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Questions Are The Answer

Author : David Hayward
ISBN : 0232531889
Genre : Christian life
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David Hayward - the 'Naked Pastor' - is one of the most prolific Christian cartoonists of the online world. Describing himself as 'a graffiti artist on the walls of religion' with the aim of 'helping people undress religion to the core essential of their own unique spirituality', his immediately-recognisable images are shared by thousands across social media every day. This book uses David's cartoons and accompanying text to tell his own story from being a 'Closed' Christian, with a black and white, fundamentalist view of the world to the freedom of becoming an 'Open' Christian with the courage to ask questions and wrestle with some of the tougher challenges of faith.


Author : David Hayward
ISBN : 1453898417
Genre : Humor
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David Hayward, aka nakedpastor, has published his first book of cartoons. This book contains 101 of his best and most provocative cartoons, including 10 new ones exclusive to this book.Here's what people are saying:“What another creative communicator did with parables, David Hayward does with cartoons… I'm a big fan!” Brian McLaren“David Hayward says in pictures what I would love to say in words. There are times when all the words in the word don't say it as well a rightly crafted image. David Hayward says more of the hopes of God, the struggles of the church and the possible path forward for us all in images than anyone could with words.” Doug Pagitt“David Hayward does what cartoonists do best: he makes you laugh, gets you on side, and then catches you unawares with a challenging thought that comes at you sideways. Unmissable!” Maggi Dawn“Through nakedpastor's cartoons, I've been able to join other broken buddies as we pray and play on the fringes of the faith. By deconstructing the mounds of Jesus junk, we can catch fleeting glimpses of God.” Becky Garrison“David's cartoon's are often funny, sometimes sad, always honest. I think of them as political cartoons that aren't about politics: they express a longing or a frustration or challenge to think in a new way.” Mark Oestreicher

The Liberation Of Sophia

Author : David Hayward
ISBN : 1497524660
Genre : Philosophy
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In 2010, David Hayward underwent a traumatic transition in his life. He began drawing images of a young woman in all kinds of situations. He recognized early on that these drawings weren't just random pictures, but were the articulation of his interior life's journey through spiritual, emotional, intellectual and social transition. He realized that Sophia was him!This is the story of Sophia who starts by finding herself feeling trapped in so many ways. But she won't stay there. This is also the story of her journey into her own independence and freedom. There are 59 drawings, with 59 meditations, that chronicle her journey. Journey with her as she comes face to face with many dangers, but especially with herself.Join with many others who have fallen in love with Sophia and also recognize her story as theirs.

The Silence Of Jesus

Author : James Breech
ISBN : 1451410263
Genre : Religion
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Black And White Bible Black And Blue Wife

Author : Ruth A. Tucker
ISBN : 9780310524991
Genre : Religion
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Ruth Tucker recounts a harrowing story of abuse at the hands of her husband—a well-educated, charming preacher no less—in hope that her story would help other women caught in a cycle of domestic violence and offer a balanced biblical approach to counter such abuse for pastors and counselors. Weaving together her shocking story, stories of other women, and powerful stories of husbands who truly have demonstrated Christ’s love to their wives, with reflection on biblical, theological, historical, and contemporary issues surrounding domestic violence, she makes a compelling case for mutuality in marriage and helps women and men become more aware of potential dangers in a doctrine of male headship.

The Naked Gospel

Author : Andrew Farley
ISBN : 9780310293064
Genre : Religion
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Jesus plus nothing. 100% natural. No additives. It's the truth you may never hear in church. The Naked Gospel is a chapter-by-chapter assault on the churchy jargon and double talk of our day. It puts forth a message that is simple but life-changing. With a fresh take on Scripture and unapologetic style, The Naked Gospel will challenge you to re-examine everything you thought you already knew.

The Idolatry Of God

Author : Peter Rollins
ISBN : 9781451609035
Genre : Religion
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You can’t be satisfied. Life is difficult. You don’t know the secret. Whether readers are devout believers or distant seekers, The Idolatry of God shows that we must lay down our certainties and honestly admit our doubts to identify with Jesus. Rollins purposely upsets fundamentalist certainty in order to open readers up to a more loving, active manifestation of Christ’s love. In contrast to the usual understanding of the “Good News” as a message offering satisfaction and certainty, Rollins argues for a radical and shattering alternative. He explores how the Good News actually involves embracing the idea that we can’t be whole, that life is difficult, and that we are in the dark. Showing how God has traditionally been approached as a product that will render us complete, remove our suffering, and reveal the answers, he introduces an incendiary approach to faith that invites us to joyfully embrace our brokenness, resolutely face our unknowing, and courageously accept the difficulties of existence. Only then, he argues, can we truly rob death of its sting and enter into the fullness of life.

The Forgotten Ways

Author : Alan Hirsch
ISBN : 9781493404728
Genre : Religion
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Alan Hirsch's paradigm-shifting classic remains the definitive statement of the church as dynamic missional movement. The bestselling first edition ignited a conversation about how to harness the power of movements for the future growth of the church. In this major update, Hirsch shares significant insights gained along the way, provides fresh new examples of growing churches, and reflects on the last ten years of the missional movement. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised throughout and includes charts, diagrams, an expanded glossary of terms, new appendices, an index, a new foreword by Ed Stetzer, and a new afterword by Jeff Vanderstelt. Known for his innovative approach to mission, Hirsch is widely acknowledged as a thought leader and mission strategist for churches across the Western world. He considers The Forgotten Ways the guiding work to all of his other writings. The book explores the factors that come together to generate high-impact, exponentially explosive, spiritually vibrant Jesus movements in any time and context. This extensive update to Hirsch's influential work offers a system of six vital keys to movements that will continue shape the future of the missional movement for years to come.

The Gospel Of Self

Author : Terry Heaton
ISBN : 9781682190845
Genre : Political Science
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Terry Heaton, who worked alongside Robertson at The 700 Club and became its executive producer, provides the inside story of how evangelical Christianity forced itself on a needy Republican Party in order to gain political influence on a global level. Using deliberate and strategic social engineering, The 700 Club moved Christians steadily into the Republican Party–and moved the party itself to the right.

My Sheep Hear My Voice

Author : Trevor Hartwig
ISBN : 9781490809847
Genre : Religion
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Saying no to church and yes to Christ seems a drastic thing to do, and yet you will find many good reasons why this is a good thing to do. This book looks at the simplicity of following Christ to the exclusion of all else. My Sheep Hear My Voice is the understanding that the author came to over almost sixty-five years of going to church. Now, you can explore the freedom to which you were set free by Jesus Christ through the contents of this book. Jesus Christ - the Way to go, the Truth in person and the Life to lead. John 14:6

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