Grace Without God Book

Grace Without God

  • Author : Katherine Ozment
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-06-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062305152

Grace Without God Excerpt :

Meet “the Nones”—In this thought-provoking exploration of secular America, celebrated journalist Katherine Ozment takes readers on a quest to understand the trends and ramifications of a nation in flight from organized religion. Studies show that religion makes us happier, healthier and more giving, connecting us to our past and creating tight communal bonds. Most Americans are raised in a religious tradition, but in recent decades many have begun to leave religion, and with it their ancient rituals, mythic narratives, and sense of belonging. So how do the nonreligious fill the need for ritual, story, community, and, above all, purpose and meaning without the one-stop shop of religion? What do they do with the space left after religion? With Nones swelling to one-fourth of American adults, and more than one-third of those under thirty, these questions have never been more urgent. Writer, journalist, and secular mother of three Katherine Ozment came face-to-face with the fundamental issue of the Nones when her son asked her the simplest of questions: “what are we?” Unsettled by her reply—“Nothing”—she set out on a journey to find a better answer. She traversed the frontier of American secular life, sought guidance in science and the humanities, talked with noted scholars, and wrestled with her own family’s attempts to find meaning and connection after religion. Insightful, surprising, and compelling, Grace Without God is both a personal and critical exploration of the many ways nonreligious Americans create their own meaning and purpose in an increasingly secular age.

A Taste of Grace Book

A Taste of Grace

  • Author : Greg Albrecht
  • Publisher : Plain Truth Ministries
  • Release Date : 2012-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 1889973114

A Taste of Grace Excerpt :

A Taste of Grace is an easy-to-read page-turning exploration of God's amazing grace, demonstrated and illustrated by the teachings of Jesus. A Taste of Grace proclaims God's grace as irreconcilably opposed to the core values and beliefs of institutionalized religion and reveals God's grace to be an absurd and foolish sentiment that doesn't add up to the human mind.

Good Without God Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Good Without God

  • Author : Greg Epstein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061959493

Good Without God Excerpt :

A provocative and positive response to Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and other New Atheists, Good Without God makes a bold claim for what nonbelievers do share and believe. Author Greg Epstein, the Humanist chaplain at Harvard, offers a world view for nonbelievers that dispenses with the hostility and intolerance of religion prevalent in national bestsellers like God is Not Great and The God Delusion. Epstein’s Good Without God provides a constructive, challenging response to these manifestos by getting to the heart of Humanism and its positive belief in tolerance, community, morality, and good without having to rely on the guidance of a higher being.

Essential Grace Book

Essential Grace

  • Author : David Damiano
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-01-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 0692622683

Essential Grace Excerpt :

What is grace? The answer lies deeper than you might suppose. To understand grace in its fullness, we must explore the great mystery of our very existence. In search of that deep understanding, Essential Grace takes you on an eternal journey. It begins with the mind of God, all alone in eternity past. It consummates in the heights of heaven, where we see God surrounded by the glorious host of His redeemed people. In between, it explores the multi-faceted grace of God poured out on His creation. Powerful and vivid, Essential Grace will open your eyes to the liberating reality of God's grace.

Can Man Live Without God Book
Score: 4.5
From 25 Ratings

Can Man Live Without God

  • Author : Ravi Zacharias
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2004-08-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418514716

Can Man Live Without God Excerpt :

In this brilliant and compelling defense of the Christian faith, Ravi Zacharias shows how affirming the reality of God's existence matters urgently in our everyday lives. According to Zacharias, how you answer the questions of God's existence will impact your relationship with others, your commitment to integrity, your attitude toward morality, and your perception of truth.

Love and Grace Book

Love and Grace

  • Author : Jacob Stringer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0692487433

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Living in the Balance of Grace and Faith Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Living in the Balance of Grace and Faith

  • Author : Andrew Wommack
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-06-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781680313963

Living in the Balance of Grace and Faith Excerpt :

Popular Bible teacher and host of the Gospel Truth broadcast, Andrew Wommack takes on one of the biggest controversies of the church, the freedom of God's grace verses the faith of the believer. Wommack reveals that God's power is not released from only grace or only faith. God's blessings come through a balance of both grace and faith. Addressing many of the misconceptions believers are taught in the Church today, this book opens up the Scriptures revealing the vital connection between grace and faith. Many believers think they walk in both grace and faith when actually they are misusing one or both of these principles. Wommack addresses: * Some believers willingly sin believing Gods grace will cover them, while the blessing of grace is not to sin, but to release guilt and condemnation when they make a mistake. * Other believers think they must "work" their faith by ritualistic prayer, confession, or Bible study. Although all these things are good, Jesus Christ set believers free from works of the law. God wants a relationship where He can communicate directly to each believer. * Grace and faith work together. When believers receive the unmerited favor or grace of God, they can release their faith without doubt or reservation and receive God's blessings. Andrew Wommack in his logical, practical style brings believers back on track in their Christian walk through living in the balance of grace and faith.

Good Or God  Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Good Or God

  • Author : John Bevere
  • Publisher : Messenger International
  • Release Date : 2015-08-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933185965

Good Or God Excerpt :

These days the terms good and God seem synonymous. We believe what’s generally accepted as good must be in line with God’s will. Generosity, humility, justice—good. Selfishness, arrogance, cruelty—evil. The distinction seems pretty straightforward. But is that all there is to it? If good is so obvious, why does the Bible say that we need discernment to recognize it? Good or God? isn’t another self-help message. This book will do more than ask you to change your behavior. It will empower you to engage with God on a level that will change every aspect of your life.

God without Religion Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

God without Religion

  • Author : Andrew Farley
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1441232125

God without Religion Excerpt :

Andrew Farley's experience as a Christian was first characterized by self-effort as he tried to please God at any cost. His ruthless religion resulted in spiritual burnout and disillusionment with church. Only then did he discover what relaxing in Jesus means and how enjoying God's intimate presence can transform everyday life. Using a unique story-driven format, God without Religion dismantles common religious misconceptions, revealing the true meaning of being filled with the Spirit the facts about judgment, rewards, and God's discipline the simple truth behind predestination and the divisions it causes the problem with the popular challenge to "live radical" Pulling no punches, Farley shows how the truth about these controversial issues can liberate and unify believers as we discover how to rest in the unconditional love of God.

The Cost of Discipleship Book
Score: 4.5
From 58 Ratings

The Cost of Discipleship

  • Author : Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Publisher : SCM Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780334053408

The Cost of Discipleship Excerpt :

The Cost of Discipleship is one of the bestselling titles on the SCM Classics list and one of the classics of modern theology. Perhaps Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s most radical book, this reading of the Sermon on the Mount has influenced many Christians throughout the world over the last 50 years. 50 years after its first publication, the book is reintroduced to readers of our time by Stephen Plant, Dean of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and one of the leading Bonhoeffer scholars of our time.

Desiring God Book
Score: 4.5
From 55 Ratings

Desiring God

  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 0880708697

Desiring God Excerpt :

Insightful and heart-warming, this classic book is written for those who seek to know God better. It unfolds life-impacting, biblical truths and has been called a "soul-stirring celebration of the pleasures of knowing God."

My Life Without God Book

My Life Without God

  • Author : William J. Murray
  • Publisher : Harvest House Pub
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0736903151

My Life Without God Excerpt :

Atheist Madalyn O'Hair's son recounts his turbulent childhood, his search for truth and subsequent commitment to Christ. Bill shares how God's love helped him cope with his family's disappearance and tragic deaths. Includes photos.

The Cost of Discipleship Book
Score: 4.5
From 58 Ratings

The Cost of Discipleship

  • Author : Dietrich 1906-1945 Bonhoeffer
  • Publisher : Hassell Street Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 1014330831

The Cost of Discipleship Excerpt :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Virtue and Grace in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas Book

Virtue and Grace in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas

  • Author : Justin M. Anderson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108485180

Virtue and Grace in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas Excerpt :

Explores how Aquinas's understanding of virtue developed as his consideration of sin, grace, and God's action in human life deepened.

Summa Theologiae  Volume 30  The Gospel of Grace Book

Summa Theologiae Volume 30 The Gospel of Grace

  • Author : Thomas Aquinas
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-10-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521029384

Summa Theologiae Volume 30 The Gospel of Grace Excerpt :

Paperback reissue of one volume of the English Dominicans' Latin/English edition of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae.