A Bible study about sex for women? Now that’s different! This new study, Passion Pursuit: What Kind of Love Are You Making?, lets God’s Word speak about sex as being holy and erotic, blessed by God, and satisfying far beyond what the world can even imagine. Picture that as a headline on the cover of Cosmopolitan! By using scripture throughout the Bible, Passion Pursuit not only urges women to pursue passion but details how God has given them permission to do so. Though there is fun to be had along the way in this study, it hits hard on the questions women have but are hesitant to ask, like: What does God say is okay and not okay in the bedroom? I’m 54 years old; how can my husband still be attracted to me? Why did God make men and women so different? This audaciously bold study combines the psychological expertise of Dr Juli Slattery, formerly of Focus on the Family, along with moving stories from trusted Bible teacher and best-selling author Linda Dillow. The groups who have already done this study have seen their marriages come alive, whether they’ve been married four months or forty years; be next!
Do you have a passion you want to pursue? Do you want to purse it for prosperity? Everyone comes to the world with special talents to share. If those talents are not mainstream, they may be restrained to fit in and not be the "weirdo." Why would you not explore your unique passions even if they are obscure? Those who are most successful in life harness their passions and make it their life's work. Whatever you are uniquely passionate about is likely what will make you the most prosperous. If you are good at it, you love it more than anything, and it makes you happiest in your life when you are pursuing it, it will be hard not to succeed. This book will show you the path to prosperity in your passion pursuit.
We, God's creations, have been put on this Earth to live unique and specific lives. We each have passions that make us happy, whether they be life goals or hobbies. Through explanations of the various types of passion, along with the presentation of several case studies, Jacqueline McKay directs readers with solid examples of basic principles that are elements in embarking on a meaningful journey of pursuing one's passion. The principles outlined in this book are set against a backdrop of truths found in the Holy Bible.
In this made-for-use guidebook, Bill Hybels provides the exact steps needed for ministry leaders to translate the principles described in his book Holy Discontent into practical and effective action. What is the one aspect of this broken world that, when you see it, touch it, or get near it, you just can’t stand? What reality is so troubling that it thrusts you off the couch and into action? This is what Bill Hybels refers to as a holy discontent: a personal “firestorm of frustration” that, although sparked by that which is terribly wrong, can catalyze fierce determination to set things right. It is often during these eye-opening, heart-hungering moments of engagement when you will hear God whisper, “I feel the exact same way about this situation. Now, let’s go solve it together!” Here are the steps and the guidance you need to make that happen. This companion to Holy Discontent includes:• Interactive processing exercises that encourage you to ask the tough questions of your ministrystrategy, your supporting organizational structure, and the key people with whom you collaborate• Sidebar stories of ministry leaders who are living and leading from their holy discontent in a variety of contexts• Insightful prompts to help you act on what you learn• Space for personal reflection
Michael Fessler peers into the life of a wrestler. From the internal struggles of balancing glory and humility, to the mental struggles of confidence and self-defeat, "The Wrestler" brings the reader into the competitive arena. And often times, aspects of this arena are hidden. What occurs in the heat of battle on the mat is only half the story. This book helps current competitors recognize what exactly they're participating in. It seeks to help them appreciate the unique qualities of the sport, to recognize what they are gaining from it, and to craft a competitive approach that makes the most of their time as a wrestler.
The Healer is inviting you… God’s word declares that there is healing for your deepest pains, hope for your biggest disappointments, and victory over your addictions, past hurts, and past failures. His name is Jehovah Rapha, the God Who Heals, and He can redeem your broken story. In these pages, you will meet nine courageous women who have agreed to tell their stories, to share with you how they moved from hopelessness and brokenness to hope and healing. Whether from sexual abuse, betrayal in marriage, or other harrowing experiences, the Healer invited them on a unique journey of redemption in the midst of deep pain. He is inviting you, too. Linda Dillow and Dr. Juli Slattery, cofounders of Authentic Intimacy, have been writing and ministering to women in the church and clinical context for several decades. Their wisdom and experience overflow in this work to give you a trusted resource in journeying toward healing. Includes a study guide for each chapter in the back of the book.
This is the life story of one of the most successful business leaders of our time. The formative influence upon Investcorp founder Nemir Kirdar was his father, who was mayor of Kirkuk and who instilled a public-service ethic in all of his sons. The book describes the events that drove Kirdar away from a life in politics in Iraq to the safety of the United States where he worked to establish himself in international investment banking. The first event was the assassination of King Faisal II. The second was his arrest after returning to Iraq to start his own business. By the time he flees from Iraq to Lebanon, Kirdar has married and has one daughter. In the beginning it is hard work, a long day in a training programme and then nights attending Fordham University to get his MBA. He works for a consortium of US banks and then moves on to Chase where he asks for his own department with a specialisation in financial projects in the Middle East. Kirdar is given rein to establish this project and an office in Abu Dhabi. Soon he finds the people he most wants to work with him, an international team, and then with some help from the Arab Monetary Fund he founds his company which is to be an investment company for the entire Gulf region. First he must 'explore the appetite of future investors'. He describes with great tact the difficulties of dealing with ultra-wealthy investors, and the period of the 1980s during which the company turned impressive profits in venture capital schemes through the wobbly dotcom craze to the present. He wanted Investcorp to be 'a bridge linking the Middle East and the West' and he has emphatically succeeded in this aim. IN PURSUIT OF FULFILMENT is a personal testimony from one of the world's most successful businessmen, the memoir of a vision - the story of what happens when an ideal encounters real life.
“Whatever burden you carry (and we all have one) this story will point you to strength beyond yourself. Read it twice!” —John Ortberg, author and pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church “Running on Faith is a triumph! Jason Lester is proof that as one wise man said, ‘Triumph is when you try and add a little umph!’ Jason Lester shows us ALL that you can achieve whatever you put your mind body and soul into!” —Rev Run, author of Words of Wisdom: Daily Affirmations of Faith from Run’s House to Yours “Jason’s story is a must read! It is a true testimony of the human spirit and confirmation that we all have so much more in us than we may believe. The challenges he conquered will create a shift in your life” —Tyrese Gibson, singer and actor Jason Lester is a disabled ultra-endurance athlete and winner of ESPN’s 2009 ESPY Award for “Best Disabled Male Athlete.” He tells his remarkable story in Running on Faith, offering readers an inspirational guide to overcoming adversity, reaching your goals, and recognizing God’s guiding hand in your life.
This ultimately is no ordinary poetry book, for the author takes you inside of her head and soul. She shows you through verse and song how she spiritually has over come demons, and recreated herself to be the productive artist and author that she is today. This book has a powerful introduction which is a short auto-biography of this Author's amazing life.
The Secret Language of Spirit is the culmination of award-winning author and psychic medium William Stillman’s wisdom and insights in a fascinating exploration of the sometimes blatant, sometimes hidden spiritual symbolism in our everyday lives. With accessible language, easy-to-understand explanations, and fascinating anecdotes, Stillman introduces to the open-minded layperson an alternate lens through which to view daily interactions with Spirit. Topics unique to this compelling new work include: A thorough explanation of Heaven’s inner workings. Recognizing Spirit-speak—the silent but ever-present signs and signals that surround us. Decoding symbolic patterns found in nature, dreams, our names, and the manifestation of “threes.” Associative links in memory that correlate spiritually to music and scents. Stillman’s most powerful observations may be found in the chapter that correlates spiritual sensitivity with persons with autism, mental illness, and dementia—individuals whose “gibberish” is often dismissed as pathology but may actually provide glimpses into another realm. The Secret Language of Spirit concludes with an empowering chapter that addresses the concepts of abundance and achieving authenticity with Love’s Foot Rule—12 fundamental tenets. Stillman also introduces the principles of passion, pursuit, and prosperity, and how to manifest them in concert with Spirit.
Like so many young people, James Bach, the son of the famous author Richard Bach (Jonathan Livingston Seagull) struggled in school. While he excelled in subjects that interested him, he barely passed the courses that didn't. By the time he was sixteen he had dropped out. He taught himself computer programming and software design and started working as a manager at Apple Computers only four years later - and he never looked back. With The Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar, James shows us how he developed his own education on his own terms, how that unorthodox education brought him success, and how the reader can do it too. In his uniquely pithy and anecdotal style James uses the metaphor of a buccaneer to describe anyone whose love of learning and pursuit of knowledge is not bound by institutions or authorities. James outlines the eleven elements of his self-education method and shows how every reader - simply investing time and passion into educating themselves about the things that really interest them - can develop a method for acquiring knowledge and expertise that fits their temperaments and showcases their unique abilities and skills. Particularly well-suited for an audience grappling with the challenges posed by the internet, but also appropriate for parents looking to help and school their children or employees hoping to jumpstart their careers, The Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar is a groundbreaking and uplifting work that empowers and inspires its readers.
In this book, Pursuing Your Passion, as a child of God, you will learn how to identify your passion. More importantly, however, you will learn valuable lessons that will be encountered along the way. Throughout this book, we will explore the passion and pursuit of Nehemiah in God's Word. Learn how God develops a servant's heart in all of us first and foremost. Through studying God's Word, see how obstacles we face must come, to see what we're really made of, and how these obstacles can actually strengthen our passion. Walk with me, as we read about Nehemiah's passion, and how he pursued it. Dare to take a risk, and step out in your own passion. Are you ready to pursue your passion? Get ready to embark upon an adventure! Chris Louer is a native born Californian who lives in Mission Viejo, California. Chris, a bible teacher, received the Lord at the age of seven, and has been teaching and ministering to women for over twenty years. God's faithfulness to His Word is a reality to Chris and the gentle, practical way she encourages women, has won her the loving respect of women she has ministered to in Bible Studies, retreats and converences, and individually over the past twenty years. Chris and her husband Ron have been married for thirty-six years. They have two grown married daughters, Melissa and Adrianne, four grandchildren, as well as two godly son-in-laws, Shane and Aron. With boldness and practical teaching, Chris delivers the Word to this current generation, alerting the Body of Christ to what God requires for us to remain overcomers in these days.
The heartbeat of the Passion Movement is God’s glory, and God is most glorified in us when we live lives that are fully satisfied in Him. But what does that actually look like? Simple Pursuit contains 365 daily devotionals written by a collective of 18–25-year-olds from the Passion Movement for their peers. Each day of this yearlong journey will inspire you to perfect the pause, allowing God to break through the noise of this world with the truth of His Word. The overflow of your daily pursuit will lead you on to be winsome—living an irresistible life focused on the central purpose and mission of Jesus. With introductions by Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, and Matt Redman, Simple Pursuit was built on the declaration from Isaiah 26:8: “Yes Lord, walking in the way of your truth, we wait eagerly for you; for your name and your renown are the desire of our souls.” Through each day’s Scripture, reflection, and prayer, you will begin to see the big story Jesus is writing for your life and the great opportunity you have to be a part of something bigger than yourself—building His kingdom!
Novelist Roland Merullo looks at the connections between the joys and challenges of golf and the joys and challenges of living, and the reasons why people find themselves so irresistibly attracted to golf.
The Bible is the most quoted book in the western world, and likely the most misunderstood. It is often thought to be little more than religious mythology, or a collection of moral and ethical guidelines, or a series of quaint but irrelevant legends. But what if the Bible were read on its own terms, as a highly personal and unbelievably passionate love story? What if the Bible is really a wild tale of relentless pursuit, the diary of a God who can’t bear to be separated from the people he loves? In God on Paper you’ll share in a conversation that takes a new look at Scripture, a dialogue that entertains doubts and questions about the value–and the validity–of the Bible. And you’ll encounter an amazing love story of divine proportions. Go ahead and join the conversation. You might be surprised by what you find. From the Trade Paperback edition.
40 Passion Pillars to help you discover and pursue who you are and what you were created to do.
From Nothing to New York. They say there's a "preparatory process before every promise" but how much does one person have to endure to reach their "destination?" Sacrifice. Loneliness. Brokenness. Homelessness. Death. Delay. Denial? From her first day of high school to her first summer in NYC, Cassondra Lenoir discovers 13 pillars for successful living. Cassondra doesn't know who she is, however what she does know is what she wants...and that's fame and fortune. From a little girl she always desired to live in New York City and see her name in lights but she had no clue the cost she would have to pay to make this dream become her reality. Life is all about the choices you make. With big dreams and the desire of living in an even bigger reality, one day at a time Cassondra decides to turn her Nothing into New York. Whether you're 14 or 48, you will find an empowering message of hope, perseverance and guidance on how you too can turn your "nothing" into "New York." Join her on the journey. A percentage of every book sale will go to the Couture Swagg Scholarship. Couture Swagg is the entertainment and media company Cassondra Lenoir started as a campus organization in college and then launched into the "real world," in New York, on February 19, 2014. The first Couture Swagg Scholarship will be awarded in Spring of 2016. First generation college students in their senior year of high school will be eligible to apply for the essay-based scholarship contest.
The methods of attaining great heights are frequently discussed, with many postulations propounded by pundits and individuals of phenomenal accomplishments, yet reaching the pinnacle of such heights remains ever so elusive to the masses; hence, only a select few are able to make these extraordinary strides. In Drive to Passion, Ted Obomanu chronicles the lives of a few highly accomplished individuals: Harland Sanders, a perfectionist, who was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC); Winston Churchill, the vivacious and popular prime minister of Britain, who led his country to victory during the Second World War; Joseph Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy clan, business mogul, and kingmaker; Sidney Poitier, acclaimed actor and the first African-American movie star to receive an Oscar in a leading role; Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents of the United States, responsible for the abolition of slavery; Suze Orman, financial guru and popular TV host who epitomizes passion; Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States, who accomplished this unprecedented feat despite its improbability; Oprah Winfrey, owner of a TV network, one of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world, and was the host and producer of one of the most popular TV shows ever. Obomanu does this to explore firsthand how these individuals were able to reach the summit of their vocations. He also turns the chronicling of these great individuals' lives into an intriguing narrative, without compromising the lessons. Obomanu makes significant findings in this book: Passion more than anything else is responsible for success and greatness, which is self-evident in the lives of the great individuals he chronicles; to attain distinction, the quest for passion should always be centered around a niche; passion is fueled by drive, and a shift in focus from passion to the rewards of accomplishments, such as wealth, may potentially derail the attainment of success and greatness; mentors play a huge role in the accomplishment of our goals. At the conclusion of this great reading, Obomanu delves into how spirituality and personal development can greatly enhance the quest for passion and how the pursuit of passion can trigger happiness and longevity. He sums up by asserting that the aspiration of success and greatness should be driven by all the components of passion to ensure its sustainability and potential value to society.