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Walk Humbly: Encouragements for Living, Working, and Being

Walk Humbly: Encouragements for Living, Working, and Being

by Samuel Wells

Max Ehrmann’s prose poem “Desiderata,” with its direct instructions —“go placidly,” “enjoy your achievements,” and others— has inspired millions of readers.In the spirit of Ehrmann’s “Desiderata,” world-renowned ethicist, theologian, and preacher Samuel Wells offers eight encourage­m… Read more…

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Consider the Women: A Provocative Guide to Three Matriarchs of the Bible

Consider the Women: A Provocative Guide to Three Matriarchs of the Bible

by Debbie Blue

A timely and compelling new look at three key women in the biblical narrative Among the mostly male-dominated narratives in Scripture, the stories of women can be game-changing. In this book Debbie Blue looks closely at Hagar (mother of Islam), Esther (Jewish heroine), and Mary (Christian matriarch)—and finds in them unexpected and inviting new wa… Read more…

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Knowing Our Faith: A Guide for Believers, Seekers, and Christian Communities

Knowing Our Faith: A Guide for Believers, Seekers, and Christian Communities

by Justo L. Gonzalez and Justo L. González

“I do not hope to convince you so that you will believe. That is to be left to the Holy Spirit. I write to you because you share the faith by which I live. I write so that you may share my joy in seeking to understand better this truth that our hearts believe and love.” In Knowing Our Faith Justo González introduces the Chris… Read more…

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Human Rites: The Power of Rituals, Habits, and Sacraments

Human Rites: The Power of Rituals, Habits, and Sacraments

by Dru Johnson

What are we doing when we gather around the sacraments— or when we make the same breakfast every morning? Embodying rituals, says Dru Johnson. And until we understand what we’re doing and why, we won’t know how these rituals work, what they mean, or how we might adapt them.In Human Rites Johnson considers the concept of ritual as … Read more…

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Written to Be Heard: Recovering the Messages of the Gospels

Written to Be Heard: Recovering the Messages of the Gospels

by Kelly James Clark and Paul Borgman

Recovers the lost messages of Mark, Matthew, Luke-Acts, and John for people todayThe words of the gospels were meant to be heard. While we can still appreciate the construction and grasp some understanding when we read, we miss much of the message because we’re working in the wrong medium. In Written to Be Heard Paul Borgman and Kelly Ja… Read more…

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The Miracle Lady: Kathryn Kuhlman and the Transformation of Charismatic Christianity

The Miracle Lady: Kathryn Kuhlman and the Transformation of Charismatic Christianity

by Amy Collier Artman

A smart, powerful, charismatic preacher brought back to lifeOn October 15, 1974, Johnny Carson welcomed his next guest on The Tonight Show with these words: “I imagine there are very few people who are not aware of Kathryn Kuhlman. She probably, along with Billy Graham, is one of the best-known ministers or preachers in the country.” Bu… Read more…

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Christ and the Common Life: Political Theology and the Case for Democracy

Christ and the Common Life: Political Theology and the Case for Democracy

by Luke Bretherton

In Christ and the Common Life Luke Bretherton provides an introduction to historical and contemporary theological reflection on politics and opens up a compelling vision for a Christian commitment to democracy.In dialogue with Scripture and various traditions, Bretherton examines the dynamic relationship between who we are in relation to God and wh… Read more…

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A Historical Theology of the Hebrew Bible

A Historical Theology of the Hebrew Bible

by Konrad Schmid

In this meticulously researched study, Konrad Schmid offers a historical clarification of the concept of “theology.” He then examines the theologies of the three constituent parts of the Hebrew Bible—the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings— before tracing how these theological concepts developed throughout the history of ancient Isr… Read more…

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We Will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God

We Will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God

by Kendall Vanderslice

Explores the practice of eating together as Christian worshipThe gospel story is filled with meals. It opens in a garden and ends in a feast. Records of the early church suggest that believers met for worship primarily through eating meals. Over time, though, churches have lost focus on the centrality of food— and with it a powerful tool for unifying C… Read more…

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Between the Swastika and the Sickle: The Life, Disappearance, and Execution of Ernst Lohmeyer

Between the Swastika and the Sickle: The Life, Disappearance, and Execution of Ernst Lohmeyer

by James R. Edwards

The life, theological contribution, and mysterious disappearance of one of the more important New Testament scholars in the twentieth century On February 15, 1946, the Soviet NKVD raided the home of Ernst Lohmeyer just hours before his inauguration as the president of Greifswald University in Germany. Lohmeyer had survived active duty in both World War … Read more…

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When Poets Pray

When Poets Pray

by Marilyn McEntyre

Two dozen select prayer poems to learn from and live withPoetry and prayer are closely related. We often look to poets to give language to our deepest hopes, fears, losses—and prayers. Poets slow us down. They teach us to stop and go in before we go on. They play at the edges of mystery, holding a tension between line and sentence, between sense and re… Read more…

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Surprised by Jesus Again: Reading the Bible in Communion with the Saints

Surprised by Jesus Again: Reading the Bible in Communion with the Saints

by Jason Byassee

A bold, historical, robust approach to reading Scripture and encountering Jesus anewNo one expects to be surprised. Yet biblical interpretation can do exactly that. Christians expect to see Jesus as they read the Bible, but when and how Jesus actually speaks through Scripture can still surprise us!Drawing on the early church’s theological giants—… Read more…

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Sacred Misinterpretation: Reaching across the Christian-Muslim Divide

Sacred Misinterpretation: Reaching across the Christian-Muslim Divide

by Martin Accad

Promotes gracious interfaith dialogue on sensitive theological issuesTheological issues are crucial to how Christians and Muslims understand and perceive each other. In Sacred Misinterpretation Martin Accad guides readers through key theological questions that fuel conflict and misunderstanding between Muslims and Christians. A sure-footed guide, h… Read more…

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Sunday Comes Every Week: Daily Habits for the Busy Preacher

Sunday Comes Every Week: Daily Habits for the Busy Preacher

by Frank G. Honeycutt

Seasoned advice for pastors facing the weekly challenge of preparing sermonsFor pastors, a new sermon comes every week. Conventional wisdom says that pastors need to sequester themselves to prepare their weekly sermon without distraction. But veteran preacher Frank Honeycutt suggests just the opposite: prepare your sermons as part of a daily, lived experienc… Read more…

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Sleuthing the Bible: Clues That Unlock the Mysteries of the Text

Sleuthing the Bible: Clues That Unlock the Mysteries of the Text

by John Kaltner and Steven L McKenzie

Why is there crime-scene tape on my Bible? Elementary, my dear reader.There is an element of detective work to biblical scholarship that entails sniffing out and interpreting clues that often escape the notice of readers. John Kaltner and Steven L. McKenzie introduce the art of sleuthing the Bible, providing the necessary training to hunt for clues and piece… Read more…

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Jesus, King of Strangers: What the Bible Really Says about Immigration

Jesus, King of Strangers: What the Bible Really Says about Immigration

by Mark W Hamilton

Recovering the church’s native language for migrantsNationalistic tribalism is on the rise around the world. How we treat strangers (foreigners, immigrants, migrants) is a promi­nent political, economic, and religious issue. Drawing on his personal experiences and expertise as a biblical scholar, Mark Hamilton argues that Scripture describes God&rs… Read more…

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Cynicism and Christianity in Antiquity

Cynicism and Christianity in Antiquity

by Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé

Was Jesus a Cynic? Cynicism and Christianity in Antiquity is a literary tour de force analyzing and refuting the hypothesis that Jesus was a Cynic. Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé examines the arguments submitted by some New Testament scholars who believe that Jesus and his disciples were influenced by the ethics and social behaviors of itinerant Cy… Read more…

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Christobiography: Memory, History, and the Reliability of the Gospels

Christobiography: Memory, History, and the Reliability of the Gospels

by Craig S. Keener

Demonstrates the reliability of the canonical gospels by exploring the genre of ancient biographyThe canonical gospels are ancient biographies, narratives of Jesus’s life. The authors of these gospels were intentional in how they handled historical information and sources.Building on recent work in the study of ancient biographies, Craig Keener argues … Read more…

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One Soul at a Time: The Story of Billy Graham

One Soul at a Time: The Story of Billy Graham

by Grant Wacker

Christianity Today 2020 Book Award of Merit in History/Biography For more than five decades Billy Graham (1918-2018) ranked as one of the most influential voices in the Christian world. Nearly 215 million people around the world heard him preach in person or through live electronic media, almost certainly more than any other person. For millions, Graham… Read more…

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Unteachable Lessons: Why Wisdom Can't Be Taught (and Why That's Okay)

Unteachable Lessons: Why Wisdom Can't Be Taught (and Why That's Okay)

by Carl McColman

Why Christian spirituality must be "caught" rather than "taught."We speak of spirituality as a “journey,” which implies not only a destination toward which we travel, but countless adventures encountered along the way. The journey is the destination—both at once. We may all be trying to get to the heart of God, but there are… Read more…

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Outdoing Jesus: Seven Ways to Live Out the Promise of "Greater Than"

Outdoing Jesus: Seven Ways to Live Out the Promise of "Greater Than"

by Doug Pagitt

Is it sacrilegious to claim that ordinary people can do greater works than Jesus?“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these” (John 14:12). Taking these words of Jesus seriously, Outdoing Jesus shows how the seven actions of Jesus that the Gospe… Read more…

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Glimpses of the New Creation: Worship and the Formative Power of the Arts

Glimpses of the New Creation: Worship and the Formative Power of the Arts

by W. David O. Taylor and Jeremy Begbie

How do the arts in worship form individuals and communities?Every choice of art in worship opens up and closes down possibilities for the formation of our humanity. Every practice of music, every decision about language, every use of our bodies, every approach to visual media or church buildings forms our desires, shapes our imaginations, habituates our emot… Read more…

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God's Spies: The Stasi's Cold War Espionage Campaign inside the Church

God's Spies: The Stasi's Cold War Espionage Campaign inside the Church

by Elisabeth Braw

The real-life cloak-and-dagger story of how East Germany’s notorious spy agency infiltrated churches here and abroadEast Germany only existed for a short forty years, but in that time, the country’s secret police, the Stasi, developed a highly successful “church department” that—using persuasion rather than threats—managed… Read more…

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Accidental Preacher: A Memoir

Accidental Preacher: A Memoir

by Will Willimon

The lively, inspiring memoir of an eminent Christian preacher and leaderIn this book one of today’s best-known Christian leaders recounts—with his signature wit and humor—memorable moments from his rich and full preaching life. A personal and vocational memoir, Will Willimon’s Accidental Preacher portrays the adventure … Read more…

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Wrestling with Rest: Inviting Youth to Discover the Gift of Sabbath

Wrestling with Rest: Inviting Youth to Discover the Gift of Sabbath

by Nathan T Stucky

Busyness is a sickness of the soul that affects many today—and it is especially detrimental to young people, who are finding their identity shaped by ongoing resume-building, constant digital communication, and unceasing activity. The last thing they have time for is rest. But rest—Sabbath—is necessary for youth, not just because of who the… Read more…

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Faithful Friendships: Embracing Diversity in Christian Community

Faithful Friendships: Embracing Diversity in Christian Community

by Dana L Robert

On the necessity of boundary-crossing friendships for Christian discipleshipFriendship isn’t always given a lot of thought—and lately, it doesn’t get a lot of time and effort, either. But in a world of busy and isolated lives, in which friendships can too easily become shallow, tenuous, and homogeneous, Dana Robert insists that good friends… Read more…

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Silence Can Kill: Speaking Up to End Hunger and Make Our Economy Work for Everyone

Silence Can Kill: Speaking Up to End Hunger and Make Our Economy Work for Everyone

by Arthur Simon

Have faith. End hunger.Ending hunger is a moral imperative that does not stand alone. Hunger thrives on the racial, social, and economic inequalities that are eating away at the soul of our nation and pulling us apart. But ending hunger could now become the cause that brings us together across partisan lines to make our economy include everyone and work for … Read more…

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Morning by Morning: Daily Meditations from the Writings of Marva J. Dawn

Morning by Morning: Daily Meditations from the Writings of Marva J. Dawn

by Marva Dawn

Marva Dawn is known throughout the world for her best-selling devotional and theological books and her popular lectures on worship, ministry, and church and family life. Morning by Morning takes readers through a year of daily devotional readings selected from the best, most inspiring passages of Dawn's writings. Each meditation opens with a Bib… Read more…

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Logic of God

Logic of God

by Ravi Zacharias

We all have doubts that challenge our faith. We wonder whether the Bible still matters, or whether God is truly as loving and personal as we hope. In his first ever devotional, The Logic of God, apologist Ravi Zacharias offers 52 readings that explain how and why Christianity, the Bible, and God are still relevant, vital, and life-changing for us today.… Read more…

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All Things New

All Things New

by John Eldredge

New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge offers readers a breathtaking look into God’s promise for a new heaven and a new earth.This revolutionary book about our future is based on the simple idea that, according to the Bible, heaven is not our eternal home--the New Earth is. As Jesus says in the gospel of Matthew, the next chapter of our s… Read more…

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Dwell: Life with God for the World

Dwell: Life with God for the World

by Michael Frost and Barry D. Jones

Popular notions of Christian spirituality today tend to focus on getting us out of the world or getting the world out of us. Many are looking to spirituality as a means of disengaging from this life—to experience the transcendent or discover personal wholeness. On the other hand, much of popular Christian thought seems to be about avoiding the corruption o… Read more…

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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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Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures: Biblical Foundations and Practical Essentials

Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures: Biblical Foundations and Practical Essentials

by Mark D. Baker and Jayson Georges

Many a Westerner has had a cross-cultural experience of honor and shame. First there are those stuttering moments in the new social landscape. Then after missed cues and social bruises comes the revelation that this culture—indeed much of the world—runs on an honor-shame operating system. When Western individualism and its introspective conscience fails … Read more…

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Seeing Jesus in East Harlem: What Happens When Churches Show Up and Stay Put

Seeing Jesus in East Harlem: What Happens When Churches Show Up and Stay Put

by José Humphreys

2018 IVP Readers' Choice Award We are all located in different places. And the way we grow as disciples and lead others in spiritual growth depends on our contexts. Pastor José Humphreys recognizes how deeply our faith is tied to our particular stories in our particular places. Grounded in his own de… Read more…

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Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Paul's Message and Mission

Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Paul's Message and Mission

by Jackson W

Christianity Today's 2020 Book of the Year Award of Merit - Biblical Studies What does it mean to “read Romans with Eastern eyes”? Combining research from Asian scholars with his many years of experience living and working in East Asia, Jackson directs our attention to Paul's letter to the Rom… Read more…

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Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up

Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up

by Kathy Khang

You have a voice. And you have God's permission to use it. In some communities, certain voices are amplified and elevated while others are erased and suppressed. It can be hard to speak up, especially in the ugliness of social media. Power dynamics keep us silent and marginalized, especially when race, ethnicity, and gender are factors. What can we d… Read more…

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The God-Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life

The God-Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life

by Timothy R Jennings

What you believe about God actually changes your brain. Brain research in neuroscience has found that our thoughts and beliefs affect our physical, mental, and spiritual health. Mind and body are interrelated, and we are designed for healthy relationships of love and trust. When we understand God as good and loving, we flourish. Unfortunate… Read more…

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Discover Joy in Work: Transforming Your Occupation into Your Vocation

Discover Joy in Work: Transforming Your Occupation into Your Vocation

by Shundrawn A Thomas

We are meant to experience joy in our work. But many of us struggle to find a sense of purpose or fulfillment in what we do. Is it possible for us to truly flourish in our work? Business executive Shundrawn Thomas reveals how work is intended to produce lasting value and should be meaningful and productive. A healthy attitude toward work and the workplac… Read more…

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What Does It Mean to Be Welcoming?: Navigating LGBT Questions in Your Church

What Does It Mean to Be Welcoming?: Navigating LGBT Questions in Your Church

by Travis Collins

16th Annual Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year - Social Issues/Justice Is your church wrestling with LGBT questions from membership to marriage? Travis Collins has been there. A pastor who has walked congregations through the complex issues surrounding gay Christians, he knows firsthand the confusion and h… Read more…

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Opening the Red Door: The Inside Story of Russia's First Christian Liberal Arts University

Opening the Red Door: The Inside Story of Russia's First Christian Liberal Arts University

by John A Bernbaum

After the Berlin Wall fell, a group of Christian colleges in the U.S. seized the opportunity to begin strategic faculty and student exchanges with universities inside the Soviet Union. They could not have foreseen the doors that would open next. During a 1990 visit to Russia, John Bernbaum and his colleagues received a surprising invitation from a Russian go… Read more…

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When Women Give: The Adventure of a Generous Life

When Women Give: The Adventure of a Generous Life

by Kim King

Women are entrepreneurs, highly paid professionals, and leaders in business. Many of us have skills to give. We are marrying later. Many of us have time to give. Women are also likely to manage the family money for a significant portion of their lives. Many of us have money to give. When Kim King, a former corporate lawyer, began her own giving journey s… Read more…

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NIV Bible Speaks Today Study Bible

NIV Bible Speaks Today Study Bible

by Martin Manser, Debra Reid and Andrew Clarke

Enjoy the best of the popular and highly readable Bible Speaks Today (BST) series in a study Bible format! The study Bible, like the series, presents and explains the biblical text with accuracy, along with relating it to contemporary life. With over 2300 extracts, the study Bible offers a wealth of information covering key themes and passages, along with in… Read more…

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