Everybodys Normal Till You Get To Know Them
Normal? Who’s normal? Not you, that’s for sure! No one you’ve ever met, either. None of us are normal according to God’s definition, and the closer we get to each other, the plainer that becomes. Yet for all our quirks, sins, and jagged edges, we need each other. Community is more than just a word—it is one of our most fundamental requirements. So how do flawed, abnormal people such as ourselves master the forces that can drive us apart and come together in the life-changing relationships God designed us for? In Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them, teacher and best-selling author John Ortberg zooms in on the things that make community tick. You’ll get a thought-provoking look at God’s heart, at others, and at yourself. Even better, you’ll gain wisdom and tools for drawing closer to others in powerful, impactful ways. With humor, insight, and a gift for storytelling, Ortberg shows how community pays tremendous dividends in happiness, health, support, and growth. It’s where all of us weird, unwieldy people encounter God’s love in tangible ways and discover the transforming power of being loved, accepted, and valued just the way we are. In Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them, Ortberg once again reveals his gift for sharing profound insights using a lighten-up approach. With winsome humor and a fondness for well-spun stories, he pops the myth of normalcy and hands us the keys to creating and sustaining relationships. Because in all the rewards and struggles of community, we’re investing in something beyond our comprehension. You could call it heaven. You could call it home. It’s the place where all of us are headed, all of us belong, and all of us will be normal at last.
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SKU (ISBN): 9780310340485
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: May 2014
Your Comeback : Your Past Doesnt Have To Determine Your Future$16.99Add to cart
Moses Was a Murderer…
Rabab was a harlot….
Esther was a diva.
These and other Bible heroes were far from perfect. They failed, they sinned, they deceived…and yet each of them had a dramatic comeback and were used of God beyond their richest imagination. The Bible isn’t the only source of “comeback” stories. Life is full of such dramatic turnarounds. Whether it’s a sports team coming from behind to win an upset or a late blooming student who wins the scholarship, or….your life story, God delights in arranging for comebacks.
Like the Biblical and contemporary examples told in The Comeback, your future can include an amazing comeback story. Popular pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Tony Evans offers hope by pointing you to the good news that God loves to use less than perfect people. If you’re less than perfect, you qualify!
“It is definitely not too late for you. God has a purpose, a destiny, and a goal for your life. Don’t go backward on Him now. You’ve come too far. You can’t change your past regardless of how much you may want to. But your past does not have to determine your future.” Dr. Tony Evans
Stronger Together Weaker Apart$13.99Add to cart
“There will be no divisions among you.” 1 Corinthians 1:10
We know that Satan is continuously at work trying to stir up strife between believers in the body of Christ. His dominant strategy is division. And why wouldn’t it be? It works. Whatever he can divide, he will conquer.
The good news is Satan’s influence is never the last word for those who are in Christ Jesus.
You can know true unity with your fellow believers, and Pastor Tony Evans stands ready to help you. In this collection of spiritually empowering prayers and devotions, you’ll find victory for your struggles and the strength to overcome negative self-talk, envy, fear, doubt, isolation, worry, apathy, and more–through the freedom found in prayers lifted up in our Lord’s name.
Win the battle over division and let love and unity reign in your life . . . through the power and authority of Jesus Christ.
Kingdom Heroes : Building A Strong Faith That Endures$18.40Add to cart
Are you living by faith?
Daily, each of us must choose between giving in to the world’s pressure to trust in ourselves, or yielding to God’s desire for us to hand control over our lives to Him. While following God’s directions when you don’t see immediate results can be difficult, the payoff will always be tremendous.
Join Dr. Tony Evans as he looks at those who are in the Bible’s Hall of Faith–Old Testament heroes such as Abraham, Noah, and Rahab, who let God lead their lives–and how their journeys can help you understand what it means to walk in faith. In Kingdom Heroes, you will discover how you can…
*commit to giving God your very best in everyday life
*use trials as opportunities to strengthen your faith
*leave a strong spiritual foundation for the generations that follow you
Are you ready to leave the world behind and follow Him? Kingdom Heroes will motivate you to stop relying on your own strength and experience God’s unlimited power in your life.
Praying Like A Kingdom Hero$14.99Add to cart
“Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.”-Hebrews 11:1-2
Like the Bible heroes found in Hebrews 11, you’ll face hardships in life where all you can do is cry out to your Heavenly Father. For those trials, Praying Like a Kingdom Hero will help you seek God’s providence and peace with a heart of worship, wisdom, and willingness to follow His plan for your life.
In this companion to Kingdom Heroes, Dr. Tony Evans will show you how to pray like those praised by God. He’ll guide you through prayers that let you humbly approach God with your fears and desires, seeking a spirit of Christ-centered endurance that will carry you to victory.
When the winds of chaos blow turmoil into your life, God remains your perfect refuge. Praying Like a Kingdom Hero encourages you to seek God through conversation with Him, confident that He’ll enact His perfect will through life’s imperfect circumstances.