Author : Caleb Kaltenbach
Genre : Religion
Publisher : WaterBrook
ISBN : 9781601427366
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"A pastor with an unforgettable inside story shows evangelicals how to nurture healthy, respectful, and biblically informed relationships with people in the LGBT community"--

Author : Caleb Kaltenbach
Genre : Religion
Publisher : WaterBrook
ISBN : 9781601427373
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Sometimes, grace gets messy. Caleb Kaltenbach was raised by LGBT parents, marched in gay pride parades as a youngster, and experienced firsthand the hatred and bitterness of some Christians toward his family. But then Caleb surprised everyone, including himself, by becoming a Christian…and a pastor. Very few issues in Christianity are as divisive as the acceptance of the LGBT community in the church. As a pastor and as a person with beloved family members living a gay lifestyle, Caleb had to face this issue with courage and grace. Messy Grace shows us that Jesus’s command to “love your neighbor as yourself” doesn’t have an exception clause for a gay “neighbor”—or for that matter, any other “neighbor” we might find it hard to relate to. Jesus was able to love these people and yet still hold on to his beliefs. So can you. Even when it’s messy. “Messy Grace is an important contribution to the conversation about sexual identity for churches and leaders. Caleb's story is surprising and unique, and he weaves it together compellingly. He states his views clearly, leaves room for disagreement, and champions love no matter where you are in this conversation.” —Jud Wilhite, Sr. Pastor, Central Christian Church

Author : Caleb Kaltenbach
Genre : Religion
Publisher : WaterBrook
ISBN : 9780525654278
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The author of Messy Grace, a former pastor raised by LGBTQ parents, who as a child experienced the bitterness of some Christians, shows you how to lead an organization to create a sense of belonging for all individuals. People find and follow Jesus better in community than in isolation. But shifts in societal norms, conflicting opinions, inaccurate scriptural interpretations, and personal emotions have made leaders uncertain of how to welcome those who relate in some way as LGBTQ. In Messy Truth, Caleb Kaltenbach shows how leaders of churches, ministries, and organizations can create belonging without sacrificing theological convictions. You'll learn how to design involvement systems, increase empathy, engage in pivotal truth conversations, and develop intentional plans and policies as they relate to LGBTQ. Best of all, this messy process has a vital outcome for those it helps: a growing relationship with Jesus.

Author : Laura Kelly Fanucci
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Liturgical Press
ISBN : 9780814637937
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In Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting Laura Kelly Fanucci sees the Catholic sacraments through the smudged and sticky lens of life with little ones. From dinnertime chaos to bath-time giggles to never-ending loads of laundry, Laura stumbles into the surprising truth of what the seven sacraments really mean: that God is present always, even in the messes of motherhood. A spiritual memoir of parenting’s early years and a sacramental theology rooted in family life, Everyday Sacrament offers an honest, humorous, and hopeful look at ordinary moments as full of grace.

Author : Gina Brenna Butz
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Our Daily Bread Publishing
ISBN : 9781640700260
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Change is hard. Whether it’s a good transition like a job promotion or a bad disruption like a devastating health diagnosis, it’s stressful. Gina Brenna Butz shares her personal stories of struggling with change and encourages you to trust God. She writes with compassion as she urges you to rely on God’s goodness, lean on Him for strength, rejoice that He is constant, and ultimately to find satisfaction in Him rather than in circumstances. Scripture helps you see change from the viewpoint of your heavenly Father. You can rest knowing He works all things together for the good of His children, even in seasons of stress-inducing change.

Author : Jen Babakhan
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
ISBN : 9780736976732
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Does having it all even exist? Former marketing executive turned third-grade teacher, Jen Babakhan never expected her transition to stay-at-home mom would bring feelings of grief and loss. She felt God was calling her to be home with her newborn son, and she wanted to be with him—yet she felt conflicted about giving up her career. Detoured chronicles the often-bumpy path Jen took to contentment and peace in her new role at home. She honestly shares the struggles and joys of being home, and the truth she uncovered about “having it all.” She invites you to walk beside her on this journey and find: a new confidence and peace in your decision to place your career on hold an invitation to discover your true identity that has nothing to do with your job title a sense of community and the knowledge that you are not alone in your motherhood journey Stay-at-home motherhood isn’t easy—but it can be the most beautiful detour you ever take.

Author : Lori Wildenberg
Genre : Religion
Publisher : New Hope Publishers
ISBN : 9781596699762
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Messy Journey is for parents walking the difficult road with a wayward child. Be inspired to drink the deep waters of peace as you draw closer to the Father of all prodigals. Author and licensed parent and family educator Lori Wildenberg offers practical grace- and truth-filled ways of navigating your relationship with a detoured child—whether they are rejecting faith, dabbling in sin, or wholeheartedly embracing sinful behavior. There is hope. After all, their struggle isn’t really with you—it’s with God.

Author : Caleb Kaltenbach
Genre : Religion
Publisher : WaterBrook
ISBN : 9780735289994
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With a voice of reason and grace, pastor Caleb Kaltenbach challenges the church to choose the path of hope in response to polarizing cultural issues that are straight from the front pages of today’s newspapers. Divergent politics, immigration issues, bullying, re-defining family, racism, terrorism, new ways of categorizing people, and multiple other issues are negatively impacting our communities today. Some feel the country we live in now isn't the same one they lived in twenty years ago. Culture is consistently changing, and many Christians are nervous about what tomorrow will bring. However, we don't need to worry, because we serve the God of tomorrow. Culture will always change, but God never changes. God owns tomorrow. He has been in tomorrow, prepared tomorrow, and will walk with us into tomorrow. He will help us handle our ever-shifting culture as we journey forward. Every cultural issue we deal with today is something that Jesus dealt with in his day. The issues are the same, they just look different. Yet Jesus trusted the God of Tomorrow and knew that he was in complete control. Because of his trust in God, Jesus engaged culture in a very intentional way, and we can do likewise. God of Tomorrow includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter, providing a great platform for small groups to dialogue about these culturally-relevant topics.

Author : Newton R. Francis
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
ISBN : 9781098057213
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This Wild Messy Grace of God on Display is the book everybody has been waiting for, that everybody can relate to, and where everybody can find the purpose of God's will for their abundant life in this life and in the world to come. This book is written for kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, governors, mayors, legislators, judges, prosecutors, doctors, nurse, teachers, men and women of all walks of life, boys and girls of all ages, sexual abusers, dictators, pimps and prostitutes, drug dealers and users, addicts and bullies, adulterers, gangsters, broken families and sufferers of injustice. Everyone's life in some way is lying under the cover of this book with the solution to improve who God created you to be. This book, like the Bible, will change your life and perspective on your present situation. Grace is the answer for your fears and doubts and insecurities of life's overwhelming pressures. Read this book and see how grace unraveled the web of your lifelong struggles to preserve and prevail. All 170 scriptures on grace the Bible contains are under this cover to laser-beam distract you from the lies of the devil that have wedged you in bondage for so long. Today you are loose from all shackles of his deceptions. By grace you are saved, through faith. Set free to be free indeed. It's my humble pleasure in Christ's grace, the inspired power of the Holy Spirit, to present you grace for your new life to begin today. Thank you. Grace infatuated me.

Author : A. J. Gregory
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Revell
ISBN : 1441201947
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While most of us trudge toward the cross with the best intentions, at times our lives just don't pan out the way we've planned. Messy Faith addresses the muddled adventure that we call "working out our salvation." It is being sure and unsure, whole and broken, warring, losing, and winning. It is being right and being wrong and having no clue, but believing anyway. And it is trusting in God to perfect the final product of our flawed, human lives. Author A. J. Gregory explores her own personal experiences, and those of a handful of flawed biblical heroes and others who have endured painful or simply ordinary realities in the journey to belief. This honest book will comfort anyone who has had a less-than-straight path to belief and those who continue to struggle.