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  • Freedom Soup


    Join the celebration in the kitchen as a family makes their traditional New Year’s soup — and shares the story of how Haitian independence came to be.
    The shake-shake of maracas vibrates down to my toes.

    Ti Gran’s feet tap-tap to the rhythm.

    Every year, Haitians all over the world ring in the new year by eating a special soup, a tradition dating back to the Haitian Revolution. This year, Ti Gran is teaching Belle how to make the soup — Freedom Soup — just like she was taught when she was a little girl. Together, they dance and clap as they prepare the holiday feast, and Ti Gran tells Belle about the history of the soup, the history of Belle’s family, and the history of Haiti, where Belle’s family is from. In this celebration of cultural traditions passed from one generation to the next, Jacqueline Alcantara’s lush illustrations bring to life both Belle’s story and the story of the Haitian Revolution. Tami Charles’s lyrical text, as accessible as it is sensory, makes for a tale that readers will enjoy to the last drop.

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  • Illustrated Reference To Manners And Customs Of The Bible


    Have you ever wondered how a camel can go through the eye of a needle? How the four men got their paralytic friend through the roof to Jesus? What it means to greet one another with a holy kiss? This book answers these questions and others. In it, you will learn who the magi were, how lots were used, and what it means to be engraved on the palm of God’s hand. This valuable resource goes book by book through the Bible, explaining many customs practiced in Bible times. Not only is it easy to understand, but it is also filled with many helpful illustrations. This useful tool will greatly aid anyone wanting to understand more about the Bible.

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  • Week In The Life Of A Greco Roman Woman


    In first-century Ephesus, life is not easy for women. In this gripping novel, Holly Beers introduces us to the first-century setting where Paul first proclaimed the gospel. Illuminated by historical images and explanatory sidebars, this lively story not only shows us the rich tapestry of life in a Greco-Roman city, it also foregrounds the interior life of one woman–and the radical new freedom the gospel promised her.

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  • Life Of The Red Sea Dhow


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    Few images are as evocative as the silhouette of the Arab dhow as, under full sail, it tacks to windward on glittering waters of Red Sea before moving across the face of the rising or setting sun. In this authoritative new book, Dionisius A. Agius, one of the foremost scholars of Islamic material culture, offers a lucid and wide-ranging history of the iconic dhow from medieval to modern times. Traversing the Arabian and African coasts, he shows that the dhow was central not just to commerce but to the vital transmission and exchange of ideas.
    Discussing trade and salt routes, shoals and wind patterns, spice harvest seasons and the deep and resonant connection between language, memory and oral tradition, this is the first book to place the dhow in its full and remarkable cultural contexts.

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  • Created And Creating


    William Edgar considers the undeniable role that culture plays in understanding the Christian’s vocational calling in the world. Exploring texts in the Old Testament and the New Testament-both those that appear to restrict cultural engagement as well as those that encourage cultural activity. Edgar offers a biblical defense of the cultural mandate.

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  • Sarah


    24 Chapters

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    Sarah Troyer faces changes in her Amish family because of her mother’s illness and death. She is sure that Sadie Zook, the hired girl, mistreats her and scolds her unfairly. At school, Sarah finds Regina Byler to be an understanding friend.

    A near tragic house fire helps bring healing to Sarah. Former hurts are forgotten. Sarah learns to accept a new mother and to work as a hired girl herself.

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  • Samaritans : A Profile


    Most people associate the term “Samaritan” exclusively with the New Testament stories about the Good Samaritan and the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. Very few are aware that a small community of about 750 Samaritans still lives today in Palestine and Israel; they view themselves as the true Israelites, having resided in their birthplace for thousands of years and preserving unchanged the revelation given to Moses in the Torah.

    Reinhard Pummer, one of the world’s foremost experts on Samaritanism, offers in this book a comprehensive introduction to the people identified as Samaritans in both biblical and nonbiblical sources. Besides analyzing the literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources, he examines the Samaritans’ history, their geographical distribution, their version of the Pentateuch, their rituals and customs, and their situation today. There is no better book available on the subject.

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  • Andy


    Andy Maust likes to write poems, and he’s not good at running or wrestling or any of the other activities that Amish boys enjoy. The other boys tease him mercilessly, and then Andy’s dog disappears in a mysterious way. Drifters are roaming the country on trains, looking for work and a hot meal, and Andy begins to imagine running away from his troubles. He decides to catch a train to somewhere-anywhere-where he can be himself. Will Andy find contentment and peace in his new life, or will God call the prodigal home? Ages 10 and up.

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  • Power And Politics In The Book Of Judges


    1. Introduction And Overview
    2. Power And Knowledge
    3. Power And Trust
    4. Power And Honor
    5. Power And Wealth
    6. Conclusions And Reflections

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    Power and Politics in the Book of Judges studies political culture and behavior in premonarchic Israel, focusing on the protagonists in the book of Judges. Although the sixth-century BCE Deuteronomistic editor portrayed them as moral champions and called them “judges,” the original bardic storytellers and the men and women of valor themselves were preoccupied with the problem of gaining and maintaining political power. These “mighty ones” were ambitious, at times ruthless; they might be labeled chiefs, strongmen, or even warlords in today’s world.

    John C. Yoder considers the variety of strategies the men and women of valor used to gain and consolidate their power, including the use of violence, the redistribution of patronage, and the control of the labor and reproductive capacity of subordinates. They relied heavily, however, on other strategies that did not deplete their wealth or require the constant exercise of force: mobilizing and dispensing indigenous knowledge, cultivating a reputation for reliability and honor, and positioning themselves as skillful mediators between the realms of earth and heaven, using their association with YHWH to advance their political, economic, or military agenda.

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  • Reuben : The World Of The Amish People


    Growing up in an Amish home is no protection from peer pressure. Reuben struggles to balance wanting to prove himself to his friends and living up to the expectations of his parents. On a dare, Reuben tries to show how fast his horse can run and trouble erupts. Book #5 in the Ellie’s People series.

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  • People Called Episcopalians (Revised)


    What are we as Episcopalians? This concise booklet explores five main areas of Episcopal life: identity, authority, spirituality, temperament, and polity. A great introduction to the Episcopal way of thinking in readable prose for any newcomer or seeker in the Episcopal Church who may wonder what makes Episcopalians different than Roman Catholics or other protestants.

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  • Galilee In The Late Second Temple And Mishnaic Periods Volume 1


    1. Introduction-David A. Fiensy And James Riley Strange
    2. Galilee And The Historical Jesus In Recent Research-Roland Deines
    3. The Political History In Galilee From The 1st Century Bce To The End Of The 2nd Century Ce-Morten Hrning Jensen
    4. Religious Practices And Religious Movements In Galilee: 100 Bce-200 Ce- Roland Deines
    5. The Ethnicities Of Galilee-Mark Chancey
    6. The Synagogues Of Galilee-Lee I. Levine
    7. Notable Galilean Persons-Scott Caulley
    8. Social Movements In Galilee-Richard Horsley
    9. The Galilean Village In The Late Second Temple And Mishnaic Periods-David A. Fiensy
    10. Household Judaism In Galilee-Andrea Berlin
    11. The Galilean House In The Late Second Temple And Mishnaic Periods-David A. Fiensy
    12. Mortality, Morbidity, And Economics In Jesus’ Galilee-Jonathan Reed
    13. Education/Literacy In Jewish Galilee: Was There Any And At What Level?-John C. Poirier
    14. The Galilean Road System-James F. Strange
    15. Urbanization And Industry In Mishnaic Galilee-Ze’ev Safrai
    16. Never The Two Shall Meet? Urban-Rural Interaction In Lower Galilee-Agnes Choi
    17. Inner Village Life In Galilee: A Diverse And Complex Phenomenon-Sharon Lea Mattila
    18. Debate: Was The Galilean Economy Oppressive Or Prosperous-Doug Oakman And Andrew Overman
    19. Taxation And Other Sources Of Government Income In The Galilee Of Herod And Antipas-Fabian Udoh
    Index Of Primary Sources

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    Drawing on the expertise of archaeologists, historians, biblical scholars, and social-science interpreters who have devoted a significant amount of time and energy in the research of ancient Galilee, this accessible volume includes modern general studies of Galilee and of Galilean history, as well as specialized studies on taxation, ethnicity, religious practices, road systems, trade and markets, education, health, village life, houses, and the urban-rural divide.

    This resource includes a rich selection of images, figures, charts, and maps.

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