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Different Kind of Wild, A: Is Your Faith Too Tame? - eBook
Revell / 2009 / ePub
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Did you know you were born to be wild? Not "bad wild" but "good wild." Author Debbie Alsdorf inspires women to deepen their faith with a new zest for living out the thrilling plans God has for them. She shows you how to find the WILD (Women in Lifelong Development) way of life and break free from old stagnating patterns of behavior. Each chapter helps you to forge ahead with a new positive "wild woman" characteristic and concludes with reflection questions. At the back of the book is an expanded study section that will be particularly helpful if you decide to read the book with a small group of women. Paperback.
Debbie Alsdorf wants women to get a little wild--a new and different wild that will enrich their sense of purpose, establish their faith, and lift their sagging spirits when life gets hard. In A Different Kind of Wild she encourages women to take back their lives and begin living how God intended--lives that are bigger and grander than the norm.
With passion and contagious enthusiasm, Alsdorf helps women break free of perfectionistic tendencies to live in untamed courageous obedience to God's leading. The book's twelve chapters and discussion questions make it perfect for small group study or for personal spiritual growth and direction.
"Alsdorf's best work yet, and it's no doubt the result of its message being lived out in her own life. Now that's the kind of book I want to read."
--Julie Barnhill, bestselling author and speaker
"Debbie bravely steps out to show us how to embrace the edges of our lives, knowing that this is the territory where faith becomes reality."
"From the first sentence to the final page, we are called to live the life most of us have only dreamt of. The impact of Debbie's book upon my life is immeasurable."
"Debbie's honest reflections, practical advice, and God inspired insights show us a radically different way to live. I'm encouraging every woman at our church to get a copy."
"With Rare transparency, Debbie Alsdorf shows us how to have a faith that is bold and vibrant. If you yearn to grow spiritually, you will find A Different Kind of Wild to be an excellent read."
Debbie Alsdorf is the author of Deeper. As the founder of Design4Living Ministries, she seeks to encourage women to Live Up! in the truth of God's Word. Since 1997 she has been the director of women's ministries at Cornerstone Fellowship, where she and her team lead a vibrant women's ministry. Debbie is a Biblical lay counselor and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She lives in Northern California.
Time to Leave Tame Faith Behind
Get ready to experience the adventurous spiritual life God has for you
When Debbie Alsdorf speaks to Christian women, she has a message for them: "Go wild." And she means it - but she's talking about a different kind of wild living than the image we're most familiar with.
"This new wild is about taking our lives back," she says. "It's about becoming women who dare to live differently - wild in surrender, wild in devotion, wild in service, and wild in following what God calls us to do."
She encourages women to embrace the adventure God has for them, and watch their faith flourish like never before. She looks at how women can be risk-takers for Christ, stand firm in crises, confront fear with truth, dare to live by a different standard and find courage to follow a new life path.
Alsdorf explains this call to becoming wild: "'Wild' stands for 'women in lifelong development.'" While this might sound intimidating and out-of-reach to some women, she points out that it is a process. "The key is understanding that it's a lifelong development. There are no overnight spiritual success stories. We are on a journey with God: Each day the pages of life are turned, and line by line our story unfolds. It is a process."
With passion and deep, Scriptural insights, Alsdorf - an exciting conference speaker, women's ministry leader and Bible teacher - helps women live transformed lives with untames faith and courageous obedience to God's leading. Reflection questions are included, making this book an ideal resource for personal study or small-group use.
You were born to be WILD
Not bad wild - good wild, with a new zest for life, for Jesus, and for his thrilling, bold, and creative plans for you. Join Debbie Alsdorf as she coaches you into the exhilarating process of developing as a woman of God. She'll show you how to break free from old expectations and boring patterns and find the WILD (Women in Lifelong Development) way of life.
Travel this untamed new terrain, and you'll deepen your faith, enrich your sense of purpose, and lift your sagging spirits when life gets hard. Alsdorf includes reflection questions at the end of each chapter and an expanded study section at the end of the book, so you can explore the wild alone or in a small group.
So grab your cheetah-print gear and start living the WILD life God has imagined for you - a life bigger and grander than you ever thought possible.
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