Unoffendable

Author: Brant Hansen
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780529123862
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Religion

Not entitled to get angry? Really? It’s a radical, provocative idea: We’re not entitled to get offended or stay angry. The idea of our own “righteous anger” is a myth. It is the number one problem in our societies today and, as Dallas Willard says, Christians have not been taught out of it. As it turns out, giving up our “right” to be offended can be one of the most freeing, healthy, simplifying, relaxing, refreshing, stress-relieving, encouraging things we can do. In Unoffendable readers will find something of immeasurable value—a concrete, practical way to live life with less stress. They’ll adjust their expectations to fit human nature and replace perpetual anger with refreshing humility and gratitude. The book offers a unique viewpoint, challenging the idea that Christians can ever harbor “righteous anger” or that there evenis such a thing for believers. Few other books exist with such a radical, provocative proposal to consider. We have no right to anger. We are to get rid of it, period. Completely. And it is possible to choose to be “unoffendable.” Through the author’s winsome, humorous, and conversational style, this book doesn’t add another thing to do on a stressed-out person’s ever-growing list. Better, it actually seeks to lift religious burdens from readers’ backs and allow them to experience the joy of gratitude, perhaps for the first time, every single day of their lives.

Unoffendable

Author: Brant Hansen
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0529123851
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Religion

Not entitled to get angry? Really? It's a radical, provocative idea: We're not entitled to get offended or stay angry. The idea of our own “righteous anger” is a myth. It is the number one problem in our societies today and, as Dallas Willard says, Christians have not been taught out of it. As it turns out, giving up our “right” to be offended can be one of the most freeing, healthy, simplifying, relaxing, refreshing, stress-relieving, encouraging things we can do. In Unoffendable readers will find something of immeasurable value—a concrete, practical way to live life with less stress. They'll adjust their expectations to fit human nature and replace perpetual anger with refreshing humility and gratitude. The book offers a unique viewpoint, challenging the idea that Christians can ever harbor “righteous anger” or that there evenis such a thing for believers. Few other books exist with such a radical, provocative proposal to consider. We have no right to anger. We are to get rid of it, period. Completely. And itis possible to choose to be “unoffendable.” Through the author's winsome, humorous, and conversational style, this book doesn't add another thing to do on a stressed-out person's ever-growing list. Better, it actually seeks tolift religious burdens from readers' backs and allow them to experience the joy of gratitude, perhaps for the first time, every single day of their lives.

Blessed Are the Misfits

Author: Brant Hansen
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780718096366
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: Religion

Warning: If modern church culture makes perfect sense to you, and you always fit in seamlessly, don’t read this. As for the rest of us… While American church culture (and American culture at large) seems largely designed for the extroverted, it’s estimated that half of the American population is introverted, and they’re often left wondering how, even if, they fit in the kingdom of God. As one of them, popular radio host Brant Hansen brings news. It’s wonderful, refreshing, and never-been-said-this-way-before good news. In his unique style, Hansen looks to answer questions that millions of people carry with them each day: If I don’t relate to God as emotionally as others do, is something wrong with me? How does one approach God, and approach faith, when devoid of the “good feelings” that seem to drive so much of evangelical church culture? How does God interact with those who seem spiritually numb? Is the absence of faith-based emotion a sign of that God has moved on or was never there? What if we aren’t good at talking to people about our faith, or good at talking to people at all? What if I’m told I’m too analytical, that I “think too much”? Where does a person who suffers from depression fit in the kingdom? Is depression a sure sign of a lack of faith? This book is good news for people who are desperately looking for it. (And for their loved ones!) It’s also for those who want to believe in Jesus, but inwardly fear that they don’t belong, worry that don’t have the requisite emotion-based relationship with God, and are starving for good news. Blessed Are the Misfits is going to generate discussion, and lots of it. It’s simultaneously highly provocative and humbly personal. It’s also leavened with a distinct, dry, self-effacing humor that is a hallmark of Hansen’s on-air, writing, and public speaking style.

Blessed Is He Who Is Not Offended

Author: Robert Hitchman
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781490855479
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Religion

Have you found yourself constantly being offended by the challenges of life? No matter how much you try to walk in love, walk by faith, and walk in the Spirit, you seem to get offended at home, at the office, at the gym, or even at church? Or do you find yourself constantly offending others? If so, this book is for you. Through the Word of God and his experiences in the "real world," Robert will show you how the enemy tries to get you offended, the purpose of offense, and also how you can not only resist it but overcome it. You'll see through the Word of God what God has to say about offense, the tools He has provided for you to be victorious, what Jesus did when the enemy tried to get Him offended, and how you can avoid offending others.

Avoiding the Trap of Being Offended

Author: Kenneth W. Hagin
Publisher: Faith Library Publications
ISBN: 0892767499
Release Date: 2008-07
Genre: Religion

Jesus Christ died to set us free from sin, sickness, and poverty. But that is exactly what the enemy has planned for us, and one of the easiest ways for him to enter our lives is through the deception of getting offended and not forgiving others. Its easy to get offended at someone. Another driver cuts us off in traffic. the store clerk overcharges us. Our boos-- or worse our spouse or best friend-- doesn't treat us right. Sometimes all the facts tell us, You're right and they're wrong. You don't have to forgive them! But forgiveness brings great rewards-- greater than we realize.

Harden Up

Author: Felix Economakis
Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited
ISBN: 1742573959
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Self-Help

Felix Economakis explains how previous generations were tougher, harder working and coped better with obstacles, and compares their attitudes to today's overly sensitive, hand-it-to-me-on-a-platter culture. He proposes that to get what we want, we need to take a dose of our grandparents' medicine - and harden up.

Offended

Author: Nicholas Andrew Stewart
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 1320121047
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre:

A blog to book about understanding that being offended by communication is more helpful than offensive communication.

Benedict s Way

Author: Lonni Collins Pratt
Publisher:
ISBN: 0829417877
Release Date: 2001-09-01
Genre: Religion

A collection of stories, reflections, prayers, and exercises draws on the teachings and insights of the sixth-century monk St. Benedict to help readers shape the everyday spiritual lives.

Come and See

Author: Todd Wagner
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434711144
Release Date: 2017-10-01
Genre: Religion

Come and See what? LIFE as God intended irresistibly revealed today in a way that is every bit as awe-inspiring and life-changing as when Jesus Himself walked the earth. Todd Wagner invites readers to experience the adventure, goodness, and fullness of life that God has intended for humankind from the beginning of time and especially today through His provision through His people. Weekly meetings of mostly bored adults who regularly attend services have nothing to do with God’s vision for His people. Wagner paints the picture of a perfect Father’s intention to bring His people into an adventurous life full of authentic relationships, powerful transformation, and seemingly impossible significance and meaning.

Awaken

Author: Priscilla Shirer
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781462776375
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Religion

The choice of a devotional book is more personal than most. This kind of reading is not merely for the purpose of leisure and enjoyment. No, with this kind of resource you’re expecting and praying for something more. You want to hear from God, receive His direction, and be refreshed in the depths of your soul. Only God’s Word can do that. So you need to choose wisely. With her first devotional book, Priscilla Shirer makes your choice easy. For even though she’s written multiple best-selling books and Bible studies, including the 2016 ECPA “Christian Book of the Year” (Fervent), even though she regularly speaks to thousands at conference venues and churches around the world, even though she was the lead actress in a #1 box-office feature film (War Room) . . . It all starts for Priscilla where it all starts for you. Alone with God. Alone with His Word. Eager to hear His voice. Prepared to humbly and obediently respond. She hopes, more than anything else, that the daily insights you receive in these pages will challenge, encourage, and strengthen you in every way. These ninety devotions from the heart of a mom, wife, encourager, and friend will Awaken you each day with fresh insights gleaned from the Spirit of God. Ready to help you mine the treasures of Scripture and fortify you for the day ahead. This devotional is . . . a good choice.

The United States of the Offended

Author: Mike Adams
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542631300
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre:

The generation of wussies is growing up. They've been handed everything on a silver platter and now they want the world to bend to their will just because they think they deserve it.

Becoming a Legendary Teacher

Author: William Freeman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412954808
Release Date: 2009-02-06
Genre: Education

Examining key characteristics that make teachers extraordinary, this resource demonstrates how educators can motivate students and create positive classroom environments.

Jesus Swagger

Author: Jarrid Wilson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780718022006
Release Date: 2015-02-17
Genre: Religion

Stop being a poser. Start being a Christian. Is your faith for real? How about your walk? If everyone who claimed to love Jesus actually did, this world would be pretty close to paradise. Yet we live in a time when being a poser is not only easy, it’s rewarded—especially where Jesus is concerned. But claiming to love Jesus without following him is bogus, fraudulent, and—frankly—it’s not you. God has called you to be set apart, to live authentically, to walk a genuine Jesus Swagger. He wants followers, not pretenders. From Christian blogger Jarrid Wilson, Jesus Swagger is about calling out the phony, showing the pretender the door, and letting Jesus in instead. If you are suspicious of your own motivations, your own talk, or even your own Christianity, it’s time to be honest, come clean, and get real. It’s time to take the Jesus Swagger litmus test and start walking the walk.

Welcome to Adulting

Author: Jonathan Pokluda
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781493415366
Release Date: 2018-09-04
Genre: Religion

Every day, another Millennial becomes an adult. For many young people, the transition is a bumpy one, fraught with opportunities to make mistakes and bad choices. The clear expectations they had at home or in school are gone, and they may feel unprepared to face what comes next. But sometimes we make it harder than it has to be. Combining entertaining stories from his own experience, insights from the Bible, and compelling evidence from research, "JP" Pokluda lays out a roadmap for how to navigate life as an adult, addressing topics like - friendships and dating - career and money management - interpersonal conflict - controlling anxiety - recovering from addiction - and discovering your purpose on this earth Anyone struggling to find a footing in the world of adult life will welcome this witty, non-patronizing guide.

The Holy Longing

Author: Ronald Rolheiser
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 9780307886361
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Religion

Ronald Rolheiser makes sense of what is frequently a misunderstood word: spirituality. In posing the question "What is spirituality?" Father Rolheiser gets quickly to the heart of common difficulties with the subject, and shows through compelling anecdotes and personal examples how to channel that restlessness, that deep desire, into a healthy spirituality. This book is for those searching to understand what Christian spirituality means and how to apply it to their own lives. Rolheiser explains the nonnegotiables--the importance of community worship, the imperatives surrounding social action, the centrality of the Incarnation, the sustenance of the spiritual life--and how spirituality necessarily impacts every aspect of human experience. At the core of this readable, deeply revealing book is an explanation of God and the Church in a world that more often than not doubts the credibility of both. From the Hardcover edition.