Women of the Bible by Frances VanderVelde

Women of the Bible by Frances VanderVelde

The classic guide to biblical women who shaped Israel and the Church . . . and their messages and lessons for women today.

More than just a faddish look at a few bad girls from the Bible, this is the most widely used and best-selling study of Bible women-good and bad.

Drawing on the life, character, and experiences of more than thirty women of the Bible, the author combines solid biblical knowledge, interesting historical background, and human warmth to make these women live and speak to women today.

While the world has changed dramatically since these women lived, human nature and the pressures of female life have not. Imagination and insight add perception to these factual accounts taken directly from Scripture. Thoughtful and sympathetic questions for discussion at the end of each chapter allow today’s women to personally apply the lessons of the women God has chosen to preserve in Scripture.Captivating reading for personal insight. Readily adaptable to any class or study group setting. A superlative book for every woman who longs to achieve all that God has planned for her.

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About the Author

Frances Vander Velde developed Women of the Bible as a series of Bible studies for young women published in a magazine format. She was the president of the Women’s Missionary Union and raised eight children to adulthood with her husband, Morris.
His Way to Pray: A Devotional Study of Prayer by W. Phillip Keller

His Way to Pray: A Devotional Study of Prayer by W. Phillip Keller

His Way to Pray: A Devotional Study of Prayer Keller looks at the prayer life of Jesus in this brief devotional designed to encourage the individual believer to draw near to God for guidance and strength.

Prayers come in “all shapes and sizes.” It may be a simple expression of thankfulness for an unexpected blessing. It may be a few moments of silence in awe of God’s majesty. Or it may be long hours of prolonged intercession for the needs of others. Whatever its form, real prayer is a living encounter with a living God. Best-selling devotional author W. Phillip Keller describes His Way to Pray as “an honest endeavor to lead the reader into close communion with our Father. It is intended to help people come to the living Lord Jesus Christ with confidence as their faithful Friend.” Keller looks at the prayer life of Jesus and discusses seven basic forms of prayer exemplified in the life and teachings of the Lord, including prayers of patience, confession, relinquishment, intercession, and stillness before God. Keller encourages us to take an honest look at our motivation and methods of prayer. Before the throne of grace, readers will realize anew the awesome power and peace of drawing near to God.

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W. Phillip Keller (1920-1997) wrote more than thirty-five books on Christian subjects, including his most popular book A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 The son of missionary parents in Kenya, Keller grow up in Africa before becoming a world citizen as a photographer, agronomist, and author. His books have over two million copies in print.

Spurgeon’s Daily Treasures in the Psalms: Selections from the Classic Treasury of David, Roger Campbell

Spurgeon's Daily Treasures in the Psalms: Selections from the Classic Treasury of DavidC. H. Spurgeon invested nearly twenty years in writing his rich commentary on the Psalms entitled The Treasury of David. As a result of his work, over the last century thousands have studied the Psalms, gaining rich insights and spiritual blessing from the Bible’s songbook. Popular author and pastor Roger Campbell has updated and edited selections from Spurgeon’s work to make these timeless writings available to thousands more. Now repackaged with a new cover, this inspiring devotional brings the best of Spurgeon’s powerful insight into a daily reading format that will spark renewed confidence in one’s walk with God. Both inspirational and instructional, this unique book is sure to create an increased hunger and understanding of the Psalms.

Roger Campbell is an author, radio broadcaster, speaker and columnist who has written more than twenty books. His bestsellers have included Weight! A Better Way to Lose; Staying Positive in a Negative World; Israel’s Final Holocaust, co-authored with Jack Van Impe; and his series of seven volumes of sermon outlines for pastors titled Preach for a Year. His newspaper column, “Reflections on Faith” is provided weekly to more than one hundred periodicals in the U.S. and Canada.

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To Love, Honor, and Vacuum by  Sheila Wray Gregoire

To Love, Honor, and Vacuum by Sheila Wray Gregoire

To Love, Honor, and VacuumFrom 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.

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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.

Cradle My Heart: Finding God’s Love After Abortion, Kim Ketola

Cradle My Heart: Finding God’s Love After Abortion, Kim Ketola

Cradle My Heart: Finding God's Love After AbortionAbortion continues to be a hot topic in politics, women’s rights, and medical practice. But for the eight to ten million American Christian women who have had one, abortion is a spiritual issue as well, raising questions of life and death, heaven and hell, grief and loss.

God’s love is not a casualty of abortion. Abortion raises questions of life and death, heaven and hell, grief and loss. You may be asking: Does God hate me? Can I be forgiven? Is it really possible to just start over with God?

Kim Ketola asked these questions as well. In Cradle My Heart, she lays out a compassionate path toward spiritual healing. You will learn how to:
* Face yourself and face God
* Forgive and be forgiven
* Repent and accept God’s love
* Grieve and find an end to sorrow

With an understanding and empathetic voice, Kim Ketola exposes the hurt in your heart, reveals the healing in God’s heart, and brings the two together to create a whole heart where restoration–and celebration–are possible.

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Kim Ketola, a writer and broadcaster with more than thirty years of radio and television experience in both the general market and for Christian audiences, is dedicated to helping others connect in faith to God, especially after abortion. She was honored for her work while known by her broadcast name of Kim Jeffries by Induction to the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in September 2013. She is currently the host and executive producer of Cradle My Heart Radio a live national broadcast heard Sunday evenings on select stations nationally and streaming live online.

Kim created, organized, and presented professionally-accredited conferences for healing after abortion (approved by the State of Minnesota for Licensed Psychologists, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists); she’s traveled internationally presenting postabortion workshops with Ruth Graham and Friends since 2007. For the annual national conferences of Heartbeat International and Lutherans for Life, she’s served as faculty, and is a frequent keynote speaker at churches and community events.

Kim studied communications at Northwestern University, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in ministry from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul where she also taught media ministry as adjunct faculty. Her commentaries have appeared in several publications, and she is a frequent media guest addressing pro-life issues on Salem, Moody, Sirius, and other network outlets. Tim Pawlenty appointed Kim as chairperson of the MN Governor’s Council on Faith and Community Service Initiatives (2006-2008), and she has served many organizations reaching the homeless, the addict, and those in prison with a message about the love of Jesus Christ. She and her husband, Bruce, make their home in suburban Atlanta, where they welcome visits from their four young adult children.

Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome: How to Grow Affair Proof Hedges Around Your Marriage

Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome: How to Grow Affair Proof Hedges Around Your Marriage

Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome: How to Grow Affair Proof Hedges Around Your MarriageFrom a woman who strayed to the other side of the marital fence -and returned to find forgiveness and restoration – comes this practical book about predicting and preventing an extra-martial affair. Based on the principle that the grass is aways greener when its watered, this book focuses on howto grow a beautiful marriage in your own backyard by establishing six protective “hedges” around it.

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“Hello, my name is Nancy, and I am a cheater. I’ve never cheated on a tax return or a final exam, but I did cheat on my husband. That’s why I’m an expert on infidelity-because I have lived it.” -from the Introduction

Aided by the secrecy of the Internet and cell phones, extra-marital affairs are on the rise-and Christian couples aren’t exempt. While cheating on one’s spouse may still be socially unacceptable, it is more prevalent now than ever before.

From a woman who strayed to the other side of the marital fence-and returned to find forgiveness and restoration-comes this practical book about predicting and preventing an extra-marital affair. Based on the principle that the grass is always greener where it’s watered, this book focuses on how to grow a beautiful marriage in your own backyard by establishing six protective “hedges” around it.

“[Nancy] has a delightful way of teaching without preaching. A must read for every Christian couple!” -Allison Gappa Bottke, Author, speaker, and founder of The God Allows U-Turns Project

Nancy C. Anderson and her husband, Ron, recently celebrated their twenty-sixth wedding anniversary. Together they conduct couples’ retreats and marriage seminars to help others to predict, prevent, or pardon infidelity. Nancy is a contributing author to several books and the co-author of a variety of dramatic sketches.