Contending for Our All

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 158134676X
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In his newest work, Piper profiles three men willing to suffer for the sake of guarding the gospel: Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen. (Motivation)

Give Me That Book A Treasury of Truth for Troubled Times

Author: Gary Rieben
Publisher: Redemption Press
ISBN: 1632327554
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The purpose of this book is to call the people of God to a renewed devotion to the the Bible by pointing to the beauty and the bounty of the God who speaks there. In its pages, Dr. Rieben demonstrates how knowledge of the Bible, devotion to its Author, and the practice of His commands will instill within us an unshakable confidence so that we can declare with the Psalmist "though an army besiege me I will not fear, though war break out against me, I will not fear."

Seeking a Revival Culture

Author: Allen M. Baker
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606085247
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The great burden of Al Baker's life, that which drives him in Christian ministry more than anything else, is to see the church of the Lord Jesus Christ rise up and become mighty as she has been so often in past years. One thing has become very clear to Baker--the western church is in big trouble. Many pastors are terribly discouraged in their ministries. So are their people. Pastors have been told that they can model their ministries after whoever the latest and hottest preacher is, and all will be well with them, that they can expect exponential growth in their churches. With few exceptions, this has not been their experience. They have attended the seminars and read the latest books, but they have little to show for their efforts. As a pastor, Baker is heartbroken over the vastness of people's problems in today's church--everything from incest, child molestation, homosexuality, pornography, severe depression, suicide, divorce, wayward children, adultery, fornication, and more. The pastoral problems are epidemic. The Christian faith in American churches is woefully lacking. Church people are generally no different from those of the world. What are we to do? We need revival. We need a revival culture in the western church. We need, like Israel laboring under Egyptian bondage, to become intolerable of our circumstances. Israel cried out to the Lord when their slavery became intolerable to them. May God move us to divine discontent, to be dissatisfied with the status quo!

John Owen Richard Baxter and the Formation of Nonconformity

Author: Tim Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317110471
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John Owen (1616-1683) and Richard Baxter (1615-1691) were both pivotal figures in shaping the nonconformist landscape of Restoration England. Yet despite having much in common, they found themselves taking opposite sides in several important debates, and their relationship was marked by acute strain and mutual dislike. By comparing and contrasting the parallel careers of these two men, this book not only distils the essence of their differing theology, it also offers a broader understanding of the formation of English nonconformity. Placing these two figures in the context of earlier events, experience and differences, it argues that Restoration nonconformity was hampered by their strained personal relationship, which had its roots in their contrasting experiences of the English Civil War. This study thus contributes to historiography that explores the continuities across seventeenth-century England, rather than seeing a divide at 1660. It illustrates the way in which personality and experience shaped the development of wider movements.

The Ashgate Research Companion to John Owen s Theology

Author: Mr Mark Jones
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472466969
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As a revival in Owen studies and reprints has taken place, this much-needed Companion by an international group of leading scholars, helpfully explores key questions related to Owen's method, theology and pastoral practice. Examining his thought through such topics as his epic work on the Holy Spirit, his developed view of faith and reason, and his contribution to the place of toleration, this book offers an authoritative exploration of Britain's greatest theologians.

John Owen and English Puritanism

Author: Crawford Gribben
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019979815X
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John Owen was a leading theologian in 17th-century England. As vice-chancellor of Oxford University, he was a man of immense intellectual and cultural significance. Through his association with Oliver Cromwell in particular, he exercised considerable influence on central government, and becamethe premier religious statesman of the Interregnum. The restoration of the monarchy pushed Owen into dissent, criminalizing his religious practice and inspiring his writings in defense of high Calvinism and religious toleration. But Owen transcended his many experiences of defeat, and his claims toquietism were frequently undermined by rumors of his involvement in anti-government conspiracies.Crawford Gribben's biography documents Owen's interactions with the intellectual and print cultures of his social, political and religious environments; its narrative is structured around Owen's own publications. In contrast to the current scholarly consensus, this book emphasizes Owen's importanceas a controversial theologian deeply involved with his social and political environment. Far from personifying the Reformed tradition, he helped to undermine it, offering an individualist account of Christian faith which downplayed the significance of the Church's means of grace. His workcontributed to the formation of the new religious movement known as evangelicalism, where his influence still can be seen today.

Ich muss verr ckt sein so zu leben

Author: Shane Claiborne
Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen
ISBN: 3765570540
Format: PDF
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"Man hatte mir beigebracht, was man als Christ glaubt. Aber niemand hatte mir gezeigt, wie man als Christ lebt." Wie lebt man als Christ? Diese Frage führt Shane Claiborne auf ungewöhnliche Wege. Er reist nach Kalkutta und begleitet Mutter Teresa zu den Ärmsten der Armen - und dort begegnet er Gott auf ganz neue Weise. Seine "Bekehrung zur radikalen Nachfolge" ruiniert seine beruflichen Pläne, führt ihn in die Innenstadtghettos an die Seite der Vergessenen der Wohlstandsgesellschaft und zu Beginn des Irakkriegs 2003 als Friedensaktivist nach Bagdad. Der "Extremist der Nächstenliebe" erzählt eine Geschichte voller Leidenschaft, Kreativität und eines Glaubens, der durch kleine Taten der Liebe die Welt verändert.