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Bible Study Resources for the Women and Adult Study Groups of your Church
june 2009



Have you ever wonder what is means how to love someone? Love As A Way Of Life explores this question as a follow up to Dr. Gary Chapman's best selling book, The Five Love Languages. New for the women of your church, an in depth look at friendships by Sarah Zacharias Davis, The Friends We Keep and motherhood memoirs by Tricia Goyer in Blue Like Play Dough.


Love As A Way Of Life
Seven Keys to Transforming Every Aspect of Your Life

Each day involves countless interactions with others–not only among family and friends but also with neighbors, coworkers, even telephone solicitors. An attitude of love may not be your top priority in some of these encounters. But what if the ancient maxim - love your neighbor as yourself - applied to everyone, including those you meet in the most ordinary circumstances?

Relationship expert Dr. Gary Chapman applies the seven characteristics of authentic love to family life, friendship, the workplace, and beyond. Eye-opening personal assessments uncover relational strengths and weaknesses, while real-life stories and ideas for building habits of love will inspire you to grow into the complete person you were meant/created to be. Includes questions for personal reflection or group discussion.

ISBN: 9781400072590
Format: Trade Paper
Price: $13.95
Release Date: July 21, 2009

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Video: Gary Chapman talks about Love as a Way of Life

 

Treasury of Praise

The Friends We Keep
A Woman's Quest for the Soul of Friendship

Why are women's friendships so tricky? The Friends We Keep is Sarah’s thoughtful account of her own story and the stories of other women about navigating friendship. Her revealing discoveries tackle the questions every woman asks:

  • Why do we long so for women friends?
  • Do we need friends like we need air or food or water?
  • What causes cattiness, competition, and co-dependency in too many friendships?
  • Why do some friendships last forever and others only a season? • How do I foster friendship?
  • When is it time to let a friend go, and how do I do so?

With heartfelt, intelligent writing, Sarah explores these questions and more with personal stories, cultural references and history, faith, and grace. In the process, she delivers wisdom for navigating the challenges, mysteries, and delights of friendship: why we need friendships with other women, what it means to be safe in relationship, and how to embrace what a friend has to offer, whether meager or generous.

PRAISE

"The Friends We Keep is a true and tender testimony to the joys and struggles we women experience in our friendships with one another. As I read I found myself nodding in agreement, and sometimes tearing up in remembrance. We don't always get it right, but we need each other–and there is deep satisfaction to be found in the relationships we forge. I loved Sarah’s book and recommend it to anyone who seeks to know (or find) her truest friends."

--Leigh McLeroy, author of The Beautiful Ache and Treasured

ISBN: 9781400074396
Format: Trade Paper
Price: $12.99
Release Date: July 21, 2009

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Blue Like Play Dough

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The Blue Lke Play Dough
The Shape of Motherhood in the Grip of God

In the everyday stretch and squeeze of motherhood, Tricia Goyer often feels smooshed by the demands of life. In Blue Like Play Dough, she shares her unlikely journey from rebellious, pregnant teen to busy wife and mom with big dreams of her own. As her story unfolds, Tricia realizes that God has more in store for her than she has ever imagined possible.

Sure, life is messy and beset by doubts. But God keeps showing up in the most unlikely places–in a bowl of carrot soup, the umpteenth reading of Goodnight Moon, a woe-is me teen drama, or play dough in the hands of a child.

In Tricia's transparent account, you'll find understanding, laughter, and strength for your own story. And in the daily push and pull, you'll learn to recognizes the loving hands of God at work in your life… and know He has something beautiful in mind.

PRAISE

"I couldn't put Blue Like Play Dough down. Tricia's love of God comes through on every page as she shows what motherhood is like when God wields his rolling pin and smoothes the rough edges of her life. Before you know it, your heart will be putty in God's hands, too."

--Ginger Kolbaba, editor, Today's Christian Woman

ISBN: 9781601421524
Format: Trade Paper
Price: $13.99
Release Date: July 21, 2009

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Video: Tricia Goyer talks about her book, Blue Like Play Dough

 


To Order Contact Troy Hurst at WaterBrook Multnomah:

Phone: 1-800-603-7051 (ext. 891933)
Email: specialmarkets@waterbrookmultnomah.com
Fax: 1-800-264-5686


Even More Women's Resources!

Every Woman's Battle
I'll Bring the Chocolate - Satisfying a Woman's Craving for Friendship and Faith
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible
Completely His - Loving Jesus without Limits



 

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