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Parenting in the Pew

Parenting in the Pew

Parenting in the Pew

Author: ,

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Isbn 10: 9780830866472

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 154

Number of Views: 617

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"Daddy, I'd like you to meet my children." That's Robbie Castleman's attitude about taking her children to church. She believes that Sunday morning isn't a success if she has only managed to keep the kids quiet. And she knows there's more to church for kids than trying out their new coloring books. Children are at church for the same reason as their parents: for the privilege of worshiping God. Worship, Castleman writes, is "the most important thing you can ever train your child to do." So with infectious passion, nitty-gritty advice and a touch of humor, she shows you how to help your children (from toddlers to teenagers) enter into worship. In this significantly revised and updated edition Castleman includes a new preface and two new appendices that provide new perspectives on children's sermon and intergenerational community. She also provides a study guide for personal reflection or group discussion. More than ever, Parenting in the Pew is essential reading for parents and worship leaders who want to help children make joyful noises unto the Lord.


Men in the Pulpit, Women in the Pew?

Men in the Pulpit, Women in the Pew?

Men in the Pulpit, Women in the Pew?

Author: H. Jurgens Hendriks,Elna Mouton,L. D Hansen,Elisabet Le Roux

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

Isbn 10: 9781920338770

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 201

Number of Views: 1887

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Men in the pulpit, women in the pew? Addressing gender inequality in Africa is that rarest of gems ? a work that takes a fresh look at familiar biblical teachings, and cause us to question what we have been accepting as a matter of course for so long.


Presence in the Pew

Presence in the Pew

Presence in the Pew

Author: Marian Rizzo

Publisher: WordCrafts Press

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 280

Number of Views: 1885

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Mitch Calloway had served as a youth minister at mega-church, White Hills Bible Church for ten years, and while he loved his job, he longed to pastor his own congregation. So when the opportunity came to interview for the position of pastor of the historic Mercy Fellowship in Shadow Glenn, Massachusetts, he knew it was God's call. Then he met with the church's board of deacons. Elijah Garby pelted Mitch with one question after another. "When did you turn your life over to Jesus?" Mitch didn't hesitate. "When I was fifteen." "When did you commit to serving in ministry?" "The same night." "Fine," Garby growled. "But what sort of formal education have you had?" Mitch wasn't about to let the old guy intimidate him. "I graduated from Anderson University. I majored in hermeneutics and minored in eschatology." "And since then?" "I've been a youth minister at White Hills Bible Church for the past ten years." "You have kids?" Garby growled. Mitch nodded. "Two. Matthew is eight, and Luke recently turned five." "How do you feel about demonic activity? Do you think it's real, or fantasy?" Mitch thought it a strange queston. He narrowed his eyes. "What do you mean?" "I mean do you believe in another realm, even though you can't see it?" "I don't know what you're driving at, Mister Garby." "I'm asking you is, are you prepared to do battle with the devil himself, if necessary?"


The Bible Out of the Pew

The Bible Out of the Pew

The Bible Out of the Pew

Author: David von Schlichten

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Isbn 10: 1532696515

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 174

Number of Views: 1441

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Are you curious about the Bible, but don’t know where to begin? Are you spiritual but not religious and so are looking for an introduction to the Bible that is user-friendly and that is not going to cram religion down your throat? The Bible Out of the Pew: An Empowering Guide for the Spiritual But Not Religious provides just such an introduction designed for you, the spiritual but not religious, while also being respectful of Christianity. In forty-five short chapters tailored for a general readership, The Bible Out of the Pew offers an introduction that covers everything from Adam to Zion. Along the way, the book reflects biblical messages through the sharing of inspiring stories about everyone from Harriet Tubman to Nobel-laureate Nadia Murad, and even adds a dash of humor. While the Christian reader will also find much of value in The Bible Out of the Pew, for those who are spiritual but not religious, this introduction is perfect. The book is also ideal for undergraduate courses on the Bible and book clubs. Join me as I explore the Bible for forty-five days in a way that is welcoming to all!


The View From the Pew

The View From the Pew

The View From the Pew

Author: Chaplain Johnny D

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

Isbn 10: 164559615X

Category: Bibles

Number of Pages: 164

Number of Views: 1822

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The View from the Pew began in the form of email encouragers sent to a group of Christians involved in a church plant. Its purpose was to share biblical thoughts which were both encouraging and reflective. Each encourager was written to be viewed as one sitting on the pew, letting the Word speak to the heart.


Room with a Pew

Room with a Pew

Room with a Pew

Author: Richard Starks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Isbn 10: 0762788801

Category: Travel

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 1007

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An offbeat and entertaining account of a journey through Spain – staying only in ancient monasteries.


Sittin' in the Front Pew

Sittin' in the Front Pew

Sittin' in the Front Pew

Author: Parry EbonySatin Brown

Publisher: Villard

Isbn 10: 0307807932

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 939

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From the author of the national bestseller The Shirt off His Back comes a novel about love, family, and honoring loved ones Death brings about strange emotions, and people’s true colors start to show. Glynda Naylor discovers this when she gets the call that her father has died suddenly and she must fly from Los Angeles to Baltimore to bury him. Her beloved daddy, Edward Naylor, raised his four young daughters after their mother's death, and was the perfect father, brother, fiancé, and friend to those who loved him. As friends and family gather to pay tribute to this pillar of the community, Glynda and her sisters begin to search for answers about who the real Edward Naylor was. Their father was a good man, without question, but he also took a secret to his grave. What happens when his secret shows up for the funeral?


A View from the Pew

A View from the Pew

A View from the Pew

Author: Forrest Davis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Isbn 10: 1467065277

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 392

Number of Views: 1309

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The underlying thesis of "A View From The Pew" deals with the institution’s presentation of a god that micro-manages one’s life versus a god that allows a person more personal choices, along with personal responsibility. The institution assumes the role of God’s representative to the congregation and teaches them on a subject by subject basis to live and manifest their Christianity primarily through their attendance and support of the institution and its selected programs. Those institutions in question promote/emphasize (1) much praying, (2) much congregational praising of God. (3) Manifesting spirituality in their prepared "worship" programs, (4) reliance on God’s constant provision for their protection as well as their every need and/or want, (5) and, acceptance of life’s disappointments as having been allowed or approved by God. The congregations are admonished to read their Bible, but are taught only selective scripture that supports institutional doctrine. Some of that teaching is purposely taken out of context or misquoted entirely. God is presented only as a one-way street named LOVE. They claim that a true Christian will be an active participant in some local church. They do not want their authority challenged. Sermons have become less and less specific to audiences of a million different imaginary gods. PC’s gospel of "No absolutes" has hammered specific Bible teachings into the Christian history book. The thrust of those anemic sermons is to console, without offending. Much of the ongoing ministering to the congregation comes from the group’s ignorance of the Bible and how to live an overcoming Christian life. Dysfunctional families are created and sustained as sheep to be tended by the shepherd called the institution. Many institutions have taken that as their primary role. They light the fires of confusion, then chase around in their "Dear Abby" role trying to put them out. It’s another form of job protection, perpetuated by use of the "mushroom theory." This book suggests that a "born again" believer and follower of Jesus Christ has been restored to an individual relationship to God the Father, through Jesus. It suggests that that relationship cannot be monitored or censored by men’s doctrines or by a controlling institution, which is nefariously representing Christ’s Church.


A View from the Pew

A View from the Pew

A View from the Pew

Author: Widner Charles

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

Isbn 10: 168289701X

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1778

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Summary This book is a journey. We will make several stops; pausing, trying to understand as we go along. We will look at the faithless, the people whose faith is different from ours because it is rooted in their history and in their culture. We will also try to understand why some of our religious leaders allow their personal feelings as well as their personal allegiances influence their teachings. At the end of our journey we will be reminded that both hate and love are very powerful engines. Alice and I picked love, personified in Jesus Christ.


A View from the Pew

A View from the Pew

A View from the Pew

Author: Shirle Moore Smith

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

Isbn 10: 1646548213

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 186

Number of Views: 1443

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If you struggled as a Christian and sometimes wanted to give up, this testimony might help you. We are sheep, and we are meant to be led by the shepherd. Jesus said “Follow me” to the apostles. Before He left, He sent the Holy Spirit to be with them and in them. They were to be led and empowered by the Holy Spirit. This is for us today.


The Pew and the Picket Line

The Pew and the Picket Line

The Pew and the Picket Line

Author: Christopher D. Cantwell,Heath W. Carter,Janine Giordano Drake

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Isbn 10: 025209817X

Category: Political Science

Number of Pages: 280

Number of Views: 385

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The Pew and the Picket Line collects works from a new generation of scholars working at the nexus where religious history and working-class history converge. Focusing on Christianity and its unique purchase in America, the contributors use in-depth local histories to illustrate how Americans male and female, rural and urban, and from a range of ethnic backgrounds dwelt in a space between the church and the shop floor. Their vivid essays show Pentecostal miners preaching prosperity while seeking miracles in the depths of the earth, while aboveground black sharecroppers and white Protestants establish credit unions to pursue a joint vision of cooperative capitalism. Innovative and essential, The Pew and the Picket Line reframes venerable debates as it maps the dynamic contours of a landscape sculpted by the powerful forces of Christianity and capitalism. Contributors: Christopher D. Cantwell, Heath W. Carter, Janine Giordano Drake, Ken Fones-Wolf, Erik Gellman, Alison Collis Greene, Brett Hendrickson, Dan McKanan, Matthew Pehl, Kerry L. Pimblott, Jarod Roll, Evelyn Sterne, and Arlene Sanchez Walsh.


Witchcraft in the Pews

Witchcraft in the Pews

Witchcraft in the Pews

Author: George Bloomer

Publisher: Whitaker House

Isbn 10: 1603746625

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 1467

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Deception, witchcraft, and occult practices reign worldwideem dashand these evils have even infiltrated the Christian church! So, fasten your seatbelt as you read the most provocative book of our time, in which you will learn to recognize: Ministers who use intimidation and fear Controlling power in families Spiritual discernment and its many uses Manipulative media techniques Distractions coming from Satan It's time to take a stand and engage in spiritual warfare. Bishop Bloomer shows how to prevent others from unfairly taking advantage of you.


The Devil in Pew Number Seven

The Devil in Pew Number Seven

The Devil in Pew Number Seven

Author: Rebecca Nichols Alonzo

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Isbn 10: 9781414338293

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1788

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2011 Retailers Choice Award winner! Rebecca never felt safe as a child. In 1969, her father, Robert Nichols, moved to Sellerstown, North Carolina, to serve as a pastor. There he found a small community eager to welcome him—with one exception. Glaring at him from pew number seven was a man obsessed with controlling the church. Determined to get rid of anyone who stood in his way, he unleashed a plan of terror that was more devastating and violent than the Nichols family could have ever imagined. Refusing to be driven away by acts of intimidation, Rebecca’s father stood his ground until one night when an armed man walked into the family’s kitchen . . . And Rebecca’s life was shattered. If anyone had a reason to harbor hatred and seek personal revenge, it would be Rebecca. Yet The Devil in Pew Number Seven tells a different story. It is the amazing true saga of relentless persecution, one family’s faith and courage in the face of it, and a daughter whose parents taught her the power of forgiveness.


The Black Pentecostal Church: My View from the Pew

The Black Pentecostal Church: My View from the Pew

The Black Pentecostal Church: My View from the Pew

Author: Sharon D. Smith

Publisher: WestBow Press

Isbn 10: 1512745081

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 136

Number of Views: 1138

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The black Pentecostal church, once the pillar of the community and the standard bearer of the Christian faith was seen as that sanctified, set-aside church, where people came to receive Salvation. The Pentecostal churches comes in every race, creed and color; however, the black Pentecostal church had its own way of worship. By writing this book, highlighting issues and situations occurring in the church today, is not to reprimand, insult, or make fun of the church. The purpose of writing this book is to examine the changing standards and the way we go about conducting services, to see if it is expedient for us to maintain these changes in reaching our ultimate goal winning souls for Christ. Today, it appears that instead of the church being set-apart, it rather be assimilated with the world. Years ago, one could spot a Saint from a mile away. Today you would be hard pressed to pick one out. Even the very thing that distinguished the Pentecostal church from all other churches, its music, has become indistinguishable. Lets look at these issues and discuss if we are going down the right path. Let us pray and seek guidance so that we may preserve the church as Jesus wants it to be, a House of Prayer. Sharon D. Smith, Author Cover art: courtesy of Compass Print Inc., Ray Ellis Gallery of Savannah, GA. Reproduction of Morning Prayer by Ray Ellis. Cover design by Westbow Press.


Parenting in the Pew

Parenting in the Pew

Parenting in the Pew

Author: Robbie Fox Castleman

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Isbn 10: 9780830866472

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 154

Number of Views: 1797

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"Daddy, I'd like you to meet my children." That's Robbie Castleman's attitude about taking her children to church. She believes that Sunday morning isn't a success if she has only managed to keep the kids quiet. And she knows there's more to church for kids than trying out their new coloring books. Children are at church for the same reason as their parents: for the privilege of worshiping God. Worship, Castleman writes, is "the most important thing you can ever train your child to do." So with infectious passion, nitty-gritty advice and a touch of humor, she shows you how to help your children (from toddlers to teenagers) enter into worship. In this significantly revised and updated edition Castleman includes a new preface and two new appendices that provide new perspectives on children's sermon and intergenerational community. She also provides a study guide for personal reflection or group discussion. More than ever, Parenting in the Pew is essential reading for parents and worship leaders who want to help children make joyful noises unto the Lord.


Pagan Christianity?

Pagan Christianity?

Pagan Christianity?

Author: Frank Viola,George Barna

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Isbn 10: 9781414341651

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 957

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Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we “dress up” for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, and choirs? This ground-breaking book, now in affordable softcover, makes an unsettling proposal: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence and extensive footnotes that document the origins of modern Christian church practices. In the process, the authors uncover the problems that emerge when the church functions more like a business organization than the living organism it was created to be. As you reconsider Christ's revolutionary plan for his church—to be the head of a fully functioning body in which all believers play an active role—you'll be challenged to decide whether you can ever do church the same way again.


Paralysis in the Pew

Paralysis in the Pew

Paralysis in the Pew

Author: Dr. Jeffrey T. Rainey

Publisher: WestBow Press

Isbn 10: 1512757640

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 118

Number of Views: 1028

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The author admits that the church has the highest unemployment rates. The church has been gifted by the Lord with many vital ministries that are available for the growth of the body of Christ. Sadly, the greater percentage of members are neither enrolled nor engaged in the work of the ministry. As a result, very few members keep the local church functioning, while the majority of the members (because of what the author calls, functional paralysis) have neither feeling nor desire to function. Too many congregants are a part of the membership but apart from the ministry. Too many are unaware or uncaring concerning the needs of the body and of the bodys genuine need for them in order to effectively function. What the author describes as paralysis in the pew is a grave yet growing spiritual condition within the local churches. As a physical impediment, paralysis has been drastically improved, even cured, with the aid of physical therapy, prescribed treatments, and personal trust and initiative. It is the authors contention that parallel treatmentswhen viewed spiritually and applied in the spiritual and physical realmcan drastically improve, even cure, paralysis in the pew.


Bondage From The Womb To The Pew

Bondage From The Womb To The Pew

Bondage From The Womb To The Pew

Author: Prophetess Cynthia Benymon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Isbn 10: 1456862081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 98

Number of Views: 728

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Many of us live our lives day by day while others dream about a 5 or a 10 year goal. Our desti nies were created before the beginning of ti me by God before he created us in our mother’s womb. There are two roads to life that one has the choice of making. The road that leads to blessings, prosperity and eternal life, or the road that leads to curses, poverty and damnati on. I welcome you this day, to take a look inside the life of a woman who decided upon her own merits to take the road to life. There were many hardships, pitf alls and disappointments; however, there were ti mes of happiness, joy, love, peace and victories. A woman who decided that she would take a stand amongst all of her disadvantages and made it work. A woman who today, who has lived a life escaping every trap that the enemy set for her. Welcome to the world of which no one dares to expose another side of ministry and how I survived the church hurt that was designed to destroy my desti ny. There I was with two small children running from my pain that had fi nally caught up with me for the past three years. Death had fi nally taken its toll leaving me motherless and a single parent with no one to turn to. My mother had a nervous breakdown and in her womb, I was introduced to psychotropic medicati on, and the emoti onal status of my mother’s inner warfare as she sat in a mental insti tuti on waiti ng to birth me into the world. Walk through the pages of my life, and see how God turned my mess into a blessing and a ministry.


Certain American States

Certain American States

Certain American States

Author: Catherine Lacey

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Isbn 10: 0374714355

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 208

Number of Views: 849

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One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Short Story Collections of 2018. Named a Summer Read by Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Nylon, Bustle and Literary Hub. One of Financial Times and TLS's Best Books of 2018. One of Granta’s Best Young American novelists, Catherine Lacey, the Whiting Award-winning author of The Answers, showcases her literary style in short fiction with Certain American States, a collection of stories about ordinary people seeking—and failing to find—the extraordinary in their lives. Catherine Lacey brings her narrative mastery to Certain American States, her first collection of short stories. As with her acclaimed novels Nobody Is Ever Missing and The Answers, she gives life to a group of subtly complex, instantly memorable characters whose searches for love, struggles with grief, and tentative journeys into the minutiae of the human condition are simultaneously gripping and devastating. The characters in Certain American States are continually coming to terms with their place in the world, and how to adapt to that place, before change inevitably returns. A woman leaves her dead husband’s clothing on the street, only for it to reappear on the body of a stranger; a man reads his ex-wife’s short story and neurotically contemplates whether it is about him; a young woman whose Texan mother insists on moving to New York City with her has her daily attempts to get over a family tragedy interrupted by a mute stranger showing her incoherent messages on his phone. These are stories of breakups, abandonment, and strained family ties; dead brothers and distant surrogate fathers; loneliness, happenstance, starting over, and learning to let go. Lacey’s elegiac and inspired prose is at its full power in this collection, further establishing her as one of the singular literary voices of her generation.


Views from the Pew, Pulpit and Women Religious

Views from the Pew, Pulpit and Women Religious

Views from the Pew, Pulpit and Women Religious

Author: Koncel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Isbn 10: 1453536922

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1314

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In his very personal account, Ed Koncel, a well read and thoughtful Catholic, shares his recollections of the church past, his frustrations with the church present and his hopes for Catholicism's more vibrant future.Robert McClory, author of As It Was in the BeginningEd Koncel writes from the perspective of a faithful son of the Church--faithful over the course of his long life. He writes with both passion and compassion in regard to the people and the proceedings of the Second Vatican Council and the developments since the Council. Obviously well read and actively involved in various groups working to make real the words and spirit of the documents of the Vatican II, he speaks with the authority of knowledge and personal experience and integrity. I believe he also speaks as one whose love of the Church motivates him to keep working for its coming to accept the full participation of all in the liturgical and governmental life of its people. Mr. Koncel strikes me as a man of hope--an extraordinary virtue in our time!Denise Wilkinson, SP, General Superior of the Sisters of Providence