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:

Explores the principal features of a church or cathedral and what each represents, such as the significance of church layout, the importance of such details as the use of colors or letters, the identity of people and scenes, and the symbolism of animals and plants. Original.

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: 1928374650XXX
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.

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?

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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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: 2014-04-10
ISBN 10: 9781617590894
ISBN 13: 1617590894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Your Church Doesn t Want You to Read Book Review:

An enlightening anthology by world-renowned theologians, historians and researchers that exposes and challenges misrepresentations and age-old beliefs. With an introduction by ABC Radio Talk Show Host Bill Jenkins.

Pocket Guide to How to Read a Church

Pocket Guide to How to Read a Church
Author: Richard Taylor,Professor 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:

This guide to how to interpret the common images and meanings in church art and architecture explains how to identify people, scenes, details and their significance, and explores the symbolism of different animals, plants, colours, numbers and letters. Full colour photographs show all key features and details.

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.

Called to Be Church

Called to Be Church
Author: Anthony B. Robinson,Robert W. Wall
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2006-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780802860651
ISBN 13: 0802860656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Called to Be Church Book Review:

What makes the authentic markers of the church? The biblical book of Acts not only insistently raises this question but also provides resources to help congregations answer it. In Called to be Church, biblical scholar Rob Wall and pastoral leader Tony Robinson join together to make Acts available as a source of renewal and transformation for the Christian church today. Featuring both careful exegetical study and exciting contemporary exposition, Called to be Church explores twelve familiar stories from Acts. In addressing these stories it dives into many of the most vexing issues faced by the church in Acts and now again in the twenty-first century — issues of sexuality, money, exclusion, conflict in the church, pluralism, and the role of the Holy Spirit. Through it all Acts challenges the church to stay connected to its Jewish legacy and to be a people set apart. Called to be Church will inspire those involved with the church to see themselves as part of God's story in our time.

Why Read Church History

Why Read Church History
Author: J. Philip Arthur
Publsiher: Banner of Truth
Total Pages: 135
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 Scripture with the Church Fathers

Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers
Author: Christopher A. Hall
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2009-08-20
ISBN 10: 0830876642
ISBN 13: 9780830876648
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.

Church of Cowards

Church of Cowards
Author: Matt Walsh
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 1621579212
ISBN 13: 9781621579212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Church of Cowards Book Review:

What Would You Surrender for God? Christians in the Middle East, in much of Asia, and in Africa are still being martyred for the faith, but how many American Christians are willing to lay down their smartphones, let alone their lives, for the faith? Being a Christian in America doesn’t require much these days. Suburban megachurches are more like entertainment venues than places to worship God. The lives that American “Christians” lead aren’t much different from those of their atheist neighbors, and their knowledge of theology isn’t much better either. Matt Walsh of The Daily Wire exposes the pitiful state of Christianity in America today, lays out the stakes for us, our families, and our eternal salvation, and invites us to a faith that’s a lot less easy and comfortable—but that’s more real and actually worth something. The spiritual junk food we’re stuffing ourselves with is never going to satisfy. As St. Augustine said over a millennium ago, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him. Only God Himself can make our lives anything but ultimately meaningless and empty. And we will never get anywhere near Him if we refuse to take up our cross and follow Jesus. This rousing call to the real adventure of a living faith is a wake-up call to complacent Christians and a rallying cry for anyone dissatisfied with a lukewarm faith.

Autopsy of a Deceased Church

Autopsy of a Deceased Church
Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 143368392X
ISBN 13: 9781433683923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autopsy of a Deceased Church Book Review:

Presents twelve lessons on keeping a church alive, discussing the consistent themes the author found in dying churches.

Leaving Church

Leaving Church
Author: Barbara Brown Taylor
Publsiher: Canterbury Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-25
ISBN 10: 1848253575
ISBN 13: 9781848253575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaving Church Book Review:

Tells how a renowned preacher left her ministry to rediscover the authentic heart of her faith. A moving reflection on keeping faith amidst the relentless demands of modern life.

Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church

Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church
Author: Ronald E. Heine
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN 10: 0801027772
ISBN 13: 9780801027772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church Book Review:

Examines the role played by the Old Testament in the formation of early Christian thinking.

Quit Church

Quit Church
Author: Chris Sonksen
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 1493407791
ISBN 13: 9781493407798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quit Church Book Review:

Let's face it. Church isn't working. We hear sermons about the abundant life Jesus promised, but how many of us are actually living it? How many of our churches are thriving? How many people in our congregations are experiencing God's blessings? Maybe it's time to call it quits. Quit church? Well, not exactly. Drawing from his experience coaching hundreds of churches toward true growth, Chris Sonksen calls on us to quit our casual, cultural commitment to church as we know it. No more half-hearted attempts to win the favor of God and other people by doing the right thing. No more doing things out of a sense of duty. Instead, Sonksen reveals the spiritual habits that release the blessings of God, both on each individual and on the church. He explains why we struggle to put these practices into action and gives practical solutions to move us forward into health, growth, and maturity.

I Am a Church Member

I Am a Church Member
Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 79
Release: 2013-05
ISBN 10: 1433679736
ISBN 13: 9781433679735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am a Church Member Book Review:

Best-selling author Thom S. Rainer (Simple Church) shows how being an effective church member has more to do with maintaining a healthy biblical attitude than it does worrying over functional issues.

Rediscover Church

Rediscover Church
Author: Collin Hansen,Jonathan Leeman
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-07-28
ISBN 10: 1433579596
ISBN 13: 9781433579592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rediscover Church Book Review:

“A Christian without a church is a Christian in trouble.” Since a global pandemic abruptly closed places of worship, many Christians have skipped church life, even neglecting virtual services. But this was a trend even before COVID-19. Polarizing issues, including political and racial strife, convinced some people to pull away from the church and one another. Now it’s time to recommit to gathering as brothers and sisters in Christ. In Rediscover Church, Collin Hansen and Jonathan Leeman discuss why church is essential for believers and God’s mission. Through biblical references and personal stories, they show readers God’s true intention for corporate gathering: to spiritually strengthen members as individuals and the body of Christ. In an age of church-shopping and livestreamed services, rediscover why the future of the church relies on believers gathering regularly as the family of God. Published in partnership with the Gospel Coalition and 9Marks.

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.

Disappearing Church

Disappearing Church
Author: Mark Sayers
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 0802493467
ISBN 13: 9780802493460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disappearing Church Book Review:

When church and culture look the same... For the many Christians eager to prove we can be both holy and cool, cultural pressures are too much. We either compartmentalize our faith or drift from it altogether—into a world that’s so alluring. Have you wondered lately: Why does the Western church look so much like the world? Why are so many of my friends leaving the faith? How can we get back to our roots? Disappearing Church will help you sort through concerns like these, guiding you in a thoughtful, faithful, and hopeful response. Weaving together art, history, and theology, pastor and cultural observer Mark Sayers reminds us that real growth happens when the church embraces its countercultural witness, not when it blends in. It’s like Jesus said long ago, “If the salt loses its saltiness, it is no longer good for anything…”

This Is the Church

This Is the Church
Author: Sarah Raymond Cunningham
Publsiher: Beaming Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 1506470548
ISBN 13: 9781506470542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is the Church Book Review:

Here is the church, here is the steeple . . . This update to the classic children's rhyme is an introduction to church for a new era, a whirlwind tour through all the wonderful things church can be and do and mean. From megachurches to little chapels to underground meetings, from welcoming to helping to feeding the hungry, church can be and do a lot of things. But ultimately that old rhyme said it best: the church is the people! With gently rhyming text by Sarah Raymond Cunningham and the vibrant and diverse illustrations of Ariel Landy, This Is the Church is an ideal gift for baptisms, confirmations, or any occasion in which children are welcomed into the life of the body of Christ.