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Sacred Liberty: America's Long, Bloody, and Ongoing Struggle for ...
by Steven Waldman

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English

Pages

406

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<p><em>Sacred Liberty</em> offers a dramatic, sweeping survey of how America built a unique model of religious freedom, perhaps the nation’s “greatest invention.” Steven Waldman, the bestselling author of <em>Founding Faith</em>, shows how early ideas about religious liberty were tested and refined amidst the brutal persecution of Catholics, Baptists, Mormons, Quakers, African slaves, Native Americans, Muslims, Jews and Jehovah’s Witnesses. American leaders drove religious freedom forward--figures like James Madison, George Washington, the World War II presidents (Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower) and even George W. Bush.  But the biggest heroes were the regular Americans – people like Mary Dyer, Marie Barnett and W.D. Mohammed -- who risked their lives or reputations by demanding to practice their faiths freely.  </p><p>Just as the documentary <em>Eyes on the Prize</em> captured the rich drama of the civil rights movement, <em>Sacred Liberty</em> brings to life the remarkable story of how America became one of the few nations in world history that has religious freedom, diversity and high levels of piety at the same time. Finally, <em>Sacred Liberty</em> provides a roadmap for how, in the face of modern threats to religious freedom, this great achievement can be preserved.</p>
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christia...
by Nabeel Qureshi

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

August 21, 2018

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<p>In <em>Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus</em>, now expanded with new bonus content, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way.</p><p>Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in the world’s greatest religions.</p><p>Engaging and thought-provoking, <em>Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus</em> tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man’s heart--and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus.</p><p>The <em>New York Times </em>bestselling <em>Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus </em>has been expanded to include:</p><ul><li>A revised foreword and introduction</li><li>A new afterword by Mark Mittelberg and reflection by Nabeel's wife</li><li>A substantially extended epilogue that shares how Nabeel told his friend David of his decision to follow Christ, how his parents found out, and much more</li><li>Expert contributions from scholars and ministry leaders on each section of the book, contributions previously included only in the ebook edition</li><li>An appendix with a topical table of contents (for teaching from <em>Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus</em>)</li><li>An appendix tackling the objection that Ahmadi Muslims are not true Muslims</li><li>And a sneak peek prologue from Nabeel’s book, <em>No God but One: Allah or Jesus</em>?</li></ul>
That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation
by David Bentley Hart

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b>A stunning reexamination of one of the essential tenets of Christian belief from one of the most provocative and admired writers on religion today</b><br /><br /> The great fourth†‘century church father Basil of Caesarea once observed that, in his time, most Christians believed that hell was not everlasting, and that all would eventually attain salvation. But today, this view is no longer prevalent within Christian communities.<br />  <br /> In this momentous book, David Bentley Hart makes the case that nearly two millennia of dogmatic tradition have misled readers on the crucial matter of universal salvation. On the basis of the earliest Christian writings, theological tradition, scripture, and logic, Hart argues that if God is the good creator of all, he is the savior of all, without fail. And if he is not the savior of all, the Kingdom is only a dream, and creation something considerably worse than a nightmare. But it is not so. There is no such thing as eternal damnation; all will be saved. With great rhetorical power, wit, and emotional range, Hart offers a new perspective on one of Christianity’s most important themes.
The Immoral Majority: Why Evangelicals Chose Political Power Over...
by Ben Howe

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English

Pages

301

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<p><strong>Evangelicals are losing the culture war. What if it’s their fault?</strong></p><p>In 2016, writer and filmmaker Ben Howe found himself disillusioned with the religious movement he’d always called home. In the pursuit of electoral victory, many American evangelicals embraced moral relativism and toxic partisanship. </p><p>Whatever happened to the Moral Majority, who headed to Washington in the ’80s to plant the flag of Christian values? Where were the Christian leaders that emerged from that movement and led the charge against Bill Clinton for his deception and unfaithfulness? Was all that a sham? Or have they just lost sight of why they wanted to win in the first place? From the 1980s scandals till today, evangelicals have often been caricatured as a congregation of judgmental and prudish rubes taken in by thundering pastors consumed with greed and lust for power. Did the critics have a point?</p><p>In <em>The Immoral Majority</em>, Howe—still a believer and still deeply conservative—analyzes and debunks the intellectual dishonesty and manipulative rhetoric which evangelical leaders use to convince Christians to toe the Republican Party line. He walks us through the history of the Christian Right, as well as the events of the last three decades which led to the current state of the conservative movement at large. </p><p>As long as evangelicals prioritize power over persuasion, Howe argues, their pews will be empty and their national influence will dwindle. If evangelicals hope to avoid cultural irrelevance going forward, it will mean valuing the eternal over the ephemeral, humility over ego, and resisting the seduction of political power, no matter the cost. <em>The Immoral Majority</em> demonstrates how the Religious Right is choosing the profits of this world at the cost of its soul—and why it’s not too late to change course.</p>
Genesis and the Big Bang Theory: The Discovery Of Harmony Between...
by Gerald Schroeder

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English

Pages

227

Publication Date

September 21, 2011

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<b>A ground-breaking book that takes on skeptics from both sides of the cosmological debate, arguing that science and the Bible are not at odds concerning the origin of the universe.</b><br /><br />The culmination of a physicist's thirty-five-year journey from MIT to Jerusalem, <i>Genesis and the Big Bang </i>presents a compelling argument that the events of the billions of years that cosmologists say followed the Big Bang and those of the first six days described in Genesis are, in fact, one and the same—identical realities described in vastly different terms. In engaging, accessible language, Dr. Schroeder reconciles the observable facts of science with the very essence of Western religion: the biblical account of Creation.<br /><br />Carefully reviewing and interpreting accepted scientific principles, analogous passages of Scripture, and biblical scholarship, Dr. Schroeder arrives at a conclusion so lucid that one wonders why it has taken this long in coming. The result for the reader—whether believer or skeptic, Jewish or Christian—is a totally fresh understanding of the key events in the life of the universe.
Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel &...
by Meggan Watterson

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<b>The Gospel of Mary Magdalene reveals a very different love story from the one we've come to refer to as Christianity. Harvard-trained theologian Meggan Watterson leads us verse by verse through Mary's gospel to illuminate the powerful teachings it contains.</b><br /><br />A gospel, as ancient and authentic as any of the gospels that the Christian bible contains, was buried deep in the Egyptian desert after an edict was sent out in the 4th century to have all copies of it destroyed. Fortunately, some rebel monks were wise enough to refuse-and thanks to their disobedience and spiritual bravery, we have several manuscripts of the only gospel that was written in the name of a woman: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene.<br /><br />Mary's gospel reveals a radical love that sits at the heart of the Christian story. Her gospel says that we are not sinful; we are not to feel ashamed or unworthy for being human. In fact, our purpose is to be fully human, to be a "true human being"- that is, a person who has remembered that, yes, we are a messy, limited ego, and we are also a limitless soul. <br /><br />And all we need to do is to turn inward (again and again); to meditate, like Mary Magdalene, in the way her gospel directs us, so that we can see past the ego of our own little lives to what's more real, and lasting, and infinite, and already here, within. <br /><br />With searing clarity, Watterson explains how and why Mary Magdalene came to be portrayed as the penitent prostitute and relates a more historically and theologically accurate depiction of who Mary was within the early Christ movement. And she shares how this discovery of Mary's gospel has allowed her to practice, and to experience, a love that never ends, a love that transforms everything.
The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of G...
by Matthew Stewart

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

January 17, 2007

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<p><strong>"Exhilarating…Stewart has achieved a near impossibility, creating a page-turner about jousting metaphysical ideas, casting thinkers as warriors." —Liesl Schillinger, <em>New York Times Book Review</em></strong></p><br /><p>Once upon a time, philosophy was a dangerous business—and for no one more so than for Baruch Spinoza, the seventeenth-century philosopher vilified by theologians and political authorities everywhere as “the atheist Jew.” As his inflammatory manuscripts circulated underground, Spinoza lived a humble existence in The Hague, grinding optical lenses to make ends meet. Meanwhile, in the glittering salons of Paris, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was climbing the ladder of courtly success. In between trips to the opera and groundbreaking work in mathematics, philosophy, and jurisprudence, he took every opportunity to denounce Spinoza, relishing his self-appointed role as “God’s attorney.”</p><br /><p>In this exquisitely written philosophical romance of attraction and repulsion, greed and virtue, religion and heresy, Matthew Stewart gives narrative form to an epic contest of ideas that shook the seventeenth century—and continues today.</p>
Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)
by C. S. Lewis

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

May 28, 2009

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<p>In the classic <em>Mere Christianity</em>, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books <em>The Case for Christianity</em>, <em>Christian Behavior</em>, and <em>Beyond Personality</em>, <em>Mere Christianity</em> provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.</p>
Leading Leaders: Developing the Character and Competency to Lead ...
by Mac Lake

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English

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Publication Date

September 16, 2019

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In this insightful training guide, Mac Lake brings over thirty years’ experience of coaching church and organizational leaders. Biblically grounded and with practical examples, as well as questions to spark thought, discussion, and application, Leading Leaders will help leaders to personally grow in their relationship with Christ and enable them to develop the skills required to lead others well. Designed not just to impart information but to bring transformation, this book covers six key areas essential for effective leadership. An ideal resource for churches that want to help their own leaders to develop the character and competency required to lead other leaders.
Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within
by Taylor Marshall

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English

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May 23, 2019

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It took nearly two millennia for the enemies of the Catholic Church to realize they could not successfully attack the Church from the outside. Indeed, countless nemeses from Nero to Napoleon succeeded only in creating sympathy and martyrs for our Catholic Faith. <br /><br />That all changed in the mid-19th century, when clandestine societies populated by Modernists and Marxists hatched a plan to subvert the Catholic Church from within. Their goal: to change Her doctrine, Her liturgy, and Her mission.<br /><br />In this captivating and carefully documented book, Dr. Taylor Marshall pulls back the curtain on their nefarious plan, showing how these enemies of Christ strategically infiltrated the seminaries, then the priesthood, then the episcopacy, and eventually the cardinal-electors – all with the eventual goal of electing one of their own as pope.<br /><br />You’ll come to see that the seemingly endless scandals plaguing the Church are not the result, as so many think, of cultural changes, or of Vatican II, but rather the natural consequences of an orchestrated demonic plot to destroy the Church.<br /><br />In these gripping pages, you’ll discover:<br /><br />• How popes of the 1800s discovered a plot to infiltrate the Church<br />• How theologians suspected of being Modernists became Vatican powerbrokers.<br />• How modifications in Catholic canon law enabled predator priests like Theodore McCarrick to stay in positions of power.<br />• How Our Lady of La Salette gave a prophetic warning of the plot to infiltrate the Church.<br />• How the chief architect of liturgical reforms was discovered to be a Freemason.<br />• Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s role in exposing the Communist infiltration of the priesthood.<br />• How the confusing history of the Third Secret of Fatima relates to the infiltration of the Catholic Church.<br />• That Pope Paul VI explained that Vatican II was not infallible.<br />• How Pope Paul VI revoked the voting rights of cardinals over 80, thus guaranteeing that all voting cardinals were appointed by him.<br />• How the criteria for sainthood shifted from a person’s historical acts to his personal beliefs.<br />• The complex roots of the St. Gallen Mafia and how they plotted to modify Catholic doctrine and elect Pope Francis.<br />

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