Christian No More

Christian No More
Author: Jeffrey Mark
Publsiher: Jeffrey Mark
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN 10: 0981631304
ISBN 13: 9780981631301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian No More Book Review:

Mark explores the deeper truths behind the Bible while discovering science, logic, and reason--and ultimately revealing Christianity for what it really is.

No More Christian Nice Girl

No More Christian Nice Girl
Author: Paul Coughlin,Jennifer D. PhD Degler
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-05-01
ISBN 10: 0764207695
ISBN 13: 9780764207693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No More Christian Nice Girl Book Review:

A life-giving message of change for women who are tired of pleasing others and who want to move from being nice to being good.

No More Christian Nice Guy

No More Christian Nice Guy
Author: Paul Coughlin,Laura Schlessinger
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-03-01
ISBN 10: 076420369X
ISBN 13: 9780764203695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No More Christian Nice Guy Book Review:

Paul Coughlin shows Christian ''nice guys'' how to be both gentle and bold through the example of Jesus.

Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN 10: 0061947431
ISBN 13: 9780061947438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mere Christianity Book Review:

In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.

No More Christian Nice Guy

No More Christian Nice Guy
Author: Paul Coughlin
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-07-05
ISBN 10: 1441265198
ISBN 13: 9781441265197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No More Christian Nice Guy Book Review:

Revised and Expanded Edition of a Life-Changing Book Recovering nice guy Paul Coughlin points the way for all men who yearn to live a life of boldness and conviction--like Jesus. Using anecdotes from his own life, powerful and poignant stories, and vivid examples from our culture, Coughlin shows how men can say no to the "nice guy" syndrome and yes to a life of purpose, passion, and vitality. In this revised and expanded edition, Coughlin adds vital insights on the changes he's seen in churches and the greater culture in the decade since No More Christian Nice Guy was first published. This radical and hopeful message elevates the true biblical model of manhood and now includes testimonials from men and women whose lives have been altered by this book. Coughlin also looks at the shifting expectations men face in relationships and in the workplace, and how younger Christians, in particular, are subject to harmful views about masculinity. Part inspiration, part instruction, and part manifesto, this book gives men the courage to move from passivity to assertiveness.

I Kissed Dating Goodbye

I Kissed Dating Goodbye
Author: Joshua Harris
Publsiher: Multnomah Pub
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2003-04
ISBN 10: 1590521358
ISBN 13: 9781590521359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Kissed Dating Goodbye Book Review:

Dating. Isn't there a better way? Reorder your romantic life in the light of God's word and find more fulfillment than the dating game could ever give - a life of purposeful singleness.

Without Buddha I Could Not be a Christian

Without Buddha I Could Not be a Christian
Author: Paul F. Knitter
Publsiher: Oneworld Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-03
ISBN 10: 9781851689637
ISBN 13: 185168963X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Without Buddha I Could Not be a Christian Book Review:

Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian narrates how esteemed theologian, Paul F. Knitter, overcame a crisis of faith by looking to Buddhism for inspiration. From prayer to how Christianity views life after death, Knitter argues that a Buddhist standpoint can encourage a more person-centred conception of Christianity where individual religious experience comes first, and liturgy and tradition second. Moving and revolutionary, this edition comes with a new conclusion – ‘Jesus and Buddha Both Come First!’ ‘A compelling example of religious inquiry.’ New York Times ‘One of the finest contemporary books on the encounter between religions in the heart and soul of a single thoughtful person.’ Library Journal

Deceived No More

Deceived No More
Author: Doreen Virtue
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 0785234225
ISBN 13: 9780785234227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deceived No More Book Review:

The Miraculous Story of a Hugely Successful New Age Teacher’s Conversion to Christianity In this brilliant, utterly captivating memoir, Doreen Virtue chronicles her journey in discovering everything she believed in was a lie. She poignantly shares the price she’s paid for following Jesus. New Age teachings are based on concepts that sound almost irresistible. But as Doreen discovered, they come with a hidden price: your eternal destiny. Here is a riveting, personal confessional of how a former false prophet learned to trust God after nearly wasting a lifetime being independent and willful—trying to predict and control the future—and how Jesus saved her soul from deception and opened her eyes to His truth. Deceived No More can help you learn how to discern dangerous teachings so you can detect and avoid deception. Topics include: How to spot New Age teachings, and why they’re dangerous Biblical ways to deal with persecution, spiritual warfare, and other post-conversion issues How to witness to a New Ager

Why Mike s Not a Christian

Why Mike s Not a Christian
Author: Ben Young
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0736918655
ISBN 13: 9780736918657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Mike s Not a Christian Book Review:

Can most believers give a rational explanation for their faith? Have most skeptics ever heard convincing answers to their arguments? Author Ben Young creates an intriguing and insightful dialogue between a skeptic, Mike, and a Christian friend working through Mike's questions with thoughtful, biblical answers. Along the way, readers will discover responses to the most common reasons people say they are not a Christian- It's true for you, but not for me All Christians are hypocrites Evolution is true The Bible is full of myths All paths lead to God, not just one Open-minded skeptics looking for answers or Christians looking for a way to articulate their beliefs more effectively will want this on hand.

The Book of Longings

The Book of Longings
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN 10: 0698408195
ISBN 13: 9780698408197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Longings Book Review:

“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome's occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history. Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.

Letter to a Christian Nation

Letter to a Christian Nation
Author: Sam Harris
Publsiher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0307265773
ISBN 13: 9780307265777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letter to a Christian Nation Book Review:

Argues that the increasing power of Christian fundamentalists in American politics threatens the country's citizens, blames the Bible for promoting intolerance of other faiths, and describes atheism as "an admission of the obvious."

Live Not by Lies

Live Not by Lies
Author: Rod Dreher
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 0593087399
ISBN 13: 9780593087398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Live Not by Lies Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Benedict Option draws on the wisdom of Christian survivors of Soviet persecution to warn American Christians of approaching dangers. For years, émigrés from the former Soviet bloc have been telling Rod Dreher they see telltale signs of "soft" totalitarianism cropping up in America--something more Brave New World than Nineteen Eighty-Four. Identity politics are beginning to encroach on every aspect of life. Civil liberties are increasingly seen as a threat to "safety". Progressives marginalize conservative, traditional Christians, and other dissenters. Technology and consumerism hasten the possibility of a corporate surveillance state. And the pandemic, having put millions out of work, leaves our country especially vulnerable to demagogic manipulation. In Live Not By Lies, Dreher amplifies the alarm sounded by the brave men and women who fought totalitarianism. He explains how the totalitarianism facing us today is based less on overt violence and more on psychological manipulation. He tells the stories of modern-day dissidents--clergy, laity, martyrs, and confessors from the Soviet Union and the captive nations of Europe--who offer practical advice for how to identify and resist totalitarianism in our time. Following the model offered by a prophetic World War II-era pastor who prepared believers in his Eastern European to endure the coming of communism, Live Not By Lies teaches American Christians a method for resistance: • SEE: Acknowledge the reality of the situation. • JUDGE: Assess reality in the light of what we as Christians know to be true. • ACT: Take action to protect truth. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn famously said that one of the biggest mistakes people make is assuming totalitarianism can't happen in their country. Many American Christians are making that mistake today, sleepwalking through the erosion of our freedoms. Live Not By Lies will wake them and equip them for the long resistance.

The Boy who Came Back from Heaven

The Boy who Came Back from Heaven
Author: Kevin Malarkey,Alex Malarkey
Publsiher: Tyndale Momentum
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781414336060
ISBN 13: 1414336063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy who Came Back from Heaven Book Review:

The true story of an ordinary boy's most extraordinary journey following a car accident that left him paralyzed offers new insights on miracles, life beyond this world and the power of a father's love.

One Faith No Longer

One Faith No Longer
Author: George Yancey,Ashlee Quosigk
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN 10: 1479808660
ISBN 13: 9781479808663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Faith No Longer Book Review:

Irreconcilable differences drive the division between progressive and conservative Christians—is there a divorce coming? Much attention has been paid to political polarization in America, but far less to the growing schism between progressive and conservative Christians. In this groundbreaking new book, George Yancey and Ashlee Quosigk offer the provocative contention that progressive and conservative Christianities have diverged so much in their core values that they ought to be thought of as two separate religions. The authors draw on both quantitative data and interviews to uncover how progressive and conservative Christians determine with whom they align themselves religiously, and how they distinguish themselves from each other. They find that progressive Christians emphasize political agreement relating to social justice issues as they determine who is part of their in-group, and focus less on theological agreement. Among conservative Christians, on the other hand, the major concern is whether one agrees with them on core theological points. Progressive and conservative Christians thus use entirely different factors in determining their social identity and moral values. In a time when religion and politics have never seemed so intertwined, One Faith No Longer offers a timely and compelling reframing of an age-old conflict.

Christians in the Age of Outrage

Christians in the Age of Outrage
Author: Ed Stetzer
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1496433645
ISBN 13: 9781496433640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christians in the Age of Outrage Book Review:

Are you tired of reading another news story about Christians supposedly acting at their worst? Today there are too many examples of those claiming to follow Christ being caustic, divisive, and irrational, contributing to dismissals of the Christian faith as hypocritical, self-interested, and politically co-opted. What has happened in our society? One short outrageous video, whether it is true or not, can trigger an avalanche of comments on social media. Welcome to the new age of outrage. In this groundbreaking book featuring new survey research of evangelicals and their relationship to the age of outrage, Ed Stetzer offers a constructive way forward. You won’t want to miss Ed’s insightful analysis of our chaotic age, his commonsensical understanding of the cultural currents, and his compelling challenge to Christians to live in a refreshingly different way.

Faith No More

Faith No More
Author: Phil Zuckerman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 019024884X
ISBN 13: 9780190248840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith No More Book Review:

During his 2009 inaugural speech, President Obama described the United States as a nation of "Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus--and nonbelievers." It was the first time an American president had acknowledged the existence of this rapidly growing segment of the population in such a public forum. And yet the reasons why more and more people are turning away from religion are still poorly understood. In Faith No More, Phil Zuckerman draws on in-depth interviews with people who have left religion to find out what's really behind the process of losing one's faith. According to a 2008 study, so many Americans claim no religion (15%, up from 8% in 1990) that this category now outranks every other religious group except Catholics and Baptists. Exploring the deeper stories within such survey data, Zuckerman shows that leaving one's faith is a highly personal, complex, and drawn-out process. And he finds that, rather than the cliché of the angry, nihilistic atheist, apostates are life-affirming, courageous, highly intelligent and inquisitive, and deeply moral. Zuckerman predicts that this trend toward nonbelief will likely continue and argues that the sooner we recognize that religion is frequently and freely rejected by all sorts of men and women, the sooner our understanding of the human condition will improve. The first book of its kind, Faith No More will appeal to anyone interested in the "New Atheism" and indeed to anyone wishing to more fully understand our changing relationship to religious faith.

Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell
Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN 10: 1501136755
ISBN 13: 9781501136757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heaven and Hell Book Review:

A New York Times bestselling historian of early Christianity takes on two of the most gripping questions of human existence: where did the ideas of heaven and hell come from and why do they endure? What happens when we die? A recent Pew Research poll showed that 72% of Americans believe in a literal heaven and 58% believe in a literal hell. Most people who hold these beliefs are Christian and assume they are the age-old teachings of the Bible. But eternal rewards and punishments are found nowhere in the Old Testament and are not what Jesus or his disciples taught. So where did these ideas come from? In this “eloquent understanding of how death is viewed through many spiritual traditions” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Bart Ehrman recounts the long history of the afterlife, ranging from The Epic of Gilgamesh up to the writings of Augustine, focusing especially on the teachings of Jesus and his early followers. He discusses ancient guided tours of heaven and hell, in which a living person observes the sublime blessings of heaven for those who are saved and the horrifying torments of hell for those who are damned. Some of these accounts take the form of near death experiences, the oldest on record, with intriguing similarities to those reported today. One of Ehrman’s startling conclusions is that there never was a single Greek, Jewish, or Christian understanding of the afterlife, but numerous competing views. Moreover, these views did not come from nowhere; they were intimately connected with the social, cultural, and historical worlds out of which they emerged. Only later, in the early Christian centuries, did they develop into notions of eternal bliss or damnation widely accepted today. In this “elegant history” (The New Yorker), Ehrman helps us reflect on where our ideas of the afterlife come from. With his “richly layered-narrative” (The Boston Globe) he assures us that even if there may be something to hope for when we die, there certainly is nothing to fear.

How to Be a Christian without Going to Church

How to Be a Christian without Going to Church
Author: Kelly Bean
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-06-24
ISBN 10: 1441246533
ISBN 13: 9781441246530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be a Christian without Going to Church Book Review:

As many--young people especially--leave the traditional church in droves, they often still long for a genuine Christian community in which to practice their faith and share their spiritual journeys with others. They want to be faithful but struggle to find a place where they flourish. Whether they've already left the church behind or are merely considering it, readers will find here both heartfelt encouragement and practical steps for finding or creating a community of faith that honors God and offers rest, love, and communion with other believers. Author Kelly Bean broadens our definition of church to include many alternative forms of Christian community. With true stories of those who have given up on church and what they're doing now, this book is also helpful for pastors and churchgoers to help them understand why people leave the church--and what might be done to help them stay.

Why I Am Not a Christian

Why I Am Not a Christian
Author: Bertrand Russell
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-04-20
ISBN 10: 1329567110
ISBN 13: 9781329567115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am Not a Christian Book Review:

Why I am not a Christian and other religious essays: Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?; My Religious Reminiscences;Religion and Metaphysics; Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?; How I Came by My Creed; Or, What I Believe; Why I Am a Rationalist. Bertrand Arthur William Russell,18 May 1872–2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist. In the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism".He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, colleague G. E. Moore, and his protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians. With A. N. Whitehead he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for mathematics.

No More Dragons

No More Dragons
Author: Jim Burgen
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1400205638
ISBN 13: 9781400205639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No More Dragons Book Review:

Becoming a dragon is a dangerously subtle process. You make a long chain of bad choices. The chain gradually wraps around you. Layer by layer, it begins to take on the aspect of scales. One day you glance at yourself in the mirror and a monster is staring back at you. You aren't who you used to be. You aren't who you want to be. You're not who you were created and designed to be. Instead, you're a dragon. When Jim Burgen was nineteen years old, he realized how easy it had been to become a dragon. He knew he didn't want to be one anymore . . . but how? No More Dragons is the story of our common, hopeful journey from dragonhood back to personhood. As Pastor Burgen narrates the remarkable process of reclaiming himself from himself, he implores modern church goers to shake off the trivialities of churchiness in favor of the substantive questions that make a spiritual transformation: “Is Jesus the only one who can undragon people?” “Why don't I like most churches?” “Where is God in difficult times?” “How do you shed decades of gnarly scales?” Some choices will lead you to a better life. Some will kill you. Some choices will add a new layer of scales to your dragon, and some will slough them off. No More Dragons is about asking Christ to deliver you and learning how to obey him.