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Hard Questions, Real Answers

Hard Questions, Real Answers

  • Author: William Lane Craig
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • ISBN: 1433516845
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
  • View: 1892
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Why doesn't God answer my prayers? If God is so powerful, why does evil exist? And if He is so good, why do we suffer? Nonbelievers, and even Christians, are often troubled by questions about suffering, doubt, failure, and unanswered prayer. Yet careful, compassionate answers are hard to find, in part because evangelicals have not taken the life of the mind seriously enough. The intellectual currents of our day are just too strong for simplistic responses. In Hard Questions, Real Answers, William Lane Craig doesn't offer trite phrases or pat answers-he offers honest insights gained from a life of study and ministry. Readers in the midst of doubt and confusion will find real answers to these perplexing questions and learn to stand on the only sure foundation for hope-God Himself. This expanded new edition includes chapters on abortion and homosexuality to help readers know how to think about these volatile social issues.

A Reasonable Response

A Reasonable Response

Answers to Tough Questions on God, Christianity, and the Bible

  • Author: William Lane Craig,Joe Gorra
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • ISBN: 0802483844
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 432
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Followers of Jesus need not fear hard questions or objections against Christian belief. In A Reasonable Response, renowned Christian philosopher and apologist William Lane Craig offers dozens of examples of how some of the most common challenges to Christian thought can be addressed, including: Why does God allow evil? How can I be sure God exists? Why should I believe that the Bible is trustworthy? How does modern science relate to the Christian worldview? What evidence do we have that Jesus rose from the dead? Utilizing real questions submitted to his popular website ReasonableFaith.org, Dr. Craig models well-reasoned, skillful, and biblically informed interaction with his inquirers. A Reasonable Response goes beyond merely talking about apologetics; it shows it in action. With cowriter Joseph E. Gorra, this book also offers advice about envisioning and practicing the ministry of answering people’s questions through the local church, workplace, and in online environments. Whether you're struggling to respond to tough objections or looking for answers to your own intellectual questions, A Reasonable Response will equip you with sound reasoning and biblical truth.

Now, That's a Good Question!

Now, That's a Good Question!

  • Author: R. C. Sproul
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781414328096
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 496
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Now That's a Good Question! answers more than 300 challenging questions about life and faith. Sproul, a distinguished theologian and educator, address doctrinal points and contemporary issues such as euthanasia, evolution, and abortion. His answers cover over three hundred topics in a personable, easy-to-read style that's perfect for the lay person. New believers as well as those older in the faith will find this book a great resource for those challenging questions of life and faith.

His Thoughts Said...His Father Said...

His Thoughts Said...His Father Said...

Real-World Answers to the Hard Questions of Life

  • Author: Amy Carmichael
  • Publisher: CLC Publications
  • ISBN: 1619580357
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 108
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Amy Carmichael voices the inner thoughts we all have that bring discouragement, doubt and fear, and gives a godly response that dispels these false ideas. Read a short portion in a free moment or pore over its pages prayerfully for hours as it provides bite-sized, biblical answers to your unspoken questions.

Yes or No?

Yes or No?

Straight Answers to Tough Questions About Christianity

  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • ISBN: 1681496372
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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The popular Christian apologist Kreeft tackles many of the tough questions of our day concerning Christianity. In a series of imaginative "dialogues", Sal the Seeker and Chris the Christian deal with the profound mysteries of the Gospel. The result is a book that is both engaging and profound, a book that leads readers to initial faith—or to deeper faith. "The stakes in these dialogues are high. Christianity is God's marriage proposal to the soul, says Kreeft, and the answer must be "yes" or "no". We can evade the claims of Jesus Christ for a while, but death brings evasion to an end. It is wiser to look at Christianity honestly now. Yes or No? shows the truth of Jesus' promise that those who sincerely seek the truth shall find it. It is a road map for those who are honestly seeking the truth and a source of greater faith for those how have already found God. It presents the full challenge of the gospel in a way modern men and women can understand.

Bring It On

Bring It On

  • Author: Laura Anne Gilman
  • Publisher: MIRA
  • ISBN: 1488026416
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Return to the world of the Retrievers and the Cosa Nostradamus, in book 3 of the popular series by Laura Anne Gilman. Wren Valere used to have a simple life. Her partner Sergei would negotiate the terms of the Retrieval—all right, the theft—and she would use her magical Talent to carry it out. Paycheck deposited, on to the next job. Now? Her relationship with Sergei is even more complicated (sex will do that). Her fellow lonejacks are trying to organize against the Mage’s Council. The nonhuman population of Manhattan is getting fed up with being ignored and abused. And the Council? Well, they have an agenda of their own, and it’s not one the lonejacks are going to like. When it comes down to choosing sides, the first rule of the lonejack credo is "Don’t get involved." But when friends are in danger, and the city you love is at risk, sometimes getting into the thick of things is all you can do… Originally published in 2006

Real Questions, Real Answers about Sex

Real Questions, Real Answers about Sex

The Complete Guide to Intimacy as God Intended

  • Author: Melissa McBurney
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 9780310541479
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 336
  • View: 8117
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Answers to real-life, nitty-gritty private questions Christians are asking about sexLouis and Melissa McBurney offer frank, humorous, sensitive, and biblically grounded answers to the thousands of sex questions readers have sent to the editors of Marriage Partnership, a publication of Christianity Today International. The authors deal with sensitive issues that need to be talked about, but within a solid spiritual, psychological, and therapeutic context. This book is perfect for newlyweds, newlyweds of 25 years, or for parents to give their engaged son or daughter who is soon to be married. The McBurney’s give frank, honest answers to real, honest questions that many Christians have always wanted to ask, but were too embarrassed or afraid.The author’s authentic, unblushing, yet thoroughly Christian perspective is presented in a two-column format. Their humor, husband-wife dialogue, and to-the-point answers provide an ideal reference for all the stages of married sex.

Banned Questions About the Bible

Banned Questions About the Bible

  • Author: Christian D Piatt
  • Publisher: Chalice Press
  • ISBN: 0827202474
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
  • View: 1951
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From Christian Piatt: "When I was a teenager, my youth minister threw a bible at my head for asking questions." Too often, for various reasons, people don't have the opportunity to ask the hard questions they have about faith, religion, salvation and the bible. And when questions are left unanswered in communities of faith, people either seek answers elsewhere or lose interest all together. The purpose of the series is to collect the most compelling and challenging questions from various theological areas and pose them to a panel of "experts" who are challenged with responding in two hundred words or less in plain English. This volume addresses challenging or controversial questions about scripture collected from people on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social networking media. Respondents include theology professors, clergy, lay leaders, liberals, conservatives and voices representing a spectrum of views. The idea behind the books is not so much to provide definitive answers as it is to stimulate thought, reflection and discussion. By offering multiple perspectives, readers have the opportunity to arrive at their own questions. Better, they come to understand that questioning faith is not taboo, but rather that it can be at the foundation of a strong and growing faith. The directive given to each respondent guided them to be concise and to speak in plan language, but also not to rely exclusively on "the Bible says it" justifications, or to wax abstract or overly intellectual. Instead, they write from personal experience as much as possible, and provide real-life contexts that will allow the average seeker or churchgoer to apply such ideas to their daily lives.

What If?

What If?

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

  • Author: Randall Munroe
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544272994
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 320
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The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.

Give Me an Answer

Give Me an Answer

  • Author: Cliffe Knechtle
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 9780877845690
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 165
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Cliffe Knechtle offers clear, reasoned and compassionate responses to the tough questions skeptics ask.

77 FAQs About God and the Bible

77 FAQs About God and the Bible

Your Toughest Questions Answered

  • Author: Josh McDowell,Sean McDowell
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN: 0736949259
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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Real-life, on-the-street Christian apologetics is what readers expect from Josh McDowell. Here, he and his son, Sean, reflect their ongoing research and close engagement with our culture in answers to classic questions such as...Is there scientific proof God exists? How can a loving God send people to hell? Why does God allow suffering? Is the New Testament historically reliable? Aren't there errors and contradictions in the Bible? ...and questions that arise from today's culture: If God is so loving, why can't he be more tolerant of sin? Is God sexist? Is religion the real cause of violence in the world? How can teachings from the ancient cultures of the Bible be relevant to our culture? What's the difference between the Bible and the Koran? 77 FAQs offers the concise, accessible presentations that readers want and need in an apologetic resource-answers they'll turn to for help in everyday life.

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death

What Children Need to Know

  • Author: Linda Goldman
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781846429576
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 112
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Death is never an easy subject for discussion and adults often struggle to find the right words when talking about it with children. This book explores children's thoughts and feelings on the subject of death and provides parents and other caring adults with guidance on how to respond to difficult questions. The author explores some of the most common questions children ask about death and provides sensitive yet candid answers, phrased in a way that children will be able to understand and relate to. Each chapter is devoted to a particular issue, such as religious beliefs, coming to terms with terminal illness, and the fear of forgetting someone when they are gone. The book recognizes the emotions and reactions of children and family members and includes separate conclusions for parents and children. This guide offers useful advice for parents and carers and will also be of interest to counsellors and other professionals working with children.

Immigration

Immigration

Tough Questions, Direct Answers

  • Author: Dale Hanson Bourke
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 083087965X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 154
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Granted the Digital Book World QED Seal for quality in ebook design How can we be sure terrorists aren't entering our country? What does it mean to be a citizen? Do immigrants help or hurt the economy? What's wrong with calling someone an illegal immigrant? In this Skeptic's GuideTM Dale Hanson Bourke sheds light on key terms and concepts, historical events and current concerns that drive the immigration debate. Such a complex issue offers no easy answers, but with charts and photos, facts and quotes, this dynamic guide sheds light without adding heat to the most important questions—a hallmark of the Skeptic's Guide series, making it a valuable resource for individuals and groups.

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

  • Author: Stephen Hawking
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 1984819208
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 6194
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. “Hawking’s parting gift to humanity . . . a book every thinking person worried about humanity’s future should read.”—NPR Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues. Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe’s greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet—including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence—he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? ​​These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history. Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking’s daughter, Lucy, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a brilliant last message to the world. Praise for Brief Answers to the Big Questions “[Hawking is] a symbol of the soaring power of the human mind.”—The Washington Post “Hawking’s final message to readers . . . is a hopeful one.”—CNN “Brisk, lucid peeks into the future of science and of humanity.”—The Wall Street Journal “Hawking pulls no punches on subjects like machines taking over, the biggest threat to Earth, and the possibilities of intelligent life in space.”—Quartz “Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and—where it matters—witty.”—The Guardian “This beautiful little book is a fitting last twinkle from a new star in the firmament above.”—The Telegraph

Honest Questions, Honest Answers

Honest Questions, Honest Answers

How to Engage in Compelling Conversations about Your Christian Faith

  • Author: David Faust
  • Publisher: Standard Pub
  • ISBN: 9780784735305
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 218
  • View: 7453
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When your friends ask touchy questions about what you believe, are you ready to give an answer? You can explain the reasons for your faith and communicate solid, biblical truth with gentleness and respect. In a clear, approachable style—and featuring actual dialogue with real people—David Faust presents a refreshing way to have compelling conversations. People have honest questions. They deserve honest answers. Be ready! Honest Questions, Honest Answers is an apologetics book that explains some of the reasonable evidence that supports Christian faith. It's also an evangelism book that offers practical suggestions for sharing our faith among postmodern people. And it's a storybook that uses dialogue to introduce the reader to real people and their honest questions about matters of faith. Honest Questions, Honest Answers: • challenges Christians to lead their friends to Christ • equips Christians to answer questions posed by seekers, unbelievers, and growing followers of Christ • combines story and apologetics to provide a helpful, practical guide for Christians who desire to share their faith with neighbors, family members, and friends • Provides examples of how to initiate and develop meaningful and long-term relationships with those who don't know Christ • helps readers show others Christ rather than only tell them about Christ

Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

  • Author: William Lane Craig,Quentin Smith
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019826383X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 342
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Was the Big Bang with which the universe began created by God, or did it occur without cause? In this book two philosophers of opposite viewpoints debate the question.

Who Made God?

Who Made God?

And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith

  • Author: Ravi Zacharias,Norman L. Geisler
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310315301
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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In the quest for the truth, you need to know what you believe and why you believe it. Who Made God? offers accessible answers to over 100 commonly asked apologetic questions. Bringing together the best in evangelical apologists, this guide is standard equipment for Christians who want to understand and talk about their faith intelligently. Part one answers tough questions about the Christian faith such as:• Who made God? • How can there be three persons in one God? • What is God’s ultimate purpose in allowing evil? • Where did the universe come from? • How long are the days of creation in Genesis? • Did Jesus rise from the dead? • Are the records of Jesus’ life reliable? • Does the Bible have errors in it?Part two answers tough questions about other faiths, including Islam, Mormonism, Hinduism, Transcendental Meditation, Yoga, Reincarnation, Buddhism, and Black Islam. Relevant stories, questions for reflection and discussion, and a comprehensive list of suggested resources help you dig deeper so you can be prepared to give careful answers that explain the reasons for your faith.

Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

  • Author: Guillermo Gonzalez,Jay Wesley Richards
  • Publisher: P & R Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781596386839
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 32
  • View: 8210
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What are creationism, evolution, and intelligent design really about? Has materialism displaced God as the best explanation for our existence? Jay Richards and Guillermo Gonzales serve up a guide for the perplexed.

The Recovery Book

The Recovery Book

Answers to All Your Questions About Addiction and Alcoholism and Finding Health and Happiness in Sobriety

  • Author: Al J. Mooney,Catherine Dold,Howard Eisenberg
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761183159
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 624
  • View: 8639
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“A classic. Read it. Use it. It can help guide you step by step into the bright light of the world of recovery.” —from the Foreword by Harry Haroutunian, M.D., Physician Director, Betty Ford Center “The Recovery Book is the Bible of recovery. Everything you need to know you will find in here.” —Neil Scott, host, Recovery Coast to Coast radio Hope, support, and a clear road map for people with drug or alcohol addiction. Announcing a completely revised and updated second edition of The Recovery Book, the Bible of addiction recovery. The Recovery Book provides a direct and easy-to-follow road map to every step in the recovery process, from the momentous decision to quit to the emotional, physical, and spiritual issues that arise along the way. Its comprehensive and effective advice speaks to people with addiction, their loved ones, and addiction professionals who need a proven, trusted resource and a supportive voice. The new edition of The Recovery Book features the revolutionary Recovery Zone System, which divides a life in recovery into three chronological zones and provides guidance on exactly what to do in each zone. First is the Red Zone, where the reader is encouraged to stop everything, activate their recovery and save their life. Next is the Yellow Zone, where the reader can begin to rebuild a life that was torn apart by addiction. Finally, the reader reaches the Green Zone, where he can enjoy a life a recovery and help others. Readers also learn how to use the Recovery Zone ReCheck, a simple, yet very effective relapse prevention tool. The Recovery Zone System works hand-in-hand with the 12-step philosophy and all other recovery methods. In addition, The Recovery Book covers new knowledge about addiction mechanisms and neuroplasticity, explaining how alcohol and drugs alter the brain. The authors outline a simple daily practice, called TAMERS, that helps people to use those same processes to “remold their brains” around recovery, eventually making sobriety a routine way of life. Written by Al J. Mooney, M.D., a recovery activist who speaks internationally on recovery, and health journalists Catherine Dold and Howard Eisenberg, The Recovery Book covers all the latest in addiction science and recovery methods. In 26 chapters and over 600 pages, The Recovery Book tackles issues such as: Committing to Recovery: Identifying and accepting the problem; deciding to get sober. Treatment Options: Extensive information on all current options, and how to choose a program. AA and other 12-Step Fellowships: How to get involved in a mutual-support group and what it can do for you. Addiction Science and Neuroplasticity: How alcohol and drugs alter pathways in the brain, and how to use the same processes to remold the brain around recovery. Relapse Prevention: The Recovery Zone ReCheck, a simple new technique to anticipate and avoid relapses. Rebuilding Your Life: How to handle relationships, socializing, work, education, and finances. Physical and Mental Health: Tips for getting healthy; how to handle common ailments. Pain Control: How to deal with pain in recovery; how to avoid a relapse if you need pain control for surgery or emergency care. Family and Friends: How you can help a loved one with addiction, and how you can help yourself. Raising Substance-Free Kids: How to “addiction-proof” your child. The Epidemic of Prescription Drugs: Now a bigger problem than illegal drugs. Dr. Al J. Mooney has been helping alcoholics and addicts get their lives back for more than thirty years, using both his professional and personal experiences at his family’s treatment center, Willingway, and most recently through his work as medical director for The Healing Place of Wake County (NC), a homeless shelter. The Recovery Book will help millions gain control of their mind, their body, their life, and their happiness. www.TheRecoveryBook.com