The God Shaped Heart

Author: Timothy R. MD Jennings
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493409433
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The key to spiritual and emotional health is to grasp the truth of God's transforming love for us and then let that reality influence our own hearts and relationships. It seems simple, but we are experts at complicating simple things. Instead of living lives characterized by love we find ourselves trapped in cycles of shame, violence, and addiction that steal our joy and keep us from loving others--so much so that, by all indications, Christians are living no differently than anyone else when it comes to abuse rates, use of pornography, alcohol and drug addiction, and more. Christian psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Jennings wants to release us from this prison. With powerful illustrations from case studies and from Scripture, Jennings shows believers who are stuck in addiction, violence, fear, and broken relationships how to experience true freedom through God's transforming love to experience greater health, fulfillment, and well-being.

The Aging Brain

Author: Timothy R. MD Jennings
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493409441
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While growing older is inevitable, many of the troubles we associate with aging--including dementia, disability, and an increased dependence on others--are not. The choices we make now can help us to maintain our vitality, a sharp mind, and our independence as we age. Filled with simple, everyday actions we can take to avoid disease, promote vitality, and prevent dementia and late onset Alzheimer's, The Aging Brain is an easy-to-use guide to maintaining brain and body health throughout our lives. Based on solid, up-to-date scientific research, the interventions explained in this book not only prevent progression toward dementia even in those who have already shown mild cognitive impairment, they also reduce disability and depression and keep people living independently longer than those who do not practice these methods. For anyone hoping to slow the aging process, as well as anyone who acts as a caregiver to someone at risk of or already beginning to suffer from dementia and other age-related diseases, this book offers a hopeful, healthy way forward.

The God Shaped Brain

Author: Timothy R. Jennings
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830834168
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Tim Jennings, one of America's top psychiatrists, here reveals how our brains and bodies thrive when we have a healthy understanding of who God is. Exposing how different God concepts affect the brain differently, Dr. Jennings forges surprising new connections between neuroscience, health and right belief.

Twelve Extraordinary Women

Author: John MacArthur
Editor: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1400280281
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They were ordinary, common, and in some cases shockingly low-caste, yet each was made extraordinary by her life-changing encounter with God. Readers will be challenged and motivated by Twelve Extraordinary Women, a poignant and personal look into the lives of some of the Bible's most faithful women. Their struggles and temptations are the same trials faced by all believers at all ages. Inside this book, best-selling author and Bible teacher John MacArthur shows that the God to whom they were so committed is the same God who continues to mold and use ordinary people today.

Fully Alive

Author: Susie Larson
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493415999
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In this eye-opening book, Susie Larson shows how intertwined our emotional, spiritual, and physical health are. Spiritual difficulties can have physical consequences, and physical illnesses can have emotional and even spiritual ramifications. So in order for true healing to occur, it must happen holistically--mind, body, and spirit. Providing a fresh vision of what a flourishing life is, Susie shares practical, biblical ways to · replace defeating thoughts with redemptive ones · overcome stress and embrace God's peace · deal with the "I can'ts" embedded in our souls · trade unhealthy habits for new life-giving practices We cannot keep ignoring the mental and/or emotional symptoms that are trying to get our attention. Fully Alive is an uplifting guide for anyone who longs to know the health, freedom, and wholeness that Jesus wants for us.

Made For More

Author: Hannah Anderson
Editor: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802487645
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Who are you, really? In an uncertain world, we crave the security of knowing exactly who we are and where we belong. But too often as women, we try to find this safety in our roles and relationships, our professional accomplishments, or our picture-perfect homes. And as we do, our souls shrink smaller and smaller. It's because these things aren't made to hold us. In Made for More, Hannah Anderson invites you to re-imagine yourself, not simply as a set of roles and categories, but as a person destined to live in the fullness of God Himself. Starting with our first identity as image bearers, Hannah shows how Jesus Christ makes us people who can reflect His nature through our unique callings. She also explores how these deeper truths affect the practical realties that we face as women—how does being an image bearer shape our pursuit of education, our work, and even our desire for holistic lives? Because you are made in God’s image, you will only ever know yourself—only ever be yourself—as you find your identity in Him. Find it now.

God In The Dark

Author: Sarah Van Diest
Editor: NavPress
ISBN: 1631466070
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Life’s painful trials can bring shame about our inadequate and broken faith. There is relief in hearing the expressions of desperation in the psalmist’s voice. He didn’t experience this life perfected, and we don’t either. But the psalmist was loved. So are we. God was so kind to give us the Psalms. To walk through darkened days is part of the human experience. To walk through them with faith, comfort, strength, joy, and hope is part of the divine experience. Our eyes, though, are often clouded to those blessings by the thing oppressing us. When we remember and recognize our Father’s faithfulness, when we see reality with the eyes of understanding, the darkness ebbs and the light of hope grows. The impossible, unbearable, and unthinkable becomes the hidden passageway to truth, hope, and joy in Christ. These letters were originally written as encouragement to a friend when the darkness began to overtake his path. Each day for 22 days, a letter arrived with one of the eight-verse sections from Psalm 119 along with a small thought to bring light and hope and to be a reminder that we do not fight our battles alone. The letters, along with nine more devotions on the subject of experiencing God in the dark, make up this powerful, honest, hope-filled 31-day devotional.

Jacob Whom God Shaped

Author: Peter Kang
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1615791361
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Peter Kang is a retired Korean Army Chaplain. He served for 20 years. In his military career Peter Kang served in many units such as the US Army's 19th TAACOM and Eighth Army KATUSA Chaplain, both the 9th and 27th Division Chaplain, and an Instructor for the Korean Army Chaplain School. Chaplain Kang's final military assignment was the Eighth US Army in Camp Yong San. While he served as pastor of the MND (Ministry of the National Defense) Chapel's soldiers' service, the Hannam Village Chapel (US Army chapel), KATUSA service and he led the Korean Ladies' Bible Study at South Post Chapel. Through his ministry experience, he caught a vision for multiethnic ministry, especially for equipping the next generation not only with a strong faith, but also with an appreciation for their bilingual abilities and their bicultural background. Currently Pastor Kang recently established Eternal Living Waters Fellowship in the area of Clarksville, TN. Pastor Kang has also had extensive theological training. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education from Sung Gyul Christian University; a Master of Divinity degree from Hansei University; a Master of Theology degree from Golden Gate Baptist Seminary in San Francisco. He also got chances to study at various other theological institutions including the Chong Shin Seminary, (M.Div); ACTS, (M.A); and the Choen An Univ, (Ph. D Cand.). As a retired Chaplain, Pastor Kang has received various medals from both US Army and Korean Army. He received the Army Achievement Medal, the Army commemoration Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal from US Army. He also received Medals from Chief of Korean Army. Pastor Kang is a writer and a poet. He has published books of sermons, essays, and poetry. If you want to contact Pastor Kang, feel free to contact him at 931-237-5571 or by email at [email protected]

Fear Not

Author: Margaret Davis
Editor: TEACH Services, Inc.
ISBN: 1572587121
Size: 19,17 MB
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God. Family. Work. Church responsibilities. Volunteer work. Finances. Friends. Relationships. Do you ever get overwhelmed trying to juggle all the facets of your life? Do you ever push God out of the picture because you don't feel like you have time to spend with Him in your hectic day? Well, it's time to make a change. It's time to start your day with God and spend time being spiritually fed through His Word and thoughts that point to Jesus. Fear Not! Is There Anything Too Hard For God? Trusting His Love When You Cannot See His Hand takes you on a daily journey into the Word of God, providing object lessons, inspirational stories, personal testimonies, and thought-provoking insight to start your day. We have nothing to fear with God by our side, but we must develop a personal relationship with Him if we want to have peace and security in our chaotic world. Make a commitment today to spend time with God each day by reading Fear Not! Is There Anything Too Hard For God? Trusting His Love When You Cannot See His Hand and seeking a deeper relationship with the best Friend anyone could ever ask for. Take this challenge, and you will be forever changed!

Shaped By God S Heart

Author: Milfred Minatrea
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429419
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Discover the tools to create a new kind of church and move from merely surviving to thriving. Drawing on an extensive two-year field study of 200 churches from a variety of denominations and geographic regions, Milfred Minatrea--a missiologist, urban strategist and practioner in minister--presents the best practices for re-energizing Christian spirituality in a congregational setting. He provides readers with the tools for assessing their congregation’s position on the continuum between maintenance and mission and for determining the actions that will move them toward becoming a missional community. He also outlines key strategies that successful churches have used to become relevant in a postmodern society without losing what is distinctly Christian in their spiritual practices. Milfred Minatrea (Irving, TX) is Director of the Missional Church Center for the Baptist General Convention of Texas.