Grace Rehab: The Power of Labeling Yourself the Way God Labels You (Endurant Press, 2015).
You’re stupid. Ugly. Too short, tall, skinny, fat, dark, light, or slow. You’ll never amount to much. You don’t measure up. You’re not good enough. I don’t want you. Failure. Damaged goods. Loser.
There are as many labels as there are abusive parents, schoolyard bullies, mean girls, and self-righteous preachers to slap them on you. The two most important labels in your life are how you label yourself, and how you label God. These labels create self-fulfilling prophecies. They determi
e how you relate to yourself, to others, and to God. The good news is that God stands ready to peel away a lifetime of demeaning labels. He wants to label you the exact same way he labels Jesus:
Beautiful. Accepted Beloved. Righteous. Powerful. Good.
In GRACE REHAB, Bill Giovannetti guides you through a total transformation of your inner labels. With humor and insight, he explores Seventeen Riches in Christ to help you shed your self-defeating labels and embrace with confidence the joyful person you were meant to be.
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Grace Intervention: Understanding God’s Beautiful Gift of Grace (Barbour Publishing/Shiloh Run, 2014).
Legalism is the biggest string of snot the devil ever sneezed on the church. And it didn’t go away when Christians started dancing. In Grace Intervention, I try to root out the legalism hunkered down inside the church. What is grace, really? How is a person saved? What if you mess up after you’re saved; can you lose your salvation? How is yesterday’s legalism different from today’s? How is grace not a license to sin? But so what if it is? The only way to teach grace is to scandalize the hearer; to agitate the legalist. Here you go.
Nobody in the Bible ever got grace without a whack upside the head, or a kick in the seat of the pants — without an intervention. Here’s yours.
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Secrets to a Happy Life (Bethany House Publishers) (available spring, 2013)
Movie stars, sports celebrities, and runway models prove every day that money can’t buy happiness. Neither can sex, power, or beauty. Deep satisfaction eludes most seekers – even sincere Christ-followers – like a butterfly eludes a toddler. Is there a sure way to lay hold of the rare jewel of deep happness?
An ancient story unlocks the secrets. Whether fate lifted him to the pinnacle of power or crushed him to the depths of adversity, a man named Joseph demonstrated an unshakeable calm and an unquenchable tenacity.
Why? What made him different? Why didn’t he get disgusted with God and bitter at life? Where did he find his joy?
Joseph didn’t find his strength in religious clichés, self-help motivational speeches, or white-knuckled humanistic striving. He sank deep roots into the bedrock of God’s nature and discovered a happiness that nobody could steal. The secrets of his contentment will work in your life today. This book shows how.
Four Letter Words (Endurant Press)
From seasoned professor and pastor, Bill Giovannetti, Four Letter Words shines a fresh light on the Bible’s most troubling topics. Whether you’re a pastor, layperson, student, parent or grandparent, this book equips you to defend your faith in an increasingly intolerant culture. You’ll know WHAT you believe. You’ll know WHY you believe. And you’ll know what to say when you don’t know what to say.
The book’s message is especially important for younger Christians in (or going into) college.
A discussion/study guide (included) makes Four Letter Words especially helpful for small groups and personal reflection.
A companion website offers even more resources.
There are so many tough questions Christians are called upon to answer. Why doesn’t God wipe out all evil and suffering in the world? How could a loving God send people to Hell? Who are you to tell me what s right and wrong? In Four Letter Words, Giovannetti helps Christians navigate these and other touchy subjects with the plain truth of the Bible discussed in a way that makes sense to the current generation. I highly recommend this book to all who want to be ready to answer questions about the Christian faith. –Dr. Ken Cleaver, Chair, Department of Theology, School of Religion, Liberty University
How to Keep Your Inner Mess from Trashing Your Outer World (Monarch Press/Kregel Publications)
If you’ve ever worried about your dark side, here’s the book for you. You’ll find clear steps…
–To tame the motley crew within: your Inner Control Freak, Liar, Brat, and Manipulator…
–To hit the W.W.J.D. target more times than you miss it…
–To form satisfying relationships and a healthy family life…
–To succeed inside so you can you succeed in the marketplace, at school, or at home…
–To rein in the creepy forces that sabotage your joy…
–To understand Jesus and the life he offers…
–To get off the legalistic treadmill of duty, guilt, and shame!
It’s time to rummage through the world of your Inner Mess. All our spiritual malfunctions spill out from a single debris-pile called the flesh. Few Christians know how to handle this raucous force within. The more we fight it, the worse we fail. You can change that today. How to Keep Your Inner Mess From Trashing Your Outer World gives new hope and fresh insight to draw on the incredible resources God has provided. In a rare blend of real-life theology and quick-witted humor, this book helps any reader find the peace and happiness God created you for.
I’ve also got chapters in…
The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching, Haddon Robinson, ed. On Amazon.
Empowering Your Church Through Creativity and Change, Marshall Shelley, ed. on Amazon.
I’ll be included in…
Daily Guideposts, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
Make Daily Guideposts a part of your daily devotional practice and you will become part of a remarkable family of readers and writers brought together by a common faith and united by heartfelt prayer. You’ll keep up with your favorite authors as they share the struggles, life lessons and miracles they’ve encountered this past year. Gain inspiration from long-time writers like Marion Bond West, Debbie Macomber and Edward Grinnan, plus more than 50 other writers!
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