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Simple Beginnings

By Teri Lynn Gladd
  • ISBN Code: : 1664233008
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Pages : 134
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : simple-beginnings.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Looking back at where you have been, is not always the easy thing do. Coming out of this period in my life I have been fortunate to truly understand some of life’s most important lessons, ones that we often take for granted or at least I did. They have given me a new perspective on living and how to live.

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  • Pdf File: bringing-elizabeth-home.pdf

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  • Total of Pages : 246
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Book Short Summary:

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  • Book Code : N.a
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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

Welcome to the Journey! Your faith life is an ongoing journey. But God doesn’t want you to do this alone. God wants you to be a fisher of men and women. He wants you to be a disciple maker and help people follow Jesus by loving them through personal relationships. The first step of your discipleship process is the Love Someone Today booklet. (If you haven’t read it, go get one and read it with a friend.) The second step is this book. It contains eighteen spiritually enriching lessons that will help you grow in your personal relationship with the Lord, and is designed to be read with another person—a discipler or disciple. To follow Jesus, here are some basic truths you’ll need to learn: • How to Nurture Gratitude • How to Receive the Savior • How to Reject Evil • How to Live Your Eternal Life Now • How to Keep Growing • How to Pray Every Day • How to Serve God Keep walking with Jesus and invite others to walk with you. Take them on a journey of faith today. When you purchase this book, you also become a blessing to others, as Bo donates the royalties from all his books to his many dynamic ministries.

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Book Short Summary:

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Behold, I give you faith! Now, you have the ability to move and live and breathe in confidence; that everything you touch will work; all that you think about will become a positive influence and change lives; you will even become wealthy in the process. It would be absolutely wonderful for God to make that pronouncement to us and it becomes so. Fortunately and to what may be the ultimate paradox, the kind of faith we seek will only come by trials, perseverance, and yes, it is a journey that we all must take. Faith increases as it is used and grows exponentially when it is tested. The true depth of these "tests of faith" does not come because you decide to seek or pursue God more; these tests come because "faith" is alive and demands to be fed, even challenged. Admittedly, faith does appear to be somewhat illogical, but most goals or feats of greatness are often met with resistance; in the end, when the goal has been met, the feat obtained and the journey completed, it is only then, in clear hindsight that you realize that this was a test of your faith; subsequently, as you reflect on your travels, you think about all the things that you would have changed or done differently, only to later realize that if things were different you may not be who you are. The Logic of Faith is a reasonable a step along the path of your journey; through personal experiences, some good, some not so good, I share my experiences and trials of faith, so you can be enlightened and encouraged as you continue on your journey of understanding. Once you embrace and unite with your faith, the world will truly become your oyster and it will not matter where you are or what you are facing. My wife, Phyllis and our two sons, Ryan and Corban, are enjoying our journey of faith together; a journey that currently has us residing in Katy, Texas and a faith that will allow us to continue to move and live and have our being in Him.

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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1973669897
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

“The extraordinary twists and turns of the spiritual journey of Elisheva Irma Diaz reflect and illumine the tumultuous era in which we live. The universally recognized border separating Judaism and Christianity is now a blur. Elisheva’s story shows that the insecurity that has ensued may also open us up to unimagined blessing.” — Rabbi Mark S. Kinzer, PhD, author of Jerusalem Crucified, Jerusalem Risen (2018), and Searching Her Own Mystery (2015) As powerfully quoted by Joseph Shulam in the foreword of this book, “There are medical books written by doctors who have researched, studied issues, and gained knowledge in their professional capacity. However, very few of these medical books were written by doctors who themselves have experienced the illness in their own bodies”. This author’s journey to reclaim her Sephardic Jewish heritage led her on an adventure that began in the early nineties with a full-time Christian ministry that eventually propelled her into a powerful ten-year insightful journey. She went from an ordained Pastor of Pastors with a successful ministry into Judaism and soon after her transition, enrolled herself in formal rabbinic studies and was ordained a Rabbi in 2012. Through this spiritual journey filled with intense study and spiritual experiences, she writes what some may think, but would most likely never say. She has further concluded without a shadow of a doubt that both Judaism and Christianity are broken but God has chosen to dwell in them both. She is quick to confess, “Christianity and Judaism broke my heart, yet, both Christianity and Judaism brought me closer to the knowledge of God”. Blessed be He!

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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098094476
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 752
  • Pdf File: broken.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Everyone has them: storms, whirlwinds, or news that shakes your world, turns you upside down and inside out, leaving you broken. Where do you turn? How do you even begin to put the pieces back together again or is it even possible? The phone call was unexpected and unpredictable and left me completely broken. The out- of-the-blue, off-the-charts test results became a game changer. Leukemia was not part of my plan. As I questioned whether it was a mistake, I remembered that God either allows, arranges, or appoints everything in our life. What are those fiery tests of faith that have come your way? Have they become defining moments and challenges that test all that you believe? No matter how prepared we think we are, there are some things that are beyond our control but not beyond His control. Come with me on this journey of faith and find the treasures hidden within the trials and His way back from being gracefully broken to being made gracefully whole again.

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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 151272629X
  • Total of Pages : 282
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  • Pdf File: to-greece-and-the-distant-islands.pdf

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What makes a successful London business woman leave it all behind to live on a Greek island? Living in a delightful, English country village, she had everything most people dream of. After a supernatural experience while on a Greek island, Barbara believed that she was to leave it all behind and move to Greece. But why and what exactly would she do when she got there? Seeking guidance at the outset, she had asked God to answer three very practical questions. Why Greece of all places? How should I do it? When am I supposed to do all this? The miraculous answers to those three questions were to change her life forever. She left behind the city banks with the security of a regular income and initially lived the simple outdoor life on a campsite on Paros. Having given away the money from the sale of her house before it was even sold, she had limited funds and no idea how she would live. Did God really tell her to go, or was she just deluded?

A Journey of Faith: Moving from the Middle East to the West

By Dr. Safwat Bishara
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1462022286
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 384
  • Pdf File: a-journey-of-faith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First, it describes the life of a mainstream, Christian family living in Egypt. The agony involved for the head of the family (the author) to make the decision of taking his wife and three young daughters from the safety of living among family and friends that provided a hedge against the unknown and uncertainty of moving to another country and a new culture. It describes how Divine intervention tilted the balance in favor going ahead with the decision to move to America. The book entails several circumstances that clearly manifested God's desire for us to leave the country in which we had lived most of our lives. Second, the book describes how the basically Islamic, Arabic culture of the Middle East compares with the essentially Christian culture of the United States. It deals with the subtle underlying teachings of Islam that affect social and spiritual lives of people living in Muslim-majority societies. The book describes how deeply-ingrained ideas can enhance or prohibit advancement of society.

Begin

By Bob Franquiz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1441244492
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 913
  • Pdf File: begin.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When someone becomes a new Christian, they are often left wondering what to do next. What does it mean to be a Christian? Where do they start? Bob Franquiz, founding pastor of Calvary Fellowship in Miami has built a road map for new Christians in Begin. He leads young believers to the starting points--Bible reading, prayer, church, fellowship, and baptism--that lead to a rich life of following Christ. New Christians will discover the practices that encourage spiritual growth and develop a process that allows them to keep growing closer to God for a lifetime.

God in the Midst of Thorns

By Christopher Talley,Hilda Talley
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1973661160
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 907
  • Pdf File: god-in-the-midst-of-thorns.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Christopher and Hilda Talley were living what they thought was the American dream. They had two beautiful and healthy daughters, a comfortable home, cars, clothes, food on the table, a wonderful faith community, and two terrific jobs they loved. They played at life just as hard as they worked for their lifestyle, traveling in the United States and to foreign lands as often as possible. But in 1999, that all came crashing down. Hilda went from a happy and healthy person to someone who struggles for every breath she takes, after an inadequately trained pesticide tech came into her office. Two minutes after he left, she was fighting for her life. The chemical permanently damaged her lungs and vocal cords and led to two debilitating diseases: reactive airways dysfunction syndrome and vocal cord dysfunction. Their family life changed instantly. In God in the Midst of Thorns, Christopher and Hilda share their story, a story intertwined with the testament of God’s love and the power of Christian community, as they began their journey of learning to live a new normal. The Talleys discuss how, in their struggle for understanding, they both found a new and deeper relationship with God.

Dancing with Camels

By Mike Burnard
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1504981561
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 412
  • Pdf File: dancing-with-camels.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It would be such a waste of time if we read the book and do not move on to a next level of followship. The journey of faith should become a cycle of faith with new levels of commitment that will be required as we start higher and deeper levels of the process time and again. Moving from discipleship to apostleship on the journey of faith will require that we sit down and count the cost once again, but this time on a higher level. Let us consider the words of A. J. Nock: The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it that counts, but how much it digests. So let us digest, act, and do.

Our Ebenezer

By Pam Dysinger
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  • Publisher : TEACH Services, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1479606367
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 572
  • Pdf File: our-ebenezer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

John and Pam Dysinger started life together with the desire to serve. Young and idealistic, they headed to Kenya with the passion to make a difference in the lives of children and youth. For the next eight years the classroom was their platform for ministry. Then the call came. Like Abraham’s call to leave the comforts of home for an unknown destination, their call was to leave the comforts of employment, for an unknown occupation. In a world of fractured relationships, John was called to come home and join Pam in the raising of their children. Farming was God’s appointed vehicle to unite the family. Together they worked toward common goals and experienced the exhilaration of conquering seemingly insurmountable tasks; together they experienced the fears and struggles of “failure” and the financial constraints of “poverty.” Walk with them through this candid account of their experience as they learned to follow God and depend on Him alone. Grapple with them as they faced the harsh realities of learning to farm; cling with them to the promises of God and the desire to be faithful to His call. Above all, come to know that, while your path may not be exactly the same, God wants this same kind of intimate relationship with you.

A Journey of Faith

By Sunseria Jackson
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1483606813
  • Total of Pages : 118
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 138
  • Pdf File: a-journey-of-faith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Journey of Faith is a memoir written during a time Sunseria decided to convert from Christianity to Islam. She talks about what made her decide to convert to Islam and how the transition between the two faiths affected her lifestyle and her relationships with friends, family, and her marriage. During the 6 years as a Muslim, she struggled between the desire to want to be a Muslim and fighting with her husband about her new life. She would later fi nd herself at a cross road, choosing to stay with her husband or leaving her marriage to pursue her new life. She would later decide to leave her marriage to pursue the life as a Muslim. After her divorce she realizes that this was a mistake and her faith began to waiver and she slowly began to pull away from the religion. No longer wearing the hijab, Sunseria still finds difficulty living her new life, but continues to hold on to her faith and her trust in God.

A Journey of Faith

By Serville Waterman PhD DD
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1532097204
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 299
  • Pdf File: a-journey-of-faith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

While growing up in Barbados, Serville Waterman was first made aware that he was a black boy with unique abilities. After experiencing foretelling visions, strange apparitions, and uncanny happenings that included seeing and being rescued by angels from precarious situations, Serville eventually came to embrace these occurrences as special gifts while learning to rely on prayer, hymns, and God for strength to endure all of life’s challenges. In a fascinating memoir accompanied by photographs, Serville chronicles his journey through life as it led him from Barbados at age fifteen to England and ultimately to New York several years later. As he shares insight into his coming-of-age journey into manhood that included many colorful incidents as well as trials and tribulations and obstacles and hinderances, Serville reveals how he continued to strive for excellence and attain his goals while reassuring others that they are not alone in their struggles and that we are all strong enough to face whatever comes in the future. A Journey of Faith shares the faith-filled story of one man’s experiences as his life path led him from Barbados to England and eventually the United States to achieve his dreams.

Wife of a Soldier, a Journey of Faith

By Diana Juergens
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  • Publisher : PublishAmerica
  • Book Code : 1462638309
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 679
  • Pdf File: wife-of-a-soldier-a-journey-of-faith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Wife of a Soldier, a Journey of Faith is about one woman’s journey over the last twenty-two years as an army spouse. Each chapter is filled with the realities of the challenges and blessing she has faced, along with her family, as she has lived out the military lifestyle, in support of her soldier. Her goal is to encourage other military spouses by using her lessons learned to give them a new perspective as they face the difficult journey required of today’s military family. Her hope is that God’s faithfulness will shine through her simple message and that each woman would realize they too have a story to tell that will encourage others because of the strength and courage God places in the heart of the military spouse.

A Journey of Faith, Disappointments, and Healing

By Darien Marie Barnaby- Toussaint
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1504967135
  • Total of Pages : 52
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 234
  • Pdf File: a-journey-of-faith-disappointments-and-healing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Have you ever felt discouraged and despondent? Do you ever feel like no one understands your pain? Are you convinced that trials and testing are unique to you? Well, ‘A Journey of Faith, Disappointment and Healing’ is the perfect book for you. This true story encapsulates a young lady’s struggles, hurt, brokenness, turmoil of soul, regret, and anger as she grapples with the sad reality that life sometimes throws hardballs at you. However, as the story unfolds, the scene changes, and the healing and miraculous hand of God turns sorrow into joy, brokenness into restoration, and despair into hope.

Aftershock: A Journey of Faith to Haiti

By M.A. Coulter
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 9781449719043
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 788
  • Pdf File: aftershock.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For four consecutive days in early 2010, it was the number one news story in the world. Ten Americans left the security and comfort of their homes, placed jobs on hold, and left family and friends behind to help Haitian children victimized by the January 12, 2010, earthquake. Despite their admirable intents, the Christians were charged with kidnapping, criminal association, and attempting to arrange “irregular” travel. What Satan intended for evil, God used for good. Experience their unwavering faith. Experience their reliance on God’s sustaining power, His endless grace, and His abiding presence. And trust, as they trust, that God will use their sacrifices to bring about meaningful change in Haiti. The full measure of their service is yet to be realized ...