Broken Gods

Author: Dr. Greg K. Popcak, Ph.D.
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0804141169
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"You are gods." Blasphemy? No, those mysterious words, spoken by Jesus in the Gospel of John and alluded to in Psalm 82, point to a holy longing deep in our hearts that tells each of us that we were created for more. “Imagine that you were to wake up tomorrow to discover that, by some miracle, you had become a god overnight,” writes Dr. Gregory Popcak. “Not THE God—omnipresent, all-knowing, all-powerful—but a god in the classic sense. That is to say, you woke to find that you were perfect, immortal, utterly confident in who you are, where you were going in life, and how you were going to get there. It might seem ridiculous to consider at first, but allow yourself to imagine this truly miraculous transformation. What would it be like to live without fear? How would it feel to be completely at peace with yourself and the people in your life? Imagine what it would be like to be able to resolve—once and for all—the tension that currently exists between all your competing feelings, impulses, desires, and demands. What would change in your life as a result of your having become that sort of divinely actualized person?” Bold questions are in need of bold answers. And in Broken Gods, a work that is both practical and inspirational, Dr. Greg explores what our deepest desires--and even our darkest desires-- tell us about our ultimate destiny and reveals a commonsense approach to fulfilling our true purpose in life.

Broken Gods

Author: Gregory Popcak
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 9780804141154
Size: 50.37 MB
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"You are gods." Blasphemy? No, those words, spoken by Jesus in the Gospel of John and alluded to in Psalm 82, convey the holy longing many of us experience in our day-to-day lives. We are little gods in search of a big God. We want more. We want to be more. We want to have more. More love, more power, more peace, more joy, more satisfaction. Eventually, we tell ourselves that we need to stop listening to that ache in our hearts, which so often leads to disappointment and brokenness. According to Dr. Popcak, there is another option. In a work that is both inspirational and practical, Broken Gods will help us identify what our aches tell us about our destiny and demonstrate a common-sense means for fulfilling it.

Travails For Teyuna

Author: Nicholas Paschall
Publisher: Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.
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After a year trapped in a Chinese monastery, world-traveling occult Professor Nickels and his students escape, only to brave bigger and deadlier challenges. A slumbering elder god known as the Brother of Bone has gone missing. Meanwhile, sinister forces are hard at work ferreting out the god's resting place, seeking to claim its mighty powers for themselves. Knowing the catastrophic danger that would ensue if the Brother of Bone fell into the wrong hands, Nickels and his students set off to find answers. All signs point to Teyuna—an ancient city not on any map, inhabited solely by vampires and the humans who serve as their livestock. Finding a city that shouldn't exist is only half the problem, because getting there alive is a completely different matter. With their path beset by assassins, deranged demonologists, undead hordes and mystical serpent women with horrific powers, Nickels and his group will need nothing short of a miracle to reach Teyuna in one piece.

Out Of A Far Country

Author: Christopher Yuan
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307729362
Size: 75.27 MB
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Coming Out, Then Coming Home Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control—and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her. Years of heartbreak, confusion, and prayer followed before the Yuans found a place of complete surrender, which is God’s desire for all families. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of both mother and son, offers hope for anyone affected by homosexuality. God calls all who are lost to come home to him. Casting a compelling vision for holy sexuality, Out of a Far Country speaks to prodigals, parents of prodigals, and those wanting to minister to the gay community. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” - Luke 15:20 Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection and group use. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Gods Are Broken

Author: Jeffrey K. Salkin
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0827611420
Size: 39.49 MB
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The story of Abraham smashing his father’s idols might be the most important Jewish story ever told and the key to how Jews define themselves. In a work at once deeply erudite and wonderfully accessible, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin conducts readers through the life and legacy of this powerful story and explains how it has shaped Jewish consciousness. Offering a radical view of Jewish existence, The Gods Are Broken! views the story of the young Abraham as the “primal trauma” of Jewish history, one critical to the development of a certain Jewish comfort with rebelliousness and one that, happening in every generation, has helped Jews develop a unique identity. Salkin shows how the story continues to reverberate through the ages, even in its connection to the phenomenon of anti-Semitism. Salkin’s work—combining biblical texts, archaeology, rabbinic insights, Hasidic texts (some never before translated), philosophy, history, poetry, contemporary Jewish thought, sociology, and popular culture—is nothing less than a journey through two thousand years of Jewish life and intellectual endeavor.

Broken Into Beautiful

Author: Gwen Smith
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736934219
Size: 56.19 MB
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God delights in transforming lives. In Broken Into Beautiful, singer and songwriter Gwen Smith's first book, she tells the real-life stories of women with shattered dreams, shameful secrets, and damaged souls, and the God who makes them beautiful again. Each chapter features a compelling personal story coupled with relevant biblical teaching and application. Readers will meet women wounded by infidelity, abortion, widowhood, abuse, and other tragic events, only to discover the joy of being restored by a loving heavenly Father. The book will remind women of all ages of God's willingness to eternally forgive and forget and of His heart to transform broken lives. Readers will be empowered to believe truth, to remember grace, and to live for God's greater purposes. Broken into Beautiful is ultimately about a beautiful Savior who became broken for us so that all who are broken can be transformed to reflect His beauty.

Daring To Hope

Author: Katie Davis Majors
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 0735290547
Size: 75.91 MB
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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.

The Broken Kingdoms

Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316075981
Size: 64.78 MB
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In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. And Oree's guest is at the heart of it. . . The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed Sun The Broken Earth series The Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk Gate

Mothers With Broken Hearts

Author: Monica Shipley
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462063632
Size: 14.50 MB
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Death is a part of life, but for a mother who has suffered the death of a child, life can suddenly become unbearable. She finds herself completely shattered-knocked to her knees and unable to get up. Her pain is horrible, beyond anything she has ever felt or experienced before. In "Mothers with Broken Hearts, " author Monica Shipley tells the heartrending story of the suicide of her son, Jeffrey, and the unexpected miracle that occurs as he is dying. She shares the emotional free fall that his family experienced as he lay motionless for five days following his suicide attempt. She recounts the story of her life as she lives with the shadow of Jeffrey's drug addiction. She talks honestly about his suicide, God's miracle, and what she has done since his death to help hundred of mothers who have also lost a child. By sharing her story and reaching out to mothers experiencing the greatest loss imaginable, Shipley hopes to bring some measure of comfort to each of them.