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Below you will find titles recommended by Joy on a variety of topics including Biblical Teaching Tools and Inspiration, Adoption, Marriage, Devotionals, and books for Women.

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Most Glorious and Good Friday

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Blog, Teaching/Tools/Inspiration | 0 comments

  “It is finished.” Most glorious words spoken. Trembling, creation holds its breath as His heart gently thumps one last time. His gasping chest has ceased to demand air. No more utterances, moans or whispers from his parched and swollen mouth. Dried and crusted blood stain the ground below. Silence. All of creation had waited, anticipated this moment when those words would be spoken… that heart would make one final beat… it had been set into motion thousands of years before. With those words… sin had been...

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Because He Loves Me

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in For Women, Recommended | 2 comments

Because He Loves Me

Because He Loves Me by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick (Crossway Publishing). God’s love has the power to change lives. Christians, then, should exhibit the greatest transformation of all because, rightly understood and cherished, God’s love makes them increasingly more like the One who has lavished his love on them. Fitzpatrick shows how a genuine transformation of identity leads to a transformation of our daily...

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Lies Women Believe

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in For Women, Recommended | 0 comments

Lies Women Believe

Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Moody Publishing) Nancy Leigh DeMoss addresses forty common lies that enslave Christian women today, and helps women begin to walk in freedom and true joy. This book is a must-read for any woman who longs to be...

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The Valley of Vision A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Devotionals, Recommended | 2 comments

The Valley of Vision A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions

The Valley of Vision A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions (The Banner of Truth Trust) This collection of Puritan prayers and devotions is an excellent devotional book—use it as a guide to prayer when your heart is cold, or when you want to further fuel a heart already aflame for Christ. A 30-Day Walk With God in the Psalms by Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Moody Publishing) This book will not only help you make time with God a daily focus, it also provides rich insight into His Word and application for your everyday...

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Twenty Things Adoptees Wish Their Adoptive Family Knew

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Adoption, Recommended | 0 comments

Twenty Things Adoptees Wish Their Adoptive Family Knew

Twenty Things Adoptees Wish Their Adoptive Family Knew by Sherrie Eldridge This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children’s unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame. With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you...

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Adopted for Life The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Adoption, Recommended | 0 comments

Adopted for Life The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches

Adopted for Life The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches by Russell D. Moore (Crossway Publishing) During our second trip to Ukraine to adopt our son, Luke, this book was devoured by two desperate and exhausted people, my husband and me. We were in the midst of such incredible warfare to redeem our boy! We needed a plumb line to help us keep focused on the goal, not the difficult circumstances surrounding the adoption process. Moore addresses how adoption is so revealing in the character of God through every nook and...

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When People are big and God is Small

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Recommended, Teaching/Tools/Inspiration | 0 comments

When People are big and God is Small

When People are big and God is Small by Edward T. Welch (P&R Publishing) I use this book a lot when I counsel. Many of us have lost sight of how much we allow other people’s views to taint our perspective of God. We also allow other’s actions to have a far greater effect on our attitudes and actions than we should. In my life, the propensity of my heart has always been to please, so this book speaks to the bend of my...

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Ablaze with His Glory

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Recommended, Teaching/Tools/Inspiration | 0 comments

Ablaze with His Glory

Ablaze with His Glory by Del Fehsenfeld, Jr. (Life Action Ministries) If you want to be inspired and rekindle the flame of love for God, the late Del Fehsenfeld’s writings will help ignite your passion for revival. With accounts of stirring revivals in our day, the author demonstrated how revivals can bring renewal to America’s churches. A Gospel Primer for Christians Learning to see the Glories of God’s Love by Milton Vincent (Focus Publishing) To the Christian’s in Rome, the Apostle Paul says “I am eager to...

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A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Recommended, Teaching/Tools/Inspiration | 0 comments

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller (Zondervan Publishing) A Shepherd doesn’t simply love his sheep, he does what is necessary to keep them healthy. Keller does a beautiful job of painting a picture of the deep and loving commitment a shepherd has over his flock. This beloved classic will give new meaning to the ageless Shepherd Psalm, enriching your trust in and love for the Lord who watches closely over...

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