Soul Of Christianity
“I have tried to describe a Christianity which is fully compatible with everything we now know, and to indicate why Christians feel privileged to give their lives to it.”
In his most personal and passionate book on the spiritual life, renowned author, scholar, and teacher of world religions Huston Smith turns to his own life-long religion, Christianity. With stories and personal anecdotes, Smith not only presents the basic beliefs and essential teachings of Christianity, but argues why religious belief matters in today’s secular world.
Though there is a wide variety of contemporary interpretations of Christianity-some of them conflicting-Smith cuts through these to describe Christianity’s “Great Tradition,” the common faith of the first millennium of believers, which is the trunk of the tree from which Christianity’s many branches, twigs, and leaves have grown. This is not the exclusivist Christianity of strict fundamentalists, nor the liberal, watered-down Christianity practiced by many contemporary churchgoers. In exposing biblical literalism as unworkable as well as enumerating the mistakes of modern secularists, Smith presents the very soul of a real and substantive faith, one still relevant and worth believing in.
Smith rails against the hijacked Christianity of politicians who exploit it for their own needs. He decries the exercise of business that widens the gap between rich and poor, and fears education has lost its sense of direction. For Smith, the media has become a business that sensationalizes news rather than broadening our understanding, and art and music have become commercial and shocking rather than enlightening. Smith reserves his harshest condemnation, however, for secular modernity, which has stemmed from the misreading of science-the mistake of assuming that “absence of evidence” of a scientific nature is “evidence of absence.” These mistakes have all but banished faith in transcendence and the Divine from mainstream culture and pushed it to the margins.
Though the situation is grave, these modern misapprehensions can be corrected, says Smith, by reexamining the great tradition of Christianity’s first millennium and reaping the lessons it holds for us today. This fresh examination of the Christian worldview, its history, and its major branches provides the deepest, most authentic vision of Christianity-one that is both tolerant and substantial, traditional and relevant.
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SKU (ISBN): 9780060858353
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: September 2006
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Experiencing Israel : Walking With Jesus In The Holy Land$29.99Add to cart
Follow in the Footsteps of Your Savior
If you’ve ever wanted to walk the streets Jesus trod, hike the hills He travelled, pass through the doorways He entered, you can now discover the Holy Land like never before.
Journey with bestselling author Dr. Tony Evans from wherever you are and explore the Holy Land in Experiencing Israel. This guided tour of key locations in the Bible reveals the historical and spiritual significance of each place.
As you see Israel up close through the pages of this book, you will…
*gain a deeper understanding of the events of the Bible through the geography and history, and people of the land
*gather insights that enrich your understanding of God’s Word and build on the spiritual *foundations of your faith
*feel as if you were there through the stunning, full-color photography throughout
*find practical applications that bring the world of the Bible into your life today
Whether for the first time, or all over again, take your faith journey deeper with Experiencing Israel.
Praying Like A Kingdom Hero$14.99Add to cart
“Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.”-Hebrews 11:1-2
Like the Bible heroes found in Hebrews 11, you’ll face hardships in life where all you can do is cry out to your Heavenly Father. For those trials, Praying Like a Kingdom Hero will help you seek God’s providence and peace with a heart of worship, wisdom, and willingness to follow His plan for your life.
In this companion to Kingdom Heroes, Dr. Tony Evans will show you how to pray like those praised by God. He’ll guide you through prayers that let you humbly approach God with your fears and desires, seeking a spirit of Christ-centered endurance that will carry you to victory.
When the winds of chaos blow turmoil into your life, God remains your perfect refuge. Praying Like a Kingdom Hero encourages you to seek God through conversation with Him, confident that He’ll enact His perfect will through life’s imperfect circumstances.
Prayers For Victory In Spiritual Warfare$19.99Add to cart
Spiritual victory is a privilege to be enjoyed by every Christian. Why then do you seem to encounter so many obstacles in your daily life?
One answer may be that you have not yet learned how to stand strong in the victory that is already yours in Christ. The enemy of your soul has gained the upper hand and you feel defenseless against his attacks.
But are you really defenseless? No, says Dr. Tony Evans. God has given you powerful weapons to help you withstand the onslaught of Satan’s lies.
These prayers, based on Dr. Evans’s life-changing book Victory in Spiritual Warfare, will help you stand against the enemy’s attacks on your:
-alcohol and drug-related strongholds
Prayers of victory that cover these and other vital areas of your life will help you retake the ground Satan has wrongly usurped in your life.
Power Of Gods Names$16.99Add to cart
In his exciting new book, bestselling author Dr. Tony Evans shows that it’s through the names of God that the nature of God is revealed to us. Who is God in His fullness? How has He expressed His riches and righteousness? How can you trust His goodness?
As you get to know the names of God and understand their meaning, God’s character will become real to you in life-changing ways.
You will explore the depths of God as
Elohim: The All-Powerful Creator
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By studying and understanding the characteristics of God as revealed through His names, you will be better equipped to face hardship and victory, loss and provision, and all of the challenges life throws at you.