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Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul

By J. P. Moreland (Author) & Grover Gardner (Read by)
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The mind plays an important role in Christianity. Unfortunately, many of us leave our minds behind when it comes to our faith. This book offers a no-holds-barred approach to fixing what's gone wrong in the church. The author brilliantly identifies the reasons for the loss of the Christian intellect and how the Christian mind has been lost to the ever-growing popularity of anti-intellectualism.

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The mind plays an important role in Christianity. Unfortunately, many of us leave our minds behind when it comes to our faith. In Love God with all your Mind, J.P. Moreland presents a logical case for the role of the mind in spiritual transformation. He challenges us to develop a Christian mind and to use our intellect to further God's kingdom through evangelism, apologetics, worship and vocation. "This book is more than just another Christian book. It is the wakeup call that the church needs today. God gave us minds for a reason. It is crucial that we become like Christ in the way we think. If we heed J.P.'s words, we can counter the culture in which we live, work, think and minister." Josh McDowell, Josh McDowell Ministries

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Studio: Hovel Audio
Running Time: 450.00 minutes
Pages   1
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.48" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.55"
Weight:   0.22 lbs.
Binding  MP3 CD
Release Date   Sep 1, 2005
Publisher   Hovel Audio
Edition  Unabridged  
ISBN  1596441550  
ISBN13  9781596441552  

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J. P. Moreland is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He has authored, edited, or contributed papers to thirty-five books, including Does God Exist?, Universals, Consciousness and the Existence of God, and The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology.
Chad Meister is Professor of Philosophy at Bethel College. He is author or editor of fifteen books, including Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed, Introducing Philosophy of Religion, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, co-edited with Paul Copan, and God is Great, God is Good, co-edited with William Lane Craig. He is the general editor (with Paul Moser) of the forthcoming book series Cambridge Studies in Religion, Philosophy, and Society.
Khaldoun A. Sweis is Chair of the World Languages and Cultures Department and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Olive-Harvey College. His publications include articles in Think: A Journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, The Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, and he is co-editor (with Chad Meister) of Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources.

J. P. Moreland has an academic affiliation as follows - Talbot School of Theology. La Mirada Talbot School of Theology, La Mir.

J. P. Moreland has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Blackwell Companions to Philosophy
  2. IVP Classics
  3. LifeChange
  4. Scaling the Secular City
  5. Veritas

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We need the Spirit to understand the Word  Mar 3, 2010
Pros: excellent and powerful exhortations and arguments to use our minds in loving God and in ministry
Cons: 1) The author states that we do not need the Holy Spirit to understand the Scriptures. One passage he did not address in answering objections to this affirmation was Lu 24:45 "Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,..." That suggests to me that we need help. Also the Spirit is called in Isa 11:2 The Spirit of the LORD... The spirit of wisdom and understanding,..." Surely that is one of His jobs in us regarding the Word. I believe it was A W Tozer who wrote that it takes every bit as much of a miracle work of the Holy Spirit to understand the Scriptures as it took to write them.
2) He ends the book with a barrage of exhortations to run the teaching ministry in the church in a certain way so as to address the mind etc., to where it sounded like a cookie cut, sure fire, tried and proven method of ministry. (I resorted to speed reading at that point so forgive me if I missed something or misunderstood.) I've been pastoring for some 25 years and I am increasingly being made aware by the Holy Spirit that He wants me to do precisely as He tells me to do in the teaching ministry of the church and that He alone will make things come out balanced if I and fellow leaders in the church will just obey Him. Within that I am noticing that His guidance is highly specific and tailor made to this precise context in which He has me. Sometimes what He calls for looks a lot like what a guy might read in a book, sometimes there is nothing like it. Hence I am increasingly leery of any teacher or teaching that is not deliberately, markedly tentative in giving ministry suggestions.
We Must All Be Theologians  Dec 8, 2009
This was the first of five books I was required to read in order to write a Christian philosophy of education paper. The author of Love Your God With All Your Mind, J.P. Moreland, is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology. He is endorsed by a number of popular and well respected Christian apologists such as Lee Strobel and Josh McDowell. Love Your God With All Your Mind is organized into four sections: Why the Mind Matters in Christianity, How to Develop a Mature Christian Mind, What a Mature Christian Mind Looks Like, and Guaranteeing a Future for the Christian Mind. The basic jist of the book is that we need to not only have hearts for God, but that we need to also use our minds in ways that honor God. God gave us a brain so we must use it in a way that gives God all the glory. We need to resist activities that are simply a waste of our time and start giving our brains the mental workouts they need to grow. Mark 12:30 says, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." Christians should be thought as ones who are full of wisdom and knowledge, but many non-Christians do not feel this way because many Christians are simply not making much of an effort to develop their minds. Moreland offers many great suggestions to how we can develop our minds, however his suggestions at times do not come across as suggestions. Moreland communicates in a way that could be interpreted as slightly dogmatic. Another minor criticism I have is that I felt the book ended rather abruptly. I would have liked to seen some kind of review of how we are to prepare our mind for action. Despite my critique, this book made me think and assisted me in writing my paper.
Thinking about thinking in a christian way  Jun 10, 2009
This is a good book. A bit "hard core" for a non philosophy major like myself, but a good book all in all. The author brings up good points about the traditional christian view on philosophy and academics and uses many historical quotes from various sources (both christian and secular). He puts forth a very strong argument about how having an active mind and being a diligent student of various academic disciplines, in addition to christian studies, is not only beneficial to the believer, but is what God intended. The author also emphasizes how Christians have become viewed by the secular culture and how knowing why you believe what you believe can be vital in winning the souls of the lost.

This was a good read, if a little slow. Just be prepared to "chew" on this one for a while.
Thinkers...RISE UP!  May 30, 2009
This is a fantastic book. Well worth twice what it costs. Moreland's message is one that every professing Christian should read. I read the book for a critical thinking class and could not put it down. I have since purchased the book for my grandfather as well as for a mormon friend of mine. I am also teaching it at my local college group. I wish to join with Moreland and challenge the Christian thinkers everywhere to RISE UP! A good way to start would be to read this book. Out of the dozens of people I have gotten to read this book I have yet to hear a negative word...other than Moreland will make you do the work of thinking.
top of the chart  Dec 15, 2008
I'm putting this book somewhere at the top of my list of best books to read for both knowledge and inspiration. J.P. Moreland challenges the Christian to think Christianly.

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