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STORIES FROM THE EDGE THEOLOGY OF GRIEF

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Where is God in the midst of suffering? How do people find strength and comfort in times of terrible adversity? Award-winning writer Greg Garrett addresses these questions and others as he helps readers grapple with the question of where God can be found in times of tragedy. He explores the theological themes of biblical stories and American myths and discusses how these stories have shaped our beliefs about God. He further examines what these foundational narratives reveal about our understanding of God, how they inform how we live our lives, and how we experience God's presence in the midst of grief and suffering. This well-written volume is engaging reading for clergy, chaplains, pastoral counselors, and all who must find the courage and faith to support individuals and families in times of suffering and grief.

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Switch on Your Brain

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According to researchers, the vast majority--a whopping 75-98 percent--of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty different hormones! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses.

Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives readers a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology. She shares with readers the "switch" in our brains that enables us to live happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives where we achieve our goals, maintain our weight, and even become more intelligent. She shows us how to choose life, get our minds under control, and reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life.

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August 4, 2015

This Too Shall Last Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers

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This book is not a before-and-after story.

Our culture treats suffering like a problem to fix, a blight to hide, or the sad start of a transformation story. We silently, secretly wither under the pressure of living as though suffering is a predicament we can avoid or annihilate by working hard enough or having enough faith. When your prayers for healing haven't been answered, the fog of depression isn't lifting, your marriage is ending in divorce, or grief won't go away, it's easy to feel you've failed God and, worse, he's failed you. If God loves us, why does he allow us to hurt?

Over a decade ago chronic illness plunged therapist and writer K.J. Ramsey straight into this paradox. Before her illness, faith made sense. But when pain came and never left, K.J. had to find a way across the widening canyon that seemed to separate God's goodness from her excruciating circumstances.

She wanted to conquer suffering. Instead, she encountered the God who chose it. She wanted to make pain past-tense. Instead, God invited her into a bigger story.

This Too Shall Last offers an antidote to our cultural idolatry of effort and ease. Through personal story and insights from neuroscience and theology, Ramsey invites us to let our tears become lenses of the wonder that before God ever rescues us, he stands in solidarity with us. We are all mid-story in circumstances we did not choose, wondering when our hard things will end and where grace will come if they don't. We don't need to make suffering a before-and-after story. Together we can encounter the grace that enters the middle of our stories, where living with suffering that lingers means receiving God's presence that lasts.

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May 12, 2020

Unstuck A Nine Step Journey to Change That Lasts

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Is there is an area in your life that you want to change, but you don't know how?

Is there a behavior that you've tried to stop, but you just can't seem to do it?

Is there a negative thought pattern that you have attempted to move on from, but nothing you try ever works?

Is there a relationship that you want to repair, but despite all your best intentions, nothing seems to make things better?

In other words, do you want to change, but feel stuck?

Tim Lane takes you on a nine step journey towards lasting change, empowering you to break free from unwanted habits and behaviors that don't seem to go away. These steps are much more than strategies: they are truths that are rooted in Scripture. This practical and biblical guidance recognises that the path to lasting change can only be found by growing in grace as we look to Christ and are empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Use this book on your own, with aƒ‚‚friend, or in a one-to-one mentoring relations

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January 1, 2019

VICTORY OVER VERBAL & EMOTIONAL ABUSE

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January 1, 1900

View from a Hearse

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Three of Joseph Bayly's seven children died at young ages. He was intimately acquainted with the pain of death and was all too familiar with what he once called this enemy's "grim violence." But he was even more intimately acquainted with the One who conquered that enemy forever.

The View from a Hearse is Joe's simple, helpful meditation on death and grieving. He wrote it for those facing the death of a loved one, those still in the throes of grief, and for those preparing to die. Joe knew that peace with death doesn't come from understanding everything that happens to us, but in knowing the God who is in control of everything.

He wrote this little book to show that God has not promised His children an easy death or deathbed visions of glory. What He has promised is an open door beyond.

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October 5, 2014

Voices We Carry Finding Your One True Voice in a World of Clamor & Noise

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Reclaim Your Headspace and Find Your One True Voice

As a hospital chaplain, J.S. Park encountered hundreds of patients at the edge of life and death, listening as they urgently shared their stories, confessions, and final words. J.S. began to identify patterns in his patients' lives--patterns he also saw in his own life. He began to see that the events and traumas we experience throughout life become deafening voices that remain within us, even when the events are far in the past. He was surprised to find that in hearing the voices of his patients, he began to identify his own voices and all the ways they could both harm and heal.

In The Voices We Carry, J.S. draws from his experiences as a hospital chaplain to present the Voices Model. This model explores the four internal voices of self-doubt, pride, people-pleasing, and judgment, and the four external voices of trauma, guilt, grief, and family dynamics. He also draws from his Asian-American upbringing to examine the challenges of identity and feeling "other." J.S. outlines how to wrestle with our voices, and even befriend them, how to find our authentic voice in a world of mixed messages, and how to empower those who are voiceless.

Filled with evidence-based research, spiritual and psychological insights, and stories of patient encounters, The Voices We Carry is an inspiring memoir of unexpected growth, humor, and what matters most. For those wading through a world of clamor and noise, this is a guide to find your clear, steady voice.

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May 5, 2020

Wait with Me Meeting God in Loneliness

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"To be human is to be lonely." When his seventy-something spiritual director Friar Ugo spoke these words in a voice cracking with age, Jason Gaboury felt a deep sense of their truth. To the observer, Jason, a campus minister, active church member, and father with a young family, might not have seemed lonely. But it's how he felt. He has wrestled with loneliness ever since he can remember, perhaps before he can remember . . . through childhood, college, and into adulthood. When Friar Ugo challenged him to see loneliness as a context for friendship with God, things began to change. In these pages God invites you to stop and wait with him in your own moments of isolation and anxiety. It's an invitation into a journey through loneliness into a deeper life with God.
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May 19, 2020

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HEALING OP!!

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Combining careful research, biblical narratives, and personal stories of physical and spiritual healing, internationally known Bible teacher and counselor Dr. Harold Sala points to how trusting God yields lasting and eternal rewards in What You Need to Know About Healing. While no one is promised tomorrow, you will receive true encouragement for whatever circumstance may be yours, and you will better understand the compas- sionate nature of our Heavenly Father and how to find healing His way.

Chapters include "Is the Great Physician Still Practicing?" "Jehovah Rapha (the God Who Heals) in the Old Testament," "Healings that Defy Rationale," and "Redemptive Healing--Transforming Pain into a Life Purpose."

This dynamic resource is suitable for those who need physical or spiritual healing as well as for their family members, friends, caregivers, and other health or ministry professionals.

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January 1, 2013

When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden: Encouragement for Couples Facing Infertility (Revised and Updated)

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A trusted resource for couples struggling to have children

Millions of Americans experience infertility problems, leading to further hardships, including stress, sexual difficulties, marital discord, and a disturbing uncertainty about the future.

While focusing on these and other emotional and spiritual struggles that accompany infertility, Glahn and Cutrer also provide detailed information on associated medical issues and fertility treatments and alternatives. Questions at the end of each chapter and lists for recommended reading promote further discussion while case histories and personal testimonies make the facts relatable.

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July 1, 2016

When Suffering Is Redemptive Stories of How Anguish & Pain Accomplish Gods Mission

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When Suffering is Redemptive offers hope when life is difficult. The eight stories of this book do not seek to explain the "why" of suffering but rather the present ways that God transforms and redeems suffering, particularly how suffering leads to ministry opportunities. Though the stories are personal and sometimes difficult to tell, the authors are transparent with their struggles and honest in their questions. Yet they have not lost sight of Christ and his purpose for their lives. This book will challenge readers to develop a richer sense of God's sustaining grace in the midst of suffering and disability, hopefully resulting in the compassionate involvement of church ministries with those who are in the trenches of their own personal pain or struggles. Along with the personal stories, this book includes discussion questions and suggested resources at the end of each chapter.
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September 1, 2016

WHEN WE HURT PRAYER PREPARATION

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Whether our hurt is physical, emotional, or mental, in the end it is all the same - painful. Pain is a gift; not a thought we often have, but without pain we would never know when to move our hand from a hot stove or be able to empathize with friends and family that are going through so much. This gift book helps us to better understand pain and how to handle it in our daily lives. As a gift for someone going through chemotherapy or a couple that lost a child, this book allows them to experience the pain that they are feeling without guilt or regret - but instead as the gift it truly is.
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February 1, 2006