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Christ In The Gospels Of The Ordinary Sundays$17.95Add to cart
Father Brown discusses how a Gospel was formed and explains what is distinctive about each of the four Gospels. Then he fits the Sunday readings into an overall picture of each Gospel, showing how the Gospel shapes the narrative, its the theological emphases, and what it says to readers.
Message Of Numbers (Revised)$30.00Add to cart
What does it mean to be pilgrims in a confusing world?
What vision of the good life drives us? In this Bible Speaks Today volume, Raymond Brown explores how the book of Numbers offers a picture of a better life. He shows how its message is eminently suited to our world today, a world without firm spiritual and moral foundations. Numbers pictures life as an accompanied journey, and not a meaningless maze. We see how God provides for the basic needs of life: to be loved, to be free, to be certain. Part of the beloved Bible Speaks Today series, The Message of Numbers offers an insightful, readable exposition of the biblical text and thought-provoking discussion of how its meaning relates to contemporary life. Used by students and teachers around the world, The Bible Speaks Today commentaries are ideal for those studying or preaching the Bible and anyone who wants to delve deeper into the text. This revised edition of a classic volume features lightly updated language, current NIV Scripture quotations, and a new interior design.
Message Of Hebrews (Revised)$25.00Add to cart
The first-century readers of Hebrews were at a critical point.
Many had been exposed to public ridicule, persecution, and imprisonment. Some had already abandoned their commitment to Christ, and others were in danger of compromising or giving up. The letter to the Hebrews brought a profound encouragement and appeal: they must keep their eyes on Christ and remain anchored in the truth. In this Bible Speaks Today volume, Raymond Brown guides readers passage by passage through Hebrews, exploring historical background, key themes, and applications for today. While some find Hebrews one of the most puzzling of the New Testament books–with its references to animal sacrifices and ancient Israelite customs–Brown identifies a timeless message that remains strikingly relevant in each generation. As Hebrews celebrates the uniqueness of Christ, it clarifies Christians’ priorities and our only hope for faithful endurance. This revised edition of a classic Bible Speaks Today volume includes updated language and Scripture quotations and a new interior design.
Message Of Nehemiah (Revised)$25.00Add to cart
The book of Nehemiah is about starting over again. Nehemiah, one of Israel’s great leaders, tells firsthand the powerful story of rebuilding ancient Jerusalem’s walls after the exile. In the face of great odds, this rebuilding represented the people’s renewal of faith, their overcoming of national shame, and the reformation of their conduct.
In this volume, Raymond Brown vividly sketches Nehemiah’s historical and social setting and demonstrates the book’s striking relevance for today. He explores the dominant themes of Nehemiah’s doctrine of God, passion for Scripture, experience of prayer, and example of leadership. In describing Nehemiah the man, Brown concludes, He must surely be regarded as one of the most inventive and resilient personalities in the rich tapestry of Old Testament biography.
Part of the beloved Bible Speaks Today series, The Message of Nehemiah offers an insightful, readable exposition of the biblical text and thought-provoking discussion of how its meaning relates to contemporary life. Used by students and teachers around the world, The Bible Speaks Today commentaries are ideal for those studying or preaching the Bible and anyone who wants to delve deeper into the text.
This revised edition of a classic volume features lightly updated language and Scripture quotations with a new interior design.
Message Of Deuteronomy (Revised)$30.00Add to cart
No Old Testament book has exerted a greater influence on the formation of both Jewish and Christian thought and practice than Deuteronomy.
It presents the final message of Moses to the people of Israel, providing foundational theology for the rest of Scripture. When we read Deuteronomy today, we hear Moses address us as a future generation of the covenant people of God. The challenges and needs faced by the Israelites still resonate with believers in every new era. Raymond Brown’s The Message of Deuteronomy guides Christians to hear and appreciate the timeless relevance of this ancient message. Brown’s compilation of historical and biblical background complements his even-handed, insightful commentary while maintaining a readable style. Uncover the choice between blessings and curses, life and death laid out in Deuteronomy. This revised edition of a classic Bible Speaks Today volume features lightly updated language, current NIV Scripture quotations, and a new interior design.
Once And Coming Spirit At Pentecost$16.95Add to cart
Father Brown completes his look at the great seasons of the liturgical year, making the rich insights of modern biblical exegesis conveniently available to all, with this volume for the season from Easter to Pentecost.
During this season the Church reads consecutively from the Acts of the Apostles, recounting the external life of the Church after Pentecost. The accompanying readings from the Gospel according to John portray the internal life of Christian disciples and promise a coming Paraclete to be sent by the Father. Father Brown’s title A Once-and-Coming Spirit signifies these two great biblical sources that he reflects on. He shows how these readings speak to our time as we live out the external history of a visible Church while internally drawing life from Jesus as branches on the vine. His comments offer an opportunity to appreciate the intent of the season after Easter and to prepare ourselves for the intensified gift of the spirit at Pentecost.