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The Resource Learning to speak God from scratch : why sacred words are vanishing--and how we can revive them, Jonathan Merritt ; foreword by Shauna Niequist

Learning to speak God from scratch : why sacred words are vanishing--and how we can revive them, Jonathan Merritt ; foreword by Shauna Niequist

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Learning to speak God from scratch : why sacred words are vanishing--and how we can revive them
Title
Learning to speak God from scratch
Title remainder
why sacred words are vanishing--and how we can revive them
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Merritt ; foreword by Shauna Niequist
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Language
eng
Summary
"In a rapidly changing culture, many of struggle to talk about faith. We can no longer assume our friends understand words such as grace or gospel. Other words, like lost and sin, have become so negative they are nearly conversation enders. Jonathan Merritt know this frustration well. After moving from the Bible Belt to New York City, he discovered that the sacred terms he used to describe his spiritual life didn't connect as they had in the past. This launched him into an exploration of an increasing American reluctance to talk about faith--and the data he uncovered revealed a quiet crisis affecting millions. In this groundbreaking book, Jonathan revives ancient expressions through incisive cultural commentary, vulnerable personal narratives, and surprising biblical insights. Both provocative and liberating, Learning to Speak God from Scratch will breathe new life into your spiritual conversations and invite you into the embrace of the God who inhabits them"--Page 4 of cover
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DLC
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Merritt, Jonathan
Dewey number
261.0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
BR517
LC item number
.M474 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Niequist, Shauna
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  • Christianity
  • Christianity and culture
  • Communication
  • Language and languages
  • Christianity
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Learning to speak God from scratch : why sacred words are vanishing--and how we can revive them, Jonathan Merritt ; foreword by Shauna Niequist
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-210, 213-240)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Struck mute in a strange land -- The lost language of faith -- Finding our voices again -- A how-to guide for seekers and speakers
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9781601429308
Lccn
2017054862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1038021976
  • (OCoLC)1038021976
  • 990320
Label
Learning to speak God from scratch : why sacred words are vanishing--and how we can revive them, Jonathan Merritt ; foreword by Shauna Niequist
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-210, 213-240)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Struck mute in a strange land -- The lost language of faith -- Finding our voices again -- A how-to guide for seekers and speakers
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9781601429308
Lccn
2017054862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1038021976
  • (OCoLC)1038021976
  • 990320

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