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M.O.M. Master Organizer of Mayhem:  Simple Solutions to Organize Chaos and Bring More Joy into Your Home

Author: Kristi Clover
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Baker Books
ISBN:  9780801094255
Retail Price:  $15.99
From the Publisher:
Getting--and staying--organized is a challenge in and of itself. Add motherhood to the mix, and you've got a whole new dimension of difficulty. So how does a busy mom stay on top of the daily chaos that children inevitably bring along with them?

No matter what your situation is, Kristi Clover's home organization systems will work for you. Her foundational rules are highly adaptable and will help you make your home more efficient no matter where you live or how many kids you have (and how messy they are). She helps you prioritize, break down big jobs, declutter, develop age-appropriate chores for your kids, tackle the endless piles of laundry, and so much more. If you long to have a functional and fabulous home for your family and you're tired of feeling overwhelmed by all the work, this life-changing book is for you!

Strong Brave Loved:  Empowering Reminders of Who You Really Are

Author: Holley Gerth
Binding Type:  Hardcover
Publisher:    Revell
ISBN:  9780800729554
Retail Price:  $18.99
From the Publisher:
Are you tired of fighting life's battles, struggling with fear and insecurity, or being defined by your circumstances? Become the broken but beautiful, vulnerable but strong woman warrior God intends! Empowering you to live in confidence and victory, Gerth shares 60 encouraging devotions to help you to find freedom, hope, and holy courage. Includes journaling space

 

The Bathsheba Battle:  Finding Hope When Life Takes an Unexpected Turn

Author: Natalie Chambers Snapp
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Abingdon Press
ISBN:  9781501890802
Retail Price:  $16.99
From the Publisher:
Has your life ever taken an unexpected turn, leaving you feeling hurt and stuck?  In ‘The Bathsheba Battle’, Natalie Chambers Snapp helps women find healing and hope when things haven’t gone as they had planned. Bathsheba, typically misrepresented as an adulteress, is one of the most misunderstood women in the Bible. Despite an unexpected turn in her life, which resulted in tragic circumstances beyond her control, there are glimmers of hope in her story. By studying her life, readers will find healing from their own painful pasts and hope for living the free and full lives God intends.

 

Raising Successful Teens:  How to Help Your Child Honor God and Live Wisely

Author: Jeffrey Dean
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Multnomah
ISBN:  9780525653240
Retail Price:  $16.99
From the Publisher:
This revised and updated edition of The Fight of Your Life features a new title, refreshed design, and 70% new content.

From every side--the Internet, social media, interactions with friends, in both their public and private lives--teens are persuaded to follow the world's way over God's every day. Culture's mantra "live for today" has become the slogan of this generation! But, one thing remains true--mom and dad are still the greatest influence in the life of their child. 

Based on timeless biblical truths, Raising Successful Teens equips parents with positive, encouraging, and practical advice. A family and teen culture expert with more than 25 years of ministry experience, Jeffrey Dean gives parents the street-level approach they need to help their teens wisely and safely navigate technology, friendships, dating relationships, social media, and more. Parents will learn how to keep the lines of communication open and stay involved in their teens' lives.

 

Letters from Jesus:  Studies from the Seven Churches of Revelation

Author: Chris Palmer
Binding Type:  Hardcover
Publisher:    Whitaker House
ISBN:  9781641233101
Retail Price:  $9.00
From the Publisher:
“In Revelation 2:2, Jesus tells the church in Ephesus something intimate—Google Street View intimate. He says, ‘I know your works’ (Oida ta erga sou). Four words don’t seem like much, but in the Greek, it packs a punch.… Jesus chooses the Greek word oida, which expresses total, comprehensive knowledge. It is intimate knowledge that comes from being up close and personal. This knowledge isn’t hazy on the details. It doesn’t struggle to remember. It preserves the particulars. In the mind’s eye, everything is sharp and clear, like a well-taken photograph.” —Chris Palmer
Letters from Jesus: Studies from the Seven Churches of Revelation explores Christ’s warnings to the seven most prominent churches in Asia Minor in the book of Revelation. These letters date back to 95 A.D., but they help us make a fascinating discovery about civilization: life hasn’t changed that much over the last two millennia.
Author Chris Palmer illustrates the truths contained in the Letters from Jesus using modern, everyday examples. The host of the popular podcast Greek for the Week, he unpacks Greek words and phrases in these verses from Revelation with humor, joy, and biblical scholarship.
Why study Greek, even just a little bit? As Chris explains, looking at the New Testament in the original language in which it was written can offer us some beautiful insights into God’s Word. “It’s like reading the Bible in high definition,” he says. Also, “studying God’s Word in the original language forces us to approach it with reverence and awe, humbling ourselves to obey what it says, whether it’s something we want to hear or not.”

 

The Lies We Believe:  Renew Your Mind and Transform Your Life

Author: Dr. Chris Thurman
Binding Type: 
Paperback
Publisher:   
W Publishing Group
ISBN: 
9780785226338
Retail Price:  $
17.99
From the Publisher:

In a world that is veering dangerously off course from what it calls “truth” comes a classic work that unmasks the lies we unwittingly believe, lies that destroy us and ultimately damage our emotional health, relationships, and spiritual life.

In this completely revised and updated edition, psychologist Dr. Chris Thurman guides the reader through the lies we believe about ourselves, relationships, life, men, women, and, most important, God. He then unpacks the twelve essential truths for emotional health and the truth about God—the ultimate source of Truth.

This easy-to-follow guide to renewing the mind helps identify problem areas and the midcourse correction needed in how we view ourselves and our world. With discussion questions and biblical support, this timeless classic is required reading to help develop the mind of Christ and be able to experience the abundant life.

 

The Lies We Believe Workbook:  A Comprehensive Program for Renewing Your Mind and Transforming Your Life

Author: Dr. Chris Thurman
Binding Type: 
Paperback
Publisher:   
W Publishing Group
ISBN: 
9780310112143
Retail Price:  $
16.99
From the Publisher:

A guide to stopping the lies and renewing your mind.

Psychologist Dr. Chris Thurman tells us the unvarnished truth about the most common lies we tell ourselves, how they damage our emotional and spiritual health, and what we can do to overcome them in this 25-lesson workbook based on the classic bestseller, The Lies We Believe.

The Lies We Believe Workbook is designed to help us recognize our faulty beliefs, internalize the truth that can set us free, and grow into more mature and passionate followers of Christ. As we work diligently on developing a more biblically accurate view of reality, we are transformed in the process. To put it differently, when we learn to think more like Christ we can be more like Christ.

On your own or with some friends, take the challenge to work out your mental salvation by pulling down toxic mental strongholds, building truthful strongholds in their place, and being transformed by the renewing of your mind. When we do this, we can experience the abundant life God intended for us to live.

Each lesson includes:

  • A self-assessment questionnaire to rate your faulty beliefs
  • Study of the biblical truth that leads to freedom
  • Key memory and meditation verses for renewing your mind
  • Prayer for contemplation and reflection

Relentless Pursuit:  Fuel Your Passion and Fulfill Your Mission

Author: Ben Cooley
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    David Cook
ISBN:  9780830778508
Retail Price:  $17.99
From the Publisher:
From the CEO and co-founder of Hope for Justice, author of Impossible Is a Dare, and creator of the Dear 26 Year Old Me podcast comes an honest, compelling, and inspiring collection of wisdom and experience to empower those in business and ministry to see their world-changing vision become a reality. In Relentless Pursuit, Ben Cooley speaks with self-made billionaires, Grammy-award winning musicians, megachurch pastors, and network marketers, who give unprecedented access to the challenges, struggles, and doubts they have faced on their journey and share what helped them maintain momentum and achieve success.
 
Featuring members of the band Rend Collective, Natalie Grant, John Siebeling, Young Living Royal Crown Diamond members, Sir Brian Souter, and others, this book provides strikingly honest stories of how they built their careers and what they learned in the moments they felt like giving up.
 
This book is for anyone who wants to make a difference in the world. It will not only provide the tools you need to make your dream a reality but will allow you to apply the lessons these leaders have learned to your life.

 

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