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.

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.

GirlTalk GodTalk

GirlTalk   GodTalk
Author: Joyce Ann Mercer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2008-04-01
ISBN 10: 078797594X
ISBN 13: 9780787975944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GirlTalk GodTalk Book Review:

GirlTalk/GodTalk offers a refreshing exploration of the faith lives of adolescent girls and shows how they think about, experience, and express spiritual and religious meanings in their lives. The book also explores the important role mothers, fathers and other parenting adults play in shaping that faith. As Joyce Ann Mercer explains, religion and faith can hold things together for girls as they move between the childhood self, the person they are in the present, and the adult self that is beginning to develop.

Why Religion Matters

Why Religion Matters
Author: Huston Smith
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780061756245
ISBN 13: 0061756245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Religion Matters Book Review:

Huston Smith, the author of the classic bestseller The World's Religions, delivers a passionate, timely message: The human spirit is being suffocated by the dominant materialistic worldview of our times. Smith champions a society in which religion is once again treasured and authentically practiced as the vital source of human wisdom.

Speaking of Faith

Speaking of Faith
Author: Krista Tippett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-01-29
ISBN 10: 1101202149
ISBN 13: 9781101202142
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.

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.

Faith Matters

Faith Matters
Author: Kerry Walters
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2019-06-17
ISBN 10: 1532670397
ISBN 13: 9781532670398
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.

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.

What Good Is God

What Good Is God
Author: Philip Yancey
Publsiher: FaithWords
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-01-26
ISBN 10: 0892968397
ISBN 13: 9780892968398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Good Is God Book Review:

In this Enhanced eBook edition, Philip Yancey is featured in exclusive videos, offering insight into the stories and people he has encountered along the way. Journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancey has always struggled with the most basic questions of the Christian faith. The question he tackles in WHAT GOOD IS GOD? concerns the practical value of belief in God. His search for the answer to this question took him to some amazing settings around the world: Mumbai, India when the firing started during the terrorist attacks; at the motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated; on the Virginia Tech campus soon after the massacre; an AA convention; and even to a conference for women in prostitution. At each of the 10 places he visited, his preparation for the visit and exactly what he said to the people he met each provided evidence that faith really does work when what we believe is severely tested. WHAT GOOD IS GOD? tells the story of Philips journey--the background, the preparation, the presentations themselves. Here is a story of grace for armchair travelers, spiritual seekers, and those in desperate need of assurance that their faith really matters.

Faith Matters for Young Adults

Faith Matters for Young Adults
Author: Abingdon Press
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2006-04
ISBN 10: 9780687493708
ISBN 13: 0687493706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith Matters for Young Adults Book Review:

Each volume includes thirteen small-group sessions for use with young adults.

Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith

Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith
Author: James K. Hoffmeier,Dennis R. Magary
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-02-29
ISBN 10: 1433525747
ISBN 13: 9781433525742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith Book Review:

Is historical accuracy an indispensable part of the Bible’s storyline, or is Scripture only concerned with theological truths? As progressive evangelicals threaten to reduce the Bible’s jurisdiction by undermining its historical claims, every Christian who cares about the integrity of Scripture must be prepared to answer this question. Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? offers a firm defense of Scripture’s legitimacy and the theological implications of modern and postmodern approaches that teach otherwise. In this timely and timeless collection of essays, scholars from diverse areas of expertise lend strong arguments in support of the doctrine of inerrancy. Contributors explore how the specific challenges of history, authenticity, and authority are answered in the text of the Old and New Testaments as well as how the Bible is corroborated by philosophy and archaeology. With contributions from respected scholars—including Allan Millard, Craig Blomberg, Graham Cole, Michael Haykin, Robert Yarbrough, and Darrell Bock—Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? arms Christians with fresh insight, arguments, and language with which to defend Scripture’s historical accuracy against a culture and academy skeptical of those claims.

Why Be Jewish

Why Be Jewish
Author: David J. Wolpe
Publsiher: Holt Paperbacks
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1995-09-15
ISBN 10: 1466828579
ISBN 13: 9781466828575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Be Jewish Book Review:

"All beginnings require that you unlock new doors."--Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav In this short and inspiring text, Rabbi David J. Wolpe addresses all who seek to enlarge the spiritual side of their lives. For those considering a return to the faith of their forebears, for those drawn to conversion, Why Be Jewish? is a learned, graceful, and welcoming introduction beckoning readers into the heart of this venerable and enduring religion.

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.

Waiting for God

Waiting for God
Author: Lawrence Bush
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2008-02
ISBN 10: 9780978998059
ISBN 13: 0978998057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for God Book Review:

Why are so many baby boomers tuned into a quest for spirituality? How did growing up with the Bomb influence a generation's view of science and spirit? What effects did psychedelic drugs have on American spirituality? What is the difference between open-mindedness and gullibility? Is God a necessary part of a religious life? Is atheism merely a negation of religious belief, or is it something more? Waiting for God challenges us to become the God we seek: Like Prometheus, Bush steals the Heavenly Fire, and treasures a vision of planting it in his own heart and the hearts of his fellow men. Waiting for God offers a probing look at the generational factors - growing up with the Bomb, psychedelic drugs, environmental crisis, and more - that led the Woodstock generation down the path of spirituality. Waiting for God grasps, from an atheist's perspective, the sense of human interconnection that defines contemporary spirituality and poses challenges for skeptics and humanists to provide spiritual leadership in a hungry age.

First Vision

First Vision
Author: Steven C. Harper
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 0199329494
ISBN 13: 9780199329496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Vision Book Review:

This is the biography of a contested memory, how it was born, grew, changed the world, and was changed by it. It's the story of the story of how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began. Joseph Smith, the church's founder, remembered that his first audible prayer, uttered in spring of 1820 when he was about fourteen, was answered with a vision of heavenly beings. Appearing to the boy in the woods near his parents' home in western New York State, they told Smith that he was forgiven and warned him that Christianity had gone astray. Smith created a rich and controversial historical record by narrating and documenting this event repeatedly. In First Vision, Steven C. Harper shows how Latter-day Saints (beginning with Joseph Smith) and others have remembered this experience and rendered it meaningful. When and why and how did Joseph Smith's first vision, as saints know the event, become their seminal story? What challenges did it face along the way? What changes did it undergo as a result? Can it possibly hold its privileged position against the tides of doubt and disbelief, memory studies, and source criticism-all in the information age? Steven C. Harper tells the story of how Latter-day Saints forgot and then remembered accounts of Smith's experience and how Smith's 1838 account was redacted and canonized. He explores the dissonance many saints experienced after discovering multiple accounts of Smith's experience. He describes how, for many, the dissonance has been resolved by a reshaped collective memory.

Be Still and Get Going

Be Still and Get Going
Author: Alan Lew
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-07-31
ISBN 10: 0316025917
ISBN 13: 9780316025911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be Still and Get Going Book Review:

Written in a warm, accessible, and intimate style, Be Still and Get Going will touch those who are searching for an authentic spiritual practice that speaks to them in their own cultural language. Lew is one of the most sought-after rabbis on the lecture circuit. He has had national media exposure for his dynamic fusion of Eastern insight and Bible study, having been the subject of stories on ABC News, the McNeil Lehrer News Hour, and various NPR programs. In the past five years there have been national conferences on Jewish meditation in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Miami where Lew has been a featured speaker. Lew's first book, One God Clapping, was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and winner of the PEN Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. Publishers Weekly hailed him as "a perceptive thinker" for his "refreshing and sometimes startling perspective" in his last book, This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared.

Broken Faith

Broken Faith
Author: Patrick Claffey,Joe Egan,Marie Keenan
Publsiher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9783034309974
ISBN 13: 303430997X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broken Faith Book Review:

This book is a theological reflection on the broken state of faith within the Catholic Church in Ireland following more than two decades of revelations about institutional and child sexual abuse and the Church's now acknowledged failure to respond to the abuse in an appropriate way. The result has been broken lives, broken faith and a broken church.<BR> While the book has a theological purpose, it employs a see-judge-act methodology in attempting to come to terms with a very complex problem. Following a broad introduction, the first section sets out to listen to the voices of the victims. The second section consists of an interdisciplinary academic analysis, with significant input from psychology and also from history and social studies. The final section of the book engages in theology, seeking to place us in a Kairos moment that might allow us to look beyond our broken faith. This, however, requires an analysis of the theological misunderstandings that led to the aberration of clericalism, the resulting abuse of power and the wider malaise within the Church. St Paul is suggested as a mentor, as we seek to restore trust and rebuild the Church in a radically new way. The book ultimately seeks a renewal of our broken faith, searching for trajectories towards healing and wholeness, truth and reconciliation.

Making Loss Matter

Making Loss Matter
Author: David J. Wolpe
Publsiher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781573221412
ISBN 13: 1573221414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Loss Matter Book Review:

Sharing a message of hope in difficult times, a rabbi explains how the inevitable appearance of loss in our lives can become a source of strength, faith, hope, meaning, and purpose rather than of despair.

God Was in This Place and I I Did Not Know

God Was in This Place and I  I Did Not Know
Author: Lawrence Kushner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2016-03-02
ISBN 10: 9781458733726
ISBN 13: 1458733726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Was in This Place and I I Did Not Know Book Review:

In a daring blend of scholarship, imagination, psychology and history, Lawrence Kushner gathers an inspiring range of interpretations of Genesis 28:16 given by sages, what each discovered about God's Self and what we can learn about ourselves as we ascend and descend Jacob's ladder. A 25th anniversary edition with a new preface from the author.

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.