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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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Old Testament Law for Christians: Original Context and Enduring Application

Old Testament Law for Christians: Original Context and Enduring Application

by Roy E Gane

The Old Testament law is foundational for our understanding of the Bible, but for many it remains some of the Old Testament's most foreign and exotic material. This book by a leading evangelical expert in biblical law helps readers understand Old Testament law, how it functioned in the Old Testament, and how it is (and is not) instructive for contemporar… Read more…

Migrants and Citizens: Justice and Responsibility in the Ethics of Immigration

Migrants and Citizens: Justice and Responsibility in the Ethics of Immigration

by Tisha M Rajendra

In all the noisy rhetoric currently surrounding immigration, one important question is rarely asked: What ethical responsibilities do immigrants and citizens have to each other? In this book Tisha Rajendra reframes the confused and often heated debate over immigration around the world, proposes a new definition of justice based on responsibility to relations… Read more…

As Southern As It Gets

As Southern As It Gets

by H. Jackson Brown

Life Is Sweet in the SouthFull of small towns and sparkling cities, this welcoming area invites all who visit to put your feet up, have a glass of ice tea in a mason jar and reminisce on some of the most wonderful things in the South. Written by true Southern gentleman H. Jackson Brown Jr., As Southern As It Gets is a charming book of lists—a celebrati… Read more…

One Man and One Woman: Marriage and Same-Sex Relations
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One Man and One Woman: Marriage and Same-Sex Relations

by Joel R. Beeke and Paul Smalley

Narrated by Beeke, Joel R.

What does the Bible teach about sexual relationships between people of the same sex? Does true love require that we accept all forms of sexual expression? No, real love does not rejoice in sin, but rejoices in the truth. In the Bible, God reveals that He created gender, sex, and marriage, and we may not alter them at our will. Through His laws and works in h… Read more…

Meet Martin Luther: A Sketch of the Reformer's Life
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Meet Martin Luther: A Sketch of the Reformer's Life

by Anthony T Selvaggio

Narrated by Selvaggio, Anthony T

Martin Luther (1483-1546) contributed so much to the development of Western civilization that it is not overstatement to declare that he changed the world as he set the Protestant Reformation in motion five hundred years ago. In this brief sketch, you will learn about the exciting historical facts and fascinating events surrounding this Reformer's influe… Read more…

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels

by Kenneth E. Bailey

Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationships with women, and especially Jesus' parables. Through it all, Bailey employs his trademark e… Read more…

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Cynic and the Fool

Cynic and the Fool

by Tad DeLay

The questioning of religion is the beginning of a flood, one that cannot be contained and will soon drown every theological, political, economic, and cultural orthodoxy that pledged its allegiance to a sinking cause. We are in just such an era of revolt, and those with eyes to see are learning to interrogate motives. When we are told of an idea that cannot p… Read more…

Reformation Women: Sixteenth-Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity's Rebirth
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Reformation Women: Sixteenth-Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity's Rebirth

by Rebecca VanDoodewaard

Narrated by VanDoodewaard, Rebecca

Women are an essential element in church history. Just as Deborah, Esther, and the New Testament Marys helped shape Bible history, so the women of the Reformed church have helped to make its history great.In Reformation Women, Rebecca Vandoodewaard introduces readers to twelve sixteenth-century women who are not as well known today as contemporaries like Kat… Read more…

Beautiful Light: Religious Meaning in Film

Beautiful Light: Religious Meaning in Film

by Roy M Anker

Though "religious" films usually don't get much respect in Hollywood, religion still regularly finds its way into the movies. In Beautiful Light Roy Anker seeks out the often unnoticed connections between film and religion and shows how even films that aren't overtly religious or Christian in their content can be filled with deep re… Read more…

Always with Us?: What Jesus Really Said about the Poor

Always with Us?: What Jesus Really Said about the Poor

by Liz Theoharis and William Barber

A strong theological call for ending the abomination of systemic poverty Jesus's words "the poor you will always have with you" (Matthew 26:11) are regularly used to suggest that ending poverty is impossible, that poverty is a result of moral failures, and that the poor themselves have no role in changing their situation. In this book Liz Theohar… Read more…


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