A Christian Survival Guide doesn’t run away from the big, tough questions of life like:
- Does the Bible have to be “true”?
- Where is God in an evil world?
- Did God sanction genocide?
- Is hell eternal conscious torment?
- Does money keep us from following Jesus?
Candid and wry, Cyzewski deals with the tension of hard questions without resorting to empty answers, clichés, relativism, or the smug certainty that can so often drive seekers and strugglers further away. He writes for those who both care and question deeply, and offers survival tips to help readers move from living on the edge to a place of health and life.
This survival guide is not meant to be a "one size fits all" handbook. It is a first step to confronting the big issues and challenges of a life of faitheven the ones that Christians fear most.
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||775 KB|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Introduction: From Surviving to Thriving 11
Part 1 Christian Beliefs
1 Prayer: A Still Small Voice for Big Loud Problems 23
2 The Bible: A Source of Crisis and Hope 34
3 Violent Bible Stories: Deliver Us from God? 46
4 Deliver Us from Evil: Is God Late? 59
5 Hell: Getting Our Goats… and Sheep 74
6 Errors in the Bible?: Fact-Checking the Holy Spirit 90
7 The Bible and Culture: Less Lobster, More Bonnets 103
8 No Doubt? Are Christians Beyond a Doubt? 116
9 Apocalypse Now? Yay! It's the End of the World! 126
Part 2 Christian Practices
10 Sin Addiction: The Freedom of Restraint 143
11 Money: Give Everything Away and Then Tithe 10 Percent to Jesus 154
12 Community: When Bad Churches Happen to Good People 163
13 Not Ashamed of the Gospel? Death of a Sales Pitch 174
14 The Holy Spirit: Flames of Tongue-Tied Fire 182
For Further Reading 203
About the Author 208