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Outlaw Christian

Author : Jacqueline A. Bussie
ISBN : 9780718076658
Genre : Religion
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Winner of the 2017 Illumination Award Jacqueline Bussie knows that too many Christians live according to unspoken “laws” that govern the Christian life: #1: Never get angry at God; #2: Never doubt; #3: Never question; #4: Never tell your real story; #5: Always speak in clichés about evil and suffering; and #6: Always believe hope comes easy for those who truly love God. Living according to these rules is killing real Christian life; Outlaw Christian proposes a rebellious, life-giving, authentic alternative. Through captivating stories and with disarming honesty, Bussie gives concrete, practical strategies to help readers cultivate hope, seek joy, practice accompaniment, compost their pain, and rediscover the spiritual practice of lament. Tackling difficult questions without political divisiveness, Bussie speaks to both progressive and conservative Christians in ways that unite rather than divide. And in doing so, she provides a new way to handle the most difficult and troubling questions of life in a broken world that God will never abandon.

The Other Jesus

Author : Greg Garrett
ISBN : 9781611640878
Genre : Religion
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According to recent surveys, many Americans associate the label "Christian" with judgmental attitudes, hypocrisy, a fear of hell, and a commitment to right-wing politics. Author Greg Garrett suggests another way, arguing that a faith that focuses solely on personal morality and the afterlife misses much of the point of Jesus' message. This other way of following Christ is not concerned with an array of commandments or with holding the "right" beliefs. Rather it is centered on loving each other and loving God, what Garrett calls "love where the rubber meets the road, where faith meets the world." Personal and moving, the book relates Garrett's experiences growing up in--and leaving--a disapproving conservative church and then finding his way back into a different kind of Christian community, one that is communal, missional, just, and loving. Garrett draws on popular culture to illustrate his spiritual points, showing how authentic Christian truth can be found in unlikely places.

The Faith Of A Mockingbird

Author : Matt Rawle
ISBN : 9781501803703
Genre : Religion
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Pastor and author Matt Rawle is on a mission. He sees Christ all around him—in books, movies, TV shows, rock music—and he wants to share what he sees. As Matt says, "God offers the raw ingredients, and 'culture' is whatever we cook up." In The Faith of a Mockingbird, based on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, pastor and author Matt Rawle uses Lee’s beloved characters to explore Christian faith, theology, and ethics. Join Scout, Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson in this four-week study considering God’s world and what it all means. The Faith of a Mockingbird is part of The Pop in Culture Series of Bible studies in which Matt Rawle stirs up a tasty gumbo of insight, humor, and inspiration based on some of your favorite pop culture classics. A DVD featuring four sessions with the author, a full Leader Guide, and a Worship Resources Flash Drive also are available for group study.

What Your Husband Isn T Telling You

Author : David Murrow
ISBN : 9781441260550
Genre : Religion
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Bestselling Author Offers Women New Insights into the Confusing Inner World of Men It's the rare woman who isn't perplexed by her husband. What's going on inside his man-brain? What secrets is he keeping? What is he afraid of? Why is he so obsessed with (fill-in-the-blank)? Why do men see things so differently? And what about his spiritual life (or lack of it)? David Murrow leads women on a groundbreaking tour of a man's heart, mind, and soul. More than just a book about what men think, it explores the deep forces that determine what they say, do, and believe--secrets most men do not give voice to. Readers will be surprised, fascinated, and encouraged by what they find.

One Putt

Author : Ken Brown
ISBN : 9780600631781
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Climb the ladder to achieve one-putts by choosing the right putter, achieving an immaculate set up, reading the greens, acquiring touch and feel and honing your skills through drills. This book also includes some stunning bespoke photography from Getty's No.1 golf photographer as well as many shots of today's leading Pros shot especially for the book. With Ken's own analysis and stories from a wealth of experience, this heavily illustrated, easy-to-follow book will make honing this golfing skill easy and entertaining.

Outlaw

Author : Angus Donald
ISBN : 9780312678364
Genre : Fiction
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Alan Dale, a young thief running from the law, joins tough and sometimes brutal Robin Hood in his band of not-always-loyal men as they steal from the Church, protect the poor and battle the forces of the Norman rulers. A first novel. Simultaneous. 40,000 first printing.

Authentic Relationships

Author : Wayne Jacobsen
ISBN : 1585581542
Genre : Religion
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In a culture that promotes isolation and autonomy, this book reveals life-changing methods for creating healthy relationships and authentic community. Readers learn to apply New Testament principles that capture the essence of Jesus' teachings about effectively caring, serving, and loving one another. Beginning with God's simple command to "Love one another," this book shows how to: * develop deep, genuine friendships * model to others a relationship with Jesus * create meaningful interaction with strangers * avoid the pitfalls of judging others * show people love, acceptance, kindness, and respect Complete with discussion questions, this book is appropriate for both individuals and church groups. It is a must for all Christians who wish to practice being the church rather than merely attending one.

Awaken The Outlaw

Author : Ben Stroup
ISBN : 9781630887940
Genre : Religion
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Remember those rules we were taught as kids? Work hard. Pay attention. Do this and you’ll be successful in life. We did our best to do everything right. But now we feel unsettled, restless, and lost in the chaos. Now what if we told you . . . That’s exactly where you should be. In that overwhelming chaos is the very place you’ll discover your purpose and passion. The challenge you must accept is the journey to uncover what that is. That journey is your process for transformation. And it starts with breaking a few rules, with awakening the outlaw inside of you. Awaken the Outlaw gives you permission to break through the barriers that keep you from embarking on your search for purpose. It teaches you to look beyond the illusions that prevent you from moving forward. And it empowers you to live your life—and your faith—in a way that draws others into the adventure of their own transformation.

Radical Lutherans Lutheran Radicals

Author : Jason A. Mahn
ISBN : 9781498234917
Genre : Religion
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Can a Lutheran be sociopolitically radical? Can a radical be theologically and faithfully Lutheran? This book answers yes. Written by teacher-scholars from five ELCA colleges, Radical Lutherans/Lutheran Radicals follows Martin Luther, Soren Kierkegaard, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dorothee Soelle, and others as they sink deep roots in the Lutheran Christian tradition while simultaneously resisting the status quo with their words, their deeds, and sometimes their very lives. Each chapter shows how the Lutheran theologian returns to the roots of Luther's life and writing and puts them toward radical social and political ends, including critiques of cultured Christianity; resistance to state or market; preferential options for the poor and suffering; deep commitments to peace, justice, and ecological sustainability; and direct nonviolent resistance. The book highlights theological themes popularized by Luther (justification by grace, two-kingdoms thinking, theology of the cross, and vocation) and then shows how these theological staples--when deeply and creatively retrieved--can inform political protest, intentional living, and other countercultural movements. The compelling claim throughout is that Luther's theology at its root has resources for radical political participation and social transformation, as exemplified by the writings and lives of these radical Lutherans/Lutheran radicals.

The Reason For God

Author : Timothy Keller
ISBN : 1101217650
Genre : Religion
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A New York Times bestseller people can believe in—by "a pioneer of the new urban Christians" (Christianity Today) and the "C.S. Lewis for the 21st century" (Newsweek). Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand their ground against the backlash to religion created by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics, he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.

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