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$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer

2015    240 Pages    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

DDC: 339.4   

A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don’t think it exists Jessica Compton’s family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends.   After two decades of brilliant research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn’t seen since the mid-1990s — [...]

A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don’t think it exists Jessica Compton’s family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends.   After two decades of brilliant research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn’t seen since the mid-1990s — households surviving on virtually no income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children.   Where do these families live? How did they get so desperately poor? Edin has “turned sociology upside down” (Mother Jones) with her procurement of rich — and truthful — interviews. Through the book’s many compelling profiles, moving and startling answers emerge.   The authors illuminate a troubling trend: a low-wage labor market that increasingly fails to deliver a living wage, and a growing but hidden landscape of survival strategies among America’s extreme poor. More than a powerful exposé, $2.00 a Day delivers new evidence and new ideas to our national debate on income inequality.     [less]

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2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit, A

Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

1995    352 Pages    (HCI)

DDC: 158.12   

The runaway bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul captured the imagination of millions of readers with its uplifting message of hope and inspiration. With a nation still hungering for more good news, Canfield and Hansen went back to work and cooked up another batch of life-affirming stories to warm your heart and soothe your soul.Through the experiences of others, readers from all walks of life can learn the gift of love, the power of perseverance, the joy of parenting and the vital energy of [...]

The runaway bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul captured the imagination of millions of readers with its uplifting message of hope and inspiration. With a nation still hungering for more good news, Canfield and Hansen went back to work and cooked up another batch of life-affirming stories to warm your heart and soothe your soul.Through the experiences of others, readers from all walks of life can learn the gift of love, the power of perseverance, the joy of parenting and the vital energy of dreaming. Share the magic that will change forever how you look at yourself and the world around you.Special contributions from M. Scott Peck, Ann Landers, Art Linkletter, Harold Bloomfield and many others are included. [less]

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2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul, A

Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

1994    352 Pages    (HCI)

DDC: 158.12   

The runaway bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul captured the imagination of millions of readers with its uplifting message of hope and inspiration. With a nation still hungering for more good news, Canfield and Hansen went back to work and cooked up another batch of life-affirming stories to warm your heart and soothe your soul.Through the experiences of others, readers from all walks of life can learn the gift of love, the power of perseverance, the joy of parenting and the vital energy of [...]

The runaway bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul captured the imagination of millions of readers with its uplifting message of hope and inspiration. With a nation still hungering for more good news, Canfield and Hansen went back to work and cooked up another batch of life-affirming stories to warm your heart and soothe your soul.Through the experiences of others, readers from all walks of life can learn the gift of love, the power of perseverance, the joy of parenting and the vital energy of dreaming. Share the magic that will change forever how you look at yourself and the world around you.Special contributions from M. Scott Peck, Ann Landers, Art Linkletter, Harold Bloomfield and many others are included. [less]

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5 Essentials for Lifelong Intimacy (Home Counts)

Dr. James Dobson

2005    128 Pages    (Multnomah)

DDC: 248.8   

In 5 Essentials for Lifelong Intimacy, Dr. Dobson speaks directly to the greatest concerns and questions of modern couples: Will we grow together or apart? What can we do to keep romance fresh? With marriages crumbling all around us, how can we cultivate an intimate relationship? Principles understood by previous generations often seem foreign to today's husbands and wives, yet they are the essential ingredients for building a close, long-term relationship in any age: - A home founded on Jesus [...]

In 5 Essentials for Lifelong Intimacy, Dr. Dobson speaks directly to the greatest concerns and questions of modern couples: Will we grow together or apart? What can we do to keep romance fresh? With marriages crumbling all around us, how can we cultivate an intimate relationship? Principles understood by previous generations often seem foreign to today's husbands and wives, yet they are the essential ingredients for building a close, long-term relationship in any age: - A home founded on Jesus Christ and the practice of persistent prayer - Unswerving commitment to one another - Mutual respect and trust - A sense of romance - Effective communication For the young couple just starting out or in the early years of marriage, 5 Essentials will combine a concise message of hope with practical tools for developing a thriving, intimate union, and more mature husbands and wives will discover a fresh look at marriage, pointing the way to renewed closeness and a fulfilling, lifelong love. [less]

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide, The

Sean Covey

1998    288 Pages    (Fireside)

DDC: 158.0835   

Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, [...]

Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens will engage teenagers unlike any other book. An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond. [less]

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10 Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Relationships

Laura C. Schlessinger

2001    288 Pages    (Cliff Street Books)

DDC: 306.7   

Have you ever withheld information from your spouse or partner for fear of rejection? Do you feel that your own needs come before your relationship? Do you continue to cling to past relationships, even at the expense of your current one? Do you put your work first, even if it means you never see your family? Are you in a destructive relationship? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Dr. Laura has some hard truths for you to face.Dr. Laura Schlessinger is an expert on the stupid [...]

Have you ever withheld information from your spouse or partner for fear of rejection? Do you feel that your own needs come before your relationship? Do you continue to cling to past relationships, even at the expense of your current one? Do you put your work first, even if it means you never see your family? Are you in a destructive relationship? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Dr. Laura has some hard truths for you to face.Dr. Laura Schlessinger is an expert on the stupid things men and women do to sabotage themselves and their happiness. In her earlier bestsellers, Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives and Ten Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives, she urged her readers to take responsibility for their actions and to respect themselves and the people in their lives. Now the popular radio talk-show host tackles another difficult, complicated issue: the ways in which women and men hurt themselves and one another in their romantic relationships.Using real-life situations from her radio call-in show and from listeners' letters, Dr. Laura offers firm yet compassionate advice on how to find greater happiness in life and in love. She urges couples to set their priorities straight, learn the difference between privacy and secrecy, stop making stupid excuses for their mistakes, and face their responsibilities to each other and to their families. Too often individuals in relationships ask only what the relationship can do for them, not what they can do for the relationship. Too many people are jumping into intimate relationships before taking the time to get to know each other.In Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Relationships, Dr. Laura calls for a return to traditional courtship. Courtship allows couples and their families to get acquainted with one another over a longer period of time and provides structure and guidelines for that important process. She asks couples to take a long, hard look at the recurring problems in their marriages -- both small and large -- and doesn't hesitate to tell them what they are doing wrong and how they can fix them. This is an invaluable guide for all married couples -- newlyweds and grandparents alike -- and for single people who are struggling to find the right mate or to escape a bad relationship. Acknowledging your stupid mistakes can be difficult, but with the help of this book you will learn how to correct them and how to find fulfillment, joy, and loving companionship in your most important relationship. [less]

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13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle, The

Joanne Huist Smith

2014    224 Pages    (Harmony)

DDC: 394.2663   

For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Greg Kincaid comes The 13th Gift, a heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family's history into a time of strength and love.After the unexpected death of her husband, Joanne Huist Smith had no idea how she would keep herself together and be strong for her three children--especially with the holiday season approaching. But 12 days before Christmas, presents begin appearing on her [...]

For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Greg Kincaid comes The 13th Gift, a heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family's history into a time of strength and love.After the unexpected death of her husband, Joanne Huist Smith had no idea how she would keep herself together and be strong for her three children--especially with the holiday season approaching. But 12 days before Christmas, presents begin appearing on her doorstep with notes from their "True Friends." As the Smiths came together to solve the mystery of who the gifts were from, they began to thaw out from their grief and come together again as a family. This true story about the power of random acts of kindness will warm the heart, a beautiful reminder of the miracles of Christmas and the gift of family during the holiday season. [less]

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15 Minute Devotions for Couples

Bob and Emilie Barnes

1995    316 Pages    (Harvest House)

DDC: 242.644   

Everything in our busy world seems aimed at pulling marriages apart. But it doesn't have to be that way. Fifteen minutes spent together in devotion and prayer each eay will strengthen a marriage like nothing else, and Bob and Emilie Banes have made it easy to do. In just 15 minutes, you and your spouse can find spiritual refreshment as you explore God's majesty and all-sufficient power. At the same time, you will discover practical help in: the art of communication, the joy of forgiveness, the [...]

Everything in our busy world seems aimed at pulling marriages apart. But it doesn't have to be that way. Fifteen minutes spent together in devotion and prayer each eay will strengthen a marriage like nothing else, and Bob and Emilie Banes have made it easy to do. In just 15 minutes, you and your spouse can find spiritual refreshment as you explore God's majesty and all-sufficient power. At the same time, you will discover practical help in: the art of communication, the joy of forgiveness, the challenge of building each other up by serving, the fun of being together and with others. With encouragement and grace, the authors will help you grow in your love for each other and the Lord and inspire you to live out that love with your family and friends. [less]

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15-Minute Devotions for Couples (Barnes, Emilie)

Bob Barnes, Emilie Barnes

2005    320 Pages    (Harvest House Publishers)

DDC: 242.644   

Everything in our busy world seems aimed at pulling marriages apart. But it doesn't have to be that way. Fifteen minutes spent together in devotion and prayer each day will strengthen a marriage like nothing else, and Bob and Emilie Barnes have made it easy to do in this bestselling devotional (more than 157,000 copies sold) that has a fresh, new cover design.In just 15 minutes, couples can find spiritual refreshment as they explore God's majesty and all-sufficient power. At the same [...]

Everything in our busy world seems aimed at pulling marriages apart. But it doesn't have to be that way. Fifteen minutes spent together in devotion and prayer each day will strengthen a marriage like nothing else, and Bob and Emilie Barnes have made it easy to do in this bestselling devotional (more than 157,000 copies sold) that has a fresh, new cover design.In just 15 minutes, couples can find spiritual refreshment as they explore God's majesty and all-sufficient power. At the same time, they will discover practical help in:the art of communicationthe joy of forgivenessthe challenge of building each other up by servingthe fun of being together and with othersWith encouragement, grace, and the experience of more than 35 years of marriage, Bob and Emilie will help readers grow in their love for each other and the Lord. [less]

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24 Hours That Changed the World (No DVD)

Adam Hamilton

2012    133 Pages    (Abingdon Press)

DDC: 232.96   

In his best-selling book, 24 Hours that Changed the World, pastor and popular author Adam Hamilton takes readers on a Lenten journey to relive the one day in history that changed everything. Now, on this Special Edition Book and DVD package, Hamilton invites both readers and viewers to experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ final hours. Drawing on insights from history, archaeology, geography, and the Bible, Hamilton takes us to the Holy Land and provides a deeper understanding [...]

In his best-selling book, 24 Hours that Changed the World, pastor and popular author Adam Hamilton takes readers on a Lenten journey to relive the one day in history that changed everything. Now, on this Special Edition Book and DVD package, Hamilton invites both readers and viewers to experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ final hours. Drawing on insights from history, archaeology, geography, and the Bible, Hamilton takes us to the Holy Land and provides a deeper understanding of the most amazing day in history. We visit the sites where those earth-shaking events took place, and we walk where Jesus walked along the road that led to the pain and triumph of the cross. Filmed on location, this 25-minute edited tour of the Holy Land video will entertain and inspire the entire family. This Special Edition Book and DVD package is an alternative to the six-session full length study and is the perfect resource for churchwide viewing nights. All video sessions are closed captioned. [less]

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31 Days Toward Intimacy with God (31 Days Series)

Joni Eareckson Tada

2005    176 Pages    (Multnomah)

DDC: 242   

As believers, we were made for intimacy with God. The Lord Jesus gave His life for us so that we might have intimacy with Him. God knows that the more we get to know Him, the more we will know of life - the life we were created to experience. By focusing our thoughts on Him, we will grasp more fully His goodness and be all the better for it. We'll come to see how much we really do depend on Him for everything - from salvation, to strength for each new day, to the next breath we draw into our [...]

As believers, we were made for intimacy with God. The Lord Jesus gave His life for us so that we might have intimacy with Him. God knows that the more we get to know Him, the more we will know of life - the life we were created to experience. By focusing our thoughts on Him, we will grasp more fully His goodness and be all the better for it. We'll come to see how much we really do depend on Him for everything - from salvation, to strength for each new day, to the next breath we draw into our lungs. [less]

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33 Laws Of Stewardship: Principles For A Life Of True Fulfillment, The

Dave Sutherland, Kirk Nowery

2003    214 Pages    (Spire Resources)

DDC: 248.6   

The principle of stewardship goes way past the issue of money although it includes that. It is a lifestyle choice. About the generosity that we need to develop so we can mentor that to others?

The principle of stewardship goes way past the issue of money although it includes that. It is a lifestyle choice. About the generosity that we need to develop so we can mentor that to others? [less]

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40 Days with the Savior: Preparing Your Heart for Easter

Henry Gariepy

1995    128 Pages    (Thomas Nelson Publishers)

DDC: 232.96   

Book by Gariepy, Henry

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40-day Journey With Martin Luther

Gracia M. Grindal

2008    128 Pages    (Augsburg Fortress Publishers)

DDC: 230.41   

Drawing from the vast collection of Luther's sermons and other works, editor Gracia Grindal here selects forty inspiring passages that raise profound truths about faith and life.Includes a short introduction to Luther's life, journal-writing exercises and daily prayers. A rich resource for personal meditation or small group discussion. An inspiring companion anytime. Ideal for traveling through the seasons of Advent and Lent.

Drawing from the vast collection of Luther's sermons and other works, editor Gracia Grindal here selects forty inspiring passages that raise profound truths about faith and life.Includes a short introduction to Luther's life, journal-writing exercises and daily prayers. A rich resource for personal meditation or small group discussion. An inspiring companion anytime. Ideal for traveling through the seasons of Advent and Lent. [less]

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47 Easy Christmas Songs and Carols

1961    78 Pages    (Hansen Publications)

DDC: 786   

For all organs

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52 Simple Ways to Make Christmas Special

Jan Dargatz

1991    142 Pages    (Thomas Nelson Inc)

DDC: 394.268282   

Helps readers discover the love and merriment of Christmas traditions with 52 easy-to-use ideas for celebrating the season.

Helps readers discover the love and merriment of Christmas traditions with 52 easy-to-use ideas for celebrating the season. [less]

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90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life

Don Piper, Cecil Murphey

2004    208 Pages    (Revell)

DDC: 231.7   

As he is driving home from a minister's conference, Baptist minister Don Piper collides with a semi-truck that crosses into his lane. He is pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, Piper experiences heaven where he is greeted by those who had influenced him spiritually. He hears beautiful music and feels true peace.Back on earth, a passing minister who had also been at the conference is led to pray for Don even though he knows the man is dead. Piper miraculously comes back to [...]

As he is driving home from a minister's conference, Baptist minister Don Piper collides with a semi-truck that crosses into his lane. He is pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, Piper experiences heaven where he is greeted by those who had influenced him spiritually. He hears beautiful music and feels true peace.Back on earth, a passing minister who had also been at the conference is led to pray for Don even though he knows the man is dead. Piper miraculously comes back to life and the bliss of heaven is replaced by a long and painful recovery.For years Piper kept his heavenly experience to himself. Finally, however, friends and family convinced him to share his remarkable story. [less]

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100 Chapel Talks

Albert Clayton Reid

1955    304 Pages    (Abingdon Press)

DDC: 252.5   

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3:16: The Numbers of Hope

Max Lucado

2007    240 Pages    (Thomas Nelson)

DDC: 226.5   

A twenty-six word parade of hope: beginning with God, ending with life, and urging us to do the same. Brief enough to write on a napkin or memorize in a moment, yet solid enough to weather two thousand years of storms and questions. If you know nothing of the Bible, start here. If you know everything in the Bible, return here. We all need the reminder. The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human. And God's treatment is prescribed in John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he [...]

A twenty-six word parade of hope: beginning with God, ending with life, and urging us to do the same. Brief enough to write on a napkin or memorize in a moment, yet solid enough to weather two thousand years of storms and questions. If you know nothing of the Bible, start here. If you know everything in the Bible, return here. We all need the reminder. The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human. And God's treatment is prescribed in John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. He loves. He gave. We believe. We live. [less]

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500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (Dr. Seuss Yellow Back Book), The

Dr. Seuss

2010    48 Pages    (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Call #: JUV    DDC: 813.54   

What a lot of hats Bartholomew has in this imaginative and clever tale! Find out what happens when the king asks him to remove them...one by one. By combining the funniest stories, craziest creatures and zaniest pictures with his unique blend of rhyme, rhythm and repetition, Dr. Seuss helps children of all ages and abilities learn to read. This is a yellow-back book. Ideal for fluent readers, and great fun for practising reading aloud. They also make wonderful bedtime stories for younger [...]

What a lot of hats Bartholomew has in this imaginative and clever tale! Find out what happens when the king asks him to remove them...one by one. By combining the funniest stories, craziest creatures and zaniest pictures with his unique blend of rhyme, rhythm and repetition, Dr. Seuss helps children of all ages and abilities learn to read. This is a yellow-back book. Ideal for fluent readers, and great fun for practising reading aloud. They also make wonderful bedtime stories for younger children. [less]

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Abba! Father!

Vernon R. Schreiber

1988    95 Pages    (Augsburg Fortress Pub)

DDC: 232.954   

A paperback book of prayer and inspiration. Useful in good times and in troubled times. Written by Vernon R Schreiber Published by Augsberg Fortress November 1988 [...]

A paperback book of prayer and inspiration. Useful in good times and in troubled times.
Written by Vernon R Schreiber
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Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Brennan Manning

2002    192 Pages    (NavPress)

DDC: 248.4   

Many Christians feel broken and angry but don’t think they can express these real feelings around others—or to God. So we put on a mask to hide our identity. Feelings of embarrassment and shame make us hide from the One who truly loves us. Author Brennan Manning encourages you to let go of this stressful, unreal impostor lifestyle and freely accept your identity as a child of God. Find the rest that you long for as you grow in character and accept His lordship. Includes discussion [...]

Many Christians feel broken and angry but don’t think they can express these real feelings around others—or to God. So we put on a mask to hide our identity. Feelings of embarrassment and shame make us hide from the One who truly loves us. Author Brennan Manning encourages you to let go of this stressful, unreal impostor lifestyle and freely accept your identity as a child of God. Find the rest that you long for as you grow in character and accept His lordship. Includes discussion questions. [less]

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ABC's of Proverbs, The

1972   

Call #: JUV   

From Proverbs in Today's English Version

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ABC's of Thomas Merton, The

Gregory Ryan, Elizabeth Ryan

2017    32 Pages    (Paraclete Press, Incorporated)

DDC: 271   

Young readers (age 5-9), parents, grandparents, teachers, and catechists will enjoy learning about the major events in Thomas Merton's life and the choices he made along the way to become the world's most famous monk and hermit. The playful ABCs format used in this book will help children to remember what they are learning about Thomas Merton and the Christian life in general. With childlike simplicity, the book creates an open and contemplative mood for the child and grown-up sharing in the [...]

Young readers (age 5-9), parents, grandparents, teachers, and catechists will enjoy learning about the major events in Thomas Merton's life and the choices he made along the way to become the world's most famous monk and hermit. The playful ABCs format used in this book will help children to remember what they are learning about Thomas Merton and the Christian life in general. With childlike simplicity, the book creates an open and contemplative mood for the child and grown-up sharing in the reading experience. [less]

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About God And His Ways

Lawrie Hamilton

1967    127 Pages    (Lutheran Church Press)

Call #: JUV   

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About the Bible

Terence E. Fretheim

1999    100 Pages    (Augsburg Fortress Publishers)

DDC: 220.61   

Have a child or grandchild being confirmed this year? Want to share your zeal for studying the Bible? Conversational in tone, these brief essays (a collection of articles in the 1996-98 About the Bible series in Lutheran Woman Today) make a great gift for skeptics and believers alike-including yourself! They provide answers to some really tough questions about the Bible in a respectful way that makes the reader say, "I want to learn more!"

Have a child or grandchild being confirmed this year? Want to share your zeal for studying the Bible? Conversational in tone, these brief essays (a collection of articles in the 1996-98 About the Bible series in Lutheran Woman Today) make a great gift for skeptics and believers alike-including yourself! They provide answers to some really tough questions about the Bible in a respectful way that makes the reader say, "I want to learn more!" [less]

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Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

Bruce Feiler

240 Pages    (William Morrow)

DDC: 222.11092   

In this timely, provocative, and uplifting journey, the bestselling author of Walking the Bible searches for the man at the heart of the world's three monotheistic religions -- and today's deadliest conflicts. At a moment when the world is asking, “Can the religions get along?” one figure stands out as the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. One man holds the key to our deepest fears -- and our possible reconciliation. Abraham. Bruce Feiler set out on a [...]

In this timely, provocative, and uplifting journey, the bestselling author of Walking the Bible searches for the man at the heart of the world's three monotheistic religions -- and today's deadliest conflicts. At a moment when the world is asking, “Can the religions get along?” one figure stands out as the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. One man holds the key to our deepest fears -- and our possible reconciliation. Abraham. Bruce Feiler set out on a personal quest to better understand our common patriarch. Traveling in war zones, climbing through caves and ancient shrines, and sitting down with the world's leading religious minds, Feiler uncovers fascinating, little-known details of the man who defines faith for half the world. Both immediate and timeless, Abraham is a powerful, universal story, the first-ever interfaith portrait of the man God chose to be his partner. Thoughtful and inspiring, it offers a rare vision of hope that will redefine what we think about our neighbors, our future, and ourselves. [less]

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Absolute Surrender

Andrew Murray

2017    160 Pages    (B&H Publishing Group)

DDC: 234.8   

"Our God delights in helping us. He will enable us to perfect, not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, what was begun in the Spirit." Absolute Surrender develops an understanding of the need for "absolute surrender" to God. Murray provides concrete steps for bringing about such surrender in one's life. He also describes both the fruit of surrendering, e.g. true experience of the Holy Spirit in one's life, and the different "stages" one goes through on the "path to Christian liberty." Anyone not [...]

"Our God delights in helping us. He will enable us to perfect, not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, what was begun in the Spirit." Absolute Surrender develops an understanding of the need for "absolute surrender" to God. Murray provides concrete steps for bringing about such surrender in one's life. He also describes both the fruit of surrendering, e.g. true experience of the Holy Spirit in one's life, and the different "stages" one goes through on the "path to Christian liberty." Anyone not fully experiencing Christian liberty will be enriched by Absolute Surrender. The Read & Reflect with the Classics edition of Absolute Surrender includes the classic text in an easy to read adaption coupled with personal reflection questions, additional study questions, and prayer prompts for today's Christian reader. [less]

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Abundant Life: New Testament (Experience the Presence of God in Everyday Life)

2004    272 Pages    (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)

DDC: 220.52   

The Abundant Life Bible offers readers insights about living the abundant life through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Topics such as joy, peace, dealing with life's tough issues, and more offer practical guidance for daily life. The Abundant Life Bible is value priced—perfect for gift giving.

The Abundant Life Bible offers readers insights about living the abundant life through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Topics such as joy, peace, dealing with life's tough issues, and more offer practical guidance for daily life. The Abundant Life Bible is value priced—perfect for gift giving. [less]

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Achievers Never Quit - How to Create a Life Plan for the Years after Fifty

Robert O. Redd

1989    150 Pages    (Thornapple Publishing Company)

DDC: 646.7   

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Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups

Nelson Searcy, Kerrick Thomas

2008    224 Pages    (Regal)

DDC: 253.7   

Church leaders want to know how to make small groups work for their church communities, yet a quick look around shows that while small groups are all the rage, much of the time they create more problems than they solve. Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas, founding pastors of The Journey Church in the heart of New York City, suggest that this failure is due to widely held beliefs about small groups that just aren’t true—and they aim to debunk the myths and set the record straight! [...]

Church leaders want to know how to make small groups work for their church communities, yet a quick look around shows that while small groups are all the rage, much of the time they create more problems than they solve. Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas, founding pastors of The Journey Church in the heart of New York City, suggest that this failure is due to widely held beliefs about small groups that just aren’t true—and they aim to debunk the myths and set the record straight! Drawing from the startling success of small groups at The Journey Church (which has had over 100-percent participation in small groups for more than 4 years) Searcy and Thomas show how church leaders can implement a life-changing small-group ministry that gets the maximum number of people involved and solves many of the important (yet irritating) problems facing churches of all sizes. [less]

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Acts: Model for Today's Church: Group Member

Keith Madsen

2007    127 Pages    (Serenity House Publishing)

DDC: 262   

Theme: Church Life (13 sessions) The local church is the hope for the world. And the only way for a group of believers to be an authentic representation of what Jesus desires His bride to be, is, if they will allow the early church to be their model. In Acts: Model for Today's Church you will connect with our true power source as you learn to deepen church community and become an irresistible influence to the world around you. Apply what you learn in practical projects and embrace life-change [...]

Theme: Church Life (13 sessions) The local church is the hope for the world. And the only way for a group of believers to be an authentic representation of what Jesus desires His bride to be, is, if they will allow the early church to be their model. In Acts: Model for Today's Church you will connect with our true power source as you learn to deepen church community and become an irresistible influence to the world around you. Apply what you learn in practical projects and embrace life-change goals for yourself. Your church should be an authentic representation of what Jesus intended when He unleashed His Spirit in the first century. Through all of life's problems, you too can see the Word of God continue to increase and spread (Acts 12:24). Sessions from Acts: Model for Today's Church are: Called to Action Power from Above A New Kind of Community When Conflict Hits the Church A Dramatic Conversion The Community Expands A Praying Church Treated as Gods Dealing with the Old Laws A Spirit-Led Journey Speaking the Language of the Culture When Faith is "Bad for Business" An Irrepressible Boldness Download Sample (PDF) [less]

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Addiction Workbook, The

Patrick Fanning, John Terence O'Neill

1997    152 Pages    (Fine Communications)

DDC: 362.2928   

At any given time there are 18 million adult alcoholics and drug addicts in America. Of the 17 percent who quit each year, most do so on there own, Now, this life-changing handbook helps addicts understand their addiction and the negative effect it has on their lives. Using questionnaires and other tools to guide readers toward self-discovery, it provides the steps addicts must take to become clean and sober.

At any given time there are 18 million adult alcoholics and drug addicts in America. Of the 17 percent who quit each year, most do so on there own, Now, this life-changing handbook helps addicts understand their addiction and the negative effect it has on their lives. Using questionnaires and other tools to guide readers toward self-discovery, it provides the steps addicts must take to become clean and sober. [less]

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Advent 2008

Phyllis Wezeman, John E. Harnish

2008    48 Pages    (Abingdon Press)

DDC: 242   

Advent, A Calendar of Devotions is a booklet of daily devotions for the season of Advent (the four weeks before Christmas) that helps you step back from bustle and stress of the season and prepare your heart and mind to rejoice in God's loving gift, Jesus Christ. Each daily devotion includes a recommended Scripture reading, a Bible verse, an inspiring message, and an uplifting prayer. Advent, A Calendar of Devotions, Large Type, is ideal for churches to purchase in quantities to distribute to [...]

Advent, A Calendar of Devotions is a booklet of daily devotions for the season of Advent (the four weeks before Christmas) that helps you step back from bustle and stress of the season and prepare your heart and mind to rejoice in God's loving gift, Jesus Christ. Each daily devotion includes a recommended Scripture reading, a Bible verse, an inspiring message, and an uplifting prayer. Advent, A Calendar of Devotions, Large Type, is ideal for churches to purchase in quantities to distribute to older adult member of the congregation and those who are sight impaired. and those beyond the congregation that need a message of hope, comfort., and joy. When ordering for your congregation, remember to secure copies for those beyond the congregation that need a message of hope, comfort, and joy including nursing homes residents, prisons, and other groups with whom you are in ministry. Also available in regular size suitable for mailing in a #10 envelope. Other resources for your family: Lighting the candles in an Advent wreath at the family meal or other prayer time each Sunday and on Christmas day is a meaningful way to add to your preparation during this holy season. Advent Wreaths Love, Peace Hope & Joy Gold Wire Votive Holder Love, Peace Hope & Joy Black Wire Votive Holder Children of the World Nativity Star Home Candlelight Service Set Sample Devotional   [less]

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Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J.M. Nouwen: Daily Scripture and Prayers together with Nouwen's Own Words

Redemptorist Pastoral Publication

2004    96 Pages    (Liguori)

DDC: 242.33   

The inspiring words of Henri J. M. Nouwen guide the faithful on a spiritual journey through the Advent and Christmas season in this book of waiting, hope, anticipation, and celebration. Each day of the Advent season (28 in all, to accommodate the varying number of days in the season) and each day of Christmas (12 in all, ending with Jesus' baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist) contain a pertinent excerpt from the writings of Father Nouwen, a related quotation from Scripture, a prayer for [...]

The inspiring words of Henri J. M. Nouwen guide the faithful on a spiritual journey through the Advent and Christmas season in this book of waiting, hope, anticipation, and celebration. Each day of the Advent season (28 in all, to accommodate the varying number of days in the season) and each day of Christmas (12 in all, ending with Jesus' baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist) contain a pertinent excerpt from the writings of Father Nouwen, a related quotation from Scripture, a prayer for the day, and a suggested activity that offers a concrete response to mark the season. Advent and Christmas Wisdom is indeed an easy-to-use, daily program to celebrate the momentous arrival of the Christ Child and the joyous news of our salvation. It is also an ideal book for the individual seeking active participation in the season and a renewal of faith for the start of the liturgical year. [less]

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Advent Anticipation: Drawing Nearer To The Christ-Child

Jeanne Conte

1999    109 Pages    (Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated)

DDC: 242.322   

The excellent meditations found throughout this book offer the reader an opportunity to prepare for the celebration of Christmas through the unique ecumenical perspective of both Eastern and Western Christian traditions. The concepts presented offer insightful glimpses of God's covenant (both Old and New) with humanity as He allowed the Divine Nature of the Word of God to condescend in taking on a Human Nature in the Person of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This display of God's [...]

The excellent meditations found throughout this book offer the reader an opportunity to prepare for the celebration of Christmas through the unique ecumenical perspective of both Eastern and Western Christian traditions. The concepts presented offer insightful glimpses of God's covenant (both Old and New) with humanity as He allowed the Divine Nature of the Word of God to condescend in taking on a Human Nature in the Person of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This display of God's compassionate, disinterested benevolence, so well expressed throughout the prayers, poetry, Biblical Readings, hymnals and inspirational writings found in this book, help the reader to experience a meaningful pre-Christmas preparation which uplifts the soul while allowing thoughtful contemplation of God's magnificent outpouring of divine love. -- Taken from the foreword by Rev Dr Athanasios Demos. [less]

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