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Overview Every day, we get up, go to work, come home and go to bed. But what does it all mean? Why are we living out our lives- in an ultimate sense? Is there a purpose in life? These questions have stirred many to begin a search for something meaningful to fill the void in their lives. A Search for the Spiritual assits those who wish to explore the Christian faith as the potential destination of their pursuit. Few can deny the importance of investigating Christianity for spiritual answers. It is the world's largest faith, meeting the needs of millions and providing them with the most compelling answers. In this book, you will find the practical, step by step guide you need to explore the Christian faith, as well as a unique resource to help you process the Christian response to the most pressing questions people bring to their exploration. For those who seek God and are willing to come to that search with an open mind and a listening heart, A Search for the Spiritual will prove to be an invaluable traveler's companion for the journey that includes an exploration of the Christian faith.
Publishers Description James Emery White takes unchurched readers through a thought process that leads to an understanding of the Christian faith. Urging them to keep an open mind, he masterfully negotiates the scientific and behavioral evidences for God's existence as he guides seekers through an exploration of the essentials of Christianity.
Community Description Few can deny the importance of investigating Christianity for spiritual answers. In this book, they will find the practical, step-by-step guide they need to explore the Christian faith.
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Awards and Recognitions A Search for the Spiritual: Exploring Real Christianity by James Emery White has received the following awards and recognitions -
Gold Medallion Book Awards - 1999 Nominee - Missions/Evangelism category
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Studio: Baker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2001
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 080105818X ISBN13 9780801058189
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More About James Emery White
James Emery White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, often cited as one of the fastest-growing church starts in the United States. He is the author of eight books, including "Life-Defining Moments," "Rethinking the Church," and "A Search for the Spiritual." Dr. White holds a Ph.D. from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, with additional study at Vanderbilt University and the University of Oxford. He also serves as adjunct professor of Christian Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of four children.
James Emery White currently resides in Charlotte, in the state of North Carolina. James Emery White was born in 1961.
Reviews - What do customers think about Search For The Spiritual?
Book One For Spiritual Seekers Sep 1, 2006
Do you want to understand who God is and what he's up to in your life? Make this the first book you read. James Emery White weaves decisive prose in a straightforward fashion to touch the soul of those who are drawn to God and want to know more. Are you seeking? Do you know someone else who is seeking? Get it. In both cases, the reader will be enriched by truths that penetrate.
For seekers and sharers Aug 15, 2005
This book is a very authentic treatment of the questions that someone 'searching for the spiritual' would ask. It has value to the seeker as it simply asks and answers these questions in a very respectful way; it has value for the believer as it provides clear answers that can be shared. I keep several on my bookshelf to share with friends who are willing to engage a conversation about the Christian faith.
Short, simple, says what it needs to... Apr 28, 2002
J.E.White does an incredible job of weaving stories and Truth together to crank out a work that is both readable and enlightening...
A great book in a few cases...
1) If you are a Christ-follower and have a friend who has questions... and you're not sure where to go for answers... they are very accesible in this book.
2) If you have a friend who would read it... who is searching Truth themselves... Buy them the book (and you read it, too, so that you can discuss the concepts).
3) If you are seeking Truth... Definitely a good one to read. I know, there's a lot of stuff out there that's out of balance, or hard to wade through... not so here.
An Excellent introductory apologetics - great for seekers! Oct 30, 2001
I stumbled across this book a year ago at a thrift store. I had been out of the faith for 18 years, and this helped me immensely get past many of the misconceptions I had from my youth. It was as though this was written exclusively for my life and thoughts.
I now give away this book to seekers or potential seekers. Its size isn't daunting, but gives an excellent overview of many of the most stifling objections to Christianity. It starts out, appropriately, setting the mindset for the reader to read and explore the contents with an open mind. Many stories and biblical references, as well as references to other resources. With this, I was able to look at my spiritual journey anew, was open enough to find a church that satisfied my adult need for spiritual growth (even though completely different than the denomination of my youth) and now even my wife had accepted Jesus as her Lord.
I wish I had read something like this 15 years ago Aug 1, 2000
This answers many of those nagging questions that we use for excuses for not really examining our faith.
What about evolution? Is the Bible really credible? Why is there so much suffering? Aren't all religions essentially the same? Why do Christians commit sin? Why do Christians seem so strange?
These are the sorts of questions that get answered. I wish I had read this as a teenager.
I would recommend giving this book to anyone who needs help getting over these common hurdles that keep us from the Christian faith.