We live in a fallen world where offenses and serious grievances occur in every person's life. These painful situations, no matter how slight or serious, demand that we face the question, "Does God expect me to forgive?" The answer is clear. The choice is ours to obey. The power comes from God alone. I Choose to Forgive tells the heartbreaking journey from devastation to freedom from the unique perspective of a mother, father, and sibling on the ultimate offense of murder. In addition, the powerful testimony of the murderer's journey of finding forgiveness is shared in his own words. These personal stories are rooted in a strong biblical foundation, which undergirds the practical steps of choosing forgiveness.
We live in a fallen world where offenses and serious grievances occur in every person’s life. These painful situations, no matter how slight or serious, demand that we face the question, “Does God expect me to forgive?” The answer is clear. The choice is ours to obey. The power comes from God alone. I Choose to Forgive tells the heartbreaking journey from devastation to freedom from the unique perspective of a mother, father, and sibling on the ultimate offense of murder. In addition, the powerful testimony of the murderer’s journey of finding forgiveness is shared in his own words. These personal stories are rooted in a strong biblical foundation, which undergirds the practical steps of choosing forgiveness.
After Daniel disappeared that long-ago Christmas Eve, Lydia built a life with his brother. But now she's a widow and Daniel has reappeared, asking for forgiveness. Can she go back to her normal life with her long-lost love as her neighbor?
Growing up in Upstate New York during the 1940s and 1950s was idyllic in many ways, with wintertime sledding and summer days spent on the shores of Lake Ontario. But even though she was involved in school activities and had friends, Diane harbored a painful secret: her father was an alcoholic. Often out of work, he might explode with rage at the dinner table because someone chewed too loudly, or accuse Dianes mother of infidelity, or pass out naked, sprawled across his bed, within sight of anyone who came to the front door. Not surprisingly, Diane learned to fear, resent, and mistrust her father. Unfortunately, there are many stories like Dianes, in which families are traumatized by abuse. Hers could have ended there, but thanks to a loving God, it did not. What makes Dianes story different is that she learned about the power of forgiveness. In Choosing to Forgive she shares her insights into this most precious but sometimes mysterious gift from God. How do we forgive people when they have deeply wronged us? What if we dont want to? What does forgiveness look like in everyday life? Diane has asked these questions and others in her journey toward forgiving the man who caused her such pain. Intended for both those whose circumstances are similar to Dianes and those simply want to learn more about forgiveness, this moving memoir tells the story of how forgiveness freed her to have a rich and happy life.
In a fictitious, ideal world where omnipotent beings behave with perfection, someone has the desire to experience forgiveness. Since there are neither offenses nor pride there, for it is perfect, such wish is not easily realizable. However, once the wish is expressed, the world looses its perfection, because in it there is an unsatisfied desire. That is, an impossibility even for omnipotent beings. In the book you will meet the solution which resettles their omnipotence and perfection, allowing all to experience forgiveness. Interesting visions of life are exposed, and although fictitious, they may be useful for us, here - to forgive, but moreover to exercise love to God, to our fellow men and to ourselves. Dont miss reading this book. Meditate about the possibilities presented, and observe your life transform itself to the best. As a reward, maybe besides understanding a facet of forgiveness, you will be able to realize that much of what we do, whether good or not, is just another way of increasing the love between us. Perhaps you will realize further, that there is only one of us and that we are all one, finally making into a whole, boundless divine family.
What you know about the Bible affects how you live. Yet the Bible is a big book—where do you begin? In 50 Most Important Teachings of the Bible, bestselling author Jim George highlights key teachings every believer should know. With great clarity and simplicity, this book focuses on the most essential elements of the faith, with entries such as... the Bible is the ultimate handbook for life God is here and is not silent the Holy Spirit is the secret weapon of every Christian Satan is not as powerful as you think he is once God has a hold on you, He'll never let go Learn the great truths of the Bible and make them real in your life. You'll be strengthened and encouraged as you do!
Even though we want to be content and trust God, we can still feel overwhelmed by worry. Filled with encouragement and practical help for overcoming anxiety, this 12-session Bible study for women explains what God says about contentment and offers ways to apply it to daily life.
This set includes The 5 Love Languages, The 5 Love Languages for Men, The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers, and The 5 Love Languages of Children. In The 5 Love Languages, #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together. In The 5 Love Languages for Men, Dr. Chapman guides husbands in identifying, understanding, and speaking their wife’s love language. Husbands are commanded to love their wives, but do you know what really makes your wife feel loved? Are you tired of missed cues and confusing signals? Everyone has a primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. Each chapter concludes with ten simple and practical ideas for expressing that love language to your wife. You’ll both enjoy taking the new love languages assessment and building a lasting, loving marriage. Includes a promotional code to gain exclusive online access to the new comprehensive love languages assessment. In The 5 Love Languages of Children, the author examines the different languages your children speak. Sometimes they wager for your attention, and other times they ignore you completely. Sometimes they are filled with gratitude and affection, and other times they seem totally indifferent. Attitude. Behavior. Development. Everything depends on the love relationship between you and your child. When children feel loved, they do their best. But how can you make sure your child feels loved? Since 1992, Dr. Gary Chapman's best-selling book The Five Love Languages has helped more than 300,000 couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak each others love language. Each child, too, expresses and receives love through one of five different communication styles. And your love language may be totally different from that of your child. While you are doing all you can to show your child love, he may be hearing it as something completely opposite.Discover your child's primary language and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior. In The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers, Dr. Gary Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live; explains the developmental changes; and give tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teens love language. Socially, mentally, and spiritually teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these peer pressures; it is still parents who can influence teens the most. Are you equipped to love your teenager effectively? Get practical tips on loving your teen effectively and explore key issues in your teen’s life including anger and independence. Finally learn how to set boundaries that are enforced with discipline and consequences, and discover useful ways for the difficult task of loving when your teen fails. Get ready to discover how the principles of the five love languages can really work in the lives of your teens and family. Over 400,000 copies sold!
I have spent many a year, and shed many a tear over bitterness in my life time, including experiencing the condemnation it brings. I grew up feeling very rejected in life. As a result, I developed a very low self-esteem of life. My biggest argument was always, 'But I know how I feel', when someone would try to offer me counsel. Our personal feelings are very real, but very false! I had to learn the truth of God's word of who I really am. Please read this book and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you to your freedom in Christ from the emotions you fight with every day. The second part deals with bitterness we could not avoid and that we need to deal with this bitterness with forgiveness as well.
Living in Kingdom Power will help you discover God's desire and ability to meet your deepest need and point out the areas that may be hindering you from living the abundant life Jesus promised in John 10:10. Jo Ann Atherton, ministry leader and teacher, reveals the love that God has for each of His children and His desire that we step into the resurrection life of Jesus Christ. The author offers the "How-to's" of overcoming life's hurts and hindrances. The truths shared in this book will help you experience the restoring love and power of the Heavenly Father and give you tools to help others experience joy and freedom in Christ. Bob and Jo Ann Atherton have experienced great success in the pastoral ministry for many years, but have also experienced grief and trauma over the death of their first spouses. God supernaturally put them together in 2006 to complete the work that was started in the early 80's by Jo Ann and her first husband Don Dehon. God took Jo Ann on a healing journey that includes deliverance from life hurts, fears and compulsions. Together Bob and Jo Ann direct Sunrise Ministries International, an outreach to bring restoration to those with life-limiting addictions, compulsions and childhood hurts. The Sunrise Seminars offer help, hope and healing to all who want to break free from the roots of life's most persistent and controlling problems. In addition to the work in the USA this ministry has equipped pastors and leaders in Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Africa, Canada, Singapore, Europe and India.
Do you long to pray powerful prayers that impact Heaven and shake earth? Do you want to partner with God to deliver victory in challenging circumstances? Do you want to see God move powerfully in the lives of your loved ones? For more than 40 years, Germaine Copeland, author of the Prayers That Avail Much Series, has been helping millions of people prayand get results! This revised and updated edition is an all-in-one collection of Germaine Copelands three bestselling works. This book will enhance your ability to pray by placing dozens of specific, powerful prayers and scriptures at your fingertips. Whether you are a seasoned prayer warrior or a novice, this foundational work will empower you to pray with confidence, and witness the amazing effects.
Too many of us feel trapped in stagnant romantic, family, or workplace relationships. Weighed down by toxic thoughts and emotions, we might be quick to judge and slow to pardon, and self-righteous about our feelings as we dwell on memories of what we or others did (or failed to do). In this new book, Iyanla Vanzant challenges us to liberate ourselves from the wounds of the past and to embrace the new power of forgiveness. With Iyanla’s 21-Day Forgiveness Plan, you’ll explore relationship dynamics with your parents, children, friends, partners, co-workers, bosses, yourself, and even God. With journaling work and Emotional Freedom Techniques (also known as "tapping"), you’ll learn to live with more love; gain new clarity on your life, lessons, and blessings; and discover a new level of personal freedom, peace, and well-being. Forgiveness doesn’t mean agreeing with, condoning, or even liking what has happened. Forgiveness means letting go and knowing that—regardless of how challenging, frightening, or difficult an experience may seem—everything is just as it needs to be in order for you to grow and learn. When you focus on how things "should" be, you deny the presence and power of love. Accept the events of the past, while being willing to change your perspective on them. As Iyanla says, "Only forgiveness can liberate minds and hearts once held captive by anger, bitterness, resentment, and fear. Forgiveness is a true path to freedom that can renew faith, build trust, and nourish the soul."