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Putting Pants Back On The Church

Author : Frank Mazzapica
ISBN : 9781629112664
Genre : Religion
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In this important book, Putting Pants Back on the Church, Frank Mazzapica squarely addresses the steadily growing movement of gender-bending and gender confusion that is not found only in society but also in churches around the world. Men and women have lost the biblical definition of masculinity. And, as you will read in the pages of this well-researched book, there is a war being waged against men and masculinity. Mazzapica promises that there are answers to this spiritual dilemma—proven ways to attract men to return to the house of God and to restore them to positions of church leadership. All this can be accomplished without offending—but actually endorsing—female leadership and contributions to our local churches. This important book addresses the issues we all have with our local congregations: Where have all the Christian men gone? Why is there such gender confusion in the church? Whatever happened to biblical masculinity, and why has the subject become so taboo? How can our churches attract men to return to our congregations? How can we reposition men in positions of church leadership?

Igniter Of Faith

Author : David Yanez
ISBN : 9781629115818
Genre : Religion
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Miracles Happen When Faith Is Released! The world is in need of miracles like never before. God wants all believers, young and old, to fully comprehend that He is able to perform the things that are written in His Word. More importantly, He wants you to know that miracles and healings are active and available today, for such a time as this. In Igniter of Faith, David Yanez takes you on a faith journey by sharing many of his amazing, first-hand experiences of miracles over the years, including many miracles from his recent trips to India and Africa. Through these powerful true stories, you will... •Learn how to change the atmosphere around you to an atmosphere of faith. •Recognize that there is a time and a place for creative miracles •Understand the power of compassion in releasing miracles •Gain deeper revelation for working in the ministry of healing •Know how to release miracles for others as an Igniter of Faith. "People often ask me why God does amazing miracles in my ministry in India. I tell them that in a nation where the people serve more than one million gods, the one true, living God likes to flex His muscles in healings and miracles." David Yanez

The Chicken Club

Author : Glenna Thompson
ISBN : 9781456878580
Genre : Fiction
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Renee Morgan and Angela Marie Delveccio, two post-divorce women, single-parents, and best friends are taking a stand. No longer willing to slide through life, they’re determined to shake things up. Accepting how far they’ve come will be an eye-opening experience. Facing full-figured bodies and dulled, lackluster features is only the beginning. Those things are easy to fix. It’s the deeper issues that need the most work. Starting with a celebratory fat dance, these women learn to reinvent their lives. Mayhem ensues when they venture into the dating world and find less than stellar results which force more realistic goals. Through their daily journey, Renee and Angela discover they don’t need successful romantic relationships to achieve happiness. With the combined strength of their alliance and a group of compassionate girlfriends they’ve aptly named The Chicken Club, they find that this delightful group will band together to take on the world, one problem at a time. And sometimes, learning to love yourself is the hardest lesson of all.

The Healing Hands Of Jesus

Author : Betty Cooper
ISBN : 9781434984845
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Second Born

Author : Arnold Robinson
ISBN : 9781524582050
Genre : Fiction
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Our mother sang Peace in the Valley with our father, who is pastoring his own church now. But the good life wouldnt last long, indebted by a sawmill and threatened by new temptations that the devil would lure our father into. Thrown into the world of logging and pulpwood, wed meet a whole different breed of people, one whom Id call my friend even with his vulgar poetry and ways of doing things, another whom Id eventually threaten alongside my father at gunpoint. Something had been haunting my brother to the point of madness, and Id now be part of it, staring at the old mans Bolivia watch lying beside our bed. Would the terrible deed fix anything or just make it worse as we struggle between right and wrong and life and death?

Church Of The Red Arrow

Author : Michael Houlihan
ISBN : 1450289320
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 28. 49 MB
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The Church of the Red Arrow is a book about everything at once. It is perfect for people with ADD or people who just get bored easily. You can flip around in it all day like the yellow pages and always wind up home. In this respect it is like the old saying that all roads lead to Mecca. It is poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with a section listing hundreds of unanswerable questions that are thought provoking and good topics of conversation. There are also several short stories which start out linear and end up Joycian. The book covers politics, poetry, and all sorts of paradoxes. It is philosophical and sometimes just plain dumb. I think you will find it an honest read: sometimes whimsical, sometimes seriously difficult, sometimes fusing an antithesis or two often just by accident--hence the conclusion that Lady Luck has smiled on this book. Your author has written three other volumes which could or could not hook up quite nicely with this one if everything in the world were a train. Mr. Houlihan is also a member of the Lefty Jones Band (but it is not his fault). He refuses to play out or be seen in public.

Almost Full Circle

Author : Steven Michael Hubele
ISBN : 1462842976
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Life in America often rushes past us at a blazing speed. In this provocative and witty book, Steven Michael Hubele chronicles some of the events in his life spent with his fifty-year relationship with his father and twenty-five years of experience as a father to his two daughters. His story is full of all the minor disasters and wonderful coincidences that characterize life in the Midwest. Before his life as a published author, Steve took notes and kept track of interesting and sometimes tragic events, but always tried to keep a sense of humor. Brought to life are stories about work, playing golf, and learning how to act from his father in life and in sickness. In his trademark celebratory comment, each story ends with the words, The memories remain. The hope for reading this book is that it brings some peace as a source of merriment. Yesterdays failures and triumphs earn tomorrows joys. Steven Michael Hubele is the author of Almost Full Circle. He lives in Affton, a modest community in St. Louis County, Missouri. He continues to tell more stories and make more memories for his two daughters, just as his father did for him. Author photograph: by Allison Hubele

Five Alarm Fudge

Author : Christine DeSmet
ISBN : 9781101594520
Genre : Fiction
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In the newest Fudge Shop Mystery from the national bestselling author of Hot Fudge Frame-Up, Ava Oosterling is after a recipe to kill for... It’s autumn in Fishers’ Harbor, Wisconsin, and fudge shop owner Ava Oosterling is busy preparing for the harvest festival and a visit from some royal relatives who live in Belgium. According to Ava’s grandpa, a famous divinity fudge recipe from the 1860s is hidden somewhere in a local historical church—a treat fit for a prince. But when a fire in the church reveals the body of a murdered man, it looks like someone is willing to go to any length to possess the valuable secret to the divinity fudge. As Ava searches for the killer—and the recipe—she could use a little divine intervention, because she may have bitten off more than she can chew… From the Paperback edition.

Things Church Girls Don T Talk About

Author : Susan Sieweke
ISBN : 9781468555325
Genre : Humor
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Things Church Girls Don't Talk About is a comical, yet poignant, story of a young church girl and her mother in search of true faith amidst a sea of toxic religion and eccentric Southern characters. Meet Mama Careen whose sass gets her into trouble when she announces her husband's adultery at his surprise birthday party. Enjoy the antics of her sister, Justine, who gets tipsy and does a "tell off" to her brother-in-law's bow-legged mistress at his funeral. Sympathize with Maggie as she tries to forgive and forget her cold, Irish father. Scoff at the narcissism of Jimmy Ray, a quirky preacher with a PH.D-a Pentecostal Hair Do. If you have a bone to pick with religion, or even if you don't, you will be wooed by this charming and powerful tale of how mercy triumphs over judgment. Excerpts from THINGS CHURCH GIRLS DON'T TALK ABOUT... Maggie McBride on Southern sayings: ..".and for your information, a Southern woman can say anything about anyone no matter how cutting or evil if she just follows it up with 'bless her heart, ' or something similar." "Don't go repeating this, but Mrs. Johnson's loose daughters, Babs and Lola, became Porn whores-bless their hearts." "Violet's thighs looked like a tub full of cottage cheese in that bathing suit-bless her heart." "Mrs. Murphy's lusty cousins, Beebe and Hortence, are both living in sin-bless their hearts." I think you get the point. ********** Careen McBride and her unique, attention seeking suicide note: Dearest Martin, Night and day, I have been down on my knees praying to God that you would leave that butt-ugly Ellen woman and come back to me and Maggie. But no, my prayers did nothing but hit the ceiling. You are still with that home wrecker who is not worth the bullets it would take to blow her brains out. Since you've been gone, I feel that there is nothing left for me to live for and I might as well just go to be with our dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In the event that I get up my nerve and decide to take my life, send our Maggie to live with my rich sister, Justine, if you and your bow-legged bitch don't want her. That way, at least one of us can live in Mountain Brook. Sincerely, Careen

Glance Back Look Ahead

Author : Hazel B. Simms
ISBN : 9780805976342
Genre : African American Methodists
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