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Life From the Up Side

J Ellsworth Kalas

Life From the Up Side

J Ellsworth Kalas

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The author provides twelve though-provoking sessions that lead us to strive to see and seek God's beauty and goodness, even in a society that may not necesarily be God-centred. The book includes a study guide.

- Publisher "I confess that I am an unreconstructed optimist. Not a naive one; I've lived too long for that, long enough to have experienced a resounding case for pessimism. I have vivid memories of the Great Depression, and I've lived through several wars and those international anomalies that we call police actions. I've watched what has seemed to me to be a rather steady decline in both public and private morals, and a growing confusion about ethics. And of course, I've watched the increasing prevalence of both evil and inanity (sometimes they're synonymous) in television and on the Internet." from the Introduction But: There is God. And because there is God, there is goodness. I profoundly believe that God is at work in our world and that our planet has not yet been written off as a lost cause. History seems to tell me that though our human race appears so often to dedicate itself to its own destruction, God is always at work, usually, I think, behind the scenes. And because of God, faith, love, and goodness keep being reborn. So I write about Life from the Up Side.

Twelve sessions:

  • On Being Born with a Rusty Spoon: For those who've had a bad start
  • When Life Is at January: Who knows what wonders lie ahead?
  • A Woman Who Lived with Scorn: For those who suffer rejection close at hand
  • Don't Blame the Donkey! Capitalize on your adversity
  • When You've Been Given a Bad Name: Don't let others define you
  • Color Her Moses: Never give up. Never.
  • Plot for a Life: More than success
  • Party Gone Flat: What to do when life loses its flavor
  • Suppose You're Worth More Than You Think You Are: It's time you calculated your worth
  • How Wide Is a Boat? Gladness is nearer than you think
  • Strange Victory: The gains in our losses
  • The View from Mount Nebo: And then, there is heaven


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About "Life From the Up Side"

The author provides twelve though-provoking sessions that lead us to strive to see and seek God's beauty and goodness, even in a society that may not necesarily be God-centred. The book includes a study guide.
- Publisher

"I confess that I am an unreconstructed optimist. Not a naive one; I've lived too long for that, long enough to have experienced a resounding case for pessimism. I have vivid memories of the Great Depression, and I've lived through several wars and those international anomalies that we call police actions. I've watched what has seemed to me to be a rather steady decline in both public and private morals, and a growing confusion about ethics. And of course, I've watched the increasing prevalence of both evil and inanity (sometimes they're synonymous) in television and on the Internet." from the Introduction But: There is God. And because there is God, there is goodness. I profoundly believe that God is at work in our world and that our planet has not yet been written off as a lost cause. History seems to tell me that though our human race appears so often to dedicate itself to its own destruction, God is always at work, usually, I think, behind the scenes. And because of God, faith, love, and goodness keep being reborn. So I write about Life from the Up Side.

Twelve sessions:

  • On Being Born with a Rusty Spoon: For those who've had a bad start
  • When Life Is at January: Who knows what wonders lie ahead?
  • A Woman Who Lived with Scorn: For those who suffer rejection close at hand
  • Don't Blame the Donkey! Capitalize on your adversity
  • When You've Been Given a Bad Name: Don't let others define you
  • Color Her Moses: Never give up. Never.
  • Plot for a Life: More than success
  • Party Gone Flat: What to do when life loses its flavor
  • Suppose You're Worth More Than You Think You Are: It's time you calculated your worth
  • How Wide Is a Boat? Gladness is nearer than you think
  • Strange Victory: The gains in our losses
  • The View from Mount Nebo: And then, there is heaven

- Publisher

Meet the Author

J Ellsworth Kalas

J. Ellsworth kalas is Senior Professor of Homiletics at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he was formerly president. He also served as a pastor for many years.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 229638
  • Product Code 0687037301
  • EAN 9780687037308
  • Pages 160
  • Department General Books
  • Category Devotions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Dimensions For Living
  • Publication Date Mar 2004
  • Dimensions 214 x 140 x 9 mm
  • Weight 0.181kg

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