Living Free small groups are a special place of self-understanding as we interact with Gods Word, his people and his Spirit. Between meetings many participants need a little boost to help them through their days. Here are some resources many have found helpful.
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Listed below are some books that may be of interest to anyone participating in a Living Free group.
Despair, emotional isolation, self-loathing, immaturity, abusive behavior... the damage that lingers for those who have been broken as children.
"We have made a terrible mistake! We have wrongly defined soul wounds as psychological disorders and delegated their treatment to trained specialists. Damaged psyches aren't the problem. The problem is disconnected souls. What we need is connection! What we need is a healing community!" - Larry Crabb
Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time by Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker with Yorkey. WaterBrook Press, 2000. (CBD)
From the television to the internet, print media to videos, men are constantly faced with the assault of sensual images. It is impossible to avoid such temptations…but, thankfully, not impossible to rise above them.
Good News for the Chemically Dependent and those who Love Them by Jeff VanVonderen. Bethany House, 1991, 2004. (Store)
Millions of people are caught in the vortex of addiction to alcohol, prescription and non-prescription drugs. It leaves confusion, despair, and broken relationships in its wake. And despite what many want to believe, chemical dependency is a silent storm quietly raging within the church. Updated with information on the latest designer drugs, including crystal meth, this powerful resource will help guide individuals, families, and churches through their darkest times.
In a sincere but misguided attempt to please God, many of us strive to "fix our sin." We soon discover that it doesn't "fix" very well or for very long. And so we try to hide it and pretend like it isn't there. But this only leads to more hiding, pretending, and despair - and nothing ever changes. We fear that God is almost never pleased. TrueFaced draws a clear distinction between two very different underlying motives: our determination to please God or to trust him. The resulting difference from these two starting points could not be more profound. One results in a striving that never feels it has done enough to please him. The other results in a trust that experiences his full pleasure. Our motives as followers of Christ will either keep us in unresolved sin and immaturity or free us into God's astonishing dream for our lives.