Summary Book Review The Younger Evangelicals by Robert E. Webber:
Download or read book The Younger Evangelicals written by Robert E. Webber and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2002-10-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert E. Webber has led worship workshops in every major city in the United States and Canada. Through his conversations and contacts with a network of emerging church leaders he calls the "younger evangelicals," Webber sees how this new generation and their style of leadership is bringing change and renewal to the evangelical church. These leaders, who include those young in spirit as well as young in age, have important insights to offer all generations faced with "doing church" in a rapidly changing postmodern culture. The Younger Evangelicals explores the characteristics of these emerging leaders and provides an outlet for their stories. Beginning with a brief overview of twentieth-century evangelicalism, Webber examines what is different about the twenty-first century younger evangelicals' way of thinking about faith and practicing church. He allows them-Ph.D.s and laypeople-to speak in their own words on issues such as communication, theology, apologetics, pastoral leadership, evangelism, worship, and spiritual formation. Thought provoking, energizing, and timely, The Younger Evangelicals is a landmark book for pastors and church leaders, culture watchers, ministry students, and worship leaders who want to prepare for and respond to the new evangelical awakening brought on by our changing cultural context.
Summary Book Review Inerrancy and the Spiritual Formation of Younger Evangelicals by Carlos R. Bovell:
Download or read book Inerrancy and the Spiritual Formation of Younger Evangelicals written by Carlos R. Bovell and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2007-03-01 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Inerrancy and the Spiritual Formation of Younger Evangelicals, readers are urged to consider their pastoral responsibilities toward students. Evangelical leaders and teachers, in particular, should be more sensitive to the fact that not all younger evangelicals are convinced of the Bible's inerrancy. Some are earnestly searching for an orthodox alternative but, in the process, becoming spiritually unravelled. As responsible shepherds of God's people, evangelical leaders must better understand the negative effect of presenting inerrancy as a doctrine crucial for faith.
Summary Book Review The Bible Reading of Young Evangelicals by Ruth H. Perrin:
Download or read book The Bible Reading of Young Evangelicals written by Ruth H. Perrin and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Young evangelicals in Britain often find themselves at odds with an increasingly secular society, and yet the tradition persists and in some places flourishes. Sociological studies into the faith of this demographic group are rare, yet there is much to be explored as to how their faith functions and how it compares to other groups globally. Similarly, given the privilege evangelicals afford the biblical text, how young believers engage with the ancient Scriptures they understand to be "the word of God" is particularly significant. This work addresses that core question. How do young evangelicals make sense of the Bible today? Based on qualitative data gathered from three diverse evangelical churches it compares the reading priorities, ordinary hermeneutics, and theological concerns of young adults. Presenting age-related focus groups with challenging biblical narratives, the study compares strategies for negotiating the texts based on age, gender, and churchmanship. It provides a unique insight into the realities of Bible reading and the faith of "Generation Y" and gives food for thought not only to those with scholarly interests, but also those with a pastoral concern to shape and sustain the Christian faith of young adults in Britain and beyond.
Summary Book Review The Westminster Handbook to Evangelical Theology by Roger E. Olson:
Download or read book The Westminster Handbook to Evangelical Theology written by Roger E. Olson and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Westminster Handbook to Evangelical Theology is a comprehensive critical survey of the main persons, events, controversies, concepts, and institutions of twentieth-century evangelical theology. It will introduce readers to and be a reference work for the study of evangelicalism's distinctive theological vision in its unity and diversity. Roger Olson explores evangelical theology through five lenses: The Story of Evangelical Theology, Movements and Organizations Related to Evangelical Theology, Key Figures in Evangelical Theology, Traditional Doctrines in Evangelical Theology, and Issues in Evangelical Theology. The Westminster Handbook to Christian Theology series provides a set of resources for the study of historic and contemporary theological movements and Christian theologians. These books are intended to help students and scholars find concise and accurate treatments of important theological terms.
Summary Book Review Cultural Intelligence (Youth, Family, and Culture) by David A. Livermore:
Download or read book Cultural Intelligence (Youth, Family, and Culture) written by David A. Livermore and published by Baker Academic. This book was released on 2009-02-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty-first-century society is diverse, and Christians must be able to understand other cultures and communicate effectively between and among them. Following up on the bestselling Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers, this new addition to the Youth, Family, and Culture series explores the much-needed skill of Cultural Intelligence (CQ), the ability to work effectively across national, ethnic, and even organizational cultures. While rooted in sound, scholarly research, Cultural Intelligence is highly practical and accessible to general readers. It will benefit students as well as guide ministry leaders interested in increasing their cultural awareness and sensitivity. Packed with assessment tools, simulations, case studies, and exercises, Cultural Intelligence will help transform individuals and organizations into effective intercultural communicators of the gospel. EXCERPT What do you do when you encounter someone who isn't like you? How do you feel? What goes on inside you? How do you relate to him or her? These are the kinds of questions we want to explore in this book. Few things are more basic to life than expressing love and respect for people who look, think, believe, act, and see differently than we do. We want to adapt to the barrage of cultures around us while still remaining true to ourselves. We want to let the world change us so that we can be part of changing the world. And we want to move from the desire to love across the chasm of cultural difference to the ability to express our love for people of difference. Relating lovingly to our fellow human beings is central to what it means to be human. And when it comes down to it, Christian ministry at its core is interacting with all kinds of people in ways that give them glimpses of Jesus in us. The billions of us sharing planet Earth together have so much in common. We're all born. We all die. We're all created in the image of God. We eat, sleep, persevere, and care for our young. We long for meaning and purpose, and we develop societies with those around us. But the way we go about the many things we have in common is deeply rooted in our unique personalities and cultures. So although we have so much in common, we have as much or more about us that's different.
Summary Book Review Cultural Intelligence by David A. Livermore:
Download or read book Cultural Intelligence written by David A. Livermore and published by Baker Academic. This book was released on 2009-02-01 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An intercultural ministry expert demonstrates the necessity of Cultural Intelligence for effectively serving an increasingly diverse church and world.
Summary Book Review DEFENDING EVANGELICALISM by William C. Roach:
Download or read book DEFENDING EVANGELICALISM written by William C. Roach and published by Christian Publishing House. This book was released on 2020-11-15 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an important part of the historical record of Dr. Norman L. Geisler. It displays Geisler’s intellectual gifts and devotion to the Lordship of Christ in his defense of Christianity and classic evangelicalism. This book, written by one of Geisler’s long-time and trusted assistants, will be of importance to those who want a first-hand interpretation of Geisler and the significance of Geisler’s method for present-day evangelicalism. It provides a clear assessment of the impact of Geisler’s embrace of classical realism, classical theism, the doctrine of inerrancy in the context of twentieth century evangelical theology, while providing a way forward to apply Geisler’s method in the twenty-first century.
Summary Book Review Dangerous Blessing by Carmen DiCello:
Download or read book Dangerous Blessing written by Carmen DiCello and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2005-06-21 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Postmodernism has been both heralded and hated, accepted and denounced. But which is the proper response? Is it an impetus to spiritual revival or an invitation to sinister deception? Carmen C. DiCello points out that Christians must examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21) while remaining alert to potential hazards. Steering clear of extremes, this book offers an approach to postmodernism in which believers can justly resist its darker elements while embracing its more noble ones. Postmodernism is best seen as a 'Dangerous Blessing.'
Author :James Leo Garrett Jr. Publisher :Wipf and Stock Publishers Release Date :2018-07-26 ISBN 10 :9781532607332 Pages :324 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (733 users download)
Summary Book Review The Collected Writings of James Leo Garrett Jr., 1950–2015: Volume Two by James Leo Garrett Jr.:
Download or read book The Collected Writings of James Leo Garrett Jr., 1950–2015: Volume Two written by James Leo Garrett Jr. and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-07-26 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: James Leo Garrett Jr., has been called "the last of the gentlemen theologians" and "the dean of Southern Baptist theologians." In The Collected Writings of James Leo Garrett Jr., 1950-2015, the reader will find a truly dazzling collection of works that clearly evince the meticulous scholarship, the even-handed treatment, the biblical fidelity, the wide historical breadth, and the honest sincerity that have made the work and person of James Leo Garrett Jr., so esteemed and revered among so many. The first two volumes of the series explore Dr. Garrett's writings on the experience, history, and lives of Baptist Christians, and this inaugural volume specifically considers Baptists, Baptist views of the Bible, and Anabaptists. Spanning sixty-five years and touching on topics from Baptist history, theology, ecclesiology, church history and biography, religious liberty, Roman Catholicism, and the Christian life, The Collected Writings of James Leo Garret Jr., 1950-2015 will inform and inspire readers regardless of their religious or denominational affiliations.
Summary Book Review The Future of Evangelicalism in America by Candy Gunther Brown:
Download or read book The Future of Evangelicalism in America written by Candy Gunther Brown and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-26 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Future of Evangelicalism in America, thematic chapters on culture, spirituality, theology, politics, and ethnicity reveal the sources of the movement's dynamism, as well as significant challenges confronting the rising generations. A collaboration among scholars of history, religious studies, theology, political science, and ethnic studies, the volume offers unique insight into a vibrant and sometimes controversial movement, the future of which is closely tied to the future of America.
Summary Book Review Evangelical Feminism by Pamela Cochran:
Download or read book Evangelical Feminism written by Pamela Cochran and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the largest political constituency in the United States, women present a radical challenge to the foundations of our political system. The integration of women into political life fundamentally changes the nature of American politics, necessitating a reassessment of the definition of politics, the nature of political action and the purpose of public life. Women Transforming Politics: An Alternative Reader redefines the field of women and politics. By displacing the experiences of white, middle and upper class elite women as central, this volume brings to light the lives and actions of poor and working class women, women of color, and others defined as marginal. Covering topics as diverse as community organizing by South Asian women in New York, the governing styles of Chicana/Latina elected officials in California, the labor struggles of working-class women in Tennessee, the participation pattern of poor African-American women in Ohio, and the challenge of reproductive and sexual rights in international feminist politics, each essay provides a new and more expansive way to think about politics. Contributors representing a wide range of professions including political science, sociology, history, law, grassroots organizing and cultural work challenge us to expand the range of experiences and acts considered political. Combining classic essays by renowned figures with groundbreaking work by a new generation of scholars, the publication of Women Transforming Politics will change forever the study of politics in the United States.
Summary Book Review Against the Stream by Richard P. Cimino:
Download or read book Against the Stream written by Richard P. Cimino and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 1997 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Against the Stream examines the phenomenon of young adult conversion and return to traditional Christian religiosity. The book is based on 50 case studies of young adults who have converted or returned to three tradition-based faiths: conservative and traditionalist Roman Catholicism; the conservative Reformed (or Calvinist) tradition; and Eastern Orthodoxy. The book provides an account of these young adults' beliefs as well as how they relate their faith to everyday life and social issues, and illuminates the challenges of adhering to religious traditions in a society shaped by pluralism and religious consumerism. These young adults are going 'against the stream' by refusing to take a pick-and-choose approach to religious beliefs. Choice plays a major role in how these young adults adopt and adapt these faiths to their lives. Such selective retrievals of tradition for these young adults provide benefits and solutions for the ills and dislocations created by modernity, such as the fragmentation, secularism, and politicization of society. Co-published with Religion Watch.
Author :David P. King Publisher :University of Pennsylvania Press Release Date :2019-06-11 ISBN 10 :9780812250961 Pages :360 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (96 users download)
Summary Book Review God's Internationalists by David P. King:
Download or read book God's Internationalists written by David P. King and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2019-06-11 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the past seventy years, World Vision has grown from a small missionary agency to the largest Christian humanitarian organization in the world, with 40,000 employees, offices in nearly one hundred countries, and an annual budget of over $2 billion. While founder Bob Pierce was an evangelist with street smarts, the most recent World Vision U.S. presidents move with ease between megachurches, the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and the corridors of Capitol Hill. Though the organization has remained decidedly Christian, it has earned the reputation as an elite international nongovernmental organization managed efficiently by professional experts fluent in the language of both marketing and development. God's Internationalists is the first comprehensive study of World Vision—or any such religious humanitarian agency. In chronicling the organization's transformation from 1950 to the present, David P. King approaches World Vision as a lens through which to explore shifts within post-World War II American evangelicalism as well as the complexities of faith-based humanitarianism. Chronicling the evolution of World Vision's practices, theology, rhetoric, and organizational structure, King demonstrates how the organization rearticulated and retained its Christian identity even as it expanded beyond a narrow American evangelical subculture. King's pairing of American evangelicals' interactions abroad with their own evolving identity at home reframes the traditional narrative of modern American evangelicalism while also providing the historical context for the current explosion of evangelical interest in global social engagement. By examining these patterns of change, God's Internationalists offers a distinctive angle on the history of religious humanitarianism.
Summary Book Review Five Pathways to Wholeness by Roger Hurding:
Download or read book Five Pathways to Wholeness written by Roger Hurding and published by SPCK. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Five Pathways to Wholeness examines a variety of approaches to pastoral care: biblical counselling, the healing ministries, pastoral counselling, spiritual direction and social change. Bringing together material from a range of sources, and offering numerous engaging real-life illustrations, the author compares and evaluates each of the five approaches in its own right. At the same time, he encourages those who favour a particular pathway to respect and understand the raison d'etre of the other four. All five, he believes, can move to a more truly 'integrational' theological and psychological viewpoint.
Summary Book Review Inerrancy and the Spiritual Formation of Younger Evangelicals by Carlos R. Bovell:
Download or read book Inerrancy and the Spiritual Formation of Younger Evangelicals written by Carlos R. Bovell and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2007-03-01 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Inerrancy and the Spiritual Formation of Younger Evangelicals, readers are urged to pastorally consider their own spiritual responsibilities toward students by taking more seriously six representative critical discoveries that students tend to make during the course of their higher education. By doing this, it is hoped that leaders and teachers might become more sensitive to the reality that younger evangelicals are not generally "already" convinced of the Bible's inerrancy and may even be secretly and frantically searching for existentially workable bibliological alternatives. It behooves evangelical leaders as responsible shepherds of God's people to give their students the social and spiritual room they need to breathe by offering them acceptably orthodox alternatives for understanding the inspiration and authority of the Bible.
Summary Book Review Faithful Generations by Russell Jeung:
Download or read book Faithful Generations written by Russell Jeung and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religion—both personal faith and institutional tradition—plays a central role in the lives of the 12.5 million Asians in the United States. It provides comfort and meaning, shapes ethical and political beliefs, and influences culture and arts. Faithful Generations details the significance of religion in the construction of Asian American identity. As an institutional base for the movement toward Asian American panethnicity, churches provide a space for theological and political reflection and ethnic reinvention. With rich description and insightful interviews, Russell Jeung uncovers why and how Chinese and Japanese American Christians are building new, pan-Asian organizations. Detailed surveys of over fifty Chinese and Japanese American congregations in the San Francisco Bay area show how symbolic racial identities structure Asian American congregations. Evangelical ministers differ from mainline Christian ministers in their construction of Asian American identity. Mobilizing around these distinct identities, evangelicals and mainline Christians have developed unique pan-Asian styles of worship, ministries, and church activities. Portraits of two churches further illustrate how symbolic racial identities affect congregational life and ministries. The book concludes with a look at Asian American–led multiethnic churches. This engaging study of the shifting relationship between religion and ethnicity is an ideal text for classes in ethnicity, religion, and Asian American studies.
Summary Book Review Onward Christian Soldiers? by Clyde Wilcox:
Download or read book Onward Christian Soldiers? written by Clyde Wilcox and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-04-17 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: They have money, influence, power - and they turn out to vote. "They" are groups like Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, and Concerned Women for America (all parts of the Christian Right. But, are they a serious threat to religious liberty, bent on creating a theocratic state, or the last defenders of religion and family values in America). Bringing the story of the religious right up to the Obama administration, this revised fourth edition explores the history of the movement in twentieth and early twenty-first century American politics. The authors review the expansion of the Christian Right through George W. Bush's second administration and evaluate how the religious right fared in the 2006 and 2008 elections. Although figureheads of the religious right remain in the news, their power in Washington may be declining, and the authors consider the fate of the religious right under the Obama administration. Examining how the religious right both does and does not fit into the proper role of religious groups in American politics, Onward Christian Soldiers? is an essential addition to the Dilemmas in American Politics series.