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Author : Kenneth W. Daniels
Publisher : Kenneth W Daniels
Release : 2008-12-01
Page : 362
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0578003880
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This is a story of a true Christian who believed for nearly three decades, having grown up the son of evangelical missionary parents, later becoming a missionary himself. Yet he slowly lost his faith and now no longer holds it. In this part-autobiography, part-expose, Ken traces his journey from evangelical missionary to secular humanist while remaining part of a committed Christian family. He looks back at a number of reasons he remained a believer for over a decade after his initial doubts began at university, critically evaluating each one in a separate chapter. Whether or not you agree with Ken's conclusions, you will find his journey and his reasons for taking it fascinating and informative. You will end up better understanding, if not appreciating, the mind of apostates whose desire is to follow the evidence wherever it leads.


Author : Clarence Boomsma
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2007-06-01
Page : 108
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0802827365
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In this day, as in every age, Christians are constantly challenged in their beliefs by a swirl of cultural and intellectual currents. Clarence Boomsma, a greatly respected pastor with an active church ministry for six decades, knows those challenges firsthand. In this candid little book Boomsma reveals his own existential crisis of faith and then just as honestly shares his heartfelt, hard-won conclusion: the reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is indeed the linchpin of the Christian faith. Written in the thoughtful but fervent style that also marked Boomsma's sermons during his long preaching career, Why I Still Believe the Gospel is the distilled fruit of this wise pastor's passionate quest to know and declare the truth and consequences of Jesus' resurrection.


Author : Nicole Mayfield
Publisher :
Release : 2017-07-05
Page : 146
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781548613242
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Questioning Christianity: When It No Longer Makes Sense was written after the author struggled for years questioning the validity of the Christian Bible. She wrestled with herself internally for years questioning the religion that had cultivated her way of thinking for most of her adult life. She began asking questions and digging deeper into what she'd originally believed to be "The Gospel Truth" and "The Inspired Word of God". After extensive bible study and a bit of rational thinking she decided she could no longer accept what she'd been taught as truth. This book was published in an effort to provide a different perspective to those who may have questions regarding Who is God, The Christian Religion and Christianity Beliefs.The author considers herself a Spiritual Daredevil who's not afraid she'll burn in hell for not conforming to Christianity. The questions asked in this book, and the conclusions drawn are insightful and thought provoking. In the last section of the book titled Live by These Words, the author reflects on her life and shares self- improvement tips that will help you become a better, stronger person. This book will inspire and challenge you to strive to live at your maximum level of potential. Not because you fear you have to, but because you truly want to.A Look InsideIs the Christian bible true? That's a question I found myself asking silently at first, but as life continued to saunter on I began to start asking that question aloud. My belief in God is something I depended on for years to get me through the tough times in my life. I spent years going back and forth to church searching for answers that would give meaning to my life. I finally decided to embark on a journey that began with asking myself why I believed what was being taught in the Christian Church. I was curious to find out the origin of this doctrine that had cultivated my way of thinking for most of my adult life. As I began to read the bible seeking answers to my many questions I finally concluded that I could no longer accept what I had been taught as truth.The more I experienced life the further away from Religion and Christianity I began to turn. With each experience, it became more and more evident that my faith in God as I'd previously known was no longer enough.I believe in the source of power that is referred to by most people as God, just not anything that the world says is religiously correct. My spiritual journey began in 2006 during a time when I felt like my life was falling apart. My life was a mess so to begin to pick up the pieces I turned to God. Isn't that what most people do when they feel like there is nowhere else to turn?It seemed like the harder I tried, the worse things became. I now know that's just how life is sometimes. The process of trials and struggles are just learning experiences. The more I thought about what I was being taught as a Christian, the more things just didn't make sense to me. I eventually decided if I was going to continue to believe in God, I would have to believe God was something different and better than what I was being told. The more I read my bible and began to understand who the Christian God was portrayed as, the easier it was for me to decide I no longer wanted to be considered a Christian. There were several things that disturbed me, but the thing that encouraged me the most to convert to a Non-Christian is the concept of original sin. The more I thought about the whole concept, the more disconnected I became from the Christian God. I began to ask questions, seeking rational answers. Things just no longer made sense!


Author : Spiritual Daredevil
Publisher :
Release : 2017-06-24
Page : 200
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781548269524
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YOUR religion is none of MY business was written after the author struggled for years questioning the validity of the Christian Bible. The book was published in an effort to provide a different perspective to those who may have questions regarding Who is God, the Christian Religion and Christianity Beliefs.The author considers herself a Spiritual Daredevil who's not afraid she'll burn in hell for not conforming to Christianity. The questions asked in this book, and the conclusions drawn are insightful and thought provoking. The author reflects on her life and shares self- improvement tips that will help you become a better, stronger person. This book will inspire and challenge you to strive to live at your maximum level of potential. Not because you fear you have to, but because you truly want to.A Look InsideDo I need religion to be a good person? Is the Christian bible even true? These are questions I found myself asking silently at first, but as life continued to saunter on I began to start asking these questions aloud. My religion and belief in God is something I depended on for years to get me through the tough times in my life. I spent years going back and forth to church searching for answers that would give meaning to my life. I finally decided to embark on a journey that began with asking myself why I believed what was being taught in the Christian Church. I was curious to find out the origin of this doctrine that had cultivated my way of thinking for most of my adult life. As I began to read the bible seeking answers to my many questions, I finally concluded that I could no longer accept what I had been taught as truth.The more I experienced life the further away from religion and Christianity I began to turn. With each experience, it became more and more evident that my faith in God as I'd previously known was no longer enough.I believe in the source of power that is referred to by most people as God, just not anything that the world says is religiously correct. My spiritual journey began in 2006 during a time when I felt like my life was falling apart. My life was a mess, so in an effort to begin to pick up the pieces, I turned to God. Isn't that what most people do when they feel like there is nowhere else to turn?It seemed like the harder I tried, the worse things became. I now know that's just how life is sometimes. The process of trials and struggles are just learning experiences. The more I thought about what I was being taught as a Christian, the more things just didn't make sense to me. I eventually decided if I was going to continue to believe in God, I would have to believe God was something different and better than what I was being told. As I continued to read my bible and began to understand who the Christian God was portrayed as, the easier it was for me to decide I no longer wanted to be considered a Christian. There were several things that disturbed me, but the thing that encouraged me the most to give up Christianity is the concept of original sin. The more I thought about the whole concept, the more disconnected I became from the Christian God. I began to ask questions, seeking rational answers. Things just no longer made sense! The answers I received to the following questions, along with my own rational thinking, after extensive bible study is why I'm no longer a Christian.QuestionsDoes the concept of original sin make sense when you think about it? Does the extreme punishment fit the crime? Is it moral or fair to punish all of humanity for what two people did? If the Christian God knew beforehand that Adam and Eve would sin, and death would be the result; would that not mean this God intentionally set his people up for failure and life has just been a cruel joke?Answer According to ChristiansThat was just a part of Gods plan for Jesus to come and save the world.BUY NOW to read more.


Author : Timothy Black Jr.
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release : 2005-05-01
Page : 120
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1597813028
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A riveting first person account of a family's battle against demons, of God's miraculous intervention, and of their introduction to a Holy Spirit they never knew before.


Author : Ray Filasky
Publisher :
Release : 2015-01-12
Page : 204
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781507577783
Description :


"How do I fit in? I struggle to find deeper meaning in my life, yet I am so uncomfortable around those with compelling spiritual conversions or a bible verse on the tip of their tongues, that's just not me." All too often, we are reluctant to delve deeper into our faith journey because of the model of Christianity we have been exposed to, one to which we don't measure up. I have come to believe that many of us don't have one definable moment of epiphany, rather a series of life-events that draw us closer and closer to God. Ours is not a moment in time, instead it is a lifetime of moments where we recognize His undeniable presence. The seemingly routine parts of our lives, both the triumphs and the failures, all bear the fingerprints of a loving God. Our greatest joys, as well as our deepest pain, can all be seen through the prism of His Son who understands fully our human condition. Jesus met the people of Judea where they were, the only litmus test was if they believed in Him and asked Him into their hearts. It is not so much a question of where one starts, it is simply an imperative that we do and allow God to enrich our lives more each day. Our family, jobs and outside activities, as well as our church involvement, all become conduits of Grace enabling us to love and trust Him more as we move further on our Christian walk. When we begin to recognize that, we can't help modeling Christian behavior and sharing our faith with those around us. Why I Believe gives us a glimpse of how God works through our everyday life events to draw us closer to him. Things seemingly unrelated, when taken in the context of scripture, unveil a deeper meaning to our struggles and accomplishments as well as awaken within us a sense of gratitude and appreciation. The book transitions through the various stepping stones of the author's faith journey, not intended to be some model of Christian behavior, but rather a means to stimulate the reader's reflection on their own experiences and personal relationship with a loving Creator.


Author : Hearth Publishing
Publisher : Hearthstone Publishing
Release : 1990-09
Page : 180
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780962451775
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Author : Nicole Christopher
Publisher :
Release : 2017-09-12
Page : 200
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781976293658
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Christianity Beliefs: Is the Bible True was written after the author struggled for years questioning the validity of the Christian Bible. The book was published in an effort to provide a different perspective to those who may have questions regarding the Bible and the Christian Religion. The questions presented and the conclusions drawn are insightful and thought provoking.Nicole A. Christopher self-reflects and shares 25 words that had a significant impact on her life, and ultimately contributed to her becoming a better, stronger woman. This book will inspire and challenge you to strive to live at your maximum level of potential. Not because you fear you have to, but because you truly want to.Take a Look Inside:Is the Christian bible true? Do I need religion to be a good person? These are questions I found myself asking silently at first, but as life continued to saunter on I began to start asking these questions aloud. My religion and belief in God is something I depended on for years to get me through the tough times in my life. I spent years going back and forth to church searching for answers that would give meaning to my life. I finally decided to embark on a journey that began with asking myself why I believed what was being taught in the Christian Church. I was curious to find out the origin of this doctrine that had cultivated my way of thinking for most of my adult life. As I began to read the bible seeking answers to my many questions, I finally concluded that I could no longer accept what I had been taught as truth.The more I experienced life the further away from religion and Christianity I began to turn. With each experience, it became more and more evident that my faith in God as I'd previously known was no longer enough.I believe in the source of power that is referred to by most people as God, just not anything that the world says is religiously correct. My spiritual journey began in 2006 during a time when I felt like my life was falling apart. My life was a mess, so in an effort to begin to pick up the pieces, I turned to God. Isn't that what most people do when they feel like there is nowhere else to turn?It seemed like the harder I tried, the worse things became. I now know that's just how life is sometimes. The process of trials and struggles are just learning experiences. The more I thought about what I was being taught as a Christian, the more things just didn't make sense to me. I eventually decided if I was going to continue to believe in God, I would have to believe God was something different and better than what I was being told. As I continued to read my bible and began to understand who the Christian God was portrayed as, the easier it was for me to decide I no longer wanted to be considered a Christian. There were several things that disturbed me, but the thing that encouraged me the most to give up Christianity is the concept of original sin. The more I thought about the whole concept, the more disconnected I became from the Christian God. I began to ask questions, seeking rational answers. Things just no longer made sense! Buy Now to Read More


Author : James W. Sire
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2010-07-17
Page :
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780830877768
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A Christianity Today 1995 Books of the Year Finalist! Believing. Most of us take it for granted. We just do it--whether it's trusting that the sun will come up tomorrow, that the lunch we are about to eat is not poisoned or that our religious beliefs are not ill-founded. But why should we believe any of these things? Why should anyone believe anything at all? With insight and humor, James W. Sire examines the reasons people give for believing what they do and suggests what are truly satisfying and compelling reasons for belief. He then turns to the question of a specific belief--namely, belief that the Christian faith is true. Sire tackles both the best reason for belief in Christianity (the identity of Jesus ) and the chief reason against it. (the problem of evil). And he responds to these issues personally and philosophically. Here is a book to challenge the skeptic and reassure the doubter in us all.


Author : Pauly Hart
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-08
Page : 164
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781548224066
Description :


According to the Bible, on day four of creation God created the Sun, Moon and Stars. This is interesting because He created Turnips, Avocados and Onions on day three. How could that be? A quick Bible lesson tells us that the earth is a stationary disk, supported by pillars, covered with a dome, which is over Sheol and under heaven. And yet I have never heard this on Sunday morning in church service. Why not? Maybe something is going on deeper than any Pastor wants to address to his congregation. Maybe there is a strong delusion covering the eyes of the believers in Christ. The time has come, and now is, when we must show others the truth of God's Word. That the earth is not a spinning ball in space. That we are not: "The Pale Blue Dot." For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son. We know this part right? But what if I told you that God loved "THE" world" and that He sent "THE" Son... This might cause you to raise an alarm knowing that there was only one created plane and that planets are lies. Would it make a difference to know that there are no planets out there? That we are the highest crowning achievement in creation and that extra-terrestrial aliens are nothing but a Hollywood myth? Would you feel ashamed to tell your friends that you believed the earth to be flat? How could you deny all that "Science?" How could you agree with such a backwards way of thinking? What would your children think? What would your parent think? What would your spouse think? What follows in this book are several stories. Stories of faith and family. Stories of "how this happened" and "what happened after" myself and many others found out that the Bible was telling us the truth about My Flat Earth.


Author : Hans Küng
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2010-09-16
Page : 224
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1441163395
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Hans Kung is one of the most celebrated theologians of the present day. His audience, which is strong within his own Roman Catholic Church, is equally solid among Christians of other denominations, among those outside the churches and indeed among those at the frontiers of organised religion. From the start, he has been a rebel, being Swiss and a lover of personal freedom. Many of his books such as Infallible? and On Being a Christian have rocked the Papal boat. Now after publishing two magnificent and acclaimed volumes of memoirs, Kung has written a much shorter and more personal book to explain his own beliefs. If one sets aside all scientific knowledge and learning, all formal theological language and the skilful construction of theories, what remains as the core of faith? What do we need for our lives? What is indispensable to us? Kung writes of trust in life, joy in life and suffering in life and in so doing gives us a summa of his own faith - and life.


Author : Mark Bodholdt
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-10-08
Page : 248
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781516860814
Description :


This book represents a lifetime of study and thought as to why I believe what I believe. Two factors have played an important part in making this important to me. The first was that in 1958 I became a Christian and quickly realized that such a position is not unchallenged in this world. Thus to be able to stand I had to know what I believed and why. The second factor was a class in creative writing I took in the fall of 1960 while at Cornell College. My professor was Toppy Tull. He recognized that I was beating around the bush and kept urging me to write what I believed. I found the subject of the Christian faith so large I hardly knew where to begin and how to put it all together. Nonetheless, I took the challenge. The assignment, however, was much larger than even I thought. So I was not able to hand it in to class let alone to Toppy during his lifetime. So in a fashion I am handing in the assignment now, only now the classroom is the whole world. I did grasp immediately upon becoming a Christian that the Bible was key to the spiritual life, and shortly after that that the doctrine of creation out of nothing was the key to the physical creation. It took years to ascertain, however, that the gospel is the key doctrine of the Bible, and hence of the spiritual life, and even longer to figure out how to express the doctrine of creation out of nothing mathematically. However, the time arrived. This book expresses the unity of the gospel revealed by the Word of God with the creation created out of nothing by the Word of God.


Author : Dean Koontz
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2008-05-20
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0553905015
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas is one such literary hero, who has come alive in readers’ imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows Odd as he is drawn onward, to a destiny he cannot imagine. Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems.


Author : Josh Buoy
Publisher :
Release : 2016-04-09
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780692710517
Description :


This is a book about science, religion, and the world in between. I was born into a Christian family, but fell out of religion and in love with the scientific method. I had little need of faith, I thought, when science could tell me so much more about the world, and ask so little of me in return. But as I aged into young adulthood, a new chapter of my story began. Did I really know why I believed what I believed? How could I be so certain of my convictions when I hadn't even honestly considered the evidence? This book traces my journey through the furthest reaches of thought, a journey that took me through the realms of psychology, biology, physics, and belief. Could I find a place for faith in the modern world? Or was I right to cast it off as I did?


Author : John Bernard Kelly
Publisher : Aquinine books
Release : 2009-11
Page : 315
Category : Australia
ISBN 13 : 0980709717
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Author : Ann Major
Publisher : Major Press LLC
Release : 2016-12-19
Page : 461
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1942473222
Description :


“No one provides hotter emotional fireworks than the fiery Ann Major.” RT Reviews From USA Today bestselling author Ann Major: a boxed set composed of the first three novels in Ann’s series Texas: Children of Destiny. Passion’s Child (Book 1) When his son’s life is threatened, Nick returns to claim his wife and child. But can their love survive his sins and her secrets? Destiny’s Child (Book 2) Ever since Megan MacKay’s father lost the MacKay ranch to neighboring rancher Jeb Jackson in a card game, Megan MacKay resented Jeb almost as much as she desired him. Now she’s all grown up and such a handful, his feisty pilot is the last woman Jeb wants to desire. Too bad for him a passionate kiss makes him realize he wants to possess her even more than he wants her land. Night Child (Book 3) When world-famous ballerina Dawn Hayden is abducted and a mysterious stranger, who seems dazzlingly familiar rescues her, passion flames and old memories are triggered. Who is Kirk MacKay? What is he hiding? Why won’t he tell her what happened to her in the past? Reviews of her TEXAS: CHILDREN OF DESTINY PASSION’S CHILD (book 1) Ann Major begins a high intensity trilogy with PASSION’S CHILD (4-), the dramatic tale of an estranged couple brought back together by the critical illness of their young son. Ms. Major creates a mesmerizing emotional ambiance and strong plot development… RT REVIEWS DESTINY’S CHILD (book 2) DESTINY’S CHILD (4) is the impressive second book in Ann Major’s CHILDREN OF DESTINY trilogy. A powerful rancher and his feisty private pilot lock horns over his methods of acquiring her family’s holdings. The sensual flames burn very brightly indeed while this explosive couple battles toward a highly satisfying resolution. RT REVIEWS This excellent story is intense and emotionally involving. —Rendezvous NIGHT CHILD (book 3) A powerful story that is as equally compelling, intense and emotional as the first two. The entire trilogy offers a wonderful reading experience. —KW Rendezvous NIGHT CHILD (book 3) Ann Major’s stunning conclusion to her Children of Destiny series, NIGHT CHILD (4+) powerfully blends romance and danger…. The fiery romance will win a reserved spot on many a bookshelf. — RT REVIEWS


Author : Darrell Dawsey
Publisher : Doubleday
Release : 1996
Page : 348
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 :
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The author combines interviews with black men from across the country on such subjects as race, family, and selfhood, and his own reflections as a child of the inner city, to offer a portrait of young African-American males today. Tour.


Author : Jason Hapstak
Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2017-01-01
Page : 108
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1635254035
Description :


Life has many questions. Sometimes these questions have no answer, and we just have to accept the idea blindly. The problem with this way of thinking is that you never get to the truth about why you really believe or don't believe in something. Life has taken me on quite the journey, and although I always believed in God and Jesus, I needed to know why I believed. I also questioned heaven and hell, the origin of evil, the afterlife, marriage, kids, animal intelligence, and the future of this world. Inspiration comes from everywhere, even places that you don't want to be. It is through this process of tragedies and triumphs and rising and falling that you learn what you really believe. I have written down my thoughts for all those who want or need a reason to believe. If today is the last day of your life and there is no guarantee that tomorrow will come, how would you answer the question "Am I proud of today?"


Author : Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
Publisher :
Release : 1990
Page :
Category : Theology
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Cly Boehs
Publisher : Oghma Creative Media
Release : 2018-10-08
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1633734056
Description :


Photographs deceive. They hide as much as they reveal. Caroline Jantz listens to and reflects on the tales of five members of her family, stories that change the perceptions she has of them, but more profoundly, change her place with them in her life and in the stories they tell. These accounts center around recently-discovered family photographs, some from albums, some from dusty old attics, but all long forgotten. Caroline’s Uncle Jesse is charming, cunning, and deceitful, and few can resist his allure until he loses control of his carefully-constructed life. Caroline’s mother, Darlene, wants a family different from that of her parents but pays a price for it higher than most of us would ever want to pay. Caroline’s brother Tim returns home after a life adrift but finds that the definition of home has taken a turn he and this family never expected. Her brother, Theodore, was born a child prodigy with an astonishing memory and an exceptional singing voice, but lives an unremarkable, unfulfilling life which, in the end, is not overlooked. Through conversations with his daughter, Vernon Jantz finds redemption and hope for a new life after losing his family through his mistakes. Caroline and her family seek answers to simple, but profoundly challenging questions that have been asked since humans began living and speaking. “Who am I?” “What is family?” and “What am I living for?”