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Create: Stop Making Excuses and Start Making Stuff by Stephen Altrogge (Amazon Digital) [Kindle - $2.99]
Are you creative? Yes! Creativity is not just for artsy folks. God has wired creativity into our DNA, and he expects that every man, woman, and child will be creative for His glory. In this book you will learn how to overcome the fear of being creative, how to get moving on any creative project, and how to finally finish your creative work. The book is short, practical, and to the point. It is full of Biblical wisdom and practical application. It will help you to stop making excuses and to start making stuff.
The words of a gossip are likechoice morsels . . . (Proverbs 18:8) We all know gossip is a sin, but gossip can also demonstrate that a church preaches the gospel. Every true church that belongs to Jesus will be gossiped bout, just as Jesus was labeled demonic and talked about. If we want the Holy Spirit to guide us to a church we should worship at, we must tune out the gossip in order to hear the voice of God. This book not only examines the sin of gossip and how it relates to the preaching of the gospel, but shows us how to refute it. From the Choice Morsel recipe to an examination of bitter roots, this book exposes the sin of gossip and provides the reader with spiritual tools to survive tongues that drip deadly poison.
More than Desire: Hope for Women in the Shadows of Pornography by Ashley Weis (Winslet Press) [Kindle - $0.99]
Every woman I have ever met has been burned by the desire to be good enough. And I’ve met many, many women who struggle to believe they are beautiful because their husband’s or boyfriend’s pornography addiction. After I discovered my husband’s pornography addiction, I blogged about the healing process we went through together. I was stunned by the number of women who contacted me, struggling to find their worth in the aftermath of porn crashing through the door of their marriages. The porn industry is a billion dollar industry. It’s everywhere. And it’s affecting marriages across the globe. I thought I would have found helpful, relevant resources to aid me in healing from the damage porn caused to our marriage, but most resources said the same things over and over: “Don’t look to men for validation; look to God.” I knew that, but I wanted something deeper, something that reached into the heart of the woman healing from the pain of her husband’s porn addiction.
Power Perfected in Weakness by Christopher Klicka (Shepherd Press) [Kindle - $3.99]
Christopher Klicka, HSLDA Senior Counsel and Director of State and International Relations went to be with his Lord on October 12, 2009, at the age of 48. His gifts were many, his energy boundless, and his passion deep and unwavering. Chris was an attorney, spokesman, lobbyist, author, husband, and father of seven children, whose goal in life was to serve God with his whole heart and make him known to everyone he encountered. Shepherd Press presents Power Perfected in Weakness by Christopher Klicka, from the unfinished manuscript submitted to Shepherd Press just before his death. The book journals how the Lord showed His Grace as Chris lived with the increasing debilitation of MS in his full and busy life.
Johann Sebastian Bach (Christian Encounters Series) by Rick Marschall (Thomas Nelson) [Kindle - $3.08]
Johann Sebastian Bach is generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. He enriched his generation, and every generation since, with his prolific ability to survey and bring together the principal musical styles, forms, and national traditions. Himself a Lutheran, he left a corpus of sacred music to cover the entire liturgical year, including Latin Masses written for the Catholic Court of Dresden, and spent much of his working life as a church music director in Germany. Though he was a highly respected organist during his lifetime, he wasn’t recognized as a great composer until the early nineteenth century. Today he is considered one of the most influential ever.