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Broken People

By Sam Lansky
  • Writer : Sam Lansky
  • Isbn : 1488055769
  • Publisher : Harlequin
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 799
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Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parade, Library Journal, Harper’s Bazaar and more “Profound and affecting.”—Chloe Benjamin “Broken People leads us through the winds of time and memory to offer a riveting portrait of transformation. I am better for having read it.”—Jamie Lee Curtis A groundbreaking, incandescent debut novel about coming to grips with the past and ourselves, for fans of Sally Rooney, Hanya Yanagihara and Garth Greenwell “He fixes everything that’s wrong with you in three days.” This is what hooks Sam when he first overhears it at a fancy dinner party in the Hollywood hills: the story of a globe-trotting shaman who claims to perform “open-soul surgery” on emotionally damaged people. For neurotic, depressed Sam, new to Los Angeles after his life in New York imploded, the possibility of total transformation is utterly tantalizing. He’s desperate for something to believe in, and the shaman—who promises ancient rituals, plant medicine and encounters with the divine—seems convincing, enough for Sam to sign up for a weekend under his care. But are the great spirits the shaman says he’s summoning real at all? Or are the ghosts in Sam’s memory more powerful than any magic? At turns tender and acid, funny and wise, Broken People is a journey into the nature of truth and fiction—a story of discovering hope amid cynicism, intimacy within chaos and peace in our own skin.

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  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 570
  • Pdf File: sick-of-me.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Our world is filled with fake facades, from the unrealistic filters used on social media to the “holier than thou” personas seen in certain hypocritical believers. To combat the fake trends, a new trend has emerged—one that fights the facade with transparency and vulnerability. Instead of being filtered or super-spiritual, we’re told to be real and honest. And rightly so. We should be getting real with each other about our junk. But should we stop there? Should we gather to simply commiserate about our current version of “me”? Is community about more than just feeling understood by one another in our hard places, or does God have actual change in store for us beyond brokenness In Sick of Me, Whitney Capps shows us that spiritual growth means being both honest and holy—that we can come to Jesus just as we are, but we cannot stay that way. While virtues like vulnerability, honesty, and humility are desperately needed, we should fight for more. After all, the gospel is a change-agent. Whitney calls us beyond trendy transparency and into something better: true transformation. If you want to be honest about all your junk, but are also sick of staying there—Sick of Me is for you.

The Art of Permanence

By Tim Swick
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn Code : 1512798002
  • Number of Pages : 458
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 589
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-permanence.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Mate selection is the second most important decision we make in life! This decision determines whether our life will be blessed and full of joy or if it will be a painful calamity. If it is a calamity, then it will bring disastrous effects on us, our mate, our children, and our extended family and friends. Who can best guide us through this decision? Parents frequently convey to their children that the only criteria for success in mate selection and marriage are money and education. Parents want their children to excel in marriage, but they give their children no specialized training or emphasis on preparing their lives and being the kind of person who can secure a godly mate and maintain a permanent, lasting relationship. I see churches striving to attract youths and young adults to the church. I see churches challenging youths to be exceptional in their faithfulness to Jesus. I want to see churches teaching teenagers and young adults to be intimate with one another while maintaining sexual purity. I want to see churches teaching youths how to build the skills that will make them an excellent mate and future parent. I want to see churches teaching youths and young adults how to find healing for the pains that are destroying their lives. I see churches teaching that God demands holiness, and I want to see them teaching that holiness is the most enjoyable, beneficial, and only lifestyle that can and will bring permanence to all of our relationships, including marriage.

Don't Give Up On Me - I'm Not Finished Yet

By Ray S. Anderson
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 159752574X
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 778
  • Pdf File: don-t-give-up-on-me-i-m-not-finished-yet.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Ray Anderson's book spoke courage and comfort to my soul.... Lewis B. Smedes, Ph.D. Author of titles including Shame and Grace, Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don't Deserve and How Can It Be All Right When Everything Is All Wrong? Whether it's childhood trauma, abusive relationships, or shame, Anderson provides effective help for those who hide behind a facade of well-being and deny their own brokenness. Archibald D. Hart, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, author of titles including Adrenaline and Stress and Dark Cloud, Silver Lining Ray Anderson, (1925-2009) was Senior Professor of Theology and Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary and served on the faculty of the School of Theology since 1976. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament, The Soul of Ministry, Self Care, Living the Spiritually Balanced Life, and Dancing with Wolves While Feeding the Sheep: The Musings of a Maverick Theologian.

Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence

By Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
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  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 0802493440
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 659
  • Pdf File: helping-without-hurting-in-church-benevolence.pdf

Book Excerpt:

When a low-income person asks your church for help, what do you do next? God is extraordinarily generous, and our churches should be, too. Because poverty is complex, however, helping low-income people often requires going beyond meeting their material needs to holistically addressing the roots of their poverty. But on a practical level, how do you move forward in walking with someone who approaches your church for financial help? From the authors of When Helping Hurts comes Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence, a guidebook for church staff, deacons, or volunteers who work with low-income people. Short and to the point, this tool provides foundational principles for poverty alleviation and then addresses practical matters, like: How to structure and focus your benevolence work How to respond to immediate needs while pursuing long-term solutions How to mobilize your church to walk with low-income people With practical stories, forms, and tools for churches to use, Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence is an all-in-one guide for church leaders and laypeople who want to help the poor in ways that lead to lasting change.

Breaking the Power of Limitation

By J. Larry Gunter
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn Code : 1329543386
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 656
  • Pdf File: breaking-the-power-of-limitation.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Many people have struggles, hardships and failures not realizing that God is their answer. Some people feel hopeless, unsure and want to give up because they see no way out. Nothing is too hard for God to handle and only He can help us break the power of defeat over our lives. This book is geared to show the limitless power of God and gives the reader the confidence to break the power of limitation.

Jon Courson's Application Commentary

By Jon Courson
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn Code : 1401681131
  • Number of Pages : 4152
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 194
  • Pdf File: jon-courson-s-application-commentary.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Few Bible commentators simultaneously articulate both insightful spiritual truths and memorable life applications for readers who want to be relevant witnesses for Jesus Christ. Gifted Bible preacher and inspiring teacher Jon Courson effortlessly combines both in this easy-to-read, verse-based devotional commentary set. Pastor Jon's years of immersion in God's Word, as he regularly preached from the Bible, produced faithful, valuable teaching that is both a scholarly work and an encouragement for living the Christian life. His Application Commentary Series combines the following elements in a unique blend of pertinent information and needed inspiration: Deep love for God's word Colorful cultural insights Insightful historical information Applicable topical studies Vivid illustrations and stories Humorous, practical, and inspiring life lessons The three volumes of this devotional commentary offer thorough and comprehensive teaching on every paragraph in the Bible along with practical, in-depth topical studies. Courson has amassed a wealth of understanding in a very readable and comfortable expositional style. Volumes include: Volume 1, Old Testament, (Genesis-Job) Volume 2, Old Testament (Psalms - Malachi) Volume 3, New Testament (Matthew - Revelation)