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  • Reconciliation : Restoring Broken Relationships

    $5.99

    Sarcasm. Hurt feelings. Misunderstanding. Alienation. When hurt people connect with other hurt people, relationship breakdowns are sure to occur. Why is it so hard to patch things up? Who should make the first move? This 96-page book on reconciliation tackles how to forgive the “un-forgivable,” how to move past the hurt, and how to restore relationships by restoring trust.

    What is Reconciliation? 3 Core Truths about Broken Relationships and Reconciliation
    Forgiving someone is not the same as reconciliation.
    Unforgiveness is the root of unresolved conflict.
    Reconciliation is a restored relationship based on restored trust.

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  • Healing Family Relationships

    $16.99

    Every family is hurting, and the wounds that come from our relatives can be deeper than all others. Conflict within a family can range from daily frictions and annoyances to rage and hatred and eventually estrangement. We want things to be different but have no idea where to start.

    After 25 years of ministering to families, Rob Rienow believes reconciliation is at the heart of the gospel–reconciliation with God and one another. You will come away with specific steps you can take in your relationships with your family members to pursue peace and healing in your homes. Each chapter includes key biblical examples as well as present-day stories of families who have experienced God’s help and healing–including the author’s own miraculous healing of his relationship with his father.

    Our families can bring out the best, as well as the worst, in all of us. May this book guide you in making your home and family a blessing in a broken world.

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  • Teaching English For Reconciliation

    $14.99

    How can an English class become a transformative space for both teachers and learners? When the teacher intentionally uses strategies and builds skills for peace-building and reconciliation, the classroom can be a place where relationships and communication transform people. This text encourages those engaged in the teaching of English as a second or foreign language to first consider why we might strive to teach English for reconciliation, and then addresses the contexts, individuals, and resources which are involved.

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  • Friend Me : Turning Faces Into Lasting Relationships

    $14.99

    From Virtual Friends to Authentic Relationships

    With the rise of social media, more of us are managing our relationships online instead of in person. Technology that was meant to make communication easier and faster for busy people may have met its goal, but often at the expense of intimacy and meaningful conversation. In many cases, friendship has become a status decided by the click of a mouse. Kindling a relationship-or cutting one off-is as simple as “friending” someone or removing that person from your list. And someone with a thousand-plus online pals may be the loneliest person on the planet.

    If you can identify, you’re not alone. That’s because each of us is wired to thrive in the context of real relationships-live interaction with real individuals, such as is shared by Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It’s how we give and receive emotional sustenance and support. Yet this type of intimacy can’t be achieved online.

    Join Donna Carter on a journey to stronger, more satisfying relationships as you explore:
    *The risks of being vulnerable and why they’re worth it
    *Qualities to seek out in a friend, as well as to cultivate in your own life
    *Toxic relationships and how to avoid them
    *Steps toward reconciliation, including forgiveness
    *The purpose of solitude in refreshing the soul
    *And more!

    Experience a richness in your human relationships that you’ve never experienced before. And, as you do, draw closer to the One who designed you to love and be loved, by other people and by Him.

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  • Like The Wind

    $17.99

    A life in pieces. A hundred-year-old journal. And a chance for love to be reborn.

    Olivia Ward arrived in Bethlehem Springs alone-with no job, no home, and no money-after her manipulative ex-husband used his power and wealth to destroy everything. Six years later, the peaceful life she rebuilt is once again turned upside down when she learns that her fifteen-year-old daughter, Emma, will be coming to live with her. The reunion should be a dream come true, but years of deception have driven a wedge between them. And Emma seems more interested in an old diary she discovered than reconciliation with her mother.

    Tyler Murphy knows what it’s like to lose everything. Propelled by his history in the foster-care system, he’s determined to root out dishonesty and protect the most vulnerable through his work as an investigator. When he’s hired to investigate Olivia Ward, though, he finds himself longing to believe she’s exactly who she appears to be, and he soon realizes that his desire to learn more about her has nothing to do with his job. But how can he pursue a relationship that began with a lie?

    In this latest novel from award-winning author Robin Lee Hatcher, an antique diary, a family-fueled investigation, and unexpected feelings collide to create a promise that’s worth fighting for.

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  • 18 Minutes With Jesus

    $26.99

    Did you know you can read Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount in about 18 minutes? Yet packed into this short talk are more life-changing and startlingly original teachings than anywhere else in Scripture. In it, Jesus dives past the surface into the heart of what we need and desire–from God, ourselves, and one another. It’s the spiritual straight talk we need about the things that matter most in life.

    Drawing from decades of study, Dr. Robert Jeffress breaks down Jesus’s most well-known (yet least-followed) teachings about happiness, faith, relationships, sex, reconciliation, prayer, money, and more. He shows how we often misunderstand and misapply these verses and unpacks exactly what Jesus was teaching us about our own hearts and minds.

    If you long to take your Christian walk to the next level, it’s time to grasp these biblical truths that have the power to change your life.

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  • Power Of Forgiveness

    $16.99

    Glorious Freedom Comes with Real Forgiveness

    It is impossible to go through this life without being wounded or wronged. But how do you move on when someone has hurt you deeply? How do you escape the prison of unforgiveness?

    In The Power of Forgiveness, author Harold Vaughan unpacks the dynamics of forgiveness, revealing practical strategies for overcoming offense and the wonderful qualities we cultivate when we choose to bless those who hurt us.

    The Power of Forgiveness will teach you:

    *What forgiveness is and what it is not
    *How to change your thoughts and emotions when you’ve been hurt
    *The relationship between justice and forgiveness
    *Practical steps for dealing with bitterness in your own heart
    *How to cleanse your conscience and ask for forgiveness
    *How pride and forgiveness are related
    *Workable guidelines for reconciliation

    Don’t spend another day in bondage to offense or bitterness. Today is the day to embrace the glorious freedom that comes with real forgiveness!

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  • Good And Beautiful And Kind

    $24.00

    An invitation to love like Jesus and step beyond distraction and division into the joy we long to experience–from the author of The Deeply Formed Life, winner of the Christianity Today Book Award

    Sometimes, the world feels like it is tearing itself apart because we have not been taught to love. Our daily experience is marked by reactivity, impatience, unresolved conflicts, and the inability to hold space with one another. The impact on our bodies and most treasured relationships is overwhelming. But what if a different future is possible? What if we could find real peace, joy, and love?

    In this dynamic book with fresh energy and classic truth, pastor and author Rich Villodas writes that the way towards wholeness, healing, and a new collective future is found in the ancient way of Jesus. Jesus offers a way of being human that is both strong and tender enough to tear down the walls of hostility we see and feel daily. Jesus presents us with a way of healing, reconciliation, humility, reflection, patience, empathy, truth-telling, and presence. It’s the way of the Cross, and the victorious path of the resurrection. We have not been trained to love well. Our society reminds us of this often. But what if that could change? What if we submitted ourselves to an ancient path that forms us out of sentimentality into self-giving love; out of anger and into compassion; out of fear and into hospitality?

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  • I Forgive You

    $16.99

    Life gets messy sometimes. When relationships break down and you’re deeply hurt, it can feel impossible to move forward. But the Bible has wisdom for a way through. Author Wendy Alsup helps us find it in the story of Joseph and his brothers.

    Find space to process your emotions, explore what repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation actually look like, and see how peace, freedom and fruitfulness really are possible, even when certain things can’t be fixed.

    Readers will also be encouraged by the reminder of God’s ultimate plan for reconciliation and can look forward to being part of it in the new creation.

    Includes present-day examples and stories of lives transformed by the power of forgiveness, including the author’s own struggles.

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  • Living Reconciled : 7 Ways To Bring Peace To Your Most Difficult Relationsh

    $16.99

    We all experience difficult relationships. Oftentimes we try to reconcile but the other person simply won’t, or else we find they can’t keep the commitments they made during reconciliation. How do we handle these tough relationships in a way that brings peace to our lives and glory to God?

    Through seven clear and actionable shifts drawn from Scripture, P. Brian Noble shows you how to change your thinking when it comes to tough relationships so that you see the challenging people in your life as God sees them. He then outlines practical and proven ways to reach reconciliation and keep the peace–even when the other person doesn’t hold up their end of the bargain.

    If you long to be reconciled and live at peace with the people in your family, workplace, church, and community, this book will give you the courage, compassion, and tools to do so.

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  • Living Reconciled : 7 Ways To Bring Peace To Your Most Difficult Relationsh

    $29.99

    We all experience difficult relationships. Oftentimes we try to reconcile but the other person simply won’t, or else we find they can’t keep the commitments they made during reconciliation. How do we handle these tough relationships in a way that brings peace to our lives and glory to God?

    Through seven clear and actionable shifts drawn from Scripture, P. Brian Noble shows you how to change your thinking when it comes to tough relationships so that you see the challenging people in your life as God sees them. He then outlines practical and proven ways to reach reconciliation and keep the peace–even when the other person doesn’t hold up their end of the bargain.

    If you long to be reconciled and live at peace with the people in your family, workplace, church, and community, this book will give you the courage, compassion, and tools to do so.

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  • Rebuilding Trust After Betrayal

    $5.99

    Practical advice for healing and repairing broken trust and relationships.
    A best friend who undermines you. A partner’s infidelity. A coworker that sabotages you or your workplace. A relative who steals from your family. Intimate betrayal strikes at the core of our capacity to trust and love, crushing the fundamental expectation that gives us the courage to connect deeply–the belief that the person we love wouldn’t hurt us. Whether the betrayal is through infidelity, emotional abuse, verbal aggression, or domestic violence, the psychological wound that cuts deepest is the perception that, ultimately, the person we love doesn’t care about our wellbeing.

    So how can we heal from these wounds and even rebuild trust after betrayal? God provides the strength, guidance, and peace to overcome your current heartache and regain joy. And this handbook can help you do the hard work to walk on that path to healing.

    Quickly Find the Information You Need on Repairing Relationships
    In this handbook, you will learn:

    *What to do when someone has betrayed your trust, or when you have betrayed the trust of someone else
    *How to decide whether or not to repair the relationship and 10 daily steps to do so 3 essential elements of reconciliation
    *And more

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  • Love Is The Resistance

    $15.99

    When it comes to disagreement, we are in perpetual fight-or-flight mode. Rather than respond with a posture of compassion and connection, we are encouraged to “resist” others personally and politically. Either we engage in fruitless argument with people who refuse to see things our way or we retreat to our echo chambers where everyone agrees with us. But the real resistance, the kind that helps us grow, is learning to love others–especially those who disagree with us.

    If you’re tired of seeing your real-life and online communities in turmoil and you long to be an agent of peace, understanding, and reconciliation, it’s time to join a new kind of resistance movement–one that pushes us toward personal transformation. Grounded in Scripture and illustrated with compelling true stories, this new book from Ashley Abercrombie will help you gain the confidence to communicate and connect with others, stop avoiding necessary tension, and resolve your internal and external conflicts.

    When we make love our habitual reaction to the conflicts and divisions in our lives, we’ll find that we can stay true to our convictions without sacrificing our relationships.

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  • 1 Blood : Parting Words To The Church On Race And Love

    $15.99

    Dr. Perkins’ final manifesto on race, faith, and reconciliation

    We are living in historic times. Not since the civil rights movement of the 60s has our country been this vigorously engaged in the reconciliation conversation. There is a great opportunity right now for culture to change, to be a more perfect union. However, it cannot be done without the church, because the faith of the people is more powerful than any law government can enact.

    The church is the heart and moral compass of a nation. To turn a country away from God, you must sideline the church. To turn a nation to God, the church must turn first. Racism won’t end in America until the church is reconciled first. Then-and only then-can it spiritually and morally lead the way.

    Dr. John M. Perkins is a leading civil rights activist today. He grew up in a Mississippi sharecropping family, was an early pioneer of the civil rights movement, and has dedicated his life to the cause of racial equality. In this, his crowning work, Dr. Perkins speaks honestly to the church about reconciliation, discipleship, and justice… and what it really takes to live out biblical reconciliation.

    He offers a call to repentance to both the white church and the black church. He explains how band-aid approaches of the past won’t do. And while applauding these starter efforts, he holds that true reconciliation won’t happen until we get more intentional and relational. True friendships must happen, and on every level. This will take the whole church, not just the pastors and staff.

    The racial reconciliation of our churches and nation won’t be done with big campaigns or through mass media. It will come one loving, sacrificial relationship at a time. The gospel and all that it encompasses has always traveled best relationally. We have much to learn from each other and each have unique poverties that can only be filled by one another. The way forward is to become “wounded healers” who bandage each other up as we discover what the family of God really looks like. Real relationships, sacrificial love between actual people, is the way forward. Nothing less will do.

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  • Desmond Tutu : A Spiritual Biography Of South Africa’s Confessor

    $55.00

    The first biography of its kind about Desmond Tutu, this book introduces readers to Tutu’s spiritual life and examines how it shaped his commitment to restorative justice and reconciliation.

    Desmond Tutu was a pivotal leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and remains a beloved and important emblem of peace and justice around the world. Even those who do not know the major events of Tutu’s life-receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, serving as the first black archbishop of Cape Town and primate of Southern Africa from 1986-1996,and chairing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission from 1995-1998-recognize him as a charismatic political and religious leader who helped facilitate the liberation of oppressed peoples from the ravages of colonialism. But the inner landscape of Tutu’s spirituality, the mystical grounding that spurred his outward accomplishments, often goes unseen.

    Rather than recount his entire life story, this book explores Tutu’s spiritual life and contemplative practices-particularly Tutu’s understanding of Ubuntu theology, which emphasizes finding one’s identity in community-and traces the powerful role they played in subverting the theological and spiritual underpinnings of apartheid. Michael Battle’s personal relationship with Tutu grants readers an inside view of how Tutu’s spiritual agency cast a vision that both upheld the demands of justice and created space to synthesize the stark differences of a diverse society. Battle also suggests that North Americans have much to learn from Tutu’s leadership model as they confront religious and political polarization in their own context.

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  • Reckless Grace : The Gift. The Mystery. The Embrace

    $16.99

    Grace is the ultimate expression of love.

    We all know we need grace and forgiveness, but why is it so difficult to extend them to ourselves and others?

    In Reckless Grace, Bill Vanderbush and Brit Eaton challenge our understanding of forgiveness with powerful biblical evidence and show us how to step into the fullness of grace, bringing reconciliation and restoration to our relationships using:

    *practical steps and accessible tools to help identify and overcome barriers to grace
    *carefully crafted exercises and reflections that explore past and present hurts and work toward healing
    *gentle guidance in becoming gospel-centered and releasing grace into a fallen world.

    God isn’t reckless, but the way he extends grace defies all reason. We can learn to freely give what we have been freely gifted.

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  • Reckless Grace Study Guide

    $9.99

    Encounter the relentless, radical, and reckless grace of God.

    In Reckless Grace, Bill Vanderbush and Brit Eaton challenged our understanding of forgiveness using powerful biblical evidence and showed us how to step into the fullness of grace, bringing reconciliation and restoration to our relationships.

    Take one step further and put the Christ-centered teachings of Reckless Grace into practice with this Reckless Grace Study Guide. Engaging chapter summaries, new and expanded thought-provoking questions, and ample space to record responses make this study guide an interactive experience and the perfect companion for individual and small group studies alike.

    Begin your journey toward hope, healing, and spiritual transformation.

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  • Family Like Mine

    $13.99

    Families have always been complicated. A Family Like Mine explores the surprising variety of family stories and relationships reflected in the Bible, emphasizing God’s grace, reconciliation, and renewal. The book tells the family stories of our spiritual ancestors in ways that resonate with our own family stories.

    Author Rosalind Hughes weaves accounts of familiar and less well-known biblical characters with stories of family formation, estrangement, adoption, and more. She imaginatively retells biblical stories, inviting the reader to dig deeper into the motivations, disappointments, faith, and fulfillment we hold in common with our biblical ancestors.

    Story-based and biblically informed, A Family Like Mine combines spiritual autobiography with Bible study to provide a gentle but probing look at the many mansions of God’s household, where Jesus has prepared a place for all of God’s children.

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  • Letters From Prison Part One

    $16.95

    Incarcerated numerous times “for the defense of the gospel” (Phil 1:16), Paul wrote several letters from the confines of prison. Letters from Prison, Part One explores the letters of Philippians and Philemon in four sessions, explaining the reason each letter was written and addressing various themes such as joy, unity in Christ, reconciliation, and the close relationship between Paul and his communities.

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  • Be The Bridge

    $17.99

    A leading advocate for racial reconciliation offers a clarion call for Christians to move toward relationship and deeper understanding in the midst of a divisive culture.

    With racial tensions as high within the church as outside the church, it is time for Christians to become the leaders in the conversation on racial reconciliation. This power-packed guide helps readers deepen their understanding of historical factors and present realities, equipping them to participate in the ongoing dialogue and to serve as catalysts for righteousness, justice, healing, transformation, and reconciliation.

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  • I Give Up Study Guide

    $14.99

    Laura Story’s husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor early in their marriage. In a moment their life plans changed drastically. After wondering about their ability to be parents and a struggle with infertility, Laura gave birth to three children, including twin boys, in three years’ time. Then a sonogram at thirty-seven weeks revealed an unexpected issue with their fourth child.

    No life is without trouble, but when you face one challenging situation after another, your days can begin to feel desperately hopeless. But for God . . . who truly uses all things for our good, every circumstance can become a perfect opportunity to demonstrate how much we can trust him. The very act of completely surrendering our will to His can become the one act that will change your life forever.

    In I Give Up, Laura uses her story to show why surrender to God is important and how we can go about doing it. She shares how surrendering expectations is not a step-by-step process but a willful decision to wait on God, trusting that He and His word are true.

    In this six-session study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately) she explains:
    *why surrender is a good thing
    *what we surrender exactly
    *whom we surrender to
    *how we surrender
    *how our surrender affects the lives of others
    *what we gain when we let go

    Though surrender sometimes flies in the face of our instincts, hopes, and dreams, it’s never without benefit. A surrendered life includes the surprise of a truly full and satisfying existence where trust is reasonable, reconciliation is possible, and relationships can heal.

    Designed for use with the I Give Up Video Study (sold separately).

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  • I Give Up

    $17.99

    Walk alongside Grammy Award-winning artist, worship leader, and Bible study teacher Laura Story in her continuing journey of accepting God’s plan for her life and living it out in total surrender.

    Laura Story’s husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor early in their marriage. In a moment their life plans changed drastically. After wondering about their ability to be parents and a struggle with infertility, Laura gave birth to three children, including twin boys, in three years’ time. Then a sonogram at thirty-seven weeks revealed an unexpected issue with their fourth child.

    No life is without trouble, but when you face one challenging situation after another, your days can begin to feel desperately hopeless. Yet God truly uses all things for our good. When offered up to him, every circumstance can become a perfect opportunity to completely surrender your will to his.

    In I Give Up, Laura uses her story to show why surrender to God is important and how we can go about doing it. She shares how surrendering expectations is not a step-by-step process but a willful decision to wait on God, trusting that he and his word are true. In this four-part study she explains:
    *why surrender is a good thing
    *whom we surrender to
    *how we surrender
    *how our surrender affects the lives of others

    Though surrender sometimes flies in the face of our instincts, hopes, and dreams, it’s never without benefit. A surrendered life includes the surprise of a true joy-filled existence in which trust is reasonable, reconciliation is possible, and relationships can heal.

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  • Desperate Forgiveness : How Mercy Sets You Free

    $24.99

    Duck Dynasty stars Al and Lisa Robertson were desperate for their love to survive-and with God’s help, they realized the only answer to marital and family betrayal is all-consuming, life-altering, desperate forgiveness. In their new book, they share this message with anyone who wants to exchange broken relationships for healing.

    The Robertsons know what they’re talking about: They have lived through the pain of adultery and lack of communication in their marriage. And thanks to the healing they’ve experienced, they now help other couples find their own path to forgiveness.

    This former pastor of 22 years and his wife want you to arrive at a place where you, too, can give and receive forgiveness and find the beauty of reconciliation.

    By sharing true stories from friends and family, as well as biblical examples, Desperate Forgiveness provides the support you’ll need on the hard road to forgiveness. You’ll learn about the necessity and power of humility; the freedom found in letting go of bitterness; and the restoration and reclamation on the other side of desperation. Al and Lisa Robertson are living proof that choosing and living out forgiveness is worth the effort. Let Desperate Forgiveness show you the way to a changed life and revitalized marriage.

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  • Healing Racial Divides

    $19.99

    Can the church help America emerge from its racist shadows empowered to heal racial divides? Church pastor and former police officer Terrell Carter says yes.

    While our faith inarguably calls Christians to unity, the hard fact remains: we’re still tragically divided when it comes to race, even – and especially, many say — in our churches. Racism pervades our faith, our relationships, and our institutions in deep, often imperceptible ways. In Healing Racial Divides, Terrell Carter, a pastor, professor and former police officer takes us on a revelatory journey into the abyss of the racial divide and shows us how we’ve arrived at this divisive place. Understanding racism’s roots – and our place in it – we surface more committed and empowered to defeat racism once and for all.

    Drawing from the Bible, scholarly research, and personal experience as a both a former police officer and a black pastor serving white congregations, Carter unpacks the deep roots of racism in America, how it continues to be perpetuated today, and practical strategies for racial reconciliation. Looking forward, he shapes a bold and faithful vision for healing racial division through multicultural communities focused on relationship, listening, and learning from each other.

    With a pastor’s heart and an academic’s head, Carter invites us to look at where we’ve been-and where God calls us as spiritually mature Christians, seeking healing and true unity on earth.

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  • Jacobs Bell

    $20.00

    For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Melody Carlson comes JACOB’S BELL, a heartwarming Christmas story about how an unlikely friendship between an old man and a little girl saved a family.

    Sometimes the road to forgiveness and restoration can be a rocky one. Set in Chicago and Baltimore in 1944 with flashbacks to the 1920s, JACOB’S BELL follows Jacob MacCallum on his arduous journey to redemption. At one time, Jacob had it all: wealth, a wonderful family and a position as one of the most respected businessmen in Chicago. Then he made some bad decisions and all that changed. For the past twenty years he lived in an alcohol-induced haze, riddled with guilt for the dreadful things he had done to his family and his role in the untimely death of his wife. Estranged from his children and penniless, he was in and out of jail, on the street and jumping freight trains for transportation. Realizing he needed a drastic change, Jacob embarked on a journey to find his children, seek their forgiveness, and restore his relationship with them. Befriended by a pastor at a Salvation Army mission, he struggled to transform his life. Yet finally he overcame his demons, but not without a fair number of setbacks. Jacob became a Salvation Army Bell Ringer at Christmastime. While ringing his bell on a street corner one snowy day, he met a young girl who, through a series of strange coincidences, led him back to his children and facilitated Jacob’s forgiveness just in time for Christmas.

    Author John Snyder pens a story of love, hardship, and reconciliation that will leave readers filled with Christmas joy.

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  • Healing Our Broken Humanity

    $20.00

    Foreword By Willie James Jennings
    Introduction: Nine Practices That Heal Our Broken Humanity
    1. Reimagine Church
    2. Renew Lament
    3. Repent Together
    4. Relinquish Power
    5. Restore Justice
    6. Reactivate Hospitality
    7. Reinforce Agency
    8. Reconcile Relationships
    9. Recover Life Together
    Epilogue: A Benediction And Prayer
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix One: Questions For Discussion And Engagement
    Appendix Two: The Nine Transforming Practices Accountability Form
    Appendix Three: Resources For Healing Our Broken Humanity
    Notes
    Index

    Additional Info
    We live in conflicted times. Our newsfeeds are filled with inequality, division, and fear. We want to make a difference and see justice restored because Jesus calls us to be a peacemaking and reconciling people. But how do we do this?

    Based on their work with diverse churches, colleges, and other organizations, Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill offer Christian practices that can bring healing and hope to a broken world. They provide ten ways to transform society, from lament and repentance to relinquishing power, reinforcing agency, and more. Embodying these practices enables us to be the new humanity in Jesus Christ, so the church and world can experience reconciliation, justice, unity, peace, and love.

    With small group activities, discussion questions, and exercises in each chapter, this book is ideal to read together in community. Discover here how to bring real change to a dehumanized world.

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  • Because Of Gracia (DVD)

    $19.99

    Five Stones Films

    Chase Morgan’s parents named him Chase in hopes that he would pursue something, be a man of action. Instead he’s ended up the opposite. But in his senior year of high school, someone comes along who turns that around. Gracia has charisma, intelligence, character-all the things Chase and his best friend OB admire. She also has a story they know nothing about. It moves her to reach out to Bobbi, a classmate in trouble from a dating relationship gone too far. As Bobbi and her boyfriend struggle with a life-and-death decision, Gracia gets drawn into debating her teacher about the origins of life, and Chase takes the risk of going public with his Christian faith. The outcome is respect and conflict, reconciliation and redemption.
    Staring Moriah Peters, Chris Masagolia, John Scheider, Ben Davies.
    5 Star Dove Approved.

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  • 12 Steps And The Sacraments

    $16.95

    In the first book to directly integrate the Twelve Steps with the practice of Catholicism, Scott Weeman, founder and director of Catholic in Recovery, pairs his personal story with compassionate straight talk to show Catholics how to bridge the commonly felt gap between the Higher Power of twelve-step programs and the merciful God that he rediscovered in the heart of the sacraments.

    Weeman entered sobriety from alcohol and drugs on October 10, 2011, and he’s made it his full-time ministry to help others who struggle with various types of addiction to find spiritual wholeness through Catholic in Recovery, an organization he founded and directs.

    In The Twelve Steps and the Sacraments, Weeman candidly tackles the struggle he and other addicts have with getting to know intimately the unnamed Higher Power of recovery. He shares stories of his compulsion to find a personal relationship with God and how his tentative steps back to the Catholic Church opened new doors of healing and brought him surprising joy as he came to know Christ in the sacraments.

    Catholics in recovery and those moving toward it, as well as the people who love them will recognize Weeman’s story and his spiritual struggle to personally encounter God. He tells us how:

    –Baptism helps you admit powerlessness over an unmanageable problem, face your desperate need for God, and choose to believe in and submit to God’s mercy.
    –Reconciliation affirms and strengthens the hard work of examining your life, admitting wrongs, and making amends.
    –The Eucharist provides ongoing sustenance and draws you to the healing power of Christ.
    –The graces of Confirmation strengthen each person to keep moving forward and to share the good news of recovery and new life in Christ.

    Weeman’s words are boldly challenging and brimming with compassion and through them you will discover inspiration, hope, sage advice, and refreshingly practical help.

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  • Convicted

    $21.99

    Speaking directly to recent headlines and cultural tensions, this is the poignant account of a crooked white cop who framed an innocent black man-and how their stories later intersected to show a divided nation a way forward to reconciliation and healing. This revealing story explores racism in small-city America and ultimately highlights the power of the gospel to heal the relationship of two of the most unlikely candidates for reconciliation.

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  • Let There Be Science

    $13.95

    Science is part of a long history of human response to God’s call to engage with the natural world, starting with the Wisdom Tradition and the great commission in Genesis. This book shows that science is a gift from God, and has a purpose at the heart of the Kingdom, to do with healing and reconciliation of human relationship with the natural world. Written to be accessible to adults and older teenagers, this book is perfect for Christian students, pastors, teachers and other members of congregations who are troubled idea that science and faith are conflicts.

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  • Embrace : Gods Radical Shalom For A Divided World

    $17.00

    Introduction
    1. Embracing The Place
    2. The Ones We Avoid
    3. God Likes Pumpkin Pie
    4. Breaking Barriers
    5. Give Me Fifteen
    6. Take Me Out To The Ballgame
    7. Natural Justice
    8. Love Even Our Enemies
    9. Yes, Black Lives Matter
    Epilogue

    Additional Info
    The walls between us seem impenetrable. We live in an age of strife and division. Factors like race, class, values and lifestyles keep us from connecting with others in meaningful ways. It’s easier to avoid or ignore people who make us uncomfortable or who we just do not like. But God’s call to the church is to do just the opposite. Leroy Barber has spent decades pursuing reconciliation and justice amongst groups of vastly diverse people. He knows the challenge of embracing those who are difficult to embrace, yet he advocates that the way to radical shalom on earth is through pursuing these relationships. We have the opportunity as the people of God to bring true peace and unity to a world that desperately needs it. Embrace the challenge to show a divided world the bridge-building power of God’s love.

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  • To Know What Matters

    $12.00

    In a world where time is distributed in so many directions, it is essential that we prioritize in a way that’s most beneficial not only to ourselves, but with a lasting impact on others. What then, is our highest priority and how should our priorities be set? As we investigate what really matters, we may find that our priorities need a thorough readjustment.

    When we prioritize the right way, when our priorities are in alignment with God’s Word, when our priorities are in order, where and how we spend eternity is Priority One. Since the souls of men are in jeopardy when they are void of a personal relationship with Christ, not knowing Him as Lord and Savior places them in a dangerous position. So their reconciliation to God is a most urgent matter. This book was written to speed up and enhance your search for that relationship, but the Bible still has the answers.

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  • RelatAble Study Guide

    $10.99

    Let’s face it: relationships are tricky. We have problems in our relationships with friends. We have conflicts with our parents. We have unresolved issues in some relationships and wonder if reconciliation is even possible. We want to make our relationships healthier, more meaningful, and more fulfilling, but we don’t know where to start. The good news is that because God put us on this planet to interact with others, we know that he has a plan for how we can build stronger relationships. He has given us a model in Christ for how we can become the kind of people who move through life with the ability to connect with others. He can do something within our hearts to shape us into the kind of people that others want to be around. But we have to be willing to change our ways and adopt the mindset of Christ. In this six-session video-based study, pastor and author Louie Giglio explores the fundamental questions of what makes us relatable to others. He reveals that the degree to which we are able to share our lives, love others, and extend mercy in all situations is determined by the degree to which we are able to receive the gift of grace that God has extended to us. He shows how God can change our perspective on relationships, bring us peace in the midst of conflict, and help us restore relationships that seem broken beyond repair.

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  • With Jesus To The Cross Year C

    $13.95

    This seven-session guide is designed for those just beginning their faith journey as well as those who want to dive deeper into the Scriptures during Lent. The Evangelical Catholic ministry, which created the guide and has field experience on both college campuses and in parishes, has written insightful discussion questions that draw participants into a personal relationship with the Lord. Each session has a “Connection to the Cross” section that encourages participants in a small group to continue their Scripture reading and prayer throughout the week.

    Features a detailed examination of conscience as well as a guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation
    * Guides for both facilitators and participants ensure a successful small-group experience.
    * Covers the Sunday Mass readings for Year C from the first Sunday of Lent through Easte

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  • Broken : Restoring Trust Between The Sacred And The Secular

    $18.99

    The growing disconnect between the instructions of Jesus and the actions of his followers has caused a rift. Instead of reaching out beyond our walls, we hold tight to traditions that seem outdated. Instead of exploring other faith perspectives, we shake a judgmental fist at a secular society. Instead of engaging culture in their questions about what our lives should be like, we talk as if God only cares about the next life. As a result, our witness has become as divisive as sin itself. This book is a call to restore the trust that we have lost in our relationships with each other and with God. Expounding on stories from the Bible, history, culture, and his own experiences, Fromholz explores the source of the disconnect and provides a blueprint for reconnection. A snowball fight between soldiers and students demonstrates that trust can overcome fear. The biblical story of Abraham and Sarai shows how restoring trust can restore faith in God. The author’s seventeen-year search for his father sends a powerful message: new trust brings a new future. Through authentic, honest, and challenging prose, Fromholz examines the power trust has in freedom, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Recognizing that we are part of this culture and life around us, Broken will inspire us to be who we were always created to be, connected and restored, so that we can find-and multiply-hope.

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  • Wholeness After Betrayal

    $21.95

    Focuses on healing and reconciliation for congregations that have experienced
    physical, sexual, emotional, spiritual, and financial misconduct or betrayal by a leader

    * Explores the unintended consequences of “moving on” after misconduct without fully
    going through a process toward healing

    * Includes charts, checklists, and outlines to aid in the process of congregational
    healing

    In the wake of misconduct by trusted clergy and lay leaders, members of congregations
    find themselves adrift. Often there are deep divisions within the church and open, direct,
    honest communication ceases. Wholeness After Betrayal offers an understanding of
    these dynamics and a process to help members take the first steps toward reconciling
    relationships with one another.

    This specialized instruction is tested and proven, having been used effectively many times
    in a variety of congregational settings. It holds tremendous value for institutional healing,
    both immediately following misconduct or even decades later.

    For professionals serving dioceses, conferences, synods, and churches; those serving
    in any capacity with a disciplinary process; advocates; church communicators, media
    spokespersons; affected congregants; victims, and people who work in crisis intervention
    in communities of faith.

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  • Christ Crucified : Understanding The Atonement

    $30.00

    Part 1: The Way Of The Cross
    1. A Man Of Sorrows
    2. From The Third To The Ninth Hour
    3. The Divine Paradox: The Crucified Son

    Part 2: The Word Of The Cross
    4. Substitution: The Man For Others
    5. Expiation: Covering Our Sin
    6. Propitiation: Averting The Divine Anger
    7. Reconciliation: God’s Way Of Peace
    8. Satisfaction: Enough To Justify Forgiveness
    9. No Other Way?
    10. Redemption: Setting The Prisoners Free
    11. Victory: Disarming The Powers

    Additional Info
    The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is presented in all four Gospels, and occupies considerable space in the overall narrative. How could the life, let alone the death, of one man 2,000 years ago be the salvation of the human race? The biblical explanation is that the crucified one was the Son of God, acting and suffering in cooperation with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. This is the primary answer to “the scandal of particularity.” The death of this one person has universal, inclusive and cosmic significance, because in him the Creator acts and suffers. Further, there is the special relationship between Christ and humanity: he was “with” us, and he was “for” us. The grandeur of the cross lies in the fact that here the incarnate Son of God offered himself in our place, bearing the penalty for our sin. The cross achieved expiation, propitiation, reconciliation, justification, redemption, forgiveness and victory. No single one of these tells the whole truth, nor do all of them together exhaust the meaning of the cross. Macleod shows that these concepts are interrelated and interdependent, and that together they give a coherent picture of the salvation wrought by Jesus at Calvary.

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  • Faith And Wisdom In Science

    $32.95

    Takes a fresh approach to the ‘science and religion’ debate, taking a scientist’s reading of the enigmatic and beautiful Book of Job as a centrepiece
    “Can you Count the Clouds?” asks the voice of God from the whirlwind in the stunningly beautiful catalogue of nature — questions from the Old Testament Book of Job. Tom McLeish takes a scientist’s reading of this ancient text as a centrepiece to make the case for science as a deeply human and ancient activity, embedded in some of the oldest stories told about human desire to understand the natural world. Drawing on stories from the modern science of chaos and uncertainty alongside medieval, patristic, classical and Biblical sources, Faith and Wisdom in Science challenges much of the current ‘science and religion’ debate as operating with the wrong assumptions and in the wrong space. Its narrative approach develops a natural critique of the cultural separation of sciences and humanities, suggesting an approach to science, or in its more ancient form natural philosophy — the ‘love of wisdom of natural things’ — that can draw on theological and cultural roots. Following the theme of pain in human confrontation with nature, it develops a ‘Theology of Science,’ recognising that both scientific and theological worldviews must be ‘of’ each other, not holding separate domains. Science finds its place within an old story of participative reconciliation with a nature, of which we start ignorant and fearful, but learn to perceive and work with in wisdom. Surprisingly, science becomes a deeply religious activity. There are urgent lessons for education, the political process of decision-making on science and technology, our relationship with the global environment, and the way that both religious and secular communities alike celebrate and govern science.

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  • Battle Of God And Evil

    $18.99

    13 Chapters

    Additional Info
    The conflict of good and evil directly concerned and judicially involved all of us because we all have sin against God.

    The Battle of Good and Evil: Reconciling with God’s True Faith in the Gospel of Christ is a masterfully written and compelling book that describes in detail the problems of sin. Author Carlos Paterson puts much effort into breaking down factors surrounding motivations for sin, is spiritual and moral implications, and is retribution and punishment. Readers explore his unique perspective on the origins of sin, transmission, its consequences and solutions to sin through Biblical teachings and inspiring commentary. Courteous and dignified, it is a tremendously forceful, orderly and systematic presentation of the doctrine of Sin and Reconciliation. In it the Author presents the Biblical Gospel in an expository, pastoral and constructive manner.

    Patterson also incorporates thought-provoking questions regarding the nature of sin that are not present in many discourses. His book deeply looks at various scenarios at length that sin flourishes such as:

    How it was possible for a holy creature who is in a state of moral perfection, devoid of any corruption, to fall in to sin?
    How does an innate sinful nature originate in each human being at the beginning of their existence?
    How do the consequences of sin impact society and the individual?
    What is the true nature of freedom and the way out of sin?
    Are men basically good? Those every religion leads to God?
    What is the way of reconciliation with God and eternal life?
    How can we live enriching lives and avoid getting caught in sinful lifestyles?

    Patterson provides enlightening information and Bible verses to encourage you to overcome sinful urges through empowerment with God. The story of Adam and Eve is explained in a way that The origins of sin are explored in depth, as Patterson uses other lesser known examples of sinful activities and lifestyles that hinder your relationship with God.

    This book is a must read for readers looking to transcend sin and form a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God through understanding the Gospel from a Divine perspective.

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  • 1 In Christ

    $13.99

    Storian Press Title

    Paul had good news for the church in Galatia: “There is no longer Jew or Greek … slave or free … male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:28). Their Christian unity prevailed over the issues that previously created roadblocks in their relationships. Distinctions of race, culture, socioeconomic status, and gender faded in the bright reality of their faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord. Just as Paul urged the early Christians to reveal their faith through their actions, so God calls the church to live out the good news for the sake of the world in the twenty-first century: reconciliation-to settle differences; justice-to treat fairly; mutuality-to share equally. As the church embodies these qualities, God brings healing to strained relationships, equality to biased relationships, and parity to imbalanced relationships. This is good news for everyone in any era.

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  • Gospel Centered Marriage

    $12.99

    Introduction
    Finding Your Way Around
    Part One: Gospel-Centred Marriage
    1. Marriage And The Passion Of God
    2. Marriage And The Purposes Of God
    3. Marriage And The Kingdom Of God
    4. Marriage And The Submission Of God’s People
    5. Marriage And The Loving Authority Of Christ
    Part Two: Gospel-Centred Relationships
    6. Grace
    7. Love
    8. Conflict
    9. Reconciliation
    10. Forgiveness
    Part Three: Gospel-Centred Sex
    11. Enjoying Good Sex
    12. Pursuing Good Sex
    13. Transforming Bad Sex
    14. Gospel-centred Beauty
    Conclusion
    15. Marriage Is Not Forever
    Further Reading

    Additional Info
    Most of what the Bible has to say about marriage does not come flagged up under a heading of “marriage”. It’s not just the famous “marriage passages” that shape a gospel-centred marriage, but the whole Bible-story of God’s good creation, humanity’s wicked rebellion and God’s gracious redemption.

    To understand why marriages struggle-as they all do-we need to understand the nature of our sin. To make marriages work, we need to understand how to apply the truth about God and His salvation.

    This study guide on Christian marriage focuses on how the Gospel shapes the practical realities of everyday life. Author Tim Chester lifts the lid on many of the common pressure points that modern couples face, and shows how a proper understanding of the Gospel can shape a response.

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  • Psychology For Pastoral Contexts

    $35.99

    Care for other human beings is at the heart of ministry and brings ministers in contact with wholeof human life.The focus of this handbook of psychology for pastoral contexts is on psychological insight into human relationships and mental health. It can be read as a whole, or used as a handbook for reference to particular problems. At the same time it attempts to put psychological concepts into everyday language. Jessica Osborne, an experienced psychologist and teacher, discusses areas such as attachment, dependency and anxiety, betrayal and reconciliation, mental health issues, such as depression, eating disorders and addiction, stress, violence and abuse and suffering.The book will be useful on pastoral care courses at all levels and suitable for practitioners and people in training for pastoral ministry – lay or ordained.

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  • Iglesias Culturas Y Liderazgo – (Spanish)

    $13.99

    What is lacking for leadership in multicultural churches?

    When Moses left Egypt he was leading a “mixed multitude.” The first followers of Jesus also soon learned that the Holy Spirit was leading them to cross the traditional boundaries that separated the diverse cultures of their time.

    This book focuses above all on the churches of the United States and on the way in which these churches should remain faithful to the calling of God within their current context. We live in a nation that is culturally diverse, and almost all of our cities and our neighborhoods are witnesses of that diversity. That diversity is evident in our mass media outlets, in our shopping malls and in our schools. Even though it may be less noticeable in our churches, it is increasingly visible there as well. In this book, we want to pay more attention, looking with God’s wisdom and faithfulness at the intercultural life that is developing within each church and also at the relationships between the different churches and their neighbors.

    We have all grown and developed within a historical context of prejudices and racism. We have these influences in our minds and our hearts, and often these are reflected in our actions, our decisions and our words. The authors believe that the presence of the kingdom of God on the earth, which was introduced in the life, death and resurrection of Christ, is a presence that must be characterized by a ministry of reconciliation. These things are what motivated these authors to write this book. They wanted to encourage church leaders to create an atmosphere in which the initiatives of reconciliation would become more evident within the internal life of the churches, in our missionary work, and within our neighborhoods and cities.

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  • No Greater Love

    $12.99

    Which road are you on for your marriage-yours or God’s?

    Inspired by the heartwarming movie No Greater Love, executive producer Russ Rice and co-writer and director Brad Silverman have created this 90-day devotional for couples to help husbands and wives dig deeper into the mystery of marriage, addressing what it means to truly love your spouse in the sacrificial and unconditional way God loves us. Each devotion invites couples to keep God at the center of their relationship, to improve their communication skills, and to strengthen their commitment to each other. Topics include commitment, trust, truth, forgiveness, reconciliation, and more. Each devotion offers a real-life snapshot from marriage, questions for discussion, and action points. A couple’s marriage will not be the same after these ninety days. Why? Because there is no greater love between two people than a love grounded in and empowered by God’s love.

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  • Forgive And Love Again

    $7.99

    This popular book, with over 130,000 copies in print, explores the importance of healing wounded relationships in a variety of settings: family, extended family, friendships, and workplace. Forgive and Love Again provides readers with
    hope that their wounded hearts can be healed and they can love again
    motivation to make the decision to forgive
    an explanation of the essentials of true forgiveness
    guidance through the process of forgiveness
    answers to questions about confrontation and reconciliation

    A warm and compassionate tone and life-changing insights combine to make this bestseller an invaluable guide for readers faced with the need to forgive and an excellent resource for pastors, counselors, and other emotional caregivers.

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  • Confronting Genocide : Judaism Christianity Islam

    $105.00

    Introduction: Genocide In The Name Of God: Thoughts On Religion And Genocide
    Steven Leonard Jacobs

    Part I. Textual Warrants For Genocide

    1. Theological Warrants For Genocide
    Leo Kuper
    2. The Last Uncomfortable Religious Question? Monotheistic Exclusivism And Textual Superiority In Judaism, Christianity, And Islam As Sources Of Hate And Genocide
    Steven Leonard Jacobs
    3. A Sweet-Smelling Sacrifice: Genocide, The Bible, And The Indigenous Peoples Of The United States, Selected Examples
    Chris Mato Nunpa
    4. The Accountability Of Religion In Genocide
    James Frazier Moore
    5. More Than The Jews: His Blood Be Upon All The Children: Biblical Violence, Bosnian Genocide, And Responsible Reading
    Gary A. Phillips

    Part II. Religion And Mass Violence: Empirical Data And Case Studies

    6. Religion And Genocide
    Leonard B. Glick
    7. Jihad And Genocide: The Case Of The Armenians
    Richard L. Rubenstein
    8. Islam And Genocide: The Case Of Bangladesh In 1971
    Mohammad Omar Farooq
    9. The Genocidal Twentieth Century In The Balkans
    Paul Mojzes
    10. “Death Was Everywhere, Even In Front Of The Church”: Christian Faith And The Rwandan Genocide
    Stephen R. Haynes

    Part III. Alternative Readings Of Troubling Texts: Religion As A Force Against Violence

    11. Getting Rid Of The G-d Of Abraham: A Prerequisite For Genocide
    David Patterson
    12. The Ten Commandments, The Holocaust, And Reflections On Genocide
    Paul R. Bartrop
    13. Coming To Terms With Amalek: Testing The Limits Of Hospitality
    Henry F. Knight

    Part IV. Theologies And Practices Of Reconciliation

    14. Post-Shoah Restitution Of A Different Kind
    John K. Roth
    15. The Holocaust, Genocide, And The Catholic Church
    Donald J. Dietrich
    16. Catholic Perspectives On Holocaust And Genocide: Critical Appraisal
    John T. Pawlikowski
    17. Terror Out Of Zion: Making Sense Of Scriptural Teaching
    Zev Garber
    18. Rape, Religion, And Genocide: An Unholy Silence
    Carol Rittner

    Additional Info
    Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam is the first collection of essays by recognized scholars primarily in the field of religious studies to address this timely topic. In addition to theoretical thinking about both religion and genocide and the relationship between the two, these authors look at the tragedies of the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, Rwanda, Bosnia, and the Sudan from their own unique vantage point. In so doing, they supply a much needed additional contribution to the ongoing conversations proffered by historians, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, and legal scholars regarding prevention, intervention, and punishment.

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  • Confronting Genocide : Judaism Christianity Islam

    $42.99

    Introduction: Genocide In The Name Of God: Thoughts On Religion And Genocide
    Steven Leonard Jacobs

    Part I. Textual Warrants For Genocide

    1. Theological Warrants For Genocide
    Leo Kuper
    2. The Last Uncomfortable Religious Question? Monotheistic Exclusivism And Textual Superiority In Judaism, Christianity, And Islam As Sources Of Hate And Genocide
    Steven Leonard Jacobs
    3. A Sweet-Smelling Sacrifice: Genocide, The Bible, And The Indigenous Peoples Of The United States, Selected Examples
    Chris Mato Nunpa
    4. The Accountability Of Religion In Genocide
    James Frazier Moore
    5. More Than The Jews: His Blood Be Upon All The Children: Biblical Violence, Bosnian Genocide, And Responsible Reading
    Gary A. Phillips

    Part II. Religion And Mass Violence: Empirical Data And Case Studies

    6. Religion And Genocide
    Leonard B. Glick
    7. Jihad And Genocide: The Case Of The Armenians
    Richard L. Rubenstein
    8. Islam And Genocide: The Case Of Bangladesh In 1971
    Mohammad Omar Farooq
    9. The Genocidal Twentieth Century In The Balkans
    Paul Mojzes
    10. “Death Was Everywhere, Even In Front Of The Church”: Christian Faith And The Rwandan Genocide
    Stephen R. Haynes

    Part III. Alternative Readings Of Troubling Texts: Religion As A Force Against Violence

    11. Getting Rid Of The G-d Of Abraham: A Prerequisite For Genocide
    David Patterson
    12. The Ten Commandments, The Holocaust, And Reflections On Genocide
    Paul R. Bartrop
    13. Coming To Terms With Amalek: Testing The Limits Of Hospitality
    Henry F. Knight

    Part IV. Theologies And Practices Of Reconciliation

    14. Post-Shoah Restitution Of A Different Kind
    John K. Roth
    15. The Holocaust, Genocide, And The Catholic Church
    Donald J. Dietrich
    16. Catholic Perspectives On Holocaust And Genocide: Critical Appraisal
    John T. Pawlikowski
    17. Terror Out Of Zion: Making Sense Of Scriptural Teaching
    Zev Garber
    18. Rape, Religion, And Genocide: An Unholy Silence
    Carol Rittner

    Additional Info
    Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam is the first collection of essays by recognized scholars primarily in the field of religious studies to address this timely topic. In addition to theoretical thinking about both religion and genocide and the relationship between the two, these authors look at the tragedies of the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, Rwanda, Bosnia, and the Sudan from their own unique vantage point. In so doing, they supply a much needed additional contribution to the ongoing conversations proffered by historians, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, and legal scholars regarding prevention, intervention, and punishment.

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  • Born Apart Becoming One

    $12.99

    Former General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Chris Hobgood enables the reader to engage in a deep exploration of the relationship of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to the pro-reconciliation/anti-racism initiative of the denomination. By explaining what the Christian Church is doing and has done to become an anti-racism denomination, Born Apart, Becoming One engages individuals and congregations in their initiative to dismantle institutional racism.

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  • Good Stuff

    $13.99

    Enjoy this exciting and romantic story of two young couples caught up in the idea of a perfect marriage.
    Sonia and Kennard have the “perfect” life: they both have successful careers, beautiful twins, and a charming house. But despite the fact that Kennard is a faithful breadwinner, his emotional distance from the family makes Sonia believe that a good marriage must be more than in name only.
    Adrian couldn’t love her husband, Darryl, more if she tried. He’s the one person who’s shown her what real love means. But when it seems that Darryl’s more interested in making money than making babies, Adrian wonders what marriage is for? And when a devastating secret from Darryl’s past emerges, it seems that their vows may truly break.
    The two women are heartbroken and on the verge of divorce when a common friend, Miss Erma, invites them to a prayer group. Between the prayers come stories of marriage – the good and the bad, the happy and the sad. Sonia and Adrian discover that marriage is more than wedding dresses and happily ever after. It is compromise, sacrifice, and patience – the good stuff.
    For true romantics, romance doesn’t end with the honeymoon – it only begins! Readers will be enthralled with the romantic encounters of new brides, Sonia and Adrian, only to be shocked with the havoc misunderstandings wreak on these two young wives and their husbands. Somehow there must be hope for reconciliation.
    The thought of marriage with no children frustrates and saddens Adrian, but how can you bring a child into a relationship that is strained already? Fans will cheer Adrian on as she fights for the life she’s always dreamed of.
    Sonia loves her husband dearly, but as he continues to remove himself from her family, she struggles to find what draws him to the same old places. Readers will feel her pain as she weighs the consequences of taking a stand.

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  • Reconcilable Differences : Healing For Troubled Marriages With Study Guide

    $14.99

    Is is possible for a couple whose marriage is in serious trouble or a couple who is already divorced to restore harmony — and even love — to their relationship? Jim Talley believes it is, and Reconcilable Differences shows why reconciliation is worth the effort. This book provides practical, biblical advice on how to resolve conflicts and develop a relationship based on mutual love, respect, and trust.

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  • Unlocking Our Fenced In Hearts

    $15.49

    The Judeo-Christian tradition recognizes the human heart as both the reflective and motivational center of the human person. Scriptural passages in both Old and New Testaments affirm the importance of our hearts in matters of our spirituality and how we live out our faith. Using the metaphor of a “fenced in heart” the reader will identify seven different emotional barriers that can prevent them from hearing and discerning God’s voice within. The reader will also be able to interact with scripture, and share their own stories through the journaling pages and workbook questions included. Chapters include: o 3/4 Fences Built by Self Doubting~ Embrace Your Identity in Christ o 3/4 Fences that Keep Others Out~ Learning to Live in Community o 3/4 Fences that Hold us In~ Freedom in Sharing with God and Others o 3/4 Fences We Put Between Ourselves and God~ Desiring to be in a Relationship with God o 3/4 Fences of Envy~ Accepting and Loving Ourselves as Children of God o 3/4 Fences of Anger~ Healing and Reconciliation o 3/4 Fences of Fear~ Freedom to Trust the Holy Spirit Within Your Heart

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  • Counseling Through Your Bible Handbook

    $17.99

    For more than 20 years, June Hunt has given sound counsel and scriptural insights to thousands of hurting people through her popular live radio call-in program Hope in the Night. In this book, June brings together nearly 40 common, urgent problems people struggle with. Each short, to-the-point chapter offers heartfelt encouragement, straight talk, and “how to” steps to begin the journey to victory on serious issues such as…
    difficult relationships anger, depression, and guilt temptation and compulsive behaviors, loneliness, self-worth, and grief forgiveness and reconciliation.

    Christian readers and lay counselors who are looking for a handbook that covers a wide variety of issues will appreciate June’s compassionate and realistic solutions firmly based on God’s Word. This versatile resource repeatedly affirms that Jesus Christ truly is the answer to every human need.

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  • Aspects Of The Atonement

    $29.99

    The Christian understanding of the meaning of the death of Jesus Christ and its relationship to the salvation of sinful humanity is currently the subject of intense debate and criticism. In the first two chapters Howard Marshall discusses the nature of the human plight in relation to the judgment of God and then offers a nuanced defence of the doctrine of the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ for sinners. The third chapter examines the place of the resurrection of Christ as an integral part of the process whereby sinners are put in the right with God. In the final chapter, Marshall argues that in our communication of the gospel today the New Testament concept of reconciliation may be the most comprehensive and apt expression of the lasting significance of the death of Christ. The papers are expanded versions of the 2006 series of Chuen King Lectures given in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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  • Dynamic Diversity : Bridging Class Age Race And Gender In The Church

    $28.00

    IVP Print On Demand Title

    From the footpaths of our cities to the chatrooms of the Internet, people are connecting today as never before. As the planet shrinks through the multiple forces of immigration, travel, electronic communication and more fluid employment patterns, we will find ourselves increasingly forced into contact with those who are significantly different from ourselves. Sadly however, the stranger is often a threat to be resisted rather than a friend to be embraced. In this context of in-your-face diversity, it is time to revisit the heart of the New Testament, with its claim that in Jesus Christ a new quality of human relationship is possible. In his letter to the Ephesians, the apostle Paul claims that Christians are a new kind of people, part of a new community: a ‘new humanity’ in Christ (Ephesians 2:15). We exist not in isolation, but in relationship. Dynamic Diversity contends that all Christian congregations everywhere are called to be bridging places, centres of reconciliation, where the major diversities separating human beings are overcome through the presence of God’s Holy Spirit. Bruce Milne presents a biblical model for today and tomorrow where the diversities of gender, generation, ethnicity, color and socio- economic status present exciting and challenging opportunities to demonstrate practical oneness. When this happens, churches become wonderfully alive. In Christ we can be one people, one new humanity, one life.

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  • Forgive And Forget

    $16.99

    Smedes shows readers how to move from hurting and hating to healing and reconciliation. With the lessons of forgiveness, readers can establish healthier relationships, reclaim happiness, and achieve lasting peace of mind.

    Deluxe edition includes such features as reading group guides, author interviews, maps, special updates, sneak peeks at upcoming books.

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  • Confessions Of An Adulterous Christian Woman

    $14.99

    Confessions of an Adulterous Christian Woman offers a rare and honest look at the destructive descent into adultery and reveals the redeeming power of God’s grace and His ability to restore a ruined life. Author Lyndell Hetrick Holtz was a pastor’s wife, Bible study leader, and retreat speaker who never believed she would commit adultery. She thought her involvement with ministry gave her extra protection from the temptation to have an affair. But, in her forties, her life began to crumble, and suddenly adultery seemed to be the solution for an unhappy life and marriage. With emotion and conviction, Lyndell reflects on the disillusionment and faulty beliefs that led to destructive decisions. She tells of the heartache and pain she experienced when her affair was discovered and the resulting consequences, including the loss of her 25 year marriage, her beautiful home, her witness in the community, her friends, and the respect of her four adult children. It seemed as if her life was over and her relationship with Christ forever ruined.

    But it was here, broken and sprawled in the dust of shame and defeat, where Lyndell encountered love unlike any she had ever known. With worship and humility, she shares how God lovingly embraced her shattered life and began to redeem, restore, and rebuild it in miraculous ways.

    Confessions of an Adulterous Christian Woman gives women a first-hand look at the destruction of adultery and provides the awareness needed to avoid assuming that Christian women are immune to adultery’s snare. This powerful story examines the devastating effects of adultery, but more importantly, reveals a God who continues to write His story of redemption, restoration, and reconciliation on the broken lives of humanity, taking us, from utter despair to undying devotion to Him and the unconditional, healing love He gives.

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  • Wounded For Us

    $10.95

    By focusing on the sacrifice Jesus made on our behalf — and powerfully linking it to our lives today — this comprehensive resource offers a compelling approach to observing Lent that truly prepares worshipers to experience Easter’s new hope, new possibilities, and new life. Based on the ancient tradition of the five wounds of Christ, Wounded For Us identifies places where we find ourselves hurting, then connects them to one of the wounds Jesus suffered and explores how Christ’s resurrection offers reconciliation and healing.

    Wounded For Us draws an imaginative analogy between Jesus’ wounds and these areas in our lives where we are wounded:
    * Head (crown of thorns) — our thoughts
    * Side (piercing) — our spirit and emotions
    * Back (scourging) — our hopes and dreams
    * Hands (nails) — our relationships
    * Feet (nails) — our actions

    With sermon and worship material for Ash Wednesday, the Sundays in Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday, Wounded For Us provides a complete package with everything needed for developing meaningful, thematically unified services throughout the Lenten season. Each sermon suggests an action plan that applies the “cure” of the gospel to our wounds, and reproducible outlines that help the congregation focus on the main themes are also included.

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  • Seeing Judaism Anew

    $118.00

    Preface
    Philip A. Cunningham And Ruth Langer
    A Sacred Obligation
    The Christian Scholars Group On Christian-Jewish Relations
    Introductory Essays

    Introduction
    Mary C. Boys
    The Shoah And Jewish Christian Relations
    Eva Fleischner
    God’s Covenant With The Jewish People Endures Forever

    The Enduring Covenant
    Mary C. Boys
    Jesus Of Nazareth Lived And Died As A Faithful Jew

    Jesus-A Faithful Jew
    Joseph B.Tyson
    The Death Of Jesus
    Joseph B.Tyson
    Ancient Rivalries Must Not Define Christian-Jewish Relations Today

    Ancient Rivalries And New Testament Interpretation: An Example From The Acts Of The Apostles
    Celia Deutsch
    Ancient Jewish-Christian Rivalries In The Shadow Of Empire: The Tensions Of The Past As Lessons For The Present
    Jean-Pierre Ruiz
    Christian Feminism And Anti-Judaism
    Mary C. Boys
    Jewish Feminist Scholars: Vibrant Voices In New Testament Study
    Deirdre Good
    Judaism Is A Living Faith, Enriched By Many Centuries Of Development

    “In Every Generation”: Judaism As A Living Faith
    Peter Pettit And John Townsend
    The Bible Both Connects And Separates Jews And Christians

    Contemporary Christians And Israel’s Ancient Scriptures
    Walter Harrelson
    Affirming God’s Enduring Covenant With The Jewish People Has Consequences For Christian Understandings Of Salvation

    Jesus As The Universal Savior In The Light Of God’s Eternal Covenant With The Jewish People: A Roman Catholic Perspective
    Peter Phan
    The Universal Significance Of Christ: A Protestant Perspective
    Clark M. Williamson
    Christians Should Not Target Jews For Conversion

    Covenant And Conversion
    Philip A. Cunningham
    Targeting Jews For Conversion Contradicts Christian Faith And Contravenes Christian Hope
    Joann Spillman
    Christian Worship That Teaches Contempt For Judaism Dishonors God

    The God Of Israel And Christian Worship
    John Merkle
    A Matter Of Perspective: An Alternative Reading Of Mark 15:38
    Rosann Catalano
    Translations Of The New Testament For Our Time
    Norman Beck
    We Affirm The Importance Of The Land Of Israel For The Life Of The Jewish People

    The Land Of Israel In The Cauldron Of The Middle East: A Challenge To Christian-Jewish Relations
    Michael McGarry
    Christians Should Work With Jews For The Healing Of The World

    The Challenge Of Tikkun Olam For Jews And Christians
    John T. Pawlikowski
    Christian-Jewish Relations After The Shoah: Hisorical Reflections

    The Road To Reconciliation: Protestant

    Additional Info
    In September 2002, twenty-one prominent Catholic and Protestant scholars released the groundbreaking document “A Sacred Obligation,” which includes ten statements about Jewish-Christian dialogue focused around a guiding claim: “Revising Christian teaching about Judaism and the Jewish people is a central and indispensable obligation of theology in our time.” Following the worldwide reception of their document, the authors have expanded their themes into Seeing Judaism Anew. The essays in this volume offer a conceptual framework by which Christians can rethink their understanding of the church’s relationship to Judaism and show how essential it is that Christians represent Judaism accurately, not only as a matter of justice for the Jewish people, but also for the integrity of Christian faith.

    By linking New Testament scholarship to the Shoah, Christian liturgical life, and developments in the church, this volume addresses the important questions at the heart of Christian identity, such as: Are only Christians saved? Why did Jesus die? Why is Israel so important to Jews, and what should we think about the conflict in the Middle East? How is Christianity complicit in the Holocaust? What is important about Jesus being a Jew?

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  • Seeing Judaism Anew

    $46.00

    Preface
    Philip A. Cunningham And Ruth Langer
    A Sacred Obligation
    The Christian Scholars Group On Christian-Jewish Relations
    Introductory Essays

    Introduction
    Mary C. Boys
    The Shoah And Jewish Christian Relations
    Eva Fleischner
    God’s Covenant With The Jewish People Endures Forever

    The Enduring Covenant
    Mary C. Boys
    Jesus Of Nazareth Lived And Died As A Faithful Jew

    Jesus-A Faithful Jew
    Joseph B.Tyson
    The Death Of Jesus
    Joseph B.Tyson
    Ancient Rivalries Must Not Define Christian-Jewish Relations Today

    Ancient Rivalries And New Testament Interpretation: An Example From The Acts Of The Apostles
    Celia Deutsch
    Ancient Jewish-Christian Rivalries In The Shadow Of Empire: The Tensions Of The Past As Lessons For The Present
    Jean-Pierre Ruiz
    Christian Feminism And Anti-Judaism
    Mary C. Boys
    Jewish Feminist Scholars: Vibrant Voices In New Testament Study
    Deirdre Good
    Judaism Is A Living Faith, Enriched By Many Centuries Of Development

    “In Every Generation”: Judaism As A Living Faith
    Peter Pettit And John Townsend
    The Bible Both Connects And Separates Jews And Christians

    Contemporary Christians And Israel’s Ancient Scriptures
    Walter Harrelson
    Affirming God’s Enduring Covenant With The Jewish People Has Consequences For Christian Understandings Of Salvation

    Jesus As The Universal Savior In The Light Of God’s Eternal Covenant With The Jewish People: A Roman Catholic Perspective
    Peter Phan
    The Universal Significance Of Christ: A Protestant Perspective
    Clark M. Williamson
    Christians Should Not Target Jews For Conversion

    Covenant And Conversion
    Philip A. Cunningham
    Targeting Jews For Conversion Contradicts Christian Faith And Contravenes Christian Hope
    Joann Spillman
    Christian Worship That Teaches Contempt For Judaism Dishonors God

    The God Of Israel And Christian Worship
    John Merkle
    A Matter Of Perspective: An Alternative Reading Of Mark 15:38
    Rosann Catalano
    Translations Of The New Testament For Our Time
    Norman Beck
    We Affirm The Importance Of The Land Of Israel For The Life Of The Jewish People

    The Land Of Israel In The Cauldron Of The Middle East: A Challenge To Christian-Jewish Relations
    Michael McGarry
    Christians Should Work With Jews For The Healing Of The World

    The Challenge Of Tikkun Olam For Jews And Christians
    John T. Pawlikowski
    Christian-Jewish Relations After The Shoah: Hisorical Reflections

    The Road To Reconciliation: Protestant

    Additional Info
    In September 2002, twenty-one prominent Catholic and Protestant scholars released the groundbreaking document “A Sacred Obligation,” which includes ten statements about Jewish-Christian dialogue focused around a guiding claim: “Revising Christian teaching about Judaism and the Jewish people is a central and indispensable obligation of theology in our time.” Following the worldwide reception of their document, the authors have expanded their themes into Seeing Judaism Anew. The essays in this volume offer a conceptual framework by which Christians can rethink their understanding of the church’s relationship to Judaism and show how essential it is that Christians represent Judaism accurately, not only as a matter of justice for the Jewish people, but also for the integrity of Christian faith.

    By linking New Testament scholarship to the Shoah, Christian liturgical life, and developments in the church, this volume addresses the important questions at the heart of Christian identity, such as: Are only Christians saved? Why did Jesus die? Why is Israel so important to Jews, and what should we think about the conflict in the Middle East? How is Christianity complicit in the Holocaust? What is important about Jesus being a Jew?

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  • Holy War Holy Peace

    $30.95

    Part I: Analysis
    1. The Interaction Between Religion And Culture In Peace And Conflict
    2. Family Myths And Cultural Conflict
    3. Political And Mythic Interdependencies
    4. Patterns Of Abrahamic Incrimination
    5. Conflict, Injury, And Transformation

    Part II: Practical Applications
    6. Patterns Of Abrahamic Reconciliation: Act, Ritual, And Symbol As Transformation
    7. The Use Of The Word And Its Limits: Dialogue As Peacemaking
    8. Ritual Civility, Moral Practices Of Interpersonal Exchange, And Symbolic Communication 9. De-escalation Plans And General Steps Toward A New Relationship
    10. Specific Steps Toward A New Relationship
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index

    Additional Info
    The Intifada of 2000-2001 has demonstrated the end of an era of diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The style of peacemaking of the Olso Accords has been called into question by the facts on the ground. Elite forms of peacemaking that do not embrace the basic needs of average people on all sides are bound to fail.
    The complete neglect of deeper cultural and religious systems in the peace process is now apparent, as is the role that this neglect has played in the failure of the process. Building on his earlier book, Between Eden and Armageddon , Gopin provides a detailed blueprint of how the religious traditions in question can become a principal asset in the search for peace and justice. He demonstrates how religious people can be the critical missing link in peacemaking, and how the incorporation of their values and symbols can unleash a new dynamic that directly addresses basic issues of ethics, justice, and peace.
    Gopin’s analysis of the theoretical, theological, and political planes shows us what has been achieved thus far, as well as what must be done next in order to ensure effective final settlement negotiations and secure, sovereign, democratic countries for both peoples.

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  • Reconcilable Differences : Hope And Healing For Troubled Marriages

    $32.00

    What does it take to really make right a severely damaged relationship? When going back to how things were is not nearly good enough, is there hope for true transformation and healing? Counselor and teacher Virginia Holeman waves together biblical insight and rich theological reflection while drawing from the best of current psychological studies on forgiveness, repentance and reconciling. Out of her own research you will hear the poignant stories of married couples who tell in their own words what its like to seek reconciliation in seemingly hopeless situation. Complete with honest and practical help, this book will be an encouragement to married couples who dare to hope for the healing and transforming of broken relationships and for counselors and pastors who want to work more effectively with them.

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  • Wounds Not Healed By Time

    $29.99

    How should we respond to injuries done to us and to the hurts that we inflict on others? In this thoughtful book, Wounds Not Healed By Time , Solomon Schimmel guides us through the meanings of justice, forgiveness, repentance, and reconciliation. In doing so, he probes to the core of the human encounter with evil, drawing on religious traditions, psychology, philosophy, and the personal experiences of both perpetrators and of victims.
    Christianity, Judaism and Islam call for forgiveness and repentance in our relations with others. Yet, as Schimmel points out, there are significant differences between them as to when and whom to forgive. Is forgiving always more moral than refusing to forgive? Is it ever immoral to forgive? When is repentance a pre-condition for forgiveness, and what does repentance entail? Schimmel explores these questions in diverse contexts, ranging from conflicts in a marriage and personal slights we experience every day to enormous crimes such as the Holocaust. He applies insights on forgiveness and repentance to the Middle East, post-apartheid South Africa, inter-religious relationships, and the criminal justice system.
    In Wounds Not Healed By Time , Schimmel also provides practical strategies to help us forgive and repent, preparing the way for healing and reconciliation between individuals and groups. “It is my belief,” Schimmel concludes, “that the best balm for the resentment, rage, guilt, and shame engendered by human evil lies in finding the proper balance between justice, repentance, and forgiveness.”

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  • Lion And The Lamb

    $65.00

    Winner of the Catholic Theological Soceity’s Best Book Award Description
    One of the most intriguing questions in contemporary American Christianity is whether the recent warming of relations between Catholics and conservative evangelicals promises a thaw in the ice age that has lasted since the sixteenth century. American evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics have hated and suspected one another since colonial times. In the twentieth century, however, each community has experienced radical change, and this has led to a change in the relationship between the two. In this book William Shea examines the history of this troubled relationship and the signs of potential reconciliation. His springboard is the recent publicity given to the 1993 document “Evangelicals and Catholics Together,” in which several well-known figures from each camp, acting as individuals, signed a statement affirming much more common theological and social ground than any other American Catholic-evangelical group had ever done. Looking back, Shea surveys the long and very bitter history of published recriminations that have flown back and forth between Catholics and many kinds of Protestants since the 16th century. He makes the case that Catholics and conservative Protestants reacted along parallel lines to western “modernity” – especially naturalistic evolution and higher criticism of the Bible). That deeper history leads him to the more recent history that has partially overcome the severe Catholic-evangelical antagonisms. Here he focuses on the rise of “neo-evangelicals” associated with Billy Graham and the National Association of Evangelicals and on the changes with the Catholic church since Vatican II. He goes on to offer systematic interpretations of recent evangelical literature on Catholics and Catholic literature on evangelicals. The book ends with some historical, but also theological, social and personal conclusions. This accessible, groundbreaking, and timely study will be indispensable reading for all interested in the religious landscape of America today.

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  • Biblical Survival Manual

    $24.99

    Throughout our lives, we’ve heard references about God from a variety of sources, both secular and religious. Yet it is through the scriptures that God reveals His character to us and displays His love, faithfulness and purposes. This is a book of compiled scriptures for Christian believers to meditate on and delight in. The purpose of this book is to share the goodness of the scriptures and encourage fellowship with God through His written Word. Life for all of us is full of challenges and battles. We fight everything from simple misunderstandings to gross injustices. We experience health problems, economic downturns, and moral failure. From loved ones to leaders, we sometimes find ourselves deceived or betrayed. There are times and seasons in everyone’s life where it seems like there’s no one on earth to trust. However, we have a Heavenly Father Who loves and cares for us. As we grow in our personal relationship with God, He develops a history of Himself in each one of our lives as He leads us victoriously through life’s seasons and daily challenges. God in His Word teaches us how to forgive, how to cast aside bitterness, how to pray and how to go on. He brings victory into the darkest places. His purpose is not always to shield us from adversity, misunderstandings and heartache, but He walks with us and leads us through life’s difficult seasons in victorious ways. The Biblical Survival Manual is a unique compilation of God’s Word, providing guidance for us as we journey through life. Amongst other things, this manual serves as: A Book of Encouragement meant to strengthen those going through the difficult seasons of life A Book of Inspiration for those seeking to learn more about the mercy, faithfulness and love of God A Book of Prayer & Spiritual Warfare for those willing to enter into intercessory prayer for others A Book of Reconciliation for those seeking to return home after a prodigal’s journey A Scriptural Guide & Reference for all those seeking after God’s heart and desiring to know His truth This manual is meant to enrich and strengthen you in your own unique journey. Read it, enjoy it and treasure it! You will not only want copies of this valuable reference for yourself, but copies also for your cherished friends, family members and associates.

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  • Targum Of Canticles

    $99.95

    Written in the eighth century, C.E. Targum Canticles offers one of the classic interpretations of the Song of Songs. In the relationship between the bridegroom and the bride in the Song, with its rhythm of communion, estrangement and reconciliation, the Targumist discovers allegorical history of God’s relationship to Israel from the first exodus from Egypt, to the final exodus from exile when the Messiah comes. The Targum of Canticles was one of the Song of Songs as the special reading for Passover. It was adapted in the medieval and early modern periods by Christian scholars who saw in the Song a cryptic history of Christ’s relationship to the Church. Targum Caticles has played a central role in the interpretation of one of the most puzzling books of the Bible.

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  • Divided By Faith

    $19.99

    Through a nationwide telephone survey of 2,000 people and an additional 200 face-to-face interviews, Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith probed the grassroots of white evangelical America. They found that despite recent efforts by the movement’s leaders to address the problem of racial discrimination, evangelicals themselves seem to be preserving America’s racial chasm. In fact, most white evangelicals see no systematic discrimination against blacks. But the authors contend that it is not active racism that prevents evangelicals from recognizing ongoing problems in American society. Instead, it is the evangelical movement’s emphasis on individualism, free will, and personal relationships that makes invisible the pervasive injustice that perpetuates racial inequality. Most racial problems, the subjects told the authors, can be solved by the repentance and conversion of the sinful individuals at fault.
    the authors throw sharp light on the oldest American dilemma. In the end, they conclude that despite the best intentions of evangelical leaders and some positive trends, real racial reconciliation remains far over the horizon.

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  • Fragmentation Of The Church And Its Unity In Peacemaking A Print On Demand

    $26.50

    241 Pages

    Additional Info
    The gospel places peacemaking at the center of the identity of the Christian church. Over the centuries, however, churches have divided over the specific place of this peacemaking imperative in their lives and teachings. This volume offers deep, ecumenical discussion of the relationship of the church to its peacemaking mission from the standpoints of history and the contemporary context. Contributors representing ten major faith traditions address this crucial topic from the perspective of their own churches and explore pathways that could lead to the reconciliation of existing differences.

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  • Hispanic Challenge : Opportunities Confronting The Church

    $28.00

    IVP Print On Demand Title

    Ortiz first explores the unique needs and concerns of Hispanics in the United States. Then he turns to key missiological issues, including Protestant-Catholic relationships, justice, racial reconciliation and ecclesiastical structures. The book focuses on leadership training, education, and contains interviews with Hispanic leaders which describe their models of ministry.

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  • Reading Pauls Letters To Individuals

    $34.00

    In this volume, Gloer and Stepp interpret Paul’s letter to Philemon and the Pastoral Epistles-Titus and 1 & 2 Timothy. Philemon tells a simple and straight-forward story of Philemon and his escaped slave Onesimus. How can the story of an escaped slave returned to his master hold any meaning for believers today? Indeed, in Philemon we encounter a practical working out of Paul’s foundational theological ideas-grace, faith, atonement, reconciliation, freedom in Christ, new creation, and the ethical life that stems from these.

    In their study of the Pastoral Epistles, Gloer and Stepp describe the continuation of Paul’s missionary work, the internal and external conflicts, and Paul’s gradual withdrawal from the work that has defined his life. In Paul’s absence, how will the churches address the conflicts and persecution? They survive and thrive by trusting the successors that Paul provided for them.

    Like other volumes in this unique series, Reading Paul’s Letters to Individuals focuses on comprehending the major themes of the epistles and their relationship to the understanding of the early Christian communities. With the focus on the work in its entirety rather than a verse-by-verse methodology, this volume will appeal to the professional and nonprofessional alike, as well as to college and seminary students.

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  • God And Marriage A Print On Demand Title

    $15.50

    Offering a new look at the increasingly unfashionable institution of marriage, Geoffrey Bromiley presents here a timely theological study which, unlike others books on marriage, aims exclusively to relate marriage to God as Creator, Son, and Holy Spirit. Bromiley observes that God’s work on reconciliation makes it possible for his people also to achieve reconciliation with one another, particularly in the marriage relationship.

    In addition to thoroughly discussing the relationship of the Trinity to marriage, Bromiley examines such topics as incest, adultery and fornication, celibacy, the permanency of marriage, and remarriage after the death of a partner.

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