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The Shadow of a Doubt

The Shadow of a Doubt Author Talbot Davis
ISBN-10 9781501804342
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 112
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We all have doubts. Throughout this five-week study, Davis invites you to acknowledge and confront your doubts about your Christian faith. Each chapter focuses on a different biblical story that illustrates a key insight into doubt and its effects on our faith. By bringing our doubts out of the shadows and into the light, we have an opportunity to experience an authentic faith seeking understanding. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter are designed to help leaders of small groups. Also available when purchasing the book is access to a free video trailer and an audio recording of the author's sermons as another way to experience the weekly message.



It s Not Rocket Science

It s Not Rocket Science Author Mary Spio
ISBN-10 9780399169328
Release 2016-02
Pages 256
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Rocket scientist, internet entrepreneur, and popular speaker Mary Spio presents practical advice for beating the odds, breaking the mold, and charting your own path to achieve true success Mary Spio went from being a barefoot girl in Ghana to a rocket scientist with major patents with Boeing. Mary is also an internet entrepreneur who speaks throughout the world about how anyone with a dream and some tools can harness the digital world for success and prosperity. In IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE, she presents advice and empowering stories that will inspire readers to move beyond their comfort zones into mastery and empowerment. IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE reveals the habits and traits of people who defy convention, overcome limited thinking, and crush the odds to achieve breakthrough success and shows readers how to strike their own uncommon path. It shares the secrets to cultivating curiosity, creativity, compassion, audacity, passion, obsessive focus and tenacity to attain their dreams and change the world. It's not Rocket Science is an inspiring and entertaining read for anyone who desires to be empowered with the mindset needed to propel their life to new heights. Learn how some of the world s most successful people shatter boundaries. Discover how your difference creates your relevance and your significance. Uncover your inner spark and learn how to fuel your own flame. Understand why a Defy-ing Moment is a defining moment. Find your path to success however you define it. "



Benefit of the Doubt

Benefit of the Doubt Author Gregory A. Boyd
ISBN-10 9781441244543
Release 2013-09-15
Pages 272
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In Benefit of the Doubt, influential theologian, pastor, and bestselling author Gregory Boyd invites readers to embrace a faith that doesn't strive for certainty, but rather for commitment in the midst of uncertainty. Boyd rejects the idea that a person's faith is as strong as it is certain. In fact, he makes the case that doubt can enhance faith and that seeking certainty is harming many in today's church. Readers who wrestle with their faith will welcome Boyd's message that experiencing a life-transforming relationship with Christ is possible, even with unresolved questions about the Bible, theology, and ethics. Boyd shares stories of his own painful journey, and stories of those to whom he has ministered, with a poignant honesty that will resonate with readers of all ages.



Faith Doubt and Other Lines I ve Crossed

Faith  Doubt  and Other Lines I ve Crossed Author Jay Bakker
ISBN-10 9781455517626
Release 2013-02-12
Pages 208
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Innovative pastor Jay Bakker thought he knew God: the God who rigorously patrolled every aspect of his life, the God who chose sides, the God who was always disappointed in him. But through the transformative power of grace, he discovered the God who loved and accepted unconditionally, freeing him to ask the hard questions and delve into one of Christianity's greatest taboos: doubt. In FAITH, DOUBT, AND OTHER LINES I'VE CROSSED, Jay voices the questions that Christians are thinking but won't ask as he chronicles his doubt about God, the Bible, heaven and hell, church, society, relationships, grace, and love. In the process he encourages all of us to welcome "the other", to read the Bible differently but better, to draw together in community, and to seek an unknown God of limitless grace. Brutally honest but full of grace, Jay invites everyone to cross the line, to dig deeper, and to discover a faith that is beyond belief.



The Storm Before the Calm

The Storm Before the Calm Author Talbot Davis
ISBN-10 9781501804328
Release 2015-09-15
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In this five-week study, Davis addresses life’s turbulent, trying moments by looking at some of Scripture’s most significant “storm stories.” By turning the popular phrase, “the calm before the storm” on its head, The Storm Before the Calm presents a unique take on the significance of life’s storms—grief, job loss, relationship failures, etc.—and how faith in Christ helps us weather them. Davis's message is clear and challenging: life’s storms prepare us for the calm that follows. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter are designed to help leaders of small groups. Also available when purchasing the book is access to a free video trailer and an audio recording of the author's sermons as another way to experience the weekly message.



Catching the Wind of the Spirit

Catching the Wind of the Spirit Author Sunder Krishnan
ISBN-10 9781600662928
Release 2010-08-31
Pages 216
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In Catching the Wind of the Spirit, Rev. Krishnan explores eight spiritual disciplines—the sails that we must hoist if we are to catch the wind of the Spirit: Worship, Scripture meditation, Study, Prayer, Confession, Fellowship, Service and Giving. "The Holy Spirit is much the same as the wind and the sailboat," says Rev. Sunder Krishnan. It is the Spirit of God who performs the vital work of transforming each of us into the image of our Savior and Lord. But in order to be effectively steered and directed by the Spirit, we must embrace the spiritual disciplines that will help us gradually and progressively be transformed into the image of Christ. Each chapter includes questions for individual or group study.



Solve

Solve Author Talbot Davis
ISBN-10 9781501816499
Release 2016-05-17
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Many people are good at pointing out problems. What if God’s people were among the few who are good at finding solutions? How would our world and our lives be different? This five-week study focuses on the person of Nehemiah in the Bible, who faced the difficult work of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem after his people returned from exile. Confronted with this complicated task and the many dilemmas that came with it, Nehemiah chose not to dwell on his problems or to pursue his own answers. Instead, he sought God’s solutions, following God’s lead and trusting God’s purposes. God’s people today are called to do the same. In each chapter, Talbot Davis shows how Nehemiah’s experiences mirror the problems we face, as individuals and as a society. As you read this book, you will hear God’s call to be someone who finds solutions. You will see how you can follow in Nehemiah’s footsteps, building up your life and the world around you. You will be challenged not to focus on problems, but to seek God’s solutions and how you can help bring them about. This book is based on a sermon series Talbot Davis delivered at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and discussion, a practical focus for the week, a closing prayer, and daily scripture passages to guide personal reading throughout the week.



Head Scratchers

Head Scratchers Author Talbot Davis
ISBN-10 9781501802898
Release 2015-05-19
Pages 112
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Sometimes Jesus says things that make you scratch your head. Much of what Jesus has to say is uplifting or inspiring. But let’s face it: Sometimes Jesus says things that are confusing, perplexing, or even offensive. In Head Scratchers, Talbot Davis leads you to understand some of these difficult words. In each chapter, he examines a different statement or brief teaching from Jesus, using the provided biblical and other background to help illuminate the passage in question. Davis not only guides you to understand the passage, but shows you what it means to take it to heart and embrace a new way of life as a result. Starting with a passage we struggle with, Davis opens it to reveal a challenging, hopeful word that will bring the gospel’s transformative power into your life. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter are designed to help leaders of small groups. Also available when purchasing the book is access to a free video trailer and an audio recording of the author's sermons as another way to experience the weekly message.



Light and Shadows

Light and Shadows Author Walter Brandmüller
ISBN-10 9781586172732
Release 2009
Pages 286
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The Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, the Reformation, and the Renaissance popes conjure in the imagination a corrupt Roman Catholic clergy hungry for wealth and power. In this insightful, well researched work, the Vatican's chief historian, Fr. Walter Brandmuller, takes a thoughtful and understanding look at these and other important chapters in Church history. Without denying, or flinching at, the human capacity for folly, failure, and evil, Brandmuller moves beyond the caricatures and legends that often substitute for real history to reveal a Church, both human and divine, fulfilling its mission in every time and place. His goal is not to whitewash any of these past events or issues, but rather to illuminate them, and bring to them a more in-depth, comprehensive historical understanding on the basis of their causes, circumstances and effects. "Now let us take into consideration Church history from the theological viewpoint, highlighting another important aspect. Its essential duty, in fact, turns out to be the complex mission to investigate and clarify that process of reception and transmission, of paraleacute;psis and of paragrave;dosis, through which was substantiated, in the course of the ages, the Church's raison d'ecirc;tre. Indeed, it is beyond a doubt that the Church can draw inspiration for her choices by drawing on her centuries-old treasury of experience and memory." -Pope Benedict VXI, Address to the members of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, March 7, 2008



God in the Dark

God in the Dark Author Os Guinness
ISBN-10 1433529033
Release 1996-01-05
Pages 224
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"A profound and excellent book for doubters and their friends who want to help." --James W. Sire, Author; campus lecturer for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship "Clear, steady explanation of what doubt is and how it is to be dealt with. There is nothing like it in print." --Dallas Willard, Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California Do you have significant doubts about God? Are you afraid to doubt, much less admit to anyone that you aren't fully convinced of God's faithfulness? Are you so torn by your questions that life is losing its meaning? This forthright but compassionate book works to tear away the layers of misunderstanding about doubt to reveal not only its dangers but its great value. As author Os Guinness explains: "If ours is an examined faith, we should be unafraid to doubt... There is no believing without some doubting, and believing is all the stronger for understanding and resolving doubt." For those who are unsure of God's trustworthiness--and for those who are in a dark place, wanting to know "Why?" or "How long, O Lord?"--God in the Dark is a must. It puts a human face on the problem of doubt and examines it thoroughly. In a way that will respond to your questions, settle your fears, and strengthen your faith.



Freedom to Doubt

Freedom to Doubt Author Charles Shingledecker
ISBN-10 0985136251
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 208
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In an entertaining yet informative journey through the Bible, Church history, and the nature of Christian belief, Charles P. Shingledecker (author of The Crazy Side of Orthodoxy) explores the dichotomy between faith and doubt. He challenges and encourages fellow Christians to embrace doubt as part of their lives of faith, to be embraced rather than feared or swept under the rug.



First Steps

First Steps Author Daniel McNaughton
ISBN-10 9780982610213
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 32
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First Steps has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from First Steps also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full First Steps book for free.



The Homiletic Review

The Homiletic Review Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3079025
Release 1919
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The Homiletic Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Homiletic Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Homiletic Review book for free.



Crash Test Dummies

Crash Test Dummies Author Talbot Davis
ISBN-10 9781501847578
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 112
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You've seen them, haven't you? They ride in the front seats of expensive cars and drive headlong into a brick wall. And then they do it again. And again. They're crash test dummies. Why do they keep doing the same dumb thing over and over again? Or maybe a better question is, why do we? In this study on the Book of Judges, author Talbot Davis explore the stories of the judges from the perspective of the Israelites’ repeated failure to be faithful to God alone. Through his creative, quirky angle on the book, Davis highlights how the Israelites in Judges made the same mistake of apostasy over and over again. Each time God delivered them, they eventually fell back into the predictable, tragic pattern. As he explores each judge's story, Davis invites readers to consider the shape that patterns of sin take in our lives, and how God seeks to free us from them and empower us for faithful living. Readers will come to know the Book of Judges and its central characters more deeply, and they will come to appreciate this biblical book as a source of wisdom for living well. Discussion questions and a practical focus for each week will also accompany each chapter.



More Jesus Less Religion

More Jesus  Less Religion Author Stephen Arterburn
ISBN-10 030745939X
Release 2010-04-13
Pages 224
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One decade ago, best-selling authors Stephen Arterburn and Jack Felton exposed the dangers of what they called "toxic faith," helping countless believers to understand and overcome their religious misconceptions. Now, drawing upon an additional ten years of observation and experience, these authors go one step further, offering new insights and a positive approach to the dilemma in this long-awaited follow-up to their ground-breaking work. Be set free from man-made rules, "churchianity," and legalistic religion. Learn to recognize serious misinterpretations of vital biblical concepts such as "accountability." Return to the roots of a strong, obedient, yet grace-filled relationship with your Creator. To all who want to enter into deeper joy, fuller obedience, greater influence, and a healthier experience of God, More Jesus, Less Religion points the way back to the grace of the Lord and shows what it takes to avoid the pitfalls of toxic faith. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Finding God in the Questions

Finding God in the Questions Author Timothy Johnson
ISBN-10 9780830833474
Release 2006-02-07
Pages 232
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An editor of ABC News describes his own spiritual journey that led him, as a man of science, to his own answers about God and Jesus, and encourages others to confront their own questions of faith to further the search for God.



Impossible People

Impossible People Author Os Guinness
ISBN-10 9780830893386
Release 2016-07-03
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The church in the West is at a critical moment. While the gospel is exploding throughout the global south, Western civilization faces militant assaults from aggressive secularism and radical Islam. Will the church resist the seductive shaping power of advanced modernity? More than ever, Christians must resist the negative cultural forces of our day with fortitude and winsomeness. What is needed is followers of Christ who are willing to face reality without flinching and respond with a faithfulness that is unwavering. Os Guinness describes these Christians as "impossible people," those who have "hearts that can melt with compassion, but with faces like flint and backbones of steel who are unmanipulable, unbribable, undeterrable and unclubbable, without ever losing the gentleness, the mercy, the grace and the compassion of our Lord." Few accounts of the challenge of today are more realistic, and few calls to Christian courage are more timely, resolute—and hopeful. Guinness argues that we must engage secularism and atheism in new ways, confronting competing ideas with discernment and fresh articulation of the faith. Christians are called to be impossible people, full of courage and mercy in challenging times.