130 pages, 10 of 10 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
We all long for greater intimacy with God in prayer. This book will be a great help to many people in this respect. Written from a solidly biblical perspective with a foreword by Joyce Huggett, it is a profoundly simple but practical introduction to the art of contemplative prayer, offering clear guidelines on how to listen to God and spend time in his presence – in silence, through reflecting on the Scriptures and using our creativity. In Deeper Stefan Smart provides a wealth of practical suggestions and
108 pages, 12 of 13 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
The Hillbilly Bible is the Gospel of John written in southern dialect. It brings out new insights into the loving heart of God and the supreme sacrifice of Jesus. His heart and his humor come shining through in this wonderfully creative paraphrase.
466 pages, 13 of 13 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
What would you do if you had to run away from home at the age of sixteen? What if you had been hidden away all of your life in a reclusive cult, and knew little to nothing about the outside world? Would you know how to live on your own? Where to go? Whom you could trust?
Inspired by author Judith Nelson’s own experiences, this is the story of Grace McGonnell. Raised within an isolated cult of religious fundamentalists, Grace is pressured by her controlling mother to marry a fellow cult member over twice her age. When her protests fall on deaf ears, she and her new friend Lydia run away to Los Angeles, where they are kidnapped and forced into a horrifying world of prostitution.
Years later, Grace, now a successful attorney in Atlanta, is shocked to learn that her sixteen year old niece, still trapped within the cult, similarly is being told to marry an older man – and that Grace’s mother, once again, is involved. Grace is determined to save her niece at any cost. Even if it means confronting a past that she would do anything to forget. Even if it means revealing, for the first time, the pain of that hidden past to her husband and children.
The result is a stunning story of survival and triumph. A story of learning how we each should live and choose to treat others, regardless of the circumstances in which we were raised. And ultimately, a story of the power of love to conquer pain, isolation and fear.
334 pages, 80 of 96 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
YOUNG JAMES FROST just knows, deep in his bones, that he’s a writer. He writes far into early mornings, after his wearying hours of scrubbing toilets and sweeping floors. He loves writing that much.
But it’s not only the joy of words that keeps him grinding; it’s his desire to retire the janitor’s mop. He sees being published as the key to living an improved life. James has another deep-seated conviction: that he’s not good enough. He secretly longs to be accepted. However, the conventional others in his life seem all too willing to remind him that he’s wasting his time.
Then he meets and falls in love with Leigh, the one bright spot in his endless misery of self-doubt. A quiet but resolutely religious girl, she has to fight off disapproval of her own from overly critical parents, whose insults are countered by James’s often-voiced admiration of her. Likewise, Leigh’s faith in his talents begins to build his confidence, eventually allowing her to introduce him to a different way to help himself: relying on God.
Ultimately, James’s newfound faith is sorely tested to the point of doubt when his dream to be published seems to melt into a mirage, smothered by countless rejection slips from agents and publishers. His faith is also battered by having to fight highly emotional battles and suffer fear and loss. Just when James appears hopelessly sapped by devastating events, one last door opens, and he’s rocked by an epiphany.
UNCONVENTIONAL is designed to inspire readers to reach for their dreams. Buy this book. Read it. Share it with everyone you know. You – and they – will be glad you did!
200 pages, 9 of 9 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Do you want peace in your life?
Are you ready to be free to live and love?
Sometimes all it takes to change the course of our day is a simple, quiet moment of stillness in the midst of our chaotic living. When we choose to practice stillness with God, we open ourselves to His offer of strength, wisdom, clarity, direction and peace. It is from this still, quiet place that we discover the depth of God’s commitment to us and His desire to continually restore and transform us into the people He designed us to be.
In moments of stillness, God gives us the courage to look beyond our problems, fear, pain and insecurities and empowers us to make real and lasting change. Whether we have one primary struggle, or many, there is always hope for greater freedom and deeper peace. In Living Still, Abby Lewis shares her journey from the chaos of anxiety, depression, addiction, physical pain and broken personal relationships to a life of freedom that is full of love, peace and purpose.
Presented with clarity and compassion, Lewis recounts how her spirit, mind and body were completely transformed by learning the practice of “living still.” Her life’s journey inspires us to practice stillness before God where we too can find the courage to identify anything that is holding us back from the abundant life God has for us, and where we find the freedom to be love and give love to those around us.
290 pages, 116 of 136 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Annie Weaver always planned to return home, but the 20-year old RN has lived in Philadelphia for three years now. As her time of rumschpringe is about to come to an abrupt end, bringing for Annie an overwhelming sense of loneliness. She returns home and finds herself face-to-face with a budding romance with an Amish farmer and Annie has several important choices to make.
296 pages, 35 of 54 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
In The Fence My Father Built, when legally separated Muri Pond, a librarian, hauls her kids, teenage Nova and eleven year-old Truman, out to the tiny town of Murkee, Oregon, where her father, Joe Pond lived and died, she’s confronted by a neighbor’s harassment over water rights and Joe’s legacy: a fence made from old oven doors.
The fence and accompanying house trailer horrify rebellious Nova, who runs away to the drug-infested streets of Seattle. Muri searches for her daughter and for something to believe in, all the while trying to save her inheritance from the conniving neighbor who calls her dad Chief Joseph. Along with Joe’s sister, Aunt Lutie, and the Red Rock Tabernacle Ladies, Muri must rediscover the faith her alcoholic dad never abandoned in order to reclaim her own spiritual path.
480 pages, 23 of 41 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
It begins with a single gunshot, and Bishop Lynn Peterson watches in horror as a good friend, who is a member of the New Orleans Saints, collapses on the street.When a medal the player wore-a medal Lynn had promised to return to the man’s family-disappears, Lynn is thrust into a suspenseful and fast-moving journey through four assassinations, an attempt on her life, conflicts with a mysterious and ancient society, and a behind-the-scenes conspiracy that reaches all the way to the White House.The turbulent, unstoppable intrigue challenges Lynn mentally, physically, and spiritually as she engages in a desperate battle with an opponent who is just as determined to kill as Lynn is to stop him even though she has no idea where-or who-he will strike next.
384 pages, 19 of 21 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Welcome back to Bright’s Pond. Now that her morbidly obese sister, Agnes Sparrow, is comfortably dieting at the Greenbrier Nursing home, Griselda has time to fly—literally. A pilot makes an emergency landing on Hector’s Hill and creates quite a ruckus in the otherwise sleepy town of Bright’s Pond. Griselda becomes enamored with Cliff Cardwell and his airplane, a 1952 Cesna Beachpiper and takes him up on his offer of flying lessons. This after Zeb Sewickey has proposed marriage. Griselda has not given him her answer.
Meanwhile, Stella Hughes Kincaid receives word that her estranged brother, Walter, is in a coma at Greenbrier. Griselda and Agnes convince Stella to see him. On her first visit she meets Gilda Saucer who claims to be Walter’s fiancée. Stella smells a rat and upon further investigation discovers that Walter had recently become a millionaire thanks to the PA state lottery. Stella, Griselda, and pretty much everyone in town jump to the conclusion that Gilda is a gold digger.
Stella and Griselda confront the woman who vehemently denies the accusation and pledges her sincere love for Walter. She is still suspicious, but Stella backs off. When Bright’s Pond Chief of Police, Mildred Blessing, digs up the news that Stella is married to a two-bit con man, Cliff Cardwell (the pilot) from Binghamton, NY, Gilda and the cute but lying flight instructor are chased from Greenbrier by several cane-wielding Greenbrier residents and Agnes. They are arrested on bunko charges.
Miracles still happen occasionally in Bright’s Pond; Walter awakens from his coma. He and Stella are reunited, Griselda gives Zeb her answer—no—and is last seen flying loop-de-loops over Hector’s Hill.
177 pages, 6 of 13 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Mystery writer Violet Carsten has spent most of her life behind the pages of a book, either reading one or writing one. When she inherits a house in the city she ends up getting much more than she bargained for! Through some amazing coffee, a real life mystery, an overprotective older brother, and a little bit of pepper spray, she finds the man of her dreams. Will she take a chance on love or will old fears keep her heart locked up tight?
311 pages, 3 of 3 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Fated to become Messengers whose duty will be to restore the Kingdom of Yesh to the Way, Joseph Williams and companions are called to another earth where they receive wondrous abilities. Famine, disease and threat of war haunt the land as they struggle against themselves, political instability and each other. Not all desire to take up the mantle of destiny and become legend. Yet rejecting the Way holds consequences…
232 pages, 3 of 3 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
But Zach soon discovers that he is the long-foretold Curse-Breaker, the one who is meant to end the werewolf curse forever. . . and his family is ready to fight tooth and nail to stop him.
With the help of his cousin Cameron, Zach finds himself caught up in a vicious struggle to break the Curse before time runs out, a fight which almost costs Cameron his life and threatens to destroy everything Zach has learned to love.
In the midst of his fear and heartache, Zach is forced to decide exactly what he truly cares about, and whether he has the courage to fight for it.
116 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
149 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
The birth announcement by the angel to Joseph was that “she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). Who are his people?
Near the close of the New Testament we are informed that God “will dwell with them, and they shall be his people” (Revelation 21:3). Who are his people?
It should be the aim of every person to be one of “His people.” This book is about His people and how He wants us to live. Jesus set the example and tells us how to become one of His people. Only His people have the promise of one day going to live with the Lord forever.
102 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
Jesus asked, “How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it?” (Mark 4:30 NAS). The King James Version says to what “shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or what comparison shall we compare it?” He answers the question by giving the Parable of The Mustard Seed.
In Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, the kingdom of God was represented by a small stone that would become a great mountain and fill the whole earth (Daniel 2:15, 44-45). Isaiah said God’s house would be built in Jerusalem and “all nations shall flow unto it” (Isaiah 2:2-3). These are word pictures of the Church.
There are several pictures of the kingdom or Church, many of them in the form of parables from which we can learn the nature and importance of the kingdom, and we can learn great lesson about how we are to live.
By these word pictures we can understand and get the meaning of all His parables. This book reviews the various pictures that are presented so the we may understand the Church.
Also Free from the Author: Salvation in Christ
no reviews, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
If you feel powerless in your life, Breaking Through With God – 8 Steps to Personal Transformation by Leigh Allison, is for you. It’s a little book for quick reference. Is your heart crying out for that unique life-changing experience that only comes by our eternal, Triune God? Then you are ready to soak up these Scriptures, their explanations and examples from other Christian’s lives.
Of course, with the Holy Spirit’s guidance in all aspects, this book illustrates how only God gives the confidence to face the trials every Christian may face. The chapters form eight steps which act as solid building blocks for you to know God, to value yourself as God intended, and to have the joy of personal growth expressed in satisfying relationships.
Long-term churchgoers and even born again, Spirit-filled Christians can be among those who misunderstand who they are in Christ. Through explaining God’s plan of redemption, salvation through Jesus Christ gives you an amazing inheritance in Him: dominion, honour, holiness, victory, righteousness, love, forgiveness and authority. Lack-lustre lives of no power can truly be transformed into purpose and victory.
81 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
When Sasha Steinfeld sees Katie Morgan’s engagement ring, she realizes it could have been her. If only she wasn’t so frigid around men. Overcoming the past isn’t easy, but Sasha knows she must if she ever wants to find the same happiness Katie has found.
The last person Forrest Tucker expects to see when he gets to his cabin is Sasha. He thinks Sasha is a bit different, although he’s never concerned himself with why. Now she is trying to break into his cabin. When he realizes she’s injured, Forrest does what any good citizen would do–if they were helping someone else.
When Forrest learns the secret behind Sasha’s chilly personality, he sets out to help her thaw.
161 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
The apostle Peter affirms that God has provided us with all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). If one wants to know how to live, it is revealed in the written word.
Our goal in life is to become like Christ as much as is possible, with the aid of the grace and mercy of God. The only way we can know how He lived is by the written record of His life.
Like a compass, the Bible is our guide through life. By it we can correct and even change the direction of our lives. It gives warnings we should heed. It gives examples of those who followed and those who did not follow the right way, and the results. Through out history God has blessed the faithful, and punished the disobedient.
It is our appeal to all serious people to return to the Bible recognizing its power, inspiration, and authority. It is our appeal to return to the Bible for instructions about worship, salvation, and daily living. Acceptance of the written word should be above what men teach (1 Corinthians 4:6).
The church of Christ began on Pentecost according to the divine plan. Very soon there were departures which resulted in a complete apostasy. There was departure in name, organization, worship, doctrine, and the plan of salvation. In fact, there were so many changes, it became a different church.
92 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
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