If Not for the Grace of God

Learning to Live Independent of Frustrations and Struggles

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Author: Joyce Meyer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446549924

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Break free from bondage and take hold of all that is yours by the grace of God! You may have heard the term grace defined as "undeserved favor." While this is true, grace is much more than that. It is the power of God available to meet all your needs. Everything you receive from God must come by grace through faith. In this book, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer explains the power of the grace of God and how you can receive it through faith. Joyce teaches the difference between having faith in God, which will bring you into peace and rest, and having faith in your own abilities, which will bring you into frustration. By applying the principles outlined in this book, you will learn: What grace is The power of grace How to be free from worry and frustration How to walk in supernatural favor How to develop an attitude of gratitude How to live a holy life by grace, plus much more!

If Not for the Grace of God Study Guide

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Author: Joyce Meyer

Publisher: Harrison House

ISBN: 9781577944478

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Taken from If Not for the Grace of God, Meyer teaches readers to exchange "trying for trusting, to stop doing & start asking--and receiving" the abundant grace of God available to every person.

If It Wasn’T for Grace

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Author: Kimberly Humphries-Washington

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543451179

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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Grace Peterson loves being a therapist and lives for counseling others, especially her longtime friends, but life has suddenly taken her to a place shes not sure she will ever recover from. Graces strong faith is threatened and her ability to counsel anyone. Simone Grier has everything she ever wanteda successful career in fashion, children, and a loving husband. After reconnecting with a guy from her past, she wonders if she really has everything she ever wanted. Summer Hawthorne is a brilliant attorney who has finally found love with her boyfriend of two years. She finds herself in another life-changing situation when she discovers her boyfriend has been unfaithful. Rainey Waters-Butler is newly married and finally pursuing her dream of becoming a dentist, but her world is turned upside down when unexpected family issues arise and causes her to put her future on hold.

If Not for Grace

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Author: Day Gardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781632328175

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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Thomas George Ford learned early that life is not easy, especially for a young black man growing up in 1920s West Virginia. Forced to be known as "George" rather than "Thomas" to avoid being associated with his fugitive father, George struggles to find his identity and make his way in the world. Eventually, searching for work, he moves south to live with his uncle Eli. Though lighter skinned than her siblings, Grace White never thought to question the circumstances of her birth. But that changes when a tragic act of violence brings her face-to-face with both her past and her now uncertain future. When the lives of these two intersect, both Grace and George experience unexpected blessings, including survival through faith, strength through family, and wisdom through forgiveness.

Grace in Christianity and Hinduism

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Author: Sabapathy Kulandran,Hendrik Kraemer

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780227172360

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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It is often said that the real confrontation between Christianity and the great religions of the world is only just beginning. Bishop Kulandran's book on the pivotal religious doctrine of Grace marks the first stage in the new encounter between Christianity and Hinduism. The result of considerable research and theological reflection, Bishop Kulandran's book is an objective and scholarly appraisal of Christianity and Hinduism, their similarities and differences, and of the two different worlds in which they move. Hinduism's uncertainty about the character of God and Christianity's dogmatic certainty are examined in detail. The sense of man's need of God's grace in Christianity, and Hinduism's rejection of any act of reconciliation are seen by Bishop Kulandran as central to the dialogue between the two religions.As Dr. Hendrik Kraemer says in the foreword, Bishop Kulandran's book "is animated by the desire for fair presentation and understanding and is a new and important contribution to the subject and not merely a repetition of what has often been said before". The author belonged by birth and experience to the Indian world and as a Bishop of the Church of South India knew the power as well as the limitations of the Christian mission in the world of Hinduism.This scholarly work is a valuable contribution to comparative religion and is an illuminating exploration of two of the world's most important religions.

Grace

An Exposition of God's Marvelous Gift

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Author: Lewis Sperry Chafer

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825423413

Category: Religion

Page: 271

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Chafer deals systematically and thoroughly with the doctrine of grace. The text is extensively indexed by subject and Scripture reference.

The Eloquence of Grace

Joseph Sittler and the Preaching Life

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Author: James M. Childs,Richard Lischer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621894630

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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Joseph A. Sittler (1904-1987) was one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century, distinguished for his pioneering work in ecology and for his preeminence as a preacher. He gave both the Beecher Lectures at Yale and the Noble Lectures at Harvard. As the preacher's theologian, Sittler approached the interpretation of Scripture with a clear understanding of current critical scholarship, but also in the freedom of the gospel at the center of Scripture and with the humility of a theologian of the cross. In following the trajectory of the text into the preaching situation he gave a lively, timeless, and eloquent expression to the fact that the interpretation of texts is in the service of proclamation. This collection of readings from Sittler's rich legacy contains a great many presentations and sermons that have never before appeared in print. Theologically serious preaching, close attention to language, engagement with the best of sacred and secular culture, and a deep respect for the text, all characteristics of Sittler's work, are the sort of features that continue to edify. They remain as benchmarks for good preaching even as styles and contexts evolve.

True for You, But Not for Me

Overcoming Objections to Christian Faith

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Author: Paul Copan

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441211194

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Apologetics authority Paul Copan tackles popular sayings that often leave Christians speechless, such as "All religions lead to God," "Who are you to judge others?" or "Jesus was just another great religious leader." He provides readers with thoughtful explanations of anti-Christian slogans and brief answers to help them continue their conversations with non-Christians. In addition, Copan answers questions about the unevangelized. Study questions for group or individual use are included.

What is Reformed Theology?

Understanding the Basics

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Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1585586528

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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What Do the Five Points of Calvinism Really Mean? Many have heard of Reformed theology, but may not be certain what it is. Some references to it have been positive, some negative. It appears to be important, and they'd like to know more about it. But they want a full, understandable explanation, not a simplistic one. What Is Reformed Theology? is an accessible introduction to beliefs that have been immensely influential in the evangelical church. In this insightful book, R. C. Sproul walks readers through the foundations of the Reformed doctrine and explains how the Reformed belief is centered on God, based on God's Word, and committed to faith in Jesus Christ. Sproul explains the five points of Reformed theology and makes plain the reality of God's amazing grace.

Inner Grace

Augustine in the Traditions of Plato and Paul

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Author: Phillip Cary

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199887470

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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This book is, along with Outward Signs (OUP 2008), a sequel to Phillip Cary's Augustine and the Invention of the Inner Self (OUP 2000). In this work, Cary traces the development of Augustine's epochal doctrine of grace, arguing that it does not represent a rejection of Platonism in favor of a more purely Christian point of view a turning from Plato to Paul, as it is often portrayed. Instead, Augustine reads Paul and other Biblical texts in light of his Christian Platonist inwardness, producing a new concept of grace as an essentially inward gift. For Augustine, grace is needed first of all to heal the mind so it may see God, but then also to help the will turn away from lower goods to love God as its eternal Good. Eventually, over the course of Augustine's career, the scope of the soul's need for grace expands outward to include not only the inner vision of the intellect and the power of love but even the initial gift of faith. At every stage, Augustine insists that divine grace does not compromise or coerce the human will but frees, heals, and helps it, precisely because grace is not an external force but an inner gift of delight leading to true happiness. As his polemic against the Pelagians develops, however, he does attribute more to grace and less to the power of free will. In the end, it is God's choice which makes the ultimate difference between the saved and the damned, and we cannot know why he chooses to save one person and not another. From this Augustinian doctrine of divine choice or election stem the characteristic pastoral problems of predestination, especially in Protestantism. A more external, indeed Jewish, doctrine of election would be more Biblical, Cary suggests, and would result in a less anxious experience of grace. Along with its companion work, Outward Signs, this careful and insightful book breaks new ground in the study of Augustine's theology of grace and sacraments.

Jonathan Edwards’s Vision of Reality

The Relationship of God to the World, Redemption History, and the Reprobate

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Author: John J. Bombaro

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087812X

Category: Religion

Page: 346

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Since the publication of Sang Hyun Lee's revolutionary commentary, The Philosophical Theology of Jonathan Edwards, scholars have considered the possibilities of understanding Jonathan Edwards's thought in terms of dispositional laws, forces, and habits. While some scholars reject the notion of a dispositional ontology in Edwards, others have taken the concept of disposition in his thought beyond the usage the Northampton minister ever indicated, especially with respect to soteriological considerations. The preacher of Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is made to be an inclusivist, if not a crypto-universalist. Jonathan Edwards's Vision of Reality substantiates that Edwards, in an effort to combat deistic and materialistic Enlightenment paradigms, employs dispositions in his philosophy, but that his radical theocentrism and Calvinistic particularism established its boundaries within his apologetical reconsideration of spatiotemporal and metaphysical reality. Within his spiritual vision of reality, Edwards leaves no stone unturned: history and even the reprobate find inherent value and a positive functional role not only in God's program of self-glorification but as manifestations of divine being--the damned are deformities in God. The logic of Edwards's theocentric vision of reality pushes his ideas to the limits of acceptable Reformed orthodoxy, and sometimes beyond those limits.

Catholic Christianity

A Complete Catechism of Catholic Beliefs Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898707986

Category: Religion

Page: 426

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For the first time in 400 years the Catholic Church has authorized an official universal catechism which instantly became an international best-seller, The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Using this official Catechism, the highly-regarded author and professor Peter Kreeft presents a complete compendium of all the major beliefs of Catholicism written in his readable and concise style. Since The Catechism of the Catholic Church was written for the express purpose of grounding and fostering catechisms based on it for local needs and ordinary readers, Kreeft does just that, offering a thorough summary of Catholic doctrine, morality, and worship in a popular format with less technical language. He presents a systematic, organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental Catholic teachings in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the Church's Tradition. This book is the most thorough, complete and popular catechetical summary of Catholic belief in print that is based on the universal Catechism.

The Works of that Eminent Servant of Christ, Mr. John Bunyan: The holy war. The desire of the righteous granted. The saint's privilege and profit. Christ a compleat saviour. The saints knowledge of Christ's love. A discourse of the house of the forest of Lebanon. Of Anti-christ and his ruin. Saved by grace. Christian behaviour. A discourse touching prayer. The strait gate. Some gospel-truths opened. A vindication of gospel-truths opened. Light for them that sit in darkness. Instruction for the ignorant. The holy city. The resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. A caution to stir up to watch against sin. An exposition on the ten first chapters of Genesis, and part of the eleventh. The work of Jesus Christ as an advocate. Seasonable counsel. Divine emblems. Mr. Bunyan's last sermon. Ebal and Gerizzim. Prison meditations

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Author: John Bunyan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Fight for Grace

It's Time to Roll up Your Sleeves

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Author: Andrew Nelson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449773427

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Are you ready to fight for the gospel? Since the beginning of Christ’s ministry, the gospel of grace has been under attack. At every turn throughout the ages, people have sought to change the freeing truth of Jesus’ good news into mindless religious bondage. Today, the battle rages on... What part will you play in the fight for grace? Is the gospel that you believe and lead others to believe freeing, or is it enslaving? With an in-depth and freeing study of the gospel of grace, Andrew Nelson asks you to leave your man-made religion at the door and fight for the grace of God that Jesus so willingly gave His life to reveal. If you don’t do it, who will?

Olive Branch

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Universalism

Page: N.A

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Grace for the Injured Self

The Healing Approach of Heinz Kohut

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Author: Terry D. Cooper,Robert L. Randall

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876232

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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Even under the best circumstances in life, we all suffer psychological injuries to our self. These injuries from others can range from passive hurtful comments to intentional abusive assaults. The end result is that our sense of being a cohesive and secure self is threatened. We may begin to experience degrees of vulnerability and self-doubts, or of rage and desire for revenge. We may even feel as if we were falling apart. In all cases these self-injuries chip away at our self-cohesion and self-esteem. Grace for the Injured Self helps us to better understand the significance of these injuries to our self, as well as how these injuries can be healed through the self psychology approach of Heinz Kohut. Throughout its pages, this book emphasizes the empathic presence of another as a source of grace. Empathy is the most powerful means by which the self is reassured, strengthened, and ultimately restored. It is this empathic responsiveness of others that holds our self together and helps us daily maintain our self-cohesion and self-esteem. The self psychology perspective of Heinz Kohut, who many consider the most significant psychoanalyst since Sigmund Freud, is made available here as a primary means by which clergy and other helping professionals can provide a healing context for the restoration of injured selves.