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Bringing the Word to Life Engaging the New Testament through Performing It

Bringing the Word to Life Engaging the New Testament through Performing It

by Richard Ward and David Trobisch

The New Testament books were written to be read aloud. The original audiences of these texts would have been unfamiliar with our current practice of reading silently and processing with our eyes rather than our ears, so we can learn much about the New Testament through performing it ourselves. Richard Ward and David Trobisch are here to help. Bringing the Wo… Read more…

Search for the Twelve Apostles

Search for the Twelve Apostles

by William Steuart McBirnie

Simon Peter, Andrew, James the son of Zebedee, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Jude, Simon, Judas, and Matthias—what happened to the men who answered Jesus' call to follow him? What impact did they have on the world? Where did they go and what did they do after Jesus' resurrection and ascension? In these fasci… Read more…

Son of Hamas

Son of Hamas

by Mosab Hassan, Mosab Hassan Yousef and Ron Brackin

Son of Hamas is now available with an all-new chapter about events since the book’s release such as the revelation of Mosab’s Israeli intelligence handler’s true identity, and Homeland Security’s effort to deport the author.Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Shei… Read more…

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Relic Quest

by Robert Cornuke

Dangerous expeditions . . . intriguing encounters . . . exotic...locations . . . near brushes with death. Meet RobertCornuke: explorer, adventurer, real-life Indiana Jones. For two decades, his passion for discovering the stories behind the Bible's greatest mysteries has led him to such places as Saudi Arabia in search of the real Mount Sinai and Israel,… Read more…

The Gospel of the Lord How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus

The Gospel of the Lord How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus

by Michael F. Bird

Balanced, comprehensive survey of the critical questions involved in studying the four Gospels In this book, through a distinctive evangelical and critical approach, Michael Bird explores the historical development of the four canonical Gospels. He shows how the memories and faith of the earliest believers formed the Gospel accounts of Jesus that got written… Read more…

Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice

Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice

by Marvin J. Newell and Patrick Fung

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is a crosscultural book. Scripture is full of narratives of God's people crossing cultures in pursuit of God's mission. Biblical texts shed light on mission dynamics: Sarah and Hagar functioning in an honor-shame culture, Moses as a multicultural leader, Ruth as a crosscultural conversion, David and Uriah illustr… Read more…

A Week in the Life of Corinth

A Week in the Life of Corinth

by Ben WitheringtonIII

Ben Witherington III attempts to reenchant our reading of Paul in this creative reconstruction of ancient Corinth. Following a fictitious Corinthian man named Nicanor through an eventful week of business dealings and conflict, you will encounter life at various levels of Roman society--eventually meeting Paul himself and gaining entrance into the Christian c… Read more…

A Cultural Handbook to the Bible

A Cultural Handbook to the Bible

by John J. Pilch

The task of interpreting the Bible — which was written by and to people living in very different cultural contexts from contemporary Western society — can seem monumental. The opposite is also true: people can easily forget that studying the Bible is a type of cross-cultural encounter, instead reading their own cultural assumptions into biblical … Read more…

Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World

Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World

by Warren Carter

This useful, concise introduction to the worlds around the New Testament focuses on seven key moments in the centuries before and after Jesus. It enlightens readers about the beginnings of the Christian movement, showing how religious, political, and economic factors were interwoven in the fabric of the New Testament world.Leading New Testament scholar Warre… Read more…

A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion

A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion

by Gary M. Burge

Enter a world of warfare and treachery, of duty and honor, of love and loyalty, interwoven with the inner workings of a Roman centurion's household. And then trace it as the road curves toward little Capernaum. Follow the story of Appius, a proud centurion, and Tullus, his scribe and slave. From a battle with the Parthians, through a tragic per… Read more…

Christ in the Feast of Pentecost

Christ in the Feast of Pentecost

by David Brickner

This engrossing book will quickly capture your attention as you realize the excitement leading up to this festive occasion and the richness it will bring to your understanding of both the Old and New Testament references.  The authors treat us to the sense of anticipation that "cannot be overstated" as their insightful account of tradition… Read more…

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg

A rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him. What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived?Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jes… Read more…


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