The Scandal of Forgiveness Book

The Scandal of Forgiveness


  • Author : Philip Yancey
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310120094

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The Scandal of Forgiveness Excerpt :

Forgiveness offers an alternative to an endless cycle of resentment and revenge, but do you really understand forgiveness? In The Scandal of Forgiveness bestselling author Philip Yancey will answer: What is forgiveness; Why is forgiveness so difficult; Why is forgiveness scandalous; and What does God have to do with forgiveness? We all live and love imperfectly. Therefore, only forgiveness will set us free. Yancey teaches us how to forgive by better understanding the clear connection between God and the gospel. You will learn: God forgives our debts as we forgive our debtors. only by living in the stream of God’s forgiveness will we find the strength to respond with forgiveness toward others. the true depth of what forgiveness is and what it demands of you. how to shed the illusions about forgiveness. the importance of grace and what it means to be a grace-full Christian. Adapted from What’s So Amazing About Grace, The Scandal of Forgiveness is great for: someone who wants to learn how to authentically forgive and truly understand grace. men and women that want a closer relationship with God. readers who enjoyed Yancey’s other books--Disappointment with God, Vanishing Grace, and Where Is God When It Hurts? We speak of forgiveness often, even believing that we are forgiving people, but do we understand the true depth of it and what it demands of us? The Scandal of Forgiveness reveals how to adopt the forgiveness the world is searching for.

The Scandal of Forgiveness Book

The Scandal of Forgiveness


  • Author : Philip Yancey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 031012008X

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The Scandal of Forgiveness Excerpt :

Forgiveness is an unnatural act. That may be why forgiveness is so difficult. So why would God require us to perform an act that defies every primal instinct? What makes forgiveness so important that it is central to the Christian faith?

No Future Without Forgiveness Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

No Future Without Forgiveness


  • Author : Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher : Image
  • Release Date : 2009-02-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307566287

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No Future Without Forgiveness Excerpt :

The establishment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a pioneering international event. Never had any country sought to move forward from despotism to democracy both by exposing the atrocities committed in the past and achieving reconciliation with its former oppressors. At the center of this unprecedented attempt at healing a nation has been Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whom President Nelson Mandela named as Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. With the final report of the Commission just published, Archbishop Tutu offers his reflections on the profound wisdom he has gained by helping usher South Africa through this painful experience. In No Future Without Forgiveness, Tutu argues that true reconciliation cannot be achieved by denying the past. But nor is it easy to reconcile when a nation "looks the beast in the eye." Rather than repeat platitudes about forgiveness, he presents a bold spirituality that recognizes the horrors people can inflict upon one another, and yet retains a sense of idealism about reconciliation. With a clarity of pitch born out of decades of experience, Tutu shows readers how to move forward with honesty and compassion to build a newer and more humane world.

Finding God in Unexpected Places Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Finding God in Unexpected Places


  • Author : Philip Yancey
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2005-03-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385515146

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Finding God in Unexpected Places Excerpt :

The traces of God can be found in the most unexpected places--an Atlanta slum, a pod of whales off the coast of Alaska, the prisons of Peru and Chile, the plays of Shakespeare, a health club in Chicago--yet many Christians have not only missed seeing God, they’ve overlooked opportunities to make him visible to those most in need of hope. In this enlightening book author Philip Yancey serves as an insightful tour guide for those willing to look beyond the obvious, pointing out glimpses of the eternal where few might think to look. Whether finding God among the newspaper headlines, within the church, or on the job, Yancey delves deeply into the commonplace and surfaces with rich spiritual insight. Finding God in Unexpected Places takes readers from Ground Zero to the Horn of Africa, and each stop along the way reveals footprints of God, touches of his truth and grace that prompt readers to search deeper within their own lives for glimpses of transcendence.

The Question That Never Goes Away Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Question That Never Goes Away


  • Author : Philip Yancey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-01-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 0310339820

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The Question That Never Goes Away Excerpt :

Examines the question of why God allows suffering, sharing what the author learned in his meetings with those who have experienced loss in major tragedies to illustrate how pain often strengthens the sufferer's faith in God.

Forgiving As We ve Been Forgiven Book

Forgiving As We ve Been Forgiven


  • Author : L. Gregory Jones
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830868179

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Forgiving As We ve Been Forgiven Excerpt :

Hearing the call to forgive is different from knowing how to practice forgiveness at home and in the world. In this book, Greg Jones and Célestin Musekura describe how churches and communities can cultivate the habits that make forgiveness possible, not only in situations like genocide but also in everyday circumstances of marriage, family and congregational life.

Grace Notes Book
Score: 4.5
From 41 Ratings

Grace Notes


  • Author : Philip Yancey
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310562146

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Grace Notes Excerpt :

"“There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate more.”- Billy GrahamPhilip Yancey’s words—captured in his many bestselling books—have influenced the lives of millions of readers by strengthening their faith, building their hope, sparking their creativity, and challenging their comfort zones. If you’re one of those readers, you know personally how his insights have affected your mind and heart. And if you’re new to Yancey, you’re in for a life-altering experience.These meditations—all drawn from the beloved and bestselling writings of the author—will take you through an entire year of Yancey’s insight and imagination, covering a broad range of topics: • How to rediscover God through the wonders of nature, music, and romantic love• Why grace means you can’t do anything to make God love you more or less• What happens when you cut through preconceptions to encounter the “real” Jesus• How to renew your understanding and practice of prayer• Where you can see God in unexpected people and places• How to cope when life crashes in around youEvery day, experience the best from a beloved author who, with freshness, clarity, and energy, has so brilliantly articulated God’s wonderful but mysterious relationship with you. "

The Face of Forgiveness Book

The Face of Forgiveness


  • Author : Philip D. Jamieson
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830899531

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The Face of Forgiveness Excerpt :

The atoning work of Christ is at the center of Christian thought, yet many followers of Christ often struggle with offering or receiving forgiveness. Distinguishing between shame and guilt, Philip Jamieson reveals weaknesses in traditional Western atonement models and offers several strategies to help Christians understand the fullness of God's forgiving work.

Vanishing Grace Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Vanishing Grace


  • Author : Philip Yancey
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2014-10-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310339359

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Vanishing Grace Excerpt :

“Why does the church stir up such negative feelings?” Philip Yancey has been asking this all his life as a journalist. His perennial question is more relevant now than ever: in a twenty-year span starting in the mid-nineties, research shows that favorable opinions of Christianity have plummeted drastically—and opinions of Evangelicals have taken even deeper dives. The end of the politics-oriented Evangelicalism that was so dominant in the second half of the 20th century is a strong example that we are living in a post-Christian culture. Yet while the opinions about Christianity are dropping, interest in spirituality is rising. Why the disconnect? Why are so many asking, “What’s so good about the “Good News?” Yancey’s writing has focused on the search for honest faith that makes a difference for a world in pain. In his landmark book What’s So Amazing about Grace he issued a call for Christians to be as grace-filled in their behavior as they are in declaring their beliefs. But people inside and outside the church are still thirsty for grace. What the church lacked in its heyday is now exactly what it needs to recover to thrive. Grace can bring together Christianity and our post-Christian culture, inviting outsiders as well as insiders to take a deep second look at why our faith matters and about what could reignite its appeal to future generations. How can Christians offer grace in a way that is compelling to a jaded society? And how can they make a difference in a world that cries out in need? Yancey aims this book at Christian readers, showing them how Christians have lost respect, influence, and reputation in a newly post-Christian culture. “Why do they hate us so much?” mystified Americans ask about the rest of the world. A similar question applies to evangelicals in America. Yancey explores what may have contributed to hostility toward Evangelicals, especially in their mixing of faith and politics instead of embracing more grace-filled ways

Where the Light Fell Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Where the Light Fell


  • Author : Philip Yancey
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593238509

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Where the Light Fell Excerpt :

"In this searing meditation on the bonds of family and the danger of extremist faith, one of today's most celebrated Christian writers recounts his unexpected journey from a strict fundamentalist upbringing to a life of compassion and grace-a revelatory memoir in the tradition of Educated and Hillbilly Elegy. Raised by an impoverished widow who earned room and board as a Bible teacher in 1950s Atlanta, Philip Yancey and his brother, Marshall, found ways to venture out beyond the confines of their eight-foot-wide trailer. But when Yancey was in college, he uncovered a shocking secret about his father's death-a secret that began to illuminate the motivations that drove his mother to extreme, often hostile religious convictions and a belief that her sons had been ordained for a divine cause. Searching for answers, Yancey dives into his family origins, taking us on an evocative journey from the backwoods of the Bible Belt to the bustling streets of Philadelphia; from trailer parks to church sanctuaries; from family oddballs to fire-and-brimstone preachers and childhood awakenings through nature, music, and literature. In time, the weight of religious and family pressure sent both sons on opposite paths-one toward healing from the impact of what he calls a "toxic faith," the other into a self-destructive spiral. Where the Light Fell is a gripping family narrative set against a turbulent time in post-World War II America, shaped by the collision of Southern fundamentalism with the mounting pressures of the civil rights movement and Sixties-era forces of social change. In piecing together his fragmented personal history and his search for redemption, Yancey gives testament to the enduring power of our hunger for truth and the possibility of faith rooted in grace instead of fear"--

The Scandal of Holiness Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Scandal of Holiness


  • Author : Jessica Hooten Wilson
  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Release Date : 2022-03-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493435340

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The Scandal of Holiness Excerpt :

How do we become better people? Initiatives such as New Year's resolutions, vision boards, thirty-day plans, and self-help books often fail to compel us to live differently. We settle for small goals--frugal spending, less yelling at the kids, more time at the gym--but we are called to something far greater. We are created to be holy. Award-winning author Jessica Hooten Wilson explains that learning to hear the call of holiness requires cultivating a new imagination--one rooted in the act of reading. Learning to read with eyes attuned to the saints who populate great works of literature moves us toward holiness, where God opens up a way of living that extends far beyond what we can conjure for ourselves. Literature has the power to show us what a holy life looks like, and these depictions often scandalize even as they shape our imagination. As such, careful reading becomes a sort of countercultural spiritual discipline. The book includes devotionals, prayers, wisdom from the saints, and more to help individuals and groups cultivate a saintly imagination. Foreword by Lauren F. Winner.

What Good Is God  Book
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings

What Good Is God


  • Author : Philip Yancey
  • Publisher : FaithWords
  • Release Date : 2011-01-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780892968398

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What Good Is God Excerpt :

In this Enhanced eBook edition, Philip Yancey is featured in exclusive videos, offering insight into the stories and people he has encountered along the way. Journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancey has always struggled with the most basic questions of the Christian faith. The question he tackles in WHAT GOOD IS GOD? concerns the practical value of belief in God. His search for the answer to this question took him to some amazing settings around the world: Mumbai, India when the firing started during the terrorist attacks; at the motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated; on the Virginia Tech campus soon after the massacre; an AA convention; and even to a conference for women in prostitution. At each of the 10 places he visited, his preparation for the visit and exactly what he said to the people he met each provided evidence that faith really does work when what we believe is severely tested. WHAT GOOD IS GOD? tells the story of Philips journey--the background, the preparation, the presentations themselves. Here is a story of grace for armchair travelers, spiritual seekers, and those in desperate need of assurance that their faith really matters.

Church  Why Bother  Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Church Why Bother


  • Author : Philip Yancey
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2010-08-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310871774

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Church Why Bother Excerpt :

Insights from Philip Yancey's personal pilgrimage away from and back to the church. Why are there so many more professing Christians than churchgoing Christians? Is it because something is wrong with the church? In his candid, thought-provoking manner, award-winning author Philip Yancey reveals the reasons behind his own journey back from skepticism to wholehearted participation in the church, and weighs the church's human failings against its compelling worth as the body of Christ. Yancey does not whitewash the church's faults, rather he sets them against the overwhelming balance of its strengths: its heart for God, its care for the hurting, its outreach to the lost, and its value as family and community.

A Companion in Crisis Book

A Companion in Crisis


  • Author : Philip Yancey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 1947360884

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A Companion in Crisis Excerpt :

Where Can We Turn? As the world entered a long dark night, Philip Yancey returned to a nearly 400-year-old manuscript for guidance. In it, he found a trustworthy companion for living through a global pandemic - or any other crisis. As Yancey says, "Nothing had prepared me for John Donne's raw account of confrontations with God." Preacher and poet John Donne wrote Devotions in 1623, during a pandemic in his city of London. For a month he lay sick, hearing the church bell toll for others while wondering if his death would be next. From what he believed to be his death bed, the great poet wrote a triumph of literature that has given us such familiar phrases as "No man is an island..." and "Never send to know for whom the bell tolls..." This new version of a classic work is arranged as a 30-day reader based on Donne's meditations, with startling relevance as we face similar questions: What is God trying to tell us? Does God use illness as punishment? How do I find peace and comfort? A Companion in Crisis combines Donne's timeless reflections with present-day commentary, offering universal truths on how to live and die well.

The Book of Ho oponopono Book

The Book of Ho oponopono


  • Author : Luc Bodin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-03-17
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620555118

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The Book of Ho oponopono Excerpt :

A simple practice to heal your past and cleanse negative memories to live a more peaceful and harmonious life • Details how to apply Ho'oponopono to deal with traumatic past events, destructive thought patterns, family dynamics, daily annoyances, or any other disagreeable event in your life, from traffic jams to relationship break-ups • Draws on the new science of epigenetics and quantum physics to explain how Ho'oponopono works • Explains how the trauma of past events can cloud your perceptions and reveals how to break free from the weight of your memories Based on an ancestral Hawaiian shamanic ritual, the healing practice of Ho'oponopono teaches you to cleanse your consciousness of negative memories, unconscious fears, and dysfunctional programming and grant yourself forgiveness, peace, and love. The process is deceptively simple--first you must recognize your own responsibility for creating the events in your life, then you are ready to apply the mantra of Ho'oponopono: I’m sorry, Forgive me, Thank you, I love you. Repeated several times over a dedicated interval, the negativity is replaced with inner peace, love, and harmony--and, as the stories in this book show, sometimes even miracles take place. In this step-by-step guide, the authors explain how to apply Ho'oponopono to traumatic past events, destructive thought patterns, family dynamics, daily annoyances, or any other disagreeable event in your life, from traffic jams to relationship break-ups. Drawing on quantum physics and epigenetics, they explore how Ho'oponopono works--how thoughts and consciousness can affect the expression of your DNA, the materialization of your goals, and the behavior of those around you. They explain how negative thought patterns and memories unconsciously guide your life and draw more negativity to you, perpetuating the cycle of bad events and clouding your recollection of the past. By apologizing to yourself, your memory, and the event in question, you can forgive your