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A Young Woman's Guide to Making Right Choices

Your Life God's Way
 By: George, Elizabeth

 You pick your clothes, friends, and boyfriends. You decide what to do and how to act at school, at home, and at the mall. You opt to do homework and chores. You also deal with temptations such as lying, cheating, drugs, and sex.

So what’s the best way to handle so many options? Elizabeth shares verses and principles from God’s Word that give you sure and easy ways to make the right decisions… the best decisions. You can…

• avoid trouble and bad situations
• improve your friendships
• develop confidence and character 
• get along better with your family
• get standards for your friendships with guys

You’ll love interacting with a today teen named Hannah, using the helpful checkpoints for choices, and thinking on insightful questions that help you understand God’s wisdom and live it out.

Attitudes of a Transformed Heart
 By: Peace, Martha
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This book is about being "transformed by the renewing of your mind" and not being "conformed to this world" (Romans 12:2). It will help show you that transformed heart attitudes such as a high and proper view of God, humility, love, and gratitude are a grace-work of God in the life of Christians as they learn from the Scriptures a biblical view of God, man, and sin.  Each chapter has study questions.  Martha believes this is the most important book she'll ever write!

Damsels In Distress
 By: Peace, Martha
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Martha Peace has written many books that are helpful to women including "The Excellent Wife".  Here is her latest book that deals with real problems and gives real solutions from God's Word.

How To Ruin Your Life By 40
 By: Farrar, Steve
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This is an excellent book.  It speaks to those who are not taking seriously their walk with the Lord.  It is also good for those over 40!  We are to "number our days" as believers.  This is must reading also for your teenagers.

Lies Young Women Believe
 By: DeMoss & Gresh
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You have been lied to! Have you been deceived? Through a nationwide survey and in-depth discussion groups, Nancy and Dannah have listened carefully to the heart of your generation. And here are some things they've heard: -"I know God should be the only thing that satisfies, but if it could be Him and my friends, then I could be happy." -"It seems like I have been struggling with depression forever. I always feel like I am not good enough." - "I tell myself that I don't really listen to the song lyrics, but once I hear a song a few times and start thinking about what they're saying I realize that it's too late. It's already stuck in my head." -"For me, the whole wife and mom thing is overrated. It isn't cool to want a husband and a family."   Nancy and Dannah expose 25 of the lies most commonly believed by your generation. They share real-life accounts from some of the young women they interviewed, along with honest stories about how they've overcome lies they believed themselves. They get down in the trenches of the battle with you. Best of all, they'll show you how to be set free by the Truth.

One With The Shepherd
The Tears and Triumphs of a Ministry Marriage
 By: Somerville, Mary
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If you are considering a life of ministry, or if you are married to a pastor and would like to have ready access to the wisdom of a woman who has spent many years in ministry, Mary Somerville's book, One with a Shepherd: The Tears and Triumphs of a Ministry Wife, is a very helpful and encouraging work. The 304 pages that make it up are worth their weight in gold. She has served as a pastor's wife for over three decades. Her and her husband, Bob, have led two churches, one in New Jersey, the other in California .

Covering just about every major aspect of ministry, One with a Shepherd is broken up into sixteen chapters, along with four appendices. Toward the end the author provides a valuable reading list on "Spiritual Growth," "Marriage," "Childrearing," "Home Management," "Discipling/Counseling," and every list is filled with very trustworthy authors. Mary writes on such subjects as the importance for pastors' wives to understand their role in ministry (Chapter 1), coping with loneliness (Chapter 6), how to deal with rebellious children (Chapter 10), and the importance of discipling other women (Chapter 14).


Powerful Promises for Every Woman: 12 Life-Changing Truths from Psalm 23
 By: George, Elizabeth
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This inspiring devotional journey by Elizabeth George goes through Psalm 23 encouraging women to walk more closely with God.  Thank God that His love is unending, His guidance never falters, and His presence is forever as we walk through all the seasons of life.

Respectable Sins
Confronting the Sins We Tolerate
 By: Bridges, Jerry
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Have Christians become so preoccupied with "major" sins that we have lost sight of our need to deal with more subtle sins? Jerry Bridges addresses the “acceptable” sins that we tend to tolerate in ourselves, including pride and anger, and offers a message of hope in the profound mercy of the gospel and the transforming grace of God as the means to overcoming our subtle sins.  Discussion guide available.

To Fly Again
 By: Burnham & Merrill
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The world learned the horrendous details of Martin and Gracia Burnham's yearlong captivity in Gracia's best-selling, Gold Medallion Award-winning book, In the Presence of My Enemies. In this follow-up, Gracia reflects on the lessons and spiritual truths she learned in the jungle and how they apply to anyone's life. Twenty-one brief, theme-based chapters squarely address the challenges each of us face as we pass through difficult times to take to the skies again. This book offers no pat answers or easy solutions, just the battle-tested wisdom of a woman who lived her greatest nightmare and came through it more convinced of God's grace than ever before.

Treasures in Darkness
 By: Anderson, Taffy A.
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This is an excellent book written by a doctor telling her personal journey through breast cancer. All through the book, she pulls out "treasures" or lessons learned from God and His Word.  One such "treasure" is "We all have unique experiences that He designs specifically for each one of us. We do not get to choose our troubles; God does."  Another is "God is able to see you through anything He places in your path."

Tying the Knot Tighter
 By: Peace & Crotts
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Martha Peace's newest book, with her Pastor, John Crotts.  It has become very popular with couples for their own mini-retreats and churches sponsoring marriage retreats/weekends. It has proven to be a very helpful tool for all who use it to enrich their marriage relationships.