Where Is God

Author: John Townsend
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418583898
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Hard times make us look for God. Everyone has problems. But if we could solve all our difficulties ourselves, would we ever search for God? Psychologist John Townsend says "It is actually the very unfixability of our problems and our powerlessness to bring right results that keep us asking, 'Where is God?'" With a compelling narrative, Townsend offers new insights into the pursuit for God's help and presence. Designed to give readers hope and meaning, he divides the discussion into three parts: Why does a loving God allow us to experience difficulties? How is God active in the middle of our hard times? How can I find God? With powerful stories and practical applications, Where Is God? assures readers that even when it feels as though God is absent it is his nature to be in relationship, to connect with, love, and guide us. And when we seek him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, he shows up in ways that transform us forever.

Power for Life

Author: Matt Sorger
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1616385693
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Release God’s Greatness Within You In a world where darkness is in a continual clash with light, people are in desperate need of something or someone to believe in--leaders, friends, and pastors with integrity and truth. Is it you? Power for Life gives you the keys to experiencing this extraordinary life--one that is marked by the presence and power of God. Each chapter covers an essential principle that will enable you to... Overcome issues from your past Develop fresh vision for your future Continually walk in victory

Let Hope in

Author: Pete Wilson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0849965268
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hope changes everything. It can disarm guilt, shatter shame, and put your past in its place. All you have to do is make the choice to let it in. It won’t be easy. It won’t be quick. But it is possible and we serve a God who promises over and over again that anything is possible. Pete Wilson, pastor and the author of Plan B, presents a new look at the power of healing through hope, revealing 4 unique choices that have the potential to change your life forever. With Wilson’s telltale cadence and candor, Let Hope In explores accounts of seemingly hopeless moments in the Bible illustrating God’s ultimate plan for healing by letting hope fill the dark places of your past. Discover how pain that is not transformed becomes transferred. Embrace the freedom of being okay with not being okay. Learn that a life of trusting is far more magnificent than a life of pleasing. Because hurt people hurt people, but free people have the power to free people. So make today the day that you get unstuck. The day you fill your past with the light of hope, the day you say good-bye to regret and shame. The day you choose to change your future and embrace who God created you to be, simply by making the choice to let hope in.

Forgiving Others and Trusting God a Handbook for Survivors of Child Abuse Experience Healing for Deep Wounds That Hinder Your Relationship with

Author: J. E. Norris-Bernal
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1612159605
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Why yet another book about forgiveness? Abundant literature, written from Christian and other spiritual perspectives, is available specifying why forgiving those who offend us results in such improved physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual health. What makes this book unique, however, is that it deals strictly with survivors of child abuse and the profound ways that they are affected for life without some type of intervention. Learning to forgive, healing from abuse, and trusting/finding intimacy with Father God are three processes that are difficult, if not impossible, for most survivors of child abuse to experience. The power inherent in forgiveness contributes enormously to healing for deep wounds and the realization of true intimacy with the One we are privileged to call Abba, Father. Many survivors' highly personal, deeply sensitive, and incredibly dramatic accounts of abuse suffered, their choices to forgive, their experiences of deep healing, and ultimately the fulfillment of lifelong desires for closeness with God are documented in Forgiving Others and Trusting God . . . Handbook for Survivors of Child Abuse. You will find these accounts both inspirational and unforgettable! Even if you never were victimized as a child, you will gain plenty of hands-on, practical tools to assist in your own journey from overcoming any emotional or spiritual obstacles and hindrances to forgiving others and trusting God. J. E. Norris-Bernal, M.S., was a Marriage and Family Therapist for over 20 years and an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Ms. Norris-Bernal is currently a college professor teaching English and Psychology courses. She is also a Christian life coach for local and long-distance clientele. Prior to her work as a mental health professional, Ms. Norris-Bernal was a professional editor for 10 years. She resides in Arizona with her husband, and they have three adult children living in Southern California.

Unlocking Your Family Patterns

Author: David M. Carder
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1575675242
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Revised and updated from the original, this honest and forthwright look at families of all shapes and sizes will help you down the path of healing (whether you know you need it or whether yo're just not sure). Unlocking Your Family Patterns combines decades worth of counseling wisdom and pastoral care insights into this one practical resource. Your past may hurt, and your family's patterns may have left emotional scars, but your future has not been laid in stone yet. There is hope for healing, there are lessons to learn, and there are paths toward family health. Using clinical, biblical and practical examples to help you uncover the patterns your family has lived in, this book might lead you toward the family u-turn you've been looking for.

The Power of His Presence

Author: Adrian Rogers
Publisher: Innovo Publishing
ISBN: 161314279X
Format: PDF
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At the heart of the Christian faith is the overwhelming truth that as God’s people we are the dwelling-place, the temple, of the living God. That fact alone should radically transform us in every way—from our understanding of God’s love and our value to Him, right down to our every thought, word, and deed. But too often we overlook this profoundly personal reality in search of “theology,” convinced that knowing the facts of faith will allow us to experience the power of God. Instead, we must remember that Christianity is a relationship with a living person—the Lord Jesus Christ—who deeply desires to be present with His people. And He empowers us to live a joyful, abundant Christian life—if we will allow Him His place; if we will make Him Lord of all that we have and are.

Desiring God

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 1601423098
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

Raindrops From Heaven

Author: Twila Belk
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
ISBN: 1424550130
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Raindrops from Heaven is a beautifully designed book with short readings for every day of the year. Each page includes a reminder from God's Word of His power, presence, or purpose. Join the author as she revels in the rain. Splash in the puddles of God s goodness, and delight in the deluge of His incredible love. Let the words in each chapter descend on you like dew and shower your spirit with the reality of who God is.

Becoming a Blessed Church

Author: N. Graham Standish
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566997933
Format: PDF
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Pastor and author N. Graham Standish describes how a church that is open to God’s purpose, presence, and power can claim God’s blessing. Standish shares the story of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Zelienople, Pennsylvania, and its journey to become a spiritually deep congregation, one that is inwardly and outwardly healthy: spiritually, psychologically, physically, and relationally. Becoming a Blessed Church will help you discern God’s purpose and the path God is calling your congregation to walk. This book will help you find Christ in your midst and become aware of the many ways the blessings of God’s Spirit flow through your congregation. This second edition includes three new practical chapters that answer the questions the author is most frequently asked: how to effectively run a group discernment practice, how to create an effective small group program, and how to set a church vision in a new direction that actually works.

How Joyful People Think

Author: Jamie Rasmussen
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493414127
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Two people can face the same type of adversity and have two vastly different reactions, even when they have the same background and worldview. What makes the difference when one person responds with joy and the other responds with bitterness? Perspective--the way they think about things. Right thinking matters and, thankfully, it's something we can all learn to employ. In this insightful unpacking of Philippians 4:8, pastor Jamie Rasmussen shows readers how to focus their thoughts and attention on the things in life that God has declared will make a meaningful impact on both a person's outlook and experience. It's the kind of thinking that has the power to change us, pointing us away from self-pity, anger, and resentment and toward contentment and personal peace, which helps us get the most out of life. Anyone who yearns to live a life characterized by joy no matter what the circumstance will benefit from this thoughtful, practical, and inspiring book.