The problem with relationships is they always seem to involve sinners-including ourselves. So how can we build and heal relationships with people who, like us, are bound to mess up?
A sought-after speaker at counseling conferences, Thompson teaches that it's not our job to "fix" the people we're in relationship with, but instead to reveal and receive the grace of Jesus in everything from our interactions with spouses to lunch conversations at work. You're not doomed to live with tension and frustration. True biblical love is rooted in humility and grace, and through the power of Christ's love, you can experience the relationships you've always hoped for.
Many women feel as if they do not do enough and are not enough. They're always trying hard to be good: a good friend, mom, wife, Christian, employee, or ministry leader, hoping for that "atta-girl" from God.
With compelling illustrations from her own life, Christine Hoover leads readers to the understanding that they're living by a lesser gospel, the gospel of goodness, one without Christ's grace. Relying on Scripture, they can start asking, "What does God want "for" me?" before asking, "What does God want "from" me?" Women will breath a sigh of relief at this powerful message of freedom and hope. Rather than serving God out of obligation or duty, they'll be compelled to love and serve God with great joy.
Moms feel like they should know what their daughters need. After all, they were once young girls themselves. But they soon realize their daughters are growing up in a completely different world. They're mystified by the situations girls face today and questions they ask, especially during the preteen and teen years. Drawing from her own experiences and the expertise of others, Cheri Fuller helps readers understand their daughters' needs better and how to be a welcome influence in their lives.
With specific advice for girls' different ages, moms will learn creative ways to connect with their daughters, how to help them deal with emotional ups and downs, how to help cultivate their femininity, how to encourage a lasting relationship with God, and much more. Filled with compelling true stories and solid principles, this book equips moms to steer their daughters toward becoming healthy, confident young women.
Even "true love" can fizzle with time, but it doesn't have to be that way. What is God's prescription for enhancing your love life? The author provides a road map to successful, loving and joyful loving relationships. Whether single, single again or wanting more from mariage, you can begin the delightful journey toward a lasting, loving relationship. This practical, insightful book shows how.
In 2011, the first of the 76 million baby boomers-nearly a quarter of the US population-began turning 65. Every day for the next fifteen years, over ten thousand of them will celebrate that birthday. And for the first time in history, this generation will enjoy many years post-career pursuing meaning and purpose outside of traditional retirement. What will they do with that time? One thing is for sure: most of them want to find something meaningful. This book lays out the choices to be made to find fulfillment in the encore years of life.
"Launch Your Encore" is a game plan for life after one's main-act career. Hans Finzel and Rick Hicks show boomers how to enter this new stage of life poised for personal satisfaction and contributions to society. They offer tested advice on finding new life potential and thriving in these later decades of life. With real-life examples of people who have made the transition from full-time work to volunteering, ministry, or even second careers, "Launch Your Encore" shows boomers how to make an impact later in life.
After seven years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant has hit a wall. Ready for a kinder, gentler life, she takes a job as a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes the resources of her department. A call for assistance brings detective Mac McGregor, an ex-Navy SEAL, to her doorstep. As they work to solve the mystery behind the unmarked grave, danger begins to shadow them. Someone doesn't want this dead person telling any tales-and will stop at nothing to make certain a life-shattering secret stays buried.
Master storyteller Irene Hannon is back with an exciting new series featuring former special forces operatives now in the thick of the action in civilian life. Hannon is at the top of her game in this can't-put-it-down thriller that will have readers up until the wee hours devouring every page.
All along the eastern seaboard, the American struggle for independence rages. In the British-held southern port of Mobile, Alabama, the conflict brewing is quieter-though no less deadly. The lovely Frenchwoman Lyse Lanier is best friends with the daughter of the British commander. Rafael Gonzalez is a charming young Spanish merchant with a secret mission and a shipment of gold to support General Washington. As their paths cross and their destinies become increasingly tangled, Lyse and Rafael must decide where their true loyalties lie-and somehow keep Lyse's family from being executed as traitors to the British Crown.
With spectacular detail that brings the Colonial South alive, Beth White invites readers into a world of intrigue and espionage from a little-known side of the American Revolutionary War. Her richly textured settings and characters delight while fast pacing and closely held secrets will keep readers turning the pages.
New Contemporary Romance Sure to Make Readers Laugh and Sigh
Kate Walker used to believe in true love and happily-ever-after before a short-lived engagement left her brokenhearted. At least her disillusionment with romance hasn't kept her from churning out made-for-TV screenplays and fluffy novels. That is, until a major career slump sends her running home to her father and the town of Maple Valley. Her plan to help her dad write his memoir while she figures out where to go next takes a surprising turn when she finds new inspiration in the most unexpected person.
After an injury permanently sidelines NFL player Colton Greene, he is temporarily hiding out in a friend's small town to avoid the media and reminders of the betrayal that led to his career's end. Maple Valley is conveniently also the perfect place to prove to his former girlfriend that he's ready to settle down and lead a normal life. The only trouble is that he's never really done normal before and has no idea where to start.
Fast friends, Kate and Colton both get what it's like to need new direction in life. But while Kate plays things safe, Colton is all about big risks and grand gestures. Neither of them has any intention of giving up on their goals...unless being forced to start over could be their chance at a life-and love-that tops all of their dreams.