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The U.S. mission in Iraq ended Dec. 18, 2011, as the last American soldiers climbed into trucks and headed south… through the desert towards Kuwait. Nearly 4,500 American troops died in the Iraq war. More than 30,000 others were physically wounded. Countless others live with scars that can't be seen. While medics and doctors heal the physical scars of the wounded, the military employs a select few to heal the hearts, minds, and souls of soldiers--all of whom are changed forever by war. In January 2008, Atlanta Journal-Constitution international reporter Moni Basu began documenting life at war with Darren Turner, a chaplain in the U.S. Army. Chaplain Turner served as the emotional support system of U.S. soldiers more accustomed to toughing it out than opening up.Despite a rough and tumble youth, Chaplain Turner found spirituality and made the decision to practice faith amid a flock of the suffering. For that reason, he chose to be an Army chaplain on the front lines of The Iraq War. But Chaplain Turner's war would unfold on many fronts: as a soldier on the battlefield, as a counselor behind closed doors, as a minister at the altar, as a friend, as a father. He would become the backbone of an infantry battalion on its third deployment in Iraq. As the sole chaplain for a thousand men and women, he would absorb all that befell them. He would share in absolute joy--and tragedy.Ms. Basu captures the entire range of these emotions in this book based on her time covering Chaplain Turner in Iraq and at home. In a series of articles she published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and expanded upon here, Ms. Basu deftly depicts the emotional weight carried by soldiers in the field, veterans at home, and a man charged with the harrowing responsibility of being a salve to their scarred souls.For the first-time ever, the entire series of Ms. Basu's articles on Chaplain Turner have been collected into one book. There have been few looks into one of this nation's most controversial wars that have been as honest, heartbreaking, and inspiring as Chaplain Turner's War. The experiences of the young men and women Chaplain Turner served speak with a clarity and force that is relatable to readers of any religion and of any opinion about The Iraq War. It is a story of people's lives who are so often taken for granted as steely warriors, and so rarely appreciated as heroes returning home with a lifetime of emotional weight. Chaplain Turner's War is a must-read for anyone interested in the end of The Iraq War and the perspective of it from those most directly involved.
By Virginia Myers. 1995
Everyone dreams of an idyllic life with fulfilling work and quiet retirement. This is exactly what the Reverend John Leffingwell… expected, but his world is turned upside-down when his son is diagnosed with AIDS. The emotional and financial drain of his son's illness leads Rev. Leffingwell to a poor neighborhood in Seattle, where he finds crime, devastation and, most importantly, himself.
By Bernard Levine. 2020
Se você deseja estar perto de Jesus Se você pudesse sentir a presença de Deus Se você pudesse sentir a… profundidade do Seu amor e reconhecer a bondade eterna de Deus ... Você começará a perceber o quão precioso você é para Deus Ele está sempre lá para você, não importa o que seja, Deus sempre estará ao seu lado, amando-o infinitamente.
By Bernard Levine. 2020
Si vous désirez être proche de Jésus Si vous pouviez sentir la présence de Dieu Si vous pouviez sentir la… profondeur de son amour et reconnaître sa bonté éternelle ... Vous commenceriez à comprendre combien vous êtes un être précieux aux yeux de Dieu Dieu est toujours là pour vous Quelle que soit votre situation Il sera toujours à vos côtés Pour vous aimer d’un amour éternel.
By Bernard Levine. 2020
As jy smag om naby Jesus te wees As jy die teenwoordigheid van God kon voel As jy die diepte… van Sy liefde kon waarneem En Sy ewige goedheid kon herken ... Sal jy begin besef hoe kosbaar jy vir God is. Hy is altyd daar vir jou maak nie saak wat mag wees God sal altyd by jou staan met 'n eindelose liefde
By Barbara Brown Taylor. 2019
By Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks, Abraham. 2013
By Lt Colonel Rooney. 2020
“Lt Colonel Dan Rooney is a true patriot who serves our country with courage and honor.”—George H.W. Bush, 41st President… of the United States F-16 fighter pilot, American hero, Folds of Honor founder, PGA professional, and inspirational family man Dan Rooney delivers a motivational code for living to help ordinary people ascend to their highest level in life. <P><P>Part spiritual guide and part call-to-action, Fly Into the Wind combines Lt Colonel Rooney’s fighter pilot stories with his discovery of faith and purpose in order to help each reader achieve a philosophy he calls CAVU, after the Air Force acronym that stands for “ceiling and visibility unrestricted.” CAVU describes the perfect conditions for flying a fighter jet, when steel-blue skies invite pilots to spread their wings like supersonic eagles. In today’s world of identity politics, fractured racial relations, and external turmoil, Rooney’s book will show how all of us are connected by God in more ways than we realize, and that the path to fulfillment begins with changing ourselves in order to better one another. <P><P>From the outside, Lieutenant Colonel Dan “Noonan” Rooney was living the American Dream: he was an F-16 fighter pilot, PGA Professional, husband to his college sweetheart, and father of five daughters. His position in life should have been a blessing. But a near-tragic mishap while piloting his F-16 triggered an ominous life storm that altered his trajectory and filled him with self-doubt. Realizing that a jet takes off into the wind because it requires resistance over its wings to fly, Lt Colonel Rooney’s attitude toward the resistance he encountered in his life changed from resentment to humble introspection. Hyper-focused on the precise areas that are immediately under your control, CAVU is a disciplined approach to each day that will help you reshape, motivate, prioritize, and ultimately thrive. In Fly Into the Wind, Lt. Colonel Rooney breaks down CAVU into ten unique lines of effort (LOE), with each LOE building upon the previous one to provide a positive vector toward a new way of living. Along this enlightened path, readers will discover a renewed belief in themselves and the art of the possible. The time for self-discovery and ultimate achievement begins now.
By Jack Countryman. 2020
God wants to bless you. In fact, He showers you with blessings when you walk in obedience with Him. In… this powerful book Jack Countryman shares 100 scripture blessings from the Bible, along with thoughtful reflections, to remind us of the many ways God shows his love for us.Each chapter in God&’s Blessings Just for You leads you into a deeper relationship with God, making this simple but effective book a wonderful addition to your daily devotions. This is a beautiful reminder of God&’s presence for friends and loved ones going through difficult times as well as:graduationsbirthdaysChristmasMother&’s and Father&’s DayThis book from Jack Countryman, who has sold more than 20 million books, takes you on a biblical journey to discover the many ways God wants to bless you today and always.
By John Townsend, Dr Henry Cloud. 2011
How do you know you’re ready to trust again … and what does it take to be ready? Painful relationships… violate our trust, causing us to close our hearts. But to experience the freedom and love God designed us for, we eventually have to take another risk. In this breakthrough book, bestselling author Dr. John Townsend takes you beyond the pain of the past to discover how to re-enter a life of intimate relationships. Whether you’re trying to restore a current relationship or begin a new one, Townsend gives practical tools for establishing trust and finding the intimacy you long for. Beyond Boundaries will help you reinstate closeness with someone who broke your trust; discern when true change has occurred; reestablish appropriate connections in strained relationships; create a safe environment that helps you trust; and restore former relationships to a healthy dynamic. You can move past relational pain to trust again. Beyond Boundaries will show you how.
The sinking of the Dorchester in the icy waters off Greenland shortly after midnight on February 3, 1942, was one… of the worst sea disasters of World War II. It was also the occasion of an astounding feat of heroism--and faith. As water gushed through a hole made by a German torpedo, four chaplains--members of different faiths but linked by bonds of friendship and devotion--moved quietly among the men onboard. Preaching bravery, the chaplains distributed life jackets, including their own.
By Lee Strobel. 2006
Was God telling the truth when he said, 'You will seek me and find me when you seek me with… all your heart'?In his #1 bestseller The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel examined the claims of Christ, reaching the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God's unique son. In The Case for Faith, Strobel turns his skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief---the eight 'heart barriers' to faith. This Gold Medallion-winning book is for those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faced with difficult questions standing squarely in their path. For Christians, it will deepen their convictions and give them fresh confidence in discussing Christianity with even their most skeptical friends.'Everyone---seekers, doubters, fervent believers---benefits when Lee Strobel hits the road in search of answers, as he does again in The Case for Faith. In the course of his probing interviews, some of the toughest intellectual obstacles to faith fall away.'---Luis Palau'Lee Strobel has given believers and skeptics alike a gift in this book. He does not avoid seeking the most difficult questions imaginable, and refuses to provide simplistic answers that do more harm than good.'---Jerry Sittser, professor of religion, Whitworth College, and author of A Grace Disguised and The Will of God as a Way of Life
The Case for a Creator explored the scientific evidence for God; The Case for Christ investigated the historical evidence for… Jesus; The Case for Faith responded to eight major objections about Christianity; The Case for The Real Jesus refuted the current challenges to the Bible and Christ … Now, in The Case for Grace, Lee Strobel crafts a compelling and highly personal experiential case for God, focusing on God’s transforming work in the lives of men and women today. Writing with unusual candor, Lee draws upon his own journey from atheism to Christianity to explore the depth and breadth of God’s redeeming love for spiritually wayward people. He travels thousands of miles to capture the inspiring stories of everyday people whose values have been radically changed and who have discovered the “how” and “why” behind God’s amazing grace. You’ll encounter racists, addicts, and even murderers who have found new hope and purpose. You’ll meet once-bitter people who have received God’s power to forgive those who have harmed them—and, equally amazing, people mired in guilt who have discovered that they can even forgive themselves. Through it all, you will be encouraged as you see how God’s grace can revolutionize your eternity and relationships… starting today.
By John S. Dickerson. 2016
I Am Strong by John Dickerson is the link between your weakness and God’s strength. Can we believe that? You… call out to God. Your problems get worse. You suffer and wait for him. And you continue to just wait. It’s what Paul called the thorn in the flesh that bothers us day and night. But Paul learned a special secret about life, which you too can learn. He learned to let weakness be the inlet for God’s strength to rush into his life. “When I am weak”—when I feel my thorn—“then I am strong.” And the truth transformed his life. It can transform yours, too. In its chapters I Am Strong equips you to: -Unlock God’s strength for your difficulties. -Understand how a loving God will resolve the pain in your world. -Know God’s plan for your own inadequacy and hurt. -Overcome your circumstances as Christ and Paul did. -Discover the life-changing power of God’s strength where you are weakest. No matter how dark your night or how deep your pit—your Heavenly Father wants to give you a front row seat as He works good in the midst of your difficulty.
Si desea estar cerca de Jesucristo, Si pudiese sentir la presencia de Dios Si pudiese sentir la inmensidad de su… amor y reconocer la bondad eterna de Dios... comenzaría, entonces, a reconocer cuan preciado/a es usted para Dios Él esta siempre allí para usted, sin importar el qué ocurrirá siempre estará para usted amandole por la eternidad.
By Oteng Montshiti. 2020
El Señor se relaciona con nosotros de manera diferente porque estamos en un nivel de fe diferente. Por lo tanto,… algunas personas lo conocen como Dios el proveedor, otras lo conocen como el sanador y libertador. Moisés lo conocía como “Yo soy el que soy”. David lo conocía como su pastor (Salmo 23). La pregunta que debería estar sonando en tu mente es ¿quién es Dios para ti?
People -- frustrating, confusing, disappointing, complicated -- are the most difficult part of leadership, and they challenge leaders everywhere, from… leaders of many to managers of a few. In this book Chuck DeGroat addresses the flawed nature of people and offers wisdom for leaders of all types in dealing with just about anyone who is difficult to lead and to love.Toughest People to Love explores the basics of how people "tick," encouraging leaders to examine and take care of themselves so that they can better understand and care for others. Based on DeGroat's wealth of experience as a pastor, professor, and therapist, this book -- both wise and practical -- is one that countless leaders will go back to time and again for valuable insights and renewed vision.
By Parrott, Les. 2009
Everyone’s personality is designed to give and receive love uniquely. Once men and women understand how they and their spouses… are hard-wired for love, each can uncover their own “Love Style”—and take their love for one another to a whole new level. Relationship experts Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott stand on a mountain of research to show readers how this single insight can revolutionize a couple’s relationship. Never before have consumers had such an easy-to-use and scientifically proven tool for pin-pointing their partner’s approach to love. L.O.V.E. is accompanied by a set of his/her workbooks expressly designed for couples to drill down into the content of each chapter. These are also ideal for group study. Couples will learn how their two personalities, in combination, approach vital issues such as communication and conflict, as well as sex and intimacy. This is not the typical marriage book. It’s a practical tool for husbands and wives to love each other like they never have before.
By Gary L. Thomas. 2017
“Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on. But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when… husbands and wives learn to cherish one another.” Those are the powerful words of bestselling author Gary Thomas in his newest book—Cherish. And in a world desperate for marriage redemption, it is needed now more than ever. Thomas shows that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words. Through personal stories and real world examples, Thomas proves what husbands and wives can begin doing today to turn their marriage around—even a marriage marred by neglect and disrespect. So how do you cherish your spouse? Thomas will show you how going out of your way to notice them, appreciate them, honor them, encourage them, and hold them close to your heart will bring hope, light, and life into your marriage.
By LeeAnn Kirkindoll. 2020
Although obtaining physical gold is held in high regard, panning for gold nuggets within the pages of our Bibles is… actually where lasting riches are found. And when life’s daily challenges are met with the refining truth of God’s Word, we have the opportunity to emerge as 24k gold--solid, luminous, without blemish and refined to its purest state. The treasured result of that transformation: our lives will become a brilliant testament of Christ’s love as others see how applied scripture can change our minds, refine our actions and purify our hearts. 24k Life is filled with stories, lessons and hope--each entry challenging us to let the messiness of our daily lives intersect with the refining truth of God’s Word. Every devotion is inspired by a color photo that immediately brought a particular spiritual lesson to mind. Some are quick nudges toward actions required to show the love of Christ in our day-to-day routines. Others are more lengthy as we seek to change mindsets that have kept us paralyzed in fear or stuck in old habits that rob us of our opportunities to reflect Christ. Each devo stands on its own and is meant to be focused on throughout your week with scripture memory, deeper personal study and real-life application. The content in 24k Life is presented as if you were having conversations with a friend. Some entries involve humorous reflections of lessons learned while others reveal vulnerable moments that change the trajectory of one’s faith. Why? Because that&’s real life. Sometimes we need encouragement to just laugh at ourselves while other times we need to take a strong look at the habits that keep us stuck in patterns of defeat. And though some struggle with handling disappointments, many are fiercely battling to trust God with the “un-trustables”. Still others of us have simply turned a blind eye to what it really means to represent Christ in our day-to-day. We attend church services, read our Bibles and show up at group studies on a weekly basis--all the while never actually applying what we learn to our own lives. But the hope is that you, just like many of us, are ready to let God refine those areas that need a little work. That you too might have a heart that wants to see Him use your life to draw others to His unfailing love. And if you have never had a personal relationship with Jesus, the hope is that you’ll find Him in the pages of these entries. Because not only does God love you, He also has a very specific plan for your life.It’s empowering to know that when our mindsets meet God&’s point of view, the opportunity for us to emerge ‘solid, without blemish, luminous and refined to our purest state’ actually becomes a reality. No matter your circumstances. No matter where you currently are. No matter where you used to be. This can be the moment you begin a daily journey to emerge as 24k GOLD.Come and join our Girl Gang of modern day ‘gold-diggers’ who are living a life refined by God’s Word--the 24k Life.