Do Animals Believe In God? is a story of what some of the creatures of the earth might say if they could speak if asked, "Do you believe in God?" This book is filled with beautiful illustrations of Daniel's journey. Daniel decides to go on a journey to ask the creatures he meets whether they believe in God. Each of the creatures has their own special story to tell Daniel about why they believe in God. As Daniel ventures across different terrains--from his backyard, to a farm, through a forest, into a jungle, across a garden, along a river, and along the shore of the ocean--he meets creatures big and small that share their story with Daniel. It surprises Daniel to learn that each creature has its own unique story to tell about God, which reflects on their own way they experienced God, and they share their story in a way that is easily understood by Daniel. Some of the answers to Daniel's question will surprise you or humor you. As the story comes to a close, Daniel finds himself returning home after a day filled with exploration, adventure, and answers. His final question about God is to his mom and dad, who confirms what Daniel had learned on his journey: God is the Creator of all living creatures on the earth, under the earth, in the oceans and seas, and in the air. This easy-to-read and colorful book allows a child's imagination to wander and think what a creature would say if they could understand and respond to a question asked by a little boy named Daniel. Its message is timeless and eternal. Each page brings a different message than the last page read, so your child will, in anticipation, want to see what is next.
Answering 10 Common Objections To The Christian Faith
Author: Amy Orr-Ewing
Your relationship with God is just a psychological crutch. Belief in God is dangerous. I used to believe, but I've given it all up. Is God real? Is it possible to know anything, let alone know him? Why do bad things happen to people who worship this God? What about the spiritual experiences of other faiths? All of these accusations, objections and questions have come directly from real-life situations. Amy says, 'I hope that the thoughts offered here will help you see what the Christian faith has to say amid all the pain, confusion and complexity of life.'
The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.
The Author Is A Staunch Theist Firmly Persuaded Of The Existence Of A Supreme Being As Good As He Is Powerful, Who Has Formed All Things...The Author Does Not Join Any Of The Sects Which All Contradict One Another. His Religion Is The Most Ancient And The Most Widespread; For The Simple Worship Of God Preceded All The So-Called 'Religious' Systems Of The World. He Speaks In A Language Which All People Understand, While They Do Not Understand One Another. He Counts All The Sages For His Fellows. He Believes That Religion Consists Neither In The Opinions Of An Unintelligible Metaphysics Nor In Vain Shows But In Worship And In Justice. To Do Good Is His Worship, To Submit To God Is His Creed.... This Book Believe In God But Not In Religion] Comes With A Mission. A.N. Prasad Engineer-Emeritus And Litterateur
"Does Karma exist? Is it possible to remember past life? Are there clairvoyant people who can see your aura and know of your past and future? Is it possible to have “out of the body” experience? Can there be transmigration of souls? Do our dreams tell us something? Can a Guru help you liberate from the cycle of life and death? Is there life on other planets and solar systems? Are there intelligent beings in outer space who are observing us? Do some people know when the world will end? Is it possible to be prepared for the end of the times and to move on to a new civilization? What is the purpose of my life? A series of mysterious coincidences lead a child from a remote village in India, who would not have any future otherwise, make leaps of progress. His curiosity led him to attend some conferences given by a Brazilian missionary representing a cult in Spain headed by a Spiritual leader from Mexico. There was an instant attraction. The boy cuts his family connections, overlooks his career aspirations and lands up in the monastery in the Cataluña region of Spain to be a missionary. The spiritual head of the cult directs all the followers to abandon their worldly connections and prepare for the doomsday and creation of a new human race. The followers built safe houses and prepared fervently in line with the instructions of the spiritual head. The doomsday prediction does not materialize and what follows is chaos and disorientation. The protagonist survives to tell his story."
Evidence of the existence of God and of the spirits is all around us. They are manifested over everything—from infinitesimal beings to infinity. Despite this evidence, skeptics, declaring themselves monists, materialists, and atheists, thrive. In Why I Believe in God: Atheism: A Self-Delusion, author João de Deus Brasil tells how he fell into such a mindset during his adolescence. In his youth, he dared to deny the existence of God and doubted there was a superior being watching and controlling the whole universe. Just like many other young people, he was arrogant and resisted admitting the real truth. He then shares how the Father, in His unfathomable design, made things clearer to him by exposing him and his family to irrefutable evidence that proved His existence, omniscience, and omnipotence. Through Why I Believe in God, Brasil seeks to extend the benefits of rational faith and knowledge of a greater reality of God and the immortal spirits to his readers. Through his experience and research, readers who have not yet found God will be opened to the proof of His existence—and those who have faith will find it strengthened.
This book is intended to help you live your life, and to shed some light on your own values and ethics, if you don’t believe in God. More than just a primer on Humanism, but not quite a full-blown treatise on philosophy, it offers some answers to those crucial questions Socrates asked: What is true? And how shall we live our lives? Those of us who don’t believe in the supernatural sometimes struggle to understand how we can ground ourselves ethically, and how to find truth, meaning, purpose and joy. This book offers ideas about how to know, without depending on Holy Scriptures or guidance from a deity, what it means to lead a good and ethical life. “Humanism is a value system whose time has come: a positive philosophy for the surging proportion of the world’s population who indicate ‘None’ as their religion but seek meaning, morality, and purpose in their lives. Michael Werner’s statement of Humanism is clear, effective, and graceful, just right for our times.” Steven Pinker, professor of psychology, Harvard University author, “The Better Angels of Our Nature” and “How the Mind Works.” “Mike Werner captures the depth and breadth of Humanism in his latest work. He shows us what love, reason, imagination and science can have in common. In doing so, he demonstrates what we all have to live for, strive for, and believe in.” Roy Speckhardt, executive director, American Humanist Association “Outstanding and a must read for everyone who takes life seriously.” Rev. William R. Murry, former president, Meadville Lombard Theological School, University of Chicago
A call to action to address people's psychological and social motives for a belief in God, rather than debate the existence of God With every argument for theism long since discredited, the result is that atheism has become little more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs. Thus, engaging in interminable debate with religious believers about the existence of God has become exactly the wrong way for nonbelievers to try to deal with misguided—and often dangerous—belief in a higher power. The key, author James Lindsay argues, is to stop that particular conversation. He demonstrates that whenever people say they believe in "God," they are really telling us that they have certain psychological and social needs that they do not know how to meet. Lindsay then provides more productive avenues of discussion and action. Once nonbelievers understand this simple point, and drop the very label of atheist, will they be able to change the way we all think about, talk about, and act upon the troublesome notion called "God."
"Like a selfish gene or a parasite, the religion virus catches a free ride in the minds of our species, infecting our history and culture. What Guns, Germs and Steel did for anthropology, this book does for faith. It puts the pieces together into a fascinating, coherent model that makes sense! (Dan Barker, President, Freedom From Religion Foundation.) Craig A. James has written an accessible book on evolution and religion that manages to explain memetics while being both funny and touching. (Wes Unruh, author, The Art of Memetics, editor of alteratic.com.) Full of powerful, ground-breaking ideas, packaged in a deceptively simple, easy-reading style. James has created one of those rare books where, every few pages, I find myself thinking, "I need to send a copy of this to so-and-so." This is the most fun I've had reading non-fiction in a long time. (Phil Steele, Editor, Fragment and The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics)"--From Amazon.com.
Some of the most well-known and well-respected cultural figures of our time enter into intimate and illuminating conversation about their personal beliefs, about belief itself, about religion, and about God. Antonio Monda is a disarming, rigorous interviewer, asking the most difficult questions (he often begins an interview point blank: “Do you believe in God?”) that lead to the most wide-ranging conversations. An ardent believer himself, Monda talks both with atheists (asked what she feels when she meets a believer, Grace Paley replies: “I respect his thinking and his beliefs, but at the same time I think he’s deluded”) and other believers, their discussion ranging from personal images of God (Michael Cunningham sees God as a black woman, Derek Walcott as a wise old white man with a beard) to religion’s place in American culture, from the afterlife to the concepts of good and evil, from fundamentalism to the Bible. And almost without fail, the conversations turn to questions of art and literature. Toni Morrison discusses Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner, Richard Ford invokes Wallace Stevens, and David Lynch draws attention to the religious aspects of Bu–uel, Fellini...and Harold Ramis's Groundhog Day. Informal, revealing, unexpected, Do You Believe? is a captivating and thought-provoking meditation how faith, in all its facets, remains profoundly relevant for and in our culture. From the Trade Paperback edition.
"From the author of the twenty million plus copy bestselling novel The Shack and the New York Times bestsellers Cross Roads and Eve comes a compelling, conversational exploration of the wrong-headed ideas we sometimes have and share about God"--Amazon.com.
The One We Want to Believe In but Are Afraid to Embrace
Author: Lucas Miles
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
God is neither responsible for your pain, nor is He allowing it. In fact, He is against it and wants nothing more than to prevent it. Deep inside every person is a hope that God is good. Yet faced with personal hardship or the world's tragedies, it's easy to doubt God's character and to blame Him for our pain. Good God unpacks our misguided concepts of God so that we can begin to see Him as he truly is -- pure, loving, and completely good. If you've wondered if God is testing you -- or perhaps worse, punishing you, you are not alone. Most of us want to believe that God is good, but we cannot find a way to harmonize God's goodness with the evil that exists in this world. Good God introduces the God that we all want to believe in but have been too afraid to embrace. With the Bible as his guide, Lucas takes readers on a journey to uncover the lost and forgotten nature of the Creator of the Universe and discover a real relationship with God. Not only is God not dead, but Lucas's book shows us that he is even better than we previously thought! -- Kevin Sorbo, actor, God's Not Dead This book is for anyone who has struggled with pain, disappointment, and tragedy, and it needs to be read by the most skeptical among us -- which I have to admit, is far too often you and me. -- Phil Cooke, filmmaker, media consultant, and author of One Big Thing Lucas Miles's Good God will not just change the way you view God, but enable you to fall in love with a very good God. -- Jerry Grieser, author, God's House of Mirrors
Rock Stars on God is a collection of hard-hitting interviews about spirituality, the afterlife, and our purpose here on earth with some of rock's biggest names. Not only will you discover insights about each artist's spirituality, but you'll find a training ground for engaging others in conversations about Jesus. Book jacket.