Godwink Stories

A Devotional
Author: SQuire Rushnell
Publisher: Howard Books
ISBN: 1451678630
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Building on the themes in his wildly popular book GodWinks, SQuire Rushnell shows how ordinary peoples’ lives have been profoundly changed by extraordinary moments that are more than coincidence. There is something more to coincidences than meets the eye. Like winks from a loving parent or grandparent, coincidences or “godwinks” are messages from God that you are not alone and everything will be okay. The true stories in this book reaffirm that godwinks happen to everyone. We just need to learn how to see them, allow them to unfold, and accept them as direct, person-to-person communications from God to each of us. As you’ll see, those so-called coincidences that you’ve been dismissing so easily really do mean something. And you need to pay attention. They are like unopened gifts that have been placed upon your doorstep. You will be amazed to read how every joy, every hurt, and every worry that you experience has already been written about in the Bible. Godwink Stories simply draws upon the parallel between the stories of real people and God’s wisdom in the scriptures. Godwink Stories can be read in various ways. You can read the book cover to cover. Or follow along each week for a year. It’s also perfect for a quick pick-me-up that fits your daily need. Whether you’re looking for reassurance or joyful inspiration, there’s a godwink story just for you. Filled with letters from readers covering such topics as encouragement, health, and love, you too can find God’s presence in your daily life, and be inspired to look for the divine connections that unite us all.

The Godwink Effect

7 Secrets to God’s Signs, Wonders, and Answered Prayers
Author: SQuire Rushnell,Louise DuArt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501119575
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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From the authors of the popular and bestselling Godwink series comes a new and inspiring collection of true stories about people whose lives were changed by specific and extraordinary answers to their prayers. Prayer is a universal concept that anyone can do. It simply involves conversation between you and God, and oftentimes brings incredible and astonishing results. The outcomes are called “answered prayer.” Yet, with no alternative word in the English language for answered prayer, readers have begun to fill the void with Godwink, which is now making its way into dictionaries. In The Godwink Effect, SQuire and Louise, husband and wife, make the case that Godwinks and prayer are inextricably intertwined. Simply put, the first of seven secrets for more Godwinks is to pray. Moreover, when a Godwink occurs, like a pebble tossed into a pond, there are subsequent ripples that touch the lives of others. Typical of all Godwink books, this volume will be packed with amazing real-life stories about ordinary people, as well as some well-known figures, that reinforce the power of prayer in their lives and the Godwinks that followed.

When GOD Winks on Love

Let the Power of Coincidence Lead You to Love
Author: SQuire Rushnell
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781416556381
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Draws on the premise that coincidences are messages from a higher power, sharing personal and celebrity stories while instructing readers on how to map unexpected events and recognize other spiritual signs in order to enrich personal relationships.

When God Winks at You

How God Speaks Directly to You Through the Power of Coincidence
Author: Squire Rushnell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418538558
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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Those extraordinary little events in your life happen for a reason. A coincidence-sometimes a silly little thing-changes the course of your day . . . or even your life. Is it chance, or is God communicating with you? When God Winks at You is packed with true stories demonstrating that God does communicate with us, making incredible things happen in our lives every single day. As you read the riveting accounts of everyday and famous people-including Tim Conway, Rudolph Giuliani, Billy Graham, and Don Knotts-you will begin to recognize the godwinks in your own life, both past and present. Through these tangible signposts from God, we receive personalized messages that reassure us, stop us from worrying, chart our path in life, and help us keep the faith. When God winks, He is reaffirming that there is absolutely nothing about us that He does not know-our every hurt, our every desire. And that to me is very comforting. -SQuire Rushnell God Winks® is a registered trademark of SQuire Rushnell

When God Winks

How The Power Of Coincidence Guides Your Life
Author: SQuire Rushnell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471108430
Category: Self-Help
Page: 176
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'Raising your consciousness to the 'God Winks' that often go by unnoticed, and recognising them as tremendously personal, will affirm that your existence is not random and that you have a role to play in life's grand plan' Squire Rushnell Have you ever thought about someone who hasn't crossed your path or mind in years and then bumped into them? Are there such things as coincidences? Do they mean anything? According to Rushnell, 'coincidences, like winks from God, are encouraging signposts along your universal path.' In WHEN GOD WINKS he explains that a 'God Wink' is a message of reassurance that comes our way whenever we need it and that coincidences are the best way for God to establish a presence in our lives. Rushnell shows how to retrace crossroads (a new job, a death, change in relationships) that took us in an entirely different direction, showing how to map the turning points made by coincidences that have guided us throughout our lives. Best of all, WHEN GOD WINKS shows us how to create our own coincidences and turn wishes into winks. He explains his compelling theory of coincidences through a series of incredible stories and motivational writing on how coincidences play a role in all facets of our life, including career, love, history, medicine, entertainment, sports and politics with telling comments from Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Streisand, Mark Twain, Kevin Costner and other celebrities. WHEN GOD WINKS is a fascinating bridge to self-discovery.

Godwink Christmas Stories

Discover the Most Wondrous Gifts of the Season
Author: SQuire Rushnell,Louise DuArt
Publisher: Howard Books
ISBN: 1501199951
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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New York Times bestselling author SQuire Rushnell and his wife Louise DuArt share 21 brand-new and 9 classic true-life stories of extraordinary “Godwinks” at Christmastime, proving that what some thought was “coincidence” wasn't coincidence at all, but a supernatural “hotline” from God. Think back to when you were a kid and someone you loved gave you a little wink across the dining room table, like Mom or Dad or Grandma. You didn't say, “What do you mean by that?” You knew. It meant: “Hey kid, I'm proud of you.” That's what a Godwink is: a message of reassurance from above, directly to you, out of seven billion people on the planet, saying “Hey kid...I have you on my mind right now. I love you. You’re never alone.” A Godwink can be an unexpected connection to someone you love, a mysterious pathway to a life-changing opportunity, unanticipated income out of the blue, or an answered prayer that makes you say “wow”! Godwinks let you know that God is always extending you a tangible connection to Him, like a firm handrail on dark, wobbly stairs. Now, just in time for the holiday season, comes Godwinks Christmas Stories, a collection of astonishing true-life stories centered around Christmas that demonstrate how God has shown Himself in the lives of others. He’ll do the same for you. Husband and wife authors SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt remind you that Godwinks are like wondrous gifts left on your doorstep. Their aim with this book is to help you open the door and open your gifts of hope and encouragement.

Divine Alignment


Author: SQuire Rushnell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451648561
Category: Philosophy
Page: 249
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Introduces a comprehensive approach for living a life in harmony with God, offering a new paradigm for understanding the mysterious connections between people, events, challenges, and solutions.

Couples Who Pray

The Most Intimate Act Between a Man and a Woman
Author: Squire Rushnell,Louise DuArt
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418536733
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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WARNING: This book will change your marriage! Yes, it’s true. The most intimate act between a manand a woman is prayer. And praying daily with the one person you love more than any other takes you to a level of joy and satisfaction that you simply will not believe until you try it.Author of the bestseller When God Winks at You, SQuire Rushnell, and his wife, entertainer and talk-show host Louise DuArt, know firsthand what praying together as a couple can do. They were amazed at the happiness and harmony this simple act brought to their relationship. With the confirmation of groundbreaking, never previously published research from Baylor University, SQuire and Louise developed The 40 Day Prayer Challenge and, step-by-step, have guided other couples through this process.Those who bare themselves before God in prayer for a minimum of five minutes a day for forty days have achieved extraordinary results: Spousal communication elevates. Respect rises. Agreement becomes the norm. Happiness is a way of life. Satisfaction in lovemaking soars. Inside this book you also learn how to compare your test scores to the national average. Couples Who Pray has everything you and your partner need to begin a more intimate, rewarding relationship, including simple tips that can make your marriage thebest it has ever been! Couples Who PrayTM and The 40 Day Prayer ChallengeTM are trademarks of SQuire Rushnell.

The 40 Day Prayer Challenge

Unlocking the Power of Partnered Prayer
Author: SQuire Rushnell,Louise DuArt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501127071
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
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SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt have practiced daily prayer together for sixteen years. Now they offer readers step-by-step advice on why and how to pray with another person. The 40 Day Prayer Challenge answers the question they hear from readers daily: How do you pray with someone else? The authors also explain how Partnered Prayer—which sounds like a new idea, but comes from ancient biblical promises—restores relation­ships and revitalizes families. Supported by the testimony of dozens of praying partners who themselves became empowered by taking The Challenge, the authors explain how a couple, a mother and son, or two close friends can pray together for five minutes a day for forty days and experience phenomenal outcomes. SQuire and Louise show how churches, small groups, and individual partners can participate in a groundbreaking national initiative called historic—a first-ever empirical study by Baylor University—while personally measuring their own Partnered Prayer progress.

When God Winks on New Beginnings

Signposts of Encouragement for Fresh Starts and Second Chances
Author: Squire Rushnell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418580228
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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The best is yet to be . . . "GodWinks" are the so-called circumstances and that are delivered directly to you, one of nearly seven-billion people on the planet, at particularly needed moments in your life. Like the wink you received from a loved one as a child that meant, "Hey, kid, I'm thinking of you right now," . . . GodWinks are messages of encouragement from above. With more incredible-but-true stories about how God communicates with us through everday circumstances, SQuire Rushnell delivers another powerful book geared toward people at a crossroads in life—a time when these winks are most needed!

Hope Heals

A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love
Author: Katherine Wolf,Jay Wolf
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310344557
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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When all seems lost, where can hope be found? Katherine and Jay married right after college and sought adventure far from home in Los Angeles, CA. As they pursued their dreams, they planted their lives in the city and in their church community. Their son, James, came along unexpectedly in the fall of 2007, and just 6 months later, everything changed in a moment for this young family. On April 21, 2008, as James slept in the other room, Katherine collapsed, suffering a massive brain stem stroke without warning. Miraculously, Jay came home in time and called for help. Katherine was immediately rushed into micro-brain surgery, though her chance of survival was slim. As the sun rose the next morning, the surgeon proclaimed that Katherine had survived the removal of part of her brain, though her future recovery was completely uncertain. Yet in that moment, there was a spark of hope. Through 40 days on life support in the ICU and nearly 2 years in full-time brain rehab, that spark of hope was fanned into flame. Defying every prognosis, with grit and grace, Katherine and Jay, side by side, struggled to regain a life for Katherine as she re-learned to talk and eat and walk. Returning home with a severely disabled body but a completely renewed purpose, they committed to celebrate this gift of a second chanceby embracing life fully, even though that life looked very different than they could have ever imagined. In the midst of continuing hardships and struggles, both in body and mind, Katherine and Jay found what we all long to find...hope, hope that heals the most broken place, our souls. An excruciating yet beautiful road to recovery has led the Wolf family to their new normal, in which almost every moment of life is marked with the scars of that fateful April day in 2008. Now, eight years later, Katherine and Jay are stewarding their story of suffering, restoration, and Christ-centered hope in this broken world through their ministry Hope Heals.

God's Man

A Daily Devotional Guide to Christlike Character
Author: Don M. Aycock
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825420009
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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A best-selling devotional for today's Christian man that focuses on daily spiritual growth. Each of the contributors--men from all walks of life--discusses a Scripture for each day of the week and its relevance to a man's relationships, finances, temptations, time, community, emotions, and spiritual walk.

The Chance


Author: Karen Kingsbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849839662
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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A heartwarming story about childhood friends, broken lives, and a long ago promise that just might offer the hope of love for today. Years ago, the day before Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend Nolan sat beneath the Spanish moss of an ancient oak tree where they wrote letters to each other, and sealed them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return eleven years later and read them. But now, as that date arrives, much has changed. Ellie, bereft of the faith she grew up with, is a single mom living in a tired apartment trying to make ends meet. Sometimes she watches television to catch a glimpse of her old friend -Nolan, now an NBA star, whose terrible personal tragedies fueled his faith and athletic drive in equal measure. But Nolan also suffers from a transcendent loneliness that nothing has ever eased. In their separate lives, as Ellie and Nolan move toward the possibility of a reunion at the oak tree, Kingsbury weaves a tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only love can heal.

Love & Sex

A Christian Guide to Healthy Intimacy
Author: Nancy Houston
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621577155
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Sex is powerful! Just saying the word “sex” can stir up all kinds of emotions inside people. Maybe it’s a positive emotion for you, or a hurtful, shameful, confusing one. It’s no wonder we humans struggle to understand its meaning and purpose. It can be difficult to talk about and even worse if we have experienced unwanted shame or grew up in a home where sex was a taboo topic. In Love & Sex, Nancy Houston provides a compassionate view of human sexuality. Through the lens of Scripture, she unpacks the good God intended when he created humans as sexual creatures and honestly shows how that plan hasn’t been the case for many. You won’t find a critical examination of dos and don’ts but stories of redemption, grace, and hope. You will understand how you were shaped and how you are more than your sexual behaviors. Many say, “What’s the big deal?” For others, sex is a huge deal, maybe too big of a deal. How do you find health, happiness, balance, and pleasure in this God-given gift? This book will be that road map for you. And if you have been one of the few unscathed by sexual shame or confusion, this book will help you develop a more compassionate lens for those who do struggle. In a world of sexual chaos and confusion, we all need a healthy dialogue on this topic—not a black-or-white, right-or-wrong lecture, but a safe forum for discovering, learning, processing, and growing into passionate intimacy within the freedom of communion with our Creator.

Four Paws from Heaven

Devotions for Dog Lovers
Author: M. R. Wells,Kris Young,Connie Fleishauer
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736949526
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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A delightful collection of short dog tales and inspiring human stories provides entertaining and valuable lessons of faith, loyalty, and joy gleaned while walking through life alongside a furry companion. Original.

Champion

A Legend Novel
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399256776
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 369
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"June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic--and each other--and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic's border cities"--

Godwink

On the Wings of Butterflies
Author: Bridgette Hester,Terri Lang
Publisher: CrossBooks Publishing
ISBN: 9781462723911
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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The death of a spouse is one of those life events that can completely derail someone from his or her life's path. What was once expected, even taken for granted, no longer exists. Reality for the surviving spouse is forever altered, and he or she can be left feeling lost and abandoned. Godwink: On the Wings of Butterflies is author Bridgette Hester's story of her walk from grief to grace after the tragic and unexpected loss of her husband. After years of wandering away from God, Hester felt an assault on her faith after her husband's passing. This memoir chronicles her journey back to God and to a life filled with love and joy. Through her own story, Hester hopes to provide others with proof of happiness after tragedy and the truth about the one true God. "Godwink will speak volumes to people who have lost a mate, to those who struggle with step-parenting, and to those who know that in their heart of hearts they need to commit their lives to God." -Barbara Eubanks, author of Humorous Happenings in Holy Places, And the Angels Laughed, Laughing with the Lord, and A Web too Tight

The Duck Commander Devotional Pink LeatherTouch


Author: Al Robertson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476762287
Category: Religion
Page: 400
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Revealing the heart and faith of the stars of A&E's hit show "Duck Dynasty," this 365-day devotional features contributions from the entire Robertson clan that are laced with their trademark wit and humor.

The Shroud Conspiracy

A Thriller
Author: John Heubusch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501155709
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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In this intense and “absolutely brilliant thriller” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor), a forensic anthropologist sets out to prove that the Shroud of Turin is a fake, but quickly discovers the opposite—and must race to stop the evil forces who want to use traces of blood in the fabric to clone Jesus Christ and bring on the second coming of their own design. Throughout his career, forensic anthropologist and outspoken atheist Dr. Jon Bondurant has investigated many religious artifacts said to be real, but he knows better. Only weak minds rely on such obviously false relics to maintain their silly, pointless faith. So when he is invited by the Vatican to examine the Shroud of Turin, said to be the burial cloth that covered the body of Christ—and the most revered of all Christian artifacts—he is delighted for the opportunity to prove once and for all that the Shroud is a fake. But when he meets Domenika Josef, the beautiful and devout Vatican representative who finds him arrogant and self-important, he realizes his task will not be as straightforward as he once imagined. Domenika believes that the relic is real, and wants nothing more than to rescue the tarnished reputation of the church by announcing the good news. As Bondurant and his team examine every element of the Shroud, he and Domenika begin to see each other in a whole new light. And as the evidence about the origin of this highly contested piece of fabric starts to pile up, he begins to realize that he’s been seeing a lot of things incorrectly. But when a sample of the blood from the Shroud—believed to be the real blood of Jesus Christ—vanishes, he realizes his problems are just beginning. The DNA in that sample could have earth-shattering consequences if it falls into the wrong hands. When Domenika vanishes too, Bondurant is caught in a globe-spanning chase to rescue the woman he loves—and stop the evil forces who have their own motives for bringing on the Second Coming.

Prodigal Daughter

A Journey Home to Identity
Author: Cynthia Garrett
Publisher: Spiritualchick Publishing
ISBN: 9780692770931
Category:
Page: 272
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Candid, real, raw and challenging you will never find a more honest look at how identity gets lost in today's modern world than you will in Prodigal Daughter: A Journey Home To Identity. TV personality and Evangelist, Cynthia Garrett, shares an incredible red carpeted, celebrity filled, journey through her life, while teaching lessons that only experience applied to the Word Of God can teach. Whether through the luring appeal of the media, the shattering of divorce, the shame of sexual abuse, the anger of rape, the fear in battling cancer, the challenges of single motherhood, the war for self esteem, the confusion of fame, or the healing found in confronting brokenness head on, Cynthia Garrett teaches while she shares. She leads the reader on a very personal and powerful journey to finally finding, owning, and living victoriously in his/her authentic identity; even as she illustrates losing and finding her own amidst the privileged life she lived, and still lives, in Hollywood. We meet a faith that is inclusive and unifying as Cynthia teaches hundreds of thousands of men and women around the world today about faith in a way that builds bridges and doesn't divide, embraces rather than rips apart, and loves triumphantly over hate. All while keeping it real and uncompromised! Through Cynthia's story you will find your own story and through her search for identity yours will be solidified forever! Like all prodigal children the journey home is one that ends in the triumphant victory of a Father's open arms. But for prodigal daughters there is a special reward in finding a love you've always searched for, the knowledge you've always needed, and the life you've always dreamed of. Simply stated...this book is a MUST read!