A Memoir of Body and Spirit
Author: Tricia Gates Brown
Publisher: DreamSeeker Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Jesus Loves Women is the memoir of a girl raised in a fundamentalist Christian milieu she casts off at a young age and of her quest to find wholeness and home, spiritually and sexually.Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and author, Falling Upward, puts it this way: "Finally, the body is getting its due as the normal and gifted vehicle for Spirit! It has taken us a long time to realize the Christian obvious, and Tricia Gates Brown is making it both more obvious and thoroughly Christian." In his foreword, James Loney, Author of Captivity: 118 Days in Iraq and the Struggle for a World Without War, comments that "Jesus Loves Women is a story of grace, of how through the healing beauty of the Pacific coast and the friendship of a Trappist monk, Tricia awakens to a mystical understanding of God's unconditional love. It is the story of how one woman finds freedom from the shame, social conventions, and religious pieties that constrict the lives of all women." Susan Mark Landis, former Minister of Peace and Justice, Mennonite Church USA, says that "Like a late night talk with my best friend, Tricia's book gave me intimate insights into her life, my life, and God's love for us. Her fresh, rich words draw me to examine my life and God's movement through it. By openly sharing the secrets we typically hide, she invites us to give ourselves the grace God does and to journey toward unreserved living and loving." Brian Doyle, Author of the novel Mink River, views Brown as "An honest, piercing, blunt, lyrical, remarkable writer about the endless chambers of joy and pain in the heart."
He Treasures, Esteems, and Delights in You
Author: Bruce Marchiano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This stirring book explores Jesus's heart and compassion for every woman—giving them undeniable value and significance. Based on Jesus's encounters with women during the time of his ministry, this tender book uncovers how time and again Jesus went against the traditional conventions of his era by treating women with respect and love, showing the world what a vital role they play. Jesus lived in an era where women were considered property and of little value as significant individuals. But by following Jesus's example, readers will see how women should be cherished and uplifted. Each chapter touches on Jesus's interactions with a specific woman, their conversations, and the gifts he bestows upon her. One tells of the widow who was burying her son, only to have Jesus resurrect him. Another is of the woman who was crippled for eighteen years and how Jesus not only freed her from her physical malady, but freed her spirit as well. But more than a mere retelling of these encounters, this book is a love story—a romance between the Creator of the universe come to earth and the women he came to know. Through these women, we see his love and compassion for every woman, and we watch as he lifts us all out of our ordinariness into the sublime intentions he planned for us since the beginning of time.
Mary Magdalene in the Nag Hammadi Library and Related Documents
Author: A. S. Marjanen
This book is the first comprehensive study on the picture and use of the figure of Mary Magdalene in those second and third century Coptic and Greek Gnostic texts in which Jesus' most famous female follower gains a prominent position.
Author: Elyse Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Baker Books
Turn Bible Reading from a Duty into a Delight Far too often, reading the Bible seems like just another obligation to check off your to-do list. But the Bible is so much more than a boring book of rules and regulations and stories of plagues and punishments. The entire Bible is a love story, and every chapter is a scene in the epic romance between God and humanity. In this sweeping overview of the Bible, Elyse Fitzpatrick reveals how each section--the Law, history, poetry, and epistles--points to God's eternal love for you and the good news of redemption through Christ. You'll find yourself drawn to the Bible like never before as you begin to see Jesus on every page. Discussion questions make this a great book to study on your own or with a small group.
To the Muslim, the Athiest, the Jew and a Light to the Christian World
Author: Desmond Teddy
This book is written to assist Jews, Muslims, atheists and mostly Christians in gaining a more comprehensive and accurate knowledge and understanding about Jesus Christ. The overwhelming weight of evidence placed on Jesus in this work as Lord and Savior of the universe is far greater than what the Quran narrates or what the Jew can accommodate. The evidence is so strong and so clear, that it gives understanding to the atheist and boosts up the knowledge of the reader about Jesus Christ, who is 100 percent man and 100 percent God. The journey from the original plan of God for man to the end of time is explained with examples of incompatibility between the Bible and the Quran. Thus, the reader is brought to a deeper knowledge of the Biblical inerrancy concerning the Godhead of the Bible and the great rescue plan of the Creator of the universe through Jesus Christ. You will find thrilling information which will kick your socks off and keep your mind and spirit in balance as you continue to read. I would say it is food for thought to change your life for the better.
Finding Freedom from the Secrets We Keep
Author: Anita Lustrea
When you host a program for women, and you open up the phone lines, email box, and Facebook page, you often resonate with their heart-breaking stories. That’s been the case as women have tuned in to Moody Radio’s Midday Connection, a radio show co-hosted by author Anita Lustrea, and shared their struggles and victories. When issues are raised such as loneliness, friendship, mothering, domestic abuse, sexual addiction, and body image, women pour out their hearts. Lustrea has heard heart-breaking stories through the years, and those stories have intersected with her own story of heartbreak. God lovingly weaves these stories into a tapestry to be used for His glory. Lustrea’s story means nothing without the impact of all of the other stories she has heard. Sometimes the church tries to sweep the hard stories under the carpet. Somehow we’ve gotten the impression that the hard things of life shouldn’t be shared. But when you allow your stories to become known, start to interact with the stories of others, and then allow God to work in and through your life, something miraculous starts to happen.In What Women Tell Me, Anita Lustrea tells her story along with the difficult stories of other women. For a long time, she listened to those who said “you can only hurt others by sharing your wounds.” When she realized that was a lie, she saw for the first time that through her wounds, she could be an agent of healing in the body of Christ.
God's Grace to Women in an Ungracious World
Author: Erica S. Kim
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
A defining moment. Perhaps you’ve had one, an experience that explains who you are today. God had a defining moment. His Son died on the cross for our sins, changing history and his relationship with mankind. Still, his forgiveness, love and sacrifice are concepts unfamiliar to much of the world. Ignorant of such grace, society bombards us with the daily temptation to measure up or perform. When we fail to achieve the desired results, we struggle to feel God’s grace. This is especially true when life hits us hard through tragedy, unfortunate events and prolonged suffering---we question; we wonder; we misunderstand his amazing grace. This can cause us to battle shame, self-doubt and bitterness. When dark times come, are you able to find strength in God’s grace? Do you defeat insecurity, lack of self-worth and guilt through your view of grace? Have you seen your Lord’s footprints in the sand when you look back at the most difficult times in your life? Do your struggles and disappointments bring you to a deeper understanding of his grace? In "Footprints in the Sand: God’s Grace to Women in an Ungracious World", Erica Kim starts with a defining moment in her personal life---the tragic death of her mother---to describe her journey to rediscover God’s grace. Through poignant true-life stories and teachings about women in the Bible, you will be led from the book of Genesis to the cross to see without a doubt how God has carried each one of us in his arms through every dark and hopeless moment to help you to experience fulfillment and spiritual growth.
Finding the Love Every Woman Longs For
Author: Dorothy Valcarcel
In a world of high expectations, it's easy for women to feel unworthy. But there is someone who loves women just as they are: Jesus. Through engaging storytelling, Dorothy Valcarcel reveals the lives of eighteen New Testament women who knew Jesus personally. They were broken, needy, lonely, flawed, or empty, but Jesus cared about them and took time to meet their needs. With a narrative that takes readers from biblical times to the modern day, Valcarcel defines the kind of everlasting love for which every woman longs--the kind that lifts her up, holds her tight, and never lets her go.
Author: CSB Bibles by Holman,Dorothy Kelley Patterson,Rhonda Harrington Kelley
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Equipping you to go deeper into God's Word, The Study Bible for Women is the most comprehensive study Bible ever prepared for women and by women. In this one-volume library of resources, authors trained in biblical studies and the original languages of Scripture provide an incomparable study experience to reveal the meaning, context and applications for the text of Scripture.
Author: John Eckhardt
Publisher: Charisma Media
Too many Christians have a pessimistic and "doom and gloom" view of the future because of a lack of understanding concerning what Jesus came to establish--the kingdom of God. If believers cannot "see" the kingdom, they will focus on the negative things the news has to offer. This book aims to correct this blindness.
How God Restores the Beauty of Relationship from the Pain of Regret
Author: Paula Rinehart
Compassionate counselor Paula Rinehart understands the high price a woman pays in loosening her sexual boundaries, and the unique role sex plays in forging a bond meant to last a lifetime. She shows women how to break free from the bondage of misused sexuality and create a new beginning in their relationships with men.This is required reading for every college-age woman who longs for a man to see her beauty and cherish it.
Intimacy with Jesus
Author: Jan McCray
Publisher: Baker Books
Shows how Jesus alone can fill the aching place, the need for emotional intimacy, in every woman.
7 Life-Changing Encounters with the Love of Christ
Author: Kelli Worrall
Publisher: Moody Publishers
How would you describe the love of God? Throughout the Gospel accounts, Jesus engaged women differently than He did men. Sometimes the difference is subtle. Sometimes it is stark. Always it is profound. Sometimes the love He offers them is gentle. Sometimes it is fierce. Always it is powerful. Sometimes that love feels like a warm embrace. Sometimes it’s more like a piercing jab. Always, it changes everything. Women today long to experience the same sort of life-changing love that Jesus lavished on His followers 2000 years ago. We still want to be completely seen and known and valued and set free—as painful as that process might sometimes be. Pierced and Embraced digs deeply into seven encounters that Jesus had with a wide variety of women in the Gospels to show how His love can be equally transformative in our lives today. It mixes attentive Scriptural engagement with personal narrative and relevant application, making the content fresh, accessible, engaging, and practical. You will: Understand the unique and powerful and complex ways in which Jesus loves the women of the gospels. Recognize your own longings for love and the (often inadequate) ways we seek to satisfy them. Discover how to live in the fullness of Jesus’ love for you. Includes study/reflection questions at the end of each chapter, inviting women to dig into the passages for themselves. Winner of the ECPA's Top Shelf Cover Award 2017
Author: Doug Beatty
This is a story about two different lives, and how God brought them together. Their lives were as different as night and day. One lived a righteous life, and the other lived a border life. Our first life is the life of Grace. For a long time Grace grew up on a cotton farm, in the State of Texas. Then one day a hard sand storm came, and they lost everything they had. Her father sold the farm and moved to a little town just outside of Waco. Grace lived a righteous life; her father would read the bible to her and her brothers. Sunday’s they would go to Church. At nights after supper, Grace, her father and mother would gather around the piano and sing songs from the Church Hymnal. This went on even after Grace was married. Our second life is the life of John. John’s life was doomed from birth. Just as Grace, John lived on a farm. John was born and raised in West-by-god-Virginia. John’s parents had separated by the time he was two. His oldest brother was killed by a mule at the young age of sixteen. After his mother sold the farm they moved to Charleston, WV. John stayed there until the 10th grade. He dropped out of school and joined the Navy. After two years in the Navy, John went back to finish High School. After High School, he joined the Air Force. John was not brought up in a Christian home. When he was younger he was forced to go to Church and Sunday school with his strict mother. Therefore John did not like Church, after High School John never went again. Here we have two people, so far apart, in so many ways, and how God brought them together to fulfill his plans, and his love for them.
Author: Wayne Cosper
It seems we seldom know what we should say when we pray; we only know we need to talk to our Lord. When we ask God for direction and allow Him to lead everything—including our prayer lives—we can rest in the knowing that we will be closer to our Lord each day. This book is written by a man that has asked God to help him pray—nothing glamorous, just simple, heartfelt, and tearful prayer.
Author: Kathy Collard Miller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
The women of the Bible have a lot to say to women of today-how to live, how not to live, what choices to make, and why. The Smart Guide to the Bible: Women of the Bible introduces you to the Old and New Testament's most influential women, both young and old, shy and bold. Through their struggles and situations you'll discover the many blessings of being a wise and faithful woman of God.