You Can Live a Deeper, More Spiritual Life Right Where You Are.An expanded edition with a new chapter on prayer and discussion questionsThe heart of Christianity is transformation—a relationship with God that impacts not just our “spiritual lives,” but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity—God’s power to bring change and growth—and reveals both the how and why of transformation.With a new chapter on prayer and added discussion questions, this expanded edition of The Life You’ve Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It’s a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journey—Jesus Christ. As with a marathon runner, the secret to winning the race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistently—training with the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. The fruit of the Spirit—joy, peace, kindness, etc.—are the signposts along the way.Paved with humor and sparkling anecdotes, The Life You’ve Always Wanted is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that’s worth living—a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy.
In the six-session small group Bible study, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, John Ortberg guides you and your group through the spiritual disciplines and teaches you how they can transform your spiritual life. What does true spiritual life really look like? And what keeps you from living it? What can you do to pursue it? If you’re tired of the status quo—if you suspect there’s more to Christianity than what you’ve experienced—John Ortberg invites you to join him on a road to transformation and spiritual vigor that anyone can take. Cultivate new intimacy and confidence in prayer. Discover the freedom of secrecy. Taste the benefits of slowing life’s frenetic pace. Learn how to be guided by the Holy Spirit … and much more. As in a marathon, the secret lies not in trying hard, but in training consistently. Proven by followers of Jesus over the centuries, the spiritual disciplines are exercises that strengthen your endurance race on the road to growth. Sessions include: It’s Morphing Time Slowing Down and Celebrating Praying and Confessing Meditating on Scripture and Seeking Guidance Practicing Servanthood, Finding Freedom Going the Distance with a Well-Ordered Heart Designed for use with The Life You’ve Always Wanted: A DVD Study 9780310810506 (sold separately).
In the six-session small group Bible study, The Life You've Always Wanted, John Ortberg guides you and your group through the spiritual disciplines and teaches you how they can transform your spiritual life. What does true spiritual life really look like? And what keeps you from living it? What can you do to pursue it? If you're tired of the status quo--if you suspect there's more to Christianity than what you've experienced--John Ortberg invites you to join him on a road to transformation and spiritual vigor that anyone can take. Cultivate new intimacy and confidence in prayer. Discover the freedom of secrecy. Taste the benefits of slowing life's frenetic pace. Learn how to be guided by the Holy Spirit ... and much more. As in a marathon, the secret lies not in trying hard, but in training consistently. Proven by followers of Jesus over the centuries, the spiritual disciplines are exercises that strengthen your endurance race on the road to growth. Sessions include: It's Morphing Time (16:30) Slowing Down and Celebrating (16:00) Praying and Confessing (16:30) Meditating on Scripture and Seeking Guidance (13:30) Practicing Servanthood, Finding Freedom (15:00) Going the Distance with a Well-Ordered Heart (17:30) This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.
Dr. Steve McSwain makes a compelling case that your highest purpose in life is to give yourself away and generously share your abundance with the world. The life you've always wanted isn't found in career choice, personal achievements, or even the amount of money you may make in a lifetime. Instead, it's found in one of the simplest, yet most challenging principles ever given. If you miss this principle, you'll miss the life you've always wanted. In an age of unprecedented wealth and record charitable giving, this book is as timely as the morning news. Identifying the 7 most common myths about giving that keep people from being generous, Dr. McSwain shares through real-life stories and practical, step-by-step guidance how to find the meaning of life. If you're looking for happiness and significance in life, this book is a "must read." - Publisher.
What do you really want to do? Advance your career? Get a different job? Increase your earnings? Or maybe your goal has nothing to do with a job. Whatever it is, you have permission to do something incredible, and Start Next Now can give you the courage, the confidence, and the next steps to start your next now. Start Next Now is a fast-paced kick in the pants with an actual plan to start achieving your goal before you even finish the book. This is more than inspirational puffery from a life coach; it’s blunt, funny, practical advice on how to get ahead, with specific action steps you can take today. Bob Pritchett quit his job at Microsoft to cofound a company that today employs over 400 people. In Start Next Now, he shares the principles that brought him success. You can do it, too. It might be hard, it might take time, and you might not even want to. But you can start finding out right now.
A Perfect travel gift for a friend, colleague or family. This is a lined notebook (lined front and back). Simple and elegant. 108 pages, (6 x 9) inches in size.
Activate the raw power of your subconscious to create the life you’ve always wanted, using six essential lessons from one of the world’s most renowned hypnotherapists in this “nourishing and healing book” (Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation). Unsatisfying careers. Volatile, unhealthy relationships. Unfulfilled dreams. Too many of us are living lives that fall short of what we truly desire. But as celebrity hypnotist Kimberly Friedmutter explains in this life-changing book, not only is it possible to design the life of your dreams, but the power to do so already lies within you, in your subconscious mind. The subconscious is the root of your true power and desire; it’s your inner child, your authentic self. It is the honest compass that will lead you to a life of happiness, so long as you are able to follow its direction. We all have the power to access it but as we grow up we’re taught to stop daydreaming and to follow society’s rules, which makes us disconnect from our subconscious, often with tragic results. In Subconscious Power, Kimberly guides you through six principles that bring your conscious mind in line with your subconscious desires. She shares practical, three-minute exercises that will help you transform your relationships, find true love, lose weight after years of struggling with the scale, overcome addictions, and achieve new career successes and heights. Featuring inspiring success stories and the practical tools you need to make meaningful change, Subconscious Power gives “you a pathway to achieve your goals and dreams in an effective and easily understandable manner. This book will improve your life in ways you never thought of” (David Zelon, producer of Soul Surfer).
This is a definitive book explaining and teaching the presence of angels in the world and their work in our personal lives today. It includes sound foundational biblical teaching as well as documented testimonies of angelic activity in today's world in ministries, churches and personal lives. Address all of the following questions: -Are angels actually helping and guiding you in your personal life? -Are angels assigned by God to help you fulfill your destiny in this life? -How does worship and praising the Lord draw angelic presence in our midst? Will include endorsements of leading theologians to validate the biblical accuracy of the book.
In recent years much scientific research has been done on meditation and its practice. Meditation science has revealed that meditation for beginners and experts, both “sit down” meditation and mindfulness meditation, has amazing benefits for body, mind and spirit. Do you: · Have a stressful life? · Feel like you are on a never-ending treadmill? · Have physical, emotional, mental issues you would like to address? · Wonder what inner peace about your circumstances would feel like? Do you want to: · Feel better? · Improve your sense of wellbeing? · Learn how to do personal healing work to address concerns and challengers you have? · Feel more in control of your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health? This free meditation book can help. It examines, in broad terms, the scientific findings, the types of meditation you can employ, why meditation works the way it does, and how it can be used for: · Lessening Stress, Increasing a Sense of Well-Being (Chapter 3) · Creativity and Problem Solving (Chapter 5) · Attracting Good People, Things, and Circumstances (Chapter6) Scientific findings have confirmed what Master Teachers and mystics have known for centuries—that meditation can be help individuals and communities in so many ways related to mental, emotional and physical health, inner peace, wellness, aliveness, and personal growth and evolution. In addition to examining the research and the findings, the author Blair Abee offers his on perspective on why meditation works to create very positive outcomes. Blair has spent more than 45 years studying yoga, meditation, and other spiritual traditions, and offers his insights and personal discoveries. This the first of a meditation trilogy that Blair is writing on the subject of meditation that are, or soon will be, available. And check out his website and weekly blog at: HiCMeditation.com
When Jim Donovan's successful career in video and broadcast television led to a personal meltdown, he went through rehab, pulled himself up from the bottom, and started his life over. He then began giving seminars on "how to change your life" based on the simple, yet effective, ideas that had worked for him in recovery. From these seminars evolved the stories and advice in this book. Don't make big changes, Donovan suggests; just start slowly and move bit-by-bit toward your goal. In addition to goal setting and goal keeping, Donovan discusses writing personal affirmations that work, cultivating gratitude, disciplining the mind, and helping others to achieve their dreams.
From America's favorite marriage expert and author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, The 5 Love Languages® Respected marriage counselor Gary Chapman looks at the key issues that will help you build the marriage you've always wanted, answering such real-life questions as . . . Why won't they change? Why do we always fight about tasks and responsibilities? Why should we have to work at sex? In the warm, practical style that has endeared him to audiences worldwide, Dr. Chapman delivers advice on all the "big issues," like: Money Communication Decision making In-laws and much more Each chapter includes a "Your Turn" opportunity for reflection and interaction between spouses. Discover the "joy potential" in your marriage and your "ministry potential" for God!
From the New York Times bestselling author and international speaker comes this interactive, practical resource designed to help couples grow closer to each other, and closer to God. Couples will discuss and reflect on such areas as money, anger, forgiveness, and spirituality, all in an easy-to-use workbook format. Learn how to share yourself fully with your spouse and express love in a meaningful way. Formerly titled A Couple's Guide to a Growing Marriage. Ideal for personal and group study, and includes an updated resource list at the end of the book.
Can you actually create the life you've always wanted? Heck yeah! From the bestselling author of So You Thought You Knew comes a refreshingly entertaining and inspiring journey that dips the reader's feet into the waters of science, philosophy and faith, reconciling these seemingly different worlds into something personal yet universal all at once. Filled with hilarious stories and life-changing insights, The Secret to Awesomeness is your guide to bending reality. LEARN HOW TO: - Love yourself
Everything you always wanted to know about oil painting...but were afraid to ask. Or maybe you weren’t afraid—maybe you just didn’t know what to ask or where to start. In The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted, author Kathleen Staiger presents crystal clear, step-by-step lessons that build to reinforce learning. Brush control, creating the illusion of three dimensions, foolproof color mixing, still-life painting, landscapes, and portraits—every topic is covered in clear text, diagrams, illustrations, exercises, and demonstrations. Staiger has taught oil painting for more than thirty-five years; many of her students are now exhibiting and selling their paintings. Everyone from beginning hobby painters, to art students, to BFA graduates has questions about oil painting. Here at last are the answers!
Many feel bombarded by images and experiences of broken families. This is not how God intended families to be! So often we examine the traits of unhealthy families, but Gary Chapman paints a biblical portrait of what a loving, stable family looks like. This book is not just to be read, but experienced. Chapman details five timeless characteristics that create a healthy family environment: A heart for service Husbands and wives who relate intimately Parents who guide their children Children who obey and honor parents Husbands who love and lead In Dr. Chapman's own words, "What happens to your family does make a difference not only to you and your children, but to the thousands of young observers who are in search of a functional family."
Whether you're self-employed, a middler manager, or a Fortune 500 executive, its easy to get get stuck in a humdrum life and only fantasize about what could have been. Motivational speaker Steve Chandler helps you transform what could have been into what will be. You'll learn numerous techniques for breaking down negative barriers and letting go of pessimistic thoughts that prevent you from fulfilling, or even allowing yourself to conceive of, your goals and dreams. Drawing on many years of work in the field since the original publication of the book, Chandler has added numerous new stories, quotes, insights, and recommendations on how to reinvent yourself from the fictional, limited personality of old to a fresh level of creative action.
Everyone wants a home that is beautiful and clutter free. But most of us are unsure how to get there without breaking the bank. Popular interior designer Shannon Acheson takes the guesswork out of creating a lovely home. Home Made Lovely is a mind-set: decorating should be about those who live there, rather than making your home into a magazine-worthy spread. Shannon walks you through how to · decorate in a way that suits your family's real life · declutter in seven simple steps · perform a house blessing to dedicate your home to God · be thankful for your current home and what you already have · brush up on hospitality with more than 20 actionable ideas that will make anyone feel welcome and loved in your home In Home Made Lovely, Shannon meets you right where you are on your home-decorating journey, helping you share the peace of Christ with family members and guests.
Identifying the things you long for can reveal deep truths about yourself. The Five Longings can show you how to work with these desires to live in a happier, more satisfying way. If you’ve ever had a vague sense that something’s missing from your life, congratulations: That longing for something better is a sign of being fully human, fully alive. But what’s even more wonderful, according to Dave Richo, is that when you identify and carefully examine the things you long for—like love, meaning, freedom, happiness, and growth—you not only discover deep truths about yourself, but you also find that the things you long for were never really “missing” at all. He provides enlightening advice and practices for accessing just this kind of profound self-discovery , illustrated by a wealth of examples from depth psychology, religion, and literature. Our longings in fact point to the presence of something transcendent in us, he shows. In seeking something better, we are seeking that which we already are.