The moment you accept Jesus as the Lord over your life, you are redeemed. As the redeemed, we experience a lifelong journey of being transformed into HIs image. As redeemed women, we grow in the grace of Christ, and He calls us to extend grace to others. In this 7-session Bible study, Angela Thomas-Pharr explores the practical side of redemption, inviting us to lean upon Jesus for our real help and hope. Features: Leader helps to guide questions and discussions within small groups 6 personal study segments with homework to complete between 7 weeks of group sessions "40 Days of Prayer" section to help women practically apply the concept of ongoing redemption to their lives Benefits: Desire to fully live the life of the redeemed Welcome change as God slowly transforms you into His image Increase your passion for God's Word Apply redemption to your life in practical ways Learn alongside other women and support each other through prayer and small group community Learn to lean upon Jesus for your real help and hope
“The world has a way of defining you if you don’t know who you are before you get out there.” —Candace Cameron Bure As a woman in today’s world, you know what it’s like to feel pressure on all sides from clashing cultural expectations. How can you stay true to who God has uniquely created you to be in the face of the script you’ve been given? What’s more, how can you stand your ground with grace? The classy confidence you know and love—whether it’s on set at Full House or Fuller House, Dancing with the Stars, The View, or Candace’s Hallmark films—is no act. But it hasn’t come easy. In fact, learning to stay true to herself with grace has been one of the biggest fights of Candace’s life. The secret, she has learned, is kindness: it’s classy, unexpected, even counter-cultural, and ultimately wins the day. In Kind Is the New Classy, Candace reveals the thought patterns and practices that have empowered her to stay centered in who she is while practicing radical graciousness toward others. Whether you’re navigating major life choices, questions of calling and career, relationships, or personal goals, this book will show you how to: Keep your cool under pressure Respond to criticism with grace Stay grounded yet go places in life Stay true to who you are despite the expectations of others Stay centered in what ultimately matters the most Kind Is the New Classy is your permission to go off-script, to say goodbye to society’s “should’s”, and to step into a new way to flourish as a woman today. .
Author: Bob Stewart
Publisher: Amber House Books
Release Date: 2018-01-03
Does God’s command to love your enemy include forgiving the drunk driver who killed your only child? It’s Christmas Eve, but Frank and Elizabeth Morris have no reason to celebrate. Joy, peace on earth, and good will toward men have been replaced by heartbreak, hatred, and bitterness. Their beloved only child, eighteen-year-old Ted, has just died from injuries sustained in a horrific automobile accident. Days later, they would learn that their son had been killed at the hands of a drunk driver. The Morrises’ strong Christian faith is shaken to its foundations as grief chokes every bit of hope from their lives. They demand the death penalty for their son’s killer, a young alcoholic named Tommy Pigage. When the charges are reduced from murder to manslaughter, they are outraged by the injustice of it all—and anguished by God’s seeming indifference to their suffering. Tormented by their inability to “love their enemy”, they continue to stumble through dark days and darker nights. It isn’t until Elizabeth opens up her car door—and her heart—to the troubled young man who killed her son that the light of God’s transforming love begins to seep through the cracks of their broken lives. Includes Study Guide with Questions for Classes written by New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros “One of the most moving true life stories I’ve ever read. A genuine life-changer. Should be required reading for every teen before they get their driver’s license so they can witness firsthand the true cost of drunk driving.”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author
Author: Michael Lapsley
Publisher: Orbis Books
Release Date: 2012
In 1990, Fr. Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest active in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, opened a letter bomb that nearly killed him. This memoir tells the story of this horrendous event, beginning with the journey that led him there.