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Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes Cultural Studies in 1 Corinthians

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes Cultural Studies in 1 Corinthians

by Kenneth E. Bailey

Paul was a Hebrew of the Hebrews, steeped in the learning of his people. But he was also a Roman citizen who widely traveled the Mediterranean basin, and was very knowledgeable of the dominant Greek and Roman culture of his day. These two mighty rivers of influence converge in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. With razor-sharp at… Read more…

Daniel: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Daniel: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

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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Ancient Christian Texts - Incomplete Commentary on Matthew (Opus Imperfectum) Volume 2

Ancient Christian Texts - Incomplete Commentary on Matthew (Opus Imperfectum) Volume 2

by Thomas C. Oden

In the translator's introduction to this volume, James Kellerman relates the following story: As Thomas Aquinas was approaching Paris, a fellow traveler pointed out the lovely buildings gracing that city. Aquinas was impressed, to be sure, but he sighed and stated that he would rather have the complete Incomplete Commentary on Matthew … Read more…

Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate

Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate

by Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton

"The flood continued forty days on the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth . . . and the ark floated on the face of the waters" (Gen 6:17-18 NRSV). In modern times the Genesis flood account has been probed and analyzed for answers to scientific, apologetic, and historical questions… Read more…

Ezekiel: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Ezekiel: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Iain M. Duguid

Ezekiel is one of the stranger books of the Bible. This book contains content ranging from a litany of prophetic judgments to a vision of a valley floor of old bones being raised to life by God. It can be difficult to look at this variety and see how the book can be relevant. But Ezekiel also emphasizes personal responsibility in one’s walk with God. God … Read more…

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Ancient Christian Texts - Commentary on the Gospel of John

Ancient Christian Texts - Commentary on the Gospel of John

by Joel C. Elowsky

Theodore of Mopsuestia, born in Antioch (c. 350) and a disciple of Diodore of Tarsus, serves as one of the most important exemplars of Antiochene exegesis of his generation. Committed to literal, linguistic, grammatical and historical interpretation, he eschewed allegorical explanations that could not be supported from the text, though he was not averse to t… Read more…

The Value of Learning History

The Value of Learning History

by John Piper

The book of Jude includes numerous references to Jewish history (Balaam, Cain, and Korah's rebellion), references Jude believed made all the more powerful his warnings against internal enemies of the church. "The Value of Learning History," an article from pastor John Piper, illuminates, using Jude as a context, the importance for each… Read more…

How Should We Then Live? (L'Abri 50th Anniversary Edition): The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture

How Should We Then Live? (L'Abri 50th Anniversary Edition): The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture

by Francis A. Schaeffer and Lane T. Dennis

As one of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the twentieth century, Francis Schaeffer long pondered the fate of declining Western culture. In this brilliant book he analyzed the reasons for modern society's state of affairs and presented the only viable alternative: living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God's revelation, and total affirmatio… Read more…

Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible

Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible

by Douglas Connelly

What was unearthed in Solomon’s great cities? Where did archaeologists learn about the great flood? How do these discoveries reveal secrets about King Herod? The events of the Bible may have happened long ago and far away, but they happened to real people living in real places. Modern archaeologists have made stunning finds over the past century or so that… Read more…

Know How We Got Our Bible

Know How We Got Our Bible

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

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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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…

The Mirage of Peace: Why the Conflict in the Middle East Never Ends
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The Mirage of Peace: Why the Conflict in the Middle East Never Ends

by David Aikman

Narrated by Aikman, David

Former TIME Magazine Jerusalem bureau chief David Aikman takes a sober, balanced look at the Middle East, bringing a journalist's mind and a believer's heart to his examination of religion aflame. In this timely and informed exploration of current Mid-East issues that goes beyond headlines and sound bites, Aikman fills in the blanks for thoughtful Ch… Read more…


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