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.

The Apologetics Study Bible

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Author: Ted Cabal

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433600900

Category: Bibles

Page: 2048

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The Apologetics Study Bible will help today's Christian better understand, defend and proclaim their beliefs in this age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. More than one-hundred key questions and articles placed throughout the volume about faith and science prompt a rewarding study experience at every reading. Highlights of this new thinking person’s edition of God’s Word include the full text of the popular Holman CSB® translation, an introduction to each Bible book focusing on its inherent elements of apologetics, and profiles of historic Christian apologists from Justin Martyr to C.S. Lewis. Also featured are valuable contributions from a who’s-who of modern apologists such as Chuck Colson, Norm Geisler, Hank Hanegraaff, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, Ravi Zacharias, and many more. • The best apologetics thinkers of our day in one resource• The study Bible for customers asking the really hard questions about their faith• No other study Bible has the depth of resources that address the hard questions of faith and life• Serious help for Christians of all types• Tears down the obstacles to belief• Shows why the Bible is trustworthy• Allows Christians to dig into false teachings to see why they’re false• Will strengthen the church and give confidence to those who share their faith• Will better equip church leaders THE BEST APOLOGETICS THINKERS OF OUR DAY IN ONE RESOURCE (100+ CHRISTIAN APOLOGISTS):- Ted Cabal- Lee Strobel - Chuck Colson- Paul Copan- Norm Geisler- Hank Hanegraaff- Josh McDowell- Albert Mohler- J.P. Moreland- Ravi Zacharias- and many more Features MORE THAN 100 FEATURED ARTICLES IN CATEGORIES SUCH AS• Ethics• Interpreting the Bible in Light of Science• The Impact of Archaeology and History on Our Understanding the Bible• The Bible in Light of Theology• Christian Faith and Non-Christian Belief Systems• Christian Faith and Philosophy• Featured study notes that explain alleged “problem” passages in the Bible• 50 sidebars (Twisted Scripture) focusing on Bible passages misused by cults• Index of special articles for quick and easy access• Book introductions with special emphasis on anything of an apologetics nature• Profiles of key Christian apologists - Anselm - Athanasius - Augustine - Joseph Butler - C.S. Lewis - Irenaeus - Justin Martyr - Origen - William Paley - Blaise Pascal• End of verse Scripture references• Presentation page• Plan of Salvation• Two-column Bible text setting• Topical subheads• Translation footnotes• Holman CSB® bullet notes• Introduction to the Holman CSB®

Stealing from God

Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case

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Author: Frank Turek

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1612918042

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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If you think atheists have reason, evidence, and science on their side, think again! Award-winning author Dr. Frank Turek (I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist) will show you how atheists steal reason, evidence, science, and other arguments from God in trying to make their case for atheism. If that sounds contradictory, it’s because it is! Atheists can’t make their case without appealing to realities only theism can explain. In an engaging and memorable way, Stealing from God exposes these intellectual crimes atheists are committing and then provides four powerful reasons for why Christianity is true.

Faith, Form, and Fashion

Classical Reformed Theology and Its Postmodern Critics

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Author: Paul Helm

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874051

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This is a detailed examination of the theological innovations of Kevin Vanhoozer and John Franke. Each proposes that doctrinal and systematic theology should be recast in the light of postmodernity. No longer can Christian theology be foundational, or have a stable metaphysical and epistemological framework. Vanhoozer advocates a theo-dramatic reconstruction of Christian doctrine, replacing the timeless propositions of the "purely cerebral theology" of the Reformed tradition in favor of a theology that does justice to the polyphony of multiple biblical genres. Franke holds that theology is part of a three-way conversation between Scripture, tradition, and culture, with an uncertain outcome. This study shows that each of these proposals is based on misunderstanding and exaggeration, and that the case against foundationalism is unclear and unpersuasive. It is argued that Vanhoozer's appeal to revelation as divine speech-acts is not as radical as he thinks, and his epistemology is weak. In the hands of postmodernity, Christian theology abandons its exactness and the standards of care that are a notable feature of doctrinal constrictions. The book will be of importance to those with interest in Reformed theology or Christian theology more generally. It provides a clear assessment of the impact of the postmodern mindset on theology.

Crumbs from a Bum

Exploring the Intellectually Stagnant Impulses of an Inattentive Age

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Author: Matthew B Wincowski

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490851119

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Finding a coherent set of answers to life’s age-old questions can be an onerous undertaking. Yet the questions abound in our culture, and a rational collection of answers is seemingly ungraspable. Commoners have been led to believe that beliefs are irreversibly inconsequential. Youngsters are boldly instructed to merely seek success. Teachers unblushingly preach to students that there is no such thing as truth. With uncountable opinions and beliefs put forth, who ought we to trust? Should we give credence to the preachy words of secularists who do not even have the backbone to adhere to a logically consistent worldview? Are we to trust the pop psychologists who unmindfully and unabashedly bypass life’s essential questions? Would it be shrewd of us to subscribe to the pluralists who lack the decency to study incommensurable worldviews, yet absurdly accept contrasting worldviews as equally valid? Whom shall we trust? In a culture where common sense has commonly vanished amongst commoners, we would do well to welcome common sense into our lives. Thinking episodically has become the modern routine, and yet, such a routine suffocates us in the ruins of our own lack of thinking, for thinking episodically is really no way of thinking at all. Perhaps, just perhaps, the answers to life’s most pressing questions are within our reach, but first we must be willing to embrace common sense.

20 Compelling Evidences That God Exists

Discover Why Believing in God Makes So Much Sense

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Author: Ken Boa,Robert M. Bowman, Jr.

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781409411

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Is it Reasonable to Believe? Remarkably, even though millions upon millions of us do believe in God, when we are asked why we have such faith, we become tongue-tied and struggle to give a reason for our hope. No wonder those who don't believe God exists remain unconvinced—there's too few of us ready to speak on God's behalf! Ken Boa and Robert Bowman have provided a resource that tackles the most profound arguments from philosophy, science, sociology, psychology, and history ... and presents twenty clear, concise, and compelling evidences that show that faith in God—and specifically Jesus Christ—is reasonable.

Why Mike's Not a Christian

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Author: Ben Young

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736918655

Category: Religion

Page: 141

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Can most believers give a rational explanation for their faith? Have most skeptics ever heard convincing answers to their arguments? Author Ben Young creates an intriguing and insightful dialogue between a skeptic, Mike, and a Christian friend working through Mike's questions with thoughtful, biblical answers. Along the way, readers will discover responses to the most common reasons people say they are not a Christian- It's true for you, but not for me All Christians are hypocrites Evolution is true The Bible is full of myths All paths lead to God, not just one Open-minded skeptics looking for answers or Christians looking for a way to articulate their beliefs more effectively will want this on hand.

The Yoop

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Author: Christian Specht

Publisher: PageFree Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589610552

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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It's the place where David Brendt and his buddies, Hoover, Buzz, and Stan Slouski go to get away from it all. For twenty years it has served them well as a temporary refuge from the stress of modern life. Not that Dave's been there lately. With the young girlfriend and his partnership in a night club in Milwaukee, he's been just a little too busy to head north whenever the spirit moved him. But when the girlfriend bails, and the business goes bust, Dave decides that it is high time to head for God's country. The Lodge is located on Spirit Lake, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, (The Yoop). Dave wastes no time throwing some fishing gear and liquor in the trunk of his car and putting Brew town in his rearview mirror. Along the way he meets Lisa the ex-biker chick, Fuzzy the drunk, and Playmate Ashley, all with their own reasons for hiding out from the civilized world. He will also cross paths with Crash Maddox, an outlaw biker with a gang of ruthless cutthroats backing him up and a score to settle with Lisa. When an unexpected forest fire bears down on Spirit Lake, everyone there finds themselves in a fight for their lives. Some will live and some will die, but in the end, even those who survive will never be the same.

A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking

Deciding What to Do and Believe

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Author: David A. Hunter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118583140

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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A thoroughly updated introduction to the concepts, methods, and standards of critical thinking, A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking: Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition is a unique presentation of the formal strategies used when thinking through reasons and arguments in many areas of expertise. Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking, the book offers a broad conception of critical thinking and explores the practical relevance to conducting research across fields such as, business, education, and the biological sciences. Applying rigor when necessary, the Second Edition maintains an informal approach to the fundamental core concepts of critical thinking. With practical strategies for defining, analyzing, and evaluating reasons and arguments, the book illustrates how the concept of an argument extends beyond philosophical roots into experimentation, testing, measurement, and policy development and assessment. Featuring plenty of updated exercises for a wide range of subject areas, A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition also includes: Numerous real-world examples from many fields of research, which reflect the applicability of critical thinking in everyday life New topical coverage, including the nature of reasons, assertion and supposing, narrow and broad definitions, circumstantial reasons, and reasoning about causal claims Selected answers to various exercises to provide readers with instantaneous feedback to support and extend the lessons A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition is an excellent textbook for courses on critical thinking and logic at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as an appropriate reference for anyone with a general interest in critical thinking skills.

Der Ruf der Stille

Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der 27 Jahre in den Wäldern verschwand

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Author: Michael Finkel

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641169240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Sehnsucht nach Stille - wie Christopher Knight 27 Jahre in der Wildnis lebte. Im Sommer 1986 begibt sich Christopher Knight auf einen Roadtrip von Massachusetts nach Maine und verschwindet in den Wäldern. 27 Jahre lang bleibt er dort, abgeschieden von der Welt, ohne menschlichen Kontakt, bis er wegen Diebstahls gefasst wird: Er hatte Essen geklaut. In einem einfachen Zelt überlebte Knight die härtesten Winter, weil er klug wie ein Eichhörnchen Vorräte gebunkert und alles darauf ausgerichtet hatte, nicht zu erfrieren. In den nahegelegenen Ferienhäusern versorgte er sich mit Lebensmitteln, Kleidung und Büchern und verstörte als unheimliches Phantom die Bewohner von North Pond. Der Journalist Michael Finkel hat das außergewöhnliche Leben des Chris Knight dokumentiert. Entstanden ist eine fesselnde Story, die den fundamentalen Fragen über ein gutes Leben nachgeht und das tief bewegende Porträt eines Mannes hinterlässt, der sich seinen Traum erfüllte: ein Leben in absoluter Stille.

Newman's Quest for the One True Church

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Author: Michael Robinson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479712884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 138

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Cardinal Newman died on August 11, 1890 at the age of 89.Although his mind remained lucid to the end, his body declined to the point that in the summer of that year it became evident to all that the end was near. However, on the evening of August 9 he staged a remarkable rally which was recorded by Father William Neville, his secretary and caregiver in his final years. Not recognizing his youthful step he was surprised when Newman entered his room, and he was-unbent, erect to the full height of his best days in the fifties; he was without support of any kind. His whole carriage was, it may be said, soldierlike, and so dignified; and his countenance was most attractive to look at; even great age seemed to have gone from his face, and with it all careworn signs; his very look conveyed the cheerfulness and gratitude of his mind, and what he said was so kind, his voice was quite fresh and strong, his whole appearance was that of power, combined with complete calm... [Ward,The Life of Cardinal Newman, vol.2,537] At his request he was buried in the grave of his friend Ambrose St. John. On the memorial were engraved the words Ex umbris et imaginibus in veritatem-from shadows and illusions into truth. All of his life Newman had been a soldier for Christ-prepared to do battle for the truth. This is the story of his spiritual journey; emerging from the shadows into the fullness of truth.

NIV, True Images: The Bible for Teen Girls, Hardcover

The Bible for Teen Girls

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Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310408970

Category: Bibles

Page: 1696

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Reality Spoken Here The Bible’s timeless truths connect directly with life today. That’s why you’ll love True Images. It’s for real teenage girls with real lives. God knows about your world and the issues you deal with. He knows all about you, and he cares about you a lot. He’s incredibly encouraging, and no one is wiser about how to make your life, your dreams and your relationships work. True Images is packed with edgy graphics. You’ll love its personal notes, cool quizzes, challenging insights, smart advice and open discussion about the realities of life today. But don’t let the fun format fool you—this is a serious Bible that is as sincere about your walk with God as you are. Everything in these pages is designed to help you build a closer relationship with him and to help you discover his will for all areas of your life, including dating, family, friendships, work, sports and so much more. Following Jesus isn’t stuffy or theoretical—it’s as practical and down-to-earth as you can get. So whether you're reading the reality-based "in focus" stories that deal with various issues girls face, or drawing encouragement from "love notes from God," or letting "truth or dare" challenge you in practical ways, what you’re going to value most is discovering how deeply God is involved in your life. Laughing when you laugh. Grieving over your tears. Listening when no one else seems to care. Smiling because he likes you. And loving you through thick and thin. Features: • 120 “in focus” articles take you inside the thoughts and circumstances of other girls’ lives to see how the Bible applies to the issues you face. • Over 500 quick “truth or dare” call-outs dare you to discover God’s truth about life and faith. • 52 “mirror images” profile the women of the Bible—the good girls and the bad girls and what we can learn from their lives. • Over 100 short “love notes from God” tell the very personal message of how much God loves you and of your incredible value in his eyes. • Over 300 “genuine” notes focus on true inner beauty—genuine character, integrity, purity, faith, love, obedience and more. • 24 full-color tip-ins bring you fun quizzes on topics such as, “Are You a Good Friend?”, “What’s Your Confidence Factor?”, “The Perfect Date” and more. You’ll learn a lot about yourself! • “Reflections from the other side” reveal what guys think about topics tied to the quizzes. • 66 book introductions provide overviews for each book of the Bible to help you dive in and grasp what’s going on. • An informative website with resources, topical verse finder, daily Bible reading plans, links to other sites and more. (www.TrueImagesBible.com) The New International Version (NIV) is today’s most read and most trusted English Bible translation. The goal of the NIV translation team was to produce a contemporary translation whose accuracy, clarity and literary quality would make it ideal for public and private reading, teaching, preaching, memorizing, and liturgical use. Today the NIV is accepted by more denominations than any other translation and is supported by a library of reference resources unmatched by any other translation.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

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Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Hochsensibilität in der Liebe

Wie Ihre Empfindsamkeit die Partnerschaft bereichern kann

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Author: Elaine N. Aron

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157293

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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Jeder Fünfte ist hochsensibel und sieht, hört und fühlt intensiver als seine Mitmenschen. Doch gerade in Liebe und Partnerschaft spielen Empfindungen und Wahrnehmungen eine große Rolle und viele Beziehungsprobleme haben ihren Ursprung in den verschiedenen Temperamenten der Partner. In ihrem zweiten Band zum Thema Hochsensibilität erläutert Elaine N. Aron wichtige Fragen: Welche Gefühle werden ausgelöst, wenn sich Hochsensible verlieben? Wodurch kann Stress reduziert werden? Wie können beide Partner voneinander profitieren - egal, ob einer oder beide hochsensibel sind.

The Dark Days of Love

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Author: Alex Markman

Publisher: Asteroid Publishing

ISBN: 1926720229

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1901

Romance and adventure novellas about contemporary North American upper middle class family, exposing highly intense drama behind a decent façade. Acting in exotic places of American wilderness, boardrooms of corporations or comfortable homes, dangerous locales of Jamaica and megalopolises of Canada and the US, the characters must deal with tough reality of competition, temptations and intense desires, often passing the threshold of morality and law. These are not purely romantic stories, although the intoxicating aura of romance permeates each novella. But love and happiness often go hand in hand with tragedy when the romance fizzles and the complex practical matters flood the souls and minds of lovers. Detailed in an elegant literary manner, the beautiful world around us is shown as having too many opportunities and temptations for some, which burden the human mind. Our morals, those unwritten rules that are supposed to supplement the laws governing society, are often unable to sustain the burden of passion and desire. Saturated with intense competition in business, love and social matters, life makes relations between the sexes more complicated than many can handle. The book will appeal to many different readers. Those who read solely for entertainment will find them intriguing and entertaining, while the more cerebral readers will discover the deep philosophical questions the stories pose.

The Cross, The Rose & The Butterfly

A book of Christian Poems & Songs

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Author: Kathleen Al-Baidhani

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499089104

Category: Poetry

Page: 168

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This book is a book of songs and poems that I believe the Lord gave to me through my journey with him. He speaks to me not only in the situations of trials and struggles but also in the victories of my life. Some of the poems and songs he has given me are for other people like, ‘You Are Called To Be My Disciples’. However, in essence, I believe the book is there to help me and others as well to know him and to fall in love with him again and to trust him. I believe that when people read this book, they will identify with it, and also that The Lord will meet their needs and set them free.

Grace Triumphs over Law

The Scripture that Changed My Life

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Author: JT Johnston

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490828710

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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Grace Triumphs over Law - The Scripture that Changed My Life is the story of one man’s journey from living under the law to living under grace, from condemnation to salvation, and from darkness to light. While studying the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit brought clear understanding of the falsehood of his religion and the real truths found in God’s Holy Word. We will examine hundreds of scriptural references and quotations to uncover the distinction between the old and new covenants (law and grace), demonstrating the promises and righteousness now available to all Christians through Jesus Christ our Lord. Examples from the law and its rituals are examined, explained, and shown to be predecessors to the new covenant of love, grace, and mercy. You will be carried along this journey with him as we explore how good and gracious our God truly is, as demonstrated by the life, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and teachings of God the Son. God’s free gift of Christ’s completed work has opened to us a better covenant with better promises, and the gift of the Holy Spirit to all who believe. This is a handbook and study guide, for old and new Christians alike, concentrating on the new life found in Jesus, through His eternal sacrifice, which brought about the wonders of the new covenant between God and His saints.