By Bruce Feiler
During this well timed, provocative, and uplifting trip, the bestselling writer of strolling the Bible searches for the guy on the center of the world's 3 monotheistic religions -- and today's deadliest conflicts.
At a second while the area is looking, “Can the religions get along?” one determine will be the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. One guy holds the most important to our private fears -- and our attainable reconciliation. Abraham.
Bruce Feiler set out on a private quest to raised comprehend our universal patriarch. touring in struggle zones, hiking via caves and historic shrines, and sitting down with the world's best non secular minds, Feiler uncovers interesting, little-known info of the fellow who defines religion for part the world.
Both fast and undying, Abraham is a strong, common tale, the first-ever interfaith portrait of the guy God selected to be his associate. considerate and encouraging, it deals an extraordinary imaginative and prescient of desire that may redefine what we predict approximately our friends, our destiny, and ourselves.
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He said the self-righteousness of man looks like filthy rags when contrasted to the royal righteousness of our great God. We know God’s righteousness comes to us, not because of what we wear or what we do, but is internally imputed to us and therefore Protected But Not Passionate 63 cannot be self-righteousness. Man cannot be made righteous by his own actions, but through faith in the action of Jesus on the cross. Righteousness, as a work of God’s grace, must be accomplished on the inside of man.
The writer of Psalms reminds us of this principle: faithfulness will always result in fruitfulness. ” One must be planted in the correct location. Let’s look at the results of being planted beside the rivers of living water. 1. Fruit in season 2. Leaf will not wither 3. Prosperity in all activities 38 Is the Church Armed But Not Dangerous? Jeremiah suggests the same idea of blessing and fruitful productivity because of the proper planting (see Jeremiah 17:7–8). Some people put roots down in depression, strife and fear.
As Christian soldiers, it’s time to activate the armor and become accomplished authorities in strategic maneuvers of spiritual warfare—both defensively and offensively. ” It is time to pray! — chapter two — Protected But Not Productive Activating the First Piece of Spiritual Armor Through Prayer Loins Gird About with Truth Stand therefore having girded your waist with truth. Pray always with all prayer. —Ephesians 6:14, 18 The Scriptures declare a mandate for maturity and productivity. Abundant examples of growth, progress and maturity can be found in the general tone of the Bible and in the specific teachings of Jesus.