We all think of caveats for God's love, struggle to pray, or fail to experience God's acceptance. Doubting god's love deprives us of what God freely gives: adoption into God's family. It’s something i’m ashamed of and something that I needed to understand.
Flee, Be Silent, Pray: Ancient Prayers for Anxious ChristiansHerald Press #ad - With helpful guidance into solitude, contemplative prayer, and practices such as lectio divina and the Examen, Cyzewski guides readers toward the Christ whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light. Ready to shed the fear of the false self and the exhaustion of a duty-driven faith? Flee. Be silent. What if prayer could be simple rather than strenuous? Anxious, serve enough, results-driven Christians can never pray enough, or study enough.
. But what if god is calling us not to frenzied activity but to a simple spiritual encounter? What if we must merely receive what God has already given us? In Flee, Pray, Be Silent, writer and contemplative retreat leader Ed Cyzewski guides readers out of the anxiety factory of contemporary Christianity and toward a God whose love astounds those quiet long enough to receive it.
Become a Better Faith Blogger#ad - From tips on self-deprecating humor, to writing long form posts, bloggers will find inspiration, ideas, and timely advice that will spark life into their blogs as they learn from some of today’s most popular Christian bloggers. Cyzewski has been blogging since 2005 and has been frequently listed among the top Christian bloggers.
He is also the author of the kindle bestsellers Write without Crushing Your Soul, Creating Space, Write, Pray, Grow, and A Christian Survival Guide. Ed cyzewski shares 10 tips on how writers of faith can improve their blogging based on what he’s learned from his favorite bloggers.
Creating Space: The Case for Everyday Creativity#ad - Whether you doodle, or scribble poems, creating Space will encourage you to make space in your life in order to fulfill your creative calling, sing in the shower, knit scarves, using your gifts to their fullest extent. Creating space advocates for the creative gifts in every person, arguing that. Creativity is not a mistake.
Creativity can be developed. Creativity is a vitally important gift for others. This brief manifesto on creativity is for everyone. Creativity is a gift everyone has been given to share, discouragement, but doubt, and distractions hinder the ability of many to pursue their creative passions.
Pray, Write, Grow: Cultivating Prayer and Writing Together#ad - If you’re experienced in one, you may find opportunities for personal or spiritual growth by trying out the other. The two require many of the same practices, disciplines, and virtues. If you want to improve your prayer life, try writing. This book offers life-giving practices that will help you grow in both prayer and writing and show how the two can work together to improve your craft as a writer and your spiritual practices as a person of faith.
If you want to improve your writing life, try praying. If you’re already inclined to both write and pray, you may as well figure out how they can help each other.
Coffeehouse Theology: Reflecting on God in Everyday Life#ad - Coffeehouse theology explores where our beliefs come from as we read scripture at a particular time and place in history. Beginning with the relationship of cultural context and theology, Coffeehouse Theology roots theology in the church’s mission to be the presence of God’s Kingdom. Far from dividing the church, his revelation in scripture, contextually aware theology unites the church in a dynamic dialogue about the presence of God, and the interpretations of the historic and global churches.
This book discusses the sources of theology and shows how a dialogue with our communities, traditions, and global church can help us shape our beliefs in today’s culture without letting culture take control. It will help the reader understand, shape, and live out practical Christian theology in today’s context.
The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life DecisionsRevell #ad - Freeman offers a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing. If you have trouble making decisions, because of either chronic hesitation you've always lived with or a more recent onset of decision fatigue, Emily P. With this simple, soulful practice, it is possible to clear the decision-making chaos, quiet the fear of choosing wrong, and find the courage to finally decide without regret or second-guessing.
Whether you're in the midst of a major life transition or are weary of the low-grade anxiety that daily life can bring, Emily helps create space for your soul to breathe so you can live life with God at a gentle pace and discern your next right thing in love. Nothing gets our attention like an unmade decision: should i accept the new position? Which schooling choice is best for my kids? How can I support my aging parents? When we have a decision to make and the answer isn't clear, clarity, what we want more than anything is peace, and a nudge in the right direction.
A Christian Survival GuideKregel Publication #ad - By focusing on spiritual practices, discussing solutions to faith struggles, this survival guide moves readers into a thriving relationship with God, and offering perspectives from multiple Christian traditions, even if that means not necessarily finding all the answers. What enables some to survive as christians when so many others falter? Without resorting to empty answers, clichés, relativism, or smug certainty, A Christian Survival Guide provides an accessible and safe place to deal with issues that can give Christians sleepless nights.
A christian survival guide doesn’t run away from the big, tough questions of life like: •Does the Bible have to be “true”?•Where is God in an evil world?•Did God sanction genocide?•Is hell eternal conscious torment?•Does money keep us from following Jesus? .
You Are the Beloved: Daily Meditations for Spiritual LivingConvergent Books #ad - . In an interview, he said that he believed the central moment in Jesus's public ministry to be his baptism in the Jordan, when Jesus heard the affirmation, "You are my beloved son on whom my favor rests. That is the core experience of Jesus, " Nouwen writes. It will appeal to readers already familiar with Nouwen's work as well as new readers looking for a devotional to guide them into a deeper awareness of their identity in Jesus.
Seven million copies of his books in print! this daily devotional from the bestselling author of such spiritual classics as The Return of the Prodigal Son and The Wounded Healer offers deep spiritual insight into human experience, intimacy, brokeness, and mercy. Nouwen devoted much of his later ministry to emphasizing the singular concept of our identity as the Beloved of God.
You Are the Beloved: Daily Meditations for Spiritual Living #ad - . He is reminded in a deep, deep way of who he is. I think his whole life is continually claiming that identity in the midst of everything. You are beloved is a daily devotional intended to empower readers to claim this truth in their own lives. Featuring the best of nouwen's writing from previously published works, this devotional will propel the canon forward as it draws on this rich literature in new and compelling ways.
When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic PeopleZondervan #ad - Your life's calling is too important to let toxic people take it away. In when to walk away, gary thomas--bestselling author of Sacred Marriage--draws from biblical and modern stories to equip you with practical insights to handle toxic people in your life and live true to your God-given purpose. As christians, we often feel the guilt and responsibility of meeting the needs of unhealthy people in our lives.
Whether a sibling, parent, or friend, coworker, spouse, toxic people frequently seek to frustrate our life's calling. It's time to know When to Walk Away. Each chapter includes insightful takeaways that you can apply right away. While you're seeking first God's kingdom, they're seeking first to distract your focus and delay your work.
When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People #ad - Instead of attempting the impossible task of mollifying toxic people, it's time we dedicate our energy to the only worthwhile effort: completing the work God has given us by investing in reliable people. Drawing from years serving as a pastor, Thomas shares modern stories and practical examples for dealing with the toxic people in our lives.
It's time to strengthen our defense, learn to set healthy boundaries, and focus on our God-given purpose. It's only when we learn to say no to bad patterns that we can say yes to the good work God has planned for us. Bestselling author of sacred marriage, Paul, Gary Thomas looks at biblical examples from the lives of Jesus, and Nehemiah.
You'll discover how to:learn the difference between difficult people and toxic peopleFind refuge in God when you feel under attackDiscern when to walk away from a toxic situationKeep a tender heart even in unhealthy relationshipsGrow your inner strength and invest in reliable people We can't let others steal our joy or our mission.
The Furious Longing of GodDavid C Cook #ad - Imagine a stormy day at sea, your ship yielding to a relentless wind, pummeled by crashing waves, subject to the awesome force of nature. It is a message that will forever change how you view God. A force that is both fierce and majestic. For those who are burdened by heavy religion. It's a love that knows no limits, and no boundaries.
It is a provocative and poignant look at the radical, no-holds-barred love of our Heavenly Father. A power that is nothing short of furious. Such is god's intense, consuming love for His children. For those who feel they can never measure up. A love that will go to any lengths, and take any risks, to pursue us.
The Furious Longing of God #ad - Renowned author and ragamuffin Brennan Manning presents a love story for the brokenhearted.