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  • Have You Felt Like Giving Up Lately


    We all experience times of sadness, trial, and pain. But what happens when grief and depression seem so overwhelming that we feel like simply giving up? This encouraging book from bestselling author and longtime pastor David Wilkerson shows you how to trust God to bring you through hard times, wait on God’s answers to prayer, lay down your guilt, and much more.

    Only God can heal your wounds. With powerful true stories and wisdom drawn from a lifetime of ministering to hurting people, Wilkerson gently guides you in giving your troubles over to God, believing that he will work miracles in your life.

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  • Jesus And OCD (Workbook)


    Has OCD paralyzed you, leading you in circles with no way out? By learning from Joshua and Caleb, the two Israelites who stood out from the crowd by having the faith to enter the Promised Land, you will discover how to walk by faith and inherit your promised land-one in which OCD does not rule your life.

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  • We Pray With Her


    Leading while female-whether in business, politics, the home, local communities, or the church-can be incredibly life-giving and spiritually fulfilling, yet lonely and difficult. We Pray with Her means supporting all the hers, both established and just starting up the ladder, who are leading the charge in today’s culture. It is a commitment to let them know that they are not alone, and that we are praying with along with them. In a world of glass ceilings, harassment, and boy’s clubs, women often encounter obstacles when they seek to forge ahead in their work to leave a positive mark through their labor, personal efforts, and causes. Women business leaders, political candidates, clergy, and trailblazers of all kinds need the support and encouragement of their fellow women. We are not intended to walk through life alone, and by raising each other up in prayer we will in-turn be inspired in our own efforts, grow in our faith, be understanding of shortfalls, and celebrate successes along with our fellow women. This inspiring devotional is a collection of 100 entries written by the women of WePrayWithHer, a grassroots movement turned online collective of women faith leaders, explores themes such as call, vocation, persistence, resistance, and struggle. Whether you’re a woman leader looking for personal inspiration, in a supportive role to a leader, an aspiring leader, or a woman who wants to support her sisters in Christ, you’ll find a home within these pages. Join the movement with your prayers, by mentoring, and through daily acts of solidarity with the women in your life and community. In these readings you’ll be emboldened to support one another as we strive to live the life to which God has called us.

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  • Understanding And Loving A Person With Alcohol Or Drug Addiction


    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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  • Understanding And Loving A Person With Sexual Addiction


    This practical guide helps spouses to understand what drives sexual addiction and how to find healing after betrayal.

    When Jason Martinkus confessed his infidelity to his wife, Shelley, she wasn’t sure she could ever trust him again. Together they began a difficult but redemptive journey of understanding sexual addiction. In this book, Jason and Shelley join Stephen Arterburn to address the following:
    *What sexual addiction is and how to know if someone is addicted
    *How to understand the roller coaster of post betrayal emotions
    *Guidance in developing boundaries
    *What to do if a spouse doesn’t want to recover

    This is a valuable resource for anyone who loves someone addicted to sex or pornography.

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  • God Loves Broken People


    In twelve stirring, insightful, and deeply revealing chapters, Sheila Walsh shows how personal brokenness can open doors of intimacy with Jesus Christ that might never open in any other way. Now in trade paper.

    The other side of brokenness

    If I could write only one book in my lifetime, I would ask God to make it this one, the very book you now hold in your hands. . . .? Sheila Walsh

    God loves broken people. And when weary, wounded men and women find a way to open their bruised hearts and somehow welcome Him into their personal darkness, they will find a love beyond anything they have ever known.

    When the glass house Sheila had lived in for so many years came crashing to the ground, she began a new life outside the safety of those walls. No, it didn’t feel good, nor safe?not at all. But it felt true. Sheila saw herself as a broken lamb limping after the Shepherd, not knowing where He was going, but knowing that wherever He went, she wanted to go with Him.

    In twelve stirring, insightful, and deeply revealing chapters, Sheila Walsh shows how personal brokenness can open doors of intimacy with Jesus Christ that might never open in any other way.

    It’s not that God loves broken people more than those who imagine themselves to be whole?it’s simply that they know they are loved. They dare to believe it . . . and through such trust, a new wholeness emerges from yesterday’s broken pieces.

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


    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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  • Sacred Space : The Little Book Of Encouragement


    This conveniently sized book uses Gospel readings, wise reflections, and brief prayers to offer hope and encouragement for anyone going through difficult times.

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  • Have You Felt Like Giving Up Lately (Reprinted)


    Everyone experiences times of sadness, trials, and pain. But what happens when grief and depression seem so overwhelming that we feel like giving up? As the founder of World Challenge, Inc., David Wilkerson worked with troubled people of every type: students, parents, alcoholics, delinquents, businessmen, pastors, teachers, and drug addicts. In this hopeful and encouraging book, Wilkerson examines the universal problem of discouragement. He shows readers how to let God heal their wounds, restore their faith, and give them genuine, lasting peace.

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  • 1st Aid For Your Emotional Sexual Issues


    Perhaps no problem is more ostracizing and difficult to deal with than those of a sexual nature. Dr. Moody wants to remind the reader that you are not alone. From a voice that understands the complex emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual components involved in sexual issues, readers will gain new insight into the root of sexual sin. Dr. Moody also offers a thorough look into what the Bible has to say about these issues.

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  • Overcoming Crisis Expanded Edition (Revised)


    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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  • Recovering From Depression


    When we suffer from depression, the idea of waking up in the morning and feeling glad to be alive seems almost impossible. Depression is a devastating illness, both for those affected and for their loved ones, and the road to recovery can seem long and winding. This encouraging book will provide a reassuring guide and in its author, Katharine Smith, an empathetic companion. A complete cure from depression might not always be possible. Yet Katharine’s experience of recovery illustrates the importance of identifying negative patterns of thought and behavior. As we attempt to transform these patterns, we might discover that our faith and hope take on a new maturity.

    Recovering from Depression, though mainly for those overcoming this condition, also provides valuable insight for relatives, friends, and people who offer pastoral care.

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  • Beyond The Sorrow


    People everywhere are facing difficult situations and need to know how to cope with the frustration and overwhelming emotions that accompany any uncertain situation. This book of hope from Tammy Trent interweaves third-person stories and letters of people who needed–and found–encouragement.

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  • Spiritual Direction : A Guide To Giving And Receiving Direction


    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

    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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  • Youre Going To Be Okay (Reprinted)


    Sometimes it feels like life’s falling apart at the seams. Sometimes you’re completely worn out by stresses that never seem to end. For every woman who has been disappointed, who has watched a dream die, whose life isn’t what she imagined it would be, bestselling author Holley Gerth has a heartfelt message of hope–you really are going to be okay. And it is possible to live with joy, resilience, and strength in both the good times and the bad. In fact, she says, that’s what God desires for us.

    With her trademark positive encouragement and probing questions for self-reflection, Holley encourages women to spend less of their lives regretting and more of their lives truly living. She shows them how to guard their hearts against despair and look to the future with confidence, remembering that they are part of a greater plan and nothing can stop God’s purposes for them.

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  • How To Deal With Difficult Relationships


    Every person is affected daily by countless relationships of one kind or another. Some are enjoyable and encouraging, while others drag us down and hurt us. What can we do to make the best of the difficult relationships and resolve the problems that arise in them? In How to Resolve Rocky Relationships, June Hunt looks at the characteristics and causes of problem relationships as well as the solutions that can bring hope, peace, and restoration. With wisdom and compassion she explores what Scripture says about the following key issues:
    conflict resolution
    a critical spirit

    This newest addition to June Hunts popular Counseling Through the Bible Series maintains the exceptionally high standard of biblical and practical excellence that June is known for. Readers will find themselves powerfully encouraged as they seek the path toward harmony, better communication, and Christ-centered solutions in their problem relationships.

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  • Your Life With Cancer


    You have cancer. . . now what?

    Everyone has advice: Eat more of this or less of that. Take chemo and she died. What should you believe? Faced with fear and an unknown future, you ask Where are you, God? Do you even hear me?

    Your battle with cancer will be physical; but first and foremost, it will be spiritual. Your Life with Cancer connects you with God and His faithfulness to you in this circumstance. You will find strength to trust Him with what you cannot understand.

    Your Life with Cancer doesn t promise a cure. But it will deliver hope, spiritual encouragement, and practical ways to cope. God will enable you to endure the fear and the treatment and come through with peace and joy.

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  • Deep Mentoring : Guiding Others On Their Leadership Journey


    Randy Reese and Robert Loane believe good leaders are developed in and through slow, deep mentoring. This book is designed to help you understand how to come alongside others as a guide and a friend, to invest in their spiritual formation and leadership. If you want long-term impact on the lives of future leaders, here is your guide.

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  • Hope For The Flowers


    Hope tends to spread itself, person-to-person, now at the 3 million mark in the English edition alone. It has been used for retreats, both religious and corporate. It has inspired three generations to become more fully themselves. It seems to cross boundaries of all sorts: religious, national, class and age. It works for lovers, children, adults, the happy, the discouraged, sick, and dying.

    Hope seems to have become a classic story for all seasons and reasons the perfect gift for any occasion. It is a quiet phenomenon. When someone discovers it, they often want to share their secret treasure. It is not unusual for lovers of Hope to gift copies of the book to everyone they know. It has been commonly used as a gift for expectant mothers, new babies, graduations, and anniversaries, as well as wedding favors and to help those dealing with a loved one’s or their own transition to eternity.

    Created in precomputer days with each color layer laboriously hand separated, we celebrate Hope finally emerging in a digital form. New digital print files have been created from the original artwork just in time for the 40th Anniversary edition.

    The CD-ROM includes Hope for the Flowers read by the author, accompanied by the author’s commentary of the making of this inspiring book.

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  • Lifes Little Instruction Book


    The #1 New York Times bestseller-now in a fresh new format, offering a new generation simple yet powerful wisdom.

    The Life’s Little Instruction Book series has sold more than ten million copies, spent more than two years atop the New York Times bestseller list, and has been translated into 33 languages. Originally written from a father to a son, the book offers insights, simple suggestions, heartfelt humor, and reminders for readers of all ages. This edition offers a new trim size and on-trend design for a new generation.

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  • 1 Year Book Of Hope Devotional


    This popular devotional is now in a special LeatherLike edition! In this life, pain and disappointment are real. Maybe you’ve been wounded by a family member or friend. Perhaps you know the pain of losing someone you love or of a difficult medical diagnosis. Sometimes we need to know there’s hope for when life just hurts. Nancy Guthrie knows what it’s like to hurt-sometimes so much that there aren’t words to describe the pain. In this beautiful deluxe edition of The One Year Book of Hope, she encourages you to spend this year learning to hope when life has let you down. She offers no trite answers or quick cures; just remarkable, hopeful daily insights from the depths of Scripture and her own experiences. This year, join Nancy each day in growing closer to God-the source of all comfort.

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  • I Hear Voices And Thats A Good Thing


    Everyone is guided by the voices of people in our lives–grandparents, parents, teachers, pastors, friends. Their words are woven into our life’s fabric and influence how we live and the choices we make.

    As Christians, we are blessed also to hear the amazing voices of those who lived centuries ago–the voices found in Scripture. Author James W. Moore says, When faced with choices and decisions, when trying to sort out priorities, when my heart is sad or glad, when challenges and problems thrust themselves into my life, when I need a word of assurance, or when faced with a new opportunity, I hear the voice of Jesus, I hear the voice of Mary, I hear the voices of Abraham and Micah and Esther and the apostle Paul and many other biblical voices whispering (or shouting!) to me powerful words that shape and direct my life.

    I Hear Voices…and That’s a Good Thing! celebrates the voices of the Bible who continue, every day, to strengthen and encourage us when we not only hear but listen to them.

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  • Forgive And Love Again


    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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  • Women Counseling Women


    Multitudes of women struggle daily with negative habits and addictions, emotions such as anger and depression, various kinds of loneliness, and other difficulties experienced by mothers, wives, or singles.

    Here is a rich counseling resource that looks to the Bible alone as being sufficient to address our every need. Author Elyse Fitzpatrick and several contributors are all qualified biblical counselors skilled at interweaving the perfect wisdom of God’s Word with heartfelt compassion and concern for those who need help. Among the topics are…
    emotions, worry, and depression
    eating disorders and habitual struggles and sins
    verbal abuse and pornography
    singleness, marriage, and parenting
    grief and caregiving

    Designed for both self-use and as a guide for counseling others, Women Counseling Women offers answers that will encourage and endure because God’s Word is timeless and full of wisdom for the problems women face.

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  • 1st Aid For Your Emotional Hurts Grief


    Readers will find words of comfort and hope through Scripture, examples from the Bible of those dealing with difficulties, and practical advice on surviving the difficult situation they are facing. The author shares details of emotional and physical symptoms relating to the subject as well as ways to overcome those difficulties. A list of resources is given to encourage further help where needed. The size and price of the product make it a perfect outreach tool that will not overwhelm those who are hurting.

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  • 1st Aid For Your Emotional Hurts Finding Help


    Readers will find words of comfort and hope through Scripture, examples from the Bible of those dealing with difficulties, and practical advice on surviving the difficult situation they are facing. The author shares details of emotional and physical symptoms relating to the subject as well as ways to overcome those difficulties. A list of resources is given to encourage further help where needed. The size and price of the product make it a perfect outreach tool that will not overwhelm those who are hurting.

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  • 1st Aid For Your Emotional Hurts Depression


    Readers will find words of comfort and hope through Scripture, examples from the Bible of those dealing with difficulties, and practical advice on surviving the difficult situation they are facing. The author shares details of emotional and physical symptoms relating to the subject as well as ways to overcome those difficulties. A list of resources is given to encourage further help where needed. The size and price of the product make it a perfect outreach tool that will not overwhelm those who are hurting.

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  • 1st Aid For Your Emotional Hurts Addiction


    SKU (ISBN): 9780892656295Edward MoodyBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2010Publisher: Randall House

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  • Understanding The Dreams You Dream (Expanded)


    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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  • Recovery From Rape


    This booklet grew out of a personal and professional need to address sexual violence. It was created for anyone who has been the victim of rape.

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  • Surviving The Loss Of A Child (Reprinted)


    Nothing can steal peace and joy and undermine the very foundation of someone’s life like losing a child. It is devastating on a level that most of us can’t imagine. Written after the loss of the author’s own child, Surviving the Loss of a Child offers encouragement and hope to those who may think they will never be able to live fully after such tragedy. Bereaved parents, as well as friends, counselors, pastors, and caregivers, will find this book a source of comfort and discover coping mechanisms as they move through their grief. Revised and updated, it has short chapters that are easy to take in, perfect for people going through this difficult time.

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  • Living Successfully With Screwed Up People (Reprinted)


    People approach Elizabeth Brown after her seminars with the same basic question: How do I deal with someone who is so screwed-up? If you had to live with my husband . . . If you had to work with my boss . . .
    Unfortunately, the world is full of screwed-up people, but your world no longer has to revolve around them, writes Brown. With brilliant insights and a keen sense of humor, this trusted author and sought-after speaker shows readers how to:

    stop the power of whatever is eating them alive
    productively respond when confronted
    remain poised and in control when everyone around them loses it win fairly in unfair battles
    let go of what has been, or what they wish would be, and live triumphantly now

    Dozens of real-life success stories, brief diagnostic tests, and practical tools are included to help readers assess their own situation and gain confidence to change self-defeating behaviors.

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  • Beyond The Yellow Ribbon


    Over a half million combat veterans have returned from combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thousands of military personnel are atill preparing to deploy to combat. Few communities in the U.S. escape the direct impact of the deployment and return of combat veterans, yet most people are at a loss about how to welcome to the new generation of veterans and care for their families. This book details the challenges that face combat veterans and their families, as well as provides guidelines for churches and communities who want to help veterans feel at home again.

    This book is designed to bring understanding to those who care for the soldiers and their families about the challenges of military life, the impact of combat upon a returning veteran, and issues that stress military families in our midst. The book will give vivid portraits from real life stories of soldiers and their families coping with deployment and reintegration challenges. It is designed to lead pastors and church members into thinking creatively about how to minister to soldiers and military families within our churches and design outreach ministries to those in uniform in our communities. It is a must have book for anyone serious about going beyond the yellow ribbon and helping soldiers and families come all the way home.

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  • 1st 48 Hours


    The first 48 hours are critical to the recovery of trauma victims.

    First responders make the difference between life and death for trauma victims. But what is often not recognized is that when disaster strikes, spiritual caregivers are often among those first on the scene. For these caregivers response should also help propel survivors toward positive transformation. This book focuses on critical responses that are key in the aftermath of natural disaster, community violence, personal injury, and crime. These basics include: the power of presence, safety, assessment and triage, how we help, putting the pieces together, telling the story, hope, and caring in the long haul.

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  • Hedge People : How I Kept My Sanity And Sense Of Humor As An Alzheimers Car


    Caring for those with Alzheimer’s can be emotionally depleting. Frustration often dominates the day as you try to bridge the gap between real life and a person who has lost touch with reality. Combine that with the grief over the loss of the person you used to know and a haunting fear of what is to come and it seems as though life will never see laughter and joy again.

    But it does.

    In her collection of true stories, author Louise Carey conveys attitudes and techniques for treating dementia patients with respect while also finding humor in the unusual and frustrating situations encountered by the caregiver. The Hedge People offers caregivers solace in the stories and joy in the journey as they face the daily challenges of care giving with God s help.

    Filled with humor, warmth, and encouragement, each chapter includes a caregiver prayer, a leading question for reflection, and space to journal.

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  • What To Do When You Dont Know What To Do


    Based on the incredible success of the book What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do, Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer a line of books that address specific crises and some of the most prevalent problems facing our culture today. These books give readers a starting point to deal with their problems. Beautifully designed in a full-color small format, these books are perfect for giving to a friend in distress.

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  • Not Alone : Encouragement For Caregivers


    It has been confirmed that approximately 45 million american find themselves caring for a family member or friend contending with illness or impairment. Not Alone is the product of Noonan’s realization that an authentic caregiver’s devotional books should support individuals committed to attending to an ill or impaired loved one or friend

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  • Beyond Our Control


    Beyond Our Control shows how God can free sexual assault victims from shame, guilt, resentment, and harmful memories. Leila Rae Sommerfeld uses her own story of recovery after rape, her reservoir of empathy, and her professional knowledge to help readers overcome emotional scars and become whole again. First she tells her story and the stories of those she has known in her work with the American Association of Christian Counselors. Then she tackles twenty-one tough topics in short, easily digestible chapters. A full resource for victims of sexual assault, Beyond Our Control includes discussion questions for group or individual reflection; a checklist that guides victims through steps to take after the assault; and appendices for husbands, fathers, friends, and pastors.

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  • Silver Boxes : The Gift Of Encouragement


    Now in paperback from Florence Littauer!

    Humorous anecdotes and touching insights inspire readers to reach out with encouragement to people who are hurting and need help. Learn how to make others feel special, mend broken dreams and share the affirming message of the gospel through encouragement

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  • From One Widow To Another


    Widow is one title women do not want to have. Yet, according to the Surgeon General’s office, 800,000 people become widows or widowers every year in the United States alone. Every aspect of a widow’s existence changes-like it or not, ready or not. These changes to the structure of life just add to the emotional roller coaster that most women experience after losing their husband. Miriam Neff understands the emotional roller coaster ride widows are riding-she has been there, too. As she struggled to understand and accept her new role after her husband’s death, she recognized the need for women to hear from other women about their experiences and what helped them transition to this new stage of life. This is a practical resource as well as emotional encouragement.

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  • Losing God : Clinging To Faith Through Doubt And Depression


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    Recounting his own history, Matt Rogers explores the question of how, in a world of suffering, we can call God good. This challenging question can manifest itself as a conspiracy of doubt and depression, so that our emotions and our intellect come under attack. Will God deliver us through this distressing journey?

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  • Naming The Pain And Guiding The Care


    Part I. The Structure Of Diagnosis

    Chapter 1: The Purpose Of Diagnosis

    Chapter 2: The Types Of Diagnostic Systems

    Chapter 3: Is It Diagnosis Or Assessment?

    Chapter 4: Non-Clinical Diagnostic Systems

    Part II. Ethical Guilt: The Feeling Of Blame

    Chapter 5: Realistic And Subjective Guilt

    Chapter 6: Punishment And Seeking Redress

    Chapter 7: Forgiveness, Reconciliation And Restoration

    Chapter 8: Illustrative Vignettes

    Part III. Idolatry: The Feeling Of Betrayal

    Chapter 9: Knocking On Heaven’s Door

    Chapter 10: Feeling Terror And Expressing Rage

    Chapter 11: Confession, Lament, And Hope

    Chapter 12: Illustrative Vignettes Resumed

    Part IV. Dread: The Feeling Of Defilement

    Chapter 13: Waking Up In Gomorrah

    Chapter 14: Feeling Abandoned And Receiving Cleansing

    Chapter 15: Communion, Vocation And Joy

    Chapter 16: Illustrative Vignettes Concluded

    Part V. Special Considerations For Special Cases

    Chapter 17: What About Children?

    Chapter 18: What About Substance Abuse?

    Chapter 19: What About Stress Disorders?

    Chapter 20: What About Mass Bereavement?

    Part VI. Summary

    Chapter 21: Wither DSM-V And Axis VI?

    Chapter 22: Secular Counseling In A Spiritual Society

    Additional Info
    Naming the Pain and Guiding the Care takes seriously the need for a humane and common sense way of talking about human suffering. This book bridges the language of counseling professionals with the ordinary experience of people trying to help one another. Psychiatrists, psychologists, pastoral counselors, social workers, and licensed professional counselors will find that this book integrates diagnostic categories with the resources of religion and theology. Students in general psychology classes and graduate students focused on gaining professional competence will find this book a helpful adjunct to introductory volumes and specialist volumes on diagnosis, religious counseling, and the use of spiritual resources. Individuals who have an interest in learning more about the topics of guilt, betrayal, and dread will find new ways of understanding these wounds on the human heart and life.

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  • In Every Pew Sits A Broken Heart


    Offers help and hope to those who wonder if they have out-sinned God’s grace or if their life circumstances have set them aside from being used by God, with practical help to every believer and church leader who sits side by side each Sunday with the broken and hurting. Foreword by Billy Graham.

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  • Place For You


    In March of 1982, Jon’s first wife, Terry, at the age of 28, was taken to Heaven. Twelve years later, Jon’s 16 year-old daughter Jessie was also ttaken home to Heaven. This book is a testimony to God’s abundant faithfulness, not only to the husband and father who is looking forward to the day that he will see them again, but to all those whose hearts long for Heaven. A Place for You is comprised of Jon’s teachings on Heaven and its impact on earthly life. Our prayer is that this book will refocus your eyes, warm your heart and strengthen your soul.

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  • Straight Up Hope


    This is a book of overcoming grace and peace through Jesus when the cards seem stacked against you. When people seem mean and you have given up on being happy, that would be the time to read this book. We all get discouraged and the points I want to make in this book are that crabby and miserable are choices. You have to decide if you want to experience life or just exist. Deuteronomy is an excellent example of this After 40 years of wandering and grumbling Moses asked his people do you want to enter the Promised Land or do you want to stay in the wilderness? He said I am a dying man I am imploring you to look to God and get it right. This would be what I am trying to achieve through this book. I want you to know that I understand grumbling, complaining and hopelessness. I also understand freedom in Christ and want to offer it to you. James 1: 2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

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  • How To Handle Your Emotions


    SKU (ISBN): 9780736923286June HuntBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2008Counseling Through The BiblePublisher: Harvest House Publishers

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  • Living With Purpose In A Worn Out Body (Large Type)


    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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  • Prodigals And Those Who Love Them (Reprinted)


    Ruth Bell Graham knew about prodigals-two of her five children were spiritual wanderers. This is not a how to book that dispenses easy advice on ways to win back a prodigal. Instead, it is a collection of readings one woman turned to for comfort when her children wandered from God. It shows how Graham’s faith persevered and grew regardless of the outcome of her prodigals’ stories.

    Part One introduces readers to five prodigals who returned to the father. Part Two offers comfort and encouragement through Scripture, poems, hymns, prayers, and more. Readers will be touched by the honest feelings of pain, frustration, and uncertainty Graham expresses so eloquently. And they will share in the lessons she learned about God’s sovereignty and ultimate peace.

    Now beautifully repackaged, Prodigals and Those Who Love Them brings peace and hope to all parents of wayward children.

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  • 1st Aid For Emotional Hurts


    Providing pastors and laypeople with the tools and knowledge needed to help the hurting through significant issues of life.

    I don’t know what to say. You have heard that statement many times from well meaning people when a friend or family member is going through difficult times. First Aid for Emotional Hurts will provide pastors and laypeople with the tools and knowledge needed to help the hurting through significant issues of life. Some choose to avoid helping because of the awkwardness of not knowing exactly what to do to help the situation. This book provides a Biblical model of helping others as well as an overview of situations one may face when dealing with emotional and mental illnesses.

    The author explains basic medical terminology and medication that is often necessary in treatment. He also gives appropriate resources for problems requiring professional help and contact information for many sources providing such help. The author speaks with a qualified voice to the spiritual and physical needs in various situations faced in today’s society.

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  • Counseling Through Your Bible Handbook


    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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  • Inside My Heart


    I believe we were put on this earth to enjoy lives of joy and abundance, and that is what I want for you and for me. It’s not my intention to give people advice on how to solve their problems (I leave that to my husband). But I’ve had my share of struggles over the years, and I know a thing or two about what has worked for me. I have chosen to be an active participant in my life rather than a spectator, and in so doing I have chosen how to be a woman, how to be a wife, and how to be a mother in ways that are uniquely my own. I offer the stories of these choices as evidence of the power of sheer determination, will, and faith in God. You’ve seen her on television with her husband, Dr. Phil. But now it’s time for a heart-to-heart conversation with Robin McGraw. In Inside My Heart, Robin speaks woman to woman, inspiring you to embrace and celebrate the many roles you play and encouraging you to make deliberate choices that lead to a richer, happier, and more meaningful life. She shares with you the life-changing moments of her childhood years, dating and marrying Dr. Phil McGraw, raising two sons, and asserting herself as a woman in a man’s world to show you that you have the power to make choices in your life. In fact, she’s convinced that you must choose to go after the life you want. With a deep and abiding faith in God, Robin McGraw shares her story so you too can make choices that reflect your own heart’s truest priorities and highest goals.

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  • Emotionally Destructive Relationship


    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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  • Counseling For Seemingly Impossible Problems


    This book offers a model for biblically based counseling for professionals, pastors, and lay counselors.

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  • Prayers And Promises When Facing A Life Threatening Illness


    Having a life-threatening illness is a constant reminder that today is precious. Prayers and Promises When Facing a Life-Threatening Illness offers encouragement and hope to those who suffer and those who love and care for them. Written by a fellow pilgrim on his own journey with Lou Gehrig’s disease, this powerful and inspiring devotional guide offers thirty short reflections to nurture your faith and boost your strength.

    Each reflection is a small dose of spiritual truth to start or complete your day. Morning selections include a brief prayer and reflection. Evening readings are based on God’s promises to encourage and enlighten you. Some of the prayers and promises include:

    * God, remind me that there is more to life than this disease. * God, give me strength to believe that you can heal me. * God, give me something to laugh about. * God, help me to leave a legacy for my family. * God, I don’t feel like praying.

    After completing the thirty-day cycle, Dr. Dobson encourages you to repeat it again and again for continued spiritual nourishment that is needed during this time.

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  • Dealing With The CrazyMakers In Your Life


    Some of the most difficult people to deal with are those who fail to take responsibility for their lives and who wreak havoc in their relationships. Author and relationship doctor David Hawkins offers help for those caught unavoidably in the craziness of a disordered persons life. With clear explanations, examples, and real life solutions, Hawkins shows readers* how to develop healthy life skill tools and boundaries * when, why, and how to confront a person who drives them crazy* how disordered people think, act, and see the worldAnyone trapped in another persons cycle of disorder will discover ways to change their own response, perspective, and communication, and ultimately will find the hope of peace in the chaos.

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  • William Wilberforce : A Hero For Humanity


    Here is the true story of how British statesman and reformer William Wilberforce overcame great obstacles to bring about the end of the slave trade in England two centuries ago. The movie Amazing Grace brings this story to life, and this book is the inspiring, definitive biography of Wilberforce, written by the lead historical consultant for the film.

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  • Bryson City Secrets


    There are places in Bryson City where the smell of home cooking is a little too tempting for an empty stomach. Don’t, for instance, pass the Fryemont Inn when the windows are open-not unless you plan to come inside and enjoy fresh-baked rolls, gourmet cooking, and an owner who is as warm and inviting as the food. She’s just one of the friendly faces you’ll meet in Bryson City Secrets.

    Told with winsome humor and deep affection, Bryson City Secrets is a story-lover’s delight, continuing Dr. Walt Larimore’s reminiscences of his early years of country medical practice and telling the heartbreaking, true story of why he left. It is a story whose time, after many years, has come at last, putting an end to secrets and shining in their place the light of truth, forgiveness, and healing. So pull up a chair and feast on this rich fare of Smoky Mountain personalities, highland wisdom, and all the tears, laughter, tenderness, faith, courage, and misadventures of small-town life.

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  • Women Healing From Abuse


    With approximately one-third of all women in the United States having experienced abuse, this book is both timely and helpful. It looks at psychological theory on trauma and healing through a Christian lens and offers women a way to heal that takes seriously the fullness of their lives – body, mind, heart and spirit.

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  • Widow For A Season


    85% of women will be widowed at least once in their lifetime. Here is a resource not only for the widow who is struggling with the difficult issues that accompany a loss, but also for her friends, family, and others who desire to come alongside to encourage her.

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  • What I Learned When I Was 10


    In this book, popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas reflects back on the tenth year of his life and talks about how that year shaped him and his Christian faith in so many important ways. (That was the year in which he first read the entire Bible cover to cover, for example, and the year in which he first felt a calling to Christian ministry.) Kalas shares many stories about what it was like growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression, and he recounts many people and events that shaped and have continued to shape his life to this day.

    Themes explored include the importance of connecting with one’s past, salvation, hearing God’s call, living life with urgency, self-worth, the importance of investing and giving wisely, discovering the richness of the Bible, having confidence in God’s promise, and the importance of looking back over your life to make sense of all the lessons you have learned.

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