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    Love Is an Orientation

    Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community

    by Andrew Marin
    Foreword by Brian McLaren

    When three of Andrew Marin's friends came out to him in the span of three months, he was confronted head-on with the question of how to reconcile his friends with his faith. Love Is an Orientation is the result of years of wrestling with this issue. In the book, Marin speaks out with compassion and conviction, elevating the conversation between Christianity and the GLBT community so that the focus is moved from genetics to gospel, where it really belongs.

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    Power and Poverty

    Divine and Human Rule in a World of Need

    by Dewi Hughes
    Foreword by Christopher J. H. Wright

    In this wide-ranging, challenging book Dewi Arwel Hughes unpacks a convicting thesis: that poverty has to do with the way in which we human beings use and abuse the power God gave us when he created us. He then provides biblical perspectives to enable you to both understand the causes of poverty and help in overcoming it.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Pocket Dictionary of Ethics

    Over 300 Terms Ideas Clearly Concisely Defined

    The IVP Pocket Reference Series

    by Stanley J. Grenz and Jay T. Smith

    Stanley J. Grenz and Jay T. Smith define more than 300 terms related to Christian ethics, including ideas, issues, positions, thinkers, schools and specialties.

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    Body & Soul

    Human Nature the Crisis in Ethics

    by J. P. Moreland and Scott B. Rae

    The rise of science has called into question the existence of the soul, and even many Christian intellectuals view the soul as an outdated and unbiblical concept. J. P. Moreland and Scott B. Rae present a vigorous philosophical and ethical defense of human nature as body and soul, examining Christian dualism as it impinges on critical ethical concerns.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Desperately Wicked

    Philosophy, Christianity and the Human Heart

    by Patrick Downey

    Patrick Downey explores the biblical writings of Genesis and the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah, the Greek tragedies, Plato, Aristotle, and political philosophers--such as Rousseau, Hobbes, Nietzsche and René Girard--to seek answers to the profound question, What is the human heart like?

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    Ethics

    Approaching Moral Decisions

    Contours of Christian Philosophy

    by Arthur F. Holmes

    Arthur Holmes addresses the questions: What is good? What is right? How can we know? In this second edition, he also surveys a variety of approaches to ethics, including cultural relativism, emotivism, ethical egoism and utilitarianism—all with an acknowledgment of the new postmodern environment.

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    Christianity versus Fatalistic Religions in the War Against Poverty

    by Udo Middelmann

    Udo W. Middelmann provides an alternative to literature that regards poverty relief as a strictly material problem. By exposing the power of fatalistic religious ideas to suppress people and devastate cultures, Middelmann places biblical ideas at the heart of cultural development.

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    Strange Virtues

    Ethics in a Multicultural World

    by Bernard T. Adeney-Riskotta

    Addressing differing approaches to morality across cultures, Bernard T. Adeney discusses the ethical import of other religions and gender relations, explores how the Bible and culture interact to produce ethical stances, and includes case studies. "An uncommon book of uncommon wisdom"--Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    To Give or Not to Give

    Rethinking Dependency, Restoring Generosity, and Redefining Sustainability

    by John Rowell
    Foreword by Peter Kuzmic

    John Rowell sets out a program that will enable affluent churches in the West to give generously across cultures without fear of promoting dependent, hierarchical relationships.

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    Same-Sex Attraction and the Church

    The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate Life

    by Ed Shaw
    Foreword by Vaughan Roberts

    When Christians have same-sex attraction, how should the church respond? Pastor Ed Shaw experiences same-sex attraction, yet he is committed to Scripture and the church's traditional position on sexuality. In this honest book, he shares his own experiences and shows us that obedience to Jesus is ultimately the only way to experience life to the full.

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