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Did America Have a Christian Founding?

Did America Have a Christian Founding?

by Mark David Hall

A distinguished professor debunks the assertion that America's Founders were deists who desired the strict separation of church and state and instead shows that their political ideas were profoundly influenced by their Christian convictions.In 2010, David Mark Hall gave a lecture at the Heritage Foundation entitled "Did America Have a Christian Found… 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 expertise as a m… Read more…

This Dangerous Book
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This Dangerous Book

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

When Worlds Collide
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When Worlds Collide

by R. C. Sproul

In the course of history, tragedies occur, and we ask why. In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul explains why the Christian worldview is unique. In addressing the character of God, Dr. Sproul explores how God has providentially worked throughout history.… Read more…

Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament

Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament

by J. Julius ScottJr.

This survey of intertestamental Judaism illuminates the customs and controversies that provide essential background for understanding the New Testament. Scott opens a door into the Jewish world and literature leading up to the development of Christianity. He also offers an accessible overview of the data through helpful charts, maps, and diagrams incorporate… 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…

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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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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

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…

America: The Last Best Hope (One-Volume Edition)

America: The Last Best Hope (One-Volume Edition)

by William J. Bennett

A single-volume edition of William J. Bennett's bestselling series, thoroughly revised and updated. "The role of history is to inform, inspire, and sometimes provoke us, which is why Bill Bennett's wonderfully readable book is so important." --Walter IsaacsonA decade ago, William J. Bennett published a magisterial three-volume accou… 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…

This Beautiful Book
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This Beautiful Book

by Steve Green and Henry Arnold

In This Beautiful Book, Steve Green - founder of The Museum of the Bible - highlights life-changing themes woven through the mosaic of the Bible's various stories, reveals a new way to engage Scripture as a whole, and inspires deep appreciation for the Bible's connection to your life.The most popular and culture-shaping text in the world, t… Read more…

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Kregel Guide to Church History

Kregel Guide to Church History

by John D. Hannah

The Kregel Guide to Church History by John Hannah provides an excellent overview to church history, beginning with the early church in AD 33 and ending with the postmodern church in the present day. It covers the main periods of church history in the following chapters: 1. The Early Church (AD 33-500) 2.&… Read more…


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