290 pages, 71 of 95 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Olivia Wallace has a birthday curse . . . or so she thinks. It was a broken heart on her 16th, a car accident on her 21st, pneumonia on her 30th, and a fall down a flight of stairs on her 35th. There were Ohio blizzards on her 38th, 39th, and 40th; and six days before her 45th, she lost the love of her life to a heart attack. Numbing grief stole that birthday and a couple more to follow and, on the morning of her 48th birthday, she received the call she’d dreaded ever since losing her mom so many years ago…she was diagnosed with stage-3 ovarian cancer. The doctors didn’t hold out a lot of hope, but Liv survived and maintained her faith. Months of surgeries and chemotherapy and radiation treatments followed.
But now, as her 50th birthday creeps up the icy Ohio path toward her, her hair has grown back, her energy level is up, and she is officially cancer free. It makes her nervous. After everything she’s gone through, Liv hates the idea of driving on icy roads and returning to work as an O.R. nurse in a local Cincinnati hospital.
Her best friend Hallie knows just the thing to break Liv out of the winter doldrums, while providing a safe haven of warmth, sunshine, and a time to regroup: a holiday in the Florida sunshine!
318 pages, 9 of 10 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Young Father Griffin marches from Selma to Montgomery with Dr. Martin Luther King. He feels alive, living his religion. When he returns to his all-white parish in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, he discovers that some parishioners have threatened the pastor of the parish, his superior. “Get that nigger-lover out of here or we’ll never contribute another dime.”
Griffin is moved to a church in Cleveland’s slums. He’s hurt. His church has not stood behind him. His disillusionment grows as he sees the church’s indifference to the problems of the poor. He leaves the priesthood in 1968.
Does he abandon his priesthood? Forget about helping people? No, but he eliminates the vocabulary of religion and searches for what ennobles and empowers people. He helps young people sort through life’s problems. He serves a term as a city councilman in Milwaukee, builds a successful business and teaches in prison. Everywhere he tries to lead people to a higher level. In marriage, he finally discovers the love he preached about as a priest. He learns what it means to be a ‘father’ by really being one.
Griffin lives the spirit of ministry, stripped of religion and exercised in the world. Others who love the work, but suffer under institutional rules, will see hope in his life. Any reader who has wrestled with helping others will enjoy Griffin’s spiritual journey.
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“Christianity is a Verb” is a collection of essays, written for a general reading audience, dealing with topics in the field of critical Biblical scholarship.
And just what IS “critical Biblical scholarship”?
Quite simply, it is the historical study of the texts of the Bible and the early Christian church.
The essays in this collection are neither shallow Sunday School lessons, nor boring lectures on mundane topics of ancient history, but are instead a vibrant collection of well-written and highly accessible essays dealing with a range of topics impacting modern-day Christianity.
Written by an author and historian who has spent years reading and studying and listening to the masters in the field, this collection seeks to address and discuss popular questions and issues that are important to modern Christians, and provide a perspective on how Christianity can remain relevant in the 21st century.
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Laisha’s in for the surprise of her life when she realizes that God’s Mr. Right for her has been right under her nose.Have you logged onto HisLove.com?
208 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Hike to Heaven is a journey from struggles and crisis to a place of hope, faith and love. It’s a story of desperate people calling on God and learning to trust and surrender to him. It shows both the historical foundations of the Christian faith as well as giving an eternal perspective on life.
A community healthcare van has crashed and its occupants are forced to escape for their lives. Those who survive all carry their own dark secrets, hurts and fears. During their journey through the New Zealand wilderness they are each given the chance to learn, make changes in their lives and to discover true freedom.
As they enter deeper into the forest, the things they learn will begin to challenge their emotional strongholds and they will be tested both physically and spiritually. During their ordeal they hear stories of people that have overcome horrific situations through faith in God. The testimonies of a child soldier from Sudan – a survivor from the killing fields in Cambodia and a woman rescued from a life of shame and regret – all share about God’s transforming power, seeking to inspire faith and trust in the weary seekers.
The adventure that unfolds and the life changing discoveries and lessons of Hike to Heaven will leave a deep impression on those who receive its message. It’s an inspirational, gritty and sometimes humorous story showing how a loving God can heal broken people.
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Don’t sell your kids to the gypsies before you’ve read this book! One mom finds inspiring truths and insights into God’s character through the everyday, sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic events of parenting, Enjoy these true short stories describing God’s love, forgiveness, correction, comfort, strength, healing and humor.
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A New Testament View of Women contains a detailed exegesis of all of the New Testament passages that deal specifically with the role of women. In many cases the author translated the Greek for a clearer understanding. The content has been carefully researched from commentaries, as well as historical sources. Shirley Stephens has related the Scriptures to the social structure of the New Testament era, especially the Apostle Paul’s “problem” passages, in which he seems to place drastic limitations on the freedom of women. Her goal was to present a solid biblical view, based on valid exegetical methods that are accepted and practiced by evangelicals. While scholarly in content, the book is written in a popular, non-academic style.
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Brian Johnston, Bible teacher, missionary and radio broadcaster, continues the popular Search for Truth Series with a book that pinpoints 11 key ways in which a Christian can experience a lack of God’s power in their discipleship experience.
The first six chapters deal with actions and character traits that quench the Holy Spirit, and the final five chapters focuses on different ways that we can misuse God’s Word, with the same effect – loss of power.
As usual, Brian brings a number of Bible illustrations to make his point as well as reflecting on the experience of a number of well-known Christians, including the Wesley brothers.
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This is the third book in Randy’s Stewart’s “Religious Journey” series. In the first, “5 Reasons: Why I Still Believe in God,” he asked whether or not God exists and concluded that He does. In the second, “Dear God, You Sure Don’t Act Like You’re Alive,” he explored God’s nature and found Him more alive than ever imagined. Now, in this third volume, he challenges you to examine yourself in the spotlight of God’s existence and nature. In other words, he wants you to see yourself as God sees you. What better time than now to seek His opinion? What better time than now to rediscover what you were created to be?
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A tormented outcast watching life pass her by.
A wealthy society dame slumming… and loving it.
A brutal kidnapping gone right.Life Letters is a collection of letters personally penned by nine women from the Bible whose lives demonstrate what it means to produce the character traits of a believer; the “fruit” of the Spirit. Each letter focuses on one of the fruit listed in Galatians 5:22-23: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Every letter concludes by taking the reader back to the Scriptures for a life-application study.
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