Jesus Religion

Author: Jefferson Bethke
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781400205400
Release Date: 2013-10-14
Genre: Religion

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Abandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved. Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The 4-minute video literally became an overnight sensation, with 7 million YouTube views in its first 48 hours (and 23+ million in a year). The message blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged. In Jesus > Religion, Bethke unpacks similar contrasts that he drew in the poem—highlighting the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior. Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he’s not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion.

The World From Outside Its Box

Author: Brent Lang
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457548864
Release Date: 2016-10-24
Genre: Self-Help

The World from Outside Its Box takes an in-depth look at what many of us do not consider as we get caught up in our everyday routines, our collection of thoughts and emotions that wrap us up into what we think is our reality. The World from Outside Its Box is exactly that, a world from outside its box.

The Heavens of Idolatry

Author: Lisa Stough
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781512705836
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Self-Help

So you say youre not a perfectionist. Your idea of a perfectionist is someone who is well on their way to being perfect, and that does not describe you. Perfectionism is so cleverly disguised by its symptoms and ripple effects, but the problem is the same at the heartidolatry. The Heavens of Idolatry challenges Christ followers to consider the possibility that other gods may have set up a throne in their heart. As believers we may find ourselves living to please these gods, with our identity and worth hanging in the balance of acceptance. Or, being the diligent Christians that we are, we may have elevated ourselves by setting impossible standards for someone else. It is the striving and confusion that ensue that causes big problems in a persons life. Lisa Stough writes to fellow perfectionists as well as all Christians who are tired of hiding inside their Sunday clothes, who have given up on God all together, or who might be wondering what the big deal is about perfectionism. She brings Scripture, insight, and experience together into a journey you can call your own.

Paul as a Problem in History and Culture

Author: Patrick Gray
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781493403332
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Religion

As one of the most significant figures in the history of Western civilization, the apostle Paul has influenced and inspired countless individuals and institutions. But for some, he holds a controversial place in Christianity. This engaging book explores why many people have been wary of Paul and what their criticisms reveal about the church and the broader culture. Patrick Gray brings intellectual and cultural history into conversation with study of the New Testament, providing a balanced account and assessment of widespread antipathy to Paul and exploring what the controversy tells us about ourselves.

Dirty God

Author: Johnnie Moore
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780849964206
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Religion

In Dirty God: Jesus in the Trenches, Johnnie Moore draws on both Scripture and his extensive experience with other cultures and religions to show how the God of the Bible is unique in his willingness to be near us in all of our messiness. Moore outlines the central importance of the doctrine of grace while introducing readers to a humble and human Jesus who reaches out to us at our worst and pulls us up to our best. Grace, Moore argues, is something that is both gotten and given, and the two-part structure of the book allows readers to explore both of these dynamics. By offering hope rather than condemnation and showing the practical applications of grace in today’s world, Dirty God will appeal to both the committed Christian and the spiritual seeker looking for a more authentic faith. Challenging and engaging, Dirty God is sure to establish Johnnie Moore as an emerging voice for Millennial and Gen-X evangelicals for years to come.

Psychiatric Emergencies in Family Practice

Author: J. Pollitt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400931916
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical

Crises are not a feature of depressive illness; but this illness needs to be considered in the diagnoses of three acute emergencies: the agitated patient, the withdrawn patient and the suicidal patient. A. The agitated patient. Restless, anguished, phrenetic and impor tunate behaviour. Differential diagnoses include hypomania, acute anxiety and grief, hysteria, drug intoxication, thyrotoxicosis, cerebrovascular accident or cerebral tumour. Agitated depression carries a relatively high risk of suicide. Management usually requires admission and use of adequate doses of antidepressant and neuroleptic drugs, and often ECT. B. The withdrawn patient who avoids social contacts and obligations and is often slowed up in mind and body. Differential diagnoses in clude schizophrenia, CVA or tumour, hysteria and semi-coma includ ing drug intoxication. Withdrawn and retarded patients with depres sive illness are at risk of failing to eat or care for themselves. C. The suicidal patient. May present as unexpected, inexplicable coma; a badly cut patient may be confused by the doctor with acci dent or assault. The immediate emergency is medical or surgical: treatment is for coma, bleeding or asphyxia, and requires immediate admission to casualty. The first presentation of depression is always a minor emergency as it may be the only attempt the patient makes to see a doctor. Diagnosis must be positive, based on the recognition of depres sive features, not negative, based on the exclusion of other dis eases. The cardinal symptoms of depressive illness: 1. Disturbed sleep pattern. 2. Change in appetite for food.

Deliverance from Toxic Memories

Author: Ken Harrington
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 9780768484915
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Religion

Bondage to the past is not God’s plan for your present When a young elephant is chained up by its trainer, the animal’s initial response is to try and escape. Several attempts later, the elephant recognizes that freedom is not possible and accepts the chains as normal. Once this is “learned”, the trainer can use a simple rope to hold one of the most powerful animals. The same thing happens to many people with their minds. They become used to unhealthy patterns of thinking and destructive memories. Sadly, it becomes embraced as “normal life.” This is not God’s perfect will for you! Authors Ken and Jeanne Harrington provide extensive research and relevant Bible teaching empowering you to experience freedom today by: Understanding how toxic memories negatively impact your physical and spiritual health Exposing the lies you believe about yourself and replace them with transformational Truth Positioning you to live in the love and complete forgiveness of God Reclaim your memories and take your life back!

More Than a Story

Author: Scott Krippayne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781878990839
Release Date: 1998-03-01
Genre: Religion

Scott Krippayne, one of Christian music's most popular new songwriters and performers opens his heart in this book, inviting you to join him on a journey of faith--a journey of discovery and growth.

Jesus for Most People

Author: Emanuel Polioudakis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456828673
Release Date: 2010-12-16
Genre: Religion

“Jesus for Most People” is for people who believe God used the Big Bang to create the universe, used evolution to create people, and sent Jesus to teach. The book updates the Enlightenment outlook. It summarizes scholarly work on Jesus and the early Church. It explains the biological evolution of morality and it looks there for clues about God. Some ideas here about Jesus and about the evolution of morality are new but not silly. The book builds a solid base for reasonable belief, so people can avoid religious and secular wackiness.