But the whispers of temptation led her instead down a devastating path toward isolation, dissatisfaction, and life-altering choices. In prose that is at once lyrical and utterly honest, a brave new voice takes readers on a windswept journey down the path of brokenness to healing, satisfaction, and true intimacy with God.
Wild in the Hollow: On Chasing Desire and Finding the Broken Way Home #ad - Amber calls readers to dispense with the pretty bows we use to dress up our stories and instead trust God to take our untidy, authentic, unfinished lives and make them free, and whole. In her most broken moment, Amber met God waiting for her in the fallout, freely offering her grace and life. This is a story of the God who makes himself known in broken places.
Coming Clean: A Story of FaithZondervan #ad - Seth haines' memoir holds up a mirror to all of our stories to show the peace that is possible when we release our addictions and receive the healing presence of God. Seth haines was in the hospital with his wife, planning funeral songs for their not-yet two-year-old, when he made a very conscious decision: this was the last day he wanted to feel.
Seth shows us that true wholeness is found in facing our pain and anxieties with the tenacity and tenderness of Jesus, and only through Christ’s passion can we truly come clean. That evening, he asked his sister to smuggle in a bottle of gin and gave in to addiction. But whether or not you've ever had a drop to drink in your life, this book is for all who have sought ways to stop their pain.
Coming Clean: A Story of Faith #ad - . Christianity today book award winner; ECPA Award FinalistBoldly honest, powerfully told, deeply moving - this is a story about finding yourself. But it often leaves us feeling even more empty than before. In coming clean, illuminating how to face the pain we'd rather avoid, and even more importantly, Seth Haines writes a raw account of his first 90 days of sobriety, how an abiding God meets us in that pain.
Too often we attempt to escape our anxiety through addiction - any old addiction. Like seth, shopping, we're all seeking balms for the anxiety of what sometimes seems to be an absent, social media likes, unresponsive God - whether it's through people-pleasing, the internet, career highs, food, or even good works and elite theology.
The Book of Waking Up: Experiencing the Divine Love That Reorders a LifeZondervan #ad - He invites you to see your coping mechanisms for what they are--lesser lovers, which cannot bring the peace, freedom, and wholeness you crave. We all have our habits to "help" when life gets hard. Join award-winning writer seth haines in The Book of Waking Up for a guided experience into the Divine Love of God that transforms a life.
The inevitable pain of life gives us many reasons to check out--and many ways to do it. Join him on the journey to waking up. As seth haines wrote in his award-winning book, Coming Clean, "We're all drunk on something. In his compelling follow-up, The Book of Waking Up, Seth invites you into the story of healing.
The Book of Waking Up: Experiencing the Divine Love That Reorders a Life #ad - Yet there's only one force that can offer us true healing from life's pain. Alcohol, shopping, pills, chasing success, entertainment, cashing checks, porn, and collecting social media "likes"--these and so many other things anesthetize us from the wounds of everyday living. Through guided reflections, find the why behind your pain, The Book of Waking Up invites you to wake to your coping mechanisms, sustainable soul practices, and stories from Seth's life and others, and walk into the Divine Love of God.
As seth writes, "Addiction is misplaced adoration. Now, join him on a journey toward the only Love worth adoring, the only Love that cures a soul.
Wherever the River Runs: How a Forgotten People Renewed My Hope in the GospelDavid C Cook #ad - She speaks to women around the world and partners with Justice and Mercy Amazon, an organization that serves in the Amazon jungle. Her honest and engaging narrative pulls back the curtain on one of the most captivating places on earth as well as on parts of the gospel we may be able to recite but have never fully believed.
For anyone feeling complacent in their american Christianity, Kelly’s story of the forgotten people of the Amazon and how they transformed her understanding of the gospel, is sure to inspire. Kelly minter is an acclaimed author, Bible teacher, and musician. This beautiful journey through the amazon invites readers to search their souls and follow Jesus wherever the river runs—experiencing the adventure of knowing the poor and forgotten people He loves.
Wherever the River Runs: How a Forgotten People Renewed My Hope in the Gospel #ad - In wherever the river runs, especially, kelly Minter invites us on a jungle adventure down a river teeming with piranhas, caymans, a beautiful people, and, God’s presence. Kelly lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Her bestselling bible studies include nehemiah: a heart that Can Break and Ruth: Loss, No Other Gods, and her books Water into Wine, Love & Legacy, and The Fitting Room.
In Want + Plenty: Waking Up to God's Provision in a Land of LongingRevell #ad - What we may not realize is that even if we can't depend on our circumstances or even ourselves, there is One who will always provide what we need, just when we need it. With compassion and enthusiasm, meredith McDaniel invites you to walk alongside God's people in Exodus as they wake up each morning to manna, God's provision for them in desert places.
We are born with dreams, and some of us even have detailed plans about how to make them happen. Although our circumstances vary, we all ache with a longing for something more. Yet we all come to a point in life when we realize that we are not in control. Along the way, you will develop a comforting awareness that you are seen, guided, protected, and filled by a good God in the person of Jesus.
In Want + Plenty: Waking Up to God's Provision in a Land of Longing #ad - As she unfolds their story of complete dependence on their Creator, you'll discover through guided journaling how God is providing for you right now, where you are in your own unique story. A loved one gets sick, a tragedy occurs, our plans backfire.
Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You through Life's TransitionsRevell #ad - Kristen strong knows about change--especially the kind you didn't choose or expect. She encourages women to see change not as the end of their story but as the scenery for this part of life's journey. Whether chosen and celebrated--like going off to college or welcoming your first baby--or unexpected and anxiety-inducing--like losing a job or grappling with a broken trust--all change brings stress.
And she offers practical advice for coping with change in every part of life. Strong has learned to see change not as a grievance but as a grace. In this hope-filled book, we receive blessings of contentment, she shows women how when we follow God's will, purpose, and renewed strength. What she's fought hard to learn over the years is that change is not something to be feared but something to be received as a blessing from a God who, works through change, more often than not, not in spite of it.
Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You through Life's Transitions #ad - Anyone who has struggled to adjust to life's transitions will welcome this warm and personal perspective.
Tilly and the Crazy EightsSecond Story Press #ad - But are they? Their plan is to travel to las vegas, and the Redwood Forests, Sedona, with each destination the inspiration for secrets and stories to be revealed. By the time their bus rolls to a stop in New Mexico, with friendships forged and hearts mended, Tilly and the Crazy Eights, feel ready for anything.
The trip proves to be powerful medicine as they laugh, heal, argue, and dream along the way. When tilly receives an invitation to help drive eight elders on their ultimate bucket-list road trip, she impulsively says yes. Before she knows it, tilly has said good-bye to her family and is on an adventure that will transform her in ways she could not predict, just as it will for the elders who soon dub themselves “the Crazy Eights.
Tilly and the Crazy Eights #ad - The crazy eights each choose a stop—somewhere or something they’ve always wanted to experience—on the way to their ultimate goal, the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque.
Extraordinary Grace: How the Unlikely Lineage of Jesus Reveals God's Amazing LoveMoody Publishers #ad - So obviously, grace is not about doing everything exactly right. God’s extraordinary grace is hard to grasp—but made easier to understand through stories of God’s people. Gary chapman and chris fabry search the scriptures for examples of God’s grace in the lives of those named in Jesus’ lineage, but what they find are people with faults, and sins, foibles, just like the rest of us.
. In extraordinary grace, you will hear the call of grace; laugh because of grace; apply grace; be overtaken by grace; and know the extraordinary grace that comes from loving Jesus. Chapter studies, for individuals or groups, will help you to find examples of extraordinary grace reflected in the lineage of Jesus.
Extraordinary Grace: How the Unlikely Lineage of Jesus Reveals God's Amazing Love #ad - It is a gift. An astonishing gift given by God.
The Same Sky: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Life and the brutal reality of Central American children so desperate they’ll risk everything. People“amanda eyre ward’s novel of the migrant journey, The Same Sky, is the most important book to come out of Austin this year. The austin Chronicle. Poignant and arresting, hope amid heartache, The Same Sky is about finding courage through struggle, and summoning the strength—no matter what dangers await—to find the place where you belong.
Praise for the same sky“the same sky is the timeliest book you will read this year—a wrenching, honest, painstakingly researched novel that puts a human face to the story of undocumented youth desperately seeking their dreams in America. Carla is a strong-willed young girl who’s had to grow up fast, acting as caretaker to her six-year-old brother Junior.
I devoured this book. Christina baker kline, author of orphan Train “Ward is deeply sympathetic to her characters, and this affecting novel is sure to provoke conversations about immigration and adoption. The new york times book review“A deeply affecting look at the contrast between middle-class U. S. Years ago, her mother left the family behind in Honduras to make the arduous, illegal journey to Texas.
The Same Sky: A Novel #ad - This one’s going to haunt me for a long time—and it’s going to define the brilliant Amanda Eyre Ward as a leading author of socially conscious fiction. Jodi picoult, heartrending, author of leaving time “Riveting, and beautifully written, The Same Sky pulled me in on the first page and held my attention all the way to its perfect conclusion.
The Complicated Heart: Loving Even When It HurtsB&H Books #ad - Prepare yourself: she holds nothing back. Pass it along. If you want to learn how to forgive when your wound is still open, heal when circumstances don't change, and become a generational bondage-breaker, The Complicated Heart is for you. In these pages you'll be reminded that light always finds a way in, even in the deepest darkness, and redemption and joy are possible in the midst of trauma and unmet needs.
If you’ve struggled with a difficult relationship, if you just want to know how to move forward and be okay, if you’ve felt torn-up and crazy and confused because of it, this story is for you. Dysfunction does not have to be your destiny or your identity. Victory is on the table. How do you forgive when the wound is still open? people often ask sarah, and who doesn’t show remorse? how do you know when to stay and when to go? In The Complicated Heart, from age 14 and beyond, who caused such destruction, you will travel through Sarah's story with her, "How did you forgive your alcoholic mother?” How do you forgive someone who carelessly brushed aside your pain, as she wrestles with these very questions.
The Complicated Heart: Loving Even When It Hurts #ad - What's more: you’ll not only travel with Sarah, you’ll travel with her mom as well as you read her mom’s journal entries and letters. What goes on in the mind of the person who hurt you the most? In this story, you’ll get a rare peek into that mind and heart. And if not for you, for someone you know.
Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American MuslimArcade #ad - One of booklist's top ten religion and spirituality books of 2016one of booklist's top ten diverse nonfiction books of 2017honorable mention in the 2017 san francisco book Festival Awards, Spiritual CategoryThis enthralling story of the making of an American is also a timely meditation on being Muslim in America today.
Threading my prayer rug is a richly textured reflection on what it is to be a Muslim in America today. It is also the luminous story of many journeys: from pakistan to the united states in an arranged marriage that becomes a love match lasting forty years; from secular Muslim in an Islamic society to devout Muslim in a society ignorant of Islam, business executive, and from liberal to conservative to American Muslim; from student to bride and mother; and from an immigrant intending to stay two years to an American citizen, grandmother, and tireless advocate for interfaith understanding.
Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim #ad - Beginning with a sweetly funny, moving account of her arranged marriage, the author undercuts stereotypes and offers the refreshing view of an American life through Muslim eyes. She discusses what that experience revealed about American society. In chapters leavened with humor, hope, and confronting issues of raising her children as muslimswhile they lobby for a Christmas tree! Sabeeha Rehman was doing interfaith work for Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, and insight, she recounts an immigrant’s daily struggles balancing assimilation with preserving heritage, overcoming religious barriers from within and distortions of Islam from without, the driving force behind the Muslim community center at Ground Zero, when the backlash began.