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Click for more detail about Prayer with Purpose and Power: A 90-Day Devotional by Myles Munroe Prayer with Purpose and Power: A 90-Day Devotional

by Myles Munroe
West Virginia University Press (Mar 07, 2023)
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Heaven Depends on You, and the Earth Needs You

When God said, "Let mankind rule over all the earth," He was arranging the dominion of the world so that a partnership with human beings was essential for the accomplishment of His purposes. And a vital way we participate in this partnership is through the relationship we have with God in prayer. God has given His people the ability to bring heaven to earth through intercession, changing the world.

This 90-day devotional, based on Dr. Myles Munroe’s most popular book, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer, offers biblical encouragement for developing a vibrant and effective daily prayer life. Dr. Munroe’s unique perspective on this often-misunderstood subject takes the mystery out of prayer, providing practical answers for difficult questions about communicating with God.

Prayer with Purpose and Power will help you understand the purpose and priority of prayer, how to enter into God’s presence, how to overcome hurdles and hindrances to prayer, major principles of prayer, and the power of prayer. Each day’s devotion features teaching and inspiration, a motivating thought for the day, and a Scripture reading. Included are twelve specific action steps in prayer.

The biblically based, time-tested principles in this devotional will ignite and transform the way you pray. When you understand the art of prayer, you will begin to communicate with God with power, grace, and confidence Be prepared to enter into a new dimension of faith, a deeper revelation of God’s love, and a renewed power for service.


Click for more detail about Vision with Purpose and Power: A 90-Day Devotional by Myles Munroe Vision with Purpose and Power: A 90-Day Devotional

by Myles Munroe
West Virginia University Press (Apr 12, 2022)
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Discover your vision and find your true life. Best-selling author Dr. Myles Munroe offers daily practical and biblical advice for fulfilling your life’s vision. Based on his popular books The Principles and Power of Vision and The Principles and Benefits of Change, this 90-day devotional will help you to discover your God-given purpose in life, grasp the necessary keys for accomplishing your life’s dream, develop a specific plan for pursuing your vision, overcome obstacles, and embrace the benefits of change.

Each day’s devotion features teaching and encouragement, a motivating thought for the day, and a Scripture reading. Included are twelve principles for fulfilling personal vision and eight steps for discovering and developing your personal vision plan.

Your success is not dependent on the state of the economy, what careers are currently in demand, what the job market is like, or what people think you are capable of. You can learn time-tested principles that will enable you to fulfill your vision no matter who you are or where you come from. Whether you are a businessperson, a departmental manager, an employee, a homemaker, a student, or a head of state, Dr. Munroe explains how you can make your dreams and hopes a living reality.

You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life. You do not exist just to earn a paycheck. Revive your passion for living. Pursue your dream. Discover your vision—and find your true life.


Click for more detail about The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

by Deesha Philyaw
West Virginia University Press (Sep 01, 2020)
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Tessa Thompson’s new production company will adapt†Who Fears Death by†Nnedi Okorafor and†The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by†Deesha Philyaw into HBO movies.

The nine stories in The Secret Lives of Church Ladies feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church’s double standards and their own needs and passions.

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church’s double standards and their own needs and passions. There is fourteen-year-old Jael, who has a crush on the preacher’s wife.

At forty-two, Lyra realizes that her discomfort with her own body stands between her and a new love. As Y2K looms, Caroletta’s “same time next year” arrangement with her childhood best friend is tenuous. A serial mistress lays down the ground rules for her married lovers. In the dark shadows of a hospice parking lot, grieving strangers find comfort in each other.

With their secret longings, new love, and forbidden affairs, these church ladies are as seductive as they want to be, as vulnerable as they need to be, as unfaithful and unrepentant as they care to be, and as free as they deserve to be.

Contents

Eula
Not-Daniel
Dear Sister
Peach Cobbler
Snowfall
How to Make Love to a Physicist
Jael
Instructions for Married Christian Husbands
When Eddie Levert Comes
Acknowledgments


Click for more detail about Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance by Bethany C. Morrow Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance

by Bethany C. Morrow
West Virginia University Press (Oct 01, 2019)
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A young adult anthology featuring fictional stories of everyday resistance.

You might be the kind of person who stands up to online trolls. Or who marches to protest injustice.

Perhaps you are #DisabledAndCute and dancing around your living room, alive and proud. Or perhaps you are the trans mentor that you wish you had when you were younger.

Maybe you call out false allies, or stand up to loved ones.

Maybe you speak your truth and drop the mic, or maybe you take it with you when you leave.

This anthology features fictional stories—in poems, prose, and art—that reflect a slice of the varied and limitless ways that readers like you resist every day. Take the Mic’s powerful collection of stories features work by literary luminaries and emerging talent alike, including Newbery-winner Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestseller Samira Ahmed, anthologist and contributor Bethany C. Morrow, Darcie Little Badger, Keah Brown, Laura Silverman, L.D. Lewis, Sofia Quintero, Ray Stoeve, Yamile Mendez, and Connie Sun, with cover and interior art by Richie Pope.