Sinners Saints And The Furious Love Of God Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : David Schultz
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-07-15
Page : 408
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ISBN 13 : 9781534816374
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Why does it seem that Christianity creates a space where it is so challenging to be our authentic self? What's your authentic self? Exactly who you are in this very moment. No pretending. No games. No masks. Most of us in Christendom are addicted to putting on a good boy and good girl image in front of those whom we want to think we have a polished "Christian Resume." Some of the most edifying, lovely, beautiful, cherished, and nourishing experiences of my walk with Christ have been in those moments when I am with friends with whom I can just be me. Not the cleaned up, polished, or polite version of my self. But the real me - not the who has struggled - but the one who is struggling. The one for whom failure is not a matter of the past - but the present. The one who not only has been hurt - but is hurting. The one who hasn't only been walking in the desert of confusion - but is currently running around blind in the dark screaming for mercy. Because when I live and am honest with myself - I can finally face the music: That I am deeply broken and deeply in need of Jesus' wild and furious love. I wanted to write a book for ragamuffins like me. Screw-ups that haven't arrived but are still on the journey. If you're looking for a book by someone with all the answers - this book isn't for you. If you're looking for a book by someone with whom you can have a synchronized swim within the lake of theological refreshment - this book isn't for you. If you are looking for a bible guru, self-help saint, or a goodie two-shoes - this book isn't for you. I wanted to be me in this book. At least as much as wisdom would allow. Not the watered down, sugar coated, half-mast version of myself. But the person I really am: A sinner saved by grace. Not grace that I bought, earned, or put on lay-a-way but the one that was and is haunting me day and night with the presence of Jesus and his love. This book is two things. First - it's a raw conversation filled with honest reflections about life and faith. Like the one you'd have at a dingy bar, hole-in-the wall coffee shop, or a cross country road trip. Second and more importantly - it's a witness to unfair and undeserved grace. It's a witness to ups and downs, a few beautiful mountain tops, and even more dark and dangerous valleys. It's a witness to the Divine crashing into my life and hunting me down with His furious love. On this road trip with me you'll pick up hitchhikers with names like depression, heart break, and loss, and although they will stay with you for a while, they won't make the whole trip with you. You'll reflect on their purpose with the eyes of mercy, the lenses of hindsight, and the visionary hope of forgiveness. What you're about to read is my story. My ragamuffin story. And in my story I have discovered God chasing me down with his furious love through the sinners and saints that have shipwrecked into my life. But my greatest hope in our time together - should you dare to pick up this book - is that you will read my story and forget my story and fall in love with Jesus. I pray that my story will fade into the background and your story will take center stage - so that you too can see where God was and is, where He is ready and waiting to tackle and ambush you with his incomprehensibly tender and overwhelming love.


Author : PC Walker
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2016-10-06
Page : 198
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1512759740
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Beneath Broken Machines is a cup of cold water to a dry, parched, and weary soul. In ministry, its easy to portray that I ONCE was lost...but now Ive got it all together. PC writes this book with humility and openness, which gives permission to confess that your machine is broken as well. - Travis Osborne, Pastor at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, CA As someone who has left the church, this book spoke to me. Im not talking about an awakening with pomp and circumstance, but something more simple, beautiful, and powerful. PC has always been a guiding force in my life, and this incredibly powerful book is no different. - Kyle Lacy, 3x Author and National Speaker We have a propensity to build machines out of our faith. We like to put in the right things in hopes it will churn out the right product. We become proud of the manufactured machines of faith we have built. The troubles with machines are they have no hearts and they break down. If your machine has broken down, you may have no idea what to do. Embark on a search for the heart that still beats for you. Embrace the wonder and awe of the ridiculous love of God that has always been for you. Encounter the heart of the gospel, which is the heart of Jesus beneath all of your pain, failure, and shame.


Author : Brennan Manning
Publisher : David C Cook
Release : 2009-03-01
Page : 144
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1434700860
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Imagine a stormy day at sea, your ship yielding to a relentless wind, pummeled by crashing waves, subject to the awesome force of nature. A force that is both fierce and majestic. A power that is nothing short of furious. Such is God's intense, consuming love for His children. It's a love that knows no limits, and no boundaries. A love that will go to any lengths, and take any risks, to pursue us. Renowned author and ragamuffin Brennan Manning presents a love story for the brokenhearted. For those who are burdened by heavy religion. For those who feel they can never measure up. It is a provocative and poignant look at the radical, no-holds-barred love of our Heavenly Father. It is a message that will forever change how you view God.


Author : Alban Butler
Publisher :
Release : 1798
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Category : Saints
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Release : 1841
Page : 500
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Author : Alban Butler
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Release : 1799
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Release : 1844
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Author : Alban Butler
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Release : 1846
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Category : Christian saints
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Author : Geoffrey Rowell
Kenneth Stevenson
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2001
Page : 788
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780191070587
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There is a rich vein of writing within Anglican tradition that has helped to form the theology and spirituality of the contemporary church. For many readers, much of this material remains unfamiliar and is often difficult to access. Love's Redeeming Work draws together the works of major writers from the sixteenth century to the present day who have contributed to this development. Each selected writer is introduced with a brief biography, which gives background information about theauthor, and highlights the relationships that existed with others from the same period. This will enable the reader to set the writings in their proper context, enhancing understanding of the material. The selections then follow. In some instances these may be familiar, but other examples will introduce fresh ideas for every reader. Each writer's selection is concluded with a list of source texts, which can encourage readers to explore in more depth those areas which intrigue and excitethem. Love's Redeeming Work traces a path that has enabled Anglicanism in particular, and the wider church as well, to develop an ever-deepening awareness of the need for a spiritual depth in the Christian life informed by a better knowledge of tradition. In exploring this material, it is the compilers' hope that readers will find new riches that will encourage and sustain their own quest for holiness.


Author : Saint Francis (de Sales)
Publisher :
Release : 1888
Page : 420
Category : God
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Release : 1843
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Author : Charles Simeon
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Release : 1838
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Release : 1835
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Category : Apologetics
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Author : Leo Papadopulos
Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2020-04-02
Page : 470
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 109801443X
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The great saints of the Church are known to everyone. They are known to people, and they are known to God. The lesser-known saints are not known to everyone. They are known to God but not to people. But they, too, were saints in their own right. They, too, struggled for the same goals as did the great ones. In this collection, Leo Papadopulos tries to bring to light some of the lives of those men of God who struggled unbeknownst to anyone and passed by unnoticed by the "eyes of the beholders." Therefore, those of us who honor and observe them must bear in mind that if we honor the saints, we honor God, and this falls in line with the old proverb which states, "Praise God in his saints." They, too, labored for the same goal as did the greater ones and helped to perpetuate the life of the church throughout history. Many of them became martyrs; many more became confessors. Many suffered for the Faith. And through all their efforts, they bolstered the institution of Christianity, which is the kingdom of God on earth and which proclaims, "By his saints, God has performed wonders on earth." Amen.


Author : Saint Francis de Sales
Aeterna Press
Publisher : Aeterna Press
Release : 1975
Page : 790
Category : Religion
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THE following Treatise presents, at first sight, considerable difficulties. They do not arise from any defect in the Saint’s mode of expression, but are inherent in his subject and manner of treatment, “going deep down into the roots” of the Love of God. Thus he speaks in his Preface, and continues: “The first four books, and some chapters of the others might doubtless have been omitted without disadvantage to such souls as seek only the practice of holy love. . . . I have been forced to say many things which will appear more obscure than they are. The depths of science are always somewhat hard to sound.” But he tells us that the state of the minds of his age required this deeper treatment; and whatever may be thought as to the best way of presenting modern religious teaching to an age so ignorant, so shallow and so unthinking as is our own with regard to spiritual truths, there can be no question that this masterpiece of the chief doctor of ascetic theology must not be brought down to our level, but that we must raise ourselves towards it. Aeterna Press


Author : Richard Baxter
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Release : 1854
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Category : Dissenters, Religious
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Author : Thomas GOODWIN (D.D.)
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Release : 1645
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Author : William Bates
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Release : 1700
Page : 964
Category : Theology
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Release : 1848
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Author : Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
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Release : 1818
Page : 419
Category : Christian literature, Early
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