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Think, Learn, Succeed

By: Dr. Caroline Leaf

 

Our thought lives have incredible power over our mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. They can either limit us to what we believe we can do or release us to experience abilities well beyond our expectations. When we choose a mindset that extends our abilities rather than placing limits on ourselves, we will experience greater intellectual satisfaction, emotional control, and physical health. The question is: How do we do that?

Drawing on biblical insights and the latest scientific research, Dr. Caroline Leaf’s 5-step program helps you improve your memory, learning, intellect, relationships, and bodily health. Discover how to strengthen cognitive skills, understand the unique way you process information, practice mindfulness, and much more.

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Grace is Greater

By: Kyle Idleman

 

“By the end of this book you will see grace in a new light; you will see your loving God in a new light. Read it and be encouraged.”–Max Lucado, author of GRACE and In the Grip of Grace

No sin is so great, no bitterness so deep that God’s grace cannot transform the heart and rewrite the story. But grace is so hard for us to understand.

It doesn’t make sense.
It’s not fair.
It can’t possibly cover over what I’ve done.

Perhaps nothing is as difficult to explain as God’s grace. The best way–perhaps the only real way–to understand it is to experience it.

In Grace Is Greater, bestselling author and pastor Kyle Idleman leads us past our hang-ups toward an understanding of grace that is bigger than our mistakes, our failures, our desire for revenge, and our seemingly impossible situations. Through powerful stories of grace experienced, this book will help you truly grasp God’s grace . . . even if the Christians around you have failed to live it.

“Grace is my favorite topic, and Kyle Idleman’s new book breathes fresh life into it through engaging stories and winsome insights. Nothing is greater than grace. Celebrate it, live it, share it!”–Lee Strobel, award-winning author of The Case for Grace

Kyle Idleman is teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, the fifth largest church in America, where he speaks to more than twenty thousand people each weekend. He is the bestselling and award-winning author of Not a Fan, as well as Gods at War and The End of Me. He is a frequent speaker for national conventions and influential churches across the country. Kyle and his wife, DesiRae, have four children and live on a farm.

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Jesus

By: Max Lucado

 

Available Exclusively at LifeWay!

The God of the universe knows your name. He has walked your streets. Jesus. Perhaps you’ve heard about him, studied him, or prayed to him. But do you know him?

By exploring the life and character of Jesus, this compilation from Max Lucado gives you the chance to become more familiar with the man at the center of the greatest story ever told.

It’s a story made even greater by this promise: it includes you. The same one who died to save you longs to remake your heart. By learning more about the person Jesus was and is, you will understand more clearly the person you were created to be. No doubt about it: God has ambitious plans for you.

Don’t settle for a cursory glance or a superficial understanding. Look long into the heart of Christ and you’ll see it. Grace and life. Forgiveness of sin. The defeat of death. This is the hope he gives. This is the hope we need.

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Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in His Presence

By: Sarah Young

 

Slow down for a moment and hear the call to joy. Jesus longs for you to rest in His presence.

The difficulties of life can often sap the joy out of our hearts, but Jesus longs for us to know His contentment regardless of our circumstances. Jesus Always, a new 365 day devotional by Sarah Young, focuses on joy, a sometimes overlooked fruit of the Spirit, to give readers hope and assurance in the familiar voice they’ve come to love. Each day’s reading offers Scripture references for further reading and encouragement. Features a padded hardcover binding, a presentation page, and a ribbon bookmark, perfect for gift-giving.

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Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

By: Dr. Caroline Leaf

 

Did you know that fear triggers a cascade of chemicals that can harm our immune system? Discover how to control toxic thoughts that impact your health and wellness! Drawing on the latest scientific and medical research, Leaf helps you find freedom from negative effects of biology, correct your thinking patterns, and live a more positive life.

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Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

By: Melody Beattie

 

Is someone else’s problem your problem? If, like so many others, you’ve lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else’s, you may be codependent–and you may find yourself in this book–Codependent No More.The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America’s best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency–charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook and Playing It by Heart.

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The End of Me: Where Real Life in the Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins

By: Kyle Idelman

Have you ever come to the end of yourself? Maybe it was that day when your life changed forever. The day that your house was foreclosed on, you discovered your spouse was having an affair, or you were told you only had months to live. In those moments, all the plans, dreams and ambitions you had for yourself came to a crashing halt. And you discover that all you have left is Jesus.

In The End of Me, Kyle Idleman explores these difficult moments by looking at four of the beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. In the first section of the book, each chapter will focus on a different paradoxical teaching of Christ. In the second half, you’ll look at real-life examples of people who have lived the upside-down life that Jesus describes. Only when you come to the end of yourself will you begin to be transformed into the whole, blessed person God made you to be.

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Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World

By: Max Lucado

When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related illnesses, America is the frontrunner. Thankfully, there’s a practical prescription for dealing with these issues. Anxious for Nothing, the most recent book from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety.

Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night?

Is irrational worry your constant companion?

Could you use some calm?

If the answer is yes, you are not alone. According to one research program, anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Stress-related ailments cost the nation $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity. And use of sedative drugs like Xanax and Valium have skyrocketed in the last 15 years. Even students are feeling it. One psychologist reports that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s. Chances are, you or someone you know seriously struggles with anxiety.

Max writes, “The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious.” He knows what it feels like to be overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is dedicated to helping millions of readers take back control of their minds and, as a result, their lives.

Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7. After all, it is the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet, according to Amazon:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

In the characteristic tone of his previous books like You’ll Get Through This and Fearless, Max guides readers through this Scripture passage and explains the key concepts of celebration, asking for help, leaving our concerns, and meditating.

Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn’t have to dominate your life.

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The Cross

By: Max Lucado

A symbol of both death and eternal life, the cross is central to our faith—as Lucado so eloquently proclaims! Gathered from his best-selling writings, this inspiring collection of vivid illustrations, poignant stories, and gorgeous color photographs will remind you of Jesus’ precious sacrifice—and encourage you as you face the ups and downs of daily life.

The Steps to Freedom in Christ will show you the way. Are you ready to take the first step? Once you do, you’ll never turn back. Because the fact is, you’ll never want to!

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the steps to Freedom in Christ

By: Neil T. Anderson

Receiving Christ is no guarantee that you won’t have conflicts in your life. Personal and spiritual problems will still crop up. Condemning thoughts, compulsive behaviors, personal conflicts, spiritual struggles and despair–and all types of personal and spiritual bondage–can lay claim to your life.

However, you can overcome them all and reclaim the promise of freedom that Christ offers to all who come in His name. As a child of God, you can resolve your conflicts, break free from bondage, renew your mind and experience daily victory in every aspect of your life.

The Steps to Freedom in Christ will show you the way. Are you ready to take the first step? Once you do, you’ll never turn back. Because the fact is, you’ll never want to!

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