What Is My Purpose in Life-What Is My Goal in Life
Author: Wallace L. Brown
Category: Christian life
OUT OF GAS? NEVER WITH JESUS examines the simplicity anyone can discover in having a very personal relationship with God. The book closely explores this relationship from a Christian perspective correlating the Israelite journey from Egypt to Canaan through the wilderness. The journey was only to take 11 days; yet, it took 40 years. Specific examples I state show very close similarities with Christian behavior today. These include constant bickering and complaining, jealousy, gossiping, slandering, and judging. These behaviors cost the Israelites 40 years in the wilderness when God desired the opposite to draw them into His rest and love where His intimate love overwhelms each one. Today, too often Christians make a relationship with God a religion with lists of rules and regulations. God calls each person to rest in His unconditional love and acceptance. God loves each person just as he is. He only desires to restore that intimate love relationship that was lost when Adam and Eve first sinned. Therefore, the majority of Christians only burn out, run out of gas in their Christian walk with God. They become miserable, angry, and judgmental especially to non-Christians. They clearly become hypocrites. (I know this from personal experience, living that way for 17 years.) One will clearly see the excellent comparisons to the Israelite journey through the wilderness to the behavior of many Christians today. However, I do include the solution. A true, deep, pure, and intimate love relationship with God is not only possible, but is God's deepest desire.
Why Are We Here?
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From award-winning physicist, public intellectual, and the bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing Lawrence Krauss, comes “a masterful blend of history, modern physics, and cosmic perspective that empowers the reader to not only embrace our understanding of the universe, but also revel in what remains to be discovered” (Neil deGrasse Tyson, American Museum of Natural History). In this grand poetic vision of the universe, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world that underlies reality—and our place within it. Reality is not what you think or sense—it’s weird, wild, and counterintuitive, and its inner workings seem at least as implausible as the idea that something can come from nothing. With his trademark wit and accessible style, Krauss leads us to realms so small that they are invisible to microscopes, to the birth and rebirth of light, and into the natural forces that govern our existence. His unique blend of rigorous research and engaging storytelling invites us into the lives and minds of remarkable scientists who have helped unravel the unexpected fabric of reality with reasoning rather than superstition and dogma, and to explain how everything we see—and can’t see—came about. A passionate advocate for reason, Krauss gives the rationale for the seemingly irrational—and the mysteries and apparent contradictions of quantum physics, and explores what that means for our lives here on Earth—and beyond. At its core, The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far is about the best of what it means to be human—an epic history of our ultimately purposeless universe that addresses the question, “Why are we here?”
The Plan, Purpose & Meaning of Life
Author: Brian H. Butler
Publisher: WestBow Press
Why ARE we here? CHRISTIANITY DIRECT FROM CHRIST ‘THE MASTER' A non-denominational way to study using spiritual 'keys' to gain new understanding of the Scriptures The Scriptures were entirely inspired by God, by YHWH who became Christ Jesus; and were written down exactly as He spoke by the Prophets of old, and by Christ's Apostles. Christ Jesus is the Author of The Holy Bible. True Christians are required to 'Grow in grace and knowledge' Are you growing? You can only 'grow' by studying daily the Word of God, the Holy Scriptures of the Bible, with God's help! Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 STUDY YES, BUT HOW? You will learn the many essential 'keys' and useful practical 'tools' needed to help you to 'master' the study of the true Christianity of the Bible. ESSENTIAL 'KEY' No 1 The carnal human mind cannot fathom the deep meanings in the Bible without asking for, and receiving the help of the Holy Spirit INGREDIENTS: PURE TRUTHS, LOVE, JOY, THE INSPIRATION OF GOD. TOOLS PROFITABLE FOR LEARNING CHRIST'S TEACHINGS ON HOW TO LIVE, AND THE MEANING & PURPOSE OF HUMAN LIFE. THIS MANUAL CONTAINS No false doctrines No man-made gods No artificial teachings No added fables or pagan festivals No idols, images, symbols, relics or statues No doctrines or commandments of men Free from denominational influences You can learn the meaning & purpose of life! Compiled by Brian H. Butler Website: ernestworkman.com
Everyday Questions and the Christian Life
Author: Ronald F. Thiemann,William C. Placher
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
A one-of-a-kind book in which several outstanding theologians use their expertise to examine everyday questions that Christians ask. Christians do not just believe; they think about what they believe. Moreover, they are not content with simple answers to their questions about life and meaning. The contributors to this volume therefore provide thoughtful responses to the following questions: Why are we here? Why are we so indifferent about our spiritual lives? Why do the innocent suffer? Is Jesus Christ the only way to salvation? Are there angels? Why go to church? The unity of the church--why care? What shall parents teach their children? What does my faith have to do with my job? Must Christians believe in hell? Is there life after death? The eleven contributors to this volume--which include, in addition to the editors--Kathryn Tanner, David Dawson, Thomas F. Tracy, J.A. DiNoia, Bruce D. Marshall, James J. Buckley, Michael Root, William Werpehowski, and George Hunsinger) are friends who attended the same graduate school (Yale) and had many of the same teachers. For twenty years they have been meeting once a year to talk about their work, their lives, and their thinking about the Christian faith. In this book they share with fellow Christians and curious bystanders the intellectual and spiritual wealth and excitement and complexity they have found in that faith. Ronald F. Thiemann is John Lord O'Brian Professor of Theology and Dean of Harvard Divinity School. William C. Placher is Professor of Contemporary Theology and Philosophy of Religion at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN.
Author: Jana Mohr Lone
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
What does it mean to be good? Why do people die? What is friendship? Children enter the world full of questions and wrestle with deep, thoughtful issues, even if they do not always wonder them aloud. Many parents have the desire to discuss philosophical ideas with their children, but are unsure how to do so. The Philosophical Child offers parents guidance on how to gently approach philosophical questions with children of all ages. Jana Mohr Lone argues that for children to mature emotionally, they must develop their desire and ability to think abstractly about themselves and their experiences. This book suggests easy ways that parents can engage with their children's philosophical questions and help them develop their "philosophical selves."
Author: M.G. Hocking, Professor of Materials Chemistry, University of London
Publisher: 4-D Books Ltd
There is much evidence that we have lived before, and our purpose is to progress to a more advanced state. The evidence also indicates that a ‘God’ must exist to cause such re-births – on other continents and hundreds of years later. The consequences of bad deeds done in previous lives explains present suffering, which seems otherwise unjust. Future lives lie before us and from available evidence these will be strongly influenced by our actions in our present life.
A Little Book of Guidance
Author: Alister E. McGrath,Alister McGrath, DPhil DD
Category: Religion and science
Alister McGrath shows how science can take us only so far in answering the big questions about out origins, and how Christianity can take us further.
Author: Jim Holt
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Expands the search for the origins of the universe beyond God and the Big Bang theory, exploring more bizarre possibilities inspired by physicists, theologians, mathematicians, and even novelists.
Author: F. Homer Curtiss
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
And other essays on cosmic soul science. To grasp the essential truth of a concept, we must view it from the plane of causation and get the cosmic concept of it. It is this cosmic concept of truth and life which the writers have tried to express in these essays on cosmic soul science. Contents: why are we here; the object of physical existence; new dimensions; with courage and faith; old clothes; ideals; woman's age; smile, smile, smile; cloud upon the mountain; all conquering love; heaven world; Christ in the daily life.
Why Are We Here? New Answers from the Frontiers of Science
Author: Ervin Laszlo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
From the cutting edge of science and living spirituality: a guide to understanding our identity and purpose in the world • Outlines the new understanding of matter and mind coming to light at the cutting edge of physics and consciousness research • Explains how we can evolve consciously, become connected with each other, and flourish on this planet • Includes contributions from Maria Sagi, Kingsley L. Dennis, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Dawna Jones, Shamik Desai, Garry Jacobs, and John R. Audette For the outdated mainstream paradigm the world is a giant mechanism functioning in accordance with known and knowable laws and regularities. The new paradigm emerging in science offers a different concept: The world is an interconnected, coherent whole, and it is informed by a cosmic intelligence. This is not a finite, mechanistic-material world. It is a consciousness-infused whole-system world. We are conscious beings who emerge and co-evolve as complex, cosmic-intelligence in-formed vibrations in the Akashic Field of the universe. Ervin Laszlo and his collaborators from the forefront of science, cosmology, and spirituality show how the re-discovery of who we are and why we are here integrates seamlessly with the wisdom traditions as well as with the new emerging worldview in the sciences, revealing a way forward for humanity on this planet. They explain how we have reached a point of critical incoherence and tell us that to save ourselves, our environment, and society, we need a critical mass of people to consciously evolve a new thinking. Offering a guidepost to orient this evolution, Laszlo examines the nature of consciousness in the universe, showing how our bodies and minds act as transmitters of consciousness from the intelligence of the cosmos and how understanding science’s new concept of the world enables us to re-discover our identity and our purpose in our world. With bold vision and forward thinking, Laszlo and his contributors Maria Sagi, Kingsley L. Dennis, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Dawna Jones, Shamik Desai, Garry Jacobs, and John R. Audette outline the new idea of the world and of ourselves in the world. They help us discover how we can overcome these divisive times and blossom into a new era of peace, coherence, connection, and global wellbeing.
Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
Author: David Reich
Publisher: Oxford University Press
David Reich describes how the revolution in the ability to sequence ancient DNA has changed our understanding of the deep human past. This book tells the emerging story of our often surprising ancestry - the extraordinary ancient migrations and mixtures of populations that have made us who we are.
Better Together : what on Earth are We Here For?
Author: Rick Warren
Publisher: Harper Collins
In each session you will learn how to fulfill God's five purposes for your life within the context of community.
Author: John P. Strelecky
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Charming, simple, and inspiring, "The Why Caf" is a fable that explores the "reason for being" and demonstrates powerful ways to think about life.
Author: Edwin C Talbot
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Throughout the ages mankind has sought the answers to why we are here and what is our purpose. We live in a violent destructive world that really does not care about the individual – and when it is through with us and we die and it all seems to end. This book will hopefully, finally answer these questions for you and provide some hope and direction for your life
Author: Alister McGrath
Alister McGrath shows how science can take us only so far in answering the big questions about our origins, and how Christianity can take us further. A book for all who want to explore the reasons why the universe exists, and why we are in it.
How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe
Author: Robert Lanza,Bob Berman
Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world a US News and World Report cover story called him a genius and a renegade thinker, even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to produce Biocentrism, a revolutionary new view of the universe. Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very foundations of knowledge. The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and ultimately changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationship with the world. For most humans of the 15th century, the notion of Earth as ball of rock was nonsense. The whole of Western, natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change again, increasingly being forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory, and at the same time, toward doubt and uncertainty in the physical explanations of the universes genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around. In this paradigm, life is not an accidental byproduct of the laws of physics. Biocentrism takes the reader on a seemingly improbable but ultimately inescapable journey through a foreign universe our own from the viewpoints of an acclaimed biologist and a leading astronomer. Switching perspective from physics to biology unlocks the cages in which Western science has unwittingly managed to confine itself. Biocentrism will shatter the readers ideas of life--time and space, and even death. At the same time it will release us from the dull worldview of life being merely the activity of an admixture of carbon and a few other elements; it suggests the exhilarating possibility that life is fundamentally immortal. The 21st century is predicted to be the Century of Biology, a shift from the previous century dominated by physics. It seems fitting, then, to begin the century by turning the universe outside-in and unifying the foundations of science with a simple idea discovered by one of the leading life-scientists of our age. Biocentrism awakens in readers a new sense of possibility, and is full of so many shocking new perspectives that the reader will never see reality the same way again.