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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
In a radical vision for the future of Christianity New York Times bestselling author and American Conservative columnist Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life From the inside American churches are hollowed out by the departure of young people and by an insipid pseudo Christianity From the outside they are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture Keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House might have bought a brief reprieve from the state s assault but it will not stop the West s into decadence and dissolution Rod Dreher argues that the way forward is actu ally the way back all the way to St Benedict of Nur sia This sixth-century monk horrified by the moral chaos following Rome s fall retreated to the forest and created a new way of life for Christians He built enduring Christian communities based on principles of order hospitality stability and prayer His spiritual centers of hope were strongholds of light throughout the Dark Ages and saved not just Christianity but Western civilization Today a new post Christian barbarism reigns Many believers are blind to it and their churches are too weak to resist Politics... offers little help in this spiritual crisis What is needed is the Benedict Option a strategy that draws on the authority of Scripture and the wisdom of the ancient church The goal to embrace exile from mainstream culture and construct a resilient counterculture This book is both manifesto and rallying cry for Christians who if they are not to be conquered must learn how to fight on culture war battlefields like none the West has seen for fifteen hundred years The Benedict Option is for all mere Chris tians Protestant Catholic Orthodox who can read the signs of the times Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do Only faith hope and love embodied in a renewed church and resilient culture can sustain believers in the dark age that has overtaken us These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night more
Only Love Today is the inspirational read from best-selling author of Hands Free Mama Rachel Macy Stafford Millions of Stafford s fans from her blog and her books find hope challenge and inspiration through her poetic and powerful short pieces on her blog Only Love Today brings these pieces and many new original entries together in a beautiful book based around the four seasons From finding daily surrender in the autumn and daily hope in the winter to daily bloom and daily spark in the spring and summer you will always find fresh beautiful words for your day With a flexible non-dated structure Only Love Today is perfect to pick up at any time of the year and find hope and encouragement to address your current challenge or need family parenting relationships finding peace in a stressed out world Stafford offers you strength and vision for a new and more connected way to live This is a timeless book of inspiration to remember and live for what really matters
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
YOU you God thinks about you God was thinking of you long before your debut From early on children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities traits and talents fit in The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly Through playful charming rhyme and vivid fantastical illustrations When God Made You inspires young readers to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God s divine plan as they grow explore and begin to create for themselves Cause when God made YOU somehow God knew That the world needed someone exactly like you
America has become increasingly divided and polarized in recent years With growing racial tension animosity toward law enforcement professionals government corruption and disregard for the constitutional process there seems to be no easy answer in sight But Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke knows where we must begin we must stop blaming others look at our problems with open eyes take ownership of our family community and country and turn to God for solutions Deeply rooted in Sheriff Clarke s personal life story this book is not a dry recitation of what has gone wrong in America with regard to race It s about the issues that deeply affect us today both personally and politically and how we can rise above our current troubles to once again be a truly great people in pursuit of liberty and justice for all Foreword by Sean Hannity The principles Sheriff Clarke stands for are the same principles this nation was built on He s much more than the Milwaukee County Sheriff He s America s Sheriff and Cop Under Fire is a must-read for people who love this great country -- Sean Hannity FOX News Channel Clarke is a unique voice today fearless in his contempt for political correctness and eloquent in his articulation of core American values... -- Heather MacDonald Thomas W Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of The War on Cops Sheriff David Clarke provides a much-needed voice of reason in tackling America s challenges He speaks his mind and his no-nonsense approach to law and order is exactly what we need to make our country safer -- Chris W Cox Executive Director NRA Institute for Legislative Action Even in a predominantly liberal community his message of law and order accountability and self-empowerment resonates He is one of America s most important cultural voices -- Mark Belling Talk Radio Host for 1130 WISN-AM in Milwaukee and columnist for newspapers including the Milwaukee Post At a time when America seems to have lost its way Sheriff David Clarke offers critically important leadership both as one of the nation s top cops and as a much-needed public truth teller -- Monica Crowley Ph D FOX News Channel The Washington Times I implore all to read Cop Under Fire Sheriff Clarke is a tremendous leader follower and a strong voice of reason who needs to be heard by all -- Kris Tanto Paronto Former U S Army Ranger 2nd Battalion 75th Regiment Security and Military Consultant and Hero of the Benghazi Attackmore
As he prepares to deliver the State of the Union address the president of the United States is convinced the Islamic State is on the run about to be crushed by American forces once and for all But New York Times foreign correspondent J B Collins tells the president he s dead wrong With the Middle East on fire the Israeli prime minister dead and Amman in ruins Collins fears a catastrophic attack inside the American homeland is imminent He argues that only an all-out manhunt to capture or kill Abu Kahlif the leader of ISIS can stop the attack and save American lives But will the president listen and take decisive action before it s too late
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