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Why Faith Matters

Why Faith Matters
  • Author : David J. Wolpe
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  • Release Date :2009-10-06
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 0061982474
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Summary : Why Faith Matters is an articulate defense of religion in America. It makes the case for faith and shows its relationship to history and science. Refuting the cold reason of atheists and the hatred of fanatics with a vision of religion informed by faith, love, and understanding, Rabbi David J. Wolpe follows in a literary tradition that stretches from Cardinal Newman to C. S. Lewis to Thomas Merton—individuals of faith who brought religion and culture together in their own works. Wolpe takes readers through the origins and nature of faith, the role of the Bible in modern life, and the compatibility of God and science, concluding with a powerful argument for the place of God, faith, and religion in today's world.

GirlTalk / GodTalk

GirlTalk / GodTalk
  • Author : Joyce Ann Mercer
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  • Release Date :2008-04-01
  • Total pages :158
  • ISBN : 078797594X
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Summary : GirlTalk/GodTalk offers a refreshing exploration of the faith lives of adolescent girls and shows how they think about, experience, and express spiritual and religious meanings in their lives. The book also explores the important role mothers, fathers and other parenting adults play in shaping that faith. As Joyce Ann Mercer explains, religion and faith can hold things together for girls as they move between the childhood self, the person they are in the present, and the adult self that is beginning to develop.

More God, Less Crime

More God, Less Crime
  • Author : Byron Johnson
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  • Release Date :2012-05-01
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 9781599473949
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Summary : In More God, Less Crime renowned criminologist Byron R. Johnson proves that religion can be a powerful antidote to crime. The book describes how faith communities, congregations, and faith-based organizations are essential in forming partnerships necessary to provide the human and spiritual capital to effectively address crime, offender rehabilitation, and the substantial aftercare problems facing former prisoners. There is scattered research literature on religion and crime but until now, there has never been one publication that systematically and rigorously analyzes what we know from this largely overlooked body of research in a lay-friendly format. The data shows that when compared to current strategies, faith-based approaches to crime prevention bring added value in targeting those factors known to cause crime: poverty, lack of education, and unemployment. In an age of limited fiscal resources, Americans can’t afford a criminal justice system that turns its nose up at volunteer efforts that could not only work better than the abysmal status quo, but also save billions of dollars at the same time. This book provides readers with practical insights and recommendations for a faith-based response that could do just that.

Faith Matters for Young Adults

Faith Matters for Young Adults
  • Author : Abingdon Press
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  • Release Date :2006-04
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9780687493708
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Summary : Each volume includes thirteen small-group sessions for use with young adults.

Speaking of Faith

Speaking of Faith
  • Author : Krista Tippett
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  • Release Date :2008-01-29
  • Total pages :252
  • ISBN : 9780143113188
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Summary : The author explores the role of faith in contemporary society, drawing on her life experiences and her in-depth conversations with such figures as Elie Wiesel, Karen Armstrong, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

Religion Matters

Religion Matters
  • Author : Michael O. Emerson,William A. Mirola,Susanne C Monahan
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  • Release Date :2016-01-08
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 1317344502
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Summary : Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion in Our World is organized around the biggest questions that arrise in the field of sociology of religion.This is a new text for the sociology of religion course. Instead of surveying this field systematically, the text focuses on the major questions that generate the most discussion and debate in the sociology of religion field.

Religion Matters

Religion Matters
  • Author : Paul Babie
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  • Release Date :
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9811524890
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What Good Is God?

What Good Is God?
  • Author : Philip Yancey
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  • Release Date :2011-01-26
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0892968397
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Summary : 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.

Faith Matters

Faith Matters
  • Author : Kerry Walters
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  • Release Date :2019-06-17
  • Total pages :226
  • ISBN : 1532670370
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Summary : In a day in which Christians too often reduce faith to mere sentimentality and atheists decry it as superstitious nonsense, Fr. Kerry Walters offers a series of reflections intended to show that, indeed, faith matters. Drawn from his popular weekly newspaper column “Faith Matters,” these short meditations explore Christian faith from the perspectives of doctrine, spirituality, ethics, politics, art and science, the saints, and the holy seasons that mark the Christian year and set the rhythm of Christian living.

God Moments

God Moments
  • Author : Jeremy Langford
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  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :207
  • ISBN : 9781570753909
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Summary : The author encourages his peers to reconsider faith, telling stories from his own life, and challenging readers to discover how meaningful and satisfying religion can be. The book focuses on Catholic spirituality, but also celebrates thinkers from other traditions.

Why the Science and Religion Dialogue Matters

Why the Science and Religion Dialogue Matters
  • Author : Fraser Watts,Kevin Dutton
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  • Release Date :2006-10-01
  • Total pages :158
  • ISBN : 1599471035
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Summary : Each world faith tradition has its own distinctive relationship with science, and the science-religion dialogue benefits from a greater awareness of what this relationship is. In this book, members of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) offer international and multi-faith perspectives on how new discoveries in science are met with insights regarding spiritual realities.The essays reflect the conviction that “religion and science each proceed best when they’re pursued in dialogue with each other, and also that our fragmented and divided world would benefit more from a stronger dialogue between science and religion.” In Part One, George F. R. Ellis, John C. Polkinghorne, and Holmes Rolston III, each a Templeton Prize winner, discuss their views on why the science and religion dialogue matters. They are joined in Part Two by distinguished theologians Fraser Watts and Philip Clayton, who place the dialogue in an international context; John Polkinghorne’s inaugural address to the ISSR in 2002 is also included. In Part Three, five members of the ISSR look at the distinctive relationships of their faiths to science: •Carl Feit on Judaism •Munawar Anees on Islam •B.V. Subbarayappa on Hinduism •Trinh Xuan Thuan on Buddhism •Heup Young Kim on Asian Christianity George Ellis, the recently elected second president of ISSR, summarizes the contributions of his colleagues. Ronald Cole-Turner then concludes the book with a discussion of the future of the science and religion dialogue.

The Unsuccessful Champion

The Unsuccessful Champion
  • Author : Demario Davis
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  • Release Date :2019-10-04
  • Total pages :174
  • ISBN : 1973676028
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Summary : Having grown up in an impoverished environment, Demario Davis found himself leading a life filled with drugs, alcohol, violence, and eventually, jail. With the odds against him at every turn, he continued to pursue his dream of making a name for himself in the NFL. But when given a divine warning that he was dangerously close to hitting his final strike, he began searching for something greater. Journey with him as he shares his story of finding what it means to become a true champion in the midst of what the world may deem defeat. “If you’ve ever had the chance to meet Demario, you will truly understand the common phrase ‘force of nature.’ This title is normally reserved for athletes who are so powerful and agile that it’s overwhelming; you can’t stop it. Demario is like that on the field, but his joy, character, and passion for life might be his most powerful attributes. This book reminds us all that there’s something greater we live for. This might not always show up on a scoreboard or in a bank account, but our wins and losses do not have to define us. God’s call on our lives is the most important. Demario’s life is evidence of this exact thing. This book will be a blessing to anybody who is trying to make a difference in this world. I highly recommend it.” Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong East Coast “Demario’s story is one that will inspire, encourage, and challenge anyone who reads it. This book is a powerful story from an incredible man, whose faith in God will impact generations to come.” Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints quarterback “It speaks volumes when people who have money, power, and influence take time out of their busy lives to focus on the things that matter most. I’m looking forward to seeing what Demario creates off the field through his new book and the insights he’s found through his journey.” Andy Mineo, rapper

Why Be Jewish?

Why Be Jewish?
  • Author : David J. Wolpe
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  • Release Date :1995-09-15
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 1466828579
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Summary : "All beginnings require that you unlock new doors."--Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav In this short and inspiring text, Rabbi David J. Wolpe addresses all who seek to enlarge the spiritual side of their lives. For those considering a return to the faith of their forebears, for those drawn to conversion, Why Be Jewish? is a learned, graceful, and welcoming introduction beckoning readers into the heart of this venerable and enduring religion.

Faith Matters

Faith Matters
  • Author : Kerry Walters
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2019-06-17
  • Total pages :226
  • ISBN : 1532670397
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Summary : In a day in which Christians too often reduce faith to mere sentimentality and atheists decry it as superstitious nonsense, Fr. Kerry Walters offers a series of reflections intended to show that, indeed, faith matters. Drawn from his popular weekly newspaper column "Faith Matters," these short meditations explore Christian faith from the perspectives of doctrine, spirituality, ethics, politics, art and science, the saints, and the holy seasons that mark the Christian year and set the rhythm of Christian living.

When Faith Matters Most

When Faith Matters Most
  • Author : Marc Cargill
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  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :268
  • ISBN : 1612156800
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Summary : Job loss. Financial difficulties. Diagnosis of a disease or a fractured relationship. These are challenging circumstances for anyone. So how do you handle them in a way that opens the door of possibility? How can you deal with the surge of hopelessness that claws at your heart and mind? In When Faith Matters Most, Marc Cargill explores the power of faith as we stare down these giant circumstances and difficulties. With transparency and personal stories of his own challenges combined with powerful truth, Marc lays out the principles for handling some of life's most hard and demanding situations. In his often humorous and very relevant style, important questions of faith are addressed. - How do I handle failure in a positive way? - What are important keys to dealing with financial lack? - How do you respond when God says, "No?" - How can I deal with a negative or hopeless situation? - How do I stand in faith when diagnosed with a sickness or disease? - When it seems I have exhausted every option-what do I do now? Do not give up. Do not surrender to the situation. Instead rise up with the conviction that it will work together for good. You may be in the toughest season of your life. Resist the temptation to give in. Instead fight against despair with faith. This is When Faith Matters Most. Marc Cargill is the Lead Pastor of Hope Church in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of training materials and equipping resources. Marc is an accomplished songwriter, respected leader, church planter, and pastor. He is known for his humor and prophetic, relevant speaking style. He and his wife Cheryl have five children and live in Gilbert, Arizona.