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  • booksreddit.com:The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God

    The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God

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    Carl Sagan’s prophetic vision of the tragic resurgence of fundamentalism and the hope-filled potential of the next great development in human spirituality The late great astronomer and astrophysicist describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. Exhibiting a breadth of intellect nothing short of astounding, Sagan presents his views on a wide range of topics, including the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets, creationism and so…


  • booksreddit.com:Wild at Heart Revised and   Updated: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul

    Wild at Heart Revised and Updated: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul

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    Every man was once a boy.  And every little has dreams, big dreams,  dreams of being the hero, of beating the bad guys, of doing daring feats and rescuing the damsel in distress. Every little girl has dreams, too: of being rescued by her prince and swept up into a great adventure, knowing that she is the beauty. But what happens to those dreams when we grow up? Walk into most churches, have a look around, and ask yourself: What is a Christian man?  Without listening to what is said, look at w…


  • booksreddit.com:A History of God: The 4

    A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

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    “An admirable and impressive work of synthesis that will give insight and satisfaction to thousands of lay readers.”THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLDIn this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain’s foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism…


  • booksreddit.com:Five Views on Apologetics

    Five Views on Apologetics

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    The goal of apologetics is to persuasively answer honest objections that keep people from faith in Jesus Christ. But of several apologetic approaches, which is most effective? Five Views on Apologetics examines the “how-to” of apologetics, putting five prominent views under the microscope: Classical, Evidential, Presuppositional, Reformed Epistemology, and Cumulative Case. Offering a forum for presentation, critique, and defense, this book allows the contributors for the different viewpoints…


  • booksreddit.com:Christ the Conqueror of Hell: The Descent into Hades from an Orthodox Perspective

    Christ the Conqueror of Hell: The Descent into Hades from an Orthodox Perspective

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    This in-depth study on the realm of death presents a message of hope held by the first generation of Christians and the early church. Using Scripture, patristic tradition, early Christian poetry, and liturgical texts, Archbishop Hilarion explores the mysterious and enigmatic event of Christ s descent into Hades and its consequences for the human race. Insisting that Christ entered Sheol as Conqueror and not as victim, the author depicts the Lord s descent as an event of cosmic significance op…


  • booksreddit.com:Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

    Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

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    An intriguing visual history of the veneration in European churches and monasteries of bejeweled and decorated skeletons Death has never looked so beautiful. The fully articulated skeleton of a female saint, dressed in an intricate costume of silk brocade and gold lace, withered fingers glittering with colorful rubies, emeralds, and pearls―this is only one of the specially photographed relics featured in Heavenly Bodies.In 1578 news came of the discovery in Rome of a labyrinth of underground …


  • booksreddit.com:An Empire of Memory: The Legend of Charlemagne

    An Empire of Memory: The Legend of Charlemagne, the Franks, and Jerusalem before the First Crusade

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    Beginning shortly after Charlemagne’s death in 814, the inhabitants of his historical empire looked back upon his reign and saw in it an exemplar of Christian universality – Christendom. They mapped contemporary Christendom onto the past and so, during the ninth, tenth, and eleventh centuries, the borders of his empire grew with each retelling, almost always including the Christian East. Although the pull of Jerusalem on the West seems to have been strong during the eleventh century, it had a…


  • booksreddit.com:Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium

    Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium

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    In this highly accessible discussion, Bart Ehrman examines the most recent textual and archaeological sources for the life of Jesus, along with the history of first-century Palestine, drawing a fascinating portrait of the man and his teachings.Ehrman shows us what historians have long known about the Gospels and the man who stands behind them. Through a careful evaluation of the New Testament (and other surviving sources, including the more recently discovered Gospels of Thomas and Peter), Eh…


  • booksreddit.com:The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

    The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

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    From the bestselling author of The Know-It-All comes a fascinating and timely exploration of religion and the Bible. A.J. Jacobs chronicles his hilarious and thoughtful year spent obeying―as literally as possible―the tenets of the Bible.Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to dive in headfirst and attempt to obey the Bible as literally as possible for one full year. He vows to follow the Ten Commandments. To …


  • booksreddit.com:Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution (P.S.)

    Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution (P.S.)

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    From a leading authority on the evolution debates comes this critically acclaimed investigation into one of the most controversial topics of our times


  • booksreddit.com:Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

    Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

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    A young boy emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven. Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear. Colton said he met his miscarried …


  • booksreddit.com:Encouraging Heterosexuality

    Encouraging Heterosexuality

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    Drs. Abbott and Byrd are Christian scholars who make a case for encouraging heterosexuality and provide parents with ideas to help children develop a traditional sexual preference. With many voices speaking on this issue, this book offers a unique approach which unapologetically demonstrates how faith tradition and science are complementary in the search for truth about what is best for children. Their message is simple and clear: Parents can prefer and encourage heterosexuality in their chil…


  • booksreddit.com:Surviving Columbine: How Faith Helps Us Find Peace When Tragedy Strikes

    Surviving Columbine: How Faith Helps Us Find Peace When Tragedy Strikes

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    The gunshots started to get louder, and I realized they were coming to our section of the library. The shots stopped as they came to our table and set their weapons on the top. My heart was pounding. Our legs were sticking out the back of the table because it was impossible to conceal our whole bodies with three of us curled under it. I began to pray, and at the very moment I began my prayer, I felt an instant rush of peace. His Holy Spirit told me, “You are not going to die, but you have to …


  • booksreddit.com:Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

    Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

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    The well-known and very popular Catholic couple, Scott and Kimberly Hahn, have been constantly travelling and speaking all over North America for the last few years about their conversion to the Catholic Church. Now these two outstanding Catholic apologists tell in their own words about the incredible spiritual journey that led them to embrace Catholicism. Scott Hahn was a Presbyterian minister, the top student in his seminary class, a brilliant Scripture scholar, and militantly anti-Catholic…


  • booksreddit.com:Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition

    Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition

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    Who would have guessed that something as austere as Calvinism would become a hot topic in today’s postmodern culture? At the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth, new generations have discovered and embraced a “New Calvinism,” finding in the Reformed tradition a rich theological vision. In fact, Time cited New Calvinism as one of “10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now.” This book provides pastoral and theological counsel, inviting converts to this tradition to find in Calvin a vision that…


  • booksreddit.com:God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

    God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

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    The landmark book exploring what the Bible actually says—and doesn’t say—about same-sex relationships.   As a young Christian man, Matthew Vines harbored the same basic hopes of most young people: to some-day share his life with someone, to build a family of his own, to give and receive love. But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question. The Bible, he’d been taught, condemned gay relationships.   Feeling the tension between his understanding of the Bible and the rea…


  • booksreddit.com:Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

    Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

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    Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn’t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a …


  • booksreddit.com:The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity

    The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity

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    The readable, deeply authoritative and bestselling book on the Orthodox Church, in a fully updated and revised Third Edition.’Orthodoxy claims to be universal . . .’      Since its first publication fifty years ago, Timothy Ware’s book has become established throughout the English-speaking world as the standard introduction to the Orthodox Church. Orthodoxy continues to be a subject of enormous interest among western Christians, and the author believes that an understanding of its standpoint …


  • booksreddit.com:The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

    The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

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    In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins. Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and creation-evolution debates, Walton’s thoughtful analysis unpacks…


  • booksreddit.com:How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee

    How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee

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    New York Times bestselling author and Bible expert Bart Ehrman reveals how Jesus’s divinity became dogma in the first few centuries of the early church.The claim at the heart of the Christian faith is that Jesus of Nazareth was, and is, God. But this is not what the original disciples believed during Jesus’s lifetime—and it is not what Jesus claimed about himself. How Jesus Became God tells the story of an idea that shaped Christianity, and of the evolution of a belief that looked very differ…