Books

All of these books can be purchased from this site or by sending a check for the price of the book or books to:

Brenda Poinsett
406 Edgewood Road
Union, Missouri 63084

Some of the books can be purchased through Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Christianbook.com, LifeWaystores.com, Family Christian Stores, WMUStore.com, Booksamillion.com, Parable.com, and CBA Stores.

He Said What?!: Jesus’ Amazing Words to Women

He Said What?!Turning the spotlight on Jesus Christ and His words, He Said What?! artfully places you in the midst of powerful and meaningful conversations Jesus had with women. Discover His words’ incredible meaning for women today. Allow His values and desires to restore order to your life. Experience new understanding and gain insight for living as you hear Him speak to you. An in-depth and reflective look at Christ’s words will have you saying, “Guess what He said to me!”

Available February 2, 2015

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Not My Will: Finding Peace with Things You Can’t Change

Many Christians don’t like to talk about things that are unchangeable. We’re positive people, ever optimistic about the future. But if we are honest, some of us wrestle with things we can’t change but wish we could. How do we prayerfully deal with unchangeables and find peace? Jesus’ prayer life shows us how. If we walk with Jesus from His baptism to the cross as outlined in Not My Will, we’ll gain insight, inspiration and guidance for coming to terms with things we can’t change.

Jesus said, “He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12b).  When we walk with Jesus, He will light up our path, show us how to cope, and restore our hope. He’ll help us make peace with what we can’t change.

Price: $12.00

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Holiday Living: Using Year-round Celebrations to Build Faith and Family

Consciously or unconsciously, we peg our lives around holidays. They are a part of the rhythm of life. We can make the most of these holidays by turning them into holy days, with an emphasis on God, on what pleases Him, on our faith, and on our values.

The challenge for families is finding ways to do this. Already busy with work, child care and numerous other responsibilities, it is hard to be ready for the next holiday let alone think of spiritual ways to celebrate. Here’s where Holiday Living can help. This book focuses on 19 special days observed in the United States. A chapter is devoted to each one giving some background information and then giving ideas for putting the holy into holidays. With a variety of ideas, each family can choose what best suits their situation.

Using the ideas in Holiday Living, your holidays can be occasions for connecting with God and building faith plus providing enjoyable, memorable times for your family. It can be an indispensable guide for putting the holy into holidays so they can be special, set apart days for instruction and worship just as the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Ingathering were for God’s Chosen People.

Price: $12.00


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Unwrapping Martha’s Joy: Creating a Mary Christmas in Your Heart and Home

My friends say with a name like Poinsett (almost a flower!), I’m a natural for celebrating Christmas, and indeed I am. I love to have people in my home to celebrate Jesus’ birth, but this is not to say, I don’t get frustrated at times. In this way I’m like Martha—the woman in the Bible who invited Jesus into her home and then got upset by all the work she had to do. Yes, I’m an imperfect host but I’ve learned imperfection doesn’t stand in the way of having a “Mary” Christmas. That’s why I wrote Unwrapping Martha’s Joy: Creating a Mary Christmas in Your Heart and Home.

In this book, I write about Christmas from a homemaker’s point of view. I know, I know, not many women refer to themselves as homemakers these days, but I do. My home is an extension of who I am. If my kitchen is in disarray, then I’m in disarray!

I like to invite others into my home especially at Christmas, and I want Jesus to be present too. I want both a Martha (company’s coming!) and a Mary Christmas. Mary was Martha’s sister who got to sit at Jesus’ feet and learn from him. I want to see him and to experience him, and this book reflects on some of my experiences. The reflections will assure you that you don’t have to be perfect to have a Mary Christmas.

Here’s what Page, a woman who lives in Kentucky, said about Unwrapping Martha’s Joy: “It is super relevant to all women whether they are working, working at home, retired or anticipating a new season of life. It is so easy to get wrapped up in our “real life” and miss what God is doing right around us. I loved the illustrations from Brenda’s ‘real life’ that allowed me to hurt with her and others as well as rejoice in all God was and is doing. As a “party girl” like Brenda, I praise God that He reveals Himself to plain ole girls seeking Him.”

Page connects with me because we’re both “party girls” and “plain ole girls.” Yes, we’re both homemakers who like to entertain, and we both make sure we invite Jesus to join our celebrations.

Price: $15





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The Friendship Factor: Why Women Need Other Women

The Friendship Factor
If a woman wants to understand herself better, or understand other women, if she wants to relate to them, minister to them and with them—and receive from them!—then she’ll want to understand the power of conversation in women’s lives which is what this book is about. Throughout the adult woman’s life span—the exploratory years, the young adult years, the middle years, and the later years, the power of conversation is a sustaining force.

Price: $15





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Miracle on 25th Street: A 25 Day Christmas Activity for Children

Miracle on 25th Street: A 25 Day Christmas Activity for Children
Christmas is for celebrating Jesus’ birthday. When you think about Jesus, who he was, and what he did, there is much to celebrate, and this booklet gives children and families a way to do this. It has 25 daily devotionals to be read during the December days before Christmas. Each devotional has a symbol to go with it. The symbols are pictured in the book. They may be colored or used as a pattern for making ornaments for a Christmas tree.

Price: $4




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Wonder Women of the Bible: Heroes of Yesterday Who Inspire Us Today

Wonder Women of the Bible: Heroes of Yesterday Who Inspire Us Today

This book was written for women who are encountering some life challenges that call for courage, tenacity, or perseverance. They need some role models to show them how to respond to problems or to encourage them to hang tough in their stress-filled lives. If they have ever doubted their ability, lacked courage, or felt undervalued, overlooked, or limited in what they can do, then they can take heart from the wonder women of the Bible. Each wonder woman’s story will encourage and empower them.

Price: $15

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When Saints Sing the Blues: Understanding Depression through the Lives of Job, Naomi, Paul and Others

When Saints Sing the Blues: Understanding Depression through the Lives of Job, Naomi, Paul and Others

There’s no valley of depression so deep that God cannot bring gain out of it, but people may not know this unless they look at the lives of biblical characters who struggled with depression. Walk with eleven biblical characters through their valleys of darkness, and see what kind of growth and gain is possible. You’ll be encouraged to discover people can march again—and even more strongly than they once did—after being depressed.

Price: $13.00




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Can Martha Have a Mary Christmas: Untangling Expectations and Truly Experiencing Jesus

Can Martha Have a Mary Christmas: Untangling Expectations and Truly Experiencing Jesus
December could be called the “the most Martha time of year.” In this stressful season, women are tempted to lose their cool like Martha in the Bible. She became upset over all she had to do while her sister Mary was able to have time with Jesus. Brenda, a self-proclaimed Martha, sometimes found herself in the same dilemma. She became entangled in the stress of preparing for Christmas when what she really wanted was to experience Jesus. In this book of 25 reflections, she shares what she’s learned about how to have a more spiritually satisfying Christmas, one she calls a “MARY” Christmas.

Price: $10

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Reaching Heaven: Discovering the Cornerstones of Jesus’ Prayer Life

Reaching Heaven: Discovering the Cornerstones of Jesus’ Prayer Life
This book will take you on an exciting adventure of learning to pray in a way that you’ll reach heaven. Jesus knew perfectly the heart and mind of God so following His example will help you experience some of heaven on earth. You can do this by making the four cornerstones of His prayer life touchstones in your life.

Price: $13

Also available is the Study Guide for Reaching Heaven as found on Scribd.com.

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Celebrations That Touch the Heart: Creative Ideas to Make Your Holidays and Special Events Meaningful

Celebrations That Touch the Heart: Creative Ideas to Make Your Holidays and Special Events Meaningful
People want their celebrations to be meaningful times in which we can affirm those we love, recognize God’s graciousness, and still have an enjoyable time. However, most people don’t even try to achieve this dream, either because they’re afraid they won’t succeed or because they don’t have time to plan focused activities. But with this book, planning meaningful, faith-filled celebrations has never been easier! It is full of simple, affordable, and enjoyable activities that will keep your celebrations fresh, alive and meaningful.

Price: $15




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What Will I Do with the Rest of My Life: A Woman’s Guide to Discovering Peace, Power and Purpose after 40

What Will I Do with the Rest of My Life: A Woman’s Guide to Discovering Peace, Power and Purpose after 40
Wrinkles may come and gray hairs appear, but spiritual growth never has to end. A woman’s spiritual being can thrive if she is willing to tackle the questions common to women in their forties, fifties and sixties. Through this book, she can find answers to her questions and partner with God to build a vision for her future. She can discover the power, peace, and purpose that’s available to women over 40.

Price: $12

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