The Book of Waking Up: Experiencing the Divine Love That Reorders a Life

Zondervan #ad - Join award-winning writer seth haines in The Book of Waking Up for a guided experience into the Divine Love of God that transforms a life. The inevitable pain of life gives us many reasons to check out - and many ways to do it. Through guided reflections, find the why behind your pain,  The Book of Waking Up invites you to wake to your coping mechanisms, and stories from Seth's life and others, sustainable soul practices, and walk into the Divine Love of God.

As seth writes, "Addiction is misplaced adoration. Now, join him on a journey toward the only Love worth adoring, the only Love that cures a soul. Yet there's only one force that can offer us true healing from life's pain. As seth haines wrote in his award-winning book,  Coming Clean, "We're all drunk on something.

The Book of Waking Up: Experiencing the Divine Love That Reorders a Life #ad - In his compelling follow-up,  The Book of Waking Up, Seth invites you into the story of healing. He invites you to see your coping mechanisms for what they are - lesser lovers, which cannot bring the peace, freedom, and wholeness you crave. Join him on the journey to waking up. Alcohol, porn, entertainment, pills, chasing success, shopping, cashing checks, and collecting social media "likes" - these and so many other things anesthetize us from the wounds of everyday living.

We all have our habits to "help" when life gets hard.


Coming Clean: A Story of Faith

Zondervan #ad - Christianity today book award winner; ECPA Award FinalistBoldly honest, powerfully told, deeply moving - this is a story about finding yourself. That evening, he asked his sister to smuggle in a bottle of gin and gave in to addiction. But whether or not you've ever had a drop to drink in your life, this book is for all who have sought ways to stop their pain.

But it often leaves us feeling even more empty than before. In coming clean, seth haines writes a raw account of his first 90 days of sobriety, illuminating how to face the pain we'd rather avoid, and even more importantly, how an abiding God meets us in that pain. Seth haines' memoir holds up a mirror to all of our stories to show the peace that is possible when we release our addictions and receive the healing presence of God.

Seth haines was in the hospital with his wife, planning funeral songs for their not-yet two-year-old, when he made a very conscious decision: this was the last day he wanted to feel. Seth shows us that true wholeness is found in facing our pain and anxieties with the tenacity and tenderness of Jesus, and only through Christ’s passion can we truly come clean.

Coming Clean: A Story of Faith #ad - . Too often we attempt to escape our anxiety through addiction - any old addiction. Like seth, the internet, social media likes, career highs, food, unresponsive God - whether it's through people-pleasing, shopping, we're all seeking balms for the anxiety of what sometimes seems to be an absent, or even good works and elite theology.


Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God

Howard Books #ad - Weaving together theology and memoir in her trademark narrative style, Sarah tells us the story of the moment that changed her body and how it ultimately changed her life. The road of healing leads to rome where she met the Pope it’s complicated and encountered the Holy Spirit in the last place she expected.

In the brief instant sarah bessey realized that her minivan was, going to hit the car on the highway on the bright, inevitably, clear day of the crash, she knew intuitively that it would have life-changing consequences. She invites us to a path of knowing God that is filled with ordinary miracles, hope in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and other completely reasonable things.

Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God #ad - A deeply moving and life-affirming account of wrestling with faith and God and finding miracles in the most unexpected places. But as she navigated the winding path from her life before the accident—as a popular author, preacher, but how it shook her deeply rooted faith, she found that the most unexpected result wasn’t the way this shook her body, and loving wife and mother—to her new life after, inhabiting a body that no longer felt like her own, upending everything she thought she knew and held so dearly.

She writes about her miraculous healing, learning to live with chronic pain, and the ways God makes us whole in the midst of suffering. Insightful, and unexpected, suffering and joy, spirit-filled story of what it means to live with both grief and faith, profound, Miracles and Other Reasonable Things is a wild, as we wrestle with God.


Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion, and Healing the Divided Self

Eerdmans #ad - And we all think we know the solution — more downtime, more relaxation, more rest. I’m being pulled in a thousand different directions. And we’re all wrong. As a therapist, Chuck DeGroat hears that line all the time. I hear it from students and software developers, ” he says. And i hear it from my own inner self.

We all feel that nasty pull to and fro, the frantic busyness that exhausts us and threatens to undo us. I hear it from spiritual leaders and coffee baristas. And that’s what readers of this book will discover too. As degroat himself has discovered, the real solution to what pulls us apart is wholeheartedness, a way of living and being that can transform us from the inside out.


Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode--and into a Life of Connection and Joy

Tyndale Momentum #ad - This is the “try softer” life. In try softer, you’ll learn how to:know and set emotional and relational boundariesMake sense of the difficult experiences you’ve hadIdentify your attachment style—and how that affects your relationships todayMove through emotions rather than get stuck by themGrow in self-compassion and talk back to your inner criticTrying softer is sacred work.

If we’re honest, we’ve been overfunctioning for so long, we can’t even imagine another way. In her debut book, try softer, she’ll show us how God specifically designed our bodies and minds to work together to process our stories and work through obstacles. And while it won’t be perfect or easy, it will be worth it.

Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode--and into a Life of Connection and Joy #ad - Through the latest psychology, and her own personal story, practical clinical exercises, Aundi equips and empowers us to connect us to our truest self and truly live. Because this is what we were made for: a living, moving, connected, breathing, feeling, beautifully incarnational life. In the wise and soulful tradition of teachers like Shauna Niequist and Brene Brown, body, therapist Aundi Kolber debuts with Try Softer, helping us align our mind, and soul to live the life God created for us.

In a world that preaches a “try harder” gospel—just keep going, keep hustling, keep pretending we’re all fine—we’re left exhausted, overwhelmed, and so numb to our lives. How else will things get done? How else will we survive?It doesn’t have to be this way. Aundi kolber believes that we don’t have to white-knuckle our way through life.


This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers

Zondervan #ad - We silently, secretly wither under the pressure of living as though suffering is a predicament we can avoid or annihilate by working hard enough or having enough faith. When your prayers for healing haven't been answered, the fog of depression isn't lifting, or grief won't go away, your marriage is ending in divorce, worse, it's easy to feel you've failed God and, he's failed you.

But when pain came and never left, K. J. Ramsey straight into this paradox. Instead, she encountered the God who chose it. She wanted to make pain past-tense. We are all mid-story in circumstances we did not choose, wondering when our hard things will end and where grace will come if they don't. Before her illness, faith made sense.

This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers #ad - We don't need to make suffering a before and after story. Through personal story and insights from neuroscience and theology, Ramsey invites us to let our tears become lenses of the wonder that before God ever rescues us, he stands in solidarity with us. Instead, god invited her into a bigger story. This too shall last offers an antidote to our cultural idolatry of effort and ease.

This book is not a before and after story.


Write Better: A Lifelong Editor on Craft, Art, and Spirituality

IVP Books #ad - Writing is not easy. He considers strategies that can move writers toward fresher, more vital, and perhaps more beautiful expressions of the human condition. One aspect of writing that rarely receives attention is who we are as writers and how writing itself changes us. Self-doubt, questions of authority, fear of criticism, downsides of success, and finding our voice are all a part of the exploration of our spirituality as writers found in these pages.

With wide-ranging examples from fiction and nonfiction, Le Peau also demystifies aspects of art in writing such as creativity, tone, and metaphor. Discover how the act of writing can affect our life in God. Whether you're a veteran writer, or a student just starting to explore such skills, an occasional practitioner, a publishing professional, Le Peau's wit and wisdom can speed you on your way.

Write Better: A Lifelong Editor on Craft, Art, and Spirituality #ad - . Here are skills that writers can master―from finding strong openings and closings, to focusing on an audience, to creating a clear structure, to crafting a persuasive message. But it can get better. In this primer on nonfiction writing, andrew Le Peau offers insights he has learned as a published author and an editor for over forty years, guiding, training, and cheering on hundreds of writers.


Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of "And" in an Either-Or World

IVP Books #ad - In the paradox of grace, we receive life eternal by actively participating in death. Jesus invites us to abandon the polarities of either and or in order to embrace the difficult, wondrous dissonance of and. The incarnation―the paradox of God made human―teaches us to look for God in the and of body and spirit, heaven and earth.

As michel writes, "as soon as we think we have God figured out, we will have ceased to worship him as he is. With personal stories and reflection on Scripture, and culture, literature, Michel takes us deeper into mystery and into worship of the One who is Mystery and Love. In the kingdom, god often hides in plain sight and announces his triumph on the back of a donkey.

. While there are certainties in Christian faith, at the heart of the Christian story is also paradox. And lament, with its clear-eyed appraisal of suffering alongside its commitment to finding audience with God, is a paradoxical practice of faith. We want faith to act like an orderly set of truth-claims designed to solve the problems and pain that life throws at us.

Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of "And" in an Either-Or World #ad - With signature candor and depth, Jen Pollock Michel helps readers imagine a Christian faith open to mystery. What if certainty isn't the goal?in a world filled with ambiguity, many of us long for a belief system that provides straightforward answers to complex questions and clarity in the face of confusion.

Each of these themes give us certainty about God while also leading us into greater curiosity about his nature and activity in the world.


Wild in the Hollow: On Chasing Desire and Finding the Broken Way Home

Revell #ad - But the whispers of temptation led her instead down a devastating path toward isolation, dissatisfaction, and life-altering choices. In prose that is at once lyrical and utterly honest, a brave new voice takes readers on a windswept journey down the path of brokenness to healing, satisfaction, and true intimacy with God.

Like eve in the garden, she craved the fruit that she thought would lead her to freedom. Anyone who struggles with doubt or holds secrets, anyone who feels marginalized or like she is missing something, will find in Amber a sister and an inviting voice back home, into the heart of God. Amber haines is a woman haunted by God.

Wild in the Hollow: On Chasing Desire and Finding the Broken Way Home #ad - In her most broken moment, Amber met God waiting for her in the fallout, freely offering her grace and life. This is a story of the God who makes himself known in broken places. Amber calls readers to dispense with the pretty bows we use to dress up our stories and instead trust God to take our untidy, authentic, unfinished lives and make them free, and whole.


Why Emotions Matter: Recognize Your Body Signals. Grow in Emotional Intelligence. Discover an Embodied Spirituality.

Beaumont Press #ad - Your emotions have purpose, and they’re worth handling with curiosity, respect, and wisdom. What might it look like for you to have a healthy relationship with emotions? could you learn to discern them and use them wisely? through the unified lens of current research and scriptural teaching, and happinessWhether you’re a skeptical stoic or an impulsive feeler, fear, jealousy, this guide explores:• how emotions work as signals on your body’s internal dashboard• why emotions are valuable even when they are unpleasant• what to do when your emotions don’t match the situation• helpful tools and habits to cultivate emotional health over the long-term• the ins and outs of shame, sadness, anger, pursuing a healthy relationship with your emotions is key to living a passionate and abundant life.

For others, they are bothersome and irrational. For some, emotions are overwhelming and all-important. Bruce mcnicol, founding president at trueface; coauthor of The Cure, The Ascent of a Leader, Bo's Cafe; executive producer of The Heart of Man . This is a psychology-theology book that is both profound and accessible for any age or stage.

Why Emotions Matter: Recognize Your Body Signals. Grow in Emotional Intelligence. Discover an Embodied Spirituality. #ad - After all, it’s ultimately about becoming a little more like the person God created you to be. The collins have written a unique and extraordinary book, one that blends the recent findings of psychology with the ancient insights of spirituality, all grounded in a healthy, solid biblical theology. This book is like a map, calm, or more, a kind, wise guide for the road to life.

John mark comer, and author of the ruthless elimination of hurry“here’s your chance to take a big step forward on your journey toward understanding your inner world! This is a marvelously honest, pastor for teaching at Bridgetown Church, insightful, and practical book about the surprising gift our emotions are when we understand what they signal.


The Enneagram Type 4: The Romantic Individualist The Enneagram Collection

Thomas Nelson #ad - Type 4: the romantic individualist, longings, and strengths and weaknesses of a Type 4—those who have a core desire to be unique, is for anyone who loves the Enneagram and wants to go deeper with this interactive book exploring the unique motivations, special, from The Enneagram Collection, and their authentic self.

The enneagram has never been more popular. With space to journal about the unique motivations, longings, special, and strengths and weaknesses of a Type 4—those who have a core desire to be unique, and their authentic self, Beth McCord shows how to transform self-limiting behaviors into life-enhancing personal empowerment.

The Enneagram Type 4: The Romantic Individualist The Enneagram Collection #ad - In addition to deeply informative content from Enneagram expert Beth McCord, the pages include interactive prompts and space provided for reflection and notes. Each book teaches about the strengths, lasting relationships, challenges, and opportunities for that personality type in order to lead to a more meaningful life, and a deeper understanding of God and yourself.

This ancient personality typing system identifies nine types of people and how they relate to one another and helps people discover what motivates them, their fears, and how best to interact with others. With the growing popularity of this self-assessment tool in all spheres of life, including personal relationships, and even pop culture, faith communities, professional relationships, students, these interactive books are great for anyone newly interested in the Enneagram or the longtime Enneagram enthusiast.