Books We Love

BOUNDARIES: WHEN TO SAY YES, WHEN TO SAY NO, TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE

CLOUD, HENRY | TOWNSEND, JOHN | ZONDERVAN © 1992

In order to call themselves good Christians, many people have drawn overly flexible boundaries (unwilling to say no, always accommodating others' needs) or overly rigid boundaries (to the point of being righteous and judgmental). Psychologists and inspirational speakers Cloud and Townsend show readers how to set reasonable boundaries in order to follow the true path of Christianity. This book has become immensely popular, most likely because it makes personal boundaries easier to define and is filled with spiritual purpose.

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BREAKING FREE: UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL ADDICTION & THE HEALING POWER OF JESUS

WILLINGHAM, RUSSELL | IVP BOOKS © 1999

Our world is awash in sex. We are bombarded with it everywhere we turn--TV, newspapers and magazines, music, movies and the Internet. When this ever-present temptation mixes with human weaknesses and unmet needs, many get pulled into addiction to sexually sinful behavior. They may detest their own habits, but they can't seem to break free. Is there any hope? Russell Willingham speaks from his own experience and that of the many he has counseled. His answer? "Yes! There is hope. Jesus offers forgiveness and healing." True stories show how the principles in this book can be put into action.

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DEFINING THE RELATIONSHIP: A RELATIONSHIP COURSE FOR THOSE CONSIDERING MARRIAGE

SILK, DANNY | LOVING ON PURPOSE © 2011

Many Christian couples come to a point where they must "Define their Relationship." This awkward but pivotal conversation either pushes them apart or allows their relationship to develop into something greater. This course will help couples examine the exciting yet unknown path they will travel together and help them carefully consider the strength of their relationship.

This manual is designed to use in conjunction with a 9-session dvd series available at www.lovingonpurpose.com

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HOOKED: NEW SCIENCE ON HOW CASUAL SEX IS AFFECTING OUR CHILDREN

MD MCILHANEY JR., JOE S. | MD MCKISSIC BUSH, FREDA | NORTHFIELD PUBLISHING © 2008

Society tells us that sex is an act of self-expression, a personal choice for physical pleasure that can be summed up in the ubiquitous phrase "hooking up". Millions of American teenagers and young adults are finding that the psychological baggage of such behavior is having a real and lasting impact on their lives. They are discovering that "hooking up" is the easy part, but "unhooking" from the bonds of a sexual relationship can have serious consequences.

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THE INVISIBLE BOND: HOW TO BREAK FREE FROM YOUR SEXUAL PAST

WILSON, BARBARA | MULTNOMAH BOOKS © 2006

Sex is like glue. Super human glue. Inside marriage, God designed it to be a bond that is powerful and unifying. Outside of marriage, the bonds of sex can be devastating. Long after the lover is gone, the bond we’ve created stays with us, negatively impacting our lives and future relationships. Now, through an impressive combination of Scripture and scientific research, Barbara Wilson shows how God designed us to be uniquely bonded through sex. But even more so, she concentrates on the tangible hope that is yours.

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KEEP YOUR LOVE ON: CONNECTION, COMMUNICATION & BOUNDARIES

SILK, DANNY | RED ARROW MEDIA © 2013

Keep Your Love On reveals the higher, Jesus-focused standard defined by mature love—love that stays ‘on’ no matter what. Danny Silk’s practical examples and poignant stories will leave you with the power to draw healthy boundaries, communicate in love, and ultimately protect your connections so you can love against all odds. As a result, your relationships will be radically transformed for eternity. When you learn to keep your love on, you become like Jesus.

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LOVE & RESPECT: THE LOVE SHE MOST DESIRES; THE RESPECT HE DESPERATELY NEEDS

EGGERICHS, EMERSON | THOMAS NELSON © 2004

Discover the Single Greatest Secret to a Successful Marriage
Psychological studies affirm it, and the Bible has been saying it for ages. Cracking the communication code between husband and wife involves understanding one thing: that unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is for her. It's the secret to marriage that every couple seeks, and yet few couples ever find.

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LOVING YOUR KIDS ON PURPOSE: MAKING A HEART TO HEART CONNECTION

SILK, DANNY & JOHNSON, BILL | DESTINY IMAGE © 2008

Loving Our Kids on Purpose combines the principles of the Kingdom of God and revival to form a powerful strategy for parents. Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17). Rather than the traditional approaches that train children to learn to accept being controlled by well-meaning parents and adults, this book teaches parents how to train children to manage their freedoms and protect their important heart-to-heart relationships.

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MORAL REVOLUTION: THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT SEXUAL PURITY

VALLOTON, KRIS & VALLOTON, JASON | REGAL, © 2012

Moral Revolution seeks to inspire a culture of noble people to walk in purity, passion, and power and to help restore those who have fallen. This non-religious, intimate, and honest look at sex is a training manual that will equip you to survive the battlefield of your own sex drive, overcome the power of peer pressure, and push back the cesspool of distorted cultural values. It will help you to emerge from combat with your trophy of purity intact so that you can present it to your lover on your honeymoon night. Many who have fallen in this battle or have been wounded in this war will find hope and courage to start over again. Moral Revolution is written for radical lovers and passionate people who dream of being catalysts to another sexual revolution: one that transforms the way the world views sexuality, defines the unborn, and embraces the family.

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A MILLION MILES IN A THOUSAND YEARS: HOW I LEARNED TO LIVE A BETTER STORY

MILLER, DONALD | THOMAS NELSON, © 2011

Miller, the accidental memoirist who struck gold with the likable ramble Blue Like Jazz, writes about the challenges inherent in getting unstuck creatively and spiritually. After Jazz sold more than a million copies but his other books didn't follow suit, he had a classic case of writer's block. Two movie producers contacted him about creating a film out of his life, but Miller's initial enthusiasm was dampened when they concluded that his real life needed doctoring lest it be too directionless for the screen. Real stories, he learned, require characters who suffer and overcome.

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STRENGTHEN YOURSELF IN THE LORD

JOHNSON, BILL |  DESTINY IMAGE © 2007

Today's believer is faced with situations unknown fifty, thirty, even twenty years ago. To stand in victory and enter our hour of promotion is to learn how to Strengthen Yourself in the Lord by: encouraging yourself, overcoming seriously bad days, staying connected to your destiny, accessing Heaven's open door, and disarming hell with thanksgiving. How can you "count it all joy"when facing turmoil at home, work, or within your family? Author Bill Johnson tells you how through Scripture and personal experience. You can be strong when you know the keys to encouraging yourself looking past failure and into a successful future.

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SURVIVING SINGLE MOTHERHOOD: A STORY OF HOPE, COURAGE, PASSION AND DREAMS!

FRANKLIN, NICOLE |  WINEPRESS ©2006

"Life did not end for me when I chose to embrace single motherhood. In fact, it had just begun. God used a difficult time in my life to mold me and shape me into the woman I had always wanted to be. I have dedicated the rest of my life to making sure single mothers, or those facing unplanned pregnancies, know the truth. I have made it my purpose and passion to share my personal story as evidence that God is very real, and He is ready to be there for you every step of the way."

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THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS

CHAPMAN, GARY D. | NORTHFIELD PUBLISHING © 2010

Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.

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THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES: SINGLES EDITION

CHAPMAN, GARY D. | NORTHFIELD PUBLISHING © 2009

Being single or married has nothing to do with whether you need to feel loved! Everyone has a God-given desire for complete and unconditional love in all relationships. Originally written for couples, bestselling The Five Love Languages continues to revolutionize relationships. In The Five Love Languages Singles Edition Dr. Gary Chapman adapts this powerful message to the unique needs of single adults. Understanding and applying the five love languages will enhance all relationships.

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