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Act of Grace

By Anna Krien
  • ISBN Code: : 174382033X
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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An electrifying story of fear and sacrifice, and what people will do to outrun the shadows. Iraqi aspiring pianist Nasim falls from favour with Saddam Hussein and his psychopathic son, triggering a perilous search for safety. In Australia, decades later, Gerry is in fear of his tyrannical father, Toohey, who has returned from the Iraq War bearing the physical and psychological scars of conflict. Meanwhile, Robbie is dealing with her own father’s dementia when the past enters the present. These characters’ worlds intertwine in a brilliant narrative of guilt and reckoning, trauma and survival. Crossing the frontiers of war, protest and reconciliation, Act of Grace is a meditation on inheritance: the damage that one generation passes on to the next, and the potential for transformation. ‘Act of Grace is bold, brilliant and breathtakingly humane. Anna Krien makes riveting the sweep of history and the lived price of war; at the same time she reveals, with great insight, the intimacies of daily love and tiny, splintering acts of violence in families. She is both wide-angle and close-up, and there is redemption in every line. Anna Krien is the real deal – a novelist for our times.’ —Anna Funder, author of All That I Am ‘Masterful – a far-reaching tapestry of a novel. Nuanced and whip-smart, this is a work of profound empathy – a book of and for our times. As Act of Grace unfolds with precise muscularity, Krien’s inhabitation of each character approaches the divine.’ —Peggy Frew, author of The Islands and Hope Farm ‘Act of Grace is a work of stunning virtuosity. Krien has taken a huge leap of creative faith, and from the very first page to the last I was ready to follow her anywhere.’ —Ceridwen Dovey, author of In the Garden of the Fugitives and Only the Animals ‘An ambitious and compelling study of trauma and how it’s transferred and inherited ... a nuanced consideration of the different forms and ethics of activism.’ —Books+Publishing

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“Grace” is a word not often used these days, except in a religious sense. But what does it really mean? What does it teach us about God the Father and Jesus Christ? What did the word mean when the biblical writers used it? We are the recipients of God’s grace, but does it come with obligations on our part? Few things could be more important to our relationship with God than a true biblical understanding of grace! Be sure to read this eye-opening study guide to discover the real biblical meaning of grace! Inside this Bible study aid: -- Grace: A Biblical Overview -- How Grace Reconciles Us to God -- Grace in Action: Jesus Christ’s Example -- Grace and Law: What Does the Bible Say? -- What Did “Grace” Mean in the First-Century World? -- How Can You Grow in Grace? -- Repentance, Forgiveness, Power and Understanding Through Grace -- The Apostle Paul: an Example of God’s Grace in Action

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Winner of the ECPA Book of the Year Award for Christian Living What is your calling as a parent? In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas. In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents. Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.

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The CNN senior political analyst and USA Today columnist offers a path to navigating the toxic division in our culture without compromising our convictions and emotional well-being, based on her experience as a journalist during the Trump era, interviews with experts, and research on what leads people to actually change their minds. “Bracing, elevating, and essential . . . Kirsten Powers has given us a great gift at an urgent hour.” —Jon Meacham For years, New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Powers has been center stage for many of our nation’s most searing political and cultural battles as a columnist, TV analyst, and one-time participant in the thunderdome of Twitter. On a good day, there will be civil disagreement. On a bad day, it’s all-out trench warfare—nothing but a cycle of outrage and self-righteousness. More and more, Powers finds herself wondering, along with countless Americans: How are we to cope with this non-stop madness? In Saving Grace, Powers writes with wit and insight about our country’s poisonous political discourse, chronicling the efforts she’s made to stay grounded and preserve her sanity in a post-truth era that has driven many of us to the edge. She draws on lessons offered by faith leaders, therapists, theologians, social scientists, and activists working for change today. She dismantles the widespread misconception that grace means being nice, letting people get away with harmful behavior, or choosing neutrality in the name of peace. Grace, she argues, is anything but an act of surrender; instead, it is a kinetic and transformative force. Saving Grace offers a template for a different kind of America, one where we can engage with people who hold opposing views without sacrificing our values or our passionate beliefs in the causes we care about. It’s a culture that embraces repentance and repair, a process through which those who have caused harm can take responsibility and work toward righting the wrongs in which they have participated. It’s a place where we’re empowered to see the possibility in other people, even people who are driving us nuts. Provocative, original, and filled with deep wisdom, Saving Grace is an essential read for anyone engaged in the struggle to live compassionately in an era of relentless demonization and division.

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  • Book Code : 0567679853
  • Total of Pages : 224
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Christiane Alpers discusses the contribution and role Christian theology plays in developing of the democratic life in post-Christendom societies. She discusses the three major approaches to this debate – public theology, Radical Orthodoxy, and post-liberal Protestantism – in order to illustrate the shared assumption that such an enhancement should be understood in terms of solving existing political problems. The volume builds on and combines public theology's aspiration to craft a non-triumphant political theology, fit for a post-Christendom context, Radical Orthodoxy's hesitancy to embrace secularism as neutral centre for present democracies; as well as post-liberalism's Christocentric outlook. Alpers engages with a wide variety of thinkers, such as John Milbank, Graham Ward, John Howard Yoder, Kathryn Tanner and Edward Schillebeeckx; to suggest that a political theology in the post-Christendom context could build on the faith that Christ alone has redeemed the whole world.

ALL OF GRACE

By Charles H. Spurgeon
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  • Publisher : Christian Publishing House
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Religion
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The thrust of the New Testament, and the central aspect of the Gospel, is one of grace. Spurgeon reflected on God’s grace throughout his career as a preacher and teacher. The best-selling All of Grace contains chapters on justification, forgiveness, faith, the regeneration of the Holy Spirit, and much more. Since its first publication more than a century ago, All of Grace has sold more than one million copies! Herein you have an updated version where we have updated archaic language and added many excursions (additional insights) where we dig deeper into Spurgeon’s words.

Habits of Grace

By David Mathis
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  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 1433550504
  • Total of Pages : 146
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: habits-of-grace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Christian life is built on three seemingly unremarkable practices: reading the Bible, prayer, and fellowship with other believers. However, according to David Mathis, such “habits of grace” are the God-designed channels through which his glorious grace flows—making them life-giving practices for all Christians. Whether it’s hearing God’s voice (the Word), having his ear (prayer), or participating in his body (fellowship), such spiritual rhythms of the Christian life have the power to awaken our souls to God’s glory and stir our hearts for lifelong service in his name. What’s more, these seemingly simple practices grant us access to a host of spiritual blessings that we can only begin to imagine this side of eternity—and the incredible joy that such blessings bring to God’s children today.

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By Shane Claiborne
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062347365
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 472
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In this reasoned exploration of justice, retribution, and redemption, the champion of the new monastic movement, popular speaker, and author of the bestselling The Irresistible Revolution offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penalty. The Bible says an eye for an eye. But is the state’s taking of a life true—or even practical—punishment for convicted prisoners? In this thought-provoking work, Shane Claiborne explores the issue of the death penalty and the contrast between punitive justice and restorative justice, questioning our notions of fairness, revenge, and absolution. Using an historical lens to frame his argument, Claiborne draws on testimonials and examples from Scripture to show how the death penalty is not the ideal of justice that many believe. Not only is a life lost, so too, is the possibility of mercy and grace. In Executing Grace, he reminds us of the divine power of forgiveness, and evokes the fundamental truth of the Gospel—that no one, even a criminal, is beyond redemption.

The Law, the Covenant and God's Plan

By Kari Kuula
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  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Book Code : 9783525536285
  • Total of Pages : 391
  • Category : History
  • Members : 251
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The Law of Karma

By Bruce Reichenbach
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349118990
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 650
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An examination of the law of karma approached as a philosophical thesis important in its own right and as a unifying concept within certain religious-philosophical systems. The author includes ideas expressed in the 20th century as well as those found in classical Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

New Commentary on Acts of Apostles

By J. W. McGarvey
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 172528295X
  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 933
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Movements of Grace

By Jeff McSwain
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498272711
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 336
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To Barth, Bonhoeffer, and the Torrances, grace is not an abstract truth; it is reality itself. By God's revelation in Jesus Christ we are given the blessed assurance to know that all human beings are included in the humanity of the Savior. And in Christ we discover the movements of grace, a double movement at once God-humanward and human-Godward, all by the Holy Spirit. These theologians were keen to remind us that Christ's ongoing mediatorship includes all appropriate human responses to God. In fact, only by grace and in union with Christ do we have true response-ability. It is this "going with the flow" of the Holy Spirit en Christo that makes Christo-realism so dynamic and life-giving.

The Noh Family

By Grace K. Shim
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593462742
  • Total of Pages : 385
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 406
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This sparkling K-drama inspired debut novel introduces irrepressibly charming teen Chloe Chang, who is reunited with her deceased father's estranged family via a DNA test, and is soon whisked off to Seoul to join them... When her friends gift her a 23-and-Me test as a gag, high school senior Chloe Chang doesn’t think much of trying it out. She doesn’t believe anything will come of it—she’s an only child, her mother is an orphan, and her father died in Seoul before she was even born, and before her mother moved to Oklahoma. It’s been just Chloe and her mom her whole life. But the DNA test reveals something Chloe never expected—she’s got a whole extended family from her father’s side half a world away in Korea. Turns out her father's family are amongst the richest families in Seoul and want to meet Chloe. So, despite her mother's reservations, Chloe travels to Seoul and is whisked into the lap of luxury . . . but something feels wrong. Soon Chloe will discover the reason why her mother never told her about her dad’s family, and why the Nohs wanted her in Seoul in the first place. Could joining the Noh family be worse than having no family at all?

The Religious Affections

By Jonathan Edwards
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 343
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 556
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A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections is a famous publication written in 1746 by Jonathan Edwards describing his philosophy about the process of Christian conversion in Northampton, Massachusetts, during the First Great Awakening, which emanated from Edwards' congregation starting in 1734. Edwards wrote the Treatise to explain how true religious conversion to Christianity occurs. Edwards describes how emotion and intellect both play a role, but "converting grace" is what causes Christians to "awaken" to see that forgiveness is available to all who have faith that Jesus' sacrifice atones for all sins._x000D_

A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections

By Jonathan Edwards
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1605208078
  • Total of Pages : 372
  • Category : Religion
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How do we discern between true religion, and false? In this classic treatise on the nature of authentic faith, enormously influential American preacher and theologian JONATHAN EDWARDS (1703-1758) explores the difference between true and counterfeit religious experiences, and how deep and sincere emotion can accentuate a real connection to God. This profound 1746 text examines both the genuine signs of an instance of God's interaction with the faithful-such as the potential "beautiful symmetry and proportion" of a revelation-as well as "signs" that offer no evidence: the "appearance of love" in a possible communication with God, for instance, is not enough to cement its divinity. Passionate and contentious, this exploration of the place of emotion in religious experience continues to confound and enlighten seekers of spiritual succor centuries after it was written.

The Trinitarian Theology of Jonathan Edwards

By Steven M. Studebaker,Robert W. Caldwell Iii
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317013050
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Religion
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While Jonathan Edwards scholars have increasingly recognized the central role that the Trinity played in his thought, no work brings together Edwards' central texts on the Trinity and interprets and applies them to contemporary theological issues. This book reveals how the doctrine of the Trinity transformed Edwards' ministry and how the Trinity can inform current evangelical thought, life, and ministry. Key primary texts, interpretation, and application of Edwards' trinitarian theology are all presented here. Part one features Edwards' chief trinitarian writings and provides an in-depth analysis on his doctrine. Part two sets Edwards' trinitarianism in historical context. Part three demonstrates how Edwards employed the Trinity in his sermons, in spiritual formation, and in other areas of doctrine.

Things Which Become Sound Doctrine

By J. Dwight Pentecost
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  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Book Code : 9780825498794
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
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Fourteen key Bible doctrines—including grace, repentance, sanctification, security, and predestination—are explained in everyday terms.

Dogmatic Ecclesiology : Volume 1

By Tom Greggs
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  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Book Code : 1493419722
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Religion
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Ecclesiology is a key issue for the present age of church history. This groundbreaking work by one of today's leading theologians offers a major Protestant ecclesiology for the church catholic. This volume, the first of three, considers the priesthood of the church in light of the priesthood of Christ. Tom Greggs shows the connection between Christ's work as high priest and the universal church's role in salvation. All together, the three volumes will offer a major statement on the doctrine of the church for Christians from a variety of backgrounds.