He Holds My Hand

Experiencing God's Presence and Protection

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Author: Carol Kent

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 149642168X

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 8088

2018 Christian Book Award finalist (Devotion and Gift category) He Holds My Hand is a page-per-day 365-day devotional. Based on Scripture, this devotional is written as if God the Father is speaking His words of comfort and protection directly over you. When Carol Kent’s son was sentenced to life in prison without parole, Carol was consumed with grief, sadness, and despair. She was distraught wondering why God permitted this to happen. She had prayed for her son since he was a small child. He had been raised with biblical principles and daily prayer. As Carol tried to make sense of everything, she couldn’t help asking, Where’s God when it hurts so much? In the middle of her sorrow, Carol turned to the place where she had always gone for comfort—the Bible. She was desperate to hear God’s voice. She soon discovered that the best way for her to “listen” to His voice was to meditate on Scripture and then write out what she believed He was saying. She wrote it as if it was His prayer over her life, and it comforted her. It was as if He took her by the hand, as a father would guide a child, and He gently led her in the direction of unconditional love, renewed hope, and fresh faith. Know without a doubt that God is with you and stands ready to protect and guide you. He holds your hand, and He won’t let go. Listen to God’s voice and put your hand in His. He is your Comforter, your Healer, your Teacher, and your Joy. Remember He holds your hand, and He won’t let go.

He Holds My Hand

A Moving Testimony from China

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Author: Yuen-Lin Wu

Publisher: Horizon Books Publishers

ISBN: 9780889650961

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Hold my Hand

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Author: Durjoy Datta

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351181952

Category:

Page: 224

View: 5113

...the rest shall follow Deep, an awkward young man obsessed with libraries and books, has his dream come true when he is sent to Hong Kong on an internship programme. Leaving behind jealous but encouraging friends, a supportive father and a hysterical, overprotective mother, Deep makes his first flight to a foreign land. And then he sees her, Ahana, a stunningly beautiful girl. But Deep also has to come to terms with another reality: Ahana is blind. Together they explore Hong Kong, Ahana guiding them with the smells and sounds of the wondrous city and Deep bringing to life for her the delightful sights he sees. They're living a dream, till Aveek, her gorgeeus ex-boyfriend, comes back into her life. Hold My Hand is a delightful young romance with a surprise ending.

Grace, Hope, and Love

MyDaily Devotional

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Author: Johnny Hunt

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400309697

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 8138

Grace, Hope, and Love is an inspirational weekly devotional that will encourage and instruct your heart in the ways of the Lord. Fifty-one Southern Baptist pastors and ministry leaders wrote these wise and insightful daily devotions on the timeless topics of the grace, hope, and love God offers His children. Reflect on each daily entry with Scripture passages, a devotion, and a prayer. The eighth annual MyDaily® devotional, compiled by Johnny Hunt, will be an excellent addition to your daily quiet time as you seek to draw near to the Lord. The unique viewpoints of 51 respected church leaders, including Dr. James Merritt, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Dr. Grant Ethridge, Dr. Don Wilton, Dr. Ted Traylor, and Dr. Michael Cloer, offer you deep wisdom and insight into the heart of God toward His children. Designed with an attractive, luxury package, Grace, Hope, and Love will be a beautiful gift as well as a top choice for those looking for a biblically solid and practical yearlong devotional.

Sally

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Author: CNN Lokko

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468947044

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8336

In her last year of high school, Sally meets William, a college freshman. The duo bond over academics and discussions about their Christian faith. The platonic relationship soon blossoms into romance until a reckless act brings their friendship to the brink of destruction.

Love is... Simple

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Author: Jo March

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 149188245X

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

View: 3790

You say you have only felt something close to this once before. I say the same. We sit on the edge of the lock looking down into the water... We are about to get swept away in the fastest river with nothing to hold onto but each other. "Whatever happens," I ask you, "don't let go!" And you promise me to hold on. To hold on till the end. Overcome with love for one man, and devastated by the loss of another, Jo Wyatt finds herself on a journey: a journey of understanding and spiritual discovery; a journey to uncover the truth. Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, this is a romantic story about living, dying, and loving; but most importantly, about keeping the faith. Love is Simple tells what it really means to follow your heart.

LIGHTNING HOLDS MY HAND

A Woman's Journal of Guidance

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Author: Andrea Goodman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595616152

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 244

View: 7898

"A beacon of guided inspiration to illuminate the dark night of the soul." -Donna Henes, author of The Queen of My Self "The lightning that streaks through these pages, evolving into luminous words, offers a message of sustaining comfort to all women and men who are in the throes of re-visioning their lives a way to 'take heart' and thrive." -Ione, author of Pride of Family, Nile Night, & Listening in Dreams " I feel there is a place for other women to enter and receive comfort from this story." -Normandi Ellis, author of Awakening Osiris, Dreams of Isis & Feasts of Light "Lightning Holds My Hand conveys to its readers the gift of a gift. In this thorough, exacting, intimate and vulnerable account of her own transformation, Andrea Gale Goodman honors, distills, and passes along what helps us to heal and change: dreams, oracles, guidance, friendship, nature and wisdom, all woven together and showing that 'the Universe leaves nothing out. It never drops a stitch or overlooks a voice.'" -Annie Finch, poet, author of Eve & Calendars

The Good Dream

A Novel

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Author: Donna VanLiere

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250011507

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5638

In this full-length novel from the New York Times Bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series Donna VanLiere has written a beautifully rendered and poignant story about one woman's unlikely path to motherhood and the healing power of love. Tennessee, 1950: Still single and in her early thirties, Ivorie Walker is considered an old maid; a label she takes with good humor and a grain of salt. But when her mother dies, leaving her to live alone in the house she grew up in, to work the farm she was raised to take care of, she finds herself lost in a kind of loneliness she hadn't expected. After years of rebuffing the advances of imperfect, yet eligible bachelors from her small town, Ivorie is without companionship with more love in her heart and time on her hands than she knows what to do with. But her life soon changes when a feral, dirty-faced boy who has been sneaking onto her land to steal from her garden comes into her life. Even though he runs back into the hills as quickly as he arrives, she's determined to find out who he is because something about the young boy haunts her. What would make him desperate enough to steal and eat from her garden? But what she can't imagine is what the boy faces, each day and night, in the filthy lean-to hut miles up in the hills. Who is he? How did he come to live in the hills? Where did he come from? And, more importantly, can she save him? As Ivorie steps out of her comfort zone to uncover the answers, she unleashes a firestorm in the town-a community that would rather let secrets stay that way. This pitch perfect story of redemption and the true meaning of familial love is Donna VanLiere at her very best.

Healing for the Heart

Encouragement and Truth for the Chronically Ill

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Author: Peggy Holt

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449746136

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 370

View: 5923

Cancer, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis are just a few of the chronic illnesses that plague many Americans, and Christians are not exempt. Living with a serious illness is not easy. The challenges extend far beyond the physical realm, and maintaining a strong Christian testimony is difficult. Growing in godliness and pleasing God do not come naturally. In the midst of such complex challenges, even the most mature Christians need help. They need more than just shared life stories or practical tips for facing their disease. They need more than poignant illustrations to inspire them or amusing anecdotes to make them laugh. While each of these aspects is helpful, what sufferers need most is the encouraging truth of the Bible. Only the supernatural, unchanging Word of God can give genuine comfort and effective help. "Healing for the Heart" is a devotional designed for Christians who are serious about seeking God's help in their time of illness. The entries are focused on Bible truths and are designed to provide encouragement, instruction, and gentle challenge. Strengthen your heart on a daily basis with this biblically-based and compassionately-shared truth.

Leaves of Change

Dusty Hued Memories of a Treasured Time

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Author: Elysia Hill Robertson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595324622

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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In a chance meeting on a dark Philadelphia night a soft-spoken southern gentleman catches the eye of an ivory skinned, auburn haired Hungarian. In a glow of lamplight the seeds of love and friendship abound with a twirl of adventure that walks the streets of Charleston's past. Leaves of Change is sprinkled with Italian spice, burning with the hellfire and brimstone of the Barbary Coast, and flavored with the conceit of San Francisco train barons, bankers, and Nob Hill snobbery.

Body of a Girl

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Author: Leah Stewart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101190485

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9361

A powerful, suspenseful debut novel about a young woman who’s obsession with a stranger’s murder has her venturing into the unknown... In Memphis, where the heat clings heavy like a second skin, it has been a summer of murders. Olivia Dale's job as a novice crime reporter is at once surreal—stepping in and out of strangers' lives with her notebook—and all too real. As she looks down on the twisted body of a young woman who has been kidnapped and gruesomely killed, she wonders if she could have been that girl. As she chases the story, she discovers that Allison Avery—so all-American, so like Olivia in age and looks—was just like her, except wilder. Drawn deep into the shadows and secrets of Allison's life, Olivia becomes caught up in exploring her own wild side and finds herself seduced by a perilous world where her life may be in danger.

I AM with You

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Author: Karen Chisholm

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499068425

Category: Poetry

Page: 110

View: 2932

These poems are God's gift to me in my morning quiet time and I make of them a gift to you. I am so often amazed at the words that appear on the page as I write. I know these thoughts are not the ones I am used to living with day to day, and I worship God for His words revealed through me, a simple seeker who loves Him. In these pages you will hear God speaking to you. You will also hear me whining at God (seems like when my writing is all about me and my shortcomings, I must be whining). and there follows a section that is perhaps rhetorical, perhaps not. We can all gain from the words written here. May these simple and sometimes inconsistent thoughts bless you and draw you closer to Him.

Come Away My Love

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Author: Anna Anita

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1619964120

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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We are all called to a wedding. We all come from a royal bloodline. We all need to see and take our positions As princes and princesses and walk as one. This is a book of poetry, each poem connecting to another. It tells the story of a Prince who called His princess to come away from poverty to her rightful place as the daughter of the King. But the princess forgot who she was, And the Prince found her begging for bread on the streets. With one kiss of His lips, She awoke from her deep sleep. The Prince brought her back to the palace Where a royal wedding took place- The wedding she always saw in her dreams

The Exact Same Moon

Fifty Acres and a Family

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Author: Jeanne Marie Laskas

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307484468

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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In Fifty Acres and a Poodle, Jeanne Marie Laskas described how she survived her first hilariously tumultuous year at Sweetwater Farm. Now she returns with a funny, touching, and personal new memoir of what happens after your dream comes true... With a picture-postcard farm, a wonderful marriage, two mules, and a new refrigerator that spits crushed ice, what more can a girl ask for? That’s precisely the question Jeanne Marie asks herself as she and Alex settle into their new life at Sweetwater Farm. Two years ago they left the city behind for a life filled with the practical, often comical, lessons of living close to the land—and they never looked back. Yet when her strong-willed mom is hospitalized with a sudden and mysterious paralysis, Jeanne Marie rushes home to Philadelphia and her extended, sometimes chaotic, but always loving family. It’s there that she realizes what is still missing from her life: a family of her own. Now it’s a matter of bringing up the subject to her husband, Alex, fifteen years older and with adult children of his own, who seems terrified that she’s thinking of adopting a Chihuahua. With warmth, wisdom, and unfailing humor, Laskas tells the poignant story of her search for motherhood—and what happens when a woman risks happily-ever-after for something even more precious. As she tends to her own ailing mother, Jeanne Marie discovers that the challenges and rewards of living with Mother Nature pale in comparison to those awakened by the nature of mothering. The Exact Same Moon is filled with hilarious and heartwarming vignettes of people and a way of life you’ll be glad you met. From "borrowing" sheep to help mow the lawn and sitting in on the racy hay jokes at the Agway Equine Clinic, to befriending the notorious old lady who holds the water rights to their future pond, corrupting the neighbors with satellite TV, and learning the fine art of going a-calling, Laskas proves once again that laughter, love, and wisdom are truly homegrown. From the Hardcover edition.

The Letting

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Author: Cathrine Goldstein

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1628306637

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the Devil? This is the question Veronica “Ronnie” Billings poses to Phoenix, her sworn enemy, the leader of the Peaceful Revolution, and the one she loves. Kidnapped by Phoenix’s rebels, Ronnie learns how wrong she has been. She had no idea that her patriotism was wasted on a corrupt government. Ronnie was proud to be a Leader; taking hundreds of harvested girls to the Letting facility. After all, she was saving them from future Couplings and bringing them to the safety of the New World. Or so she thought… Confused, Ronnie realizes the only way to discover the truth is to trust her heart. Together, Phoenix and Ronnie devise a plan to stop their corrupt government and preempt the dangerous rebel coup which is approaching. But when their plan goes awry, will Ronnie be strong enough to save Phoenix, her country, and herself?

The Sound

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Author: Sarah Alderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442499354

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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A British nanny looking for a low-key summer finds buried secrets, murderous attention, and unexpected romance when she visits the Nantucket Sound in this heart-pounding novel. The Nantucket Sound is a beachfront playground for the privileged and elite, where the sunny days are filled with scenic bike rides, backyard picnics, and bonfire parties. But all Ren Kingston—a visiting Brit still reeling from heartbreak—really wants is a quiet summer as a nanny for one of Nantucket’s wealthy families. Getting acquainted with handsome Jeremy and his young group of trust fund, private school kids was not part of the plan. Neither was befriending the local bad boy whose reputation is more dangerous than charming. After a dead body is found next to The Sound’s postcard-perfect view, Ren starts to wonder where the real threat lies. Because it’s becoming clear that her newfound “friends” are much more than they seem. They’re hiding secrets. Secrets that Ren wants no part of. But once The Sound has you in its current, it won’t want to let you go… This gripping novel “will immediately grab readers and…will not relinquish its hold until the last page” (VOYA, starred review).

The Movie Star Attraction

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Author: Mohana Shiva

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9384381950

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

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"Ramira Nair is the leading superstar actress of the Hindi film industry. Extraordinarily beautiful, super rich, with loads of talent and a Midas touch at the box office, makes her life truly envy-worthy for everyone. In short she has it all, well almost, except true love that is. After two failed affairs of the heart in her past, Ramira has lost all her trust in men. She is afraid that she may never find the kind of love that her parents have shared since forever. Enter Viraj Kulkarni, a successful corporate lawyer who is smart, handsome and equally rich. He has nourished a secret crush on Ramira for years. They meet at a mutual friend’s birthday party and sparks fly between them. They start with a slow (on his part) and cautious (on her part) courtship. Can a kind and understanding guy like Viraj really make Ramira see him for the trustworthy guy that he is? Can Ramira help Viraj face his own past and heal him? Will Ramira fall prey to the schemes of those who seek her downfall? Or will she rise like a phoenix, overcoming all obstacles including her own fears, and finally find true love with a wonderful, kind, loving man like Viraj? Though Ramira maybe a superstar, her story will resonate within every woman who has loved and lost, after all Ramira too is just a simple woman standing in front of a man asking him to love her."

The Poets' Wives

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Author: David Park

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408846454

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Three women, each destined to play the role of a poet's wife: Catherine Blake, the wife of William Blake – a poet, painter and engraver who struggles for recognition in a society that dismisses him as a madman; Nadezhda Mandelstam, wife of Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, whose poetry costs him his life under Stalin's terror; and the wife of a fictional contemporary Irish poet, who looks back on her marriage during the days after her husband's death as she seeks to fulfil his final wish. Set across continents and centuries, and in very different circumstances, these three women confront the contradictions between art and life, contemplate their emotional and physical sacrifices for another's creativity, and struggle with infidelities that involve not only the flesh, but ultimately poetry itself. They find themselves custodians of their husbands' work, work that has been woven with love's intimacies and which has shaped their own lives in the most unexpected of ways. Deeply insightful and beautifully wrought, The Poets' Wives is David Park at his best – a novelist whose work has the power to bring the hidden from the shadows, into a delicate and shimmering light.

This is Push

An Anthology of New Writing

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Author: David Levithan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439890284

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 232

View: 9740

A collection of stories from the best YA writers today, who all got their start under the PUSH label, includes new stories from Kevin Brooks, Markus Zusak, Kristen Kemp, Coe Booth, and others. Original.