Return to Book Page. God Unplugged by Amy Hammond Hagberg.
Most Christians are people with problems just like you. Being famous doesn't make their lives any easier.
They still struggle with anger, drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, despair, and disappointment. Whether they are Olympic gold medallists, musicians, professional athletes, or extreme sports fanatics, they know that God is real--and here are their stories.
Life takes c Most Christians are people with problems just like you. Life takes courage to wake up and face each day. Find out where some of today's most amazing young people get their strength to face each day, and how you can tap into your inner strength and discover the power of God Unplugged! Find out how they overcame serious problems like: Paperback , pages. Published November 1st by Destiny Image Incorporated. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Kaila Dollard rated it it was amazing Apr 22, It took all my courage to walk to the counter with the book in hand. Back at home, I read it cover to cover, staying up until I finished it at 3 AM. It was frightening, overwhelming, but most of all, intoxicating.
I knew my life was about to change fundamentally. I was about to have a life. In the Worldwide Church of God, the brainwashing was subtle and the signs of dysfunction were mostly beneath the surface.
Some of the most insidious cults can appear normal from the outside. But if you are concerned about someone who may be, I highly recommend reading Combatting Cult Mind Control. Few people consciously join a cult. Cults are beautifully packaged to look like something quite different from the outside.
I never signed up to be in a cult. I was two when I entered the group and 20 when I found the courage to leave. My dad was a classic candidate. With two young children, he reluctantly followed my mum into the church just to keep the family together. My aunts and uncles voiced their concerns, but their voices were pushed down deep beneath the surface.
This system saw some of the most unlikely individuals climb to heights of leadership. Those who asked more questions or focused on their own interests tended to remain in the middle layers of the system.
But all competing old habits are destined to be broken in the world of a cult: Fitting in was paramount. Our group celebrated Old Testament festivals and holy days, including a Saturday sabbath. That sabbath put an end to many professional ambitions: Because volunteer work was critical to staying in favour with the group, he soon lost touch with friends and family.
Those annoyingly skeptical brothers and sisters of his were squeezed out by all the replacement weekend activity. Cults encourage big life questions on the way in.
The burning life questions that led people into the church group were actively discouraged once you were inside. Years later, I realised how this childhood programming had fuelled a sense of missionary zeal within me, yet simultaneously cultivated a deep sense of pointlessness and futility. Even after leaving, I retained an unfortunate blindspot for arrogant, egomaniacal, nonsense-peddling hypocrites. My experience growing up in a cult made me sensitive to manipulation and a strong defender of basic human freedoms.
I especially see it reflected within startup culture, where people are often enrolled in organisations that barely pay their way. These recruits align themselves slavishly with the company culture, sacrificing much of their free time under the promise of future opportunity, which typically only arrives for the founders and early-stage investors. These are some of the values I have learned to live by:.
Unfortunately, they picked the wrong mansion and soon find that their intended victim has more in store for them than they thought. From then on, I had absolutely zero cravings for the drugs, the alcohol or the tobacco. What happens when God comes near and begins to speak to your heart? Back then, he was regularly drinking to excess, smoking two packs of cigarettes a day and dabbling in cocaine and Ecstasy. Paperback , pages.
But when her father brings home one dollar in change and lets the children use it to buy special gifts for each other, the Kamps come to find that money isn't what fills Christmas with joy, love, and miracles. As each member of the family comes up with a special gift to be given to one another that costs little or no money, the Kamps soon begin to see many of their dearest wishes come true.
Small miracles teach the true meaning of Christmas giving. Perhaps a boy who struggles to walk can become a real cowboy after all. Christmas has always been a time of love and tradition in the small town of Trapper Falls Alaska. Hometown of Mayor Dan Reed Ted McGinley looks forward to each year with enthusiasm to all the events, friends and family that fill this special season.
Together with his brother Greg Brad Stine they dedicate time away from their adventure tour company to drape the town is Christmas cheer. When Dan's old high school rival Mitch Bright Daniel Baldwin returns home after 20 years, Dan is immediately suspicious. Mitch is a highly successful big city lawyer who has never wanted anything to do with Trapper Falls or its people, so why now? In a town not so far away and a time not so long ago, baby Rose was left at Greenwoods Orphanage, where Mrs. Hartley Nancy Stafford and the children under her care become the young child's family. But when tragedy strikes, Rose Bailee Johnson loses the only home she has ever known and is abruptly shipped to Irongates a place that seems as cold and cruel as her previous home was kind.
But Christmas is a time of miracles. Share a slice of Christmas sweetened with friendship in this poignant Christmas story based on a classic holiday tale. Set in the 's where times were hard and gifts were scarce, Christmas Oranges tells a story of hope, forgiveness and how a small gift given with love touched the lives of many. Order online at Amazon. What happens when God comes near and begins to speak to your heart? Enjoy brief stories from some of today's leading women authors and speakers who have experienced the joy of having God show up and express His love and care for them in times of crisis, celebration, and everyday life.
Let the many accounts of God's love move your heart, comfort your soul, and strengthen your faith as you witness the joy of Intimate Encounters with God.
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