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We often believe things about ourselves that do not line up with God's truth. We think our worth is based on performance or possessions, that we have to be perfect to be loved, or that we're too ordinary to be used by God. Deeper tears down these lies and teaches women to replace them with four truths from Psalm 139--God knows me, he protects me, he made me, he values me.
Using compelling narrative and Scripture, Deeper helps women transform their lives by trusting in the ...
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Overview

We often believe things about ourselves that do not line up with God's truth. We think our worth is based on performance or possessions, that we have to be perfect to be loved, or that we're too ordinary to be used by God. Deeper tears down these lies and teaches women to replace them with four truths from Psalm 139--God knows me, he protects me, he made me, he values me.
Using compelling narrative and Scripture, Deeper helps women transform their lives by trusting in the reality of God's love. Instead of striving for perfection and worth, readers can rest in the truth that they are his.
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Alsdorf, founder of Design4Living Conferences, passionately counsels, speaks to and writes for evangelical women. Here, she calls them to live beyond what she terms "Christianity Lite" or "the Stepford Woman reality" in order to experience God's deeper truth where "theology matches reality." Alsdorf tells readers of her status as a pastor's wife, then an unwilling divorced mother of two, and how she lost herself amid the shock and pain. Even after remarrying, when Alsdorf should have been happy, depression clung to her tenaciously. When a poor physical reaction meant she was not a good candidate for prescription medication for her depression, she learned to access God's powerful promises by hourly studying Psalm 139. As its truth permeated her heart and mind, she found freedom from fear and self-rejection and learned to redefine her life by mindfully internalizing her position as God's child, her passion to share Jesus' love and her purpose for serving him. Alsdorf's candor is refreshing, as is her confidence in meditating upon biblical principles and promises for lasting inner change. She skillfully takes readers by the hand and journeys with them from valleys of crippling pain and disappointment to revolutionary transformation for women of faith. (Feb.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800732158
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 986,862
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Debbie Alsdorf holds Design4Living Conferences and speaks with Hearts at Home. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and is director of women's ministries at Cornerstone Fellowship, where her Bible study is attended by 700 women every week. Alsdorf lives in Livermore, California.

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Debbie Alsdorf is a popular speaker and author and the Director of Women's Ministries at Cornerstone Fellowship in Livermore, California. Debbie's weekly Bible studies are attended by hundreds of women who are eager to discover how to deepen their walk with God. In addition, as the founder of Design4Living Ministries, Debbie also leads conferences and retreats that equip and encourage women in their faith. She and her husband Ray have raised a blended family of four adult children, and they currently live with two dogs and one cat.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     11
Introduction: The Beginning of Something Deeper     13
Dancing with Angels: A Mother's Last Words to Her Daughter     17
Getting Real with God: Moving Beyond Myself in Order to Find Myself in Him
Believing I'm Not Enough: The Painful Trap of Old Messages     29
No More Hiding: When Love Whispers My Name     47
His: Embracing the Truth of Who I Am     65
Getting Back to Basics: Moving Toward Core Truths That Are Essential for Life Change
Transformed by Truth: Set Free by a New Reality     83
God Knows Me: I Can Learn to Relax and Let Go     97
God Protects Me: I Can Have Faith Instead of Fear     111
God Made Me: I Am Significant Because He Says So     127
God Values Me: I Am Treasured, Cherished, and Loved     141
Getting Reset for Living Rillerently: Moving to the Heartbeat of God in the Rhythm of Ordinary Life
Choosing a New Direction: Attitude Determines the Music of the Heart     163
Choosing a Life of Dependence: We Can't Control the Length, Only the Depth     181
Choosing to Make Each Day Count: Becoming the Everyday Vessel     197
Notes     215
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  • Posted July 30, 2013

    On July 19 and 20, 2013, I had the privilege to hear Debbie Alsd

    On July 19 and 20, 2013, I had the privilege to hear Debbie Alsdorf speak at our Write to Inspire Conference in Rancho Cordova, CA. She's got to be one of the most inspirational speakers I have ever heard, and I was so blessed by her presentation. I wish you could have been there.

    But maybe you sorta can. A lot of what she spoke on is in Deeper. Although principally aimed at women, men could also benefit from the teachings in this beautiful book. Each chapter is a separate story and teaching with handy questions at the end that could even make this a delightful Bible study! I think you will walk away from this teaching walking closer with our wonderful Lord!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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