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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
Our book club is currently studying and discussing this book. Lots of good thoughts to share.Published 2 months ago by closecall
Title is misleading. I didn't get that this was about that at all. To me, entire book was about why women make good theologians. That was all.Published 3 months ago by hwo
This was an amazing book-one of the best I've ever read! Life changing thoughts that have already changed some of my theology!Published 3 months ago by Dale Rewa
relevant for every woman, every believer! sound the call. we all need to be prepared - not only for our own lives, but the lives we encounter all around us.Published 4 months ago by G. Brookshire
One of Carolyn Custis James's seminary professors made a clueless statement, "You know, there have never been any great women theologians. Read morePublished 5 months ago by dgrec
Encouraging, Compassionate. Challenging. Provoking. Insightful.Stirring.
The reader goes from tension to peace as Carolyn James lays out her insights of what it means to be a... Read more
The book was in excellent shape, even better than expected! Came on time. Hope they have other books that I will needing for my class.Published 7 months ago by Debbie Stoetzer
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 10 months 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 11 months ago by Conference Participant