Faith for the Journey

A Spiritual Memoir

Author: Carol Blair

Publisher: Charisma Media


Category: Religion

Page: 352

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When her husband died suddenly on New Year’s Eve, Carol was left to raise their six boys, ages 11 months to 16 years. That night she made a promise to God: if He provided for her and the boys the way He promised in His Word, she would go anywhere He sent her and tell others of His care. But if He didn’t, she would burn her Bible on the front lawn and tell any onlooker that it was just a book of pretty words and pious phrases that wasn’t true when you needed it to be. God not only provided but had a big surprise: He sent her across the globe to share her story. Carol was then given an unexpected career in television and radio as host and producer, and later, a new husband. Faith for the Journey tells firsthand the life-changing things that can happen when you trust God with all your heart.

Spiritual Misfit

A Memoir of Uneasy Faith

Author: Michelle DeRusha

Publisher: Convergent Books


Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 608

I decided to admit once and for all that I didn’t know what I was doing, what I thought, what I believed, even sometimes if I truly believed. I would tell the truth: I wasn’t like them; I didn’t fit in. I wasn’t a proper Christian. I didn’t have it all together like they did. Why not, I figured? What in the world did I have to lose? _____ After twenty years of unbelief, estranged from her childhood faith and ultimately from God, Michelle DeRusha unexpectedly found herself wrestling hard with questions of spirituality— and deeply frustrated by the lack of clear answers. Until she realized that the questions themselves paved a way for faith. “Declaring my unbelief,” writes DeRusha, “was the first step; declaring my unbelief allowed me to begin to seek authentically.” Spiritual Misfit chronicles one woman’s journey toward an understanding that belief and doubt can coexist. This poignant and startlingly candid memoir reveals how being honest about our questions, our fears, and our discomfort with black-and-white definitions of faith can move us toward an authentic and a deepening relationship with God.

God In My Corner

A Spiritual Memoir

Author: George Foreman

Publisher: Thomas Nelson


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 753

Everyone needs a second chance, even if your name is George Foreman. "My second chance arrived unexpectedly in a Puerto Rican dressing room after a heavyweight boxing match. What happened to me in that room is so incredibly bizarre, it's unlikely you've ever before read anything like it. Simply stated, I died and went to the other side. The experience impacted me so profoundly that three decades later I can't go a single day without thinking about it." A childhood in grinding poverty. Two heavyweight boxing championships – twenty years apart. A life-changing encounter with God. A new life devoted to ministy. An inspiring comeback and then astounding success as an entrepreneur and trusted product pitchman. For the first time, George Foreman tells the whole story of his remarkable life. With the frankness, warmth, and humor you expect from Foreman, he shares the faith journey that has shaped his life, offering many life lessons along the way. What are the secrets to George Foreman's inspiring success? Why is he always smiling? Why did he name all five of his sons George? There is no one quiet like George Foreman. God in My Corner explains why. More importantly, it will open your eyes to the reality that God is there in your corner, just as He's been there for George all these years.

Came to Believe

A Journey of Trust, Faith and Perseverance

Author: Tara Danielle Ladue

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform


Category: Adult child abuse victims

Page: 212

View: 144

Came to Believe, A Journey of Trust, Faith and Perseverance is my spiritual memoir of how I had a shift in perception about my life. It is my healing journey from growing up in a fatherless home, being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, living with the disease of alcoholism, and the unconditional love between a mother and daughter. By trusting in a power outside of myself, putting my faith in the Angels and the Universe I persevered. This memoir is how I Came to Believe in the power of manifestation and miracles.

My Unsung Psalm

A Spiritual Journey and Memoir

Author: Katherine Georges

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 153

View: 860

My Unsung Psalm begins with an invitation for you to experience seeing God for the first time and becoming part of the journey through Katherine's eyes of faith. Through a difficult childhood and a challenging medical history, she knows God is with her, and she is never afraid. It is a rare account of Katherine's feeling of being loved by God and being useful to mankind. She sees beyond her limitations and inspires others to never give up. Sometimes hope can level the playing field of life. We have a chance. We are offered the opportunity to make something of our lives, and that is what I did. "The message of My Unsung Psalm embraces the essence of the water of childhood memories becoming the wine of adult faith. You, the reader, can walk this journey of sadness and joy, and understand God's grace vividly as you turn each page of miracles, intertwining Katherine's circumstances with your own memories. Cherish God's message. Reflect upon this book. Consider the story as a foundation of faith and healing." - Judy McClure "Anyone in the ministry or entering the seminary should read this book." -Mary Bain Pearson "This is Katherine's story; her journey. A journey that begins with God holding her hand and ends with Katherine holding God's hand. It is not about the storms of her life, but rather, about the One who sailed the storms beside her. Her journey will lead you to yours and fill you with Hope! God's Song is love." -Rev. Edward Abell "She writes as beautifully as she paints." -Gloria McKay

A Way Out of No Way

The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young

Author: Andrew Young

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated


Category: African Americans

Page: 172

View: 615

From a mountaintop decision to go into the Christian ministry to the testing of his faith in the tumultuous events of the civil rights movement, Andrew Young shares the pivotal moments from his spiritual journey.

Coming Full Circle: One Woman’S Journey Through Spiritual Crisis

Memoirs of a Woman Who Found Her Way out of the Maze of Bipolar Disorder and Learned to Create a Balanced Life.

Author: Carol L. Noyes

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Self-Help

Page: 284

View: 623

Her journey of recovery from bipolar disorder and her insights are described in this book, an autobiography of Carol Noyes. When Carol went through mid-life crisis in the spring of 2006 her world was turned upside-down. Carol was able to wean herself off drugs, after over four years on psychiatric medications. She found natural alternatives that effectively helped her to recover and to lead a productive life. Carol believes that the current medical paradigm is inadequate and often unable to help individuals to heal and to bounce back. Carol nearly died from a combination of the swine flu and lithium poisoning. Her descent to the bottom of the metaphorical well provided the impetus for her to research non-drug therapies. These therapies, along with faith, hope, and courage, brought Carol back to a peaceful life. Carol recounts her life and investigates the factors that precipitated imbalance. She writes about her extraordinary experiences during expanded states of consciousness. She also delves into the world of symbols and mythologies, describing how they became poignant for her. Carol calls her experience a time of spiritual awakening; a time of developing self-esteem, learning to love herself, and finding her true purpose. She hopes that her insights will help others going through spiritual crisis. Those interested in humanistic psychology, personal growth, and spirituality may find this book fascinating.