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Faith At The Edge

Author : Robert N. Wennberg
ISBN : 9780802864734
Genre : Religion
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Call it existential doubt. Call it ?the dark night of the soul.? However you term it, God-doubting is a spiritual phenomenon endemic to the Christian experience, suffered by saints from Mother Theresa, St. John of the Cross, and Therese of Lisieux to lesser-known Christians throughout history. In fact, there may be something of this God-doubting in nearly all of us. / Faith at the Edge is for those doubters, believers struggling with their faith within the Christian tradition, not for the skeptics and seekers who lie outside it. It is for those who experience uncertainty about faiths to which they have been committed, but who now wonder whether it?s true. This doubt is very personal and deeply disturbing, exemplified when God seems remote, when he is experientially absent, when his very existence seems uncertain, when everything one believes as a Christian is called into serious question. / Robert Wennberg here explores the important questions of existential doubt. What causes our sense of divine absence? Are we at fault, or is there some other explanation for our uncertainty? Why does God allow this to happen? How should we respond? Wennberg answers these and other provocative questions both through personal illustrations and through the wisdom and insight of such figures as Blaise Pascal, G. K. Chesterton, Simone Weil, C. S. Lewis, and Martin Marty. He lays out a credible theological account of what happens during doubt. He further helps us understand how we can cope with these dark episodes and how we can not only stand against them, but even profit from them spiritually.
Category: Religion

Evidence For God

Author : William A. Dembski
ISBN : 9781441211798
Genre : Religion
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There have always been challenges to belief in God as he is revealed in the Bible and each new year seems to add more questions to the doubter's arsenal. In Evidence for God, leading apologists provide compelling arguments that address the most pressing questions of the day about God, science, Jesus, the Bible, and more, including Is Intelligent Design really a credible explanation of the origins of our world? Did Jesus really exist? Is Jesus really the only way to God? What about those who have never heard the gospel? Is the Bible today what was originally written? What about recently publicized gospels that aren't in the Bible? and much more
Category: Religion

Know Doubt

Author : John Ortberg
ISBN : 9780310340928
Genre : Religion
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In this refreshingly candid look at what it takes to live a life of faith, John Ortberg takes an honest look at the misgivings and uncertainties that often shake our beliefs as we navigate through the highs and lows of life. Reflecting on his own bouts with doubt and uncertainty, Ortberg shares with readers his discovery that, rather than being a contradiction in terms, doubt and faith may be very much a part of each other. He challenges readers to consider how doubt can motivate us to study and learn, how questioning expands our understanding, and how uncertainty can lead to trust. These challenges point us toward the relief of being totally honest. The right kind of doubt can be a gift—an action-generating truth that actually allows us to deepen our faith and intimacy with God. Written to challenge, comfort, and inspire readers, Know Doubt reveals uncertainty as a cause for celebration.
Category: Religion

Crisis Of Doubt

Author : Timothy Larsen
ISBN : 0199287872
Genre : History
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A corrective to the much-discussed Victorian `crisis of faith', this study focuses upon several prominent individuals who experienced a `crisis of doubt' and made the reverse journey, abandoning secularism to defend Christianity. Their stories demonstrate the intellectual strength of faith in the nineteenth century.
Category: History

Terminal Choices

Author : Robert N. Wennberg
ISBN : 0802804543
Genre : Philosophy
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A discussion of the moral, religious, legal, and personal issues surrounding euthanasia, suicide, and the right to die.
Category: Philosophy

Not A Prodigal

Author : Sharon Edge Martin
ISBN : 1936923289
Genre : Poetry
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Sharon Edge Martin's poetry does what the late Frosty Troy declared was the goal of his journalism: To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Here you will find "good news" in the wonder and wisdom of her words!
Category: Poetry


Author : Dan Cox
ISBN : 1940269083
Genre : Religion
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Disillusioned is a memoir, a spiritual how-not-to, and a revelation of hope for experiencing God and living the message of Jesus in a bold new way. In this candid and moving story, former mega-church pastor Dan Cox shares how, after a lifetime of Christianity, he watched his long-held belief systems go up in smoke. And how, like burning a field for new growth, his disillusionment allowed him to grow spiritually in ways his old faith never allowed. Cox had erected a perfect Christian framework around his life: Overseas mission work. Pastoring a fledgling church into a 6500-member church. Building a family. But even as he seemed to have all the answers, Cox became filled with doubts about his ministry and his marriage, and deeply depressed. Facing tremendous trials and feeling a disconnect between his theology and his experience, he prayed fervently. Yet God seemed absent. Eventually, all his certainties--about marriage, prayer, the Bible, and even salvation--lay in ashes at his feet. So he had to start over again. And on that seared ground, God and his grace met him, and he began to radically reconstruct his life--this time supported by true faith. Disillusioned is an honest exploration of what happens when the answers you've grown up with--and doled out to everyone else--don't make sense anymore. Around the world, there are millions like Dan who, dissatisfied with their Christian experience, are walking away from church. This book is for those on the edges. The faint. The fallen. The desperate. The doubters. Here is a hopeful story, offering comfort and a fresh vision for a renewed and authentic life of freedom in Christ.
Category: Religion

Religion And The Critical Mind

Author : Anton K. Jacobs
ISBN : IND:30000127154601
Genre : Religion
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Many people have a deep curiosity about religion and its shortcomings. This book, written for the general reader, takes a comprehensive look at the critiques of religion in Western history and the courageous thinkers who developed those critiques. While many people know the names of the thinkers covered, they often have little knowledge of their views and the contexts in which they worked. Here is a new look at our heritage in the criticism of religion.
Category: Religion

With Faith And Goodwill

Author : Arthur Milnes
ISBN : 9781459738706
Genre : Political Science
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On the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary this year, With Faith and Goodwill showcases the words and deeds of prime ministers, presidents, and others, from Tommy Douglas to Hillary Clinton. With rare photographs and long-forgotten treasures, this book looks back at a remarkable shared history and those who changed its course.
Category: Political Science

Velvet Elvis

Author : Rob Bell
ISBN : 9780310273080
Genre : Religion
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A guide to living an authentic Christian life urges readers to seek an expression of faith that is personal, rather than in accordance with the belief systems of others, in a handbook that cites the examples of Jesus while offering a perspective on the unlimited nature of God.
Category: Religion