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Experiencing Israel : Walking With Jesus In The Holy Land$29.99Add to cart
Follow in the Footsteps of Your Savior
If you’ve ever wanted to walk the streets Jesus trod, hike the hills He travelled, pass through the doorways He entered, you can now discover the Holy Land like never before.
Journey with bestselling author Dr. Tony Evans from wherever you are and explore the Holy Land in Experiencing Israel. This guided tour of key locations in the Bible reveals the historical and spiritual significance of each place.
As you see Israel up close through the pages of this book, you will…
*gain a deeper understanding of the events of the Bible through the geography and history, and people of the land
*gather insights that enrich your understanding of God’s Word and build on the spiritual *foundations of your faith
*feel as if you were there through the stunning, full-color photography throughout
*find practical applications that bring the world of the Bible into your life today
Whether for the first time, or all over again, take your faith journey deeper with Experiencing Israel.
Week In The Life Of A Greco Roman Woman$20.00Add to cart
In first-century Ephesus, life is not easy for women. In this gripping novel, Holly Beers introduces us to the first-century setting where Paul first proclaimed the gospel. Illuminated by historical images and explanatory sidebars, this lively story not only shows us the rich tapestry of life in a Greco-Roman city, it also foregrounds the interior life of one woman–and the radical new freedom the gospel promised her.
Short Stories By Jesus Participant Guide (Student/Study Guide)$13.99Add to cart
Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this Bible study based on her Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these “problems with parables” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us-and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. This participant guide provides an introduction to the main text as well as further Scripture commentary and reflection questions.
Latin American Foods$12.95Add to cart
Latin American Foods takes us on the journey of the Garcia family when they must leave their homeland of Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Relocating to Orlando to live with family, they take comfort in the culinary experiences of their native Latin culture. Latin American Foods reveals the richness of their bilingual, bicultural experiences as they adjust to their new life in America.
Created And Creating$28.00Add to cart
William Edgar considers the undeniable role that culture plays in understanding the Christian’s vocational calling in the world. Exploring texts in the Old Testament and the New Testament-both those that appear to restrict cultural engagement as well as those that encourage cultural activity. Edgar offers a biblical defense of the cultural mandate.
Reuben : The World Of The Amish People$7.99Add to cart
Growing up in an Amish home is no protection from peer pressure. Reuben struggles to balance wanting to prove himself to his friends and living up to the expectations of his parents. On a dare, Reuben tries to show how fast his horse can run and trouble erupts. Book #5 in the Ellie’s People series.
Sabbath Rest : Is There Something Missing In Your Busy Life$14.95Add to cart
From the creation of the world and the introduction of the first human beings to their Edenic home, God’s deepest passion has always been that each of His children-not just those with Jewish blood take regular, periodic and intensive time with Him, remembering who He is and what we mean to Him.
For those who come from a Christian background, the idea of “Sabbath rest” may be unfamiliar territory (although it has become better known recently through a string of self-help books on the subject), but, in our hectic, stress-filled world, it is needed now more than ever and offers tremendous physical and spiritual benefits for all who are willing to put it into practice.
All The World$24.99Add to cart
Part 1: Universalism And Particularism: Speaking Generally
Part 2: Views From Philosophy And Literature
Part 3: “All The World” Remembered: Its Impact On Generations
Part 4: The Liturgy
Part 5: Interpretations From The Field
This examination of universalism and particularism in Judaism seeks answers to the complex question, “Why be Jewish?” It explores the universalistic definition of the Jews’ historic destiny, the role Jews must play simply by virtue of being human, and Judaism s part in helping Jews play that human role with uniquely Jewish passion and commitment.”
May God Remember$24.99Add to cart
Part 1: Theology And Practice
Part 2: Historical Insights
Part 3: The Liturgy
Part 4: Interpretations And Reflections
Engaging and sobering. Traces the development of Yizkor from the original memorializing of Jewish communities destroyed by the Crusaders to the touching service we have today, and reflects on how we remember both personal losses and the martyrs of history.
Who By Fire Who By Water$19.99Add to cart
Part 1: The Moral Challenge Of Un’Taneh Tokef
Part 2: Reinterpreting Un’Taneh Tokef For Our Times
Part 3: Un’Taneh Tokef And The Limitations Of The Human Condition
Part 4: Un’Taneh Tokef And Its Call For Sanctity, Transformation, And Renewal
The most controversial prayer of the Jewish New Year what it means, who wrote it, why we say it. Thought-provoking and inspiring discussions from a wide range of perspectives on all aspects of this prayer that defies easy understanding.”
We Have Sinned$24.99Add to cart
Part 1: Sin And Confession In Judaism: From The Bible To Today
Part 2: Ashamnu And Al Chet: The Yom Kippur Liturgy Of Confession
Part 3: Ashamnu And Al Chet: As Prayer Book Editors See Them
Part 4: Ashamnu And Al Chet: Interpretations For Today
A comprehensive series of lively introductions and commentaries examines the history of confession in Judaism, its roots in the Bible, its evolution in rabbinic and modern thought, and the very nature of confession today.
Im God Youre Not$21.99Add to cart
To paraphrase the Talmud, God says, “There ain’t room enough in this here world for your ego and Me. You pick.” With his signature wit and compassion, Rabbi Kushner refreshes our view of how life shapes us and gently reminds us of the Source of it All.
Im God Youre Not$18.99Add to cart
To paraphrase the Talmud, God says, “There ain’t room enough in this here world for your ego and Me. You pick.” With his signature wit and compassion, Rabbi Kushner refreshes our view of how life shapes us and gently reminds us of the Source of it All.
Introducing Early Christianity$35.00Add to cart
Laurie Guy provides an illuminating, broad-brush survey of the early church in its first four centuries. Readers get to witness the emergence of Great Tradition Christianity as themes unfold over time regarding women, persecution and martyrdom, asceticism and monasticism, eucharist and baptism, doctrine and the ecumenical councils.
All These Vows$24.99Add to cart
Part 1: Kol Nidre And History
Part 2: Kol Nidre And Jewish Law
Part 3: Kol Nidre: Translation And Commentary
Part 4: Kol Nidre And The Testimony Of Prayer-Book Editors
Part 5: Kol Nidre And Interpretations For Today
The most memorable prayer of the Jewish New Year what it means, why we sing it and the secret of its magical appeal. Lively commentaries explore why Kol Nidre remains a liturgical highlight, regularly attended even by those who disbelieve the content.”
Rosh Hashanah Yom Teruah$14.95Add to cart
Olive Press Messianic (www.olivepresspublisher.com)
The Scriptures command us to celebrate the holiday traditionally called Rosh Hashanah, or the Feast of Trumpets, with shouts of joy and the sounding of the Shofar. But why? What are we supposed to be so happy about and why the Shofar? In this book, Messianic Rabbi Jim Appel answers those questions with new revelation from Scripture. He reveals the profound significance of the Shofar and the deep, spiritual meaning of the shout for joy. Find out what has been hidden from followers of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) for more than 1700 years. Rejoice that it is being restored to us today. Don’t miss out anymore on this special connection to the Lord.
Creating Lively Passover Seders (Revised)$24.99Add to cart
An innovative, interactive guide to help encourage fresh perspectives and lively dialogue at your Passover Seder. A complete resource for creating meaningful encounters with Jewish values, traditions and texts that lead well beyond the Seder itself.
Yom Kippur Readings$19.99Add to cart
As Rosh Hashanah ends and you look ahead to Yom Kippur, what do you think about? The familiar melody of Kol Nidre? The long hours of fasting? The days of self-examination? You know that the Day of Atonement is the holiest on the Jewish calendar, but sometimes it just feels long, tiresome and devoid of personal meaning. The readings in this book are for anyone seeking a deeper level of personal reflection and spiritual intimacy-and a clearer understanding of just what makes Yom Kippur so holy.
Drawn from a variety of sources-ancient, medieval, modern, Jewish and non-Jewish-this selection of readings, prayers and insights explores the opportunities for inspiration and reflection inherent in the themes addressed on the Day of Atonement: sin, forgiveness, repentance, spiritual growth, and being at one with self, family, community and God. These readings enable you to enter into the spirit of Yom Kippur in a personal and powerful way while they uplift and inform. They will add to the benefits of your High Holy Day experience year after year.
Everyday Law In Biblical Israel$31.00Add to cart
Authors Raymond Westbrook and Bruce Wells examine Old Testament legal materials that illustrate how ancient Israelites settled their grievances. This textbook is unique in exploring these legal materials as they relate to everyday life, addressing issues of family, property, contracts, and crimes. Westbrook and Wells explain these elements of Israelite life and law in the context of other laws from throughout the ancient Near East, providing readers with a broad understanding of their legal and social foundations.
Celebrating Your New Jewish Daughter$18.99Add to cart
An indispensable “how-to” guide for creating lasting memories and special
ceremonies as you welcome your new Jewish daughter.
When a son is born, every Jewish parent knows what ceremony will welcome him into the community and signal his part in the Jewish people-the brit milah. What to do when a girl is born? How can you welcome your new daughter in a truly Jewish way, and celebrate your joy with family and friends? In the past, parents who wanted a simchat bat (celebration of a daughter) ceremony for their new daughter often had to start from scratch. Finally, this first-of-its-kind book gives families everything they need to plan the celebration.
* History & Tradition-The roots of simchat bat in Jewish tradition, how it has evolved, and how the past can be used to bring today’s dynamic ceremonies to life.
* A How-to Guide-New and traditional ceremonies, complete with prayers, rituals, handouts to copy, and step-by-step instructions for creating your own unique ceremony.
* Planning the Details-What to call your daughter’s welcoming ceremony, when and where to have it, setting it up, how long it should be, how to handle the unexpected, how to prepare a program guide, and more.
* Ideas & Information-Practical guidelines for planning the event, and special suggestions and resources for families of all constellations.
Leading The Passover Journey$18.99Add to cart
Enrich Your Passover Seder with Renewed Meaning and Significance
Whether you are planning to participate in, contribute to, or lead a Passover Seder, Leading the Passover Journey will help you relive the Jewish People’s legacy of survival, hope, and redemption, and reconnect with the rich heritage celebrated in this special event.
Reclaim the hidden meaning of the Passover Seder. Connect the pieces of the Haggadah narrative into one meaningful, cohesive story. From preparing for Passover to understanding the order of the Seder, from eating the meal of freedom in the house of slavery to reenacting the saga at the sea, this fascinating exploration of the texts and traditions surrounding the most celebrated event in the Jewish calendar will awaken latent knowledge and provide new understanding. It will empower you to fully understand and identify with the complete story of the Jewish People’s journey of liberation.
Living Jewish Life Cycle$19.99Add to cart
1. Tradition And Transition
2. Helping Holiness Happen
3. Loving And Leaving
5. Belonging And Becoming
6. Creating A Meaningful And Memorable Adult Or Adolescent Bar Bat Mitzvah
7. Expanding Jewish Ritual Support For The Many Stages Of Adulthood
8. Leaving Life
Appendix 1: The Legacy Of Your Footprint: Caring For The Environment On Your Special Day
Suggestions For Further Reading And Learning
Spiritual tools for you to create and wholeheartedly enter into Jewish life cycle ceremonies and celebrations. Includes practices from the full spectrum of Jewish life to guide you in making Jewish rites come alive with meaning, beauty and lasting impact.
Modern Jews Engage The New Testament$29.99Add to cart
Despite the New Testament’s impact on Jewish history, virtually all Jews avoid knowledge of its underlying dynamics. Jewish families and communities thus remain needlessly stymied when responding to a deeply Christian culture. Their Christian friends, meanwhile, are left perplexed as to why Jews are wary of the Gospel’s “good news.”
This long-awaited volume offers an unprecedented solution-oriented introduction to Jesus and Paul, the Gospels and Revelation, leading Jews out of anxieties that plague them, and clarifying for Christians why Jews draw back from Christians’ sacred writings.
Accessible to laypeople, scholars and clergy of all faiths, innovative teaching aids make this valuable resource ideal for rabbis, ministers and other educators. Topics include:
* The Gospels, Romans and Revelation- the Key Concerns for Jews
* Misusing the Talmud in Gospel Study
* Jesus’ Trial, the “Virgin Birth” and Empty Tomb Enigmas
* Millennialist Scenarios and Missionary Encroachment
* The Last Supper and Church Seders
* Is the New Testament Antisemitic?
While written primarily with Jews in mind, this groundbreaking volume will also help Christians understand issues involved in the origin of the New Testament, the portrayal of Judaism in it, and why for centuries their “good news” has been a source of fear and mistrust among Jews.
Putting God On Your Guest List For Kids (Expanded)$16.99Add to cart
Explains the core spiritual values of Judaism in language children can understand. Questions at the end of each chapter engage kids and let them offer their own thoughts. A special section helps parents and kids find places to perform acts of tzedakah.
Bar Bat Mitzvah Memory Book (Deluxe)$19.99Add to cart
A spiritual keepsake that will become a family heirloom.
New edition-updated and expanded!
The companion book to the author’s Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah-100,000 copies in print!
The perfect gift to help a bar or bat mitzvah preserve the spiritual memories of this sacred event. This hands-on album-updated and expanded for this second edition-is designed to help everyone involved better participate in creating the spiritual meaning of this joyful rite of passage.
Created by Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, author of the award-winning classic Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah, and his wife, author Nina Salkin, this guided album is a wonderfully interactive way to remember important moments and details. Included are special sections to record your family’s history; the hopes, wishes, and memories of influential people in the bar/bat mitzvah’s life; mitzvot performed; contributions to tzedakot and more.
With ample space for writing, reflecting and pasting mementos, this spiritual keepsake gives young people a place to treasure their special experiences and encourages them to prepare for spiritual life as Jewish adults.
Strange Scriptures : That Perplex The Western Mind (Reprinted)$15.50Add to cart
10 Chapters In 118 Pages
Because the Bible describes a culture very different from that of Western countries today, what it says is sometimes puzzling to modern readers. In many cases, however, the ways in which Near Eastern merchants and farmers carry on their daily work have hardly changed over the intervening centuries since the inspired authors wrote. The aim of this interesting volume is to clarify familiar scriptural phrases and texts by explaining some unusual Eastern customs, thereby shedding new light on the unchanging truth of God’s Word.
Hospital Handbook On Multiculturalism And Religion (Revised)$17.95Add to cart
In our religiously pluralistic society, clergy, medical, and nursing staffs in modern hospitals are confronted with caring for people with varied beliefs and customs. Since the overall care of a patient, and not just the surgeries performed or medicines given, affect an individual’s recovery, it is vitally important to be familiar with cultural and religious understandings and expectations around hygiene, pastoral care, autopsies, transfusions, and even the practices associated with death itself.
A Hospital Handbook for Multiculturalism and Religion is a succinct guide to the care of patients from a variety of faiths. The original version included Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Baha’i. In the revised edition Neville Kirkwood has added chapters on Taoism, Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, Chinese Buddhism, and Jainism. Each chapter examines not only the customs of adherents to various faith perspectives but also the significance of certain rites and attitudes, supplying health-care workers and chaplains with the information they need to provide the best care possible.
3 Eyes For The Journey$41.95Add to cart
Studies of African-derived religious traditions have generally focused on their retention of easily traceable African elements. This emphasis, says Dianne Stewart, slights the ways in which communities in the African diaspora have created and formed religious meaning. In this fieldwork-based study Stewart shows that African people have been agents of their own religious, ritual, and theological formation. Looking at the African-derived and African-centered traditions in historical and contemporary Jamaica (Myal, Obeah, Native Baptist, Revival/Zion, Kumina, and Rastafari), Stewart develops three central themes. First, she contends that anti-African and Afrophobic sentiments adversely affected African-derived religious cultures in early Jamaica. Second, she argues that African-derived religions in Jamaica are systematic traditions worthy of theological exploration and interrogation in their own right. Third, she shows that these religions have in common an African-derived emphasis on healing, well-being, and the integration and affirmation of purposeful life experience. In conclusion, Stewart draws on these rich but often despised traditions in order to forge a new womanist liberation theology for the Caribbean.
Paul In Roman Custody$57.99Add to cart
In this book, Rapske uses ancient literary sources and archaeological evidence to uncover important background on the custodial system of the Graeco-Roman world in order to better view Paul’s persona and Christian mission. This study shows Luke to be keenly aware of the practical and theological threat that imprisonment posed for Paul and argues that this understanding motivated one of Luke’s primary objectives in his writing of Luke-Acts to defend or justify the prisoner missionary Paul to the reader.
Reclaiming Judaism As A Spiritual Practice$19.99Add to cart
Wake up your Jewish spiritual life and restore your soul.
“Has your heart ever been broken-by loss, divorce, disappointment, awe, fear, hope? Have you multitasked, worked past the level of your endurance, accumulated possessions, jumped the hurdles, and gotten the grades only to wonder, “Is that all there is?” Do you wish for a life that is physically grounded, emotionally satisfying, intellectually expansive, and profoundly connected? These are the qualities Judaism can provide when you understand how to practice it.”
-from the Introduction
This inspiring guidebook is your wake-up call for understanding the powerful intellectual and emotional tools that are essential for a lively, relevant, and fulfilling Jewish spiritual practice.
Designed to become a lifelong resource for holy days and Shabbat, it presents Judaism as an evolving tradition in which you are the entrusted heir. The exercises and practices draw from the foundations of Judaism and empower you to create meaningful, satisfying, contemporary Jewish experiences for how you live today.
Way Into The Jewish Mystical Tradition$18.99Add to cart
The Way Into Jewish Mystical Tradition allows us to experience and understand mysticism’s inexpressible reverence before the awe and mystery of creation, and celebrate this rich tradition’s quest to transform our ordinary reality into holiness.
After The Passion Is Gone$24.95Add to cart
J. Shawn Landres And Michael Berenbaum
Part One: The Context Of The Passion
Introduction To Part One
Almost A Culture War: The Making Of The Passion Controversy
Mark Silk (Trinity College)
Passionate Blogging: Interfaith Controversy And The Internet
William J. Cork (Catholic Diocese Of Galveston-Houston)
Living In The World, But Not Of The World: Understanding Evangelical Support For The Passion Of The Christ
Leslie Smith (UCSB)
The Passion Paradox: Signposts On The Road Toward Mormon Protestantization
Eric Samuelsen (BYU)
Is It Finished? The Passion Of The Christ And The Fault Lines In American Christianity
Julie Ingersoll (University Of North Florida)
Part Two: The Passion In Context
Introduction To Part Two
The Journey Of The Passion Play From Medieval Piety To Contemporary Spirituality
Karen Jo Torjesen (Claremont Graduate University)
The Gibson Code?
Lorenzo Albacete (St. Joseph Seminary, Yonkers)
“But Is It Art?”: A Prelude To Criticism Of Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ
Robert A. Faggen (Claremont McKenna College)
Antisemitism Without Erasure: Sacred Texts And Their Contemporary Interpretations
Gary L. Gilbert (Claremont McKenna College)
Theologizing The Death Of Jesus, Gibson’s The Passion, And Christian Identity
Jeffrey S. Siker (Loyola Marymount University)
Manly Pain And Motherly Love: Mel Gibson’s Big Picture
David Morgan (Valparaiso University)
Imago Christi: Aesthetic And Theological Issues In Jesus Films By Pasolini, Scorsese, And Gibson
Lloyd Baugh, SJ (Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome)
Part Three: Jews And Christians: Reframing The Dialogue
Introduction To Part Three
Theological Bulimia: Christianity And Its Dejudaization
Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College)
A March Of Passion, Or, How I Came To Terms With A Film I Wasn’t Supposed To Like
Stephen R. Haynes (Rhodes College)
The Exposed Fault Line
Richard L. Rubenstein (University Of Bridgeport)
Crucifying Jesus: Antisemitism And The Passion Story
Stephen T. Davis (Claremont McKenna College)
Five Introspective Challenges
David M. Elcott (American Jewish Committee)
No Crucifixion = No Holocaust: Post-Holocaust Reflections On The Passion Of The Christ
John K. Roth (Claremont McKenna College)
The Passionate Encounter: The Ethics Of Affirming Your Faith In A Multi-Religious World
Elliot N. Dorff (University Of Judaism)
Reframing Difference: Evangelicals, Scripture, An
Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ topped box office charts and changed the American religious conversation. The controversies it raised remain unsettled. In After The Passion Is Gone: American Religious Consequences, leading scholars of religion and theology ask what Gibson’s film and the resulting controversy reveal about Christians, Jews, and the possibilities of interreligious dialogue in the United States. Landres and Berenbaum’s collection moves beyond questions of whether or not the film was faithful to the gospels, too violent, or antisemitic and explores why the debate focused on these issues but not others. The public discussion of The Passion shed light on a wide range of American attitudes–evangelical Protestant, mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish–about media and faith, politics and history, Jesus and Judaism, fundamentalism and victimhood. After The Passion Is Gone takes a unique view of vital points in Christian-Jewish relations and contemporary American religion
American Catholics And Civic Engagement$144.00Add to cart
Part 1: Catholic Thought In The American Context
The Common Good & Catholic Social Thought
John A. Coleman
Pluralism & The Common Good: A Response
Catholic Social Thought & The American Experience
Stephen J. Pope
Contending With Liberalism
William A. Galston
Catholics And The Liberal Tradition
Michael Lacey & William M. Shea
Part 2: Catholic Institutions In The American Public Square
The Catholic Parish In The Public Square
Philip J. Murnion
What Do State Catholic Conferences Do?
The Limits Of Coalitions And Compromises: The California State Catholic Conference
Edward E. Dolejsi
Catholic Health Care & The Challenge Of Civic Society
Clarke E. Cochrane
Part 3: Catholics In The Public Square: Autobiographies
Pro-life, Pro-family, Pro-poor
Mary Jo Bane
State House Politician
On The Beat In The South Bronx And Central America
Politics And Polling
A Journalist’s Calling
Look For The Real Story
Family, Faith And Union
The Workers’ Worker
John J. Sweeney
Family, Good Fortune And Stewardship
Thomas J. Donnelly
God Deals With Me Through My Clients
W. Shepherdson Abell
Part 4: Catholics In The Voting Booth
How Catholic Is The Catholic Vote?
David C. Leege & Paul D. Mueller
There Is No Catholic Vote-And It’s Important
E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Sheed & Ward, in partnership with the Commonweal Foundation and with funding from the Pew Charitable Trust, proudly presents the first of two volumes in a groundbreaking series called American Catholics in the Public Square. The result of a three-year study sponsored by Pew aimed at understanding the contributions to U.S. civic life of the Catholic, Jewish, mainline and evangelical Protestant, African-American, Latino, and Muslim communities in the United States, the two volumes in this series gather selected essays from the Commonweal Colloquia and the joint meetings organized by the Commonweal Foundation and The Faith and Reason Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington. Participants in the Commonweal colloquia and the joint meetings–leading Catholic scholars, journalists, lawyers, business and labor leaders, novelists and poets, church administrators and lobbyists, activists, policy makers and politicians–produced approximately forty-five essays presented at ten meetings that brought together over two hundred and fifty participants. The two volumes in the American Catholics in the Public Square Series address many of the most critical issues now facing the Catholic Church in the United States by drawing from the four goals of the colloquia-to identify, assess, and critique the distinctive elements in Catholicism’s approach to civic life; to generate concrete analyses and recommendations for strengthening Catholic civic engagement; to encompass a broad spectrum of political and social views of Catholics to encourage dialogue between Catholic leaders, religious and secular media, and political thinkers; to reexamine the long-standing Catholic belief in the obligation to promote the common good and to clarify how Catholics may work better with those holding other religious or philosophical convictions toward revitalizing both the religious environment and civic participation in the American republic.
This first volume, American Catholics and Civic Engagement: A Distinctive Voice, includes a general introduction by Peter Steinfels and is structured in four parts, each of which include a brief overview. Part One, Catholic Thought in the American Context, explore the fundamental concepts that underlie Catholic social thought and their relevance to American public debate and public policy-the intellectual tools with which Catholics have often participated in the public square. Part Two, Catholic Institutions in the American Public Square, reveal
More With Less Cookbook (Anniversary)$19.99Add to cart
With over 800,000 copies in print, the More-With-Less Cookbook has become the favorite cookbook of many families. Full of recipes from hundreds of contributors, More-With-Less gives suggestions on how to eat better and consume less of the world’s limited food resources.
More-With-Less Cookbook has not only changed how people eat, but their entire approach to life has reflected this more-with-less philosophy. In fact, more-with-less has become an integral part of our daily language.
This 25th anniversary edition features a new foreword along with the original collection of recipes—spiced with anecdotes, comments, and tips gleaned from 25 years of cooking More-With-Less.
Roll Back The Stone$27.95Add to cart
From ancient times, funerals have been deeply social events characterized by a complex array of social and cultural interactions. This book reveals what took place when the early Jews and Christians in Palestine gathered to bury their dead.Byron McCane, Academic Director of the Sepphoris Excavations, uses the evidence of his archaeological fieldwork to answer fascinating and important questions including: Was Jesus’ burial a shameful event in Roman Palestine? What kinds of death rituals did his followers practice? How different were the death rituals of Jews from those of the earliest Christian communities?
McCane writes with insight and wit about the typical characteristics of Jewish, Christian, and pagan burial practices between 63 B.C.E. and 135 C.E. He argues that Jews of the period shared cultural ethnicity that led to very similar death rituals. He contends that the Christian communities that handed down the Q traditions were made up of typical Galilean Jews.
He examines early Christian stories about Jesus’ burial, showing how they are founded in the social context of Palestinian Judaism. Finally, he explores how, in the second century, Jews and Christians begin to part ways in their funerary practices. These changes were driven not only by theological disputes about death and the afterlife, but also by the steady pressure of larger social and cultural forces.
Passover : The Family Guide To Spiritual Celebration (Reprinted)$19.95Add to cart
Thousands of families have benefited from the information and wise advice in the original edition of this book. This updated edition will help families experience a meaningful holiday though its explanation of the concepts behind Passover ritual and ceremony with step-by-step procedures for observance and preparing the home for the holiday.
Passover, 2nd Edition, provides readers with:
* Easy-to-Follow Format: Using an innovative interview technique, real families describe in vivid words their won experiences with the Passover holiday.
* Easy-to-Read Hebrew Texts: The Haggadah texts are in Hebrew, English, and transliteration.
* An Abundance of Useful Information: A detailed description of the procedures involved in performing Passover rituals is included, along with a section of practical questions and answers. “Innovations” offers imaginative ideas and new customs to enliven seder celebration.
Rituals And Practices Of A Jewish Life$19.99Add to cart
An inspiring how-to guide to help you understand
and participate in a Jewish spiritual life.
Across the spectrum of Jewish observance, people are seeking ways to give higher meaning to their spiritual lives-but how do you know where to begin, and what should you do first?
This easy-to-use handbook explains the why, what and how of ten specific areas of Jewish ritual and practice. Each chapter provides you with guidance and background if you are just beginning to explore Jewish ritual and practice, and offers creative ways to deepen the meaning of Judaism in your daily life, even if you are experienced with ritual observance.
All of the chapters have personal stories of people who have taken on Jewish ritual, and will inspire you to consider how to infuse your life with the wisdom of Jewish tradition.
Shabbat : The Family Guide To Preparing For And Celebrating The Sabbath (Expande$21.99Add to cart
Celebrate the joy of “making Shabbat” each week in your home-with rituals, prayers, blessings, food, and song.
This expanded, easy-to-use edition of the classic spiritual sourcebook offers updated information, more ideas, and new resources for every aspect of the holy day.
An inspiring how-to guide to every aspect of Shabbat, including:
History and meaning
How to prepare
Rituals, prayers, and blessings (step-by-step)
The Sabbath day
Songs and prayers in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish (with clear transliterations)
Recipes for traditional and modern foods to spice up the Shabbat menu
Family activities to enhance the experience
Enriched by real-life voices sharing practical suggestions and advice, this creative resource helps us to reacquaint ourselves with time-tested traditions and discover old and new ways to celebrate Shabbat, including biblically-inspired songs and games, Shabbat-related crafts, and more family-tested ideas.
Lost Soul Of American Protestantism$37.50Add to cart
R. Laurence Moore
The American Way Of Faith
Defining Conservatism Down
The Intolerance Of Presbyterian Creeds
The Sectarianism Of Reformed Polity
The Irrelevance Of Luthern Liturgy
Conclusion: Confessional Protestantism And The Making Of Hyphenated Americans
In The Lost Soul of American Protestantism, D. G. Hart examines the historical origins of the idea that faith must be socially useful in order to be valuable. Through specific episodes in Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Reformed history, Hart presents a neglected form of Protestantism–confessionalism–as an alternative to prevailing religious theory. He explains that, unlike evangelical and mainline Protestants who emphasize faith’s role in solving social and personal problems, confessional Protestants locate Christianity’s significance in the creeds, ministry, and rituals of the church.
Although critics have accused confessionalism of encouraging social apathy, Hart deftly argues that this form of Protestantism has much to contribute to current discussions on the role of religion in American public life, since confessionalism refuses to confuse the well-being of the nation with that of the church. The history of confessional Protestantism suggests that contrary to the legacy of revivalism, faith may be most vital and influential when less directly relevant to everyday problems, whether personal or social.
Clear and engaging, D. G Hart’s groundbreaking study is essential reading for everyone exploring the intersection of religion and daily life.
Life In Biblical Israel$70.00Add to cart
Stunning color photographs, graphic illustrations, and lively text offer a vivid description of everyday life in ancient Israel. Based on the most up-to-date research, this magnificent volume covers such topics as domestic and work life, cultural expression, and religious practice. An ideal resource for students, scholars, and interested laypeople.
Bar Bat Mitzvah Basics (Reprinted)$18.99Add to cart
How to manage the process with grace, joy and good sense.
A practical guide that gives parents and teens the “how-to” information they need to navigate the bar/bat mitzvah process and grow as a family through this experience. For the first time in one book, everyone directly involved offers practical insights into how the process can be made easier and more enjoyable for all. Rabbis, cantors and Jewish educators from the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements, parents, and even teens speak from their own experience.
* What’s it all about?
* Preparation for Parent and Child
* Tutoring, stress, expectations, enjoyment, planning for children with special needs.
* Negotiating the ceremony and celebration
* Designing a creative service, heightening the spiritual exercise, special issues related to divorced and interfaith families, planning a party that neither breaks the bank nor detracts from the inherent spirituality of the event.
Ethnic Chicago A Print On Demand Title (Revised)$57.99Add to cart
This award-winning study of ethnic life in Chicago richly details the various peoples and ethnic institutions in America’s heartland city. This newly revised and expanded edition also includes chapters on African-American migration, Chatham, Latino Chicago, the Chinese in Chicago, Asian Indians, Korean-Americans, the new entrepreneurial immigrants, and the Swedes. There is also a new six-chapter section that examines saloons, sports, crime, churches, neighborhoods, and cemeteries.
Peculiar People : The Church As Culture In A Postchristian Society$30.00Add to cart
Christians feel increasingly useless, argues Rodney Clapp, not because we have nothing to offer a post-Christian society, but because we are trying to serve as “sponsoring chaplains” to a civilization that no longer sees Christianity as necessary to its existence. In our individualistic, technologically oriented, consumer-based culture, Christianity has become largely irrelevant.
The solution is not to sentimentally capitulate to the way things are. Nor is it to retrench in an effort to regain power and influence as the sponsor of Western civilization. What is needed is for Christians to reclaim our heritage as a peculiar people, as unapologetic followers of The Way.
1 New People$27.00Add to cart
If you are aware of the rich benefits of fellowship that crosses racial lines, but aren’t sure how to make that happen in your church, then this book is for you. Loaded with models from those who have done it, One New People will inspire you to broaden the ministry of your church. With questions to help groups process the material, it will give you everything you need to find the model that fits your situation so you can begin the process of change and growth. And if you are already in a multiethnic church, you’ll find ideas and principles for improving communication, developing new leadership and managing conflict from someone who has been there.
Strange Virtues : Ethics In A Multicultural World$35.00Add to cart
IVP Print On Demand Title
Strange Virtues is one of the first books to comprehensively consider ethics across cultures, addressing the ethical import of other religions and gender relations, exploring how the Bible and culture interact to produce ethical stances, and examining such particular case studies as bribery. It will be invaluable not only for missionaries, ethicists and students, but for all Christians who want to better understand neighbors right here at home.
Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents$20.00Add to cart
Introduction: Learning Our Names / Paul Tokunaga
Pressure, Perfectionism & Performance / Paul Tokunaga
Your Parents Love You, My Parents Love Me / Jeanette Yep
Honor & Obey / Greg Jao
Doctor Or Lawyer? / Susan Cho Van Riesen
Relating To Others-Understanding Yourself / Greg Jao
Marriage & Singleness / Peter Cha & Susan Cho, Van Riesen
The Gender Trap / Peter Cha & Jeanette Yep
Racial Reconciliation / Susan Cho, Van Riesen &-Peter Cha
Spiritual Growth / Greg Jao
Finding A Church Home / Peter Cha
Gifts Asian Americans Bring / Paul Tokunaga
For Further Reading
These are some of the hopes of our Asian parents. Knowing that our parents have sacrificed for us, we want to honor their wishes. But we also want to serve Jesus, and sometimes that can seem to conflict with family expectations. Discovering our Asian identity in the midst of Western culture means learning to bridge these conflicting values. This book can serve as our guide along the way as we explore
our parents’ ways of loving us
vocations that show respect for our parents and allow us to serve God
the “model minority” myth and performance pressures
marriage, singleness, and being male and female
spirituality and church experiences
unique gifts Asians bring to Western culture
Santa Biblia : The Bible Through Hispanic Eyes$20.99Add to cart
Exploring how a Hispanic perspective illumines biblical text in ways that are valuable for Latino readers and for the church at large, Santa Biblia introduces five paradigms for Latino biblical interpretation – marginality, poverty, mestizaje, exile and alienness, and solidarity – discussing theory and providing concrete examples of texts that gain new meaning when read from a different perspective.
Spiritual Traditions For The Contemporary Church$38.99Add to cart
This volume offers a comprehensive intellectual and experiential introduction to Christian spirituality. It embraces spiritual traditions from the Patristic period to the present day. Part I, “The Roots of Contemporary Western Spirituality,” covers spiritual types that have been fundamental in shaping spiritual practice. Part II, “Distinctive Spiritual Traditions,” offers major introductory essays on spiritual traditions formed by such notable figures as Luther, Wesley, Ignatius, and John of the Cross, as well as ecclesiastical traditions such as Anglicanism. Part III, “The Feminine Dimension in Christian Spirituality,” is devoted to Marian Spirituality, holy women, and feminism. Each of the fourteen chapters is followed by a practicum which enables readers to assimilate the practice prescribed into their own devotional life .
Moral World Of The First Christians$34.00Add to cart
How did the early Christians develop a distinctive morality? Meeks explores the social setting of the early believers, shows how they cultivated their own identity and moral language from contemporary Greek, Roman, and Jewish traditions, and describes the patterns of moral concern and behavior which characterized their community.