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America's Religious History
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America's Religious History

by Tom Parks and Thomas S Kidd

In the post-9/11 world, it is not difficult to see how important religion remains in America and around the globe. An older generation of scholars expected that America and the rest of the Western world was headed inexorably toward secularization and the end of religion. America is undoubtedly secular in many ways, and our constitutional order requires a cle… Read more…

Never Trust a Leader Without a Limp
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Never Trust a Leader Without a Limp

by Tom Parks, Glenn Schroder and Cris Dukehart

A Unique Life, a Gifted Calling, a Lasting LegacyJohn Wimber is not only revered as the founder of the Vineyard movement but is renowned for his unique ability to capture truth in pithy little phrases. This inspirational collection of memorable remarks, each placed in its historical context, offers astute observations on essential principles while also captu… Read more…

Blue Parakeet
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Blue Parakeet

by Scot McKnight, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

Why Can’t I Just Be a Christian?”Parakeets make delightful pets. We cage them or clip their wings to keep them where we want them. Scot McKnight contends that many, conservatives and liberals alike, attempt the same thing with the Bible. We all try to tame it.McKnight’s The Blue Parakeet has emerged at the perfect time to cool the flames of a world … Read more…

Grace Disguised
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Grace Disguised

by Jerry L. Sittser, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

With vulnerability and honesty, Jerry Sittser walks through his own grief and loss to show that new life is possible - one marked by spiritual depth, joy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation of simple blessings.Loss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser. In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his y… Read more…

When Parenting Isn't Perfect
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When Parenting Isn't Perfect

by Jim Daly, Paul Asay, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

Perfection is the enemy of parenting. Jim Daly sees and hears from mothers and fathers trying hard to pursue perfection. They listen to the best experts and read all the right books. When someone gives them a “World’s Best Mom” or “No. 1 Dad” coffee mug, they want it to be true. And they want their children to pursue perfection,… Read more…

Blue Parakeet, 2nd Edition
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Blue Parakeet, 2nd Edition

by Scot McKnight and Tom Parks

Parakeets make delightful pets. We cage them or clip their wings to keep them where we want them. Scot McKnight contends that many, conservatives and liberals alike, attempt the same thing with the Bible. We all try to tame it. McKnight's The Blue Parakeet calls Christians to stop taming the Bible and to let it speak anew to our heart.McKnight … Read more…

One.Life
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One.Life

by Scot McKnight, Gabe Lyons, Gabe Lyons, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

What is the “Christian life” all about?Studying the Bible, attending church, cultivating a prayer life, witnessing to others—those are all good. But is that really what Jesus has in mind?The answer, says Scot McKnight in One.Life, lies in Jesus’ words, “Follow me.”What does it look like to follow Jesus, and how will doing so change the way we liv… Read more…

Hell Under Fire
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Hell Under Fire

by Christopher W. Morgan, Robert A. Peterson, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

Of all the teachings of Christianity, the doctrine of hell is easily the most troubling, so much so that in recent years the church has been quietly tucking it away. Rarely mentioned anymore in the pulpit, it has faded through disuse among evangelicals and been attacked by liberal theologians. Hell is no longer only the target of those outside the church. To… Read more…

Faith and Culture
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Faith and Culture

by Kelly Monroe Kullberg, Lael Arrington, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

For those who want to love God with their hearts and minds, editors Kelly Monroe Kullberg and Lael Arrington weave together both inspiration and illumination throughout this collection of daily readings. Faith and Culture: A Guide to a Culture Shaped by Faith translates the ideas of today’s Christian thought leaders, delivering them in accessible portions … Read more…

Multiplication Effect
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Multiplication Effect

by Tom Parks and Mac Lake

Do you wish you had more qualified, committed, and mission-oriented leaders in your church to share the ministry workload? Do you have a passion for cultivating the God-given leadership gifts in others? Most pastors say that the need to identify and develop leaders is critical to the health and growth of their church, yet most churches do not have an intenti… Read more…

Kierkegaard
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Kierkegaard

by Stephen Backhouse, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

Discover a new understanding of Kierkegaard’s thought and his life, a story filled with romance, betrayal, humor, and riots.Kierkegaard, like Einstein and Freud, is one of those geniuses whose ideas permeate the culture and shape our world even when relatively few people have read their works. That lack of familiarity with the real Kierkegaard is about… Read more…

Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism
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Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism

by Collin Hansen, Roger E. Olson, Andrew David Naselli, Mohler Jr., Stackhouse Jr., Tom Parks, Tom Parks and Kevin Bauder

Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism compares and contrasts four distinct positions on the current fundamentalist-evangelical spectrum in light of the history of American fundamentalism and evangelicalism.The contributors each state their case for one of four views on the spectrum of evangelicalism:-Kevin T. Bauder: Fundamentalism-R. Albert Mohler Jr… Read more…


(Number of titles: 78)