Why Faith Matters

Why Faith Matters
Author: David J. Wolpe
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 0061982474
ISBN 13: 9780061982477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Faith Matters Book Review:

Why Faith Matters is an articulate defense of religion in America. It makes the case for faith and shows its relationship to history and science. Refuting the cold reason of atheists and the hatred of fanatics with a vision of religion informed by faith, love, and understanding, Rabbi David J. Wolpe follows in a literary tradition that stretches from Cardinal Newman to C. S. Lewis to Thomas Merton—individuals of faith who brought religion and culture together in their own works. Wolpe takes readers through the origins and nature of faith, the role of the Bible in modern life, and the compatibility of God and science, concluding with a powerful argument for the place of God, faith, and religion in today's world.

Why Faith Matters

Why Faith Matters
Author: David J. Wolpe
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780061633355
ISBN 13: 0061633356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Faith Matters Book Review:

Why Faith Matters is an articulate defense of religion in America. It makes the case for faith and shows its relationship to history and science. Refuting the cold reason of atheists and the hatred of fanatics with a vision of religion informed by faith, love, and understanding, Rabbi David J. Wolpe follows in a literary tradition that stretches from Cardinal Newman to C. S. Lewis to Thomas Merton—individuals of faith who brought religion and culture together in their own works. Wolpe takes readers through the origins and nature of faith, the role of the Bible in modern life, and the compatibility of God and science, concluding with a powerful argument for the place of God, faith, and religion in today's world.

Faith Matters

Faith Matters
Author: Kerry Walters
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2019-06-17
ISBN 10: 1532670370
ISBN 13: 9781532670374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith Matters Book Review:

In a day in which Christians too often reduce faith to mere sentimentality and atheists decry it as superstitious nonsense, Fr. Kerry Walters offers a series of reflections intended to show that, indeed, faith matters. Drawn from his popular weekly newspaper column “Faith Matters,” these short meditations explore Christian faith from the perspectives of doctrine, spirituality, ethics, politics, art and science, the saints, and the holy seasons that mark the Christian year and set the rhythm of Christian living.

Better Than Happy

Better Than Happy
Author: Jody Moore
Publsiher: Faith Matters
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN 10: 9781953677082
ISBN 13: 1953677088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Than Happy Book Review:

Our unconscious thought patterns determine our relationships, our spiritual life and our connection to God to a much greater extent than we know. That's an alarming thought, because the subconscious mind is a mysterious realm that is really difficult to access and influence...right? No. It's really not! And it's the most urgent and impactful thing we can do. This book will show you how. How do I choose faith over fear when my loved ones are making poor choices? Why don't I feel happier if I'm reading and praying like I've been taught? How can I stop feeling like I'm just not good enough? What am I to do when my spouse is judgmental of me? How do I trust in Christ when everything seems to be falling apart? Get answers to these and other tough questions in the context of Christ-centered principles throughout this book. Jody Moore is a Master Certified Life Coach who has taught and coached tens of thousands of women through her in-person and online workshops and podcast. She brings her characteristic clarity, wisdom, humor and disarming honesty to this groundbreaking book. In Better Than Happy, Jody shows how a simple 5-step model she uses in every session with her clients can reveal the unconscious patterns of thoughts that keep us from deeper and healthier connection with ourselves, with our loved ones and with God. Jody then shows how, once we clear the debris of our unconscious patterns of thought, new streams of understanding of Christ's teachings begin to flow. I am a mother of 4, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and a woman trying to figure out how to minimize resentment, overwhelm and guilt, and replace them with happiness, gratitude and joy. Three years after getting married I found myself with two kids under age 2, a loving husband, and a lot of self-loathing. I struggled with the duties associated with being a mom and wife and then I felt guilty for feeling that way. After all, this was the life I thought I'd always wanted. I have a BA in Communications and an MA in Adult Education along with 15 years of experience as a Corporate Trainer and Leadership Coach, but what has helped me the most to overcome my struggles and to conquer all of my goals, are the tools I use now to coach my clients. Thanks to my extensive training with Brooke Castillo of The Life Coach School, I am now a Certified Life Coach, and I couldn't be more proud of the work I get to do in the world.

When Faith Matters Most

When Faith Matters Most
Author: Marc Cargill
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1612156800
ISBN 13: 9781612156804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Faith Matters Most Book Review:

Job loss. Financial difficulties. Diagnosis of a disease or a fractured relationship. These are challenging circumstances for anyone. So how do you handle them in a way that opens the door of possibility? How can you deal with the surge of hopelessness that claws at your heart and mind? In When Faith Matters Most, Marc Cargill explores the power of faith as we stare down these giant circumstances and difficulties. With transparency and personal stories of his own challenges combined with powerful truth, Marc lays out the principles for handling some of life's most hard and demanding situations. In his often humorous and very relevant style, important questions of faith are addressed. - How do I handle failure in a positive way? - What are important keys to dealing with financial lack? - How do you respond when God says, "No?" - How can I deal with a negative or hopeless situation? - How do I stand in faith when diagnosed with a sickness or disease? - When it seems I have exhausted every option-what do I do now? Do not give up. Do not surrender to the situation. Instead rise up with the conviction that it will work together for good. You may be in the toughest season of your life. Resist the temptation to give in. Instead fight against despair with faith. This is When Faith Matters Most. Marc Cargill is the Lead Pastor of Hope Church in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of training materials and equipping resources. Marc is an accomplished songwriter, respected leader, church planter, and pastor. He is known for his humor and prophetic, relevant speaking style. He and his wife Cheryl have five children and live in Gilbert, Arizona.

The God Beat

The God Beat
Author: Costica Bradatan,Ed Simon
Publsiher: Broadleaf Books
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN 10: 1506465781
ISBN 13: 9781506465784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Beat Book Review:

In the wake of the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks we, as an increasingly secular nation, were reminded that religion is, for good and bad, still significant in the modern world. Alongside this new awareness, religion reporters adopted the tools of so-called New Journalists, reporters of the 1960s and '70s like Truman Capote and Joan Didion who inserted themselves into the stories they covered while borrowing the narrative tool kit of fiction to avail themselves of a deeper truth. At the turn of the millennium, this personal, subjective, voice-driven New Religion Journalism was employed by young writers, willing to scrutinize questions of faith and doubt while taking God-talk seriously. Articles emerged from such journalists as Kelly Baker, Ann Neumann, Patrick Blanchfield, Jeff Kripal, and Meghan O'Gieblyn, characterized by their brash, innovative, daring, and stylistically sophisticated writing and an unprecedented willingness to detail their own interaction with faith (or their lack thereof). The God Beat brings together some of the finest and most representative samples of this emerging genre. By curating and presenting them as part of a meaningful trend, this compellingly edited collection helps us understand how we talk about God in public spaces--and why it matters--in a whole new way.

Mormonism and White Supremacy

Mormonism and White Supremacy
Author: Joanna Brooks
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-06
ISBN 10: 0190081767
ISBN 13: 9780190081768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mormonism and White Supremacy Book Review:

To this day, churchgoing Mormons report that they hear from their fellow congregants in Sunday meetings that African-Americans are the accursed descendants of Cain whose spirits--due to their lack of spiritual mettle in a premortal existence--were destined to come to earth with a "curse" of black skin. This claim can be made in many Mormon Sunday Schools without fear of contradiction. You are more likely to encounter opposition if you argue that the ban on the ordination of Black Mormons was a product of human racism. Like most difficult subjects in Mormon history and practice, says Joanna Brooks, the priesthood and temple ban on Blacks has been managed carefully in LDS institutional settings with a combination of avoidance, denial, selective truth-telling, and determined silence. As America begins to come to terms with the costs of white privilege to Black lives, this book urges a soul-searching examination of the role American Christianity has played in sustaining everyday white supremacy by assuring white people of their innocence. In Mormonism and White Supremacy, Joanna Brooks offers an unflinching look at her own people's history and culture and finds in them lessons that will hit home for every scholar of American religion and person of faith.

Teaching Your Children Values

Teaching Your Children Values
Author: Richard Eyre,Linda Eyre
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 1439147655
ISBN 13: 9781439147658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Your Children Values Book Review:

One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is a strong sense of personal values. Helping your children develop values such as honesty, self-reliance, and dependability is as important a part of their education as teaching them to read or how to cross the street safely. The values you teach your children are their best protection from the influences of peer pressure and the temptations of consumer culture. With their own values clearly defined, your children can make their own decisions -- rather than imitate their friends or the latest fashions. In Teaching Your Children Values Linda and Richard Eyre present a practical, proven, month-by-month program of games, family ctivities, and value-building ecercises for kids of all ages.

Restoration

Restoration
Author: Patrick Mason
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN 10: 9781953677044
ISBN 13: 1953677045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Speaking of Faith

Speaking of Faith
Author: Krista Tippett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-01-29
ISBN 10: 9780143113188
ISBN 13: 0143113186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speaking of Faith Book Review:

A thought-provoking, original appraisal of the meaning of religion by the host of public radio's On Being Krista Tippett, widely becoming known as the Bill Moyers of radio, is one of the country's most intelligent and insightful commentators on religion, ethics, and the human spirit. With this book, she draws on her own life story and her intimate conversations with both ordinary and famous figures, including Elie Wiesel, Karen Armstrong, and Thich Nhat Hanh, to explore complex subjects like science, love, virtue, and violence within the context of spirituality and everyday life. Her way of speaking about the mysteries of life-and of listening with care to those who endeavor to understand those mysteries--is nothing short of revolutionary.

More God Less Crime

More God  Less Crime
Author: Byron Johnson
Publsiher: Templeton Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781599473949
ISBN 13: 1599473941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More God Less Crime Book Review:

In More God, Less Crime renowned criminologist Byron R. Johnson proves that religion can be a powerful antidote to crime. The book describes how faith communities, congregations, and faith-based organizations are essential in forming partnerships necessary to provide the human and spiritual capital to effectively address crime, offender rehabilitation, and the substantial aftercare problems facing former prisoners. There is scattered research literature on religion and crime but until now, there has never been one publication that systematically and rigorously analyzes what we know from this largely overlooked body of research in a lay-friendly format. The data shows that when compared to current strategies, faith-based approaches to crime prevention bring added value in targeting those factors known to cause crime: poverty, lack of education, and unemployment. In an age of limited fiscal resources, Americans can’t afford a criminal justice system that turns its nose up at volunteer efforts that could not only work better than the abysmal status quo, but also save billions of dollars at the same time. This book provides readers with practical insights and recommendations for a faith-based response that could do just that.

All Things New

All Things New
Author: Fiona Givens,Terryl Givens
Publsiher: Faith Matters
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN 10: 9781953677006
ISBN 13: 1953677002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Things New Book Review:

"Robert MacFarlane has written that language does not just register experience, it produces it. Our religious language in particular informs and shapes our understanding of God, our sense of self, and the way we make sense of our challenging path back to loving Heavenly Parents. Unfortunately, to an extent we may not realize, our religious vocabulary has been shaped by prior generations whose creeds, in Joseph Smith s words, have filled the world with confusion. "I make all things new," proclaimed the Lord. Regrettably, many are still mired in the past, in ways we have not recognized. In this book, Fiona and Terryl Givens trace the roots of our religious vocabulary, explore how a flawed inheritance compounds the wounds and challenges of a life devoted to discipleship, and suggest ways of reformulating our language in more healthy ways all in the hope that, as B. H. Roberts urged, we may all cooperate in the works of the Spirit to find a truer expression of a gospel restored."--

If God Were Real

If God Were Real
Author: John Avant
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-07-07
ISBN 10: 1439100853
ISBN 13: 9781439100851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If God Were Real Book Review:

In this provocative book, pastor John avant encourages readers to uphold a consistent practice of what they believe, not just a verbalization of what they believe. If Christians truly believe in God, they should live genuinely changed lives as the ultimate proof that He is real. Many Christians live their lives as if they do not believe in God. They go to church and praise His name on Sundays, but in their daily lives they don’t think about the Lord that often. They don’t show much concern or charity for others. They don’t feel gratitude to the Lord for His blessings. They don’t allow God’s love to be reflected in their actions—giving Christianity a bad name in the process. In their practical, day-to-day lives, many Christians are almost living as though they are atheists. Pastor Avant witnesses many Christians not living up to their claims, and he asserts that there is not much Christ left in that form of Christianity. In If God Were Real, he challenges Christians to consider whether or not they believe in God. If they do, Pastor Avant wants readers to consider what life would be like if they lived as if they believed in God. He advocates for the pursuit of a new Jesus movement that resembles Christ’s original followers—followers who were so steadfastly devoted to Him that their every action reflected His glory. With If God Were Real, readers will embark on an adventure of discovery of the real God and a life lived in praise of Him.

Christianity Is Good for Us

Christianity Is Good for Us
Author: Kevin Donnelly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-03-26
ISBN 10: 9781925927795
ISBN 13: 1925927792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity Is Good for Us Book Review:

A timely book to remind us of why Christian faith matters to us as individuals and as a nation, even more so in these difficult times. This is a thought-provoking collection of recent articles for those concerned about the increasing radical secular nature of Australian society.

Floating Takes Faith

Floating Takes Faith
Author: David J. Wolpe
Publsiher: Behrman House, Inc
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780874417333
ISBN 13: 0874417333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Floating Takes Faith Book Review:

We are taught to study, to learn, and to let ourselves grow Jewishly. But where does being the people of the book get us in the real world? David Wolpe's collection of essays responds to this question by exploring how Jewish values, such as scholarship and compassion, together with Jewish practice, enhance an individual's private and public life. How does Shabbat help deflect us from the pressures of the societal rat-race? How can Jewish learning subdue political unrest? Rabbi Wolpe draws the lessons of this collection from a variety of religious and historical sources, finding the importance of Israel in a Robert Frost poem, the nature of God in the words of Beowulf, and parenting lessons in the fatherly techniques of King David. The essays address diverse topics ranging from assimilation to Zionism to Jewish concepts of life and death. Rabbi Wolpe asks the questions, sometimes profound, sometimes light-hearted, that challenge us to consider how we live as Jews, how our Jewish lives are influenced by our secular surroundings, and how we can develop our Jewish souls by continuing to learn from new sources while remaining open to spiritual growth. Some of these questions include: Is it wrong to admire Kant, Voltaire, and Roald Dahl if they were anti-Semitic? How can we reconcile our American family traditions with our Jewish family traditions? In an evolutionary debate, do God and Steven Pinker stand behind opposite podiums? Do we need such a thing as a Jewish home? A Jewish homeland? Why does Walt Whitman think we should stay awake during the rabbi's sermon? What lessons of aging gracefully can we learn from Rabbi Akiba and Grandma Moses? An ideal gift for teachers, Confirmationstudents, grads, and new families that join the congregation.

Faith Matters

Faith Matters
Author: Steve Clapp,Kristen Leverton Helbert,Angela Zizak
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781893270107
ISBN 13: 1893270106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith Matters Book Review:

Four-color cover; perfect bound. Results of a national study on the relationship between the religious faith of teenagers and their sexual values and behaviors. Practical suggestions for youth, parents, and clergy.

Faith Matters

Faith Matters
Author: Kyle Dodd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2002-10
ISBN 10: 9781929478491
ISBN 13: 1929478496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith Matters Book Review:

The Old Testament had prophets like Isaiah, Joel, Amos, Elijah and Jeremiah; the New Testament introduced Jesus and his disciples. Today we have God?s Spirit and His infallible written word to teach us truth. In a social system which lacks defined moral guidelines and margins, the first item often omitted from our daily agenda is our daily time reading the Bible. This daily devotional book is filled with relatable stories and word pictures originated from the scriptures. This tool gives the reader an opportunity to delve into the divine message of historical truth with immediate application in the present. This devotional book will provide months of healthy spiritual food for your starving soul.

Quest for the Living God

Quest for the Living God
Author: Elizabeth A. Johnson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2011-07-21
ISBN 10: 1441142665
ISBN 13: 9781441142665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quest for the Living God Book Review:

'Since the middle of the twentieth century,' writes Elizabeth Johnson, 'there has been a renaissance of new insights into God in the Christian tradition. On different continents, under pressure from historical events and social conditions, people of faith have glimpsed the living God in fresh ways. It is not that a wholly different God is discovered from the One believed in by previous generations. Christian faith does not believe in a new God but, finding itself in new situations, seeks the presence of God there. Aspects long-forgotten are brought into new relationships with current events, and the depths of divine compassion are appreciated in ways not previously imagined.' This book sets out the fruit of these discoveries. The first chapter describes Johnson's point of departure and the rules of engagement, with each succeeding chapter distilling a discrete idea of God. Featured are transcendental, political, liberation, feminist, black, Hispanic, interreligious, and ecological theologies, ending with the particular Christian idea of the one God as Trinity.

Fit for Faith

Fit for Faith
Author: Kimberley Payne
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2013-01-21
ISBN 10: 9781481851275
ISBN 13: 1481851276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fit for Faith Book Review:

This book unites physical health and spiritual health through a 7-week program to lose weight and develop a deeper relationship with God. It is a reference on cardiovascular exercise, strength training, prayer, healthy eating, Bible study, flexibility exercise and journal writing. Whether you are trying to lose weight or improve your spiritual life, you will refer to this program again and again. This book will empower you to be a healthier, happier you.

The Normal Christian Faith

The Normal Christian Faith
Author: Living Stream Ministry,Watchman Nee
Publsiher: Living Stream Ministry
Total Pages: 213
Release: 1996-08-01
ISBN 10: 0870837486
ISBN 13: 9780870837487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Normal Christian Faith Book Review: