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Politics - According to the Bible

Politics - According to the Bible

by Wayne Grudem

A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues. In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and li… Read more…

History of the Christian Church (8 Vols.)

History of the Christian Church (8 Vols.)

by Philip Schaff

Philip Schaff (1819-1893) wrote one of the finest histories of the church available. His eight-volume work published in 1910 covers Christian history from apostolic Christianity to the Swiss Reformation (1648), and incorporates discussion of ideas and ideals throughout the history of the church with the requisite facts and figures for each period of history.… Read more…

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Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs

Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs

by Howard Vos

Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs provides the general reader with the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate information on life in Bible times. Accessible: Written for lay persons rather than professional scholars; designed to be a companion for Bible study. Comprehensive: Considers ten distinct topics… Read more…

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

by D.A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo

An Introduction to the New Testament focuses on "special introduction" that is historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, destination, and so forth. This approach stands in contrast to recent texts that concentrate more on literary form, rhetorical criticism, and historical parallels—topics the authors don’t minimize, b… Read more…

Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity

Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity

by Nancy Pearcey

Does God belong in the public arena of politics, business, law, and education? Or is religion a private matter only-personally comforting but publicly irrelevant? In today's cultural etiquette, it is not considered polite to mix public and private, or sacred and secular. This division is the single most potent force keeping Christianit… Read more…

Bible History of the Old Testament (7 Vols.)

Bible History of the Old Testament (7 Vols.)

by Alfred Edersheim

Alfred Edersheim is a well-known Biblical scholar and a Jewish convert to Christianity. His Bible History of the Old Testament was originally published in seven volumes. This classic work is enriched by Edersheim's deep devotion to the authority of the Scriptures, his ability to make the Scriptures come alive in their ancient context, and his encyclope… Read more…

NIV Application Commentary Ephesians

NIV Application Commentary Ephesians

by Klyne Snodgrass

Ephesians transcends the paradigm of works-based righteousness. Indeed, there is no ladder high enough that we can climb to heaven—only Christ can restore our relationship with God. And he does: we have so much more than forgiveness in Christ. Our lives are constantly being transformed to look more and more like the example set for us by Jesus. The NIV App… Read more…

Ancient Christian Texts - Homilies on Numbers

Ancient Christian Texts - Homilies on Numbers

by Christopher A. Hall

Origen of Alexandria (185-254), one of the most prolific authors of antiquity and arguably the most important and influential pre-Nicene Christian theologian, was a man of deep learning and holiness of life. Regrettably, many of his works are no longer extant, in part due to the condemnation of his ideas by the Fifth Ecumenical Council in 553. The condemnati… Read more…

Ancient Christian Texts - Latin Commentaries on Revelation

Ancient Christian Texts - Latin Commentaries on Revelation

by William Weinrich

Interest in the book of Revelation in the Western tradition is stronger and earlier than that in the East. The earliest full commentary on the Apocalypse is that of Victorinus of Petovium written in the mid to late third century by the earliest exegete to write in Latin. Victorinus interpreted Revelation in millennialist terms, a mode of interpretation alrea… Read more…

NIV Application Commentary Hebrews

NIV Application Commentary Hebrews

by George H. Guthrie

The author of Hebrews writes about a variety of issues including repentance, faith, transformed living, and Jesus as Messiah and high priest. George H. Guthrie (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) writes on the original, theological importance of Hebrews in this book of the NIV Application Commentary, as well as how we can apply that to our mo… Read more…

Ancient Christian Texts - Commentary on Isaiah

Ancient Christian Texts - Commentary on Isaiah

by Joel C. Elowsky

Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 260--ca. 340), one of the early church’s great polymaths, produced significant works as a historian (Ecclesiastical History), geographer (Onomasticon), philologist, exegete (commentaries on the Psalms and Isaiah), apologist (Preparation for and Demonstration of the Gospel) and theologian. His Commentary on Isaiah is one of his maj… Read more…

NIV Application Commentary Daniel

NIV Application Commentary Daniel

by Tremper Longman III

We all come across moments in our lives where we are forced to let go of any semblance of control and place our trust in God. The book of Daniel traces the lives of four dedicated followers of God who continually choose to follow Him despite the culture they’re surrounded by. Their perseverance eventually results in great blessing, both for them and everyo… Read more…


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