Download or read The Magnificent Defeat PDF, written by Frederick Buechner and published by New York, Seabury Press 1966. This book was released on 1966 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of sermons in the form of meditations on various aspects of the religiously meaningful life grouped about the themes of surrender, love, and grace.
Download or read Secrets in the Dark PDF, written by Frederick Buechner and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-03-17 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Frederick Buechner has long been a kindred spirit to those who find elements of doubt as constant companions on their journey of faith. He is a passionate writer and preacher who can alter lives with a simple phrase. Buechner's words, both written and spoken, have the power to revolutionize and revitalize belief and faith. He reveals the presence of God in the midst of daily life. He faces and embraces difficult questions and doubt as essential components of our lives, rather than as enemies that destroy us. "Listen to your life!" is his clarion call. This theme pervades this definitive collection of sermons, delivered throughout Buechner's lifetime. Presented chronologically, they provide a clear picture of the development of his theology and thinking. Reflecting Buechner's exquisite gift for storytelling and his compassionate pastor's heart, Secrets in the Dark will inspire laughter, hope, and bring great solace. Turn the pages and rediscover what it means to be thoughtful about faith. See why this renowned writer has been quoted in countless pulpits and beloved by Americans for generations.
Download or read Preaching in Pictures PDF, written by Peter Jonker and published by Abingdon Press. This book was released on 2015-05-19 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The preachers’ words are meant to connect, to resonate with and influence hearers. Too often, sermons fall short. Preaching in Pictures: Using Images for Sermons that Connect shows how to choose, use, and illustrate a controlling image in every sermon. Readers learn how one effective image can cause the proclaimed word to sink in and transform the listener. Peter Jonker helps readers to build skill and confidence, with practical instruction, examples, and straightforward teaching. “Good preaching isn’t just the dissemination of information; it is a conduit of Spirit-empowered formation. Such formative preaching doesn’t convince the intellect; it captures the imagination. A controlling image has the power to do just this—to capture the imagination. Peter Jonker invites preachers to understand and to effectively use controlling images for formation of the hearer. This great book is erudite and accessible, theoretically grounded and yet intensely practical, complete with exercises. I’ll be pointing preachers to it from now on.” --James K.A. Smith, author of Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation “Preaching in Pictures opened eyes of my imagination. I can’t wait to write my next sermon.” --Heidi DeJonge Pastor, Westside Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, Kingston, Ontario “Peter Jonker offers preachers practical ways to connect the gospel in the hearts of listeners, with a wealth of helpful examples. This is a fresh and welcome perspective, just the book for preachers whose sermons have reached their shelf life and are in need of new energy.” --John Michael Rottman, Professor of Preaching Calvin Theological Seminary “Sane, balanced, assured--but also strikingly insightful--Peter Jonker's writing is a sheer gift to anyone interested in eventful preaching. Every page is worth pondering. Jonker writes with great verve and authority.” --Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Author of Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists
Download or read The Human Condition in Biblical Perspective PDF, written by Harold C. Warlick and published by CSS Publishing. This book was released on 1998 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A renowned Christian communicator revises portions of his previously published material and together with a newly organized thematic format and updated focus addresses the religious issues and questions of our day. In today's clamoring society Warlick applies theological reflection and ethical study to troubling and difficult issues.Hal Warlick is a foremost Christian educator/preacher who is not afraid to handle some of the most difficult theological and ethical issues. But he writes every day language as he makes the connection between biblical concepts and emergent human conditions. Each chapter is accompanied by Scripture reference and appropriate footnotes.
Download or read To Right Every Wrong PDF, written by Dave Andrews and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-01-21 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dave Andrews’s latest book, To Right Every Wrong, is the last in the Dave Andrews Legacy Series. It is a funny, sad, brutally honest retrospective, reflecting on what it has meant for him and his family to seek to live a lifetime dedicated to love and justice. The reflections in this book, subtitled The Making and Unmaking of One Improbable Minor Prophet, come in three parts—the personal, the prophetical, and the paradoxical. The personal part explores Andrews’s experience of the radical, compassionate spirituality that he shares with wife, Angie, and which has shaped their way of life as a family in community with marginalized and disadvantaged groups of people. The prophetical part explores Andrews’s embrace of the “strange,” “crazy,” “improbable” call he felt to be a prophet, which he has sought to flesh out in classic prophetic roles—as an interrogator, a protester, a practitioner, and an inspirator—in contemporary prophetic contexts characterized by poverty and violence. The paradoxical part explores Andrews’s making and unmaking as a minor prophet, critically constructing and deconstructing the more confrontational aspects of the prophetic roles he has played in order to be able to practice more sensitive pastoral care.
Download or read No Business as Usual PDF, written by Bruce L. Taylor and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2019-10-24 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this companion volume to The Word in the Wind: Sermons for the Lectionary, Year A, Advent through Eastertide, Bruce Taylor provides a collection of theologically rich, sacramentally sensitive, and biblically centered sermons for the Sundays and feast days for Pentecost and the remainder of the liturgical year commonly referred to as “Ordinary Time.” The compilation includes a sampling of story sermons and, in an appendix to the lectionary-based homilies, a sermon that was delivered at the invitation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) as part of the preparation for the denomination’s General Assembly in 2008, challenging the church to remember and remain faithful to its prophetic heritage. Using the full range of Old Testament, epistle, and Gospel readings commended by the Common Lectionary (Revised), this collection encourages preachers to use the lectionary as an opportunity to explore homiletically the whole range of scriptural themes for their congregations, and offers all readers thoughtful reflections on living faithfully in regular engagement with Word and Sacrament.
Download or read The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching PDF, written by Matthew D. Kim and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2021-04-20 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Haddon Robinson's widely used and influential text, Biblical Preaching, has influenced generations of students and preachers. In The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching, trusted leading evangelical homileticians, teachers of preaching, and experienced pastors demonstrate that Robinson's "big idea" approach to expository preaching still works in today's diverse cultures and fast-paced world. This accessible resource offers an insider's view on figuring out the big idea of each book of the Bible, helping preachers and teachers check their interpretation of particular biblical books and passages. The contributors offer tips on how to divide each book of the Bible into preaching and teaching passages, guidance on difficult passages and verses, cultural perspectives for faithful application, and suggested resources for interpreting, preaching, and teaching. Pastors, teachers, Bible study leaders, small groups, and college and seminary students and professors will find a wealth of valuable information in this resource.
Download or read Cengage Advantage Books World History PDF, written by William J. Duiker and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-11 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of WORLD HISTORY, 8th Edition, offers readers the complete narrative with only the most essential features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences of the human past, and identifies key patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history is integrated into a chronological framework to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This approach helps students link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, and consequently see the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY includes over 100 maps and excerpts of over 100 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY, 8th Edition (Chapters 1−30); Volume I: To 1800 (Chapters 1−18); Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 14−30). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Download or read Laughter in a Genevan Gown PDF, written by Marie-Hélène Davies and published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. This book was released on 1983 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read God Is Not Fair Thank God PDF, written by George E. Thompson and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2014-02-05 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Life is not fair. What does this reality imply about the nature of God and the destiny of human beings? In this engaging book, Thompson asserts that "fairness" is not an expectation of the faithful within the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. Biblical narrative discloses the mystery of a paradoxical deity that indwells with the suffering of creation and thereby provides a mercy that exceeds the evasive goal of fairness. The process of healing and redemption of this cracked creation occurs through the tears and suffering of the biblical God whose authentic power is revealed within divine vulnerability and weakness. The Jesus of history truly manifested the fullness of this paradoxical God, for he disclosed the richness of the divine Being by emptying himself and taking the form of a redemptive servant. When the church grasps for power and control, avoids compassionate and costly ministries among the poor and powerless, and renders primary focus upon gaining heavenly rewards, it rejects its Christ-centered mission, relinquishes its paradoxical purpose, and ceases to strive toward becoming an extension of the incarnation. Thompson explores various paradoxical facets of each person of the Trinity and richly illustrates with stories from his vast experience as a parish theologian.
Download or read History of Clinton County Indiana PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1886 with total page 962 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read History of LaPorte County Indiana PDF, written by Charles C. Chapman and published by . This book was released on 1880 with total page 928 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read The Write Stuff PDF, written by Sondra B. Willobee and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 2009-01-16 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With clarity and wit, preacher and writer Sondra Willobee explores the joyful process of crafting effective sermons. Gathering the strategies of good writers, Willobee shows how to capture and keep listeners' attention, how to generate suspense through structure, and how to increase impact with vivid language. In addition, Willobee offers examples, exercises, and reflections that help turn each chapter into a preaching workshop. The result is a book that will rekindle the creativity of experienced preachers and help new preachers develop their own compelling voices.
Download or read A New Conversation PDF, written by Robert Boak Slocum and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-02-22 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In these twenty-nine essays, Episcopalians consider the tradition and the future of their church—its theology, its polity, its missiology. These “new conversations” come from ministers of every order (bishop, priest, deacon, laity) and from practiced hands at many ministries (education, theology, music, chaplaincy, and spiritual direction). Several essayists write urgently that the Episcopal Church must change if it is to survive. Others contend—with equal fervor—that American Anglicanism can work if Episcopalians will reclaim and reaffirm their liturgical, spiritual, and theological heritage. Between these views are other writers who suggest that points of supposed opposition might indeed coexist in the church of the future—taking vibrant, and perhaps paradoxical, new forms.
Download or read Of Fiction and Faith PDF, written by W. Dale Brown and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 1997 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Of Fiction and Faith features personal interviews with twelve of America's most significant writers, interviews which provide a window into the personal and literary lives of writers with special focus on their attitudes towards issues of faith.
Download or read Keeping the Feast PDF, written by Milton Brasher-Cunningham and published by Church Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2012-09 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Accessible spiritual narratives of the meal as Communion, plus recipes, by a well-known blogger, widely-traveled musician, and retreat leader "This is a book about what nourishes us: food, faith, family, and friends, and how all of those elements are essential ingredients of Communion-in fact how every meal of our lives holds an invitation to the Sacred Meal. As I say in the opening chapter, 'What the Gospel writers don't seem to scrimp on are stories of Jesus eating, or at least stories about Jesus and food. He eats, feeds, talks about food, and even calls himself the Bread of Life, right down to that last night in the Upper Room...where they sat around the table and he wrapped it all up with a meal—The Meal—as his ultimate metaphor.'" —from the Introduction
Download or read History of Hendricks County Indiana PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1885 with total page 755 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: