Not Even a Hint by Joshua Harris,Brian Smith Summary
Based on his bestselling book Not Even a Hint, Joshua Harris offers a companion study guide specifically designed to address the issues men face. Versatile in nature, this study guide can be used in one-on-one accountability or in a church group setting. Book jacket.
Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) by Joshua Harris Summary
Lust isn't just a guy problem – it's a human problem. And unless we honestly confront it, lust will destroy our relationships and our lives. Joshua Harris, author of the runaway bestseller I Kissed Dating Goodbye, calls a generation bombarded with images of sexual sin back to the freedom and joy of holiness. This "PG-rated" book – straightforward without being graphic – speaks to those entrenched in lust or just flirting with temptation. Honestly sharing his own struggles, Harris exposes lust's tactics and helps readers create a personal plan for fighting back. Men and women will find hope in God's grace and learn the secrets to lasting change. Neither sex nor sexuality is our enemy. We need to rescue our sexuality from lust so we can experience it as God intended. Bestselling author Joshua Harris shows you how lust deceives you. Specific and honest without being graphic, this book–for both men and women–will guide you in creating a custom plan for fighting lust and celebrating purity. Praise for Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) “For your joy and Christ’s honor, I commend this book to you. It is realistic, practical, and hope-giving.” -John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis “A beautiful blend of grace and truth. Joshua Harris raises high standards of holiness while carefully avoiding legalism. I highly recommend it.” -Randy Alcorn , bestselling author of The Treasure Principle and The Purity Principle “I am very encouraged that my longtime friend Josh Harris has written a book about lust. May God use this book to keep many from allowing their minds to become ‘the devil’s playground.’” -Rebecca St. James, singer/songwriter Story Behind the Book “I was preparing a message on lust when I realized that the book I wanted to consult hadn’t been written. That book would make it clear that only Jesus Christ can free us from the hopeless treadmill of shame and guilt that so many well-intentioned people end up on. It would instill a love for holiness and a hatred for sin without dragging the reader’s imagination through the gutter. And it would be for both men and women, because I’ve learned that lust isn’t just a guy problem–it’ s a human problem.” –Joshua Harris From the Hardcover edition.
Technical Virgin by Hayley DiMarco Summary
Every teenage girl craves male attention. But how does she know when and where to draw the line? What if she's already stepped over that line? And how can she find her way back? In a culture where hookups and friends-with-benefits are commonplace, how far is too far when it comes to the physical? The technical virgin, a term becoming all too familiar with Christian teens, is someone who believes in abstinence but allows loopholes in their physical relationships, thereby compromising true purity. In this new book, Hayley DiMarco takes a look at what purity really is. With her straightforward, in-your-face writing, she shows girls - what they are really saying about themselves through their sexy actions - what happens when purity is reduced to a technicality - what words like abstinence and commitment really mean - what God says on the subject of purity With candid advice, personal insight, and tough truth from God's Word, Hayley DiMarco will help teen girls understand who they are so they can make informed, godly decisions about purity and sex.
Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) - A Study Guide for Women by Joshua Harris,Shannon Harris Summary
Celebrate Purity Overcoming lust is a process that requires diligent focus and accountability from others, and these in-depth guides help establish both. They’re designed for a variety of settings, from one-on-one accountability partnerships to Sunday school classes. Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) made the statement that lust is a human problem (not just a guy problem) and that Jesus can free anyone from its power. Going further, these gender-specific study guides feature questions and discussion starters that directly address the temptations unique to men and women. These resources are a must-have for anyone challenged to defeat lust and celebrate purity in their lives. Lust Is Not Just a Guy Problem Based on the bestselling message in Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is), Joshua and Shannon Harris offer a companion study guide specifically designed to address the issues women face. For use in a personal or group setting, this in-depth guide is a tool to help you apply the book’s principles as you go further on your journey to holiness. “Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) offers help and hope—not just for those who are dealing with sexual lust, but for anyone besieged by temptation of any kind.” —Nancy Leigh DeMoss Author, host of the Revive Our Hearts radio program Includes a Modesty Heart-Check for Girls Each of the ten small-group sessions includes: • Easy Review: A quick chapter summary makes review simple. • Discussion Questions: Questions that serve as icebreakers, and then lead to deeper discussion and personal application. • Accountability Follow-Up: Questions to help check each other’s progress in a truthful and caring setting. • Meditate and Memorize: Key Scriptures that will help women gain victory over lust. • Custom-Tailored Action Plan: Women will be led in a step-by-step formulation of an Action Plan, uniquely tailored to combat their specific battles. Story Behind the Book “I was preparing a message on lust when I realized that the book I wanted to consult hadn’t been written. That book would make it clear that only Jesus Christ can free us from the hopeless treadmill of shame and guilt that so many well-intentioned people end up on. It would instill a love for holiness and a hatred for sin without dragging the reader’s imagination through the gutter. And it would be for both men and women, because I’ve learned that lust isn’t just a guy problem—it’s a human problem.” —Joshua Harris From the Trade Paperback edition.
The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris Summary
PS, I Love You meets One Day in this magical tearjerker from a rising star in female fiction How do you hold on to a love that is slowly slipping away from you? Can you let go of the past when you know what is in the future? And how do you cope when you know that every kiss is a countdown to goodbye? This is the story of a love affair, of Ryan and Molly and how they fell in love and were torn apart. The first time Molly kissed Ryan, she knew they'd be together forever. Six years and thousands of kisses later she's married to the man she loves. But today, when Ryan kisses her, Molly realises how many of them she wasted because the future holds something which neither of them could have ever predicted… 'An adorable, heartwarming tale of love and friendship which bubbles with tenderness. Love it' Marie Claire 'Not since One Day's Emma and Dexter have we fallen so hard for a literary couple...The First Last Kiss will burrow deep inside your head and heart, and will stay there long after you finish reading. 5 stars.' Heat
True Woman 201 by Mary A. Kassian,Nancy Leigh Demoss Summary
Video series for "True Woman 201, "the highly anticipated follow-up to "101" Join Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Mary Kassian as they delve into Scripture to celebrate redeemed womanhood. Complementing "True Woman 201: Interior Design," these videos (ideal for small group use) examine the ten design elements of biblical womanhood drawn from Titus 2. You and your women will be encouraged and challenged to ask the great Designer to renovate your hearts and reflect profound truths about the gospel of Christ. DVD Content (each video approximately 21 minutes long) Week 1 Discernment Week 2 Honor Week 3 Affection Week 4 Discipline Week 5 Virtue Week 6 Responsibility Week 7 Benevolence Week 8 Disposition Week 9 Legacy Week 10 Beauty Dive into this video series, embrace God's design wholeheartedly, and just watch beauty fill your heart and flood out into your life and the lives of others."
Just Do Something by Kevin L. DeYoung Summary
Hyper-spiritual approaches to finding God's will don't work. It's time to try something new: Give up. Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung counsels Christians to settle down, make choices, and do the hard work of seeing those choices through. Too often, he writes, God's people tinker around with churches, jobs, and relationships, worrying that they haven't found God's perfect will for their lives. Or-even worse-they do absolutely nothing, stuck in a frustrated state of paralyzed indecision, waiting...waiting...waiting for clear, direct, unmistakable direction. But God doesn't need to tell us what to do at each fork in the road. He's already revealed his plan for our lives: to love him with our whole hearts, to obey His Word, and after that, to do what we like. No need for hocus-pocus. No reason to be directionally challenged. Just do something.
Secret Keeper Devotional by Dannah K. Gresh Summary
Secret Keeper Devos journal is a great follow-up study to the Secret Keeper book. It invites teenage girls to interact with biblical texts on modesty and God's view of true beauty. With blank pages for the reader's responses, this 30-day devotional will challenge girls to view themselves as masterpieces created by God.
The Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft Summary
"The Outsider" is a short story by American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. Written between March and August 1921, it was first published in Weird Tales, April 1926. In this work, a mysterious individual who has been living alone in a castle for as long as he can remember decides to break free in search of human contact and light. "The Outsider" is one of Lovecraft's most commonly reprinted works and is also one of the most popular stories ever to be published in Weird Tales. "The Outsider" combines horror, fantasy, and gothic fiction to create a nightmarish story, containing themes of loneliness, the abhuman, and the afterlife. Its epigram is from John Keats' 1819 poem "The Eve of St. Agnes". In a letter, Lovecraft himself said that, of all his tales, this story most closely resembles the style of his idol Edgar Allan Poe, writing that it "represents my literal though unconscious imitation of Poe at its very height." The opening paragraphs echo those of Poe's "Berenice", while the horror at the party recalls the unmasking scene in "The Masque of the Red Death". Famous works of the author Howard Phillips Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness, The Dreams in the Witch House, The Horror at Red Hook, The Shadow Out of Time, The Shadows over Innsmouth, The Alchemist, Reanimator, Ex Oblivione, Azathoth, The Call of Cthulhu, The Cats of Ulthar, The Outsider, The Picture in the House, The Shunned House, The Terrible Old Man, The Tomb, Dagon, What the Moon Brings.
Lost Letters from Vienna by Sue Course Summary
In 1977, Sue Course discovered a box of airmail letters in the dark recesses of a cupboard, written in German. Her German was rusty, but she could see that most were from her parents and grandparents and were written from the time of the Nazi invasion of Vienna in 1938. The letters revealed a gripping tale of their war and that of their extended family, the stories of those who escaped and eventually resettled across the globe, and their experiences in that process. The story was fleshed out through the later discovery of diaries and far-flung family members’ war memoirs. For Sue’s family, their entitlement to be a part of Viennese society and a citizen of the Austrian nation itself was lost when the Nazis annexed her country. Sue was just four when she arrived in Australia with her family, too young to appreciate the penurious circumstances of their life at a time where German-speaking foreigners were viewed as ‘enemy aliens’, and where there was little immediate opportunity for non-English-speaking professionals to find respect or employment in their professions. Antipodean life was a far cry from the genteel experience of being raised in Vienna, and this story documents superbly the displacement, dislocation and immense struggle for those who have had to flee their countries, with its destructive consequences: loss of identity, culture, career, family and social networks, or any acknowledgement of value to the host society.
Not Another Dating Book by Renee Fisher Summary
For every twenty-something who's thrown aside traditional relationship books in despair comes a new kind of dating book. Renee Fisher, a refreshing new voice for today's generation, pulls no punches as she addresses the real, relevant questions and issues young adults encounter today: How do I honor God with my body? What's the deal with online dating? Does it matter if my significant other is a Christian? Is there only one person out there for me? Can God use me in my singleness? How should I relate to my ex after a breakup? I think there's more to life than dating... but what? What happens if I've made mistakes? With her trademark wit and enthusiasm, Renee Fisher, Devotional Diva and author of Faithbook of Jesus, urges young adults to take a closer look at the way they relate to God and others, showing them that every relationship finds its perfect example in Christ. Each daily devotion includes scriptural insight, prayers, journaling space, and questions for further thought from real-life twenty-somethings.
Dating Successfully by Jeff Warner Summary
In a culture obsessed with sex, how can a Christian live in purity? How far is too far sexually? Are you tired of the dating game? How do you know when you ve found the one? What does God have to say about how Christians should conduct their dating relationships? These are important questions facing young people today. Come and explore God s timeless truths about dating. Discover God s wonderful and practical plan for finding the love of your life. Experience the difference that God can make in your relationship! Jeff Warner is the founding and the senior pastor of MCF Community Church (MCFcc.org). MCF s vision is to be a missional, Christ-centered community serving the DC metro area. MCF is a non-denominational, multi-cultural and multi-generational Christian church. Reaching the community with the hope of Christ is Jeff s passion and the passion of MCF. Jeff and his wife, Dawn, have four wonderful children: Jimmy, Danny, Katie & Johnny.
The Dust Prophet by Shannon Macfarlane Summary
In 1921, the tiny farming town of Harmony, Kansas, reeling from grief and desperate for comfort, places their faith in the daughter of a poor dirt farmer. But Esta Macphee is no ordinary girl. She speaks of being touched by God. And she possesses knowledge only the Lord could have bestowed upon her. But is she God's handmaiden or a clever con-artist? The local pastor believes she is something more sinister, and he will stop at nothing to expose her evil. The Dust Prophet is a story of unyielding ground, the limits of human suffering, and the desperate need for faith. At a time when even the earth rose up against them, a unique family of hardscrabble, yet gifted women, forged a path through the clouds of dust.
Voices in the Dark by Ulli Lust Summary
Germany, in the final years of the Third Reich. Hermann Karnau is a sound engineer obsessed with recording the human voice in all its variations—the rantings of leaders, the roar of crowds, the rasp of throats constricted in fear—and indifferent to everything else. Employed by the Nazis, his assignments take him to Party rallies, to the Eastern Front, and into the household of Joseph Goebbels. There he meets Helga, the eldest daughter: bright, good-natured, and just beginning to suspect the horror that surrounds her... Based on an acclaimed novel by Marcel Beyer, Voices in the Dark is the first fictional graphic novel by Ulli Lust, whose award-winning graphic memoir Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life appeared in English in 2013. It is the story of an unlikely friendship and of a childhood betrayed, a grim parable of naïveté and evil, and a vivid, unsettling masterpiece.