The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
Author: Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9781884527821
ISBN 13: 1884527825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert Book Review:

"Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum. And then, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down -- the idea that Christianity, a religion that she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was. That idea seemed to fly in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a train wreck at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could."--Back cover.

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
Author: Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9781884527814
ISBN 13: 1884527817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert Book Review:

"Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum. And then, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down -- the idea that Christianity, a religion that she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was. That idea seemed to fly in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a train wreck at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could."--Back cover.

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
Author: Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Publsiher: Crown and Covenant Publications
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2012-04-25
ISBN 10: 9781884527388
ISBN 13: 1884527388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert Book Review:

Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. There, her partner rehabilitated abandoned and abused dogs. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum. And then, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down -- the idea that Christianity, a religion that she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was, an idea that flew in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a "train wreck" at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could. - Publisher.

Openness Unhindered

Openness Unhindered
Author: Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781884527999
ISBN 13: 188452799X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Openness Unhindered Book Review:

Terms like same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gay Christian are part of daily discourse; yet enormous controversy surrounds them. They are the stuff of news headlines and vitriolic social media posts. But they also reflect stirrings of the heart in real people with real questions and concerns. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, once a leftist professor in a committed lesbian relationship and now a confessional Christian, but always the thoughtful and compassionate professor, has written a followup to The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. This book answers many of the questions people pose when she speaks at universities and churches, questions not only about her unlikely conversion to Christ but about personal struggles that the questioners only dare to ask someone else who has traveled a long and painful journey. Dr. Butterfield not only goes to great lengths to clarify some of today's key controversies, she also traces their history and defines the terms that have become second nature today-even going back to God's original design for marriage and sexuality as found in the Bible. She cuts to the heart of the problems and points the way to the solution, which includes a challenge to the church to be all that God intended it to be, and for each person to find the true freedom that is found in Christ. --

Out of a Far Country

Out of a Far Country
Author: Christopher Yuan,Angela Yuan
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-05-03
ISBN 10: 0307729362
ISBN 13: 9780307729361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of a Far Country Book Review:

Over 100,000 copies sold! Coming Out, Then Coming Home Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control—and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her. Years of heartbreak, confusion, and prayer followed before the Yuans found a place of complete surrender, which is God’s desire for all families. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of both mother and son, offers hope for anyone affected by homosexuality. God calls all who are lost to come home to him. Casting a compelling vision for holy sexuality, Out of a Far Country speaks to prodigals, parents of prodigals, and those wanting to minister to the gay community. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” - Luke 15:20 Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection and group use.

The Gospel Comes With a House Key A Critical Review

The Gospel Comes With a House Key  A Critical Review
Author: Hiram R. Diaz III
Publsiher: Scripturalist Publications
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gospel Comes With a House Key A Critical Review Book Review:

The Christian church is facing many opponents to its historical teachings on sexuality in the world and within its own walls. Because of this, many have sought out the help of Christians who testify to having been saved out of the LGBTQ lifestyle. Among those whose counsel is being diligently sought and extolled is Dr. Rosaria Butterfield. Given her former life as a Lesbian, leftist, postmodern academic, Butterfield seems to offer helpful insight into LGBTQ matters, as well as present Christians with helpful advice they can implement in evangelistic encounters and relationships. However, a critical analysis of her book and some of her related writings demonstrates rather clearly that Butterfield's doctrine of hospitality is her deeply rooted postmodern philosophical and feminist-theological beliefs, all of which stand in contradiction to the clear teachings of Scripture. In The Gospel Comes With A House Key: A Critical Review, Hiram R. Diaz III gives a careful, sustained, and detailed analysis of Butterfield's book, and warns Christians that it is neither helpful nor neutral but, in reality, a means whereby pro-LGBTQ "Christianity" can weaken the walls of sound doctrine and pave the way for more radical, "inclusive" theologies of sexuality.

The Gospel Comes with a House Key

The Gospel Comes with a House Key
Author: Rosaria Butterfield
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN 10: 1433557894
ISBN 13: 9781433557897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gospel Comes with a House Key Book Review:

What did God use to draw a radical, committed unbeliever to himself? Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, since she had her doctorate in literature, did he use something in print? No, God used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, simply, and authentically. With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, think, believe, and act differently from us into our everyday, sometimes messy lives—helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like.

The Divine Commodity

The Divine Commodity
Author: Skye Jethani
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0310283752
ISBN 13: 9780310283751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divine Commodity Book Review:

The human imagination is the key battleground in the conflict between the kingdom of God and the consumer culture. Drawing from the vivid imaginations of Impressionist painters, particularly Vincent van Gogh, each chapter of The Divine Commodity uses personal narrative, biblical exposition, and cultural observation to show how consumerism has shaped our faith, and then challenges the reader to use their sanctified imagination to envision an alternative way of expressing the Christian life in our

Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford
Author: Carolyn Weber
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-02-04
ISBN 10: 0849949319
ISBN 13: 9780849949319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surprised by Oxford Book Review:

"Well written, often poignant and surprisingly relatable." - Kirkus Reviews "A hugely readable journey of cultural and spiritual discovery, sparkling with wit and wisdom." - Alister McGrath "Carolyn Weber's memoir reads like a fast-paced novel. I loved the humor, skillful use of language and her compelling account of her steps to finding God at Oxford. I was totally captivated from beginning to end." - Marilyn Meberg Surprised by Oxford is the memoir of a skeptical agnostic who comes to a dynamic personal faith in God during graduate studies in literature at Oxford University. Carolyn Weber arrives at Oxford a feminist from a loving but broken family, suspicious of men and intellectually hostile to all things religious. As she grapples with her God-shaped void alongside the friends, classmates, and professors she meets, she tackles big questions in search of Truth, love, and a life that matters. From issues of fatherhood, feminism, doubt, doctrine, and love, Weber explores the intricacies of coming to faith with an aching honesty and insight echoing that of the poets and writers she studied. Rich with illustration and literary references, Surprised by Oxford is at once gritty and lyrical; both humorous and spiritually perceptive. This savvy, credible account of Christian conversion and its after-effects follows the calendar year and events of the school year as it entertains, informs, and promises to engage even the most skeptical and unlikely reader. "Surprised by Oxford is a sprightly contribution to the genre of spiritual memoirs in the vein of C.S. Lewis's Surprised by Joy and Lauren F. Winner's Girl Meets God. Carolyn Weber is an unconventional thinker whose engagingly told faith journey will speak to folks who still believe that thoughtful people cannot be Christian." - Lyle W. Dorsett

The Way to Pentecost

The Way to Pentecost
Author: Samuel Chadwick
Publsiher: CLC Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1619580969
ISBN 13: 9781619580961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way to Pentecost Book Review:

As the young pastor of a self-satisfied English congregation in the 1880s, Samuel Chadwick was so frustrated over his lack of power in the pulpit that he collected his sermons in a pile and set fire to them. The result was immediate: The Holy Spirit fell on him.

Same Sex Attraction and the Church

Same Sex Attraction and the Church
Author: Ed Shaw
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2015-11-09
ISBN 10: 0830899790
ISBN 13: 9780830899791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Same Sex Attraction and the Church Book Review:

When Christians have same-sex attraction, how should the church respond? Pastor Ed Shaw experiences same-sex attraction, and yet he is committed to Scripture and the church's traditional position on sexuality. In this honest book, he shares his own experiences and shows us that obedience to Jesus is ultimately the only way to experience life to the full.

Delighting in God

Delighting in God
Author: Delighting in God,AW Tozer
Publsiher: DIGITAL FIRE
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-11-11
ISBN 10: 9389716527
ISBN 13: 9789389716528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delighting in God Book Review:

Delighting in God by AW Tozer, an American Christian pastor, author, magazine editor, and spiritual mentor, offers understanding towards your life's purpose by better understanding God. It is the message Tozer intended to be the follow-up to “The Knowledge of the Holy.” He demonstrates how the attributes of God, those things God has revealed about himself, are a way to understand the Christian life of worship and service. Because we were created in the image of God, to understand who we are, we need to understand who God is and allow His character and nature to be reflected through us. We are here to serve and adore Him, and we can only fulfill that role by acknowledging who He is. This is the essence of the Christian life and the source of all our fulfillment, joy, and comfort. “Unless we get to know what God is like, unless we know God, we will accept all the superficial nonsense that passes for Christianity today. Our perception of God determines our perception of worship.” ― A.W. Tozer, Delighting in God “The prevailing condition among Christians today, as I see it, is that there is a sense of God’s absence among us. Many believe in God. Many worship God and even sing about Him. But it is almost as if He is not there. This has brought Christianity down below any other religion in the world.” ― A.W. Tozer, Delighting in God.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN 10: 0307371123
ISBN 13: 9780307371126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life of Pi Book Review:

Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Core 52

Core 52
Author: Mark E. Moore
Publsiher: WaterBrook Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0525653252
ISBN 13: 9780525653257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Core 52 Book Review:

In just fifteen minutes a day, you can master the 52 most important verses in the Bible in a year. While there are lots of one-year Bible reading plans, few help you understand the words that you're reading. What if we could introduce you to a Bible reading plan that would dramatically increase your mastery of the Bible in one year? Mark Moore coaches you through 52 of the Bible's most important verses. These are the "core" of the Bible. Each verse clears the path to master and manage dozens of other verses that run along the same principle path. At the end of this journey, you will move from curiosity about the Bible to competence in the Bible. It is the quickest onramp to understanding the whole of God's Word for your life.

Stitches

Stitches
Author: Anne Lamott
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 0698147855
ISBN 13: 9780698147850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stitches Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller from the author of Dusk, Night, Dawn, Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Almost Everything “Lamott’s …most insightful book yet, Stitches offers plenty of her characteristic witty wisdom…this slim, readable volume [is] a lens on life, widening and narrowing, encouraging each reader to reflect on what it is, after all, that really matters.”—People What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to what’s sustaining, when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable? These questions lie at the heart of Stitches, Lamott’s profound follow-up to her New York Times–bestselling Help, Thanks, Wow. In this book Lamott explores how we find meaning and peace in these loud and frantic times; where we start again after personal and public devastation; how we recapture wholeness after loss; and how we locate our true identities in this frazzled age. We begin, Lamott says, by collecting the ripped shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and sewing them back together, one stitch at a time. It’s in these stitches that the quilt of life begins, and embedded in them are strength, warmth, humor, and humanity.

Reading Between the Lines

Reading Between the Lines
Author: Gene Edward Veith Jr.
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-31
ISBN 10: 1433529351
ISBN 13: 9781433529351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Between the Lines Book Review:

A guidebook for those who want to cultivate literary taste— knowing how to recognize and benefit from books that are spiritually and aesthetically good. Literary expert Gene Veith helps book lovers better understand what they read as he explains how each major literary genre communicates. Showing how comedy, tragedy, realism, and fantasy can portray the Christian worldview, Veith delves into related topics such as the value of fairy tales, the tragic and the comic sense of life, the contrast between the classical and the Hebraic traditions, and the role of postmodernity (a subject of vital importance to Christians). Introducing readers to writers past and present, Veith helps Christians to influence culture from an educated perspective and get more out of their reading.

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
Author: Christopher Yuan
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 073529092X
ISBN 13: 9780735290921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel Book Review:

From the author of Out of a Far Country, which details his dramatic conversion from an agnostic gay man who put his identity in his sexuality to a Bible professor who now puts his identity in Christ alone, comes a gospel-centered discussion of sex, desire, and relationships. Dr. Christopher Yuan explores the concept of holy sexuality--chastity in singleness or faithfulness in marriage--in a practical and relevant manner, equipping readers with an accessible yet robust theology of sexuality. Whether you want to share Christ with a loved one who identifies as gay or you're wrestling with questions of identity yourself, this book will help you better understand sexuality in light of God's grand story and realize that holy sexuality is actually good news for all.

The Armageddon Factor

The Armageddon Factor
Author: Marci McDonald
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0307356477
ISBN 13: 9780307356475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Armageddon Factor Book Review:

In her new book, award-winning journalist Marci McDonald draws back the curtain on the mysterious world of the right-wing Christian nationalist movement in Canada and its many ties to the Conservative government of Stephen Harper. To most Canadians, the politics of the United States — where fundamentalist Christians wield tremendous power and culture wars split the country — seem too foreign to ever happen here. ButThe Armageddon Factorshows that the Canadian Christian right — infuriated by the legalization of same-sex marriage and the increasing secularization of society — has been steadily and stealthily building organizations, alliances and contacts that have put them close to the levers of power and put the government of Canada in their debt. Determined to outlaw homosexuality and abortion, and to restore Canada to what they see as its divinely determined destiny to be a nation ruled by Christian laws and precepts, this group of true believers has moved the country far closer to the American mix of politics and religion than most Canadians would ever believe. McDonald’s book explores how a web of evangelical far-right Christians have built think-tanks and foundations that play a prominent role in determining policy for the Conservative government of Canada. She shows how Biblical belief has allowed Christians to put dozens of MPs in office and to build a power base across the country, across cultures and even across religions. “What drives that growing Christian nationalist movement is its adherents’ conviction that the end times foretold in the book of Revelation are at hand,” writes McDonald. “Braced for an impending apocalypse, they feel impelled to ensure that Canada assumes a unique, scripturally ordained role in the final days before the Second Coming — and little else.” The Armageddon Factorshows how the religious right’s influence on the Harper government has led to hugely important but little-known changes in everything from foreign policy and the makeup of the courts to funding for scientific research and social welfare programs like daycare. And the book also shows that the religious influence is here to stay, regardless of which party ends up in government. For those who thought the religious right in Canada was confined to rural areas and the west, this book is an eye-opener, outlining to what extent the corridors of power in Ottawa are now populated by true believers. For anyone who assumed that the American religious right stopped at the border,The Armageddon Factorexplains how US money and evangelists have infiltrated Canadian politics. This book should be essential reading for Canadians of every religious belief or political stripe. Indeed,The Armageddon Factorshould persuade every Canadian that, with the growth of such a movement, the future direction of the country is at stake. From the Hardcover edition.

Loves God Likes Girls

Loves God  Likes Girls
Author: Sally Gary
Publsiher: Leafwood Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780891123590
ISBN 13: 0891123598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loves God Likes Girls Book Review:

No other issue has been more divisive in families and in faith communities than homosexuality. Rather than providing "cookie-cutter" answers as to why someone experiences same-sex attraction and how to "make it go away," "Loves God, Likes Girls" simply explores one woman's perspective on the multitude of experiences over a lifetime that impact the development of sexuality. Sally Gary's story offers hope and redemption for families torn apart by this issue. Through stories, Sally shares some of the painful and confusing lies she grew up believing about herself that shaped her views of femininity and her ability to form healthy relationships with both men and women. The book emphasizes that those who experience same-sex attraction need safe places to explore questions, to find community, and to grow deeper in relationship with God.

Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt
Author: Jeanette Howard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780825460012
ISBN 13: 0825460018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Egypt Book Review:

Now in its fifth printing, an invaluable support for women struggling with their sexual identity...and those who want to help.