Experiments in Honesty

Praise for Experiments in Honesty “There is a way of putting Jesus on a sacred pedestal so distant from our everyday ... —John Blase Poet and author of The Jubilee: Poems and Know When to Hold 'Em: The High Stakes Game of Fatherhood ...

Author: Steve Daugherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1683971760

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Is there anything left to learn about God's love? When Jesus was asked what mattered most to God, his answer was seemingly simple: love God earnestly and love others the way you want to be loved. In his debut book, Steve Daugherty dives deep into this command and what it means for those who follow Jesus. Throughout Experiments in Honesty, Steve shares stories from the Bible and his own life to explore the ideas of compassion, fear, anger, and faith. This journey will lead all who want to follow Jesus to understand the truth about God's Love -- that it sets us free from fear and allows us to love others more than ourselves. That is, after all, what matters most.

Where I End

Any Christian trying to find God's face in the midst of hardship needs to read this book. ... JOHN BLASE Author of The Jubilee and Know When to Hold 'Em: The High Stakes Game of Fatherhood A single tragic moment altered the course of ...

Author: Katherine Elizabeth Clark

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802496342

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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“Those who are hidden in Jesus, though they suffer, will discover a more beautiful ending—or should I say beginning—than they ever could imagine.” Katherine Clark was just an average wife and mother with two young children when she was in a tragic playground accident in late May 2009. A little boy playing on the jungle gym jumped and landed on Kate’s head, knocking her over and snapping her neck. Kate was paralyzed from the neck down. The doctors diagnosed her with quadriplegia and said she would never walk again. This terrifying prognosis could have been the end of the story. But instead, God chose to work a profound miracle in Kate’s life and in the life of her family. Where I End tells the incredible story. Kate describes how God’s presence carried her through the trying journey of re-learning to walk, both physically and spiritually. Throughout, she shares the deep theological truths that sustained her as she and her family traveled this difficult road. For fans of Ann Voskamp, Sheldon Vanauken, and Joni Eareckson Tada, Where I End offers hope, encouragement, and a timely reminder of who Jesus is: God with us. In a reflective, literary style, Kate invites readers to see pain and suffering within the context of God’s loving, tender, powerful care—and there find hope.

Atlas Girl

—John Blase, author of Know When to Hold 'Em: The High Stakes Game of Fatherhood “Emily bravely takes us on a journey through this writing, courageously showing us thepain behind the pulpit thatcan exist.

Author: Emily T. Wierenga

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441246304

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Disillusioned and yearning for freedom, Emily Wierenga left home at age eighteen with no intention of ever returning. Broken down by organized religion, a childhood battle with anorexia, and her parents' rigidity, she set out to find God somewhere else--anywhere else. Her travels took her across Canada, Central America, the United States, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. She had no idea that her faith was waiting for her the whole time--in the place she least expected it. Poignant and passionate, Atlas Girl is a very personal story of a universal yearning for home and the assurance that we are known, forgiven, and beloved. Readers will find in this memoir a true description of living faith as a two-way pursuit in a world fraught with distraction. Anyone who wrestles with the brokenness we find in the world will love this emotional journey into the arms of the God who heals all wounds.

Abba s Child

They all live in Colorado. His books include Know When to Hold 'Em: The High Stakes Game of Fatherhood; Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas; and All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir (cowritten with Brennan Manning).

Author: Brennan Manning

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1631463969

Category: Religion

Page: 193

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Are you struggling to accept God’s love? We’ve bought into the lie that we are worthy of God’s love only when our lives are going well. But when life begins to fall through the cracks and things become less-than-perfect, we scramble to present a good front to the world—and to God. God longs for us to deeply believe and know that He loves us and accepts us as we are. He calls for us to remove our mask and establish an honest and deep relationship with Him. When we are our true selves, we can finally claim our identity as His own—Abba’s child. Let go of the pressure of an impostor lifestyle and lean into the life-changing wonder of a truly loving relationship with God. Abba’s Child will light the way to freely accepting your belovedness and being renewed by the reassurance of our Father’s deep care for you—regardless of how perfect your life isn’t. “Honest. Genuine. Creative. God hungry. These words surface when I think of the writings of Brennan Manning. Read him for yourself—you’ll see what I mean!” —Max Lucado, New York Times bestselling author “I pray that Brennan Manning and the timeless voices . . . in this book might offer you hope. May they remind you that you are loved by the Father-Creator Himself. May they sing and speak into your life against the voices that tell you otherwise.” —Jon Foreman, lead singer of Switchfoot

Know When to Hold Em

Blase moves into new territory to invite fathers and parents to look at the risk and challenge--and great rewards of parenting--as he invites readers into his imperfect, yet loveable home Written with the raw prose of one who is there, ...

Author: John Blase

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142677608X

Category: Family & Relationships


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Far from the conventional parenting book, Know When to Hold 'Em will encourage readers as they see parenting and fatherhood through a new lens--that of adventurer, risk-taker. Blase moves into new territory to invite fathers and parents to look at the risk and challenge--and great rewards of parenting--as he invites readers into his imperfect, yet loveable home Written with the raw prose of one who is there, smack dab in the middle of possibly the greatest challenge of a person’s life, Blase says, “What I’ve seen so far has convinced me that being a father is a lot like gambling--fatherhood is a risk-tasking venture Featuring an intensely personal voice and filtered through a brass-knuckled optimism, this book offers what very few books on parenting do--the real, true, raw reality and joys of fatherhood.

Flawed Families of the Bible

Soon she would become the pawn of both her father and her husband in a high-stakes game to see who would rule the nation. None of them knew what the future would hold. Saul, restive and churning with increasing fury, only intuited the ...

Author: David E. Garland

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781441201133

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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Most Christians believe that the Bible holds the answers to their questions about daily living, and that reading the Scriptures will show them good examples to follow for their own lives. Think for a moment and try to list a few examples of healthy families in the Bible who are ideals worth emulating. Having trouble? The families of the Bible were far from perfect, and not so different in that regard from our imperfect families today. In Flawed Families of the Bible, a New Testament scholar (David) and a professor of social work (Diana) take a real and close look at the actual families of the Bible. This honest book will inspire and encourage readers with its focus on the overarching theme of hope and grace for families, showing that it is in the "imperfect places" that we can catch a glimpse of grace. Perfect for pastors, counselors, and anyone in a flawed family.

High Stakes Game

Father said if we tried to change our mind and turn ourselves in, we'd be shot as traitors. ... “I didn't know what to think. ... I couldn't stop crying, wishing we had never embarked on this damned, hopeless voyage.

Author: Jeff Mariotte

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416516786

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

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When the Montecito is demolished to make way for a fancy new resort, the close-knit members of its staff have scattered, with Ed Deline and Nessa finding intrigue in London, Danny McCoy running his father's construction company and protecting his ex-fiance, Mike working at a rival casino, and more. Original. (An NBC television series, created by Gary Scott Thompson, starring James Caan, Josh Duhamel, Mary Connell, Mike Cannon, and others) (General Fiction)

The Stakes of Faking It

He'd refused to see what was happening all around him that summer, too consumed with falling for Tana to recognize how ... “Warren is already flying in for the game, and if my father has heard about the high-stakes poker happening here ...

Author: Joanne Rock

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0369708288

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Will a fake engagement be the role of a lifetime? Find out in the conclusion of Joanne Rock’s Brooklyn Nights trilogy. She’s spent eight years running from her past. And now he’s found her. Chase Serrano once meant everything to actress Tana Blackstone. He was her first lover—and the last man she’d destroyed. She honestly never expected to see him again. But now Chase has shown up on her Brooklyn doorstep, wanting payback for the pain her family caused his. How can she refuse the chance for redemption? Posing as his fiancée for one weekend seems simple enough. But has the powerful businessman concocted a devious plan for revenge…with Tana’s heart at stake? From Harlequin Desire: A luxurious world of bold encounters and sizzling chemistry. Love triumphs in these uplifting romances, part of the Brooklyn Nights series: Book 1: A Nine-Month Temptation Book 2: Ways to Tempt the Boss Book 3: The Stakes of Faking It

Harlequin Desire November 2021 Box Set 2 of 2

“Warren is already flying in for the game, and if my father has heard about the high-stakes poker happening here tomorrow, it's not like we have any way to reach him to tell him it's called off now.” Chase swallowed hard, wondering what ...

Author: Adriana Herrera

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0369708326

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Be transported to the luxurious worlds of American tycoons, ranchers and family dynasties. Get ready for bold encounters and sizzling chemistry. Harlequin® Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles in one collection! This box set includes: Just for the Holidays… Sambrano Studios By Adriana Herrera The last man casting director Perla Sambrano wants to see is Gael Montez. But the handsome A-lister is perfect for her new show. Now, snowed in during a script reading, will he become the leading man in her heart just in time for Christmas? The Stakes of Faking It Brooklyn Nights By USA TODAY bestselling author Joanne Rock The daughter of a conman, actress Tana Blackstone has put her family’s past and the people they hurt, like rancher Chase Serrano, behind her. But when he needs a fake fiancée, she can’t refuse. Soon, this fake relationship reveals very real temptation… Secrets, Vegas Style Bad Billionaires By Kira Sinclair Cultivating his bad boy reputation, nightclub CEO Dominic Mercado uses it to help those in need and keep away heartbreak. But when his best friend’s sister, Meredith Forrester, who’s always been off-limits, gets too close, their undeniable attraction may risk everything… For more stories filled with scandal and powerful heroes, look for Harlequin® Desire’s November 2021 Box set 1 of 2.

Colton 911 Forged in Fire

Now he's playing in the high-stakes games. You know, I'm wondering why Richards didn't mention his name. Surely he knows Axel is my father.” “I was thinking that, too.” think Richards is playing us?” “I doubt it, but anything is ...

Author: Linda Warren

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0369713656

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A simple assignment… …turns into life and death Is Lila Colton a thief? Insurance investigator Carter Finch vows to uncover the truth when he visits her gallery. But his temporary mission goes awry when Lila turns out to be incredibly beautiful…and just a bit lethal. A fire engulfs the building, which puts them both in harm’s way. Is Lila his ally or pushing him into a deadly trap? From Harlequin Romantic Suspense: Danger. Passion. Drama. Feel the excitement in these uplifting romances, part of the Colton 911: Chicago series: Book 1: Colton 911: The Secret Network by Marie Ferrarella Book 2: Colton 911: Unlikely Alibi by Lisa Childs Book 3: Colton 911: Undercover Heat by Anna J. Stewart Book 4: Colton 911: Soldier''s Return by Karen Whiddon Book 5: Colton 911: Hidden Target by Colleen Thompson Book 6: Colton 911: Guardian in the Storm by Carla Cassidy Book 7: Colton 911: Secret Defender by Marie Ferrarella Book 8: Colton 911: Temptation Undercover by Jennifer Morey Book 9: Colton 911: Forged in Fire by Linda Warren Book 10: Colton 911: Desperate Ransom by Cindy Dees Book 11: Colton 911: Secret Alibi by Beth Cornelison Book 12: Colton 911: Under Suspicion by Bonnie Vanak