The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Ambassador International

ISBN:164960159X

Total Pages:192

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Destination Hope: A Travel Companion When Life Falls Apart offers camaraderie and a beacon of hope for women who feel alone in loss, struggle, or change of circumstance. This book is not a self-help book filled with platitudes from people who think they have life figured out. Instead, Marilyn Nutter and April White link arms with the audience and encourage their readers through stories of their personal challenges in widowhood and chronic illness. Women are encouraged to see loss and hardship as part of life’s journey and are reminded to turn their gaze upwards, to the Provider of Hope. Within the pages of Destination Hope comes a sisterhood, a bond, that is formed only through the mutual understanding of loss and the need to find hope in hard times. Destination Hope is arranged into six chapters called Milepost Markers, which address various losses, disappointments, or obstacles. Each entry concludes with a Rest Area for reflection and journaling. A Postcard with a quotation related to the topic sends readers off with an encouraging word, as they travel on towards their destination hope.

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Hopelessly Hopeful During Separation: 28 Daily Devotionals of Hope for Those Experiencing Marital Separation

Author:Mollie Bond

Publisher:Ambassador International

ISBN:1649601751

Total Pages:132

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He’s gone. You’re separated and in the in-between season of marriage and divorce, where only a select few fully understand your struggles. In this season, when you don’t know what the next best step is and loneliness can overwhelm you, sometimes it is best to simply not take any step at all. Silently reflecting and turning to God in those quiet, doubtful moments can create hope and clarity that solidifies your next step; this is especially true when you are separated from your spouse. Unlike so many books with opinions on whether divorce or reconciliation is the answer, Hopelessly Hopeful During Separation: 28 Daily Devotionals of Hope for Those Experiencing Marital Separation instead speaks words of hope with no judgment on what you decide to do next. In this season of separation let Hopelessly Hopeful During Separation hold your hand and remind you to pause for the Holder of Hope, Jesus Himself. The short daily devotionals encourage you to look to Jesus for hope throughout this season. You are not alone. Endorsements: I was only two months old the day my father separated from my mother. Too young to recognize her tears. Too young to understand the deepening hurt as her separation turned into divorce. I wish my mom would have had Mollie’s book. I wish you didn’t need it. But if you’re in that emotional “no man’s land” that is too often separation, this is unlike any book I’ve ever read. I’ve never seen a book specifically for this painful, confusing season that is so personal. So real. So faith encouraging, yet so hard to read in places because of its honesty. But important to read. Not all at once. But day after tough day. Twenty-eight days of hope, reality, and encouragement. Full of hard-earned wisdom. Like Mollie says, “You’re not alone.” May the Lord reveal for you a path to health, healing, and life over the next four weeks and beyond. John Trent, Ph.D. President, StrongFamilies.com Author of LifeMapping and co-author of The Blessing God has a purpose for us. Our trials and troubles result in suffering which the apostle Paul in Romans 5:3-4 says causes us to “grow in perseverance.” In Mollie’s devotional, Hopelessly Hopeful During Separation, she reveals stories about how faith can be strengthened through the trial of a relationship gone south. Leveraging her God-given gifts, she shows how you can conquer that failure. Mollie is now using her personal testimony as an inspiration to others. Her writing inspired me as I went through a divorce twenty-five years ago, so I understand her pain. This devotional will continue to be a place for me to go to for encouragement. Diane Paddison Founder and Executive Director of 4word Author of Work, Love, Pray and Be Refreshed...a year of devotions for women in the workplace and Former Global Executive Team of two Fortune 500 and one Fortune 1000 companies Separation is a state of limbo in which you are vacillating between hopeful and hopeless. All kinds of feelings, questions, and confusion arise. These devotionals from true-life stories reveal that you are not alone and that can provide you a community of hope—hope that is found in the Lord. Paula Silva President, Cofounder FOCUS Ministries, Inc.

Hope Again

Author:Charles R. Swindoll

Publisher:Thomas Nelson

ISBN:1418515728

Total Pages:302

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Find hope to press on . . . Hope to endure . . . Hope to stay focused . . . Hope to see dreams fulfilled . . . Hope is more than mere wishful thinking. Hope is a vital necessity of life?a gift that God wants to give to you. And in a world that regularly writes dreams off as foolish and drains the hope from the heart with dark pessimism, Hope Again is a voice crying in the wilderness . . . a word of enthusiasm for life in the midst of any difficult situation you are in. Combining the New Testament teachings of Peter and the insights of one of the most popular authors of our day, Hope Again is an encouraging, enlivening, and refreshing look at why we can dare to hope no matter who we are, no matter what we face. As Charles Swindoll says, "If you want to smile through your tears, if you want to rejoice through times of suffering, just keep reminding yourself that what you're going through isn't the end of the story, it's simply the rough journey that leads to the right destination."

Laugh Again Hope Again

Author:Charles R. Swindoll

Publisher:Thomas Nelson

ISBN:1418554979

Total Pages:544

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Keys to a joyful life! Now in one volume, two classics from one of America's most beloved Bible teachers! "If you want to smile through your tears, if you want to rejoice through times of suffering, just keep reminding yourself that what you're going through isn't the end of the story . . . it's simply the rough journey that leads to the right destination." ?Charles R. Swindoll In Laugh Again and Hope Again, Chuck Swindoll points the way to the joyful, abundant life you long for . . . using the epistles of Paul and Peter to illustrate the hope and joy that come from knowing Christ. Let's face it, it's a big, bad world out there?suffering, temptation, stress, and discontent bring us down and darken our days. But hope and joy are gifts from God, and you can learn how to tap into them to make every day a brighter one, no matter what happens!

Historical and Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Hope

Author:Steven C. van den Heuvel

Publisher:Springer Nature

ISBN:303046489X

Total Pages:261

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This open access volume makes an important contribution to the ongoing research on hope theory by combining insights from both its long history and its increasing multi-disciplinarity. In the first part, it recognizes the importance of the centuries-old reflection on hope by offering historical perspectives and tracing it back to ancient Greek philosophy. At the same time, it provides novel perspectives on often-overlooked historical theories and developments and challenges established views. The second part of the volume documents the state of the art of current research in hope across eight disciplines, which are philosophy, theology, psychology, economy, sociology, health studies, ecology, and development studies. Taken together, this volume provides an integrated view on hope as a multi-faced phenomenon. It contributes to the further understanding of hope as an essential human capacity, with the possibility of transforming our human societies.

The Rising Hope

Author:Charles R. Swindoll

Publisher:Thomas Nelson

ISBN:1418576417

Total Pages:64

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These three titles are part of The Rising Hope Easter campaign. In his poignant booklet, The Rising Hope, Dr. Charles Swindoll speaks directly to the hearts of all people who need an everlasting hope. The only hope. Jesus Christ. As a teacher and pastor, he takes them confidently to the eternal spring of hope in the promise of the Gospel with teaching and a message that will change the present and eternity of those who read it. (Sold in bundles of twenty-five) In Walk with Jesus, a forty day Lent devotional, readers go on a compelling journey through the life and ministry of Jesus. This powerful booklet gives insights only a learned teacher could give while engaging the heart and mind only as a pastor can. Mission Possible is the adaptation of Walk with Jesus which helps elementary school age children understand the truth about Jesus. Children will find clues, facts, and the inside information they need to uncover who Jesus really is and what He teaches.

Live Hope Minute

Author:Mark Smeby

Publisher:BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN:142455568X

Total Pages:384

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Become a champion of hope! As we see chaos in the world around us, we want to have hope. But what is hope, and where does it come from? Hope is more than simple optimism that things get better, or a finger-crossed wishing that things go our way. Live Hope Minute explores the life-transforming concept of true hope and how to keep a godly perspective in our current circumstances. Through these short, inspiring devotions: • Your hope will become grounded in unshakeable faith. • Your life will become marked by love that you cannot help but give away. • Your vision will grow and keep you moving toward God and his plan for your life. When you discover true hope, you will find you are building your house on the rock that will not move. Regardless of the storms and challenges you face, you can demonstrate to those around you that life is more than just what we can see or feel. Be amazed at the power and comfort God’s hope can offer.

The Guardian Hope

Author:Mike Struck

Publisher:Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN:1457557630

Total Pages:362

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The events surrounding 17 year-old Hope have galvanized the world and made her the most recognized and hunted women on earth. The Guardian Hope takes readers on a suspenseful and dangerous journey from the Midwest to the Middle East, which includes an extraordinary and riveting respite in Rome. Author Mike Struck takes you on a non-stop adventure to some incredibly interesting places that will fascinate and intrigue you. The Guardian Hope begins where Remember the Father, Struck's first novel ended. Hope and her family are pursued by not only people who want to harm her, but also the United States government who's influence and unsavory motives force the family into a precarious situation. The Guardian Hope is a fictional modern-day thriller that will provide you with answers and challenge you with new questions. Mike Struck feels that if he cannot keep your attention throughout the book, he has let you down. So strap in and hang on as The Guardian Hope launches you on another fast paced adventure that will keep you guessing and thinking about the possibilities long after you finish the book. The Guardian Hope is a fast-paced thriller filled with innocence and evil... find out who wins this round.

The Vets at Hope Green

Author:Sheila Norton

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473550114

Total Pages:336

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A heart-warming and inspiring story about living the simple life, which readers are already likening to All Creatures Great and Small, 'like a Sunday Night ITV drama' 'Like a plate of hot-buttered crumpets and a mug of tea - warm, comforting and utterly delightful!' Annie Lyons (author of The Choir on Hope Street) Sam has always dreamed of working with animals... But her receptionist job in a London vets is not hitting the spot. Unsure whether a busy city life is for her, she flees to her Nana Peggy’s idyllic country village. But despite the rolling hills and its charming feel, life in Hope Green is far from peaceful. On first meeting Joe, the abrupt and bad-tempered local vet, Sam knows she must get him on side, but that is easier said than done... With her dream close enough to touch, will she get there, or will events conspire against her...?

One Sweet Day: A Hope Falls Novella

Author:Melanie Shawn

Publisher:Red Hot Reads Publishing

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The honor of your presence is requested at the wedding of Amanda Jacobs and Justin Barnes. Catch up with the "Fabulous Four" as all the girls come together to celebrate Amanda & Justin's big day!

Hope Falls Series Bundle: Vol. 1, Books 1 - 4.5

Author:Melanie Shawn

Publisher:Red Hot Reads Publishing

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Total Pages:N.A

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Sweet Reunion Justin Barnes left Hope Falls ten years ago, in the dead of night, and didn't think he'd ever set foot there again. That was just fine with him, except for one little exception: Amanda Jacobs. He had fallen in love with her unruly blonde curls and sparkling sapphire eyes, but she had been a teenager then, too young for him to act on his attraction. When Justin receives a phone call that his former mentor has passed away, he knows he has to return to Hope Falls. Justin just has one question - will the girl that once adored him have grown into a woman that can't stand him? Or will she still be the only thing in the world that feels like home? Sweet Harmonies When Karina Black hit it big in music, she didn't think it would mean giving up her name, her friends, her family, and the music that she loved. It was time for change and that's just what the sexy, sassy Native American was looking for when she decided to move back home to Hope Falls. What she wasn't looking for was love... When Ryan Perkins moved to Hope Falls, he knew that it would mean helping his granny run her café and maybe allowing himself the time to indulge in his love for music. Beyond that, the rugged, sculpted charmer didn't expect anything more than the simplicity that the quiet community offered. What he didn't know was that Hope Falls offered much more than simplicity... Will Karina really be able to give up her pop star life and fight for the music she wants while also opening her heart to the sweet melody of love? Will Ryan be able to live in Karina's not so simple world? Or will they both stop the noise around them and make Sweet Harmonies of their own together? Sweet Victory Samantha Holt has spent her entire life focused on her career as an Olympic snowboarder - to the point that she's never even had a boyfriend. Now the auburn-haired beauty has taken an early retirement to focus on her personal life, which is about to get a lot more interesting when a sexy man from her past comes to town. Can she trust him enough to be her first? Luke Reynolds has moved back to the Sierra Nevadas to be closer to his family. A big bonus is the chance to finally be close to Samantha Holt, the girl he's been interested in for the entire ten years he's known her. Their snowboarding careers have put them in close proximity before, but Sam seems to have walls up when it comes to him. The bright blue eyes and sexy scruffiness that melt other womens' hearts seem to have no effect on her. Will Luke be able to show her that it's safe to let her guard down? Home Sweet Home Lauren Harrison didn't have time for games. Everything in its place. Everything in its order. Everything in its time. But the gorgeous, high-powered real estate agent was about to find out that when it comes to love, there were some things she couldn't control. Nothing in life comes easy. Ben Stevens knew this to be true from an early age. The handsome host of a successful real estate reality show knew all too well that he had what he had because he worked hard for it. His charming demeanor radiated from the screen, but behind the camera, he kept his real life out of the spotlight. After becoming co-hosts for a new real estate reality show, Lauren and Ben will both find out that sometimes there is more to someone than meets eye. Will Lauren be able to see the side of Ben that lives behind the camera? Will Ben get to see what's underneath Lauren's polished shell? Only time will tell if they can both find a home of their own within each other's hearts. One Sweet Day - Novella The honor of your presence is requested at the wedding of Amanda Jacobs and Justin Barnes. Catch up with the "Fabulous Four" as all the girls come together to celebrate Amanda & Justin's big day!

Coyote Healing

Author:Lewis Mehl-Madrona

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1591438764

Total Pages:256

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Distills the basic principles used by Native American healers to create miracles. • Explores the power of miracles in both traditional Native American healing and modern scientific medicine. • Cites numerous cases in which people whose conditions were deemed hopeless were miraculously healed. • Enables readers to start their own healing journey through the exploration of purpose, meaning, and acceptance. • By the author of Coyote Medicine. Native American healers expect miracles and prepare in all possible ways for them to occur. In modern medicine, miraculous recoveries are discarded from studies as anomalous cases that will taint the otherwise orderly results. Yet this small group of "miracle" patients has much to teach us about healing and survival. Coyote Healing distills the common elements in miracle cures to help people start their own healing journey. Looking at 100 cases of individuals who experienced miracle cures, Dr. Mehl-Madrona found the same preconditions that Native American healers know are necessary in order for miracles to occur. The author reveals what he learned from both his own practice and the interviews he conducted with survivors about the common features of their path back to wellness. Survivors found purpose and meaning in their life-threatening illness; peaceful acceptance was key to their healing. Coyote Healing also tells of another kind of miracle--finding faith, hope, and serenity even when a cure seems impossible.

Status Enhancement and Fertility

Author:John D. Kasarda,John O. G. Billy,Kirsten West

Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:1483274039

Total Pages:278

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Status Enhancement and Fertility: Reproductive Responses to Social Mobility and Educational Opportunity provides a theoretical framework in which research findings on the socioeconomic determinants of fertility may be integrated. Starting with an introductory chapter on the substantive scope of the book, separate chapters provide a detailed review, appraisal, and synthesis of the complex research literature on social mobility and fertility; examine various statistical methodologies and suggest some fruitful avenues future research might pursue; and discuss the role of education in enhancing the status of women and the main intervening variables that link education to reproductive behavior. Subsequent chapters examines female labor force participation, the value of children, infant and child mortality, age at marriage and first birth, and family planning knowledge and practice. The final chapter discusses policy issues derived from models and assessments presented in the preceding chapters. This book may be used as an upper division or graduate level text in population courses.

Burning Center, Porous Borders

Author:Eleazar S. Fernandez

Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:1610974263

Total Pages:398

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Burning Center, Porous Borders articulates what the church is and is called to be about in the world, a world now globalized to the point that the local is lived globally and the global is lived locally. The church must respond creatively and prophetically to the challenges-economic disparity, war and terrorism, diaspora, ecological threat, health crisis, religious diversity, and so on-posed by our highly globalized world. It can do so only if the church's spiritual center burns mightily. Conversely, it can burn mightily in the spirit of Christ only if its borders are porous and allows the fresh air/spirit of change to blow in and out. While there is much rhetoric about change, the most common response to change is to continue doing business as usual. This is particularly the case in the face of perceived global threats. In spite of the hoopla and euphoria of the global village, walls of division and exclusion are rising, hearts are constricting, and moral imagination shrinking. In response to this context, Burning Center, Porous Borders proposes alternative ways or images of being a church: burning center and porous borders, wall-buster and bridge-builder, translocal (glocal), mending-healer, radical hospitality, community of the earth-spirit, household of life abundant, dialogians of life, and community of hope. In Burning Center, Porous Borders congregational vitality and progressive praxis kiss and embrace!

Fear Not, For He Is with Us!

Author:Brenda Carlisle Porter

Publisher:Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN:1098067347

Total Pages:188

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This is a very powerful book. Your whole outlook on life can be changed. You will love reading testimonies that the Lord has performed and also the powerful words of healing will become reality to you as you read it. Regardless of what your past or future holds, it is a healing and spiritual adventure. There will be emotional moments as you walk through this book. I am sharing my testimonies of my life before and after cancer. Each day I get to write a new page, I write prayers straight from my heart. My life is a story of blessings the Lord has given me. Christ has made a difference in my life, and for what He has done for me, I want to witness for Him. When I was diagnosed with cancer, the doctors did not give me hope. It is natural for you to find yourself looking for all sources of hope. You want signs from the Lord. You always pray and ask for healing, but as a human being, you still have fear of the unknown. You always want it in your timing, but you have to wait for the Lord's timing. Just know that you have to keep your faith and go to the Lord with everything. Let go and let God. Reading this book will give you peace of mind, knowing that the Lord is in control, and He is your ultimate source of hope. I really feel like this book will encourage and empower you to take charge of your life while you are going through life's challenges. Whether you are fighting a battle or not, this book will give you faith, hope, and courage. It can help you and your children grow spiritually and become more secure as a family. Help me to spread the good news. Tell your friends about this book so they will be blessed by reading it. It is a blessing to me to have written this, and I know it will be a blessing to you to read this. Please contact the author at [email protected]lottemkt.com

Reflections

Author:Dr. Phillip McClendon

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1453504834

Total Pages:156

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If you've been around as long as I have, you probably remember the songs of singer-songwriter Jim Croce. He grew up in South Philly, watching performances of Fats Domino and the Coasters on TV's American Bandstand. He looked like a tough guy, but everyone who knew him said he has a big, warm fun-loving heart. Jim Croce spent the first decade of his adult life toiling in a series of day jobs: teaching emotionally disturbed children, working in a hospital, driving trucks, operating a jackhammer at construction sites. At night, he would sing and play guitar in coffeehouses. He wasn't waiting for his big break- he was hustling for it. When he was twenty-nine, Jim Croce finally landed his first recording contract. His first album, You Don't Mess Around With Jim, was completed quickly, many of the songs being recorded in just one or two takes. Once the album was released, Croce's music, an acoustic blend of folk and rock, caught on fast. The first two singles released from that album quickly became number one hits on AM radio, and Jim Croce became a star. His long- delayed dream had finally come true. His first two hits were upbeat roack ballads. His record company decided to release a third song from the album-a soft plaintive song called "Time in a Bottle". It was about how precious each moment of life is and how quickly those moments pass, never to come again. The song wistfully recounted the things Croce would do if only he could keep time in a bottle and pour out extra hours whenever he needed them. Before "Time in a Bottle" could be released, Jim Croce proved that the words of that song were truer than he realized. On September 20, 1973, after performing in a concert at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Lousiana, Croce boarded a small chartered plane along with a flight crew and members of his band. The heavily loaded plane clipped a tree as it took off. Like Croce's career, the plane had barely gotten off the ground before it crashed. Jim croce was dead at age thirty. We can't save time in a bottle, and we never know how much time we have left. We tend to think about the rest of our lives in terms of years and decades. The truth is the rest of our lives might be measured in hours or even minutes. So we need to make the most of each moment we have.

Wolf Gold

Author:Kathryn Celeste

Publisher:Kathryn Celeste

ISBN:0648053652

Total Pages:436

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Hope has been a captive for around a year. It's hard to keep track of time when you can't keep the sun. As far as she can tell there is no way to escape alive. With no other choice Hope risks everything to make her getaway but she doesn't make it uninjured. Niall has given up on finding a mate. Living out of time he is positive the one person meant for him has long ago lived and died. As a pansexual wolf shifter the whole world should be his oyster but lately Niall has found it's harder to love. Under the massive strain of the pack without Alpha powers Niall is unsure of everything. Until he sees her. Finding each other isn't enough. Niall's soul is fracturing and the hunters are still trying to recapture Hope and the precious 'research' she stole from them the night she escaped. Will Niall and Hope be able to find love? Or will the pressures of their lives forever keep them apart?

The Loneliest Muse

Author:Tyger B. Dacosta

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:1469791803

Total Pages:180

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Even though she is over two hundred years old, Hope is the youngest of the nine Greek Muses who live on the island of Leisha. Hope wants nothing more than to please her sisters but she alone faces the greatest challenge a Muse has ever known: she lacks a talent in which to inspire others. Delphi, the blind Muse of Prophecy, foresees that in order for Hope to find her talent and fulfill her destiny she must do what no other Muse has ever done, she must leave the island of Leisha. Hope is uncertain but is assured by Clio the Muse of History she will not go alone. Aided by a magical, golden swan boat, Hope bravely sails off into the approaching dawn, uncertain of where the beautiful swan boat will take her. In this extraordinary fantasy tale, Hope embarks on an adventure filled with Fairies, Dragons and other mystical creatures that will teach her more about herself and her hidden strengths then she ever imagined.

Hopeless Determination

Author:Rick Packard

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1312785055

Total Pages:N.A

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Hope Robertson is an active, middle-aged Midwesterner with breast cancer. She’s determined to beat the illness, but her doctors can’t cure her. When there's nothing left to do but wait to die, Hope's husband Dylan convinces her to throw caution to the wind -- they quit their jobs, sell the house, and embark on a cross-country journey. Mixed with the carefree days of their adventures, though, are unresolved emotions that Hope still carries with her from tragic events of her past. Shelly McCarthy is an intelligent, up-and-coming East Coast track star with a bright future. But her world comes to a grinding halt when her parents die in a car accident on the night of her Senior Prom. After the funerals, Shelly learns that she’s adopted. With exhaustive detective work, and even illegal maneuvering, she uncovers the identity of one of her birth parents. With this information in hand, Shelly sets out to discover the past she never knew she had.

Boys to Men

Author:Tim Gray,Curtis Martin

Publisher:Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN:9781931018029

Total Pages:120

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This book is a Bible study guide designed specifically for men who want to build their spiritual strength. Each chapter focuses on a different virtue necessary to help raise up a generation of godly men. Virtues include: prudence; justice; fortitude; temperance; faith; hope; love.