every story whispers his name… It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne—everything—to rescue the one he loves. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life! You see, the best thing about this Story is—it’s true. And at the center of the Story, there is a baby. The Child upon whom everything would depend. All the stars and mountains and the oceans and galaxies and everything were nothing compared to how much God loved his children. He would move heaven and earth to be near them. Always. Whatever happened, whatever it cost him, he would always love them. And so it was that the wonderful love story began … —from The Story of God’s Love for You (originally published as The Jesus Storybook Bible)
In this anglicized version of The Story of God s Love from bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, readers can explore how God s incredible story centers around his most amazing gift, Jesus. Teens and adults will have their own glimpse of God s amazing, Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love."
In this book, you're going to read about a different kind of love story. It's a love story each and every one of us is currently playing a role in--whether we're aware of it or not. And truth be told, it's scary-critical that we stay tuned-in to this love story. Because outside of a growing relationship with your heavenly Father, no other love (or lack of love) has the potential to improve or implode your life like the love that you have for you. For anyone who has ever struggled with their identity, Landra Young Hughes has a radically simple message: give up. Specifically, give up your need to be in control of how other people see you. Instead, let God's words--not yours and not others'--define you. Through her own deeply personal story of trying to control her circumstances and others' perceptions of her through an eating disorder, Landra points the way toward a life free from self-obsession and self-resentment. She shows you how to listen to God's voice, let go of the struggle for perfection, and live authentically from your deepest self.
READ and HEAR Edition: Every story whispers his name … One person is at the heart of every story found in the Bible. One man is the center of God’s entire redemption plan. This trade adaptation of Sally Lloyd-Jones’ bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible explores the connections and wonders of how one giant love for humanity pointed to one small baby who would grow up to be the one perfect person who would make things right again for everyone. The Story of God’s Love for You features a new, never-before-seen image from award-winning illustrator Jago, as well as a two-color interior that is ideal for any age ready to encounter an amazing, Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.
In a world misguided by shame, it is important to know that life can be better and that everyone is entitled to live a life of abundance. In her guidebook "God's Love for the Shameful," Beverly Wiebe offers hope for others that life is not fruitless and that all of us have value, through the love of God. Through sharing her personal experiences of how God has worked in her own life and referencing applicable scriptures, Wiebe illustrates how shame can control our lives-if we allow it. While encouraging spiritual seekers to walk in freedom through the glory of Jesus Christ, Wiebe offers tidbits of wisdom that teach others how to move away from the past, overcome the negative feelings that accompany failure, and realize that God always keeps His promises. None of us are on this earth just to exist. "God's Love for the Shameful" shares the inspirational story of how one woman slowly came to realize that every individual is capable of claiming an abundant life-through the warmth and transformative power of the Lord.
Thirty Days to Grow and Deepen Your Closest Relationships
Author: Kerry Shook
Improve your most important relationships—starting today. At the end of the day in this all-too-short life, what matters most is relationships. Spouse, parent, child, friend—whoever your closest loved ones are, they warrant more than a passing glance; they deserve an intentional and meaningful relationship with you. The One Month to Love thirty-day challenge is the greatest adventure you’ll ever take, helping you deepen the important relationships in your life. Authors Kerry and Chris Shook use timeless, biblical wisdom to walk through three stages of relationships: First Glance, Second Look, and Lasting Love. Many of us have launched into the exciting First Glance phase. When we then tiptoe into the Second Look, reality sets in, and often friendships weaken, families suffer, marriages crack. Now learn how to experience the deep, satisfying lifelong relationships of lasting love. All it takes is one chapter a day. If your marriage is broken, restoration is possible. If your friendship is frail, a fresh start is possible. Even if you’ve made mistakes in all your relationships, lasting love is still possible. “With God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). Includes a weekly focus and daily readings to guide you through the process.
Opening His Gift: God’s Love for YOU! is a Christ-centered Mentoring Ministry available to women of all ages, cultures and denominations based on the Titus 2 Model If only I had someone to talk with, someone to share life’s challenges with, someone who would not judge or condemn. How comforting that would have been to know that I wasn’t alone in my circumstances. Looking back now, I realize that I was searching for a mentor. Ladies, God does have women that He has equipped to love, encourage and mentor you. Women world-wide have made a commitment to invest in the lives of other women on a regular basis and develop friendships. Through your mentoring experience you will discover how much God truly loves you and the unique plan He has especially for YOU!
Many young people in this fast-paced, wired, hectic age do not take the time to contemplate their need for God, the value of God's love, and their need to return that love. Without God at the core of their lives, they lack the moral code they will need as they are faced with important decisions. The movie The Passion of the Christ shows us in graphic detail what's important. The message of this film is that Jesus' agonizing torment and torturous death had a purpose: to demonstrate to us the depth of His love and to impress on us how much God is offended by sin. Young viewers are deeply affected by this story; after seeing it, many are returning to God. This book is a roadmap for that journey back. This roadmap, with God as its destination, will guide you, the young person, on how to live your life, how to treat other people, how to make decisions concerning right and wrong, and how to deal with the problems in this modern age, which are especially challenging to the young.
God is already at work in your life--whether or not you recognize it. Most people are too busy to see or hear God and most Christians lack the intentional practice of listening to the stories of outsiders. In Echoing the Story, Brady Bryce provides a simple way for people to come together and tell the scattered stories of their lives in order to imagine them as part of a bigger story. His innovative, narrative approach invites curious skeptics, casual followers of God, and committed disciples of Jesus into community through listening to shared stories. If you are interested in exploring the entire story of the Bible, if you wonder how its stories fit together, or if you simply want to experience God in the ordinariness of your life, then this reliable guide can lead you in listening to the echoes of God. Part spiritual formation, part discipleship, part journey through the Bible--this guidebook is an experience in hearing the word of God in life. You can learn the skill of echoing the story through listening in this informative, experiential, and missional process. As participants in the story we can begin to imagine our everyday lives as stories oriented toward God.