Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times

IVP Books - Throughout history, beauty and truth through art and literature, the Christian faith has transformed entire cultures and civilizations, proclaiming God's goodness, building cathedrals and universities, science and medicine. In this hopeful appeal for cultural transformation, Guinness shares opportunities for Christians, on both local and global levels, to win back the West and to contribute constructively to the human future.

Hearkening back to similar pivotal points in history, Guinness encourages Christians in the quest for societal change. Logos bookstores' 2015 best book in christianity and cultureHonorable Mention, 2014 Best Book of the Year from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore We live in dark times. Christians wonder: are the best days of the christian faith behind us? Has modernity made Christian thought irrelevant and impotent? Is society beyond all hope of redemption and renewal? In Renaissance, Os Guinness declares no.

Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times - . The christian faith may similarly change the world again today. Each chapter closes with thought-provoking discussion questions and a brief, heart-felt prayer that challenges and motivates us to take action in our lives today. The church can be revived to become a renewing power in our society―if we answer the call to a new Christian renaissance that challenges darkness with the hope of Christian faith.





Last Call for Liberty: How America's Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat

IVP Books - Our society's conflicts are rooted in two rival views of freedom, one embodied in "1776" and the ideals of the American Revolution, and the other in "1789" and the ideals of the French Revolution. Conflicts, hostility, and incivility now threaten to tear the country apart. In the tradition of alexis de Tocqueville, Guinness provides a visitor's careful observation of the American experiment.

. Competing visions have led to a dangerous moment of cultural self-destruction. Yet the roots of the crisis are deeper than many realize. Once again america has become a house divided, and Americans must make up their minds as to which freedom to follow. The hour is critical. Discover here a stirring vision for faithful citizenship and renewed responsibility for not only the nation but also the watching world.

This is no longer politics as usual, but an era of political warfare where our enemies are not foreign adversaries, but our fellow citizens. He offers readers a checklist by which they can assess the character and consequences of the freedoms they are choosing. Os guinness argues that we face a fundamental crisis of freedom, as America's genius for freedom has become her Achilles' heel.

Last Call for Liberty: How America's Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat - Will the constitutional republic be restored or replaced? This grand treatment of history, civics, and ethics in the Jewish and Christian traditions represents Guinness's definitive exploration of the prospects for human freedom today. The american republic is suffering its gravest crisis since the Civil War.





Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion

IVP Books - 2016 christianity today book of the year in apologetics/evangelism one of desiring god's top 15 Books of 2015 Hearts & Minds Bookstore's Best Books of 2015, Social Criticism and Cultural Engagement In our post-Christian context, public life has become markedly more secular and private life infinitely more diverse.

Actual persuasion requires more than a one-size-fits-all approach. Our urgent need, then, is the capacity to persuade―to make a convincing case for the gospel to people who are not interested in it. Most of these methods assume that people are open, interested and needy for spiritual insight when increasingly most people are not.

Yet many christians still rely on cookie-cutter approaches to evangelism and apologetics. Guinness notes, "jesus never spoke to two people the same way, and neither should we. Following the tradition of Erasmus, Pascal, G. K. Discover afresh the persuasive power of Christian witness from one of the leading apologists and thinkers of our era.

Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion - In his magnum opus, os Guinness offers a comprehensive presentation of the art and power of creative persuasion. This book is the fruit of forty years of thinking, honed in countless talks and discussions at many of the leading universities and intellectual centers of the world. Lewis, malcolm muggeridge and Peter Berger, Guinness demonstrates how apologetic persuasion requires both the rational and the imaginative.





A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future

IVP Books - As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. Abraham lincoln nothing is more daring in the American experiment than the founders' belief that the American republic could remain free forever. In the end, " guinness writes, "the ultimate threat to the American republic will be Americans.

But how was this to be done, and are Americans doing it today? It is not enough for freedom to be won. The problem is not wolves at the door but termites in the floor. The future of the republic depends on whether Americans will rise to the challenge of living up to America's unfulfilled potential for freedom, both for itself and for the world.

A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future - Ivp books. Cultural observer Os Guinness argues that the American experiment in freedom is at risk. He calls us to reconsider the audacity of sustainable freedom and what it would take to restore it. Summoning historical evidence on how democracies evolve, Guinness shows that contemporary views of freedom--most typically, a negative freedom from constraint-- are unsustainable because they undermine the conditions necessary for freedom to thrive.

2013 logos book of the year in christianity/Culture"If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. It must also be sustained.





Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization

IVP Books - Ivp Books. Guinness argues that we must engage secularism and atheism in new ways, confronting competing ideas with discernment and fresh articulation of the faith. Will the church resist the seductive shaping power of advanced modernity? More than ever, Christians must resist the negative cultural forces of our day with fortitude and winsomeness.

Os guinness describes these christians as "impossible people, but with faces like flint and backbones of steel who are unmanipulable, without ever losing the gentleness, the mercy, " those who have "hearts that can melt with compassion, unbribable, undeterrable and unclubbable, the grace and the compassion of our Lord.

Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization - Few accounts of the challenge of today are more realistic, and few calls to Christian courage are more timely, resolute―and hopeful. While the gospel is exploding throughout the global south, Western civilization faces militant assaults from aggressive secularism and radical Islam. Ecpa 2017 christian book award Finalist The church in the West is at a critical moment.

Christians are called to be impossible people, full of courage and mercy in challenging times. Ivp books. What is needed is followers of Christ who are willing to face reality without flinching and respond with a faithfulness that is unwavering.





God in the Dark: The Assurance of Faith Beyond a Shadow of Doubt

Crossway - There is nothing like it in print" -dallas willard, professor of philosophy, university of southern california Do you have significant doubts about God? Are you afraid to doubt, much less admit to anyone that you aren't fully convinced of God's faithfulness? Are you so torn by your questions that life is losing its meaning? This forthright but compassionate book works to tear away the layers of misunderstanding about doubt to reveal not only its dangers but its great value.

Ivp books. In a way that will respond to your questions, settle your fears, and strengthen your faith. It puts a human face on the problem of doubt and examines it thoroughly. As author os guinness explains: "If ours is an examined faith, we should be unafraid to doubt. There is no believing without some doubting, wanting to know why? or How long, and believing is all the stronger for understanding and resolving doubt" For those who are unsure of God's trustworthiness-and for those who are in a dark place, O Lord? - God in the Dark is a must.

God in the Dark: The Assurance of Faith Beyond a Shadow of Doubt - . Ivp Books. A profound and excellent book for doubters and their friends who want to help" -James W. Sire, author; campus lecturer for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship "Clear, steady explanation of what doubt is and how it is to be dealt with.





The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life

Thomas Nelson - The call continues to stand as a classic, reflective work on life's purpose. Best-selling author os guinness goes beyond our surface understanding of God's call and addresses the fact that God has a specific calling for our individual lives. Why am i here? what is god's call in my life? how do i fit god's call with my own individuality? How should God's calling affect my career, my concepts of success? Guinness now helps the reader discover answers to these questions, my plans for the future, and more, through a corresponding workbook - perfect for individual or group study.

According to guinness, "no idea short of God's call can ground and fulfill the truest human desire for purpose and fulfillment. With tens of thousands of readers to date, The Call is for all who desire a purposeful, intentional life of faith. Also availbale in audio format, narrated by Os Guinness. Ivp Books.

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Making Culture Christian: Connecting Faith to the Ordinary Corners of Culture

Independently published - What does it mean to go to a coffee shop as a christian? or listen to a "secular" song as a christian? or watch a non-christian film? or, seen from the side of the producer rather than the consumer: What does it mean to start a coffee company as a Christian? What does it look like to produce a film as a Christian? In short, what does it look like to engage culture as a Christian? And moreover, what does it mean to make culture as a Christian? The thesis running through this book is that a most effective and faithful way to engage culture as a Christian is to "make culture Christian.

Whether we are shopping for clothes, starting a clothing line, or posting on social media, writing a film script, there is a way to go about these culture-shaping activities distinctively as a Christian. Ivp Books. Journey with us to find out how! Ivp books.





Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion

IVP Books - This book is the fruit of forty years of thinking, honed in countless talks and discussions at many of the leading universities and intellectual centers of the world. Guinness notes, "jesus never spoke to two people the same way, and neither should we. Following the tradition of Erasmus, Pascal, G. Discover afresh the persuasive power of Christian witness from one of the leading apologists and thinkers of our era.

Chesterton, C. Our urgent need, then, is the capacity to persuade―to make a convincing case for the gospel to people who are not interested in it. Most of these methods assume that people are open, interested and needy for spiritual insight when increasingly most people are not. Actual persuasion requires more than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion - 2016 christianity today book of the year in apologetics/evangelismone of desiring god's Top 15 Books of 2015Hearts Minds Bookstore's Best Books of 2015, Social Criticism and Cultural Engagement In our post-Christian context, public life has become markedly more secular and private life infinitely more diverse.

Ivp Books. Lewis, malcolm muggeridge and Peter Berger, Guinness demonstrates how apologetic persuasion requires both the rational and the imaginative. S. Ivp books. Yet many christians still rely on cookie-cutter approaches to evangelism and apologetics.





Constructing Civility: The Human Good in Christian and Islamic Political Theologies

University of Notre Dame Press - Park's sophisticated treatment brings together theology, and political theory, intellectual history, philosophy, religious studies, and will appeal to scholars in all of those fields. Ivp Books. Park develops a framework for a universally applicable public civility in multifaith and multicultural contexts by engaging the central concepts of the "image of God" imago Dei and "human nature" fitra in Roman Catholicism and Islam.

Park's central contention is that the construction of public civility within Christian and Islamic political theologies is more promising and sustainable if it is reframed in terms of the human good rather than the common good. In constructing civility, Richard Park bridges Christian and Islamic political theologies on the basis of an Aristotelian ethics.

Constructing Civility: The Human Good in Christian and Islamic Political Theologies - A corrective outlook on public life and the public sphere is necessary, an outlook that aligns with and recovers the notion of the human good. He argues that modern secularism entails ideological commitments that can work against the promotion of public civility in pluralistic societies. The study begins with a critique of the social fragmentation and decline of public life found in modernity.

The book offers an illustration of the proposed framework of public civility in Mindanao, Philippines, an area that represents one of the longest-standing conflicts between Christian and Muslim communities. Ivp books.





The Call: Finding and Fulfilling God's Purpose For Your Life

Thomas Nelson - Ivp Books. According to guinness, "no idea short of God's call can ground and fulfill the truest human desire for purpose and fulfillment. In this newly updated and expanded anniversary edition, Guinness explores the truth that God has a specific calling for each one of us and guides a new generation of readers through the journey of hearing and heeding that call.

With more than 100, 000 copies in print,  The Call is for all who desire a purposeful, intentional life of faith. Why am i here? what is god's call in my life? how do i fit god's call with my own individuality? How should God's calling affect my career, my plans for the future, and my concepts of success?First published in 1997 by distinguished author and speaker Os Guiness,  The Call remains a treasured source of wisdom for those who ask these questions.

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