Publisher : Baker Books Category : Fiction ISBN : 9781441265418 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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The Riveting Final Story in the Sapphire Brides Series When Clara Vesper's husband, Adolph, dies suddenly, Clara is stunned--but not grief-stricken. Her marriage to Adolph had been arranged, their primary interaction revolving around the sapphire jewelry Clara designed and Adolph produced and sold. Widowed and penniless, with two small children, Clara decides to return to her aunt and uncle's ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy. Curtis Billingham, injured in a sapphire mine collapse, is recuperating at the ranch of his friends, Paul and Madeline Sersland. But when the Serslands' niece returns from New York City, Curtis curses both his broken body and his broken past. Clara, the love of his life, has come back to him, but he is no longer worthy of her love. Clara's brother-in-law Otto Vesper, Adolph's business partner, fears that the loss of Clara's design skills will doom the company's prospects. Following her to Montana, Otto is prepared to do whatever it takes to get Clara to return with him to New York. As Clara fights for love and freedom, a dangerous secret in her late husband's life comes to light, threatening everyone she loves.
Publisher : Category : ISBN : 1636181007 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Moving on from her past seemed impossible. Until she met the One who promised to give her a future. When Aubrey moves across the country to San Diego to escape her past, she is hopeful that she can finally discover God's purpose for her life and meet her future husband. She doesn't know too much about God, but she is confident her new faith and a new city will help her leave her drunken mistakes and dating history behind. As she settles into her new beach life, Aubrey meets Jake while watching dolphins play in the ocean. They instantly hit it off and it feels like fate, but soon, Aubrey begins to question Jake's true intentions and lifestyle. Is this the guy God has chosen for her? If this is the life God has intended for her, then why does she still feel so lost and alone, and why does she keep making the same mistakes? Aubrey quickly realizes her past has followed her to her new city, and that going to church every once in a while isn't good enough. After a few nights she'd like to forget, God shows her that she has a choice to make. Aubrey can choose God and to do life his way, or she can choose to continue trying to find love and acceptance from the world. Will she ever be able to move on from her past? Will she have the courage to surrender it all to God?
Publisher : Category : Christian life ISBN : 185240390X Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Author Terry Wardle presents compelling evidence that countless churches are made up of, and in many cases even led by, men and women who seem perpetually caught in spiritual infancy - and it is having a devastating effect upon their lives and the ministry of the gospel to a broken world. The author contends that the heart of the problem rests with our concept of Christian maturity. How that one issue is defined directly impacts the way in which a person seeks to grow and develop in the Christian experience. Many Christians, including church leaders, think that being a mature Christian means believing the right things about Jesus and the faith, behaving like Jesus in daily living, and serving as Jesus did within the Church and world. As a result, a great deal of attention is given to knowing what to believe, how to behave properly, and where to get appropriately involved in Christian service. Sermons are preached, classes are taught, books are written, and ministries are formed to move people toward greater levels of understanding, action, and service. Unfortunately, with this paradigm in place, maturity is measured by a person's movement toward this inappropriately defined end.What does it mean to be a mature Christian then? It has far more to do with what kind of person you are, than what you do. In this book the author explores this question and highlights the foundational qualities that Jesus possessed the point to the standard for Christian maturity.
Publisher : Category : Compassion ISBN : 1732318506 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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An inspiring chronicle of life-changing encounters, personal transformation and a vision of love that transcends the everyday definition, to embrace universal kindness and compassion, based on the knowledge that all beings are one family and that our capacity to love is one of the world's most hidden yet powerful resources. The book is groundbreaking in its affirmation of love as a pathway for people of widely differing viewpoints. Unexpectedly changed by love, Fran Grace went on a journey to learn more about its power to transform and heal. She interviewed renowned spiritual teachers, scientists, activists and artists, all chosen with the help of her spiritual teacher. Each encounter helped her overcome obstacles on her path. The book gives readers a direct encounter with teachers of love in the world today. From diverse faiths and fields of work, they reveal the power of love to be the next frontier of global consciousness, suggesting many ways to uncover it and live it. Includes photographs and unique contributions from: Dr. David R. and Susan Hawkins - H. H. the 17th Karmapa - Father Pavlos of Sinai - Llewellyn and Anat Vaughan-Lee - Mona Polacca and The International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers - Betty J. Eadie - Belvie Rooks & Dedan Gills - Dr. William and Jean Tiller - Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo - Huston Smith - Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev - Dr. Viktor Frankl (with grandson Alexander Vesely and Frankl family representative Mary Cimiluca) - Swami Chidatmananda. Fran Grace's personal narrative is pulsed by her encounters with the pioneering teachers of love listed above, each of whom has a chapter that includes a brief biography, excerpts from their dialogue with the author, and her sense of how the encounter helped her to overcome the many obstacles to love. The book takes readers on a journey into Buddhist and Hindu monasteries in India, an Indigenous Grandmothers' fire circle in the Black Hills, Mother Teresa's Homes for the Poor in Rome, Calcutta, and Tijuana, laboratory of a Stanford physicist, home of a Sufi sheikh, largest meditation hall in N. America, and a college classroom in California. She interviews those familiar with the stark Sinai desert, slave dungeons in Ghana, and near-death experiences. In the end, love is found to animate every moment of ordinary life. Inspiring story of personal transformation. Compelling account of how the world is transformed through everyday acts of kindness. A rich resource of teachings on love, healing and compassion from a wide range of spiritual traditions, with a rare inside view of some of the world's most respected teachers. Includes index, biographical profiles, bibliography, endnotes.
Publisher : LifeRich Publishing Category : Fiction ISBN : 9781489722560 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Batu’s inspirational story dramatizes how tragic and explosive events transform her from being self-centered to self-empowered. Batu fearlessly speaks out against injustice and inequalities in a male dominated society irritating village councilmen and most men in the village. Unwilling to subject herself to a barbaric ritual, she insults the pagan High Priest and creates a persistent enemy throughout the story. Selfishly, she continues her quest for knowledge and prestige and marries the Story Teller, a member of the council. The marriage turns into a test of wills that causes her beauty to be devastated by psoriasis. After nearly dying, she is transformed by falling in love with her husband. The death of her husband and baby cause Batu to lose worth, as defined by law. Without worth, the council decrees she is to be expelled from the village to face certain death by predators. While waiting to be expelled, the Healer helps Batu to discover a loving God. With a deeper understanding of life, she faces tragedies, expulsion and death courageously and heroically.
Publisher : Simon and Schuster Category : Psychology ISBN : 9781416507642 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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This groundbreaking book from the best-selling authors of Getting the Love You Want and coauthors of Giving the Love that Heals is the first to address the biggest unexplored issue facing couples today: Most of us are better at giving love than accepting it. We don't realize all the ways that our resistance to appreciation, praise, compliments, and accepting help from others hurts us and cripples our relationships. Many partners learn how to give love, but many more undermine their relationships by for-getting something that is equally important -- learning to receive it. According to the authors, the root of the problem is the self-rejection that began in childhood, when our parents and caretakers unintentionally failed to nurture or directly rejected traits, characteristics, or im-pulses when we were children. We end up rejecting in ourselves whatever our caretakers ignored or rejected in the course of our childhoods. When we become adults, this makes it impossible to let in the love we want and need, even when our partners offer it. As a result, we dismiss compliments, minimize gestures of affection, and create obstacles to true intimacy. In this book, Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, co-creators of Imago Relation-ship Therapy, offer a definitive guide to breaking the shackles of self-rejection and embracing the love our partners offer. Receiving Love is a very personal book for Drs. Hendrix and Hunt, and much of their own journey is the inspiration for it. Drawing on their renowned expertise, the wide clinical experience of hundreds of Imago therapists, and their own personal experience, the authors are able to offer detailed guidance on how to conquer the problems that come from self-rejection and embrace the gifts that are abundant in every person's life, if only we knew how to accept them. With its groundbreaking theory, challenging processes, and inspiring examples, this book holds the key to loving relationships that last.
Publisher : Servant Books Category : Religion ISBN : 0867169400 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Testing the Theology of the Body in his own life, LeJeune discovered the spiritual impact of the experience changed his life as well as his marriage and led him to discover others whose lives had also been transformed by Pope John Paul II's teaching. Each of the stries in this book will help you hear the same call to live out the givt of love in your own life, in your own way. Discover the Theology of the Body--your life will never be the same.
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation Category : Self-Help ISBN : 9781462822812 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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How Are You Using Your Greatest Weapon God Gave You to Dominate in Every Aspect of your Health? Are you dominating in every aspect of your health? Did you know God has given you a matchless weapon to dominant in your health? Before I continue along this line I would like to make a comparison. Electricity is one of the highest ranking world-changing discoveries this earth has known. How many ways can you think of that electricity makes your life easier every day? Maybe things such as: 1. It lights up your house; 2. It enables you to use your computer and watch television; 3. It powers your electric stove; and the list goes on and on, right? So, with all that said, I submit to you that the Love of God is the highest ranking, lifechanging spiritual force in the universe. Just like electricity, it has multiple uses that positively impact your life daily. The Love of God has multiple uses as well, one being to help you dominant in your health and fitness. This book by Pastors Rich and Karla Walker is full of wisdom—from Holy Spirit—that will give you 13 BIBLICAL WAYS that the Love of God can transform your health.
Publisher : CreateSpace Category : Self-Help ISBN : 1495359344 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Awaken Your Inner ButterflyThis book is about the transformation process. It is about changing your life. It is about becoming. We all experience pain at least at some points in our life and we all wish to improve our life, to grow and to heal. But how can you heal?Transformation happens whether you are consciously aware of it or not. If you are aware and feel the desire for change, you are at the starting point of a conscious shift in your life. Perhaps you have become aware of something that could improve or you have a general sense of discontent. Perhaps you are in pain. Perhaps you feel that something is missing in your life. Whatever the feeling, you have realized that something could be better. With this belief, you have opened up a space to grow into. It is as if you have suddenly discovered a window, and become aware of the life outside, where new possibilities and adventures await. Whether you are grappling with physical, mental-emotional or spiritual issues, this book will guide you through steps to examine your life, heal wounds and transform situations. And with this you will discover an increase in love and joy in your life experiences.In this book you will find tools to help you expand in to better life experiences and therefore into a better life. This expansion into new life experiences is called transformation. And whether we want it or not, transformation is part of our life. We cannot remain in any set form, because life is always changing. Life moves on and there is always a next step, a new door to open, food to digest, oxygen to breathe, the cocoon to leave, the wings to grow and then take flight as we soar to new heights... Just like the caterpillar, that thought his life was over before he became a butterfly, we often look upon our impending transformations with fear. This book offers tools to help you through life's many transformations, and to consciously take the next step. The Transformation Promise presents you with the understanding and the tools you need to shift, to heal and to transform.Even without doing the exercises this book will guide you to connect consciously with life-force-energy and a continuously increasing love within. It will show you how to use forgiveness and gratitude so you can heal and transform everything you encounter or have encountered.The Transformation Promise will help you to awaken your inner butterfly!