We all have friendships. Some fill us up and others suck the life out of us. Is there any hope for those “extra grace required” relationships that eat away at our joy?
My friend Mary DeMuth reveals the seven deadly friends you’re likely to encounter in her new book The Seven Deadly Friendships. Through wit and wisdom, she will equip you with the tools you need to effectively deal with those difficult relationships and show you how to become a better friend in the process.
About the Book: There’s something wrong with your friendship, but you can’t figure out why. Is everything in your head? Unfortunately, toxic friendships happen to everyone, but we seldom identify the underlying issues while we battle confusion or the friendship breaks up.
Maybe you’re left bewildered in the friendship’s wake, paralyzed to move forward.
After wading through several difficult friendships, Mary DeMuth reveals the seven different types of toxic relationships and empowers you to identify the messiest relationships causing you the greatest anguish.
Face the reality of your broken relationship, and unearth exactly what went wrong.
Discover why you may attract toxic people.
Heal from broken relational patterns so you can choose safer friends.
Evaluate when it’s time to press into a friendship or let it go.
You’ll gain a new relationship with Jesus as you trust him to be your confidant, healer, and life-giving friend.
About the Author: Mary DeMuth is a writer and speaker who loves to help people live re-storied lives. Author of more than 30 Christian living books. Mary speaks around the country and the world and is the host of the popular daily podcast Pray Every Day, where she prays for you every day of the year. She is the wife of Patrick and the mom of three adult children, currently living in Texas.
Media controls the world. What we read on the web, hear on radio and podcasts, or see on television and streaming video, shapes the way we think. If you have a message that needs to be heard, Jill Osborn is here to help you understand how the media works.
About the Book:Accessing the Media takes the reader behind the scenes to understand how best to work with press to get publicity. Perfect for politicians, business leaders, lobbyists, and media junkies, this reference provides an insider’s look at how the modern newsroom works, detailing the different roles of reporters, editors, and producers. Readers will learn how to forge relationships with media personnel in television, radio, print, and the web to craft the press coverage they want.
Award-winning journalist Jill Osborn exposes the three strategic steps that must be used to gain favorable coverage with the media at just the right time. She gives you the inside scoop on how to think like a national or local journalist so you can control the headlines. And she even provides sample press releases to help shape your message. When reading Accessing the Media, you will have a personal media consultant without the cost of hiring one.
Whether you are running for office, looking to improve visibility for your business, or simply want a deeper understanding of what you see and read in the news, Accessing the Media is the perfect guide to getting your story out to the world.
About the Author: Jill Osborn is an award-winning columnist and political correspondent. She worked in a congressional office on Capitol Hill and for a top DC lobbying firm and went on to be a contributor at FOX News. Jill lives with her husband and children in North Carolina.
Workflows – Step-by-step Bible study instructions: Choose the type of study you want to do—like basic Bible study or sermon prep—and Logos 8 walks you through each step, linking you to the right books and tools along the way. You can even create a custom workflow based on your own Bible study method.
Home Page – A central dashboard for studying the Bible: The new Home Page gives you a single place to launch reading plans, video courses, or books and tools you use every day. Just drag, drop, or delete to organize.
Theology Guide – An easy, eye-opening way to explore theology: Look up any theological topic and get a quick summary written by experts. Then explore related concepts with a few clicks. Studying Genesis 3? Look up “original sin” to see how theologians and traditions throughout history have understood the doctrine.
Canvas – An intuitive new way to work the text – Circle. Highlight. Underline. Make connections. You can even rearrange a passage to show logic and emphasis. Then, share your creation in just a few clicks. In Logos 8, the Word is your canvas.
Docs – The new Docs: Share your expertise, learn from others – The documents you’ve made in Logos are now easier to find: sermons, clippings, passage lists, word lists, search queries, and much more. And with Public Docs, it’s easy to share what you’ve made and tap into a brain trust of fellow Bible enthusiasts.
About Adam Borries: Adam Borries serves as Logos Bible Software desktop Product Manager at Faithlife in Bellingham, WA.
Whether you’ve been hustling and grinding at the influencer game for several years or you’re brand new to the scene, you no doubt have questions. The hard part is finding somebody competent to answer them.
I’m so excited for you to meet influencer marketing pioneer Brittany Hennessy. She shares actionable solutions for the challenges you’re facing right now, so you can break your platform through to the next level and sustain it for years to come.
About the Book: If you’ve ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and thought, I wear clothes, eat avocado toast and like sunsets, why can’t someone pay me to live my best life? this book is for you.
Every one of your favorite influencers started with zero followers and had to make a lot of mistakes to get where they are today—earning more money each year than their parents made in the last decade. But to become a top creator, you need to understand the strategies behind the Insta-ready lifestyle.
As nightlife blogger, then social media strategist, and now Senior Director of Influencer Strategy and Talent Partnerships at Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Brittany Hennessy has seen the role of influencers evolve and expand into something that few could have imagined when social media first emerged. She has unrivaled insight into where the branded content industry was, where it is, and where it’s going. In this book she’ll reveal how to:
Build an audience and keep them engaged
Package your brand and pitch your favorite companies
Monetize your influence and figure out how much to charge
Plus tips on:
Landing an agent
Getting on the radar of your favorite sites
Praising a brand without alienating their competitors
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re ready for bigger campaigns, Hennessy guides you through core influencer principles. From creating content worth double tapping and using hashtags to get discovered to understanding FTC rules and delivering metrics, she’ll show you how to elevate your profile, embrace your edge, and make money—all while doing what you love.
A pioneer in the influencer marketing industry, she lends her expertise to brands, small businesses, and influencers as a consultant.
Brittany is the former Senior Director, Influencer Strategy & Talent Partnerships at Hearst Magazines Digital Media and the first person to hold that title. She is also a member of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts and Sciences where she judges the annual Shorty Awards and the Shorty Social Good Awards.
Brittany is an active member of New York Women In Communications, Inc. and has served on the board of directors as Vice-President of Scholarship & Awards and Vice-President of Student Affairs.
I’ve been so eager to share my conversation with former US Navy SEAL, New York Times bestselling author, and entrepreneur Brandon Webb! His new book Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’s Guide is on my list of the top 5 books that have impacted me most in 2018. It’s truly a must read!
About the Book: Brandon Webb has run life-threatening missions in the world’s worst trouble spots, whether that meant jumping out of airplanes, taking down hostile ships on the open sea, or rolling prisoners in the dead of night in the mountains of Afghanistan. As a Navy SEAL, he learned how to manage the natural impulse to panic in the face of terrifying situations. As media CEO and national television commentator, he has learned how to apply those same skills in civilian life.
Drawing on his experiences in combat and business, along with colorful anecdotes from his vast network of super-achiever friends from astronauts to billionaires, Webb shows how people from all walks of life can stretch and transcend their boundaries and learn to use their fears as fuel to achieve more than they ever thought possible. “Fear can be a set of manacles, holding you prisoner,” writes Webb. “Or it can be a slingshot, catapulting you on to greatness.”
The key, says Webb, is not to fight fear or try to beat it back, but to embrace and harness it. In the process, rather than being your adversary, your fear becomes a secret weapon that allows you to triumph in even the most adverse situations. In Mastering Fear, Webb and his bestselling coauthor John David Mann break this transformation down into five practical steps, creating a must-read manual for anyone looking for greater courage and mastery in their lives.
About the Book:Whether you recognize it or not, you’re at war with yourself. There’s anxiety. Selfishness. Self-sabotaging tendencies. Narcissism. The black dog of depression. The inability to do the great things you long to do because you spend so many hours mindlessly drifting through the internet.
It is war, but all is not lost. You can win—if you choose to engage.
In I Declare War, Levi Lusko candidly shares about his struggles with moodiness, bullying, suicidal thoughts, night terrors, and difficulty managing himself. He identifies four weapons you have at your disposal—thoughts, words, behaviors, and power—and illustrates how to use them to achieve ongoing victory. These practical tools from God’s Word will help you learn to
retaliate against your anxiety by filling your heart with truth and making it inhospitable to terror
stop being victimized by your bad behaviors and become the victor you were born to be
overcome self-imposed isolation by learning to think right so you can live right
spare your family unnecessary heartache by confronting your dysfunction so they don’t have to
It’s time to stop being your own worst enemy. Declare war and become the person, the spouse, the parent, and the leader God intended you to be.
About the Author: Levi Lusko is the author of the bestselling books Through the Eyes of a Lion and Swipe Right. He is also the lead pastor of Fresh Life Church – a multisite church located in Montana, Utah, Oregon, and Wyoming that he and his wife Jennie pioneered in 2007. Levi travels around the world speaking about Jesus. He takes pleasure in small things, such as black coffee, new shoes, fast Internet, and falling asleep in the sun. He and his wife have one son: Lennox, and four daughters: Alivia, Daisy, Clover, and Lenya, who is in heaven. His new book I Declare War is available now.