Never Ever be the Same: A New You Starts Today

Never Ever be the Same: A New You Starts Today

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by Kathy Collard Miller, Larry Miller

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Never Ever Be the Same will empower you to look honestly at your motives and break free from the lies that fuel your sinful patterns. We try to figure out why we fail in our words and reactions and even pray for God's help; but before we know it, we've succumbed again to distrusting God and taking it out on other people. But in Never Ever Be the Some, with its


Never Ever Be the Same will empower you to look honestly at your motives and break free from the lies that fuel your sinful patterns. We try to figure out why we fail in our words and reactions and even pray for God's help; but before we know it, we've succumbed again to distrusting God and taking it out on other people. But in Never Ever Be the Some, with its biblical principles, insightful stories, and helpful instruction, you will discover how to unearth the underlying causes o f your sin and learn to trust God more for an inner transformation.

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Abilene Christian University Press
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Never Ever Be the Same: A New You Starts Today 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
DKStevens119 7 months ago
In this book you will find biblical principles and insightful stories. The helpful instruction got me to restart some thinking on some troubling heart problems. Not health but emotional. Repentance, Surrender, and the Process of Growth.. Yes, a new you can start today.. I was gifted a copy from The Book Club Network.
Mama_Cat More than 1 year ago
What an awesome scriptural toolbox for growing in a successful Christian life! Kathy Collard Miller and her husband, Larry Miller have co-authored ‘Never, Ever Be the Same’. One of the best summaries of what the reader will come to understand and grow through is: “The Wound creates a Message of Wrong Beliefs and Distorted Images, resulting in a Vow, creating a Sinful Strategy, and when the Strategy is threatened we become Hooked.” Basically, when we have negative reactions to similar situations, something/ someone from our past has Wounded us enough that we build a coping mechanism. Usually that is a Sinful Strategy that hurts us by keeping us from having an authentic walk with Jesus and hurts those who are witnesses, or recipients, of our behaviors. The authors help the reader by means of scripture and personal examples to identify the reason we do what we do, and show how to let the Lord to heal us. What the authors have learned and share with us, is Repentance, Surrender, and the Process of Growth. It is not a set of special formulas. ‘Never, Ever Be the Same’ is what the Miller’s live every day after taking a sabbatical from ministry to meet with a soul-care provider and work on themselves. They spent countless hours studying, seeking God in prayer, and seeking His loving correction. They demonstrate the Biblical path to freedom to live a life of obedience and holiness before God. They will look at their distorted responses to situations for the rest of their lives. I believe the Lord has gifted them with a way of life that they share here, and I believe that this way of life, being according to Scripture, can help countless Christians. For those of us who are addicted to any person or substance, or were abused or neglected, this is the gift of a God-pleasing way to understand our behaviors. As a veteran of twelve-step groups and one who has struggled with why I do what I do, I wish I had this book in hand several years ago! I could immediately identify with “Sucking Mud from the Cistern of Ungodliness” rather than the pure, living waters of the Holy Spirit, and knew this is a book the Lord wanted me to use. I studied several chapters, used some as a daily devotional, and will finish studying it because I believe it works. This reader is tired of going to the Lord with the same old laundry list of sins, and wants to pursue holiness rather than perceived happiness. Sometimes I now look for the motive and the initial Wound that I used to justify the Vow that resulted in the Strategy that I hoped would work to protect myself from ‘something’. Identify the Wrong Beliefs and Distorted Images, especially those that led me to run from the Lord and bury the childhood faith that would have sustained me had I understood how to seek the Lord consistently. This study is a keeper, to be read, studied, re-read, and loaned to others. I highly recommend ‘Never Ever be the Same’ to Christians who want to work through their challenges into a healthy, trusting walk with God and other people of faith, and to those in twelve step groups who want to know why they do what they do and how to stop doing them in a tested and tried scriptural approach to wholeness. It is absolutely worth the read, and the study. With a grateful heart, I received a copy of this book through the “For Readers Only” group at The Book Fun Club in exchange for an honest review; I rec'd no other compensation.
dhiggins4 More than 1 year ago
"Never Ever Be the Same" is an excellent book. This is not one of your heavy, hard-to-read study books. The authors have written in such a way that it is very easy to read and apply to your life. There are also stories woven throughout the book to keep your attention. This book centers around your motives and why sometimes we act in a sinful way. We always say we're going to change but that rarely happens. Larry and Kathy Miller show us how different experiences and ways we learned as a child could be making us act and react a certain way. They show us how we can change those life experiences into acting and reacting in a way that is pleasing to God. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone. This is a must-read to keep handy. I also plan on reading it more depth later on. I received this book from bookfun for my honest opinion.
Cheri5 More than 1 year ago
Never Ever the Same Again by Kathy and Larry Miller was a great book. They used Scripture, personal stories, and other’s stories as well as Biblical principles to encourage men and women to stop letting the past dictate the present and future. Enjoyable, teaching, encouraging book - great for Bible studies, personal devotions, and Book clubs. I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
StephBeth More than 1 year ago
The openness, honesty, and vulnerability exhibited by the authors is an inspiration. "Never Ever Be the Same" must be read slowly, prayerfully, and thoughtfully. Readers should be prepared to be challenged and changed. They should also be prepared to understand themselves like never before. Whether you are new to the Christian faith or have been a believer for decades, this qualifies as a Must Read. Indeed, you will never ever be the same.
Pam_F More than 1 year ago
This booked WOWS me. It is very well written and practical. It tackles many issues that all of us have and then helps you grow. True to the title, this is a life-altering book. Most of us spend so much of our lives trying to figure it out that we miss out on life. This book helps to shorten that growth period. It is written with wisdom and honesty. Never Ever Be the Same is a great choice for personal study as well as for small groups. I am impressed with the quality and value it gives. I highly recommend this book.
TracyHanson More than 1 year ago
"Larry and Kathy Miller's vulnerability and wisdom invites readers to enter into the deeper places of their own stories to experience freedom and redemption in Jesus Christ. This book offers wonderful insight and application to how our past harm(s) impact our present reality and how Jesus offers us something better."
DFess More than 1 year ago
Finally, a book that interprets my neurotic tendencies from a biblical perspective and calls me to new freedom in Christ! Never Ever Be the Same will help you get your head straight and put you back on the path to spiritual maturity.