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Let's talk better! (Parlons mieux !)

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"God loves the sinner, but not the sin", "The Christian faith is not a religion, but a relationship", "God alone can judge me", etc.

These common phrases sound like the Bible, use words from the Bible, but… are they aligned with Bible truth? Are we right to say to someone, "Accept Jesus into your heart"? What implicit teaching conveys this way of thinking about the gospel?

True to its collaborative and interdenominational approach, WET invited thirteen theologians to discern the true from the false behind these phrases we are used to hearing ... or saying. Let's confront our jargon with the truth of the gospel and speak better!

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Authors

Dominique Angers, Guillaume Bourin, Luigi Davi, Cédric Eugène, Matthieu Freyder, Matthieu Gangloff, Lydia Lehmann, Timothée Minard, Jean-René Moret, Thomas Poëtte, Robin Reeve, Matthieu Sanders and Florence Vancoillie.

Recommendations

An original, practical and very useful book that evangelical circles lacked! Young talented theologians look with finesse and rigor on our “Canaan dialect”. They sort things out and provide us with the keys to correctly formulate our ideas and convictions. A book to put absolutely in all hands.
- Alain Nisus, Doctor of Theology

What an immense joy to know that this work will soon be between hundreds and thousands of hands! Punchlines and other "Christianized" clichés do great harm to the Church of Christ, but also to the world in which it is to shine. Don't we say that a little sourdough makes all the dough rise? I have been greatly blessed by this book whose co-authors love the Truth and love their neighbor enough to share that Truth with him! Without throwing the baby out with the bathwater, they invite us to agree to question ourselves: before sharing the Truth, are we transformed by it? And, in order to be, we must reject any half-truth, any shorthand and any slogan that obscures our spiritual perception. I recommend this book to all those who seek, with a pure heart, the life which pleases God. If we are not free then we do not know the Truth, or else we are practicing a lie that we consider to be the truth! On the other hand, if I know and practice the Truth, then I will be free. This is what Jesus Christ wants for each of us! Thank you to exist. Thank you for shining!
- Bruno Picard, author of A miracle every day , pastor of the Church Extravagance (La Réunion)

Let’s Talk Better addresses these short, ready-made phrases that we hear and repeat without giving too much thought to their deeper meaning and scope; easy, quick refrains that rarely do justice to the subtlety of the gospel and the Scriptures as a whole. The authors nonetheless study these "slogans" with kindness and give us the opportunity to deepen, in the light of the Bible, very practical questions such as our sin and its consequences, our dependence on God in all things, our engagement with him. , as well as the role of others and of the Church on our journey of faith.
- Marion Poujol, regional coordinator of GBUs in Île-de-France

What we believe, think and express often determines our actions and our destination. This book comes at the right time to question expressions accepted in our evangelical circles and which can negatively shape how we live the church as well as our life as discipleship with Jesus. I was pleasantly surprised by this excellent book that I recommend!
- David Nolent, author, director of TopChrétien

The relevance of this work is confirmed by reading the table of contents where it is very likely that you do not detect how some of these evangelical slogans are not in accordance with biblical teaching. Written by an impressive collection of French-speaking theologians, I warmly recommend reading Parlons better in order to reframe our popular clichés on the Word of God.
- Gaëtan Brassard, pastor of the Church "Le Portail" (Quebec)

Words carry meaning and it is good to ask ourselves about the ones we use. This easy-to-read book prompts us to reflect, by examining common expressions used by Christians, in light of the word of God. A stimulating book that we can only recommend!
- Colin Cachard, coordinator of the Rebellution

In our current context, which often prefers shortcuts - even reducing ones - to augmented or in-depth versions of things, this book offers a good counter-swing. Without falling into the infinite dissection by a few ultra-conscientious biblical iota, this work nourishes something precious in our practice of oral and written expression: the well-founded and clearly explained truth. In its approach perfectly compatible with Generation Y ("why" in English and "Pourquoi" in French), all enlightened expressions are given meaning, without making the reader uncomfortable as to the previous use. he was doing it. The reaction will often be: "I understood a bit, but this is complete and perfectly clear! ". And so much the better. Thank you for this multifaceted and united work!
- Christian Kuhn, director of the Swiss Evangelical Network (RES)

Table of contents

Preface (Etienne LHERMENAULT)
Introduction (Nicolas FOUQUET)

1. You must receive Jesus in your heart (Matthew SANDERS)
2. God loves the sinner but not the sin (Guillaume BOURIN)
3. Help yourself and heaven will help you (Luigi DAVI)
4. Come down on us Holy Spirit (Dominique ANGERS)
5. Welcome to the house of the Lord (Timothée MINARD)
6. I baptized myself (Lydia LEHMANN)
7. Let's pass the collection (Matthieu GANGLOFF)
8. Christian faith is not a religion, but a relationship with Jesus (Cédric EUGENE)
9. All Sins Are Equal (Robin REEVE)
10. God alone can judge me (Jean-René MORET)
11. Bless these foods (Florence VANCOILLIE)
12. I want to stay pure for marriage (Matthieu FREYDER)
13. When we are in heaven (Thomas POËTTE)

Details

Under the direction of : Nicolas Fouquet
Publisher : BLF Éditions
Publication : February 2021
ISBN : 978–2–36249–586–1
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 14 x 21 cm
Format : paperback
Weight : 192 g

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Francine Lebrun

Parlons mieux pour comprendre la Parole de Dieu. Un livre d'une grande utilité où les mots et les expressions ont une importance indéniable. Nous y trouvons leur signification d'une portée ajustée et expliquée sur l'interprétation que nous leur donnons. Merci pour ce livre lexicalement riche à un prix des plus accessibles.

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Danielle Lajeunesse
un livre très utile

Parlons mieux sera lu par tous les animateurs des clubs du dimanche de notre église. je suis certaine qu'il nous permettra d'être plus efficace et réfléchi pour le rayonnement de la Parole de Dieu et le message de la Bonne Nouvelle auprès des enfants. à lire absolument.

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Francine Lebrun

Parlons mieux pour comprendre la Parole de Dieu. Un livre d'une grande utilité où les mots et les expressions ont une importance indéniable. Nous y trouvons leur signification d'une portée ajustée et expliquée sur l'interprétation que nous leur donnons. Merci pour ce livre lexicalement riche à un prix des plus accessibles.

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Danielle Lajeunesse
un livre très utile

Parlons mieux sera lu par tous les animateurs des clubs du dimanche de notre église. je suis certaine qu'il nous permettra d'être plus efficace et réfléchi pour le rayonnement de la Parole de Dieu et le message de la Bonne Nouvelle auprès des enfants. à lire absolument.