Description : This memoir vividly describes the struggle of one Vietnamese family and their seven day ordeal to escape persecution from Communist Vietnam. One of more than 840,000 “boat people” to have fled the war ravaged country, the author describes his family’s epic journey and the historical, cultural, social, economic, and political problems that led to his father’s decision to take his family away from their homeland. Drawing on his Catholic faith, Nguyen attests to the hardship and dangers that confronted the family in their journey and that did not end after his father died and the five children were forced to continue alone.
Description : In 1950, farming was the primary way of providing for one's family. Dad was very controlling, and he decided that his entire family would be productive. Mother had a newborn baby and Hannah was chosen to baby-sit at age five. She felt insecure and the challenge was overwhelming. Living with Dad was difficult because he was abusive, negligent, and very opinionated. His priorities were not up to standards, and Mother's opinion was not valued. Her siblings were denied a chance to acquire a formal education. They were reluctant to speak up because they too, feared lashes from Pharaoh's whip. Mom was passive, but she kept the faith that her children would overcome the hardships, begin again, and prosper. God saw them through the difficult times. It is always something and always will be. However, life goes on. One must carefully set his or her goal and work, drive, or push toward it continuously. Never, never give up nor be afraid of failure. If failure comes, try again. If this book does not convey anything else, all readers who open its cover will keep a strong faith throughout their lives. Endurance is the master key and perseverance is the door.
Description : "The Storm In The Middle Of The Night" is a very helpful and practical book that can be used for self-study or in groups. The author's raw emotions and growth come through clearly as he works the reader through: FEELINGS...It's OK to grieve; QUESTIONS...It's not sinful to ask God questions in your mind; DOUBT; STATEMENTS FROM PEOPLE...Some healthy, others hurtful, dealing with loss; HONEST EMOTIONS; TRANSPARENCY...A pastor can hurt, too; and CHOICE...Deciding to move on.
Description : An intelligent and hopeful narrative of God's work in the middle of disaster is offered in this honest and open discussion about the dark realities humans face living in a broken world.
Description : If you have ever thought or asked your self any of the following questions, then this book is for you. We have all experienced things that bring more questions than answers such as: - Why is God doing this to me? Is God punishing me? - What did I do wrong? - Why is God allowing this to happen to me? - Does God really love me? - Why do bad things happen to good people? - Where is God? - How did I get here? - Has God forgotten me? - If God loves me, why am I suffering? Kimberly Sanderson lives with her husband Jerry who have two grown daughters and one grandson. Kimberly Sanderson is currently a minister, elder, and secretary on the governing board at Healing Waters Church in Charleston, South Carolina. She preaches, teaches, and maintains the church website. During her tenure she has ministered to various groups to include women in the Oxford House program, home group bible study groups, teens, women's fellowship bible studies, children's program, and creating discipleship materials for future growth needs. She also developed a street witnessing outreach. She has been labeled as an instigator of change because of her ability to inspire others in new areas. She currently holds a certification as Temperament Counselor, Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, and Professional Clinical Member of National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) Her education includes the University of Maryland Asian Division with final completion through AIU with a BA and MBA in Management. She is currently pursuing completion for a doctorates' degree in Christian Counseling with the NCCA under the direction of the Pastoral Counseling Center in Palmetto, Florida in response to the desire and call from the Lord to be used in emotional healing.
Description : We all face storms in life and we can ride out these storms by following Gods and word and standing on his word. This guide will help you conquer any storm life throws your way.
Description : "The Next Mile" challenges readers to grow in Christ and to stretch their faith, making decisions that will allow God to change their lives for eternity. (Christian)