Knowing God and the Book of Job

If you want more-in-depth knowledge about how to have more faith in God, you can check out our resources. You’ve probably heard the saying “the patience of Job.” At the beginning of the book named after him in the Bible, Job is described as a man fully committed to God. However, after he loses his ten children, all his wealth, and his health, he isn’t very patient.                            …

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What is True Faith?

If you want more-in-depth knowledge about how to have more faith in God, check out “Spiritual Resources.“ Jason Q. Dillon and Bruce Leiter wrote this devotional Bible study to help you make sure that you have real and growing faith in the only true God. It’s for individuals and discussion groups to help their faith grow. Discussion questions are included for groups. The authors have included practical steps to help your faith grow. You will learn the proper object of …

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Overcome Secular Humanism

If you want know about how to have more faith in God, check out my Spiritual Resources webpage. If you know anyone who doubts that God is active in life, give them my God-biography, What God Has Done. This devotional Bible study will do for you  exactly what the title suggests. God can use it to open your eyes to the presence and influence of the religion Secular Humanism in our lives. He can also help you stamp out that religion’s …

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Find Out God’s Involvement in an Author’s Life

If you want more-in-depth knowledge about how to have more faith in God, check out my spiritual self-care.  Do you want ways to overcome sinful actions, decisions, emotions, or thinking in your own life or for your loved ones? My dramatic life shows you ways to be God’s winner over such poor choices.  If you want to grow in your love of and faith in God, go to my Spiritual Self-Care Resources webpage. The title of What God Has Done …

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Answer Hindus: Novel Divided Together 2104

If you want more-in-depth knowledge about how to have more faith in God, check out https://www.growingtoknowgod.com/spiritual-self-care-resources/. How can you talk with people who believe in different planes of existence, karma, reincarnation, and being one with the universe? These ideas have become increasingly prominent in western culture coming from Hinduism in India.  This mystery novel has the Christian criminologist Farhan paired with a Hindu criminologist named Sai Das. They battle white-collar criminals while they discuss their differing beliefs during brainstorming sessions. …

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Overcome Doubts: Doubtbusters! God Is My Shrink!

If you want more-in-depth knowledge about how to have more faith in God, go to my spiritual self-care page. When you read my book Doubtbusters! God is My Shrink! God will help you “bust” your doubts and overcome your anger and anxiety about life. I as myself, a retired pastor, befriend two thirty-something fictional skeptics, who also frequent a hot tub at the pool where I swim in a fictional Iowa town. Together we unlikely threesome go on a “journey” …

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Human Culture and Knowing God

If you want more-in-depth knowledge about how to have more faith in God, check out https://www.growingtoknowgod.com/spiritual-self-care-resources/. How can we be Christians in our ungodly culture? Some people like the Amish want to separate themselves from the culture around them. Others figure that they can blend in with their culture if the Bible doesn’t condemn it directly. Who’s right? One problem with western cultures is that they have eliminated God from their content. In other words, the evil influence of secularism …

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Life’s experiences and knowing God

If you want more-in-depth knowledge about how to have more faith in God, check out https://www.growingtoknowgod.com/spiritual-self-care-resources/. A huge assumption in western culture is that our experiences can be our guide throughout life. That idea is called pragmatism, in which people say, “If it works, it’s good; if it doesn’t, it’s bad.” My father was a pragmatist, which led him to be very permissive with his three boys. He’d say to Mom about us, “They’ll figure it out!”  If you know …

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Prayer and Knowing God

If you want more-in-depth knowledge about how to have more faith in God, check out https://www.growingtoknowgod.com/spiritual-self-care-resources/. “If God runs the universe, why should I pray?” People have asked similar questions of me. This question assumes that God doesn’t want to hear from us. That assumption isn’t at all true. He wants a personal, loving relationship with his children–us, his believers. A vital part of that kind of relationship is communication, that is, prayer from us to him and his messages …

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Church and Knowing God

If you want more-in-depth knowledge about how to have more faith in God, check out https://www.growingtoknowgod.com/spiritual-self-care-resources/. People have told me, “I’m spiritual but not religious.” They have also asked me, “Why is church important?” Then, they go on to explain that they don’t want the trappings of worship in church but state that they do believe in God. When I get a little deeper with them, they say that they were very bored sitting in church when they were children …

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