Meeting God in Scripture by Jan Johnson

Meeting God in Scripture: A Hands-On Guide to Lectio Divina by Jan Johnson
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Overview: Jesus is speaking to us here and now. Lectio divina is a practice of Scripture reading that treats the Bible not only as a text to be examined, but also as the living Word of God spoken anew to us. Experienced Bible teacher Jan Johnson gives us forty Scripture meditations, organized topically, giving us the tools we need to practice lectio divina on our own. Each meditation can be used both individually and in group settings, and includes an introductory space of quiet along with an optional preparatory exercise;
the full text of a passage from Scripture with explanations of unusual or important words, and with cultural and historical background as needed;
cues to help us enter the text;
space to contemplate the passage, respond to God in prayer and rest in his presence; and
an exercise to "try on" one of the main ideas of the passage in our daily lives. Meeting God in Scripture moves us beyond merely understanding what the text meant in its original context to a direct spiritual encounter with Christ.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Grace: A Bigger View of God’s Love by Randy Alcorn +

Grace: A Bigger View of God’s Love by Randy Alcorn
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Overview: Randy Alcorn, author of the bestselling Heaven, offers daily meditations, Scriptures, and inspirational quotes that will enable you to grasp more fully the grace God has lavished on us and give you a bigger view of God’s love for those who are his.
Come explore the many facets of God’s grace…and fall more in love than ever before with the One who is full of grace and truth.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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God Speaks Your Love Language by Gary Chapman

God Speaks Your Love Language: How to Experience and Express God’s Love by Gary Chapman
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Overview: Feel God’s love more personally.

Do you realize that the God of the universe speaks your love language, and your expressions of love for Him are shaped by your love language? Learn how you can give and receive God’s love through the five love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch.

Gary Chapman writes, "As we respond to the love of God and begin to identify the variety of languages He uses to speak to us, we soon learn to speak those languages ourselves. Whatever love language you prefer, may you find ever deeper satisfaction in using that language in your relationship with God and with other people."

The book includes a brand new chapter on "Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone" which will teach you the joys of speaking a love language you’re not used to with God.

No matter what love language you prefer, you will become more deeply connected with God and watch this bond transform all of your relationships.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Culture: Living in the Places of God by Scott Nelson +

Culture: Living in the Places of God by Scott Nelson
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Overview: The mission of God has a church. So the church needs to be in sync with the mission of God. This is the guiding philosophy of the Forge Missions Training Network, which has helped church leaders and laypeople alike all over the world to reach their neighbors, their neighborhoods and their communities with the gospel. In these guides you and your friends will be equipped to be missionaries where you are–which is why God has a church in the first place. InCulture: Living in the Places of God you and your friends will focus your attention on the context in which God has placed you. Just as the church in the book of Acts learned to constantly ask, "What type of people do we need to be, and what type of message do we need to speak, in order to faithfully live on mission where we find ourselves?" you’ll learn how to be in and for the place God has you. Other volumes in the Forge Guides for Missional Conversation: Community: Living as the People of GodMission: Living for the Purposes of GodPower: Living by the Spirit of GodVision: Living Under the Promises of God
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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God, a Brief History by John Bowker

God, a Brief History: The Human Search For Eternal Truth by John Bowker
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Overview: Not just in words, but in art, dance, music and silence — this book is the perfect overview for viewing divinity from every perspective. The history of God cannot possibly be told. How can you write the history of One who is outside time and space, and who has no beginning and no end? Nevertheless, the desire to understand and experience the divine is a fundamental human need. For billions of people, through many millennia, the quest to answer the basic questions of existence — Why are we born? What will happen to us when we die? and how should we live out lives? — has become a search for God. A Brief History of God explores the myriad ways in which humans have sought connection to the divine from the dawn of history to the present — not just through religion and philosophy, but in art and literature, in music and dance, and in science.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Problem of God by Mark Clark

The Problem of God: Answering a Skeptic’s Challenges to Christianity by Mark Clark
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Overview: The Problem of God is written by a skeptic who became a Christian and then a pastor, all while exploring answers to the most difficult questions raised against Christianity. Growing up in an atheistic home, Mark Clark struggled through his parents’ divorce, acquiring Tourette syndrome and OCD in his teen years. After his father’s death, he began a skeptical search for truth through science, philosophy, and history, eventually finding answers in Christianity.
Genre: Non Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Unknown God by Karolina Kochanczyk-Boninska

Unknown God, Known in His Activities: Incomprehensibility of God During the Trinitarian Controversy of the 4th Century by Karolina Kochanczyk-Boninska, Tomasz Stepien
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Overview: What can man know about God? This question became one of the main problems during the 4th-century Trinitarian controversy, which is the focus of this book. Especially during the second phase of the conflict, the claims of Anomean Eunomius caused an emphatic response of Orthodox writers, mainly Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa. Eunomius formulated two ways of theology to show that we can know both the substance (ousia) and activities (energeiai) of God. The Orthodox Fathers demonstrated that we can know only the external activities of God, while the essence is entirely incomprehensible. Therefore the 4th-century discussion on whether the Father and the Son are of the same substance was the turning point in the development of negative theology and shaping the Christian conception of God.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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To a God Unknown (Penguin Audio Classics) by John Steinbeck

To a God Unknown (Penguin Audio Classics) by John Steinbeck
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Overview: Set in familiar Steinbeck territory, To a God Unknown is a mystical tale, exploring one man’s attempt to control the forces of nature and, ultimately, to understand the ways of God.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction

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Do Dice Play God: The Mathematics of Uncertainty [Audiobook]

Do Dice Play God: The Mathematics of Uncertainty [Audiobook]

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Do Dice Play God by Ian Stewart

Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty by Ian Stewart
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Overview: Uncertainty is everywhere. It lurks in every consideration of the future – the weather, the economy, the sex of an unborn child – even quantities we think that we know such as populations or the transit of the planets contain the possibility of error. It’s no wonder that, throughout that history, we have attempted to produce rigidly defined areas of uncertainty.
However, over the centuries pioneering mathematicians and scientists began to reduce wild uncertainties to tame distributions of probability and statistical inferences. But, even as unknown unknowns became known unknowns, our pessimism made us believe that some problems were unsolvable and our intuition misled us. Worse, as we realised how omnipresent and varied uncertainty is, we encountered chaos, quantum mechanics, and the limitations of our predictive power.
Best-selling author Professor Ian Stewart explores the history and mathematics of uncertainty. Touching on gambling, probability, statistics, financial and weather forecasts, censuses, medical studies, chaos, quantum physics, and climate, he makes one thing clear: a reasonable probability is the only certainty.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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For God and Profit by Samuel Gregg +

For God and Profit: How Banking and Finance Can Serve the Common Good by Samuel Gregg
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Overview: From Christianity’s very beginning, it has had a difficult relationship with the world of money. Through developing sophisticated understandings of the nature and wealth-creating capacity of capital, Christian theologians, philosophers, and financiers exerted considerable influence upon the emergence and development of the international financial systems that helped unleash a revolution in the way the world thinks about and uses capital. In For God and Profit , Samuel Gregg underscores the different ways in which Christians have helped to develop the financial and banking systems that have helped millions escape poverty for hundreds of years. But he also provides a critical lens through which to assess the workings-and failures-of modern finance and banking. Far from being doomed to producing economic instability and periodic financial crises, Gregg illustrates that how Christian faith and reason can shape financial practices and banking institutions in ways that restore integrity to our troubled financial systems.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Why Science Does Not Disprove God


Why Science Does Not Disprove God
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Science Without God? by Peter Harrison+

Science Without God?: Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism by Peter Harrison, Jon H. Roberts
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Overview: Can scientific explanation ever make reference to God or the supernatural? The present consensus is no; indeed, a naturalistic stance is usually taken to be a distinguishing feature of modern science. Some would go further still, maintaining that the success of scientific explanation actually provides compelling evidence that there are no supernatural entities, and that true science, from the very beginning, was opposed to religious thinking. Science without God? Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism shows that the history of Western science presents us with a more nuanced picture. Beginning with the naturalists of ancient Greece, and proceeding through the middle ages, the scientific revolution, and into the nineteenth century, the contributors examine past ideas about ‘nature’ and ‘the supernatural’. Ranging over different scientific disciplines and historical periods, they show how past thinkers often relied upon theological ideas and presuppositions in their systematic investigations of the world. In addition to providing material that contributes to a history of ‘nature’ and naturalism, this collection challenges a number of widely held misconceptions about the history of scientific naturalism.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Science Without God? by Peter Harrison+

Science Without God?: Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism by Peter Harrison, Jon H. Roberts
Requirements: .PDF reader, 10.3 Mb
Overview: Can scientific explanation ever make reference to God or the supernatural? The present consensus is no; indeed, a naturalistic stance is usually taken to be a distinguishing feature of modern science. Some would go further still, maintaining that the success of scientific explanation actually provides compelling evidence that there are no supernatural entities, and that true science, from the very beginning, was opposed to religious thinking. Science without God? Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism shows that the history of Western science presents us with a more nuanced picture. Beginning with the naturalists of ancient Greece, and proceeding through the middle ages, the scientific revolution, and into the nineteenth century, the contributors examine past ideas about ‘nature’ and ‘the supernatural’. Ranging over different scientific disciplines and historical periods, they show how past thinkers often relied upon theological ideas and presuppositions in their systematic investigations of the world. In addition to providing material that contributes to a history of ‘nature’ and naturalism, this collection challenges a number of widely held misconceptions about the history of scientific naturalism.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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