The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

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The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

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Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0525653104

Genre: Religion

Page: 304

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Book Summary: ECPA BESTSELLER • A compelling emotional and spiritual case against hurry and in favor of a slower, simpler way of life “As someone all too familiar with ‘hurry sickness,’ I desperately needed this book.”—Scott Harrison, New York Times best-selling author of Thirst “Who am I becoming?” That was the question nagging pastor and author John Mark Comer. Outwardly, he appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren’t pretty. So he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words: “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.” It wasn’t the response he expected, but it was—and continues to be—the answer he needs. Too often we treat the symptoms of toxicity in our modern world instead of trying to pinpoint the cause. A growing number of voices are pointing at hurry, or busyness, as a root of much evil. Within the pages of this book, you’ll find a fascinating roadmap to staying emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world.


Loveology

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Loveology

Author: John Mark Comer

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310337275

Genre: Religion

Page: 304

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Book Summary: In the beginning, God created Adam. Then he made Eve. And ever since we’ve been picking up the pieces. Loveology is just that—a theology of love. With an autobiographical thread that turns a book into a story, pastor and speaker John Mark Comer shares about what is right in male/female relationships—what God intended in the Garden. And about what is wrong—the fallout in a post-Eden world. Loveology starts with marriage and works backward. Comer deals with sexuality, romance, singleness, and what it means to be male and female; ending with a raw, uncut, anything goes Q and A dealing with the most asked questions about sexuality and relationships. This is a book for singles, engaged couples, and the newly married—both inside and outside the church—who want to learn what the Scriptures have to say about sexuality and relationships. For those who are tired of Hollywood’s propaganda, and the church’s silence. And for people who want to ask the why questions and get intelligent, nuanced, grace-and-truth answers, rooted in the Scriptures.


Garden City

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Garden City

Author: John Mark Comer

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310337321

Genre: Religion

Page: 336

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Book Summary: You’ve heard people say “Who you are matters more than what you do”. Does the Bible really teach that? In Garden City, popular pastor and speaker John Mark Comer gives a fresh take on our calling and our purpose, with a surprisingly counter-culture take. Through his creative and conversational style, Comer takes a good look at Genesis and the story of a man, a woman, and a garden. He unpacks God’s creation and his original intent for how we are meant to spend our time. Here, you’ll find answers to questions like “Does God care where I work?” “What about what I do with my free time or how much rest I get?” “Does he have a clear direction for me?” Practical and theologically rich, Garden City speaks to twenty and thirty-somethings who are figuring out next steps and direction in their lives. Garden City is the Purpose Driven Life for the next generation—the book that helps us answer why we are here and what should we do about it.


To Hell with the Hustle

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To Hell with the Hustle

Author: Jefferson Bethke

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718039211

Genre: Religion

Page: 224

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Book Summary: New York Times bestselling author Jefferson Bethke delivers a call to resist our cultural worship of connectivity and achievement before we lose the essentials that make us distinctly and deeply human. Our culture makes constant demands of us. Do more. Accomplish more. Buy more. Post more. Tweet more. And in following those demands, we have indeed become more--more anxious, more tired, more hurt, more depressed, more frantic. What we are doing isn't working because, Jefferson Bethke argues, we have forgotten the fundamentals that make us human, the things that anchor our lives, providing us with roots and meaning. In this highly anticipated new book, Jefferson Bethke delivers a wake-up call to resist our culture and embrace the slowness of Jesus. To stop doing and start becoming by proactively setting up boundaries in our lives and cultivating disciplines within them. He shows his readers how to find landmarks, anchors, and rhythms that provide depth and meaning and that push back against the demands of contemporary life. And he reveals that what the world teaches us to avoid at all costs--things such as silence, obscurity, solitude, and vulnerability--are the very things that can give us the meaning, depth, order, and the richness we are truly looking for.


God Has a Name

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God Has a Name

Author: John Mark Comer

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310344247

Genre: Religion

Page: 288

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Book Summary: Many of us ache for relationship with God, yet feel distant and disconnected from him. As if he’s more of an idea we believe in our head than a person we relate to. But God has a name: Yahweh. This one simple idea has the potential to radically alter how you relate to God, not as a doctrine, but as a relational being who responds to you in an elastic, back-and-forth way. Why do we feel this gap between us and God? Could it be that a lot of what we think about God is wrong? Not all wrong, but wrong enough to mess up how we relate to him? What if our “God” is really a projection of our own identity, ideas, and desires? And what if the real God is different, but far better than we could ever imagine? This book is a simple, but profound guide to what God says about himself. In his signature conversational-but-smart style, John Mark Comer takes the reader line by line through Exodus 34v6-8—Yahweh’s self-revelation on Mount Sinai—called by some scholars the one most quoted verse in the Bible, by the Bible. In it, we see who God says he is. It turns out, who God is just might surprise you, and change everything.


All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?

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All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?

Author: John Ortberg

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496403711

Genre: Religion

Page: 288

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Book Summary: 2016 Christian Book Award finalist (Nonfiction category) Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “Stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it—into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the life we will lead and the person we will become. In fact, to fail to embrace the open door is to miss the work God has made for us to do. In All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?, bestselling author John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await. So go ahead—walk through that door. You just might do something that lasts for eternity.


The Burden Is Light

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The Burden Is Light

Author: Jon Tyson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0735290687

Genre: Religion

Page: 224

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Book Summary: A NYC pastor and global influencer inspires readers to find their most meaningful and purposeful life. Surprising to many, this life is not measured by success, comparison, or accolades. Rather, free and joyful living stems from a God-centered celebration of our union with Christ and the lives of those around us. Jon Tyson's exploration of the reverse economy of the kingdom frees his readers from merit-based living...not just in terms of salvation, but daily, earthly value. Life is not meant to be a series of competitions or a survival of the fittest rat race. Yet so many of the messages around us, so many of the voices bombarding our hearts and minds tie up our value and package it with our accolades. This book gives another way forward. It shows readers how to value their individual lives based on what God says about them, rather than how they measure themselves against the world. This is a must read for each and every person trying to find their voice and purpose in a loud and frenetic world.


In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601422083

Genre: Religion

Page: 208

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Book Summary: Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it” (2 Samuel 23:20 -21). Unleash the lion chaser within! What if the life you really want, and the future God wants for you, is hiding right now in your biggest problem, your worst failure…your greatest fear? Story Behind the Book “Our best days often start out as our worst days. And our greatest opportunities are often disguised as our biggest problems. You can land in a pit with a lion on a snowy day, and it will seem like the end of the road. But God is in the recycling business. He recycles past experiences and uses them to prepare us for future opportunities. That is the story of my life. And that is the story of your life. Look in the rearview mirror long enough and you’ll see that God has purposely positioned you everywhere you’ve been—even when it seemed you’d taken a wrong turn.” —Mark Batterson


Pastrix

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Pastrix

Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber

Publisher: Jericho Books

ISBN: 1455527068

Genre: Psychology

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Now a New York Times bestselling author, Nadia Bolz-Weber takes no prisoners as she reclaims the term "pastrix"(pronounced "pas-triks," a term used by some Christians who refuse to recognize female pastors) in her messy, beautiful, prayer-and-profanity laden narrative about an unconventional life of faith. ​ Heavily tattooed and loud-mouthed, Nadia, a former stand-up comic, sure as hell didn't consider herself to be religious leader material—until the day she ended up leading a friend's funeral in a smoky downtown comedy club. Surrounded by fellow alcoholics, depressives, and cynics, she realized: These were her people. Maybe she was meant to be their pastor. Using life stories—from living in a hopeful-but-haggard commune of slackers and her unusual but undeniable spiritual calling to her experiences pastoring people from all walks of life—and poignant honesty, Nadia portrays a woman who is both deeply faithful and deeply flawed, giving hope to the rest of us along the way. Wildly entertaining and deeply resonant, this is the book for people who hunger for a bit of hope that doesn't come from vapid consumerism; for women who talk too loud and guys who love chick flicks; and for the gay person who loves Jesus and won't be shunned by the church. In short, this book is for every misfit suspicious of institutionalized religion but who is still seeking transcendence and mystery.


My Own Miracle

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My Own Miracle

Author: Robert W. Littke Ph.D.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512750123

Genre: Religion

Page: 144

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Book Summary: Do instantaneous healings still take place? Nowhere in the Bible is there any indication that Gods miraculous healings have ended. But what if you have already asked God for a miracle and he has not responded? My Own Miracle documents how God heals all believers and that his answer is never no. This book illustrates how God always answers a believers request for a miracle but does so in a way that is unique to that individual. My Own Miracle scripturally documents what God has done in the past and what he continues to do today. It takes you on a journey of one mans search for a miracle and the lessons learned along the way. Just as each of us is a unique creation, so too are his wondrous ways of granting miracles and healings. The very same God that spoke the worlds into existence is ready and waiting to grant you your own miracle too!


Fiery Faith

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Fiery Faith

Author: A. W. Tozer

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1600663257

Genre: Religion

Page: 312

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Book Summary: "Faith is the continuous gaze of the heart of God" — A. W. Tozer Walking with God by faith permeated everything A. W. Tozer wrote. Each chapter of this unique compilation was strategically chosen to take you on an exciting journey that will revive and refresh your faith in God. Tozer was never one to mince words, and this is yet another book that shows the incredible power of a man speaking God's thoughts after Him. Fiery Faith includes questions for reflection that help make this book an excellent resource for study and small group use. "Whenever my heart needs to be rekindled, I seem to find myself continually turning to Tozer." — Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, founder of Walk Thru the Bible


The 40-Day Sugar Fast

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The 40-Day Sugar Fast

Author: Wendy Speake

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493419277

Genre: Religion

Page: 224

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Book Summary: What would you be willing to give up to experience the presence of God in your life again? Many of us sign up for a physical detox program, thinking that if our bodies are healthier, then we're healthier. But a healthy body doesn't do us a lot of good if we are spiritually malnourished. Welcome to the 40-Day Sugar Fast, a fast that begins with us giving Jesus our sugar and ends with Jesus giving us more of himself--the only thing that can ever truly satisfy our soul's deep hunger. On this 40-day journey you'll learn how to stop fixating on food and other things you use to fill the voids in life and instead fix your eyes on Christ. Anyone who runs to sugar for comfort or a reward, who eats mindlessly or out of boredom, who feels physically and spiritually lethargic, or who struggles with self-control will discover here not only freedom from their cravings but an entirely new appetite for the good things God has for us.


Next Level Thinking

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Next Level Thinking

Author: Joel Osteen

Publisher: FaithWords

ISBN: 1546025952

Genre: Religion

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Set aside the shortcomings of your past and step into a new level of victory and favor with this book by Joel Osteen, #1 bestselling author and pastor of Lakewood Church. Many of us have let our minds become conditioned to thinking we've reached our limits, we've made too many mistakes, we'll never do anything great. What's happened? Instead of moving forward, we've adapted to our environment. Instead of pushing beyond our bounds, we've allowed a bad break, how we were raised, living with insecurity, or what someone did or didn't do to hold us back. The good news is that people don't determine our destiny-God does. And He has already taken into account every detail of our lives and factored them all into His plan. In his new book, Next Level Thinking, Joel Osteen writes that we weren't created to go through life weighed down by the past. God has destined us to rise higher-to the next level. When we leave behind the negative mind-sets, the scarcity mentality, and the limits others have put on us, we'll experience the life of victory, favor, and abundance that was meant for us all along.


Jewels from EM Bounds

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Jewels from EM Bounds

Author: E. M. Bounds

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 145879637X

Genre: Religion

Page: 369

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Book Summary: Based on the uncompromising, simple foundations of Scripture, E. M. Bounds left a legacy of written jewels on The Mission of the Church, Our Spiritual Walk and Leadership, God's Way. He used terms such as: repentant, redeemed, righteous, self–denying, disciplined, consecrated, prayerful, evangelistic holy, joyful, lovers of God, Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit, ageless descriptions of the man, woman, and child of God. These faith–building, Spirit–inspired, never before published writings are now gathered together in one powerful volume in the Pure Gold Classics series


The Divine Chase

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The Divine Chase

Author: Ben Bounds

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973610515

Genre: Religion

Page: 216

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Book Summary: God is passionately pursuing you. There is a notion in our world that we must find God, that it is on our shoulders to search for a hidden God. If God had not or does not reveal himself, we would not even know that there is a God. He is self-revealing and on a mission to provoke a response in us. He pursues us in three fundamental ways. First, the act of creation itself is an incredible act of pursuit by God. He is the Creator-Artist, with his masterpiece in mind, and we are part of the tapestry of creation. Second, the act of inspiring a book, the Bible, to codify his message demonstrates God as divine author pursuing us through his written Word. Finally, the act of the incarnation is the crowning act of pursuit. Christ, the incarnate Son of God, is on a mission to rescue the love of his heart. It is the perfect fixing the broken, the highest becoming the lowest, the resurrected lifting the dying from the very grave. Gods pursuit of us takes place on his dance floor, his universe, his masterpiece. His pursuit unfolds throughout history on our battlefields, in our crucibles, and through our worst trials. He brings the scars of his cruciblethe crossinto our crucibles and rescues us. In responding to our pursuing God we find our greatest healing.


The Finale

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The Finale

Author: Rod Parsley

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1629991740

Genre: Religion

Page: 192

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Book Summary: Unlock the mystery of the return and reign of Jesus Christ and understand what He promised about the events surrounding the rapture. The Finale is a road map for living victoriously and fruitfully in the volatile days leading up to our glorious departure from earth. It is a guide for experiencing peace in the midst of our raging cultural storms. For the blood-bought, set-apart church of Jesus Christ, this can and should be our finest hour. In his well-known powerful and engaging teaching style Rod Parsley explains how to: Understand what Jesus really promised about His return Untangle the end-times timeline once and for all Accurately discern the signs of the times Decode the mystery of the antichrist Make sure your families and loved ones are rapture-ready


The Future of Catholicism

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The Future of Catholicism

Author: Michael Coren

Publisher: Signal

ISBN: 0771023537

Genre: Religion

Page: 256

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Book Summary: From the author of the bestselling Why Catholics Are Right, a perfectly timed book on the new Vatican -- where it is, where it needs to go, and why it is more relevant than ever. When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, became Pope Francis in March 2013, there were almost 6,000 journalists in Rome to cover the Papal election. Some of them reported on the conclave with expertise and empathy, but others -- either out of ignorance or an agenda -- insisted on asking the same questions again and again: Is the Church going to change? Will the new Pope be flexible? Is Catholicism going to adapt to the times and alter its teaching on same-sex marriage, abortion, contraception, female ordination, celibate clergy, and divorce? Interestingly, these questions center on moral and sexual issues rather than directly theological topics, but they are all based on the premise that the Church is wrong, outdated, in need of fundamental transformation. Does the Church need to change, and if so, where? Where it cannot change, why is this so? In his signature frank style, Coren will explain and outline why the Church believes as it does on many of the most pressing moral issues, giving reasons for teaching and belief, and applying these to contemporary challenges. And for those areas where the Church must change and establish reform -- the transparency of leadership and finance; the competence of the curia and Vatican civil service; the approach the Church takes towards media, the way it deals with the detritus of the abuse crisis; and its approach to the developing world band towards others religions, particularly Islam -- Coren will offer insight into the faith's next steps. The Church is at a crossroads, but perhaps more significantly and accurately, the Western world is at a crossroads, and how the Church reacts to and deals with this phenomenon will decide and define so very much of the future -- of our future.


Single, Dating, Engaged, Married

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Single, Dating, Engaged, Married

Author: Ben Stuart

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718098439

Genre: Religion

Page: 256

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Book Summary: Navigating the Four Critical Seasons of Relationship The vast majority of young people will still pass through the key phases of singleness, dating, engagement and marriage in their twenties. Yet they are delaying marriage longer than any generation in human history. Why? For the first time in history, the average age for an American woman having her first child, 26, is younger than the average age of her first marriage, 27. More children than ever are growing up in fatherless homes, despite the overwhelming evidence that in every measurable way this is bad for the child. The Center for Disease Control also recently reported a dramatic rise in sexually transmitted disease nationwide. In Rhode Island alone, since the onset of online dating, reported cases of Syphilis has risen 79%, and HIV has increased by 33%. Though many young people can avoid early pregnancy and STDs, most cannot dodge the depression and feelings of isolation that characterize this modern generation. Studies show a dramatic rise in self-reported loneliness among the young. All of our technological connectivity has not made us feel more connected. In many ways, the very screens that are meant to link us to others have become shields blocking us from the deep intimacy we crave. Many have discovered that where there is a lack of intimacy,addiction often rises to take its place. How can a young person navigate such troubled waters? Is there hope out there? Like a sailor on turbulent seas, we need to look up and see the North Star: the fixed points in the sky whereby we might navigate the objective realities in life. We need the skill-set to know how to journey through life and how to select the right people to journey alongside. In this book we will chart a course through the four relational phases that the vast majority of human beings on the planet will pass through in their twenties: singleness, dating, engaged and married. In each of these phases, we will look at what eternal purposes should be pursued in each stage, and how to pursue them. SINGLENESS: DEVOTION DATING: EVALUATION ENGAGED: UNIFICATION MARRIED: MISSION Our desires for intimacy are powerful. This power can be constructive or destructive. Our satisfaction and our safety will be ensured if we can aim these powerful desires toward divine purposes.


Soul Keeping

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Soul Keeping

Author: John Ortberg

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031041346X

Genre: Religion

Page: 208

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Book Summary: The soul is NOT "a theological and abstract subject." The soul is the coolest, eeriest, most mysterious, evocative, crucial, sacred, eternal, life-directing, fragile, indestructible, controversial, expensive dimension of your existence. Jesus said it’s worth more than the world. You'd be an idiot not to prize it above all else. Shouldn't you get pretty clear on exactly what it is? Shouldn't you know what it runs on? Wouldn't it be worth knowing how to care for it? Two things are for sure. One is: you have a soul. The other is: if you don't look after this one you won’t be issued a replacement. Bestselling author John Ortberg writes another classic that will help readers discover their soul and take their relationship with God to the next level.


100 Days to Brave

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100 Days to Brave

Author: Annie F. Downs

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310089638

Genre: Religion

Page: 224

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Book Summary: You were always meant to be brave. Whether you're making a major decision, dealing with a difficult transition, or facing a fear, 100 Days to Brave will give you courage and confidence to move forward. Annie F. Downs felt her challenges were too difficult, too scary, too much. Then she decided to stop allowing fear to hold her back. It wasn't easy or simple. But it was good. With honesty and relatable humor, this compilation of best-of writings and new pieces from Annie will give you the inspiration to embrace the path and the plan God has for you and experience personal growth. Dare to spend the next 100 days discovering that you are braver than you know and stronger than you thought possible.