Author: Love God Greatly
Release Date: 2017-02-16
Broken...It means to be damaged or no longer in proper working order. You see it in illnesses that ravage a once energetic and lively body. You see it in families where marriages are fractured. You see it in relationships that suffer from intentional, or even unintentional hurt.Brokenness is all around us. No matter how hard we try we can never escape it, because we all carry brokenness within us. And it's all because of sin. Throughout Scripture we read stories of broken people. But the beauty of God's Word is that it is not just a story of tragedy. Woven throughout the Bible is also the greatest story of redemption. In this six-week Love God Greatly study, you're invited to see the goodness of God as He remembers Sarah throughout her years of infertility. Come see Him care for Naomi as she deals with loss and loneliness. Behold our great God who gave Moses courage, Paul true zeal, and the adulterous woman forgiveness and the chance of a new life. All of the people we will study - and us included - have hearts and souls that need rescuing. Ultimately we will find that the answer to all of our brokenness - no matter who we are or what we've done - is Christ himself. So grab your favorite beverage, crack open your Bible, and together let's rejoice with the broken and redeemed of God... reading and writing what God speaks into our hearts along the way. For more encouragement, join us at LoveGodGreatly.com where you'll find further insights, community, and content to supplement your time in God's Word!
Author: Love God Greatly
Release Date: 2018-02
FEAR & ANXIETYDoes life seem overwhelming at times? Do you struggle with sleepless nights? Are the "what if" thoughts invading your mind and robbing you of peace? Are you looking for relief from the fear and anxiety that is filling your life and silencing your dreams of a better tomorrow?Make no mistake; fear is all around us. But that doesn't mean we have to cower to it any longer. Fear is a bully, and it's time we put it in its place! Fear is not allowed to have power over our lives any longer. In this six-week study, we will dig into God's Word, from the Old Testament to the New, and discover what God says about fear and anxiety. We'll learn how we can combat it through the power of His Word. No longer will we be slaves to our fears. Though fear and anxiety will always be a part of our lives, we can learn how to take back control and not allow it to cripple us any longer. Looking to God for help, we will find the freedom our hearts are aching for and the peace our minds need. With God on our side and His Words in our hearts and minds, we will overcome! So grab your favorite beverage, crack open your Bible, and let's encounter our Fear Slayer together as we read about and write down God's instructions. For more encouragement, join us online where you'll find corresponding Bible study content on our Monday, Wednesday, and Friday blogs, further insights with our daily devotionals and a loving community to cheer for you as you spend time in God's Word!LOVEGODGREATLY.COM
Dare to believe you are loved with an everlasting love . . . and loved completely, for who you are. When you feel deeply loved and cherished, your whole outlook on life is infused with energy every day. Yet all too often, many of us seek acceptance and personal validation in all the wrong places or with the wrong people. It’s time for a life-changing discovery—that you can experience full, forever love from the One who knows you best. In the You Are Loved Bible Study, popular authors Sally Clarkson and Angela Perritt walk with you on a journey through Scripture, sharing transformative truths that reveal the depth of God’s love for you. With this special Women of Faith edition of You Are Loved, you will come to see—and truly believe—that you are seen, known, free, and loved.
Author: Love God Greatly
Release Date: 2016-11-18
Love God Greatly is dedicated to making God's Word available to our beautiful community of women...and now, women have the incredible opportunity to share God's Word with children through this study uniquely crafted for young hearts.God With Us- an Advent Study for Kids offers God's Word to the next generation of believers in practical and interactive ways that are sure to engage children in a deeper understanding of who God is and His story for their lives.Following a simple 4-week Bible reading plan, Scripture will come alive to your child with the help of spacious journaling pages, fun memory verse coloring pages, and an area to draw and record personal items of prayer and praise. God With Us- an Advent Study for Kids is the perfect companion for children to use alongside the Love God Greatly God With Us- women's advent study journal.Journal along with us as we dive into Scripture together...reading and writing what God speaks into our hearts. For more encouragement for you and your child, join us online for further insights, community, and content to supplement your time in God's Word!
Author: Sheila Walsh
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2012-03-12
The other side of brokenness "If I could write only one book in my lifetime, I would ask God to make it this one, the very book you now hold in your hands. . . ."?Sheila Walsh God loves broken people. And when weary, wounded men and women find a way to open their bruised hearts and somehow welcome Him into their personal darkness, they will find a love beyond anything they have ever known. When the glass house Sheila had lived in for so many years came crashing to the ground, she began a new life outside the safety of those walls. No, it didn't feel good, nor safe?not at all. But it felt true. Sheila saw herself as a broken lamb limping after the Shepherd, not knowing where He was going, but knowing that wherever He went, she wanted to go with Him. In twelve stirring, insightful, and deeply revealing chapters, Sheila Walsh shows how personal brokenness can open doors of intimacy with Jesus Christ that might never open in any other way. It's not that God loves broken people more than those who imagine themselves to be whole?it's simply that they know they are loved. They dare to believe it . . . and through such trust, a new wholeness emerges from yesterday's broken pieces.
Brokenness happens. Tragedy, sin, and the painful choices of others all have the ability to disrupt an otherwise contented life. And as a result of our heartache, we often attempt to fix our own brokenness--with disastrous results. If you've tried to heal, but keep ending up in the same place--whether the battle is in your heart or out in the open where everyone can see--The Mended Heart is for you. In this book, author Suzanne Eller tells it like it is: people throw quick fixes at you or tell you to pull yourself up by your bootstraps (whatever that means). More important, though, she shares the powerful truth of Jesus's mission as outlined in Luke 4:18-21: He came to set free all those who are oppressed and in need of mending. You don't have to fix yourself--Jesus loves you right where you are. In fact, He has already completed the work that needs to be done. The Mended Heart will encourage you to trust him, to give and receive grace, and to move ahead even stronger than before--even if others don't move with you.
Sexuality was a part of God’s good creation from the beginning. But with sin came a world filled with sexual brokenness. Thankfully, God is always in the business of restoration. This book offers hope for both the sexually immoral and the sexually victimized, pointing us all to the grace of Jesus Christ, who mercifully intervenes each moment in our lifelong journey toward renewal. Author David Powlison casts a vision for the key to deep transformation, better than anything the world has to offer—not just fresh resolve, not just flimsy forgiveness, not just simple formulas, but true, lasting mercy from God, who is making all things new.
How do you hold on to hope when you don’t get the ending you asked for? When Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda, accidentally founded a booming organization, and later became the mother of thirteen girls through the miracle of adoption, she determined to weave her life together with the people she desired to serve. But joy often gave way to sorrow as she invested her heart fully in walking alongside people in the grip of poverty, addiction, desperation, and disease. After unexpected tragedy shook her family, for the first time Katie began to wonder, Is God really good? Does He really love us? When she turned to Him with her questions, God spoke truth to her heart and drew her even deeper into relationship with Him. Daring to Hope is an invitation to cling to the God of the impossible—the God who whispers His love to us in the quiet, in the mundane, when our prayers are not answered the way we want or the miracle doesn’t come. It’s about a mother discovering the extraordinary strength it takes to be ordinary. It’s about choosing faith no matter the circumstance and about encountering God’s goodness in the least expected places. Though your heartaches and dreams may take a different shape, you will find your own questions echoed in these pages. You’ll be reminded of the gifts of joy in the midst of sorrow. And you’ll hear God’s whisper: Hold on to hope. I will meet you here.
Author: Love God Greatly
Release Date: 2016-10-21
We are reminded in Ephesians 5:20 to "... always give thanks to God the Father for everything." For everything, Lord? Does God really want us to give thanks for things like relationships that cause us pain, heartaches, empty bank accounts, and sick bodies? EVERYTHING? In this two-week Love God Greatly Bible study, you'll learn what God's Word has to say about cultivating a life of thankfulness and how YOU can intentionally begin applying these uplifting truths in your everyday life. You're invited to journal with us as we dive into God's Word together... reading and writing what God speaks into your heart along the way. Just think of what could happen if we began choosing to see everything in our lives through a lens of gratitude...Join us at LoveGodGreatly.com for further insights, community, and content to supplement your time in God's Word!
Have you ever heard of the "ripple effect"? Have you ever considered that one selfish, stupid decision could change your family...your community...your whole life...forever? In this story, based on true-life events, Jake Adams discovers that his choices have unintended consequences-both for good and for evil. And through those choices, God displays how He weaves the threads of a life into a tapestry, working "all things together for good..".even selfish, stupid decisions. "Hell's Bend is a gripping, fast-paced story with clever plot twists and some surprising outcomes that entertain and challenge both teen and adult readers." -Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association "In this debut novel, Angie Camp crafts a fast-paced, engaging novel with characters who illustrate the best and the worst of Christ-followers. With its surprising plot twists, engaging characters and too-real conflicts, it will keep the reader up late and challenge any serious reader to take inventory of his own faith." -Randall Murphree, Editor, AFA Journal, American Family Association "To mourn is to know God and His deepest wounds for His Son who bore our infirmities and our sorrows. This intimate, honest, and unforgettable story of tragedy and triumph takes you on a journey, as despair is conquered and the wounded are made whole again." -Merle Temple, The Redeemed Angie Camp is a worship leader, speaker and first-time author. The single mother of five resides in Northeast Mississippi where she is continuing her education through Liberty University Online in Christian Counseling. Barry Westmoreland, a native of North Mississippi, served as co-author for Hell's Bend: A Moment From Eternity. Although a salesman by trade, his own life experiences inspired Barry to initiate this project. He and his wife, Donna, currently reside in South Alabama."
Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love, for each other, for their God, and for his tabernacle at Shiloh. Greatly disturbed by the corruption of the priests, they long for restoration and pray for a deliverer. But nothing changes as the years pass. Years that also reveal Hannah to be barren. Pressured by his family to take another wife, Elkanah marries Peninnah, who quickly begins to bear children. Disgraced and taunted by her husband's new wife, Hannah turns again to prayers that seem doomed to go unanswered. Do her devotion and kindness in the face of Peninnah's cruelty count for nothing? Why does God remain silent and indifferent to her pleas? Travel back to the dusty streets of Shiloh with an expert guide as Jill Eileen Smith brings to life a beloved story of hope, patience, and deliverance that shows that even the most broken of relationships can be restored.