Shelf Me: September 2017

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Anxious For Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World, Limited Signed

 – Max Lucado

Over the past few decades, studies have shown that Americans are the most anxious people in the world. We take the most medication for it, see doctors to treat it and spend fortunes trying to relieve it. How have we let our fears get the better of us? In Anxious for Nothing, Max Lucado leads readers to reflect on the promises of Philippians 4:4-8. This passage from Paul’s epistle contains an antidote to anxiety that will help you develop a mindset of resilience. Rediscover the power of prayer and take control of your thoughts. You can rest in “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding.”
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Hurt Road The Music, the Memories, and the Miles Between

 Mac Lee

Hurt is the story of Mark Lee’s dreams and successes, losses, and heartaches, and all the miles in between. The guitarist of Third Day is no stranger to heartache and hopes deferred; the road to success is never traveled without missteps along the way. This is the engaging true story of a teenager who found in music a refuge from the uncertainties of life and then set out to discover a better way to live than constantly struggling to make sure life turned out the way he planned it. One of the best things Lee has ever done is let go of his expectations about how life should be in order to embrace life as it is: a moment-by-moment walk with God. For anyone feeling knocked down or run over by their circumstances, Hurt Road will dare them to give up control to the One who already has the road all mapped out.
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority

 Clay Scroggins

Paul admonishes us to defer to those in authority, but what if they’re incompetent or half-hearted? How can you lead if you’re not in charge? One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. The truth is: great leaders don’t wait to be in charge to begin leading. Warning against manipulation and coercion, Clay Scroggins helps you develop genuine leadership qualities—including taking responsibility, cultivating influence, and doing what is necessary in a way that honors and respects God and others. Whether you are just getting started on your leadership path or you have been at it for years, this book will be an invaluable resource along your journey.

Publisher: Zondervan

Grace Is Greater: God’s Plan to Overcome Your Past, Redeem Your Pain, and Rewrite Your Story 

– Kyle Idleman

We’re saturated with a knowledge of grace. But when Jesus walked here on earth, He lived grace, sharing it through countless stories and real-life examples. In Grace Is Greater, Kyle Idleman seeks to do the same–to shake us out of our comfort zone with grace and to again be amazed, shocked, and enthralled as we experience Jesus’ radical way of living and forgiving. By hearing stories of lives transformed, you’ll grasp God’s love in a fresh way and find new freedom and joy in your own life.Paperback.

Publisher: Baker Books 

Awaken: 90 Days with the God Who Speaks

 Priscilla Shirer

Return to the core of your relationship with God – spending time alone with Him with this 90-day devotional from Priscilla Shirer. Awaken: 90 Days with the God Who Speaks, will help you mine the treasures of Scripture and fortify you for the day ahead. Awaken each day with fresh insights gleaned from the Spirit of God that will challenge, encourage, and strengthen you.

Publisher: B&H Books

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ImChris Charamba

ImChris Charamba

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