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The Season of Comfort and Joy

By Cathy Bramley
  • ISBN Code: : 1409191974
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 873
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-season-of-comfort-and-joy.pdf

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Curl up this Christmas with bestselling author Cathy Bramley - THE SEASON OF COMFORT AND JOY continues the story of The Cookery School and **contains recipes!** It's Christmas Eve and after a busy year for Verity Bloom launching a cookery school, she's ready to celebrate the season with a few relaxing days. Full of good food, friends and family around her - because that's what Christmas is all about! All Verity's friends are full of excitement about the holidays too and cannot wait to launch their annual town's celebrations. It is the perfect recipe for comfort and joy... But the weather has other ideas. Relentless rain leads to a power cut that spells disaster and it's starting to look like the celebrations could be a total washout. With dreams of a perfect Christmas dashed, will the last of the festive cheer be swept away in the downpour? Or can Verity cook up a miracle for everyone she holds dear? The perfect heartwarming story of love, community and hope for the festive season! Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Sherryl Woods.

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  • Pdf File: the-kauffman-amish-bakery-collection.pdf

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Bestselling author Amy Clipston’s Kauffman Amish Bakery series is now available in one volume! A Gift of Grace When Rebecca Kauffman’s older sister, who left the Amish community when she was a teenager, dies in an automobile accident, Rebecca is left custody of her two modern non-Amish teenage nieces, Jessica and Lindsay. Will she be able to reconcile the two worlds in her home—or will the clash of cultures tear apart her world—and her marriage? A Promise of Hope In A Promise of Hope, the second book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series by Amy Clipston, an Amish widow with newborn twins discovers her deceased husband had disturbing secrets. As she tries to come to grips with the past, she considers a loveless marriage to ensure stability for her young family . . . with her faith in God hanging in the balance. A Place of Peace Miriam Lapp returns to the Amish community she once belonged to when she hears of her mother’s death. Amidst her grief and some painful lies from her past, she is forced to face the people who rejected her. Losing her once fiancé and being shunned by her father becomes an excruciating test of her faith. A Place of Peace is one story you won't soon forget. A Life of Joy Eighteen-year-old Lindsay Bedford is struggling to figure out where she belongs. In the Amish community of Bird-in-Hand? Or in the English world like her older sister? Returning for an extended visit to her hometown in Virginia, Lindsay must reconnect with old friends, face family pressures, and take some surprising turns before she can truly find her way home. A Season of Love In A Season of Love, the fifth and final novel of Amy Clipston’s best-selling Kauffman Amish Bakery series, 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.

Good News of Great Joy

By John Piper
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  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 1433573261
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 513
  • Pdf File: good-news-of-great-joy.pdf

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25 Advent Readings by Pastor and Author John Piper Come, let us adore him. This beloved Advent refrain captures the heart of the season. Advent is for adoring Jesus. It is a season of preparation to ready our hearts for the glory of Christmas Day as we celebrate the coming of the eternal God in our frail humanity. These twenty-five short devotional readings from John Piper aim to help you keep Christ at the center of the Advent season.

Jesus, I Need You

By Zondervan
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310088305
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 767
  • Pdf File: jesus-i-need-you.pdf

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Good times. Bad times. In-between times. When your daily ordeals threaten to overwhelm you, the simple prayer “Jesus, I need You”offers peace and rest. Whether you’re experiencing a season of heartache or a season of joy, a time of questioning or a time of deep gratitude, the vulnerable prayers featured throughout will meet you where you are. With space for journaling, Jesus, I Need You will quiet your mind and heart as you discover the Lord’s faithfulness and lovingkindness. Find the comfort, hope, and celebration you seek as you ground your faith in the Savior who can be trusted in all circumstances.

What If It's Wonderful?

By Nicole Zasowski
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 0785226494
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 430
  • Pdf File: what-if-it-s-wonderful.pdf

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What if my hope only leads to disappointment? What if I embrace joy only to have it ripped from my hands? What if my celebration is the cause of others' sadness? What if my joy takes me away from the God I knew so well in my pain? Author and marriage and family therapist Nicole Zasowski knows what it's like to take a blow that makes it difficult to look to the future with expectation and ask herself these questions. Yet, as she found the courage to celebrate, she discovered God is as present in our joy as He is in our pain. Yes, God's purpose for us is worked out in our struggles. But what if it is also worked out in our dreams and our delighted joy? In What If it's Wonderful? Nicole helps you: overcome the fears that keep you from looking toward the future with joy; let go of the lies you've believed about happiness and embrace celebration as a part of spiritual growth; approach life with an expectant heart and courage to trust God's good gifts. With a psychological and spiritual case for celebrating, Nicole challenges you to let go of the habit of practicing disappointment and fully embrace joy, beckoning you to ask yourself a new question: What if it's wonderful?

A Legacy of Joy

By Carolyn J. Smith
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 166420623X
  • Total of Pages : 76
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 824
  • Pdf File: a-legacy-of-joy.pdf

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Imagine being a little girl and losing your father. How do you cope? How do you take care of your husband and eight children without all the modern conveniences of today? How do you go through tragedy again and continue to be joyful, and fulfilled? Mom found the strength, confidence, and joy through her Bible. She sought God’s wisdom and direction in the scriptures she read. She also used her sense of humor to get past any negative situations. She had a fulfilled and joyful life, and through her obedience to God, she impacted the world.

A Season Aglow

By Catherine A. Gisi
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1480991228
  • Total of Pages : 70
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 971
  • Pdf File: a-season-aglow.pdf

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A Season Aglow 30 Years of Christmas Joy By: Catherine A. Gisi For what does Christmas mean… A time to cast away our fears, a time for love and faith, A simple gift wrapped carefully – that care, a gift so great… To gather those we cherish most and hold them very near And share our gratitude each day throughout the coming year.

A Season of Glory

By Dick Braswell
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1453545425
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 810
  • Pdf File: a-season-of-glory.pdf

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Reclaiming Christmas

By Ginger Jurries
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  • Publisher : WestBowPress
  • Book Code : 1490814426
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 534
  • Pdf File: reclaiming-christmas.pdf

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Are you tired of the materialistic craziness of Christmas celebrations? Instead of relishing the wonder and joy of the holy holiday, we stumble through in a commercial haze, feeling exhausted and ready for it all to be mercifully finished. Is there an alternative to this commercial dilemma? Happily there is! What we need is not only permission to reclaim our sacred season, but also creative ideas for peace-filled, stress-free, and meaningful celebrations. A plethora of delightful and diverse ideas can help your family not only to anticipate the season but also to grow closer through Advent and enjoy the holy season in a more meaningful, other-centered way.

Joy

By Vanessa Gracia Cruz
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1973662868
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 340
  • Pdf File: joy.pdf

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The Word of God reveals a simple truth that the enemy would never want us to know, and that truth is that God, the creator of joy, did not place joy out of our reach or make its presence in our lives dependent on our circumstances; instead, he benevolently created the nature of joy to be a product of our relationship with him. That is why you can see people living the most amazing seasons of their lives and still lack joy, while others experience the driest, most painful circumstances and somehow remain joyful. The latter have learned how to grow the fruit of joy in their lives through the help of the Holy Spirit. They don’t wait for their circumstances to change, and they don’t tell themselves they will be happier when they get what they are waiting for or that joy is unobtainable. They have learned to cultivate joy and, therefore, enjoy its sweetness during every season of their lives. This book focuses on truths from the Word of God that will teach you how to produce joy, regardless of your present circumstance.

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 : 608
  • 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.