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In our efforts to successfully live this life we call Christian, we squirm and kick, grunt and push, only to find ourselves right back where we started: stuck in defeat. Do you ever wonder why living for Christ has to be so hard? Does the lack of spiritual power in your life cause you to question whether God exists? Where’s the power from the Spirit we were promised to receive? There’s only one thing opposing the Spirit in our lives and that is the flesh.
Unstuck: Moving Beyond Defeat will expose you to the tactics of the flesh in ways you have never seen it before, so that you can give it the only thing it is good for—a death sentence. Defeat isn’t where it ends; defeat is where real living begins.
Welcome to a walk of dying, where everything seems upside down.
Here's What People Are Saying
“We’re reading UnStuck together during our ladies Bible study. It has already been such a blessing! Thanks ECS for publishing it.”
–Lacey Nininger, Kansas
“Amy’s new book, Unstuck, provides a personal and realistic discussion of struggle and suffering within a redemptive framework. With the use of story and illustration, Amy weaves a challenging but supportive discussion of pursuing Christ in and through difficulty.”
–Seth L. Scott, MA, NCC, LMHC
"I found your book to have an excellent analysis of the conflict between the flesh and the Spirit. I expect it will prove very beneficial to many believers and am recommending it to everyone. I know some might suspect bias in my recommendation, since I am your brother, but then they wouldn’t know how brutally honest and frank we can be with one another in our family. I do have to claim some credit though: I’m sure I contributed in our younger days to your education in the area of affliction and suffering.”
–Andy Shelor, Virginia
"I loved reading UnStuck . . . and then rereading it! It both inspired and challenged me. It is a treasured resource that I will return to often. The way Amy presented the information provided a flow that was logical and easy to follow. The topic of "dying to self" isn't always the one we want to hear about . . . but Amy's personal anecdotes made the subject easy to relate to—been there, done that! Most of all, the humility with which Amy presented this subject is so obvious and makes the message very compelling!”
–Laurie Fox, New Brunswick, Canada
"I recently told a friend of mine (that I had given your book to) that maybe she should set UnStuck aside, since she just found out she has breast cancer. I said your book is brutally honest and spiritually challenging and that she probably needs something more comforting for this season of her life. She disagreed and said your book is actually helping her face this challenge."
Table of Contents
Part 1—Preparing the Flesh for Death
1 – Our Obsession
2 – Deadly Desire
3 – The Opposition
4 – Dead Man Walking
Part 2—Accepting the Tools God Uses
5 – Embracing Weakness
6 – Enduring Weakness
7 – Counterfeit Suffering
8 – Suffering and Justice
9 – Perspectives on Suffering
10 – Getting Down
11 – Turning Around
Part 3—Walking Empowered by the Spirit
12 – Walking in Truth
13 – Walking in Love
14 – Walking with Gifts
15 – Walking in Prayer
Guidelines for Loving Others
Spiritual Gifts Survey
About the Author
About the Author
Amy Hernandez enjoys a delicious cup of quality coffee—just make sure it’s dark roast and freshly ground. But even more than hot coffee, Amy cherishes investing her life, time, and energy into other people, helping them treasure a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
While attending Emmaus Bible College in the 1980s (where she met her husband Joel), Amy recognized the need for Christians to serve whole-heartedly wherever the Lord led. With their yearning to proclaim Christ, the Lord led Joel and Amy to serve in California, Texas, and then eventually in Guanajuato, Mexico—where they helped teach and encourage believers and churches for eight years. In 2007, Joel, Amy, and their daughter Sarah, returned to the United States. Joel leads the Intercultural Studies Department at Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa.
By being honest and exposing her struggles with the flesh, Amy has helped others let down their own masks. She has discovered that behind the perfect veneer reserved for public viewing, we all share similar stories of defeat—and desire to move beyond that defeat to obtain growth and victory.
Amy is passionate about speaking truth into the lives of younger women. This sometimes takes the form of one-on-one guidance. Other times, Amy helps lead Bible studies for groups of women in the church. Above all, Amy cherishes her favorite book—the Bible. She is eternally grateful for God’s Word which is able to cut through even the toughest, most stubborn heart out there (including her own), and provide practical teaching, instruction, and hope for any who would turn and call on Jesus Christ.
Check Out Amy's Blog at beyonddefeat.org
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At 448 pages and thoroughly updated, the 2016 Assembly Address Book is a great resource for you and your church.
The Address Book section lists many assemblies of Christians throughout the United States and Canada. It is a helpful resource for Christians who travel or relocate, enabling them to conveniently find others who share these beliefs and church practices. This useful resource contains a wealth of information, including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, websites, meeting times, and persons to contact for further information.
For the Commended Workers section, in addition to address, phone, and email information, this section provides commendation listings and ministry details. The list of commended Christian workers is published to encourage prayer and personal contact. Entries are organized by state and alphabetized by last name within each state. An index is also provided for ease of use.
In the newer Camp section, you can find Assembly camp information for each State or Province, along with contact details. The Service Organization section has also been extensively expanded and categorized by ministry activity.
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I call her my Resplendent Bride because I have eyes and ears and for a time she even let me hold her hand.
Yet although her time among us was cut short by cancer, I still feel the afterglow of her resplendence. We were married less than three years. I buried my heart and my wedding ring in St. Louis.
We walked through the shadowlands hand-in-hand until she drew her final breath. She suffered gracefully in a world that does not know what to do with pain.
The Christian faith has always been about death and resurrection, for those twin truths were the reason the Lord Jesus sojourned among us. We have forgotten the old way—we have forgotten how to suffer and die well.
Danielle was my Resplendent Bride, and the church is Christ’s. I invite you to walk through this broken house so that you may know our small part in the divine love story.
As King David said in Psalm 27:13, “. . . I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!” and if not, I know the resurrection fast approaches.
Come, won’t you sit amongst the graves with me, and dream of Resurrection Day?
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An ancient inquirer asked the question, "How then can man be right with God?"What the Bible Teaches, written especially for those with no previous Bible knowledge, simply and distinctly explains the answer to this all-important question.
As you study this course, you will discover what the God of the Bible is like, what separates men and women from God, the value of Christ's death and resurrection, and how you can have a personal relationship with God.
Edition: AK '15
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The Bible pictures losers in many ways—as lost sheep, mug victims, lower class citizens, frauds, and runaway kids, to mention just a few. But the Bible also contains the good news that God has provided a way to have a fresh start in life. Do you feel like you’re a “born loser”? This Bible course will help you learn how you can be born (again) to win!View full product details