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Mackenzie Allen Philips youngest daughter Missy has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness Mack receives a suspicious note apparently from God inviting him back to that shack for a weekend Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare What he finds there will change Mack s world forever In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him You ll want everyone you know to read this book
- Over 11 million copies sold- 1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running- Now celebrating its 25th anniversary Simple ideas lasting loveFalling in love is easy Staying in love that s the challenge How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life In the 1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages you ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing Dr Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant actionable wisdom in ways that work Includes the Couple s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one
The enemy wants us to feel rejected left out lonely and less than In Uninvited Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection--from the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over to the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father She leans in to honestly examine the roots of rejection as well as rejection s ability to poison relationships from the inside out including our relationship with God With biblical depth gut-honest vulnerability and refreshing wit Lysa will help you Stop feeling left out by believing that even when you are overlooked by others you are handpicked by God Change your tendency to either fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process your hurt Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady your soul and restore your confidence in the midst of rejection Overcome the two core fears that feed your insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished tarnished shaken or taken--a love that does not reject or uninvite
The story she said he was born to write Her story His story The love story of Joey and Rory By inviting so many into the final months of Joey s life as she battled cancer Joey and Rory Feek captured hearts around the world with how they handled the diagnosis the inspiring simple way they chose to live and how they loved each other every step of the way But there is far more to the story My life is very ordinary says Rory On the surface it is not very special If you looked at it day to day it wouldn t seem like much But when you look at it in a bigger context as part of a larger story you start to see the magic that is on the pages of the book that is my life And the more you look the more you see Or at least I do In this vulnerable book he takes us for the first time into his own challenging life story and what it was like growing up in rural America with little money and even less family stability This is the story of a man searching for meaning and security in a world that offered neither And it s the story of a man who finally gives it all to a power higher than himself and soon meets a young woman who will change his heart forever In This Life I Live Rory Feek helps us not only to connect more fully to his and Joey s story... but also to our own journeys He shows what can happen when we are fully open in life s key moments whether when meeting our life companion or tackling an unexpected tragedy He also gives never-before-revealed details on their life together and what he calls the long goodbye the blessing of being able to know that life is going to end and taking advantage of it Rory shows how we are all actually there already and how we can learn to live that way every day A gifted man from nowhere and everywhere in search of something to believe in A young woman from the Midwest with an angelic voice and deep roots that just needed a place to be planted This is their story Two hearts that found each other and touched millions of other hearts along the way more
Uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year by missionary Sarah Young Jesus Calling is a devotional filled with uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year After many years of writing in her prayer journal missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her It was awkward at first but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is but journaling helped her grow closer to God Others were blessed as she shared her writings until people all over the world were using her messages They are written from Jesus point of view thus the title Jesus Calling It is Sarah s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure
Divine health and prosperity are better than divine healing and provision If you live in divine health and prosperity you won t need a miracle to get healed or to pay your bills If you can t see the difference between the two that may be one reason you only visit God s best instead of truly living in it Most Christians live in a place where it s just a matter of time before there s a crisis in their lives and they need a miracle You might think it would be wonderful to go from miracle to miracle but that means you d also be going from crisis to crisis Miracles are great when you need one but you weren t meant to continually get by on them God wants to change where you live Let Andrew show you how to live in God s best today
No More Pretending No More Performing No More Fighting to Prove Yourself Are you trying your best to measure up yet you still feel as if you re losing ground You are not alone Jennie Allen understands the daily struggle so many of us face with the fear that we are not enough And she invites us into a different experience one in which our souls overflow with contentment and joy In Nothing to Prove she calls us to Find freedom from self-induced pressure by admitting we re not enough but Jesus is Admit our greatest needs and watch them be filled by the only One who can meet them Make it our goal to know and love Jesus then watch what He does in and through us As you wade into the refreshing truth of the more-than-enough life Jesus offers you ll experience the joyous freedom that comes to those who are determined to discover what God can do through a soul completely in love with Him Discover the answer to your soul-deep thirst Too many of us have bought into the lie that our cravings will be satisfied if we are enough and if we have enough So we chase image answers things and people and we wonder all the while Why am I still thirsty My single goal with this book is to lead your thirsty soul to the only source of lasting fulfillment... Jesus He is the living water a limitless supply that will not only quench your thirst but will fill you and then come pouring out of you into a thirsty world Because of Him you are loved You are known You can take a deep breath Because you have nothing to prove Jennie These pages are what your soul is begging for Ann Voskamp Nothing to Prove takes us on a journey toward freedom from the need to measure up Mark Batterson We love this glorious and universally resounding message Louie and Shelley Giglio This book will help you take your eyes off your problems and put them back on God s promises Christine Cainemore
LIVE A LIFE OF MEANING AND CONNECTION Instead of pushing for perfection A few years ago I found myself exhausted and isolated my soul and body sick I was tired of being tired burned out on busy And it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat longing for connection meaning depth but settling for busy I am a wife mother daughter sister friend neighbor writer and I know all too well that settling feeling But over the course of the last few years I ve learned a way to live marked by grace love rest and play And it s changing everything Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life I ll walk this path with you a path away from frantic pushing and proving and toward your essential self the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth Written in Shauna s warm and vulnerable style this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life and maybe yours too leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster push harder and produce more all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection... Shauna offers an honest account of what led her to begin this journey and a compelling vision for an entirely new way to live soaked in grace rest silence simplicity prayer and connection with the people that matter most to us In these pages you ll be invited to consider the landscape of your own life and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life more
Have you bought the lie Many of us do We measure our worth by what others think of us We compare and strive existing mostly for the approval of others Pressure rises anxiety creeps in and we hustle to keep up Jesus whispers I gave my life to set you free I gave you purpose I called you to live in freedom in that purpose Yet we still hobble through life afraid to confess all the ways we push against this truth because we can t even believe it We continue to grasp for the approval of anyone that will offer it whether strangers friends or community Christ doesn t say you can be or may be or will be free He says you are free Dare you believe it In You Are Free Rebekah invites you to Overcome the exhaustion of trying to meet the expectations of others and rest in the joy God s freedom brings Release stress anxiety and worry to uncover the peace that comes from abiding in His presence Find permission to grieve past experiences confess areas of brokenness and receive strength in your journey towards healing Throw off self-condemnation burn superficial masks and step boldly into what our good God has for you Discover the courage to begin again and use your newfound freedom to set others free Freedom is for everyone who wants it the lost... the wounded and those weary from all of the striving It s for those who gave up trying years ago It s for those angry and hurt brilliant and burnt by the Christian song and dance You are the church the people of God You were meant to be free more
God wants you to have amazing sex There is nothing more powerful on earth than the forces of love sex and romance In fact relationships are a matter of life-and-death importance So how you can train today for the relationship you want tomorrow In Swipe Right Levi Lusko shares with raw honesty from his own life experiences and God s Word how to regret-proof your marriage bed and your deathbed resist settling for instant pleasure by discovering what your heart really longs for learn how to avoid and treat sexual scars by careful living today turn the clumsy sex talk with your child into dialogue that leads to wise choices transform a stagnant marriage by trading predictable nearness for mind-blowing intimacy God s dreams for your life are not intended to kill your joy but to enhance it Whether you re fed up with dating and hooking up as usual tired of being single numb because of porn and casual sex or curious about how to improve your marriage this book is for you Praise for Swipe Right It s my hope that whoever reads this will have their thoughts of the heart as seriously provoked as mine have been Ryan Good Producer writer and entrepreneur It s a perspective I believe we need now more than ever Steven Furtick Pastor Elevation... Church and New York Times bestselling author One day someday there will be a day where you will need the down-to-earth wisdom in this book like you will oxygen Joel Houston Songwriter Hillsong United and pastor Hillsong NYC Swipe Right isn t just another book of how-not-tos but an honest gritty and real-time approach to navigating dating sex and romance with our souls and sanity intact Judah Smith Lead pastor The City Church and New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Is Swipe Right is a timely wonderful prophetic and needed message for our generation Christine Caine Founder of the A21 Campaign and bestselling author of Unashamed If you are wondering what God s plans are for your love life or leading those in search of his plan for theirs you need this book Louie Giglio Pastor of Passion City Church founder of Passion Conferences and author of The Comeback This is a good book Study it ponder it and if you know a fifteen-year-old tell them to read it Max Lucado New York Times bestselling author We need the Swipe Right message now more than ever before Lysa TerKeurst New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries This is more than just a book it s a life jacket Chris Tomlin Grammy Award winning musician and author of Good Good Father Levi shows that God will light our way if we allow him to Carl Lentz Pastor Hillsong NYC Funny and engaging while simultaneously practical and hard-hitting Craig Groeschel Pastor of Life Church and author of From This Day Forwardmore