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The God of Second Chances [Paperback]

By Erik Kolbell (Author)
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There is much in our culture that keeps us from staying on a path of religious faith and enlightenment: Creature comforts entice us away from the rigors of a materially simple and charitable life. Debates over pressing issues have lost whatever civil tone they once had. Our nation is simultaneously awash with multimillionaires and homeless children. Now, in particular, minister and psychotherapist Erik Kolbell believes we need a second chance. In this hopeful book, this insightful writer and caregiver looks back through Scripture and finds that it reveals a God of second chances. The Bible is rich with words like re-conciliation, re-demption, re-vival, and re-surrection, and Kolbell eloquently explores one re word in every chapter, each pointing to a well-recognized biblical theme that speaks in its own way to how, when our spirits are weary, God gives us a second chance to deepen our lives of faith. Drawing from a wealth of biblical and contemporary illustrations, Kolbell offers comforting guidance to all spiritual seekers who yearn to find their way back to the sufficiency of God s love and gain the wisdom to know what to respond in return. Includes questions for discussion or reflection.

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In this hopeful book, Erik Kolbell, an insightful writer and caregiver, looks back through Scripture and finds that it reveals a God of second chances. The Bible is rich with words like re-conciliation, re-demption, re-vival, and re-surrection, and Kolbell eloquently explores one "re" word in every chapter, each pointing to a well-recognized biblical theme that speaks in its own way to how, when our spirits are weary, God gives us a second chance to deepen our lives of faith. Drawing from a wealth of biblical and contemporary illustrations, Kolbell offers comforting guidance to all spiritual seekers who yearn to find their way back to the sufficiency of God's love and gain the wisdom to know how to respond in return. This volume includes questions for discussion or reflection.

From Publishers Weekly
This penetrating miscellany of meditations on the dialogue between human limitations and divine grace successfully blends inspiration with practicality, the therapeutic with the theological. A writer, psychotherapist and former minister at New York's Riverside Church, Kolbell asserts that in a contemporary climate of incivility, religious intolerance, poverty and war, we could use a second chance more than ever. It is in this context that he mines the Latin prefix re, or returning, to explore the scriptural foundations and modern applications of words like reconciliation, reflection, retreat and restoration. Weaving his encounters with friends and patients into his reflections on Old and New Testament figures like Moses and Nicodemus, the author manages to strike a tone both realistic and encouragingno mean feat. While there is little that would be offensive to conservative readers, the book is more likely to appeal to those who share Kolbell's passion for social change and his conviction that modern believers urgently need to align their wills with the God who keeps forgiving them and inviting them to try again. (May) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The God of Second Chances by Erik Kolbell has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Library Journal - 05/01/2008 page 47
  • Publishers Weekly - 03/24/2008 page 68


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.66" Width: 5.72" Height: 0.42"
Weight:   0.48 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2008
Publisher   PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
ISBN  0664231225  
ISBN13  9780664231224  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Erik Kolbell is a psychotherapist and former Minister of Social Justice at Riverside Church in New York City. He is the author of "What Jesus Meant: The Beatitudes and A Meaningful Life" and "The God of Second Chances", published by Westminster John Knox Press. Kolbell is a regular guest on many national media outlets including "The Today Show", "Dateline", "Morning Joe", and numerous local television and radio programs.

Erik Kolbell currently resides in the state of New York.

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