Daring to Hope

Author: Katie Davis Majors

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0735290601

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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New York Times bestseller How do you hold on to hope when you don’t get the ending you asked for? When Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda, accidentally founded a booming organization, and later became the mother of thirteen girls through the miracle of adoption, she determined to weave her life together with the people she desired to serve. But joy often gave way to sorrow as she invested her heart fully in walking alongside people in the grip of poverty, addiction, desperation, and disease. After unexpected tragedy shook her family, for the first time Katie began to wonder, Is God really good? Does He really love us? When she turned to Him with her questions, God spoke truth to her heart and drew her even deeper into relationship with Him. Daring to Hope is an invitation to cling to the God of the impossible—the God who whispers His love to us in the quiet, in the mundane, when our prayers are not answered the way we want or the miracle doesn’t come. It’s about a mother discovering the extraordinary strength it takes to be ordinary. It’s about choosing faith no matter the circumstance and about encountering God’s goodness in the least expected places. Though your heartaches and dreams may take a different shape, you will find your own questions echoed in these pages. You’ll be reminded of the gifts of joy in the midst of sorrow. And you’ll hear God’s whisper: Hold on to hope. I will meet you here.

A Charitable Orthopathy

Author: John W. Morehead,Brandon C. Benziger

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532654154

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Evangelicals and other conservative Christians of the twenty-first century face enormous challenges in the pluralistic public square, not least with Muslims and atheists. Contrary to biblical injunctions to "keep in step with the Spirit" (Gal 5:25b) and to love our neighbors as ourselves (e.g., Matt 22:37-40; Luke 10:25-37)--both of which involve not only behavioral but also important affective elements--we often harbor deep-seated antipathies toward atheists and adherents of other religions. While such feelings are at times justified and help us cope with conflict-related tragedies, they are also often baseless, misconstrued, and counterproductive, priming us to avoid religious others, support discriminatory policies against them, and even confront them in verbal or physical ways. The purpose of this volume is to offer an academically informed yet practically oriented collection of essays that challenges and encourages Christians to engage their religious neighbors in a much more loving, compassionate, hopeful, and courageous--indeed, orthopathic--manner, whether in the realm of politics, in debate and conference venues, on the mission field, or in their own homes, schools, churches, and neighborhoods. As such, a set of reflection and discussion questions is included to facilitate individual and/or group study.

The Hill We Climb - Den Hügel hinauf: Zweisprachige Ausgabe

Author: Amanda Gorman

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455011772

Category: Poetry

Page: 21

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Mit einem Vorwort von Oprah Winfrey Mit dem Gedicht »The Hill We Climb – Den Hügel hinauf«, das Amanda Gorman am 20. Januar 2021 bei der Inauguration des 46. Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Joe Biden, vortrug, schenkte eine junge Lyrikerin den Menschen auf der ganzen Welt eine einzigartige Botschaft der Hoffnung und Zuversicht. Am 20. Januar 2021 wurde die erst zweiundzwanzigjährige Amanda Gorman zur sechsten und jüngsten Dichterin, die bei der Vereidigung eines US-amerikanischen Präsidenten ein Gedicht vortrug. »The Hill We Climb – Den Hügel hinauf« ist jetzt in der autorisierten zweisprachigen Fassung als kommentierte Sonderausgabe erhältlich.

Your Perspective or God’s Perspective?

Author: Desreen Clarke-Miller

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 166427796X

Category: Poetry

Page: 107

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Do you recognize that your ‘overwhelming’ problems are miniscule when you view them from God’s perspective? The author knows that her perspective means sleepless nights due to worry and anxiety, but God’s perspective means that she can rest knowing that He can turn any and every situation around for good. These insightful poems address common and often challenging life experiences that you may be able to identify with. Here is your reminder that God can come through for you regardless of your demographic. You can trust Him. This book consists of fifty heartfelt poems, each with an appropriate scripture verse: experiential and uncomplicated, yet profound. Read, re-read, recite, meditate, enjoy, and share. Be encouraged to embrace God’s truth and choose His perspective – the one where the impossible becomes possible.

Dare to Begin Again

Author: Rosalinda Rivera

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 1641230975

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Is your life where you want it to be? We all have struggles and challenges in life. Whether they are of our own making or not, things don’t always work out. Sometimes, we just give up on our dreams and goals. But it doesn’t have to be that way! God is a God of new beginnings, and throughout the entire Bible, we read about people who were stuck, disappointed, and faced impossible situations—people God freed. Rosalinda Torres Rivera challenges us to Dare to Begin Again. Using stories from her own life, other people, and biblical times, Rosalinda offers inspirational, down-to-earth advice on beginning again. Each chapter tackles a different issue where you may be “stuck”—such as an inability to forgive, trust, or hope—and examples of people who overcame similar challenges. Practical tasks at the end of each chapter walk you through a DARE challenge (Decide, Allow, Rise, Enjoy) to help you move closer to a fresh start. Rosalinda is the daughter of Victor Torres, an ex-gang member from Brooklyn, New York, and his wife, Carmen, founders of the New Life For Youth ministry. She has seen more than twenty thousand people get out of tough situations and turn their lives around. “They’re people whose tales of transformation prove God is still at work,” she says. “He’s written and re-written their life’s chapters—and He’s willing to do the same for you.” It takes a commitment, but with the help of God, inspiring, true stories, and practical applications, you can Dare to Begin Again.

Through Hope's Eyes

Author: Mary V. Young

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304578380

Category: Religion

Page: 133

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Before there was a snowman, a reindeer, or a man in a red suit, there was a baby in a manger. Christmas is a joyous season, but the joy came after centuries of divine silence and human oppression. Dark times seemed hopeless, but people still chose to believe that Yahweh was who He said He was, and would fulfill His promise to send a Deliverer. As she did with Through Love's Eyes, Mary Young gives you a fresh look at a familiar story by taking you inside the hearts and thoughts of the participants as they wait for God's promised miracles. Their hope shines through the pages of this book, bringing inspiration and encouragement to all who read it.

Everlasting Light

Author: Lily K. Lewis

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1664263225

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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Lily K. Lewis has learned that life is hard, but also full of so much wonder. While joy and sorrow, hope and hopelessness, and love and fear can all occur simultaneously, she believes these emotions cannot be viewed in black and white. Instead, she trusts that our true selves are revealed within beautiful sunset hues and the magical shimmer of the stars. In a collection of inspirational essays full of reflection, prayer, and scripture, Lily offers guidance on how to find the light in any dark situation by trusting in God and knowing He will provide. While sharing a moving glimpse into her personal journey, Lily invites others to join her as she strengthens her relationship with God, finds hope amid heartache, and embraces her true self and divine purpose to be a light in the world. Everlasting Light reflects on a young woman’s spiritual journey as she develops a love for others and a passion for the world God created.

Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

Author: Charlise Lyles

Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers

ISBN: 1938441222

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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A memoir of race and education, this is the story of a girl who grew up and out of the Cleveland projects in the 1960s and '70s. While growing up in Cleveland, young Charlise Lyles experienced turbulent events including race riots and a neighborhood murder. Yet she was inspired to appreciate literature at a young age, and she spent her days reading—and also often searching for the estranged father who taught her that love of learning. Despite starting in the “slow class” at an aging school on Cleveland's east side, Lyles had a thirst for knowledge and drive for success that would open a door to new opportunities. Granted a scholarship to a prestigious prep school in a wealthy suburb, the vibrant teenager finds herself presented with a bewildering set of new challenges—and a new direction in life.