How to Read a Church

How to Read a Church
Author: Richard Taylor
Publsiher: Hidden Spring
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781587680304
ISBN 13: 1587680300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read a Church Book Review:

A practical overview and explanation of different things one would find in a church: architecture, design, artifacts, symbolism. Useful for anyone of any religious background who visits a church or cathedral.

How to Read a Church

How to Read a Church
Author: Richard Taylor
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1844132382
ISBN 13: 9781844132386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read a Church Book Review:

"Churches and cathedrals play an essential part in our heritage. As community-centred places of worship and as important tourist attractions, they are visited by millions of people each year. But churches were originally built to be read, and so are packed with images, symbols and meanings that often need explanation. This book will unlock all the treasures they contain. Described by Christopher Howse in the Daily Telegraphas 'a handy crash course in church literacy', the first edition of this unique and accessible guide to the common symbols and meanings in church art and architecture became a bestseller on first publication. Now this fascinating and lively book is available in a new illustrated edition. Over 100 stunning colour photographs represent the very best in church architecture - from paintings, fonts and altars, to pew ends, choir stalls and stained glass windows. It is the ultimate reference for anybody who wants to know more about what they see in a church or cathedral from the significance of church layouts, the symbolism of key scenes and the importance of details, to the use of colours and letters."

Pocket Guide to How to Read a Church

Pocket Guide to How to Read a Church
Author: Richard Taylor
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1846040736
ISBN 13: 9781846040733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pocket Guide to How to Read a Church Book Review:

Churches and cathedrals are visited by millions of tourists as well as worshippers each year. But many people do not realise that church buildings are packed with images, symbols and meanings that often need explanation. This handy guide will unlock all the treasures they contain. The stunning colour photographs show the very best in church art and architecture - from paintings, fonts and altars, to pew ends, choir stalls and stained glass windows, and the accessible text talks you through the significance of church features. It includes sections on: - The basics: imagery, themes and history - Church architecture, inside and out - Symbols, colours and words - Representations of God, Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary - Recognising Saints and Angels - Scenes from the Old Testament. It is the ultimate reference for anybody who wants to know more about what they see in a church or cathedral from the significance of church layouts, the symbolism of key scenes and the importance of small details.

How to Read Churches

How to Read Churches
Author: Denis R. McNamara
Publsiher: New Amsterdam Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781408128367
ISBN 13: 1408128365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read Churches Book Review:

This handy, easy-to-carry book provides the reader with a strictly visual approach to reading the architecture of churches. Covering all the ecclesiastical building types of Western Christianity, readers are taken on a journey tracing the development of the church building from the simple stone halls of the Anglo-Saxon period right through to the eclectic designs of the nineteenth century. Another addition to the bestselling How to Read series, How to Read Churches is a practical guide, showing readers how to search for architectural clues that tell hidden stories expressing the liturgical function and spiritual symbolism of a church building. The perfect companion to How to Read Buildings.

Why Read Church History

Why Read Church History
Author: J. Philip Arthur
Publsiher: Banner of Truth
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 9781848715271
ISBN 13: 1848715277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Read Church History Book Review:

'Why Read Church History?' is written by a man who is passionate about his subject. With infectious enthusiasm he outlines a number of important reasons why every Christian should develop a keen interest in what God has done in the past. He ably demonstrates the practical value of understanding church history, points out some of the pitfalls to be avoided, and gives useful advice about how to get started. The booklet concludes with recommendations for further reading.

Reading the Church Fathers

Reading the Church Fathers
Author: Morwenna Ludlow,Scot Douglass
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN 10: 0567185818
ISBN 13: 9780567185815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Church Fathers Book Review:

Reading the corpus of texts written by the Fathers of the Church has always been a core area in Christian theology. However, scholars and academics are by no means united in the question how these important but difficult authors should be read and interpreted. Many of them are divided by implicit (but often unquestioned) assumptions about the best way to approach the texts or by underlying hermeneutical questions about the norms, limits and opportunities of reading Ancient Christian writers. This book will raise profound hermeneutical questions surrounding the reading of the Fathers with greater clarity than it has been done before. The contributors to this volume are theologians and historians who have used contemporary post-modern approaches to illuminate the Ancien corpus of texts. The chapters discuss issues such as What makes a 'good' reading of a church Father? What constitutes a 'responsible' reading? Is the reading of the Fathers limited to a specialist audience? What can modern thinkers contribute to our reading of the Fathers?

The Book Your Church Doesn t Want You to Read

The Book Your Church Doesn t Want You to Read
Author: Tim C. Leedom
Publsiher: Truth Seeker Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 446
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780939040155
ISBN 13: 0939040158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reading Church Latin

Reading Church Latin
Author: Robert Schoenstene
Publsiher: LiturgyTraining Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN 10: 1618331620
ISBN 13: 9781618331625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Church Latin Book Review:

The study of Latin can be a difficult for some students new to theological research. This book will be an essential tool for acquiring a basic reading knowledge of ecclesiastical Latin. The texts they translate will be common texts they will encounter as theology students and as priests or deacons: common prayers, liturgical, biblical, patristic and medieval theological texts, as well as some hymn texts. For most students, the lessons in this book will be their only exposure to Latin. For those who may wish to learn more, it will provide a solid foundation for further study. Rome has indicated that seminarians of the Roman rite should have at least some familiarity with Latin and the Latin theological tradition. Graduate students in theology and scripture also may be required to have a reading knowledge of a classical language. Reading Church Latin can be used either as a class text or a resource for independent study. In each lesson, the grammar and syntax encountered in the Latin reading are explained. The exercises provide a way to reinforce the learned grammar, syntax and vocabulary of each lesson. Students will be able to deal competently with or at least understand the basic meaning of untranslated Latin readings and have the ability to compare a text that they translate to its original. Reading Church Latin also contains a Glossary, an Answer Key to the exercises, and a useful Morphology.

Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers

Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers
Author: Christopher A. Hall
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 1998-08-21
ISBN 10: 9780830815005
ISBN 13: 0830815007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers Book Review:

Christopher Hall shows that studying the writings of the leaders of the early church reveals how the Bible was understood in the centuries closest to its writing. He also lays out how modern Christians can benefit from patristic interpretation of Scripture.

A Church Called Tov

A Church Called Tov
Author: Scot McKnight,Laura Barringer
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 149644602X
ISBN 13: 9781496446022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Church Called Tov Book Review:

What is the way forward for the church? Tragically, in recent years, Christians have gotten used to revelations of abuses of many kinds in our most respected churches—from Willow Creek to Harvest, from Southern Baptist pastors to Sovereign Grace churches. Respected author and theologian Scot McKnight and former Willow Creek member Laura Barringer wrote this book to paint a pathway forward for the church. We need a better way. The sad truth is that churches of all shapes and sizes are susceptible to abuses of power, sexual abuse, and spiritual abuse. Abuses occur most frequently when Christians neglect to create a culture that resists abuse and promotes healing, safety, and spiritual growth. How do we keep these devastating events from repeating themselves? We need a map to get us from where we are today to where we ought to be as the body of Christ. That map is in a mysterious and beautiful little Hebrew word in Scripture that we translate “good,” the word tov. In this book, McKnight and Barringer explore the concept of tov—unpacking its richness and how it can help Christians and churches rise up to fulfill their true calling as imitators of Jesus.

How to Read Church History From the beginnings to the fifteenth century

How to Read Church History  From the beginnings to the fifteenth century
Author: Jean Comby
Publsiher: Crossroad Publishing Company
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 9780824507220
ISBN 13: 0824507223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read Church History From the beginnings to the fifteenth century Book Review:

This fascinating introduction to early Christianity sets it in the broader context of the political, social, & economic developments in the wider world. Direct quotations from primary sources accompany the narrative.

Certain Sermons Or Homilies

Certain Sermons  Or Homilies
Author: Church of England
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 608
Release: 1852
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011393561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Social Church

The Social Church
Author: Justin Wise
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-01-29
ISBN 10: 0802487467
ISBN 13: 9780802487469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Church Book Review:

Did you know you can read online reviews of your church? How often have you talked about “reaching people where they are”—and realized that much of the time, they are on the Internet? We’ve been living in a digital world for quite a while now. Justin Wise speaks about social media as this generation's printing press—a revolutionary technology that can spread the gospel farther and faster than we can imagine. It’s time to take what we know (and admit what we don’t know) and learn together how to move forward as the church. Are you ready to think theologically about this digital age and reach people in a new way?

How to Pray

How to Pray
Author: Pete Greig
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1641581905
ISBN 13: 9781641581905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Pray Book Review:

Pete Greig is a worldwide authority and the face of a generation when it comes to prayer. One of the founders of the 24-7 prayer movement, he has seen, experienced, and chronicled amazing works of God in the world. While you might imagine him to be puffed up, Pete Greig is entirely the opposite. He is enchanting, down-to-earth, friendly, and most of all, very normal–and yet he tells preposterous tales about prayer (and they’re true). He is basically a regular dude who loves to talk with God. How to Pray is written to evoke a passion for prayer in everyone—the committed follower of Jesus as well as the skeptic and the scared. The enormous blessing of How to Pray is that it is accessible, full of surprising stories of answered prayer, and tremendously engaging. The basic idea is that prayer is a conversation between you and God. Pete Greig demystifies and reenchants prayer, helping you to find prayer achievable and enjoyable, and ultimately life-giving and life-changing. How to Pray is designed to be used together with The Prayer Course (a free video curriculum associated with the Alpha course), making it useful for personal and group or church-wide reading.

Reading the Early Church Fathers

Reading the Early Church Fathers
Author: James Leonard Papandrea
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0809147513
ISBN 13: 9780809147519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Early Church Fathers Book Review:

Reading the Early Church Fathers introduces the reader to the primary sources of Church history, with commentary that will help the reader make sense of the theological/Christological trajectory that led the Church from the New Testament era, through the apologists, to the development of the major doctrines of the Church. Papandrea's treatment of the early Church fathers is unique in that he situates his discussion against the social and cultural context of the Roman Empire and its relationship to the Church, especially with regard to the effect of the persecutions on the Church. Instead of providing actual excerpts of the works under discussion;' Reading the Early Church Fathers directs the reader to the primary sources available on the Internet, resources that will be updated regularly. The result, for all students of the early Church, is a unique and unprecedented "big picture" of early Christian literature. Book jacket.

How to Read Church History From the beginnings to the fifteenth century

How to Read Church History  From the beginnings to the fifteenth century
Author: Jean Comby
Publsiher: Crossroad Publishing Company
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:32000002870824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read Church History From the beginnings to the fifteenth century Book Review:

This fascinating introduction to early Christianity sets it in the broader context of the political, social, & economic developments in the wider world. Direct quotations from primary sources accompany the narrative.

Saint Spotting

Saint Spotting
Author: Chris Raschka
Publsiher: Eerdmans Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN 10: 9780802855213
ISBN 13: 0802855210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy

Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy
Author: Denis Robert McNamara
Publsiher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1595250271
ISBN 13: 9781595250278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nine Marks of a Healthy Church 3rd Edition

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church  3rd Edition
Author: Mark Dever
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-08-31
ISBN 10: 1433540010
ISBN 13: 9781433540011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church 3rd Edition Book Review:

Now in its third edition and featuring a new foreword by New York Times best-selling author David Platt, pastor Mark Dever’s classic book is not an instruction manual for church growth. Rather, it is a wise pastor’s recommendation for how to assess the health of a church using nine crucial qualities often neglected by many of today’s congregations. Church leaders and church members alike will resonate with the principles outlined here, breathing new life and health into the church at large. In this newly revised edition, fresh arguments have been added (for example on expositional preaching, about the nature of the gospel, on complementarianism), illustrations have been updated, appendices have been changed, and cover has been improved.

Simple Church

Simple Church
Author: Thom S. Rainer,Eric Geiger
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2011-06
ISBN 10: 0805447997
ISBN 13: 9780805447996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simple Church Book Review:

Now in paperback, muti-awarded national hit Simple Church shares a clear message from case studies of 400 North American congregations: Church is done best when it's kept simple.