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  • My Baptism Book

    $9.99

    This sturdy little board book is a simple collection of prayers, poems, and Bible verses — the perfect gift for a little child being baptized. Each page features beautiful color illustrations. With its reassuring message of God’s eternal love and care, My Baptism Book is a treasure.

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  • Why Should I Be Baptized

    $4.99

    Many new believers have questions about what it means to live as a Christian in the context of a local church, and pastors are looking for resources to pass along to their congregations to help them think biblically about the Christian life. 9Marks Church Questions is a new series that seeks to provide ordinary Christians with sound and accessible biblical teaching by answering common questions Christians have about church life. Each volume offers biblical answers and practical applications with the goal of nurturing healthy church practice and commitment. This booklet unpacks Scripture’s teaching on the importance of baptism in the local church by responding to 7 reasons that baptism is often neglected as well as answering 3 common questions about baptism.

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  • Baptism : Celebrating Your New Life In Christ

    $5.99

    Whether you’re being baptized yourself, offering a child for baptism, or reaffirming your baptism, Dr. Jeren Rowell has laid out everything you need to know about the process.

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  • What Is Baptism

    $3.00

    Christians agree that baptism is an essential practice in the church, and they also agree that it does not in itself save people from their sins. But why is there disagreement when it comes to whom should be baptized and how?

    In this booklet, Dr. R.C. Sproul introduces us to the sacrament of baptism and explains why well-meaning Christians come to different conclusions about it. As he unpacks its meaning, we see that baptism is a sign and seal of God’s promise of redemption, of cleansing from sin, and of new life in Christ.

    The Crucial Questions booklet series by Dr. R.C. Sproul offers succinct answers to important questions often asked by Christians and thoughtful inquirers.

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  • Baptism In Water And The Spirit

    $6.99

    An Oikos Books Title

    On the Day of Pentecost a huge crowd gathered to see what all the commotion was about. Peter stood and addressed them and a large number were “cut to the heart.” They asked Peter what they should do to have their relationship with God put to right, to which he replied: “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit . . .”

    Baptism in Water & The Spirit explores the implications of Peter’s instruction for today’s Christian. If you have ever pondered:
    *the meaning of water baptism and how important it really is?
    *what does it mean to be filled or baptized in the Holy Spirit?
    *whether the dramatic events of the Day of Pentecost were unique in history, or a pattern to be repeated in every generation of the Christian Church?

    . . . then this book is for you!

    This book sets forth a theological position for believers’ baptism (in water), and in the Holy Spirit, and has three types of people in mind:

    Firstly, those who are new believers. This book is for those new to the Christian faith as an encouragement toward some of the early steps of obedience and empowering in their Christian walk. Read it and discuss it with someone further on in the spiritual journey, like a pastor or small group leader.

    Secondly, some reading this book may have been Christians for many years, but have never been exposed to biblical exposition on believer’s baptism. They have a profound love for Jesus, but the church tradition they have grown up with has not stressed the significance of baptism by immersion. This book is a challenge to obey one of the foundational commands of Christ, and seeks to set forth as simply as possible the meaning of baptism, and why all Christians should participate in it.

    Thirdly, some reading this book may have been confused or concerned (perhaps even hostile) toward teaching about the work of the Holy Spirit. Talk of baptism in the Holy Spirit, and gifts of the Spirit, seem foreign and unsettling. This book attempts to lay out a theological foundation for what the Holy Spirit still does in the lives of believers. Many people who have been Christians for decades have testified to a profound sense of spiritual renewal through praying to be filled with the Spirit. God has touched them and changed them, and their experience of God’s power seems so much like that of the New Testament Church.

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  • Baptism : Answers To Common Questions

    $10.00

    This is a good introduction to baptism, written in an irenic spirit and covering a wide range of relevant material. I expect that many will find this helpful and will come to a richer appreciation of what baptism signifies.

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  • Order Of Baptism Of Children

    $28.00

    The revision of this Ritual Edition, the English translation according to the Second Typical Edition, is divided into seven chapters: Order of Baptism for Several Children; Order of Baptism for One Child; Order of Baptism for a Large Number of Children; Order of Baptism of Children to Be Used by Catechists in the Absence of a Priest or Deacon; Order of Baptism of Children in Danger of Death, or at the Point of Death, to Be Used in the Absence of a Priest or Deacon; Order of Bringing a Baptized Child to the Church; and Various Texts for Use in the Celebration of Baptism for Children. This volume also includes an Appendix-not found in the original edition-that is provided to assist Priests who wish to celebrate the Order of Baptism for Several Children within Mass or to celebrate the Order of Baptism for One Child within Mass. In addition, this edition incorporates changes in accord with the Third Typical Edition of The Roman Missal and the Abbey Psalms and Canticles (formerly The Revised Grail Psalms).

    This Ritual Edition will first be available on January 6, 2020. Its first-use date is February 2, 2020. Its use is obligatory as of April 12, 2020.

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  • Baptism Promises

    $10.00

    The perfect baptism gift!

    Baptism Promises helps explain to children the significance of their baptism and the promises their family and church community made to them during the sacrament. Featuring easy-to-follow language, bright, inclusive artwork, and four simple prayers, this inspiring book is perfect for gift-giving and comes in a board-book format so that even the smallest of hands can hold it. A special dedication page is included in the front of the book. Ideal for children ages 2-4.

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  • Today Is A Baptism Day

    $17.95

    * Sought-after resource for baptismal preparation for children and families, baptismal gifts, worship * Shows the diversity of family in a worship setting An ideal book to read with children to wonder and learn about baptism, with illustrations that reflect the diversity of God’s people. Grounded in the Episcopal liturgical tradition, it is an accessible and inviting introduction to baptism for children and families of many Christian traditions. While learning what occurs during a baptism service, the reader (both child and parent) will be guided through the sacramental and communal aspects of the celebration. Beautifully illustrated in full color, a dedication page encourages personalization of the book, making it a perfect baptism gift. A family section offers questions and suggests ways to go deeper in conversation about baptism, making it a resource that families will use again and again with their children.

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  • It Takes A Church To Baptize

    $16.99

    A popular New Testament scholar explores the biblical basis, history, meaning, and practice of infant baptism, arguing that it must begin with the family and then extend to the church.

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  • Baptism Of Your Child

    $9.00

    There are few things more joyous in a congregation than the presentation of a new baby or small child for baptism. But even lifelong Christians can lack an understanding of the theology and terminology surrounding baptism. The Baptism of Your Child answers common questions new parents and new members with small children may have about having their children baptized, and it includes prayers and ideas for helping children grow in their faith.

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  • Remembering Our Baptism

    $18.00

    Drawing on the roots of early Methodists, Philip Meadows urges readers to use the act of “remembering their baptism” to connect themselves to their own discipleship and mission. This will result in the daily shaping of their Christian lives by personal and corporate spiritual discipline, which is itself decidedly baptismal in character. When church communities of every size remember their baptism, they hold one another accountable for the life of disciplined discipleship and everyday witness. A great resource for small group study and clergy.

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  • Baptism : Its Purpose, Practice And Power

    $11.99

    Baptism: The confusion never seems to go away. Some Christians stress baptism as a gateway into the church. Others see it primarily as an individual’s testimony to faith and repentance. Still others concentrate on baptism in the spirit. Michael Green attempts to steer a straight, biblical course through the troubled waters of baptism. In seeking common ground among various Christian traditions, he looks first at what Scripture has to say and then assesses the strengths and weaknesses of differing views in that light. While insisting that baptism is not substitute for saving faith, he nevertheless makes a strong case for the practice of infant baptism, confronting head-on common objections to the practice as well as addressing the related problems of confirmation and rebaptism.

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  • Why Be Baptized

    $9.99

    In this wonderful book, filled with inspiring illustrations, questions will be addressed about this sacred ceremony called baptism.

    On a child’s level, we will first focus on the story of Jesus’baptism, then we will address why baptism is a special part of becoming a true child of God. Learning this truth will help your child understand this important ritual of the church and be obedient to God all the days of his or her life.
    You will find that reading this book to your child (especially ages 6 and above) will open up opportunities for you to talk about the love of God and the amazing plan of salvation for the human race.

    Every church should have this book available in your children’s classes.

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  • Lets Talk About Denominations And The Baptism

    $12.00

    Everyone knows that denominations are wrong, but no one is doing anything about it. This book was written for all to read-both Christians and non-Christians. Author Jesse Wilson hopes this book will be a blessing and a wakening for all Christians and an educational tool to the confused non-Christians. He hopes these words will close this centuries-old chapter on how we should baptize. We are followers of the apostles’ doctrine. We should do it according to their doctrine and according to Christ.

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  • Devoting Ourselves To The Prayers

    $24.99

    Dr. Stamm integrates the biblical, theological, and pastoral insight fitting of a liturgical scholar-pastor as he attempts to improve and deepen the church’s congregational practice of intercessory prayer. In Devoting Ourselves to the Prayers: A Baptismal Theology for the Church’s Intercessory Work, Dr. Stamm points to the strong biblical and historical connections between baptism and intercessory prayer, suggesting that intercessory prayer is a vocation-a calling-rooted in our common baptism. Imaginative, informative, and deeply committed to the idea that prayer is an essential practice of the church, this book not only addresses what has become the church’s neglect of intercessory prayer but the difference such praying makes.

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  • Of Water And The Spirit

    $26.00

    As the Church of England alone conducts more than 2500 baptisms each week and the number of adult candidates rises steadily, this robust and original study explores baptism as an expression of the church’s mission.

    Phillip Tovey explores baptism and confirmation in the Christian tradition through the lens of a biblical theology of baptism. Beginning with the practices and liturgies of the New Testament church, he traces their development through the early Christian centuries, the Middle Ages, the Reformation and its aftermath, in the context of world mission and in the modern secular age.

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  • Preparing For Baptism In The Episcopal Church

    $9.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780819231710Anne KitchBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2015Publisher: Church Publishing Inc. Print On Demand Product

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  • Jesus Speaks To Me About My Baptism

    $16.95

    Most children are baptized as infants. This beautifully illustrated book will endure for years after that special day, helping children to realize that at their baptism, they became a child of God and a member of his family, the Church. Jesus “speaks” directly to the children, explaining step by step what happened at their baptism and why. Each part of the rite is linked to a scene from Scripture, such as the story of Noah’s Ark and Jesus’ own baptism in the Jordan. Pages for photos and other memories make this a thoughtful gift for any child who is being baptized-a gift they will enjoy as they begin to understand the special friendship they have with Jesus.

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  • Baptism : The Believers Wedding Ceremony

    $12.99

    1. Meaning From Murky Waters
    2. The Wedding Ceremony Of Baptism
    3. A Resplendent Wedding
    4. What’s In A Marriage?
    5. How Essential Is The Ceremony?
    6. Can The Ceremony Be Delayed?
    7. Will Just Any Ceremony Do?
    8. The Union Of Two Spirits
    9. Infant Baptism – A Shotgun Wedding?
    10. Infant Baptism – An Arrange Marriage?
    11. Baptism – A Surprise Villain
    12. When The Marriage Falters
    13. Suppose There Is No Ceremony
    14. Reason For Concern

    Additional Info
    Drawing from the biblical picture of the church as the bride of Christ, F. LaGard Smith presents baptism as the believer’s wedding ceremony with Christ. The result is a sublime view of baptism far surpassing traditional notions of dutiful obedience and magic-like ideas of baptismal regeneration. Through the wedding analogy, baptism is elevate to a personal proclamation of love and loyalty through which true spiritual conversion is given meaning and vitality.

    Baptism: The Believer’s Wedding Ceremony is the most compelling book on the subject of baptism in recent years. More important, its sobering message about the crying need for personal faith and commitment provides the key for re-establishing a vibrant church in our time.

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  • Should I Get My Baby Baptized

    $14.49

    Should I get my baby baptized? Is christening a baby the right thing to do? If you are asking these questions, it shows that you have a genuine concern for your child’s future-a future that will be in serious jeopardy if you as a parent are not careful to make wise decisions on your child’s behalf. The fact is, infant baptism is only the first in a long line of critical choices that you will have to make in the foreseeable future. These decisions will determine what kind of person this little baby you are holding in your arms will ultimately become, as well as their eternal destiny. Having a child makes you a parent, and parents-in God’s eyes-are responsible for training their child in the teachings of the Lord. This book first helps you understand God’s teaching on the subject of baptism, and then moves on from there to share proven Christian child raising techniques that will help you raise a child that will bring you joy as a parent. Ben Kniskern was born on November 25, 1954 in Albany, New York. He was raised nearby in Delmar, New York, where he graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 1972. Over the past eighteen years, he has spent time as a Christian school teacher, teen and adult Sunday school teacher, Awana T&T leader, Word of Life teen leader, church guest speaker, author, and since 2001 he has been a summer volunteer at the Word of Life Family Campground in Pottersville, New York. Besides his own personal daily Bible study since 1995, Ben has taken classes through Liberty Home Bible Institute and has profited from some of the finest Bible teaching in America during his summers at the Word of Life Family Campground.

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  • My Baptism Bible

    $17.95

    Celebrate baby’s new life with this treasured keepsake and prepare the way for a lifelong friendship with Jesus by introducing little ones to their first Bible stories and prayers. Personalizable pages for gift dedication, birth details, ancestry, and early milestones forever cherish baby’s birth and Baptism. My Baptism Catholic Edition is not only a precious memnto, but a gidt that will impress the faithupon our little blessings as they grow in God’s love.

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  • Baptism In The New Testament

    $20.00

    Originally published in 1950 as the first title in the series Studies in Biblical Theology, Baptism in the New Testament was welcomed as, and has continued ever since to be an invaluable contribution to the debate set afoot by Barth in his booklet, The Teaching of the Church Concerning Baptism. `Here the reader can study the fresh, stimulating and constructive researches of one of the great Biblical scholars of Europe into the burning question of the origins of baptism. Dr Cullmann is an ardent protagonist of infant baptism, which is the subject of intense debate at the moment. He rightly deplores Barth’s attempts to discredit the practice. On the basis of the kinship between circumcision and baptism on the one hand, and between the proselyte bath of the Jews and baptism on the other, he makes a forceful plea for the spiritual reality and legitimacy of baptizing infants. This is an essay which is packed with profound scriptural analysis; its relevance to current discussion in the Church of England is obvious’ (Church Times). ‘Of the merits of this essay there is little need to speak. The author is a well-known expert in matters relating to the origins of Christianity, and he has also a fine apprehension of the theological issues involved. He treats his subject under the four heads : the foundation of baptism in the work of Christ; baptism as acceptance into the body of Christ; baptism and faith; and baptism and circumcision … Not everyone will agree entirely with the author’s account of what takes place in baptism, but there can be no doubt that he is right in his general stress upon the objective character of this sacrament. We are indebted to him also for useful discussions of various texts and passages of the New Testament. It will be a surprise to some that there is even less New Testament evidence for the adult baptism of the children of believing Christians than there is for their baptism as infants. The linking of baptism with circumcision is very ably done, and in an appendix on an early baptismal formula the genuineness of Acts 8.37 is defended and the relevance of Christ’s blessing of the children displayed’ (The Life of Faith).

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  • Water Of Baptism Water For Life

    $12.95

    This illustrated activity book for ages 8-11 can be used in an educational or devotional setting at home, church, or school.

    Water connects all physical and spiritual life. Besides being essential for life, water is the visible sign of Baptism, which calls us to serve others in the world. Having clean water for all God’s children is an act of justice, love, respect and a core value of what it means to be a Christian.

    These activities tap into multiple learning levels and offer a variety of ways for children to interact with this core value of our faith, making a direct connection for young people between their faith and daily life. Activities also connect clean water and the Millennium Development Goals.

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  • Everything Is Sacred

    $16.99

    Baptism is the beginning of one’s life in the community of the church, and the “gateway” to the rest of the sacraments.
    * Isn’t it better to get baptized when you’re older, and can understand what you’re doing?
    * Does my baby have to be baptized immediately?
    * Will my child go to hell, limbo or purgatory if-God forbid-he or she dies before baptism?
    * Why are so many baptisms done during the Mass these days?
    * What’s the role of the godparents? Do they have to be Catholics? Christians? Believers?
    These are questions from good Catholics that deserve good answers. If people remain confused about baptism, they will be confused about the sacramental life of the church, and, by extension, their faith.

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  • Baptism In The Holy Spirit

    $44.99

    Baptism in the Holy Spirit is one of James Dunn’s most influential books and has become a classic. Forty years after its original publication it still sparks debate and appears on many Reading lists. In an extensive Preface to this fortieth anniversary edition, James Dunn engages with the debates about the book since it was first published. In Baptism in the Holy Spirit James Dunn argues that water baptism is only one element in the New Testament pattern of conversion and initiation. The gift of the Spirit, he believes, is the central element. For the writers of the New Testament only those who had received the Holy Spirit could be called Christians. For them, the reception of the Spirit was a very definite and often very dramatic experience–the decisive and climactic experience in conversion and initiation–to which Christians were usually recalled when reminded of their Christian faith and experience. James Dunn uncovers the place of the gift of the Holy Spirit in the total complex event of becoming a Christian.

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  • Baptism In The Reformed Tradition

    $40.00

    This premier work considers the development of the doctrine of baptism in the Reformed tradition. John Riggs studies the major early Reformers, concentrating on Calvin’s views, and then traces the development of the doctrine through the Reformed Confessions, Reformed Orthodoxy, and into Schleiermacher’s thought. Twentieth-century debates are discussed as they illuminate earlier tensions and differing views from the past.

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  • Down In The River To Pray

    $15.99

    Baptism is more important than you think. But not for the reasons you suppose.

    Combining careful Bible study with enlightening historical survey and practical suggestions, this book provides a rich resource for deepening and renewing a central practice of the Christian faith.

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  • Passage Into Discipleship

    $16.99

    Passage Into Discipleship is designed to help older children and youth more faithfully prepare for the act of baptism by teaching what it means to walk a Christian journey.

    This book incorporates four different learning models that stimulate young people in being excited about becoming followers of Jesus. Learning models include classroom instruction, community and communal hands-on experiences, mentors that guide youth throughout the process, and a day-long retreat that concludes the curriculum.

    Topics discussed in the book include confession, contrition, covenant, community, and connection, which are each coupled with key scripture texts. Each topic covered connects church theological concepts with daily life application.

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  • Baptism : Three Views

    $25.00

    In Baptism: Three Views, editor David F. Wright has provided a forum for thoughtful proponents of three principal evangelical views on baptism to state their case, respond to the others, and then provide a summary response and statement. Sinclair Ferguson sets out the case for infant baptism, Bruce Ware presents the case for believers’ baptism, and Anthony Lane argues for a mixed practice.

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  • Baptism : A Bible Study Wordbook For Kids

    $5.99

    This series of Children’s Wordbooks features important topics that will hellp kids grow in their faith. Perfect for use in Sunday School, Bible clubs, midweek programs, children’s church, even at home with a parent, these biblically based books are packed with Scripture, activities and ideas for personal application. Students will enjoy mazes, word searches, coloring pages, cryptograms, quizzes, certificates and much more!

    ?The Baptism wordbook is part of a series that is most beneficial when used in conjunction with the other wordbooks in the series: Salvation, Church, Giving and Communion. Baptism provides an excellent introduction to children who are curious about the idea of becoming baptized. This book explains why someone may be baptized: to show others that they have joined God’s family! Also illustrated are detailed descriptions of how someone is baptized and by whom. To a child curious about this unique and special opportunity to tell others about his or her faith, this booklet is a perfect guide. Perhaps most importantly, this wordbook presents the child with the question of whether or not they are in fact ready to be baptized. Activities include a crossword puzzle, word search, coloring page, quiz and “Certificate of Spiritual Birth.”

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  • Infant Baptism And The Silence Of The New Testament

    $11.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9781932307702Bryan HolstromBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2008Publisher: Ambassador-Emerald International Print On Demand Product

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  • Baptism : A Users Guide

    $14.99

    To see baptism as merely a ceremony greatly limits the meanings of Christian baptism, says Martin Marty, in this practical and inspirational new look at baptism. Martin Luther recommended that believers should begin and end their day reminding themselves of their baptism and then go to work joyfully or to sleep cheerfully.
    Baptism, says Marty, is at the heart of the everyday, life-long spiritual journey as he explores such questions as:
    How did early Christians understand and practice baptism?
    What difference does baptism make in our daily life?
    How does baptism manifest itself in our relationships, our choices, our faith?

    With great insight and wisdom Marty brings us both the history of baptism and a useful guide to its application for everyday life. The book includes questions for reflection and discussion.

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  • Biblical Critique Of Infant Baptism

    $14.99

    This book looks at the various arguments for infant baptism and critiques them through the use of biblical exegesis. Though gracious in its tone, it does come to the conclusion that infant baptism is not found in the Scriptures. It provides an excellent defense of believer’s baptism. It is clear, precise and well documented.

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  • Baptized Body

    $15.00

    Preface
    1. Starting Before The Beginning
    2. “Baptism” Is Baptism
    3. The “Body Of Christ” Is The Body Of Christ
    4. Apostasy Happens
    5. A Tale Of Three Servants
    Appendix: The Sociology Of Infant Baptism

    Additional Info
    What does baptism do to the baptized? Nothing? Something? In this study, Peter Leithart examines this single question of baptismal efficacy. He challenges several common but false assumptions about God, man, the church, salvation, and more that confuse discussions about baptism. He aims to offer a careful and simple discussion of all the central biblical texts that speak to us about baptism, the nature of signs and rites, the character of the church as the body of Christ, and the possibility of apostasy. In the end, he urges us to face up to the wonderful conclusion that Scripture attributes an astonishing power to the initiation rite of baptism.

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  • From Exorcism To Ecstasy

    $30.00

    Surveying the views on baptism of eight of history’s most influential theologians, explains the development and bases for the variety of interpretation and practice of this holy sacrament throughout modern Christianity.

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  • My Baptism Book

    $14.99

    This delightful keepsake may be the gift-of-choice for children baptized this Easter, and for kids on the occasion of First Communion, as a profound but simple way to remind them of the meaning of Baptism.

    My Baptism Book includes prayers that are easy to commit to memory and to say at bedtime, along with very simply expressed statements of Christian belief that are appropriate for the youngest of children.

    The message of My Baptism Book is one of God’s eternal love and care. For ages 0-8.

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  • Infant Baptism In Historical Perspective

    $54.99

    These important and incisive essays, spanning more than two decades of research and engagement, probe facets and episodes of infant baptisms’ fortunes over twenty centuries. The story of paedo baptism is traced from its shadowy beginnings as a variant of faith-baptism, through inflated Reformation defenses as it monopolized baptismal thought and practice, to biblical and ecumenical reevaluations and hopeful contemporary rapprochements across divisive waters.

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  • Understanding Four Views On Baptism

    $16.99

    Christians have long differed with one another on both the meaning and the practice of water baptism. Using the classic Counterpoints forum of presentation-critique-response, this insightful book explores four prominent views of baptism held by different branches of Protestantism: Baptist, Christian Church/Church of Christ, Lutheran, and Reformed.

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  • Why Baptize Babies

    $5.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780975391457Mark HorneBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2007Publisher: Canon Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Taking The Plunge

    $16.95

    You’ve chosen the godparents, dressed the baby in yards of white, and headed to church for the christening. Now what? What does the sacrament of baptism mean in your child’s life – and yours? In Taking the Plunge, parents explore how the Baptismal Covenant helps to shape the experience of raising children. What are you promising when you baptize your child? Why are “please” and “thank you” theological words, not simply polite things to say? Anne Kitch writes with a light touch and includes plenty of real-life stories.

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  • Promise Of Baptism

    $29.50

    The sacrament of baptism from a Reformed perspective is clearly and thoughtfully outlined in this useful book. James Brownson carefully explains the scriptural basis, the theological underpinnings, and the practical implications of this particular element of the faith. Organized into brief, tightly focused chapters “each of which centers on a key question” and introducing and defining key terms in the course of the discussion, The Promise of Baptism will be an important resource for pastors, as well as for students or laypersons seeking to better understand this sacrament that lies at the heart of the church’s life.

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  • Baptism Services Sermons And Prayers

    $14.99

    This is a resource for pastors and worship leaders who take Christian baptism seriously and who recognize their own role in creatively shaping these traditional practices. Provides worship resources for a variety of pastoral and congregational settings, several teaching sermons on baptism, and a section of prayers of thanksgiving over the water of baptism.

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  • We With Our Children

    $16.00

    Print on demand

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  • Baptism Of Your Child 3 Pack

    $20.00

    This one-of-a-kind resource is the perfect giftbook for Presbyterian pastors and Christian educators to give to parents whose children are about to be or who have recently been baptized. The giftbook includes a baptismal certificate; questions and answers about baptism that reflect a Presbyterian and Reformed understanding of the sacrament; available space for families to store mementos of the child’s baptism; and a host of suggestions for parents, families, and churches to celebrate baptism as a significant early step in the faith journey of children.

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  • Essential New Testament

    $17.49

    The Essential New Testament is a new translation of the New Testament from the Greek text. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that every time the word “baptism” occurs in the New Testament (approximately ninety-five times), it is translated “immersion” or the grammatically appropriate form of that word. This translation should be an asset to pastors who preach immersion as the only form of baptism. It should also be helpful in new members’ classes where immersion is taught. It is so much easier for a baptism candidate to understand why baptism is by immersion if he or she has a New Testament Translation that has the word “immersion” in place of the word “baptism.” I think that pastors and lay leaders who believe baptism is to be done by “sprinkling” should also put together a New Testament, replacing the word “baptism” with “sprinkling.” The good news is that no matter which form of baptism people practice, salvation comes by faith in the Christ of the Bible and not from any form of baptism.

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  • Christs Own Forever Parent Godparent Journal

    $7.50

    This interactive journal invites parents and godparents on a child’s spiritual journey as he or she takes this important first step.

    If you are ordering a quantity of 30 or more, please call 1-800-824-1813 to receive your volume discount.

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  • Christs Own Forever Leaders Guide

    $24.00

    The Leader’s Guide provides clergy and lay people with a flexible, succinct framework for meeting with parents, informally or in a group setting. Includes background on baptism and Christian initiation, as well as guidance on preparation for baptism in the Episcopal Church today. Guidance is provided for preparation and follow-up with parents who are parish members and those who are unchurched. (Living the Good News)

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  • God Should I Be Baptized

    $12.99

    There is nothing more important than the spiritual training of your children. And now there is this one-of-a-kind resource. It is a study for kids ages 8-12 to help them know God’s plan for them and to prepare them for believer’s water baptism. It is an essential teaching tool that answers your questions and so much more.

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  • God Chose You

    $9.99

    This special gift book by Julie Dietrich helps children and adults understand the significance of becoming God’s child in Baptism. It is accompanies by a CD with an engaging song called God Knew Your Name.

    With this gift set, your children learn that through Baptism they receive the gift of faith, the forgiveness of sins, and the promise of eternal life in heaven with Jesus.

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  • To A Thousand Generations

    $10.00

    The issue of baptism operates against the backdrop of the divine promises to Christian parents. Only after we understand parenthood can we properly turn to a discussion of baptism. This book aims to offer a fresh approach.

    In a doctrinal matter of this importance, the standards of evidence are high. In arguing for biblical infant baptism, it is not sufficient for us to say that infant baptism is merely consistent with the Scriptures, or that a biblical case can be made for it. In order for us to be satisfied that we are being biblical Christians, we must be content with nothing less than a clear biblical case requiring infant baptism.

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  • Living Water

    $6.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780664501457James DavisonBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2000Publisher: Geneva Press Print On Demand Product

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  • By Water And The Spirit

    $10.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780881772012Gayle FeltonBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2000Publisher: Upper Room Ministries Print On Demand Product

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  • Come To The Waters

    $17.00

    Come to the Waters is an invitation to pastors and congregations to make the transforming power of God in Christ accessible to all persons. This book faces squarely the emerging mission frontier and proposes a daring alternative in making the gospel accessible to all persons, especially adults who have little or no experience with the life and faith of Christians.

    Part 1 focuses on welcoming and walking with persons on the journey of conversion. Part 2 provides model services and commentary that congregations may use in celebrating the stages and transitions of this journey.

    First book in the Christian Initiation Series.

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  • Clean Water Red Wine Broken Bread

    $7.00

    The Christian faith proclaims a standing invitation to a grand and glorious banquet. But those who wish to attend this feast must first be washed. This washing is declared by the clean water of baptism. After we are washed, we may sit down at the Lord’s Supper, consisting of red wine and broken bread.

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  • Baptism And Ministry

    $19.95

    A collection of essays issued under the direction of the Standing Liturgical Commission (SLC) on baptism and ministry. Topics addressed are welcoming new ministers, reaffirmation of ordination vows, confirmation/reception, and baptismal ministry.

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  • Continuing The Reformation

    $39.95

    1. The Tradtional Anglican Pattern
    2. The Emergence Of A Eucharistic Ecclesiology
    3. The Renewal Of Baptism
    4. The Dilemma Of Confirmation
    5. Admission To Communion
    6. Turning Points
    7. Toward A New Pattern Of Christian Initiation: Communion Of All The Baptized
    8. Redefining Confirmation
    9. The 1979 Baptismal Rite
    10. Enriching The Prayer Book
    11. Baptism And Reaffirmation Of Faith
    Includes Appendices, Bibliography, And Index.

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    This book documents the church’s developing focus on baptism within the context of the liturgical movement, the emerging understanding of the eucharist, prayer book revision, and the confirmation dilemma. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, the author presents a credible case in support of her belief that a baptismal ecclesiology is emerging from these events that have enabled people to accept a radically different initiatory pattern in the church. This book exhibits clarity on the issues discussed with the support of solid scholarship and lucid writing.

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  • What Do Lutherans Believe About Baptism

    $5.95

    How can pastors explain infant baptism using scripture? When John Conrad looked for resources to help him, he found none that addressed the issue from an almost exclusively scriptural viewpoint. And he discovered that couples from differing religious backgrounds (such as Baptist and Roman Catholic) often opted not to baptize their children mainly because they couldn’t come to any point of agreement. So Conrad decided to fill this void — and his research is an excellent clarification of this often murky topic. What Do Lutherans Believe About Baptism? will be useful to pastors as background for a sermon series or as information to share with parents preparing for baptism. It also makes for an excellent short study on baptism for adult classes.

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  • Baptism In The New Testament

    $18.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780802814937George Beasley-MurrayBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 1999Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Print On Demand Product

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  • Mystery Of Baptism

    $27.95

    As the Church continues to try to clarify the meaning of baptism, well-known liturgical scholar Kenneth Stevenson provides important insights into the historical issues with which we still wrestle. Is baptism a private or a public act? Is the symbolism of the rite still appropriate? Does the language of the baptismal service remain meaningful in a secular age? In order to answer these and other pressing questions, we must understand the thinking of those who have come before us. Stevenson does just that by looking at the writings of the 17th century Anglican divines such as Lancelot Andrewes, George Herbert, Richard Hooker, Richard Baxter, Jeremy Taylor and others, all of whom have a vital and prophetic significance for our understanding and practice of baptism today. Dr. Kenneth Stevenson is the Bishop of Portsmouth and a leading Anglican scholar. A member of the Doctrine Commission of the Church of England, he is the author of numerous books, including Covenant of Grace Renewed and The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Anglican Tradition, which is available from Morehouse Publishing, and Abba, Father.

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  • This Gift Of Water

    $25.99

    Gayle Carlton Felton traces the development of baptismal theology and practice in Methodism from John Wesley through the 1992 General Conference.

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  • Holy Baptism And Services For The Renewal Of Baptism

    $22.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780664246471Binding: Trade PaperPublished: 1992Presbyterian Supplemental Liturgical ResourcesPublisher: Westminster John Knox Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Christian Initiation And Baptism In The Holy Spirit

    $39.95

    Up to now the teaching on the baptism in the Holy Spirit has been based on a few scriptural texts whose interpretation was disputed. Now new evidence found in the post-biblical authors demonstrates that what is called baptism in the Holy Spirit was integral to Christian initiation. This means baptism in the Spirit does not belong to private piety but to public official liturgy and is normative. Kilian McDonnell indicates how the scripture evidence was received in the early post-biblical period, and George Montague reveiws the New Testament texts.

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  • Is The Cross Still There

    $12.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9781556732799George BassBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 1991Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Baptism : Christs Act In The Church

    $24.99

    Baptism is a gift from God to the church. If it is not, why make such a fuss about it? We may as well abolish the practice and thus put an end to the confusion and competing notions that surround it. Baptism is God’s gift to the church, Christ’s act within the church. This is a fundamental assumption. Now we must try to make sense of such a bold assertion. Few issues within the church are as controversial as baptism. By which method should it be administered? At what age? What if one changes denominations? Laurence Stookey sifts through the confusion and rhetoric to offer this practical, biblically sound guide to baptism. He examines the sacrament from historical, theological, and pastoral perspectives, and looks at how it has been altered through the ages. Stookey also suggests possible reforms, practices that need restoring and proper occasions for the service.

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  • Infant Baptism And The Covenant Of Grace A Print On Demand Title

    $27.50

    Paul Jewett, author of the creative and highly provocative book Man As Male and Female, here turns his critical attention to the practice of infant baptism. Jewett does not accept the traditional “covenant” argument for baptizing infants, and this book explains why he believes this argument fails.

    Infant baptism is not a subject which can be isolated. For, as Jewett would have his readers understand, one’s view on this issue is integrally related to one’s view of the sacraments in general and thereby to the whole doctrine of the church and salvation. Thus it is understandable that what appears to be a minor theological question has had such divisive effects on the church.

    A discussion of the historical source of infant baptism begins Jewett’s critique and introduces such issues as the distinction between infants and children, the silence of certain early church fathers on the subject, infant communion, and catechetical instruction.

    The second and major portion of this book examines the theological issue, focusing specifically on the covenant argument, which suggests that baptism replaces circumcision as the sign of the covenant and thereby is given to infants. This argument, Jewett claims, fails to take into account the historical character of revelation, and contains certain contradictions.

    Jewett concludes with a creative defense of believer baptism, one which is theologically responsible and which recognizes the profound truths of covenant theology.

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  • Shape Of Baptism

    $29.95

    After revealing the genesis of the Roman tradition of initiation, Kavanagh moves on to the tensions between traditional practice and the need for change. He stresses the Church’s ongoing need to focus its efforts on its main concern-the initiation of new members.

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