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Overview Thomas shares with readers how a shift in her thinking has led her to understand that God does not require perfection, but rather our gracious obedience. She explains how in his eyes, our lives--complete with mistakes, blemishes, and imperfections--are "a beautiful offering."
For many years Angela Thomas thought of the Beatitudes as a list of "Gotta Be's," as in: "Gotta be" meek. "Gotta be" merciful. And when she compared her life to the standard they set, she always felt that she came up short. But through God's great mercy, she has come to see this passage instead as a roster of "When You Are's." "When you are" meek, there is a spiritual inheritance. "When you are" merciful, you will be shown mercy.
This shift in thinking has led Thomas to understand that God does not require perfection, but rather our gracious obedience. In His eyes, our lives-complete with mistakes, blemishes, and imperfections-are "A Beautiful Offering."
A Beautiful Offering - Returning God's Love with Your Life
By Angela Thomas
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date May 2, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785288260 ISBN13 9780785288268
Availability 0 units.
More About Angela Thomas
Angela Thomas is a sought-after speaker, teacher, and bestselling author of Do You Think I'm Beautiful?, My Single Mom Life, Prayers for My Baby Boy, and Prayers for My Baby Girl. She inspires thousands at national conferences, workshops, and through video studies that she filmed and wrote including Brave: Honest Questions Women Ask. www.angelathomas.com
Julie Johnson built a reputation for quality and creative innovation as a photographer. Since establishing her business in 2001, her award-winning work has grown to include studio and on-site portraiture, wedding photojournalism, and four published books, Welcome to Our Table, Prayers for My Baby Girl, Prayers for My Baby Boy, and Southern Teatime Pleasures.
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Angela Thomas is a gift from God! Oct 11, 2006
I have participated in the bible study that follows this book. I am ordering the book and can't wait to dive in! Her book is written in such a manner that you can't help but be drawn into the passages! It is as if your best friend and you are chatting about your relationship with God. She also writes in a manner that isn't making you feel bad about where you are in your spiritual path. She makes her point in such a way you have a "aha!" moment over and over. It is a must read for anyone that is just beginning their spiritual path as well as those that have been on the path for years! This bible study touched my life in a way that I will be changed forever!
She bought 12 Jul 5, 2006
My Wife really loves this book. She bought 12 for her friends.
A Beautiful Offering: Returning God's Love with Your Life Feb 23, 2006
Angela Thomas' writing is honest, transparent and real. This book touched my heart very deeply. The first reading of it was not enough I had to go back two more times. Angela made a couple of points that dramatically affected my walk with God. She wrote about God knowing that "it is just me, and all my human limitations, that he knew I needed a Savior" and how he supplies "His net of grace to catch us when we fall" - which we will. This is a book that will always be on my book shelf ever ready to be devoured again. Thank you Angela Thomas.