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Ortberg – Love beyond reason

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Author Ortberg, John.
Title Love beyond reason : moving God’s love from your head to your heart / John Ortberg.
Published Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub., c1998.
Description 221 p. ; 22 cm.
Note “Willow Creek Resources.”
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary  Discover the God you’ve longed to encounter; a Father head-over-heels in love with you, his child, and intensely committed to your highest joy.  Ortberg takes you to the very core of God’s being to discover a burning, passionate love that gives, and gives, and gives.  He explores the life-changing ways this love has expressed itself through Jesus.  And he shows how you, like Jesus, can love your mate, your family, your friends, and the world around you with the same practical, transforming love.
Subjects (Topics) Love — Religious aspects — Christianity.
God — Love.
God — Worship and love.
Christian life.
ISBN 0310234492 (pbk.)

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Fryer – Reclaiming the “L” word

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Author:     Fryer, Kelly A., 1961-
Title:     Reclaiming the “L” word : renewing the church from its Lutheran core / Kelly A. Fryer ; foreword by Timothy F. Lull
Published:     Minneapolis, MN : Augsburg Fortress, c2003
Description:     111 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Series:     Lutheran voices
Bibliography:     Includes bibliographical references (p. 95-96)

Summary: Where Lutheran Christians stand at the foot of the cross and where they are met by Jesus.  Shows where mission and the Lutheran theological tradition connect.  Fryer gives “5 Guiding Principles”:

  1. Jesus is Lord
  2. Everyone is welcome
  3. Love changes people
  4. Everybody has something to offer
  5. The world needs what we have.

As a result she offers “5 Strategic Behaviors”:

  1. Pray always
  2. Set people free
  3. Take action
  4. Expect surprises
  5. Be hopeful.

ISBN:    0806645962 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780806645964 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects (Topics):    Lutheran Church — Doctrines
Mission of the church
Evangelistic work
Church renewal

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Ortberg – If you want to walk on water…

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Author         Ortberg, John.
Title         If you want to walk on water, you’ve got to get out of the boat / John Ortberg.

Pub Info     Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House, c2001.

Physical description:
212 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Applies Matthew 14 to our lives today, recognizing the “boat we’re in” — the comfortable situation where we’re hiding.  Reminds us that there will be problems, but if we fail Jesus will be there to pick us up and also every once in a while we will walk on water!
Title subject:
Bible Matthew, XIV, 22-33–Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Subject term:
Trust in God–Christianity.
Jesus walking on the water (Miracle)
Bible. Matthew, XIV, 22-33 — Criticism, interpretation, etc.

 

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Hybels – Just walk across the room; participant’s guide

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Hybels

Personal Author:

Hybels, Bill.

Title:

Just walk across the room : four sessions on simple steps pointing people to faith / Bill Hybels.

Publication info:

Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan : Willow Creek Resources, c2006.

Physical description:

71 p.

Contents:

Session 1 – The single greatest gift; Session 2 – Living in 3 D; Session 3 – The power of story; Session 4- Grander vision living; Prayer requests & answers

Subject term:

Witness bearing (Christianity)

ISBN:

0310271762

ISBN:

9780310271765

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Kushner – How good do we have to be?

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Personal Author:
Kushner, Harold S.
Title:
How good do we have to be? : a new understanding of guilt and forgiveness / Harold S. Kushner.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication info:
Boston : Little, Brown & Co., 1996.
Physical description:
p. cm.
Summary:
Shows how human life is too complex for anyone to live it without making mistakes, and why we need not fear the loss of God’s love when we are less than perfect.  Kushner begins by offering a radically new interpretation of the story of Adam and Eve, which he sees as a tale of Paradise Outgrown rather than Paradise Lost: eating from the Tree of Knowledge was not an act of disobedience, but a brave step forward toward becoming human, complete with the richness of work, sexuality and child-rearing, and a sense of our mortality.
Title subject:
Bible Genesis, III–Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Subject term:
Eden.
Subject term:
Good and evil.
Subject term:
Self-esteem–Religious aspects.
Subject term:
Perfection–Religious aspects.
Subject term:
Guilt–Religious aspects.
Subject term:
Forgiveness–Religious aspects.
Subject term:
Religious addiction–Controversial literature.
ISBN:
0316519332 (pbk.)

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Ortberg – If you want to walk on water…participant’s guide

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248.4 ORT

Author         Ortberg, John.
Title         If you want to walk on water, you’ve got to get out of the boat : participant’s guide / John Ortberg with Stephen and Amanda Sorenson.
Pub Info     Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House, c2003.
Descript     114 p. ; 23 cm.
Note         “A 6-session journey on learning to trust God.”
Subjects     Trust in God — Christianity.
Jesus walking on the water (Miracle)
Bible. Matthew, XIV, 22-33 — Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Add Author     Sorenson, Stephen.
Sorenson, Amanda, 1953-
ISBN         9780310250562 (pbk.)

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Barsotti – Finding God in the movies

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791.436 BAR

Personal Author:
Barsotti, Catherine M., 1945-
Title:
Finding God in the movies : 33 films of reel faith / Catherine M. Barsotti and Robert K. Johnston.
Publication info:
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, c2004.
Physical description:
319 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Summary:
In Finding God in the Movies Catherine Barsotti and Robert Johnston show you how to combine your love of movies with your desire for God. Introducing thirty-three films of faith–ranging from Tender Mercies to X-Men–the authors identify and explore key biblical themes like forgiveness, faith, and repentance. An enthusiastic guide for the individual movie lover or small group, this resource contains production notes and film synopses, relevant Scripture texts, theological reflection, recommended video clips, discussion questions, and more. It will deepen your fervor for film and for God.
Subject term:
Motion pictures–Religious aspects.
Subject term:
Motion pictures–Moral and ethical aspects.
Added Entry-Personal Name:
Johnston, Robert K., 1945-
ISBN:
0801064813 (pbk.)

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