"A pre-modern baseball umpire would have said something like this: 'There's balls, and there's strikes, and I call 'em as they are.' The modernist would have said, 'There's balls, and there's strikes, and I call 'em as I see 'em.' And the postmodernist umpire would say, 'They ain't nothing until I call 'em.'" With that humorous quote, Ravi Zacharias illustrates the challenge postmodernism poses to Christians passionate about evangelism. How do you communicate truth to a world that isn't sure what truth is--or even if truth is? How do you commend spiritual absolutes to people who insist there are none? If you've puzzled, even struggled, over such questions, the book you hold in your hands is required reading, Telling the Truth provides informed insights on the heart of the Gospel, the soul of postmodern culture, and their complex interface. This book is a compilation of thoughts and strategies from twenty-nine prominent practitioners of contemporary evangelism. Originating at a three-day conference held at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Telling the Truth draws on knowledge gained in the trenches by Ravi Zacharias, Kelly Monroe, D.A. Carson, Ajith Fernando, and other notables. It will open your eyes to how the contest for souls is fought, guerilla-style, at a multitude of fronts: relationships, the university, ethnicity, reason and emotion, the pulpit, communications . . . in short, the broad spectrum of human experience and values. You'll be challenged to discern between the unchanging Gospel and the flexible means by which we communicate it. Telling the Truth can help you lay the groundwork necessary to point biblically uninformed, postmodern men and women toward an encounter with non-negotiable truth -- an absolute revealed in the Bible that points to the reality of sin and the need for a Savior.
"A fascinating historiographical essay. . . . An unusually lucid and inclusive explication of what it ultimately at stake in the culture wars over the nature, goals, and efficacy of history as a discipline."—Booklist
Every congregation in North America has victims, survivors, and perpetrators of violence in its midst. Many in the church, while supporting marital and family connections, do not know how to address abuse. Many ministers are searching for theological and ethical perspectives with which to frame an effective pulpit, teaching, and pastoral ministry.Telling the Truth assembles the wisdom of experts from across disciplines and denominations. Biblical and theological issues are analyzed by Johanna Van Wijk-Bos, Shawn Copeland, and Wendy Farley. Pastoral resources are presented by Marie M. Fortune, James Poling, Nancy Ramsay, and David Goatley. Preaching strategies are discussed by Barbara Patterson and John S. McClure. Four sermons are also included to provide effective models for ministering against sexual and domestic violence.
Discover Seven Questions that will help you identify the true Religion. In a world filled with many different ideologies of whether God exists or not, or who amongst the thousands of deities that claim to be the Sovereign God is indeed the true God, or which of the more than three thousand religious groups is telling the truth; can sometimes be confusing. Can all these religious and non-religious groups be telling the truth? Can there be more than one truth of where man came from? Certainly not! This book is a great eye opener to the numerous facts and evidences that exist today in support of the true identity and existence of one true religion. Even if you truly believe and are passionate about your beliefs, please do give this book a chance, it might shed some light to a truth that would probably change your life or make you look at things from a different perspective. Apart from knowing the truth I'm sure you won't regret having taken your time to read this book; it's interesting, inspiring and provocative. If at the end of the last page your life is not changed, enriched or blessed then I can only hope you would have at least learnt something that would provoke you to keep seeking the truth. The writing of this book was made possible by the Author of life, the one who formed you and me, giving us the grace and strength to do all things, to Him be all glory and honor. I'm just but a tool (Daniel. N. Nyakundi) used for His glory. If you are looking to find the truth about the one and only true religion; then this is the book to read!
In this something-for-everyone book, Kelvin Curry draws on real-life experiences and biblical principles to show the depth of God’s love for teens and explains the truth about who Jesus really is. I’m Telling the Truth gives teens the honest, straightforward answers they’re looking for about God, salvation, and Christianity.
A clinical psychologist and associate pastor in a large suburban church, author William Backus here provides background information, counseling techniques, terminology and scriptural basis for bringing counseling back into the Church. Integrating both biblical and psychological facts, he shows the reader how to use "Misbelief Therapy" as presented in the bestseller Telling Yourself the Truth in helping Christian counselors show their patients how to overcome their psychological and emotional problems. Chapters include issues such as: --Why counseling belongs in the Church --The limits of counseling --Truth, the core of counseling --Anxiety disorders--when fear moves in --Schizophrenia (departure from reality) --Sexual deviation Dr. Backus gives the counselor many case histories and dialogue exchanges to help amplify and apply the counseling techniques. Review questions at the end of each chapter make it an ideal group study book for a lay counseling class.
A vivid look inside post-revolutionary Iran, this book is the memoir of Iranian journalist Camelia Entekhabi-Fard, sent to prison because of her bold coverage of current affairs for reformist newspapers. She narrates her surreal experience growing up in the turmoil of the revolution and the Iran/Iraq war, punctuated by her comic disposition as a mischievous child and by the tragic losses of family members who fall victim to the political climate of fear, revenge, and extremism. As a teenager drawn to writing and poetry, she awakens to a desire to play an active role in the intellectual life of her country. This ultimately leads to her violent arrest. Faced with a harsh, violent daily existence and the uncertainty of survival, she is struck by the realization that only by convincing herself that she is in love with the chief interrogator does she have any hope of escape.--From publisher description.
This book is about metaphor-what it is, what it does. Putting aside overly technical definitions, the author proposes one intended for the general reader: A metaphor is a lie that tells the truth. (An example: "Uncle Pat is a hog." A literal lie, anyone who observes Uncle Pat forking it in will agree that this "lie" is also true.) Drawn from such diverse arenas as literature, sports, education, oratory, religion and philosophy-even the stock market-the book presents more than two hundred metaphors that demonstrate that no society anywhere on earth does (or did) not have metaphors. Convincingly, the author shows that this incredibly wide use of metaphor depends on its startling, colorful language that is easy to understand and easy to remember. The heart of the book is a collection of metaphors that offer an alternative to description of things spiritual in abstract language. By contrast, the author maintains, metaphor throws light on the spiritual world, even into its most shadowed corners.
A Awesome Amazing Super Spectacular Fact & Photo book on Lying and Telling the Truth for Kids
Author: Brian Cliette
Publisher: Bull City Publishing
Lying is when you say something that isn't true, but convince people it is. For instance, you may tell your mom that your baby brother took the cookie from the cookie jar, when in fact it was you that really took the cookie from the cookie jar. You probably told your mom it was your baby brother (or in some cases baby sister). They took the cookie from the cookie jar so that you wouldn't get in trouble for stealing the cookie before dinnertime. You may not get in trouble for taking the cookie. But if your mom believes you than it will be your baby brother or sister, who gets in trouble for taking the cookie, this is why it is always important to tell the truth, because even though telling a lie may keep you from getting in trouble. It generally means someone else is going to get in trouble for the lie that you told not to mentions have their feelings hurt. Especially the person that the lie was about, and let's not forget the person that you lied to might believe you. The next time you have something to say, this could be bad if it is really important. Like maybe your baby brother fell down the driveway and skinned his knee and your mom won't believe you because you have been lying to her so she thinks you are making up to get some attention or avoid getting in trouble. This also means that your big brother is not getting the help he needs. This kurious kid book will teach your young reader. Why telling the truth and honesty is always the best policy in the human world. And then in several chapters of this 30 page book, they will learn how animals can lie to each other to protect themselves from danger is focused. Filled with unique and engaging information on how insects can make themselves look like butterflies or leaves on a tree. Or how the pattern on their skin or fur about them to hide in a specific environment from larger predators that might want to eat them, the book is divided up into easy-to-follow chapters, making the information on a specific type of lie very easy to find each chapter has an awesome full-color photo of a different type of lie. So that the young reader can make correlations between the information they are reading and a visual aid to help them retain the information even better. The Kurious kid has also included trivia questions so that the young reader can quit his friends and family on why telling the truth is so important as well as the various types of lies animals tell to protect themselves from danger. You can never go wrong with people from the curious kid education series library there will be a constant companion for your young readers’ educational inquiries for many years to come.