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Daily Readings from Next Level Thinking

Joel Osteen
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Joel Osteen

In Next Level Thinking, Joel Osteen wrote that we weren't created to go through life weighed down by addictions, dysfunction, guilt, or the past. God created us to be free. This companion devotional encourages readers to leave behind the negative mindsets, the scarcity mentality, and the limitations others have put on us, and shows us how to enjoy the positive life God meant for us with motivational daily readings and inspirational prayers.

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The Power of Love

Bishop Michael B. Curry
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Bishop Michael B. Curry

The text of the celebrated 2018 royal wedding sermon, plus four other sermons touching on themes of love, commitment, and social justice, by Bishop Michael CurryTwo billion people watched Bishop Michael Curry deliver his sermon on the redemptive power of love at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex) at Windsor Castle in May 2018. Here, he shares the full text of that sermon, plus an introduction describing the context, along with four of his favourite sermons on the themes of love and social justice. The world met Bishop Curry at the wedding and was moved by his riveting, hopeful, and deceptively simple message: love and acceptance are what we need in these strange times.

FaithWords

Instinct

T.D. Jakes
Authors:
T.D. Jakes
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Judas

Peter Stanford
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Peter Stanford

In this fascinating historical and cultural biography, writer and broadcaster Peter Stanford deconstructs that most vilified of Bible characters: Judas Iscariot, who famously betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Beginning with the gospel accounts, Peter explores two thousand years of cultural and theological history to investigate how the very name Judas came to be synonymous with betrayal and, ultimately, human evil. But as Peter points out, there has long been a counter-current of thought that suggests that Judas might in fact have been victim of a terrible injustice: central to Jesus' mission was his death and resurrection, and for there to have been a death, there had to be a betrayal. This thankless role fell to Judas; should we in fact be grateful to him for his role in the divine drama of salvation? 'You'll have to decide,' as Bob Dylan sang in the sixties, 'Whether Judas Iscariot had God on his side'.An essential but doomed character in the Passion narrative, and thus the entire story of Christianity, Judas and the betrayal he symbolises continue to play out in much larger cultural histories, speaking as he does to our deepest fears about friendship, betrayal and the problem of evil. Judas: the ultimate traitor, or the ultimate scapegoat? This is a compelling portrait of Christianity's most troubling and mysterious character.

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Instinct

T.D. Jakes
Authors:
T.D. Jakes

Modern life can seem like being lost in a jungle. With distractions and dangers emerging from every direction, it's easy to lose focus. Over time, we lose touch with one of our most powerful, purposeful, God-given attributes--the desire to be fruitful and multiply, what Bishop T. D. Jakes calls our "instinct for increase." Combining historical, cultural, and personal examples with biblical insights, in INSTINCT Bishop Jakes outlines how to re-discover your natural aptitudes and re-claim the wisdom of your past experiences. When attuned to divinely inspired instincts, you will become in sync with the opportunities life presents and discover a fresh abundance of resources. Knowing when to close a deal, when to take a risk, and when to listen to your heart will become possible when you're in touch with the instincts that God gave you. Bishop T.D. Jakes--iconic preacher, bestselling author, and entrepreneur--has inspired millions of people around the world. Here he writes from the peak of his personal power about how to experience the satisfaction of a life well lived. If you long to conquer the jungles of life, INSTINCT offers the personal and professional tools needed to navigate your course successfully and according to God's design.

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I Declare

Joel Osteen
Authors:
Joel Osteen

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Daily Readings From Every Day a Friday

Joel Osteen
Authors:
Joel Osteen

DAILY READINGS FROM EVERY DAY A FRIDAY is designed to help readers see every day of the week as a gift from God, and to live each day with gratitude, good humour, and faith. This 90-day devotional incorporates excerpts from the original book emphasising faith-building messages day to day; along with additional supportive and encouraging material in the form of key Bible verses, daily prayers, and daily thoughts. Divided into seven key sections, each building on the next, the format helps readers put events and circumstances in perspective to give them a mental, emotional, and spiritual lift each and every day.

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The Story For Children

Max Lucado, Randy Frazee, Karen Hill
Authors:
Max Lucado, Randy Frazee, Karen Hill

With sweeping brush strokes, God painted his creation across the emptiness. 'Let there be light,' he called into the darkness, and a sweep of brightness blazed across the blank canvas. THE STORY FOR CHILDREN isn't just another collection of Bible stories -- it's The Story -- the big picture of God's enormous love for his children! Presented by bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado with Randy Frazee and Karen Hill, these 48 pivotal stories show how God has a great, grand and glorious vision, beginning with Creation and ending with the promise that Jesus is coming again. Each story is personalized with God's message and accompanied by vibrant illustrations from accomplished artist Fausto Bianchi that help bring the Bible to life for readers young and old.

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The Story For Little Ones

Max Lucado, Randy Frazee
Authors:
Max Lucado, Randy Frazee
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Saying it Well

Charles R. Swindoll
Authors:
Charles R. Swindoll

SAYING IT WELL is a practical and readable book on becoming an effective and persuasive speaker, teacher and conversationalist. While most books on mastering the art of speaking take a very similar approach, mainly presenting philosophy, technique, and the how-to-do-it, SAYING IT WELL makes it personal and keeps it realistic.Swindoll lays out the foundational principles of communication, from preparing a speech, organizing thoughts, filtering out the superfluous and focusing on the important. He schools us in how to overcome fears, grab the listener's attention, deliver in a convincing manner ... and how and when to stop.This is a book for professional speakers and pastors as well as anyone who is called on from time to time to deliver a verbal presentation. With humorous stories and inventive, practical tips, one of America's premier communicators shows the reader how to speak with authority in every situation.

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Every Day a Friday

Joel Osteen
Authors:
Joel Osteen

The title comes from research that shows people are happiest on Fridays. Pastor Joel Osteen writes how we can generate this level of contentment and joy every day of the week.Known as a man who maintains a constant positive outlook in spite of circumstances, Osteen has described this message as a core theme of his ministry. Combining his personal experiences with scriptural insights and principles for true happiness, he shows readers how every day can hold the same promise and opportunities for pure joy that they experience at five o'clock on Friday.

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Your Best Life Begins Each Morning

Joel Osteen
Authors:
Joel Osteen

The potential to live your best life starts with each new morning, says bestselling author Joel Osteen. With every sunrise, you can choose to approach the day with an attitude of faith and expectancy. He writes, 'When you get up in the morning, the first thing you should do is set your mind in the right direction ... and then go out anticipating good things.'Now for the first time, Pastor Osteen offers a tool to accomplish that goal. Based on his book, YOUR BEST LIFE NOW, he offers prescriptions for positive living in 365 daily messages. Each message is accompanied by a relevant scripture.

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Your Best Life Now

Joel Osteen
Authors:
Joel Osteen

Pastor Joel Osteen asks everyone to examine what he or she really believes. Why is this important? Because we will become what we believe. Our beliefs will prove either a barrier or vehicle as we strive to go higher, rise above our obstacles, and to live in health, abundance, and victory.In YOUR BEST LIFE NOW Osteen says, 'I am what I am today because of what I believed about myself yesterday. And I will be tomorrow what I'm believing about myself right now. God sees us as more than conquerors, able to fulfill our destiny. We need to see ourselves through the eyes of our Creator.' He says that our self-image should mirror exactly what God says about us, not what we feel or think. And he encourages readers to be people of faith, for if you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.

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COME SUNDAY, by Isla Morley

Read the first chapter of Isla Morley's COME SUNDAY.

Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Listed by several sources as America's largest and fastest-growing congregation, Lakewood church has approximately 45,000 adult attendees every week. Millions more watch Joel's messages as they are broadcast on national and international television networks. He resides in Houston with his wife, Victoria, and their children.

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XO by Jeffery Deaver

Read the first chapter of Jeffery Deaver's newest Kathryn Dance thriller, XO.

Chapter One: The Old Long Since

RULES OF CIVILITY, by Amor Towles

Read the first chapter of Amor Towles' RULES OF CIVILITY.

Chapter One: The House of Punk Sleep

WIDE AWAKE, by Patricia Morrisroe

Read an excerpt of the first chapter of Patricia Morrisroe's brilliant memoir about insomnia, WIDE AWAKE.

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THE ROUNDABOUT MAN, by Clare Morrall

Read the first chapter of Clare Morrall's THE ROUNDABOUT MAN.

An excerpt from the Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing

CLOUD ATLAS, by David Mitchell

Read an excerpt of David Mitchell's international bestseller, CLOUD ATLAS, now also releasing as a film.