How does this redefinition affect men? From boyhood, to the teenage years, and on through mid-life and retirement, Whisker Rubs describes what men in each of these stages of life are dealing with and the challenges they face. In some instances, men feel they cannot measure up to the expectations placed on them at work, in their marriages, or in their spiritual life. Fortunately they are answers, and these come together in the final section, “Reclaiming Masculinity.”
A Small Cup of Light is the story of an unexpected encounter with God in the desert of despair. Several years ago, Ben Palpant suffered a sudden and massive health collapse that crippled many of his faculties nearly overnight. That experience prompted him to ask the hard questions, like, “What shall we do when confronted with the ache of our suffering in the presence of a living God?” Palpant’s story is proof that a relationship with God can be more intimate not in spite of suffering, but because of suffering. A Small Cup of Light is a bold invitation to face God in the darkness. It is a rousing call to the human spirit, offering hope to the hopeless and a song to the suffering.
No matter what a woman’s age, circumstance, or level of spiritual maturity, author Cynthia Heald comes alongside and helps her lay aside her burdens and embrace the person she was created to be. As a woman grows toward peace with God, she will grow in the joys of loving others, waiting on God with hope, and trusting Him fully. She will be encouraged to respond to God’s invitation to deeper intimacy with Him. This eleven-week Bible study helps women discover that God is enough. He is a mighty God, and He longs for His people to plumb His depths and be blessed by who He is.
That morning, a beautiful day on the tropical island of Papua New Guinea, Grace Fabian brimmed in excitement over the idea that she and her husband, Edmund, were close to finishing their missionary project, the translation of the Nabak New Testament. But, while in the midst of translating the love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13, someone murdered Edmund. In this memoir, Grace narrates the couples’ life story—of their separate journeys before they met, to their shared life as missionaries. She tells the story of how she and her four children wrestled with grief and disorientation after Edmund’s murder. She speaks of the family’s quest for answers and of the difficulty of meshing two different worlds—the culture of the Nabak people in Papua New Guinea and of her Christian heritage from the United States.
C S Lewis has become one of the most famous writers of the 20th century, but often those who love his children’s books are not aware of his science fiction, and frequently fans of both have not been introduced to his other writings on English literature, faith or fantasy. The A-Z of C S Lewis is a comprehensive introduction to C S Lewis’s life, family, friends, career, marriage, and writings, and also to the worlds he created, the creatures he imagined, and the studies he delighted in, from Abhalljin, a distant island in Perelandra, Zardeenah, a character in The Horse and His Boy. Whether you are a devotee of all things Lewis, or just beginning to explore him and his world, this guide is for you.
Irene and Domingo Garcia began their married lives at sixteen, already expecting a baby. Their first ten years together included Domingo’s alcoholism and abuse, and Irene’s desperate prayers for answers. Then a miracle happened: Domingo pleaded for forgiveness. As God healed their marriage, Irene and Domingo adopted a little girl. And a new season began for an imperfect couple who were willing to say yes to each other and to God.
Do you desire to draw near to God?
Discover fresh biblical insights and renew your spirit as you journey through more than 150 new devotions for women by popular author Grace Fox. These gems of godly wisdom focus on God’s faithfulness and reflect on His power, presence, and promises in your life today.
These engaging devotions for women allow you to draw near to God as you develop a greater appreciation for how God’s truth is woven throughout all of your days and deepen your trust in Him to provide for all of your tomorrows.
Parents of preteens and teens can move from scared to prepared with a new approach to parenting their adolescents. Parents of preteens intuitively know that no matter how good their kids are, there is turbulence ahead. Many feel lost and unprepared as they watch the damaging effects of culture collide with their child’s growing pains and raging hormones.
For the past 35 years Mark Gregston has lived and worked with struggling teens and knows what it takes to reach them. He says, “A parent’s success has little to do with either the validity of their words or their intent as messengers, it’s more about how they approach their child and engage with them.”
We must all weather the winds of adversity. God warns His children that they will have trouble and hardships in life (Jn. 16:33 NIV). The fruit birthed out of personal trials enable us to comfort others with the comfort we ourselves have been given through Christ.
When Becky Harling was diagnosed with cancer over ten years ago, she begged God for healing. A friend of hers had another idea. She challenged Becky to spend twenty minutes a day in praise. Becky thought, What if I’m not feeling thankful? But as she intentionally praised God, she began to experience new joy—and her relationship with God has never been the same.
Great married sex is more than positions or props. In fact, adding sizzle to your relationship involves hundreds of decisions you make every day. In this easy-to-read study, you’ll discover why sex is so important to your man. You’ll learn how exclusivity plays a role in your sex life, realize how the media can contaminate your relationship.
Fearfully and desperately wanting to hide my mistakes and deny the unwanted, but not totally unexpected ramifications of my earlier choices, I chose what seemed to be the easiest answer. I chose death, and then I moved into the aftermath of my choice. I, for a lifetime and beyond, will live in the aftermath of my choice. Although there is recovery, through forgiveness, there are lasting ramifications. No one told me that the ramifications of my choice would last forever. No one told me what my choice would do to my heart. No one told me that my choice was, in fact, a death sentence for my baby.
An amazing miracle that has been medically confirmed! The Silver Lining is a powerful testimony of divine healing. It chronicles Bobbie Barsky’s journey from health to death’s door and back again. More important than her miracle, however, is what she discovered as healing took place: a deeper relationship with Him.
This new The Tabernacle DVD is a fantastic 6-session video-based study on the biblical Tabernacle, and is perfect for your personal study, church small group, or Sunday school class. Learn more about this movable tent of meeting in the wilderness of Sinai where God dwelt with his people.
From a modern day parable of two Little Brave Lights, as they venture out of the safety of their well lit mansion to shine their light in the dark world and from the gleanings of 5 Biblical principles from the Sermon On The Mount, the reader will learn about the 3 essential skills necessary for Missional Living and will be able to create their own personal strategy for being on mission with Christ.
‘I wish there were something I could do to ease the pain.’ How often do women see a friend in distress or crisis, but feel helpless to really make a difference? Hopelifter: Creative Ways to Spread Hope When Life Hurts takes the mystery out of how to be the hands and feet of Jesus to anyone in need of hope, comfort and care. Kathe Wunnenberg, whose hope-lifting ministry has impacted the lives of thousands, demonstrates simple, practical ways that acts of creative compassion can transform lives.
In these challenging times, when life on earth in difficult for many people, there is a longing for heaven, not as an escape from our “momentary troubles” (2 Corinthians 4:17), but as a promise that there is an eternal home waiting for those who put their trust in God. In I Believe in Heaven, Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk have assembled and re-told some of history’s most dramatic stories about heaven and the people who have had a taste of this glorious place.
On June 19, 2001, Ryan Corbin, grandson of Pat Boone, accidently stepped through a skylight and fell three stories onto a cement floor. When he broke through that roof, Ryan fell into a very different life from the one he had before as the beloved son of Lindy Boone Michaelis and first grandson of entertainment icon Pat Boone
At the war’s end, a young woman suffers an accident that leaves her unconscious and alone. Waking with amnesia, she takes the name Mercy and wants more than anything to find out the truth of her past. But then a handsome stranger arrives, who may hold the key to everything she has forgotten. What he knows could devastate her future, and even end her life.
Theodore Hamilton’s good friend and Joey Anderson’s great-grandmother, Sally Mae Anderson, touched many lives during her lifetime. Joey, however, has little interest in his great-grandmother’s final wishes after she dies—until he learns that she’s left him Anderson House, her successful bed-and-breakfast. But he will only inherit if he lives at Anderson House and follows Sally Mae’s instructions. How can Joey ever meet her challenge?
In Sleeping Coconuts, John and Bonnie Nystrom share their story of tragedy, teamwork and transformation, and the incredible way that God used a tsunami to change the face of Bible translation in Papua New Guinea. For over twenty-five years, John and Bonnie have served with Wycliffe Bible Translators as linguists for various language groups in Papua New Guinea.
When Roland Deah was eight years old, the Liberian Civil War crashed right through his front door. In an instant, he lost everything — his home, his parents, his extended family, his childhood. That plunged Roland into a journey of darkness.
The story of three women coming to terms with the truth coming to terms with their shifting roles of daughter, sisters and mothers.
Gardens of the Heart is a 30-day devotional for gardeners and lovers of gardens. With a hoe in her hand, long-time gardener, Laurinda Wallace leads you through the Scriptures to help you cultivate a bountiful heart of devotion and obedience to the Master Gardener. Filled with beautiful nature photos, you’ll also find daily flower and vegetable growing tips that range from the down and dirty necessities to simple, effective ideas that will help make your garden flourish.
A guide to understanding health, economic issues, relationships and even death through a close relationship with God. Mary has become a fighter, overcomer and forerunner and has served with her husband, Dennis, as co-pastor for 12 years at Harvest Christian Center in Tucson, Arizona.
If forgiveness is essential to personal peace, then why is it so hard to give? Whether you seek to be forgiven or to give forgiveness, pastor and counselor Chuck Lynch presents a thorough understanding of forgiveness and how it can be accomplished.
Every moment in Michael Hingson’s and Roselle’s lives seemed to lead up to this day. When one of four hijacked planes flew into the World Trade Center’s north tower on September 11, 2001, Michael Hingson is blind and couldn’t see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him and Roselle. However, Roselle sat calmly beside him. In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle’s judgment and not to panic. They were a team.
Spend this year meditating on the promises of God. In this devotional, Cheri Fuller and Jennifer Kennedy Dean invite readers to explore God’s promises each and every day and encourage them to reflect on how God’s hand is evident if only we look for it.
A deeply-transparent story of a young man, who thought he had it all and tried it “his way,” but discovered his way led to addiction, homeless, and hopelessness. Discover how he stopped dumpster diving
Have you ever experiences such sadness about your relationships with your adult children? Do you feel there is no hope left? Well there is and Dr. Lynch will share from his heart how you can begin over at any age to build trust and love between parents and children.
How do ghosts, candle ceremonies and “White Magick” affect your teens? In this fiction novel for teens and young adults readers will learn some amazing things while enjoying the fast pace and story of teens who begin to experience the dark side.