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Introducing God

Have you ever doubted your faith?

Do you have trouble trying to live your faith amongst secular or perhaps even antagonistic environments?

Do you have trouble living your faith even amongst our own friend's colleagues and church members? Do you feel sometimes that you don't fit in either world?

The Godless materialist hedonistic world that you see around you, or the uptight, legalistic, small-minded, backwater religious world that you feel you're a part of? Daniel Taylor a professor at a small evangelical college in Minnesota, shares his struggles with all of these issues, and he offers solid guidelines for living in between two worlds, for accepting imperfections in our community of faith, for accepting our own doubts and blemishes and still living a joyous life based on faith and a God who loves us.

From the book: "Taylor affirms a call to throw of the paralysis of uncertainty and to risk commitment to God without forfeiting the God-given gift of an enquiring mind", he clearly demonstrates how much the world and the church need question askers.

Psalms of Promise

coverBy E. Calvin Beisner
ISBN 08910-91734

Description: In Psalms of Promise, Calvin Beisner carefully develops the themes of 18 notable psalms. As different aspects of God's character are revealed, you'll begin to experience a deep appreciation for all He's done, and you'll realize that the day to day affairs of life were meant to enhance your reliance upon Him rather than postpone it.

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The Cloister Walk

coverBy Kathleen Norris
ISBN 1-57322-028-0

Description: The Cloister Walk demonstrates, from the rare perspective of someone who is both an insider and outsider, how immersion in the cloistered world - its liturgy, its ritual, its sense of community - can impart meaning to everyday events and deepen our secular lives. In this stirring and lyrical work, the monastery, often considered archaic or otherworldly, becomes immediate, accessible, and relevant to us. No matter what our faith may be.

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"The Cloister Walk is a new opportunity to discover a remarkable writer with a huge, wise heart . . . Norris resonates deeply for a lot people. She's one of those writers who demands to be handed around. You want to share this great discovery, giving her work as a gift - or you simply shove a copy in the face of a friend, saying, `Read this.`"

Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story...

coverA Meditation On Fathers, Brothers, And Sons
By Henri J. M. Nouwen

ISBN 0-385-47307-9

Description: A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt's The Return Of The Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell.In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt's depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son's return, the father's restoration on sonship, the elders son's vengefulness, and the father's compassion. In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes the powerful drama of the parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

For all who ask, "Where has my struggle led me?" or for those "on the road" who have had the courage to embark on the journey but seek the illumination of a known way and safe passage, this work will inspire and guide each time it is read.

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Knowing God

coverBy J. I. Packer
ISBN 0-87784-867-X

Description: What were we made for? To know God. What aim should we set ourselves in life? To know God. What is the eternal life that Jesus gives? Knowledge of God. What is the best thing in life? Knowledge of God. What in a man gives God most pleasure? Knowledge of Himself. If this is so - and J. I. Packer says it is - then Knowing God could become, next to Scripture, the most significant book you will read this year . . . and maybe next.

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Pleasing God

coverBy R. C. Sproul
ISBN 0-8423-50241

Description: How can imperfect man hope to please a perfect God?

For some people this question has no importance. They no longer find meaning in words like righteousness and sanctification.

But R. C. Sproul believes these words are still important for Christians. In this penetrating study of sanctification, Dr. Sproul examines the obstacles to pleasing god - the world, the flesh, and the devil - and how Christians can overcome these through dependence on the holy God. He looks realistically at how God's people so often compromise with the world and its standards. He invites the reader to go beyond compromise to a Christ-centered life.

The message of Pleasing God is, at root, one of hope. The reader may be pained at Dr. Sproul's honest look at how such key sins as pride, slothfulness, and dishonesty permeate the Christian life. But he will also find hope and encouragement as he unfolds the Bible's message of continuing growth in holiness.

This is a book of theology, but it is theology at its best - practical, wise, and written with a view toward growing closer to God.

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The Holiness of God

coverBy R. C. Sproul
ISBN 0-8423-3965-5

Description: The Holiness of God is a look at the meaning of holiness and why people are both fascinated and terrified by a holy God.

It is a profound, moving investigation of the character of God, particularly that aspect of God - holiness - that defines all we are and do as Christians. R. C. Sproul says, "It affects every aspect of our lives - economics, politics, athletics, romance - everything with which we are involved."

The result is a new awareness of our dependence on God's mercy and a deep appreciation for the meaning of His holiness in our lives.

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God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and...

coverBy C. S. Lewis
ISBN 0-8028-0868-9

Description: Lewis addresses theological and ethical questions with profoundly Christian insight in these 48 essays. Drawn from a variety of sources and written to meet a variety of needs, the essays range from popular newspaper pieces to learned defenses of the faith.

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Understanding the Trinity

coverBy Alister E. McGrath
ISBN 0-3102-9680-3

Description: "Beginning with the current skepticism about God's very existence, Dr. McGrath starts off with some convincing apologetics. The book would be worth buying for this alone.

But he does not rely on apologetics, he knows that the only way to be sure about the living God is to encounter him; and this can happen to people who know almost nothing about him."Dr. McGrath then develops a number of models which help us to form some conception of God, leading into an important chapter on God as personal. . . . There follows a shrewd chapter on the Incarnation, with some very straight talk to theologians who affect to dispense with deity of Jesus; at the same time Dr. McGrath makes it clear that Jesus is not an exhaustive definition of God."The last four chapters are on the Trinity proper. They are skillfully put together, and avoid dangers such as Modalism on the one hand or Tritheism on the other. Dr. McGrath's fellow-theologians could learn a lot from this book, not least on how to communicate . . . Ordinary Christians devoid of theological training [will] find this book a marvelous guide.'
-Michael Green

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Your Questions, God's Answers

coverBy Peter Kreeft
ISBN 0-8987-0488-X


  • How can I find out who I really am?
  • How will the Bible help me to know myself?
  • What do I really want out of life?
  • Isn't religion only for "religious people"?
  • How can I be sure God is real?
  • If God loves me so much, why do bad things happen to me?
  • How can I meet God?
  • What do I say if people challenge my beliefs?
  • How can I become a better person?
  • What does God want most?

Kreeft uses Scripture to provide God's profound answers to the most common and important questions young people ask about the deeper meaning of life, their own identity, overcoming failure and temptation, the mystery of God's love, and much more. But these are questions asked not just by the young - they are the same questions adults often ask, and God's answers, as found in the Bible, respond to the deepest needs of people of all ages.

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