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Encouragement and Lay Counseling

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  • Helping A Hurting Friend

    $5.50

    If you have been in a dark or desperate place, you already know that the best kind of friend sits with your pain and listens. What does it take to be a compassionate, helping friend when those you love are struggling? A godly friend with a heart to help, a listening ear, and a love for God’s Word can be a profound help to a friend in need.

    Counselor Garret Higbee helps concerned friends embrace the idea of counseling in community and unpacks how members of the body of Christ can more effectively come alongside one another and carry each other’s burdens. He encourages us to develop the skills of patient listening and drawing out the heart before offering any words of guidance.

    Love is not only for times when it is easy but is especially needed when times are hard. When we might want to judge harshly or run away from a person’s pain or sin, a Christian friend will instead move toward the person, encouraging them sincerely, challenging them compassionately when needed, and restoring them gently to Christ.

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  • Helping Children With Body Image

    $5.50

    The world is streaming messages to children about what makes them valuable. Children learn early from TV, media, friends, and classmates that if they don’t have the right size, weight, strength, and appearance, something is wrong with them.

    Children struggling with shame or discomfort about their bodies feel tremendous pain. They don’t feel normal or accepted, and their world is often cruel and judgmental. Counselor Jocelyn Wallace helps parents and caregivers give comfort to children who are hurting and confused about the false messages they have believed about their bodies. By unpacking the truths of Scripture, parents can help children see and understand the character of their loving Creator God, who designed them with care and accepts them unconditionally. As they turn to Christ in their struggle, they can be comforted by his care and love and even learn to reach out in love to others who are struggling.

    The struggle to live in a world that places such heavy emphasis on outward beauty and strength will not disappear, but its damaging messages can be better discerned and rejected in the context of a relationship with God that is genuine and never faltering.

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  • How To Love Difficult Parents

    $5.50

    We are used to having our parents help us, but how do we handle it when the tables are turned and our parents are the ones who need help? Declining health, financial needs, divorce, relational issues-what’s an adult child’s role when their parents are struggling? Or when there is conflict with them because of differing lifestyles and parenting philosophies?

    Counselor Jim Newheiser understands the many types of challenges adults may face in their relationship with their parents, whether it be their parents’ financial strain, a struggle to properly care for their home or their health, conflict related to care for the grandchildren, or destructive relational choices. He helps readers understand their responsibility to honor their parents, and to be prepared to help with their needs, but also to recognize their first responsibility to their relationship with the Lord and their own marriage and children. He also gives guidance on what offenses to graciously overlook and what offenses to handle with gentleness and love. Ultimately, there may be some bad situations that are out of your control, but you can always be a loving representative of the Lord in how you respond.

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  • Encouragement : Adrenaline For The Soul

    $18.00

    11 Chapters

    Additional Info
    In a crisis, the body’s burst of adrenaline can boost the average person’s physical abilities, so that a man is able to life a car off a trapped bicyclist and a mother can fight off a polar bear threatening her son. Author Mark Chanski makes the case that encouragement is able to do emotionally and psychologically for the soul what adrenaline does for the body. While Christians are sometimes reluctant to offer encouragement, we must do so in order to love our neighbors as ourselves. Building on the foundation of the gospel as the ultimate encouragement from God, the author – using quotations, historical references, illustrations, and examples – sets forth the Christian’s obligation to offer encouragement and then shows us how we can be encouraging in our families, our churches, and the world in general.

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  • Understanding And Loving A Person With Alcohol Or Drug Addiction

    $15.99

    This compassionate and helpful book educates both the mind and heart in the power of addiction and the way to help others find healing.

    When a family member or friend is addicted to drugs or alcohol the situation can feel hopeless and confusing. In this book, David Stoop and Stephen Arterburn help readers develop a plan of action by offering:
    *Insight into brain chemistry and addiction
    *Real-life ideas for encouraging healthy choices
    *Guidance in how to help without enabling
    *The connection between depression, ADD, and trauma

    Stoop and Arterburn have helped thousands of people around the country understand chemical addiction and how to love someone well in the midst of this gripping disease.

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  • Psalm 91 : Gods Umbrella Of Protection

    $9.00

    Psalm 91 is one of the most comforting and encouraging of the Psalms. It offers protection from our greatest fears.

    Do the latest statistics on heart disease, cancer, or other life-threatening illnesses send a chill down your spine? Do thoughts of terrorist attacks and chemical warfare cause your heart to skip a beat? What about natural disasters that are striking in unexpected places? Do you sometimes wonder if there is any safe place in the world to hide?

    The answer to all your fears is found in Psalm 91. Peggy Joyce Ruth explains, in a comprehensive fashion, how the verses in Psalm 91 constitute God’s Covenant of Protection. This covenant can be applied to you, your family, and your loved ones. This book could be one of the most important messages you will ever read!

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  • 7 Ways To Choose Healing

    $5.99

    The power to heal (emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically) is in God’s hands, but the ability to receive his healing touch is your choice. From 7 practical steps toward healing to hidden roadblocks that keep you in unnecessary pain, Arterburn will help you rediscover the transforming power of God’s Word in 7 Ways to Choose Healing, the 1st of 4 books in the New Life Series by best-selling author Stephen Arterburn.

    Features:
    *Step-by-step advice based on biblical principles
    *Relatable stories and time tested counseling advice
    *Powerful Scriptures to guide your walk towards freedom and joy in Christ

    ABOUT THE SERIES
    The New Life Series by Stephen Arterburn is a practical collection of counseling titles covering everything from spiritual to relational topics. From midlife crises to spiritual legalism, Arterburn guides readers through the doorway of biblical truth to find freedom and Christ-like transformation.

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  • Overcoming Conflict : How To Deal With Difficult People And Situations

    $14.99

    Discover the Right Way to Handle Conflict

    Conflict is an unavoidable part of life, but you can control how you respond to it. You have a choice. Difficult situations can make you want to be angry, retaliate, or get even or conflict can help you grow in empathy, honesty, and acceptance. It’s up to you.
    Overcoming Conflict gives you the confidence you need to solve disagreements. You’ll learn
    *what causes conflict
    *how to properly discuss differences and issues
    *the power of forgiveness
    *practical steps to reconciling relationships
    *the biblical perspective on conflict resolution

    By applying the principles in this book, you will develop new patterns of behavior that will significantly improve your personal and professional relationships and give you greater peace of mind when conflicts arise.

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  • Memory Loss : Quick Reference Guide What To Day And Do How To Help

    $3.99

    Its difficult for many people to know what to say or do when someone is suffering from a memory-related illness. This easy-to-read pamphlet equips readers to care for and comfort those who are experiencing memory loss. The Help a Friend pamphlet on Memory Loss includes a simple overview on how to care for those suffering from this type of illness and the struggles those going through this difficulty will likely face. A Quick Tips section covers things to avoid saying and suggested further resources, and this 20-panel resource equips readers with biblical wisdom and practical, time-tested advice from Joni Eareckson Tada. The Help a Friend pamphlet series focuses on the first response by a caring friend to bad news about a loved one. Friends gain the confidence to reach out rather than avoid, equipped with biblical wisdom and practical, time-tested advice from Joni Eareckson Tada.

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  • Autism : Quick Reference Guide What To Day And Do How To Help

    $3.99

    Autism Spectrum Disorder in children has increased to nearly 120% from 2000, making it the fastest-growing developmental disability known, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This enriching pamphlet will equip anyone with resources to provide help and support to parents of a newly diagnosed child. The 20-panel pamphlet contains a simple overview that explains Autism, gives stories and descriptions of struggles a caregiver might be likely to experience, and includes Quick Tips and Encouragement sections with comforting Bible verses and quotes. The Help a Friend pamphlet series focuses on the first response by a caring friend to bad news about a loved one. Friends gain the confidence to reach out rather than avoid, equipped with biblical wisdom and practical, time-tested advice from Joni Eareckson Tada.

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  • Disability : Quick Reference Guide What To Day And Do How To Help

    $3.99

    Disabilities can come in all shapes and sizes, but many people dont know what to say or do to support a friend that is newly affected by a disability. This 20-panel pamphlet equips readers to care for and encourage those adjusting to a new way of life. The pamphlet includes a simple overview on how to care for those with disabilities and struggles the newly disabled are likely to experience. A Quick Tips section covers things to avoid saying and suggested further resources, and this resource equips readers with biblical wisdom and practical, time-tested advice from Joni Eareckson Tada. The Help a Friend pamphlet series focuses on the first response by a caring friend to bad news about a loved one. Friends gain the confidence to reach out rather than avoid, equipped with biblical wisdom and practical, time-tested advice from Joni Eareckson Tada.

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  • Overcoming Crisis Expanded Edition

    $16.99

    You can thrive in crisis!

    For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
    and thick darkness the peoples;
    but the Lord will arise upon you,
    and his glory will be seen upon you. (Isaiah 60:2, ESV)

    The current season of global crisis has led to countless personal crises. Economies collapsing. Nations shaking. Natural disasters bringing desolation. Unemployment, foreclosures, threats, and fears loom-and Christians are not exempt.

    However, Scripture does not simply focus on darkness covering the Earth; it also reveals a people who carry God’s glory and solutions into the chaos. You were never meant to just make it through life, surviving. As a citizen of God’s Kingdom, you were destined to thrive in the midst of crisis.

    In this expanded edition of Overcoming Crisis, Myles Munroe teaches how to overcome any crisis by applying the sure wisdom and the time-tested principles of the Kingdom of God.

    Powerful topics include:
    *What it Takes to Overcome a Crisis
    *Seven Ways to Manage a Crisis
    *Thriving in Times of Crisis
    *Discovering Life Beyond Your Job
    *Maximizing the Benefits of Crisis
    *Ten Ways to Rise Above Crises

    Choose today to rise above the circumstances in your life and overcome every crisis!

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  • Spiritual Direction : A Guide To Giving And Receiving Direction

    $17.00

    1 The Ministry Of Spiritual Direction
    2 Theological Perspectives
    3 Focused Conversation
    4 Attending To What Is Happening In Our Prayers
    5 A Spiritual Direction Session
    6 Pastoral Ministry, Evangelism And Friendship
    7 The Qualities And Character Of A Director
    8 The Qualities And Character Of A Directee
    9 The Holy Spirit As Spiritual Director
    For Further Reading
    Notes

    Additional Info
    We Are Not Alone God is present with us. And God gives us companions on the journey. A spiritual director is one such companion, offering spiritual guidance to help make sense of the faith journeyinterpret the significant markers on the roadencourage us, particularly through the more difficult transitions and valleys of our pilgrimageand, most of all, to notice the ministry of the Spirit in our lives Gordon Smith writes: Even if we have been Christians and maturing in our faith for many years, we still need the encouragement and guidance that might come through spiritual direction. . . . Genuine humility is evident in our realization that we need a companion, a fellow pilgrim and Christian, who can help us discern and foster an attentiveness to God’s presence in our lives. This is the gift of spiritual direction. Whether you are a director, a directee or simply someone who wants to learn more about this ancient ministry, you will find this book to be a helpful guide.

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  • Forgive And Love Again

    $7.99

    This popular book, with over 130,000 copies in print, explores the importance of healing wounded relationships in a variety of settings: family, extended family, friendships, and workplace. Forgive and Love Again provides readers with
    hope that their wounded hearts can be healed and they can love again
    motivation to make the decision to forgive
    an explanation of the essentials of true forgiveness
    guidance through the process of forgiveness
    answers to questions about confrontation and reconciliation

    A warm and compassionate tone and life-changing insights combine to make this bestseller an invaluable guide for readers faced with the need to forgive and an excellent resource for pastors, counselors, and other emotional caregivers.

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  • Understanding The Dreams You Dream

    $16.99

    For those who have ever had a dream in which they think God was speaking to them, this practical guide, written from the Christian perspective, helps readers understand the symbolic language of dreams.

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  • What To Do When Your World Is Falling Apart

    $12.99

    No one goes through life unscathed. Jesus said, In this world you will have trouble. So what can you do? What to do when your world is falling apart provides Biblical answers and practical counsel for these uncertain times. Drawing on the wisdom of scripture and more than forty years of experience, Dr.Richard Exley will help you find real answers for the challenges you are facing in these uncertain times. Have you lost your job? Are you facing foreclosure or bankruptcy? Is your teenager on drugs or pregnant? Is your marriage coming apart? If so, What to do when your world is falling apart is for you.

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  • Living With Purpose In A Worn Out Body

    $11.99

    Buchanan fosters empathy for and expresses the deepest concerns of the frail elderly without tap-dancing around the tough issues. Forty-two short, comforting devotionals offer much-needed spiritual encouragement to the once-vibrant who now cope with daily limitations and failing health.

    The devotions are written in the first person, allowing readers to speak directly to God about the pills they take, the walkers they need to be mobile, the ambulances that take away their friends. Supporting scriptures from the New Testament and Psalms are included with each meditation. Buchanan writes to the experiences of lifelong Christians as well as elderly non-believers who are thinking anew about God.

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  • Counseling Through Your Bible Handbook

    $17.99

    For more than 20 years, June Hunt has given sound counsel and scriptural insights to thousands of hurting people through her popular live radio call-in program Hope in the Night. In this book, June brings together nearly 40 common, urgent problems people struggle with. Each short, to-the-point chapter offers heartfelt encouragement, straight talk, and “how to” steps to begin the journey to victory on serious issues such as…
    difficult relationships anger, depression, and guilt temptation and compulsive behaviors, loneliness, self-worth, and grief forgiveness and reconciliation.

    Christian readers and lay counselors who are looking for a handbook that covers a wide variety of issues will appreciate June’s compassionate and realistic solutions firmly based on God’s Word. This versatile resource repeatedly affirms that Jesus Christ truly is the answer to every human need.

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  • Emotionally Destructive Relationship

    $15.99

    Leslie Vernick, counselor and social worker, has witnessed the devastating effects of emotional abuse. Many, including many in the church, have not addressed this form of destruction in families and relationships because it is difficult to talk about. With godly guidance and practical experience, Vernick offers an empathetic approach to recognizing an emotionally destructive relationship and addresses the symptoms and the damage with biblical tools. Readers will understand how to: Reveal behaviors that are meant to control, punish, and hurt Confront and speak truth when the timing is right Determine when to keep trying, when to get out Get safe and stay safe Build an identity in Christ This practical and thorough resource will help countless individuals, families, and churches view abuse from God’s perspective and understand how vital it is for victims to embrace His freedom from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and generational effects of emotionally destructive relationships.

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  • In The Presence Of God

    $8.99

    Everything you could ever want or need can be found in the presence of the Lord!

    God has a benefit plan for His children that is greater than any plan offered by any organization in the world

    The God of the universe, Who spoke the worlds into existence, is giving you the opportunity to walk boldly into His throne room to fellowship with Him right now. Every good thing you could possibly desire is waiting for you in His presence. Do you need hearing? Do you need Him to provide for you? You will find these things in the presence of the Lord!

    This book will help you discover the keys to living in Gods presence and staying in His presence. Benefits in His Plan include:

    Healing
    Rest
    Abundance
    Glory and honor
    Mercy
    Strength
    Peace
    Joy

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  • Understanding Your Potential

    $15.99

    This is a motivating, provocative look at the awesome potential trapped within you, waiting to be realized. This book will cause you to be uncomfortable with your present state of accomplishment and dissatisfied with resting on your past success. Includes a study guide for personal or group use.

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  • Dont Die In The Winter

    $15.99

    Explains the spiritual seasons and cycles that people experience.
    A spiritual winter is simply a season that tests our growth.

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  • Peacemaker : A Biblical Guide To Resolving Personal Conflict

    $18.99

    1. Glorify God
    2. Get The Log Out Of Your Eye
    3. Gently Restore
    4. Go And Be Reconciled
    320 Pages

    Additional Info
    Peacemaker Ministries president Ken Sande gives practical Biblical guidance for conflict resolution that takes you beyond resolving conflicts to true, life-changing reconciliation with family, coworkers, and fellow believers.

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  • 10 Secrets Of A Successful Achiever

    $12.99

    In 10 Secrets of a Successful Achiever, Frank Damazio shows you how to go beyond your limita-tions. Don’t let your past, your circumstances, your problems, or the opinions and criticism of others defeat you. Allow God to give you the courage and the determination to overcome every obstacle and become all that He wants you to be.

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  • Gods Armor Bearer 1-2

    $15.99

    Leaders in the Bible often chose loyal “armor bearers” to assist and protect them. Christian leaders today also need dedicated assistants to turn visions into reality. In this challenging 2-books-in-1 resource, Nance uses biblical examples of servant-hearted helpers to help you discover and develop the essential qualities of an integral team player!

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  • Comfort For Troubled Christians

    $4.99

    The comforting scriptural encouragement in this book explains God’s part and purpose in testing and offers a pattern for success to all Christians who are “passing through the fire.”

    God’s children can be joyous and victorious even in the midst of the fire of trial and suffering. In sickness and poverty, persecution and trial, abuse and betrayal, heartache and disappointment, God’s child can have perfect peace that passes all human understanding.

    The comforting scriptural encouragement in this book explains God’s part and purpose in testing and offers a pattern for success to all Christians who are “passing through fire.”

    It is common for people to question God when difficult times come or when a particular trial enters their lives. Many people seek to understand God’s purpose for trials, but often their questions are answered with platitudes or silence. The key to comfort through trials is understanding who God is and who we are to Him.

    God’s children can be joyous and victorious even in the midst of the fire of trial and suffering. In sickness and poverty, persecution and trial, abuse and betrayal, heartache and disappointment, God’s children can have perfect peace that passes all human understanding. The scriptural encouragement in this book explains God’s part and purpose in testing and offers a pattern for success to all Christians who are “passing through fire.”

    This handy book is perfect to give to friends or family who are hurting and in need of comfort that only God’s truth can provide. In booklet form, this book has comforted millions of people and brought them through some of the darkest times in their lives.

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  • Root Of Rejection

    $15.99

    112 Pages

    Additional Info
    ESCAPE THE BONDAGE OF REJECTION AND EXPERIENCE THE FREEDOM OF GOD’S ACCEPTANCE. You can be free from the effects of rejection. You will learn: -How to identify the root of rejection. -The causes and results of rejection. -The effects of rejection on your perception of yourself and those around you. -How to tear down the walls rejection causes you to build. -How to avoid the unrealistic expectations of perfection. With the Scriptures as her guide, Joyce will teach you how to recognize rejection and learn how to let Jesus’ healing work begin in you! No one totally escapes rejection. But not everybody has to be damaged by it! In this exciting and powerful book, Joyce Meyer will show you that God has the power to free anyone from the damaging effects of rejection. Our Father has provided a means for us as His children to be delivered from the root of rejection.

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  • Enemy Within : Straight Talk About The Power And Defeat Of Sin

    $11.99

    Drawing from Indwelling Sin and The Mortification of Sin by Puritan John Owen, Lundgaard aims for the heart with a battle plan for radical spiritual transformation! His biblically sound principles on breaking the cycle of sin will help you live a victorious and fulfilling Christian life. Includes study questions.

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  • Awake My Heart

    $19.99

    One of the Christian world’s classic devotional books, Awake, My Heart continues to challenge and encourage readers with its biblical insight and personal warmth. With more than one million copies in print, Awake, My Heart is more than just another book of brief, daily devotions.

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  • Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

    $2.49

    The joy that God gives is not based on what is happening around you – it is much more consistent, much more powerful than your day to day circumstances. In His Word, God has instructed you not to worry about anything – He told you He’s taking care of you and He’s asking you to trust Him. But your response may be, “That’s easier said than done.” This should not be so!

    In the pocket size book “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled,” Norvel Hayes will teach you how to live in accordance with the Word of God. Learn how to obey God by taking Him at His word. Learn how to resist the devil and how stay free from all worry, fear, condemnation, weakness, and mental confusion. By practicing the principles contained in this little book you can live the life God intends for you – a life of freedom, joy and perfect peace.

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