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Summer

By BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
  • ISBN Code: : 1424557755
  • Publisher : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 355
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : summer.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Summer. It’s a season of joy. A season of warmth and relaxation. A season of freedom and refreshment, and of watching sparkling waters under a blue sky. We spend time enjoying the ones we love, basking in the sun, strolling on the sand, or exploring new and exciting places. We take a break from our fast-paced schedules, invest in relationships, and give ourselves a chance to breathe. This 90-day devotional will encourage you to spend some time with God being refreshed in his presence. Experience his peace, life, and freedom during this season of joy.

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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418578266
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 636
  • Pdf File: through-a-season-of-grief.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel. Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? Where do you find the tools to move forward? Through a Season of Grief is the first 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in the first, most difficult year of bereavement. As you read through the pages of this 365-day devotional, you will better understand the grieving process and will receive needed encouragement along the way. These devotions offer biblical comfort and practical teaching that will enable you to take steps forward each day toward healing, including devotions specifically geared toward supporting you through your grief such as: How to embrace the grieving process How to cope when the meal train ends Who to turn to when you can’t control your emotions More than thirty respected Christian professionals—including Anne Graham Lotz, Kay Arthur, Jack Hayford, Elisabeth Elliot, Norman Wright, Barbara Johnson, and Luis Palau—share their insights on how to walk through the devastation of grief toward wholeness and hope. You will hear from people like you who have lost a loved one and have found God's healing presence amid despair. This unique devotional is based on GriefShare®, a national grief recovery support group program that has helped more than 100,000 families.

A Life of Joy

By Amy Clipston
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310413079
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 880
  • Pdf File: a-life-of-joy.pdf

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Teton Season of Joy

By Peggy L Henderson
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  • Publisher : Peggy L Henderson
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 991
  • Pdf File: teton-season-of-joy.pdf

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A Teton Romance Trilogy and Yellowstone Romance Series Holiday Crossover Novella) Lucas Walker's life couldn't be more different from a few years ago. Now married and expecting his first child, he wants nothing more than to provide a good home for his family. With Christmas coming, he sets off to find the perfect surprise for his wife. As Tori Walker approaches the time for her baby to be born, she is comforted by the expert care that surrounds her. However, winter in the mountains can turn deadly at the blink of an eye. When her prankster husband fails to return from a short hunting trip, she doesn't know whether to be angry or worried. Christmas is a time to reminisce and enjoy family time. Young or old, all who gather in the Walker home this holiday can share memories of falling in love, being saved from near death, and not being able to imagine life without each other. When Lucas and his companion are feared lost in the wilderness, this holiday season may well be remembered as the season of mishaps, rather than a season of joy. Other Books in the Teton Romance Trilogy Teton Sunrise Teton Splendor Teton Sunset Books in the Yellowstone Romance Series Yellowstone Heart Song Yellowstone Christmas (novella) Yellowstone Redemption Yellowstone Homecoming (novella) Yellowstone Season of Giving Yellowstone Awakening Yellowstone Dawn Yellowstone Deception Yellowstone Promise Yellowstone Origins Keywords; Christmas romance, holiday romance, action and adventure romance, western historical romance, frontier romance, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons

Comfort & Joy

By Kristin Hannah
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345486358
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 521
  • Pdf File: comfort-joy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Kristin Hannah is beloved by readers around the world for her unique blend of powerful emotion and exquisite storytelling. In Comfort & Joy, she offers a modern-day fairy tale—the story of a woman who gets a miraculous chance at happiness. Joy Candellaro once loved Christmas more than any other time of the year. Now, as the holiday approaches, she is at a crossroads in her life; recently divorced and alone, she can’t summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When an unexpected detour takes her deep into the woods of the Olympic rainforest, Joy makes a bold decision to leave her ordinary life behind—to just walk away—and thus begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. In the small town of Rain Valley, six-year-old Bobby O’Shea is facing his first Christmas without a mother. Unable to handle the loss, Bobby has closed himself off from the world, talking only to his invisible best friend. His father Daniel is beside himself, desperate to help his son cope. Yet when the little boy meets Joy, these two unlikely souls form a deep and powerful bond. In helping Bobby and Daniel heal, Joy finds herself again. But not everything is as it seems in quiet Rain Valley, and in an instant, Joy’s world is ripped apart, and her heart is broken. On a magical Christmas Eve, a night of impossible dreams and unexpected chances, Joy must find the courage to believe in a love—and a family—that can’t possibly exist, and go in search of what she wants . . . and the new life only she can find.

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By John Piper
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  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 1433542390
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 732
  • Pdf File: the-dawning-of-indestructible-joy.pdf

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Advent is for adoring Jesus. The Christmas season is one of the busiest times of year. But it’s also a season of reflection and preparation for that special day when we mark Immanuel’s coming—the arrival of our eternal God in our own frail humanity. This is the greatest of history’s many wonders, something too stupendous to celebrate just on one day. Advent is a way of lengthening and intensifying the joy of Christmas. These 25 brief devotional readings from John Piper begin on December 1 and carry us to Christmas Day. Our hope is that God would use these meditations to deepen and sweeten your adoration of Jesus and help you keep him at the center of your Christmas season.

A Season of Love

By Amy Clipston
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310413095
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 136
  • Pdf File: a-season-of-love.pdf

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Three young friends enter the most important season of their lives. But relationships have changed, and only time will tell if Lindsay, Katie, and Lizzie Anne have made the right choices. Three young women are about to change their lives: Lizzie Anne and Samuel have decided to get married, and Lindsay is about to be baptized into the Amish faith and is being courted by Matthew. While Katie Kauffman is happy for her friends who seem to have settled their futures, she is also finding herself something of a fifth wheel. When Lindsay’s sister Jessica returns to Bird-in-Hand, she finds that Jake Miller has moved on with his life. He lost hope that Jessica would ever be satisfied to settle in rural Pennsylvania and takes comfort in becoming close friends with Katie. However, it’s not an easy road as Jake is Mennonite and Katie has just been baptized. Her father forbids them to see each other, adamant that his daughter marry an Amish man. Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you’ll meet the delightful women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman’s story unfolds, you will share in her joys, dreams . . . and secrets. You’ll discover the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle and, most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families.

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By Mary Carver
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  • Publisher : Revell
  • Book Code : 1493428675
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 540
  • Pdf File: courageous-joy.pdf

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There's an unspoken tension between happiness and discontentment. You love your family and friends, but complicated relationships drain and discourage you. You're grateful for work but sometimes feel overlooked. You want to follow Jesus yet feel pulled in a dozen different directions. You know God loves you, yet insecurities bully you. The voices of this world are so loud, how can someone possibly hear God's still small voice? The injustice and wounds of this world are so great, how can someone possibly experience lasting joy? Your friends at (in)courage know how you feel and have grappled with these questions too. Find the answers you're looking for in Courageous Joy, a six-week Bible study that celebrates God's goodness and shows you how to experience true joy right where you are. If you want to be able to "rejoice in the Lord always" not just in theory but in everyday practice, if you long for a profound sense of calm and confidence in every season and situation of life, this study will light the way.

Not Yet Married

By Marshall Segal
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  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 1433555484
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 568
  • Pdf File: not-yet-married.pdf

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Life Is Never Mainly About Love and Marriage. So Learn to Live and Date for More. Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the corner of the world for God to bring you “the one,” but about inspiring you to live and date for more now. If you follow Jesus, the search for a spouse is no longer a pursuit of the perfect person, but a pursuit of more of God. He will likely write a love story for you different than the one you would write for yourself, but that’s because he loves you and knows how to write a better story. This book was written to help you find real hope, happiness, and purpose in your not-yet-married life.

Season of Joy

By Annie Rains
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  • Publisher : Forever
  • Book Code : 1538700913
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 314
  • Pdf File: season-of-joy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Fall in love with this heartfelt holiday romance between a down-on-his-luck Christmas tree farmer and a woman with plans to bring the merriment back to their town. Tis the season for love For single father Granger Fields, Christmas is his busiest and most profitable time of the year. But when a fire devastates the Merry Mountain Tree Farm, he fears the season won't be holly or jolly unless he can convince free spirit Joy Benson to care for his two rambunctious daughters. Yet while Granger wants to focus on saving his business, Joy seems determined to shake up his family's Christmas with her festive ideas and merry making. Joy is counting down the days until she can open her own art gallery. Babysitting Abby and Willow will help her reach her goal, and when inspiration strikes, Joy convinces Granger that her craft classes can bring even more holiday cheer to the farm. As crowds return and Joy's creative side flourishes, life with Granger and his girls begins to feel like home. But with Christmas coming nearer, can Joy convince Granger to open his heart again? Or will their newfound happiness be as fleeting as the newly fallen snow?

The Christmas Joy Ride

By Melody Carlson
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  • Publisher : Revell
  • Book Code : 1441228179
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 665
  • Pdf File: the-christmas-joy-ride.pdf

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Miranda did not put adventure on her Christmas list, but thanks to her eighty-five-year-old neighbor Joy, that's exactly what she's getting this year. When Joy tells Miranda that she plans to drive an old RV decked out in Christmas decorations from their Chicago neighborhood to her new retirement digs in Phoenix--in the dead of winter, no less--the much younger Miranda insists that Joy cannot make such a trip by herself. Besides, a crazy trip with Joy would be more interesting than another Christmas home alone. Unemployed and facing foreclosure, Miranda feels she has nothing to lose by packing a bag and heading off to Route 66. But Joy has a hidden agenda for their Christmas joyride--and a hidden problem that could derail the whole venture. No one captures the heartwarming fun of the Christmas season quite like Melody Carlson. Fasten your seat belt, because it's going to be an exciting ride!

The Prophet

By Kahlil Gibran
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  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 9390287820
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 362
  • Pdf File: the-prophet.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A book of poetic essays written in English, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is full of religious inspirations. With the twelve illustrations drawn by the author himself, the book took more than eleven years to be formulated and perfected and is Gibran's best-known work. It represents the height of his literary career as he came to be noted as ‘the Bard of Washington Street.’ Captivating and vivified with feeling, The Prophet has been translated into forty languages throughout the world, and is considered the most widely read book of the twentieth century. Its first edition of 1300 copies sold out within a month.

Defiant Joy

By Stasi Eldredge
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 140020870X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 502
  • Pdf File: defiant-joy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bestselling author Stasi Eldredge shows us how to choose a joy that stands against the tides of life's real and often overwhelming pain. Defiant Joy will help you… get off the emotional roller coaster and experience daily joy; learn how to have a posture of holy defiance when circumstances threaten to weigh down your soul; and find new perspectives on painful circumstances and see how God sometimes interferes with your life to heal and transform you. We are called to live. And, miraculously, to live with joy. We all spend a lot of energy reaching for happiness, but we are never quite able to hang on to it. Real life happens, and our circumstances take us on an emotional rollercoaster ride. So the Bible’s call to “be joyful always” sounds almost crazy—and out of reach. But it doesn’t have to be. Joy is meant to be ours, a joy that is defiant in the face of this broken world. This joy is not simply happiness on steroids; it’s the unyielding belief that sorrow and loss do not have the final say. It’s the stubborn determination to be present to whatever may come and to interpret both goodness and grief by the light of heaven. In Defiant Joy, Stasi Eldredge invites us with courage, candor, and tender vulnerability to a place beyond sadness or happiness. She shows us how to maintain a posture of holy defiance that neither denies nor diminishes our pain but dares to live with expectant, unwavering hope.

Nigella Christmas

By Nigella Lawson
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  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Book Code : 0307364011
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 732
  • Pdf File: nigella-christmas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nigella Christmas comprises reliable, practical, easy-to-follow recipes and inspiring and reassuring advice, presented in a gorgeous package that will make this the ultimate gift to yourself, your family and friends. Nigella Christmas will surely become an all-time perennial favourite, the book we will all reach for – for minimum stress and maximum enjoyment – at holiday season. Recipes include everything from Christmas cakes and puddings to quick homemade presents (cookies and chutneys); food to cook and freeze ahead; oven slow-cooking; “hero” ingredients; as well as party food and drinks. And, of course, exciting and inspiring variations for the Main Event – from traditional turkey, festive ham and special trimmings; to a Swedish or Polish Christmas à la Nigella; to a vegetarian Christmas feast.

The Changeling

By Joy Williams
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  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Book Code : 194104090X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 839
  • Pdf File: the-changeling.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With a new introduction by Karen Russell, the 40th anniversary edition of The Changeling is a visionary fairy tale and a work of mythic genius by one of our best writers. Forty years later, The Changeling is no less haunting and no less visionary than the day it was published, but it has only become clearer that Joy Williams is a virtuosic stylist and a singular thinker—a genius in every sense of the word. When we first meet Pearl—young in years but advanced in her drinking—she’s on the lam, sitting at a hotel bar in Florida, throwing back gin and tonics with her infant son cradled in the crook of her arm. But her escape is brief, and the relief she feels at having fled her abusive husband, and the Northeastern island his family calls home, doesn’t last for long. Soon she’s being shepherded back. The island, for Pearl, is a place of madness and pain, and her round-the-clock drinking spurs on the former even if it dulls the latter. And through this lens—Pearl’s fragile consciousness—readers encounter the horror and triumph of both childhood and motherhood in a new light. With language that flits between exuberance and elegy, the plainspoken and the poetic, Joy Williams has blended, as Rick Moody writes, “the arresting improbabilities of magic realism, with the surrealism of the folkloric revival . . . and with the modernist foreboding of Under the Volcano,” and created something entirely original and entirely consuming.

The Season of Second Chances

By Diane Meier
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 9781429922432
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 197
  • Pdf File: the-season-of-second-chances.pdf

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A world of possibilities opens up for Joy Harkness when she sets out on a journey that's going to show her the importance of friendship, love, and what makes a house a home Coming-of-age can happen at any age. Joy Harkness had built a university career and a safe life in New York, protected and insulated from the intrusions and involvements of other people. When offered a position at Amherst College, she impulsively leaves the city, and along with generations of material belongings, she packs her equally heavy emotional baggage. A tumbledown Victorian house proves an unlikely choice for a woman whose family heirlooms have been boxed away for years. Nevertheless, this white elephant becomes the home that changes Joy forever. As the restoration begins to take shape, so does her outlook on life, and the choices she makes over paint chips, wallpaper samples, and floorboards are reflected in her connection to the co-workers who become friends and friendships that deepen. A brilliant, quirky, town fixture of a handyman guides the renovation of the house and sparks Joy's interest to encourage his personal and professional growth. Amid the half-wanted attention of the campus's single, middle-aged men, known as "the Coyotes,"and the legitimate dramas of her close-knit community, Joy learns that the key to the affection of family and friends is being worthy of it, and most important, that second chances are waiting to be discovered within us all.

Surprised by Joy

By C. S. Lewis
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062565443
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 218
  • Pdf File: surprised.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A repackaged edition of the revered author’s spiritual memoir, in which he recounts the story of his divine journey and eventual conversion to Christianity. C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—takes readers on a spiritual journey through his early life and eventual embrace of the Christian faith. Lewis begins with his childhood in Belfast, surveys his boarding school years and his youthful atheism in England, reflects on his experience in World War I, and ends at Oxford, where he became "the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England." As he recounts his lifelong search for joy, Lewis demonstrates its role in guiding him to find God.

Ninety-Nine Stories of God

By Joy Williams
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  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Book Code : 1941040365
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 379
  • Pdf File: ninety-nine-stories-of-god.pdf

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A New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book of the Year at Esquire, Seattle Times, Minnesota Star Tribune, Huffington Post, and Publishers Weekly. From “quite possibly America’s best living writer of short stories” (NPR), Ninety-Nine Stories of God finds Joy Williams reeling between the sublime and the surreal, knocking down the barriers between the workaday and the divine. Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Joy Williams has a one-of-a-kind gift for capturing both the absurdity and the darkness of everyday life. In Ninety-Nine Stories of God, she takes on one of mankind’s most confounding preoccupations: the Supreme Being. This series of short, fictional vignettes explores our day-to-day interactions with an ever-elusive and arbitrary God. It’s the Book of Common Prayer as seen through a looking glass—a powerfully vivid collection of seemingly random life moments. The figures that haunt these stories range from Kafka (talking to a fish) to the Aztecs, Tolstoy to Abraham and Sarah, O. J. Simpson to a pack of wolves. Most of Williams’s characters, however, are like the rest of us: anonymous strivers and bumblers who brush up against God in the least expected places or go searching for Him when He’s standing right there. The Lord shows up at a hot-dog-eating contest, a demolition derby, a formal gala, and a drugstore, where he’s in line to get a shingles vaccination. At turns comic and yearning, lyric and aphoristic, Ninety-Nine Stories of God serves as a pure distillation of one of our great artists.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Wonder of Christmas

By Newmark
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1611592828
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 661
  • Pdf File: chicken-soup-for-the-soul.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Anyone who loves this joyous time of year will love these heartwarming and entertaining stories of family bonding, holiday hijinks, community spirit, and family and religious traditions. A fantastic holiday gift and a great way to start the season! Christmas is a merry and joyful time of year, full of family, friends, and traditions. You’ll delight in reading these 101 holiday tales of inspiration, love, and wonder. Many will make you laugh out loud; others will make you tear up a little. And all the stories are “Santa safe” so they can keep the magic alive for the whole family!

Joy to the World

By Scott Hahn
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  • Publisher : Image
  • Book Code : 0804141134
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 194
  • Pdf File: joy-to-the-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What could be more familiar than the Christmas story--and yet what could be more extraordinary? The cast of characters is strange and exotic: shepherds and magicians, an emperor and a despot, angels, and a baby who is Almighty God. The strangeness calls for an explanation, and this book provides it by examining the characters and the story in light of the biblical and historical context. Bestselling author Scott Hahn who has written extensively on Scripture and the early Church, brings evidence to light, dispelling some of the mystery of the story. Yet Christmas is made familiar all over again by showing it to be a family story. Christmas, as it appears in the New Testament, is the story of a father, a mother, and a child--their relationships, their interactions, their principles, their individual lives, and their common life. To see the life of this "earthly trinity" is to gaze into heaven.

A Season of Glory

By Dick Braswell
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1453545425
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 143
  • Pdf File: a-season-of-glory.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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Winter

By BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
  • Book Code : 1424557739
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 670
  • Pdf File: winter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Winter. It’s a season of celebration. A season of beauty and anticipation. A season of snow flakes and scarves, and watching flames dance in the fireplace. We spend time enhancing relationships with family and friends, sharing meals and attending parties. We exchange smiles with strangers and gifts with loved ones. This 90-day devotional will encourage you to spend some time with God, celebrating the gift of his Son. Experience his life, joy, and peace during the busyness of the celebration season.

The Joy of Family Traditions

By Jennifer Trainer Thompson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Celestial Arts
  • Book Code : 0307788849
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 756
  • Pdf File: the-joy-of-family-traditions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When a special activity evolves into a tradition within a family, it creates meaning, connection, and community and makes common occasions more momentous and memorable. Establishing a sense of stability and shared history has never been more important to parents than it is today, as families become more fractured and scattered. THE JOY OF FAMILY TRADITIONS offers more than 400 fresh ideas and creative approaches to cultivating birthday, anniversary, holiday, and other rite-of-passage and seasonal traditions that strengthen personal bonds and reflect a family's individual style, spirituality, and values. Inspires and instructs families on how to create, personalize, adapt, and preserve relevant traditions that reflect how we live today. Explores the historical, cultural, and often quirky origins of holidays, customs, and milestones, both uncommon and familiar. Includes holidays, holy days, annual events, once-in-a-lifetime occasions, and personal celebrations. Reviews"A lovely new book that pays tribute to hundreds of celebrations from around the world and offers new ideas for marking important occasions."—Pregnancy Magazin "Be inspired to preserve, personalize and create meaningful holiday and year round traditions with the more than 400 multi-cultural activities found in The Joy of Family Traditions."—Senior Wire News Service "...read The Joy of Family Traditions by Jennifer Trainer Thompson, so you can celebrate the holidays even better than you celebrate them now."—Washington Post Recommended in Q&A Column"If you love family traditions, you will take pleasure in The Joy of Family Traditions by Jennifer Trainer Thompson."-Tom McMahon's syndicated "Kid Tips" Column appears in 62 newspapers nationwideFeatured in two wedding themed pieces on 5/1/08 and 5/8/08.-Content That Works

Enjoy the Season You’Re In

By Dr. Jesse D. Thomas
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1490850961
  • Total of Pages : 108
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 803
  • Pdf File: enjoy-the-season-you-re-in.pdf

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This book deals with looking at the seasons in our life from a divine viewpoint instead of a cosmic or worldly viewpoint. God created all of us for His divine purpose and has a plan for our lives from birth to transition. When we begin to look at life from His viewpoint, we find that joy in our soul is one of his main purposes, regardless of what we are going through. The bible says, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2). This is an excellent example of how we should live our lives, and this is what you will find in this book: ways to maintain joy as you change the way you look at your circumstances.

"And Never Know the Joy"

By C. C. Barfoot
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9042020768
  • Total of Pages : 490
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 650
  • Pdf File: and-never-know-the-joy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“And Never Know the Joy” : Sex and the Erotic in English Poetry promises the reader much to enjoy and to reflect on: riddles and sex games; the grammar of relationships; the cunning psychology of bodily fantasies; sexuality as the ambiguous performance of words; the allure of music and its instruments; the erotics of death and remembrance, are just a few of the initial themes that emerge from the twenty-five articles to be found in this volume, with many an invitation “to seize the day”. Reproduction, pregnancy, and fear; discredited and degraded libertines; the ventriloquism of sexual objects; the ease with which men are reduced to impotence by the carnality of women; orgasm and melancholy; erotic mysticism and religious sexuality; the potency and dangers of fruit and flowers; the delights of the recumbent male body and of dancing girls; the fertile ritual use of poetic texts; striptease and revolution; silent women reclaimed as active vessels, are amongst the many engaging topics that emerge out of the ongoing and entertaining scholarly discussion of sex and eroticism in English poetry.

The Seasons of Advent

By Susan Craig
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1490860495
  • Total of Pages : 108
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 492
  • Pdf File: the-seasons-of-advent.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hope: expressed as anticipation, expectation, preparation, and transformation. Gladness: expressed as illumination, celebration, appreciation, and jubilation. Promise: expressed in constancy, guidance, providence, and comfort. Love: expressed in perseverance, faith, forgiveness, and truth. Then it seemed natural to look at what had been told about the purpose of this greatest of gifts from God. I explored the wonder of Advent and the reasons for it. This exploration has deepened my amazement and understanding of God’s greatest of gifts; I hope it will for you too.

The Commercialization of the Holiday Season in Quebec, 1885-1915

By Jean-Philippe Warren
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527574105
  • Total of Pages : 140
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 553
  • Pdf File: the-commercialization-of-the-holiday-season-in-quebec-1885-1915.pdf

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Most people believe that consumer Christmas is a recent creation. However, it was more than a century ago that the consumer spirit of Christmas blossomed. Few societies illustrate this spectacular development better than French Canada. Here, the new spirit of Christmas that came to prevail imposed itself through two battles. On the one hand, New Year’s Day, which had been the true focal point of the winter season in French Canadians’ culture, was supplanted by the Nativity. On the other hand, Baby Jesus was replaced by Santa Claus. In seeking to understand how Christian celebrations became at the turn of the twentieth century the commercial event par excellence for French Canadians, this book invites the reader to question the genesis of seemingly immemorial traditions.

Ours for a Season

By Kim Vogel Sawyer
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  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Book Code : 0735290113
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 860
  • Pdf File: ours-for-a-season.pdf

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An Old Order Mennonite couple's vows and beliefs are challenged in this stirring contemporary novel for fans of Cindy Woodsmall or Shelley Shepherd Gray. Anthony and Marty Hirschler are part of an Old Order Mennonite community in Pine Hill, Indiana. The couple has grown apart since a doctor confirmed they would never have children. Marty longs to escape the tight-knit area where large families are valued, and the opportunity to do so arises when her childhood friend, Brooke Spalding, resurfaces with the wild idea of rebuilding a ghost town into a resort community. Brooke hires Anthony to help with the construction, drawing the Hirschlers away from Indiana and into her plan, and then finds herself diagnosed with cancer. Moral complications with Brooke's vision for a casino as part of the resort and the discovery of a runaway teenager hiding on the property open up a world neither the Hirschlers nor Brooke had considered before. Will they be able to overcome their challenges and differences to help the ones among them hurting the most?

Happiness

By B&H Editorial Staff
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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1087706157
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 249
  • Pdf File: happiness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It doesn’t seem to matter how much positivity is around us, we always seem to focus on the negative. Sometimes we need to be reminded of all the good in the world. God wants more for you than to get through each day. He wants you to have the genuine happiness that can be found each and every day, even when the days seem to be filled with clouds. In Happiness: 100 Devotions to Brighten Your Day you will find the joy that God has given us each and every day. Don’t allow the negativity in the world hold onto your focus. Instead, find joy in knowing that there is a God that loves you and cares for you.

Passionate Joy

By Dr. James Evans McReynolds
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595828582
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 543
  • Pdf File: passionate-joy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Passionate Joy connects the psychological and spiritual understanding of our least discussed human emotion. This book reflects the dawn of a revolutionary approach to living. Norman Vincent Peale anointed Jim McReynolds as minister of joy to the world. The most important characteristic of a minister of joy is humility. This book teaches people the purpose of our lives is to create an atmosphere for joy and miracles to happen. Life is difficult. Building a wealth of joy enables us to know happiness. Readers will enter the joy of the Lord as they reflect upon their own joy. This book can be used as a text for study groups. Questions for reflections are included at the end of each chapter. This book was envisioned during studies at Vanderbilt University and the University of Oxford in England. The material has been shared during a lifetime of weekend retreats, conferences, and seminars for churches, schools, workplaces, and community groups.

Seasons of Grace

By Alicia Marie Hopkins
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1465317945
  • Total of Pages : 59
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 422
  • Pdf File: seasons-of-grace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Seasons of Grace is a collection of poetry that has a unique twist to it. The books central theme is Ecclesiastes 3. The chapters in the book take after the four seasons. Many of the poems surround the idea of faith, worship, and obedience to the Lord. Each poem has a unique meaning behind it. There is also a collection of stories in the back of the book that explain many of the poems throughout the book. This book will help you to look deeper in to who God really is and hopefully give you a new look at life.

Man Enough

By Justin Baldoni
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063055619
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 120
  • Pdf File: man-enough.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A GRIPPING, FEARLESS EXPLORATION OF MASCULINITY The effects of traditionally defined masculinity have become one of the most prevalent social issues of our time. In this engaging and provocative new book, beloved actor, director, and social activist Justin Baldoni reflects on his own struggles with masculinity. With insight and honesty, he explores a range of difficult, sometimes uncomfortable topics including strength and vulnerability, relationships and marriage, body image, sex and sexuality, racial justice, gender equality, and fatherhood. Writing from experience, Justin invites us to move beyond the scripts we’ve learned since childhood and the roles we are expected to play. He challenges men to be brave enough to be vulnerable, to be strong enough to be sensitive, to be confident enough to listen. Encouraging men to dig deep within themselves, Justin helps us reimagine what it means to be man enough and in the process what it means to be human.