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Loving Jesus
by Mark Allan Powell


Overview - The essence of spirituality is loving God, says Powell. The Bible, the Talmud, and the Qu'ran all direct their followers not merely to believe in God, to trust God, to obey God, and to serve God - but to love God. Can we learn to love God? In this biblical spirituality for today, Powell's earnest plea is for Christians to revisit their faith not by blazing in religious enthusiasm but by harboring a steadier flame and deeper commitment.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The essence of spirituality is loving God, says Powell. The Bible, the Talmud, and the Qu'ran all direct their followers not merely to believe in God, to trust God, to obey God, and to serve God - but to love God. Can we learn to love God? In this biblical spirituality for today, Powell's earnest plea is for Christians to revisit their faith not by blazing in religious enthusiasm but by harboring a steadier flame and deeper commitment. Living at the poetic heart of faith, he argues, entails seeing the coordinates of religious life in a new way. Powell espouses the old-fashioned idea of piety. Drawing on his wide knowledge of the Bible and Christian tradition, as well as insights from his own journey, he shows how simple religious practices move us beyond the old certitudes of a na ve and youthful faith into the less certain but more bracing terrain of a second na vet , a closer walk with Jesus.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780800636760
  • ISBN-10: 0800636767
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
  • Publish Date: September 2004
  • Page Count: 210
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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