Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life

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Revell #ad - With an open hand and a whimsical style, emily uncovers the truth about the hiding, encouraging women to move from hiding behind girl-made masks and do-good performances to a life hidden with Christ in God. As good girls, our disciplined lives, we focus on the things we can handle, and our unshakable good moods.

. When we fail to measure up to our own impossible standards, we hide behind our good girl masks, determined to keep our weakness a secret. In grace for the good girl, emily freeman invites women to let go of the try-hard life and realize that in Christ we are free to receive from him rather than constantly try to achieve for him.

Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life #ad - Instead of clinging to grace, we strive for good and believe that the Christian life means hard work and a sweet disposition. Many of us believe that we are saved by grace--but for too many, that's the last time grace defines our life.

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Graceful For Young Women: Letting Go of Your Try-Hard Life

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Revell #ad - Through an honest look at the roles girls play, she helps them learn to stop trying and start trusting that the Jesus who came to save them also comes to live with them, right here and now. She's the reliable one who shows up every week at youth group wearing a purity ring and a smile. She gets good grades, makes the team, and doesn't need to be told to come home on time.

You know her--the good girl. But deep down she is crushed by the weight of the responsibility to be the good one, the smart one, the one who never messes up. With the same candor and gentle spirit she showed women in Grace for the Good Girl, Emily Freeman now gives young women what they need to be free on the inside, no matter what's going on outside.

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A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live

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Revell #ad - Readers will discover the art in a quiet word, creating, and a million other ways of showing God to the world through the simple human acts of listening, a hot dinner, a made bed, waiting, a grace-filled glance, and showing up. In her gentle, compelling style, emily Freeman encourages readers to turn down the volume on their inner critic and move into the world with the courage to be who they most deeply are.

We're working hard, more love, trying to make ends meet, and often longing for a little more--more time, more security, more of a sense that there is more out there. She invites regular people to see the artistic potential in words, gestures, attitudes, and relationships. It invites the discouraged parent, bravery, the exhausted executive to look at their lives differently by approaching their critics, their jobs, and the kids around their table the same way an artist approaches the canvas--with wonder, the bored Christian, and hope.

A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live #ad - The majority of us would not necessarily define ourselves as artists. God is within us and he wants to shine through us in a million little ways. A million little ways uncovers the creative, personal imprint of God on every individual. We're parents, students, businesspeople, friends. The truth? We need not look around so much.

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Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World

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Revell #ad - Is your soul being held hostage by hustle? If you've grown weary of do more and dream bigger, small-moment living is just what you need. Tuesday holds secrets we can't see in a hurry--secrets not just for our schedules but for our souls. Real life happens in the small moments we find on the most ordinary day of the week.

Freeman shows you how to· embrace today's work· find contentment in the now· replace competition with connection· learn to breathe in a breathless worldIt's time to release our obsession with building a life, and believe in the life Christ is building within us--one simple Tuesday at a time. Emily P.

Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World #ad - Freeman is the author of a million Little Ways,  Graceful, and Grace for the Good Girl. She writes online at chatting at the Sky and Hope*ologie, and contributes to DaySpring's incourage. Twitter and instagram: @emilypfreemanJoin others on the journey at #itssimplytuesday. In simply Tuesday, Emily P.

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The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions

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Revell #ad - With this simple, soulful practice, it is possible to clear the decision-making chaos, quiet the fear of choosing wrong, and find the courage to finally decide without regret or second-guessing. Whether you're in the midst of a major life transition or are weary of the low-grade anxiety that daily life can bring, Emily helps create space for your soul to breathe so you can live life with God at a gentle pace and discern your next right thing in love.

Nothing gets our attention like an unmade decision: should i accept the new position? Which schooling choice is best for my kids? How can I support my aging parents? When we have a decision to make and the answer isn't clear, what we want more than anything is peace, clarity, and a nudge in the right direction.

The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions #ad - Freeman offers a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing. If you have trouble making decisions, because of either chronic hesitation you've always lived with or a more recent onset of decision fatigue, Emily P.

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Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything

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Baker Books #ad - In her friendly, relatable style, love, work, Bogel shares engaging personal stories that show firsthand how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, and pray. If the viral buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world.

. But what we're finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn't as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz. For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them and why that matters, popular blogger Anne Bogel has done the hard part--collecting, and explaining the most popular personality frameworks, StrengthsFinder, such as Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, exploring, and others.

Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything #ad - She explains to readers the life-changing insights that can be gained from each and shares specific, parenting, practical real-life applications across all facets of life, including love and marriage, productivity, the workplace, and spiritual life.

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The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God's Goodness Around You

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Thomas Nelson #ad - I truly believe when we stand together we stand a chance. The details will look quiet and ordinary, and the call will both exhaust and exhilarate us. Part storytelling, shannan brings us back to the neighborhood, with dizzyingly wonderfulwriting, back to ordinary tables, part prophetic, back to a life we know in our deepest hearts is meant for us.

Even as believers, we are prone to aspire to do sexy ministry that garners headlines and warrants photo ops. If you’re longing for authentic community but aren’t sure where to begin, Shannan and this beautifully written book are the perfect guide. But it will be the most worth-it adventure we will ever take.

The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God's Goodness Around You #ad - This is a message the world needs. Where do we even begin?shannan martin offers a surprisingly simple answer: uncover the hidden corners of our cities and neighborhoods and invest deeply in the lives of people around us. Through personal stories, theology, overlooked, she helps us discern God’s call upon our lives right where we are and illuminates why the most faithful ministry is oftentimes mundane, and Scripture, and seemingly unimpressive.

Shannan reminds us of the simple, yet beautiful call to love our neighbor and what that could really look like today. She walks us through her own discoveries about the vital importance of paying attention, as well as the hard but rewarding truth about showing up and committing for the long haul, despite the inevitable encounters with brokenness and uncertainty.

Popular blogger shannan martin offers Christians who are longing for a more meaningful life a simple starting point: learn what it is to love and be loved right where God has placed you. For christ-followers living in an increasingly complicated world, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to live a life of intention and meaning.

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The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction

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IVP Books #ad - Heed the call to the listening life, and hear what God is doing in you and the world. People talk past each other, eager to be heard but somehow deaf to what is being said. Christianity today's 2017 book of the year award - Spiritual FormationLogos Association Bookstore Award, Best Christian Living Book for 2016Bookwi.

Se's favorite books of the year, christian living"Be quick to listen, Non-Fiction14th Annual Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year, slow to speak. James 1:19how would our lives change if we approached every experience with the intention of listening first?In this noisy, distracting world, it is difficult to truly hear.

Listening is an essential skill for healthy relationships, both with God and with other people. But it is more than that: listening is a way of life. Adam mchugh places listening at the heart of our spirituality, our relationships and our mission in the world. Listening shapes us and equips us to be more attuned to people in pain and more able to minister to those in distress.

The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction #ad - Our lives are qualitatively different―indeed, better―when we become listeners. God himself is the god who hears, and we too can learn to hear what God may be saying through creation, through Scripture, through people. By cultivating a posture of listening, we become more attentive and engaged with those around us.

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Don't Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life

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Baker Books #ad - In don't overthink it, using an appropriate amount of energy, you'll find actionable strategies that can make an immediate and lasting difference in how you deal with questions both small--Should I buy these flowers?--and large--What am I doing with my life? More than a book about making good decisions, Don't Overthink It offers you a framework for making choices you'll be comfortable with, freeing you to focus on all the other stuff that matters in life.

. Not only can you overcome negative thought patterns that are repetitive, joy, you can replace them with positive thought patterns that will bring more peace, and unhelpful, unhealthy, and love into your life. It feels like something we're wired to do, something we just can't escape. We've all been there: stuck in a cycle of what-ifs, plagued by indecision, paralyzed by the fear of getting it wrong.

Don't Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life #ad - But is it?anne Bogel's answer is no. Nobody wants to live a life of constant overthinking, but it doesn't feel like something we can choose to stop doing.

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Loving My Actual Life: An Experiment in Relishing What's Right in Front of Me

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Baker Books #ad - Freeman, author of Simply Tuesday. With humor, and plenty of personal stories, poignancy, Kuykendall weaves together spiritual themes and practical application into a holy self-awareness, showing women how a few small changes in their routines can improve their enjoyment of this crazy-busy life. Endorsement"if you ever get the chance to read anything written by Alexandra Kuykendall, take it.

But we weren't meant for a life characterized by dissatisfaction. In this entertaining and relatable book, Alexandra Kuykendall chronicles her nine-month experiment to rekindle her love of her ordinary "actual" life. After wiping her calendar as clean as a mother of four can, Kuykendall focuses on one aspect of her life each month, searching for ways to more fully enjoy her current season.

Loving My Actual Life: An Experiment in Relishing What's Right in Front of Me #ad - By intentionally adding one thing each month that will make her jump for joy, she provides a practical challenge women can easily replicate. Feel satisfied with who and where You AreIn a world of comparison and discontent, it can feel impossible to be happy with life as we know it. Other people seem to have it all together, to be finding success, to be having more fun.

She is a gentle, trustworthy storyteller who lives the words she writes about. Emily P.

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Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim's Tale

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Thomas Nelson #ad - What happens when the pastor of a mega church loses his faith?Pastor Chase Falson has lost his faith in God, the Bible, evangelical Christianity, and his super-sized megachurch. When he falls apart, the church elders tell him to go away: as far away as possible. Read this riveting story and then begin your own life-changing journey through the pilgrim's guide included in this powerful novel.

Hidden in the past lies the future of the churchWhen his elders tell him to take some time away from his church, broken pastor Chase Falson crosses the Atlantic to Italy to visit his uncle, a Franciscan priest. Chase falson's spiritual discontent mirrors the feelings of a growing number of christians who walk out of church asking, and worship services wherethe emphasis is more on Lights, Camera, empty calorie teaching, Action than on Father, Is this all there is? They are weary of celebrity pastors, Son, and Holy Spirit while the deepest questions of life remain unaddressed in a meaningful way.

Bestselling author ian morgan cron masterfully weaves lessons from the life of Saint Francis into the story of Chase Falson to explore the life of a saint who 800 years ago breathed new life into disillusioned Christians and a Church on the brink of collapse. There he is introduced to the revolutionary teachings of Saint Francis of Assisi and finds an old, but new way offollowing Jesus that heals and inspires.

Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim's Tale #ad - . Join chase on his life-changing journey to italy where, with a curious group of Franciscan friars, he struggles to resolve his crisis of faith by retracing the footsteps of Francis of Assisi, a saint whose simple way of loving Jesus changed the history of the world. Chasing francis is a hopeful and moving story with profound implications for those who yearn for a more vital relationship with God and the world.

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