The Word is My Life
Friday, December 14, 2018
My Words are life to those that find them . . . . Prov. 4:22

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Guidebook Descriptions

Iris K. Barrett has self-published 23 encouragement guides.  In each encouragement guide, scriptures are presented which clearly reveal God's answers to our most pressing problems.  The cost of these titles is $5.00 each + tax & shipping and can be ordered by calling (828) 327-7848.



Encouragement: Seeking God for Healing reveals how Jesus moves to heal according to our faith.  Let the Word build your faith for healing and divine health.

Encouragement: Overcoming Financial Problems reveals how a man from the Bible made a decision to handle money wisely and saw God move on his behalf.  Let the Word reveal God's plan for your financial prosperity.

Encouragement: Overcoming Loneliness demonstrates how God empowers those who walk alone.  Let His Word prove that He is Immanuel -- God with us.

Encouragement for Your Marriage shows how God blesses when at least one person in marriage will hold to his or her faith in God and act accordingly.  Let God's Word encourage you to hold fast to your faith for the strengthening of your marriage.

Encouragement: Overcoming Job Problems demonstrates God’s blessing to those who do what is wise and correct – even though they are under a difficult taskmaster or are in a difficult situation. Let the Word reveal God's blessings for the righteous; He makes you productive and fruitful regardless of your situation.

Encouragement: Overcoming Unforgiveness reveals how God moved upon a man, greatly wronged, to bless him richly through his forgiving heart.  Let the Word show you the need to forgive and how it benefits you!

Encouragement: Overcoming Anger reveals how God dealt with His own anger and showed mercy to His children in spite of that wrath.  Let the Word help you deal with anger and not commit sin.

Encouragement: Freedom from Addiction reveals how a man from the Bible was bent on self-destruction . . . until Jesus intervened and set him free.  Let the Word help you overcome addiction.

Encouragement: Overcoming Fear reveals how God moved for his people when armies rose up to destroy them and caused them to fear for their lives.  Let the Word encourage you for God has given you power, love, and a sound mind and wants you free from fear.

Encouragement for Your Family demonstrates how God can repair even the worst of familial conflict. Forgiveness is a critical element in these situations.  Let the Word show you God's desires for your family.

Encouragement: Overcoming Depression reveals a servant's willingness to talk with God honestly and God's response to provide relief and comfort.  Let the Word shine light and hope into dark days.

Encouragement: Overcoming Stress reveals God’s presence to help in moments of greatest stress.  Let the Word show you God's desire that you rest, be still, and cast your cares upon Him.

Encouragement: Freedom from Suicidal Thoughts shows God’s ability to encourage and deliver us from our deepest distresses even when we despair of life, as did two men in the Bible.  Let God's Word open your eyes -- Jesus came so that you may live.  Choose life.

Encouragement Through Divorce shows God’s willingness to provide strength despite the disappointment that occurs when relationships are severed.  Let the Word encourage your heart.

Encouragement in Job Loss identifies, in particular, the losses suffered by one person in the Bible and show God’s willingness and ability to restore.  Let the Word encourage your heart that God is in control, and He has the power to restore all.

Encouragement as You Age reveals the account of one man in the Bible who displayed vigor and determination in serving God even in his old age.  He boldly claimed the promises of God merited by his faithfulness.  Let the Word help you as you age and mature.

Encouragement: Comfort in Grief shows God’s intervening hand in the midst of our grief.  Let the Word comfort you; God speaks to you through His Word.

Encouragement for Your Future reveals how an imprisoned man in the Bible trusted God for his future, and God did not disappoint.  Let the Word show you God's plans for you -- to give you a hope and a future.

Encouragement: Making Difficult Decisions reveals how a man in the Bible expressed dependence on God for wisdom to lead others and make decisions. We see God’s loving response.  Let the Word show you the way to wisdom and right decision making.

Encouragement: Freedom from Sexual Abuse reveals one from the Bible who took the ultimate abuse, sought God, and received a great reward.  Let the Word show you how God will exchange abuse and shame for honor and joy.

Encouragement: Overcoming Guilt demonstrates God’s willingness to forgive those who are repentant of sin.  Let the Word lead you into repentance, forgiveness, and freedom.

Encouragement: Freedom from Sexual Addiction reveals God’s response to a repentant heart.  Let the Word set you free from sexual sin.  Yes, it is for freedom that Christ set you free.

Encouragement: Overcoming Rejection reveals how God receives, and moves for, those who are rejected by others.  Let the Word enfold you with God's acceptance of you.



Additional Encouragement Descriptions


The following titles are available for a donation to the ministry of any amount and can be ordered by calling (828) 327-7848.



Wooed, Won, and Then Forsaken deals with the broken heart of a woman.  Many women have been wooed and won by someone and then forsaken by that person.  This writing will uplift the heart.  God can and will bring honor to those who lift their eyes to the hills from where their help comes.


And Yet We Believe deals with the steadfast faith and commitment of the dedicated Christian.  When our days seem cloudy and our path is rocky, we continue to believe.  God will reward us for our unwavering faithfulness to Him.


Speaking with the Power to Change Things deals with key principles that are necessary for Christians to walk in power.  With your life, your faith, and your words aligned, tremendous power is available which is dynamic and life-changing.


My Experience with the Holy Spirit deals with lessons that I have learned from the Holy Spirit as I've launched this ministry.  The more time that is spent in the presence of God, moving forward in the faith, the more the Spirit reveals plans and purposes for your life.


Choose To Be Whole is the latest writing by Iris Barrett. For those who have encountered obstacles to finding wholeness in their lives, this book will help tremendously. Especially targeted to those experiencing physical illness, this book will transform the lives of all who read it. Iris Barrett wrote this book based on physical attacks that came against her own body, and she includes instruction given her by the Spirit of God in how to combat the enemy and walk in wholeness. She shares these powerful strategies clearly and effectively. Christians don’t have to “just live with” everything that happens in their lives. This book will show you how to “Choose to Be Whole”. 


  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.  (Jer. 29:13)