Summary: It's Monday morning. Are you wondering if your ministry to kids at church yesterday....+
It's Monday morning. Are you wondering if your ministry to kids at church yesterday made any difference at all? With a fresh approach to spiritual formation in the lives of kids and their families, this audio book will reawaken your passion for ministry and give you new vision for what is most important in the lives you shepherd. Dr. Michelle Anthony shares stories that will inspire you and provide the tools you need to:
• Partner with parents to equip them as spiritual leaders in their homes.
• Motivate children and teenagers to step out of their comfort zones and into a lifetime of faith.
• Create intentional space for the kids in your care to meet Jesus.
Dreaming of More for the Next Generation is not program-driven—it encourages you to be Spirit-driven as you minister to kids and their parents.
Summary: What if being in love isn't a good enough reason to get married? What if dating....+
What if being in love isn't a good enough reason to get married? What if dating isn't about finding "the one," but about serving the one who loves you most? Don't get married until you listen to this audiobook. In The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas challenges you to think beyond finding a "soul mate" and to look for a "sole mate" - someone who will walk with you on your spiritual journey. After all, if you don't know why to marry, you won't know who to marry. The Sacred Search casts a vision for building a relationship around a shared spiritual mission - and making a marriage with eternity at its heart.
Summary: Do you know someone who could use some encouragement? Perhaps that someone....+
Do you know someone who could use some encouragement? Perhaps that someone is you. When God Makes Lemonade comes from the lives of everyday folk — a collection of stories about people like you who have discovered unexpected sweetness in the midst of sour circumstances. Some of these real-life stories are laugh-out-loud funny, others are sobering, and more than a few will have you reaching for a tissue. But these true stories all have one thing in common: hope. There is no question; life will sometimes give you lemons: out-of-your-control issues of health, employment, and relationships, circumstances that are truly sour — you wouldn’t wish them on anyone. But when those lemons become lemonade, it is as refreshing as an ice-cold drink on a hot summer day. When in life “stuff happens,” know that Lemonade Happens™ too! Be encouraged and inspired . . . When God Makes Lemonade.
Summary: "If our families are to flourish, we will need to learn and practice ways of....+
"If our families are to flourish, we will need to learn and practice ways of forgiving those who have had the greatest impact upon us: our mothers and fathers."
Do you struggle with the deep pain of a broken relationship with a parent? Leslie Leyland Fields and Dr. Jill Hubbard invite you to walk with them as they explore the following questions:
What does the Bible say about forgiveness? Why must we forgive at all?
How do we honor those who act dishonorably toward us, especially when those people are as influential as our parents? Can we ever break free from the 'sins of our fathers'?
What does forgiveness look like in the lives of real parents and children? Does forgiveness mean I have to let an estranged parent back into my life? Is it possible to forgive a parent who has passed away?
Through the authors' own compelling personal stories combined with a fresh look at the Scriptures, Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers illustrates and instructs in the practice of authentic forgiveness, leading you away from hate and hurt toward healing, hope, and freedom.
Summary: A mismatch blessed by heaven...If your husband does not share your faith, you....+
A mismatch blessed by heaven...
If your husband does not share your faith, you may feel like you are walking a tightrope of spiritual survival — guarding the flame of your belief in Christ, yet unable to share it with the person you love most in the world. But your spiritually mismatched marriage can be a vibrant, blessed relationship where you're free to grow in love with God and your man!
Winning Him Without Words, written by Lynn Donovan and Dineen Miller, both Christian women married to unbelieving husbands, is your invitation to thrive instead of survive.
In addition, Lynn and Dineen share prayers and Scripture verses that have brought comfort, healing and hope to friends in their online community, spirituallyunequalmarriage.com. You are not alone! God desires to bless your marriage and grow your faith . . . in other words, He wants you to thrive.
Summary: Change the way you think about leadership. At the age of 33, Dr. Albert Mohler....+
Change the way you think about leadership. At the age of 33, Dr. Albert Mohler became the youngest president in the 153-year history of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the driving force behind the school’s transformation into a thriving institution with an international reputation characterized by a passionate conviction for truth. In the process, he became one of the most important and prominent Christian voices in contemporary culture. What will it take to transform your leadership? Effective leaders need more than administrative skills and vision. They need to be able to change the hearts and minds of those they lead. Leadership like this requires passionate beliefs that can stand up to pressure from outside and within. Now, for the first time, Dr. Mohler reveals 25 principles to crystallize your convictions, while revolutionizing your thinking, your decision making, your communication, and ultimately those you lead.
Summary: Well-known Christian moms and dads reveal the words that have mattered most....+
Well-known Christian moms and dads reveal the words that have mattered most for their family. Whether it’s a crying baby or a rebellious teenager, every parent has moments with their kids that they wish they’d been better prepared to handle -- if only they’d known. This audio book, published in conjunction with Focus on the Family, shares heartwarming and vulnerable experiences from well-known moms and dads. Their surprising, sometimes humorous, and always relatable stories of raising kids -- and their warm accounts of the advice that got them through -- will put your heart at ease as you learn to embrace one of life’s most important assignments: parenthood.
Summary: Respected Christian couples open up about the wisdom that has made the difference....+
Respected Christian couples open up about the wisdom that has made the difference in their marriage. Nearly 20 of today’s Christian authors, speakers, and entertainers relay their joys and fears, their triumphs and failures -- and the advice that got them through -- in this inspiring collection from Focus on the Family. The names of these husbands and wives, like their experiences, will be familiar to anyone who’s ever said, “I do.” But the transforming advice these couples received when they needed it most is what will motivate you and your spouse -- whether you’re newlyweds or in your golden years -- to strengthen your relationship and keep your lifelong bond growing.
Summary: You don't have to be controlled by difficult people! Strange as it may seem,....+
You don't have to be controlled by difficult people! Strange as it may seem, other people are not nearly as committed to our happiness as we are. In fact, sometimes it seems like they’re on a mission to make us miserable! There’s always that one person. The one who hijacks our emotions. The one who seems to thrive on drama. If we could just “fix” that person, everything would be better. But we can’t fix other people. We can only make choices about ourselves. In this cut-to-the-chase audio book, communication expert Mike Bechtle shows you how to stop being a victim of other people’s craziness. With commonsense wisdom and proactive advice that you can put into practice immediately, Bechtle gives you a proven strategy to handle crazy people -- and stay sane while doing it. There will always be difficult people. But this fresh perspective on dealing with them can change your life -- starting today!
Summary: Drawing on the surprising results of the author’s American Truth Survey,....+
Drawing on the surprising results of the author’s American Truth Survey, The Truth Advantage is the ultimate guide to putting your mind at rest, getting your life back on track, and making the most of every personal, social, and business relationship. Studies have shown that most of us lie once or twice a day and deceive at least thirty people every week. We pay a high price for our lies--the mental energy it takes to concoct and remember them, the emotional stress caused by fear of getting caught in one, and the damage to our reputation when we do get caught--but it doesn’t have to be that way. In The Truth Advantage, prominent trial attorney and Fox News Channel legal analyst Lis Wiehl reveals that telling the truth is easier than lying. Telling the truth makes other people respect you and encourages them to be truthful with you. Honesty forges deep, powerful, and life-changing bonds that make every part of your life happier and more rewarding. In this transformative guide, Lis Wiehl helps you become more forthright, less evasive, and true to your word. Using straightforward techniques that have helped her achieve positive results using truth in her own life as a mother and TV personality, she introduces The 7 Keys to a Happy and Fulfilling Life. The Truth Advantage shows you how to become someone you’d like to have as a friend, as a colleague, and as a partner by discovering how to listen, get your facts straight, and choose the right time to deliver important truths. Nobody’s perfect, but for many people, the most difficult kind of truth telling is the admission that you have done something wrong or made a mistake. Citing examples from everyday life to very public scandals, Wiehl argues that honesty is always the best policy and gives practical advice on how to respond when confronted with your own misdeeds. Some people say hurtful things in public and excuse themselves by claiming they’re just “being honest.” Wiehl shares her time tested ground rules for addressing hard truths with the people you care about with the least amount of pain and the best chance of a positive outcome. It’s one thing to be truthful yourself--quite another to know whether others are being truthful with you. Using her Lie Detector Test, Wiehl gives you the way to determine whether you’re being told the truth--not for the triumph of catching someone in a lie but to encourage greater honesty among friends, family, and coworkers. This one-of-a-kind audio book will help you become the best, most powerful person you can be by using one uncomplicated tool--the Truth Advantage.
Summary: Boys will be boys--always. And no one has a more powerful impact on them than....+
Boys will be boys--always. And no one has a more powerful impact on them than you, Mom. Surprise! Your boy wants to please you, and he cares deeply about what you think. Those driving needs will stay with him throughout his lifetime. That gives you, Mom, a lot of influence over your son. You can set him up for success in life. In What a Difference a Mom Makes, the New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman reveals how you can make a positive imprint on your son--from the moment you first hold him in your arms until the moment he leaves for college. And the best news? It's never too late to start, no matter what age your son is now. Through Dr. Leman's expert advice, you'll understand who your son is on the inside, the truth behind sibling squabbles (and how to handle them), a secret for discipline that works every time, and how to navigate the critical teen years. You'll also discover how your parenting style impacts your relationship with your son and how you can respond in a healthy way to his growing interest in sex and relationships. Want to capture your boy's heart? Want a man you'll be proud to call your son? You can make a difference, because you are the one who matters most in your boy's world. Even if he won't admit it.
Summary: We have seen the enemy... and they are small. If anyone understands why children....+
We have seen the enemy... and they are small. If anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it’s psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman. Equipping you with seven principles of Reality Discipline, this father of five shows you how to get kids to do what you want them to do, foil finicky eaters, turn off temper tantrums, and minimize sibling rivalries, use authority and decisiveness to show your kids you’re not a pushover, know when to take the little buzzards by the beak, set suitable allowances, curfews, and privileges, and put yourself back in the driver’s seat! Questions at the end of each chapter, a discussion guide, and Dr. Leman’s real-life examples give you sure-fire techniques for developing a loving, no-nonsense approach for raising children. With over a million in print, you can’t go wrong with this classic and perennial best-seller. Includes a PDF discussion guide.
Summary: You can change your life - in just 5 days! How many times have you tried to....+
You can change your life - in just 5 days! How many times have you tried to change your own habits, only to find that changing yourself is even harder than trying to change someone else? Now, what the best-selling "Have a New Kid by Friday" has done for families and "Have a New Husband by Friday" has done for couples, "Have a New You by Friday" will do for you. With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, Dr. Kevin Leman walks you through your own personal five-day action plan. You will come to accept the truth about yourself, boost your confidence by identifying the lies you’re telling yourself (and putting them to rest for good), and change your life by concentrating on becoming who you really want to be.
Summary: Do you know this person? • He eats cereal out of a large mixing bowl. •....+
Do you know this person? • He eats cereal out of a large mixing bowl. • Her bedroom looks like a garbage dump . . . on a good day. • If there were an Academy Award for eye-rolling, he’d win. • She changes outfits three times before breakfast... Congratulations! You have a teenager in your home. Life will never quite be the same again (of course, you already know that). But it can be better than you’ve ever dreamed. In fact, you’re just five days away from your teenager asking, “What can I do to help?” Guaranteed! With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, internationally recognized family expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman will help you: • gain respect--even admiration--from your teenager • establish healthy boundaries and workable guidelines • communicate with the “whatever” generation • turn selfish behavior around • navigate the critical years with confidence • pack your teenager’s bags with what he or she needs for life now and in the future • become the major difference-maker in your teenager’s life. With Dr. Leman’s instinct and insight, plus an index with gutsy advice on 75 hot-button issues that keep parents up at night, Have a New Teenager by Friday will help you get real results--real fast.
Summary: Want to know why your guy acts the way he does? Who he is... when no one's....+
Want to know why your guy acts the way he does? Who he is... when no one's looking? What he craves more than anything else? (Hint: It's not what you think.) If you know where to look, the clues are all there--in his eye roll, crossed arms, sigh, and “the grunt.” In what he says quietly but means loudly . . . and in what he doesn’t say at all. 7 Things He’ll Never Tell You will teach you “manspeak.” It’ll transform your relationship from ho-hum to exciting, from exasperating to fulfilling, from good to great . . . and into the most satisfying partnership you could imagine!
Summary: Discover the truth he wants you to know! The man in your life is keeping secrets.....+
Discover the truth he wants you to know! The man in your life is keeping secrets. They’re so deep inside he barely knows they’re there, much less how to talk to you about them. Yet he genuinely wants you to “get” him -- to understand his inner life, his fears, his needs...In her landmark best-seller, For Women Only, Shaunti Feldhahn reveals what every woman -- single or married -- needs to know. Based on rigorous research with thousands of men, Shaunti delivers one eye-opening revelation after another, including:• Why your respect means more to him than your love• How he feels deep inside about his role as provider• What it means for a man to be so visually “wired”• Why sex for him is primarily emotional, not physical• What he most wishes he could say to you. Now, in this expanded and updated edition, you’ll find insights from the latest brain research plus an all-new chapter that shows what’s really going on when he seems to “check out.” (You’ll be surprised and pleased.) Millions worldwide have already experienced dramatic change in their relationships because of the “aha!” moments and practical ideas in this little audio book. Discover how to love your man for who he really is -- not who you think he is.
Summary: Finally, you can understand her! If you’re like most men, you’ve burned....+
Finally, you can understand her! If you’re like most men, you’ve burned up lots of energy trying to figure out what a woman wants, what makes her tick, and how to make her happy. The good news: success is simpler than you thought. In their groundbreaking classic, For Men Only, Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn reveal the eye opening truths and simple acts that will radically improve your relationship with the woman you love. For example: • Why she can’t “just not think about” something that’s bothering her.• How to get her real answers without games.• How your provider instinct can actually cause her heartache -- and what to do about it.• Why “not tonight, honey” may not mean what you think.• Why listening to her feelings is so hard for a guy, and a fix-it plan that works.• Why her “I do” at the altar will always mean, “do you?” and the answer that rocks her world. Now updated with the latest scientific research to explain the fabulous female brain plus an all-new chapter that shows how to decode her most baffling behavior, For Men Only is your roadmap to making her happy.
Summary: "I said I was sorry!" In this audio book, Chapman and Thomas unveil new ways....+
"I said I was sorry!" In this audio book, Chapman and Thomas unveil new ways to effectively approach and mend fractured relationships. Even better, you’ll discover how meaningful apologies provide the power to make your friendships, family, and marriage stronger than ever before. About the Author: Gary Chapman is the author of the best-selling 5 Love Languages® series and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio program airs on more than 400 stations. For more information, visit www.5lovelanguages.com. Jennifer Thomas helps people know what to say when communication proves challenging. She is a best-selling author, speaker, and psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland and a BA in psychology and religion from the University of Virginia. Jennifer and her husband live in North Carolina and have three cute, noisy children. Visit her online at www.drjenthomas.com.
Summary: Before you plan your wedding, plan your marriage! Wish you could know what....+
Before you plan your wedding, plan your marriage! Wish you could know what you’re getting into when you say “I do”? Now, with Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married, you can. Dr. Gary Chapman, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 5 Love Languages™, has spent the last thirty-five years counseling couples. In Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married, he shares what he and these couples have learned from experience. Among the twelve things you should know: that being in love is not enough to make a successful marriage, that romantic love has two stages (and how to make the transition), that mutual sexual fulfillment is not automatic, and that personality profoundly affects behavior. The stakes on marriage are high, but the rewards of preparing are even higher. Whether you’re single or dating, this audio can be your relationship blueprint and help you decide if and when you’re ready to tie the knot. If you’re engaged, even recently married, it will help you examine your relationship foundation and learn the skills necessary for building a successful marriage. Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married was written to help you realize your goal of marital happiness. But don’t just listen to it--experience it. Grapple with the practical tips and ideas discussed, honestly share your thoughts and feelings, respect each other’s opinions, and find workable solutions to your differences. The more you do so, says Chapman, the more you will be prepared for marriage.
Summary: From America’s favorite marriage expert: “Could it be that what we have....+
From America’s favorite marriage expert: “Could it be that what we have called ‘love’ is not love at all? Could it be that for most couples, love comes after the wedding...?” --Gary Chapman in The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted. But how does love grow? Respected marriage counselor Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times best-seller The Five Love Languages, looks at the key issues that will help you build the marriage you’ve always wanted , answering such real-life questions as... Why won’t they change? Why do we always fight about chores? Why should we have to work at sex? In the warm, practical style that has endeared him to audiences worldwide, Dr. Chapman delivers advice on all the “big issues”: money, communication, decision making, in-laws, and much more. Plus: Each chapter includes a “Your Turn” opportunity for reflection and interaction with your spouse. Discover the “joy potential” in your marriage and your “ministry potential” for God!