Letters from a Skeptic

Letters from a Skeptic Author Dr. Gregory A. Boyd
ISBN-10 1434766527
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher David C Cook
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Greg Boyd and his father, Ed, were on opposite sides of a great divide. Greg was a newfound Christian, while his father was a longtime agnostic. So Greg offered his father an invitation: Ed could write with any questions on Christianity, and his son would offer a response. Letters from a Skeptic contains this special correspondence. The letters tackle some of today's toughest challenges facing Christianity, including Do all non-Christians go to hell? How can we believe a man rose from the dead? Why is the world so full of suffering? How do we know the Bible was divinely inspired? Does God know the future? Each response offers insights into the big questions, while delivering intelligent answers that connect with both the heart and mind. Whether you're a skeptic, a believer, or just unsure, these letters can provide a practical, common-sense guide to the Christian faith.

Is God to Blame

Is God to Blame Author Gregory A. Boyd
ISBN-10 0830823948
Year 2003-09-09
Pages 211
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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A pastoral theologian challenges traditional assumptions about God and suffering, arguing that God's glory is revealed not as compelling power but as sacrificial love.

God at War

God at War Author Gregory A. Boyd
ISBN-10 9780830898305
Year 2014-07-18
Pages 418
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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In this bold and compelling work, Gregory Boyd undertakes to reframe the central issues of Christian theodicy. By Boyd's estimate, theologians still draw too heavily on Augustine's response to the problem of evil, attributing pain and suffering to the mysterious "good" purposes of God. Accordingly, modern Christians are inclined not to expect evil and so are baffled but resigned when it occurs. New Testament writers, on the other hand, were inclined to expect evil and fight against it. Modern Christians attempt to intellectually understand evil, whereas New Testament writers grappled with overcoming evil. Through a close and sophisticated reading of both Old and New Testaments, Boyd argues that Satan has been in an age-long (but not eternal) battle against God, and that this conflict "is a major dimension of the ultimate canvas against which everything within the biblical narrative, from creation to the eschaton, is to be painted and therefore understood." No less edifying than it is provocative, God at War will reward the careful attention of scholars, pastors, students and educated laypersons alike.

Benefit of the Doubt

Benefit of the Doubt Author Gregory A. Boyd
ISBN-10 9781441244543
Year 2013-09-15
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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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.

Living at the Crossroads

Living at the Crossroads Author Michael W. Goheen
ISBN-10 1441201998
Year 2008-11-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Baker Academic
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How can Christians live faithfully at the crossroads of the story of Scripture and postmodern culture? In Living at the Crossroads, authors Michael Goheen and Craig Bartholomew explore this question as they provide a general introduction to Christian worldview. Ideal for both students and lay readers, Living at the Crossroads lays out a brief summary of the biblical story and the most fundamental beliefs of Scripture. The book tells the story of Western culture from the classical period to postmodernity. The authors then provide an analysis of how Christians live in the tension that exists at the intersection of the biblical and cultural stories, exploring the important implications in key areas of life, such as education, scholarship, economics, politics, and church.

Faith Reads A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

Faith Reads  A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction Author David Rainey
ISBN-10 9781591588474
Year 2008-07-30
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.

Beautiful One

Beautiful One Author Beni Johnson
ISBN-10 9780768491203
Year 2010-08-01
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher Destiny Image Publishers
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“Arise, my love, my beautiful one come away.”Song of Solomon 2:10 (ESV) The insightful wisdom, joy, and lightheartedness of seven amazing women who have pushed through extreme winters only to fall more intensely in love with Jesus will challenge and provoke you to dance, live, breathe, and have your being in the One who created you to arise and come along with Him as His delicate, brilliant one into the bounteous reality of Heaven on Earth. Shed the orphan mindset that keeps you or your loved ones in spiritual poverty, misery, bondage, or rejection and get caught up in the swirl of deeper Father-daughter relationship with Abba Daddy God, who dispatches all of Heaven’s resources concerning you for major help and breakthrough from whatever your cocoon into a lavishly abundantly fragrant “destiny now” season. See how time truly has been on your side! Not one moment has been wasted! Learn how all of these women:—Sue, Heidi, Beni, Winnie, Anne, Nina, and DeAnn—endured and discovered how to push through their painful labor for the birthing and rushing in of new things beyond belief. Your moment has arrived. Daddy is in the building! Say good-bye to Poverty Flats. Hear the voice of the Spirit of Adoption calling His darling beautiful daughter, “Arise! Come with Me child. Your time is now.” Learn how to:· detoxify, filter your reality, and get focused· make it to the place of faith and belief for your circumstances· endure time and overcome the hurdles· observe, focus, shift paradigms· see God on the other side of your pain· get caught up into God’s extravagant plan· embrace Daddy's lavish love

Passing Through the Fire

Passing Through the Fire Author Nasrin Z.
ISBN-10 1469787520
Year 2012-03-12
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Nasrin didn’t realize that her life was about to be forever altered when she left her house for work in the early morning hours of December 3, 1997. Suddenly shaken by a violent jerk and a loud crash with an oncoming car, she found herself unable to move. But this story is more than just a personal chronicle of a tragic event and its aftermath. It is an invitation to her miraculous journey of encounter with a God of mercy and love, in whom we find hope and healing. “Nasrin writes with inspiring beauty and honesty. Read this wonderful book and be reminded of how God intends to create beauty and glory out of the shattered dreams and ashes of our lives.” -Rev. Sasan Tavassoli, Ph.D “...an inspiring story that will forever change your view of life amidst difficult circumstances.” -Hormoz Shariat, Ph.D., Iran Alive Ministries “Passing Through the Fire will cause your heart to burn as you read Nasrin’s passionate story. Her life of surrender and faithful walk with her Savior paints a glorious portrait of a fruitful survivor.” -Joan Elizabeth Driggs, Author of Love’s Rescue “Passing Through the Fire reveals the secrets to a life of freedom and purpose. Nasrin continues to challenge and inspire me with the living proof that we can have true wholeness and healing regardless of our circumstances!” -Lisa Winters Cox, Inspirational Author and Teacher

How We Got the Bible

How We Got the Bible Author Neil R. Lightfoot
ISBN-10 9780801072611
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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This popular and accessible account of how the Bible has been preserved and transmitted for today's readers is now available in trade paper.

Loving Wisdom

Loving Wisdom Author Paul Copan, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 0827221657
Year 2012-11-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Chalice Press
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Presenting a distinctively and deliberately Christian philosophy of religion, Loving Wisdom addresses a wide range of topics and questions. Copan acknowledges the difficulties, mystery, and disagreement of religion, and instead of using the language of proofs, he attempts to show how the Christian faith does a much more adequate job of answering a wide range of questions.

Lord Or Legend

Lord Or Legend Author Gregory A. Boyd
ISBN-10 0801065054
Year 2007
Pages 183
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Puts skeptics' claims to the test against multiple scholarly disciplines - including history, ethnography, anthropology, and folklore - to uncover truths about the historical Jesus.

No Easy Jesus

No Easy Jesus Author Jason Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781496414441
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher NavPress
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“Too many Christians I know have grown bored and frustrated with just ‘believing’ in Jesus. They’ve settled for salvation someday, not realizing they can experience a fuller life today.” Many Christians share a secret. Few of us dare to speak it out loud, because doing so would feel like taking a slap at God—and it wouldn’t make us look good either. Yet this secret is affecting us painfully on the inside every single day. Here it is: Believing in Jesus has left us disappointed. At one point we were thrilled and hopeful about living a life of trusting in Christ. But over time our experience has failed to live up to our expectations or make the difference we thought it would. So we’ve begun to think: “This can’t be all there is to being a Christian.” If that’s what you’ve been thinking . . . you’re right. No Easy Jesus holds the key to moving forward when you’re bored, disillusioned, and beaten down by faith-as-usual. It’s a clarion challenge to wake up each day and choose Jesus all over again; to make the tough, gritty choices that align your way with His and lead to true fullness of life. Because when you decided to follow Jesus, you didn’t sign up for what was easiest—you signed up for what was best.

The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ Author Lee Strobel
ISBN-10 9780310209300
Year 1998
Pages 303
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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A Seasoned Journalist Chases Down the Biggest Story in History Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Strobel's tough, point-blank questions make this Gold Medallion-winning book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ? 'Lee Strobel probes with bulldog-like tenacity the evidence for the truth of biblical Christianity.' Bruce M. Metzger, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary 'Lee Strobel asks the questions a tough-minded skeptic would ask. His book is so good I read it out loud to my wife evenings after dinner. Every inquirer should have it.' Phillip E. Johnson, Law Professor, University of California at Berkeley

Oneness Pentecostals and the Trinity

Oneness Pentecostals and the Trinity Author Gregory Boyd
ISBN-10 9781441214966
Year 1992-06-01
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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What's special about Oneness Pentecostals? In this penetrating analysis of Oneness theology and practice, Gregory Boyd reveals the experience of four years of personal involvement in a Oneness church. Although Oneness Pentecostals' belief in Christ's deity establishes some common ground with other Christians, their aggressive denial of the Trinity has nonetheless fostered their indisputably sub-Christian ideas about God's character, about salvation, and about Christian living.

All You Want to Know About Hell

All You Want to Know About Hell Author Steve Gregg
ISBN-10 9781401678319
Year 2013-11-12
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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It is an undeniable fact that the very concept of hell is shrouded in mystery. We know what books and movies tell us hell is like, but we’re left with so many questions. Is hell simply a place where sinners are sent to suffer for their sins, or is it much, much more than that? All You Want to Know About Hell breaks down the three most popular views on hell and tells us what the Bible really says about this terrifying and mystifying place. From the “traditional” view of hell as a place of eternal torment to the early Christian view that hell is a place of suffering intended to purge sin and to bring about repentance, no other book gives such in-depth biblical insight into the truths about hell that are hidden in all the hype. Features include: Complete coverage of the three most popular views on hell Clear explanation of what Scripture really says An easy and interesting read for laypeople, pastors, and scholars alike