Discover how your questions can lead to a deeper, richer faith. Ben young knows what it’s like to feel as if you’re alone in your doubts. In room for doubt, suffering, and faithexamples of spiritual giants in scripture and history who doubtedInsight into how to process uncertainty, and disappointment with GodClarity on the difference between uncertainty and mysteryEncouragement about how doubt and faith go together Ben invites you to let doubt become your ally, the Bible, Ben offers: An honest look at hard questions about God, rather than your enemy.
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Doubting: Growing Through the Uncertainties of Faith
But doubt is not a sign of spiritual weakness--rather it's an indication of spiritual growing pains. Used book in Good Condition. In such an environment, how can even faith be immune to doubt? Can I really trust in the gospel? Does God really love me? Can I really be of any use to God? We are taught to doubt but commanded to believe.
Somehow we think that admitting to doubt is tantamount to insulting God. We live in a culture that doubts everything as a matter of principle. Alister mcgrath, no stranger to a faith born of doubt, here offers good news to doubters: your faith can grow, and strengthen as it grows. It needs to take root in your experience of god, it needs to take in the nourishment of instruction in the words and ways of God, it needs to be stretched into greater obedience to the commands and calling of God--but it can grow beyond doubt into a thriving relationship.
SelfLess: Living Your Part in the Big Story of God
In selfless, joy, popular speaker megan fate marshman exposes the source of self-limiting beliefs that create needless striving to be good enough and points to powerful truths that can transform life into a new experience of freedom, and love. Used book in Good Condition.
A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss
Zondervan Publishing Company. The circumstances are not important; what we do with those circumstances is. Used book in Good Condition. In coming to the end of ourselves, we can come to the beginning of a new life―one marked by spiritual depth, compassion, joy, and a deeper appreciation of simple blessings.
. And we can, if we choose, know as well the grace that transforms it. An expanded edition of this classic book on grief and loss―with a new preface and epilogueLoss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser. While most of us will not experience such a catastrophic loss in our lifetime, all of us will taste it. A grace disguised plumbs the depths of sorrow, divorce, whether due to illness, or the loss of someone we love.
In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter.
Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt Is Not the Enemy of Faith
A process of learning—and then embracing—what we can’t learn but can trust. Because belief in an infinite God by finite humans is an act of exploration. One that has room for questions, failures, victories, and mystery. Instead of making Himself smaller, God invites us into a larger faith. Zondervan Publishing Company.
. Used book in Good Condition. Discover the god who not only desires our belief but actually welcomes our curiosity. God is infinite, beyond our understanding—yet He chooses to reveal Himself in ways that spark questions rather than settling them all.
Immeasurable: Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc.
But not anymore. Used book in Good Condition. There are endless resources to help pastors do the practical work of ministry, but there are far fewer that speak to the pastor’s soul and spirit. It’s a book church leaders can return to again and again for insight and inspiration. That, taken with reduced trust of institutional religion overall, makes it easy to see why ministers feel insecure about their calling.
Not long ago, ministers were among the most trusted and admired people in our culture. In response to this trend, some pastors have looked to emulate those who are praised by the culture—business leaders, entertainers, and social activists. I’ll never forget what one student said…‘My denomination wants me to have an M.
Div. But once they see i can grow a big church, I don't think they'll make me finish the program. The priorities of this future pastor were startling, but he’s not alone in them. In the years since that class, author and minister Skye Jethani has seen more and more pastors swallowed by the celebrity syndrome.
A 2013 study from gallop revealed that Americans’ admiration for clergy has reached an all-time low. Zondervan Publishing Company. It commends the true work of ministry—shepherding, teaching, encouraging—while redefining what we mean by success in ministry.
Making Sense of God: Finding God in the Modern World
Used book in Good Condition. We live in an age of skepticism. Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives. Zondervan Publishing Company. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs.
As human beings, freedom, satisfaction, we cannot live without meaning, identity, justice, and hope. Our society places such faith in empirical reason, historical progress, and heartfelt emotion that it’s easy to wonder: Why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives? In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever.
The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus Case for ... Series
Used book in Good Condition. Zondervan. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history’s most compelling figure. The new edition includes scores of revisions and additions, fresh recommendations for further study, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, provides behind-the-scenes information, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics.
As the case for christ and its ancillary resources approach 10 million copies in print, this updated edition will prove even more valuable to your spiritual journey. Zondervan Publishing Company. New york times bestseller! over 5 million copies sold!is there credible evidence that jesus of nazareth really is the son of god? former atheist and Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel says yes! In this revised and updated bestseller, and Brandeis, Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, The Case for Christ, Princeton, asking hard-hitting questions - and building a captivating case for Christ's divinity.
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?Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, point-blank questions read like a captivating, Strobel's tough, fast-paced novel.
Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World
Zondervan Publishing Company. Zondervan. The modern apologetics classic that started it all is now completely revised and updated—because the truth of the Bible doesn’t change, but its critics do. Since that time, Evidence has remained a trusted resource for believers young and old. Bringing historical documentation and the best modern scholarship to bear on the trustworthiness of the Bible and its teachings, this extensive volume has encouraged and strengthened millions.
This is a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn’t shy away from the tough questions. Evidence that demands a verdict is the winner of the 2018 Christian Music Award® for Bible Reference Works. Features include: • thoroughly revised and updated from the previous edition • now co-authored by josh mcdowell and sean mcDowell • All-new chapters defending against the latest attacks from Christianity’s critics • Designed to be a go-to reference for even the toughest questions • Offers thoughtful responses to the Bible’s most difficult and extraordinary passages • Expansive defense of Christianity’s core truths, including the resurrection of Jesus Christ Used book in Good Condition.
Now, with his son sean mcdowell, Josh McDowell has updated and expanded this classic resource for a new generation. With the original evidence that demands a Verdict, bestselling author Josh McDowell gave Christian readers the answers they needed to defend their faith against the harshest critics and skeptics.
It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered
Zondervan. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In it's not supposed to be this way, and honest humor, vulnerability, with grit, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, helps us to:Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.
Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes. Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle. Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us.
Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth. Zondervan Publishing Company. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness. Lysa terKeurst understands this deeply. Used book in Good Condition. New york times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected.
God Has a Name
Zondervan. But god has a name: Yahweh. This one simple idea has the potential to radically alter how you relate to God, but as a relational being who responds to you in an elastic, not as a doctrine, back-and-forth way. Why do we feel this gap between us and god? could it be that a lot of what we think about god is wrong? not all wrong, and desires? And what if the real God is different, ideas, but wrong enough to mess up how we relate to him? What if our “God” is really a projection of our own identity, but far better than we could ever imagine?This book is a simple, but profound guide to what God says about himself.
In his signature conversational-but-smart style, john mark comer takes the reader line by line through Exodus 34v6-8—Yahweh’s self-revelation on Mount Sinai—called by some scholars the one most quoted verse in the Bible, by the Bible. Zondervan Publishing Company. Used book in Good Condition. In it, we see who God says he is.
It turns out, who God is just might surprise you, and change everything. As if he’s more of an idea we believe in our head than a person we relate to. Zondervan. Many of us ache for relationship with God, yet feel distant and disconnected from him.