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Draw Close To The Fire: Finding God in the Darkness
Terry Wardle

Leafwood Publishers, 2004

This book lays out the source of healing and charts the path toward healthy relationships and spiritual maturity. How do you respond when you find yourself facing a dark and difficult valley? Most of us want to hurry through the tough times. But when we draw close to the fire of God's presence, we discover priceless treasures found only in the darkness of difficulty and discomfort. For those experiencing the darkness of deep emotional wounds, ...


Living Jesus: Doing What Jesus Says in the Sermon on the Mount
Randy Harris, Greg Taylor

Leafwood Publishers, 2012

The Sermon on the Mount is more than great ideas by a great teacher. It is a way of life. Randy Harris invites you not just to understand these great teachings but to live them in ways you never before imagined. This new book is a training tool for people who want to live the way of Jesus. Centered on the entire contents of the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 5-7, it unpacks the sermon in hard-hitting, easy-to-understand, and practical ...


I Knew Jesus before He Was a Christian... And I Liked Him Better Then
Shelly Rubel

Leafwood Publishers, 2011

Asking why Christianity is unattractive to so many people, this book contrasts a revolutionary Jesus who changed the world with a marginalized church that is being ignored by our culture. And it explores how churches can do a better job of representing Jesus to the world. Has ''the church'' become a barrier to faith? Is what our culture knows as ''the church'' a near approximation of Christ's presence in the world? Or does ''the church'' give a ...


Stressed-Less Living: Finding God's Peace in Your Chaotic World
Tracie Miles

Leafwood Publishers, 2012

Women have a desperate longing for a stress cure--a revitalized perspective and re-energized faith. STRESSED-LESS LIVING offers life-changing, heart-renewing, long-lasting remedies that will bring peace, even when things feel out of control. Life is tense and offers no easy answers or quick fixes. The good news is that in a world of unrest and stress readers can find the peace for which they hunger. Tracie Miles, in this breakthrough book, ...


Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord's Supper
John Mark Hicks

Leafwood Publishers, 2008

The premise of this book is that Christian practice of the Lord's Supper as a silent, solemn, individualistic eating of bread and drinking of wine is radically dissimilar from the joyous communal meal in earliest Christianity. The contemporary practice of the supper needs to be revisioned ; according to biblical values. Combining careful Bible study with gentle, practical suggestions, this book provides a valuable resource for enriching and ...


Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship
Jon Walker

Leafwood Publishers, 2010

In 1937, on the threshold of Nazi Germany s war on the world, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote what turned out to be one of the most influential books of the century, The Cost of Discipleship. In it, he challenged the flabby faith and compromises of German Christians, famously writing, When Christ calls a man he bids him come and die. Now, seventy-three years after the book was first published, Jon Walker writes Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of ...


When a Woman Finds Her Voice: Overcoming Life's Hurts & Using Your Story to Make a Difference
Jo Ann Fore

Leafwood Publishers, 2013

What happens when brokenness stains our spirits, when the hurts of life linger? Secret or unresolved hurts leak into our everyday lives, filtering into everything we think we know about who we are. We tend to question our value and meaning. We feel unimportant, incapable, ''less-than'' or ''not good enough.'' So we put on our false faces, the ''life-is-just-fine'' masks, while we bury ourselves in family, career, and service to others. And we ...


Wounded: How to Find Wholeness and Inner Healing in Christ
Terry Wardle

Leafwood Publishers, 2006

How accessible is God's healing touch for people who are hurting from emotional, relational and spiritual abuse? The author's account of his transformation from despair to hope through the tender care of Jesus Christ is an invitation to all who are in need of inner healing.


The Transforming Path: A Christ-Centered Approach to Spiritual Formation
Terry Wardle

Leafwood Publishers, 2003

In this simply-written but richly textured book, Terry Wardle lays out a series of pathways that Christians will inevitably face as they moved through life with Christ. Jesus walked these paths himself and now invites all believers to walk them after him. As we do, we are transformed more and more into his image.


Hell: A Final Word
Edward W. Fudge

Leafwood Publishers, 2012

Today, hell is a front-burner topic, thanks to media attention stirred by megapastors Rob Bell, Francis Chan, and others. But, between the extremes of universal salvation and everlasting torment, there shines a third view, known as annihilationism or conditional immortality, claiming the most biblical support of all. Now the man whose 500-page book, The Fire That Consumes , helped ignite the scholarly debate thirty years ago brings this ...


Believing Out Loud: Trading Fear and Defeat for an Adventure with God
Kimberly Wright

Leafwood Publishers, 2014

Fear and low self-worth can prevent people from answering God's call on their lives. But courage and dignity are found at the cross. When people accept God's invitation for an adventure, they will have great stories to tell. And who doesn't love a great story? Many people believe fear is something with which they just have to live. However, God's Word contradicts that belief. 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us, ''For God did not give us a spirit of ...


Faith, Hope, Love, & Deployment: 40 Devotions for Military Couples
Heather Gray

Leafwood Publishers, 2014

Just as Heather Gray and her deployed husband realized, many military couples need more than their own imaginations to keep their marriages flourishing during deployments. This is their answer to that dilemma. During her husband David's last deployment to Afghanistan, Heather and he realized the need for a devotional that would not only draw them closer to the Lord, but also to each other while separated. They envisioned a combination of ...


Loves God Likes Girls: A Memoir
Sally Gary

Leafwood Publishers/Acu Press, 2013

For many Christians who experience same-sex attraction, reconciling faith and homosexuality is a lonely and painful journey. LOVES GOD LIKES GIRLS--A MEMOIR is one woman's recollection of her journey, allowing faith to plunge her into deeper discovery of the truth about her sexuality. No other issue has been more divisive in families and in faith communities than homosexuality. Rather than providing ''cookie-cutter'' answers as to why someone ...


Healing Care, Healing Prayer: Helping the Broken Find Wholeness in Christ
Terry Wardle

Leafwood Publishers, 2001

This book is a guide for those caregivers who want to include inner healing prayer as part of their ministry. Whether professionals or concerned laypeople, Christians can be used consistently by the Lord to facilitate deep change and healing in wounded people.


I Used to Be So Organized: Help for Reclaiming Order and Peace
Glynnis Whitwer

Leafwood Publishers, 2011

Combining spiritual encouragement and practical application I Used to Be So Organized presents a balanced approach to finding order and peace for today s overwhelmed woman. I Used to Be So Organized addresses the frustrations many women feel when they can't get a handle on their lives. They know, deep in their hearts, they should be able to manage things. After all, they used to be organized . . . ten or twenty years ago. But now, life ...


Outrageous Love, Transforming Power: How the Holy Spirit Shapes You into the Likeness of Christ
Terry Wardle

Leafwood Publishers, 2004

Terry Wardle presents compelling evidence that countless churches are made up of people who seem perpetually caught in spiritual infancy. What does it really mean to be Christlike? Christians today are struggling with immaturity because they do not know the answer to that question. This book surveys the life of Jesus to identify eight characteristics of Christ that are to be nurtured by the Holy Spirit in the believer's life. Being transformed ...


Costly Grace Devotional: A Contemporary View of Bonhoeffer's the Cost of Discipleship
Jon Walker

ACU Press/Leafwood Publishers, 2010

In this 90-day devotional, Walker helps readers keep pace with "Costly Grace," the book that is challenging this generation to renew their commitments to Jesus and his call.


Divorce & Remarriage: A Redemptive Theology
Rubel Shelly

Leafwood Publishers, 2011

In this book, a serious scholar with extensive experience in ministry looks at the question of divorce and remarriage. He offers a redemptive theology that affirms the importance of marriage, the urgency of helping people survive their marital crises, and the redemptive mercies and grace of God for those who have divorced and remarried.


Dear God, Why Can't I Have a Baby?: A Companion Guide for Couples on the Infertility Journey
Janet Thompson

Leafwood Publishers, 2011

Dear God, Why Can't I Have a Baby? provides women and ''couples-in-waiting'' with tools, direction, guidance, hope, and encouragement not to lose faith in God, or in each other, as they strive to share their love with a child. Rachel's cry of barrenness in Genesis 31:1, ''Give me children, or I'll die!'' is a wail that still echoes around the world, as one in six couples experience infertility. Infertility statistics are staggering: nearly 6.1 ...


Living God's Love: An Invitation to Christian Spirituality

Leafwood Publishers, 2012

Do you want a deeper relationship with God? A closer walk with Jesus? A sense of the Holy Spirit's constant presence? This book is for you. It serves as a simple and easy-to-follow signpost marking the path of daily relationship with God. God invites you into relationship with him, just as you are. Even if you're not sure about God, even if you have no religious background, even if you've been a churchgoer all your life, God invites you to share ...



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