God could never love me like this… could he? We try to be perfect Christians. But we all make mistakes. Temptation. Doubt. Jealousy. Addictions. Unforgiveness. Where is God in all of this? A. J. Gregory wants to walk beside you on the sometimes chaotic journey of faith. Through soul-stirring stories of her own mistakes and those of flawed men and women in Scripture, you'll discover how the strongest Christians are often broken people, wrestling with the hard questions. Raw and thought-provoking, Messy Faith offers no sugar-coated clichés or pat answers. Instead, it offers reassurance for the messy times. You'll be refreshed and encouraged as you begin to grow into a deeper, more authentic faith. Most of all, you'll be reminded of God's perfect love for imperfect people.
We've all been there. Knowing on some deeper level that God is present no matter how things look, but still feeling the trickle of doubt. And wondering why the God whose faithfulness is never supposed to fail seems to be turning a giant deaf ear toward us. It's not always like this (thank goodness!), but silent seasons are common in the life of any honest Christian. In Silent Savior, A. J. Gregory navigates that labyrinth of sorrow, pain, angst, and doubt on the way to a soul-deep recognition of God's infinite faithfulness and perpetual, if sometimes silent, presence. And she encourages readers to keep believing he's there even when that silence seems deafening.
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Most people only know her as Justin Bieber's mom, but Pattie Mallette has had an incredible journey of her own. Many people have heard of her son's rags to riches triumph. A few know she was a teen mom who had to overcome a drug and alcohol addiction. Now, for the first time in detail, Pattie shares with the world her story.
A handsome Italian film producer and a beautiful Mexican dancer. A match made on a movie set and a lavish Beverly Hills wedding. The beginning of Camille Franzese's story takes on the shade of an exotic fairy tale. But a closer look at her marriage to mafi a capo Michael Franzese exposes more than a decade of anguish endured in the shadows of her husband's crimes. Hers is a story of choices, consequences, and the prayers that hold us up when everything around us is falling down.
Decorated U.S. military veteran-turned-country musician Keni Thomas gives a personal account of his heart-wrenching experiences in the chaotic 1993 Battle of Mogadishu to express a unique set of leadership lessons and inspired view of our greater purpose. Get It On! reminds readers "that we, as individuals, do indeed matter, that we are anything but ordinary, fully capable of carrying out life-changing assignments at any level and in any situation. We can make a difference in this world." Carrying a guitar now rather than a rifle, Keni also shares stories from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry to overseas concerts for active soldiers.
By age 24, charming mob boss Michael Franzese was one of the wealthiest people on Furtune magazine's survey. As one of the rare people who quit the mob and lived to tell about it, Franzese has a unique perspective on how business is done. And one thing he noticed was that the way he made millions per week in business inside the mob can be applied to doing business outside the mob (minus the illegal part). "Anyone who sells the mob short when it comes to its ingenuity, its ability to connect with people from all walks of life, and its substantial profit margins is simply kidding themselves." This book promises a mob's eye view of business that will change the way you see business forever.
Against the backdrop of a millionaire existence comes the touching and inspirational story of one woman's struggle to find true happiness. On a grey and blustery day in the Fall of 2009, Becky Reese, age 39, found herself at the breaking point. She was exhausted, fed up, and angry--more angry than ever--at herself. Why didn't she feel happy? She led a charmed life. The wife of a very wealthy man, she could buy anything she wanted, and as the mother of five, she was definitely in her element. But something was missing. On that life-changing day, Becky started asking herself deep, powerful, soul-searching questions, sparking a journey within that would forever change her destiny.
Phil and Amy Parham, contestants on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, provide a faith-based, informative, and motivational book that will encourage those facing weight challenges to permanently transform their lives and live their dreams of being healthier, happier, and more fit. This is not a diet book for temporary change but a manual for permanent transformation.
Childhood obesity and diabetes are on the rise. Many kids would rather play video games than run around a playground or in their backyard. Yet they can’t engage fully in life when their physical well-being is less than what God intended.
Using principles and practices they’ve used successfully in their own family, Phil and Amy Parham equip parents with the tools they need to help their children become healthier and happier. This book is an inspirational and easy-to-follow guide.
Amy Parham, a former fat girl who became a fit girl after losing more than 100 pounds, learned what it takes to stay fit inside and out. In 10 Lessons from a Former Fat Girl, she offers nuggets of insight for changing not only the fat-girl body but also the fat-girl mentality. Focusing on the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our relationship with food and exercise, Amy shows how readers can make this a healthy partnership that brings permanent change.
Veteran marriage coach Daniel L. Tocchini doesn’t want to improve marriages. He wants to transform them. Drawing on personal experience and stories from couples he has coached, he offers practical guidance to move couples beyond communication tricks and gimmicks to help them truly understand "Us" for the first time—talking honestly, listening generously, tackling tricky issues, breaking out of ruts, and abandoning self-centered “consumer thinking.” Innovative, insightful, and thoroughly biblical, Tocchini’s approach has helped thousands in his popular seminars.
In Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad, Shari Braendel teaches you how to appreciate the body God gave you and how to always look your best---from conquering the battle of finding the right swimsuit, to choosing how many bangles you should wear or how big your purse should be, to wearing the right style jeans that will best flatter your thighs or hips, to finding the best places to shop to suit your unique personal style. Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad will show you how to look and feel your best, no matter what day it is or what the occasion. And it will also stop you from screaming at the top of your lungs, 'I have nothing to wear.'
Phil Chalmers has spent more than a decade visiting high security prisons to interview young offenders, his mission is to attempt to answer the questions we all are asking:
Why do the crimes continue to happen?
What sends these kids over the edge?
Could we have seen these crimes coming and stopped them?
How can we keep our own kids safe?
In Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer, Phil explores the reasons why teens kill; the warning signs we must be looking for; and offers a game plan to keep our homes, schools, and communities safe. This book may help save your life or the life of a child you love!
A Love that Heals helps readers connect with Angie's personal journey through grief, while helping them deal with their own loss.
Love is a simple but powerful word, and A Love that Heals is written from the heart of a Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter, Angie Winans, after the devastating loss of her brother Ronald. Everyone handles grief differently, but Angie outlines common principles that will help any grieving heart understand that the love of God provides true resolution.
Dominick DiVito has been teaching self-defense for over twenty-five years to celebrities, law enforcement officers, and average citizens. In this new approach to self-defense, he won't expect you to master complex martial arts, nor will he leave you relying on a gun to protect yourself. What he will do is prepare you mentally and physically so you can successfully deter an attack, whether you are victimized without warning in your home, in your car, or in a public place.