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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…

Time Between the Old and New Testament

Time Between the Old and New Testament

by Henry H. Halley

Derived from Halley’s Bible Handbook, a world-renowned, accessible guide to the Bible now in its 25th edition, this digital short sketches the history of the time between the Old and New Testaments. The rise of the Greek and then Roman Empires, the Maccabees, Herod’s Temple, the Sanhedrin—this introduction to a fascinating era not covered in the Bible … Read more…

Lasting Prophetic Legacy

Lasting Prophetic Legacy

by Thomas A Mulhall

Martin Luther King Jr. is widely viewed as an American civil rights leader who applied principled and situational nonviolence in efforts to eradicate racism, poverty, and violence in the United States in the 1950s and 60s. It is too often forgotten that he was also a self-proclaimed world citizen with a global vision, and that he envisioned the advance of gl… 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…

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Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg

A rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him. What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived?Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jes… Read more…

Church History: A Crash Course for the Curious

Church History: A Crash Course for the Curious

by Christopher Catherwood

The history of the Christian church is far more than a dull list of dates. This brief summary will whet your appetite to discover more about the story of Christianity. In this concise, accessible guide, author Christopher Catherwood takes his readers through the history of the faith, educating them about the uniqueness of Christianity fro… 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 Test… Read more…

Biblical Archaeology

Biblical Archaeology

by John H. Sailhamer

When busy people want to know more about the Bible and the Christian faith, the Zondervan Quick-Reference Library offers an instant information alternative. Covering the basics of the faith and Bible knowledge in an easy-to-use format, this series helps new Christians and seasoned believers find answers to their questions about Christianity and the Bible. Th… 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…

Bloody, Brutal, and Barbaric?: Wrestling with Troubling War Texts

Bloody, Brutal, and Barbaric?: Wrestling with Troubling War Texts

by William J. Webb and Gordon K Oeste

2020 Word Guild Awards Shortlist — Biblical Studies 2020 Association of University Presses Design Show — Book, Jacket, and Covers Christians cannot ignore the intersection of religion and violence, whether contemporary or ancient. In our own Scriptures, war texts that appear to approve of … Read more…

How We Got Our Bible

How We Got Our Bible

by W Griffith Thomas

Is the Bible God's Word? Or does it contain God's Word? How much of it is accurate? Can it be trusted? How can one be sure? Who decided which books were to be included? What about the books which were left out? How have archaeological discoveries affected the Bible? These forthright questions—and scores more—are clearly and concisely … Read more…

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Everything You Want to Know about Jesus

Everything You Want to Know about Jesus

by Peter Douglas Downey and Ben James Shaw

Jesus is the most influential person who ever lived. But for many of us, he has ceased to be a real person. We’ve sanitised him with pious jargon, framed him in stained glass, and reduced him to a religious puppet who floats through biblical landscapes dispensing Christian cliches and nice advice. It’s time for a fresh look at the man this book describes… Read more…

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