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Letters To Early Churches$27.99Add to cart
See how the earliest Christians lived out their story.
As Christianity grew, Christians sought to support unity, communication, pastoral care, and teaching through letter writing. Some books, like 2 John, largely follow predictable letter writing patterns. Others like the Book of Revelation or Hebrews draw on other written genres. But in each case, authors wrote in response to the specific concerns and needs of their first-century audience. Volume 5 of the Transforming Word Series offers probing insight into the first century and its world, showing how you can apply this important portion of God’s Word to your daily life.
Jesus And The Church$27.99Add to cart
The life and work of Jesus Christ must not be overlooked.
Born under Roman occupation, Jesus lived his entire life without writing anything down. His earliest followers, the Christians that were shaped by his life and teachings, carefully recorded his words as good news. They also experienced his resurrection and believed that he had entrusted them with a mission to transform the world.
Use Volume 4 of the Transforming Word Series to explore the first five books of the New Testament. Guided by the best of recent scholarship, you can better understand Jesus’s teachings, his call to discipleship, and the nature of the early church.
Jesus King Of Strangers$23.99Add to cart
Recovering the church’s native language for migrantsNationalistic tribalism is on the rise around the world. How we treat strangers (foreigners, immigrants, migrants) is a prominent political, economic, and religious issue. Drawing on his personal experiences and expertise as a biblical scholar, Mark Hamilton argues that Scripture describes God’s people as strangers who are called to show grace and hospitality to others.The church has often identified itself as a community of strangers. This was the story of the church during much of its early history. In many parts of the world, it still is. In a world in which 240 million persons are voluntary immigrants and another 60 to 70 million are refugees, the urgency of the church’s recovery of its native language on immigration remains vital. Jesus, King of Strangers examines the Bible’s key ideas about human movement and the relationship between migrants and their hosts. Hamilton argues that reclaiming the biblical language will free the church from hypernationalism and fear-driven demagoguery.