The Great Good Thing
Title The Great Good Thing PDF eBook
Author Andrew Klavan
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Pages 296
Release 2016-09-20
Genre Self-Help
ISBN 0718017366

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No one was more surprised than Andrew Klavan when, at the age of fifty, he found himself about to be baptized. The Great Good Thing tells the soul-searching story of a man born into an age of disbelief who had to abandon everything he thought he knew in order to find his way to the truth. Best known for his hard-boiled, white-knuckle thrillers and for the movies made from them--among them True Crime and Don’t Say a Word--bestselling author and Edgar Award-winner Klavan was born in a suburban Jewish enclave outside New York City. He left the faith of his childhood behind to live most of his life as an agnostic until he found himself mulling over the hard questions that so many other believers have asked: How can I be certain in my faith? What's the truth, and how can I know it's the truth? How can you think, live, and make choices and judgments day by day if you don't know for sure? In The Great Good Thing, Klavan shares that his troubled childhood caused him to live inside the stories in his head and grow up to become an alienated young writer whose disconnection and rage devolved into depression and suicidal breakdown. In those years, Klavan fought to ignore the insistent call of God, a call glimpsed in a childhood Christmas at the home of a beloved babysitter, in a transcendent moment at his daughter's birth, and in a snippet of a baseball game broadcast that moved him from the brink of suicide. But more than anything, the call of God existed in stories--the stories Klavan loved to read and the stories he loved to write. Join Klavan as he discovers the meaning of belief, the importance of asking tough questions, and the power of sharing your story.

Reasonable Faith
Title Reasonable Faith PDF eBook
Author Americo Tulipano
Publisher Page Publishing Inc
Pages 388
Release 2019-10-24
Genre Religion
ISBN 1644629909

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Christians and non-Christians alike are troubled by powerful questions: Why do innocent people suffer? Why isn't spiritual truth objectively provable? How can evolution be reconciled with belief in God? What is a soul? What is moral truth? How much hard history do the gospels contain? What did Jesus mean when he spoke of perfection? What is evil? Clear, concise answers to these and 265 other questions are offered in Reasonable Faith. Backed by many years of inquiry and research, this book takes on questions that have been avoided or given terse treatment by other "Christian answer" books. In the process of facing such questions, this work provides an honest and reasonable basis for compassionate Christian faith. "Like a breath of fresh air...wonderful." —Dr. Francis Collins Director of the National Institute of Health Author of The Language of God "A masterpiece." —Brother Aelred Reid, Benedictine Monk St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota "Beautifully written and diligently researched." —Reverend Richard A. Santella Retired United Methodist Minister "Wonderful." —Joan Roughgarden Professor of biology, Stanford University Author of Evolution and Christian Faith

Title Relovutionary PDF eBook
Author Jonathon William King
Publisher WestBow Press
Pages 538
Release 2020-09-18
Genre Religion
ISBN 1973690039

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“RELOVUTIONARY’ clearly demonstrates that Jonny King has something of value to say to the church in these days. I commend his book to you.” —Jeff Crosby, Publisher, InterVarsity Press/USA PHILOSOPHY FOR TRUE HUMAN FLOURISHING Each person without exception is desperate for flourishing. Every individual hungers and aches to live an expression of the good life. This compulsion inside is as automatic as it is intuitive. This general human longing reflects a common drive for meaning, and not just for the Christian. Still, most intimately know they can't entirely do life their way. Whilst the majority readily confess, they haven't the sufficient means, or even the necessary power. After all, look at what happens when a global pandemic shuts down life?! The fact we rarely arrive at contented satisfaction becomes life's own rolling stone. Do you have a present vision? Are you confident of the process? What about any worthwhile or ultimate goal? This living challenge becomes even more practically specific for the Christian. What if someone asked you for the content of a faithful and fruitful life for Christ? What would you say? Now factor in these challenging and confronting cultural times. How would you reply? After all, you sincerely love Jesus, and passionately want to live for Him, which means you're entirely motivated to offer something not only realistic, but true. But can you? The good news is that in your hands contain the opening lines, where RELOVUTIONARY intends to be your own personal guide. Volume One introduces this idea, setting the coordinates for the reader's unfolding navigation. The context is huge, only increasing any anticipation on this series' comprehensive value. This Is Your Life has been genuinely engineered for any curious reader wanting an answer to the absurdity of existence, and for every genuine follower of Jesus Christ, determined to live a life worthy of His calling. There is no greater promise or purpose than living for Jesus-no matter age, stage, time, or place-which means there should be no further reading delay. WELCOME TO THE LIFE: RELOVUXIONARY

Jesus Is the Way, Truth, Life
Title Jesus Is the Way, Truth, Life PDF eBook
Author Michael Pietrzyk
Publisher Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Pages 80
Release 2020-08-19
Genre Religion
ISBN 1098040953

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If you cannot comfortably say with confidence that Jesus died for your sins and opens the door of salvation for you or that you deny Jesus, then this book is for you. So many Christians take Jesus for granted, and so many people do not understand His torment and the suffering He endured for us. We began a spiritual journey when we enter this world. We have a natural body and a world full of responsibilities to challenge us on our journey. We are influenced by many outside sources and personal interactions with our family members and friends. Ultimately, we make the most important decision of our life. Do we believe in God and accept Jesus as our Savior, or do we reject God and accept atheism? When you analyze the facts of the life of Jesus, his loving teachings, his horrible suffering, death and miraculous resurrection, you come to understand He did it for you. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. His teaching brings light into your life. Jesus is the gateway to eternal happiness when we leave this world. Atheism with its evil influence wants to drag you down and have you reject God. Atheists are in total denial about God, Jesus, supernatural experiences, something from nothing, and the wisdom in the formation of this universe and mankind. Atheists want you to believe you will simply rot in the ground and accept life with no future hope. If you are an atheist, don't laugh at this thought and concern. As a Christian, I care for you and your soul. That is certainly more than what the atheistic thinking has in mind for you. Atheism, under the influence of Satan, offers you nothing but the door way to eternal conscious separation from God. This book is a direct challenge to the thoughts and beliefs of the atheist. I wrote this book with the hope it just might stir the mind of a non-believer. Then believing the Holy Spirit will do the rest.

The Bible in a Disenchanted Age (Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic)
Title The Bible in a Disenchanted Age (Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic) PDF eBook
Author R. W. L. Moberly
Publisher Baker Books
Pages 240
Release 2018-01-02
Genre Religion
ISBN 149341304X

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In our increasingly disenchanted age, can we still regard the Bible as God's Word? Why should we consider it trustworthy and dare to believe what it says? Top Old Testament theologian R. W. L. Moberly sets forth his case for regarding the Bible as unlike any other book by exploring the differences between it and other ancient writings. He explains why it makes sense to turn to the Bible with the expectation of finding ultimate truth in it, offering a robust apology for faith in the God of the Bible that's fully engaged with critical scholarship and compatible with modern knowledge.

The Twelve Pillars of Unbelief
Title The Twelve Pillars of Unbelief PDF eBook
Author Douglas Olsen
Publisher Dorrance Publishing
Pages 224
Release 2023-02-22
Genre Religion

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The Twelve Pillars of Unbelief: Why the Arguments for Atheism Don't Work and Why the Ones for Christianity Do. By: Douglas Olsen About the Book This book summarizes the reasons atheism is logically faulty from a Christian perspective. The author incorporates his own examples, insights, and humor. According to the author we are living in an increasingly secular society, and there have been best-selling books by the so-called New Atheists, which need to be put in their place with a fresh approach to the beliefs of Christianity. This book is different from other books attacking atheism in the inclusion of a chapter on heaven and hell with an nontraditional but Biblical view of hell and a section on evolution, Intelligent Design, and creationism. I hope the reader, who is more likely to be Christian rather than atheist, will be armed with arguments against atheism as well as thoughtful ideas about Christianity. Maybe some agnostics or seekers will find truth in it.

The Truth and Beauty
Title The Truth and Beauty PDF eBook
Author Andrew Klavan
Publisher Zondervan
Pages 270
Release 2022-04-05
Genre Religion
ISBN 0310364620

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Follow Andrew Klavan to a deeper, richer understanding of the words of Jesus. Andrew Klavan believed what he read in the Gospels, but he often struggled to understand what Jesus really meant. So he began a journey of wrestling with the beautiful and often strange words of Jesus. He learned Greek in order to read the Gospels in their original languages, and he vowed to set aside any preconceptions about what the Scriptures say. But it wasn't until he began exploring how some of history's greatest writers wrestled with the same issues we confront today--political upheaval, rejection of social norms, growing disbelief in God--that he found a new way of understanding what Jesus meant. In The Truth and Beauty, Klavan combines a decades-long writing career with a lifetime of reading to discover a fresh understanding of the Gospels. By reading the words of Jesus through the life and work of writers such as William Wordsworth and John Keats, Mary Shelley and Samuel Taylor Coleridge--the English romantics--Klavan discovered a way to encounter Jesus in a deeper and more profound way than ever before. For readers seeking to find renewed meaning in the words of Jesus--and for those who are striving for belief in a materialistic world--The Truth and Beauty offers an intimate account of one man's struggle to understand the Gospels in all their strangeness, and so find his way to a life that is, as he says, "the most creative, the most joyful, and surely the most true."