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Half The Church by Carolyn Custis James

Title Half the Church
Author Carolyn Custis James
Publisher Zondervan
Release Date 2011-04-19
Category Religion
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780310555872
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Women comprise at least half the world, and usually more than half the church, but so often Christian teaching to women either fails to move beyond a discussion of roles or assumes a particular economic situation or stage of life. This all but shuts women out from contributing to God’s kingdom as they were designed to do. Furthermore, the plight of women in the Majority World demands a Christian response, a holistic embrace of all that God calls women and men to be in his world. The loudest voices speaking into women’s lives in the twenty-first century thus far come from either fundamentalist Islam or radical feminism. And neither can be allowed to carry the day. The Bible contains the highest possible view of women and invests women’s lives with cosmic significance regardless of their age, stage of life, social status, or culture. Carolyn Custis James unpacks three transformative themes the Bible presents to women that raise the bar for women and calls them to join their brothers in advancing God’s gracious kingdom on earth. These new images of what can be in Christ free women to embrace the life God gives them, no matter what happens. Carolyn encourages readers with a positive, kingdom approach to the changes, challenges, and opportunities facing women throughout the world today.

Title The Other Half of Church
Author Jim Wilder
Publisher Moody Publishers
Release Date 2020-08-04
Category Religion
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780802498557
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Could brain science be the key to spiritual formation? Why does true Christian transformation seem fleeting? And why does church often feel lonely, Christian community shallow, and leaders untrustworthy? For many Christians, the delight of encountering Christ eventually dwindles—and disappointment sets in. Is lasting joy possible? These are some of the questions Michel Hendricks has considered both in his experience as a spiritual formation pastor and in his lifetime as a Christian. He began to find answers when he met Jim Wilder—a neurotheologian. Using brain science, Wilder identified that there are two halves of the church: the rational half and the relational half. And when Christians only embrace the rational half, churches become unhealthy places where transformation doesn’t last and narcissistic leaders flourish. In The Other Half of Church, join Michel and Jim's journey as they couple brain science with the Bible to identify how to overcome spiritual stagnation by living a full-brained faith. You'll also learn the four ingredients necessary to develop and maintain a vibrant transformational community where spiritual formation occurs, relationships flourish, and the toxic spread of narcissism is eradicated.

Holding Up Half The Sky by Graham Joseph Hill

Title Holding Up Half the Sky
Author Graham Joseph Hill
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2020-04-30
Category Religion
Total Pages 154
ISBN 9781532686115
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Women have played significant roles in ministry and leadership throughout the history of the church and the pages of the Bible. Today, women make up more than half the church, and do much of the mission, ministry, and discipleship in the life of the church. But women have often been held back from ministry roles. Graham Joseph Hill outlines the biblical vision for women in ministry and leadership. He offers a biblical and passionate call for women to be released to teach, to lead, to preach, to serve, to pastor, and to minister in every area of the church. The Bible paints a radical vision of women, empowered and emboldened for full ministry participation in Christ’s church. The biblical vision for women and for their role as teachers, witnesses, disciplers, and leaders transforms not only personal lives, but also the church and the world. This book offers a biblical case for women teaching and leading in the church. Hill then explores practical ways that we can empower and release more female leaders in the church, and ways that we can amplify the voices and honor the gifts of women in the way Jesus intended. Together women and men can revitalize the church and renew the world.

Title The Acts of the Apostles
Author P.D. James
Publisher Canongate Books
Release Date 1999-01-01
Category Bibles
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9780857861078
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

Why Cities Matter by Stephen T. Um

Title Why Cities Matter
Author Stephen T. Um
Publisher Crossway
Release Date 2013-03-31
Category Religion
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9781433532924
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We live in a unique moment in history. Right now, more people live in urban centers than ever before. This means that we have an unprecedented opportunity to influence the majority of the world through the church in the city. Helping us to make the most of this moment, urban pastors Justin Buzzard and Stephen Um lay out a compelling vision for cultural engagement and church planting in our world’s cities. If you’re looking for motivation to maintain a commitment to the city or for guidance as you consider going all in, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of urban life that informs, instructs, inspires, and answers questions including: Why cities are so important What the Bible says about cities How to overcome common issues and develop a plan for living missionally in the city Instead of retreating from or taking from our cities, here is a call to make the cities our home, to take good care of them, and to participate in God’s kingdom-building work in the urban centers of our world.

The Missing Half Of The Church by Chester M. Wright

Title The Missing Half of the Church
Author Chester M. Wright
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1989-06-01
Category Church group work
Total Pages 112
ISBN 093234500X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Women In The Church by Stanley J. Grenz

Title Women in the Church
Author Stanley J. Grenz
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2010-05-28
Category Religion
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0830877797
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Studies of key biblical passages on women's roles in the church fill entire bookshelves, if not libraries. But in Women in the Church, Stanley Grenz and Denise Muir Kjesbo offer the first in-depth theological study of this issue--one of the most bitterly contested issues of our day. Carefully considering the biblical, historical and practical concerns surrounding women and the ordained ministry, this book will enlighten people on all sides of the issue. But Grenz and Kjesbo make no secret of their bold conclusion: 'Historical, biblical and theological considerations converge not only in allowing, but also in insisting, that women serve as full partners with men.' Thorough and irenic, Women in the Church bids to take an intense discussion to a new plane.

Righteous Gentiles by Ronald J. Rychlak

Title Righteous Gentiles
Author Ronald J. Rychlak
Publisher Spence Pub
Release Date 2005
Category Religion
Total Pages 378
ISBN UOM:39015062837896
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A relentless band of propagandists has convinced much of the world that Pope Pius XII and the Catholic Church, in the face of the great moral crisis of the twentieth century, were little more than Nazi lapdogs. The myth of ?Hitler's pope, ? however, is grounded not in the facts of history but in the ideological agenda of Pius's detractors. Given unprecedented access to Church archives'including a confidential Vatican report on Pius XII?Ronald J. Rychlak documents the heroic response of the Holy Father and countless other Catholics to the plight of Jews under Nazi rule. From the end of World War II until well after his death, Pius XII was universally respected for his leadership in t

Death By Church by Mike Erre

Title Death by Church
Author Mike Erre
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 271
ISBN 9780736924962
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examining how materialism and consumerism have made their way into the church, a teaching pastor and author of Jesus of Suburbia reveals how Christians can more effectively demonstrate Christ's presence and how the church can cooperate with Jesus in the world in which they live. Original.

Title The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans
Author Ruth Rendell
Publisher Canongate Books
Release Date 1999-01-01
Category Bibles
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9780857861085
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell

Title Women s History of the Christian Church
Author Elizabeth Gillan Muir
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 2019-04-14
Category History
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9781487593841
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tracing two thousand years of female leadership, influence, and participation, Elizabeth Gillan Muir examines the various positions women have filled in the church. From the earliest female apostle, and the little known stories of the two Marys - the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene - to the enlightened duties espoused by the nun, the abbess, and the anchorite, and the persecutions of female "witches," Muir uncovers the rich and often tumultuous relationship between women and Christianity. Offering broad coverage of both the Catholic and Protestant traditions and extending geographically well beyond North America, A Women's History of the Christian Church presents a chronological account of how women developed new sects and new churches, such as the Quakers and Christian Science. The book includes a timeline of women in Christian history, over 25 black-and-white illustrations, a glossary, and a list of primary and secondary sources to complement the content in each chapter.

Title The WEIRDest People in the World
Author Joseph Henrich
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2020-09-08
Category Psychology
Total Pages 704
ISBN 9780374710453
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 A Bloomberg Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020 A Behavioral Scientist Notable Book of 2020 A Human Behavior & Evolution Society Must-Read Popular Evolution Book of 2020 A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world. Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you’re rather psychologically peculiar. Unlike much of the world today, and most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist, and analytical. They focus on themselves—their attributes, accomplishments, and aspirations—over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of Europe during the last few centuries? In The WEIRDest People in the World, Joseph Henrich draws on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore these questions and more. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage, and religion, and the profound impact these cultural transformations had on human psychology. Mapping these shifts through ancient history and late antiquity, Henrich reveals that the most fundamental institutions of kinship and marriage changed dramatically under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church. It was these changes that gave rise to the WEIRD psychology that would coevolve with impersonal markets, occupational specialization, and free competition—laying the foundation for the modern world. Provocative and engaging in both its broad scope and its surprising details, The WEIRDest People in the World explores how culture, institutions, and psychology shape one another, and explains what this means for both our most personal sense of who we are as individuals and also the large-scale social, political, and economic forces that drive human history. Includes black-and-white illustrations.

Facing Messy Stuff In The Church by Kenneth L. Swetland

Title Facing Messy Stuff in the Church
Author Kenneth L. Swetland
Publisher Kregel Academic
Release Date 2021
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 0825495369
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of fifteen case studies that give church leaders practical and realistic preparation to handle tough issues like sexual harassment, pornography, divorce, and the effects of abortion. The book includes discussion questions, an appendix for facilitating discussions, and a bibliography of additional resources.

Revelation by Anonim

Title Revelation
Author Anonim
Publisher Canongate Books
Release Date 1999-01-01
Category Bibles
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9780857861016
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Dear Church by Lenny Duncan

Title Dear Church
Author Lenny Duncan
Publisher Fortress Press
Release Date 2019-07-02
Category Religion
Total Pages 138
ISBN 9781506452579
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lenny Duncan is the unlikeliest of pastors. Formerly incarcerated, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make all the headlines, but Duncan sees something else at work--drawing a direct line between the church's lack of diversity and the church's lack of vitality. The problems the ELCA faces are theological, not sociological. But so are the answers. Part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter, Dear Church offers a bold new vision for the future of Duncan's denomination and the broader mainline Christian community of faith. Dear Church rejects the narrative of church decline and calls everyone--leaders and laity alike--to the front lines of the churchÂs renewal through racial equality and justice. It is time for the church to rise up, dust itself off, and take on forces of this world that act against God: whiteness, misogyny, nationalism, homophobia, and economic injustice. Duncan gives a blueprint for the way forward and urges us to follow in the revolutionary path of Jesus.

Title The Church of Facebook
Author Jesse Rice
Publisher David C Cook
Release Date 2009-10-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781434700667
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This timely release explores the community-altering phenomenon of social networking sites and what it reveals about friendship, God, and our own hearts. With hundreds of millions of users, social networks are changing how we form relationships, perceive others, and shape our identity. Yet at its core, this movement reflects our need for community. Our longing for intimacy, connection, and a place to belong has never been a secret, but social networking offers us a new perspective on the way we engage our community. How do these networks impact our relationships? In what ways are they shaping the way we think of ourselves? And how might this phenomenon subtly reflect a God who longs to connect with each one of us? The Church of Facebook explores these ideas and much more, offering a revealing look at the wildly popular world of online social networking.

Title The Gospel According to Mark
Author Anonim
Publisher Canongate Books
Release Date 1999-01-01
Category Bibles
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9780857860972
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave

Renovated by Jim Wilder

Title Renovated
Author Jim Wilder
Publisher NavPress Publishing Group
Release Date 2020-04-21
Category Religion
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781641581677
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Christianity has tended to focus on right beliefs and right choices as the keys for personal growth. But biblical evidence and modern brain science show that our character is shaped more by whom we love than what we believe. Through conversations he had with Dallas Willard at the Heart & Soul Conference shortly before Dallas's death, Jim Wilder shows how we can train our brains to relate to God based on joyful, mutual attachment--which leads to emotional and spiritual maturity as our identity and character are formed by our relationship with God.

Title The Gospel According to John
Author Anonim
Publisher Canongate U.S.
Release Date 1999
Category Bibles
Total Pages 61
ISBN 0802136192
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Title Spiritual Warfare in the End Times
Author Ron Rhodes
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
Release Date 2020-11-24
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780736980364
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Understand the Battle Before You Enter It When you think about the end times, you’ve probably already considered the rapture, the tribulation, and the Antichrist. But are you prepared for the spiritual warfare that is already escalating around us as we draw closer to the final days? Now more than ever, it is essential to equip yourself with God’s truth so you can stand against the encroaching darkness. In Spiritual Warfare in the End Times, bestselling prophecy author Ron Rhodes powerfully exposes Satan’s most destructive and effective tools of spiritual injury—and the means of rendering them ineffective. Ron will help you understand... the identity, tactics, and dominion of Satan—and the spiritual armor God has given you for protection the pivotal roles the Holy Spirit and the Word of God play in your spiritual victory the sheep (Christians) who keep close to the Shepherd (Jesus) are safest from the predatory wolf (Satan) Though Satan will always want to diminish your capacity to serve in God’s kingdom, God promises you’ll never fight him alone. Spiritual Warfare in the End Times will provide you with all you need for victory both now and in the future.