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Mysteries of the Messiah

Mysteries of the Messiah

by Rabbi Jason Sobel

Are you settling for half the story? Highlighting connections that have been hidden from non-Jewish eyes, Rabbi Jason Sobel will connect the dots between the Old and New Testament, helping you see the Bible with clarity as God intended.Most people—even people of faith—do not understand how the Bible fits together. Too many Christians accept half … Read more…

The Characters of Easter: The Villains, Heroes, Cowards, and Crooks Who Witnessed History's Biggest  Miracle

The Characters of Easter: The Villains, Heroes, Cowards, and Crooks Who Witnessed History's Biggest Miracle

by Daniel Darling

Meet the unlikely people who witnessed history’s greatest event.At Easter, the Son of God took on the world’s sin and defeated the devil, death, and grave. How is it, then, that history’s most glorious moment is surrounded by fearful fishermen, despised tax collectors, marginalized women, feeble politicians, and traitorous friends?In Th… Read more…

Adulting for Jesus: A Book about Purpose, Trusting God, and (Obviously) Burritos

Adulting for Jesus: A Book about Purpose, Trusting God, and (Obviously) Burritos

by Kristin Weber

Is adulthood a curse? What should I do with all these participation trophies? As young adults try to figure things out and answer deep, soul-heavy questions, they’re given flak for living in “extended adolescence.” In a world that insists we can (and should) have it all, Adulting for Jesus uses humor to offer topical advice and encouragemen… Read more…

Sanctuary: Being Christian in the Wake of Trump

Sanctuary: Being Christian in the Wake of Trump

by Heidi Neumark

“Through the pages of this book, I invite you into various spaces of sanctuary—not as places of retreat, but for the deepened resistance, vision, and transformation that these days, and the gospel, require.” Throughout her nearly forty years in ministry, Heidi Neumark has strived to make communities of faith into sanctuaries amid the t… Read more…

Has Archaeology Buried the Bible?

Has Archaeology Buried the Bible?

by William G. Dever

Bringing the Bible and ancient Israel into a new and brighter lightIn the last twenty years, archaeological evidence has dramatically illuminated ancient Israel, particularly its religion. However, instead of proving the truth of the Bible, as an earlier generation had confidently predicted, the new discoveries have forced us to revise much of what was thoug… Read more…

Bioethics: A Primer for Christians

Bioethics: A Primer for Christians

by Gilbert Meilaender

Amid continuing advances in medical research and treatment, Gilbert Meilaender’s Bioethics has long provided thoughtful guidance on many of society’s most difficult moral problems—including abortion, assisted reproduction, genetic experimentation, euthanasia, and much more. In this fourth edition, Meilaender updates much of the da… Read more…

"Let the Monster Perish": The Historic Address to Congress of Henry Highland Garnet

"Let the Monster Perish": The Historic Address to Congress of Henry Highland Garnet

by Henry Highland Garnet

"In a time of division, we can have no better prophetic voice to frame today's discussions of justice and freedom than a one-legged fugitive slave who came to a Capitol without a Dome to tell how the Constitution could be made more perfect, in the name of God."—from a letter sent by the President of the Presbyterian Historical Society to the Pr… Read more…

The Other Side of the Wall: A Palestinian Christian Narrative of Lament and Hope

The Other Side of the Wall: A Palestinian Christian Narrative of Lament and Hope

by Munther Isaac

Christians have lived in Palestine since the earliest days of the Jesus movement. The Palestinian church predates Islam. Yet Palestinian Christians find themselves marginalized and ostracized. In the heated tensions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the voices of Palestinian Christians are often unheard and ignored. This book provides an opportunity t… Read more…

Two Men from Babylon

Two Men from Babylon

by Wallace Henley

What roles do King Nebuchadnezzar, ruler of ancient Babylon, and Donald J. Trump, 45th president of the United States, play in God furthering His kingdom? In Two Men from Babylon, Wallace Henley brings into perspective how God uses unlikely leaders to bring about His plans and purpose. Here is a masterfully constructed book that tears the camouflage off our … Read more…

Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict

Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict

by Marilyn McEntyre

What can we learn from contemporary writers about keeping public conversation compassionate, vigorous, faithful, and life-giving?Those who want to avoid simplistic partisan rhetoric and use words in a challenging, spirited way need practical strategies. This book offers a range of them. Drawing upon the work of exemplary contemporary writers, Speak… Read more…

They Were Soldiers

They Were Soldiers

by Joseph L Galloway and Marvin J Wolf

They Were Soldiers showcases the inspiring true stories of 49 Vietnam veterans who returned home from the "lost war" to enrich America's present and future.  In this groundbreaking new book, Joseph L. Galloway, distinguished war correspondent and New York Times bestselling author of We Were S… Read more…

The Ancient Mediterranean Social World: A Sourcebook

The Ancient Mediterranean Social World: A Sourcebook

by Zeba A Crook

What was the ancient world like? Ancient sources tell us a great deal about the cultural patterns and values that prevailed in the Mediterranean of the biblical periods:how they constructed identityhow they exercised control over groups, space, gender, and dresshow they thought of friendshiphow they participated in social and economic exchangehow ritual func… Read more…


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