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Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence

Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence

by Craig A. Evans

In this provocative work, world-renowned scholar Craig A. Evans presents the most important archaeological discoveries that shed light on the world of Jesus of Nazareth. Evans takes on many sensational claims that have been proposed in recent books and peddled in the media, and uses actual archaeological findings to uncover the truth about several key pieces… Read more…

A History of Israel: From the Bronze Age through the Jewish Wars

A History of Israel: From the Bronze Age through the Jewish Wars

by Paul D. Wegner and Kaiser Jr.

This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of ancient Israel—from the creation account to setting the stage for the New Testament era. This edition has been thoroughly revised, but maintains its focus on Old Testament texts as well as ancient Near Eastern literary and archeological sources to highlight the important modern controv… Read more…

From God To Us Revised and Expanded How We Got Our Bible

From God To Us Revised and Expanded How We Got Our Bible

by Norman L. Geisler and William E. Nix

Where did the Bible come from? How do we know the right books are in the Bible? Does the Bible contain errors? What are the oldest copies we have of the Bible? How do we know that the Bible hasn't been changed over the years? Why are there so many translations of the Bible, and which one should I use? These are just some of the important questions ab… Read more…

Illustrated Introduction to the Bible

Illustrated Introduction to the Bible

by Henry H. Halley

Derived from Halley’s Bible Handbook, a world-renowned, accessible guide to the Bible now in its twenty-fifth edition, this digital short explains simply and clearly how the Bible was written and what it is about. Readers looking for a basic introduction to the Bible or wanting a tool to teach others about it will find An Illustrated Introduction to t… Read more…

Relic Quest
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Relic Quest

by Robert Cornuke

Narrated by Cornuke, Robert

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…

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…

Modern Art and the Life of a Culture: The Religious Impulses of Modernism

Modern Art and the Life of a Culture: The Religious Impulses of Modernism

by William A. Dyrness and Jonathan A Anderson

Christianity Today's 2017 Book of the Year Award of Merit - Culture and the Arts For many Christians, engaging with modern art raises several questions: Is the Christian faith at odds with modern art? Does modernism contain religious themes? What is the place of Christian artists in the landscape of modern… Read more…

Restoring At-Risk Communities: Doing It Together and Doing It Right

Restoring At-Risk Communities: Doing It Together and Doing It Right

by John M. Perkins

This comprehensive handbook to urban ministry introduces and shows how to implement a Christian community development program.… Read more…

Scars Across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women

Scars Across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women

by Elaine Storkey

Christianity Today 2019 Book of the Year Award, Politics and Public Life Across the globe, acts of violence against women produce more deaths, disability, and mutilation than cancer, malaria, and traffic accidents combined. The truth is that violence on such a scale could not exist were it not structured i… Read more…

Dude Abides

Dude Abides

by Cathleen Falsani and Secher Allen

Fans of the eccentric and edgy films of the Coen brothers know there's more going on in their films than meets the eye. Award-winning author and columnist Cathleen Falsani is the perfect guide for Coen fans, inviting them to take a deeper look at the popular films, from their debut Blood Simple to the recent Burn After Reading and all the strange and won… 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…

Kingdom Ethics, 2nd ed.: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context

Kingdom Ethics, 2nd ed.: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context

by David P. Gushee and Glen H. Stassen

"Kingdom Ethics is arguably the most significant and comprehensive Christian ethics textbook of our time.” — Michelle A. Clifton-Soderstrom, North Park Theological SeminaryChristian churches across the spectrum, and Christian ethics as an academic discipline, are often guilty of evading what Jesus actually said about moral life, focusing… Read more…


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