Description : Masterful combination of theological principles and practical application regarding divine love--the subject of Our Lord's first and greatest commandment. Based on Scripture, the Fathers, St. Thomas. An acknowledged classic which goes to the heart of our religion.
Description : Complete with a daily Bible-reading plan, this devotional is sure to encourage and edify readers as they make their way through God's Word in the course of a year.
Description : Between the third centuries BC and AD were written thousands of verses in Tamil that have collectively come to be known as Sangam literature. The expressions of love between a man and a woman in these love poems gave way to passionate expressions of devotional love, where the heroine became the devotee and the hero became God. Through the centuries of patriarchy, women negotiated varied levels of existence and largely went unnoticed until they found a path for self-expression through bhakti or devotion. While the dominant form of worship was to prostrate before God, women found innovative ways of personal expression, often seeing the lord as a lover, friend, husband, or even son. The individual outpourings and the unfettered voices of these women refused to be drowned in the din of patriarchy gathering momentum until this became a pan India movement. In For the Love of God, Sandhya Mulchandani delves deep into historical accounts of these women who fell in love with God.
Description : This deeply scriptural, spiritually practical book by Oswald Chambers explores the difference God’s love makes both in this world and in our lives. You’ll discover a greater intimacy with Christ, a richer knowledge of Him, and a better understanding of how to share His love with others.
Description : For the Love of God is a provocative and inspiring reinterpretation of six essential Biblical texts. Attempting to understand "some of the wildest, strangest, most splendid writing in Western tradition," Alicia Suskin Ostriker shows how the Bible embraces sexuality and skepticism, boundary crossing and challenges to authority, how it illuminates the human psyche and mirrors our own violent times, and how it asks us to make difficult choices in the quest for justice.
Description : "Oh, how I love your law. Your statutes are my heritage for ever; they are the joy of my heart ..." Psalm 119:97 - 111 "At their best," writes Don Carson, "Christians have saturated themselves in the Word of God." The means by which God sanctifies men and women, setting them apart as his own people, is the Word of truth. Many people, however, would admit that they have allowed the pressures of life to crowd out serious and thoughtful reading of the Bible. Also, in a culture that has moved away from a Christian worldview, the Bible's unwavering proclamations and fantastic stories seem ever stranger. The big picture of the Bible is gradually fading from view. For the Love of God encourages us to face these challenges. Now, more than ever, the need to read the Bible and to grasp its relevance for our lives is critical. This companion volume to 'For the Love of God - Vol. 1', follows Robert Murray M'Cheyne's Bible-reading plan, taking you through the New Testament and Psalms twice and the Old Testament once. Don Carson has written thought-provoking comments and reflections to accompany one of each day's scriptural passages. And, most uniquely, he offers a perspective that places each reading into the larger framework of history and God's eternal plan, in order to deepen our understanding of his sovereignty and the unity and power of his Word.
Description : This well-researched and thorough work presents Chinese Christianity in a way that will lead Christians and others to better understand their faith and China. The Love of God in China examines various aspects related to Christianity in this socialist country, including: the status of Chinese Christian churches the policy of Chinese government for state control of religion the attitudes of Chinese people towards Christianity theological perspectives in China the Chinese perception of religious principles successful efforts to cultivate Chinese Christianity Author John Peale objectively presents the competing and conflicting positions of the diverse Chinese Christian groups. As he identifies the challenges faced by Christian individuals and churches in China, he not only suggests resolutions, but also proposes what Western Christians could learn from their Chinese family in the faith. Peale explores the ways Christianity can be submerged into Chinese culture.
Description : A noted evangelical scholar presents a serious treatment of the doctrine of the love of God in an honest, biblically sound handling of questions it raises, misconstrued sentimentalities, and difficult passages.
Description : This collection of writings is a reflection of Bishop Ting's thoughts and opinions in a changing political and spiritual environment that have existed over the past 57 years.