The Story of God, the Story of Us

Getting Lost and Found in the Bible
Author: Sean Gladding
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830836322
Category: Religion
Page: 248
View: 9750
Travel with Sean Gladding between the lines of the Scriptures to listen to the conversations of people wrestling with the Story of God for the first time. Whether by campfire in Babylon, at table in Asia Minor or by candlelight in Rome, you'll hear a tale that is at once familiar and surprising.

Patience with God

The Story of Zacchaeus Continuing In Us
Author: Tomas Halik
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0385529570
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 9925
For all the debate about belief and nonbelief in today’s world—and how everyone becomes pigeonholed by one or the other— Tomáš Halík teaches that God requires us to persevere with our doubts, carry them in our hearts, and allow them to lead us to maturity. For Halík, patience is the main difference between faith and atheism. Faith, hope, and love are three aspects of patience in the face of God’s silence, which is interpreted as “the death of God” by atheists and is not taken seriously enough by fundamentalists. Using the gospel story of Jesus’s encounter with Zacchaeus, Halík issues an invitation to all people who stand (like Zacchaeus did) on the sideline—curious but noncommittal. The fact that Jesus gravitated to the poor and the marginalized means that he also has a special place in his heart for diligent seekers on the margins of the community of believers.

God Ahead of Us

The Story of Divine Grace
Author: Paul O'Callaghan
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451489749
Category: Religion
Page: 128
View: 2822
Pope Francis has stated that his own vocation as a Christian came to him as an awareness that “God is ahead of us,” that God thinks about us and looks after us before we even realize it. This is the essence of grace, a love story that begins with God. The present book is an introduction and exploration of that story—of the Christian life as not about humans looking for God, but God seeking us out. The story that unfolds demonstrates that grace is not something secondary or superficial but primary and constitutive, from crucial beginnings in election and creation to the divine actions of justification and renewal, fostering a life of virtue and obedience. Within this context, the book explores the issues of the relationship of grace and freedom, the dynamics of justification, the true meaning of merit, life as a son or daughter of God, the action of the Holy Spirit, the sacraments and the Church, the role of the ascetical life, and the eschatological horizon of the life of grace. In an accessible account, the author narrates the doctrine of grace as directed towards and explained by the fact that God has destined humans to spend eternity in communion with the Triune creator.


A Prince of God—The Story of Jacob Retold
Author: F.B. Meyer
Publisher: CLC Publications
ISBN: 1619581191
Category: Religion
Page: 176
View: 9051
From F.B. Meyer’s outstanding Biblical biographies series of the great men of faith, here is the challenging story of Jacob, who God named Israel. Meyer shows the reader Jacob’s failures, as well as his victories, encouraging us to remember that the saints we see in scripture were men of like passions as we are.

Una historia de Dios y de todos nosotros edición juvenil

Una novela basada en la épica miniserie televisiva La Biblia
Author: Roma Downey,Mark Burnett
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316227865
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
View: 8605
A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US is a sweeping narrative that dramatizes some of the most important events and characters in the Bible. The young reader's edition of the novel contains abridged action-packed versions of the Bible's most fascinating stories, featuring Moses, David, Daniel, John the Baptist and Jesus. This Spanish Language edition includes an exclusive introduction by author Roma Downey and a photo insert including images from the companion epic TV miniseries "The Bible."

Exploring the Story of Israel

Author: Yvette Nelson
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
ISBN: 0884894665
Category: Religion
Page: 86
View: 9359
teaching guide

The Hill of God

The Story of the Ram Allah Mission
Author: American Friends Board of Foreign Missions
Publisher: N.A
Category: Society of Friends
Page: 32
View: 2413

The Story of the Anointing

The Spirit of God on Man
Author: Marguerite Cardona
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1642989681
Category: Religion
Page: 56
View: 9018
Have you ever wondered how all these things pertaining to life came into existence, and the order that they came into being? This story is about that; starting at the beginning of the creation and continuing through the ages, until the time of Jesus, this is a fresh take on a beloved story told in a way never told before, with characters you just might recognize from your own life, bringing illumination, that you might understand the reason for it all. The main characters in this book are the God the father, the Word, the Spirit of GOD, Holy Angels, Lucifer, and the Fallen. This book tells the story of the origin of darkness and the betrayal that cost a third of the angels of heaven to lose their home and tells the story of the creation of mankind to take their place. This is the story about a Great God and the power that he has made available for the protection and use of all of his children and explains, in a simple way, how to obtain the “keys” to access that power. This is the story about the war that has been waged against mankind since we were created, that most of us, are not even aware of, against an invisible foe so evil, that even the most innocent are shown no mercy. This book contains tales of great battles fought by mighty Angels of GOD, against the armies of the kingdom of darkness on behalf of man. This book is intended to provide answers to the questions that you may or may not have had about the Word of God. This book seeks to promote a greater understanding of what’s really going on in the world around us, and to encourage us all to get into the fight. This is the story of the One so Great, and Powerful, who, time and time again, chooses the foolish things to confound the wise, and the weak things to confound the mighty, and the base things, and those of us who are despised in this world, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are: that no flesh should glory in His presence. And it is my hope, and prayer, that you will once again, or for the very first time in your life, fall head over heels, deeply in love with Father God, the creator of us all, in Jesus's name.

Echoing the Story

Living the Art of Listening
Author: Brady Bryce
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877247
Category: Religion
Page: 138
View: 3722
God is already at work in your life--whether or not you recognize it. Most people are too busy to see or hear God and most Christians lack the intentional practice of listening to the stories of outsiders. In Echoing the Story, Brady Bryce provides a simple way for people to come together and tell the scattered stories of their lives in order to imagine them as part of a bigger story. His innovative, narrative approach invites curious skeptics, casual followers of God, and committed disciples of Jesus into community through listening to shared stories. If you are interested in exploring the entire story of the Bible, if you wonder how its stories fit together, or if you simply want to experience God in the ordinariness of your life, then this reliable guide can lead you in listening to the echoes of God. Part spiritual formation, part discipleship, part journey through the Bible--this guidebook is an experience in hearing the word of God in life. You can learn the skill of echoing the story through listening in this informative, experiential, and missional process. As participants in the story we can begin to imagine our everyday lives as stories oriented toward God.

La Historia NVI, ePub

La Biblia en un relato ininterrumpido acerca de Dios y su pueblo
Author: Zondervan,
Publisher: Vida
ISBN: 0829759115
Category: Bibles
Page: 448
View: 7959
La mejor narración jamás contada» es más que simplemente un cliché.Dios ha hecho hasta lo imposible para rescatar a los perdidos y los que sufren. De eso trata La verdadera historia... del relato de la Biblia, el gran amor de Dios por la humanidad. Condensado en treinta y un capítulos accesibles, La verdadera historia le transporta hacia una progresión en desarrollo de los personajes y sucesos bíblicos desde Génesis hasta Apocalipsis. Usando el texto claro, preciso y fácil de entender de la Nueva Versión Internacional, permite que los relatos, poemas y enseñanzas de la Biblia se lean como una novela. Y como cualquier buen relato, La verdadera historia está llena de intriga, drama, conflicto, romance y redención.Características:• El relato bíblico... en sus propias palabras• Sucesos, personajes y enseñanzas de la Biblia ordenados de forma cronológica• Texto de la Nueva Versión Internacional

Suddenly There is God

The Story of Our Lives in Sacred Scripture
Author: Veronica Mary Rolf
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 153267449X
Category: Religion
Page: 262
View: 1458
Suddenly There is God plunges us into the key stories of biblical characters who find themselves caught up in the divine-human drama. With unique insight, it relates these stories directly to the distinct stages of our own lives: being created, falling from grace, leaving the childhood ark, hearing God’s call, gaining freedom, embracing covenant, praying the psalms, learning forgiveness, choosing love, and expecting resurrection. The scenes unfold before our eyes like a riveting play or film, as we discover with astonishment how closely the progression of Old and New Testament stories reflects our own spiritual journey. Packed with historical content and written with dramatic intensity, Suddenly There is God suggests contemplative ways for us to nurture an ardent expectation of encountering God. By identifying with the biblical characters—their conflicts, difficult choices, and realizations—we recognize how divine presence continually breaks into our own life story. This book is a valuable resource for clergy, students, and spiritual seekers who long to experience the drama of sacred Scripture as deeply personal revelation.

A Story of God and All of Us

A Novel Based on the Epic TV Miniseries "The Bible"
Author: Roma Downey,Mark Burnett
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 145552557X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 2232
Scripture's greatest stories and most compelling characters come to life in this sweeping new novel by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. Beginning with the creation of man and ending with the revelation of a new world, readers will revel in this epic saga of warriors, rebels, poets, and kings, all called upon by God to reveal His enduring love for mankind. Ultimately, God's plan is fulfilled in the story of Jesus the Messiah, whose life, death and resurrection brings salvation to one and all. A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US is a companion to The Bible, the epic ten-hour mini-series produced by the authors and televised around the world.

Retelling the Story of God

An Apologetic for the Christian Worldview
Author: Scott Allen Davis
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512734381
Category: Religion
Page: 194
View: 2197
People in our culture today desperately need explanations for the big questions of life: Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? People in the twentieth century concluded that God did not exist, so the vastness of the universe and the finitude of man came together to create a crisis of existence for them. Their skepticism has been passed on to those of us who live in the twenty-first century, so that crisis is still with us. The great questions still demand answers, but none will be forthcoming until we begin to see our existence in light of the existence of God and His story.

The Story of Us Humans, from Atoms to Today's Civilization

Author: Robert Dalling
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595391176
Category: History
Page: 728
View: 3052
The Story of Us Humans explains human nature and human history, including the origins of our species, emotions, behavior, morals, and society. It explains what we are, how we got here, and where we are today by describing the origin, history, and current ways of our neighborhoods, religion, government, science, technology, and business. Written in plain language, it explains what astronomy, physics, geology, biology, chemistry, anthropology, history, religion, social science, and political science tell us about ourselves. Most everyone feels that human success is measured in terms of healthy and happy children and communities. Human thoughts and actions involve little besides love and children, spouse and family, community and justice because we are parenting mammals and social primates. Each of us simply wants to laugh and joke with our family and friends, pursue life, raise children and strive to be a valued and contributing member of our community. We have made incredible progress building civilization in just a few hundred generations using nothing except our animal minds. Have you wondered: What are the laws of nature and how many laws are there? How did molecular life begin and then evolve into worms fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, primates, and humans? What are the differences between these animals? How did we get from the Big Bang to bacteria and on to Christianity, democracy, and globalization? What is life like for gatherer-hunters? When did we first become farmers and first build cities, and what was life like at those times? What was life like in Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Athens, 13th-century Cahokia, Medieval China and Europe, 19th-Century New England, Yoruban villages, and in the U.S. during the 1920s? What was the Industrial Revolution and how has it changed our lives? What are the Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, and Humanist religions and world views? How have our wages, infant mortality rates, lifespans, crime rates, and poverty and inequality rates varied through the ages? What are the biggest economic and social secrets in the U.S. today? What are some meaningful goals and priorities for our civilization and how can we measure the success of our attempts to reach those goals? Includes questions, index, bibliography, and 1,200 internet links taking you to images, videos, and discussed documents.

Riders for God

The Story of a Christian Motorcycle Gang
Author: Rich Remsberg
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252069437
Category: Religion
Page: 263
View: 5681
A beautifully done photo-documentary book that explores the highly unusual world of a subset of Bikers who coninue their Biker lifestyle, but in the service of Christianity.

The Story of Beginnings

Listening to the Bible's Introduction
Author: H. Mark Abbott
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610970152
Category: Religion
Page: 148
View: 7577
"In the Bible's introduction are embedded foundational perspectives on ""who God is"" and ""who humans are and what we should be doing"" that are developed throughout the book. Genesis 1-3 is the story of beginnings, depicting who the Creator-God is, what this God intended for the creation, especially for the human creation, how humans messed up, and at least a hint of what God is doing about this. Like Jesus, the Apostle Paul, and early church leaders, when we want to know what God intended, we listen to the Bible's introduction. The Story of Beginnings deals with such questions as ""What is the Image of God?"" ""Who were Adam and Eve?"" ""What does blessing the Sabbath mean?"" and ""How shall we understand 'the Fall' and its implications today?"""

The Story of Romans

A Narrative Defense of God's Righteousness
Author: A. Katherine Grieb
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664225254
Category: Religion
Page: 167
View: 5012
A. Katherine Grieb insightfully traces the argument of Paul's letter to the Romans and shows how it is grounded in the story of God's faithfulness to Israel. She draws together a number of crucial insights: the narrative character of Paul's thought, the apocalyptic message of his gospel, the depth of his engagement with Israel's Scripture, and the practical and political impact of his theology. She demonstrates the letter's relevance today and invites contemporary readers to locate their own stories within Paul's account of God's righteousness. Informed by recent Pauline scholarship, this book will be useful to scholars, students, and pastors.

Parable of the Dancing God

Author: C. Baxter Kruger
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830863702
Category: Religion
Page: 31
View: 2766
In this brief and easy-to-read IVP booklet, C. Baxter Kruger vividly retells the parable of the prodigal son (including the full text of Luke 15:1-32). His fresh interpretation focuses not on the prodigal son, but on the character of the father as it is revealed through his interaction with his two very different sons. Baxter asks you to consider with which son you most identify--the dutiful elder brother or the wayward younger brother. Then he helps you explore the spiritual implications of that identification. Finally, he shows you how an examination of the father of the two sons highlights important aspects of God's character: rejoicing, compassion and more. You'll come away from this short but profound study with new insight into the ways God the Father is at work in your own life.

Telling the Story of Jesus

Author: Luis Antonio Tagle
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814648398
Category: Religion
Page: 76
View: 756
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle offers one of the most inspiring and influential voices in the global Catholic Church today. In Telling the Story of Jesus, he encourages readers to be in communion with Jesus, who is the story of God. The cardinal tells us that this communion is found in the Eucharist as well as among the lost, the tired, and the abandoned people of this world. In this collection of powerful addresses, Tagle focuses on three fundamental dimensions of Christian experience: authentic spiritual worship of Jesus in and beyond Eucharist, our communion in the word of God, and the mission each one of us has to tell the story of Jesus based on our experience of him. Cardinal Tagle combines biblical narration and personal experience with sound theological reflection so that the story of Jesus becomes a story of love that leads to hope for the poor, for the church, and for the life of the entire world.

Bible-Shaped Teaching

Author: John Shortt
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877670
Category: Religion
Page: 92
View: 7644
The Bible can and should be an environment in which we live and move and have our being, an environment in which we are shaped by God in different and interrelated ways. As with aspects of our physical environment, we may have never noticed many elements of this spiritual environment before or may have only the vaguest sense of their influence. While we may be more familiar with certain elements, we may not realize the full extent of their influence or be too preoccupied to see how they relate to form the larger whole of how we are shaped. This book looks one-by-one at several ways in which the Bible's environment influences us as people and, in particular, shapes our beliefs, attitudes, and practices as teachers in the classroom. It is concerned with helping readers to be, at one and the same time, faithful to our common calling as educators and faithful to the Scriptures as Christians.