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  • Rethinking The Dates Of The New Testament

    $29.99

    This paradigm-shifting study is the first book-length investigation into the compositional dates of the New Testament to be published in over 40 years. It argues that, with the notable exception of the undisputed Pauline Epistles, most New Testament texts were composed 20 to 30 years earlier than is typically supposed by contemporary biblical scholars. What emerges is a revised view of how quickly early Christians produced what became the seminal texts for their new movement.

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  • Scapegoats : The Gospel Through The Eyes Of Victims

    $34.00

    Scapegoats are innocent victims who have experienced blame and violence at the hands of society. Rene Girard proposes that the Gospels present Jesus as a scapegoat whose innocent death exposes how humans have always created scapegoats. This revelation should have cured societal scapegoating, yet those who claim to live by the Gospels have missed that message. They continue to scapegoat and remain blind to the suffering of scapegoats in modern life.

    Christians today tend to read the New Testament as victors, not as victims. The teachings and actions of Jesus thus lose much of their subversive significance. The Gospels become one harmonized story about individual salvation rather than distinct representations of Jesus’s revolutionary work on behalf of victims. Scapegoats revisits the Gospel narratives with the understanding that they tell scapegoats’ stories, and that through those stories the kingdom of God is revealed. Bashaw goes beyond Girard’s arguments to show that Jesus’s whole public ministry (not only his death) combats the marginalization of victims. These scapegoat stories work together to illuminate an essential truth of the Gospels–that Jesus modeled a reality in which victims become survivors and the marginalized become central to the kingdom.

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  • In The Fullness Of Time

    $44.99

    An Exegetical Study of the Book of Acts and Pauline Theology

    Christians meticulously research the apostle Paul, but often skip a crucial starting point: the foundations of his deeply nuanced theology. Some studies on the book of Acts attempt to touch on every major theme in Paul’s letters, making them difficult to understand or prone to leaving out important nuances. Christians need a biblical, theological, and exegetically grounded framework to thoroughly understand Paul’s theology.

    In this book, Richard B. Gaffin Jr. gives readers an accessible introduction to Acts and Paul. Building on a lifetime of study, Gaffin teaches on topics including the redemptive-historical significance of Pentecost; eschatology; and the fulfillment of redemptive history in the death and resurrection of Christ. In the Fullness of Time is an exegetical “textbook” for pastors, students, and lay leaders seeking to learn more about Acts and Paul from a Reformed and evangelical perspective.

    Explores the Foundations of Paul’s Theology: Offers a nuanced look at the core of Paul’s thinking

    Wide-Ranging Audience: A valuable study for pastors, theology students, and lay leaders

    Thorough Yet Accessible: An in-depth look at Pauline theology that’s accessible to readers

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  • Way Of Abundance

    $34.00

    Justice, even divine justice, is concrete. It addresses flesh-and-blood persons and the systems, structures, and conditions under which they live. God’s vision of abundant human living is not restricted to the spiritual realm but extends even to our material circumstances. But in today’s complex economy, what specific changes to public policies and institutions could lead to a just economy?

    In The Way of Abundance, economist and minister Edith Rasell examines Old and New Testament teachings on economic justice in the context of the ancient economic systems and circumstances they addressed. Drawing on the biblical narrative and on research from the social sciences, Rasell examines three eras–the ancient Israelites’ settlements in Canaan, the time of the monarchies, and first-century Palestine–and describes the transition from a non-monetized, subsistence-based economy to a commercial one with wage labor, product markets, and a surplus that benefited a tiny elite. But across this vast expanse of time and economic transition, the Bible called for a just economy. And its vision of economic justice can be a vision for justice seekers today. The book concludes with specific public policy proposals and personal practices that would move contemporary society closer to the Bible’s economic vision.

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  • Revealing Revelation Workbook

    $14.99

    Approach Revelation with Clarity and Confidence

    This companion workbook to Revealing Revelation-the product of many years of careful research in Bible prophecy-offers you a clear and exciting overview of God’s perfect plan for the future. Inside you’ll find…

    *principles from the Bible that equip you to better interpret the end-times signs and occurrences Revelation describes

    *explorations of other key prophecy passages in Scripture that bring clarity to the teachings in Revelation

    *insights that provide you with practical wisdom about how the message of Bible prophecy is relevant to your life today

    There’s no time like right now to prepare for your everlasting future! The Revealing Revelation Workbook will give you a clearer picture of the fascinating, enigmatic final book of the Bible.

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  • Revealing Revelation : How God’s Plans For The Future Can Change Your Life

    $17.99

    God Wants Us to Know How It Ends

    Revelation is the only book of the Bible that promises a blessing for its readers. It was written because God wants us to know what the future holds and how these prophetic truths provide wisdom, reassurance, and discernment for today–more so now than ever.

    From bestselling author Amir Tsarfati, Revealing Revelation examines what the Bible’s final book makes known about the end times and beyond. With accessible teaching that allows Scripture to speak for itself, you’ll take a closer look at the:

    *timeline of God’s plan for both believers and unbelievers before, during, and after the tribulation

    *process that the Lord has uniquely and intentionally prepared for Israel in the end times

    *encouragements, challenges, and warnings Jesus gave to prepare us for His return

    Revealing Revelation will inspire you to look at the days to come with hope and excitement as you realize that this final book of the Bible is Jesus’ love letter to the church. Get ready to grow stronger in your faith as you celebrate Christ’s soon return and the magnificent eternity He has promised you.

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  • Foreshadows : 12 Megaclues That Jesus’ Return Is Nearer Than Ever

    $17.99

    “‘Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.'”
    –Matthew 24:42

    In Matthew 24, Jesus gives His disciples a profound, detailed description of what will happen during the end times prior to His return. As we strive to follow His command to keep watch, how can we know that we are drawing nearer to that day?

    Foreshadows explores 12 major trends that point toward the ever-nearing of earth’s final days–and how these trends reveal God’s breathtaking love, faithfulness, wisdom, and strength. As you read, you will…

    *identify events happening in today’s world that align with prophecies described in the Bible

    *discern between the prophetic truths God reveals in His Word and the common misbeliefs about the end times based on speculation

    *look with confidence and rejoicing toward the future God has promised you

    Foreshadows will inspire you to be filled with hope as God holds our chaotic world firmly within His control. Behind the scenes, He is at work–setting the stage for Christ’s return and the glorious future that follows!

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  • Non Prophets Guide To Prophecy For Young People

    $14.99

    This funny and fact-filled exploration explains to preteens what Bible prophecy is, why it is so important, who the prophets were, and a whole lot more.

    Bible prophecy for kids? Sounds crazy, right? Maybe not. The fulfilled and future prophecies contained in Scripture are more mind-blowing than any superhero story or action-packed adventure…because they are 100% true!

    Young readers will join the Non-Prophet and his pet frog Plague on comical capers that illuminate the basics of Bible prophecy and apologetics through fun factoids and awesome infographics. Preteens will gain a greater appreciation for God’s Word and a deeper understanding of His exciting plans for their lives.

    God’s awesome promises are waiting for your child to discover!

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  • Around The Bible In 80 Days

    $16.99

    Scripture shares a basic story, from God’s first creative act in the beginning to its final scene the renewal of all creation as a new heaven and earth. Around the Bible in 80 Days offers you an accessible guide to the Bible’s high points that can enrich your faith and help you better understand God’s overall redemptive story. On this 80-day excursion, join master teacher John Mark as he encourages you to reflect deeply on specific Scriptures and what they say about God’s unfolding drama. Each short section ends with prayer and meditative questions that can help you better understand God and yourself.

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  • Rethinking The Dates Of The New Testament

    $49.99

    This paradigm-shifting study is the first book-length investigation into the compositional dates of the New Testament to be published in over 40 years. It argues that, with the notable exception of the undisputed Pauline Epistles, most New Testament texts were composed 20 to 30 years earlier than is typically supposed by contemporary biblical scholars. What emerges is a revised view of how quickly early Christians produced what became the seminal texts for their new movement.

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  • From Paradise To The Promised Land

    $69.99

    This accessibly written textbook has been a popular introduction to the Pentateuch for over twenty-five years. It identifies the major themes of the first five books of the Bible and offers an overview of their contents. Unlike some academic studies, it focuses on how the books from Genesis to Deuteronomy form a continuous story that provides an important foundation for understanding the whole Bible. This new edition has been substantially updated throughout to reflect the author’s refined judgments and to address the future of pentateuchal studies.

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  • From Paradise To The Promised Land Fourth Edition

    $36.99

    This accessibly written textbook has been a popular introduction to the Pentateuch for over twenty-five years. It identifies the major themes of the first five books of the Bible and offers an overview of their contents. Unlike some academic studies, it focuses on how the books from Genesis to Deuteronomy form a continuous story that provides an important foundation for understanding the whole Bible. This new edition has been substantially updated throughout to reflect the author’s refined judgments and to address the future of pentateuchal studies.

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  • Good Samaritan : Luke 10 For The Life Of The Church

    $24.99

    The story of the good Samaritan in Luke 10 is one of Jesus’s most well-known parables. It continues to fascinate readers for its powerful imagery and ethical significance.

    In this exposition, New Testament scholar Emerson Powery shows how this classic and beloved text can speak afresh to the life of the church today. Powery explains that in every generation, followers of Jesus need to be reminded that mercy is a natural consequence of faith. Jesus’s parable of the good Samaritan emphasizes this point in a dramatic way by placing an “enemy” as the central hero of the story. Powery explores diverse interpretations of the good Samaritan, carefully investigates this parable within the theology of the Gospel of Luke, and connects the parable to contemporary events. The book encourages readers to think through the ethical implications of this story for their own context.

    The Touchstone Texts series addresses key Bible passages, making high-quality biblical scholarship accessible for the church. The series editor is Stephen B. Chapman, Duke Divinity School.

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  • Texts Of Terror 40th Anniversary Edition

    $22.00

    In this seminal work of biblical studies, renowned scholar Phyllis Trible focuses on four variations on the theme of terror in the Bible. By combining the discipline of literary criticism with the hermeneutics of feminism, she reinterprets the tragic stories of four women in ancient Israel: Hagar, Tamar, an unnamed concubine, and the daughter of Jephthah. In highlighting the silence, absence, and opposition of God, as well as human cruelty, Trible shows how these neglected stories–interpreted in memoriam–challenge both the misogyny of Scripture and its use in church, synagogue, and academy.

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  • Old Made New

    $17.99

    Many Bible readers have difficulty understanding the Old Testament’s connection to the New Testament, and some even believe it’s obsolete in light of God’s new covenant. In reality, New Testament writers alluded to earlier books of the Bible roughly 300-400 times. The Old Testament isn’t outdated; it’s critical to understanding the rest of Scripture.

    In Old Made New, Greg Lanier explains how New Testament authors used the Old Testament to communicate the gospel and present the person and work of Jesus. He also explains what the Old Testament teaches Christians today about the church’s identity and ethics. Writing for a broad range of readers, Lanier distills thorough research into simple, descriptive examples and tips. His 3-step method explains how to identify and explore an Old Testament passage and see how it’s “remixed” in the New Testament to thoughtfully engage with Scripture.

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  • 50 Final Events In World History

    $24.99

    How much do you know about the end of the world?

    In The 50 Final Events in World History, beloved and respected pastor Robert J. Morgan takes readers on a journey through end-times prophecy, walking step-by-step through the end of the world to the dawn of the new kingdom of heaven.

    Heard of worldwide pandemics? Weapons of mass destruction flashing through the air? Global water and air contamination? The nation of Israel restored after 2,000 years, encircled by hostile nations and buffered by the nation of Jordan? Air evacuations with machines having two wings? Threats from Russia and Asia? Extremism in Turkey? Clamor for globalization? Hand implants for commerce and security? The gospel penetrating unreached places? Violent persecution? Cascading wickedness? The world falling apart?
    All of this is predicted in the book of Revelation.

    If you find yourself baffled and maybe even a little intimidated by end times and the book of Revelation, The 50 Final Events in World History will be a:

    *comprehensive yet easy-to-understand overview of the book of Revelation,
    *resource you can turn to again and again,
    *helpful tool that translates the events of Revelation both literally and sequentially, and
    *guide to interpret present circumstances as well as future events.

    Revelation is the Bible’s final words on the world’s last days. The key is understanding its simple sequence of events-one after another, clearly laid out­-the fifty final events in world history.

    This is information we need to know now since we might soon be on the doorstep of event #1.

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  • Godly Kings Of Judah

    $14.99

    What will your legacy be?

    Long ago, God’s people were divided into two kingdoms. The land of Judah–with Jerusalem as its capital–was led by twenty kings, only eight of whom were good. Not even half! What does that tell you? That it’s hard to follow God to the end and leave a legacy that’s remembered well.

    Bible teacher Cynthia Cavanaugh wants you to meet the good kings of Judah who earned a reputation for godliness and received the Lord’s favor. Though their names aren’t well known to us, their examples should be celebrated. Cynthia takes you deep into the Word of God, heading into the often-overlooked corners of 1-2 Kings and 1-2 Chronicles to uncover these ancient rulers whose lives–full of ups and downs–have hidden lessons for us today.

    In The Godly Kings of Judah, you’ll embark on an 8-week Bible study that leads you through a process of repentance, renewal, and revival. The Old Testament kings will be your companions as you fight the Lord’s battles, topple the idols that claw at our hearts, and bring reformation to the holy people of God. Don’t miss out on this exciting adventure! Because when all is said and done, you want the legacy of the godly kings to be your own as well: “She did what was right in the Lord’s eyes.”

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  • Ruth Esther : Your God Will Be My God

    $9.99

    As the only two books to bear women’s names, Ruth and Esther are unique in the Bible. They are also part of a minority of biblical books in which God does not directly speak or make overt appearances but works behind the scenes, through faithful followers, to communicate the will and love of God. Ruth and Esther tell very different stories, but they share in common a few key themes that are important for Christians today, including: the sovereignty of God; the ability of God to provide; the radical and inclusive love of God; and the way God’s followers can love God by loving neighbor and, by loving neighbor, reveal God’s love to the world. Journey through the uncommon lives of Ruth and Esther in order to find your own place in the story of God.

    A faithful reading of God’s Word leads to a faithful response from God’s people. The Shaped by Scripture series teaches a simple, engaging method of studying the Bible that will lead to honest interpretation and a changed relationship with God.

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  • Present Evil Active God

    $17.99

    Can we truly believe God is active and good amidst such rampant evil? Are there satisfying answers as to why our creator has allowed so much evil to flourish?

    We tend to believe either God must not be loving or must not be actively involved. Yet throughout history, believers and nonbelievers alike have pressed forward to respond to this great challenge at the core of all life. From Lenin, to Mao and Hitler, to Tolstoy, Gandhi, and MLK Jr., adjunct professor of biblical studies Jered Gritters details how some of the worst evil has not prevented the greatest solution the world has ever seen from having its impact.

    Applying the Sermon on the Mount, an all-important relational approach demonstrates how anyone can help to solve the problem of evil in any time or place. With empirical evidence backed up by history and a biblical foundation, the existence of evil is shown not to be the unsolvable conundrum many tend to think it is. Solidly researched and carefully translated, Gritters collects the historical theology and philosophy to demonstrate how God is actively pursuing a solution to evil and inviting us to participate with him in it.

    Exploring why God allowed evil in the first place, Present Evil, Active God brings fuller context and needed synthesis to what God has always been doing–deeply engaging in bringing about his intended solution to our inescapable struggle with evil. In the end, those with eyes to see will recognize with new clarity the masterful plan designed to satisfy our existential crisis once and for all.

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  • Whats The Message

    $15.95

    In an attention-challenged world, this book attempts to present to a new generation the core of biblical teaching so as to be both accessible and relevant for a new generation of spiritual seekers from all religions (or none), and all walks of life. Here twenty-five key passages from the Bible are presented, along with ten major scriptural themes. The author’s approach involves specific scriptural passages from Genesis through the New Testament, along with a brief reflection aimed to make these more understandable and helpful for modern readers. The themes include love of God and neighbor, guides to prayer, service to others, mercy and forgiveness, as well as spiritual renewal.

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  • Introducing The Pseudepigrapha Of Second Temple Judaism

    $47.00

    2020 Center for Biblical Studies Book Award (Reference Works)

    This book introduces readers to a much-neglected and misunderstood assortment of Jewish writings from around the time of the New Testament. Dispelling mistaken notions of
    “falsely attributed writings” that are commonly inferred from the designation “pseudepigrapha,”

    Daniel Gurtner demonstrates the rich indebtedness these works exhibit to the traditions and scriptures of Israel’s past. In surveying many of the most important works, Introducing the Pseudepigrapha of Second Temple Judaism shows how the pseudepigrapha are best appreciated in their own varied contexts rather than as mere “background” to early Christianity or emerging rabbinic Judaism. Foreword by Loren T. Stuckenbruck.

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  • Hidden Order Of Intimacy

    $32.50

    The image of the Golden Calf haunts the commentaries that thread through Leviticus. This catastrophic episode, in which the Israelites (freed from Egyptian slavery and forty days after their momentous encounter with God at Mount Sinai) worship a pagan idol while Moses is receiving the Torah from God on the mountaintop, gives the mostly legalistic text a unique depth and resonance. According to midrashic tradition, the post-traumatic effects of the sin of the Golden Calf linger through the generations, the sin to be “paid off” in small increments through time. Post-biblical perspectives view this as the diffusion of punishment, as well as a way of addressing the on-going phenomenon of idolatry itself.

    These after-effects of the Golden Calf incident are imaginatively explored in Avivah Zornberg’s magnificent textual analysis. She brings the rabbis of the Talmud, medieval commentators, Hasidic scholars, philosophers, psychoanalysts, and literary masters–from Aristotle and Rashi to the Baal Shem Tov, Franz Rosenzweig, Sigmund Freud, and George Eliot–into her pathbreaking discussion of the nature of reward and punishment, good and evil, Eros and Thanatos, and humankind’s intricate and ever-fascinating encounter with the divine.

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  • Destruction Of The Canaanites

    $14.99

    How can a good God command genocide?

    In this short, accessible offering, Charlie Trimm provides the resources needed to make sense of one of the Bible’s most difficult ethical problems-the Israelite destruction of the Canaanites as told in the books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, and Judges.

    Trimm begins with a survey of important background issues, including the nature of warfare in the ancient Near East, the concept of genocide (with perspectives gleaned from the field of genocide studies), and the history and identity of the Canaanite people. With this foundation in place, he then introduces four possible approaches to reconciling biblical violence:

    1. Reevaluating God-concluding that God is not good.

    2. Reevaluating the Old Testament-concluding that the Old Testament is not actually a faithful record of God’s actions.

    3. Reevaluating the interpretation of the Old Testament-concluding that the Old Testament does not in fact describe anything like genocide.

    4. Reevaluating the nature of violence in the Old Testament-concluding that the mass killing of the Canaanites in the Old Testament was permitted on that one occasion in history.

    The depth of material provided in concise form makes Trimm’s book ideal as a supplementary textbook or as a primer for any Christian perturbed by the stories of the destruction of the Canaanites in the Old Testament.

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  • Render Unto Caesar

    $28.99

    The revered Bible scholar and author of The Historical Jesus explores the Christian culture wars–the debates over church and state–from a biblical perspective, exploring the earliest tensions evident in the New Testament, and offering a way forward for Christians today.

    Leading Bible scholar John Dominic Crossan, the author of the pioneering work The Historical Jesus, provides new insight into the Christian culture wars which began in the New Testament and persist strongly today.

    For decades, Americans have been divided on how Christians should relate to government and lawmakers, a dispute that has impacted every area of society and grown more rancorous over the past forty years. But as Crossan makes clear, this debate isn’t new; it can be found in the New Testament itself, most notably in the tensions between Luke-Acts and Revelations.

    In the texts of Luke-Acts, Rome is considered favorably. In the book of Revelations, Rome is seen as the embodiment of evil in the world. Yet there is an alternative to these two extremes, Crossan explains. The historical Jesus and Paul, the earliest Christian teachers, were both strongly opposed to Rome, yet neither demonized the Empire.

    Crossan sees in Jesus and Paul’s approach a model for Christians today that can be used to cut through the acrimony and polarization roiling our society and dividing us.

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  • Case For Heaven Young Readers Edition

    $16.99

    Is heaven real? What is it really like? Award-winning author Lee Strobel tracked down the evidence and provides answers to the questions children 8-12 ask about both heaven and hell in this young reader’s edition of The Case for Heaven that is perfect for teaching your child about the biblical evidence for eternal life.

    Every child wonders at some point what happens after we die-especially after the loss of a pet, a grandparent, or another loved one. Lee Strobel (The Case for Christ) understands your child’s questions, and presents a kid-friendly examination of the evidence for heaven, packed full of research that:

    *Helps readers 8-12 understand the biblical, historical, and contemporary facts about the afterlife in a logical and easy-to-follow way

    *Explains what happens after we die

    *Explores what heaven and hell are really like, based on tested biblical truths

    *Presents what it means to have eternal life

    The Case for Heaven Young Reader’s Edition is perfect for:
    *Sunday school and homeschool education
    *Comforting kids 8-12 following a death, and reassuring those experiencing grief
    *Unpacking biblical principles in a way anyone can understand

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  • Philippians A Biblical Study

    $15.99

    Internationally renowned author and Bible teacher Joyce Meyer provides a close study on Philippians, emphasizing the true joy that comes from serving others through Christ.

    Paul’s letter to the people at Philippi serves as a reminder that if we search for joy in possessions, places, or people, we will always come up short. True, lasting joy comes only through faith in Jesus Christ, living in harmony with His followers, and serving others in the name of Christ. The life lived by the Philippians is still attainable today. In her comprehensive approach, Joyce Meyer takes a deep dive into well-known and beloved verses, identifying key truths and incorporating room for personal reflection.

    Joyce’s Philippians provides a key study tool that will help you develop a stronger relationship with God. If you take time to examine His word, you’ll see how much He loves you and how much He desires that you live a joyful, content life on earth!

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  • Ancient Wisdom : An Introduction To Sayings Collections

    $34.99

    This book surveys and analyzes twenty-seven major collections of wisdom sayings from antiquity, including texts from ancient Egypt, the ancient Near East, ancient Israel and early Judaism, early Christianity, and the Greco-Roman world. Through the diversity of these selections, readers are exposed to wisdom literature from a wide array of historical, cultural, and linguistic settings, which unfolds into a larger understanding of how different ancient peoples articulated a gnomic understanding of life.

    Throughout this useful guide, Walter Wilson keeps a constant eye on the relation of the wisdom texts to the worlds from which they emerged-paying close attention to each text’s distinctive thematic profile and how its moral agenda was mapped onto the reader’s social landscape. Where appropriate, he discusses affinities between the different collections and draws conclusions about ancient wisdom literature as a genre.

    For further study, each entry includes a short bibliography directing the reader to an up-to-date translation of the collection in question and other relevant secondary texts, making this an ideal starting point for anyone studying wisdom literature of the ancient world.

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  • Literarily : How Understanding Bible Genres Transforms Bible Study

    $14.99

    Don’t just read the Bible literally–read it Literarily.

    A lot of times, we treat Scripture like it’s all the same from Genesis to Revelation. After all, it only has one Author. Isn’t it just one big book, identical from beginning to end?

    While it’s true that the Bible is unified, it is also diverse. The Bible can be grouped according to key categories, called genres, that help us to read and properly interpret the Scriptures. An understanding of these genres, and the literary themes and devices used within them, makes all the difference when encountering God’s Word.

    Long-time Bible teacher Kristie Anyabwile discovered as she prepared her lessons that a single inductive approach doesn’t do justice to the variety of genres that make up the Word of God. Because Scripture is a collection of writings that spans 1,500 years, many literary styles are represented and each must be taken into account for the fullest understanding of God’s Word. Kristie shows you the immense value of studying the Bible literarily–that is, according to the literary style presented in a particular book, chapter, or passage. In Literarily, Kristie will take you through these eight distinct genres:

    *Law
    *History
    *Prophecy
    *Poetry
    *Gospels
    *Epistles
    *Wisdom
    *Apocalyptic

    The Bible is an epic story that God has revealed to us through diverse genres and literary features. Its message and method are both meant to transform our hearts. Our goal as interpreters isn’t to meld the Scriptures into a bland conglomerate, but to recognize the multiple forms in which God’s Word comes to us. In so doing, we’ll encounter the ongoing story of Jesus’s redemption and learn how He calls His people to live in our complex world today.

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  • Prophets : Introducing Israel’s Prophetic Writings

    $49.00

    The prophets remain figures of enduring interest and importance in contemporary Judaism, Christianity, and even secular society. The Prophets introduces students to the rise of prophecy in ancient Israel, possible ancient Near Eastern parallels, the messages of individual prophets, and the significance of the compositional and editorial history of the prophetic writings. The book guides students into leading questions and issues in contemporary scholarship, and surveys different contemporary approaches to the messages of the prophets.

    Part 1 introduces the prophets and prophecy in context. The rise of prophecy, the role of the prophet, key themes, and the fate of prophecy are explored. Part 2 profiles Israel’s prophets during the eighth century, the exile, and the postexilic period. This section will also look at each book of the prophets and how the prophetic writings fit within the complete Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament. These chapters also provide insights into interpreting the prophetic writings today, including Jewish and Christian interpretations, prophecy and prediction, and the secular legacy of Israelite prophecy.

    This textbook includes numerous images, charts, and maps to enhance the experience of the students.

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  • Mysteries Of The Messiah

    $18.99

    Now available in trade paper! Are you settling for half the story? Highlighting connections that have been hidden from non-Jewish eyes, Rabbi Jason Sobel will connect the dots between the Old and New Testament, helping you see the Bible with clarity as God intended.

    Most people–even people of faith–do not understand how the Bible fits together. Too many Christians accept half an inheritance, content to embrace merely the New Testament, while Jewish people may often experience the same by embracing only the Old Testament. But God has an intricate plan and purpose for both the Old and the New.

    In Mysteries of the Messiah, Rabbi Jason Sobel reveals the many connections in Scripture hidden in plain sight. Known for his emphatic declaration “but there’s more!” he guides us in seeing the passion and purpose of the Messiah. Mysteries of the Messiah:

    *uncovers connections between the Old and New Testaments,

    *connects the dots for readers with details about Jesus, the Torah, and biblical characters, and

    *is written with the unique perspective of a rabbi with an evangelical theological degree.

    No matter how many times you have read the Bible, Mysteries of the Messiah will bring fresh perspective and insight. God’s Word, written by many people over thousands of years, is not a random selection of people and stories. Rabbi Jason Sobel connects the dots and helps us see with clarity what God intended.

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  • Excavating The Evidence For Jesus

    $24.99

    Examine the Evidence Surrounding Jesus

    No other figure has impacted history like Jesus. Yet today, he’s often seen as a mythical character whose legend increased over time. So what does the historical and archaeological evidence say about Jesus?

    Archaeologist Dr. Titus Kennedy has investigated firsthand the discoveries connected to Jesus’ birth, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection. He has visited and excavated where Jesus walked, and examined the artifacts connected to Jesus’ life. Here, he presents an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the research and findings that illuminate the historicity of Christ as presented in the Bible.

    Excavating the Evidence for Jesus progresses chronologically through the Gospels, noting the many relevant archaeological, historical, geographic, and literary findings. As you read, you’ll be able to decide for yourself whether the evidence confirms the existence and story of Jesus, and determine whether the Gospels are worthy of being approached not as legends, but as history. Further, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the historic basis of Christianity, a richer knowledge of the ancient world, and an evidence-based perspective on the reliability of the Bible.

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  • These 12 : The Gospel Through The Apostles’ Eyes

    $18.95

    The apostles weren’t random, interchangeable parts?mere pawns that Jesus exploited to accomplish his mission. No, these men were the mission. In this riveting re-examination of familiar Gospel events from the ground-floor perspective of Christ’s hand-picked heirs, author Rod Bennett takes you on a journey through the eyes of the apostles. Re-discover the true meaning of apostleship established by Jesus over 2000 years ago, and why it’s an essential mark of the one Church that Jesus founded to make the whole world his Chosen People.

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  • Words Of Love

    $18.00

    The Ten Commandments are more than a list of ancient rules. Beneath the surface, they offer a profound invitation to healing and transformation. In this unique Bible study, readers will discover that the Ten Commandments are words from the heart of God, given to reconcile creation to Creator and God’s people to one another. In Words of Love, Eugenia Anne Gamble dives into each of the Ten Commandments and examines their application for modern-day Christians, going beyond the letter of the law to a spiritual truth pointing us toward wholeness and well-being. Each chapter includes a spiritual practice and questions for reflection and discussion to help readers engage deeply with the message of each commandment, whether individually or in a group.

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  • On Purpose : Understanding Gods Freedom For Women Through Scripture

    $17.99

    Many Christian women are torn between how the church has taught traditional gender roles and the liberty they see secular society afford to women. But what if the church’s conventional teachings on the place of women aren’t really biblical at all?

    On Purpose is a serious study on the verses in the Bible that have often been interpreted to define the role of women in the church, at home, and in the workplace. Each chapter focuses on a single passage, considering what it meant to the original recipients, understanding each author’s intent, and applying its true meaning in today’s cultural setting. With each chapter, Julie Coleman thoroughly reveals how the timeless principles in the Bible actually teach freedom for women. In fact, when rightly understood, these verses are a wake-up call that we are handicapping the church’s role on earth by limiting women unnecessarily. Instead, men and women should be working side by side for the advancement of the kingdom of God.

    Written without anger or judgment, and with no agenda but to delve deep into the Bible, On Purpose is an enlightening study offering a fresh, scriptural perspective. It’s time to set women free to answer God’s call on their lives–and set the church free to function the way God truly desires.

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  • Glory Of God And Paul

    $28.00

    The apostle Paul’s theology of glory has its foundations in the biblical drama of creation, fall, redemption, and consummation, and in the identity of Jesus as revealed in his teachings, life, death, and resurrection.

    The triune God, who is intrinsically glorious, graciously and joyfully displays his glory, largely through his creation, human image-bearers, providence, and redemptive acts. God’s people respond by glorifying him. God receives glory and, through uniting his people to Christ, he shares his glory with them–all to his eternal glory. Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson explore the glory of God in Paul’s letters with regard to the Trinity, salvation, the resurrection, the new covenant, the church, eschatology, and the Christian life. God intends his glory to impact many areas of believers’ lives: their gradual transformation from glory to glory (2 Cor 3:18) occurs as they meditate and reflect on the splendor of the Lord.

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  • If The Tomb Is Empty Study Guide

    $13.99

    If the tomb is empty, then anything is possible.

    Whether you’re a new believer, a seasoned servant of the faith, or maybe you don’t know what you are, join pastor Joby Martin as he traverses the peaks and valleys of six Biblical mountains–Mount Moriah, Mount Sinai, Mount Carmel, the Mount of Beatitudes, the high mountain on which Jesus was tempted, and the Mount of Transfiguration. In scripture, these mountains are used by God for His purposes because they are where God chooses to manifest Himself. And none more so than on the seventh and final mountain where this story begins and ends: the Cross of Jesus Christ on Mount Calvary, and the empty tomb that means so much for us.

    That Jesus walked out of the tomb alive, and that right this second the Son of God lives, matters for everyone who would believe it. So if the tomb is empty, what does it mean for you? The answer is clear: everything.

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  • Samaritan Womans Story

    $24.00

    Most Christians have heard a familiar description of the Samaritan woman in John 4: she was a sinner, an adulteress, even a prostitute.

    Throughout church history, the woman at the well has been seen narrowly in terms of her gender and marital history. What are we missing in the story? And what difference does our interpretation of this passage make for women and men in the church? Caryn A. Reeder calls us to see the Samaritan woman in a different light. Beginning with the reception history of John 4, she pulls back layers of interpretation entangled with readers’ assumptions on women and sexuality. She then explores the story’s original context, describing life for women and expectations regarding marriage and divorce in the first century. With this clarified lens, Reeder’s exegesis of the passage yields refreshing insights on what the Gospel says–and does not say–about the woman at the well. Throughout the book, Reeder draws connections between interpretations of this text and the life of the church. The sexual objectification of the Samaritan woman and minimization of her positive contribution has ongoing consequences for how women are seen and treated–including in the failure of many Christian communities to respond well to accusations of abuse. In the age of #MeToo and #ChurchToo, The Samaritan Woman’s Story offers a bold challenge to teach the Bible in a way that truly honors the value and voices of women.

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  • Typology Understanding The Bibles Promise Shaped Patterns

    $39.99

    Read the Bible with Fresh Eyes as You See Scripture’s Promise-Shaped Patterns

    When you read the Bible, have you ever noticed parallels between certain people, events, and institutions? Should we understand Noah as a kind of new Adam, and if so, does that somehow point us to the second Adam? How are we to interpret these similarities?

    In Typology–Understanding the Bible’s Promise-Shaped Patterns, author James M. Hamilton Jr. shows that the similarities we find in the Bible are based on genuine historical correspondence and demonstrates how we recognize them in the repetition of words and phrases, the parallels between patterns of events, and key thematic equivalences. When read in light of God’s promises, these historical correspondences spotlight further repetitions that snowball on one another to build escalating significance.

    This book stimulates fresh thinking on the relationship between the Old and New Testaments and will help pastors, preachers, and students better understand the dynamics of inner-biblical interpretation. It explores several of the “promise-shaped patterns” we see in the Old Testament including:
    *Adam and New Adam
    *Prophets, Priests, and Kings
    *The Righteous Sufferer
    *Creation
    *Exodus and New Exodus
    *Marriage

    Hamilton shows that the prophets and sages of Israel learned to interpret Scripture from Moses and his writings. And by tracing the organic development of subsequent biblical patterns, he explains how these patterns created expectations that are fulfilled in Christ. Jesus himself taught his followers to understand the Old Testament in this way (Luke 24:45), and the authors of the New Testament taught the earliest followers of Jesus how to read the Bible through a typological lens.

    Typology–Understanding the Bible’s Promise-Shaped Patterns equips pastors, bible teachers, students, and serious Bible readers to understand and embrace the typological interpretive perspective of the biblical authors. You will learn to read the Bible as it was intended by its original authors while cultivating a deeper love and appreciation for the Scriptures.

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  • 40 Days Through The Bible

    $19.99

    Find the better you’ve been longing for.

    Lysa TerKeurst, the First 5 team and the Online Bible Studies team have come together to write a Bible study just for YOU!

    We know the Bible is a big book and can oftentimes feel overwhelming. Lysa and Proverbs 31 team wanted to create a study that would help you understand the story of the Bible from start to finish.

    In 40 Days Through the Bible: The Answers to Your Deepest Longings, you will:

    *Take a journey through the storyline of the Bible in 40 days so you can see major themes, how they are all connected and what that means for us as we read the Bible today.

    *Discover the eight major things humanity longs for and how Jesus fulfills all of them for us.

    *Stop the endless cycle of seeking and searching for satisfaction and find the answers to your deepest longings.

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  • Luke Acts In Modern Interpretation

    $31.99

    A biographical and interpretive history of Luke-Acts scholarship

    Luke-Acts in Modern Interpretation explores the lives and work of ten interpreters who have significantly influenced the study of the Lukan writings over the past 150 years. The chapters contain short biographical sketches of the scholars that illuminate their personal and academic lives, summaries and evaluations of their major works, and analysis of the ongoing relevance of their work in contemporary scholarship on Luke-Acts.

    Key thinkers surveyed include the following:
    * Adolf Harnack
    * Martin Dibelius
    * F. F. Bruce
    * Loveday Alexander
    * C. K. Barrett
    * Richard Pervo

    An introduction and a conclusion by Stanley Porter and Ron Fay trace the development of Luke-Acts scholarship from the 1870s to the present and examine how these ten scholars’ studies have shaped the field. Those invested in understanding the recent history of scholarship on Luke-Acts will find here a valuable deposit of historical insight into biblical studies.

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  • Read This First

    $14.99

    The Bible is the most extraordinary book you’ll ever read; it’s how God speaks directly to us and how his Spirit works to change us. But it can seem intimidating, confusing and even a little bit boring.

    In this book, Gary Millar shows you that the skills you need to read the Bible are not beyond your grasp. In a warm, approachable style, he gives you the tools to read and understand the Bible for yourself, helping you move from confusion to confidence as you enjoy refreshment in God’s word.

    Whether you are a new believer and don’t know where to start or you have been a Christian for a while but have never got into a regular habit of Bible reading, this book will equip you to get going. As you read the Bible, you will hear God speak, and you will be changed to be more like Jesus. Don’t miss out!

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  • God In Story Who We Are

    $17.99

    Are you wanting to go deeper in Scripture but don’t know how? Have you tried reading through the Bible but feel overwhelmed? Ill-equipped? The Bible Companion Series can help. A simple one-chapter-a-day format lets you engage with Scripture without the pressure of schedules, homework, or heavy reading loads. Short daily readings and thought-provoking questions connect your story to God’s Word.

    In Genesis and Exodus, God reveals Himself as a loving Creator who longs to walk through life with you. Book 1,?God in Story: Who We Are, takes you deep into God’s plan to share His life and wisdom with those who love and follow Him. The series’ storytelling approach will keep you reading, even through the most difficult passages. Find hope in the stories of ordinary men and women in the Bible whose encounters with God transformed them and reversed the direction of their lives. Discover that what God has done for them, He can do for you.

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  • You Need A Better Gospel

    $39.99

    Too often, the church hasn’t done justice to its own gospel because it has neglected how much the New Testament message is about deep involvement in life with God. Senior New Testament scholar Klyne Snodgrass offers a corrective, explaining that the church will never be what it is supposed to be without a recovery of the gospel.

    This brief, accessibly written, and timely book shows that the biblical message is about attachment to Christ, participation in his death and resurrection, and engagement in his purposes. Snodgrass demonstrates that understanding and appropriating the gospel of participation conforms with what the church’s great thinkers have emphasized throughout history and enables the church to recover its true identity.

    This book brings the notion of participation in the gospel to a wider church audience. While other studies on this topic focus mostly on Paul’s writings, You Need a Better Gospel shows that participation is the emphasis of the entire Bible, including the Old Testament. The real gospel, which offers participation in life with God, is astounding in its beauty and its power for life.

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  • You Need A Better Gospel

    $22.99

    Too often, the church hasn’t done justice to its own gospel because it has neglected how much the New Testament message is about deep involvement in life with God. Senior New Testament scholar Klyne Snodgrass offers a corrective, explaining that the church will never be what it is supposed to be without a recovery of the gospel.

    This brief, accessibly written, and timely book shows that the biblical message is about attachment to Christ, participation in his death and resurrection, and engagement in his purposes. Snodgrass demonstrates that understanding and appropriating the gospel of participation conforms with what the church’s great thinkers have emphasized throughout history and enables the church to recover its true identity.

    This book brings the notion of participation in the gospel to a wider church audience. While other studies on this topic focus mostly on Paul’s writings, You Need a Better Gospel shows that participation is the emphasis of the entire Bible, including the Old Testament. The real gospel, which offers participation in life with God, is astounding in its beauty and its power for life.

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  • God Behaving Badly

    $18.00

    God has a bad reputation.

    Many think of God as wrathful and angry, smiting people right and left for no apparent reason. The Old Testament in particular seems at times to portray God as capricious and malevolent, wiping out armies and nations, punishing enemies with extreme prejudice. But wait. The story is more complicated than that. Alongside troubling passages of God’s punishment and judgment are pictures of God’s love, forgiveness, goodness, and slowness to anger. How do we make sense of the seeming contradiction? Can God be trusted or not? David Lamb unpacks the complexity of the Old Testament to explore the character of God. He provides historical and cultural background to shed light on problematic passages and bring underlying themes to the fore. Without minimizing the sometimes harsh realities of the biblical record, Lamb assembles an overall portrait that gives coherence to our understanding of God in both the Old and New Testaments. This expanded edition includes an updated preface, afterword, and appendix addressing the story of Noah and the flood.

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  • Jesuss Final Week

    $17.99

    A guide to Jesus’s key experiences and teachings on each day of Holy Week, Jesus’s Final Week by professor and pastor William F. Cook III doesn’t merely comment on the events themselves but studies the key biblical passages carefully, evaluating their meaning and significance, while also highlighting the importance of Old Testament references. Each chapter further includes application suggestions that will leave a spiritual impression on the heart of the reader, as well as questions for personal or small group reflection.

    From Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem to acclaim on Palm Sunday to his cursing of the fig tree, clearing of the Temple, final Passover meal, death and resurrection, Jesus’s Final Week leads readers through a close examination of the last experiences of Jesus’s earthly life. Substantive enough for classroom and church use, this book will delight any Christian who wants to learn more about the events of Holy Week and to prepare for celebrating Easter.

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  • Approaching The New Testament

    $49.99

    The thorough but accessible Approaching the New Testament: A Guide for Students by Adam McClendon and John Cartwright offers students an informative, interactive, and practical introduction. After a section on the culture and context of the New Testament, chapters introduce each New Testament book individually, covering authorship, audience, and date of writing; an outline of the book’s structure; key themes; and several points of current-day application.

    Intended for undergraduate and beginning seminary students, Approaching the New Testament will give students a better understanding of the world and writing of the New Testament Scriptures as well as of their content and ongoing relevance today.

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  • Non Prophets Guide To The Bible

    $18.99

    Is God the same in the Old Testament and the New Testament?

    How is this ancient text relevant to the world today?

    What’s the best way to read it?

    The Bible is a book unlike any other, and readers of all backgrounds have thoughtful questions about its history, purpose, and reliability. Bestselling author and artist Todd Hampson is here to provide answers with The Non-Prophet’s Guide(TM) to the Bible, an illustrated and infographic-packed overview of God’s Word. This guidebook brings you…

    *a section-by-section panorama of the Bible, presenting each book’s unique purpose in telling God’s story

    *a crash course on who wrote the Scriptures, when they were written, and how they were preserved through the ages

    *the compelling case for why you can believe the Bible truly is the divinely inspired Word of God

    With the friendly face of the Non-Prophet here to lead your way, you’ll gain the wisdom and knowledge you need to approach the bestselling book of all time with confidence and witness how history unfolds in the direction of God’s promises.

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  • Handbook Of The Jewish Roots Of The Gospels

    $27.95

    Is it even possible to say anything new about Jesus of Nazareth? Disciples and detractors alike have been weighing in for two thousand years. Scholarship in the last fifty years has been greatly enhanced by the recognition of the Jewishness of both the historical Jesus and the life and teachings of the apostle Paul. But the Gospels themselves, the texts that preserve the words and deeds of Jesus, have not been subject to the same level of consideration in this regard. Until now. This book surveys the historical, theological, and practical issues that arise when the Gospels are read as Jewish literature. So yes, there is something new here about Jesus.

    The Jewish context of Jesus and his movement is better understood today thanks to archaeology, the ongoing publication of ancient texts, and changes in the way scholars think about Jewish society in late antiquity.

    A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Gospels, whose contributors are well-known in the field, updates all of the relevant topics relating to Jesus and the Gospels in light of these exciting new developments.

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  • Septuagint : What It Is And Why It Matters

    $21.99

    A Thorough, Accessible Introduction to the Greek Translation of the Old Testament

    Most people think that the Septuagint-the Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament-is only for scholars. But understanding even the basics about the Septuagint is helpful for academics and laypeople alike.

    In this book, scholars Gregory R. Lanier and William A. Ross examine what the Septuagint is and why Christians should care about it. By distilling the complexity surrounding the origin (who and where), translation philosophy, and transmission (history), the authors address not only how the church throughout history has viewed this text, but also its continued value for the study of the Old Testament and New Testament. Here is a book that serves as a springboard for anyone interested in knowing more about the Septuagint and its relationship to the Bible.

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  • Reading The Book Of Revelation

    $22.99

    How to read Revelation rightly.

    Let’s face it: the book of Revelation is difficult to read! Many neglect it, leaving it to the experts or the obsessed. Others fixate on the details, focusing on current events but missing Christ in the process. But Revelation promises a blessing on all who read it. Why is it so hard to understand?

    In Reading the Book of Revelation, Alexander E. Stewart offers five simple keys that unlock this difficult book. He then illustrates their profit in explaining Revelation chapter by chapter and provides recommendations for further study. With this short and accessible guide, readers will see how Revelation is approachable, applicable to their lives, and glorifying to Christ.

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  • Impact Of Ordinary People

    $10.99

    Moses, David, Joseph, Peter, Paul…these are just some of the well-known names of the Bible. They are the subject of countless sermons and stories that have inspired Bible lessons from childhood to adulthood. But Scripture also contains a supporting cast of ordinary men and women often overlooked in Bible study. These lesser-known characters deserve accolades for their contribution to God’s redemptive story.

    In a three-part series, Don Wilkerson shares the impact of those less known in the Bible, both named and unnamed. These not-so-familiar characters are brought to life in short but thought-provoking chapters with lessons that remind us that God often uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways to build His kingdom.

    For those seeking discipleship material for personal growth, The Impact of Ordinary People will aid individual and small group Bible study. This three-part series is also a helpful resource for pastors and Christian leaders to develop unique and one-of-a-kind sermons.

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  • Abrahams Silence : The Binding Of Isaac, The Suffering Of Job, And How To T

    $49.99

    It is traditional to think we should praise Abraham for his willingness to sacrifice his son as proof of his love for God. But have we misread the point of the story? Is it possible that a careful reading of Genesis 22 could reveal God was not pleased with Abraham’s silent obedience?

    Widely respected biblical theologian, creative thinker, and public speaker J. Richard Middleton suggests we have misread and misapplied the story of the binding of Isaac and shows that God desires something other than silent obedience in difficult times. Middleton focuses on the ethical and theological problem of Abraham’s silence and explores the rich biblical tradition of vigorous prayer, including the lament psalms, as a resource for faith. Middleton also examines the book of Job in terms of God validating Job’s lament as “right speech,” showing how the vocal Job provides an alternative to the silent Abraham.

    This book provides a fresh interpretation of Genesis 22 and reinforces the church’s resurgent interest in lament as an appropriate response to God.

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  • Enjoying The Old Testament

    $26.00

    Is it really possible to enjoy the Old Testament?

    Christians know they are supposed to read the Old Testament. Yet many struggle to do so. They often find it confusing, theologically troubling, or just uninteresting. Eric Seibert understands this dilemma and provides a solution. His goal is to help people learn to love the Old Testament and actually want to read it. Seibert demonstrates how this part of the Bible is extremely valuable for Christians and offers dozens of practical suggestions and creative activities for hands-on interaction with the biblical text. Equipped with a variety of tools and approaches, readers discover how even the most seemingly dry passages can come to life. With Enjoying the Old Testament, readers of all ages will be inspired to pick up the Old Testament over and over again.

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  • After Emmaus : How The Church Fulfills The Mission Of Christ

    $24.99

    Examining the New Testament Fulfillment of Old Testament Messianic Promises

    The Old Testament is a book filled with promises. From God’s covenants with Abraham and David to the promise of a suffering servant in Isaiah, these promises find their fulfillment in the New Testament-specifically through the suffering, resurrection, and mission of Jesus.

    In After Emmaus, Brian J. Tabb uses Luke 24:46-47 as a springboard to answer the question: Did the Old Testament simply point to Christ and his coming as Messiah, or is there more to the story? Laying the foundation with the books of Luke and Acts, Tabb encourages readers to study their Bibles with greater attentiveness to discover how the story of redemption foretold in the Old Testament is fulfilled in Christ, is reflected in the apostles’ ministry, and continues today through the mission of the church.

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  • Discovering Biblical Equality

    $45.00

    There is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.

    The conversation about the relationship between women and men and their roles in the Christian life and the church has evolved, but the topic continues to inspire debate and disagreement.

    The third edition of this groundbreaking work brings together scholars firmly committed to the authority of Scripture to explore historical, biblical, theological, cultural, and practical aspects of this discussion. This fresh, positive defense of gender equality is at once scholarly and practical, irenic yet spirited, up-to-date, and cognizant of opposing positions. In this edition, readers will find both revised essays and new essays on biblical equality in relation to several issues, including the image of God, the analogy of slavery, same-sex marriage, abortion, domestic abuse, race, and human flourishing.

    Discover for yourself God’s vision for gender equality.

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  • Spirituality According To John

    $28.00

    Through all of John’s works, a consistent message is woven: being a Christian is about abiding in Christ and in his words.

    The Gospel of John, the epistle of 1 John, and the Apocalypse all begin in the same way: by pointing to the importance of knowing the Word, both written and incarnate. Using an artistic, storytelling approach to spirituality, John relies heavily on readers’ imaginations to help them see what it takes to become disciples by abiding in Jesus. Rodney Reeves combines exegesis with spiritual reflection to explore how the only biblical writer to employ three different genres presents a consistent vision of Christian spirituality. Rather than focusing on detailed instructions, John uses evocative metaphors and illustrations so that readers can envision how to follow Jesus–as disciples, in community, and even at the end of the world. Filled with stories and implications for today’s readers, Spirituality According to John provides an accessible introduction to the rich spiritual world of the Johannine literature that makes up much of the New Testament. In John’s era and now, anyone who has ears to hear can learn to truly abide in Christ.

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  • Abrahams Silence : The Binding Of Isaac, The Suffering Of Job, And How To T

    $26.99

    It is traditional to think we should praise Abraham for his willingness to sacrifice his son as proof of his love for God. But have we misread the point of the story? Is it possible that a careful reading of Genesis 22 could reveal God was not pleased with Abraham’s silent obedience?

    Widely respected biblical theologian, creative thinker, and public speaker J. Richard Middleton suggests we have misread and misapplied the story of the binding of Isaac and shows that God desires something other than silent obedience in difficult times. Middleton focuses on the ethical and theological problem of Abraham’s silence and explores the rich biblical tradition of vigorous prayer, including the lament psalms, as a resource for faith. Middleton also examines the book of Job in terms of God validating Job’s lament as “right speech,” showing how the vocal Job provides an alternative to the silent Abraham.

    This book provides a fresh interpretation of Genesis 22 and reinforces the church’s resurgent interest in lament as an appropriate response to God.

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  • Introduction To The Spiritual Life

    $27.00

    A powerful exploration of the biblical foundations, contemplative practices, and spiritual path of Jesus himself–from the bestselling author of The Case for Jesus.

    The path of following Jesus is an ancient and storied spiritual tradition. Yet many believers are not familiar with the scriptural roots of vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplation, and the three stages of spiritual growth (purgative, illuminative, unitive) that exist to bring them closer to God.

    In his most personal book yet, Dr. Brant Pitre draws on the riches of the Bible, the words of Jesus, and the writings of mystics across the centuries to shed light on the mystery of the spiritual life.

    Starting with the age-old belief that the path of prayer involves a process of spiritual growth, Dr. Pitre explores:

    – Three forms of prayer: vocal, meditative, and contemplative
    – Three spiritual exercises: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving
    – The Jewish roots of the Lord’s Prayer
    – Lectio Divina: how to pray with the Bible
    – Seven vices and their seven opposing virtues
    – The battle of prayer: how to deal with difficulty and distractions
    – The “dark night” of the soul in Scripture

    Full of scriptural truths, contemplative insights, and practical steps, Introduction to the Spiritual Life is a veritable biblical roadmap of the spiritual landscape that enables us to follow Jesus as our primary guide.

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  • Christology In Marks Gospel

    $32.99

    Gain Insights on Mark’s Christology from Today’s Leading Scholars

    The Gospel of Mark, widely assumed to be the earliest narrative of Jesus’s life and the least explicit in terms of Christology, has long served as a worktable for the discovery of Christian origins and developing theologies. The past ten years of scholarship have seen an unprecedented shift toward an early, high Christology, the notion that very early in the history of the Jesus movement his followers worshipped him as God. Other studies have challenged this view, arguing that Mark’s story is incomplete, intentionally ambiguous, or presents Jesus in entirely human terms.

    Christology in Mark’s Gospel: Four Views brings together key voices in conversation in order to offer a clear entry point into early Christians’ understanding of Jesus’s identity: Sandra Huebenthal (Suspended Christology), Larry W. Hurtado (Mark’s Presentation of Jesus; with rejoinder by Chris Keith), J. R. Daniel Kirk (Narrative Christology of a Suffering King), and Adam Winn (Jesus as the YHWH of Israel in the Gospel of Mark).

    Each author offers a robust presentation of their position, followed by lively interaction with the other contributors and one “last-word” rejoinder. The significance of this discussion is contextualized by the general editor Anthony Le Donne’s introduction and summarized in the conclusion.

    The CriticalPoints Series offers rigorous and nuanced engagement between today’s best scholars for advancing the scholarship of tomorrow. Like its older sibling, the CounterPoints Series, it provides a forum for comparison and critique of different positions, focusing on critical issues in today’s Christian scholarship: in biblical studies, in theology, and in philosophy.

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  • Prophets Of Israel

    $44.99

    Seeing the biblical prophets in context makes all the difference in understanding their messages

    In, Old Testament scholar and longtime field archaeologist James K. Hoffmeier explores the biblical prophets through their ancient settings. Readers gain a more accurate and comprehensive understanding through many practical components:

    – Full-color photos and images of historical and cultural importance
    – Focus on the geopolitical contexts of the prophets
    – Clear explanations of the prophets’ provoking messages
    – Discussion questions for Bible students or instructor use

    These features and photos vividly illustrate the biblical narratives and the prophets’ concerns, helping readers better comprehend each text’s message and make informed theological applications.

    The biblical prophetic tradition extends far before and far after the Major and Minor Prophets. Yet all biblical prophets–including recognizable figures like Moses and Elijah, lesser-known prophets like Huldah and Micaiah, and the New Testament prophets–ministered in distinctive cultural and historical circumstances. Hoffmeier draws on his extensive knowledge of ancient Near Eastern culture, geography, political realities, and the Old Testament message to locate the prophets in their worlds. This approach illuminates prophetic messages and ministries with a theological clarity that basic history and literary interpretation cannot achieve.

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  • God Is A Grunt

    $26.00

    If Jesus is God, then God is a grunt; the humble, hardy folk at the bottom of the social hierarchy that everyone relies on to accomplish the dirtiest, most difficult, and most thankless work.

    That God is a grunt is good news for millions of Christian soldiers and veterans in America. There is no perceivable middle ground between patriot and pacifist, and thoughtful Christians in the military have felt torn between dehumanizing theologies that have created a discipleship vacuum.

    In his new book, God is a Grunt, Logan Isaac writes a well-researched, meditative guide for Christian soldiers returning from war. He delves deep into the Bible and his own beliefs to give guidance to these soldiers, writing about the experience of taking a life, serving your country, and moving on from the life-changing experience of battle. He attempts to fill the void Christians in the military have felt by providing theological resources to discern a better way of discipleship for GIs, while affirming the nuance and complexity of armed service and the gifts GIs offer the whole body of living Christians in the world.

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  • Back To The Garden

    $19.99

    Bill Combs had no idea when he attended seminary in the seventies that the Hebrew language he studied contained different characters than those written by Moses and other biblical authors. Their ancient script was composed of pictograms that expressed much more relational information than their corresponding Hebrew letters in a manner somewhat similar to the way we interpret emojis on the internet.

    Many words and phrases critical to our faith and ministry were initially defined by these pictograms in the early chapters of Genesis: the knowledge of good and evil, heaven, day, night, name, life, death, our flesh, sin, naked, and our spirit, soul and body.

    For example, you will discover that Moses’ original words for “In the beginning” and “day” have nothing to do with time; that “sin” and “evil” do not describe nefarious behavior; and that “naked” does not mean our first parents lived in the garden without clothing. Subjects like spiritual warfare and how our bodies can be continually renewed by the Holy Spirit also find their origins here.

    This book will help you discover many secrets hidden by the pictograms in these critical passages, providing you with foundational contexts for correctly interpreting the rest of scripture.

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  • From Dogs To Disciples

    $9.99

    Matthew has long been viewed as a gospel written to the Jews. The message of this gospel, however, offers hope to everyone. This is clear from the very first verses where Jesus’ line is filled with Jews and Gentiles and runs all the way to the final verses when Jesus issues the Great Commission to his disciples. No matter their nationality, their status within society, or their wealth Jesus calls all to the same standard: pick up your cross and follow me.

    From Dogs to Disciples seeks to focus on Jesus welcoming societal outcasts, starting with the first miracle account: Jesus touching and healing a leper. He calls Matthew the tax collector to follow him. He is impressed with faith of a Roman solder and Canaanite woman. Children are welcomed by him even when the disciples seek to send them away. Jesus offer of hope and salvation is truly open to all.

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  • Tamar : Rediscovering The God Who Redeems Me

    $16.99

    If God can choose the Canaanite Tamar to continue the line through which Christ would come, can anything keep Him from weaving your story into His redemptive plan?

    Tamar, daughter-in-law of Judah, is the first woman listed in the lineage of Christ. Mistreated, widowed twice, betrayed, and used as a prostitute . . . it seems impossible that God could redeem her story, but His plan of redemption was prewritten for all eternity-and nothing can get in His way.

    Through this six-week, in-depth Bible study, you will discover that no matter life’s twists and turns or your sins and failures, there is a God working behind the seen, redeeming it all for His glory.

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  • Of Kings And Prophets

    $24.99

    Power is only as strong as the authority that sustains it.

    This book will help you be a better leader. It will help you receive a healthy dose of accountability through applied spiritual authority.

    The biblical prophets did not live or prophesy in a contextual vacuum. They spoke into real-life circumstances to real-life leaders such as kings, queens, governors, and generals. Drawing largely on the biblical accounts, Dr. Mark Rutland shows how these interactions, sometimes in the form of advice but more often as dramatic confrontations, demonstrate the tension between heaven’s authority and the princes of this world. Readers will discover that:

    *God positions His messengers to confront and advise those who lead in the natural realm. Likewise, Satan is also working to position his own servants near the world’s leaders hoping to steer them away from the things and plans of God. To whom those leaders listen will determine, to a large extent, the fate of nations.

    *God often positions His servants at the right elbow of leaders in a wide range of disciplines, from business to education to entertainment to politics. Every believer should be open to being “God’s prophetic voice” in someone else’s life, whether that person is a child, a boss, or a town councilman. Likewise, every believer should be in constant prayer for and humbly sensitive to wise counsel sent from God as a gift of grace.

    God makes and unmakes kings. When they can discern and listen to His voice, He sustains their well-wielded authority with His supernatural power.

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  • Encounter The Lord In The Gospel Of Mark

    $14.95

    Author Leo Zanchettin takes you on a thirty-day journey through the Gospel of Mark. During your journey, you’ll see Jesus in a new light as you read about his encounters with people like his disciples, Israel’s religious leaders, and people who were poor or lived on the margins of society. Encountering the Lord in the Gospel of Mark is filled with fresh insights, moving stories, and meaningful commentary. Each chapter includes inspiring reflection questions that will launch you into deeper prayer. Let your heart be moved by Jesus’ love, and your mind filled with the truth of his gospel!

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  • Evolution Of Adam

    $39.99

    Can Christianity and evolution coexist? Traditional Christian teaching presents Jesus as reversing the effects of the fall of Adam. But an evolutionary view of human origins doesn’t allow for a literal Adam, making evolution seemingly incompatible with what Genesis and the apostle Paul say about him. For Christians who both accept evolution and want to take the Bible seriously, this can present a faith-shaking tension.

    Popular Old Testament scholar Peter Enns offers a way forward by explaining how this tension is caused not by the discoveries of science but by false expectations about the biblical texts. In this 10th anniversary edition, Enns updates readers on developments in the historical Adam debate, helping them reconcile Genesis and Paul with current views on evolution and human origins. This edition includes a foreword on the need for a new edition and an afterword that explains Enns’s own theological evolution since the first edition released.

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  • Evolution Of Adam

    $18.99

    Can Christianity and evolution coexist? Traditional Christian teaching presents Jesus as reversing the effects of the fall of Adam. But an evolutionary view of human origins doesn’t allow for a literal Adam, making evolution seemingly incompatible with what Genesis and the apostle Paul say about him. For Christians who both accept evolution and want to take the Bible seriously, this can present a faith-shaking tension.

    Popular Old Testament scholar Peter Enns offers a way forward by explaining how this tension is caused not by the discoveries of science but by false expectations about the biblical texts. In this 10th anniversary edition, Enns updates readers on developments in the historical Adam debate, helping them reconcile Genesis and Paul with current views on evolution and human origins. This edition includes a foreword on the need for a new edition and an afterword that explains Enns’s own theological evolution since the first edition released.

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  • Why Did Jesus Live A Perfect Life

    $39.99

    How does Christ’s obedience relate to our salvation? Speaking into current conversations about the nature of salvation, respected New Testament scholar Brandon Crowe argues that we are saved by Christ’s perfect obedience, which has implications for understanding the gospel message, Christian hope, and discipleship. Jesus is not only the quintessential model of faithfulness in a fallen world, but his unique work frees us from the burden of perfect obedience.

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  • Why Did Jesus Live A Perfect Life

    $22.99

    How does Christ’s obedience relate to our salvation? Speaking into current conversations about the nature of salvation, respected New Testament scholar Brandon Crowe argues that we are saved by Christ’s perfect obedience, which has implications for understanding the gospel message, Christian hope, and discipleship. Jesus is not only the quintessential model of faithfulness in a fallen world, but his unique work frees us from the burden of perfect obedience.

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  • Lord Is My Shepherd

    $24.99

    There are few biblical texts more familiar to Christians than Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want . . .” It is one of the Bible’s most popular passages, retaining a special place in ministry and giving hope to the burdened.

    Internationally recognized Old Testament scholar Richard Briggs helps readers understand the power and vision of Psalm 23. He offers a close word-by-word and phrase-by-phrase reading of this classic and beloved text, showing how it can speak afresh to the life of the church today. Briggs explores the reception of Psalm 23 down through the ages, covers background issues, and examines the ways the psalm addresses practical questions such as stress, death, enemies, and hope. The book helps reconnect the Christian church to the Old Testament, making it perfect for sermon preparation and small group study.

    The Touchstone Texts series addresses key Bible passages, making high-quality biblical scholarship accessible for the church. The series editor is Stephen B. Chapman, Duke Divinity School.

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  • Temple And The Tabernacle

    $34.99

    Grasp the Majesty, Beauty, and Significance of God’s Dwelling Places
    At various points in Israel’s history, God dwelt in specific, significant places, most notably in the tabernacle and the temple. These structures, meticulously planned, extravagantly furnished, and regularly frequented by the devout, were more than just places of worship and sacrifice. They were pictures of God’s relationship with his chosen people and of the atoning work that would be done by the Messiah. To understand the tabernacle and the temple, then, is to understand how we are brought into God’s family through the sacrifice of his only Son, Jesus.

    Visually stunning and theologically rich, this full-color resource brings together the latest scholarship and archeological discoveries to bring God’s dwelling places alive for modern believers. It places these important structures in their historical and theological contexts, connects them with the overall biblical story, and shows how they bring meaning and depth to the faith of Christians today.

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  • 8 Old Testament Passages That Changed The World

    $16.99

    If you hear the word ‘Goliath,’ what name do you immediately want to pair it with?If someone says ‘Jonah,’ what animal pops into your head?If you hear the word ‘Commandments,’ what number comes to mind?

    The Old Testament has shaped and continues to shape our lives in profound ways. 8 Old Testament Passages That Changed the World looks at the many ways culture has treated, mistreated, distorted, and brought to life the most well-known portions of the Old Testament. Joseph Bentz examines these inescapable passages and asks why they continue to have such a grip in every arena of life.

    If these words hold such power, what difference could they make in our own lives if we delved into them even deeper? Explore the familiar scriptures about David, Adam and Eve, Noah, Ruth, Abraham, the Shepherd’s Psalm, Moses, and Jonah-and discover in them new meaning for your life.

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  • Holy Spirit In The New Testament

    $28.00

    In the early church, miraculous workings of the Holy Spirit were normal and normative.
    Today an ever-increasing number of Christians worldwide self-identify as Pentecostal or charismatic. William A. Simmons argues that this means the church needs a Spirit-centered interpretation of Scripture informed by a Pentecostal lens. In The Holy Spirit in the New Testament, Simmons provides an accessible New Testament introduction that discusses themes and passages of particular interest to Pentecostal readers. Each chapter explores the presence of the Spirit in a biblical book, then offers devotional applications to help readers respond to the text. In Matthew, for example, we discover that there is no Messianic era apart from the Spirit. For Paul in Romans, the Holy Spirit is the authenticating power and emotive heart of God. And Revelation is permeated with the illuminating voice of the Spirit from beginning to end. A Spirit-centered reading breaks down divisions between reason and spirit, mind and emotion. This book opens a dialogue between the academy and the church, demonstrating how sound exegesis speaks to Spirit-filled Christians. In the world and writings of the New Testament authors, we continue to encounter the revelatory presence of God.

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  • Theology Of Paul And His Letters

    $54.99

    A landmark study of the apostle’s writings by one of the world’s leading Pauline scholars

    This highly anticipated volume gives pastors, scholars, and all serious students of the New Testament exactly what they need for in-depth study and engagement with one of Christian history’s most formative thinkers and writers. A Theology of Paul and His Letters is a landmark study of the apostle’s writings by one of the world’s leading Pauline scholars Douglas J. Moo. Fifteen years in the making, this groundbreaking work is organized into three major sections:

    *Part 1 provides an overview of the issues involved in doing biblical theology in general and a Pauline theology in particular. Here Moo also sets out the methodological issues, formative influences, and conceptual categories of Paul’s thought.

    *Part 2 moves on to Paul’s New Testament writings, where Moo describes each Pauline letter with particular relevance to its theology.

    *Part 3 offers a masterful synthesis of Paul’s theology under the overarching theme of the gift of the new realm in Christ.

    Engaging, insightful, and wise, this substantive, evangelical treatment of Paul’s theology offers extensive engagement with the latest Pauline scholarship without sacrificing its readability. This volume brings insights from over thirty years of experience studying, teaching, and writing about Paul into one comprehensive guide that will serve readers as a go-to resource for decades to come.

    ABOUT THE SERIES: The Biblical Theology of the New Testament (BTNT) series provides upper college and seminary-level textbooks for students of New Testament theology, interpretation, and exegesis. Pastors and discerning theology readers alike will also benefit from this series. Written at the highest level of academic excellence by recognized experts in the field, the BTNT series not only offers a comprehensive exploration of the theology of every book of the New Testament, including introductory issues and major themes, but also shows how each book relates to the broad picture of New Testament Theology.

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  • Hayford Bible Handbook

    $24.99

    A Companion to the Spirit-Filled Life Bible. A Resource for Kingdom Living.

    Are you a Spirit-filled Christian who longs for fresh insights from the Bible? Do you want God’s truth to challenge you, and change you, and bless others through you in ways you never thought possible?

    The updated and revised Hayford Bible Handbook is an unparalleled resource that unveils the keys to Scripture uniquely, providing not only a wealth of information but also a spiritual stimulus that will encourage your faith and service to Christ. More than 400 Kingdom Dynamics notes, offering wisdom, insight, and spiritual instruction for life in God’s Kingdom have been collected into 41 thematic articles.

    The Hayford Bible Handbook continues to offer charismatic and Pentecostal Christians a major reference tool that provides easy access to a wealth of biblical and practical information.

    Within the Handbook are a variety of ‘keys’ to help readers study God’s Word:

    The Kingdom Key: The Executive Editor’s assessment of each book

    *The Timeline Key: Places the events of each book in the chronological context of history and the whole of Scripture

    *The Master Key: Points out the place of the Lord Jesus Christ within each book

    *The Power Key: Focuses on the Holy Spirit’s action and activities in each book

    *The Word-Text Key: Most books include (1) a key verse, (2) a key chapter, and (3) a key word that tend to define each book.

    Other important features include:

    *An informative Survey section for each book of the Bible with hundreds of Kingdom Life Insights, offering Spirit-filled life perspectives on individual verses

    *A Truth-in-Action chart for each Bible book, highlighting practical principles and specific actions that might grow out of them

    *The unique Spirit-Filled Life Encyclopedic Dictionary with over 1,300 entries, including word studies, explanations of important biblical and doctrinal terms, and Kingdom Dynamics articles

    *The Visual Survey of the Bible

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  • Piercing Leviathan : God’s Defeat Of Evil In The Book Of Job

    $28.00

    One of the most challenging passages in the Old Testament book of Job comes in the Lord’s second speech (40-41). The characters and the reader have waited a long time for the Lord to speak-only to read what is traditionally interpreted as a long description of a hippopotamus and crocodile (Behemoth and Leviathan). The stakes are very high: is God right to run the world in such a way that allows such terrible suffering for one of his most loyal servants? Is Job right to keep trusting God in the midst of much criticism? But it is difficult for modern readers to avoid a sense of frustrating anticlimax as the book ends.

    Eric Ortlund argues that Behemoth and Leviathan are better understood as symbols of cosmic chaos and evil-that a supernatural interpretation fits better exegetically within the book of Job and within Job’s ancient Middle Eastern context. It also helps modern readers to appreciate the satisfying climax the narrator intended for the book: in describing Behemoth and Leviathan, God is directly engaging with Job’s complaint about divine justice, implying to Job that he understands the evil at loose in his creation better than Job does, is in control of it, and will one day destroy it.

    In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Ortlund considers different interpretations of the Lord’s second speech and their potential exegetical and pastoral weaknesses. He shows how a supernatural interpretation of Behemoth and Leviathan puts modern readers in a position to appreciate the reward of Job’s faith (and ours) as we endure in trusting God while living in an unredeemed creation.

    Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

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  • Deep Calls To Deep

    $39.99

    Deep Calls to Deep demonstrates a new and generative way of reading the Bible, which looks for differences among texts to engage in dialogue over critical issues that are not only biblical but also are relevant to our contemporary crises. Bill Brown explores uncharted territory in the Bible with a particular focus on the Psalms, the most diverse book of the Bible. By taking his cue from Martin Luther, Brown explores how the “little bible” (the Psalter) engages the larger Hebrew Bible in dialogue, specifically how the Psalms counter, complement, reconstrue, and transform biblical traditions and themes across the Hebrew canon, from creation and law to justice and wisdom.
    In this deep study of the Psalms, Brown asks What is humanity’s place and role in creation? What makes for a credible leader? What is “law and order”? What is the role of wisdom in the life of faith? What is the shape of justice in a society polarized by power and fear? These and other questions, such as a chapter that offers a fresh look at the authority of Scripture, are hosted by the Psalms with the aim of prompting dialogue, the kind of dialogue that is most needed in a time of deep division and disruption.

    Deep Calls to Deep can be used as the primary text for a class on the Psalms (at any level from a small group to a seminary class) and as a secondary text in a general Old Testament or Hebrew Bible introductory course, since it covers all major parts of the OT through the lens of the Psalms. It also is an ideal text for an intermediate course that is needed after any introduction to the Old Testament.

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  • Dreamer : The Path Of Favor – Devotional Commentary On Genesis Chapters 36-

    $16.99

    Unveil your destiny in Christ.

    Dreams have the power to set your life in motion, shift focus, impart knowledge, heal, save, and change the course of your life.

    In this third and final volume, Brian and Candice Simmons conclude their biblical commentary on the book of Genesis with the breathtaking story of Joseph-a man who God prepared for great authority and privilege with a divinely inspired dream. Learn how to grow spiritually through every season of life and gain fresh insight from rich footnotes that include comments, word studies, cross references, and alternate translations.

    Discover the power of a dream, the purpose of trials, and the true meaning of forgiveness. Let the spirit of wisdom and revelation uncover God’s plan for you.

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  • 5 Things Biblical Scholars Wish Theologians Knew

    $20.00

    The disciplines of biblical studies and theology should serve each other, and they should serve both the church and the academy together.

    But the relationship between them is often marked by misunderstandings, methodological differences, and cross-discipline tension. New Testament scholar Scot McKnight here highlights five things he wishes theologians knew about biblical studies. In a companion volume, theologian Hans Boersma reflects on five things he wishes biblical scholars knew about theology. With an irenic spirit as well as honesty about differences that remain, in these books McKnight and Boersma seek to foster understanding between their disciplines so they might once again serve hand in hand.

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  • Breath Of Life

    $14.97

    The world began when God, the Creator of everything said, “Let there be light.” As the wonder of the world came to life with all its intricate beauty, the most miraculous moment had yet to become reality. That’s when God breathed into Adam and, with that one breath, shaped humanity. In this thoughtful and inspiring book, Daniel Kooman, the award-winning director of She Has A Name and Dream: Find Your Significance, shares the creation story in a way you have never experienced it before. Breath of Life examines three breaths from God that shaped humanity: The first breath that brought humanity to life; a second breath that redeemed humanity from sin; and a third breath that continues to shape the course of human history as we know it. Original and inspiring, it helps readers rethink something they take for granted every waking moment of the day: the very breath in their lungs.

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  • Dream Of God

    $19.95

    A beloved teacher helps modern people live the Bible’s message more fully.

    Respected teacher and author Verna Dozier explores the ways that humanity and the institutional church have strayed far from Jesus’s original message. To help us get back on track, she examines the Bible: a theological and historical record of hundreds of years in which two communities of faith (Jewish and early Christian) explored their own life experiences. Our task now is not to ask which interpretations are correct, but to ask “what did it mean to them” and “what does it mean for us?” Dozier encourages us to see Christianity not as creed or institution, but as “the vision of a new possibility for human life rooted in an ancient understanding of God and lived out by a Nazarene carpenter.”

    Through adept storytelling and study, Dozier reawakens our sense of calling and our desire for truth.

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  • Illustrated Guide To The Apostle Paul

    $19.99

    The life and ministry of the apostle Paul was a sprawling adventure covering thousands of miles on Roman roads and treacherous seas as he boldly proclaimed the gospel of Jesus to anyone who would listen, be they commoners or kings. His impact on the church and indeed on Western civilization is immeasurable.

    From his birth in Tarsus to his rabbinic training in Jerusalem to his final imprisonment in Rome, An Illustrated Guide to the Apostle Paul brings his remarkable story to life. Drawing from the book of Acts, Paul’s many letters, and historical and archaeological sources, this fully illustrated resource explores the social, cultural, political, and religious background of the first-century Roman world in which Paul lived and ministered. It sheds light on the places he visited and the people he met along the way. Most importantly, it helps us understand how and why Paul was used by God in such extraordinary ways.

    Pastors, students, and anyone engaged in Bible study will find this an indispensable and inspiring resource.

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  • Translation Of The 70

    $23.99

    Hardly any text shaped early Christian theology more crucially than the Septuagint. But what meaning does that have for today?

    Many Christians have argued that God provided the Septuagint as the church’s Old Testament. But what about all the differences between the Septuagint and the Hebrew Bible? And what about the extra books of the Septuagint, the so-called Apocrypha or deuterocanonical literature?

    Written with students in mind, Translation of the Seventy explores each of these issues, with a particular focus on the role of the Septuagint in early Christianity. This fresh analysis of the New Testament’s use of the Septuagint and the complex reception of this translation in the first four centuries of Christian history will lead scholars, students, and general readers to a renewed appreciation for this first biblical translation.

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  • Dream Of God

    $59.95

    A beloved teacher helps modern people live the Bible’s message more fully.

    Respected teacher and author Verna Dozier explores the ways that humanity and the institutional church have strayed far from Jesus’s original message. To help us get back on track, she examines the Bible: a theological and historical record of hundreds of years in which two communities of faith (Jewish and early Christian) explored their own life experiences. Our task now is not to ask which interpretations are correct, but to ask “what did it mean to them” and “what does it mean for us?” Dozier encourages us to see Christianity not as creed or institution, but as “the vision of a new possibility for human life rooted in an ancient understanding of God and lived out by a Nazarene carpenter.”

    Through adept storytelling and study, Dozier reawakens our sense of calling and our desire for truth.

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  • What Does The Bible Say About Slavery And Freedom

    $16.95

    Catherine Upchurch provides both historical and religious context to the sacred writings and our understanding of them. The author explores the power within these biblical stories that have given strength and encouragement to enslaved and oppressed people throughout the ages, a wisdom that should inform how we respond to these realities even today.

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  • Paul And The Economy Of Salvation

    $45.00

    This major contribution to Pauline scholarship by a widely-respected New Testament scholar is the culmination of over forty years of teaching on Paul. Brendan Byrne demonstrates that topics often discussed in Pauline studies and Christian theology go astray when the significance of the last judgment falls from view. Offering a fresh Catholic perspective that engages with centuries of Protestant interpretation, this book recaptures the significance of the motif of the last judgment for the interpretation of Paul.

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  • Strange Scriptures : Deciphering 52 Weird, Bizarre, And Curious Verses From

    $19.99

    What’s that Scripture mean?

    Ever asked yourself this question when you’re reading through the Bible? We all have. Whether we’ve been saved a long time or are just beginning to follow Christ, there are portions of Scripture that go over our heads. They’re puzzling. Odd. Complicated. Strange.

    *What’s baptism on behalf of the dead? (1 Corinthians 15:29)
    *Wasn’t it rude for Jesus to call a woman a dog? (Mark 7:27)
    *If Jesus is eternal, why is he called the firstborn? (Colossians 1:15)
    *How can we do greater works than Christ? (John 14:12)

    Scriptures like these are not preached from the pulpit as commonly as our favorite texts. You rarely hear about them in your small group Bible study. And it’s definitely not easy to explain what they mean.

    Think of it like this: if the Bible were an apple orchard, the Scriptures we’re most familiar with are like the luscious Honey Crisp. They’re our favorites. Like, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and “Love never fails.” Oh, the meaning and relevant application from these just gushes forth into our lives.

    But strange Scriptures are more like crabapples. Consider this one: “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment” (2 Peter 2:4). Not quite a Honey Crisp, is it? There’s juice in it, all right, but if you want meaning and life application, you have to do a whole lot more squeezing.

    That’s where Strange Scriptures comes in. Within each short study, author Chris Palmer has aimed to represent scholarship, Greek exegesis, and life application to bring forth a full-bodied study to nourish your soul.

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  • 5 Minute Visual Guide To The Bible

    $14.99

    Want to read the Bible but find it daunting?

    Wish there was a guide to simplify the overall storyline?

    Think it would help to “see” the people, places, and events?

    The Five-Minute Visual Guide to the Bible is designed to make scripture easier to approach. . .and come alive when you do. This brand-new guide keys beautiful, full-color illustrations-classic paintings, landscape and artifact photos, maps and charts-to a helpful chronological time line of God’s Word.

    Inside, you’ll find clear, succinct descriptions of:
    *major divisions
    *events
    *people
    *places
    *doctrines of God’s Word, along with numerous related references if you’d like to study further.

    The Five-Minute Visual Guide to the Bible will point you to the most important, interesting, and inspiring aspects of scripture, helping you to get more from your time in God’s Word.

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  • Leviticus

    $129.95

    Biblia Hebraica Quinta (BHQ) is a detailed and up-to-date presentation of the available evidence for the transmission of the text of the Hebrew Bible. It is being released book by book by the German Bible Society (Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft) as the work on each one is finished. As with the previous critical edition of the Hebrew Bible, Biblical Hebraica Stuttgartensia, BHQ provides an excellent overview of the existing textual variants that are relevant for translation and exegesis. Much disparate material is brought together in this edition, which makes it a valuable resource for text-critical scholars.

    At the beginning of each volume, there is a table of accents, a glossary for the Masorah parva, a list of the definitions and abbreviations used to characterize the readings, and a useful sample page that illustrates the features of the layout. Each volume ends with a detailed yet succinct discussion of the textual witnesses for each biblical book that contains a wealth of helpful information, and the manuscripts and critical editions of the texts are clearly annotated. The volumes read right to left.

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  • Scripture As Communication

    $32.99

    Jeannine Brown, a seasoned teacher of biblical interpretation, believes that communication is at the heart of what happens when we open the Bible. We are actively engaging God in a conversation that can be life changing. In this guide to the theory and practice of biblical hermeneutics, Brown emphasizes the communicative nature of Scripture, proposing a communication model as an effective approach to interpreting the Bible. The new edition of this successful textbook has been revised and updated to interact with recent advances in interpretive theory and practice.

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  • Sermons To The Seven Churches Of Revelation

    $27.99

    A top New Testament scholar, preacher, and tour guide to the lands of the New Testament offers an informed commentary on this challenging portion of Scripture with an eye toward preaching the text. Jeffrey Weima explains the meaning of the seven “sermons” of Revelation 2-3 and provides sample sermons that show how these ancient messages, despite their subtle Old Testament allusions and perplexing images, are relevant for the church today. The book includes photos, maps, and charts and is of interest to preachers, students, teachers, and Bible study groups.

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  • From Pentecost To Patmos 2nd Edition

    $59.99

    The histories, letters, and prophecies of the New Testament were written to first-century Christians in the Roman empire, but their truth remains the same today. In From Pentecost to Patmos, 2nd edition, Craig L. Blomberg and Darlene M. Seal provide the context and clarity that readers need to better understand Acts through Revelation. In the same style as Jesus and the Gospels, Blomberg and Seal dive deep into the second part of the New Testament, helping serious Bible students grasp the historical, linguistic, and theological significances found in each book.

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  • Genesis 28-50 : Your Name Will Be Israel

    $9.99

    Genesis, as the first book of the Bible, is the foundational book for the entire biblical canon. In Genesis we find the themes of creation, relationship, covenant, hope, and redemption that will come to characterize God’s grand story throughout the rest of the Bible, all the way to Revelation. The end of Genesis focuses largely on the family of Jacob as they work out what it means to be God’s covenant people in the world around them. Journey through seven weeks of study that will cover Jacob’s encounters with God and his son Joseph’s journey from slavery to the center of power.

    Shaped by ScriptureA faithful reading of God’s Word leads to a faithful response from God’s people. The Shaped by Scripture series teaches a simple, engaging method of studying the Bible that will lead to honest interpretation and a changed relationship with God.

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  • Daniel : The God We Serve

    $9.99

    The book of Daniel contains some of the most memorable adventures in the Old Testament, including an escape from a fiery furnace, survival in a den of lions, and more. In addition to political intrigue and miraculous exploits, Daniel is filled with strange dreams, apocalyptic visions, and crucial messages for God’s people. As you embark upon this study, you will see how Daniel weaves together beloved stories and startling images to form an extraordinary tapestry that shows a portrait of the God who shepherds God’s people through persecution, suffering, and exile into the victorious future God has promised.

    Shaped by Scripture
    A faithful reading of God’s Word leads to a faithful response from God’s people. The Shaped by Scripture series teaches a simple, engaging method of studying the Bible that will lead to honest interpretation and a changed relationship with God.

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  • Genuine Jesus : Fresh Evidence From History And Archaeology

    $33.99

    In this richly illustrated volume, Paul Maier visits the origins of Christianity, taking the reader back to the first Christmas, the first Easter, and the first Christians. His impressive research and brilliant insights correlate history, archaeology, and the New Testament to bring alive the true drama of earliest Christianity.

    This skillful narrative sheds a brilliant new light on the life of Jesus and the adventures of the courageous men and women who carried His message throughout a hostile empire. A host of magnificent color and black-and-white photographs recreate the world, the mood, the people, and the events with an immediacy that sweeps readers into the exciting first years of Christianity.

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  • 40 Parables Of Jesus

    $29.95

    In this book, which covers all of Jesus’ parables, award-winning author Gerhard Lohfink takes a closer look at the origins of each one-its shape, its realistic details, but most of all its original message and the situation into which it was once spoken. Jesus’ parables speak in bold images of the kingdom of God, making it present to us as they reveal something of the mystery of his own person.

    Lohfink also offers a review of some of the scholarship in this area-as this topic has sustained research on Jesus since the first telling of these stories-but not for the purposes of debate. His reflections interpret the forty parables and show how they speak of the coming of the reign of God, lead us to Jesus, and reveal the mystery of Jesus himself.

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  • Covenant : The Framework Of God’s Grand Plan Of Redemption

    $54.99

    Leading scholar Daniel Block helps students of the Bible understand the big picture of God’s covenants with humanity as they play out in both the Old and New Testaments.

    After fifty years of teaching and preaching experience around the globe, Block brings a lifetime of study and reflection on the Old Testament and relationship with God to this comprehensive volume. The book focuses on God’s covenants as the means by which God has reached out to a fallen humanity. It examines the heart and history of God’s redemptive plan and shows why the covenants are essential for our understanding of the Bible.

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  • Male And Female

    $15.99

    There is no lack of information on how to view gender. What is often lacking, even in Christian books on the issue of male and female, is the actual perspective of Scripture. The biblical view assumes and emphasizes the unique differences between man and woman as an expression of God’s design.

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