Men and Women
IDENTIFY THE EXPECTATIONS AND LABELS THAT CRAMP YOUR SOUL.
Contemporary Christianity seems to be suffering from an epidemic of sameness. Uniformity. Monotony. Those trapped inside are often afraid to step beyond established norms and innovatively express themselves, or they simply don t know how. And those on the outside of Christianity often see very little that attracts them. Yet God, out of the abundance of his own artistic force, made each one of us unique. Peculiar. Irreplaceable. So why so much pressure to conform?
Bandersnatch* explores this intersection of disillusionment and welcomes readers to a liberating journey, an odyssey of the soul. This process is an opportunity for fellow Christians who are feeling weary or stifled by established norms to find God in unconventional ways, as well as an invitation for people on the outside to reimagine what following the mystery of Christ could be like.
It is organized around four terms viewed through the life of Jesus: Avant-Garde, Alchemy, Anthropology, and Art. Each expression reveals a diverse facet of God s unorthodox creativity planted within us, provides a fresh look at the divine nature, and offers a reframed collection of definitions by which to live.
Erika Morrison gives us permission to break free from the expectations and labels that cramp our souls. Then, through the lens of singularity, she encourages her readers to cultivate artful, holistic, contributing lives that matter to both heaven and earth.
*A BANDERSNATCH, WHILE MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE WILD, FEROCIOUS, AND MYTHICAL CREATURE OF LEWIS CARROLL S CREATION, IS ALSO A PERSON WITH UNCONVENTIONAL HABITS AND ATTITUDES."
The problem of infertility has reached epidemic levels in our society.It is projected that 40 percent of women currently25 and younger will have difficulty conceiving a child or reaching a live birth.
Amanda Hope Haley had married David, the man of her dreams, and earned a master s degree from Harvard. She and David purchased their first home and settled down to start a family. All her hopes and dreams were coming true according to plan until the family didn t happen. After spending seven years begging God for a child, Amanda discovered that God gives only one hope: Jesus. Amanda having a baby wasn t to be her happy ending. Finding wholeness by hoping only in God was her happy ending!
Using Amanda s personal stories, and the stories of other women who have struggled to have children, Barren Among the Fruitfulsurrounds those women struggling with infertility or miscarriage with a sense of community while providing honest facts. It leads women from confusion to understanding. Each chapter is titled with a well-meaning, but sometimes thoughtless comment Amanda was offered during her seven-year struggle with infertility.
Personal stories from women who have struggled with infertility or miscarriage An honest look at the problem of infertility Questions for individual thought or group discussion
Does it mean never doubting or questioning God? Having your act together at all times? Is it being a legendary "prayer warrior" or knowing the right Bible verse for any situation?
In this inspiring Bible study, bestselling Bible teacher Cynthia Heald offers a much more realistic perspective for today's Christian woman. You'll see yourself in Cynthia's personal struggles to walk in faith and trust, and you will learn and grow from her special insights from God's Word.
"My study of this topic has changed me, renewed me, and encouraged me to keep growing in my faith and to keep walking by faith," Cynthia states. In these pages, she shares the results of her study with the sincere prayer that you, too, will be changed, renewed, and encouraged in your walk with God.
So often we think of prayer as something we do to break through to God--to get His attention and to get Him to listen to us. But intimacy with God is His idea. He has taken the initiative, and prayer is His gift to us. It is an opportunity for us to respond to His invitation to intimacy by calling, crying, and singing to Him. Prayer is our response to the One who has called out to us and desires to be in a relationship with us.
In Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Cynthia Heald will encourage you to respond to God's invitation to deeper intimacy with Him.