Book Club

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Book Discussion Group:

A virtual book club! I love reading. And I love getting together with friends, especially to discuss a good book. But our schedules get crazy and we can’t lock everybody down to talk about it at the same time. So, here’s what we’re doing! We’re gonna get together virtually, with a good book, good conversation, maybe a good cry every now and then and get some good fellowship…even if it’s virtual. Prayerfully, this group opens a door for women to recognize the need to physically get together. Now I’m not suggesting that this become an instead-of replacement for getting with your girlfriends. I’m saying this might just be the answered prayer for that mom who is time starved and never has the opportunity to get out of the house and fellowship.

I’m praying this book club gives you a chance to connect with some women who share the same struggles, same victories and same hearts desires to see God more in their lives.

We don’t want you to miss out on all the fun we’re gonna have so make sure you do the following:

  • During our book discussions, we’ll be chatting via video, sharing breakthroughs & trials in the comments of our weekly posts and of course who can forget about the love/obsession with the stories behind the pictures on instagram, pinterest , periscope & twitter. (Follow us at @inneractiveFIT on all social media outlets)
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Ready, let’s read!

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Current Book:

 

Winter 2017

40 Days of Decrease by Alicia Chole

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40 Days of Decrease emphasizes a different type of fast. What if you or your church fasted comparison? What if your family fasted accumulation? What if your office fasted gossip?

40 Days of Decrease guides readers through a study of Jesus’ uncommon and uncomfortable call to abandon the world’s illusions, embrace His kingdom’s reality, and journey cross-ward and beyond.

 

Without Rival – Lisa Bevere

There is a reason we look at others as rivals and limit ourselves to comparison and competition. We have an enemy assaulting our mind, will, and emotions in the hope that we’ll turn on ourselves and each other. It’s a cycle that isolates us from intimate connections, creates confusion about our identity, and limits our purpose.

In Without Rival, bestselling author Lisa Bevere shares how a revelation of God’s love breaks these limits. You’ll learn how to stop seeing others as rivals and make the deep connections with your Creator you long for–connections that hold the promise of true identity and intimacy. With biblically sound teaching filled with prophetic insight for our day, Lisa uses humor and passion to challenge you to

· Flip rivalry so it brings out the best in you
· Stop hiding from conversations you need to be a part of
· Answer the argument that says women are unfit, easily deceived, and gullible
· Dismantle gender rivalry and work with the men in your life

It’s time to step forward to live a life without rival.

Detours Tony Evans

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God has a plan for your life.

More often than not, it’s a detour, one that can leave you feeling temporarily stalled and slowed down. Which nobody likes. But detours are necessary if any improvements are going to be made on the paths we travel. Or if any wreck is going to be cleaned up or a hazard avoided. Detours are designed for our own good, regardless of how we view or feel about them.

Detours are a good thing that often feels bad.

Tony knows a thing or two about detours, and one of the things he knows for certain is that God works through detours to bring about His blessing. To deliver you to the place He has created just for you. Yet what we often do is try as hard as we can to work our own way to the circumstances we believe are best for us

 

Favorite Bible

Journals/Devotionals

A Cup of Faith:

 

Begin each day with inspiring scripture & faithful Reflection when you let Cup of Faith be your guide. This beautifully illustrated Devotional gives you the tools you need to build a close connection to God. From treasured verses to personal prayers, your heartfeltwords & deepest thoughts will find a home on the pages of this spiritual Journal. What brings you joy? What is God’s plan for you? What does the Lord teach you? As you make note of small miracles, express your secret hopes, & take time to count your blessings, you’ll find peace & comfort knowing that you have opened your heart to God & made room for him in your life. Find inspiration in hundreds of unique illustrations. Plenty of room to record your daily scripture reading, favorite prayers, & deepest thoughts.

Seven Prayers that will change your life forever

Stormie Omartian is well known for her powerful books on prayer.  These seven life-changing prayers guide readers to find renewal and transformation into their spiritual lives. Prayer topics include: Confession, Salvation, Release, Submission, Praise, Promise, and Blessing. The brand new design appeals to a new and younger audience, spreading the power of prayer beyond borders never reached before.

 

 

Fall 2016

Uninvited Lysa Terkeurst

Uninvited

The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ’s powerful love.

In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection—from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.

With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa helps readers:

 

    • Release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt.
    • Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady their soul and restore their confidence.
    • Overcome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging.
    • Stop feeling left out and start believing that “set apart” does not mean “set aside.”
    • End the cycle of perceived rejection by refusing to turn a small incident into a full blown issue.

Spring 2016

Wild & Free: A hope filled anthem for the woman who feels she is both too much and never enough – by Jess Connolly & Hayley Morgan


A woman who enters into a mature friendship with an insecure identity is a threat to herself and the women around her. A woman who doesn’t know where she stands with God will be working for approval and calling others to do the same, even subconsciously. A woman who doesn’t know her worth in Christ and le’s her insecurity run rampant will feel tender about things she needn’t feel tender about, will hear offensive words, and will puff others up thinking she’s loving them well. A woman who doesn’t know her mission or her calling, and hasn’t heard from God about her gifts will compare herself to her sisters, always feeling a little on the outside and always feeling a little less than.
On the flipside, a woman who knows where she stands with God will love with abandon because she was loved first. She won’t strive for attention or affection from anyone, because she is filled up with approval from her Father. A woman who knows her value as a daughter of God will live with conviction and confidence and call the women around her to their holy places as co-heirs with Christ. A wild and free woman who has received her marching orders from her Father will run fast and far as she serves, not for her own name’s sake, but for the sake of the kingdom of God.

Just Rise Up Sarah Martin

Based on Psalm 145, this invigorating study motivates women to do life differently by making Jesus famous in all aspects of life. Just RISE UP! is a call to get off the couch of complacency, live a life of praise with a humble posture and Kingdom perspective, and step into a life of true purpose.

 

January 2016

She Reads Truth – Open Your Bible

A 7-session Study From The Women Behind She Reads Truth

Whether you are a seasoned Bible reader or struggle to keep up with studying Scripture, Open Your Bible will leave you with a greater appreciation for the Word of God, a deeper understanding of its authority, and a stronger desire to know the Bible inside and out.

Join Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams, the women behind She Reads Truth, in this 7-session Bible study. Using powerful storytelling, real-life examples, and Scripture itself, Open Your Bible will quench a thirst you might not even know you have—one that can only be satisfied by God’s Word.

 

Fall 2015 

Simply Tuesday by Emily P Freeman

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Our obsession with bigger and faster is spinning us out of control. We move through the week breathless and bustling, just trying to keep up while longing to slow down. But real life happens in the small moments, the kind we find on Tuesday, the most ordinary day of the week. Tuesday carries moments we want to hold onto–as well as ones we’d rather leave behind. It holds secrets we can’t see in a hurry–secrets not just for our schedules but for our souls. It offers us a simple bench on which to sit, observe, and share our stories.

Fall 2014

The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst

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Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? Lysa TerKeurst is learning that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. In The Best Yes, she will help you: Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love. Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no. Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process. Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.

 

July 2014

finding spiritual whitespace: awakening your soul to rest by Bonnie Gray

 

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From the Back Cover

Move beyond Surviving to a Rejuvenating Place of Soul Rest

How many of us find ourselves running on empty with no time for rest, no time for ourselves, no time for God?

Bonnie Gray knows what that’s like. On the brink of fulfilling a lifelong dream, she saw her plans shatter into a journey through painful memories and anxiety. In her search for answers, she made an important discovery: we all need spiritual whitespace.

Whitespace.
 It’s the space on a page left unmarked. Untouched. Whitespace makes art beautiful. It gives the eye a place to rest. Just like beautiful art, our souls need balance and beauty.

With heartbreaking honesty, Bonnie guides you to discover a better story for yourself, one that feeds your soul and makes room for rest. Infused with biblical encouragement and thought-provoking prompts, this book shows us how to create space in the everyday for God, refreshment, and faith–right in the midst of our stress-frayed lives.

Prayer Warrior by Stormie Omartian

No one can sit on the sidelines today when it comes to spiritual matters. A war is going on between good and evil, and every believer is involved. For every Christian who wants a meaningful prayer life that is more than just asking for blessings, bestselling author Stormie Omartian shows how to pray with strength and purpose―prayers resulting in great victory, not only personally but also in advancing God’s kingdom and glory.
Readers will find help and encouragement in 12 practical and significant chapters that address

  • knowing your Commander and standing on His side
  • being certain of your authority in prayer
  • becoming skilled with your spiritual weapons
  • following God’s orders to resist the enemy
  • seeing what’s happening from God’s perspective

Stormie also provides many powerful prayers on numerous subjects that concern people today. For anyone eager to answer the call of God on his or her life to pray while responding to the desire of his or her heart to see people and situations change, Prayer Warrior is a must-read.

 

The Hardest Peace

Kara Tippetts knows the ordinary days of mothering four kids, the joy of watching her children grow … and the devestating reality of stage-four cancer. In The Hardest Peace, Kara doesn’t offer answers for when living is hard, but she asks us to join her in moving away from fear and control and toward peace and grace. Most of all, she draws us back to the God who is with us, in the mundane and the suffering, and who shapes even our pain into beauty.

 

JUNE 2014

CLOUT: Unleashing your God-given Influence by Jenni Catron

 

May 2013

START. by Jon Acuff

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Whether it’s time for a career shift or time to get working on a dream, Acuff explains how to push forward and offers hope to readers who are struggling to change their lives.

Acuff walks through concepts such as:

  • Punch fear in the face – Fear is normal. Decipher reality from the myths you believe about yourself and move on
  • Escape average – Anyone can have an awesome life and live their dreams if they are willing to take the steps.
  • Do work that matters – You don’t have to wait years to change the world. You can do it now.

 

December 2012

You’re Already Amazing: Embracing Who You are Becoming All God Created You To Be by Holley Gerth


Many women are tired. Tired of trying to do more, be more, and have more. With busy work, home and church lives, it’s easy to feel like our spiritual growth gets short-changed. But what if God is already pleased, more than pleased–totally head over heels crazy about us and our hearts regardless of our mistakes and crunched schedules? If it’s true, that big load we’ve been carrying feels lighter already. In You’re Already Amazing, Holley Gerth wants readers to know that they can lay down the burden of their own, and others expectations, and embrace who they are as beloved, talented women. Rediscover the gifts you’ve been given and the life of purpose that God has for you.

You don’t have to do more, be more, have more…if you’re really ready to take hold of who you are and what you’re called to do, there will be no stopping you. That’s because there’s no stopping Him in YOU-and he’s got bigger plans for your life than you’ve even imagined!Holly Gerth

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Other recommendations:

Becoming More than A Good Bible Study Girl Lysa Terkuerst

Abba’s Child Brennan Manning

The Circle Maker

The End of Me