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Know How We Got Our Bible
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Know How We Got Our Bible

by Justin S. Holcomb, Charles E. Hill, Ryan Matthew Reeves, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

The easy accessibility of the Bible in most of the world's major languages can obscure a dramatic and sometimes unexpected story. In Know How We Got Our Bible, scholars Ryan Reeves and Charles Hill trace the history of the Bible from its beginnings to the present day, highlighting key figures and demonstrating overall the reliability of Scripture.Reeves … Read more…

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Son of Hamas

Son of Hamas

by Mosab Hassan, Mosab Hassan Yousef and Ron Brackin

Son of Hamas is now available with an all-new chapter about events since the book’s release such as the revelation of Mosab’s Israeli intelligence handler’s true identity, and Homeland Security’s effort to deport the author.Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Shei… Read more…

Bringing the Word to Life: Engaging the New Testament through Performing It

Bringing the Word to Life: Engaging the New Testament through Performing It

by Richard Ward and David Trobisch

The New Testament books were written to be read aloud. The original audiences of these texts would have been unfamiliar with our current practice of reading silently and processing with our eyes rather than our ears, so we can learn much about the New Testament through performing it ourselves. Richard Ward and David Trobisch are here to help. Bringing the Wo… Read more…

Old Testament History

Old Testament History

by John H. Sailhamer

When busy people want to know more about the Bible and the Christian faith, the Zondervan Quick-Reference Library offers an instant information alternative. Covering the basics of the faith and Bible knowledge in an easy-to-use format, this series helps new Christians and seasoned believers find answers to their questions about Christianity and the Bible. Th… Read more…

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Bible, the Bullet, and the Ballot

Bible, the Bullet, and the Ballot

by Fabulous Moyo

This book provides a balanced account of the role of Christians, Christian organizations, and churches in sociopolitical transformation over the bedrock of colonial and nationalist politics in the past century in Zimbabwe. The work explores the broader social and political impact of prominent African Christian clergy who were sociopolitical activists such as… Read more…

The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus

The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus

by Michael F. Bird

Balanced, comprehensive survey of the critical questions involved in studying the four Gospels In this book, through a distinctive evangelical and critical approach, Michael Bird explores the historical development of the four canonical Gospels. He shows how the memories and faith of the earliest believers formed the Gospel accounts of Jesus that got written… Read more…

Bible and the Land

Bible and the Land

by Gary M. Burge

As the early church moved away from the original cultural setting of the Bible and found its home in the west, Christians lost touch with the ancient world of the Bible. Cultural habits, the particulars of landscape, even the biblical languages soon were unknown. And the cost was enormous: Christians began reading the Bible as foreigners and missing the orig… Read more…

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Picking Fights with the Gods

Picking Fights with the Gods

by Paul Gilk

The common understanding of "apocalypse" suggests End Times, Armageddon, and the end of the world. But the Greek word apokalypsis means none of these things. What it does mean is uncovering, disclosing, and revelatory.… Read more…

A Week in the Life of Corinth

A Week in the Life of Corinth

by Ben WitheringtonIII

Ben Witherington III attempts to reenchant our reading of Paul in this creative reconstruction of ancient Corinth. Following a fictitious Corinthian man named Nicanor through an eventful week of business dealings and conflict, you will encounter life at various levels of Roman society--eventually meeting Paul himself and gaining entrance into the Christian c… Read more…

A Cultural Handbook to the Bible

A Cultural Handbook to the Bible

by John J. Pilch

The task of interpreting the Bible — which was written by and to people living in very different cultural contexts from contemporary Western society — can seem monumental. The opposite is also true: people can easily forget that studying the Bible is a type of cross-cultural encounter, instead reading their own cultural assumptions into biblical … Read more…

Food and Everyday Life in Bible Times

Food and Everyday Life in Bible Times

by John A. Beck

Derived from the Zondervan Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, this digital short contains dozens of illustrated entries on aspects of everyday life in Bible times—covering everything from food and housing to tools and transportation. Useful for better understanding the cultural context of Scripture passages and fascinating in its own right, this handy referen… Read more…

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Monastic Prisons and Torture Chambers

Monastic Prisons and Torture Chambers

by Ulrich L Lehner

Following the Council of Trent (1545-1563), Catholic religious orders underwent substantial reform. Nevertheless, on occasion monks and nuns had to be disciplined and--if they had committed a crime--punished. Consequently, many religious orders relied on sophisticated criminal law traditions that included torture, physical punishment, and prison sentences. U… Read more…


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