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  • Grieving Room : Making Space For All The Hard Things After Death And Loss

    $26.99

    When we lose someone we love, we are forever changed. When our person dies, our grief needs room.

    People long to reduce the enormity of our grief. “”Time heals all wounds,”” they tell us, or “”At least she isn’t in pain anymore.”” Yet no matter how hard others try to stuff our grief into a process or a plan, grief cannot be willed away.

    Leanne Friesen thought she knew a lot about bereavement. She had studied it in school and preached at memorial services. But only when her own sister died from cancer did she learn, in her very bones, what grieving people don’t need–and what they do. In Grieving Room, Friesen writes with vulnerability, wisdom, and somehow even wit about the stark and sacred lessons learned at deathbeds and funerals. When someone dies, we need room for imperfect goodbyes, she writes, and room for a changing faith. We need room for regret and room to rage at the world. Room for hard holidays and room in our schedules. We need room for redemption and room for resurrection–and we also need room to never “”get over it.””

    In this poignant account of a sister’s mourning and a pastor’s journey, Friesen pushes back against a world that wants to minimize our sorrow and avoid our despair. She helps those of us walking with the grieving figure out what to say and what not to say, and she offers practical ways to create ample space for every emotion and experience. Reflection questions, practices, and prayers at the end of the book offer guidance and ideas for individuals and groups.

    In a world that wants to rush toward closure and healing, Grieving Room gives us permission to let loss linger. When the very worst happens, we can learn to give ourselves and others grieving room.

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  • Persevering Power : Encouragement For When You’re Oppressed By Life

    $18.00

    Life is filled with challenges. We might be weary and overwhelmed by the world around us. Whether we are facing personal struggles or working against unjust circumstances, it can feel like the odds are against us. Does God care? How can we carry on?

    There is hope for us because God is a God of justice who cares for people in distress. Bruce Strom shows how those facing difficulties can receive God’s power to persevere. By looking to God’s perspective and purpose, we can find direction for what God has in store for us. He transforms our understanding of the past and gives us resources to renew our souls and find fresh strength to continue on. Strom shares how God has been active in his life and in others’, encouraging us with examples of how lives can change and things can be different.

    If you’re running on empty and are tired from the fight, discover the persevering power God has for you.

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  • When Religion Hurts You

    $19.99

    Religious trauma is something that happens far more often than most people realize.

    In When Religion Hurts You, Dr. Laura Anderson takes an honest look at a side of religion that few like to talk about. Drawing from her own life and therapy practice, she helps readers understand what religious trauma is and isn’t, and how high-control churches can be harmful and abusive, often resulting in trauma. She shows how elements of fundamentalist church life–such as fear of hell, purity culture, corporal punishment, and authoritarian leaders–can cause psychological, relational, physical, and spiritual damage.

    As she explores the growing phenomenon of religious trauma, Dr. Anderson helps readers embark on a journey of living as healing individuals and finding a new foundation to stand on. Recognizing that healing is a lifelong rather than a linear process, she offers markers of healing for those coming out of painful religious experiences and hope for finding wholeness after religious trauma.

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  • When Religion Hurts You

    $39.99

    Religious trauma is something that happens far more often than most people realize.

    In When Religion Hurts You, Dr. Laura Anderson takes an honest look at a side of religion that few like to talk about. Drawing from her own life and therapy practice, she helps readers understand what religious trauma is and isn’t, and how high-control churches can be harmful and abusive, often resulting in trauma. She shows how elements of fundamentalist church life–such as fear of hell, purity culture, corporal punishment, and authoritarian leaders–can cause psychological, relational, physical, and spiritual damage.

    As she explores the growing phenomenon of religious trauma, Dr. Anderson helps readers embark on a journey of living as healing individuals and finding a new foundation to stand on. Recognizing that healing is a lifelong rather than a linear process, she offers markers of healing for those coming out of painful religious experiences and hope for finding wholeness after religious trauma.

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  • Here Today Ghosted Tomorrow

    $6.99

    Get the practical tools, psychology, and hope to deal with ghosting and the tumultuous emotions that follow in this easy-to-read handbook by Dr. Gregory Jantz! With Here Today, Ghosted Tomorrow, you will learn:

    *What ghosting is and why it matters
    *Why people “ghost” (and why it hurts so much)
    *The 7 damaging effects of ghosting (betrayal, rejection, mental health issues, and more)
    *How to regain hope and heal any pain and abandonment

    Was it something I said? What did I do wrong? How can I fix this? If a friend or loved one has ever ghosted you, the pain can sting like deep wound. But you can overcome this grief, even without the closure you might think you need. Enjoy having:

    *Real, relatable stories
    *Definitions, statistics, and easy-to-understand summaries
    *Tried and tested psychological and spiritual advice
    *Encouraging scriptures to heal

    Has someone in your life cut off all communication with you, abruptly and without explanation, leaving you feeling hurt, abandoned, and perplexed? Without a word, they just stopped responding to your phone calls or texts? Maybe you’ve been blocked on social media or no longer see them at church or the office? Ghosting hurts, and it casts a showdown of doubt and uncertainty upon your sense of self-worth. But there’s hope in resilience and healing.

    Get Practical Advice on What To Do If You’ve Been Ghosted

    Featuring helpful checklists and research in an easy-to-read format, Jantz’s Here Today, Ghosted Tomorrow doesn’t just give you basic, one-size-fits-all explanations. This handy resource gives you detailed, step-by-step tools and encouragement to grow stronger and more resilient in your current and future relationships. Gain practical tips like:

    *10 ways to deal with rejection
    *What to do if a ghoster reappears in your life (what to say, and how to protect yourself)
    *How to evaluate whether or not you should reconnect
    *Know if there are ever healthy reasons to ghost someone
    *And more!

    Enjoy Having the Tools to Grow and Become More Resilient

    You don’t have to just move from one toxic relationship to another! You can gain the skills and tools to find friendships that are healthy, nurturing, and positive. When you leave the negativity behind, you will also be equipped with simple tools to build safe and trusted relationships built on mutual support. Some of these tools include:

    *5 steps to recover from a toxic relationship
    *10 signs someone has a good heart
    *7 ways to invest in h

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  • Someone I Know Is Grieving

    $11.99

    Bestselling author and counselor Edward T. Welch walks readers through the difficult task of coming alongside grieving people with genuine compassion and humility.

    When someone is grieving, it can be hard to know what to say or do. We want to be helpful, not hurtful, but it’s easy to go wrong. The good news is that we can learn to approach those who are grieving with the same compassion that Jesus shows us when we are grieving. It starts with humility and listening well and expands into practical support as the Spirit leads us.

    In Someone I Know Is Grieving, Edward T. Welch leans on his many years of counseling grieving people to help readers learn from their compassionate Savior how to respond to people’s sadness and hard times without advice or trying to “fix it,” but to instead hear their story, learn from others’ experiences, and depend on the Spirit for wisdom for what to say and do.

    *Practical, accessible, spiritual guidance on responding with compassion to another person’s troubles written by an experienced counselor

    *Part of the Ask the Christian Counselor series, walking readers through their deepest and most profound questions

    *Gives readers the tools to avoid common mistakes made in responding to grieving people and a wise and kind way forward that expresses the love of God. Compact format goes deeper than New Growth Press’s popular minibooks without overwhelming the reader

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  • Stay Here : Uncovering God’s Plan To Restore Your Mental Health

    $17.99

    Please stay. The world is so much better with you in it.

    Every forty seconds, someone takes his or her life. Anxiety, depression, and suicide are at all-time highs–and they’re stealing our sons, daughters, friends, and spouses.

    With tender passion and bold hope, Jacob Coyne, founder of Stay Here, infuses life into the dark corners of mental health. Giving hurting souls a reason to live, he shows not only how Jesus brings life to the full, but also how anyone–regardless of their past or pain–can find healing, including how to:

    * attack our anxiety and calm our storms;
    * defeat depression and live with a sound mind;
    * overcome intrusive suicidal thoughts and enjoy life; and
    * transform pain, trauma, suicidal thoughts, and addictions into purpose.

    It’s okay to not be okay–but you don’t have to stay that way. It’s time to shine the hope of Christ into the darkness and witness His love transform broken souls into living, breathing signs to live.

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  • How To Find Hope When Life Hurts

    $7.99

    Heal Emotional Wounds and Free Yourself from the Past

    We all experience emotional pain, but few of us know how to deal with it properly. Our unresolved pain accumulates deep within the recesses of our hearts, in a place Jimmy Evans calls the “hurt pocket.” The more we accumulate, the more we are mentally, emotionally, and relationally crippled. But what if we could reach into that hurt pocket, confront our pain, and experience release and freedom?

    In this life-changing book, Jimmy Evans shows you how to completely remove and resolve every negative event from your past that is compromising your present and keeping you from your God-given destiny. With inspired vulnerability and searing honesty, he helps you forgive others (and yourself) and discover true inner peace and hope for the future.

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  • Hem Of His Garment

    $17.99

    Hope for When the Pain Won’t Quit

    Everyone experiences pain at times. It can manifest physically, emotionally, relationally, or spiritually. It can follow tragic accidents, great loss, sudden betrayal, or unexpected and unwanted change. Often it is temporary. But what do you do when it isn’t? When the pain just won’t go away, when healing does not come, when the grief and hurt settle in?

    Drawing on her own experience of chronic pain and her years as a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Bengtson provides a countercultural perspective on pain. Offering hope without any false promises or empty platitudes, Dr. Bengtson unwraps the complex emotional aspects of dealing with pain. She gives you permission to question God, helps you identify the lies you’ve believed about your pain, and reorients your perception based on the truth of God’s Word. Each chapter ends with a recommended playlist, reflection questions, and a prayer.

    Your pain may not change, but your experience of it can.

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  • Finding Hope In A Dark Place

    $16.99

    “When you’re in a dark place, it is also a sacred place because God is there with you.”

    In this refreshingly candid book, author, life coach, and conference speaker Clarence Shuler shares his own story of depression and how, by God’s grace, he learned how to effectively manage it. Shuler’s story will help you receive grace in your own struggles.

    Joining Clarence is Monique Gadson (affectionately known as “Dr. Mo”), a licensed counselor who helped Clarence escape a very dark place in his life. Learn from Dr. Mo as she offers counseling insights and expertise woven throughout Clarence’s story, bringing clarity and wisdom to anyone desperate for hope. In the “Your Journey” section at the end of each chapter, you will be guided to reflect on your own walk in darkness and find ways back to joy.

    Finding Hope in a Dark Place part memoir, part mentorship, part workbook will help you recognize your own story in Clarence’s and remind you that hope is possible and worth pursuing. Even in the darkness, God is with you in that sacred space.

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  • When Faith Meets Therapy

    $24.99

    The power of faith intersects with the practicality of counseling in this unique partnership of a faith/worship leader and a therapist as they offer a pathway for readers to find help, hope, healing, and freedom while navigating life’s struggles.

    No one is immune from life’s difficulties, yet many people are reluctant to talk about mental health or seek professional help when they are struggling. People of faith who are battling issues such as anxiety, depression, life changes, stress, or relationship problems may suffer in silence, believing things will get better if only their faith was stronger, they prayed more, or they had more self-discipline. The stigma about needing to seek help is all too real.

    But seeking professional help isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a sign that someone is serious about moving forward emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. Written by producer, artist, and author Anthony Evans, along with licensed psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser, When Faith Meets Therapy:

    *dispels the cultural myths and stigmas that surround professional therapy;

    *shares stories from the authors’ personal experiences and from others who are facing life’s challenges; and

    *provides practical steps that readers can take in the pursuit of emotional, relational, and spiritual progress.

    Anthony and Stacy met five years ago when he was seeking emotional and relational healing of his own. Stacy led Anthony through a process of internal renovation and continues as his personal therapist.

    When Faith Meets Therapy contains priceless, practical knowledge to break stereotypes that surround therapy while also offering immeasurable hope and encouragement.

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  • Dont Give Up

    $4.99

    The idea of quitting and giving up may be just a passing thought or it may have festered to the point that you feel like you’re at the end of your rope and have lost all hope. You may have experienced a life-altering event or betrayal of a close friend or alienation from family and friends. You may have an addiction you cannot kick or repeated failures that destroyed your self-confidence. Regardless of what brought you to the brink of hopelessness, there is still hope – if you will grab hold of it. Don’t Give Up was written to help heal the hurt, restore your heart and strengthen your resolve with Scriptures, prayers, and insights. Don’t give up! God is not a million miles away and He has not given up on you!

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