Beyond the Here and Now

Beyond the Here and Now

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This is an introduction to the Christian faith. Its six main parts address issues about life and meaning, and open with common experiences that make us all question the value of our lives. This new approach to apologetics questions whether there is a spiritual reality that gives meaning to life.show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745923658
  • 9780745923659

Table of contents

Introduction: of teaspoons, keyholes and sausages - the sacrament of the everyday. Part 1 What kind of world do we live in?: God is green - a precious world?; and every bush afire - an awesome world?; that's about the size of it - a God-sized world?; out of control - a providential world?; more than meets the eye - a spiritual world?; the little fine tilth book - a created world?; the case of the clogged carburettor - a scientific world?; a funny thing happened on the way - a story-shaped world? Part 2 What really matters?: the supermarket of faiths - valuable variety?; beside this font - childish values?; home sweet home - gracious values?; VIPs - the value of success?; can't take it with you - possessive values?; I just don't wanna be there when it happens - dead values?; the rhythm of life - ultimate values? Part 3 How should we live?: will the real world please stand up? - a realistic spirituality?; power dressing - a weak spirituality?; there's got to be - a hopeless spirituality?; lover's leap - a faithful spirituality?; these foolish things remind me of you - a spirituality of the times? Part 4 Where are we going?: life is like a toothache - a suffering journey?; let not the man who is beast - a sinful journey?; the devil rides out - a fearful journey?; asking for the moon - a prayerful journey?; security systems - a healing journey?; life maps - a hopeful journey?; longing - a heavenly journey?; hell is - a wasted journey? Part 5 Who are we?: car, bus or tram - choosing people?; images - reflective people?; inside story - soulful people?; humour - serious people?; the body in question - mucky people?; gender wars - sexy people? Part 6 Who do we belong to?: let's play out - the friend?; partly political - the neighbour?; it depends who's looking - the stranger?; the other cheek - the peacemaker?; rules, rules, rules - the lawmaker?; sex and education - the lover?; inconclusive conclusion - the multi-national corporation?show more