Are you going through a difficult time? We want to offer hope to the hurting by sharing resources with you. We have listed several Christian books below that can help you as you walk through this dark time in your life. The books are listed below by price, lowest to highest.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” - Psalm 34:18
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Trusting God When Bad Things Happen by Shelley Hitz
When bad things happen, what is your reaction? Do you trust God even when you don’t understand? There was a dark season in my life when it literally felt like an earthquake had occurred. Everything in my life seemed to be falling apart…my family, my finances, our Church. And I asked God the simple question, “Why?” This book is the result of my own search for answers. In the end, God gave me illustrations that I will share with you and brought healing to my heart and my distorted view of Him. I was able to trust Him again, even though my circumstances had not changed.
I pray that God uses this short eBook to deeply impact you as well. I have included questions for reflection for you to go through individually or as a group. ”In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I (Jesus) have overcome the world!” – John 16:33
Download your copy here: Trusting God When Bad Things Happen
Hope Being Gone by Cherie Hill
You thought you had hope, until tragedy took over. You thought life was in control, until it erupted into chaos. You assumed you were strong, until you were suddenly brought to your knees. You thought you walked by faith, until you found yourself consumed in the darkness of despair. Hope is gone. You’re facing circumstances in life that seem insurmountable, even for God. We quickly realize that our problem isn’t that we haven’t trusted God, but that we trusted God and believed He’d come through . . . and He didn’t. He could have prevented our pain and suffering, but He chose not to. We cry out, but there is no answer and our faith takes a tragic turn.
But God’s silence is not His solution and His absence is not His answer. His goals are eternal, not earthly. You want a way out . . . He’s making a way through. You crave comfort . . . and He brings you to the Cross. It is there that we realize: we can’t deliver ourselves from a crisis that God himself has orchestrated. God is taking you on a journey of faith, and hope is just a step away . . . but a step in the right direction takes you right through the valley. And it is there, where all hope seems gone that God takes your faith places you never knew it could go. He’s teaching you to trust Him through your doubt and in your fears. He’s growing your faith and showing you that you can trust Him . . . even when there is no evidence that you should.
Download your copy here: Hope Being Gone
Rejected – Four Week Mini Bible Study by Heather Bixler
In this four week mini Bible Study you will discover the power of acceptance in your life. The acceptance we all have from God, and why it’s important to accept our self, flaws and all. Rejection is a powerful force in our life and our Christian walk. It effects our confidence in God and His call on our life. But little do we know the power we have to let go of the control it has on us.
Rejection is also an attitude that results in an action that looks a lot like putting space between you and someone who has hurt you. I pray this book will bless you in a way where you will release idols and embrace acceptance in your life rather than the lie of rejection.
Download your copy here: Rejected – Four Week Mini Bible Study (Becoming Press Mini Bible Studies)
Tooth for Tooth (a novel about forgiveness) by Kimberley Payne
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Your Life Without Limits: Living Above Your Circumstances by Nick Vujicic
“I do believe my life has no limits, and I want you to feel the same way about your life, no matter what your challenges may be.” –Nick Vujicic
You Can’t Control What Happens to You…But You Can Control How You Will Respond!
As a teenager Nick Vujicic wondered how he ever could have a “normal life.” Born without arms and legs, Nick questioned how he would finish school, find a job, enjoy relationships, and not be a burden to others. He even contemplated suicide before realizing that his challenges did not need to limit his life. In Your Life Without Limits, Nick tells why circumstances should not rule your life and how hope changes everything for the better.
Download your copy here: Your Life Without Limits: Living Above Your Circumstances
Hope…the Best of Things by Joni Eareckson Tada
One thing has saved her: the heaven-sent hope found only in Christ. If hope is scarce in your life, this special booklet will draw you—toward a fresh perspective on suffering, true scriptural encouragement, and this beloved author’s hard-won insights about the goodness of God.
In her life’s journey Joni has learned to meet suffering on God’s terms. She has learned that joy is for real. And most of all, she has learned that hope is the best of things when we give it a chance. This book powerfully communicates all these truths from someone who has lived them, so that you can live them too, no matter what you’re going through.
Download your copy here: Hope…the Best of Things
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“Finding Hope in the Midst of Tragedy” by Shelley Hitz
Have you been through difficult times in your life? If so, you are not alone. Jesus says in John 16:33, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Notice that He doesn’t say that we might have trouble or that if we have enough faith we will escape it. He clearly states that on this side of heaven we will walk through difficult times in our lives.
And yet we have reason to hope.
This book is my own personal journey to finding hope after a tragedy hit our family. However, I did not want this book to be my story alone. Instead, I want it to be a resource for you to find hope in the midst of your own difficulties. That is why I have added the sections that you will see through the book called, “From My Life to Yours,” where I add journaling prompts and reflection questions for you to apply what you are learning to your life. I pray that God leads you to find His hope no matter what you are currently walking through.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Download your copy here: Finding Hope in the Midst of Tragedy
Finally Free: Breaking the Bonds of Depression Without Drugs by Patty Mason
If you are suffering from depression there is Hope! Millions are suffering, facing an onslaught of pain and despair
that seems unending. Countless individuals are trapped under the weight of depression. Where is help? Where are the answers? Can freedom ever be theirs again?
Patty Mason knows the pain and devastation of depression, but she is no longer in that dark place! Her passion and deep-seated conviction to help others learn the truth and break the cycle, compelled Patty to extend hope by earnestly sharing her story of how she became Finally Free, Breaking the Bonds of Depression without Drugs.
Download your copy here: Finally Free: Breaking the Bonds of Depression Without Drugs
Unshackled and Free: True Stories of Forgiveness by CJ and Shelley Hitz
True Stories from Real People
We all have a story to tell. And that’s what this book is about. It’s a collection of 35 true stories of forgiveness to inspire and encourage you. These stories come from 33 different people from various walks of life. So, no matter where you are at in your journey of life, we believe you will find hope within the pages of this book.
Unshackled and Free
Freedom…isn’t that what we truly want? To be unshackled and free from whatever holds us back and imprisons us. The good news is freedom is available to each one of us. No matter where you’ve been or what’s happened to you in your life, freedom is available to you through the transforming power of Christ.
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Come join us in this journey where you’ll meet real people with true stories of forgiveness whose lives were forever changed. You’ll be inspired, encouraged and then changed as you apply what you’re learning to your own life.
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
Download your copy here: Unshackled and Free: True Stories of Forgiveness
Nothing But Your Truth Will Help Me, God!: The Path to Freedom by Rae Lynn DeAngelis
God has a plan for each person’s life. Unfortunately, Satan also has a plan for us, and his plan includes keeping us held prisoner by his lies and deception. At a very young age Satan began planting lies in my mind – lies that eventually produced a twenty-five year bondage to an eating disorder called bulimia. Although Satan’s lies led me to a path of bondage, it was my choice to step onto the path and begin walking. Never did I imagine my eating disorder would hold me captive so long! This is a story of hope and healing through the Great Physician Jesus Christ.
Come along with me as I share my faith journey of discovering the power of God’s Word in my life. Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples, then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32) God led me back to His straight and narrow path – the place where I found freedom! If you have ever questioned your faith or wondered if the Bible is trustworthy and true, this book is for you. The Scriptural Truths highlighted throughout will strengthen your faith in God and illuminate your own path to freedom. This book provides hope to those who are struggling with eating disorders or other addictions. Because its foundational Truths, this book is a great tool to use in your Christian witness.
Download your copy here: Nothing But Your Truth Will Help Me, God!: The Path to Freedom
Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook by Cheryl Rogers
Swallowed by Life by Ada Brownell
Do you know physical evidence shows you are more than a physical body? An award-winning medical and religion writer, Ada Brownell, after the death of her daughter, sought to verify if she believed in eternal life. This book shows why she has this hope, not only from a Christian point of view, but because of physical evidence. This book will help you discover if you believe and how to prepare.
Download your copy here: Swallowed by Life
Forgiveness Formula: Finding Lasting Freedom in Christ by CJ and Shelley Hitz
Sometimes life doesn’t seem to make sense or “add up” in our math. We have life circumstances that make us question whether we can truly have a full life. Divorce. Death. Sickness. Financial losses. And life doesn’t seem fair.
Whatever your circumstances, we believe every reader can benefit from what we share in these pages, whether you’ve endured varying levels of pain or struggle in your own life or you know someone who has. It’s our prayer that God uses this book as a tool to bring healing, hope and a newfound freedom to people from all walks of life. Maybe you’ve been searching for that formula that will help you make sense of your life. Come join us as we explore the Mathematics of Jesus and His Forgiveness Formula. Find out how Jesus is and always will be the greatest mathematician, in that He knows what truly adds up to a full life.
Download your copy here: Forgiveness Formula: Finding Lasting Freedom in Christ
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The Book of Ruth: A Story of Love and Redemption (Daily-Bible-Reading) by Deborah H. Bateman
This book is a Daily Bible Reading Study of The Book of Ruth which features two women who are widows and shows how God helped restore their lives. . The characters in “The Book of Ruth” deal with loss, lack, and romance. Through their many trials they learn to lean on God and His sovereign will for their lives.
In The Book of Ruth, Ruth was unknown. She was born in a pagan land, but through her relationship with her mother-in-law Naomi she accepted God. When Naomi decided to go back to the Promised Land, Ruth insisted on going with her. Because of Ruth’s decision to follow Naomi to the Promised Land, and to accept Naomi’s God, Ruth ends up being a part of Jesus Christ’s lineage. She has a book in the Bible named after her and her story has been told throughout the ages. Ruth found her identity in God. She surrendered her life to Him. On the other hand her sister-in-law Orpah decided to remain in her pagan land with her people and was never spoken of again. You never know what God has in store for you if you surrender your life to Him as Ruth did.
Download your copy here: The Book of Ruth: A Story of Love and Redemption (Daily-Bible-Reading)
Freedom from Depression & Hope for a New Day by Krystal Kuehn
Freedom from Depression and Hope for a New Day is for anyone who wants to learn about today’s number one psychological complaint and discover hope and freedom from its debilitating symptoms. Here are some of the things you will discover:
- How to recognize what depression is and what it is not
- The different types of depression and its symptoms
- Reasons people do not seek help and when it is dangerous
- Treatment options and many effective coping tools and strategies
- What anger and locus of control have to do with depression
- How self-esteem contributes to depression and what to do to improve it
- How thoughts can be distorted and how to change them
- How to identify patterns and be aware of vulnerability to depression
No one ever needs to become a victim of depression and its consequences or suffer any longer because there is hope and freedom. Depression is treatable.
Download your copy here: Freedom from Depression & Hope for a New Day
Sanctuary Point Book Three: Perilous Shadows by Nike Chillemi (Fiction)
When she was a very young girl, Kiera Devane lost her loving parents in an auto accident. She went to live with her high society aunt who neglected and abused her. Through one painful series of childhood events after another, Kiera began to believe she could trust nobody. She thought she would live her life alone and so she put all her faith and hope into building a career as a pioneer newswoman. PERILOUS SHADOWS is set in 1947 and Kiera is “scooping” front page stories out from under many a male news reporter. Some of these newsmen have started rumors about her, calling her the ice princess. They even say she’d stab her own grandmother in the back for a front page story. When she scoops the hot story of a murdered coed out from under ace broadcaster Argus Nye, he astounds her by giving her credit in his radio commentary and she agrees to grab a bite to eat with him. Argus has issues of his own. His vision is impaired, but his Christian heart is not.
Slowly he leads Kiera to the Lord and he gives her hope that she can be loved. He steps up and shows her he’s the man who can love her passionately, and also protect her. And he’d better because Kiera is hunting the killer of the coed…and the killer may be hunting Kiera.
Download your copy here: Sanctuary Point Book Three: Perilous Shadows
Restore Your Marriage & Fall in Love Again by Krystal Kuehn
In Restore Your Marriage & Fall in Love Again you will discover there is hope even if you are hurting in your relationship. In this book you will find relationship building tools to improve communication, resolve conflict, increase acceptance and understanding, demonstrate affection and gratitude, strengthen commitment, and renew hope and trust so you can restore your marriage and fall in love again.
Download your copy here: Restore Your Marriage & Fall in Love Again
Amazing Grace as Christ Walks By: My Journey from Brokennness to Wholeness by Carol Cline
Are you living life as a prisoner to your own darkness within? Do you find yourself feeling ashamed or riddled with continuing guilt? Do you live in fear? You can find your way to live a life of freedom…if you take the first steps of a journey that grows in love, knowledge and service for Jesus Christ. He died to give each of us abundant life, free of shame, free of guilt, free of fear. Bible scholar Carol Cline takes us on her journey from a broken, dysfunctional family life, through one act of cruel and shameful violence done to her, to her own first steps to recovering her wholeness as she learns to live with the love of Christ. You’ll learn from her the spiritual practices she uses daily and which have shaped her journey and led her confidently to Christ. Daily spiritual practice is like exercise, she tells us. At first you start with a coach or a guide or even a partner, but with continued practice you are able to deepen your intimate relationship with Christ each day yourself. Amazing Grace as Christ Walks By can lead you from being broken to being whole, in Christ.
Download your copy here: Amazing Grace as Christ Walks By: My Journey from Brokennness to Wholeness
Jack the Dog: And His Boy by Victor Brodt and C.S. Case
Treasure, love and passions might be counterfeit, but some shall prove real and eternal. Find vital clues to the difference between merely existing though challenge, compared to relearning to actually live life to its fullest! Pure uncluttered love and hope, the kind which pours out of a simple puppy, reveal perfect and profound lessons that are nearly unfathomable. Discover what God is really like as you struggle to choose joy over pain.
Make no mistake, this book was crafted to be read again and again. Jack Stories were fondly compiled over decades of honing by speaker Victor Brodt, who has been amazed at the incredible outpouring of response to this wonderful set of stories. Buy a copy for yourself and a friend, and even perhaps an enemy, who ought to be a friend. Read it! This will change your world!
Download your copy here: Jack the Dog: And His Boy (Jack the Dog: And His Boy is the Overview)
Fearless by Suzanne D Williams
What does it mean to be fearless? And how do I get there? Where is the way out from hopelessness and despair? Crippled by fear, Suzanne Williams found herself unable to leave home. In her testimonial book, Fearless, she shares her personal walk out of the darkness and bondage of fear into the health, peace, freedom and hope promised in God’s Word.
Download your copy here: Fearless
Formed Holy in His Image: Spirit, Soul & Body by Gwen Ebner
Are you going through a difficult time? Gwen Ebner believes hard times provide a great opportunity to grow. In her book Formed Holy in His Image she shares with you how you can grow spiritually, emotionally and physically. Much of this information is based upon the author’s experience of growing through her own hard time – a separation and divorce. She also includes a “Going Deeper” section and a week-long study guide after each section to help you apply what you are reading.
Download your copy here: Formed Holy in His Image: Spirit, Soul & Body
Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God’s Fiesta by Janet Perez Eckles
This is a lighthearted and yet profound book that speaks to women at every level—whether wallowing in the mire of self-pity, slogging through never-ending guilt, trying to outrun fear, or just plain missing out on the ecstasy of a dance-filled life. It doesn’t have to be that way—and Simply Salsa was written to help you understand that.” –Kathi Macias, award-winning author of more than 30 books including the ’Extreme Devotion“ novels
“In an engaging and refreshingly creative style, Simply Salsa addresses the issue of how fear can paralyze women. Each insight unravels the lies behind our fears. With the author’s own life journey and the experiences of other women, Simply Salsa is a guide to finding hope to overcome any fear. Like talking to a close friend about deep issues, this book is delightfully powerful!” –Nancy Wilson, author, speaker, Global Ambassador for Campus Crusade for Christ/Story Runners
Download your copy here: Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God’s Fiesta
Live Without Stress: 30 Days of Finding Christ’s Peace for Your Soul: How to Overcome Anxiety and Stress Through Christ’s Transforming Power by Shelley Hitz
Do you get stressed out by people and circumstances in your life? Most people do, but that isn’t how God designed us to live. He doesn’t want us to live a life full of stress, anxiety or fear, but a life of trust, hope, and joy. He doesn’t want us to worry, but to put our faith in Him and trust Him to provide for all of our needs.
What You Will Get:
- This book is designed for you to read one reading per day, and our hope that over the next 30 days you can overcome the stress and anxiety in your life, being transformed through Christ’s amazing power.
- Each day also has reflection questions so you can apply what you are learning to your life.
- Bonus: Includes a link to download of 20 MP3′s containing affirmations and scriptures.
In this eloquent account of her current struggle with physical pain, Joni Eareckson Tada offers her perspective on divine healing, God’s purposes, and what it means to live with joy. Over four decades ago, a diving accident left Joni a quadriplegic. Today, she faces a new battle: unrelenting pain. The ongoing urgency of this season in her life has caused Joni to return to foundational questions about suffering and God’s will.
A Place of Healing is not an ivory-tower treatise on suffering. It’s an intimate look into the life of a mature woman of God. Whether readers are enduring physical pain, financial loss, or relational grief, Joni invites them to process their suffering with her. Together, they will navigate the distance between God’s magnificent yes and heartbreaking no—and find new hope for thriving in-between.
Seeds of Hope for Survivors: For everyone who has ever been brokenhearted, addicted, or a victim by Christina Ryan Claypool
In today’s culture, both women and men of all ages often experience a wide variety of adverse challenges including: childhood physical, sexual, or verbal abuse; domestic violence; divorce; drug, alcohol, or pornographic addiction; eating disorders; self-mutilation; and mental illness, among other struggles. Seeds of Hope for Survivors is unique in that each of these topics is addressed with the purpose of creating a self-help guide to recovery for the brokenhearted or for those desiring to minister to them. Personal narrative comes from Christina’s own autobiographical account of experiencing many of these issues. This book contains not only Christina’s story, but the stories of others, along with research statistics and the advice of experts. The author sincerely believes that her past is not unique, but rather that it parallels the testimonies of many wounded individuals who are seeking healing. Side-effects from heartbreaking experiences like difficulty trusting God; struggles with fear, shame and rage; destructive relationships, and lack of confidence are also discussed in individual chapters.
The author readily admits that she received powerful personal healing while writing this book, yet her goal was to create a spiritual journey of wholeness for the reader. For example, the book was authored for the lady in the church pew who appears to have it all together, but is suffering in silent isolation from the broken places in her past. Or for the heroin addict in prison who doesn t know how to begin to have a better life. It was also written for the loved one, friend, minister or Christian counselor who desires to understand broken people. According to Christian psychologist, Dr. James Dobson, the first principle of mental health is to accept that which cannot be changed. None of us can change our past, but we can change our future with God’s help. Seeds of Hope for Survivors offers hope for a better life. It enables the reader assistance in breaking free of addictions, or to stop the vicious cycle of family dysfunction.
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