Author: Josh D. McDowell
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-07-14
With almost ten million copies in print, More Than a Carpentercontinues to be the most powerful evangelism tool worldwide. Josh McDowell's timeless examination of the true nature of Christ and his impact on our lives is one of the best-selling Christian books ever. Written by a former skeptic of Christianity, it is a hard-hitting book for those who doubt Jesus' deity and his purpose.
The inspirational classic, More than a Carpenter, is now updated for a new generation of seekers with a fresh look, revised material, and a new chapter that addresses questions commonly raised today. Former skeptic Josh McDowell is now joined by his son Sean as they examine the evidence about Jesus. Is he really the Lord he claimed to be? How can we know for sure? More than a Carpenter offers arguments for faith from a skeptic turned believer. Since its original publication in 1977, this modern classic has sold over 15 million copies, been translated into dozens of languages, and introduced countless people to the real Jesus. Now with new content that addresses questions raised by today's popular atheist writers.
One of the world's leading child psychologists shatters the myth of "good parenting" Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call "parenting" is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and therefore a particular kind of adult. In The Gardener and the Carpenter, the pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrong--it's not just based on bad science, it's bad for kids and parents, too. Drawing on the study of human evolution and her own cutting-edge scientific research into how children learn, Gopnik shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way. Children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from each other. The variability and flexibility of childhood lets them innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. “Parenting" won't make children learn—but caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment.
Author: Jon Gordon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-05-12
Genre: Business & Economics
An internationally best-selling author and Cornell graduate describes how to create a winning team and motivate it with purpose-driven goals based on his experience watching his alma mater's lacrosse team play and researching the history of the sport.
Author: H. Michael Brewer
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Release Date: 2006
Before Jesus was a teacher and a healer-before his life changed the world - he was a carpenter. Woodworking was his occupation for most of his time on earth, and the years he spent in Jospeh's shop clearly shaped his message and ministry. Now, by gaining an understanding of first-century carpentry, you can see how Jesus rebuilt broken people and constructed a new world. His workmanship still amazes all who put themselves in his hands, and his principles for constructing a solid life are as relevant today as they were two thousand years ago.
The name Josh McDowell promises real-life, on-the-street Christian apologetics. In his first Harvest House book, Josh joins his son Sean to draw on his life's work and comprehensively address a vital issue: why an entire generation of young Christians--and millions of older believers--is confused about what they believe, why they believe it, and how it's relevant. The Unshakable Truth is uniquely positioned for younger Christians because it presents apologetics relationally, focusing on how Christianity's doctrines affect relationships. The authors... ground every assertion in the overarching story of creation, incarnation, and re-creation. distill 12 crucial "faith statements"--for example, "A personal Creator God exists." explain why each statement is trustworthy, how it applies to real life, and--using examples, stories, and experiences--what its relevance is. A spiritual gold mine for parents, youth workers, pastors--anyone wanting to reveal Christianity's relevance to today's life and culture.
Author: Josh D. McDowell
Publisher: Living Books
Release Date: 2009-06-01
The inspirational classic, More than a Carpenter, is now updated for a new generation of seekers with a fresh look, revised material, and a new chapter that addresses questions commonly raised today. Former skeptic Josh McDowell is now joined by his son Sean as they examine the evidence about Jesus. Is he really the Lord he claimed to be? How can we know for sure? More than a Carpenter offers arguments for faith from a skeptic turned believer. Since its original publication in 1977, this modern classic has sold over 15 million copies, been translated into dozens of languages, and introduced countless people to the real Jesus. Now with new content that addresses questions raised by today's popular atheist writers. Audio edition read by Sean McDowell.
Real-life, on-the-street Christian apologetics is what readers expect from Josh McDowell. Here, he and his son, Sean, reflect their ongoing research and close engagement with our culture in answers to classic questions such as...Is there scientific proof God exists? How can a loving God send people to hell? Why does God allow suffering? Is the New Testament historically reliable? Aren't there errors and contradictions in the Bible? ...and questions that arise from today's culture: If God is so loving, why can't he be more tolerant of sin? Is God sexist? Is religion the real cause of violence in the world? How can teachings from the ancient cultures of the Bible be relevant to our culture? What's the difference between the Bible and the Koran? 77 FAQs offers the concise, accessible presentations that readers want and need in an apologetic resource-answers they'll turn to for help in everyday life.
Author: Josh D. McDowell
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Release Date: 2010-01-01
This turnkey outreach program contains everything a church needs for equipping its members to effectively and convincingly share their faith with others. Perfect for a campaign leading up to Easter 2010, "More Than a Carpenter Evangelism Campaign Kit" contains the following: DVD (approx. 90 minutes long) with introductions to six sessions hosted by Josh and Sean McDowell 47-page Leaders Guide (PDF format) Church promotional kit (PDF format) Sample outreach booklet with door hanger bag (contains "My Journey . . . from Skepticism to Faith," Josh McDowell's personal conversion story) Quick Start Guide Additional door hanger bags are available in a 100-pack (978-1414334417). Additional copies of "My Journey . . . from Skepticism to Faith" are available in packs of 30 (978-1414334394).
Today's message of cultural acceptance is dangerously distorted and deceptive. In a world that shouts: "If you truly care about other people, you must agree that their beliefs, values, lifestyle, and truth claims are equal and as valid as yours!" it’s no wonder our youth are confused. The Beauty of Intolerance--brand-new from Josh McDowell with son Sean McDowell--cuts through the confusion and points you back to the place where the only truth resides. . .Jesus Christ. Tied directly to the Heroic Truth initiative launched by the Josh McDowell Ministry, McDowell will share how a biblical view of truth can counter cultural tolerance and encourage a love and acceptance of others apart from their actions with a heart of Christlike compassion.
Author: Nina MacLaughlin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
“Reading Hammer Head, like consuming Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, feels like a crucial education.”—Isabella Biedenharn, Entertainment Weekly Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper, sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen. Yearning for more tangible work, she applied for a job she saw on Craigslist—Carpenter’s Assistant: Women strongly encouraged to apply—despite being a Classics major who couldn't tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver. She got the job, and in Hammer Head she tells the rich and entertaining story of becoming a carpenter. Writing with infectious curiosity, MacLaughlin describes the joys and frustrations of making things by hand, reveals the challenges of working as a woman in an occupation that is 99 percent male, and explains how manual labor changed the way she sees the world. We meet her unflappable mentor, Mary, a petite but tough carpenter-sage (“Be smarter than the tools!”), as well as wild demo dudes, foul-mouthed plumbers, grizzled hardware store clerks, and the colorful clients whose homes she and Mary work in. Whisking her readers from job to job—building a wall, remodeling a kitchen, gut-renovating a house—MacLaughlin examines the history of the tools she uses and the virtues and varieties of wood. Throughout, she draws on the wisdom of Ovid, Annie Dillard, Studs Terkel, and Mary Oliver to illuminate her experience of work. And, in a deeply moving climax, MacLaughlin strikes out on her own for the first time to build bookshelves for her own father. Hammer Head is a passionate book full of sweat, swearing, bashed thumbs, and a deep sense of finding real meaning in work and life.
Author: Josh McDowell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2017-10-03
The modern apologetics classic that started it all is now completely revised and updated—because the truth of the Bible doesn’t change, but its critics do. With the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict, bestselling author Josh McDowell gave Christian readers the answers they needed to defend their faith against the harshest critics and skeptics. Since that time, Evidence has remained a trusted resource for believers young and old. Bringing historical documentation and the best modern scholarship to bear on the trustworthiness of the Bible and its teachings, this extensive volume has encouraged and strengthened millions. Now, with his son Sean McDowell, Josh McDowell has updated and expanded this classic resource for a new generation. This is a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn’t shy away from the tough questions. Features Include: • Thoroughly revised and updated from the previous edition • Now co-authored by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell • All-new chapters defending against the latest attacks from Christianity’s critics • Designed to be a go-to reference for even the toughest questions • Offers thoughtful responses to the Bible’s most difficult and extraordinary passages • Expansive defense of Christianity’s core truths, including the resurrection of Jesus Christ
In Straight Talk with Your Kids About Sex, Josh and Dottie McDowell draw on their decades-long love and concern for youth. Building on the "Why True Love Waits" campaign and utilizing up-to-the-minute research from Josh's "The Bare Facts" resources, the McDowells provide a compact, easy-to-use guide to support parents in putting sex and sexuality in a biblical context of relationship to God gauging their child's emotional and spiritual readiness being alert to questions and opportunities being direct and open without violating their child's emotions proactively shaping their child's worldview in today's sex-saturated culture Working from their own experience with four children, Josh and Dottie give readers encouragement and solid information in the sometimes-awkward process of guiding their child into a healthy understanding of God's gift of sex.
Author: Tyndale House Publishers
Publisher: Tyndale House Pub
Release Date: 2009-10-01
A perfect New Testament companion for Josh McDowell's bestselling book "More Than a Carpenter," this edition asks important questions for anyone wrestling with questions about Jesus. The index points to the text of the New Testament for answers about the Messiah and Son of God.