Description : Physical scars represent a story, a moment in one's life, and they show others that there is a history of healing. Noted author Sharon Jaynes shares with women how their internal scars—marks from past hurts and mistakes—also represent a story of restoration. With empathy, personal insight, and a best friend's gentle spirit, Sharon helps readers: recognize Jesus through their scars receive grace and forgiveness remove the mask and be real restore the broken heart release the power of healed wounds Encouraging chapters, inspirational stories, godly wisdom, and a Bible study guide lead readers to give their wounds to the One who sees their beauty and who turns hurts into hope.
Description : Leslie Vernick, counselor and social worker, has witnessed the devastating effects of emotional abuse. Many, including many in the church, have not addressed this form of destruction in families and relationships because it is difficult to talk about. With godly guidance and practical experience, Vernick offers an empathetic approach to recognizing an emotionally destructive relationship and addresses the symptoms and the damage with biblical tools. Readers will understand how to: Reveal behaviors that are meant to control, punish, and hurt Confront and speak truth when the timing is right Determine when to keep trying, when to get out Get safe and stay safe Build an identity in Christ This practical and thorough resource will help countless individuals, families, and churches view abuse from God's perspective and understand how vital it is for victims to embrace His freedom from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and generational effects of emotionally destructive relationships.
Description : Trust seems like such a simple concept. It is sung about at church and taught to little children in Sunday School. Knowing about trust and actually living it out, though, are two very different things. In, Restful: A 30 Day Adventure Learning to Trust God Completely, Meschelle Kolb takes you on a colorful journey of learning to trust God. She tells fun stories that illustrate how trust grows in three stages. First, trust forms through a relationship with God. Next, trust develops as trials come into your life. Ultimately, you can experience true joy as a result of fully trusting in God. Her stories and Bible insight will help you learn how to let go, trust God completely and find rest in Him!
Description : "As the author of the book -Be-You-Tiful, which speaks to women about overcoming their past - and becoming all God has called them to be, I understand the importance of positive, uplifting, God inspired wisdom about beauty, therefore I recommend this book, You Are Beautiful." -Jada Collins, Commentator and Supermodel for Ebony Fashion Fair "Rosalind Y. Tompkins is a wise woman who sees the world with both a natural and spiritual eye, and she sees that You Are Beautiful!" -Dr. Vera McIntyre, Founder & President Emeritus, United Families of America, Inc. Is beauty something that is enjoyed by some and missing from others, or is it a trait that each of us can learn to release from within? Rosalind Y. Tompkins challenges many of today's popular concepts about beauty by penetrating deeper ... into the word of God. You Are Beautiful is an inspiring and enlightening journey through Tompkins' novel views and timeless truths. Her touching poetry, affirmations, and words of wisdom will rejuvenate your mind and transform your thinking. Tompkins uses personal experiences and biblical teachings to liberate your innate, personal beauty and encourage it to shine brightly for the entire world to see. Tompkins has much to say about divine beauty, and she presents it skillfully in her thoughtful new book, You Are Beautiful. Rosalind Y. Tompkins knows what it is like to not feel beautiful and how that affects all your life choices. She felt "ugly" growing up but today she shares the revelation God gave her about beauty that transformed her life forever. Tompkins is a spiritual life coach, a pastor in Florida and founder/president of Mothers In Crisis, a 501o organization. She has overcome major obstacles - substance abuse, divorce, sexual abuse - and is now empowering others to draw on their faith and personal strengths to live the beautiful life God intended for them. Her calling is to inspire and motivate individuals to grow and develop into their personal best.
Description : While in a medically induced coma, it was difficult to know what was real or imagined. The injuries were horrific and life-threatening; recovery was a roller coaster ride of emotions lasting a period of four years. The coma, the morphine dreams, MRSA, and the unexpected Oxycontin withdrawal have left haunting memories, which have been explicitly detailed within the pages of this book. Hospital stays were numerous throughout the four years. Being disabled and helpless in taking care of normal, everyday functions was disheartening in and of itself. Living in different nursing homes at the fairly young age of fifty-six was both a wake-up call and actually enjoyable. The elderly have so much to offer, even though they are in a nursing home. History is alive in the memories of these people. They are wonderful to listen to. The opportunity to meet and hear their different stories was a great pleasure. It was both an awful and an amazing experience.
Description : Religion: The Death of Many digs into the Scriptures and lifts up its guidance for identifying the many ways that Satan uses to deceive the people of God. In the course of outlining this scriptural approach to discerning the truth of the diabolical forces arrayed against the church and its people, Brandon J. Wilson also describes how to overcome feelings of pain and rejection. In addition, he describes how to persevere against the forces that try to drag one away from God and to discern the truth about prophecies, distinguishing those that truly come from God from those Satan creates to deceive believers. In its ten-chapter exploration, Religion addresses a variety of topics: understanding religion, the redeeming blood, prophecies, faithful giving, how God uses broken people, overcoming feelings of hurt in the church, the problem of evils existence, those who know rejection, getting back into the battle against evil, and words of encouragement. The discussions draw deeply from the well of the Scriptures to provide insights and guidance. If you are a Christian or someone who has drifted away from practicing your faith, then Religion: The Death of Many offers words of encouragement and wisdom. It proclaims that God does not leave or forsake you, no matter how far astray you may have gone. God gives his word to strengthen your faith to withstand Satans deceptions, to overcome your pains and hurts, and to use wisdom to see the truth. For booking contact [email protected]
Description : Can one enter Heaven without scars? The author raises this question and depicts some of the scars inflicted upon Black Americans during, perhaps, their most vulnerable period in American history, the Post-Reconstruction Era. These brutal scars were inflicted through the stark nakedness of physical, economic, social, and legal terror; and they ran to the bone of the soul. Though ridiculed by some twentieth century Black scholars, the author argues the Black Church was the only institution to which the community could find haven. Out of THE CHURCH came the faith, hope, and strength to face the daily struggle of life without dying. Just as Black Americans came through slavery and not from slavery, Where Are Your Scars? is an invitation to understand how the community came out of the wilderness to “the place for which our fathers sighed."
Description : We have all been wounded and scarred by battles. That is life. As a Christian, we don’t want others to see us as weak or lacking in faith, so we cover those scars and hide that pain. This Bible study offers the readers a detailed plan on how to heal from life’s scars and use them to further God’s kingdom. It is focused on 2 Corinthians 12:9 and shows the reader step-by-step how to deal with weaknesses and scars, how to heal from those scars, and how to let God’s power rest on you through your own weakness.
Description : What do we do with the emotional wounds and scars that cast shadows over our lives? How do we respond to the brokenness we experience from disappointments, betrayals, and abandonment? Wounds need time to heal. Scars disappear over time—or they don’t. Whether they do or not, God has made you beautiful. Your wounds don’t turn God off. He knows why they are there, and He is committed to causing them to work together for your good. Transformation occurs as you begin to see yourself as God sees you, say about yourself what He says, and embrace the truth about you as He speaks it. That is the point at which you will begin to hear what He’s been saying all along: “I am the soundtrack of your life; I AM the One who makes you beautiful.” This book will help you • expose the real culprit responsible for our emotional wounds, • examine the consequences of attempting to manage the perceptions of others, • abandon mindsets that mar your beliefs about your beauty, • learn to embrace Jesus’ model for caring for scars, and • discover lifelong tips for ageless beauty.