Life Together

Life Together
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer,John W. Doberstein
Pages: 147
ISBN: 0060608536
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Release: 1993-04-01
Editor: Harper San Francisco
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A beautiful gift edition of Bonhoeffer's classic work on the meaning and importance of Christian community. This inspiring account of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years in Germany reads like one of Paul's letters and gives timeless advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups.

Life Together

Life Together
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780060608521
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Release: 1978-10-25
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. His Letters and Papers from Prison became a prized testimony to Christian faith and courage, read by thousands. Now in Life Together we have Pastor Bonhoeffer's experience of Christian community. This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of Paul's letters. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is treated in simple, almost biblical, words. Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.

Psalms

Psalms
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer,Eberhard Bethge
Pages: 86
ISBN: 1451406797
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Release: 1974
Editor: Augsburg Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author explains one of his secrets behind the powerful witness of his own life--that he had learned to pray the Psalms and from them drew on the power of God in his years of imprisonment--in a new edition that includes a brief biographical sketch by a friend and biographer of the author, which helps us understand the man who used the Psalms as his prayer book. Original.

A Life Together

A Life Together
Author: Benito González Toscano
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2014-11-26
Editor: Benito González Toscano
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We must know that to build a strong and lasting relationship as a couple or spouse, we must have a good foundation, personally , emotionally and even rational. The latter passes unnoticed when some crisis is presented inside of our relationships and marriage. Especially when the couple or spouse with whom we share a whole ceases to be part of the cornerstone to become an obstacle or confrontation to overcome or survival of each part of the couple life. If we arrange the hair, face and even shoes every day, we do not fix the heart . The fact that say, we are as we are, is because we leave much to be desired, unable to overcome emotional paradigms, specifically when we are in crisis of couple or marriage, within ourselves there are much to explore either because we have emotional complexes or because we are giving us the excuse that we were born with that, as well as strong and tough character. To live as a couple, we have to learn to live with ourselves. If not, how do we share with another or other our happiness ? This book is about that, sharing, self-help , self-esteem, our couple.. happiness of married life, of being together ...

The Church in Exile

The Church in Exile
Author: Lee Beach
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780830897025
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Release: 2015-02-05
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The church in North America today lives in a post-Christian society. Lee Beach helps the people of God today to develop a hopeful and prophetic imagination, a theology responsive to its context, and an exilic identity marked by faithfulness to God?s mission in the world.

Allah

Allah
Author: Miroslav Volf
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062041715
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Release: 2011-02-08
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Miroslav Volf, one of the world's foremost Christian theologians—and co-teacher, along with Tony Blair, of a groundbreaking Yale University course on faith and globalization—comes Allah, a timely and provocative argument for a new pluralism between Muslims and Christians. In a penetrating exploration of every side of the issue, from New York Times headlines on terrorism to passages in the Koran and excerpts from the Gospels, Volf makes an unprecedented argument for effecting a unified understanding between Islam and Christianity. In the tradition of Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s Islam in the Modern World, Volf’s Allah is essential reading for students of the evolving political science of the twenty-first century.

Joy for the World

Joy for the World
Author: Greg Forster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781433538032
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Release: 2014-02-28
Editor: Crossway
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can the church regain its cultural influence? The church in America is losing ground. Unfortunately, our efforts to reverse this trend often seem to do more harm than good. In Joy for the World, Greg Forster explains how the church lost its culture-shaping voice and what Christians can do to turn things around. This book teaches us that the key to cultural transformation is something that we might not expect: explosive, Spirit-produced joy in God and his gospel.

Living into Community

Living into Community
Author: Christine D. Pohl
Pages: 219
ISBN: 9781467431866
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Release: 2011-12-20
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every church, every organization, has experienced them: betrayal, deception, grumbling, envy, exclusion. They make life together difficult and prevent congregations from developing the skills, virtues, and practices they need to nurture sturdy, life-giving communities. In Living into Community Christine Pohl explores four specific Christian practices -- gratitude, promise-keeping, truth-telling, and hospitality -- that can counteract those destructive forces and help churches and individuals build and sustain vibrant communities. Drawing on a wealth of personal and professional experience and interacting with the biblical, historical, and moral traditions, Pohl thoughtfully discusses each practice, including its possible complications and deformations, and points to how these essential practices can be better cultivated within communities and families.

Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pages: 93
ISBN: 1451406827
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Release: 1985
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bonhoeffer says spiritual care is a function of the congregation and that it is an aspect of the broader, more encompassing activity of proclamation. In Spiritual Care, we are confronted with the awesome truth that in speech God's presence is known and that speech is also our own; in silence God's presence is known and that silence is also our own. The text demands us to consider how the gospel message is brought to people in the midst of their personal lives, and his message and counsel use the tools given within the traditional life of the church so that such grace becomes enacted, enfleshed, and incarnate in the Christian community.

Survival Guide for the Soul

Survival Guide for the Soul
Author: Ken Shigematsu
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780310535331
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Release: 2018-08-07
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What keeps us from flourishing in our spiritual lives is a neglect of the inner life of the soul. And more and more today, this neglect is driven by our ambition to accomplish something big outside ourselves. We live in a society that pressures us to achieve professionally, socially, and through the constant acquisition of material possessions. Drawing on a wide range of sources including scripture, church history, psychology, and neuroscience, as well as a rich variety of stories from his own life, Ken Shigematsu demonstrates how the gospel redeems our desires and reorders our lives. He offers fresh perspective on how certain spiritual practices help orient our lives so that our souls can flourish in the midst of a demanding, competitive society. And he concludes with a liberating and counter-cultural definition of true greatness. This book will appeal to anyone who longs to experience a deeper relationship with Christ in the midst of the daily pressures to succeed, as well as to those on the borderlands of faith seeking to transcend the human tendency to define ourselves by our production and success.

Practical Christianity

Practical Christianity
Author: A.W Pink
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9781618980717
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Release: 2015-11-28
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Arthur W. Pink has become known as a masterful expositor of the Word of God. Both his expository works and some of his doctrinal works have long been in print. His deep concern for experimental Christianity and the practical Christian life, however, is not so well known. Yet he wrote many short series and single articles on what Scripture has to say about the inner man. And in writing these articles Pink expounded the Scriptures as penetratingly as he did in his expository and doctrinal writings. His practical Christianity, then, is not a collection of pious thoughts on the Christian life or a simple outline of Scripture, but a full treatment of the subject.

Letters and Papers from Prison

Letters and Papers from Prison
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pages: 540
ISBN: 1506402747
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Release: 2015-11-01
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Despite Dietrich Bonhoeffers earlier theological achievements and writings, it was his correspondence and notes from prison that electrified the postwar world. The materials gathered and selected by his friend Eberhard Bethge in Letters and Papers from Prison not only brought Bonhoeffer to a wide and appreciative readership, especially in North America, they also introduced to a broad readership his novel and exciting ideas of religionless Christianity, his open and honest theological appraisal of Christian doctrines, and his sturdy, if sorely tried, faith in face of uncertainty and doubt.

God in the Lab

God in the Lab
Author: Ruth Bancewicz
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780857215697
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Release: 2015-01-15
Editor: Monarch Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For Dr Ruth Bancewicz, experiencing scientific research first hand brings a sense of awe that enhances faith. She has encountered many others who have similar stories. This book distils that experience, and explores the common ground between science and faith. Science can be unglamorous and tough, but it gives the opportunity to use creativity and imagination, to appreciate the beauty of the natural world, and to experience the joy of finding out new things - thinking God's thoughts after him. Through the eyes of the author and six other experienced scientists, God in the Lab shows how science can build faith in God.

The Cost of Discipleship

The Cost of Discipleship
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pages: 285
ISBN: 0334002591
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Release: 1959-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Incarnational Ministry

Incarnational Ministry
Author: Samuel Wells
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781848259263
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Release: 2017-08-28
Editor: Canterbury Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The bestselling writer and popular broadcaster Sam Wells reflects theologically and practically on the essence of discipleship and Christian ministry today. Beginning with a central understanding that ministry is essentially about ‘being with’ the other, whether that other is God, the church, friends or strangers in the world, he explores the theme of ‘being with’ in a number of important spiritual, pastoral and ethical contexts: • Being with God, alone and with others • Being with oneself • Being with the creation • Being with others in the everyday • Being with the troubled • Being with those who have lost a sense of self • Being with the dying This book, and its forthcoming companion, Incarnational Mission, develops ideas first explored in Sam Wells’ highly acclaimed and seminal book, A Nazareth Manifesto.

When the Church Was a Family

When the Church Was a Family
Author: Joseph H. Hellerman
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780805447798
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Release: 2009
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A study of the early Christian church in the Mediterranean region and its emphasis on collective good over individual desire clarifies much about what is wrong with the American church today.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer s Letters and Papers from Prison

Dietrich Bonhoeffer s Letters and Papers from Prison
Author: Martin E Marty,Daren Magee
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780691202488
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Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From National Book Award–winning author Martin Marty, the surprising story of a Christian classic born in a Nazi prison cell For fascination, influence, inspiration, and controversy, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison is unmatched by any other book of Christian reflection written in the twentieth century. A Lutheran pastor and theologian, Bonhoeffer spent two years in Nazi prisons before being executed at age thirty-nine for his role in the plot to kill Hitler. Ever since it was published in 1951, Letters and Papers from Prison has had a tremendous impact on Christian and secular thought, and has helped establish Bonhoeffer's reputation as one of the most important Protestant thinkers of the twentieth century. In this, the first history of the book's remarkable global career, National Book Award–winning writer Martin Marty tells how and why Letters and Papers from Prison has been read and used in such dramatically different ways, from the Cold War to today.

God Is in the Manger

God Is in the Manger
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pages: 98
ISBN: 9780664238872
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Release: 2012-09-03
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Supplemented by an informative introduction, short excerpts from Bonhoeffer's letters, and passages from his Christmas sermons, these daily devotions are timeless and moving reminders of the true gift of Christmas.

Women in the World of the Earliest Christians

Women in the World of the Earliest Christians
Author: Lynn Cohick
Pages: 350
ISBN: 1441207996
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Release: 2009-11-01
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lynn Cohick provides an accurate and fulsome picture of the earliest Christian women by examining a wide variety of first-century Jewish and Greco-Roman documents that illuminate their lives. She organizes the book around three major spheres of life: family, religious community, and society in general. Cohick shows that although women during this period were active at all levels within their religious communities, their influence was not always identified by leadership titles nor did their gender always determine their level of participation. The book corrects our understanding of early Christian women by offering an authentic and descriptive historical picture of their lives. Includes black-and-white illustrations from the ancient world.

Bonhoeffer s Black Jesus

Bonhoeffer s Black Jesus
Author: Reggie L. Williams
Pages: 184
ISBN: 160258804X
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This ethic of resistance not only indicted the church of the German Volk, but continues to shape the nature of Christian discipleship today.--Courtney H. Davis, St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry "Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics"