Church And Pastoral for the Olive Tree Bible App - Olive Tree Bible Software

This Week's Sale - Up to 60% Savings!

Church And Pastoral

For the Olive Tree Bible App

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - Reading the Parables

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - Reading the Parables

by Richard Lischer

Parables make up one-third of Jesus' speech in the New Testament. In this volume, Richard Lischer provides an expert guide to these parables and proposes an important distinction between reading and interpreting the parables. Emphasizing the importance of reading the parables versus interpreting them, Lischer asserts that reading offer… Read more…

New Studies in Biblical Theology - A Gracious and Compassionate God: Mission, Salvation and Spirituality in the Book of Jonah (NSBT)

New Studies in Biblical Theology - A Gracious and Compassionate God: Mission, Salvation and Spirituality in the Book of Jonah (NSBT)

by Daniel C. Timmer

The book of Jonah is arguably just as jarring for us as it was for the ancients. Ninevah's repentance, Jonah's estrangement from God and the book's bracing moral conclusion all pose unsettling questions for today's readers. For biblical theologians, Jonah also raises tough questions regarding mission and religious conversio… Read more…

Preaching Christ from Ecclesiastes: Foundations for Expository Sermons

Preaching Christ from Ecclesiastes: Foundations for Expository Sermons

by Sidney Greidanus

As Sidney Greidanus points out, the biblical book of Ecclesiastes is especially relevant for our contemporary culture because it confronts such secular enticements as materialism, hedonism, cut-throat competition, and self-sufficiency. But how can preachers best convey the ancient Teacher's message to congregations today? A respected e… Read more…

Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis: Interpreting the Pentateuch (HOTE)

Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis: Interpreting the Pentateuch (HOTE)

by Peter T Vogt

In this latest addition to the Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis series, Peter T. Vogt continues the tradition of excellence established by previous volumes. Divided into three parts, Interpreting the Pentateuch first provides an overview of the major themes of the Pentateuch. In the second part, Vogt offers resources and strategies for interpreting and u… Read more…

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - Violence in Scripture

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - Violence in Scripture

by Jerome F. D. Creach

The Bible frequently depicts God as angry and violent, and sometimes depicts human violence as positive or even as commanded by God. This forms one of the most vexing problems in approaching Scripture and interpreting the Bible for preaching and teaching today. In this volume, Creach first examines the theological problems of violence and categorizes the typ… Read more…

The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel

The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel

by Mark Dever and Paul Alexander

Dever and Alexander propose a model of complete reliance and submission to the gospel when building a healthy church. Great resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church.… Read more…

Counseling Techniques

Counseling Techniques

by John C Thomas

Counseling Techniques provides a useful resource for any type of counseling practitioner. Presenting a wide variety of the most effective and commonly used techniques associated with various diagnoses, theoretical bases, and client populations, it offers experienced therapists and students alike a single, trustworthy resource for clinical reference and guida… Read more…

Preaching Christ from Genesis: Foundations for Expository Sermons

Preaching Christ from Genesis: Foundations for Expository Sermons

by Sidney Greidanus

Sidney Greidanus's previous two preaching books -- The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text and Preaching Christ from the Old Testament -- have received wide acclaim. Preaching Christ from Genesis offers more of Greidanus's solid, practical homiletical fare. Packed with unique features, Preaching Christ from Genesis: … Read more…

Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis: Interpreting the Historical Books (HOTE)

Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis: Interpreting the Historical Books (HOTE)

by Robert B Chisholm Jr

The Old Testament displays a remarkable literary and theological unity through a variety of genres. But applying a single, one-size-fits-all method of exegesis can lead to confusion and misunderstanding. A valuable reference tool for students and pastors, the Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis (HOTE) series provides readers with an enhanced understanding o… Read more…

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - The Sacraments in Biblical Perspective

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - The Sacraments in Biblical Perspective

by Ronald P Byars

The third volume in the Interpretation series offers a comprehensive look at the theology of sacraments. For many church people, worship is about preaching and music. Baptism and the Lord's Supper are occasional additions to Sunday services. Recognizing that church-goers are uncertain about the need for sacraments, Ronald Byars describes the possibility … Read more…

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - Ancient Apocryphal Gospels

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - Ancient Apocryphal Gospels

by Markus Bockmuehl

In this reader-friendly guide, Markus Bockmuehl offers a sympathetic account of the ancient apocryphal Gospel writings, showing their place within the reception history and formation of what was to become the canonical fourfold Gospel. Bockmuehl begins by helping readers understand the early history behind these noncanonical Gospels before… Read more…

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: Foundations for Expository Sermons

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: Foundations for Expository Sermons

by Sidney Greidanus

Arguing for the need both to preach Christ in every sermon and to preach regularly from the Old Testament, Sidney Greidanus develops a christocentric method that will help preachers do both simultaneously. Greidanus challenges Old Testament scholars to broaden their focus and to understand the Old Testament not only in its own historical c… Read more…


(Number of titles: 1968)