Do you want to know more about the Bible, but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’ve started, but have problems sticking with a daily Bible study routine? Are you tired of the same old devotionals and ready for something deeper? Swim in the Deep End invites you into the adventure of studying the Bible for yourself. It answers questions that many people have about Bible study: How do I find time? Where do I start? How do I understand what it means? How do I apply it to my life? And what should I do if I get out of my devotional routine?
This book contains practical answers to these questions and emphasizes relationship with Christ rather than religion. It also has thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter, making it useful for both individual and group study. The last chapter gives several study plans on topics such as the attributes of God, the will of God, suffering, anxiety, and conflict. It is a great tool for new Christians or anyone who wants to freshen up their Bible study routine.
God does not expect a Christian to begin and end at the point of receiving salvation. He expects one to follow up their salvation with a continual personal development consistent with the new life.
The objective of this book is to provide you with everyday tools that you could use to transform your life and become Christ-like not only in nature, but also in deed.
Ahead of the saved is a clear path to be followed and a life to be lived. Follow the path strictly. Live the life narrowly. Walk the talk always.
Ever felt like you’ve wasted too many precious hours, days, and years worrying and stressing over things you know you cannot change by worrying?
If so, this book is for you.
Based on the author’s true life experience, this book / study is ideal as either a personal devotional or for group Bible Study use.
With a classic mixture of humor, real life stories, Scripture references and more, this author understands where you are with worry and how to help you overcome it in the here and now.
With powerful chapter recaps as well as action guides and discussion questions (and a free bonus offer), you won’t soon forget what you learn here!
So What’s the Big Deal About Worry?
Worry’s Bad Reputation
Resistance to your War on Worry
Dismantling Your Worry Excuses
Do You Model Mary or Martha?
A New Way to Look at Worry
From Worrier to Warrior!
“Help, Lord! I Want to Win the Worry War” pinpoints the reasons we worry, how worry affects our health and well-being, and how to beat this time, energy and joy stealer!
This book was written for personal application to enable you to win this war over worry and to help you to live your best life NOW. Don’t you want to learn the secrets to becoming worry free?
Why waste another minute in the wearying worry woes? Declutter your mind of this destructive emotion – and learn to worry less and live more.
Telling yourself the truth will free you to live in the present moment, take God’s cure for negative emotions, and learn to truly be anxious for nothing.
Get this book and shortcut your learning curve to overcome worry – and open up a brand new way of living – overcome worry and anxiety for good!
Isn’t it time to trade anxiety for peace?
ARE YOU RULED BY THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS? WOULD YOUR LIFE BE BETTER IF YOU CHOSE HOW TO RESPOND TO CIRCUMSTANCES?
DOES YOUR GROUP WANT TO STUDY GOD’S WORD IN A DEEPER WAY?
God’s Word is rich with promises for our lives! This book will guide your group to dig deeper in study and experience His promises.
Our old nature is influenced by thoughts and feelings responding to family dynamics, work, health, or temptation. However, God plans for our spiritual growth so that we no longer participate in this old nature. Instead, we are led by His divine nature.
The Bible tells the stories of how people responded to their circumstances. Faith is a choice to respond to God’s promise rather than to a circumstance. This book will challenge the way you read Scripture, and teach you a new way to encounter the Bible so that you may grow.
From advertisements to mommy blogs to Pinterest, scenes of domestic bliss abound, painting a picture of perfection and expectation nearly impossible to live up to. Why can’t you work a full-time job, stylishly clothe yourself and your children, plan a party for twelve with handmade decorations, keep your house sparkling clean without chemicals, and bake a gourmet meal in the same day? Everyone else is doing it! For many women, housework has become more than chores that need to be done; it is a symbol of identity.
Sheila Wray Gregoire wants to stop that thinking in its tracks and help women back to a life of balance–for their sakes and for their families. She encourages women to shift their focus from housekeeping to relationships and shows them how to foster responsibility and respect in all family members.
The second edition retains the helpful, concrete advice on everyday situations such as strategies for tackling chores and budgets and tips on effective communication, while incorporating the wisdom Sheila has gained through her interaction with thousands of readers of her blog and through her speaking ministry over the past ten years. Through the principles in To Love, Honor, and Vacuum, Gregoire promises readers they can grow and thrive in the midst of their hectic lives-even if their circumstances stay the same.
About the Author
Sheila Wray Gregoire, a born entrepreneur, writes for numerous magazines, actively blogs at tolovehonorandvaccum.com, and speaks to a variety of audiences across North America, combining the realities of a family with Scripture for real-world, real-biblical answers. In addition, she and her husband, Keith, tag-team homeschool their kids.
Alcatraz, an icon of hopelessness and isolation.
A prison where a rich and satisfying life is locked out by 50’ tall barbwire-topped walls, an intricate fail-safe security system, and surrounded by the freezing cold waters of the San Francisco Bay.
The Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of our brokenness.
Everyone is faced with a choice; are you going to serve a life sentence? Or, are you going receive God’s promise of freedom by following Jesus Christ? (Galatians 3:22 )
It’s not easy, but you can… Swim to win!
All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but you do it for an eternal prize. So, swim with purpose through the water (Heart) with every breath (Soul), navigation (Mind), kick (Strength), and stroke (Loving Others). Discipline your body like an athlete, training it to do what it should.
Keep Pressing toward the Goal to claim the prize which Christ Jesus has already won for you. (Philippians 3:12)
The prize of a rich and satisfying life. (John 10:10)
A few quotes from this book
“…what would a life look like if a person loved God with all of the heart (emotions), soul (spirit), mind (intellect), strength (physical self), and loved others as themselves (social).”
“…are you ready to discard the coping mechanisms you have developed to just get through life and start living out the rich and satisfying life God has envisioned for you? In other words, do you want to be healed?”
“We are a unique, priceless, creation crafted by the very hand of God and if we try to be someone else we vandalize the uniqueness that makes us God’s masterpiece.”
“Your past experiences do not disqualify you from ministry, they prepare you for ministry.”
About the author
Mark McNees (DMin, George Fox University) is the main visionary and lead pastor of Element3 Church, a ministry to emerging culture in Tallahassee, FL. Mark blends personal experience, cultural commentary, humor and honesty to help others discover God’s vision for their life. Mark previously authored Immersion, a book about living a practical and fully-involved Christian life.