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Writing Our Faith

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Writing Our Faith by Julia McGuinness Book Summary:

This highly practical book reveals that there are many ways of being creative that will help us grow as Christians. As well as journaling, we can try: -mind-mapping -composing a letter to God or from God to us -considering what we would like to appear in our obituary -dialoguing in prayer with Jesus, with particular obstacles in our lives, or with God's silence -addressing difficult issues through imaginary conversation -using poetic language to express emotions, to celebrate the wonder of an extraordinary moment or to articulate one of the great biblical truths.

Going on Faith

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Going on Faith by William Zinsser Book Summary:

In this deeply felt book, nine American writers and thinkers from different points of the religious compass discuss how their work is nourished by spiritual concerns. Diana Ackerman explains why she calls herself a "messenger of wonder" and how, in her observations of the natural world, "there is a form of beholding that is a kind of prayer." David Bradley recalls how his inheritance as the son, grandson and great-grandson of black preachers has enabled him, at considerable pain, to be "touched by the word." Frederick Buechner makes an intensely personal journey to his roots as a novelist: "In fiction, as in faith, something outside ourselves is breathed into us if we're open enough to inhale it." Allen Ginsberg describes how his poetry is grounded in the Buddhist idea of renunciation of "hand-me-down conceptions" and the meditative practice of "letting go of thoughts." Mary Gordon retraces an odyssey in which the religious beliefs and forms of a Catholic girlhood turned out to be "as useful as a wiretap" to the grown-up novelist. Patricia Hampl describes how the writing of Virgin Time took her on a series of pilgrimages to explore the contemplative life. Hillel Levine tells of his search for the mystery of goodness, exemplified by a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania who saved thousands of Jews on the eve of World War II. Hugh Nissenson explains how his work as a Jewish writer has been animated by "a sense of the holy" and shaped by the "poetry, drama and narrative" of the King James Bible. Jaroslav Pelikan revisits three religious writers--Augustine, Newman, and Boethius--whose influence on other religious writers over the centuries has never gone out of fashion. Together, as William Zinsser notes in his introduction, these writers are on a "pilgrimage to find the source of their faith as individuals and their strength as artists."

Writing Faith

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Writing Faith by Kathleen Ashley,Pamela Sheingorn Book Summary:

"Writing Faith demonstrates that clusters of miracles form sign systems, and that it is those systems of meaning or representation that can be historically located. Thus, rather than treating individual miracle stories as transparent sources of specific historical data, we can recognize representations common to groups of miracle stories as coherent historical formations. For instance, the negative characterizations of Muslims in the late miracles situate the stories' composition in the eleventh century, a period of rising hostility on the eve of the Crusades."--Jacket.

Get Personal

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Get Personal by Erin K. Casey Book Summary:

Saved or searching, we all need to be reminded of God's interest in us individually and His love for us personally. That's where your story comes in... Stories of how God reaches into our lives today with love, grace, strength, healing, and hope remind us that He is alive and powerful-and that He still wants all people to know Him. But maybe you've been a Christian since childhood and you think your faith story isn't all that exciting. Or maybe you feel like your story is too personal to share. Or perhaps you just don't know exactly what to say or where to begin. That's where "GET PERSONAL: The Importance of Sharing Your Faith Story" comes in. This little book offers guidance on how to put what matters most into words that encourage others and glorify God. You have a story to share that could help someone better understand who Jesus is and how knowing Him makes a difference. Are you willing to share it? In GET PERSONAL, you'll learn: - Why we must share our faith stories. - What your personal faith stories are. - How to share your stories more effectively... and without sounding preachy, religious or just plain weird. - That you can be respectful of someone else's worldview without wavering on your own.

The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon Upon Plates, Taken from the Plates of Nephi

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The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon Upon Plates, Taken from the Plates of Nephi by Joseph Smith Book Summary:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Jefferson Bible

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The Jefferson Bible by Thomas Jefferson,Wyatt North Book Summary:

The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the latter years of his life by cutting and pasting numerous sections from various Bibles as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's composition excluded sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists. In 1895, the Smithsonian Institution under the leadership of librarian Cyrus Adler purchased the original Jefferson Bible from Jefferson's great-granddaughter Carolina Randolph for $400. A conservation effort commencing in 2009, in partnership with the museum's Political History department, allowed for a public unveiling in an exhibit open from November 11, 2011, through May 28, 2012, at the National Museum of American History.

Spirit of Love

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Spirit of Love by Sue Langford Book Summary:

Faith Andrews is trying to make a major life decision. Things never had been easy for her. First, she ends up in a relationship built in hell then she ends up falling for her best friend. She never did make the right decision with men. Years before, Faith had walked away hand in hand with a man she thought was her soul mate. This time, life would change completely with the blink of an eye. It isn't until Faith goes wandering around the Grand Ole Opry that she realizes what she needed all along. Faith gets advice over and over from someone who calls herself Patsy. When Faith asks more, she realizes she's talking to the country legend, Patsy Cline. Patsy knows what to do - Never ever let go of a dream. Fight to make your dreams come true. No matter what the situation, Patsy always knows just what to say. Jamie Gilbert had been writing and singing music since his teenage years. When he finally met Faith, he fell hard. He let her go once when she left to be with Evan. There wasn't going to be a second time. He was putting a ring on her finger. Now all he needed to do was convince her. Jason had warned Jamie more than once that if he did Faith wrong, he'd be replaceable. When he saves Faith from a situation that nobody expected, he starts to fall for her. The fact that she's married means nothing. Love triumphs. Now he just has to convince Faith of that.

The Audacity of Faith

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The Audacity of Faith by Sam Belony Book Summary:

The Audacity of Faith is about the greatest five-letter word in the English language: FAITH, and about how critical it is to our survival, whether or not we are Christians.

The Evangelicals

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The Evangelicals by Frances FitzGerald Book Summary:

A history of the Evangelical movement in America traces the revivals of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that rendered evangelism a dominant religious force, describing the rise and fall of denominations and how they influenced American agendas.

Selected Messages, Vol. 1

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Selected Messages, Vol. 1 by Ellen G. White Book Summary:

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Strings of Faith

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Strings of Faith by Terry Stafford Book Summary:

Is it possible to experience joy made full? This story is one of heroic recovery. Darcy's sights are firmly set on winning The National Oldtime Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho. She barely gains traction with her quest when tragedy strikes.

Becoming Deeply Rooted in Your Faith

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Becoming Deeply Rooted in Your Faith by Tina Young Book Summary:

Encountering God in a refreshing way that brings inspiring life to your faith and causes your roots in your faith to go deeper. Join me as we journey through the Bible, learning how to apply the Word. Discover who God is and what He says about us. Fall in love with the God, who loves us unconditional, and learn to love like He does. Learn to trust in the Holy Spirit and allow God to guide you into surrendering fully to His son, Jesus Christ, in order to become who He says you are.

Writing Your Faith Journey

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Writing Your Faith Journey by Chris Pepple Book Summary:

How to Put Your Faith Into Words...This resource encourages parents/church members to leave behind a faith legacy for children and grandchildren or family members and friends that will include thoughts on various faith topics that have been important on their faith journey. We spend a lot of hours making wills and other legal documents to ensure that our personal and business assets are passed along to those we intend. I was once asked by a preacher if we took as much time to leave documents that passed along our faith legacy. Writing your faith means leaving notes, books, letters or journals that talk about what you believe about hope-what you believe about the comfort and guidance promised to us through the Holy Spirit-what you believe about church attendance-what you believe about forgiveness-and why do you believe these things-where do you get your beliefs...I'm sure mostly from Scripture, but maybe there are hymns or books or poems that deepened your beliefs about these topics. Guided questions are included. Can be used by individuals or church groups.

The Lifegiving Home

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The Lifegiving Home by Sally Clarkson,Sarah Clarkson Book Summary:

How to make home your family’s favorite place to be . . . all year long. Does your home sometimes feel like just a place to eat, sleep, and change clothes on the way to the next activity? Do you long for “home” to mean more than a place where you stash your stuff? Wouldn’t you love it to become a haven of warmth, rest, and joy . . . the one place where you and your family can’t wait to be? There is good news waiting for you in the pages of The Lifegiving Home. Every day of your family’s life can be as special and important to you as it already is to God. In this unique book designed to help your family enjoy and celebrate every month of the year together, you’ll discover the secrets of a life-giving home from a mother who created one and her daughter who was raised in it: popular authors Sally and Sarah Clarkson. Together they offer a rich treasure of wise advice, spiritual principles, and practical suggestions. You’ll embark on a new path to creating special memories for your children; establishing home-building and God-centered traditions; and cultivating an environment in which your family will flourish. (Don’t miss the companion piece, The Lifegiving Home Experience.)

The Lifegiving Collection: The Lifegiving Home / The Lifegiving Table / The Lifegiving Parent

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The Lifegiving Collection: The Lifegiving Home / The Lifegiving Table / The Lifegiving Parent by Sally Clarkson,Clay Clarkson,Sarah Clarkson Book Summary:

This collection of lifegiving titles offers a great value and includes three books: The Lifegiving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson, The Lifegiving Table by Sally Clarkson, and The Lifegiving Parent by Clay and Sally Clarkson. The Lifegiving Home Every day of your family’s life can be as special and important to you as it already is to God. In this unique book designed to help your family enjoy and celebrate every month of the year, you’ll discover the secrets of a life-giving home from a mother who created one and her daughter who was raised in it. The Lifegiving Table In The Lifegiving Table, Sally shares her own family stories, favorite recipes, and practical ideas to help you get closer to the people you love . . . and to help you grow in faith together.. The Lifegiving Parent The key to shaping a heart begins at home as you foster a deep and thoughtful God-infused relationship with each child. Filled with biblical insight and classic Clarkson stories, The Lifegiving Parent will equip you with the tools and wisdom you need to give your children much more than just a good Christian life. You’ll give them the life of Christ.

Transformed by Faith

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Transformed by Faith by Justin Ortega Book Summary:

"First-time teen author Justin Ortega reflects on what faith is, how pursuing faith helps you discover who you are, and the incredible changes you experience when you choose to follow Christ. Through reflective questioning, powerful quotes, and relatable Bible verses, you catch a glimpse of the road ahead as your faith begins to strengthen you for the challenges you will face."

My Journey of Faith

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My Journey of Faith by Joseph McGrath Book Summary:

In 2012 The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI declared that the Church would celebrate a Year of Faith from October 2012 'till November 2013. Pope Benedict resigned, giving up his office in a historic move. A new pope, Pope Francis I, was elected and moving with an energy that surprised the Church and those outside the Church, he published an encyclical, "Lumen Fidei" (The Light of Faith). I was moved to examine my faith in more detail and decided to use my column in the Scottish Catholic Observer to explore what I claim to believe and what it means for my life. This book is based on the monthly column published in 2013. As part of the research for the column I made an attempt to complete the Camino, the pilgrimage rout through the North of Spain to the shrine of Saint James at Santiago de Compostella. The account of my journey is also included in this book.

Letter To A Christian Nation

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Letter To A Christian Nation by Sam Harris Book Summary:

"A hard-hitting polemic against religious fundamentalism" - Foreword by Richard Dawkins 'Thousands of people have written to tell me that I am wrong not to believe in God. The most hostile of these communications have come from Christians. This is ironic, as Christians generally imagine that no faith imparts the virtues of love and forgiveness more effectively than their own. The truth is that many who claim to be transformed by Christ's love are deeply, even murderously, intolerant of criticism. While we may want to ascribe this to human nature, it is clear that such hatred draws considerable support from the Bible. How do I know this? The most disturbed of my correspondents always cite chapter and verse.' So begins Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris's hard-hitting rebuttal of religious fundamentalism and blind belief. With deceptively simple arguments, he demolishes the myths on which Christianity was built, challenges believers to open their eyes to the contradictions of their faith and warns us of the dangers of America's ever increasing unification of Church and State. Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestseller The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason and winner of the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Non-fiction. He is a graduate in philosophy from Stanford University and is now completing a doctorate in neuroscience. He lives in New York.

Where's Stephanie?

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Where's Stephanie? by Lenora Livingston Book Summary:

Where's Stephanie? is about a grandmother's hope to be reunited with her granddaughter, who was given up for adoption. When her granddaughter Stephanie was born, Anna Weber got to hold her before saying goodbye. Longing to see her granddaughter again, she placed clues in unlikely places, including a letter in Stephanie's Social Services file, hoping that one day, by some miracle, Stephanie would follow the clues and find her. Based on actual events, this inspirational novel follows Anna on a long journey about loss, separation, and the power of redemption. Realizing others are facing similar situations, Livingston provides readers with a list of adoption groups that can help in search for surrendered family members.

Continuing the Journey

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Continuing the Journey by Julie Dienno-Demarest Book Summary:

Continuing the Journey: Cultivating Lived Faith helps you reflect on, learn about, and live out your faith. Continuing the Journey draws you in with funny, touching and thoughtful stories. Reflection questions connect your life experience to Catholic teaching. Designed as a workbook, the format lends itself to engaging group discussions or soul awakening journaling, making it perfect for book clubs, follow-up after a retreat, or individual study. It makes you think. Continuing the Journey is substantive; it explains the wisdom of our Church teaching using Scripture and Tradition. It is accessible; it explains each topic clearly and quickly. It is engaging; it keeps your attention by covering a lot of material in a small amount of space. It helps you learn. Continuing the Journey is about living out your faith. It helps you put insights into action and challenges you to live as a disciple of Christ. It helps you grow.

The Visible Faith

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The Visible Faith by James Levi Mathew, Ph.d.,James Levi Mathew, . Book Summary:

This book is about those ordinary people around the world who every day make their faith visible by going out, digging in and bringing up the difficult, messy and broken life to God. This book highlights the story of some ordinary men who reached out, reached up and reached in to the unlimited potential that God had for them. In the process their faith become visible. This books helps us to see faith that is visible to experience God in our broken world.

They're Just Not Interested

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They're Just Not Interested by Michael Fessler Book Summary:

The center of the Christian faith involves a relationship with Jesus Christ, and such a relationship carries significant consequences. However, while the notion of relationship with God through Christ is still a leading notion, it is often overshadowed by a focus on the rational mind inherited through a massive movement from centuries ago: the Enlightenment. Whether a theologian or lay Christian, we have all, to some degree, been impacted by this focus on 'proper thinking' and doctrine as it pertains to God, to the point that we inadvertently apply salvific qualities to them. What's more is that, according to contemporary research, roughly 15% of the American population considers themselves open to spirituality but lacks any interest in Christianity or any other organized religion. This accounts for more than double the percentage of atheists and agnostics combined. Author Michael Fessler suggests that the 15% of nonbelievers are not looking for something to appeal to their intellect per se; they're looking for something to stir excitement and truth within their hearts. Moreover, Fessler suggests that Enlightenment philosophy brought about a false method of knowledge, truth, and belief. We are more than rational beings. We are also beings of emotion, spirit, conscience and will. All of these aspects are involved in our pursuit of truth. Fessler promotes the "faith of a wrestler" and that the church should share the gospel with others through this particular lens of faith; a faith which is centered on a relationship with Christ, one which acknowledges that in any relationship there are times of struggle, confusion, doubt, and uncertainty - times of wrestling. And of course with such times of wrestling comes the opportunity for deeper trust and intimacy. It's a faith which recognizes too that we live in a fallen world, a world which holds terrible misfortunes and suffering. It's with this that we wrestle as well. According to Fessler, the 15% are just not interested because the church as a whole has failed to appeal to them with the simplicity of God's powerful gospel message, and in a way that embodies the faith of a wrestler. In fact, many Christians today need to rediscover their faith and the authentic gospel for themselves. Within this theological journey is the author's own personal journey which helps to accentuate the core of his message. They're just not interested. But perhaps they will be.

Releasing the Fear and Walking in Faith

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Releasing the Fear and Walking in Faith by Ranelli Williams Book Summary:

Are you tired of living in fear? You know that great potential lies within you but you are too afraid to move forward. You know that there is a bright future ahead of you but you are concerned with what people will think. You know that God is calling you to do something great but because you cannot see the full picture, you fearfully stand still. In this Releasing the Fear and Walking in Faith, Ranelli Williams shares biblical truths and practical steps to help you conquer your fears and step out on faith into a world of bright hope, contentment, joy, peace, love, and prosperity. Further, in this revised and expanded version, Ranelli has invited individuals to share their personal testimonies of faith and the light and peace they received once they chose faith over fear and walk boldly in their purpose.

Childlike Faith for Grown-Up Miracles

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Childlike Faith for Grown-Up Miracles by Chantale Williams Book Summary:

Childlike Faith for Grownup Miracles is full of contemporary examples of childlike faith in operation and the unfolding of the miraculous in some of toughest areas of life. Learn how to: 1.Believe God for the Salvation of Loved Ones and Have Your Names In the Book of Life Sometimes we have to get out of the way and let God do what only He can. One person may plant a seed, another may water the seed, but God is the One who brings the increase of souls through radical rescue. 2.Forgive the Unforgivable and Enjoy The Freedom Forgiveness Brings Being radically rescued not only includes being forgiven and made whole from the pain we've inflicted on ourselves, but also taking the sting out of the hurt inflicted by others and replacing it with unmistakable joy and freedom. 3.Restore Hope for Fertility and Get Your Joy Back When God makes a promise, we must hold on to it and hope in the face of shame, condemnation, guilt and any other negative report. We must receive God's will for our lives. 4.Recover from Infidelity and Have a Loving Marriage Receiving Christ in our lives doesn't mean we won't face difficulties but we should be courageous in the face of adversity knowing the God has over come them all. Often our greatest victories come in the middle of our greatest trials. 5.Trust God for Financial Breakthrough and Be Blessed To Be A Blessing God made provisions for a lifestyle of abundance that's connected to serving His kingdom. He wants to ensure that whatever we put our hands to prospers and that the timing of our endeavors is perfectly in line with the yes of heaven. It pays to serve God and to honor God with our words and actions. 6.Be Sensitive to The Spirit and Make the Best Decisions A wise person doesn't try to figure out everything on her own but realizes that God is a god of order and principle. Recognizing, adopting, and implementing systems that God put in place shows that we trust His ways over ours. This sensitivity guides us into the truth for our specific circumstances to ensure our success. 7.Resurrect Your Dreams and Live Life to The Fullest It's never too late or too early to follow our God-given dreams. Often plans fail for lack of counsel and advisers. God is prepared to give the clarity we seek when we patiently await His response and His strategies.

Building Wealth and Living in Faith

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Building Wealth and Living in Faith by Mark a Aho Book Summary:

You want your children to be successful, and you've always worked hard to raise them with strong spiritual values. In today's uncertain world, these goals are more essential than ever. And now you can help the people you love achieve financial security without compromising the religious and moral principles you hold dear. As a father, financial planner, and person of deep spiritual convictions, Mark Aho believes faith should be the center of everything in life, including money matters. In Building Wealth and Living in Faith, he offers clear, valuable lessons on life, grace, and money that you can pass along to the next generation. Building Wealth and Living in Faith is both a workable plan for your loved ones' financial future and a moving meditation on faith, wealth, and family that is practical, effective, and inspiring.

Women Talking

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Women Talking by Miriam Toews Book Summary:

National Bestseller Winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for Fiction Shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Fiction Shortlisted for the Reading Women Award “This amazing, sad, shocking, but touching novel, based on a real-life event, could be right out of The Handmaid's Tale.” --Margaret Atwood, on Twitter "Scorching . . . Women Talking is a wry, freewheeling novel of ideas that touches on the nature of evil, questions of free will, collective responsibility, cultural determinism, and, above all, forgiveness." --New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice One evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting. For the past two years, each of these women, and more than a hundred other girls in their colony, has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins. Now that the women have learned they were in fact drugged and attacked by a group of men from their own community, they are determined to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. While the men of the colony are off in the city, attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists and bring them home, these women-all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their community and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in-have very little time to make a choice: Should they stay in the only world they've ever known or should they dare to escape? Based on real events and told through the “minutes” of the women's all-female symposium, Toews's masterful novel uses wry, politically engaged humor to relate this tale of women claiming their own power to decide. Named a Best Book of the Year By THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW (Notable Books of the Year) * NPR.ORG* THE WASHINGTON POST * REAL SIMPLE * THE NEW YORK TIMES (PARUL SEHGAL'S TOP BOOKS OF THE YEAR) * SLATE * STAR TRIBUNE (MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL) * LITHUB * AUSTIN CHRONICLE * GOOP* ELECTRIC LITERATURE * KIRKUS REVIEWS * JEZEBEL* BUSTLE * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * TIME* LIBRARY JOURNAL * THE AV CLUB * MASHABLE * VOX *

Exploring Faith and Reason

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Exploring Faith and Reason by Bruce Glass Book Summary:

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to be a conservative evangelical Christian and also believe in biological evolution-believe that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old and that human beings share a common ancestor with not only chimpanzees, but also with mice and even earthworms? In Exploring Faith and Reason, you will find that it is not only possible, it is an essential element of how many Christians come to more fully appreciate the complexity and the great glory of God's creation. Of course many people-Christians and non-Christians alike-think that Christianity and evolution are opposing concepts. They perceive several specific points of conflict between them. Bruce Glass addresses each of these concerns by citing Scripture and the world's most respected theologians and by the application of reason. Revealed is a deeper and richer understanding of Biblical Scripture and its history. But most importantly, readers will gain a greater appreciation of the power and the capabilities of a living God that transcends space and time, as this insight is united with the findings of science. Kirkus Reviews described Exploring Faith and Reason this way: "Smart, well-informed... lucid, engaging... Glass delivers a superb exposition of Darwinian theory and a meticulous, sharply reasoned discussion of the evidence that supports it. His logic is impeccable when he insists that evolutionary theory does not rule out the existence of God." Tremper Longman III, Ph.D., Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College said, "As a non-scientist, I found that Exploring Faith and Reason presents an accessible, fascinating, and compelling presentation of evolution. As a biblical scholar, I appreciate Glass' grasp of theological issues and the biblical text. His conclusion that evolution and Christianity are compatible is a crucial message for the church today." Peter Enns, Ph.D., Professor of Christian Studies at Eastern University said, "Glass has provided a thorough look at the evidence and the processes of evolution, along side a compelling case for its compatibility with Christianity. His theological analysis is very sound as he addresses several of the commonly perceived points of tension between the Christian faith and evolution. For a thorough understanding of these issues, this book is among the very best resources available." Reverend Jordan Ogden, Lead Pastor at Antioch Community Church in Dallas, said: "Mr. Glass tackles a historically controversial topic with finesse. Wherever one may be on the issue of evolution, Glass' superb scholarship and unbiased commentary on issues of faith does not disappoint." Reverend Dr. Kristin Huffman, Associate Pastor at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston, said: "Bruce Glass has provided a thought provoking look at the most significant theological issues arising from the advent of evolutionary science. Whatever their conclusions, readers will find Mr. Glass' treatment a welcome reminder of the richness and depth of God's Word, as well as a fresh perspective on God's glorious creation." ForeWord Clarion Reviews described it as, "Well written, thoroughly researched, and honestly fair... The book's thorough and eminently readable scientific explanations provide general science readers with a lucid understanding of this complex subject." Reverend Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution, endorsed by six Nobel Prize-winning scientists and by religious leaders across the spectrum, said that, "In Exploring Faith and Reason. Bruce Glass has emerged as a fresh voice for the reconciliation of head and heart. Couched in the language and theology of conservative evangelical Christianity, Mr. Glass' book provides a welcomed bridge between an evidential worldview and traditional Christian conviction. Believers and non-believers alike will find much of value in these pages."

Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation

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Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation by Paul VI Book Summary:

This document's purpose is to spell out the Church's understanding of the nature of revelation--the process whereby God communicates with human beings. It touches upon questions about Scripture, tradition, and the teaching authority of the Church. The major concern of the document is to proclaim a Catholic understanding of the Bible as the "word of God." Key elements include: Trinitarian structure, roles of apostles and bishops, and biblical reading in a historical context.

God Is Not Great

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God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens Book Summary:

In god is Not Great Hitchens turned his formidable eloquence and rhetorical energy to the most controversial issue in the world: God and religion. The result is a devastating critique of religious faith god Is Not Great is the ultimate case against religion. In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. Above all, Hitchens argues that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly damaged humanity, and proposes that the world might be a great deal better off without 'him'.

Directorium Asceticum

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Directorium Asceticum by John Baptist Scaramelli,John Baptist Scaramelli Sj,Brother Hermenegild Book Summary:

This is a four volume set of books. This is volume 1 The" Guide to the Spiritual Life," as it is called in this edition, although more immediately addressed to Directors of souls, may be used with advantage by all Christians who aspire to perfection. The author himself makes this remark in his Preface or Introduction. It is essentially a practical work, being intended to supply a defect which the author observed in the treatises of previous writers. These had indeed delivered excellent maxims of perfection, but not in such a form as to be immediately applicable to the needs of individual souls. F. Scaramelli has not failed to set forth the scientific, theological, basis of each branch of his subject, following herein mainly the doctrine of St Thomas; but he has always kept before his eyes the needs of those Priests who would desire to have some assistance in directing souls called to something higher than the ordinary Christian life. Each volume contains a Skeleton outline for sermons for the Sunday s of the year, treating of the material dealt with in that particular volume. Volume 1 contains The Means to Arrive at Christian Perfection, which include the Desire of Perfection, choice of a good director, reading of spiritual books, meditation on the maxims of our faith, mental and vocal prayer, the presence of God, Confession, daily examination of conscience, frequent Communion and devotion to the Saints, especially the Blessed Virgin Mary. Volume 2 contains Hindrances in the path to Christian perfection with the means to overcome them, which include the sense of touch, sense of taste, sense of sight, sense of hearing, sense of smell, the use of the tongue in speech, ill-regulated and unmortified passions, love of worldly goods and riches, love of worldly honor and glory, attacks of the devil and scruples. Volume 3 contains the Immediate Dispositions for Christian Perfection which are found through prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance. These are also found through the virtues of religion, devotion, obedience, patience, chastity, meekness and humility. Volume 4 contains the Essence of Christian Perfection, which comes from the three Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. Charity is divided into love of God, conformity with His holy will and love of neighbor. This volume concludes with an index to the entire set of books.


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Night by Elie Wiesel,Marion Wiesel Book Summary:

Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century. New translation by Marion Wiesel, with a new introduction by Elie Wiesel.

Faith, Hope, Joy and Mercy;

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Faith, Hope, Joy and Mercy; by Pepper Moore Book Summary:

Faith, Hope, Joy and Mercy is a book of poems and prayers about my life. I share my understanding of the world around me in these pages. I wrote these songs and words to give myself hope and recognize the good in everything, even when things weren't looking so good. I hope you take the time to read and connect with the message in this book and that it makes you feel good too. Thanks for reading.

Our Faith Floats

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Our Faith Floats by Debbie Sempsrott & Denise Rogers Book Summary:

High Stress ... High Seas ... High Hopes ... Never forget who's in your boat! This is the cruise of our lives. We are here to celebrate!! If it rains, we will get out and dance in it ... If there are high winds we will grab a hand and hold on for dear life. Our cruise has a limited time-frame; every moment is precious. Choosing the cruise is simply choosing to love, live, and laugh because even when the high winds come we know that the God of the universe is right there in our boat. He stills the storms then and now ... So, all aboard we dare not miss the cruise! From infertility, adoption, special needs, to the terrible twos and beyond, this book will make you laugh and make you cry. From the 'turbo toilet' to 'baggage claim' this Lucy and Ethel duo will have you chuckling (snorting and cackling may also occur). When you are done laughing and crying, we hope you will agree with the 'barefoot authors' that "Our Faith Floats"!

La Huera

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La Huera by Frankie Mae Richards Book Summary:

Evelyn's life changed the moment Henry walked into the restaurant. The splash of salsa on her greased stained apron could not distract him from her beauty. Unfortunately Evelyn was engaged to Afton. They dated four years and marriage seemed the next step. The wedding was just three weeks away. Her knees buckled beneath her as Henry came close. It was a feeling she never felt before. Now she knew she was in love, but it was not with Afton. My novel, la Huera, is the story of a young Hispanic girl who grew up ?between the cultures? in a small copper mining town in Arizona. It was during the Depression and later World War II that Evelyn found hope in family, friends and her faith. But what she learned would not prepare her for the challenges she was yet to face. In her small town, she received love and security but it was in the big city, through pain and loss, that she discovered her reason for living.