The Heart of a Mother
"She's always been there, doing the things mothers do. . . Isn't that just like God?" Each story in this collection reveals a mother's heart as she loves, prays for, teaches, comforts, and strengthens her children. As these true...
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"She's always been there, doing the things mothers do. . . Isn't that just like God?"
Each story in this collection reveals a mother's heart as she loves, prays for, teaches, comforts, and strengthens her children. As these true stories bring smiles, nods of recognition, and even some tears, they bring us into a deeper intimacy with our heavenly Father. For "If you. . . know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!" (Matthew 7:11 NASB).
These sixty short stories are written for moms as well as the grown-up kids who love them, and they will be read again and again, savoured, and shared. The collection, including stories from many of your favourite authors Â– Sheila Walsh, Stormie Omartian, Beth Moore, and Barbara Johnson Â– is perfect for devotional reading.
This collection of true stories about mothers and children has been gathered from writers such as Max Lucado, Barbara Johnson, and more.
From the author of The Heart of a Father comes a new collection of true stories about mothers. The selections tug at the heartstrings, highlight positive parenting skills, and lead readers into a deeper intimacy with the heavenly Father. Each personal story reveals a dimension of God's love and care for His children. Short enough to read in one sitting, the stories, written by authors including Max Lucado, Sheila Walsh, Ruth Bell Graham, and Barbara Johnson, are ideal devotional readings. This is perfect for Mother's Day or any time of the year.
Tracie Peterson is a full-time author who has written or co-written over 60 novels in both historical and contemporary genres which regularly appear on the bestseller lists, including the WESTWARD CHRONICLES, the YUKON QUEST and the SHANNON SAGA series. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects including inspirational romance and historical research. Tracie and her family live in Montana. - Publisher.
Barbara Johnson, known as "the Geranium Lady" sold more than five million books, including Splashes of Joy in the Cesspools of Life, Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death, and Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy and her latest book Humour Me, I'm Over the Hill, part of her more recent, Humour Me series. In 2005 she was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Barbara and her husband served hurting families through their non-profit "Spatula Ministries" and as a popular "Woman of Faith" conference speaker she delivered comforting, humour-filled messages across America. Barbara died in 2007 and is survived by her sons David and Dean, former daughter-in-law Shannon, and two grandchildren, Kandee and Tiffany.- Publisher.
Omartian is a bestselling author who personally connects with readers by sharing experiences and lessons that powerfully illustrate how God changes lives when we learn to trust in Him, live His way, seek His will, and follow His lead no matter what the circumstances.
The strength and transparency of Stormie Omartian's message has driven her books to the top of bestselling lists and earned many prestigious awards. More than twelve million copies of The Power of a Praying ... series, which includes such books as The Power of a Praying Wife, The Power of a Praying Parent, The Power of a Praying Husband, The Power of a Praying Woman, The Power of a Praying Teen and The Power of a Praying Kid. In May 2002, The Power of a Praying Wife broke a 21-year industry record by becoming a #1 bestseller for 27 consecutive months. It has stayed on the bestsellers' list for over 9 years. In 1998, it was named a Gold Medallion Finalist and in 2001, 2002, and 2003, for an unprecedented three years in a row, it was named a finalist for The Charles "Kip" Jordan Christian Book of the Year Award.
The Power of a Praying Husband spent 32 consecutive months on the bestsellers' list - also reaching the number one position and was honoured in 2002 with a Gold Medallion Award. Omartian's other bestselling books are Stormie, Just Enough Light for the Step I'm On, The Prayer That Changes Everything, and her children's book, What Happens When I talk to God?
In The Prayer That Changes Everything, Stormie Omartian passionately inspires people to look beyond themselves, their circumstances, and their needs so that they may experience the amazing things that take place when prayers of praise are lifted up to God. She encourages men and women to praise God during times of difficulty, sorrow, fear, abundance, and joy as a first reaction rather than a last resort. Sharing personal stories, practical principles, and biblical truths, She offers step-by-step instruction on how to develop a consistent attitude of praise, worship, and thanksgiving to God.
A sought-after media guest, Omartian has been interviewed numerous times on The 700 Club (U.S.) and many other national television and radio programs. She has also been featured in publications such as USA Today, Shine, Profile, Publishers Weekly, Today's Christian Woman, and Marriage Partnership.
As a young singer, dancer, and actress, Omartian appeared on The Dean Martin Show, The Glen Campbell Show, The Mac Davis Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and many other variety shows. She also sang backup for Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, The Imperials, and other well-known artists. Omartian and her husband, Michael, have written hundreds of songs, including the Christian musical, Child of the Promise. They have put together a praise and worship CD, also called The Prayer That Changes Everything, released by Integrity Music. It is a beautiful collection of familiar worship songs sung by various Christian musicians, plus original music by Michael and Stormie. Stormie says, "Michael has written some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard on this CD. It makes me cry every time I listen to it because I sense the Spirit of the Lord in it." The Omartians have been married for more than 35 years and have three grown children.
Her latest books include The Power of a Praying Life, The Power of Praying Through the Bible, and the long awaited follow-up book to The Power of Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Husband which is called The Power of Praying for Change in Your Marriage.
PENELOPE STOKES is the author of ten novels, including "The Blue Bottle Club," She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
Wayne Holmes, who is a father as well as a son, compiled these great dad-stories from a variety of authors and sources. In addition to collecting stories, Wayne is a freelance writer, teacher, and speaker whose writing has appeared in several books and magazines. He and his family live near Cincinnati, Ohio.
Beth Moore was born Wanda Elizabeth Green in 1957, on an Army base in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the fourth of five children. She was raised in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where her father - a retired army officer - managed the local cinema, and it was there that Beth's lifelong love for stories began. She loved to tell them, write them, and be told them. But the story that captured her heart more than any other was not told in a movie theatre. It was the story told in Sunday School, about Jesus, a Saviour who loved children and who thought she was special. A seed was planted in her young heart that would grow to a passionate love for Christ.
At the age of 18, Beth sensed God calling her to work for Him, although she couldn't yet imagine what that might involve. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in political science, and would later receive an honorary doctorate in humanities from Howard Payne University. She married Keith Moore in 1978 and soon after the Lord added Amanda and Melissa to the family.
Beth's involvement with the Bible intensified when she took a doctrine class at her church. Her teacher was Buddy Walters, a former college football player who taught the Scriptures with tears streaming down his cheeks. She fervently prayed for such a passion for God's Word.
Beth founded Living Proof Ministries in 1994 with the purpose of teaching women how to love God's Word and put it at the centre of their lives. She has written numerous books - including Breaking Free, Believing God, The Patriarchs and James: Mercy Triumphs - that have been read by women of all ages, backgrounds, and denominations. Beth runs conferences for women across the United States annually, and has also taken her ministry to many different countries, including Ireland, England, Singapore, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, India, Angola, Kenya, and South Africa. Since 2004, Beth has conducted a radio ministry 'Living Proof with Beth Moore', and has a weekly spot on the television program LIFE Today. Ever the storyteller, Beth is known for enlivening her teaching with stories and poems written from the perspective of biblical characters. She communicates with great energy, humour, warmth, and grace.
For over a quarter of a century from the 1980s, Beth attended the First Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, transferring in 2011 to Bayou City Fellowship, where her son-in-law Curtis Jones is the founding pastor.
Beth and and her husband Keith enjoy travelling, hiking, drinking coffee on the back porch, eating Mexican food, making each other laugh, walking their dogs, and being grandparents. Both of their daughters, Amanda and Melissa, serve with Living Proof Ministries, and Amanda's husband, Curtis, serves on staff as an associate speaker/teacher.
Freedom is something Sheila Walsh holds dear because she knows what it means to be bound by depression and fear. The author of multiple best-selling books for adults and children, including the Gigi series; God Little Princess series, Sheila is also a Grammy-nominated singer. Before joining Women of Faith, she co-hosted television's The 700 Club and had her own talk show "Heart to Heart with Sheila Walsh". Sheila lives in Texas with husband Barry, son Christian, and a menagerie of furry friends.