Best of
Inspirational

1995

Following Christ: The Parable of the Divers and More Good News


Stephen E. Robinson - 1995
    Now, in Following Christ: The Parable of the Divers and More Good News, Brother Robinson explains what happens after we have entered the gospel covenant. He writes, "Where Believing Christ dealt with entering the covenant, this book will focus on staying in the covenant. If being truly converted is to accept Christ as Lord and to make Him the Lord of our lives, then this must somehow be reflected in our lives -- but how? How does being born again translate into behavior after our conversion?" pIn the same clear, readable style of his first book, Brother Robinson explains what is means to be a member of Christ's kingdom, the relationship between faith and works, what it means to endure to the end (it does not mean "being perfect"), the nature of mortality, hazards we may encounter as we seek to endure in the Lord's service, and, finally, the importance of serving others in love. p bAbout the Author/bp iStephen E. Robinson/i is a professor of ancient scripture in Religious Education at Brigham Young University. He received a B.A. in English literature from the university and a Ph.D. in Biblical studies from Duke University.p Dr. Robinson has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, Hampden-Sydney College, and Lycoming College, as well as serving as department chair in religion at Lycoming College.p Dr. Robinson is the author of iBelieving Christ and Are Mormons Christian?/i He is also the coauthor of a four-volume commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants. His articles have appeared in iJournal for the Study of Judaism, the Ensign, Old Testament Pseudepigrapha/i, and the iEncyclopedia of Mormonism/i.p He and his wife, Janet Bowen Robinson, are the parents of six children.

Beauty for Ashes: Receiving Emotional Healing


Joyce Meyer - 1995
    Their past has broken, crushed, and wounded them inwardly. They can be healed. God has a plan, and Isaiah 61 reveals that the Lord came to heal the brokenhearted. He wants to heal victims of abuse and emotional wounding. Joyce Meyer is a victim of the physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Yet today she has a nationwide ministry of emotional healing to others like herself. In Beauty for Ashes she outlines major truths that brought healing in her life and describes how other victims of abuse can also experience God's healing in their lives. You will learn: * How to Deal with the Emotional Pain of Abuse * How to Understand Your Responsibility to God for Overcoming Abuse * Why Victims of Abuse Often Suffer from Other Addictive Behaviors * How to Grab Hold of God's Unconditional Love * The Importance of God's Timing in Working Through Painful Memories.

A Woman's Heart


Beth Moore - 1995
    (View a diagram of the Tabernacle.) While the title is familiar, the content for this in-depth video teaching series is all new and rich in detail. Taken primarily from the Book of Exodus, A Woman s Heart: God s Dwelling Place by Beth Moore will take you on a fascinating journey into why God would chose to live in a wilderness tabernacle, made by human hands. Taped in Beth s home church in Houston, this updated edition of A Woman s Heart contains all new video footage and exciting new graphics. Regardless of whether you studied Beth Moore s first LifeWay study years ago, you ll find A Woman s Heart well worth another visit.

Keep a Quiet Heart


Elisabeth Elliot - 1995
    Somehow we have allowed the frenetic pace of life to rob us of the quiet, restful moments with God we so desperately need. Keep a Quiet Heart features the rich devotional musings of one of America's favorite authors and points the way to a deep experience with God, away from the unsettling distractions of day-to-day living.

House of Glory: Finding Personal Meaning in the Temple


S. Michael Wilcox - 1995
    Michael Wilcox identifies the blessing that temple work brings to our everyday lives. He discusses the temple as a house as learning where we can understand the most powerful principles of the gospel and receive inspiration for our families and ourselves. He explains how the temple is a house of refuge where we can escape the trials and troubles of the world. He defines the phrase "house of order" and talks about how the temple as a house of glory, describing the wonderful experiences that come to those who serve there, and especially to those who labor for their kindred dead.

Breaking Intimidation: Say "No" Without Feeling Guilty. Be Secure Without the Approval of Man


John Bevere - 1995
    Many feel the effects--depression, confusion, lack of faith--without knowing its root. Bevere guides readers below the surface to see the roots of intimidation. Readers will understand why it is hard to say no, why the fear confrontation and avoid conflict, and why they focus on pleasing others. Readers will learn to identify intimidation and know how to break its hold. Bevere explains how the fear of God keeps us from a life of ungodliness and produces confidence and boldness. Bevere advises, "Walk in your own God-given authority, or someone else will take it from you and use it against you."

John G. Lake: His Life, His Sermons, His Boldness of Faith


John G. Lake - 1995
    From the early Church to the twentieth century, people have flocked to these ministers in a desperate search for healing and understanding of the power of God. One such minister, known for his great boldness, was John G. Lake. He brought an air of intrigue, faith, and encouragement to hundreds of thousands of believers in the United States and abroad.

Illuminata: A Return to Prayer


Marianne Williamson - 1995
    "To look to God is to look to the realm of consciousness that can deliver us from the pain of living." Illuminata brings prayer into our daily lives, with prayers on topics from releasing anger to finding forgiveness, from finding great love to achieving intimacy. There are prayers for couples, for parents, and for children; prayers to mend broken relationships and prayers to overcome obsessive and compulsive love. There are prayers to heal the soul, prayers to heal the body, and prayers for work and creativity.Williamson also gives us prayers for the healing of America, including two prayers that have had powerful effects on audiences at her lectures: a prayer of amends on behalf of European Americans to African-Americans and one to Native Americans. How, Williamson asks, can we expect anyone to forgive when we have made no formal apology?Another section includes rites of passage, ceremonies of light for the signal events in our lives: blessing of the newborn, coming of age, marriage, and death. There is also a ceremony of the elder, for moving into midlife, and a ceremony of divorce, in which a gentle transition is provided for both the couple and their children."Read my prayers or someone else's," Williamson says. "By all means, create your own." Illuminata is a way to bring prayer into practical use, creating a sweeter, more abundant life for yourself and the people you care for. "No conventional therapy," she says, "can release us from a deep and abiding psychic pain. Through prayer we find what we cannot find elsewhere: a peace that is not of this world."

The Value in the Valley: A Black Woman's Guide Through Life's Dilemmas


Iyanla Vanzant - 1995
    If you are an honorary member of the Black Woman's Suffering Society, you have probably been told that it's all your fault. Or that struggling and suffering is your lot in life. Iyanla Vanzant says, No! Life is an Act of Faith and suffering is optional! Those everyday challenges, obstacles, and dilemmas are what Iyanla calls "valleys." As bad as they may seem, there is a purpose or, as Iyanla says, "There is so much value in the valley."If you've ever been disappointed, betrayed, rejected, abandoned, or just plain old scared to let go, then you've been or may still be in a valley. Iyanla knows -- she's been there and on a bad day she's still there, but now she shares the way out with you.

First You Have to Row a Little Boat: Reflections on Life & Living


Richard Bode - 1995
    FIRST YOU HAVE TO ROW A LITTLE BOAT first hit shelves in the mid 1990s and has been inspiring readers ever since. Written by a grown man looking back on his childhood, it reflects on what learning to sail taught him about life: making choices, adapting to change, and becoming his own person. The book is filled with the spiritual wisdom and thought-provoking discoveries that marked such books as Walden, The Prophet, and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. For nearly twenty years, it has enchanted and endeared sailors and non-sailors alike, but foremost, anyone who seeks large truths in small things. This refurbished edition will find a place in the hearts of a whole new generation of readers.

The Root Of Rejection: Escape The Bondage Of Rejection And Experience The Freedom Of God's Acceptance


Joyce Meyer - 1995
    But not everybody has to be damaged by it! Our Father has provided a means for us as His children to be delivered from the painful consequences of rejection.

Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1


Neale Donald Walsch - 1995
    Suppose God provided clear, understandable answers. It happened to Neale Donald Walsch. It can happen to you. You are about to have a conversation... I have heard the crying of your heart. I have seen the searching of your soul. I know how deeply you have desired the Truth. In pain have you called out for it, and in joy. Unendingly have you beseeched Me. Show Myself. Explain Myself. Reveal Myself. I am doing so here, in terms so plain, you cannot misunderstand. In language so simple, you cannot be confused. In vocabulary so common, you cannot get lost in the verbiage. So go ahead now. Ask Me anything. Anything. I will contrive to bring you the answer. The whole universe will I use to do this. So be on the lookout; this book is far from My only tool. You may ask a question, then put this book down. But watch. Listen. The words to the next song you hear. The information in the next article you read. The story line of the next movie you watch. The chance utterance of the next person you meet. Or the whisper of the next river, the next ocean, the next breeze that caresses your ear - all these devices are Mine; all these avenues are open to Me. I will speak to you if you will listen. I will come to you if you will invite Me. I will show you then that I have always been there. All ways.

The Buddha In Daily Life: An Introduction to the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin


Richard G. Causton - 1995
    . . Nam-myoho-renge-kyo . . . Perhaps because it does not involve conforming to a specific lifestyle, the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin has attracted millions of adherents around the world during recent years. Its message is simply that those who commit themselves in faith, study and practice will achieve their goals and be moved to dedicate themselves to the wider cause of human happiness, world peace and environmental harmony.In this comprehensive and helpful book, the late Richard Causton, chairman of the lay society of those who practise the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin in the UK, explains the teachings and practice of the movement. He sets it into its international and historical perspective and gives many examples of how individuals and their families can overcome their problems and begin to reveal their full potential.'It teaches that the state of Buddhahood can be attained by anyone within everyday life...'THE SUNDAY TIMES

If Not for the Grace of God: Learning to Live Independent of Frustrations and Struggles


Joyce Meyer - 1995
    It is the power of God available to meet all your needs. Everything you receive from God must come by grace through faith. In this book, Joyce Meyer explains the power of the grace of God and how you can receive it through faith. Joyce teaches the difference between having faith in God, which will bring you peace and rest, and having faith in your own abilities, which will bring you frustration. By applying the principles outlined in this book, you will learn: What grace isThe power of graceHow to be free from worry and frustrationHow to walk in supernatural favor How to develop an attitude of gratitudeHow to live a holy life by grace. Believing God is in complete control of your life enables you to be free from the discouragement that comes when things go wrong. Through faith, you will know that through it all, God¿s grace is upon you, and He is working out His plan for you.

Miracles


Stuart Wilde - 1995
    By being forthright and acting as if you have already obtained the object or condition that you desire, you create such a powerful energy that the Universal Law gives you whatever you are seeking.

Cherokee Feast of Days: Daily Meditations


Joyce Sequichie Hifler - 1995
    Joyce Sequichie Hifler offers a book of daily meditations drawn from her own rich Cherokee heritage and that of other tribes.

Gifts from a Course in Miracles


Frances E. Vaughan - 1995
    The reason for its popularity is simple: It deals directly with the root causes of human suffering and proposes the means through which we can return to our natural state of wholeness and peace.This volume, beautifully illustrated with more than 125 photographs by award-winning photographer Jane English, brings together the most evocative and inspirational selections from the Course and contains the entire texts of three previously published books, Accept this Gift, A Gift of Healing, and A Gift of Peace. Exceptionally poetic and moving, these succinct, powerful passages readily stand by themselves as potent capsules of profound inner wisdom, and as tools for our hearts and minds in the wider world.

Arise from Darkness: What to Do When Life Doesn't Make Sense


Benedict J. Groeschel - 1995
    Benedict Groeschel draws on his own years of personal experiences in dealing with people's problems, tragedies and darkness as he offers help and guidance for any Christian troubled or burdened by life. If you are struggling with fear, anxiety, grief, loss of loved ones, hurt, anger or anything that makes life difficult or the road through it dark, then this book was written for you. Fr. Benedict offers practical suggestions on how to keep going and even grow with the help of God's grace, even when this help seems remote. The Christian response to the problem of evil and suffering began with the cross of Christ. Our answer is inseparable from the cross-from Jesus' own encounter with evil and his triumph over it. In this light, Fr. Benedict recalls some of our most frequently encountered sorrows and griefs: the failure of friends, financial and personal insecurity, the failure of some in the Church, our own inconsistent behaviors and weaknesses, and the death of loved ones. As we examine these painful experiences, he shows that we can find solutions in the Gospel and in the lives of saints, heroes, and very brave ordinary people.

Boyd K. Packer: A Watchman on the Tower


Lucile C. Tate - 1995
    Packer's life and ministry the gospel principles this outstanding teacher has taught and practiced come through with striking clarity. The book itself will thus be a powerful teacher to its readers"

Rebel With a Cause


Franklin Graham - 1995
    President of Samaritan's Purse and son of acclaimed evangelist Billy Graham, Franklin Graham offers his life story, from his childhood through his rebellious teenage years to his ministry of today.

The Parable of Joy: Reflections on the Wisdom of the Book of John


Michael Card - 1995
    It brings to life the words of John, the thoughts and feelings of the last living contemporary disciple of Jesus.

Sitting in the Fire: Large Group Transformation Using Conflict and Diversity


Arnold Mindell - 1995
    It brings an understanding of the psychology of conflict and the knowledge that many disputes can be traced back to inequalities of rank and power between parties, providing tools that will enable people to use conflict to build community.

Heaven: Your Real Home


Joni Eareckson Tada - 1995
    You just might discover that heaven is closer--and more real--than you've ever thought.

Heroes from the Book of Mormon


Gordon B. Hinckley - 1995
    Book of Heroes in the book of mormon

Peace


Joyce Meyer - 1995
    Now Joyce Meyer shows you how to gain mastery over your day-to-day existence while you find peace in the midst of the storm. She'll teach you how to: Wait on God and His perfect timingOutsmart the 'peace stealers' who set you up to get you upsetFind power in a calm and trusting attitudeFocus on the grace of today and not the worries of tomorrow.The peace of God passes all understanding. It's His free gift to you. Are you ready to receive it?

Krishnamurti: 100 Years


Jiddu Krishnamurti - 1995
    The 125 photographs bring into focus the man, the people he knew and the times in which he lived. Included are personal recollections from others who knew this remarkable man.

The Healing Presence: Curing the Soul Through Union with Christ


Leanne Payne - 1995
    Holiness, the God of light and truth and purity, is central, with an urgent warning against the false gods that seek to deceive, corrupt, and cripple us. She also explains the basis of her counseling ministry--Christ's indwelling presence that brings the power of the incarnation into wounded lives.

Love Song


Sharon Gillenwater - 1995
    Yet shortly after her arrival, Andi's old high school friend Wade Jamison helps her to realize she needs inner healing as well. In the weeks that follow, as Andi's strength grows, so do her feelings for the rancher who has captured her heart. But can she convince him that their relationship will withstand the demands of her career? Or will their romance be as fleeting as a beautiful Love Song?

Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life


Dennis Linn - 1995
    The Linns' simplification of the Ignatian examination of conscience is a way to find daily direction, experience emotional and spiritual growth and grow closer to both God and one's inner self.

What I Wish I'd Known in High School 2nd Semester


John Bytheway - 1995
    . . Class is back in session with John Bytheway. In this sequel to his best-selling What I Wish I'd Known in High School: A Crash Course in Teenage Survival, John Bytheway approaches the deep-down, soul-searching questions that teenagers ponder. He outlines each chapter as if it were a class in high school. 'Classes' cover such subjects as repentance, recognizing the Spirit, prayer, and preparing for the temple. The author has looked for answers to questions in the scriptures and from the words of the prophets. A lively lunch break between classes is vintage Bytheway. Teenagers will better understand the gospel when they read the answers to some of their own questions in John's humorous yet teaching book.

Aloha!


Chieko N. Okazaki - 1995
    Okazaki welcomes us into a garden of goodness where the gospel has the zing and zest of ginger. Sister Okazaki shares insights from the scriptures that are personal and practical. Christ is not just the way, the truth, and the life, she reminds us. He wants to be our way, our truth, and our life. The Christian way is not dramatic, flashy, or taxing. It is do-able, satisfying, and even fun.

Guide My Feet


Marian Wright Edelman - 1995
    Her first book, The Measure of Our Success was a #1 New York Times bestseller—spending 16 weeks on the list, selling more than 450,000 copies and garnering spectacular praise from Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, and Oprah Winfrey. Guide My Feet continues her crusade for the well-being of America's children by providing a counterweight to the lesson society is teaching this generation of children—to be soulless takers instead of empowered givers.Guide My Feet is a collection of prayers and meditations gathered from Edelman's own holiday rituals and experiences and the writings of such inspiring leaders as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, and Frederick Douglass. It urges readers to commit to and pray for strength and patience, and offers solace and direction for parents troubled by the commercialism and violence running rampant in today's society. Filled with wisdom, compassion and understanding, it provides an important spiritual and moral resource all caregivers can turn to as they strive to instill values, integrity, self-discipline and faith in children.

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before and After You Marry: Workbook for Women


Les Parrott III - 1995
    Full of lively exercises and enlightening self-tests that will help you and your partner apply what you are learning directly to your relationship, this version of the workbook approaches the issues from a woman's perspective. Each exercise includes an Full description

Affirmations: How to Expand Your Personal Power and Take Back Control of Your Life


Stuart Wilde - 1995
    It will give you a transcendent view that you can use for any endeavor you choose. Many great people in history have understood the simplicity of this power and used it to exhibit genius."--Stuart WildeOnce you understand the concepts taught in Affirmations, you will be able to rightly affirm, "My expectations are truly limitless."