The Outsider: Coming-Of-Age in This Moment

Christian Publishing House
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 THE OUTSIDER is a Coming-of-Age book.

SECTION 1 Surviving Sexual Desires and Love will cover such subjects as What Is Wrong with Flirting, The Pornography Deception, Peer Pressure to Have Sexual Relations, Coping With Constant Sexual Thoughts, Fully Understanding Sexting, Is Oral Sex Really Sex, Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction, Is Homosexuality Truly Wrong? Making My Beliefs About Sex Known As a Protection and The Truth about Sexual Assault.

SECTION 2 Surviving My Friends will cover such subjects as Dealing with Loneliness, Where Do I Fit In, Why I Struggle with Having Friends, How Many Friends Should I have, Others Are Spreading Rumors About Me and Resisting Peer Pressure to Do Wrong.

SECTION 3 Surviving the Family will cover such subjects as Appreciating the House Rules, Getting Along with My Brothers and Sisters, How Do I Find Privacy, My Parents Will Not Allow Me to Do Anything, How Can I Cope With Heartbreak, Coping With My Parent’s Divorce, and What If My Father or Mother Is Terminally Ill?

SECTION 4 Surviving School will cover such subjects as How Do I Deal With Bullies, How Can I Cope With School When I Hate It, I Am Thinking Of Quitting School, How Can I Improve My Grades, How Can I Cope With So Much Homework and How Can I Deal with Difficult Teachers?

SECTION 5 Surviving Who I Am will cover such subjects as Why Do I Procrastinate, Why Do I Focus On My Looks So Much, I Feel Like Ending It All, Why Do I Cut Myself, Are Tattoos Really that Bad, Is Cursing Really That Bad, Is Alcohol Really That Bad, Is Anger Really That Bad and How Can I Recover From My Mistakes?

SECTION 6 Surviving Recreation will cover such subjects as What Are the Dangers of Gaming, Why Is My Music Choices Important, and How Can I Show Balance When It Comes to Sports?

SECTION 7 Surviving My Health will cover such subjects as How Can I Overcome My Depression, How Can I Overcome My Anxiety?, How Can I Cope With This Constant Sadness?

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About the author

 EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored fifty-nine books and coauthored and updated and expanded five books, as well as over 200 articles. Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version.

JEFFREY JORDAN is an outstanding motivational speaker and spiritual leader. He was born in Cincinnati, OH. Then moved to Louisville, KY where he graduated from Fern Creek Traditional High School. He receives much respect from the many communities he engages for the passion he illustrates in helping others to be successful. Jeffrey has been recognized nationally for his motivational abilities and honored in 2015.

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Publisher
Christian Publishing House
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Published on
Aug 27, 2017
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Pages
284
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ISBN
9781945757600
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Language
English
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This content is DRM protected.
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 Edward D. Andrews boldly answers the challenges Bart D. Ehrman alleges against the fully inerrant, Spirit-inspired, authoritative Word of God. By glimpsing into the life of Bart D. Ehrman and following along his course of academic studies, Andrews helps the reader to understand the biases, assumptions, and shortcomings supporting Ehrman's arguments. Using sound reason, scholarly exegesis, and the Historical-Grammatical method of interpretation, as well as New Testament textual criticism, Andrews helps both churchgoer/Bible students, as well as scholars, overcome the teachings of biblical errancy that Ehrman propagates.—Easy to read and understand.

"A sometimes complex area has been made very palatable and enjoyable to read. Dare I say—even quite exciting!"—Online Reviewer.

"When it comes to defending the Bible from textual, scientific, and historical criticism, Edward D. Andrews has everything you need to any complaint or argument against the Bible's divine inspiration."—Logos Bible Software.

MISREPRESENTING JESUS Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's "Misquoting Jesus" is an attempt to look behind the scenes at Ehrman's book, and get a picture of his mindset as he penned it by the way he worded something, or repeatedly worded something, or left something out, and far more. This is not to say that I did not get into his arguments, and debunk them, for that was done as well. By the time you finish this book, you will find that Bart Ehrman in Misquoting Jesus is evangelizing for atheism, and using his misleading words to find new members, by way of doubt, contributing to the unwary Christian's spiritual shipwreck.

 Some Bible writers (e.g., Apostle Paul) revealed to their readers that there is an ongoing conflict between the Christian, with one side being the fallen, sinful flesh. In this revelation, the Bible writers use such expressions as "the inner man," "our inner man," and comparable expressions. At Romans 2:14-15, Paul speaks of us saying, "The law is written on their hearts." Because man and woman were made in the image and likeness of God, they were given a moral nature that was in harmony with God. This moral nature produces a mental power or ability such as reason and conscience. Even though, we are imperfect, we retain a measure of this moral nature that is in harmony with God's moral standards. This moral nature operates in "the inner man," as a law, a moral law.

However, because of our fallen condition, there is also 'the law of sin, which is in our members.' This 'law in our members of our body, wages a war against the law of our mind and can make us a prisoner of the law of sin.'―Romans 6:12; 7:22, 23

Nevertheless, not all is lost, because Paul also tells us that we can 'be renewed in the spirit of our minds.' (Eph. 4:23) We can 'put off the old person with its practices and have put on the new person. We will then be renewed in knowledge according to the image of our Creator.' We will be transformed by the renewing of our mind, so that we may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.'―Colossians 3:9-10; Romans 12:2

We are 'baptized into Christ Jesus we are baptized into his death. Our old self is crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. Nevertheless, while we are in an imperfect condition, the law of God is in our inner being, but in our members, is another law waging war against the law of my mind and making us captive to the law of sin that dwells in our members. While we serve the law of God with our mind, with our flesh we serve the law of sin.' (Rom. 6:3-7; 7:21-25) The premise of this book is quite simple, how do we take off the old person and put on new person? In addition, what must we do, to keep on sustaining that new person?

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