God Wrote a Book

Author: James MacDonald

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 143351754X

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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"God wrote a book." There is something very powerful in that simple statement. The book, of course, is the Bible, and because God is its author, it's the most important work ever written. Millions across the world agree with that, yet many believe it only conceptually, doubting that the words of the Bible are in fact the very words of God. Pastor James MacDonald addresses today's disturbing trend away from taking God's Word seriously. He clarifies the misconceptions that surround the infallibility, reliability, and historicity of the Bible and explains why he believes it is the inspired Word of God, how it originated, what the Bible is good for, and its benefits to us. Written to believers and non-believers who have questions, this book on the Good Book has the answers.

A Peculiar Glory

How the Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Complete Truthfulness

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433552663

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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God has provided a way for all people, not just scholars, to know that the Bible is the Word of God. John Piper has devoted his life to showing us that the glory of God is the object of the soul’s happiness. Now, his burden in this book is to demonstrate that this same glory is the ground of the mind’s certainty. God’s peculiar glory shines through his Word. The Spirit of God enlightens the eyes of our hearts. And in one self-authenticating sight, our minds are sure and our hearts are satisfied. Justified certainty and solid joy meet in the peculiar glory of God.

Reading the Bible Supernaturally

Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 143355352X

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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Does it take a miracle to read the Bible? God wrote a book, and its pages are full of his glory. But we cannot see his beauty on our own, with mere human eyes. In Reading the Bible Supernaturally, John Piper aims to show us how God works through his written Word when we pursue the natural act of reading the Bible, so that we experience his sightgiving power—a power that extends beyond the words on the page. Ultimately, Piper shows us that in the seemingly ordinary act of reading the Bible, something miraculous happens: we are given eyes to behold the glory of the living God.

Discover the Book God Wrote

Author: Bill Bright

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780842386197

Category: Religion

Page: 235

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Familiarizes readers with the teachings of Jesus, the manifestations of the Holy Spirit, and the divine character of God, while raising greater awareness of who God is and how people can know him intimately. Original.

Who Wrote the Bible?

Author: Richard Elliott Friedman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060630353

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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"It is a strange fact that we have never known with certainty who produced the book that has played such a central role in our civilization," writes Friedman, a foremost Bible scholar. From this point he begins an investigation and analysis that reads as compellingly as a good detective story. Focusing on the central books of the Old Testament--Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy--he draws upon biblical and archaeological evidence to make a convincing argument for the identities of their authors. In the process he paints a vivid picture of the world of the Bible--its politics, history, and personalities. The result is a marvel of scholarship that sheds a new and enriching light on our understanding of the Bible as literature, history, and sacred text.

Did God Write the Bible?

Author: Dan Hayden

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1581348347

Category: Religion

Page: 187

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Dan Hayden engages his readers in a discussion on the credibility of the Christian claim that God himself wrote the Bible.

Desiring God

Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 1601423098

Category: Religion

Page: 411

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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

An Introduction to When I Don't Desire God

How to Fight for Joy

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 9781433502569

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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These six 30-minute DVD sessions taught by John Piper serve as a guided group study tool to help teachers and leaders inspire their members to delight in God and fight for the gift of joy, even when that desire is lacking.

Revelation

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861018

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Ecclesiastes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802136145

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Relentless

The Power You Need to Never Give Up

Author: John Bevere

Publisher: WaterBrook Press

ISBN: 0307457761

Category: Religion

Page: 245

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Using examples from the Bible and Scriptural quotations, the author discusses the need for perservance and vigilance in the face of unexpected obstacles and challenges.

None Like Him

10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing)

Author: Jen Wilkin

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433549867

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible. We're not. And that's a good thing. Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone. Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God's limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.

God and Man at Yale

The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'

Author: William F. Buckley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596988037

Category: Education

Page: 240

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“For God, for country, and for Yale…in that order,” William F. Buckley Jr. wrote as the dedication of his monumental work—a compendium of knowledge that still resonates within the halls of the Ivy League university that tried to cover up its political and religious bias. Buckley’s harsh assessment of his alma mater divulged the reality behind the institution’s wholly secular education, even within the religion department and divinity school. Unabashed, one former Yale student details the importance of Christianity and heralds the modern conservative movement in his preeminent tell-all, God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of “Academic Freedom.”

James (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

Author: Dan G. McCartney

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441206469

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Dan McCartney, a highly regarded New Testament scholar and an expert on biblical interpretation, offers a substantive yet accessible commentary on James in this latest addition to the award-winning BECNT series. With extensive research and thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, McCartney leads readers through all aspects of the book of James--sociological, historical, and theological--to help them better understand its meaning and relevance. As with all BECNT volumes, this commentary features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text and an acclaimed, user-friendly design. It admirably achieves the dual aims of the series--academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility.

Newton on the Christian Life

To Live Is Christ

Author: Tony Reinke

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433539748

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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John Newton is best known as the slave trader turned hymn writer who penned the most popular English hymn in history: “Amazing Grace.” However, many Christians are less familiar with the decades he spent in relative obscurity, laboring as a “spiritual doctor” while pastoring small parishes in England. In the latest addition to Crossway’s growing Theologians on the Christian Life series, Tony Reinke introduces modern readers to Newton’s pastoral wisdom by leading them through the many sermons, hymns, and—most importantly—letters that he wrote over the course of his life. Considered by many to be one of the greatest letter writers of all time, Newton has valuable insights to offer modern Christians, especially when it comes to fusing together sound doctrine, lived experience, and godly practice. Part of the Theologians on the Christian Life series.

The Reason for God

Belief in an Age of Skepticism

Author: Timothy Keller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101217658

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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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.

The Last Testament

A Memoir

Author: David Javerbaum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451640196

Category: Humor

Page: 464

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As dictated to his mortal amanuensis, 11-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, David Javerbaum, God looks back with unprecedented candor on his time in the public sector. He takes us behind the scenes.

Radical

Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

Author: David Platt

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601422229

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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WHAT IS JESUS WORTH TO YOU? It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily... BUT WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVES LIKE THAT? DO YOU? In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple--then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful" suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus. Finally, he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment -- a one-year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring.

Society Without God

What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment

Author: Phil Zuckerman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814797237

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Are lawyers, by their very nature, agents of the state, of capital, of institutions of power? Or are there ways in which they can work constructively or transformatively for the disempowered, the working class, the underprivileged? Lawyers in a Postmodern World explores how lawyers actively create the forms of power which they and others deploy. Through engaging case studies, the book examines how lawyers work within and for powerful institutions and provides suggestions--both general and practical--for ways in which the practice of law can be made to work with and for the powerless. Individuals chapters address such subjects as the contradictions of radical law practice; legal work in South Africa; the economics and politics of negotiating justice; feminist legal scholarship and women's gendered lives; the overlapping worlds of law, business, and politics; theories of legal practice; and how lawyers are constitutive of gender relations. Contributing to the book are Maureen Cain (University of West Indies), Yves Dezalay (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), Martha Fineman (Columbia University), Sue Lees (University of North London), Doreen McBarnet (Wolfson College, Oxford), Frank Munger (SUNY, Buffalo), Wilfried Scharf (University of Cape Town), Stuart Scheingold (University of Washington), David Sugarman (Lancaster University), and Sally Wheeler (University of Nottingham).

The Book of Bieb

Author: David Javerbaum,God

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476786534

Category: Humor

Page: 37

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A new book of the Bible devoted to the unholy life and times of Justin Bieber, penned by the Bieb's #1 fan and popular Twitter personality, @TheTweetOfGod. It has been nearly 2,000 years since anyone has written a new book of the Bible. Now @TheTweetOfGod, the Twitter account belong to the Lord thy God King of the Universe, ends that literary dry spell with The Book of Bieb, which tells in chapter-and-verse format the story of the rise and fall of Justin Bieber, the only begotten Son of God. This eGoodBook original also includes an excerpt from God's memoir, The Last Testament.