Beholding and Becoming

Beholding and Becoming
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Author: Ruth Chou Simons
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780736974929
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Harvest House Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER ● PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER Ruth is such a gift to us—her voice is strong and honest, yet believably grace-filled and kind. We learn and grow into who we want to be when Ruth's words and art lead us. —Annie F. Downs, bestselling author of 100 Days to Brave and host of That Sounds Fun podcast Become What You Behold You are in the process of becoming. Every day is an opportunity to be shaped and formed by what moves your heart…drives your thoughts…captures your gaze. Is it any wonder that where you direct your eyes and your heart matter in your day-to-day? We become what we behold when we set our hearts and minds on Christ and His redemption story here in the details of our daily lives. Not just on Sunday, not just on holidays, not just when extraordinarily hard or wonderful things happen…but today. Bestselling author and artist Ruth Chou Simons invites you on a new journey to Beholding and Becoming. With more than 850 pieces of intricate, original artwork, Ruth encourages you to elevate your gaze to the One who created all things. Today is an opportunity for God to demonstrate His love and His faithfulness in the midst of your mundane. No circumstance is too ordinary or too forgotten for Him to meet you there in worship. His transforming grace turns your “everyday ordinary” into a holy place of becoming.

Beholding and Becoming A Guided Companion

Beholding and Becoming  A Guided Companion
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Author: Ruth Chou Simons
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780736979207
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Harvest House Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Journey to Becoming This beautiful guided companion to Ruth Chou Simons' Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship is a thoughtfully designed way to engage in deliberate soul-work—to linger longer in God's Word and reflect on developing a deeper relationship with the Savior. This companion will guide you on a journey of becoming more like Christ as you behold Him in your daily life: 144 pages of insightful study questions with room for notes to prompt personal growth 50 scripture verses featured to encourage you to meditate and reflect on God’s work in your everyday life Ruth’s intricate and uplifting hand-painted artwork on every page Whether used on its own or alongside Becoming and Beholding, this companion creates space for God's Word to transform your life as you direct your heart toward worship in the everyday moments of life.

Garden of Truth

Garden of Truth
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Author: Ruth Chou Simons
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780736969086
Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Harvest House Publishers

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Preach Truth to Your Heart In the rush of each day, it's easy to become lost in the struggles and distractions of the world. But God longs for you to experience the depth of His love, and every moment is a chance to remind yourself of His truth. This beautiful book from artist and writer Ruth Chou Simons offers 58 specially selected scriptures, each accompanied by hand-painted artwork and a short, heartfelt truth to direct your thoughts to your Savior. You will find reminders of God's character and presence in each entry, encouraging you to trust in His Word. Experience beauty and nourishment from God's handiwork as each day becomes a reminder of our creator's unending grace and love.

Fields of Joy

Fields of Joy
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Author: Ruth Chou Simons
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780736972178
Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: Harvest House Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Preach Truth to Your Heart God's Word leaves a legacy of joy as we live by it, build upon it, and let it transform our minds and shape our hearts. From bestselling author and creator of GraceLaced comes a book combining Scripture and affirmations to inspire you to rejoice in all things. With 58 specially selected scriptures, each accompanied by hand-painted artwork and a short, heartfelt truth to direct your thoughts to find joy in your Savior. We were made for joy. And yet, true and lasting happiness is sometimes harder to hold on to than it seems. With one thought, one word, it can slip out of our grasp. In a world of countless counterfeits, if you struggle to cultivate and experience true joy, Ruth Chou Simons offers these short meditations alongside her beautiful hand-painted artwork to encourage you to preach truth to your own heart. As you memorize Scripture and find encouragement in Ruth’s words, you’ll be transformed as you learn to “rejoice in the Lord always.” “These powerful reminders of God’s faithfulness will drive you to further dependence on His Word and a greater cultivation of lasting joy.” –Ruth Chou Simons

GraceLaced

GraceLaced
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Author: Ruth Chou Simons
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780736969048
Release: 2017-09-01
Editor: Harvest House Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

2018 Christian Book Award® This Journey Is as Perennial as the Seasons GraceLaced is about more than pretty florals and fanciful brushwork—it's about flourishing. With carefully crafted intention, this beautiful volume of 32 seasonal devotions from artist and author Ruth Chou Simons encourages readers in any circumstance to become deeply rooted in God's faithful promises. GraceLaced extends a soul-stirring invitation to draw close to God while... resting in who He is rehearsing the truth He says about you responding in faith to those truths remembering His provision to sustain you, time and time again More than 800 individual pieces of art came together in the crafting of this book, including dozens of new, hand-painted Scripture vignettes that Ruth is known for. Who we are and who God is never changes, even though everything else rarely stays the same. Let this book point you to truth as you journey through the changing seasons of your heart.

GraceLaced Deluxe Edition

GraceLaced Deluxe Edition
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Author: Ruth Chou Simons
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780736980708
Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Harvest House Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Timeless Truth Blooming with Fresh Beauty Immerse yourself in this deluxe edition of GraceLaced and find 64 bonus pages of gorgeous art and thoughts specially created for collectors and gift givers to cherish. On every page you will find incredible details to bring even more beauty and inspiration to your GraceLaced journey. Flourishing—that’s what GraceLaced is about. Flourishing as you rest in God, rehearse the truth He says about you, respond in faith, and remember His sustaining provision. In 32 devotional chapters that follow the seasons, artist and bestselling author Ruth Chou Simons illustrates the power of God’s truth though soul-searching words and exquisite signature florals. This deluxe edition features coordinating dedication plaque for gifting and special occasions elegant linen hardcover beautifully embossed with gold foil exclusive GraceLaced collector’s box for preservation and presentation 64 new pages of art available only in this edition expanded content including inspirational thoughts from Ruth and related quotes and hymns Give yourself or a loved one the gift of this stunning keepsake and experience the beauty of GraceLaced in a whole new way.

Foundations

Foundations
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Author: Ruth Chou Simons,Troy Simons
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780736969109
Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Harvest House Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Families are shaped one day at a time through the Word of God You want your children to become Christ followers, obedient to His commands, and fruitful in their faith, but where do you begin? Though there isn’t a formula or prescription for raising godly kids, what you desire for your family begins with heeding God’s instructions to remember and declare His faithful works to the next generation. Bestselling author and artist Ruth Chou Simons, along with her husband, Troy, are gratefully raising six boys on a firm foundation of God’s Word by preaching that truth to themselves and their family daily. In this book, they invite you to join them in the holy work of training children to know and love God for a lifetime. Foundations will help you direct your family one day at a time, as you explore 12 key truths that will help connect your children’s hearts—and yours—to the heart of God. With a simple, chapter-a-day format that includes Scripture, devotional thoughts, meditations, and discussion questions, this book will guide you in leading your family.

Beholding Bee

Beholding Bee
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Author: Kimberly Newton Fusco
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780375868085
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Yearling Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In 1942, when life turns sour at the carnival that has always been her home, eleven-year-old Bee takes her dog, Peabody, and piglet, Cordelia, and sets out to find a real home, aided by two women only Bee and her pets can see.

GraceLaced Seasons

GraceLaced Seasons
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Author: Ruth Chou Simons
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780736974905
Release: 2018-07-10
Editor: Harvest House Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Plant Yourself Firmly in God's Truth Unearth a rich relationship with your Savior using guided questions for thought from artist and author Ruth Chou Simons. GraceLaced Seasons provides encouraging Scripture and beautiful art to help you delve deeper into God's faithful promises. With plenty of space to record your sincere thoughts, humble gratitude, and heartfelt prayers, you will experience the beauty of change as each day becomes a reason to pour praise out to your Creator. Enjoy this experience by itself or use it as a companion to Ruth's stunning bestseller, GraceLaced. Whichever season your heart is in, dig deeply into your Savior's love and find promise and wisdom in each new day.

Beholding and Becoming

Beholding and Becoming
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Author: Jerry Coulter
Pages: 140
ISBN: 0940232510
Release: 1995-02
Editor: Unknown

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In Our Home Guestbook

In Our Home Guestbook
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Author: Ruth Chou Simons
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780736980920
Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Harvest House Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Open Your Home and Your Heart Your home is more than the walls that hold it up—it’s the people that pass through the doors and the memories that are made within. As you open your doors through hospitality, you’ll be blessed by the fruit of loving others well. Lined pages provide ample space to record comments and memories Including twelve key truths that connect your family to the truth of God’s Word A ribbon marker helps keep your place Lay flat binding and uncoated pages provide a great writing surface With beautiful artwork from Ruth Chou Simons throughout, this guest book for your home is the perfect memento of the life you’re building day by day.

Be Holding

Be Holding
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Author: Ross Gay
Pages: 68
ISBN: 9780822987826
Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Be Holding is a love song to legendary basketball player Julius Erving—known as Dr. J—who dominated courts in the 1970s and ‘80s as a small forward for the Philadelphia ‘76ers. But this book-length poem is more than just an ode to a magnificent athlete. Through a kind of lyric research, or lyric meditation, Ross Gay connects Dr. J’s famously impossible move from the 1980 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers to pick-up basketball and the flying Igbo and the Middle Passage, to photography and surveillance and state violence, to music and personal histories of flight and familial love. Be Holding wonders how the imagination, or how our looking, might make us, or bring us, closer to each other. How our looking might make us reach for each other. And might make us be reaching for each other. And how that reaching might be something like joy.

Freely and Lightly

Freely and Lightly
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Author: Emily Lex
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780736980388
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Harvest House Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Your Invitation Awaits… You’ve tried harder. You’ve been more intentional. You’ve done everything “right.” In your search for meaning and purpose, you’ve placed your hope in many different things—only to find yourself at a turning point, quietly asking, Is this it? Is this all there is? If the direction of your life is leading you away from peace, contentment, and true fulfillment, Emily Lex has some great news to share with you: God is offering you a better way. A way of real rest. A way of quiet confidence. A way to free yourself from expectations. A way to become the person he created you to be. A way to learn his unforced rhythms of grace. Do you breathe a sigh of hope when you hear this holy and gentle invitation from Jesus? “Come to me… Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” If so, then you are ready to accept his offer to recover and renew your life. Start your journey today.

Behold a Pale Horse

Behold a Pale Horse
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Author: William Cooper
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1622335023
Release: 2012-04-11
Editor: Light Technology Publishing

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Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in Top Secret government files since the 1940s. His audiences hear the truth unfold as he writes about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, the Secret Government and UFOs. Bill is a lucid, rational and powerful speaker who intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His presentation and information transcend partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests. He has spoken to many groups throughout the United States and has appeared regularly on many radio talk shows and on television. In 1988 Bill decided to "talk" due to events then taking place worldwide, events which he had seen plans for back in the early '70s. Since Bill has been "talking," he has correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the invasion of Panama. All Bill's predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from Top Secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 17 years of thorough research. "Bill Cooper is the world's leading expert on UFOs." -- Billy Goodman, KVEG, Las Vegas. "The onlt man in America who has all the pieces to the puzzle that has troubled so many for so long." -- Anthony Hilder, Radio Free America "William Cooper may be one of America's greatest heros, and this story may be the biggest story in the history of the world." -- Mills Crenshaw, KTALK, Salt Lake City. "Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate, the future is in your hands." -- William Cooper, October 24, 1989.

Searching for Spring

Searching for Spring
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Author: Christine Hoover
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0801019389
Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: Baker Books

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The Bible says that God makes all things beautiful in their time, but when we look around today we see a broken and marred world. Our reality is so often the "not beautiful" that it's hard to trust that God can make our mess into something good. So how do we live with hope for a future redemption of all things? In Searching for Spring, Christine Hoover takes readers on a treasure hunt for beauty in both familiar and unexpected places. Framed by the changing seasons, this journey will heighten readers' senses and awaken their affections for the creator of it all. For all who are in the midst of suffering, who find their faith withering, who are questioning whether God is at work--or even present--as they wait for something in their lives to become beautiful, this book will be a welcome reminder that God never stops his redemptive work and that there is a time for everything under heaven.

100 Days to Brave

100 Days to Brave
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Author: Annie F. Downs
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780310089636
Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Zondervan

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You were always meant to be brave. Whether you're making a major decision, dealing with a difficult transition, or facing a fear, 100 Days to Brave will give you courage and confidence to move forward. Annie F. Downs felt her challenges were too difficult, too scary, too much. Then she decided to stop allowing fear to hold her back. It wasn't easy or simple. But it was good. With honesty and relatable humor, this compilation of best-of writings and new pieces from Annie will give you the inspiration to embrace the path and the plan God has for you and experience personal growth. Dare to spend the next 100 days discovering that you are braver than you know and stronger than you thought possible.

What s Your Dosha Baby

What s Your Dosha  Baby
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Author: Lisa Coffey
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780786741861
Release: 2008-11-05
Editor: Da Capo Press

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Thousands of years ago, philosophers and scientists in ancient India devised a system called Ayurveda, or "the science of life," which explains the nature of everything in the universe. Now, in What's Your Dosha, Baby?, author Lisa Marie Coffey applies this ancient wisdom to modern-day relationships, offering readers an exciting new way to measure their compatibility with lovers, friends, co-workers, and family, and arming them with the insight they need to make all their relationships work. After determining their personal dosha—one of three personality types based on physical features and personality traits—readers can learn how their dosha interacts with the others, their physical and emotional communication styles, instinctual preferences regarding food, travel, lifestyle, and work, and much more. Perfect for those looking to end the squabbling with their mate, resolve a conflict with their boss, or get the man or woman of their dreams to commit, What's Your Dosha, Baby? will help readers find true happiness and achieve great success in life, love, and relationships.

Having Faith

Having Faith
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Author: Sandra Steingraber
Pages: 362
ISBN: 9780738216621
Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Hachette+ORM

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With a mixture of hard science and personal anecdotes, a mother and scientist examines the intimate ecology of motherhood during her pregnancy. A brilliant writer, first-time mother, and respected biologist, Sandra Steingraber tells the month-by-month story of her own pregnancy, weaving in the new knowledge of embryology, the intricate development of organs, the emerging architecture of the brain, and the transformation of the mother’s body to nourish and protect the new life. At the same time, she shows all the hazards that we are now allowing to threaten each precious stage of development, including the breast-feeding relationship between mothers and their newborns. In the eyes of an ecologist, the mother’s body is the first environment, the mediator between the toxins in our food, water, and air and her unborn child. Never before has the metamorphosis of a few cells into a baby seemed so astonishingly vivid, and never before has the threat of environmental pollution to conception, pregnancy, and even to the safety of breast milk been revealed with such clarity and urgency. In Having Faith, poetry and science combine in a passionate call to action. “A cross between the quirkily thorough detail of Natalie Angier’s science-writing and the passionate environmental advocacy of Rachel Carson. . . . A positively riveting narrative.” —Publishers Weekly “A convincing case that the increasing numbers of babies born with barriers to optimal development are a consequence of environmental insults. Should send parents and would-be parents to the barricades.” —Kirkus Reviews

Becoming Brave

Becoming Brave
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Author: Brenda Salter McNeil
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781493423996
Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Brazos Press

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"[A] powerful work. . . . Provides a road map for any Christian seeking greater racial justice."--Publishers Weekly Reconciliation is not true reconciliation without justice! Brenda Salter McNeil has come to this conviction as she has led the church in pursuing reconciliation efforts over the past three decades. McNeil calls the church to repair the old reconciliation paradigm by moving beyond individual racism to address systemic injustice, both historical and present. It's time for the church to go beyond individual reconciliation and "heart change" and to boldly mature in its response to racial division. Looking through the lens of the biblical narrative of Esther, McNeil challenges Christian reconcilers to recognize the particular pain in our world so they can work together to repair what is broken while maintaining a deep hope in God's ongoing work for justice. This book provides education and prophetic inspiration for every person who wants to take reconciliation seriously. Becoming Brave offers a distinctly Christian framework for addressing systemic injustice. It challenges Christians to be everyday activists who become brave enough to break the silence and work with others to dismantle systems of injustice and inequality.

Becoming Beholders

Becoming Beholders
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Author: Karen E. Eifler,Thomas M. Landy
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9780814682968
Release: 2014-04-28
Editor: Liturgical Press

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Catholic colleges and universities have long engaged in conversation about how to fulfill their mission in creative ways across the curriculum. The "sacramental vision" of Catholic higher education posits that God is made manifest in the study of all disciplines. Becoming Beholders is the first book to share pedagogical strategies about how to do that. Twenty faculty—from many religious backgrounds, and in fields such as chemistry, economics, English, history, mathematics, sociology and theology—discuss ways that their teaching nourishes students' ability to find the transcendent in their studies.