193 pages, 13 of 14 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Christians across the spectrum have soured on religious involvement in politics, tempted either to withdraw or to secularize their public engagement. Yet the kingdom of God is clearly concerned with justice and communal well-being. How can Christians be active in public life without getting mired down in political polarization and controversy?
For too long, the question of faith in public life has centered on what the Bible says about government. Charles Gutenson, a theologian respected by both evangelical and mainline Christians, argues that we should first ask how God intends for us to live together before considering the public policies and institutions that would best empower living together in that way. By concentrating on the nature of God, we can move past presuppositions regarding the role of government and engage in healthy discussions about how best to serve the common good. This lucidly written book includes a foreword by bestselling author Jim Wallis.
178 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
A true story. A former Hitler Youth, an SS major’s son, runs for his life in war-torn Europe, sees his father shot down by guerrillas, rebuilds his life from the ruins, leaves Hitler’s SS emblem for another symbol.
Originally published in 1977. Traugott Vogel, born in Heidelberg, Germany, is the son of a former SS officer. He came to the United States in 1974 to become pastor of a church in Texas. Shirley Stephens, with whom Traugott collaborated in writing his story, is the author of three other books and countless articles, a long-time editor, and a wife and mother. Other books to her credit: My Daughter Susan Smith, the story of a troubled young mother who sent her children to their deaths in a South Carolina lake. Breaking Crime’s Vicious Cycle, the gripping, true-life story of hardened criminal Don Dennis and his conversion and transformation into a life of service to inmates; and A New Testament View of Women, a biblical study of what the New Testament really says about women.
no reviews, Lending Enabled
For too long, members of the Lord’s Church have begun conversations about salvation with, “You need to…” Certainly there are things man must do to receive God’s gift of salvation, but I think we need to start the conversation with, “God…” Therefore, this book explains how and why God provides grace and then what man must do to receive it.
This is a very easy to understand explanation of grace; what it is and how it is received.
96 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
‘This 31-day reading from the book of Proverbs from the New International Version of the Bible will speak to your deepest needs as you engage with God’s Word. Practical and insightful, these devotions—written by the staff at trusted ministry Walk Thru the Bible—will fill each day with wisdom and understanding about who God is and what he has intended for the lives of his people. NIV 2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages. ‘
72 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Pointed, revealing and with a pinch of sarcasm, Rev. Dustin Largent takes an look at the Church in America as he compares it to scripture. He explores areas such as church planting, church government, church worship services and many more relevant topics.
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