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Viola, Frank

Overview
Works: 75 works in 221 publications in 7 languages and 3,097 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BV600.3, 262.0017
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Frank Viola
 
Most widely held works by Frank Viola
Pagan Christianity? : exploring the roots of our church practices by Frank Viola( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we "dress up" for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, and choirs? This ground-breaking book ... makes an unsettling proposal: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence and extensive footnotes that document the origins of modern Christian church practices. In the process, the authors uncover the problems that emerge when the church functions more like a business organization than the living organism it was created to be. As you reconsider Christ's revolutionary plan for his church--to be the head of a fully functioning body in which all believers play an active role--you'll be challenged to decide whether you can ever do church the same way again
Jesus : a theography by Leonard I Sweet( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jesus: A Theography is the first book ever written to combine historical Jesus studies with biblical theology, crafting together one breathtaking saga that tells the Jesus story in both Old and New Testaments. This flagship book demonstrates clearly that every bit of Scripture is part of the same stunning drama, what the authors refer to as the theography of Jesus Christ"--Dust jacket flap
The untold story of the New Testament church : an extraordinary guide to understanding the New Testament by Frank Viola( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a 'you-are-there' approach, this book gives readers a first-hand account of how the witness of Christ's testimony impacted the world. --from publisher description
Jesus manifesto : restoring the supremacy and sovereignty of Jesus Christ by Leonard I Sweet( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanding on the authors' 2009 online manifesto, this insistent, impassioned essay condemns as pharisaic those preachers who forgo a Christ-centered theology in favor of a cute, singular slogan or mission. The authors urge churches to focus on the man who embodies the entire religion. To do so, readers must learn the subtle distinction between following Christ and realizing Christ already lives within them. --from publisher description
Reimagining church : pursuing the dream of organic Christianity by Frank Viola( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day I met Jesus : the revealing diaries of five women from the gospels by Frank Viola( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"So many of us suffer from an intense spiritual inferiority complex. We are insecure about God's love for us. We don't understand our true worth in his eyes. We struggle with guilt over mistakes we've made. We are ashamed of our own lack of devotion or fervor. We want Jesus to light the flame of love in our hearts, to feel as we did when we first received his salvation. On the other hand, following Jesus has become stale and familiar to countless Christians today. The flame of first love has waned and our zeal for the Lord has cooled. We need to be inspired and challenged to utterly abandon our lives to Jesus anew. With a deep sense of awe and a fierce intimacy, this unique book explores five women in the Gospels whose encounters with Jesus revolutionized their lives. Through their imagined diaries, readers get a glimpse of the inner thoughts of the Samaritan woman, the woman caught in adultery, the prostitute, the woman with an issue of blood, and Mary of Bethany. Readers meet these women in their most desperate moments and feel the captivating love and forgiveness of their Savior, revealing how Jesus intersects their lives."--Amazon.com
God's favorite place on Earth by Frank Viola( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When He came to earth, Jesus Christ was rejected in every quarter in which He stepped: he had "no where to lay His head." There was one exception, however. A little village just outside of Jerusalem named Bethany; the only place on earth where Jesus was completely received. Viola presents a narrative from the viewpoint of Lazarus, one of the people who lived in Bethany with his two sisters. This incomparable story not only brings the Gospel narratives to life, but it addresses the struggle against doubt, discouragement, fear, guilt, rejection, and spiritual apathy that challenges countless Christians today
Finding organic church : a comprehensive guide to starting and sustaining authentic Christian communities by Frank Viola( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Driven by a passion for the body of Christ, Frank Viola has written some of today's most authoritative and celebrated works on the growing home, organic, and missional church movements. Now Viola shares practical keys to a healthy and successful church plant. Viola contends that many congregations today are struggling to survive, not because of bad planning, but poor planting. He presents an essential guide for starting and nourishing organic churches in any culture. Drawing from both Scripture and a wealth of experience, Viola offers real-world tools, insights, and practical suggestions so churches won't just grow, but thrive." -- Publisher's description
Jesus now : unveiling the present-day ministry of Christ by Frank Viola( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During His ministry on earth, Jesus of Nazareth spent most of His time healing the sick, casting out demons, training disciples, teaching the people, and preaching the kingdom of God. But what is Jesus Christ doing today? What is His present-day ministry? In Jesus Now, bestselling author Frank Viola gives us the first comprehensive treatment of what Jesus has been doing since His ascension until His second coming. In an easy-to-read format, Viola explores the seven aspects of Christ's ministry today and shows how each one benefits the saved and the unsaved. Open these pages and discover what the Lord Jesus Christ is doing now and how it will impact your life
From eternity to here : rediscovering the ageless purpose of God by Frank Viola( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deep within God's Word lies a wondrous story like no other. A drama that unfolded before time began. An epic saga that resonates with the heartbeat of God. A story that reveals nothing less than the meaning of life and God's great mission in the earth. From Here to Eternity presents three remarkable stories spanning from Genesis to Revelation. Each story traces a divine theme that is woven throughout scripture. Seen together, they offer an extraordinary glimpse into God's highest passion and grand mission. What you discover will forever change your view of life, the church, and our magnificent God." -- Publisher's description
Revise us again : living from a renewed Christian script by Frank Viola( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Author Frank Viola believes we need to revisit and revise what it means to live the Christian life. Drawing from his rich background in ministry, Viola examines ten key areas that impact every believer and explores fresh ways to revise them."--Cover
Insurgence : reclaiming the gospel of the kingdom by Frank Viola( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular speaker and bestselling author Frank Viola calls Christians away from guilt, religious duty, and other legalistic motivations to a new life under the glorious gospel of the kingdom that Jesus, Paul, and the other apostles preached
ReGrace : what the shocking beliefs of the great Christians can teach us today by Frank Viola( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular speaker and bestselling author challenges readers to engage with fellow believers more graciously as they discover that many of the great Christians who shaped church history held some flawed, surprising, and even shocking viewpoints
Jesus manifesto : restoring the supremacy and sovereignty of Jesus Christ by Leonard I Sweet( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is Christianity? It is Christ. Nothing more, nothing less. Christianity is not an ideology and not a philosophy. Christianity is the Good News that beauty, truth, and goodness are found in a Person. And conversion? It's more than a change in direction; it's a change in connection
Reimagining church : pursuing the dream of organic Christianity by Frank Viola( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revolution is moving through the body of Christ, challenging the spiritual status quo and redefining the very notion of corporate worship. A movement inspired by the divine design for holy fellowship. A fresh concept rooted in ancient history
Finding organic church : a comprehensive guide to starting and sustaining authentic Christian communities by Frank Viola( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents an essential guide for starting and nourishing organic churches in any culture. Drawing from both Scripture and experience, Viola offers real-world tools, insights, and practical suggestions so churches won't just grow, but thrive
Jesus speaks : learning to recognize & respond to the Lord's voice by Leonard I Sweet( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.-Jesus, John 10:27
Pagan Christianity : the origins of our modern church practices by Frank Viola( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From eternity to here : rediscovering the ageless purpose of God by Frank Viola( Recording )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three remarkable stories spanning from Genesis to Revelation. Each traces a divine theme that is woven throughout scripture. What you discover will forever change your outlook on life, the church, and our magnificent God
Rethinking the wineskin : the practice of the New Testament church by Frank Viola( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Pagan Christianity? : exploring the roots of our church practices
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The untold story of the New Testament church : an extraordinary guide to understanding the New TestamentJesus manifesto : restoring the supremacy and sovereignty of Jesus ChristReimagining church : pursuing the dream of organic ChristianityFinding organic church : a comprehensive guide to starting and sustaining authentic Christian communitiesFrom eternity to here : rediscovering the ageless purpose of GodRevise us again : living from a renewed Christian scriptJesus manifesto : restoring the supremacy and sovereignty of Jesus ChristReimagining church : pursuing the dream of organic Christianity
Alternative Names
Frank Viola Amerikaans auteur

Frank Viola evangelikaler Theologe, Autor und Unternehmer

Frank Viola misinéir Meiriceánach

Frank Viola misionero estadounidense

Фрэнк Виола

فرانك ڤيولا

فرانک ویولا الهی‌دان و نویسنده آمریکایی

바이올라, 프랭크 1964-

비올라, 프랭크 1964-

Languages
English (106)

Korean (5)

French (3)

Spanish (3)

German (1)

Chinese (1)

Dutch (1)