Author: Michael Fortner
The cross of Christ is no longer dripping with the blood of our Savior, but is covered with gold dust, and dripping money. There is oil seeping from a prosperity preacher who bottles it and sells it. There are false spirits that cause barking like a dog, levitation, weird laughter, and out of body experiences. Such is the state of many Charismatic churches today.
There is even evidence that the top Word of Faith preachers on TV are knowingly in league with Satan, because they acknowledge Satan during their preaching and teaching. This is a shocking exposé of the Word of Faith (WOF) movement, the Toronto Blessing inspired revivals, and Prophetic Movement.
The Bible, True, Relevant or Fairy Tale?
Author: Robert J. Cottle
The Bible is constantly condemned as outdated, legalistic and irrelevant, yet it's widely owned and cherished worldwide. Despite ownership it often lies unread and scarcely believed, even by Christians. The reason - it's not accepted as the infallible word of God, but worse many reject it as fictitious and immaterial.
This book directly addresses the truth and relevance of the Bible and questions issues such as:
- Was there really a talking snake in the Garden of Eden?
- How could Moses possibly write a factual account of creation 2,500 years after the event?
- Are abortion and homosexuality ok?
- Are Heaven and Hell real places?
- Are God and Allah the same God?
- What is the Trinity?
Robert skilfully demonstrates the answers through direct scripture quotation with little writer's bias.
Paul tells Timothy; "all scripture is God breathed" and in Genesis we read; "God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." If the followers of Jesus inhale the God breathed scriptures their souls will truly abound with life. This book sets out to inspire Christians to believe God at his word.
A Crisis of Faith
Author: Tony Sunderland
Religious history in the Western world has been dominated by the power and doctrinal discipline of the Catholic Church. But, argues Tony Sunderland in his new book, we are not solely products of this tradition, nor of that of its Protestant challengers. Lost in the footnotes of history is the story of the Church’s fascinating heretical counterpart, Gnosticism.
The Gnostics were brutally persecuted and their ideas were suppressed. But their teachings were powerful enough to linger on in the collective unconscious of succeeding generations and to re-emerge in the most unexpected places. From symbols on the American one-dollar bill to the ideals of the 1960s counterculture, from heavy metal music to twenty-first century technological innovations, various facets of Gnostic thought continue to offer us a way to interpret the meaning of our lives. As Sunderland traces the battle between the orthodox and heretical traditions of Christianity, his thorough research and ability to make counterintuitive connections reveal to us a struggle that continues to rage beneath the surface of contemporary life.