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What makes a leader stand out? What are the keys to truly making a difference? And how can you become the influencer you were created to be? With more than 40 years of leadership experience, Stan Toler knows what it takes to empower people to reach organizational and personal goals. He cuts through the mystery and confusion and provides clear guidelines to help you accomplish vital leadership tasks, including...defining your vision, developing your plan, and communicating clearly to help people buy in to your shared goalovercoming common leadership challenges to create a culture of successbuilding strong relationships and effective teams that make working hard worthwhile You'll find all the tools, tips, and practical guidance you need to help individuals and groups reach their highest potential and fulfill their God-given purpose.
Do you know who you are? Even more importantly, do you know Whose you are? Christians often look at their lives through natural eyes and see themselves as lonely, depressed, unacceptable to God, unable to be who they really want to be.But a Christian who looks at him or herself through God's eyes sees someone quite different. In this encouraging book, bestselling author June Hunt helps you change your focus as you look in the mirror of God's Word. The reflection she urges you to see includes you as:a child of Godchosen by Godreconciled to Godcreated to do good works for Christsecure in the love of GodThese are just five of the wonderful aspects of you as seen through the eyes of God. In this life-changing 31-day devotional, you'll find riches in your own life you never knew you possessed.
More and more women are finding themselves alone in their Christian walk because of life's circumstances--a lack of support from people in her home, work, or church; being left out of the things she used to be included in; being misunderstood and unable to explain. Cindi McMenamin, author of Heart Hunger, offers personal encouragement and practical, biblical steps for gaining strength in times of isolation and becoming resilient to, not resentful toward, loneliness. Cindi's audience for Women Who Walk Alone is a broad one--single women, women parenting alone, women alone as the spiritual head of their household, women facing challenging life situations, women without close friendships. And her message is timely--every woman feels alone at some point in her life, yet every woman needs someone to grow alongside her and to encourage her in her walk with the Lord. When Women Walk Alone encourages readers to see alone times as unique opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Women will discover practical ways to... find support from other women who feel alone in their lives celebrate their own uniqueness and grow through the lonely times gain strength for the challenges of parenting alone funnel "e;loneliness in prayer"e; into "e;a new power in prayer alone with God"e; rely on the Lord and others to overcome personal trials Using examples of biblical and contemporary women who emerged from a time of loneliness stronger and more complete, Cindi also looks at the example of Jesus and the many times He was alone or sought out some "e;alone time"e; to draw strength from His Father.
This exciting addition to Kay Arthur's and Janna Arndt's Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies series invites children to solve great mysteries about the future using the inductive study method and the power of a fun story.Young explorers can join the dynamic Bible detective team of Max, Molly, and Samthe amazing beaglefor an adventure they will never forget. Through Bible word studies, activities, and clever investigation, kids will discover the secrets of Revelation's first 7 chapters including:God's special messages to the churcheswhy the future is excitinghow their faith today relates to end timesExcellent stories and lots of action create a child-friendly study of end times ideal for Sunday school classes, Bible studies, and independent study.
Is marriage on your mind? Have you found "e;the one"e;? This popular and helpful interactive workbook is designed to strengthen your love relationship and deepen your bond. You'll find all you need for fun and thoughtful discussions as you explore vital areas, including:What does the Bible teach about marriage?What makes you feel loved?How do you handle conflicts?Do you plan to have children? Why or why not?What are your priorities when it comes to money?Drawn from years of marriage preparation seminars and counseling sessions, these insightful questions will help you build a solid future together. With Jesus as your cornerstone, your partner and you can create a loving, successful marriage.More than 500,000 couples helped!
Following on the hooves of her well-received book Horse Tales from Heaven (nearly 30,000 copies sold since its June 2010 release), horsewoman Rebecca Ondov offers 50 brand-new devotions gleaned from her years of working from the saddle in Montana. Heavenly Horse Sense features horse and trail stories that reveal God's majesty, His love for His creation, and how He helps believers become more like Christ. Readers will enjoy stories that show how...naming horses and mules reflects God's joy in His unique creationsa farrier's skill and forge mimic God's work on our charactera horse's homing instinct is a great reminder that God is our perfect guidea goof-off mule shows God is always present and working behind the scenesrain-soaked boots highlight Jesus' foot-washing message of servanthoodEach story focuses on how much God loves us and how He always follows through on His promises. Wrapping up each devotion is a brief prayer thanking God for His constant presence and care.
Innovative. Comprehensive. Easy to use. Find It Fast in the Bible is a quick reference that lives up to its name! This time-saving guide to Scripture includes the key concept in each Scripture referenced. Readers don't have to look up ten Scriptures before they discover the one they want! They'll find it in seconds with this friendly format...Adoption into God's FamilyBy faith in ChristGalatians 3:26.Father allows us into His family1 John 3:1,2.Gentiles in God's family tooEphesians 2:19.Jesus firstborn of many brothersRomans 8:29.Jews and Gentiles heirs togetherEphesians 3:6.Lord disciplines us as His childrenHebrews 12:6-9.This guide can be especially useful to the on-the-go, busy reader who doesn't want to search through exhaustive, clunky reference books.
Men Are Like WafflesWomen Are Like Spaghettihas helped thousands of couples understand each other better. I will continue to recommend this book as a "e;must read."e; Gary Chapman, bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages(R)Pam and Bill Farrel have the ability to take an everyday menu of spaghetti and waffles and transform biblical, practical wisdom into a word picture that has encouraged, equipped, and inspired couples worldwide. Dr. Kevin Leman, bestselling author of The Birth Order Book and Sheet MusicLet Your Differences Make You Irresistible to Each Other While a man tends to deal with one problem or purpose at a time (moving from waffle square to waffle square), a woman's thoughts generally flow together (like spaghetti noodles). Once you discover how your spouse processes feelings and thoughts, you're on your way to a happy and healthy relationship! Join more than 300,000 other readers as you learn to energize your communication with strategies that work, ignite romance with new ideas to spice up your marriage, and empower your parenting with your combined insights and influence. Find all the ingredients for creating a fabulous recipe of loving, working, and winning together!
Get rid of the stumbling blocks to love! Always dynamic and informative, Michelle McKinney Hammond keeps it real as she shows you how to avoid relationship blockers and embrace healthy, life-changing views regarding men, relationships, and your future.You'll discover how to...develop an attitude men look formake positives changes to boost romance optionsmaintain God's standardsjettison unrealistic expectationsget the most out of each life seasonEven as you look forward to finding love, you can enjoy this time of exploring your world and getting in great romance shape.
The great writing team behind the popular Four Paws from Heaven (more than 125,000 copies sold) presents even more reasons to celebrate dogs and faith. This gathering of pup tales combines true stories about dogs with what we can learn from them about handling real-life situations. More than 50 humorous, poignant, and spiritually insightful stories are packed together under themed sections:Paws for Love: Curl Up with the MasterPaws for Training: Sit, Stay, GrowPaws for Healing: Let God Smooth Out the TanglesPaws for Guidance: Follow Your AlphaThis special gathering of short devotions reminds dog lovers everywhere about the wonderful treats of love, faithfulness, and companionship...and the rewards of following the Master.
A Wife After God's Own Heart reveals how you can have what every married woman desires--a wonderful marriage filled with mutual love, friendship, romance, and joy. No matter what the state or season of your marriage, this book is for you. Join bestselling author Elizabeth George as she shares the keys to having a great marriage, including...communicating to your husband more effectivelyunderstanding how to best support your manhaving more fun as a coupleenhancing or rekindling marital intimacyhonoring God together in your relationshipWhen it comes to making a marriage the best it can be, you'll find this book a practical help--including the many "e;Little Things That Make a Big Difference"e; in every chapter! Start now on the path to a stronger and more fulfilling relationship. Includes study guide.
When someone hurts us, our natural response is to strike back. Rather than let go, we cling to our rocks of resentment, our boulders of bitterness. The result? We struggle under the weight of unforgiveness. Though we know God has called us to forgive others, we find ourselves asking: What if it hurts too much to forgive? What if the other person isn't sorry? How can I let someone off the hook for doing something so wrong? Biblical counselor June Hunt has been there herself, enabling her to speak from experience as she offers biblical help and hope with heartfelt compassion. If you've been pinned down under a landslide of pain, here's how to find true freedom through forgiveness.
Bob Barnes, bestselling author and devoted husband to author Emilie Barnes, helps wives discover what men think about priorities, desires, and life in his popular book (more than 85,000 copies sold)--now with a new cover. Drawing from his experience and the experiences of men he has ministered to over the years, Bob reveals: why differences between men and women enrich marriage; how a wife can fulfill the desires of her mate; the importance of practicing spiritual submission; and how to affirm a husband's spiritual leadership. Bob's biblical "e;Love in Action"e; suggestions and principles remind a woman that her support builds a man's sense of being loved and creates a foundation for a lasting relationship.
Bestselling author Stormie Omartian raised teenagers to adulthood, and her mother's heart for this age group (14- to 18-year-olds) gives her the perfect foundation for a book on prayer specifically targeting this exciting and challenging time of life. Along with Scripture verses and true stories of teens in action, The Power of a Praying(R) Teen addresses key issues young people face, including purity, peer pressure, insecurity, body/self-image, and friendships. Each segment of the book concludes with a prayer that teens can follow or use as a model for their own prayers. Easy-to-access chapters focus on what it means to be maturing in all areas of life, including talking to God in prayer. Young men and women just on the cusp of growing up will find the compassion, help, direction, strength, and stability that comes with knowing and hearing from God in The Power of a Praying(R) Teen.
The Power of a Praying(R) Kid is a fun and "e;kid-friendly"e; approach to prayer for a very special audience. Written with young hearts in mind, this short, easy-to-read book for 7- to 12-year-olds will help your children learn to talk to God in a way that is meaningful and relational. Call-outs, sample prayers, and opportunities to record their own words to God are sprinkled throughout the pages. Moms and Dads as well as children will love the message of this book for growing-up kids...God wants to hear from them and He listens to their prayers.
In this popular (more than 100,000 sold) 31-day study of the names of God, internationally known speaker and author Dick Purnell leads you into an understanding of how God's names reveal His character and identity.You'll learn howyour Heavenly Father will provide for youyour Good Shepherd wants to guide youyour Prince of Peace can calm your fearsthe Spirit of Truth gives you confidenceEvery name of God has special significance for the Christian. Learn the significance and you can change your life.
Discover the deep and lasting fulfillment that comes when you make the decision to follow God in every area of your life. A Woman After God's Own Heart(R) Growth & Study Guide will help you take the scriptural guidance found in Elizabeth George's bestselling book A Woman After God's Own Heart(R) and apply it to your own season of life. Perfect for women's Bible study groups or individual study, this fun and challenging resource will give you the necessary tools for living out God's priorities when it comes to your husband, your children, your home, your walk with the Lord, and your ministry. With thought-provoking discussion questions, practical exercises, and a quiet time calendar, this guide will nurture you toward greater spiritual maturity--the kind that makes you a woman after God's own heart.
Do you ever wonder what the difference is between one denomination and another? Why are there so many kinds of Baptist or Presbyterian or Lutheran churches? Where do those names come from, anyway? You can find answers in this concise but comprehensive guide. Learn about the leaders, teachings, and history of most of the church families in America. In addition to membership statistics, you'll find...a brief explanation of how the denomination began; a short summary of its teaching on God, the Bible, the church, and other important topics; and a quick overview of some of its distinctive characteristics. Whether you're looking for a new church or enriching your fellowship with believers from other traditions, you'll be much better prepared with this revised and expanded edition of The Complete Guide to Christian Denominations.
Elizabeth George shares the best of A Young Woman After God's Own Heart, A Young Woman's Call to Prayer, and 2007 Christian Book Awards finalist A Young Woman's Walk with God (combined sales of 290,000 copies). Teens and tweens will enjoy these dynamic, practical messages that build good habits, cultivate can-do attitudes, and fan the flames of passion for God.This beautiful, padded book is packed with stories, how-to advice, and enthusiastic energy. Each short devotion features a topic specifically for teens and a brief prayer. Readers will discover how to:look to God's Word for help in making choicesgrow spiritually through Jesustap into God's strength for handling stresslive Jesus at home...and elsewhereform healthy friendshipsThis devotional shows girls that God's Word is a roadmap they can count on as they face each day...and the future. An excellent gift!
What does it mean to live God in your everyday life? It means knowing and following God's perfect plan for you as a young woman. Learn how to...grow close to God; get along with your family and friends; make the right kinds of choices; become more like Jesus; prepare for the future; and fulfill the desires of your heart. As you read along, you'll find yourself caught up in the exciting adventure of a lifetime--that of becoming a woman after God's own heart! You'll love the special "e;Heart Response"e; sections created just for you. And the practical "e;Things to Do Today"e; will help you in your desire to know and follow God. Includes new and updated content.
A more fulfilling marriage is within the reach of every husband--and getting there is not as difficult as you might think.In A Husband After God's Own Heart, bestselling author Jim George points you to the little touches that can bring big results. They're based on clear and simple priorities found in the Bible, and they will help...make you the husband God meant for you to bebring you and your wife closer together as a teamimprove your listening and communication skillsstrengthen your marriage and family relationshipsadd more fun to your times togetherEspecially valuable are the "e;Little Things That Make a Big Difference"e; applications at the end of every chapter. You'll be amazed at how small steps, in the right direction, can help you enjoy a better marriage.
"e;All the World's a Stage"e;What Part Will You Play? You know what drama is...in your circle of friends, your workplace, your extended family, and in the unexpected circumstances of life. But has it gotten to be too much? Truth is, we've all been both actor and audience when it comes to life's dramas. But here's another truth: You don't have to let it sweep you away. Discover a biblical script for a more peaceful life as you learn how to...dial down the drama in your own liferespond appropriately to situations that would otherwise escalateincorporate "e;scene changes"e; to eliminate inevitable dramaview high-maintenance individuals through the eyes of Christbecome an anchor in the storms that swirl around you The world may be a stagebut you can find freedom from the drama.
"e;I Keep My Eyes Always on the LORD. With Him at My Right Hand, I Will Not Be Shaken."e; Psalm 16:8 You have every reason to pray with confidence when you're praying to the God of the universe in accordance with His perfect will. Learn how to pray boldly and consistently in this companion guide to Unshaken by Sally Burke, president of Moms in Prayer International, and Cyndie Claypool de Neve. With provocative questions, recommended Scripture reading, and inspiring activities to complete, you'll discover fresh insights into the art of prayer and be encouraged to entrust your family and future into the secure hands of Jesus. Dig deep into this all-important study with a group or on your own, and get ready to see yourself and your world transformed.
Go On a Quest for Bible Knowledge! Who said, "e;Am I my brother's keeper?"e; What musical instrument did David play? How many disciples were selected by Jesus? Keep your kids entertained for hours with this quizzical collection of questions and answers about the Old and New Testaments. Children six and up will love showing off their smarts and learning new and amazing facts about the Bible.Bible Brain Quest(R) for Kids is the game that lets them quiz themselves, their friends, and yeseven you. This book is guaranteed to fulfill your quest for family fun!
How Does God Define Greatness? You know success looks different to God than it does to the world. But in what ways? What should you know, believe, and do in order to pursue the kind of greatness that pleases the God of the universe? Pastor David Chadwick shines a light on the many facets of living a remarkable Christian life. Prepare to be surprised and inspired as you...explore the necessary first step in releasing sin and finding greatness through graceexperience the beautiful paradox of the Christian's path to strength through brokennessembrace God's great call to go into the world as you surrender your uncertainties To grow your faith, make sure you know what it really means to be great in God's eyes.
What's Better Than New? God's Best You've made a commitment to see your marriage healed, so now what? Whether your relationship is recovering from an affair, pornography addiction, or just years of coasting, Cindy Beall shares from her redeemed-marriage journey to help youtrust completely in God's ability and graceheal deeply by restoring faith in a futurebuild wisely from the foundation uplive fully by embracing your renewed relationshipinvest generously in your marriage and in other people Insightful questions, biblical teachings to counter lies, and stories of rebuilt marriages lead you to God's healing and the hope of helping others from the place you once had deep pain.Cindy Beall provides undeniable proof that God is a Redeemer regardless of how messy, difficult, or painful our current relationships are.Lisa Harper, bestselling author and Bible teacherI'm a massive Cindy Beall fan. If your relationship needs a tune-up or a complete overhaul, read this book with an open heart and I believe God will do a new work in you.Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life.Church
Join God in the Great OutdoorsThe Hunter's Devotional by Steve Chapman invites hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to experience God in the adventure of hunting and beauty of nature. Filled with personal stories from Chapman's years of hunting and fishing, each devotion begins with a verse of Scripture followed by insights, anecdotes, and a short prayer. With wit and wisdom, Steve shares faith lessons learned through the many illustrations God's creation has provided. The perfect companion on hunting and fishing trips, this little companion will add a meaningful depth of spirituality to your journey.
Dads, Lift Up Your Children in PrayerThank You, Lord, for the privilege of being a praying dad. I have faith in You, not only as my Savior, but as my heavenly Father, my counselor, my helpermy everything. Give me fatherly wisdom today, help me express love to my children, and help me keep them surrendered to Your care as their ultimate Father. Your heart is filled with hopes and dreams for your children, giving you much to pray about each day. These daily prayers and words of encouragement will renew your soul as you intercede in key areas of your child's life, such asLearning to forgiveDealing with bulliesAccepting disciplineGrowing spirituallyDeveloping friendships Take a minute out of your day to thank God for your children and let Him equip you for the challenges of fatherhood with these brief but powerful prayers that will easily fit into your busy schedule.
"e;Your word I have treasured in my heart."e; Psalm 119:11 The book of Psalms applies to every facet of lifepositive and negative, busy and quiet, joyful and hurting. The words within are always timely, always freeing, and always God-revealing. Take a fresh look at this beloved book of the Bible with 90 thought-provoking devotions accompanied by questions to ponder. Concise yet deep, each devotion takes just a couple of minutes to read while preparing your heart to engage with eternity and enter into the presence of the Lord. The psalms are raw...real...relevant. Soak in their profound truths and let God use them to lead you ever onward in your faith walkdeeper and closer to His heart.
Christianity is more than a system of beliefs or even an experienceit's a completely new life. In this fresh new look at the essentials of the Christian walk, Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz offer practical wisdom and penetrating insights into such foundational topics as...The Biblewhy to read it and how to understand itPrayerhow to have an authentic conversation with GodThe Holy Spirithow to experience God's power and presence every dayReaders will find the encouragement they need to continue making steady progress in their spiritual lives. Chapter summaries, reading lists for further study, and questions for reflection and discussion make this a perfect tool for personal or group use.