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The Power of Belonging: Discovering the Confidence to Lead with Vulnerability 

Author: Will van der Hart & Rob Waller
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    David Cook
ISBN:  9780830775934
Retail Price:  $16.99
From the Publisher:
Do you struggle with feeling like an impostor in your own leadership? Do you carry a secret anxiety about being revealed as a fraud?
 
We all long to belong, especially those in positions of leadership. But deeply rooted shame can keep leaders from connecting authentically and vulnerably. Reverend Will van der Hart and Dr. Rob Waller—an experienced church leader and respected psychiatrist—integrate the story of Scripture with the science behind mental health, offering real steps for transformation. When leaders know that they belong to God—when they develop a deep sense of security in Him—they can overcome constricting shame and lead with confidence.
 
Offering a psychological and biblical response to one of the most persistent problems in leadership, The Power of Belonging is a unique resource to help you build success from your sense of security, allowing your unique leadership gifts to flourish and grow.

Each chapter includes study guide questions for group or individual use.

 
 

Marriage That Works:  God’s Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends and Passionate Lovers

Author: Chip Ingram
Binding Type:  Hardcover
Publisher:    Baker Books
ISBN:  9780801074554
Retail Price:  $21.99
From the Publisher:
Everyone wants to experience a great marriage that lasts. The most effective and satisfying way to achieve that worthy goal is by consulting the One who created marriage in the first place. With compassion, transparency, and engaging storytelling, author and pastor Chip Ingram unpacks what marriage really is, why God created marriage, and the unique roles both a man and a woman play in their marriage.

A marriage that works, says Ingram, is more wonderful than you thought possible and harder than you imagined--but it's worth the work. You'll learn the power of making a covenant with your spouse and fulfilling your design in an atmosphere of respect. The result? The spiritual, psychological, emotional, and physical oneness you were designed to have with one another.

 

How To Build Children With Integrity

Author: Karen Budzinski
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Westbow Press
ISBN:  9781973633723
Retail Price:  $24.95
From the Publisher:
Raising the next generation of children is more distracting than ever. We want to raise children with purpose, who excel not only in their pursuits but in the character that makes them victorious when life throws them challenges. How do you give your children the best opportunities without feeding the narcissism prevalent in our selfie society? By giving them integrity.

Building children requires integrity: the wholeness that comes from knowing who you are, what you stand for and what you live for. Integrity is consistent; it can be counted on. Building children with integrity helps them to own the ethics and character that will stand against the flood of social opposition to strong values.

How to Build Children with Integrity is a toolbox of resources and ideas for parents and those who are involved with children. This book is meant to be used as a springboard to inspire people to think of how they can take normal everyday life and build something lasting in children along the way. As we dedicate ourselves to these tasks, results will follow.

 

Grace & Guts:  Strategies for Living a Knock-Out Life

Author: Shannon Perry
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Morgan James Faith
ISBN:  9781642790450
Retail Price:  $14.99
From the Publisher:
In Grace and Guts, Counselor, Speaker and Award-Winning Author Shannon Perry offers life-changing answers in twelve areas where women claim they struggle the most.

Women are warriors. They fight for their families their friends, and their faith, but women often lay down their gloves when it comes to caring for themselves while the opponent comes to “steal, kill and destroy.” It’s time to fight back with strategies that win! Through the unfailing truth of God’s Word, relatable stories, and down-to-earth solutions in Grace and Guts, women find grace that strengthens their resolve to win and the guts to defeat whatever may be holding them back.

 
 

Cry Like A Man:  Fighting for Freedom From Emotional Incarceration

Author: Jason Wilson
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    David Cook
ISBN:  9780830775941
Retail Price:  $16.99
From the Publisher:
Break free from the deception of misconstrued masculinity and discover the power, love, and self-control it takes to cry like a man.

His grandfather's lynching in the Deep South, the murders of his two older brothers, his verbally harsh and absent father, and his mother's spiral into depression formed Jason Wilson's childhood. But it was his decision to acknowledge his emotions and yield to God's call on his life that made Wilson the man and leader he is today.

As the founder of one of the country's most esteemed youth organizations, Wilson has decades of experience strengthening the physical, mental, and emotional spirit of boys and men. In this gripping, message-driven memoir, Wilson shares his story of discovering what it means to "be a man" in a world that considers male emotions taboo.

 

Winning The Heart Of Your Child:  9 Keys to Building a Positive Lifelong Relationship with Your Kids

Author: Mike Berry
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Baker Books
ISBN:  9780801093692
Retail Price:  $14.99
From the Publisher:
Many of us enter parenthood with a perfect vision of what our family will be. But along the way we discover that the children we've been blessed with are real human beings, with their own minds, ideals, and views of the world. Our influence only goes so far, and when those children reach the pre-teen and teenage years, it may seem to have disappeared completely. Yet at no time in a kid's life is their parents' positive, godly influence more critical.

For parents who are concerned that their child is pulling away, following poor role models, or making choices that will lead to pain and difficulty, Mike Berry has good news: it's not too late. He offers parents nine keys to maximizing and leveraging their influence to help their children through these difficult years and develop a relationship with them that can weather any storm.

 

Ready of Not?  12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have Before Marriage

Author: Scott Kedersha
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Baker Books
ISBN:  9780801077937
Retail Price:  $14.99
From the Publisher:
The wedding day is just one day in the life of a couple. But God's design is for marriage to last a lifetime. So how can someone know that the person they're with is the one they can truly build a life with--especially when so few marriages around them work?

Pastor Scott Kedersha has worked with more than 5,000 premarital couples to prepare them for the biggest decision of their lives. In Ready or Knot? he offers practical and Christ-centered guidance for couples for all of the days after the wedding day. Through authentic stories from real couples about the decisions they made (or wish they'd made), Scott asks the hard questions so his readers can break free from the watered-down Hollywood version of marriage and build their lives together on the right foundation--the unchanging Word of God.

 

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