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The God Question: An Invitation to a Life of Meaning

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A leading evangelical thinker offers this brand-new way of addressing life's most important questions: Does God exist, and can we know Him? J.P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, abandons traditional didactic apologetics and entices skeptics and dissatisfied believers into a conversation about the emptiness and anxiety so many feel today. He invites them to the abundant life Jesus offers but that so few seem to be experiencing.

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Overview

A leading evangelical thinker offers this brand-new way of addressing life's most important questions: Does God exist, and can we know Him? J.P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, abandons traditional didactic apologetics and entices skeptics and dissatisfied believers into a conversation about the emptiness and anxiety so many feel today. He invites them to the abundant life Jesus offers but that so few seem to be experiencing.

Moreland shows that people are created by a benevolent God and given a life-enhancing purpose. He empowers readers to...

  • overcome obstacles to faith, including questions about science and religion
  • embrace an enticing view of Jesus and the kingdom of God
  • replace unhelpful images of God with the truth

Readers will find practical and effective ways to experience intimacy with God, an effective life of prayer, and a confident hope in life after death.

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Editorial Reviews

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"You can seek and find true happiness. But unless you have the Author of happiness as your guide, you won't be able to tell the real thing from the fakes. Convincingly argued and clearly written, The God Question explains how to set off on your quest and how to mark the mileposts along the way."
--David Neff, editor in chief and vice-president, Christianity Today Media Group

"An astonishing achievement! What happens when a world-class philosopher like J.P. Moreland turns his mind and vast life experience to the most profound questions we all face? We get a spiritual earthquake capable of moving people at the deepest levels. This book satisfies both the mind and the heart in ways that self-help or New Age books never could. Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, and the rest of the popular gurus of the media need to read this book to see where the deepest satisfaction, happiness, and joy can really be found."
--Craig J. Hazen, PhD, professor of comparative religion, Biola University, author of Five Sacred Crossings

"Do you know thoughtful people who are struggling with issues of faith? Whether they are atheists, or stumbling believers, or simply Christians doing some honest wrestling, The God Question may be the book to put into their hands. Through the deepest philosophical waters to the most personal spiritual questions, J.P. Moreland proves to be a wonderfully readable guide, drawing readers toward a heartfelt embrace of the Christian faith. Highly recommended."
--Duane Litfin, president, Wheaton College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736924887
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: ConversantLife.com?
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,410,510
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

J.P. Moreland is distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology. His many writings include Kingdom Triangle. Dr. Moreland served ten years with Campus Crusade for Christ, planted two churches, and has spoken on more than 200 college campuses and in hundreds of churches.
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Table of Contents

Preface 9

Part 1 Why Can't We Be Happy?

1 Why Can't I Be Happy? 13

2 Hope for a Culture of Bored and Empty Selves 27

Part 2 Is There a Real Solution to Our Dilemma?

3 The Question of God, Part 1 49

4 The Question of God, Part 2 69

5 The Luminous Nazarene 99

6 My Own Journey as Jesus' Apprentice 127

Part 3 How Can the Solution Help Me Change?

7 Rethinking the Whole Thing 151

8 Two Essentials for Getting Good at Life 173

9 Avoiding the Three Jaws of Defeat 191

10 How to Unclog Your Spiritual Arteries and Develop the Heart to Work with God 215

Part 4 Is This Life All There Is?

11 From Here to Eternity 231

Epilogue 259

Notes 263

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  • Posted March 19, 2009

    The God question

    This book is a good primer for folks wishing to join a church!
    I would recommend this book for Pasters & Priests to give out as a starter self study guide.

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