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  • Making Faithful Decisions At The End Of Life

    $17.00

    By exploring the ethics of resisting and accepting death from a Christian perspective, Nancy Duff encourages Christians to talk about death in the context of Christian faith. Making Faithful Decisions at the End of Life helps readers use biblical and theological perspectives regarding death to inform end-of-life decisions, consider where they stand on withdrawing life support and supporting death with dignity laws, and take steps in planning for their own future.

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  • Holy In The Moment

    $16.99

    Enjoying life (zoe) in Christ comes in the choices we make moment-by-moment. Ginger Harrington invites women to discover how intentional choices made in the moment can become holy habits. With a refreshing perspective, she shows that holiness isn’t a rigid standard to keep but a gift to receive through a vital relationship with God, who makes us whole. Holy in the Moment explores the practical power of choices to grow in holiness without the pressure of perfectionism. Through gentle encouragement, biblical insights, and applicable ideas learn to discern feelings and overcome distractions and shame, adapt God’s equation for obedience, live a praying life, discover methods for practicing holiness in parenting and the importance of rest, embrace biblical love and forgiveness, and understand how work becomes holy. Re-energize faith with simple choices to love God, embrace truth, and enjoy every moment of life with practical ways to be holy by choosing to trust God, rely on his wisdom, and live from his resources.

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  • Strategic Thinking : How To Sustain Effective Ministry

    $21.99

    Strategic thinking involves an element of risk. This is because the goal is not only to perfect ongoing programs, but to initiate new ideas and terminate ineffective tactics. The risk of strategic thinking arises because of the changes in the mission field (or community) in which, and toward whom, the church focuses its vision. Demographic research and lifestyle sensitivity are necessary for effective church ministries. Whenever a church fails to track demographic trends and shifting lifestyle expectations, the strategic thinking always stalls. Program improvements and new ideas never go beyond the comfort zones of the members. Ineffective tactics are simply repeated over and over again because the church doesn’t want to offend particular members or financial givers. In order to go beyond the box to be relevant to the changing community, churches must accept more risk. They must be willing to go beyond the comfort zones of members to improve the effectiveness of programs. They must be willing to risk failure and learn from mistakes by implementing creative new ideas. And they must be willing to stop wasting limited resources of time, talent, and money on sacred cows that no longer drive the church toward its vision. The challenge, of course, lies in keeping that line straight. This is not a curved line connecting identity, mission, and results. It is not a wavy line, or an intermittent line, or even partially angled line. It is not a line that sways one way to protect this self-interest, and another way to protect that membership privilege. It is not a line that takes a circuitous route to its destination in order not to disturb some leader’s sensibilities or avoid stressing some faction’s opinions. It is a straight line. Nothing else will really do. Keeping this line straight is the art of strategic thinking. Some new ideas will need to be started. Some old programs will need to be ended. Ongoing tactics will need to be adjusted. All this keeps the line straight. Moreover, some leaders will need to be hired or acquired; some leaders will need to be fired or dismissed; and some leaders will need to be redeployed. All that effort keeps the line straight. Therefore, strategic thinking is not about seeing a need and addressing it. It is about focusing a purpose and pursuing it … doggedly, persistently, and single-mindedly.

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  • Church Guide For Making Decisions Together

    $22.99

    Recent political events in the USA indicate that ordinary people are weary of traditional politics and ways of doing business in the halls of power. A similar mood is present in churches around the world. Ordinary church members are tired of the fighting and politicking that seem to privilege the same people all the time. They want a new way of making decisions in their churches and in their representative meetings. This book shows them how such a hope can be realized. Robert’s Rules of Order, or the traditional parliamentary style of decision-making used in many churches, can work for simple decisions that are aggregated and passed by consent. For complex and divisive issues, churches need a decision process that does not result in a combative, winner-take-all approach to church life. A healthy church also tries to involve commitment from a wide range of stakeholders rather than privilege a few well-informed and capable speakers. A vital and healthy congregation yearns for a more collaborative, respectful, encouraging, engaging, and empowering process. This book on discernment in the church provides a step-by-step guide on how to create a new way of working together. Drawing on tried and tested processes, it advocates for a consensus building approach and showing people how it can work in their setting (local church or judicatory meetings). Readers will learn how to design a consensus building business process for their church meeting while still respecting the denominational and legal requirements under which they must operate. This book is for leaders, members of church boards and committees, and church members who know that there is something wrong with the present system but don’t know what to do about it. This guidebook is hopeful, inspiring, and practical.

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  • Live Smart : Preparing For The Future God Wants For You

    $14.00

    A Guide to Living Wisely While You’re Young
    As a professor and youth director, author Dan Dumas has seen that young people have high expectations for themselves. They want their lives to matter, and there’s no reason our expectations for them should be any different.This book presents practical tools and biblical advice to middle school and high school-aged readers so they can make the most of their youth. It covers everything from making the right friendships to how to think about education and how to invest in their relationships with God. The habits a person forms when they’re young can last a lifetime–now’s the time to make it count.This book is ideal for parents and youth pastors to give to young people to read on their own or study in groups.

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  • Its Complicated : A Guide To Faithful Decision Making

    $18.00

    “In this easy-to-read book, pastor Jack Haberer helps you seek God’s will for your life. You’ll move from deep theological considerations to street-level, daily-life practicalities–and you’ll learn to chart a course through life’s complexities, guided by the Scriptures, in the company of the church. My only complaint is that it wasn’t available thirty years ago!”
    -Brian D. McLaren, author, speaker, and activist

    Jack Haberer’s It’s Complicated helps serious Christians figure out what to do when life gets complicated and the distinctions between good and bad are not so clear. Using Bible passages as a guide, Haberer affirms and then challenges many closely held beliefs, making traditional distinctions between “conservative” and “liberal” Christians obsolete.

    It’s Complicated harks back to Joseph Fletcher’s twentieth-century classic Situation Ethics (Westminster John Knox Press) and gives readers a toolkit for Christian decision making in a variety of complex situations. The book provides a framework for readers to reference when they’re confronting moral dilemmas in their own lives, what Haberer calls “doing ethics by spreadsheet.”

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  • Loves Legacy : A Story Of Hope And Healing

    $15.00

    Stephanie Dalla Rosa tells her story of hope and healing after losing her mom to a year and a half long battle with cancer. Just when she didn’t think she could make it, she found her mom’s journals and began reading through them. Her mom’s faith and trust in God was soothing salve to her broken heart. Originally typing up these journal entries for her siblings, she soon recognized that God laid a passion on her heart to turn theses journals into a book. If her mom’s unwavering faith could help her, she knew it could help someone else by giving them hope in a hopeless situation and healing in a broken world. “Love’s Legacy: A Story of Hope and Healing” is her first book.

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  • Sold Out : How Marketing In School Threatens Childrens Well Being And Under

    $30.00

    Acknowledgments
    Chapter 1 – The Problem Of Schoolhouse Commercialism
    Chapter 2 – Schoolhouse Commercializing Trends, 1990-2006
    Chapter 3 – Threats To Children’s Psychological Well-Being
    Chapter 4 – Threats To Children’s Physical Well-Being
    Chapter 5 – Threats To The Integrity Of Children’s Education
    Chapter 6 – Assessing The Intensity Of The Threats Commercialism Poses To Children’s Well-Being
    Chapter 7 – Threats To Children’s Privacy And Digital Marketing
    Chapter 8 – Closing Thoughts
    Appendices
    Appendix A: Gubbins’ Matrix Of Thinking Skills
    Appendix B: State Laws And Regulations As Of May 2004
    Appendix C: State Bills Addressing School Commercialism Signed Into Law, 2011-2014
    Appendix D: Websites Associated With Relevant Topics
    Appendix E: State Laws Addressing Student Data Privacy: Synopses Of Their Major Provisions With Their Significant Gaps In Protection, Exclusions And Omissions Noted (2011-2014)

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    If you strip away the rosy language of “school-business partnership,” “win-win situation,” “giving back to the community,” and the like, what you see when you look at corporate marketing activities in the schools is example after example of the exploitation of children for financial gain.
    Over the long run the financial benefit marketing in schools delivers to corporations rests on the ability of advertising to “brand” students and thereby help insure that they will be customers for life. This process of “branding” involves inculcating the value of consumption as the primary mechanism for achieving happiness, demonstrating success, and finding fulfillment. Along the way, “branding” children – just like branding cattle – inflicts pain.
    Yet school districts, desperate for funding sources, often eagerly welcome marketers and seem not to recognize the threats that marketing brings to children’s well-being and to the integrity of the education they receive.
    Given that all ads in school pose some threat to children, it is past time for considering whether marketing activities belong in school. Schools should be ad-free zones.

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  • Sold Out : How Marketing In School Threatens Childrens Well Being And Under

    $60.00

    Acknowledgments
    Chapter 1 – The Problem Of Schoolhouse Commercialism
    Chapter 2 – Schoolhouse Commercializing Trends, 1990-2006
    Chapter 3 – Threats To Children’s Psychological Well-Being
    Chapter 4 – Threats To Children’s Physical Well-Being
    Chapter 5 – Threats To The Integrity Of Children’s Education
    Chapter 6 – Assessing The Intensity Of The Threats Commercialism Poses To Children’s Well-Being
    Chapter 7 – Threats To Children’s Privacy And Digital Marketing
    Chapter 8 – Closing Thoughts
    Appendices
    Appendix A: Gubbins’ Matrix Of Thinking Skills
    Appendix B: State Laws And Regulations As Of May 2004
    Appendix C: State Bills Addressing School Commercialism Signed Into Law, 2011-2014
    Appendix D: Websites Associated With Relevant Topics
    Appendix E: State Laws Addressing Student Data Privacy: Synopses Of Their Major Provisions With Their Significant Gaps In Protection, Exclusions And Omissions Noted (2011-2014)

    Additional Info
    If you strip away the rosy language of “school-business partnership,” “win-win situation,” “giving back to the community,” and the like, what you see when you look at corporate marketing activities in the schools is example after example of the exploitation of children for financial gain.
    Over the long run the financial benefit marketing in schools delivers to corporations rests on the ability of advertising to “brand” students and thereby help insure that they will be customers for life. This process of “branding” involves inculcating the value of consumption as the primary mechanism for achieving happiness, demonstrating success, and finding fulfillment. Along the way, “branding” children – just like branding cattle – inflicts pain.
    Yet school districts, desperate for funding sources, often eagerly welcome marketers and seem not to recognize the threats that marketing brings to children’s well-being and to the integrity of the education they receive.
    Given that all ads in school pose some threat to children, it is past time for considering whether marketing activities belong in school. Schools should be ad-free zones.

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  • Soul Of Discernment

    $22.00

    The Soul of Discernment provides concrete steps for groups of people who work together and need to make important decisions: church sessions, nonprofit hiring committees, etc. Liebert calls this process the Social Discernment Cycle, a process for seeking God’s call in a particular situation. “It is called ‘social’ because it deals primarily with human communities in their social-structural, rather than interpersonal aspects,” Liebert explains. “It is a cycle because one completed round of discernment prepares for the next. The Social Discernment Cycle is particularly apt for any discernment that involves a structure, system, or institution.”

    This book helps groups work through this cycle to answer the question, “How is God leading us, individually or together, to act in this particular moment in our organization?”

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  • Its All About Choices

    $15.00

    The bottom line of this book advises that talent is inherited but character must be learned. It’s all about the choices we make in developing our character that embellish the gift of talent, permitting us to make a positive difference in the quality of our lives. We all know smart people who won’t focus, fail to apply themselves to productive endeavors and make choices that interrupt their lives and the lives of those close to them. Men and women of average talent but with an undeniable strength of character often outpace these smart people who are muddling through life making one bad choice after another. The stories in this book will assure you that blending talent and character is not as difficult as one might imagine. It takes a mix of persistence and determination, knowledge and wisdom and patience and compassion. Take choices seriously and change is right around the corner.

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  • 28 Truths To Know Before One Leaves This World

    $10.00

    Cremation, breastfeeding, the feminist movement, an extraordinary look at medication, man’s relationship to man, animals, plants, and the entire cosmos, and much that we know and take for granted as given assume an intriguing treatment in this current work. There has been a multitude of research probing the human situation, many of them taking the holistic approach that 28 Truths to Know Before One Leaves the World at first glance seems to thread. Yet, a page later, one could glimpse the entirely different approach Charles Bayas has taken on this one. Prepare to be challenged by the views presented here, as perhaps can hardly be seen in other works dissecting the same issues. About the Author Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on November 13, 1923 from a Christian Catholic family and the third of six children, Charles finished medical school of Port-au-Prince. He spent three years in Haiti to bring healing, comfort, and hope to his fellow Christians. He married Florence Giordani, a visiting nurse who later bore him one son and one daughter, all while in the middle of economic and political instability in the country. He left Haiti with his family for the USA, where he continued to serve and help the community up to the year 1989, at which time he retired from the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital as family physician. In 2009, Charles lost Florence to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, a tragic event in his life. The loss of his wife and his firm belief in God, however, inspired him to write this book.

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  • Choices We Make

    $16.49

    An uplifting new guide that will assist you in making choices that are positive choices for a joyous, peaceful eternity, supported by scriptural teachings, and spiritual conviction. With a myriad of choices to succeed in this world, it leaves little time to ask, is this what God wants for me? Yet He allowed your creation, and everyone and everything has a purpose. What’s yours? Perhaps if you find out what God’s plan is for the end times, you might just want to know how to take the first step in becoming completely successful in God’s purpose for you. Who knows you may be the next Abraham, Martin, John, Moses or the Little Drummer Boy – can’t ever tell; until you ask God. Start on YOUR pathway to success – ask the ONE in control. Born at home with umbilical cord wrapped around my neck, everyone present afraid to unwrap it until the doctor arrived and unwrapped it. About 18 months old with my mother in California having just sent my dad off to Japan. Miles away from home (Kansas) became sick and mom told by doctor to pray for me, but most likely I would die, land lady of boarding house contacted her priest, who gave me last rights. After graduating from high school was off to see the world and all it contained, a prodigal son; was in the Navy, got married, divorced, went back to the military joined the Air Force, met and married my wife of 36 plus years, now have 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, all are gifts from God. Has my life been perfect? No, because I am not perfect. Have I made wrong choices? Repeatedly. Why? Because I failed to find out what God’s plan was! Numerous failures to grasp the bar offered in my job cycles, 2 massive heart attacks including open-heart surgery; then finally I said okay God I’m all yours use me wherever I’m needed. Now I enjoy telling others just how much God really does love each and every one of us. So please don’t be hard headed like me; learn early on how much more of life you can enjoy, because you have been willing to ask God, not me, nor anyone else, only the most sacred Triune God (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit) to become the center peace of your life and live in the abundance of His love and forgiveness. God’s love and blessings – Pastor Ben

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  • Comparative Religious Ethics

    $49.00

    1. Ethics And Spirituality In Religion
    2. Religions On Food, Fasting, And Feasting
    3. Religions On Making Work Human
    4. Religions On Body Covering, Appearance, And Identity
    5. Religions On Sexuality And Marriage
    6. Religions On Making And Keeping Families
    7. Religions On Anger And Violence
    8. Religions On Charity And Beggars

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    The study of comparative religious ethics is at a critical juncture, given the growing awareness of non-Christian ethical beliefs and practices and their bearing on social change. Christine Gudorf is at the forefront of rendering comparative-and competing-religious beliefs meaningful for students, especially in the area of ethics.

    Unlike other texts, Gudorf’s work focuses on common, everyday issues-including food and diet, work, sex and marriage, proper dress, anger and violence, charity, family, and infirmity and the elderly-while drawing out ethical implications of each and demonstrating how different religious traditions prescribe rules for action. An introductory chapter reviews standard ethical theory and core elements of comparative religious analysis. Each chapter opens with a riveting real-life case and shows how religious ethics can shed light on how to handle the larger issues, without determining for the reader what a proper ethical response might be.

    Helpful pedagogy, including summaries, questions, and list of readings, along with special chapter features, charts and photographs and a glossary, combine to make this new text most suitable for the wide array of courses in comparative religious ethics.

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  • Graceful Exit : A Pastors Journey From Good Bye To Hello

    $20.00

    According to researchers, 70 percent of pastors regularly think about leaving the ministry. And we all know that the remaining 30 percent at least have a friend or colleague who is thinking about the same thing.

    In The Graceful Exit, Mary Lindberg shares insights from her own experience of ending service to a congregation, as well as wisdom from other pastors who changed their lives’ work. “In addition to the Bible,” Lindberg explains in her Preface, “I also wanted someone to hand me a guidebook” about the huge decision and change she was undertaking. After years of standing behind the pulpit, she thought, how would she witness to God and relate to fellow worshippers from a pew near the back of the church? With The Graceful Exit, Lindberg has created such a guidebook.

    Saying goodbye to a congregation — and a ministry — can be timely and sweet, and sometimes it can be jarring and painful. It is almost always complicated and freighted with the outward grief of leaving people behind as well as the inward grief of leaving an identity behind. Lindberg invites readers to pull apart the strands of self and role, individual and community; confront regrets, confusion, and dislocation; and figure out where and who God is at this juncture in their lives.

    With compassion and not a little wit, Lindberg reflects on a wide range of issues, from the practical (How to break the news to the congregation?) to the deeper spiritual themes of fulfillment, surrender, community, legacy, and separation that every departing pastor will face. Questions for reflection are included at key points in the text.

    The Graceful Exit is meant for

    Pastors who are thinking about leaving the ministry and need help to discern their final decision — one way or the other.
    Pastors who already have made their decision and want to make the most graceful exit they can.
    The friend or colleague you see struggling with this issue.

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  • Discerning Gods Will Together

    $25.00

    Bible study, research, and fieldwork merge in this book of practical principles for decision making by spiritual discernment. The step-by-step approach can be used to help any size group learn a new way to make decisions–a way that is interactive, spiritual, and rooted in faith practices and community. Small groups, committees, church boards, church leaders at all levels, and seminary professors will find this book valuable.
    This is a revised and updated version of the book, originally published in 1997. This new version includes revised and updated material, as well as a new introduction by Charles Olsen.

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  • Pursuing Gods Will Together

    $18.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780830835720Ruth BartonBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2012Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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  • Called To Love

    $35.99

    Life comprises a series of transitions: from childhood to adolescence, adulthood, senescence, death and life beyond death. Christian life is graced by transition into Christlikeness which requires us to make choices, continually, to remain faithful to Christ. At times of transition we seek the will of God as we journey through life making decisions about what to do and where to go next in the service of God and our neighbor.

    This is a beautiful and thoughtful resource with a focus on those in ordained ministry and those aspiring to ordination. Combining pastoral experience, wisdom and empirical research, the author explores how we discern God’s will and how we make decisions about the direction for ministry.

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  • Finding Your Moral Compass

    $15.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9781592858705Craig NakkenBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2011Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

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  • Life Choices : A Biblical Guide To Feeling And Doing Better

    $12.00

    Life Choices is a biblical guide to feeling and doing better. This book utilizes biblical teaching, practical experience, and psychology to help people find happiness. The study guide at the end can be used by teachers, group leaders, and students to understand and apply the material. The book is designed for use in Bible classes and small groups. Some of the topics covered are the following: * How to develop a healthy self-image * How to overcome depression * How to improve relationships * How to develop coping skills * How to overcome obstacles to happiness * How to understand romantic love * How to make wise decisions * How to set the right goals

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  • Make The Right Choice

    $13.49

    The consequences of our decisions must be taken into account. The moral and ethical determinations we make every day can have life-changing effects whether for good or bad. The ever pressing question is “What is the right choice?” Picture yourself walking down an unfamiliar path. Suddenly you realize the path is now dividing into two separate paths. Which way should you go? One way will be the right choice that leads to peace and blessing; the other way the wrong choice that leads to trouble and sorrow. This describes what happens in our lives when unexpected circumstances arise that demand a decision and our moral character is challenged. Many of our friends and voices in the world will give a variety of answers and advice according to their beliefs and what they would do. But who can we trust and who should we listen to? Is there a pure and truthful source of wisdom that is absolute and reliable? Make the Right Choice is a compilation of the book of Proverbs divided into topic related chapters. Part 1 is based on general principles of direction and guidance. Part 2 demonstrates the contrast and consequences between right and wrong decisions and its influence on character. The purpose of this book is to provide wisdom from the Word of God to give clear direction to make correct decisions. God as the Good Shepherd will lead if you choose to follow. He is standing on the right path, the path of wisdom, and calls out “Come this way”. Which path will you take? It is your choice.

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  • Yes I Can

    $13.49

    This book “YES I CAN” is designed to help the high school students in their academic, career and social life so they can become scholars and achievers in future . It shows how students can become personal in their studies by having their own timetable, strategies on how to learn, effective means of using their time, planning their future career and destiny and other social issues relevant to their well being.

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  • Making Sense Of Sex

    $22.00

    Having sex can be a loving and delightful experience, but it can also be emotionally, physically, and spiritually devastating. Many singles struggle to sort out how to make their own sexual experiences physically and emotionally healthy ones. This book can help. Duffy offers a thoughtful guide to sexual decision-making for single twentysomethings, exploring ten issues readers should consider when deciding whether and when to have sex. Appropriate for non-Christians and Christians alike, Duffy’s work is as relevant to those who have already had sex as it is to those who are considering it for the first time.

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  • 10 Life Choices

    $12.95

    God created us to live life to the fullest-to experience fulfillment, satisfaction, happiness, and meaningful relationships. Unfortunately doing this is not a reality for many people. Our past (sin, wounds, abuse, rejection, etc.) and our present (depression, addictions, codependent relationships, shame, guilt, etc.) hinder our ability to really live! In John 10:10 Jesus says that He came to give us life–life to the fullest! He makes life a possibility for everyone, because He paid for all of our past and present problems. We have been given the power to choose life and to experience it every day . . . the life we were created to live! Ten Life Choices highlights 10 specific and practical choices that lead us to the life we were always meant to live.

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  • Decision Making And Spiritual Discernment

    $16.99

    Spiritual discernment is the traditional name for listening and responding to divine guidance. In this book you will approach decision making as an active participant, a co-creator with God in shaping your life. Drawing on twenty-five years of experience as a psychologist and fifteen years as a spiritual director, Nancy L. Bieber presents three essential aspects of Spirit-led decision making:

    * Willingness-being open to God’s wisdom and love

    * Attentiveness-noticing what is true, discerning the right path

    * Responsiveness-taking steps forward as the way becomes clear.

    With gentle encouragement, Bieber shows how to weave these themes together to discover the best path for you.

    Each chapter is enriched by practical spiritual exercises to help you understand yourself and your specific situation, as well as to strengthen spiritual discernment as a daily way of life. An appendix includes a detailed guide for using the book in group study.

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  • Discerning The Will Of God

    $19.95

    Drawing from the timeless methods of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, this thoughtful meditation is enriched with examples and stories that offer practical and profound wisdom for aligning personal desires and goals with God’s will. With guidance on recognizing God’s infinite love, opening the heart to what God wants, making use of silence, the Eucharist, scripture, spiritual direction, finding clarity, and understanding discernment as part of the overall spiritual life in Christ, this discussion addresses questions asked by many Christians throughout life, such as What does God want for my life? Is it time to change jobs? and Should I marry? Focusing on major life decisions such as marriage and career, these insights can be adapted to any of life’s decisions, helping the thoughtful Christian find a spiritually inspired mission.

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  • Professional Learning Communities

    $29.99

    Promote a school-wide learning community with a focus on student achievement. Learn to successfully implement professional learning communities while motivating your staff to use data in the process, participate in choosing goals, determine instructional strategies, and work together to improve student learning and student outcomes.

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  • Making Great Decisions

    $16.95

    In Making Great Decisions, bestselling author T.D. Jakes turns his attention and teachings to the topic of relationships and the issues that need to be resolved by incorporating the spiritual and psychological tools that will help you reevaluate and reposition yourself.

    Relationship decisions come down to five crucial components, according to Bishop Jakes:

    Research: gathering information and collecting data
    Roadwork: removing obstacles and clearing the path
    Rewards: listing choices and imaging their consequences
    Revelation: narrowing your options and making your selection
    Rearview: looking back and adjusting as necessary to stay on course

    Making Great Decisions gets you on the right track to making decisions that you’ll be proud of for the rest of your life. He gives you insight on how to reflect, discern, and decide the next step to take to have a strong and enduring love, marriage, and family.

    The Bishop takes a spiritual and practical approach to inherently emotional issues such as the outside influences on our relationships, e.g., in-laws, friends, and former spouses; coping with anger; parenting; financial concerns; negotiating high-profile lives; and so many more of the issues people face every day. His special brand of counseling and teaching appeals to the faith-based community and beyond, reaching millions who receive his wisdom in all media, especially books.

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  • Making Great Decisions

    $16.99

    Best selling author T.D. Jakes turns his attention and teachings to the topic of relationships and the issues that need resolving once you’ve learned to use the spiritual and psychological tools for reevaluating your place in life and for repositioning yourself for a life without limits.

    Relationship decisions come down to five crucial components, according to Bishop Jakes: Research: gathering information and collecting data Roadwork: removing obstacles and clearing the path Rewards: listing choices and imaging their consequences Revelation: narrowing your options and making your selectionRearview: looking back and adjusting as necessary to stay on course
    Before You Do gets you on the right track to making decisions that you’ll be proud of and reap the benefits of for the rest of your life, as will the generations that follow you. He gives you insight on how to reflect, discern, and decide the next step to take to have a strong and enduring love, marriage, and family.

    The Bishop takes a spiritual and practical approach to inherently emotional issues such as the outside influences on our relationships, e.g., in-laws, friends, and former spouses; coping with anger; parenting; financial concerns; negotiating high-profile lives; and so many more of the issues people face every day. His special brand of counseling and teaching appeals to the faith-based community and beyond, reaching millions who receive his wisdom in all media, especially books.

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  • Marriage At The Crossroads

    $23.00

    IVP Print On Demand Title

    In this unique book Aida and William Spencer and Steve and Celestia Tracy, two couples from the differing perspectives of egalitarianism and soft complementarianism, share a constructive dialogue about marriage in practice. They cover a variety of topics like marriage discipleship, headship and submission, roles and decision-making, and intimacy in marriage.

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  • Moral Dilemmas : An Introduction To Christian Ethics

    $25.00

    How can we make decisions that are consistent with our basic values? We must first, Wogaman says, identify basic moral presumptions that can guide our thought as we face moral dilemmas. These basic moral presumptions include equality, grace, the value of human life, the unity of humankind, preferential claims for the poor and marginalized, and the goodness of creation. The burden of proof, he argues, must be borne by decisions that are contrary to such presumptions.

    Wogaman then illustrates how moral decision making works on the personal, national, and global levels and in communities of faith. He pulls into the conversation difficult ethical issues such as divorce, sexuality, abortion, political choices, economic justice, affirmative action, homosexuality, nuclear disarmament, economic globalization, global warming, international security, environmental policies, and military power. In the process, he provides a smart and helpful guide to Christian ethical behavior.

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  • Sticking Up For What Is Right

    $14.99

    With all the conflicting views the world offers, Gwendolyn Diaz offers straightforward biblical answers to some of the toughest dilemmas teenagers face: Exactly how honest am I supposed to be? What about sex – how far is too far? What does the Bible say about homosexuality and abortion? Does it mention drugs and alcohol? What if I’ve already blown it in one of these areas? The text is filled with interesting stories, real-life examples, and thought provoking-allegories, many of them taken from the author’s personal experiences as she raised four energetic sons through their teenage years. Just as in the first book in this series, Sticking Up For What I Believe, Gwen presents the material in a lively and entertaining style, while focusing on life-changing truths. A TREMENDOUS RESOURCE for TEENAGERS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, and YOUTH WORKERS!!

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  • Emotions : The Controlling Factor In The Church

    $16.99

    Emotions are the controlling factor in our society today. Have you ever wondered where your emotions come from? Are you able to recognize when your emotions are controlling you? Do you wonder why they have such a great impact on your daily decision-making? So many of the influences affecting us have targeted our emotions. If you want to be like Jesus, this practical, encouraging and challenging biblical insight will help you to use your emotions the way Jesus Christ used His. Whether it is a poor self image, medicating one’s pain, fighting for your rights or dealing with people who justify their actions and manipulate others, God can help you discern how to live your life in control of your emotions. Either you control your emotions or your emotions will control you.

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  • Promise And Peril

    $18.00

    Congregations cannot exist without finances, priorities, leadership, worship, and decision making, yet these five aspects of congregational life breed the most conflict between church members and clergy. These conflicts unfortunately tend to bring about the most negative consequences: drops in giving, resignation of leaders, and perhaps most pointedly loss of members. The importance of congregations and their effect on our lives is clear, yet what is less clear is what makes conflicts in faith communities inevitable.

    In Promise and Peril: Understanding and Managing Change and Conflict in Congregations , David Brubaker brings the tools of organizational theory and research to the task of understanding the deeper dynamics of congregational conflict. With a doctorate in sociology and more than twenty years working with congregational conflicts, Brubaker helps to explore the causes and effects of conflicts on a wide range of congregations.

    This book will help congregations avoid the pitfalls of conflict and instead head toward a healthy relationship between and among church staff and members.

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  • Steps For Guidance

    $11.99

    In recent years the subject of how to find God’s guidance has become controversial. Some say it comes by dreams, visions, and ‘words of knowledge’. Others say that God does not have a specific plan for the lives of His people. He allow us to please ourselves, as long as we take decisions in a wise and moral way. By contrast with these ideas, this book presents the time honoured view that the Christians must seek God’s will in all major decisions of life. The author proves that this view is correct from many Bible passages, and outlines six biblical steps for finding God’s will. Special attention is given to key areas of decision making. How does the Lord guide in courtship and marriage? What scriptural passages guide in decisions about possessions and leisure activities? Under what circumstances may Christians seek advancement in career and wealth? Does the Lord determine which church fellowship a believer should join? When is it wrong to leave a church, and when is it right? In these and other questions, the author shows that there are clear biblical directions to cover such issues. Here is a strong challenge to authentic Christian obedience, with an abundance of pastoral advice.

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  • Random Parables : What God Says When He Calls You Into Ministry

    $12.49

    Have I been called into ministry? A question that many of us in ministry have asked at one time or another. If you are one of those people who has or is struggling with this situation, this book may be able, with the Holy Spirit’s help, to verify and clarify your call. The Lord Himself has been calling to man since the days of Abraham for people to carry messages to God’s people. Whether He is calling prophets, priests, or teachers of the word, He always shows love when dealing with His children. This book is a testimony to the ways in which God calls people into ministry. Random Parables will not make up your mind for you, but it does scratch the surface and shows how a mighty God has infinite ways to get his point across and tell you, you’ve been called into this labor of love.

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  • Way Of Discernment

    $20.00

    How can Christians invite God into their decision making? Liebert, who teaches spirituality at San Francisco Theological Seminary, says that discernment is about aligning human will with God’s. Unlike ordinary decision making, it requires prayer and the accountability of a faith community to help us know which way to go. Drawing on Christian thinkers through the ages, from Ignatius of Loyola and Jonathan Edwards to Frederick Buechner and Thomas Merton, Liebert teaches that discernment is both a spiritual gift and an acquired habit that can be honed through regular practice. To that end, she provides extensive exercises to help readers identify and work through discernment issues in their own lives. Readers should plan to take time with this book, because the exercises yield their richest rewards through careful and slow implementation-ideally over a period of 11 weeks. While the author cautions that absolute certainty is rarely possible, a diligent practice of discernment can lead to confirmation. Liebert’s wise spiritual counsel will aid many seekers as they determine their next step.

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  • Make Right Choices

    $34.99

    I’m always inspired when I hear of people who have every reason to fail, yet they choose to succeed. Likewise, my heart breaks when I hear of people who have every reason to succeed, yet they choose to fail. Fifty-two right ethical choices are highlighted with short stories of personal successes and failures. Each lesson is reinforced with corresponding bullet points. The scripture analysis section is unique, well researched, and easy to understand. The book is appropriate for both youth and adults. All will be enlightened by the realization that: You are not a victim of your circumstances. You will always have an opportunity to choose.

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  • Make Right Choices

    $22.99

    I’m always inspired when I hear of people who have every reason to fail, yet they choose to succeed. Likewise, my heart breaks when I hear of people who have every reason to succeed, yet they choose to fail. Fifty-two right ethical choices are highlighted with short stories of personal successes and failures. Each lesson is reinforced with corresponding bullet points. The scripture analysis section is unique, well researched, and easy to understand. The book is appropriate for both youth and adults. All will be enlightened by the realization that: You are not a victim of your circumstances. You will always have an opportunity to choose.

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  • Choices

    $12.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9781850787365Martin Goldsmith | Elizabeth GoldsmithBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2007Publisher: Authentic Print On Demand Product

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  • Honesty Morality And Conscience

    $16.99

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    In Honesty, Morality, and Conscience , Jerry White takes a hard look at some of life’s gray areas. Exploring the origin and depth of our conscience, our moral compass, and truthful living, he explains how God has given us everything we need to face the moral and ethical questions of today in all areas of our lives.

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  • Moral Discernment In The Christian Life

    $40.00

    James M. Gustafson has been a leading and formative figure in the field of Christian ethics over the past fifty years. His many contributions to theological ethics have helped to define and shape ethical thinking by Christians who reflect on great moral issues. Gustafson’s work must be dealt with by all students in this discipline, and his perceptive insights have given clarity and guidance to the process of moral discernment. The essays collected here are ones that have significantly impacted discussions and debates over recent decades.

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  • Jesus Parables About Making Choices

    $12.99

    Using his signature style of humorous stories and thought-provoking anecdotes, well-known author James W. Moore leads readers to engage Scripture to gain encouragement and direction for better daily living. This six-session short-term study centers on the general theme of making choices and marks Moore’s fourth title exploring the parables of Jesus. Includes a study guide.

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  • Up 2 U

    $13.99

    You Can Have the Life You Want
    You’re on the brink of life! Sure, you’ve had one for a while now, but the teen years are the prime time to define the rest of your life. But how, realistically, can you secure a regretless future in the face of so many major, life-changing decisions? Now, by asking just one simple question, you’ll make the best decision every time. And a bright future–one with no lumps in your throat, sinking sensations in your chest, or weight on your shoulders–will be yours! From dating dilemmas to career aspirations, you can confidently chart a successful course in every area of your life. But no one else will do it for you. It’s entirely up to you.

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  • All Teens Destined For Greatness

    $21.99

    Twelve true life biographies will unmask the outcomes of choices these teens made – some good, some tragic. Regardless, all were used by God to change a generation of teenagers for the better.

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  • All Teens Destined For Greatness

    $12.99

    Twelve true life biographies will unmask the outcomes of choices these teens made – some good, some tragic. Regardless, all were used by God to change a generation of teenagers for the better.

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  • SpiritQuest Our War With Choices

    $14.99

    “People are reaching out in all directions in their attempt to escape from the seen world to the unseen world.” -George Gallup, U.S. News and World Report Spiritual influence has many faces. Without some understanding of the dynamics involved, the unsuspecting person may be under spiritual control without any suspicion or awareness of that control. When you know the basic direction of spiritual influence, it becomes easier to understand and avoid that which leads to harmful, hopeless, or destructive choices. Spiritual forces impact all humanity and cannot be controlled by Man. Their impact can and will be positive or negative, and they are helped or hindered by prayer and its intent. Our senses can be programmed by what we consume from different media sources. Our senses move us toward truth or error, and that movement will produce results. Do you know whose spirit is influencing your choices today?

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  • Discernment : The Art Of Choosing Well

    $14.95

    Making good decisions are among the most difficult challenges in life. In Discernment: The Art of Choosing Well, readers will find a comprehensive guide to making choices, either individually or in groups. It is based on the time-tested spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the sixteenth-century founder of the Jesuits who developed a systemic way of considering and making choices.

    The author, a renowned teacher of Ignatian spirituality, leads readers on a journey of self-reflection, focusing on the process of discernment rather than on the particular problem at hand.

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  • 8 Critical Lifetime Decisions

    $12.99

    Who will my friends be? What will I do for a living? How will I handle money? How will I deal with temptation? Who will my Master be? The quality of your life can be substantially improved by making good decisions in these and other key areas. In 8 Critical Lifetime Decisions, Ralph Palmen reveals principles that will help the reader discover new confidence, direction, and drive. The truths resulting from these eight decisions can be applied starting today. Regardless of age, occupation, previous setbacks, or unfulfilled dreams – change is possible starting with the next decision. Learning to make wise decisions helps make the rest of life’s choices easier, toppling impulsiveness and creating the freedom to be all that God intended.

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  • 7 Secrets Of A Healthy Dating Relationship

    $12.99

    1. Guess What-Its No Secret!
    2. Being A Wise Guy
    3. The Hot-water Test
    4. A Fool For Love
    5. Party Animals
    6. Making Music
    7. The Attitude Of Gratitude
    8. No, Please-You First
    Conclusion: Finding True Love
    102 Pages

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    Choosing whom to date -and ultimately finding true love – is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It can be done by impulse, driven by misinformation from others. Or it can be done through a thoughtful process, guided by proven principles. This book will help you do just that. It identifies some of the most important Biblical principles for building loving relationships with members of the opposite sex.

    7 Secrets To Healthy Dating Relationships is for anyone interested in building close relationships. Whether you’re looking for someone to date, already in a relationship, or even considering marriage, 7 Secrets reveals seven powerful ways for both becoming and finding people with whom you can build healthy relationships.

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  • 7 Best Things Smart Teens Do

    $17.95

    In The Seven Worst Things Good Parents Do, therapists John and Linda Friel gave parents an easy-to-understand guide to overcome the seven worst mistakes even good parents make while raising children. Now they’ve written a book for teens based on the same formula: it includes the seven worst things even smart-and outwardly successful-teens do, and shows teens how they can change these behaviors and assure their success in life as they grow towards adulthood.

    This book was written expressly for teenagers as a unique roadmap into adulthood. It was designed to stimulate the brain as well as the heart because teenagers who listen to both can eventually negotiate adolescence successfully. It will appeal to teenagers who like to think, wonder, question and challenge, as well as to teenagers who feel that they haven’t quite figured out this “life” thing.

    The Friels show teens the seven things they need to do in order to overcome common roadblocks they face or will face. These are:

    Become competent-don’t expect to have self-esteem without becoming competent
    Master your feelings-don’t let your feelings run the show
    Break the silence-don’t silently scream instead of making yourself known
    Get healthy power-don’t avoid learning about power
    Face the serious stuff-don’t hide the really important things you’re experiencing
    Find an identity-don’t avoid the struggle to find yourself
    Learn to stake out the extremes-don’t live only in the extremes.

    Written in clear, straightforward language and including many interesting and colorful story interludes, this book is an easy-to-use, powerful tool for all teens.

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  • When Your Friend Gets Cancer

    $15.99

    1. Checking Your Attitudes About Cancer And About Friendship
    2. Reaching Out Immediately And Boldly
    3. Getting Prepped On Cancer Facts
    4. Offering Your Helping Hands
    5. Sharing Your Healing Heart
    6. Helping Your Friend Make Death And Dying Decisions (If Asked)
    7. Being There For Your Friend

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    You just found out. Your friend has cancer.

    You’re shocked. “Oh, no–not her! It can’t be-she’s so vital!” And perhaps, most of all, you’re overwhelmed. “What can I ever do to help her?”

    This book will help keep you from being paralyzed by your first reactions. You can reach out to your friend now-no matter how in-adequate you feel. He or she needs all the support you can give, no matter how small your comfort may seem to you in the face of this giant crisis. Your gift is not small. You are a very significant person: you are a friend!

    With unusual warmth and humanness, Amy Harwell shares from her own experience of cancer and the power of friendship. This new book, designed to be read at one sitting, offers practical helps on how to be a true friend in need. Amy’s unquenchable enthusiasm comes through in every line, making this a vitally important and enlightening book on a topic that can’t be ignored.

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  • Do I Belong In Seminary

    $14.00

    Seminary-it’s not just for pastors anymore. In the past, the most common image of seminary study has been as preparation for ordained ministry. Today a greater variety of students are attending: full-time and part-time, laypeople who want a course in theology, business people studying ethics. Nor do seminary choices follow the same guidelines they once did-location and schedule may be as important as denominational identity. Parker provides a helpful set of questions including how to figure costs and what kind of seminary suits an individual. How would attending seminary affect your family? Who should not go? Whether considering a single course or changing an entire career path, this book will help you or someone you know make an informed decision.

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  • Basic Questions On The End Of Life Decisions

    $6.99

    1. Foundational Issues
    2. Decision-Making Issues
    3. Termination Of Life Support
    4. Suffering
    82 Pages

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    The choices that we make throughout life are products of what we value. And the value we place on human life will determine the way we treat ourselvfes and others throughout the end-of-life process. Now, more than ever, Christians need to address the crucial questions pertaining to the end of life. Some of the questions answered in this work include
    -“How do I adequately prepare for the dying process?
    -“Should I consider organ donation?”
    -“How can I cope with suffering that God doesn’t relieve”
    -“Do I hve a right to determine my medical treatment?”
    -“If I remove life support, am I responsibke for the death?”

    Advances in medical technology have blessed many with longer and healthier lives, but they have also provided us with interventions and procedures that call for serious ethical evaluation. The BioBasics Series is committed to an uncompromising respect for human life that will serve as a compass through a maze of challenging questions.

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  • Right From Wrong

    $14.99

    336 pages in 18 chapters

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    According to Josh McDowell, our children are being raised in a society that has largely rejected the concepts of truth and morality. In Right From Wrong, McDowell offers hope and provides families and the church with a sound, thorough, biblical and workable method to clearly understand and defend the truth.

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  • Scripture And Discernment

    $23.99

    This work is a revision and expansion of Luke Timothy Johnson’s earlier work, Decision Making in the Early Church: A Biblical Model. Here he expands his earlier thoughts on the biblical text and decision making in the church. Often, churches simply attempt to turn to the Scripture for support of their decisions. Johnson argues, however, that there are so many complex issues that are not directly addressed in the Scriptures that a closer look at how decisions were made in the early church is needed for a complete picture of the decision making process. Looking, then, at the early events of Acts, Johnson shows how discernment is critical to correctly interpret Scripture for church decisions. Luke Timothy Johnson is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Considering A Church Career

    $5.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780570048503Philip Bickel | Curtis DeterdingBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 1996Publisher: Concordia Publishing House Print On Demand Product

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  • Sign Posts On The Road To Success

    $7.50

    This little treasure is written in the style of Norman Vincent Peale. The book guides the reader to identify latent talents and gifts and how to bring out the best in ourselves.

    This inspiring little book will stir and challenge you. It is a collection of short talks on the secret of success… the dynamic truths contained in this little book have changed countless lives. This book should be given to every high school and college student to challenge them. Many executives of big national companies see that each salesman and company officer has a copy of this stirring little book. When you know that Christ is your Lord and Saviour, you will know that God is in you, that His ability is your ability, you will know that you can win. God will be the strength of your life.

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  • Making Choices : Practical Wisdom For Everyday Moral Decisions

    $16.99

    Part 1. Problems: The Modern Moral Crisis
    1. Our Immoral World: Are We More Barbaric Than Our Ancestors?
    2. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: How To Grow A Moral Backbone

    Part 2. Principles: The Fundamental Issue, Moral Absolutes
    3. Are There Any Moral Absolutes?: Finding Black And White In A World Of Grays
    4. The Foundation For Moral Absolutes: Can You Be Moral Without God?

    Part 3. Possibilities: Classifying Moral Options
    5. Twelve Little Boxes Morality Won’t Fit Into
    6. Ten Candidates For The Greatest Good Your Scale Of Values

    Part 4. Particulars: Three Morally Crucial Issues
    7. Making Choices About Sex
    8. The Most Critical Moral Issue Of Our Time
    9. Telling The Truth

    Part 5. Practice: Where The Moral Rubber Meets The Modern Road
    10. Simplicity
    11. “Fight For It”: The Art Of Spiritual Warfare
    12. How To Know God’s Will: The Art Of Discernment
    13. You Can’t Do It Without Power…

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    Can you live with your choices? “It’s a moral jungle out there,” writes Peter Kreeft. In “Making Choices,” he describes why we find decision-making so difficult and living with our choices even harder. With penetrating wisdom, good humor, and common sense, Peter Kreeft draws a map through the everyday jungle of moral choices, one simple enough for the believer and convincing enough for the skeptic.

    He tackles tough questions like:
    * Why do good decisions sometimes hurt?
    * How do you really know what’s wrong?
    * How can you make right choices about sex, money, power, truth-telling, marriage, child-rearing, your taxes–your life?
    * How can you distinguish between what’s gray and what’s black and white?

    “Making Choices” is a powerful aid for all who desire clarity when facing decisions, certitude when making them, and happiness when living with their consequences.

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  • Choicemaking : For Spirituality Seekers CoDependents And Adult Children

    $13.95

    “Freedom from” and “freedom to” are essential elements of recovery. Freedom from our pain and our past gives us the freedom to choose our future life path in recovery. Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse uses her own experiences to show us how to become free and how to enjoy the freedom to make choices.
    She outlines the journey toward spiritual satisfaction and wholeness–the freedom of choice–in this eloquent work. This is necessary reading for anyone who has lived with addictive relationships, whether the addiction was to a drug or another person.

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  • Balancing Lifes Demands

    $14.99

    “A helpful resource for those seeking to make biblical, responsible decisions in the midst of pressing choices and priorities. This life-changing perspective will strengthen your relationship with God, family, and others.”

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