Look outside of yourself and what do you see? A world that is shaken, taken out at the knees. We all stand waiting, breath hitched in our throat For a bomb in a subway, a plane, or a boat. What’s coming next? Who will die? Can it stop? Living in fear for the next shoe to drop. If terrorists come or the world starts to flood, We can rest easy. We were bought with His blood. All we must do is ask for God’s grace, For Him to come in and take His rightful place As the Lord of our lives and the King of our hearts, And that very instant His covering starts. He’ll go before us and stop hell in its tracks. His hands will protect us from Satan’s attacks. You might think I’m crazy and that this isn’t true, But with the way the world is, what have you to lose? In Fierce Hope Savanna Hartman describes a world that has never been more broken and lost than it is today. People are hurting and want something authentic and real to hold on to. Savanna makes a compelling case that true hope can be found only in Christ. Fierce hope, despite the chaos that is all around you, is within your reach right now.
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Love is easy to give when you are getting it back. Are we still called to God’s plan of how to love when we are getting none in return? Shauna Shanks’s brave journey through obedience reveals the outcome of when we dare to follow God’s ludicrous outline for love as described in 1 Corinthians 13. Wrecked with news of her husband’s affair and his request for a divorce, Shauna finds herself urgently faced with a decision. Does she give up and divorce her husband and move on, or does she try to fight for her marriage? The former choice seems to contradict God’s plan for how to love, such as “love never gives up,” “love is patient,” and “love is kind.” Taking God at His word and assuming the love chapter was really meant to be followed literally word by word, she not only finds herself falling in love with her spouse again, but also falling in love with Jesus, which changes everything. First Corinthians 13 presents an audacious, illogical, and irrational context of how to love, meant to be applied to every marital context not just the fairytale marriage. If God’s instructions seem illogical and audacious, you might just expect the same kind of results in return! This book is not air-brushed. It was written in the midst of the author’s deepest trauma, and she purposefully did not edit out her mistakes and failures during that season. This book will resonate with women who do not feel like the picture-perfect Christian woman with the fairytale life and marriage. A Fierce Love is the story of a train wreck and reaching out to God not in the calm but in the chaos and finding hope for the future.
Have you ever set out to accomplish a major goal such as becoming an award-winning actress, getting signed by a record company, publishing a book, or completing your PhD but were met with obstacles at every turn? Has it ever seemed like the moment you set out to complete a goal was the moment when previously unseen barriers arose to block your path? That happens to all of us, but when that happens to you, there is a way to press forward into the future you envision. This book is about being bold enough to recognize the barriers but still daring to move forward to accomplish your goals. It's about being fierce, persistent, and passionate enough to break through every obstacle and reach your desired destination. It's a book that invites you to take a journey-a transformational journey-and encourages you that no matter where you are now, it's not where you have to always be. It's a book that will challenge you to your core to be bold, be fierce, be transformed! Empowering speaker, passionate writer, visionary, innovator and teacher are just some of the words used to describe Bridgette Murphy. The President and CEO of Bridgette Murphy Enterprises, she created the company with the mission to help women, and youth come into their purpose as they understand their value, find their passion for life, and reach their true potential. This global enterprise specializes in delivering practical purpose driven messages to religious organizations, educational institutions, women, young professionals and adolescents through the art of dancing, writing and speaking. She has always been a profound speaker, traveling conducting over 30 seminars for corporate employees. She has also been requested to speak at various events for women and youth.
After experiencing traumatic family relationships, an abortion, two marriages with three bright children, and careening through several churches, author Robin Meade is still standing when many others would have fallen—caught by the sin-cursed trap that our decisions hold over us. Yet she’s discovered the beautiful secret that picked her up from the rocky riverbed and brought her to the lush landscape: fierce hope in Jesus.
A dazzling meditation on love and honor, greed and generosity, passion and death, from the Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea, The Sea Set in London and in the South of France, this brilliantly structured novel centers on two women: Gertrude Openshaw, bereft from the recent death of her husband, yet awakening to passion; and Anne Cavidge, who has returned in doubt from many years in a nunnery, only to encounter her personal Christ. A fascinating array of men and women hover in urgent orbit around them: the "Count," a lonely Pole obsessively reliving his émigré father's patriotic anguish; Tim Reede, a seedy yet appealing artist, and Daisy, his mistress; the manipulative Mrs. Mount; and many other magically drawn characters moving between desire and obligation, guilt and joy. This edition of Nuns and Soldiers includes a new introduction by renowned religious historian Karen Armstrong.
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USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris reveals the shocking consequences of what happens when the Prince from innocent Charlotte Bailey's past comes knocking in this digital novella! Ever since Prince Luca de Santis crushed Charlotte Bailey's young heart and walked away, she's sworn off men—who needs the heartache? So ten years later, coming face-to-face with him is a total shock—but not as electrifying as the instant jolt of heat his touch sends sizzling through her body… Charlotte can't turn down the once-in-a-lifetime chance to rekindle their passion, even if royal duty means that their scorching-hot fling can't last forever…Until her baby bombshell lands Charlotte and the Prince in a whole heap of royal trouble! Don't miss the other titles in this fantastic collection that celebrates Royal Babies all over the world!
A RITA award-winning novel from the New York Times–bestselling author of An Unwilling Bride. “Today’s most skillful writer of intelligent historical romance” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) takes readers into the heart of the most mysterious, most powerful, most seductive Georgian aristocrat of them all: the Marquess of Rothgar. Two of the strongest wills in England clash when Lord Rothgar is commanded by the king to escort the fiercely independent Diana Westmount, Countess of Arradale, to London. Though Rothgar has become a master at resisting temptation, Diana proves a challenge to his steely resolve. A moment of peril—and a night of passion—melt his icy self-control, and he must find the strength to surrender his heart to another... “Jo [Beverley] has truly brought to life a fascinating, glittering, and sometimes dangerous world.”—New York Times–bestselling author Mary Jo Putney “Beverley beautifully captures the flavor of Georgian England. . . . Her fast-paced, violent, and exquisitely sensual story is one that readers won’t soon forget.”—Library Journal “Another triumph.”—Affaire de Coeur
Collects stories capturing different aspects of what it means to be a cowboy, from authors including Mark Twain, Andy Adams, and Zane Grey.
"Deeply-felt emotions that will keep readers turning the pages." --Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author Mili Rathod hasn’t seen her husband in twenty years—not since she was promised to him at the age of four. Yet marriage has allowed Mili a freedom rarely given to girls in her village. Her grandmother has even allowed her to leave India and study in America, all to make her the perfect modern wife. Which is exactly what Mili longs to be—if her husband would just come and claim her. Bollywood’s favorite director, Samir Rathod, has come to Michigan to secure a divorce for his older brother. Persuading a naïve village girl to sign the papers should be easy for someone with Samir’s tabloid-famous charm. But Mili is neither a fool nor a gold-digger. And before he can stop himself, Samir is immersed in Mili’s life—cooking her dal and rotis, escorting her to her roommate’s elaborate Indian wedding, and wondering where his loyalties and happiness lie. Heartfelt, witty, and thoroughly engaging, Sonali Dev’s novel is both a vivid exploration of modern India and a deeply honest story of love, in all its diversity. "A fresh new voice...Deeply-felt emotions that will keep readers turning pages. A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR has it all."—Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author "Deeply romantic and emotional, with characters I fell in love with, A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR is simply unputdownable. It's sexy, it's dramatic, but most of all, it's a sweet, hot love story that made me sigh and smile and want to read it all over again as soon as I turned the last page."—Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author "An impressive debut and a charming contemporary Indian fairytale...Vibrant and exuberantly romantic, Affair is chock full of details that reflect India's social and cultural flux." —NPR.com "As intricate as a henna tattoo and as sweet as gulab juman... this witty confection is sure to delight...Captures all the glamour, mix-ups and humor of a classic Bollywood film." —Shelf Awareness "Dev's heartfelt debut novel is rich in scenes and images illuminating Indian culture, leaving readers with a greater understanding and appreciation of Indian traditions while beautifully capturing the struggle between familial duty and self-discovery." —Booklist “A delightful debut packed with complex characters, deep emotions and just the right touch of humor. A tale of love, loss and second chances.”—Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Dowry Bride "In this enthralling tale of romantic complications Sonali Dev not only entertains but provides new insight into the human condition. A must read."—Mingmei Yip, author of Peach Blossom Pavilion “It is a true joy when a fresh new voice enters the genre, so make note of the name Sonali Dev! Based on this marvelous debut, Dev is set to become a star. Filled with warmth and completely unforgettable characters, this occasionally poignant story explores what happens when best laid plans go awry. An absolute winner from beginning to end, this spellbinding tale grabs your heart and never lets go!” —RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, TOP PICK "This tasty Indian American confection will satisfy female readers of any age...A contemporary, transcontinental romance told with a light touch and lots of sizzle.—Library Journal