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21 Days of Deeper Prayer:  Discover an Extraordinary Life in God

Author: Jim Maxim
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Whitaker House
ISBN:  9781641236348
Retail Price:  $9.00
From the Publisher:
Do you wish your Christianity had a little more power in it? Jesus told His followers, “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water’” (John 7:38).
These rivers come from the presence of the Holy Spirit. When you consistently experience an intimate relationship with God, He moves with awesome power, flowing through you into the lives of those around you.
God wants you to experience Him in this way! If you spend the next twenty-one days reading this book and joining in interactive prayers, then genuine rivers of the Spirit will burst through your life.
If you are willing, God Himself will shower you with His presence. You will learn how to pray to a heavenly Father who hears and answers you. You will experience moments with Him that will transform you from the inside out and take you to the next level in your Christian walk. Jim Maxim’s 21 Days of Deeper Prayer will truly help you Discover an Extraordinary Life in God.

 

Turn Your Season Around:  How God Transforms Your Life

Author: Daryl Strawberry
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Zondervan Books
ISBN:  9780310360865
Retail Price:  $18.99
From the Publisher:
For anyone ready to move their life forward, from tragedy, personal failure, unfair circumstances, or just a sense of being stuck, baseball legend and bestselling author Darryl Strawberry offers transformational practices and the tangible hope that you can enjoy a future filled with power, purpose, and freedom. 

Darryl Strawberry has seen it all--the highs and lows of an intense career as a Major League Baseball all-star, drug addiction, marriage challenges, prison time, and battles with cancer. With honesty and transparency, Strawberry shares the same foundational principles that transformed his life from the inside out--the power of prayer, cultivating healthy friendships, weathering trials without losing heart, refreshing the way you think, and letting God change your life for good. Ultimately, he'll help you discover and trust the redemptive process of making small, daily decisions to follow God into a life of faith, health, and freedom.

Strawberry weaves compelling stories from his own life with those of others he met through his speaking and ministry work across the nation. These uplifting testimonies will inspire you with the reminder that God's power can renew any life, no matter what has happened. With scriptural insights and real-life examples, Strawberry celebrates the miracles God works in us for healing, cleansing, and new beginnings. 

Strawberry's life story is proof that you can overcome life's adversities one decision, one step at a time. It's time to turn your season around.

The Generosity Secret:  How to Get Out of Debt and Find Financial Freedom

Author: Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher:   Baker Books
ISBN:  9781540900135
Retail Price:  $16.99
From the Publisher:
Many Christians today are living paycheck to paycheck and dealing with crushing bills. Are you one of them? Let Searcy and Henson lead you to economic health and freedom! Offering a systematic 5-step plan, they'll help you get---and stay---out of debt; set smart goals for spending, saving, and donating; live and give in a God-honoring way; and more. 240 pages, softcover from Baker.

How Long O Lord, How Long:  Devotions for the Unemployed and Those Who Love Them

Author: Dale Kreienkamp
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    TenthPower Publishing
ISBN:  9781938840203
Retail Price:  $15.99
From the Publisher:
God allows challenging experiences to strengthen us. Unemployment is no exception. This book will support individuals experiencing a period of unemployment and encourage those who love them along the way to something new. The book contains 80 devotions, each with scriptures to provide help, healing, and hope during the journey through unemployment.

Approaching Armageddon:  Discover Hope Beyond Earth’s Final Battle

Author: Steve Wohlberg
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Destiny Image
ISBN:  9780768458077
Retail Price:  $14.99
From the Publisher:
Riots. Pandemic. Divisions. Confusion. Mayhem. Wars and rumors of wars. The world around us is changing quickly; we find ourselves wondering what will be next. What does it all mean? What does the Bible say about the unique time we’re living in? As the world seems to be getting crazier by the moment, we are actually in a season of wonderful expectation for the Kingdom of God!

In Approaching Armageddon, Steve Wohlberg takes a detailed look at the Word of God, shedding a very hopeful light on this hour in history and revealing what is to come. He explains how chaotic world events are now fulfilling Bible prophecy, that God is fully in charge, and that there is a very real, fantastic future for those who choose to be part of God’s Kingdom. Jesus told us there would be signs pointing to His return and Scripture gives us some specific details about how these things will unfold.

Approaching Armageddon offers readers:

  • A hopeful perspective on current events—not a report of “doom and gloom.”
  • Solid confidence that ancient biblical predictions are both trustworthy and accurate.
  • Biblical truths about earth’s last battle, where it will occur, who’s involved, and who will win.
  • A reminder that the hope of humanity is the return of Jesus Christ, as plainly predicted in Scripture.
  • Encouragement to press into the personal and infinite love of Jesus Christ, which gives you hope for a glorious, eternal future with Him.

Turn off the daily news and hear a good report! Let Steve Wohlberg impart biblical prophecy and embrace the hope of the Lord for all who follow Him!

When Sorrow Comes:  What Can God, You, and Others Do to Help Cope with Grief

Author: Richard Dew, MD
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Westbow Press
ISBN:  9781664207509
Retail Price:  $11.95
From the Publisher:
The death of a loved one usually triggers a grief crisis and often a spiritual crisis as well. How do we face those crises and the devastation that can accompany them?

Drawing on his background as a physician, bereaved parent, grief support group leader, and lecturer on coping with grief, author Richard Dew presents an examination of the effects of these crises and provides advice on dealing with them. In straightforward language, he describes what grief is and how it affects the bereaved. He suggests practical things you can do for yourself to cope with the roller coaster of emotions typically brought on by grief—sadness, hopelessness, depression, guilt, and anger–and includes helpful information for those wishing to comfort friends, colleagues, or family members. Using his experiences and those of others with whom he has worked, he offers reassurance that the bereaved can emerge as hopeful, happy individuals at peace with themselves, their faith, and God.

This guide for those who are grieving shares heartfelt encouragement and easy-to-understand steps you can take during the process of healing after the death of a loved one.

 

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