Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul

by J.P. Moreland

Paperback, 2012


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NavPress (2012), Edition: Revised, 304 pages


We know that faith means "being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see" (Hebrews 11:1, NIV). Love Your God with All Your Mindexplains the importance of using your mind not only to win others to Christ but also to experience personal spiritual growth. Author J. P. Moreland challenges you to use logic and reason to further God's kingdom through evangelism, apologetics, worship, and vocation.This revised edition includes expanded appendixes and three new chapters that outline how to reason for the reality of God and the historicity of Jesus' life teachings, death, and resurrection.

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LibraryThing member cewilliams3674
This book should be required reading for every committed evangelical Christian. Morland makes his case that the growth of the "health-and-wealth" gospel (and other heresies) and the loss of an intellectually respectable voice by evangelicals in the world are symptons of a crisis in the church. Moreland makes his case with passion and precision. A superb read. This book could be the study basis for any group looking to rediscover the ancient roots of the Christian intellect and in so doing find ways to love God with all of the mind.… (more)
LibraryThing member TAMARAJFOSTER
This author is phenomenal! The book is well structured, practical, personal, and unapologetic-ally direct in the stating of the author's position of exactly what an intellectual Christian mind should encompass. With such a scholarly talent, the author presents a view of what the Christian mind used to be, what it has become, and how it can be fixed on a corporate level for the body of Christ as well as for the individual. He gives just enough information to unlock a dry-heaved relishing for more that jolts one forward into a new world of possibilities, while standing beneath, above, and behind each sentence as a silent coach with pom-poms aggressively cheering and steering in the way to go. I don't agree with every spec of his writings, but am absolutely floored with a jaw-dropping fervent appreciation, sitting on the edge of my seat reading as he states his case, presents corresponding arguments and without reproach clearly places his stance on the subject. Mooreland challenges the Evangelical to exercise the mind "like a muscle" and doesn't fail to include learning incorporated from all aspects of life.

The book is separated into four parts that divide into ten chapters along with two appendices. Part One: Why the mind matters in Christianity sketches the importance of the mind in Christian thinking, how the mind essential to true worship, and many biblical references are offered to support. A secular view of the mind is corresponded with the now distorted historical view. Part Two: How to develop a Mature Christian Mind, weaves into play the philosophical notions of the structure of the soul, the poisons of the "empty mind", how the mind is fed, and the importance of grammar used in communicating what the mind fathoms. Part Three: What a mature Christian mind looks like, covers such instances of evangelism to apologetics, worshipping and fellowshipping to choosing a vocation and using correct Christian views in your actual vocation in order to be an effective Christian. Part Four: Guaranteeing a future for the Christian mind, in a style like Paul's brings practical application to all that was previously presented.

One impressive tool given in the book is the author's varied listed of suggestive readings that is sub-categorized. It's twenty-five pages long!!! I'm motivated, challenged, and personally convicted to expand my reading as never before. This book is definitely a must read, even if you are not an evangelical.
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LibraryThing member lassiter
One of the most powerful books I have ever read! A more complete view of true worship. We often say, "God I love you with all my heart" but we forget the rest of that scripture. Time to put that back into practice. Great section on devotional and intellectual reading.
LibraryThing member yonsohn
Haven't finished yet, but of what I read - phenomenal. Can't wait to read more!
LibraryThing member Theodore.Gebretsadik
A must read for any Christian who values the mind
LibraryThing member sweescent
this book was so thought provoking- and I totally agreed with the author when he made the statement that we as christians for some reason feel once we are born again, that our minds have to be put on a shelf. When Jesus clearly said to Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and Mind. Excellent book- every christian should read.… (more)


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