Messy Beautiful Friendship

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ISBN: 9781493406449
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Number of pages: 240
Author: Christine Hoover
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online Messy Beautiful Friendship in PDF and EPUB Women long for deep and lasting friendships but often find them challenging to make. The private angst they feel regarding friendship often translates into their own insecurity and isolation. Christine Hoover offers women a fresh, biblical vision for friendship that allows for the messiness of our lives and the realities of our schedules. She shows women - what's holding them back from developing satisfying friendships - how to make and deepen friendships - how to overcome insecurity, self-imposed isolation, and past hurts - how to embrace the people God has already placed in their lives as potential friends - and how to revel in the beauty and joy of everyday friendship With stories of real friendships and guidance drawn from Scripture, Hoover encourages women to intentionally and purposefully invest in one of the most rewarding relationships God has given us.


Messy Beautiful Friendship

Filename: messy-beautiful-friendship.pdf
ISBN: 0801019370
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Number of pages: 240
Author: Christine Hoover
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online Messy Beautiful Friendship in PDF and EPUB Women long for deep and lasting friendships but often find them challenging to make. The private angst they feel regarding friendship often translates into their own insecurity and isolation. Christine Hoover offers women a fresh, biblical vision for friendship that allows for the messiness of our lives and the realities of our schedules. She shows women - what's holding them back from developing satisfying friendships - how to make and deepen friendships - how to overcome insecurity, self-imposed isolation, and past hurts - how to embrace the people God has already placed in their lives as potential friends - and how to revel in the beauty and joy of everyday friendship With stories of real friendships and guidance drawn from Scripture, Hoover encourages women to intentionally and purposefully invest in one of the most rewarding relationships God has given us.


Never Unfriended

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ISBN: 9781433643064
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Number of pages: 208
Author: Lisa-Jo Baker
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

Download and read online Never Unfriended in PDF and EPUB Written by Lisa-Jo Baker of the (in)courage women's community, Never Unfriended, is a step-by-step guide to friendships you can trust with personal stories and practical tips to help you make the friends, and be the friend, that lasts.


The Church Planting Wife

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ISBN: 9780802484116
Release Date: 2013-01-16
Number of pages: 208
Author: Christine Hoover
Publisher: Moody Publishers

Download and read online The Church Planting Wife in PDF and EPUB "Nothing in my life goes untouched by my husband’s calling." Christine Hoover’s words in the first chapter describe so well the life of a church planter’s wife, which is enormously difficult yet extraordinarily rewarding. To be married to a church planter is a calling of its own with a richness of its own. In The Church Planting Wife, Hoover explores and encourages the hearts of her readers while teaching what it means to have heart prepared for this unique ministry. She knows the challenges: A church planter's wife must develop a job description, be a wise helper to her husband, develop friendships within the church and community, deal with stress and discouragement, handle wounds, and more. Christine speaks candidly about these challenges while urging readers to grow a heart that wholly reflects Jesus. Spread throughout these pages are stories and interviews from church planting wives. Christine Hoover empathetically and pointedly builds from these testimonies to uplift the reader and offer lessons of hope in the midst of a challenging ministry.


From Good to Grace

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ISBN: 9781441222404
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Number of pages: 224
Author: Christine Hoover
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online From Good to Grace in PDF and EPUB Many women feel as if they do not do enough and are not enough. They're always trying hard to be good: a good friend, mom, wife, Christian, employee, or ministry leader, hoping for that "atta-girl" from God. With compelling illustrations from her own life, Christine Hoover leads readers to the understanding that they're living by a lesser gospel, the gospel of goodness, one without Christ's grace. Relying on Scripture, they can start asking, "What does God want for me?" before asking, "What does God want from me?" Women will breathe a sigh of relief at this powerful message of freedom and hope. Rather than serving God out of obligation or duty, they'll be compelled to love and serve God with great joy.


The Company We Keep

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ISBN: 9781936760978
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Number of pages: 112
Author: Jonathan Holmes
Publisher: Cruciform Press

Download and read online The Company We Keep in PDF and EPUB Friendship. This one word can mean a hundred different things to each person. We all want friends, but often struggle to develop meaningful friendships. Does the Bible speak to and present a vision and theology of biblical friendship? Is there anything unique about biblical friendship?


Craving Connection

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ISBN: 9781433645679
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Number of pages: 288
Author: (in)courage
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

Download and read online Craving Connection in PDF and EPUB Craving Connection: 30 Challenges for Real Life Engagement is a journey with (in)courage writers sharing real-life stories, practical Scripture application, and connection challenges to deepen the reader's understanding of Scripture in order to invest in the people and community around them.


Befriend

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ISBN: 9781496418333
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Number of pages: 240
Author: Scott Sauls
Publisher: NavPress

Download and read online Befriend in PDF and EPUB Is real friendship too risky? We live in a world where real friendship is hard to find. Suspicious of others and insecure about ourselves, we retreat into the safety of our small, self-made worlds. Now more than ever, it’s easy to avoid people with whom we disagree or whose life experiences don’t mirror our own. Safe among like-minded peers and digital “friends,” we really don’t have to engage with those who can challenge and enhance our limited perspectives. Tragically, even the church can become a place that minimizes diversity and reinforces isolation. Jesus models a much richer vision of friendship. Scott Sauls, pastor and teacher, invites you to see the breadth of Christ’s love in this book, BeFriend. Join Scott on this journey through twenty-one meditations to inspire actively pursuing God’s love through expanding your circle of friends. Scott has met too many people whose first impulse is to fence off their lives with relational barriers that only end up starving their own souls. Yes, it’s true: Real friendship is costly. Love does make us vulnerable. But without risk, our lives will remain impoverished. Join Scott in BeFriend as he summons you toward diverse friendship that can enrich your life and, in the process, reveal a better version of yourself.


Enjoy

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ISBN: 9781601428530
Release Date: 2016-12-20
Number of pages: 224
Author: Trillia Newbell
Publisher: Multnomah

Download and read online Enjoy in PDF and EPUB Is It Okay to Enjoy This Life? Watching a gorgeous sunset. Sharing a laugh with a friend. Tasting a sun-ripened strawberry. Each day is full of opportunities for you to savor the countless gifts the Creator has given. But do you feel free to delight in God’s abundant gifts, or is your joy sometimes distorted by guilt, fear of idolatry, or simply an overwhelming awareness of sin’s effects on this world? Trillia Newbell explains how we often miss opportunities to participate in God’s divine delight because we’re discouraged, fixated on selfish fulfillment, or paralyzed by guilt. Enjoy serves as an encouraging reminder of God’s gracious gifts and also challenges women to view all of these gifts—from relationships and careers to food and sex—as reasons to rejoice in the Lord and grow in our understanding and appreciation of who He is. This thought-provoking book invites you to explore the truth of God’s Word and discover how to nurture daily a spirit of gratitude and deep satisfaction. Enjoy will open your eyes and your heart to the freedom of fully enjoying all God has given us! From the Trade Paperback edition.


Humble Roots

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ISBN: 9780802494450
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Number of pages: 208
Author: Hannah Anderson
Publisher: Moody Publishers

Download and read online Humble Roots in PDF and EPUB Feeling worn thin? Come find rest. The Blue Ridge Parkway meanders through miles of rolling Virginia mountains. It’s a route made famous by natural beauty and the simple rhythms of rural life. And it’s in this setting that Hannah Anderson began her exploration of what it means to pursue a life of peace and humility. Fighting back her own sense of restlessness and anxiety, she finds herself immersed in the world outside, discovering a classroom full of forsythia, milkweed, and a failed herb garden. Lessons about soil preparation, sour mulch, and grapevine blights reveal the truth about our dependence on God, finding rest, and fighting discontentment. Humble Roots is part theology of incarnation and part stroll through the fields and forest. Anchored in the teaching of Jesus, Anderson explores how cultivating humility—not scheduling, strict boundaries, or increased productivity—leads to peace. “Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden,” Jesus invites us, “and you will find rest for your souls.” So come. Learn humility from the lilies of the field and from the One who is humility Himself. Remember who you are and Who you are not, and rediscover the rest that comes from belonging to Him.


The Girlfriends Guidebook

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ISBN: 9780805446739
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 181
Author: Marian Jordan
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

Download and read online The Girlfriends Guidebook in PDF and EPUB A biblically-based look at how women can improve their friendships with other women by focusing more on honesty and love rather than competition, manipulation, etc. Includes book club questions.


One by One

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ISBN: 9781493409280
Release Date: 2017-06-20
Number of pages: 240
Author: Gina Dalfonzo
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online One by One in PDF and EPUB There are now more single adults than married adults in the United States, yet the evangelical church continues to focus primarily on serving couples and families with ministries geared toward their particular needs. This can lead, however unintentionally, to the marginalization of adults who are single by choice, divorce, or death, or who are simply not yet married. Families are a good thing, but so are all of God's people, and singles long to be lovingly integrated into the Body of Christ. In One by One, Gina Dalfonzo explores common misconceptions and stereotypes about singles, including the idea that they must be single because something is wrong with them, and the subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways they are devalued, like when sermons focus overmuch on navigating marital relationships or raising children. She shows how the church of Paul, who commended those who remained single, became the church where singles are too often treated like second class Christians. Then she explores what the church is doing right, what unique services singles can offer the church, and, most importantly, what the church can do to love and support the singles in their midst.


Adorned

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ISBN: 9780802492852
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Number of pages: 352
Author: Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
Publisher: Moody Publishers

Download and read online Adorned in PDF and EPUB New from bestselling author Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth Known for her wisdom, warmth, and knowledge of Scripture, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has encouraged millions through her books, radio programs, and conferences. Now she’s back with a legacy work on Titus 2 and its powerful vision for women: Woman to woman. Older to younger. Day to day. Life to life. This is God’s beautiful plan. The Titus 2 model of older women living out the gospel alongside younger women is vital for us all to thrive. It is mutually strengthening, glorifies God, and makes His truth believable to our world. Imagine older women investing themselves in the lives of younger women, blessing whole families and churches. Imagine young wives, moms, and singles gaining wisdom and encouragement from women who’ve been there and have found God’s ways to be true and good. Imagine all women—from older women to young girls—living out His transforming gospel together, growing the entire body of Christ to be more beautiful. This is Christian community as God designed it. Read this book and take your relationships to new depths, that your life might find its fullest meaning as you adorn the gospel of Christ.


The Tech Wise Family

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ISBN: 9781493406555
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Number of pages: 224
Author: Andy Crouch
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online The Tech Wise Family in PDF and EPUB Making conscientious choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen time limits for our children. It's about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology's promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world's knowledge at our fingertips. And it's definitely not just about the kids. Drawing on in-depth original research from the Barna Group, Andy Crouch shows readers that the choices we make about technology have consequences we may never have considered. He takes readers beyond the typical questions of what, where, and when and instead challenges them to answer provocative questions like, Who do we want to be as a family? and How does our use of a particular technology move us closer or farther away from that goal? Anyone who has felt their family relationships suffer or their time slip away amid technology's distractions will find in this book a path forward to reclaiming their real life in a world of devices.


The SuperMom Myth

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ISBN: 9781634096478
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Becky Kopitzke
Publisher: Barbour Publishing

Download and read online The SuperMom Myth in PDF and EPUB "This book isn't about raising kids. It's about raising Moms. . ." says author, speaker, blogger, lunch packer, and sidewalk chalk artist Becky Kopitzke. In a Pinterest-perfect culture, moms sense an accelerated pressure to measure up. Then they either weigh themselves down with guilt or become resigned--desensitized, even--to this so-called failure. The Supermom Myth--with humor and grace, yet all the while maintaining a firm grasp on reality--aims to empower women to become the moms God created them to be. With 8 chapters, each personifying a "dirty villain" of motherhood, including The Grouch on the Couch (Anger), Worry Woman (Fear), and The Calendar Queen (Busyness), Kopitzke gently reminds moms to rest in the super power of our grace-filled God.