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What is God

Author : John F. Haught
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Suggests five ways of thinking realistically about God by reflecting on profound human experience of depth, future, freedom, beauty, and truth.

Who Or what is God

Author : John Hick
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In Who or What is God? John Hick reflects on questions of the nature and the accessibility of God in the context of Christianity and other faith traditions. The essays in this book cover a wide range of issues centered on the search for truth, justice, and peace. This search concerns the ultimate reality to which the world's great religions point, involving discussion of religious experience, religious language, the relations between religions, death, and Christian belief. The book does not focus on theology of religions or religious pluralism - for which Hick is so well known - but on different, nevertheless related areas as the nature and accessibility of God, God's relevance for the meaning of life and eschatology, the reconstruction of Christian theology under contemporary conditions, and finally the need to combine spirituality with the search for social justice.

What Is God

Author : Robert L. Reymond
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God has been downgraded! Can you recognise the God of the Bible from what churches say? Many seem to think that God is limited, primitive and unenlightened. Can you recognise God from scientific announcements? Many scientists are boxed into a self limiting corner, only thinking in exclusively materialistic ways and limiting possibilities open to previous generations of gorund breaking scientific endeavour. Can you recognise God from the media? here religion is only news so long as someone is using God's name in reprehensible way. So it is surprising then, that many people do not know what God is like? The apostle Paul said that everyone on some level already knows that God exists (even atheists!). So the more important question exists but 'What is God' This is the question that Robert Reymond sets out to answer in his book.

What Is God

Author : Jacob Needleman
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In his most deeply personal work, religious scholar Needleman cuts a clear path through today?s clamorous debates over the existence of God, illuminating an entirely new way of approaching the question of how to understand a higher power. I n this new book, philosopher Jacob Needleman? whose voice and ideas have done so much to open the West to esoteric and Eastern religious ideas in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries?intimately considers humanity?s most vital question: What is God? Needleman begins by taking us more than a half century into the past, to his own experience as a brilliant, promising, Ivyeducated student of philosophy?atheistic, existential, and unwilling to blindly accept childish religiosity. But an unsettling meeting with the venerated Zen teacher D. T. Suzuki, combined with the sudden need to accept a dreary position teaching the philosophy of religion, forced the young academician to look more closely at the religious ideas he had once thought dead. Within traditional religious texts the scholar discovered a core of esoteric and philosophical ideas, more mature and challenging than anything he had ever associated with Judaism, Christianity, and the religions of the East. At the same time, Needleman came to realize?as he shares with the reader?that ideas and words are not enough. Ideas and words, no matter how profound, cannot prevent hatred, arrogance, and ultimate despair, and cannot prevent our individual lives from descending into violence and illusion. And with this insight, Needleman begins to open the reader to a new kind of understanding: The inner realization that in order to lead the lives we were intended for, the very nature of human experience must change, including the very structure of our perception and indeed the very structure of our minds. In What Is God?, Needleman draws us closer to the meaning and nature of this needed change?and shows how our present confusion about the purpose of religion and the concept of God reflects a widespread psychological starvation for this specific quality of thought and experience. In rich and varied detail, the book describes this inner experience?and how almost all of us, atheists and ?believers? alike, actually have been visited by it, but without understanding what it means and why the intentional cultivation of this quality of experience is necessary for the fullness of our existence.

What is God

Author : Etan Boritzer
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What is God? is the first title in Etan Boritzer’s best selling What is? series of Life Concepts books on character education and social issues. What is God? is an introduction to the comparative study of major world’s religions. Author Boritzer explores the different teachers and books available for trying to answer one of “the biggest question of all” in a way that teaches respect and acceptance for the diversity and the similarities of views on this difficult topic.

What Is God Like

Author : Stonecroft Ministries
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The infinite characteristics of God are ultimately beyond comprehension. But in this six-week study, as people consider His attributes and plans, they will move from knowing about God to actually experiencing His powerful presence in their lives. As they read selected Bible passages, consider helpful explanations and applications, and respond to thought-provoking questions, they will come to know God better and increasingly bring Him glory in their everyday lives. About This Series: Stonecroft Bible Studies encourage people to know God and grow in His love through exploration of His life-transforming Word, the Bible. Each book is designed for both seekers and new believers and includes easy-to-understand explanations and applications of Bible passages plus study questions.

What is God or the Laughing philosopher s conversation with a Protestant clergyman Wherein the similarity between the worship of Bacchus and the spirit of Christian devotion is fully demonstrated and the divinity of omnipotent nature proclaimed and defended By Democritus

Author : pseud DEMOCRITUS
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What Is God s Will for My Life

Author : Richard A. Jensen
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What Is God

Author : Joseph F. Girzone
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Based on the idea that God is all around us, the author provides a simple answer to one of history's most complex questions

What Is God s Will for My Life

Author : John Ortberg
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Let’s face it: making decisions is hard—especially when it comes to the big stuff like, Should I marry this person? Am I in the wrong job? What should I do with my life? We know that God has a plan for us, but how are we supposed to know what that plan is? In What Is God’s Will for My Life?, bestselling author John Ortberg helps us understand: If God’s will for my life is so important, why doesn’t he just tell me what it is? How can I learn to recognize God’s voice? If I miss God’s guidance on an important decision, am I stuck with “plan B” for the rest of my life? God does have a plan for your life! It’s time to discover what it is.

Who is God Does God Have Shape Or Form

Author : Sudhir Anand
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The first half of the book discusses the Attributes of God based on the Vedas the root scriptures of Hindu religion. One would learn that according to the Vedas there is only One God who is addressed as Om and also by many other names. God is Omnipresent as the Universal Spirit but has no shape or form i.e. God is not anthropomorphic. God is eternal and does not incarnate as a human being. God is Omniscient and the Source of all true knowledge. God is always Blissful and the Source of all Bliss. All individuals have the potential to directly (without intermediaries) acquire bliss and true knowledge from God through the practice of spiritual yogameditation because God exists inside everyones soul. God is Omnipotent, however, Gods omnipotence does not mean that He can do whatever He pleases. Even God follows rules of the material science He has created. God does not perform miracles such as turning a wooden staff into a serpent or vice versa. The second half of the book compares and contrasts beliefs described in the Vedas with those described in the Abrahamic (Jewish, Christian and Muslim) scriptures as well as in later Hindu scriptures such as the Puranas upon which most of the current beliefs and practices of the Hindu religion are based. The book discusses issues such as: Has God been rightly or wrongly described in different ways by Hindus, Jews, Christians and Muslims, or are there many versions of One God because God keeps changing and evolving to suit the needs of various religions? Does God incarnate as a human being as believed by many Hindus and Christians? Has God sent the last prophet as believed by many Muslims? The aim of this book is to promote understanding of One God and His attributes based upon common sense, logic and what is likely to be true.I believe a book discussing Attributes of God is a timely because the fundamentalists of all religions in the past few years are claiming religious superiority. This book discusses whether these claims have valid reasoning or are they the claims of the autocratic hierarchy of the religion. In recent years, especially in the post 9/11/2001 world, many fundamentalist Muslims have claimed Islam to be the only way and they want to convert the whole world to Islam. On the other hand many Christians, especially evangelical Christians consider Christianity to be the only way and would like to convert the entire world to Christianity. Pope Benedict XVI in 2007 stated that Catholic Church is the only true church, reinforcing his belief that Catholicism is superior to other religions. Such claims of religious superiority, along with the need to convert others to the same or similar beliefs as ones own religion does not promote religious harmony or tolerance among people of the world. This book ends with the suggestion and appeal that in this era of mass and often instant communications, God and His name should be used to unite people of different religions and not used for exploitation or to fight with each other because no organized religion has a monopoly on God or the truth.

What Is God Waiting For

Author : Marlinda Ireland
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In a world of fast-food meals, high-speed Internet, and quick solutions, waiting is tough. Sometimes, if we don't get a quick answer to our problems--wanting a child, a mate, a new job, a house-we feel stuck. Where is God? Has he forgotten us? No, says Marlinda Ireland, God has not forgotten! We may be caught in a "divine delay," a time of waiting which holds a purpose and is an opportunity to learn enduring lessons. Learn from the biblical stories of men and women who persevered in waiting for God and discover four primary causes of delayed answers to prayer. Then learn three secrets that help readers mature during a "heavenly holding pattern." Ireland shows how to value a time of waiting for what is desired and offers encouragement and confidence in God's all-knowing love. Step-by-step, through sound biblical principles, she lifts readers out of their frustrations into a renewed passion for the future.

Is God to Blame

Author : Gregory A. Boyd
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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. Pastor Gregory A. Boyd helps us deal with this question honestly and biblically, while avoiding glib answers. Writing for ordinary Christians, Boyd wrestles with a variety of answers that have been offered by theologians and pastors in the past. 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. 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.

What Is God s Kingdom and What Does Citizenship Look Like

Author : César García
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What is God's kingdom? And what does it look like to live as a loyal citizen of God's reign? César García leads us on a searching examination of what it means to belong to God's kingdom, how Jesus' life and ministry demonstrate about our call to seek it first and how our allegiance to Jesus challenges and reshapes our loyalties to political systems and governments. Learn about theological concepts such as the separation of church and state and kingdom ethics, and explore practices for people seeking to embody God's kingdom community. The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God's work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

God

Author : John Bowker
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In this concise introduction to the deity, John Bowker explores how each major religion, and countless philosophers and theologians, have answered the fundamental question: Who or what is God? He also explores why some people believe in God and others do not, and concludes by looking at how our understanding of God continues to evolve in the present day. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

God Is a Family

Author : Stephen Flurry
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No subject has been more misunderstood than the very nature of God. Most who claim to be followers of Christ believe God is a trinity. Yet, how many have actually tried to prove the trinity doctrine according to God’s inspired Word-the Holy Bible? What does the Bible have to say on the subject of the trinity? You might be surprised! In this booklet: • In the Beginning • The Plain Truth About "Elohim" • Father and Son • Man's Ultimate Potential • The Family in Heaven • The Holy Spirit is the Power of God This ebook is offered completely free of charge by the Philadelphia Church of God. However, please not that Google Play will need a verified Google Wallet account which requires your credit card information. In a small number of countries, a temporary authorization of $1 will be charged to your account but will be refunded. This refund can take up to 1 month to process.

What is God Like

Author : Mary E. Erickson
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Uses Bible verses describing God to explain His many attributes and how He cares for us.

What Is God Like

Author : Marie-Agnes Gaudrat
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This book offers young children an opportunity to understand the basic priciples of the Christian message. Its simple and profound language and attractive and meaningful illustrations help parents to answer questions that many young children find difficult to articulate, and to explain basic Christian concepts.

What Is God s Mystery

Author : Michael Cox
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Have you heard about Gods mystery? Were you aware that when God finally revealed the truth of this mystery, its power changed the course of history? What is Gods Mystery? opens anew the door to Gods greatest plan, and explains how it continues to affect each of us today. Plus, have you ever been asked other questions about the Bible that were difficult to answer? We have. These inquiries have come from church members, our family, close friends, and even our own curiosity. As an example, how would you answer a question like, If God made everything (John 1:3) and everything was good (Genesis 1:31), then where did Satan and the demons come from? People have wrestled with questions such as, When we die do we become angels and play harps in heaven? What does the Bible tell us about hell, or the date of the end of time? How can we know Gods will for our lives? Also, what does the Bible say about personal issues such as drinking wine, going to the movies, watching television, or judging others? What is Gods design for sex and marriage in todays changing world? Did you realize Jesus actually mentions four conditions of man? These were questions that we felt deserved deeper answers than the traditional responses. Our concentrated search into Gods Word has resulted in discoveries, supported by scripture, that we believe are so important they need to be made available for anyone who honestly desires to know Gods will. We believe you will find this study very rewarding. And, more importantly, it might spark an interest in studying the Bible that will help you better know its real Author the Lord God Almighty.

What Is God Really Like Expanded Edition

Author : Craig Groeschel
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For the past two years, Craig Groeschel (www.lifechurch.tv) and his church have hosted an international multi-church campaign called ONE PRAYER, a month-long concerted focus on unifying the many different, diverse churches participating by praying together and serving their local communities. In 2009, ONE PRAYER campaign attracted over 2,000 churches and over 1,000,000 church members. Many of these churches are high-profile evangelical churches with pastors who are also successful authors and speakers. The campaign continues to attract interest from more and more churches and ministries. The 2010 campaign, scheduled for June, is expected to grow by 50 percent. This compilation book features chapters by seventeen passionate church leaders, including Andy Stanley, Francis Chan, Jentezen Franklin, Perry Noble, Steven Furtick, and others.