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Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides
by Shirley Brosius, Janine Boyer, and Kim Messinger

Women today are busy, stressed, and guilt-ridden, yet they long to develop their spiritual sides. Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides offers inspirational thoughts based on scripture--brief enough to be read during a television commercial, yet insightful enough to open your eyes to the grace of God on days you change diapers and/or lead corporate meetings. Each reading suggests a "Guilt Trip to Avoid" and ends with a way to "Take the Joy Ride." The book includes six months of daily readings so that you may establish a habit of connecting with God. Readings are listed under letters of the acronym G-R-A-C-E, representing God, Relationships, Acceptance, Challenges, and Emotions.

The co-authors hope these meaningful readings will help you deal with guilt--both real and imagined. By applying the insights shared in Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides, you may develop a calmer, less guilt-ridden lifestyle and become better equipped to function as wives, mothers, and friends. Younger women often develop patterns of thinking and experience feelings of guilt that carry over into their mature years, so women of all ages will find this book helpful.

Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9753934-1-3

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Sisterhood of Faith: 365 Life-Changing Stories About Women Who Made a Difference
by Shirley Brosius

The forces that bind woman to woman, sister to sister, and friend to friend are among the most powerful in the world. Add to that the strength of faith, and you have a union that transcends all earthly holds. That unique bond is the sisterhood of faith.

The women whose stories are told in this book are the kind of women who wave a hand of dismissal at the obstacles in their paths. The kind who are unstoppable in their mission, stubborn in their resilience. They are women just like you. Women whose lives make a difference because they trusted in their God as they lived their lives in service to Him--women who belong to the sisterhood of faith. Each daily devotion features an inspirational sister of faith. In addition to Her Story, you'll find Her Service, Her Message, and My Response.

Meet women like:
       • Mary Kay Ash            • Lisa Beamer                 • Patsy Clairmont           • Elizabeth H. Dole
       • Ruth Graham Bell      • Liz Curtis Higgs             • Florence Nightingale    • Condoleezza Rice
       • Dale Evans Rogers    • Joni Eareckson Tada    • Mother Teresa             • CeCe Winans

Be inspired, be challenged, believe that you, too, can change your world forever.

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Sisterhood of Faith
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trade paperback ISBN: 978-1-45166-816-2

"Heartfelt thanks for providing me with an inscribed copy of your book, Sisterhood of Faith. I’m pleased to have this volume, and it’s an honor to be included alongside the wonderful women of the faith you have highlighted in your inspirational work. I value your evident commitment to encouraging our sisters in Christ to devote themselves wholeheartedly to God and His purposes for their lives and I especially appreciate your emphasizing the importance of the spiritual discipline of prayer. May our Lord use your efforts, and this book in particular, to build up the Church in the days ahead."
  --from a letter from Shirley Dobson, chairman, National Day of Prayer Task Force
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