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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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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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Katie – Loving what is

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158.1 KAT

Personal Author:
Katie, Byron.
Title:
Loving what is : four questions that can change your life / Byron Katie written with Stephen Mitchell.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication info:
New York : Harmony Books, 2002.
Physical description:
xxvi, 258 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary:
The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.” Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point, we can truly love what is, just as it is.
Subject term:
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Subject term:
Self-acceptance.
Added Entry-Personal Name:
Mitchell, Stephen, 1943-
ISBN:
             1-4000-4537-1

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Williamson – Gift of change

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158.1 WIL

Personal Author:
Williamson, Marianne, 1952-
Title:
The gift of change : spiritual guidance for a radically new life / Marianne Williamson.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication info:
San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, c2004.
Physical description:
x, 257 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Williamson describes this as “a self-study program of spiritual psychotherapy” as it explores the powerful role of change in our lives.  Change is shown, even when difficult and painful, as an opportunity to transform.
Subject term:
Change (Psychology)
Subject term:
Life change events.
Subject term:
Spiritual life.
ISBN:
006058534X

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Yancey – Disappointment with God

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231.7 Y

Author:
Yancey, Philip.
Title:
Disappointment with God : three questions no one asks aloud / Philip Yancey.
Publication info: N.Y., Harper Paperbacks, c1988.

Physical description:

260 p. ; 24 cm.
General Note:
“This book was published by special arrangmeent with Zondervan Publishing House.”

ISBN:
0061040223
Summary:
Step by step in this best-selling award-winning book Yancey retraces the long journey toward understanding the questions caused when God who doesn’t always do what we think He’s supposed to do.

Subject term:
God–Knowableness.
Subject term:
Theodicy.
Subject term:
Faith.

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Burpo – Heaven is for real

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Personal Author:
Burpo, Todd.
Title:
Heaven is for real : a little boy’s astounding story of his trip to heaven and back / Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent.
Publication info:
Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2010.
Physical description:
xxi, 163 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Summary:When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed-a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery-and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born. He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read.

With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton tells of meeting long-departed family members. He describes Jesus, the angels, how “really, really big” God is, and how much God loves us. Retold by his father, but using Colton’s uniquely simple words, Heaven Is for Real  offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.”

Heaven Is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child.

Personal subject:

Burpo, Colton, 1999-
Subject term:
Heaven–Christianity.
Subject term:
Near-death experiences–Religious aspects–Christianity.
Added Entry-Personal Name:
Vincent, Lynn.
ISBN:
9780849946158 (pbk.)

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