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Demystifying Evil : A Biblical And Personal Exploration$28.00Add to cart
The evil that afflicts our lives often leaves us confused and directionless, wounded and powerless. How should we respond to evil’s power to assault us? How can we understand God’s work in a world that seems all too often to be permeated with evil?
Narrating her own wrestling with evil as well as engaging in biblical and philosophical analysis, biblical scholar Ingrid Faro explores the many dimensions to evil. Soberly honest, biblically engaged, and theologically nuanced, Demystifying Evil examines the power of evil to disrupt and fragment our lives and tempt us to collude with it.
But evil does not have the last word. Faro takes us on a journey into the book of Genesis, the Ancient Near East culture, the cross, and her own story of suffering to engage the undoing of evil.
Creator : A Theological Interpretation Of Genesis 1$40.00Add to cart
The Christian claim that the triune God is the creator of the universe is both exegetically grounded and theologically rich.
Yet discussions about God’s work of creation are often overwhelmed by questions such as the age of the earth and the relationship between divine creation and evolution. Without completely ignoring such issues, Peter Leithart offers a decidedly theological interpretation of the creation account from Genesis 1.
By engaging with classic discussions of creation, including those of Plato and Aristotle, as well as Christian articulations as varied as those of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Sergius Bulgakov, Karl Barth and Robert Jenson, Leithart embraces the challenge of talking about God and God’s first work. Here, readers will discover what it means to articulate a theology that is rigorously grounded in the first chapter of the Bible and the creedal affirmation of God the Father almighty, who is the creator of the heavens and earth.
New Song : Biblical Hebrew Poetry As Jewish And Christian Scripture$29.99Add to cart
The fresh riches of biblical poetry for communities of faith
A New Song includes nine essays on the hidden intricacies of poetry in the Hebrew Bible, ten original poems in dialogue with biblical poetry, and three reflective responses.
*On Reading Genesis 49: How Hebrew Poetry Communicates Then and Now (John Goldingay)
*Shirat Ha-Yam (the Song of the Sea) in Jewish and Christian Liturgical Tradition (C.T.R. Hayward)
*Hannah’s Prayer (1 Samuel 2:1-10): On the Interface of Poetics and Ethics in an Embedded Poem (David G. Firth)
*Bending the Silence: Reading Psalms through the Arts (Ellen F. Davis)
*Psalms “Translated” for Life in the 21st Century – A South African perspective (June F. Dickie)
*Prosody and Preaching: Poetic Form and Religious Function in Biblical Verse (Benjamin D. Sommer)
*”With Fists Flailing at the Gates of Heaven” Wrestling with Psalm 88, A Psalm for Chronic Illness (Shai Held)
*Truth and Hidden Things: Reading Isaiah 45:9-25 as Scripture (Katie M. Heffelfinger)
*The Dynamic Relationship between God and Man in the Book of Hosea: A Dynamic – Synchronic Reading (Yisca Zimran)
*Original poems by Maria Apichella, Kilby Austin, Edward Clarke, Jacqueline Osherow, Micheal O’Siadhail, Richard G. Rohlfing Jr., and Jock Stein.
Edited by Stephen D. Campbell, Richard G. Rohlfing Jr., and Richard S. Briggs, A New Song brings together a diverse roster of Jewish and Christian scholars to explore biblical Hebrew poetic texts within the context–and for the benefit–of communities of faith. These thoughtful essays and poems encourage readers to join in the singing of the old songs anew.
Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics$48.00Add to cart
Renowned scholar Craig Bartholomew, coauthor of the bestselling textbook The Drama of Scripture (more than 50,000 copies sold), writes in his main area of expertise–hermeneutics–to help seminarians pursue a lifetime of biblical interpretation. Integrating the latest research in theology, philosophy, and biblical studies, this substantive hermeneutics textbook is robustly theological in its approach, takes philosophical hermeneutics seriously, keeps the focus throughout on the actual process of interpreting Scripture, and argues that biblical interpretation should be centered in the context and service of the church–an approach that helps us hear God’s address today.
Birds Eye View Of Luke And Acts$36.00Add to cart
What do the books of Luke and Acts teach us about God, Jesus, and the early church? How do these two books relate to each other? And what do they mean for us today?
In this accessible and compelling introduction, Michael Bird draws us into the wide-ranging narrative of Luke-Acts to discover how Luke frames the life of Jesus and of the first disciples who set out from Jerusalem to “the ends of the earth” proclaiming the Good News. Bird shows us how these two books, when read together, tell a cohesive narrative about Jesus, the Church, and the mission of God-with implications for the whole of our lives today. Situating both books in their historical and literary context, Bird moves through an exploration of their central theological themes and culminates with consideration of the books’ relevance for contemporary social issues.
Great Disappearance : 31 Ways To Be Rapture Ready$29.99Add to cart
The rapture is the central event in biblical prophecy. But what does it mean for us today? How can this crucial end times event draw us nearer to God in a world that is seemingly on the brink of chaos? Political turmoil, economic uncertainty, an ideological divide that feels increasingly impassable–the signs of the times point us toward the end, and that can be disconcerting.
But the greatest truth about the rapture is not its timing, but its reality–for blessed are all who long for His appearing.
The Great Disappearance is a culmination of decades of Dr. Jeremiah studying end times throughout the Bible. In this definitive volume he will explain the meaning of the word rapture, the difference between the rapture and the second coming, and the joy of expecting our Savior to come at any given moment. Dr. Jeremiah will also explore key questions such as:
*Who will be raptured?
*When will it happen?
*What will happen to those left behind?
*What will believers experience when they are taken away to heaven?
*Will non-believers still have time to repent and be saved?
Dr. Jeremiah seeks to answer all of those questions and many more, not with sensationalism or stories ripped from the headlines but with solid, biblical truth. Because God has laid out His plan for us in His Word so that we might not be caught unaware. We may not know the exact date that the rapture will happen, but we do know it will happen. Are you ready for it?
Hero And The Whore$18.00Add to cart
Of all the things modern people of faith overlook or choose to ignore in the Bible, stories of sexual exploitation are near the top of the list. This isn’t so different from our world today, when victims of trafficking, rape, and harassment are dismissed and disbelieved, their stories twisted and erased. Trauma-informed educator and minister Camille Hernandez dives deep into the Bible’s stories of exploitation and abuse to name the difficult truths buried in Scripture, address the forms such violence takes in modern society, and illuminate a path of healing and hope. With a blend of storytelling, cultural analysis, and trauma-informed care, The Hero and the Whore invites readers to reconsider their assumptions about victims of sexual exploitation and respond with compassionate understanding that will bring us all to the wholeness God desires.
Rediscovering Israel : A Fresh Look At God’s Story In Its Historical And Cu$29.99Add to cart
See the Bible through a New Lens, from Beginning to End
In Rediscovering Israel, you will experience the living God and His Word as never before! Bestselling author and professor Kristi McLelland invites you to explore the biblical narrative in the historical, cultural, geographic, and linguistic contexts in which it was written. As you do so, you will:
*experience Scripture as a timeless, transformational Story demonstrating God’s love and faithfulness
*string biblical pearls to encounter the Bible as one cohesive storyline rather than a book of stand-alone accounts
*celebrate the richness of Scripture while discovering unique cultural idioms and customs
*share in the joys, curiosities, and insights gained through Kristi’s adventures in Israel
Whether you are preparing for pilgrimage to Israel or you desire to experience a fresh encounter with Scripture, Rediscovering Israel offers a welcome blend of biblical truth, faithful research, and personal reflections that will enrich your interactions with God’s Word.
Old Testament Handbook Sand$39.99Add to cart
Immerse yourself in the Old Testament Handbook, an elegant, full-color Bible handbook that includes robust summary content, charts, maps, word studies, illustrations, and more for every Old Testament book of the Bible. Constructed with high-quality cloth cover materials and a sewn binding, the Old Testament Handbook is designed to last a lifetime as a valuable companion resource for Bible study, teaching, and ongoing discipleship.
*High-quality, foil-stamped cloth cover materials and sewn binding meant to last a lifetime
*Elegant full-color interior design, including maps, charts, illustrations, and other visual helps for every book of the Old Testament
*More than 75 in-depth Word Studies of key words found in each Old Testament book
*Two ribbon markers for easy referencing between pages during study, teaching, or sharing
The Old Testament Handbook features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible(R) (CSB). The CSB captures the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others.
Knowing God Bible Study (Anniversary)$12.00Add to cart
Faithful. Triune. Beyond comparison. Triumphant over all. These words barely begin to describe the God we serve, yet he invites us to have a relationship with him. What could be more important than knowing this all-surpassing God?
These five easy-to-use Bible studies, based on J. I. Packer’s bestselling classic Knowing God, explore the character and actions of God throughout Scripture. They encourage us to look for God every time we read the Bible and to deepen our understanding, trust, and worship in response.
In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Knowing God, this edition of the Knowing God Bible Study helps individuals and groups explore and apply biblical truths. Each session features an insightful quotation by Packer matched with a Scripture passage, reflection questions, and application ideas that will equip readers to gain a fuller knowledge of the God we worship. A leader’s guide and list of suggested resources are also included.
Also available: Knowing God Devotional Journal, Knowing God Study Guide, and Knowing God Fiftieth Anniversary Edition.
Knowing God Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)$12.00Add to cart
Over a million people have found J. I. Packer’s classic Knowing God to be an immense help, and tens of thousands have used this study guide to know God even better.
This twenty-two-session guide takes readers through the essential truths of Packer’s classic. Individuals can stretch their understanding and allow the material to change their lives. Small groups can see God more clearly through rich and transforming discussions.
As part of the fiftieth anniversary of Knowing God, start your adventure with these studies for guided travel through each chapter of the book.
Also available: Knowing God Devotional Journal, Knowing God Bible Study, and Knowing God Fiftieth Anniversary Edition.