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Win from Within Study Guide

John W. Gray
Authors:
John W. Gray

The study guide will help you identify and manage one of the most challenging, yet necessary battles we all face--our inner struggle to overcome the worst versions of ourselves.A powerful tool to use alongside the book, the guide provides biblical and practical self-help guidance to push you to victory over your personal and inner challenges. Every chapter in this study guide matches a chapter in WIN FROM WITHIN. Activities and journaling questions walk you through each chapter's content and help you apply Pastor Gray's teaching to your own life. And you are not alone! The study guide provides numerous opportunities to interact with others on the WIN FROM WITHIN journey via social media prompts. It all adds up to practical applications of the concepts learned in WIN FROM WITHIN. Content-specific prayers help you seal your efforts. Winning from within means becoming the person you have always wanted to be, the person you have dreamed about becoming, the person God created you to be. Let this interactive study guide set you on your own winning path.

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I Am Number 8

John W. Gray
Authors:
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.

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I Am Number 8 Study Guide

John W. Gray
Authors:
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

Ana Levy-Lyons

ANA LEVY-LYONS is senior minister of First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn, a quickly-growing urban Unitarian Universalist congregation. She earned a BA from Brown University and an M.Div. from the University of Chicago Divinity School. Like most Gen Xers, her career has followed a winding path, from founding a web startup to a foray as a singer-songwriter. (She won the SIBL International Songwriting Competition and received a glowing review in Billboard magazine).Her sermons have received numerous awards and she also blogs in Huffington Post and Tikkun online. Ideally positioned to write this book, Levy-Lyons has a foot in the world of secular humanism (with its critique of religion) and a foot in the world of religion (with its critique of spiritually impoverished modernity). Years of study and practice in the Jewish Renewal movement, as well as graduate study and Biblical Hebrew proficiency, equip her to offer a fresh and engaging perspective on the Ten Commandments to both worlds.

Ashley Reitz

After attending beauty school in Grand Rapids, MI, Ashley Reitz was offered a contract with Elite Model Management in Chicago, which quickly led to opportunities to work with other top agencies and clients as an international model. Her position as a "curve model" has given her a platform to promote a healthy body image to young women at conferences and through other venues. She has functioned as an ambassador for a popular movement called Healthy Is the New Skinny and has been on the board for Miss SW Florida USA. Ashley has appeared in the pages of major magazines such as Seventeen and in national ad campaigns for Avon, Saks Fifth Avenue, and David's Bridal. In May 2016 Ashley joined the cast of Mark Burnett's new reality dating show "Coupled" (Fox), quickly becoming a fan favorite along with her "match" B.T. Her greatest passion is speaking to young women about self-worth, identity, beauty, dating, purity, and the joy that only comes from knowing Christ.

Ben Tankard

BEN TANKARD is the founder of Gospel/Jazz music and has sold over 4 million copies of his award-winning instrumental albums. He and his family star in NBC/Bravo's Thicker Than Water-The Tankards, which was the network's highest rated freshman reality show with over 14 million viewers in its first season. A true Renaissance man, he also serves as a motivational speaker for the NBA, designs a line of men's clothing, and pilots his own plane. Together with his wife Jewel, he pastors a dynamic, growing church outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

Beth Bruno

BETH BRUNO traded the Blue Ridge for the Rocky Mountains after two decades in mega cities. Upon graduating from Northwestern University in Chicago, she and her husband moved to an even larger city, Istanbul, where they led campus teams with Cru. Ten years later they moved to Seattle where Beth received an MA in International Community Development and launched a nonprofit aimed at preventing domestic minor sex trafficking. Beth regularly speaks and trains around the topic of trafficked youth, including interviews with local radio stations and lots of coffee with the FBI, Homeland Security, and local law enforcement. Beth's focus on women is most personal as it relates to raising her two daughters. She writes to uncover the glory of girls for publications including Relevant, Today's Christian Woman, The Well, Mudroom Blog, and Thrive. She speaks at women's retreats around the topic of pursuing passionate, purposed lives and finds support from being a member of Redbud Writer's Guild, an international organization for expanding the Christian feminine voice. Beth lives in Colorado with her husband of 20+ years and their three kids, almost all of whom have surpassed her in height.

D.J. Williams

Derek D.J. Williams, born and raised in Hong Kong, has ventured into the jungles of the Amazon, the bush of Africa, and the slums of the Far East. His global travels have engrossed him in myriad cultures, and provided him with a unique perspective that has fueled his creativity over the course of an 18-year career in both the entertainment industry and nonprofit sector. Writing credits include Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse (Credo House, Fall 2009), contributing writer for HOLY BIBLE: MOSAIC (Tyndale 2009), The Disillusioned (Westbow 2013), and his latest novel, Waking Lazarus, released in June 2016 with endorsements from Oscar Winner and Cinematographer, Peter Anderson. Currently based in Los Angeles, Williams continues to add to his producing and directing credits of more than 300 episodes of broadcast TV syndicated worldwide by developing new projects for television, film, and print.

Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Elizabeth Grace Saunders is an internationally recognized expert on effective time management. She has been featured on CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX. Elizabeth contributes to Forbes magazine, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, and Fast Company. Elizabeth is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council and the Forbes Coaches Council.

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.

Jennifer Berne

Jennifer Berne is the acclaimed author of Manfish, a children's book on the life of Jacques Cousteau, among many other titles. She lives with her family in Upstate New York.

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.

John C. Maxwell

JOHN C. MAXWELL, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world's most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazine in 2014. His organizations--The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation--have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. Maxwell speaks to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many top world business leader

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.

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.