By Vin Baker,Joe Layden
An mind-blowing memoir of redemption—the relocating tale of a former most sensible NBA participant who miraculously rebounded from a huge fall because of exertions and his deep, transformative faith.
Sixteen years in the past, Vin Baker used to be an NBA All-Star, an Olympic Gold medalist, and a multimillionaire. whereas he excelled at the court docket, Vin harbored a gloomy mystery: a dependency on medicines and alcohol that started after the clean-cut preacher’s son became professional. ultimately changing into a full-blown but practical alcoholic, Vin confident himself he performed larger less than the influence—until his dependancy price him his basketball occupation, his fortune, and his overall healthiness.
But Vin’s tale isn’t a sad fall from grace. it's a joyous story of salvation. For Vin, hitting all-time low was once a tough but transformative adventure that led him to resume his courting with God and include lifestyles in a wealthy and pleasurable new method. this day the chief of a Starbucks and a adolescence minister, Vin has discovered extra safeguard and happiness in his traditional operating lifestyles than in all his years within the glamorous international basketball.
God and Starbucks is a smart and unflinching examine the true hazards of dependancy and the significance of taking cost of your lifestyles with which means and objective. It’s a strong memoir approximately attaining the pinnacle and starting back from the bottom—an inspiring own story of humility and beauty that reminds us what's actually vital in our lives.
By G. Elijah Dann,Thomas Moore
In a time while non secular conservatives have put their religion and values on the vanguard of the so-called “culture wars,” this publication is intensely suitable. The tales in Leaving Fundamentalism offer a private and intimate glance at the back of sermons, spiritual companies, and church lifestyles, and advertise an realizing of these who've been deeply eager about the conservative Christian church. those autobiographies come from in the congregations and houses of non secular fundamentalists, the place their hugely idealized religion, in all its complexities and difficulties, meets the truth of lifestyle. informed from the viewpoint of distance received by means of leaving fundamentalism, each one tale offers the reader a photograph of what it truly is wish to plow through the reports, suggestions, emotions, passions, and pains that, for lots of of the writers, are nonetheless uncooked. Explaining how their lives could proceed after fundamentalism, those writers supply a non secular lifeline for others who could be wondering their religion.
Foreword via Thomas Moore
By Debra Curry
Overcoming her mother’s demise, her sexual abuse and the beginning of her son whereas she used to be nonetheless a toddler, Debra labored to make a lifetime of her personal, reaching a faculty measure and nursing profession as a unmarried mom. A marriage to an untrue husband and the start of 2 boys, Robert and Josiah, undefined. the men grew and Debra persisted to make the easiest of her scenario. Then one evening she got a fateful name. Upon arriving at Robert’s domestic she was once met through police and emergency staff. Tragedy had struck again.
Debra Curry has skilled sufficient tragedy for ten lifetimes, yet she has been in a position to conquer the heartbreak and has grew to become tragedy right into a message of thought and desire during the association, ROB’d With Kindness, which honors the reminiscence of her son Robert.
Her tale will motivate you to beat adversities on your lifestyles and needless to say irrespective of how darkish the evening, God holds the brilliant rays of sunrise in His hands."
By Bunty Bunce,Carol Hall,Patty Roehr
By Jim Ruark
By Abigail Waldron
Far because the Curse is located explores those questions over the process a yr in Abigail’s existence, as she keeps her quest to develop her kin whereas looking God for solutions. to aid with this approach, she interviews 11 different on related trips, who’ve additionally had their religion established by way of stories of reproductive loss.
The tales during this publication, characterised through tragedy and heartache, are tough. but as Abigail engages with them, her experience of isolation is changed with an knowledge of the group that surrounds her. extra importantly, she starts to determine glimpses of a God who's mysteriously found in our darkest moments, a God who's regularly at paintings growing good looks from our brokenness.
“Far because the Curse is located is a perfect significant other for any lady agony the discomfort that
women so much dread: the lack of infants, the fight of infertility. It reads like a singular; it comforts like a great pal who has been there. it is a actually helpful examine a woman’s so much own and painful struggle.”
—Paula Rinehart, Author
“With this booklet, Abigail lightly deals the present of camaraderie to mothers like me who've grieved the lack of a preborn child and fought the phobia of miscarrying back. Her phrases are vulnerably sincere, superbly uncooked, and remind us all that we will be able to belief the writer of our tales, even if yes chapters of our lives don’t make sense.”
—Ashleigh Slater, writer; Editor, Ungrind.org
“Waldron writes like she lives—with attractiveness, intentionality, and a hard-wrought longing to work out the goodness of God within the land of the living.”
—Connally Gilliam, Author
“Waldron is a talented storyteller. . . . some distance because the Curse is located is a private look for solutions to why a loving God could permit such ache. I hugely suggest this book.”
—Kathy Wolf, MD
“As I learn the trips of Abigail, her husband CJ, and the interviewed now and then i used to be moved to tears. to determine how they got here to relaxation in Jesus in the middle of grief has given me a glimpse of afflictions i may by no means think, extra compassion in case you endure, and wish i'll higher mourn with those that mourn and celebrate with those that have fun, and belief a devoted God.”
—Mark Altrogge, Senior Pastor, Saving Grace Church, Indiana, PA
Abigail Waldron holds an MFA in artistic nonfiction writing from George Mason collage. She has released articles for Ungrind, Karis! and (in)courage, web pages for Christian girls. She blogs at AbigailWaldron.com.
By Kirby Clements Sr,Sandra Clements
By Maxine James
In this biographical account of her fight with juvenile diabetes, Maxine James takes readers on a trip of depression and desire, weak point and power. From the fear of the day-by-day needle to the stigma confronted in school, Maxine offers a good photo of lifestyles with diabetes in the course of her Jamaican formative years. She realized to live—and reside well—despite her affliction, and prays that her stories will motivate others who additionally struggle this negative condition.
A nice publication for somebody who has been touched by way of a prognosis of diabetes.
By Philip Burton
By Magda Manoli
My existence testimony is enough to swap your brain in regards to the love of God and the incomparable persistence of the Lord while He units His eyes on a uncooked worthwhile stone, understanding that during His arms he'll rework it to be a jewel in His possession.
Magda Manoli used to be born in Egypt. She used to be embarked on ministry in 1997, whilst the Lord despatched her to France. due to the fact that then, Magda has ministered in not just the country of France, but in addition the world over in lots of countries, at the beginning within the place of work of a prophet, and now within the twin place of work of prophet/apostle.
She is the founder and president of The final Harvest Ministry in Toronto, Canada, and the French bankruptcy, l. a. Dernière Moisson in France. The scope of the ministry is religious battle, instructing and making disciples, and deliverance and therapeutic to the physique of Christ.
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