The Good and Beautiful God

The Good and Beautiful God
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-12-14
ISBN 10: 9780830878345
ISBN 13: 0830878343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good and Beautiful God Book Review:

Turning to the Gospels, James Bryan Smith invites you to compare your ideas about God with what Jesus himself reveals about his Father. Smith leads you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind.

The Good and Beautiful God

The Good and Beautiful God
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: IVP Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 9780830835348
ISBN 13: 0830835342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good and Beautiful God Book Review:

In this anniversary edition of James Bryan Smith's classic book, you are invited to put your thoughts about God and how he works in our lives to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. Once you've discovered the truth in Scripture, you will learn how to practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God.

The Good and Beautiful God

The Good and Beautiful God
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-02-16
ISBN 10: 1444721968
ISBN 13: 9781444721966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good and Beautiful God Book Review:

THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL GOD is the first book in the Apprentice Series, which along with three other titles forms 'a curriculum for Christlikeness'. THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL GOD focuses on the character of God and how we can move into a life of intimacy with him. What we believe about God is of huge importance to our lives: the path to spiritual transformation begins here. Each chapter uncovers the narratives by which Jesus lived, and includes a 'soul-training' exercise to help embed this narrative into our minds, bodies and souls. Each chapter also includes questions that can be used for individual reflection or group discussion.

The Good and Beautiful Life

The Good and Beautiful Life
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009-12-14
ISBN 10: 9780830878765
ISBN 13: 0830878769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good and Beautiful Life Book Review:

James Bryan Smith believes we have bought into false notions of happiness and success. In this follow up to his first book, The Good and Beautiful God, Smith traces through the Sermon on the Mount and helps us replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.

The Good and Beautiful Series

The Good and Beautiful Series
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-01-11
ISBN 10: 9780830835409
ISBN 13: 0830835407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good and Beautiful Series Book Review:

James Bryan Smith believes the gospel is about change in our lives today, not just our eternal destiny. In The Good and Beautiful Series he aims to help Christians develop a robust discipleship by helping them understand who God is, what it means to be a Christian and what it means to live in community as a part of God's kingdom. Throughout the series, which includes The Good and Beautiful God, The Good and Beautful Life and The Good and Beautiful Community, Smith encourages you to read, journal, pray, discuss and participate in weekly spiritual exercises to help you engage with the text. As you work through the books individually (or more ideally in a group setting) you'll discover your heart being shaped by the truth of Christ—and your life being changed. Get to know the God Jesus knew and the Kingdom he proclaimed. The transformation you seek will come as a direct result of spending focused time with him and his people. A Renovaré Resource.

The Good and Beautiful Community

The Good and Beautiful Community
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-07-21
ISBN 10: 9780830861255
ISBN 13: 0830861254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good and Beautiful Community Book Review:

In the third book in the Apprentice Series, James Bryan Smith helps you to live in relationship with others as apprentices of Jesus. He shows how to bring spiritual formation and community engagement together, and he offers spiritual practices that root new, true narratives about God and the world in your soul.

The Good and Beautiful God

The Good and Beautiful God
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-06-05
ISBN 10: 0830835318
ISBN 13: 9780830835317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good and Beautiful God Book Review:

Helps the reader discover the narratives that Jesus lived by and practice spiritual exercises that will help one grow in the knowledge of God, in a book that is geared toward laypeople and includes a section on how to start up apprentice groups in one's own church.

The Magnificent Story

The Magnificent Story
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-08-08
ISBN 10: 0830889280
ISBN 13: 9780830889280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magnificent Story Book Review:

What is the story you have been told about the gospel? James Bryan Smith, author of the bestselling book The Good and Beautiful God, brings us this spiritual formation resource full of field-tested material and practices for both individuals and groups. Uncover the magnificent story of beauty, goodness, and truth that will satisfy the ultimate longings of your heart.

Identity

Identity
Author: Eric Geiger
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0805446893
ISBN 13: 9780805446890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identity Book Review:

In Nazi concentration camps, the will of Jewish prisoners was broken by stripping away their personal identification and giving them just a number rather than a name. Satan operates the same way, always trying to undo the faith of believers by twisting the reality of who they are as followers of Christ. Identity by young pastor Eric Geiger (coauthor of the multi-awarded national bestseller Simple Church) helps Christians clearly understand who they really are as defined by various Scriptures and unpacks the practical response that goes along with each wonderfully dramatic, empowering, and liberating truth. Readers will consider like never before the Bible's descriptions of God followers as priests, brides, servants, friends, aliens, and ambassadors. Both challenged and encouraged, they will discover their deepest self and greatest purpose in Identity.

Exploring the Old Testament

Exploring the Old Testament
Author: J. Gordon McConville
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN 10: 083085312X
ISBN 13: 9780830853120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Old Testament Book Review:

This critically informed and theologically sensitive introduction to the Prophets considers the often-misunderstood prophetic books of the Old Testament, including an exploration of their historical context, their artful use of language, and their place within the chorus of Old Testament voices.

The Good Book

The Good Book
Author: A. C. Grayling
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2011-04-05
ISBN 10: 0802778380
ISBN 13: 9780802778383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good Book Book Review:

Few, if any, thinkers and writers today would have the imagination, the breadth of knowledge, the literary skill, and-yes-the audacity to conceive of a powerful, secular alternative to the Bible. But that is exactly what A.C. Grayling has done by creating a non-religious Bible, drawn from the wealth of secular literature and philosophy in both Western and Eastern traditions, using the same techniques of editing, redaction, and adaptation that produced the holy books of the Judaeo-Christian and Islamic religions. The Good Book consciously takes its design and presentation from the Bible, in its beauty of language and arrangement into short chapters and verses for ease of reading and quotability, offering to the non-religious seeker all the wisdom, insight, solace, inspiration, and perspective of secular humanist traditions that are older, far richer and more various than Christianity. Organized in 12 main sections----Genesis, Histories, Widsom, The Sages, Parables, Consolations, Lamentations, Proverbs, Songs, Epistles, Acts, and the Good----The Good Book opens with meditations on the origin and progress of the world and human life in it, then devotes attention to the question of how life should be lived, how we relate to one another, and how vicissitudes are to be faced and joys appreciated. Incorporating the writing of Herodotus and Lucretius, Confucius and Mencius, Seneca and Cicero, Montaigne, Bacon, and so many others, The Good Book will fulfill its audacious purpose in every way.

LOL with God

LOL with God
Author: Pam Farrel,Dawn Wilson
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-02-08
ISBN 10: 1604829524
ISBN 13: 9781604829525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LOL with God Book Review:

Feeling tired, stressed or disconnected with God? In this devotional, authors Pam Farrel and Dawn Wilson provide real-life stories mixed with a splash of humor and an encouraging word from God to help women get through hectic days. Joy from God, unlike the fleeting happiness of the world, transforms the soul and helps to heal frazzled, broken women. A cheerful heart is still good medicine (Proverbs 17:22), and women need it in megadoses! There will always be a need for humor to cheer our hearts, and when that humor is paired with powerful truth principles from Scripture, women will be revived and refreshed. To make it fun, the authors have taken Scripture verses and made them into text messages similar to those you might see on your cell phone, but these are from God’s Word.

The Magnificent Journey

The Magnificent Journey
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 0830889299
ISBN 13: 9780830889297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magnificent Journey Book Review:

There is a road to life in the unshakeable kingdom of God, but it's not an easy journey. In this book James Bryan Smith shows us the better road, the road less travelled, but the road full of riches. Along the way he introduces us to new spiritual practices that will provide the sustenance we need for the deepest, most joy-filled journey of our lives—the journey into the heart of God.

Renovation of the Church

Renovation of the Church
Author: Kent Carlson,Mike Lueken
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-12-21
ISBN 10: 0830868585
ISBN 13: 9780830868582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renovation of the Church Book Review:

Copastors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken tell the story of how God took their thriving, consumer-oriented church and transformed it into a modest congregation of unformed believers committed to the growth of the spirit--even when it meant a decline in numbers. As Kent and Mike found out, a decade of major change is not easy on a church. Oak Hills Church, from the pastoral staff to the congregation, had to confront addiction to personal ambition, resist consumerism and reorient their lives around the teachings of Jesus. Their renewed focus on spiritual formation over numerical growth triggered major changes in the content of their sermons, the tenor of their worship services, and the reason for their outreach. They lost members. But the health and spiritual depth of their church today is a testimony of God's transforming work and enduring faithfulness to the people he loves. Honest and humble, this is Kent and Mike's story of a church they love, written to inspire and challenge other churches to let God rewrite their stories as well. Read it for the church you love.

Does God Really Like Me

Does God Really Like Me
Author: Cyd Holsclaw,Geoff Holsclaw
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 0830848223
ISBN 13: 9780830848225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does God Really Like Me Book Review:

We might believe in God's love in the abstract, but we often live our lives without experiencing it in any deep or lasting way. In this warm, engaging book, pastors Cyd and Geoff Holsclaw share personal stories and simple, clear teaching from the story of Scripture that God not only likes us and wants to be with us, he also wants to work through us to bless the whole world.

Leading with a Limp

Leading with a Limp
Author: Dan B. Allender
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-11-30
ISBN 10: 0307550346
ISBN 13: 9780307550347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading with a Limp Book Review:

Put your flawed foot forward. Pick up most leadership books and you’ll find strategies for leveraging your power and minimizing your areas of weakness. But think about the leaders whose names have gone down in history. Most of them were so messed up that, if they were looking for work today, no executive placement service would give them the time of day. God’s criteria for choosing leaders runs counter to the conventional wisdom. Our culture equates strength with effectiveness, but God favors leaders who know the value of brokenness. In Leading With a Limp, you’ll discover what makes flawed leaders so successful. They’re not preoccupied with protecting their image, they are undaunted by chaos and complexity, they are ready to risk failure in moving an organization from what is to what should be. God chooses leaders who aren’t deceived by the myths of power and control, but who realize that God’s power is found in brokenness. If you are a leader–or if you have been making excuses to avoid leading–find out how you can take full advantage of your weakness. A limping leader is the person God uses to accomplish amazing things. To go deeper, check out the Leading With a Limp Workbook.

Hidden in Christ

Hidden in Christ
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN 10: 0830895450
ISBN 13: 9780830895458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden in Christ Book Review:

A Deeper Sort of Devotional Words are powerful. They contain ideas and shape the way we see God, ourselves and all of reality. We're transformed, in particular, by God's Word, and by "the Word," the Logos—Jesus himself—as described by John in the first chapter of his Gospel. Memorizing and studying a passage in depth can offer a deeper sense of the meaning of each word. In this unique introduction to the hidden life in Christ, James Bryan Smith walks readers through a thirty-day immersion in Colossians 3:1-17. Each of the thirty short chapters of this book bring out the main truth of just one word or phrase of this rich passage. You'll also find a very simple daily practice to take up, reflection questions and a guide for five weeks of group discussion. The chapters are short in length, making this book an ideal daily devotional. Since there are thirty chapters, it could be used for a one-month introduction to the hidden life in Christ. Though brief in terms of length, each chapter tries to unearth some very deep truths. For those who have read and practiced the exercises in the Apprentice series, this book will be a helpful refresher as you continue your sacred journey. Each chapter also contains an exercise or practice ("Living into the Truth"), as well as an affirmation that summarizes the main point of the chapter and a written prayer designed to move you deeper into the truths of the Word. In addition, each chapter concludes with a few reflection questions that can be used either by individuals or in a group discussion. The only way to tell a story is to use words. May the words of Colossians 3 become a companion to you as God continues to write your story.

Grace for the Good Girl

Grace for the Good Girl
Author: Emily P. Freeman
Publsiher: Revell
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 0800719840
ISBN 13: 9780800719845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grace for the Good Girl Book Review:

Emily Freeman offers advice to the Christian woman on letting go of expectations and trusting in God.

Beautiful Outlaw

Beautiful Outlaw
Author: John Eldredge
Publsiher: FaithWords
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-10-12
ISBN 10: 0892960892
ISBN 13: 9780892960897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Outlaw Book Review:

Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things. In BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW, John Eldredge removes the religious varnish to help readers discover stunning new insights into the humanity of Jesus. He was accused of breaking the law, keeping bad company, heavy drinking. Of being the devil himself. He was so compelling and dangerous they had to kill him. But others loved him passionately. He had a sense of humor. His generosity was scandalous. His anger made enemies tremble. He'd say the most outrageous things. He was definitely not the Jesus of the stained glass. In the author's winsome, narrative approach, he breaks Jesus out of the typical stereotypes, just as he set masculinity free in his book, Wild at Heart. By uncovering the real Jesus, readers are welcomed into the rich emotional life of Christ. All of the remarkable qualities of Jesus burst like fireworks with color and brilliance because of his humanity. Eldredge goes on to show readers how they can experience this Jesus in their lives every day. This book will quicken readers' worship, and deepen their intimacy with Jesus.

Crossing Cultures with Jesus

Crossing Cultures with Jesus
Author: Katie J. Rawson
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-11-04
ISBN 10: 0830898921
ISBN 13: 9780830898923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossing Cultures with Jesus Book Review:

You can be a missionary by crossing an ocean or by crossing the street. Filled with compelling stories, practical resources and relational tools, this guide from veteran crosscultural minister Katie Rawson shows how we can witness the way Jesus did, entering into people's worlds and drawing them into God-centered community.