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Overcoming Sin and Temptation
Overcoming Sin and Temptation
Paperback      ISBN: 1433550083
This volume includes three classic works by John Owen on sin, temptation, and repentance in the Christian life. Editors Justin Taylor and Kelly Kapic have made this difficult-to-read Puritan accessible for the modern reader without sacrificing the wonderful content of Owen’s work. Redesigned with a new cover.
Out of the Saltshaker & into the World: Evangelism As a Way of Life
Out of the Saltshaker & into the World
Evangelism As a Way of Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0830822208
In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title to be one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals!A year 2000 Finalist in the ECPA book competition!"Christians and non-Christians have something in common," writes Rebecca Pippert. "We're all uptight about evangelism."So begins the bestselling book on evangelism as a lifestyle. Through stories, biblical insight and plain common sense, Pippert helps us feel relaxed and enthusiastic about sharing our faith. She offers an inspiring view of what effective, engaging evangelism might look like--for individuals as well as for churches through memorable stories, like this one:When I first came to Portland, Oregon, I met a student on one of the campuses where I worked. He was brilliant and looked like he was always pondering the esoteric. His hair was always mussy, and in the entire time I knew him, I never once saw him wear a pair of shoes. Rain, sleet or snow, Bill was always barefoot. While he was attending college, he had become a Christian.At this time a well-dressed, middle-class church across the street from the campus wanted to develop more of a ministry to the students. They were not sure how to go about it, but they tried to make them feel welcome. One day Bill decided to worship there. He walked into this church, wearing his blue jeans, T-shirt and of course no shoes. People looked a bit uncomfortable, but no one said anything. So Bill began walking down the aisle looking for a seat. The church was quite crowded that Sunday, so as he got down to the front pew and realized that there were no seats, he just squatted on the carpet--perfectly acceptable behavior at a college fellowship, but perhaps unnerving for a church congregation. The tension in the air became so thick one could slice it.Suddenly an elderly man began walking down the aisle toward the boy. Was he going to scold Bill? My friends who saw him approaching said they thought, You can't blame him. He'd never guess Bill is a Christian. And his world is too distant from Bill's to understand. You can't blame him for what he's going to do.As the man kept walking slowly down the aisle, the church became utterly silent, all eyes were focused on him, you could not hear anyone breathe. When the man reached Bill, with some difficulty he lowered himself and sat down next to him on the carpet. He and Bill worshiped together on the floor that Sunday. I was told there was not a dry eye in the congregation.The irony is that probably the only one who failed to see how great the giving had been that Sunday was Bill. But grace is always that way. It gives without the receiver realizing how great the gift really is.As this man walked alongside of his brother and loved him with all that he had received from Christ's love, so must we. This man was the good Samaritan. He made Bill feel welcome, feel as if he had a home. So he also knew the secret of the parable of the prodigal son: there finally is a homecoming, because we really have a home to come to.This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Out of the Saltshaker is now even more valuable, with new chapters on the natural stages of evangelism (cultivating, planting and reaping), new stories of God's work in people's lives and added material on meeting the challenges of the new competitors to Christian faith. Out of the Saltshaker is more than ever a rare book--one that is both fun and deep, light and life changing.
A Testament of Devotion
A Testament of Devotion
Paperback      ISBN: 0060643617
Offers a Quaker perspective on the everyday experiences of a spiritual life
Welcome to Doomsday
Welcome to Doomsday
Paperback      ISBN: 1590172094
Critiques the viewpoint among many Christians that wars and pollution are necessary precursors to the Rapture, claiming that it results in an attitude of indifference toward efforts to improve the natural environment.
To Know As We Are Known: Education As a Spiritual Journey
To Know As We Are Known
Education As a Spiritual Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 0060664517
This primer on authentic education explores how mind and heart can work together in the learning process. Moving beyond the bankruptcy of our current model of education, Parker Palmer finds the soul of education through a lifelong cultivation of the wisdom each of us possesses and can share to benefit others.
Disruptive Grace: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth
Disruptive Grace
Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802846440
The director of the Center for Barth Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary collects 15 of his essays from 1980-99 on Protestant theologian Barth's thought on political, doctrinal, and ecumenical theology. The author of Church Dogmatics died in 1968. A meditation on the blood of Christ concludes the volume. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
I and Thou
I and Thou
Paperback      ISBN: 0684717255
Martin Buber's I and Thou has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent writers have acknowledged its influence on their work; students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born since World War II considers Buber as one of its prophets. The need for a new English translation has been felt for many years. The old version was marred by many inaccuracies and misunderstandings, and its recurrent use of the archaic "thou" was seriously misleading. Now Professor Walter Kaufmann, a distinguished writer and philosopher in his own right who was close to Buber, has retranslated the work at the request of Buber's family. He has added a wealth of informative footnotes to clarify obscurities and bring the reader closer to the original, and he has written a long "Prologue" that opens up new perspectives on the book and on Buber's thought. This volume should provide a new basis for all future discussions of Buber.
Christian Ethics: An Essential Guide
Christian Ethics
An Essential Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0687054621
In this excellent outline of Christian ethics, Robin W. Lovin achieves a balance between the questions and issues which form the core of the study of ethics and the life situations from which those questions arise. Eschewing a sectarian approach which dismisses other understandings of the moral life, Lovin nonetheless lays claim to a specifically Christian understanding of ethics. He begins with basic Christian convictions about the reality of God and human redemption and weaves these convictions into the fabric of moral concerns that are widely shared in contemporary society. He takes note of the problems that arise when Christians try to act on or enforce their convictions in a pluralistic society and recognizes the variety of theological and moral beliefs that are held within the Christian community, as well as in the wider society.
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307595595
Shares practical recommendations for promoting world peace by cultivating one's intrinsic tendencies for compassion, outlining a program for achieving mindfulness and engaging in acts of kindness.
Serving God and Country: U.S. Military Chaplains in World War II
Serving God and Country
U.S. Military Chaplains in World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 0425253554
Describes the personal histories of some of the 12,000 ministers, priests and rabbis who were part of the Chaplain Corps during World War II, seeing to the spiritual needs of military personnel as they followed them into battle. 25,000 first printing.