Available Books from the She Found Joy Team
Into the Deep: Diving Into a Life of Courageous Faith by Lauren Gaskill
How do we live with less fear and more faith when the deep waters of life come crashing over us?
Following Jesus doesn’t guarantee sunny skies and smooth sailing. In fact, the waters of life are often tumultuous, crashing over us. Sometimes we can feel that we’re drowning in a sea of confusion, division, frustration, complacency, or disillusionment. We need more than a shallow faith to survive these deep waters.
Into the Deep is an invitation to dive headfirst into a life of courageous faith. With endearing warmth and authenticity, Lauren Gaskill shares how she and others have learned to swim with Jesus in the deep waters of life—facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, and chronic illness—only to discover a more authentic, enduring faith that cannot be shaken by circumstances. Lauren invites us to discover how to:
• Trade doubt and fear for courage and boldness.
• Dive deeper into faith and build endurance for the journey.
• Make decisions by faith.
• Overcome battles with specific strategies and practices.
• Live a life rooted in faith and love.
You can leave fear behind and step into faith.
Countdown to Christmas: Unwrap the Christmas Story with Your Family in 15 Days by Lisa Appelo
Countdown to Christmas is an advent devotional for the whole family to help you prepare hearts for Christmas. Countdown to Christmas will bring the story of Jesus’ birth to light in an easy, hands-on way as you connect scripture and a daily devotional reading with one piece of your own nativity you build over 15 days. This advent book can be used alongside your own standard nativity or as a stand-alone devotional reading. Unfold the real Christmas story this season as you focus on Jesus’ birth while creating treasured Christmas memories with family.
Press On! Encouragement to Keep You Moving When You Feel Overwhelmed by Gretchen Fleming
Do you know what has the power to strengthen your perseverance? Perspective! It is fuel for perseverance, greatly influencing our stamina. So, if you are weary or overwhelmed, then join me for 14 days of devotions. You will find a new perspective that can make all the difference! I have found that God can do great things IN us even as we wait for Him to do great things FOR us. Seeking His wisdom and perspective opens us up to more than just the rescue desperately needed. Truly, our entire perspective of what concerns us can be changed in an instant. Our greatest need can even become secondary. What we may see as a problem, God uses for bringing about our freedom. He patiently enables us to respond differently to what we find so unbearable. What used to hinder our perseverance can be cast aside as we learn from Christ how to process our pain. Through Him, we can find our means of strength and joy for the journey.
Life in Season: Celebrate the Moments that Fill Your Heart & Home by Vanessa Hunt & Heather Patterson
The authors of the wildly popular blog, At the Picket Fence, Heather and Vanessa share their inspiration, struggles, faith, and encouragement to women who, just like themselves, want a warm, God-centered, joy-filled life. Meditations, photographs, and simple, budget-friendly home decor tips and recipes are woven throughout Life In Season to help you celebrate the moments that fill your home, heart, and faith. Their easy-to-follow style and real-life stories prove that you don’t need to consider yourself creative to create a home you will love.
Invisible Wounds: Hope While You’re Hurting by Melinda Means
Do you walk around looking perfectly fine, but feeling deeply wounded? Are you nursing spiritual, physical or emotional wounds that no one else can see? In the midst of your grief and pain, have you ever felt guilty or overwhelmed by your doubts and questions about God’s goodness: Where is He? Why would He allow this suffering?
Fear or shame keeps you quiet. You live alone with your invisible wounds.
Melinda Means understands the isolation, grief and questioning that accompanies hidden hurts. In Invisible Wounds, she transparently confronts the tough spiritual questions and raw, dark emotions that she has wrestled with in her 20-year journey with chronic pain.
Seven brave, beautiful women share their invisible wounds in these pages, too. Each has discovered that when we seek the Healer instead of the healing, our painful journeys will lead us to freedom, joy and the unshakeable hope that heals.
Hope and healing that will not disappoint.
Melinda tackles these tough questions:
- How could a God who claims to love me allow me to suffer?
- Does God really see me in my pain? How can I know?
- Is it possible to embrace the reality I’ve been given? If so, how?
- How can overwhelming difficulty lead me to hope?
- Why should I risk more pain by reaching out to others for support?
- Why and when should I tell my story?
Isn’t it time to stop dealing with grief alone? Are you ready to embrace hope and healing?
Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle, a Bible Study by Barb Roose
Have you ever tried to fight worry with faith and felt you were losing the battle? Have comments like “God’s got this!” or “Just pray about it” only left you feeling more burdened? We know we shouldn’t worry, but the reality is that we all do at times. Whether it’s personal worries about loved ones and daily circumstances or broader concerns about what’s happening in the world, we long for something more than platitudes that will help us put real feet to our faith and win the worry battle.
In this six-week Bible study on the Book of Joshua, we will join God’s people as they arrive on the edge of the promised land only to find themselves in hostile territory, faced with fear and uncertainty. As we dig into the story of how Joshua and the Israelites claimed God’s promised victory, we’ll discover that winning the worry battle requires more than having faith; it requires learning to fight in faith! Following their bold, courageous footprints, we’ll learn how to fight in faith as we internalize God’s promises, draw strength from God’s faithfulness, act in obedience to God’s commands, and believe what our limitless God can do. Through in-depth study of how God gave the Israelites victory over their enemies and generously blessed them, too, we’ll be equipped with biblical wisdom, encouragement, and practical tools that will enable us to overcome our daily worry struggles as well as the bigger battles of fear that we face.
The participant workbook includes 5 lessons for each week with space for recording reflections and answers.
Other available components, each available separately, include a Leader Guide and DVD with six 20-25 minute sessions (with closed captioning).