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Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity Unlocking New Testament Culture

Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity Unlocking New Testament Culture

by David A. deSilva

Contemporary Western readers may find it surprising that honor and shame, patronage and reciprocity, kinship and family, and purity and pollution offer us keys to interpreting the New Testament. But as recent scholarship has proposed and as David deSilva demonstrates, paying attention to these cultural themes opens our eyes and ears to new discoveries and de… Read more…

America's Christian History - Sample

America's Christian History - Sample

by Dr. H. Wayne House

This product is a free sample that introduces America's Christian History explored fully in the premium title America's Christian History. One can say without fear of credible contradiction that the overwhelming majority of the founders attended or belonged to Christian churches, and embraced the Bible as the revelation of God. … Read more…

The Canon Debate

The Canon Debate

by Lee Martin McDonald and James A. Sanders

What does it mean to speak of a "canon" of scripture? How, when, and where did the canon of the Hebrew Bible come into existence? Why does it have three divisions? What canon was in use among the Jews of the Hellenistic diaspora? At Qumran? In Roman Palestine? Among the rabbis? What Bible did Jesus and his disciples know and use? How was the New Te… Read more…

Discovering Biblical Equality Complementarity Without Hierarchy

Discovering Biblical Equality Complementarity Without Hierarchy

by Gordon D. Fee, Ronald W. Pierce and Rebecca Merrill Groothuis

Discussions surrounding the roles of men and women--whether in the church, the home or society at large--never seem to end, often generating more heat than light. Such debate is still important, though, because this issue directly affects every member of Christ's body. What we believe the Bible teaches on these matters shapes nearly all we do in the chur… Read more…

America's Christian History

America's Christian History

by Dr. H. Wayne House

One can say without fear of credible contradiction that the overwhelming majority of the founders attended or belonged to Christian churches, and embraced the Bible as the revelation of God. The overwhelming majority of the signers were orthodox Christians. A majority of them were seminary graduates, and at least three of them w… Read more…

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…

Search for the Twelve Apostles

Search for the Twelve Apostles

by William Steuart McBirnie

Simon Peter, Andrew, James the son of Zebedee, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Jude, Simon, Judas, and Matthias—what happened to the men who answered Jesus' call to follow him? What impact did they have on the world? Where did they go and what did they do after Jesus' resurrection and ascension? In these fasci… Read more…

Relic Quest
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Relic Quest

by Robert Cornuke

Dangerous expeditions . . . intriguing encounters . . . exotic...locations . . . near brushes with death. Meet RobertCornuke: explorer, adventurer, real-life Indiana Jones. For two decades, his passion for discovering the stories behind the Bible's greatest mysteries has led him to such places as Saudi Arabia in search of the real Mount Sinai and Israel,… 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…

Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice

Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice

by Marvin J. Newell and Patrick Fung

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is a crosscultural book. Scripture is full of narratives of God's people crossing cultures in pursuit of God's mission. Biblical texts shed light on mission dynamics: Sarah and Hagar functioning in an honor-shame culture, Moses as a multicultural leader, Ruth as a crosscultural conversion, David and Uriah illustr… 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…


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