Filled with warm, heartwarming illustrations that create a comforting atmosphere for talking with children about their deep questions about God, Who Made God? provides a special time of sharing with your child.
Author: Larry Libby
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Remember when you were a child and the things you wondered about God? Kids are no different today. They have questions about God that seem to have no logical explanation, but best-selling author Larry Libby offers sensitive, biblically-based answers to difficult questions. Filled with warm, heartwarming illustrations that create a comforting atmosphere for talking with children about their deep questions about God, Who Made God? provides a special time of sharing with your child. Help your child discover answers about the One who loves us most of all—our Heavenly Father."
And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith Zondervan, Ravi
Zacharias, Norman L. Geisler. should find ourselves in a world in which we
evolve later in the lifetime of our star. In fact ... So, we may wonder, what else is
Author: Ravi Zacharias
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.
Looking at John 1:18 again, we see that, although no one has seen God, Christ
has—and he makes God known to us. There is a ... To put it another way, Christ
is the standard by which we come to see and understand God. ... The question is
not what we think God is like, but how God has chosen to reveal what he is like.
Author: Peter E. Enns
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable--but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
It is telling that the most ardent atheists still want to speak passionately of their
awe and wonder at the world. ... So, while I have argued that it is very difficult to
imagine how physical science could get a handle on wonder, if we suppose it did
, what would that mean? ... contradict the gratuitous life of God described
previously, for the point made there is that nothing other than God makes his life
Author: Mark Hart
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A powerful riposte to atheist claims that Christians are merely puppets in God's hands, celebrating the God-given freedom which lies at the heart of faith.
power of God . Then , too , God pre - serves all that He has made . Who “ cared ”
for “ the lily of the field , ” through the bleak and cold winter ? Who cares for , and
feeds , the millions of birds , and beasts , and insects , day by day , from one age
to another God , who makes them , preserves them . 2 . ... You may know the
words and the action ; but God knows what we think and wish , and why we do things .
I have , under such preaching , repressed , a hundred times , the very same
feelings that those children , only more frank ... Well , please tell us , " said Emma
, “ but I hope what you think don't make God out so bad as I have thought him to
And there are other things which have not breath of life and understanding to
praise God, but yet, because they also are good, and duly arranged in their
proper order, and form part of the beauty of the universe, which God created,
though they themselves with voice and heart praise not ... no vexation; there the
blessed ever praise God; but we are still below: yet, when we think how God is
praised there, ...
Author: St. Augustine of Hippo
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life In any commentary on a portion of the Old Testament by a writer unacquainted with Hebrew, exact criticism, and freedom from mistake, must not be expected. But the Psalms have been so in the mouth and in the heart of God’s people in all languages, that it has been necessary often to find an explanation suitable to imperfect translations. And no doubt it is intended that we should use such explanations for the purpose of edification, when we are unable to be more accurate, though in proving doctrine it is necessary always to remember and allow for any want of acquaintance with the original, or uncertainty with respect to its actual meaning. However, the main scope and bearing of the text is rarely affected by such points as vary in different translations, and the analogy of the faith is sufficient to prevent a Catholic 4 mind from adopting any error in consequence of a text seeming to bear a heterodox meaning. Perhaps the errors of translation in the existing versions may have led the Fathers to adopt rules of interpretation ranging too far from the simple and literal; but having such translations, they could hardly use them otherwise. Meanwhile St. Augustin will be found to excel in the intense apprehension of those great truths which pervade the whole of Sacred Writ, and in the vivid and powerful exposition of what bears upon them. It is hardly possible to read his practical and forcible applications of Holy Scripture, without feeling those truths by the faith of which we ought to live brought home to the heart in a wonderful manner. His was a mind that strove earnestly to solve the great problems of human life, and after exhausting the resources, and discovering the emptiness, of erroneous systems, found truth and rest at last in Catholic Christianity, in the religion of the Bible as expounded by St. Ambrose. And though we must look to his Confessions for the full view of all his cravings after real good, and their ultimate satisfaction, yet throughout his works we have the benefit of the earnestness with which he sought to feed on the “sincere milk of the word.”
When thus pressed, they will perhaps make an answer which has brought them
into trouble many times already; “We consider that the Son has ... is called Only-
begotten, because He alone was brought to be by God alone, and all other things
were created by God through the Son782.” Now I wonder who it was783 that
suggested to you so futile and novel an idea as that the Father alone wrought
with His ...
What you need to know is that our Bible has been crafted and honed into a story
that includes God and mankind. In these early chapters of Genesis, stories
borrowed from other cultures point to our God who created, then destroyed, and
then made a covenant ... These stories appear for a reason, and hopefully I have
been clear that the Hebrew people wondered about the same things you wonder
Author: Stephen J. Kelly
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Belly Buttons, Dinosaurs, and Evolution explains the sacred stories in Genesis 1-11 in light of the science of evolution and the history of the stories in Genesis 1-11. The world of science and the world of faith use different criteria in their disciplines, yet properly understood, young people need not be in conflict with what they are learning in school and learning from their faith communities.
Many will arise in the form of stress and other things you might consider
inconsequential. ... That makes you wonder why some of us even cry and accuse God of frivolous things that we didn't get from Him at the time others are dying for what's ...
Author: Christiana I. Chineme
As humans, things happen to us sometimes that we cannot fully understand. We desire to explain them when from human perspective there's no explanation that really exists. Our perplexion at things of that nature are not just about when they happen to us but also the things we witness in the world around us. They oftentimes shake the foundations of our faith in God to the core. But as much as not knowing hurts, at no time should our reaction be to accuse God for things we don't understand. Rather, we should know that God is not always the architect of all our problems and that He might not always save us from people that live to harm us or bless us the way we want because we take a stand with Him. His promise however is one thing and that is that He'll work it all out for HIS OWN ENDS even the wicked for a day of disaster Proverbs 16:4b. However your pain occurred, God's declared intentions are that He'll use all of your problems any which way they present to work out His will for your life. The deaths of some of the people that went before us is proof that for reasons best known to Him, God at times chooses not to deliver people that take a stand with Him. And it's not because He hated such people but because of what He already planned to use the situation for.
Source is just more of me ranting ahout these things that I honestly wonder
people take into consideration. ... standard “leave your name and numher” and
then made the huge jump into “And may God shower his many hlessings upon you.
Author: Rachael El Shami
Poetry's not for everybody these days. Who wants to read an ode to a daffodil? Times are changing, and this is poetry that has changed with the times. It deals with subjects like friendship, confused emotions, memories, attempts at parenthood, ponderings about religion and spirituality. Worded in a way that is accessible to everyone (who needs iambic pentameter?), this poetry is relevant to everyone. If you have ever felt an emotion, but were unable to fully express the depth of it, this might be the book for you. If you just want to be comforted by the fact that there is someone out there who understands, because they have gone through the same thing, you might just want to give this a read.
Created wills are so very fickle, and created powers so very feeble, that if any of
these did depend upon the creature, the whole would shake. But God himself
hath undertaken the doing of it from first to last, that we might abide in a constant
dependence upon him, and subjection to him, ... The more we know of other things, the less we wonder at them: but the further we are led into an
acquaintance with ...
We can all point to experiences in our lives when we have been confused by what God was doing and allowing. ... We wonder if we really matter. ... These are
good things to wrestle with, because make no mistake: we were made for more.
Author: Sonja Corbitt
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Sonja Corbitt was an evangelical Baptist before she converted to Catholicism. In Unleashed, she shares her passion for the scriptures by weaving the Word of God with her own experiences to show readers how the Holy Spirit flows through their lives in relationships, prayer, and even in times of suffering. Sonja Corbitt’s passionate faith and natural storytelling ability combine to create a refreshing message of how God, in his continual pursuit of us, speaks to us through the positive and painful circumstances of life, relationships, and his Word. In Unleashed, Corbitt testifies that prayerful and regular study of the scriptures is the key to hear the voice of God, to see the Holy Spirit at work even in times of suffering, and to receive all the graces God wants to give. Corbitt has been captivating Catholic women across the country with her message about God and his desire to know them in a deep and personal way. Endorsed by her bishop as a “credit to her faith,” Corbitt inspires Catholics everywhere to engage with the scriptures with renewed vigor and energy.
Therefore, this point I'm trying to make does not apply here. God grant me the
serenity to accept the things I cannot change! Love is an ... Love can sometimes
be confusing and misleading, especially if couples are going through trials and
tribulations in their marriage and are demanding of one another. We think that if
we could change our husband, we'll suddenly be happy and contented with
Author: Angie Lewis
Biblical-based insights for married women and women who are thinking of getting married. From marital infidelity to forgiveness this book explains it all! God made man to be the protector of women. Men love to do it, they want to do it, and they feel like a man when we let them do it! Most married women don't feel they need protected. They carry mace, a gun and take karate classes and act like a man and still, they are getting beaten, raped, manhandled, and murdered. What happens when we don't allow our husbands to protect us? We reject their love for us. Don't you want to be loved by your man? Don't you want your man to show his love for you? Did you know that when we don't let our husband's love us the way God meant for a man to love his wife, we are actually rebelling against God?
This is exactly what the people of Israel denied in their search for saviors among
the Baals, human strength, and other nations. ... “My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth” (Ps. 121:2). We wonder what might have
happened if before 723 B.C. the people of Israel had heard God's incisive
diagnosis of their ...
Author: Lloyd J. Ogilvie
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
appeal to what happens on other occasions'. As Kant observes, you can ...
Suppose God's existence and the beginning of time are simultaneous, and we wonder whether God created time, or time created God. There is clearly no
possibility of ...
Author: Nicholas Everitt
Is it possible to prove or disprove God's existence? Arguments for the existence of God have taken many different forms over the centuries: in The Non-Existence of God, Nicholas Everitt considers all of the arguments and examines the role that reason and knowledge play in the debate over God's existence. He draws on recent scientific disputes over neo-Darwinism, the implication of 'big bang' cosmology, and the temporal and spatial size of the universe; and discusses some of the most recent work on the subject, leading to a controversial conclusion.
Why did the just undergo captivity at the same time with sinners, we wonder, [
622D] if not because the mysteries of God cannot ... “anything good or bad,” (
Rom 9:11) it was said on the basis of foreknowledge that one will be hated and
the other loved. ... people either to justice or to sin, so that it may not seem that God, almost unwisely, created for himself people who do what he doesn't want
them to do?
Author: Guido Stucco
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Guido Stucco holds a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Sait Louis University. He is currently working on a book documenting the developments in the doctrine of predestination, from the Council of Trent to the Jansenist controversy.
I'm not going to saytoyouwhatI daren'tsay to God—'Forgive me. ... But I wonder if
you can understand—oh, I want you to understand, Domini, what has made the thing I am, a renegade, abreakerof oaths,aliar to ... Perhaps the chief effect my
father's lackof belief had upon my mother wasto make her own belief more
Author: Robert Hichens
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
A story of Egypt and the Sahara steeped in the mysticism and passion of the desert.
it was suppose to be a partnership job and the how about fifty other things just
was added to it after we moved in . ... So it did make me feel a little better , but I
was wondering if they thought that much of me why didn't they help me around
Author: Shirley Johnston
This book is a story of Shirley Johnston’s life. There is a lot of messages and lessons to be learn from it. One message is that the Master, requested that I write it. So I could still tell everybody about Him. That even 2000 years, He is still a Miracle working God. Just in this half of my life, God has delivered me from 4 fires, 2 floods, and 1 hurricane. That is to name a few disasters that Sweet Jesus has brought me through. Some of the other events, most people could only imagine surviving. Another message is that others can learn from all I have went through. That God truly is the answer, to any and all problems no matter how big or little the problem is. The lessons is that we don’t have to live in nightmares and messes that we get ourselves into. That if we hold onto God’s Unchanging Hand. He truly is a “Rewarder of those who dilgently seek Him.” So you see God did have other plans for my life.
It made God tired to think about it. It had demanded so much and it was still not
finished. It kept developing new dimensions and each one demanded more and more from God. The Lord thought, “This whole thing has become so complicated.
Author: James L. Killen
Publisher: CSS Publishing
Contemporary life is filled with a host of contentious moral and social issues. There are many thorny topics, both personal and political, which bring out a cacophony of opinions that can overwhelm us. While we are inundated with questions, there often seem to be no clear answers. So how should we respond? As Christians, we must constantly ask ourselves, What does the Lord require of me?In this outstanding collection of meditations, James Killen examines many of today's hot-button issues with an eye toward helping readers think through their beliefs and responsibilities. Mindful of our call to live in faithfulness to God's purpose, each essay draws on the Bible and the Christian faith to discern how God would have us respond to the emerging situations of our world's history.What Does The Lord Require? is topical, inspiring reading -- and with thoughtful discussion questions at the end of each meditation, it's an excellent resource for adult classes or study groups, as well as for a sermon series that is sure to connect with congregations.Among the issues addressed are: * religious pluralism* economic justice* materialism* environmental stewardship* gender roles* suicide* abortion* personal integrity* homosexuality* AIDS* race relations* warThe timid pulpit is too often the platform of pastors who choose not to unsettle their parishioners. As a result, words that address the critical social and moral issues of our day go unspoken. The messages of this book inspire the reader to new heights of courage as these difficult issues are presented with clear, forthright challenges. You will be informed and motivated as the cost of discipleship awakens your Christian journey in the 21st century.Joe A. WilsonUnited Methodist bishopJames Killen does a remarkable job of reminding us that being a Christian is more than individual religiosity. Rather, it encompasses every facet of our existence, personal and corporate. These meditations explore issues that Christians cannot afford to ignore. A must read!Brig. Gen. Hiram Doc Jones, USAF (retired)Former Deputy Chief, Air Force Chaplain ServiceJames L. Killen has pastored a variety of congregations during a 45-year career in the ministry, ranging from a small open country parish in northeast Texas to Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaumont, Texas, a 2,000-member church with a television ministry serving all of southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana. A graduate of the University of Houston and Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Killen's work has appeared in several publications, including Preaching, Pulpit Digest, Circuit Rider, The Upper Room, and the Abingdon Preaching Annual. He is also the author of Who Do You Say That I Am?