• American Country Churches - Now even more than before, Americans on vacation are staying right here in America., and looking inward at our very own national heritage lined with riches. Thus, the time is appropriate for a sweeping, gorgeously photographed book about rural American most captivating houses of worship. These country churches tell us about who we are. In doing so, they provide a feeling of security, particularly during times of crisis.
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• The Church: The Evolution of Catholicism by Richard P. McBrien - You can always count on books by Richard McBrien to be organized and easy to read. THE CHURCH becomes another prime example. It's both a reference book which one can take pleasure in as much as it being a history book filled with interesting people who inspire events. The organization of the book makes it simple to select the level of detail at which you feel like reading and without interruption. He manages controversial topics in a dispassionate, matter-of-fact tone that is refreshing. As book that helps put the 21st century church into a proper perspective.
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• Churches That Make a Difference: - has most clearly been a well-liked Christian book, now in the third print. It's subtitle, "Reaching Your Community with Good News and Good Works", advocates the subject matter, specifically - ways to bring together both Good Works and Good News within the Church. The great strength of the book is the contents are based upon fifteen "in-depth research cases" of Churches within the greater Philadelphia region. That is to say, this study has its feet firmly planted in reality. Although in my opinion its weakness, is the "makeshift" theology - not that the authors promote any particular theology, although because the theology wasn't particularly well thought out, tending to unravel especially within the details.
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Churches is a work that reflects the grandeur of its subject matter. In this book, Judith Dupre presents an architectural tour of fifty-nine of the world's most enduring Christian churches, from such celebrated landmarks as St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois, and Le Corbusier's Chapel at Notre-Dame-du-Haut in Ronchamp, France, to lesser-known masterpieces, including Huialoha Congregational Church on Maui and the Church on the Water in Hokkaido, Japan.
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- Jake Colsen, an overworked and disillusioned pastor, happens into a stranger who bears an uncanny resemblance (in manner) to the apostle John. A number of encounters with John as well as a family crisis lead Jake to a new understanding of what his life should be like: one filled with faith bolstered by a steady, close relationship with the God of the universe.