Item description for Hoping for Something Better: Refusing to Settle for Life as Usual by Nancy Guthrie...
Overview In her thought-provoking and authentic style, Guthrie shows that Jesus himself offers the something better believers have been looking for, applying the truths of Hebrews to real-life issues such as guilt, shame, disappointment, hardship, unhealthy obsessions, personal ambition, and fear of death.
Publishers Description Who wants to merely go through the motions of religion? We long for something authentic--something worth opening our hearts to, filling our minds with, and giving our lives for. We hope for something better than the "churchianity" of our parents and the vague spirituality of our neighbors, something better than guilt-induced, holier-than-thou morality, better than here-and-now, health-and-wealth promises. In her thought-provoking and authentic style, Nancy Guthrie shows that Jesus himself offers the something better we've been looking for, applying the truths of Hebrews to real-life issues such as guilt, shame, disappointment, hardship, unhealthy obsessions, personal ambition, and fear of death.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 1414313071 ISBN13 9781414313078
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More About Nancy Guthrie
Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, and at conferences worldwide. She and her husband, David, are the cohosts of the GriefShare video series used in more than 10,000 churches nationwide and also host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. Guthrie is also the host of Help Me Teach the Bible, a podcast of the Gospel Coalition.
Joni Eareckson Tada is founder and CEO of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center, which ministers to thousands of disabled people and their families through programs of practical encouragement and spiritual help. She is also an artist and the author of numerous best-selling books such as Joni; Heaven: Your Real Home; and When God Weeps.
JOHN CALVIN (1509-1564) was perhaps the preeminent theologian of the Reformation. Known best for his Institutes of the Christian Religion, he also wrote landmark expositions on most of the books in the Bible.
J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.
John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don't Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, A Peculiar Glory, and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.
Jerry Bridges (1929-2016) served for over sixty years on the staff of the Navigators. He authored fifteen books and five devotionals, including The Pursuit of Holiness, which has sold over a million copies.
R. C. Sproul (Drs, Free University of Amsterdam) serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew's Chapel in Sanford, Florida, and is the founder and president of Ligonier Ministries. He has taught at numerous colleges and seminaries, has written over seventy books, and is featured daily on Renewing Your Mind, an international radio broadcast.
CHARLES H. SPURGEON (1834-1892) was an English Baptist pastor at New Park Street Chapel, London (which later became the Metropolitan Tabernacle), for thirty-eight years. As the nineteenth century's most prolific preacher and writer, his ministry legacy continues today.
D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.
Martin Luther (1483-1546) was professor of Bible at Wittenberg University, and many of his expositions came out of his classroom. Considered one of the most powerful discussions of justification by faith written by any of the Reformers, this commentary on Galatians has had a profound impact on many through the centuries.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world.
JONATHAN EDWARDS (1703-1758) was a pastor, theologian, and missionary. He is generally considered the greatest American theologian. A prolific writer, Edwards is known for his many sermons, including "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," and his classic Treatise Concerning Religious Affections. Edwards was appointed president of the College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) shortly before his death.
TIMOTHY KELLER is founder and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. He is the best-selling author of The Prodigal God and The Reason for God.
Sinclair B. Ferguson (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of systematic theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas, and the former senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. He is the author of several books, the most recent being By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me. Sinclair and his wife, Dorothy, have four grown children.
PHILIP YANCEY is editor at large of Christianity Today and cochair of the editorial board for Books and Culture. Some of his books include Rumors of Another World (2003), Reaching for the Invisible God (2000), The Bible Jesus Read (1999), What's So Amazing About Grace? (1998), The Jesus I Never Knew (1995), and Where is God When It Hurts (1990).
Os Guinness (DPhil, University of Oxford) is an author and social critic. He is currently a senior fellow at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics in Oxford and has written or edited more than thirty books. Os has spoken at dozens of the world's major universities and political and business conferences on many issues, including religious freedom. He lives with his wife, Jenny, near Washington, DC.
THOMAS MANTON (1620-1677) played a prominent role in the Savoy Conference and the drafting of the Westminster Confession. He was pastor of a noted Puritan congregation in London but was later ejected from the official church for nonconformity, though he continued to preach wherever and whenever he had opportunity. Archbishop Ussher called him "one of the great preachers in England." His sermons formed the basis of his published commentaries.
Nancy Guthrie currently resides in Nashville.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Hoping for Something Better: Refusing to Settle for Life as Usual?
one of the best books on hebrews!! Nov 9, 2009
We used Nancy Guthrie's book, 'Hoping for something better' - a study on the book of Hebrews - in my Ladies Sunday School Class. Hebrews is not your usual layman's choice for study being an exergetical book on the person of Christ. Many of the ladies have been Christians for years, yet they all agreed that this is one of the best-most thought provoking and encouraging books they have ever read. Our classes have been wonderful. So much that we are now led to use it with our large Ladies' Bible Study. Exciting to see all that God has for us out of Hebrews.
Great Study of Hebrews Mar 16, 2008
A group of women at my church read Nancy's book, Hoping For Something Better, and found it to be very insightful. We enjoyed the fact that Nancy wrote in a way that we could relate to as women and as people living in an age where we are constantly bombarded by the worlds ways. Some of the ladies in our group looked deep into their lifestyles and had to decide if they were living a life that pleased God. I loved the book and even though Hebrews is a difficult book for some to interpret, Nancy broke it down into pieces that made sense. I highly recommend the book for a small group study.
Christ is definitely something better Mar 13, 2008
Our ladies' ministry study took on this book as our guide for studying Hebrews and for discussion. Nancy's writing is extremely easy to follow, totally scriptural and each chapter has thought provoking questions. We each take a turn facilitating the discussion which encourages us to dig even deeper. Every member has expressed how this book has helped her and how easy it is to follow.
wonderful study on the book of Hebrews Mar 10, 2008
I came across this book by Nancy Guthrie last fall, and have since presented it to several of my dearest loved ones. On the surfcace, it's a simple study... not extremely time-consuming or difficult questions, but before you know it, you're realizing truths out of this wonderful book of Hebrews you may have never recognized before! Her format for the study part is different from any other I've done, but it really works. She suggests that you start out by heading to the back, reading the recommended scripture portion for that day, answering her questions on your own and then turning back to the coordinating chapter in the book where she explains it even more deeply and brings for the relativity to her own life. I would highly recommend this study book to anyone - from the beginner just getting his/her 'feet wet' to the more studied bible scholars.