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Theology From The Psalms$49.99Add to cart
Hassell Bullock has studied, taught, and written successful texts on the Psalms for forty years. In this book, he walks through how the Psalms convey the grand story of creation and redemption, Scripture’s two theological ends, and the underlying story of God and humanity in relationship.
Bullock explains how the literal and metaphorical language in the Psalms work together to articulate the message and deepen our understanding. He presents interpretive principles gleaned from the psalmists themselves and shows how these writers make intertextual connections to other Scriptures, sometimes quoting but mostly alluding, which can help us make corresponding connections between Old and New Testament teachings. The Psalms are examples of applying wisdom and Scriptures to personal and national issues and of how God interacts and intervenes in real-life situations, which help us apply the Bible today.
Bullock’s mature reflections and guidance on understanding and applying the Psalms’ theological message will complement any traditional introduction to the Psalms.
Great Disappearance : 31 Ways To Be Rapture Ready$29.99Add to cart
Amidst all the pain and heartbreak that we face, is there real hope for those who follow Jesus? How will God heal our broken world? Will our current political, cultural, and actual wars ever end? The Bible responds to these tough questions with the powerful prophecy of the return of our King, Jesus. The Second Coming of Christ and the Rapture of believers are at the heart of end-time prophecies found in the bible. But what do we really know about these events? And how do they affect our daily struggles today? Is this hope to be trusted?In this definitive volume, trusted Bible teacher and Pastor, Dr. David Jeremiah unfolds the Second Coming of Christ and the Rapture in stunning clarity while also showing how the correct interpretation of these pivotal moments changes how we live here and now. The King is coming, and we have a part to play in this story that promises to set right all that is wrong and usher in a new era.Read with fresh eyes, how the return of Christ affects Christians today.
Rediscovering Israel : A Fresh Look At God’s Story In Its Historical And Cu$29.99Add to cart
See the Bible through a New Lens, from Beginning to End
In Rediscovering Israel, you will experience the living God and His Word as never before! Bestselling author and professor Kristi McLelland invites you to explore the biblical narrative in the historical, cultural, geographic, and linguistic contexts in which it was written. As you do so, you will:
*experience Scripture as a timeless, transformational Story demonstrating God’s love and faithfulness
*string biblical pearls to encounter the Bible as one cohesive storyline rather than a book of stand-alone accounts
*celebrate the richness of Scripture while discovering unique cultural idioms and customs
*share in the joys, curiosities, and insights gained through Kristi’s adventures in Israel
Whether you are preparing for pilgrimage to Israel or you desire to experience a fresh encounter with Scripture, Rediscovering Israel offers a welcome blend of biblical truth, faithful research, and personal reflections that will enrich your interactions with God’s Word.
Lord Bless You And Keep You$16.99Add to cart
Exploring the Gospel through the Aaronic Blessing
“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you,” (Numbers 6:24-25). For centuries, Christians have read these words and received them as a blessing. But have they deeply considered the meaning behind them? What does it mean for God’s face to shine upon his people?
Faces are often referred to as the window to the soul, displaying emotion and providing relational clarity between individuals. This theme of faces reverberates throughout Scripture, first appearing with Adam and Eve and notably surfacing in the Aaronic benediction in Numbers 6.
The Lord Bless You and Keep You explores this benediction to discover the important connection between a person’s face and the face of God–finding that through faces, God shines the light of the gospel upon his people and offers his grace, goodness, and blessing to those who believe in him.
*Examines a Common Biblical Passage: Explores the context, meaning, and purpose of the Aaronic benediction
*Perfect for Laypeople and Church Leaders Alike: Use this book to explore how the Aaronic benediction impacts worship in day-to-day life and within the church
*Interactive: Reflection questions provide an opportunity for discussion in small groups and meditation for individuals
*Offers Insight for Corporate Worship: Pastors and church leaders explore how the Aaronic benediction impacts corporate worship
Non Prophets Guide To The Book Of Daniel$19.99Add to cart
Finding stability in chaos and encouragement from God’s promises
In today’s increasingly unstable culture, we need the wealth of wisdom available in the book of Daniel, which teaches us to live boldly and joyfully for the Lord, even in the most difficult circumstances.
Through Daniel, you’ll discover what it means to stand for righteousness in a world filled with compromise. And you’ll learn how to do so winsomely, in a way that both enables others to gain a clear understanding of who God is and compels them to seek after Him.
Explore the many vivid prophecies Daniel had about the days to come-prophecies that shed much light on what will happen during the end times and are deeply practical for our day. You will find your faith strengthened as you see the many ways that God has kept His promises and will continue to do so.
God used Daniel’s faithfulness and courage powerfully in his day, and He can do the same through our lives today as we apply the lessons meant to help us fulfill our role in God’s divine story right now.
90 Day Bible Reading Challenge$17.99Add to cart
Supercharge your walk with God by reading the entire Bible.
If your time in the Bible has felt tedious and you are longing to revitalize your faith, the 90-Day Bible Reading Challenge is here to help.
With this book as your guide, you can grow your faith in ways you never have before by reading the Bible for the next 90 days–cover to cover.
It may sound impossible, but it’s absolutely not. Having briskly read through the Bible for years, author Mary DeMuth knows the profound impact this spiritual reset can have. Here she gives you her own comprehensive–and achievable–reading plan, fresh devotionals and insights, and encouragement to keep you going. You’ll not only read the entire Bible in three months, you’ll also:
* savor the life-changing power of God’s timeless truths
* trace the presence of Jesus throughout the entirety of the Bible
* emerge with freedom and healing
* learn to navigate your world with wisdom and joy
We all need a reset. This is your invitation to wrest yourself away from the siren call of the world and reorient your heart to worship the One who gave his life for you.
Signs And Secrets Of The Messiah$26.99Add to cart
Are you or someone you love desperate for a miracle? As witnessed through Scripture, the God who was and is and is to come has been performing miracles from the beginning of time–so you can trust that Jesus wants to do something miraculous in your life today.
In this follow-up to his book Mysteries of the Messiah, Rabbi Jason Sobel dives deep into Scripture, biblical culture, and ancient texts to help you better understand the truths and the power behind God’s miracles, and to increase your faith that Jesus can perform miracles in your life.
By taking a deeper look at Yeshua’s miracles, Rabbi Jason reveals promises for all Christ followers based on miracles throughout Scripture:
*Jesus takes the ordinary and turns it into something extraordinary, because He wants you to live out of His overflow (He turned water into wine).
*Jesus wants to renew you so that He can do something new in you (He revealed to Nicodemus the miracle of rebirth).
*You can stop wandering aimlessly or feeling stuck in your current situation, but instead experience abundant life and healing (He healed the man at the Pool of Bethesda).
*God wants to bless you abundantly so you, in turn, can bless others and sow into His kingdom (Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish).
As you go on this journey with Rabbi Jason, a Messianic Jew, he is praying that God will lead you to new insights and breakthroughs in your life. And as God reveals Himself to you in a fresh and powerful way, you will be filled with a sense of His presence and shalom.
Nobodys Mother : Artemis Of The Ephesians In Antiquity And The New Testamen$24.00Add to cart
Some Christians think Paul’s reference to “saved through childbearing” in 1 Timothy 2:15 means that women are slated primarily for delivering and raising children. Alternate readings, however, sometimes fail to build on the best historical and textual evidence.
Sandra Glahn thinks that we have misunderstood Paul by misunderstanding the context to which he wrote. A key to reading and applying 1 Timothy, Glahn argues, lies in getting to know a mysterious figure who haunts the letter: the goddess Artemis.
Based on groundbreaking research and new data about Artemis of the Ephesians, Nobody’s Mother demonstrates how better background information supports faithful interpretation. Combining spiritual autobiography with scholarly exploration, Glahn takes readers on a journey to ancient Ephesus and across early church history. Unveiling the cult of Artemis and how early Christians related to it can give us a clearer sense of the type of radical, countercultural fellowship the New Testament writers intended Christ’s church to be.
This book is for those who want to avoid sacrificing a high view of Scripture while working to reconcile conflicting models of God’s view of women. Through the unexpected channel of Paul’s advice to Timothy-and the surprising help of an ancient Greek myth-Nobody’s Mother lays a biblical foundation for men and women serving side by side in the church.
Minor Prophets : A Theological Introduction$45.00Add to cart
The good news from the Minor Prophets is that, even in dire times, God speaks.
While the Minor Prophets are among the most succinct books of the Old Testament, their theological richness has much to offer us today. And not only did they have something to say to their original audience, but God continues to speak through their words in ways that are of utmost importance for the continued flourishing of God’s people. In this unique introduction to the Minor Prophets, biblical scholars Craig Bartholomew and Heath Thomas survey the twelve books and explore the theological themes of each. Filled with helpful exegetical insights, this book is an invaluable guide for students, pastors, and scholars looking for a cohesive exploration of these often-overlooked books of the Hebrew Bible.
More than a survey of the text, each chapter offers theological insights that help frame the message of the Minor Prophets for preaching and living in our world today. This introduction contextualizes the Minor Prophets within a larger biblical-theological framework, illuminating these twelve books as masterful works of literature that address the realities of human life with unblinking honesty and uncompromising hope.
Corinthian Correspondence : Redaction, Rhetoric, And History$42.99Add to cart
In this book, Frank W. Hughes and Robert Jewett argue that the Apostle Paul wrote eight letters to the church in Corinth, and that those letters were edited and reshaped into 1 and 2 Corinthians. This analysis, using redaction and rhetorical criticism, provides many insights into Paul’s difficult relationship with the Corinthians.
Rose Guide To Genesis$15.99Add to cart
With pictures, charts, maps, and timelines, easily get overviews and practical insights of God’s plan of redemption in the book of Genesis! The Rose Guide to Genesis is your quick-reference guide for exploring the fascinating people, places, and stories in the first book of the Bible. Enjoy having:
*Overview & timeline of the book of Genesis
*Geography, customs, and daily life in the ancient world
*A to Z guide of who’s who in Genesis & family trees
*Key themes of covenant, creation, and blessing
*And much more!
Spanning 50 chapters and hundreds of events and people, Genesis is one of the largest and most fascinating books of the Bible. It feels impossible to fully grasp all of Genesis in a short time, but what if you could quickly and easily get a solid understanding of the whole book? Imagine having:
*A full timeline of Genesis’ 50 books in over 100 key events
*A clear outline of Genesis unpacked and organized into an origin structure
*Dozens of easy-to-read summaries of the most important people and events
Rose Guide to Genesis will help you dig deeper into the most important people, places, and stories in the first book of the Bible as you delve into the world of the ancient Near East. In Rose Guide to Genesis you will:
*Learn about the people and lands of ancient world from Mesopotamia to Egypt with fascinating facts
*Discover insights into family structure, customs, and religious practices of ancient peoples to give context to your Bible study
*Uncover the many ways Christ is foreshadowed in the Book of Genesis
*And so much more!
4 Key Features of the Rose Guide to Genesis:
*Quick-Reference: Find what you need fast using clear headers, charts, and simple summaries to answer the questions you have at the flip of a page!
*Illustrated: Packed with dozens of graphics, photos, and illustrations, don’t just imagine what life was like in the time of Noah, Abraham, Sarah, and Jacob-SEE illustrations, maps, locations, and more!
*Simple Overview: Covers everything you need to know about the Book of Genesis: hundredsof key events and peoplehistorical backgrounds
*Solid and Reliable: Enjoy having well-researched knowledge in one compact handbook! You’ll have all the solidscriptural overviews and information you need at your fingertips.
*Young adult and youth groups
God Of The Way$19.99Add to cart
Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel the authors of the New York Times best seller The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi bring you an exciting new life-changing message that will help you read the Bible with new eyes and take you into the heart of God’s people in Scripture – from Abraham to Ruth to Jesus and His early followers.
In The God of the Way, Rabbi Jason shares wisdom from his Jewish heritage and helps us read Scripture in the cultural context of biblical times. Kathie Lee adds personal stories and reflections from her spiritual journey and studies, serving as a companion as you go deeper in your own relationship with God.
You will experience:
*The God of the How and When: When you don’t know the details…God does.
*The God of His Word: When you can’t see God…trust His heart and the promises in His Word.
*The God Who Sees: When you feel abandoned and forgotten…God knows and cares about you.
*The God of the Other Side: When you feel overwhelmed and unworthy…God never passes by but crosses over and brings freedom.
Journey into God’s word, from the creation of the world through the desert and empty places, the Hebrew nation, and meet Jesus, the disciples, and his followers. As you do, you will see how you are part of God’s epic story of redemption – a radiant testimony to the truth that belief in God’s promises is never wasted.
Kierkegaard And The Changelessness Of God$45.00Add to cart
Danish theologian and philosopher Sren Kierkegaard was not afraid to express his opinions. Living amid what he perceived to be a culturally lukewarm Christianity, he was often critical of his contemporary church.
But that does not mean Kierkegaard rejected traditional Christian theology. Indeed, at a time when many of his contemporaries were questioning the classical doctrine of God, Kierkegaard swam against the stream by maintaining orthodox Christian beliefs.
In this volume in IVP Academic’s New Explorations in Theology series, Craig A. Hefner explores Kierkegaard’s reading of Scripture and his theology to argue not only that the great Dane was a modern defender of the doctrine of divine immutability (or God’s changelessness) in response to the disintegration of the self, but that his theology can be a surprising resource today.
Even as the church continues to be beset by “shifting shadows” (James 1:17), Kierkegaard can remind us of the good and perfect gifts that come from an unchanging God.
Treasuring The Psalms$28.00Add to cart
The book of Psalms is a treasure.
These one hundred and fifty inspired poems have shaped the worship, prayers, and theology of God’s people for thousands of years. While many of its riches are readily apparent, a deeper look into the nature and purposes of the book reveals further layers of meaning with abundant implications for the Christian life.
In Treasuring the Psalms, Ian J. Vaillancourt orients readers to the Psalms and lays out a pattern for deeper study and application. From the composition of individual psalms through the shaping of the entire book, he argues, the Holy Spirit guided the creation of a work that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. In particular, Vaillancourt shows how the Psalms point to Christ and provide practical insights for the church community and individual Christians.
Through these canonical, Christological, and practical emphases, readers will gain new viewpoints into the flow, context, and message of the Psalms, as well as gospel-centered applications for a living faith.
New Perspective On Grace$64.99Add to cart
For those inspired by Barclay’s Paul and the Gift
Over the course of his academic career, John M. G. Barclay has transformed how we think about Paul. Barclay’s contributions to Pauline Studies reached a new height with the publication of his award-winning Paul and the Gift, in which he presents a sophisticated reading of Paul’s theology of grace within the context of gift-giving in the Greco-Roman world. But where does Pauline scholarship go from here?
Featuring a diverse group of internationally renowned scholars, The New Perspective on Grace collects essays inspired by Barclay’s magnum opus. These essays broadly explore the implications of grace and gift across a variety of fields: biblical studies, theology, reception history, and theology in practice. Topics include:
*The role of grace in Paul’s life and ministry
*Implications of the New Perspective on Paul
*Divine giving in the Gospels
*Gift-giving and Christian aesthetics
*Interpretations of Pauline grace from the patristic period to the present
*Self-giving and self-care
*Grace and ministry in marginalized communities
The New Perspective on Grace is essential reading for all students and scholars who want to understand the current state of Pauline scholarship.
Life In The Son$28.00Add to cart
The New Testament writers use spatial language and imagery to portray our relationship with God, speaking both about God or Christ in us and us in them. Believers are also described as possessing and participating in divine qualities such as life and glory. Both aspects are prominent in John’s Gospel and letters. However, outside the Pauline writings, union with Christ has hardly been addressed in New Testament scholarship. Clive Bowsher seeks to redress this balance in his New Studies in Biblical Theology volume Life in the Son.
In John’s Gospel, the oneness of the Father and Son is described as the Father and Son being “in one another.” Clive Bowsher’s study shows that union with Christ in John’s Gospel and letters is the in-one-another relationship of believers with the Father and Son by the Spirit-the intimate, loving, relational participation of the believer and God, each in the life, affections, ways, and work of the other. Insightful and accessible, Bowsher’s study also explores connections with the shape of sonship, covenant and the life of the age to come. This volume fills a significant gap in the literature and promises to be a blessing to pastors, preachers, and scholars alike.
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.
Upside Down Kingdom$18.99Add to cart
An Examination of the Beatitudes and Jesus’s Counterintuitive Blessings
In our sinful world, we often struggle with anxiety, loneliness, and heartache. Everywhere we look, we see broken families and divided communities. How can we truly cultivate God’s kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven” in such a broken place?
In the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:2-12), Jesus urges us to set ourselves apart from the world, living in a counterculture with a new identity rooted in him. The Upside Down Kingdom examines this counterintuitive wisdom and explores its relevance for today. Drawing on insights from the biblical story of redemption, church fathers, Reformation scholars throughout history, and contemporary life, this book equips and encourages readers to get their spiritual bearings in an upside-down world. Author Chris Castaldo ultimately points readers to the kingdom of Christ-not as a set of rules, but as a means of bringing peace and blessing here and now.
*Written for Laypersons and Teachers of the Word: Perfect for those interested in issues confronting the church
*Thorough Study of the Beatitudes: Each chapter explores a core teaching in Christ’s Sermon on the Mount
*Appeals to Pastors and Disciple Makers: A historically informed, biblically rich, and countercultural vision of Christian life
Glory : As Seen By Ezekiel$8.00Add to cart
Ezekiel was among the captives in the land of Babylon. Humanly speaking, he was in a hopeless situation. His future looked empty and meaningless. And yet, at such an unlikely time, the heavens were opened to Ezekiel, and he saw the glory of the Lord.
In these last days, we too find ourselves pressed on every side. How can we survive as Christians? How can we serve God’s purpose in our generation?
We believe that God has a way for us, and that way is that we live under an open heaven. Like Ezekiel, we need to catch a glimpse of the glory of the Lord. If we see the glory of the Lord, that will give us light, give us strength, give us direction, and give us purpose. Our life on earth will mean something to the Lord and it will be fulfillment to us.
We do hope that God will give us a strong desire that we will see His glory. This is one thing that we long for-we want to see the glory of the Lord. If we do, it will give us hope, it will give us faith, and it will give us love that we may press on until the day when the glory of the Lord shall fill the earth, as the waters fill the sea. May the Lord help us.
Creating The Canon$30.00Add to cart
Despite the profound influence of the New Testament, a variety of questions related to its background and history remain common. Contemporary readers often find the subject of the canon’s origin and formation to be complicated and confusing, while scholars continue to struggle to find agreement about basic elements of the canon’s development. In this engaging study, Benjamin P. Laird explores several misunderstood, disputed, and overlooked topics in order to provide fresh insight and clarity about the canon’s creation and modern relevance. The volume addresses questions such as:
*Was there a single “original autograph” of each New Testament writing?
*Who exactly were the “original readers” of the New Testament writings?
*Did theological controversies play a decisive role in prompting the canon’s formation?
*How did such a diverse body of writings come together to form a single canonical collection?
*Is there a basis for the canon’s ongoing authority?
Wide-ranging yet accessible, Creating the Canon offers an illuminating treatment of the composition, formation, and authority of the New Testament and serves as a valuable guide to those with limited prior study.
Apocalypse Of John Among Its Critics$34.99Add to cart
Should Christians be embarrassed by the book of Revelation?
The Revelation of John has long confused and disturbed readers. The Apocalypse of John among Its Critics confronts the book’s difficulties. Leading experts in Revelation wrestle honestly with a question raised by critics:
*Should John’s Apocalypse be in the canon? (Alan S. Bandy)
*Was John intentionally confusing? (Ian Paul)
*Was John a bully? (Alexander E. Stewart)
*Did John delight in violence? (Dana M. Harris)
*Was John a chauvinist? (Kulli Toniste)
*Was John intolerant to others? (Michael Naylor)
*Was John antisemitic? (Rob Dalrymple)
*Did John make things up about the future? (Dave Mathewson)
*Did John advocate political subversion? (Mark Wilson)
*Did John misuse the Old Testament? (G.K. Beale)
Engaging deeply with Revelation’s difficulties helps the reader understand the book’s message?and respond rightly. The book of Revelation does not need to be avoided or suppressed. It contains words of life.
Charged With The Glory Of God$34.99Add to cart
Isaiah’s servant songs reveal a true and better Adam
In Charged with the Glory of God, Caroline Batchelder provides a synchronic, theological, and canonical reading of the four Servant Songs in Isaiah (42:1-9; 49:1-13; 50:3-11; 52:13-53:12), showing how they relate to one another and the message of the prophetic book.
Reading Isaiah as a compositional unity in conversation with other texts such as Genesis results in a coherent presentation of the mysterious servant. The polemic against idolatry reveals rebellious Israel to be false imagers of God. In contrast, Isaiah’s servant is an ideal embodiment of Yahweh’s image and likeness. Thus, the servant is a paradigm for those who wish to recapture and realize God’s good creation purposes for all humanity. The servant poems are not only a call to reorient oneself as a servant towards God and his creation, but also a map and means for doing so.
In this study, Batchelder offers fresh insights from Isaiah for understanding God’s true image and its idolatrous counterfeits.
Fractured Kingdom : Uniting Modern Christianity Through The Historical Jesu$28.95Add to cart
Bestselling biblical historian, Jean-Pierre Isbouts, weaves the origin stories of Christianity and the Lord’s Prayer into a clarion call for unity in the modern church.
Modern Christianity is in the midst of a veritable schism along the fault lines of society’s culture wars. Only if Christians truly understand the origins of this split, they can find their way to unity. Though few may realize it today, Jesus’s ministry unfolded in a crisis very similar to the one society is now battling. In fact, were it not for the truly catastrophic conditions in early 1st century Galilee, his reimagining of the three quintessential virtues of the Torah – social justice; compassion toward one another; and an abiding love of God – would have likely failed to attract a wide following.
Tracing Jesus’s vision for the “Kingdom of God” from its origin up through modern times, Dr. Isbouts argues for a possible antidote to the fierce divisons in modern Christianity: the Our Father. By taking readers on a historical tour of the Lord’s Prayer, The Fractured Kingdom shows why the only doctrine Christians agree on might be the last hope for forging a more equal, compassionate, and loving society.
Christs Message To Pergamum (Student/Study Guide)$10.00Add to cart
Courage Without Compromise
In Jesus’ words to the church of Pergamum, He acknowledged the dark, spiritual environment and the intense pressure these believers faced on a daily basis. Making it a point to let them know that He was acutely aware of their situation, Jesus commended their courage to hold fast to their faith.??
However, despite this congregation’s outstanding commitment to resist pressures from without, a deadly spiritual infection had begun to spread inside the church. Jesus defined the intolerable doctrines the church had begun to embrace and called for repentance.
Christ’s message concluded with a promise of specific rewards for those who overcame not only the onslaught of external persecution, but also the internal pressure. Destructive doctrines and practices had begun to proliferate, so Christ addressed this serious problem.
Like the church in ancient Pergamum, it can be easy for the Church today to view itself as progressive, exempt from the more “primitive,” exclusionary views found in the Bible. However, Jesus views ideas of inclusion and compromise at the expense of truth as a menace to the sanctity, power, and effectiveness of His Church!
Hearing The Message Of Ecclesiastes$19.99Add to cart
There is no easy answer to the meaning of life–even when you believe in God.
The book of Ecclesiastes seeks to answer the question: “What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?” The book’s central character is Qoheleth, who wants to understand the meaning of life as far as he possibly can with the tools of his own empirical observation and reason. He struggles to reconcile the beautiful world that we love and enjoy with the baffling world of injustice, suffering, and death. Qoheleth circles around an abyss of nihilism and pessimism. He lives with unanswered questions. Yet he remains a believer.
Old Testament scholar Christopher J. H. Wright invites you to join Qoheleth on a journey through wisdom literature from centuries ago, because the message of Ecclesiastes can be strangely reassuring as we put our faith to the test in today’s post-modern era. There will be disorienting twists and turns and the occasional complete impasse as complex topics are discussed, like:
*The meaning of life
*Mysteries of time and injustice
*Ambiguities of work, politics, worship, and wealth
Hearing the Message of Ecclesiastes won’t answer your questions about the meaning of life, but it will ultimately help you live in the tension of God’s gifts in Genesis 1-2 and the fallen world of Genesis 3–and still go on trusting in the sovereign goodness of God.
Gods Israel And The Israel Of God$28.99Add to cart
Paul and Jewish identity after Christ
Paul believed Israel’s Messiah had come. But what does this mean for Israel? Debate rages over Paul and supersessionism: the question of whether–and if so, to what extent–the new covenant in Christ replaces God’s old covenant with Israel. Discussion of supersessionism carries much historical, theological, and political baggage, complicating attempts at dialogue.
God’s Israel and the Israel of God: Paul and Supersessionism pursues fruitful discussion by listening to a variety of perspectives. Scot McKnight, Michael F. Bird, and Ben Witherington III consider supersessionism from political, biblical, and historical angles, each concluding that if Paul believed Jesus was Israel’s Messiah, then some degree of supersessionism is unavoidable. Lynn H. Cohick, David J. Rudolph, Janelle Peters, and Ronald Charles respond to the opening essays and offer their own perspectives.
Readers of God’s Israel and the Israel of God will gain a broader understanding of the debate, its key texts, and the factors that shaped Paul’s view of Israel.
Living In Union With Christ$24.00Add to cart
Leading New Testament theologian Grant Macaskill introduces Paul’s understanding of the Christian life, which is grounded in the apostle’s theology of union with Christ. The author shows that the exegetical foundations for a Christian moral theology emerge from the idea of union with Christ. Macaskill covers various aspects of Christian moral theology, exploring key implications for the Christian life of the New Testament idea of participatory union as they unfold in Paul’s Letters.
Fire Of God In Your Life Companion Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)$9.00Add to cart
Embrace the Fire!
Many people fear fiery experiences, but there is a good fire that we all need to keep burning in our lives. Fire sent from the enemy is destructive, but God-sent fire is needed to make us stronger, purer, and ready for what God wants to do in and through our lives. Remember, the Bible says God is a consuming fire – and we need His fire to remain spiritually ablaze in us and to burn red-hot as we do our part to fulfill His great plan!
In this life-transforming, five-part series, Rick will show you how God’s divine fire is needed to:
*Remove excess waste and make you stronger
*Reveal flaws that need to be corrected
*Make your life shine brighter
*Bring color to your life
It may be hot and the process lengthy, but the results of His refining fire are invaluable and eternal. Do you feel like you are going through the fire? Don’t panic! Embrace it, and let His love refine you until you gleam and shine.
ReEnchanting The Text$24.99Add to cart
In an age where the Bible has been stripped of its sacredness and functional biblical illiteracy reigns, this book makes the case that we must work to re-enchant the text in order to return the Bible to its rightful place in the lives of Christians. The author shows how the Enlightenment misshapes our interpretations of the Bible and explains that both “liberal” and “fundamentalist” interpretation are failed forms of disenchanted readings. We must rediscover the Bible as sacred, dangerous, and mysterious to counteract biblical illiteracy in an increasingly post-Christian landscape.
Godbreathed : What It Really Means For The Bible To Be Divinely Inspired$18.99Add to cart
Could there be good news in biblical imperfections?
What if the imperfections and contradictions in Scripture aren’t an accident? What if they were allowed to be there by the Holy Spirit in order to draw us beyond the literal words on the page and deeper into the spiritual truth God is trying to teach us? As provocative or unorthodox as that might sound, it is in fact a very ancient way of understanding what it means for the Bible to be divinely inspired. In this thorough and disarming book, author Zack Hunt explains how we got here and offers a practical and easily accessible approach for reading and understanding the Bible that doesn’t require a PhD in biblical languages.
As the disillusioned leave the Church in droves and the deconstructing search for better answers to eternal questions, this book repositions Scripture in the life of the Church to allow it to be what it was meant to be all along: a source of life, hope, and freedom for all. Godbreathed will reclaim the idea of biblical truth and reveal it to be not a list of beliefs to affirm or laws to be followed, but an invitation into a new way of living and loving on earth as it is in heaven.
Gods Grand Finale$16.99Add to cart
A God-Centered Overview of Revelation
The Bible’s last book is God’s final word to mankind–and the breathtaking revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though this letter describes depravity, devils, and destruction, it also provides an incredible portrait of our almighty God, delivering profound insights into who he really is.
God’s Grand Finale examines the 13 characteristics of God that Revelation uniquely and vividly illustrates through its foretelling of earth’s last days. As you read, you will:
*develop a clear overview of end times events
*experience how God uses the apocalyptic realities of Revelation to reveal himself to you
*grow in faith as these transformational truths about God deepen your reverence for him
When the dust of Revelation settles, we behold the Lamb standing and ruling in triumphant, sovereign, and indescribable glory. As God’s Grand Finale illuminates how the end times will unfold, you’ll understand how the narrative arc of Bible prophecy reveals the awe-inspiring attributes of God.
30 Old Testament Passages With Deeper Meaning$19.99Add to cart
Feed your curiosity of the Bible by exploring the deeper meaning behind familiar Old Testament passages.
Below the surface of every seemingly ordinary Bible verse lies a deeper meaning just waiting to be discovered. And these hidden insights aren’t just reserved for scholars, academics, or pastors. Anyone who knows where to look can uncover the surprisingly significant messages that the biblical authors intended for us to hear.
In 30 Old Testament Passages with Deeper Meaning, Michael Williams seeks to lead believers to a deeper comprehension and appreciation of biblical truth. In each easy-to-read chapter, Williams focuses on one Old Testament verse or passage, and:
*Examines its cultural, historical, linguistic, and/or theological context.
*Explains how it is enhanced by the added context and perspective.
*Provides questions to facilitate further reflection, study, and discussion.
Helping to bridge the gap between the academy and the church, this broadly accessible and edifying book will help everyday Christians get more out of their Bible. Plus, the insightful questions at the end of each chapter make this an ideal small group, Bible study, or expository preaching resource.
Spirit Ethics And Eternal Life$32.00Add to cart
What should the Christian life look like? What vision does Scripture cast for living as a follower of Christ?
The New Testament scholar Jarvis Williams considers how Paul’s letter to the Galatians can inform our understanding of the Christian life here and now as well as into eternity. What emerges from this careful study is a multifaceted vision of God’s saving action in Jesus Christ for both Jew and Gentile, in both the vertical relationship between God and humanity as well as the horizontal relationships among people–with cosmic ramifications.
Through Paul’s instructions and Williams’s interpretation, Christians can learn the importance of walking by the Spirit.
Historical Books : An Interactive Bible Study From Genesis To Revelation$36.99Add to cart
A Study of Scripture Designed Just for You
Strengthen your relationship with Jesus as you discover the Messiah in this unique journey through the Bible. As you study these books through the lens of the Messiah, these inspired Scriptures will come alive as you see God’s plan for His people, and for you through His son.
Each volume in the Complete Portrait of the Messiah series, will guide you with:
*a daily Bible reading plan,
*encouragement through a daily devotion,
*deeper understanding through chapter-by-chapter commentary,
*practical application through daily study questions and contemporary
*embedded links to supplemental videos to expand understanding.
Psalm 119:107 says, “Revive me, LORD, according to Your word” Start your journey through the Bible today and be personally revived!
reviveSCHOOL, a ministry of Time to Revive, is a two-year biblical studies course that teaches through the Bible daily, from Genesis to Revelation. Teaching and study are focused on seeing the complete portrait of the Messiah as depicted in all 66 books of the Bible. Based on the example in Acts 19, where Paul lectured in the Hall of Tyrannus daily for two years and all of Asia heard the message of the Lord, the ultimate goal of reviveSCHOOL is for individuals to be revived and communities to be transformed by the Word of God. Founded by Kyle Lance Martin, Time to Revive is based in Richardson, Texas, with study groups all over the world.
Our Eyes Are On You$18.99Add to cart
A study of the context and contents of 35 Biblical prayers to make connections to our lives, informing us about prayer, the things about which we should pray, and the God to whom we pray. The prayers covered include those of Abraham, Moses, Hannah, David, Jehoshaphat, Hezekiah, Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Jesus, the Apostles, Paul, and many others.
Disciples Of Jesus$10.99Add to cart
Have you ever wondered what brought about the radical transformation of Jesus’s followers? The Disciples of Jesus is a portrait gallery of a bunch of unschooled, fickle, ordinary men and women turned into loyal, courageous, and committed disciples through the Master’s compassion, tough love, and later presence through the Holy Spirit. With theological finesse, Dean Blevins brings us face-to-face with “action heroes, born skeptics, servant leaders,” and the like. Despite their frailties, failures, and fears, the Master uniquely fine-tuned them for kingdom purposes, commissioning them to be his ambassadors in the power of the Holy Spirit. This compelling study, unveiling a set of ordinary character types and their relationships, is inviting you to imagine what God can accomplish through you.
Dictionary Of Paul And His Letters$70.00Add to cart
The Dictionary of Paul and His Letters is a one-of-a-kind reference work. No other resource presents as much information focused exclusively on Pauline theology, literature, background, and scholarship.
This second edition is a thoroughly revised and updated version of the acclaimed 1993 publication. Since that groundbreaking volume was published, developments in Pauline studies have continued at a rapid pace, with diverse new scholars entering the conversation, new ideas and methods gaining attention, and fresh expressions of old topics shaping the present discussion. Those who enjoyed and benefited from the wealth in the first edition will find this new edition an equally indispensable and freshly up-to-date companion to study and research.
Classic topics such as Christology, justification, hermeneutics, and book studies of individual epistles receive careful treatment by specialists in the field. Topics new to this edition–including Paul and politics, patronage, and interpretations from various historical and cultural perspectives–expand the volume’s breadth and usefulness. Over 95% of the articles have been written specifically for this edition.
This work bridges the gap between scholars and pastors, teachers and students, and all interested readers who want a thorough treatment of key topics in a summary format. In curating and compiling these articles, the editors have sought to make them comprehensive, accessible, and useful for those pursuing further research on particular subjects. Each article’s bibliography, in addition, will serve a new generation of readers for years to come.
The updated Dictionary of Paul and His Letters takes its place alongside the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, 2nd ed., and the other volumes in the IVP Bible Dictionary Series as a unique presentation of the fruit of biblical studies–committed to Scripture, using the best of critical methods, and maintaining dialogue with both contemporary scholarship and the challenges facing the church. The reference volumes in the series provide in-depth treatment of biblical and theological topics in an accessible encyclopedia format, including cross-sectional themes, methods of interpretation, significant historical or cultural background, and each Old and New Testament book as a whole.
50 Final Events In World History$18.99Add to cart
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.
Bible Vs Biblical Womanhood$19.99Add to cart
A biblical defense of egalitarianism that relies on Scripture to affirm gender equality in the church and in the home.
“Biblical womanhood” is the idea that the Bible teaches God-ordained male leadership and female submission in the home and subordination in the church. Some say this hierarchy of authority is sufficiently evidenced by examples of male leadership (and lack of female leadership) in the Bible: the first human was male, Israel’s official priests were male, most authors of Scripture were male, Jesus was male and chose twelve male Apostles. God is addressed as Father. Wives are commanded to submit to their husbands.
In The Bible vs. Biblical Womanhood, New Testament scholar Philip B. Payne argues that the very Bible passages that are often believed to teach male headship and female subordination actually teach gender equality. He demonstrates that the Bible does not endorse gender hierarchy but instead emphasizes:
*The Holy Spirit gifting all believers for ministry
*The oneness of the body of Christ (the church) and the priesthood of all believers
*Humility, service, and mutual submission required of all believers
*Freedom and willingness to relinquish freedom in order to spread the gospel
These concepts are examined in 14 Bible passages throughout the Old and New Testaments, using careful exploration of Greek and Hebrew word meanings, historical and cultural context, and examples from Scripture. Payne defends his position by providing detailed answers to common objections at the end of each chapter.
The Bible vs. Biblical Womanhood is for those struggling to reconcile the Bible’s seemingly contradictory teachings about man and woman. Readers will come away with greater confidence in the reliability of Scripture’s consistent, harmonious message of gender equality.
Tell Her Story$24.00Add to cart
Women were there.For centuries, discussions of early Christianity have focused on male leaders in the church. But there is ample evidence right in the New Testament that women were actively involved in ministry, at the frontier of the gospel mission, and as respected leaders.
Nijay Gupta calls us to bring these women out of the shadows by shining light on their many inspiring contributions to the planting, growth, and health of the first Christian churches. He sets the context by exploring the lives of first-century women and addressing common misconceptions, then focuses on the women leaders of the early churches as revealed in Paul’s writings. We discover the major roles of people such as:
*Phoebe, Paul’s trusted coworker
*Prisca, strategic leader and expert teacher
*Junia, courageous apostle
*Nympha, representative of countless lesser-known figures
When we understand the world in which Jesus and his followers lived and what the New Testament actually attests about women in the churches, it becomes clear that women were active participants and trusted leaders all along. They were welcomed by Paul and other apostles, were equipped and trained for ministry leadership, instructed others, traveled long distances, were imprisoned-and once in a while became heroes and giants.
The New Testament writers tell their stories. It’s time for the church to retell them, again and again.
Armageddon : What The Bible Really Says About The End$27.99Add to cart
A New York Times bestselling Biblical scholar reveals why our popular understanding of the Apocalypse is all wrong–and why that matters.
You’ll find nearly everything the Bible has to say about the end in the Book of Revelation: a mystifying prophecy filled with bizarre symbolism, violent imagery, mangled syntax, confounding contradictions, and very firm ideas about the horrors that await us all. But whether you understand the book as a literal description of what will soon come to pass, interpret it as a metaphorical expression of hope for those suffering now, or only recognize its highlights from pop culture, what you think Revelation reveals…is almost certainly wrong.
In Armageddon, acclaimed New Testament authority Bart D. Ehrman delves into the most misunderstood–and possibly the most dangerous–book of the Bible, exploring the horrifying social and political consequences of expecting an imminent apocalypse and offering a fascinating tour through three millennia of Judeo-Christian thinking about how our world will end. By turns hilarious, moving, troubling, and provocative, Armageddon presents inspiring insights into how to live our lives in the face of an uncertain future and reveals what the Bible really says about the end.
Reading The Psalms Theologically$29.99Add to cart
Reading the Psalms Theologically presents rich biblical-theological studies on the Psalter. The essays interpret the Psalms as a carefully-composed book. Each study focuses on a biblical or theological topic, drawing insights from past interpreters and current scholarship.
Person Of Christ$16.99Add to cart
Right views of sin have a tendency to lead us to right views of the Person of the Saviour. But the converse is also true; right views of the Saviour’s person lead to the right views of Sin.
The Person of Christ is a wonderful encouragement for Christians today. Despite the difference between this edition’s original publication date, the truths Bonar addresses are timeless.
Focusing his structure on topics from the person of Christ as the essence of good tidings to views on Christ and the second coming, Bonar sets out a precedent for heartfelt evangelical exposition of the Gospel via the personal relationship Christians have with the Person of Christ.
Heart Of The Gospel$17.95Add to cart
“Blessed are the_____”
Many of us can fill in the blank with a list memorized in Sunday school or catechism class. The meek, the poor in spirit, something about those who are reviled… and that’s it. These Beatitudes are a nice bit of pious trivia, nothing more. But if that’s what we think, Fr. Sebastian Walshe (Secrets from Heaven) says we’re missing out not only on some of Jesus’ most important teachings in the Gospels, but on the very core of his saving message. In Heart of the Gospel, Fr. Walshe demonstrates compellingly how these eight declarations from the Sermon on the Mount known as the Beatitudes make up the foundation, essence, and final goal of Jesus’ teachings. They are as central to the gospel as the Ten Commandments were to the old Law: a roadmap for navigating the New Covenant. And where does that map take us? To happiness which is what beatitude means, after all. To that end for which God made us and only in which we can feel fulfilled. In these rich meditations, Fr. Walshe illuminates the scriptural passages from which we get the Beatitudes; explains the significance of their wording, their order, and their timing in Jesus’ ministry; and draws out edifying parallels and connections with salvation history and the lives of the saints. Most importantly, he offers wise counsel from his own work as a priest and teacher to help us understand the Beatitudes better and live them out in our life following that roadmap that leads to happiness in this world and in the world to come.
Revelations Of Jesus$19.99Add to cart
John was preserved for a special moment, one last assignment. Exiled in solitary confinement on the island of Patmos, he found himself in the Spirit on the Lord Day, it is there when he is given The Revelation of Jesus. In the cave of suffering, John has his most defining moment, an encounter with the once crucified, but now risen and reigning Jesus. The same Jesus that is reigning today.
David Binion compels us to see that the message of Revelation isn’t to tell us how bad our world is but to encourage us not to succumb to the pressure of tribulation. Every generation has experienced its own set of struggles and trials. Every nation has known political upheaval. The church has been able to navigate its way through severe oppression in every situation. Perhaps you find yourself in your own personal Patmos, unable to see your way out of the dark cave of separation. Let John’s story inspire you. There are encounters awaiting that God wants to have with His people. He wants us to know that there is beauty on the Island of Patmos.
The book of Revelation, while it is about what is to come, it is also about what is now, and so much more. It is God’s unique love story. Binion challenges readers in The Revelation of Jesus, to view the words of John through a slightly different lens, with fresh illumination, from the eyes of a worshipper.
Pauls Thorn In The Flesh$29.99Add to cart
Paul’s enigmatic “thorn in the flesh” in 2 Corinthians has baffled interpreters for centuries. Many offer suggestions as to the identity of Satan’s messenger; others despair that the puzzle is unsolvable. In Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh: New Clues for an Old Problem, Kenneth Berding reopens the case. He follows a trail of clues that includes ancient beliefs about curses, hints in Paul’s letters, similarities with Jesus’s suffering, and the attempts of the earliest Christian interpreters. Berding offers twenty criteria-some familiar, others neglected-that any proposals must explain. While the usual suspects fall short, Berding suggests a new solution-one that satisfies all the evidence and gives us a fuller view of Paul. Far from an abstract puzzle, Paul’s own suffering is relevant to Christians today, including Berding’s own health struggles.
Lexham Old Testament Apocrypha$19.99Add to cart
A modern translation with introductions by David A. deSilva.
The Lexham Old Testament Apocrypha includes:
*Tobit (Vaticanus and Sinaiticus)
*Greek Esther (Greek)
*Wisdom of Solomon
*Wisdom of Sirach
*Letter of Jeremiah
*the additions to Daniel (Old Greek and Theodotion), including the Prayer of Azariah, Susanna, and Bel and the Dragon
*the Prayer of Manasseh
*Psalms of Solomon
*Greek 1 Enoch
Beautifully typeset in a single-column format, the Lexham Old Testament Apocrypha provides a literal and contemporary translation for modern readers. David A. deSilva briefly introduces each book, providing context and insight. This volume includes works typically omitted from other editions of the Apocrypha, such as the Psalms of Solomon, the Greek text of Enoch, and multiple versions of Tobit and the additions to Daniel.
The Apocrypha has been highly esteemed throughout history. While its canonical status is disputed, it has been embraced by Christians over centuries for personal study, devotion, and worship. The diverse writings in the Apocrypha contain biblical and post-biblical history, historical fiction, wisdom, and liturgy. These books shed light on Second Temple (intertestamental) Judaism and the New Testament, and they continue to inspire readers today.
Ransom For Many$24.99Add to cart
Not to be served, but to serve
Unlike the Gospels of Luke and John, Mark’s Gospel never explicitly reveals any authorial intent. In A Ransom for Many, John J. R. Lee and Daniel Brueske identify Mark 10:45 as the heart of Mark’s Gospel. This single verse is the pivot point of Mark’s structure, themes, and message. Mark 10:45 is the key that unlocks the Gospel’s unique focus on true discipleship. Learn how Jesus’s faithfulness is both a summons and pattern for all who carry their cross and follow him.
Asking Better Questions Of The Bible$16.99Add to cart
Too often when we come to the Bible, we settle for easy answers. We move quickly toward the allure of resolution. But when we ask the questions the Bible is asking, we will do these things instead:
*understand the Eastern perspective of words, numbers, and core principles like eternal life, truth, sin, and faith
recognize the literary devices and the reclamation of stories used in the Torah
read the historical books both as inspiration and as cautionary tales
interpret the distinct genres in Wisdom Literature, such as psalms and proverbs
*decipher the unique elements of prophetic literature
*perceive the often tongue-in-cheek nature of the Gospel accounts
*view the New Testament letters as inspired, authoritative interpretation of the story of God
Lords Prayer : Matthew 6 And Luke 11 For The Life Of The Church$24.99Add to cart
Since the beginning of Christianity, the Lord’s Prayer has occupied an important place in the lives of Jesus’s disciples, for it is the prayer Jesus himself taught them. Like other biblical prayers, the Lord’s Prayer contains words people offer to God. But since this prayer is from Jesus and is part of Scripture, it is also God’s Word to people. When we say this prayer, not only are we speaking to God, but God is also speaking to us.
Highly regarded New Testament scholar William Wright shows how this classic text can speak afresh to the life of the church today. He integrates critical exegesis, theological exposition, and Christian spirituality to explicate the theological substance of the Lord’s Prayer. His goal is to help readers come to know God and love God and others more deeply through a focused study of this important Christian prayer.
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.
Flood And Fury$24.00Add to cart
What do we do with a God who sanctions violence?
Old Testament violence proves one of the most troubling topics in the Bible. Too often, the explanations for the brutality in Scripture fail to adequately illustrate why God would sanction such horrors on humanity. These unanswered questions leave readers frustrated and confused, leading some to even walk away from their faith.
In Flood and Fury, Old Testament scholar Matthew Lynch approaches two of the most violent passages in the Old Testament – the Flood and the Canaanite conquest – and offers a way forward that doesn’t require softening or ignoring the most troubling aspects of these stories. While acknowledging the persistent challenge of violence in Scripture, Flood and Fury contends that reading with the grain of the text yields surprising insights into the goodness and the mercy of God. Through his exploration of themes related to violence including misogyny, racism, and nationalism, Lynch shows that these violent stories illuminate significant theological insights that we might miss with a surface reading.
Flood and Fury challenges us to let go of the need to rescue the Old Testament from itself and listen afresh to its own critiques on violence.