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Glorious weakness: discovering God in all we lack

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248.86 JOY,ALIA
As a girl, Alia Joy came face to face with weakness, poverty, and loss in ways that made her doubt God was good. There were times when it felt as if God had abandoned her. What she didn't realize then was that God was always there, calling her to abandon herself. In this deeply personal exploration of what it means to be "poor in spirit," Joy challenges our cultural proclivity to "pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps." She calls on readers to embrace true vulnerability and authenticity with God and with one another, showing how weakness does not disqualify us from inclusion in the kingdom of God--instead, it is our very invitation to enter in. Anyone who has struggled with feeling inadequate, disillusioned, or just too broken will find hope. This message is an antidote to despair, helping readers reclaim the ways God is good, even when life is anything but.
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Grand Rapids : Baker Publishing Group, 2019.
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230 pages ; 22 cm.
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9780801093340, 0801093341


Includes bibliographical references.
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Joy, A. (2019). Glorious weakness: discovering God in all we lack. Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Group.

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Joy, Alia, 1978-. 2019. Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack. Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Group.

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Joy, Alia, 1978-, Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack. Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Group, 2019.

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Joy, Alia. Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack. Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Group, 2019. Print.

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