Category: Christianity

  • From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology

    By John Dyer

    Believers and unbelievers alike are saturated with know-how, but such a lot supply it little if any idea. shoppers purchase and improve as quickly as they could, principally blind to expertise s sophisticated but strong impact. In a global the place expertise adjustments virtually day-by-day, many are left to ask yourself: should still Christians embody all that's occurring? Are there a few applied sciences that we have to keep away from? Does the Bible provide us any counsel on tips to use electronic instruments and social media?
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  • 30 Words: A Devotional for the Rest of Us

    By Jarrid Wilson

    Greater than whatever, our God desires us to spend time with Him. He desires to be in dating with us, yet for a few cause, we can't locate the time. In a tradition of fast downloads and drive-through lattes, we study that quicker is best and that slowing down isn't an choice. but when we glance rigorously at Scripture, we see that this can be the complete opposite of ways God has known as us to live.

    In 30 phrases, you'll locate encouragement to open your center, brain, and soul to God. every day you'll specialize in a unmarried note approximately God and our courting with Him. jam-packed with key verses to meditate on, in addition to rates and teachings from Christian leaders, 30 phrases may also help you are making a behavior of non secular development—one that would remodel you from the interior out.
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  • The Big Question: Why We Can't Stop Talking About Science, Faith and God

    Richard Dawkins's groundbreaking booklet The God fable created an explosion of curiosity within the relation of technological know-how and religion. This usually afflicted courting among technology and faith used to be probably broken by means of the increase of the hot Atheism, which insisted that technology had basically disproved not only God but in addition the price of faith. there's expanding skepticism in the direction of its usually glib and superficial solutions; and the large questions about religion, God and technology have not long gone away--in truth, we appear to discuss them greater than ever.

    Alister McGrath's The significant Question is an obtainable, attractive account of the way technology pertains to religion, exploring how the operating equipment and assumptions of the ordinary sciences should be theologically beneficial. McGrath makes use of tales and analogies, in addition to own money owed, with a purpose to aid readers comprehend the medical and theological issues he makes, and take hold of their deeper importance. a really comprehensive scientist and student, McGrath criticizes the evangelism of the hot Atheists and paves a logical well-argued highway to the compatibility among technology and faith.

    Some of his major dialogue issues include:
    1. there's even more convergence among technological know-how and religion than is generally appreciated
    2. How the 3 nice types of clinical clarification may be tailored to spiritual belief
    3. trust in God presents a 'big photograph' of truth, making experience of science's successes

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  • From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East

    By William Dalrymple

    Within the spring of A.D. 587, John Moschos and his student Sophronius the Sophist launched into a impressive excursion around the complete Byzantine global, touring from the seashores of Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. utilizing Moschos’s writings as his advisor and notion, the acclaimed trip author William Dalrymple retraces the footsteps of those priests, supplying alongside the way in which a relocating elegy to the slowly demise civilization of japanese Christianity and to the folk who're suffering to maintain its flame alive. the result's Dalrymple’s unsurpassed masterpiece: a superbly written travelogue, without delay wealthy and scholarly, relocating and brave, overflowing with bright characters and highly topical insights into the heritage, spirituality and the fractured politics of the center East.
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  • Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 years

    By Philip Jenkins

    In Jesus Wars, hugely revered spiritual historian Philip Jenkins (The subsequent Christendom) unearths in bloody element the 5th century battles over Christianity’s largest paradox: the twin nature of Jesus Christ, as either absolutely human and completely divine. Jesus Wars is a needs to for the bookshelf of these who benefit from the paintings of Jared Diamond, Karen Armstrong, N.T. Wright, Elaine Pagels, and Alister McGrath, in addition to a person drawn to early Christian heritage.
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  • The Oxford Bible Commentary

    By John Barton, John Muddiman

    Even if you spot the Bible because the residing observe of God, or as a hugely major record from the traditional international, or as one of many vintage works of worldwide literature, The Oxford Bible Commentary will installed your fingers every little thing you must examine and comprehend the biblical text.

    Here is a enormous, line-by-line serious statement at the Bible, protecting all of the books that seem within the NRSV. a necessary reference paintings, this definitive ebook offers authoritative, non-denominational remark written via a global group of greater than 70 major students from quite a few spiritual backgrounds. Incorporating the most recent examine, the individuals study the books of the Bible in exhaustive element, taking a historical-critical process that makes an attempt to make clear the scriptures by means of putting them within the context within which their first audiences may have encountered them, asking how they got here to be composed and what have been the needs in their authors. The Commentary encompasses a common creation, broad introductions to either testaments and the Apocrypha, and briefer introductions to the actual books, plus an essay with remark on very important post-biblical Jewish and Christian literature. each one article concludes with a bibliography that issues the reader towards crucial supplemental works in English, together with significant reference works, introductions, and so forth.

    A actually wonderful paintings of biblical scholarship, The Oxford Bible Commentary may be a useful source for pastors getting ready a sermon, for college kids, for these in learn or chat groups, and certainly for anyone--whether Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, or Orthodox Christian--who seeks a clearer standpoint on a textual content that has been held in reverence for millions of years.

    * targeted verse-by-verse observation, written by means of over 70 of the world's best biblical students from the entire significant Christian traditions and Judaism.
    * contains all of the canonical books for the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions, and non-biblical Jewish and Christian writings from the biblical period.
    * Combines the end result of the historical-critical procedure with insights from different serious ways to religious study.
    * contains significant introductions to each biblical booklet.
    * Bibliographies of supplemental works in English can be found during the booklet, making in-depth examine of issues more straightforward.

    Note: The PDF doesn't include the eleven complete colour, Oxford Bible Maps which are within the revealed model.
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  • Women of Genesis: 3-in-1 eBook Bundle

    By Orson Scott Card

    In Sarah, writer Orson Scott Card makes use of his fertile mind's eye and uncanny perception into human nature to flesh out a special lady — person who is gorgeous, tricky, clever, and imaginative in an period whilst girls get brief shrift in lifestyles in addition to within the ancient list. Sarah takes on shiny truth as a girl fascinating to kings, a loyal spouse, and a loyal follower of the God of Abraham, selected to event an incomparable miracle. Set within the elegance and far more than Egypt and the starkly attractive barren region landscapes of the Sinai peninsula, Sarah is an altogether plausible and provocative drama. this primary novel in a trilogy at the ladies of Genesis illuminates the hardships and the triumphs of a girl destined for greatness.

    Born right into a time and position the place a girl speaks her brain at her personal peril, and reared as a motherless baby by means of a doting father, Rebekah grew as much as be a gorgeous headstrong attractiveness. She used to be selected by means of God for a unique responsibility. For Rebekah needs to go away her fathers condo to marry Isaac, the studious younger son of the Patriarch Abraham. Her struggles to discover her position within the relations of Abraham are a real try of her religion, yet via all of it she reveals her personal courting with God and does her top to serve His reason within the lives of these she loves. In Rebekah, Orson Scott Card has created an impressive character, advanced and interesting, and her tale will have interaction your center because it captures your imagination.

    Leah used to be so younger while her sister Rachel was once born that she couldn't have in mind a time whilst Rachel used to be no longer the darling of the kinfolk — beautiful, shrewdpermanent, and lovely, while Leah plugged alongside being obedient, hard-working, and accountable. Then at some point a handsome marriageable kinsman named Jacob confirmed up, searching for a haven from his brother's rage, and Leah fell in love without delay. It didn't shock her in any respect that Jacob observed in simple terms Rachel. yet definitely, because the sisters labored and lived along Jacob for seven years, he may come to gain that Leah used to be the single he should marry. . .
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  • The Great Divorce

    By C. S. Lewis

    C.S. Lewis’ The nice Divorce is a vintage Christian allegorical story a couple of bus experience from hell to heaven. a unprecedented meditation upon reliable and evil, grace and judgment, Lewis’s progressive concept within the The nice Divorce is that the gates of Hell are locked from the interior. utilizing his amazing descriptive powers, Lewis’ The nice Divorce will switch the way in which we expect approximately stable and evil. 

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