If you’ve ever been given empty clichés during challenging times, you know how painful it can feel to be misunderstood by well-meaning people. Far too often, it seems the response we get to our hurt and disappointment is to suck it up, or pray it away. But Scripture reveals a God who meets us where we are, not where we pretend to be. No More Faking Fine is your invitation to get gut-level honest with God through the life-giving language of lament. Lament, a practice woven throughout Scripture, is a prayer that God never ignores, never silences, and never wastes. As author Esther Fleece says, “Lament is the unexpected pathway to true intimacy with God, and with those around us.” Esther learned this the hard way, by believing she could shut down painful emotions that haunted her from a broken past she tried to forget on her fast track to success. But in silencing her pain, she robbed herself of the opportunity to be healed. Maybe you’ve done the same. No More Faking Fine is your permission to lament—to give voice to the hurt, frustration, and disappointment you’ve kept inside and silenced for too long. Drawing from careful biblical study and hard-won insight, Esther reveals how to use God’s own language to draw closer to Him as He leads us through any darkness into His marvelous light.
Depression is an unwelcome intrusion in the lives of many, with remedies and solutions that often seem elusive. Thrown off-balance by the intricacies of “doing life,” we often sink into frustration and despair. So what do we do to restore our hope that change is possible? Crossing That Foggy Bridge offers a new look at depression from the inside out—from author Beverly Easler’s heart to yours. With courage and persistence, Bev has found a way to redirect her path through depression by learning to ask better questions about the common issues we all face in life: managing our feelings, breaking old habits, setting boundaries, and controlling our wayward thoughts. While candidly sharing her personal story, Bev reveals valuable lessons she has learned while trudging through the darkness of persistent depression. Dealing with depression isn’t easy. We can quickly become captured by the deceptions and lies of Satan. Crossing That Foggy Bridge clears away the fog and reflects the light of Jesus, reaffirming that He came to reveal to us a whole new way of thinking, behaving, and believing!
Author: William Ian Miller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2003-08-18
A tongue-in-cheek exploration of the pervasiveness of fraudulent activities in everyday life contends that people work pretentiously in their careers, relationships, and belief systems to a much higher degree than expected, citing the potential for true achievement in spite of the human need to look good on the surface. (Psychology & Self-Help)
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2015-04-23
Collected together for the first time, here are the three hard-hitting standalone novels set in the world of Joe Abercrombie's bestselling FIRST LAW trilogy. BEST SERVED COLD: War may be hell but for Monza Murcatto, the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso's employ, it's a damn good way of making money too. Her victories have made her popular - a shade too popular for her employer's taste. Betrayed, thrown down a mountain and left for dead, Murcatto's reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. Whatever the cost, seven men must die. THE HEROES: Over three bloody days of battle, the fate of the North will be decided. But with both sides riddled by intrigues, follies, feuds and petty jealousies, it is unlikely to be the noblest hearts, or even the strongest arms that prevail. Three men. One battle. No Heroes. RED COUNTRY: Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit off her family's killers with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old stepfather Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own, and out in the lawless Far Country, the past never stays buried.
In every ghetto there is that one who stands out above the rest. In this unforgettable novel, her name is Harlem. Harlem Jones is a twenty-six-year-old bad-ass female who owns her own home, her own car, and her own business. And no, some drug dealer didn't front her the money for any of it. Nor did she have to sell herself to get what she's got. Harlem came up the hard way. She had the perfect family until her mother fell prey to an addiction and Harlem's whole world fell apart. After several life-changing encounters, Harlem seems to have lost everything. But then, under circumstance she wishes never existed, she inherits a modest fortune and opens up her own business. Then into her life comes an unexpected and unlikely love, a street-bred charmer named York. Not your typical hood, York is out for Harlem's heart. But when tragedy strikes, Harlem knows that, as a survivor, she must be the one to decide her own destiny.