Reading the Bible with the Damned

Reading the Bible with the Damned

Exploring the challenges that both the churched and the unchurched have faced regarding giving and receiving the word of God, Bob Ekblad encourages us all to learn to read the Bible together as a whole. In this compelling book, he reflects on how Christians have often found it difficult to proclaim God's good news to every realm of society, while those who have needed it most have frequently deemed themselves unworthy due to social circumstances or sinfulness. In Reading the Bible with the Damned, Ekblad offers concrete advice on how to bridge this gap through a variety of insights ultimately leading to spiritual transformation. This book is full of examples of how Scripture changes lives for those who attend Bible studies and for those who lead them, offering practical suggestions on many passages from the Old and New Testaments.

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  • ASIN: 0664229174

A New Christian Manifesto: Pledging Allegiance to the Kingdom of God

A New Christian Manifesto: Pledging Allegiance to the Kingdom of God

Bob Ekblad delivers a radical new reading of the Lord's Prayer by arguing that there are earthly power structures and allegiances that prevent God's kingdom from coming "on earth as in heaven." Drawing on his experiences in ministry with marginalized people and his understanding of the Bible, Ekblad calls the church to follow Jesus by seeking its own deliverance from these structures, and to recognize people on the margins as the most receptive to becoming agents of transformation. A New Christian Manifesto urges Christians to break down barriers to join Jesus in a movement that includes recruiting, healing, empowering, and setting out to achieve an ultimate victory of the cross.

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  • ASIN: 0664232310

The Beautiful Gate: Enter Jesus' Global Liberation Movement

The Beautiful Gate: Enter Jesus' Global Liberation Movement

The Beautiful Gate is the site of the first healing Jesus’ disciples facilitate after Pentecost. Peter and John encounter a man lame from birth, disqualified and excluded outside the temple. In this prototype miracle, care for the poor and marginalized, respectful presence, relational connectedness, empowerment and holistic healing in Jesus’ name coalesce, freeing the man to move through the Gate, into the company of those who had previously excluded him. Once inside, the apostles offer prophetic challenge, calling people to confession, repentance, and conversion. We too are called to join Jesus in his global liberation movement now.

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The Tenderness of God

The Tenderness of God

The tenderness of God is not a theme that can be approached just to satisfy our intellectual curiosity, but is an unfathomable mystery that leads us deep into the heart of God. A deep thirst for tenderness means that many, both young and old, are prepared to do almost anything if only this thirst can be quenched. Many of us go far astray without knowing or even suspecting that the most extraordinary tenderness is that of God, and that indeed he is the source of all tenderness. This volume is the fruit of many years of prayer and thought. Throughout these meditations on lesser-known biblical texts, the reader will engage with the compassionate, merciful God, a God with all the tenderness of both mother and father. In this way, the reader will be opened up to new vistas onto the mystery of God's humble, delicate tenderness.

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Reading the Bible with the Damned (Interpretation Bible Studies) by Ekblad, Bob (2005)

Reading the Bible with the Damned (Interpretation Bible Studies) by Ekblad, Bob (2005)

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The Silence of God during the Passion

The Silence of God during the Passion

God's silence during the passion is certainly a silence towards man, but in particular God was silent towards Christ in his perfect and complete humanity. It is also the silence of the Father towards the Son . . . At first sight this silence is troubling and perhaps shocking, suggesting that God is in fact absent. However, the author invites us to go beyond this first impression--and the silence turns out to be of tremendous richness, overwhelming depth, and surprising beauty. We are invited to refocus our attention and discover what the Father is saying in a completely new way. These pages sing with love for God, and our meditation of the passion narratives draws us into deep contemplation of the One they celebrate, the Crucified.

  • ASIN: 1498281737

Spiritual Maladies

Spiritual Maladies

To love is to live and to live is to love; this is God's intention for humanity. However, humanity falls ill along the way; its love of God and neighbor becomes diseased, infected with other loves, the love of money, of pleasure. . . . To these malaises God becomes our physician; he draws alongside us to heal and to restore us to fullness of life. The author enables us to rediscover this obscured face of God, the face of God our physician, full of compassion and very attentive--a God before whom it is best to lay bare all our ills in order to be healed.

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  • ASIN: 1498281826

Becoming a Disciple

Becoming a Disciple

In this little book Daniel Bourguet guides our meditations on three scriptural passages that lead the reader along the pathway ordained by Christ into the depths of his being. Successively, the disciple first follows behind Jesus along the way of perfect love (Mark 1:14-20); then experiences what it is to bear the yoke with Christ and there find rest (Matt 11:28-30); and finally enters the mystery of communion in which he is in Jesus and Jesus abides in him (John 15:1-17). It is a pathway passing from vocation to struggle and then to fellowship, but leading always to joy.

  • ASIN: 1498281672

Praying the Psalms

Praying the Psalms

The author, Daniel Bourguet, addresses readers as a friend on a potentially difficult pathway along which we need to proceed one step at a time. We have to know exactly where we are since it is easy to lose our way, but we discover and are led through 150 doorways into a marvelous edifice. This is no scholarly discussion of prayer but a steady progress towards prayer from a pure heart.

  • ASIN: 1498281761

From Darkness to Light

From Darkness to Light

In these meditations Daniel Bourguet enables us to draw alongside the thief on the cross and enter his dialogue with Christ; he guides us downward into the darkness of hell through a reading of Psalm 88; and finally we discover on Easter morning both the confusion and then faith of Mary Magdalene as she meets the Risen Lord (John 20). Bourguet's confidence in the biblical text means that he engages with it and follows wherever it leads, however risky . . . and he emerges--with us--miraculously enriched.

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  • ASIN: 1498281850
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