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  • Everything Happens for a ReasonEverything Happens for a Reason : and other lies i've loved

    Bowler, Kate, author.

    A divinity professor and young mother with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis explores the pain and joy of living without certainty. Thirty-five-year-old Kate Bowler was a professor at the school of divinity at Duke, and had finally had a baby with her childhood sweetheart after years of trying, when she began to feel jabbing pains in her stomach. She lost thirty pounds, chugged antacid, and visited doctors for three months before she was finally diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. As she navigates the aftermath of her diagnosis, Kate pulls the reader deeply into her life, which is populated with a colorful, often hilarious collection of friends, pastors, parents, and doctors, and shares her laser-sharp reflections on faith, friendship, love, and death. She wonders why suffering makes her feel like a loser and explores the burden of positivity. Trying to relish the time she still has with her son and husband, she realizes she must change her habit of skipping to the end and planning the next move. A historian of the "American prosperity gospel"--the creed of the mega-churches that promises believers a cure for tragedy, if they just want it badly enough--Bowler finds that, in the wake of her diagnosis, she craves these same "outrageous certainties." She wants to know why it's so hard to surrender control over that which you have no control. She contends with the terrifying fact that, even for her husband and child, she is not the lynchpin of existence, and that even without her, life will go on. On the page, Kate Bowler is warm, witty, and ruthless, and, like Paul Kalanithi, one of the talented, courageous few who can articulate the grief she feels as she contemplates her own mortality"--

  • God's Messy FamilyGod's Messy Family : finding your place when life isn't perfect

    Armstrong, Jacob.

    6 Sessions/ Pastor and author Jacob Armstrong takes an in-depth look at our faith lineage focusing specifically on the messy family dynamics found in the book of Genesis. As we begin to understand the life stories of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob and Esau we find that their pattern looks a lot like ours—we are called, we mess up, and God continues to redeem us. The six-session DVD features Jacob Armstrong in his warm, engaging style guiding participants through the study. Each video segment is approximately 10-12 minutes in length and, when combined with the six book chapters, make an ideal six-week group study.

  • MosesMoses : in the footsteps of the reluctant prophet

    Hamilton, Adam.

    6 Sessions/ It doesn't get much more dramatic: rescued baby, life in the courts of Pharaoh, parting the Red Sea, leading his people out of Egypt...Moses' life was one challenge after the next, but although he resisted God's calling, by the end of his life he successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Join award-winning author Adam Hamilton as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea, and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses' life. As Hamilton shares historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, you'll gain a better understanding of Moses' significance in your life today, and you'll discover how you, too, can turn your own reluctance into boldness. The six-session DVD features Adam Hamilton and was filmed on location in Egypt, Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea, and the wilderness areas where Moses lived and traveled. The video segments are approximately 10-12 minutes each and when combined with the six book chapters, make an ideal six-week group study. All video sessions are closed captioned.

  • Anxious for NothingAnxious for Nothing : finding calm in a chaotic world

    Lucado, Max.

    5 Sessions/ 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 provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety. 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.

  • The Miracles of JesusThe Miracles of Jesus : finding god in desperate moments

    LaGrone, Jessica.

    6 Sessions/ The stories about Jesus raising the dead and calming the storm are incredibly astounding. It’s natural to focus on the divine power, but these stories have something else in common: the human desperation that prompted the miracles. In this six-week Bible study, Jessica LaGrone leads us on a captivating exploration of the miracles of Jesus, helping us to see that our weakness is an invitation for God to work powerfully in our lives and reminding us that we need God on our best days just as much as we do on our worst. The six-week study includes a Participant Workbook, Leader Guide, DVD, and Leader Kit.

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