For some, religious people who think and act irrationally can be confounding, while for others, unbelievers who don’t see the reality of God are just as baffling.
C. M. Blakeson, an agnostic who grew up living a fundamentalist lifestyle in Kansas, explores both perspectives in this candid memoir. From his initial journey to Jesus to his deepening belief in fundamentalist Pentecostalism, he explores how religion affected his thoughts on love and life.
With God rooted as such a reality for him, he never imagined he’d one day become an agnostic—or how happy he’d be to reach such nonreligious enlightenment. Now he seeks to battle misconceptions about agnosticism. Get the true definition of agnosticism, learn how to break free from spiritual bondage, and join Blakeson as he seeks to understand various religions.
If you’ve ever pondered what goes through the minds of fundamentalists, or if you’re a religious person who wonders why your best friend left the faith, Spiritual Confessions of an Agnostic seeks to help you find answers.
Worldly power and riches have corrupted humanity, but some heroes continue to fight for the Lord and the truth.
Take a journey through time, including a foray to thirteenth-century Prague and a quest for power through a manmade creature called “the golem.” Enter an age when societies of knights of the Crusades brought back secrets from the Holy Land, along with a system of banking and corporate organization that brought them vast riches—as well as the enmity of the Church.
In modern times, powerful societies continue to operate and flourish in underground places. They’ve become bolder, and they want to dominate the world, but the power behind the thrones is becoming restless and will soon show his hand.
Rulers of the earthly realm begin to see that the power they thought they controlled really controls them. They discover it might be too late to become enlightened in Revelation Too.
“J R not only focuses on creation itself, but he also addresses the impact of words upon its primal beginning and its controversies.”
—Congressman Trent Franks
God spoke the words of creation, but Scripture does not elaborate on the intricacies of this action. In SpiritQuest 2: Interface with Creation, author JR McElfresh investigates many of the issues and controversies related to creation and considers the lack of answers to key questions.
Designed for pastors, church leaders, and those who desire to learn more about pivotal creation issues and how the universe began, SpiritQuest 2: Interface with Creation probes into the issues of the relationship between scientific knowledge and the Word of God. This study takes a journey through quarks, quantum mechanics, sound, waveforms, creation’s voice, energy, the miracles of Jesus, and a host of discoveries showing the relationship between God himself and the physical laws of the universe.
McElfresh elaborates on the importance of the spoken and written word in Scripture, science, and the arena of linguistics in relation to creation; he also discusses the far-reaching impact of words as sounds and visual images on the human mind and thought. SpiritQuest 2: Interface with Creation demonstrates that words have immense power and energy and that it is wise to know how to use them.
Pamela Kaye’s mother, Anneliese, was seventeen years old when she left Germany, the Fatherland, the only place she had ever known, in 1956. She was anxious for the chance to reinvent herself in the United States after World War II had devastated her country. In this memoir, she tells of her journey to America and how she discovered the truth about her Russian-Jewish heritage.
Broken Glass behind the China Cabinet narrates how she began her new life in the United States as a paid servant for a family in Kansas City, Missouri; how she struggled as a young immigrant girl to find her place in this new world; and how she became a citizen in 1961. She shares the story of the people who impacted her journey and how she accidentally discovered the real story about who she is.
Based on the diary of Anneliese, Broken Glass behind the China Cabinet shares a story of perseverance and communicates how one woman’s look into the past impacted her future.
In the beginning God create Heaven and Earth. God created man, and placed him in the Garden of Eden. It is here man commits his first sin, as Adam and Eve disobey God, by eating from the tree of knowledge. Therefore, God removed them from the Garden. Man commits another sin through Cain, when he killed his brother Able. The years pass and man had become so corrupt, that God destroyed all his creation, with a great flood. Through Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Isaac God show’s his love for man. Again, by returning to the life of sin, man has rebelled Gods love and mercy. As the years pass, the Eastern world has fallen under the ruling of the Roman Empire. The safety of the Roman Army became a comfort to the Jew’s. Yet, this safety came with a high price, there came slavery, injustice and immorality. Between the laws of the Roman Empire and the laws of the Church, the Jewish people were confused. When one would show denial to the laws of the Roman Empire the punishment was death. With the Church it was the same. As one would show denial to the laws of the Church the punishment was death. This made it rough on the Jewish people, for what was right with one law, was wrong in the other. From generation to generation the word had been passed down that a Messiah was coming to rule over them forever, and ever. In this book we will read how God brought two people together to fore fill his promise to the Prophet’s, to send a Messiah to change the hearts of man, and for man to be forgiven of his sins, forever. Remember this as you go through life. With God nothing shall be impossible!A-MEN
It was during the 1940s in Arkansas when the very young Jim Good first learned from his father’s sermons that drinking Coke was a sin, but drinking Royal Crown was not. He also learned not to lie, to keep the Commandments, to love Jesus, and that God wanted segregation. By the age of twenty, he had moved thirty-one times and attended thirteen schools.
In his compelling memoir, Good shares the heartfelt story of what it was like to grow up with a nomadic teacher father who borrowed Bibles and hymnbooks from churches so he could conduct services on the front porch. With the goal of seeking income and respect, Good’s father moved the family more than once a year—from segregated Arkansas to integrated Washington and Oregon and back to segregated Arkansas, filling his son’s life with continuous culture shock. As he embarked on the challenging path to adulthood, Good began to question everything about God, soon realizing that the only way to find the truth was to become a preacher himself.
Borrowed Bibles is an engaging chronicle of one man’s fascinating, faith-filled journey as he learns to accept life as an unsolvable mystery and discover his true purpose.