The Puzzle of God

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317455037

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 9126

First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

The Puzzle of Evil

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317455053

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 5057

First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Putting Together the Puzzle of the Old Testament

Author: Bill Jones

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830859357

Category: Religion

Page: 239

View: 7024

With eight to nine hundred pages of names like Melchizedek, Mephibosheth, Meshelemiah, Michmethath, Mikhtam, who wouldn't feel confused? If the Old Testament were one of those 1,000 piece puzzles, then this book provides the puzzle's box cover so you can understand the complete picture of what you are assembling. It also helps you put together the important four corners and all the straight edged pieces so you have a completed border or reference of the puzzle. Armed with these two advantages, when you read or study Old Testament stories, you will understand how all the pieces fit together. This book is ideal for those who have little or no familiarity with the Old Testament or for pastors and lay leaders to help teach a better understanding of the Old Testament.

Your Cross

The Puzzle of God

Author: Alan Comeaux

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546338345


Page: 78

View: 3804

Alan Comeaux has already faced more trouble and heartbreak than most people experience in a lifetime. "Your Cross" is about your challenges in life without God. He grew up in a churchgoing family: his mother taught him guiding values; his father taught him how to work hard. Alan left home at seventeen and began to create a successful life, but then he lost his first real job. God directed him to leave Louisiana. He left his entire family to come to California. He then encountered the discomfort-and even violence-of homelessness. He was left to die on the streets of LA and though God fearing people he found a home to live in where he was able to get a new start again. The words "Your Cross" was spoken to him from the family who saved him and led him back to God. She said, "I saw your cross hanging from your rear view mirror and I want you to know he is here for you and works though people." His journey back to the God began. Many years of working hard he found is place in sales and real estate. He got married, but his marriage fell apart. He was taught through God about pride, the killer of all relationships. He invested time and money into business opportunities and almost lost everything. Money became a master. Through it all, God was with him, though Alan didn't always acknowledge his presence. God brought Alan and his wife back together with "the one word" God spoke to him. He helped them strengthen their marriage. He taught Alan how to be a good father to his children. Looking back, Alan realizes he had God's help through the difficulties, and he's turned what he's learned into advice to help others grow closer to God. "Your Cross"offers encouragement and inspiration for various aspects of your faith, such as doing God's work, loving unconditionally, healing a broken marriage and other crosses that take time and patience to learn how to carry with confidence.

The Puzzle of the Gospels

Author: Peter Vardy,Mary E. Mills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317454995

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 2375

First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Puzzle of Experience

Author: J. J. Valberg,Senior Lecturer Department of Philosophy J J Valberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198242918

Category: Philosophy

Page: 227

View: 6491

Explores the puzzle of perceptual experience. In reflecting on our experience we may "reason" about it, or be "open" to it. These reflections generate a contradiction about the object of existence. This book explains why and how the contradiction arises, and considers solutions.

The Puzzle of Life

Discover Pieces of the Puzzle Make Known.

Author: Ms. Cinderella

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147973747X

Category: Poetry

Page: 98

View: 6342

Life is ruff but being totally blessed that enjoy the small things in life. Their always be opportunities to take risk on trying something new every day without giving up so easy without a fight for what is mines. There is no accepts, everything happen for a reasons. With God, everything is possible from the begun living life to the extreme adventurous until death. I chose to face reality to bring justice by taking control of my life. Life is what you make it by believe in myself. Everything will be just fine these are real things in life.

The Puzzle of Existence

Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

Author: Tyron Goldschmidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136249230

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

View: 7858

This groundbreaking volume investigates the most fundamental question of all: Why is there something rather than nothing? The question is explored from diverse and radical perspectives: religious, naturalistic, platonistic and skeptical. Does science answer the question? Or does theology? Does everything need an explanation? Or can there be brute, inexplicable facts? Could there have been nothing whatsoever? Or is there any being that could not have failed to exist? Is the question meaningful after all? The volume advances cutting-edge debates in metaphysics, philosophy of cosmology and philosophy of religion, and will intrigue and challenge readers interested in any of these subjects.

The Puzzle of Life

Author: James Mackay

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 145679678X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

View: 4375

What does it mean to have a life? While science attempts to unravel the mysteries of the universe, and the wonders of the creature we call a human being, religion remains rooted in the dogmas of the past. But religion endures as a powerful force throughout the world, and many of its tenets are forever relevant to human existence. Conflicts continue to rage across many regions of our planet, and millions of people still live in constant fear. We need scientists and theologians to help us understand the human condition, but we also need good leaders to navigate the human race through the dangerous waters to come. Do our experiences of the 20th century offer any hope for the 21st? Can science and religion ever be reconciled, and will the nations of the world one day be able to live together in harmony? Can mankind ever solve the puzzle of life? This book explores these and other questions; its ambition is to throw some light on what it means to be alive at the beginning of the 21st century. Science is explained in terms that should be understandable to everyone, and mathematics does not feature at all.

The Puzzle of Left-handedness

Author: Rik Smits

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861899742

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 4258

Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama have both signed bills into law with their left hands. And being left-handed certainly did not hold back the artistic achievements of Michelangelo or Raphael. And the dexterous guitar playing of Jimmi Hendrix may only have been aided by his southpaw tendencies. Left-handedness, in fact, would appear to be no big deal. Yet throughout history, it has been associated with clumsiness and generally dubious personality traits like untrustworthiness and insincerity. Even the Latin word for left, sinister, has ominous connotations. In The Puzzle of Left-handedness, Rik Smits uncovers why history has been so unkind to our lefthanded forebears. He carefully puts together the pieces of the puzzle, presenting an array of historical anecdotes, strange superstitions, and weird wives’ tales. Smits explains how left-handedness continues to be associated with maladies of all kinds, including mental retardation, alcoholism, asthma, hay fever, cancer, diabetes, insomnia, depression, and criminality. Even in the enlightened twenty-first century, left-handedness still meets with opposition—including from one prominent psychologist who equates it with infantile negativism, similar to a toddler’s refusal to eat what’s on his plate, and another who claims that left-handed people have average lifespans that are nine years shorter than those who favor the right hand. As Smits reminds us, such speculation is backed by little factual evidence, and the arguments presented by proponents of right-handedness tend to be humorously absurd. The Puzzle of Left-handedness is an enlightening, engaging, and entertaining odyssey through the puzzles and paradoxes, theories and myths, of left-handed lore. Chock full of facts and fiction, it’s a book to be read with both hands.

Living as a Young Man of God

Author: Ken Rawson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310862825

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 428

Today’s examples of “real men” often portray bronzed, muscular men with their lives put together. It’s hard for middle school guys to figure out what kind of man they’re going to be, unless you help them learn from the only perfect man. Breaking the Code—book 2 is an eight-week study that will help guys focus on the life of Jesus and learn how to deal with life as he would. The activities are fun and interactive, and the age-appropriate discussion questions will have your small group of middle school guys engaged in a study will help them break the code they’ve been taught to live by so they can become the men God intends for them to be. As they study the life of Jesus, they’ll learn:• what to do with their feelings (and that it’s okay to have feelings)• the truth about girls and sex• why it’s important to have other guys in their lives• how to grow closer to their own dadGuide your middle school guys into manhood with the ultimate example of what it means to be a man. Help break the code.

Intimacy: Missing ''Peace'' in the Puzzle of True Love & Close Relationships

Missing “Peace” in the Puzzle of True Love & Close Relationships

Author: Terrence Richburg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456813838

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 461

View: 8879

So what do you do when this thing called life breaks down and falls apart at the seams? What happens when all your efforts to cope only bring temporary peace and contentment in the face of certain failure? How do you attempt to solve the puzzle and put all the pieces back together again? Explore the true power of intimacy as experienced in contemporary life situations. Examine its depth and dynamic application within human relationships and investigate why Gods view of intimacy is so essential, both for today and for all eternity. Enter the world of intimacy at your own risk; you may just find exactly what youre looking for, or you might just find precisely what you werent expecting. --- Regrettably, this weekend represented what had become somewhat of a perpetual routine for Chris and Amanda. It began sometime agoan appointment of intrinsic fate, habitual yet not apparent to them. Even so, with an air of understatement emerging, on this particular weekend things would prove to be just a little different somehow, for they were destined to live in the impossible. Amanda and Christopher were about to encounter a miracle of incomparable proportions, both independently and together. This day of all days would prove to be the turning pointthe one day that would change their lives forever. Like a rope tightly woven of thin silk strands of time and suspended reaction, it all appears fragile at a glance and a stare. But its strength may only be recognized through a blind touch in the dark.

God’S Plan of Creation

Written for All God’S Children Who Want to Know and Are Not Afraid to Think

Author: Robert N. Smith

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496946472

Category: Religion

Page: 478

View: 6848

Gods Plan of Creation: Written for All Gods Children Who Want to Know and Are Not Afraid to Think offers scripturally informed answers to questions arising in peoples minds as they wonder about the nature of God and His designs for all of creation. By using a three-part structure that examines the Siege, the Legacy, and the Story, Robert N. Smith brings to bear both his long study of the Scriptures and his insights to provide guidance for all who want to know and are not afraid to think. The first part, the Siege, presents an inquiry and review of humanitys continuing efforts to gain hold of its Legacy. The focus of the second portion of Gods Plan of Creation, the Legacy entails the gifts that God has chosen to give to humanity and that people today have received from the hands of their forebears in the faith. Finally, the Story displays a visual timeline of creation, plotting out key points of theology and cosmology. It is laid out landscape, therefore it does not fit the book format. Part 3 is in progress and will follow soon. If you see the world in all its beauty, complexity, and diversity and you find yourself wondering about the God who made all things and about His desires for how humanity fits into His plans, then Gods Plan of Creation: Written for All Gods Children Who Want to Know and Are Not Afraid to Think will pour out insights worth pondering. It takes a fearless and eyes-wide-open look at God and His plans and invites you to join in a journey of vision and discovery.

Bible Word Search

Promises in the Bible

Author: Akili Kumasi

Publisher: GIL Publications

ISBN: 0980218535

Category: Games

Page: 182

View: 7779

Features scriptures on the Promises of God in the Bible with word search puzzles. Seventh volume in the series. Unique approach to presenting God's Word. Each volume has different themes and scriptures. Puzzles on right-page with scriptures on left page. Puzzles made from key words in the Bible scriptures. Effective lessons for Sunday School youth classes. Puzzle solutions in the back of the book. Reference tool for finding scripture. Help People learn the Bible through fun/entertainment. Excellent gift for puzzle enthusiasts. This book series is unique in that: (a) the puzzles have scriptures from five different Bible versions, (b) print is large print - good for elderly readers, (c) book series means repeat business, (d) book themes are popular topics areas for book sales and Bible study, (e) books are not age-sensitive, used by young and old, and (f) eight additional volumes are planned.

Jesus and the Reign of God

Author: Choan-Seng Song

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451404692

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 6875

Song's theology is a startling rebuke to Christologies centered either in historical-critical searches or church doctrines. For Song, theology is the biography of God, and God's reign is evident in stories of God's saving presence in Jesus. The reign of God in Jesus "becomes manifest through movements of people to be free from the shackles of the past, to change the status quo of the present, and to have a role to play in the arrival of the future".

Unlocking the Puzzle of the Bible (eBook)

Discover the Big Picture of the Old and New Testament

Author: Bill Jones

Publisher: Struik Christian Media

ISBN: 1415332088

Category: Religion

Page: 672

View: 1045

With page upon page of names like Melchizedek, Mephibosheth and Meshelemiah, hundreds of stories – some touching, others humourous and still others that are gruesome, sometimes-difficult-to-understand theology and strange visions, who wouldn't feel overwhelmed and confused about the Bible? How does it all fit together? But imagine that the Bible is a 1 000 piece puzzle. It's easier to figure out what you're putting together if you have the picture on the box to go by and the corners and straight edges as guides. The chapters in this book provide the puzzle's box cover, corners and straight-edged pieces, providing you with the key to unlock the secret of the Bible. Putting together the Puzzle of the Bible breaks up both the Old and New Testament in digestiblel chunks, or ‘eras’. When you read or study Bible passages, the knowledge of those eras will enable you to place the passage in its chronological context and easily understand how the puzzle fits together. Putting together the Puzzle of the Bible is ideal for those who have little or no familiarity with the Bible or for pastors and lay leaders to help teach a better understanding of the Word of God.

As It Is in Heaven

Author: Niall Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446930385

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6951

Time has already stopped for Stephen Griffin when he moves into the little house by the sea. Twenty-eight years old and haunted by death, the tall, awkward, shy schoolteacher is Content to care for his father in Dublin and let life pass him by. Then a miracle appears: a string ensemble from Venice and, with it, a violinist named Gabriella Castoldi. Even though the worldly, beautiful musician seems incapable of giving her heart, love seizes Stephen Griffin ... unbidden and shaking every particle of his spirit. Stephen's ailing father sees it and fears for his naive son. Nelly Grant, the green-grocer, predicted it and welcomes its sheer joy. Moses Mooney, the blind musician, has sensed its coming. None, however, can envision the depth and consequence of this union. For Gabriella will change not only Stephen's life but, in the deepest sense, the lives of everyone around them. "As It Is In Heaven" evokes the magical essence of romance and its miraculous ability to grace even the darkest lifewith light. Splendidly crafted and charged with poignancy, it firmly establishes Niall Williams as a master storyteller in the grand tradition of Irish literature.

The King of God's Kingdom

A Solution to the Puzzle of Jesus

Author: David Peter Seccombe

Publisher: Authentic Media

ISBN: 9781842270752

Category: Religion

Page: 648

View: 3338

This book addresses the problems raised by biblical scholarship concerning Jesus and his mission. Much of Jesus' ministry remains a mystery; many of the things he said and did do not fit neatly into traditional Christian interpretation. He spoke of the coming of the kingdom of God but what become of this new age which was meant to be tangible and near? The King of God's Kingdom in part is an attempt to uncover and understand Jesus and His vision. At the same time, Seccombe inspires confidence in the historical Jesus, overcoming much of the confusion that has been created in the last two hundred years. With conviction of the urgency of these issues for the Christian faith today, he presents a solution to the puzzle in the form of an account of Jesus' ministry years.

The Hidden Face of God

How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth

Author: Gerald L. Schroeder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743216830

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8268

Gerald Schroeder, an MIT-trained scientist who has worked in both physics and biology, has emerged in recent years as one of the most popular and accessible apostles for the melding of science and religion. He first reconciled science and faith as different perspectives on a single whole in The Science of God. Now, in The Hidden Face of God, Schroeder takes a bold step forward, to show that science, properly understood, provides positive reasons for faith. Recent research in biology, chemistry, physics, and neuroscience contains unmistakable hints about the ultimate nature of reality. Simply put, we now know not only that behind matter lies energy, but also that behind energy lies wisdom. Scientists have touched on this wisdom in the laboratory, and its implications are awesome. From the wisdom encoded in DNA and analyzed by information science, to the wisdom unveiled in the fantastic complexity of cellular life, to the wisdom inherent in human consciousness, The Hidden Face of God offers a tour of the best of modern science. Schroeder makes no attempt to "prove" the existence of God. Yet his interpretations of the work of his fellow scientists touch on life's ultimate mysteries. His wise observations on the organization of organic life, on the power of humans to make sense of their sensory inputs, and on the complexities of the code of DNA all show that life has a direction and purpose that cannot be explained in purely physical terms. Throughout, he addresses three great themes: the question of first causes (i.e., where do the laws of nature come from?); the inseparability of mind and matter; and the philosophical problem of design. To believe that a designer must have been involved, he reminds us, we need not insist on perfection or on our view of perfection in the design. The Hidden Face of God will open a world of science to religious believers, and it will cause skeptics to rethink some of their deepest beliefs.