Authors, Books (3)

Author’s New Book Hits a Sore Spot  PICAYUNE, Miss, August 9, 2016 / Christian News Service / - Betrayal, cruel actions, or spiteful words hurt most coming from trusted friends and family. Gina Burgess offers insights into handling trusted, but difficult, people in the workplace, at church, and at home in her newest release, “When Christians Hurt Christians.” She discusses the difference between difficult people and bullies and how to deal with bullying. Illustrations and case studies along with personal experiences blended with Scripture highlight and confirm strategies to protect against hurtful words and deeds. Burgess collected numerous nuggets of advice from Christian leaders, and compiled them in the last chapter she called “Advice from Sages.” “When Christians Hurt Christians” will help anyone suffering hurt from anybody. It will guide those who want to protect themselves against further hurt. However, the book is mainly focused on dealing with hurt within the body of Christ and especially within the Christian heart. It's jam-packed with scripture to guide and instruct how to apply godly principles when you are wounded by your fellow Christian brother or sister. A must read that is highly recommended if you truly want to let go of the bitterness, anger, and feelings of powerlessness. “When Christians Hurt Christians” has been published in America, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and other countries around the world. It is available in paperback and eBook from and other online book retailers. About the author: Gina Burges earned her Master’s from Spring Arbor University, and is a professional author, editor and illustrator working freelance in her home town of Picayune, MS. Teaching bible studies, Sunday School, and Discipleship Training since 1972 has blessed Burgess with extensive knowledge of God's word. She infuses her writing with godly light speaking to your heart as she would to a beloved friend and soaking it all with her authenticity. Other books by Burgess include: “The Crowns of the Believers,” “Refreshment in Refuge,” and “Weep Not for the Dead.” She is available as a speaker for conferences, seminars, and 1 or 2 day Bible studies.   To Schedule an Interview:Request Guest Gina Burgess. ### 
Monday, 30 May 2016 01:47

Daddy Tried

Audio Download for Radio Overcoming the Failures of Fatherhood Bloomington, IN, June 1, 2016 | Christian News Service | - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in America -- one out of every three -- live in homes where their biological father is physically absent. For millions more, the father may be there in body but is checked out emotionally. Arguably, the institution of the family, and specifically fatherhood, has never been in such a mess. Absentee fathers, angry fathers, abusive fathers, apathetic fathers, addicted fathers are just a few of the categorical labels applied to a role intended by God to be a position of honor, a source of provision, a place of protection, and a voice of guidance and justice within both the family unit and society at large. The outlook for fatherhood appears bleak, but is there yet hope for this vital societal role? Is there a road to recovery, a path to victory? Tim Bayly thinks so. In his new book, Daddy Tried: Overcoming the Failures of Fatherhood [Warhorn Media, June, 2016] he offers a frank, yet hope-filled path to overcoming the inherent failures of imperfect men and to reclaiming manhood, sonship, fatherhood and the men called Daddy. From the Fall to the Cross, Bayly leads his reader through God’s redemptive plan for fathers often drawing from decades of his own journey as an imperfect son, father and pastor. As is the case with all of our societal ills and human failures, Pastor Bayly makes it clear that there are no quick fixes and that this road to recovery is not without a generous portion of blood, sweat and tears. But that was the same path of the Savior wasn’t it? “It is worth pointing out that God, with unparalleled authority, unlimited power and unequaled resources has chosen, in His providence, to transform and use broken and impotent humanity to accomplish His purposes,” offers Bayly. “Fathers play a pivotal role in God’s plan for the family and virtually every part of society. We can’t afford to ignore them and simply hope that things will get better. I’m convinced the effort and sacrifice required to fulfill our divinely mandated role as fathers is worth it, even when we fail, and we will fail.” Daddy Tried is unapologetically a book for men and the male-only club of fatherhood. With the only Perfect Father as a guide,…
Monday, 11 January 2016 23:12

“Every Now and Then, I Hate Myself…”

Don’t like what you see? Try a new pair of glasses. DALLAS/FT. WORTH, TX, January 5, 2016 | Christian News Service | — From the outside, she has it all together. She’s committed to her family, her friends, and her church. Her Instagram account is an inspiration. But behind every carefully worded post and perfectly posed picture is a woman tormented by the voice in her head: Am I pretty enough? Smart enough? Thin enough? Good enough? Success­ful enough? Am I ever enough? Author and speaker Elizabeth Oates knows that voice all too well. In her new book, If You Could See As Jesus Sees, (January 2016, Shiloh Run Press) Oates guides women to abandon their negative self-image and begin viewing themselves through a different lens—the sustaining love and character of Christ. “Since I was a child, I con­stantly wrestled with feelings of self-loathing and self-doubt. I have a hunch that I’m not alone in this struggle,” Oates says. “I think most women—from ages ten to one hundred—wrestle with feelings of inadequacy, doubt, worthlessness, hopelessness, and even self-loathing at some point in their lives. We scorn our bodies, our faces, or our hair. Maybe we even dislike ourselves at our core: our personalities, our gifts, our talents, and our souls. So we spend days, if not years, comparing ourselves to our friends or media celebrities and daydreaming about a different life.” Oates traces womankind’s ongoing self-worth dilemma back to Eve’s encounter with the serpent in the Garden of Eden. Just as Eve believed his lies about God and herself, so do women today view themselves through warped lenses of self-loathing, ugliness, shame, inadequacy, isolation, discontentment, instead of Jesus’ lenses of love, beauty, redemption, belonging, and generosity. This distorted view of self-worth is often fed by both mainstream media and social media, and Christian women are not immune to its pressures. “Have you ever mindlessly surfed Facebook, only to shut your lap­top, feeling lonely, useless, and discouraged? I know I have. It seems everyone around me has her life figured out. Everyone has a great career. Everyone is popular. Everyone takes vacations. Everyone’s kids are all-stars,” Oates says. “Meanwhile, the mainstream media floods our culture with impossible and ever-changing standards of beauty. Now, more than ever, women need to see themselves through the unchanging truth of Jesus’ lens.” With humor and grace, Oates explores the common factors that negatively influence a woman’s…
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