Gloria furman, author of glimpses of Grace and Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full"Relationships are hard. Thank you, jessica, for reminding me that God always meets my mess with his mercy and my failure with his forgiveness. She does this with humor, honesty, and confession from her own experience, not with advice as a relational guru.
Everyday Grace: Infusing All Your Relationships With the Love of Jesus #ad - Justin S. Jessica humbly guides us to see that only by being a recipient of God's grace can we be agents of grace in our relationships. Jessica thompson knows this too and shares how she fights to take her gaze off herself and onto the only one who can help our broken relationships--Jesus. So how can we form strong, are bound to mess up? Thankfully, resilient bonds with people who, like us, it's not all on us.
But it is not filled with practical tips that would trivialize the difficulty of these things. Nor is it a book of relational psychology that would strategize a resolution to these things. Her method doesn't come from a list of ways to implement change; rather, she focuses on the gospel that transforms hearts and minds.
Exploring Grace Together: 40 Devotionals for the FamilyCrossway #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Children need more than behavior modification. They need the gospel. But every parent knows how hard it can be to communicate the truth of God’s Word and the message of God’s grace in a way that engages the hearts, minds, and affections of the little ones we love so much. Assisting parents with this high calling, Jessica Thompson offers us an alternative to merely telling our kids what they must do to please God and be a “good Christian.
Designed for the whole family, this collection of gospel-centered devotionals will help you teach your children to treasure and rely on Jesus more than anything else.
Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of JesusCrossway #ad - But what exactly do we mean by “good?” and is “being good” really the point?mother-daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson contend that every way we try to make our kids “good” is simply an extension of Old Testament Law―a set of standards that is not only unable to save our children, but also powerless to change them.
Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus #ad - No, rules are not the answer. Over 100, 000 copies soldAll of us want to raise good kids. And we want to be good parents. Christian parenting. If this is not the message your children hear, if you are just telling them to “be good, ” then the gospel needs to transform your parenting too. Give them grace is a revolutionary perspective on parenting that shows us how to receive the gospel afresh and give grace in abundance, helping our children know the dazzling love of Jesus and respond with heartfelt obedience.
What they need is grace. We must tell our kids of the grace-giving God who freely adopts rebels and transforms them into loving sons and daughters. Used book in Good Condition. Parenting. Christ. Christian.
How to Help Your Anxious Teen: Discovering the Surprising Sources of Their Worries and FearsHarvest House Publishers #ad - She wants you to understand the issues surrounding teenage anxiety and how our culture, the church, and perhaps even you may be contributing to the problem. Parenting. But there is help and hope for you and your teenager. Christian. Christ. Christian parenting. Gospel. They may also use their kids’ accomplishments to build their own identity or try to be their children’s best friend.
Help your teen find joy and peace if your son or daughter is suffering from anxiety, you probably have more questions than answers: What is causing the anxiety? Is this normal teenage angst or something more serious? What can I do to help? Jessica Thompson, the mother of three teens, has seen kids struggle with anxiousness.
How to Help Your Anxious Teen: Discovering the Surprising Sources of Their Worries and Fears #ad - When you equip yourself with truth from the gospel and the rest of God’s Word, you can help your child to cope with anxiety, and your family can experience greater freedom and peace. Used book in Good Condition. The church, though well-intentioned, sometimes places undue pressure on teens to “do big things for God” and “be the best Christian you can be.
Caring parents may inadvertently overcorrect their teens’ behavior and try to control it “helicopter parenting”. The culture tells kids that it’s not okay to be normal, academic, that social media is vital to their well-being, and that athletic, and other accolades are all-important.
Scandalous Stories: A Sort of Commentary on Parables1517 Publishing #ad - Parenting. Parables are some of the most familiar stories in the Bible, yet their interpretations and applications are anything but uniform. Used book in Good Condition. Scandalous stories is a "sort" of commentary on these familiar stories that are steeped in God's offensive grace and loving mercy for sinners and saints alike.
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Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the PuritansLexham Press #ad - Gospel. Christian parenting. Used book in Good Condition. Parenting. Christian. This combination is on display in Piercing Heaven, a collection of carefully selected prayers from leading Puritans. These rich expressions of deep Christian faith are a shining example of holy living. The puritan combination of warm piety and careful intellect have fueled a renaissance of interest in their movement.
The language in these prayers has been slightly updated for a modern audience while still retaining the elevated tone of the Puritans. Christ. That prayer is most likely to pierce heaven which first pierces one's own heart. For the puritans, prayer was neither casual nor dull. Their prayers were passionate affairs, from earnestly pleading for mercy to joyful praise.
Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans #ad - With prayers from richard baxter, and many more, John Owen, Thomas Brooks, each prayer reminds us that heartfelt prayer is central to the Christian life.
Upside-Down SpiritualityBaker Books #ad - He helps readers delight in all of the ways that Jesus turned the world upside-down, allowing us to experience true freedom, not from our weaknesses but in the midst of them. Christian. In our age when the church can too often seem like a poor copy of the world, Chad Bird challenges us to reclaim the astounding originality of our ancient, backward faith.
Parenting. Why? because what human wisdom deems indispensable is so often an impediment to our spiritual growth, and what it deems insignificant is so often essential to it. With compelling examples from the Bible and today, Bird paints an enticing picture of the counterintuitive, countercultural life that God wants for us.
Upside-Down Spirituality #ad - Gospel. Used book in Good Condition. Christ. Christian parenting. Where the world stresses the importance of success, Bird invites readers to embrace nine specific failures in the areas of our personal lives, our relationships, and the church.
Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected PlacesBaker Books #ad - That means they're the kind of lives God gets excited about. Used book in Good Condition. In our day of celebrity worship and online posturing, this is a refreshing, even transformative way of understanding God and our place in his creation. Most of us are regular people who have good days and bad days. Christ.
Parenting. And it demonstrates that god has always been the Lord of the cross--a Savior who hides his grace in unattractive, inglorious places. Your god is too glorious reminds readers that while a quiet life may look unimpressive to the world, it's the regular, everyday people that God tends to use to do his most important work.
Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places #ad - Our lives are radically ordinary and unexciting. Christian parenting. Gospel. While the world worships beauty and power and wealth, working in unawesome people, the foolish, God hides his glory in the simple, things, the mundane, and places. It urges us to treasure a life of simplicity, to love those whom the world passes by, to work for God's glory rather than our own.
Taste and See: Discovering God among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food MakersZondervan #ad - Christian parenting. After arriving in the promised Land, God reveals himself as Barbecue Master, delighting in meat sacrifices. You'll descend 400 feet below ground into the frosty white caverns of a salt mine, spend time with a Texas butcher known as "the meat apostle, fish on the Sea of Galilee, bake fresh matzo at Yale University, ferry to a remote island in Croatia to harvest olives, " and wander a California farm with one of the world's premier fig farmers.
With each visit, not as theologians, "how do you read these Scriptures, Margaret asks, but in light of what you do every day?" Their answers will forever change the way you read the Bible - and approach every meal. Taste and see is a delicious read that includes dozens of recipes for those who, like Margaret, believe some of life's richest moments are spent savoring a meal with those you love.
Taste and See: Discovering God among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers #ad - Perhaps god's foodie focus is meant to do more than satisfy our bellies. Gospel. It's meant to heal our souls, as we learn to taste and see the goodness of God together. Christ. When the israelites wander in the desert for forty years, God, the Pastry Chef, delivers the sweet bread of heaven. Parenting. After all, food is God's love made edible.
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Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal SoulEerdmans #ad - Christian. Gospel. Christian parenting. Parenting. Journeys that begin in brokenness rarely follow a straight road to healing. There are twists and turns—and setbacks—on the path of repentance. Night driving tells the story of a pastor and seminary professor whose moral failures destroyed his marriage and career, left his life in ruins, and sent him spiraling into a decade-long struggle against God.
Used book in Good Condition. Drawing on his expertise as an old testament scholar, addiction, bird weaves together his own story, the biblical story, anger, and the stories of fellow prodigals as he peels back the layers of denial, and grief to help readers come face-to-face both with their own identities and with the God who alone can heal them.
Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul #ad - Christ. Forced to fight the demons of his past in the cab of the semi-truck he drove at night through the Texas oil fields, Chad Bird slowly began to limp toward grace and healing.
The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever NewNew Growth Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The Ology. Parenting. The story begins in the cellar of the old stone cathedral, where Carla and Timothy uncover a life-changing treasure: a carefully wrapped, ancient book known as The Ology. Young readers will discover a tale of adventure, mystery, themselves, which will lead them to the truth about God, and wonder, and the world around them.
Christ. Gospel. Arranged within a traditional systematic theological framework, each truth in The Ology is also connected to the larger redemptive story of Scripture. However you read it, the ology will give your children a gift that will last a lifetime—a solid foundation of transformative biblical truth that will point them to the God who loves them and gave himself for them.
The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New #ad - Christian. As a father to six children, machowski knows how to intentionally create a vivid resource, full of analogies and word pictures to help kids grasp difficult theological concepts. The ology is a starting point to learning theology and aims to create a hunger and desire in children to learn more as they grow older.
The ology by best-selling children's author Marty Machowski is a stunningly illustrated beginner's theology book to help kids of all ages understand who God is and how we, as his children, relate to him. This storybook of systematic theology takes abstract concepts in the Bible and makes them easier to understand with the use of creative examples, illustrations, and analogies.