given the shocking news that their daughter, Brenna, was born in 2011 with a severe, life-threatening skin disorder, they began to discover a new and different beautiful in their lives–one that values extraordinary differences and appreciates the wonderful sameness found in humanity. In A Different Beautiful, Courtney explores what her family has discovered in raising a child with physical differences and what she has learned about true beauty. Through her personal insights and experiences, Courtney shares how you, too, can learn to find and celebrate God’s version of beautiful in your life, especially within our differences and struggles.

Caught

Author: John Iobst
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630479748
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Caught is a he said/she said story of a marriage destroyed by sex addiction and rescued by God. It is written in 3 parts: Caught in Denial, Caught in the Act and Caught in the Arms of a Loving God. Giving hope to struggling spouses Caught offers 10 holy and practical habits to improve any marriage.

Alongside

Author: Sarah Beckman
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630479845
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Whether it’s Cancer, death of a loved one, long-term illness or another significant challenge, we all know someone facing trial. We wonder, “What can I do to help?” Filled with practical tools, personal experience and insights from those who’ve faced hardship, Sarah Beckman delicately weaves together action and inspiration to create this comprehensive resource. Alongside will become your trusted guidebook so you’ll know exactly how to bring life-giving help, hope and encouragement to people you care about in their greatest time of need.

Alles zerf llt

Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104007365
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Der Afrika-Roman, der die moderne afrikanische Literatur begründete und die Weltliteratur prägte – endlich in neuer Übersetzung! Chinua Achebe erzählt von Verrat und Rache, von Leidenschaften, die keine Ruhe finden, und von Sehnsüchten, die keine Zukunft haben. Okonkwo, stark und jähzornig, stösst sich an den strengen Stammesregeln und zerbricht an dem Regime der britischen Kolonialherren. In seinem Meisterwerk beschreibt Achebe den Konflikt einer archaischen Kultur in einer Sprache, die rituell-sprichwörtlich, dokumentarisch und elementar poetisch ist: Mit diesem Roman erhielt der Kontinent eine Stimme.

Als ich erwachte

Author: Cynthia Swanson
Publisher: Diana Verlag
ISBN: 364115541X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Was, wenn du dein Leben zweimal lebst? Eines Morgens erwacht Katharyn in einem fremden Bett. Neben ihr liegt ein gut aussehender Mann, der behauptet, ihr Ehemann zu sein. Doch sie ist nicht verheiratet, sondern alleinstehend und stolze Inhaberin einer Buchhandlung. Auch die Kinder, die ins Schlafzimmer stürmen, kennt sie nicht. Dieser Traum lässt sie nicht los, denn immer wieder kehrt sie nachts zu der fremden Familie zurück. Katharyn bleibt keine Wahl: Sie muss herausfinden, in welches Leben sie gehört – doch wird sie die Wahrheit ertragen?

Das getr umte Land

Author: Imbolo Mbue
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462315889
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Die große neue Stimme aus den USA Imbolo Mbues hochgelobtes Debüt erzählt die unvergessliche Geschichte zweier Familien unterschiedlicher Herkunft, die in New York kurz vor der Bankenkrise aufeinandertreffen. Die Lehman-Brothers-Pleite bringt nicht nur ihr Leben, sondern auch ihr Wertesystem gehörig durcheinander. Jende Jonga hat es endlich geschafft, seine Frau und seinen kleinen Sohn aus Kamerun nach Amerika zu holen. Das Glück scheint komplett, als Jende den Job als Chauffeur von Clark Edwards, einem Manager der Lehmann Brothers Bank, ergattert. Und Mrs Edwards engagiert Jendes Frau sogar als Haus- und Kindermädchen in ihrem Sommerhaus in den Hamptons. Die beiden Familien könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein und wollen doch dasselbe: ihren Kindern eine gute Zukunft bieten. Allerdings ist das Leben der Bankerfamilie längst nicht so perfekt und glamourös, wie es zunächst scheint. Als Lehman Brothers pleitegeht, ist die Fassade nicht mehr aufrechtzuerhalten. Die Jongas versuchen verzweifelt, Jendes Job zu retten – auch um den Preis ihrer Ehe. Das Leben der beiden Paare wird dramatisch auf den Kopf gestellt und Jende sieht sich gezwungen, eine unmögliche Entscheidung zu treffen. Ein hochaktueller, brillant geschriebener Roman über Familie, Immigration, Heimat und Gesellschaft, der uns alle angeht.

No More Perfect Marriages

Author: Jill Savage
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802495095
Format: PDF
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“Many people say you can fix a broken marriage, but Mark and Jill show you how.” —Dr. Juli Slattery, psychologist, author, and president of Authentic Intimacy No marriage is perfect. But every marriage can get better. Do you feel like the spark is gone? Like a critical spirit has invaded your marriage? Like you want more intimacy, but something is in the way? You could be suffering from the Perfection Infection. The Perfection Infection happens when we cultivate unrealistic expectations of ourselves and our spouse, gradually leading to intimacy-killing behavior, also known as the “Seven Slow Fades.” That was the case for Jill and Mark Savage, and it eventually led to infidelity. In No More Perfect Marriages they speak honestly about their struggles, how they came back from betrayal, and the principles keeping their marriage strong today. They guide you in everything you need to know to kick the Perfection Infection right out and return to intimacy. In their warm, honest, personable style, Jill and Mark discuss: How the Perfection Infection invades a marriage—even a good marriage How to detect and correct the Seven Slow Fades How to set and communicate realistic expectations What to do if your spouse just won’t change How to guard your marriage from the Perfection Infection for good Hurting marriages can heal, and good marriages can become great. It takes work, yes, but No More Perfect Marriages will give you the insights, language, and roadmap you need for the journey. So start today. “[Replaces] the Hollywood mirage of a storybook romance with a healthy blueprint of a real and rock-solid relationships. If you're looking for an authentic story, practical how-to, and hope to build true and lasting love, you've foundit." — Michele Cushatt, author, Undone: A Story of Making Peace With An Unexpected Life “… Will empower readers to create healthier responses when facing marital challenges… Excited [to add it] to our recommended resources for couples." — Michelle Nietert, licensed counselor “Vulnerable, honest, and helpful… If you want to improve, save, restore, or renew your marriage, read this book.” — Mike Baker, sr. pastor, Eastview Christian Church, Normal, Illinois “Encouraging and very practical!” — Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher and bestselling author of For Women Only and For Men Only