When God Feels Far Away
Have you ever felt far away from God? Though many Christians are convinced they can’t admit that, if you’re feeling distant from God, you’re not alone. In fact, honesty about divine distance is an important first step back to the presence of God.
The truth is, we all go through seasons when prayers seem futile, worship feels empty, or we feel lonely, wondering if God cares or even knows what we’re facing. When those seasons come and our familiar spiritual routines are no longer working, how can we recover the closeness with God that we crave?
With transparency and a pastoral heart, Jamie Rasmussen reveals eight ways to navigate divine distance and experience the nearness of God again. After unpacking why God sometimes feels so far away, he mines the riches of the book of Esther for principles that are available to us today. The result is an intimate and practical guide to navigating seasons of divine distance so we can once again feel closer to God.
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SKU (ISBN): 9780801075766
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: October 2021
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Jesus V Evangelicals$19.99Add to cart
American evangelicalism is at a crisis point.
The naked grasping at political power at the expense of moral credibility has revealed a movement in disarray. Evangelicals are now faced with a quandary: will they double-down and continue along this perilous path, or will they stop, reflect, and change course? And while support of Donald Trump has produced the tipping point of the evangelical crisis, it is not by any means its only problem.
Evangelicals claim the Bible as the supreme authority in matters of faith. But in reality, it is particular readings of the Bible that govern evangelical faith. Some evangelical readings of the Bible can be highly selective. They distort the Bible’s teaching in crucial ways and often lead evangelicals to misguided attempts to relate to the world around them. Many Christians who once self-professed as evangelicals can no longer use the term of themselves because of what it has come to represent–power-mongering, divisiveness, judgementalism, hypocrisy, pride, greed. Some leave not just evangelicalism but Christianity for good.
Jesus v. Evangelicals is an insider’s critique of the evangelical movement according to its own rules. Since evangelicals regard themselves governed by the Bible, biblical scholar Constantine Campbell engages the Bible to critique evangelicals and to call out the problems within the contemporary evangelical movement. By revealing evangelical distortions of the Bible, this book seeks to restore the dignity of the Christian faith and to renew public interest in Jesus, while calling evangelicals back to his teaching. Constantine Campbell appeals to evangelicals to break free from the grid that has distorted their understanding of the Bible and to restore public respect for Christianity in spite of its misrepresentations by the evangelical church.
Evidence For Jesus$19.99Add to cart
Quick answers to tough questions about Jesus’ life, ministry, and divinity.
Is there archeological proof that Jesus existed? Did Jesus ever actually claim to be God? Is Jesus really the only way? There’s a good chance that every Christian will be asked tough questions like these at some point in their lives, whether from combative skeptics, curious seekers, or even doubts in their own minds.
To help followers of Christ answer questions quickly and confidently, Josh and Sean McDowell adapted the wisdom from their apologetics classic Evidence That Demands a Verdict into an accessible resource that provides answers to common questions about Jesus.Evidence for Jesus answers these questions and more:
*Is there evidence that Jesus was real?
*Did Jesus ever actually claim to be God?
*What makes Jesus unique from other religious figures?
*Is Christianity a copycat religion?
*What does the Old Testament teach about the coming Messiah?
*Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
*Why does the resurrection of Jesus matter?
Evidence for Jesus will equip brand new believers and lifelong Christians alike with time-tested rebuttals to defend their faith in Jesus against even the harshest critics.
Hope Of Easter$14.99Add to cart
Lent is about more than just giving things up. It’s about preparing your heart for Jesus. Reflect in this season with The Hope of Easter.
Experience the Easter story in a fresh way with The Hope of Easter – a beautiful 40-day book of Scripture readings, featuring text from the Gospel of John in the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version. Short reflections on the Scripture, journaling prompts, and room to write your thoughts after each day’s reading allow you to reflect on Jesus’ life, sacrificial death, and resurrection during the holy season of Lent.
*Contains the majority of the text from the New International Version Gospel of John.
*Insightful reflections and prompt questions lead to a deeper personal interaction with the Easter story.
*Perfect for gift giving and solo or group study.