She Is Free

Learning the Truth about the Lies that Hold You Captive

Author: Andi Andrew

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493408143

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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We say we're free in Christ, but many of us are still living in captivity--to fear, anger, shame, isolation, unforgiveness, and control. We're good at faking it around others, but we're exhausted by the ruse. Andi Andrew wants women to break free of their self-imposed prisons and live the lives that are rightly theirs in Christ. Sharing her own intentional journey of finding true freedom by surrendering control of her heart and life to the God who welcomed her with open arms, Andrew encourages women to give their pain and brokenness to Jesus. She shows them how to purposefully take captive the lies they have believed and replace them with God's truth. Compassionate and biblically based, She Is Free is an invitation to women to step fully into the love that sets them free.
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If You Only Knew

My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free

Author: Jamie Ivey

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1462749739

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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What if you knew all the moments of my past that I am not proud of? What if you really knew me, the messy parts that I’ve hoped to forget and worked hard to conceal? For so long, my greatest fear was what you might think of me if you only knew the whole story. It’s exhausting, this guarding of our stories and struggles. Fear of being found out had caused me to hide—but I wasn’t just covering my flaws, I was unintentionally blocking the beauty of God’s grace. My journey to real freedom began when I quit running from my mess and started trusting Jesus to make something beautiful of it. This book is that story. It’s stepping out of shame and insecurity into gospel freedom. It’s letting God turn our failures and frailties into testimonies of His faithfulness. I’ve discovered that when we quit hiding, God gets the glory and we are able to fully embrace not only our relationship with Him, but also with one another. Transparency brings freedom, and in every moment, we'll find that God can absolutely be trusted.
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Fake or Follower

Refusing to Settle for a Shallow Faith

Author: Andi Andrew

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493408380

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8196

We live in a culture where many identify as "Christian" without fully embracing what it looks like to follow Jesus day-in and day-out. After gathering on a Sunday, do we simply go about our business, void of true transformation? Is the gospel simply a self-help tool, the church just a place where our needs can be met? It's time to ask ourselves, "Am I really following Jesus? Or am I just faking it?" With eye-opening personal stories, Scripture, and thought-provoking questions, Andi Andrew lovingly invites readers to examine their hearts to discover whether their faith is a genuine, life-giving marriage of belief and practice in response to Christ's life and sacrifice, or if it is just a lifestyle choice on par with any other. She encourages readers to surrender their whole lives to Jesus daily, grapple with hard questions they may have been avoiding, and discover a life fully alive, following in the way, the truth, and the life of Jesus Christ.
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Stronger than the Struggle

Uncomplicating Your Spiritual Battle

Author: Havilah Cunnington

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718094212

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 8565

"Why do I still struggle if I'm faithfully following God?" We all face challenges. On any given day, the problems of real life can take our breaths away. Our marriages, finances, relationships, and health are regular struggles, and that's just the beginning. Doesn't the Bible say the war has already been won? So why do we still battle? In a down-to-earth, let’s-get-real approach, popular Bible teacher Havilah Cunnington cuts through the confusion and shows us how to Discern whether we’re dealing with battles within ourselves, resistance from God, or genuine fights with the Devil. Throw off misconceptions about spiritual warfare, and understand what Jesus really said about our spiritual authority and the certainty we have in him. Ask the right questions and build a realistic battle plan to win one day at a time. With humor and honesty, Cunnington lays out practical tools to thrive in the face of hardship, enabling us to walk forward in the confidence that, because of Jesus, we really are stronger than the struggle.
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I'm Not Good Enough ... and Other Lies Women Tell Themselves

Author: Sharon Jaynes

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736933786

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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It's easy to be deceived and to become hostage to lies, especially those we tell ourselves: I am a loser Nobody loves me I don't have time to read the Bible I'm not good enough I would be happier married to someone else My family would be better off if I were dead Without an education, I'll always be behind The list goes on. Sharon Jaynes, popular author, speaker, and Bible teacher, says that just as Jesus countered Satan's lies with truth from God's Word, so women today must use the Scriptures to counter those falsehoods that all too easily creep into their thinking. In this book, Sharon looks at the common lies women tell themselves and shows them how they can replace those lies with Truth. ""I'm Not Good Enough..".and Other Lies Women Tell Themselves" is a handy reference tool that will help women renew their minds and think God's thoughts rather than be swayed by the enemy's deceptions.
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Free of Me

Why Life Is Better When It's Not about You

Author: Sharon Hodde Miller

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 149340945X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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We live in a culture that's all about self, becoming the best "me" I can be instead of becoming like Jesus. This me-centered message affects every area of our lives--our friendships, our marriages, even our faith--and it breaks each one in different ways. The self-focused life robs our joy, shrinks our souls, and is the reason we never quite break free of insecurity. In this book, Sharon Hodde Miller invites us into a bigger, Jesus-centered vision--one that restores our freedom and inspires us to live for more. She helps readers - identify the secret source of insecurity - understand how self-focus sabotages seven areas of our lives - learn four practical steps for focusing on God and others - experience freedom from the burden of self-focus Anyone yearning for a purpose bigger than "project me" will cherish this paradigm-shifting message of true fulfillment.
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I Am

Author: Matt Fry

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1629991031

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Understand that your past does not define who you are, that your fears and insecurities can be replaced with the truth of God's Word, and that when you truly encounter God, you will discover who you are. What you say and believe about yourself determines your destiny. But many people struggle with understanding who they are. They allow past mistakes to define them and shape their future. In I Am Matt Fry opens your eyes to the true identity you have in Christ. He uncovers seven key truths from the "I Am" statements of Jesus that will help you see who He is. You will be empowered to find Jesus and begin a new life with the power to become everything He has created you to be.
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Lies Women Believe

And the Truth that Sets Them Free

Author: Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802479532

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 4049

Counter the lies that keep you from abundant living. Satan is the master deceiver and his lies are endless. And the lies Christian women believe are at the root of most of their struggles. "Many women live under a cloud of personal guilt and condemnation," says Nancy Leigh DeMoss. "Many are in bondage to their past. Others are gripped by fear of rejection and a longing for approval. Still others are emotional prisoners." In best selling Lies Women Believe, Nancy exposes those areas of deception most commonly believed by Christian women—lies about God, sin, priorities, marriage and family, emotions, and more. She then sheds light on how we can be delivered from bondage and set free to walk in God's grace, forgiveness, and abundant life. Nancy offers the most effective weapon to ounter and overcome Satan's deceptions: God's truth!
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Fierce Faith

A Woman's Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry, and Overcoming Anxiety

Author: Alli Worthington

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310342260

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Sometimes Jesus’s call to “fear not” seems like the hardest instruction to follow. Some days you faultlessly juggle everything that is your life—kids, husband, house, job, church, friendships, school, pets, appointments, and on and on. Other days the very thought of which ball you’re going to drop puts your anxiety level through the roof. You’re afraid you’re forgetting something. And you are: God’s advice to fear not. Alli Worthington knows all about the ways a woman can be hard on herself. She shares her own fear struggles with humor and honesty—while offering real strategies for coping with life’s big worries as well as those little everyday worries. Alli uses biblical wisdom and practical insight to help you: Identify fear-based thinking. Overcome the big and little worries in life. Learn a simple trick to stop the anxiety spiral. Live a more confident, less worried life. Grab a cup of coffee and sit down for some encouragement from a friend. Alli’s no-nonsense, wise advice will lighten your heart and help you cut through the daily clutter of fear and worry to reconnect with your own fierce faith.
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She's Still There

Rescuing the Girl in You

Author: Chrystal Evans Hurst

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310348064

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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What’s a woman to do if her life is not taking shape the way that she thought that it would? What happens when she looks at herself in the mirror, lingering just a little longer than usual and realizes that she no longer recognizes the person staring back at her? What does she do when she sees that, somehow, her life has drifted away from all her original hopes, dreams, or plans? Speaker, blogger and writer Chrystal Evans Hurst wrote this book because she was that woman. One day she realized that she had somehow wandered away from the life that she had purposed to live a long time ago. Chrystal since discovered that this moment of awareness happens to lots of women at different seasons of their lives. Poor decisions, a lack of intentionality or planning, or a long-term denial of deep hopes and dreams can leave a woman, old or young, reeling from the realization that she is lost, disappointed, or simply numb. And she just needs encouragement. This woman simply needs someone to hold her hand, to cheer her on, and to believe with her that she is capable of still being the person she intended to be or discovering the girl she never knew was there in the first place. Chrystal uses her poignant story of an early and unexpected pregnancy, as well as other raw and vulnerable moments in her life, to let readers know she understands what it’s like to try and find your way after some missteps or decisions you didn’t plan on. In She’s Still There Chrystal emphasizes the importance of the personal process and the beauty of that path as it is shared authentically from one girlfriend to another. It’s a book of “me toos”, reminders of the hoped for, and challenges for the path ahead - to find direction, purpose, and true satisfaction.
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Find Your Brave

Courage to Stand Strong When the Waves Crash In

Author: Holly Wagner

Publisher: WaterBrook Press

ISBN: 1601428812

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Navigate Life's Storms and Discover a Courage Like No Other Have you ever found yourself in over your head, wondering how you would possibly get through with your faith and sanity intact? Life seems good and then--BOOM!--out of nowhere comes a storm that threatens to drown your hopes. Your storm might be a job loss, loneliness, a crumbling relationship, financial ruin, a serious illness, or the death of a loved one. Whatever it is, you have a choice: Will you cower in fear or will you rise to the challenge? Holly Wagner has endured her share of storms. In Find Your Brave she examines the dramatic shipwreck faced by the apostle Paul in Acts 27. There she uncovers profound truths that will guide you safely through life's most difficult moments. Through biblical teaching and personal stories, Holly offers a friendly voice in the midst of overpowering circumstances. She shows you how to anchor your trust in the God who remains faithful in every storm and in whose strength you can Find Your Brave. #RefuseToSink "Find Your Brave is the empowering message your heart needs." --Lysa Terkheurst, Proverbs 31 Ministries
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Wild and Free

A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough

Author: Jess Connolly,Hayley Morgan

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310345545

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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You don't have to be everything to everyone. You don't have to try so hard to button it up and hold it together. Join Jess and Hayley as they reveal how women today can walk in the true liberty we already have in Jesus. For all the fullness of God available to His daughters, we often feel limited by two defining insecurities: “I am too much,” and “I am not enough.” Co-authors and best friends Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan have felt the same, until one essential question turned the tables on it all: If God is wild and free and he created women, what does this mean for us today? Wild and Free is an anthem and an invitation in equal parts to find freedom from the cultural captivity that holds us back, and freedom to step into the wild and holy call of God in our lives. With fresh biblical insight tracing all the way back to Eve and a treasury of practical application, Jess and Hayley reveal how women today can walk in the true liberty we already have in Jesus. Because you don’t have to be everything to everyone. You don’t have to try so hard to button it up and hold it together. And you certainly don’t have to quiet the voice that God gave you when he created you to sing. Wild and Free will help you shake off the lies of insecurity in your life, and step forward to maximize your God-given influence for his glory and the world’s good.
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Perfectly You

Get Set Free From Insecurity And Become Exactly Who God Created You To Be

Author: Lisa Kai

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 1943127506

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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Are You Frustrated by Fear, Insecurity or Intimidation? Many women struggle with their identity and insecurities. On the outside, we may look like we have it all together, but inside, we often doubt our own abilities and often compare ourselves to everyone else. Author and Pastor Lisa Kai share from the heart her own personal battle with intimidation. It is a powerful story of a young immigrant and the rejection and shame she felt for being less-than in others eyes. It wasn't until many years later that she was set free from her insecurities. Her story sets the framework for how each of us can navigate our own pitfalls and truly find answers to the questions we all face: What am I supposed to be doing with my life? How do I overcome the lies that I have believed about myself and learn to walk in the truth of who God says I AM? How do I become bold, fearless, brave, and rise-up in Godfidence (God confidence) and not in my own confidence? How do I just be ME?! In Part Two of this book, Lisa not only tackles each of these questions, but more importantly, she provides the strategies to overcome every pitfall and step into the divine role that God has created for you alone. It's time for the fear and insecurity to leave and your gifting's to come into full boldness and confidence. Once we recognize our insecurities and expose them, we can be set free. If you are tired of faking it, and are ready to step into your divine purpose, you can experience freedom from insecurity and doubt, and become the person that God designed you to be Perfectly You!
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The 4 Wills of God

The Way He Directs Our Steps and Frees Us to Direct Our Own

Author: Emerson Eggerichs

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1462743749

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Should you take the job? Quit the job? Begin a relationship? End a relationship? Move? Plant roots? How do we find God’s will for life's big decisions? What if you had total freedom? Emerson Eggerichs believes there is a clear answer to finding God’s will. The Bible itself reveals the clue--a secret hidden in plain sight. Before launching his Love & Respect marriage ministry with wife Sarah, Emerson was a senior pastor for nearly 20 years in East Lansing Michigan. Before that, Emerson and a friend ran a free counseling center called “The Open Door” in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As Emerson navigated his career he found both he and the people he was counseling were wrestling with big decisions and knowing if that decision was really what God wanted. Immersing himself in God’s word for over 30 hours a week for 19 years, he discovered simple, clear truths that set him and many others free. There is a starting point to discovering God’s Will for your next decision and for your entire life. Begin here to read stories of people in the same situations you face today. You’ll be able to discover the freedom you’ve been searching for, and then, like Emerson, you’ll help others find that freedom too.
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Behind Closed Doors

A Novel

Author: B. A. Paris

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250121019

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS! The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? “A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl “This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review) "A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review) “This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer) “The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post “This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable. Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed. From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.
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Gospel Principles

Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Publisher: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

ISBN: 1465101276

Category: Mormon Church

Page: 378

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A Study Guide and a Teacher’s Manual Gospel Principles was written both as a personal study guide and as a teacher’s manual. As you study it, seeking the Spirit of the Lord, you can grow in your understanding and testimony of God the Father, Jesus Christand His Atonement, and the Restoration of the gospel. You can find answers to life’s questions, gain an assurance of your purpose and self-worth, and face personal and family challenges with faith.
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Every Thought Captive

Battling the Toxic Beliefs That Separate Us from the Life We Crave

Author: Jerusha Clark

Publisher: Think

ISBN: 9781576838686

Category: Religion

Page: 247

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Popular author Clark journeys through the unique nature of the female mind and the freedom found in shifting our thoughts from the everyday to the eternal. (Practical Life)
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Emotions

Confront the Lies. Conquer with Truth.

Author: Charles F. Stanley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476752060

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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A New York Times bestselling author and the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia helps readers deal with their emotions, in this inspirational self-help book.
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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393634582

Category: History

Page: 368

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Stephen Greenblatt—Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World—investigates the life of one of humankind’s greatest stories. Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve explores the enduring story of humanity’s first parents. Comprising only a few ancient verses, the story of Adam and Eve has served as a mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires, as both a hymn to human responsibility and a dark fable about human wretchedness. Tracking the tale into the deep past, Greenblatt uncovers the tremendous theological, artistic, and cultural investment over centuries that made these fictional figures so profoundly resonant in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim worlds and, finally, so very “real” to millions of people even in the present. With the uncanny brilliance he previously brought to his depictions of William Shakespeare and Poggio Bracciolini (the humanist monk who is the protagonist of The Swerve), Greenblatt explores the intensely personal engagement of Augustine, Dürer, and Milton in this mammoth project of collective creation, while he also limns the diversity of the story’s offspring: rich allegory, vicious misogyny, deep moral insight, and some of the greatest triumphs of art and literature. The biblical origin story, Greenblatt argues, is a model for what the humanities still have to offer: not the scientific nature of things, but rather a deep encounter with problems that have gripped our species for as long as we can recall and that continue to fascinate and trouble us today.
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Desiring God

Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 1601423098

Category: Religion

Page: 411

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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.
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