For the Beauty of the Church

For the Beauty of the Church
Author: W. David O. Taylor
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781441207760
ISBN 13: 1441207767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Beauty of the Church Book Review:

Think of your local church. Without art--music, song, dance, etc.--it would be a much poorer place. But if protestants have any vision for the arts, it tends to be a thin one. This unique book is an attempt to contribute to a robust, expansive vision for the church and the arts. Its specific aim is to show how the many parts of the landscape of church and art hold together. You can think of it as a kind of helicopter flyover, but one with expert pilots. The guides include the likes of Eugene Peterson, Lauren Winner, Jeremy Begbie, Andy Crouch, and John Witvliet, helping to inspire readers and empower pastor-leaders with a vision of the church and the arts that is compelling, far-seeing, and profoundly transformative.

The Beautiful Community

The Beautiful Community
Author: Irwyn L. Ince Jr.
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 0830853413
ISBN 13: 9780830853410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beautiful Community Book Review:

The church is at its best when it pursues the biblical value of unity in diversity. Pastor and theologian Irwyn Ince boldly unpacks the reasons for our divisions while gently guiding us toward our true hope for wholeness and reconciliation. To heal our fractured humanity, we must cultivate spiritual practices that help us pursue beautiful community.

The Loveliest Place

The Loveliest Place
Author: Dustin W. Benge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781433574955
ISBN 13: 1433574950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Loveliest Place Book Review:

"The church--which was created by God, bought by Jesus, and empowered by the Holy Spirit--exists to be a reflection of God's indescribable love. Learn to see beyond the methodology and structure into the church's eternal beauty with this theologically robust book"--

For the Beauty of the Church

For the Beauty of the Church
Author: W. David O. Taylor
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780801071911
ISBN 13: 0801071917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Beauty of the Church Book Review:

Think of your local church. Without art--music, song, dance, etc.--it would be a much poorer place. But if protestants have any vision for the arts, it tends to be a thin one. This unique book is an attempt to contribute to a robust, expansive vision for the church and the arts. Its specific aim is to show how the many parts of the landscape of church and art hold together. You can think of it as a kind of helicopter flyover, but one with expert pilots. The guides include the likes of Eugene Peterson, Lauren Winner, Jeremy Begbie, Andy Crouch, and John Witvliet, helping to inspire readers and empower pastor-leaders with a vision of the church and the arts that is compelling, far-seeing, and profoundly transformative.

So Beautiful

So Beautiful
Author: Leonard Sweet
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781434799791
ISBN 13: 1434799794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So Beautiful Book Review:

In this seminal work, Sweet shares how three strands form the church: missional, relational, and incarnational. He calls for the re-union of these three essential, complementary components of Christian life.

The Gospel

The Gospel
Author: Ray Ortlund
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-04-30
ISBN 10: 143354086X
ISBN 13: 9781433540868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gospel Book Review:

How does the church portray the beauty of Christ? The gospel is the greatest message of all time addressing the greatest need of all people. However, the good news about Jesus does more than just promise eternal life to all who believe. In the latest addition to the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series, pastor Ray Ortlund explains the gospel’s power to transform individuals from the inside out and create beautiful human relationships. This short book helps readers experience the power of God as they are encouraged to trust in Christ and allow him to transform their beliefs, perspectives, and practices. For everyone who wants to be true to the Bible and honest with themselves, this book offers a practical guide to the fundamental teachings of the gospel and how they affect our relationships with others.

The Spirit and the Body

The Spirit and the Body
Author: Witness Lee
Publsiher: Living Stream Ministry
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1976-01-01
ISBN 10: 0870834665
ISBN 13: 9780870834660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Broken but Beautiful

Broken but Beautiful
Author: Joseph P. Conway
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2020-11-06
ISBN 10: 1725271478
ISBN 13: 9781725271470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broken but Beautiful Book Review:

American church participation has plummeted in recent decades. Abuse scandals and hypocrisy hang in the air. Weekly, I talk to friends and neighbors who have left church, even as many still identify as Christians. I get what they're saying. When I consider the pain that so many have experienced in church life, the body of Christ sure seems broken. It's no wonder many don't find church to be worth it. But maybe there's more to the story. As a child, my family experienced deep crisis. I felt alone and vulnerable. Into that void, the church stepped in. I discovered a family, a people that have my back and forever changed my life. Even now, I see tangible ways the church works for the common good. The church possesses a resilient beauty that continually pushes through the brokenness. If we love Jesus, we have to eventually ask what Jesus loves. Surprising to me at times, Jesus loves the church, despite her brokenness. If we learn to see what Jesus sees, we'll discover a powerful, often untapped means towards human flourishing. No other social group offers what the church offers. Yes, the church is broken, but there's more. She's beautiful.

Why Would Anyone Go to Church

Why Would Anyone Go to Church
Author: Kevin Makins
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1493423460
ISBN 13: 9781493423460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Would Anyone Go to Church Book Review:

There are plenty of reasons to criticize, judge, and even walk away from the church. Many of us have been hurt and rejected. We may see church as insular and irrelevant. Despite this, Kevin Makins believes that the church still matters--perhaps more than ever. When Kevin was 23 and didn't know any better, he started a congregation with some friends who were on the edge of faith. Together they hoped to discover if the church was worth fighting for. In this brutally honest account, he shares their story of becoming a community of misfits, outcasts, and oddballs who would learn that, even with all its faults, the church is worth being a part of . . . and must be reclaimed for good. If you've been burned or burned out by the church, if you've been silenced or misunderstood, if you've left or never even joined in the first place, this candid, hopeful book is your invitation to consider what you miss out on when you give up on church--and what the church misses out on when it gives up on you.

Sensing Beauty

Sensing Beauty
Author: John Dykstra Eusden,John H. Westerhoff
Publsiher: Pilgrim Press
Total Pages: 102
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780829812428
ISBN 13: 0829812423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensing Beauty Book Review:

The authors present a view of aesthetics and Christianity that is an alternative to movements of post-modernity. Going beyond philosophical conundrums, their work probes what aesthetics reveals about beauty and truth, and how it affects the human spirit and the church.

The Church Building as a Sacred Place

The Church Building as a Sacred Place
Author: Duncan Stroik
Publsiher: Liturgy Training Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1595250379
ISBN 13: 9781595250377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Church Building as a Sacred Place Book Review:

This collection of twenty-three essays by Duncan Stroik shows the development and consistency of his architectural vision. Packed with informative essays and over 170 photographs, this collection clearly articulates the Church’s architectural tradition.

Red Lip Theology

Red Lip Theology
Author: Candice Marie Benbow
Publsiher: Convergent Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2022-01-18
ISBN 10: 0593238478
ISBN 13: 9780593238479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Lip Theology Book Review:

A moving essay collection promoting freedom, self-love, and divine wholeness for Black women and opening new levels of understanding and ideological transformation for non-Black women and allies “Candice Marie Benbow is a once-in-a-generation theologian, the kind who, having ground dogma into dust with the fine point of a stiletto, leads us into the wide-open spaces of faith.”—Brittney Cooper, author of Eloquent Rage and co-editor of The Crunk Feminist Collection Blurring the boundaries of righteous and irreverent, Red Lip Theology invites us to discover freedom in a progressive Christian faith that incorporates activism, feminism, and radical authenticity. Essayist and theologian Candice Marie Benbow’s essays explore universal themes like heartache, loss, forgiveness, and sexuality, and she unflinchingly empowers women who struggle with feeling loved and nurtured by church culture. Benbow writes powerfully about experiences at the heart of her Black womanhood. In honoring her single mother’s love and triumphs—and mourning her unexpected passing—she finds herself forced to shed restrictions she’d been taught to place on her faith practice. And by embracing alternative spirituality and womanist theology, and confronting staid attitudes on body positivity and LGBTQ+ rights, Benbow challenges religious institutions, faith leaders, and communities to reimagine how faith can be a tool of liberation and transformation for women and girls.

Visual Arts in the Worshiping Church

Visual Arts in the Worshiping Church
Author: Lisa DeBoer
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-12-17
ISBN 10: 1467446890
ISBN 13: 9781467446891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Arts in the Worshiping Church Book Review:

Although numerous studies have examined biblical and theological rationales for using the visual arts in worship, this book by Lisa J. DeBoer fills in a piece of the picture missing so far — the social dimensions of both our churches and the various art worlds represented in our congregations. The first part of the book looks at Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Protestantism in turn — including case studies of specific congregations — showing how each tradition’s use of the visual arts reveals an underlying ecclesiology. DeBoer then focuses on six themes that emerge when Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant uses of the visual arts are examined together — the arts as expressions of the church’s local and universal character, the meanings attributed to particular styles of art for the church, the role of the arts in enculturating the gospel, and more. DeBoer’s Visual Arts in the Worshiping Church will focus and deepen the thinking of pastors, worship leaders, artists, students, and laypeople regarding what the arts might do in the midst of their congregations.

A Royal Waste of Time

A Royal Waste of Time
Author: Marva J. Dawn
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 377
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780802845863
ISBN 13: 080284586X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Royal Waste of Time Book Review:

Following up on her Reaching Out without Dumbing Down, Marva Dawn here insists that churches need to engage in a serious process of community discernment concerning worship in order to employ the best tools and forms, and she offers extensive reflections to further the discussion. Each part of A Royal "Waste" of Time begins with a sample Scripture-based sermon since Dawn emphasizes that the church's worship must follow biblical guidelines and form a biblical people.

Running Mascara

Running Mascara
Author: Tiffany Wasson
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2016-02-24
ISBN 10: 9781498464888
ISBN 13: 1498464882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running Mascara Book Review:

When most people meet Jesus for the first time, they are wild and free, passionate and ready to embrace their Savior, which also means coming face-to-face with their brokenness. They are not ashamed to admit that they need Jesus to fix them. However, over time in their Christian walk, they start to forget the simple fact that all people are shattered glass and in constant need for Jesus to be the glue to hold them together. They start to play God and fashion themselves to be a perfect picture of what they think a Christian should look like in order to fit into the kingdom of God and do His work. The danger in this downward spiral is that not only does it cause Christ followers to fall because they are trying to fix themselves, but it also keeps new people from coming into the kingdom of God. Nonbelievers may feel as if they are not good enough. Playing the perfect Christian or church is a dangerous playground. The bride of Christ must embrace its constant need for the Savior so that more people will fall in love with Him, the one who seeks the broken to heal them and set them free. Do you find yourself running the hamster wheel of trying to be the perfect Christian? Are you exhausted and feel like if you let your foot slip just once, you will disappoint Jesus and turn the church away from your side? Trust me when I say that you can be free from the vicious cycle of perfectionism. Are you ready to embrace your brokenness and your constant need for a Savior? Only by learning this truth will you truly be set free. Freedom is near. Can you feel it?"

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Author: Catholic Church
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 825
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 0385508190
ISBN 13: 9780385508193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catechism of the Catholic Church Book Review:

This updated second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church incorporates all the final modifications made in the complete, official Latin text, accompanied by line-by-line explanations of orthodox Catholicism, summaries of each section, a detailed index, extensive cross-references, and helpful footnotes.

A Church for All

A Church for All
Author: Gayle E. Pitman
Publsiher: Albert Whitman & Company
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 0807511803
ISBN 13: 9780807511800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Church for All Book Review:

On Sunday morning, we gather together. We are every color. Every age. Rich and poor. Our church is open, affirming, and accepting. We believe in love instead of hate. There’s room for everyone! This book celebrates a spiritual community that embraces all people—no matter their age, race, class, gender identity, or sexual orientation—in love and faith.

The Red Monastery Church

The Red Monastery Church
Author: Elizabeth S. Bolman
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300212305
ISBN 13: 9780300212303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Monastery Church Book Review:

This landmark, interdisciplinary publication of the Red Monastery church, the most important Christian monument in Egypt's Nile Valley, highlights its remarkable and newly conserved paintings and architectural sculpture.

Why We Love the Church

Why We Love the Church
Author: Kevin L. DeYoung,Ted A. Kluck
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-06-24
ISBN 10: 1575673533
ISBN 13: 9781575673530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Love the Church Book Review:

This book presents the case for loving the local church. It paints a picture of the local church in all its biblical and real life guts, gaffes, and glory in an effort to edify local congregations and entice the disaffected back to the fold. It also provides a solid biblical mandate to love and be part of the body of Christ and counteract the "leave church" books that trumpet rebellion and individual felt needs. Why We Love the Church is written for four kinds of people - the Committed, the Disgruntled, the Waffling & the Disconnected.

The United Negro His Problems and His Progress

The United Negro  His Problems and His Progress
Author: Irvine Garland Penn,John Wesley Edward Bowen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 600
Release: 1902
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCD:31175035176315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United Negro His Problems and His Progress Book Review: