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Coming Back to Faith

Coming Back to Faith

Author: J. LeBron McBride PhD

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664227385

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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Have you been bruised or wounded by your faith or belief system? This book is not about arguing theology but about providing practical insights and meditations to enhance the Christian journey. Your faith may be going through a transition. It is the hope of the author of this work that Coming Back to Faith will be a sensitive and caring beacon of hope along the way.

Key Words of the Christian Faith

Key Words of the Christian Faith

Author: Reinder Bruinsma

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780828023405

Category: Religion

Page: 141

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If you were asked to define the essence of Christianity, what would you say? Which words would you choose to describe the life-changing pursuit of something completely intangible? All too often, ¿Christian¿ words are used superficially, without comprehension of their truest meaning¿surface answers to humanity¿s most important questions. But these words influence your sole connection to eternal life.

Coming Back Stronger

Coming Back Stronger

Author: Drew Brees

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414346885

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 327

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When a potentially career-ending shoulder injury left quarterback Drew Brees without a team—and facing the daunting task of having to learn to throw a football all over again—coaches around the NFL wondered, Will he ever come back? After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, leaving more than 80 percent of the city underwater, many wondered, Will the city ever come back? And with their stadium transformed into a makeshift refugee camp, forcing the Saints to play their entire 2005 season on the road, people questioned, Will the Saints ever come back? It takes a special person to turn adversity into success and despair into hope—yet that is exactly what Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees has done—and with the weight of an entire city on his shoulders. Coming Back Stronger is the ultimate comeback story, not only of one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks, but also of a city and a team that many had all but given up on. Brees’s inspiring message of hope and encouragement proves that with enough faith, determination, and heart, you can overcome any obstacle life throws your way and not only come back, but come back stronger.

Coming Back to Faith

Coming Back to Faith

Author: J. LeBron McBride PhD

Publisher:

ISBN: 1641146761

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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Coming Back to Faith: The Journey from Crisis of Belief toward Healthy Engagement gently leads on the journey of faith or back home to faith; provides a sensitive and compassionate guide for living life as a Christian; aids with facing hardships with fortitude and renewal; helps move from chaos and despair toward passionate vitality; can lead from disillusionment to hope; and can calm the reactive and reenergize the faithful. Do you desire to come back to faith (with some adjustments)? Does your former belief system no longer work? Have you been burned or wounded by your belief system? Have you come out of a toxic religious system or unhealthy church? Have you had a crisis of Christian belief? This book is for all who desire to find a practical meaning in their faith and is especially for those who have left the faith literally, emotionally, or intellectually and are attempting to find a way to return. At some point, many desire to come back to faith but realize that they can no longer find a home in their former belief system. They may never be able to return to the mode of Christianity of prior years; however, they may find that a broader and healthier approach can be an authentic pathway to come back to faith. The book is not about arguing theology or presenting minute developments of systematic beliefs. It paints, instead, broad, practical, and pastoral strokes of Christianity that can enhance life and give purpose. This book provides an avenue to begin the journey back toward the great pastoral themes of Christianity without all the baggage that is often attached to the Christian faith by those who desire to present their own brand of the faith. Often, it is not Christianity per se that sincere people reject but a literalistic and overdeveloped performance and behavior oriented perversion of the faith. Written by J. LeBron McBride, PhD, an experienced ordained minister who is a certified pastoral counselor as well as a licensed family therapist.

Back to the Basics

Back to the Basics

Author: Joseph Paul Henry

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462029518

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Have you been hurt by the church? Do you feel the word of God is being misrepresented? In Back to the Basics: Its Gods Way or the Highway, author Joseph Paul Henry seeks to provide hope to those who have been hurt by the church and show there is a side of the church that still loves your soul. By addressing thirty key topics affecting the church today, Henry suggests solutions to the problems facing contemporary Christianity. Through this discussion, he believes bridges to understanding can be built that will bring all followers of Christ together, fill the needs of all parishioners, and help people become saved to fulfill the legacy that Christ died for, while at the same time helping them to keep the faith in Gods plan. Back to the Basics communicates the importance of returning to the foundations of the churchfoundations that have been lost in the last thirty years. It provides a plan to refresh the church body memory and bring our lives back to the basics of faith.

Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1900-1996

Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1900-1996

Author: Revd John Pritchard

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472409164

Category: History

Page: 366

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The twentieth century saw the spectacular growth of Christianity in much of the global south, the transformation of mission fields into self-governing Churches, schemes of church union (some successful, others abortive), evolving attitudes to other faiths and significant Christian engagement with issues of racial justice and world poverty. This book examines the contribution of the Methodist Missionary Society (and its predecessors before 1932) to these world-changing movements, from the remarkable mass conversions in south-west China and west Africa early in the century to the controversy over grants to liberation movements in the 1970s and 1980s. Pritchard traces the MMS contribution to education, health care, rural development and social welfare and describes the administration of the Societies and the selection and preparation of candidates for missionary service. This is a ground-breaking study of Methodist Overseas Mission in the twentieth century, how it adjusted to changing circumstances - including the forced withdrawals from China and Burma - and developed new initiatives and partnerships, including its World Church in Britain programme which brought missionaries from the younger Churches to serve in Britain and Ireland.

Spirit of Love

Spirit of Love

Author: Sue Langford

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468944105

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Faith Andrews is trying to make a major life decision. Things never had been easy for her. First, she ends up in a relationship built in hell then she ends up falling for her best friend. She never did make the right decision with men. Years before, Faith had walked away hand in hand with a man she thought was her soul mate. This time, life would change completely with the blink of an eye. It isn't until Faith goes wandering around the Grand Ole Opry that she realizes what she needed all along. Faith gets advice over and over from someone who calls herself Patsy. When Faith asks more, she realizes she's talking to the country legend, Patsy Cline. Patsy knows what to do - Never ever let go of a dream. Fight to make your dreams come true. No matter what the situation, Patsy always knows just what to say. Jamie Gilbert had been writing and singing music since his teenage years. When he finally met Faith, he fell hard. He let her go once when she left to be with Evan. There wasn't going to be a second time. He was putting a ring on her finger. Now all he needed to do was convince her. Jason had warned Jamie more than once that if he did Faith wrong, he'd be replaceable. When he saves Faith from a situation that nobody expected, he starts to fall for her. The fact that she's married means nothing. Love triumphs. Now he just has to convince Faith of that.

The Faith Club

The Faith Club

Author: Ranya Idliby

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743290487

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Traces how three American women of different faiths worked together to understand one another while identifying the connections between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, during which they openly discussed the issues that divided them.

When My Season Comes II

When My Season Comes II

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503556867

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

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This is a novel about a young African American brother and his family who experienced many problems in life. This novel is fiction, and it is not factual in any way form or fashion. I had a hard life growing up as an African American male, but this novel does not tell any true story. It is fictional—for entertainment purposes only. I am writing this book so people could have hope. I truly believe sometimes in this life many of us are doomed by bad fate. Because of trials and tribulations, we lose our faith in God. We end up believing a change will never come. I hope this novel will inspire you to never give up on your dreams or anything you want in life. This novel is dedicated to my dear and departed mother, Catherine Miller. She was my hero. I have been inspired by many people, such as the Jackson singing family, John H. Johnson, Tyler Perry, E. Lynn Harris, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X., Les Brown, and Denzel Washington. A special thanks to Lois Britton and Devell Porter, who are dear friends of mine. I hope you will enjoy When My Season Comes.

True Beginner's Mind

True Beginner's Mind

Author: Margaret Syverson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615425597

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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What happens when 21 university students encounter the teachings and practices of Zen for the first time? Most writings on Zen have come from Zen masters, scholars, and experienced practitioners. Here, a cross-section of American students with no prior experience of Zen read contemporary Zen texts, engage in meditation practice, and participate in in-class inquiry, documenting their emerging understandings, challenges, doubts, and questions over the course of a fifteen-week semester in a college course titled Non-argumentative rhetoric in Zen. Despite the common framework of texts, meditation practice, and class discussion, each chapter is a unique and fresh account of this work.