From the author of the twenty million plus copy bestselling novel The Shack and the New York Times bestsellers Cross Roads and Eve comes a compelling, conversational exploration of the wrong-headed ideas we sometimes have and share about God.
Wm. Paul Young has been called a heretic for the ways he vividly portrays God’s love through his novels. Here he shares thirty-three commonly uttered and sometimes seemingly innocuous things we say about God. Paul exposes these as lies that keep us from having a full, loving relationship with our Creator.
With personal anecdotes and sharing the compassion readers felt from the “Papa” portrayed in The Shack—soon to be a major film starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer—Paul encourages readers to think anew about important issues including sin, religion, hell, politics, identity, creation, human rights, and helping us discover God’s deep and abiding love.
Walter M. Miller Jr. - A Canticle for Leibowitz
In a barbarous and fallen world, the monks of the Order of Leibowitz inherit the sacred relics and spend their lives copying, illuminating and interpreting the holy fragments. They vow to preserve ancient knowledge, but will man learn from his mistakes or will history repeat itself?
E. G. White - Steps to Christ
STEPS TO CHRIST by Ellen White, leads those looking for meaning in life to that experience where they can, steps by steps, find the assurance of forgiveness and the joy of discipleship found in Jesus Christ. It leads the doubter to the security of conviction and shows Christ as the way of peace.
Ismeretlen szerző - Miatyánk 121 európai nyelven
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Timothy Keller - Kathy Keller - The Meaning of Marriage
Renowned pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of the forthcoming Every Good Endeavor, Timothy Keller with his wife of 36 years, delivers The Meaning of Marriage, an extraordinarily insightful look at the keys to happiness in marriage that will inspire Christians, skeptics, singles, long-time married couples, and those about to be engaged. Modern culture would make you believe that everyone has a soul-mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. All those modern-day assumptions are, in a word, wrong. Using the Bible as his guide, coupled with insightful commentary from his wife of thirty-six years, Kathy, Timothy Keller shows that God created marriage to bring us closer to him and to bring us more joy in our lives. It is a glorious relationship that is also the most misunderstood and mysterious. With a clear-eyed understanding of the Bible, and meaningful instruction on how to have a successful marriage, The Meaning of Marriage is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life. Just as this book is based on his popular sermon series, so will his Encounters with Jesus series, the first of which, The Skeptical Student comes out in December.
Jessica Verdi - The Summer I Wasn't Me
Lexi has a secret. She never meant for her mom to find out. And now she's afraid that what's left of her family is going to fall apart for good. Lexi knows she can fix everything. She can change. She can learn to like boys. New Horizons summer camp has promised to transform her life, and there's nothing she wants more than to start over. But sometimes love has its own path...
Francine Rivers - Sons of Encouragement
Sons of encouragement This compilation of the five books in the bestselling Sons of Encouragement shares the stories of five Biblical men who stood behind the heroes of the faith and quietly changed eternity. Aaron, the priest who stood in Moses’ shadow but had the courage to cover his brother’s fears. Caleb, the warrior whose words stirred men’s hearts and brought God’s people to the Promised Land. Jonathan, the prince whose humility led him to befriend the man who would become king...
Francine Rivers - A Lineage of Grace
This compilation of the five books in the best-selling A Lineage of Grace series shares the stories of the five unlikely women who changed eternity. Tamar, betrayed by the men who controlled her future, she fought for her right to believe in a loving God. Rahab, a woman with a past to whom God gave a future. Ruth, who gave up everything, expecting nothing, and God honored her. Bathsheba, her beauty stirred the passion of a king, her pain moved the heart of God. Mary, all eternity had been waiting for this moment and she responded in simple obedience to God’s call. Each was faced with extraordinary —even scandalous— challenges, each took great personal risk to fulfill her calling, and each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ.
Kenneth E. Hagin - A szellemi felnövekedés
A Krisztus Testének – az Egyháznak – szüksége van olyan tagokra, akik szellemileg felnőttek. Mindnyájan az újjászületéssel, csecsemőként kezdjük a felnövekedést, de Istennek nem az az akarata, hogy mindörökre csecsemő keresztények maradjunk. Ő azt akarja, hogy a szellemünkben felnövekedjünk, és felnőtt keresztény váljon belőlünk. Ebben a könyvében – A szellemi felnövekedésben – Kennet E. Hagin párhuzamba állítja a testi és a szellemi felnövekedés állomásait. Segítségedre lesz abban, hogy meg tudd határozni, te magad hol tartasz most szellemiekben, és irányt mutat további szellemi fejlődésedhez. Segít abban, hogy a következő lépcsőfokra léphess. Nem leszel többé ugyanaz, miután elolvastad és a szívedbe befogadtad „A szellemi felnövekedés – c. könyv üzeneteit, és a Krisztus Teste, az Egyház is gazdagabb, erősebb lesz, amint növekedsz és fejlődsz az Úrban.
Jose H. Prado Flores - Hogyan evangelizáljuk a megkeresztelteket?
A Szentatya újra és újra felhívja a keresztények figyelmét az evangelizációra. Az ezredforduló lelkiismeret-vizsgálatra késztet. Mit tettünk Jézus művével 2000 év alatt? Mennyire sugározza az Evangéliumot a keresztények élete, hívogató fény-e a világ sötétségében, mutat-e kivezető utat a gonoszság szövevényéből? Jose H. Prado Flores könyve ráébreszt felelősségünkre: hogy komolyan kell venni a megtérést, a hit továbbadását, a szeretet parancsát. A szerző világos megfogalmazásai fölemelik a szívet és ráébresztenek Isten Országának kincsére. Ajánlom mindazoknak, akik tenni akarnak valamit Jézusért, keresztény létük megújulásáért.
Canterbury Szent Anzelm - Proslogion
Mi sem természetesebb, mint hogy egy, a vallástudományok klasszikus forrásmunkáink közzétételére szánt sorozat fórumául szolgáljon a korai skolasztika nagy alakja, Canterbury Szent Anzelm írásai megjelentetésének. Anzelm neve ismerős az elmúlt évszázadok filozófiai történeti kézikönyveinek írói és olvasói számára egyaránt; szokás őt a soklasztika első jeles gondolkodójaként emlegetni, "ontológiai" istenérve pedig régóta céltáblája a középkor keresztény bölcseletét gyakran olvasatlanul, ám korántsem előítéletek nélkül megítélő szigornak.
Seraphim Rose - God's Revelation To The Human Heart
What does man seek in religion and what should he seek in it? How does God reveal Himself in order to bring man to a knowledge of the Truth? How does suffering help this revelation to occur? Fr. Seraphim Rose addressed these and other issues during a lecture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1981. God's Revelation to the Human Heart is a transcription of that lecture, and the question-and-answer session between Fr. Seraphim and the university students. Drawing upon a wealth of resources - the Holy Scriptures, patristic writings, the Lives of ancient and modern saints, and accounts of persecuted Christians in today's world - Fr. Seraphim leads the audience to the core of all Christian life: the conversion of the heart of man, which begins to burn with love for Christ and transforms him into a new man.
Seraphim Rose - The Soul After Death
The Soul After Death is a comprehensive presentation of the 2,000-year-old experience of Orthodox Christianity regarding the existence of the other world, addressing contemporary after-death and out-of-body experiences, the teachings of traditional Oriental religions and those of more recent occult societies. Although the mystery of what lies beyond the veil of death is not fully visible to us in this life, nonetheless, writings and teachings of ancient Christianity dating from the first century have proven timeless and straightforward, yielding sound insights into the spiritual world beyond death. From the firm foundation of Orthodox patristic teaching, Fr. Seraphim Rose offers an interpretation of the meaning of the contemporary experiences which have been publicized by Drs. Kubler-Ross, Moody, Osis and Haraldsson, and other researchers. Principal teachings of Orthodox Christianity concerning the properties of the soul after death are presented in a clear concise manner, as taught by Church fathers and teachers of the early centuries. The Soul After Death offers an undiluted draught of pristine, mystical Christianity as it has existed since the time of Christ. _About the Author: Fr. Seraphim Rose (1934-1982) was an Orthodox monk in the ancient tradition that dedicated his life to reawakening modern Western man to forgotten spiritual truths. From his remote cabin in the mountains of northern California, he produced writings, which have been circulated throughout the world in millions of copies. Today he is Russia's best-loved spiritual writer. His books Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future and Nihilsm have changed countless lives with their uncompromising and sobering truth._
Brennan Manning - The Ragamuffin Gospel
As Christians today, we often focus on spiritual achievement, beating ourselves up when we don't perform the way we think we should. We believe in God's grace - in theory. But, somehow, we can't manage to apply it to our day-to-day lives. The truth is, we can't earn God's acceptance, any more than we can earn our salvation. Yet. He gives it to us, willingly - no matter who we are or what we have done. We are all ragamuffins. Each of us comes beat-up, burnt-out, ragged and dirty to sit at our Father's feet. And there He smiles upon us - the chosen objects of His "furious love".
David Frost - Billy Graham
For thirty years, Billy Graham and David Frost fascinated television audiences with their conversations about God, the Bible, and Graham’s decades-long ministry. Frost asked the questions that thousands of viewers wanted to ask. Graham answered them with authenticity and grace. Along the way, Graham provided insight into life as an evangelist, a Christian father and grandfather, and a public figure in a changing culture. Most of all, Graham’s words show what it means to live out your beliefs—whether you speak to millions of people around the world or simply want to live faithfully at home and work. With a chronology of Graham’s life, a preface from Frost, and a foreword from his grandson, Tullian Tchividjian, this weaving of stories, interviews, and reflections will inspire you to respond to God’s call with no reserve. Sir David Frost, who died in 2013, was an English journalist, comedian, and television host. Known for his history-making interviews with top political figures, Frost is the author of several books, including his autobiography. His famous interviews with Richard Nixon formed the basis for the Oscar-nominated film Frost/Nixon.
James Martin - The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything
A practical spiritual guidebook based on the life and teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by the Reverend James Martin (My Life with the Saints) shows us how to manage relationships, money, work, prayer, and decision-making, all while keeping a sense of humor about it all. Fans of Kathleen Norris and other Christian spiritual writers, as well as just the curious, are sure to appreciate the helpful and effective advice in The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. Book Description St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), the founder of the Society of Jesus (aka the Jesuits), was known for his practical spirituality. The "way of Ignatius" has helped millions of people—from the doubtful seeker to the devout believer—find freedom, make friends, live simply, work sensibly, fall in love, experience joy, and enter into a relationship with God. The Ignatian goal of "finding God in all things" eans that every part of our lives can lead us to God. The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything shows us how this is possible, with user-friendly examples, humorous stories and anecdotes from the heroic and inspiring lives of Jesuit saints and average priests and brothers, as well as examples from Martin's twenty years as a Jesuit. The traditional wisdom that Jesuits use to help other people in their daily lives is easily applied, but not often explained well to the general public. The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything translates these insights of St. Ignatius for a modern audience and reveals how we can find God—and how God can find us—in the real world of work, love, suffering, decisions, prayer, and friendship.
Sister Jane of the Cross - Surprised by Joy
Starting with the Preface written by Wendy Compton, Bursar and Secretary to the Trustees, with obvious warmth and affection, then throughout the following history written by Sister Jane, the devotion of the sisters to their work of caring for the sick and infirm shines through the simple telling. In 1882 Harriet Jane Workman presented herself for profession as Sister Harriet Mary of the Community of the Servants of the Cross. From then on the story of this Anglican Community serves as an inspiration to present generations and is well worth reading.
Isaac Asimov - Asimov's Guide to the Bible
In Asimov's Guide to the Bible, Isaac Asimov explores the historical, geographical, and biographical aspects of the events described in the Old and New Testaments. Asimov's attempts to illuminate the Bible's many obscure, mysterious passages prove absorbing reading for anyone interested in religion and history. Isaac Asimov thinks big; readers of his science fiction works are familiar with his grasp and mastery of scale and how the individual stories unfold within the epic work. In Asimov's Guide to the Bible he utilizes this skill to pare down and untangle the many intertwined threads of biblical history and mythology. He views this guide as a way to illuminate the world of the Bible by incorporating the secular aspects of history, biography, and geography into a deeper understanding. Asimov's Guide to the Bible is not a book to be read in continuum but an indispensable companion to any journey through the Bible. Situating the writers of the various books of the Bible in time and space, Asimov gives its writings context and also explains how that context has morphed with time. While some of his conclusions and "qualified speculations" may challenge certain traditional assumptions (for example, there is no reference in the gospels to Mary Magdalene as a prostitute; rather, she was a madwoman whom Jesus cured by casting out seven demons), his aim is not to tear it apart but to flush out some of its mysteries, give it a context that the average Bible reader can understand, and therefore make it more real.
Tomáš Halík - A gyóntató éjszakája
A szerző tizenhat esszéjében korunk lelki és társadalmi problémáival foglalkozik: az erőszak fokozódásával, a média szerepével a társadalomban, a kultúrák összemosódásával, a tudomány és hit párbeszédével stb. Mindeközben nem téveszti szem elől az embert, akinek meg kell birkóznia e válsághelyzetekkel. Ennek folyamán az embernek el kell jutnia az „olcsó hitről” a nehezen megszerezhető „hitben való második újjászületésig”, addig a bátorságig, hogy az életet valamennyi paradoxonával együtt fogadjuk el. A szerző gyóntatói mivoltában a hosszú évek pszichológiai és lelkipásztori tapasztalatait összegzi könyvében oly módon, hogy csatlakozik híveihez lelki útjukon. Tomáš Halík 1948-ban született, tanult filozófiát, szociológiát, pszichológiát, teológiát és vallástudományt. 1978-ban titokban pappá szentelték, a kommunizmus idején a vallási és kulturális ellenzéki mozgalomban tevékenykedett. Jelenleg a prágai _Károly Egyetemen_ tanít szociológiát, a prágai _Akadémiai plébániát_ vezeti és a _Cseh Keresztény Akadémia_ elnöke. A vallások közötti kapcsolatokkal foglalkozik, a tolerancia és a lelki szabadság érdekében végzett szolgálatáért kitüntetést kapott. Könyvei és cikkei számos világnyelven jelentek meg.