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A Flexible Faith

Bonnie Kristian
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Bonnie Kristian

BONNIE KRISTIAN shows that a vibrant diversity within Christian orthodoxy-which is simply to say a range of different ways to faithfully follow Jesus-is a strength of our faith, not a weakness.It is all too easy to fail to grasp the diversity of the Christian faith-especially for those who have grown up in one branch of the church and never explored another. We fail to realize how many ways there are to follow Jesus, convinced that our own tradition is the one Christian alternative to nonbelief.A FLEXIBLE FAITH is written for the convinced and confused believer alike. It is a readable exploration of the lively theological diversity that stretches back through church history and across the spectrum of Christianity today. It is an easy introduction to how Christians have historically answered key questions about what it means to follow Jesus. Chapters will include 17 big theological questions and answers; profiles of relevant figures in church history; discussion questions; single-page Q&As-profiles of more unusual types of Christians (e.g., a Catholic nun or a member of an Amish community); and a guide to major Christian denominations today.As Bonnie shares her wrestlings with core issues-such as who Jesus is, what place the Church has in our lives, how to disagree yet remain within a community, and how to love the Bible for what it actually is-she teaches us how to walk courageously through our own tough questions.Following Jesus is big and it is something that individual believers, movements, and denominations have expressed in uncountably different ways over the centuries. In the process of helping us sort things out, Bonnie shows us how to be comfortable with diversity in the Body. And as we learn to hold questions in one hand and answers in the other, we will discover new depths of faith that will remain secure even through the storms of life.

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The Audacious Molly Bruno

Marie Armenia
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Marie Armenia
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Nourish

Katie Farrell
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Katie Farrell
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I Am Number 8 Study Guide

John W. Gray
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John W. Gray

Much like the books used by athletic coaches around the world, this guide will outline the strategies readers will have to enact and the moves they will need to make in order to live purposely as a number 8.One of the key ways most people are able to connect to a concept is by walking it out in community. Sometimes that process occurs in a church or ministry group and other times, especially nowadays, community is represented virtually or intangibly. Nevertheless, knowing that you are not alone on a journey can make the travel easier. In consideration of this, each chapter of this guide will introduce a "character" who will share his or her story with the reader and walk them through the trials and triumphs of mastering the concepts presented in the corresponding chapter of the book. The reader will interact with this "character" as if he or she is a real person as they move through the other sections of the chapter. The "Align Your Life" section of each chapter will be intentionally interactive. Readers will be provided activities, puzzles, surveys, role-playing and journaling exercises, and social media related tasks that will allow them to practically apply the concepts learned in the chapter. Finally, the book will offer content-specific prayers that will help readers seal their efforts

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I Am Number 8

John W. Gray
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John W. Gray

David was born a number 8--a hidden gem, often overlooked and undervalued by everyone except for God. For David, being a number 8 seemed like a curse until the day God transformed him from the unknown eighth son of Jesse into the much-honored king of Israel.When God sends out an invitation to greatness, His directions don't always make sense to us. You may feel like the most invisible, broken number 8 out there, but God sees your hidden value and is growing you for better things. David didn't know it, but his time as a simple shepherd with a dull future did not go unnoticed by God. In David's darkest moments, he was cultivating the kind of gifts, wisdom, and leadership he would need to become a king. Even when you're an underdog in the eyes of the world, God is working behind the scenes to develop you into a king or queen.

David Ritz

CO-AUTHOR: David Ritz co-wrote Tavis Smiley's previous bestseller, Death of a King, and has collaborated with Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, B.B. King, and more.

Hanna Seymour

For over ten years HANNA EASLEY SEYMOUR has mentored young women, helping them transition smoothly from high school to college and beyond. She holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from James Madison University and a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. Combining faith with a passion for helping others, Hanna explains how to tackle problems with good sense and grace on her website, HannaSeymour.com.

Hilary Yancey

Writer Hilary Yancey examines the significance within ordinary aspects of everyday life. She earnestly and vividly explores the challenges and blessings of womanhood, marriage, and motherhood, and how these things as well as faith are impacted by the disability of a child. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at Baylor University. Hilary, her husband Preston, and her young son Jack live in Waco, TX. Her blog can be read at www.thewildlove.com.

Jamie Sumner

JAMIE SUMNER is a writer for Parenting Special Needs Magazine as well as a regular contributor to Scary Mommy, Mom.me, Parent.co Magazine, Her View From Home Magazine, Tribe Magazine, Mamalode Magazine, and Complex Child Magazine. Her IVF journey has also been featured on Fox 17 News. She and her husband fought infertility for two years before seeking medical intervention. She has a son, Charlie, diagnosed with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome and cerebral palsy, and boy/girl twins, Jonas and Cora. She blogs regularly at www.mom-gene.com.

Jim Turner

Jim Turner has been in youth or pastoral ministry for over twenty-five years and has personally experienced the pain and damage caused by disconnection. He is divorced as a direct result of his former disconnection, father of four incredible young adults, and now remarried and living in the delight of being truly connected with his wife. He has individually fought the battle to overcome disconnection and has entered into rich and fruitful relationships that reflect the commands of Christ for intimacy with Him and His followers. He "gets it" now and wants everyone else to join him!

Joel Osteen

JOEL OSTEEN is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers. He is the senior pastor of America's largest congregation, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. More than 45,000 people attend services there every week. His televised messages are seen by more than 10 million viewers each week in the United States, and millions more in 100 nations around the world. His 24-hour channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and millions of social media followers have prompted numerous publications to name him as one of the most influential Christian leaders in the world. He resides in Houston with his wife, Victoria, and their children. You can visit his website at www.joelosteen.com.

Joseph Prince

JOSEPH PRINCE is a leading voice in proclaiming the gospel of grace around the world through his teaching resources and television ministry. He is the senior pastor of New Creation Church, a vibrant and fast-growing church in Singapore, which has a congregation of more than 30,000. He separately heads Joseph Prince Ministries, Inc., an international broadcast ministry that seeks to build, encourage and inspire people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. You can visit his website at www.JosephPrince.org.

Joyce Meyer

JOYCE MEYER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. Her broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs daily on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide. Joyce has written nearly 100 inspirational books. Bestsellers include God Is Not Mad at You; Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits; Living Beyond Your Feelings; Power Thoughts; Battlefield of the Mind; and The Confident Woman. Joyce holds conferences throughout the year, speaking to thousands around the world.

Katie Farrell

Author of the Dashing Dish cookbook, KATIE FARRELL, is the owner of Dashing Dish Inc., a web-based nutrition business and ministry. After years of working as a labor and delivery nurse, Katie pursued her passion to help women get healthy and enjoy the journey. Dashing Dish is a place where women can find encouragement and fulfillment through a balance of healthy living principals and God's Word. Katie now works with clients through meal planning, teaching life skills for balanced eating and nutritional counseling.Dashing Dish provides custom build-your-own meal planning and grocery list tools, as well as an iPhone app for people on the go. Katie also provides health and nutrition education to the community and speaks at women conferences nationally. Dashing Dish website has 30,000+ unique visitors per day.

Kim Fields

KIM FIELDS had her first job at age 7 on the Mrs. Butterworth syrup commercial. She's spent 40 years in the public eye. There were 9 years as Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on the classic sitcom The Facts of Life, 5 more in her 20s co-starring on the seminal coming-of-age show Living Single, and most recently she appeared as herself on Real Housewives of Atlanta and Dancing with the Stars. Behind the camera, she directed episodes of Kenan & Kel, Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and House of Payne, and BET's Let's Stay Together. Between gigs her life has included theater, spoken word, music, and speaking engagements. She is a dedicated wife and proud mom of two boys.

Leigh Powers

LEIGH POWERS has been in full-time ministry for the past 15 years, and is a pastor's wife and devoted Bible student. Leigh's works have been published in MomSense, Just Between Us, Seek, Penned From the Heart, and at (in)courage.me. She has written over 100 Bible study lessons for publishers such as BaptistWay Press, Smyth & Helwys, and Union Gospel Press. She earned her MDiv at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Marie Armenia

MARIE ARMENIA, the daughter of Molly Bruno, has traveled the country as a singer/songwriter and keynote women's retreat speaker. As a pastor's wife for many years, she has always had a heart to serve God's people in any way possible. She is the former producer, writer and on-air hostess of "The Marie Show," a TV broadcast for women, which aired on seven Christian TV stations in the northeast. She is the author of more than 400 magazine articles and various columns for Lifeway magazines and Mature Living. Marie currently writes a monthly humor column for Mature Living. She also writes for several other faith-based publications.

Romal Tune

ROMAL TUNE is Senior Advisor to the President of TMS Global, while also maintaining his public relations consulting company Tune & Associates. He is a highly sought-after communicator and seminar facilitator. His platform and cross sector relationships have positioned him as a global leader who takes individuals and institutions from setbacks to success by using the power of story. Romal consistently travels throughout the year helping individuals and organizations find deeper meaning, maximize their potential, and live into their purpose by listening to their stories and living authentically. Coming from challenging beginnings Romal defied the odds to become an All American Collegiate Scholar, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, and Magna Cum Laud honor graduate with a BSN from Howard University and MDIV from Duke University School of Divinity. As a military veteran who served during Gulf War Desert Storm, moving individuals from setbacks to success as leaders is something he knows full well.

Saundra Dalton-Smith

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an author, speaker, and board-certified physician. She has an active medical practice in Alabama (near the Birmingham area). She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia, and graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan teaching courses on health, nutrition, and disease progression. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and has been featured in Women's Day, Redbook, and First For Women magazine. She is the author of Set Free to Live and Come Empty (winner 2016 Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year and 2016 Illumination Award Gold medalist). She is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and a repeat keynote speaker at their annual gathering. She has shared her tips on merging faith and medicine with over 16,000 health care professionals to encourage the current and next generation of doctors to treat the whole person.

Trina McNeilly

TRINA MCNEILLY is a writer and founder of La La Lovely, where she has been blogging for nine years, sharing matters of the heart and design related finds. With an eye for beauty, Trina finds inspiration in styled spaces, other times in the broken places, and everywhere in between. Through soulful writing, in the voice of trusted friend, she shares her finds and all about being found. Trina's work also includes creative direction, styling, and design projects. Trina lives in her childhood home, near Chicago, with her husband, and four children.