Here is a collection of Herbert McCabe's more popular spiritual writings. McCabe was highly regarded as a writer on philosophy and theology but in true Dominican tradition (the Order of Preachers) he was also a brilliant preacher. He always preached in a lively and witty way - his style has been compared to that of G.K. Chesterton. This collection of his sermons and spiritual addresses are never platitudinous or short of ideas, filled with questions, arguments and solid intellectual content. The major influence on McCabe was the Bible but he was also a devoted admirer of the thought of St Thomas Aquinas, whose ideas saturated his public speaking. From the Bible, McCabe derived the notion of God leading us to happiness through the work of grace and through the life and teachings of Jesus. From Aquinas, McCabe derived a hatred of idolatry, a powerful sense of the incomprehensibility of God and a recognition that we depend on God's gracious revelation of himself rather that what we can work out on the basis of our limited understanding. A presiding theme in this book is that we are saved because of the life of someone fully human. God, Christ and Us communicates the essence of the Gospel in an original and compelling way. It can therefore be mentioned in the same breath as works by Dean Inge, Donald Soper, H.A. Williams and Leslie Weatherhead.
The Fulfillment of God s Purpose by the Growth of Christ in Us
God's intention is to come into man as another life to be man's life. God has no intention to ask us to do good, just as He has no intention to ask us to do evil. His intention is just to ask us to take Him in as life. Only God as life within us can express God. We cannot express God; only God Himself can express God. Hence, we need God as our life. We think that God is someone over us, above us, beside us, or behind us to support, help, and sustain us. In a sense, this is not wrong, but this is not God's central way. God's central way is to get into man to be man's life. This is why God made things so simple by putting man in front of the tree of life.
Emmanuel which being interpreted is God with us Christ and not themselves the subject of the preaching of the Apostles and of all true Ministers of the Gospel Two sermons on Matt i 23 and on 2 Cor iv 5 respectively by J L and W Steadman D D
True Christianity is having a personal relationship with Almighty God which not only consists of following religiously numerous laws but freely sharing one's life with him. This book will give you a clearer understanding of who He is and what He is about, so that you will be able to build a relationship with Him and strengthen your confidence in Him. It also talks about his son Jesus and the significant role he plays in our life including the role of the Holy Spirit. Satan who is God's adversary and man's tempter and accuser is also discussed from his origin to his downfall and his ultimate future. Satan's advocates the Antichrist, false teachers and many other subject matters will be discussed.
Jesus Christ the mediator between God and man an advocate for us with the Father and a propitiation for the sins of the world By Martin Tomkins The third edition To which is now added by another gentleman signing himself J T An essay to prove the credibility of the Gospel etc
It is basic to the Christian understanding of theology, history, and every other field of knowledge. Indeed, it is an issue so vast and significant that few books even attempt to span the broad spectrum of topics it raises.
Day by Day with Jesus Remembering Christ s true promises and realizing God s presence
In our daily lives, we run into multiple emotions. We may run into troubles, yet we can find peace. We may face hardships, yet we can find prosperity. We may find suffering, yet we can find comfort. We may get angry, yet we can find calmness. We may get desperate, yet we can find hope. We may hate others, yet we can find love. We may judge others, yet we can find forgiveness. We may hurt others, yet we can be a help. We may stumble others, yet we can be an inspiration. We may curse, yet we can bless. We may gossip, yet we can pray. It is simply a choice between living as the world and living through Jesus. Jesus is always present as He promised. God is always near as He assured us. We run into sorrow because we forget God's true promises. We are sad in our life because we forget Christ's guidance. If we look at God's words and contemplate about how much He cares for us and how much He loves us, We will be able to handle any situation at any time, by any means, through Christ our Lord.
With Passion and Compassion
Author: Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians. Women's Commission