1 A booklet ministry by As a topical booklet ministry, Project Connect from Lutheran Hour Ministries is an excellent evangelism resource. It gives congregations and individuals an outreach program that works and is easy to maintain. PROJECT CONNECT BOOKLETS CAN BE USED IN SO MANY WAYS Here s a couple you may not have thought of. Not long ago we received a note from a man whose friend sent him a PDF copy of a booklet written by Rev. Dr. Steve Hokana. Seeing the value of the booklet, he purchased 50 copies of Strength and Honor: Spiritual Warfare Against Pornography. se were then distributed as a resource to individuals attending a Celebrate Recovery program at his Baptist church. man also kindly forwarded a $100 donation to LHM. Another individual, a director of Christian outreach at a Lutheran church, said she used LHM s Here booklet, which was written by Tara Mulder, and is one of LHM s longstanding favorites. As part of her church s transition/growing process, the congregation is seeking to be more intentional in outreach and faith-sharing. church ordered 180 booklets and gave them away as a complement to one of the pastor s sermons so that everyone attending that particular Sunday received a copy. re you have it: two more ways Project Connect booklets can help people with relevant, Christ-centered messages, connecting with them wherever they are. PROJECT CONNECT CAN EQUIP YOU WITH THESE TWO EASY-TO-USE EVANGELISM TOOLS: Project Connect Start-up Kit (PEE01) - Everything needed to launch your outreach program for a one-time cost of $250 (total including shipping): A standing, 3-tier, rotating, 24-pocket display with a 23 diameter base x 62 total height Please Take One sign Initial supply of 230 pre-selected booklets (10 copies each of 23 most popular titles) 20 offering envelopes (self-supporting program) 45 Out of Stock Cards Promotional packet (project manual, bulletin/ newsletter copy, and order form) Quarterly e-newsletters Free PDF download of each new booklet added to the program PC Junior (PEE03) - This compact easyto-use display is ideal to offer your favorite Project Connect booklets in locations where space is limited. PC Junior is 4 w x 10 h x 6 d and costs only $15 (plus shipping) for the display only. It is made of durable, lightweight, clear plastic, and features four pocket sections each of which holds up to 10 booklets. PROJECT CONNECT GETS MEMBERS INVOLVED: As a self-funded ministry (donation envelopes come with each booklet order from LHM), the purchase of new Project Connect booklets is supported by contributions from visitors and church members who appreciate and have benefitted from the texts. Congregations or individuals can make a big difference in people s lives by using a Project Connect display to offer booklets as an outreach tool. For information on getting started with this simple and effective ministry, call Lutheran Hour Ministries at
2 Project Connect Booklets 50 Each For Better, A Matter of Time (6BE60) For Worse Learn how to take control of your life with an effective time-management technique and enjoy God s promises of eternal life. For Better, For Worse Maintaining a Healthy Marriage Maintaining a Healthy Marriage Soaring divorce rates indicate that good marriages don t just happen. A good marriage requires a firm foundation and effective ways to deal with key areas, such as financial concerns, decision-making processes and child-rearing. This booklet shares four principles of a healthy marriage and provides practical recommendations to maintain the love that brought you together in the first place. If you are married or if marriage is in your future, this booklet will provide insights to help you avoid becoming a divorce statistic. 6BE39 For Better For Worse (6BE39) This booklet shares four principles of a healthy marriage and provides practical recommendations to maintain the love that brought a couple together in the first place. A Treasure Revealed: Martin Luther and the Events of the Reformation (6BE161) Learn about the story of the man and the development of the theology embraced by the world. Forgiveness is a Choice (6BE140) act of forgiving is central to many problems people have with each other. This booklet shows how God s free gift of forgiveness leads to peace and eternal life. In this powerful booklet from Project Connect, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Pastor and Chaplain Steven Hokana tackles the difficult and not-so-pretty matter of forgiveness in our lives. With real-world scenarios and points to ponder, Hokana shows how forgiveness takes work and a desire to get beyond the offenses we ve experienced or have committed against others. forgiveness model in this difficult task, of course, is what God the Father has done for us through His Son. Though our sin condemns us before a righteous God, through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled to God by faith. And just as the Father reconciled us to Himself through His Son s saving work on the cross so He expects us to forgive one another. Pastor Hokana is an active-duty U.S. Army chaplain with more than 25 years of service to our nation. His military experience has taken him to the Middle East, Cuba, Bosnia, Germany, Alaska and multiple stateside assignments. 6BE140 Alzheimer s: Alzheimer s: Facing the Loss of a Lifetime Facing the Loss of a Lifetime Alzheimer s disease alters the brain, causing memory loss and personality change. While the clinical effects of the disease are well known, the impact it has on the person suffering as well as the family who cares for them is much more complex. Alzheimer s (6BE55) Gambling This disease inflicts disruption and heartache on both the patient and the caregiver. Learn insight of the joy that is still possible. Gambling What comes to mind when hearing the word rich? Culture places a strong emphasis on security through money, on the possessions it can buy. But those who develop a gambling problem go beyond mere security. Fear, guilt, and shame become tied to what has already been sacrificed to fulfill this elusive dream of financial freedom. Told through the eyes of a family experiencing Alzheimer s, this booklet explores the impact of the disease on both the patient and the caregiver. Offering insights on the joys that are still possible throughout the disease, this booklet gives hope by reminding us that though we may forget who we are, God never will. Is this struggle present in your life? n do keep reading as we take a look at both the power of the addiction itself and the transforming power of recovery. Know that there is hope! 6BE55 An Ingrate s Guide to An Ingrate s Guide to Contentment: Contentment: Five Practices for a More Content Life No Matter Who You Are 6BE112 Gambling (6BE112) This booklet helps readers understand when a gambling problem goes beyond mere financial security and how to redirect life with the transforming power of recovery. Five Practices for a More Content Life No Matter Who You Are Contentment in this world is an elusive thing. Even with our necessities met and a few perks thrown in for good measure, it can still feel like something s missing. truth of the matter is there will always be a void if we tie our sense of inner peace to the fleeting things and nature of this world. Offering insight on some key practices to implement concerning contentment, the author shows how being content is very much tied to our perspective. Citing the apostle Paul s illuminating view on contentment as found in the book of Philippians, the author drills down to the Source of true peace and satisfaction in this life. Get a Grip! An lngrate s Guide to Contentment: Five Practices for a More Content Life No Matter Who You Are (6BE163) Key practices to implement concerning contentment, being content is very much tied to our perspective. Get a Grip! Managing Moods and Emotions Managing Moods and Emotions Is there a cure for the blues? It is said that misery loves company, but does that mean the company you keep loves your misery? We all experience a range of emotions each and every day the key is to keep our emotions from taking over our outlook on life. From emotional triggers to mood-busters, you will find this booklet brimming with strategies for managing moodiness. Best of all, you ll discover how to find hope, peace and comfort when you need it the most! 6BE163 6BE97 Get A Grip (6BE97) We all experience a range of emotions every day the key is to identify emotional triggers and mood-busters. This booklet provides strategies for managing moodiness. G R E AT Battles with the Bottle (6BE113) DECEIVER This booklet will introduce you to the source of strength and love that will lead you to the peace you crave and experience the victory called recovery. G R E AT DECEIVER battle we wage in this life is not one against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms, as the apostle Paul tells us in his letter to believers in Asia Minor (Ephesians 6:12b). And what was true in antiquity is evermore so today. In this instructive booklet from Project Connect, Pastor Michael Newman gets to the heart of the matter: If you believe in Jesus or are even contemplating a walk of faith, Satan has you as his target. He has declared war on your life. His aim is to take aim at you. Using Scripture as his guide, Newman shows us Satan s the great deceiver s true colors: he s a liar, he s a ravenous beast seeking to maim or destroy; he s hell-bent on our destruction and undermining works of righteousness whenever and wherever he can. His best intention is our worst nightmare. If this is somehow still too vague, Jesus sums it up: He was a murderer from the beginning (see John 8:44). Grievous as this sounds, our position though vulnerable in this world due to sin and our sinful flesh is not one of crushing dismay. Rather, as believers in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we have victory over the prince of darkness, even as Christ has demolished the works of the devil through His death, resurrection, and exaltation at the right hand of God. 6BE156 Great Deceiver (6BE156) This booklet will give you four basic strategies from God s Word that will help you live in Christ s victory over Satan and the promise that one day the battles will be over. Beyond DIVORCE Beyond DIVORCE With divorce comes upheaval. Like puzzle pieces scattered on a floor, the divorced person is left putting his or her life back together often with only the faintest picture to work from. Compounding the collapse of a relationship that was once till death do us part are fits of anger, intense frustration and, sometimes, a hopelessness that knows no bounds. No bounds, that is, until God s grace can change the hearts of those involved. Beyond Divorce (6BE125) divorced person is left putting his or her life back together within the complexities and grief of divorce. This booklet offers help and the healing that God provides. Has God Abandoned Me? Has God Abandoned Me? Domestic violence has no boundaries, and it does not care about social standing, age, ethnicity or religion. It traps its victims in a very lonely and frightening prison. A woman in such a situation often feels isolated and alone as if she is the only one in this horrible situation. But there is hope. This booklet is designed to answer questions and help you understand domestic violence. Inside this booklet, Christian counselor Dan Kohn offers help from 35 years of working with people and their relationship issues. Within the complexities and grief of divorce, Kohn notes that challenges abound. se challenges, while often insurmountable for the divorced person, are entirely conquerable within the realm of healing God provides. It is with Him that grace and forgiveness are possible and where recovery can take place. 6BE125 Cancer Cancer Courage through Christ 6BE85 Courage through Christ Live Six: Cancer Courage Through Christ (6BE143) Hearing the diagnosis of cancer brings fear, discouragement, sorrow but those emotions will block the individual from seeing the bigger picture that God is in control. Live the Six: Learning to Live as an the Learning to Live as an Everyday Missionary Everyday Missionary Though few Christians would say that Gospel outreach and/or missionary efforts are reserved for those intrepid souls who serve in a foreign country, this attitude often seems strangely reflective of many believers ways of thinking. Perhaps, surprisingly for some, it s not the attitude Christ had for spreading the Good News. In this Project Connect booklet by Pastor Dion Garrett, he shares practical, down-toearth strategies for taking the Gospel to the streets, sharing it with all those exotic people we meet like our neighbors, our friends, maybe even somebody at our church. Hearing the word cancer from a doctor when referring to our diagnosis is probably the last thing we d ever want to hear. Suddenly, all that went before is BC (before cancer), and what s left is an ordeal with an uncertain outcome. Fear, discouragement, resignation, regret, sorrow all come into play when the c word is spoken. But hanging on to those emotions will block the individual from seeing the bigger picture that God is in control, even when the issue is cancer. In this booklet, inspiration comes from God s Word and the real-life stories of people, who have been through this disease themselves. ir words candid and sincere offer first-hand insights from those who truly understand what a powerful life-changer the cancer experience can be. At the end of the day, cancer is not a hopeless situation. God is there for us, and that is enough. Offering hope and courage, He works through our joys and our heartaches, our health and our disease. Live the Six: Learning to Live as an Everyday Missionary is a booklet that can change the way we look at our lives and the people around us. Garrett s approach to faithful, Christ-like living is to go beyond one day. In other words, keep doing those things that serve others and make their lives better by the good you do. He writes, to Live the Six is not about dramatic changes in your life. It s about inviting God into the life you re already living and finding ways to serve Him by meeting the needs of people around you. It s about finding common ground with others, establishing a rapport, and then building from there. Garrett reminds us that living this way is not a have to kind of thing, it s a get to kind of opportunity our special privilege from the God of the universe who is making us into His new creations, inviting us to share this Good News with the world around us. As author Karen Tripp writes, God knows what you re going through, and He understands your pain. Seek Him in His Word. re 6BE143 you will find Him ready to listen, ready to help. Comebacks 6BE153 HOW TO GET BACK UP AFTER LIFE KNOCKS YOU DOWN For those of us who have blown it or would like a re-do, comebacks are high on the agenda. re s no shortage of things in this world that can rock our boat or upset our applecart. Natural disasters, human crazies, financial perils, messed-up childhoods any or all of these can put us down and keep us there, if we let them. re s good news though. Getting knocked down isn t getting knocked out. Whether it s a sucker punch or a shot from your blind side that dropped you to the ground, you can make a personal comeback. Comebacks (6BE150) Trouble finds all of us, but only some seem to grow through it while others are crushed by it. Learn practical suggestions on how to get back up after life knocks you down. Loved and Loved and Not Forgotten Not Forgotten More than two million people are incarcerated in the United States, which is the world s largest prison population by far. While those imprisoned are there for a variety of offenses, none are sentenced to a life that excludes the Gospel. Penned by Chaplain Steve Hokana, this Project Connect booklet reminds readers that God s love in Jesus transcends all barriers, all crimes, all sins committed. God s grace is the ultimate game-changer; it brings a world of hope to the abject hopelessness that often marks the lives of those on the inside. Without God we are all in prison, awaiting the sentence we deserve. Jesus life, death and resurrection are God s guarantee that salvation is for everyone no matter who we are, no matter what we ve done. Here s the dilemma however. Sometimes our best intentions simply aren t enough. Sometimes what we face is a thing or issue or problem we can t get past. It s then when we need to let go, surrendering it to Him who alone has our back and our best interest at heart. Understanding this, we then know at the center of our comeback is our trust in God s goodness, no matter what, writes author and Pastor Dion Garrett. It s a decision to trust He is good even when everything around you seems to be screaming the opposite, and then to sit back and watch as He shows you His goodness. This is the message the prisoner needs to hear. This is the message we all need to hear. Pastor and Army Chaplain Steve Hokana has contributed more than 25 years of service to our nation. He is familiar with the plight of prisoners and understands that God s grace reaches out to everyone even those who seem lost and beyond hope. God s goodness, our comeback His grace at work as it transforms our lives. 6BE150 6BE142 Depression Understanding the Pieces of the Puzzle Depression: Understanding the pieces of the puzzle (6BE135) This booklet can assist in detecting other s struggle and respond with knowledge and with compassion. MANAGING MANAGING FINANCIAL FREEDOM FINANCIAL FREEDOM YOUR MONEY YOUR MONEY Are you struggling to manage your money? Feel like your finances are spinning out of control? Does the subject of money launch you into stress, shame, or even denial? If so, you are not alone. True clinical depression dwarfs any sadness the average person experiences. It s a life-crippling hurt that can wipe out the suffering individual. It gives those afflicted an overwhelming sense of hopelessness, isolating them from family, life, health, and love. In this booklet, Dr. Beverly Yahnke, a licensed psychologist and university professor, will explore this devastating condition and offer help in detecting those struggling with it. Along the way, she offers insights and a fresh perspective into how others can respond with knowledge and compassion to those who are depressed. Written by someone who has struggled first-hand with financial failure, this booklet explores the emotional component of money problems and provides practical money management tools to help you gain clarity and hope for your financial future. 6BE135 St. Louis, MO Finding Peace 6BE115 Overcoming Anxiety Mormons Finding Peace (6BE111) Many of us are frazzled by problems. If you are chronically troubled by fatigue, edginess, heart pains, you are not alone. Learn how to overcome anxiety and find hope. Mormons Who y are, What y Believe Mormon Church (aka Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) is an intriguing and perplexing religious movement. From its feelgood, family-oriented TV commercials to its Grammy- and Emmy-winning Mormon Tabernacle Choir to its earnest bicycling missionaries, the Mormon Church is high profile all the way. Founded in the early 19th century, this religious group boasts more than 15 million members and 85,000 missionaries, ranking it in the top five of Christian denominations in the U.S., according to the National Council of Churches. This Project Connect booklet by Rev. Wayne Palmer supplies essential information on the basics of this religious sect founded by Joseph Smith. Here you ll find fascinating details shedding light on Mormon history, including their particular beliefs and teachings on Jesus, the nature of God, pre-mortal existence, heaven, hell and Satan. Also provided are tips for engaging in meaningful and respectful conversations with your Mormon neighbors or those missionaries who may arrive at your front door. re is help. Read the true stories of three people who recovered, finding hope and healing for the physical, emotional and spiritual problems caused by anxiety. 6BE111 Managing Your Money (6BE115) Written by someone who has struggled with financial failure, this booklet provides practical money management tools to help you gain clarity and hope for your future. Finding Peace Overcoming Anxiety Anxiety has become epidemic. Many of us are frazzled by family problems, stress at work, financial woes and a thousand other hassles. If you are chronically troubled by fatigue, edginess, a churning stomach, heart pains, trembling and shaking, dizziness and/or migraine headaches, you are not alone. Like millions of other people, you may be struggling with anxiety, panic attacks or phobias. Loved And Not Forgotten (6BE142) In this prison ministry booklet learn that while those individuals incarcerated are there for a variety of offenses, none are sentenced to a life that excludes the Gospel. Major depression is a cruel and horribly sad disruption of life. Most of us, by the grace of God, are sufficiently resilient to endure small setbacks, reversals, and even longer periods of discouragement and loss. That kind of selfdetermined rebound, however, is not an option for those experiencing clinical depression. Live the Six: Learning to Live as an Everyday Missionary (6BE153) It is not about dramatic changes in your life, but, inviting God into the life you re already living and finding ways to serve Him by meeting the needs of people around you. Comebacks HOW TO GET BACK UP AFTER LIFE KNOCKS YOU DOWN Has God Abandoned Me? (6BE85) Domestic violence exists in any social standing, age, ethnicity or religion. Learn about it and develop a plan for the future and know that God never forsakes. 6BE157 Mormons: Who y Are, What y Believe (6BE157) What makes this group distinctive and how does it differ from other Christian churches? Questions like these and more are addressed in this informative booklet. First-Class Faith Sharing: Methods & Motivations (6BE154) As any Christian who has shared our faith will admit, it is a challenge; this booklet offers ways to reach out to an outsider to the Christian faith and be effective. No Need to Fear Dealing with Anxiety Anxiety, in one form or another, currently affects more than 20 million Americans. It comes in many forms: excessive worry, inability to make even the simplest decisions, discouraging thoughts, edginess, irritability, and panic attacks, to name a few. And it can be paralyzing. Overcoming anxiety-related fears is never easy, but you do not need to face this struggle alone. Within these pages you ll discover how to stop focusing on perceived fears and begin tapping into an incredible source of hope and healing. 6BE15 2 No Need to Fear (6BE15) Anxiety comes in many forms: excessive worry, inability to make decisions, edginess, irritability, and panic attacks. Learn how to begin tapping into a source of hope.
3 OVERCOMING OVERCOMING a Painful Childhood a Painful Childhood I m worthless. People cannot be trusted. It s my fault I was molested. Millions have been hurt by those they trust. As an adult survivor of physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse, you may wonder how Overcoming a Painful Childhood (6BE65) This booklet is for victims of abuse or neglect as a child, adult survivors of physical, emotional and spiritual abuse. Learn how to build a better and fruitful future. Have you ever considered the demands of giving and receiving care? This booklet from Project Connect shares the challenges, joys, and unexpected blessings experienced by those deeply involved in the care process. Authors Ron and Maggie Hilmer understand the dynamics of care from the inside out. Ron is a pastor with Parkinson s disease; Maggie is a physical therapist, who has congenital heart problems and chronic back pain. Together they have learned how to help each other over life s physical hurdles through their love for each other and their faith in God. your history of child abuse affects you; you can start feeling better today; you can look into the future with confidence. Speaking of Care Giving and Receiving Providing care is a tall order. Assisting a loved one whose needs require daily attention is not easy, says Maggie. We want things to be like they were. problem is they re not! This can have its drawbacks if it causes us not to appreciate the moment and savor the good things taking place right now, she adds. Recovering from a painful childhood is a slow process and you need not do it alone. With help from God and people who care, you can learn how to build a fruitful future full of hope. Sooner or later each of us may be giving or receiving care. Ron asks, Can anyone really avoid suffering? No, it is part of the human nature inherited from Adam after the fall of man into sin. This reality, however, can have immense benefit when considered properly. It can rouse us; it can awaken us from our lethargy and point us to the suffering Savior, he says. Join the Hilmers as they share frankly and with good humor the perspectives they ve gained from 16 years of marriage and as partners in the caregiving-receiving process. 6BE65 6BE134 Speaking of Care (6BE134) This relationship between care-givers and care-receivers is demanding and complicated, even more when it is within the same household. Parenting with Purpose (6BE109) Discover that God has a purpose for everyone including your children. This booklet offers practical insights to strengthen the way you relate to your children. Strength and Honor Strength and Honor THE SPIRITUAL WARFARE AGAINST PORNOGRAPHY THE SPIRITUAL WARFARE AGAINST PORNOGRAPHY Pornography, sadly, is a word all too familiar these days. To say porn has crept into our households would be an understatement; its advance has been more like a march, leaving a host of casualties in its wake: individuals, families, relationships, careers, sometimes even one s faith go down the drain, as this take-no-prisoner scourge derails Christian and non-christian alike. In this booklet the reader will find insights and hope for dealing with the problems brought on by pornography. words offered here are Christ-centered, to the point, and deliver a Christian approach to battling this pernicious vice. Its overriding aim is to help individuals defeat pornographic addiction in their lives, and with the power of God s grace it can be done. As the author writes, It is in His Name we conquer strongholds, including those built around the deception and slavery of pornography. 6BE149 Strength and Honor: Spiritual Warfare against Pornography (6BE149) words offered here are Christ-centered and deliver a Christian approach to battling this vice. Parents of Prodigals (6BE128) Ever since the first prodigals Adam and Eve God teaches us love, forgiveness and reconciliation to apply in any parent-child relationship. STRESSED STRESSED BUT CONNECTED BUT CONNECTED Unresolved issues. Financial trouble. Neglected health. Everyone feels stressed out. Right? Have you ever known a parent who is experiencing a relationship standoff with a child? This booklet considers the impasse that leads the child to take flight become prodigal in his or her response to a grievous home situation. We re all familiar with the painful story. At first, imperceptibly, a rift begins to form. Over time these circumstances can lead to separation. prodigal simply exits the home and doesn t look back. Wrong! Everybody has stress, but not everyone is stressed out. If you ve accepted stress as a way of life, this booklet is for you. From setting healthy personal boundaries to eliminating procrastination, these sensible strategies will help you manage stress before stress manages you. In this booklet, counselor Dan Kohn considers when the prodigal child hits the road. With absence comes the interminable questioning of what could have kept the rift from forming. re s anxiety over not knowing where and how the child is, and there s frustration over a situation the parent is powerless to do anything about. Best of all, you ll discover that you don t need to handle the pressure alone as you embrace God s best for your life! re is, however, hope an anticipation that God is faithful and can handle a prodigal child. Love, forgiveness, and open arms are central to the answer, and though the parents may find these attributes hard to come by, with God all things are possible even the longed-for return of a prodigal child. 6BE28 6BE107 Stressed but Connected (6BE107) Find insight from setting healthy personal boundaries to eliminating procrastination. Learn some sensible strategies to help you manage stress. PRAYER When You Don t Know What to Say Prayer, quite simply, is communication. It s the privileged exchange we share with God the Father, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. In prayer we converse with God; we pour out our hearts to Him; we offer up our praise to Him. We acknowledge Him as Lord of our lives, and we thank Him for sending His Son Jesus Christ to be our Savior. Prayer is all these things. It is also the searching talk we have with God when our hearts are burdened and sin lays us low with its crushing weight. In this booklet from Project Connect, the ways God answers prayer, why praying is important, and the words of our prayers are considered. An examination of Lord s Prayer offers valuable insights into this magnificent and simple little prayer, which Jesus gave His disciples. More than just wish lists we put before God, our prayers are an opportunity to share our deepest thoughts and heartfelt concerns with Him, who always has our best interests in mind. 6BE148 Prayer When You don t Know What to Say (6BE148) In this booklet are considered the ways God answers prayer, why praying is important, and the words of our prayers. Surviving A Loved One s Suicide (6BE66) fact that a loved one chose to die makes even more difficult, but life after such a tragedy can once again have hope and meaning. Raising Your Children with Respect (6BE45) This booklet offers 30 helpful tips for parents to build a rewarding relationship with their children, suggestions for opening up communication and setting the right example. Surviving Breast Cancer (6BE75) In this booklet the story of a woman who faced breast cancer, learned to cope, and found hope in the midst of the ordeal. Reasons to Believe (6BE145) Written to show the reasonableness of the Christian faith, this booklet is ideal as a quick go-to guide on how believing in God, Jesus and salvation makes sense on many levels. Talking Openly Talking Openly facing today s tough issues facing today s tough issues with Kids with Kids re are scores of books for new parents or parents of toddlers, but none of these will prepare you for communicating with your pre-teen on the issues of peer pressure, sex, drugs, violence and death. Recognizing the signs of trouble in your children as well as understanding your own nonverbal messages are two areas necessary for establishing effective communication patterns. This booklet offers practical advice on how and when to address these subjects with your children. 6BE49 Talking Openly with Kids (6BE49) Learn how to recognize signs of trouble in your children, your own non-verbal messages and establishing effective communication with them. REGRETS, REALITY, REGRETS, REALITY, RESTORATION RESTORATION Regrets, Reality, Restoration (6BE159) God thing we regret doing or not doing, do not have to dictate the present or the future. We can move beyond the crippling pain our decisions may have caused. TALKING TALKING With With re are many forms of prayer ranging from the very formal and memorized to the casual and spontaneous. Regardless of the type you choose, remember that each prayer is your special time to converse with God, your loving Father. Regrets: whose life is not plagued by at least a few of these nagging leftovers from the past? things we regret doing or not doing, as the case may be can wear us down, reshaping our lives and our sense of self, in the process. Left unattended, regrets erode our self-esteem, our willingness to press on, even our ability to think clearly. Everything becomes shrouded by the guilt, the pain we ve caused, the sense that lives have been ruined, or at least dreadfully altered, by our foolish mistakes. God This booklet explores why we pray, how we pray, and what happens when we pray. Above all, the author encourages us to view prayer as an invitation to speak with absolute candor to the One who loves us beyond measure, without fear of rejection. What s happened in our lives, however, does not have to dictate the present or the future. We can move beyond the crippling anguish and pain our decisions may have caused. Still, restoration true restoration is not purely a matter of willpower and positive thinking. It s turning to the One who has taken all our griefs, sorrows, anxieties, blunders, and misdeeds to the cross and where, once and for all time, He won for us an ultimate victory, through His death and resurrection. In Jesus there is a way out of your past. re is no sin beyond pardon. Even as Peter was devastated by his callousness toward the Savior s predicament and arrest, he was restored by the grace of God to a life that has made a difference in the lives of untold millions through the centuries. 6BE159 6BE22 Talking with God (6BE22) This booklet offers fresh insight to answer: Does prayer really work? Is there a right way to pray? It is ideal for both new and life-long Christians. Renew the Romance in Your Marriage (6BE86) Bible Learn how to overcome conflict, you can regain control of the mood to make your relationship a comfortable place to be yourself and to share affection with your spouse. Bible What? When? Why? What? When? Why? Why do Christians care so much about the Bible? y read the Bible and talk about it and study it. y preach and teach about the stories found in it. Why is this book so important? When was it written? Who is it about? What is it that makes it so different from other books that have come down to us through the centuries? In this Project Connect booklet, you will learn about the many smaller texts within the Bible that form the Scriptures as a whole. se texts (i.e. the individual books of the Bible) are divided into two sections, or testaments, and the books in each testament are arranged in a particular order. Together they comprise the Word of God given to mankind. y speak of God s work in the world, His righteous character and the sacrificial offering of His Son, Jesus Christ, to save the world from its sin. In these pages you will learn about the Bible and about the heart and center of its message. 6BE136 Bible What? When? Why? (6BE136) Christians read the Bible and talk about it and study it. y preach and teach about it. Why is this book so important? Self-Control in an Self-Control in an Addictive Addictive World World Addiction may be our greatest mental, physical, financial and spiritual challenge. When you cannot find self-control, you cannot experience the joy-filled life you want. If you are having difficulty controlling your behavior, these things may cross your mind: How do I know if I have an addiction? What causes lack of self-control? How can I change my behavior? How can I help my loved one find self-control? This booklet answers these and other questions to give you hope for a life that is addiction-free. 6BE119 Conflict at Home (6BE139) psychological and physical upheaval of PTSD is discussed in this booklet and reminds the reader this struggle is winnable. Self-Control in an Addictive World (6BE119) Addiction may be the greatest mental, physical, financial and spiritual challenge to have a joy-filled life. 660 Mason Ridge Center Dr. St. Louis, MO Setting Priorities (6BE117) pace of life is frantic! Packed with practical suggestions, this booklet offers great insight into managing your life. Mystery of You Mystery of You Clues to Your True Identity Clues to Your True Identity Using the popular board game CLUE as a template, author Melanie Wilson guides readers to a deeper understanding of their real selves. It s when an individual considers where he s been (rooms); what he s done (weapons); and who people (witnesses) say he is that a fuller grasp of identity can be acquired. We all have backgrounds filled with an assortment of experiences and people. Throughout our lives it s easy to build our perception of self good or bad on these variables. We do this at our peril; however, for we are flawed by sin from the beginning, unable on our own to fully discern our true identities. But there is One who knows us best, understands us fully, and loves us anyway. Whether our self-image is inflated by pride or beaten down by self-accusation, our identity our fullest identity is found in Jesus. He alone has paid the price for our sins and redeemed us to be new creations in Him. 6BE129 Mystery of You (6BE129) Feel like you are a failure and ashamed? This booklet helps you analyze you through your life and offers practical suggestions. So You Prayed So You Prayed Miracle Miracle for a for a Do modern-day miracles really happen? Have you seen them in other s lives, but never felt they occurred in yours? marvelous healing done by Jesus was widely described while He was on the earth. But what about today? What constitutes a healing miracle now? Why would some people experience an amazing healing and others would not? So You Prayed for A Miracle (6BE47) In a world where some people seem to experience miracles while others do not, it is necessary to understand what grace is. Purpose of Living, Purpose of Dying Purpose of Living, Purpose of Dying This first-hand account chronicles the life of Ron Casteel from the day he is diagnosed with AIDS. His story is a powerful and moving discovery process of God s purpose for our lives. As Casteel comes to terms with his shortened life, he applies Christ s saving mercy with other AIDS patients. His story is both a powerful witness and a practical guide for living. As he discovers, the purpose for living and the purpose for dying are the same to honor Christ. In this booklet you ll discover why Jesus performed miracles of healing. Today, many people wonder why miracles don t happen when, seemingly, they have taken all the appropriate steps to ask for healing. While the healing done by Jesus was visible in His day, the most important act He performed was securing eternal life for all who believe! 6BE47 6BE19 3 Purpose of Living, Purpose of Dying (6BE19) Chronicles the life of Ron Casteel from the day he was diagnosed with AIDS, it is a powerful and moving story for all.
4 Truth About Angels (6BE03) Today s media features many stories on angels. Do angels really exist? This booklet takes a biblical look at what we know about the origin, ranks, and purpose of angels. Why Should I Go to Church? Why Should I Go to Church? When you hear the word church or see a church building in your neighborhood, how do you feel? Do you smile at a warm memory? Do you frown with negative emotions? Do you have questions about what the people of that church believe and do? You are not alone. No matter where you are in your spiritual life, we invite you to discover the possibilities through the experiences of people just like you. Read the stories of smiles, frowns and lives transformed. 6BE96 Why Should I go to Church? (6BE96) When you hear the word church how do you feel? No matter where you are in your spiritual life, we invite you to discover the joy you can find in God s family. Unbearable Sorrow Unbearable Sorrow When Suicide Hits Home When Suicide Hits Home Unbearable Sorrow When Suicide Hits Home (6BE160) YOUR PLACE YOUR PLACE in God s Plan in God s Plan What s your purpose in life? Like spokes without a hub, a life without a purpose a center feels futile and empty. Losing a loved one to suicide leaves survivors shocked, angry, devastated and asking not why but find themselves searching out answers to many spiritual questions. This booklet will help you gain a deeper understanding about God s plans for you and with you. Whether in your family, workplace or community, God s plans will make the most of the gifts, talents and abilities He has entrusted to you. Discover how the pieces of your life fit beautifully together in His purpose His glorious purpose. taking of one s own life is one of the most shocking events of human nature. finality of the act leaves us bewildered and full of questions. Why? How could this have happened? What was bothering this person so much? What more could I have done? What more should I have said? se are the questions of suicide s survivors those left in the wake of emotion and confusion after a loved one has taken his or her life. Written in part by one who has been there, this Project Connect booklet examines this tragic event. Blending a firsthand account of a recalled, final conversation, with honest observations on what it means to grapple with such a death, this booklet concludes with spiritual insights into suicide and how God works through all things even surviving the suicide of a loved one. 6BE160 re s More to re s More to Anger than Anger than Getting Mad 6BE100 Your Place in God s Plan (6BE100) While God will not send you a Plan of the Day, in this booklet you will discover how the pieces of your life fit beautifully together in His glorious purpose. Getting Mad Poorly managed anger is the root of many serious physical, social and emotional problems, including poor health, chronic disease, depression, unhappy relationships, violence and crime. Some people are taught that it s wrong to get angry. Others are taught it s their right to get angry! truth is that everyone gets angry. Anger is a natural feeling that shows you something is wrong and can stir you to action against that which hurts you or others. Anger can come from frustration, injustice, embarrassment, disappointment, betrayal, grief, stress, fatigue. And there are lots of ways people deal with anger: ignore it, stuff it, withdraw, blame others, explode, escape. Learn productive ways to express your anger, what to say, and how to say it and what to do when your best efforts at good communication fail. 6BE138 re Is More to Anger than Getting Mad (6BE138) This booklet provides productive ways to express your anger, what to say, and how to say it. CLOSEOUT Uncover the Lover Within (6BE89) 25 author shares what she s learned from ten years of marriage and from professional experience counseling couples. Learn a new perspective to look at your relationship. Unlocking Prison guilt Unlocking Prison guilt the the of of We all struggle with guilt. Now while it s never pleasant, it can be useful. If guilt burdens you and prevents you from moving on, however, something is wrong. Is there an emotional issue or something you ve done that has you locked in a prison of blame? It might be a personal habit or an inappropriate relationship. Maybe it was a single mistake you just can t get beyond. spanish Booklets 50 Each Unlocking the Prison of Guilt (6BE83) We all struggle with guilt. Now while it s never pleasant, it can be useful if inspires change and growth, but if guilt burdens you? Learn how you can have freedom. CUANDO LOS HIJOS SE VAN CUANDO LOS HIJOS SE VAN Qué pasa cuando los hijos crecen y dejan el hogar? Qué sienten una madre y un padre cuando, después de tantos años de convivencia, ven partir a sus hijos para que estos vuelvan sólo de visita? En este folleto le invitamos a reflexionar juntos sobre las cosas que ocurren en este proceso de separación, a la vez que le brindamos sugerencias que le ayudarán a sobrellevar adecuadamente esta etapa, sabiendo que Dios está presente en cada momento de nuestro peregrinaje por esta vida. Living in guilt is nobody s idea of a good life, but there is a way to overcome it. Learn how one man found freedom from the torturous shame of an adulterous affair and murder, and how you can have that same freedom too. 6BE Victim, Validated, Victim, Validated, Victorious Victorious This booklet is a resource to help individuals, family members or loved ones in the midst of overcoming a life-shattering event. It is intended to illustrate that faith in Christ Jesus and His saving work on the cross are vital for those devastated by something or someone. Remember, you are not alone; resources are available. Many are listed in the back of this booklet. This text, of course, is not the final answer to victim issues. Instead, it s a way for that person to recover with God s help, so he or she can regain hope and trust. You can overcome! Jesus looked at them and said, With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). If your faith is damaged, consider a distraught father who pleaded with Jesus, concerning his son s condition. Jesus told him all things are possible through faith. Immediately the boy s father exclaimed, I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief! (Mark 9:24). 6BS07 Cuando los hijos se van (6BS07) ( Empty Nest) This booklet reflects on this process of separation and helps to endure this stage knowing that God is present in each and every moment of our lives. 6BE141 Cuando me enojo (6BS18) (re Is More to Anger than Getting Mad) Learn how to express and manage your anger in a correct way. Victim, Validated, Victorious (6BE141) This booklet helps individuals, family members or loved ones in the midst of overcoming a life-shattering event regain hope and trust. What Happens What Happens When I Die? When I Die? re s an end that awaits us all: death. In this life, few things are as unnerving as our own demise. We encounter the idea of death and dying probably every day in the news, on countless television programs, among those we know but do we ever really think about what becomes of us when we re dead and gone never to return to our lives, our family and friends and those we love the most? DIVORCIO DIVORCIO Cuando una pareja ya constituida descuida su relación y no dedica tiempo y energías para superar los problemas y lograr la reconciliación, de a poco se va produciendo una desintegración que deteriora la armonía y la satisfacción que una vez esa relación había sido capaz de producir. In this booklet by Pastor Stephen Hower, human death and what Scripture says about the end of our lives is explained to Christians and non-christians alike. Examining biblical passages dealing with the body, soul, heaven, hell and other topics, Hower unpacks this difficult subject for the reader. In the final analysis, he reminds us it s our belief in Jesus atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world that makes the ultimate difference when our lives come to an end. En este folleto queremos alentar a quienes están pensando en divorciarse a que, antes de hacerlo, piensen bien en las consecuencias dolorosas y profundas que tal decisión trae, y ayudar a quienes ya han pasado por un divorcio a superar el sufrimiento que el mismo trae consigo. 6BE137 What Is What Is Christmas? 6BS13 Divorcio (6BS13) (Divorce) Learn how to heal from the pain of betrayal and deal with the aftermath of divorce. St. Louis, MO Christmas? Christmas isn t always the bright and cheery affair found in songs or movies. Can it be merry for a family struggling through unemployment, alienation, and terminal illness? Written by Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Pastor Wayne Palmer, What Is Christmas? conveys how this season can be a complicated and difficult time of the year. For families working through hurt feelings, strained relationships even the oncoming death of a loved one Christmas can be a trying time. Providing Scriptural narrative from the first Christmas, Palmer conveys how God has reconciled man to Himself through His Son and how His love gives us hope when re-establishing connections with family members. best things about Christmas are often those impossible to put a price on time spent together, renewed love, and the true joy the birth of our Savior brings. For many, childhood memories of Christmas are magical bright lights, deep snow, and cherished time with family members. Sometimes, however, the passage of time makes those memories distant and elusive, and leaves one wondering whether it s possible to recapture the wonder of Christmas. Concluding the booklet, Palmer asks the reader this: Where do you find yourself this Christmas? Wherever that place might be, the reader is reminded that God s gift of love in Jesus Christ can heal every wound and repair every broken relationship. What Happens When I Die? (6BE137) Examining biblical passages dealing with the body, soul, heaven, hell and other topics, this booklet answers this difficult question. 6BE133 What is Christmas? (6BE133) For families working through strained relationships or death, Christmas can be a trying time. This booklet reminds the reader that God s gift of love can heal every wound. Dónde está Dios cuando sufrimos? (6BS16) (Where is God in the midst of our suffering?) God s Spirit reminds us that even in the midst of seemingly pointless suffering, God has a purpose. When in Doubt Read the Book! (6BE20) In clear and easy-to-understand language, this booklet explains that the instruction manual for living is provided in the Bible. Educando para la Vida (6BS03) (Parenting with Purpose) What a comfort to know that God has a purpose for everyone, including your children. Learn how to better relate to your children. in All of This? Where s God in All of This? Where s God Suffering happens all around us. Sometimes it comes in the form of a natural disaster; at other times it s a form of terror brought on by humans. Suffering can be fueled by economic or medical conditions, or it can appear randomly. Suffering can happen on a global scale, within a specific community, or be limited to an individual. El Estres Where s God in All of This? (6BE110) God s Spirit reminds us that even in the midst of seemingly pointless suffering, God has a purpose and it will ultimately work for our good because God loves His children. El Estres Asuntos sin solucionar. Problemas financieros. Enfermedades. Todos nos sentimos estresados. No es cierto? No, no es cierto! Todos tenemos estrés en nuestras vidas, pero no todos estamos estresados. Si estás estresado, y has aceptado esto como algo inevitable en tu vida, este folleto puede tener la respuesta que te guíe a vivir mejor. Desde saber establecer límites hasta evitar dejar todo para último momento, las estrategias que te ofrecemos aquí te ayudarán a controlar tu estrés antes que el estrés te controle a ti! Suffering comes in so many different forms, but they all drive us back to that age-old question: Where s God in all of this? Lo mejor de todo es que también descubrirás que no tienes por qué cargar tú solo con toda la presión. A través de lo mejor de Dios para mí... descubrirás que Dios está de tu lado, y dispuesto a ayudarte. 6BE110 Why Do Bad Things Happen? Why Do Bad Things Happen? (Courage During Difficult Times) (Courage During Difficult Times) As both author and pastor, Dr. Phillip Bickel rose to the challenge when asked to revise his writings about commonly asked questions in the face of heartache. In this booklet, Bickel shares in easy-to-understand language why trouble exists in the world, the benefit that can come from suffering and what God has done to deal with the evil and pain of this world. Dr. Bickel also provides valuable insights for sharing God s love and reminds readers that His desire is to comfort His people in all situations. 6BS23 El Juego Why Do Bad Things Happen? (6BE126) It is a commonly asked question, especially in the face of someone s heartache. This booklet shows how God wants to comfort. Cuál es el primer pensamiento que viene a tu mente cuando escuchas la palabra rico? Ahora considera la siguiente pregunta: Cuánto dinero piensas que tendrías que tener para considerarte rico? Por un lado, nuestra sociedad pone un énfasis muy grande en el dinero como fuente de seguridad, y en todas las cosas que con él se pueden comprar. Por otro lado, el jugador sabe que, si logra conseguir ese dinero, podrá ser independiente, algo que también es una prioridad en nuestra sociedad. Estás atrapado en ese ciclo? Si es así, este folleto es para ti. En él hablamos no sólo sobre el poder de esta adicción, sino también sobre el poder transformador de la recuperación. Si este problema está presente en tu vida, o en la vida de alguien que tú conoces, queremos que sepas que hay esperanza! 6BE126 6BS09 4 El Juego El estrés (6BS23) (Stressed but Connected) Find insight from setting healthy personal boundaries to eliminating procrastination. Learn some sensible strategies to help you manage stress. El juego (6BS09) (Gambling) Where does addiction start? In this booklet you will find the transforming power of recovery. If this problem is part of your life, know that there is hope!
5 Madres Solas El sabor de la Navidad (6BS35) ( Flavor of Christmas) What is Christmas? It has a long tradition originated in the context of Christianity but Christians can make a better one only if the baby Jesus is present. Madres Solas Para las madres divorciadas, viudas, o solteras, los problemas propios de mantener un hogar y criar a sus hijos conllevan sentimientos de ansiedad, soledad, sufrimiento, frustración, lágrimas y, sobre todo, una lucha constante para lograr sus metas en la vida. A través de este folleto deseamos brindar apoyo, aliento y orientación a todas las madres que están solas, para ayudarlas a llevar adelante en forma positiva sus vidas y las de sus hijos. Dios nos afirma en su Palabra que Él siempre está cerca de nosotros ofreciendo su orientación y consuelo de diversas maneras. Él está cerca para mostrar su amor y hacer visibles las capacidades que ha puesto en nuestras manos y las posibilidades que pone a nuestro alrededor. Si eres madre, y por cualquier motivo vives sola con tus hijos, o quizás conoces a otra mujer en estas condiciones, este folleto puede ayudarte. Lo hemos preparado con la finalidad de motivar a la reflexión y ofrecer sugerencias que puedan ayudar a superar problemas. Dios te ama, y te ofrece su guía. 6BS01 Madres solas (6BS01) (Single Mothers) If you are a mother and live alone with your children, this booklet can help. It offers suggestions that can help you overcome your daily challenges FUERZA y HONOR FUERZA y HONOR LA LUCHA ESPIRITUAL CONTRA LA PORNOGRAFÍA LA LUCHA ESPIRITUAL CONTRA LA PORNOGRAFÍA Lamentablemente, la palabra pornografía es un término muy familiar en estos días. Sería poco decir que la pornografía se ha entrometido en nuestros hogares. Sus avances han sido como una marcha que va dejando una secuela de víctimas: individuos, matrimonios, familias, relaciones, carreras, y en ocasiones hasta la fe todas ellas se destruyen por causa de este flagelo que descarrila a cristianos y no cristianos por igual. Fuerza y honor (6BS29) (Strength and Honor: Spiritual Warfare against Pornography) words offered here are Christ-centered and deliver a Christian approach to battling this vice. Paternidad Responsable Paternidad Responsable La paternidad responsable es una obligación, un arte, un gozo, una frustración, y un desafío. En este folleto, el lector encontrará pautas y esperanza para lidiar con los problemas causados por la pornografía. Las palabras aquí CRISTOofrecidas PARA son directas, y ofrecen una perspectiva cristiana sobre cómo luchar contra este vicio pernicioso. Nuestro mayor propósito es ayudar a las personas a vencer la adicción a lapara pornografía CRISTO en sus vidas, algo que, con el poder de la gracia de Dios, puede lograrse. Como dice el autor: Es en su nombre que conquistamos ataduras, incluyendo aquellas creadas alrededor de la PARA CRISTO decepción y la esclavitud a la pornografía. Sólo ltos du aa Par 6BS29 LA LA BIBLIA BIBLIA QUÉ? CUÁNDO? POR QUÉ? QUÉ? CUÁNDO? POR QUÉ? Es la obligación de criar a los adultos responsables y productivos de mañana. Es el arte de balancear todas las actividades y exigencias de la vida. Es el gozo de ver correr en nuestros hijos nuestra propia sangre, la frustración ante las cosas que no siempre son como quisiéramos, y el desafío de ser y dar lo mejor de nosotros mismos para el bien de ellos, y de la humanidad toda. La tarea parece abrumadora, pero recordemos que no estamos solos. Después de todo, la familia es una idea de Dios. Él la creó para que podamos vivir seguros y crecer fuertes, sabiendo que somos amados no sólo por nuestros padres, sino también por Él, nuestro Padre celestial. 6BS15 St. Louis, MO La Biblia Qué? Cuándo? Por qué? (6BS32) ( Bible What? When? Why?) Christians read the Bible and talk about it and study it. y preach and teach about it. Why is this book so important? PERDONAR ES DAR Y RECIBIR PERDONAR ES DAR Y RECIBIR Perdonar es dar, y a la vez recibir vida. George Macdonald La historia de la Biblia ha sido llamada La historia más importante jamás contada. Pero, alguna vez se preguntó cómo y dónde se hizo? Quién la escribió? Con qué fin? Quién decidió qué libros incluir? Por qué la Biblia es tan importante para los cristianos? Qué hace que este libro sea tan diferente de todos los otros libros que han surgido a través de los siglos? Es fácil hablar de perdonar, pero es mucho más difícil hacerlo. Cuando perdonamos, dejamos de lado el resentimiento y la culpa que cargábamos como resultado de haber sido lastimados. En este folleto encontrará la respuesta a esas preguntas sobre este libro que no sólo ha desafiado el paso del tiempo, sino que también es, sin lugar a dudas, un best-seller a nivel mundial. Pero, más importante aún, también encontrará el mensaje central de la Biblia: la obra de salvación de Dios porcristo el hombre a PARA través del sacrificio de su hijo Jesucristo. 6BS32 A pesar que a menudo es visto como un símbolo de debilidad o de entrega, el perdonar demanda, en realidad, una gran fortaleza. De dónde recibimos esa fuerza? De aquél que nos ama con un amor incondicional y eterno. Todos necesitamos ser perdonados... y todos necesitamos perdonar. En estas páginas encontrarás cómo el perdón, ofrecido y recibido, lleva a una paz transformadora. Paternidad responsable (6BS15) (Responsible Parenthood) This booklet provides suggestions and tips to help fathers be effective in raising their kids, following God s established order. 6BS14 Perdonar es... dar y recibir (6BS14) (Forgiveness is for Giving and for Getting) Everyone needs forgiveness. Discover how letting go of resentment and blame can lead to a transforming peace in your life. St. Louis, MO Por qué debo La depresión (6BS20) ir a la iglesia? (Depression) This booklet offers help in detecting other s struggle with it and offers insights and fresh perspective into how others can respond with knowledge. La oración (6BS25) (Prayer) In this booklet are considered the ways God answers prayer, why praying is important, and the words of our prayers. Por qué debo ir a la iglesia? Cuando escucha decir la palabra iglesia, o pasa por delante de una iglesia, cómo se siente? Le evoca un recuerdo cálido que le produce una sonrisa, o por el contrario le produce emociones negativas? Se pregunta en qué creerán las personas que van a esa iglesia? Sea cual sea su respuesta a las preguntas anteriores, usted no está solo. La mayoría de las personas quisieran tener una respuesta a su búsqueda espiritual. En este folleto le invitamos a descubrir las posibilidades que existen a través de las experiencias de personas como usted y yo que comparten sus historias de sonrisas, desencantos, y vidas transformadas. 6BS27 Por qué debo ir a la iglesia? (6BS27) (Why Should I Go To Church?) What the people of church believe and do? No matter where you are in your spiritual life, we invite you to read the stories of lives transformed. LA ORACIÓN LA ORACIÓN Dicho de manera simple, la oración es comunicación. Es el privilegio que tenemos de compartir nuestras cosas con Dios el Padre, el Creador y Sustentador del universo. En la oración conversamos con Dios, derramamos ante él nuestro corazón, le alabamos reconociéndolo como Señor de nuestras vidas, y le agradecemos por haber enviado a su hijo Jesucristo a salvarnos. La oración es todas esas cosas, y mucho más. También es la búsqueda que realizamos con Dios cuando nuestros corazones están abrumados y nos sentimos aplastados por el peso del pecado. En este folleto consideramos qué es la oración, cómo responde Dios a nuestras oraciones, por qué es importante orar, y cómo debemos orar. También hacemos un breve estudio de las palabras del Padrenuestro, y ofrecemos unos modelos de oraciones para diversas ocasiones. 6BS25 Qué me va a pasar cuando me muera? (6BS19) (What Happens When I Die?) Examining biblical passages dealing with the body, soul, heaven, hell and other topics, this booklet answers this difficult question. La prisión de la culpa La prisión de la culpa Tarde o temprano, todos lidiamos con culpas. Si bien la culpa nunca es algo placentero, puede llegar a ser útil. Pero cuando nos aflige tanto que nos impide vivir una vida normal, algo está mal. Se encuentra encerrado en la prisión de la culpa? Le molesta la conciencia por algo que hizo? Quizás sea su estilo de vida, o una relación inapropiada. O quizás haya cometido un error que no logra perdonarse. Entérese de cómo un hombre se liberó de la vergüenza que lo torturaba luego de cometer adulterio y asesinato, y aprenda cómo usted puede también liberarse de la prisión de la culpa. 6BS12 St. Louis, MO La prisión de la culpa (6BS12) (Unlocking the Prison of Guilt) Guilt can be useful if it inspires change and growth, but if guilt burdens you? Learn how you can have freedom. Razones para creer Razones para creer Escrito con el propósito de mostrar lo razonable que es la fe cristiana, Razones para creer presenta sus razones claramente y en forma convincente. Escrito por Stephen Hower, pastor de la iglesia luterana St. John en Ellisville, Missouri, este folleto explica en forma concisa cómo el cristianismo tiene sentido. En un estilo fácil de leer, Hower muestra cómo el creer en Dios, en la creación, en las profecías, en la moralidad del hombre, en Jesús y la salvación, no es algo fuera de este mundo. Por el contrario, la fe en la verdad de la Palabra de Dios está basada en evidencias históricas y arqueológicas, y es un respuesta lógica al material que tenemos a disposición. Como escribe Hower: Si la historia, la PARA LAS arqueología, las profecías CRISTO y las afirmaciones de NACIONES la Escritura prueban ser verdad, tal vez el mensaje de salvación por gracia mediante la fe en Jesús también deba considerarse válido. 6BS26 Razones para creer (6BS26) (Reasons To Believe) This booklet is a quick go-to guide to show the reasonableness of the Christian faith, on how believing in God, Jesus and salvation makes sense. La verdad sobre los ángeles La verdad sobre los ángeles Es cierto que existen los ángeles? Cuál es su propósito? Acaso podemos verlos? A través de este folleto le invitamos a explorar la evidencia bíblica acerca de los ángeles: su naturaleza y origen, los diferentes rangos que existen, e incluso la diferencia que hay entre los ángeles buenos y los ángeles malos. En estas páginas no sólo descubrirá las respuestas a muchas de las preguntas que el ser humano se ha hecho a través de los siglos, sino también lo que la Biblia nos dice con respecto a la función que los ángeles cumplen y el propósito con que han sido creados. 6BS33 La verdad sobre los ángeles (6BS33) ( Truth About Angels) Today s media features many stories on angels. This booklet takes a biblical look at what we know about the origin, ranks, and purpose of angels. Remordimientos. Quién no carga alguno en su memoria? El remordimiento por algo que hicimos o dejamos de hacer a veces pesa tanto en nuestra conciencia, que hasta nos cambia la vida. Si no hacemos algo al respecto, el remordimiento erosiona nuestra auto-estima, nuestro deseo de seguir adelante, e incluso nuestra habilidad de pensar claramente. Todo lo vemos a través de los ojos de la culpa, del dolor que hemos causado, de las vidas que hemos arruinado o alterado con nuestros tontos errores. Si bien la restauración no se logra con un simple acto de voluntad y pensamientos positivos, nuestro pasado no tiene por qué dictar ni el presente ni el futuro. Cuando nos volvemos a Aquél que ha cargado todas nuestras penas, aflicciones, ansiedades, equivocaciones y maldades a la cruz, podemos superar esa angustia y dolor devastadores que nuestras malas decisiones causaron. 6Bs31 Remordimientos Realidad Restauración Remordimientos Realidad Restauración Remordimientos, Realidad, Restauración (6BS31) (Regrets, Reality, Restoration) things we regret doing or not doing do not have to dictate the present or the future. Las Desgracias Las Desgracias Cuando nos sucede una desgracia nos sentimos confusos. Muchas veces, la primera reacción que tenemos es culpar a Dios por lo que nos sucede. Con demasiada facilidad le increpamos: Por qué a mí? Otras veces nos encerramos en nosotros mismos, sufriendo el dolor por dentro. Por qué reaccionamos así? Porque pensamos que, como somos buenas personas y no le hacemos mal a nadie, estamos libres de todo mal. Pero cuando la desgracia toca a nuestra puerta nos deja aturdidos y confusos, y hasta llegamos a pensar que Dios se equivocó de profesión. Pero sería un error dejar que nuestras emociones dominen el análisis del por qué de las desgracias. Por eso, para desarrollar este tema, nos vamos a apoyar en la Palabra de Dios y a escuchar lo que él tiene para decir al respecto. Es nuestro deseo y oración que, a través de este folleto, Dios te capacite para salir victorioso de las desgracias. 6BS24 Logrando una buena COVER:booklet_r3 3/8/11 9:23 AM LOGRANDO UNA BUENA COMUNICACIÓN Nuestro lenguaje es quizás una de las más hermosas dimensiones de nuestra naturaleza humana. No es cierto que todos deseamos tener una buena comunicación con los demás, y que estamos cansados de los malentendidos y de la falta de comunicación? En las páginas de este folleto encontrarás principios e ideas que te ayudarán a mejorar tu forma de comunicarte con las demás personas. Satanás, el gran engañador (6BS34) (Great Deceiver) This booklet will give you four basic strategies from God s Word that will help you live in Christ s victory over Satan. Las desgracias (6BS24) (Tragedies) When a disastrous occurence disrupted our life many times we feel confused and blame God. Learn how to overcome these feelings based in the Bible. Page 1 LOGRANDO UNA BUENA COMUNICACIÓN Vivir los Seis: Aprendiendo a vivir como Logrando una buena comunicación (6BS17) (Improving Communication) It is essential, but it s very difficult to achieve. How can we better communicate with our spouse, our children, and God? Learn practical tips. Vivir los Seis: Aprendiendo a vivir como misionero todos los días misionero todos los días Aun cuando no muchos cristianos dirían que la evangelización está reservada sólo para esas almas intrépidas que sirven en un país remoto, tal actitud parece ser reflejo de la forma de pensar de muchos cristianos en la actualidad. En este folleto, el Pastor Dion Garrett comparte estrategias prácticas para compartir el Evangelio con las personas que nos rodean sean nuestros vecinos, familiares, amigos, compañeros de trabajo o estudio, o el cajero del supermercado. Garrett escribe: Es cierto que a veces Dios llama a algunas personas a hacer cosas drásticas. Pero a la mayoría Dios no nos llama a vivir una vida drásticamente diferente. Vivir los Seis no tiene que CRISTO PARA ver con vivir una vida totalmente diferente, sino con lo que Dios quiere hacer dentro de la vida que uno ya está viviendo. Es un estilo de vida, no una lista de cosas para hacer. Es lo que va sucediendo en el camino, a medida que uno CRISTO va viviendo. PARA 6BS BS28 CHILDREN s Books $7.00 (1 unit = 25 books per title) se little books are geared toward pre-school to third-grade children. y are full of fun rhymes for youngsters (and parents) to answer questions about Jesus and our Christian faith: Vivir los Seis (6BS28) (Live the Six) Living as a missionary is inviting God into the life you re already living and finding ways to serve Him by meeting the needs of people around you. Do You Know Who Jesus Is? (6BE162) Sharing Your Faith (6BE155) Easter Story (6BE147) Learning to Pray (6BE158) Bully (6BE151) Christmas Journey (6BE146) 5
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