Fall to Grace
By Jay Bakker
If anyone ever had a reason to leave the faith, Jay Bakker did. When he was only 11 years old, his parents' PTL ministry was caught in a high-profile accounting fraud scandal, and his family was devastated by his father's affair and his parents' subsequent divorce.A disillusioned Bakker turned to drugs and alcohol and left his childhood beliefs behind. But along the way, an interesting thing happened: Bakker came to understand, through all his pain, what God's grace was really all about.In this book Bakker will explore the true nature of grace and what it means in everyday life. With disarming humility, poignant observations,and spot-on theology, Bakker both challenges Christians to reassesstheir understanding of salvation and entices non-Christians to giveJesus a chance.
Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I've Crossed
By Jay Bakker
God is white, male, conservative, and whatever else I want him to be. NOT.God has been exiled from His own creation. Not just by sin, but by religion.Early Judeo-Christian religion painted God as a 'mysterious' and 'unknowable' cosmic being requiring a powerful priesthood to act as 'mediators' between mortal and divine.Jay Bakker sets the record straight. God is not some conservative male 'cosmic cop' policing his wayward creation, and He has never been 'separate' from us as we've been led to believe. Jesus' redeeming presence on earth was proof that the 'mystery' surrounding God is an illusion: God was and always has been present, purposeful, and active in our world.Grappling with what it means to truly 'doubt' and 'have faith', Bakker unpacks and even debunks crucial myths that many Christians accept as fact. He asks the questions no one else dares, such as 'Is God a Hypocrite?' and 'Is God a Good Christian?' He also reevaluates the startling truth about vital issues like divorce, death, Biblical traditions, the influence of tribal dynamics, and even the authenticity of certain parts of the Bible. Our relationship with the divine will never be the same.Insightful and raw, brutally honest but full of grace, this is Jay Bakker at the top of his game.
By James Dobson And Kurt Bruner
By Joel Osteen
God loves to give people fresh starts. He wants everyone to see His blessings in new ways so we can reach our full potential and achieve extraordinary levels of success. In this truly one-of-a-kind guide, Joel Osteen encourages growing Christians with a "How to Study the Bible" and "Bible Promises" feature to help everyone find the courage to start over and live their best lives now. In FRESH START, readers learn what it takes to rise to a new level of honour, a new level of influence, and a new level of favour.