Description : From the angel Gabriel's announcement of God's plan for her, through the adversities presented by Christ's work on earth, Mary, the mother of Jesus, exhibited courage and humility. In this study, readers will walk beside Mary the teenager...the wife...the mother...the widow...the church member. Women of all ages will discover how to: Sustain a humble spirit with overflowing prayer Hold God's assurances deep within Walk humbly through good times and bad with a heart fixed on God
Description : A diaconal minister, author, and creative artist, Roela Victoria Rivera became legally blind in 2004, two years after she had severe illness that left her in a coma for three days and led her to a near-death experience (NDE) which allowed her to see the glory and beauty of heaven. While undergoing eight eye surgeries over a period of eight years, she felt her faith and trust fading away for awhile. However, her deep faith in GOD and fervent prayers have strengthened her belief that GOD has never left her side and is leading her each day with new meaningful plan and purpose for her life. GOD has blessed Roela to see glimpses of heave at three points in her life: when she was ten years old, at age eighteen, and in mid-life which guided her with wisdom and strength, courage and creative power to write this inspirational book with divine guidance from GOD, holy light from Jesus, and inspiration from the Holy Spirit. She will help you see glimpses of heave in many different ways in everyday life. She also wishes to share her creative artworks and the great Lessons of Life she learned from her heavenly visions and from the Scripture. She continues her ministry for GOD’s glory through her GraceNotes Creative Ministry and inspirational items she designs to share GOD’s Words of love and grace. Roela’s physical and spiritual journey is an inspiration to everyone who reads about it in this book. We hope you find it so.
Description : The author leads believers through the book of Philippians to discover the provisions of God's perfect peace in every circumstance through all of life. By studying the words of the apostle Paul to his beloved friends in Philippi, women can discover how to look to the needs of others, mature in Christ, overcome anxiety, and trust God in every circumstance.
Description : History changed its course one insignificant day and only God knows why. Only several years later will the truth be known. It took years full of hardship to understand that every event must happen to bring the desired result to God's plan for the world. God set destiny in action by choosing someone unknown, crippled, and abandoned by the world. She would be the example of how he expected His children to serve Him. There would be no compromise or discussion about His decision because He knew who would be obedient to His training. The timing was perfect to save a dying world from complete disaster. Not everyone listened to His warning, but, if only one person was saved, his mission would be accomplished. Bonnie was renamed Mercy when she learned the secret to serving her master. It was Mercy who was willing to sacrifice the material things in life to honor God. As God takes her through the journey of her life, she begins to understand why she walked alone with only God to help her. The Cloak of Humility is the story of her journey from the life that she knew to a life walking with God!
Description : Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions provides a forum for prominent religious scholars to examine the state of religious knowledge and theological reflection on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. Featuring essays from thinkers representing the world's major religious traditions, the book introduces new voices, challenges assumptions, raises new questions, and broadens the base of knowledge and investment in this important domain of life. Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality will set the stage for new waves of scholarship and dialogue within and across traditions, disciplines, and cultures that will enrich understanding and strengthen how the world's religious traditions, and others, understand and cultivate the spiritual lives of children and adolescents around the globe.
Description : A sensitive approach to overcoming loss! Behind every tragedy and loss lies a tranquil reality just waiting to be found. Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces shows you how to use the Four Paths of Transformation--acceptance, inspiration, release, and compassion--to move past your suffering and discover inner peace. Author Paul Coleman, PsyD, guides you through every chapter with powerful exercises that help you evaluate your current emotional state and how the hardship has impacted your life. With his guidance and insight, you will learn how to transform your pain into positive thinking, find perspective through charitable acts, and hone in on what you need to do to step into a brighter future. Whether mourning the loss of a romance, health, a loved one, or coping with any of life's upheavals, Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces will help you overcome your pain and finally find peace within yourself.
Description : Living in this world can be hazardous to one's health. Struggles to deal with pain and suffering drive a number of people to counselors, pastors, and popular how to books on Christian living to find healing. The experience of feeling deeply wounded by life's events not only hinders people from enjoying life, it also undermines the idea that God has a plan for our lives that surpasses many of our wildest dreams. Grappling with the place of God's grace in our lives, how to effectively deal with our problems, and attaining authenticity of being and purpose in life blend into our daily walk as followers of Christ. Building upon the belief that there is far more to the Christian life than simply making it into heaven, Open My Heart, Heal My Soul: Living the Grace-Saturated Life helps readers who have found the journey of life to be frustrating and painful gain new insight into living. This book will inspire those who have felt discouraged by their attempts to overcome problems and provide guidelines for dealing with life's challenges as a Christian.
Description : Filled with sage advice, the author, a counselor and teacher, assists individuals in distinguishing between right and wrong, truth and lie, by using their faith, and reveals how to deal with others in situations where compassion and conviction are important. Original.
Description : Habits of the High-Tech Heart addresses the major drawbacks to the network computerization of our society and the growing tendency to substitute technology and innovation for morality and virtue. The solution is not to dismantle our growing technologies but to pay more attention to the "habits of the heart." Schultze calls for a renewal of community and offers readers ways to live by habits of the heart in the information age.
Description : Jesus said all the commandments rest on loving God with all of your heart, soul, and strength and loving your neighbor as yourself. Jesus told His disciples to love each other as He loved them. So You're A Christian, Who Knew is a 40-day journey of spiritual growth based on the commands of Jesus