Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction by Richard J. Mouw

By Richard J. Mouw

Richard Mouw was once first interested in Abraham Kuypers writings approximately public existence within the turbulent Nineteen Sixties. As he struggled to discover the correct Christian stance towards immense social matters reminiscent of the civil rights circulate and the Vietnam struggle, Mouw chanced on Kuypers Lectures on Calvinism and, with it, a powerful imaginative and prescient of energetic Christian involvement in public lifestyles that has guided him ever since.

In this brief and private creation Mouw units forth Kuypers major principles on Christian cultural discipleship, together with his perspectives on sphere sovereignty, the antithesis, universal grace, and extra. Mouw seems to be at how you can replace and, in a few locations, even right Kuypers notion as he applies it to such twenty-first-century concerns as non secular and cultural pluralism, know-how, and the problem of Islam.

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Twist of Faith by Ridley Barron

By Ridley Barron

"Twist of religion" tells the tale of private tragedy and the victories which may come from these occasions. whilst Ridley's excellent little global is shaken to the middle by way of a collection of large tragedies, he's confronted with judgements that would seriously change his destiny. these judgements freed Ridley to heal and positioned a twist on his own religion that he had by no means identified. the result is an immense trip from grief to sturdy, from a nightmare to a therapeutic that few may have envisioned. The tragic occasions that touched his relations are advised in a manner that merely somebody who has lived via it could actually. This ebook is an encouragement and thought to those that have tasted tricky instances of any variety. you may be stunned how anything that begun so terrible may perhaps finish so well.

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Hope in Present Danger by Sperantza Adriana Pasos

By Sperantza Adriana Pasos

whilst information arrives that her uncle has simply defected Communist Romania through swimming around the Danube River throughout the dead night moving of the guards, Sperantza's lifestyles noticeably adjustments. abruptly, she and her kinfolk turn into the objective of the Securitate (Romanian KGB).

Overnight, life's conditions catapult her right into a poker-faced younger woman who-- at in simple terms 14--must run for her lifestyles, circumvent the govt officers and go away at the back of the comforts of domestic, her four-year-old sister and adoring father, now not realizing if she's going to ever see them again.

Her heart-stopping enterprise will encourage your individual trip, enhance your worldview and standpoint on existence, and without doubt, advance your convictions.

"This publication is just like the Bourne sequence minus the explosions."
- Samuel Alicea, visible results Artist

"A convinced page-turner that can't be positioned down."
-Lorraine Lester, Esq

"A motion picture within the Making"
Ronald Karpiuk, President & CEO, Land-Ron, Inc.

"You should be encouraged as you learn this notable tale of wish and braveness. Spreantza Adriana's lifestyles testifies of a God who nonetheless works miracles. Her tale, within the face of overwhelming odds and insurmountable stumbling blocks, will contact your center, raise your spirits, and raise your religion. I hugely suggest it!"
- Mark Finley, foreign Speaker, wish Channel Television
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Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling by Richard Lyman Bushman

By Richard Lyman Bushman

founding father of the most important indigenous Christian church in American background, Joseph Smith released the 584-page publication of Mormon whilst he used to be twenty-three and went directly to manage a church, chanced on towns, and allure hundreds of thousands of fans earlier than his violent loss of life at age thirty-eight. Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a practising Mormon, strikes past the preferred stereotype of Smith as a colourful fraud to discover his character, his relationships with others, and the way he acquired revelations. An arresting narrative of the start of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith: tough Stone Rolling additionally brilliantly evaluates the prophet’s daring contributions to Christian theology and his cultural position within the smooth world.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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The Presbyterian Philosopher: The Authorized Biography of by Doug J. Douma,Lois Zeller,Betsy Clark George

By Doug J. Douma,Lois Zeller,Betsy Clark George

this is often the tale of Gordon Clark (1902-85), revered thinker and prolific author, who held that Christianity, as a logically coherent process, is enhanced to all different philosophies. Clark fought no wars and conquered no kingdoms. but he was once a number one determine in lots of theological wars fought for the dominion of God. those battles for the minds and souls of guys have been every piece as the most important as actual wars among nations.

In an age of accelerating secularization, he submit an highbrow safety of the Christian religion. This religion, he believed, used to be a process. All of its components hyperlink jointly, a luxurious of no different philosophy. His stance exhibits a Christianity that's in truth highbrow, no longer hoping on appeals to emotion or experience.

In propounding this view, he encountered widespread competition, no longer from the secular global, yet from inside his personal denomination. This biography is helping clarify why his idea was once so profound, why resistance fastened opposed to him, and the way his struggles impacted American Presbyterianism. also, this booklet demands a reappraisal of Clark's perspectives, that have been maligned by means of controversy. realizing and employing his perspectives may well considerably improve Christians scuffling with irrational and non-systematic rules primary in present day churches.

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Her Heart Can See: The Life and Hymns of Fanny J. Crosby: by Edith L. Blumhofer

By Edith L. Blumhofer

Her center Can See deals an intimate, educated examine Fanny J. Crosby (1820–1915), the main prolific of all American hymn writers. Having misplaced her sight in infancy via a doctor's negligence, Fanny went directly to compose greater than 9,000 hymns, in addition to numerous different songs, cantatas, and lyrical productions. Crosby's hymns, together with such all-time favorites as "Blessed Assurance," "Pass Me no longer, O mild Savior," "Jesus, preserve Me close to the Cross," "Rescue the Perishing," "Safe in the fingers of Jesus," and "I Am Thine, O Lord," remain sung round the world.

Celebrated in her personal day for her gospel hymns, Crosby was once additionally very publicly concerned with big apple City's rescue missions and with different benevolent efforts. She rubbed shoulders with the likes of Henry Clay, Grover Cleveland, Winfield Scott, Dwight L. Moody, Ira Sankey, Jenny Lind, P. T. Barnum, and plenty of different recognized figures who humans those pages. greater than dozen black-and-white images depict the folks and settings between which Crosby moved.

Drawing on basic resources -- together with hundreds of thousands of unpublished Crosby manuscripts -- Edith Blumhofer kinds truth from fiction within the lifetime of this impressive girl. Blumhofer responsibly limns Crosby's existence as a proficient nineteenth-century northeastern Protestant girl, within the method displaying why "this diminutive lady" was once -- and is -- so beloved.

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Harvey Cox Reader by Harvey Cox,Robert Ellsberg

By Harvey Cox,Robert Ellsberg

Harvey Cox first attracted realization with the book in 1965 of The Secular urban, an extraordinary theological bestseller, and one of many precise spiritual classics of the Nineteen Sixties. when you consider that then, via his many books, Cox has been well-known as a prepared theological observer of the non secular and cultural scene and a public highbrow talented at mediating educational and renowned audiences. In a lot of Cox’s paintings, he assumes the function of pilgrim or explorer, reporting again on his personal trips into the worlds of japanese faith, liberation theology, Pentecostalism, Jewish-Christian kin, and the altering form of world Catholicism.

Throughout his profession of over fifty years, he has proven a knack for picking out key tendencies in addition to new diversifications on abiding topics, specifically the message of Jesus and the which means of religion in an ever-evolving tradition. From his reflections on his Baptist roots to an inspiring essay, “Why i'm nonetheless a Christian,” this quantity opens a desirable window at the spiritual questions of our time.

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Courage, Endurance, Sacrifice: The Lives and Faith of Three by Charlotte Harris Rees

By Charlotte Harris Rees

Missionary Biography with many old photographs
Starting in 1875 and masking a span of virtually a hundred years, 3 missionary households exhibited bravery, persistence, and sacrifice whilst their very lives have been in danger. William David Powell and his spouse, Mary Florence Mayberry Powell, have been missionaries to “Wild West” Texas then Mexico. within the interval 1910-1947 (including in the course of jap profession) their daughter Florence and her husband, Hendon M. Harris, have been missionaries to Kaifeng, China. Their son Hendon M. Harris Jr. and his spouse Marjorie Weaver Harris served as missionaries to Taiwan and Hong Kong. Referencing fifty five books and 39 articles, this biography supplies quite a few firsthand money owed from all 3 households.
Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee, Retired leader of the Asian department, Library of Congress says that this article is “Rich in historic evidence, this biographical paintings of 3 generations of missionary paintings in a single family…vividly depicts the braveness, persistence, and sacrifice of these pioneering missionary staff in religion. during this well-researched ebook the writer deals an outstanding photo of the real nature of missionary work...For readers attracted to the trendy heritage of China through the such a lot turbulent interval of its heritage this publication offers necessary insights.”

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William Seymour- A Biography: The story of an African by Craig Borlase

By Craig Borlase

Blind in a single eye but in ownership of outstanding imaginative and prescient, William Seymour used to be a guy few believers are conscious of. The son of ex-slaves yet a passionate believer of racial integration, Seymour led the Azusa road Revival in la in 1906, credited for launching the twentieth-century American Pentecostal move and several other denominations.

In this clean and sincere biography, Craig Borlase captures the exciting tale of Seymour, well-known via Yale collage as “the so much influential black chief in American spiritual history.” Taking within the top in addition to the worst of lifestyles a century in the past, Seymour lived his existence with consistency, sacrifice, and commitment.

William Seymour: A Biography is a story of religion via adversity, of existence for the black group within the century among Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., and of the remodeling energy of God’s Spirit. It charts one man’s commitment to pursue a more in-depth courting with God and a stronger revelation of Christ.

Combining nice revivals of the prior, emergent civil rights, and the struggles within the aftermath of the Civil conflict, Seymour’s lifestyles tale will motivate Christians to think the church has a future.

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