West of Jesus

Filename: west-of-jesus.pdf
ISBN: 1596918357
Release Date: 2008-12-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Steven Kotler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online West of Jesus in PDF and EPUB After spending two years in bed with Lyme disease, Steven Kotler had lost everything: his health, his job, his girl, and, he was beginning to suspect, his mind. Kotler, not a religious man, suddenly found himself drawn to the sport of surfing as if it were the cornerstone of a new faith. Why, he wondered, when there was nothing left to believe in, could he begin to believe in something as unlikely as surfing? What was belief anyway? How did it work in the body, the brain, our culture, and human history? With the help of everyone from rebel surfers to rocket scientists, Kotler undertakes a three-year globetrotting quest. The results are a startling mix of big waves and bigger ideas: a surfer's journey into the biological underpinnings of belief itself.


West of Jesus

Filename: west-of-jesus.pdf
ISBN: 9781596913448
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Steven Kotler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online West of Jesus in PDF and EPUB The author of The Angle Quickest for Flight shares his spiritual quest in search of the ultimate sport of surfing in the wake of a devastating bout with Lyme disease, detailing his three-year surfing odyssey around the world in search of a mysterious legend about a mystical surfer with the power to control the weather. Reprint.


West of Jesus

Filename: west-of-jesus.pdf
ISBN: 1596910518
Release Date: 2006-06-13
Number of pages: 224
Author: Steven Kotler
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Download and read online West of Jesus in PDF and EPUB A spiritual and scientific surf quest. After spending two years in bed with Lyme disease, Steven Kotler had lost everything: his health, his job, his girl, and, he was beginning to suspect, his mind. Kotler, not a religious man, suddenly found himself drawn to the sport of surfing as if it were the cornerstone of a new faith. Why, he wondered, when there was nothing left to believe in, could he begin to believe in something as unlikely as surfing. What was belief anyway? How did it work in the body, the brain, our culture, and human history? Into this mix came a strange story. In 2003, on a surf trip through Mexico, Kotler heard of "the conductor," a mythical surfer who could control the weather. He'd heard this same tale eight years earlier, in Indonesia, but this time something clicked. With the help of everyone from rebel surfers to rocket scientists, Kotler undertakes a three year globetrotting quest for the origins of this legend. The results are a startling mix of big waves and bigger ideas: a surfer's journey into the biological underpinnings of belief itself.


West of Jesus

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ISBN: 9781477141434
Release Date: 2012-09-24
Number of pages: 197
Author: Anthony of the Desert
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Download and read online West of Jesus in PDF and EPUB West of Jesus is a condensed journey through Church history that establishes the Orthodox Church as the Body of Christ, as the Church founded by the Lord Jesus in the first century. Protestantism’s schism ended in the abandonment of Holy Tradition. This resulted in the relegation of sacraments to mere symbols, a misunderstanding of the process of salvation, and other misunderstandings of Scripture.


Into the Light of Jesus

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ISBN: 9781512725186
Release Date: 2016-11-14
Number of pages: 88
Author: Amelinda Casias
Publisher: WestBow Press

Download and read online Into the Light of Jesus in PDF and EPUB Into the Light of Jesus is a book of inspired letters of encouragement from the heart to Jesus. The letters are comprised of entries from the author’s personal journals. They tell of His love, healing, strength, peace, forgiveness, and acceptance.


The Schooldays of Jesus

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ISBN: 9780735222687
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Number of pages: 272
Author: J. M. Coetzee
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Schooldays of Jesus in PDF and EPUB LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE From the Nobel Prize-winning author J. M. Coetzee, the haunting sequel to The Childhood of Jesus, continuing the journey of Davíd, Simón, and Inés “When you travel across the ocean on a boat, all your memories are washed away and you start a completely new life. That is how it is. There is no before. There is no history. The boat docks at the harbour and we climb down the gangplank and we are plunged into the here and now. Time begins.” Davíd is the small boy who is always asking questions. Simón and Inés take care of him in their new town, Estrella. He is learning the language; he has begun to make friends. He has the big dog Bolívar to watch over him. But he’ll be seven soon and he should be at school. And so, with the guidance of the three sisters who own the farm where Simón and Inés work, Davíd is enrolled in the Academy of Dance. It’s here, in his new golden dancing slippers, that he learns how to call down the numbers from the sky. But it’s here, too, that he will make troubling discoveries about what grown-ups are capable of. In this mesmerizing allegorical tale, Coetzee deftly grapples with the big questions of growing up, of what it means to be a “parent,” the constant battle between intellect and emotion, and how we choose to live our lives. From the Hardcover edition.


Deer Hunting with Jesus

Filename: deer-hunting-with-jesus.pdf
ISBN: 0307449572
Release Date: 2008-06-24
Number of pages: 288
Author: Joe Bageant
Publisher: Broadway Books

Download and read online Deer Hunting with Jesus in PDF and EPUB A raucous, truth-telling look at the white working poor--and why they hate liberalism. Deer Hunting with Jesus is web columnist Joe Bageant’s report on what he learned when he moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, which-like countless American small towns-is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. By turns brutal, tender, incendiary, and seriously funny, this book is a call to arms for fellow progressives with little real understanding of "the great beery, NASCAR-loving, church-going, gun-owning America that has never set foot in a Starbucks."


Why Jesus

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ISBN: 9780892963096
Release Date: 2012-01-25
Number of pages: 256
Author: Ravi Zacharias
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Why Jesus in PDF and EPUB The author believes that over the past forty years movements like New Age spirituality and society's obsession with human potential have combined like a "perfect storm" to redefine for popular culture what has been for centuries the classic biblical definition of the person, work, and teaching of Jesus Christ. In WHY JESUS?, Ravi Zacharias looks at the impact of this "storm" by discussing the 60s-70s "Age of Aquarius," actor Shirley MacLaine's book and TV series Out On a Limb, author James Redfield (The Celestine Prophecy), Rhonda Byrne (The Secret), Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), and other books by Eckart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, the Dali Lama, and Marianne Williamson. Special attention will be given to the influence of Oprah Winfrey's media platform in reshaping society by introducing and promoting certain books and authors. Major new age and human potential tenets will be discussed like: the belief that we are all gods and have to discover our divinity; Jesus was only a good teacher; Christianity is but one among many ways to eternal life; reincarnation is real; Jesus was married; truth is relative; there is no sin; and perfection is possible. The truth of and the arguments for the bodily resurrection of Jesus will be presented as the most important argument for the exclusive claims about Jesus and Christianity.


Children s Ministry in the Way of Jesus

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ISBN: 9780830864683
Release Date: 2013-11-04
Number of pages: 207
Author: David M. Csinos
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Download and read online Children s Ministry in the Way of Jesus in PDF and EPUB Attract kids to church, the logic often goes, and you get parents in the pews. All that's left, then, is to get the kids out of the way. Here children's ministers David Csinos and Ivy Beckwith draw on research in human development and spiritual formation to show how children become disciples and churches become centers of lifelong discipleship. For too long, the local church has focused primarily on programs for children rather than ways of doing ministry with children. But in light of emerging missional movements, the church is changing and forming a new kind of ecclesial culture. And children's ministry must follow suit. Csinos and Beckwith propose a new way of thinking for these modern churches—they suggest that children can contribute to our theological understandings, as well as invest in and practice Biblical justice just like adult church members. Here is a unique resource that explores children's ministry in light of true spiritual formation and discipleship.


The Challenge of Jesus

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ISBN: 9780830822003
Release Date: 1999-10-14
Number of pages: 202
Author: N. T. Wright
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Download and read online The Challenge of Jesus in PDF and EPUB The author presents a study of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century as he challenges Christians to discover more of the background of Jesus.


The Songs of Jesus

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ISBN: 9780698197886
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Number of pages: 368
Author: Timothy Keller
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Songs of Jesus in PDF and EPUB Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller writes the book his readers have been asking for: A year-long daily devotional, beautifully designed with gilt edges and a gold ribbon marker. The Book of Psalms is known as the Bible’s songbook—Jesus knew all 150 psalms intimately, and relied on them to face every situation, including his death. Two decades ago, Tim Keller began reading the entire Book of Psalms every month. The Songs of Jesus is based on his accumulated years of study, insight, and inspiration recorded in his prayer journals. Kathy Keller came to reading the psalms as a support during an extended illness. Together they have distilled the meaning of each verse, inviting readers into the vast wisdom of the psalms. If you have no devotional life yet, this book is a wonderful way to start. If you already spend time in study and prayer, understanding every verse of the psalms will bring you a new level of intimacy with God, unlocking your purpose within God’s kingdom. From the Hardcover edition.


Seeking Allah Finding Jesus

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ISBN: 9780310527244
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Number of pages: 368
Author: Nabeel Qureshi
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Seeking Allah Finding Jesus in PDF and EPUB In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, now expanded with bonus content, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in the world’s greatest religions. Engaging and thought-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man’s heart?and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus. "I have seldom seen such genuine intellect combined with passion to match ... truly a 'must-read' book."—Ravi Zacharias


The Islamic Jesus

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ISBN: 9781250088703
Release Date: 2017-02-14
Number of pages: 288
Author: Mustafa Akyol
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Download and read online The Islamic Jesus in PDF and EPUB “A welcome expansion of the fragile territory known as common ground.” —The New York Times When Reza Aslan’s bestseller Zealot came out in 2013, there was criticism that he hadn’t addressed his Muslim faith while writing the origin story of Christianity. In fact, Ross Douthat of The New York Times wrote that “if Aslan had actually written in defense of the Islamic view of Jesus, that would have been something provocative and new.” Mustafa Akyol’s The Islamic Jesus is that book. The Islamic Jesus reveals startling new truths about Islam in the context of the first Muslims and the early origins of Christianity. Muslims and the first Christians—the Jewish followers of Jesus—saw Jesus as not divine but rather as a prophet and human Messiah and that salvation comes from faith and good works, not merely as faith, as Christians would later emphasize. What Akyol seeks to reveal are how these core beliefs of Jewish Christianity, which got lost in history as a heresy, emerged in a new religion born in 7th Arabia: Islam. Akyol exposes this extraordinary historical connection between Judaism, Jewish Christianity and Islam—a major mystery unexplored by academia. From Jesus’ Jewish followers to the Nazarenes and Ebionites to the Qu’ran’s stories of Mary and Jesus, The Islamic Jesus will reveal links between religions that seem so contrary today. It will also call on Muslims to discover their own Jesus, at a time when they are troubled by their own Pharisees and Zealots.


Jesus on Trial

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ISBN: 9781621572770
Release Date: 2014-09-08
Number of pages: 406
Author: David Limbaugh
Publisher: Regnery Publishing

Download and read online Jesus on Trial in PDF and EPUB New York Times Bestseller! In Jesus on Trial, David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking: making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ. Limbaugh, a practicing attorney and former professor of law, approaches the canonical gospels with the same level of scrutiny he would apply to any legal document and asks all the necessary questions about the story of Jesus told through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. His analysis of the texts becomes profoundly personal as he reflects on his own spiritual and intellectual odyssey from determined skeptic to devout Christian. Ultimately, Limbaugh concludes that the words Christians have treasured for centuries stand up to his exhaustive inquiry—including his examination of historical and religious evidence beyond the gospels—and thereby affirms Christian faith, spirituality, and tradition.


The Mystical Teachings of Jesus

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ISBN: 9949518229
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Number of pages: 348
Author: Kim Michaels
Publisher: More to Life Pub

Download and read online The Mystical Teachings of Jesus in PDF and EPUB The teachings in this book have helped hundreds of thousands of people gain a deeper appreciation for Jesus's teachings about the mystical path that he taught 2,000 years ago and that he still teaches today for those who are able to make an inner connection with him. Today many people cannot find a lasting heart connection to the real Jesus and his teachings because, according to most Christian churches, Jesus no longer talks to us. In reality, Jesus is a spiritual being and he is working to help all people who are able to raise their consciousness and attune to his Presence. For the past 2,000 years he has maintained a line of communication through those who have been willing to serve as messengers for his Living Word and who have pursued an understanding of his true message instead of settling for official Christian doctrines. In this book, the ascended Jesus reveals the mystical teachings that he gave to his most advanced disciples. He explains why his true teachings are as relevant today as they were two millennia ago and how you can develop a personal relationship with him-one of the most remarkable spiritual teachers of all time. Once you admit that mainstream religious traditions have not answered your questions about life, it is truly liberating to read the profound and meaningful answers in this book. Encouraging, moving and profound, this enlightening book will help you attain inner attunement with Jesus, even mystical union with him. You will learn how to: -recognize the silent, inner voice of Christ in your heart -achieve permanent inner peace and happiness by getting connected with the Christ Consciousness -heal yourself from emotional wounds -get guidance from Jesus, who is your greatest teacher and friend -communicate directly with Jesus"