Author: Alfonso Aguiló
La pregunta sobre Dios sigue estando de actualidad. Sigue interesando. Es una cuestión que interpela desde siempre al hombre, que planea sobre él desde que es consciente de su propia existencia, desde que empieza a pensar y se interroga sobre su origen, su destino final y sus motivaciones. ¿Por qué creer? ¿Para qué sirve creer? ¿Está el creyente mejor preparado ante los grandes problemas de la vida, para hacer frente al enigma del mal y de la muerte? ¿Por qué creer en la Iglesia? ¿Cuál es la verdad sobre las páginas más difíciles de su historia? ¿Debe aceptarse todo lo que dice sobre ética sexual? Este libro trata de dar respuesta a estas y otras muchas preguntas.
Author: Scott Hahn
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
You can't keep the faith unless you give it away. That's a fact. To be a Christian is to be an evangelizer. When the Catholic Church calls us to a "New Evangelization," that's simply a reminder to us of what has always been true. The good news is: you can do it - you can evangelize - and Scott Hahn shows you how. In this this very practical "mission manual" Dr. Hahn equips you with: A guide to understanding what the New Evangelization is, and who it's really for A roadmap that leads you to where it all happens (hint: it's closer than you think) A simple, beautiful message to share - in words and actions You don't need esoteric knowledge. You don't need to master a new set of skills. Evangelization, for Catholics, is simply friendship raised up to the highest level. Enter a deeper friendship with Christ, and you'll want to share his companionship more and more with a wider circle of friends.
Author: Craig Groeschel
In this six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), pastor and author Craig Groeschel leads you and your group on a personal journey toward an authentic, God-honoring life. This honest, hard-hitting, and eye-opening look into the ways people believe in God but live as if he doesn’t exist is a classic in the making. You believe in God, attend church when it’s convenient, and you generally treat people with kindness. But, have you surrendered to God completely, living every day depending upon the Holy Spirit? In this small group bible study, Groeschel encourages you and your group to be more than just “Christian” in name, to be honest before God, and to break free of hypocrisy to live a more authentic, God-honoring life. Sessions include: When you Believe in God but Don’t Really Know Him When you Believe in God but Don’t Think He’s Fair When You Believe in God but Aren’t Sure He Loves You When You Believe in God but Trust More in Money When You Believe in God but Pursue Happiness at Any Cost When You Believe in God but Don’t Want to Go Overboard Designed for use with The Christian Atheist Video Study 9780310329794 (sold separately).
Author: Desmond Tutu
Publisher: Harper Collins
"[ArchbishopDesmond Tutu’s] unofficial legacy will be his life and the story of how thistiny pastor with a huge laugh from South Africa became our globalguardian." —Time magazine Biographer John Allen collects the ArchbishopDesmond Tutu's most profound, controversial, and historic words in thisinspiring anthology of speeches, interviews, and sermons that have rocked theworld. An unforgettable look at the South African pastor’s deeply rootedempathy and penetrating wisdom, God IsNot a Christian is perfect for anyone moved by of Martin Luther King Jr.’s“I Have a Dream” speech or Nelson Mandela’s stirring autobiography Conversations with Myself, brilliantlyconnecting readers with the courageous and much-needed moral vision thatcontinues to change countless lives around the globe.
Author: Rick Warren
A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life will help you understand why you are alive and reveal God's amazing plan for you---both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal forty-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life's most important question: What on earth am I here for? Knowing God's purpose for creating you will reduce your stress, focus your energy, simplify your decisions, give meaning to your life, and most important, prepare you for eternity. 'Movie stars and political leaders aren't the only ones turning to Rick Warren for spiritual guidance. Millions of people---from NBA and LPGA players to corporate executives to high school students to prison inmates---meet regularly to discuss The Purpose Driven Life.'---Time
Author: Dr. Greg K. Popcak, Ph.D.
"You are gods." Blasphemy? No, those mysterious words, spoken by Jesus in the Gospel of John and alluded to in Psalm 82, point to a holy longing deep in our hearts that tells each of us that we were created for more. “Imagine that you were to wake up tomorrow to discover that, by some miracle, you had become a god overnight,” writes Dr. Gregory Popcak. “Not THE God—omnipresent, all-knowing, all-powerful—but a god in the classic sense. That is to say, you woke to find that you were perfect, immortal, utterly confident in who you are, where you were going in life, and how you were going to get there. It might seem ridiculous to consider at first, but allow yourself to imagine this truly miraculous transformation. What would it be like to live without fear? How would it feel to be completely at peace with yourself and the people in your life? Imagine what it would be like to be able to resolve—once and for all—the tension that currently exists between all your competing feelings, impulses, desires, and demands. What would change in your life as a result of your having become that sort of divinely actualized person?” Bold questions are in need of bold answers. And in Broken Gods, a work that is both practical and inspirational, Dr. Greg explores what our deepest desires--and even our darkest desires-- tell us about our ultimate destiny and reveals a commonsense approach to fulfilling our true purpose in life.
Author: Robert Cardinal Sarah, Nicolas Diat
Publisher: Ignatius Press
In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart? After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. "Silence is more important than any other human work," he says, "for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service."
Author: Alfonso Aguiló
Saber cuál es nuestra misión en la vida es la cuestión más importante que debemos plantearnos cada uno, y que podemos plantear a quienes queremos ayudar a vivir con acierto. Vocación no es algo que tienen algunos, sino todos. La vocación es el encuentro con la verdad sobre uno mismo. Un encuentro que proporciona una inspiración básica en la vida, de la que nace el compromiso, el cometido principal que cada persona tiene, y que quien es creyente percibe como los planes de Dios para él. Por eso, saber cuál es nuestra misión en la vida es la cuestión más importante que debemos plantearnos cada uno, y que podemos plantear a quienes queremos ayudar a vivir con acierto. Dios busca la felicidad del hombre, y la vocación es el descubrimiento de ese designio y ese plan que Dios ha previsto para que cada uno alcance la máxima realización personal. La vocación es como el reto que nos plantea nuestra vida. Es una nueva luz, un acontecimiento que nos da una nueva visión de la vida, y la llena de sentido. A través de relatos, ejemplos y anécdotas de la vida cotidiana y de la historia de los santos, en estas páginas del libro publicado por Ediciones Palabra Editorial se ofrecen algunas ideas sobre cómo conocer cada vez mejor ese designio de Dios y sobre cómo incorporarlo a nuestra vida. Mediante un diálogo con el lector, se abordan las principales dudas y cuestiones que se plantean en torno a esa gran pregunta del hombre que es la vocación, un enigma que a cada uno toca descifrar.
Author: William J. Abraham
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Following his best seller, The Logic of Evangelism, this book takes further Professor Abraham's belief that evangelism should involve taking the whole gospel to the whole person. The book reveals his understanding that evangelism is more than winning people for Christ--it is a process of discipleship, introducing new converts to all the riches of the Christian faith. Of course, anyone can undertake evangelism, but some do it with a slapstick attitude, as though they were throwing paint on canvas. In this book, Professor William Abraham declares that evangelism is an art. Evangelism is to be crafted with care, it is to be undertaken thoughtfully, it is to be placed carefully in the overall strategy of church life. Moreover, Christians are not made by throwing words at people, they are won by the care and love of a Christian community that takes seriously its traditions and its Bible.
Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.
Author: J. C. Polkinghorne
Publisher: Fortress Press
In this short masterpiece, eminent scientist and theologian John Polkinghorne offers an accessible, yet authoritative, introduction to the stimulating field of science and theology. After surveying their volatile historical relationship, he leads the reader through the whole array of questions at the nexus of the scientific and religious quests. A lucid and lively writer, Polkinghorne provides a marvelously clear overview of the major elements of current science (including quantum theory, chaos theory, time, and cosmology). He then offers a concise outline of the character of religion and shows the joint potential of science of religion to illumine some of the thorniest issues in theology today: creation, the nature of knowledge, human and divine identity and agency. Polkinghorne aptly demonstrates that a sturdy faith has nothing to fear and much to gain from an intellectually honest appraisal of the new horizons of contemporary science.
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Random House
The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.