Repenting of Religion: Turning from Judgment to the Love of God

Baker Books - Unfortunately for believers, this bent is as prevalent in the church as in the world. Pastor and author Gregory A. Boyd calls readers to a higher standard through understanding the true manner in which God views humanity: as infinitely worthwhile and lovable. We human beings are burdened by our tendencies to harshly judge others and ourselves.

Only an attitude shift in how we perceive ourselves in light of God's love can impact how we relate to people and transform our judgmental nature. Believers wrestling with the reality of God's love and Christians struggling with judging in the local church will appreciate this examination of how we move from a self-centered to a Christ-centered life.





Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality The Spiritual Journey

IVP Books - And so god calls us to move beyond mere obedience―by surrendering to love. Bookwi. Se's favorite books of the year, Non-Fiction "Only God deserves absolute surrender because only God can offer absolutely dependable love. In our self-reliant era, most of us recoil from the concept of surrendering to a power or authority outside ourselves.

Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality. This expanded edition, one of three titles in The Spiritual Journey trilogy, includes a new epilogue and an experiential guide with questions for individual reflection or group discussion. Surrender to love will lead you to an unexpected place, where yieldedness to God frees you to become who he created you to be.

Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality The Spiritual Journey - Rather, he invites us to enter into an authentic relationship of intimacy and devotion. In this profound book, David G. God is love, and he intends for you to live in his love. But surrender need not be seen as threatening, especially when the One to whom we surrender is the epitome of goodness and love. God doesn't want his people to respond to him out of fear or obligation.

Ivp Books. Through careful examination of Scripture and reflection on the Christian tradition, Benner shows how God bids us to trust fully in his perfect love.





Present Perfect: Finding God in the Now

Zondervan - Speculation about the future. What he’s learned as a fellow pilgrim on his spiritual journey can help you find true spiritual transformation as you begin to practice the discipline of inviting God into every moment. Embrace the holy habit of inviting god’s presence into your life, and be transformed! Wake Up to God’s Presence! We long to be transformed.

After reading classic contemplative authors Brother Lawrence, Jean-Pierre de Caussade, and Frank Laubach, theologian and pastor Gregory Boyd longed to experience the presence of God for himself. I’m convinced this challenge is implied in our commitment to surrender our life to Christ, for the only real life we have to surrender to him is the one we live moment-by-moment.

Present Perfect: Finding God in the Now - Join boyd on this transformational journey of a lifetime! Ivp Books. Discover: • how to pray continually • what it means to “take every thought captive” • How to wake up to God’s ever-present love God is closer to you than the air you breathe. A “holy habit” that will change your life! experience true spiritual transformation: invite God’s presence into your life! Popular author, theologian, and pastor Gregory Boyd shows you how—simply, practically, and effectively—in this thoughtful and accessible book.

Worries about the past. Zondervan. We forget to live in the present moment … and to invite God to be with us there.





Benefit of the Doubt: Breaking the Idol of Certainty

Baker Books - Baker Books. Boyd rejects the idea that a person's faith is as strong as it is certain. Zondervan. Ivp Books. Boyd shares stories of his own painful journey, and stories of those to whom he has ministered, with a poignant honesty that will resonate with readers of all ages. Readers who wrestle with their faith will welcome Boyd's message that experiencing a life-transforming relationship with Christ is possible, even with unresolved questions about the Bible, theology, and ethics.

In fact, he makes the case that doubt can enhance faith and that seeking certainty is harming many in today's church. In benefit of the doubt, influential theologian, and bestselling author Gregory Boyd invites readers to embrace a faith that doesn't strive for certainty, pastor, but rather for commitment in the midst of uncertainty.





The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church

Zondervan - The church was established to serve the world with Christ-like love, not to rule the world. It is called to manifest the kingdom of the cross in contrast to the kingdom of the sword. Whenever the church picks up the sword, it lays down the cross. The church is to have a political voice, “power over, but we are to have it the way Jesus had it: by manifesting an alternative to the political, ” way of doing life.

Baker Books. Zondervan. Whenever the church has succeeded in gaining what most American evangelicals are now trying to get – political power – it has been disastrous both for the church and the culture. We are to transform the world by being willing to suffer for others – exercising “power under, ” not by getting our way in society – exercising “power over.

The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church - Ivp Books. The present activity of the religious right is destroying the heart and soul of the evangelical church and destroying its unique witness to the world. It is called to look like a corporate Jesus, dying on the cross for those who crucified him, not a religious version of Caesar.





Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation Transforming Resources

IVP Books - Each chapter includes exercises to help you begin the practices--individually and in a group context. The choice to establish your own sacred rhythm is the most important choice you can make with your life. Ivp Books. The final chapter puts it all together in a way that will help you arrange your life for spiritual transformation.

Winner of a 2006 logos book award do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God? Do you desire a greater intimacy with God? Do you wonder how you might truly live your life as God created you to live it? Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God's transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives.

Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation Transforming Resources - Baker Books. Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a "rule of life" that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines, this book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life. Zondervan.





Is God to Blame? Moving Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering

IVP Books - He finds that a fully christian approach must keep the person and work of Jesus Christ at the very center of what we say about human suffering and God's place in it. Yet this is often just what is missing and what makes so much talk about the subject seem inadequate and at times even misleading. Boyd helps us deal with this question honestly and biblically, while avoiding glib answers.

Ivp Books. What comes through in is god to blame? is a hopeful picture of a sovereign God who is relentlessly opposed to evil, who knows our sufferings and who can be trusted to bring us through them to renewed life. Zondervan. Pastor Gregory A. Baker Books. Is god to blame? this is often the question that comes to mind when we confront real suffering in our own lives or in the lives of those we love.

Is God to Blame? Moving Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering - Writing for ordinary christians, Boyd wrestles with a variety of answers that have been offered by theologians and pastors in the past.





God of the Possible: A Biblical Introduction to the Open View of God

Baker Books - Baker Books. Condition: New. Through an examination of relevant biblical passages, this theologian-pastor presents an alternative "open view" to the classical doctrine on God's foreknowledge of the future. Ivp Books. Zondervan. Isbn13: 9780801062902. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!

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Seeing Is Believing: Experience Jesus through Imaginative Prayer

Baker Books - Experiencing jesus will teach readers how to use God's gracious gift of creative imagination to know him better and feel his presence in their daily lives. Tracking provided on most orders. One of the most common problems with Christians in our modern secularized world is that they don't feel the reality of Jesus.

Boyd encourages readers to stop striving and learn to rest in an experience of Jesus as real. Sure, they believe in him and love him, but he somehow doesn't seem to enter their daily lives in a real sense. The best way to do this, he says, is through imaginative prayer. Used book in Good Condition. Condition: New.

Seeing Is Believing: Experience Jesus through Imaginative Prayer - Baker Books. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Some might say, "You ought to pray more. Others would advise, "You ought to witness more. While this may be true, we don't get closer to God just because we "ought to. Boyd believes that the way to true spiritual transformation and feeling the presence of God in your life comes from a little R and R: rest and reality.

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Cross Vision: How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence

Fortress Press - Condition: New. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Boyd proposes the "cruciform hermeneutic, " a way to read the Old Testament portraits of God through the lens of Jesus' crucifixion. Used book in Good Condition. Isbn13: 9780801062902. Zondervan.

Tracking provided on most orders. The old testament god of wrath and violence versus the New Testament God of love and peace it's a difference that has troubled Christians since the first century. Now, with the sensitivity of a pastor and the intellect of a theologian, Gregory A. Baker Books. He shows how the death and resurrection of jesus reframes the troubling violence of the Old Testament, how all of Scripture reveals God's self-sacrificial love, and, most importantly, how we can follow Jesus' example of peace.

Cross Vision: How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence - In cross vision, boyd follows up on his epic and groundbreaking study, The Crucifixion of the Warrior God. Ivp Books.





The Myth of a Christian Religion: Losing Your Religion for the Beauty of a Revolution

Zondervan - Ivp Books. Isbn13: 9780801062902. Gregory boyd points us to a better way―a way of seeing and living that is consistent with the gospel of Jesus and his kingdom. Zondervan. Condition: New. In this illuminating sequel to his bestselling book The Myth of a Christian Nation, Dr. Tracking provided on most orders. Baker Books.

The kingdom of God is a beautiful revolution. Between the extremes of passivity on the one hand and political holy war on the other lies the radical, revolutionary path of imitating Jesus. In twelve areas ranging from racial and social issues to stewardship of the planet, this book will convince and inspire you to live a Christlike life of revolt and beauty―and it will help you attain a practical lifestyle of kingdom impact.

The Myth of a Christian Religion: Losing Your Religion for the Beauty of a Revolution - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Used book in Good Condition. Marked by the radical life, love, and humility of Jesus, servanthood, it stands in stark contrast to the values and ways of the world. Regrettably, many who profess to follow Christ have bought into the world’s methods, seeking to impose a sort of Christianized ethical kingdom through politics and control.