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The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert Book
Author : Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9781884527821
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum. And then, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down -- the idea that Christianity, a religion that she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was. That idea seemed to fly in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a train wreck at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could."--Back cover.

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert Book
Author : Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9781884527814
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum. And then, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down -- the idea that Christianity, a religion that she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was. That idea seemed to fly in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a train wreck at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could."--Back cover.

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert Book
Author : Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Publisher : Crown and Covenant Publications
Release : 2012-04-25
ISBN : 9781884527388
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. There, her partner rehabilitated abandoned and abused dogs. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum. And then, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down -- the idea that Christianity, a religion that she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was, an idea that flew in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a "train wreck" at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could. - Publisher.

Openness Unhindered

Openness Unhindered Book
Author : Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-06-01
ISBN : 9781884527999
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Terms like same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gay Christian are part of daily discourse; yet enormous controversy surrounds them. They are the stuff of news headlines and vitriolic social media posts. But they also reflect stirrings of the heart in real people with real questions and concerns. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, once a leftist professor in a committed lesbian relationship and now a confessional Christian, but always the thoughtful and compassionate professor, has written a followup to The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. This book answers many of the questions people pose when she speaks at universities and churches, questions not only about her unlikely conversion to Christ but about personal struggles that the questioners only dare to ask someone else who has traveled a long and painful journey. Dr. Butterfield not only goes to great lengths to clarify some of today's key controversies, she also traces their history and defines the terms that have become second nature today-even going back to God's original design for marriage and sexuality as found in the Bible. She cuts to the heart of the problems and points the way to the solution, which includes a challenge to the church to be all that God intended it to be, and for each person to find the true freedom that is found in Christ. --

The Gospel Comes with a House Key

The Gospel Comes with a House Key Book
Author : Rosaria Butterfield
Publisher : Crossway
Release : 2018-04-16
ISBN : 1433557894
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What did God use to draw a radical, committed unbeliever to himself? Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, since she had her doctorate in literature, did he use something in print? No, God used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, simply, and authentically. With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, think, believe, and act differently from us into our everyday, sometimes messy lives—helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like.

This Momentary Marriage

This Momentary Marriage Book
Author : John Piper
Publisher : Crossway
Release : 2009-04-03
ISBN : 1433520591
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant for all the best reasons. Even in the days when people commonly stayed married "'til death do us part," there has never been a generation whose view of marriage was high enough, says Pastor John Piper. That is all the more true in our casual times. Though personal selfishness and cultural bondage obstruct the wonder of God's purpose, it is found in God's Word, where his design can awaken a glorious vision capable of freeing every person from small, Christ-ignoring, romance-intoxicated views. As Piper explains in reflecting on forty years of matrimony: "Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. And ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It displays the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people to the world in a way that no other event or institution does. Marriage, therefore, is not mainly about being in love. It's mainly about telling the truth with our lives. And staying married is not about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant and putting the glory of Christ's covenant-keeping love on display." This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike.

Out of a Far Country

Out of a Far Country Book
Author : Christopher Yuan,Angela Yuan
Publisher : WaterBrook
Release : 2011-05-03
ISBN : 0307729362
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over 100,000 copies sold! Coming Out, Then Coming Home Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control—and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her. Years of heartbreak, confusion, and prayer followed before the Yuans found a place of complete surrender, which is God’s desire for all families. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of both mother and son, offers hope for anyone affected by homosexuality. God calls all who are lost to come home to him. Casting a compelling vision for holy sexuality, Out of a Far Country speaks to prodigals, parents of prodigals, and those wanting to minister to the gay community. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” - Luke 15:20 Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection and group use.

The Gospel Comes With a House Key A Critical Review

The Gospel Comes With a House Key  A Critical Review Book
Author : Hiram R. Diaz III
Publisher : Scripturalist Publications
Release : 2020-05-05
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Christian church is facing many opponents to its historical teachings on sexuality in the world and within its own walls. Because of this, many have sought out the help of Christians who testify to having been saved out of the LGBTQ lifestyle. Among those whose counsel is being diligently sought and extolled is Dr. Rosaria Butterfield. Given her former life as a Lesbian, leftist, postmodern academic, Butterfield seems to offer helpful insight into LGBTQ matters, as well as present Christians with helpful advice they can implement in evangelistic encounters and relationships. However, a critical analysis of her book and some of her related writings demonstrates rather clearly that Butterfield's doctrine of hospitality is her deeply rooted postmodern philosophical and feminist-theological beliefs, all of which stand in contradiction to the clear teachings of Scripture. In The Gospel Comes With A House Key: A Critical Review, Hiram R. Diaz III gives a careful, sustained, and detailed analysis of Butterfield's book, and warns Christians that it is neither helpful nor neutral but, in reality, a means whereby pro-LGBTQ "Christianity" can weaken the walls of sound doctrine and pave the way for more radical, "inclusive" theologies of sexuality.

The Gospel Centered Parent

The Gospel Centered Parent Book
Author : Deborah Harrell,Jack Klumpenhower,Rose Marie Miller
Publisher : New Growth Press
Release : 2015-06-30
ISBN : 1942572158
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our children are precious to us, so naturally we want to protect them and guarantee their safety and happiness. We want to get it right, so our children will be all right. But we live in a broken world where things don’t always (or ever?) go as planned. Children make mistakes, and, if they are honest, parents know they make mistakes too. So it’s easy for parents to live in fear, regret, confusion, and sometimes hopelessness about parenting and the children they love. Is there a better way? Can you learn to live by faith, to trust the God who made you and your children with their past, present, and future? How can parents live by faith as they parent their children? These are questions that are best answered in community. This ten-session small group resource will help parents apply the gospel of Jesus Christ to their families. Each lesson looks at parenting through the lens of God’s grace for sinners (parents and children) and gives parents a gospel center to their parenting. Parents will learn how to live out the biblical principles of faith, repentance, and faithfulness to their calling as parents with their children. Each lesson is self-contained, featuring clear teaching from Scripture, and requires no extra work outside of the group setting. The self-explanatory Leader’s Guide at the back of the book helps small group leaders with discussion questions and background material that clearly explain and apply the gospel truths from each lesson.

A Change of Affection

A Change of Affection Book
Author : Becket Cook
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2019-07-30
ISBN : 1400212340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The powerful, dramatic story of how a successful Hollywood set designer whose identity was deeply rooted in his homosexuality came to be suddenly and utterly transformed by the power of the gospel. When Becket Cook moved from Dallas to Los Angeles after college, he discovered a socially progressive, liberal town that embraced not only his creative side but also his homosexuality. He devoted his time to growing his career as a successful set designer and to finding "the one" man who would fill his heart. As a gay man in the entertainment industry, Cook centered his life around celebrity-filled Hollywood parties and traveled to society hot-spots around the world--until a chance encounter with a pastor at an LA coffee shop one morning changed everything. In A Change of Affection, Becket Cook shares his testimony as someone who was transformed by the power of the gospel. Cook's dramatic conversion to Christianity and subsequent seminary training inform his views on homosexuality--personally, biblically, theologically, and culturally--and in his new book he educates Christians on how to better understand this complex and controversial issue while revealing how to lovingly engage with those who disagree. A Change of Affection is a timely and indispensable resource for anyone who desires to understand more fully one of the most common and difficult stumbling blocks to faithfully following Christ today.

Hinds Feet on High Places

Hinds Feet on High Places Book
Author : Hannah Hurnard
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-03-21
ISBN : 1625588607
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Much-Afraid had been in the service of the Chief Shepherd, whose great flocks were pastured down in the Valley of Humiliation. She lived with her friends and fellow workers Mercy and Peace in a tranquil little white cottage in the village of Much-Trembling. She loved her work and desired intensely to please the Chief Shepherd, but happy as she was in most ways, she was conscious of several things which hindered her in her work and caused her much secret distress and shame. Here is the allegorical tale of Much-Afraid, an every-woman searching for guidance from God to lead her to a higher place.

Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering

Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering Book
Author : Timothy Keller
Publisher : Penguin Books
Release : 2015-08-04
ISBN : 1594634408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The best-selling author of The Prodigal God explores the role of pain and suffering from a Christian perspective for a new generation of readers, drawing on unique insights to offer counsel on how to pursue a spiritual journey in the face of difficult challenges.

Whose Money Is It Anyway

Whose Money Is It Anyway  Book
Author : John F. MacArthur
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2000-06-18
ISBN : 1418552356
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reading books on money and giving typically makes us feel worse than when we began. "I don't want you to feel worse; I want you to feel better. And the path to feeling better is understanding what the Bible really says about giving and spending. This book will help you do that."-John MacArthur John MacArthur has written this no-nonsense book to affirm Christ's teaching that "it is more blessed to give than to receive." In this practical, easy-to-read book Christians can find out: How to give, where to give, and how much to give Scriptural guidelines for acquiring money and investing it The right and wrong ways to go about giving The connection between generous giving and prosperity Why get-rich-quick schemes like gambling are wrong "When you give as God has commanded, you will find it liberating, rewarding, joyous, and profoundly enriching"-John MacArthur Find out in this book how the blessings that go with giving can be yours.

Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford Book
Author : Carolyn Weber
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2013-02-04
ISBN : 0849949319
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Well written, often poignant and surprisingly relatable." - Kirkus Reviews "A hugely readable journey of cultural and spiritual discovery, sparkling with wit and wisdom." - Alister McGrath "Carolyn Weber's memoir reads like a fast-paced novel. I loved the humor, skillful use of language and her compelling account of her steps to finding God at Oxford. I was totally captivated from beginning to end." - Marilyn Meberg Surprised by Oxford is the memoir of a skeptical agnostic who comes to a dynamic personal faith in God during graduate studies in literature at Oxford University. Carolyn Weber arrives at Oxford a feminist from a loving but broken family, suspicious of men and intellectually hostile to all things religious. As she grapples with her God-shaped void alongside the friends, classmates, and professors she meets, she tackles big questions in search of Truth, love, and a life that matters. From issues of fatherhood, feminism, doubt, doctrine, and love, Weber explores the intricacies of coming to faith with an aching honesty and insight echoing that of the poets and writers she studied. Rich with illustration and literary references, Surprised by Oxford is at once gritty and lyrical; both humorous and spiritually perceptive. This savvy, credible account of Christian conversion and its after-effects follows the calendar year and events of the school year as it entertains, informs, and promises to engage even the most skeptical and unlikely reader. "Surprised by Oxford is a sprightly contribution to the genre of spiritual memoirs in the vein of C.S. Lewis's Surprised by Joy and Lauren F. Winner's Girl Meets God. Carolyn Weber is an unconventional thinker whose engagingly told faith journey will speak to folks who still believe that thoughtful people cannot be Christian." - Lyle W. Dorsett

The Way to Pentecost

The Way to Pentecost Book
Author : Samuel Chadwick
Publisher : CLC Publications
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 1619580969
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the young pastor of a self-satisfied English congregation in the 1880s, Samuel Chadwick was so frustrated over his lack of power in the pulpit that he collected his sermons in a pile and set fire to them. The result was immediate: The Holy Spirit fell on him.

Not God s Type

Not God s Type Book
Author : Holly Ordway
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2014-08-28
ISBN : 1681493578
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the story of a glorious defeat. Ordway, an atheist academic, was convinced that faith was superstitious nonsense. As a well-educated college English professor, she saw no need for just-so stories about God. Secure in her fortress of atheism, she was safe (or so she thought) from any assault by irrational faith. So what happened? How did she come to Òlay down her armsÓ in surrender to Christ and then, a few years later, enter the Catholic Church? This is the moving account of her unusual journey. It is the story of an academic becoming convinced of the truth of Christianity on rational grounds Ñ but also the account of GodÕs grace acting in and through her imagination. It is the tale of an unfolding, developing relationship with God Ñ told with directness and honesty Ñ and of a painful surrender at the foot of the Cross. It is the account of a lifelong, transformative love of reading and the story of how a competitive fencer put down her sabre to pick up the sword of the Spirit. Above all, this book is a tale of grace, acting in and through human beings but always issuing from God and leading back to Him. And it is the story of a woman being brought home.

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel Book
Author : Christopher Yuan
Publisher : Multnomah
Release : 2018-11-20
ISBN : 073529092X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the author of Out of a Far Country, which details his dramatic conversion from an agnostic gay man who put his identity in his sexuality to a Bible professor who now puts his identity in Christ alone, comes a gospel-centered discussion of sex, desire, and relationships. Dr. Christopher Yuan explores the concept of holy sexuality--chastity in singleness or faithfulness in marriage--in a practical and relevant manner, equipping readers with an accessible yet robust theology of sexuality. Whether you want to share Christ with a loved one who identifies as gay or you're wrestling with questions of identity yourself, this book will help you better understand sexuality in light of God's grand story and realize that holy sexuality is actually good news for all.

Revelation

Revelation Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 1999-01-01
ISBN : 0857861018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Anatomy of the Soul

Anatomy of the Soul Book
Author : Curt Thompson
Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1414334141
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do you want to improve your relationships and experience lasting personal change? Join Curt Thompson, M.D., on an amazing journey to discover the surprising pathways for transformation hidden inside your own mind. Integrating new findings in neuroscience and attachment with Christian spirituality, Dr. Thompson reveals how it is possible to rewire your mind, altering your brain patterns and literally making you more like the person God intended you to be. Explaining discoveries about the brain in layman’s terms, he shows how you can be mentally transformed through spiritual practices, interaction with Scripture, and connections with other people. He also provides practical exercises to help you experience healing in areas where you’ve been struggling. Insightful and challenging, "Anatomy of the Soul" illustrates how learning about one of God’s most miraculous creations—your brain—can enrich your life, your relationships, and your impact on the world around you.

When Your Child Breaks Your Heart

When Your Child Breaks Your Heart Book
Author : Barbara Johnson
Publisher : Revell
Release : 2008-10
ISBN : 0800787757
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beloved author Barbara Johnson offers hope to families facing difficulty coming to terms with a child's decisions in life, sharing how God brought her through the deep waters--and how he will do the same for them.