Desiring God

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 1601423098
Size: 52.86 MB
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

What Does God Think

Author: Cheryl B. Evans
ISBN: 9780995180741
Size: 44.22 MB
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From the best selling author of I Promised Not to Tell comes What Does God Think? What does the Bible say? Why is there such a big divide among Christians? Why do some Christians insist there is no such thing as a transgender person while other Christians accept and affirm transgender people? And most importantly, what does God think?

What Does God Think When He Looks At Me

Author: Philip M. Guimond
ISBN: 9781606963791
Size: 78.11 MB
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An afternoon of playing with friends leaves Lucy Monroe wondering if she measures up to her friends abilities as she continually comes in second place. Doubt and insecurity have her asking, What Does God Think When He Looks at Me? Mommy comes to the rescue with an answer that echoes Matthew 5:5 and offers assurance that Lucy has a special place with her friends, and more importantly, with God.

Perfect Sinners

Author: Matt Fuller
ISBN: 9781784981389
Size: 62.39 MB
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How am I meant to feel as a Christian? You can go to an evangelical church on a Sunday and be told: "Christian, you are loved by God, no matter what you've done. God could not love you more than he does." You can go to another evangelical church and be told: "You're a wretched sinner." The emphasis can feel very different, and yet both churches are teaching truth. Holding both truths together in balance can be tricky but it's essential for healthy Christian living. Overemphasizing one at the expense of the other causes all sorts of problems. Perfect Sinners will help us keep the balance, as we distinguish between our "status" before God and our "walk" with him.

Thou Shall Not Kill

Author: Kenneth Edward Barnes
ISBN: 9781521806814
Size: 10.33 MB
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Today you see nature programs and television commercials about saving wildlife and or animal cruelty. Some think that there should be no hunting or killing any animals at all. Others think that there is nothing wrong with hunting, as long as you do not kill too many animals or rare and endangered ones. Then there are those that just see an animal as something they can exploit for profit. And what about killing animals to feed the world?Why am I writing this book? I am an outdoor writer and have been for many years. Besides having the insight of a hunter, angler and conservationist, I have also studied the Bible since I was fourteen-years-old. One of the topics that I have studied, is how God views the way we treat animals. The other topic is about what is predicted to happen to the world, not only concerning the animals, but also to us.In this book, I will point out what God thinks. Is it wrong to eat meat? Is it wrong to kill a wild animal? What about the abuse of an animal and what is abuse? Does the commandment given by God, 'Thou shall not kill,' mean people or does it mean animals, too? Does God tell us how we


Author: Reza Aslan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0553394738
Size: 34.77 MB
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer explores humanity’s quest to make sense of the divine in this concise and fascinating history of our understanding of God. In Zealot, Reza Aslan replaced the staid, well-worn portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth with a startling new image of the man in all his contradictions. In his new book, Aslan takes on a subject even more immense: God, writ large. In layered prose and with thoughtful, accessible scholarship, Aslan narrates the history of religion as a remarkably cohesive attempt to understand the divine by giving it human traits and emotions. According to Aslan, this innate desire to humanize God is hardwired in our brains, making it a central feature of nearly every religious tradition. As Aslan writes, “Whether we are aware of it or not, and regardless of whether we’re believers or not, what the vast majority of us think about when we think about God is a divine version of ourselves.” But this projection is not without consequences. We bestow upon God not just all that is good in human nature—our compassion, our thirst for justice—but all that is bad in it: our greed, our bigotry, our penchant for violence. All these qualities inform our religions, cultures, and governments. More than just a history of our understanding of God, this book is an attempt to get to the root of this humanizing impulse in order to develop a more universal spirituality. Whether you believe in one God, many gods, or no god at all, God: A Human History will challenge the way you think about the divine and its role in our everyday lives. Advance praise for God “Breathtaking in its scope and controversial in its claims, God: A Human History shows how humans from time immemorial have made God in their own image, and argues that they should now stop. Writing with all the verve and brilliance we have come to expect from his pen, Reza Aslan has once more produced a book that will prompt reflection and shatter assumptions.”—Bart D. Ehrman, author of How Jesus Became God “Reza Aslan offers so much to relish in his excellent ‘human history’ of God. In tracing the commonalities that unite religions, Aslan makes truly challenging arguments that believers in many traditions will want to mull over, and to explore further. This rewarding book is very ambitious in its scope, and it is thoroughly grounded in an impressive body of reading and research.”—Philip Jenkins, author of Crucible of Faith

What Is God

Author: John F. Haught
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809127542
Size: 44.17 MB
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Suggests five ways of thinking realistically about God by reflecting on profound human experience of depth, future, freedom, beauty and truth.

What God Thinks When We Fail

Author: Steven C. Roy
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830869360
Size: 36.94 MB
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What does God think of us when we fail? Does he think You're a loser. There's no hope for you. What a wimp! You're good for nothing! Or does he think something very different? If you've ever lost a job or a relationship, let your friends down, seen your finances collapse, found your ministry crumbling or failed to meet your own ethical standards, you might wonder if recovery is possible. Perhaps you've wondered if you can ever repair the damage done to others, to yourself and to your relationship with God. Steve Roy has good news for you. He had to face his own failures, but his failures also drove him deep into what God thinks about us and success, especially in Christian ministry. He searched deeply in Scripture and listened carefully to the stories of others. He found that God's view of success is very different from ours. And that a biblically grounded view of success and failure challenges our preconceived notions but leads to hopeful renewal that goes beyond what we often ask or think.

What In The World Does God Think Of Me

Author: James Edward
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532784866
Size: 63.31 MB
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One day I woke up and I was here My parents told me what my name was They told me to be good and go to school They told me to study hard and eat my vegetables They told me not to play with fire or run with sharp objects They told me there was a person called God They said God loves me They said I should pray to him and He would help me They said He has a good plan for my life Sometimes I wonder about God I would like to know Him for myself and what He thinks about me

I Promised Not To Tell

Author: Cheryl B Evans
ISBN: 9780995180710
Size: 65.78 MB
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Five Stars! Reader's favorite: "I Promised Not to Tell is quite possibly one of the most important books to date on a very controversial and little understood social issue: transgenderism. Highly recommended." This deeply personal & emotional memoir is a must read for a parent, relative or friend of a gender questioning or transgender person.