No Gods But God

Confronting Our Modern-Day Idolatry
Author: Dennis Newkirk
Publisher: Hh Publishing
ISBN: 9780996485845
Page: 176
View: 1939
Why is it that so many of us settle for a less-than-satisfying Christian life? We suffer the symptoms-spiritual dryness, dissatisfaction, and unanswered prayers-of a yet-unidentified problem that creates an obstacle between God and us. We seem unable to connect the dots between our symptoms and the problem causing them: God is no longer first in our hearts. Pastor Dennis Newkirk shares how God revealed to their church their idolatry. The lessons were difficult, but the result was an extraordinary spiritual revival and much deeper fellowship with God. No gods but God is about learning to confront our modern-day idolatry and how God uses a four-step pattern to call our hearts back to him. Examining our own lives before God and admitting that our hearts have strayed isn't easy, and it is most certainly humbling. But that's what God wants-a humbled, repentant person standing before him willing to be used in service for him. Let No gods but God show you the way.

No god but God (Updated Edition)

The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
Author: Reza Aslan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 067964377X
Category: Religion
Page: 384
View: 4476
A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer FINALIST FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. He also provides an update on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, an in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam. Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account that explains this magnificent yet misunderstood faith. Praise for No god but God “Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined . . . a literate, accessible introduction to Islam.”—The New York Times “[Reza] Aslan offers an invaluable introduction to the forces that have shaped Islam [in this] eloquent, erudite paean to Islam in all of its complicated glory.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Wise and passionate . . . an incisive, scholarly primer in Muslim history and an engaging personal exploration.”—The New York Times Book Review “Acutely perceptive . . . For many troubled Muslims, this book will feel like a revelation, an opening up of knowledge too long buried.”—The Independent (U.K.) “Thoroughly engaging and excellently written . . . While [Aslan] might claim to be a mere scholar of the Islamic Reformation, he is also one of its most articulate advocates.”—The Oregonian

No Other Gods

Author: Kelly Minter
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781448970
Category: Religion
Page: 198
View: 3476
Musician and author Kelly Minter explores the natural needs of women that can become modern-day idols, replacing God's presence in their lives.

No Ordinary Marriage

Together for God's Glory
Author: Tim Savage
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433530368
Category: Religion
Page: 192
View: 9199
One of the greatest social tragedies of our day is the underperformance of marriage—not only marriages that end in divorce, but also those which, while remaining “intact,” become painfully strained and emotionally scarred. Surely there must be hope for something better, for something more. With profound insight and vivid illustrations, marriage counselor Tim Savage helps us to realize the unlimited potential of marriage—to discover how the glory of God can infuse our unions, increase our joy, and make us bright lights in a troubled world.

No Gods But Mine

Author: Paul McDonnald Meadows
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412018986
Category: Religion
Page: 118
View: 8125
Moses, a Jew, is brought up in the luxury of the court of the Pharaoh, is schooled in egyptian lore, language, and religion. There are two large gaps in the story of Moses: First gap: Between the age of three months when, as a baby, he is found in the bulrushes of the Nile by the daughter of the Pharaoh, and the age of the forty when, in Egypt, he kills an Egyptian overseer of Jewish slaves. During the time from three months to forty years he would have been educated as a Prince of Egypt and exposed to their multiple gods, their worship of idols, the religious practices of human sacrifices and the sacrifice of children to the fire of Molech (Baal). He would not have known of a single god at that time. Second gap: Between the age of forty when he was taken in by Jethro, the High Priest of the Kenite clan of Midian, and the age of eighty when he believes that he has been called by God to rescue the Jews from bondage in Egypt. During the forty years he spent as a shepherd for Jethro he would have known that Jethro, the High Priest, taught that there was only one God. Yahweh, and that all males should be circumcised. Since Moses later chose Yahweh as the sole God of the Jews, it would appear that this concept was learned from Jethro. Why did Moses learn Hebrew? How did he find out that he was a Jew? Why, at age forty, was he still unmarried? How did he come to believe that there was only one God? Why did he covet the land of Canaan so badly? How did he manage to free the Jews from bondage? How did the Jews cross the Sea of Reeds? Why did he hate the Amalekites and Canaanites? Why did he order the execution of thousands of his own people? In many different places it is stated that God will destroy, wipe out, eradicate the Hittites, Amorites, Hivites, Canaanites, and that the characteristics of God of vanity, anger, jealousy, vindictiveness and murderous intent which Moses describes are actually those of Moses himself.

Women Without Superstition

No Gods--No Masters: The Collected Writings of Women Freethinkers of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Author: Annie Laurie Gaylor
Publisher: Freedom from Religion Fndtn
Category: Religion
Page: 680
View: 801
The collected writings of women freethinkers of the nineteenth & twentieth centuries

You Are God's Plan A

And There Is No Plan B
Author: Dwight Robertson
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434701893
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 9547
Every day and everywhere, everyone can live a powerful life of Kingdom impact ... Jesus-style! One ordinary life making a powerful difference—that's God's amazing "Plan A" on display. Using real-life, riveting stories and a contemporary scriptural lens, Dwight Robertson shows how God's exciting kingdom-building plan takes life—literally—in ordinary individuals. Robertson explains how God calls and equips average, everyday people—even those who don't think they have anything special to contribute—to creative ministries that are as distinct and unique as the individual. God's Plan A encourages average Christians everywhere to follow the model of Jesus: ministering up close, one life at a time, outside church walls in our everyday lives. God's Plan A involves all of us ... and there is no Plan B.


When God's Call Turns From "Yes!" to "Why Me?"
Author: Lina AbuJamra
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802488714
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 5031
Do you want to live a life that is greatly used by God? Do you long to make a difference in the world? In Stripped, Lina explains the process that God uses to transform you into a person who is ready to receive all that God has planned. You will learn: 1. Pain is not the enemy—it’s the very road God uses to make you stronger. 2. The Christian life isn’t easy, but God’s presence is your guarantee for joy no matter what you’re going through. Lina helps you to think biblically about your calling and dreams and uncovers the truth about the transformational power of the gospel. Stripped is a book for every person who longs for more but is often surprised that the road usually begins with pain—the pain of being stripped. Stripped is about the broken and surrendered life, about understanding the stripping process that must take place for sold out Christians to be used by God to build His kingdom. In it you will: Be equipped to endure the stripping process Learn what must be stripped from the Christian's life Be inspiried by Biblical and real life examples who were victoriously stripped

Not in God's Name

Confronting Religious Violence
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publisher: Schocken Books Incorporated
ISBN: 080521268X
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 5347
In this groundbreaking work of biblical analysis and interpretation, one of the most admired religious leaders of our time shows that religiously inspired violence has as its source misreadings of the texts of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Koran. When religion becomes a zero-sum conceit--i.e., my religion is the only "right" path to God, therefore your religion is by definition "wrong"--Violence between peoples of different beliefs is the only natural outcome, argues Rabbi Sacks. But by looking anew at seminal biblical texts in the Book of Genesis--in which we find the foundational stories of all three Abrahamic faiths--Rabbi Sacks offers an entirely different understanding of God's multiple relationships: with Jacob, patriarch of Judaism; with Ishmael, patriarch of Islam; and with Esau, whose blessing is understood to confirm God's relationship with monotheists from other faiths and overarching relationship with all of humanity. By analyzing the texts that recount how Abraham's immediate descendants resolved their various sibling rivalries, Rabbi Sacks teaches us a powerful lesson in the existence of multiple pathways to God. "We are not all the same," he declares. "There is no one faith that encompasses the plenary truth of human wisdom ... The belief that one faith--ours--holds the key to salvation deserves to be challenged, not just because it has led to so much persecution and bloodshed in the name of God, but because it attempts to confine God to one religion, one way, one image of mankind. God cannot be so confined and remain the God of transcendence, the God-without-an-image who systematically defies our attempts to capture Him in categories of human understanding ... Making space for that which is other than myself is not a doctrine of religious relativism. It is, rather, the humility that says there are things I will not, cannot, understand and that I must leave to God." Rabbi Sacks's bold statement of our need to look with new eyes at specific scriptural passages from within each of the Abrahamic monotheisms--passages that, when interpreted literally, can lead to hatred, violence, and war--is an eloquent, clarion call for people of goodwill from all faiths to join together to end the misunderstandings that threaten to destroy us all.--Publisher description.

Your Dream. God's Plan.

Are You Longing for Something More?
Author: Tiffany Smiling,Margot Starbuck
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 168322535X
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 7121
Satisfaction can be yours, but it might look different than you thought. Like a lot of young women, Tiffany Smiling had been assured that the path to fulfillment looked like the one she’d seen in her favorite movies: She’d be swept away by a soul mate, live in a southern estate, and start a family. But Tiffany’s story unfolded quite differently. Weeks after serving on her high school’s homecoming court, while doctors operated to remove the brain tumor that was killing her, Tiffany suffered a paralyzing stroke. In the nick of a scalpel she lost her beauty and most of her physical ability. Returning to high school in a wheelchair, head half-shaved and face distorted, Tiffany vowed to be normal and live the dream. And for a season, she did. But just when the fairytale was within reach, God surprised Tiffany. Wooing her heart, God convinced her that there was something even better in store for her. . . .And He has something better in store for you, too. Read Your Dream. God's Plan. and see how the Lord wants to use the broken pieces of your life for His greater plan for you. Smiling's story will help you see the ways God is writing your own amazing story—designed for His glory and your fulfillment.


Get Up and Live in God's Great Story
Author: Trip Lee
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0529121093
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 6237
Society says youth is a time for carefree self-expression, but Trip Lee says God has called everyone to RISE from slumber, above low expectations, and to live for the risen King. The world tells us that our early years are to be irresponsibly enjoyed rather than devoted to meaningful pursuits. We’re told that responsibility and commitment are burdens to be put off as long as possible. And so, most of us spend our youth in a sad state of slumber—sleeping in on life until we’re forced to get up. The problem is that life has already begun. It’s happening right now. And God has called you to live it. In this powerful book, Trip Lee argues it’s time to wake up and RISE, to live the way we were created to live. Young or old, we’ve been called to live for Him. Right now. Young believers face the same problems as older Christians, but they feel them in unique ways. RISE addresses those core problems in an engaging, profound, and life-changing way. Don't just sit there: RISE!

No God but One: Allah or Jesus? (with Bonus Content)

A Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam and Christianity
Author: Nabeel Qureshi
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310522560
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 6473
BONUS: This eBook includes downloadable videos and a Q&A with Nabeel Qureshi that are not found in the print edition. Having shared his journey of faith in the New York Times bestselling Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi now examines Islam and Christianity in detail, exploring areas of crucial conflict and unpacking the relevant evidence. In this anticipated follow-up book, Nabeel reveals what he discovered in the decade following his conversion, providing a thorough and careful comparison of the evidence for Islam and Christianity--evidence that wrenched his heart and transformed his life. In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi recounted his dramatic journey, describing his departure from Islam and his decision to follow Christ. In the years that followed, he realized that the world’s two largest religions are far more different than they initially appeared. No God but One: Allah or Jesus? addresses the most important questions at the interface of Islam and Christianity: How do the two religions differ? Are the differences significant? Can we be confident that either Christianity or Islam is true? And most important, is it worth sacrificing everything for the truth? Nabeel shares stories from his life and ministry, casts new light on current events, and explores pivotal incidents in the histories of both religions, providing a resource that is gripping and thought-provoking, respectful and challenging. Both Islam and Christianity teach that there is No God but One, but who deserves to be worshiped, Allah or Jesus? This eBook includes the full text of the book plus bonus content not found in the softcover! Bonuses include a Q&A with Nabeel Qureshi and downloadable videos that answer important questions about Islam and Christianity. Please note that some e-reader devices do not accommodate video play. You can still access the bonus videos by copying the web address provided into an internet browser on a device or computer that accommodates video content.

When God's Ways Make No Sense

Author: Dr. Larry Crabb
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493412655
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 8524
It doesn't take too much living before we realize that life never goes quite the way we want it to. But when things get hard and we don't understand what God is doing, what is our first impulse? Is it to resist him and run away like Jonah? Or is it to trust him even while trembling in fear of suffering like Habbakuk? In this powerful exploration of God's often mysterious and counterintuitive ways, Dr. Larry Crabb challenges readers to seize the opportunities for growth and maturity that come our way when we experience troubles and failures. Rather than pushing back against adversity, he invites us to look closer at what God is doing in our lives when it feels like he is far from us. Unpacking the stories of two very different prophets, Crabb lights the way to a life of resting in the goodness of a God who is always working out his plan for our lives.

No God But God

The Origins and Evolution of Islam
Author: Reza Aslan
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0385739761
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 166
View: 6737
Examines the rituals and traditions of Islam, and discusses the revelation of Muhammad as Prophet and the subsequent uprising against him and the emergence of his successors.

God's Only Mistake

Becoming a Man in My Father's Eyes
Author: Joseph Abbate
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502988966
Page: 326
View: 6993
The real life story of Joe Abbate, an agoraphobic with anxiety disorders, who is called upon by his family to nurse his father (the world's crankiest patient ever) back to health after heart bypass surgery. This comedy/drama takes place in the back woods of Maine.

Desiring God

Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 1601423098
Category: Religion
Page: 411
View: 766
Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

No Death, God's Other Door

Author: Hugh Lynn Cayce,Edgar Cayce,Graham L. McGill
Publisher: Are Press
ISBN: 9780876044179
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 193
View: 4693
This book answers many questions: What happens after death? Does the soul reincarnate? What do dreams of departed loved ones mean? Can we communicate with the dead? Valuable commentaries by Hugh Lynn Cayce and fascinating stories of life and death.

American Gods

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380789035
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
View: 3328
Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever he the same...

God's No and God's Yes

The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel
Author: Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther,Walter C. Pieper
Publisher: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 118
View: 9602
Condensed version of Walther's "Proper Distinction between Law and Gospel, intended for the lay reader.

If Participant's Guide

Trading Your If Only Regrets for God's What If Possibilities
Author: Mark Batterson
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493400673
Category: Religion
Page: 80
View: 1976
New York Times bestselling author and pastor unpacks Romans 8, reminding readers that God is for them--all the time, in every way imaginable. Participant's guide.