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Some other folks who’ve shared their thoughts at various times.

Acknowledgements: Nov 2022 – Jan 2023

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  • ‘Encouraging Words’ email newsletter. November 19, 2010. encouragingwords@lists.christianitytoday.com.
  • God’s Little Devotional Book (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 2001)
  • Pulpit Helps, Volume 14, Number 9.
  • Rev. Neil Gass, Sr.
  • Chapman, Gary and Jennifer Thomas, The Five Languages of Apology (Chicago: Northfield Publishing, 2006)
  • Clarke, Thomas Curtis, The Golden Book of Immortality (New York: Association Press, 1954)
  • De Courcy, Philip, ‘Three Cheers’ posted March 12, 2015. Truth Matters, ktt.org.
  • Evans, Tony, Free at Last: Experiencing True Freedom Through Your Identity In Christ (Chicago: Moody, 2001)
  • Kennedy, D. James, Why I Believe (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2003)
  • Lucado, Max, Fearless (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009)
  • Lucado, Max, For These Tough Times (Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group, 2006)
  • Lucado, Max, Outlive Your Life (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010)
  • Mason, John, An Enemy Called Average (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1999)
  • Maxwell, John C., Leadership Promises for Your Week (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2007)
  • Merritt, James, Friends, Foes and Fools (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 1997)
  • Oliver, Neil, The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places (London: Transworld, 2018).
  • Omartian, Stormie, Seven Prayers That Will Change Your Life Forever (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2006)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, 30 Days to Taming Your Stress (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2007)
  • Schultze, Reimar, ‘Too Big for a Nutshell’, Call to Obedience, Number 372. www.schultze.org.
  • Swindoll, Charles, Man to Man (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998)
  • Warren, Rick, God’s Power to Change Your Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006)
  • Walker, Jon, Growing with Purpose: Connecting with God Every Day (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009)
  • Winquist, Jennifer, ‘Give a Hoot’, Curves Monthly Newsletter, October 2010.
  • Zens, Jon, ‘The Plague of Gossip in the Body of Christ’ posted June 28, 2010. Small Groups, www.smallgroups.com.

Acknowledgements: Aug – Oct 2022

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  • ‘God’s Little Devotional Book for Moms (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1995)
  • Words to Warm a Woman’s Heart (Minneapolis, MN: Summerside Press, 2008)
  • Blackaby, Henry, et al., Speak the Truth. Encounters with God Daily Bible (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008)
  • Coty, Debora M., Too Blessed to be Stressed: Inspiration for Climbing Out of Life’s Stress-Pool (Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2011)
  • Evans, Tony, Tony Evans’ Book of Illustrations (Chicago: Moody, 2009).
  • Lucado, Max, Cast of Characters (Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson, 2008)
  • Lucado, Max, Facing Your Giants (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008).
  • Mahalik, Betty, ‘Living a Five Star Life’, news@simpletruthsnews.com (accessed October 13, 2009).
  • Mason, John, An Enemy Called Average (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1990)
  • Maurer, Ron, ‘A Distressing Dinner’, posted August 2009, www.sermons.faithline.com.
  • Maxwell, John C., Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010).
  • Maxwell, John C., How Successful People Think (New York: Center Street, 2009).
  • Maxwell, John C., The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1999)
  • Merritt, James, Friends, Foes and Fools (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 2008)
  • Merritt, James, Still Standing: 8 Winning Strategies for Facing Tough Times (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2012)
  • Merritt, James, God’s Prescription For a Healthy Christian (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1990)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, 30 Days to a Great Attitude (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2009)
  • Robinson, Natasha, ‘Parting Ways’, posted August 4, 2010, www.christianitytoday.com.
  • Schultze, Reimar, ‘Jesus Honors Love Above Performance’, Call to Obedience, Number 367, www.schultze.org (accessed June 15, 2011).
  • Smith, Annette, Tell it like it is,  www.kyria.com, accessed 11/12/10
  • Swindoll, Charles R., Perfect Trust (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2012).
  • Tada, Joni Eareckson, Pearls of Great Price: 366 Daily Devotional Readings (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006),
  • www.christianitytoday.com 10/14/09. Walker, Jon, It’s Too Hard To Get Along.
  • www.gracecreates.com, accessed 12/1/10 redlandbaptist.net/sermon/william-booth-soup-soap-and-salvation, accessed 28/4/21

Acknowledgements: May – July 2022

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  • God’s Little Devotional Book (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1995)
  • Comfort, Ray, How To Know God Exists (Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos 2007)
  • Coty, Debora M., Too Blessed to be Stressed: Inspiration for Climbing Out of Life’s Stress-Pool (Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2011)
  • Jeremiah, David, Turning Points (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2005)
  • Kennedy, D. James, Why I Believe (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010)
  • Maxwell, John C., The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1999)
  • Maxwell, John C., Put Your Dream to the Test (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009)
  • Merritt, James, How to Impact and Influence Others (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2002)
  • Merritt, James, Friends, Foes and Fools (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 1997)
  • Omartian, Stormie. Seven Prayers That Will Change Your Life Forever. (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2006)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2005)
  • Rossman, Jeffrey, PhD, ‘6 Secrets to Conquering Crisis’, Prevention Magazine (January 2011)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., The Grace Awakening (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1998)
  • Trujillo, Kelli B., ‘10 Non-Obnoxious Ways to Share Your Faith at Work’, posted October 3, 2011, www.kyria.com
  • Warren, Rick, God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006)
  • Warren, Rick. God’s Power to Change Your Life. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006)

Acknowledgements: February – April 2022

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  • God’s Little Devotional Book for Moms (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1995)
  • Words to Warm a Woman’s Heart (Minneapolis, MN: Summerside Press, 2008)
  • Blackaby, Henry, et al., Speak the Truth. Encounters with God Daily Bible (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008)
  • Coty, Debora M., Too Blessed to be Stressed: Inspiration for Climbing Out of Life’s Stress-Pool (Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2011)
  • Evans, Tony, Tony Evans’ Book of Illustrations (Chicago: Moody, 2009).
  • Lucado, Max, Cast of Characters (Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson, 2008)
  • Lucado, Max, Facing Your Giants (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008).
  • Mahalik, Betty, ‘Living a Five Star Life’, news@simpletruthsnews.com (accessed October 13, 2009).
  • Mason, John, An Enemy Called Average (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1990)
  • Maurer, Ron, ‘A Distressing Dinner’, posted August 2009, www.sermons.faithline.com.
  • Maxwell, John C., Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010).
  • Maxwell, John C., How Successful People Think (New York: Center Street, 2009).
  • Maxwell, John C., The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1999)
  • Merritt, James, Friends, Foes and Fools (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 2008)
  • Merritt, James, Still Standing: 8 Winning Strategies for Facing Tough Times (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2012)
  • Merritt, James, God’s Prescription For a Healthy Christian (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1990)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, 30 Days to a Great Attitude (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2009)
  • Robinson, Natasha, ‘Parting Ways’, posted August 4, 2010, www.christianitytoday.com.
  • Schultze, Reimar, ‘Jesus Honors Love Above Performance’, Call to Obedience, Number 367, www.schultze.org (accessed June 15, 2011).
  • Smith, Annette, Tell it like it is, www.kyria.com, accessed 11/12/10
  • Swindoll, Charles R., Perfect Trust (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2012).
  • Tada, Joni Eareckson, Pearls of Great Price: 366 Daily Devotional Readings (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006), www.christianitytoday.com 10/14/09.
  • Walker, Jon, It’s Too Hard To Get Along. www.gracecreates.com, accessed 12/1/10 redlandbaptist.net/sermon/william-booth-soup-soap-and-salvation, accessed 28/4/21

Acknowledgements: November 2021 – January 2022

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  • God’s Little Devotional Book for Moms (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1995)
  • Batterson, Mark, Soul Print (Portland, Ore.: Multnomah, 2011)
  • Comfort, Ray, How To Know God Exists (Bridge-Logos 2007)
  • Comfort, Ray, Scientific Facts in the Bible (Bridge-Logos, 2001)
  • Gray, Alice, ed., Sisters, Stories for the Heart: The Original Collection (Portland, OR: Multnomah, 2001)
  • Lucado, Max, Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2006)
  • Lucado, Max, Turn: Remembering Our Foundations (Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah, 2009)
  • Lucado, Max, For These Tough Times (Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group, 2006)
  • MacDonald, Gordon, The Effective Father (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1977)
  • Mason, John, Believe You Can (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2010)
  • Maxwell, John C., Leadership Gold (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008)
  • Maxwell, John C., Leadership Promises for Your Week (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2007)
  • Maxwell, John C., The Difference Maker (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2006)
  • Merritt, James, How to Impact and Influence Others (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2002)
  • Merritt, James, Friends, Foes and Fools (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 1997)
  • Meyer, Joyce, Power Thoughts (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2010)
  • Nelson, Bill, Mission (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich 1988)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, Confronting Without Offending (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2009)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2005)
  • Stanley, Andy, Fields of Gold (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2006)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., The Owner’s Manual for Christians (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., Come Before Winter and Share My Hope (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1994)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., God vs. Our Giants, Insight for Living, 2005.

Acknowledgements: August – October 2021

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  • God’s Little Devotional Book for Men (Tulsa, OK: Honor Books, 1995)
  • Have a Good Day! Volume 11, No. 1; May 1978 (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House)
  • Armstrong, Kristin, Work in Progress (New York: FaithWords, 2009)
  • Comfort, Ray, Scientific Facts in the Bible (Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos, 2001)
  • Cooke, Phil, Jolt! (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2011
  • Evans, Tony, Life Essentials, (Chicago: Moody, 2003)
  • Evans, Tony, Tony Evans’ Book of Illustrations (Chicago: Moody, 2009).
  • Gray, Alice, More Stories for the Heart: The Second Collection (Portland, OR: Multnomah, 1997)
  • Jeremiah, David, Morning and Evening Devotions: Holy Moments in the Presence of God (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2017)
  • Jeremiah, David, Turning Points (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2005)
  • Lucado, Max, Grace (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2012)
  • Maxwell, John C., How Successful People Think, (New York: Center Street, 2009)
  • Maxwell, John C., The Difference Maker (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2006)
  • Merritt, James, How to Impact and Influence Others (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2002)
  • Meyer, Joyce, New Day, New You: 366 Devotions for Enjoying Everyday Life (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2007)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2005)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, Confronting without Offending (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2009)
  • Warren, Rick, God’s Power to Change Your Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006)

Acknowledgements: May – July 2021

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  • God’s Little Devotional Book for Moms (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1995). Batterson, Mark
  • Soul Print (Portland, Ore.: Multnomah, 2011). Comfort, Ray
  • How To Know God Exists (Bridge-Logos 2007). Comfort, Ray
  • Scientific Facts in the Bible (Bridge-Logos, 2001). Dobson, Dr James
  • Dr Dobson’s Handbook of Family Advice (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998). Evans, Tony
  • Marriage Matters (Chicago: Moody, 2010). Gray, Alice, ed
  • Sisters, Stories for the Heart: The Original Collection (Portland, OR: Multnomah, 2001). Lucado, Max
  • Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2006). Lucado, Max
  • Turn: Remembering Our Foundations (Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah, 2009). Lucado, Max
  • For These Tough Times (Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group, 2006). MacDonald, Gordon
  • The Effective Father (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1977). Mason, John, Believe
  • You Can (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2010) . Maxwell, John C
  • Leadership Gold (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008). Maxwell, John C
  • Leadership Promises for Your Week (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2007). Maxwell, John C
  • The Difference Maker (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2006). Merritt, James
  • How to Impact and Influence Others (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2002). Merritt, James
  • Friends, Foes and Fools (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 1997). Meyer, Joyce
  • Power Thoughts (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2010).Nelson, Bill
  • Mission (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich 1988). Pegues, Deborah Smith
  • Confronting Without Offending (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2009). Pegues, Deborah Smith
  • 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2005). Stanley, Andy
  • Fields of Gold (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2006). Swindoll, Charles R
  • The Owner’s Manual for Christians (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009). Swindoll, Charles R.
  • Come Before Winter and Share My Hope (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1994). Swindoll, Charles R
  • God vs. Our Giants, Insight for Living, 2005

Acknowledgements: February – April 2021

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  • God’s Little Devotional Book (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 2005)
  • God’s Little Devotional Book for Men (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1996).
  • God’s Little Devotional Book for Moms (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1995).
  • Blackaby, Henry T. & Richard Blackaby, Experiencing God Day-by-Day (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1998).
  • Cooke, Phil, Jolt! (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2011).
  • DeMoss, Nancy Leigh, Choosing Gratitude (Chicago: Moody, 2009).
  • Dobson, Dr James, Dr Dobson’s Handbook of Family Advice (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998).
  • Evans, Tony, Life Essentials (Chicago: Moody, 2003).
  • Gordon, Jon, ‘Your Purpose Must Be Greater Than Your Challenges’, www.jon@jongordon.com.
  • Grady, Lee, ‘Pray Beyond Delay!’, Charisma Magazine (September 2012).
  • Jack Hayford Tape #3206 How to Pray without Ceasing: www.livingway.org. 9/27/09.
  • Howard, Beth, ‘The Secrets of Resilient People’, AARP Magazine (November/December 2009).
  • James, Frank A. III (Provost of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary), ‘In the Shadow of Mount Hood’, Christianity Today, posted October 5, 2010.
  • Larson, Craig Brian and Leadership Journal, 750 Engaging Illustrations for Preachers, Teachers, and Writers (Ada, MI: Baker Books, 2008).
  • Lucado, Max, Grace (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2014)
  • Mason, John, Believe You Can (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2010).
  • Maxwell, John C., How Successful People Think (New York: Center Street, 2009)
  • Merritt, James, In a World of…Friends, Foes and Fools (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 2008).
  • Meyer, Joyce, New Day, New You: 366 Devotions for Enjoying Everyday Life (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2007).
  • Murdock, Mike, The Uncommon Minister (Fort Worth, TX: Wisdom International, 1999).
  • Ortberg, John, The Me I Want to Be (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010).
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, 30 Days to Taming Your Fears (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2011).
  • Sims, A., ed., An Hour with George Müller: The Man of Faith to Whom God Gave Millions (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1939), accessed August 30, 2018, www.wholesomewords.org/biography/bmuller7.html.
  • Swindoll, Charles R., Killing Giants: Pulling Thorns (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1994)
  • University of Rochester Medical Center, ‘Understanding the Teen Brain’, accessed 3 March, 2020, www.urmc.rochester.edu.
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information, ‘Maturation of the adolescent brain’, accessed 3 March, 2020, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
  • Walker, Jon, ‘Jesus Stopped’, accessed July 13, 2010;
  • ‘Do You Know God’s Generosity?’, accessed October 26, 2010, gracecreates.com.

Acknowledgements: November 2020 – January 2021

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  • God’s Little Devotional Book For Men (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1996)
  • Cooke, Phil, One Big Thing (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2012)
  • Dobson, Dr James, Dr Dobson’s Handbook of Family Advice (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998)
  • Evans, Tony, God’s Unlikely Path to Success (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2012)
  • Hendricks, Howard G. and William W. Hendricks, Living by the Book (Chicago: Moody, 2007)
  • Lucado, Max, God’s Story, Your Story (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011)
  • Lucado, Max, You’ll Get Through This (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013)
  • Maxwell, John C., How Successful People Think (New York: Center Street, 2009)
  • Maxwell, John C., Leadership Promises for Your Week (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2007)
  • Merritt, James, God’s Prescription For a Healthy Christian (Colorado Springs, CO; Victor Books, 1990)
  • Meyer, Joyce, Power Thoughts (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2010)
  • Murdock, Dr Mike, The Uncommon Minister (Fort Worth, TX: Wisdom International, 1999)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, Emergency Prayers: God’s Help in Your Time of Need (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2008)
  • Shorb, Ann, PhD, ‘Our all sufficient God’, accessed 3 November, 2009, www.webmaster@ccesonline.com.
  • Swindoll, Charles R., Getting Through the Tough Stuff (Nashville, TN: W. Publishing Group, 2006)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., Perfect Trust (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2012)
  • Wagner, John, Truth or Dare, Part 2, a sermon; Truth or Dare, Part 4, a sermon; Go, a sermon; Faith Fellowship Ministries, Sayreville, NJ.
  • Dare to Expect God’s Best’, accessed 27 January, 2011, www.cfaith.com; ‘Living in Peace and Unity’, accessed 6 March, 2011, www.cfaith.com.

Acknowledgements: August – October 2020

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  • Cowman, L.B., Streams in the Desert (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996)
  • Dobson, Dr James, Dr Dobson’s Handbook of Family Advice (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998)
  • Hardin, Brian, Outreach Magazine (September/October 2012)
  • Lucado, Max, Next Door Saviour (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009)
  • Mason, Sam, Talking Dogs (Bloomington, IN: Inspiring Voices, 2012)
  • Maxwell, John C., Encouragement Changes Everything (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008)
  • Maxwell, John C., How Successful People Think (New York: Center Street, 2009)
  • Maxwell, John C., Making the Most of Your Marriage (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1996)
  • Maxwell, John C., Winning with People: Discover the People Principles That Work for You Every Time (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2007)
  • Merritt, James, God’s Prescription For a Healthy Christian (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1990)
  • Merritt, James, How to Impact and Influence Others (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2002)
  • Merritt, James, Still Standing: 8 Winning Strategies for Facing Tough Times (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2012)
  • Murdock, Mike, Article by Dr Mike Murdock in The Wisdom Digest (Vol. 21)
  • Ortberg, John, Living the God Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Inspirio, 2004)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, Emergency Prayers: God’s Help in Your Time of Need (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2008)
  • Wagner, John, ‘Go.’ A sermon by Pastor John Wagner, Faith Fellowship Ministries, Sayreville, NJ.
  • Warren, Rick, God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions (Grand Rapids, MI; Zondervan, 2006)

Acknowledgments for May – July 2020

  • Prevention Magazine, November, 2002.
  • Cook, David C., God’s Little Devotional Book for Men, (Tulsa, OK: Honor Books,1996)
  • Cook, David C., God’s Little Devotional Book For Leaders, (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1997)
  • Jeremiah, David, Turning Points, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2005)
  • Lewis, C.S.,The Problem of Pain, (Collins, 2012).
  • Maxwell, John C., How Successful People Think, (New York: Center Street, 2009)
  • Merritt, James, Friends, Foes and Fools, (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 1997), 70-71
  • Merritt, James, Still Standing: 8 Winning Strategies for Facing Tough Times, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2012)
  • Nowak, Kate, May You Be Blessed, (Naperville, IL: Simple Truths, 2007).
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, 30 Days to Taming Your Fears, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2011)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, 30 Days to Taming Your Anger, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2013).
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, Emergency Prayers, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2008).
  • Stanley, Charles F., Prayer: The Ultimate Conversation, (New York: Howard Books, 2013).
  • The Office for National Statistics, ‘Homicide in England and Wales: year ending March 2018’, accessed June 4, 2019, www.ons.gov.uk.
  • Williams, Karen, ‘Best Practices. Embracing the Vision’. Contributed by Karen Williams, President, Strategic Media Solutions.

Acknowledgments for February – April 2020

  • Counselling Directory, Statistics about key mental health problems, accessed 7 March 2019, www.counselling-directory.org.uk.
  • God’s Little Devotional Book for Leaders, (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1997)
  • Armstrong, Kristin, Strength for the Climb: A Daily Devotional (New York: FaithWords, 2007)
  • Carlson, Richard, PhD, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: And It’s All Small Stuff (New York: Hyperion, 2000)
  • De Mello, Anthony, ‘The Contented Fisherman’. Posted September 19, 2007 www.anthony-de-mello.blogspot.com
  • Krejcir, Dr Richard J., Statistics on Pastors: 2016 Update, accessed 18 March 2019, www.churchleadership.org
  • Kroc, Ray with Robert Anderson, Grinding It Out: The Making of MacDonald’s (Contemporary Books, 1977)
  • Landers, Ann, The Best of Ann Landers, May 13 (New York: Ballantine Books, 1997)
  • Lucado, Max, You’ll Get Through This (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013)
  • Maxwell, John C., The Difference Maker (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2006)
  • Maxwell, John C., Breakthrough Parenting (Colorado Springs, CO: Focus on the Family, 1996)
  • Merritt, James, Still Standing: 8 Winning Strategies for Facing Tough Times (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2012)
  • Murdock, Dr Mike, Wisdom for Winning (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1988)
  • Roberts, Mark D., ‘What makes us different?’ (Newsletter@TheHighCalling.org) September 17, 2008; ‘Living with a Hollow Altar’, theologyofwork.org. Posted August 31, 2009
  • Schuller, Robert H., ‘Worth the “Weight”’. Posted October 28, 2009. www.crystalcathedral.org
  • Swindoll, Charles R., The Finishing Touch (Nashville, TN: W. Publishing Group, 1995)
  • Tada, Joni Eareckson, Pearls of Great Price: 366 Daily Devotional Readings (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006)
  • Trujillo, Kelli B., ‘Jesus-Style Service’. Posted September 1, 2009 www.christianitytoday.com
  • Walker, Jon, ‘Service is Sacrifice’. September 16, 2009 www.info@gracecreates.com

Acknowledgments for November 2019 – January 2020

  • Becoming: The Devotional Bible for Women, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2006)
  • God’s Little Devotional Book For Leaders, (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1997)
  • Batterson, Mark, All In, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013)
  • Evans, Tony, Time To Get Serious, (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1995)
  • Gordon, Jon, ‘Play to Win’, accessed October 25, 2010, ‘Positively Contagious’ accessed December 7, 2009, www.jongordon.com.
  • Lucado, Max, You’ll Get Through This, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013)
  • Mason, John L., Let Go of Whatever Makes You Stop, (Tulsa, OK: Insight International, 1994)
  • Mason, John L., You’re Born an Original, Don’t Die a Copy! (Tulsa, OK: Insight International, 1993)
  • Merritt, James, Still Standing: 8 Winning Strategies for Facing Tough Times, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2012)
  • Meyer, Joyce, Power Thoughts, (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2010)
  • Ortberg, John, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002)
  • Ortberg, John, The Me I Want To Be, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010)
  • Matousek, Mark, When You’re Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living, (New York: Bloomsbury, 2008)
  • Roberts, Mark D., ‘Welcome the Weak in Faith’, accessed April 6, 2009; ‘The Reluctance of a Leader, accessed May 11, 2009; ‘The Confidence of a Leader’, accessed May 12, 2009; ‘Play Skilfully’, accessed May 2, 2009
  • Walker, Jon., ‘Objective-in-Jesus: Respect’, accessed March 31, 2009, www.info@gracecreates.com

Acknowledgments for August 2019 – October 2019

  • God’s Little Devotional Book For Leaders, (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1997)
  • Launch Out into the Deep’, accessed September 30, 2010, www.eshcolvalley.com
  • Awosika, Ibukun, Business His Way, (Maitland, FL: Xulon, 2009)
  • Armstrong, Kristin, Work in Progress, (New York: FaithWords, 2009)
  • Armstrong, Kristin, Strength for the Climb: A Daily Devotional, (New York: FaithWords, 2007)
  • Blackaby, Henry T. & Richard Blackaby, Experiencing God Day-by-Day, (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1998)
  • Dobson, Dr James, Dr Dobson’s Handbook of Family Advice, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998)
  • Landers, Ann, The Best of Ann Landers: Her Favorite Letters of All Time, (New York: Ballantine, 1997)
  • Lucado, Max, You’ll Get Through This, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013)
  • Lucado, Max, God’s Story, Your Story, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011)
  • Mason, John, An Enemy Called Average, (Tulsa, OK: Insight Publishing Group, 1990)
  • Maxwell, John C., Beyond Talent: Become Someone Who Gets Extraordinary Results, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2011)
  • Maxwell, John C., Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2000)
  • Maxwell, John C., Today Matters, (New York: Center Street, 2005)
  • Maxwell, John C., How Successful People Think, (New York: Center Street, 2009)
  • Merritt, James, Friends, Foes and Fools, (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 1997)
  • Merritt, James, Still Standing: 8 Winning Strategies for Facing Tough Times, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2012)
  • Meyer, Joyce, The Secret to True Happiness, (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2008)
  • Meyer, Joyce. ‘How Do You See Yourself?’ joycemeyer.org/everydayanswers/ea-teachings/how-do-you-see-yourself
  • Meyer, Joyce, Approval Addiction, (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2008)
  • Ortberg, John, The Me I Want to Be, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010)
  • Ortberg, John, Now What? (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan/Inspirio, 2005)
  • Ortberg, John, ‘Start Spreading the News’, accessed July 2, 2010, www.kyria.com
  • Parachin, Victor, ‘Eight Ways to Encourage Your Pastor’, posted October 25, 2012, dailyencouragement.net
  • Penner, Jim, ‘You Are Beautiful’, accessed July 6, 2010, www.crystalcathedral.org
  • Schuller, Robert, ‘Lovingly Forgive’, accessed March 21, 2010, www.positiveminute@hourofpower.cc
  • Schultze, Reimar, ‘And Jacob Was Left Alone’, accessed July 12, 2011, www.cto-news@schultze.org
  • Swindoll, Charles R., The Finishing Touch, (Nashville, TN: W. Publishing Group, 1995)
  • Walker, Jon, ‘Send Picture First’, accessed April 1, 2010, www.gracecreates.com
  • Yancey, Philip, What’s So Amazing About Grace? (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997)
  • Yancey, Philip, Grace Notes: Daily Readings with a Fellow Pilgrim, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009)

Acknowledgments for May 2019 – July 2019

  • God’s Little Devotional Book For Leaders, (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1997)
  • Arneson, Karen Casey, ‘Cannibals in Christendom’, accessed November 20, 2009, www.blog.kyrina.com
  • Batterson, Mark, All In, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013)
  • Beattie, Melody, The Language of Letting Go, (Center City, MN: Hazelden, 1990)
  • Hamel, Gary and C.K. Prahalad, Competing for the Future, (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1996)
  • Hildebrand, Kenneth, Achieving Real Happiness, (New York: Harper & Row)
  • Lucado, Max, You’ll Get Through This, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013)
  • Maxwell, John C., Leadership Promises for Your Week, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2007)
  • Maxwell, John C., Put Your Dream to the Test, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009).
  • Maxwell, John C., Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010).
  • Merritt, James, Still Standing: 8 Winning Strategies for Facing Tough Times, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2012)
  • Merritt, James, Friends, Foes, and Fools: Wisdom from Proverbs for Fathers, (Nashville, TN; Broadman & Holman, 1999).
  • Penner, Jim, ‘Hope in the Lord’, accessed July 24, 2010, www.crystalcathedral.org.
  • Roberts, Mark D., ‘Leave Us Alone’, accessed November 11, 2009, www.TheHighCalling.org.
  • Swindoll, Charles R., Growing Deep in the Christian Life, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1995)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., The Finishing Touch, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008).
  • Wyatt, Keri, ‘Growing in Gratitude’, accessed June 21, 2010. www.christianitytoday.com

Acknowledgments for February 2019 – April 2019

  • Armstrong, Kristin, Strength for the Climb: A Daily Devotional, New York: FaithWords, 2007
  • Batterson, Mark, All In, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013
  • Beattie, Melody, More Language of Letting Go, Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2000
  • Blackaby, Henry T. & Richard Blackaby, Experiencing God Day-by-Day, Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1998
  • Dobson, James, Dr Dobson’s Handbook of Family Advice, Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998
  • Gordon, Jon, ‘10 Thoughts about Leadership’, accessed February 1, 2011, www.jongordon.com
  • Humpal, David, ‘Why Christ was Lifted Up on a Cross’, accessed February 28, 2011, www.hurtingchristian.org
  • Jeffrey, Grant R., The Signature of God, Frontier Research, 1996
  • Lucado, Max, Outlive Your Life, Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010
  • Mason, John, The Impossible Is Possible, Bloomington, MN: Bethany House, 2003
  • Mason, John L., You’re Born an Original, Don’t Die a Copy!, Tulsa, OK: Insight International, 1984
  • Mason, John L., Let Go of Whatever Makes You Stop, Tulsa, OK: Insight International, 1994
  • Maxwell, John C., The Difference Maker, Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2006
  • Ortberg, John, The Me I Want to Be, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010
  • Penner, Jim, ‘Retrain Your Brain’, accessed February 12, 2011, www.crystalcathedral.org
  • Peterson, Anne, ‘Finding Contentment by Killing Comparisons’, posted January 31, 2011, www.christianitytoday.com
  • Ready, Anne Cooper Ready, Off the Cuff: What to Say at a Moment’s Notice, Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, 2004
  • Shoshanna, Brenda, Ph.D., The Anger Diet: Thirty Days to Stress-Free Living, Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel, 2005
  • Unice, Nicole, ‘So What If It Fails?’, posted January 25, 2011, www.kyria.com
  • Utterbach, Sarah, Redeeming Love Christian Center
  • Woolley, Daniel, ‘Faith Far Beneath the Surface’, posted December 30, 2010, www.guideposts.org.

Acknowledgments for November 2018 – January 2019

  • God’s Little Devotional Book, (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 2005)
  • Batterson, Mark, All In, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013)
  • Evans, Tony, God Is More Than Enough, (Portland, OR: Multnomah, 2006)
  • Jeremiah, David, Turning Points, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2005)
  • Jordan, Rebecca Barlow, 40 Days in God’s Blessing, (Brentwood, TN: Warner Faith, 2006)
  • Kennedy, D. James, Why I Believe, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2003)
  • Lucado, Max, Grace, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2012)
  • Lucado, Max, Outlive Your Life, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010)
  • Lucado, Max, A Gentle Thunder, (Nashville, TN: Word, 1965)
  • Mason, John, Believe You Can, (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2010)
  • Maxwell, John C., Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010)
  • Merritt, James, Friends, Foes and Fools, (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 1997)
  • Ortberg, John, The Me I Want to Be, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, Confronting Without Offending, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2009)
  • Larry Phillips, blog comment, accessed November 3, 2009
  • Roger, blog comment, accessed November 15, 2009
  • Warren, Rick, God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006)
  • Wilkinson, Bruce, ed., Almost Every Answer for Practically Any Teacher: The Seven Laws of the Learner Series, (Portland, OR: Multnomah, 1992)

Acknowledgments for August-October 2018

  • Batterson, Mark, All In, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013)
  • Evans, Tony, Marriage Matters, (Chicago: Moody, 2010)
  • Gray, Alice, Stories for the Heart: Volume 1, (Portland, OR: Multnomah, 2001).
  • Hamlin, Sonya, How to Talk So People Listen, (New York: HarperCollins, 2006)
  • Hughes, R. Kent, Disciplines of a Godly Man, (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1991)
  • Love, John. Blog comment, accessed September 21, 2009.
  • Lucado, Max, Cure for the Common Life, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2011).
  • Lucado, Max, Every Day Deserves a Chance, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2007).
  • Lucado, Max, Outlive Your Life, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010)
  • Mason, John, Believe You Can—The Power of a Positive Attitude, Revell 2004
  • Maxwell, John C., Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010)
  • Maxwell, John C., The 21 Indispensible Qualities of a Leader, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1999)
  • Maxwell, John C, Maxwell 2-in-1 Becoming a Person of Influence & Talent Is Never Enough, Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010)
  • Merritt, James, In a World of…Friends, Foes and Fools, (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 2008)
  • Metzger, Trudy. Blog comment, September 28, 2009. johnmaxwellonleadership.com/2009/09/27 connecting-always-requires-energy/£comments.
  • Ortberg, John, God Is Closer Than You Think, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., Perfect Trust, (Nashville, TN: J. Countryman, 2000).
  • Swindoll, Charles R., The Owner’s Manual for Christians, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., Active Spirituality, (Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group, 1994)

Acknowledgments for May-July 2018

  • All the Women of the Bible: Phoebe’, Bible Gateway, accessed March 7, 2011, www.biblegateway.com.
  • Barnhill, Julie Ann, ‘Confessions of a Perfect Christian Woman’, accessed April 4, 2011, www.todayschristianwoman.com
  • Batterson, Mark, All In, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013).
  • Coleman, Sheila Schuller, ‘Positively Powerful Words’, accessed March 14, 2011, www.crystalcathedral.org.
  • Cooke, Phil, Jolt!, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2011)
  • Dobson, Dr James, Dr Dobson’s Handbook of Family Advice, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998)
  • Evans, Tony, Life Essentials, (Chicago: Moody, 2003)
  • Evans, Tony, Tony Evans’ Book of Illustrations, (Chicago: Moody, 2009)
  • Jeremiah, David, Turning Points, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2005), 92.
  • Kesler, Jay, ‘Why I Believe in the Church’, posted August 2005, www.preachingtoday.com
  • Lucado, Max, Outlive Your Life, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010)
  • Lucado, Max, For These Tough Times, (Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group, 2006)
  • Lucado, Max, Cure for the Common Life, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2011)
  • MacArthur, John, ‘Nothing Safe About Secret Sin’, Grace to You, accessed April 5, 2011, www.gty.org/Resources/Articles/A214.
  • Mason, John, Believe You Can, (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2010)
  • Merritt, James, Friends, Foes and Fools, (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 1997)
  • Meyer, Joyce, Woman to Woman: Candid Conversations from Me to You, (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2007)
  • Ortberg, John, God Is Closer Than You Think, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014)
  • Ortberg, John, The Me I Want to Be, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., The Owner’s Manual for Christians, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009)
  • Walker, Jon, ‘Encouraged into Courage’, accessed July 19, 2011, www.gracecreates.com.
  • Warren, Rick, Bible Study Methods, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006)

Acknowledgments for February-April 2018

  • Comfort, Ray, Scientific Facts in the Bible, (Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos, 2001)
  • Evans, Tony, Marriage Matters, (Chicago: Moody, 2010)
  • Evans, Tony, Life Essentials, (Chicago: Moody, 2003)
  • Farrar, Steve, Standing Tall, (Portland, OR: Multnomah, 1994)
  • Gray, Alice, More Stories for the Heart: The Second Collection, (Portland, OR: Multnomah, 1997)
  • Jeremiah, David, Turning Points, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2005)
  • Lucado, Max, Outlive Your Life, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010)
  • Lucado, Max, For These Tough Times, (Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group, 2006)
  • Lucado, Max, Cure for the Common Life, (Nashville, TN: W. Publishing Group, 2011)
  • Lucado, Max, Turn: Remembering Our Foundations, (Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah, 2009)
  • Mason, John, Believe You Can, (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2010)
  • Maxwell, John C., How Successful People Think, (New York: Center Street, 2009)
  • Maxwell, John C., Thinking for a Change, (New York: Center Street, 2005)
  • Maxwell, John C., The Difference Maker, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2006)
  • Maxwell, John C., Leadership Gold, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008)
  • Merritt, James, Friends, Foes and Fools, (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 1997)
  • Ortberg, John, If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2008)
  • Ortberg, John, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002)
  • Ortberg, John, Now What? (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan/Inspirio, 2005)
  • Rogers, Adrian, Standing for Light and Truth, (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2003)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., The Finishing Touch, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., The Owner’s Manual For Christians, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., Active Spirituality, (Nashville, TN: W. Publishing Group, 1994)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., Come Before Winter and Share My Hope, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1994)

Acknowledgments for November 2017-January 2018

  • God’s Little Devotional Book for Moms, (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1995)
  • Dobson, Dr James, Dr Dobson’s Handbook of Family Advice, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998)
  • Evans, Tony, Tony Evans’ Book of Illustrations, (Chicago: Moody, 2009)
  • Mason, John, An Enemy Called Average, (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1994)
  • Maxwell, John C., The Difference Maker, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2006)
  • Maxwell, John C., Teamwork 101, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008)
  • Merritt, James, In a World of…Friends, Foes and Fools (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 2008)
  • Merritt, James, How to Impact and Influence Others, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2002)
  • Meyer, Joyce, Power Thoughts, (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2010)
  • Meyer, Joyce, New Day, New You: 366 Devotions for Enjoying Everyday Life, (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2007)
  • Ortberg, John, When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007)
  • Ortberg, John, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002)
  • Ortberg, Nancy, ‘Seeds of Change’, accessed September 7, 2009, www.todayschristianwoman.com.
  • Ortberg, John, If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2008)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, Emergency Prayers, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2008)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, 30 Days to a Great Attitude, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2009)
  • Roberts, Mark D., ‘Lure of the Safe’, accessed September 9, 2009, Newsletter@TheHighCalling.org
  • Schultze, Reimar, ‘Jesus Honours Love Above Performance’, Call to Obedience, accessed June 15, 2011, www.cto-news@schultze.org

Acknowledgments for August-October 2017

  • God’s Little Devotional Book for Men, (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1996)
  • God’s Little Devotional Book for Moms, (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 1995)
  • Alexander, A. L., Poems That Touch the Heart, (New York: Doubleday, 1956)
  • Armstrong, Kristin, Happily Ever After, (New York: FaithWords, 2007)
  • Beattie, Melody, The Language of Letting Go, (Center City, MN: Hazelden, 1990)
  • Butler, Keith, ‘Away with Fear’, Accessed January 15, 2011, www.cfaith.com.
  • Cooke, Phil, Jolt! (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2011)
  • Eggerichs, Emerson, The Language of Love and Respect, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2007)
  • Gordon, Jon, ‘Stop Whining and Start Winning’, accessed October 10, 2011, www.jongordon.com
  • Larsen, Earnie and Carol Larsen Hegarty, Days of Healing, Days of Joy, (New York: Harper & Row, 1987), June 12, Nov. 20, Sept. 25.
  • Laurie, Greg, harvest.org/devotions-and-blogs/daily-devotions/2014-08-12
  • Lucado, Max, God’s Story, Your Story, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011)
  • Lucado, Max, Come Thirsty, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2004)
  • Lucado, Max, Grace, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2012)
  • Lucado, Max, No Wonder They Call Him the Savior, (Nashville, TN: W Publishing, 1986)
  • Lucado, Max, UpWords from Max_Lucado@crosswalkmail.com. Accessed May 13, 2009.
  • Maxwell, John C. 3-in-1 Collection: The Winning Attitude; Developing the Leaders Around You; Becoming a Person of Influence, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2000)
  • Merritt, James, How to Impact and Influence Others, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2002)
  • Meyer, Joyce, Starting Your Day Right, (New York: Warner Books, 2003)
  • Mills, Dick, ‘The Lord Is Our Strength and Courage’, Accessed December 19, 2010, www.cfaith.com
  • Ortberg, John, Living the God Life, (Grand Rapids, MI: Inspirio, 2004)
  • Ortberg, John, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, 30 Days to a Great Attitude, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2009)
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2005)
  • Peterson, Anne, ‘Breathe on My Hardened Heart’, accessed March 16, 2011, www.christianitytoday
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  • Shedd, Charlie W., How to Make People Really Feel Loved, (Ventura, CA: Vine Books, 1996)
  • Stanley, Andy, Fields of Gold, (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2006)
  • Steakley, Kristine, ‘Restoring What the Locusts Have Eaten’, accessed October 4, 2011, www.crosswalk.com.
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Acknowledgments for May-July 2017

  • Aurandt, Paul. Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story. (New York: Doubleday, 1977)
  • Bence, Evelyn. His Mysterious Ways. (Harlan, IA: Guideposts, 2010)
  • Blackaby, Henry T. and Richard Blackaby. Experiencing God Day-by-Day. (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1998)
  • Cooke, Phil. Jolt! (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2011)
  • Dobson, Dr. James. Dr. Dobson’s Handbook of Family Advice. (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998)
  • Evans, Tony. Time to Get Serious. (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1995)
  • Lucado, Max. God’s Story, Your Story. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011)
  • Lucado, Max. Come Thirsty. (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2004)
  • Maxwell, John C. Running With the Giants. (New York: Warner Books, 2002)
  • Meyer, Joyce. New Day, New You: 366 Devotions for Enjoying Everyday Life. (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2007)
  • Merritt, James. How to Impact and Influence Others. (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2002).
  • Merritt, James. Friends, Foes and Fools. (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 1997)
  • Meyer, Joyce. Woman to Woman: Candid Conversations from Me to You. (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2007)
  • Murdock, Dr. Mike. The Uncommon Minister. (Fort Worth, TX: The Wisdom Center, 1999)
  • Ortberg, John. Living the God Life. (Grand Rapids, MI: Inspirio, 2004)
  • Ortberg, John. The Life You’ve Always Wanted. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997).
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith. 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue. (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2005).
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith. 30 Days to Taming Your Fears. (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2011)
  • Stanley, Andy. Fields of Gold. (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2004)
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  • Warren, Rick. The Purpose Driven Life. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002)
  • Warren, Rick. God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions. (Grand Rapids, MI; Zondervan, 2006)

Acknowledgments for February-April 2017

  • Armstrong, Kristin, Strength for the Climb: A Daily Devotional, (New York: FaithWords, 2007)
  • Blackaby, Henry T. & Richard Blackaby, Experiencing God Day-by-Day (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1998)
  • Cooke, Phil, Jolt! (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2011)
  • Dobson, Dr James, Dr Dobson’s Handbook of Family Advice (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1998)
  • Evans, Tony, God’s Unlikely Path to Success (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2012)
  • Evans, Tony, Time to Get Serious (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1995)
  • Haggai, John Edmund, Lead On! (Atlanta, GA: Kobrey Press, 2006)
  • Jones, Beth, ‘Feeling Invisible?’ cfaith. Accessed February 2012, www.cfaith.com
  • Kennedy, D. James, Why I Believe (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2003)
  • Lotz, Anne Graham, ‘Battles Follow Blessings’. Today’s Christian Woman. Accessed February 12, 2010, www.todayschristianwoman.com
  • Lucado, Max, The Inspirational Bible (Nashville, TN: Word Publishing, 1995)
  • Lucado, Max, Come Thirsty (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010)
  • Maxwell, John C., Leadership Gold (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008)
  • Maxwell, John C., The Difference Maker (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. 2006)
  • Maxwell, John, There’s No Such Thing as ‘Business’ Ethics (New York: Warner Business Books, 2003)
  • McLellan, Vern, Wise Words and Quotes (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1998)
  • Meldau, Fred John, Why We Believe in Creation Not Evolution (Denver, CO: Christian Victory Publishing Company, 1959)
  • Merritt, James, Friends, Foes and Fools (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 1997)
  • Meyer, Joyce, New Day, New You (Brentwood, TN: FaithWords, 2007)
  • Meyer, Joyce, When, God, When? (New York: Warner Faith, 2003)
  • Nance, Terry, ‘Following God’s Predetermined Course’. Accessed February 3, 2010, www.newsletters@lists.cfaith.com
  • Pegues, Deborah Smith, Confronting Without Offending (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2009)
  • Yancey, Philip, Grace Notes: Daily Readings with a Fellow Pilgrim (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009)
  • Swindoll, Charles R., Getting Through the Tough Stuff (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2006)

Acknowledgments for May-July 2016

Shane’s story: redletterchristians.org/werent-jesus-might-pro-death

Acknowledgments for August-October 2014

  • Matt Chandler, The Explicit Gospel, IVP
  • Simon Ponsonby, The Pursuit of the Holy, David C Cook

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