Daily Readings from All Things Are Working for Your Good
By Joel Osteen
In this daily devotional, #1 New York Timesbestselling author Joel Osteen shares how God uses the darkness in life for good.All of us will go through dark times that we don't understand: a difficulty with a friend, an unfair situation at work, a financial setback, an unexpected illness, a divorce, or the loss of a loved one. Those types of experiences are part of the human journey, but in his book Blessed in the Darkness, Joel Osteen teaches that if we stay in faith and keep a good attitude when we go through challenges, we will not only grow, but we will see how all things work together for our good. Now, Joel Osteen offers this companion devotional, that will provide motivation with daily readings and inspirational prayers that will encourage you through the darkness, as you seek the light in God's will.If we will go through the dark place in the valley trusting, believing, and knowing that God is still in control, we will come to the table that is already prepared for us, where our cup runs over.
Designed for More
By Lucas Ramirez, Mike DeVito
God designed his body of believers to be a powerful force in the world. Yet today, God's great story of reconciliation has been crippled because its messengers are unreconciled. God has designed us for so much more, but disunity among Christians has dramatically held us back from our fullest potential.DESIGNED FOR MORE calls every Christian to bring about Christ's daring vision for unity in the church, and through collective movement, impact the world like never before.Successful leaders everywhere understand the power in collective movement. The most extraordinary sports teams, companies, and organizations are those who learned to bring together their diverse parts into one cohesive whole. However, collective movement still remains an incredibly elusive challenge, especially in the church today.Thankfully, God has hidden in nature some incredible lessons for solving complex human problems. DESIGNED FOR MORE draws groundbreaking implications for how to achieve collective movement from new research on a jaw-dropping phenomenon of flocking starlings known as a murmuration. This marvel is one of nature's most spectacular sights; imagine hundreds of thousands of birds in motion, caressing the sky in unison as if it were their canvas. In the madness of the murmuration, the power of collective movement is on full display.DESIGNED FOR MORE unveils the power of the murmuration and applies its principles to individual spiritual journeys and the Church as a whole. Join author Lucas Ramirez with co-author Mike DeVito as they cast a fresh vision for how you can unleash the potential of a united body of Christ. When believers, churches, and ministries lay hold of their inter-connectedness in Christ and learn to murmurate, our impact will be limitless.
The Dream Handbook
By Jane Teresa Anderson
We all dream - and quite often we wonder if our dreams mean anything. As it turns out . . . they do! Your dreams contain wisdom and insight about your waking life - that's why they are so important. Using The Dream Handbook you can discover the meaning of your dreams and nightmares, and then apply the dream alchemy practices to create positive life change.The Dream Handbook will help you:Stop uncomfortable recurring dreamsIdentify emotional obstacles and release themCreate more fulfilling relationshipsDiscover your talents and life purposeHeal the pastWork with the emotions and feelings in your dreamsTransform fearful dreams into loving visionsTap into your creative sourceIdentify your spiritual lessons and move forwardUse your dreams to strike personal and spiritual goldDesign your own dream alchemy practices
The Disconnected Man
By Jim Turner
Disconnected men hide out in plain view: in our churches, in our families and in our communities. They are competent, capable men who quietly 'do their duty' and attract little attention. They are fairly happy guys, relatively unemotional and capable of carrying heavy loads of responsibility, but are very difficult to get to know beyond superficial friendship. A closer examination inside their marriages reveals a desert strewn with emotionally emaciated spouses. While their competence may build the church, organize a group, or run a company, they haven't the slightest notion how to connect intimately with those they love. Their wives suffer, usually in silence, while the church and culture press past this couple secretly falling apart. Jim Turner was that disconnected man going about his life, happily fulfilling his duty within his own self-protective bubble, until God suddenly burst it in a most horrific way. His story starts when that devastation left him clinging precariously to the remaining shreds of his broken marriage. Jim longs to share with other disconnected men what he learned through that ordeal, to help them understand their disobedience and show how they can achieve real connection with those they love.
Divine Time Management
By Elizabeth Grace Saunders
Renowned time management coach Elizabeth Grace Saunders has helped countless people achieve more and reduce their stress in the process. For the first time, in DIVINE TIME MANAGEMENT, she uncovers that the truest peace is found by becoming less enslaved by worldly pressures and more aware of who God wants you to be. DIVINE TIME MANAGEMENT will guide you to understand what really matters to God, which will inform what matters most to you, transforming your life and priorities. With proven time-saving methods, ways to navigate major life decisions faithfully, and biblical spiritual inspiration, Elizabeth will lead you to freedom from your burdens and to experience lasting fulfillment with Christ at the center of your world.
Daily Readings From the Prayer of Protection
By Joseph Prince
With Psalm 91 as their guide, DAILY READINGS FROM THE PRAYER OF PROTECTION will give readers an understanding about how God guards His children and provide them with tools to ward off the evil that tries to come near. Each daily experience includes a scripture reading, a key truth about God's love and protection, a powerful thought to use during the day, a place to journal, and a powerful, specific "Prayer of Protection" readers can pray. This devotional gives readers the opportunity to live unafraid and with boldness as they allow the certainly of their heavenly Father's love and protection against every fear to guard their life.
Daily Readings From The Power of I Am
By Joel Osteen
The direction you'll follow in life begins with these two simple words: I AM.This portable devotional will help you transform your self-image and help you invite the right things into your life with daily readings and insights from New York Times bestseller THE POWER OF I AM. If you have a powerful I AM, you will carry yourself with a quiet confidence. It's time to stop criticizing yourself, and instead discover your inner strengths, your natural talents, and unique abilities that will make you prosper with self-assurance and success, every single day.
Destiny: Step into Your Purpose
By T.D. Jakes
Many of us have felt a pull, sensing a divine guide that was leading us to the right place or person. According to T.D. Jakes, that is our "destiny," our inner compass, directing us to the fulfillment of our highest purpose. Now in DESTINY, the follow-up to his #1 New York Times bestseller, Instinct, Jakes shows readers that when we reflect on our lives, we may be amazed that our greatest moments resulted from circumstances that we did not control or initiate. Whether readers are just starting out, starting over, or wondering if there is greater success than what they've already accomplished, Jakes' newest bestseller shows readers how to embrace their God-given purpose and dare to pursue the unseen order in their lives.
By T. D. Jakes
Many of us have felt a pull, sensing a divine guide that was leading us to the right place or person. According to T.D. Jakes, that is our "destiny," our inner compass, directing us to the fulfillment of our highest purpose. Now in DESTINY, the follow-up to his No 1 New York Times bestseller, Instinct, Jakes shows readers that when we reflect on our lives, we may be amazed that our greatest moments resulted from circumstances that we did not control or initiate. Whether readers are just starting out, starting over, or wondering if there is greater success than what they've already accomplished, Jakes' newest bestseller shows readers how to embrace their God-given purpose and dare to pursue the unseen order in their lives.
Do Big Small Things
By Bruce Poon Tip
Armed with this rough-and-tumble field journal, prepare to embark on a wondrous, eclectic journey packed with inspiration and activities from around the globe. Page by page, it will challenge you to write, rip, make, and share as you blast out of your comfort zone, dream big, and pay it forward. Wherever you find yourself,on a plane, trekking through Nepal, or in your living room,this book will inspire you to create a vibrant record of your adventures and to push the limits of your mind. The result is a deeply personal gallery of shared surprises, hidden treasures, sudden epiphanies, meaningful connections, and lasting changes. Full of simple, playful prompts and eye-opening visuals, and brimming with worldly wisdom, healthy irreverence, and a sense of boundless possibility, this book is your map, your companion, your record of the small things you do that add up to something bigger.
Dancing with the Void
By Betty Camhi, Gurubaksh Rai
Born in Denmark, in 1890, Sunyata was from birth, utterly without desire, ambition and ego. Thus, the name "Sunyata" - and description of "rare-born mystic" - was given to him years later in India by the revered sage, Sri Ramana Maharshi.A lover of silence and solitude, Sunyata remained untouched by the common worldly conditioning that entraps so many. His fateful journeys, inspiring friendships, and the spiritual wisdom shared in these collected writings, all reflect the soul of an authentic seer.Sunyata's experiences and musings are ever relevant, for they concern something that is of value to all - the illumination and liberation of the human spirit.Adyashanti writes, "Sunyata was the rarest of incarnations. A naturally born enlightened being of singular uniqueness and inventiveness. The story of his life is itself a profound spiritual teaching and a living example of how awakened spirit moves through the challenges of life."
By Dianna E. Anderson
Anderson's new sexual ethics draw on core biblical principles and set a standard for today's Christians that may be as influential Joshua Harris' I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Don Raunikar's Choosing God's Best, and Elisabeth Elliot's Passion and Purity. Anderson uses her own illuminating experience with the purity movement to: Reach out to women and men trying to reconcile their own sexuality with their understanding of "what God wants," cultural stigma, and media pressuresDemonstrate how Christian ideas about purity have infiltrated American politics and culture-and why women are losingOffer an affirmative, healing path for everyone to understand their sexuality: one that reconciles scripture, culture, and common sense
By Jennifer Grant, Cathleen Falsani
The Bible is full of not-so-precious moments, from murder and mayhem, to sex and slavery. Instead of turning a blind eye to the difficult (and entertaining) passages of scripture, editors Jennifer Grant and Cathleen Falsani decided to take them head on. An incredible cast of contributors tackles the parts of the Bible that most excite, com for, frustrate, or soothe, with arresting insights like: What the heck is the book of Revelation really about? (The answer will surprise you.) How do we come to grips with the Bible's troubling (or seemingly troubling) passages about the role of women? Why did the artist of the oldest known picture of Jesus intentionally pain him with a wonky eye--and what does this strange choice tell us about the beauty of imperfection?Unique, earnest, and insightful, this is a fresh, wonderful way to liven up one's "quiet time" with the Bible. It was written by and for Bible-loving Christians, agnostics, skeptics, none-of-the-aboves, and people who aren't afraid to dig deep spiritually, ask hard questions, and have some fun along the way.
Detroit Rock City
By Steve Miller
Detroit Rock City is an oral history of Detroit and its music told by the people who were on the stage, in the clubs, the practice rooms, studios, and in the audience, blasting the music out and soaking it up, in every scene from 1967 to today.From fabled axe men like Ted Nugent, Dick Wagner, and James Williamson jump to Jack White, to pop flashes Suzi Quatro and Andrew W.K., to proto punkers Brother Wayne Kramer and Iggy Pop, Detroit slices the rest of the land with way more than its share of the Rock Pie. Detroit Rock City is the story that has never before been sprung, a frenzied and schooled account of both past and present, calling in the halcyon days of the Grande Ballroom and the Eastown theatre, where national acts who came thru were made to stand and deliver in the face of the always hard hitting local support acts. It moves on to the Michigan Palace, Bookies Club 870, City Club, Gold Dollar, and Magic Stick - all magical venues in America's top rock city. Detroit Rock City brings these worlds to life all from the guys and dolls who picked up a Strat and jammed it into our collective craniums. From those behind the scenes cats who promoted, cajoled, lost their shirts, and popped the platters to the punters who drove from everywhere, this is the book that gives life to Detroit's legend of loud.
By Greil Marcus
A fan from the moment the Doors' first album took over KMPX, the revolutionary FM rock & roll station in San Francisco, Greil Marcus saw the band many times at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in 1967. Five years later it was all over. Forty years after the singer Jim Morrison was found dead in Paris and the group disbanded, one could drive from here to there, changing from one FM pop station to another, and be all but guaranteed to hear two, three, four Doors songs in an hour,every hour. Whatever the demands in the music, they remained unsatisfied, in the largest sense unfinished, and absolutely alive. There have been many books on the Doors. This is the first to bypass their myth, their mystique, and the death cult of both Jim Morrison and the era he was made to personify, and focus solely on the music. It is a story untold all these years later, it is a new story.
Divinity of Doubt
In this controversial New York Times bestseller, Vincent Bugliosi, the fearless attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson, turns his critical eye on both religious believers and the atheists, indicting both camps for the intellectual shortcuts each takes to arrive at their conclusions. He argues lucidly and persuasively why agnosticism-and a healthy skepticism toward certainty of all kinds-is the most responsible position to take with regard to the existence of God. Divinity of Doubt sets a new course amid the explosion of bestselling books on religion, urging us to recognize the limits of what we know, and what we cannot know, about the ineffable mysteries of existence.
Dark Nights Of The Soul
By Thomas Moore
A 'dark night of the soul' is not a psychological syndrome, but a quest for meaning during life's darkest hours: the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, ageing and illness, career disappointments or just an ongoing dissatisfaction with life. Thomas Moore's extensive experience as a psychologist and theologian has taught him that the dark night is a challenge to restore ourselves and to become someone of substance, depth and soul. By using these trying times as an opportunity to reflect and delve into the soul's deepest needs, we can find a new understanding of life's meaning. Dark Nights of the Soul has its roots in a favourite chapter in Thomas Moore's million copy bestseller, Care of the Soul. In this beautifully-written and thought-provoking work he explores our contemporary anxieties and insecurities and shows how these metaphoric dark nights can become transforming rites of passage.
By Dick Hoyt, Don Yaeger
Born a spastic quadriplegic, Rick Hoyt was written off by numerous doctors, but his parents, Dick and Judy Hoyt, were determined to give their son all the opportunities of a normal" kid. In 1977, fifteen-year-old Rick asked his dad to enter a charity race. The twist? Rick wanted to run it too. Dick had never run a race before, and the thought of pushing his son's wheelchair while running was daunting. But, once again, Dick and Rick were determined to overcome any obstacle. More than one thousand races later, the devoted father son duo is affectionately known worldwide as Team Hoyt and continue to move people with their trademark motto: Yes, you can."
The Day Satan Called
By Bill Scott
THE DAY SATAN CALLED is Bill Scott's account of an excruciating 18-month period in his life. Out of Christian love he and his wife invited a young lady who was demon possessed and the member of an active satanic network into their home. They prayed with her and naively believed that they could help redeem someone who had witnessed and experienced unimaginable abuses.What happened instead were death threats and the loss of their home as a sanctuary. Voices. Death threats. Objects falling and moving. Strange visitors and callers. A loving church falling into turmoil. And yes the voice of Satan. Every day was filled with the dread of nightfall. Once you've invited someone filled with demons that aren't leaving her into your home what do you do next? Where do you send her? How do you protect yourself and your family? What do you do after she's finally gone but the demons haven't left?This is the account of a terrifying and incredible phenomenon. But ultimately, it is a testament to the power of God's love, even over evil spirits.
Dear God; Children's Letters to God
By Carmel Reilly
Dear God, Why did you make elephants such a funny shape? Love WendyA wonderful collection of heartwarming letters written by children from different backgrrounds around the world. With great candour and sincerity the children ask questions, make suggestions and even offer advice.Dear God is a charming antidote to cynicism. The letters are by turns funny, touching, joyful and heartbreaking. The end result is a fascinating tour of the minds of young children.