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In the Arena of the Mind

John Vandegriff

Category: Thought Life
Resource Type: Book

Description:
This book, based on Philippians 4:8, helps the reader to identify areas of thinking that are sinful and provides solid biblical guidance in how follow God's blueprint for renewed thinking.

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Grieving: Our Path Back to Peace

James R. White

Category: Grief/Loss
Resource Type: Book

Description:
People who are grieving often wonder if they will ever feel ok again. Their emotions are overwhelming, and they may even feel ashamed or discouraged because their grief doesn't go away quickly or follow some clearly distinct pattern. White provides helpful guidance as he discusses the patterns of grief, the work involved in grieving in a healthy manner, the pitfalls to watch for, and the tough questions that people often wrestle with when they have experienced signficant loss. Filled with wise biblical counsel and insight.

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Depression: A Stubborn Darkness

Edward T. Welch

Category: Depression
Resource Type: Book

Description:
This book provides real hope for those battling depression as well as guidance for the people who love them. The author takes into consideration the medical, emotional and spiritual factors that contribute to depression, while providing guidance that is biblically and theologically sound. Packed with wise counsel and practical help for those who struggle with the stubborn darkness of depression.

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Uprooting Anger: Biblical Help For A Common Problem

Robert D. Jones

Category: Anger
Resource Type: Book

Description:
A scriptural, practical and comprehensive examination of the root cause of anger as rooted in the human heart and points to the cure that is found in the amazing grace of God. Jones writes, "Grandma was right. You've got to get the weeds by the roots, or they'll just grow back. So too with deep-rooted anger. You must uproot it from your heart, or it will resurface." The reader will discover how the Bible generates hope and help for those who struggle with unholy and sinful expressions of anger.

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Addictions: A Banquet in The Grave

Edward T. Welch

Category: Addictive Behaviors
Resource Type: Book

Description:
Welch destroys the myth that addiction is a disease and sin a sickness. He shows that the endless and hopeless cycle of sickness, recovery, and relapse must be replaced with a biblical understanding of sin, salvation and sanctification. Welch's assessment that addictions are fundamentally problems that proceed from the heart, involving issues of worship and idolatry, offers the reader not only an accurate analysis of the problem of addictive behavior but also provides the reader with a biblical "road map" to lasting freedom.

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Grief: Finding Hope Again

Paul David Tripp

Category: Grief/Loss
Resource Type: Book

Description:
This booklet provides a biblical blueprint for how to face and respond to signficant loss. It is divided into two parts: (1) what to think when death enters your door and (2) what to do when this occurs. Packed with practical biblical wisdom, guiding the reader in drawing upon all the resources of the Christian faith in coping with grief, while helping the reader to understand that "God often brings the most wonderful things out of the darkest experiences."

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How To Save Your Marriage Alone

Ed Wheat

Category: Marriage
Resource Type: Book

Description:
Wheat identifies the purpose of his writing in chapter 1: "This chapter (and book) is directed to a special group of readers: those individuals who want to save their marriage at all costs, even though they have to do it alone without any help from their partner. In fact, their partner may be actively pursuing a divorce." Wheat's advice is candid and based squarely on biblical truth, and can transform a marriage even if only one partner learns the principles and applies them consistently in the relationship.

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The Exemplary Husband

Stuart Scott

Category: Marriage
Resource Type: Book

Description:
Stuart Scott provides the reader with a biblical and practical blueprint for men who desire to live God's mandate revealed in Matthew 22:37-39: to love God and others. He provides a clear foundation based on the "greatest commandment" and then in very practical terms guides men in how to love their wives "as Christ loved the Church and gave himself for it" (Ephesians 5:25). The purpose of the book is to assist husbands to grow in Christ-likeness for the glory of God. Husbands are taught how to be spiritual leaders in the home and how in very practical ways to love their wives with agape love. It was written as a companion book for The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace, so that couples will commit to the principles presented in these books and discover the oneness that God intends for every marriage.

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Divorce: Before You Say I Don't

Lou Priolo

Category: Divorce
Resource Type: Book

Description:
This hard hitting booklet is specifically designed to persuade people who are pursuing a divorce on other than biblical grounds, to reconsider their decision. Prilo carefully lays out the consequences of an unbiblical divorce and refutes nine common justifications that people often use to end their marriage. He also addresses the issue of being "in love" with someone other than one's spouse. Biblical, practical, straigtforward and timely.

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The Excellent Wife

Martha Peace

Category: Marriage
Resource Type: Book

Description:
Within the pages of The Excellent Wife is a detailed portrait of a godly wife. It is scripturally based, systematic, and a practical guide for the woman who wants to fufill her God-given role as a wife in a manner that glorifies Christ and is faithful to His Word. Topics include: A wife's understandings, a wife's submissions and a wife's special concerns. Peace identifies the purpose of her book: "that you might consider what it means to be an excellent wife (Proverbs 31)and then faithfully commit yourself to that end, so that you will become the wife God wants you to be!" Intended to be used as companion with Stuart Scott's book The Exemplary Husband.

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Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest

Edward Welch

Category: Fear
Resource Type: Book

Description:
Every person who has ever lived has encountered fear. All too often, however, many are "running scared," allowing fear to hold them in its destructive grip. Welch carefully investigates the roots of fear and the ramifications of living under the control of fear, worry and dread. He guides readers to consider that the Bible is full of uplifting and encouraging words and aids readers to find comfort in such timeless truths. The book contains thirty topical meditations, rich with biblical theology and moment-by-moment, thoughtful words of encouragement to calm the troubled soul immersed in a sea of panic-stricken responses.

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At The Altar of Sexual Idolatry

Steve Gallagher

Category: Addictive Behaviors
Resource Type: Book

Description:
Steve Gallagher goes right to the heart of sexual sin and provides sound biblical guidance in how to overcome a problem that has become epidemic in modern socieity. Gallaghar first identifies the fundamental nature of the problem as sexual idolatry. He then offers counsel about the "right course" to follow, the "influences" that can keep a person in bondage, and "the way out" that will enable an individual to be freed from the death grip of this life-dominating sin. Two new chapters address the issue of Internet porn, the eroding morality that is present in America, and assist individuals in deeply examining their own inner life. A Workbook is also avaiable. Steve Gallagher serves as the founder and president of Pure Life Ministries, and has dedicated his life to helping men to overcome sexual sin through the discipline of personal holiness and a passionate pursuit of Jesus Christ.

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Counseling By The Book

John Babler, David Penley and Mike Bizzell

Category: Biblical Counseling
Resource Type: Book

Description:
People who have problems usually seek counseling at some point. With so many options available today, where is one to turn? The authors are convinced that the Bible is the only acceptable guidebook for counseling and that counseling should occur only within the context of the church. A brief overview of the status of pastoral counseling today is provided as well an outline of what defines true pastoral counseling. The authors constrast the prevailing psychological view of human nature with the biblical view, unashamedely using such words as sin, repentance, and admonishment. A helpful book for those who want to learn how to help people using the time-tested methods and wise counsel of Holy Scripture.

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Help for Stepfamilies

Winston T. Smith

Category: Family Life
Resource Type: Book

Description:
Step families face unique challenges. How do you blend two separate families into one loving, caring household? Just the simpliest of tasks like "who does the dishes?" or "where will we spend Thanksgiving?" can quickly become a point of conflict. In this little booklet, seasoned marriage and family counselor, Winston Smith guides step family members in understanding each other's unique struggles, and encourages family members to honestly share struggles, while expressing sacrificial love, a love that will in time transform and bring unity within a stepfamily. A great resource that is packed with biblical wisdom!!

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The Blessing

Gary Smalley & John Trent

Category: Parenting
Resource Type: Book

Description:
No matter how old we are, our parent's approval has a profound impact on the way we view ourselves as well as how we act toward those we love most. It is possible to find and give unconditional acceptance, which the Bible calls "The Blessing." Family counselors Gary Smalley and John Trent provide wise counsel in how to share "The Blessing" by discussing the five major elements of "The Blessing" and why each is vital to healthy, growing relationships. Helpful insight is also provided for those who missed out on the family blessing, along with practical guidance in how to move forward. The authors also discuss how the blessing can enhance marriage relationships and even strengthen relationships within the church so that it becomes a "blessing" community.

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My God is True

Paul D. Wolfe

Category: Other
Resource Type: Book

Description:
My God is True is Paul Wolfe's chronicle of his personal journey with cancer and the lessons he learned as a result. Within the pages of this readable and insightful book is Paul's description of his diagnosis, treament and survival and how he learned in a personal way to trust in God's sovereign purpose for his life. A wonderful resource to help those battling cancer and those who care for them to discover afresh the faithfulness of God whose promises prove to be true.

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The 7 Minute Marriage Solution

Stephen Arterburn

Category: Marriage
Resource Type: Book

Description:
Can 7 minutes really make a difference in your marriage? It may sound crazy, or even far too simplistic. Author Stephen Arterburn is convinced that changing the direction of a troubled marriage is not a complicated as many think. Drawing on extensive national survey of over 1300 men and women, Stephen Arterburn reveals 7 things you must stop doing to damage your marriage. Then he presents 7 positive things you must begin doing to build a great marriage. Finally, Arterburn reveals a final 7 that gets to the heart of the matter : 7 minutes that will transform your marriage! Whether you are just getting married or have been married for years, The 7 Minute Marriage Solution can help to make a bad marriage a good one and a good marriage a great one!

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Getting Ready for Marriage

Jim Burns & Doug Fields

Category: Marriage
Resource Type: Book

Description:
Congratulations! You have just gotten engaged. Now what? Great question! Relationship experts Jim Burns and Doug Fields are committed to help you to plan a marriage that will last a lifetime. Couples will be encouraged to answer the five questions that determine if they are ready for marriage. Afterwards key areas of marriage are examined including writing your marriage script, In-Laws, communication, conflict, finances, sexuality and spiritual Intimacy. There is also a chapter on remarriage and a final chapter on planning both your wedding and ceremony. A companion workbook is also available. A great resource for a couple committed to not only having a great wedding, but a great marriage!!

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Finally Free

Heath Lambert

Category: Addictive Behaviors
Resource Type: Book

Description:
Heath Lambert's book provides gospel-centered strategies to overcome pornography and to move one from a life of struggle to a life of purity. Pornography is everywhere. It destroys marriages and traps many Christian in endless bondage and despair. Breaking out of pornography's deadly grip does not happen by simply trying harder, but only through the power and grace of Jesus Christ. Experienced counselor and teacher Heath Lambert, identifies eight strategies, each based on the work of Christ, that offer people held captive in the grip of pornography both the fuel and the road map for lasting change. Whether you battle with this issue or trying to help someone else, the good news is that Jesus Christ is able to set people free!

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Shepherding A Child's Heart

Tedd Tripp

Category: Parenting
Resource Type: Book

Description:
This book is all about how to speak to the heart of your child. Everything your child says and does flows from the heart. Luke 6:45 says, "Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks." A resource written for parents, who want a distinctively biblical approach to parenting. This book teaches parents what their goals should be and how to pursue them in a practical way. Parents will learn how to talk with their children and most importantly what to talk about. Here is found solid, trustworthy, practical biblical help for parents. Tripp writes, "As a shepherd, you want to help your child understand not just the 'what' of the child's actions, but also the 'why.' As the shepherd, you want to help your child understand himself as a creature made by and for God...Parenting is shepherding the hearts of your children in the ways of God's wisdom."

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