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The Battle for God

The Battle for God Author Karen Armstrong
ISBN-10 9780307798602
Release 2011-08-10
Pages 480
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. In the late twentieth century, fundamentalism has emerged as one of the most powerful forces at work in the world, contesting the dominance of modern secular values and threatening peace and harmony around the globe. Yet it remains incomprehensible to a large number of people. In The Battle for God, Karen Armstrong brilliantly and sympathetically shows us how and why fundamentalist groups came into existence and what they yearn to accomplish. We see the West in the sixteenth century beginning to create an entirely new kind of civilization, which brought in its wake change in every aspect of life -- often painful and violent, even if liberating. Armstrong argues that one of the things that changed most was religion. People could no longer think about or experience the divine in the same way; they had to develop new forms of faith to fit their new circumstances. Armstrong characterizes fundamentalism as one of these new ways of being religious that have emerged in every major faith tradition. Focusing on Protestant fundamentalism in the United States, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel, and Muslim fundamentalism in Egypt and Iran, she examines the ways in which these movements, while not monolithic, have each sprung from a dread of modernity -- often in response to assault (sometimes unwitting, sometimes intentional) by the mainstream society. Armstrong sees fundamentalist groups as complex, innovative, and modern -- rather than as throwbacks to the past -- but contends that they have failed in religious terms. Maintaining that fundamentalism often exists in symbiotic relationship with an aggressive modernity, each impelling the other on to greater excess, she suggests compassion as a way to defuse what is now an intensifying conflict.

The Battle for God

The Battle for God Author Karen Armstrong
ISBN-10 9780345391698
Release 2001
Pages 442
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Reveals how the fundamentalist movements in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam were born out of a dread of modernity.

The Battle for God

The Battle for God Author Karen Armstrong
ISBN-10 9780679435976
Release 2000
Pages 442
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Reveals how the fundamentalist movements in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam were born out of a dread of modernity

Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare Author Jerry Rankin
ISBN-10 9780805448801
Release 2009
Pages 284
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Discusses spiritual warfare and teaches Christians how to recognize the deceitful lies of Satan in order to live a victorious life for God.

The Case for God

The Case for God Author Karen Armstrong
ISBN-10 9780307272928
Release 2009-09-22
Pages 432
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A nuanced exploration of the part that religion plays in human life, drawing on the insights of the past in order to build a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age. Moving from the Paleolithic age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the great lengths to which humankind has gone in order to experience a sacred reality that it called by many names, such as God, Brahman, Nirvana, Allah, or Dao. Focusing especially on Christianity but including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Chinese spiritualities, Armstrong examines the diminished impulse toward religion in our own time, when a significant number of people either want nothing to do with God or question the efficacy of faith. Why has God become unbelievable? Why is it that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God in a way that veers so profoundly from the thinking of our ancestors? Answering these questions with the same depth of knowledge and profound insight that have marked all her acclaimed books, Armstrong makes clear how the changing face of the world has necessarily changed the importance of religion at both the societal and the individual level. Yet she cautions us that religion was never supposed to provide answers that lie within the competence of human reason; that, she says, is the role of logos. The task of religion is “to help us live creatively, peacefully, and even joyously with realities for which there are no easy explanations.” She emphasizes, too, that religion will not work automatically. It is, she says, a practical discipline: its insights are derived not from abstract speculation but from “dedicated intellectual endeavor” and a “compassionate lifestyle that enables us to break out of the prism of selfhood.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

America s Battle for God

America s Battle for God Author Muller-Fahrenholz
ISBN-10 9780802844187
Release 2007
Pages 181
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A theologian and ecumenical consultant who has served in the World Council of Churches, the Lutheran Church, and Costa Rica, M ller-Fahrenholz tries to make some sense of religious undercurrents in the public culture and political life of the US. He hopes that an outsider may be able to identify elements that Americans are too close to see, acknowl

God and Mrs Thatcher

God and Mrs Thatcher Author Eliza Filby
ISBN-10 9781849548885
Release 2015-02-24
Pages 432
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A woman demonised by the left and sanctified by the right, there has always been a religious undercurrent to discussions of Margaret Thatcher. However, while her Methodist roots are well known, the impact of her faith on her politics is often overlooked. In an attempt to source the origins of Margaret Thatcher's 'conviction politics', Eliza Filby explores how Thatcher's worldview was shaped and guided by the lessons of piety, thrift and the Protestant work ethic learnt in Finkin Street Methodist Church, Grantham, from her lay-preacher father. In doing so, she tells the story of how a Prime Minister steeped in the Nonconformist teachings of her childhood entered Downing Street determined to reinvigorate the nation with these religious values. Filby concludes that this was ultimately a failed crusade. In the end, Thatcher created a country that was not more Christian, but more secular; and not more devout, but entirely consumed by a new religion: capitalism. In upholding the sanctity of the individual, Thatcherism inadvertently signalled the death of Christian Britain. Drawing on previously unpublished archives, interviews and memoirs, Filby examines how the rise of Thatcher was echoed by the rebirth of the Christian right in Britain, both of which were forcefully opposed by the Church of England. Wide-ranging and exhaustively researched, God and Mrs Thatcher offers a truly original perspective on the source and substance of Margaret Thatcher's political values and the role that religion played in the politics of this tumultuous decade.

Spiritual Warfare and Missions

Spiritual Warfare and Missions Author Jerry Rankin
ISBN-10 9780805448870
Release 2010
Pages 309
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Two men widely known for their missional work warn Christians of Satan’s attempts to thwart the scriptural mission of God, inspiring a new fervor for global outreach.

Winning the Battle for the Night

Winning the Battle for the Night Author Faith Blatchford
ISBN-10 9781493409655
Release 2017-07-04
Pages 192
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Win the Battle for Sleep: God's Plan for Rest, Rejuvenation, and Revelation In our fast-paced world, we see sleep as "wasted time," or else we lie awake as anxiety, fear, or distractions run through our minds. That was never God's intent for the night. Without realizing it, we've handed this sacred time over to the enemy. With warmth, compassion, and keen biblical insight, counselor and speaker Faith Blatchford reveals that it's during this precious time that God imparts everything necessary for us to be equipped for the day. Without peaceful sleep at night, we are robbed mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually of the resources we need. God created the night and the dark--and he called it good. He dwells in it. The dark does not belong to the devil, so don't let the enemy steal it from you. Here are the tools you need to take back your night, to encounter the God of rest, and to sleep peacefully the whole night through. Includes a chapter on how to help your children overcome nightmares and fear of the dark.

The Battle for the Beginning

The Battle for the Beginning Author John F. MacArthur
ISBN-10 9781418508029
Release 2005-03-20
Pages 240
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The battle lines have been drawn. Is the enemy winning? "Thanks to the theory of evolution," writes best-selling author John MacArthur, "naturalism is now the dominant religion of modern society. Less than a century and a half ago, Charles Darwin popularized the credo for this secular religion. Naturalism has now replaced Christianity as the main religion of the Western world, and evolution has become its principal dogma." Many Christians who claim to believe that the Bible is God's revealed truth seem willing to allow modern scientific theories to replace the Genesis account of creation. Such compromises present a conspicuous danger. Bible teacher and pastor, John MacArthur, believes that in Genesis 1-3 we find the foundation of every doctrine that is essential to the Christian faith?the vital underpinnings for everything we believe. The Battle for the Beginning draws a clear line on today's theological landscape. "Everything in Scripture that teaches about sin and redemption assumes the literal truth of the first three chapters of Genesis. If we wobble to any degree on the truth of this passage," John MacArthur insists, "we undermind the very foundations of our faith."

The Battle for the Mind

The Battle for the Mind Author Bishop Noel Jones
ISBN-10 9780768499902
Release 2011-07-28
Pages 122
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The dichotomy of this book juxtaposes success and failure while solidifying the truth that walking with God is not conflict free because the essential nature of man is a unity of two (dichotomy) distinct realities, one physical (body) and spiritual (soul, spirit, mind). When the question is asked, What is the mind? The authors present a logical case for linking the paradigms of the mind from theology (truth) to philosophy (the search for truth) to provide a deeper understanding of two opposing forces that cause the battle between the desires of the flesh and the will of the spirit

The Battle for Your Heart

The Battle for Your Heart Author Michael Braun
ISBN-10 9781483540528
Release 2014-10-06
Pages 250
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A Dream About This Book Years ago I dreamed about a book I would write in the future. In the dream I was looking at the book which fell open to the middle because of inserts located there. The inserts reminded me of free samples offered in women’s magazines for perfumes and other products. The inserts offered in this book were free samples of dress shirts with bright colors such as: pink, lavender, chartreuse, teal, and coral. They were starched and folded and the reader was able to pick any one of them or all if they so desired. I was amazed that something so valuable would be included with the purchase of a book. ---- I then woke up. I asked others for an interpretation, but never felt that any interpretation was correct. God revealed the dream’s interpretation a few months before this book went to print. If you decide to purchase you will be holding the book from that dream in your hands. God’s interpretation: the shirts represent the varied, amazingly beautiful personalities of the people who will read this book. This book will offer them, maybe for the first time, the opportunity to choose to be themselves apart from the influence of deceptions which have pressured them to be someone they are not. The shirts were all brightly colored because every personality is uniquely crafted by God as one-of-a-kind and therefore, boldly stands out. The freedom to take or leave the shirts was left up to the reader with no pressure whatsoever. This represents God’s gracious offer of freedom without any obligation. The shirts could even be taken out later as they were nicely folded and did not interfere with the reading of the book. This represents God’s timing for some who will not be able to embrace their freedom while reading. However, they can come back later to choose their freedom. God has a destiny for your life and He is faithful to lead you into it. I pray this book will give you the courage to pick your own color and stand out as the one-of-a-kind individual that He has called you to be.

The Secret Battle of Ideas about God Participant s Guide

The Secret Battle of Ideas about God Participant s Guide Author Jeff Myers
ISBN-10 9781434712196
Release 2017-08-01
Pages 112
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This seven-week participant’s guide helps readers dig deeper and strengthen their faith as they learn how ideas from the five fatal worldviews can infect their faith. Readers will understand more about Secularism, Marxism, Islam, New Spirituality, and Postmodernism, and how their faith can be affected by the ideas these worldviews spread. Designed to be used alongside the book and DVD, this interactive guide gives readers tools to establish a strong, biblical worldview.

To Battle for God and the Right

To Battle for God and the Right Author Emerson Opdycke
ISBN-10 9780252092039
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 384
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Emerson Opdycke, a lieutenant with the 41st Ohio Infantry and later a commander of the 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, won fame at the Battle of Franklin when his brigade saved the Union Army from defeat. He also played pivotal roles in some of the major battles of the western theater, including Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Missionary Ridge. Opdycke's wartime letters to his wife, Lucy, offer the immediacy of the action as it unfolded and provide a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a soldier. Viewing the conflict with the South as a battle between the rights of states and loyalty to the Union, his letters reveal his dislike of slavery, devotion to the Union, disdain for military ineptitude, and opinions of combat strategies and high-ranking officers. A thorough introduction by editors Glenn V. Longacre and John E. Haas and a foreword by Peter Cozzens provide additional historical context and biographical information.


Full Author Asheritah Ciuciu
ISBN-10 9780802495297
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 256
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Can the Bible help me with my food struggles? Have you ever felt stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of overeating, yo-yo dieting, and obsessive thoughts about food? Whether you feel defeated by your lack of self-control or overwhelmed by thoughts and longings for food, the answer to our food fixation does not lie in the $500 billion global diet industry. This is not a diet book and it’s not a healthy eating plan. Because at the core, our problem is not really what we eat. It’s why we seek fullness in something that will never satisfy. Join Asheritah Ciuciu as she shares honestly about her own battles with food and reveals the path to freedom. You’ll discover the joy of living free from food fixation so you can experience deeper satisfaction in Christ, gain a renewed sense of purpose, and yes, even enjoy good food (without regret). A healthier relationship with food through a stronger relationship with Christ—that’s the goal of Full. Includes a quiz to help you find out if you have food fixation, plus practical strategies for overcoming it.

One Nation without God

One Nation without God Author David Aikman
ISBN-10 9781441235848
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 208
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Christianity in America is under siege. From litigation over coaches starting games with prayer to expulsion from college for refusing to endorse beliefs at odds with the Christian faith, hardly a week goes by without news of the declining influence that Christianity has in the public square. Can Christianity in this country survive the advances of secularists and remain influential in our culture? And if a new spiritual awakening is possible, what form will it take? Supported by an astonishing parade of concrete examples and direct quotes from reporters, judges, bloggers, and influencers, David Aikman turns his journalist's eye on the rise of hostility toward Christian expression in America and the alarming decline of orthodox belief among those who call themselves Christians. He explores the inspiring history of Christianity in America, the powerful cultural influences that have weakened the church, and the bright spots of hope he sees across the country, suggesting possible ways Christian influence in America might be refined and revived. Pastors, culture-watchers, and anyone concerned about the state of the church in America will find this a fascinating and eye-opening read.

The Battle for God

The Battle for God Author Karen Armstrong
ISBN-10 0007360851
Release 2009-11-26
Pages 464
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