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Escaping the Matrix

Escaping the Matrix
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Escaping the Matrix

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In some way or another most of us are "stuck"--in a secret sin we can't control or maybe by an inability to stand up for ourselves. "In Escaping the Matrix, authors Gregory A. Boyd and Al Larson use the vehicle of "The Matrix film trilogy to argue that our struggles with habitual sin, thought patterns, damaged emotions, and phobias happen because we do not know how to take charge of the way we experience reality. The authors draw on biblical and psychological insights to provide practical resources for helping believers escape the matrix of the world system that ensnares them. While this book is aimed at the newest generation of Christian readers, all ages will be inspired by the book's innovative strategies for experiencing a deeper life in Christ.

- Publisher What is in control of your mind?Like the characters in The Matrix movie trilogy, our minds can get hardwired to distortions that lie so deep within us that we aren't even aware of them. Whether it's habitual sin, thought patterns, damaged emotions, or even phobias, we all know of something that is holding us back. In Escaping the Matrix pastor Gregory Boyd and clinical psychologist Al Larson bring together the biblical and neurological truths behind such struggles. Their practical examples and exercises will help you transform your thought processes to experience a deeper life in Christ. Are you prepared to escape the world's Matrix that controls you? Get ready to free your mind."Boyd and Larson brilliantly utilize the metaphors from the recent movie series The Matrix as a framework for the book. This a most enjoyable read."-Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min.; pastor; author; cofounder, Institute of Neuro-Semantics"This is a must read for Christians desiring to grow in their relationship with Christ and desiring to assist others in finding real life in Christ."-Stanley H. McCreary, Ph.D., professor of Christian counseling, Central Christian College of the Bible"This work is well grounded in Scripture, current in the neuro-sciences, and practical for everyday living. It is a must read for every pastor, counselor, coach, teacher, and parent."-L. Michael Hall, Ph.D., author, The Matrix Model"If the desire of your heart is to be all that God has created you to be, and to serve him with joy and gladness, then Escaping the Matrix is the book for you! Read it, apply it, and you will be free!"-Mike Davis, assistant pastor, By His Spirit Fellowship, Chino, California

- Publisher "In Escaping the Matrix, Gregory A. Boyd and Al Larson have rpesented the how to of giving your hurts and pains to the Lord. They brilliantly utilize the metaphors from the recent movie series The Matrix as a framework for the book, which contributes to making this a most enjoyable read."--Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min., pastor, author, cofounder, Institute of Neuro-Semantics"The authors take a very complex dilemma for Christians and give understandable simple biblical explanations of the dilemma. Then they provide easily implementable exercises to enable Christians to overcome and experience a victorious life in Christ. Utilizing the metaphor of the Matrix, as popularized in the movies, they show how we can get caught up in the Matrix of Lies of the Great Deceiver and how we can escape the Matrix of Lies and obtain the real life in Christ that Christ intended all of his followers to possess. This is a must read book for Christians desiring to grow in their relationship with Christ and desiring to assist others in finding real life in Christ."--Stanley H. McCreary, Ph.D., professor of Christian counseling, Central Christian College of the Bible"As Jesus used stories powerfully for communicating, so have Boyd and Larson. They have taken the story and central idea within the movie The Matrix and have used it to describe many of the processes regarding how we actually "renew our mind" in the process of transformation. I'm impressed with this work as being well-grounded in scripture, current in the neuro-sciences, and practical for everyday living. It is a must read for every pastor, counselor, coach, teacher, and parent."--L. Michael Hall, Ph.D., author, The Matrix Model"In Escaping the Matrix Greg Boyd and Al Larson provide believers with insight and understanding of how God has designed us to live and function as human beings. More importantly they provide specific strategies that show the believer how to utilize this God-given design to renew their minds and experience the abundant life that we have in Christ. Pastors and Christian counselors will find valuable insights and tools to support them in helping God's people to walk in the freedom and liberty promised in the Scriptures. If the desire of your heart is to be all that God has created you to be, and to serve Him with joy and gladness then Escaping the Matrix is the book for you! Read it, apply it, and you will be free! I highly recommend this book!"--Mike Davis, assistant pastor, By His Spirit Fellowship, Chino, California

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About "Escaping the Matrix"

In some way or another most of us are "stuck"--in a secret sin we can't control or maybe by an inability to stand up for ourselves. "In Escaping the Matrix, authors Gregory A. Boyd and Al Larson use the vehicle of "The Matrix film trilogy to argue that our struggles with habitual sin, thought patterns, damaged emotions, and phobias happen because we do not know how to take charge of the way we experience reality. The authors draw on biblical and psychological insights to provide practical resources for helping believers escape the matrix of the world system that ensnares them. While this book is aimed at the newest generation of Christian readers, all ages will be inspired by the book's innovative strategies for experiencing a deeper life in Christ.
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What is in control of your mind?Like the characters in The Matrix movie trilogy, our minds can get hardwired to distortions that lie so deep within us that we aren't even aware of them. Whether it's habitual sin, thought patterns, damaged emotions, or even phobias, we all know of something that is holding us back. In Escaping the Matrix pastor Gregory Boyd and clinical psychologist Al Larson bring together the biblical and neurological truths behind such struggles. Their practical examples and exercises will help you transform your thought processes to experience a deeper life in Christ. Are you prepared to escape the world's Matrix that controls you? Get ready to free your mind."Boyd and Larson brilliantly utilize the metaphors from the recent movie series The Matrix as a framework for the book. This a most enjoyable read."-Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min.; pastor; author; cofounder, Institute of Neuro-Semantics"This is a must read for Christians desiring to grow in their relationship with Christ and desiring to assist others in finding real life in Christ."-Stanley H. McCreary, Ph.D., professor of Christian counseling, Central Christian College of the Bible"This work is well grounded in Scripture, current in the neuro-sciences, and practical for everyday living. It is a must read for every pastor, counselor, coach, teacher, and parent."-L. Michael Hall, Ph.D., author, The Matrix Model"If the desire of your heart is to be all that God has created you to be, and to serve him with joy and gladness, then Escaping the Matrix is the book for you! Read it, apply it, and you will be free!"-Mike Davis, assistant pastor, By His Spirit Fellowship, Chino, California
- Publisher

"In Escaping the Matrix, Gregory A. Boyd and Al Larson have rpesented the how to of giving your hurts and pains to the Lord. They brilliantly utilize the metaphors from the recent movie series The Matrix as a framework for the book, which contributes to making this a most enjoyable read."--Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min., pastor, author, cofounder, Institute of Neuro-Semantics"The authors take a very complex dilemma for Christians and give understandable simple biblical explanations of the dilemma. Then they provide easily implementable exercises to enable Christians to overcome and experience a victorious life in Christ. Utilizing the metaphor of the Matrix, as popularized in the movies, they show how we can get caught up in the Matrix of Lies of the Great Deceiver and how we can escape the Matrix of Lies and obtain the real life in Christ that Christ intended all of his followers to possess. This is a must read book for Christians desiring to grow in their relationship with Christ and desiring to assist others in finding real life in Christ."--Stanley H. McCreary, Ph.D., professor of Christian counseling, Central Christian College of the Bible"As Jesus used stories powerfully for communicating, so have Boyd and Larson. They have taken the story and central idea within the movie The Matrix and have used it to describe many of the processes regarding how we actually "renew our mind" in the process of transformation. I'm impressed with this work as being well-grounded in scripture, current in the neuro-sciences, and practical for everyday living. It is a must read for every pastor, counselor, coach, teacher, and parent."--L. Michael Hall, Ph.D., author, The Matrix Model"In Escaping the Matrix Greg Boyd and Al Larson provide believers with insight and understanding of how God has designed us to live and function as human beings. More importantly they provide specific strategies that show the believer how to utilize this God-given design to renew their minds and experience the abundant life that we have in Christ. Pastors and Christian counselors will find valuable insights and tools to support them in helping God's people to walk in the freedom and liberty promised in the Scriptures. If the desire of your heart is to be all that God has created you to be, and to serve Him with joy and gladness then Escaping the Matrix is the book for you! Read it, apply it, and you will be free! I highly recommend this book!"--Mike Davis, assistant pastor, By His Spirit Fellowship, Chino, California
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Meet the Authors

Gregory A Boyd

Gregory A. Boyd (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is a pastor at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previously, he was a professor of theology at Bethel College, also in St. Paul. His books include Cynic, Sage or Son of God?, Recovering the Real Jesus in an Age of Revisionist Replies, Letters from a Skeptic, God of the Possible, Repenting of Religion, Seeing is Believing, Escaping the Matrix, Is God to Blame?, and God at War and Satan and the Problem of Evil.

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Al Larson

Gregory A. Boyd (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota and the founder of Christus Victor Ministries. He is the author of numerous books, including Letters from a Skeptic and The Myth of a Christian Nation. He is coauthor with Eddy of The Jesus Legend. Paul Rhodes Eddy (PhD, Marquette University) is a professor of biblical and theological studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is coauthor with Boyd of The Jesus Legend.

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  • Catalogue Code 221781
  • Product Code 080106533X
  • EAN 9780801065330
  • Pages 224
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Apr 2005
  • Sales Rank #22612
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.315kg

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