THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY is the third book in the Apprentice Series, which along with three other titles forms 'a curriculum for Christlikeness'.
THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY focuses on helping us learn how to live as apprentices of Jesus in our ordinary, everyday lives. How do we live out Jesus' kingdom vision in our families? What impact will our lives with God have on our lives at work? In what ways can we change the world we live in?Each chapter includes a 'soul-training' exercise to help embed Jesus' narratives into our minds, bodies and souls, along with questions that can be used for individual reflection or group discussion.
'I encourage you today to fan the flame inside of you. Fan it until it burns brightly. Never give up on the greatness for which you were created. Realize that your hunger for adventure is God-given; wanting to try something new is a wonderful desire; embracing life and aiming high is what you were made for. 'NEVER GIVE UP is classic Joyce Meyer: empowering, motivational, understanding and human. Drawing on the examples of other people who never gave up, Joyce writes on: Never Give Up On Yourself, Never Give Up On The Future, Never Give Up When Success Does Not Come Easily, Never Give Up Hope and The Rewards Of Never Giving Up.
New Day, New You draws from 19 of Joyce Meyer's most popular books to provide her readers with a fresh word from God for each day of the year. Each devotion is an excerpt selected from one of her books, selected for the encouraging and strengthening messge it offers. Joyce streses the importance of spending even just a few minues every morning with God. This leads to a fresh start for each day, no matter what has gone before.
Many want a simple life, but find it difficult to actually live that way. They fight a constant battle to balance work, family, friends, and other demands on schedules stretched too thin. Joyce Meyer breaks it down to the simple principle of exercising faith rather than doubt and confidence rather than people-pleasing. She writes from her experience of struggling to balance work, family, friends, and all the other demands on limited time to show readers the simple answer to a simpler life.Joyce gives these and other practical and easy to implement ideas for finding real joy:Â· Live to glorify God
Â· Let go of what lies behind
Â· Choose your battles
Â· Don't be afraid of what people think
Â· Trust God to change other people
Â· Live with margin
Â· Don't be so hard on yourself
Â· Stop doing things you don't do well
Â· Remember that God is for you.
Joyce reminds readers that the Bible is full of examples of God's provision and His instruction to focus on one day at a time. She encourages readers to set themselves free by realizing they don't have to do, fix, or manage everything. By embracing the fact that God is on their side they will be encouraged that he will help find a way to live a simple life.
'We are so focused on tomorrow that we often fail to appreciate and enjoy today.' 'One of my greatest desires is to see people thoroughly enjoy the quality of life Jesus died to give us - not just to read about it or talk about it, but to walk in it and experience it as a daily reality.' After coming through what seemed like a lifetime of abuse, hardship and oppression, Joyce Meyer has come to live every day in victory and joy. The breakthrough for Joyce came when she started to look at herself through God's eyes. There, she not only saw the truth about herself and changes she needed to make, but she came to know his unconditional love. Joyce Meyer's invigorating book: - Demonstrates the value of starting each day with God - Encourages you to make right choices, to trust during the trials - Reminds you of the importance of creativity, laughter and rest
Forgiveness is easier said than done and is one of the most difficult personal issues to deal with. When people fail to forgive, it damages - often ruins - relationships, causes stress and other health problems and can turn life and work into a prison of the mind. Without forgiveness, anger and bitterness become a cauldron of poison. The anger doesn't go away - it just gets worse.In DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR ... FORGIVE, Joyce Meyer helps the reader transform the simple phrase 'I forgive you' into a statement of true meaning that can take relationships to a deeper level.
By addressing where the need to forgive comes from, Joyce teaches readers to understand the importance of forgiveness, rather than letting anger's destructive forces take over their lives.
Dr Gordon Livingston has been a psychiatrist since the 1960s, and has heard from his patients the whole spectrum of those things in life that work and that don't work - and the limitless ways in which we are capable of inflicting unhappiness on ourselves. Out of this lifetime of experience he has extracted thirty bedrock truths, amongst them 'We are what we do', 'Only bad things happen quickly', 'We are afraid of the wrong things' and 'Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid'.Gordon believes that we all have a wonderful capacity to face loss, misfortune and regret, and that it is never too late to move beyond them and find greater happiness. This profound and incisive book of collected wisdoms and deceptively simple truths will encourage and inspire you to seek and recognise the best in your life - to realise that it is never too late to find your greatest happiness, and how to go about it.
Pastor Joel Osteen asks everyone to examine what he or she really believes. Why is this important? Because we will become what we believe. Our beliefs will prove either a barrier or vehicle as we strive to go higher, rise above our obstacles, and to live in health, abundance, and victory.In YOUR BEST LIFE NOW Osteen says, 'I am what I am today because of what I believed about myself yesterday. And I will be tomorrow what I'm believing about myself right now. God sees us as more than conquerors, able to fulfill our destiny. We need to see ourselves through the eyes of our Creator.' He says that our self-image should mirror exactly what God says about us, not what we feel or think. And he encourages readers to be people of faith, for if you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.
When I'm in power there are going to be some changes around here, I can tell you. May's Britain is going to be a better place to live.
Top Gear's James May is back with his hilarious and controversial opinions on . . . just about everything.
As well as writing about his first love, cars, James has a go at political correctness, the endless rules and regulations of daily life, the internal combustion engine and traffic wardens. He discusses gastropubs, Jeremy Clarkson and other trials of modern life.
His highly entertaining observations from behind the wheel will have you laughing out loud, whether you share his opinions, or not.
Car Fever is an indispensable guide to life for the modern driver.
Being given yet another pointless 'man manual' that told him fifty ways to tie a bow tie in under 30 seconds made James May certain there was a need for another kind of book. This book, in fact. He reckons there are nine vital things that a chap should be(P)2010 Hodder & Stoughton
Joyce guides readers towards making the most important decision they will ever make. Beginning with the decision to accept Christ, Joyce explains the life-changing impact that comes from knowing God in the most personal way possible. She walks readers through what makes everyone unique creations as a tri-part being - spirit, soul, and body - and how God relates to them in all three areas. Joyce demonstrates the importance of each part aligning to serve God fully and helps readers avoid pitfalls that keep them from achieving their best.Joyce breaks the book into sections covering each of the parts that make up human beings and explains in great detail the various challenges faced in becoming healthy in those areas and how to anticipate and overcome obstacles.Joyce's unique style shines through and delivers her core message of the importance of an intimate relationship with God.
'Words are a big deal. They are containers for power. I believe that our words can increase or decrease our level of joy. They can affect the answers to our prayers and have a positive or negative effect on our future.'Joyce Meyer shows us how the words we use shape our well-being and that choosing the right ones could change our lives for the better! In CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE Joyce provides a series of guidelines for making sure that our words are constructive, healthy, healing and used to good effect. Topics include:- The impact of words
- How to tame your tongue
- When to talk and when not to talk
- Speaking faith and not fear
- The corrosion of complaints
- Do you really have to give your opinion?
- The importance of keeping your word
- The power of speaking God's wordIn a 'Dictionary of God's Word' at the end of the book, Joyce recommends dozens of scripture verses to read out loud as one way of using and claiming healing words.
For at least two decades now modern man has been on the brink of a crisis. Persuaded by both the post-feminist political landscape and his representation in the popular media to remodel himself as an endearingly hopeless halfwit, he now exists only as an object of pity. James and his happy band of brothers (plus a few women, but we try to edit them out) are engaged on a quest to lead maledom to a broad sunlit upland strewn with slim books of English verse and neatly stacked with correctly sharpened tools arranged in descending size order. From here they confront the mysteries of romance and fashion, the cult of men's cooking and the daunting underworld of hardcore DIY. Read it and remember that, as a chap, your first duty is to be dependable. And then you can have a pint.
In her dynamic new devotional, international speaker Joyce Meyer provides you with powerful 'starting points' for every day of the year. Each day's devotion is filled with practical advice from Joyce along with life-changing promises from God's Word that you can quickly and easily apply in your own life. The world wants you to place your trust in your circumstances, your success, your talents, and the opinions of others. But God has called you to rise above the world, and put your full trust in Him - to believe and apply what He's promised more than anything else. Living this way won't just happen -you have to be intentional. But where do you begin? We all need help to make good choices, to battle worry, overcome anxiety, and keep a positive attitude. Using this devotional, readers will learn to grab hold of life this way, day by day, with trust in God.
'Our actions are a direct result of our thoughts. If we have a negative mind, we will have a negative life. If, on the other hand, we renew our mind according to God's Word, we will prove out 'the good and acceptable and perfect will of God' for our lives.'Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation - all these are attacks on the mind. But take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions to change their lives by changing the way they think.Joyce Meyer's all-time bestselling book:
ÂÂ· Shows you how to control the thousands of thoughts you have every day
ÂÂ· Helps you to recognise damaging thoughts that can influence your life
ÂÂ· Identifies the 'Wilderness Mentalities' that hold us back
ÂÂ· Demonstrates how to focus your mind to think the way Jesus thoughtJoyce shares the trials, tragedies and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family and ministry that have led her to amazing, life-transforming truth, and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way.
"I want to teach you how to cook good food at home. By stripping away all the hard graft and complexity, anyone can produce mouth-watering recipes. Put simply, I'm going to show you how to cook yourself into a better cook."
GORDON RAMSAYGordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course is about giving home cooks the desire, confidence and inspiration to hit the stoves and get cooking, with over 120 modern, simple and accessible recipes. The ultimate reference bible, it's a lifetime's worth of expertise from one of the world's finest chefs distilled into a beautiful book.
From nail biting to cell phone addiction, procrastination to overspending, bad habits seem to outnumber the good ones. Unfortunately, we pay a price for bad habits that outweighs the immediate gratification that they bring.Experts say that at least forty per cent of what we do is solely the result of habit, which is why it is so important to make good habits and break bad ones. In this book, Joyce Meyer starts by examining the nature of habits. The first habit - and most important one to have - is the God Habit. By making it a habit to start your day by reading the Bible and communing with God, asking for His help in your efforts and His strength and sustenance, the stage is set for overcoming the habits you want to break and establishing new ones in their place.
The author moves on to discuss fourteen good habits and devotes a chapter to each. The reader is given a specific roadmap to follow until the behaviour has become automatic (the definition of a habit). It's like following a SatNav to get you to a new place. After travelling the same route several times, the SatNav isn't needed for you to find your destination. The 'habit' of following the right route is ingrained.
Is this the right book for me?If you want to learn how to motivate yourself and be motivating to others, then this is the book for you! Easy to follow and invaluable to have around, each chapter focuses on honing particular skills, improving your insight and increasing your all-round performance. Including sound information from inspirational voices, motivational trainers and entrepreneurs, it explains what motivation is, how to define your goals, how to boost your creativity, sharpen your motivational skills, challenge limiting beliefs, create the circumstances for success and much, much more! By the end of the book, its simple but effective techniques will help you overcome the challenges of any situation effectively and imaginatively and to set and exceed your goals. It also gives you further reading and details of training and learning groups to build on what you have already learnt.Motivate Yourself and Reach Your Goals includes:Chapter 1: What is motivation?
Chapter 2: Create the life you want
Chapter 3: Motivation at work
Chapter 4: Create a compelling future
Chapter 5: Incentives to produce good ideas
Chapter 6: Discover your life's purpose
Chapter 7: Sharpen your thinking
Chapter 8: The power of setting goals
Chapter 9: Step to the edge of your boundaries
Chapter 10: Create circumstances for success
Chapter 11: Recognize people's thinking styles
Chapter 12: Take control of how you think
Chapter 13: Model success strategies
Chapter 14: Pick a skill you want to acquire
Chapter 15: Strengthen your completion drive
Chapter 16: Listening and questioning skills
Chapter 17: Coaching your inner team
Chapter 18: Tips for staying motivated
Chapter 19: Model success to master change
Chapter 20: Pulling it all together
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'Where the mind goes, the man follows.' - Joyce MeyerThe groundbreaking principles of POWER THOUGHTS are now encapsulated in a 365 day devotional, which encourages you to expose negative thinking and learn to think in line with God's Word. Walk with Joyce day by day, as she demonstrates the twelve strategies that provide the antidote to every battle your mind faces. The POWER THOUGHTS DEVOTIONAL will teach you how you can control the way you think and make positive changes to your life.
It's never too late for grace. Look closely enough and you'll see that theme all through the Bible. Page after page, story after story - God delights in turning tragic endings into new beginnings. The barren give birth, doubters become deliverers, and harlots are recast as heroes. In every biblical fresh start, we are reminded that with God, new beginnings aren't the exception; they're the rule.Using a blend of inspiring stories, Scriptural principles, and straight-talk, in You Can Begin Again, Joyce Meyer powerfully demonstrates that God isn't done with you yet. If you're stuck in a rut, disappointed by an outcome, hurting from a wound, failing in an endeavour, struggling in a relationship, or unsure about the future . . . don't give up. Don't give up on yourself, and don't give up on the God who loves you. If you thought it was too late, it's not. With God you can begin again.
Everyone who has ever lived has known the torment of fear. Fear will try to push you back and is always ready to attack you through your thoughts. But you can live free from it!God's promise is that you will be able to overcome this powerful emotion. In this book, Joyce Meyer shows that even though fear will surely challenge you, the Holy Spirit can still help you walk in faith. Find out:- How to keep fear from controlling your life
- How to move forward in spite of your fears
- How God stays faithful regardless of what you're feeling
- The one basic fear underneath all fears.You can act on God's Word and defeat this enemy. Now is the time to seize victory, by stepping out to do it afraid!
At home, at work or with friends, the quality of our relationships defines who we are, and can govern our happiness, success and personal fulfilment. Gary Chapman, author of the multi-million bestseller THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, shows how we can improve all our relationships - with friends, partners, family, colleagues, even strangers - by understanding the simple secrets of love.
By placing the seven essential characteristics of love - kindness, patience, forgiveness, humility, courtesy, giving and honesty - at the centre of your life, you will find your relationships transformed, everyday struggles relieved and sense of happiness and purpose enhanced.
When we hear the word addiction, we tend to think of unbreakable habits involving drugs or alcohol. But many people struggle each day with a different kind of addiction: a deep need for the approval of others. Their unquenchable thirst for love and acceptance often causes people to suffer in relationships, give up on their dreams, and even forfeit their destinies. The key to breaking free from approval addiction, and the people-pleasing that goes along with it, is to understand and embrace the love of God and others and to be able to love yourself.In The Approval Fix, best-selling author Joyce Meyer offers the practical insights and lessons necessary to find freedom from the need for approval. Anyone who wants to enjoy life and build healthy relationships, but struggles to feel accepted, will benefit immensely from this book, which is full of proven principles from Meyer's years of experience helping people find freedom in many areas of their lives.