Compassion Conviction

Compassion Conviction

Compassion Conviction

Have you ever felt too progressive for conservatives, but too conservative for progressives? It's easy for faithful Christians to grow disillusioned with civic engagement or fall into tribal extremes. Representing the AND Campaign, the authors of this book lay out the biblical case for political engagement and help Christians navigate the complex world of politics with integrity.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Justin Giboney
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2020-07-21
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9780830848119


Invitation To Evangelism

Invitation To Evangelism

Essential guidance for a lifestyle of sharing God's good news with a lost world. What exactly does it mean to "evangelize" in a Christian sense? And how is such evangelizing supposed to be done? Longtime pastor, evangelist, and professor of evangelism Timothy K. Beougher answers these questions and more from theological, historical, and practical perspectives. Beougher demonstrates God's goodness in evangelism through relatable anecdotes, Bible teaching, and encouraging instruction. Invitation to Evangelism welcomes believers into the experience of stepping out in faith of behalf of people God loves. Most Christians know that they should be sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with nonbelievers, and most also know they aren't witnessing very well, or even at all. They need help internalizing the content of gospel proclamation and identifying the best way to go about making evangelism a natural part of their lives. Invitation to Evangelism guides readers through the essential issues of the gospel message, evangelism methods, and witnessing models so they are ready and excited to move out in faith as everyday evangelists. Beougher's biblical, theological, historical, and practical teaching revolves around following essential aspects of being an evangelist: Having compassion as the motivation for evangelism Understanding the good news of Jesus Christ Seeing lost people as persons God loves Relying on the power of the Holy Spirit Paving the way for new believers to share their faith eagerly with others

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Genre : Religion
Author : Timothy K. Beougher
Publisher : Kregel Publications
Release : 2021-08-24
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9780825470059


Talking Points Transgender

Talking Points Transgender

There's been huge cultural change in the last few decades. Same-sex marriage would have been unthinkable 20 or 30 years ago. Now it's almost universally accepted in the Western world. Now suddenly the issue of transgender is the next big social, cultural issue that has dominated the headlines. Vaughan Roberts surveys the Christian worldview and seeks to apply these principles to the many complex questions surrounding gender identity. This short book gives an overview and a starting point for constructive discussion as we seek to live in a world with different values, and love, serve and relate to transgender people. Talking Points is a series of short books designed to help Christians think, talk and relate to others with compassion, conviction and wisdom about today's big issues.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Vaughan Roberts
Publisher : Good Book Company
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 75 Pages
ISBN : 1784981958


Compassion And The Mission Of God

Compassion And The Mission Of God

Why does God care for the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalized? This book traces God’s compassion as it is revealed in the Old and New Testaments, exploring the expression and impact of compassion in the early church through its actions and teachings as part of its witness. Focusing on the church’s responsibility to be compassionate, Dr Rupen Das underlines the theological and missiological questions central to any discussion on the compassion of God. Culminating with how compassion is lived out by God’s people, the book looks at concepts of transformation and the demonstration of the kingdom of God in the real world. This book provides an excellent biblical and theological foundation for anyone involved or interested in ministries of social justice, relief, development and compassion.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Rupen Das
Publisher : Langham Global Library
Release : 2016-01-14
Total Pages : 236 Pages
ISBN : 9781783681143


Against Empathy

Against Empathy

New York Post Best Book of 2016 We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don’t have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In AGAINST EMPATHY, Bloom reveals empathy to be one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices. It muddles our judgment and, ironically, often leads to cruelty. We are at our best when we are smart enough not to rely on it, but to draw instead upon a more distanced compassion. Basing his argument on groundbreaking scientific findings, Bloom makes the case that some of the worst decisions made by individuals and nations—who to give money to, when to go to war, how to respond to climate change, and who to imprison—are too often motivated by honest, yet misplaced, emotions. With precision and wit, he demonstrates how empathy distorts our judgment in every aspect of our lives, from philanthropy and charity to the justice system; from medical care and education to parenting and marriage. Without empathy, Bloom insists, our decisions would be clearer, fairer, and—yes—ultimately more moral. Brilliantly argued, urgent and humane, AGAINST EMPATHY shows us that, when it comes to both major policy decisions and the choices we make in our everyday lives, limiting our impulse toward empathy is often the most compassionate choice we can make.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Paul Bloom
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-12-06
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780062339355


Self Compassion

Self Compassion

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., says that it’s time to “stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind.” Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life. More and more, psychologists are turning away from an emphasis on self-esteem and moving toward self-compassion in the treatment of their patients—and Dr. Neff’s extraordinary book offers exercises and action plans for dealing with every emotionally debilitating struggle, be it parenting, weight loss, or any of the numerous trials of everyday living.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Dr. Kristin Neff
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2011-04-19
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780062079176


Advancing Reproductive Choice

Advancing Reproductive Choice

Liz Maguire chronicles her fascinating 45-year career dedicated to helping women and girls in developing countries make their own reproductive decisions freely and safely. In the 1990s, she served as the first woman director of the global family planning and reproductive health program of the U.S. Agency for International Development, followed by 16 years as CEO of the international non-profit, Ipas. The reader obtains an insider's view of the critical work of these organizations and learns about Maguire's rich and varied experiences in North and sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. She highlights the challenges that remain in achieving sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls on new generations of leaders to accelerate the fight for reproductive and social justice.Maguire also shares her adventures studying and travelling in Europe in her youth, living in France part-time over the last 35 years, and exploring other intriguing places. She gives the reader an appreciation of what is possible in life and leadership with passion, perseverance, compassion, optimism, and continuous learning.

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Author : Elizabeth Maguire
Publisher : Mont Boron Press
Release : 2020-10-12
Total Pages : 246 Pages
ISBN : 0578733919


Twelve Steps To A Compassionate Life

Twelve Steps To A Compassionate Life

One of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world—author of such acclaimed books as A History of God, Islam, and Buddha—now gives us an impassioned and practical book that can help us make the world a more compassionate place. Karen Armstrong believes that while compassion is intrinsic in all human beings, each of us needs to work diligently to cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion. Here, in this straightforward, thoughtful, and thought-provoking book, she sets out a program that can lead us toward a more compassionate life. The twelve steps Armstrong suggests begin with “Learn About Compassion” and close with “Love Your Enemies.” In between, she takes up “compassion for yourself,” mindfulness, suffering, sympathetic joy, the limits of our knowledge of others, and “concern for everybody.” She suggests concrete ways of enhancing our compassion and putting it into action in our everyday lives, and provides, as well, a reading list to encourage us to “hear one another’s narratives.” Throughout, Armstrong makes clear that a compassionate life is not a matter of only heart or mind but a deliberate and often life-altering commingling of the two.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Karen Armstrong
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2010-12-28
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780307595638


The Boy On The Bicycle

The Boy On The Bicycle

On the night of September 15, 1956, a seven-year-old child was murdered on the deserted grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto. The main suspect was a teenage boy seen near the crime scene on a bicycle. Toronto police arrested Ron Moffatt, a fourteen-year-old former CNE employee who vaguely fit the description of the suspect. During a tough interrogation, Ron falsely confessed and was convicted at trial. In truth, Ron couldn’t ride a bicycle and was innocent; his phony admission was the product of fear and pressure tactics. The real culprit — sex offender and serial killer Peter Woodcock — remained at large, preying on new victims. This shocking story has eerie parallels to the Steven Truscott case (which also involved a fourteen-year-old Ontario boy accused of murder) but has been largely forgotten until now. A powerful account about a coerced confession, a fumbled police investigation and the crusading lawyer who fought to free Ron from custody.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Nate Hendley
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2021-07-06
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9781459749122


Being Vegan

Being Vegan

Answers questions about bringing vegan ethics into your everyday life, dynamic harmlessness and the vegan philosophy, maintaining the vegan relationship with others, as well as food and lifestyle choices.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Joanne Stepaniak
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2000-08-22
Total Pages : 214 Pages
ISBN : 0737303239