Does the Bible feel confusing and complicated to you? Perhaps some of it feels familiar, but overall, does it feel impossible to navigate? Maybe you recognize the stories, but you just don’t know how they all fit together. Yet they do fit together. In her unique and remarkably readable way, Angie Smith—bestselling author of What Women Fear, Mended, I Will Carry You, and Seamless—helps you tie together all the loose, disconnected threads you find in the Bible, weaving them into a beautifully crafted storyline. After reading Woven, when it comes to reading Scripture, you’ll go: From confused to confident From lost to knowledgeable From separate stories to the One they are all about Because once you see the big picture, you’ll see it on every page. Every time.

Author Angie Smith
Isbn 1087722268
Genre Religion
Year 2021-03-16
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

Discover the Secret to a Full Life We live in a world of scarcity. We say, “I don’t have enough time… maybe when we have more money… if only I had a little more help…” But Scripture says if we have Jesus, we have enough. In this 6-week study of Colossians, Asheritah Ciuciu leads readers to discover the life-altering importance of Jesus’ sufficiency and sovereignty. And you don’t need hours a day to enjoy this Bible Study. Each day’s study contains two paths: Snack on the Go: a bite-size morsel of truth to chew on throughout your busy day FEAST: a dig-deep guide to maximizing the “meat” you’re getting out of your Bible study PLUS! a supplemental "Serving and Leading" section that includes service challenges for making theory a reality You can enjoy this study in whatever way works best for you. Discover the joy and freedom that abounds when we know deep in our hearts that Jesus truly is enough.

Author Asheritah Ciuciu
Isbn 0802496474
Genre Religion
Year 2018-06-05
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

Master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr. shares the story of the Bible from beginning to end as you've never read it before, retold with exciting detail and passionate energy. “. . . a feat of imagination and faith.” —Philip Yancey, award-winning author The Book of God reads like a novel, dramatizing the sweep of biblical events, bringing to life the men and women of this ancient book in vivid detail and dialogue. From Abraham wandering in the desert to Jesus teaching the multitudes on a Judean hillside, this award-winning bestseller follows the biblical story in chronological order. Priests and kings, apostles and prophets, common folk and charismatic leaders—individual stories offer glimpses into an unfolding revelation that reaches across the centuries to touch us today.

Author Walter Wangerin Jr.
Isbn 0310871557
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-08-03
Pages 640
Language English
File format PDF

From bestselling author Angie Smith comes her second children’s book, For Such a Time as This, a Bible storybook for girls that features 40 biblical retellings from prominent women in both the Old and New Testament. Illustrated once more by Breezy Brookshire, For Such A Time As This is the pair’s second children’s book together following the success of Audrey Bunny. For Such a Time as This illuminates the stories from the perspective of prominent women of the Bible, including Eve, Sarah & Hagar, Esther, Mary Magdalene, Gomer, and more with vivid and historical accuracy. Girls aged 6 to 10 will enjoy learning about God through the recounts of the Bible’s heroines and stunning illustrations. Summaries at the end of each story highlight the attribute of God to be learned and offer thoughtful reflections for both parent and child to takeaway.

Author Angie Smith
Isbn 1433680424
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

In 2008, Angie Smith and her husband Todd (lead singer of the group Selah) learned through ultrasound that their fourth daughter had conditions making her “incompatible with life.” Advised to terminate the pregnancy, the Smiths chose instead to carry this child and allow room for a miracle. That miracle came the day they met Audrey Caroline and got the chance to love her for the precious two-and-a-half hours she lived on earth. Upon receiving the original diagnosis, Angie started a blog (Bring the Rain) to keep family and friends informed of their journey. Soon, the site exploded in popularity, connecting with thousands who were either experiencing their own heartbreaking situations or simply curious about how God could carry someone through something so tragic. I Will Carry You tells the powerful story of a parent losing her child, interwoven with the biblical story of Lazarus to help those who mourn to still have hope—to find grace and peace in the sacred dance of grief and joy. Endorsement "This is a beautiful and tender book that would touch any woman's heart, no matter her age or realm of experience. It is about a relationship so intimate with God that it carves a safe place for crises of faith, for faith proved genuine and for divine callings willed, sealed and fulfilled. Yes, this is one mother's moving story. This one mother also happens to be a true writer. We will hear more from her. Angie, I am so proud of you. May Christ continue to tip the ink jar toward your gifted quill." - Beth Moore Best-selling author and speaker

Author Angie Smith
Isbn 1433670852
Genre Religion
Year 2010-05-01
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

A woman's faith in God is challenged by the first question Satan asks Eve in the Bible: "Did God really say you can’t eat from any tree in the garden?" That seed of doubt and the story it begins to unfold breed a concept of fear still haunting each of us on some level every day-the idea that our actions could ruin something beautiful, and God might not have control of things. In What Women Fear, acclaimed writer and speaker Angie Smith admits, "fear is a major part of my testimony" and talks openly about her treatment for anxiety as a child. Giving a voice to the problem, she says, "I truly believe every single one of us struggles with some type of fear, whether it's fear of flying or fear of being 'found out.' Maybe you don’t worry about dying, but you get sick thinking about the fact that you might fail." Rather than suggesting that those who truly love the Lord would never fear, Angie blends her own experiences with those of men and women from throughout Scripture to help us start dealing more effectively with these true, human emotions. Whether it’s a constant "What if?," a nagging fear of abandonment or betrayal, fear of your own or someone else’s death, fear of trusting God's plan, or even the fear that God's existence is a lie, Angie will walk you through stories of others who have simultaneously loved God and struggled with fear. Join Angie and discover how to let Jesus redeem this struggle as only He can, that He will be glorified, and you will be transformed! Endorsements Angie Smith has the rare gift to write a non-fiction page-turner as good as any fiction book I've read. As her words tumbled out in raw honesty, fresh hope spread before me. Her teachings on fear are comforting, practical, and gut honest. I can't wait for you to read this life-changing book. What Women Fear is one of my favorites this year. Honestly, I think it will stay next to my bed for a very long time. Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best-selling author of Made to Crave You don't have to be around Angie Smith very long to fall in love with her. She is funny and transparent with a passionate love for Christ. In What Women Fear Angie holds up a mirror so that we can see ourselves from every angle, the thoughts we display on the front shelves of our lives and those we hide. The greatest gift tucked into this book is the overwhelming picture of the mercy of our God who understands our fears and invites us to stand beside Him in the rain and let His love wash us clean. Sheila Walsh, author of The Shelter of God's Promises Whatever high wire you’re walking right now, there really is nobody you want at the other end of the line like Angie Smith. And this rare gem of a book is like a steadying, sure hand taking you right into His presence in ways you never imagined. Vivid, profoundly biblical, yet girlfriend real with just-the-medicine-you-need-funny, every page is reviving hope for every woman. Simply, Angie Smith is a Bible teacher for such a time as this. Ann Voskamp, New York Times best-selling author of One Thousand Gifts

Author Angie Smith
Isbn 1433673916
Genre Religion
Year 2011-08-31
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Maybe you’ve never asked the question out loud, but you’ve wondered. You do the things that look good on paper: read your Bible, pray, attend study groups and go to church on Sundays. But you aren’t convinced you really know Him. Angie Smith understands, because she had run circles around the same paths searching for Him, frustrated at her lack of progress. And she probably would have continued to do so had it not been for one realization that changed everything. She wasn’t following God; she was trying to catch up with Him. And without realizing it, you may be as well. It’s a distinction that affects every aspect of our lives with Christ, and it begins with learning where we’ve relied more on man’s explanation of God than God Himself. So many requirements, so many rules, and so much guilt where there is supposed to be freedom. It’s the reason you wonder if you’ve measured up, and the nagging voice that tells you you’re a failure as a Christian. Three simple words changed everything for Angie, and she believes they can do the same for you. Stop chasing God.

Author Angie Smith
Isbn 1433682281
Genre Religion
Year 2014-01-01
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

Kind, encouraging, and humorous, Karen Ehman helps us learn the essential practice of using our words more effectively--alleviating heartache and regret, reducing relational tension and conflict, lessening our stress levels, and growing our relationship with God. From Bible times to modern times women have struggled with their words. What to say and how to say it. What not to say. When it is best to remain silent. And what to do when you've said something you wish you could now take back. In this book a woman whose mouth has gotten her into loads of trouble shares the hows (and how-not-tos) of dealing with the tongue. Beyond just a "how not to gossip" book, this book explores what the Bible says about the many ways we are to use our words and the times when we are to remain silent. Karen will cover using our speech to interact with friends, co-workers, family, and strangers as well as in the many places we use our words in private, in public, online, and in prayer. Even the words we say silently to ourselves. She will address unsolicited opinion-slinging, speaking the truth in love, not saying words just to people-please, and dealing with our verbal anger. Christian women struggle with their mouths. Even though we know that Scripture has much to say about how we are--and are not--to use our words, this is still an immense issue, causing heartache and strain not only in family relationships, but also in friendships, work, and church settings. Also available: Keep It Shut small group video study and study guide.

Author Karen Ehman
Isbn 0310339650
Genre Religion
Year 2015-01-06
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

As a Christian parent, you want your children to know and understand God’s Word. You want your family devotional time to be relevant and vibrant—an opportunity to explore and understand what God desires for your lives. The Family Bible Devotional cultivates conversations through 52 Bible readings, paired with engaging discussion questions and background information. Open this book, read the Scripture passages, and ask the questions to get your family exploring together what the Bible says.

Author Sarah M. Wells
Isbn 1627077782
Genre Religion
Year 2018-07-17
Pages 208
Language English
File format PDF

God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has had experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we explode, or we react somewhere in between. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa will show you how. Filled with gut-honest personal examples and biblical teaching, Unglued will equip you to: Know with confidence how to resolve conflict in your important relationships. Find peace in your most difficult relationships as you learn to be honest but kind when offended. Identify what type of reactor you are and how to significantly improve your communication. Respond with no regrets by managing your tendencies to stuff, explode, or react somewhere in between. Gain a deep sense of calm by responding to situations out of your control without acting out of control.

Author Lysa TerKeurst
Isbn 031033280X
Genre Religion
Year 2012-08-07
Pages 208
Language English
File format PDF

Redeemer. Healer. Provider. How will you encounter God today? Throughout Scripture, God reveals His complex character by identifying Himself by different names—names that shed light on who He is and how we should relate to Him. In this engaging book, the popular Girlfriends in God devotional team introduces you to forty of those names, each of which invites you to glory in a different aspect of our amazing God. In each day’s reading you’ll encounter personal, inspiring stories and biblical truths that lead you to a deeper understanding of who God is and what He does on your behalf. You’ll be fed with Scripture that you can apply to your unique circumstances. And most important, as you come to know Him by name, you’ll draw closer to God and learn to trust Him more fully. Perfect for personal study and for discussing with girlfriends, prayer partners, or small groups, this eight-week daily devotional features: • a weekly guide to deeper study, reflection, and prayer • creative ideas to help you apply new insights • journaling pages • a pronunciation guide for God’s Hebrew and Greek names Begin today with Knowing God by Name—and grow closer to the One who knows you by name. “Knowing God by Name opens our eyes to the many facets of God’s love and mercy, letting us see Him more clearly and know Him more deeply.” —Liz Curtis Higgs, author of The Girl’s Still Got It

Author Sharon Jaynes,Gwen Smith,Mary Southerland
Isbn 1601424701
Genre Religion
Year 2013-08-06
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

If you are looking for God, or if you are a believer who feels something is missing, Joyce Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, wants to show you how to achieve the profound joy that comes from a truly intimate relationship with God. Using Scripture and powerful real-life examples, Joyce reveals practical ways that you can increase your level of intimacy with God. She does this by offering a clear picture of four levels of spiritual commitment. At each level-from acknowledging God's presence to letting His love completely transform your life-Joyce shows you how to move, step by step, closer to God and receive His blessings. What relationship are you ready for? How far can you go in seeking God? What amazing accomplishments can you complete with God's help? In KNOWING GOD INTIMATELY, Joyce Meyer gives you the keys to finding your unique relationship with God. He is waiting for you; the choices are yours. Will you open the door?

Author Joyce Meyer
Isbn 1455589764
Genre Religion
Year 2015-01-06
Pages 384
Language English
File format PDF

This year, learn to see Scripture in a whole new way as you embark on a deeper understanding of its history—and your faith’s deep roots in the land, events, people, and faith of Israel. The One Year Holy Land Moments Devotional contains 52 weeks of reflections from both a Jewish rabbi and a Christian theologian, demonstrating the timeless and universal themes in both the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and New Testament. Each day offers a fascinating glimpse into the Jewish faith, history, and perspective, while exploring the Christian interpretation of beloved biblical verses, places, people, and events. Spend a reflective moment each day contemplating the history of God’s work in the world, celebrating his word and love for you.

Author Yechiel Eckstein,Tremper Longman III
Isbn 1414388535
Genre Religion
Year 2013-08-16
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF