Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in by Douglas V. Porpora

By Douglas V. Porpora

Do you think in God? 9 out of ten americans unhesitatingly solution convinced. yet for Douglas Porpora, the genuine questions start the place pollsters go away off. What, he asks, does spiritual trust truly suggest in our lives? Does it form our identities and our activities? Or, regardless of our professions of religion, are we morally adrift? Landscapes of the Soul paints a stressful photo of yank religious lifestyles. In his look for solutions to his questions, Porpora interviewed clerks and managers, Jews, evangelical Christians, Buddhists, Taoists, or even fans of Bhagwan Sri Rajneesh. He requested them approximately God, and approximately what they observed as their very own position within the universe. What he came upon used to be a common lack of ability to articulate any grand which means of existence. We lack heroes to encourage us. We lack a feeling of calling, of transcendent function in our life. many folks appear incapable of being concerned deeply in regards to the pain of others. Our society is permeated with ethical indifference. sure, we're a believing humans, yet God is usually a far-off abstraction and barely an emotional presence in our lives. purely such an emotional connection, Porpora argues, should be the foundation of a real ethical imaginative and prescient. Our emotional estrangement from God and the sacred retains us from being concerned approximately social justice, retains us from eager to swap the realm, retains us enclosed in our personal inner most worlds. Landscapes of the Soul is a passionate name to expand our religious and ethical horizons, to elevate our eyes to the better fact that unites us all.

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Already Gone: Why your kids will quit church and what you by Ken Ham

By Ken Ham

Facts demonstrate an enormous disconnect occurring among our kids and their church experience

Nationwide polls and denominational stories are exhibiting that the following iteration is asking it quits at the conventional church. And it’s not only occurring at the nominal fringe; it’s occurring on the center of the faith.

In the 1st medical learn of its type, the “Beemer record” unearths startling evidence chanced on via 20,000 telephone calls and unique surveys of 1000 20–29 12 months olds who used to wait evangelical church buildings usually, yet have due to the fact left it behind.

The effects are shocking:

*Those who faithfully attend Sunday college usually tend to go away the church than those that do not.
*Those who frequently attend Sunday college usually tend to think that the Bible is much less true.
*Those who on a regular basis attend Sunday institution are literally prone to shield that abortion and homosexual marriage may be legal.
*Those who usually attend Sunday college are literally likely to guard premarital sex.

In this strong publication, well known writer Ken Ham and shopper habit research/analyst C. Britt Beemer mix to bare tendencies that needs to be handled now . . . sooner than we lose one other generation!

The traits are scary, yet Already long gone indicates easy methods to win again our households, our church buildings, and our international!

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Longing for Paris: One Woman's Search for Joy, Beauty and by Sarah Mae

By Sarah Mae

For a person who has ever daydreamed of one other lifestyles . . .

Most days, you wouldn’t exchange what you have got for the realm. you like your husband and your children, and also you are thankful to God to your existence. yet there are days in the event you suppose as if lifestyles is rolling over you in waves and also you are only dealing with the motions. you end up aching for whatever extra, whatever that's calling to depths of who you're, probably for anything you can’t even name.

For Sarah Mae, it used to be Paris, a spot that's identified for breathtaking good looks, inspiring paintings, and beautiful foodstuff. yet as she searched her center, she came across there has been extra to her longings than she anticipated.

Join Sarah Mae in Longing for Paris, a soul-searching, light-filled trip for the lady who is familiar with she can’t uproot her existence to find herself and her longings, yet who desperately desires to discover them so she will get unstuck and select a existence that's jam-packed with good looks, experience, and deep pleasure . . . correct the place she is.

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Living Together and Christian Ethics by Adrian Thatcher

By Adrian Thatcher

This e-book is the 1st confident, in-depth learn of cohabitation outdoors marriage from a mainstream Christian theological viewpoint. The publication retrieves the traditions of betrothal from the bible and church heritage, and exhibits how those can remodel Christian attitudes to residing jointly earlier than marriage. It takes factor with theologians who marginalize marriage, and means that the popularity of marital values can act as a worthwhile bridge among Christian instructing and those who aren't officially married.

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God's Outrageous Claims: Discover What They Mean for You by Lee Strobel

By Lee Strobel

Lee Strobel provides 13 exceptional claims through God that may switch the whole trajectory of your existence and revolutionize your angle, your personality, and your relationships. Take the Bible heavily and you may realize that God makes a few lovely striking claims approximately you---and approximately what he desires to do on your existence. God's Outrageous Claims examines very important assertions which can remodel your lifestyles into an event of religion, development, and lasting success.

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We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook: A Mom and Daughter Dish about the by Becky Johnson

By Becky Johnson

Becky Johnson and her daughter Rachel Randolph come from an extended line of laughter. the feminine facet of her genealogy is dotted with humorous storytellers, prolific authors, hospitable domestic chefs, and champion chatters.

In We Love, We snigger, We Cook, Becky—a butter and bacon loving mama—and Rachel—a vegan bean consuming daughter—share tales in their loopy, marvelous, and infrequently hard lives as Rachel turns into a mom herself.

Becky is messy; Rachel craves order. Becky forgets what month it truly is; Rachel is an organizational genius. (At least ahead of child arrives.) Sprinkled all through are the lip-smacking, nourishing recipes they like to make and share.

From nutrients for a relations reunion of thirty, to lunch for a celebration of 1 in a excessive chair, to a sizzling meal for a in poor health good friend, the authors display grace, attractiveness, and like to others in the course of the bonding presents of humor, attentive listening, and cooking … even if  diners want pork or tofu of their stew.

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Heaven: Where It Is, Its Inhabitants, and How to Get There by D.L. Moody

By D.L. Moody

A simple theology of heaven.

From the Preface:

"This little booklet, upon a topic that's very expensive to me, has been rigorously revised, and is shipped forth within the desire that it may well supply convenience and edification to many; that the susceptible should be bolstered, the sorrowing consoled, and the despondent inspired to seem with elevated religion to that fairest of reasonable towns within the “Better Land,” that is the house of the Redeemer and the redeemed.

Many books were released during this state in my identify, yet none of them with authority, and the one reason inspiring this small quantity is that souls might be helped. - D. L. MOODY"

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