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Finding God Again

Author : John J. Shea
ISBN : 0742542157
Genre : Religion
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Growing out of two decades of teaching and practice, Finding God Again: Spirituality for Adults addresses, in an experiential and pastoral way, the need to re-envision God as we grow from an adolescent to adult spirituality. John Shea, a renowned pastoral counselor and teacher, shows how we can lose touch with religion, spirituality, and a belief in God because of times when our image of God is too narrow, unreal, or inadequate to make sense of our experience. Shea uses real life stories to illustrate and offer a life-changing challenge to leave behind the Superego God of childhood in favor of a Living God we can relate to as adults. By showing the reader how to revisit God as an adult, Shea provides the motivation and method to embrace a Living God and claim the independence and responsibility that accompany genuine adulthood.
Category: Religion

Finding God In The Waves

Author : Mike McHargue
ISBN : 9781101906057
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the host of the popular podcasts, The Liturgists Podcast and Ask Science Mike, a story of having faith, losing it, and finding it again through science—revealing how the latest in neuroscience, physics, and biology help us understand God, faith, and ourselves. Forty-four percent of Americans will go through a major faith transition in their lives. And now, with church attendance on the decline and increasing cultural independence from Christian social norms, this trend has reached a tipping point: the fastest growing religion in America is "none." Mike McHargue understands the pain of unraveling belief. In Finding God in the Waves, Mike tells the story of how his Evangelical faith dissolved into atheism as he studied the Bible, a crisis that threatened his identity, his friendships, and even his marriage. Years later, Mike was standing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean when a bewildering, seemingly mystical moment motivated him to take another look. But this time, it wasn't theology or scripture that led him back to God—it was science. Full of insights about the universe, as well as deeply personal reflections on our desire for certainty and meaning, Finding God in the Waves is a vital exploration of the possibility for knowing God in an age of reason, and a signpost for where the practice of faith is headed in a secular age. Among other revelations, we learn what brain scans reveal about what happens when we pray; how fundamentalism affects the psyche; and how God is revealed not only in scripture, but in the night sky, in subatomic particles, and in us. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Finding Your Way Back To God

Author : Dave Ferguson
ISBN : 9781601426093
Genre : Religion
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"God, if you're real, make yourself real to me." Each of us spends our lives on a journey toward God. Yet often our most deeply felt longings--for meaning, for love, for significance--end up leading us away from, instead of toward, our Creator and the person he made us to be. Finding Your Way Back to God shows you how to understand and listen to your longings in a whole new way. It's about waking up to who you really are, and daring to believe that God wants to be found even more than you want to find him. It's about making the biggest wager of your life as you ask God to make himself known to you. And it's about watching what happens next. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Religion


Author : Weldon Phillip Keller
ISBN : 1871676940
Genre : Christian life
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The author of A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 scouts the trail of the ultimate quest--toward a vital relationship with God. The seeker is told how to know God, what faith is, who Jesus Christ is, implications of God's love, and the joy of intimacy with God in Christ.
Category: Christian life

Tell Me A Story

Author : Scott McClellan
ISBN : 9780802484161
Genre : Religion
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Do you know what makes a story great? All the best stories have a few things in common. First, we need the voice of a narrator or a storyteller. Then, add interesting characters, throw them into a risky setting, and get ready for a good dose of conflict. Give those characters a purpose or goal, and that's then the real action begins. Story is our calling. It is also the next generation’s best chance of identifying with the Church and changing the world. As we become storytellers, we learn to see the world in terms of stories being lived and told. We discover deeper insights into God, ourselves, and others. God’s story is happening. We are right in the middle of a page-turner—and God is in it with us. Start seeing your life as a part of God’s story and make some great adventures happen right now!
Category: Religion

Finding God In The Shack

Author : Randal Rauser
ISBN : 9780830858934
Genre : Religion
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What would it be like to lose your youngest child to a serial killer? And then to have God invite you out for a conversation at the very shack where the terrible deed took place? And then imagine that the door to that shack of horrors opened . . . and before you knew it you had been swept up in the motherly embrace of a large African American woman? This most unlikely of stories, as told in William Young's The Shack, has become a runaway bestseller and it is easy to see why. But even as lives have been transformed through this book, other readers have sternly denounced it as a hodgepodge of serious theological error, even heresy. With one pastor urging his congregation to read it and another forbidding his congregation to, many Christians have simply been left confused. Aware both of the excitement and uncertainty generated by The Shack, theologian Randal Rauser takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the pages of the story. In successive chapters he explores many of the book's complex and controversial issues. Thus he explains why God the Father is revealed as an African American woman, he defends the book's theology of the Trinity against charges of heresy and he considers its provocative denial of a Trinitarian hierarchy. But at its heart The Shack is a response to evil and so Rauser spends the final three chapters considering the book's explanation for why God allows evil, how the atoning work of Christ offers new hope for a suffering world and ultimately how this hope extends to all of creation. Through these chapters Rauser offers an honest and illuminating discussion which opens up a new depth to the conversation while providing the reader with new opportunities for Finding God in The Shack.
Category: Religion

Finding God In The Movies

Author : Catherine M. Barsotti
ISBN : 9780801064814
Genre : Performing Arts
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An accessible guidebook that reviews and discusses over thirty films of faith, providing resources and suggestions for personal viewing and church use.
Category: Performing Arts

Finding God In The Story Of Amazing Grace

Author : Kurt D. Bruner
ISBN : 9781414311814
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Analyzes the meaning of grace while profiling eighteenth-century figures William Wilberforce, a British abolitionist, and John Newton, a slave trader and hymn composer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Embracing Life Again

Author : Gwen Bagne
ISBN : 1579212158
Genre : Religion
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Reveals the author's discovery of God-given tools and skills to rebuild life after tragically losing her spouse. For the grieving, this book offers comfort and hope. For those who comfort the grieving, it is a practical guide.
Category: Religion

Finding God At Harvard

Author : Kelly Monroe
ISBN : 0310219221
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Kelly Monroe presents forty-two compelling testimonies from faculty members, former students, and orators at Harvard University whose reflections explode the myth that Christian faith cannot survive a rigorous intellectual environment.
Category: Biography & Autobiography