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Rediscover Jesus

Author : Matthew Kelly
ISBN : 9781942611394
Genre : Religion
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How well do you know Jesus? I think about this often, and I always come to the same realization. I don’t know Jesus anywhere near as well as I would like to know him. The desire is there, but life gets in the way. There are times when I seem to be making great progress, and other times when I wonder if I know him at all. But I always arrive back at the same inspiring and haunting idea: If there is one person that we should each get to know in a deeply personal way, it is Jesus – the carpenter from Nazareth, the itinerant preacher, the Son of God, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, the Lamb of God, the new Adam, the Messiah, the Alpha and the Omega, the Chosen One, the Light of the World, the God-Man who wants good things for us more than we want them for ourselves, the healer of our souls.

Rediscovering Jesus

Author : David B. Capes
ISBN : 9780830898565
Genre : Religion
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2015 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention Nijay Gupta's Best Academic NT Books of 2015, Honorable Mention, Best Textbook Who is your Jesus? Matthew's teacher? John's Word made flesh? Hebrews' great high priest? What if it turned out that your Jesus is a composite of your favorite selections from the New Testament buffet, garnished with some Hollywood and Americana? Rediscovering Jesus takes us on a gallery tour of biblical portraits of Jesus, from Matthew through Revelation. Our expert guides point out the background and highlights of each New Testament image of Jesus. Then we hit the streets to visit other houses of worship and their scriptures, examining the Jesus of the Book of Mormon and the Qur'an. Popping into a bookstore, we browse the latest on the Gnostic and the historical Jesus. Then we're off on a walking tour of Jesus in America, followed by a film festival of Jesus movies. All along the way our tour guides describe and interpret, but also raise questions: How is this Jesus different from other portraits? If this were our only portrait of Jesus, what would our faith be like? Rediscovering Jesus is an enjoyable, informative and challenging look at how we encounter Jesus in Scripture and our culture. With ample sidebars exploring contexts and the "so what?" questions, it takes us beyond other surveys by probing how our understanding of Jesus can make a difference for faith and life. From the authors of Rediscovering Paul, this is a textbook introduction to Jesus that guides us in our pilgrimage toward seeing Jesus truly.

Searching For God Knows What

Author : Donald Miller
ISBN : 9781418529956
Genre : Religion
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In Searching for God Knows What, best-selling author Donald Miller invites you to reconnect with a faith worth believing. With humor, intelligence, and his trademark writing style, he shows that relationship is God’s way of leading us to redemption. And our need for redemption drives us to relationship with God. “Being a Christian,” Miller writes, “is more like falling in love than understanding a series of ideas.” Maybe you are a Christian wondering what faith you signed up for. Or maybe you don’t believe anything and are daring someone—anyone—to show you a genuine example of authentic faith. Somewhere beyond the self-help formulas, fancy marketing, and easy promises there is a life-changing experience with God waiting. Searching for God Knows What weaves together beautiful stories and fresh perspectives on the Bible to show one man’s journey to find it. “Like a shaken snow globe, Donald Miller’s newest collection of essays creates a swirl of ideas about the Christian life that eventually crystallize into a lovely landscape . . . [He] is one of the evangelical book market’s most creative writers.” —Christianity Today “If you have felt that Jesus is someone you respect and admire—but Christianity is something that repels you—Searching for God Knows What will give you hope that you still can follow Jesus and be part of a church without the trappings of organized religion.” —Dan Kimball Author of The Emerging Church and Pastor of Vintage Faith Church, Santa Cruz, CA “For fans of Blue Like Jazz, I doubt you will be disappointed. Donald Miller writes with the wit and vulnerability that you expect. He perfectly illustrates important themes in a genuine and humorous manner . . . For those who would be reading Miller for the first time, this would be a great start.” —Relevant

Sawdust On His Shirt

Author : Roger Speare
ISBN : 9781782793717
Genre : Religion
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Religion was not Jesus' idea, it was ours; we humans just cannot resist building gazebos for God. Spurred on by Daniel Dennett's atheistic thoughts about a spirituality stripped of the supernatural, and the Bible story of a rescued prostitute, Sawdust on His Shirt takes a fresh look at Jesus' gospel and his vision for a transformed world. It turns out that Jesus is much more inclusive than has often been supposed. The book challenges the Christian community to rediscover its true purpose and seize a unique opportunity in the early twenty-first century. There is room in the kingdom of God for skeptical sympathizers as well as prophetic intercessors and for all those who sit somewhere between these extremities of spirituality. People who feel that Jesus may have something important to say to the world but who know they will never be religious, Christians who are seeking to live meaningfully in a secular society and spiritual warriors with a gnawing hunger for God and the fulfillment of his purposes should each find in this book something to inform, entertain and challenge.

The Nearness Of God Rediscovering God S Love And Longing

Author : Breige O'Hare
ISBN : 9780956688576
Genre : Religion
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Written in a clear and down-to-earth fashion that weaves together daily life and faith, The Nearness of God draws extensively on scripture and on key elements of the Catholic faith in order to lead the reader on a journey of rediscovery. The journey follows the story of God’s love and longing for his people, God’s gift of his life to creation, God’s gift of himself in covenant and in Christ.

Rediscover Catholicism

Author : Matthew Kelly
ISBN : 9781937509019
Genre : Religion
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Over the past 20 years, Matthew Kelly has seen more of the world than most presidents and more of the Church than most bishops. Now, in this unique and timely book, he proposes that Catholicism is not a lifeless set of rules and regulations , but a way of life designed by God to help each person reach his or her full potential. With remarkable insight, Kelly dispels dozens of myths that surround the rejection of Catholicism today and provides a profound and practical vision of what will lead the Catholic Church to thrive again in the future. Rediscover Catholicism is quickly becoming the most read catholic book of our times. From the spellbinding opening story, Kelly grips his readers and takes them on a life-changing journey to rediscover the genius of Catholicism.

Rediscovering The Jesus Story

Author : Joseph A. Grassi
ISBN : 0809135892
Genre : Religion
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The power of this book lies in Joseph Grassi's insight that the gospels were written as dramatic narratives. For centuries the main contact people had with the gospels was in hearing them proclaimed and performed. The proclaimers and the listeners did not consider Jesus a dead person of the distant past, but as present here and now to believers. The actual person narrating the gospel was only a channel or instrument of Jesus' actual words. Jesus was speaking to them with all the dynamic power and effect that he had on his audiences years and centuries ago in Galilee. The gospel audience heard his words not merely in terms of valuable information but also as empowerment and energy to accomplish the things they heard. The stories of miracles, healings, and forgiveness were reminders that the same events were now happening again through Jesus' presence in their midst. Rediscovering the Jesus Story will help the reader rediscover the passion and vitality of the gospels. Each particular story is accompanied by the necessary background a modern audience needs to discover the gospel anew. This includes the background of the Hebrew scriptures along with guides to the meaning of each story within each gospel's dramatic and literary pattern. At the end of each section the reader will find "Pathways to Further Discovery" and suggestions for keeping a personal journal. Rediscovering the Jesus Story allows the reader to enter into the gospels in a deeper way than ever before.

Rediscover The Rosary

Author : Matthew Kelly
ISBN : 9781929266524
Genre : Religion
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WE LIVE HECTIC LIVES IN A CHAOTIC WORLD. All this can lead to a confusion that fogs the mind, unsettles the soul, and leads to poor decisions. Amidst such chaos and confusion, we long to hear God’s voice with greater clarity. God wants to put things in order. He wants to rearrange our priorities. If we let him, we will be happier than we ever thought possible in this lifetime, and nally then we will come to know the peace for which we all yearn, but so few of us ever nd. Our Catholic spirituality is constantly inviting us to establish the deep roots of order in our lives, and one of the best ways I know to do that is by praying the Rosary. The Rosary works. It’s a very powerful way to pray. There is just something about it that settles our hearts and minds. It puts everything in perspective and allows us to see things as they really are. It reaches deep down into our souls and puts us at ease, creating a peace that is rare and beautiful. When I pray the Rosary, I am a better person. It makes me a better son, brother, husband, father, employer, neighbor, citizen, and member of the human family. It teaches me to slow down, calm down, let go, surrender, and listen. The Rosary teaches me how to simply be, and that is not a small or insigni cant lesson. It is the perfect prayer for busy people in a busy, noisy, confused world. But don’t take my word for it. Try it for yourself. Develop a habit of praying the Rosary, and discover the treasures of this powerful, ancient prayer.

Jesus Journey

Author : Trent Sheppard
ISBN : 9780310347729
Genre : Religion
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Jesus was human, like you and me. If the gospel is true, he still is. Christians worldwide believe that Jesus is God. But this belief wasn’t the starting point for Jesus’ earliest followers. While Jesus’ humanity was a given for the disciples, his divinity was a truth they grew into believing—it was a journey of faith. As Christians today, we are also called into a faith journey—this time, to rediscover Jesus’ humanity. Yes, we believe that Jesus is God, but do we truly believe that Jesus is human? And if so, how does that transform our own experience of being human? Through eye-opening yet down-to-earth reflections, Jesus Journey invites you to encounter Jesus again—as if for the first time—by experiencing his breathing, heart-beating, body-and-blood, crying-and-laughing humanity. Join Bible teacher and storyteller Trent Sheppard as he shines new light on the vibrant humanity of the historical Jesus through an up-close look at Jesus’ relationships with Mary and Joseph, with the God he called Abba, with his closest friends and followers, and how, ultimately, his crucifixion and resurrection finally and forever redefine what we mean by the word God. Come encounter the human who radically transforms our view of God. Come encounter the God who forever changes what it means to be human.

Detox

Author : David Putman
ISBN : 9781433669644
Genre : Religion
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Over time, Christian people can run the risk of becoming “too religious”—too wrapped up in programmatic church activities and less focused on Christ alone. In response, David Putman (Breaking the Missional Code) has written a new book detailing twenty-one ways to reinstate the centrality of Jesus into our daily lives. Divided into three action-ready topical areas (Live like Jesus, Love like Jesus, Leave What Jesus Left Behind), Putman offers what he calls “detox for the overly religious.” Here is a chance for you, your small group, or your entire church to lose religion and rediscover Jesus—simple and yet profound, and all we really need.

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