God or Nothing

God or Nothing
Author: Cardinal Robert Sarah,Nicholas Diat
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1621640507
ISBN 13: 9781621640509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


God or Nothing Book Review:

"The idea of putting Magisterial teaching in a beautiful display case while separating it from pastoral practice, which then could evolve along with circumstances, fashions, and passions, is a sort of heresy, a dangerous schizophrenic pathology. I therefore solemnly state that the Church in Africa is staunchly opposed to any rebellion against the teaching of Jesus and of the Magisterium. . . . The Church of Africa is committed in the name of the Lord Jesus to keeping unchanged the teaching of God and of the Church." — Robert Cardinal Sarah In this fascinating autobiographical interview, one of the most prominent and outspoken Catholic Cardinals gives witness to his Christian faith and comments on many current controversial issues. The mission of the Church, the joy of the gospel, the “heresy of activism”, and the definition of marriage are among the topics he discusses with wisdom and eloquence. Robert Cardinal Sarah grew up in Guinea, West Africa. Inspired by the missionary priests who made great sacrifices to bring the Faith to their remote village, his parents became Catholics. Robert discerned a call to the priesthood and entered the seminary at a young age, but due to the oppression of the Church by the government of Guinea, he continued his education outside of his homeland. He studied in France and nearby Senegal. Later he obtained a licentiate in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, followed by a licentiate in Sacred Scripture at the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum of Jerusalem. At the age of thirty-four he became the youngest Bishop in the Catholic Church when John Paul II appointed him the Archbishop of Conakry, Guinea, in 1979. His predecessor had been imprisoned by the Communist government for several years, and when Archbishop Sarah was targeted for assassination John Paul II called him to Rome to be Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. In 2010 Pope Benedict XVI named him Cardinal and appointed him Prefect of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. Pope Francis made him Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in 2014.

God Or Nothing?

God Or Nothing?
Author: Concetta Belleggia
Publsiher: Pauline Books & Media
Total Pages: 221
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 9780819830395
ISBN 13: 0819830399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Day Is Now Far Spent

The Day Is Now Far Spent
Author: Robert Cardinal Sarah,Nicolas Diat
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2019-09-22
ISBN 10: 1642290904
ISBN 13: 9781642290905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Day Is Now Far Spent Book Review:

Robert Cardinal Sarah calls The Day Is Now Far Spent his most important book. He analyzes the spiritual, moral, and political collapse of the Western world and concludes that "the decadence of our time has all the faces of mortal peril." A cultural identity crisis, he writes, is at the root of the problems facing Western societies. "The West no longer knows who it is, because it no longer knows and does not want to know who made it, who established it, as it was and as it is. Many countries today ignore their own history. This self-suffocation naturally leads to a decadence that opens the path to new, barbaric civilizations." While making clear the gravity of the present situation, the cardinal demonstrates that it is possible to avoid the hell of a world without God, a world without hope. He calls for a renewal of devotion to Christ through prayer and the practice of virtue.

God Owes Us Nothing

God Owes Us Nothing
Author: Leszek Kolakowski
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-11-09
ISBN 10: 022618949X
ISBN 13: 9780226189499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


God Owes Us Nothing Book Review:

God Owes Us Nothing reflects on the centuries-long debate in Christianity: how do we reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the goodness of an omnipotent God, and how does God's omnipotence relate to people's responsibility for their own salvation or damnation. Leszek Kolakowski approaches this paradox as both an exercise in theology and in revisionist Christian history based on philosophical analysis. Kolakowski's unorthodox interpretation of the history of modern Christianity provokes renewed discussion about the historical, intellectual, and cultural omnipotence of neo-Augustinianism. "Several books a year wrestle with that hoary conundrum, but few so dazzlingly as the Polish philosopher's latest."—Carlin Romano, Washington Post Book World "Kolakowski's fascinating book and its debatable thesis raise intriguing historical and theological questions well worth pursuing."—Stephen J. Duffy, Theological Studies "Kolakowski's elegant meditation is a masterpiece of cultural and religious criticism."—Henry Carrigan, Cleveland Plain Dealer

When You Are Down to Nothing, God Is Up to Something

When You Are Down to Nothing, God Is Up to Something
Author: Robert Anthony Schuller
Publsiher: FaithWords
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN 10: 1455506559
ISBN 13: 9781455506552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


When You Are Down to Nothing, God Is Up to Something Book Review:

Everyone gets "down to nothing" at some point in life, whether in relationships, finances, vision and courage for the future, physical or emotional exhaustion, or disappointment with God--everybody at some time comes to the end of their rope. It's exactly at those points that God does His best work. When we're down to nothing, God is up to something--truths to teach us, answers to satisfy us, assurance to bolster us, resources to supply us, or directions to guide us. In this book, Robert Schuller chronicles a particularly dark period in his life and shares with the reader what he learned God was up to in his relationsips, meeting his needs like health and finances, providing guidance in his emotional life, but most of all, in learning to know and trust God more.

Embracing Obscurity

Embracing Obscurity
Author: Anonymous
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 1433677814
ISBN 13: 9781433677816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Embracing Obscurity Book Review:

Argues for a life based on humility, service, and sacrifice instead of the accepted worldview of a life valuing fame and recognition.

The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence
Author: Robert Cardinal Sarah,Nicolas Diat
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2017-03-08
ISBN 10: 1681497581
ISBN 13: 9781681497587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Power of Silence Book Review:

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart? After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. "Silence is more important than any other human work," he says, "for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service."

Nothing Short of a Miracle

Nothing Short of a Miracle
Author: Patricia Treece
Publsiher: Sophia Institute Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2013-09
ISBN 10: 1933184582
ISBN 13: 9781933184586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nothing Short of a Miracle Book Review:

God doesn't need humans to work miracles for Him, but as veteran Catholic author Patricia Treece shows, it certainly seems His good pleasure to perform great miracles by means of human prayers and human hands. For more than a quarter century, Treece, America's most experienced and revered saint-watcher, has gathered numerous fascinating reports of miraculous healings brought about in our lifetime. Among them is the complete 2005 cure of Sr. Marie Simon-Pierre's advanced Parkinson's disease after she appealed for healing to the just-deceased Pope John Paul II. After intense scrutiny, the Vatican declared her healing miraculous, leading to John Paul's beatification and canonization. Here, too, are tales of scores of lesser-known healings brought to light by Treece's own investigations into little-known official Vatican documents, as well as from her many interviews with living witnesses of miraculous healings, including several whose healings have been accepted by the Vatican as grounds for the canonization of their intercessors. You'll read vivid but sober accounts of the lives and of the miracles wrought by some of the greatest healers of all, with details of a host of authenticated healings by André Bessette, John Bosco, Frances Cabrini, Solanus Casey, John Paul II, Padre Pio, Elizabeth Seton, Francis Xavier Seelos, Fulton Sheen, Mother Teresa, and other good men and women blessed by God with remarkable healing charisms. The healings documented here are not hasty judgments made by gullible, overwrought believers; they are instantaneous, complete, and permanent cures for which scientific medicine still has no explanations cures that also meet the Vatican's stringent seven-part test of authenticity. When faced with a woman skeptical about whether she could be cured, the healer Solanus Casey is reported to have said, Don't you know that God can cure cancer just as easily as the common cold? Not only can God do this: These pages show that He is doing it ... so often and so obviously that even in our day miraculous healings are giving pause to hardened skeptics and bringing joy to the hearts of believers who rightly see in them overwhelming evidence of God's love for each of us. May they bring joy to your heart as well and renew the confidence in His love that God yearns for you to have!

Nothing Is Impossible with God

Nothing Is Impossible with God
Author: John Michael Talbot
Publsiher: Wellspring
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-11
ISBN 10: 9781937509613
ISBN 13: 1937509613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Nothing Wasted

Nothing Wasted
Author: Kasey Van Norman
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 0310357314
ISBN 13: 9780310357315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nothing Wasted Book Review:

We all have past experiences we wish we could redo, undo, or hide altogether. In Nothing Wasted, counselor and teacher Kasey Van Norman shares how God revealed his specific plan for her life through the most unlikely, embarrassing, and painful seasons of her past. Her vulnerability invites you to discover God's personal and purposeful design for your future, not in spite of your story, but through it. What if the pain and mistakes of your past are exactly what God wants to use to redeem your future? A difficult childhood, public infidelity, and a fight with cancer - Kasey Van Norman has walked a rocky road of regret and loss. Shockingly, God would take her back to move her forward, uprooting her undealt-with wounds, secret shame, and intimacy-sabotaging patterns of behavior. No longer running from her past, but instead, allowing herself to be defined by it, Kasey discovered a God more intentional and loving than she'd ever believed him to be. Today, she shares the truth that no part of our life story is wasted - but purposefully designed and used by God to shape who we are meant to be. With vulnerability, sound doctrine, and humor, Kasey unfolds the brokenness in her own life, reminding us that a holy, sovereign God lovingly works, not in spite of our past, but through it. In this book, Kasey invites you to look at the most unlikely, shocking, and painful experiences of your past in order to embrace them as the necessary setup for your future. No experience or relationship has been a mistake. You are no mere byproduct of random events, and you do not need a do-over! Join Kasey, and take God up on his offer to weave together every confusing, disjointed scrap of your past in to his beautiful story of redemption. Because with God, nothing is wasted.

God Being Nothing

God Being Nothing
Author: Ray L. Hart
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2016-05-09
ISBN 10: 022635962X
ISBN 13: 9780226359625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


God Being Nothing Book Review:

In this long-awaited work, Ray L. Hart offers a speculative theology that profoundly challenges traditional understandings of God. Drawing on a lifetime of reading in philosophy and religious thought, Hart unfolds a vision of God perpetually in process: an unfinished God. Breaking out of the classical doctrine of divine persons, Hart reimagines Trinity as composed of theogony, cosmogony, and anthropogony an emerging Godhead in relation to origins, temporal creation, and human existence. The book s ultimate import is that all of Being and Nonbeing emerges together in interrelation and interdependence. This divine reality, Hart explains, is unfinished, imperfect, still in the course of a living-dying process that implicates all things, existent and inexistent, temporal and eternal. Doctrinal closuresomething that every orthodox theology requiresthus becomes impossible, and rightly so. Hart confronts those orthodoxies by asking: How can thinking of God reach closure when the divine is itself unfinished and its appearance to us always amounts to new creation? Hart s insights open the potencies of the nothing to the actualization of freedomthe freedom to create. That is, the nothing is not for nothingit is procreative. In the domain of radical speculative theology, then, Hart offers a fully deconstructive revisioning of the Christian God as ever an emerging and self-transfiguring actuality. It is a work with which all serious students of theology will wish to contend."

The Catholic Gentleman

The Catholic Gentleman
Author: Sam Guzman
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2019-04-24
ISBN 10: 162164068X
ISBN 13: 9781621640684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Catholic Gentleman Book Review:

What it means to be a man or a woman is questioned today like never before. While traditional gender roles have been eroding for decades, now the very categories of male and female are being discarded with reckless abandon. How does one act like a gentleman in such confusing times? The Catholic Gentleman is a solid and practical guide to virtuous manhood. It turns to the timeless wisdom of the Catholic Church to answer the important questions men are currently asking. In short, easy- to-read chapters, the author offers pithy insights on a variety of topics, including • How to know you are an authentic man • Why our bodies matter • The value of tradition • The purpose of courtesy • What real holiness is and how to achieve it • How to deal with failure in the spiritual life

Nostra Aetate

Nostra Aetate
Author: Austin Flannery
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-06-01
ISBN 10: 0814649440
ISBN 13: 9780814649442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Nothing Without God

Nothing Without God
Author: Keenan J. Robinson,MR Keenan J Robinson M Ed
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2014-03-19
ISBN 10: 9781497315662
ISBN 13: 1497315662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nothing Without God Book Review:

This story is a coming of age tale of a young man who is trying to achieve the American Dream against some of the heaviest odds. He is a foster child, his foster family is abusive, he has no role models and he is told he will be a failure most of his life, Until he meets a few of the right people who help to change his life forever. He experiences life in extreme poverty and extreme success. He has to learn that just because you are from a certain type of environment doesnt mean that you have to become a negative product of it. Where you are from does not define you, you can use it as fuel and motivation to get to the next level and he had to learn that we all are simply nothing without GOD.The story takes many turns and twists even an unexpected birth takes place that helps to give him a proper focus in his misdirected life. Keenan J Robinson M.Ed Nothing Without GOD Productions

God without Religion

God without Religion
Author: Andrew Farley
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781441232120
ISBN 13: 1441232125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


God without Religion Book Review:

Andrew Farley's experience as a Christian was first characterized by self-effort as he tried to please God at any cost. His ruthless religion resulted in spiritual burnout and disillusionment with church. Only then did he discover what relaxing in Jesus means and how enjoying God's intimate presence can transform everyday life. Using a unique story-driven format, God without Religion dismantles common religious misconceptions, revealing the true meaning of being filled with the Spirit the facts about judgment, rewards, and God's discipline the simple truth behind predestination and the divisions it causes the problem with the popular challenge to "live radical" Pulling no punches, Farley shows how the truth about these controversial issues can liberate and unify believers as we discover how to rest in the unconditional love of God.

The Priests We Need to Save the Church

The Priests We Need to Save the Church
Author: Kevin Wells
Publsiher: Sophia Institute Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-08-15
ISBN 10: 1644130335
ISBN 13: 9781644130339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Priests We Need to Save the Church Book Review:

While dissolute bishops and priests around the world grab headlines for their untoward words and deeds, too many other unfruitful priests minister as little more than glad-handing bachelors doing social service work. Top and bottom, is this the Church that Christ intended? Are these the priests we need? “No!” cries author Kevin Wells in these compelling pages that showcase how heroic priests can faithfully tread the narrow path of holy self-sacrifice first blazed by the apostles themselves. From scores of insightful interviews with modern priests, exorcists, seminary formators, and even disillusioned laity, Wells here draws forth a blueprint for priestly holiness that can once again fill our Church with priests abounding with sincere, supernatural faith, on fire with God’s love, and moved by the irresistible impulse to save souls, no matter the cost to themselves. Reading this book will deepen your own faith and help you understand what all priests, by their vocation, are consecrated and called to be. Giving a copy to your parish priest will help him – and encourage him – as he strives to become a member of the small but growing contingent of holy priests we need.

God Owes Us Nothing

God Owes Us Nothing
Author: Leszek Kolakowski
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-11-09
ISBN 10: 022618949X
ISBN 13: 9780226189499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


God Owes Us Nothing Book Review:

God Owes Us Nothing reflects on the centuries-long debate in Christianity: how do we reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the goodness of an omnipotent God, and how does God's omnipotence relate to people's responsibility for their own salvation or damnation. Leszek Kolakowski approaches this paradox as both an exercise in theology and in revisionist Christian history based on philosophical analysis. Kolakowski's unorthodox interpretation of the history of modern Christianity provokes renewed discussion about the historical, intellectual, and cultural omnipotence of neo-Augustinianism. "Several books a year wrestle with that hoary conundrum, but few so dazzlingly as the Polish philosopher's latest."—Carlin Romano, Washington Post Book World "Kolakowski's fascinating book and its debatable thesis raise intriguing historical and theological questions well worth pursuing."—Stephen J. Duffy, Theological Studies "Kolakowski's elegant meditation is a masterpiece of cultural and religious criticism."—Henry Carrigan, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Nothing Is Impossible with God

Nothing Is Impossible with God
Author: Corranie C. Charles
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2018-05
ISBN 10: 9781973623861
ISBN 13: 1973623862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nothing Is Impossible with God Book Review:

How long have you been praying for that need in your life? Are you trying to fulfill that unmet desire by your own strength? Do you feel that God has forgotten you? Do not give up! Step into the lives of six biblical women who struggled with what seemed to be impossible situations in their lives. They had differing issues including depression, desperation, deception, infertility, loss of loved ones, fear and humiliation. How did they cope? How did they remain faithful to God when all seemed loss? These women emerged victorious when they discovered that nothing is impossible with God. You too can experience the mighty hands of God in your life! Are you ready to take this journey of faith? Come on, lets go!

Waiting on God

Waiting on God
Author: Wayne Stiles
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN 10: 1441248544
ISBN 13: 9781441248541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Waiting on God Book Review:

We have all experienced a disconnect between God's promises to us and our everyday reality. We wait, without understanding why. We want to know God's plan so that we can trust it--but God so often hides his plan so that we will trust him. What can we do in the meantime as we are waiting for an answer, a change, or a miracle? With deep compassion, Wayne Stiles helps readers understand why God makes them wait. Unpacking the Old Testament story of Joseph, Stiles shows readers how to find comfort and opportunity in the time between God's promises and his answers, revealing the perspective-altering truth that sometimes when we think we are waiting on God, he is actually waiting on us. Anyone who has felt a disconnect between God's promises and their reality, who doesn't know what God wants them to do next, or who struggles with the brokenness of their world will find in Wayne Stiles a wise and trustworthy guide to finding peace in the pauses.

God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-11-19
ISBN 10: 1551991764
ISBN 13: 9781551991764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


God Is Not Great Book Review:

Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix. From the Hardcover edition.