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Represent Jesus

Author : Dharius Daniels
ISBN : 9781621365860
Genre : Religion
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Discover the joy and power of walking in the footsteps of Jesus. There is an image of Jesus we often possess in our minds, and there is a Jesus of the Scriptures. Unfortunately the two aren’t always consistent. Often the emphasis in preaching, teaching, and writing is placed on Christ’s death and resurrection. These aspects of Jesus’s ministry are obviously essential, but so is His life. Through Christ’s death we received forgiveness and reconciliation; however, His life provides us with something that is equally essential: an example. Without His example, godliness becomes a nebulous notion that can mutate into a religion that doesn’t reflect its founder. Re-Present Jesus identifies twelve core character traits of Jesus and coaches the reader into discerning how these traits can be applied to their own lives and contexts. Covering attributes such as His love, wisdom, grace, generosity, and humility, Daniels presents a picture of Jesus that people will want to follow.

Authentically You

Author : Yubeka Riddick
ISBN : 0996763406
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Do you struggle with a lack of confidence? Are you searching for purpose? How do you define identity? Do you have trouble saying no? This is the book for you. Join Yubeka Riddick on a journey to finding out the true meaning of identity and what you gain by finding yourself in Christ. Through thought provoking questions, practical applications, and a solid foundation in the Word of God, now is the time to take first step to becoming Authentically You.

Blaming Jesus For Jehovah

Author : Robert M. Price
ISBN : 1942897065
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Christians consider their religion virtually synonymous with morality, believing there can be no moral standard without a God to guarantee it, no moral behavior without belief in God and knowledge of his commandments. Disbelievers are objects of their suspicion, tarred withlabels like "relativist" and "nihilist." But buried under the benign and placid surface of their own theology lies a ticking moral time bomb, and most of them have never realized the sinister implicationsof what they purport to believe. Having his loins girt with a lifelong regard for rational truth, wearing the breastplate of formerfundamentalism and the helmet of biblical scholarship, wielding a penof secular wit and wisdom sharper than any spiritual sword, Robert M. Price does some bomb squad investigation around the deadly and hidden charge lurking under the moral foundations of Christianity.

The Emerging Church

Author : Dan Kimball
ISBN : 9780310245643
Genre : Religion
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Churches are noticing less and less emerging generations in their midst. The Emerging Church, winner of the 2004 Christianity Today Book Award, explores the cultural changes impacting churches and offers practical advice of how they can creatively reach emerging generations. Some of the 'spiritual' things that were removed from churches are the very things that post-Christian generations are connecting with and find attractive in a church.

Sailboat Church

Author : Joan S. Gray
ISBN : 9780664259587
Genre : Religion
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Is your church a rowboat church or a sailboat church? Rowboat churches depend largely on human effort. In a time of often shrinking budgets and membership, rowboat churches frantically row harder against a current, often frustrated and disappointed at their efforts. Sailboat churches, on the other hand, take up the oars, hoist sales, and rely on the Holy Spirit to guide them. Arguing that churches should be “sailboats,” author Joan S. Gray encourages readers to shift concern from the many daily, practical concerns of their local church to consider how new directions might be found by allowing the Holy Spirit to provide fresh ideas. The book includes four days of sailing prayers, quotes from Scripture, brief reflection questions, and an extensive bibliography that is arranged by theme. Perfect for groups to read together, this book will help leaders reframe their church’s mission and practice with the Holy Spirit as their guide.

Saving Jesus From Those Who Are Right

Author : Carter Heyward
ISBN : 1451404948
Genre : Religion
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In this theological resource for spiritual transformation and social change, Carter Heyward rethinks the figure Jesus and his import for church, academy, and society. Rather than focus on the endlessly variable pictures of Jesus in contemporary biblical scholarship, and in radical opposition to the Jesus of the "Christian Right," Heyward presents "Jesus as our brother, infused with a sacred power and passion for embodying right (mutual) relation, and ourselves with him in this commitment." She goes on "to explore, concretely, how we might live this way."

Saving The Saved

Author : Bryan Loritts
ISBN : 9780310344940
Genre : Religion
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White-knuckling can never get you where you want to go. But grace can. You already know because you’ve tried: repeated attempts to earn God’s love and approval get you nowhere and leave you exhausted. When performance taints our relationship with him, the Christian life can turn into an unholy hustle. It was never meant to be like this. In Saving the Saved, Pastor Bryan Loritts reveals the astonishing truth that God doesn’t want your spiritual scorekeeping. He simply wants your surrender. The punchline of the gospel of Matthew is just that—a message of grace and performance-free love to do-good, try-harder Jews who thought they had to earn their way into God’s favor. It’s an ancient message, yet it can be a lifeline to us today as we live in a world of performance metrics. Just as Matthew wrote to the Jews in his gospel, we were never meant to flounder under the pressures and anxieties of show Christianity. Make no mistake: we are called to live in obedience, but Jesus wants us to save us from the illusion that our actions can ever earn God’s acceptance of us. In Pastor Bryan’s relevant, uncompromising style, Saving the Saved proclaims the good news that once the pressure is off to perform, we are free to abide. Beyond the man-made rules and the red tape, there is a God who knows you by name. Come and meet him as you’ve never known him before.

From Jesus To Christ

Author : Paula Fredriksen
ISBN : 9780300164107
Genre : Religion
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Jesus Christ Before He Became A Superstar

Author : James K. Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 0870003615
Genre : Religion
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Jesus Religion

Author : Jefferson Bethke
ISBN : 9781400205400
Genre : Religion
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Abandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved. Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The 4-minute video literally became an overnight sensation, with 7 million YouTube views in its first 48 hours (and 23+ million in a year). The message blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged. In Jesus > Religion, Bethke unpacks similar contrasts that he drew in the poem—highlighting the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior. Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he’s not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion.

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