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A Purpose Filled God
A PURPOSE FILLED GOD

Author:Kendall Shoulders

Did you know that Adam was a foreshadowing or picture of Christ? Did you know that Adam died giving birth to his bride, Eve, just as Christ died giving birth to His bride the Church? Did you know that Adam died on a Friday just as Christ died on a Friday? Did you know that Adam was restored on a Sunday just as Christ was resurrected on a Sunday? Did you know that Adam was wounded in his side for Eve just as Christ was wounded in His side for the Church? Did you know that Adam shed blood for his bride just as Christ shed blood for His Bride? Did you know that Adam was confronted with the cup of iniquity in a garden just as Christ was confronted with the cup of iniquity in a garden? Did you know that Adam knowingly chose sin just as Christ knowingly chose our sin? And much, much, more.... What about Cain, Abel, Noah, Abraham, and Joseph? How are they pictures of Christ? Look inside and find out! You will forever be blessed!

Retails:$11.95
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Paperback:108 pages
Publisher: Wheatmark, June 2007
ISBN: 9781587368189



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Become a Better You
BECOME A BETTER YOU

Author:Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen reaches one of the largest audiences in the U.S. and across the globe--more than 42,000 people attend his church every week, and millions more tune in by television to hear his words of inspiration and wisdom. His first book, Your Best Life Now, has sold over 4 million copies and is available worldwide in 17 languages. His message of hope is helping people find a closer connection with God by learning to apply the principles of Scripture to their everyday lives.

In this new book, Become a Better You, Joel Osteen offers seven simple yet profound action steps that will help readers discover the better things they were born for... their individual purpose and destiny. As charming and passionate on the page as he is in person, Osteen incorporates key biblical principles, devotions, and personal testimonies that will uplift and enlighten readers. He speaks directly to the hearts and concerns of people from every walk of life. People love Joel Osteen--they love to be in his presence, to hear him speak, and to read what he's written--they just can't get enough of him.

Retails:$25.00
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ISBN-10: 0743296885
ISBN-13: 978-0743296885
Publisher: Free Press (Oct 15, 2007)
Hardcover: 320 pgs



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Your Best Life Now
YOUR BEST LIFE NOW

Author:Joel Osteen

Houston megachurch pastor and inspirational TV host Osteen offers an overblown and redundant self-help debut. Many Christian readers will undoubtedly be put off by the books shallow name-it-and-claim-it theology; although the first chapter claims that "we serve the God that created the universe," the book as a rule suggests the reverse: it?s a treatise on how to get God to serve the demands of self-centered individuals. Osteen tells readers that God wants them to prosper, offering examples of obtaining an elegant mansion or a larger salary ("don?t ever get satisfied with where you are," he cautions). In seven parts, he details how readers should enlarge their vision, develop self-esteem, discover the power of thought, let go of the past, find strength through adversity, give back to others and choose to be happy. The section on giving comes as too little, too late?Osteen?s message to remember others and "get your mind off yourself" flies in the face of the previous 200 pages. There are some good pockets of advice, such as letting go of past hurts and avoiding bitterness. Editorially, the book would have packed more of a punch if a third of its repetitive slogans and stories had been pruned. Theologically, its materialism and superficial portrayal of God as the granter of earthly wishes will alienate many Christian readers who can imagine a much bigger God.

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ISBN-10: 0446696153
ISBN-13: 978-0446696159
Publisher: FaithWords; Reprint edition (August 20, 2007)
Paperback: 320 pgs



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He's Fine But Is He Saved
HE'S FINE BUT IS HE SAVED?

Author:Kimberly Brooks

This is an entertaining and inspiring novel about the challenges and triumphs of three friends waiting to be found by love. Sandy attracts men who are only interested in sex. Now that she is saved, will she ever meet the right one? Michelle once dated Pierre Dupree, her church's finest and most eligible bachelor. She just knew he was The One, but could she be wrong? Liz hasn't dated in over two years. She is too busy taming her single mother who is forty-five going on twenty-five. Will Liz ever have time for a man, or does she even want one? Three Single Girlfriends, Three Separate Issues with Men, One Lord and Savior of ALL.

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ISBN:0976039001



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Truth Told
TRUTH TOLD

Author:J.J. Nash

The courtroom was crowded by the time Trina arrived. Judge Gray sat on the bench looking tired of all the same old cases that were presented to him everyday. Nodding to all the familiar faces Trina took a seat close to the front. Johnson failed to call her back, but Alice called once more and informed her that Vaughn was going to be indicted on two counts of manslaughter and sixteen counts of first-degree murder.
When Trina Robinson's uncle is accused of a series of murders, she feels it?s her responsibility to defend him at his trial and uncover the mystery surrounding the crime. Completely unapologetic, her Uncle Vaughn accepts his fate and anxiously awaits trial.
Trina enlists the help of her powerful mentor, ruthless attorney Ann Wright, to take the case. Even though she has to deal with her upcoming wedding and career decisions, Trina cannot let her uncle be convicted. But in her quest to discover the truth about the case, she must also find the truth within herself.

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ISBN:0595365035



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Hope for the Brokenhearted
HOPE FOR THE BROKENHEARTED

HOPE FOR THE BROKENHEARTED Biblical Solutions for Survivors of Abuse and Rape
Author:Todd R. Cook

Biblical Solutions for Survivors of Abuse and Rape is the subtitle of HOPE FOR THE BROKENHEARTED by Todd R. Cook. The subtitle alone expresses the depth of this self-healing book written for the victims of violent assaults.

Retails:$19.95
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Paperback:208 Pages
Publisher:ACW Press (July 2004)
ISBN:1932124292



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He-Motions
HE-MOTIONS

Author:T.D. Jakes

Jakes has helped millions of women discover the glorious truth of who they are. His bestseller The Lady, Her Lover and Her Lord was a groundbreaking look at a woman's most important relationships-with God, with the man in her life, and with herself-and was the first step toward hope and healing for women across the nation.
Now Bishop Jakes brings his unique perspective to this revealing look into the heart and mind of a man.
Men feel the pressure of fulfilling many roles in life: husband, father, son, businessman, and leader. Now Bishop Jakes comes to their aid with this guidebook to help every man understand his own emotional inner workings, and to offer biblically inspired direction toward being the man God wants him to be.
Practical, inspirational, and refreshingly honest, He-Motions is also the ultimate source for women who seek to comprehend and care for the men in their lives. It will help them decode men's often-baffling behavior and will offer eye-opening insights that will bring greater intimacy and healing to their relationships.
He-Motions will bring clarity and hope to men and help them strengthen their relationships with themselves, with the women in their lives, and ultimately, with their God. It is the book that millions of men and women have been waiting for.

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One Day's Peace
ONE DAY'S PEACE: A WOMAN'S JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE

Author:Tanya R. Bates

"One Day's Peace: A Woman's Journey Through Life" is an expression of self-love and respect. It takes you on a journey through various stages of a woman's life. You will reminisce about your childhood, re-live your transition from child to young woman, and remember the bumps and bruises associated with your first relationships, all to culminate at the stage in life where you have obtained your own "One Day's Peace". Your spirit will be energized to soar higher on your journey to inner peace and self-discovery

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Lust of the Flesh
LUST OF THE FLESH

Author:Beverly Rolyat

Poet/Actress/Author
Love, betrayal, greed murder and sex..all the ingredients for a great mini-series. Vivid...gripping... compelling. Excellent narratives/dialogues.

Book Description
Lust of the Flesh is an intense wallowing in human depravity. Within this audacious, breakneck novel lies enough violence, debauchery, bigotry, trickery and profligacy to satisfy the most jaded appetite. A compelling account of people living on the edge of madness, swept along by the floods of their emotions, wrecking havoc in each other's life, and leaving a trail of destruction and deceit.

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The Legacy of Love
THE LEGACY OF LOVE

Author:Jenafeca Smith



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Diary of A Crack Addicts Wife
DIARY OF A CRACK ADDICTS WIFE

Author:Dr.Cynthia Hunter

Have you or someone you know been impacted by the effects of drugs? Are you aware of the impact that it brings to the immediate family and those around? Cynthia D. Hunter addresses these questions and more in her book DIARY OF A CRACK ADDICT'S WIFE.

Retails:$15.00
ISBN: 0758208340



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Give God the Glory
GIVE GOD THE GLORY

Author:Kevin Wayne Johnson

Give God the Glory! challenges its readers to desire a closer relationship with God. In doing so, our connection to, and relationship with, Him unleashes the power that is needed to fulfill ones divine purpose. It is written for the Christian and non-Christian alike. The author enthusiastically embraces Gods Word for his life and, through the words of his subtitle, encourages his readers to know God and do the will of God as it relates to their lives. This book is systematically divided into two parts, with three chapters each. Supported by the Scriptures throughout, the central theme of each chapter focuses on specific strategies that challenge and encourage each of us to Give God the Glory! Overview PART I - KNOW GOD: The first step is to develop an intimate relationship with Him and to acknowledge Him in every area of our lives.

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Give God the Glory
GIVE GOD THE GLORY

Author:Kevin Wayne Johnson

Book #4 in the Give God the Glory! series is a detailed analysis of what the Bible teaches and instructs concerning the roles of the father, mother and children despite man’s intention to alter God’s plan for the family. This book continues in the tradition of the Give God the Glory! books and devotionals, with a unique focus on the biblical purpose and role of the father, mother, and child(ren). In this book, readers will clearly understand that the man is the foundation of the family, the family is the foundation of the church, and the church is the foundation of our nation. We will glorify God through the family unit and understand our specific roles within the family structure as God intended. To this end, our Heavenly Father is glorified as we, His earthen vessels, demonstrate to the world the beauty and fulfillment of The Godly Family Life.

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Give God the Glory-Let Your Light So Shine
GIVE GOD THE GLORY

Author:Kevin Wayne Johnson

Give God the Glory! Let Your Light So Shine is the third book in this series of nine. A companion to book #2, Called to be Light in the Workplace, this 54-page gift book offers clarity to the Scriptural definition of the word light. Light (phos) means “to give light.” It is that which enables us to see (able to clearly distinguish between right and wrong). It is the intellectual, moral, and spiritual element by which we may see (Matthew 6:23). Jesus Christ is the light of the world (John 1:9) and the ‘children of light’ is a term for true disciples (Luke 16:8 and Ephesians 1:8). God is the source of this light as the sun is the other.

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Give God the Glory
GIVE GOD THE GLORY

Author:Kevin Wayne Johnson

Give God the Glory! is the second book in this series of nine. Through the subtitle, Called to be Light in the Workplace, this book challenges its readers to be ‘light’ on their respective job(s) in each of the three phases of career progression: Entry-level (trainee or intern), journey-man level (middle manager), and senior level (executive or mentor). God’s Word ministers how to encourage others at work and influence positive change in the midst of dysfunctional places of employment. Through the lives of Jesus, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Evangelist Billy Graham, and many other recognizable and unrecognizable names, excellence in their jobs raised the level of productivity of others. It is systematically divided into three parts, with three chapters each. Supported by the Scriptures throughout, the central theme of each chapter focuses on specific ways to let our ‘light’ shine and to Give God the Glory! while at work everyday.

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Journey to the Well
JOURNEY TO THE WELL

Author:Vashti Murphy

In July 2000, Bishop Vashti M. McKenzie crowned a long career as pastor, broadcaster, and community developer with her election to the bishopric of the African Methodist Episcopal Church-the first time ever a woman has been selected. A powerful minister, a poised and attractive woman, a caring community leader, wife and mother, Bishop McKenzie was the subject of a front-page New York Times profile and communicates her message to tens of thousands each year with her electrifying preaching style. Now, in Journey to the Well, she shares her wisdom with Christian women of all denominations, everywhere.

Journey to the Well takes the biblical story of the Samaritan woman who meets Jesus at the well. It breaks down her experience--and the author's own-into twelve lessons through which a woman can empower herself, conquer adversity, and accomplish great things in her life. Each lesson includes Bible quotations, inspirational sayings, activities, and self-exploratory questions to guide the reader in a transforming return to God, self, and community-breaking through racial, gender, cultural, and ethnic barriers to discover a new, enlightened way of thinking and living.

Retails:$22.00
ISBN: 0670884847



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Sister Betty!
SISTER BETTY !

Author:Pat G'Orge-Walker

A hilarious collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of the Ain't Nobody Else Right But Us--All Others Goin' to Hell Church members, Sister Betty! God's Calling You, Again! depicts the lives and loves of congregation members like Reverend Knott Enuff Money, The Most Righteous All About Me, Minister Breedin' Love, and the good-hearted Sister Betty herself. Both insightful and laugh-out-loud funny, Pat G'orge Walker's novel brings God's message to the forefront with wit and humor.

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Every Day I Pray (Paperback)
EVERY DAY I PRAY
Paperback Edition

Author:Iyanla Vanzant

Beloved: Over the years, I have received many letters from readers who want to know how to pray. Some are afraid they are praying wrong. Some want a formula. Some think that their prayers are unworthy. I know how it feels to be afraid to pray, afraid you're praying wrong, afraid that your prayers are unheard. So I pass on to you the knowledge that changed my approach to and experience of prayer: your every thought, every word, every action is a prayer. If we can focus on God's presence in everything and everyone, then prayer will become as natural to us as breathing. This book is a collection of prayers I have written over the years in my prayer journals. They address a variety of topics and situations. It is my prayer that they will spark a light in your heart, and you will come to know the peace of God's grace. Please join me in making the thoughts, words and actions of our everyday lives more reverent, honorable and loving so that we can anchor the peace, joy and harmony of God on this planet. Be Blessed.

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Looking Back Between the Cracks
LOOKING BACK BETWEEN THE CRACKS

Author:Verna Bradley

About a neighborhood girl who got involved in drugs and was lead to believe that there was no way out. While incarcerated, when everything looked hopeless, after trying everything, Verna turned to Jesus and changed her life. She shares the comfort, peace and joy she found in Christ. With faith, she is able to forgive herself and to return to the same neighborhood where she grew up and become a witness to the power of Christ to others.

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Showing Mary
SHOWING MARY

How Woman Can Share Prayers,Wisdom, and the Blessings of God
Author:Renita J. Weems

The story of a young pregnant Virgin Mary visiting her older pregnant cousin, is one of the most profound examples in the Bible of an empowered mentoring relationship between woman. This book retells that story, revealing how both mentor and protege use their gifts and energies to support each other.

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From Pimp Stick to Pulpit
FROM PIMP STICK TO PULPIT

(It's Magic) The Life Story of Don "Magic" Juan
Author:Ann Bromfield-Bishop Magic Juan

I didn't believe the book actually existed. I was curious to see how 'Magic' went from pimp to preacher and this book will show that everyone has morals and can make that spiritual change, it is a must read.

Retails:$21.95



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Find it Fast In The Bible
FIND IT FAST IN THE BIBLE

Author:Thomas Nelson

The timesaving way to quickly find familiar phrases from the Bible. When you need to find verse, need an answer right away this is the book to use. Get your copy today!

Retails:$14.95



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Couples Devotional Bible
COUPLE'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE

New International Version(NIV) The Life Story of Don "Magic" Juan
Zondervan House Publishing

If you're newly married or are contemplating marriage, the best-selling NIV Couples' Devotional Bible is for you. Whether you use it together as a couple or as individuals, this Bible will draw you closer to God and to each other. Each weekday you'll read a brief devotional message and a nearby Scripture passage. At the bottom of the devotion, you'll find "Marriage Builder" questions for discussion or personal evaluation. At the end of the week, you'll find "Weekending," which combines a short, reflective devotion with Scripture readings for Saturday and Sunday. The NIV Couples' Devotional Bible contains 52 weeks of devotions--an entire year to help you start your marriage off right!

Retails:$19.99



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The Power of a Praying Wife
THE POWER OF A PRAYING WIFE

Author:Stormie Omartian(Foreward by Michael Omartian)

Reviewer: A few days after my husband and I filed for divorce, God put it on my heart to read this book. I read chapter one and we stopped the divorce. I finished the book and continue to pray the prayers in it daily. We are now happily married and more in love than when our love was brand new. Through this book God was able to completely change my life. I HIGHLY recommend it to every woman. Today's challenges and pressures can make a fulfilling marriage seem like an impossible dream. Yet God delights in doing the impossible if only we would ask!

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The Power of a Praying Husband
THE POWER OF A PRAYING HUSBAND

Author:Stormie Omartian

Reviewer: I am a Christian man who is currently about seven weeks away from wedding. As one is such a position any material that will help to encourage and develop prayer between partners is certainly worth the time to digest.

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The Power of a Praying Parent
THE POWER OF A PRAYING PARENT

Prayer and Study Guide
Author:Stormie Omartian

The Power of a Praying Parent Prayer and Study Guide will help you take the life-changing, family building truths found in the book and apply them to your own children and circumstances. Each week you'll gain new understanding and insight as you work through questions, ideas, and suggestions that assist you in praying God's way for your children. You'll also discover how to effectively pray Scriptures over yourself and your child -- a practice that will powerfully affect your child's life for eternity as you look back over time, you'll be amazed at how strategically the Lord directed you to pray and how He answered those prayers.

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A New Dating Attitude
A NEW DATING ATTITUDE

Author:Suzan D. Johnson Cook

A woman must become "Ms. Right" before she can find "Mr. Right," healing and victory can come for those who are willing to wait on God, receive God's teaching, and develop new attitudes toward themselves and in their relationships. Use the Beatitudes to change your own attitudes as you wait for the mate God is preparing for you.

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