West of Jesus

Author: Steven Kotler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596918351

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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After spending two years in bed with Lyme disease, Steven Kotler had lost everything: his health, his job, his girl, and, he was beginning to suspect, his mind. Kotler, not a religious man, suddenly found himself drawn to the sport of surfing as if it were the cornerstone of a new faith. Why, he wondered, when there was nothing left to believe in, could he begin to believe in something as unlikely as surfing? What was belief anyway? How did it work in the body, the brain, our culture, and human history? With the help of everyone from rebel surfers to rocket scientists, Kotler undertakes a three-year globetrotting quest. The results are a startling mix of big waves and bigger ideas: a surfer's journey into the biological underpinnings of belief itself.

West of Jesus

Author: Anthony of the Desert

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477141413

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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West of Jesus is a condensed journey through Church history that establishes the Orthodox Church as the Body of Christ, as the Church founded by the Lord Jesus in the first century. Protestantism's schism ended in the abandonment of Holy Tradition. This resulted in the relegation of sacraments to mere symbols, a misunderstanding of the process of salvation, and other misunderstandings of Scripture.