• Religion

Mere Christianity


Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0060652926
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 4909
A forceful and accessible discussion of Christian belief that has become one of the most popular introductions to Christianity and one of the most popular of Lewis's books. Uncovers common ground upon which all Christians can stand together.

    • Religion

Grief Observed


Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0060652381
Category: Religion
Page: 112
View: 1179
Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly homest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Complete Chronicles of Narnia


Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060281375
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 528
View: 7217
All seven Chronicles are bound together in this one magnificent volume with a personal introduction by Douglas Gresham, stepson of C. S. Lewis.

    • Religion

Christian Spirituality


Author: George Lane
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829431519
Category: Religion
Page: 84
View: 5154
This brief but multifaceted study looks to the sources of the Christian spiritual tradition in order to establish a firm ground for a vital contemporary Christian spirituality. Quoting the great Jesuit scientist and mystic Teilhard de Chardin, "Everything is the sum of the past; nothing is comprehensible except through its history," author George Lane, SJ, examines the masters of Christian spirituality in their historical contexts. Fr. Lane shows why the hermits of the East, the monks of the West, Origen, Jerome, Augustine, Francis, and many others were so influential in their times and what they can teach us today about Christian spirituality.

    • Religion

God's Not Dead

Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty
Author: Rice Broocks
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 084996430X
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 4650
The Evidence Behind the Hit Movie The goal of God’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty is straightforward: to help readers develop “a faith that is real and credible—and strong enough to help others find faith in God.” To that end, Rice Broocks outlines a roadmap that guides seekers to acknowledge the most basic truths of Christianity: There is overwhelming and exciting evidence for God’s existence The God who exists is indeed the God of the Bible God has revealed his nature through his Son, Jesus Christ As shown during the movie, this is the original book on which the main character bases much of his debate points with the atheistic professor. Persuasive arguments crafted with tools borrowed from logic, science, and philosophy, as well as scripture, solidify the faith of the Christian reader and provide starting points for discussions with skeptics. With clear, easy-to-follow explanations of key concepts and controversies, God’s Not Dead is apologetics for the twenty-first century, presented in layman’s terms. Readers will be empowered not only to talk about their own faith with confidence but to lead others to a relationship with Jesus.

    • Religion

When I Don't Desire God

How to Fight for Joy
Author: John Piper
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1581346522
Category: Religion
Page: 268
View: 5221
For over twenty-five years John Piper has trumpeted the truth that “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” He calls it Christian Hedonism. The problem is that many people, after being persuaded, find that this truth is both liberating and devastating. It’s liberating because it endorses our inborn desire for joy. And it’s devastating because it reveals that we don’t desire God the way we should. What do you do when you discover the good news that God wants you to be content in him, but then find that you aren’t? If joy in God were merely the icing on the cake of Christian commitment, this book would be insignificant. But Piper argues that joy is so much more. Our being satisfied in God is necessary to show God’s worthiness and to sustain sacrifices of love. Jesus endured the cross for the joy that was set before him. He tasted it. It sustained him through the deepest suffering. His Father was glorified. His people were saved. That is what joy in God does. The absolutely urgent question becomes: What can I do if I don’t have it? With a pastor’s heart and with radical passion for the glory of Christ, John Piper helps you answer that question.

    • Religion

Preparing for Easter: Fifty Devotional Readings


Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000826323X
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 2479
Together in one special volume, selections from the best of beloved, bestselling author C. S. Lewis’s classic works for readers contemplating the ‘grand miracle’ of Jesus’s resurrection.

    • Religion

The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics


Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0061208493
Category: Religion
Page: 752
View: 6584
Seven Spiritual Masterworks by C. S. Lewis This classic collection includes C. S. Lewis's most important spiritual works: Mere Christianity The Screwtape Letters The Great Divorce The Problem of Pain Miracles A Grief Observed The Abolition of Man


    • Religion

The Four Loves


Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062565451
Category: Religion
Page: 192
View: 9782
A repackaged edition of the revered author's classic work that examines the four types of human love: affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God—part of the C. S. Lewis Signature Classics series. C.S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—contemplates the essence of love and how it works in our daily lives in one of his most famous works of nonfiction. Lewis examines four varieties of human love: affection, the most basic form; friendship, the rarest and perhaps most insightful; Eros, passionate love; charity, the greatest and least selfish. Throughout this compassionate and reasoned study, he encourages readers to open themselves to all forms of love—the key to understanding that brings us closer to God.

    • Fiction

The Book of the Damned


Author: Charles Fort
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1625792719
Category: Fiction
Page: 194
View: 5283
Features an introductory essay by Jack WomackLo! Welcome to the worlds of Charles Fort, chronicler of the odd, the weird, the strange, the unexpected, and the inexplicable. In words at times as beautiful as anything ever written in English, Fort reveals the marvels of an age, questions the nature of what we think we know for certain, and provides the reader with leads on how not to be fooled by shaggy dog stories. Here youll find rains of the unexpected, fish, snakes, and other items from the _super-Sargasso seaÓ of the unexplained that circles the Earth. Here are accounts of UFOs, accounts of odd animals seen at sea or on land, mysterious attacks by what appear to have been animals, mysterious appearances of things and people in places they could not be. Here Forts epic account of spontaneous combustion, lights in the sky, poltergeists, unseen. murderous wild animals, mysterious disappearances, manifestations of psychotic mania, speaking in tongues¾and, of course, the cow that gave birth to two lambs. All of this Fortean wonder is prefaced by a magnificent new introductory essay by Jack Womack, winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and lifetime Fortean. This Ebook is part of the Baen Books Charles Fort Ebook Collection At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

    • Religion

The Purpose Driven Life

What on Earth Am I Here For?
Author: Rick Warren
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310276993
Category: Religion
Page: 334
View: 9380
A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life will help you understand why you are alive and reveal God's amazing plan for you---both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal forty-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life's most important question: What on earth am I here for? Knowing God's purpose for creating you will reduce your stress, focus your energy, simplify your decisions, give meaning to your life, and most important, prepare you for eternity. 'Movie stars and political leaders aren't the only ones turning to Rick Warren for spiritual guidance. Millions of people---from NBA and LPGA players to corporate executives to high school students to prison inmates---meet regularly to discuss The Purpose Driven Life.'---Time

    • France

The Count of Monte-Cristo


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: France
Page: 464
View: 1827

    • Religion

The Gospel According to Paul

Embracing the Good News at the Heart of Paul's Teachings
Author: John F. MacArthur
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400203511
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 9371
From master-expositor and Bible teacher John MacArthur, a revelatory exploration of what the apostle Paul actually taught about the good news of Jesus The apostle Paul penned a number of very pithy, focused passages in his letters to the early church that summarize the gospel message in just a few well-chosen words. Each of these key texts has a unique emphasis highlighting some essential aspect of the Good News. The chapters in this revelatory new book closely examine those vital gospel texts, one verse at a time. John MacArthur, host of the popular media ministry Grace to You, president of the Master’s University and Seminary, and longtime pastor at Grace Community Church, tackles such questions as, What is the gospel? What are the essential elements of the message? How can we be certain we have it right? And how should Christians be proclaiming the Good News to the world? As always, the answers John MacArthur gives are clear, compelling, well-reasoned, easy to grasp, and above all, thoroughly biblical. The Gospel According to Paul is written in a style that is easily accessible to lay people, including those who know very little about the Bible, while being of great value to seasoned pastors and experienced ministers.

    • Religion

The Case for Christ

A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
Author: Lee Strobel
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310346169
Category: Religion
Page: 336
View: 1129
Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like, How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel’s tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it’s not fiction. It’s a riveting quest for the truth about history’s most compelling figure. The new edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics. As The Case for Christ and its ancillary resources approach 10 million copies in print, this updated edition will prove even more valuable to contemporary readers.

    • Bible

Answers to Tough Questions

About the Christian Faith
Author: Josh McDowell,Don Stewart
Publisher: Authentic
ISBN: 9781850786597
Category: Bible
Page: 179
View: 1140
For more than 20 years, Josh McDowell has been hailed as one of America's most powerful and persuasive defenders of the Christian faith. In this book, he and co-author Don Stewart offer a wealth of Bible research and point-by-point logic to answer the 65 toughest questions asked by skeptics.

    • Fiction

Swimming to Elba

A Novel
Author: Silvia Avallone
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101583622
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 1376
A sensually charged novel about two girls growing up fast in a failing industrial town on the coast of Italy Anna and Francesca are on the brink of everything: high school, adulthood, and the edge of ambition in their provincial town. It’s summer in Piombino, Italy, and in their skimpy bathing suits, flaunting their newly acquired curves, the girls suddenly have everyone in their thrall. This power opens their imagination to a destiny beyond Piombino; the resort town of Elba is just a ferry ride away and yet they’ve never dared to go. Maybe the future is waiting for them there, or somewhere beyond. When their friendship suffers a blow, the girls set off on their own only to discover that their budding sexuality takes them further than they expect, though not as far as their dreams. As their choices take them to a painful crossroads, the girls must reconnect if they have any hope of escaping their small town destinies. In this poetic, prizewinning debut, Silvia Avallone captures the lost innocence of a generation. Harrowing yet ultimately redemptive, Swimming to Elba is a story about the power of friendship, and the way that family, friendship, and economics shape our world.

    • Religion

A History of Christian Thought: From the beginnings to the Council of Chalcedon


Author: Justo L. González
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 0687171822
Category: Religion
Page: 402
View: 8440
A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. The first volume introduces the central figures and debates culminating in the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon among which the theologies of the early church were hammered out.

    • Bible

Biblical Theology of the New Testament


Author: Charles Caldwell Ryrie
Publisher: Ecs Ministries
ISBN: 9781593870034
Category: Bible
Page: 376
View: 9461

    • Gardening

The Humanure Handbook

A Guide to Composting Human Manure
Author: Joseph C. Jenkins
Publisher: Jenkins Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 255
View: 5939