Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion is one of the most serious attacks on religion in recent times. A number of highly capable authors have countered it.
Neil’s reply is different from most. He finds areas of agreement with Dawkins over a number of his assessments of religion while exposing his erroneous understanding of the nature of God. He shows that Dawkins’s attack on God is irrelevant even though he successfully demolishes what he imagines is the Christian “god”.
At the same time, Neil tries to equip Christians to come to an informed intelligent position, to lose their fears of science, and to see its wonderful strengths. He challenges the assumptions made particularly by the New Atheists in imagining that faith is a childish approach to origins and furthermore that their own views are similar to some religions so that they virtually have a “god” themselves.
Tackling thorny topics like the meaning of faith, miracles, morality, and righteousness, Neil honestly appraises Christian views, tries to debunk misconceptions about these topics, and shows that science and faith can be mutually enhancing.
Norman L. Harrell wants to share the rich insights of Morgan, as seen in this book, which has not been in print for over a century. Morgan’s expository notes are an excellent resource for preachers, teachers, and all others who want to deepen their knowledge of the patriarchs, kings, and prophets of Israel.
The story of Joseph of Egypt, Jacob’s eleventh son, has always been affectionately upheld as one of the greatest sagas of betrayal and redemption. Joseph is well-known by Bible readers for his dreams and sudden exaltation. In 44°, the author shares his testimony of a heavenly visitation that gave him deeper insight into this extraordinary life that unfolds its universal impact. This influence soars through history and continues into modern day scenarios, including the election of the 44th President of the United States.
44° uncovers how Joseph’s second dream surpasses his father’s interpretation. It reveals that the prophecies concerning him have affected world history as well as current events. This book also states further--with fresh insight--that Jesus of Nazareth demonstrated the endowment that impacted the life of Joseph.
The spiritual link revealed in 44° has been understood by some religious scholars of yesterday, regarding England’s rise to its height of worldwide influence, before the torch was passed onto the development of the New World, spotlighting the USA. This examination is highlighted by the spiritual law of repeated history, and it points to the One who will provide the world with the genuine love all creation is longing for. The hope is that in discovering 44°, many will view life with a greater appreciation and expectancy.
Most evangelical Christians have a reasonable grasp on the Bible, especially the New Testament. The challenge is applying the principles taught by Jesus in making decisions. We are all taught to love our neighbor and put others’ interests ahead of our own. Does this mean we can never consider our own interests? Do we need to give everything away? When competing in sports or business, do we need to let our competitor win if we truly love them? Do we need to give others whatever they ask of us? How do we prevent ourselves from being taken advantage of? Is there sin within the church itself? Why has God set the world up the way He has? What is the purpose of evil and temptation? Why do our survival needs force us to be selfish? These are the questions this book attempts to answer.
In a society consumed with materialistic indulgence and a relentless quest for contentment, Where’s Your Focus? reminds us that God does indeed have a purpose for each of our lives.
Where’s Your Focus? has a threefold premise: • Much of the busyness and activity of the Christian community may be without relevance or eternal significance. All ministry, indeed all activity in the church, must be evaluated in light of the biblical mandate to “bear fruit” for the kingdom of God. • The church must never lose sight of the essentials: salvation of the lost, training of disciples, and building up of the body of Christ. • A properly focused life is one that invests in the lives of people while maintaining a consistent walk with Jesus Christ through prayer and the application of God’s word.
Where’s Your Focus? comes from the life and ministry of one who, for forty years, has traveled the parallel paths of Christian ministry and the practice of optometry. The inspiration and authority of the Bible, the lordship of Jesus Christ, and the reality of eternal life come through loud and clear. Where ‘s Your Focus? is a welcomed resource for anyone who wants to live a life properly focused.
In this uncertain time there is One you may depend on for now and eternity. He is the same yesterday, today and forever - stable and dependable in every way. Prayerfully, this book will introduce you to Him. Jesus Christ is alive and loves you.
“Call upon Him while He is near.” - Isaiah 55:6
Dear Reader, There is a special revelation for backsliders in this book. I urge you to read it and let the Holy Spirit revive you and your personal relationship with Jesus, our Loving Savior. He did not come to give us religion; He came to give us life, which is in Him. He came so that we should know Him personally and know how much He loves us. Receive His grace to walk in victory by faith and the power of His Holy Spirit. I know there are people out there who once walked with Jesus as out of the Book of Acts and you yearned for everyone to know Jesus. If you have ever been disappointed by people, misguided by religion, overwhelmed by condemnation - don’t give up. You were under law, not grace. “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” - John 1:17 KJV Give the real Jesus a chance. He is the One - and there is only one - Who truly loves you unconditionally: the Jesus you met at your salvation. Just to truly know Jesus is the abundant life, and you know and remember, by the Holy Spirit. Trust Him again, forever. In Him, br> Joy D. Siano
Are you sick, sad, or sorry? Are you depressed, disgusted, or disillusioned? Are you weak, weary, or worried? Do you need God’s loving, healing balm?
Be Blessed and Encouraged inspires us to pray God’s Word over ourselves and our families, as His Word promises to never return empty.
God’s Word reveals His tender and loving heart for us. When we pray His Word over our families, He hears our prayers and answers them. He sweeps away any darkness from our hearts, ushering in new hearts.
Pausing, meditating, and journaling push us to slow down our pace and carve out time to meditate on what God’s Word says to us. Journaling helps us to remember the new insights and spiritual direction He gives us concerning our particular situations.
So don’t just read through the Word: pray through the Word, meditate on the Word, journal your insights, and experience God’s awesome, supernatural hand leading your life, guiding your steps, and directing you and your family to deeper and greater heights for His honor and glory. Be Blessed and Encouraged!
As believers we stand at a fork in the road.
Two different expressions of Christianity are emerging in the Body of Christ—believers growing in love for Jesus and others sliding back into apostasy. This book explores the two choices before us, patterned after the churches of Philadelphia and Laodicea in Revelation. Many churches contain a mixture, but as time progresses the two streams will progressively separate. The choice we make will radically affect our destiny in this life and in eternity.
Wherever we are spiritually right now, we can choose which way to go. The choice is ours! All rewards described in Revelation are given to overcomers. It is God’s desire for each of us to become an overcomer. The principles in this book are not just good theory, but have been lived out in real life. The more of God’s ways we walk in, the more we will walk as overcomers. The purpose of this book is to encourage you into the joy and victory of walking with the Lord in His wonderful and overcoming ways!
Grace is all and all is grace!
Grace is central to the Christian faith. “For by grace you have been saved through faith” (Eph. 2:8). Growing with the recognition and understanding of grace is key to the initiation, continuance, and maturity within the Christian spiritual journey.
Faith develops in conjunction with the understanding of the dynamic importance of what grace is, what grace does, and how grace is a reality of each day. God continually pours out his grace through various means. The question is not does grace exist, but rather, are we at a point of awareness to recognize the Lord’s grace?
Larry Gilbert presents a Devotional for ninety days by using Psalms, Proverbs, and the New Testament. The mystifying essence of grace is presented through Scripture, life application, and reflection. Come explore and develop an awareness of God’s grace in your life.
Faith Is a Way of Life is a basic blueprint for living in the Kingdom of God. From the moment you receive Jesus as Lord and are born of His Spirit, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the significance of this decision. It is equally imperative to be aware of the major shift that occurs in your life spiritually because of the intrinsic repercussions. Otherwise, your life is filled with confusion and disappointment that God has nothing to do with, although He is the one who is mistakenly held responsible.
With this broadened awareness, you experience a new dimension of perception. Then is when you realize a lifestyle change is evolving within you—from the former way you lived in the world to the new way of life in the Kingdom. You step into and encounter a culture change. And with any culture change, there are principles to learn and precepts to incorporate which bring an entirely new purpose for living.
Faith Is a Way of Life describes and explains clearly what these changes are, the rationale for these changes, and the necessity to incorporate them as a regular way of life. In God’s Kingdom, we have a God who loves us, cares for us, and wants to be our God, but who has rather high expectations for us because we are His and He knows the potential of our purpose. Plus, He wants us to know how to live with Him, because He plans for us to be with Him eternally.
IN THE BEGINNING WHO? An Unconventional Guide to Understanding and Knowing God gives people information which may influence them to consider the God of the Book to be a pretty nice guy; and therefore decide to give Him a break and get more acquainted with Him - on a personal level.
Our generation has been so effectively saturated by electro-tainment, disassembled-logic, flash-speak and hypno-marketing hype that the understanding and knowledge of God has been crowded out. In fact, it is rather reasonable that someone may ignore, avoid, or even downright reject Him as a result of all that stuff. It is also plausible that many may have rejected a god who is not the God revealed to us in the Old and New Covenants.
Charles William Hamilton, Jr