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.


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.


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.


Friendship for Grown Ups

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ISBN: 9781418560393
Release Date: 2010-05-03
Number of pages: 240
Author: Lisa Whelchel
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

Download and read online Friendship for Grown Ups in PDF and EPUB Do you long for a true friend? "Isn't that what we all want? To be seen, in all our glory, for better or worse, the good, the bad, and the ugly and still be embraced?" If only such friendships were easy to find. And keep. For Lisa Whelchel and millions of others, friendship is a challenge. The vulnerability, trust, balance, grace, and time required to develop and maintain strong friendships do not come easily. Growing up as an actress in Hollywood, there were few people Lisa could trust, and even fewer to guide her. By the time she reached adulthood, she had learned to be self-sufficient. She was strong, she was “safe,” and she was lonely. One day, Lisa found that “the desire to experience connection was stronger than the desire to be safe.” She determined right then to finally understand friendship: how to create one, sustain it, and experience the sheer joy of having it. But it wasn’t easy. Since then, she has traveled the ups and downs of friendship, learning about herself, others, and the kinds of friendship God designed. A speaker, teacher, and compelling storyteller, Lisa writes from her heart and her head, sharing her story and helping women understand how to cope with the strengths and weaknesses of friendship, and basing all her advice on the foundation of our ultimate relationship with the Savior.


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.


The Gift of Friendship

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ISBN: 9781441220646
Release Date: 2016-02-09
Number of pages: 224
Author: Dawn Camp
Publisher: Revell

Download and read online The Gift of Friendship in PDF and EPUB Whether next door or in the next time zone, our friends provide some of our most important relationships. We cherish time spent with them, endure time spent apart, and look forward to the next time we can have coffee or rush to greet them as they walk toward our door. And nothing warms our hearts like reading stories of true friendship. Collecting over fifty true stories from some of today's best writers, Dawn Camp offers readers a chance to sit back and experience the gift of friendship. With its beautiful photographs and poignant prose, this collection is a great gift for a dear friend and the perfect pick-me-up any time you need a boost. Contributors include Crystal Paine, Liz Curtis Higgs, Tsh Oxenreider, Myquillyn Smith, Jennifer Dukes Lee, Lisa-Jo Baker, Jessica Turner, Lysa TerKeurst, Bonnie Gray, Holley Gerth, Renee Swope, and many more.


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.


The Friendship Factor

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ISBN: 1451403526
Release Date: 2003-12-12
Number of pages: 224
Author: Alan Loy McGinnis
Publisher: Augsburg Books

Download and read online The Friendship Factor in PDF and EPUB In the newly revised edition of The Friendship Factor, McGinnis reveals that at the heart of each relationship is the essential ingredient of warmth and caring-the friendship factor. With captivating examples from the famous and not-so-famous, as well as the teachings of Jesus, McGinnis shares the secrets of how to love and be loved. The Friendship Factor has sold more than one million copies and has been translated into twelve languages.


The Sisterhood

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ISBN: 9781473630727
Release Date: 2016-04-28
Number of pages: 272
Author: Bobbie Houston
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Sisterhood in PDF and EPUB The Sisterhood explores God's vision for women: what they should believe about God, themselves, and their ability to make the world a better place. Bobbie shows readers how to embrace and implement that vision in every aspect of their lives, helping them to discover their gifts and talents, and includes personal stories from women around the world. The book concludes with a challenge to join the worldwide 'Sisterhood' movement, motivated by the belief that if one woman can change the lives around her, then a united group of women can change the world.


Radical Friendship

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ISBN: 9781506420325
Release Date: 2017-04-01
Number of pages: 240
Author: Ryan Andrew Newson
Publisher: Fortress Press

Download and read online Radical Friendship in PDF and EPUB In a society that is increasingly marked by apathy, division, and moral incompetence, how might Christians set about working with others in such a way as to begin to address those challenges that seem to overwhelm our capacity to respond? In Radical Friendship, Ryan Newson argues that the often-neglected practice of communal discernment provides a path to faithful political engagement that is worthy of reconsideration, especially given its ability to create authentic friendships both within and beyond the church. Such friendships, Newson maintains, are capable of fostering a type of competence in people who engage the practice that can counteract those social, political forces that are antithetical to competence’s formation. Uniquely, Newson explores the contours of communal discernment as a practice that is especially relevant to Christians seeking radical democratic alternatives to political liberalism. Communal discernment is shown to be capable of generating conscientious participation in grassroots politics; additionally, this practice enables Christians to enjoy reciprocal, discerning relationships with people of differing convictional communities. Indeed, communal discernment turns out to be capable of preparing Christians to recognize and celebrate analogues to the practice in the world at large.


A Mile Wide

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ISBN: 9780718078515
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Number of pages: 224
Author: Brandon Hatmaker
Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Download and read online A Mile Wide in PDF and EPUB What if we’re just skimming the surface? Christianity holds out the promise of a better way and a better day. So we’ve studied, joined more small groups, and checked all the boxes—yet, we’re still hungry for more. What if the gospel we’ve come to know is even deeper than we ever imagined? What if the same gospel that works in us to change us continues to work through us to change everything else? Speaking from more than twenty years of experience working in the local church, Brandon Hatmaker leads us past the hurdles between our current lives and the lives we crave. He shows us how Jesus changes everything and how a greater understanding of the gospel leads to deeper faith, richer community, and more fulfilling purpose.


Hope Prevails

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ISBN: 9781493404193
Release Date: 2016-08-16
Number of pages: 208
Author: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Publisher: Revell

Download and read online Hope Prevails in PDF and EPUB Neuropsychologist Offers Hope to Those Struggling with Depression As a board-certified neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Bengtson sees the devastation of depression. Early on, she practiced the most effective treatments and prescribed them for her clients. But when she experienced depression herself, she found that the treatments she had recommended were lacking. Her experience showed her the missing component in treating depression. In Hope Prevails, Dr. Bengtson writes with deep compassion, blending her training and faith, to offer readers a hope grounded in God's love and grace. She helps readers understand what depression is, how it affects them spiritually, and what, by God's grace, it cannot do. The result is an approach that offers the hope of release, not just the management of symptoms. For those who struggle with depression and those who want to help them, Hope Prevails offers hope for the future.


Somewhere More Holy

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ISBN: 9780310412557
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Number of pages: 208
Author: Tony Woodlief
Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Download and read online Somewhere More Holy in PDF and EPUB Acclaimed columnist Tony Woodlief pens the poignant and powerful story of his search for meaning in the midst of tragedy. When he and his wife lost their adored little girl, his trust in God turned to bitter anger. As he and his wife struggled to save their marriage and his faith, they discovered that home is more than just rooms and a roof. Home is a place where people are sometimes wounded or betrayed. Home is also where God is strong in the broken places. Woodlief takes readers through his house, room by room, showing that home is: • Where we cry out to God as we seek him in the small things • Where the sacred and the mundane meet • The place that makes us better than we could ever be on our own • More than the place where we eat and sleep...it is where we learn grace Woodlief’s heart-touching stories leavened with humor will appeal to a wide audience, especially those trying to reconcile the idea of a loving God in a broken world.