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Broken People

Broken People

  • Author : Sam Lansky
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Publisher : Harlequin
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  • Release Date : 2020-06-09

Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parade, Library Journal, Harper’s Bazaar and more “Profound and affecting.”—Chloe Benjamin “Broken People leads us through the winds of time and memory to offer a riveting portrait of transformation. I am better for having read it.”—Jamie Lee Curtis A groundbreaking, incandescent debut novel about coming to grips with the past and ourselves, for fans of Sally Rooney, Hanya Yanagihara and Garth Greenwell “He fixes everything that’s wrong with you in three days.” This is what hooks Sam when he first overhears it at a fancy dinner party in the Hollywood hills: the story of a globe-trotting shaman who claims to perform “open-soul surgery” on emotionally damaged people. For neurotic, depressed Sam, new to Los Angeles after his life in New York imploded, the possibility of total transformation is utterly tantalizing. He’s desperate for something to believe in, and the shaman—who promises ancient rituals, plant medicine and encounters with the divine—seems convincing, enough for Sam to sign up for a weekend under his care. But are the great spirits the shaman says he’s summoning real at all? Or are the ghosts in Sam’s memory more powerful than any magic? At turns tender and acid, funny and wise, Broken People is a journey into the nature of truth and fiction—a story of discovering hope amid cynicism, intimacy within chaos and peace in our own skin.

A woman in search of a fresh start is about to get more than she bargained for in this twisty and addictive domestic thriller for fans of The Couple Next Door. Fleeing Brooklyn with little more than a suitcase and her trusty dog, Lucy King heads to rustic Woodstock , New York, eager to lose herself in a quiet life where her past can never find her. But when she meets Vera and John, the alluring couple next door, their friendship proves impossible to resist. Just as Lucy starts to think the worst is behind her, the couple delivers a staggering bombshell: they, too, need to escape their troubles--and the only way they can begin their new life is if Lucy helps them fake John's death. Afraid to lose her newfound support system, Lucy reluctantly conspires with them to stage an "accidental" death on a hike nearby. It's just one little lie to the police, after all, and she knows a thing or two about the importance of fresh starts. But what begins as an elaborate ruse turns all too real when John turns up dead in the woods the morning after their hike. Now, Lucy must figure out who she can trust and who's pulling the strings of her tenuous new life . . . before she takes the fall for murder.

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Broken people are everywhere in the sphere of society. Some become broken early on, while others get broken along the way. Taken from over twenty-four years of the author’s experience, Leading Broken People provides workable techniques, tools and tips that will help you.

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Broken people are everywhere in the sphere of society. Some become broken early on, while others get broken along the way. Taken from over twenty-four years of the author’s experience, Leading Broken People provides workable techniques, tools and tips that will help you.

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This book covers from when Satan was kicked out of heaven and why he was kicked out of heaven-the real reason-to when Satan introduced sin into the Garden of Eden, to how that sin grew into murder, and how murder grew into a world that's out of control with every kind of sin you can imagine. This also covers how these chain reactions were started from the first lie off of Satan's lips to Donald Trump and the United States in Bible prophecy! And also, it tackles Bible prophecy compared to predictions of Nostradamus, the French astrologer and physician. And they all lead to and point to our White House of today and Donald Trump, our president! It's time to wake up and smell the coffee. We are in the evil days and times. And we all have a choice we have to make, the most important choice of your life. Which master will you serve? Either you are with God or against God. There is no serving two masters. That's another one of Satan's lies! I only hope this book will help someone out there make a wise choice on which God to serve and why, in these days and times, we really need an understanding of God and His Word! Without an understanding of God and His Word, we become broken in word, broken as people, living in a broken world! We can at least fix ourselves through God's Word, even if we can't fix the world.

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This is a book to hand to a broken teenager captured by pills, pot, or meth. This is a book for a woman from an abusive background who feels unworthy of love. This is a book to hand to a recovering addict, desperately seeking the strength to fight on a day-to-day basis the cravings of the addiction. Tough, forceful, and poignant. This is exactly the Bible-study book ministers and Christian counselors have been waiting for! So very many people in the modern world are deeply broken-some are so broken that they refuse to even enter a church. Whether victims of child abuse, neglect, addiction, or sexual exploitation, these broken people, young and old, are crying out for help even as their fierce pride forces them to refuse any help that is offered. When pride is all you have, pride is what you cling too. These broken individuals have lived in hell already, and that fierce, desperate pride kept them alive even as it now blocks their progress. For those deeply broken people, this book is the answer. It speaks to the brokenness-directly to the heart of the darkness that many broken people feel with each breath, speaking with an authentic, direct message of Jesus's love and compassion. The Rogue Warriors document at the first of this book grabs the broken reader by the throat and lets those individuals know that many others have been in their situation before and have found help in these pages. The Bible lessons themselves tackle the harshest issues facing people today: fear, frustration, a complete, desperate sense of aloneness, homosexuality, child sex abuse, the problem of evil, contemplations of suicide, overwhelming guilt, dark rage, unforgiving hatred, and the deeply felt need to find peace amid the darkness of one's lost soul. This book does not mince words, and the most challenging issues facing broken people today are presented and discussed herein using the Bible and, when possible, Jesus's own words. The minister or counselor should discuss each lesson with these broken ones, leading them through these pages as the broken grow stronger in their newly-found hope: their faith. Even when they read alone without a counselor, this book can reach broken people. It could be a gift for many. It will be a lifeline for some. As Christians, we know that Jesus can and does change even the most broken lives. This book, presenting Jesus's love and compassion, will help him do exactly that.

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The other side of brokenness "If I could write only one book in my lifetime, I would ask God to make it this one, the very book you now hold in your hands. . . ."?Sheila Walsh God loves broken people. And when weary, wounded men and women find a way to open their bruised hearts and somehow welcome Him into their personal darkness, they will find a love beyond anything they have ever known. When the glass house Sheila had lived in for so many years came crashing to the ground, she began a new life outside the safety of those walls. No, it didn't feel good, nor safe?not at all. But it felt true. Sheila saw herself as a broken lamb limping after the Shepherd, not knowing where He was going, but knowing that wherever He went, she wanted to go with Him. In twelve stirring, insightful, and deeply revealing chapters, Sheila Walsh shows how personal brokenness can open doors of intimacy with Jesus Christ that might never open in any other way. It's not that God loves broken people more than those who imagine themselves to be whole?it's simply that they know they are loved. They dare to believe it . . . and through such trust, a new wholeness emerges from yesterday's broken pieces.

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Demonstrates the "why" and the "how" of consistently biblical, gospel-centric counseling, whether in the pastor's study or over coffee with a friend. With the evermore apparent failure of modern psychotherapies and a discomfort with pharmacological strategies, many churches are reaffirming the sufficiency and power of the Scriptures to change lives. To aid churches in ministering to broken and hurting people, the authors of Counsel from the Cross present a counseling model based on Scripture, powered by the work of the Wonderful Counselor, Jesus Christ. Through careful exegesis and helpful case studies, they demonstrate the "why" and the "how" of consistently biblical, gospel-centered counseling. The authors' combined backgrounds-one, a woman trained in biblical counseling and the other, a male professor of practical theology-bring balance to this work, making it relevant for those who counsel as part of pastoral ministry and for those involved in friendship mentoring or discipleship.

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A woman in search of a fresh start is about to get more than she bargained for in this twisty and addictive domestic thriller for fans of The Couple Next Door. Fleeing Brooklyn with little more than a suitcase and her trusty dog, Lucy King heads to rustic Woodstock , New York, eager to lose herself in a quiet life where her past can never find her. But when she meets Vera and John, the alluring couple next door, their friendship proves impossible to resist. Just as Lucy starts to think the worst is behind her, the couple delivers a staggering bombshell: they, too, need to escape their troubles--and the only way they can begin their new life is if Lucy helps them fake John's death. Afraid to lose her newfound support system, Lucy reluctantly conspires with them to stage an "accidental" death on a hike nearby. It's just one little lie to the police, after all, and she knows a thing or two about the importance of fresh starts. But what begins as an elaborate ruse turns all too real when John turns up dead in the woods the morning after their hike. Now, Lucy must figure out who she can trust and who's pulling the strings of her tenuous new life . . . before she takes the fall for murder.

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Don’t let your contradictions keep you from your calling. “This book will challenge you and encourage you into a life characterized by prayerful dependence and decisiveness—your life will never be the same.”—Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker Many of us are overwhelmed by the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God’s work or to live out the possibilities we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people. This is a book about understanding your identity in light of who God is. It’s a book about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning to let God use you. It’s about charging into the gap between your present circumstances and your future dreams and meeting God there. After all, God can’t bless who you pretend to be. But he longs to bless who you really are: a flawed and broken person. Fortunately for us God is in the business of using broken people to do big things.

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Exalting Jesus in Jeremiah, Lamentations is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical and friendly commentary. The author of Exalting Jesus in Jeremiah, Lamentations is Steven Smith.

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Find beauty and hope by facing and dealing with the messiness of family life. The family is an imperfect institution. Broken people become broken parents who make broken families. But actually, broken is normal and exactly where God wants us. In The Beauty of Broken, Elisa Morgan, one of today’s most respected female Christian leaders, for the first time shares her very personal story of brokenness—from her first family of origin to the second, represented by her husband and two grown children. Over the years, Elisa’s family struggled privately with issues many parents must face, including: alcoholism and drug addiction infertility and adoption teen pregnancy and abortion divorce, homosexuality, and death Each story layers onto the next to reveal the brokenness that comes into our lives without invitation. “We’ve bought into the myth of the perfect family,” says Elisa. “Formulaic promises about the family may have originated in well-meaning intentions, but such thinking isn’t realistic. It’s not helpful. It’s not even kind.” Instead she offers hope in the form of “broken family values” that allow parents to grow and thrive with God. Values such as commitment, humility, relinquishment, and respect carry us to new places of understanding. Owning our brokenness shapes us into God’s best idea for us and enables us to discover the beauty in ourselves and each member of our family.

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First published as Good News for Bad People, this brand new edition, Broken People, Transforming Grace, follows Roy Hession as he seeks to renew the tired Christian’s spiritual fervor by magnifying the glorious truths of the gospel. He does this through ten detailed word studies, where he investigates topics such as reconciliation, grace, forgiveness, cleansing, justification, repentance and glorification.

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With sensitivity and a passion to help families experience authentic, life–changing relationships with God, mother of three Mary DeMuth reveals effective ways for parents to communicate with and encourage their kids. Practical ideas and illustrations guide parents to develop strong family connections, learn along with their children, and create a safe haven for kids to explore their worlds. With a mentor’s skill, DeMuth shares effective ways to raise confident kids and leads parents to: communicate the gospel effectively to their children in a way they will understand equip their children (and themselves!) to relate successfully with others and avoid isolating themselves from those who need Christ lead their families even when they don’t have all the answers This unique resource offers everyday moms and dads the tools and encouragement they need to inspire great confidence and deep faith in their kids for all they’ll encounter in the world today. Rerelease of Authentic Parenting in a Post-Modern Culture.

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At age thirty-four, life for author Nancy Kruithof O’Farrell already seemed futile, and she was convinced she would die by suicide. But God’s grace intervened, and O’Farrell embarked on a journey of healing. In Endless Waves: A Story of Grace, she shares her life story and reveals the details of her struggles. Through narrative, journal entries, counselor’s notes, poems and scriptures, and waves of grace, this memoir tells more than a story of abuse, addiction, and relationship issues. It shares the specific, detailed steps that aided O’Farrell’s healing. She shares how she was redeemed by God’s power and love, and she offers encouragement for others who face the same challenges. Praise for Endless Waves: A Story of Grace “It’s amazing that a woman so filled with shame and self-loathing since childhood, whose only safety from horrific sexual abuse and pastoral exploitation was strong walls of self-protection, could step from behind that barricade and bare her soul. Nancy O’Farrell does so with grace, honesty, and eloquence ... The story is heartbreaking and uplifting. Clearly, God continued to pursue this wounded, desperate woman and never stopped moving her toward healing. God showered her with endless waves.” —Marnie Ferree, Author, No Stones: Women Redeemed From Sexual Addictions; Director, Bethesda Workshops, Nashville, Tennessee

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Sharply funny and compulsively readable, The Gilded Razor is a “powerful addition to the literature of active addiction and recovery” (New York Times bestselling author Bill Clegg) from debut author Sam Lansky. The Gilded Razor is the true story of a double life that New York Times bestselling author George Hodgman called “virtuosic.” By the age of seventeen, Sam Lansky was an all-star student with Ivy League aspirations in his final year at an elite New York City prep school. But a nasty addiction to prescription pills spiraled rapidly out of control, compounded by a string of reckless affairs with older men, leaving his bright future in jeopardy. After a terrifying overdose, he tried to straighten out. Yet as he journeyed from the glittering streets of Manhattan, to a wilderness boot camp in Utah, to a psych ward in New Orleans, he only found more opportunities to create chaos—until finally, he began to face himself. In the vein of Elizabeth Wurtzel and Augusten Burroughs, Lansky scrapes away at his own life as a young addict and exposes profoundly universal anxieties. Told with remarkable sensitivity, biting humor, and unrelenting self-awareness, The Gilded Razor is a coming-of-age story of searing honesty and lyricism and “one of the best portraits about the implacable power of addiction” (Susan Cheever, bestselling author of Drinking in America).

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“I loved everything about The People We Keep….Allison Larkin has given us a heroine who is raw and real, a young person capable of breaking your heart one moment and lifting it up the next.” —Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant “True and tender-hearted….Read it! You’ll be so glad you did.” —Therese Anne Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of A Well-Behaved Woman Little River, New York, 1994: April Sawicki is living in a motorless motorhome that her father won in a poker game. Failing out of school, picking up shifts at Margo’s diner, she’s left fending for herself in a town where she’s never quite felt at home. When she “borrows” her neighbor’s car to perform at an open mic night, she realizes her life could be much bigger than where she came from. After a fight with her dad, April packs her stuff and leaves for good, setting off on a journey to find a life that’s all hers. Driving without a chosen destination, she stops to rest in Ithaca. Her only plan is to survive, but as she looks for work, she finds a kindred sense of belonging at Cafe Decadence, the local coffee shop. Still, somehow, it doesn’t make sense to her that life could be this easy. The more she falls in love with her friends in Ithaca, the more she can’t shake the feeling that she’ll hurt them the way she’s been hurt. As April moves through the world, meeting people who feel like home, she chronicles her life in the songs she writes and discovers that where she came from doesn’t dictate who she has to be. This lyrical, unflinching tale is for anyone who has ever yearned for the fierce power of found family or to grasp the profound beauty of choosing to belong.

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Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades, a YA contemporary thriller by debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé about two students, Devon & Chiamaka, and their struggles against an anonymous bully. All you need to know is . . . I’m here to divide and conquer. Like all great tyrants do. —Aces When two Niveus Private Academy students, Devon Richards and Chiamaka Adebayo, are selected to be part of the elite school’s senior class prefects, it looks like their year is off to an amazing start. After all, not only does it look great on college applications, but it officially puts each of them in the running for valedictorian, too. Shortly after the announcement is made, though, someone who goes by Aces begins using anonymous text messages to reveal secrets about the two of them that turn their lives upside down and threaten every aspect of their carefully planned futures. As Aces shows no sign of stopping, what seemed like a sick prank quickly turns into a dangerous game, with all the cards stacked against them. Can Devon and Chiamaka stop Aces before things become incredibly deadly? With heart-pounding suspense and relevant social commentary comes a high-octane thriller from debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé.

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Bestselling author Nancy Leigh DeMoss adapts the core themes of her teaching into a format her fans can enjoy daily: 366 portions of rich Bible study and practical applications.

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The Pathway to Spiritual Power and Maturity "Verily, Verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die. It abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit" (John 12:24) There is more to being a Christian soldier than attending Weekly Church Programmes. Brokenness is a pre-requisite for being a true Christian Soldier. This book teaches you result-oriented ways of escaping from spiritual stagnancy and its attendant frustrations. Brokenness is a good Spiritual thermometer for every child of God because at the end of the day, the requirement is that "He must increase, But I must decrease" (John 3:30) Why? So "that you may be filled with all the fullness of God" (Eph 3:19). You are encouraged by the Spirit of God, to read and study this book so that you can be at the spiritual height God expects you to be and not remain a Lilliputan all through your life. This is a challenge worth taking.

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A 2021 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2020 A 2021 ALA Rainbow Book A Bank Street Best Book of 2021 A heartfelt and relatable novel from Phil Bildner, weaving the real history of Los Angeles Dodger and Oakland Athletic Glenn Burke--the first professional baseball player to come out as gay--into the story of a middle-school kid learning to be himself. When sixth grader Silas Wade does a school presentation on former Major Leaguer Glenn Burke, it’s more than just a report about the irrepressible inventor of the high five. Burke was a gay baseball player in the 1970s—and for Silas, the presentation is his own first baby step toward revealing a truth about himself he's tired of hiding. Soon he tells his best friend, Zoey, but the longer he keeps his secret from his baseball teammates, the more he suspects they know something’s up—especially when he stages one big cover-up with terrible consequences. A High Five for Glenn Burke is Phil Bildner’s most personal novel yet—a powerful story about the challenge of being true to yourself, especially when not everyone feels you belong on the field.

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Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Archbishop Leighton Some hearts, like evening primroses, open more beautifully in the shadows of life. F.B.Meyer Jesus is no security against storms, but He is the perfect security in storms. Annie Johnson Flint He never comes too late; He knoweth what is best; Vex not thyself in vain; until He cometh-REST. Selected Your desire for the thing you wish is perhaps stronger than your desire for the will of God to be fulfilled in its arrival. Charles H. Spurgeon

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Every great movement of God is preceded by a season of humility and repentance and a time of tearing down walls, of getting honest with God and others about your true spiritual condition.It may be hard. It may hurt. But in the end, God will use your brokenness to restore your 'first love' for Jesus, rekindle your spiritual fire, reconcile your relationships, and repair your life.A richer, deeper, more God-filled life is waiting for you. And it all begins with Brokenness.The Revive Our Hearts Trilogy - Now in Paperback!This bestselling series by Nancy Leigh DeMoss has sold well over 80,000 copies! All three titles now include study questions at the end of each chapter, making them ideal for personal or small group study.

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Your heart overflows with happiness when people rejoice and aches with empathy when they hurt or are needy. You want to fix all their problems and make everything better. Perhaps you have the ability to comfort the stressed and distressed…and you want to develop your gift of showing mercy. This book addresses: What Is Showing Mercy? Building an Effective Ministry out of the Pain in Your Past, Building Bridges to Broken People in a Broken World, Helping Them Cope with Pain and Suffering, Helping Them Leave the Past and Rebuild for the Future, Recognizing and Dealing with Ministry Burnout, Finding Your Place on the Ministry Team, and more.

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It's about heart change, not behavior change. That's the conviction of Tim Chester as he seeks to help everyday Christians "connect the truth about God with our Monday-morning struggles." This interactive book, laid out in workbook fashion, is for newer Christians struggling with sin and for more mature Christians who have plateaued in their faith as they seek to find victory over sin in their lives. With a conviction that sanctification is God's work and the journey to holiness is joyful, Chester guides readers through a "change project"-beginning with the selection of one area of life they would like to modify. Each chapter includes a question (e.g., Why would you like to change? What truths do you need to turn to?) to guide readers as they deal with a specific sin or struggle, truths from God's word, and a reflection guide to help readers through their change project.

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In today's frenetic society, people rarely develop intimate friendships. Instead, they spend their lives essentially disconnected from others, rushing through life content with brief visits and casual conversations. But what if one were to develop a community, a spiritual community, of people who walked with and supported each other through life's journey? A community of real friends who listened to each other's personal tragedies without merely trying to fix the problems, who encouraged and nurtured each other's strengths, and who accepted people for who they really are, instead of the image they try to portray. In Becoming a True Spiritual Community (formerly titled The Safest Place on Earth), Larry Crabb explores such a place, where God can heal disconnected people and allow them to reconnect with each other and, ultimately, with Him.

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Love Magic suggests ways to organize body, mind, spirit, and home to attract loving, auspicious energy.

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Chris Wright’s pioneering 2006 book, The Mission of God, revealed that the typical Christian understanding of “missions” encompasses only a small part of God’s overarching mission for the world. God is relentlessly reclaiming the entire world for himself. In The Mission of God’s People, Wright shows how God’s big-picture plan directs the purpose of God’s people, the church. Wright emphasizes what the Old Testament teaches Christians about being the people of God. He addresses questions of both ecclesiology and missiology with topics like “called to care for creation,” “called to bless the nations,” “sending and being sent,” and “rejecting false gods.” As part of the Biblical Theology for Life Series, this book provides pastors, teachers, and lay learners with first-rate biblical study while at the same time addressing the practical concerns of contemporary ministry. The Mission of God’s People promises to enliven and refocus the study, teaching, and ministry of those truly committed to joining God’s work in the world.

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Have you ever known a good builder? I mean a builder whose reputation preceded them? We often go to great lengths to tell others about our dream cars and dream houses, but, have we ever concluded that before any of these things materialized, they were burdened and birthed through the one that carried the blueprint. Many are living out their dreams but ultimately it is the builder that’s really living. Because what was once a mere inner thought has now manifested outwardly, and there is nothing more fulfilling than to see others living fulfilled lives stemmed from the thoughts and blueprints that the builders had on the inside of them. I pray that you can walk away with knowing that there is something buried down on the inside of each and every one of us that can benefit so many others lives and if we continue to build others we can and will live the ultimate dream as we watch lives change by virtue of the deposits we make in others. Have you done any building lately?

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Meet Mallory Weggemann: a Paralympic gold-medalist, world champion swimmer, ESPY winner, and NBC Sports commentator whose extraordinary story will give you the encouragement you need to rise up to meet any challenge you face in life. On January 21, 2008, a routine medical procedure left Mallory paralyzed from her waist down. Less than two years later, Mallory had broken eight world records, and by the 2012 Paralympic Games, she held fifteen world records and thirty-four American records. Two years after that, a devastating fall severely damaged her left arm. But despite all of the hardships that Mallory faced, she was sure about one thing: she refused to give up. After two reconstructive surgeries and extended rehab, she won two gold medals and a silver medal at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships. And even better, she found confidence, independence, and persevering love. She even walked down the aisle on her wedding day against all odds. Mallory's extraordinary resilience and uncompromising commitment to excellence are rooted in her resolve, her faith, and her sheer grit. In Limitless, Mallory shares the lessons she learned by pushing past every obstacle and expectation that stood in her way, teaching you how to: redefine your limits remember that healing is not chronological be willing to fail lean on your community embrace your comeback write your own ending Mallory's story reminds us that we can handle whatever challenges, labels, or difficulties we face in life, and we can do it on our own terms. Because when we refuse to accept every boundary that hems us in--physical, emotional, or societal--we become limitless.

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The Christian community is a vibrant and flourishing worldwide community of believers held together by their common faith in Jesus Christ and the divine truths of the Holy Bible. The scriptures are the source of their strength and contain within the promise of eternal salvation that is granted to all who choose to believe. Pastor Garrick Bridgeforth has been called by God to bring a genuine and deeper understanding of the scriptures through his book, Words of The Bible explained. This book’s purpose is to enlighten and deter those who, by either sheer ignorance or selfish, malicious intent, would end up misunderstanding or even intentionally distorting the messages of the Holy Bible, leading themselves and those who follow them away from the original teachings. This book does not read like a standard dictionary of definitions. Instead, the terms and concepts are explained in great depth, analyzed in the context as it is found in the Bible, clarified further with conventional wisdom, and delivered in a way modern readers could understand. Words of The Bible explained is an ideal companion book to have when reading the Bible, expanding a Christian’s understanding of the scriptures. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.Xlibris.com.

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Henry moves to town and runs into a girl, or rather, she runs into him. But not just any girl. He runs into Bonnie Mayweather. Bonnie is the blind girl at school, and quickly he finds that Bonnie is the ultimate girl of puzzles. And her puzzle will only be solved depending on Henry's love.

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Using the principles found in the book of Nehemiah, John Kitchen shows how personal revival is what God desires for all His people and that it is possible. Rising from the rubble of previous generations, revival can happen here and now—if you allow God to work in your life.

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Descendants of Slavery: on the Event Horizon is book about problems and problem solving in the African American community. It is a red flag on the field because the United States is on track for a convergence of unparalleled national and global crises some of which are unsolvable. What does that mean for descendants of slavery? Not since the beginning of the civil war have descendants of slavery been in such tenuous circumstances. Unimaginable fifty years ago, our individual life chances are fast approaching zero.

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Our world is filled with fake facades, from the unrealistic filters used on social media to the “holier than thou” personas seen in certain hypocritical believers. To combat the fake trends, a new trend has emerged—one that fights the facade with transparency and vulnerability. Instead of being filtered or super-spiritual, we’re told to be real and honest. And rightly so. We should be getting real with each other about our junk. But should we stop there? Should we gather to simply commiserate about our current version of “me”? Is community about more than just feeling understood by one another in our hard places, or does God have actual change in store for us beyond brokenness In Sick of Me, Whitney Capps shows us that spiritual growth means being both honest and holy—that we can come to Jesus just as we are, but we cannot stay that way. While virtues like vulnerability, honesty, and humility are desperately needed, we should fight for more. After all, the gospel is a change-agent. Whitney calls us beyond trendy transparency and into something better: true transformation. If you want to be honest about all your junk, but are also sick of staying there—Sick of Me is for you.

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Mate selection is the second most important decision we make in life! This decision determines whether our life will be blessed and full of joy or if it will be a painful calamity. If it is a calamity, then it will bring disastrous effects on us, our mate, our children, and our extended family and friends. Who can best guide us through this decision? Parents frequently convey to their children that the only criteria for success in mate selection and marriage are money and education. Parents want their children to excel in marriage, but they give their children no specialized training or emphasis on preparing their lives and being the kind of person who can secure a godly mate and maintain a permanent, lasting relationship. I see churches striving to attract youths and young adults to the church. I see churches challenging youths to be exceptional in their faithfulness to Jesus. I want to see churches teaching teenagers and young adults to be intimate with one another while maintaining sexual purity. I want to see churches teaching youths how to build the skills that will make them an excellent mate and future parent. I want to see churches teaching youths and young adults how to find healing for the pains that are destroying their lives. I see churches teaching that God demands holiness, and I want to see them teaching that holiness is the most enjoyable, beneficial, and only lifestyle that can and will bring permanence to all of our relationships, including marriage.

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Ray Anderson's book spoke courage and comfort to my soul.... Lewis B. Smedes, Ph.D. Author of titles including Shame and Grace, Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don't Deserve and How Can It Be All Right When Everything Is All Wrong? Whether it's childhood trauma, abusive relationships, or shame, Anderson provides effective help for those who hide behind a facade of well-being and deny their own brokenness. Archibald D. Hart, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, author of titles including Adrenaline and Stress and Dark Cloud, Silver Lining Ray Anderson, (1925-2009) was Senior Professor of Theology and Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary and served on the faculty of the School of Theology since 1976. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament, The Soul of Ministry, Self Care, Living the Spiritually Balanced Life, and Dancing with Wolves While Feeding the Sheep: The Musings of a Maverick Theologian.

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Debut author and Vanity Fair film critic Richard Lawson makes your heart stop and time stand still in his extraordinary and life-affirming novel that's perfect for fans of If I Stay and We All Looked Up. In the hours after a bridge collapse rocks their city, a group of Boston teenagers meet in the waiting room of Massachusetts General Hospital: Siblings Jason and Alexa have already experienced enough grief for a lifetime, so in this moment of confusion and despair, Alexa hopes that she can look to her brother for support. But a secret Jason has been keeping from his sister threatens to tear the siblings apart...right when they need each other most. Scott is waiting to hear about his girlfriend, Aimee, who was on a bus with her theater group when the bridge went down. Their relationship has been rocky, but Scott knows that if he can just see Aimee one more time, if she can just make it through this ordeal and he can tell her he loves her, everything will be all right. And then there's Skyler, whose sister Kate—the sister who is more like a mother, the sister who is basically Skyler's everything—was crossing the bridge when it collapsed. As the minutes tick by without a word from the hospital staff, Skyler is left to wonder how she can possibly move through life without the one person who makes her feel strong when she's at her weakest. In his riveting, achingly beautiful debut, Richard Lawson guides readers through an emotional and life-changing night as these teens are forced to face the reality of their pasts...and the prospect of very different futures.

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When a low-income person asks your church for help, what do you do next? God is extraordinarily generous, and our churches should be, too. Because poverty is complex, however, helping low-income people often requires going beyond meeting their material needs to holistically addressing the roots of their poverty. But on a practical level, how do you move forward in walking with someone who approaches your church for financial help? From the authors of When Helping Hurts comes Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence, a guidebook for church staff, deacons, or volunteers who work with low-income people. Short and to the point, this tool provides foundational principles for poverty alleviation and then addresses practical matters, like: How to structure and focus your benevolence work How to respond to immediate needs while pursuing long-term solutions How to mobilize your church to walk with low-income people With practical stories, forms, and tools for churches to use, Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence is an all-in-one guide for church leaders and laypeople who want to help the poor in ways that lead to lasting change.

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