While the death of a parent is always painful, losing both is life-altering. When author Allison Gilbert lost both parents at age 32, she could not find any books that spoke to her with the same level of compassion and reassurance that she found in the support group she belonged to, so she decided to write one of her own. The result is a sensitive and candid portrayal of loss that brings together experiences from famous and ordinary grief-stricken sons and daughters that explores the regrets, heartache and sometimes, relief, that accompanies pain and healing. Always Too Soon provides a range of intimate conversations with those — famous and not — who have lost both parents, providing readers with a source of comfort and inspiration as they learn to negotiate their new place in the world. Contributors include Hope Edelman, Geraldine Ferraro, Dennis Franz, Barbara Ehrenreich, Yogi Berra, Rosanne Cash, and Ice-T, as well as those who lost parents to the Oklahoma City bombing, the World Trade Center bombings, drunk driving, and more.
Do you want God’s best for your life? Do you want to feel special to Him? Do you want some answers in some very difficult situations? Do you want to hear how others have “walked on the water?” Do you want to “touch the hem of His garment?” Do you want to drink from the “well that never shall run dry?” Are you walking in the sunshine or the dark shadows of life? Whatever your circumstances might be, this book is for you. This book is for your daughter. This book is one that you and your husband could read together It is not about the author or her opinion, but the universal and not optional principles of God. It demonstrates living illustrations of the consequences of their application or the failure to employ them. You can laugh, you can cry, you can sympathize with those that wept, and you can learn to forgive. Life is on a moving walkway taking you steadily toward a door marked “death”. There are all sorts of varying circumstances en route. God says, “This is the Way, walk ye in it.” Often in the dark shadows of life, or even in the sunlight we ask “What is the Way?” The people in this book asked that question. They found the “Way.” Our God answered their cry, and they chose to follow His directions, even though it sometimes seemed against their common sense. You’ll find answers that can change your whole perspective on life. Those that took the challenge to pray a very simple short prayer “Lord, change me” are living examples of changed lives. The results were not dependent upon God changing the circumstances. They were willing for God to change them in their circumstances. If you’re reading this and you have an irregular person in your life, let me encourage you. That irregular person has hurts and they have walked into your life because God has trusted you to be a big part of their “healing.” Perhaps they have never heard that God loves them just the way they are, but He loves them too much to leave them that way. You can be a very strong link between them and God. You decide. “Do you want God’s best for your life.?”
With over 4 million volumes in print and used worldwide, these timeless books have provided invaluable insight into the history, meaning, and context of virtually every book in the Bible. Revised with a new look and added content, these commentaries now include study questions at the end of each chapter for further reflection and application.
Through observation and experience, Lewis Timberlake has discovered the dynamics of prevailing over failure. This book offers six steps to stand on when you are overwhelmed by difficulties and reveals the secrets of conquering defeatist attitudes. Timberlake also shows that people who seem to have all the "breaks" have actually made their own breaks through diligence and patience. Book jacket.
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Ready to quit? You’re not the only one. Flip through the pages of Scripture— you’re in good company. Warren Wiersbe unfolds the stories of fifteen Bible characters who struggled just like you, and tells how you can gain the strength to survive—and thrive—when the road gets rocky.
What is happening to me? Why am I constantly terrified? Why are these strange and scary feelings plaguing me and robbing me of lifes joys? Why wont they go away? What is wrong? Why Lord? Why wont you rescue me? Jeanne Svobodny asked these questions during a very difficult time in her life. Jeanne had experienced what she describes as an idyllic life as a Christian wife, mother, daughter, teacher, and athlete until she unexpectedly experienced overwhelming fear. The physical sensations she repeatedly felt as a result of horrific fear including rapid heartbeats, nausea, dizziness, sweating, chills, and loud ringing in her ears were petrifying and shook her confidence to the core. In Its Too Soon to Quit, this determined woman describes her journey coping with an unexpected season in her life which was filled with dreadful panic attacks. By writing her story, Jeanne hopes the lessons she learned will bring hope to others who may be going through a similar season of suffering. Jeanne vulnerably shares her early experiences with extreme anxiety and her later diagnosis of panic disorder. Because of the severity of the attacks, she thought she was going crazy. Functioning through simple, routine daily tasks became extremely challenging for her. After many years of living with excruciating fear while searching for answers, relief finally arrived. Read about the amazing promises of God and His personal whispers which sustained Jeanne during this season of her life. Take heart and Run with perseverance, the race that is set before you (Hebrews 12:1-3) and Let the peace of God guard your hearts and minds (Colossians 3:15).
The Christian life is not easy. Whether we're walking out our faith, sharing the gospel, or helping in ministry, we can become discouraged as we strive to live for Christ. The apostle Paul understood that believers would always face challenges, obstacles, and setbacks. The books of 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon offer a wealth of encouragement for every Christian, and share an underlying, powerful theme: Never give up! The Wiersbe Bible Study Series explores timeless wisdom found in God's Word. Based on Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe's popular "BE" series, each study provides topical, relevant insights from selected books of the Bible. Designed for small groups, this eight-week study features excerpts from Be Faithful, engaging questions, and practical applications, all designed to help you connect God's Word with your life.
Bestselling author Pastor Rob Morgan provides ten Bible-based laws for productive people by answering the question: How do I gain control over my life right now? A lifelong student of the Bible, Rob Morgan has spent forty years reading thousands of pages about maximizing each day and becoming purposeful and productive. Now he has found a simple plan that works—featuring ten biblical principles that transcend human wisdom. These life patterns can be implemented today whether you’re a student or a senior adult, a novice or an executive. They can help anyone, anytime, anywhere develop a perpetually effective life. 1. Listen to a twelve-year-old: Jesus’ first statement was: Be about your Father’s business. 2. Redeem the time: Wasted hours can never be regained. 3. Clear the decks: God isn’t disorganized; why should we be? 4. Maximize the morning: Schedule a standing appointment with God. 5. Pull off at rest stops: Routinely replenish your inner resources. 6. Operate on yourself: Diagnose and treat yourself spiritually. 7. Live “As If”: Act by faith even when your emotions aren’t cooperating. 8. Bathe in the Dead Sea: Experience the buoyancy of biblical joy. 9. Practice the power of plodding: Effectively complete major tasks by persistently working in small increments. 10. Remember there are two of you: It’s Christ in you Who’s achieving significance. Based on actual Scriptures, this simple, hope-filled plan for mastering life before it’s too late will put you on the path toward a lifetime of success.
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What believer doesn't want to succeed in the Christian life? God's desire is for His people to experience real success--the kind that lasts into eternity and not the world's fleshly substitute. With the help of athletic illustrations both from Scripture and real life, you will learn what it takes to be your best by discovering... what it really means to put God first in all things how to live the Christian life in God's power the essentials for building spiritual endurance effective ways to avoid hindrances and temptation the keys to making the best choices and finishing strong Winning with God makes you a winner in every area of life. No matter what your occupation or background, the principles in this book will enable you to experience God's kind of success--a success that will have a positive impact on all you do.
Philosophical understandings of Nature and Human Nature. Classical Greek and modern West, Christian, Buddhist, Taoist, by 14 authors, including Robert Neville, Stanley Rosen, David Eckel, Livia Kohn, Tienyu Cao, Abner Shimoney, Alfred Tauber, Krzysztof Michalski, Lawrence Cahoone, Stephen Scully, Alan Olson and Alfred Ferrarin. Dedicated to the phenomenological ecology of Erazim Kohák, with 10 of his essays and a full bibliography. Overall theme: on the question of the moral sense of nature.
Jack Davidson, a general surgeon at Midsouth Regional Medical Center in Evansville, N.C. accidentally stumbles upon a plot involving sham surgery being performed at his institution. Being Chief of Surgery at Midsouth, and driven by a high sense of responsibility to the Hippocratic Oath, he begins a solo quest to discover the person or persons and motives behind the dastardly scheme. Dr. Davidson finds that his initial suspicions only touch the tip of the iceberg and that he will ultimately come close to forfeiting his own life in his attempt to solve the mystery. Join him as the quest takes him from North Carolina to a small town in Maui that holds the answers to solving the mystery of Hana's Secret.
Susanna Weber's dress shop stands in the picturesque Madensky Square, a quiet little world of its own, nestled in the heart of glittering pre-war Vienna. As the winter of 1910 unfurls into spring, Susanna starts a journal about life in the Square, about the buildings and their colourful inhabitants. There's Frau Schumacher, with six daughters and a baby on the way, Professor Starsky and his menagerie of sickly reptiles, an aging bookseller, a teenaged Anarchist, and little Sigi - an orphaned child prodigy forced to play the piano all day, every day. And then there's her dear friend Alice, the only person who has noticed the heartbreak that hides beneath Susanna's brisk kindness and brilliant talent . . . A magical novel about the passions and tragedies behind daily life, Madensky Square remains as enchanting today as it was on first publication.
In the model community of Candor, Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar Banks. The son of the town's founder, Oscar earns straight As, is student-body president, and is in demand for every club and cause. But Oscar has a secret. He knows that parents bring their teens to Candor to make them respectful, compliant–perfect–through subliminal Messages that carefully correct and control their behavior. And Oscar' s built a business sabotaging his father's scheme with Messages of his own, getting his clients out before they're turned. After all, who would ever suspect the perfect Oscar Banks? Then he meets Nia, the girl he can't stand to see changed. Saving Nia means losing her forever. Keeping her in Candor, Oscar risks exposure . . . and more. From the Hardcover edition.
Sometimes life is hard, but God is always good.Let's face it, we've all encountered times in our lives where the road ahead seems dim and we would rather pull the covers over our heads than face the morning. But an encouraging word or kind act can refresh and revitalize us to face the world with confidence. It is for these times that George Sweeting has taken up his pen and offered a refreshing look at these opportunities life offers for growth.Especially written for those in their closing years of life, Too Soon to Quit offers a challenge and an encouragement for senior Christians as they survey the years they've been given and look forward to entering heaven for all eternity. Dr. Sweeting compassionately approaches such subjects as: Do You Feel Like Quitting Today?Do You Have the Joy?That Which I Should Have DoneGod Cares About Your TearsAging WellWhen you need encouragement to meet the challenges of life it's good to know that others have walked the same path and that it will always be Too Soon to Quit.
Arnzen has honed his craft to deliver the highest voltage using the fewest words in this collection of 100 short stories, guaranteed to stun.
Four Seniors (two Rho-I brothers, two independents girls) are a special group at Colony College: Smit Smith is bright handsome, a smartass. Ditto FATs = Francis Alan Thomas, a brother beyond silly blood. Both think Smits dead father renders supra-sensory aid. Smits in love with Mandy McCabe (who may be pregrant)and back at you. Fats and Kelly Smith (no relation to Smit) are tall, red-headed. All four are trying to get enganged and agree to wait for sexnot easy for college kids. (Tip: By the barest margin only Smit is not a virgin.) See them save Benny twice, deliver a baby, find $80,000, save the honest president, resurrect an old rite. Nine yea,
A free collection of excerpts from Spencer Quinn’s irresistible and bestselling Chet and Bernie Mystery Series.