The Good and Beautiful Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

The Good and Beautiful Life


  • Author : James Bryan Smith
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2009-12-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 0830878769

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The Good and Beautiful Life Excerpt :

James Bryan Smith believes we have bought into false notions of happiness and success. In this follow up to his first book, The Good and Beautiful God, Smith traces through the Sermon on the Mount and helps us replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.

The Good and Beautiful Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

The Good and Beautiful Life


  • Author : James Bryan Smith
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-02-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444721959

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The Good and Beautiful Life Excerpt :

THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL LIFE is the second book in the Apprentice Series, which along with three other titles forms 'a curriculum for Christlikeness'. THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL LIFE introduces the reader to the kingdom of God and focuses on our inward character, dealing specifically with some of the most problematic vices: anger, lust, lying, worry, judging others and so on. Following the Sermon on the Mount, this book looks at the narratives behind these character flaws and replaces them with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God. Each chapter includes a 'soul-training' exercise to help embed Jesus' narratives into our minds, bodies and souls, along with questions that can be used for individual reflection or group discussion.

The Good and Beautiful God Book
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings

The Good and Beautiful God


  • Author : James Bryan Smith
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2009-12-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 0830878343

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The Good and Beautiful God Excerpt :

Turning to the Gospels, James Bryan Smith invites you to compare your ideas about God with what Jesus himself reveals about his Father. Smith leads you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind.

The Good and Beautiful Community Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Good and Beautiful Community


  • Author : James Bryan Smith
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0830861254

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The Good and Beautiful Community Excerpt :

In the third book in the Apprentice Series, James Bryan Smith helps you to live in relationship with others as apprentices of Jesus. He shows how to bring spiritual formation and community engagement together, and he offers spiritual practices that root new, true narratives about God and the world in your soul.

A Messy  Beautiful Life Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A Messy Beautiful Life


  • Author : Sara Jade Alan
  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN 10 : 9781640633544

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A Messy Beautiful Life Excerpt :

Life is funny sometimes. And not always the ha, ha kind. Like that one time where a hot guy tried to kiss me and I fell. Down. Hard. And then found out I had cancer. I’m trying to be strong for my friends and my mom. And I’m trying so hard to be “just friends” with that hot guy, even though he seems to want so much more. But I won’t do that to him. He’s been through this before with his family, and I’m not going to let him watch me die. So, I tell myself: Smile Ellie. Be funny Ellie. Don’t cry Ellie, because once I start, I might not stop.

This Beautiful Life Book
Score: 2.5
From 28 Ratings

This Beautiful Life


  • Author : Helen Schulman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-08-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062092687

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This Beautiful Life Excerpt :

"ThisBeautiful Life is a gripping, potent and blisteringly well-written story offamily, dilemma, and consequence. . . . I read this book with white-knuckledurgency, and I finished it in tears. Helen Schulman is an absolutely brilliantnovelist." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love Theevents of a single night shatter one family’s sense of security and identity inthis provocative and deeply affecting domestic drama from Helen Schulman, theacclaimed author of A Day at the Beach and Out of Time. In thetradition of Lionel Shriver, Sue Miller, and Laura Moriarty, Schulman crafts abrilliantly observed portrait of parenting and modern life, cunningly exploringour most deeply-held convictions and revealing the enduring strengths thatemerge in the face of crisis.

Good and Beautiful and Kind Book

Good and Beautiful and Kind


  • Author : Rich Villodas
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2022-07-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525654414

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Good and Beautiful and Kind Excerpt :

ECPA BESTSELLER • An invitation to love like Jesus and step beyond distraction and division into the joy we long to experience—from the author of The Deeply Formed Life, winner of the Christianity Today Book Award “A stunning book with power to reshape our world . . . if we let it.”—Glenn Packiam, pastor and author of Blessed Broken Given We long for a good life, a beautiful life, a kind life. But clearly that’s not the world we live in. We carry the stress of our fractured world in our bodies and relationships. Families that once gathered around tables have converted those tables into walls. Hostility, rage, and offense is the language of our culture. How did we lose goodness, kindness, and beauty? And more important, how do we get them back into our lives? These are the two questions crying out in our streets, homes, churches, and from deep within our souls. Pastor and author Rich Villodas is convinced that only Jesus offers a way of being human that is both strong and tender enough to tear down the walls of hostility we experience daily. In Good and Beautiful and Kind, he reveals how… • These three essentials are stolen by sin, powers and principalities, and trauma. • We can get goodness, beauty, and kindness back through contemplative prayer, humility, and the cultivation of calm presence. • The traits of healthy conflict, forgiveness, and justice lead to wholeness, healing, and a new collective future—when rooted in the ancient way of Jesus. Filled with fresh energy, classic truth, and practical solutions, this is your road map for stepping beyond distraction and division to love like Jesus. Doing so will change the atmosphere within you…and around you!

The Good and Beautiful Series Book

The Good and Beautiful Series


  • Author : James Bryan Smith
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0830835407

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The Good and Beautiful Series Excerpt :

James Bryan Smith believes the gospel is about change in our lives today, not just our eternal destiny. In The Good and Beautiful Series he aims to help Christians develop a robust discipleship by helping them understand who God is, what it means to be a Christian and what it means to live in community as a part of God's kingdom. Throughout the series, which includes The Good and Beautiful God, The Good and Beautful Life and The Good and Beautiful Community, Smith encourages you to read, journal, pray, discuss and participate in weekly spiritual exercises to help you engage with the text. As you work through the books individually (or more ideally in a group setting) you'll discover your heart being shaped by the truth of Christ—and your life being changed. Get to know the God Jesus knew and the Kingdom he proclaimed. The transformation you seek will come as a direct result of spending focused time with him and his people. A Renovaré Resource.

Hidden in Christ Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Hidden in Christ


  • Author : James Bryan Smith
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830895458

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Hidden in Christ Excerpt :

In this unique introduction to the hidden life in Christ, James Bryan Smith walks readers through a thirty-day immersion in Colossians 3:1-17. Each of the thirty short chapters hones in on a single word or phrase from this life-changing passage, followed by a simple daily practice, a prompt for reflection and small group follow-up questions.

Creating a Beautiful Life Book

Creating a Beautiful Life


  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780736967594

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Creating a Beautiful Life Excerpt :

What Will You Do with This Beautiful Day God Is Giving You? Each new day presents opportunities to grow your faith, manage your work and your goals, and make good use of the time God gives you. But making the right choices moment by moment isn't easy. And the first decisions of your day can affect the next 16 hours—for better or for worse. Elizabeth George, acclaimed Bible teacher, helps you navigate the options you might encounter today so you can... get up and power up for a great day establish your priorities make the most of your time choose good, better, and best options pour yourself into the people in your life Prepare to create a more beautiful and productive life and make each day more meaningful. God's best awaits you when you choose to live His way!

Living a Beautiful Life Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Living a Beautiful Life


  • Author : Alexandra Stoddard
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0679456236

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Living a Beautiful Life Excerpt :

Offers suggestions for enriching one's daily life; includes advice on organization, decorating, and dining; and discusses the importance of solitude, style, and elegance

It s a Beautiful Life Book

It s a Beautiful Life


  • Author : Nigel and Debra Desmond
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-04-26
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1094819085

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It s a Beautiful Life Excerpt :

Nigel and Debbie Desmond, young, in love and full of starry-eyed dreams are unprepared for a series of adversities which shake the very foundations of their happiness. Their distress following the miscarriage of their first baby, the un-expected death of a close family member, a disastrous holiday, the sudden onset of panic attacks and surviving a few bomb scares leaves them disillusioned, traumatised and exhausted.As everything shakes around them the things which are truly valuable and meaningful become clear. However knowing the truth and living it out are not necessarily synonymous and so they embark on a remarkable journey of breakthrough and healing to discover and unashamedly embrace the freedom of being authentic and fully themselves. Sharing their hard-earned, astute, perceptions with good humour and gentleness they reveal the discoveries and insights which have helped them navigate into A Beautiful Life.You can objectively share their life story of finding Joy, Holiness, Gratitude, Bliss and Hope by reading this book ... but if you would like to build on your own sure foundation, find peace in your imperfection, feel unconditional love and discover your own joy-filled and free Beautiful Life, Nigel and Debbie will show you how.

The Magnificent Story Book

The Magnificent Story


  • Author : James Bryan Smith
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830889280

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The Magnificent Story Excerpt :

What is the story you have been told about the gospel? James Bryan Smith, author of the bestselling book The Good and Beautiful God, brings us this spiritual formation resource full of field-tested material and practices for both individuals and groups. Uncover the magnificent story of beauty, goodness, and truth that will satisfy the ultimate longings of your heart.

Awful Beautiful Life Book

Awful Beautiful Life


  • Author : Becky Powell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Bereavement
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1546014195

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Awful Beautiful Life Excerpt :

"Becky Powell faced the unthinkable on May 16, 2013. Her husband Mark called and said, "I've done something terrible." Within hours, she learned that he had taken his own life and, over a period of several years, millions of dollars from friends and colleagues. Everything she believed to be true, the very fiber of her marriage, was called into question. Within a week, rather than planning carpool runs and volunteer fund-raisers, she owed almost one hundred creditors millions of collars and had her own team of ten lawyers. She was also the subject of open FBI, SEC, and DOJ investigations-- and faced potential criminal charges. And, although she instantly denounced every cent of Mark's $15 million in life insurance and promised to repay every penny taken, her lawyers knew that in reality she faced years of court battles and lawsuits, and possible jail time. Yet from that first horrific moment, God was there. He showed up in his Word, in Becky's fricnes, in her lawyers, and in the generosity of those around her. He worked miracles. CNBC, the Wall street Journal, Forbes, and others covered the first moment, but what about the last? What about the story in which God gives your next breath because you can't find it on your own? What about the story of a mom and three kids trying to make sense of their pasts, present, and future while living under a microscope? "Awful beautiful life" is Becky's journey through the two years surrounding Mark's death and how she overcame. It came down to a loving God who surrounded her, a present and dedicated family, and friends who made her life, offered her sanctuary, and showed up for her and her kids in tangible ways. This is a story of remarkable grit, strength, and what the Body of Christ in action looks like."--

Recipes for a Beautiful Life Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Recipes for a Beautiful Life


  • Author : Rebecca Barry
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416598053

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Recipes for a Beautiful Life Excerpt :

Writing with “a delicate, beautiful balance of wit and yearning” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert), Rebecca Barry’s poignant take on creativity, marriage, and motherhood will make you laugh and cry—sometimes at the same time. When Rebecca Barry, writer, mother, cat lady, and aspiring meditator, and her husband moved to upstate New York to start their family, they were optimistic that they’d be able to build a life they’d love: one connected to nature and extended family, one where they could invest in their artistic dreams, spend time with their children, live cheaply, and eat well. Naturally, things didn’t turn out to be so simple: the lovely old house they bought to fix up needed lots of repair, their children wouldn’t sleep, and the novel Rebecca had dreamed of writing simply wouldn’t come to her. “Anecdotal, funny, and telling, with the kinds of momentary glimpses of ordinary days that reflect something larger” (The New York Times), Recipes for a Beautiful Life is about reveling in the extraordinary moments in daily life while trying to balance marriage, children, extended family, and creative work. The book is an excellent companion for mothers with small children, but it also speaks to anyone trying to find meaning in their work or a life that is truer to the heart. Full of great dialogue, tongue-in-cheek recipes (Angry Mommy Tea), and tips on things like how to keep your house clean (“just don’t let anyone in”), Recipes captures the sweetness and beauty of answering your soul’s longing, as well as the difficulty, struggle, and humor that goes along with it. Mostly it is about the realization that a beautiful life, for this author, meant a rich, often chaotic, creative one. Or, as Redbook said when it featured the book in its “5 fabulous, even life-changing new reads” column: “Contentment isn’t about getting everything…but finding magic in the mess.”