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Sooner or later, lifes difficulties bring every Christian woman to Gods doorstep with questions too personal to ignore. "Why does God let me go through such painful circumstances?" "Why does he seem indifferent to my prayers?" Were tired of spiritual pie in the sky. We want authentic, God-as-he-really-is faiththe kind that holds us together when our world is falling apart and equips us to offer strength and hope to others.
When Life and Beliefs Collide raises a long-overdue call for us to think seriously about what we believe about God. With passion, brilliance, and eloquence, Carolyn Custis James weaves stories of contemporary women with episodes from the life of Mary of Bethany to illustrate the practical benefits of knowing God deeply. Examining the misperceptions and abuses that discourage women from pursuing a deeper understanding of God, this insightful book demonstrates how practical and down to earth knowing God can be.
"This outstanding book offers the best demonstration that everyone needs theology, the best expository account of Mary and Martha, and the best trajectory for womens ministry in modern North America that I have yet read." James I. Packer
"Thoughtful, scholarly, and motivating . . . should inspire and encourage women for years to come." Joni Eareckson Tada
"You will not think the same way, nor hopefully be the same, after reading this thought-provoking book." Vonette Zachary Bright
". . . affirms women in their calling, chosen-ness, and gifting, and makes us know we are cherished and planned for." Jill Briscoe
This author speaks to the heart of matters with simplicity and understanding, answering questions we all share and making sense of that gray place between faith and our life... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Helen F. Williams
Carolyn Custis James digs deep and brings new perspective to the status quo. This writing will make you wrestle, but you will soon realize that it is time to live.Published 1 month ago by Conference Participant
I found this book to be just as beneficial for men as well as women. Excellent insights into the lives of both Martha and Mary. Well done, Ms. James!Published 4 months ago by Glenn Ulrich
We are using "When Life and Beliefs Collide" as our Bible study. We are enthusiastic and throughly enjoy reviewing and discussing a different chapter each week. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Joyce Catherwood
I agree wholeheartedly that everyone needs theology. This message was delivered with such a chip on the shoulder and outrageously awful examples of men's views of women that I... Read morePublished 9 months ago by S. Hove
I can't say much that the other reviewers haven't said....but this book (i.e. Jesus through this book) is currently changing my life. Read morePublished 10 months ago by SammaLynn
women theologians. finding meaning and purpose in life by embracing the Savior. engaging and thought-provoking style. Very encouraging. Hope to read more by this author.Published 12 months ago by D M. Demoret
I can't say enough good things about this book. I have suggested to many friends that they read it. Great for anyone to read!Published 17 months ago by SSTeach06
Everything was fine. Easy purchase via Kindle. Would recommend the book as well. If you want to know what it means to be a Theologian in a practical sense this book is for you.Published 18 months ago by rrs