πŸ“’ Author : Larry Osborne
πŸ“’ Publisher : David C Cook
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-04-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 224
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780781411318
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Meet a man forced to live in a fast changing and godless society. He faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. Sound familiar? His name was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only thrived, he changed an empire while he was at it. Though he lived thousands of years ago, he has a much to teach us today. Even in Babylon, God Is in Control In Thriving in Babylon, Larry Osborne explores the β€œadult” story of Daniel to help us not only survive – but actually thrive in an increasingly godless culture. Here Pastor Osborne looks at: - Why panic and despair are never from God- What true optimism looks like- How humility disarms even our greatest of enemies- Why respect causes even those who will have nothing to do with God to listen- How wisdom can snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat For those who know Jesus and understand the full implications of the cross, the resurrection, and the promises of Jesus, everything changes – not only in us, but also in our world.


πŸ“’ Author : David B. Capes
πŸ“’ Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 426
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781498273114
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : This delightfully multifaceted volume, comprised of thoughtful essays by an esteemed array of cultural critics, probes the intersection of Christian faith and culture to honor the memory of A. J. Chip Conyers, a remarkably ecumenical Christian scholar and cultural warrior whose premature death in 2004 cut short a remarkable career in teaching and writing. As those who knew him can attest, Conyers lived his life at the intersection of Christian theology and cultural concern with a singular blend of astuteness, gracefulness, and Christian conviction. This festschrift, as esteemed theologian and Conyers's mentor Jurgen Moltmann indicates in the foreword, is intended to mirror Conyers's own commitment to incisive cultural criticism and theological faithfulness in the mold of the great tradition. This is no small achievement even for so venerable a cast of scholars as the contributors to this volume, as Conyers crossed interdisciplinary boundaries--in a day of escalating hyper-specialization--with the greatest of ease. He was comfortable discussing contemporary church life or the christological controversy of the patristic era, Heideggerian hermeneutics or human dignity and the imago Dei, faith and the Enlightenment or the fatherhood of God, Catholic substance or Protestant reform. Yet Conyers always did this through the lens of historic Christian orthodoxy. Though he was a most incisive student of culture, in a most refreshing way he steered clear of being co-opted by the currents of culture. Neither retreating into pious devotionalism nor opting for the theologically unreflective activism that has become so chic in our post-consensus climate, he embodied a theological perspective that blends responsible cultural engagement with eschatological hope. The reader is sure to encounter the same blend in this festschrift, and to come away both challenged and edified toward fulfilling the message and hope of Conyers' life and work: to faithfully thrive in Babylon.


πŸ“’ Author : Christian T. Collins Winn
πŸ“’ Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-07-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 366
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781621890621
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : From intellectual inquiry to spiritual practice to social reform, Pietism has exerted an enormous influence on various forms of Christianity and on Western culture more generally. However, this contribution remains largely unacknowledged or misunderstood in Anglo-American contexts because negative stereotypes--some undeserved, others deserved--tend to cast Pietism as a quietistic and sectarian form of religion interested in a narrow set of individualistic and spiritual concerns. In this volume, scholars from a variety of disciplines offer a corrective to this misunderstanding, highlighting the profound theological, cultural, and spiritual contribution of Pietism and what they term the pietist impulse. The essays in this volume demonstrate that Pietism was a movement of great depth and originality that was not merely concerned with the pious soul and its God. Rather, Pietists were from the beginning concerned with issues of social and ecclesial reform, the nature of history and historical inquiry, the shape and purpose of theology and theological education, the missional task of the church, and social justice and political engagement. In addition, the essays collected here fruitfully raise the question of the ongoing relevance of Pietism and the pietist impulse for contemporary problems and questions across disciplines and in the church at large.


πŸ“’ Author : Eduardo Echeverria
πŸ“’ Publisher : BRILL
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-04-11
πŸ“’ Pages : 552
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9789004245990
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Berkouwer and Catholicism: Disputed Questions offers an in-depth analysis and critique of Berkouwer's theology, particulary his evolving relationship with Catholicism in light of Vatican II and the nouvelle thΓ©ologie.


πŸ“’ Author : Larry Osborne
πŸ“’ Publisher : Multnomah
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-04-14
πŸ“’ Pages : 224
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781601421807
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : In this delightfully personal and practical book, respected Bible teacher Larry Osborne confronts ten widely held beliefs that are both dumb and dangerous. People don’t set out to build their faith upon myths and spiritual urban legends. But somehow such falsehoods keep showing up in the way that many Christians think about life and God. These goofy ideas and beliefs are assumed by millions to be rock-solid truth... until life proves they’re not. The sad result is often a spiritual disaster: confusion, feelings of betrayal, a distrust of Scripture, loss of faith, anger toward both the church and God. But it doesn’t have to be so. Respected Bible teacher Larry Osborne confronts ten widely held beliefs that are both dumb and dangerous, including: β€’ Faith can fix anything β€’ God brings good luck β€’ Forgiving means forgetting β€’ Everything happens for a reason β€’ A godly home guarantees good kids Get ready to be shocked, relieved, and inspired in the pages of Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe. Because the truth is meant to set us freeβ€”not hurt us.


πŸ“’ Author : John Merritt
πŸ“’ Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-07-07
πŸ“’ Pages : 190
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781630475628
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : β€œDon’t Blink is a call to life we not only need, but also hunger forβ€”a call to go beyond survival to full-fledged life. It will be a gift to your spirit” (John Ortberg, Senior Pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and author of All the Places to Go). For the record, there is no eleventh commandment that says, β€œThou shalt not enjoy life.” Nor does God ever say, β€œMy plan for you is to be miserable on earth until you arrive in heaven.” Rather, the earth reflects a joyful Creator who gives us his creation for our pleasure. Don’t Blink is for procrastinators, dreamers, and would-be adventurers who wish to grab hold of life this day, knowing there are no guarantees about someday. From Alaska to Argentina to the Amazonβ€”in situations ranging from dangerous to humorousβ€”John Merritt takes you on a daring pilgrimage revealing what living in the moment looks like. John demolishes the notion that once you become a Christian your freedoms are gone and your fun is done. Life is an extraordinary adventure elevated to audacious heights when God is leading the charge. Whether on the other side of the world or in your own backyard, you will be inspired to squeeze more joy out of the life God has given you. β€œJohn Merritt has an extraordinary zest for life and a great gift for storytelling. In Don’t Blink he weaves his personal stories together with God’s scripture in a way that motivates and illustrates what it means to live life to the fullest, and to live it with God at the center of everything.” β€”Larry Osborne, Senior Pastor of North Coast Church, and author of Thriving in Babylon


πŸ“’ Author : Ralph Ellis
πŸ“’ Publisher : Edfu Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012
πŸ“’ Pages : 620
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781905815654
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :

SYNOPSIS : This is the book that the Catholic Church has been dreading for the last 1700 years. This is the book that will end Christianity as we know it. And this is not advertising hyperbole, this really is the end of the Christian fairytale. We now know who Jesus was. Visit his city, see the ruins of his citadel, gaze upon his statue, handle his coins. In reality, Jesus was a son of King Abgarus of Edessa, a king with a small realm, a large treasury, and even bigger ambitions. Thus Jesus' true history undermines much of the biblical fairystory that the gospel authors crafted, and so Christianity will never be the same again. The jacket image shows Jesus wearing his Crown of Thorns, the ceremonial crown of the Edessan monarchy. We suggest that readers start with 'Cleopatra to Christ' and then 'King Jesus'. The wait before arriving at the last episode in the trilogy will be worthwhile, for if a book could be valued on its 'eureka moments' then this final book would be priceless. The 'Gospel of King Jesus Trilogy' Latest version v11.2 Saul, Josephus, historical Jesus, New Testament, Parthia, Jesus of Gamala, Phraates, Phraataces, Crassus, Adiabene, Crucifixion, Mary Magdalene, Vespasian, Titus, Jerusalem, Jewish Revolt, Izates, Monobazus, Edessa, King Manu, King Abgarus, Judaea.


πŸ“’ Author : Daniel Depp
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-08-03
πŸ“’ Pages : 336
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1439120226
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Fifteen years ago, Anna Mayhew won an Oscar for Best Actress. Rich, famous, and beautiful, she had the world at her feet. Nearly forty years old, Anna is being offered these days only bland supporting roles, the kind she got her acting started with. So she spends much of her time thinking up clever and dangerous methods of self-destruction. But she may not have to kill herself after all. Anna discovers she has a stalkerβ€”Vincent, a crazed fan whose idea of love involves a straight razor and lots of blood. What better way to propel the name Anna Mayhew into film immortality? Enter David Spandau, ex-stuntman and private investigator, who has been hired by Anna’s sister Pam to protect the star. But Anna doesn’t want helpβ€”until she meets Spandau and decides she needs his intimate protection all the way to the Cannes Film Festival, where she’s slated to be a judge. Spandau finds himself falling for Anna, as well. But there’s the not so small problem of trying to keep a woman alive who’d prefer to be dead. To complicate matters, Vincent has followed Anna to Cannes intent on a bloody consummation of their relationship and he is being tracked by Special, an opera-loving L.A. pimp trying to recover the mob-owned money Vincent stole from him. So a deadly cat-and-mouse game that begins in the meat market of Hollywood culminates at the Roman orgy that is Cannes. Author Depp proves again to have the deadliest and most perceptive eye trained on the entertainment business today. With an enthralling, hair-raising final act, Babylon Nights is a twisted and sharply funny thrill ride that will delight Spandau fans and newcomers alike.


πŸ“’ Author : J. Daryl Charles
πŸ“’ Publisher : InterVarsity Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-09-20
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0830874534
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Pacifism. Jihad. Militarism. Are these our only alternatives for dealing with global injustice today? J. Daryl Charles leads us to reconsider a Christian view of the use of force to maintain or reestablish justice. He shows how love for a neighbor can warrant the just use of force. Reviewing and updating the widely recognized but not necessarily well-understood just-war teaching of the church through the ages, Charles shows how it captures many of the concerns of the pacifist position while deliberately avoiding, on the other side, the excesses of jihad and militarism. Aware of our contemporary global situation, Charles addresses the unique challenges of dealing with international terrorism.


πŸ“’ Author : Michael Seymour
πŸ“’ Publisher : I.B.Tauris
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-09-30
πŸ“’ Pages : 352
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781848857018
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Babylon: for eons its very name has been a byword for luxury and wickedness. 'By the rivers of Babylon we sat down and wept', wrote the psalmist, 'as we remembered Zion'. One of the greatest cities of the ancient world, Babylon has been eclipsed by its own sinful reputation. For two thousand years the real, physical metropolis lay buried while another, ghostly city lived on, engorged on accounts of its own destruction. More recently the site of Babylon has been the centre of major excavation, yet the spectacular results of this work have done little to displace the many other fascinating ways in which the city has endured and reinvented itself in culture. Saddam Hussein, for one, notoriously exploited the Babylonian myth to associate himself and his regime with its glorious past. Why has Babylon so creatively fired the human imagination, with results both good and ill? Why has it been so enthralling to so many, and for so long? In exploring answers, Michael Seymour's book ranges extensively over space and time and embraces art, archaeology, history and literature.