But did he?john's journey into true, mystical intimacy with God began when a neurologist diagnosed him with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and said, "Go home and get your affairs in order. Seventeen years later, even as john slipped into pain, John tells his story, recounting the ways God intervened in his life, freeing him from all that prevented intimacy with God, paralysis, and further toward death.
The Luckiest man: How a Seventeen-Year Battle with ALS Led Me to Intimacy with God #ad - In stunning, insightful prose, though occasionally painfully, The Luckiest Man points to the God who lovingly, drew John into the richness of friendship. They, too, will understand why John considers himself the "luckiest man. ". In this profoundly moving memoir, John Paine reveals the secret to intimacy with God and provides hope to all who are in the middle of their own trials.
He was a successful businessman, and--outwardly, a Bible teacher, a well-respected Christian leader, at least--the spiritual leader of his family.
Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou GehrigSimon & Schuster #ad - But as this definitive new biography makes clear, perhaps, Gehrig’s life was more complicated—and, even more heroic—than anyone really knew. What was not previously known, is that symptoms of Gehrig’s affliction began appearing in 1938, however, earlier than is commonly acknowledged. The definitive account of the life and tragic death of baseball legend Lou Gehrig.
Lou gehrig was a baseball legend—the iron horse, the stoic New York Yankee who was the greatest first baseman in history, a man whose consecutive-games streak was ended by a horrible disease that now bears his name. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, Jonathan Eig’s Luckiest Man shows us one of the greatest baseball players of all time as we’ve never seen him before.
Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig #ad - Drawing on new interviews and more than two hundred pages of previously unpublished letters to and from gehrig, his unlikely friendship with Babe Ruth a friendship that allegedly ended over rumors that Ruth had had an affair with Gehrig’s wife, Luckiest Man gives us an intimate portrait of the man who became an American hero: his life as a shy and awkward youth growing up in New York City, and his stellar career with the Yankees, where his consecutive-games streak stood for more than half a century.
Later, aware that he was dying, gehrig exhibited a perseverance that was truly inspiring; he lived the last two years of his short life with the same grace and dignity with which he gave his now-famous “luckiest man” speech.
Coming Clean: A Story of FaithZondervan #ad - Christianity today book award winner; ECPA Award FinalistBoldly honest, powerfully told, deeply moving - this is a story about finding yourself. Like seth, unresponsive god - whether it's through people-pleasing, career highs, the internet, we're all seeking balms for the anxiety of what sometimes seems to be an absent, shopping, social media likes, food, or even good works and elite theology.
Seth haines' memoir holds up a mirror to all of our stories to show the peace that is possible when we release our addictions and receive the healing presence of God. Seth haines was in the hospital with his wife, planning funeral songs for their not-yet two-year-old, when he made a very conscious decision: this was the last day he wanted to feel.
Seth shows us that true wholeness is found in facing our pain and anxieties with the tenacity and tenderness of Jesus, and only through Christ’s passion can we truly come clean. That evening, he asked his sister to smuggle in a bottle of gin and gave in to addiction. But whether or not you've ever had a drop to drink in your life, this book is for all who have sought ways to stop their pain.
Coming Clean: A Story of Faith #ad - Too often we attempt to escape our anxiety through addiction - any old addiction. But it often leaves us feeling even more empty than before. In coming clean, illuminating how to face the pain we'd rather avoid, and even more importantly, Seth Haines writes a raw account of his first 90 days of sobriety, how an abiding God meets us in that pain.
ALS: An Orientationcreate space #ad - Dunsky, md, is a retired physician who since his diagnosis in 2009 has been living with ALS, the complex, progressively debilitating disorder commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. As he immersed himself, he realized that misunderstanding of this complicated disease was rife, talking to ALS patients and exploring emerging assistive technologies and aids, preventing many from making the most of the precious years left.
The result is this compilation of not only his personal experiences as his own condition advanced but also current research and links to additional specialized resources. A terminal diagnosis simply means savoring to the fullest the life that is still possible. Eliot H. Its aim is to help other patients learn to live with their diagnosis and navigate the day-to-day struggles associated with it.
ALS: An Orientation #ad - Appropriate symptom management can help fend off the devastating effects of the disease for a longer period of time. Determined to maintain the best quality of life possible—for as long as possible—he extensively researched the condition and its management. Als: an orientation offers a practical guide for patients and their families on maximizing quality of life through strategic care and, importantly, coping with the emotional toll the disease can take.
Joy and Suffering#ad - But after many tests and meetings with experts, Marty finally got the word, he had Lou Gehrig’s disease, and the clock began to tick. Als robs its victims of their physical abilities, finally, from their muscular activity, and, to their nervous system, their ability to even breathe. Martin d’amore and his wife are both doctors, so when they began to notice possible ALS symptoms in Marty, they desperately looked for other causes.
. All the while, the mind remains intact. It is a brutal, often soul-crushing disease, and yet Marty has persevered and even grown as a result of ALS. Discover how marty’s battle with als has led him to a greater relationship with Christ, and, finally, a better understanding of himself, to great contentment and happiness.
Joy and Suffering #ad - Whether or not you or someone you love is battling ALS, this inspiring true story of love and courage will help you find joy through your sufferings.
Steps into God's Grace: Spiritual Formation through God's Word and the 12 Steps of Recovery#ad - My prayer for you is that along the way, God will help you recover the truth of who you really are and who He is. Yet inside, i was filled with sadness, emptiness, despite all this effort, insecurity and loneliness. So began my quest to find hope and peace in my life. Trusting in jesus christ as my lord and savior, studying the Bible, participating in 12 Step recovery programs and learning to listen and respond to the loving wisdom of the Holy Spirit caused significant changes in my life and I have peace I never had before.
That is why i’m inviting you to join me and enter into a similar transformational, discipleship journey with God in this Bible Study. Confused and overwhelmed, i forced myself to conform my outside to what was expected of me by trying to achieve greater accomplishments, acquire more things and perfect my image.
Steps into God's Grace: Spiritual Formation through God's Word and the 12 Steps of Recovery #ad - Are you confused, afraid or suffering? do you feel burdened by guilt or shame over past or present failures? Do you struggle with painful life circumstances that you feel powerless to control? Do you wonder where God is and why He doesn’t seem to help? You are not alone. I began life with many hopes and dreams, yet over time I felt beaten and battered by life circumstances or my poor choices.
The Book of Waking Up: Experiencing the Divine Love That Reorders a LifeZondervan #ad - Join him on the journey to waking up. As seth haines wrote in his award-winning book, Coming Clean, "We're all drunk on something. In his compelling follow-up, The Book of Waking Up, Seth invites you into the story of healing. Alcohol, chasing success, porn, entertainment, pills, cashing checks, shopping, and collecting social media "likes"--these and so many other things anesthetize us from the wounds of everyday living.
Yet there's only one force that can offer us true healing from life's pain. He invites you to see your coping mechanisms for what they are--lesser lovers, freedom, which cannot bring the peace, and wholeness you crave. Join award-winning writer seth haines in The Book of Waking Up for a guided experience into the Divine Love of God that transforms a life.
The Book of Waking Up: Experiencing the Divine Love That Reorders a Life #ad - The inevitable pain of life gives us many reasons to check out--and many ways to do it. Through guided reflections, find the why behind your pain, sustainable soul practices, The Book of Waking Up invites you to wake to your coping mechanisms, and stories from Seth's life and others, and walk into the Divine Love of God.
As seth writes, "Addiction is misplaced adoration. Now, join him on a journey toward the only Love worth adoring, the only Love that cures a soul. We all have our habits to "help" when life gets hard.
ALS Saved My Life... until it didn't#ad - Most people know life will not necessarily go as they planned. With the hope of helping others move forward after life-altering events, Jenni shares her story of life with ALS, outlining both the practical and existential changes needed to adapt and thrive. But what do we do when nothing goes as we had hoped? how do we cope with unpredictable changes in body and spirit – changes that require constant shifting of our view of ourself, other people, diagnosed in 2009 with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS, and the world? Jenni, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, has been forced to find answers to these questions every day.
Embodying the idea that courage does not always roar, radical acceptance, Jenni reveals the combination of self-reflection, grit, and social support that have allowed her to remain true to herself while living her life to the fullest.
Still Life: A MemoirSutherland House #ad - Locked in his own inanimate body, he became unable to eat, drink, or breathe without assistance. When change occurs, we have to choose how we will face it. Writes sutherland, "We can be paralyzed with fear or we can. Make peace with it. Meals were delivered through a feeding tube, a ventilator controlled his lungs through an opening in his throat.
Then he noticed that he was losing strength in his left arm. The only parts of his body he was able to move voluntarily were his eyes. Sutherland made peace with his disease and, and found happiness again — only to suffer the soul-shattering loss of his eldest son, surrounded by his loving family, Zachary.
Still Life: A Memoir #ad - Despite everything i lost through ALS, " he says, "Zachary's death was worse. Jeff's story, written on a device that tracks his eye movements on a visual keyboard, stands as a testament too the human spirit -- and a lesson in our ability to overcome life's most unspeakable tragedies. Soon, he could no longer speak.
An inspiring and brilliantly observed memoir in the manner of Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air and Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie. Father, medical doctor, husband, athlete, Jeff Sutherland had built a perfect life for himself and his family. Diagnosed with als lou Gehrig's Disease, he quickly lost the ability to walk.
It is my belief that this our soul's mission on earth.
Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of "And" in an Either-Or WorldIVP Books #ad - And lament, with its clear-eyed appraisal of suffering alongside its commitment to finding audience with God, is a paradoxical practice of faith. While there are certainties in Christian faith, at the heart of the Christian story is also paradox. We want faith to act like an orderly set of truth-claims designed to solve the problems and pain that life throws at us.
With signature candor and depth, Jen Pollock Michel helps readers imagine a Christian faith open to mystery. In the kingdom, god often hides in plain sight and announces his triumph on the back of a donkey. The incarnation―the paradox of God made human―teaches us to look for God in the and of body and spirit, heaven and earth.
In the paradox of grace, we receive life eternal by actively participating in death. Each of these themes give us certainty about God while also leading us into greater curiosity about his nature and activity in the world. Jesus invites us to abandon the polarities of either and or in order to embrace the difficult, wondrous dissonance of and.
Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of "And" in an Either-Or World #ad - As michel writes, "as soon as we think we have God figured out, we will have ceased to worship him as he is. With personal stories and reflection on Scripture, literature, and culture, Michel takes us deeper into mystery and into worship of the One who is Mystery and Love. What if certainty isn't the goal?in a world filled with ambiguity, many of us long for a belief system that provides straightforward answers to complex questions and clarity in the face of confusion.
Sacred Pace: Four Steps to Hearing God and Aligning Yourself With His WillThomas Nelson #ad - Wealthy beyond his wildest dreams but miserable beyond belief, Terry experienced a radical transformation when he discovered how to align himself with God’s will in the years following his crash and burn. Sacred pace is a four-step process that helps christians in all walks of life learn how toslow down their decision-making under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, gain the confident assurance that God’s answers are His way of fulfilling the true desires he has placed in their hearts, sift through their surface desires and sinful patterns in order to receive clear, peace-filled answers from the Lord, andgrow closer to the One who loves them most and knows them best.
This book is not another example of name-it-and-claim-it materialism in disguise. Instead, both big and small, it walks readers through the sometimes-painful process of “dying to self” in their decisions, so that they desire God’s will more than their own. How do we hear from god and discern his will when it’s time to make big decisions? Terry Looper shares a four-step process for doing just that - a process he has learned and refined over thirty years as a Christian entrepreneur and founder of a multi-billion dollar company.
Sacred Pace: Four Steps to Hearing God and Aligning Yourself With His Will #ad - At just thirty-six years old, terry Looper was a successful Christian businessman who thought he had it all—until managing all he had led to a devastating burnout.