Life is constantly changing and with every new season comes a new set of challenges. As you prepare to leave high school behind and move into a new season of college and “adulting” this book will serve as a guide to help you maintain and grow your faith in college. In the pages of this short book you’ll letters from college freshman, 10 ideas that will help prepare you for what’s ahead, and questions to help you process and apply what you’ve read. My hope is that by the end of this book you will walk away challenged, encouraged and prepared before you go…
Does the Bible have any relevance in the 21st century? In this thought-provoking book Jim Vincent asks whether the Bible can still be considered divinely-inspired and whether its moral code has any applicability today, before going on to examine the Old and New Testaments in detail and to assess how much of them remains acceptable to the unbiased reader. The concluding chapter argues that the church must set aside its traditional view of the Bible as its holy book if it is to grow into adulthood and present a Christianity that is both credible and contemporary. It proposes that the church, as also the individual, may find a new lease of life in freeing itself from the constraints of ‘holy scripture’ and in evolving a new form of non-exclusive Christianity that is adaptable to changes in science, psychology, secular law and society.
The book is written from the perspective of the Christian Agnostic/Atheist who finds it impossible to reconcile large parts of the Bible – and the doctrines that flow from it – with modern thought. It is not an unmitigated attack on the church or the Bible. On the contrary, it represents a positive recommendation for change.
The book is not intended for the scholar. It is written for the general reader who has an interest in contemporary Christianity and its future – and, indeed, in whether Christianity can be said to have a future at all.
Targeted Age Group:: 25-80
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This book was written out of an increasing inability to accept huge swathes of the Bible, as it is traditionally presented by the church. I came to realise that dwindling church attendance over the past 100 years is due primarily to the increase in education and the (thoroughly-desirable) notion that people should think for themselves. The inevitable consequence of this is that the vast majority of people no longer consider the Bible to have any relevance. Hence, the question I raise in this book: Should the Church Abandon the Bible?. And if the church is to abandon the Bible, what should it replace it with?
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God is a Treasure Seeker who pursues a relationship with us, His lost treasure. We, the searchers, are looking for the one priceless thing that makes life meaningful. Once we discover and enter this relationship, God assumes the role of Master Jeweler who lovingly shapes, refines, polishes, and incorporates our flaws, transforming us into the beautiful jewels we are meant to be. The Treasure Seeker speaks especially to women, helping them feel valued while incorporating scripture for life application. Unique accompaniments include the “lost” parables: lost sheep, lost coin, prodigal son, pearl of great price, and lost treasure in the field. The Treasure Seeker is enriched with folklore of lost treasure tales, treasure and gemstone trivia clips, and points to ponder at the end of each chapter. Women have the opportunity to identify their gemstone makeup including their flaws. Ideal for women longing to deepen their relationship with Christ, and for spiritual seekers trying to grasp the message of the cross. Excellent for independent readership or small group study. Revised edition 2018.
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Seldom do mainstream Christian publishers embrace a book about Jesus Christ’s life told from a Jewish point of view.
Nobel Prize candidate author and spiritual thinker Shlomo Kalo presents a vivid, moving, scripture-based look at the last three years of Jesus, telling of the experiences of Jesus from a unique, profound, and painful Jewish point of view, and bringing a new understanding to the words of Jesus.
The Day is Coming provides deep insights into the time and message of Jesus that will excite and contribute to traditional thinking about Jesus Christ. It culminates in the beautiful concluding chapter where among others, a new inspiring interpretation is introduced to the known verse: “Eli, Eli, why have you forsaken me?”
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Winner of a Gold Medal from the Nonfiction Author’s Association! Also a Pinnacle Achievement Award winner for Poetry! Winner of two Gold Medals from Royal Dragonfly Book Awards for Poetry and Religion/Spiritual and a Finalist in the Book Excellence Awards!
In this rare collection of nonfiction Christian poetry and prose based on real life experiences, Diamante Lavendar, a victim of abuse, shows the reader the raw emotions of pain, hate, and denial that occur before a victim of abuse can find a way to heal from the pains of assault. Knowing herself the very difficult journey of being a victim, Diamante was abused as a child, and turned to alcohol and drugs to numb the pain. Many years later, she started to heal under God’s watchful eyes and was able to find love in her life again. She shares these truly inspiring, religious poems in the hopes that it may help other victims heal their hurts, as she did while writing the poetry collection.
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The book contains 35 parables that Jesus gave to us, plus a few of His sayings, that are also marked as parables.
Jesus started out His ministry by giving us the parable of new ways and old ways, then the principle of sowing and reaping. Followed by teaching parables and kingdom parables, and ending with prophetic and warning parables. Each parable is presented in a clear way having a concise summary after it. Thus, trying not to detract from the spoken parable, but rather allowing the reader to meditate further on the truth of the parable. For God’s Word and teachings must always remain the centerpiece of the study.
The book shows you the importance of understanding the parables, for prophecy tells us that if we do understand them we would then be converted and healed. This by itself should be ample reason to desire to understand the parables of the Bible.
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HIS & HERS CHRISTMAS
Karen & Carlton Mead will go their separate ways this Christmas, except the mesh of lies they tell will teach them an important lesson – that love & family are what really matters. (Romantic Comedy)
KISS ME, SANTA
TV baking star, Padgett Greene finds true love where she least expects it, in the kind heart of an ex-con, turned Santa Claus, named Brutus Pope. (Contemporary Fiction)
WELCOME TO WONDERLAND
Co-workers and arch-enemies, Laurie Gray and Skelley Black experience a series of strange realistic dreams that change their hearts toward each other. (Contemporary Fiction/Fantasy)
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM FLORIDA
Fashion model, Whitney Hobart sneaks off to Florida to solve her Christmas blues and meets hotel manager, Fletcher Collins, who needs to believe in the holiday as much as she does this year. (Contemporary Fiction)
Can Rachel forgive herself for past decisions, and open her heart to love again?
A Christian Romance:
Rachel King lost everything that was important to her. After her husband dies unexpectedly, she loses their home and business; she loses it all. After months of struggling, she is just starting to put her life back together when she receives a letter from an attorney—a letter that totally turns her life upside down.
Without Regrets takes you through the heart-wrenching ordeal of one woman’s journey to forgiveness as she struggles with the “what ifs” of life. She knows she has God’s forgiveness, but can she forgive herself for past decisions that hurt others, and open her heart to love again?
This book is written as a practical healing journey, not just as a academia book on healing. Guiding the reader through the Word of God in a logical progression of steps, making one aware of the power behind the Word, for Jesus came to give us life and life more abundantly, John 10:10. God’s Word is able to meet all of our needs if we but let His Word work in our lives. The Word can heal us both emotional, physically and bring us into a closer and a deeper relationship with Him.
The book addresses many relevant topics in every day language concerning God’s Word. There are many short and concise chapter topics, that makes for easy reading.