How to focus on Christ during Advent Most Christians agree that Christmas is all about Jesus, yet most of us spend little time preparing our hearts to celebrate Him. Why is this? Partly because we don’t know how. In Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, Asheritah Ciuciu leads readers through the four weeks of Advent (Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love). Each week: Begins with an interactive family devotional that equips readers to celebrate Advent together Offers five daily reflections that focus on that week's name of Jesus Includes suggestions for fun-filled family activities or service projects This devotional can be used by readers in their own personal worship times or as a tool to engage in family worship during the busy holiday season. Either way, participants will gain a greater sense of awe and wonder at who Jesus is. By focusing on the person and character of Jesus throughout the Advent season, readers will prepare their hearts so that when they admire the live nativity, sit in the candlelight service, or wake up on Christian morning, they can join the faithful who sing from the bottom of their hearts, "O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!"
Author: Rachel Marie Stone
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release Date: 2012-12-28
The 2014 Christianity Today Book Award Winner (Christian Living) Food is the source of endless angst and anxiety. We struggle with obesity and eating disorders. Reports of agricultural horror stories give us worries about whether our food is healthy, nutritious or justly produced. It's hard to know if our food is really good for us or for society. Our relationship with food is complicated to say the least. But God intended for us to delight in our food. Rachel Stone calls us to rediscover joyful eating by receiving food as God's good gift of provision and care for us. She shows us how God intends for us to relate to him and each other through food, and how our meals can become expressions of generosity, community and love of neighbor. Eating together can bring healing to those with eating disorders, and we can make wise choices for sustainable agriculture. Ultimately, redemptive eating is a sacramental act of culture making through which we gratefully herald the feast of the kingdom of God. Filled with practical insights and some tasty recipes, this book provides a Christian journey into the delight of eating. Come to the table, partake of the Bread of Life—and eat with joy.
Record your thoughts, prayers, and insights in this personal companion journal as you read Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction. Featuring key Scripture, quotes from Full, and other beloved Christian writers, you'll find ample opportunities to reflect on and apply the powerful truths you're learning in Full.
When you're in a tempting situation, all you can think of is the food. How good it looks. How good it smells. How good it will taste. What you need is a way to break the hold food has on you. I Deserve a Donut will help. It is a hands-on, use-it-in-the-thick-of-the-battle book that will help you renew your mind right when you need it. It's filled with 150+ Bible verses, 37 sets of questions, and 20 sets of tips-all specifically chosen to help you take off the lies that make you eat and put on the truth that will set you free. As you renew your mind, you'll notice your desires changing. You'll actually "want" to follow your boundaries. And that will make it easier to say no to the donut. If you'd like a companion Bible study to this book, check out "Taste for Truth: A 30 Day Weight Loss Bible Study," also by Barb Raveling. Both books can be used alongside any healthy weight loss program.
Author: Michael L. Brown
Publisher: Charisma Media
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Health & Fitness
Are you sick and tired of being overweight? Are you fighting a losing battle with your waistline and eating yourself into the grave? Have you had it with feeling drained, discouraged, and run down because of obesity but find yourself enslaved to unhealthy eating habits? Are you convinced that God has a better way, but you simply can't break through? In their first-ever jointly authored book, Michael and Nancy Brown share the inspiring, practical, and humorous story of their own journey from obesity to vibrant health. If you want to break free from the stronghold of food and discover a wonderful new way of life, this book will show you the way.
Author: Lysa TerKeurst
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2010-12-21
Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. If you are struggling with unhealthy eating habits, you can break the “I’ll start again Monday” cycle, and start feeling good about yourself today. Learn to stop beating yourself up over the numbers on the scale. Discover that your weight loss struggle isn’t a curse but rather a blessing in the making, and replace justifications that lead to diet failure with empowering go-to scripts that lead to victory. You can reach your healthy weight goal – and grow closer to God in the process. This is not a how-to book. This is not the latest and greatest dieting plan. This book is the necessary companion for you to use alongside whatever healthy lifestyle plan you choose. This is a book and Bible study to help you find the "want to" in making healthy lifestyle choices.
The Counter-Cultural Move from Accumulation to Abundance Why is it so hard to find the contented, satisfied life? What deep hungers drive our purchasing habits, accumulation, and consumer lifestyle? Satisfied is for those drowning in debt, but also those getting farther and farther ahead financially. It is for those who have forgotten who they are and mistakenly equate their self-worth with their net worth. It is for those who are crippled by comparison. It is for those with full closets and empty souls. Satisfied provides an inspiring and transformative vision for living a deeply contented life in our consumer-driven culture. “Jeff Manion’s voice is such a wise, clear, helpful voice, and I’m so thankful for the timely and challenging invitation he’s issued in these pages. I’m inspired to live more richly with fewer things, and to pursue gratitude and generosity with more intention.” –Shauna Niequist, author of Bread and Wine
Author: Kim Dolan Leto
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Achieve health the right way from the inside out! Many diet and fitness books claim that losing ten pounds in ten days will bring the health and happiness we are looking for. But the truth is that health and happiness requires more than a few weeks of intense dietary restriction or physical exertion. The journey to health isn't a sprint. It's a marathon. We succeed by combining our faith with our fitness and doing real life with God. Only in Him do we find the strength to make health a lifestyle. Everything else is just a temporary fix with an unending cycle of deprivation, overconsumption, and exhaustion. F.I.T. is different than any other diet or training plan. It calls women who are struggling with their health and fitness to a Faith Inspired Transformation shifting their focus from what the world says to what the Word of God says. With each of the ten steps, renowned fitness expert, model, and writer Kim Dolan Leto provides the inspiration and practical tools necessary to live a healthy life that honors God and brings the lasting results we all crave.
Author: Linda Dillow
Publisher: Tyndale House
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Women have an innate thirst for true, genuine intimacy. Author Linda Dillow believes that this desire is created—and can only be satisfied—by a relationship with God. This 12-week devotional Bible study encourages you to move from concept into practice and establish a lifestyle of worship. Find rest and freedom from stress and grief in God’s forgiveness. Includes discussion questions.
They say it takes 21 days to develop a habit. But we all know how hard it is to make through those first 21 days. "Taste for Truth" will help you get through those first few weeks when you'd like nothing better than to give up. "Taste for Truth" offers 30 days of Bible study and hands-on renewing of the mind help. You'll be taking off the lies that make you overeat and putting on the truth that will make you actually "want" to eat with control. "Taste for Truth" is a companion Bible study to "I Deserve a Donut (And Other Lies That Make You Eat)."
This 8-week Bible study contains 40 daily lessons that will help you 1) break free from the stronghold of emotional eating and 2) let go of those negative emotions that rob your joy. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthian 10:3-5 that the answer to tearing down a stronghold isn't self-control - it's truth. Freedom from Emotional Eating will help you take off the lies that make you overeat and put on the truth that will set you free from the control of food. First edition - published July 2008 Second edition - published April 2014
Author: Jennifer Strickland
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
21 Myths (Even Good) Girls Believe about Sex uncovers the most believed untruths girls have about dating and sex. With honest, straight-forward language Christian author Jennifer Strickland shares the myths, the truths, and the practical ways you can enjoy the pursuit of passion and purity.