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To Train Up a Child
To Train Up a Child
by Debi Pearl
Edition: Paperback
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29 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Satire, December 2, 2011
This review is from: To Train Up a Child (Paperback)
My wife and I were given this book at out son's baby shower. I thought it was satire. I could not believe that someone would suggest that such intentional cruelty to children is helpful.
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Questioning Evangelism
Questioning Evangelism
by Randy Newman
Edition: Paperback
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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes answers are too much, January 9, 2004
This review is from: Questioning Evangelism (Paperback)
How do you respond to a question? The quick response is probably an answer. Sometimes answers and defenses to our positions are too much though. They can shut people down and often show lack of compassion. We want to spread the hope of the gospel message but preaching turns people off. Those of us who confess Jesus as the answer often ignore the fact that he left many the questions asked him unanswered.
Author Randy Newman suggests that we engage people around us in the way Jesus often did- by asking questions, even answering questions with questions. By using dialogue in this rabbinic style, we can engage people in such a way as to get them to think about their beliefs. Furthermore, and maybe more importantly, by doing so we can engage their hearts because a person's acceptance of the gospel is not solely based on their ability to reason. Questions can get people who have never considered why they believe some things to be true to honestly think about them. Asking questioning can tear down strongholds of false views and build plausibility for the gospel. Examples of this kind of questioning dialogue, often from real conversations, are sprinkled throughout this book.
Of course, not all questions are genuine, or even questions at all, but rather attacks. Newman is aware this. Sometimes the best response is not to answer the attack but to ask a question. Even simple questions like "really?" and "so?" can turn a conversation around. It levels the playing field and opens the path for further serious discussion.
While remaining accessible, the book gives insight on how to respond to weighty questions such as "Why does God allow evil?", "Why are Christians so homophobic?", and "If Jesus is so great, why are some of his followers such jerks?" There aren't easy answers to all the questions. Sometimes there are no answers but the point of this book is not to tell you what to think, but rather to give perspective on how to think about various issues and how to relate to people. We don't have all the answers and shouldn't pretend like we do. Rather, it is more important that we honestly and wisely interact with people while pointing to the hope we have.
The intended audience is those who have a strong grasp of the gospel and a desire to declare it to others. Unlike declaring and defending the gospel that serve as a foundation, questioning evangelism doesn't always strive to give solid answers. Sometimes were not after answers; sometimes were after compassion. Questioning Evangelism is a book on evangelism that isn't wooden and recognizes that we are mind, body, heart, and soul-questions and all. Not only that, but it is also quite enjoyable to read with plentiful anecdotes and points to ponder. Who would have thought?

The Eleventh Hour
The Eleventh Hour
Offered by CAC Media
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5.0 out of 5 stars Something Beautiful..., March 5, 2002
This review is from: The Eleventh Hour (Audio CD)
This is the first of their albums that jars has produced since their double platinum selling debut. It draws on the strengths of the past three albums and I think the self-production has really worked well on this album. The sound is one that only Jars of Clay has. The stand out tracks on this album to me are "Disappear", "Fly", "Scarlet", "What Ever She Wants", "The Eleventh Hour", and "These Ordinary Days".

Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days (Left Behind No. 1)
Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days (Left Behind No. 1)
by Jerry B. Jenkins
Edition: Paperback
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but, come on!!, July 10, 2001
I have to admit, I thought this was an enjoyable little book. The whole basis behind it is pretty worthless though. Honestly, I don't see anywhere in the Bible where it mentions the word rapture. If you look at the history of rapture theory it starts with a guy named John Nelson Darby who lived the 19th century. The earlier Christians and Apostles never taught rapture theory for the simple reason it was not there. If this book had been more fictional I would have given it a higher rating, but making the Bible say what it does not? I won't go for that. Good fiction, but not truth. If you believe this book tells the truth read the Bible for your self. I really don't believe you'll see anything that will lead you to believe the theory behind this book.

City on a Hill: Songs of Worship & Praise
City on a Hill: Songs of Worship & Praise
Offered by IMS Distribution
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Praise and Worship Album of the Year., August 26, 2000
I believe City On A Hill is the best praise and worship album of the year. You know why? It's not just that it's got such great artist on it, like Jars of Clay, Sixpence, and Third Day. It's not just the great songs. It the sense of Comuntity on this Album. All the artist mingled together. They sung each other's songs and they joined together singing. The artists have joined togther, and the outcome is great. This is what Christian Music should be.

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