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When God Doesn't Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truth...
by Laura Story

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English

Pages

281

Publication Date

September 15, 2015

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<p><strong>IS IT POSSIBLE THAT GOOD THINGS CAN COME OUT OF OUR BROKEN DREAMS?</strong></p><p>Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story’s life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Their lives would never be the same. Yes, with God all things are possible. But the devastating news was that no cure existed to restore Martin’s short-term memory, eyesight, and other complications. The fairy-tale life Laura had dreamed of was no longer possible. And yet in struggling with God about how to live with broken dreams, Laura has found joy and a deeper intimacy with Jesus.</p><p>Laura helps us understand we aren’t the only ones whose lives have taken unexpected turns. She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith, and shows how despite their flaws and flawed stories, God was able to use them in extraordinary ways. And it was not because of their faith, but because of the faithfulness of their God. God may not fix everything. In fact, although your situation might not ever change or get better, with Jesus <em>you</em> can.</p><p>“Our family has been ministered to by her vulnerability and willingness to walk in the valley and still say ‘God, I Trust You.’”</p><p>— STEVEN CURTIS and MARY BETH CHAPMAN</p><p>Grammy Award-Winning Artist and <em>New York Times</em> Bestselling Author</p><p>“Laura is one of my heroes when it comes to trusting God. She’s joyful, genuine, and faithful even though her story includes messy chapters. ­This book will be on my nightstand for a long time!”</p><p>—LISA HARPER</p><p>Author and Bible Teacher</p><p> </p>
The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle
by Joanne Huist Smith

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 28, 2014

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<b>For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Greg Kincaid comes <i>The 13th Gift</i>, a heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family's history into a time of strength and love.<br /><br /></b>After the unexpected death of her husband, Joanne Huist Smith had no idea how she would keep herself together and be strong for her three children--especially with the holiday season approaching. But 12 days before Christmas, presents begin appearing on her doorstep with notes from their "True Friends." As the Smiths came together to solve the mystery of who the gifts were from, they began to thaw out from their grief and come together again as a family. This true story about the power of random acts of kindness will warm the heart, a beautiful reminder of the miracles of Christmas and the gift of family during the holiday season.
You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise L. Hay

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

March 07, 1995

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Louise L. Hay, bestselling author, is an internationally known leader in the self-help field. Her key message is: "If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed." The author has a great deal of experience and firsthand information to share about healing, including how she cured herself after being diagnosed with cancer. What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
by Caitlin Doughty

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English

Pages

281

Publication Date

September 15, 2014

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<p><strong>"Morbid and illuminating" (<em>Entertainment Weekly</em>)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession.</strong></p><br /><p>Armed with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre, Caitlin Doughty took a job at a crematory and turned morbid curiosity into her life’s work. She cared for bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, and became an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. In this best-selling memoir, brimming with gallows humor and vivid characters, she marvels at the gruesome history of undertaking and relates her unique coming-of-age story with bold curiosity and mordant wit. By turns hilarious, dark, and uplifting, <em>Smoke Gets in Your Eyes</em> reveals how the fear of dying warps our society and "will make you reconsider how our culture treats the dead" (<em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>).</p>
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greates...
by Mitch Albom

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English

Pages

210

Publication Date

June 29, 2007

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<b>A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives<br /><br /></b>Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.<br /><br />For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.<br /><br />Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?<br /><br />Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live.<br /><br /><i>Tuesdays with Morrie</i> is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
This Is Me Letting You Go
by Heidi Priebe

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English

Pages

133

Publication Date

April 08, 2016

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Letting go is not a process that comes naturally to us. In a world that teaches us to cling to what we love at all costs, there is an undeniable art to moving on – and it’s one that we are constantly relearning. In this series of honest and poignant essays, Heidi Priebe explores the harsh reality of what it means to let go of the people and situations we love most - often before we are ready to – and how to embrace what comes next.
Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense
by Paul David Tripp

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

September 20, 2018

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<p><strong>Sometimes life just <em>hurts</em>.</strong></p> <p>Out of nowhere, death, illness, unemployment, or a difficult relationship can change our lives and challenge everything we thought we knew—leaving us feeling unable to cope. But, in the midst if all this pain and confusion, we are not alone.</p> <p>Weaving together his personal story, pastoral ministry experience, and biblical insights, best-selling author Paul David Tripp helps us trust God in the midst of suffering. He identifies traps to avoid in our suffering and points us instead to comforts to embrace. This raw yet hope-filled book will help you cling to God's promises when trials come and move forward with the hope of the gospel.</p> <p> </p>
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture T...
by Megan Devine

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<DIV><B>Challenging conventional wisdom on grief, a pioneering therapist offers a new resource for those experiencing loss</B><BR />  <BR /> When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: <I>there is nothing wrong with grief.</I> “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It is a natural and sane response to loss.”<BR />  <BR /> So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?<BR />  <BR /> In <I>It’s OK That You’re Not OK, </I>Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn:<BR />  <BR /> • Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief<BR /> • How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve<BR /> • Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to “fix” your pain<BR /> • How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process<BR />  <BR /> Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world.<BR />  <BR /><I>It’s OK That You’re Not OK</I> is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.</DIV>
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
by , Adam Grant

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English

Pages

214

Publication Date

April 24, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>Best Seller<br />Named a Best Book of 2017 by Barnes & Noble and Amazon <br /><br />From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling authors of <i>Lean In </i>and <i>Originals:</i> a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.</b><br />  <br /> After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.” Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. <br /> <i> Option B </i>combines Sheryl’s personal insights with Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart—and her journal—to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But <i>Option B </i>goes beyond Sheryl’s loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy.<br /> Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. <i>Option B </i>illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. Two weeks after losing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for a father-child activity. “I want Dave,” she cried. Her friend replied, “Option A is not available,” and then promised to help her make the most of Option B.<br /> We all live some form of Option B. This book will help us all make the most of it.
The Grace in Dying: A Message of Hope, Comfort and Spiritual Tran...
by Kathleen D. Singh

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English

Pages

354

Publication Date

August 06, 2013

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<p>In this brilliantly conceived and beautifully written book, Kathleen Dowling Singh illuminates the profound psychological and spiritual transformations experiences by the dying as the natural process of death reconnects them with the source of their being. Examining the end of life in the light of current psychological understanding, religious wisdom, and compassionate medical science, <em>The Grace of Dying</em> offers a fresh, deeply comforting message of hope and courage as we contemplate the meaning of our mortality.</p><p>While the prevailing Western medical tradition has seen death as an enemy to be fought and overcome, Singh offers a richer and more rewarding path of understanding. Combining extensive training and education in developmental psychology with profound spiritual insight, she balances expert analysis with moving accounts drawn from her experiences working with hundreds of dying patients at a large hospice.</p><p>Singh moves beyond the five stages of dying revealed in Kübler-Ross's classic <em>On Death and Dying, </em>and finds in the "nearing death experience" even more significant and forming stages of surrender and transcendence. These stages involve the qualities of grace: letting go, radiance, focusing inward, silence, a sense of the sacred, wisdom, intensity, and, in the end, a merging with Spirit. Through this intense process, we come to experience at last the reality of our true self, which transcends our finite ego and bodily existence, and our merging with the source of being from which we originated. Dying is safe.</p><p>In clear, nontechnical language, Singh reveals the transformations that come with dying, using the vocabulary of growing Western, as well as Eastern, wisdom.</p><p>Written for those aware that their life is coming to an end, those who care for the dying, and, ultimately, for all of us who inevitably face our owndeath and the deaths of the people we love, <em>The Grace in Dying</em> reveals that dying is the most transforming, powerful, and spiritually rich of life's experiences.</p>

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