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  1. The Journey: A Thinking Person's Quest for Meaning

    The Journey: A Thinking Person's Quest for Meaning

    Author: Os Guinness
    Narrator: Os Guinness
    Runtime: 1 Hr. 37 Min. - Unabridged
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    A lecture given by Os Guinness at Louisiana State University in 2006
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  2. Fool's Talk

    Fool's Talk

    Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion

    Author: Os Guinness
    Narrator: Ralph Lister
    Runtime: 10.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $19.95 Member Price: $14.95 (or 3 credits)
    Regular Price: $19.95 Member Price: $14.95 (or 3 credits)
    In the post-Christian context, public life has become markedly more secular and private life infinitely more diverse. Yet many Christians still rely on cookie-cutter approaches to evangelism and apologetics. Most of these methods assume that people are open, interested, and needy for spiritual insight when increasingly most people are not. The urgent need, then, is the capacity to persuade―to make a convincing case for the gospel to people who are not interested in it. In his magnum opus, Os Guinness offers a comprehensive presentation of the art and power of creative persuasion. Christians have often relied on proclaiming and preaching, protesting and picketing but are strikingly weak in persuasion―the ability to talk to people who are closed to what is being said. Actual persuasion requires more than a one-size-fits-all approach. Guinness notes, “Jesus never spoke to two people the same way, and neither should we.” Following the tradition of Erasmus, Pascal, G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, Malcolm Muggeridge, and Peter Berger, Guinness demonstrates how apologetic persuasion requires both the rational and the imaginative. Persuasion is subversive, turning the tables on listeners’ assumptions to surprise them with signals of transcendence and the credibility of the gospel. This book is the fruit of forty years of thinking, honed in countless talks and discussions at many of the leading universities and intellectual centers of the world. Discover afresh the persuasive power of Christian witness from one of the leading apologists and thinkers of the era.
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  3. Impossible People

    Impossible People

    Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization

    Author: Os Guinness
    Narrator: Derek Perkins
    Runtime: 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.98 Member Price: $14.95 (or 3 credits)
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    The church in the West is at a critical moment. While the gospel is exploding throughout the global south, Western civilization faces militant assaults from aggressive secularism and radical Islam. Will the church resist the seductive shaping power of advanced modernity? More than ever, Christians must resist the negative cultural forces of our day with fortitude and winsomeness. What is needed is followers of Christ who are willing to face reality without flinching and respond with a faithfulness that is unwavering. Os Guinness describes these Christians as "impossible people," those who have "hearts that can melt with compassion, but with faces like flint and backbones of steel who are unmanipulable, unbribable, undeterrable and unclubbable, without ever losing the gentleness, the mercy, the grace and the compassion of our Lord." Few accounts of the challenge of today are more realistic, and few calls to Christian courage are more timely, resolute―and hopeful. Guinness argues that we must engage secularism and atheism in new ways, confronting competing ideas with discernment and fresh articulation of the faith. Christians are called to be impossible people, serving an Impossible God.
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  4. The Call

    The Call

    Finding and Fulfilling God's Purpose For Your Life

    Author: Os Guinness
    Narrator: Os Guinness
    Runtime: 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $18.99 Member Price: $14.95 (or 3 credits)
    Regular Price: $18.99 Member Price: $14.95 (or 3 credits)
    Why am I here? What is God's call in my life? How do I fit God's call with my own individuality? How should God's calling affect my career, my plans for the future, and my concepts of success? First published in 1997 by distinguished author and speaker Os Guinness, The Call remains a treasured source of wisdom for those who ask these questions. According to Guinness, "No idea short of God's call can ground and fulfill the truest human desire for purpose and fulfillment." In this newly updated and expanded anniversary edition, Guinness explores the truth that God has a specific calling for each one of us and guides a new generation of readers through the journey of hearing and heeding that call. The Call is for all who desire a purposeful, intentional life of faith.
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  5. Last Call for Liberty

    Last Call for Liberty

    How America's Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat

    Author: Os Guinness
    Narrator: Os Guinness
    Runtime: 14.67 Hrs. -
    Regular Price: $16.98 Member Price: $13.58 (or 3 credits)
    Regular Price: $16.98 Member Price: $13.58 (or 3 credits)
    The hour is critical. The American republic is suffering its gravest crisis since the Civil War. Conflicts, hostility, and incivility now threaten to tear the country apart. Competing visions have led to a dangerous moment of cultural self-destruction. This is no longer politics as usual, but an era of political warfare where our enemies are not foreign adversaries, but our fellow citizens. Yet the roots of the crisis are deeper than many realize. Os Guinness argues that we face a fundamental crisis of freedom, as America's genius for freedom has become her Achilles' heel. Our society's conflicts are rooted in two rival views of freedom, one embodied in "1776" and the ideals of the American Revolution, and the other in "1789" and the ideals of the French Revolution. Once again America has become a house divided, and Americans must make up their minds as to which freedom to follow. Will the constitutional republic be restored or replaced? This grand treatment of history, civics, and ethics in the Jewish and Christian traditions represents Guinness's definitive exploration of the prospects for human freedom today. He calls for a national conversation on the nature of freedom, and poses key questions for concerned citizens to consider as we face a critical chapter in the American story. He offers readers a checklist by which they can assess the character and consequences of the freedoms they are choosing. In the tradition of Alexis de Tocqueville, Guinness provides a visitor's careful observation of the American experiment. Discover here a stirring vision for faithful citizenship and renewed responsibility for not only the nation but also the watching world.
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