Blessed Are the Misfits

Blessed Are the Misfits


  • Release: 2017-11-28
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780718096366
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Warning: If modern church culture makes perfect sense to you, and you always fit in seamlessly, don’t read this. As for the rest of us… While American church culture (and American culture at large) seems largely designed for the extroverted, it’s estimated that half of the American population is introverted, and they’re often left wondering how, even if, they fit in the kingdom of God. As one of them, popular radio host Brant Hansen brings news. It’s wonderful, refreshing, and never-been-said-this-way-before good news. In his unique style, Hansen looks to answer questions that millions of people carry with them each day: If I don’t relate to God as emotionally as others do, is something wrong with me? How does one approach God, and approach faith, when devoid of the “good feelings” that seem to drive so much of evangelical church culture? How does God interact with those who seem spiritually numb? Is the absence of faith-based emotion a sign of that God has moved on or was never there? What if we aren’t good at talking to people about our faith, or good at talking to people at all? What if I’m told I’m too analytical, that I “think too much”? Where does a person who suffers from depression fit in the kingdom? Is depression a sure sign of a lack of faith? This book is good news for people who are desperately looking for it. (And for their loved ones!) It’s also for those who want to believe in Jesus, but inwardly fear that they don’t belong, worry that don’t have the requisite emotion-based relationship with God, and are starving for good news. Blessed Are the Misfits is going to generate discussion, and lots of it. It’s simultaneously highly provocative and humbly personal. It’s also leavened with a distinct, dry, self-effacing humor that is a hallmark of Hansen’s on-air, writing, and public speaking style.

The Truth about Us

The Truth about Us


  • Release: 2020-04-21
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9781493421473
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What would happen if you admitted you weren't a good person? It's a seemingly crazy question. From priests to prisoners, nearly everyone thinks they're morally better than average. Why change our minds? Why admit the truth about ourselves? In his conversational, fun-to-read, and delightfully self-effacing style, Brant Hansen shows us why we should fight our drive to be self-righteous: it's breathtakingly freeing. What's more, just admitting that we're profoundly biased toward ourselves and want desperately to preserve our "rightness" at all costs even helps us think better, make better decisions, be better listeners, and improve our relationships with God and others. Hansen draws from biblical insight and the work of everyone from esteemed social psychologists to comedians to make his point: the sooner we get over ourselves, give up the "I'm good" internal dialogue, and admit the truth, the sooner we can live a more lighthearted, fruitful, fun-loving life. This book is about the freedom of childlike humility. After all, as Hansen writes, the humble life is truly your best one.

Unoffendable

Unoffendable


  • Release: 2015-04-14
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 214 page
  • ISBN: 9780529123862
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It turns out, giving up your “right” to be offended can be one of the most freeing, healthy, simplifying, relaxing, refreshing, stress-relieving, encouraging things you can do. It’s a radical, provocative idea: We’re not entitled to get offended or stay angry. The idea of our own “righteous anger” is a myth. It is the number one problem in our societies today and, as Dallas Willard says, Christians have not been taught out of it. In Unoffendable you’ll will find things of immeasurable value: a concrete, practical way to live life with less stress adjusting your expectations to fit human nature and replacing perpetual anger with refreshing humility and gratitude. Unoffendable seeks to lift religious burdens from our backs and allow us to experience the joy of gratitude, perhaps for the first time, every single day of their lives.

Blessed Are the Weird

Blessed Are the Weird


  • Release: 2016-09-26
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 182 page
  • ISBN: 0996898913
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This is a book for everyone who wants to lead a deep, true, and passionate life and leave the world better for having passed this way.

Spiritual Misfit

Spiritual Misfit


  • Release: 2014-04-15
  • Publisher: Convergent Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781601425331
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I decided to admit once and for all that I didn’t know what I was doing, what I thought, what I believed, even sometimes if I truly believed. I would tell the truth: I wasn’t like them; I didn’t fit in. I wasn’t a proper Christian. I didn’t have it all together like they did. Why not, I figured? What in the world did I have to lose? _____ After twenty years of unbelief, estranged from her childhood faith and ultimately from God, Michelle DeRusha unexpectedly found herself wrestling hard with questions of spirituality— and deeply frustrated by the lack of clear answers. Until she realized that the questions themselves paved a way for faith. “Declaring my unbelief,” writes DeRusha, “was the first step; declaring my unbelief allowed me to begin to seek authentically.” Spiritual Misfit chronicles one woman’s journey toward an understanding that belief and doubt can coexist. This poignant and startlingly candid memoir reveals how being honest about our questions, our fears, and our discomfort with black-and-white definitions of faith can move us toward an authentic and a deepening relationship with God.

When Misfits Become Kings

When Misfits Become Kings


  • Release: 2015
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781629982038
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It's the story of a generation disqualified in the eyes of society. Misunderstood. Misinformed. These misfits wander the world, missing both a plan and a purpose, never realizing that their destiny is divine. But it's not just the story of this generation; it's the condition of us all. At some point every person has felt disconnected, unqualified, and alone. But there is good news. Your God-designed destiny is not controlled by your background, or social or economic status. It is unlocked through secret intimacy with the creator of your future. That's where misfits become kings. Mark Casto helps you gain a new perspective on your out-of-place life. Learn how to discard the misfit pieces and fill that void with identity and purpose found in God's presence. You will see how God can turn irrelevance into royalty, and how rejection can lead to a coronation. There is a plan. You have a destiny that was designed just for you.

The Blessed

The Blessed


  • Release: 2012-09-25
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 416 page
  • ISBN: 9781442429536
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"Three girls who have lost their way are brought together by a mysterious young man"--

Introverts in the Church

Introverts in the Church


  • Release: 2017-07-07
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9780830889273
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Have you ever felt out of place as an introvert in an extroverted church culture? With practical illustrations from church and parachurch contexts, McHugh offers ways for introverts to serve, lead, worship, and even evangelize in ways consistent with their personalities. This expanded edition is essential reading for introverted Christians and church leaders alike.

This Music Leaves Stains

This Music Leaves Stains


  • Release: 2013-02-14
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 202 page
  • ISBN: 9780810884380
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Few bands in the past three decades have proven as affecting or exciting as the Misfits, the ferocious horror punk outfit that lurked in the shadows of suburban New Jersey and released a handful of pivotal underground recordings during their brief, tumultuous time together. Led by Glenn Danzig, a singer possessed of vision and blessed with an incredible baritone, the Misfits pioneered a death rock sound that would reverberate through the various musical subgenres that sprung up in their wake. This Music Leaves Stains now presents the full story behind the Misfits and their ubiquitous, haunting skull logo, a story of unique talent, strange timing, clashing personalities, and incredible music that helped shape rock as we know it today. James Greene, Jr., maps this narrative from the band's birth at the tail end of the original punk movement through their messy dissolve at the dawn of the 1980s right on through the legal warring and inexplicable reunions that helped carry the band into the 21st century. Music junkies of any stripe will surely find themselves engrossed in this saga that finally pieces together the full story of the greatest horror punk band that ever existed, though Misfits fans will truly marvel at the thorough and detailed approach James Greene, Jr. has taken in outlining the rise, fall, resurrection, and influence of New Jersey's most frightening musical assembly.

Jesus   Religion

Jesus Religion


  • Release: 2013-10-14
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781400205400
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Abandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved. Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The 4-minute video literally became an overnight sensation, with 7 million YouTube views in its first 48 hours (and 23+ million in a year). The message blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged. In Jesus > Religion, Bethke unpacks similar contrasts that he drew in the poem—highlighting the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior. Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he’s not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion.