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The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values

The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values

by Nick Spencer

What has Christianity ever done for us? A lot more than you might think, as Nick Spencer reveals in this fresh exploration of our cultural origins.Looking at the big ideas that characterize the West, such as human dignity, the rule of law, human rights, science, and even, paradoxically, atheism and … Read more…

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg

A rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him. What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived?Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jes… Read more…

Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear

Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear

by James K. A. Smith and Matthew Kaemingk

An alternative, uniquely Christian response to the growing global challenges of deep religious differenceIn the last fifty years, millions of Muslims have migrated to Europe and North America. Their arrival has ignited a series of fierce public debates on both sides of the Atlantic about religious freedom and tolerance, terrorism and security, gender and rac… Read more…

Movement Makes Us Human

Movement Makes Us Human

by Joanna Shenk

How is it that the person who created and defined the field of Black Studies and drafted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's prophetic Beyond Vietnam speech needs an introduction, even in movement circles today? In this provocative and poignant interview, Dr. Vincent Harding reflects on the communities that shaped his early life, compelled him to join movements … Read more…

A History of Israel: From the Bronze Age through the Jewish Wars

A History of Israel: From the Bronze Age through the Jewish Wars

by Paul D. Wegner and Kaiser Jr.

This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of ancient Israel—from the creation account to setting the stage for the New Testament era. This edition has been thoroughly revised, but maintains its focus on Old Testament texts as well as ancient Near Eastern literary and archeological sources to highlight the important modern controv… Read more…

This Dangerous Book
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This Dangerous Book

by Rick Warren, Bill High, Steve Green, Jackie Green, Henry Arnold and Clifton Harris

Narrated by Rick Warren, Henry Arnold and Clifton Harris

From Steve and Jackie Green, founders and curators of the Museum of the Bible--a fascinating exploration of the history, authenticity, and power of the Bible, the book that has changed people and nations throughout the centuries.It is the top selling book in history. It brings social upheaval, international arguments, and political controversy. It has been u… Read more…

Amazing Grace of Quantum Physics

Amazing Grace of Quantum Physics

by Dillard W Faries

Science and faith have had a long intertwined history. The relationship has run the gamut from a total disconnect to an adversarial battleground where proponents of each claim total victory. However, if God created the physical world and remains active in the physical world, we cannot ignore the interaction nor can we assume or expect a world of conflict. Wh… Read more…

Renounce, Resist, Rejoice

Renounce, Resist, Rejoice

by Michael Coffey

The election of Donald Trump as the forty-fifth president of the United States was a watershed moment in American history. In this book, Michael Coffey reflects on major social and religious issues leading up to and following the election. Coffey addresses the political issues of the day, not from a partisan position but from the question of what it means to… Read more…

The World David Knew: Connecting the Vast Ancient World to Israel's Great King
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The World David Knew: Connecting the Vast Ancient World to Israel's Great King

by Randy Southern and Leonard Greenspoon

Narrated by Greenspoon, Leonard

The World David Knew will reveal to readers how the story of David fits into major events in the world of his time. The profound contrast between story and facts will take the reader on an intriguing and thought-provoking journey into the compelling challenges of David's life as a shepherd boy turned king and the powerful faith of one of the Bible&#… Read more…

Church History 101: The Highlights of Twenty Centuries
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Church History 101: The Highlights of Twenty Centuries

by Michael A. G. Haykin, Sinclair B. Ferguson and Joel R. Beeke

Narrated by Ferguson, Sinclair B.

Church history is important because it shows us how God's faithful dealings with His people in the Bible continue in the ongoing life and work of Christ in our world. If you have ever wished for a short book highlighting church history's most important events that will enlighten your mind and peak your interest, this is the one you ve been waiting fo… Read more…

American Holy Days

American Holy Days

by Boardman W Kathan

In times of stress and conflict the celebration of patriotic holidays can bring us together. These ten chapters examine the traditional national holidays of the United States of America--plus Flag Day and Constitution Day--by presenting the persons and events they commemorate, which have shaped American history and identity. In addition, Lincoln's birthd… Read more…

A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem

A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem

by Ben WitheringtonIII

It's AD 70. And amidst smoke, clamor, and terror, Jerusalem is falling to the Romans, its temple being destroyed. As Jews and Christians try to escape the city, we travel with some of them through an imagined week of flight and faith. A scribe makes his way into Galilee in search of records of Jesus' life and teachings. A company of women, responding… Read more…

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