God Is Disappointed in You is for people who would like to read the Bible if only it would just cut to the chase. Stripped of its arcane language and its interminable passages of poetry, genealogy and law, every book of the Bible is condensed down to its core message, usually in the space of a single page or less. Written by Mark Russell with cartoons by Shannon Wheeler, God Is Disappointed in You is a frequently hilarious, often shocking, but always accurate retelling of the Bible, including the parts selectively left out by Sunday School teachers and church sermons. Irreverent, yet taking the Bible at face value, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to see past the fog of religious agendas and cultural debates to know what the Bible really says.
How the Author of The Shack Is Deceiving Millions of Christians Again
Author: James B. De Young, Th.D.
Publisher: Aneko Press
For years, there has been uncertainty regarding Paul Young’s The Shack. Some have suspected heresy but have been unable to pin down exactly what Paul Young believed. James De Young, Th.D., who has known Paul Young for a couple decades, wrote Burning Down the Shack to expose Christians to the fact that Paul Young espoused universalism. Now “the cat is out of the bag.” In his newest book, Lies We Believe about God, Young blatantly confesses adherence to universal reconciliation, as well as twenty-seven other beliefs that are heretical. Here are some of Paul Young's unbiblical claims: · God is not in control of everything · God submits to human beings · God is a Christian · God is a sexual being, equally male and female · People do not need to get saved · Sin and hell do not separate people from God · The cross was man’s idea, not God’s · People have a second chance to believe after death · Everyone is a child of God · Universal reconciliation has been accomplished for all people · The God of evangelical faith tortured his child, Jesus, and is the perpetrator of evil Drawing upon his life-long teaching of the Bible and the original languages, James De Young appeals to the Bible to expose Paul Young as a heretic. In appendices, he also furnishes proof that Paul Young violates the Nicene Creed and the beliefs of the early church father Athanasius. Finally, we have a book written by one who is both personally and academically qualified to expose the true nature of Young’s writings. De Young will empower you to: · Discover the heresy in Young’s book, Lies We Believe About God · Expand your ability to answer the lies found in universal reconciliation · Enhance your capacity to discern between the truth and falsehood · Strengthen your confidence in the truth of the Bible
And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master
Author: Brad Warner
Publisher: New World Library
The Shōbōgenzō (The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye) is a revered eight-hundred-year-old Zen Buddhism classic written by the Japanese monk Eihei Dōgen. Despite the timeless wisdom of his teachings, many consider the book difficult to understand and daunting to read. In Don’t Be a Jerk, Zen priest and bestselling author Brad Warner, through accessible paraphrasing and incisive commentary, applies Dōgen’s teachings to modern times. While entertaining and sometimes irreverent, Warner is also an astute scholar who sees in Dōgen very modern psychological concepts, as well as insights on such topics as feminism and reincarnation. Warner even shows that Dōgen offered a “Middle Way” in the currently raging debate between science and religion. For curious readers worried that Dōgen’s teachings are too philosophically opaque, Don’t Be a Jerk is hilarious, understandable, and wise.
Can two words give you the power to change your life? Yes they can! In the pages of his new book, bestselling author Joel Osteen shares a profound principle based on a simple truth. Whatever follows the words "I am" will always come looking for you. So, when you go through the day saying: "I am blessed"...blessings pursue you. "I am talented"...talent follows you."I am healthy"...health heads your way."I am strong"...strength tracks you down. Joel Osteen reveals how THE POWER OF I AM can help you discover your unique abilities and advantages to lead a more productive and happier life. His insights and encouragement are illustrated with many amazing stories of people who turned their lives around by focusing on the positive power of this principle. You can choose to rise to a new level and invite God's goodness by focusing on these two words: I AM!
Draws on the expertise of leading psychologists, meditation teachers and authors to explain how to create healthier and more fulfilling relationships through mindful awareness, in a volume that features such writings as Thich Nhat Hanh's introduction to the role of mindfulness in real love and Harold Kushner's advice on giving love rather than expecting it. Original.
Before the earth had form or light... Before the first evening or morning... Before land or seas... Before the sun, moon, or stars... Before the first bloom burst forth, or beast... Before time... Before history... Before Adam...before sin... There was grace...There was Jesus! JOHN KNOX received his B.A. degree from Wheaton College and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. In addition to having pastored for many years, John, as a licensed attorney, has also enjoyed operating his family business. He and his wife, Carol, have four children, Justin, Sean, John, and Kristin, and are enjoying the privilege of grandparenting.
Ideas to Nurture Your Child's Relationship with God
Author: Cheri Fuller
The greatest gift you can give your son or daughter is a deep, authentic relationship with God. God created your child to be naturally curious about spiritual matters. Twelve spiritual windows open at different times and in different ways. Each is a vital part of your child’s spiritual journey through four important areas of growth: enjoying God, loving God, following God, and serving God. You can strengthen these areas in your child by learning how to respond to the: Enjoying God Window Wonder Window Worship Window Loving God Window Bible Window Prayer Window Ownership Window Obedience Window Church Window Joy of Helping Window Spiritual Gifts Window Heritage Window Worship Window
A minister once confided that bitterness destroys more Christians than adultery, drug abuse, or any other sin. More often than not, this bitterness is ultimately directed toward God. Whether this bitterness began when a marriage imploded, a career never materialized, or an illness was never cured, Christians today wrestle with why God will not deliver them from their disappointing lives. What are the root causes of being disappointed in God? How can you be delivered from your disappointment in God? When God Disappoints is a study from the Book of Jonah that analyzes this issue an offers hope for those who are in the midst of being disappointed in God. It discusses five key lessons regarding being disappointed in God and gives personal, practical, and biblical advice on this topic. A short Bible study follows each of the five lessons.
Using the original words of Smith Wigglesworth edited in simple, easy-to-grasp nuggets - Smith Wigglesworth on Prayer, Power, and Miracles will inspire, motivate and shed insight on the topic of prayer. You will be intrigued to find fresh material that hasn't been available since the 1920s.