50 Simple Questions for Every Christian

50 Simple Questions for Every Christian
Author: Guy P. Harrison
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2013-03-19
ISBN 10: 1616147288
ISBN 13: 9781616147280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Simple Questions for Every Christian Book Review:

Written in a respectful and conversational style, this unique book is designed to promote constructive dialogue and foster mutual understanding between Christians and non-Christians. The author, a skeptic and journalist, asks basic questions about Christian belief. What is the born-again experience? Why would God want to sacrifice his only son for the world? Do miracles really happen? How reliable is the Bible? What is the rapture? Why isn't everyone a Christian? Each question is followed by commentary and analysis that is skeptical and tough but never argumentative or condescending. Christians will find the book useful as a basis for developing their apologetics, while skeptics will welcome Harrison's probing rational analysis of religious claims.

50 Simple Questions for Every Christian

50 Simple Questions for Every Christian
Author: Guy P. Harrison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 161614727X
ISBN 13: 9781616147273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Simple Questions for Every Christian Book Review:

A friendly and conversational inquiry from a skeptic about basic Christian belief. Designed to promote constructive dialogue, Christians will find the book useful as a basis for developing their apologetics, while skeptics will welcome Harrisons probing rational analysis of religious claims.

Christian Beliefs

Christian Beliefs
Author: Wayne A. Grudem
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 031032209X
ISBN 13: 9780310322092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Beliefs Book Review:

Christian Essentials Made Plain and Simple God doesn’t call every Christian to go off to seminary, but there are certain matters of doctrine—that is, the church’s teaching—that every Christian simply must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. If you’re a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if you’re a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you. This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning book on systematic theology, prized by pastors and teachers everywhere. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology for the average layperson and made them both clear and applicable to life. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion. These truly are twenty basic beliefs that every Christian should know. Wayne Grudem is a master teacher with the ability to explain profound truths in simple language. He is a man of deep conviction and theological passion—and those who read this book will be both educated and encouraged in the faith. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky Based on Systematic Theology, this summary will certainly help beginners with Christ to get the hang of their faith. J. I. Packer, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia As Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology contracts into a compact book, I do not lose my enthusiasm for the truth he loves and the clarity of his words. John Piper, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God

50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God
Author: Guy P. Harrison
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2009-09-18
ISBN 10: 1615920048
ISBN 13: 9781615920044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God Book Review:

Many books that challenge religious belief from a skeptical point of view take a combative tone that is almost guaranteed to alienate believers or they present complex philosophical or scientific arguments that fail to reach the average reader. This is undoubtably an ineffective way of encouraging people to develop critical thinking about religion. This unique approach to skepticism presents fifty commonly heard reasons people often give for believing in a God and then raises legitimate questions regarding these reasons, showing in each case that there is much room for doubt. Whether you're a believer, a complete skeptic, or somewhere in between, you'll find this review of traditional and more recent arguments for the existence of God refreshing, approachable, and enlightening. From religion as the foundation of morality to the authority of sacred books, the compelling religious testimony of influential people, near-death experiences, arguments from Intelligent Design, and much more, Harrison respectfully describes each rationale for belief and then politely shows the deficiencies that any good skeptic would point out. As a journalist who has traveled widely and interviewed many highly accomplished people, quite a number of whom are believers, the author appreciates the variety of belief and the ways in which people seek to make religion compatible with scientific thought. Nonetheless, he shows that, despite the prevalence of belief in God or religious belief in intelligent people, in the end there are no unassailable reasons for believing in a God. For skeptics looking for appealing ways to approach their believing friends or believers who are not afraid to consider a skeptical challenge, this book makes for very stimulating reading.

50 Women Every Christian Should Know

50 Women Every Christian Should Know
Author: Michelle DeRusha
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 1441220623
ISBN 13: 9781441220622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Women Every Christian Should Know Book Review:

Throughout history, countless women have boldly stepped out in faith and courage, leaving their indelible mark on those around them and on the kingdom of God. In lively prose Michelle DeRusha tells their stories, bringing into focus fifty incredible heroines of the faith. From Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, and Anne Hutchison to Susanna Wesley, Harriet Tubman, and Corrie ten Boom, women both famous and admirable live again under DeRusha's expert pen. These engaging narratives are a potent reminder to readers that we are not alone, the battles we face today are not new, and God is always with us in the midst of the struggle.

Questions for Christians

Questions for Christians
Author: John Morreall
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-06-17
ISBN 10: 1442223189
ISBN 13: 9781442223189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Questions for Christians Book Review:

From the gender of God to what happens when we die, Questions for Christians digs into some of the thorniest questions of the Christian faith—questions that many people would rather ignore. Drawing on sources both ancient and modern, John Morreall explores issues while identifying points of controversy. Some of the answers are surprising, while others provide a more complete understanding of common beliefs.

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True
Author: Guy P. Harrison
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2012-01-03
ISBN 10: 1616144963
ISBN 13: 9781616144968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True Book Review:

“What would it take to create a world in which fantasy is not confused for fact and public policy is based on objective reality?" asks Neil deGrasse Tyson, science popularizer and author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. "I don't know for sure. But a good place to start would be for everyone on earth to read this book." Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular contact with angels. Or perhaps you're trying to find a nice way of dissuading someone from wasting money on a homeopathy cure. Or you met someone at a party who insisted the Holocaust never happened or that no one ever walked on the moon. How do you find a gently persuasive way of steering people away from unfounded beliefs, bogus cures, conspiracy theories, and the like? This down-to-earth, entertaining exploration of commonly held extraordinary claims will help you set the record straight. The author, a veteran journalist, has not only surveyed a vast body of literature, but has also interviewed leading scientists, explored "the most haunted house in America," frolicked in the inviting waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and even talked to a "contrite Roswell alien." He is not out simply to debunk unfounded beliefs. Wherever possible, he presents alternative scientific explanations, which in most cases are even more fascinating than the wildest speculation. For example, stories about UFOs and alien abductions lack good evidence, but science gives us plenty of reasons to keep exploring outer space for evidence that life exists elsewhere in the vast universe. The proof for Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster may be nonexistent, but scientists are regularly discovering new species, some of which are truly stranger than fiction. Stressing the excitement of scientific discovery and the legitimate mysteries and wonder inherent in reality, this book invites readers to share the joys of rational thinking and the skeptical approach to evaluating our extraordinary world.

A New Kind of Christianity

A New Kind of Christianity
Author: Brian D. McLaren
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-02-09
ISBN 10: 9780061969492
ISBN 13: 0061969494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Kind of Christianity Book Review:

“Some books provide us with information about the world, but every once in a while a book appears that enables us to imagine new, more wonderful worlds. [A New Kind of Christianity] is one of these.” —Peter Rollins, Ikon A New Kind of Christianity is Brian D. McLaren’s much anticipated follow-up to his breakthrough work of the emergent-church movement, A New Kind of Christian. Named by Time magazine as one of America’s top 25 evangelicals, McLaren, along with such contemporaries as N.T. Wright, Jim Wallis, and Rob Bell, is one of the acknowledged leaders of a new generation of Christians who want to update their faith for current times while remaining true to the core message of Jesus. In this controversial and thought-provoking book, McLaren explores the questions that will determine the shape of Christianity for the next 500 years.

What Every Christian Ought to Know

What Every Christian Ought to Know
Author: Adrian Rogers,Steve Rogers
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 1433678039
ISBN 13: 9781433678035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Every Christian Ought to Know Book Review:

Available for the first time in paperback, one of the last books written by revered late pastor Adrian Rogers is also one of his best-selling, a bold yet approachable guide to the ABCs of Christianity that Publishers Weekly calls, “(a) beautifully simple primer on essential truths.” What Every Christian Ought to Know provides readers with a well- organized, well-reasoned grasp of such topics as salvation, eternal security, prayer, the Holy Spirit, resisting temptation, finding God’s will, as well as the authority of the Bible and how to understand it better. A valuable volume for new Christians and young disciples, it’s also a suitably instructive resource for believers of all ages. This new edition includes an introduction from Steve Rogers, president of the Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute, plus discussion questions for personal reflection or group study.

100 Questions Every Christian Should Ask Themselves

100 Questions Every Christian Should Ask Themselves
Author: Jeremy Spry
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2014-11-21
ISBN 10: 9781503312104
ISBN 13: 1503312100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Questions Every Christian Should Ask Themselves Book Review:

Questions cause us to evaluate ourselves and that can lead to change. It is easy for us to ignore things in our lives or to even be blind to them so this book contains 100 questions to help Christians live more like Christ. They are good for personal reflection, small groups, and one-on-one mentoring.

25 Books Every Christian Should Read

25 Books Every Christian Should Read
Author: Renovare
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN 10: 0062098667
ISBN 13: 9780062098665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

25 Books Every Christian Should Read Book Review:

From the creators of Devotional Classics and Spiritual Classics comes 25 Books Every Christian Should Read, the definitive guide to the most spiritually influential and important books for Christians to read. Renovaré, a community of Christians promoting personal and spiritual renewal, put together a prestigious editorial board including Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Phyllis Tickle, and Richard Rohr, resulting in this wonderful resource for exploring the richness of the Christian tradition.

The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask

The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask
Author: Mark Mittelberg
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-10-29
ISBN 10: 9781414346946
ISBN 13: 1414346948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask Book Review:

2011 Retailers Choice Award winner! “Why are Christians against same-sex people getting married? . . . Why do you believe God exists at all? . . . Why would God allow evil and suffering? . . . Why trust the Bible when it’s full of mistakes? . . . How could a loving God send people to hell? . . . What makes you think Jesus was more than just a good teacher? . . . Why are Christians so judgmental?” Some questions can stop a conversation. Today, more than ever, people are raising difficult, penetrating questions about faith, God, and the Bible. Based on an exclusive new Barna survey of 1,000 Christians, The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask presents compelling, easy-to-grasp answers to ten of the most troubling questions facing Christians today. These include everything from the existence of heaven to the issues of abortion and homosexuality, as well as the question of whether evolution eliminates our need for a God.

Heaven Is Real

Heaven Is Real
Author: Don Piper,Cecil Murphey
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-08-07
ISBN 10: 1101207760
ISBN 13: 9781101207765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heaven Is Real Book Review:

So how should we spend our time on Earth? Don Piper, the Minister of Hope who spent 90 minutes in Heaven, brings us God's message. Hope for the here and now from the multimillion-selling author of 90 Minutes in Heaven. Millions believe in Heaven. Don Piper's been there. He was pronounced dead after a car accident on January 18, 1989. Ninety minutes later, Piper came back to life with an extraordinary story. His 90 Minutes in Heaven has strengthened the faith of countless people. When Piper returned to this life, he had a long road back to health, dealing with painful treatments and physical disabilities-the "new normal," as Piper calls it. Still, he had been transformed spiritually and this allowed him not only to cope with his suffering, but to transcend it. Piper found purpose in his pain, he found the message in the mess, and so can anyone else who embraces God's grace in the here and now-as well as the Hereafter. Don Piper did not return from Heaven alone-he brought the gift of hope back with him. Those who read Heaven Is Real can use what he learned to live the lives God has called them to live.

The Confessions of St Augustine

The Confessions of St  Augustine
Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1844
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU72977485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confessions of St Augustine Book Review:

The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
Author: Mark A. Noll
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780802841803
ISBN 13: 0802841805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind Book Review:

Mark Noll has written a major indictment of American evangelicalism. Reading this book, one wonders if the evangelical movement has pandered so much to American culture and tried to be so popular only to lose not only it's mind but it's soul as well. For evangelical pastors and parishoners alike, this is a must read! --Robert Wuthnow.

Girl Defined

Girl Defined
Author: Kristen Clark,Bethany Baird
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 1493404881
ISBN 13: 9781493404889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl Defined Book Review:

In a Culture of Distortions, Discover God-Defined Womanhood and Beauty In a culture where airbrushed models and career-driven women define beauty and success, it's no wonder we have a distorted view of femininity. Our impossible standards place an incredible burden of stress on the backs of women and girls of all ages, resulting in anxiety, eating disorders, and depression. One question we often forget to ask is this: What is God's design for womanhood? In Girl Defined, sisters and popular bloggers Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal offer women a countercultural view of beauty, femininity, and self-worth. Based firmly in God's design for their lives, this book helps women rethink what true success and beauty look like. It invites them on a liberating journey toward a radically better vision for femininity that ends with the discovery of the kind of hope, purpose, and fulfillment they've been yearning for. Girl Defined helps readers · discover God's design for femininity and his definition of a successful woman · uncover the secrets of lasting worth, purpose, and fulfillment · be equipped and empowered to live out a radically better vision for womanhood · gain personal insight through the chapter-by-chapter study guide

The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life
Author: Rick Warren
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 0310296110
ISBN 13: 9780310296119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Purpose Driven Life Book Review:

Another Landmark Book by Rick Warren. You are not an accident. Even before the universe was created, God had you in mind, and he planned you for his purposes. These purposes will extend far beyond the few years you will spend on earth. You were made to last forever! Self-help books often suggest that you try to discover the meaning and purpose of your life by looking within yourself, but Rick Warren says that is the wrong place to start. You must begin with God, your Creator, and his reasons for creating you. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. This book will help you understand why you are alive and God's amazing plan for you---both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal 40-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life's most important question: What on earth am I here for? Knowing God's purpose for creating you will reduce your stress, focus your energy, simplify your decisions, give meaning to your life, and, most importantly, prepare you for eternity. The Purpose Driven Life is a blueprint for Christian living in the 21st century---a lifestyle based on God's eternal purposes, not cultural values. Using over 1,200 scriptural quotes and references, it challenges the conventional definitions of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism. In the tradition of Oswald Chambers, Rick Warren offers distilled wisdom on the essence of what life is all about. This is a book of hope and challenge that you will read and re-read, and it will be a classic treasured by generations to come.

Beowulf

Beowulf
Author: Anonymous Anonymous
Publsiher: Xist Publishing
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN 10: 1623958024
ISBN 13: 9781623958022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beowulf Book Review:

Epic poetry at its finest Beowulf is one of the most studied and praised English classic. Originally written over a thousand years ago, the story celebrates Beowulf, a young Swedish nobleman who has battled monsters and dragons to keep his people safe. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Universe Next Door Large Print 16pt

The Universe Next Door  Large Print 16pt
Author: James W. Sire
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 1459611144
ISBN 13: 9781459611146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Universe Next Door Large Print 16pt Book Review:

For more than thirty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. In this new fifth edition James Sire offers additional student-friendly features to his concise, easily understood introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. Included in this expanded format are a new chapter on Islam and informative sidebars throughout.The book continues to build on Sire's refined definition of worldviews from the fourth edition and includes other updates as well, keeping this standard text fresh and useful. In a world of ever-increasing diversity, The Universe Next Door offers a unique resource for understanding the variety of worldviews that compete with Christianity for the allegiance of minds and hearts. The Universe Next Door has been translated into over a dozen languages and has been used as a text at over one hundred colleges and universities in courses ranging from apologetics and world religions to history and English literature. Sire's Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept provides a useful companion volume for those desiring a more in-depth discussion of the nature of a worldview.

Spiritual Classics

Spiritual Classics
Author: Richard J. Foster,Emilie Griffin,Renovare
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2000-01-05
ISBN 10: 0060628723
ISBN 13: 9780060628727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Classics Book Review:

The Brightest Lights of the Christian Tradition St. Augustine, Thomas Merton, Fredrick Buechner, Evelyn Underhill, A.W. Tozer, G.K. Chesterton, Thomas More, Martin Luther King, Jr., Amy Carmichael, Simone Weil, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Hildegard of Bingen, John Milton, Dorothy Day, Leo Tolstoy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and more. . . From nearly two thousand years of Christian writing comes Spiritual Classcs,fifty–two selections complete with a profile of each author, guided meditations for group and individual use, and reflections containing questions and exercises. Editors Richard Foster and Emilie Griffith offer their expertise by selecting inspirational writings and including their own commentary and recommendations for further guided reading and exploration.