Release on 2013-01-01 | by Kris Vallotton,Jason Vallotton
What God Can Do with Raw Obedience and Radical Faith
Author: Kris Vallotton,Jason Vallotton
Pubpsher: Baker Books
Bestselling Authors Share a Powerful Story of Raw Faith in Action From the moment her motorcycle pulled up outside Kris Vallotton's small country church years ago, Tracy Evans has been impacting lives. Mentored by Kris, Bill Johnson, and Heidi Baker, Tracy has never been afraid of putting her life on the line repeatedly for Jesus--and God has used her repeatedly to do amazing things for him around the world. This is her story, as recounted to her closest friends. From treating rebel guerillas while captive on an Asian island, to having tea in a Mozambican hut with bullets whistling by, to caring for 900 HIV-positive orphans, Tracy's story will entrance readers, inspire in them adventurous faith, and challenge them to be radically obedient. "Every story in this book is true and unembellished," says Kris. "We hope and pray that Tracy will have the kind of impact on you that she has had on all of us. Put on your seatbelt and let the journey begin!"
Stories of People Who Have Triumphed Over Adversity and How You Can Too!
Author: Rosemary McCallum
Discover the tools to live the life you choose.International Author and "The Attitude Specialist", Dr Rosemary McCallum invites you to come on a journey of self-discovery as you share in the real life situations and personal challenges faced by regular people. In their own compelling words and with startling frankness they share their personal Hero's Quest to find greater meaning in their life. People, like you and me, who, despite their fears of rejection by those closest to them, took back their own power and reclaimed their authentic self. The stories in this book will inspire you to:• Break through limited thinking to become a master of your own destiny• Create your future by acknowledging the lessons from your past• Change your world one thought at a time• Ignite a passion and purpose for life• Stop REACTING and start RESPONDING to life• Realize that depression can be an awakening to change• Stop regretting what didn't happen and start creating what you want to happen You have so helped me restore my identity, my beliefs, and my self-esteem, but what you really did, in such a short time, is show me what I knew I believed yet couldn't find, quantify and feel... " Benjamin Hecht Park Real Estate Known as "The Attitude Specialist," Dr. Rosemary McCallum is a renowned speaker, author, success coach, Master Visionary and creator of the VIAS® business growth system. She has helped hundreds of people to bring their dreams and ambitions to life with her powerful, proven techniques over the past 20 years.
Release on 2014-02-17 | by Fred Bernhard,Jeremy Ashworth
Author: Fred Bernhard,Jeremy Ashworth
Pubpsher: WestBow Press
Hi. This is a book about making friends and sharing faith. It’s also about sock balls, bloodsuckers, an epidemic of loneliness, and the RSVP Bible. It’s about not grabbing people by the head, not lying to ourselves as we tell the truth, not being a coward, and not letting the bad stories carry the day. It’s about crucifying our excuses. It’s about showing hospitality, paying attention, and embracing risk. It’s about building real relationships and loving people and sharing Jesus. And it’s a little bit about a homeless man named Mona Lisa. Authors Jeremy Ashworth and Fred Bernhard are pastors. Both are nice; neither is famous. If you want to know the story behind the photos on the front and back covers of this book, visit www.e3ministrygroup.com.
Paul Tillich is best known today as a theologian of mediation. Many have come to view him as an out-of-date thinker a safe exemplar of a mid-twentieth-century theological liberalism. The way he has come to be viewed contrasts sharply with the current theological landscape one dominated by the notion of radicality. In this collection, Russell Re Manning breaks with the widespread opinion of Tillich as 'safe' and dated. Retrieving the Radical Tillich depicts the thinker as a radical theologian, strongly marked but never fully determined by the urgent critical demands of his time. From the crisis of a German cultural and religious life after the First World War, to the new realities of religious pluralism, Tillich's theological responses were always profoundly ambivalent, impure and disruptive, asserts Re Manning. The Tillich that is outlined and analyzed by this collection is never merely correlative. Far from the dominant image of the theologian as a liberal accommodationist, Re Manning reintroduces the troubled and troubling figure of the radical Tillich.
Outrageous, humorous, inflammatory, Amazonian, intellectual, provocative, controversial, and a discoverer of Feminist word-magic, Mary Daly’s influence on Second Wave feminism was enormous. She burst through constraints to articulate new ways of being female and alive. This comprehensive reader offers a vital introduction to the core of Daly’s work and the complexities secreted away in the pages of her books. Her major theories—Bio-philia, Be-ing as Verb, and the life force within words—and major controversies—relating to race, transgender identity, and separatism—are all covered, and the editors have provided introductions to each selection for context. The text has been crafted to be accessible to a broad readership, without diluting Daly’s witty but complicated vocabulary. Begun in collaboration with Daly while she was still alive, and completed after her death in 2010, the chapters in this book will surprise even those who thought they knew her work. They contain highlights from Mary Daly’s published works over a forty-year span, including her major books Beyond God the Father, Gyn/Ecology, and Pure Lust, as well as smaller articles and excerpts, with additional contributions from Robin Morgan and Mary E. Hunt. Perfect for those seeking an introduction to this path-breaking feminist thinker, The Mary Daly Reader makes key excerpts from her work accessible to new readers as well as those already familiar with her work who are seeking to access the essence of her thought in a single volume.
"Based on Jesus's Parable of the Talents, The Courage Factor challenges readers to think of their lives as a priceless commodity that can be leveraged for positive impact. In reflecting on the ups and downs of his own journey, Bob exposes the fear that keeps us isolated, causing us to lock up our gifts and dreams. Instead of having a positive impact on the world with our talents, we are left frustrated and unfulfilled. But if we have the courage to pursue our dreams-investing our lives and talents into something meaningful-what results is true joy and fulfillment. Throughout The Courage Factor, readers will meet inspiring individuals with stories that illustrate how even our dark moments and detours can prepare us for significance if we embrace courage and step forward in faith. Discover the potential we each have to unlock and accelerate the dreams and talents of those around us. In key moments of decision, pivotal moments where fear and courage do battle, learn to recognize these moments for what they are, defeat fear, and turn risk into reward. Courageous and fully invested people can change the world, and you can be one of them"--
Are you living a full life today? Do you feel alive and passionate about what you are doing? Do you want more love, freedom, passion, peace, abundance, life balance, confidence, or joy in your life? In "The True You," author and life coach Jennifer M. Blair helps you uncover your authenticity, inspire your creativity, break down barriers, and empower yourself to live your best life A compilation of fifty-three previously published essays, The True You provides provocative life perspectives and life coaching exercises to help you gain insight into what is truly important in your life. She gives you the tools to make lasting change. Through gentle, probing questions, concrete tips, and writing prompts, Blair addresses the timeless and universal struggle to free yourself from societal and personal shackles in order to reach your full potential. "The True You" examines who you really are; explores the depths of your own greatness while discovering how it matches your dreams and desires; and then assists you to evolve into the best version of yourself, fully living the life you want.
When I decided to write this autobiography, a strange feeling overcame me, wondering why I should reveal my innermost and carefully protected memories that had lain dormant for so many years and expose them now to the world. However, others kept encouraging me to share my saga of growing up during very difficult times in the world, as well as personal circumstances of instability in which I often felt like I was walking about in a haze. Jokes about blondes being dumb might have applied at times but do blondes really have more fun? I leave that to you, dear reader, to decide. This haze finally forced me to use an undeveloped creativity I never knew I had that led to amazing, unexpected and unusual events, and changed the direction of my life completely. My hope is that upon reading this, no matter how difficult and unfair life is or may seem to be, such moments can serve as stepping stones that force us to become creative in making make a life that becomes more exciting and worthwhile. We have the gift of life and there truly is no time like the present to hope and achieve for something better, whether young or elderly. Some of my finest accomplishments took place later in life. However, this book would never have been written without the help of others. Memories of loved ones who have passed on who taught and guided me out of a labyrinth of despair at times will forever remain in my heart as my greatest treasures. They are as live to me today in my memory as when they were here.
The sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight Born in England and uprooted to southern Africa as a toddler by her parents, Alexandra Fuller experienced a unique upbringing – both coloured with tragedy and joy – against the backdrop of the Rhodesian wars. Following her marriage to American Charlie Ross, she leaves Africa for Wyoming in the United States. This sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight vividly captures the highs, lows and ultimate dissolution of Fuller’s twenty-year marriage and her unbreakable tie to her African past as she searches for explanations for the present and answers for the future. Interlaced with stories from her childhood in Africa, Fuller paints a brilliant picture of an expatriate’s love for her homeland, a daughter’s acceptance of her father and the moving journey of her marriage and divorce. Poignant, candid and wistfully humorous, Leaving Before the Rains Come will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen out of love – with a person, idea or a place – and into self-acceptance and the belief that only we can save ourselves. ‘Remarkable, beautifully written and fantastically entertaining... a compulsive read’ Observer