Learning to Speak God from Scratch

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 256 pages
  • Learning to Speak God from Scratch
  • Jonathan Merritt
  • English
  • 25 August 2017

About the Author: Jonathan Merritt

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Learning to Speak God from Scratch As America rapidly becomes a pluralistic, postmodern society, many of us struggle to talk about faith We can no longer assume our friends understand words such as grace or gospel Others, like lost and sin, have become so negative they are nearly conversation enders.Jonathan Merritt knows this frustration well After Jonathan moved from the Bible Belt to New York City, he discovered that whenever conversations turned to spirituality, the words he d used for decades didn t connect with listeners any In a search for answers and understanding, Jonathan uncovered a spiritual crisis affecting tens of millions In this groundbreaking book, one of America s premier religion writers revives ancient expressions through cultural commentary, vulnerable personal narratives, and surprising biblical insights Both provocative and liberating, Learning to Speak God from Scratch will breathe new life into your spiritual conversations and lure you into the embrace of the God who inhabits them. New Read Learning to Speak God from Scratch by Jonathan Merritt For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Learning to Speak God from Scratch

  1. Rebecca Einstein says:

    Do you love language Do you love learning about faith This book will check both those boxes Learning to Speak God from Scratch is for anyone interested in religious dialogue in these secular times Though the author is a product of an Evangelical home, the issues he raises are not specific to one faith community As a rabbi, I am always looking for ways to engage others in meaningful conversations about God and other faith topics Jonathan Merritt provides, in his warm and engaging voice, way Do you love language Do you love learning about faith This book will check both those boxes Learning to Speak God from Scratch is for anyone interested in religious dialogue in these secular times Though the author is a product of an Evangelical home, the issues he raises are not specific to one faith community As a rabbi, I am always looking for ways to engage others in meaningful conversations about God and other faith topics Jonathan Merritt provides, i...

  2. Jeff says:

    Merritt the Younger Again Proves He Is His Father s Equal Jonathan Merritt and I grew up in roughly similar church traditions at roughly the same time in roughly the same geographic area His father would eventually become President of the Southern Baptist Convention, my pastor would later become President of the Georgia Baptist Convention Growing up, while not knowing of Jonathan specifically, his father was among the most respected men I had ever heard As in, there was a deacon or two in Merritt the Younger Again Proves He Is His Father s Equal Jonathan Merritt and I grew up in roughly similar church traditions at roughly the same time in roughly...

  3. Cara Meredith says:

    I can t get enough of Jonathan Merritt s thoughts, mostly because I find myself on the same page with him, 1000% If you find yourself needing to redefine certain sacred words, his book is a must read Loved, loved, loved it.

  4. Cherie Lowe says:

    Finally, a thinking book for people of faith to open a dialogue about why we use the words we use when it comes to talking about what we believe Well thought out and artfully written, Learning to Speak God from Scratch combines data driven research and memoir to trace the how and why sacred words are slipping from the lexicon or have lost their original meaning If you are fearful about opening a conversation about God with a friend, coworker, acquaintance or neighbor, this book coaches you thr Finally, a thinking book for people of faith to open a dialogue about why we use the words we use when it comes to talking about what we believe Well thought out and artfully written, Learning to Speak God from Scratch combines data driven research and memoir to trace the how and why sacred words are slipping fro...

  5. Janna Northrup says:

    With clear and thoughtful language, Jonathan Merritt tackles a deeply personal subject belief in God and how we communicate about that His premise is that our language about God has become distant, stilted and full of what feels like ticking time bombs and it is time for us to rethink hope fully how we can reengage with authentic words about God and thus invite a...

  6. Seth says:

    Read this in one sitting Easy to read through and thought the words chosen were great to explore As Bob Dylan sings The times, they are a changin and as they change, so does the vernacular If anything, this book s...

  7. McKay Hubbell says:

    This is the kind of book we need right now Jonathan Merritt delivers a thought provoking and yet incredibly practical work that any person of faith would benefit from reading I loved the organization of the book, exploring each religious term in its own chapter By doing this, he proves that a simple definition fails to capture what religious words really mean Instead, he explores them with stories, illustrations, and metaphors, which bring so much color to the conversati...

  8. Adrienne says:

    Jonathan is stellar in his ability to bring questions, truth, and myths to the table in a way that invites rich conversation rather than polarity and excommunication This book is beautifully written with thoughtful and thorough research, insightful interviews, and authentic personal stories to show the reader the book was written with the reader s heart in mind As a theologian, lover of language and nuanc...

  9. Shelby Spear says:

    Why Words Are a Holy Gift We re Called to StewardHave you ever taken the time to reflect on the depth and wonder of vocabulary Or imagined what life would be like without words As humans, we have the power to wield elements of speech for both destruction and encouragement, education and deceit, praise and desecration Quite a supernatural superpower one that sets us apart from all other living things God spoke us into being and then passed the torch of language, entrusting us with its care Why Words Are a Holy Gift We re Called to StewardHave you ever taken the time to reflect on the depth and wonder of vocabulary Or imagined what life would be like without words As humans, we have the power to wield elements of speech for both destruction and encouragement, education and deceit, praise and desecration Quite a supernatural superpower one that sets us apart from all other living things God spoke us into being and then passed the torch of language, entrusting us with its care In doing so, the gift of words became an unseen force pushing, pulling, and shaping the shores of humanity like lingual gravity Jonathan Merritt s new book, Learning to Speak God from Scratch Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing and How We Can Revive Them, reminds us that our responsibility to stew...

  10. Elle Berry says:

    In Learning to Speak God from Scratch Jonathan Merritt details what he notes as a disturbing decline in our use of spiritual words He follows this by making a compelling case for why reviving these words matters, and then provides a kind of geography for how those of us who want to speak God can find our way forward Far from a static definition of God speak, the chapters that follow are part story and part essay While I enjoyed all of these chapters, I was particularly moved by his chapters In Learning to Speak God from Scratch Jonathan Merritt details what he notes as a disturbing decline in our use of spiritual words He follows this by making a compelling case for why reviving these words matters, and then pr...