Over 650,000 Copies Sold “If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.” The American Dream beckons people to spend their lives on trivial diversions, slipping through life caught up with seeking success, comfort, and pleasure above all else. But God designed people for far more than this. In this best-selling book, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the next generation to avoid the dangers of a wasted life, calling us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity—with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of him in every sphere of our lives.
“If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.” —from the Introduction The American Dream beckons people to spend their lives on trivial diversions, slipping through life caught up with seeking success, comfort, and pleasure above all else. But God designed people for far more than this. In this best-selling book, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the next generation to avoid the dangers of a wasted life, calling us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity—with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of him in every sphere of our lives.
How are we as Christians called to respond when cancer invades our lives, whether our own bodies or those of our friends and family? On the eve of his own cancer surgery, John Piper writes about cancer as an opportunity to glorify God. With pastoral sensitivity, compassion, and strength, Piper gently but firmly acknowledges that we can indeed waste our cancer when we don’t see how it is God’s good plan for us and a hope-filled path for making much of Jesus. Don’t Waste Your Cancer is for anyone touched by a life-threatening illness. It first appeared as an appendix in Suffering and the Sovereignty of God. Repackaged and republished, it will serve as a hope-giving resource for healthcare workers, pastors, counselors, and others caring for those with cancer and other serious illnesses. The booklets are also available in packs of ten.
Adversity: God’s Training Ground for His Children This eye-opening discussion on the role of suffering in the Christian life reveals God’s sometimes surprising tools for maturing and training His church. Paul Billheimer, a well-loved writer and pastor, brings the promise of an amazing depth of spiritual growth for those who endure and trust God during life’s difficulties. Struggling Through a Difficult Time? Knowing that God has planned for you to benefit from your sorrow, you can learn to respond in a brand-new way—seeing it not as a punishment or interruption, but as an opportunity to grow into your unique role as Christ’s eternal bride. Billheimer encourages you not to waste your sorrows, but embrace them with an attitude that will ensure they produce God’s best in you. It will bring a brand-new joy and purpose to every circumstance that comes your way.
Satan only attacks those who bear God's image. He knows he cannot take his anger, jealousy, and malice out on God, so he takes it out on you.Born out of the pain of the author, this book is about the traumatic pains you have had to endure. It shows how one should stay alive and push through to see God's promises for your life.God has heard your cries and tears.Don't Waste Your Pain is both honest and challenging.Full of compassion and insight, Don't Waste Your Pain was written for you. Because God recognizes Himself in you, He sees the high price of your suffering as you strive to reflect His image. And He honors you. About the author: Evangelist Beverley Lawrence responded to the call of Jesus at the age of twelve. Born in Wiltshire, England, the fifth child in a family of eight, Beverley was recognized as a prophetess at an early age. Called into the ministry at age twenty-one, Beverley has become a highly respected woman of God who preaches and teaches with a cutting, prophetic insight throughout the UK. Her powerful ministry is credited with a multitude of salvations and healings. Today, Beverley and her husband, Andrew, copastor the church they planted in Leicester, England, two years ago. Beverley and Andrew have three children, Anton, Shane, and Gabrielle.
Release on 2005 | by Bob D. McDonald,Don Hutcheson
The 8 Critical Steps to Discovering what You Do Best
Author: Bob D. McDonald,Don Hutcheson
Pubpsher: The Highlands Company
Category: Achievement motivation
Presents the research findings of the co-founders of The Highlands Program - a national (United States) performance improvement training company. Uses these findings to infer methods that can be used to, firstly, identify and articulate one's natural talents and, secondly, incorporate these talents more effectively into the career planning process.
Good communication, often said to be the key to every successful relationship, can be challenging to master without the right tools. In his relationship empowerment guide, author Rodney Jenkins offers a comprehensive road map that teaches couples how to speak openly to each other about both the good and the bad, listen effectively, and focus on long-term relationship growth. Jenkins relies on real-life scenarios as well as his own professional, personal, and faithbased experiences to offer couples clear ground rules for communication, including scheduling daily conversations, introducing "I" messages, and engaging in active listening techniques that help break down barriers and create intimacy. Through his proactive methods, Jenkins helps couples learn how to deal with communication roadblocks; maintain good communication during hardships; better understand a partner and the process of love; root a relationship in spirituality, honesty, and friendship; and focus on the big picture. Don't Waste Your Mad provides couples with the tools to build, strengthen, and maintain a strong relationship through effective communication while growing together financially, spiritually, and emotionally.
Pain and suffering are no strangers to humankind, and their existence is well documented in the Bible. God doesnt promise that you wont suffer, but He does promise you wont suffer alone; He will be with you. In Dont Waste Your Pain, author Myndi Orr describes her journey with chronic pain to show that God has a purpose in our lives through pain. For more than six years, Myndi Orr has battled trigeminal neuralgia, which has left her with severe facial pain. In this inspirational book, she explains how her relationship with God has helped her see beyond the pain, teaching her to focus on Him and show others Christs love. Through an array of Bible scriptures, Dont Waste Your Pain shares the lessons Myndi has learned through her struggle with pain. It communicates that life is not about us, but rather about God and his plan and purpose for our lives.