LifeLine Mini-Books are designed for personal growth, small group study, and one-another discipleship and counseling ministry.
Parenting a child who is being bullied is deeply challenging. We want good things for our children, so if they are bullied we feel a whole mix of emotions. In this mini-book, the author points to the help and hope God has provided for this trial, and gives wise counsel in how to navigate through it.
Like ripples in a pond after a rock has been thrown in, the startling news of a suicide swamps the boats of those who are closest, and even rocks the boats of those who are far removed. This sensitively written mini-book comes alongside to offer help to those who grieve.
Lucy Ann Moll
Panic attacks are terrifying, but the author of this mini-book has found hope for overcoming fear, and she longs to help others experience the same peace. Here she looks at the origin of our fears, why we suffer panic attacks, and how we can overcome the cycle of fear.
Disability enters families in many different ways. The possibilities are endless. Regardless of the cause, however, disability adds pressure to the marriage relationship. This mini-book is a gift to couples who are looking for biblical help to respond to their "new normal."
This mini-book offers grandparents their rightful place as kings and queens to their families. If the Lord has blessed you with a grandchild that has a disability, then roll up your sleeves and get ready to polish that precious and beautiful crown!
Philip De Courcy
An increasing number of us are worrying ourselves sick about the past, the present, or the unknown future. Philip De Courcy carefully distinguishes right concern from unhealthy anxiety, and using Jesus words shows us how we can have victory over worry by entrusting ourselves fully into the caring hands of our heavenly Father.
Struggling with feelings of embarrassment, shame, or resentment, wives in painful marriages can easily fall into hopelessness. Carrie Foldberg, from her experience as a wife and as a biblical counselor, offers practical guidance and solid biblical hope for all suffering wives.
Christians who experienced abuse from their parents when they were children yet want to obey God's call to honor their parents face a dilemma. Joshua Zeichik explores responses to abuse, before suggesting practical steps that honor God and lead towards freedom, peace, and joy.
Pornography is a taboo topic among many Christians today—and our children are not immune from its influence. This mini-book addresses the matter in biblical terms and explores its dangers, guiding parents with principles and policies they may use to wisely and effectively shepherd the hearts of their children.
PTSD is one of today's most common counseling issues. For some veterans, the stress from combat becomes so overwhelming that it debilitates them, preventing them from carrying on in life. Relationships are affected, additions begin, sleepless nights are frequent, and thoughts of suicide may seem attractive.
Loneliness is a universal condition. It touches people of any race, religion, gender, nationality, age, social standing, or financial status. If we live long enough, all of us will experience it at some point. This mini-book directs you to the comfort that is found in God’s Word and the strength and hope that his grace provides.
A mini-book helping wives to relate carefully to their husbands within the biblical parameters of authority. This mini-book looks at God’s idea of submission, defines what it does and does not mean, considers its implications in marriage, dispels lies, and ends with practical helps for application.
Whenever sinners work together in close quarters, whether in churches or in families, conflict and disappointment will arise. Regardless of flaws, however, God designed us to need one another, and for the church to need us. But how do you find a good church? What are the qualities to look for? This mini-book gives sound wisdom.
Paul & Karen Tautges
In this book, the seasoned parents of ten children provide frazzled moms and dads with practical counsel for bringing order to their home. What's the key? Instilling respect for God-given authority at an early age. How can this be done? By the faithful application of firm, loving discipline. Here is sound, practical counsel for today's parents.
Sexually explicit material is more readily available now than ever before, and a struggle with pornography is often the greatest snare for a Christian man today. So how can a Christian man find victory over pornography? This book presents the true solution: God's power working through the gospel within the context of the local church.
Pornography is not only a male problem, but women can and do become enslaved, too. This book redefines pornography in biblical terms and explores its dangers, including those of the socially acceptable forms particularly alluring to women. Learn how the Bible exposes the heart of the problem and provides hope for freedom.
Why can't I change? Have you ever asked this? Change is hard, and our attempts often result in failure. This mini-book explains that it is the gospel--what God has done for us--that is the key to change and it is that same gospel which empowers us to make changes that will please the One who died and rose again for us.
Statistics indicate that more than 101 people take their own lives every day. However, those in crisis intervention testify that a significant number of suicides are preventable provided help is available. This book will help you to recognize the warning signs of suicidal thinking and increase the possibility of giving hope before it's too late.
Everyone asks questions when they face intense or prolonged trials. The place to find answers is the Bible. In this book, you’ll find the answers God gave Job in the book of Job. They are just what you need to handle your trials with faith, peace, and hope, rather than doubt, confusion, and despair.
Many Christian young people and parents have never consciously shaped their understanding of dating with the Bible. In fact, dating might be one of the areas where we have blindly followed the path beaten by the world. Let this personal, practical, fun, and, above all, biblical booklet be a guide as you pursue relationships that honor God.
What is one of the most common refrains heard in homes, relationships, churches, and even our culture at large? “I can’t forgive!” The struggle to forgive someone who has wronged us is universal. What is the answer? A fresh look at the gospel! Join the author as he takes you through a five-stop journey toward biblical forgiveness.
Do feelings of shame hold you hostage? Shame can overwhelm us, leading to confusion, fear, and desperate behavior. This mini-book uses case studies and practical examples to examine the true causes of shame and present hope through Jesus Christ, the Savior who loves you and can restore you, regardless of your past.
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease for someone we love can fill us with fear. This booklet will help you understand Alzheimer’s, learn about its practical implications, and, by meditating upon God’s Word, submit to God’s perfect will and find peace and joy along the journey.
You probably never planned to be a single mom. You may feel confused, heartbroken, and overwhelmed. “Why has this happened?” you may ask yourself. “How will I cope? How will I pay the bills and raise my kids on my own?” This booklet, written by a single mom, will encourage you to trust God’s sovereign plan, knowing his wisdom and love are perfect.
The sense of shock at receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer is very real. Once the shock wears off, your mind explodes with questions. This honest account of a personal battle gently helps you to confront your fears, doubts, and worries, and points you toward the solid hope that is in Jesus Christ, who alone can provide peace and strength to face the future.
Troubling thoughts flood my mind. I lie in bed alone, beseeching God on behalf of my three children. The tears come as I wonder why the Lord seems so far away and why prayers remain unanswered. Life seems so unfair. Why is it so hard? In the “depths of despair” I know I have a choice to make. Am I going to allow these feelings to destroy me?
Do you put off jobs until another day? Have you got work to do, but just can't get round to doing it? Why do you lack motivation? Adam Embry gets to the heart of this issue: it's not to do with a lack of willpower, but because we are controlled by sin and so fail to be the wise and diligent workers God created us to be.
Dave & Judi Coats
Dave & Judi Coats were stunned when their teenage daughter said to them, “You are not going to tell me what to do!” Struggles with their teens drove them to their knees in prayer and to the Word of God for answers about teenage rebellion. Here they share the truths they discovered, the practical advice that helped, and the hope they found.
Unpaid bills, heavy mortgage or loan repayments, rising living costs … and no end in sight. Do you feel as if you are drowning in debt? If so, you are not alone. Debt is a universal problem today, but there are things you can do. This booklet looks at the causes of debt—spiritual and societal—and offers practical and biblical guidance for escaping financial bondage.
We don’t find it easy to face death, and the diagnosis of a terminal illness can be devastating. Written with a pastor’s heart for those suffering with a terminal diagnosis and for their family and friends, this booklet conveys practical advice, spiritual consolation, and, most importantly, an eternal hope which the dying process cannot diminish and death cannot extinguish.
Shannon Kay McCoy
Overeating is a silent, subtle, even respectable sin—but it hinders the spiritual growth and effectiveness of many, including Christians. Perhaps you struggle with it too. If so, this booklet can help you—not as a diet plan, but as a compass directing you to the heart of the problem and to the only solution: Jesus, the One who can bring you out of slavery into freedom.
Anger is widespread; it is even a major problem among professing Christians. While people express anger in different ways, controlling it is a challenge for each of us. Some feel powerless as anger rises. Others try to justify themselves. The question that must be addressed is how a sinfully angry person can become a person of grace.
If you have just heard that someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, you may be feeling numb. Where do you turn for help? This mini-book provides practical information on cancer and the choices you will face, but, most importantly, it also points you to Jesus Christ, the only One who can give you real comfort.
Homosexuality is one of the most hotly debated subjects today, both in media and within Christian circles. But what do you do when the issue comes closer to home? This book provides clear answers, direction, and hope at a time when anger and grief may threaten to overshadow wisdom.
Abuse is a growing problem, and those who have been abused need help. As well as providing practical instruction on how to help the victim gain safety and deal with the abuser in a biblical way, this book points to the victory possible in Jesus, who was abused and who has compassion on all hurting people who turn to him.
As is often said in the military, 'To be prepared is half the victory,' and soldiers must be prepared for the difficulties ahead. In this book, the author prepares you for deployment by giving guidance that will help you successfully navigate, walk faithfully, and rest in the gospel - to finish well - to the glory of God.
What is the origin of conflict? What is going on in my heart that leads to my struggles with gentleness or lack of kindness or intolerance of others? What is going on in my heart that leads to lack of patience and irritability? These and many other matters are helpfully addressed in this mini-book.
You never dreamed this would happen, but you are reeling from the news that your spouse has been unfaithful. You don't know what to do. The emotions you are feeling are intense and turn your life into a lonely journey. You stand at a crossroads: the decisions you make now will impact the rest of your life. Where can you turn?