God is Good for You

At this point of crisis for faith, God is Good for You shows us why Christianity is so vital for our personal and social well-being, and how modern Christians have never worked so hard to make the world a better place at a time when their ...

Author: Greg Sheridan

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760636797

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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The Judeo-Christian tradition has created and underpinned the moral and legal fabric of Western civilisation for more than 2000 years, yet now we've reached a point in both Australia and many parts of the West where Christianity has become a minority faith rather than the mainstream belief. It's a situation that's fraught both for Christians and our wider society, where the moral certainties that were the foundation of our institutions and laws are no longer held by the majority. At this point of crisis for faith, God is Good for You shows us why Christianity is so vital for our personal and social well-being, and how modern Christians have never worked so hard to make the world a better place at a time when their faith has never been less valued. It carries a vital torch for Christianity in a way that's closely argued, warmly human, good humoured yet passionate, and, above all, convincing.

Why God is Good for You

Conversation withThe Australian'sForeign EditorGreg Sheridanand CIS senior research fellowPeter Kurtion the intellectual, historical and cultural case for belief in God. Australia and many parts of the West are losing faith in God.



ISBN: 9781925744989



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Conversation withThe Australian'sForeign EditorGreg Sheridanand CIS senior research fellowPeter Kurtion the intellectual, historical and cultural case for belief in God. Australia and many parts of the West are losing faith in God. And yet the Judeo-Christian tradition has created and underpinned the moral and legal fabric of Western Civilisation. Where the moral certainties that underpin Australia's institutions and laws are no longer held by the majority, we - both the believers and non-believers - find ourselves in a fraught situation. In his new book,God Is GoodForYou(Allen & Unwin),Greg Sheridansets out how modern Christians have never worked so hard to make the world a better place at a time when their faith has never been less valued.

God Is Good for All Our Days

We cannot even imagine the good life God arranges for, us, His children. We
have to believe. We have to trust. His time is not our time. He will choose the time.
Have faith in your loving Father! 1. Do you have a dream that doesn't seem to be

Author: Linda L. Hoffman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467052009

Category: Religion

Page: 116

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Do you need a miracle in your life? This book will help you discover miracles. Youll explore adventures with wild horses, gangs, angels, sharks, and love. It may become easier to raise your children. Finding a new dream home could be a reality. You and your family may live with more health and healing. Most of all, this book will bring you closer to God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Heaven. (After all, you have to spend eternity somewhere.) The miracles will involve paradise. ********************************************************************* This book contains a variety of stories. Even the style of writing varies from one selection to the next. As you read, be open to the different methods that tell each tale. ********************************************************************* The stories are written to prompt your spirit. Think in your mind a thought something like this, What does this writing have to do with my life? Maybe a story will focus on a topic you havent experienced. Thats called learning. Find out more about those unfamiliar topics. Let your life be changed. Recognize your own miracles. ********************************************************************* The questions and contemplations after each selection could be discussed in a group, if you are meeting with others to share the book. Some lined pages have been provided after each story, so you may journal personal answers right in the book. Reading the Bible references will be like nurturing ideas with God. The purpose of this book is to bring the reader further on a faith journey. The Contemplations are made as mini-posters. They could be cut out and posted as reminders of new ideas. *********************************************************************** Like any book, your feelings should be engaged. Some of the stories may shock you. There are parts where you may even have some tears. Hopefully, youll find some humor. Most of all may your heart be touched by the sharing of love.

If God Is Good Study Guide

What kinds of things do you think are really good for you, from God's perspective?
5. 111 this chapter, find and mark where Romans 8:28 is quoted. \Y/hat does the “
all things” in this passage include when it comes to evil and suffering? 6.

Author: Randy Alcorn

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601423519

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Dive Into a Thorough Exploration of Today’s Most Troubling Issue The reality of evil and suffering is not only our culture’s biggest objection to faith in God, but also a piercing thrust into the soul of every believer at some point in their lives. Those facts compel us to prepare in order to handle the doubts and questions that roll over us like a storm tide whenever we confront the worst of pain, malice, and injustice. This study guide to Randy Alcorn’s If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil helps you gain perspective on suffering and God’s unfailing goodness. Designed for both individual and group use, this guide is adaptable to whatever schedule and approach is most convenient for you—from a four-week overview, to an exploratory eight-week journey, to an intensive thirteen-week course. Included throughout are a variety of questions for reflection and discussion, plus book excerpts that capture the highlights and best insights from If God Is Good. In addition, a group leader’s guide offers guidance for steering a group through any of the three approaches. Let this book be your guide as you face up to a seriously perplexing issue and the countless questions it keeps generating.

God Is Good Come Taste and See

Every bad situation will work out for good for those who love God according to
Romans 8: 28. God promised in Jeremiah 29: 11: '"I know what I am planning for
you,' says the LORD. 'I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you'” (NCV).

Author: Hammie Van Zyl

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477246533

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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Hammie and Alti van Zyl are in full-time ministry. God often calls them to complete a task far beyond their human abilities. God IS good: come taste and see is a testimonial of God?s abundant goodness and a celebration of their years journeying with God. God IS good: come taste and see is full of stories of how the authors managed to keep on standing in tough times, how they never gave up even in the midst of their trials. They also tell about the great miracles God performed for them, such as: ? How they bought houses without money; ? How God provided or even created what they needed; ? How they supernaturally ran over the Himalayas with the power of God (even when Alti suffered severely from tumours); ? How God healed them instantly; ? How God protected them while they worked in war-torn countries; and ? How God did the impossible and changed many lives. ******************

Do You Still Think God Is Good

... capriciousness instead of God's. And this means they are no longer objective;
they are subjective. And a world of these kinds of moral frameworks can be a
dangerous place. It's fine so long as you're on the right side of everyone else's
moral ...

Author: Clayton Brumby

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1630470651

Category: Philosophy

Page: 150

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What is evil really? Where does it come from? And if God is really God, why doesn't he do more about it? This world is out of control-so violent, painful, unfair and destructive. Doesn't God care? The Greek philosopher Epicurus is credited with saying: Either God wants to abolish evil and cannot; or he can but does not want to; or he cannot and does not want to. If he wants to but cannot, he is impotent. If he can and does not want to, he is wicked. But if God both can and wants to abolish evil, then how comes evil in the world? This is known as the Epicurean paradox. Obviously, mankind has been wrestling with the problem of evil for some time; Epicurus lived between 340-270 BC. Fast-forward twenty-three hundred years. Eric Jennings is a freshman at the University of Florida. He and his older sister, Libby, have moved in from the mission field to enter the premed program to become medical missionaries. Eric's roommate, Todd Rehnquist, though a baseball teammate and a good friend, is an atheist. And he poses the "problem" to Eric using an interesting quote. This sets in motion a conversation between Eric, Todd, Libby, Ray Cohen, the Jennings' former science teacher, and Mike Murphy, a local youth minister and one of Eric's spiritual mentors. The conversation happens at an area breakfast haunt, the Gator Skillet. Follow them as they wrestle with this most profound of issues and connect the dots. You'll find that the answers are as simple as they are surprising.


You can be sure that you will not die,” the serpent said to the woman. “God
knows that when you eat the fruit of that tree, you will know things you have never
known before. You will be able to tell the difference between good and evil. You
will ...

Author: Edward D. Andrews

Publisher: Christian Publishing House

ISBN: 0692414622

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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We look at our television, computers, tablets, cell phones, watching in horror as terrorist are beheading little children, dictators slaughtering tens of thousands of their own people, burying them in mass graves. We read in newspapers and on blogs of child slavery that affects millions of children, school shootings, diseases that claim tens of millions through horrific deaths. Every day a friend is telling us crimes such as murder and rape that have taken place. Then, we think of historical persons like Hitler who killed over six millions Jewish persons, as well as hundreds of thousands of Christians, we can only ask but one question. IF GOD IS GOOD, Why Does God Allow Suffering? Are we not tired of the books on this subject offering philosophical arguments, theological ramblings that would take a Ph.D. to understand them? Many have found no satisfactory answer. Therefore, they have lost faith in God. Andrews offers his readers very straightforward, biblically accurate explanations for these difficult questions. Why does God allow suffering, why is life so unfair? Does God step in and solve every problem because we are faithful? Why do we see some Christian leaders saying God miraculously saved some young girl from cancer while hundreds of thousands of others are left to die? Does God provide absolutes or guarantees in this age of imperfect humanity? Does Satan the Devil really exist? How are we to understand divine foreknowledge and human freedom? If any have had such questions, without a doubt, they will be very interested in the Bible’s answers to these and far more in this easy to read publication.

God Is Good Y all

Whether you're lookin' to shine a little light on a friend or fixin' to find a new purpose in your own life, you'll discover a heaping helping of wholesome, old-fashioned truth in this collection of simple country sayings and wisdom-filled ...

Author: Tyndale


ISBN: 1496439619

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 365

Life is never easy, but God is always good! Whether you're lookin' to shine a little light on a friend or fixin' to find a new purpose in your own life, you'll discover a heaping helping of wholesome, old-fashioned truth in this collection of simple country sayings and wisdom-filled devotions.

God Is Great God Is Good

Why Believing in God Is Reasonable and Responsible William Lane Craig, Chad
Meister. about each one.3 But ... So defined, are there good arguments for God's
existence? ... Good for you—that shows you're thinking for yourself! If you're ...

Author: William Lane Craig

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830868117

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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In this magisterial collection, the contemporary complaints against belief in God are addressed with intellectual passion and rigor by some of the most astute theological and philosophical minds of the day. Including an interview by Gary Habermas with noted convert to theism Antony Flew, and a direct critical response to Richard Dawkins's God Delusion by Alvin Plantinga, God Is Great, God Is Good offers convincing and compelling reassurance that though the world has changed, God has not.

Life Is Hard but God Is Good An Inquiry Into Suffering

Adele J. Gonzalez. If just a few of us would stay in “IT” long enough to clearly see
God in the homeless man, together we would rediscover the energies of Love. ...
Mama, I think you should try it; it will be good for you!” Sometime after this ...

Author: Adele J. Gonzalez

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 160833046X



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God Is Good

In what many consider to be Pastor Bill Johnson's life message, you will rediscover God in a whole new way.

Author: Bill Johnson

Publisher: Destiny Image Incorporated

ISBN: 9780768437164

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 115

God is better than we think... so it's time to change the way we think about Him. "God is good." More than a positive thought, theological concept or Biblical statement--what you do with these three words defines your reality and determines your destiny. In a world of fear, disease, crisis, torment, uncertainty, and hopelessness, what you believe about God's goodness reveals how you will respond to the trials and circumstances of everyday life. Your view of God impacts everything! Respected pastor and bestselling author, Bill Johnson presents a new groundbreaking series that calls believers to build their lives on one unshakeable foundation: the assurance that God is good. Learn how to: clearly discern the difference between the will of God and the enemy's plans. confidently pray for breakthrough, believe for miracles, and have faith for God to move, no matter what comes against you. find rest in God's unchanging character and embrace the value of mystery... even when prayers aren't immediately answered. discover God's goodness in both Old and New Testaments. encounter Jesus Christ as perfect theology--the One Who reveals a good Father. partner with Heaven to release supernatural solutions to a world in chaos. Build your life on the solid foundation of God's goodness and experience new realms of supernatural thinking that bring Heaven to Earth, changing the atmosphere around you!

God Is Waiting for You

“Live such good lives amongpagans that, thought they accuse you of doing
wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorifi/ God on the day he visits us.” (I
Peter 2:12) This is so important. Because the way you live your life; the way you
strive ...

Author: Tannia M. Winston

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449753868

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 458

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God is waiting for you is an encounter with your destiny on the path to God, an illuminating, exciting, spiritually rejuvenating walk with God as you face real-life experiences that reveal to you who you really are. Breath-taking steps that allows you to grow in God and mature as you journey on the path to accept your assignment from Him; facing the corrupt teaching and misleading of false prophets who are denying Jesus Christ the Messiah. They have laid the damaging foundations of doubt and destruction for many lost souls. God Is Waiting for You is not only revealing to you how to walk on this path and take on your new assignment from God, but teaching every Christian that they must learn to take the authority to throw Gods Weight around! CALLING ALL CARS! Dear Children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. (1 John 2:18)

God Calling

God is good. I and My Father are one. One in desire to do good. For God to do
good to His children is for Him to share His goodness with them. God is good,
anxious to share His goodness, and good things, with you, and He will do this.

Author: A. J. Russell

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1607427184

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 418

What if you could have a conversation with Jesus Himself? What would He say to you? That's the concept of the classic devotional God Calling, which has encouraged, challenged, and informed millions of readers around the world. Its daily entries continue to speak to readers today as it first did almost seventy years ago—and now, this Christian classic is presented in a full-color gift edition featuring bonus prayers, poems, and questions for further thought. Containing the complete, unabridged text of God Calling, this handsome new edition promises an entire year’s inspiration.

Hide Your Goat

Strategies to Stay Positive When Negativity Surrounds You Steve Gilliland. they
bowed their heads he said, “God is good. God is great. Thank you for the food,
and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And
liberty ...

Author: Steve Gilliland

Publisher: Advantage Media Group

ISBN: 1599324202

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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Hide Your Goat is for every person who has ever said, “Why me?” It is for every person who feels like everywhere you turn, you meet problems, obstacles, difficulties – large ones, small ones, all sizes. Filled with thought-provoking questions, ideas and solutions, this book will help you stay positive while dealing with life’s disappointments and the negativity that encompasses our society. Whereas, you can’t change the people and circumstances that try to get your goat, Hide Your Goat will help you stay positive when negativity surrounds you. The book focuses on six core principles. • The Courage to Recognize Who You Are • The Strength to Accept Where You Have Been * The Wisdom to Discern Where You Are Heading * The Knowledge to Acquire What it Takes To Get There * The Awareness to Exclude Who Is Stopping You * The Power to Change What Holds You Back Hide Your Goat makes you aware of how your daily life intersects with a diverse group of people from different backgrounds, opinions and personalities. This book will make you think about yourself and dive deep below the surface to uncover feelings, thoughts and emotions that expose your goat. Regardless of its origin, the expression “gets my goat” is something that resonates with all of us. The fast-paced and stress-filled schedules we maintain “open the gate” to allow people and circumstances to “get our goat.” It’s time to discover, herd, teach, feed, gate, exercise and in the end, Hide Your Goat!

If God Is Good

In this captivating new book, best-selling author Randy Alcorn challenges the logic of disbelief, and brings a fresh, realistic, and thoroughly biblical insight to the issues these important questions raise.

Author: Randy Alcorn

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601422547

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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Every one of us will experience suffering. Many of us are experiencing it now. As we have seen in recent years, evil is real in our world, present and close to each one of us. In such difficult times, suffering and evil beg questions about God--Why would an all-good and all-powerful God create a world full of evil and suffering? And then, how can there be a God if suffering and evil exist? These are ancient questions, but also modern ones as well. Atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and even former believers like Bart Ehrman answer the question simply: The existence of suffering and evil proves there is no God. In this captivating new book, best-selling author Randy Alcorn challenges the logic of disbelief, and brings a fresh, realistic, and thoroughly biblical insight to the issues these important questions raise. Alcorn offers insights from his conversations with men and women whose lives have been torn apart by suffering, and yet whose faith in God burns brighter than ever. He reveals the big picture of who God is and what God is doing in the world–now and forever. And he equips you to share your faith more clearly and genuinely in this world of pain and fear. "As he did in his best-selling book, Heaven, Randy Alcorn delves deep into a profound subject, and through compelling stories, provocative questions and answers, and keen biblical understanding, he brings assurance and hope to all." -Publishers Weekly

Reading the Qur an

Ah, surely, the help of God is near! 215. They ask you what they should spend on
others. Say: 'Whatever of your wealth you spend for good goes to parents and
kindred, the orphans, the poor and needy, the wayfarer.' And whatever good you

Author: Ziauddin Sardar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911495

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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"I grew up reading the Qur'an on my mother's lap," writes Ziauddin Sardar. "It's an experience I share with most Muslim children. And so it is that our connection to the Qur'an is infused with associations of the warmest and most enduring of human bonds." In Reading the Qur'an, Sardar--one of Europe's leading public intellectuals--laments that for far too many Muslims, the Qur'an he had learned in his mother's lap has become a stick used for ensuring conformity and suppressing dissenting views. Indeed, some find in the Qur'an justification for misogyny, validation for hatred of others, an obsession with dress and mindless ritual, rules for running modern states. Arguing passionately but reasonably against these trends, Sardar speaks out for a more open, less doctrinaire approach to reading the Qur'an. He contends that the Qur'an is not fixed in stone for all time, but a dynamic text which every generation must encounter anew, and whose relevance and implications for our time we have yet to fully discover. The words of the Qur'an imply movement: the religious life, it tells us, is not about standing still but always striving to make our life, our society, the entire world around us a better place for everyone. Sardar explores the Qur'an from a variety of perspectives, from traditional exegesis to hermeneutics, critical theory, and cultural analysis, drawing fresh and contemporary lessons from the Sacred Text. He also examines what the Qur'an says about such contemporary topics as power and politics, rights of women, suicide, domestic violence, sex, homosexuality, the veil, freedom of expression, and evolution. Ziauddin Sardar opens a new window on this remarkable Sacred Text, in a book that will engage all devout Muslims and will interest anyone curious about the Qur'an and Islam today.

The Life That Wins

He was dumbfounded by what I had just said, so I continued to explain: “Do not
mourn over your smoking, nor consider your inability to quit smoking as bad.
Instead, you should pray: 'O God, I thank and praise You, because I smoke. I
praise ...

Author: Watchman Nee

Publisher: Christian Fellowship Publishers

ISBN: 0935008667

Category: Religion

Page: 157

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These messages from the great Chinese pastor and teacher, Watchman Nee, on the subject of the overcoming Christian life were delivered at a conference in Shanghai, China in 1935.

Expositions of the Psalms 121 150 Vol 5

And the Lord likewise: I am the vine, you are the branches, and my Father is the
vine-dresser (Jn 15:1.5). God tends and cultivates you so that you may be fruitful,
and you cultivate and worship God—so that you may be fruitful! It is good for you

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565482107

Category: Religion

Page: 536

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Sixth and final volume of the long-awaited translation of one of Augustine's classics and a great work in Christian literature. Newly translated by Maria Boulding, O.S.B., whose masterful translation of Augustine's Confessions in the same series has been praised as being "of a different level of excellence from practically anything else in the market" (Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.) The Expositions recapitulate and focus the experiences of Augustine's personal life, his theological reflections, and his pastoral concerns as Bishop of Hippo.

Divine Intimacy Vol 3

For you lift up them that are cast down, and those who do not fall have you for
their high place. St. Augustine, Confessions XI 13:16; 29:39; 31:41 244. HIS
LOVE ENDURES FOREVER I praise you Lord, for you are good, for your
steadfast love ...

Author: Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898701449

Category: Religion

Page: 279

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"The classic book of daily meditations on the interior life, newly revised and expanded to correspond with the feasts of the Catholic liturigal year."--Cover.

God Is Great God Is Good

Lord, nothing in this world is very certain. Everything changes. The only thing in
this world that doesn't change is the fact that everything changes! But you, Lord,
are the same today, yesterday and forever. If I could understand eternity, I would

Author: Jan Battenfield

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597816272

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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