“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” – C.S. Lewis
Unforgiveness is a prison, a torturer. It will rob us of our joy, peace and even physical health. Jesus knew mankind and he knew that a great problem that many deal with is forgiving others. It is one of our Lord’s primary teachings and the apostles were very keen to this.
In Finding Freedom from Unforgiveness, Greg Gordon shows some keys from Scripture to help us be free and release others. Do you find it hard to forgive other brothers and sisters in the Lord? Do you find it hard to love others in the body of Christ because of hurtful things that were done to you? Are you speaking evil of those brothers and sisters and judging them? This book will help.
Matt is an average guy. His parents divorced when he was very young. He was taken away from his father who was a stable working military service-man. His younger brother became a meth addict, his older a gang member and subsequent felon. He had no guidance, no direction, no personal character building for the entire first twenty years of his life. He went unnoticed. He was often ignored, rejected, or bullied at school. He felt worthless.
Suddenly he was out in the world on his own and hell was waiting for him there too. After traveling countless countries, learning several different languages on his own, attempting to live on two different continents without success, failing to raise enough support as a missionary, earning a useless degree from a hard-core liberal college, dropping out of graduate school because of lack of funds, dozens of failed relationships, manipulated and used by numerous women, years of interviews without ever landing a real job with a living wage, only succeeding once in getting a full-time job in which he was constantly manipulated into working 60+ hours a week in fatigue for a $24,000 annual wage with no benefits or overtime pay (which was legal by a loophole), several failed business start-ups in which he was shut down by the government or encountered ruthless competition taking advantage of him, homeless for nearly a year, suicidal thoughts, frequently living on nothing more than rice and oatmeal, and four authored books which have scarcely even been looked at by publishers, he has something to say about this Neo-Marxist idea of ‘male-privilege’.
The upside is that—as any survivor of POW camps, death camps, genocidal regimes, etc. will tell you—the one thing that keeps a man alive and going is hope and the hope promised in Christ that “we are predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son the He may be the firstborn among many brothers” is comparable to no other hope. In this hope, all miseries become trivialities, even gifts.
In 2015 he founded The True Man at www.thetrueman.org which is a ministry dedicated to helping men learn to deny themselves and take up the good fight.
2017 Selah Awards Nominee
Oh, for a simpler time! Paradise Jones dreams of the Hollywood glamour days. Clothes, hair, vintage car–you name it, she’s got it. She’s classic retro, a 21st-century image of her favorite Golden Era stars–Doris, Audrey, Esther, Marilyn. The entertainment rags call Paradise eccentric. The studios rarely call at all. When an altercation with her leering stepfather forces her to flee Los Angeles, Paradise leaves behind everything she loves and longs for.
A few hundred miles east, Doc Morales’ years of hard work in the minors of Major League Baseball have produced exactly one at bat in the Big Show. A collision at first, a blown knee, and adios dreams. Nothing left to live for but pick-up games and his collection of old movies. Nothing, that is, until beautiful, damaged Paradise Jones crashes into his small, Arizona town. So begins an epic road trip that will change everything.
Throw in a couple of oddball bounty hunters, a forgotten movie-star boat captain, a cowboy priest, and a dashboard Jesus that is more than meets the eye, and Paradise and Doc have all the ingredients they need to cook up a fun and quirky slice of Americana pie.
About the Author
Buck Storm has marked time as a commercial diver, fisherman, sailor, and musician. A veteran singer/songwriter, he s bounced around the planet with a guitar and a pocketful of stories and made friends in venues everywhere. Buck writes about this mixed-up, out of control, beautiful cacophony we call humanity. About life as he sees it or sometimes just how he’d like it to be. Buck and his wife, Michelle, have a happy love story, a hideout in North Idaho, and two wonderful children. Truck Stop Jesus is his second novel.
During danger, He will keep me safe in His shelter. He will hide me in His [holy] tent. Or, He will protect me on a tall mountain (Psalm 27:5 PEB).
There is only one hiding place, one place of true covering and security-the Manifest Presence of God.
- Your religion will not protect you.
- Your doctrines will not deliver you from evil.
- Your denomination will not save you.
- Your degree will not heal you.
The Scriptures and history have proven time and again the Manifest Presence of the Lord is our only hiding place, our only deliverer, our only healer. As King David found, “The Always-Present One is my Rock, my place of safety, and my Savior. My God is my Rock. I can run to Him for safety. He is my Shield and my Saving Strength, The Always-Present One is my High Tower” (Ps. 18:2 PEB).
For the past 37 years, author Don Nori has been a persistent advocate for the Presence of Jesus within the heart of every believer. His personal experience and his keen insights are evident in this incredibly revealing book.
In Manifest Presence, you will find:
- Abiding, interactive relationship with God.
- A refuge from the coming storm.
- The place where genuine worship touches God.
- How the constant miraculous is a daily experience.
- His fullness manifested in your heart.
Move from the constraints of Christless religion and the recklessness of random spiritualism to the place where Manifest Presence genuinely rules your heart. The truths in this book will change your life forever.
Those who go to the Most High for safety will be protected by God Almighty (Psalm 91:1 PEB).
About the Author
Don Nori ha escrito ocho libros. Ha trabajado en la industria publicitaria y ministrado internacionalmente por mas de veintidos anos, trabajando con personas de todas las razas y nacionalidades. Don y su esposa Cathy, viven al pie de los Montes Apalaches en la zona central del sur de Pensilvania.
Don Nori has authored eight books. He has worked in the publishing industry and ministered internationally for more than twenty-two years, working with people of all races and nationalities. Don and his wife Cathy live at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in the south central region of Pennsylvania.
Award-winning author Linda Rondeau crafts a heartwarming romance set in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.
Iraq War widow, Dorie Fitzgerald, despises the frigid Adirondacks that have now become her home. After numerous failed job interviews, she questions the wisdom of moving to be near her parents. Desperate to try and fit in, she joins the community theater in the production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Could a “wonderful love” be waiting in the wings?
Jamey Sullivan put his career on hold in order to run the family business and to help his ailing father. With his sights set on Broadway, Jamey reluctantly agrees to help with the production of the play, even though he’s convinced local performers lack the necessary acting skills.
Well … all but one actress, anyway.
Will the pair’s competing ambitions, demanding schedules, family members, and finances — plus a romantic rival — pull the curtain down on their growing attraction towards one another?
About the Author
Selah Award winner, Linda Wood Rondeau writes stories to demonstrate that our worst past, surrendered to God, becomes our best future. Her books, primarily blended contemporary, are inspired by her many years as a social worker, her fiction hitting home with strong issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, child abuse, depression and widowhood.
Humor, another guarantee in a Rondeau book, is as prevalent in her non-fiction, as well as her contemporary fiction.
Rondeau’s personal blog, Salt and Light, inspires Christians to be the salt and light God intends for them to be in a hurting world. A regular feature of her blog is The Writer’s Journey where guest authors reveal their spiritual journey as well as their writing journey. She also manages a multi-author devotional blog, Life to the Fullest.
The author is a breast cancer survivor and is a recovering food addict. A Toastmaster graduate, she enjoys speaking to groups on her experiences as well as the writing life. The author loves to hear from readers. You may contact her through her website, lindarondeau.com, on Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Pinterest or via any of her publishers.
From the author of the bestselling Miller’s Creek series comes this daily devotional for women, full of God’s new beginnings, second chances, and fresh starts.
Endings in life aren’t always pleasant or expected, but they are always followed by new beginnings. With each new beginning we tend to count our God-given blessings, dream big, and set new faith goals for a new season of life. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could enjoy those new beginnings on a daily basis? We can.
Our Jesus always does new. As the giver of new life, new is His calling card, and every new beginning with Him makes everything better than before. His mercies are new every morning. Join us for this 31-day daily devotional journey as we pick up the sword of truth to study verses on how God makes all things new. Can you hear Jesus calling? It truly is time for out with the old and in with the new. Don’t miss this chance to explore our countless new beginnings with Jesus.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
“This is an excellent devotional for anyone who is facing a new beginning in their life. I found Cathy Bryant’s style to be engaging and like sitting and having coffee with a mentor who loves and cares about my journey. I was pretty amazed at how many facets and angles of newness were explored in this devotional, and I found myself very refreshed and encouraged to press on after reading each entry. I highlighted so many things that there is no way I can share favorite quotes this time! There are just too many!”
“Being able to randomly go to any day in the book and read the scripture, explanations and questions will make it easy to use this devotional for years to come.”
“When choosing a devotional to use during my daily Bible study, I look for one that has substance, or what Scripture refers to as meat. I can tell you that Cathy Bryant’s New Beginnings fits the bill. Each one gave me something to chew on and ponder which led me to deeper study of God’s Word.”
“I highly recommend ‘New Beginnings’ and the other devotional books in the LifeSword series by Cathy Bryant.”
“A new day, a new beginning! Cathy has done a great job in this devotional of showing us that through our relationship with Christ a new beginning is what He has in store for us when we come to Him. I like how in this crazy, hectic world Cathy’s daily devotions are short and easy to read, but very thought-provoking. As a busy wife, mom of two boys, and working a full time job only a few minutes are available before chaos hits, so it is nice to have this quiet alone time with Him in such a way Cathy provides.”
“Cathy Bryant ‘s new devotional book, “New Beginnings” is one of the best devotional books I have ever read. It is a great way to start the new year with 31 devotions designed to jump start a new beginning. This is a book I would use in counseling sessions in that I would give it to clients, friends, or church members who have gone through a difficult year and need a new beginning.”
“New Beginnings is a wonderful devotional that reminds us that each new day is indeed a new beginning in our journey of faith. As we read, we see that our mistakes, our failures, our shortcomings can all be brought to Jesus and traded for a brand new start.”