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Engagement With God

Author : Hans Urs von Balthasar
ISBN : 1586171968
Genre : Religion
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The brilliant theologian and philosopher Balthasar writes about God's involvement with man and man's involvement with God in the Old and the New Testaments, and how that interaction of the divine with the human reveals the meaning of true freedom that man is always hungering for but often strives after in wrong and dangerous ways. He shows that God's free revelation of himself in Christ is an invitation into the realm of absolute and divine freedom, in which alone human freedom can be fully realized
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31 Day Structured Engagement With God

Author : Martha A. Alexander
ISBN : 9781532033711
Genre : Religion
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A life-transforming approach to tearing down relationship barriers, Structured Engagement is a dialogical (communication) act between participants (in this case, God and the reader) that evolves around knowledge of and relationship with one another to create a pathway to truth-telling, freedom to act, and mutuality of purpose. Although words matter in the Structured Engagement process, this journal speaks to the reader with photos more than with words! This 31-Day Structured Engagement with God, unlike most devotional journals, is a collection of photos (from the deep south that the photographer calls the tools of life and leadership) that have been paired with Scripture to glorify God, and inform the spirituality, character, and leadership skills of the reader. This 31-day meditational/devotional journal is an excellent tool for building relationship and leadership skills of small groups, Sunday School classes or youth groups. It is a unique, spiritual journey that encourages thinking outside the box about Scripture and spirituality from a relationship-centered focus versus a self-centered focus.
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I Met God In Bermuda

Author : Steven Ogden
ISBN : 9781846942044
Genre : Religion
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In I Met God in Bermuda, Steven Ogden shows how twenty-first century faith is an open, dynamic and courageous attitude toward life. It presumes that God is found not in the sky, but in the midst of life.
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In The Twilight With God

Author : Benjamin W. Farley
ISBN : 9781630876685
Genre : Religion
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Granted that God may exist, how may God be defined in our time? Addressing this issue Benjamin Farley explores a variety of belief systems, Western and Eastern, religious and skeptical. Taking an approach that is both critical of religion as well as sympathetic, Farley refuses to shy away from hard questions or to dismiss constructive answers that speak to the human condition. He distinguishes human "intellectual ascent" towards God from humankind's "innate and inner sense" to know and relate to the living God, demonstrating the efforts and rewards of both approaches in Christianity, as well as in Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Zen. Alongside these more obviously "religious" approaches, Farley reviews the methodologies and findings of today's greatest scientific minds, including skeptics such as Hawking, Dawkins, and Wilson, as well as their skeptical forerunners of the past. He argues that belief in God can no more ignore the scientific truth about the universe than science can dismiss the spiritual yearnings and hunger of humanity for purpose, meaning, and its inescapable sense of the presence of God.
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Rules Of Engagement

Author : Chad Hennings
ISBN : 9780446558600
Genre : Religion
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In all of the roles Chad Hennings has been privileged to play in life he has seen that the persistent "go-it-alone" myth in our society traps men from connecting in a meaningful way with other men. In fact, men in our society are emotionally disconnected from each other and from God. In this book Chad wants to share the lessons he has learned that will make a difference in men's lives and tear down the walls that separate men from each other and their true selves. This book will offer men a plan for a new approach to life that stresses: Crafting character and vision for ones self Healing the troubled past Developing a work ethic Commiting to self-care Finding fulfillment Living with spirituality Making a strategic life plan Serving the family Male bonding Developing an understanding of money Community service Redefining success
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With God On Our Side

Author : Steven Felix-Jager
ISBN : 9781498231794
Genre : Religion
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Rock and roll is more than just music. Rock is a culture and an ideology, which carries its own ethos. It is forcefully countercultural and exists as a bane in the sight of dominant Western culture. As rock engages and critiques culture, it invariably encounters issues of meaning that are existential and theological. A transformational theology of rock begins with those existential and theological issues raised by and within rock music. With God On Our Side attempts to respond to these queries in a way that is faithful to the work of the kingdom of God on earth by mining our long theological tradition and seeing what cohesive responses can be made to the issues raised by rock music. At its best, rock acknowledges there is something wrong with the world, raises awareness of marginalized voices, and offers an alternative mode of existence within our present reality. By teasing out the theological issues found in rock music, this book synthesizes the findings to create a distinctive cultural theology that is sensitive to the plight of the marginalized in the West. In this way, the book offers a way forward towards a transformational theology of rock and roll.
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Wrestling With Doubt

Author : Frank D. Rees
ISBN : 0814625908
Genre : Religion
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Rees provides a theological analysis of doubts as a constructive element within the Christian experience of faith. He considers three theological frameworks, each of which offers an interpretation of doubt, and two life-story theologies that deal with faith and doubt.
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Discovering The Mission Of God

Author : Mike Barnett
ISBN : 9780830859856
Genre : Religion
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Written by a team of 21st-century scholar-practitioners, Discovering the Mission of God explores the mission of God as presented in the Bible, expressed throughout church history and in cutting-edge best practices being used around the world today.
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A God Sized Vision

Author : Collin Hansen
ISBN : 9780310558699
Genre : Religion
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Can God stir revival by his Holy Spirit, even in our culture today? Do we really believe he can? In a day of diminished expectations, A God-Sized Vision: Revival Accounts That Stretch and Stir recounts global examples of prior revivals, beginning with the Reformation and the Great Awakenings. It continues with the Welsh and Azusa Street revivals and those that occurred simultaneously in Asia, followed by the East Africa Revival of the 1930s. More recent revivals in North America that instigated parachurch or evangelistic ministries like those of Billy Graham and the revivals in China, particularly in Henan Province over the last forty years, give further evidence of church renewal. These stories enlarge our hearts, expand our minds, and empower our witness to the power of God at work in human history. Christians with a deep evangelistic commitment who realize that there is more to church growth than field-tested techniques will expand their vision by remembering God’s vision, as it has been revealed throughout history. Hansen and Woodbridge mine these stories of renewal to suggest how to get ready for revival today.
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