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About Melissa B. Kruger
Melissa Kruger serves as the director of women's content for The Gospel Coalition. She regularly teaches women in her community and speaks at women's conferences around the country. She is the wife of Michael J. Kruger, President and Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary-Charlotte. Together, they are busy raising their three children. Melissa is the author of "The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World" (Christian Focus, 2012) and "Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood" (WaterBrook Multnomah, 2015). You can join her at her blog, Wit's End (https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/melissakruger/) or follow her on twitter: @melissabkruger
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With warm teaching and perspective-shifting insights, Bible teacher Melissa Kruger walks you through the power-packed words of the apostle Paul to believers in the early church to discover what he knew about the secret to unshakeable peace--and how his insights can help any woman discover a secure and satisfying contentment no matter what life may bring. With the Scripture passages printed right in the book for handy reference, this is an ideal resource for busy women of any life stage who want to deepen their spiritual life and increase their daily joy.
It's a question we all ask ourselves at some point. Depending on the season we focus our identity on our job performance, marital status, personality type, or social network, among other options. However, there's a larger question to consider.
Who does the Bible tell me I am in Christ?
New from The Gospel Coalition with wisdom and perspective of insightful authors-including Jen Wilkin, Hannah Anderson, and Jen Pollock Michel "Identity Theft" seeks to answer this question by:
- Exposing our false notions of identity
- Understanding the biblical truth of our identity in Christ
- Reflecting on what it looks like to live in our new (and true) identity.
In 10 chapters we'll cover everything from our identity as children of God to citizens of heaven. At the end of each chapter, study questions will facilitate group discussion as you consider this glorious truth with your friends.
Join us as we explore how knowing who we are in Christ changes every aspect of our lives.
Women in all seasons of life can feel alone, longing for encouragement, guidance, and wisdom from someone who has been there before. They would value the wealth of knowledge and wisdom from older women’s experiences, but often these women don’t feel equipped to offer help. This book is a starting place, meant to be a springboard for mentoring discussions between older and younger women, setting the biblical basis for mentoring from Titus 2 before outlining 11 lessons that guide their time together. Each lesson focuses on a topic such as God’s word, prayer, contentment, temptation, and church, with activities for before, during, and after the mentoring session. Younger and older women will grow together as they use these lessons to walk through life together.
For generations, churches and families have used Advent wreaths to help prepare for celebrating the Lord's birth at Christmas. The evergreen wreath symbolizes eternal life and includes four candles—typically three purple and one pink, with a white candle in the middle that symbolizes the purity of Christ. Various traditions assign different topics to each candle, and the candles are usually given names to remind us of the good news of Christ's birth
To celebrate this season, TGC's editorial team put together 25 devotional readings that use the Advent wreath as a guide to focus hearts and minds on Christ during the month of December. Structured around traditional Advent themes—hope, peace, joy, love, and faith—these reflections will encourage your heart in this season of celebrating Christ's first coming, and longing for his second.
Fresh, biblical ideas to help you pray for your husband or wife.
A happy and healthy marriage is one of God’s sweetest gifts to us. And one of the best ways to nurture that is through the power of prayer.
This guide will help you to pray bold, Scripture-based prayers for your husband or wife that will strengthen and enrich your marriage. It covers 21 prayer themes, with each one including five prayer prompts from a particular passage of Scripture. You’ll be equipped to pray deep and effective prayers for your spouse’s character and spiritual walk, for your life together as a couple and through challenging seasons.
You can use this book to help you to pray on your own or as a couple, and it makes a great wedding, anniversary or Valentines Day gift.
As Nancy Guthrie says in her foreword:
"There is a great deal we can do for our spouses. But there is so much that only God can do, so much that only he can develop, and so much that only he can provide. So we pray. And as we pray instead of worry, pray instead of complain, pray instead of strategize, we find that God is not only doing a work in our spouse; he’s doing a work in us too."
"I commend this fine, new book...with a prayer that we all read and follow her Biblical counsel to fully understand the condition we are in and flee quickly to the One who truly satisfies our deepest longings and our true desires".
Michael Milton ~ President and Professor of Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina
"By focusing on Biblical truths and examples, Kruger opens our eyes to the scope and depth of covetousness in our lives, while also drawing us into the path of holiness and a life honoring and glorifying God."
Diana Lynn Severance ~ a historian with broad experience teaching in universities and seminaries, Spring, Texas
"With empathy and grounded biblical insight, Melissa Kruger shows us the path to abiding joy amidst life's varied 'ups' and 'downs'."
Lydia Brownback ~ Author of Contentment, Wheaton, Illinois
"In an age and culture where we all tend to have an overdeveloped sense of entitlement, this book makes a brilliant diagnosis that goes right to the heart of the problem."
Ann Benton ~ Author and family conference speaker, Guildford, England
"With I've-been-there understanding and been-in-the-Word insight, Melissa B. Kruger helps us to look beneath the surface of our discontent, exposing our covetous hearts to the healing light of God's Word."
Nancy Guthrie ~ author of Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible Study Series
"Through biblical examples and sympathetic counsel we are pointed again and again to the delivering power of the Lord Jesus Christ."
Faith Cook ~ author of Troubled Journey, Derbyshire, England
Being a mom usually means being busy. Really busy. Whether you’re zipping from your children’s piano lessons to their next ballgame or nursing a baby while comforting a toddler, life is brimming with activities. Yet one encounter can help shape every moment: time in the Word with Jesus. In Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood, you’ll learn how to nourish your own heart, mind, and soul with the wisdom you need to become the mother you long to be.
As you spend time with God through this eleven-week Bible study, you’ll gain life-shaping insights to help you. . . .
• Understand and pursue your purpose as a mother
• Live out your true priorities
• Entrust your child to God
• Bear the fruit of the Spirit in your everyday interactions
• Recover from Perfect Mom Syndrome (PMS)
Each week offers four days of study geared specifically to a mother’s concerns, with the Bible passages already printed out for your convenience. The fifth day is a warm-hearted devotional reading to help you reflect on and apply the truths you’ve learned.
As your relationship with God deepens through prayer and studying His Word, you’ll discover how His imprint on your heart can make a lasting impression on your children.
Kids love to dream about what they might do when they grow up: jobs they might have, places they might go, people they might meet. And parents and caregivers love to encourage and support them.
But for Christian parents, their greatest aspiration for their children, their dream of all dreams, is that whatever their kids do and wherever they go, they will love and follow Jesus.
As children embark on life’s journey with all their potential and aspirations, express to them your biggest dream with this beautiful illustrated rhyming children’s book.
As well as teaching children about the only thing that really matters in life, this book also reminds parents that telling their kids about Jesus is more important than anything else.
Makes a wonderful gift for a wide range of children—from 3 year olds to 8 year olds—for birthdays, Christmas or even graduations!
Las clases de piano de los niños, su próximo juego de pelota, o amamantar al bebé mientras tratamos de calmar a su hermanito, abarrotan la vida de actividades. A pesar de ello, hay un encuentro que puede ayudarnos a darle forma a cada momento, y es invertir tiempo en la Palabra de Dios. En Camine con Dios durante su maternidad, usted aprenderá a nutrir su corazón, mente y alma con la sabiduría que necesita para convertirse en la madre que anhela ser. A lo largo de estas once semanas de estudio bíblico en las que compartirá tiempo con Dios, aprenderá secretos transformadores que la ayudarán a:
- COMPRENDER y proseguir su propósito como madre
- VIVIR sus verdaderas prioridades
- CONFIAR sus hijos a Dios
- MANIFESTAR los frutos del Espíritu en sus interacciones cotidianas
- RECUPERAR el Síndrome de la Mamá Perfecta (SMP)