Why I Believed

Why I Believed
Author: Kenneth W. Daniels
Publsiher: Kenneth W Daniels
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2008-12-01
ISBN 10: 0578003880
ISBN 13: 9780578003887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Believed Book Review:

This is a story of a true Christian who believed for nearly three decades, having grown up the son of evangelical missionary parents, later becoming a missionary himself. Yet he slowly lost his faith and now no longer holds it. In this part-autobiography, part-expose, Ken traces his journey from evangelical missionary to secular humanist while remaining part of a committed Christian family. He looks back at a number of reasons he remained a believer for over a decade after his initial doubts began at university, critically evaluating each one in a separate chapter. Whether or not you agree with Ken's conclusions, you will find his journey and his reasons for taking it fascinating and informative. You will end up better understanding, if not appreciating, the mind of apostates whose desire is to follow the evidence wherever it leads.

Why I Believe

Why I Believe
Author: D. James Kennedy
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1999-03-06
ISBN 10: 1418519448
ISBN 13: 9781418519445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Believe Book Review:

In this powerful declaration of what Christians believe and why, Kennedy explores the foundations of the Christian faith. For new believers and seasoned Christians alike, this book will strengthen their faith by answering that all consuming question, "Why?"

Why I Still Believe

Why I Still Believe
Author: Mary Jo Sharp
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 0310353882
ISBN 13: 9780310353881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Still Believe Book Review:

For anyone who feels caught in the tension between the beauty of God's story and the ugliness of human hypocrisy, Why I Still Believe offers a stirring story of hope. Why would anyone be a Christian when there is so much hypocrisy in the church? Mary Jo Sharp shares her journey as a skeptical believer who still holds to a beautiful faith despite wounding experiences in the Christian community. At a time when de-conversion stories have become all too common, this is an earnest response - the compelling conversion of an unlikely believer whose questions ultimately led her to irresistible hope. Sharp addresses her own struggle with the reality that God's people repeatedly give God's story a bad name and takes a careful look at how the current church often inadvertently produces atheists despite its life-giving message. For those who feel the ever-present tension between the beauty of salvation and the dark side of human nature, Why I Still Believe is a candid and approachable case for believing in God when you really want to walk away. With fresh and thoughtful insights, this spiritual narrative presents relevant answers to haunting questions like: Isn't there too much pain and suffering to believe? Is it okay to have doubt? What if Jesus' story is a copy of another story? Is there any evidence for Jesus' resurrection? Does atheism explain the human experience better than Christianity can? How can the truth of Christianity matter when the behaviors of Christians are reprehensible? At once logical and loving, Sharp reframes the gospel as it truly is: the good news of redemption. With firmly grounded truths, Why I Still Believe is an affirming reminder that the hypocrisy of Christians can never negate the transforming grace and truth of Christ.

Why I Believe

Why I Believe
Author: Chip Ingram
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780801074387
ISBN 13: 080107438X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Believe Book Review:

"In our post-Christian, pluralistic society, responding to the perception that Christians are prejudiced, anti-intellectual, and bigoted has become a greater challenge than ever before. The result is often intimidation, withdrawal, and even doubts among God's people about what we really believe ... Chip Ingram wants to change that"--Amazon.com.

Why We Believe in God s

Why We Believe in God s
Author: J. Anderson Thomson,Clare Aukofer
Publsiher: Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 0984493239
ISBN 13: 9780984493234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Believe in God s Book Review:

In this groundbreaking volume, J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., MD, with Clare Aukofer, offers a succinct yet comprehensive study of how and why the human mind generates religious belief. Dr. Thomson, a highly respected practicing psychiatrist with credentials in forensic psychiatry and evolutionary psychology, methodically investigates the components and causes of religious belief in the same way any scientist would investigate the movement of astronomical bodies or the evolution of life over time—that is, as a purely natural phenomenon. Providing compelling evidence from psychology, the cognitive neurosciences, and related fields, he, with Ms. Aukofer, presents an easily accessible and exceptionally convincing case that god(s) were created by man—not vice versa. With this slim volume, Dr. Thomson establishes himself as a must-read thinker and leading voice on the primacy of reason and science over superstition and religion.

Why Should I Believe Christianity

Why Should I Believe Christianity
Author: James N. Anderson
Publsiher: Christian Focus Publications
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN 10: 9781781918692
ISBN 13: 1781918694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Should I Believe Christianity Book Review:

Some people boldly claim, "Christianity is fine for some, but it isn't for me." Others feel it is just outdated and irrelevant. For better or worse, everyone in the Western world has come into contact with Christianity: we all have some opinion on it. James Anderson, with a clear, humorous logic, explores what Christianity really claims, and shows the underlying reason and consistency behind these claims. By the end of Why Should I Believe Christianity?, while you may not agree with the Christian worldview, it is impossible to be left sitting on the fence.

Why I Am a Christian

Why I Am a Christian
Author: Norman L. Geisler,Paul K. Hoffman
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-12-01
ISBN 10: 080106712X
ISBN 13: 9780801067129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am a Christian Book Review:

Now with a new chapter on "Why I Am Not a Muslim" by an ex-Muslim, Why I Am a Christian is an even more helpful resource in our global times.

Why We Believe What We Believe

Why We Believe What We Believe
Author: Andrew Newberg,Mark Robert Waldman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-09-12
ISBN 10: 9780743293723
ISBN 13: 074329372X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Believe What We Believe Book Review:

WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THE THINGS YOU BELIEVE? Do you remember events differently from how they really happened? Where do your superstitions come from? How do morals evolve? Why are some people religious and others nonreligious? Everyone has thoughts and questions like these, and now Andrew Newberg and Mark Waldman expose, for the first time, how our complex views emerge from the neural activities of the brain. Bridging science, psychology, and religion, they demonstrate, in simple terminology, how the brain perceives reality and transforms it into an extraordinary range of personal, ethical, and creative premises that we use to build meaning, value, spirituality, and truth into our lives. When you come to understand this remarkable process, it will change forever the way you look at the world and yourself. Supported by groundbreaking research, including brain scans of people as they pray, meditate, and even speak in tongues, Newberg and Waldman propose a new model for how deep convictions emerge and influence our lives. You will even glimpse how the mind of an atheist works when contemplating God. Using personal stories, moral paradoxes, and optical illusions, the authors demonstrate how our brains construct our fondest assumptions about reality, offering recommendations for exercising your most important "muscle" in order to develop a more life-affirming, flexible range of attitudes. You'll discover how to: Recognize when your beliefs are altered by othersGuard against mental traps and prejudicial thinkingDistinguish between destructive and constructive beliefsCultivate spiritual and ethical ideals Ultimately, we must always return to our beliefs. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, they give meaning to the mysteries of life, providing us with our individual uniqueness and the ability to fill our lives with joy. Most important, though, they give us inspiration and hope, beacons to guide us through the light and dark corners of the soul.

Why Do You Believe That

Why Do You Believe That
Author: Mary Jo Sharp
Publsiher: Lifeway Church Resources
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781415872321
ISBN 13: 1415872325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Do You Believe That Book Review:

Join Mary Jo in a practical 7-session study and gain understanding and skill to share Jesus effectively with others, and you'll better understand your own faith. Answer your doubts, build your confidence, and start changing lives.

Why I Believe God Exists

Why I Believe God Exists
Author: Andrew Phiri
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2015-07-10
ISBN 10: 9781503121300
ISBN 13: 1503121305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Believe God Exists Book Review:

Many have for long contended that science disapproves the existence of God. The current unprecedented levels of religious violence seem to further portray faith as a vice and not a virtue. The God-debate is slowly warming up even in deeply religious nations. Zambia is one such country that was one day awakened to this reality when an atheist medical practioner freely expressed his atheistic views on TV. This was too controversial for many viewers. Sadly, much of the clerical responses to the atheist's arguments were mere rhetoric, lacking intellectual rigor. In "Why I Believe God Exists" Andrew admonishes Christians to give heed to the Biblical admonition to "be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear" (1 Peter 3:15). He defends the existence of God by responding to the following challenges often raised by atheists:* "Faith is evil as it has brought more harm to society - there would have never been 9/11, al Qaeda, or ISIS, had religion not existed".* "Postulating God as the creator only raises the question of 'Who created the creator?' "* "There is no scientific evidence for the existence of God".* "How can a perfect God create an imperfect world filled with the evil of pain and suffering?"This book is intended to strengthen a believer's faith and also present an opportunity to a person who may want to believe in God but finds his intellect stultifying him.

Why Believe the Bible

Why Believe the Bible
Author: John MacArthur
Publsiher: Gospel Light Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780830745647
ISBN 13: 0830745645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Believe the Bible Book Review:

With the authority of the Bible being questioned by many in today’s society and the need for solid, biblical teaching, the timeliness of Why Believe the Bible is apparent. The esteemed Bible teacher John MacArthur examines many common questions about the Bible in this practical examination of the authority, infallibility and trustworthiness of God’s Word. Readers will come to desire a deeper Bible study time after reading “Can We Really Take God’s Word for It?” “What Does God’s Word Do for You?” and “How to Get the Most from God’s Word.” For new Christians and those wanting to brush up on the basic truths of the Bible, Why Believe the Bible features a Bible reading plan with study tips and an appendix with helpful tools for Bible study.

With Or Without God

With Or Without God
Author: Gretta Vosper
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 1554689309
ISBN 13: 9781554689309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With Or Without God Book Review:

Envisioning a future in which the Christian church plays a viable and transformative role in shaping society, Gretta Vosper argues that if the church is to survive at all, the heart of faith must undergo a radical change. Vosper, founder of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity and a minister in Toronto, believes that what will save the church is an emphasis on just and compassionate living -- a new and wholly humanistic approach to religion. Without this reform, the church as we know it faces extinction. Vosper addresses the issues of spiritual fulfillment, comfort and connection in the modern world through a thoughtful and passionate discourse. She urges a renewal of old doctrines but does so with dignity and respect. Offering difficult but penetrating insights into a new generation of spiritually aware -- and spiritually open -- people, With or Without God offers a startling model for a renewed church as a leader in ethics, fostering relationships, meaning and values that are solidly rooted in our own selves.

Why Believe

Why Believe
Author: Neil Shenvi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781433579400
ISBN 13: 1433579405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Believe Book Review:

"Why Believe? engages some of the best contemporary arguments against belief, presenting compelling evidence for the truth of Christianity and calling readers to entrust their lives to Christ"--

Why People Don t Believe

Why People Don t Believe
Author: Paul Chamberlain
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN 10: 0801013771
ISBN 13: 9780801013775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why People Don t Believe Book Review:

Leading apologist counters popular attacks against the Christian faith and equips readers to effectively respond.

Why I Believe Study Guide

Why I Believe Study Guide
Author: Chip Ingram, Th.M.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781605931272
ISBN 13: 1605931276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Believe Study Guide Book Review:

What Should I Believe

What Should I Believe
Author: Dorothy Rowe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-05-23
ISBN 10: 1136592180
ISBN 13: 9781136592188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Should I Believe Book Review:

Suddenly, in the twenty-first century, religion has become a political power. It affects us all, whether we’re religious or not. If we’re not in danger of being blown up by a suicide bomber we’ve got leaders to whom God speaks, ordering them to start a war. We’re beset by people who demand that we give ourselves to Jesus while they smugly assure us of their own superiority and inherent goodness. We’re surrounded by those who noisily reject science while making full use of the benefits science brings; by the ‘spiritual’ ones; the ones who believe in magic; and there’s the militant atheists berating us all for our stupidity. We wouldn’t object to what people believed if only they’d keep it to themselves. We want to make up our own minds about what we believe, but it’s difficult to do this. Everyone has to face the dilemma that we all die but no one knows for certain what death actually is. Is it the end of our identity or a doorway to another life? Whichever we choose, our choice is a fantasy that determines the purpose of our life. If death is the end of our identity, we have to make this life satisfactory, whatever ‘satisfactory’ might mean to us. If it is a doorway to another life, what are the standards we have to reach to go to that better life? All religions promise to overcome death, but there’s no set of religious or philosophical beliefs that ensures that our life is always happy and secure. Moreover, for many of us, what we were taught about a religion severely diminished our self-confidence and left us with a constant debilitating feeling of guilt and shame. Through all this turmoil comes the calm, clear voice of eminent psychologist Dorothy Rowe. She separates the political from the personal, the power-seeking from the compassionate. She shows how, if we use our beliefs as a defence against our feelings of worthlessness, we feel compelled to force our beliefs on to other people by coercion or aggression. However, it is possible to create a set of beliefs, expressed in the religious or philosophical metaphors most meaningful to us, which allow us to live at peace with ourselves and other people, to feel strong in ourselves without having to remain a child forever dependent on some supernatural power, and to face life with courage and optimism.

Inference to the One True God

Inference to the One True God
Author: Evan Minton
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN 10: 9781535461290
ISBN 13: 1535461292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inference to the One True God Book Review:

There are so many religions in the world that it can be confusing for a spiritual seeker to figure out which, if any, are true. There are as many gods in mythology as there are people to believe in them. In fact, one of the common retorts from atheists when talking to Christians is "Why do you believe your God is real while thinking all these other gods are false?" In this book, Christian Apologist and blogger Evan Minton gives evidence for the existence of the God of The Bible, and shows why it's rational to believe the God of Christianity while disbelieving in all others. Mr. Minton argues for the biblical God, using arguments that draw from a wide range of disciplines such as science, philosophy, and history. This book is a must for any spiritual seeker.

Why Believe

Why Believe
Author: Eileen P. Flynn
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781580510837
ISBN 13: 1580510833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Believe Book Review:

Establishing the identity and meaning of Jesus as the perfect revelation of God, Why Believe? examines the nature of theology, God, faith, scripture, the Church, spirituality, and morality.

The Creed

The Creed
Author: Luke Timothy Johnson
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307423913
ISBN 13: 9780307423917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creed Book Review:

This thoughtful, fully accessible exploration of the creed, the list of beliefs central to the Christian faith, delves into its origins and illuminates the contemporary significance of why it still matters. During services in Christian communities, the members of the congregation stand together to recite the creed, professing in unison the beliefs they share. For most Christians, the creed functions as a sort of “ABC” of what it means to be a Christian and to be part of a worldwide movement. Few people, however, know the source of this litany of beliefs, a topic that is further confused by the fact that there are two different versions: the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed. In The Creed, Luke Timothy Johnson, a New Testament scholar and Catholic theologian, clarifies the history of the creed, discussing its evolution from the first decades of the Christian Church to the present day. By connecting the deep theological conflicts of the early Church with the conflicts and questions facing Christians today, Johnson shows that faith is a dynamic process, not based on a static set of rules. Written in a clear, graceful style and appropriate for Christians of all denominations, The Creed is destined to become a classic of modern writings on spirituality.

After You Believe

After You Believe
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-03-02
ISBN 10: 0061730556
ISBN 13: 9780061730559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After You Believe Book Review:

From the author of the acclaimed Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope comes a book that addresses the question that has plagued humans for centuries—what is our purpose? As Christians, what are we to do with that ambiguous time between baptism and the funeral? It's easy to become preoccupied with who gets into heaven; the real challenge is how we are going to live in the here and now. Wright dispels the common misconception that Christian living is nothing more than a checklist of dos and don'ts. Nor is it a prescription to "follow your heart" wherever it may lead. Instead, After You Believe reveals the Bible's call for a revolution—a transformation of character that takes us beyond our earthly pursuit of money, sex, and power into a virtuous state of living that allows us to reflect God and live more worshipful, fulfilling lives. We are all spiritual seekers, intuitively knowing there is more to life than we suspect. This is a book for anyone who is hoping there is something more while we're here on Earth. There is. We are being called to join the revolution, and Wright insightfully encourages readers to find new purpose and clarity by taking us on an eye-opening journey through key biblical passages that promise to radically alter the work of the church and the direction of our lives.